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Take-Two Faces $20 Million Settlement For "Hot Coffee" Scandal

QuantumFTL Re:That's what you get (124 comments)

I'm pretty sure Take Two is doing just fine, even considering this. Also, nothing says "edgy" like "we got sued for something that wasn't even part of our game, because we're just that badass."

Seriously, I'm sure the execs are laughing all the way to the bank. And the shareholders, well WTF do you expect if you invest in a company that makes games where you can get your money back after fornicating with a professional via vehicular homicide?

more than 5 years ago

Developer Explains Clone/Transhumanist RPG

QuantumFTL I was an alpha playtester (41 comments)

I enjoyed playtesting a (very unfinished) version of this system last summer with a local gaming group. I'm under NDA so I cannot say much, but I would recommend that anyone serious about science fiction RPGs check this out when it's released. If nothing else, you won't find the experience boring.

more than 5 years ago

Google's "Wave" Blurs Chat, Email, Collaboration Software

QuantumFTL Re:Perfect... (170 comments)

I know it sounds funny, but I have a friend who has been working on a homebrew system for Jane Austin PnP RPGs. Narrativist RPGs actually lend themselves rather well to this kind of thing, especially if the emphasis is on storytelling and social maneuvering, instead of THAC0.

more than 5 years ago

Google's "Wave" Blurs Chat, Email, Collaboration Software

QuantumFTL Re:Perfect... (170 comments)

I read this as "Perfect for PNP RNGs." I thought that using user input from multiple users just to generate random dice throws was a bit much, but... interesting at least.

Start a google code project for this, I'm sure you'll be surprised how much help you get. email me if there's anything I can do.

more than 5 years ago

ET Will Phone Home Using Neutrinos, Not Photons

QuantumFTL Re:Nuttier than fruitcakes (299 comments)

They don't respond to electromagnetism, gravity, or the strong force.

IANAP (though I do have a physics degree), but you are completely wrong about neutrinos not being affected by gravity. Gravity curves spacetime itself (at least, if you accept GR) and therefore any ballistic particle passing through it will have a curved path, whether or not they have rest mass (which neutrinos seem to, as evidenced by spontaneous flavor changing). Heck, even :

Because it is an electrically neutral lepton, the neutrino interacts neither by way of the strong nor the electromagnetic force, but only through the weak force and gravity.

I'm not saying that neutrinos are easy to manipulate, but it's not as impossible as you make it sound.

Personally I think the late Dr. Thomas Gold's idea of aliens using excitation states in large nebulae such that they act as a MASER to fasciculate long-range communication is a much better solution, at least for broadcast purposes.

more than 6 years ago


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