Recent posts by wolfinthesheep on Kongregate

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Topic: Serious Discussion / what happen's when you jump into lava

Are we talking very small pile of molten rock?

Or full-on volcanic eruption lava?

Because if it’s the latter you won’t even come remotely close enough to jump into it.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Custom video game maps.

Yes. Except the “taking pictures” part is irrelevant, and the “add terrain” is 100% of the work in creating a game map.

Unless you’re doing some heavy duty image recognition programming, which as a non-programmer you will not.

 
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Topic: Game Programming / Composing Game Audio?

I think you misread that part. Everything must be original or you must have permission from the creator.

Audio that has a Creative Commons (Commercial usage) license is perfectly acceptable, as is anything else where the author/site explicitly allows commercial use for free.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How are Pockie Pirate and Pockie Ninja still on this site?

Originally posted by BTrenary:
Originally posted by wolfinthesheep:

…Basically, the only “official” statement that can be found is admins and staff saying “Don’t worry, we have licenses”…

I saw something along those too, though are a lot of people saying otherwise. Evidently they have Wartune as well.

And as far as Kongregate having no responsibility…I would bet that it is in their best interest to verify the “legitimacy” of the games that land on this site. Especially when Kreds are involved.

Well, as I said in the OP, proactively verifying legality basically voids Safe Harbour protections in the DMCA. In terms of legality, Kongregate should always wait for notice and not look for infringement on their own.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How are Pockie Pirate and Pockie Ninja still on this site?

Well, it is literally impossible to find any information about licensing anywhere. Not to mention that a brief Google search shows that they use trademarked material from 4-5 different anime as well as some Western animations…and I doubt they’d pay full licensing fees for bit appearances. Basically, the only “official” statement that can be found is admins and staff saying “Don’t worry, we have licenses”.

I suppose Kongregate has no responsibility for verifying legitimacy of games, so as long the licensing is vague it’s not their problem to deal with.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Apathy concerning the current string of scandals?

From the viewpoint of a non-American who keeps hearing about these things, all I ever see is two political parties constantly flinging shit at each other. For the last decade there’s been one “scandal” after another, and more often than not it usually ends up being one blowhard politician grandstanding about something that’s not actually controversial if you actually look into it.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / How are Pockie Pirate and Pockie Ninja still on this site?

Was amusing seeing a picture of One Piece on the front page, and was not the least bit surprised to see that it’s blatantly infringing trademark and copyright.

Now, I’m very much aware how the US DMCA laws operate, and that any proactive moderation from staff could potentially void Safe Harbours. However, it’s a tad surprising that both games haven’t been flagged repeatedly.

I’m aware there are probably a lot more copyright infringing games on here, but the only reason I’m pointing these two out is that they’re pay-to-win, and it seems a tad irresponsible to encourage people to spend money on games that will likely be shut down.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Creation vs. Evolution

Originally posted by Jantonaitis:

No one believed the earth was flat except 19th century quacks. There was never any kind of actual scientific debate over it.

No scientific debate does not mean no one believed it. There is zero scientific debate over creationism, global warming, vaccination, etc. but there are tons of people that will argue the contrary (as this thread proves well).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Deadliest fighting force.

Originally posted by FuturisticWeapon:

The deadliest fighting group is the most cornered fighting group with the most belief in their cause.

Only if their opponent has scruples and morals. They’re only “deadly” because they use tactics that rely on the enemy not being extreme in their tactics.

Some extremist guerrilla group doesn’t stand a chance against an enemy that’s willing to level entire cities and commit genocide.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Prohibition: Why didn't the government learn from thier mistake?

Originally posted by NaturalReject:

Why stop at prostitution and drugs? Legalize murder, and less people will get killed. Right?

Prostitution and drugs are activities that millions of people partake in, and law enforcement is literally incapable of dealing with every incident. More importantly, it’s an activity that society itself turns a blind eye toward.

Murder is an act committed by an extremely tiny percentage of the population, and one that will get you shunned by the entire community.

You want to pretend this is a slippery slope, but it’s not.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Most Overshadowed RPG Series

Originally posted by Order_Venom117:
Originally posted by Noddles:

Fire Emblem sucks and Deus Ex is not overshadowed.

Lol, Deus Ex not overshadowed? Lol…okay, boss.

Deus Ex is a game title that basically everyone knows, even if they haven’t played it.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / China and Democracy

Originally posted by issendorf:
A benevolent, highly intelligent, and unselfish dictator is probably the best form of leadership you could ever ask for. You’re just never going to get that from a person who seized power (and you’d have to be extremely lucky to get it with a monarchy system).

Exactly – you’d never get a good dictator, therefore, in practice, it’s a terrible system.

Not entirely true. It’s a terrible system for human rights. It’s hit and miss when it comes to national leadership and development, but there are plenty of dictatorships that have turned 3rd world countries into 1st world power houses.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / China and Democracy

Democracy is overrated, in most circumstances. Democracy is accepted, however, because it’s one of the few political systems that allow all individuals to have some sort of influence in the overall government, no matter how small, which usually results in more respect for individual and human rights.

Totalitarian systems are more efficient, faster, have less overhead, etc. A benevolent, highly intelligent, and unselfish dictator is probably the best form of leadership you could ever ask for. You’re just never going to get that from a person who seized power (and you’d have to be extremely lucky to get it with a monarchy system).

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ethics of piracy

Originally posted by SaintAjora:

I’d have to disagree there. This is evidenced in several cases where products were offered free or near free and without DRM, yet people still pirated it.

Is the problem piracy itself, or piracy cutting into the bottom line?

Because while those cases don’t do anything to deter piracy, most of them (especially when it comes to software) show massive increases in sales and net profits due to lower price points. Lack of DRM is kind of a hit or miss thing, because it’s still the quality of the game being judged.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How would the gaming community react to a gay main character?

Originally posted by Ketsy:

And in Skyrim, you can have any sort of homosexual marriage. (Except with a specific race, when I played. The game isn’t homophobic, just racist?)

The Elder Scrolls universe is beyond racist, and it’s hilarious. Everyone hates everyone else.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / How would the gaming community react to a gay main character?

Originally posted by archersdog51:

Personally i could care less.

So you mean you do care?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / A Perfectly Illogical Person

Originally posted by thijser:

well if it was completely illogical it would be completely logical since it would require the system to calculate al options and then pick the least logical one which is still logical. You could however just take a random generator and call it a day :>

Random generators run off of logic based machines.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / "Hey! Are you running an ad blocker?"

Originally posted by Darkruler2005:

Down with GameStop! They’re trying to make this site actually survive! Go bankrupt! We don’t want you here!

Typical ignorance, really. All you want is free, free, free, and when someone either goes bankrupt or tries to get money to prevent that, they’re the worst thing in the world.

I don’t care if sites try to make money. It’s when they do it poorly that there’s a problem.

Kongregate has bad ads. There’s no getting around that – they make all of the mistakes that drove people to Ad Blockers in the first place. Big, glaring banners for crappy games, websites that have no meaningful or relevant content. Forced Ad viewings to get to content you want. Ads that you, quite honestly, don’t want anyone walking by to see.

I have no problems white-listing websites. I’m not, however, going to be guilt-tripped into seeing the shit I was specifically trying to avoid.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Archive] Friday Challenges - Snail Bob 5: Love Story

Originally posted by Laxaria:
Originally posted by wolfinthesheep:

Alright…this is pissing me off. I go through this pathetic game and beat the Swamp tournament…and I don’t get the card.

Screw this, not worth it in the slightest.

Beat it again. I had to too.

I did. That’s what makes it worse.

EDIT: Okay, had to refresh the game. Now I can purge my mind of this terrible memory.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / [Archive] Friday Challenges - Snail Bob 5: Love Story

Alright…this is pissing me off. I go through this pathetic game and beat the Swamp tournament…and I don’t get the card.

Screw this, not worth it in the slightest.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

Well…that’s weird then. I have the song unlocked, got a bronze on it…but no high score for it. Oh well.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / SCGMD4 Discussion - Achievements, Bosses, Secrets

Out of curiosity…anyone know what the Secret Final Challenge is? There’s a high score for it, but I have no clue what it’s for.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Sudden surge in protests for online rights?

I’m sure everyone knows at least some details about SOPA/PIPA.

What’s a little more interesting is the follow-ups that have taken place months later. Across Europe, millions of people have taken up protesting ACTA (which, unfortunately, many countries have already signed on to).

In Canada, there’s been huge backlash against the recent bill C-30, which is essentially internet monitoring without judicial oversight.

So, the question is, how long will this awareness to online rights and freedoms remain, and at what point will governments realize they need to understand new technologies instead of relying on the words of lobbyists?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Perfect Murder-Possible?

It’s all a question of how subtle the manipulations are. If it’s obvious enough that you’re trying to convince someone to kill another, that makes you an accessory. If your influences are so under the radar that you could repeat them in court word-for-word without anyone suspecting any sinister motive, then that would be a “perfect crime”, so to speak.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Flash Games Save Data?

It’s because of a Flash and Browser updates. Basically, there were issues with Flash cookies being used like normal cookies, and companies were using them to track user data.

If you use FireFox, you can download the BetterPrivacy addon and set Kongregate’s flash cookies to protected. Use this path:
….PATH TO YOUR USER DATA….\\AppData\\Roaming\\Macromedia\\Flash Player\\#SharedObjects\\[^\\\/]+\\chat\.kongregate\.com