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(BBC-US)   Researchers create Unreal Tournament bot that can teabag, accuse you of hax and call you masculinity-challenging names just like a human player   (bbc.com) divider line 68
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2012-10-01 10:48:50 AM
This year for the first time two bots achieved humanness ratings of over 50%. The human players, by contrast, achieved average humanness ratings of just 40%.

More human that human.
 
2012-10-01 12:08:20 PM
Romney plays video games??
 
2012-10-01 12:45:28 PM
People still play Unreal Tournament? Should I dust off my Quake 2 CD again?
 
2012-10-01 12:46:19 PM
So something finally passed the turing test?
 
2012-10-01 12:49:43 PM

Grapple: People still play Unreal Tournament? Should I dust off my Quake 2 CD again?


Not since UT3 came out. Big disappointment as far as the single player campaign went. Pretty half-assed maps, too. Still, the graphics are good.
 
2012-10-01 12:50:49 PM
I liked UT but couldn't they update their engine for something a bit newer?
 
2012-10-01 12:56:28 PM
wouldn't have been cheaper to just hire a 12 year old??

xanadian: Romney plays video games??


really? you got to drag politics into this?!?!
 
2012-10-01 01:04:22 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: really? you got to drag politics into this?!?!


No thread will be immune for the next 45 days or so (hangover effect even after the election).
 
2012-10-01 01:07:20 PM

Grapple: People still play Unreal Tournament? Should I dust off my Quake 2 CD again?


I still play UT2004 for the RPG mods.
 
2012-10-01 01:09:13 PM

The Muthaship: The Stealth Hippopotamus: really? you got to drag politics into this?!?!

No thread will be immune for the next 45 days or so (hangover effect even after the election).


I cannot wait for the post coital lull that happens after a major election.

/for some reason this election just has me offput.
 
2012-10-01 01:13:08 PM
Ice cream? I love ice cream!
 
2012-10-01 01:14:26 PM

The Muthaship: The Stealth Hippopotamus: really? you got to drag politics into this?!?!

No thread will be immune for the next 45 days or so (hangover effect even after the election).


I don't get the fartbongo joke and why its preemptively used in entertainment threads. Can the politics tab be moved to a different website for the next 2 months?
 
2012-10-01 01:17:25 PM

TNel: I liked UT but couldn't they update their engine for something a bit newer?


Unreal 4 (i think it is) will be in use soon (fortnite will be on it). but dev kit will be wee a bit longer.

So, there's always hope!
 
2012-10-01 01:17:36 PM
u mad?

And, come on, the joke was right on point. It may have SUCKED, but it was at least on-topic.
 
2012-10-01 01:17:37 PM

TNel: I liked UT but couldn't they update their engine for something a bit newer?


Have you seen any screens for UT3?

src.sencha.io
 
2012-10-01 01:19:37 PM

The Muthaship: No thread will be immune for the next 45 days or so (hangover effect even after the election).


thecpt: I don't get the fartbongo joke and why its preemptively used in entertainment threads. Can the politics tab be moved to a different website for the next 2 months?


Dont get me wrong. I wade in there from time to time. But wouldn't be nice to just keep something clean?

Yes I just used the word clean in a thread about a cursing, homophobic, tea bagging robot.
 
2012-10-01 01:19:38 PM
if I'm not mistaken UT's bots would automatically taunt you back in 1999. headline fails.
 
2012-10-01 01:20:53 PM

xanadian: u mad?


Not at all, it's a Welcome to Fark kind of thing really.

As mom always said, "I'm not mad, just disppointed."
 
2012-10-01 01:22:03 PM

Saiga410: The Muthaship: The Stealth Hippopotamus: really? you got to drag politics into this?!?!

No thread will be immune for the next 45 days or so (hangover effect even after the election).

I cannot wait for the post coital lull that happens after a major election.


Politics will be everywhere on Fark. Just a big mess everywhere. Kind of like bukkake. Political bukkake.

/now get THAT thought out of your head

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yes I just used the word clean in a thread about a cursing, homophobic, tea bagging robot.


Just goes to show how dirty politics really is, ya know...

Anyway..meanwhile, back at the ranch... I'll stick to Skyrim, and if I feel like fragging some nubs, I can do it on Warcrack. I could never get into Unreal. *shrug*
 
kab
2012-10-01 01:27:25 PM

Grapple: People still play Unreal Tournament? Should I dust off my Quake 2 CD again?


People still use this abhorrently tired meme-question, so it certainly seems feasible that they still play the UT series.

Leave your Q2 disc in the bin, but fire up Q3, which is still a better shooter than 98% of the FPS on the market. (as is UT2003)
 
2012-10-01 01:34:37 PM

offmymeds: Grapple: People still play Unreal Tournament? Should I dust off my Quake 2 CD again?

Not since UT3 came out. Big disappointment as far as the single player campaign went. Pretty half-assed maps, too. Still, the graphics are good.


I liked UT 2004 just fine. I waited for UT 3 hoping they could recapture some of the magic they created with "classic" UT (1999) but it never happened. UT 3 was a pile of suck.
 
2012-10-01 01:36:32 PM

stonelotus: if I'm not mistaken UT's bots would automatically taunt you back in 1999. headline fails.


Yeah, guess how I know you didn't read the story?
 
2012-10-01 01:39:58 PM

Grapple: People still play Unreal Tournament? Should I dust off my Quake 2 CD again?


two of thw best games ever
 
kab
2012-10-01 01:44:29 PM

andyofne: UT 3 was a pile of suck.


It most certainly was. IIRC, that game was the answer to the question "hey, what sort of sequel can we give to our loyal gaming community?" And one of the most rushed, poorly made and blatantly obvious console ports on the planet was released, and that was that.
 
2012-10-01 01:46:33 PM

kab: Grapple: People still play Unreal Tournament? Should I dust off my Quake 2 CD again?

People still use this abhorrently tired meme-question, so it certainly seems feasible that they still play the UT series.

Leave your Q2 disc in the bin, but fire up Q3, which is still a better shooter than 98% of the FPS on the market. (as is UT2003)


Sorry, can't do that. I loved Q2 more than Q3. The weapons were more fun (and the Q3 BFG just didn't do it for me at all).
 
2012-10-01 01:48:23 PM
Shiatcock.
 
2012-10-01 01:48:33 PM

albuquerquehalsey: Ice cream? I love ice cream!


Ya, my favorite flavor is vanilla.
 
2012-10-01 01:50:22 PM
Surely, this development will go over well in the video game industry that is currently making a killing by selling subscriptions to multiplayer game modes.

images.dailytech.com

"Buy him out, boys!"

kab: It most certainly was. IIRC, that game was the answer to the question "hey, what sort of sequel can we give to our loyal gaming community?" And one of the most rushed, poorly made and blatantly obvious console ports on the planet was released, and that was that.


And then Epic repeatedly asserted that the game sold poorly because of software piracy.

I still want my money back.
 
2012-10-01 01:58:30 PM

andyofne: stonelotus: if I'm not mistaken UT's bots would automatically taunt you back in 1999. headline fails.

Yeah, guess how I know you didn't read the story?


Yeah, guess how I know you didn't read the headline?
 
2012-10-01 02:03:44 PM

Grapple: kab: Grapple: People still play Unreal Tournament? Should I dust off my Quake 2 CD again?

People still use this abhorrently tired meme-question, so it certainly seems feasible that they still play the UT series.

Leave your Q2 disc in the bin, but fire up Q3, which is still a better shooter than 98% of the FPS on the market. (as is UT2003)

Sorry, can't do that. I loved Q2 more than Q3. The weapons were more fun (and the Q3 BFG just didn't do it for me at all).


I agree Q2 was a much better game. I bought the metal tin limited version and played it for a times and stashed it away. I spent too much time on Q2 back in the day.
 
2012-10-01 02:06:33 PM

TNel: Grapple: kab: Grapple: People still play Unreal Tournament? Should I dust off my Quake 2 CD again?

People still use this abhorrently tired meme-question, so it certainly seems feasible that they still play the UT series.

Leave your Q2 disc in the bin, but fire up Q3, which is still a better shooter than 98% of the FPS on the market. (as is UT2003)

Sorry, can't do that. I loved Q2 more than Q3. The weapons were more fun (and the Q3 BFG just didn't do it for me at all).

I agree Q2 was a much better game. I bought the metal tin limited version and played it for a times and stashed it away. I spent too much time on Q2 back in the day.


I played it nearly 6 hours a day at one point. Longer on weekends. I miss those days sometimes, but not showing up to work with 4 hours of sleep :)
 
2012-10-01 02:16:08 PM
Facing Worlds, low gravity, rockets only.
 
2012-10-01 02:22:33 PM

Grapple: People still play Unreal Tournament? Should I dust off my Quake 2 CD again?


Yes you should - you'd be surprised how much better it is today than on hardware of 8 years ago. Maybe you wouldn't... I happened to have played UT2004 this past weekend. I bought the game almost a decade ago, but of course I have no idea where mine went so a few months ago I DLed a copy on TPB and don't feel bad about it, don't even feel it was illegal. In mind it isn't, and that's all that matters....your honor.

Anyway, mid-beer Saturday I just got this idea to check out how it would play on what is today a pretty middle to even low end gaming system - a Phenom black edition quad core 3 Ghz, with 8 Gig of ram and 550 ti video card. 1920 x 1200 with everything maxed plays VERY nice and looks darn good for such an oldie. And of course I totally kicked ass. Those bots had no chance;)
 
2012-10-01 02:27:24 PM
Q2 Lithium II.

That is all.
 
kab
2012-10-01 02:32:52 PM

Grapple: Sorry, can't do that. I loved Q2 more than Q3. The weapons were more fun (and the Q3 BFG just didn't do it for me at all).


Something about Q2 made me like it less... looking back, I'm not quite sure what it is, it's been a very long time since I played it.
 
2012-10-01 02:41:20 PM
I don't think that one day, someone will announce that they're created an A.I. as you'd think of in a book or movie; one you can converse with, or verbally command to control your house, or inhabits some sort of robot body so you can think of it more like a person, instead of software, or a machine. I think it'll happen in these types of little steps, to the point where they'll become so integrated into your life, you won't notice it at all. That way, when a car manufacturer comes out with a car that drives itself, reads you your email and text messages, and plays back any voicemail while displaying FARK on the inside of the smartglass windows while it takes you to work, it won't seem futuristic and daunting, it'll be something you've expected to have for some time.

/oh wait...
 
2012-10-01 02:46:32 PM
You see a tortoise on its back. But you're not helping, Mario. Why are you not helping?
 
2012-10-01 02:54:24 PM

grinding_journalist: I don't think that one day, someone will announce that they're created an A.I. as you'd think of in a book or movie; one you can converse with, or verbally command to control your house, or inhabits some sort of robot body so you can think of it more like a person, instead of software, or a machine. I think it'll happen in these types of little steps, to the point where they'll become so integrated into your life, you won't notice it at all. That way, when a car manufacturer comes out with a car that drives itself, reads you your email and text messages, and plays back any voicemail while displaying FARK on the inside of the smartglass windows while it takes you to work, it won't seem futuristic and daunting, it'll be something you've expected to have for some time in West Philadelphia. Born and raised...

/oh wait...

 
2012-10-01 03:01:21 PM
I love UT2004...I just wish there were enough people playing it online to make it worthwhile.
 
2012-10-01 03:02:05 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Facing Worlds, low gravity, rockets only.


w00t!
 
2012-10-01 03:23:50 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: The Muthaship: No thread will be immune for the next 45 days or so (hangover effect even after the election).

thecpt: I don't get the fartbongo joke and why its preemptively used in entertainment threads. Can the politics tab be moved to a different website for the next 2 months?

Dont get me wrong. I wade in there from time to time. But wouldn't be nice to just keep something clean?

Yes I just used the word clean in a thread about a cursing, homophobic, tea bagging robot.


"Fartbongo" was thought up to make fun of how crazy the R's were getting on the whole "Obama's got a secret identity" thing. I could be wrong of course -back in 2007, 2008 we still had plenty of Farkers who were still trolling Freeperville and bringing their choicest bon mots back here for mockery- but I remember seeing it for the first time in one of those threads where Farkers were mockings the Cons for their paranoia and blatant racism by putting together absurdly long "real" names for Obama.
 
2012-10-01 03:27:01 PM

xanadian: Saiga410: The Muthaship: The Stealth Hippopotamus: really? you got to drag politics into this?!?!

No thread will be immune for the next 45 days or so (hangover effect even after the election).

I cannot wait for the post coital lull that happens after a major election.

Politics will be everywhere on Fark. Just a big mess everywhere. Kind of like bukkake. Political bukkake.

/now get THAT thought out of your head

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Yes I just used the word clean in a thread about a cursing, homophobic, tea bagging robot.

Just goes to show how dirty politics really is, ya know...

Anyway..meanwhile, back at the ranch... I'll stick to Skyrim, and if I feel like fragging some nubs, I can do it on Warcrack. I could never get into Unreal. *shrug*


The you missed out. The "Assault" and Scenario multiplayer modes were great.
 
2012-10-01 03:56:45 PM
The Muthaship
>>>>>>xanadian
>>>>>>Romney plays video games??

>>> The Stealth Hippopotamus: really? you got to drag politics into this?!?!

No thread will be immune for the next 45 days or so (hangover effect even after the election).

Well in all fairness it will only be allowed when it's moon bats bashing Romney. Say something about dims and it's censored.
 
2012-10-01 04:04:58 PM

OnlyM3: Well in all fairness it will only be allowed when it's moon bats bashing Romney. Say something about dims and it's censored.


You need to remember where you are.
 
2012-10-01 04:43:50 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Facing Worlds, low gravity, rockets snipers only.

 

FTFY
 
2012-10-01 05:08:48 PM
kab : Leave your Q2 disc in the bin, but fire up Q3, which is still a better shooter than 98% of the FPS on the market. (as is UT2003)

To echo the other folks in the thread, Quake 2 > Quake 3.

// Quake 2 - KOTS Mod - Karmic Knight
lordargent.com
 
2012-10-01 05:31:54 PM

OnlyM3: The Muthaship
>>>>>>xanadian
>>>>>>Romney plays video games??

>>> The Stealth Hippopotamus: really? you got to drag politics into this?!?!

No thread will be immune for the next 45 days or so (hangover effect even after the election).
Well in all fairness it will only be allowed when it's moon bats bashing Romney. Say something about dims and it's censored.


Censored? Getting laughed at on the internet for maintaining loyalty to a political party that champions gender attitudes of the 1950s, jingoistic nationalism, neo-confederate revisionism, and economic policies that have caused global collapses on more than one occasion isn't censorship; it's the social cost of publicly wallowing in arrogant stupidity.
 
2012-10-01 05:33:11 PM

Heron: xanadian: Saiga410: The Muthaship: The Stealth Hippopotamus:

Then you missed out. The "Assault" and Scenario multiplayer modes were great.


Bah
FTFM
 
2012-10-01 05:38:52 PM

Heron: Heron: xanadian: Saiga410: The Muthaship: The Stealth Hippopotamus:

Then you missed out. The "Assault" and Scenario multiplayer modes were great.

Bah
FTFM


Overlord was a favorite. Put me in the boiler room with a flack cannon and a ripper and nobody was getting past me. As for UT3, the campaign was half-assed but it did give us the game engine.
 
2012-10-01 05:57:12 PM
Tribes 1 - Base > any other FPS - ever. Nothing even comes close to it, even Tribes 2 Classic or Tribes Ascend.
 
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