Score: 5 is way too low for this comment.
I was always fond of playing the Scumbag Humans(tm), sucking up all friendly-like to whoever was in the lead and 'helpfully' placing 'defensive' fleets (strangely consisting entirely of planetary bombardment designs and troop transports) around my ally's planets. __
To anyone for whom interstellar travel is feasible, 'limited resources' isn't a thing that exists. There's literally nothing to fight over. Well, realistically speaking. A game in no way has to be (or should necessarily be) realistic.
I'm still bewildered that Firaxis actually cannot find a way to make a turn-based game function in multiplayer. I'm pretty sure like every other developer on the planet has managed this feat, but somehow not Firaxis.
I guess they want to lock it away someplace safe to make sure no terrorism gets on it or anything. XD
I'm pretty certain thermal imaging was already ruled a 'search' and required a warrant, so I'm not sure why using active radar is even a question to this judge...
He was a guest on Top Gear, that counts right?
This reminds me that one can be disqualified for being hired as a police officer for scoring too high on an IQ test.
I imagine the beam diameter is larger at the source, converging on the target. This keeps the flux(?) low enough at the source not to incinerate its own optics.
So far, the most successful ways to treat chronic pain from a pharmacological point of view are to create drugs that that interact or interfere with various channels in the brain to decrease pain, including adrenergic, opioid and calcium receptors.
However, there is another way – a chemical stimulator called adenosine that binds to brain receptors to trigger a biological response.
Adenosine has shown potential for killing pain in humans, but so far, no one has managed to harness this pain pathway successfully without causing a myriad of side effects.
Led by Dr Daniela Salvemini of SLU, the researchers discovered that by activating the A3 adenosine receptor in the rodents' brains and spinal cords, the receptor was able to prevent or reverse pain from nerve damage (the cause of chronic pain)."
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I'm not sure one can say "gun control is tighter in the cities" when the cities are basically located in a sea of guns.
Honestly I don't either. If they make the ads fit the atmosphere of the game and aren't being intrusive, then hey a new revenue stream for them I guess.
This 'small detail', unfortunately, leaves a number of backers who were depending on an offline mode - that they understood all this time they were going to get - basically shit-out-of-luck. That's kind of hard to let go.
Anyway, the real reason single-player offline got ditched is because the game is going to include technology to upload real-life advertising into the game world. It's right there in the EULA.
It can take a long time to get into court. And while you wait, they'll be ruining your life.
Have GOT to be loving this decision. I hope nobody here on