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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 18, 2016, 16:38 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 18, 2016, 13:36:
200 million? Not if they are $600 a pop, in addition to requiring a top end PC.


4 years is a long time in tech. 200 million headsets sold seems ambitious to me but not impossible. I'd guess 50 million.

My wild stab in the dark: in 2019, a midrange VR headset will be about $300 and run on any decent gaming machine, with more expensive options for those of us with the hardware to handle fancy stuff like maybe an 8K panel. If a Rift CV1 is still compatible, it will be in second hand shops for $60.
 
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News Comments > The Ship: Remasted Next Month
8. Re: The Ship: Remasted Next Month Jan 18, 2016, 16:18 Quboid
 
If you have to explain your pun, it's probably not strong enough to be used as the title.

The Ship was fun but $15 is a little steep unless this is good enough to spawn a community. The Ship is still quite active according to SteamSpy so that bodes well.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
13. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 17, 2016, 00:27 Quboid
 
NamecaF wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 23:07:
it's actually factual - Aborigines were primitive spear wielders.

It's not set all that long ago. One report says "it’s not set in “the olden days”, with the player character given some very modern weaponry" but they don't elaborate. The developer's own store page refers to booking a hotel room so it's not Burke and Wills era. That makes this portrayal of "real aboriginals" look ignorant.

It seems that the petition is factually wrong to say that you have to kill Aboriginals but their Google Play store page did specifically say that you have to fight them.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Sells Activision Stake
10. Re: Vivendi Sells Activision Stake Jan 16, 2016, 18:31 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 17:25:
Stormsinger wrote on Jan 16, 2016, 13:05:
You have to wonder who made how much money on this deal. Because it sure looks like Vivendi was betting that Activision/Blizzard stock was going to crumble.

Life is good if you're a bankster.

Uh... no it doesn't?

They made no such bet, and they've been trying to get out of Activision for a while. Trying to get out of all entertainment.

What does this mean? They no longer own Activision and they're $1.5B richer?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 16, 2016, 14:45 Quboid
 
I have zero sympathy for the developers. How dumb are they to use that sort of label on their game?!
"Beware of Blacks"
"Beware of Women"
"Beware of Native Americans"
"Beware of letting half-wits do your PR because the knee-jerk reaction is incredibly predictable."

For a headline stating that media outlets lie, there's zero evidence of media outlets other than OneAngryGamer lying yet again. I suppose it's only clickbait when the SJWs do it. Imagine if Kotaku accused anyone of not doing proper research and cited what happens in a *different* game as evidence!
 
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News Comments > Tropico 5 - Complete Collection This Month
5. Re: Tropico 5 - Complete Collection This Month Jan 13, 2016, 16:48 Quboid
 
It made a good first impression as the Era system makes it seem fresh but in fact the Era system makes every game play out the same way, even more than the other Tropico games.

RaZ0r! - T4 is pretty much just T3, but by refining T3 it is the best of the modern series.

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News Comments > HTC Vive Preorders Next Month
3. Re: HTC Vive Preorders Next Month Jan 11, 2016, 19:05 Quboid
 
Creston wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 18:52:
This means you could sit down, eat and continue interacting with others without needing to remove it.

So basically it's like Google Glass to the nth power. Surely the others will have no problem interacting with you while you look like the fucking Lawnmower Man.

You don't wear it when socialising like Google Glass, only when gaming. It would be useful to have a snack or sip coffee without adjusting the headset, or be able to see who just walked into the room.

The HTC Vive feels like a better bet than the Oculus Rift. The big question is what software will support what but the Vive feels less, y'know, Facebooky. Less Microsofty. I'm not keen on Valve monopolising PC gaming but they're the lesser evil, and not in control.

Edit: Ooh, $600 too? At least they include shipping but damn, I was hoping this would be $500 or less.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 11, 2016, 18:57 Quboid
 
I wonder if games that have both VR and non-VR modes will have a VR graphics setting which turns down a lot of settings, perhaps some bells and whistles that don't come across well in VR. Maintaining the framerate is much more important in VR, frame drops will make people sick very fast.

On the PS4, they'd have to turn off so much that the VR mode would look ridiculous next to the non-VR one. Unless they've got a trick up their sleeve, VR games on the PS4 will be simple games but not an option in Call of Duty: Next Instalment.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2016, 11:08 Quboid
 
Awful time for music. Lemmy dies, David Bowie dies, Kanye West doesn't.

Planet Earth is blue,
And there's nothing I can do
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jan 10, 2016, 17:56 Quboid
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 17:41:
At this point. who already doesnt own CSGO?

Me.

If people get banned, do they get another Steam account and buy it again?
 
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News Comments > etc.
22. Re: etc. Jan 9, 2016, 01:00 Quboid
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 20:06:
How is "white knight" an insult? All I posted was something like "good to see the white knights have arrived to save the day" or something harmless like that and *whammo* temp ban from the forums for 48 hours or whatever it was.

What does white knight mean if it's not an insult? Why did you use that phrase?
 
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Jan 8, 2016, 19:24 Quboid
 
Flatline wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 18:31:
descender wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 14:59:
I'm sure he was posting completely reasonable and researched things and not just piling on the trollwagon and blaming CIG for spending the money on hookers and blow. God knows those threads here are always so rational and mild-mannered.

Unless we can see what he actually posted and was banned for... I don't believe a word of this crap. He probably deserved to be banned... and they still let him play the game. He just can't be part of a community he didn't want to be a part of anyway.

Let me guess, you're active on the SC forums and don't want to be banned...

The off-site "espionage" stuff is nonsense but people who get banned tend to complain about it being unfair and I really don't buy it. Particularly given how much nonsense Star Citizen gets slung its way, and I say that as someone who thinks SC is a train-wreak and who wouldn't put his money anywhere near it.

I can easily believe that their moderators are overly partisan given how passionate some people get about Star Citizen but it's a commercial operation and if you walk into a shop and endlessly complain loudly (or insult other customers, CJ) you should probably expect security to ask you to leave even if you're a customer.
 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II: Conclave Announced
11. Re: Crusader Kings II: Conclave Announced Jan 7, 2016, 14:49 Quboid
 
I'd say start with no DLC. The vanilla game is excellent and adding DLC will only make it more difficult to pick up. It's not like Civ 5 which was a bit lacking at first.  
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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month
8. Re: EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month Jan 6, 2016, 22:31 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 21:11:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iM31NDkbM8

The VR look seems to control the direction your ship is heading.

yeah, scratched this one off my list as well.

The VR look is for homing-missile tracking, you have to keep the target in view after you fire them. They talk about this half way through. They're using gamepads so I assume the ship control is pretty conventional.

EVE: Valkyrie looks very arcade, but it could be fun.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release
40. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release Jan 6, 2016, 20:38 Quboid
 
clint wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 20:32:
People line up around the block for a slightly better phone than their current phone every year and pay more than this for it. People definitely have the money.

This is a very big change and new experience which I think is worth more than updating your phone. And most similar specced phones cost more than this.

People who buy new phones outright (not on contract) are used to spending that much on new phones and know they're going to get plenty of use out of it. This is a whole new thing that will get people to stop and think, particularly if they have to justify it to their partner.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release
36. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release Jan 6, 2016, 18:12 Quboid
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 16:03:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 15:23:
The HTC Vive is looking much better. The new version now has a camera on the front and allows you to see the environment around you, which is the killer feature. The updated controllers look dramatically better as well.

I really hope the HTC Vive comes in at a sensible price, as I'd much rather support HTC than a company like Facebook.

Didn't HTC say that they'll be released initially in limited quantity, I would expect prices to be $1000 for the full-meal-deal.

A full metal headset, that sounds terri ... oh, *meal*

I hope the Vive and the Rift are compatible. I believed Oculus wanted to encourage compatibility when they were independent and needed a VR ecosystem quickly. Now that Facebook can operate Oculus at a loss for as long as it might take to build up its own market, I don't know if they'll be so interested. Being associated with Steam should help the Vive, a rare case in which I don't see Steam as a threat to closed systems.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
62. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 17:22 Quboid
 
IAMLIT_REFLEX wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 17:05:
We need this kind of brainpower to tackle the hard issue of latency. It is extremely important to us that we minimize all latency so as to provide an amazing seamless experience that provides a level of immersion truly unprecedented in videogame history (and beyond!)!

Oh, and here's a wireless controller. 'Cause we're on it with this latency thing.

The latency of input devices doesn't matter much more with VR than with other gaming. It's the latency of 1:1 motion tracking, head tracking in particular, that is important.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
41. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 15:26 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 13:45:
Oh and TotalBiscuit nails this one:

Well, the Oculus is up for preorder and some people are surprised by the $600 pricetag. I'm not exactly sure where people got the impression that the first piece of true consumer-ready VR was actually going to be cheap tech. [snip]

Well put. I had hoped this would be in the $350 - $400 range that had been mentioned but that would have needed Oculus to sell at a loss if the hardware is of a decent standard - and even if it was just a Samsung phone and cheap headphones, the R&D wouldn't have been cheap. The required frame-rates have already made this a niche product and not an impulse buy.

I wish it didn't include an Xbone controller, that's only going to encourage developers to support nothing else.
 
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News Comments > Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers
14. Re: Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers Jan 6, 2016, 10:09 Quboid
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 09:09:
Do you think "Suckerjerk" or "Shitbox" are actually clever or funny?

What I think of when I read "Shitbox".
 
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News Comments > Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers
4. Re: Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers Jan 5, 2016, 23:00 Quboid
 
Overon wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 22:56:
Did they mitigate the simulation sickness problem somehow?

Also how much did you have to donate to be eligible for this thing?

I presume "pledged for a Rift DK" means enough to have received a DK1 or DK2.

It's obviously good for the Rift's adoption but still, this is generous. I bought mine on eBay so I'm outta luck.
 
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