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Nickname Steele Johnson
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Signed On Apr 5, 2002, 20:41
Total Comments 913 (Graduate)
User ID 12787
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
10. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 9, 2014, 01:43 Steele Johnson
 
Apparently, Romero never played Borderlands.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 1, 2014, 00:15 Steele Johnson
 
DayZ is kind of a phenomenon. Create a concept instead of game, attract sociopaths, and watch the money come rolling in. Genius!  
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Preloads
5. Re: The Sims 4 Preloads Aug 31, 2014, 19:40 Steele Johnson
 
Are people really that eager to play this game?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
23. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 19, 2014, 01:52 Steele Johnson
 
I like the term. It's quite catchy.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 11, 2014, 00:58 Steele Johnson
 
D:OS is awesome! Reminds me of the good ol' days when games were fun and interesting!  
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News Comments > July Steam Hardware & Software Survey
22. Re: July Steam Hardware & Software Survey Aug 7, 2014, 02:41 Steele Johnson
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 10:58:
UHD wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 10:41:
Quboid wrote on Aug 6, 2014, 10:33:
I switched by my own free will, it's the best version of Windows.

Finally, someone that understands.

Yesterday went to watch a movie at a friends house. His Windows8 laptop decided that his HDMI port had a hardware error. We spent the night troubleshooting only to discover some kind of hidden Win8 update killed it. Managed to fix the problem later on with some oldskul hacking (and fighting the UI and system at every corner) but I never had this shit happen with Windows 7, or even XP.

Yeah, and my car broke down yesterday and it needed to get fixed. I'll never buy a car again!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 07:53 Steele Johnson
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 10:29:
Cloud era? Nobody I know would ever put anything worth a damn in a US company cloud...

You are clearly out of touch.

Also, you think your data is safe because you host your own servers? LOL! Talk about being naive.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
17. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 18, 2014, 07:48 Steele Johnson
 
NKD wrote on Jul 17, 2014, 18:38:
How dare a company fire people! You should have your job until you don't want it anymore or are deemed incompetent! These evil fucks and their changing staffing needs.

Lol! I agree with the sarcasm. I love how the Blue's posters, particularly the same ones who have been bashing MS for years now, are against this. Sure, it sucks losing your job, but seriously, you've got to get rid of the dead wood at some point. It's clear that Microsoft's old business model doesn't work anymore. Technology has shifted and they have no choice but to adapt. There's no question that a lot of jobs will be lost. We're also on the brink of a video game market crash, so this most likely won't be the end of the firings... for other companies as well.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
29. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 10, 2014, 16:43 Steele Johnson
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 10, 2014, 11:06:
Witcher 3 is going to blow this out of the water.

Why would you say something like that? Two great games are better than one.
 
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News Comments > Rob Pardo Leaves Blizzard
25. Re: Rob Pardo Leaves Blizzard Jul 4, 2014, 23:16 Steele Johnson
 
JAGUART wrote on Jul 3, 2014, 23:05:
I hope he receives some lovely parting gifts.

Being the lead designer of World of Warcraft, I doubt he needs anything.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
3. Re: Morning Previews Jun 27, 2014, 15:09 Steele Johnson
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jun 27, 2014, 12:19:
Reading the responses to the ARS article you would think none of these people had ever played a hard core game. Eve is hard core, Wildstar is just another themepark that is a shade more difficult than average.

Personally, I had enough cartoons in Wow. That turned me off right away to start with.

One could argue that a stylish theme is on the same level as a realistic theme that doesn't look very real (like almost all realistic themed games). I generally like stylish over mannequin looking models with dead eyes. But I think technology is stilling being pushed to have very realistic characters in game. Until then, you choose stylish/cartoon or dead looking string puppets.
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
14. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Jun 12, 2014, 14:43 Steele Johnson
 
Steam is becoming the Apple app store where 99% of the apps are shit and the other 1% are hidden by the crappy 99%. So now they can claim that their store has the most games and that's all that matters (quantity > quality).  
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News Comments > DOOM Teaser Trailer
17. Re: DOOM Teaser Trailer Jun 11, 2014, 01:25 Steele Johnson
 
I think it would be kind of funny if it was their most successful ever. ; )  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 5, 2014, 14:12 Steele Johnson
 
Haha OS X is becoming more and more like Windows 8.x and Metro. LOL  
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News Comments > Why World of Darkness Went Dark
4. Re: Why World of Darkness Went Dark Jun 5, 2014, 11:14 Steele Johnson
 
"This constant yo-yo effect contributed to a development cycle in which planned features were partially completed and then dumped numerous times over. There seemed to be no clear vision on how the various parts would create a cohesive end product. "

This is generally the most common problem with any software development effort. If you don't have a clear vision, don't even start funding the project. Concepts and cool ideas aren't worth funding. You need a really clear vision, workflow, and even prototype before it's worth any consideration.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record
32. Re: Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record Jun 3, 2014, 19:55 Steele Johnson
 
This is the peak for current gen consoles! Haha!  
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News Comments > WildStar Launches - Free Realm Transfers
13. Re: WildStar Launches - Free Realm Transfers Jun 3, 2014, 16:41 Steele Johnson
 
I think due to the impending video game crash, this game will do fairly well since there aren't a whole lot of triple-A games to play these days (there's still a lot of gamers who only want to play triple-A titles).

This industry is rapidly changing. The new consoles will not see nearly as many triple-A games as their predecessors given the ridiculously high cost of development (hence the crash) and the higher risk. Developers are moving onto the smaller companies with lower budget and focusing on a wider install base (PC/Mac/Tablet/Phone). I actually feel bad for people that rushed out and bought the current gen console. I guess they can use it for other things like movie streaming, etc, but the current gen consoles for gaming is not going to happen.

Hopefully after the crash, the industry will recover by building tools and hardware to decrease the cost of developing triple-A titles, but I doubt that will be the direction. I'd really hate for the next 10 years to be low-budget mobile games and early access PC/Mac. That's not what I care about as a gamer. But I have a bad feeling it's going to be fairly boring for a long time after the crash until VR comes along. But I have my doubts about the first versions of VR tech, too. The industry is currently in a sad state... and it's an end to an amazing era that I'll never forget.
 
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News Comments > Steam Machines Delayed
32. Re: Steam Machines Delayed May 29, 2014, 01:06 Steele Johnson
 
Creston wrote on May 28, 2014, 11:16:
Beamer wrote on May 28, 2014, 11:04:
And if they don't make their games multiplatform, will you dual boot?

I doubt many people will, so all of this will live and die by how many devs will make their games available on SteamOS. (I hereby nominate we refer to it as SOS from now on.)

If you can get enough games on SOS, it'll gain traction, but if it's just a few devs, then there won't be anyone interested in running it, which will lead to even those devs saying there's no point in it.

So far the signs are encouraging, but it's going to take a concerted effort of at least several years before any sizable number of people switches.

That's exactly what will happen. Software sells hardware and most devs aren't going to jump on that platform. Valve is just a little too late to the game. Times are going to change in the next couple of years, particularly for gaming, and I very much doubt there's going to be a need for a dedicated gaming machine (consoles go bye bye) other than VR headset wars. It's going to be a race for the next big thing. Gone is the day of staring at a monitor unless you want to play any of the many shitty, unfinished, early access games (just the thing that Valve is doing to Steam). There's just a lot of money going into completely new technology.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Tropico 5
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Tropico 5 May 23, 2014, 21:22 Steele Johnson
 
D4rkKnight wrote on May 23, 2014, 18:14:
Tropico 1, version 5 has been released!

Exactly.
 
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News Comments > Steam In-Home Streaming Launches
15. Re: Steam In-Home Streaming Launches May 22, 2014, 00:05 Steele Johnson
 
Wow, they just made their Steam Machine obsolete! wtf?? lol  
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