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Homepage http://geekbravado.com
Signed On Jul 12, 2002, 18:05
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News Comments > Take-Two Takes $400MM
2. Re: Take-Two Takes $400MM Feb 5, 2013, 22:11 Parallax Abstraction
 
EA (who almost swallowed Take-Two a few years back) is barely clinging to profitability while having their hand in 50 different pots in the interest of "broader appeal" but Take-Two largely focuses on core consoles and PC titles and is doing quite nicely. I think they (and eventually THQ if they could have held on longer) are showing that you can indeed make money in the AAA space, you just need to be focused and smart, not shotgunning ideas into every facet in the hopes that one pays off. There's lots of people predicting doom and gloom for AAA with an eerie amount of glee but I think if more of the industry refocused as Take-Two has tried, it can still work and make money.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion
21. Re: Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion Feb 3, 2013, 14:08 Parallax Abstraction
 
Yeah, I don't see the racist connection at all, though I will admit stereotypes are often a significant part of many games. Don't get me wrong, I can talk for hours on how Burch is a lousy writer (pointing at references and asking people to laugh a la Family Guy isn't writing, it's referencing) and how Tiny Tina's one of the most annoying characters in years but I really don't see the racist overtones in it.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 29, 2013, 11:48 Parallax Abstraction
 
Verno wrote on Jan 29, 2013, 09:46:
Bell Canada Offers Unlimited Data.

Back to the future apparently.

It's Bell. They're the scummiest of the 3 big Canadian telecartels by FAR. Rest assured, if they're offering that, it's either coming with some massive caveats or they're planning to screw people somewhere else. Bell does nothing that's ultimately to the benefit of consumers.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Drivers for Crysis 3 Beta
2. Re: NVIDIA Beta Drivers for Crysis 3 Beta Jan 28, 2013, 11:11 Parallax Abstraction
 
Creston wrote on Jan 28, 2013, 11:08:
I wish, at some point, we would get the ability to use drivers on a per-instance basis. So, for example, if I launched Crysis 3, it would use driver version 313.95. And if I launched an older game, it would use driver version whatever that ran the best for that game.

This way we could stop worrying about miraculous new driver X which increases Latest Game Du Jour by 30%, and breaks 8 old ones...

Creston


Oh man, that would be such an incredible innovation. I don't know if the current Windows driver framework would permit it but given that since Windows Vista, video drivers can be shut down and restarted without requiring a reboot, I bet this could be possible. I'd love to see that.
 
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News Comments > Frostbite OS X Port Planned
2. Re: Frostbite OS X Port Planned Jan 28, 2013, 10:22 Parallax Abstraction
 
Sho wrote on Jan 28, 2013, 09:55:
And OS X pretty much means Linux, at least potentially (OpenGL, POSIX).

Really curious how they plan to get the most out of Frostbite given the largely underpowered GPUs that are in all but the highest end Macs. Heck, even those can't hold a candle to the higher-end off the self PC cards.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 27, 2013, 20:56 Parallax Abstraction
 
Creston wrote on Jan 27, 2013, 16:16:
Euro Truck Simulator 2 is awesome, btw. Not a game, really, though it has some gamey elements to it (upgrading your truck, buying skills, leveling up), but the sim part of driving a truck is great, and I find a fun, relaxing diversion for a few hours at a time.

Probably not worth 40 bucks if you're wanting a game out of it, but if/when it goes down to 20, it's well recommended.

Creston

What are you playing it with control wise? I watched Giant Bomb's quick look but they were using a wheel and pedal set there. Given the number of buttons and whatnot, I was wondering how well it worked with a gamepad or keyboard/mouse.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 27, 2013, 17:21 Parallax Abstraction
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Jan 27, 2013, 17:12:
Post-Steve Apple is certainly doing all it can to not follow his playbook.

I cannot believe that, if alive, Jobs would actually have stood behind changing the form factor of the docking connector with NO performance improvement. I honestly believe this to be the greatest Achiles Heel of the current generation of iDevices. Were steve alive, I'm certain that any new dock connector would have been accompanited with corresponding USB3-level speed updates.

As it is now, the iPhone 5 is exactly the device he cancelled just prior to stepping down: an iPhone 4 with a biogger screen, and nothing else.

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Under Jobs, the ridiculous dock connector for iDevices was created ion the first place. They could have just used mini-USB like most other devices do but Jobs understood locking people to a proprietary format that provides no extra benefit is a great way to keep people locked to your ecosystem. Sony used to get shat on all the time for their proprietary formats but Apple's one of the worst offenders in this department. I love all these articles that are popping up to show "Don't worry, Apple's still kicking ass you know!" when their stock price is taking a beating because investors are finally cluing into the fact that they were overvalued, their growth is a fashion trend and a lot of people (particularly young people) are moving on to Android. Never mind that Android devices are destroying Apple in sales either. Talking about good points with Apple is fine but the people who ignore everything else because it would require them to admit to Apple's not always #1 is ridiculous. I've never seen a company consistently get such preferential treatment in the press, even from sites that cover everything else even-handedly. Rest assured, this isn't going to last forever.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite PC Q&A
7. Re: BioShock Infinite PC Q&A Jan 27, 2013, 16:48 Parallax Abstraction
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 27, 2013, 16:04:
Looks like the number of devs using GFWL continues to dwindle.

The original BioShock didn't use it. BioShock 2 (which Irrational had nothing to do with) did and mostly because it was a quick Xbox port that used it for the multiplayer. I think this won't have any multiplayer.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Jan 26, 2013, 22:15 Parallax Abstraction
 
Even by Chris Kohler's standards, this article is ridiculous. He really doesn't understand what vaporware means. It refers to products that were announced a long time prior and mysteriously vanished, not stuff that's merely been announced and not released yet. Cripes Chris, I know being a bitter, cynical douchebag is your schtick but this is bad even for you.  
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News Comments > THQ Sale Results?
40. Re: THQ Sale Results? Jan 23, 2013, 19:46 Parallax Abstraction
 
Panickd wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 19:11:
ViRGE wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 18:28:
I can't believe Sega paid 26mil for Relic. That strikes me as obscene.

Really? 26 million is barely enough to fund a single AAA game these days and they got an entire development studio with some proven IP behind them. And it even comes with a game shipping soon in Company of Heroes 2. Sounds to me like they got a crazy good deal.

That's what happens in bankruptcy, you get everything for pennies on the dollar. Sega and the other buyers got smoking good deals, THQ debt holders didn't get much. I think the sale of all the stuff today barely covers one line of credit they had and barely makes a dent in the rest of their debt.

Congrats Brian Farrell, this disaster and all these people out of work is squarely the result of your years of incompetent leadership and unwillingness to step aside. I hope every time you walk into a store, there's a dusty uDraw box on a shelf to remind you of that.
 
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News Comments > THQ Sale Results?
6. Re: THQ Sale Results? Jan 23, 2013, 16:25 Parallax Abstraction
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 23, 2013, 16:20:
See ya, Volition. It's been fun.


Also, I enjoy "Ubisoft agreed to purchase Montreal and South Park." Out of context...

Well Ubisoft employs half the bloody province at this point so maybe.
 
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News Comments > Wildman Status Report - GPG Retaining Some Staff?
13. Re: Wildman Status Report - GPG Retaining Some Staff? Jan 22, 2013, 13:34 Parallax Abstraction
 
Darks wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:07:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 10:01:
I decided to take a chance and back this because I like GPG and Chris Taylor and this game sounds cool. I know it's a big risk though and I totally get why anyone would steer clear. I would like a bit more detail from Taylor on how they think the $1.1M will get them to release or more importantly, if they plan to use this to seek additional funding to get things completed.

Parallax,

These are good questions, you should post it up to their Kick Starter page, and Chris reads everything posted there. Iím sure he will address it. If not I will send it to him personally. I can assure you, he has no intentions of deceiving anyone.

They need your support and there are no as someone put it blackmailing the customers involved here to try and get support by putting on some type of sorry to make people feel Sorrow for them. If they donít get the support, the company will go under.


Chris put over 15 years of his life and eveything he has into GPG, he dosent want to see his company go under.

I very much intend to put those questions to him in his comments. Haven't had time at work today but I'd like to. He may not answer them but at least it will get him thinking about it.
 
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News Comments > Wildman Status Report - GPG Retaining Some Staff?
3. Re: Wildman Status Report - GPG Retaining Some Staff? Jan 22, 2013, 10:01 Parallax Abstraction
 
I decided to take a chance and back this because I like GPG and Chris Taylor and this game sounds cool. I know it's a big risk though and I totally get why anyone would steer clear. I would like a bit more detail from Taylor on how they think the $1.1M will get them to release or more importantly, if they plan to use this to seek additional funding to get things completed.  
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News Comments > Atari U.S. Files for Bankruptcy
3. Re: Atari U.S. Files for Bankruptcy Jan 21, 2013, 09:08 Parallax Abstraction
 
Even when the industry was doing really well back in 2003-2008, Atari still managed to lose buckets of money. They've been run by clueless twit after clueless twit for more than a decade, they just managed to somehow survive longer than similarly badly run companies like Midway. The only thing that's kind of a shame is a lot of classic IP might end up being split up and sold to companies that might not do anything with it. Beyond that, the industry's better with this company gone.  
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News Comments > EA: Possible All-Games Bans for Unreported SimCity Beta Bugs
49. Re: EA: Possible All-Games Bans for Unreported SimCity Beta Bugs Jan 20, 2013, 19:50 Parallax Abstraction
 
Well, it's not like I needed another reason to not play this game. I was really looking forward to the new ideas that were being shown off too. Thanks EA.  
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News Comments > Codemasters Faces Layoffs
1. Re: Codemasters Faces Layoffs Jan 18, 2013, 11:01 Parallax Abstraction
 
So all Codemasters makes now is racing games but the layoffs they're planning largely affect the studio that develops racing games? What's left for them after that?  
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News Comments > Majesco Layoffs
1. Re: Majesco Layoffs Jan 15, 2013, 10:13 Parallax Abstraction
 
Yet another failing company thinking the rapidly softening mobile gold rush is a path to salvation.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 13, 2013, 22:04 Parallax Abstraction
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 13, 2013, 20:06:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jan 13, 2013, 15:04:
Beelzebud wrote on Jan 13, 2013, 13:54:
Funny how much can change in 2 years. 2 years ago many supposedly wise people were predicting that Zynga was "the future of PC gaming", and were proclaiming that gaming on a PC would forever be the domain of grandma playing Farmville on Facebook.


Shows you just how useless the majority of "analysts" are. Most of the time, they're just getting paid large sums of money to talk out of their asses. Pachter and Dent are prime examples of this.

It wasn't just analysts. Were you at GDC 2009? Or was it 2010? Whichever the case, every single panel talked about Zynga. Every single one. Developers, not analysts, were falling all over themselves to figure out how to be more like Zynga, or how to go to Zynga (look at all the amazing PC developers that flocked there. Half the Civ 2-4 teams!)

Oh don't get me wrong, I'm not saying only analysts were pumping the Kool-Aid. They may have started the ball rolling and much like the financial collapse, continued to pimp the company as a sure bet until reality made it impossible but a lot of other people drank the Kool-Aid wholesale. The same reckoning's coming to the mobile space soon in my opinion. Not in the same way since mobile still has a bunch of nimble indie developers in it but the Rovios and ngmocos of the world are going to get a similar reality gut check before too long, I'm certain of it. Gold rushes always run dry eventually.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 13, 2013, 15:04 Parallax Abstraction
 
Beelzebud wrote on Jan 13, 2013, 13:54:
Funny how much can change in 2 years. 2 years ago many supposedly wise people were predicting that Zynga was "the future of PC gaming", and were proclaiming that gaming on a PC would forever be the domain of grandma playing Farmville on Facebook.


Shows you just how useless the majority of "analysts" are. Most of the time, they're just getting paid large sums of money to talk out of their asses. Pachter and Dent are prime examples of this.
 
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News Comments > The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct in March
10. Re: The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct in March Jan 11, 2013, 22:56 Parallax Abstraction
 
Developed by Terminal Reality. 'Nuff said.  
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