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Homepage http://geekbravado.com
Signed On Jul 12, 2002, 18:05
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News Comments > Two Guys SpaceVenture Funded
8. Re: Two Guys SpaceVenture Funded Jun 12, 2012, 13:44 Parallax Abstraction
 
nin wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 13:16:
This project is also been a bit bumpy, update wise (confusion in tiers, extremely frequent updates to the point that people got tired of hearing about it, etc) and I will tell you that since they just got in range of their goal yesterday (and one of the people who was handing most of the KS stuff had a death in the family and had to step away for a few days), that stretch goals will be announced and supported via paypal, post KS funding. I'm not wild about that (at all - I feel like once your KS window closes, you shouldn't turn around and ask for MORE money from the same people), but that's their plan, apparently.


Yeah, this "social media expert" they're working with sounds like a good guy but their campaign wasn't handled in the most ideal way. I unsubbed from updates because there were sometimes 4 or 5 a day going out, often without a lot of useful info in them. They felt like they were just rapid firing little bits out to keep people reminded that they exist. I really do like some of the things they did to keep people interested like the Ken Williams interview and commentaries, those were really unique and cool. The whole stretch goals after the campaign closes does sound a bit weird but as long as it's optional, that's all good. I probably won't pitch in to them. I just really hope they can assemble a good team and make another awesome game. But that's the hope with all of the way too many projects I've backed.
 
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News Comments > Ship Simulator Extremes Collection Next Week
2. Re: Ship Simulator Extremes Collection Next Week Jun 12, 2012, 13:32 Parallax Abstraction
 
I was waiting for the fully extreeeeeeeeme experience before jumping in. Time to get a new GTX690 to power this sucker with maximum extreeeeeeeemeness!  
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News Comments > Two Guys SpaceVenture Funded
1. Re: Two Guys SpaceVenture Funded Jun 12, 2012, 10:47 Parallax Abstraction
 
Very happy to see this. I thought their goal was a bit too ambitious and it looked for a while like they weren't going to hit it but people rallied at the last minute. I can't wait to see what these guys make.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 11, 2012, 20:12 Parallax Abstraction
 
Well, they were releasing editions for the original Wii so I imagine porting the 360 version to WiiU and adding some weapon switch gimmick or whatever to the GamePad screen would be trivial.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator
66. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 11, 2012, 16:16 Parallax Abstraction
 
So you need an authenticator to use the RMAH. Making something more cumbersome and less accessible to use isn't how you drive adoption. I know it's really not that hard but a lot of non-hardcore gamers will be turned off it this way.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
7. Re: Bill Gates Jun 9, 2012, 22:59 Parallax Abstraction
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 9, 2012, 22:08:
Yeah but Steve Ballmer really knows how to put on a good show.

He definitely does but that's pretty much all he knows how to do. He's a horrendous CEO and Microsoft is continuing to succeed in spite of him.
 
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News Comments > Two Guys From Andromeda AMA
2. Re: Two Guys From Andromeda AMA Jun 7, 2012, 10:18 Parallax Abstraction
 
nin wrote on Jun 7, 2012, 10:05:
5 days left - kick in some cash, folks! Hup hup!


Seriously. At their current rate, these guys won't get funded unless they get a big last minute push like Republique did. To be honest, as much excitement as this stirred up, I think their funding goal was too ambitious. I was the second backer on this project though and damn, I so hope it gets to happen.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2012, Part 1
3. Re: It Came from E3 2012, Part 1 Jun 5, 2012, 14:27 Parallax Abstraction
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 5, 2012, 11:37:
Got an email that Neverwinter is going to be at E3. I'm curious to see how Perfect World has ruined it.

Well, they can't do worse than Atari would have. ...I hope.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 4, 2012, 09:35 Parallax Abstraction
 
Wow, a negative article about an Apple product? I thought writing such things was punishable by firing squad or something.

There's a reason Siri was left out of the iPad 3. The key thing to pay attention for at any of Apple self-fellating press events is what they don't say. If they launched a product at a previous event and don't spend a minute or more hyping its awesome statistics (hint: they didn't talk about Siri at all at the iPad 3 launch conference), that means it's not living up to their expectations. Apple will scream from rooftops about the stats that show they are doing well and will quietly sweep all the rest under the rug, hoping no one notices. Since the iPress largely goes out of their way to never say anything bad about the company, these missing stats are never raised.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 3, 2012, 19:42 Parallax Abstraction
 
Rea1One wrote on Jun 3, 2012, 18:50:
I've had ICS for a few months now and wouldn't dream of going back to 3. Just like Windows won't go back to an earlier version either.

Wait till Windows 8.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jun 2, 2012, 13:58 Parallax Abstraction
 
E3's relevant in the sense that it's one of the few times when the games industry gets a ton of mainstream press coverage. Though it's the main event of the year for the enthusiast press, that's not who it's really aimed at. It's to get the CNNs and USA Todays paying attention to gaming. I would say the real question of relevance is that of the opinion Neil Young, president of a company that's just riding the iOS fashion trend and who isn't even going to be at the show. If the show isn't relevant to the market your company caters to, then you really aren't in a position to comment on it objectively. But then again, neither is the organisation that runs it. If the show gets as much or more media attention this year than it did last year, it's still relevant. As usual, Apple fanboys seem to think that for their ecosystem to succeed, it has to be at the expense of another. Something always has to be the loser in discussions involving Apple.  
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News Comments > 38 Studios Closed?
77. Re: 38 Studios Closed? May 25, 2012, 09:58 Parallax Abstraction
 
GayBlade wrote on May 25, 2012, 09:40:
RollinThundr wrote on May 25, 2012, 09:31:
Bhruic wrote on May 25, 2012, 08:30:
RollinThundr wrote on May 25, 2012, 00:38:
Enjoy your European socialistic utopia boys, if Oblamer gets reelected I'm moving to Canada.

Don't threaten Canada like that

Seriously. People like him can keep their ignorance south of the border. We don't need or want it.
 
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News Comments > Spec Ops: The Line Specs; Demo Next Month
3. Re: Spec Ops: The Line Specs; Demo Next Month May 23, 2012, 18:43 Parallax Abstraction
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 23, 2012, 12:20:
Did anyone try the console demo yet? I've seen some gameplay videos and I can't say I am excited about this game. I did download the 360 demo but didn't get a chance to play it yet.

The console demo looked OK (though it was just a lighter shade of brown that other shooters) but it was very generic stop-and-pop gameplay like any other game in this genre and the Nolan North voiced lead character sounds exactly like Nathan Drake which doesn't fit his kind of character at all. At least PC gamers will get to try it out but yeah, this feels like another generic shooter made by a company whose one game before was nothing like it. Probably a pass for me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse May 22, 2012, 18:51 Parallax Abstraction
 
Beamer wrote on May 22, 2012, 15:36:
Important to remember: Facebook did NOT want to go public. They absolutely hate the idea. They're forced to by financial regulations - they've simply grown too vast to not be a public company.


So you can't really blame Facebook for this "perversion." Facebook was forced into this by government regulations. They had no interest in raising capital as they have more than enough cash on hand, anyway.

What government regulations force a company to go public when they reach a certain size? Not saying they don't exist, I've just never heard of them.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts
10. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts May 22, 2012, 18:47 Parallax Abstraction
 
Rattlehead wrote on May 22, 2012, 18:02:
CJ_Parker wrote on May 22, 2012, 17:59:
It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to see this game fail. Not that I have any real hope they'll do the right thing and start working on an OT MMO with space combat (you know, like SWG done right) but just to see this dumb WoW clone Old Republic fucker fail is extremely satisfactory. Seems like a slow and painful death, too, which makes it even more fun. Come on. Crumble some more, bitch...

^Dumbass

To say the least. Nothing like hoping for a bunch of people to be out of work just because you don't like a product. Maybe one day he'll get laid off and a bunch of people will laugh at him for it. It'd be fitting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 17, 2012, 20:20 Parallax Abstraction
 
Screens or it didn't happen nin.  
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News Comments > 38 Studios in Financial Trouble?
30. Re: 38 Studios in Financial Trouble? May 15, 2012, 10:31 Parallax Abstraction
 
CNCGEEK101 wrote on May 15, 2012, 08:23:
410k sold? Sorry anybody who believes those sales numbers is full of crap cause neither Origin nor Steam provides sales numbers. I estimate 1.2 million sales if you include the digital sales numbers with the physical copy sales though.

I don't know if those predictions are right or not but as usual, NPD numbers (which is what that 410K number is) are useless. They only count the US, ignore digital sales entirely and don't even count all retailers. NPD numbers are about as useful as analyst predictions (i.e. not at all).
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 14, 2012, 19:24 Parallax Abstraction
 
jimnms wrote on May 14, 2012, 12:30:
Capella wrote on May 14, 2012, 12:12:
I love the ribbon interface in Explorer in 8. Hope there is a way to import that into 7.
The ribbon interface is something that should be killed, buried and never talked about again.

Speaking as someone who has to support users of Office, the ribbon was one of the most brilliant innovations in intuitive UI in years. I think it was one of the single greatest additions to Office in a decade and I'm not at all kidding when I say that. I welcome it in Explorer as well. Microsoft has beat the drum of how more users use more advanced features of Office since the ribbon's introduction and I can attest from my own personal experience with my users that it's totally true.

BUT it should be 100% optional and that it isn't was a dumb decision. I'm all for making things easier for less adept users but a stripped down option for power users should remain.
 
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News Comments > April Retail Game Sales Fall 42%
13. Re: April Retail Game Sales Fall 42% May 11, 2012, 12:36 Parallax Abstraction
 
Prez wrote on May 11, 2012, 10:27:
The official NPD numbers STILL don't include digital sales? Jesus, are they tabulated on an abacus too? Etched into a stone tablet for posterity?

NPD's numbers have been about as useful as anything stock analysts have to say for years now. They only talk about the US, they don't include digital numbers and they don't even include all retailers because some don't participate. They're data can be used to predict broad trends but it's largely useless. And yeah, sales are down this month because nothing bloody came out.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse May 9, 2012, 14:12 Parallax Abstraction
 
killer_roach wrote on May 9, 2012, 14:06:
Could be worse, could be the Facebook IPO that's upcoming, which I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. It's profitable, but it's spiraling upward in size without improving its profits. (Unless you are assuming the company will start seeing its profits mushrooming, its earnings would indicate a market cap somewhere in the $10 billion range, not an order of magnitude higher.)

Given that Facebook has openly admitted that they have no idea how to monetize mobile users of their site which is quickly becoming how the majority will access it says a lot. I also wonder how many investors are going to be smart enough to sell their Apple stock because the fashion bubble on them bursts and their sales drop to a sustainable level. That stock is going to drop like a rock when the current unrealistic growth plateaus.
 
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