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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation May 7, 2015, 18:22 mag
 
For Nintendo to not profit is the exceptional thing. They had a rough patch for 2011-2014, but the annual loss for the 2011-2012 year was the first in three decades.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
8. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup May 6, 2015, 03:03 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on May 5, 2015, 23:38:
siapnar wrote on May 5, 2015, 18:05:
jdreyer wrote on May 5, 2015, 15:59:
roguelike
I hear this term thrown around a lot by Indie devs. What exactly does it entail?
I feel like it's probably evolved into something that it wasn't originally.

The name comes from Rogue, a dungeon crawler from 1980. Here are some of the tenets of roguelikes:
- levels are procedurally generated.
- death is usually permanent
- mob randomization often means you can meet mobs well beyond your abilities at the start of the game.
- game is usually turnbased or has some way to pause the action so moves can be considered.
- there is usually a variety of loot and some kind of "character" leveling system

Wikipedia: Roguelike.

And just for some examples, some recent good Rogue-likes and Rogue-lights are as varied as Binding of Isaac, Rogue Legacy, FTL...
 
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News Comments > New NFS This Fall; No Mirror's Edge & Titanfall Sequels Before 2016
16. Re: New NFS This Fall; No Mirror's Edge & Titanfall Sequels Before 2016 May 6, 2015, 01:24 mag
 
Parias wrote on May 6, 2015, 00:10:
Cutter wrote on May 5, 2015, 19:31:
And nary a shite was given thrice times!

About a new Mirror's Edge? No way, totally looking forward to the sequel for that. Assuming they don't completely fuck it up.

Ayup! Excited to see how it turns out.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 2, 2015, 23:07 mag
 
jimnms wrote on May 2, 2015, 15:32:
The “hidden city” ticketing technique involves buying an airline ticket between two cities with a connection, but ditching the rest of the trip. Say you want to fly from Las Vegas to Philadelphia but find a ticket from Vegas to Boston—with a connection in Philadelphia—that's cheaper. You land in Philly and prance out of the airport, retaining the savings.

What about your luggage? Any checked bags will automatically be loaded on the plane to Boston leaving you stuck in Philadelphia without your stuff.

Who checks luggage on domestic flights?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Playstation 4 question May 1, 2015, 21:01 mag
 
PHJF wrote on May 1, 2015, 15:09:
Creston wrote on May 1, 2015, 14:30:
Can anyone with a PS4 maybe answer this question for me? Does the DVD remote from the PS3 work on the PS4? Or do you need to buy a new one?

Not only that, but you can't even use fucking bluetooth headsets with it. Apparently Sony locked all the BT channels down for dualshocks or something and so I'm stuck using the stupid wired-to-the-gamepad dongle ps4 ships with.

If you have a reasonably modern TV, this may work for you. Lets you use your TV remote for the PS4. Works for me on my 5-6 year old TV.
 
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News Comments > DirectX 12 Video Crosses the Uncanny Valley
36. Re: DirectX 12 Video Crosses the Uncanny Valley May 1, 2015, 13:57 mag
 
dj LiTh wrote on May 1, 2015, 10:56:
siapnar wrote on May 1, 2015, 10:47:
Slick wrote on May 1, 2015, 10:13:
how can you all watch the same video I just did, and only walk away with: "well, this is dumb, i'm not gonna buy 4x titans to run this? This is stupid, who cares?"
Because why show tech that's not even close to being realized on current high end gamer setups?
Him saying this scene has 10 times the polygon counts doesn't make me me say "Wow!"

It's like showing Avatar graphics and being like: "look how awesome this is!"
And we're all like: "uh huh, but it will run at 3 fps on my PC so who cares"

To show whats possible. Pretty ridiculous most of you cant appreciate that simple fact.

I think it's just that we all expect it to be possible. We're all--well, duh, if you cram $4k worth of video cards into a box you can make something that looks pretty, and it'll be way prettier than what you could do a few years ago. And it's still running at what looks like 15fps.

We've all been around long enough to have seen these tech demos, and they're always very impressive, but it doesn't amount to much in the end.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 27, 2015, 12:39 mag
 
WaltC wrote on Apr 27, 2015, 10:57:
The present administration in Washington will likely go down in history as one of the dumbest, most backwards-looking administrations in U.S. history. The problem is that whenever the government steps in and interferes with private business on whatever pretext it uses, it's always for the sake of "the consumer." However, rarely can it be shown that the consumer benefits. How the TWC customers are supposed to benefit from continuing on as TWC customers beats me. I've not seen anything to support that position come out of Washington. What I have seen is the government acting on anti-Comcast sentiment that is 100% emotional/political--so it was not "the consumer" who benefited here: it was the anti-Comcast crowd. Makes me feels sorry for the ailing TWC's customer base.

Comcast could do better, though, in upgrading its own Internet
infrastructure to a minimum of 25Mbs/sec down for the rates it presently supplies 6Mb/sec down. Had the company done that first and then sought the merger--it's likely it would have been greenlighted from the get-go. Resisting universally higher broadband connection speeds will not help Comcast in any way.

Feel bad for Comcast, not TWC. Time Warner has no data caps. Time Warner is actually (slowly) upgrading their network. They're rolling out their (stupidly-named) MAXX service this year to a handful of cities that'll move the 'standard' speed from 15/2 Mbps to 50/5Mbps, and make 100/10 and 200/20 Mbps pretty affordable.

Their "plan" is to get this to everyone by the end of 2016. TWC sucks, but Comcast sucks way more, and I'm glad I'm not going to be stuck with them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2015, 00:20 mag
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 22, 2015, 00:16:
NKD wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 17:33:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 21, 2015, 14:42:

Oh shut up both of you.

How about YOU shut up porkchop? We've all heard enough from the cop apologist crowd about how it's so awful to be a police officer and we should let them get away with anything and everything because of it.

There's no cop in the US who isn't either complicit or complacent with regards to the systemic issues with law enforcement and people are getting wise to how the police view the public they are supposed to be protecting: As enemies.

Are you a Police Officer? Then I kindly ask all of you to SHUT THE FUCK UP. Unless you have the badge you have NOTHING to offer the conversation either way. So quit trying to be a armchair officer until you've lived the life.

That is absolute bullshit. Non-cops have every right and responsibility to question how they're policed.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2015, 00:15 mag
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 18:52:
What if our fighter jets do fall behind China? Does it matter? What big player is going to screw with another nuclear power? Invading the US would be a complete nightmare whether our jets can dance ballet or not.

Besides in five years it's going to be all drones anyway.


It's not a matter of fighting China or Russia or whatever. It's a matter of who will they sell their new fighters to. The next time NATO countries want to fuck around in the Middle East, they don't want to be flying F-18s against whatever new 5th gen fighter the Russians or Chinese sell to them.

I'm assuming that's the case, anyway. I dunno.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 16, 2015, 01:58 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 23:06:
I never understand why GOP supporters support them when they do this kind of Doublespeak bullshit. Freedom Act. Patriot Act. Outsourcing is good for America. etc. How dumb do you have to be?

Because it works. Most people don't know what these acts do beyond the name. Most people that know what they do don't care. Most people that know what they do and do care also know that the Democrats are complicit in passing all of them. There's no winning.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
7. Re: Hardware Reviews Apr 15, 2015, 23:08 mag
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 13:42:
Task wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 12:33:
I don't plan to get either the Titan X or 980's however. nVIDIA has been holding back the 980 Ti, which is apparently supposed to release at the end of the summer (August/September) and is hopefullly going to completely demolish the regular 980's and Titan X in performance judging by the early rumors.
Which makes me wonder how AMD's 3XX cards will fair to the top of the line Nvidia offering.

The rumormongers have been predicting the 3xx-series 290x-equivalent (so the top-of-the-line non-2-chip design) to pretty handily beat the 980 but to lose to the new Titan.
 
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News Comments > Titan Souls Released
1. Re: Titans Souls Released Apr 14, 2015, 22:12 mag
 
This looks great, but I haven't made time to try the demo yet. Anyone have impressions?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 16:14 mag
 
BobBob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:30:
Necrophob wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 14:10:
How dare they unconditionally love us!
Unconditionally dependent on the owner for food and shelter. Otherwise, I doubt it sincerely cares at all.

There are so many weird things in this. To dogs, their humans are part of their family unit. I lived with my parents and their dog until he was maybe a year old, and then moved out. He's maybe 8 now, sees me once or twice a month for a few hours. He is in no way dependent on me for anything. I don't feed him, don't give him treats, just play with him a little when I come visit. And he's not at all starved for attention when I'm not there.

That dog goes berserk whenever I walk through the door. Just completely beside himself. He doesn't react like that to anyone else. I couldn't tell you exactly what the dog is feeling, but it's definitely not "oh thank god now someone will feed me." No one that's ever had a dog would say that they only care about food and shelter. Is there a one-to-one mapping to human emotions? Maybe, maybe not. But they're capable of more than you'd want to credit them for.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2015, 02:27 mag
 
harlock wrote on Apr 12, 2015, 19:17:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 12, 2015, 18:26:
But no, the Grand Canyon was caused by river and stream erosion.

it was caused by glacial melting during the last ice age... it took hundreds of millions of gallons of water pouring through there for decades to do that

I think the Grand Canyon's generally accepted to be much older than that. Wikipedia pegs its formation beginning ~17M years ago.

This comment was edited on Apr 13, 2015, 05:31.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 13, 2015, 00:08 mag
 
IAMLIT_REFLEX wrote on Apr 12, 2015, 21:58:
Time Warner Cable gives me amazing Internet service. I pay for 100 megabits and they give me 108 consistently.

I used to only get 20 megabits (22.7 actual) but they upgraded their network and now I pay the same price for 100.

I am a little concerned that my service will decline in quality if they sell out to Comcast.

Also what the fuck crack are people smoking that bitch about TWC Internet? I have been on the service for a year now and they ALWAYS give me higher speeds than the line is rated for and there has not been ONE SECOND of downtime the entire damned year.

Compare that to Verizon DSL in which I always had to have the number to tech support handy for its bi-monthly network downtime. Also they wanted $30 a month for 1 megabit and I'm much happier paying about $50 a month for the Internet component of a TV/Internet bundle that gives me 108 times that bandwidth (I've never had issues with throughput from either provider by the way!!!!! Ever!!!).

I have TWC. I paid $40/mo for 10mbps when I first got it three years ago. They raised it to 15mbps around the same time they instituted the $5 modem rental fee (so a price hike). Then they bumped the fees up another $10 the next year. And then I bumped it up another $5 to extend my special rate another year by jumping to 20mbps. This year they tried to charge me $75/mo for the same 20mbps, but I talked them down to $58/mo or something by complaining. They offer 100Mbps, sure, but I'd have to steal a house and then mortgage it to afford it.

Now, I do get a consistent 20Mbps to, say, speedtest.net. But that's the only thing I get a consistent 20Mbps to. I consistently get throttled to speeds where 360p won't play on youtube, for instance, because of how their network plays with certain CDNs.
 
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News Comments > Ghost in the Shell Online: First Connection Coming West
5. Re: Ghost in the Shell Online: First Connection Coming West Apr 9, 2015, 13:20 mag
 
Pete wrote on Apr 9, 2015, 12:46:
They licensed it because it leads to immediate name recognition. Most people wouldn't give to thoughts to it until the name was slapped on it.

Ghost in the Shell isn't exactly a big name except among people that will look at this and immediately say, "What the hell is this?"
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Cinematic
30. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Cinematic Apr 8, 2015, 21:56 mag
 
Vall Forran wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 18:57:
They did the same thing with the original DE:HR cinematics. This did seem to be over the top; I don't ever recall doing barrel rolls over riot geared cops then launching my arm blades as projectiles into their necks.

That being said...I now feel like doing a lethal run through, something I've tried, but the guilt of murdering AI security guards doing their jobs made me revert back. Those bitches that threatened to kill my pilot, though. Those assholes ALL died.

Hahaha, that is pretty identical to how I played. Killing was an absolute last resort... until Malik was in jeopardy. Then it was FUCK these guys, rockets and sniper rifles for days.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Patched
54. Re: Pillars of Eternity Patched Apr 6, 2015, 12:28 mag
 
Quinn wrote on Apr 4, 2015, 19:04:
While being an absolute SUCKER!!!! for games like NWN, this game just doesn't offer the same quality. I got blinded by some what seems to me irrational enthusiasm on this and some other sites, and bought it anyway.

There was some sort of superiority thing going on before this game got out. In some sense the quality of the game was measured by a particular, unique difficulty that separated this cRPG with the likes of NWN.

But when I got the game.. and I realized the graphics and story weren't impressive and the combat was easy as shit once I got my Christian Bale gun blazin' priest, I realized this game simply doesn't do anything better than NWN or any of its clones.

I'm done. Enjoying a fuckton out of ESO again, looking forward to GTAV and TW3 and cannot wait for Sword Coast Legends. I'll restart this shit when I'm 82 years old and any other form of visual entertainment gives me a stroke.

I see that a lot of people that dislike this game were expecting it to be NWN. This game was never intended to be NWN. Its influences were Baldur's Gate and the other infinity engine games, whereas NWN was... a pretty different sort of game. And kinda vastly inferior, to a lot of the people that liked BG.
 
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News Comments > etc.
27. Re: etc. Apr 4, 2015, 23:49 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 4, 2015, 21:27:
mag wrote on Apr 4, 2015, 19:07:
Axis wrote on Apr 4, 2015, 17:18:
So many weak asses scouring the web looking for something to get offended at and *post how they feel dammit!*.

..or some guilty-conscience apologist doing the same.

I know. Look at all of these people in here so pissy that Obsidian changed a few lines of text in their game.

You know who else hates freedom and loves censorship? The terrorists. Why don't you go join Isis since you hate freedom so much?


WHAT CENSORSHIP? Who is the aggrieved party? Self-censorship is not fucking censorship. No one forced anyone to do anything. Are you crying censorship about all of the other community-contributed epithets that Obsidian had to go back-and-forth with the backers about?
 
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Apr 4, 2015, 19:07 mag
 
Axis wrote on Apr 4, 2015, 17:18:
So many weak asses scouring the web looking for something to get offended at and *post how they feel dammit!*.

..or some guilty-conscience apologist doing the same.

I know. Look at all of these people in here so pissy that Obsidian changed a few lines of text in their game.
 
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