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Real Name Mike Fisk   
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Signed On Oct 31, 2002, 20:40
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2014, 14:47 killer_roach
 
jimnms wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 14:10:
Prez wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 12:33:
Doesn't licensing eat up all of that money? I think that streaming music is a great way for fans to find new bands and artists - I spend a lot of time shopping for mp3's and in a great many user reviews that I read a recurring theme is "I heard this band on Rhapsody/Pandora/Spotify/etc and came here immediately to buy the album..." It's hard to put a dollar value on that. Granted Taylor Swift doesn't need that kind of exposure, so it holds little value for her, but for hard rock and metal bands that get virtually no radio play it is great exposure. I found my new favorite metal band, Allegaeon that way. Most exciting metal band in years.

That's how I use Pandora/Spotify. I like how you can plug in artist you like and it will play random tracks from things you already like, like a personal radio station, and mix in similar artists. I've found lots of new music that I never would have found any other way. I still purchase digital albums so I can put them on my music player to listen to in the car, gym, etc.

Pretty much. If you're at the top of the heap, these streaming services really don't do much for you. You can get large numbers of people to pay you good money for your product, so to do anything less is simply leaving money on the table. For those who aren't platinum-selling artists (which, in 2014, is anyone not named Taylor Swift, actually), you want to get as many people as possible listening to your songs in the hopes that further down the road they'll buy your CD, or, in lieu of that, a T-shirt or a concert ticket (which, considering typical royalty payouts, might be better for the average published artist than the CD would be).
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam
18. Re: Ubisoft Titles Return to Steam Nov 7, 2014, 22:17 killer_roach
 
Slick wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 21:21:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 21:17:
Holy fucking shitballs. I knew it was going to happen. $70 fucking dollars in Canada for it, welcome to '99/2000 all over again. $59 on GMG. Yep...

it's been like this for about a year now on consoles. CANADA! the only place to actually RAISE the price of the PS4 by $50. guess their metrics told them that canadians would just pay it anyways without much fuss. it's criminal that i can't change my PSN account to AMERICA even though i'm fucking living there now. just thank your lucky stars you're not living in Australia, or it'd be about $90 i'm told.

that being said, there's always ways around it xD

Considering the exchange rates, it's more surprising they haven't dropped the price in the US and held the Canadian price steady. The yen is dropping like a stone, although falling faster against the greenback than the loonie.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
4. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 1, 2014, 18:01 killer_roach
 
JediPunisher wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 15:00:
Microsoft could be working on a cheaper, slimmer Xbox One.

Who gives a crap how slim and trim it is? We're not going to be carrying it around with us.
What we really want is a big thick more powerful XBone capable of 1080p/60fps.

When the PS4 is a fraction of the size and still is more powerful, then I'm thinking that Microsoft needs more help than some new silicon lithography.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 14, 2014, 00:35 killer_roach
 
NKD wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 15:09:
One day companies will learn that embracing fan projects, not threatening to sue them, is the way to go. Especially for IPs that you've let sit idle.

True.

That being said... Interplay. </reply>
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 14, 2014, 00:34 killer_roach
 
Cpmartins wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 21:44:
If it wasn't roguelike I'd probably bite it. Never liked the concept, even when it wasn't the buzzword it is today. Looks ok though.

If I really want to play a roguelike, then I'll just play Rogue.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
7. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 11, 2014, 23:40 killer_roach
 
Task wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 22:18:
Its sort of ironic considering 38 studios game is actually a cult classic now for on the cheap, with a very positive reception. I mean where does that money even go? Former 38 studios or Big Huge Games and EA?

Money is probably mostly going to EA, with some going to the state of Rhode Island.

Really what happened was one governor approved the deal, another governor took office, and wanted to be rid of the deal as quickly as possible. Moral of the story is that government is a less than trustworthy business partner who can make or break you at their whim.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIII Released; Only Supports 720p
16. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIII Released; Only Supports 720p Oct 9, 2014, 21:06 killer_roach
 
PropheT wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 20:54:
JeffD wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 18:56:
FF13 is far from being one of the worst FF games. I found it quite enjoyable and I liked the fighting style more then I probably should. IMO micromanaging 5+ classes is just tedious.

I don't think it's far from being one of the worst; I think it's easily THE worst, hands down.

The story isn't particularly good and really goes nowhere (I really don't remember 99% of it even though I finished the game). The characters are either flat or completely unlikable. The first half of the game is dominated by a Press A to Win design, while the latter half is mired in the terrible paradigm system making even random encounters a chore.

I honestly cannot possibly comprehend how managing the paradigm system is preferable by anyone to multiple classes in any way, shape, or form. You're still dealing with that in a certain respect anyway, because of the strengths and weaknesses of your party making certain paradigms more desirable for that character.

The game gets a lot of hate, but this is one case where I think it actually gets less than it deserves.

Honestly, I liked it better than VII. That being said, VII might be my least-favorite game in the series. Still, XIII remains one of the worst games in the franchise outside of the NES games (which, honestly... all pretty much sucked from the perspective of contemporary gaming), though.
 
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News Comments > METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES w/4K Support in December
7. Re: METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES w/4K Support in December Oct 6, 2014, 21:30 killer_roach
 
Slick wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 20:49:
i don't always pirate, but when i do i prefer to pirate a single $30 shareware map.

kojima wanted to bump up their numbers for this quarter? felt like trying out "pre-DLC"? nothing makes sense, i'm sad that anyone paid for this garbage.

you know i hear valve ripped out the first level from HL3 and are hocking it for $30. can you imagine the audacity? not even the almighty valve could get away with that shit, what makes kojima think different?

Considering that people have beaten HL2 in less time than it takes the average person to play through this "shareware"...

Also, I doubt the PC release will be $30. More than likely it will adopt the $20 price point the PS3 and 360 versions already occupy.
 
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News Comments > METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES w/4K Support in December
2. Re: METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES w/4K Support in December Oct 6, 2014, 19:21 killer_roach
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 19:13:
The only logical conclusion is that Phantom Pain will be coming to PC, which is... rather shocking.

I would consider it pretty close to a done deal at this point. Kojima's FOX Engine was built around PC architecture, and the Metal Gear series has occasionally flirted with Windows from time to time... with Rising and now Ground Zeroes coming as reasonably contemporary releases, one could assume that Phantom Pain will hit PC as well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Xbone in Japan Oct 4, 2014, 00:13 killer_roach
 
Creston wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 23:22:
The Xbox did not fail in Japan, is not continuing to fail in Japan, because people here don't want to buy a product from a foreign company. It is failing because of something intrinsic to the product in question - something that simply doesn't appeal to Japanese consumers.

It's failing, and try to stay with me here, because... it's a giant piece of underpowered shit.

Beyond that, what "success" Microsoft had in Japan with the 360 may have tainted the brand over there. Since their big set piece in Japan was a lot of independently-developed Japanese titles that tended to look more like doujin projects than anything, the reputation was that the Xbox was the console that the creepy otaku bought (even bigger titles like IDOLM@STER didn't exactly change this reputation). As a result, it's not a huge surprise that mainstream gamers there aren't buying the One, and the people who bought a 360 still don't have any content yet that really is geared to them.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Delayed
5. Re: Pillars of Eternity Delayed Oct 2, 2014, 20:07 killer_roach
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 19:13:
Obsidian is behind schedule. Gee...what a surprise.

Considering what happens when they try to hit an imposed deadline... I'm fine with a delay. (Alpha Protocol, Fallout New Vegas, and KotOR 2 all say hi.)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 1, 2014, 22:23 killer_roach
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 20:17:
It stands for Queer or Questioning depending on who you ask. It's supposed to represent people who are still determining their orientation as I understand it. I work for an organisation that represents post-secondary unions so I've heard a lot about it. Additionally, there is I which stands for Intersex and 2S which stands for "two spirited", which I haven't gotten a concrete explanation on but apparently it has something to do with Native culture. It can become a very long acronym.

It also depends on the acronym used. Typically in LGBTQ the Q refers to Questioning, although the acronym LGBTIQ usually means Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersex, and Queer.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 27, 2014, 19:06 killer_roach
 
Strange preorder bonus for Forza Horizon 2 - a car where they put the engine from the Audi A8 and shoehorn it into a mid-size station wagon.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 26, 2014, 11:53 killer_roach
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Sep 25, 2014, 19:04:
Remastering games that are less than a year old seems like an odd move.. are they gonna "remaster" the pc version too?

More than likely the "remaster" just gives them the visual content the PC version has had since launch.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 26, 2014, 11:51 killer_roach
 
Creston wrote on Sep 26, 2014, 09:06:
Inspired by great games like The Banner Saga, FTL and XCOM.

Do those three actually have anything in common, combat-wise? "Our combat system was inspired by Zaxxon, Mario Kart and Farmville!"


Looks like they are taking the combat largely from XCOM, the management largely from FTL, and the game engine from The Banner Saga (Stoic has said they're supporting the project).
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Sep 23, 2014, 20:49 killer_roach
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 20:12:
Has KRZ put forth any new content at all? Or have they basically taken the money and run as well?

Act III came out in May, although new content hasn't exactly been quick to come out (we're now over a year and a half since the release of Act I).
 
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News Comments > Free Tropico 3
2. Re: Free Tropico 3 Sep 23, 2014, 00:16 killer_roach
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 22, 2014, 21:11:
Thanks HB! Bought Banished, Monster Loves You, Outlast, and South Park this sale too.

My haul from this sale was South Park, AoW Shadow Magic, Castle of Illusion, and Our Darker Purpose. Not bad for about $30 all told.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
6. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 20, 2014, 18:57 killer_roach
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 15:46:
Why the fuck does Amazon keep making Kindles anyway? Half the apps in the store don't even work properly on Kindles for whatever reason. You ever read app reviews? Most of the people complaining that it doesn't work are like "FIX UR FKN APP!!!!!!!!!1111111 IT DUZNT EVN WERK! -kindle fire"

Rarely had issues on my HDX, although yeah - there's a lot of apps anymore that will simply swamp the first-gen Kindle Fire as well as the 2012 Kindle Fire HD, which were pretty hopeless even when they launched, much less now. At the very least there should be some more guidance on that, although even the Fire 6 and Fire 7 models just released should be good on most content for some time.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce GPUs & Drivers
56. Re: New GeForce GPUs & Drivers Sep 19, 2014, 19:49 killer_roach
 
harlock wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 19:19:
LittleMe wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 19:07:
Just got two 970 oc's at MicroCenter! Eff yah The 680 lasted me two and a half years.

still on a 560ti.. im needing one of these now, but i want it to stretch another 2-3 years as well

Yeah, still on a 560Ti here as well, although the 970 is definitely making me consider an upgrade. Might wait a bit first, though.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce GPUs & Drivers
52. Re: New GeForce GTX 980 & 970 GPUs & Drivers Sep 19, 2014, 19:06 killer_roach
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 16:28:
Jamil20 wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 16:24:
So hard to decide if I should upgrade from a 770 to a 970. The performance increase is okay, but the TDP sweetens the deal. 230W->145W

If I were you, I'd wait until probably next year for the 20nm refresh. Hell, I've waited all this time with a 580, and it's definitely time, but a 770? You'll hardly notice.

More often than not Nvidia has launched new processes on smaller die GPUs. If we see, say, the 940 move to 20nm, then we can talk about a 980 on 20nm. Until then, I wouldn't be too worried.
 
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