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Signed On Oct 31, 2002, 20:40
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
22. Re: Ships Ahoy - Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Jul 5, 2013, 02:35 killer_roach
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 23:54:
Sony's been pretty good about letting PlayStation-exclusive indie games come to PC, even ones that were partially funded by them (Joe Danger, Critter Crunch, Tales From Space, etc.), but I agree - it seems doubtful we'll see much in terms of Sony first-party titles making their way to PC. (Then again, I can't completely rule it out, seeing as they're trying to take a tactic of "let's do whatever Microsoft isn't doing"...)

MS actually has some history of porting their big AAA exclusives to PC. Halo 1 & 2, Gears of War and Alan Wake come to mind. I can't think of a single AAA Sony exclusive that ever made it to PC.

Considering that Microsoft owns the Windows platform, it should be absolutely appalling how few of their exclusives have made it to Windows (additionally, all of your examples came out on PC years after, some of them had enough of a delay that Sony could still port the original inFamous to PC and still be considered "timely").
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
32. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 4, 2013, 20:06 killer_roach
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 14:28:
J wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 12:27:
Quboid wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 10:34:
NeOCidE wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 05:29:
I've encountered countless plebs on the Xbox Live network.

Can't we have a system whereby all tards are shipped off to a remote island and leave the grunts to it? You know...disconnected from the rest of civilisation?

Lord of the flies stylee.

'Plebs'? I don't think that word means what you think it means.
I don't know why you don't think that word means what you think he thinks it means, because I think you thought that he's thinking it means something that's not what you think he thinks it means. I think if you said what you thought he thought when he was thinking of the meaning, then we could all think that word means what we think it means. Or perhaps you just wanted to throw out a meme.

Pleb is a derogatory term for someone who is working class.

It's the sort of word that might get a Member of Parliament for a typically anti-working class political party into a lot of trouble if they said it to a police officer. Or even if they didn't actually say it, and the police officers were trying to get him kicked out of office because they don't like how he's trying to reform the police. Hypothetically.

I'm sure there are a great many plebs on Xbox Live, but I've never before heard of someone who will only game with people of the right social status. It does not mean tard (someone who acts retarded, going by the modern definition of that word) and is not interchangeable with tard.

It has been used more generally to refer to any sort of underclass (some military academies have historically used the term to apply to the newly admitted)... it doesn't always have socioeconomic connotations, just that they're somehow of lower status.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
19. Re: Ships Ahoy - Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Jul 4, 2013, 20:00 killer_roach
 
Towyn wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 04:12:
LittleMe wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 00:43:
Lately I've been playing the original 360 version on a friend's console. It's really good. I had no idea it was coming to PC! Awesomeness. I'm guessing this bodes well for Infamous on PC, too?


I don't quite see how you make that connection. Infamous is done and paid for my Sony, Mortal Kombat is Warner Brothers... that's like saying "Ubisoft brought Rayman to PC, that means Animal Crossing is coming too!".

Infamous, like many of the exclusives (most recent example is "The Last Of Us" has been paid for by Sony / Microsoft / Nintendo, and they will not port it to PC, these games are investments into making consoles interesting and draw customers in, often the money they earn is only secondary over getting people to buy consoles... Look at Halo and how many bought an Xbox just for that. So no... Infamous is very very very likely never gonna come to PC.

Sony's been pretty good about letting PlayStation-exclusive indie games come to PC, even ones that were partially funded by them (Joe Danger, Critter Crunch, Tales From Space, etc.), but I agree - it seems doubtful we'll see much in terms of Sony first-party titles making their way to PC. (Then again, I can't completely rule it out, seeing as they're trying to take a tactic of "let's do whatever Microsoft isn't doing"...)
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Jul 4, 2013, 18:40 killer_roach
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 18:25:
Gamefly has a few sales too. No great shakes, but maybe something someone wants. Man, is that GMG sale ever lame. I expected far better from them.


They've had some okay things every once in a while, but they're gone as fast as they arrive. Nearly got GRID 2 at 33% off, but nothing else has piqued my interest yet (mostly cases of "already have it"... damn, I'm sounding like Prez...).
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - FINAL FANTASY VII
23. Re: Steamships Ahoy - FINAL FANTASY VII Jul 4, 2013, 18:33 killer_roach
 
Panickd wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 16:03:
$12? For a haphazard port of a game that came out 16 years ago? WTF? If it was $5 or less maybe I'd bite. I don't even think the PS1 classics version on the PSN cost me that much.

I got it from Square Enix's website last year when they had it on sale for $7. I think I slightly overpaid, but not terribly so. $5, however, would probably be a good price for it (even if it means waiting for the inevitable sale, which, seeing as it is Squeenix, will happen).

Kythlyn wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 14:55:
...Cloud saves... CLOUD SAVES! Ahahahahah.

Not really... Aeris still dies, after all...
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Consolidation
27. Re: Independence Day Consolidation Jul 4, 2013, 16:58 killer_roach
 
nin wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 13:23:
Creston wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 13:10:
nin wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 13:05:
Now go preorder a PS4!


I'm getting fairly tempted. Anyone know if Amazon is still delivering PS4s on release day? Or are they the "December 31st" options now?

Creston


If you grab one with a game, yes.

Time it is, Creston. Begun, this console war has.


All PS4 preorders list a December 31st release, although this is a placeholder because Sony has yet to reveal the official release date for North America.
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Budget Tight: Steam Early Access Planned
10. Re: Broken Age Budget Tight: Steam Early Access Planned Jul 2, 2013, 22:20 killer_roach
 
Nate wrote on Jul 2, 2013, 21:36:
I read this as, "Hey, we can pull in more development money and make the game bigger by using Steam Early Access!"

It's Tim Schaeffer. The guy's the world's oldest teenager. I can seriously believe ADHD got the better of him. Unfortunately, it means they really need some more business-minded people around him, or else he's going to drive Double Fine into the arms of EA or Microsoft if he's not careful.
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Triad This Month; Preorders Get Four Apogee Games
17. Re: Rise of the Triad This Month; Preorders Get Four Apogee Games Jul 2, 2013, 19:36 killer_roach
 
Dev wrote on Jul 2, 2013, 09:02:
killer_roach wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 21:25:
RaZ0r! wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 20:53:
Dev wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 20:52:
Protip apogee: You shoulda put your games on steam many many years ago to get some cashflow going.

QFT

All of the ones in that Throwback Pack are available on GOG already (I'm pretty sure Extreme RoTT is just the "Extra Levels" addon that GOG provides)...
GOG != Steam

Well, somebody released the three Duke Nukem platformers on Steam as well now...
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Triad This Month; Preorders Get Four Apogee Games
4. Re: Rise of the Triad This Month; Preorders Get Four Apogee Games Jul 1, 2013, 21:25 killer_roach
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 20:53:
Dev wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 20:52:
Protip apogee: You shoulda put your games on steam many many years ago to get some cashflow going.

QFT

All of the ones in that Throwback Pack are available on GOG already (I'm pretty sure Extreme RoTT is just the "Extra Levels" addon that GOG provides)...
 
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News Comments > Worms: Clan Wars Replaces DLC With Mod Support
6. Re: Worms: Clan Wars Replaces DLC With Mod Support Jul 1, 2013, 20:17 killer_roach
 
saluk wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 13:15:
Kind of surprising team17 is still around pumping out worms games.

They just made one last year... wasn't bad, although the real reason to play it (Worms Revolution) is for the campaign voiceovers by Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, The Mighty Boosh).
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jun 30, 2013, 19:44 killer_roach
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 30, 2013, 16:34:
Intel must be desperate if they're wasting their time and money on this.

Nah, that's typical Intel R&D. They tend to throw out a bunch of things like this on a regular basis, without expecting many to succeed. That being said, they only need one or two successes to make their money back on the failures of a few years...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jun 29, 2013, 17:48 killer_roach
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 29, 2013, 17:02:
Julio wrote on Jun 29, 2013, 15:54:
The challenge will be getting internet providers to sell new technology, especially for us stuck in a virtual monopoly ISP situation enforced by the government.
What monopoly? In America there are plenty of choices (though they all pretty much suck balls)

Well, you have the incumbent advantage inherent in telephony-based broadband, you have (in most of the US) government-mandated monopolies at the local/state level for cable broadband, and FCC spectrum auctions creating a massive barrier to entry for mobile/satellite broadband...

So, while it is correct that there isn't a monopoly per se, it is a policy-driven stunting of competitive options. Fiber could be a way around that, but with the telcos and cable companies way out in front on the deployment of fiber-optic cable at present, it seems unlikely that a new player could disrupt much apart from in specific, population-dense urban areas.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jun 29, 2013, 14:32 killer_roach
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 29, 2013, 12:42:
Precursor Games will now be known as Pedo Bear Games. Seriously though, I have to agree with a lot of people when saying given the gravity of the charge people in cases like this should not be named until they're convicted. Because if it turns out he really isn't guilty the damage is done and will follow him always.

Although Precursor still has Dyack involved. Obviously their threshold for depravity is selective if one stays and the other goes.
 
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News Comments > Steam Trading Cards Launch
27. Re: Steam Trading Cards Launch Jun 26, 2013, 21:22 killer_roach
 
Genesys wrote on Jun 26, 2013, 21:00:
Prez wrote on Jun 26, 2013, 19:31:
LOL! I checked my profile and it said I could add a title to it from one of my badges. I'm a level 13 "game collector".

You're level 14 right now. Holy freaking cow! "Director of Acquisitions" indeed! Get 19 more games so we can see what the next badge is called

Is that the one at 1000 games? It's "Game Industry Guardian".
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 24, 2013, 19:59 killer_roach
 
Verno wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 10:34:
I finally saw an Ouya the other day, wow what a disappointment that thing is. The controller felt like a cheap toy that would break at the slightest mishap, the game selection was paltry and mostly trash that wouldn't even warrant a steam greenlight and the XBMC port crashed a bunch of times while it was being demonstrated. Ugh.

Saw a couple of pallets of them come in to work today... at the end of the day, well... they're still pretty much all there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 21, 2013, 22:19 killer_roach
 
Prez wrote on Jun 21, 2013, 13:06:
I watched the Toyota movie so someone could have a meal, but I hated it. All this crap - Kaizen, Muda, are holdovers from their lean manuafacturing that has had a devastating effect on my company due to smaller teams and much bigger workloads. Improved efficency is great, but there's more to this that has a much darker side. All the managers at my plant had to read books on this garbage like "The Toyota Way", even though it is based on a Japanese system of making fewer people do way more that they abandoned due to being detrimental in the long term.

We use a lot of lean processes at Amazon, although usually to better effect. The biggest problem is that there's very little in place for cross-level communication - executives give orders to management, who gives them to the ground-level workers... in theory. Typically things end up getting lost in the shuffle and the informal grapevine becomes the main method of communication, leading to a lot of misinformation. As a result, I make a habit of flagging down anybody I see on the floor that's seemingly out of place - odds are they're operations staff or corporate executives on a Genba walk, and I can get straight answers from them. But that's no way to have effective corporate communication of policy.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Magrunner Dark Pulse
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Magrunner Dark Pulse Jun 20, 2013, 14:22 killer_roach
 
Creston wrote on Jun 20, 2013, 13:13:
"Gruckezber Corporation".

No. Just no. Google "Random Name Generator", hit "I'm feeling lucky" and try again.


In other news, the trailer looks pretty cool. Is this on Steam yet?

At first I thought the name might be due to the fact that it's from a non-American studio, but their offices are in Ireland, France, and Ukraine. Nothing that would indicate the sort of Germanic undertones that "Gruckezber" seems to imply.

And yes, the game is on Steam for $19.99.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Denies Fallout 4 E3 Showings
9. Re: Bethesda Denies Fallout 4 E3 Showings Jun 19, 2013, 19:53 killer_roach
 
Creston wrote on Jun 19, 2013, 16:13:
So the sites in question that saw it were hallucinating?

This fucking marketing shit is just getting ludicrous. "WE CANNOT ACKNOWLEDGE A GAME BEFORE IT IS OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED!!!" Fuck you, marketoids.

Creston

I think this is semantics.

Official statement from Bethesda: "We did not show any of our games behind closed doors."

Between the lines: "We are unable to comment on what our parent company, ZeniMax Media, may have done behind closed doors."
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 17, 2013, 20:10 killer_roach
 
Rea1One wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 19:52:
My Core i7-4770K is running at 5.2GHz on stock fan, amazing 4th generation overclocking ability on these babies.

Yeah, my old 2600K can hit 5 with the stock fan so long as I'm not putting stress on all eight logical cores. Basically no video encoding and I'm good. I still back it down to 4.4 for most ordinary purposes, however.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
35. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 16, 2013, 23:10 killer_roach
 
Rossafur wrote on Jun 16, 2013, 23:01:
Don't worry, in 50 years (fewer, now) we'll all be chicks...

Quoting the title of Adam Carolla's book?
 
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