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Signed On Oct 31, 2002, 20:40
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News Comments > DOOM 3 BFG Edition: No PC DOOM/DOOM II Multiplayer
22. Re: There's no need for this game on the PC at all. Sep 5, 2012, 16:32 killer_roach
 
Shataan wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 13:28:
If a complete package for PC gamers is NOT there, then PC gamers should be able to pay LESS for the PC release. $39.00 bucks tops for the PC BFG Edition. Sounds fair.

Amazon is listing it for $29.99 on PC and $39.99 on consoles.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 4, 2012, 17:46 killer_roach
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 17:30:
Don't kid yourself -- the NFL is doing this for their benefit, not yours. I see it as a money grab by the richest sport in the US.

You like it. I don't. Let's leave it at that.

Then again, it's the only one of the four major sports in the US that doesn't have events every day of the week. Keep that in mind (although not too loudly, don't want to give Goodell any ideas).
 
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News Comments > Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support
10. Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Sep 4, 2012, 17:44 killer_roach
 
Trevellian wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 17:27:
Flatline wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 16:25:
Even if this was a game I cared about I'd be fine with this. It's time to move on.

In that respect, it's also time to move on from 32-bit systems. I run, and my entire company runs, on win 7 64 bit now, and it's been a year or two and there hasn't been a single issue. I'm not sure *why* Windows 7 didn't come default as a 64-bit system in fact.

Couldn't tell you. I have run Win7 64 bit since Win7 was released. The whole time hearing people say how bad it was, yet I had no issues. Never made sense to me.

Used to hear the same things about WinXP x64 and Vista x64... ran both of them without incident, either. Regardless, considering my desktop has 16GB of RAM now, a 64-bit OS is basically mandatory.
 
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News Comments > More on Valve's Hardware Plans
3. Re: More on Valve's Hardware Plans Sep 4, 2012, 10:43 killer_roach
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 4, 2012, 10:26:
I really don't understand where they're going with this. Seems like a bit of lark and I hope it doesn't cost them too much...

Like it or not, this is Valve's core business anymore. They're not a developer, they're not a publisher - they're a retailer and marketer. That's where their bread is buttered.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 29, 2012, 03:21 killer_roach
 
JeffD wrote on Aug 29, 2012, 02:36:
Lack of game support. The obscene price of the memory sticks. The cost of the unit itself. The lockdown on the number of users per device (ie. . 1 user). Now the lockdown of 1 user to a memory stick so you can't share memory sticks. The hardware is great but every single other aspect of it fucking sucks and you are only hurting the industry by giving sony money for this pile of crap.

Only one handheld gaming unit has gotten it right imo... the ipod touch/iphone.

The iTouch/iPhone is a complete piece of shit when it comes to gaming, the iTouch in particular (<2 hour battery life in gaming, overheating issues, software stability issues... I speak from experience as an iTouch 4th Gen owner). The only thing it has going for it is cheap games, but most of them are cases where you get what you pay for.

We're still not seeing mobile phones specced to the level of the Vita (not even the Optimus G, although that will have a faster CPU... the GPU, on the other hand...), the problem is that the market has become too used to disposable gaming for the handheld segment and Sony isn't seemingly willing to do what Nintendo does to push their handhelds - namely, rape the ever-loving hell out of their IP portfolio in the hopes of appealing to nostalgia.

That being said, it seems as though mobile gaming has been effectively taken over by the casual crowd. Shame, really, but this is the ADHD Generation we're talking about.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
11. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 25, 2012, 20:27 killer_roach
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Aug 25, 2012, 20:12:
I'd be freakin' pissed if I worked on something for 5 years using my own hard-earned money and all that time, only for someone else (a much bigger company) to come along and blatantly rip off my design and start selling it in just a few months! I'm glad Samsung lost. This kind of copying stalls technology because it does not encourage innovation. Apple and Samsung aside, this shouldn't happen to anyone! I hope the injunction goes through! No one should be able to sell a flippin' copy of my idea!! Think about if it was your idea! You'd be pissed too.

You might want to read the patents involved. This isn't about cloning, reverse engineering, or whatnot. Apple basically claims they own the right to make a rectangular-shaped tablet with a menu that features a rectangular grid of square icons, and they got a judge and jury to go along with it.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
9. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 25, 2012, 20:02 killer_roach
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Aug 25, 2012, 18:37:
Wow a billion in damages and likely injunction(s) to prevent sales for many popular phones.. in the USA we call that stimulating the economy! Congrats to the lady-judge on securing some of that Asian scratch!

Talk is Judge Koh will issue an injunction effectively banning all Samsung smartphones and tablets in the United States.

All of a sudden my girlfriend's Galaxy Note 10.1 is becoming a collector's item...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 25, 2012, 17:53 killer_roach
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 25, 2012, 17:13:
Anyone paying close enough attention to know if Apple's patent suit is anywhere close to having merit? Or is it just normal stupid patent law that would have been thrown out before the trial started if common sense prevailed?

From what I know of patent law, most (if not all) of the patents at the core of the lawsuit should have been invalidated on the basis of prior art (then again, Judge Koh did all she could to bar evidence of this from the trial), obviousness, or triviality.

However, there's a reason why Apple filed the case where they did - Lucy Koh has a long-standing track record of delivering pro-Apple verdicts in lawsuits. I just hope Samsung, on appeal, requests the case be heard before Richard Posner in Chicago, who is likely to throw the case out and invalidate the patents in question.

As it currently stands, so long as the patents are upheld as valid, pretty much no company can make a smartphone or tablet without getting explicit permission from Apple. Scary stuff.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Resolution Hack
18. Re: Dark Souls Resolution Hack Aug 24, 2012, 16:12 killer_roach
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 24, 2012, 16:01:
Am I the only one that wishes they had worked more on polishing the PC port rather then shoehorning some content in? I mean, if I am making the decisions, it would seem to me that you would be doing the game, the franchise, and your company a favor both in sales and in terms of long term reputation to manage your limited resources in a way that puts everything in the best possible light. Personally, I think that would have been to simply port the original game correctly rather then trying to add some limited additional content. People aren't buying this on PC because they expect a different game, they are expecting the same game except on a more capable platform. What good is it to release a half-assed port that doesn't take advantage of the platform? Now you have succeeded in nothing positive. Poor design choice, limited resources or not, imo.

It's not exactly easy to polish a PC port when a studio has no experience doing anything for PC.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 23, 2012, 20:27 killer_roach
 
mag wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 16:41:
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 04:44:
A blueray disk doesnt hold enough data to be able to push an hour n half movie at 4k, not even close. Rumor fail.

A 25GB Blu-Ray can hold 3-4 hours of MPEG4 1080p (~2.1 megapixels) content. The Blu-Ray spec allows for 100GB discs. "4K" covers a whole bunch of resolutions which fall between 7 and 12 megapixels. 3840x2160 (double the vertical and horizontal resolution of 1080p) seems most likely, so ~8.3 megapixels.

100GB seems like it'd be plenty for a movie at 4K. I don't think current Blu-Ray uses state-of-the-art encoding, either.

If they move to h.265 encoding for 4K Blu-Ray, it's possible they could get sufficient quality at that resolution out of a 45-50Mbit stream, which would mean quite a few movies could be available in 4K on currently-existing dual-layer 50GB discs, much less discs with more layers than that.
 
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News Comments > Black Isle Studios Name Revived
36. Re: Black Isle Studios Name Revived Aug 23, 2012, 00:04 killer_roach
 
Acleacius wrote on Aug 22, 2012, 23:42:
Sadly, sort of doubt they are in debt atm after the big pay off for Fallout full rights. They are probably going to try hire a big name or two, then try to kickstart.

If I heard correctly, the payoff was in the low seven figures. That would last a few weeks of AAA game development.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 23, 2012, 00:03 killer_roach
 
theglaze wrote on Aug 22, 2012, 22:14:
4K res? Sure, at <25fps

"Supporting" a resolution and "having playable games" at that resolution are two different things.

Then again, could you imagine a remade version of Rayman Origins at 4K?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: T-Mobile’s service to be limited no longer Aug 22, 2012, 21:24 killer_roach
 
I have T-Mobile, but I recently moved to southern Indiana, where even hitting the 2GB data threshold is nigh on impossible.

Not sure what I'll do when it comes time to upgrade my phone. Probably switch to Verizon, as much as I'd rather not. At least they have LTE here.
 
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News Comments > Sony Liverpool Closing
23. Re: Sony Liverpool Closing Aug 22, 2012, 16:56 killer_roach
 
nin wrote on Aug 22, 2012, 16:20:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 22, 2012, 16:15:
Destruction Derby, Lemmings, and Shadow of the Beast were so awesome back in the day.

Also, Psygnosis had one of the coolest logos in the biz. As soon as I read the name, that logo popped into my brain even though I hadn't thought about them for 20 years.

http://kotaku.com/5603933/

Amnios looks like a Yes album cover.


A lot of the old Psygnosis box artwork was actually done by Roger Dean, the artist who has done most of Yes' album covers...
 
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News Comments > EA Exploring Sale?
34. Re: EA Exploring Sale? Aug 18, 2012, 04:17 killer_roach
 
Creston wrote on Aug 17, 2012, 12:42:
killer_roach wrote on Aug 17, 2012, 03:14:
The problem, however, lies in that publishers are getting more and more squeezed on margins as game distribution goes digital,

Huh? Isn't that the other way around. They get a far, FAR bigger cut of the pie from digital sales than they do from B&M sales...

Creston

What I'm getting at is that publishers are less needed for digital distribution, just a contract with a distributor. One of the likely easy places for EA to gain increased revenue (at a high profit margin) is to expand the EA Partners program, but why sign with EA when you can just put your game on Steam yourself?
 
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News Comments > EA Exploring Sale?
24. Re: EA Exploring Sale? Aug 17, 2012, 03:14 killer_roach
 
At the share price that EA is looking to get bought out for ($20 a share, just over $6 billion for the company), somebody would have to be thinking that they could get them up to making Activision Blizzard-level profits (assuming a P/E ratio of around 15-20... ATVI currently hangs out around a 34 P/E, but that's more a sign the company is overvalued than anything).

The problem, however, lies in that publishers are getting more and more squeezed on margins as game distribution goes digital, and most of EA's major franchises are getting pretty long in the tooth. Short of figuring out a way to cut their development costs by a quarter without losing revenue, I'm at a loss to figure out a clear path to what would make them worth $20 a share to anyone. (Then again, that's where Beamer's idea of treating them like Zenimax might come into play - get them to take on a couple of promising small studios who are developing new IP and hope to get something to bank on going forward.)
 
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News Comments > EA Exploring Sale?
12. Re: EA Exploring Sale? Aug 16, 2012, 22:58 killer_roach
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 22:39:
killer_roach wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 22:27:
Kosumo wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 21:40:
Anyone from Vegus here? What are the odds on of Notch buying E.A. by 2025?

My guess? EA won't exist in its present form by 2025. Talk is that EA wants to go private, and, if they're bought by a private equity firm, they'll likely be disassembled and the constituent parts would likely then be sold off.

What "constituent parts" do you think there are, and what value do you think they have? Do you think they're going to sell Westwood and Origin separately?

You don't understand what private equity is, do you. What KKR does?

Most private equity firms would realize that the parts of EA are more valuable than the whole. Origin and Westwood no longer exist, but the various other studios (Black Box, Tiburon, Bioware) all have significant value, their IP catalog has value, and their publishing business has value. I think it would be hard for a private equity firm to look at EA and go "yeah, we're going to get our best return on investment by leaving this monolithic entity intact, considering how little they're able to leverage their constituent parts".
 
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News Comments > EA Exploring Sale?
10. Re: EA Exploring Sale? Aug 16, 2012, 22:27 killer_roach
 
Kosumo wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 21:40:
Anyone from Vegus here? What are the odds on of Notch buying E.A. by 2025?

My guess? EA won't exist in its present form by 2025. Talk is that EA wants to go private, and, if they're bought by a private equity firm, they'll likely be disassembled and the constituent parts would likely then be sold off.

Not sure what Notch would want from EA, but if he was interested in his own distribution network, I'm pretty sure he could make a good offer for Origin come 2016 or so.
 
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News Comments > Castle Crashers Steam Plans
7. Re: Castle Crashers Steam Plans Aug 16, 2012, 18:11 killer_roach
 
mch wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 10:32:
Wow, great game even if this is WAY overdue.

Hopefully they don't have the same stability problems they did when it was originally released on Xbox.

The game was quite stable when they released it on PS3, so I'd assume a PC release would more than likely have no major issues.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
11. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 14, 2012, 03:13 killer_roach
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 02:26:
That's what happens when you give your team of artists independent free reign. I mean, it's cool that they created an engine where they had unlimited resources for that stuff (or so they say), and I'm sure those guys liked doing the work, but they didn't plan much of anything out very well.

Inmates running the asylum... inmates running the asylum.
 
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