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Signed On Oct 31, 2002, 20:40
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News Comments > THQ Results: InSane Cancelled
41. Re: THQ Results: InSane Cancelled Aug 7, 2012, 18:36 killer_roach
 
Fantaz wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 05:35:
Probably Company of Heroes 2 should keep them alive for a while, unless they fail with that one.

I think it's more likely that CoH2 will be the final nail in their coffin, sadly.
 
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News Comments > THQ Results: InSane Cancelled
30. Re: THQ Results: InSane Cancelled Aug 7, 2012, 04:58 killer_roach
 
Prez wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 04:38:
I'm still pulling for THQ - fantastic company which has produced some fantastic games. I'd much prefer to see incompetent idiot George Broussard go away. STFU George, and keep your irrelevant, valueless opinions to yourself.

Too bad THQ has seemed hellbent on running themselves into the ground the last few years.
 
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News Comments > THQ Results: InSane Cancelled
15. Re: THQ Results: InSane Cancelled Aug 6, 2012, 22:10 killer_roach
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 21:08:
EDIT: Also Blue, I've read in multiple other places that THQ pulled in a $15.4M profit this quarter, not lessened losses. They're actually making money and did so this quarter with no new releases. Catalogue sales only.

That is true - that being said, they've had a few consecutive quarters prior where they had losses greater than the entire market capitalization of the company. (Also wondering how much of that profit was from closing some operations.)
 
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News Comments > Blood Revival Proposed
30. Re: Blood Revival Proposed Aug 5, 2012, 05:11 killer_roach
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 01:57:
Ray Marden wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 00:56:
Descent,
Volition already said that if they got the IP, they would make a new Descent and Freespace in a heartbeat. Well actually I think they said: "They would commit murder, to do it." The drive is there, and so is the fan base.

Yeah, the IP is simply in hell, with hell being spelled I-n-t-e-r-p-l-a-y.

One can only hope that mess finally assumes room temperature so Volition can get their property back for pennies on the dollar.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally
20. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 4, 2012, 23:06 killer_roach
 
Just got it - although a few tracks are having rendering issues on my laptop (that's my fault - Dell has no interest in releasing Win8 drivers for my laptop GPU), it does what it says on the tin.

(Also got it for $6.99 for some reason, not sure... but when I went to the product page it said that it was 30% off for me. Anybody who owns Alan Wake possibly gets a bonus percentage off, maybe?)
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - PPC Skyrim Dawnguard
28. Re: Ships Ahoy - PPC Skyrim Dawnguard Aug 3, 2012, 23:44 killer_roach
 
netnerd85 wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 22:07:
Dades wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 00:31:
$20? No thanks.
And for Australians it's $25, they can turn it side ways and jam it right up there for that price. Hope it tears a bit on the way up, I really do.

I realize exchange rates are comparable, but purchasing power of the Australian dollar is still quite low relative to USD. A 25% premium, all things considered, is a net positive for Australians in terms of ability to purchase the content.

(Just playing Devil's Advocate - I'm a firm advocate in the Law of One Price, but don't make it sound like Australians are being unfairly inconvenienced by the difference.)
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - PPC Skyrim Dawnguard
21. Re: Ships Ahoy - PPC Skyrim Dawnguard Aug 3, 2012, 05:15 killer_roach
 
Viper114 wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 22:04:
Shame about the PS3 version though. As much as I like my PS3 and the games on it, I'm glad I did not get Skyrim for it, or I'd be majorly disappointed with...well, everything.

Gamebryo runs like ass on the PS3. That and Bethesda's coders appear absolutely incompetent in making games for that console. Either way, it seems like the PS3 versions of those games all have their own unique breed of problems.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 3, 2012, 05:11 killer_roach
 
Alamar wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 00:21:
With the same hardware, Windows 7/OpenGL/L4D2 clocks in at 303.4 fps — compared to Windows 7/DirectX/L4D2 at 270.6 fps. In short: OpenGL is faster than DirectX.

So... If I find a game that runs faster on DirectX than OpenGL... Can I write an article saying that 'OpenGL is slower than DirectX'?

-Alamar

So... pretty much any non-Valve, non-id game that has both renderers?
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Triad Revival Announced
43. Re: Rise of the Triad Revival Announced Aug 3, 2012, 05:08 killer_roach
 
Carcifier wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 19:40:
And don't worry about Shadow Warrior. You can bet your ass you're going to see that sucker again. That's their ace in the hole. They're going to make sure they have the right developer for that one. Maybe when Romero decides to get back in to the PC FPS market.

All somebody has to do is convince Romero that PC gaming is the next big thing again. He's the ADHD-addled child of the gaming community, always chasing after the latest shiny object.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
12. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 29, 2012, 20:08 killer_roach
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 19:45:
killer_roach wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 01:53:
DukeFNukem wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 21:30:
Oops, looks like I hit the nerve of an ObamaCare supporter. Sorry bout that!

I'm a libertarian, actually... just somebody who's in command of the facts.

Roach, please. Libertarians are no more in command of the "facts" than anyone else. You guys skew and spin to fit your agenda same as everyone else. If anything I'd say MOST libertarians are pretty far out of touch from reality.

My command of the facts is my own, not my ideology. You'd be surprised how many times I have to go "I'm not associated with those nutjobs" when politics are involved. Everybody has their lunatics - although I'd posit the libertarian crazies tend to be a bit more... colorful. They've got a lot of experience in letting their freak flag fly.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
9. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 29, 2012, 10:44 killer_roach
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 09:48:

I don't dispute the fact that governments have been doing this as you have so stated. It's just that it gives me a more creepy feeling that it's being done given who's in the current administration. Especially after the failed attempts at implementing SOPA and PIPA.

I also think it's a pretty huge stretch to come to the conclusion that anyone who is a little leery of government intentions is wearing a tinfoil hat. But you seemed to miss that one for whatever reason.

Then you may want to reread what you originally posted. If that doesn't come off as conspiratorial to you... you might need to go through some political detox for a bit.
 
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News Comments > Sanctum OS X Plans
9. Re: Sanctum OS X Plans Jul 29, 2012, 09:19 killer_roach
 
OldTimber wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 05:36:
I thought this used a Unreal engine since it pretty much behaved like one when I picked it up last year during the steam sale. Pretty much was hitting every tower defense game last summer to kill the time and while this was ok, it just wasn't interesting enough for me to reinstall during my winter rebuild.

It is running UE3.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
7. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 29, 2012, 01:53 killer_roach
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 21:30:
Oops, looks like I hit the nerve of an ObamaCare supporter. Sorry bout that!

I'm a libertarian, actually... just somebody who's in command of the facts.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 28, 2012, 21:28 killer_roach
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 21:21:
So the government is now recruiting hackers. The Obama administration never ceases to amaze. They never have been one to let petty things such as laws or the U.S. Constitution stand in the way of their goals. So, I can't say Im surprised by this move. I guess hiring criminals is a good way to beat them. If you can't beat them, hire them.

The government's been hiring hackers since at least the Reagan administration, if not before that.

The tinfoil hat you're wearing looks like it might be cutting off blood flow to your brain.
 
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News Comments > Sanctum OS X Plans
4. Re: Sanctum OS X Plans Jul 28, 2012, 20:32 killer_roach
 
DrEvil wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 17:01:
The Mac has everything needed to make games, and I would note that the total amount of revenue collected on every Humble Bundle has been greater for the mac than for Linux.

And that's even considering that most of the top donors for the Humble Bundles list their OS as Linux to bolster their geek cred. It's probably a 3:1 ratio or more once you correct for that.

Additionally, while Linux has a "geek" reputation, it also has a bit of a reputation as a hobbyist OS. Sanctum, for an indie game, requires a decent amount of processing power, something that is likely in the minority among Linux users.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 28, 2012, 19:00 killer_roach
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 15:19:
“We need great talent,” he said. “We don’t pay as high as some of the others, but we are fun to be around.”

Wow, great recruitment pitch. Considering how much money the military wastes perhaps they should be funneling more of it into acquiring and retaining skilled people and less on pork-barrel projects that amount to nothing but a cash grab for political cronies. And really, how fun can the NSA be?

If they think you're worth bringing on at any cost, they'll make it happen by making your position classified.

If they think you're just good, you're probably stuck in the standard civil service pay schedule, which, by federal law, is capped at the salary of a member of the US House (a decent sum, but high-level security experts can pull down far greater in the private sector).
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 28, 2012, 07:40 killer_roach
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 04:00:
Looking forward to what the SEC has to say.

As far as I can tell, they filed all the SEC disclosure paperwork for that... it's just coming to light now that people are seeing the stock value tank.

I considered putting money into Zynga stock, seeing as they had some upside potential... but seeing their recent earnings report, I'm glad I didn't. Right now they seem unable to hold their past levels of revenue and profit, which makes their current valuation (even reduced about 80% from its highs) sketchy to say the least.

I bet we'll be seeing similar stories out of Facebook in a few months as well - both companies being ones who, inexplicably, filed their IPO at what could arguably be their peak.

It may just be a function of how compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley affects companies wanting to go public, but, in the wake of most of these social media IPOs in the last year or two, I'm guessing investors might start looking at these more in the way that I have been - that they're not raising cash to grow the company, the principals are simply trying to cash out.
 
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News Comments > INVERSION on Steam
11. Re: INVERSION on Steam Jul 28, 2012, 07:27 killer_roach
 
Prez wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 00:58:
Oh HELL YEAH it did. In fact I'm thinking of putting myself into forced hybernation for the Xmas sale.

I was about the opposite this time around. Guess I was waiting on a handful of sales that never did materialize.
 
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News Comments > Indie Royale July Jubilee Bundle
5. Re: RE: Follow up Jul 24, 2012, 15:36 killer_roach
 
UConnBBall wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 12:24:
No Linux support no buy support

I'm sure you won't be missed.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 24, 2012, 00:54 killer_roach
 
330Mbit FTTN trial? Damn impressive, especially considering I'm stuck with 18Mbit FTTN at present.  
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