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Real Name Mike Fisk   
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Nickname killer_roach
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Signed On Oct 31, 2002, 20:40
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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 dont 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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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Jul 22, 2012, 01:46 killer_roach
 
PHJF wrote on Jul 22, 2012, 01:13:
Well I can't put a PS3 game in without it patching. Or firmware requiring an update, for that matter. I take for granted that Steam does this without me even noticing. :|

Yeah. I get some auto-patching with PSN+, but even still it won't install firmware for me, and it only auto-patches games I've played recently. Sony's trying, but they need a swift boot in the ass about how to do it correctly.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Jul 21, 2012, 17:56 killer_roach
 
peteham wrote on Jul 21, 2012, 17:43:
While the re-certification fee seems ludicrous, it's not as if Fish went into this completely blind. All of this stuff would've been in the contract, yet he took the deal for XBLA exclusivity. He was also quite vocal about Fez being a console game, yet suddenly PC and the ease of patching on Steam is preferable after all? Hah.

Yeah. While the cost of a patch is ludicrous, it wasn't like this wasn't well known from other developers in the industry. It's possible he is that naive, but there's more than a little bit of angling for leverage in Fish's approach. You almost wonder if Microsoft just calls his bluff and goes "Fine, release it on Steam, see if we care".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2012, 17:52 killer_roach
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 21, 2012, 13:33:
"72-Year-Old Voiceover Actor Fired From PBS After Being Arrested For Lewd Acts."

What a weird headline and article... Nameless voiceover actor from PBS? Why not Fred Willard from films like Anchorman, Wall-E, and a thousand other comedy movies and tv shows.

There was probably nothing else that he was able to be fired from, but the point is taken on the nameless aspect of it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Day Nine
31. Re: Steam Summer Sale Day Nine Jul 20, 2012, 23:15 killer_roach
 
Dev wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 22:26:
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 20:20:
Actually Chase put a 'flag' on my account because my spending suddenly changed and they had to review my account for theft. And by spending suddenly changed, I mean not a damn thing that I haven't purchased over and over again for 3 1/2 years with exception of Tickets from Fandango.

I have a friend like that. Almost EVERY SINGLE steam purchase that happens they block his credit card after it. He unlocks it, tells them "yes, I do get things from steam" then its ok... until the next steam purchase. He's had to use paypal to get around his bank screwing it up. Apparently they are ok with random paypal purchases but not steam. His bank also blames visa and says there's nothing they can do. I'm pretty sure that fraud sensitivity is up to the individual banks.

I get that with my credit card when I buy stuff from Green Man Gaming.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Day Nine
20. Re: Steam Summer Sale Day Nine Jul 20, 2012, 18:54 killer_roach
 
Got ITSP as a gift for a couple of friends. That price made it a no-brainer.  
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