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News Comments > More on Windows 10 and Xbox
29. Re: More on Windows 10 and Xbox Jan 22, 2015, 11:42 Creston
 
panbient wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 07:59:
I know my internet was out for 'a few days' last week. Or did I accidentally fall into a coma for a few years instead? What happened to Windows 9?

Did they forget what comes after 8 or did I miss something? Why stick with numbers if you're not going to be sequential? Did 7 really eat 9?

Unconfirmed rumors went around that they were worried about poorly programmed software confusing Windows 9 for either 95 or 98. Y2K all over again! PLANES WILL FALL FROM THE SKY! NUCLEAR PLANTS WILL GO INTO MELTDOWN!

Yeah, it's probably just a stupid marketing thing. I was actually quite surprised they didn't call it Windows One, because it sure seemed likely.
 
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News Comments > Roberts: Star Citizen Will "Probably" Pass $100M; Release Schedule Expanded
27. Re: Roberts: Star Citizen Will Jan 22, 2015, 11:39 Creston
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 11:21:
Creston wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 11:17:
Has any "space game" ever done multiplayer crews before? (I'm not sure if EVE has them). It's always seemed cool in theory, but when you start thinking about what people would actually be doing, it kind of falls apart quickly, I'd think.

It'll be interesting to see how that shakes out, gameplay-wise.
Not MP as in 2 person flies the same ship but groups of players in a group with different ships jumping from system to system or fighting in a coordinated attack has been done before.

True, but that's not the same thing.

It'll be interesting to see how well this works. I think roleplayers will really enjoy it, but for everyone else it'll probably fizzle and stop being interesting in a hurry.
 
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News Comments > Roberts: Star Citizen Will "Probably" Pass $100M; Release Schedule Expanded
26. Re: Roberts: Star Citizen Will Jan 22, 2015, 11:38 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 11:27:
I just want to fly some crazy space destroyer with my buddies manning various stations as if we were playing some weird Star Trek/Star Wars hybrid

Yeah, exactly. It SOUNDS really cool, but what are those buddies manning various stations actually doing?

Lost in the all the cool TNG episodes was the fact that if Data wasn't an Android, he'd have been bored out of his mind sitting at that Ops station.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2015, 11:36 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 09:20:
The DeflateGate joke I'm fond of is the one that goes this is the first time we've had a sports controversy about deflated balls that didn't involve performance enhancing drugs.

Hahahaha.
 
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News Comments > Cross-Platform Windows 10 Fable Legends Announced
22. Re: Cross-Platform Windows 10 Fable Legends Announced Jan 22, 2015, 11:34 Creston
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 00:18:
Creston wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 23:22:
PC gamers rejoice! Today the announcement you’ve been waiting for has been made; Fable Legends will be available to play on both Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One.

Who, exactly, was waiting on that? Also, if that's what we have to rejoice about with regards to Windows 10, then... yay.


Well, I wasn't exactly waiting, but Fable is one of the reasons I own an XBone.

*meanwhile, at Redmond*

"We found one! WE FOUND ONE!!!!!!"
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 22, 2015, 11:28 Creston
 
It's not magical, but I do admit it does AR pretty damn well. I wished that MS hippy yesterday stopped using the fucking word "holograms", though, as that is simply not what they are.

In the end, it'll just be a very expensive toy, as that whole idea of using it for productivity was just laughable. It took the lady who was demonstrating it quite a bit of effort to just click on a single tile. Yeah, people are going to sit around with that stupid thing on their face to take ten seconds to click somewhere, as opposed to just sitting behind a desk and clicking something in 0.01 seconds with a mouse, MS. Rolleyes

But, again, it was impressive technology.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
11. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 22, 2015, 11:26 Creston
 
Bard wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 11:07:
I remember when I bought a video game, I installed it, it worked, didn't require an internet connection for solo play (or even during a LAN) and I could play it regardless of whether the publishing company went tits up.

These days I spend my money on tabletop gaming instead because I am sick and tired of the DRM and money grubbing.


Yeah, it's pretty hard to argue with that.

I've got a huge backlog of games specifically for when that day comes that the game industry goes full-on MS level of retard, and I simply stop buying new games except for maybe one or two Elder Scrolls / GTA style games per year or so.

I have enough games by now to last me several years, and that's not counting replays.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
10. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 22, 2015, 11:23 Creston
 
"I don't like people thinking we're doing underhanded, dirty shit."

Well, then... you know... maybe don't do shit that appears dirty and underhanded? Not saying it actually IS dirty or underhanded, but bleating about the mass of DLC you've got lined up before your game is even on the shelves tends to do that. Especially when I keep seeing people saying that your game costs 60 bucks and feels more like 20 bucks worth of content to them.

 
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News Comments > Roberts: Star Citizen Will "Probably" Pass $100M; Release Schedule Expanded
22. Re: Roberts: Star Citizen Will Jan 22, 2015, 11:19 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 09:22:
How much will each episode set me back, and how long will it take for all the episodes to be released (how many will there be) and at what cost?

I know they had a stretch goal for it being 50 missions long, and I think they may have had a stretch goal to make it 65 missions, but I'm not sure on the latter.

I think the first episode is ten missions? So expect this to be at least five episodes long, probably taking, what... 6 months or so between them?
 
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News Comments > Roberts: Star Citizen Will "Probably" Pass $100M; Release Schedule Expanded
20. Re: Roberts: Star Citizen Will Jan 22, 2015, 11:17 Creston
 
Has any "space game" ever done multiplayer crews before? (I'm not sure if EVE has them). It's always seemed cool in theory, but when you start thinking about what people would actually be doing, it kind of falls apart quickly, I'd think.

It'll be interesting to see how that shakes out, gameplay-wise.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2015, 23:30 Creston
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 17:54:
I wasn't thrilled with it. I don't think standing in one spot is great for you either

It isn't. People who think that a standing desk somehow magically cures all woes associated with sitting behind a conventional desk are deluding themselves.

Sure, you don't get something like blood clots. Instead you get spine issues and sore knees/calves/feet. Win?

The best advise is to simply get up every now and then, stretch a little, go for a quick jaunt around the office / floor, etc.

Obviously exercising helps, as being in shape simply allows your body to absorb greater amounts of punishment, but all that really does is just mask the symptoms. It doesn't do anything for the root cause, which is sitting in place, usually in the exact same semi-hunched-over position, for hours on end.


 
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News Comments > More on Windows 10 and Xbox
11. Re: More on Windows 10 and Xbox Jan 21, 2015, 23:25 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 21:16:
This is dumb pandering to tablet owners, all 10 of them who have Microsoft tablets.

Hey, man! It's the official tablet of the NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE!!!

*five dipshits in bad suits fake-laugh uproariously*
 
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News Comments > More on Windows 10 and Xbox
10. Re: More on Windows 10 and Xbox Jan 21, 2015, 23:24 Creston
 
BESTEST OS FOR TEH GAMES EVER!!!11!

Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Cross-Platform Windows 10 Fable Legends Announced
9. Re: Cross-Platform Windows 10 Fable Legends Announced Jan 21, 2015, 23:22 Creston
 
PC gamers rejoice! Today the announcement you’ve been waiting for has been made; Fable Legends will be available to play on both Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One.

Who, exactly, was waiting on that? Also, if that's what we have to rejoice about with regards to Windows 10, then... yay.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisitions Patch to Fix Awkward Silences
27. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisitions Patch to Fix Awkward Silences Jan 21, 2015, 15:47 Creston
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 19:03:
Julio wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 17:43:
Creston wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 12:08:
Maybe this time they'll actually bother to install it on a PC to see if it actually works?

There's no need, anything slapped in a box with DA on it sells. It worked for the second installment.

Call of Duty: Dragon Age

I can see it happening...

They already did that one. It was called DA 2. In fact, they specifically said they were trying to reach the Call of Duty crowd with DA2...

Fucking Mike Laidlaw.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline Beta Incentive
14. Re: Battlefield Hardline Beta Incentive Jan 21, 2015, 15:42 Creston
 
Jackplug wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 10:21:
If noone does it, they will still give it out cos they will fear that noone wants to buy it.

Yep. I mean, how retarded would you be as a dev to make a game mode, and then go "Well, you guys didn't play enough of a different game, so you don't get to play this game mode in Hardline!"

I bet that's a level of insanity even beyond EA.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 21, 2015, 15:40 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 14:23:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 14:05:
Verno wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 12:46:
So Microsoft just announced that Windows 10 is a free upgrade for the first year, going back all the way to Windows 7. I'm betting this is for consumers only and not VLK.

As I understand it, free for the first year, then an annual fee after that. MS is being kind of vague about the whole thing, but you can be sure they're trying to figure out how to squeeze blood from the udders. Sounds like they're moving to software as a service as a way of avoiding people that skip the crappy MS releases and only buy an OS every other release (or every third release).

Shit good point, I didn't even consider that. Fuck, no way I'm paying an annual fee for Windows.

It's not going to an annual fee afterwards. Not even Microsoft is that fucking stupid.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Dropping Subscriptions in March
29. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Dropping Subscriptions in March Jan 21, 2015, 15:37 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 15:19:
verybad1 wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 14:00:
Good, now they can focus on Skyrim 2 (or whatever they want to call it)

The Elder Scrolls: Black Marsh.

You can be any race you like as long as it's Argonian.

Ellsweyr or death! Shakefist
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Dropping Subscriptions in March
28. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Dropping Subscriptions in March Jan 21, 2015, 15:36 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 15:11:
Creston wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 14:54:
Yeah, nobody saw that coming. And it's still not released on consoles.

That was announced earlier this morning.


Ah. In other words: THANKS FOR PAYING US A SUBSCRIPTION, PC FUCKERS! CONSOLE PLAYERS GET F2B!
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
18. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 15:34 Creston
 
Desalus wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 15:15:
I am glad to see that they will be offering Windows 10 for free. I really hope you can download a full copy instead of an upgrade to make fresh installs easier.

Knowing MS, that will be a big fat no...

(Which sucks, since my Win 7 copies are also upgrades... ARGH.)
 
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