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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Server Issues Follow-up
4. Re: Elite: Dangerous Server Issues Follow-up Jan 5, 2015, 10:56 Creston
 
Seems strange that they are aware of everything that happened with players while their database was being wonky, but it didn't get implemented properly in the game somehow?

Typically you'd think that if a feature like that doesn't work they'd go "Ehhh, sorry guys, we have no clue what you've been doing this weekend..."

Anyway, ah the joys of always-online gaming.
 
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
36. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 4, 2015, 14:54 Creston
 
panbient wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 07:59:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 01:18:
but I imagine a future society where an abundance of riches and technology provides base needs, and people only work that wish to exceed that. But for many, many people that base level would suffice if it allowed them to pursue non-material dreams.

So... the ultimate welfare state?

No joke, there has been a Dutch politician who actually said this. I think somewhere in the early 90s or so. Paraphrased: "Everyone has the right to a basic income (from the government.) People who want to have more than that basic income can choose to go to work and earn more, and get taxed."

Needless to say, even his own fellow members from their ultra-ultra-socialist party practically choked on that, because with such a system everyone would simply sit at home and collect their wellfare check, and (SURPRISE!) nobody would go to work, so nobody would get taxed, so there wouldn't be any money to pay everyone's wellfare from.

When that particular point was explained to him, the imbecile looked extremely confused, as if he was thinking "But...but... don't people love to go to work just to pay taxes???"

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2015, 14:48 Creston
 
Dang, Stuart Scott? That sucks. My prayers for his friends and family  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 23:47 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 22:20:
With all of the great video games available, and most for less, I can't believe they are trying to push Evolve for 60!!! What a joke. And what moron at the company thought Dying Light (a Dead Island clone) thought it would be a good idea to come out on GTA5 day!?

Well, they'd picked their release date quite a bit before Rockstar announced the 27th for the PC, and it's GTA5 day only for the PC, and Dying Light comes out on bone and PS4 too. I doubt they care much about PC sales anyway.
 
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
29. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 3, 2015, 23:44 Creston
 
Simon Says wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 19:07:
Creston wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 17:57:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 15:49:
Many people seem to vastly overestimate the number of units that Steam is moving.

Just because Steam has become a pretty big deal for most of us, doesn't mean it's a big deal for even close to the majority of gamers. It's this typical window syndrome where people believe their limited view is somehow representative of anything when in reality it isn't at all.

Yet Steam makes ~ 1.5 billion dollars in revenue each year, and is still growing double digits. I'm not sure what number that needs to turn into before people start being impressed?

I'll be impressed when numbers don't mean a thing and everyone has equal access to the same stuff without shitty DLC puke on every gamer's plate. And.... it won't probably ever happen again as long as we run our economy using obsolete currency/trade based economic system.

o_O

O...kay.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 20:18 Creston
 
WarPig wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 19:04:
So how come Dallas at 12-4 has to play a WC game, and Seattle at 12-4 doesn't, even though Dallas beat Seattle during the regular season?

I think if Seattle and Dallas were the only two teams with 12-4 records Dallas would get the bye, but since Green Bay also is 12-4 and Seattle beat Green Bay (Cutter) the next tie-breaker is division record. I could be wrong though, and like I said before, I'm not looking it up 'cause I'm lazy.

Ah, that'd make sense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 20:18 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 18:05:
Doesn't matter how everything else plays out as the Pack is going to win anyway.

Rather the Packers than the fucking Patriots...
 
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News Comments > Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: "No Finish Line"
60. Re: Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: Jan 3, 2015, 20:16 Creston
 
SlimRam wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 20:01:
Well, atleast with an endless supply of cash, i'm thinking that the Space Burrito Surprise Shack is still a possibility.

I'm sure they will gladly implement it for you in exchange for another million dollars.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 17:58 Creston
 
So how come Dallas at 12-4 has to play a WC game, and Seattle at 12-4 doesn't, even though Dallas beat Seattle during the regular season? Confused  
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
19. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 3, 2015, 17:57 Creston
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 15:49:
Many people seem to vastly overestimate the number of units that Steam is moving.

Just because Steam has become a pretty big deal for most of us, doesn't mean it's a big deal for even close to the majority of gamers. It's this typical window syndrome where people believe their limited view is somehow representative of anything when in reality it isn't at all.

Yet Steam makes ~ 1.5 billion dollars in revenue each year, and is still growing double digits. I'm not sure what number that needs to turn into before people start being impressed?
 
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
18. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 3, 2015, 17:54 Creston
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 11:39:
Simon Says wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 11:05:
ONLY 8.5M? I thought Steam was the revolutionary shiznit and everything hearing people talk about it here...
You can keep pretend that Steam isn't a major player but you're going to look like a muppet.

teehee.
 
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
17. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated] Jan 3, 2015, 17:52 Creston
 
No wonder downloads were so shitty fucking slow yesterday. Since I was roughly the only guy at work, I figured I'd download the last 20 or 30 games or so I'd bought and add them to my backup server.

No matter which download server I switched to, I could never get more than ~ 2MB/s. (Checked my company's pipe, and it was basically empty. I was pulling 23MB/s on speed test.)

 
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News Comments > Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: "No Finish Line"
57. Re: Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: Jan 3, 2015, 17:40 Creston
 
Kajetan wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 12:33:
Quboid wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 11:33:
Do you expect whatever modules that they are working on at that time to get finished, and for most of the promised (supposedly funded but at that time undelivered) content to eventually see the light of day?
The modules they work on will see a release. Because the developement of these modules with a certain feature set is already funded.

That's how it should be, yes, but every interview with the guy I read, that seems to not be what he's saying. He seems to be saying that the money NEEDS to keep coming in in order for this game to be made (which goes 100% against what crowdfunding is, eg, you promise to do this for this much money, and you need to deliver what you promised, or something close to it, when you get that money.)

His motto is always "We need more. More, more, more, more, more!"

I have no problem with them GETTING more, but he's said in interviews that the money that keeps coming in is paying his developers essentially from month to month. When in reality, his developers should already be paid up (so to speak) for the next 12-18 months so they can finish what he has been promising up to this point.

I don't see it happening any time soon, but I think if the money well dried up, this project would be in massive, massive trouble, and it wouldn't surprise me one bit to not see much of what was promised actually delivered.

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CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 16:38:
It's been mentioned by CR that if funding should go full stop all of a sudden, they supposedly have an emergency plan that would let them wrap up development with the existing funds and still deliver a game.

Okay, that does answer my question. Whether that's true or not remains to be seen, but at least they appear to have planned for it. From his interviews, he continuously gives off this vibe like he believes the millions of dollars per month worth of donations will never end.

I like that in his original Kickstarter he said that 6 million would allow them to make the game with all bells and whistles they'd ever envisioned, and now he's talking about "hundreds of millions."

But there's no feature creep.

Sculder & Mully

Giggle

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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jan 3, 2015, 13:32 Creston
 
Get ready: The FCC says consumers in the US are going to be legally raped in February.

Tom Wheeler's hybrid model: Protect the corporations; fuck the consumer.
 
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News Comments > Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: "No Finish Line"
28. Re: Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: Jan 3, 2015, 00:32 Creston
 
I found this interview pretty interesting on PC gamer.

I start by asking if the money raised is enough. “It’s never enough!” he laughs. “We scale development according to how much money is coming in. The level of support dictates our level of ambition. This is a huge open-world game where you can go from planet to planet, so we could spend hundreds of millions of dollars on it quite easily.”

How that doesn't worry the fuck out of people, I have no idea. This is a crowdfunded game. The money he has raised so far should be enough to make (most of) the game he has promised, because otherwise he has blatantly been lying about what you're funding.

And yet at every chance, he keeps almost bragging that they don't have enough money, that it's never enough, etc etc etc. So what happens if, somehow, all the money stops coming in tomorrow? That everyone in the world unanimously decides "You know what? I've spent enough on a non-existant game. Deliver something before I spend more." Would they even deliver a finished product? Or would they pull a Double Fine and close up shop two months down the road with a "Sorry, the money well has gone dry, so we're stopping?"

The fact that he apparently flies up and down to all his different dev studios (who are scattered all over) to "meet face to face" with his studio heads every month, presumably paid for from all the money donated that's supposed to go into the game, would piss me off to no end had I donated any substantial amount of money.

If it ever gets finished and is good, I'll gladly buy a copy, but by now I think people are just throwing money at it in gaming's most massive Sunk Cost Fallacy ever witnessed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 2, 2015, 12:05 Creston
 
A ten percent coupon. It would be laughable if it wasn't so fucking sad.  
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News Comments > Not Even One "M" in Square Enix MMOGs
4. Re: Not Even One Jan 2, 2015, 12:04 Creston
 
So OBVIOUSLY they should be looking at Yet Another Online Game for their next FF entry. Rolleyes

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 1, 2015, 21:13 Creston
 
Maybe you’re not the Ranger who can do 100 pushups, 100 sit-ups and run the 2-mile inside of 10 minutes

Why would a data-jockey be required to have such an extreme level of fitness? That makes literally no sense, so it would not surprising if that is the Army's current take on it, apparently.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Server "Strike" Plans
19. Re: Battlefield 4 Server Jan 1, 2015, 17:21 Creston
 
This won't achieve shit as Dice/EA don't give a flying fuck about server admins. On the flipside, I do agree with them that if they don't do anything at all, it's pretty much a guarantee that nothing will change. So kudos for trying.

Here's how you make Dice and EA take notice: DON'T BUY THE NEXT FUCKING BATTLEFIELD GAME. Or at least wait until they've patched it 42 times and it's marginally playable.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 31, 2014, 16:28 Creston
 
You know, that same cable modem that lets them use your equipment to provide paid wifi to their customers. For that privilege of them abusing your shit, you now pay 120 dollars a fucking year.  
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