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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
3. Re: Saturday Consolidation Mar 29, 2015, 17:27 Orogogus
 
It had splitscreen coop on 360, too. They're just saying there haven't been many splitscreen games on the PS4 and XB1.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 27, 2015, 16:13 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 14:11:
Leaked Contract: Amazon Makes Warehouse Workers Sign 18-Month Non-Compete Agreements.

That's fucking evil. These aren't employees with sensitive knowledge of Amazon's inner workings. They're just grunts. I'm sure something like this would never stand up in court, but of course someone making $12 an hour would never take them to court. It's just intimidation, pure and simple.

I'm reasonably certain that the courts in California deemed non-compete agreements to be non-enforceable on the grounds that it harms a person's ability to make a living. So probably each state has to decide for itself.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
12. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 27, 2015, 14:22 Orogogus
 
NetHead wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 13:50:
I don't care for "booth babes" I think it's childish and stupid, I normally avoid tech magazines that have models prominently on the cover, though I also don't run around telling anyone to stop doing it.

I feel like it's gotten the point where there's no discussion to be had any more and we're just beelining for our soapboxes, but oh well.

If we say RSA Conference is analogous to a tech magazine, aren't they trying to not be that kind of magazine with a model on the cover, so that serious people will take them seriously? There are articles commenting that if anything, babe-focused booths tend to be a waste of time and attendees want to have exhibitors that can talk the talk. Shouldn't it be in RSA's interest to steer their show towards the kind of show that people want?

No one's picketing them, there's no boycott. It looks like they decided they didn't want to be that kind of show, which you've already said you find distasteful in a magazine. What's different here?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
10. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 27, 2015, 11:00 Orogogus
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 10:53:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 09:15:
Redmask wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 07:16:
Let's just ban all sexuality in our culture, people can walk around as asexual Nintendo amiibos and we'll all live in happyland where everyone is treated equally.
3 out of 10 on this Troll attempt.

He does have a point though. Where do we draw the line? Has anyone asked the booth babes' opinion on this? I seriously doubt it. Booth babes are people too, people who need to feed and clothe themselves and their families. If a pretty lady can make money showing off her curves why should I or anyone else stop her??

I don't think it's much different from the standards Blue has on ads here -- no giant popups, sounds, etc. If his ad company started letting in straight up porn ads, do you think he has some kind of moral responsibility to let the porn models earn their keep?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 27, 2015, 00:35 Orogogus
 
PropheT wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 22:29:
Well... the first article just sort of mentions it and why it works and doesn't say anything bad about it other than it's a sort of annoying way to sell products on a conference floor.

The second says the same thing, but also says that "4 or 5 booths" had them last year. That's out of this rather long list of exhibitors.

The third just says that every now and then you get a creepy guy, otherwise it's a decent gig if you can get it. It doesn't say anything bad about it.

The last one he's actually talking about marketing folks who are just there to push the product and can't discuss anything of substance with the people they're trying to sell to... so it's a waste of his time.

Given all of that, I'd say it's hard to argue that it's a problem rather than they're doing it either as a PR move or because their clientele are sick of marketing schticks in an industry that can't do shit without someone who can talk shop.

Well, in the context of jdreyer's post, I read his question as, "Are there really a lot of booth babes at the RSA Conference?", like, "Are ants a problem in this apartment?" And apparently, yes, there are a lot of them. Whether it's a bad thing or not is something people can answer for themselves, but as you said the gist of most of those links seems to be that attendees would rather have a useful show than a glitzy spectacle. Presumably the ban works to that effect.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 26, 2015, 02:00 Orogogus
 
They also weren't smartphones, and no one wants a regular old cell phone nowadays.  
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News Comments > Broken Age Act 2 Next Month
15. Re: Broken Age Act 2 Next Month Mar 25, 2015, 17:42 Orogogus
 
Paketep wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 17:30:
Orogogus wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 15:09:
They abandoned one project, right, Spacebase DF-9? Broken Age seems to have come through. What else are we supposed to be losing our shit in a mouthfrothing Internet rage over?

Make that two. Iron Brigade is completely broken, and it's been almost two years since they promised they'd remove GFWL.

Did they promise that? GfWL or not, Microsoft is still the publisher, and MS isn't going to let the developer remove GfWL even if the game is completely borked. I've seen people raging their heads off about IB, but the fact is MS owns the property and they steadfastly refuse to admit there's anything wrong with GfWL, even in the face of companies stripping it out left and right.
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Act 2 Next Month
9. Re: Broken Age Act 2 Next Month Mar 25, 2015, 15:09 Orogogus
 
They abandoned one project, right, Spacebase DF-9? Broken Age seems to have come through. What else are we supposed to be losing our shit in a mouthfrothing Internet rage over?  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Mar 25, 2015, 06:24 Orogogus
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 04:33:
Kobalt wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 03:12:
The idea that all games that never get a pc port is because they aren't confident in the quality is a bit delusional.
I think you mean factual. If a game can stand on it's own merits, then it will have no problem recouping the porting costs, plus turning a profit. If not, then they know that the target audience will see the product as inferior and in turn not buy it.
No, delusional. Sony is clearly trying to sell people on the PS4. A lot of people don't buy the Xbox 360 and Xbox One because most of their exclusives are on the PC; Sony has spent a long time not doing the same thing to their own exclusives, and gamers generally go along with it and buy the PS4. Nintendo could easily sell a ton of games on mobile platforms, but are content to stay on their own platforms.

There's also the fact that PC game sales are close to nil in their home territory unless they're porn games or close to it. So making a port in the first place is something they're doing to satisfy foreign demand, not something they would have done on their own.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
7. Re: Into the Black Mar 24, 2015, 23:05 Orogogus
 
That article says he already did the score for the next Star Wars, just not the spinoff.  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
5. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 23, 2015, 20:35 Orogogus
 
That "spike" is less than the pledges for last Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, though. The difference is small enough (call it $6K) that it wouldn't have shifted the trending point.

I think I mentioned the trend and projections, but again: the trend has it meeting the goal with not a whole lot to spare, and it's within the projected cone, albeit on the high side. At the current rate, if it misses its goal it's not going to be some crash and burn story. It's certainly close, but it seems a little sensationalist to report that it's no longer on track to be funded. Like, usually you'd wait until it fell out of the error bars and not just 0.04% under the projected endpoint.

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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 23, 2015, 19:33 Orogogus
 
What does "no longer on track to be funded" mean? I clicked on the link and it says it's trending towards 102% of its goal. I don't see a gigantic spike today to suggest that this was something that changed after the post, either. It's in the high side of their projection cone, but it's not completely out of the ballpark yet.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 23, 2015, 14:40 Orogogus
 
I'm just saying, the next time you're throwing a hissy fit about how everyone on this board is against you and dismisses your posts out of hand blah blah libtards blah blah blah, you should remember that sometimes what you post is trolling garbage. Or you can just keep doing that first thing, whatever.

Fictional monsters. Yeesh.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 23, 2015, 13:37 Orogogus
 
Axis wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 13:07:
Beamer wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 10:39:
Axis wrote on Mar 20, 2015, 19:23:
Microsoft has no choice in the matter. Having said that, I wouldn't be putting Windows10 on anything legal, beta, or otherwise unless I see their 100,000x faster DirectX or whatever ridiculous claim they have been making...

Microsoft never made that claim. If I say Eli Manning is a better quarterback than Tom Brady, are the Giants making that claim?

Giants can't make claims, they are fictional monsters. If I used fictional monsters in my reply, would anyone take my response seriously? Sarcasticclap

No one takes your responses seriously already, and it's exactly because of crap like this. In your head, how did that seem like a reasonable argument to post?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Mar 20, 2015, 13:45 Orogogus
 
That was Gabriel Knight 3. Which ones were mind-bending in Grim Fandango? I thought it was one of the more straightforward ones.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Mar 19, 2015, 01:21 Orogogus
 
I think it's only you.

Do you seriously think FASA invented the idea of a virtual world? Do you think they came up with the trolls, elves and dragons, too? I'm pretty sure William Gibson was responsible for the idea of a shared virtual dataspace. He even called it the Matrix in Neuromancer. By the time Shadowrun came around, 5 years later, it was a future cliche. If you think the Wachowskis copied the idea from a third tier RPG and not one of the most famous SF stories of all time, the novel that launched the cyberpunk genre, I don't even know what to say.

I also think it's kind of nuts the way you go at Blade Runner because of the name. Just make up a different name, problem solved.
 
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News Comments > Full Control Lays Off Staff; Lays Off Game Development
9. Re: Full Control Lays Off Staff; Lays Off Game Development Mar 19, 2015, 00:27 Orogogus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 23:40:
Orogogus wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 23:33:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 23:29:
They probably owed some pretty hefty royalties to Games Workshop for using their license too.

Given the games that have been getting the 40K license, I find this hard to believe.

It's very likely that it's not an upfront license cost, but an revenue based percentage and that could fuck small developers over very nicely post release.

A revenue based percentage would work better for small developers than the large up front cost. And if it was a really bad deal for small devs then you wouldn't expect to see so freaking many of them signing up to make games from the bottom of the barrel (MOBA, lane defense, battle chess, twin stick shooter, 2D side scroller, etc.). If anything, you'd think the evidence would be suggesting that GW is demanding something exorbitant from big developers.
 
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News Comments > Full Control Lays Off Staff; Lays Off Game Development
6. Re: Full Control Lays Off Staff; Lays Off Game Development Mar 18, 2015, 23:33 Orogogus
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 23:29:
They probably owed some pretty hefty royalties to Games Workshop for using their license too.

Given the games that have been getting the 40K license, I find this hard to believe.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Mar 18, 2015, 23:31 Orogogus
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 18, 2015, 20:15:
Wow, classic old school miniature effects... even today when people do non-cgi effects, like Christopher Nolan, they tend to use full scale versions for the most part. I wonder if that level of miniature creation is a lost art at this point.

I'd think 3D printing would make it easier than ever. Maybe also the improvements in LED technology.
 
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