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Signed On Feb 22, 2003, 03:15
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2014, 19:07 Orogogus
 
mag wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 16:09:
nin wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 15:25:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 5, 2014, 14:47:
Image: To me, this is all 'Early Access' is.

Towns shut down development. Took 2Million+ and quit. Dick move. I can see DayZ doing this.

Huh, someone there refers to Garry (of Garry's mod) as "kind of an asshole. Really rude to his fans sometimes." Wasn't aware of that, and while I don't follow it or anything, I've never heard anyone bitch about him.

edit: And was Towns the one where he pulled the plug, but then said he might do another KS for a sequel (which in turn pissed a lot of people off, understandably)? I did a search here but can't find it...


Some comments said that this was true, but others said that he just did a complete tear-down of the engine and was rebuilding it to be more capable and hadn't quit.

From what I recall, the original main developer bowed out because his wife was diagnosed with cancer and his life went to pieces. The guy now in charge was originally brought in to get the game to a releasable state, and he felt that at this point a code rewrite/sequel would be the best option (which is what he wanted the KS for).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 15:45 Orogogus
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 15:33:
The logic is sound. Look at the Olympics. Who are the countries that always dominate? The ones with the largest populations coupled with large and expensive programs. Russia, China, America all have programs that start training from childhood.

Olympics = summer games only, eh?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 14:24 Orogogus
 
Brataccas wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 14:22:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 12:54:
I don't think a whole lot of people played that game.

It's too bad the poor controls doomed it to obscurity, it was a unique game considering the time period.


I remember the Lechmere stores in New Hampshire used to have it running all the time on their demo computers.
 
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News Comments > Steam Hits 8M Concurrent Users
11. Re: Steam Hits 8M Concurrent Users Jul 1, 2014, 19:17 Orogogus
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 18:33:
Sempai wrote on Jul 1, 2014, 14:45:
And still the worst customer service in the industry..

You apparently have never dealt with ANYONE ELSE in the "industry" for CS.....

Eh. Valve's CS is notoriously poor. My personal experience is that when I had a problem with my account it took about 3 weeks for them to send a message with some generic and unhelpful troubleshooting tips. It wasn't great. For the longest time their error message when they were having server problems was a message suggesting that it's your connection that's borked, and that you should check your network settings, but they finally fixed that a few months ago.

GOG is supposed to have good CS, very fast and eager to solve people's problems. EA's is actually supposed to be reasonable, with an online chat service that apparently often hands out free games for people's trouble.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2014, 18:54 Orogogus
 
Jivaro wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 18:12:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 12:38:
Creston wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 11:39:
4 ways Cracked's whining is really just a quite blatant shill.


It should be "4 ways the old white guys people in charge of networks are killing themselves by refusing to adapt and overcome."

Seriously.

Edited because Bonnie Hammer single-handedly ruined Sci-Fi.

I was going to say something similar. If the viewing habits of the target audience are changing it is on the content provider to adapt.

It is, but like Beamer says, people who are happy with the current content might not be happy with the end result. Like the PC with all the free to play and MOBA games, which are apparently driving the growth in PC entertainment sales, or multiplayer-only titles. Or video games in general with consoles. Game companies have adapted pretty heavily, but there's a vocal part of the audience that insists that the companies are wrong and what's profitable should be the same now as it was in 1998 or whatever.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2014, 12:42 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Jun 30, 2014, 11:27:
If you say "The Netherlands", nobody knows what the hell you're talking about in the US.

Spoiler: They wouldn't know where Holland is, either. The Netherlands was what we were taught when I went to grade school in the '80s. But we don't see it much in the news so it's natural that people aren't very aware of the geography.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2014, 18:54 Orogogus
 
Quboid wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 18:39:
Creston wrote on Jun 29, 2014, 15:48:
Everybody chant with me now!

Holland! *CLAP CLAP CLAP*
Holland! *CLAP CLAP CLAP*
Holland! *CLAP CLAP CLAP*

Dramatic end. Did Robben flop?

I'm surprised you say Holland, not Netherlands. Are you from Holland (as in, the 2 northern counties) or is it usual for the Dutch, when speaking in England, to call the Netherlands Holland?

My understanding is that the football team, specifically, is often referred to as Holland, and no one gets picky about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands

"Referring to the Netherlands as Holland is technically incorrect[18][19] or informal,[20] depending on the context, but is more acceptable when referring to the national football team.[21]"
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 28, 2014, 12:43 Orogogus
 
Really? Strange, as in unexpected? In the US 30% of adults say they take the Bible literally, and believe in creationism and an earth that's less than 10,000 years old. Religion is a very influential factor. Would sexual orientation be an issue at all if the churches weren't banging that drum to their devotees?  
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News Comments > Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold
47. Re: Minecraft Passes 50M Units Sold Jun 26, 2014, 18:29 Orogogus
 
saluk wrote on Jun 26, 2014, 17:33:
A group of friends can get together, build things together, be creative together, and customize a game experience to their own desires, without leaving the game. This is something that hasn't really been done anywhere close to this level before. The graphics have an appeal, you may think they are ugly, but they are attractive to people. They strike a balance between simplicity, conveyance, expressibility etc. They allow unskilled creators to build decently looking things that still fit their surroundings.

I don't even play Minecraft, but it seems obvious to me that this is the draw. A simple Google search for Minecraft creations turns up links to top 5, top 15, top 93, top 21, top 27, top 50 things built in Minecraft. I opened up the top 25 one and there's a ton of player-built cities, a virtual computer, pixel art, the Battlestar Galactica, etc. If there was a pre-existing video game that had an editor that let people build stuff like this, what was it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2014, 13:50 Orogogus
 
The dictionary and wikipedia entries don't suggest that a cameo has to be a related person, it can be someone who's just well-known enough to be recognizable.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
66. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 24, 2014, 13:41 Orogogus
 
Creston wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 13:34:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 24, 2014, 02:43:
Creston wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 21:43:
Quboid wrote on Jun 23, 2014, 19:23:
but I can't think of another sport that exposes players to this kind of danger so frequently (which certainly is not to say it's the toughest or most dangerous sport).

I give up. Whatever. You're right, every single time a player gets hit in football, it's a massive injury, and these TOUGH-ASS WARRIORS just get up and shrug it off like it's nothing!

You're defending FLOPPING.


Yeah, sorry, American football is a much more violent, dangerous, and injury prone sport than soccer. The contact is built into the sport, unlike soccer. So much so that it has caused an epidemic of brain injuries, in addition to all the other injuries the players suffer. Players report almost never playing a league game pain free. One thing you can say about American football players is that they're tough as nails, and wouldn't be caught dead faking an injury.

We were talking about the other football, jd.
You know, the one where there's FLOPPING. I've yet to see someone flop in American Football.

I think he gets that, and was responding to Quboid's "I can't think of another sport..."
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
9. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 19, 2014, 14:08 Orogogus
 
Darks wrote on Jun 19, 2014, 14:05:
The voting system is all fucked up. No matter what you do it takes you into the screen to buy the fricking game with out you voting for a game. Dumb ass Valve WTF!!. the older way was much better.

It's a group vote. You're voting for that whole set. If you go back and look and it says YOUR VOTE then you're done.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 18, 2014, 13:54 Orogogus
 
harlock wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 13:01:
that tooth thing is pretty damn funny considering dentists have been trying to say remineralisation is fictional/not real/hocus pocus new age shit for years now

Really? I thought dentists and the ADA were all about fluoride because of its role in remineralization.
 
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News Comments > May NPD Reports
4. Re: May NPD Reports Jun 17, 2014, 13:22 Orogogus
 
Dagnamit wrote on Jun 17, 2014, 13:12:
I doubt it. They'll have an even harder time convincing people that it can do more out of the box than a PS4 with the Kinect jettisoned. Now it's an apples to apples comparison, and lesser performance at the same price point will be difficult to ignore. That is, if people care to look into the specs at all.

Really? I think there's been a lot of demand expressed for the cheaper, Kinectless version. No one really believed that it was doing more with the Kinect, and I think the May numbers are low specifically because of the announcement tanking sales of the Kinect version.

As far as price goes, at least it's comparable now. I gather that in Canada it will be cheaper than the PS4 because of Sony jacking up their price and blaming it on currency shenanigans.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
6. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 16, 2014, 12:39 Orogogus
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 09:19:
the d-pad on this device is a fucking travesty. Why on earth is it so hard to get this right!? Nintendo and Sony seem to understand how it's supposed to work.. (admittedly havent tried the xbone d-pad yet, but the 360 original was a trainwreck)

My understanding is that there are a ton of patent issues around d-pads, and Nintendo's design in particular. When you see something particularly goofy, like the 360's pop-up d-pad, it's almost certainly an attempt to do a patent run-around.
 
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News Comments > OpenXcom Version 1.0
13. Re: OpenXcom Version 1.0 Jun 16, 2014, 12:32 Orogogus
 
Mercenar wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 08:30:
But yeah, I know you're gonna tell me we can find those files on the net too (abandonware etc), but just wanted to talk a little =D !

Well, it's on Steam, so it's not abandoned.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous E3 Trailer
18. Re: Elite: Dangerous E3 Trailer Jun 11, 2014, 15:29 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 15:07:
This does look amazing, but to Cutter's point, what are the missions? How are they structured? How do you get bounties, for example? I've only seen the one vid where the dude tried to trade and lost money since he flew to a star system where the price was much cheaper than he paid for it.

In the old games stations would have a mission board where you had a list of missions and chose which ones you wanted to take. Frontier: First Encounter went a little further and also had newspapers describing events that you could go after. There was also actually a storyline, kind of similar to Privateer's.

I think one of the E:D videos showed the player accepting bounties in real-time, while flying around in space.

Yosemite Sam wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 15:21:
That has to be the ugliest ship ever to grace my monitor, WTF were they thinking.

They seem to be keeping the old ships from the series, which were designed for prehistoric computers.
 
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News Comments > Female Lead Cut from Assassin's Creed: Unity
39. Re: Female Lead Cut from Assassin's Creed: Unity Jun 11, 2014, 15:16 Orogogus
 
Victor Grunn wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 15:13:
If we're talking about male versus female Shep, last I saw stats on this most people far and away preferred male Shep.

If I recall correctly, the wide majority of players used the default Shep -- not just gender, but the class and background as well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 10, 2014, 21:10 Orogogus
 
As far as I know, under normal circumstances unionized musicians usually aren't allowed to take on any non-union work. The issue would be that the union hasn't come to an agreement with the various game companies.

If a porno really needed a composer I'd imagine they could work incognito and uncredited.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 10, 2014, 16:50 Orogogus
 
nin wrote on Jun 10, 2014, 15:46:
I've got it on cd somewhere, and I can't remember if it runs on 2K or XP. But it was an updated version only released overseas (I got it in the UK).

Wouldn't scumm (emulator) also run it? I admit I've not tried it...


In point of fact, the 3D games (Grim Fandango and Escape from MI) aren't SCUMM-capable, there's a sister project that handles those:

http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/ResidualVM
 
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