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News Comments > Towns Dev Leaving; Towns 2 Possible
37. Re: Towns Dev Leaving; Towns 2 Possible May 7, 2014, 16:56 Orogogus
 
Jamil20 wrote on May 7, 2014, 16:36:
It's too bad they have no desire to finish this game. It is actually a good concept. I'm just glad I didn't pay any money for it.

"No desire" is kind of harsh. I gather the story is that the original lead's (Xavi?) wife was diagnosed with cancer and he ran out of money. Moebius is interested, but it's never going to make any money for him.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations
30. Re: Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations May 5, 2014, 14:40 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on May 5, 2014, 14:24:
Well yeah, but it isn't about "sabotaging VR." It's about one of their employees contributing significant code, code they pay him to write, that led to the product being acquired for $2 billion.

They aren't trying to prevent VR from hitting shelves, that's ludicrous. What would make you think that? What would they gain? As makers of a very large selling first person title, VR is actually in their best interest.

What they want is a chunk of that $2B Facebook paid. They want that money from Facebook directly. It's not entirely unreasonable and, despite what people are saying here, it's neither personal nor is it against Oculus. They did Oculus a favor with Carmack. That favor resulted in 2 billion dollars. They want Facebook, who has some of the largest pockets in the world, to share that wealth back.

Think of this as Zenimax vs Facebook.

The part that would make him think Zenimax is sabotaging VR is the part quoted in the news excerpt. Canceling VR support for a game as part of a business deal, canceling investment in VR, not letting Carmack working on VR. If true, it doesn't present the image of a company behaving like VR is in their best interest.

Whether Carmack took code with him or whether Oculus is using Zenimax's code is he-said she-said, but I'm not greatly inclined to believe Zenimax over Carmack. Also, the attitude that Zenimax did Oculus a favor is kind of abhorrent, it's like the "corporations are people" thing combined with a DilbertCorp kind of attitude towards its employees.
 
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News Comments > Steam April 2014 HW/SW Survey
13. Re: Steam April 2014 HW/SW Survey May 5, 2014, 14:09 Orogogus
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 5, 2014, 13:51:
Actually you gave Linux too much credit:
It was one version up .22 while others versions were down, net gain...

Total: Linux 1.26% +0.06%
Last Month: 1.20%

If I rec'd a system with win 8 I'd just get the Desktop Fix and keep moving. No reason to go back that said, imo when people get excited about boot speed increases I see those at least for me and I doubt I'm alone, this year I've rebooted my Win 7 system once so far, I expect one or two more times. It's not like the old days where you could reboot a couple times per day. So whatever that speed difference is, is of no consequence.

Well, it would matter for people who move their laptops around.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse May 2, 2014, 20:18 Orogogus
 
Stormsinger wrote on May 1, 2014, 22:10:
Redmask wrote on May 1, 2014, 07:10:
Stormsinger wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 20:20:
Too bad the USPS is not funded by tax dollars. Kind of makes your comment irrelevant.

They receive about a hundred million a year in federal funding, not to mention they have a literal monopoly as a business which is government mandated which in the end costs us all money and services that could be improved. He was wrong but he's not too far off the mark, the USPS sucks and really needs to die off or reinvent itself.
Oh please. Try sending a letter via a private service (and in spite of your claims, there are plenty of them), you'll find it costs a wee bit more than $.50. Then tell me again how awful and obsolete the post office is.

Redmask isn't wrong. Non-USPS delivery is legally required to cost "at least six times the rate then currently charged for a 1-ounce single-piece First-Class Mail letter." By federal law other carriers can't charge lower than 6x the USPS rate because they'll get fined and forced to stop.

http://about.usps.com/publications/pub542/pub542_ch3_001.htm#ep1029138
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The New Order Specs
26. Re: Wolfenstein: The New Order Specs May 2, 2014, 14:47 Orogogus
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 2, 2014, 14:38:
Beelzebud wrote on May 2, 2014, 14:10:
We live in a world where Zenimax/Bethesda owns Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein, Fallout, and are claiming they own the work John Carmack has done while working on VR tech for Facebook.

Obvious News Headline:
Major corporations expand their product portfolio by buying out smaller companies. They also aggressively protect their IP because of/due to the broken US Copyright system.

Film at 11.

I'm pretty sure this wouldn't be a copyright issue, it's technology and therefore patents and trade secrets.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Amazing Spider-Man 2
13. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 1, 2014, 12:27 Orogogus
 
Deathhead wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 16:32:
Play as Peter Parker for the first time ever in The Amazing Spider-Man game series

Maybe I'm confused, but did you not play as Peter Parker (spider-man) in the first game? Or were you just Spider-man in the first game, but in this you play in and out of costume?

Apparently the new game has Peter Parker sections, out of costume.
 
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
92. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 30, 2014, 16:57 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 16:52:
Beamer wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 10:37:
I still don't care what the popular opinion is/was, Halo PC multiplayer was significantly better than whichever Unreal Tournament came out at the same time. Its vehicles are still my favorite in any online shooter.

Wow. Just, wow. I don't even know what to say to that. UT2K4 was a revelation. Halo looked and played like crap in comparison, being more than 3 years old by then and console-y.

He could be talking about UT2K3 rather than 4.
 
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
76. Re: Bungie, traitors to their heritage Apr 29, 2014, 12:23 Orogogus
 
Timmeh wrote on Apr 29, 2014, 12:17:
making a few extra million was probably not worth the time investment and support investment when taken as a whole. The big money is in consoles and that is just the way it is.

unless you want to consider mobile games with cash shops.

Not true. Yesterday's Etc. etc. reported that PC games with cash shops are the current cash cow. Or better yet, MOBAs. Which is great news, since I think it might have been 3 days since we've had a new MOBA announced.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 28, 2014, 14:20 Orogogus
 
Ya. The news forum is predictably kind of dumb and abloo-abloo, you shouldn't be able to trademark common names, but if everyone were allowed to sell their own iPhone or AppleTV or whatever it would be like the Android store in real life. Everything remotely interesting gets swamped under a flood of identically-named clones.  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
2. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Apr 28, 2014, 13:46 Orogogus
 
Ya. There was a long stretch where Football Manager or something was in the top spot or close to it on Steam, and I never knew what to make of it.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
19. Re: Sunday Consolidation Apr 28, 2014, 12:17 Orogogus
 
Flo wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 11:36:
NeOCidE wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 07:32:
Flo wrote on Apr 28, 2014, 06:26:
They need to price the rumored no-disc-drive version at about 350$. That would possibly give them some momentum.
I think, as of now, both next-gen consoles can be considered "fails". I only start my XO for Titanfall and if I had a PS4 I honestly don't know what title I'm supposed to play that I can't get on the PC cheap.

Infamous Second Son
Killzone Shadow Fall
Resogun
Dead Nation
Octodad

With big hitters impending

Still don't see a must have game in that list

Hasn't Octodad been out on the PC since forever?

That's this one, right?
http://store.steampowered.com/app/224480
 
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News Comments > Rogue Shooter Demo
3. Re: Rogue Shooter Demo Apr 27, 2014, 13:46 Orogogus
 
J wrote on Apr 27, 2014, 13:40:
Back in my day everything was a text-based adventure. Go N. Examine window. And permadeath was the only way...

It's kind of hard for a text adventure to be permadeath.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 25, 2014, 12:45 Orogogus
 
Right, it's not, but I don't think it's a sign of any deeper failure than the readily apparent fact that they're stuck in second place. I doubt it can be used to extrapolate any supplier or stocking issues.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II
32. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II Apr 25, 2014, 12:32 Orogogus
 
Frijoles wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 23:25:
I wouldn't mind an interview where they ask them wtf that extra PC time went towards.

I don't know about anyone else, but this game runs a lot better than the first one on my mid-range laptop, and I think it looks significantly better. So I'd suggest "optimization" is what they might have spent their time on.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 25, 2014, 12:28 Orogogus
 
You guys seem to make more of the shipped to figure than I think it merits. You know Sony did the same with PS3 until late in its life, when it achieved more-or-less parity, right?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 24, 2014, 17:10 Orogogus
 
8 'Mechs in MW1. This site has an accurate list:
http://www.localditch.com/mechwarrior/mech/mechs.html

Locust - Jenner - Phoenix Hawk - Shadow Hawk - Rifleman - Warhammer - Marauder - Battlemaster
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 24, 2014, 17:02 Orogogus
 
nin wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 16:41:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 16:34:
Pentagon unveils life-size 'Atlas' rescue robot.

1. Let me know when they make a life sized Atlas like this.

2. That real Atlas won't get far with all those cables running out of his back.

I think that's the one I used in the original mechwarrior (12mhz mech warrior), many many moons ago...obliterated the shit out of anything.


No Atlas in the original Mechwarrior, the heaviest 'Mech was the Battlemaster.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Apr 24, 2014, 17:00 Orogogus
 
I think I asked in an earlier thread -- how are those backgammon and chess games going to sell more than zero copies at $8? Are those actually video gamey deals that just happen to use chess pieces or a backgammon board, or are they seriously what they sound like?  
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News Comments > Free Red Orchestra 2 Promotion
13. Re: Free Red Orchestra 2 Promotion Apr 23, 2014, 20:31 Orogogus
 
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 20:17:
Beamer wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 19:38:
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 18:57:
Graham wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 17:47:
Dirwulf wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 15:44:
So this is a RIFLE ONLY version of the game, not the full game? B.S.

Cancel install.

This may be the most entitled thing I've read today, and I've got Tumblr open in another window. Nice job, man.

I think it's called seeing through a marketing ploy. They are just trying to get you to upgrade to the full version. Why would I want to play a partial game, even if it's free? I don't play any F2P games just for that reason.

Or, as the Steam page says, this is only the original game, not the expansion pack which was sold separately and included vehicles, which the original game did not.

I'm not talking about vehicles. You can only use rifles, no other weapons, like pistols, or grenades.

As KTR said, you're stuck as Rifleman on expansion pack maps. And on most RO2 servers Riflemen don't get pistols. I'm pretty sure you should have grenades, though...
 
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News Comments > Next Dragon Age Begins in October
42. Re: Next Dragon Age Begins in October Apr 22, 2014, 18:03 Orogogus
 
The website says "It’s official: Dragon Age: Inquisition is coming to PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on October 7, 2014!". The press release seems to list it, too, right under where the excerpt cuts out:

Dragon Age: Inquisition is in development at BioWare in Edmonton and will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC via Origin™. The game has not yet been rated the ESRB and PEGI; visit www.esrb.org and www.pegi.info for more information.
 
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