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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 17, 2015, 10:26 HorrorScope
 
NSA hid spying software in hard drive firmware, report says.

... and you wonder if it came like that from the factory.
 
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News Comments > Anachronox & Other Square IP Pitches Sought
4. Re: Anachronox & Other Square IP Pitches Sought Feb 17, 2015, 10:13 HorrorScope
 
It is a new day, look at it on two bright sides, it isn't being contracted out to China most likely, but independent programmers who can do some cool shit.

You have a chance at an Anachronox follow up.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
10. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Feb 16, 2015, 17:28 HorrorScope
 
Tim Collins wrote on Feb 16, 2015, 11:57:
Fyi, Its a Nvidia Android console based on Tegra.

Don't they have that in the shield already?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 16, 2015, 12:11 HorrorScope
 
siapnar wrote on Feb 16, 2015, 11:57:
Now that there's such a demand for high graphics quality, the amount of work put into game art skyrockets.
Same goes for animation and physics simulation (sadly, not for AI - evidently, barely anyone cares about AI improvement).
There's no money left over for story and scripting after all the art and animation is done.

We're going to see more games like this in that they're short and linear but extremely detailed.

First their tools and processes should always be improving to make it quicker. And we have plenty now, most <$20. I don't need AAA, Single and Double A many times show up their stoic AAA brothers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 16, 2015, 10:28 HorrorScope
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 16, 2015, 09:33:
Game length should not be something anyone should base their decision to buy or not.

I agree but the price should reflect in many cases. I'm for shorter cheaper games, just so I can get through it and the play not become monotonous. If 5 for $60 is true, not a chance. That's more like $5-15. If true.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Feb 15, 2015, 17:46 HorrorScope
 
Sugarman wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 16:11:
I call some type of VR headset. Everyone else is doing it.

In some ways I can see that, but I hope this market doesn't get splintered. Maybe some new take on physics.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 15, 2015, 16:07 HorrorScope
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 15:23:
I want to buy one of the these zombie survival games, but they all seem incredibly flawed.

Do you want a ZSG that is more pvp survival with a sprinkle of zombies? Or do you want a game that is zombie survival first and then option pvp after that? Most of these survival games are more PvP games with some elements to that mixed in.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 15, 2015, 13:48 HorrorScope
 
Doma wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 13:34:
Darkest Dungeon is fantastic. That is all.

Waiting for release, since I hear there is a lot more to come.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 15, 2015, 13:47 HorrorScope
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 15, 2015, 13:29:
Bought the game out of boredom. At a birthday party now. I can tell you this: I haven't had this urge to go home and join my friend ingame for years. The game is a solid experience and great fun!

I am fully aware of what a hypocrite I am, however. A few days ago I was raging about how we all should boycot this game. What can I say... boredom makes me sell pieces of my soul every once in a while.

Looks fun to me, just cost too much to enter. The DLC is a non-factor to me, which is all the rage, I won't be buying that. Hope the game gets to $20 by eoy.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Lucius II
7. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Lucius II Feb 14, 2015, 22:06 HorrorScope
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 21:51:
It is kinda silly that Steam refuses to sell games that focus on sex but has no problem with games that revolve around brutally murdering innocent people. That said, America's like that in general so it's not Steam-specific.

Haven't they've been flooded with those asian games lately?

Either way they are just marching to the same beat as the rest. Violence better than sex. Makes sense on planet Bizzaro.

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Here is the reasoning that I gather as to why:

-If you have sex in a game, kids younger and younger will have underage kids all over the place.

-However they aren't worried with the same logic they are all going to go around and shoot one another all over the place?

Weird. We'll have both to a small percentage, because shit happens. Not because video games happen.

From Facebook (family/friends) it seems even though many are religious and put it out there (also funny people say in don't speak about religion or politics, for some reason they think Facebook isn't real talk or something) and there is a commandment about killing (not sex) it seems many are strict and strict means violence if even "good/educational violence" and vengeance for war is prevalent (we have to respond!), vs understanding and reasoning and working from that angel, I've seen zero of this the past 15 years AND that is what is taught, go figure.

It seems they are all mixed up mother goose with religion and politicos. And these are the holy than thou's...

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News Comments > Diablo III Season 2 Begins
5. Re: Diablo III Season 2 Begins Feb 14, 2015, 18:00 HorrorScope
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 14:55:
They should have made the new content update season-only at first... Then you'd see people actually give a shit about participating. :p

Did the team get diverted over to a Starcraft project?
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 14, 2015, 14:29 HorrorScope
 
The bonus of the law means not only will you get fired, you can be convicted. So if just a firing isn't enough to deter you perhaps a fine/jail will. I'm ok with it, since it shouldn't be done and I see no real argument against that. It is hard to believe that it has come to that though, I'd be scared shitless to view porn on my company system, they have tools that monitor that instantly.  
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
2. Re: Saturday Interviews Feb 14, 2015, 12:42 HorrorScope
 
Hey it was a biggy. He's a known. But he hits on several other points that do transcend himself, so those issues will be once again under the scope.  
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
77. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 12:40 HorrorScope
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 12:06:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 11:56:
Prez wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 09:56:
As I said in the other thread my feeling is that RPS would never take such a tone with a developer with a major publisher for fear of incurring their wrath and being blacklisted. Molyneux is just an easy target because he can't do anything to them.

True, he got to a place where he could be touched.

No, I don't agree with that. Publishers are held just as accountable by their fans, look no further than the big 3 and their reputation in this area. Peter is not being held to a higher standard nor is he 'an easy target'. He's getting exactly what those companies get from their fans, the difference is that they try to minimize damage with their PR departments.

We disagree then. Just because journalism gets caught sleeping with their industry, doesn't mean they stop continuing the behavior. I think most of us here get that the AAA's have some protections of being lambasted since there is income/survival at stake. Maybe not every single case, but a lot of cases are protected from really getting into it. That said the AAA's would walk away, perhaps even after the first question, but then the interviewer would know not to open with that question to them, because they are who he is and Pete is now an indy, which is my point.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
76. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 12:35 HorrorScope
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 12:06:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 12:02:
That is why I go to the Cube winner.

It is mean spirited having a contest, that is what that was and then not pay up to the winner in which you pocketed money from that contest. That is a very big no no. Do that anywhere, local raffle and you will see venom from your surroundings, EVERY EVERY TIME. That is why I consider that situation the lowest point.

Hell I'm even a social liberal, but we even have to have a bar somewhere, right?

He said he still plans to reward the Cube winner, but it's contingent on finishing the game. Not saying that fixes everything, but if he still delivers and delivers with a better, more complete game, does that ultimately make this issue right?

It helps for sure, completely whole, probably can't be acquired now, but he should still do the best he can. Note to self: Do not make a contest where the award is hidden and based on the success of a future endeavor, natives will not accept that as a proper reward.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
71. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 12:02 HorrorScope
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 10:22:
I think the RPS interview was extremely mean spirited. Whether they were fair or not

That is why I go to the Cube winner.

It is mean spirited having a contest, that is what that was and then not pay up to the winner in which you pocketed money from that contest. That is a very big no no. Do that anywhere, local raffle and you will see venom from your surroundings, EVERY EVERY TIME. That is why I consider that situation the lowest point.

Hell I'm even a social liberal, but we even have to have a bar somewhere, right?
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
68. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 11:56 HorrorScope
 
Prez wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 09:56:
As I said in the other thread my feeling is that RPS would never take such a tone with a developer with a major publisher for fear of incurring their wrath and being blacklisted. Molyneux is just an easy target because he can't do anything to them.

True, he got to a place where he could be touched.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
67. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 11:55 HorrorScope
 
panbient wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 08:49:
The Magician wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 07:30:
Xil wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 02:11:
took me ages to read the RPS article, they did not go gentle on him and at times I thought he would totally break or something....

We should have RPS interview politicians.

That would require people to actually pay attention to politics with the same level of interest as video games.

Plenty of people watch fox news and other politico's. Politicians know not to get into a buzz-saw like that, that is actually one thing I credit Pete in all of this, he just didn't walk away. He faced it.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
66. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 11:54 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 14, 2015, 01:04:
Kotaku talked to Peter and some of his devs today, and wrote a nice detailed story of the situation. People are furious with him, and want to paint him as some kind of pathological liar, but I really don't think that's the reality. I've read articles on the man for 20 years, and this fits much better with what I've read in the past:
Interestingly, however, my sources agreed that Molyneux isn't some whip-cracking, spittle-shouting dictator. They said he was very kind, with an almost Steve-Jobs-like aura about him. He was frequently sincere, excited, cradling new ideas like a thrilled parent. But he was also flighty—prone to losing interest in one idea when another popped up—and he almost always got final say, even when other high-up members of the team didn't necessarily think his decisions made sense, according to people who have worked with him.

I have no problem believing that, he's still wronged people, one shamefully. This isn't world peace at stake, he has a condition, we all do, he's a dreamer, but there is a reality part to any dreamer that still exists which everyone has to live in. I don't want to afford him as being the victim in this case, as he tried to make is sound with the RPS interview, Clint said it best "A man has to know his limitations". Like you, like me, we have to see our bad patterns and improve upon them.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence
63. Re: Peter Molyneux's Vows of Silence Feb 14, 2015, 11:49 HorrorScope
 
To those trying to defend Pete, this is 20 years in the making with the final straw imo... being not Godus, that was very close, but how he treated the Cube Winner.

Pete took money for every swipe anyone ever made at that cube and banked it, he said the winner would get something special, life changing and when that person won, nothing much has happened.

Pete hid the prize into the success of something in the future, where anyone who plays a game of chance, if they win would expect the prize NOW not MAYBE later.

Well to me that was the one that deserves him all the HARD QUESTIONS he rec'd. He's a fraud and a bad person for that, he doesn't have to answer, not even listen, but I get why an interviewer played hard ball with him, he earned it.

He was a dick to the winner and now the media is a dick to him, he made the situation. Then all the other overblown shit he's tried to sell us all knowing damn well it wasn't going to work like he mentioned. MI-Fucking-LO. He knew and he still just over-sold it, that was intentional.
 
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