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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jun 22, 2015, 19:11 HorrorScope
 
It's a great idea, now where I had no care for the game, now I wonder what my schlong would look like based on User ID. Intrigued. lol  
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
9. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Jun 22, 2015, 19:03 HorrorScope
 
Rigs wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 18:52:
And just to be an AMD bitch by raining on this grand parade you green bastards didn't invite us to, we have swanky new drivers *sparkle*

Get your penny stock shit out of here. lol
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Unfettered on PCs
23. Re: Fallout 4 Unfettered on PCs Jun 22, 2015, 18:59 HorrorScope
 
Fion wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 14:30:
There will be graphics mods on the PC version within a month that vastly out-strip the games base graphics anyway.

Sure. You'd think though with their coffers, that they would review major mods and focus on adding these types of things out of box.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Unfettered on PCs
22. Re: Fallout 4 Unfettered on PCs Jun 22, 2015, 18:58 HorrorScope
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 14:00:
I never criticized the performance in Bethesda's games. I did complain about their beyond atrocious interface. I dare say it's the worst AAA interface I've ever used. It seems like Fallout 4 will keep Fallout 3's interface. Yay for 5 items displayed at once, with no stats, in an endless list you need to scroll one by one.

Agreed. If they need to improve on anything it is the PC interface.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jun 22, 2015, 18:53 HorrorScope
 
That why I smirk when something is still labelled "national security threat" and internet security is ignored. To big to fail, but give it up on trivial shit, when you have this whole the size of the Seattle.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 22, 2015, 13:02 HorrorScope
 
Apple can afford it.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 22, 2015, 12:31 HorrorScope
 
WaltC wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 11:38:
Sadly, I know people who don't blink at spending $500 for a 3d card but who won't spend a dime on an OS, even though the OS is what gives their games and gaming hardware some value. Go figure...;)

Right, they way they look at it, if they could get the HW for free, they would do that as well.

I do know one person close enough to me that won't buy anything MS anymore, doesn't need anything of theirs but the O/S, since most software they use runs under it.

Why do they do this? Because when GFWL was starting up, they needed to buy some points first to buy a game with said points. In GFWL on a PC they went to buy points for the game, they found out they bought X-Box points instead, they don't own a X-Box, GFWL poor re-directing design the culprit. They called MS and they wouldn't refund, there was nothing they could say and that balance would still sits there today. The company had no problem fooling someone and taking $10 for a product they were planning on buying from them, that can be looked at as stealing, really poor ethics for certain.

They swore they'd never buy from them again. So there's one story, right or wrong. I do live by the "who made who" rule, the issue started with their bad software and not refunding an honest mistake, the rest is reactionary from the the original sin. If I recall correctly they told them that square on the phone after it was established they were shit out of luck, something like "Your idiots, now I'm going to get way more out of you then the $10 you took from me". They did.

Right, wrong, whatever, their story.

Otherwise, I do agree buying an O/S every many years is a solid value.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Jun 22, 2015, 12:20 HorrorScope
 
WaltC wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 11:54:
A quick interjection...people are constantly befuddled by the relationship between governments & taxes because they naively believe that government is efficient in spending tax dollars. Tax breaks are good because they give government less money to throw away...

Just this far in I see...

1. Who really thinks in any meaningful % that gov't is efficient at spending tax dollars?

2. Money isn't thrown away, it recycles, if they are over-spending, that means some people are getting more than they should, those people still buy things and it recirculates over and over.

It seems with tax breaks, the issue I see is state vs state, city vs city pitting. If it were just one set rate, that takes leverage out of the equation for business. If that were the steadfast rule business would spring up from those constraints and they'd deal with that and price product accordingly. That is one issue of states and Providences it's like many mini-countries, hard to do business with. The other is one unified country, where one rule fits all. The scare there is dictatorship.

This world can only be so good... your time here is dwindling, enjoy.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Jun 22, 2015, 12:13 HorrorScope
 
Every market of size has the low-end the middle and the top. The low-end goes for cheap high volume, all day, all the time. The high-end never discounts and sells less, tries to add presitge. The middle goes through a progression of start at one point and run sales. This is nothing new, this guy wants to think he's high end, it is all great if you have a product for that. Otherwise the market bears what it does and what is happening makes all the sense in the world. A glutton of new games doesn't help either and there is no shortage of games right now.

I'm sure it has been said, I've bought a lot of under $10 games and haven't played them and won't play several. That is better than zero dollars you would have from me at $20+. I do it for throwing a bone to a developer or genre I like and a game that probably is pretty good, it's call support. There are stats that can be run from their side to see this as well, games bought with less than 2 hours.

This dude can do whatever he thinks is right, the market will speak, if he's a higher cost than the game is good, he'll most likely learn a thing or two.

You think sales #'s are low now? Keep all the prices high and then you'll see what really low numbers are for most. It is tough right now simply because there are so many.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 22, 2015, 12:04 HorrorScope
 
If you are still buying EA and doubly if it's survival, you can stop your bitching of EA and another survival game. You like them, face it.

Ark sounds a lot like where 7D2D was and perhaps still is. About a year ago they were around $15 million in revenue. Game has been fun for a long time, developer keeps redoing/adding. Someday it will be done, I hope I'm still interested then. I'm sure at finish it will have a few different play modes, but ultimately I'm hoping for something they have now with sort of a State of Decay'ish for their story mode version.
 
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News Comments > Tale of Tales Closing
3. Re: Tale of Tales Closing Jun 21, 2015, 16:08 HorrorScope
 
Strange, single player game, released, on sale for $10, got nearly 300% from Kickstarter. The deal is it is out and single player. I'd just let the game sit as-is, you can drop it cheaper as well. Lots of competition though and probably a long story behind this.  
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News Comments > Anarchy Online Testing New Engine
9. Re: Anarchy Online Testing New Engine Jun 21, 2015, 12:06 HorrorScope
 
Keith wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 21:12:
Really liked AO back in the day so I downloaded the upgraded engine and took it for a spin. While I don't think graphics are king, this looks like a nasty little troll that someone kicked in the face. To add insult to injury, in order to reminisce with my old characters, Funcom wanted me to hand out $14.99 for a month. Who charges that much anymore? I'm all for rebooting this game, but a graphic update should at least be palatable and the prices should reflect the current market, imo. Good look to them.

Most of the times you can't go back home. $15/mo lol, but that is the price due to those that never moved on, small group paying rent.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
53. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 20, 2015, 18:10 HorrorScope
 
TIL...

That there is a mod that meshes FO3 and FNV together, you can play each together, moving between both with the same character, all in-game. Awesome sauce, that is now the best FO3/NV version. Large World and a Story.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
14. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 20, 2015, 18:04 HorrorScope
 
NewMaxx wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 17:45:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 17:36:
I really wanted to invest in this company due to very low stock prices, but I just couldn't get behind any of their offerings as something that would take off. Good? Perhaps, but not good enough. I stayed sidelined, good thing, it dropped even a bit more.

Considered it myself a few times as I'm far clear of any insider trading claims but they never hit all the right notes simultaneously. You're better off with a blue chip that actually performs like a blue chip. AMD is a poor man's blue chip, which in stocks means nobody.

I have all the BC's in mutuals, I then look to lower priced stocks that can double, quadruple quickly, AMD if they could have done something exciting was sitting in that position to make happen. Something really good could have doubled their stock quickly.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Jun 20, 2015, 18:00 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 12:42:
"Early Access is the launch, treat it this way"

Been saying this for years, and plenty idiot developers ignored it.

Agreed, they mentioned some will get lucky with two spikes, I think D:OS was one of those.

But this isn't all bad some games have done amazing selling EA, they don't ever need to have another big pop. Mission accomplished already.

My 2+2 watching all these years, I also think you cannot expect a follow up to do as well as the original. You can get a lot of new curious buyers the first go around. Some will love, many will like, some will be ehh and some won't like. The thing is you get the loves and some of the likes next go around. I think many devs assume first game huge success, next will be even bigger when we make an improved sequel to the first. But they are only getting the loves and some of the likes.

I think this is where you start looking at hours played and % finished of the first game to get a proper reading on who is chomping at the bit to buy your sequels.

IMO in very generalized terms games need to be shorter.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jun 20, 2015, 17:55 HorrorScope
 
Yes Steam Analysis article is good, easy to read, to the point.

Two main takeways.

The Light Blue/Yell bar chart about games release qty and avg sales, you can see the number of games released in 2014 skyrocketed, saturation is an issue, avg sales per dropped way down.

And this:
"For months Early Access was lauded by developers as having two launch events on Steam&#8202;ó&#8202;one for an incomplete version of the game and the second one for the final version.

Well, Iíve got bad news for you: Every game still has only one launch event and if youíre going to release it in Early Access that date will it be."


Yes, EA is the release, that is why I wonder if several will ever finish, there is no big bump at the end and those that have EA'd, most will be burned out by then. So release is a huge whimper.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 20, 2015, 17:38 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 14:52:
500 Mbps broadband for $55.

Let me guess, with a 5GB cap?

Yeah, right!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
11. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 20, 2015, 17:36 HorrorScope
 
NewMaxx wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 16:37:
I wanted to elaborate on my comment earlier about the top guys being ballsy. I came across as saying they were defiant by making this move early but that's actually not entirely the case. They've been in talks with buyers (again, Samsung primarily) for about a year as I said, so them leaking it means they couldn't get the price they wanted. I stated that "AMD is overvalued" and that's true - however, people invested in the company (including top employees) want to get the most money they can. By leaking it early they are saying that negotiations failed and they are opening it to all bidders. This is good for consumers because transparency is always good, to explain my earlier comments.

I really wanted to invest in this company due to very low stock prices, but I just couldn't get behind any of their offerings as something that would take off. Good? Perhaps, but not good enough. I stayed sidelined, good thing, it dropped even a bit more.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jun 20, 2015, 16:17 HorrorScope
 
Whatever they did they weren't able to get Resident Evil HD Remake down to $10, click-fail.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jun 20, 2015, 16:07 HorrorScope
 
LOL shows how far the laws lag, still bickering over ripping CD's.  
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