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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > TITAN X GPU Unveiled
8. Re: TITAN X GPU Unveiled Mar 4, 2015, 19:45 Silicon Avatar
 
AMD's next GPU should be called Attack on Titan.

 
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News Comments > Unity 5 Released
9. Re: Unity 5 Released Mar 3, 2015, 14:33 Silicon Avatar
 
By the time you're finished enough with a game to need the $75/mo Unity pro version the $75 per month fee would just be an expense write-off for your business (in a long list of other expenses).

Not a big deal.

 
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News Comments > Skyrim Mod Size Limit to End
9. Re: Skyrim Mod Size Limit to End Mar 2, 2015, 21:59 Silicon Avatar
 
The micro-stuttering issue is something I don't get anymore, but it might be because of some mod. I remembered it bugged me in FO3 and NV both.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Announcement at E3?
39. Re: Fallout 4 Announcement at E3? Mar 2, 2015, 19:45 Silicon Avatar
 
Even if UE does allow modding all the modders already know Creation Engine. Lose 4 or 5 prolific modders (because they don't want to learn everything all over again) and the whole scene decays.

Besides that, I thought the Skyrim engine was pretty good. It rarely crashes on me and once you get some texture mods going it looks pretty sweet.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 Free
37. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Free Mar 2, 2015, 19:42 Silicon Avatar
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 14:53:
Axis wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 14:42:
Ahh the sweet sound of capitalism and competition - thanks Unity!

Unity has nothing to do with this. Unity has made absolutely no dent in AAA games, which Unreal owns. It's made a big dent in mobile games, which UE4 isn't yet optimized for.

Disagree. Unity has a bunch of indie developers (and some pro developers) who are using it on their Kickstarters. Today's indie might be tomorrow's AAA.

I can guess that Epic is looking at that and not wanting to be marginalized out of future titles or have the deck stacked against them because all the hot developers of 2020 cut their teeth on Unity and have some fondness for it.

I think it's a big potshot at Unity myself.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Mod Size Limit to End
1. Re: Skyrim Mod Size Limit to End Mar 2, 2015, 19:37 Silicon Avatar
 
Interesting.

I wonder if this is something they developed for FO4 and decided to test it out on Skyrim..

 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming
23. Re: Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming Feb 28, 2015, 14:18 Silicon Avatar
 
Gun range is rarely realistic so all you end up with in most games (as far as sniper rifles go) is a regular gun that does a ton of damage on crit.

If you tried to model a sniper rifle in a lot of modern turn based games you'd just be shooting NPCs from 7 screens away and then watching their dumb AI try to get to you. Alternatively you would be the one taking cover from 7 screens away trying to get to your assailant.

It kind of sounds like the sort of fun that would get boring and aggravating really fast.

 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 27, 2015, 19:35 Silicon Avatar
 
A lot of people complained about the stretch goals and payment tiers on Underworld. I think that is part of why they barely made it.

 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming
3. Re: Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming Feb 27, 2015, 19:32 Silicon Avatar
 
I've gotten more updates out of this game than I ever expected.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 26, 2015, 19:53 Silicon Avatar
 
Verizon posts morse code since that's all they could get through their crappy network. One bar, Verizon. That's what I'm looking at right now. One bar. Can YOU hear ME now?  
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
26. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 26, 2015, 19:51 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm selling tinfoil ethernet and special Monster brand shielded wireless adapters on Ebay. They'll keep the government rays out of your computers and keep you on the free market. Get yours now. Only $99.99.

It's just a box of tinfoil, but you can bootstrap it into something great. Do-it-yourself, America!

Yeah!

Order now. Operators standing by.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2015, 15:23 Silicon Avatar
 
That guy's functional Batman suit is pretty cool.  
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News Comments > DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing?
28. Re: DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing? Feb 25, 2015, 15:20 Silicon Avatar
 
This sounds like one of those checkbox marketing items that breaks when anyone really tries to use it.

I want to believe, but...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Feb 22, 2015, 13:56 Silicon Avatar
 
Wizards of the Cost  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Feb 21, 2015, 13:52 Silicon Avatar
 
Well, yeah. What teen wants to use social media their parents are on?
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Hong Kong Fundraising Ends and Continues
9. Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Fundraising Ends and Continues Feb 18, 2015, 02:08 Silicon Avatar
 
I put in for $15. I figured I couldn't lose much at that rate.

I didn't play the first games so hopefully I can figure out what's going on.

 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 16, 2015, 19:41 Silicon Avatar
 
That Underworld Ascendant KS is just barely making it.

I thought I was going to back it but I just keep messing around and not doing it.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Feb 12, 2015, 01:54 Silicon Avatar
 
Maybe some of these old guard guys who disappeared and then road the indie / KS hype train back for a second chance left for a reason the first time - they couldn't finish anything on time or on budget so they got shoved out by publishers. Now people are just seeing what they are really like for themselves on their own dime.

I am also forced to reexamine my thinking.

Maybe some of the stuff my old favorites blamed on publishers was just their own failings and nobody ever saw how petulant they really were. Maybe some of the stuff I blamed EA for all these years wasn't EA's fault. I look at how some of these famous developers act and I wonder.

When I was younger it was easy to believe the publisher was the bad guy. Now I have run projects myself and I know how time and budget get allotted and how little room there is for theatrics and hubris in creative projects that involve a lot of people and money.

I didn't throw any money at the new Underworld game on KS after all. It just isn't grabbing me. There are a lot of new people trying to make it with their own spin on dungeons. Last year I kickstarted a few things that have actually panned out okay, but this year I'm done paying for nostalgia.

Wow me or no money. You gotta want it, just like the new guy. A name isn't enough. I'm off the nostalgia train.

 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
10. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 9, 2015, 20:21 Silicon Avatar
 
Tablets have the same problem PCs and smart-phones do: fragmentation of market.
 
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter
11. Re: Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter Feb 4, 2015, 14:08 Silicon Avatar
 
The graphics look ok to me. I'm in.

 
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