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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Jul 28, 2015, 14:37 Silicon Avatar
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 13:40:
Creston wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 12:58:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 28, 2015, 12:14:
They claim the factory maxed out production and can't make anymore. Sounds like a load of BS to me.

Why? Factories actually are limited in how much stuff they can make in any given timeframe. Since I doubt Bethesda built or hired an entire factory to make pipboys, they likely just rented a production run in an existing factory chain, and said production run was probably for something like 10K units. And if said factory doesn't have availability to extend the production run, then you literally cannot have any more plastic stuff made. (Unless you decide to hire another factory to make more, but that'd be pretty damn expensive.)

It's plastic, If it was an iphone I could see an issue. But plastic, no way. If there is a demand, it can be fulfilled, this ain't the 1800's. It was "pretty damn expensive" hiring the first factory, it's normally cheaper or the same amount the second time around. I worked for a company that never had an issue receiving special order, one of a kind, injection molded plastic parts by the thousands, in a timely manner.
Now if they would have said it's a "limited edition" and we are sold out, or "we can't justify another production run" then meh.
But to blame it on manufacturing capacity is a lame excuse.


I've worked with overseas factories and what Bethesda said is how it works.

Those places get jobs in months and months ahead of time and if you need additional capacity the only way to get it is if the factory can move other jobs around yours. Sometimes they can and sometimes they can't.

You can't just get more factories when one is at capacity. They already have jobs to fill too, not to mention creating new dies, etc.

Maybe if you are Samsung you can output on a dime, but not if you are a small fry like Bethesda with a tiny order of 30,000 or whatever.

If you want to blame Bethesda then you can fault them for underestimating demand.

They aren't lying though.

 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jul 28, 2015, 09:54 Silicon Avatar
 
I can guarantee you someone at Bethesda is working on getting a BOS helmet made now. Fallout merch. is here to stay.

 
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News Comments > StarCraft II Turns Five
5. Re: StarCraft II Turns Five Jul 28, 2015, 00:08 Silicon Avatar
 
I got bored and never finished the campaign.

The few online games I tried just ended in a race to rush the fastest.

Pretty boring IMO.

Diablo 3 wasn't any better. I'm done with Blizzard now.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 27, 2015, 11:14 Silicon Avatar
 
Soo..

I don't get it. If the rap artist is wanted in Illinois, why is he sitting in Beverly Hills not under arrest?

Something is fishy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 27, 2015, 11:09 Silicon Avatar
 
I've been cable free for 3 years now and I feel like I have not missed a thing.

 
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News Comments > New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast
8. Re: New DOOM is Fast; Want Co-op? Not So Fast Jul 26, 2015, 15:20 Silicon Avatar
 
Too bad. Coop campaign was a lot of fun back in the day.

Now I'm not as interested.

 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
4. Re: Evening Previews Jul 25, 2015, 18:52 Silicon Avatar
 
I tried to go back to the Bethesda Fallout 4 forum but it's just filled to the brim with uber-nerds making speculation and then arguing about it like they're some kind of authority.

Somehow we don't get that here really. Everyone here is sorta grumpy but also mostly not a tool about it.

Anyway, that was just an aside. I had a need to rant.

I did finally check out the text list of what was released at Quake Con. It looks good and that'll probably the last thing I really check out before release. If I follow the game's development all the way up to Nov. I'll just have a lot of stuff spoiled.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jul 25, 2015, 15:10 Silicon Avatar
 
Konami made such a stupid move..  
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
1. Re: Saturday Interviews Jul 25, 2015, 15:06 Silicon Avatar
 
Good.

 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
2. Re: Evening Previews Jul 24, 2015, 20:59 Silicon Avatar
 
LoL..

What I read looked fine. I've started skimming the articles though. I don't really want to know much more. I want to go into the game pretty fresh.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 13:55 Silicon Avatar
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 11:08:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 24, 2015, 09:45:
I can barely remember the last time I went into a Wal*Mart. It just kind of sucks for so many reasons. I'd rather go to a Dollar Store.


I go routinely, small town, and I guess I don't have the horror stories people talk about in larger cities, like how people look, the horror. I do watch TV and I eat at Mc Donald's to now and again and get a coffee regularly. Somebody like me has to exists since millions use these services, right?

Their electronics are name brand, movies, candy, deodorant, light bulbs, fertilizer seems as good as anyone else.

The only real issue I have is active checkout lanes, it is their #1 complaint, they go on TV we are fixing it and it remains the same year after year. If it has improved it is like they added a half a person a day into the mix.

I also live in a small town. It doesn't even have a Wal*Mart.

I just order online. The only thing I buy in person now is clothes and groceries.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 24, 2015, 09:49 Silicon Avatar
 
That's a pretty impressive spyware suite.

I'm seriously considering going iPhone next time. I don't know that they're really any more secure though. I'm just sort of bored with the Android OS.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 24, 2015, 09:45 Silicon Avatar
 
I can barely remember the last time I went into a Wal*Mart. It just kind of sucks for so many reasons. I'd rather go to a Dollar Store.

 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Five Nights at Freddy's 4
1. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Jul 24, 2015, 09:33 Silicon Avatar
 
I didn't play any of these games but I watched some Let's Plays on Youtube. The "lore" is more involved than you'd think for what is basically a jump-scare game. I think that helped drive sales a lot.

 
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News Comments > Fallout Anthology Announced
3. Re: Fallout Anthology Announced Jul 23, 2015, 20:24 Silicon Avatar
 
I want that box.

I have all those games though. I just want the box.

I mean, I'm not buying it just for the box - but I still think its cool.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jul 23, 2015, 10:37 Silicon Avatar
 
Yeah, probably. It's too bad because the premise is decent and it could be turned into something that's really good.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 10:30 Silicon Avatar
 
Darks wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 10:02:
Verno? what happened to your Avatar?

Also, how good is uBlock compared to how good APB is? I like APB and know it works very well. Just want to be sure uBlock is as good before I jump over.

Try it for a week and see. It's just an add-on so it's not hard to install / uninstall.

I've been using Ublock Origin for about a week now and it seems pretty good. I'm not seeing any ads and the pages I go to are not broken. It works on mobile Firefox too.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 10:25 Silicon Avatar
 
Ads are a vector for malware and they degrade privacy. Advertisement networks let things escalate to that point and now they are forever blocked on every PC I touch.

I have no idea what games journalism sites can do for revenue. The thing is that I don't care. They were complicit in allowing ad networks to turn into privacy eroding malware distribution nodes. As journalism sites they had every power available to them to call out ad networks for their crappy practices and clean that entire industry up, but they were too busy sucking the teat to care.

User privacy eroded. Tracking cookies nobody asked for popped up everywhere. Malware sprang up everywhere. Now users are sick of it.

Too bad, so sad!

 
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News Comments > KOTOR 2 Patched; OS X & Linux Support Added
35. Re: KOTOR 2 Patched; OS X & Linux Support Added Jul 22, 2015, 19:44 Silicon Avatar
 
This is not a game I *ever* thought I would see an update for.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 22, 2015, 19:39 Silicon Avatar
 
I did not know that about the ignore button. That's actually pretty cool.  
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