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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 14, 2012, 22:42 wtf_man
 
Sweeney 'doesn't see' top-end browser games replacing consoles.

Because tablets that can wirelessly stream to the TV... is what will replace consoles.
(Example: iPad with Apple TV using "airplay"... of course there will be some Android equivalent eventually).

~The games are cheap.
~The accelerometer + some screen real-estate for touch buttons makes a decent controller.
~As the player, you can watch the tablet or the TV
~onlookers vane watch the TV.
~Tablets are finally getting above 1080p resolution (Ipad 3 for now, Android soon)
~You ca take your games with you when you travel.

There's no need for a Wii U console, since popular tablets will be able to do the same thing.
As for a new XBox or Playstation... there might be one last model squeezed out before tablet technology completely obliterates them, IMO.

Watching the console kiddies squirm, as their platform of choice gets less and less attention, will make me smile.
 
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News Comments > The Boondock Saints Game Official
2. Re: The Boondock Saints Game Official Mar 12, 2012, 10:13 wtf_man
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m-G9vrgPLk

Is it Dead?
 
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News Comments > "Spectacular" Crytek Announcement Next Month
9. Re: Mar 12, 2012, 10:10 wtf_man
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 12, 2012, 09:41:
Dont they mean Craptacular?? Apart from the visually impressive Cryengine3 their games are fucking stupid and score a big fat 0 gameplaywise.

I liked the first Far Cry, but that's about it. And yeah... it would have been better without the mutants towards the end.
 
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News Comments > Fraud Claim Dropped in Infinity Ward Lawsuit
6. Re: Fraud Claim Dropped in Infinity Ward Lawsuit Mar 9, 2012, 20:22 wtf_man
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Mar 9, 2012, 18:25:
Respawn Entertainment is operating and working on something for EA that many think will be revealed at E3 this year.

The something = Call of Battlefield: Modern Duty

Those idiots don't know how to make anything else.
 
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News Comments > New Wasteland Will Be DRM-Free
17. Re: New Wasteland Will Be DRM-Free Mar 9, 2012, 15:21 wtf_man
 
Beelzebud wrote on Mar 9, 2012, 13:07:
wtf_man wrote on Mar 9, 2012, 09:55:
They need a little more description of their plans... for example... if it's going to be top-down 2d... I would have little interest, unless there was an ios / android version.

It's not going to be a first person shooter, if that's what you're asking.

No... but at least isometric 3D would be appropriate for the desktop, I would think.
 
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News Comments > New Wasteland Will Be DRM-Free
1. Re: New Wasteland Will Be DRM-Free Mar 9, 2012, 09:55 wtf_man
 
They need a little more description of their plans... for example... if it's going to be top-down 2d... I would have little interest, unless there was an ios / android version.  
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News Comments > Molyneux Quits Lionhead
8. Re: Molyneux Quits Lionhead Mar 7, 2012, 10:13 wtf_man
 
I believe EA owns Populous... so i doubt we'd see a modern rendition, unless EA decides to take the plunge. Since Sim City 2013 just got announced... there might be a chance, though.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: Can Windows 8 satisfy desktop and tablet? Mar 6, 2012, 09:29 wtf_man
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 6, 2012, 05:02:
The've made some under the hood improvements, faster booting, less resources used, better driver support for the latest hardware (as usual), better ways to restore a system that was infected with malware, etc. etc.

Propaganda and lies, all of it.

Well... I wasn't defending them, nor stating it as fact. Just going by some of the things I've read. Here is a brief article on all of the security enhancements: Protecting you from malware and here is a brief article about "System Refresh" Windows 8 with inbuilt computer repair

While there is no silver bullet to security, it is good to see them making it tougher for the hackers.

That said, I still won't get Windows 8, unless I can disable metro. I played with the developer preview, but haven't played with the customer preview. I did, however play with Windows Server 8... and they pretty much pulled the same shit with the start menu. It's not quite as bad as the consumer OS... but still aggravating.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Can Windows 8 satisfy desktop and tablet? Mar 5, 2012, 15:37 wtf_man
 
jimnms wrote on Mar 5, 2012, 13:39:
It could if they make the Metro UI optional so desktop users can turn it off (or better yet not even install it)

The problem is that they probably won't make it optional, since they want you to buy stuff from their metro app store.

SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 5, 2012, 15:24:
The more important question you have to ask yourself is that if you want to have the "old" interface from Windows 7, why do you want to upgrade to W8? Is there really such a huge amount of upgrades and a huge leap ahead from W7 to 8 ? Other then the interface of course.

The've made some under the hood improvements, faster booting, less resources used, better driver support for the latest hardware (as usual), better ways to restore a system that was infected with malware, etc. etc.

Whether that's enough to warrant an upgrade depends on how much more of that under the hood stuff ends up in the final product.

However, there has to be a way to TOTALLY disable metro before I'd consider it.

If enough people bitch... MAYBE they'll listen... but it looks doubtful after this latest consumer build.
 
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Plans?
5. Re: Steam Hardware Plans? Mar 3, 2012, 11:33 wtf_man
 
Yay! Another "Phantom" console!  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: windows 8 Mar 3, 2012, 09:35 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 22:18:
There's got to be a way. Maybe they just disabled it in this build, to keep people's attention on Metro.

MS completely REMOVED the menu in the consumer preview build. There is a taskbar hack to get an ugly "basic" menu back... or you have to use a 3rd party menu like viStart.

Disable Metro

Even then... I don't see how those instructions Disable Metro... I only seen adding a menu back.

nin wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 23:17:
Their bread and butter is business, and I'd be shocked if they think they're going to force metro on that.

While I would normally agree... However, MS is focusing on a Metro app store, to try to make shitloads of cash like Apple. The only way they can do it it to Ram Metro down people's throats. MS has often forced things... and the complete removal of the start menu in this latest preview build does not bode well.
 
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock in April
9. Re: Legend of Grimrock in April Mar 2, 2012, 21:07 wtf_man
 
Day 1 purchase for me!

I hope they do an IOS version.
 
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News Comments > id on DOOM 4 Images
18. Re: id on DOOM 4 Images Mar 2, 2012, 10:00 wtf_man
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 09:56:
ItBurn wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 09:43:
I actually liked doom 3 better. I love horror games and atmosphere is one of the most important things for me. Also, I so miss games with dark areas... Seriously, what the hell.

Sure Doom3 was cool for about the first half an hour. After that it just didnt seem scary but just very gimmicky. In my opinion it failed both as a horror game and as a proper shooter, since it never did both very well. Just my opinion though, to each his own.

I agree that Doom3 wasn't overly fantastic... but it wasn't as bad as most people rage about.

I think mediocre is a fair description... but for people that expected better than mediocre, they apparently got their cheerios peed in, by id.

As for Doom 4's "awesome"... I will bet that's after the textures pop in.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 2, 2012, 09:10 wtf_man
 
jimnms wrote on Mar 1, 2012, 23:28:
Now it's just something I toy with in VirtualBox. I have about half a dozen different distro's installed, but I don't see myself using it as my primary desktop OS any time soon. After all these years, Linux still has a long way to go to be a serious threat in the desktop OS market. When it comes to servers, it would still be my preferred server OS if I were still in that business.

Well... as for *nix... OSX is has been my primary home OS since 2007 (Leopard). I still have a separate Windows box for gaming... and I still dabble with Linux on virtual machines, like you. At work, of course, I work with Windows heavily since I am part of a team that oversees 1600+ PCs and 120+ servers.

So my switch at home to OSX had nothing to do with being an Apple fan... it was because I really liked what I saw in Leopard (We also support a half dozen or so Macs at work). I'm not really caring for the IOS-ification of OSX... but, my point is, OSX looks more poised to get market share, than any linux distro. I think this will hold true even more, for as obnoxious as Windows 8 Metro is on the desktop.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Linux is the world’s fastest growing desktop OS – up 64% in 9 months. Mar 1, 2012, 22:59 wtf_man
 
After Windows 8... it just might be!  
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News Comments > Catalyst Drivers Windows 8 Consumer Preview
2. Re: Catalyst Drivers Windows 8 Consumer Preview Mar 1, 2012, 10:03 wtf_man
 
I don't know how anyone could say that Metro is good looking... especially on a desktop. I think it's butt ugly.

That said, this concept of a metro desktop isn't that bad, since it doesn't use loud and clashing colors... Windows Desktop UI Concept

I still won't get Windows 8, unless I can turn off Metro and the "start screen".
 
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News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 at GDC
4. Re: Unreal Engine 4 at GDC Feb 27, 2012, 22:18 wtf_man
 
Maybe it will actually support Anti-Aliasing!

Who'd have thunk?
 
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News Comments > BioWare on MMO Mass Effect Possibilities
15. Re: BioWare on MMO Mass Effect Possibilities Feb 27, 2012, 18:58 wtf_man
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 27, 2012, 15:44:
Well first they'd have to prove to gamers that they can fix Tortanic.

You mean salvage, don't you?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 27, 2012, 15:32 wtf_man
 
From the article linked:

One point I agree with: it's a mistake to focus solely on Apple. Many, many Western technology companies work with Foxconn, and with factories where conditions are worse. From the January 25 NYT piece on Foxconn:

Foxconn Technology [is] China’s largest exporter and one of the nation’s biggest employers, with 1.2 million workers. The company has plants throughout China, and assembles an estimated 40 percent of the world’s consumer electronics, including for customers like Amazon, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Nintendo, Nokia and Samsung.

Let that sink in. Foxconn outputs nearly half of all the world's consumer electronics.

Few tech companies have taken the kinds of early steps Apple has to try and improve matters, and share information about the process.

Pretty much need to bookmark that, and link it every time some uninformed person says that people are "supporting slavery", when they buy Apple products.

For Example
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch Plans
51. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch Plans Feb 27, 2012, 09:18 wtf_man
 
.net_Drifter wrote on Feb 27, 2012, 02:21:
Still not enough though to get me to buy the game. I've heard too many times, from devs and those who are enthusiastic about a game, how great it will be only to be let down.

Well, I'm not sure what you expect. Since there is no subscription fee, the risk is minimal. Even if you only get a couple of weeks enjoyment, you got your money's worth, compared to most single player games released nowadays. Everything about the PvE and the PvP suggests an evolution to the genre instead of the same re-hashed shit. Granted, there are going to be basics that all mmo's have... character building, skill trees, killing mobs, doing quests, etc. etc., but this is the first game I've seen where the approach is "to encourage cooperative play without forced grouping", and the design is not intrusive to a hard core soloer.

The only thing I can suggest is that you wait for the post-launch reviews and then decide. You won't be missing anything by avoiding launch. As a matter of fact, you'll probaby avoid the inevitable launch woes of their servers being overloaded.
 
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