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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock II Details and Screenshots
5. Re: Legend of Grimrock II Details and Screenshots Jan 27, 2014, 21:54 wtf_man
 
Slashman wrote on Jan 27, 2014, 20:11:
wtf_man wrote on Jan 27, 2014, 20:02:
I'm still waiting for the $#@^&%#! IOS version.

Huh? Huh

When they were developing the first one, they said they would be making an IOS version after release.

I bought the windows version and stopped at level 3 because I didn't want to spoil what I think is a perfect game for my iPad and traveling.
 
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock II Details and Screenshots
3. Re: Legend of Grimrock II Details and Screenshots Jan 27, 2014, 20:02 wtf_man
 
I'm still waiting for the $#@^&%#! IOS version.  
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News Comments > SOE Boss: Next Game "Dedicated" to Star Wars Galaxies Fans
7. Re: TimeLines: Assault On America Preorders Jan 26, 2014, 13:38 wtf_man
 
NKD wrote on Jan 26, 2014, 12:37:
Klaus Flouride wrote on Jan 26, 2014, 12:20:
Another failure in the making. When are they going to learn that ANY game in that universe is cursed to failure?

What universe?

I think he means Star Wars.
 
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News Comments > SOE Closing Four MMOGs
10. Re: SOE Closing Four MMOGs Jan 24, 2014, 21:35 wtf_man
 
NKD wrote on Jan 24, 2014, 20:07:
Yeah McQuaid dumped a stinker on SOE with Vanguard.

Morons are still giving that guy money too:
Pathetic: Raise more Dope Money
 
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Funded
14. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Funded Jan 24, 2014, 13:17 wtf_man
 
I wouldn't say it was zero magic... it will have alchemy... and I would think that a lot of that would have to be fictional (healing potions, etc.)  
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Funded
2. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Funded Jan 24, 2014, 09:24 wtf_man
 
Backed.

The pitch video is awesome.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Cast
17. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Cast Jan 23, 2014, 22:55 wtf_man
 
Well... Lynda Carter is married to the CEO of Zenimax... So that ain't costing them anything.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 23, 2014, 09:18 wtf_man
 
Tomb Raider hits 60fps on PS4 but only 30fps on Xbox One - report

Wow... there's even a fanboy in their comments that claims its because the xbone is designed for multi-tasking.

How can one completely ignore the fact that the hardware in the PS4 is superior???

50% more GPU compute units and shaders... GDDR5... and apparently 10% of the xbone's GPU is used for kinect.

While multi-tasking would be another factor... it's fricken obvious that the xbone is outclassed hardware-wise.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 21, 2014, 17:33 wtf_man
 
China builds own phone OS, aims to be more secure than Android or iPhone

HA! ... HAhahahahahaha!

If you all think the NSA is bad... wait till you get a load of all the knock-off electronics by Huayi with back doors purposely designed in the products.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Jan 13, 2014, 21:02 wtf_man
 
I see that Brad is still smoking crack. I'm not all that surprised.  
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News Comments > SimCity Offline Mode Coming
7. Re: SimCity Offline Mode Coming Jan 13, 2014, 09:40 wtf_man
 
But but offline mode is impossible! The game was designed to be online! Offline mode is NEVER coming!

Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week
20. Re: Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week Jan 12, 2014, 10:37 wtf_man
 
That's the 2nd revision. The original release was supposed to be October 2012.

The 1st delay to Spring 2013 was understandable since he got over funded and the game scope grew.

Spring 2013 came and the game wasn't even half done. Later he ran out of money.

THAT means he got way too ambitious for the funds he was given. The scope of the game was way over budget. THAT is mismanagement.

The fact that he elected to try to make up for it by using his own funds to complete half a game... In order to raise more to finish it, is irrelevant and shows he is willing to gamble.

Who the heck is going to buy a half game that wasn't a backer in the first place?

So, I guess I disagree with his decision. He should have cut the scope appropriately, IMO.

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News Comments > Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week
18. Re: Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week Jan 11, 2014, 22:12 wtf_man
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 11, 2014, 16:06:
I don't really understand you. You seem more interested in time and money then you do in getting an awesome game. If the awesome game doesn't come, fine bitch about it but that doesn't look like it's going to be the case.

You all look at it as "I'm getting a way better game for my money"... which is fine, I guess.

I look at it as "The guy got 8x what he asked for then got way over ambitious, because it went to his head". If this happened with say John Romero... you all would be screaming for his blood. Nice double standard for accountability, there.

Jensen wrote on Jan 11, 2014, 16:56:
Partially self-funding a game is mismanagement?

Yes, when he had no choice, since he ran out of money in the first place. He only put in his money, to flog a half-game to try to raise enough to finish it.

And you don't think that is mismanagement???
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week
15. Re: Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week Jan 11, 2014, 14:58 wtf_man
 
He still should have spent WITHIN his means, even if he expanded the game some, due to getting extra funds.

WTF is wrong with you people??? Spending beyond your means is NOT OK. It is why the world's economy is so fucked up. There is a huge difference between getting a little credit and spending way over your head. It is called being responsible and accountable.

He asked for 400k... got 3.3 Million, and ran out of money with a game not even half finished.

That's being responsible???

No, it's scope bloat (way beyond what we graciously overfunded) and reckless spending. I lost a ton of respect for Tim because of this.

/shrug

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News Comments > Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week
13. Re: Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week Jan 11, 2014, 12:13 wtf_man
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 11, 2014, 01:01:
You simply don't know what you're talking about if you think they blew "the whole wad on bullshit" and that there is "zero justification for running out of cash".

"but I'll never back one of his mis-managed projects ever again"
You backed this one? Then why are you so misinformed?

He got over 8x what he asked for, and still ran out of money.

That is total mis-management... cut and dry.

I signed up for a little 400k adventure game that his existing team could develop in 6 months. I did NOT sign up for some epic AAA adventure game where he goes off and hires people from all over the country, like bagel, and overspends to the point of the game not even being half done, and runs out of money. There is no misinformation nor justification for it.

The fiscal trust is broken. Period.

He should have made what he could out of the money he was given and the team he had... and then tried for a bigger kickstarter campaign to make a bigger game... and I would have backed that.
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week
7. Re: Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week Jan 10, 2014, 22:37 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Jan 10, 2014, 16:12:
wtf_man wrote on Jan 10, 2014, 15:31:
... and only a year and 3 months late for half the game!


Let us know when you game is done! Clocks tickin...


If I were making a game... I sure as fuck would follow through with my promises, instead of blowing the whole wad on bullshit and not even having half a game done. Especially if I got over 8x the amount of money that I asked for. There is zero justification for running out of cash and not even getting half the game done.

/shrug

Don't get me wrong... I respect Tim's earlier work, but I'll never back one of his mis-managed projects ever again.

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News Comments > Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week
1. Re: Broken Age Part 1 For Backers Next Week Jan 10, 2014, 15:31 wtf_man
 
... and only a year and 3 months late for half the game!

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
14. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 9, 2014, 09:41 wtf_man
 
For early adopters the PS4 has better hardware, is more consumer friendly (no paywall to use non gaming apps like netflix), is $100 less expensive, and has no forced spy-cam. You also have things like PS3 games getting streamed in the near future, etc.

It SHOULD be a no-brainer for most folks.

Then you have the early adopter folks that actually like the spy-cam / voice remote control and are willing to put up with the paywall, the extra price for the camera, and the less capable hardware... Freak ... ok, whatever. LOL

Bottom line is that it will really boil down to the exclusives in the longrun, that is if there are any real "killer ones". The fact that most AAA games will be on both consoles, makes that a difficult carrot to dangle in front of gamers.

So, we'll see what happens after 3 years or so.
 
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News Comments > Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Revealed
11. Re: Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen Revealed Jan 5, 2014, 10:46 wtf_man
 
It will be interesting to see if he can redeem himself from his previous disaster of running Sigil / Doping it up / Producing the utter shit release of Vanguard.

I'm skeptical. Forced grouping is pretty much dead, and he won't let that go. At the same time... he does have a great talent for making immersive worlds.

His chances at producing a success are slim... but we'll just have to see.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
24. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2014, 20:37 wtf_man
 
Task wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 16:24:
I assume if you handle security and enterprise patching, are you a System Admin? I've been trying to get my foot in the door for Analyst/Sys Admin in IT. I assume gaining certifications is handy?

We're big enough to have our own security section, so that is my primary focus, even though I'm still in the "systems section"... most of my other colleagues in our group are server and sans guys. then we have complete different sections for networking, desktop support, and application development. I manage all of our security products, and handle group policy, software deployments, handle tier 3 support, and develop powershell scripts for many of my duties.

I have certs, but most are expired. Basic certs do help your application / resume to be picked for an interview, however, as Creston said... experience is sought after more. There is a huge difference between classroom study and real life.

Advanced certs don't help much getting in the door unless someone is looking for a specialist. They do help for promotion, though.

The best way to get your foot in the door is to get on a help desk or PC tech in a medium sized enterprise. If you show that you know your stuff (Especially as a good troubleshooter / problem solver)... you should climb the ladder rather quickly (depending on positions available). Believe it or not... those two positions are the best to learn the infrastructure of the company, before moving up to something more prestigious and challenging.

Creston wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 18:16:
2 things about that

1) People who let their kids on their work PC should summarily be fired.
2) The reason that kind of shit gets past "enterprise AV" products is because 99% of the enterprises go for Symantec or McAfee, and both of them are beyond terrible. But the dipshit in every IT department who is in charge of such purchasing decisions (note, this is never someone who actually knows a single thing about security), knows the names McAfee and Symantec, ergo, Latin, they must be good.

I didn't exactly mean people let their kids on work PCs... I was trying to illustrate how easy it is for a fully patched modern os WITH AV can still get infected.

Enterprise AV endpoint products aren't any better than home ones, other than the benefit of central management. That said we don't run either Symantec nor McAfee.

Enterprise endpoint software is just another layer, like patching and 3rd party patching (Flash, Adobe Reader, Java, etc.).

I was referring more to a lot more layers that you find in a large enough enterprise... Next Generation Firewalls (Sonicwall, Palo Alto Networks, Juniper, etc.), Virtual Machine scanning honey pots to detect and block zero day malware on the fly (Fireeye), Internet Content Filtering (Barracuda, M86, iPrism, etc.), Geo-IP Blocking, Spam filter with av support (Barracuda), Elevated rights restricted by process, not user (Powerbroker for Windows), Instant machine state change remediation (Triumfant Resolution Manager), separating admin workstations off on their own administrative vlan vs. what regular workstations can access, 3 tier zones for servers facing the internet where the mid tier communicates through proxy on one port between the internal network and the DMZ, Monitoring all logs and alerting on anomalies with data analytics (SPLUNK), etc. etc. etc.

I could keep going. My point was... Home and Soho Windows 7 that is up to date and has an endpoint AV product... ain't all that secure.

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