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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2014, 15:39 wtf_man
 
Well, if it had Photoshop CS6 (No cloud shit), and if wine worked perfectly with every Windows game (including ones coming out), with minor performance loss... I'd switch in a heartbeat.

As it stands now... I have a Windows 7 Box for gaming only, and an iMac for everything else, which is kind of funny from someone that has to support 1600+ Windows workstations and 200+ Windows servers.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 18, 2014, 15:29 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 09:09:
Alternative headline: Microsoft explains how Kinect it's stupid fucking camera hobbled xbones power.


Yeah... but even the 10% boost isn't enough to compete with the PS4's 30%-50% performance advantage.

There are still developers that are going to either reduce the resolution compared to the PS4, or disable some eye candy, to get acceptable frame rates.

I know everyone says it's the games that matter and not the hardware... but when the majority of the games are on both platforms... the Hardware matters... especially for $100 less (or even the same price without the Kinect).
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Delayed Again
23. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Delayed Again Jun 13, 2014, 15:32 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 12:31:
But a publisher also wouldn't approach a dev with a clear goal for a game, ask for a deadline, then a month later add 10 stretch goals to it and demand it still be delivered on the same release date. (well... a reasonable one wouldn't, anyway.)

Which is basically what some people are saying...

I don't buy that as an excuse.

Stretch goals aren't part of the initial pitch, so the people that contributed before stretch goals were posted, are screwed, if there is a huge addition to development time.

Stretch goals shouldn't be so lofty in the first place, that they add large amounts of development time. They're chasing "dollars / more backers" for minor features, yet encumber themselves exponentially. (Which probably equates to costing more than they collected for the feature).

It's stupidity.... from a business perspective.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2014, Part 6
3. Re: It Came from E3 2014, Part 6 Jun 13, 2014, 10:15 wtf_man
 
MajorD wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 10:13:
nin wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 09:49:
Spencer explains why Microsoft didn't bring Windows games to E3.

"When we're doing gaming strategy, gaming focus inside the company, that's my job. I think in a lot of ways, you could argue gaming on Windows has never been more healthy in that the biggest of the big franchises, League of Legends, World of Tanks, those things dwarf a lot of what we're doing in this console space in terms of users and monetization. They're all on PC."

"For us, E3 is a console show and an Xbox show, and for us as Microsoft, Xbox is our gaming brand, and it's the thing we can fill an arena like this, we get millions of people to watch us on TV and we show our games and it's a brand that people care about."

I don't know where to start, frankly...


Jackass! I'll start there.


Yup.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Delayed Again
18. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Delayed Again Jun 13, 2014, 09:17 wtf_man
 
Number of Kickstarters I have received on time. ZERO.
Number of kickstarters I have received within a year of the initial projected date. ZERO.

That's just with my piddly $20-$30 pledges.

Imagine a publisher investing millions.
While I don't think publisher's should have creative say... they definitely should be able to demand reasonable deadlines.

And so far, I can't think of one single developer that can adhere to one... even when they set their own.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 6, 2014, 09:34 wtf_man
 
"Snowden is a traitor because I can't make as much money off American tech products anymore... nevermind that government spying on their own citizens stuff... that's irrelevant"

That's pretty much what I got out of that article.

Unfortunately, even though I'm American, any tech company that has supported warrant-less surveillance in any way shape or form, deserves what it gets.

The problem is... innocent companies will suffer as well. That's not Snowden's fault... it's Washington's.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record
10. Re: Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record Jun 3, 2014, 15:39 wtf_man
 
Not buying it until I hear the controls are fixed for the PC. - Specifically Mouse and Keyboard for driving.

I fricken hate controllers so much that I plan to put a XIM4 on my PS4, when it comes out.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs PC Performance Patch Plans
7. Re: Watch Dog PC Performance Patch Plans May 30, 2014, 09:30 wtf_man
 
Kind of funny that the PC was supposedly the lead platform when the game was first announced.

That said... stupidly high-res textures for most folks that only have 1080p monitors... probably the high setting is good enough (for textures, and leave everything else ultra).

Heck... my GTX680 only has 2GB.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse May 29, 2014, 13:36 wtf_man
 
Prez wrote on May 29, 2014, 13:13:
Julio wrote on May 29, 2014, 11:58:
So is the plan to force workforce diversity everywhere? Hiring people because of their race (whatever it is) is wrong. Are we going to have diversity quotas for the NBA players too?

Careful! Let's not open that can of worms!

I say 2 of the 5 on the court have to be Midgets, and one must play Center!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse May 29, 2014, 09:22 wtf_man
 
From the first update...

As you can see, it was an emotional moment. We all dreamed and believed we could hit $1,000,000 in the 35 days of the campaign… but never, ever did we imagine you would get us there in 11 hours.

That's pretty fricken fast!
Congrats!
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Login Issues
11. Re: Watch Dogs Login Issues May 27, 2014, 22:42 wtf_man
 
Frijoles wrote on May 27, 2014, 21:21:
wtf_man wrote on May 27, 2014, 21:14:
Uhhh... people weren't smart enough to immediately go into uplay's offline mode after activation? That's what I did for Far Cry 3.

Do the online "invasion" things (whatever they're called) work if it's in offline mode? Or is that just UPlay that goes offline while leaving Watch Dogs online?

Well...since I wouldn't want some random jackass interfering with my game while I'm trying to figure it out... I assumed that most people would want to initially play without the multi-player.... which would also give Ubi time to get their shit straight.

 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Login Issues
5. Re: Watch Dogs Login Issues May 27, 2014, 21:14 wtf_man
 
Uhhh... people weren't smart enough to immediately go into uplay's offline mode after activation? That's what I did for Far Cry 3.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Watch Dogs; First Reviews
45. Re: Ships Ahoy - Watch Dogs; First Reviews May 27, 2014, 15:36 wtf_man
 
Dagnamit wrote on May 27, 2014, 10:25:
TangledThorns wrote on May 27, 2014, 10:20:
Yakubs wrote on May 27, 2014, 10:14:
It's bad enough that every imagination-deficient American is naming their poor kid Aiden these days -- now imagination-deficient game developers are naming their characters Aiden too?

Unfortunately names are trendy here in the States but its nowhere near as bad as the Middle East where every boy is named Mohammed or Osama.

whoa. 9/10. the intentional misunderstanding of middle-eastern naming conventions was subtle and the Osama thrown in for fuel added just a touch of spice. nice work.

That's ok... I always thought they were all named "Hoch-Ptui"!
Ra-dum-dum... Tsss!
SILENCE! I KEEL YOU!

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Cralorn Launches
8. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Cralorn Launches May 23, 2014, 21:36 wtf_man
 
Ash wrote on May 23, 2014, 15:14:
Does anyone plays & enjoys this game?
My beta play-through felt extremely hollow.

Yes... playing and enjoying.

Taking my time and enjoying the journey, just hit level 47 and I've been in since early access, and I'm mostly duo-ing with a friend.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Videos
5. Re: Watch Dogs Videos May 23, 2014, 09:53 wtf_man
 
The Conan thing is pretty funny.  
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News Comments > ZeniMax Sues Oculus
6. Re: ZeniMax Sues Oculus May 21, 2014, 23:36 wtf_man
 
DangerDog wrote on May 21, 2014, 21:50:
I wonder how much money Zeni paid for id Software, while Carmack was only responsible for the tech side of things it seems the value of that purchase went down exponentially as soon as Carmack left.

Well... that's the bottom line of why they're pissed, isn't it?

~ Buy iD for a shitload.
~ Carmack puts out a Shit engine for a shit game (Rage).
~ Carmack leaves (which is mostly what iD was) and the money Zenimax spent to acquire iD is mostly down the shitter except for some IPs (Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein, etc.)

Zenimax CEO (Robert Altman, who married to Lynda Carter) is actually an Attorney. So, I'm guessing he's pretty pissed off at Carmack.

Whether they have a case or not... I don't know... especially since it doesn't look like the last few litigations went all that well for them.. like the Interplay thing.... and jumping on the minecraft guy for daring to use the word "scrolls" in a game title.

Maybe they don't care if they win, and just want to make Carmack's life miserable, for leaving.

/shrug

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 19, 2014, 13:08 wtf_man
 
Tim Collins wrote on May 19, 2014, 10:52:
Win9 subscription...good luck with that haha.

Actually.... if they make the deployment and updating enterprise friendly (Unlike Office 365), Businesses may go that route for the constant upgrades.

To be clear... I'm talking Office 365, not Office 2013... while the programs are the same (Word, Excel, etc) and they are both local installations on the workstation... the licensing, deployment, and updating are totally different.

On a consumer level though... yeah, bad idea, unless it's really cheap, and one always wants the latest product.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation May 19, 2014, 09:52 wtf_man
 
40 percent of PS4, Wii U, Xbox One power usage comes in standby mode, report says.

Well Duh. 8 hours of work and 8 hours of sleep + other hours of not being on the TV... makes for a lot of "standby mode".

Crytek: 8GB RAM Will be a Limiting Factor For PS4-Xbox One Development.

Uhhh... modern PC Games don't even us 8GB. 2GB Max per 32-bit Windows process (Usually 1 process per application, although that is starting to change) + and most video cards are using 1GB-2GB for 1080p.

8GB minus the OS, should be fricken plenty.

Granted, PS4 is using some 64 *nix as a base OS, and the Applications are native 64 Bit... but when you compare to what a PC can do with 4GB and 1GB Video card... I'd say Crytek has some room to play with.

Unless they're talking 4k... which is stupid for this generation's hardware, even though PS4 and XBone claim that ability. In that case... it's not just memory that's the limitation... the APU's are too weak.
 
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News Comments > Interceptor Drops a Bombshell
10. Re: Interceptor Drops a Bombshell May 15, 2014, 10:12 wtf_man
 
I must be mellowing in my old age.

I don't have any interest in it, but it still "looks" ok to me.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
7. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup May 14, 2014, 15:21 wtf_man
 
gsilver wrote on May 14, 2014, 11:04:
I just may jump into this one.

I played the demo last year, and it was a ton of fun, and besides, who doesn't want to be Neo? I'd really like to play a full game of it.

Uh... wasn't that what the first Max Payne was supposed to be, with bullet-time?
 
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