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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2013, 21:09 wtf_man
 
I'm 31 minutes into the latest episode... they just started discussing the scope problem.

I'm not happy about the delay either... but it all meshes with Tim designing way too much game for the budget he got. And really... I didn't sign up for what I'd consider to be a AAA scoped adventure game. Like I said... I can understand them wanting to enhance it since they got 3M vs. 400K... but it's like Tim was in a candy store and went totally overboard. So, yeah... I'm very disappointed in him. I think they would have done better with something more reasonably scoped, in order to get a better name for themselves, and more of their other projects sold. They blew it, for the most part, IMO.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2013, 20:48 wtf_man
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 20:36:
You were mistaken then. The game was significantly ramped up during the very successful Kickstarter and this was communicated in the updates. You should've got out then if you were only interested in a short Adventure game.

IMO, "ramped-up" != Running out of money and not even having half a game, yet.

They got over 8x more than what they asked for. That doesn't mean make 16x more game.

I'm more pissed about them running out of money than another delay. Sorry, to me that is majorly irresponsible.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Consolidation
39. Re: Independence Day Consolidation Jul 4, 2013, 19:50 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 19:24:
Redmask wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 19:12:
They haven't been hiding their intentions here but you go on and pick that nit. There are several other examples. Face it, the Xbox One is being built as an advertising platform as much as it is for any other function. It's literally built into every major feature front in the system.

That video is disgusting. And who on early would want "friends" who spam you with ads? It's like marketings wet dream, but has no basis in reality. There's no way in hell I'd pass along an ad to my friends, as I value them a million times more than some stupid assed advertising. And I know they wouldn't appreciate it (hell, I wouldn't), so I would never do it.

That video made me want to throw up. Puke
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2013, 19:30 wtf_man
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 15:33:
I asked this in the other thread... Is there anyone upset about how Broken Age is going that actually backed the project?

Yep.

I'm one.

I didn't catch your post in the other thread. I think I sufficiently explained why I'm upset in the other thread, so there is no need to re-hash it.

And yes... if I could get a refund, I would take it.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Consolidation
36. Re: Independence Day Consolidation Jul 4, 2013, 19:11 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 17:57:
Hmm, they're out of the infamous second son bundle, it seems. I'd rather buy Watch Dogs on the PC.

Choices choices... Anyways, thanks nin.

Creston

I got the Watch Dogs Bundle... and I still plan on getting for the PC.
Might do some multiplayer with the person in the living room, while I'm on the PC... and they will get utterly PWND!

Besides... I figure it's a good game to learn how to use a controller on.... since I haven't gamed on a console (more than a couple of minutes) since the first Nintendo.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Consolidation
12. Re: Independence Day Consolidation Jul 4, 2013, 12:40 wtf_man
 
Verno wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 12:08:
What is being subsidized by Xbox subscriptions?

Their Fart Cloud that datamines you even more.

They're not just selling ads... they're selling your info... and you are paying them to do it.

Seriously, anybody that buys one of these things is an utter fucking retard.
The NSA would cum in their pants if this thing was in every household.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
32. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 3, 2013, 14:38 wtf_man
 
Who cares about her freaking last name? She's a destroyer of User Interfaces that keeps moving up the chain because Ballmer is a fucking IDIOT.  
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News Comments > Broken Age Budget Tight: Steam Early Access Planned
45. Re: Broken Age Budget Tight: Steam Early Access Planned Jul 3, 2013, 14:29 wtf_man
 
Jensen wrote on Jul 3, 2013, 13:26:
As far as I know, Kickstarter doesn't let you set a release date based on the amount of money you receive, or set any sort of flexible release date. That is more of a problem with Kickstarter than this project.

I'm not talking about a firm release date. I'm talking about what was "pitched" in order to get you to back the project.

It was pitched as an old school point and click adventure that would only need 400k because it wasn't going to be AAA. Therefore October of 2012 was a fair estimate. They got extra money and wanted to enhance it... fine... Spring 2013 was a fair estimate. (THEY set these estimates, not me). Now we learn that they designed it so overblown (Like a AAA title) that they ran out of money.

NOBODY asked for a AAA title, nor expected one. (Let alone a AAA schedule and budget). This is NOT what was pitched.

Having no plan doesn't excuse the scopecreep.

If they put out a nice little adventure game like they originally intended.... and had it out within a reasonable amount of time within their estimates.. I'd be backing almost any Double Fine project. Now, I won;'t back any more. The trust was broken, IMO.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 3, 2013, 09:43 wtf_man
 
Julie Larson-Green 'poised to become next Xbox One boss

Brought us the Ribbon and Tiles.

/facepalm
 
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News Comments > Broken Age Budget Tight: Steam Early Access Planned
39. Re: Broken Age Budget Tight: Steam Early Access Planned Jul 3, 2013, 09:23 wtf_man
 
Even though I like Tim, and I'm sure that the game will have his famous humor... I find this extremely disappointing, and probably won't ever back a Double Fine project again.

The original game was supposed to be out fall of last year, then got delayed to spring of this year. That was the scope that was pitched. Designing something so huge, running out of money, and delivering half a game 6 months from now is completely and utterly irresponsible.

Oh well. Lesson learned.
 
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News Comments > Report: Don Mattrick Leaving Microsoft for Zynga
32. Re: Report: Don Mattrick Leaving Microsoft for Zynga Jul 1, 2013, 19:48 wtf_man
 
SectorEffector wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 19:10:
I could be wrong, it's not official. It certainly is seems more official than this "buy a 360" slughead.

I was only saying that EA was looking at him as a possibility... not that they were trying to hire him for sure.

Perhaps just as interesting was the revelation that “interestingly, Mattrick has also been on the short list of the top execs being considered to run Electronic Arts.” EA has been without a permanent CEO since John Riccitiello stepped down, leaving longtime Xbox, Sega and industry executive (and current EA Chief Operating Officer) Peter Moore temporarily in charge.
Don Mattrick Leaving Microsoft...
 
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News Comments > Report: Don Mattrick Leaving Microsoft for Zynga
26. Re: Report: Don Mattrick Leaving Microsoft for Zynga Jul 1, 2013, 17:37 wtf_man
 
SectorEffector wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 15:53:
He already has been at EA
"Mattrick served in a variety of leadership positions at Electronic Arts and prior to his retirement in 2006"

We're talking CEO at EA, though.
 
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News Comments > Report: Don Mattrick Leaving Microsoft for Zynga
19. Re: Report: Don Mattrick Leaving Microsoft for Zynga Jul 1, 2013, 15:47 wtf_man
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 15:32:
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 1, 2013, 15:26:
Goes from one sinking ship to another. About as stupid ass a move as I can think of. Of course he is not that bright to start with and Zynga people are not much better.

He didn't have much choice in the matter, he was on the chopping block anyway.

Well according some articles... he was in negotiation for this move before Ballmer's "restructure", and Zynga favors him for a track record of turning companies around. Also, I guess even EA was considering him.

I tend to hope things were accelerated since his "get a 360" comment.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 28, 2013, 20:26 wtf_man
 
Xbox One exec: Hardware specs are "meaningless."

Uh... no... they aren't. (Of course it takes PC gamers to see through this bullshit)

Anyone that knows squat about graphics cards knows that the more memory bandwidth the better. If you take a budget video card with DDR3 vs. the exact same gpu and clocks with GDDR5.... the latter video card is about twice as fast.

For the just the GPU... 68 GB/s vs. 176 GB/s (+30% more gpu cores) is a fucking spanking.

Graphics performance,alone, for the PS4 should be about 2.5x over the Xbox one.

Then... lets get into the fact XBox one is running 3 OS's and sucking up 3GB of RAM for those OS's... on just as weak AMD APU-CPU's as the PS4.

Oh... but there's the cloud that gives you 4 Xbones in one!!!
...Not if I fucking play offline 90% of the time.

Bottom line... PS4 has way more potential for better visuals... unfortunately we'll probably only see them in the exclusives, since the multi-platform titles will go for the lowest common denominator.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 27, 2013, 09:46 wtf_man
 
Unless one is a total fanboy or one really finds the exclusives on the MS platform better... I'm not sure why anyone would choose it over a PS4. Forgetting the stupid camera for a second (which mostly covers the price difference)... PS4 has stronger internals and doesn't charge you to use apps. Those two things alone, make it a better choice. I guess there are some people that just have to have fricken Halo.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 26, 2013, 21:18 wtf_man
 
From what I'm reading in the reviews of the preview... 8.1 seems a bit more palatable for desktop users since you can boot to desktop, change start screen to "all apps view" for the start button (basically a start menu), disable the top hot corners, access stuff like shutown easier, etc. etc.

I still don't like the flat look and miss Aero... but that's not a huge deal to me.

I will give the new 8.1 preview a relavant fair shot of testing, before I bag on what potentially still may not be enough tweaks.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 26, 2013, 10:04 wtf_man
 
Verno wrote on Jun 26, 2013, 09:19:
Microsoft was responsive because they were getting slaughtered in retail preorders, they actually tried to double down on this bullshit until the numbers started coming in. It had nothing to do with listening to concerns.

Bingo.

The big e-tailer polls, and late night talk show stuff making the negative press viral to mainstream news (instead of just noisy protesting gamers and "gamesite news"), helped too.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
20. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 25, 2013, 09:11 wtf_man
 
DuckDuckGo 90% of the time. Google 10% when the Duck doesn't give me what I want.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 24, 2013, 21:45 wtf_man
 
The XBox One is "Amazingly Terrible".... Bing is "sort of" right.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 24, 2013, 14:18 wtf_man
 
Verno wrote on Jun 24, 2013, 13:29:
Ballmer is the one initiating the restructuring so it is doubtful he would be cast out unless the board is seriously displeased.

Right.

I think whatever they do, they're too late. Microsoft has become fairly irrelevant except for the Enterprise. As for their cloud future... we have States like Massachusetts going to Google instead... so even their Office Products are starting to take a hit. Bing is pretty much a failure, Zune is a failure, Windows 8 Tablets are a failure, Windows 8 is a failure, Vista was a failure, The MS Stores are a failure, The Online App Store is a failure, Xbox One was swirling the toilet bowl until they reversed their DRM Policy...

Bottom line is that most of those things were too late... and radically changing the company now... is basically too late... unless they could get a Super CEO that could pull the company up... which ain't happening anytime soon.
 
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