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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Windows 8 Wikipedia page vandalized May 3, 2013, 09:36 wtf_man
 
Everyone hated Windows 8. The interface was useless, it looked like a drag queen on steroids.

/ROFL
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse May 2, 2013, 22:10 wtf_man
 
Who is tracking you across the Web?

Unfortunately, just about everyone that you don't want tracking you, is.
 
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News Comments > Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit
10. Re: Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit May 1, 2013, 10:01 wtf_man
 
From Rock Paper Shotgun:
the suit alleges that the review embargo lifting on the same day that the game was released meant that people who bought it before then would have no inclination that the demonstrations would not resemble the final game.

...The suit is seeking damages for people that bought the game before the release date.

There might be some teeth in the suit after all. Not much... but some. Definitely enough to run up attorneys fees for Sega and Gearbox.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation May 1, 2013, 09:30 wtf_man
 
Watch Dogs to arrive at PS4 launch

If I get a PS 4 that'll be good for a first console game. Of course the sweet thing is... I'd probably be able to demo it on gaikai first, before taking the plunge. If it is real good, I'll buy it for the PC for myself... and the PS4 for for myself and guests.

Same Disclaimer as last time... only IF the game can be played completely offline.
 
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News Comments > Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit
4. Re: Aliens Colonial Marines Lawsuit May 1, 2013, 09:17 wtf_man
 
Usually most are bashing the idiot that dares to sue a game company. This time, I guess we're rooting for the "alleged idiot"... even though we don't think He can win.

Since it's only one plaintiff... they might just settle out of court to avoid even more bad press. But then again... that might encourage others to sue too.

In this case, I'm glad someone had the balls to do it, though.
 
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News Comments > Respawn's Debut an MS Console Exclusive?
5. Re: Respawn's Debut an MS Console Exclusive? Apr 29, 2013, 20:43 wtf_man
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 29, 2013, 20:13:
Halo is still a strong franchise, same with Forza.

Which is weird for such a mediocre shooter, compared to the PC greats.
 
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News Comments > Watch_Dogs in November
11. Re: Watch_Dogs in November Apr 29, 2013, 15:30 wtf_man
 
I'm cautiously optimistic.

The gameplay definitely looks fantastic (given the past videos).

I'm leery about the inter-connected / social thing. I don't want to be constantly online, nor have some random asshat in my game. So I hope you can play the game entirely offline, if you wish, otherwise it is a no-sale for me.
 
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News Comments > Spamalot Unchained
15. Re: Spamalot Unchained Apr 27, 2013, 19:44 wtf_man
 
I don't have any interest in a pure RVR MMO, nor any faith in Mark Jacobs even if I did... so I'll pass.

 
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News Comments > Thief Production Issues?
25. Re: Thief Production Issues? Apr 27, 2013, 12:05 wtf_man
 
Overon wrote on Apr 27, 2013, 08:45:
Reform looking glass studios and give it to them to do it. Problem solved

Warren Spector - (Currently Available)
Tim Stellmach - (Vicarious Visions - Credited as Lead Designer of Thief I and II)
Doug Church - Valve
Randy Smith - Edge Magazine
Ken Levine - Irrational Games

And that's just the primary designers, or infulencing folks, if you will. There's still more designers and way more technical / artist personnel.
Uh... good luck with that. It would be easier for a GOOD fan group to reboot the IP, like what Interceptor Entertainment was going to do for Duke Nuke 'Em 3D and the incredible job they are currently doing for Rise of The Triad. (Go to the site and watch the dev diary videos... just awesome)

This comment was edited on Apr 27, 2013, 12:33.
 
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News Comments > XCOM Now The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, a TPS Due in August
23. Re: XCOM Now The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, a TPS Due in August Apr 26, 2013, 15:33 wtf_man
 
jimnms wrote on Apr 26, 2013, 15:20:
Soulburner wrote on Apr 26, 2013, 12:14:
Third person shooter? Back when it was a first person shooter I thought it was very interesting. Now... I don't.

That was pretty much my thoughts when I saw they were switching to 3rd person.

Ditto
 
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News Comments > EA Partners to Close?
24. Re: EA Partners to Close? Apr 25, 2013, 15:40 wtf_man
 
RollinThundr wrote on Apr 25, 2013, 12:55:
uses drm that everyone and their mother cries holy hell when any other publisher uses it, it's ok for Valve though.

I play my games in offline mode with the Wireless NIC turned off.
Most other company's DRM doesn't allow that. (although some like UPlay have, recently)

The only thing I hate about Steam is that it will make me go online once a month for updates and shit. When I say stay offline... I fricken mean stay offline.

As for Origin... I'll be damned if I'd let EA datamine me.
 
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News Comments > EA Partners to Close?
6. Re: EA Partners to Close? Apr 25, 2013, 09:39 wtf_man
 
RollinThundr wrote on Apr 25, 2013, 09:29:
I still think the industry is heading for another '84 type crash before long.

That was mainly the coin-op gaming industry.
People quit going to arcades because of PCs and Consoles.

I was busy gaming on my Apple II back then, and my non-computer pals were playing / trading vast amounts of Atari 2600 games by that point. Who was going to go down to the local arcade and spend a ton of quarters?

PC gaming stayed above and rose from the ashes of that "crash".
 
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News Comments > NY Times on 38 Studios
6. Re: NY Times on 38 Studios Apr 22, 2013, 10:31 wtf_man
 
I was just pokin' at him... nudge nudge wink wink knowwhatimean?

That said... I'd rather see someone responsible for a multi-billion dollar company get paid stupidly, than an athlete or a Hollywood celebrity with the "double digit IQ". That's just fricken wrong.
 
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News Comments > NY Times on 38 Studios
4. Re: NY Times on 38 Studios Apr 22, 2013, 10:17 wtf_man
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 22, 2013, 10:14:
Shocking eh? Someone who spent their entire life playing baseball not being a good businessman / CEO. Certainly it's possible he could have done both well, but not surprising in any way that he couldn't.

This.

There is a reason why most CEOs make a stupid amount of money... not that Cutter would agree.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 19, 2013, 15:46 wtf_man
 
BitWraith wrote on Apr 19, 2013, 10:54:
These [Windows 8] stories are so full of it. When Vista was released, all the nerds fell all over themselves on the internet bitching about how terrible it was. So, Microsoft reboxes it and sells it as Windows 7, and all of a sudden everyone loves it.

Vista distaste had nothing to do with the UI. It was the under the hood changes that made it a bloated and incompatible mess, much like Windows ME, especially in the enterprise... it was non-deployable.

7 is FIXED Vista, which is why it was accepted. Again, nothing to do with the UI. Yes there were some UI tweaks, but getting rid of the runtime bloat, and the much improved compatibility with legacy applications is what made 7 a success over Vista.

8 has nice under the hood changes, but most folks DON'T LIKE the new UI. You can justify what the start screen is supposed to be all you want, that doesn't change the fact that people DON'T LIKE IT. PERIOD. The ones that do are in the minority. The market has spoken with their wallets.

 
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News Comments > Bethesda Unveils The Evil Within
8. Re: Bethesda Unveils The Evil Within Apr 19, 2013, 10:10 wtf_man
 
I could do a Penumbra / Undying Hybrid. That would be cool.

As long as it isn't one of these ridiculous waves of zombies coming at you. I haven't played a single one of those. I just don't have the interest.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 19, 2013, 10:00 wtf_man
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 19, 2013, 09:52:
PC Manufacturers without tablets or mobile devices angry they didn't release a tablet or mobile device - blame it on Windows 8.

That's my version of the headline.

Seriously, if your big sales push relies on somebody else to hype up the entire industry you'll just have to take the lumps that are handed to you.

Uh... Windows 8 tablets aren't doing so hot either, nor are the phones. And I'm not talking about just MS Surface... Dell and others make Windows 8 Tablets too (we have a few at work for testing).

While there are some folks that like the Live Tile Interface (regardless of the platform), It seems most folks DO NOT.

I don't even care for it on a phone. It just doesn't grab me. Granted, it's nowhere near as bad as it is on a non-touch Desktop... but I don't like the layout, nor having all my "icons" spew different things at once. So, for me personally, it's absolutely horrid on the desktop, and mediocre, at best, on touch devices. Mediocre, ain't going to get them any significant market share.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda's Almost Done Teasing
5. Re: Bethesda's Almost Done Teasing Apr 18, 2013, 22:26 wtf_man
 
Teddy wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 22:17:
Evidently a new survival horror IP by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami.

Link here

New IP?
Who would have thunk!
 
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News Comments > Team Bondi Closed?
3. Re: Team Bondi Closed? Apr 18, 2013, 09:30 wtf_man
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Apr 18, 2013, 09:12:
I had no idea they were still open. I thought they went under after LA Noire and he started a new company for this new game everyone knew wasn't coming out. Yeah, the guy's a scumbag and deserves to fail.

According to wikipedia, they were liquidated and the IP went to Rockstar. I think it's fair to say they really closed a couple of years ago, whether Brendan and a handful of others kept the name or not. Keeping the name was probably the mistake that kept them from getting new funding.
 
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News Comments > Another Bethesda Mini-Tease
8. Re: Another Bethesda Mini-Tease Apr 17, 2013, 15:33 wtf_man
 
Cram wrote on Apr 17, 2013, 14:09:
A brief summary of the information out there so far hinting to Wolfenstein.

I stand corrected from the previous thread... I didn't know that Zenimax bought Machinegames, so that studio was not on my list.

But yeah... it looks like Wolfenstien for sure... although I have no clue what burning sunflowers have to do with it... unless it's a reference to the flame-thrower.
 
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