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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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News Comments > Ron Gilbert's Hypothetical Monkey Island Dreams
1. Re: Ron Gilbert's Hypothetical Monkey Island Dreams Apr 17, 2013, 09:34 wtf_man
 
He's right.
All Monkey Islands after 2, do not exist.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Tease
22. Re: Bethesda Tease Apr 17, 2013, 09:17 wtf_man
 
Cram wrote on Apr 17, 2013, 03:09:
I would really love another Wolfenstein.

Wasn't there a post a couple months back, a rumor that one of the teams at Zenimax were making a new Wolfenstein for next gen based on modified Tech5?

Well, if it's not Fallout, and it's not another Elder Scrolls, it's not being made by Bethesda Games Studios, and has nothing to do with the recent announcement of moving on from Skyrim.

That said, The only other Studios are Arkane, iD, and Zenimax Online Studios... and the parent company of all of them (including Bethsesda Game Studios) is Zenimax. Any other studios are basically sub-contractors for a specific game (usually not an in-house IP) and/or being Published by Bethesda Softworks.

The Publishing Arm is "Bethesda Softworks".

So...
It's not Bethesda Game Studios (Fallout / Elder Scrolls)
It's not Zenimax Online Studios (The Elder Srcolls Online)
It's not Arkane Studios (Dishnored)

That leaves iD (Rage, Doom, Quake, and Wolfenstein)
or
Some subcontracted studio for a non-in-house-IP (Like Terminator, Bethesda bought the rights to the license at that time) / or "just publishing" some game for some non-in-house studio (Like Sea Dogs for Akella).

EDIT: Although, in the past Wolfensteins were sub-contracted out by iD... whether that practice is still in place, or Zenimax will make iD earn their keep on their own, remains to be seen.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 16, 2013, 20:06 wtf_man
 
Finally!! Consoles get some antiailiasing!  
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News Comments > Rise of the Triad Multiplayer Footage
18. Re: Rise of the Triad Multiplayer Footage Apr 16, 2013, 20:03 wtf_man
 
Reckless wrote on Apr 16, 2013, 18:13:
ROTT is officially licensed and is nothing to do with Gearbox so I don't imagine that any success will have a bearing on D3D reloaded.

I couldn't get into ROTT originally but this looks very good.

I know the ROTT IP has nothing to do with Gearbox.
I meant, since These guys started on D3 Reloaded, and had to put the kabosh on it... maybe if ROTT does well enough, it will make Gearbox open up the doors for D3 Reloaded.
 
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News Comments > Bethesda Tease
19. Re: Bethesda Tease Apr 16, 2013, 19:59 wtf_man
 
I'm guessing Wolfenstein too, since they said it wasn't Fallout.  
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News Comments > Rise of the Triad Multiplayer Footage
13. Re: Rise of the Triad Multiplayer Footage Apr 16, 2013, 15:31 wtf_man
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Apr 16, 2013, 12:56:
It's funny because the same people behind the ROTT remake got their start with Duke Nukem Reloaded, which was notoriously fucked over by crafty Gearbox lawyers and Randy Pitchford. They worked more than a year on an officially sanctioned Duke 3D remake only to find out from Gearbox the license they signed never said they could publicly release the game at any time in the future.

I guess the Duke IP went from the frying pan into the fire, eh?

Maybe if ROTT is successful enough Gearbox will let them do Duke 3D.
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Triad Multiplayer Footage
2. Re: Rise of the Triad Multiplayer Footage Apr 16, 2013, 09:42 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Apr 16, 2013, 09:38:
I was incredibly skeptical about this reboot, but I have to say what they're doing looks really fun.

Ditto

Now if someone would do this to Duke 3D and Doom 1 and 2.

EDIT: That Lava level about 12 mintes in is pretty cool!

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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Stretch Goals in Play
5. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Stretch Goals in Play Apr 15, 2013, 20:28 wtf_man
 
Yeah, that's what I thought. Thanks.  
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin Stretch Goals in Play
3. Re: Divinity: Original Sin Stretch Goals in Play Apr 15, 2013, 20:16 wtf_man
 
Is the single player solo, or do you have to have a fricken AI tag-along?  
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News Comments > EA Ending Three Social Games
25. Re: EA Ending Three Social Games Apr 15, 2013, 15:46 wtf_man
 
ASeven wrote on Apr 15, 2013, 12:35:
Thank goodness the indies have risen.

Amen!
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to "Next Adventure"
39. Re: Skyrim Development Ends; Bethesda on to Apr 15, 2013, 15:36 wtf_man
 
zombiefan wrote on Apr 15, 2013, 12:01:
I just hope their next major project isn't the shitty MMO they're trying to make.

Completely different Studio is making the MMO (ZeniMax Online Studios)

The Single Player games are made by Bethesda Game Studios.

Whether the next project is another Elder Scrolls, or another Fallout, is unknown at this time.
 
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News Comments > EA Ending Three Social Games
6. Re: EA Ending Three Social Games Apr 15, 2013, 10:17 wtf_man
 
Well... if they are only being paid per ad hit... like YouTube pays a couple bucks per 1000 video hits... then probably there needs to be huge activity before the game can generate a profit. So once activity drops below a certain threshold, it probably starts losing money as EA has to pay whomever maintains the code, etc.

I don't know how the model works, nor how Facebook pays for the games.
The above was just a guess on my part.
...not that I really care about Facebook, social games, nor EA.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: More Big Picture Details Apr 13, 2013, 12:02 wtf_man
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 13, 2013, 11:49:
Unless you live in the boonies, you should still be able to put up an antenna and get all the local stations in HD. So there is the majority of your current and news.

Yes, I could do that too... but it's not worth the bombardment of commercials (I really despise ads... especially a shitload of them being forced upon me), nor having to adjust my schedule to watch shows. As for local news... browsing the local station and paper articles works fine.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 13, 2013, 10:23 wtf_man
 
Cord cut since 2007, and have never looked back.

Not paying $70+ for 60 basic channels of complete garbage, that are mostly commercials, and not having to adjust my schedule to watch the shows I want to watch... is bliss.

I don't care about new shows or being current with broadcasts. Eventually most of them get streamed one way or another. For Example, I catch up on the Muscle Car and Horsepower shows on powerblocktv.com. Yeah they insert a few 30 second commercials here and there... but it is nowhere near as bad as the broadcast on the Spike TV channel... 17 min of show, 13 min of commercials. That's almost 50% commercials and it is fucking ridiculous.

$10 + Internet connection I was already paying for... no commercials (on netflix)... watch what I want, when I want. Can't beat it, if you don't care about new shows or current broadcasts.

I just got my wife's parents to cord cut a few months ago... we bought them a Roku for Christmas and set it up for them, within a week they bought another for their living room, and then a 3rd (for the grand children - spare bedroom) within another 2 weeks, and killed their satellite. They love it, and with the money they saved, they boosted their internet connection speed from 15mb to 30mb to accommodate the 3 units if they were all running at once.... and still had change left over.

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