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Nickname ViRGE
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Signed On Dec 16, 2003, 17:42
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News Comments > Strike Vector Free Content Released
3. Re: Strike Vector Free Content Released Feb 28, 2014, 20:14 ViRGE
 
I keep meaning to look into this game, but never get around to it. How is it?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 28, 2014, 16:43 ViRGE
 
gray wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 12:14:
ViRGE wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 09:06:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 08:39:
Can't help but think this is a less than subtle push to force people to upgrade.
I'm sure it'll be a popular theory, but I don't adhere to it. Most likely the only game seeing any real traffic is Pokemon B&W2. There are a lot of other great games on that list, but not games that have a large player base several years down the road.

The problem with games in general is that the player bases taper off after about a year. Which means supporting servers for only a very small number of people. Though it would be nice to get an idea of what those costs were; I really don't get how it isn't viable to stuff the server on a heavily oversubscribed virtual machine and call it a day.

The solution being to use a dedicated server model.
Er, these are dedicated servers...
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Movie Plans
13. Re: Minecraft Movie Plans Feb 28, 2014, 12:02 ViRGE
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 09:17:
There have been over 100 films, feature length or otherwise, based on video games. This news is neither surprising or unexpected.

Before you check out the link of which games have been so treated, answer this: Has Warcraft been made into a feature film?

Video game films (Wiki)
That reminds me. Where the heck is the English release of Ace Attorney? I don't care how bad it is, I still want to see it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 28, 2014, 09:06 ViRGE
 
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 08:39:
Can't help but think this is a less than subtle push to force people to upgrade.
I'm sure it'll be a popular theory, but I don't adhere to it. Most likely the only game seeing any real traffic is Pokemon B&W2. There are a lot of other great games on that list, but not games that have a large player base several years down the road.

The problem with games in general is that the player bases taper off after about a year. Which means supporting servers for only a very small number of people. Though it would be nice to get an idea of what those costs were; I really don't get how it isn't viable to stuff the server on a heavily oversubscribed virtual machine and call it a day.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Movie Plans
3. Re: Minecraft Movie Plans Feb 28, 2014, 09:01 ViRGE
 
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 08:48:
Darks wrote on Feb 28, 2014, 08:42:
Kids CGI movie, maybe, live action no!

(re live action) I'm having flashbacks to the Battleship trailer, and imagining this as a gritty, LOST knockoff (and not in a good way).

Not that I think notch would go for that...or at least I hope not.

Notch's eyes are bigger than his stomach (as it were), but he's not dumb. The biggest risk is a Minecraft movie overextending itself, rather than being an absurd, gritty take on what's an E rated video game.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite DLC to Add 1998 Mode
5. Re: BioShock Infinite DLC to Add 1998 Mode Feb 27, 2014, 20:01 ViRGE
 
Draugr wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 19:10:
ViRGE wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 18:59:
Drayth wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 18:51:
Love the logo
I thought it was an allusion to the Tomb Raider box. But that was 1996.

I think its supposed to resemble the 'Thief' box.
Ahh, so it is. The only version of the Thief box I was familiar with was the square one. But they reused the Tomb Raider trapezoid for Thief at one point too.

Thief box
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 27, 2014, 19:00 ViRGE
 
Losing a tax credit is not a tax hike, no matter how many times you repeat it.

"New US R&D tax credit laws no longer cover video game studios" would be a far more accurate headline.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite DLC to Add 1998 Mode
2. Re: BioShock Infinite DLC to Add 1998 Mode Feb 27, 2014, 18:59 ViRGE
 
Drayth wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 18:51:
Love the logo
I thought it was an allusion to the Tomb Raider box. But that was 1996.
 
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News Comments > Trials Fusion in April
1. Re: Trials Fusion in April Feb 26, 2014, 20:50 ViRGE
 
Trials is a fun enough game. But I'll fully admit I can't understand buying the various sequels. Once you've played one game they all start running together rather quickly.  
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News Comments > Meet the Flockers
2. Re: Meet the Flockers Feb 26, 2014, 20:44 ViRGE
 
"This is the most important game we've worked on in over a decade,"

And you couldn't be bothered to think of an original title?
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users
7. Re: Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users Feb 25, 2014, 22:20 ViRGE
 
Fletch wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 20:30:
ViRGE wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 18:27:
Here's a question: if you can't play Minecraft without purchasing the game, what's the point of registering?
To play the demo?
Huh. Point taken. There didn't used to be a demo. Apparently I'm out of date.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users
4. Re: Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users Feb 25, 2014, 19:49 ViRGE
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 18:33:
I never understand these sort of announcements. So what you're really saying is 85.7 of people who tried your product feel it's not worth buying.
But they haven't even tried the product. A registered account gets you nothing except a name.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users
1. Re: Minecraft Boasts 100M Registered Users Feb 25, 2014, 18:27 ViRGE
 
Here's a question: if you can't play Minecraft without purchasing the game, what's the point of registering?  
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News Comments > PC Deus Ex: The Fall Next Month
16. Re: PC Deus Ex: The Fall Next Month Feb 25, 2014, 12:20 ViRGE
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 09:07:
Verno wrote on Feb 25, 2014, 09:04:
Mobile sloppy seconds?

At least it's more or less the same price on PC as it was on mobile. Usually these crap ports are $1 there and $10 on PC.
And they took out the IAPs. Which is genuinely surprising but much appreciated.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 25, 2014, 12:15 ViRGE
 
Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, shuts down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE

Now with any luck the rest of the exchanges and the whole infernal scam goes with it.
 
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News Comments > Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Bails on GFWL
3. Re: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Bails on GFWL Feb 24, 2014, 18:46 ViRGE
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 24, 2014, 18:42:
I will give them credit for stripping out GFWL too, especially given that this game has zero community right now.
Indeed. Anyone willing to strip out GFWL is doing well by me.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Rambo The Video Game
26. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Rambo The Video Game Feb 21, 2014, 20:10 ViRGE
 
Trevellian wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 14:42:
TotalBiscuit just started streaming this game on Twitch:
http://www.twitch.tv/totalbiscuit

IT'S FUCKING ON RAILS, LIKE A LIGHTGUN SHOOTER.
HI-FUCKING-LARIOUS
An on rails shooter? Wow.

I had low expectations for this game, but that's sinking to an all new low.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
10. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 21, 2014, 07:24 ViRGE
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 00:33:
Kitkoan wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 00:01:
ViRGE wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 21:04:
"The Lowest Possible Score In 'Super Mario Bros.'"

What kind of shenanigans is this? The 4-2 warp zone is not accessed via a pipe.

So I'm not the only one who noticed that...

Within 20 seconds you can tell it is a mame/modded game.
Honestly I'm cool it it being emulated and combining multiple runs if they messed up. But if the game is modified or inconsistent then it ruins the whole purpose.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
12. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 21, 2014, 07:19 ViRGE
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 00:28:
nin wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 22:32:
There are cheap cash-ins, sure. But there's also titles/people who are doing what they're doing because they love it. And that's where you find the quality games.


And on the PC end even less so. It is still easy to find and wade through and get all the info you need before a buy. Perhaps mobile has more shite quality.
Mobile is definitely a lower degree of quality. The problem is that mobile ecosystem essentially forces everyone into producing free/cheap games and make their money on IAPs. There's no room for development of games where they're just a reasonable up-front purchase, because consumers have been taught to not pay for games.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 20, 2014, 21:04 ViRGE
 
"The Lowest Possible Score In 'Super Mario Bros.'"

What kind of shenanigans is this? The 4-2 warp zone is not accessed via a pipe.
 
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