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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation
8. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation Oct 6, 2014, 19:23 ViRGE
 
Caslon wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 19:20:
ViRGE wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 19:01:
Cutter wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 18:57:
Given the mixed bag of reviews at this point, this is a wait and see.
An 80 Metacritic score is better than I was expecting, especially after the last few Alien outings. Which means it's nowhere close to perfect, but that's about the score you'd expect for a good game.

I don't trust Metacritic scores by professional reviewers. I'll wait to see how the masses score it.
Well in that case since it's an Alien game they'll probably love it. There's a reason they keep making these games...
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation
2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Alien: Isolation Oct 6, 2014, 19:01 ViRGE
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 18:57:
Given the mixed bag of reviews at this point, this is a wait and see.
An 80 Metacritic score is better than I was expecting, especially after the last few Alien outings. Which means it's nowhere close to perfect, but that's about the score you'd expect for a good game.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 6, 2014, 18:57 ViRGE
 
"5 Dirty Tricks Apple Uses to Get You to Buy a New iPhone."

You're normally more selective than this, Blue. That is a Grade-A example of a useless clickbait article.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
10. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 4, 2014, 17:21 ViRGE
 
NKD wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 13:11:
Creston wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 13:01:
“Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks,” the Windows 10 preview terms state. “Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage.”

AWESOME!

I knew it all sounded too good to be true.

Don't use a technical preview for anything remotely sensitive if you don't want MS to have that information. As far as I know, this isn't new. They do a TON of automated data collection for tech previews. They rely primarily on this data rather than manually submitted feedback.
Exactly. Telemetry is a huge part of the testing/feedback cycle for Microsoft's major products. They can't know what to fix (or what's going unused) if they aren't told about it. And humans are terrible at manually reporting such things.

Loopy wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 14:23:
Does anyone know why collecting "browsing, search and file history" information would be useful to improving the experience? I noticed they keylog for improving spellcheck features, but that's all that immediately comes to mind.
So they know how you're searching. Are you using the new search tools? Are you searching more for files or websites? Are you finding the thing you're looking for? Etc.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
24. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 3, 2014, 16:43 ViRGE
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 16:39:
I remember Microsoft claiming that DirectX 8 would be included with Windows ME and that turned out to be a crock of shit.
Uh, you can get up to DirectX 9 with Windows ME and 98. Heck, you can get up to DX8.0 on Windows 95 of all things.
 
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News Comments > The Evil Within Minimum Specs
18. Re: The Evil Within Minimum Specs Oct 3, 2014, 14:05 ViRGE
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 10:13:
ldonyo wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 10:03:
50GB of disk space?!? If your ISP employs a data cap you'd better plan well in advance for the download. I realize the download won't be 50GB, but it won't be less than 30GB.

When I saw that Shadows of Mordor was 34GB, I could almost feel the letter my ISP would likely send me asking what the fuck was going on even though we don't have a (visible) data cap.

Shit is getting out of hand.
Now that all of the consoles have Blu-Ray, games are going to get bigger. Developers can design games to use up to 50GB of data, and all things considered they're rarely short of material to fill it with. After being able to get by on DVD-9s for so long this does suck, but it's not as if we didn't have fair warning.

Ultimately this just means that some of us are going to have to go back to buying physical games until the Internet infrastructure catches up.
 
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News Comments > TOXIKK Gameplay Trailer
3. Re: TOXIKK Gameplay Trailer Sep 20, 2014, 18:43 ViRGE
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 18:00:
lookin good.
Looking very good. Hopefully the shipping game can live up to this trailer.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
58. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 22:02 ViRGE
 
Ludomancer wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 17:14:
If this turns out to be true, and I doubt it's false with so many reports in the last week, this is one of the harshest betrayals I've felt by someone I respected. He walked the walk, but... only half-way?
Instead of talking betrayal, you should be happy for Notch. He has created something so wonderful that it is loved by kids and adults the world-over, and as a result someone is willing to make him a billionaire for it.
 
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News Comments > Star Trek: Alien Domain Announced
19. Re: Star Trek: Alien Domain Announced Sep 12, 2014, 10:02 ViRGE
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 11, 2014, 21:03:
the most chronologically recent Star Trek canon

What does that even mean? The latest movie canon? Because if yes.. then meh!
It means it's not the movie canon. Chronologically the tail end of TNG era is the most chronologically recent canon.
 
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News Comments > Spacecom This Month
1. Re: Spacecom This Month Sep 6, 2014, 02:24 ViRGE
 
Starfleet Command. Now there's a game whose name I haven't heard in a while.  
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News Comments > Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Announced
17. Re: Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell Announced Aug 30, 2014, 01:00 ViRGE
 
Well I figured that it would be an open world action game, however after Volition's past comments I'm shocked it's Saints Row. I have to wonder whether this is something Volition wanted to do, or if it's something Deep Silver basically made them do.
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 23:29:
I didn't like Kinzie. Her constant sarcasm got old really fast.
Your opinion has been noted. And disregarded.

"Hey Kenzie, you wanna fuck?"
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 05:03 ViRGE
 
Viva la Nintendo!  
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News Comments > A City Sleeps Announced
1. Re: A City Sleeps Announced Aug 28, 2014, 20:58 ViRGE
 
It's not the best trailer. But none the less it is Harmonix, so it's something worth keeping an eye on.  
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News Comments > Dicetiny Announced
3. Re: Dicetiny Announced Aug 28, 2014, 17:26 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 16:12:
Soon to be sued by Bungie for similarity to "Destiny?"
Indeed. This is just bad timing. 6 months earlier or 6 months later and they would be fine. But to announce it right now just looks as fishy as all heck.
 
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News Comments > New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players
31. Re: New Quake Live Ruleset Courts New Players Aug 28, 2014, 17:22 ViRGE
 
Creston wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 12:00:
Making bunny hopping automatic is retarded. I have no problem with bunny hopping, but at least in the old fashion it's somewhat of a skill. Now it's just "hold forward and space."

I give this decision five dismissive bunny hops.
Meanwhile as a Tribes player I hardly bat an eye at this. When we discovered skiing we scripted it almost immediately, and it was integrated into the game proper in successive versions.

Keyboard gymnastics shouldn't be required to play a game. If you're really good, then it's your ability to react, aim, and guess your opponent's moves that should set you ahead of the rest.
 
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News Comments > Volition Reveal Friday
39. Re: Volition Reveal Friday Aug 27, 2014, 19:45 ViRGE
 
edaciousx wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 16:47:
tsdr.uspto.gov/#caseNumber=85714760&caseType=SERIAL_NO&searchType=statusSearch

Date Abandoned: Aug. 06, 2013

I somehow suspect it's not Freespace...
Interplay still owns the trademark.

USPTO

And there was a Freespace Easter Egg in Saints Row 4, in case anyone is not clear on whether Volition will make another Freespace.

Release FS3
NOT GOING TO HAPPEN

Most likely their next game is going to be another open world game, given how good they are at the genre.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 25, 2014, 21:42 ViRGE
 
I wonder what that upgrade offer is all about? TIH 2014 has been out for several months now. Did Acronis get dragged to court?  
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News Comments > Steam Controller Analog Stick Explained
1. Re: Steam Controller Analog Stick Explained Aug 24, 2014, 19:37 ViRGE
 
At this point SteamOS and anything related to it may as well be vaporware. Valve's clearly working at it, but I'm not confident they'll ever be in a position to release it.  
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News Comments > GameFly DL Business Sold
3. Re: GameFly DL Business Sold Aug 23, 2014, 16:35 ViRGE
 
Kristian Joensen wrote on Aug 23, 2014, 14:59:
What? Gamefly sold Shacknews? That is news to me. When did this happen? Who bought it?
Presumably AtGames?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2014, 19:14 ViRGE
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 11:12:
That Ultraviolet video was AWESOME.

I'd like to see a variety of spectrums to see the differences.


Also, Discovery is going the way of TLC. TLC used to be called "The Learning Channel" but they changed it to just TLC and changed all their programming to shit Reality TV.
Discovery = Let's Discover how gullible our viewers are.
TLC = The Losers Channel. Programs about losers, all day every day
History = The Conspiracy channel.
H2 = Conspiracy Too; even the Conspiracy channel is a conspiracy

I miss the Hitler channel.
 
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