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News Comments > Boxing Day Consolidation
3. Re: Boxing Day Consolidation Dec 26, 2013, 12:53 ViRGE
 
nin wrote on Dec 26, 2013, 11:59:
Think I'm going to have to break down and grab Pinball Arcade on ps4...$40 is steep, but it looks like a ton of fun.

I have it on the Vita and it's definitely fun. Any given table is going to be hit or miss, but there are enough tables that you shouldn't have any trouble finding some ones you'll like.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Live-Action Trailer
2. Re: Borderlands 2 Live-Action Trailer Dec 26, 2013, 12:50 ViRGE
 
It's a fan film so I admittedly don't have high standards for this one. But the trailer makes it look interesting enough.

Creston wrote on Dec 26, 2013, 12:11:
Jack was an awesome villain. It's kind of a shame that they killed him off, because the next bad guy is going to be nowhere near as cool.
Well they don't always have to do their next game set after BL2. The Telltale game for example is hinted to be set before BL2, allowing them to include Jack.
 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Consolidation
11. Re: Christmas Eve Consolidation Dec 25, 2013, 00:05 ViRGE
 
Dev wrote on Dec 24, 2013, 18:09:
LOL, looks like that 24 hour DRM check in is still present in xbox one (despite all the MS lies about how they were reversing away from it), and it will kick you out in the middle of a game!
That's because they weren't using the games on the account's home console. They were effectively game sharing.

No, Xbox One DRM isnít killing Killer Instinct

"The Xbox One in question here, was not the one originally used to download the game, you see. If it were, the game would have been tied to that consoleís ID (and the originating profile), and would never need to check for licences, functioning just fine without an internet connection. Itís actually more lax DRM than on the 360, which requires that the original purchaser be actively signed in for the game to be playable."
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
5. Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 22, 2013, 19:07 ViRGE
 
Bill Borre wrote on Dec 22, 2013, 16:57:
GPS device insertions make Baby Jesus cry.
Hey, you chip your dogs. Why wouldn't you chip your Jesus?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
6. Re: Saturday Mobilization Dec 22, 2013, 06:02 ViRGE
 
killer_roach wrote on Dec 21, 2013, 19:25:
Far superior? The Vita has the same GPU as the iPad 4 and arguably still a better CPU than the iPad Air (although Apple has done quite a bit in terms of masking that by offloading tasks to the GPU and doing heavy optimizations on its Web browser).
I like my Vita, but I have to point out that both of those statements are not quite correct. The GPU is the same configuration, however Apple's GPU is clocked almost twice as high. Meanwhile Cortex-A9 is a solid performer, but Cyclone is ahead of it to a massive degree. It has a clockspeed advantage and a huge IPC advantage, so even though it's just 2 cores it's more than enough to offset the core count difference (keeping in mind that Vita games can only use 3 cores anyhow).

The iPad Mini uses a dual core Cortex-A9 processor. Even if you doubled up on cores and got perfect scaling, it would still be only half as fast as the Cyclone based processor in the iPad Air.

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph7460/59433.png
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
28. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 21, 2013, 05:53 ViRGE
 
Kitkoan wrote on Dec 20, 2013, 19:10:
If I remember correctly, there is zero US labor involved in something like this that's "assembled in the USA".

It'd fully automated machines that are design, build and maintain by Chinese employees on cheap visas. It's all marketing to help people think they are bringing jobs back to USA, even though they aren't.
Apple actually has a video up showing the Mac Pro assembly process. So you can see for yourself how much of it is human and how much is robot.

http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/video/#assembly
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 19, 2013, 23:27 ViRGE
 
nin wrote on Dec 19, 2013, 21:58:
Oh, winamp. I can't decide which fate is worse: your death, or being sold to Microsoft.

Existing is better than not existing.
 
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Sale
5. Re: Steam Holiday Sale Dec 19, 2013, 23:19 ViRGE
 
Genesys wrote on Dec 19, 2013, 22:46:
Didn't they just end their Autumn sale TWO WEEKS ago? They need to plan these things a bit better.
Well they were making sure to have something going on during Black Friday. But I agree that the timing between the various sales is still kind of poor. Now there won't be another sale for 7-8 months.
 
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News Comments > QuakeWorld Turns 17 and This Day in Gaming History
1. Re: QuakeWorld Turns 17 and This Day in Gaming History Dec 18, 2013, 11:26 ViRGE
 
Ahh Tribes. It was ahead of its time and yet everything that follows only gets farther and farther from the purity of its vision.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 18, 2013, 10:05 ViRGE
 
nin wrote on Dec 18, 2013, 09:40:
These areas - "a safe and welcoming environment" - would also be lounges, which apart from the main PAX events would have their own stuff like diversity-themed booths and panels.

(Not trying to start a riot here, legitimate question.)

Is it me, or is this ass backwards? I thought everyone wanted to be treated equal. The idea of "if you feel bad, your section is over there" seems bizarre.

Why not apply it to the entire con and tell people "if you can't be nice to others that are different than you, you need not show up"?
While I obviously can't speak for the PA guys, that's certainly not the impression I got. Rather this is an attempt to create an "educational" area (for lack of a better description) where the issue gets dedicated attention.

Diversity groups can be very difficult to deal with at times - things that you wouldn't think would raise their ire will do just that - so making gestures to indicate that you take their concerns seriously can help defray matters.
 
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News Comments > YouTube on YouTube Game Takedowns
2. Re: YouTube on YouTube Game Takedowns Dec 17, 2013, 19:44 ViRGE
 
but nothing in the letter addresses these.
Let's be realistic here: there's nothing YouTube can do about it. If they want to maintain DMCA safe harbor status, they need to pull down anything that they get a request for. The only people with any real control are the firms issuing the takedown notices in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Revealed
37. Re: Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Revealed Dec 17, 2013, 17:45 ViRGE
 
By the way, does anyone have any information on the developer? Area 52 Games seems to be a new studio, as I can't find any sign of previous work. In which case, what studio/group is this group drawn from?  
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News Comments > Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Revealed
33. Re: Star Wars: Attack Squadrons Revealed Dec 17, 2013, 16:42 ViRGE
 
nin wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 12:49:
...a free-to-play Star Wars game

Aaaaaaaand we're done here. Next!

Eyup.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 2: Multiplayer Mod on Steam
13. Re: Just Cause 2: Multiplayer Mod on Steam Dec 17, 2013, 08:20 ViRGE
 
Slashman wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 07:39:
ViRGE wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 05:58:
wraithnix wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 23:34:
This mod is freaking AWESOME! Loved playing the beta weekends, and the final is just freaking sweet. Played on a server with 500+ people on it tonight, and it was, well, freaking AWESOME.
It's that good, eh? I picked up the game in a Steam sale some time ago; I guess I'll have to get around to playing it.

There needs to be some kind of penance for not having played Just Cause 2 after all this time.
What can I say? Too many games and too little time.

I suppose I can do some Hail Gabes, but that's all I'm good for.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 2: Multiplayer Mod on Steam
11. Re: Just Cause 2: Multiplayer Mod on Steam Dec 17, 2013, 05:58 ViRGE
 
wraithnix wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 23:34:
This mod is freaking AWESOME! Loved playing the beta weekends, and the final is just freaking sweet. Played on a server with 500+ people on it tonight, and it was, well, freaking AWESOME.
It's that good, eh? I picked up the game in a Steam sale some time ago; I guess I'll have to get around to playing it.
 
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News Comments > LEGO The Hobbit Trailer
6. Re: LEGO The Hobbit Trailer Dec 17, 2013, 05:35 ViRGE
 
Creston wrote on Dec 17, 2013, 02:24:
Really my big issue with the games is that it becomes less and less about Lego. The Star Wars ones, almost everything was actually built out of Lego, but in Lego Marvel, other than the characters, there's not that much Lego around anymore. Kind of alters the feel.

The games are good, and since Lego LOTR was awesome, I'm sure this'll be pretty good too.
It really has become less and less of a LEGO game and more of a subbrand for lighthearted, family-friendly adventure games. That said there's a real need in the market for such games and they tend to be done well, so I'm not about to begrudge it for what it has become.
 
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News Comments > LEGO The Hobbit Trailer
3. Re: LEGO The Hobbit Trailer Dec 16, 2013, 20:10 ViRGE
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 18:24:
Question is, is it the full Hobbit, or just the 1st movie?
It's the first two movies.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
16. Re: Saturday Consolidation Dec 14, 2013, 19:55 ViRGE
 
killer_roach wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 19:32:
ViRGE wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 19:18:
killer_roach wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 19:16:
Amazon does sell the 3DS directly, but not the Wii or WiiU.
Are you sure? I did a quick check and I don't see Amazon.com listed as the seller for any of the major 3DS SKUs.

I saw one when I checked earlier (in Cosmo Black), but it's not there when I went back to check (sold out?).
I suspect you may have seen an associate who uses Amazon for fulfillment.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
14. Re: Saturday Consolidation Dec 14, 2013, 19:18 ViRGE
 
killer_roach wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 19:16:
Amazon does sell the 3DS directly, but not the Wii or WiiU.
Are you sure? I did a quick check and I don't see Amazon.com listed as the seller for any of the major 3DS SKUs.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
12. Re: Saturday Consolidation Dec 14, 2013, 19:13 ViRGE
 
robdot wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 15:28:
My grandkids play assasins creed, beyond two souls, the last of us.
Dude, I hope that's a joke, because your grandkids should not be playing most of those games. Those are violent, rated M games.

nin wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 14:12:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 14, 2013, 13:24:
November 2013 sales data shows a worrying lack of momentum for the Wii U.

Fixed.

Yeah, hardly surprising. They're dead in the water. Amazon's video game best sellers of 2013? Not even in the top 100. More people have bought Dark Souls PC, Tomb Raider, SimCity, and 360 4 gig consoles that have bought WiiUs...

As a matter of fact, they're listed at 141, 764, 1293, and 361 in current sales positions.
Actually there's a good reason for that. Amazon.com proper does not sell Nintendo systems. As a result the only systems for sale are through 3rd party associates, all of whom charge above MSRP. In other words you'd have to be desperate (or dumb) to buy a WiiU from Amazon, as you're usually paying way too much for it.*

* That Mario system you linked at position 141 is Nintendo's $299 bundle, for example
 
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