Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Joe Smith

Real Name Joe Smith   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname BIGtrouble77
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Jan 26, 2004, 18:42
Total Comments 212 (Novice)
User ID 20018
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ] Older >


News Comments > Steam Machines Delayed
15. Re: Steam Machines Delayed May 28, 2014, 11:53 BIGtrouble77
 
NKD wrote on May 28, 2014, 11:38:

Well I imagine its because Windows works fine, and if you pirate it it's free too. And even if you don't, at most you only need to really upgrade it every 4 years or so, so it's a minor drop in the bucket cost wise.

This misses the point... The reality is that MS is a terrible gatekeeper for gaming on PC's. MS is more interested in making money with their xbox products, so that's where their resources lie.

On the other hand, Valve has all their eggs in the pc gaming basket, and they are pushing the envelope in every area they are touching. I'd like to see more advancements and optimizations for open standards. Valve is doing this right now, MS almost never does this.

MS has been the pc gaming gatekeeper for decades, it's time for change.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Steam Machines Delayed
10. Re: Steam Machines Delayed May 28, 2014, 11:20 BIGtrouble77
 
Beamer wrote on May 28, 2014, 11:04:
And if they don't make their games multiplatform, will you dual boot?
I will be dualbooting steam OS soon (I dualboot linux with steam at the moment). With that said, it's highly doubtful that it will be my go-to gaming environment anytime soon when 90% of my games are windows-only.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Steam Machines Delayed
6. Re: Steam Machines Delayed May 28, 2014, 11:01 BIGtrouble77
 
I don't understand why people would not want a free OSS operating system to succeed if just for the added competition. Windows is a fucking abomination and it's a shame I had to buy a license just to play games.

I don't see myself moving to steam OS anytime soon, but I really hope it does well and gains some serious marketshare in the next few years to encourage devs to make their titles multi-platform.

I have a lot of faith in Valve after playing with the new streaming features which let me play my whole library on a macbook air using my insanely fast PC hardware. Valve is the only company with any influence that really cares about PC gaming and they are taking some exciting risks.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Memorial Legal Briefs
3. Re: Memorial Legal Briefs May 26, 2014, 13:33 BIGtrouble77
 
Fion wrote on May 26, 2014, 12:09:
If we can't beat them in sales or marketing or technological innovation we'll try (and fail) to beat them in the courts.

You've got to be kidding. Regardless of how you feel Apple is manipulating the legal system, saying they are behind Samsung in any of those areas is laughable.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > ZeniMax vs. Oculus and Carmack on VR Tech
7. Re: ZeniMax vs. Oculus and Carmack on VR Tech May 1, 2014, 15:13 BIGtrouble77
 
"No work I have ever done has been patented".

Not sure who's in the right here, but this statement is bullshit. Something doesn't have to be patented to claim ownership. If Carmack developed code while working at Zenimax, then they have a possible claim to said code.

Sometimes you simply can't have your cake and eat it too. Once iD was sold, loosely handling these types of IP related collaborations is a dangerous game. That's the price of selling out.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 30, 2014, 09:21 BIGtrouble77
 
I assume FTL on Android would be very difficult to support because of the varying screen sizes. FTL needs 4:3 aspect ratio, which is the only aspect ratio the iPad supports.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen Hangar Adds Oculus Rift Support
17. Re: Star Citizen Hangar Adds Oculus Rift Support Feb 28, 2014, 12:27 BIGtrouble77
 
Now I'm curious if they just flipped a switch to turn on something the underlying engine already supports. Was this a $1m stretch goal?  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2014, 20:19 BIGtrouble77
 
I sat next to Jim at RubyConf 2011. The guy was just a bundle of positivity, everybody loved him. To hear he had a heart attack at work, just after he had done some github commits and tweets is so disturbing. To have so much life one moment then nothing the next is hard to accept. RIP.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 27, 2014, 17:52 BIGtrouble77
 
I'd really like to see Romero produce something new of note. I would have thought the ability to self publish games so easily today would have lit a fire under his butt to produce something interesting. Nostalgia is great and all, but the dude still has time to create something else other than doom that's great.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Into the Black Jan 24, 2014, 22:21 BIGtrouble77
 
I'm not defending the practice of these companies, but the salaries in the Silicon Valley area is absolutely insane. I have a friend that is a mid level designer and he just got a $110k job out there. He wasn't making $60k in NYC.

Positions comparable to mine out there are going for as high as $250k (web developer, infrastructure architect) which is way higher than what I make in the NYC market.

Not sure how you fix this problem, because these salaries are not sustainable. We are in a bubble now, but it's not going to last. I think you'll end up seeing these companies doing more international recruiting in the next few years (possibly to south america which has some amazing talent).
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 15, 2014, 19:45 BIGtrouble77
 
I am loving the new 2d tools they released back in November. I'm sure many people have issues with Unity, but I'm in awe of how far it's come and how powerful it is for cross platform game development.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Windows/Xbox Convergence Coming?
37. Re: Windows/Xbox Convergence Coming? Dec 4, 2013, 13:17 BIGtrouble77
 
I've been using steam on the mac since the beta, and I have to say it's a dream. I know it does not compare to the windows library, but what I do have to choose from is so much better than before steam came along. I'm currently playing Crusader Kings 2, Europe Universalis IV, FTL, Spacebase 9, Civ V and a few other indies.

I'd love to play Skyrim or Star Citizen or Battlefield 4, but I'm content to wait it out. I really want to see linux support take off because that's the best scenario for gamers. We build out game boxes on linux and work in whatever the hell we want. I really don't want MS dictating the future of PC gaming as they are currently terrible caretakers.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 16:33 BIGtrouble77
 
Blue, I wish you the best. It's been fun reading of Hudson's shenanigans over the years.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $26 Million
6. Re: Star Citizen Passes $26 Million Nov 4, 2013, 19:31 BIGtrouble77
 
After gaming on a mac for the past 6 years, I might have to buy a PC just to play this game. If they think they can manage the feature creep, by all means keep going for it. I've architected large systems and the reality is, if you have a very strong foundation you can add features quite efficiently.

I would have no faith EA could pull this off, but I think an independent studio could because it can operate without all of the meddling. I really want to see this game be a massive success.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham Next Month
1. Re: Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham Next Month Oct 22, 2013, 21:50 BIGtrouble77
 
With all of the seamlessly integrated DLC's this game has on top of a rock solid core, I have to say this is the most authentic feeling game I've ever played. I can't take civilization seriously anymore, it doesn't come close... it feels like a toy in comparison.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Europa Universalis IV Patch & DLC
1. Re: Europa Universalis IV Patch & DLC Sep 24, 2013, 23:23 BIGtrouble77
 
I still have a few of the Crusader Kings II DLC's to get through before I even consider buying this. CKII ruined Civilization for me, I'm afraid to even touch EUIV now.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 20, 2013, 21:11 BIGtrouble77
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 20, 2013, 20:08:
And while you wait for your new phone for Apple they will be happy to send you an American flag to burn while you wait.

Wha?
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 17, 2013, 09:44 BIGtrouble77
 
I completely disagree. This is about Apple not wanting gobs of carrier-ware on their phones making their products reduced to utter garbage. Apple supports their product with a completely different model than any of the other phone oem's and thus don't want the headache of these carriers screwing up what they've worked hard to perfect.

You can not like their products, but the "there telling you how you need to use your phone" is complete bullshit.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
10. Re: Sunday Mobilization May 5, 2013, 22:37 BIGtrouble77
 
Jensen wrote on May 5, 2013, 19:46:
Glass is headache-inducing too; you're more or less cross-eyed when focusing on something so close to your face.
I would assume you'd be *less* cross-eyed than when looking at any other personal screen, as its simulated distance is very far away. And good luck looking to the upper right and crossing your eyes at the same time.

Cross-eyed comment aside, I could not focus on the screen for the life of me. The text always had a halo and focusing was a real struggle. With that said, others had not problems at all. Maybe this will be like 3d movies, some love the experience, some hate it (I'm in the later group there as well).
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
6. Re: Sunday Mobilization May 5, 2013, 18:15 BIGtrouble77
 
I've used GG for about 15 minutes. I was highly unimpressed. The first issue I had is that it was very difficult for me to focus on the display. I think my problem was because the bridge of my nose is bigger than most. I also found looking up to the left to be very fatiguing.

And then interacting with the thing was a pita. The swipes were very awkward and the voice controls just seemed creepy.

I completely agree with the author that tech bloggers are loving this thing because it's very different from the bazillion android phones they review each month. It's definitely not a boring device, just not a very good device in general. I highly doubt this thing catches on in it's current state.

I think when the smart watches come out, this thing will be forgotten pretty quickly. I actually think the watch concept has loads of potential.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
212 Comments. 11 pages. Viewing page 2.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo