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Signed On Apr 2, 2004, 21:40
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News Comments > Roberts: "Star Citizen is a PC Game"
28. Re: Roberts: Nov 18, 2013, 13:03 Smoove
 
Jesus I simply have to look at what kind of clusterfuck X Rebirth turned out to be (after 7 years of development time no less) and wonder how the fuck can Roberts pull of something that promises to be ten times the game Rebirth is.

If development time was directly related to game quality, Duke Nukem Forever would have been the best game ever made. It seems to me that more than a few years in development with no release is an indication the development is being mismanaged, not that a really good game is being made.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
4. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 29, 2012, 10:36 Smoove
 
ViRGE wrote on Jan 29, 2012, 01:38:
SirKnight wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 19:30:
I was going to get the 3G version of the Vita, but found out that it's pretty much worthless. You can't download games off it (of course you probably would not want to anyway since ATT's monthly limits SUCK) but more importantly you can not play multiplayer games over it unless it's a turn based thing like chess. Lame. So it's basically only good for web browsing and other minor crap no one cares about. :)
And this is why I don't get why they made a 3G version. It just doesn't seem to be all that useful.

If I was a betting man, I would imagine that in 5 years, we'll look back and there were few compelling games that took advantage of 3G, if for no other reason than developers will cater to the lowest common denominator, i.e. the wifi only version.

That said, I have a 3G preordered for the following reasons:

1. I would rather pay an extra $50 for an extra feature (3G) that turns out to be fairly unsupported than save $50 by leaving out that feature and have it turn out to be well supported.

2. The 3G version has built in GPS, while the wifi only version does not. I give it a 30% chance that there will be an app/game/game feature I will want to take advantage of that benefits from GPS.

3. Given the preorder bundle, you pay $50 more for the 3G version, but you get a memory card ($30), a game ($10? $20?), and a 3G plan ($20, but probably closer to $0 for most people). Depending on what value you place on these extras, the 3G may be effectively free.
 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Delayed Until June
19. Re: Duke Nukem Forever Delayed Until June Mar 24, 2011, 10:43 Smoove
 
It's been over 3 years since I last used this; now seems like as good a time as any for a repost, updated to include what's happened since then.



Some highlights of what has been accomplished in less time than DNF has taken, courtesy of http://duke.a-13.net/

  • The Beatles formed, released every single one of their albums and broke up. During this time they also toured the world several times.


  • The Wright brothers designed and flew the first airplane.


  • The United States' entire program to put a man on the moon, from Kennedy's challenge to the landing.


  • Events occurring during the development of DNF:

  • All 3 Star Wars prequels, all 3 Lord of the Rings movies ( including extended editions), and all 3 Matrix movies were filmed, released to theaters, and are now on DVD.


  • Google was incorporated, growing from a two-person company with a net worth of next to nothing to employing 16,000 people and being worth billions.


  • The Xbox, Xbox 360, Gamecube, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, Dreamcast, Wii, PS2, PS3, PSP, and Nintendo 3DS were all released.


  • Blizzard released Starcraft, Diablo 2, Warcraft III, World of Warcraft, and Starcraft II, including expansions for all except SC II.


  • Half-Life, Half-Life 2, plus all their expansions and mods


  • Black Isle was formed, released seven titles and was shut down


  • Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, X, X-2, XI, XII, XIII, and XIV have all been released


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    News Comments > Mass Effect 2 DLC
    5. Re: Mass Effect 2 DLC Apr 7, 2010, 00:11 Smoove
     
    it's a freaking whole gigabyte, which is weird. A lot of new areas and textures for an hour or so mission?

    Just a hunch, but I imagine a lot of that space is for dialog and such to integrate Kasumi into the main game.
     
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    News Comments > 3000AD MMOG Tease
    13. Re: 3000AD MMOG Tease Oct 1, 2009, 20:28 Smoove
     
    10/15/09 - Galactic Command Online announced

    Summer 2010 - Galactic Command Online open beta begins; 3000AD announces the beta has attracted dozens of players.

    Summer 2010 (+ 1 month) - 3000AD announces a Galactic Command Online beta server merge due to low population, consolidating the game server with the 3000AD.com web server. The public is assured the server is "more than capable" of handling the combined load of 5 page views a day and both GCO beta players.

    Fall/Winter 2010 - GCO officially launches; gamers complain of being able to play the game

    Spring 2011 - Record 10 players online at once; server crashes.

    Summer 2011 - GCO switches to an entirely ad-supported model.

    Winter 2011 - GCO shuts down; GCO 2 announced, promises to be much better than original.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Consolidation
    3. Re: Video games are energy drains Nov 20, 2008, 00:45 Smoove
     
    Did you read the article?

    “If you leave your Xbox 360 or Sony Play Station 3 on all the time, you can cut your electric bill by as much as $100 a year simply by turning it off when you are finished playing,” said NRDC Senior Scientist Noah Horowitz.

    Turning it off, not unplugging it to avoid standby mode power draw.

    Specifically, automatic power-down features – which shut off devices if they are left idle for a certain amount of time – are big energy-savers.

    They're praising standby mode here. They wouldn't do this if you were correct in that they were warning about standby power draw.

    The Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 also operate as high-definition video players. When they are used this way, the consoles continue to operate at nearly peak energy levels, even after the movie ends, unless the device is turned off.

    Yes, that's right. If you don't turn off your console, it keeps using a lot of energy. Simply groundbreaking.

    Standby mode wouldn't draw the "nearly peak energy levels" they're warning of here.

    ...the report measured the amount of power they use when they are active, idle and turned off. It found these systems use nearly the same amount of power when you are playing them as they do when you leave them on and walk away.

    The entire article is nothing but telling you that leaving your console turned on uses a lot of energy. I stand by my original sarcasm; there is not one single mention of standby mode power-draw being the issue or point of the article.



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    News Comments > Evening Consolidation
    1. Video games are energy drains Nov 19, 2008, 22:41 Smoove
     
    Wait a minute.... you're telling me if I leave my console on, it consumes more power than if I turn it off? Why has no one told me this before?!? Does this apply for other devices that run on electricity too?  
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    News Comments > Good Old Games Open Beta
    14. Re: Good Old Games Open Beta Oct 23, 2008, 14:22 Smoove
     
    "DRM FREE!" since when did most of these old titles have DRM in the first place? I don't like DRM but it seems more like attention whoring based on the recent press.

    It's more like they haven't added any restrictions to the games. You don't have to register or sign in to anything to play the games (like gametap, for example), have an internet connection (once you've download the game), have a disc in the drive, etc. When you buy a game, you get an unrestricted .exe file that you use to install the game. You can copy it to other computers, back it up, whatever you want to do with it. It's not tied to you or your computer in any way. Even back in the day you'd at least have to put the CD in the drive.
     
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    News Comments > Xbox 360 Blu-Ray Rumors Resurface
    7. Re: Blu-Ray Oct 9, 2008, 00:53 Smoove
     
    I was going to get a drive for the PC but found out I'd need a new video card for the HDCP, which would mean upgrading my aged PSU.

    Or you could get AnyDVD HD and just skip the HDCP crap altogether.
    http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvdhd.html

    Frankly I think it's overpriced, but it does work as promised for me.

    On a side note, I imagine we'll see at least one standalone Blu-Ray player at or under $200 on Black Friday. You can already find them around $230 (specifically the Samsung BD-1500, although the Sony BDP-S350 is around $260).

     
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    News Comments > Morning Consolidation
    5. Re: Sony Oct 8, 2008, 12:47 Smoove
     
    With the global economy the way it is, I'm not sure it's going to matter what games Sony brings to the table for the holidays (with regard to system sales). *puts on analyst hat* I think the average consumer is going to see that 80-90% of the games that are on PS3 are on 360 and vice versa, and will as a result pick the cheapest one. Therefore I predict there will be significantly more 360's sold this holiday season than PS3's.

    Sony probably can't afford a price drop; the PS3 likely costs just too much to manufacture. I find it hard to believe Sony would go into a holiday season $100-$200 more expensive than the competition if they didn't have to.

     
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    News Comments > Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway Movie, PC Specs
    1. No subject Sep 20, 2008, 16:30 Smoove
     
    I'm more surprised it requires a dual core processor than that it supports the 360 controller.

     
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    News Comments > Afternoon Consolidation
    4. No subject Aug 25, 2008, 13:37 Smoove
     
    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is also rumoured to be developing motion-sesitive [sic] game controller.

    They should call their motion sensitive controller something catchy like SIXAXIS or DualShock3.

     
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    News Comments > It Came from E3 2008, Part 15
    3. Huh indeed Jul 21, 2008, 13:01 Smoove
     
    From the article:

    Of the three major console manufacturers, Microsoft probably gave its fans the most to look forward to. Sony was a close second, but Nintendo delivered a lackluster presentation that left a lot of observers scratching their heads.

    And from that we get the headline "Nintendo, Microsoft stumble while Sony cruises"

    Proofreading anyone?

     
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    News Comments > Morning Consolidation
    1. Whiny fanboys Jul 15, 2008, 14:20 Smoove
     
    From reading the comments on various boards, including the ones linked here, you'd swear FFXIII going to the 360 was the end of the world for the Final Fantasy series, Square Enix and the PS3. The PSU comments are almost exclusively how the game is now going to suck, which is ok because Versus is the only game anyone was really interested in anyway. Right.

     
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    News Comments > Activation Blizzard Consummated
    12. Re: No subject Jul 10, 2008, 12:31 Smoove
     
    And is the tagline "We swallow your soul" already taken?

    EA recently bought the rights to this slogan, so it is no longer available.

     
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    News Comments > Evening Consolidation
    3. Re: SC4 requires HDD. Jul 3, 2008, 00:49 Smoove
     
    I'm not sure the site's correct. Xbox.com says it needs a "storage unit" not specifically a hard drive. I bet the memory card will work just fine.

     
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    News Comments > Tech Bits
    4. Re: Day in the Life of an Amateur... Jun 22, 2008, 22:10 Smoove
     
    You have been invited to join the group "People who need a quad core processor to view Facebook"

     
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    News Comments > EA/Take-Two Deadline Extended Again
    5. No subject Jun 17, 2008, 14:28 Smoove
     
    I don't understand why everyone is so against this merger. Just imagine the possibilities for GTA:


    New pricing structure:
    -$60 for the initial island
    -$20 island expansion packs add the remaining islands (Statue of Happiness available for $5)

    New downloads:
    -$10 weapon pack unlocks all weapons for use in multiplayer. Those who don't buy the pack can still use their fists in multiplayer games.

    -$5 car expansion packs add 3 cars per pack to the initial 5 cars available in the game.

    -$10 pack unlocks islands before you've reached them in story mode, provided you've bought the expansion packs for the islands.

    -$5 cheats pack enables the cheat codes for use

    -$10 radio packs enable 1 new radio station each, up from the two stations that are available at the start.

    New online features:
    -Multiplayer servers taken offline when next version of GTA released

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    News Comments > Consolidation
    2. Re: No subject Jun 14, 2008, 21:43 Smoove
     
    I'd hope so. Given that it generally takes years to design and test a console (the 360 is a good example of trying to rush this), I'd certainly hope all three manufacturers are working on their next console by now.

    I'd expect we'll start hearing rumored hardware specs next year, with a release for at least one new system (probably the xbox) in fall 2010.

    On random note, anyone want to guess as to the media storage format of the PS4? PS1 used CD, PS2 was DVD, PS3 was Blu-ray... what would PS4 be?

     
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    News Comments > Limbo of the Lost Pulled
    30. No subject Jun 12, 2008, 13:56 Smoove
     
    http://www.nulime.com/Limbo-Lost/p280916 if you're feeling daring enough to order it. 4 copies left...

    I'm sure it's terrible, but I can't resist the urge to go through and play "spot the ripoff". I'm in Oblivion! Now I"m in Painkiller! Hello Unreal Tournament!

     
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