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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
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News Comments > Kotaku Sources: WBIE Knew of Batman: Arkham Knight Problems
13. Re: Kotaku Sources: WBIE Knew of Batman: Arkham Knight Problems Jul 1, 2015, 14:35 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 14:21:
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 13:16:
Creston wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 12:55:
Well DUH.

Stop preordering shit.

Typically I would agree with you Creston, but WBIE and Rocksteady's track record was pretty damn good up till this point.

Rocksteady yes, WBIE no. While Ark City wasn't as bad as this, it was still plenty bad and that too was WBIE's fault. It still boggles the mind in this day and age that there are suits stupid enough to think that pushing a game out the door to save a few bucks on QA is going to save them money in the long run. Boggles...the...mind.

It's almost never the fault of not enough QA. QA finds the bugs are reports them, but the decision is made not to fix them before the launch. They either want to use the devs to add new features, or haven't hired enough devs to fix enough bugs in time and don't want to push the date.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Jul 1, 2015, 14:30 jdreyer
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 10:02:
RONIN is fun.

All the reviews cite some minor issues, it's not "perfect", whatever.

Screw perfect. This isn't a 200hr AAA title that will require a huge investment of time and resources.

It's fun. Reminds me of why I play these damn things.


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Fun. Trying to recall exactly how that applies to gaming. "Realistic" I get. Also, "immersive," "engrossing," "intense," and "challenging." But "fun?" Perhaps you could explain.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2015, 14:24 jdreyer
 
Impossible Mission. Probably my favorite C64 game.

One of the greatest C64 games ever. I played the crap out of that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 1, 2015, 14:19 jdreyer
 
The Boredom Of Living Off The Grid.

Heh, that Dilbert one is funny. It's actually part of a series that starts here.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 1, 2015, 14:14 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 11:48:
Spain just got draconian on their citizen's asses too....

Spanish Congress Approves Draconian Laws Essentially Sending Spain Back to the Dark Ages

And once the TPP goes into effect it's pretty much all over but the crying for regular people everywhere.

WTF? Is that new law some kind of joke? Most of that stuff is going in the opposite direction from the rest of the civilized world.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 1, 2015, 14:00 jdreyer
 
Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection.

"Court" that never says "No" says "Yes."

In other news, the sun rose in the east today.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
49. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 1, 2015, 13:50 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 08:44:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2015, 03:22:
harlock wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:53:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:36:
*Whew*

I was worried that the funds might dry up.

I won't buy it, but I hope other people do. The more people spend on this game, the better it will be when I play it.

keep on slurpin the kool-aid mans cock

Hey, I'm not spending any more. But it's obvious that this game will cost north of $100M and I don't want Roberts to run out of money before it's done. Someone's got to pay for it.

its all wrong, there is no logic in your statement.. just blind faith

again, see: cult groups

Is it a guaranteed thing? Of course not. No project is. But I don't think the odds of this completing are any greater or less than No Man's Sky or Limit Theory.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Sells > 8M Copies, 40% for PC
10. Re: Dark Souls Sells > 8M Copies, 40% for PC Jul 1, 2015, 13:46 jdreyer
 
I picked up mine for $5, based on my nephew's suggestion. Have yet to play it though.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
43. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 1, 2015, 03:22 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:53:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:36:
*Whew*

I was worried that the funds might dry up.

I won't buy it, but I hope other people do. The more people spend on this game, the better it will be when I play it.

keep on slurpin the kool-aid mans cock

Hey, I'm not spending any more. But it's obvious that this game will cost north of $100M and I don't want Roberts to run out of money before it's done. Someone's got to pay for it.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
41. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jul 1, 2015, 03:18 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 18:33:
This is disgusting. Is there any way to get a refund of my $37 through kickstarter?


If you're not paying, why does it matter? Let them pay if that's how they like spending their money. The more people spend, the more ships and planets get built, so the bigger the game gets. Fine by me, I paid my $35 and won't spend any more than that.
 
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News Comments > World of Warships Bundle Resolution
5. Re: World of Warships Bundle Resolution Jul 1, 2015, 03:16 jdreyer
 
fawker wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 20:51:
This is a blemish on their record - although a corrected one.

I don't see how this should be considered good publicity.

Right, it's not good publicity, but it could have been. If they'd immediately walked back the change and made the initial "mistake" the default package it would have been.

I wonder if this is a cultural thing. Americans are used to calling companies out on the bait and switch, and our laws hold companies accountable. Wargaming is a Russian company. Do Russian companies do this often?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship
19. Re: Star Citizen Adds $400 Ship Jun 30, 2015, 20:36 jdreyer
 
*Whew*

I was worried that the funds might dry up.

I won't buy it, but I hope other people do. The more people spend on this game, the better it will be when I play it.
 
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News Comments > World of Warships Bundle Resolution
1. Re: World of Warships Bundle Resolution Jun 30, 2015, 20:34 jdreyer
 
Really, it was a no brainer. You fucked up, you take the hit. It's not wasted money. You've bought good publicity.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2015, 14:01 jdreyer
 
descender wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 10:20:
The ability of the F-35 to "dogfight" is really irrelevant, it simply isn't designed to do it. Of course it failed to keep up with an F-16, a plane that was designed to dogfight a MiG.

The last official "confirmed" dogfight that I can find happened in 1991, most aerial combat now happens "beyond visual range" at distances of over 80 miles. This is the new war, face to face combat is going the way of the dinosaur.

That is not to excuse it from the clusterfuck of funding and technical problems it has had of course... It would literally have been cheaper to write every person who has worked on it a $1million check than to design this plane we really don't even need anymore. Good luck getting the breadbasket of this country (US) to stop building military hardware though lol... they'd all be out of work.

That's all good and fine until you are given an order to obtain a visual IFF before engaging. Or until Russian and Chinese stealth tech prevents BVR attacks. Etc.

- The brand new F-35 lost to a 40 year old design saddled with two external fuel tanks.
- The F-35 helmet is so bulky, the pilot couldn't turn his head to see if the F-16 was behind him.

The F-35 has so many design flaws being designed to do too many different roles. There should have been 3 different planes for 3 different roles: a stealthy air force fighter/bomber, a stealthy naval fighter/bomber, and a vtol/vstol fighter for the marines. Not even sure that last one is necessary. So many tradeoffs are required for vtol that it severely hampers the performance of the aircraft. The F-22 was expensive and a boondoggle as well, but at least it does what it's supposed to and very well too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 30, 2015, 13:25 jdreyer
 
MS has been trying to imitate certain aspects of Apple for a while now, and owning the hardware is a big chunk of that.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 2143 Images?
41. Re: Battlefield 2143 Images? Jun 30, 2015, 13:11 jdreyer
 
I'd just like to be able to play a game I paid $60 for whenever I want, even if my internet is down, even if that's 20 years from now. Older BF games allow that. Newer ones, it's not certain.

Preventing cheating? BF 3 & 4 are rife with cheaters, so I'm not sure that trade off makes sense.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2143 Images?
35. Re: Battlefield 2143 Images? Jun 30, 2015, 04:28 jdreyer
 
My point is that it doesn't matter that they shut down the BF42 servers. You still have a myriad of choices if you want to play: vs. bots alone, vs. bots coop, multiplayer over LAN, host your own server, etc. etc. The newer BF games don't allow any of those options. Once they shut off the servers, that's it basically.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2015, 03:49 jdreyer
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 03:16:
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 23:19:

Glad I'm not alone. SO many people LOVE the books, but they are so dull to me. PJ's movies, however, I love.

And no, it's not because I don't like books. Robert Jordan and GRRM are just so much better at pacing, even if they do draw out the length of the story.

Wow. I dont think Jordan (if he were still alive) or Martin would agree. But hey, opinions and all that...

Jordan died trying to finish his 'epic' and Martin will probably follow in his footsteps. So pacing...yeah..hmm...not sure I agree with you there.

I dig Tolkien's prose. That's probably the series I've read most in my life. Either that or Zelazny's Amber Chronicles.

The Balrog reached the bridge. Gandalf stood in the middle of the span, leaning on the staff in his left hand, but in his other hand Glamdring gleamed, cold and white. His enemy halted again, facing him, and the shadow about it reached out like two vast wings. It raised the whip, and the thongs whined and cracked. Fire came from its nostrils. But Gandalf stood firm.

'You cannot pass,' he said. The orcs stood still, and a dead silence fell. 'I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. You cannot pass. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udn. Go back to the Shadow! You cannot pass.'

The Balrog made no answer. The fire in it seemed to die, but the darkness grew. It stepped forward slowly onto the bridge, and suddenly it drew itself up to a great height, and its wings were spread from wall to wall; but still Gandalf could be seen, glimmering in the gloom; he seemed small, and altogether alone: grey and bent, like a wizened tree before the onset of a storm.

From out of the shadow a red sword leaped flaming.

Glamdring glittered white in answer.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2015, 03:18 jdreyer
 
Retired wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 19:37:
Looking for a tablet to put movies on, and also strap to the back of a headrest for the kid to watch when on long trips. We used our laptop on the last trip, which was fine, but just doesn't work well.

Long story short, got iPhone 6+ (iiish), and was wondering if you guys had $200.00 in gift cards from that purchase, if you would get an ipad or get a cheaper non apple product that supports SD cards.

I really don't want to get another apple product, not happy about getting the phone.

I hate apple drm.

I hate Apple too. I've had a Samsung Galtab 2 10.1 I picked up 2.5 years ago. Despite getting daily use, it still will play movies for the entire length of a 6 hour flight. I've got a 64 GB micro SD card with dozens of movies and TV shows on it that I just dragged from my PC hard drive. I think I paid $180 for the tablet, but that was during black Friday sale I think.

I also have a ton of games on it: Minecraft (kids can play multiplayer if you've got a portable hotspot and another device), PvZ, Bad Piggies, Angry Birds Space, Monument Valley, Machinarium (wife's fav), Worms, Galcon, Crayon Physics, and OpenXcom.

I was skeptical of the device when I bought it, but it's proven its worth over the years, especially on trips. Recommended.

Looks like the 10.1 is going for $250 on Amazon. If that's too much, I got my daughter a 7" for Xmas that is $140, and nearly as good. Prefer the larger screen myself though.

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News Comments > Scrolls Closing
35. Re: Scrolls Closing Jun 30, 2015, 02:28 jdreyer
 
Slick wrote on Jun 30, 2015, 00:21:
Hyatus wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 23:38:
They should create a tabletop augmented reality version of the game. It seems like such an obvious extension of the technology. They wouldn't need to put much thought into it.

brilliant.

fuck you microsoft. you aren't throwing out the air freshener, you're throwing up the crumpled blueprints you found in the glovebox which is a secret treasure map which leads you to the ferarri factory.

I haven't played Scrolls, but "air freshener" didn't sound right. From what I've read, your analogy is much more appropriate.

And as someone mentioned, you've got an existing exploitable apparently well designed CCG that can be developed to challenge the giants of the genre and a closed platform on which to promote it. Why wouldn't you do that??
 
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