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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 7, 2014, 13:22 jdreyer
 
mag wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 12:47:
Creston wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 11:08:
While I applaud the idea, how is that underpowered piece of crap going to emulate a 360? There just doesn't seem to be enough sheer raw power to do it (properly.)

They mentioned 'PlayStation Now', so I think their plan is probably to emulate it on the Cloud or whatever.

That would create horrible lag.

I have to agree with Creston, I don't see how they have the power to emulate this accurately on the XB1. They might be able to do a hack job that requires less resources, but there will be bugs. This article about emulating an SNES is a good primer about the issues involved.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans?
14. Re: Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans? Apr 7, 2014, 13:03 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 11:02:
"People liked Borderlands! Quick, rush out some sequels so we can cash in!!!"

Really? BL2 came out 2 years ago, and this one won't come out this year if it's in development. I don't see how every three years is a cash grab.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans?
13. Re: Borderlands 2 Prequel Plans? Apr 7, 2014, 12:59 jdreyer
 
Gadzooks wrote on Apr 7, 2014, 12:11:
This will help hold me over while I wait for BL3.

Which hasn't even been started yet. Although those complaining that it will be MOTS, here's a quote from Randy:

"When you think of what Borderlands 3 should be, it should be massive," Pitchford said. "It should be bigger and better than Borderlands 2. It should carry forward the story. It's probably crazy multiplatform, depending on timing. It would have to be a next-gen game and a current-gen game, if it was coming at any time in the reasonably near future."

Given that BL2 improved on the original and changed up a bunch of things, I don't see why the next BL3 wouldn't do the same. Fun quests, fun game play, funny writing, unique art style, and they come out every 3-4 years. What's not to like?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 6, 2014, 19:26 jdreyer
 
LittleMe wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 18:26:
Timmeh wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 13:48:
if we are living is such a lefty, liberal, Marxist, communist, obamination... like so much of the conservative media puts forth...

Why are these giant corporations doing whatever they want with abandon?

It's called corporatism or corporate socialism. It's not free market. The two industries you cite, healthcare and telcom/cable industries are heavily reliant on their government partners. It's socialism for the corporations or as you put it, a corporate oligarchy. It's not free market nor is it capitalism.

Yes, there's a heavy element of both right and left wing socialism. The two need each other. The warfare+welfare state is here. More regulations will just bring more of it. You can't regulate socialism away. The corporate oligarchy need the regulations to stay in power. They write the regulations.


Right, pure Capitalism is exploitative. When you have monopolies or duopolies like we do in so many industries these days you have two choices to prevent exploitation: either break up the monopoly so there is true competition, or regulate the crap out of it to the benefit of the people. Unfortunately, what we end up with is corporations creating the regulations in benefit of themselves.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2014, 15:49 jdreyer
 
Prez wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 15:45:
Nothing's going to stop me..

What if manstovia has been stolen?

He'd drive straight to Home Depot and buy a new one on the spot!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 6, 2014, 15:48 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 15:46:
Slashman wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 15:21:
I think he's going to try to get the big picture stuff working and then leave most of the rest to the procedural engine.

but thats what im talking about

you need parameters for the procedural system to work with in the first place, and so far the only framework even remotely operational is economics

territorial acquisition, military planning, R&D, support systems, etc. etc. none of that has been looked at yet, and its a big part of the big picture

I agree, I think he's being overly optimistic. Still watching his update vids for the past year has been pretty entertaining.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 6, 2014, 15:38 jdreyer
 
Slashman wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 15:21:
harlock wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 14:11:
Slashman wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 13:10:
o the Limit Theory video update

the game is looking really good, it seems like the first in a whole new level of space sim, which is excellent but also potentially a "1.0" type experience in other ways

also im seriously doubtful a mid-2014 release would be more than alpha at this point

not nearly enough focus on combat/loadouts/ships right now imo - also it basically seems entirely focused on economics .. ideally there should be much more military/invasion/research/transport/espionage type activity

Honestly I don't expect it to release until next year unless he wants alpha/beta feedback.

Looking at his dev logs, he seems to want to create a whole working framework before getting into too much detail. Since most stuff will be procedurally generated anyway, I think he's going to try to get the big picture stuff working and then leave most of the rest to the procedural engine. Not sure how it's all gonna work out, but I'm hopeful we'll see something brilliant from him. He seems like the genuine genius type.

He says he'll be releasing in the summer, but he must just mean alpha code. I can't imagine him having a finished product by then. He only "finished" the engine itself a couple of months ago and has UI, AI, ship & station designs, economics, mission generation, etc. etc. to complete. He'll need another year at least IMO.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 6, 2014, 15:35 jdreyer
 
Slashman wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 13:10:
Hey Blue,

What happened to the Limit Theory video update link I sent in? Figured that was newsworthy.

Was it this one?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 6, 2014, 15:29 jdreyer
 
Viacom Demands Huge Hikes From Hundreds of Cable Companies.

I wonder what Viacom's plan is. Are they trying to push people to their website? Seems like that's just a fraction of their total traffic. Not sure why they're doubling their price and risking being completely cut from hundreds of smaller cable company lineups.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 6, 2014, 15:17 jdreyer
 
Timmeh wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 13:48:
if we are living is such a lefty, liberal, Marxist, communist, obamination... like so much of the conservative media puts forth...

Why are these giant corporations doing whatever they want with abandon? They are really going to sit by and let all these tel-com / TV service companies merge and merge? and the wireless companies?

Its like the whole healthcare thing is just a distraction to keep people from seeing the corporate oligarchy that is forming. Free markets? open Capitalism? Marketplace competition? regulation holding corporations in check? completely non existent.

This thing is going down hill fast and we are going to look like some earth gone bad sliders episode.

It's going to get worse before it gets better. Just the other day the court struck down the remaining campaign finance laws. Corporations are people, so they can spend unlimited amounts to elect officials who will rig things their way, and go to jail when they do wrong. Except for the jail part.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2014, 02:58 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Apr 6, 2014, 01:06:

what im saying is, they know more than you think - they are getting a real sense of the chemical composition through their nose.. its not just "smells bad" or "smells good" to them - thats just the human way of looking at it

thats why they use them to find bombs and drugs, they can pick up chemical traces in the parts/per million or some crazy shit

Oh, absolutely. I'm not arguing your point at all. I completely agree that they can detect minuscule traces of things and form complex analyses on them. I am just completely fascinated at how the dog came to the conclusion that what was happening was going to lead to her owner's death and that depressed her. In the case of drugs or bombs the dogs are trained to respond to those smells. They would otherwise take no interest in them, even while detecting them.

I guess you'd probably say that the smell was abnormal from the owner's usual smell, and some instinct told the dog that it was the smell of death. I guess to the dog such a smell might be so apparent, that it would be like us seeing a bird with a broken wing: just from the look you know the bird won't last more than a few days.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Apr 5, 2014, 22:23 jdreyer
 
Arma 3 on GameSpot.

They weren't so hot on the campaign, but all comments here on Blue's have been positive about it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2014, 22:00 jdreyer
 
harlock wrote on Apr 5, 2014, 21:24:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 5, 2014, 20:08:
Dog Detects Cancer in Owner's Body Before Medical Scans, Saves Life.

That's amazing, and I've read similar stories before. I wonder how the dog "knows" that the cancer is bad? Why is it bad and not just different? Truly a mystery.

it smells like a deadly disease to them.. actually i knew a guy who smelled his own throat cancer, which was what prompted him to go the doctor in the first place, said it smelled like rotting flesh/garbage

dogs noses are many orders of magnitude more powerful than any human sense organ - they perceive "odors" on a whole other level than just a "smell"

Right, dogs noses super powerful. I'm just curious why the dog interpreted that smell as "bad." The dogs I grew up with would roll in a rotting animal of they found one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2014, 20:55 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Apr 5, 2014, 14:51:
Also like to pimp a couple of KS:

Planets is down to 8 hours. I would like to have seen some more WIP stuff, but for $15-$20, it's not the end of the world if it goes south.

Earthlock: Festival of Magic is down to 6 days, and needs a little over 40K. This is their second attempt, and I'm REALLY surprised neither has taken off, as they already have quite a lot to show, in progress. They also have working demos for Windows, Mac, and Linux. I'm pretty sure I've emailed this one in several times and somehow it doesn't wind up in the news. Please consider these guys! They seem to have one of the most thought out, documented games, with plenty of examples, yet they just don't seem to get the funds. Thank you!


Okay, I backed Planets3. Earthlock looks a bit like Final Fantasy, both the world building (tech + magic) and the combat. For fans of this genre, you'd think it would be a lock. Looks like they've got a good plan going.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2014, 20:08 jdreyer
 
Dog Detects Cancer in Owner's Body Before Medical Scans, Saves Life.

That's amazing, and I've read similar stories before. I wonder how the dog "knows" that the cancer is bad? Why is it bad and not just different? Truly a mystery.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2014, 20:02 jdreyer
 
So who was in charge of baking the cake?

Does Alfred have the day off or something?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Apr 5, 2014, 20:00 jdreyer
 
NSA sniffing prompts Yahoo encrypt to traffic between its data centers.

Smart move, and not just because of the NSA.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
7. Re: Saturday Consolidation Apr 5, 2014, 19:59 jdreyer
 
PropheT wrote on Apr 5, 2014, 14:23:
I'm not sure it was one of the biggest clusterfucks ever, since it has actually sold pretty well since it launched. It's sort of a confusing system since many of the gripes about it are actually legitimate, but it still seems to do just fine anyway.

It's doing better than it would have because they walked back some of the more egregious "features" they had planned like always online. Had they not done that it really would have been one of the biggest CFs ever.

As for CFs, SimCity. THAT was a CF.
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
8. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Apr 4, 2014, 23:57 jdreyer
 
NKD wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 21:25:
Quboid wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 20:16:
Steam really does have serious volumes of junk on it. A game being on Steam used to mean a certain level of quality.

One man's junk is another man's treasure. I'd rather be able to buy games I like, than be restricted to only games you (or some random Valve overlords) like.
I agree. More selection is better. It's easy enough to filter.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 4, 2014, 21:55 jdreyer
 
I wonder if Linus said, "Fuck you Sievers!" You KNOW how fond he is of that word.  
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