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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Samsung Gear VR 'superior to first-gen Oculus', Climax claims Sep 15, 2014, 14:27 jdreyer
 
NamecaF wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 10:40:
Edit: The Sad, Inevitable Oculus Rift Boob-Grabbing Game Is Here.

Is it racist that I immediately *knew* it would be a Japanese game? Or just one of those cases where stereotypes are completely valid?

I don't think it's racist, just that you know something about Japanese culture:
- One of the few countries to have almost no anti-sex morality.
- A country that's one of the largest pr0n producers in the world.
- This leads to many fetishes being open and public.
- A country obsessed with gadgets and technology

This game is the obvious conclusion of all of that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 15, 2014, 14:16 jdreyer
 
Quboid wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 12:08:
Proper competition would solve net neutrality issues in a cleaner, more capitalist way than any legislation. If your ISP is slowing Netflix down, or if Netflix charges you more because they have to pay the AT&T Tax, you should be able to drop AT&T or whoever else has the nerve to sell you Internet access and then decide to dictate what that access entails. AT&T's effective monopoly in many markets is deliberately strangling any free market.
I agree. A customer should have a choice between many ISPs, so ISPs compete for customers and customers have a reasonable power in defining price/performance/features by voting with their wallets. Barring that, there should be some ISP regulation and a public option. Barring a public option, there should be heavy regulation. Barring that, it should be a public utility.

Any of these options is better than what we currently have: monopolies and duopolies with little regulation.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
54. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 13:35 jdreyer
 
I could see MS taking the base game and expanding it pretty easily: DungeonCraft, SpaceCraft, HaloCraft, SimCraft, etc. I know it's nothing modders haven't done already, but you get more stability and polish by having a crew of paid professionals develop stuff like this. Junior would be bugging Dad for all of these. Well, okay, maybe not SimCraft.

And Dads all over the world will pay hard cash to make Junior happy so he can go back to surfing teh pr0n on the internet.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
51. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 13:23 jdreyer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 12:40:
I'd like to know if they had to sign a non-compete clause and how long until it expires. Minecraft never hooked me, but they are very talented guys. With that amount of money there is no limit to what they can do next.

They probably have a no compete for a "block based building game" or something, but it sounds like they're not even interested in doing that.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
50. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 13:21 jdreyer
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 11:53:
I didn't see the sense in this from MS's point of view... but that was mainly because I forgot that MS makes upwards of $2.5B a month.

With that in perspective, why the hell not buy them? Kids love Minecraft. Kids now love Microsoft. Let the good times roll. Buy that Windows 9 Phone and Tablet, kids! Free Minecraft included!

I feel this is on the money. Although, I'm sure Dad doesn't mind paying the $8 MC PE for his kid's Android tablet. But yeah, MC for Win Mobile is one of the first things they'll do.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
65. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 23:52 jdreyer
 
Ludomancer wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 17:14:
If this turns out to be true, and I doubt it's false with so many reports in the last week, this is one of the harshest betrayals I've felt by someone I respected. He walked the walk, but... only half-way?

Hey, who knows, maybe he'll use the money to start some anti-corporate political action committee, or use the money to eliminate malaria in Africa. I'd say wait and see.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
63. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 23:26 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 14:00:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 10:26:
Nice knowing you Minecraft.

Pretty much that. They'll fuck it up, try and make it an exclusive (with updates only going to where they want), and then when it bombs, abandon it completely, while having a deathgrip on the IP, so no one else can use it.

Outside of maybe EA, this is the worst group to sell out to.

Worse than Facebook?
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
62. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 23:23 jdreyer
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 12:45:
$2.5B???!!!!

Oy, Microsoft, I got a business opportunity for you! I know some wonderful bridges around here, I could offer them dirt cheap to you? $10M per bridge! What do you say?

Microsoft will only pay for those bridges IF THEY'RE MADE OF MINECRAFT BLOCKS. Obviously.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Sep 14, 2014, 14:29 jdreyer
 
I wouldn't expect the NSA to claim anything else. Also why did it take them this long to come out with this? It's been two years since the Snowden revelations.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
2. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Sep 14, 2014, 14:25 jdreyer
 
Rossini wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 11:36:
And Justice Sotomayor is worried that we're becoming an Orwellian world. Rolleyes
Yeah Blue posted that yesterday. Given that the NSA is already recording all of our communications I'd say we're already there.
 
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News Comments > MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers?
24. Re: MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers? Sep 13, 2014, 23:07 jdreyer
 
Sounds like M$ is going to announce their acquisition of Mojang for $2.5B on Monday.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2014, 20:15 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 17:08:
Hey! South Park is on for 20 clams on the Humble Store sale today. Just picked it up and Outlast for 5 bones.

I guess I didn't realize Canada was so financially backwards.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2014, 20:14 jdreyer
 
Redmask wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 18:56:
Caladell wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 18:37:
Anyone want a Trove key? For being a supporter, they sent me a bonus code.

I would love to give it a whirl if you are willing to part with it, redmaskk@outlook.com

Been really looking forward to checking out that game, cheers

<FaithRestoredInHumanity> Caladell </FaithRestoredInHumanity>
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Sep 13, 2014, 20:06 jdreyer
 
Well, "an even MORE Orwellian world."

But some good has come of tech, too. Most of the Arab spring movements were organized via social media.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
7. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Sep 13, 2014, 20:03 jdreyer
 
Sho wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 18:13:
I think it ultimately comes down to a variety of factors culminating in whether you believe a pitch will follow through and deliver on its promises. If you have no established track record, showing a more substantial prototype can definitely help with generating that.

Yeah, this exactly. If you have a good pitch and a good pedigree, you don't need a prototype, because people will see you've done your homework, and you've got a proven resume. If you're lacking those, then the prototype shows that you have the ability to deliver something, and that the design as a concept works.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer
20. Re: Star Citizen Patch, Ships, Trailer Sep 13, 2014, 19:33 jdreyer
 
I like the world building here. This is a slick vid. Looks like they're putting those extra funds to good use.

 
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News Comments > MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers?
17. Re: MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers? Sep 13, 2014, 16:47 jdreyer
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 16:33:
Can't work well, no way. Steam streaming has trouble with 1080p over a wired gigabit network, they're not gonna pull off 60fps/1080p over the Internet.
Huh, streaming 1200x1920P is flawless for me. My router is a good 5 years old too. Might want to look into that.
 
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News Comments > MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers?
16. Re: MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers? Sep 13, 2014, 16:46 jdreyer
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 14:36:
Xbox One games are X86 so they should just be porting them to PC easily instead of doing this streaming thing, unless they want to stream to tablets running Windows RT or something.
Yeah, but then they couldn't charge you $4 an hour or whatever (I think that's the PS Now price).
 
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News Comments > MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers?
15. Re: MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers? Sep 13, 2014, 16:45 jdreyer
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 14:33:
DO NOT WANT. I want PC games with PC features and no input delay... Keep console games on consoles. Just do Steam streaming if you want to Stream.

The difference is that you actually have to own your Steam games, then streaming can only be done locally. This is cloud streaming, so it can be done from anywhere. And depending on how they do it, you'll could have access to a vast library of existing Xbox games.
 
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News Comments > MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers?
14. Re: MS Working on Xbox Streaming to Browsers? Sep 13, 2014, 16:42 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Sep 13, 2014, 13:41:
Keep chasing the competition. It's cool, I'm sure you'll win that way...


Well, that's how Blizzard did it.

On a more serious note, is there a viable company out there doing this? Onlive is still nascent. Gaikai hasn't really taken off either. Sony just released PS Now, but it's priced awfully and only available in a few areas, so it's not like it's a dominant player. Or do you just mean that PS came out with it first?
 
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