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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial
48. Re: Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial Aug 17, 2014, 03:13 jdreyer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 20:46:
You know, RSI should make some more commercials about Star Citizen. I really hadn't heard much about this game, and it could definitely use some more exposure.

Heh.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial
47. Re: Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial Aug 17, 2014, 03:12 jdreyer
 
panbient wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 21:08:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 19:16:
Don't forget that a lot of Chris Roberts' games have featured major voice actors and Squadron 42 is being developed as a full game in itself. It's also worth remembering that the game is going to raise significantly more money between now and its release, as many people are waiting for it to be released before buying it. I'd be surprised if the game doesn't hit $75m, given that this release pulled in $500,000 alone and it's managing $40 a day.

Also don't forget that most of those major names from back in the day hadn't been seen on a screen in years and/or were in 'low' points of their careers (Mark Hamill / Malcolm McDowell). As proven by their willingness to work in a relatively obscure medium (at the time).

This is no longer the case.

Even if they do hit $75M, spending a full 3rd of their budget on voice acting is absurd.

Also, didn't WC3 feature a porn actress?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial
38. Re: Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial Aug 16, 2014, 18:35 jdreyer
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 16:57:
As for the extra money raised, that's going to things like hiring big name voice actors (which they reckon could cost $20-30m), developers (a substantial cost given the skills required), supporting the persistent universe for years, etc.
That's the worst idea I've heard yet. I hope they're not wasting that much. There are plenty of talented voice actors that could pull off what needs to be done at scale.

CIG has done a good job of keeping the community informed, while holding enough back to present a few surprises.
Yeah, communication has been fine, it just seems like progress is too slow. Given how much they've grown the team, it would be a pretty easy thing to run out of money if they don't finish within a year or so.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2014, 16:35 jdreyer
 
Skyrim Modding gone horribly wrong.

Looks like it belongs more in Silent Hill than Skyrim.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 16, 2014, 16:27 jdreyer
 
Task wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 11:12:
Gordon Cooper said otherwise. Nice try NSA.

Regardless of whether or not there are actually UFOs, there's no doubt the gov't ran a massive UFO disinfomration campaign feeding false info and encouraging people to look for them. It distracted from the real top secret projects they were working on, although I doubt they fooled spies from other nations.
 
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News Comments > Clockwork Empires Early Access
3. Re: Clockwork Empires Early Access Aug 16, 2014, 16:25 jdreyer
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 12:54:
I'll have a video preview Monday.

50 word impression?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial
22. Re: Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial Aug 16, 2014, 16:09 jdreyer
 
Thoughts on this video.

1. Was it just me, or was this the trailer for the new TV show: Star Citizen 90120?

2. Way to totally violate the prime directive.

3. How can a planet completely lacking in vegetation support apex predators like humanoids?

4. I do appreciate a non-combat commercial. Nice to know there will be more to do than just blowing shit up.

5. Zarathustra spoke.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial
21. Re: Star Citizen at $50 Million; New Commercial Aug 16, 2014, 16:05 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 14:12:
Creston wrote on Aug 16, 2014, 13:57:
We should do a Blues pool. How high will the funding be when they finally release a "release" level version?

I'd like to counter that with a "what features will actually be included in the release/1.0 version?" pool.

edit: Or maybe a bingo type card. IE "game actually has flight", "single player included", etc, etc...

As a supporter of this project (at the base level) I do have to say that it's been nearly 2 years, and there's very little to show. It's worrying. After two years most studios would be in full game alpha at least, but all we have is the arena tech demo and some nice commercials.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 16, 2014, 04:58 jdreyer
 
Thanks Scheherazade. Great write up, just the info I was looking for. That answered a bunch of questions I had about the Rift. When I watch that F-15 OR vid I posted, the HUD is unreadable like you said, but I was hoping that it was the case that youtube was overcompressing the vid or it would show up better at 75Hz or something. I'm watching 1080P videos on Cardboard on a 1080P Samsung Galaxy 4, so that should be equivalent to a DK 2. I was hoping the clarity would be improved, but it sounds like you're telling me I'm seeing 95% of what I'd see on a DK 2 just from the vids.

While flight sims seem the most natural fit for VR, I thought the greatest 3D effect was playing Skyrim or Minecraft. In a flight sim, there's your cockpit, but everything else is at distance. Skyrim and Minecraft have a much wider variety of object distances, and you really feel the 3D. A bit too much actually, but I assume that can be tweaked with a real OR as opposed to watching OR vids on Cardboard.

I might wait until the consumer version comes out next year, which I assume will be WQHD (2560x1440), but I'm sorely tempted to pick one of these up. Sounds like I might also need another 670 so I can run SLI and keep my frame rates up.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 15, 2014, 19:09 jdreyer
 
Julio wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 14:49:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 14:38:
Julio wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 12:48:
I'll take the government's word over that of the five American muslims. Too much tolerance for terrorists these days.

IKNOWRITE??? They're overrunning the country!!!

Also, too: OF COURSE Muslim = Terrorist. That's why ALL 1.6 billion Muslims in the world need to be arrested and shipped to Guantanamo Bay.

Interesting that you suggested Muslim = Terrorist. I didn't. The reason they're on the no fly list means they could be terrorists. Not that they're muslim.

However, I will say that I wouldn't trust someone who has a religion that talks about killing the unbelievers.

Except for the fact that 40% of people on no-fly lists have no terrorist ties at all. Innocent until proven guilty, and all that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 15, 2014, 19:01 jdreyer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 15:38:
I thought there was nothing wrong with you donating 132K to that event, Comcast? Lying shitbags.

Nope that was them just "speaking" per the first amendment and Citizens United.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 15, 2014, 18:25 jdreyer
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 17:32:
fucking cops man. i hate that i feel that way, but man shit like this comes up way too often. the worst part is it seems it wasn't just one or two powertripping dudes. it was the entire department.

Right, the vast majority of police people are good people and in it for the right reasons, but there are both systemic problems and too many bad apples. This whole police force reeked. The population of Ferguson is 65% black, but the police force had only 5% black officers.

Also, the militarization of police, in both equipment and tactics, has got to end. It makes people into enemies, and has resulted in hundreds of innocent deaths over the years. Possessing a few grams of coke shouldn't result in a death sentence.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 15, 2014, 15:50 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 14:57:
Hope Anon finds the fucker and outs dirt on the rest of those pigs too.

Don't need anon to get the dirt. The Daily Beast has a good example right here. They pick up the wrong guy, beat the shit out of him, then when they realize they have an innocent man, they charge him with destruction of state property for getting his blood on their uniforms during the beating. In America. In the 21st century.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 15, 2014, 15:25 jdreyer
 
I got Google Cardboard set up last night and tried a few things on it. Wanted to use it as an assessment to see if I could handle Oculus, or if VR was even worth the hype. I have to say, it's pretty cool. The demos that come with it are cool, but I think the best thing I did was watch DCS Oculus demos on youtube, like this F-15 vid. You really get the sense that you're a pilot in an cockpit. And despite the slower reaction and lower frame rate, I got no nausea at all, so I think I must be fine from that perspective.

I do hear that there isn't that much to play with on the OR right now though. Does anyone have one? And if so, what are you playing on it, besides the Elite D beta?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Aug 15, 2014, 15:09 jdreyer
 
So, perhaps we should call it all

Afternoon Legal Briefs
Afternoon Metaverse
Into the Orange


I guess Blue's got plans tonight.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 15, 2014, 15:07 jdreyer
 
Does Facebook think users are dumb? “Satire” tag added to Onion articles.

Well, we are talking about FACEBOOK users. Assumptions about intelligence are strictly optional.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2014, 15:02 jdreyer
 
Meet the Beer Bottle Dictator.

Whoa, bizarre.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2014, 14:49 jdreyer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 11:03:
Discovery channel Shark Week debunked.

duh. I watched 5 minutes of that Megaladon shark show last year the first time it aired. It took me about 1 minute to realize it was fake - as it was so damn campy. I then googled the Dr. and found out in 2 minutes that it was indeed fake.

If an online poll was done after that show that 74% believe the shark is real, it just shows what we around here already know, 74% of the internet world is dumb as hell.....

It's worse than that.

1. Google "biggest shark in the world" and it's all that stupid Discovery shit. The ACTUAL biggest shark in the world, the whale shark, isn't even on the first page. So much for science.

2. Discovery LIED to shark scientists to get them to appear on the show.

20 years ago Discovery was the bomb. Wings, Shark Week, and lots of other fascinating stuff. Now it's all Nostrodamus, Aliens, and reality TV. I'm just glad Netflix and Youtube exist so I can get real nature and history documentaries.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 15, 2014, 14:38 jdreyer
 
Julio wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 12:48:
I'll take the government's word over that of the five American muslims. Too much tolerance for terrorists these days.

IKNOWRITE??? They're overrunning the country!!!

Also, too: OF COURSE Muslim = Terrorist. That's why ALL 1.6 billion Muslims in the world need to be arrested and shipped to Guantanamo Bay.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 15, 2014, 14:03 jdreyer
 
How Verizon lets its copper network decay to force phone customers onto fiber.

I'm definitely of two minds here. I see the benefits of copper, but fiber is without a doubt the future.
 
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