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Signed On Aug 8, 2005, 17:47
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Game Reviews May 19, 2013, 02:13 Jensen
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 19, 2013, 00:06:
Dunno where he sees "violence" but shooting robots and cyborg animals is at best vandalism
Yeah, in this game you're only simulating the shooting of simulations of people instead of simulating the shooting of people.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
9. Re: Sunday Mobilization May 5, 2013, 19:46 Jensen
 
Glass is headache-inducing too; you're more or less cross-eyed when focusing on something so close to your face.
I would assume you'd be *less* cross-eyed than when looking at any other personal screen, as its simulated distance is very far away. And good luck looking to the upper right and crossing your eyes at the same time.
 
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News Comments > Virtuix Omni - VR Treadmill
22. Re: Virtuix Omni - VR Treadmill Apr 22, 2013, 22:56 Jensen
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 22, 2013, 10:35:
And still, a mouse and keyboard are approximately 1 zillion times better than this and 1/1,000,000th the price. And who'll be adopting games for it? No one. What an utterly useless toy.
Better at what?
 
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News Comments > Minecraft PC Sells $10MM; "Subtly" Teases Horses
3. Re: Minecraft PC Sells $10MM; Apr 5, 2013, 11:10 Jensen
 
No need for the dollar sign. 10 million is the unit sales. They are closer to $250 million in revenue from the PC version.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2013, 18:21 Jensen
 
http://steamdb.info/app/800/  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Mar 3, 2013, 18:44 Jensen
 
The guy writing the AMOLED vs LCD article has no idea what he is talking about. Some choice quotes:
Due to the high contrast ratios of AMOLED screens, color saturation is clearly divisive in how we perceive true color. AMOLED displays saturate all images and colors to the opposite effect of a traditional rainbow.
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However, an LCD display is simply an actuator of the pixel arrangement and provides no true light of its own, which is why IPS (In-Plane Switching) exists.
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In practice, AMOLED displays are designed with no accuracy of color reproduction in mind, which is fine by me. It's completely acceptable that the AMOLED variety of displays do not prioritize true color reproduction.. It's preference after all. Lastly, AMOLED displays run "cooler" and offer colder colors. Coolness of color is the level of differentiation in hue, the degree to which a color can be described as red, green, blue, or yellow.

 
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News Comments > TrackMania2 Stadium Info "Very Soon"
2. Re: TrackMania2 Stadium Info Feb 21, 2013, 20:36 Jensen
 
When playing a track online, there is an option to dowload the current track.... except most servers disable that function. Never understood why.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
46. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 20, 2013, 23:57 Jensen
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 20, 2013, 20:50:
Redmask wrote on Feb 20, 2013, 20:16:
I can't believe they didn't show a picture of it, that's a pretty basic thing.

I'm surprised by how upset people on the Internet are getting about this. The box gets shoved under the TV and never looked at except when changing discs. Does it really matter that much?

Heck, I doubt you'll even have to change discs.
 
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News Comments > ShootMania Beta Updated
3. Re: ShootMania Beta Updated Feb 11, 2013, 20:53 Jensen
 
It may be because they don't want to make any gameplay tweaks once they release the game?
The physics in Trackmania games is locked down at release. I suppose that could be different because of the nature of driving games and replays and records, though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
33. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 7, 2013, 21:20 Jensen
 
I doubt the next-gen consoles will require an 'always-on' net connection, but I think they'll require online activation to install a game... though Sony may use their patented discs to avoid the online activation requirement.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
32. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 6, 2013, 22:37 Jensen
 
swedishfriend wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 12:29:
Europe requires that you can re-sell even downloaded games and I would expect that those kinds of rules will spread. Why try to stop used game sales so late in the game? I would focus my efforts on working out a scheme that will satisfy the EU and implement that all over the world instead. Aim for features the future will require not for the features of the past.
The reasoning behind the first-sale doctrine breaks down when you can instantly transfer something with no loss in quality.... Especially for single-player games with limited replayability.

I would guess that the system works a lot like Steam, which I'd be fine with, except...
  • You're tied to a device made by the same company

  • XBox Live has a subscription fee

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    News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
    13. Re: I still use a CRT TV. Jan 14, 2013, 00:27 Jensen
     
    I'm all for higher, even unnecessary, resolutions for TVs and phones.

    Higher resolution phone panels will mean the Oculus Rift can get higher resolutions faster :-)

    UHD TV panels will be better for passive 3D. Also, it may finally push forward PC monitor resolutions. I'd love to have a curved 8K monitor.

    It also may push GPUs to be faster, even low end ones.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Metaverse
    3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 10, 2013, 23:18 Jensen
     
    When are they doing this with books?  
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    News Comments > $83MM to Kickstart Games in 2012
    8. Re: $83MM to Kickstart Games in 2012 Jan 9, 2013, 01:47 Jensen
     
    Wow, all the games on Kickstarter combined almost got as much money as Minecraft PC made in 2012.

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    News Comments > Evening Consolidation
    6. Re: Sony blocking used game sales Jan 4, 2013, 01:37 Jensen
     
    This would let Sony implement a system like Steam with a bit more flexibility. Mostly online sales, but with discs for those with slower connections, and the RFID option so no internet connection is needed at all. Also, the disc wouldn't need to be in the system after the initial installation.

    One of the reasons I'm a bit more accepting of Steam DRM is that it doesn't lock me to a specific piece of hardware made by the same company.
     
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    News Comments > Valve on VR Latency
    17. Re: More Big Picture Details Jan 2, 2013, 20:07 Jensen
     
    entr0py wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 19:44:
    I don't know a lot about it so I'm curious, how do VR glasses fix the convergence problem? My understanding is that convergence is where your eyes are pointed, and that naturally changes based on the distance to the object you're focusing on (more or less cross eyed). But even with VR glasses the screens are still a fixed distance from your eyes.

    Would they need eye tracking to allow your eyes to converge on any object in the scene?

    The focus point for the oculus rift is infinity. The apurature of the human eye is small enough that focus doesn't change much beyond 10 feet or so. The Rift is also low resolution, so I doubt there will be any (focus vs convergence) issues unless you are consistently looking at a virtual object within a foot or two.
     
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    28. Re: Op Ed Dec 30, 2012, 22:46 Jensen
     
    Reckless wrote on Dec 30, 2012, 06:12:
    Jensen wrote on Dec 30, 2012, 02:41:
    I hope Apple releases one and pushes other companies towards using higher quality panels. I think their usage of high quality panels in the recent iPhones and iPads has help push the mobile industry in the right direction.
    So you think that a TV with marketing bullshit like "retina display" will be any different than the afore mentioned HD moniker? The question here is the lack of a clear and concise statement about how good something is.

    I actually find the term "retina" to be useful. It refers to an (Apple) device with exactly twice the linear pixel density (of what was previously an industry standard/average) while keeping elements the same physical size.

    But retina isn't what I was referring to. The display on my iPad 3 is very close to the sRGB standard, has zero banding issues and uses an 8-bit IPS display. Many competing devices are using quite good screens, too.

    I was disappointed with the plasma TV I got, even though it was quite highly rated at the time. I'd like a no-nonsense TV that looks as good as my iPad. Stores are worthless for picking a good display, always having the wrong settings.
     
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    23. Re: Op Ed Dec 30, 2012, 02:41 Jensen
     
    mag wrote on Dec 30, 2012, 02:30:
    If it's not indicated, then it's a TN panel. IPS always says so, PVA usually says so. Easy.

    Easy for me and you. But they still don't explain the difference. I even see it here: "I sit directly in front of my monitor, why does viewing angle matter?")

    Panel type is better than it has been in the past (Dell used to have some models that could come with either IPS or *VA.) You can also usually infer it from the specified viewing angle.

    TV's are worse, though. I hope Apple releases one and pushes other companies towards using higher quality panels. I think their usage of high quality panels in the recent iPhones and iPads has help push the mobile industry in the right direction.

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    News Comments > Op Ed
    20. Re: Op Ed Dec 30, 2012, 02:02 Jensen
     
    Resellers love giving specs that are meaningless. I notice it with monitors:

    Dynamic contrast ratio
    pixel response time (several ways to measure this)
    viewing angles (measuring method worthless)
    "HD" (all monitors are HD)

    They rarely advertise specs that are important to me: lag, bit depth, panel type.
     
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    News Comments > Op Ed
    4. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2012, 17:49 Jensen
     
    One of the comments brought up Steam. They have their Hardware & Software Survey. They could allow games to report back framerate statistics, and do all sorts of data analysis and share it with users. Myabe some interactive thing.  
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