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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 5, 2015, 10:54 NKD
 
LurkerLito wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 10:13:
Newell: SteamVR headset has 0% motion sickness rate.
I call BS.

Yeah, definitely BS. It's not really a resolvable issue. Some people are not going to be able to get comfortable with the tech, and we just don't know what percentage of people that is yet.
 
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News Comments > Ashes of the Singularity Announced
3. Re: Ashes of the Singularity Announced Mar 5, 2015, 10:31 NKD
 
Looks Supreme Commanderish. With any luck it'll be at least half the game that was.  
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News Comments > Source 2 Games Must Use Steam
1. Re: Source 2 Games Must Use Steam Mar 5, 2015, 10:10 NKD
 
Really important point I just thought about. If Source 2 games MUST be on Steam, then does it follow that Steam MUST sell all Source 2 games? I doubt that Valve is going to commit to that.

So it seems that you'll have a scenario where you use Source 2, have Valve say they don't want to sell your game for whatever reason, and then you're forbidden from selling your game at all.

Or must you simply be WILLING to list your game on Steam, and if Valve declines, you get a free pass?
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
8. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 5, 2015, 09:49 NKD
 
descender wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 08:38:
Why is there even going to be a market for "mobile VR"?

Don't you need to use those eyes to like... be mobile?

Why are people seemingly convinced they will be able to see the difference between 1080p and 4K on a 2 inch screen?

So many questions.

Mobile VR is unlikely to take off. Mobile is about AR. But with regards to the resolution, the actual size of the screen is irrelevant. What is relevant is how much of your field of view is occupied by the screen. When your eyeball is right up at the screen with a lens making it take up the bulk of your field of view, low resolution screens have a noticeable screen door effect.

4k in VR headsets is more important than 4k for monitors and TVs because of that effect.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 4, 2015, 22:15 NKD
 
Frankly this email thing is not even in my top 100 concerns about the clusterfuck that is the US government.  
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News Comments > Gigantic a Windows 10 Launch Game
6. Re: Gigantic a Windows 10 Launch Game Mar 4, 2015, 21:28 NKD
 
Christ another MOBA  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 4, 2015, 14:38 NKD
 
Why would you give a cent to anything called Grifta?  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Announced
3. Re: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Announced Mar 4, 2015, 14:23 NKD
 
Hell yes. W:TNO was fucking excellent IMO.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 4, 2015, 13:46 NKD
 
Darks wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 12:04:
Once he lands, grab him and toss him in the deepest darkest pit and throw away the key.

God you're fucking disgusting.
 
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
43. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 08:34 NKD
 
Kajetan wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 08:30:
NKD wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 08:17:
That is what SOME people want.
Its what HL fans want. And Valve, being no publicly traded publisher, does not have to please its investors. They can afford to NOT maximize their profit. They "only" make very good money.

Just look at Counterstrike GO. Only a small refinement of the classic and it rocks in terms of sales and play time. Because it is what people want from a game named Counterstrike.

Why haven't they done it then if it's so easy? A small refinement doesn't take 11 years.
 
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
41. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 08:17 NKD
 
Kajetan wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 07:13:
THAT is what people want from HL 3. Not something new, just a continuation of the story with the already established gameplay mechanics. Nothing against refining those mechanics, but something different? Why? There is no need for an open world/sandbox-HL3. It is Half-Life. Not a new franchise aimed at people who know only sandbox games.

That is what SOME people want. Valve has a lot of money, but even they don't want to ship a title that is going to get absolutely skewered by reviewers and get them accused of pulling a Duke Nukem Forever where you wait a million years and then release a carbon copy of the old game with a graphical upgrade and everyone shits on it for not innovating enough.

If you want a big budget Half Life 3, it has to sell to more than hardcore Half Life fans from way back. And Valve probably isn't looking to ship anything less than a big budget triple A title after this many years.

If they were going to shovel out a Half Life 3 that was just a conclusion to HL2, they would have done it years ago don't you think?
 
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
35. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 06:51 NKD
 
1badmf wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 06:03:
NKD wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 20:01:
Of course they released another "2" because they can't count to 3.

bahahahahah that joke's been long looooong overdue i feel; its truth is kinda scary. they really can't release part 3 of anything.

I just don't think Valve has any good creative minds left. Creating some multiplayer games that are basically refinements on existing titles is one thing. It's all number crunching and balance and a decent enough art style that people can look at it for hours. But there's no real creative depth there. It's about letting other players be the content rather than creating content. It's all game mechanics. Game mechanics can be iterated on and patched after release without too much impact. You can't fix your story after release.

Even their most recent single player effort, Portal, is effectively a puzzle game concept they bought from someone else, and Portal 2 is again just more refinement on an existing idea. Thinnest facade of a story on top.

Half Life is probably causing them a lot of headaches. They know people want it, but what can they really do? The narrative structure hasn't aged well. You've got a silent protagonist wandering around occasionally getting tidbits of story from secondary characters that dip in and out of your mostly lonely journey. You make no choices about how to move forward. You just linearly plow through enemies until the next story drop. It was fine at the time because the quality and execution were great but that's basically the most tired FPS story trope there is at this point. It wont cut it in 2015, let alone 2016, or 2017. Not if you want something better than a mediocre game.

But how do they reconcile a new Half Life with the old one? I don't see them having much success with a circa 2004 shooter with a linear story handcuffed to a nearly 20 year old plot and a graphics upgrade.

Tough choices to be sure.
 
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News Comments > Syndicate Free on Origin
6. Re: Syndicate Free on Origin Mar 4, 2015, 05:56 NKD
 
Blahman wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 22:19:

Check out Satellite Reign: http://store.steampowered.com/app/268870/

Modern spiritual successor to Syndicate.

How have I never heard of this. They ran a Kickstarter in 2013? Missed out on backing this one. Fuck. Ah well, I can check it out now I guess.
 
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News Comments > Mad Max in September
15. Re: Mad Max in September Mar 4, 2015, 03:17 NKD
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 00:19:
NKD wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 21:13:
I always wanted a game that spouted bullshit neocon propaganda.

Oh, wait, this is something else.

Are you ever happy? I mean really, deep down, are you happy?

Not really, why?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Mar 4, 2015, 02:25 NKD
 
If it wasn't for anti-vaxxers putting other people at risk, I'd say let natural selection sort them out.  
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News Comments > Mad Max in September
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
5. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 3, 2015, 20:01 NKD
 
Of course they released another "2" because they can't count to 3.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2015, 19:32 NKD
 
Julio wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 05:53:
Clearly nothing could be abused or wrong from everyone's DNA being available. I'm seeing a "clone, indoctrinate and replace" program on it's way...

What's the point when it's just as easy to indoctrinate the original?
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation The Trigger Released
9. Re: Alien: Isolation The Trigger Released Mar 3, 2015, 18:27 NKD
 
Stop you're triggering me.  
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News Comments > Pay for WoW Game Time with Game Gold
30. Re: Pay for WoW Game Time with Game Gold Mar 3, 2015, 08:26 NKD
 
Jonjonz wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 08:06:
MMO's love gold sellers, they inflate the economy, which leads to average joe players with a choice, grind more, or pay up, if they want to keep up with the Whales and no-lifers.

This anti-goldseller thing is just a front.

This is just a cash grab plain and simple.

F2P gets closer and closer.

Yeah I'm sure WoW is hurting for money dude. This genius plan to sell people time tokens even though each one means a lost monthly fee is fucking diabolical. I don't know how Blizzard's staff can sleep at night with that level of greed.

Also how many years have you been predicting that F2P is right around the corner?
 
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