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News Comments > Steam Box Previews
24. Re: Steam Box Previews Nov 4, 2013, 15:37 NKD
 
Re: OGL vs D3D

They have basically the same features. OGL might be a bit faster currently, but that's going to be contingent on how much time a developer puts into optimizing for a given API, and if there are any current driver issues.

The big difference is that OGL is a relative pain in the ass to code compared to D3D, which of course means there are fewer developers out there who have bothered learning OpenGL and transitioning over would be a pain when Direct3D is working just fine and there aren't many compelling reasons to pursue cross-platform PC support.

So, OGL is more than technically sufficient, it just has a barrier to adoption.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
18. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 4, 2013, 14:12 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 13:48:
Her, and more particularly the out of control responses she garnered, are precisely why I have zero faith in the species. Anyone who thinks mankind isn't doomed - sooner rather than later - needs a huge reality pill.


This is nothing new. As long as humans, and our predecessors have been assembling in large groups, they've been bringing out the rocks and pitchforks. The fact that we mostly keep to mean words over the Internet seems like an improvement to me.

People being upset on the Internet isn't going to doom mankind. Overpopulation and resource depletion will do that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 4, 2013, 11:45 NKD
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 11:32:
These asshats have made me feel sorry for someone who actually thought that a Boston Marathon victim was an appropriate costume.

Honestly, what is appropriate is dependent on who is seeing it. A socially normal human being can adapt their behavior to be appropriate for the audience. I don't think we should have to censor ourselves or our behavior around our friends just because "Well the internet exists and anything you say or do might get out!"

Tip-toeing through your entire life as if you're in a room full of strangers is just not a way I'd want to live.

Yeah, Boston Marathon Victim is inappropriate for say, trick or treating or going out to a club. But why does anyone do anything edge or inappropriate around their friends? Because they can.

There is a constant low level pressure to censor yourself in life, and if you're not a sociopath, you give in to that pressure. But when you're with your buddies, away from people who don't know what's in your heart, you can just let yourself go for once without fear of judgement, and other people don't judge because they themselves don't want to be judged for whatever social norms THEY decide to let go for a while.

That's the ultimate hypocrisy at work here: A huge number of these offended parties do and say things that would offend others every day. But because it was someone else who's behavior got "outed" it's somehow appropriate for them to lash out at them.
 
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News Comments > Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans
16. Re: Blablablablabla Nov 4, 2013, 10:58 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 10:38:
blablablablabla PS4 and Xbone released but no PC because 3 minutes of work too much blablablablab

Who are Bungie again?

Career sellouts if you ask me. Sold out their Mac fans to go to PC, and almost immediately sold out the PC fans too to be console exclusive.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 4, 2013, 10:45 NKD
 
Internet Neckbeard Justice at work. Someone offends you? Clearly they need to be murdered, raped, and their family too. Fucking idiots need to get a grip.  
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News Comments > Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans
1. Re: Bungie on Lack of PC Destiny Plans Nov 4, 2013, 09:21 NKD
 
"PC is dead last on our priority list, even behind last-gen consoles that will be slowly dying starting in a week."

Well said Bungie, well said.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Previews
1. Re: Sunday Previews Nov 4, 2013, 09:05 NKD
 
Anyone been following this at all? It's supposedly some kind of spiritual successor to SWG, but that's about all I know.  
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News Comments > Warhammer Online Goes Free Until Closure
19. Re: Warhammer Online Goes Free Until Closure Nov 4, 2013, 08:45 NKD
 
BitWraith wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 08:36:
RaZ0r! wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 06:58:
WoW ruined all potentially good MMOs. WoW taught us what the mass market really wants: cartoon graphics that run good on sub-$1000 PCs, and everything handed to them on a silver platter in-game.

Oh, give it a rest. The last two tiers of raiding content have been hard as $%^&. This is coming from a guy who spent hours and hours every day grinding through Molten Core.

What WoW has done is make sure everyone has something to do. It's currently the least repetitive MMO on the market, because it has so much content built on the back of years and years of content releases.

I think Wrath was the most fun era in WoW. The steady stream of people leaving the game is because the raiding content is so difficult, not too easy. I wouldn't be surprised to see Blizz go back to a Wrath era style raiding in the next exp. Especially with GW2 releasing content overy couple of weeks.

You raise a good point. Raid content is still hard, based on the time it's taken top world guilds to clear the heroic modes. And it's very hard to field a good raid team these days. The player base is smaller than it used to be, but the hardcore player base has dropped off even more so recruitment is a bitch.

A lot of people though could never hack it raiding in WoW or the other raiding MMOs. They didn't have any actual skill or talent, or they were just bad at getting along with others. All they had was a lot of time to invest.

So since they can't experience the hardcore endgame because of their crippling social dysfunction, all they ever see is leveling alts, running dailies, dungeon queues, and LFR.

None of which are designed to be challenging. None of which are the focus of the developers. So in their eyes, making those things tedious is the only way to differentiate the 40-hour a week baddie from the 80-hour a week baddie. They want to be King of the Baddies because all they have are endless hours and a supply of Cheetohs.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer Online Goes Free Until Closure
17. Re: Warhammer Online Goes Free Until Closure Nov 4, 2013, 07:43 NKD
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 06:58:
WoW ruined all potentially good MMOs. WoW taught us what the mass market really wants: cartoon graphics that run good on sub-$1000 PCs, and everything handed to them on a silver platter in-game.

You mean people don't want to have to invest 8 hours a day to enjoy the game?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
11. Re: Saturday Mobilization Nov 3, 2013, 07:44 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 23:28:
I'm not a cry baby, and no, Google isn't fine. Free or not. And if they're spying on you to make money it's not really free is it?

Spying? Please. The fact that Google is very open about its vacuum-up-all-the-data policies means it isn't spying. You're free to avoid the use of Google and Google-related products. It's not like they are the NSA. They've always been open about their data policies. We've known since forever what their business model is.

The offer a massive number of free services. The price you pay is sacrificing some privacy. That price is obvious and available for anyone with functioning neurons to see.

If you don't like the price, don't use their services.

At the end of the day though, you might as well just move your ass into the woods and turn off the electricity Cutter, because one of those evil entities called "businesses" is probably benefitting in some way from your presence on the Internet.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
12. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 3, 2013, 06:57 NKD
 
nin wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 16:48:
Cutter wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 16:24:
LurkerLito wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 12:43:
It can't send an image, just a numerical representation of your facial features. That is definitely identifiable info. If they are measuring the distance between the eyes, the eye shape, the nose and it's shape, the ratio between the distances of the eyes, nose, mouth, hairline. You can come up with a potential pool who that person is simply by using the IP address from the XBone, that facial info, and calculate similar info within certain ranges from freely available pictures from facebook, google, instagram, etc... that came from the same general area of the IP and do a comparison. That will get you down to a small number of suspected people. If any agency would want a nearly perfect confirmation, they'd just have to do a drive by with a kinect camera on that small pool of suspects to see if they'd get the same info. They'd probably be able to get it down to the actual person by then depending on how accurate the Kinect actually is.

Why would the feds do that when they'll just go in through the backdoor that MS has so kindly provided and turn the camera on - without signifying that it's on - and watch away real time?

How much do you want to bet within the next few years we'll see a news story of the cops or feds doing precisely this? And it'll come out they've been doing it on a massive scale. Then all the PS4 people can sit back and laugh their asses off.

"Achievement unlocked citizen! We shall notify your family and friends."


"We'll also update your records with Politburo at no extra cost!"
 
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News Comments > Thief Trailer
21. Re: Thief Trailer Nov 2, 2013, 23:23 NKD
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 19:20:
How can people condemn a game they know so little about and have never even played?

http://i.imgur.com/KXbn6qg.jpg
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 2, 2013, 14:55 NKD
 
Rhett wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 14:14:
There's a minecraft convention? Da fuh?

Why is that surprising? That Minecraft is incredibly popular isn't exactly a well guarded secret.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans
2. Re: Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans Nov 2, 2013, 12:41 NKD
 
I can't wait for this.  
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News Comments > Thief Trailer
17. Re: Thief Trailer Nov 2, 2013, 06:15 NKD
 
Denthor wrote on Nov 2, 2013, 01:55:
How could they have done so well in dx:hr and so wrong, so very wrong, with this - it doesn't really make much sense. Unless its suits. Wait. Who am i kidding, definitely suits designing the game. It's the only way it makes sense.

Different lead designers etc, different types of game. Makes a lot of sense.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Nov 1, 2013, 20:06 NKD
 
I was disappointed to read he wasn't blown up with dynamite.  
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns for Linux Released
23. Re: Shadowrun Returns for Linux Released Nov 1, 2013, 20:03 NKD
 
Beelzebud wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 16:56:
Well for one there is the whole issue of Direct X, which only runs on MS stuff, and OpenGL which runs on everything else including MS stuff.

Get everyone developing on OpenGL and this all becomes a non-issue. That's the whole point behind putting resources into Linux. It makes better sense to have everyone working with an open standard not controlled by one company.

Sure, but Microsoft doesn't force you to use DirectX. In fact, developers could be using OpenGL right now. DirectX is only the game API of choice for the same reason Windows is the game platform of choice: Because they happened to pull their heads out of their asses a little more quickly than the Linux community and the OpenGL ARB. It's momentum really.

The only advantage OpenGL has over DirectX right now that is meaningful is the easier cross-platform development. But since the other platforms do not have a meaningful number of gamers, there's no reason for thousands of DirectX developers to go learn OpenGL.

In short, it's the same catch-22 Linux has always been caught in. You can't grab market share by playing catch up and claiming "We're almost as good as what you've already been using for 20 years!" You need something that sets you clearly AHEAD of the competition.

People who think some glorious Linux gaming revolution is coming just because Gaben wills it to be are gaslighting themselves. Linux will have increased gaming support, but the kind of 2-5 year reversal in fortune people are picturing is a dream.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Returns for Linux Released
21. Re: Shadowrun Returns for Linux Released Nov 1, 2013, 14:45 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 12:48:
NKD wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 08:50:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 23:37:
Harlequin wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 16:42:
As for linux.. meh. It's never going to overtake windows as a gaming platform (or typical desktop). Ever. So while good for the non-conformists its pretty moot in the big picture.

As for Android..meh. It's never going to overtake iOS a gaming platform (or typical mobile). Ever. So while good for the non-conformists its pretty moot in the big picture.

Just sayin'

Really shitty comparison because unlike iOS which was hamstrung by being on basically one device, and Apple acting as a gatekeeper, Windows has no barriers for developers. You can freely develop whatever you want and distribute it however you want.

There aren't many reasons NOT to develop for Windows.

Gabe thinks there is.

Like what? Gaben also thinks Microsoft is going to lock down Windows and make you use their app store for everything.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2013, 09:56 NKD
 
Verno wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 09:40:

Damned shame. I am really tempted to go grab one of this years models but my plasma isn't old enough yet for me to justify it. I hope it lasts until we see decent OLED sets that are past initial teething problems.

I was really bummed when techs like SED and FED did not work out, because OLED has fundamental longevity issues and I only buy a new TV once in a blue moon.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2013, 09:26 NKD
 
Going to be hard to find a good plasma now. I just bought a new Sony LCD TV because I wanted something with really low input lag for gaming and it was tested at sub-20ms, but plasma still has the best picture quality for money when it comes to TV and movies.

With Pioneer gone, Panasonic was making the best. With Panasonic gone, eh. I don't think there will really be any truly outstanding plasmas available.
 
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