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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
25. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 11, 2016, 21:47 NKD
 
Steazy wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 19:42:

Hence, trolling, or stupidity, sorry I gave anyone the benefit of the doubt :P

Quite frankly the only "trolling" in this thread is from you. You come in here guns blazing like we just kicked your fucking dog or like you are the owner of Razer.

You average 5 posts a year and three of them this year are in this thread. Maybe try participating a bit before working up to the guns blazing attack everyone approach.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. removed Jan 11, 2016, 12:59 NKD
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 11, 2016, 12:52 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 12:45:

Again, you're missing the primary reason why desktop PCs have been experiencing such a massive sales slowdown relative to laptops - people don't want a part of their home dedicated to the computer. It's an inelegant solution that feels dated.


I didn't miss that at all. I'm not talking about those people.

Those people are, for the most part, not gaming on their laptops. They certainly aren't playing high spec triple A games, and for the most part, aren't even plugging in a mouse. Laptops are selling well still, yes, but which laptops? The $400-600 variety.

When you're looking at a low end PC, a laptop is attractive because it's just as powerful for the things you're doing, while being small, but still being more usable than a smartphone. Useful for dragging between your bed and the living room and whatnot. Like you said, doesn't require much space set aside for it.

But when you're marketing to the core gamer, you're marketing to a different set of people who value performance and usability over something as nebulous as "feeling dated."
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 11, 2016, 12:21 NKD
 
I never understood the point of a gaming laptop.

For the same price you can get a dirt cheap laptop good for everything you're likely to be doing on the go, and also get a regular gaming PC. A Mini-ITX build is you're concerned about space.

I don't really see any compelling reason why my laptop and my gaming PC have to be the same machine. I guess a niche scenario where someone has to move between two homes very very frequently might lend itself to wanting a very compact hassle-free gaming setup that doesn't involve hauling a 27" screen.

I just don't see the point in some shit that's only just mobile enough so that you can change what room its in slightly easier.

"Well today I feel like gaming in the fucking kitchen, good thing I got this PC that is slightly easier to move around the house."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2016, 10:55 NKD
 
nin wrote on Jan 9, 2016, 14:45:
Came here to say the same thing. They're exploiting/manipulating code to "win". That's not a speed run, that's cheating.

The people who actually do speedruns and participate in that community disagree. Glitch-free speedruns are often boring as shit because the ideal no-glitch strategy has been figured out for years if not decades. There's no room to improve on a lot of titles.

They aren't running 3rd party tools or using a fucking Game Genie. If the game lets you glitch around by doing weird shit or having characters named certain things, then it's fair game.
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Jan 8, 2016, 22:18 NKD
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 19:24:
Flatline wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 18:31:
descender wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 14:59:
I'm sure he was posting completely reasonable and researched things and not just piling on the trollwagon and blaming CIG for spending the money on hookers and blow. God knows those threads here are always so rational and mild-mannered.

Unless we can see what he actually posted and was banned for... I don't believe a word of this crap. He probably deserved to be banned... and they still let him play the game. He just can't be part of a community he didn't want to be a part of anyway.

Let me guess, you're active on the SC forums and don't want to be banned...

The off-site "espionage" stuff is nonsense but people who get banned tend to complain about it being unfair and I really don't buy it. Particularly given how much nonsense Star Citizen gets slung its way, and I say that as someone who thinks SC is a train-wreak and who wouldn't put his money anywhere near it.

I can easily believe that their moderators are overly partisan given how passionate some people get about Star Citizen but it's a commercial operation and if you walk into a shop and endlessly complain loudly (or insult other customers, CJ) you should probably expect security to ask you to leave even if you're a customer.

From what the article says, this appears to have been a ban for off-site activity. I mean the guy posted communication from CIG confirming that. Then they decided, after some bad press, to start telling him "Oh well, maybe that wasn't the reason, but I can't tell you what that reason was."
 
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News Comments > Far Cry: Primal Specs
14. Re: Far Cry: Primal Specs Jan 8, 2016, 18:33 NKD
 
mag wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 17:01:
IAMLIT_REFLEX wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 15:00:
You know what makes me glad I spent $380 on a GTX 970? The fact that this card can handle 99% of all pre existing games in 1440P is great but the fact that I'm maxing out my VRAM circa 2015 is SUPER COOL!!!

4 gigs of VRAM should have been a non starter at NVidia but nooooo we don't need to let a pretty solidly futureproof GPU have enough memory to last more than a year!

Seriously though... The GTX 970 eats up everything except Ark: Survival Evolved which requires a GTX 980 or higher just for max settings in 1080P at 50 frames per second. Why would they give a GPU that is slightly faster than the original Titan only 4 gigs????

It just doesn't really matter right now.

R9 290 4GB vs. R9 390 8GB.

The R9 390 and R9 290 are virtually identical, with roughly equivalent performance to the GTX970, and 8GB vs. 4GB does almost nothing.

Yup... there are a few niche situations where you can crank your VRAM use over 4GB, but that's all they are. And there won't be significantly more of those any time soon. For most titles you're not coming anywhere near 4GB at 1440p. It's cobbled together bullshit like indie titles and things like Skyrim with 5000 graphical mods sloppily shoehorned in that really test your VRAM.

With AMD and Nvidia both going to HBM2 memory in their next gen cards, it will cease to matter anyway as they'll be able to pack a lot more memory onto a single card.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve [Updated]
11. Re: Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve? Jan 8, 2016, 11:43 NKD
 
Guy is pushing 60 I guess it makes sense he'd be retiring.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jan 8, 2016, 10:29 NKD
 
If you feel the need to ban backers who aren't happy with your project, then your project is probably doomed. These are the people who made your shit possible when no one else wanted anything to do with you.  
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News Comments > Psychonauts 2 Funded
8. Re: Psychonauts 2 Funded Jan 7, 2016, 08:48 NKD
 
I wonder if he'll actually finish this one.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 7, 2016, 05:00 NKD
 
Simon Says wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 03:50:
Denuvo got cracked a year ago...

You might want to actually read the article. Not every Denuvo game is cracked. The underlying concept has not been defeated, though one or two titles were eventually cracked.

Just Cause 3 remains uncracked after more than a month.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
94. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 7, 2016, 01:14 NKD
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 00:42:
Dmitri_M wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 20:26:
What makes the vive better than rift?

It'll likely be half the cost.

Do you really believe that? You think there's that much margin for HTC to undercut Oculus while matching or surpassing features/specs?

When they were talking about a $400 ballpark Oculus, HTC was already basically saying Vive would be "slightly more expensive" than the Rift. So while they may be able to price cheaper, "half" or even close to half, is probably out of the question.
 
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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month
12. Re: EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month Jan 7, 2016, 00:41 NKD
 
BrazosRR wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 22:34:
So what does this mean for the original Eve game?

Nothing. This isn't a replacement or a sequel. It's just a little side project that spun out of a tech demo.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
63. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 17:29 NKD
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 17:12:
At $599 and they're not turning a profit at all, I would really like to see a breakdown on the manufacturing cost. Perhaps they're figuring in the software development cost plus there's going to be a loss of profit for warranty repair which I'm guessing is standard one year?

I'm thinking they are getting dunked on the screen costs. I doubt they even have a choice of manufacturer for those. I think the only one who makes screens applicable to their design is Samsung. The real issue there is, if thats the case, then no competitor is going to be able to drive the cost down much without cutting features and simply making a lower end product.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
58. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 16:28 NKD
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 16:22:
They need to pay for those "free" rifts to the original backers somehow.

According to shit they said on Twitter they aren't even profiting on the hardware at $599. They must have some serious manufacturing cost issues going.

Will be interesting to see how much they are eating when the financials come out.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
47. Re: Star Wars Battlefront 40 Player Battle Shown Jan 6, 2016, 15:58 NKD
 
Noticed post says March for expected shipping but the order screen now says May. Are they just getting a lot of orders?  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
35. Re: Star Wars Battlefront 40 Player Battle Shown Jan 6, 2016, 14:54 NKD
 
Little higher than I expected. I was thinking around $450-500. But it's a high end peripheral and they know that their future competitors aren't going to be able to undercut them by much, if at all, without sacrificing hardware specs. According to Palmer Luckey, they are already selling at or below cost.

Unfortunately it looks like I'm not gonna be able to check this out because their compatibility tool says my USB 3.0 ports are incompatible for some reason, and because of my hardware configuration, I have no open slots in which to add a compatible USB 3.0 expansion card.

Oh well. Gives me time to see how things shake out anyway.

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News Comments > Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers
8. Re: Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers Jan 6, 2016, 00:25 NKD
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 23:41:
NKD wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 22:49:
Some napkin math suggests this is around 7000 free Rifts being given away. Depending on the retail price they announce tomorrow, that's probably a total retail value higher than the total amount they made from their initial Kickstarter.

That's still not even pocket change for Suckerjerk.

Yeah there's no way in shit they'd be able to do this without Zuckerbucks backing it. I know they had other investors as well outside the Kickstarter but the bulk of the funding is Facebook moneys.

But hey at least they made the bulk of their money off investors instead of selling imaginary spaceships to suckers I guess.
 
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News Comments > VIVE Pre Changes
4. Re: VIVE Pre Changes Jan 5, 2016, 23:09 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 21:44:
Face it, until we can jack into the interwebs ala Snowcrash it ain't gonna' happen.

Cutter declaring your project a failure before it even launches is a pretty solid sign you're gonna be a success. Oculus should be excited.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 5, 2016, 22:54 NKD
 
Switch to uBlock Origin. No bullshit whitelisted ads.  
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