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Signed On Sep 11, 2007, 17:54
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller for Windows in November
21. Re: Xbox One Controller for Windows in November Sep 17, 2014, 14:14 Bundy
 
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 11:45:
Is the bone controller really that much better than the 360 controller?

I like it better, but not massively so. Certainly not enough to make me plug my XB1 controllers into my PC and not use the wireless X360 controllers I already have on it. There was one game, I think Watch Dogs, where the joystick aiming was noticeably better on the XB1 controller, so for that game I used it. But I chalked that one up to the game just simply having crappy controls.

I agree with the sentiment here, not adding a wireless dongle seems like a big miss.

I definitely don't like how they've removed the the player number notification light. Now I can't tell who's player 1, 2 or 3. Maybe not a big deal on the XB1, but if you're playing a PC game, that can be important.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 17, 2014, 09:55 Bundy
 
Wasn't there an image floating around last month where the armor around master chief's crotch was the Destiny logo?

EDIT: Ahh yes, here we go:
Another connection!
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
124. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 17, 2014, 09:44 Bundy
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 01:05:
Dear Microsux: CONSOLES ARE F#%$%ING DEAD IDIOTS

I think the PS4 sales figures disagree with you
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
116. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 16, 2014, 16:41 Bundy
 
Buying the mine picks was exactly the issue that led to the EULA this summer. And I know that for the most part its all free. I was just saying a lot of people didn't seem to realize Minecraft was already being heavily monetized on some servers. And the consoles are filled with skin dlc already.  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
112. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 16, 2014, 14:46 Bundy
 
It surprises me how many people suggest MS will ruin this by adding micro-transactions. Clearly these people haven't played this game recently b/c that's already been happening for some time on a lot of servers. That's what the whole EULA debacle was about earlier this summer. Mojang tried to stop servers charging for gameplay features, while still letting them charge for content.

There's tons of content in MC that isn't free. Especially on console.

Makes me wonder how many of the complainers actually played the game in the last couple of months. My kid tries to convince me to buy him this or that for MC every week.

If MS only changes one thing about MC, a safe way to download mods would be nice. That bloody game has caused me more virus trouble than 10 years of internet porn.
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
70. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 14:44 Bundy
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 14:41:
TanglwedThorns wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 14:16:
Minecraft is for kids and adult hipsters. Both groups fall into the category of not being able to afford a PC that can run Battlefield 4 at 1080p.

Way to paint with a broad brush. Have you ever even played it?

Doesn't matter. The point he was trying to make is that hipsters suck. And they should all be beaten with blunt objects. Amirite?
 
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
2. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 09:58 Bundy
 
Well, I guess we'll have to wait and see how this all plays out. I wonder what the Vegas odds are on MS completely borking the whole game?  
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
57. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 21:29 Bundy
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Sep 14, 2014, 21:00:
Windows 8 was not bad enough? Seriously 2.5 BILLION for a game? SERIOUSLY???

I MEAN 2.5 billion for a GAME? SERIOUSLY???

MICROSUX THIS IS THE END. HAHAHAHAHA YOU SHOULD HAVE USED THIS MONEY TO DEVELOP.

HAHAHAHAHAH MICROSUX DIES AND IT WASNT APPLE. IT WAS SUICIDE. HAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHA

And all caps too!

Personally, I think Jerry Holkins from penny arcade said it best. with Minecraft they're not buying a game. They're buying a generation. If you have a child between 10 and 15, you'll understand.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
174. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 12, 2014, 14:58 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 14:08:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 13:43:
Until you mentioned him, I had never heard of Michael Pachter.

He used to essentially troll pretty heavily for attention with absurd headline bites. Well known for his grandiose and often vague predictions. He used to shit on the PC platform pretty regularly too so he doesn't have many fans around here haha.

Pachter committed the one of gaming's gravest sins. He defended fucking EA over the Mass Effect 3 ending. There is no hell big enough...
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
19. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 12, 2014, 14:49 Bundy
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 13:14:
Cutter wrote on Sep 12, 2014, 01:23:
And you mean the market cap that places America's corporations as Exxon, Apple, and Google in that order? You mean that it only took them less than 10 years to crush what easily should have been Microsoft's #2 spot? Who doesn't know about market cap? Uh huh, keep derpim' away.

And what's the number 4 US publicly-held corporation by market cap? Microsoft. What was number 3 in the first quarter of this year? Microsoft. Also, Exxon is the number 2 US publicly held company by market cap; Apple has the number 1 spot. It's almost like these corporations move up and down in their relative rankings but all are in the same tier of competition!

I frankly don't give a shit who is the biggest corporation, but if you're going to make an asinine comment (Apple and Google don't do stupid stuff like Microsoft) and then support it with a metric that cannot be directly compared (stock price) then you need to be called on it. And if you're suddenly so concerned about market cap, then why two days ago were you quoting stock prices as if that had any meaning? It's almost like you had the stunning revelation that not all publicly held corporations have the same number of outstanding shares, subsequently googled "market cap", and are now backpedaling and shifting goal posts in a desperate attempt not to look like a jack ass.

lol, thank you for saving me the time in typing that out. I was thinking the exact same thing.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
137. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 17:46 Bundy
 
All I can find with a quick search a NYT article about EA trying to buy Valve for 1 bn. Gabe commented that he'd rather see Valve disintegrate before being sold... If only the Bioware docs felt the same...  
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
136. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2014, 17:42 Bundy
 
Creston wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 17:32:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 17:25:
Wish I could find the statement, but it was more along the lines of he could buy either EA or MS with the current capital that valve has. Where as MS or EA would require asset offloading plus stock trades to make it happen, and as many people know--cash is still king. So are physical assets with purchases.

What? As of May 2014 (first link I could find, I'm lazy), Microsoft's market value was $343.82 billion. Do you seriously think Valve has 350 BILLION dollars in cash lying around? Steam made 1.5 billion dollars in revenue last year. I know it makes them insane amounts of money, but we're still talking massive levels of difference here.

MS probably has enough cash to buy Valve, IF Gabe was interested in selling, but he's never given any kind of indication that he was, nor that he'd be amenable to MS taking over and, undoubtedly, completely fucking ruining Steam.

Right now they're something like 380 billion. Just a little out of valve's price range. And that's just market value, there's tons of other assets, and cash on hand of course. I do remember Gabe saying something about this though. I'll try and find the quote.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
129. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 17:22 Bundy
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 17:14:
Bundy wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 09:30:
Wouldn't MS be better off trying to buy Valve, acquiring Steam makes much more sense than Minecraft.
Actually, if Newell's comments on that previously are anything to go by, Valve has a larger liquid capital amount than MS. The difference between the two is private vs public in terms of trading.

It is true, Valve would cost a great deal more than 2bn. I'd be curious to know how much. I don't see that one ever happening. Kind of moot.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
124. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 17:08 Bundy
 
Gadzooks wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 16:52:
Microsoft, "Not sure what we should do, but things are looking grim"

Gates, "well guys, my suggestion, take the money you do have, fashion a lasso, and try to catch ahold of anything in hopes that it will keep the ship from sinking any faster"

They're definitely not in favor for several of the markets they compete. But I'm not sure a sinking ship is accurate. These guys still manage to pull in 10s of billions a year. Despite their weak presence in the gadget and this generations gaming market.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
94. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 15:11 Bundy
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 15:09:
Man, I gave you credit for still being valid, what more did you want?

You stuck your nose in it man, just stand back. The wife and I are fighting...
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
90. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 15:04 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 15:02:
Bundy wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 15:01:

I did say "game". Not franchise.

Rolleyes

Yes. Eye roll. And it is third. Tetris is #1 (by a landslide), Wii sports is second.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
87. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 15:01 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 14:59:
Bundy wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 14:49:
It is, I think, the third highest selling game of all time? Is that right? Or was it second?

Err what? Minecraft isn't even in the top 10 for all time sales. Of course its young and accomplished a lot in a short period of time (although its done it on multiple platforms unlike several other properties on that list) but either way you're way off base.

Let's not pretend it isn't a enormous, massive success. I'd wager my ancedotal evidence is better than yours.

I didn't pretend it wasn't a success, thats a straw man from you. I was just pointing out that experiences vary, I like Minecraft but it just doesn't have that sort of market penetration here.

I did say "game". Not franchise.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
82. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 14:49 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 14:30:
Bundy wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 14:21:
I'd argue that it is, if not more. Go to any grade school and ask for a raise of hands on who likes Minecraft and I bet nearly all those little hands go up. My kids, and all their little friends. They live and breathe this game..

We have a 6 year old and I have yet to encounter anyone (parent or child) playing or mention Minecraft around here. So yeah anecdotes and all that. Besides, the casual market is fickle and unpredictable, everyone loved Justin Bieber not too long ago.

It is, I think, the third highest selling game of all time? Is that right? Or was it second? But either way far more than any pokemon game and it's barely started on the merch. Cards and board games will hit the market next. Let's not pretend it isn't a enormous, massive success. I'd wager my ancedotal evidence is better than yours.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
75. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 14:21 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 11:59:
Has anyone even considered the fact that Minecraft as a property is pretty much at Pokemon-level mass appeal and recognition at this point?

I don't think its anywhere near Pokemon levels of market penetration (~300 million vs what, 33 million?) though to be fair Pokemon isn't doing as well with the youth of today thanks to Nintendos odd marketing. It has a lot of youth appeal for sure but I'm not sure what kind of staying power its going to have over time which I think is a healthy question to ask in a multi-billion acquisition. I wouldn't have much faith in a Microsoft produced sequel to be honest but perhaps you're right that it would just sell on name alone regardless of quality. It certainly seems to work for EA at times.

I'd argue that it is, if not more. Go to any grade school and ask for a raise of hands on who likes Minecraft and I bet nearly all those little hands go up. My kids, and all their little friends. They live and breathe this game.

I don't get it at all, and I've REALLY tried to get it. But there was something Notch did with this game that just burrowed into the brains of our youth..... Ok NOW I know why Microsoft is so interested. Their next phone will be Minecraft themed and targeted to 14 yr olds.

The world is doomed.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B?
11. Re: Microsoft to Acquire Mojang for $2B? Sep 10, 2014, 09:51 Bundy
 
NamecaF wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 09:40:
This cant be true, can it? I mean the ludicrous hypocrisy and double-standards if true is just utterly amazing.

After publicly spitting the dummy and shaming and calling a boycott on Oculus Rift for "selling out" after being acquired by Facebook, to then turn around sell out yourself (to Microsoft of all companies!) is just too hilarious to be true.

Didn't he also come down on MS when they wanted him to port MC to the Windows Store?
 
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