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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 5, 2015, 09:32 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 08:45:
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 19:08:
Who were Ulbricht's lawyers? Remind me to never hire those guys. Wow, did he ever make a mistake hiring them. That was their defense strategy? A few character witnesses saying what a nice guy he is - in spite of paying 650k to have some people murdered?


Since you obviously haven't read up on it, the government case against him is overwhelming and compelling in every aspect. His lawyer is doing the best he can but there's only so much you can do when your client provides a mountain of evidence to convict him.

He shoulda called Saul.
 
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News Comments > Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics
30. Re: Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics Feb 4, 2015, 14:22 Bundy
 
Ferazel wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 14:17:
The goal of GLNext is to create a cross-platform API that would reduce the number of these platform-specific low overhead APIs such as Mantle (AMD+Windows), Metal (iOS), and DirectX 12 (Windows 10, XB1). If GLNext can achieve performance/feature parity with these APIs, their usefulness is significantly reduced. Thus the hope of these engine developers is that GLNext will reduce the number of viable 3D APIs. This will help the engine developers by letting them focus on a single rendering path instead of the half dozen that there will be if GLNext isn't successful. (As a counter point, having a multitude of different APIs will make the necessity of their engines even more needed. Game developers would need to rely on the engine's ability to target these different rendering paths as it is unlikely that the devs would write them for each unique platform.)

While the pc gamer crowd of BluesNews probably only really cares about DirectX 12. The world as a whole is moving away from Microsoft dominance and PC dominant API design (especially on mobile and console). While the PC video card is really powerful, the design of duplicating RAM on both the CPU/GPU side is becoming a relic. Unified system memory is the future, and Metal (iOS) is designed with the assumption that the GPU and CPU share the same memory space. Thus you can simply pass a memory pointer between the CPU/GPU rather than the asset. If GLNext can't match the performance of these unified system APIs it's going to be a problem to make them cross-platform successful on both unified and dedicated memory spaces.

Wouldn't that be nice if buying more RAM for your PC would automatically upgrade your GPU RAM too. Man. 32G of RAM shared between CPU and GPU... But we'd need to be on DDR5 at least.
 
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News Comments > Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics
29. Re: Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics Feb 4, 2015, 14:18 Bundy
 
Not sure if this will every come to fruition and give Microsoft a run for the money, but competition is good thing.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
17. Re: Into the Black Feb 1, 2015, 11:19 Bundy
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 1, 2015, 09:38:
Like many authors Erikson's first novel was terrible, if you can break through they improve drastically. Scott Lynch is another author you might enjoy, he does fantasy themed heist novels that are worlds better than Sandersons crap. Richard Morgan is a solid author as well. If you want something more akin to Sanderson with adult themes and characters I would check out Joe Abercrombie.

I'm coming off as a dick here but Sanderson is the Taylor Swift of fantasy. Sure it might get you into music but there are much better things ahead

I'll give those others a look, thanks. Dont worry, I'm not offended, you haven't changed my opinion of Sanderson. I disagree with you completely, but you can think what you like.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
15. Re: Into the Black Feb 1, 2015, 03:55 Bundy
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 21:57:
Bundy wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 11:43:
I became a big Sanderson fan after that, his writing style is just much stronger and he can write a 1000 page epic about 5 times faster than Jordan or Martin.

That's because his stuff is workmanship D&D manuals with literal anime style powerups and overly detailed descriptions of magic systems. Sanderson is bland crap with threadbare characters. Quantity isn't quality and its amusing to me that people hold up him completing Jordans work as if it was a positive thing, for me its pretty telling.

The only decent stuff hes written has been short stories, mainly because the small page counts force him to actually propel the story forward instead of having people go super saiyan and spelling out how fireballs work in excruciating detail. A friend of mine plays this game where he tells me how much Sanderson has improved and recommends the latest book. The last time I fell for this was The Way of Kings and it read like something for 14 year olds, complete with 20 pages of fight details at the beginning and a battle system explanation. Never again hahaha.

To each their own. Everyone has different tastes. I know that Malazan (by Steven Erikson) came to me very highly recommended. It seems to be critically acclaimed and has a strong following. And given my tastes for epic fantasy I thought it would be the perfect fit... I've tried 3 times to read through the first book and the furthest I've gotten was 300 pages in before I just couldn't read any more. Was bored to tears. My friend really loved it though. Just one of those things.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Jan 31, 2015, 11:43 Bundy
 
killer_roach wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 00:32:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 21:26:
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 21:19:
I guess winter isn't coming after all.

Heh.

I think he'll get this one out next year, then never finish the last one, but someone will write it in his stead based on his notes.

He's apparently said he doesn't want anyone finishing the series on his behalf, although he's already given the HBO producers direction on how to proceed through the remainder of the story. (That being said, I remember somebody mentioning that A Song Of Ice And Fire was starting to take on the same sort of feel as the Wheel Of Time novels, at which point I quipped "does that mean we get Brandon Sanderson to finish these ones too?")

Sanderson was great. Jordan clearly had no idea how to finish his own story. The last like, 7 books, he wrote were just meandering, nothing was moving anywhere. Then he dies and Sanderson comes in and wraps everything up. It still took 3 books because there was just so much crap Jordan had created that needed ending, but he just did 1 per year and done.

I became a big Sanderson fan after that, his writing style is just much stronger and he can write a 1000 page epic about 5 times faster than Jordan or Martin.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collection Next Month
35. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collection Next Month Jan 26, 2015, 14:52 Bundy
 
Ladron3dfx wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 13:57:
No GOG.com, no sale.

No DRM Free, no sale.

Boy you sure hate steam!
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collection Next Month
34. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collection Next Month Jan 26, 2015, 14:50 Bundy
 
Luke wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 12:57:
Funny how peps want to wait for this game to go on sale , but don't have nada problem putting 1000$ or more for a pixel ship in star Citizen , Wall guess those peps are feeling important like " We made the game" jezz

I'm in for $75.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 24, 2015, 11:25 Bundy
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 24, 2015, 08:58:
Shineyguy wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 16:58:
HoloStudio is shipping with the units/Windows 10.

You guys should seriously give a listen to Windows Weekly. Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurott give a lot of info on HoloLens.

It sounds dumb and I have no interest in AR tech. I want to move away from Microsoft products in the future, not towards more.

Thanks Shineyguy, I'll give it a look.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 23, 2015, 09:32 Bundy
 
Verno wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 09:29:
Molyneux warns Microsoft: Don't overpromise on HoloLens.

Literally zero introspection or shame in that guy.

Thanks for Milo Peter!

I'm not sure if Molyneux is oblivious, sincere or just trolling us, and laughing his ass off.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
11. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 22, 2015, 09:31 Bundy
 
I saw a demo of some tech where they could create virtual haptic buttons using ultrasound. That would be pretty slick if coupled with something like this. Not that I know if any of the finer details make it possible. Still, a man can dream.

I think there's some neat gaming potential here though. My boy, a minecraft addict, saw the tech demo and just about lost his mind.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 22, 2015, 00:34 Bundy
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 23:48:
Don't hold your breath fellas. This is most likely vaporware. I'll believe it when I see it. Today Oxfam published a new report saying by the end of next year, the 88 richest people in the world will own over half the world's total wealth. The gap between rich and poor is growing - mostly on the poor side. Within the next 5 years most people will be worried about keeping a roof over their head and 3 squares a day. Not bullshit toys like this.


Well a bunch of tech journalists did get to play with it. Their first impressions are all over the internet. It's still in it's early stages but there are working prototypes. I think this is further along than you suspect.

It looks like it still needs to be miniaturized a great deal and the viewing angle could be a lot wider.

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News Comments > More on Windows 10 and Xbox
15. Re: More on Windows 10 and Xbox Jan 22, 2015, 00:32 Bundy
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 23:34:
Just shows Nutella isn't getting it either.

Google stock? $520
Apple stock? $110
MS stock? $45.

It boggles the mind. It really does. This isn't rocket science. You've got 100 million potential customers for PC games alone. Never mind general office/work stuff. And they still think tying this Xbox scheisse to their OS is the way to go? Boggles the mind.

Cutter you still seem to be having trouble with how the stock market works. The price of the individual share is only half the equation for the total valuation of the company. And even then it's still a very simplistic view. MS stock is $45 but the company has something like 8 billion shares. Google's shares are $520 but they have far fewer shares than MS, the total valuation of the company is actually less. (385bn for MS vs 345bn for Google). Of course Apple still rules the roost with a valuation of 636 billion. It's dat iPhone!
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 21, 2015, 22:05 Bundy
 
Depends on how well it's implemented. What made the kinect difficult is you had to press buttons that weren't anywhere near your hands, so it resulted in a lot of slow movements trying manipulate the pointer to the right spot. With this the idea seems to be that you can press virtual buttons but virtually touching them right where you can see them.

If done right it would hopefully be intuitive and seamless. If not then yup, the whole thing comes crashing down. We'll have to wait and see I guess.

Of course there are applications which don't require any button pressing. I'm thinking laser tag games where your "gun" (i.e. finger) shoots Star Wars esque laser blasts. I'm looking forward to seeing what AR and VR have done in a few years.
 
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News Comments > More on Windows 10 and Xbox
8. Re: More on Windows 10 and Xbox Jan 21, 2015, 22:00 Bundy
 
lol Slick, I'm half tempted to give u a "u mad bro?"

Yeah this feature seems kinda pointless. The only time I want to game on my Xbox but can't is because someone else is using it to game. I don't know why I'd want to do it on my PC or tablet. I dunno, maybe this will be useful to others. But not a feature that has me interested.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 21, 2015, 20:25 Bundy
 
Lots of potential for this HoloLens.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare "Reverse Boosting" Bans
10. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Jan 19, 2015, 14:11 Bundy
 
I don't even understand what boosting and reverse boosting are? Someone explain?  
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News Comments > MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers
73. Re: MS: Windows 10 Jan 17, 2015, 01:11 Bundy
 
My point was even with the PS4's massive success, that couldn't offset the huge loses the company is taking. Simply because the console profit margins are so thin. So whether your console is incredibly successful like the PS4, or less so like the XB1, it's not effecting the bottom line of these companies a whole lot.

The embarrassing decade was with different management, maybe Nutella really digs King's Quest
 
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News Comments > MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers
71. Re: MS: Windows 10 Jan 16, 2015, 21:47 Bundy
 
Lorcin wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 20:50:
Bundy wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 20:45:
None have survived it b/c their revenue depended on a console success. Microsoft can afford to fail more than twice and still be fine, they still have 80bn in revenue every year from their other departments.

That said, I really wish they'd throw way more resources into PC game development. Hopefully next week is the beginning of something.

Oh they can afford to fail twice just not in a row - and 3 times out of 4. Xbox was never a big profit earner. 360 did well. XBone is tanking. Next one sucks and it won't just be a huge management overhaul. They'll shut it down.

XBone is selling better than the X360. So compared to it it's doing just fine, but console hardware in general has razor thin margin's, always has, there's little money in it even if it does sell well, the point is to sell your games and services. Just look at the PS4. It's outsold the XBone every month before the price decrease and Sony's about to announce a 2 billion dollar loss this quarter.

It's worth it to MS to have a product in this category, even if it makes pennies compared to Office and Exchange. They're a services company. They want their services on your TV. Besides what good would it do to have them gone? Competition is good, it keeps Sony from being lazy.

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News Comments > MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers
69. Re: MS: Windows 10 Jan 16, 2015, 20:45 Bundy
 
Lorcin wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 20:36:
It's a long way off but I really hope Sony win the NEXT console war. They've won this one hands down and if MS fuck it again next time that will probably be the end of Xbox - no console manufacturer has survived two shitty consoles in a row.

Once they are forced to shut down the Xbox division I think Microsoft will throw all their resources and game studios behind PCs just to try and stop Sony monopolizing the market.

Weird to think the best thing I can do to help PC gaming is to subscribe to PS+ on my PS3 (give sony money to build a better next gen).

None have survived it b/c their revenue depended on a console success. Microsoft can afford to fail more than twice and still be fine, they still have 80bn in revenue every year from their other departments.

That said, I really wish they'd throw way more resources into PC game development. Hopefully next week is the beginning of something.
 
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