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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Mar 30, 2014, 16:47 Tom
 
Worst ISP in the US tries to buy 2nd worst, fails, cries "no fair!"

FU Charter!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
45. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2014, 20:19 Tom
 
Oh ok then, so VR is no more sophisticated than a TV or a refrigerator. Nevermind that these companies can't even get TVs right most of the time.

What did FB buy? They bought the people with the energy and potential to make something huge. Again, it comes down to Luckey Palmer and the team that formed around him.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2014, 20:04 Tom
 
A lot of very short-sighted thinking here. How many times has someone earned a fortune doing something lame (and usually at least moderately evil) and then looked for something fun to do with the billions in profit?

I'm as dismayed as anyone at this turn of events but even I have to acknowledge the possibility that Luckey Palmer will use the $$$ for good and Zuckerberg and the rest of the monstrosity that is Facebook will let him do it without screwing it all up. The possibility exists. Hopefully it's not as unlikely as it seems.

I'd say the biggest question now is ... is Palmer truly committed to his dream? Or will the money ruin him, as it ruins most?

And if Oculus Rift is ruined, at least there will be other players who won't be standing still on this. The likes of Valve and Sony. Now that people have tasted what's possible, someone will make it happen. The technology is there. The demand is there. It may take another couple of years but this is going to happen with or without Oculus Rift.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2014, 18:51 Tom
 
This is a dark day for gaming. Wow.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 22, 2014, 09:51 Tom
 
It's a lot easier to argue effectively and confidently when you're in the right and you know it.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 22, 2014, 09:48 Tom
 
As the article said, MS did them a favor. Metro sucks and should not be encouraged by third parties.  
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News Comments > Titanfall Optimization Tips
2. Re: Titanfall Optimization Tips Mar 15, 2014, 13:21 Tom
 
I think it would've had a better chance without quite as much hype.  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers for Titanfall
9. Re: New GeForce Drivers for Titanfall Mar 10, 2014, 17:44 Tom
 
Played the beta for half an hour. Meh. Could be good if you want something super fast paced. It was more shallow than I was expecting.  
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Mar 9, 2014, 10:55 Tom
 
Yeah there may be some games that are on sale more often than others, but they have different games on sale all the time. There is no shortage of sales on Steam...  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 7, 2014, 20:25 Tom
 
Oh no, us armchair Internet commenter critics have all the facts. Clearly she was in the wrong and this whole thing was her fault.  
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News Comments > PC Dark Souls II Next Month
10. Re: PC Dark Souls II Next Month Mar 6, 2014, 21:14 Tom
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 20:09:
The savings and enjoyment I get out of a $39/year vpn service has paid itself over so many times it's baffling others complain and don't join in.

Yes, why people would ever want to avoid committing fraud is baffling indeed.
 
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News Comments > DICE Addressing BF "Netcode"
3. Re: DICE Addressing BF Mar 3, 2014, 18:07 Tom
 
It'd be nice if they fixed it so that you couldn't get shot so often after already having taken cover. That is really annoying. If they fixed that, maybe I'd play a little more. And they'd have to do a heck of a lot more than that to convince me to buy Premium. Not shoving it down my throat every time I go to play would be a start.  
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News Comments > Garry's Mod & Rust Have Each Earned > $30M
5. Re: Garry's Mod & Rust Have Each Earned > $30M Feb 22, 2014, 16:12 Tom
 
There are a LOT of people actively playing Rust. It has the 8th highest concurrent users on Steam at the moment. I never thought I'd like this kind of game but I got sucked into it. It has an intensity that other kinds of games lack, and there's something to be said for that. It's definitely not for the faint of heart, nor those who give up easily in the face of adversity.

Of course, there are legitimate problems with cheaters, bugs, endgame, etc, but for an alpha it's quite good. $30 million good? Considering how the market is these days, yeah. I'd say they earned it. Definitely looking forward to seeing this game evolve.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $38M
51. Re: Star Citizen Passes $38M Feb 6, 2014, 19:53 Tom
 
I get that there are a lot of red flags, and the number of promises is off the scale. Will they be able to deliver on everything? Make a game that satisfies every wish? Of course not. Are they going to completely screw this up and make a terrible P2W pile of crap? Maybe, but so far I haven't seen any evidence of that being the most likely outcome.

This project actually has some things going for it. Personally I think they have a pretty decent chance of making a good game - maybe even a great game - and making it better over time. Am I $300 convinced? No way. I got the $30 scout package or whatever it was, in order to get access to the alpha.

I'm just a little annoyed that we've had like 100 Star Citizen threads here, and in every single one there's been this overwhelming stream of negativity - mostly from the same people every time. It's like they feel compelled to repeat the same extremely pessimistic views every time they see another Star Citizen thread. I understand that this is the nature of the Internet, and certainly everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, but come on people. Did Chris Roberts murder your families? No. Give the guy a frickin' chance already. It's not like his track record is THAT BAD.

$0.02
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $38M
16. Re: Star Citizen Passes $38M Feb 5, 2014, 23:20 Tom
 
Another Star Citizen post, another raft of BN regulars pissing all over it. *yawn*

I've come to hope the game is successful JUST to prove you guys wrong.
 
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News Comments > Brad McQuaid/Richard Garriott Kickstarter Cross-Promotion
12. Re: Brad McQuaid/Richard Garriott Kickstarter Cross-Promotion Feb 1, 2014, 09:48 Tom
 
Anyone who invested in Shroud of the Avatar despite Garriott's track record was taking an enormous leap of faith. Glad I avoided this one.  
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News Comments > Wings of Saint Nazaire Alpha
7. Re: Wings of Saint Nazaire Alpha Jan 26, 2014, 22:38 Tom
 
The browser post was just trolling.

I tried the download version out briefly. It was ... interesting. The style is a slightly odd mix of new and old (mostly old). The demo is rather limited. You enter a space battle with a lot of friendly and enemy ships duking it out, you kill enemy ships, and more of them keep spawning infinitely. After about 2 or 3 minutes you've seen it all. There is potential, but this demo was like a tech demo - works well enough but doesn't show that there's actually a game there.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 26, 2014, 22:35 Tom
 
Funny, Korean broadband wasn't looking so awesome yesterday.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
39. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 26, 2014, 21:16 Tom
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 26, 2014, 19:38:
Technically, Minecraft doesn't have voxels. ;)

Yeah yeah, you know what I mean.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
35. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 26, 2014, 19:15 Tom
 
I never tried DayZ (the mod or the game) or anything like it, but a friend got me into Rust this weekend. Wow. It's intense. Kind of like a multiplayer STALKER but with elements of Minecraft (minus the voxels). I played a lot of hours this weekend and didn't run into a single bug or crash - very impressive for an early access alpha. It is a bit more GPU intensive than I'd expect but I never had any slowdowns.

I'm very interested to see where the game goes from here.
 
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