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Signed On May 21, 2000, 15:34
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News Comments > Victory Kickstarter Cancelled
4. Re: Victory Kickstarter Cancelled Mar 17, 2013, 14:41 Tom
 
We’ve learned that Victory is definitely not the type of game that the Kickstarter community craves.

By "the Kickstarter community" they mean "people" right? Seems like a very poor choice of words to me.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Saturday Mobilization Mar 16, 2013, 09:41 Tom
 
It seems like there's a lot of confusion about what to do with these different form factors. It doesn't help that the lines between form factors are constantly being blurred in various ways.

It's good to hear some positive things about the Surface Pro here and there. It got a lot of so-so reviews which, combined with the price, are probably hurting it. Personally I'm looking forward to the next-gen lower power CPUs from Intel that should make a device in this form factor much more appealing. Less heat generation, less bulk, more battery life... mmn.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 13, 2013, 22:36 Tom
 
That's pretty good, almost as good as this one.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
38. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2013, 19:02 Tom
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 17:07:
WTH? Why was my comment removed? It's a valid point that most people in society agree with today, plenty of academics too. Guys like Dawkins have called Islam barbaric and it is. There's plenty of proof on that count.

Read the ground rules for this forum and reflect upon the myriad ways in which your comment was not in the spirit of the framework for civility that Blue has tried to encourage here.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Tomb Raider Mar 10, 2013, 16:17 Tom
 
Tigger wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 01:28:
So at around $650, I don't think its worth the cost of admission unless you are doing something like flight sims (which I am doing on this rig) where three screens are actually awesome, needed AND cool! :)

Awesome and cool, yes. But needed? Nah. Flight sims work great on one large screen with TrackIR.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 9, 2013, 10:27 Tom
 
It's easy to make something secure when it hardly does anything, is hardly used by anybody, and people generally don't care about it.  
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
27. Re: SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused Mar 8, 2013, 19:24 Tom
 
All this publicity is probably helping their sales more than it's hurting them. This game wasn't even on my radar until there were suddenly 10 stories a day about it. Now I might even buy it after things settle down. Maybe on sale someday. If people are happy with it in the long run.  
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News Comments > Amazon Stops Selling Digital SimCity
23. Re: Amazon Stops Selling Digital SimCity Mar 7, 2013, 19:07 Tom
 
Remember the first Rule of Acquisition:

Once you have their money, you never give it back.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 25, 2013, 21:33 Tom
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 25, 2013, 20:39:
If the massive failure of JC Penny proves anything, it's that most people are motivated not by everyday low prices but by getting a bargain, especially a time-sensitive bargain that's act-now or lose.

Hmm this must be why there's never anyone at Walmart eh.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Feb 23, 2013, 21:52 Tom
 
Meet the new boss ...  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Saturday Mobilization Feb 23, 2013, 14:20 Tom
 
Head-mounted GoPro? Uh huh. Last I checked, they didn't make a GoPro in the glasses form factor.  
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News Comments > EA Layoffs
10. Re: EA Layoffs Feb 21, 2013, 22:14 Tom
 
D_K_night wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 20:38:
These days it just seems as becoming a game developer is not the way to go. You're much safer doing a business analyst or PM job.

"These days"? This is hardly anything new. You wanna be in game dev? You're gonna pay the price. Because if you don't want to, there are a thousand other people who would jump at the opportunity.

There's plenty of software development work outside of game dev that isn't business analyst or PM. 8 hours a day, no weekends, no crunch, good pay, respect.
 
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News Comments > Air Conflicts: Vietnam Announced
9. Re: Air Conflicts: Vietnam Announced Feb 20, 2013, 23:07 Tom
 
If anyone is interested in an outstanding book about the air war in Vietnam, check out A Lonely Kind of War by Marshall Harrison. It describes his experiences as a forward air controller (FAC), coordinating bombing runs and doing close air support. Really well written.

http://www.amazon.com/Lonely-Kind-War-Controller-ebook/dp/B004H8GCQM
 
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News Comments > CISPA Re-Proposed
11. Re: CISPA Re-Proposed Feb 18, 2013, 23:29 Tom
 
Can you send a message to your Representatives asking them to oppose this bill?

If only they actually represented us instead of corporations and themselves - then we would at least have a fighting chance at having a working government. How does this get fixed? This is the problem that the Internet community should be rallying around. Where is the credible organization advancing this cause?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 14, 2013, 19:56 Tom
 
RollinThundr wrote on Feb 14, 2013, 18:56:
Blame the person not the gun, not the video game, not fucking culture of all things. We don't have a gun problem we have a stupidity problem.

There are stupid and crazy people all over the world. Bad things happen when you give these people relatively easy access to guns. They cause more serious problems than their counterparts who don't have that access. Not everyone can be bothered to get their hands on stuff like sarin gas. But guns? They're all over the place in the US. Easy!

So... Stupid? Crazy? Want to go on a rampage and then blow your head off? Pretty easy in the US. Not so easy in many other countries. The conclusion seems pretty obvious to me.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Patched
28. Re: Path of Exile Patched Feb 13, 2013, 17:42 Tom
 
Beelzebud wrote on Feb 13, 2013, 17:26:
I've tried playing this game, but it has a nasty habit of just randomly causing my PC to reboot. No other games do this.

If you have a Sound Blaster X-Fi, this is solved by running the game with the --softwareaudio command line argument. (Note the two -'s.) The game is triggering a bug in Creative's drivers. Unfortunately the devs don't seem terribly interested in coming up with a better fix, but at least this workaround works 100% and doesn't compromise the audio quality.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Feb 11, 2013, 23:12 Tom
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 11, 2013, 22:32:
Part of the reason for that is of course that there are no f2p games that offer any immersive fun gameplay experience.

Meanwhile, League of Legends has like zillions of players, then there's Tribes: Ascend, Airmech, Path of Exile, Mechwarrior Online, Planetfall 2, etc. F2P is not just crap like Farmville, browser games, and failed MMOs. It includes some hardcore games, some of which are actually pretty good.

It's a brave new world. Between F2P and KS, publishers are being kicked to the curb pretty good now. LOVIN IT!
 
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News Comments > Games for Windows LIVE Issue
6. Re: Games for Windows LIVE Issue Feb 11, 2013, 17:48 Tom
 
Was thinking about picking up Dark Souls on sale but GFWL was the dealbreaker. Glad I didn't bother.  
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News Comments > Super Sunday Metaverse
11. Re: Super Sunday Metaverse Feb 3, 2013, 21:10 Tom
 
deqer wrote on Feb 3, 2013, 20:16:
Of course there is a decline in windows 7, when you have vendors like Dell forcing Windows 8 on customers now. What did you expect? Since it's being forced on people, I wouldn't say it's anything to really talk about. It's shit.

Struck a nerve though, didn't it?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 1, 2013, 19:35 Tom
 
DirectPlay has been dead and buried for MANY years. DirectSound got killed by the morons who rewrote the audio stack in Vista. As for DirectInput, please tell me what alternate API you suggest using for working with joysticks, throttles, pedals, and anything else that is not an Xbox controller.

Y'know, there used to be cool people working on DirectX at Microsoft, except for the flunkies that did DirectPlay. But all those cool people must've left and been replaced by .... well .... maybe that's what happened to those DirectPlay mofos. *FACEPALM*
 
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