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Signed On May 12, 2008, 03:03
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News Comments > Steam Trading Cards Launch
21. Re: Steam Trading Cards Launch Jun 26, 2013, 19:41 Cyanotetyphas
 
A nice little meta interaction that's just time based like TF2 items? Okay, sounds good.

On first look, it seems like there aren't that many cards (Borderlands 2 only has 6 for example). Out of the Beta some of these cards retained value in the 1-2$ range but I think now every card is going to be way saturated. We'll see I suppose.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jun 26, 2013, 15:27 Cyanotetyphas
 
Yeah I had to read the comment on the article to figure out what the hell they were talking about.  
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News Comments > MS Backtracks on Xbox One DRM & Region Locks
68. Re: MS Backtracks on Xbox One DRM & Region Locks Jun 19, 2013, 19:26 Cyanotetyphas
 
Medwynd wrote on Jun 19, 2013, 19:14:
I don't rent games, I don't loan my games out, I don't buy used games, I don't trade in my games, and these seem to be the things people disliked about the drm system the most.

This is perfectly reasonable (okay maybe not the 4 decades of hating a company) but as we've seen with DRM on the PC, these sorts of things usually end up hurting people that they were never intended to affect. SecuROM, etc. and always online schemes greatly diminished the PC as a platform and ALWAYS affect legitimate users who have good connections and paid. See PC Microsoft LIVE, UPlay on AC2, and Diablo3 for recent examples.
 
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News Comments > MS Backtracks on Xbox One DRM & Region Locks
63. Re: MS Backtracks on Xbox One DRM & Region Locks Jun 19, 2013, 19:19 Cyanotetyphas
 
re: Beamer Demon Souls had save locked to console but the game could be played on any ps3, you just couldn't take the save with it

Well internet it looks like our collective fury actually produced something useful for once. Just like the NSA, Microsoft was poking and prodding to see how far they could take things and now they know. I remain convinced that if they hadn't screwed up the PR so bad all of these things could have been implemented with only a slight murmur.

So right now we have pretty much the same consoles again, probably more similar than this generation. The price difference is big but Microsoft still has one trick up its sleeve- $100 off with 2 years of Live contract. Have to pay to play multi on both anyway right? That makes them pretty much the same price.


 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2013, 16:36 Cyanotetyphas
 
Everything about that 2045 thing screams scam to me.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
23. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 19, 2013, 15:23 Cyanotetyphas
 
Ugh Demon Souls was locked to the console. I had one PS3 that lost the bluray drive (possibly due to a firmware update but never confirmed, could have just been the laser dying coincidentally) in the middle of a demon souls playthrough, probably at least 70% through my first run. Backup of everything and brought it over to discover that the one game I was playing didn't work. Bleh. Probably to prevent boosting armories since there was an online component but it should have at least just been linked to the PSN account.

Of course I went on the beat it 4 more times
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 17, 2013, 14:02 Cyanotetyphas
 
If you walk into a Best Buy most of the AAA console games are sitting at $40 now if they've been out for more than a couple months. Seems like there's a pricing depression going on to move units even if the starting point is higher. This trend suggests that no one thinks increasing the base price is good for business right now.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Jun 14, 2013, 03:42 Cyanotetyphas
 
Steam DRM is inconvenient (better not have to restart your computer if your internet ever goes down), that's for sure.

On the flip side, I haven't paid over $10 for a game on my Steam library since HL2.

If the Xbox decides to become like Steam, well, I already have Steam.
 
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News Comments > No BF4 Mod Support
25. Re: No BF4 Mod Support Jun 14, 2013, 02:56 Cyanotetyphas
 
DICE has always loved monetization.

Their BF2 DLC packs were some of the first needless community splintering experiments I ever saw.

 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: The Fall Falls Off Our Radar
32. Re: Deus Ex: The Fall Falls Off Our Radar Jun 5, 2013, 16:08 Cyanotetyphas
 
I played something called Shadowfall or something on an android phone. Third person shooter with free aim and locking. Moving and shooting was garbage but it was mostly cover based and there it played a lot like Manhunt. Looked pretty impressive so I think these things can turn out alright.

More to the point though, ha ha, massively trolled again! What the hell are they thinking? Why would you announce this right before E3? Its like going up infront of class to give a speech and letting a fart rip. Not good timing...

Also I hope they don't foreward canon with this. The last Castlevania put Belmont's climatic transformation into the lord of evil in fucking DLC.
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Announced
16. Re: Dying Light Announced May 23, 2013, 19:26 Cyanotetyphas
 
He's got a nice watch!
If I was trying to survive the zombie apocalypse I would wear long sleeves though (leather?), and try not to put my thumbs near some infected guy's mouth.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
19. Re: Evening Consolidation May 21, 2013, 22:12 Cyanotetyphas
 
SirKnight wrote on May 21, 2013, 21:15:
Deal with it. lol

Hopefully Sony will take full advantage of this and make sure PS4 is the obvious choice. So far I'm 100% PS4, 0% Xbox and I really hope it stays that way.

F MS.

Oh man MS gives Sony so much a lead here it makes me nervous, like now Sony could feel like it can retreat a little and do something shitty. I can just see some suit calling up the Gankai dept. "Sorry guys dont let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, we don't need you anymore, we're fine."

Amazing job MS. "Xbox 1again- Why do you keep buying this? We're just mocking you!"

In another generation all these features will be standard in both boxes though, but we won't have to worry about that for 10 years.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
41. Re: Morning Mobilization May 20, 2013, 21:48 Cyanotetyphas
 
Here's what instinct tells me about reading the story:

She tied for 2nd. Unless you think the judges are idiots, it seems more likely that the news picked up on the populist aspects of the application of such a technology. Just as the guy who beat her probably hasn't created the self driving car, and the guy who tied with her isn't putting nuclear physicists out of the job, it seems obvious that its probably more proof of concept that would take years of engineering to make practical.

No university is hiding technology from anybody, you can't assume a breakthrough is practical just because it's cool. Sometimes the cost of making it practical would benefit society, such as with GE and the electric car in 00's, but they're not a charity.
 
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News Comments > Penny Arcade Episode 4 Next Month, Episode 3 Free Today
3. Re: Penny Arcade Episode 4 Free Next Month, Episode 3 Free Today May 20, 2013, 21:15 Cyanotetyphas
 
I thought they would be all out because it was totally slammed this morning but I just tried again and got a key no problem.  
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News Comments > Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PCs
27. Re: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PCs May 17, 2013, 19:56 Cyanotetyphas
 
"Metal Gear Rising colon word" is developed by Platinum games. Other ways they have innovated in the genre include gun shoes and the power slide. Revengeance is totally what they meant to say and that was obvious as soon as they released their metal trailer when it was announced they switched studios, a trailer replete with running on missles and mecha chainsaw dogs.

Can you handle that?

It's good news that something like this is coming to PC. Konami rarely ports anything so really this is a sign of changing attitudes about the PC.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black May 15, 2013, 00:17 Cyanotetyphas
 
I always thought that sudden cliff was weird but it makes the movie pretty exciting.

Most of the continuity errors are pretty meaningless for a viewing audience though. If Hammond gets out of the helicopter on the right side do the fences stay up?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 14, 2013, 17:21 Cyanotetyphas
 
Loose Cannon wrote on May 14, 2013, 16:03:

Maybe before complaining about how Bill Gates is spending his money you should at least listen to the video. Or better yet, you should try spending some of your pittance (and I have no idea how much you make, but it's a pittance compared to him) and try to solve these problems.

Oh man, sm-fact down!

Yeah if some one gets a few million dollars maybe they could still be an idiot but when someone makes a billion by pirating technology and establishing monopolies for 20+ years during an unprecendented wave of technological innovation I'm willing to consider them savvy at the very least.

Besides the real question is who would have won in a nerd fight, gates or jobs.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Results, More WoW Subs Lost
9. Re: Activision Blizzard Results, More WoW Subs Lost May 8, 2013, 22:35 Cyanotetyphas
 
Its pretty funny that for a company as massive as Actiblizzard they only have two top ten PC titles and on top of that they're from Blizzard which releases along the cicada schedule so its pretty much a solar eclipse that they have any at all. EDIT(Actually its really hard to find this data but I was wrong. CoD and Pandas also crack the top10)

Also funny is that the assurance that another CoD is coming is at least as important as anything else for the stockholders.

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News Comments > Diablo III Economy Follow-up
5. Re: Diablo III Economy Follow-up May 8, 2013, 22:32 Cyanotetyphas
 
Should have used a bitcoin standard  
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale May 8, 2013, 02:23 Cyanotetyphas
 
Its not $8 for Brutal legend it's $2 a game for 4 games.

Granted everyone already has Psychonauts if you watch these bundles.
 
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