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News Comments > etc.
45. Re: etc. Oct 6, 2014, 12:58 Verno
 
UHD wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 12:06:
Have your opinions, but don't go thinking nobody else can have theirs because they're not the same as yours. That stupid shit benefits no one.

The difference is that he didn't engage in actual censorship, unlike the SJW crusaders.
 
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News Comments > Door Kickers This Month
8. Re: Door Kickers This Month Oct 6, 2014, 12:45 Verno
 
This is a strange thread.  
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News Comments > etc.
42. Re: etc. Oct 6, 2014, 11:58 Verno
 
UHD wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 11:36:
This conversation is literally two sets of people decrying censorship while telling others to keep their opinions to themselves.

It's more like one set of people saying the others opinion is stupid while the other preaches about morality then tries to censor the former.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2014, 10:51 Verno
 
The Teens React videos are amusing, the Outlast one in particular was fantastic.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 6, 2014, 09:05 Verno
 
Not having matchmaking for that sort of thing is unacceptable these days.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
17. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 6, 2014, 08:52 Verno
 
Denial is a helluva drug.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 6, 2014, 08:49 Verno
 
Aero wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 19:31:
On the other hand as a result of coin miners, the price of the 780 Ti cards might plummet. If it's miners driving the prices up, the 780 Ti could end up cheaper than the 970. Given how much more power efficient the 900 series is than the 700 series, any miners using GPUs will need one, but power is not much of a concern to gamers.

I doubt it, retailers don't tend to keep a lot of videocard inventory on hand because of how volatile the market is. There will be some discounts to get rid of stock but don't expect deep discounts on older cards.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
16. Re: Game Reviews Oct 3, 2014, 15:29 Verno
 
So, broken AI on the one hand, great dynamic AI on the other? One of these two is lying.

Or the AI is very dynamic and people are having varying experiences with it. I find some of the Ars writers to be pretty poor "gamers" and often their complaints seem like scapegoating bad player habits. It's quite possible Sam at Ars was making mistakes he didn't realize or to be fair, perhaps the guy at PC Gamer is fluffing it up because he didn't understand the interactions that well.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
2. Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 3, 2014, 14:39 Verno
 
I think it took a month for the 760 to appear last time so I am holding off to see what the performance is like with the 960 variant.

The 980 Ti variant is probably way more than I want to spend. 4k gaming eludes me for another year
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 3, 2014, 14:36 Verno
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 13:46:
Because that UI is ancient, being very close to 19 years old now, and it is no longer suited to the way modern computing works. Yet there are people who still insist that a UI that was designed for a single screen running at 800x600 is still the greatest thing ever. To me, it's funny in the same way that old guys bitch and carp about how much "better" it was when engines still had carburetors and how "easier" they were to work on.

It costs a lot of money to retrain employees on new user interfaces and many people don't seek this stuff out as a hobby in their spare time. A user interface can be very efficient regardless of age.

People knock on the Windows Start Menu but it works for many users because they don't always know what they're looking for and that's key. That's why the Windows 8 Start Menu approach with the "just type and find what you want" failed. Sometimes people need a visual representation of what they're looking for.

I do most of my interaction through the CLI and taskbar pins but I can recognize the value in other UI aspects.
 
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News Comments > ArcheAge Hits 2M Players
20. Re: ArcheAge Hits 2M Players Oct 3, 2014, 13:34 Verno
 
This sounds right up my alley, I live for the PvP shit. Thanks for the info guys, definitely going to pick it up. Is it ever coming to Steam again?  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Oct 3, 2014, 10:06 Verno
 
The reviews for the most part seem pretty positive and several of the negatives I've seen are from authors that seem to dislike survival horror so I'm pretty stoked to play it.  
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News Comments > ArcheAge Hits 2M Players
6. Re: ArcheAge Hits 2M Players Oct 3, 2014, 10:02 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 3, 2014, 09:59:

Man thats such a cool story. UO was the shit! Why cant they make games like that anymore? Heaven forbid that people actually discover emergent gameplay outside the box, or use the game to earn some hard cash.

Err well technically I was breaking the EULA I guess but the landscape was different back then for selling things out of the game. eBay didn't police anything and people were paying hundreds for a tower plot outside of a main town. It was kinda nuts.

Anyways back to ArcheAge, hows the PvP? PvE stuff bores the crap out of me in MMOs. What's the model here, is it freeform or designated zones, arenas, etc?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2014, 09:58 Verno
 
I would happily pay a sub fee for the site FWIW but the whole backend would probably need an overhaul to accommodate it.

I hope if you ever reach the point where things become dicey that you would let people donate to help out, I would hate to see the site go down like many others have over the years.
 
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News Comments > ArcheAge Hits 2M Players
3. Re: ArcheAge Hits 2M Players Oct 3, 2014, 09:55 Verno
 
Gonna be hard to combat the guys going after real estate, people pay a ton of RL money for it. A long time ago UO paid a good chunk of my tuition fees, selling decayed real estate to lazy people on eBay. Just had to keep an excel list of places to jump around and check, log in a few times a day. These days I would imagine they have it all automated with scripts and bots.

 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Delayed
18. Re: Pillars of Eternity Delayed Oct 3, 2014, 09:13 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 2, 2014, 19:13:
Obsidian is behind schedule. Gee...what a surprise.

We've seen what happens when Obsidian rushes so your cynicism is a bit silly.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record
31. Re: Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record Oct 1, 2014, 15:03 Verno
 
I didn't put any money into this so I just sort of read these threads with amusement at the back and forth. They seem to be pretty far behind their proposed schedule which by itself isn't a big deal, that happens in gaming all the time. I understand wanting your MP stuff tested and released for feedback early but have they mentioned at all what is going on with the SP campaign?  
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News Comments > Civilization: Beyond Earth Trailer
8. Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth Trailer Oct 1, 2014, 12:06 Verno
 
Sho wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 11:27:
I also kind of agree with the guys' opinion on the graphics, BTW ... it's not a deal-breaker for me with these kinds of games, but I do wonder why Firaxis just can't seem to figure out how to render things crisp and not washed out. I'm not expecting bling, but in a highly abstract, systems-driven game like that easy-to-read and punchy visualization is directly relevant to gameplay IMHO.

Yeah that's a fair point, I enjoyed Civ 5 but found it is the only game I've owned that gives me headaches after an hour or so of playing. Maybe I just need glasses though, haha. I would definitely prefer the style of graphics you mention, sometimes the game seems to almost have a washed out, pastel look.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 1, 2014, 11:12 Verno
 
Nintendo is the only reason Bayonetta 2 even exists, no one else wanted to fund it. Exclusives sell consoles and its one of the reasons I will pick up a Wii U when they're a bit cheaper.

Regarding the Destiny cut story line thing, my disappointment with that game goes further than that. They painted a picture of an almost Mass Effect style universe with interesting lore, more activities and whatnot. Instead we got a surprisingly short game thats heavy on repetition/grind. I've just been playing a buddies copy so I don't care that much but if it wasn't for the PvP we wouldn't even bothered playing after launch week. It's a good game but there just needs to be more of everything.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Oct 1, 2014, 11:08 Verno
 
I think like most tech someone just needs to make the case for it, show me some products that make it worthwhile. I need a bunch of games with the kind of experience I can't get anywhere else, not just stuff ported to OR. If they do that they'll get me, I can't speak to the larger market.  
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