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News Comments > No More WoW Numbers
19. Re: No More WoW Numbers Nov 4, 2015, 12:29 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 4, 2015, 09:55:
McTurbo wrote on Nov 4, 2015, 09:42:
they have no one to blame but themselves. wow didnt die because it got old.. it died because the developer shot themselves in the foot from lack of content and deciding they knew what the players wanted more than the players did.

Developers do know what players want more than players do. Players are idiots who fall for things like anecdotes, confirmation bias and tribalism. Devs should listen to players and consider what's said but ultimately the developer has to have the overall vision.

Yep, well put. WoW is a great example of that. The amount of improvements WoW brought to the genre is insane and while they homogenized and streamlined far too much for my personal taste, the impact on the whole market was very significant.

Blizzard makes great games and I look forward to whatever they're up to next.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 4, 2015, 10:58 Verno
 
WOOSH  
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News Comments > Another New Steam User Record
49. Re: Another New Steam User Record Nov 4, 2015, 10:06 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 04:16:
I'm not saying Valve is collecting any of that, they are probably interested in a fraction of that, namely your activities on Steam, but if you don't believe that others are collecting the information listed above or that this information is somehow totally not personal, then you are very naive indeed.

Steam needs some of your information for billing purposes and the little info they retain for marketing/recommendations is not exactly 1984 material.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 4, 2015, 09:11 Verno
 
People who literally don't know what spyware is ITT.  
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News Comments > Leaked Fallout 4 Footage
6. Re: Leaked Fallout 4 Footage Nov 2, 2015, 10:56 Verno
 
nin wrote on Nov 2, 2015, 10:35:
I was all set to hold off on this a few months, but my resolve is quickly slipping...

I save my resolve for games that don't give me great value and enjoyment for the money. Fallout has never failed me.
 
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News Comments > Another New Steam User Record
43. Re: Another New Steam User Record Nov 2, 2015, 10:27 Verno
 
You're lucky you found a semi-coherent Luke post, most of his stuff is poorly written drivel. There's a bunch of people here who think repeating memes makes them true "OMG steam uses so much memory" "omg its spyware!" "the sales suck because I cant get AAA games for $30 on release day!" etc etc.  
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News Comments > Another New Steam User Record
40. Re: Another New Steam User Record Nov 2, 2015, 09:25 Verno
 
ViRGE wrote on Nov 1, 2015, 20:05:
Given how distinct the spike is, I'm wondering if maybe a handful of people are creating and logging in a bunch of accounts just to push the peak number higher for amusement.

Its more likely tied to both games announcing new tournaments and other stuff in the past few weeks.

I think a bunch of people here have grandpa syndrome where they can't understand what those darned kids are doing these days - playing low cost and F2P games on Steam. You might not like Dota2 or CS:GO but they're absurdly popular nonetheless.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2015, 11:33 Verno
 
I don't think backwards compatibility matters that much at this point. It was just a convenient press bullet point for Microsoft who desperately needed some positive news coverage. The next gen console libraries are getting fairly fleshed out and interest in the feature tends to taper off outside of the launch periods. Many of the popular games have HD remasters/etc anyway.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2015, 10:38 Verno
 
The initial DB design was horrendous but there's no reason it can't be migrated, they could have farmed that out to a third party if they are really that helpless. Sony makes really solid hardware but they are absolutely clueless on the software end of things.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 29, 2015, 10:34 Verno
 
LOL people were worried about Microsoft selling some nebulous Windows 10 telemetry data which is only really useful for internal design and diagnostics. Meanwhile their smartphone documents almost everything they do, everywhere they go, they're being actively profiled for commercial purposes and the data is already being sold.

Always amuses me when someone says "oh I installed Cyangenomod so I'm fine" too, not realizing that they need their phone in permanent airplane mode to avoid it.

What a sad state of affairs, the government really needs to get on top of regulating that before its out of control.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky in June
44. Re: No Man's Sky in June Oct 28, 2015, 14:01 Verno
 
harlock wrote on Oct 28, 2015, 13:13:
you havent seen the videos? that should already give you some idea of the limitations in play.. i dunno maybe i am more familiar with this since ive worked in vfx and 3d art, but its pretty clearly revolving around a small set of xyzs

I've seen many of them, sure. I guess I'm not assuming I've seen everything the templates have to offer based solely on the videos. I'll wait for reviews and to see more info to get a better idea. I rarely preorder anything these days and doubt I'll make an exception for this.

nothing wrong with fun for a day or two... but thats a far cry from "infinite fun", and honestly i think its probably going to be a lot more casual than most of you are expecting theres always the usual thing of expectations vs reality... i just think its gone a bit overboard in this particular case

To be fair though, I said the discovery aspect would be practically infinite, not enjoyment. In terms of the expectations I agree, some people are looking for too much from this and need to adjust them. I'm going into it with the attitude that its going to be a broad scope with shallow mechanics so that I'm not disappointed it doesn't have multi-crew capital ships and other nonsense.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2015, 10:35 Verno
 
The Supergirl numbers are depressing considering how terrible it was.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky in June
39. Re: No Man's Sky in June Oct 28, 2015, 10:14 Verno
 
Remains to be seen. We don't really know how advanced their creation rulesets are and we don't know how many template variables are in play.

I don't think every game needs to provide infinite replay value anyway. If this amuses me for a few days and I genuinely enjoy the experience then its money well spent. Perhaps the multiplayer aspects will lend it longevity, I don't know. Many games overstay their welcome as it is. I've got a huge pile of games to play so if this turns out to be fun but fleeting then fair enough as long as the price is right.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
78. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2015, 09:28 Verno
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 16:58:
Veggie burgers are good. Cow burgers are good.

I know its not what you meant but I find veggie burgers universally awful
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky in June
37. Re: No Man's Sky in June Oct 28, 2015, 08:55 Verno
 
If you've read anything at all about the game, you would know there are billions upon billions of them. Discovery in the game will be practically infinite in scope. They've also implemented filters for names and ASCII.

Game looks fantastic, don't go into it expecting every single subsystem to be immensely deep but instead look at it as a total package.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2015, 12:54 Verno
 
Hell yeah man they were pulpy but fantastic Altered Carbon is one of my all time favs for sci-fi.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 27, 2015, 12:34 Verno
 
At least it isn't more Star Citizen "news".  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2015, 12:25 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 12:18:
This is my fear, actually. The highest grossing movie of this year was Jurassic World, which I thought was just a cold rehash of the original Jurassic Park (was there a single original idea not pulled from the previous films?). From a Hollywood perspective, they're giving people what they want (thus all the profit), but artistically the movie was bankrupt. I'm seeing similar trendlines in TFA, while holding out hope they do something unique and different.

Yeah that one really bugged me this year. It had none of the wonder or imagination of the original. It retreaded most of the major plot points like they were ticking off check boxes. The performances of almost everyone other than Chris Pratt were sleep inducing. It struck me as focus tested to death. We walked out of that movie thinking it was a big waste of money, a completely bland and forgettable experience.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2015, 12:18 Verno
 
and still feel that Vader is the greatest Sci-Fi film villain of all time.

Sorry but that title actually belongs to Jar-Jar Binks.

greatest books have closure

One thing that bothers me about sequels too is the wasted page count on summarizing characters/events for new readers. You get this patronizing tone where characters refer to past events in unnatural ways just to explain everything, it sucks. That said there is the rare author who can manage to make something relatively self contained that still leaves open a few plot threads in case they want to revisit it later. The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson is a recent example of that.

Unfortunately most of the publishing houses now try to lock up authors for long term book contracts when they achieve a modicum of success and the terms usually dictate a sequel or two.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 26, 2015, 13:57 Verno
 
Orogogus wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 13:41:
There's some people, and then there's Cutter. I don't know why people still go for his bait. I mean, he said golf, too, and unless he's really Jason Day trolling the boards all day, every day then I don't think anyone can take that claim seriously.

I put him on ignore awhile ago /shrug, you see the odd thing quoted but beyond that the whole reading experience is vastly improved by doing so. The pro-nazi trolling was the last straw. One day he'll go too far and get banned, I wouldn't sweat it. This place is just on Valve Time is all.

Anyways its not for everyone but there's a reason its such a growing industry. I wouldn't ever pay for the experience but I don't mind partaking once in awhile.
 
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