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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jun 8, 2015, 12:37 Verno
 
I played monochrome SimAnt on a Mac classic that I found in my basement last year. With some minor work that crazy thing still booted like no time had passed, I was impressed.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 8, 2015, 11:32 Verno
 
AMD to usher in a new era of Netbook APU based consoles and rebadged videocards dating back to 2011?  
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News Comments > Indie Developers on Steam Refunds
12. Re: Indie Developers on Steam Refunds Jun 8, 2015, 10:30 Verno
 
Yeah those are fair points Para. As Creston said I suspect it'll be a minor problem at best. Looking at the other side of it some of these devs should be grateful for the exposure, previously indie games have a much tougher time before Steam. A few lost sales is not the end of the world.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2015, 10:28 Verno
 
I didn't have time to watch it last night but you've piqued my curiosity, gonna have to dig in tonight. As someone mentioned though that seems to follow the trend of the books which have really lost steam and feel directionless.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Jun 8, 2015, 09:55 Verno
 
You pretty much need a Windows PC elsewhere on the home network to stream games to it, if you go by what SteamOS supports natively then it won't be much. I think it makes more sense to just use a SteamLink and a host PC.  
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News Comments > Indie Developers on Steam Refunds
3. Re: Indie Developers on Steam Refunds Jun 8, 2015, 09:49 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 09:35:
Here's a simple solution: Don't offer games in which the majority of your content can be played through in two hours.

I've played some pretty short but memorable games that tell a quick story and don't overstay their welcome. It would seem wrong to be able to play it through entirely then get a refund but I guess whatever people are comfortable with. I guess devs will adjust by padding if need be.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jun 8, 2015, 09:29 Verno
 
Ecthelion wrote on Jun 7, 2015, 18:29:
I like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, but I know that they could drop Star Trek The Next Generation at any time. For a fan, the smart choice is to own the show. The same is true of music.

I don't even trust ownership on many of those services. I had a show yanked I bought off Microsofts stupid Xbox 360 video services thing awhile ago. I had bought what was supposed to be a lifetime license for it but they had some dispute with the content company and yanked it. They just kind of shrugged and offered a credit for $5. I built a giant NAS awhile back and now I just download things that I might want to watch in the future or to show people when they come over. I try to do everything legit where I can but where the content companies make life difficult I improvise and I sleep just fine.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 8, 2015, 09:11 Verno
 
What about the people who do pick up after their pet and their dog happens to come across this property? I would fuck that guy up if he poisoned our dog. Someone gets dog shit on your yard, boohoo don't hurt everyone else for it. That said I do agree with the comment on the story that if this was about squirrels or rabbits no one would care.  
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News Comments > Steam Controller Video
30. Re: Steam Controller Video Jun 7, 2015, 04:32 Verno
 
I'll definitely give it a whirl, I find myself doing a lot more gaming on the HTPC these days.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA Launches GTX 980ti; New Drivers; & GSYNC Features
60. Re: NVIDIA Launches GTX 980ti; New Drivers; & GSYNC Features Jun 7, 2015, 04:31 Verno
 
Perfect timing, I need something for consistent 1440p performance on this Acer XB270HU. The 970s were solid but I like just dialing everything up and forgetting about it.  
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News Comments > The Witcher III Exp Bug
15. Re: The Witcher III Exp Bug May 28, 2015, 13:32 Verno
 
I've found that despite the game warning you about stealing you can basically lift 99% of the game world and people won't say boo nor does it seem to affect your prices from merchants, reputation via flavor text or etc.

It's almost a good thing because you need food to such a degree on higher difficulties that I would have problems staying supplied without being able to rob the peasants blind. The only place I've run into a problem was some small Nilf camp in White Orchard.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Exp Bug
11. Re: The Witcher III Exp Bug May 28, 2015, 11:31 Verno
 
ForgedReality wrote on May 28, 2015, 10:54:
I've been doing quests six or more levels ABOVE mine. It's incredibly difficult, and I'm sure I'm going to miss out on some things by doing shit ahead of time, but holy crap this game is too much fun.

Yeah I'm playing on the second highest difficulties and every animation frame matters, the battles are absolutely lethal and its compounded by the frequent level differences I'm seeing. Makes for a very challenging experience that is still rewarding and fun, can't imagine playing on Normal or etc.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Patched
82. Re: The Witcher III Patched May 28, 2015, 10:55 Verno
 
Hit the point in the game where you find out more about what happened with your relationship with Triss, spoilery stuff below:

Apparently you broke up between games, seems kind of weird because if you go down that road in Witcher 2 they have a very strong relationship with no hint of problems. Its a strange decision to take away the choice the player made in the prior game but oh well, I guess its done for story purposes related to the books?

You can still "romance" Triss in this one too it seems.

Don't sleep with both Triss and Yenn in one run unless you're prepared for the consequences, it can affect the ending
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Price Discussed
1. Re: Oculus Rift Price Discussed May 28, 2015, 09:39 Verno
 
So $450-600 for the Rift itself then? Yeesh a bit higher than I thought.  
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News Comments > WildStar Goes Free-to-Play
1. Re: WildStar Goes Free-to-Play May 28, 2015, 09:28 Verno
 
That's cool, I wanted to spend more time with this in beta but got wrapped up with other stuff. I'll definitely give it another chance.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
11. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 28, 2015, 08:44 Verno
 
NetHead wrote on May 27, 2015, 23:46:
Paranoid Jack wrote on May 27, 2015, 21:50:
...yet we still do most of our business with them?

Like you or anyone else has an option lol. If there's only a single country in the world that could crash everything by literally doing nothing it's China.

China would also crash if America stopped buying its goods, our economies are so intertwined that these sorts of comparisons are silly.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Video
18. Re: Overwatch Video May 27, 2015, 23:46 Verno
 
For some reason this reminds me of Brink meets TF2. I'll reserve judgment until I play it but I'm not going to be going out of my way to get a beta invite or something.  
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News Comments > CDPR: "Too Early" to Discuss Cyberpunk 2077
37. Re: CDPR: May 27, 2015, 23:42 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on May 27, 2015, 19:25:

Clearly you have a very short memory. So it'll be 5 years before they have anything to show, than another 2 or 3 before they have a game. That's vaporware territory. Don't be surprised when the plug gets pulled on this next year.

My memory is just fine, you're just being defensive for no reason. You're the one who can't seem to recall why games get announced and delayed, I was just explaining how and why it occurs. In this case they diverted resources towards completing The Witcher 3 because they didn't have the manpower to do both. At the time they thought they did but shit changed so they rolled with it. Better that than half assing two projects. This happens all the time in the industry. CDPR isn't known for vaporware either, if they decide to really move on with the project I have no problem believing they will finish it. They literally just finished shipping a 100+ hour RPG so I'm not sure why the word vaporware even enters into the equation, usually that gets you some credit with people. They have to do a bunch of post content for that since it pays the bills for more niche projects like this. So yeah obviously it might be a year or two before they get into Cyberpunk in earnest.

If it gets cancelled then oh well, that happens all the time too. Better something get cancelled than it sink a great studio.
 
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News Comments > CDPR: "Too Early" to Discuss Cyberpunk 2077
22. Re: CDPR: May 27, 2015, 15:16 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on May 27, 2015, 13:34:
Then why even bother announcing if it's 5 years before you even have anything to show? 3 years on and not willing to even talk about it? We've seen how that usually pans out in this industry.

For marketing purposes, to drum up interest in the game. Sometimes schedules slip and announced games get moved to the backburner instead. It's not like they do it on purpose. I'm not sure why this requires an explanation.
 
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News Comments > CDPR: "Too Early" to Discuss Cyberpunk 2077
8. Re: CDPR: May 27, 2015, 11:01 Verno
 
Task wrote on May 27, 2015, 10:49:
Cyberpunk 2070 is going to be based on the ruleset of Pen and Paper/Tabletop RPG game Cyberpunk 2020; just set 50 years in the future in that fictional world.

<lots of other helpful info>

Thanks for all of that info, sounds very interesting and I would definitely check it out. I just hope its commercially viable for them, titles with a niche appeal but large AAA budgets can sometimes sink a whole studio.
 
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