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News Comments > Into the Black
33. Re: Into the Black Aug 12, 2014, 09:38 Verno
 
Its terrible news but at least he left a long legacy of humor and positivity. I will choose to remember him for those things and not this mistake.  
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News Comments > John Romero's New Shooter Plans
50. Re: John Romero's New Shooter Plans Aug 12, 2014, 09:00 Verno
 
Krovven wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 05:59:
Some of you need a reality check and maybe look yourselves in the mirror.

I don't personally care about him because hey, he did some dumb things when he was young, who here hasn't? That being said, an introspective look in the mirror over derision of a videogame developer? Mmmm no, that seems a bit overly dramatic.

Disastrous failure overshadowing success is nothing new in this industry or any other.

Does he deserve another chance? Absolutely. All he has to do is make another great game and I'm sure all is forgiven among the offended. Until then most people will remember him for the silly ads and various failures.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2014, 12:07 Verno
 
Sony is supposedly going to show off the new PS4 UI and some other stuff at GamesCom, looking forward to it.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 11, 2014, 10:33 Verno
 
Anything on your smartphone can track your location! If you aren't disabling GPS on your phone, many companies far less virtuous than FitBit know where you've been

Even if you do that there are a plethora of other ways to get your location including wi-fi bouncing and cellular access points. You're better off obfuscating your footprint/profile so to speak.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 11, 2014, 09:07 Verno
 
Fitbit is also a trend that we will barely remember in 2 more years.  
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News Comments > 4A Games on Metro Redux Upgrades
24. Re: 4A Games on Metro Redux Upgrades Aug 11, 2014, 08:53 Verno
 
Not worth it IMO.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 8, 2014, 16:14 Verno
 
Luke wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 16:12:
After google stuk there nose in twitch its history now sadly

They haven't been bought yet but its obvious they're trying to remove any concerns Google might have about a purchase.
 
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News Comments > Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition Announced
4. Re: Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition Announced Aug 8, 2014, 16:12 Verno
 
I hope its all of the DLC included, this game had Ubisoft syndrome going on there. Great game though.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 8, 2014, 15:44 Verno
 
Well yes, when you don't announce major policy shifts first that is a screw up. People had to discover it by themselves and ask wtf was going on. It's also a bit weird that it coincided with the google purchase. They should have just forced those videos off any monetization chain like Google does with flagged videos that aren't DMCA'd.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: Steam beta adds 'hide this game in my library' optionů Aug 8, 2014, 12:12 Verno
 
No longer will Snuggle Truck haunt our lists!  
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News Comments > Casey Hudson Departs BioWare
28. Re: Casey Hudson Departs BioWare Aug 8, 2014, 10:33 Verno
 
That's fair, you're right he did a lot of fantastic things in his career and it shouldn't be defined by the one mistake he made. ME3 was a pretty good game anyway despite the ending.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 8, 2014, 10:22 Verno
 
That was an excellent read, not just for views and insights on mobile market development but as a reality check for people getting into game dev. The author is brutally honest about his mistakes and how it affected his relationship with his friend. Great article.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 8, 2014, 10:14 Verno
 
The DTV is for Europe just FYI.  
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News Comments > Casey Hudson Departs BioWare
26. Re: Casey Hudson Departs BioWare Aug 8, 2014, 08:46 Verno
 
saluk wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 02:20:
Mistakes as bad as ME3 are on everyone. Nice to have a scapegoat I guess.

If you mean the ending, he and the head writer were directly responsible for it and shut out the rest of the team while working on it. He's not simply a scapegoat or indirectly responsible as a manager.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2014, 13:30 Verno
 
The native advertising video is a good watch, its been a disturbing trend going on for awhile now and you see a lot of it hidden in those dumb "Top X lists" on the internet.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 7, 2014, 13:15 Verno
 
It's about how they were let go in some cases, very unprofessionally which has always been an issue in the gaming industry.

I don't think you understand just how poor job stability is in the gaming industry either.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 7, 2014, 13:12 Verno
 
My smartphone is already fantastic so yeah I would agree that I just want more battery life out of it rather than silly stuff like 3D display and so on.  
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News Comments > Ryse: Son of Rome Roaming onto PCs
13. Re: Ryse: Son of Rome Roaming onto PCs Aug 7, 2014, 12:55 Verno
 
I've played this and frankly its mediocre crap that should be avoided on any platform.  
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News Comments > July Steam Hardware & Software Survey
27. Re: July Steam Hardware & Software Survey Aug 7, 2014, 12:51 Verno
 
UHD wrote on Aug 7, 2014, 10:10:
Thing is, I don't think anyone's ever said Vista is better than 7. They're similar in many ways, but 7 is still a marked improvement no matter how much you liked Vista.

Guessing Windows 9 is going to be roughly the same story: it's Windows 8 with slightly different window dressing (hurp derp) and improvements under the hood, and people are going to lap that shit up because of the knee-jerk "Windows Vista 8 is awful!"

Many of those comments were from release when things were worse. Windows 8 does have some genuinely awful shit going on at times though. The fact that you can avoid much of it does nothing to change it. People like to talk about nebulous improvements that they can't even quantify without referencing an Arstechnica article on the system kernel but they conveniently avoid feature regressions between Windows 7 and Windows 8. Examples like putting some system level settings in Metro apps, changing how wi-fi configuration is handled and a more convoluted user system. The charms bar is absolutely absurd (and thankfully being murdered in Windows 9) and there are a host of other issues that people ran into. That's without going into the idiocy behind two different user interfaces vying for attention, both designed with completely different input methodology in mind.

Sure you can disable a lot of it but the average user bitching about Windows 8 probably doesn't know that. So yeah I think people had some very valid bitches about Windows 8, a lot of its flaws get whitewashed by people who seem to think that because they downloaded Classic Shell that makes everything ok.

We don't know what Windows 9 is yet other than its reverting a bunch of dumb shit from Windows 8 so it could be radically different and earn its praise or a minor improvement. To say that people will love it unreservedly because its not Windows 8 is missing the bigger picture IMO.

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News Comments > Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies Announced
7. Re: Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies Announced Aug 7, 2014, 10:44 Verno
 
The whole fun of Counter-Strike to me is playing against other people, not AI that you can figure out quickly. Oh well, I know some people love playing against AI so whatever.  
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