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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 24, 2015, 16:15 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 15:53:
If Oregon already has the infrastucture why do they need Google? They're just forgoing easy tax revenues by giving into Google. Muni broadband is the way to go.

They don't have the infrastructure, that's kind of the point of trying to attract Google to the area. Having some utility poles is not "having infrastructure" in terms of offering fiber to businesses and end consumers LOL. Many municipalities don't have the expertise or money to afford the capital costs involved, let alone labor and maintenance, sales, support, contractual bullshit with content companies on the TV side, future planning and so on.

Despite what buzzword news says about it, municipal broadband is not a panacea. What Google provides vs what they ask for is very reasonable. For most communities municipal broadband is something they can't afford and probably don't want after they find out what's really involved. It only works in very specific circumstances like if there is a single power company that is also owned by the municipality. Rural areas are another place where it makes sense but they are usually subsidized by the government anyway.

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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released
9. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released Mar 24, 2015, 14:53 Verno
 
Flatline wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 14:51:
Verno wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 14:47:
Hmm I don't know Lito, they didn't ultimate edition DA2 or Mass Effect 2/3 for that matter. It's weird, correct me if I'm wrong but they seemed to have stopped bundling Bioware DLC. They did bundle up Mass Effect into a trilogy but IIRC ME2 and ME3 are without DLC included. I suspect EA makes more money on the DLC separately so they keep doing it that way on purpose.


It makes sense. You discount the game down to 20 bucks or 10 bucks or whatever and people pick it up cheap... then they spend 30 dollars on all the full priced DLC and bring an otherwise bargain game almost up to the cost of a new price point.

Yeah exactly. They do the same thing with BF4. Sell it for $10 once in awhile then sell Premium for $40+. I wouldn't hold my breath for future ultimate editions of EA stuff.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released
7. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released Mar 24, 2015, 14:47 Verno
 
Hmm I don't know Lito, they didn't ultimate edition DA2 or Mass Effect 2/3 for that matter. It's weird, correct me if I'm wrong but they seemed to have stopped bundling Bioware DLC. They did bundle up Mass Effect into a trilogy but IIRC ME2 and ME3 are without DLC included. I suspect EA makes more money on the DLC separately so they keep doing it that way on purpose.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released
1. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released Mar 24, 2015, 13:43 Verno
 
It's $15, better be a big zone :/  
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News Comments > H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam
23. Re: H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam Mar 24, 2015, 13:11 Verno
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 13:01:
Wetworks24 wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 09:40:
1 million people paying $20 for a game that's going to be free in several months.

This is what amazed me... it's fine to want to play H1Z1, but wtf, wait a few months and play it for free, maybe? Instead of paying to be a beta tester?

Come on now, gaming community!

I actually don't have a problem with that part. Most of these sorts of games are unoptimized pieces of shit (DayZ) so I think if anything people would probably be getting a better experience. Its their money and if there isn't an equivalent to play now then who cares. What annoys me is what Trev mentioned about the shifting business model. The stuff with supply drops was weird too although I'm not sure how it all worked out in the end.
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam
20. Re: H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam Mar 24, 2015, 12:58 Verno
 
bobbyweenus wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 12:45:
I don't really know where this whole "only kids buy this game" garbage comes from.

I play with a fairly large group of guys all over 30, and the vast majority of players any of us run into are adults.

You hear the occasional squeaker but they are few and far between.

There are a lot more Asian (Taiwanese and Koreans from what we've seen) playing than young dumb kids.

It's just a common refrain from people who want to disparage something they don't care for or can't relate to so I wouldn't read much into it. It's the internet equivalent of 'kids these days hurf durf!'. I barely even run into kids playing MOBAs, I find the younger gen is mostly into mobile crapware and CoD.

There are plenty of adults with terrible purchase habits anyway.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Mar 24, 2015, 12:39 Verno
 
harlock wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 10:36:
i recently said "negro" in a twitch chat and got banned permanently - so apparently thats a naughty word now... even though its used specifically in black organizations like "united negro college fund" and "negro league baseball" and so on and so forth

when i was growing up it was pretty damn common word, no one freaked out about it - its literally another word for black.. so what the fuck is the motherfucking problem?? anybody got some explanation on this? other than bullshit white guilt and pandering?

Hahaha come on, at least provide the whole context. Going by your posts here I'm going to assume there was more to the story.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 24, 2015, 10:29 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 10:18:
Fuck Google. They should build their own backbone and run it or lease out operations to several ISPs. This is the problem when idiot politicians don't know any better and get hung up on brand names.


They already "build their own backbone", they have a complete end to end network and some of the best peering arrangements in the world. They usually ask cities to waive or minimize permit and related issues which is totally reasonable considering the level of bullshit involved. They shouldn't be under any obligation to resell it either, they are taking the brunt of the costs which will take decades to recoup. Any other company can make similar arrangements with a city to get access to utility poles/etc. Most companies just don't want to bear the costs involved and do the bare minimum like Comcast.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 24, 2015, 09:51 Verno
 
Well played Blue.  
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News Comments > H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam
5. Re: H1Z1 Sells 1M Copies on Steam Mar 24, 2015, 09:44 Verno
 
I'll check H1Z1 out when its a bit more mature, my friend just complains endlessly about it right now. I'm trying to avoid early access in general, I have a whole pile of them in Steam that dead ended.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 23, 2015, 16:23 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 16:16:
That's what she said!

Maybe that's what she said to you little man, not to me. Zing!

Amazon release shipping is pretty awesome, just got my ship notification. Can't wait to get in some PvP without shields, going to make invasions awesome.

 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Patched
5. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Patched Mar 23, 2015, 14:01 Verno
 
Flatline wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 13:39:
JFC Bioware is lagging behind on patching this game. What are they doing over there?

I still don't see the ability to like... double-click on loot and have your PC move *to* it. You still have to run over it and do the truffle shuffle to get within the loot's hitbox and any of the other PC 3rd person "advancements" games have made in like... the last 20 years.

For fuck's sake Dragon Age games used to be able to do this.

Yeah I'm not sure whats going on with that, they said these improvements were coming but I don't follow the beta patch stuff much. Anyone have any clue if we're ever getting these? I've been putting off a replay until they're done with the PC improvements.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2015, 12:58 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 09:19:
Great article on Cracked with the 7 ways games have turned into scams, especially this part:

#3. Breaking Pieces Off the Game to Sell

Fuck that shit.

Kind of like how Cracked breaks up its lists into multiple pages to serve as many ads as possible
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six: Siege Details Leak
15. Re: Rainbow Six: Siege Details Leak Mar 23, 2015, 12:12 Verno
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 09:09:
Watched that gameplay footage, not impressed at all. Not even close to the previous video game play they've showed when the game was introduced.
I wonder if UBI does this with every game they make. Show something impressive than significantly downgrade the released version.
Now I am a bit worried about The Division.

You should be, the Division was hopelessly mocked up and the final version will be nothing like it in graphics or gameplay. It had PR stink all over it.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed
80. Re: The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed Mar 23, 2015, 11:43 Verno
 
saluk wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 15:48:
Got to love the community at blues that in a report that contains such hyperbole as "most exciting and overwhelming experiences I have experienced in my 33 years gaming life" that everyone jumps on "controller felt superior to playing with a mouse".

Don't y'all ever tire of being so predictable?


I wish Blue would do a spring cleaning on some of our more outspoken trolls and try to set some standards here but its not my board so you take the good with the bad man

For what its worth though I think some of the comments are relevant from past experience with the controls in Witcher 2.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Mar 23, 2015, 11:37 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 22, 2015, 23:54:
There are better, less costly, and more efficient alternatives to prison.

Not for all offenders there aren't, what a poor generalization.
 
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News Comments > The International Ticket Sales
14. Re: The International Ticket Sales Mar 23, 2015, 11:36 Verno
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 21, 2015, 09:01:
The point being, why watch something when you can be doing it yourself? That is the point I was making. Yep, when I am stumped in a game I sometimes grab a utube to see if someone else found a solution, but paying money to watch someone else play a game? Just sounds ridiculous.

Oh and don't give me that nonsense about other sports, 99% of us can't do them, anyone can play a video game and become fairly proficient at it.

If that is something you enjoy, sorry I stepped on your toes, but I just personally don't get it.

Dota 2 is free, download it and watch a few games and you will quickly understand the level these guys play at. I think curling is stupid but I can respect whats involved. Try thinking with an adult mind for a change instead of just looking to tar anything that doesn't agree with your world view.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 23, 2015, 11:08 Verno
 
Alamar wrote on Mar 23, 2015, 10:26:
Having just gotten my PS4, for Bloodborne, I couldn't be certain, but aren't patches forced on you? When I install anything, it starts downloading the patch (there's always a patch) anyways... I didn't have to manually do anything (except with BB, which is a pre-load)...

You can turn off updates and play without it. You won't be able to play with the online features though.

Also this patch isn't that big, it includes some assets and other stuff. We've seen far bigger day ones.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 20, 2015, 09:51 Verno
 
MLB 14 The Show support shutting down in June?

What the fuck? It's not even a year old yet. Holy shit Sony.
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Killing It
19. Re: Dying Light Killing It Mar 20, 2015, 08:49 Verno
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 19, 2015, 20:55:
One of the interesting things about Dead Island was the analog weapon swinging. I heard that Dying Light doesn't have that. Can anyone that has played both give an opinion on that?

It doesn't have it unfortunately, it was one of the things I really enjoyed about Dead Island. Someone was working on a mod but I'm not sure anything came of it yet. I still enjoyed the combat in Dying Light, the mixture of parkour, avoidance, melee and traps is really nice once you start getting into the "talent" trees.

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