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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Mar 11, 2015, 13:54 Verno
 
AngelicPenguin wrote on Mar 11, 2015, 13:10:
Verno wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:11:
The article makes some good points but doesn't really propose any real solutions. The volume alone makes Greenlight tedious for everyone involved but curating content by staff had its own set of complaints from devs/users. Perhaps some sort of hybrid system is best, I don't know.

Ya I felt the same way about it. If something isn't working, complaining about it is fine if you also offer some possible solutions/alternatives.

Maybe they don't have any, but then I probably wouldn't complain about something I can't think of a way to do better.

Fair enough but that's not quite what I meant though. I was just commenting that while the system is flawed, it's not easy to come up with solutions for anyone involved and that there will be people unhappy regardless. It's easy to highlight the problems but those have been known for awhile, the issue is that Valve's goals probably aren't realistic here.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
16. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 11, 2015, 10:07 Verno
 
Right wing isn't a pejorative no matter how much you want it to be. If you don't want to be dismissed out of hand then you need to be more mature and realize that there are opinions other than yours out there, insulting them just polarizes things even more.

To the topic itself I don't necessarily with some of the things you said but this is wrong:

And why do people need to call the cops to begin with? They're not allowed to defend themselves.

Yes you are allowed to defend yourself, don't be absurd. The reality is that most people do not want to defend themselves, that's why we live in a society where people assume defined roles and share communities. Police are absolutely desired by the general populace, its just an easy target for people to grumble about. Have you ever worked a job where you are never praised or recognized except for extraordinary events but your mistakes are heavily scrutinized? One that combines life and death situations with judgment calls that go above and beyond what most people have to make in their entire life? Decisions that have to be made in a split second while you fear for your life or the lives of others?

Maybe have an iota of empathy for policemen. There are bad cops out there but you take the good with the bad like everything else in society. Expecting cops to be perfect is ridiculous and for the most part I thinks cops are held accountable for their actions. The media doesn't like to focus on the routine layoff and firing of police for various reasons including disciplinary actions unless it accompanies a big social issue, its not a sexy story.
 
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News Comments > Terraria: Otherworld Tower Defense Elements Revealed
1. Re: Terraria: Otherworld Tower Defense Elements Revealed Mar 11, 2015, 09:52 Verno
 
Really excited about this, got a lot of mileage out of Terraria, the addition of actual goals and objectives to sandboxers doesn't hurt things at all. Shame Starbound totally failed to deliver but hopefully this doesn't disappoint.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
26. Re: etc., etc. Mar 11, 2015, 09:47 Verno
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 11, 2015, 01:12:
Verno wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:56:
Sepharo wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 23:59:
The only wireless things I have are my cellphone and tablet.
Wired mouse, keyboard, headphones.
There's an ethernet cable between my computer and router.

Who wants to deal with batteries and data loss.

Oh my god....

My comment was about a wireless controller, one that originates from the console world. I use wired connections for everything else for the record but it is a total waste to pay $60 and not at least get the option for wireless out of the box when talking about a controller.

This isn't about MLG Counter-Strike whatever.

Holy overreaction. I was just describing my setup. Wasn't really addressing your comment. I don't care what you use

YOU HAVEN'T SEEN AN OVERREACTION YET

Ok sorry my bad
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Released
8. Re: Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Released Mar 11, 2015, 09:40 Verno
 
This is one of the few games where I just want to kick back with the soundtrack, so awesome.  
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News Comments > Descent Reboot Kickstarter
30. Re: Descent Reboot Kickstarter Mar 11, 2015, 09:37 Verno
 
Tom wrote on Mar 11, 2015, 08:52:
Descent without single player is not Descent IMO. This KS is pretty sketchy I think. Seems like it could easily be another "cash in on nostalgia, make bank on another mediocre 'reboot'" type situation. I hope it somehow works out, but no way am I funding it.

Yeah I tend to agree with you, I'm not interested in a MP only Descent.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 10, 2015, 16:16 Verno
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:25:
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:04:
BobBob wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 11:54:
You'll have plenty of time to do nothing when you're dead. In fact, nothingness will last quite a bit longer than your life that you've lived, up to now - including the short time that remains. So don't worry, you'll be doing a lot of nothing for an eternity -- sooner or later.

No you won't because nothing ever really dies. That energy, those atoms, etc. are all used in other things. I don't know what but I think there is something "more". Reincarnation, after a fashion, is most likely. It would explain a lot.

Jean Luc Picard on Death



It's the equivalent of saying, "Gravity is evident, for an object falls to the ground." Another person interjects, "No, that's not true, the object is falling toward the ground. The ground is lying on top of a liquid core with shifting land, and that land is on a planet orbiting a sun which itself is rotating millions of miles in a solar system that is spinning within a galaxy .. that galaxy is spinning in a vast cosmos -- so the object is really spinning in hundreds if not thousands of different directions and not actually falling."

On macro-cosmic perspective perhaps there is no 'death', but on a micro-singular-level, relative to the context of one's extremely limited perspective, death is the end of one's known existence -- or in this case consciousness as we know it -- or to refine it further: you will lose your identity; you will no longer be you.

Bob if you posted like this more often no one would care about the weather comments Well said.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Video
34. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Video Mar 10, 2015, 15:39 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 7, 2015, 16:09:
It's always sad when a developer betrays and abandons the people that made them.

Uh what? How exactly did that occur here?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
21. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 10, 2015, 15:24 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 09:33:
InBlack wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 08:08:
I wonder if Cutter can 'see' in 3d. Maybe that is why he is so skeptical. Cutter can you experience depth? I have a friend who scoffs at 3d movies and anything 3d related so when I probed him further about it, apparently he doesnt have proper depth perception.

I for one am buying the Rift (or one of it's competitors) as soon as they release a decent hi-res version that's going to be usable in flight sims. The biggest obstacle in flight simming is always situational awareness and target tracking, something that is much harder in a sim environment where you lack depth perception. Yes this is a niche market but so is the enthusiast graphics card market, or the luxury car market, etc. etc.

The device will have a profound impact on gaming, at least enthusiast gaming at first.

My vision is just fine. I just don't care for silly gimmickry. As most other people don't seeing as the fad of 3D is dead yet again. Gimmicks don't last.


I hope this isn't going to be another case where we find out you haven't even evaluated the thing you're ranting about. Why is it a gimmick? Please give some specific rationale. VR has a lot of real world applications in both work and entertainment. People should just give up developing the technology because you don't like the first iteration? This isn't like 3D where it was largely a technology without any real upsides.

You seem to think these things are 20 pounds heavy and hurt to wear, the opposite is actually true. They are getting quite light and are slightly more uncomfortable than it is to wear a hat or glasses for a long period of time, if the person even notices at all and I doubt people will be using these for 5 hour long sessions. I think there are very real concerns about the technology like their long term effect on eye sight and market problems like uptake with women but you are focused on inaccurate assumptions.

Also many "gimmicks" last, in fact most of the tech you use now used to be a "gimmick" at one point or another. Even things as simple as portable phones were once considered an unnecessary fashion gimmick for the rich.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2015, 15:20 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 15:16:
Apparently I need to go see this as soon as possible. A horror movie scoring that well *without* sending up the genre must be something special.

Thanks for the heads up on that, really hard to find good horror films. Not that it was ever a genre known for quality over quantity but the glut of found footage stuff these days is depressing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 10, 2015, 15:07 Verno
 
Anyone with a brain will establish an LLC or something to shield them from any liability. There is no problem in search of a solution here, crowdfunding is subject to the same risks as investing without any of the ownership upsides. The answer for consumers weary about risk is the same as it always was - if you can't risk losing it then don't give your money to people who haven't provided you a product yet. Otherwise you just accept the risks involved.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
22. Re: etc., etc. Mar 10, 2015, 14:56 Verno
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 23:59:
The only wireless things I have are my cellphone and tablet.
Wired mouse, keyboard, headphones.
There's an ethernet cable between my computer and router.

Who wants to deal with batteries and data loss.

Oh my god....

My comment was about a wireless controller, one that originates from the console world. I use wired connections for everything else for the record but it is a total waste to pay $60 and not at least get the option for wireless out of the box when talking about a controller.

This isn't about MLG Counter-Strike whatever.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Mar 10, 2015, 14:44 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:35:
Verno wrote on Mar 10, 2015, 14:11:
The article makes some good points but doesn't really propose any real solutions. The volume alone makes Greenlight tedious for everyone involved but curating content by staff had its own set of complaints from devs/users. Perhaps some sort of hybrid system is best, I don't know.

It's not like Valve doesn't have the money to hire a few people to curate the incoming candidates.

People complained bitterly about the curation process and said Valve wasn't transparent enough which sort of lead to Greenlight. I don't know, it seemed to work fine to me. Valve rarely seems to like throwing sheer staff at problems and a lot of their projects seem to be based off employee interest which is probably pretty low for this. I just don't think any community/open solution will work though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2015, 14:16 Verno
 
The Weird Al video is awesome. Walking Dead prequel would probably be more interesting than the main show.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 10, 2015, 14:11 Verno
 
$549 for a Watch you need to recharge every day. The alarming thing is how many people on my Facebook feed wanted it yesterday.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Mar 10, 2015, 14:11 Verno
 
The article makes some good points but doesn't really propose any real solutions. The volume alone makes Greenlight tedious for everyone involved but curating content by staff had its own set of complaints from devs/users. Perhaps some sort of hybrid system is best, I don't know.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Videos
55. Re: Star Citizen Videos Mar 9, 2015, 12:39 Verno
 
Jamil20 wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 11:51:
Illumin wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 04:22:
Pre Alpha.

I hate the 'lol pre alpha' apologetic. This game isn't in 'Pre Alpha', it's in some quasi-released state with features being added between releases. A pre-alpha game isn't playable without the use of a development console, and the assets are mostly placeholders while the main features of the game are being developed. The real pre-alpha is available to the developers right now in the form of the persistent universe. We are getting a completely different product with Arena Commander that is released, ie. 1.0+

There's going to be no time where this game will be feature complete, and it will be declared 'Alpha'. Similarly, there will be no 'Beta'. It's just going to go from 'Pre-Alpha' -> 'Released'.

The development of this game is not following the traditional software development process. They can stop at any point and say the game is done, which has been done with several Early Access games before.

I tend to agree in general. I am tired of it being an excuse to brush off criticisms of games. If it is good enough that someone thought to ask for money for it then it can suffer some criticism from people who paid. I think someone can know what they're getting into with crowdfunding and early access yet still have a valid beef with the game. Too many people seem to assume things will be fixed or changed in the long run.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 9, 2015, 12:08 Verno
 
NegaDeath wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 12:01:
We don't have DST here in SK, we just watch the rest of the world go out of sync with us once a year. Used to be a pain remembering when to watch a show pre-interwebs. But hey, we get our own custom time zone in windows. We're special!

Having seen a winter in Saskatoon while traveling on business, I will take the annoyance of DST over that any day
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Module Nears
35. Re: Star Citizen FPS Module Nears Mar 9, 2015, 10:56 Verno
 
Kajetan wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 10:53:
harlock wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 10:05:
that looks like ass...20-30 fps with tons of hitching whenever things explode or lots of weapons are firing
Its not a release version. Therefore i said: Seems promising! When the release version has this performance even on high end machines i'll bitch with you all day long. Until then ... have fun hating something you dont know.

I don't know, if its good enough to charge people money then its good enough to criticize in my books. Crowdfunding or otherwise
 
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News Comments > MS: No PC Xbox Gold Fees
41. Re: MS: No PC Xbox Gold Fees Mar 9, 2015, 09:43 Verno
 
harlock wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 16:43:
Paketep wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 16:08:
harlock wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 10:08:
btw, should microsoft stop developing DX12?? we dont need that right? its going to fuck everything up?

Yes.

so what do you think the solution is? which way should we go?

Left, always go left.
 
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