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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 10, 2014, 11:42 MajorD
 

harlock wrote on Jan 10, 2014, 11:20:
MajorD wrote on Jan 10, 2014, 11:14:
I could be wrong, but it looks like the Steam controller allows faster turning/panning that a regular console controller. I don't know, I am just going by what I've seen in videos over time, as I am not a console user/player. /shrug.

Can anyone confirm or deny that?


yeh because it uses a trackpad instead of a joystick.. but you also have a trackpad for movement which has no tactile feedback, so its super clunky and awkward.. also the button placement is funky

not really a fan myself

Thank you for clarification.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 10, 2014, 11:14 MajorD
 

I could be wrong, but it looks like the Steam controller allows faster turning/panning that a regular console controller. I don't know, I am just going by what I've seen in videos over time, as I am not a console user/player. /shrug.

Can anyone confirm or deny that?

 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Video Diary
3. Re: Alien: Isolation Video Diary Jan 8, 2014, 18:21 MajorD
 

Wow, playing this with Oculus Rift may require wearing diapers too.

 
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News Comments > John Carmack Developing Oculus VR Games
8. Re: John Carmack Developing Oculus VR Games Jan 8, 2014, 12:56 MajorD
 
Shataan wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 11:56:
"15 years ago the VR headset technology wasn't advanced enough to blow anyone's skirts up"

It wasn`t that it wasn`t advanced enough. The VR headsets released at that time were just low rez because higher rez view screens were so expensive..... adding too much to the cost to build them. But the real kicker was the high premium prices they sold these low quality units for.

For those prices.... the buyers should have gotten a way better product. But most got low rez pixel hell. What has changed is not so much technology, tho obviously that has changed. It is the much lower costs for the higher rez view screens. That is what it is/was all about. Build costs = money.

Not to mention stuff like TrackIR is VERY popular. It didn`t take a Genius to put 2 and 2 together. It only makes sense to finally marry a VR headset to head tracking.

Back in the day peeps payed ALOT of dough for fancy marketing and a headset that gave them a pixelated mess and headaches.

I hope THIS time when peeps pony up, they are not just getting more of the same.... but an actual product that works as intended.

Yes, pricing was/is definitely a factor as well.

 
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News Comments > John Carmack Developing Oculus VR Games
5. Re: John Carmack Developing Oculus VR Games Jan 8, 2014, 11:37 MajorD
 

JohnBirshire wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 11:17:
These VR headsets were a "craze" 15 years ago, then they disappeared. Suddenly they are reappearing a few years ago, and still only a handful of people seem to care.

Yes and no. 15 years ago the VR headset technology wasn't advanced enough to blow anyone's skirts up, but from what I've been reading/following, it seems the technology is now there to develop the original vision (no pun intended).

I will definitely check them out when they hit retail, and if they work as advertised, then I just have to get past the feeling of looking like an AssHat wearing them.

 
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News Comments > SOE Going Forward With Unified Subscriptions
21. Re: SOE Going Forward With Unified Subscriptions Jan 8, 2014, 01:35 MajorD
 

yonder wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 19:36:
MajorD wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 15:45:
WTF am I missing? $14.99/Month (~$180.00/year); how is that attractive, or even a deal?

With as many games most people have in their libraries, most unfinished and a lot un-played, I just don't see the logic is shelling out $14.99/MONTH to play a game(s). /shrug



It's not to play "A" game, it's to play ANY of their games.

Let's say Sony hadn't annihilated Star Wars Galaxies and it was still an ongoing, fairly unique MMO. Let's say you play that still. Now, let's say you also want to play some EverQuest. Now, let's say there's an upcoming subscription-based MMO that you're really interested in.

In the past, that'd be 3 subscriptions.

Now it's one.

Because c'mon, you're not playing them at the same time...

*THAT* is the value. *IF* you're interested in multiple subscription-based Sony MMOs then it's a great deal.

... but I'm still burnt from SWG... I miss my dancing wookies!

Makes sense, thanks for clarifications. Definitely cost effective IF that is what you're interested in. Obviously not for everyone; not me as you could tell already.

Cheers

 
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News Comments > SOE Going Forward With Unified Subscriptions
5. Re: SOE Going Forward With Unified Subscriptions Jan 7, 2014, 15:45 MajorD
 

WTF am I missing? $14.99/Month (~$180.00/year); how is that attractive, or even a deal?

With as many games most people have in their libraries, most unfinished and a lot un-played, I just don't see the logic is shelling out $14.99/MONTH to play a game(s). /shrug


 
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News Comments > Full Steam Machines Ahead at CES
29. Re: Full Steam Machines Ahead at CES Jan 6, 2014, 19:00 MajorD
 

I wouldn't purchase one w/o KB & M support, but I do think this is great for a couple of reasons: 1) I'm assuming it will allow you to play anything in your Steam library (?). 2) Maybe this will incentivize Developers to still port PC games in lieu of console exclusives.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 6, 2014, 16:50 MajorD
 

xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 14:33:
MajorD wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 14:18:
Seeing DayZ hang at number 1, is anyone here playing RUST or 7 Days to Die? They look like DayZ meets MineCraft type games, and look intriguing.


Dabbled in 7 days. It is rough.....need friends along for the ride - no one knows what they are doing.

Cool, thanks for info.

...No one knows what they are doing... LOL, I would most likely be one of those people.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 6, 2014, 14:18 MajorD
 

Seeing DayZ hang at number 1, is anyone here playing RUST or 7 Days to Die? They look like DayZ meets MineCraft type games, and look intriguing.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2014, 11:21 MajorD
 

Happy New Year ALL!! I hope everyone and their families had a great Holiday Season and your 2014 is off to a good start.

 
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News Comments > Daylight Trailer
1. Re: Daylight Trailer Jan 6, 2014, 11:17 MajorD
 

I get this confused with Outlast....

 
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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
80. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 2, 2014, 22:46 MajorD
 

walrus1 wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 10:21:
ldonyo wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 10:14:
MajorD wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 10:12:
HHHHMMMMMM, I DL them during the recent giveaway, but never installed them. I wonder if I'll be able to still install/play them. Thinking

Yes, you will be able to install and play them from the installs you have already downloaded.

Top Gear top tip: Now might be an excelent time to download the install files just in case.

@ldonyo & walrus1: Thank you much for info.

 
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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
44. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 2, 2014, 10:12 MajorD
 

HHHHMMMMMM, I DL them during the recent giveaway, but never installed them. I wonder if I'll be able to still install/play them. Thinking

 
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News Comments > BF4 Connectivity Issues; Double XP Postponed
10. Re: BF4 Connectivity Issues; Double XP Postponed Dec 31, 2013, 12:58 MajorD
 

Marvin T. Martian wrote on Dec 31, 2013, 12:23:
So glad I moved on from the BF series after BF3 beta.
This only reaffirms the correct decision.

X2

 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Free Bonus Materials
13. Re: Alan Wake Free Bonus Materials Dec 30, 2013, 23:56 MajorD
 
Creston wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 19:41:
I picked up the 3 dollar sale today, so I'll just take everyone's advice and put the combat on super easy.

WOW! That is a no brainer, both AW and AN, and DLC for $3.99. NICE!

 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Free Bonus Materials
5. Re: Alan Wake Free Bonus Materials Dec 29, 2013, 14:09 MajorD
 

jdreyer wrote on Dec 29, 2013, 12:53:
Odd that they'd do this for a 2 year old game that didn't sell that well.

I intended to own this, but somehow I don't.

It's a game I would not have purchased for myself (I typically don't like 3rd person perspective 'only' games), but it was gifted to me and I ended up liking it. It isn't a bad game, especially if you like story driven games.

May be worth it if you can grab it during a smoken' sale. Right now it is ~$15.00 on Steam and Amazon.

Happy New Year!

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
52. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 23, 2013, 09:47 MajorD
 

Yup, the project went into overtime and over budget....OH CRAP, what do we do? Ahhh....let's put up on Steam as Alpha for more cash flow to keep the project going.

They'll run out of time and money again and throw it up as a finished game for more cash flow, and then just patch/finish the game from there.

 
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News Comments > Thief Trailer
8. Re: Thief Trailer Dec 18, 2013, 21:08 MajorD
 

Thief Gold HD Texture Mod is all you need. The mod author(s) did a fantastic job and is worth checking out by any Taffer!!!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 14, 2013, 20:59 MajorD
 

Pete Burns of Dead or Alive: Freak show; always seem to have an identity crisis.

Bananarama: Definitely Cougars!

A Flock of Seagulls: No hair left for that funky hairdo.

Adam Ant: Picture looked like Johnny Depp.

Eurythmics: Annie Lennox hasn't changed much (looks great).

The Bangles: Cougars!

The Cure: Robert Smith can't seem to give up that hairdo!

That was interesting, thanks Blue.

 
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