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Nickname Jivaro
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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Realistic Flight Explained
17. Re: Star Citizen's Realistic Flight Explained Jun 19, 2014, 12:36 Jivaro
 
I take it they can't simply make it so a player can choose between "arcade" and "realistic" (complete with fine tuning adjustments to just how real it really is) because one side or the other would have an unfair advantage in PVP?  
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News Comments > Deus Ex Universe Online Hint?
9. Re: Deus Ex Universe Online Hint? Jun 18, 2014, 12:09 Jivaro
 
I didn't ask for this.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Jun 16, 2014, 12:25 Jivaro
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 12:13:
Nathos wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 12:01:
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein

I enjoy when someone uses an incorrectly attributed quote to prove stupidity.

I tried to track this one down once, just out of curiosity. I found this quote in an issue of the 1929 New Yorker, attributed to Einstein. Than I found a few others that were even earlier, including one where one man attributes it to Benjamin Franklin. Do you know who is actually given credit for it Beamer or is it one of those quotes that basically everybody has said? (which is what I decided was the case...)
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jun 16, 2014, 11:33 Jivaro
 
Just further proof that gamers can and will complain about ANYTHING.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
15. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jun 14, 2014, 00:22 Jivaro
 
Creston wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 23:59:
Task wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 19:54:
This is on the frostbyte engine isn't it, which means no modding like DA:O , so I'm stuck with some of those Derp looking faces for the characters

I'm sure someone will find a way to cram some better textures in there.

Yep, they always do. I am sure the Nexus will have mods for this game regardless of what EA does. It's a newer engine so it might take a bit of time at first but it will happen. It won't be as simple as DA:O, and it might be a bit crude at the beginning but if the Mass Effect series taught me anything about the modding community it was that where there is a will there is a way. Eventually.
 
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News Comments > THQ TM to Return
9. Re: THQ TM to Return Jun 13, 2014, 16:31 Jivaro
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 13:42:
Jerykk wrote on Jun 13, 2014, 12:18:
Waste of time. If you want people to recognize your name, release good games. Taking the name of an established publisher won't automatically garner goodwill (see Infogrames).
Why? In the end it's all about revenue, and if sticking to an old moniker will help give brand name recognition, then why not?

While I personally agree with you Jerykk, I only agree because I, like you, happen to keep up with things like this in this industry. The overwhelming vast majority of the customer base does not keep up with such things and it is that majority to which name recognition can be crucial. This is a business tactic that spans across virtually every industry and is proven to be effective.

I know this isn't really a comparable situation but humor me: If Michael Dell were ever completely bought out from Dell Computers, would the new owners change the name? Not a chance in hell. Will Coke or Pepsi products ever not say Coke or Pepsi somewhere on them? Of course not, they are always going to have that little label on them somewhere. Same for Anheiser-Busch. (sp?)

THQ is obviously not a Dell or a Coca Cola in terms of branding, and I would never try to say they are, but I think in the video game industry THQ was recognized enough so that someone like Nordic is justified for looking at the label as a step up the recognition ladder. Circling back to your point about making good games, they will obviously have to do that for the THQ name to help them long term.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Server Payments Follow-up
4. Re: Minecraft Server Payments Follow-up Jun 12, 2014, 23:04 Jivaro
 
gotcha, thanks.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Server Payments Follow-up
1. Re: Minecraft Server Payments Follow-up Jun 12, 2014, 18:37 Jivaro
 
I am not a Minecraft player so my understanding of how the servers work etc is limited. I tried it, loved the concept and have been in awe of what people have done with it, but I myself never got into it despite having bought it on 3 platforms because 3 nieces and a nephew love it. Does Mojang actually have a technical/physical way of enforcing any of this or is just the threat of legal action that is supposed to carry some sort of weight?  
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News Comments > Pinball RPG Rollers of the Realm Announced
5. Re: Pinball RPG Rollers of the Realm Announced Jun 7, 2014, 22:35 Jivaro
 
Sounds interesting to me too.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 6, 2014, 15:58 Jivaro
 
Nothing says "I am anti-fascist" like censorship. Grow up indeed.

If your credibility wasn't gone with the initial post....I think it probably just walked out the door on it's own now.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 6, 2014, 10:41 Jivaro
 
That guy's game collection is truly awesome. It really is too bad he has to sell it off. Real life priorities/struggles do come first though. I hope he gets enough money to help with whatever is forcing him to sell.  
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers
22. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Drivers Jun 6, 2014, 00:09 Jivaro
 
Slick wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 21:18:
PHJF wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 18:36:
Been using DualShock 4 for months. With wireless.

Does XB1 pad really have so little appreciation that nobody has it working on PC?

i know right? i love how the touchpad defaults to a laptop-style trackpad. use it on my living room entertainment center, and it's one-stop shop.

I hadn't even thought of doing that (the touchpad/trackpad)...I am going to try that out. Thanks!
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Announces Optional Client
2. Re: GOG.com Announces Optional Client Jun 5, 2014, 16:41 Jivaro
 
I am very sure the reaction to this will be mixed. I dig it if only because GOG puts a lot effort into making the older games they distribute work on modern systems. If they put that kind of effort into making the online multiplayer work as well...they could be another solution to when things like Gamespy stop functioning. Gameranger is fantastic at what it does on that front (and what it continues to do) but options are nice. I know they don't mention anything about such a thing, but a man can dream right?  
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News Comments > Sniper Elite V2 Free Today
3. Re: Sniper Elite V2 Free Today Jun 4, 2014, 17:33 Jivaro
 
I haven't played the regular Sniper games, just the first(?) Nazi Zombie one. Have to give it a look. Can't beat free.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Why Solar Roadways Won't Work Jun 3, 2014, 17:25 Jivaro
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 16:47:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 12:28:
I suspected as much when I originally saw the solar freakin' roadways video, however I didn't take time to think about it. At a simplistic level it seems like a great idea, but in reality it makes no sense whatsoever. Too bad, I could go for not having to shovel snow off my driveway any longer...

Yes, but just like Mr. British accent, it's easy to pick apart an idea and much harder to look into why it could work. His first complaint is that asphalt is such a wonderful, grippy surface and glass is not. Which is bullshit, as anyone in a state where it rains a lot or freezes in the winter can tell you. Get an inch of rain and your wonderful asphalt is about as grippy as ice. The guy sounds like a fucking shill for the oil industry.

And the cost? Well, holy fuck, nobody said it would all be replaced in a year, or even a decade. Not to mention power production mitigates a lot of that cost over time.

Yeah, while that video brings up some fairly interesting and completely valid points it also makes abundant use of the "this is too much of a problem to overcome" tactic. In other words, acknowledge that we have a difficult issue to address but make the proposed solution seem like an even bigger hassle so as to get people to stop thinking of solutions before they even start.

Personally, I look at this technology/concept and see it as something you use in parking lots or drive ways. I am not really sure I see it being something you can use for long distances or heavily traveled freeways. I don't think it needs to be limited to road ways either. For example, if corporate buildings had these things on the sides they could both save energy and sell space for advertising.

In the end, if the energy and pollution required to produce the things does not outweigh the savings after they are on the market (and that is a huge IF) than I think this tech will find a place.....after quite a bit of concept evolution. I seriously doubt I will see HWY 101 or HWY 880 covered in these things anytime soon.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Delayed; Batmobile Trailer
6. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Delayed; Batmobile Trailer Jun 3, 2014, 13:30 Jivaro
 
nin wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 11:54:
Better to be done right than to hit a fall deadline.


yep.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 3, 2014, 09:55 Jivaro
 
Saw this on my feed this morning, thought I would share it with the crowd here. I think most of us identify...

http://imgur.com/Q91iKjI
 
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News Comments > Mortal Kombat X Announced
13. Re: Mortal Kombat X Announced Jun 3, 2014, 01:41 Jivaro
 
Love me some Mortal Kombat. I hope we have some truly new characters added to the mix this time around however. Re-skins don't count.  
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. MP Saved by Patch
1. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. MP Saved by Patch Jun 2, 2014, 09:45 Jivaro
 
Very cool.  
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Announced
2. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Announced Jun 2, 2014, 09:41 Jivaro
 
I am one of the few people that actually liked the first one. Even in multiplayer. I will give this a go. Not a pre-order or a launch day purchase though. I liked the original but at the end of the day it was at best a competent shooter.

Than again, I liked Bulletstorm too. My taste in shooters doesn't seem to be line with many others if sales are any indication.
 
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