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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > THIEF Preorder Bonus Trailer
24. Re: THIEF Preorder Bonus Trailer Sep 26, 2013, 15:17 Jivaro
 
Looks like an entertaining game I might pick up if the reviews are good. probably not until a good sale though.

It does not however look anything like a Thief game. I have no idea why they don't just start a new franchise instead of doing crap like this. I see a sales failure like Syndicate incoming...but hey...maybe I will be wrong.
 
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News Comments > Early Word on Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
10. Re: Early Word on Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Sep 26, 2013, 14:07 Jivaro
 
lol..funny story..

I was reading your post just now Nin and I noticed that my wife was reading the thread over my shoulder as I started to type this response. She said, and I quote, "Well that explains it. You are okay with it because you are tacky and everyone else is pissed because they aren't. You have always been tacky."

So..um...yeah....what she said.
 
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News Comments > Early Word on Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
8. Re: Early Word on Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Sep 26, 2013, 13:39 Jivaro
 
From the time I backed this I have thought that this is the way it would go down. It was my interpretation of what they wrote at the time. I just assumed that I would get the base game with my pledge but that if any extra content was added I would have to pay for it. I assumed that because I don't recall my pledge description saying anything about additional content being included even though they had said they would be releasing more content after the game was released.

That said;

"If we reach our Kickstarter target of $400,000, we'll be able to deliver the first release of Carmageddon: Reincarnation by February 2013. Following that, our backers will get every update of the game as it's released, for FREE. You get it all for the minimum “get the game” pledge of $15."

Now that I re-read it, with the comments you have linked, I see where the frustration is coming from. For me, I read that same paragraph at the time it was written and understood it differently. I am not going to pretend I don't see where the problem is though. Turning out to be quite the mess I guess. For me personally I have been, and continue to be, looking forward to the game. I can't realistically look at 15 bucks as somehow a "get everything for the rest of my life for free" amount of money. I do understand why some people thought that was the deal however.
 
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News Comments > Early Word on Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
6. Re: Early Word on Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Sep 26, 2013, 13:27 Jivaro
 
how so?  
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News Comments > Steam Machines Announced
93. Re: Steam Machines Announced Sep 26, 2013, 11:33 Jivaro
 
An article (well, actually a blog) on the Nvidia site following up the partnership between them and Steam on this...

http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2013/09/25/steam-rolling-into-your-living-room/
 
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News Comments > Early Word on Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
4. Re: Early Word on Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Sep 26, 2013, 11:19 Jivaro
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 26, 2013, 10:47:
Im guessing the FULL CARMAGEDDON REINCARNATION package will probably cost 50-60$ right? Right? Not everyone is nickle and diming gamers in this day and age, right? Right?





*crickets*

"Once the Early Access programme launches, players will have the option to buy the game content at a variety of tiered prices, starting with the standard game package and leading up to a full package bundle that will include all DLC and all future released material at an all-inclusive price."

Does that not answer your question? Not the exact amount but the part about being able to buy the game in full?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 26, 2013, 10:20 Jivaro
 
Techie714 © wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 12:32:
I just pre-ordred my first Kindle (New Paperwhite).

I could gush for 5 or 6 paragraphs about how much I love the paperwhite Kindles. I won't, I am pretty sure I have already done so here in the past. It is definitely one of my favorite and most used tech gadgets of the last decade.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Judge orders patent troll to explain its ‘Mr. Sham’ to jury. Sep 26, 2013, 09:59 Jivaro
 
Hilarious...  
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News Comments > Early Word on Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access
2. Re: Early Word on Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Sep 26, 2013, 09:52 Jivaro
 
Yeah, I have always kinda liked the quirkiness of their updates...but sometimes it is bit much. (in a an awkward and unclear sorta way)

That said...I am seriously jazzed for the release of this game. Can't wait.
 
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News Comments > Steam Machines Announced
73. Re: Steam Machines Announced Sep 25, 2013, 19:48 Jivaro
 
dubfanatic wrote on Sep 25, 2013, 19:42:
Hey guys, hardcore PC gamer and Blue's News commenter here. For various reasons, I'm incapable of understanding the perspectives of others. Also, I have a huge sense of self-importance, even though my life's greatest achievement was being named Taco Bell #4853 Employee of the Month for June 2010. Due to these two things, and that I don't have a use case for Steam OS, I feel correct in making the blanket statement that Valve is wasting their time developing this. Since I have no idea how corporations delegate tasks and assign resources, I believe that this effort is taking development time away from a game that I want to play. Finally, because PC gaming is the only thing I actually enjoy in my pathetic farce of a life, I am absolutely livid about this.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post! Please note I have absolutely no interest in debating any of my positions.

I got all the way to the end before I realized you were being sarcastic...it sounded so normal all the way up until you said you didn't want to debate it...
 
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News Comments > Steam Machines Announced
42. Re: Steam Machines Announced Sep 25, 2013, 16:46 Jivaro
 
Just dropping this here...

http://i.imgur.com/UbnwGnI.jpg
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2013, 14:22 Jivaro
 
LMAO!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2013, 14:15 Jivaro
 
Brace yourselves everyone....Valve just announced the Steam hardware beta. Threads of ludicrous speculation, fanboy jizz, and hater-ade by the gallon.... incoming!

This comment was edited on Sep 25, 2013, 14:22.
 
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News Comments > Stardock Lawsuits Settled
41. Re: Stardock Lawsuits Settled Sep 25, 2013, 10:41 Jivaro
 
So, out of curiosity InBlack, would it be fair to say that you prioritize the corporate data over the sexual harassment? Not being sarcastic, serious question. From where you are standing, is it fair to say that you believe that it is more important to punish her for her actions then it is to punish him for sexual harassment? I mean, you seem to be absolutely pissed that she is getting away with something here and completely unbothered by the fact that he might in fact also be getting away with something.

I ask because that is what I am getting from your posts. It is irrelevant whether I agree or not, but I am curious if that is how you would summarize your opinion.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 25, 2013, 10:30 Jivaro
 
While I think Fibro is on crack if he thinks that SSD was ever on the table for this generation or that a mere 50 dollars would cover the difference in manufacturing cost for a realistically sized drive....I also think that the idea could very well be a reality with whatever consoles we see in the generation after this one.

So there you are Fibro, it isn't that you are wrong...you are just ahead of your time.

(my positive spin for the day)
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 24, 2013, 21:49 Jivaro
 
LOL...I bet they do...  
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News Comments > Stardock Lawsuits Settled
23. Re: Stardock Lawsuits Settled Sep 24, 2013, 21:32 Jivaro
 
That's why I referred to the outcome as simply "interesting". It isn't like he didn't harass her (he basically admitted that), but it isn't like she didn't knowingly fuck over the entire company because of his behavior. The outcome is the result of the court telling both children to go to their room. At least that's how it appears to me. The apology is more for Stardock's benefit I would imagine. They probably want to hire women in the future without the shroud of having been complacent in sexual harassment hanging over them. I can't blame them for that.

Whether you put sexual harassment on the same level as deleting company files (or vice versa) is a totally different discussion...and now a largely irrelevant one.

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News Comments > Stardock Lawsuits Settled
1. Re: Stardock Lawsuits Settled Sep 24, 2013, 17:07 Jivaro
 
Interesting ending to the tale.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 24, 2013, 13:21 Jivaro
 
When I was 12 I was playing "Castle Wolfenstein" on the Apple IIe. At least I think that is about right in terms of age/game. Not the color Wolfenstein everybody thinks of, this was monochrome obviously. You walked around and as a kid I remember knowing that I was trying to get out to the next level while killing as many nazis as possible.

The difference between games of that time and the games of today is the visual imagery. My 12 year old mind never visualized Castle Wolfenstein as anything other than a game. I think the 12 year olds (and younger) see these new games with their highly detailed graphics and process the information in a way my generation didn't even have the opportunity to think of.

So there it is, I think all of that. I am not really sure I could prove it, nor am I am really inclined to try. The bottom line is that as parents all that really means is that JUST LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE you need to be involved in what your kid is doing. Technology is convenient, but there is never going to be a time when it is so convenient that you can just leave the parenting to the technology.

That is what the parents (and politicians) that get upset about violent or mature video games are basically asking for. They want a product censored, banned, or forbidden so that they don't actually have to do the same thing my parents had to with books, movies, and magazines. My dad never asked for anyone to ban porno mags, my parents didn't vote for politicians that wanted to ban mature themed books or movies. They took it upon themselves to be the filter instead of asking the nanny state to do it for them.

People laugh when I tell them this but when I was 9 years old I found an Advanced Dungeons and Dragons monster manual on a bookshelf in my house. To this day my mom and dad have no idea how it got there as neither of them were players. My mom found me reading it, took a quick look, and decided that the violent imagery and topless women were a bit much for a nine year old. By the time I was thirteen my parents had divorced and we had moved three times. My mom pulled the book out of a box at some point and told me I was old enough to read it now.

Now really, was that all that hard? Do parents really forget what it is like to be a kid that easily? Do they really not want to be an involved parent that much? Do they really want a government, any level of government, raising their kid?

Sorry, I will get off my soapbox. I know this article isn't really that deep...but this shit just pisses me off. It is a tremendous waste of time and money and only contributes to this growing habit of modern parents that want the world to raise their kids for them.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Sep 24, 2013, 11:00 Jivaro
 
Verno wrote on Sep 24, 2013, 10:03:
I think Valve is pretty smart and usually ahead of their competitors on industry trends (F2P, DD, community features, etc) so if they see some value in attempting this then there is probably a market there. I don't like it but desktop gaming is very much a popular niche market these days and while I think it will always be around in some form they definitely need to adapt to thrive going forward.

The other day I actually sat down and took stock of what I use my desktop at home for and its usually web, gaming and little else that wouldn't be served on a different platform. Plus since this is for the living room it would just save me money on HTPC OS licenses there.

Right now I have a second machine setup with Linux specifically for gaming. It basically uses Steam and DOSBOX (or something similar) for everything "gaming" I want to do. A month or so ago my primary gaming rig was offline for about a week for some repairs/upgrades. I don't remember there ever being a moment during that week where I thought to myself "damn, I wish I was on the other rig right now" when it came to using my browser, office productivity software, checking my email, etc. The Linux box was more than capable of doing those menial tasks, and it was keeping up with my gaming as well. (aside from the titles that don't offer Linux versions)

The week without Windows taught me that my whole Linux experiment, which is how I refer to the second box since previous to it's being built I had never used a Linux OS, has been very much a success. If it weren't for gaming I would probably not use Windows again as I have no reason too. More importantly, my family is on-board. Linux wasn't too complicated (which is the mainstream perception of it) and they didn't run into limitations that affected them.

I am not even looking for a reason to get rid of my consoles, which is how I think a lot of people are approaching the concept of SteamOS. I have always owned at least one console per generation, if not more. I am looking at it from the angle of getting rid of my Windows based PC eventually. The whole thing could fall flat, but I am personally really jazzed to give it a go and see how things progress. My own personal opinion is that Valve has been awesome for PC gaming over the last decade+ and if they think this an avenue worth cruising, I am willing to give it a shot and see what exactly they see in it. Microsoft in my opinion has been absolutely crappy for gaming, particularly PC gaming, and as such I am less motivated to continue to give them money or use their solutions.
 
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