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Signed On Aug 10, 2010, 20:50
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Omega Released
5. Re: AMD Catalyst Omega Released Dec 9, 2014, 13:45 bhcompy
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 11:28:
My concern with AMD has always been their drivers. It just seems they really don't spend much time testing them. Their hardware is always top notch, but I have always had more success with the Nvidia drivers, they test them more than AMD does.

I haven't had driver problems with ATi since the early Radeon 8500 days. Meanwhile, nV drivers have gone from great to megabloatware over the same timeperiod
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
14. Re: Evening Interviews Dec 4, 2014, 02:13 bhcompy
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 01:44:
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 23:51:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 20:22:
Some of you guys might need to move to ISIS controlled Iran/Syria or something, where all women are forced to walk around fully covered, and you can feel more relaxed.

Also learning the difference between facts and innuendo might be helpful.

One thing has nothing to do with the other. You want to dress and act like trash that's how you're going to get treated. Women dressed modestly and professionally don't run into those sorts of problems. It's not rocket surgery and has nothing to do with men being pigs and everything to do with evolutionary traits that pertain to sex and sexual signals. You don't undo millions of years of genetic hardwiring in a few years because of some uptight PC assholes. Learn to deal with it already.

The innuendo remark is to the people STILL claiming Quinn got some sort of press coverage from a relationship, which is a spurious claim. Wasn't that game released for free anyway? That's a dead horse, but there you go.

As for judging people by their clothes and/or appearance, of course a lot of people do that, but that's where self control should step in. Don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge people based on race or appearance, etc. As adults that should be a skill most people have already acquired, but that's probably just wishful thinking on my part.

Requiring people to dress "moderately and professionally" whatever the hell that might mean to different people, ends up being a ridiculous request eventually, either due to age gap or cultural differences or any other difference in background.



Most everyone are judging by her actions, which have been pretty shitty over the past few months. She's like Bobby Hill screaming "THAT'S MY PURSE"
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
106. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 16:23 bhcompy
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 16:18:
Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:30:
claiming they will.)

What happened here?
They promised a giant space game.
One bullet point was offline single player play.
They delivered a giant space game with online single player play.

So what? I don't ask that emotionally, as I fully get why people want refunds. I ask that legally. So what?
You can still play your space sim, which is the key part of the contract.
You can still play it single player.
You just can't play it offline.
This doesn't seem material, as what you really backed was a giant space sim.
And there just aren't damages. You can't quantify it. Every single person downloading it will be able to play it. Some, such as yourself, will just have outages, but how do you quantify outages as damages? It's an inconvenience, not a total block. It's a hassle. And, for a game many will play for hundreds of hours, not being able to play for some hours is hardly anything. If you take the $50, divide it across total hours played to get a dollars per hour cost, then apply that back to hours you couldn't play it's, what, $5 maybe?

I think it's more complex than that? If I can show that I bought the game expecting to have access to it 24/7, then the developer cancels the feature that limits my availability by 50%, and I can show that, isn't that material loss? If I hire someone to build me a truck with promised offroad capability, and one month before delivery he says "Oh, I decided to remove the offroad ability" and 50% of my driving is off-road, isn't that a material loss?

Have you ever heard of someone successfully suing a company for shutting down an MMO? I mean, I bought the game for 24/7 access AND paid monthly. What about shutting down a shard? What about nerfing a character?
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
65. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 14:32 bhcompy
 
This is what Stop Payment is for. If you're not delivered the goods you ordered, stop payment. Obviously not going to help some people that bought in a long time ago, but this should teach you something: stop preordering games.  
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II - Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack Pre-purchases
2. Re: Total War: ROME II - Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack Pre-purchases Nov 14, 2014, 13:42 bhcompy
 
I've heard that this game is not as good as Rome Total War. Anyone have any input on the game? I play RTW on occasion when I'm bored and on my crappy business travel laptop. Considering buying a newer TW game, but unsure what to buy or if I should buy anything at all.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 3, 2014, 11:48 bhcompy
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 10:59:
I use all three. IE11 and FF are about equally good if you don't use plug-ins. I only use them for work (I know everyone loves adblocker, but a good host file does everything adblocker does, and more, and better.)

Chrome I'll only use for work. Google already knows everything about me, but I like making them work for it rather than serving it to them in a browser they designed.

So what do you use for home? Lynx?
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Halloween Event
1. Re: Team Fortress 2 Halloween Event Oct 23, 2014, 00:59 bhcompy
 
Let me guess... free hats?  
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News Comments > Firefly Online Bonus Content; Trailer
2. Re: Firefly Online Bonus Content; Trailer Oct 13, 2014, 10:11 bhcompy
 
I just don't know if there's an audience for a full scale MMO. A hybrid 4X game would have been so much better.  
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News Comments > Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG
48. Re: Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG Sep 23, 2014, 22:42 bhcompy
 
Endo wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 22:17:
bhcompy wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 16:52:

Not exactly.. Next gen MMOs are F2P Guild Wars style arenas for the most part. League of Legends and World of Tanks are the definitive MMOs of the current game generation.

Except none of those are MMOs at all, of any kind.

Except that they are defined as MMOs.

World of Tanks is the greatest team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare.


 
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News Comments > Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG
44. Re: Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG Sep 23, 2014, 20:42 bhcompy
 
LgFriess wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 19:58:
Really too bad. Was looking forward to something new MMORPG wise. I kept thinking Blizzard might pull it off with Titan and reintroduce those early WoW gaming moments that captured my attention for years. Those days are gone but whatever, I'm now loving the CRPG rebirth that will keep me going for quite awhile.

I had hopes for Imperator. Too bad they bungled it
 
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News Comments > Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG
41. Re: Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG Sep 23, 2014, 19:29 bhcompy
 
Creston wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 18:42:
bhcompy wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 18:02:
The traditional blockbuster fantasy MMO is dead as a new game. The failure of Warhammer Online, Star Wars The Old Republic,

TOR actually made 139 million dollars last year so it's a bit harsh to call it a failure.

But I do agree that traditional MMOs (ie, WoW) aren't going to make it anymore. Likely the only reason TOR is doing so well is because it's Star Wars. Without that IP it'd probably have died mere months after release.

Considering the expectations, I would say that it's not returning what they hoped. There are movies that eke out profits that are considered failures, like John Carter, which cost $250m and brought in $285m and cost the chairman of Walt Disney Studios his job. Numbers stated earlier this year indicate 1million active users.. WoW still has 7million active subs.
 
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News Comments > Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG
29. Re: Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG Sep 23, 2014, 18:02 bhcompy
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 17:21:
Shame this paradigm shift soaked up staff for seven years who could have been improving Diablo and Starcraft from the nostalgic whimpers they ended up being.

My guess is they'd chase an idea for a year and then Old Republic came out, etc. etc. etc. up to Destiny. Never enough grip to create the next WoW killer themselves.

I think you're missing the point. The traditional blockbuster fantasy MMO is dead as a new game. The failure of Warhammer Online, Star Wars The Old Republic, and Final Fantasy show this. We evolved into 3d worlds with EverQuest, moved on to advanced realm combat with DAoC, and polished the game with WoW. Warhammer Online was a better game than WoW, with a better quest system, fun combat, etc, and it died very quickly.

There's no where left to go. The people have moved on. All that's left is legacy. The growth of competitive MOBAs has changed the game, and Blizzard is on the outside looking in with Valve and Riot having the market cornered. And that's not even getting into Minecraft, which is now the other timesink sucking the time of the potential new userbase(young males). When I was in high school it was CS and EQ dominating, then it moved on to CS and DAOC, and CS and WoW, and now it's changed: it's LoL and Minecraft. I ask my 14 year old about World of Warcraft and he laughs because no one his age are playing traditional MMOs.
 
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News Comments > Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG
19. Re: Titan Falls: Blizzard Cancels Unannounced MMOG Sep 23, 2014, 16:52 bhcompy
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Sep 23, 2014, 14:50:
There is no need for creative direction. They are now catering to a bunch of gamers who tap away on iPhones and iPads. The days of MMO's are numbered, they just saw the writing on the wall before wasting even more of their money.

Not exactly.. Next gen MMOs are F2P Guild Wars style arenas for the most part. League of Legends and World of Tanks are the definitive MMOs of the current game generation. Niche products like EVE will continue to exist, but the days of hundreds of millions being dropped into MMOs up front are over. The failure of Warhammer Online, Planetside 2, and Star Wars The Old Republic to energize the market have shown that people just aren't into it. Instead, they're into shorter spurts of action and free to play scenarios.
 
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II Emperor Edition & Free Update Released
12. Re: Total War: ROME II Emperor Edition & Free Update Released Sep 17, 2014, 23:58 bhcompy
 
justice7 wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:27:
TWR2 doesn't suck. In fact it's a rather fantastic game, instead of listening to what "the internet" says try the game out yourself.

I'm not paying $60 for a game when the only problem with RTW, which is otherwise as close to as perfect as a TW game has been to this point in my opinion, is that it needs a graphical update and all I've heard of RTW2 is how inferior it is.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Rogue for PC Possible
1. Re: Assassin's Creed Rogue for PC Possible Sep 17, 2014, 10:51 bhcompy
 
The game is being developed for 360 and PS3.

Not PS4 or XBone?
 
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II Emperor Edition & Free Update Released
1. Re: Total War: ROME II Emperor Edition & Free Update Released Sep 16, 2014, 20:51 bhcompy
 
So I've heard RTW2 sucks.. anyone have any input?  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
33. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 11:50 bhcompy
 
NKD wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 11:22:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 10:53:
NKD wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 10:46:
Not sure how much sense this makes for MS, but definitely a good deal for the founders of Mojang. Congrats!
Yeah I can't figure it out either. I mean sure, minecraft is interesting but I grew up and out of legos when I was around 10. I couldn't ever understand the appeal of it. But congrats for making something and getting bought out for an insane amount of money.

I feel like Minecraft has already had its success. How much steam is left in it? $2.5 billion worth? I'm not sure it is. You'd have to sell a lot of t-shirts and foam diamond swords to get that money back.

Minecraft is popular, and has a lot of players, but those players have already bought in and aren't interested in buying in more for stuff they've already been getting for free from the modding community.

This is about the core Microsoft ecosystem: PC. Minecraft's success is derived by PCs, not mobile, not consoles. The new MS CEO is focused on PCs as that is MS's core business, and picking up and investing in what is a huge game for PCs is good for MS going forward, as the people playing it are the young(my son started playing it at 9 years old and still plays it today 5 years later, as do all of his friends). This is an age group they're worried about losing, as kids move to phones, tablets, and consoles with technology, so getting them on PCs playing PC games is huge and it's worth more than any potential direct revenue they'll generate from Minecraft.

Basically, this is classic pre-Balmer Microsoft strategy
 
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Rights Devoured by Piranha
10. Re: MechWarrior Online Rights Devoured by Piranha Sep 10, 2014, 14:01 bhcompy
 
This is what CCP did with EVE, which was originally published by Simon and Schuster. Worked out pretty well for them.  
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News Comments > Revised Ryse: Son of Rome System Specs
13. Re: Revised Ryse: Son of Rome System Specs Sep 7, 2014, 12:25 bhcompy
 
As long as it's 16:10  
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News Comments > Amazon Buys Twitch
13. Re: Amazon Buys Twitch Aug 25, 2014, 18:27 bhcompy
 
Primalchrome wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 18:07:
Cutter wrote on Aug 25, 2014, 17:35:
Why would they pay a billion dollars for something no one has ever heard of?
ROFL. It's one of the top ten peak traffic sites on the internet and 'no one has ever heard of' them. They're buying the brand, the contracts, and the infrastructure. Whether its worth a Billion? Google and Amazon both seem to think enough people know about it to make it worth their while. >shrug<

On top of that, it's a growing market in America. League of Legends now sells out the Staples Center once a year and streams to millions of people. DOTA2 is now on ESPN2. The US is catching up to where South Korea has been for 15 years, and China and Japan in the intervening years.
 
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