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News Comments > Sanctum OS X Plans
5. Re: Sanctum OS X Plans Jul 28, 2012, 21:48 Kitkoan
 
DrEvil wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 17:01:
Axis wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 15:27:
Mac != gaming.

Companies would be smarter making them for Linux...

The Mac has everything needed to make games, and I would note that the total amount of revenue collected on every Humble Bundle has been greater for the mac than for Linux.

It's also quite frankly a better, easier platform to develop for from a development and OS API standpoint.

The problem is, OSX is bloated and this makes it harder to play games combined with Apples lackluster hardware makes gaming a bigger challenge then it should be.

They fill up the GPU (which games need) with the OS's bloat using OpenCL to make it seem faster until you need to use the GPU then you notice that the OSX version needs a faster/more powerful GPU then the Windows version (the only game that doesn't have this issue I've seen are small indie games and Portal 2 and the Source engine is a CPU intensive engine, not GPU).

Apple doesn't make decent hardware for gaming in mind and most won't/can't upgrade easily to make a good gaming rig.

And with Apples move to it's own built in App store plus the fact that it's slowly locking OSX down to become iOS doesn't encourage anyone. Gatekeeper is now on by default and most basic users won't turn it off because you have to go to the Security settings and turn things off (people will think warning signs about turning any system settings off, more so with a security setting clearly labelled Security). In the next version or two it could be possible to no be able to disable Gatekeeper and it being marketed off as a selling point "No need to worry about malware as OSX has been now designed to prevent viruses from being able to do anything." This has been touted already as a security for it's users on iOS and a selling point for many. And many developers are already complaining about the sandboxing for the App store.

And what API's are good for making games on OSX? From what I've heard, OpenGL support is pretty bad on OSX and DirectX doesn't work at all. The two main API's used for games don't have much support that I'm aware of. This really hinders development on OSX as you'll need to use Cocoa I think? And if so, you're just adding more cost to an already small gaming market. Things like these make gaming on OSX less then a great move and why I think Valve has all but stopped development of Steam on OSX.

As for the Humble Indie Bundles, OSX users tend to buy a few more copies but not enough to compensate the average price between it and Linux so it doesn't not have a greater revenue collected.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September
28. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September Jul 27, 2012, 01:19 Kitkoan
 
Dev wrote on Jul 27, 2012, 01:10:
The "over 400 improvements" are likely these community fixpacks:
http://www.forgottenwars.com/dudleyfix/fixpacks.htm
If you add them up, there's a little over 400 fixes in those fixpacks. Which makes me wonder if they are even going to acknowledge them.

Maybe they will add to the credits "And thanks to all whom help keep BG alive all this time"?
 
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News Comments > GameStop Interested in Digital Resales
21. Re: GameStop Interested in Digital Resales Jul 27, 2012, 01:17 Kitkoan
 
Bet wrote on Jul 27, 2012, 01:08:
Kitkoan wrote on Jul 27, 2012, 01:04:
Bet wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 21:02:
JohnBirshire wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 20:53:
A gray digital market is almost as bad as piracy, as far as developers are concerned.

Just like car manufacturers would LOVE it if nobody could buy used cars. And furniture manufacturers would LOVE it if nobody could buy used furniture. I could go on forever, and that's why I think that this argument is simply ridiculous. I bought it, I own it, I should be able to resell it. What's next, manufacturers of EVERYTHING trying to make it impossible for anybody to ever sell anything used?
Less ridiculous an argument than comparing a piece of software that costs as much as a single meal on sale, to the 2nd (or most) valuable thing people own, other than a house/flat? Really?

Ok then, lets look at something more realistic then.

What if car manufacturers could make it that you couldn't buy or sell used cars
Are you fucking kidding me? You just used his same damn argument!

How about you two try retorting to NKD, instead of using my comment as a straw man. I'm wrong, period, move on.

*whoosh* The link, click and read it... because his argument is no where near as ridiculous as you want it to be.
 
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News Comments > GameStop Interested in Digital Resales
19. Re: GameStop Interested in Digital Resales Jul 27, 2012, 01:04 Kitkoan
 
Bet wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 21:02:
JohnBirshire wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 20:53:
A gray digital market is almost as bad as piracy, as far as developers are concerned.

Just like car manufacturers would LOVE it if nobody could buy used cars. And furniture manufacturers would LOVE it if nobody could buy used furniture. I could go on forever, and that's why I think that this argument is simply ridiculous. I bought it, I own it, I should be able to resell it. What's next, manufacturers of EVERYTHING trying to make it impossible for anybody to ever sell anything used?
Less ridiculous an argument than comparing a piece of software that costs as much as a single meal on sale, to the 2nd (or most) valuable thing people own, other than a house/flat? Really?

Ok then, lets look at something more realistic then.

What if car manufacturers could make it that you couldn't buy or sell used cars, furniture manugacturers could make if that you couldn't buy or sell used furniture? I could go on forever.

It's being argued in court about this happening at the moment.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September
14. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September Jul 26, 2012, 21:59 Kitkoan
 
entr0py wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 21:41:
I hope I'm wrong about this but the screen shots just look sort of like they applied some Photoshop filters to everything. It would be nice to see a high resolution video. And to know the new native resolution for that matter.

That might be the real deal. There is nothing stating other wise in the list.

A new adventure, 3 new characters, some new voices, support for widescreen (not HD screens, just widescreen support), numerous "improvements" (maybe bug fixes? Doesn't state anything about new art so some of them might be photoshop filters and newer OS support) and improved multiplayer. Nothing about updated art.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September
11. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September Jul 26, 2012, 21:39 Kitkoan
 
nin wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 21:29:
I don't mind the price. I would, however, like to see some screenshots...even if it looks identical to the original release, it's past time they showed what they've been working on.


They have what looks like 3 on that link.

Screen shot 1 2 3
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 26, 2012, 19:55 Kitkoan
 
Bet wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 17:44:
m0deth wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 14:11:
I swear to bob, young writers need to actually THINK about the subject matter they write about, not just 'research' it.
They do think. They think "is this inflammatory enough to get lots and lots of hits?" Then publish.

Some are also blindly pro-Apple, anti-everyone else.

And he ignored some basic things. First he said only about piracy on Android and not iOS. Thing is, iOS piracy is around the same level. While not everyone knows how to jailbreak iOS, pretty much everyone knows someone who can and they will help install http://hackulo.us/ which is literally a one-stop-shop for all sorts of pirated iOS apps. Last time I checked there is no such site like it (and its what all my friends tell me "Get an iPhone, you can pirate everything so easily." It's an open secret about iOS piracy)

He also uses Dead Trigger as his piracy example claiming "Dead Trigger was being sold for a dollar and is then supplemented further with the sale of optional in-game purchases. Sounds reasonable enough." No, it doesn't sound reasonable. In fact, most reviews that mention about the in app purchases (which are really Pay-2-Win style) have criticized about this, which means it might have been more of a consumer backlash (remember Spore and it's piracy rate). And if Android piracy is so bad, why hasn't Madfinger complained about it before for their other two games? ShadowGun got a lot of attention so if they are right, where was the complaints about it's piracy rate?

As for the suggestion of gift cards, many people (myself included) won't do it because there have been quite a few times I've seen friends buy them only to find out they have already been redeemed from a keygen. And since the company can't really prove I bought the card now or its an older one, your out of luck and money.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 25, 2012, 20:50 Kitkoan
 
SectorEffector wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 19:13:
Everyone compares this to win 8 on the fact that it brings in some of the phone UI but I disagree, Metro forces you to use it, you don't have to use Launchpad to launch apps or work in Mountain Lion. I'd say it's just an improved version of lion.

UI response and overall smoothness is MUCH MUCH better in Mountain Lion, even on my old Macbook pro. It's been really nice on my Retina Macbook Pro.


Win Vista = Lion
Win 7 = Mountain Lion.

Ya they are off by years, but I'd say Leopard was horrible and was made really smooth with Snow Leopard.

Lion was sorta a pain and is much better with Mountain Lion.

My Review.

sidenote: Playing Diablo III or HL2 Ep 2 at 2880x1800 just rocks..

in Windows I can play BF3 at 2000+ resolutions too, settings on high except shadows which is at medium.

Love my Retina Mac Can't wait for PC Laptops to adopt a 2880 res.

Windows doesn't look like shit either, works fine with DPI settings.

Are What settings are you playing those games and how many FPS? Any other games? Perferably more modern. Friend is looking into getting one but I'm trying to steer him away since every review I've read that stops going on about the screen keeps making it seem like my first impression of it was right. It keeps sounding like a semi truck being powered by a prius engine. I heard reports of it crawling get around during 20fps on Facebook Web surfing. The only decent gaming scores over read always have the screen toned down to 1400-700ish (half the screen size). The only review I read with the full resolution was of Diablo 3 doing good a 'smooth' 15-18 fps and they didn't tell what the rest of the game settings were (max? Min? Makes a big difference.)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
18. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 24, 2012, 18:31 Kitkoan
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 08:39:
I'm selective with what I post using my real name. The only thing I have under it online is a very mundane flickr account where I post safe travel photos that I'm happy for HR people related to future employers to find. It's better for them to find SOMETHING googling you, rather than no presence at all..

When you have a common name like mine, its a meaningless concept to be able to possibly find something about me on Google, as you'd have to dig many pages in remote hopes of finding the one unique me. Facebook too
 
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News Comments > Indie Royale July Jubilee Bundle
6. Re: Indie Royale July Jubilee Bundle Jul 24, 2012, 17:44 Kitkoan
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 14:29:
I would get unepic but to me it's borderline plagarism. I hate the excuse of "homage", "tribute", and "reference", to me it sounds like a cheap, cop-out way of using someone else' work to include and use in your game. I mean easter eggs are one thing, but this is a direct rip off of castlevania.

How is it borderline plagarism? I don't understand that part.

Because of its game style? If so, then every FPS could be said to be a copy of Wolfenstein, many JRPG's would be copies of Dragon Quest, etc... Or is there something about it I'm missing? (never played it beyond the demo's first save point).
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 24, 2012, 02:55 Kitkoan
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 01:24:
Lorcin wrote on Jul 23, 2012, 22:00:
Hey Google

My wife's an ex-topless model who's 36fs are still on multiple websites. But her real name is hidden under 3 layers of aliases which has paid dividends as she's currently doing teacher training.

Not everybody want's their real life and their virtual life linked up.

I understand that for females. However, as a male, paricularly if I was like that guy with the huge schlong who got stopped by the TSA the other day I'd probably be col with it. Hell, I'd probably insist on it.

Three words: Star Wars Kid.

There is a reason even for guys not wanting real names and all
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 24, 2012, 00:17 Kitkoan
 
Google+ dropped the need for pseudonyms long ago.

I have a Google+ account for the video chat options (video quality is much higher then Skype) and I use a pseudonym. And its obviously a pseudonym. They dropped that need way back in January.

And this is a one time question with obvious answers to help make sure you don't do it by default. They aren't trying to trick you into making your name a real name, they aren't trying to trick you into using a Google+ name. It has a big button clearly stating "I don't want to use my full name."

Must be a slow news day I guess...
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 24, 2012, 00:04 Kitkoan
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 23, 2012, 21:56:
Dead Trigger publicity stunt? Never heard of the game before.

More like a gamer backlash and they are trying to make themselves look like the victim.

It was a paid game that was a Pay-2-Win game inside. You had to buy the game and then got to find out that in order to win you pretty much needed to spend even more money. So in short, it was a game that its developers killed in greed and are now trying to escape blame for their screw ups. In order to be able to really win, grinding was pretty much impossible, so you would need to at least spend an extra $6 in game. And since the upgrades aren't a part of the game, if anything goes wrong with your save/phone/whatever then you lose those extras you paid for.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 18:23 Kitkoan
 
Acleacius wrote on Jul 22, 2012, 17:43:
Blue you should go for homemade Kimchi or Sauerkraut. They are great additions to grilled meats and vegetables and have amazing health benefits, since they are fermented.

When I go for Korean Barbeque the side dishes are always a perfect complement to the grilled dishes.

Mmmmmm.... I now want real Korean bbq now, with things like sesame leaf...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jul 22, 2012, 18:22 Kitkoan
 
Is it just me, or does the animated police officer in the screen shot look like he's fried on acid? His eyes are completely dilated and have a reflection on them that is normal cartoon signs of being high as a kite  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Using Twitter To Identify Psychopaths Jul 21, 2012, 17:14 Kitkoan
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 21, 2012, 15:44:
Pumas wrote on Jul 21, 2012, 14:40:
The use of twitter in general signifies at least some kind of psychosis.

Watch and see how they twist it around to being "abnormal" to not have Facebook and Twitter accounts.

I don't have a Facebook account, so I will be abnormal. I grew up with it being drilled in my head don't release personal information on the web, combined with the fact that there is a known leap in ID fraud with people who use it (since it tends to show more information then most people understand. If not from you then by your friends.)

That and I think Mark Zuckerberg said it best "They trust me dumb fucks".
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Interview
16. Re: YOU WOULDNT LIKE ME WHEN MY BLOOD SUGAR IS LOW Jul 19, 2012, 17:14 Kitkoan
 
nin wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 09:17:
Kitkoan wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 23:29:
space captain wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 02:40:
Kitkoan wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 02:00:
space captain wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 00:47:
<<! nerd rage !>>

this time, its personal

Must be one hell of a nerd rage...

Isn't this a Windows PC game we are talking about and don't you use OSX?...


i was making fun of creston being such a baby

not sure how you came up with your retarded fantasy version of me, but it fits with your inability to perceive humor

or maybe you just want to be superior... more fantasy, kiddo

So you don't use OSX and really use Windows only?


Oh god, don't feed him...he'll bust out some speach about subjective morality, the dimples on golf balls changing the gravity of the earth, single celled organisms building towers out of ice cubes, and how all this clearly makes him better than you.

But its fun to bait the troll and use his own words against him.

He's been so pro-Apple and now he's claiming that my saying he uses OSX is just some fantasy, meaning he doesn't use OSX at all
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials - Ghost Recon Online Open Beta Nears
11. Re: Ubisoft Financials - Ghost Recon Online Open Beta Nears Jul 19, 2012, 16:16 Kitkoan
 
" this was in part offset by growth in online back-catalog sales"

AKA selling our older games DRM-Free on GoG made a lot more money then we thought but don't want to admit it since we keep pushing more and more DRM down our customers throats for our newer games, meaning it might not a good business plan for the long term.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 19, 2012, 15:07 Kitkoan
 
Oops, I wrote the email to Blue very late last night and must have mis-phrased it.

All these Android games are available as a pay as you go Bundle from the Indie Gala.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Jul 19, 2012, 00:43 Kitkoan
 
Prez wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 23:24:
Cracked articles are often laugh-out-loud funny and this one is no exception, but I had to roll my eyes at portions of it. Wee!!! Yet another fluff piece on supposed racism in videogames. Gee, there's not nearly enough of those running around. Rolleyes If a game is set in Africa, and in the game the locals are infected by an evil corporation's zombie virus, then maybe, just maybe, wouldn't it stand to reason that the zombies would *GASP!!!* look like the locals? But no, we have to whine incessantly about the evils of shooting black people (and they're not even "people" that we are shooting - they're frickin' ZOMBIES!). Shoot whitey all you want; no problem there. But don't make the bad guys anything other than white dudes or else we will fucking whine like bitches about it.

I've always felt this way about that whole supposed Resident Evil 5 racists BS argument. What were they expecting? That the virus got mutated with some "albinizer" and suddenly everyone was turned white?
 
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