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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
70. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 2, 2015, 16:18 Wraith
Slick wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 05:00:
Wraith wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 03:50:
Christ, I loathe having to explain elementary business to morons, but here goes.

They have a business class at your elementary school?
Yes, it's very prestigious. It's the Silicon Valley version of those pageants for 4 year olds which seems so popular in redneck land.

Seriously though, you win the "angry guy on internet" award for this thread. In such a short time in this thread you've proven yourself to be a fuckwit of legendary proportions, and considering some of your competition in the last year on BN <3, that's really saying something. kudos.
Tragic. I'm not popular with a couple of nerdboy virgins on the internet. Boo hoo. I'll write out my will immediately.

Every sentence you write is dumber than the last. Every time I come up with a great comeback, I read your next line, have a mild brain aneurysm, and forget what i'm doing.

I think your post just gave me cancer, is what i'm trying to say.
No, I suspect trying to think gives you cancer. You have all the hallmarks of a fanboy with a terrifying Cheetos habit and a non-existent social circle. What do you do for an encore? Break out into hives at the thought of talking to a girl?
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
46. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 2, 2015, 03:50 Wraith
jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 02:53:
Seriously, stop being an ass. This influx of cash can only help create a better product, unless FB does something really stupid. So far there is no indication they will.
Christ, I loathe having to explain elementary business to morons, but here goes.

$2 billion was the acquisition price, which goes nowhere except straight into Luckey's pocket. Oculus is now a Facebook company which means Facebook finances it.

Now. What do you think Facebook got for its $2 billion? Seriously try thinking for once.

The answer is patents. There's no way anyone spends $2 billion hoping to make a profit cranking out goofy looking VR helmets from a bunch of guys in a garage. Zuckerberg thinks he now owns VR and can sue anyone else. Right now in Facebook's fuckery department, there's a bunch of shitheads cranking out VR patents by the dozens if not hundreds. Patents on VR advertising. Patents on VR search. VR mediated gesture recognition. VR interfaces. The works.

Now, when you're unable to get a VR experience which hasn't been infested by Facebook, you'll be fucking complaining. The fact that some people can see a little further than you is really your own problem.

Luckey created this because he's excited about the tech.
Luckey's an asshole who exploited the gullible on Kickstarter. Nothing more.

Zuck bought this because he has $100B he doesn't know what to do with, and he's also a fan of the tech. End of story.
No, he has 36B and he spent 2 billion nailing down (he thinks) VR. I pointed out his reasons earlier, but you go right on believing he's some kind of techno-philanthropist. I presume you also believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus.

Without this money, this product would not be nearly as far along.
Who the fuck cares. I'll take Valve's product. At least that wasn't financed by fucking people over and jumping in bed with the cancer of the internet.
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
42. removed Mar 2, 2015, 02:32 Wraith
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 2, 2015, 01:12 Wraith
jdreyer wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 22:04:
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 20:21:
I've been itching for a fun Space-based game to enjoy but I'm not in the market to give Gearbox any kind of money so I might look more in to Elite Dangerous and gift myself a joystick for my Birthday on Tuesday.
Yeah let's not reward a company when they do something right.
It crashes randomly all over the fucking place. They didn't do anything right - Gearbox is still fucking Gearbox.
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
38. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 2, 2015, 01:08 Wraith
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 1, 2015, 21:53:
And that is why you need to read to the end. I thought you were going to say patent lawsuits. Obviously someone is sitting on a bunch of VR patents.
You think Zuckerberg paid 2 billion dollars for something that didn't involve Luckey filing a bunch of patents?

Five bucks says the fucking asshole has a filing with the patent office right now which claims he 'created VR'.
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
37. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 2, 2015, 00:48 Wraith
NKD wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 00:10:
Uh, what did Palmer Luckey ever do? He has literally no track record. All he's ever done is keep a relatively low profile and work on Oculus Rift as far as I can recall.

Took Kickstarter money and made 2 billion dollars out of it, then drove off into the sunset in a Ferrari yelling "Thanks for the free money, suckers!"

It's shit like this which is why nobody should EVER back Kickstarter hardware. Those original Kickstarters should have been investment partners. And frankly, I've come to think the entire Kickstarter model is exploitative. I hope it dies in a ditch real soon now.

Basically Luckey completely betrayed his backers by selling out to Facebook. If he'd confessed he was intending to do this, he would've gotten zip.

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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
34. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 1, 2015, 23:43 Wraith
Thank fuck. I've been hoping someone would bring out something to smack down that piece of shit Palmer Luckey and this sounds like it could be the go.

I'd also like to see Mark Zuckerburg write down his 2 billion dollar investment in Oculus as a tax loss - because let's face it, if there's anyone who didn't deserve to make a dime out of the future of VR, it's those two fucking assholes.
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
105. removed Feb 27, 2015, 02:26 Wraith
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News Comments > Matthew Higby Leaves Daybreak/PlanetSide 2
9. Re: Matthew Higby Leaves Daybreak/PlanetSide 2 Feb 14, 2015, 05:20 Wraith
Ummm... who? This is kind of bottom of the barrel for news, isn't it?  
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News Comments > John Romero Plays DOOM; Spills Beans
5. Re: John Romero Plays DOOM; Spills Beans Jan 21, 2015, 14:02 Wraith
Fuck, is this no-talent bozo STILL riding John Carmack's coat-tails?

Give it up John. Doom was good because of Carmack's engine. Quake was good because of Carmack's engine. You're a fucking level designer for fuck's sake.

This should be called "John Romero plays DOOM, bores onlookers."
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Sells > 1M
3. Re: Alien: Isolation Sells > 1M Jan 21, 2015, 14:01 Wraith
They're fooling themselves. Alien Isolation is another missed opportunity. The game itself has great atmosphere but appalling game-play. Lazy AI and no attempt to reconcile the difference between Alien capabilites and the player's. Minimal to no opportunities to strategise. The list goes on and on.

They need an actual game designer.
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News Comments > The Crew Stats Issue
12. Re: The Crew Stats Issue Dec 11, 2014, 13:47 Wraith
I played the beta. The free-roaming stuff is kind of cool but the racing was fucking awful. Especially those races which require you to bring down another car.

Not only was the rubber-banding hideous, the way the AI blatantly cheats and the really poor design choices (In one race, I literally had to spend 2 minutes CATCHING UP to the AI which had been given a colossal head start. 2 minutes of utter boredom) really undermine the technical achievement of the game.

Nice cruising simulator. Really poor game. I told them so in the beta and they deleted my comments in the forums. They wanted players to find bugs, not express opinions on the gameplay.

A shame. If they'd listened they would've had a much better game.
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
22. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 13:04 Wraith
Yeah, the thing is, we banned semi-automatics and cut our gun massacres to zero. You guys need guns to feel like men and you're still killing your kids.

We're ahead of you mate. By decades.
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
118. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 16, 2014, 17:13 Wraith
It's Microsoft. Of course they'll fuck it up.  
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
13. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 6, 2014, 17:29 Wraith
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Sep 1, 2014, 14:51 Wraith
Zor wrote on Sep 1, 2014, 13:21:
wow, this was just completely ignorant filth.. and to think he starts his "article" by claiming not to be a troll..

why the hell is anyone of the idea that they know how long this game will or even SHOULD take to create? why are you comparing it to Elite? Elite may have been made on 1/10th the budget but it's also only 1/10th OF THE GAME star citizen is shaping up to become.

"the harsh reality" is that the internet can and will continue to make shit up so they can stand on a stool for 15 seconds and sound sensational and hope to look important and informed.
You're exactly the kind of Roberts fan-boy he was talking about. You're part of the fucking problem.

Star Citizen will never even reach parity with Elite:Dangerous - the former is put together by an EA auteur who's used to wads of cash, the latter is a product of one of the guys who invented the fucking genre.

Star Citizen is a space game using a first-person engine - one of the most brain-dead incompetent decisions in the history of gaming.

Elite:Dangerous uses a custom engine written by a guy and a team who have decades of experience in this genre and pretty much know what they're doing.

Star Citizen is a late, vapourware product which is nothing more than a bunch of promises.

Elite:Dangerous is a clearly in-progress product which clearly has an end-date.

Get used to the "LOADING" screen on Star Citizen. Roberts won't even complete a tenth of what he's promising, but you're going to be seeing that screen for a fuck of a long time.

He's an incompetent fucking ass-clown.
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
1. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 20, 2014, 17:17 Wraith
Pre-order? Bwahahahahahaha. Fuck you Randy Pitchforked-tongue. Never again.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 14:10 Wraith
Polygon's obsession with playing social justice warrior continues. Disabling comments on that story is the most fundamentally honest thing they've done all year. Their comments section has become a worthless echo-chamber filled with oh so concerned psuedo-feminist panderers. Any comment which doesn't pander to their pretensions is instantly deleted.

Feminism sees gaming nerds as an easy target for this kind of guilt trippery - because gaming nerds are poorly socialised, desperate to get laid and consequently will fall for this crap.

Trust me, little nerds, you fuck far more women by being an asshole than you do by pandering to them and putting up with their bullshit.
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News Comments > New Crytek Rumor: Homefront Director Resigns?
29. Re: New Crytek Rumor: Homefront Director Resigns? Jul 14, 2014, 06:36 Wraith
NewMaxx wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 21:04:
I said it here (post #3) and I said it in the last Crytek rumor thread: this is Crytek U.K. only. The only game they've worked on solely or primarily is the upcoming Homefront title. That's it. It's just one subsidiary. Seems people just like to react to things without reading...
Wrong. Crytek is in financial trouble. The guy who just resigned was working at Crytek UK. Sony is eyeing them up as we speak.
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News Comments > New Crytek Rumor: Homefront Director Resigns?
28. Re: New Crytek Rumor: Homefront Director Resigns? Jul 14, 2014, 06:34 Wraith
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 19:51:
They already have people from Crytek working there to support the game, like Sean Tracy. Those people will just join the CIG team or continue to offer support from whatever company buys up the engine.
That's a naive little scenario you've got yourself there. How about you grow up and join us in the real world?

Wraith wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 17:08:
SLI is not a feature of the game, it's a feature of the engine. They've managed to screw up SLI on an engine which operates just fine on every other title. That takes a truly talented level of incompetence.
You're a twat. You know that, right? Wall They're making major changes to the engine, which causes features to break. The renderer is being overhauled (for instance they've added support for the Oculus Rift), the engine is being ported to double precision, support for Mantle is being built-in and DX12 will likely be supported, etc. SLI was working for the hangar module but was broken for Arena Commander - the team is aware of that and it is listed as one of the known issues.
And you're a ludicrous little fanboy ready to choke on Chris Roberts' cock. No, it wasn't working for the Hangar Module - the Hangar Module always ran like shit. Supporting Oculus Rift is fucking trivial and double precision was inevitable because it's a fucking FPS engine and you're trying to model interplanetary distances, thus making it a poor fucking choice to begin with.

Supporting Mantle is FUCKING stupid when optimising for AMD cards is the least of your fucking worries - if anything, Mantle support will be provided by CryTek - there's no way CIG is going to be doing that themselves. Which means that's another feature you can kiss goodbye. No Crytek, no Mantle renderer.

One of the known issues is they can't produce a stable fucking build that works - but that's a known issue in their software development process. Another known issue is their burn rate which is FUCKING high. The only thing which has kept them afloat is the ready supply of CR fanboys willing to spend stupid amounts of money on virtual ships they'll probably never get to fly. Their last 10 stretch goals have been trivial fucking muck just designed to justify the extra mill - so all that money is going somewhere, but it sure as shit ain't going into the stretch goals.

Wraith wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 17:08:
Yeah, they should have licensed the engine from that other AAA space-sim...
Elite Dangerous? Nah, I doubt Braben would've said yes. Then again, somebody with a clue probably would've understand the necessity of having an appropriate engine instead of licensing a AAA shooter engine. Christ, even the Nitrous engine would've been better than CryEngine - at least it's built for space combat.

oh wait, there isn't one. Dickhead.
From the fanboy who wants to have Chris Roberts' babies? That's fucking rich - have you emailed him a couple of thousand times offering to chow down on his love rod if he lets you "test" his proof of concept some more?

Substantial parts of the game are based in first-person and the rest has to be built-up around it.
Pig's ass they will. You'll get Squadron 42 if you're fucking lucky and the rest will be a pipe dream right up to the point where he runs out of money and runs begging to kickstarter again. Perhaps if he wasn't spending so much money on promotional videos and bullshit for the web site, he'd be able to focus on making a half-decent game.

Licensing CryEngine accelerated the development process but large parts of the engine will have be be built or rebuilt from scratch.
Nobody licenses an engine so they can rebuild it from scratch - unless they're completely fucking incompetent, that is.

Wraith wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 17:10:
Braben's been in this game for decades and while I'm not a believer in "procedurally generated" magic, he does at least know how to put a space combat engine together.
Yeah, because Chris Roberts has no experience in space-sims. Knobcheese.
Yeah because Wing Commander was a technical tour de force, not a cheesy use of sprites combined with some 90's FMV. Oh wait... that's exactly what it fucking was.

Braben, at least, knows what he's doing. Roberts is one of those most dubious of entities "a designer". The guys who don't do anything useful except wave their hands around and ask for technical impossibilities. And we've seen the less than impressive result of that particular effort, haven't we. Six months of a fucking hangar and a dogfight module that doesn't even begin to work.

Oh, I can only imagine what's in store. Perhaps a full 30 seconds of flight between loading screens. Oh, the thrill.

You clearly know nothing about game development.
*snigger* Kid, I was writing 3D engines when you were in short pants. CIG's mismanagement of the CryEngine is unimpressive. Braben's implementation of Elite: Dangerous draws a clear distinction between a lead who knows what he's doing and one who survives on the kind of overblown hype that is Star Citizen.

In future, kid, stick to topics you know something about. That way, you'll manage to avoid looking like a complete fucking retard.
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