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Signed On Jan 27, 2012, 07:09
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Agree no Atlanta Jun 21, 2014, 08:58 AlexSledge
 
The last E3 I attended was the last held in Atlanta as well, cheers!

Though I have to agree that Hotlanta is a horrible place for anything that I (or sane people) want to attend, especially if held in the summer. Of course the west coast is just as useless to me - ideally everything would be held in the research triangle in North Carolina - not too hot, not too cold, not too far, and tech out the wazoo. On top of that the area is home to Epic, Red Storm, Funcom, and a good many other gaming companies as well as all your big tech names.

Ideal is the ideal word to describe it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
12. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 26, 2014, 09:09 AlexSledge
 
No, a robot can not give it's own TED talk - it would be delivering the messages of all the people involved in its creation, as coached by the final marketing arbitrators.

Oh, and the $3k video card is for people with too much money.

Developers have to sell to a market, therefore the bulk of work & testing is generally done at the commodity levels alongside their customer base. In a big AAA house you might convince the money men to allow a purchase like this for a few of the big name Sr Devs, and I'm sure the entire Star Citizen team is running them, but outside of that - just people with too much money.
 
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
122. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 08:55 AlexSledge
 
I wouldn't invest so much energy into hating Facebook (not that I don't share in distaste for all things FB), but instead focus on the competition, and help them instead.

I'm not going to tell you who to back instead of Oculus, but there are other driven, capable, intelligent folks out there working on alternate solutions to the Oculus Rift which could use your support.
 
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News Comments > 75 More Steam Greenlights
12. Re: 75 More Steam Greenlights Mar 20, 2014, 09:08 AlexSledge
 
I hope they segregate into at least two major groups - content truly worthy of promotion, and "the rest". Keep the proof of concept, early access, small market "cruft" out of my visibility until I am willing to explore out of the ordinary options for my entertainment.

Quite honestly I used to check the Apple App Store fairly regularly in the early days, but once the signal to noise ratio hit a certain level I stopped looking completely. It's word of mouth apps or those brought up in special interest forums that I occasionally check out (and buy if interesting enough).

Now as to the exact criteria - it can be as something simple as sales numbers - based on to-date including pre-order numbers, or complex including sales, critics reviews, player reviews, skewed by volume of votes, paid temporary promotion and the like. If anyone, Valve sure has the metrics.

Dang, now I wonder if the metrics gathering initiatives at Valve have any surveillance industry backing, financial or otherwise. Wouldn't have thought to ask a decade ago. Won't stop me from using it, though.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 18, 2014, 19:58 AlexSledge
 
Government regulated mandated upgrade cycles for license to utilize the critical infrastructure backbone of the country, with severe financial penalties for failed compliance.  
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News Comments > Gauntlet Remake This Summer
18. Re: Gauntlet Remake This Summer Mar 17, 2014, 12:50 AlexSledge
 
MacLeod wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 10:02:
Without the balance of using actual money to continue or add health, the game doesn't really work. If I can continue an unlimited amount of times, without having to worry about running out of quarters, the danger of the game is gone. I find that you just start barreling through monsters, where in the arcade you actually take your time and try to avoid being hit.

Never you worry! Through the magic of micro-transactions all your wants and needs can come true! Instead of real quarters, you can buy WB-coinZ for $0.75USD to use just as you would real quarters in ye olden timey arcade machines! A victory for WB and players!
 
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News Comments > Darkest Dungeon Kickstarter
11. Re: Darkest Dungeon Kickstarter Feb 11, 2014, 11:57 AlexSledge
 
They've already hit their funding goal, so I'm happy about that.

If you look closely you see a majority of the game... the map in the lower right, the party details lower left, and the main combat window across the top of the main screen. Looks like it will have a lot more of a classic RPG feel to it, which I consider a good thing, though to each their own.

For someone who mentioned a more Dungeon Keeper like experience, look to Dungeon Forge (still in Kickstarter, and it appears they can use your love) - which is another that looks quite full of potential for me.
 
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News Comments > Stick of Truth Sticks it to Uplay; Preorders Underway
33. Re: Stick of Truth Sticks it to Uplay; Preorders Underway Feb 5, 2014, 20:23 AlexSledge
 
Bottom line is pretty simple. No.

Uplay, you're late to market, tough - no games requiring an alternative online DRM will be purchased, Steam won that fight, and it's over.

I'm not the only one with this stance, and I'm sure that there are plenty that are happy to blow whichever way the wind blows, and good luck to you.

Edit:
Actually, if they ever did a GOOD reboot of Pod, I would be tempted, because Pod kicked so much butt.

This comment was edited on Feb 5, 2014, 20:42.
 
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News Comments > Steam Machines Announcement
47. Re: Steam Machines Announcement Jan 7, 2014, 09:41 AlexSledge
 
Unless it's an actual Valve branded machine, you can keep it. I can roll my own better than any of the companies in that list.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 17, 2013, 23:48 AlexSledge
 
I want damages for all the crappy movies I've gone to over the years. There are a significant number I want the time of my life back for, then hundreds for which I'd be willing to settle for a cash refund. I'll even let you have Sharknado for free.

Where do I sign up for that?

I figure if I get reparations then it might be ok for the MPAA to get some also.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 10, 2013, 11:43 AlexSledge
 
Hardware failures that move around the high energy consumption components often point to the power supply as not being a solid player in the equation any more. This will often present itself as flaky RAM, video cards and the like.  
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News Comments > Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter Fails
4. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter Fails Aug 24, 2013, 10:54 AlexSledge
 
Perhaps a larger investment in marketing, additional focus-group style feedback from the fan base on the features which are core - to aim at a smaller scoped game, where you can add back features via stretch goals - but this requires quality skilled cost planning.  
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News Comments > Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Sells 1.2M
8. Re: Chivalry: Medieval Warfare Sells 1.2M Aug 13, 2013, 14:03 AlexSledge
 
Slap the combat engine/mechanics under a medieval/fantasy RPG and they'd get my money again... and again...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 11, 2013, 13:59 AlexSledge
 
Smart people notice the "Disc Based Games" - sure things continue as they are for those.

I honestly can't remember the last time I purchased a physical copy of a game for my PC - if it's not Steam, or in some indie bundle, I don't bother (simply not joining multiple online delivery services, sorry late comers).

It does strike me as odd that "Console Culture" still hangs on to physical media, but as I was explaining to a friend.... Buy, Beat, Trade is the way consoles have been as long as I can remember (who you traded them to simply changed).

I expect that "trade" will go away with physical media. Whether or not anything similar pops up for the digital arena will be interesting to watch.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2013, 17:22 AlexSledge
 
Doesn't your provider offer On-Demand of prime time / big popular shows, seems at least TWC does around here.

If you're DVR'ing it, you're likely not watching it the evening it airs. If you aren't watching it the evening it airs, but you likely will in the next few weeks, just use the on-demand features provided.

Or go with an XBMC option on the main screen.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
24. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 23, 2013, 19:38 AlexSledge
 
ME: Google Isn't Trying Hard Enough To Make The RIAA Disappear From The Internet.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers
51. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 23, 2013, 19:34 AlexSledge
 
If you want to improve your relationship with me, Ubisoft, create a follow up to (or remake of) Pod.  
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News Comments > New MechWarrior: Online Mech
3. Re: New MechWarrior: Online Mech Feb 5, 2013, 23:24 AlexSledge
 
Is a single virtual battlemech worth $24 USD?

Other than some pricing ... inconsistencies ... which I have issue with, I have nothing but good to say about the game itself. I am excited to see the meta game arrive, along with some control over whch map you play. The game could be greatly improved with a lobby system similar to L4D - the crap shoot of a matchmaker is probably the weakest part of the game, which could be easily remedied by putting the "logic" of the system into the hands of the players and lettng them coordinate the matches themselves.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2013, 14:09 AlexSledge
 
It is ALSO World Nutella Day ( http://www.nutelladay.com/ ) - not a bad combination... pancakes and nutella... mmmmmmmmm.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Dec 9, 2012, 16:32 AlexSledge
 
Google's solution is in the article... Don't build out to cover the whole country. Focus on high density / high consumption areas, and near their own datacenters.

I'd like to volunteer the Raleigh/Durham area for their next trial.
 
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