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Nickname Axis
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Description Older, smarter, better.
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Signed On Jun 11, 2012, 20:08
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 17, 2014, 17:45 Axis
 
We ended up getting a bunch of games for it they were so ridiculously cheap, damn near paid for the system in savings compared to other systems prices.

But man Rayman Legends on the Wii U is seriously it's flag-ship game and the best version out there -- worth it in every sense our whole family plays it often.
 
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News Comments > Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details
23. Re: Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details Jan 17, 2014, 17:29 Axis
 
Beamer, most large companies still use desktops, even more smaller ones do.

Admit defeat and quit trying to act like you're correct in your silly assertions. No one said anything about "oh wow never heard of a company not using desktops". Seriously think you can get away with saying shit like that when a simple read-through proves your statement a sham?

Maybe with some, not me. U r full of it. i got ur #
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 17, 2014, 17:25 Axis
 
Obama is a hollow weak shell who can do nothing for the US except lip service and continued failures.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
22. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 17, 2014, 17:22 Axis
 
killer_roach wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 14:23:
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 08:57:
I worked at Amazon for about 9 months. During the summer, an ambulance sat out front just waiting for people to pass out from the heat in a certain section of the building. That was their solution, NOT installing better airflow/cooling to a small, specific area. The rest of the building was sweltering hot as well but it's unsurprising that they didnt air condition a building that's over a quarter mile long (and is still expanding).

Also, we shipped chocolate out of there, middle of summer. Don't order chocolate from Amazon.

Yeah, the building where I work just got air conditioning this summer. I have heard the horror stories. Thankfully, all the newer warehouses are air-conditioned by default. They don't keep them very cool, but it's not uncomfortable anymore either.

To be honest, your comment about chocolate is probably more accurately the reason why they installed the air conditioning, but still.

Lucky you work for a corporation where you can quit and find another job if it sucks too much for you. All our government run public schools around here do not have AC, it's a real problem and they have no choice but to suffer through it... kids and teachers both.

Just wanted to add some balance! : )

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 17, 2014, 17:17 Axis
 
Whatever nintendo needs to do is fine by me, my family got my moneys worth out if it already easily -- can only get better.

Couple games we're looking forward to, particularly super smash bros.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 16, 2014, 19:35 Axis
 
Last thing the US needs are more useless unions.  
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News Comments > Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details
18. Re: Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details Jan 16, 2014, 10:35 Axis
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 22:05:
Beamer wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 20:11:
The only advantages of desktops, that they are expandable, are outweighed by the detriments - that they're large, energy heavy, can't be moved, and require permanent space dedicated to them.

Advantages you missed:
More Powerful by far
Get more done
UI Devices nothing else has

Your negatives: Large, can't be moved (well they can be moved) and require space. I am sorry but I have the room to house them and don't have an issue with them. It doesn't all have to be small and mobile for me.

Beamer is either intentionally full of shit, has a naive view, or extremely limited work experience with regards to companies and their use of desktops. Desktops are still #1 in the workforce for most companies, fact.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 15, 2014, 20:26 Axis
 
I've never needed official Microsoft support for XP. In companies we go with a standardized desktop and clone.  
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News Comments > Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details
15. Re: Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details Jan 15, 2014, 20:23 Axis
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 20:13:
Axis wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 19:57:
Well the fadchat "pc gaming is dead" was always about pc gaming, desktops in general.

PC dead today may be about PC's sold, but they're not dead as some would like to believe. They're just still able to be capable gaming machines in full use -- If you have a monitor doing 1024x768 with even rudimentary graphics options you can still play most games -- no need to upgrade often.

And for business PC's its even more applicable. You can get away with ancient hardware running local apps, and if you are really hard pressed on cash you simply virtual desktop / terminal server, etc.

Since you're saying "PC = desktop," sorry, they aren't relevant in business.
None of the last 3 companies I've been at used desktops. Laptops are as cheap and significantly better for businesses, because now your employees have no excuse to not get something done, even while home. Which I often am ok with, because now I don't need to take a sick day or go to work when I'm feeling crappy - I just log into the VPN (which is usually tied to hardware) and work almost as efficiently from my kitchen table.
True, it would be entirely as efficiently if they let my desktop VPN in, but I'd guess I'm one of maybe 30% of my company with a desktop.

I don't know any sizable company that doesn't have desktops, and I deal with dozens each year. I have no idea where your super-d-duper-grandiose "no desktop policy" companies are, but they sure as hell aren't what most mainstream companies are doing - your assessment is complete rubbish.
 
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News Comments > Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details
12. Re: Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details Jan 15, 2014, 19:57 Axis
 
Well the fadchat "pc gaming is dead" was always about pc gaming, desktops in general.

PC dead today may be about PC's sold, but they're not dead as some would like to believe. They're just still able to be capable gaming machines in full use -- If you have a monitor doing 1024x768 with even rudimentary graphics options you can still play most games -- no need to upgrade often.

And for business PC's its even more applicable. You can get away with ancient hardware running local apps, and if you are really hard pressed on cash you simply virtual desktop / terminal server, etc.

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News Comments > Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details
10. Re: Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details Jan 15, 2014, 19:25 Axis
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 16:09:
Axis wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 15:36:
Quboid wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 15:31:
Axis wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 15:23:
And yet we're still seeing "PC's are DEAD" articles and their hopeless buffoonery console minions pop up...


Are we? This has long been a cliché but I don't remember the last time I actually saw such a headline. Of course, if Blue's simply stopped linking to them then I'd have no way of knowing.

Fortunately most have learned that it was a load of faddish hogwash -- but every now and again one pops up. Just saw one on blues bout a week ago I think, least the headline and I didn't bother to read it for obvious reasons. Then there's countless posts from a few members here like Beamer who still recite it like prophecy...

Do you honestly think Beamer has been saying that, or anything like that, or are you joking?

You'll know when I'm joking, I make it obvious.

Beamer was convinced only a month or so ago that tablets were king and desktop pc's were dead and never coming back, something along those lines. Regardless it's an absolutely naive view of the current desktop business.

Sure we like our small tablets, phone apps, laptops, etc, but the only real PC gaming going for 90% on is on desktops.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 15, 2014, 15:57 Axis
 
The only reason I need win 7 at all is for the newer games that don't do DX9, otherwise I prefer XP all day every day.

And now that Microsoft realizes that their version of DX is the only compelling reason to move on, they'll make sure their new DX is never backwards compatible. More reason to go OpenGl...
 
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News Comments > Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details
3. Re: Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details Jan 15, 2014, 15:36 Axis
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 15:31:
Axis wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 15:23:
And yet we're still seeing "PC's are DEAD" articles and their hopeless buffoonery console minions pop up...


Are we? This has long been a cliché but I don't remember the last time I actually saw such a headline. Of course, if Blue's simply stopped linking to them then I'd have no way of knowing.

Fortunately most have learned that it was a load of faddish hogwash -- but every now and again one pops up. Just saw one on blues bout a week ago I think, least the headline and I didn't bother to read it for obvious reasons. Then there's countless posts from a few members here like Beamer who still recite it like prophecy...
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Update Next Week
7. Re: Guild Wars 2 Update Next Week Jan 15, 2014, 15:30 Axis
 
I loaded this back up last month, played for about 3 hours trying different things to get into it but nothing jumped out as worthy of my time.

Glad some of you guys still like it though, to each their own.
 
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News Comments > Next Car Game Early Access
8. Re: Next Car Game Early Access Jan 15, 2014, 15:27 Axis
 
Always liked car smashers. Crashtime was pretty solid mindless fun, this doesn't look much different but hopefully they do something creative-modey with all those McPhysics...  
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News Comments > Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details
1. Re: Steam 2013 Growth and Sales Details Jan 15, 2014, 15:23 Axis
 
And yet we're still seeing "PC's are DEAD" articles and their hopeless buffoonery console minions pop up...

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 14, 2014, 16:40 Axis
 
No one cares about new versions of windows. Best thing MS can do is make windows modular like linux so you can simply add and take away parts of the OS needed.

Someday they'll learn from the public, until then we keep getting to hear about some useless "new" version of windows...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
32. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 13, 2014, 10:32 Axis
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2014, 04:45:
Axis wrote on Jan 12, 2014, 15:09:
There's too many developers who won't care much about following through once they have money in hand. Programmers are notorious at working on the fun stuff like adding new ideas or moving on to more interesting projects instead of bug hunting and optimizing code.

I'm unwilling to pay to find out how an unknown developer is at business building. I only pay for games I think I'll fully enjoy in it's current state.

That's how it's going to end for at least half of these "early access pay me for alpha invites" games - not good for the developers reputation or the gamers wallet.

While I only buy finished games, and agree with the premise of only buying games you will enjoy in their current state, I disagree with your assertion that many devs don't follow through. Indie devs are very committed to their games. And even when a major studio pulls tbe plug on a game you usually see the individual devs fixing bugs in their free time after the fact, sometimes for years.

Certainly I'd agree that many indie devs have been historically committed, but a huge part of that commitment was because they've had to complete their game to reap the rewards (with few exceptions along the way). This "free release money" while they work on it is relatively new in the timeline of developing games at least mainstream-wise, and we're already seeing plenty of titles that showed great promise go by the wayside after money has been placed in their hands.

Castlestory, Cubeworld and Starforge are all current examples of my point -- the ones I'm intimately familiar with so can site them with confidence. I could probably site a dozen more I've forgotten about reading and I'm sure many of you have similar titles you could name. As always, buyer beware...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 12, 2014, 15:09 Axis
 
There's too many developers who won't care much about following through once they have money in hand. Programmers are notorious at working on the fun stuff like adding new ideas or moving on to more interesting projects instead of bug hunting and optimizing code.

I'm unwilling to pay to find out how an unknown developer is at business building. I only pay for games I think I'll fully enjoy in it's current state.

That's how it's going to end for at least half of these "early access pay me for alpha invites" games - not good for the developers reputation or the gamers wallet.

 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
3. Re: Evening Previews Jan 10, 2014, 23:09 Axis
 
Totally looking forward to M&M release, played more Might and Magic on my Amiga than any other series, finished three of them.

But with Ubisoft one never knows how it will actually turn out...
 
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