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Signed On Jun 11, 2012, 20:08
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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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News Comments > First-Person Puzzle Game Concept Trailer
7. Re: First-Person Puzzle Game Concept Trailer Jan 9, 2014, 19:17 Axis
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jan 9, 2014, 16:49:
Very cool, though I really can't see a game in this, more of a screw around with perspective sandbox thing.

It's already a puzzler, that's game enough right there. I can also envision many ways to expand on it -- quite hopeful for their project.
 
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News Comments > First-Person Puzzle Game Concept Trailer
5. Re: First-Person Puzzle Game Concept Trailer Jan 9, 2014, 15:31 Axis
 
Love it, very cool. That's all it takes, some passion and ideas, do your own thing, no need to copy the next survival horror terraria pixel fps  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 9, 2014, 09:45 Axis
 
As long as Hulu doesn't have commercials in their original content!

Their commercials in other content is actually quite bearable, they aren't very often and a timer pops up so you see exactly how long you have, max is three 30 second commercials in a row.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 8, 2014, 19:59 Axis
 
Sony: "Look we know our peckers are bigger... it's not a big deal(*cough* in yer face Microsoft! Muahahahaha)."  
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Jan 7, 2014, 22:20 Axis
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 21:42:
It was the in-your-face liberals who got slavery abolished. I'd say Emmeline Pankhurst was pretty in-your-face. You think it was co-incidence that these things improved when people starting talking about them?

There's conservatives out there preaching to the choir, that's obviously wrong. Doesn't Fox News claim to have the most viewers of any news station in the US?

Not all conservatives are the same. Maybe you don't feel the need to preach to the choir but some do. Some liberals do too, not all liberals are the same.

Might wanna dig deep into history about slavery and civil rights, but I'm not about to get into that conversation -- I've done that digging deep plenty of times myself already.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Jan 7, 2014, 18:28 Axis
 
Sexismt/racism/homophobia is lessened in spite of the constant in-your-face assertions liberals make, not because of it.

You seem reasonable Quboid -- I'm stating what is obvious to me without insulting liberals in general. I am, however, quite tired of liberals in general throwing out insults on a daily basis against anyone who isn't a liberal. Conservatives are equally accepting if not more-so when you consider the strong racial bias from minority groups which no one likes to talk about. And conservatives do not feel the need to preach to the choir -- which has a profound meaning if you know about human psychology.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
3. Re: Morning Previews Jan 7, 2014, 18:14 Axis
 
One of the few games I'm hopeful for.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Jan 7, 2014, 12:54 Axis
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 09:19:
Axis wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 18:40:
What a moronic article -- works both ways and is simply a part of life.

This junk I just wasted time reading talks about "disrespect" and "sexist" constantly with capitalism peppered throughout -- hello liberal agenda! Diversity has been accepted for a long ass time -- people like her do more to alienate and cause issues.

Sex always sells, and it sells to the women as much as the man. I don't mind it either way -- but I also don't hinge my companies reputation on it so I have nothing to lose or gain, they do so why should we care? There are no commercials in my home for myself or my children -- that's how I handle things, I take control.

But to the hidden point of the bashing article... You don't market makeup to men, you don't market superheros to women. And if a candybar comes along that women love, you say fuck the men and market it to women. Common sense gone these days...

You appear to be agreeing with the article. Is it moronic because it's obvious or is one of us missing something?

The article is liberal sexist babble that is the complete opposite of my message and reality in general.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
38. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 7, 2014, 10:55 Axis
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 10:30:
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 03:56:
Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 22:42:
Google "consoles are" the 4th autocorrect is "ruining PC gaming."


just search thus forum. Prevailing belief is that graphics haven't advanced because games are written to 10 year old consoles. Even if ports are improved they're still not as powerful as if designed for a PC.

you really deny ever hearing this?

I don't agree with this. It's not that the console hardware is holding tech back, it's the fact that developing a triple A game nowadays cost a 1000 times more than it did back in the golden age of pc gaming. So when you're in business to make money, you have to choose the client base that will get you the most return, and that is consoles (and now even phones and tablets). Game developers back in the day created pc games with innovation and science. These days, it's based on "what will sell the most". You can't blame it on a freakin' box of hardware. It all comes down to money. I think something like the Oculus Rift is the closest thing we have to games being designed with innovation and science, but I have my doubts about that development platform as well. The golden days are over, so don't keep thinking it's just going to come back. I personally think something completely different is going to replace games in general when it comes technology driven entertainment. But I don't think it will be the Rift.


frankly, I think its a bit of both. Consoles slowed progress, but it would have slowed due to cost regardless. Cost is the bigger issue. If you search my history I've argued that with people here numerous times.

but the squeaky wheels out there that think consoles are evil and console gamers are sheep like to find any evidence loosely supporting their argument and trumpet it. You won't find the more reasonable people doing it, but its a common argument used by very loud people that think platform choice makes someone superior or more "hardcore."

I own consoles. They are fun. They are not hardcore. Cry if you want Beamer, but the greatest COD player on xbox would get destroyed by most decent players on PC if using their own platform.

Now if we're talking about closed circuit, fine then the nintendo DS can be considered hardcore for tournaments as well as the xbox or ps3, wii whatever. Not stating skill doesn't exist, but it's nothing compared to the PC for a slew of reasons. All inclusive across all platform, PC is the only platform for pure hardcore gaming.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
30. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 6, 2014, 22:20 Axis
 
harlock wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 19:59:
Axis wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 17:19:
No Harlock, completely and utterly wrong. Beamer was talking about capabilities specifically "power" -- read in context before you reply please.

no, YOU are wrong.. so laughably, insanely wrong

graphics are more than "just textures".. they include geometry, lighting, frame rates, etc.

but dont worry i wont bother explaining this anymore to you, as you clearly cant even comprehend something as simple as that

im actually surprised you are able to even turn on a computer to post comments in the first place

Harlock, do you ever bother to comprehend? Not worth repeating, you're on auto denial and your insults are infantile.

And Beamer where exactly? Cause I sure don't hear that talk among pc gamers, that's absolutely the silliest shit ever. Maybe during the "PC's are dead" or some other stupid consolite fad, but not among PC peeps.

Ports are locked for most options, PC games are not. Open up options on 90% of PC games and there's a billion tweaks you can make from resolution, physics, vegetation, fov, distance, lighting etc. Absolutely bullshit I'm calling on you.

The only complaint everyone hears about are shitty ports. I'd rather not see a port at all if it's like a console -- we don't need shit games with locked frames, busted controls and crappy fov with no options regardless of how "wonderful" they are on a console. But PCs and PC games have NEVER been held back by consoles, PCs are the platform of innovation.

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