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Signed On Dec 26, 2012, 16:18
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation May 12, 2015, 10:22 MindStalker3
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 11, 2015, 13:50:
It actually irritates me how bargain basement the consoles are.
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But then it comes down to developers designing for it which they won't.. they'll design for the lowest performance with some sliders on the higher performance system. Pretty much it's always a loss for the consumer.


Its called lowest common denominator. But in reality it really makes sense. If you want to make a top of the line game with top of the line graphics for top of the line systems. That is great! But if you want to make a game that will run on the most systems possible so more people can buy it, you will spec towards the XBox 360, maybe the Xbox One. Why, because there are over 30 million XBox 360 in active use and almost 10 million XBox Ones in active use.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
16. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 11, 2015, 15:17 MindStalker3
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 11, 2015, 09:49:
And who has a SSD powered off for a year? ^^

I think that's the point. Don't store archive data on an SSD in a closet, or especially in an storage unit that isn't air conditioned. This is important as people often do this for legal data retention requirements.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
14. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 11, 2015, 08:29 MindStalker3
 
NewMaxx wrote on May 10, 2015, 14:42:
For those curious on here about how long SSDs retain data without power in the "consumer" situation, it's over a year. As a side note it is a good policy to clone and re-apply an image of any SSD drives once a year.

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Consumer SSDs lose data in a week at 55C (131F) temperature. Commercial SSDs can lose date in a week at as little as 40C (104F).
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 4, 2015, 09:39 MindStalker3
 
FTA: Sponsorship work adds up to 10 to 15 hours of extra work per week, according to Ruiz. That includes playing video games live on a brandís Twitch channel, filming promotional videos, doing special events, or having lunch or dinner with a sponsor.

Umm, ok, negotiating contracts, having lunch with sponsors, etc, can get annoying, but I don't see how you can say playing games and filming videos is an annoying side task as that is literally your primary job. That is exactly what you are getting paid to do.
 
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News Comments > DirectX 12 Video Crosses the Uncanny Valley
5. Re: DirectX 12 Video Crosses the Uncanny Valley May 1, 2015, 09:38 MindStalker3
 
Axis wrote on May 1, 2015, 09:10:
Meh, all I care about is pure performance with your average setup, not tech demos on cutting edge quad rigs.

These tech demos will be for average setups in 10 years.
 
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News Comments > Kerbal Space Program Version 1.0 Launches
15. Re: Kerbal Space Program Version 1.0 Launches Apr 28, 2015, 07:51 MindStalker3
 
jimnms wrote on Apr 28, 2015, 07:04:
The old KSP aerodynamics required about 4500 m/s of dV to make orbit. I used FAR when I played, which made the atmosphere more realistic. This also cut down the dV to achieve orbit to 3500 m/s. To compensate I used a mod by the same author called realistic ISP scaler (or something that) which made the engines more realistic and reduced the thrust of engines in the lower atmosphere bringing the dV requirement to reach orbit back to about 4500 m/s. The rull change notes sound like they incorporated the realistic ISP scaler concept into the game, but it looks like the engines are still way too powerful.

Now you must ask yourself, did Squad accidentally find the right balance between fun and challenge with its "choice" of approx 4500 deltaV? Or is there a better value that could be more fun for the typical user.
 
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News Comments > Steam Launches Paid Mod Support
69. Re: Steam Launches Paid Mod Support Apr 23, 2015, 18:54 MindStalker3
 
Apparently that 25% was Bethesda's decision. Another game producer could choose to give the mod developer a larger percentage.  
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News Comments > Firefly Cast Returns for Firefly Online
3. Re: Firefly Cast Returns for Firefly Online Apr 20, 2015, 09:24 MindStalker3
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 09:16:
The Magician wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 09:14:
Fuck Adam Baldwin.

Why?

Most likely because he's pretty serious right wing, very anti gay, and big in the gamergate community.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 15, 2015, 07:47 MindStalker3
 
As others said, why are there only 3 grey buttons in the tab bar? 3 buttons? Meh  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Apr 6, 2015, 10:16 MindStalker3
 
There are many fortune 500 companies that just switched to Windows 7 within this year. They were on XP for more than a decade. Its a huge cost to migrate an entire major organization to a new OS. They won't start looking at Windows 10 (or 11 by that points) until 2020.
Microsoft needs to slow the fck down and realize that their major business customers are in no hurry to upgrade. MS has more of these major customers on a yearly contract, so it shouldn't matter too much to MS what they do, but they seem obsessed about pushing the newest thing.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 4: Get to Work Released
2. Re: The Sims 4: Get to Work Released Mar 31, 2015, 09:46 MindStalker3
 
Only if the mini-game for my doctor is Surgeon simulator.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
3. Re: Saturday Consolidation Mar 8, 2015, 17:01 MindStalker3
 
Funny that they mentioned there won't be a rock band 5 anytime soon. I never did understand why they released so many versions when what your buyers wanted was just new soundtracks. This version should last a long time. Maybe if they want to add a feature like new instrument support, they just make it a free update.  
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News Comments > Source 2 Games Must Use Steam
11. Re: Source 2 Games Must Use Steam Mar 5, 2015, 12:19 MindStalker3
 
There's been a lot of talk lately about Steam switching to an open model. Sure your game won't be promoted anywhere and will be near impossible to find but it will be published on steam simply by you clicking publish. I guess its similar to the youtube model. They will of course be forced to remove games for DMCA violations and as you mention porn. That could be an issue.  
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News Comments > EA Emeryville Closure Confirmed; Maxis Name Continues
7. Re: EA Emeryville Closure Confirmed; Maxis Name Continues Mar 5, 2015, 08:49 MindStalker3
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 19:20:
CA now has a minimum wage for programmers, which is reasonably high, could be another reason.

Sorta true. You must pay ~$84,000 a year for a computer professional in order for them to be except from overtime. You can not make them except and pay them whatever you want.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA SHIELD Console Announced; GRID Launch in May
26. Re: NVIDIA SHIELD Console Announced; GRID Launch in May Mar 4, 2015, 16:36 MindStalker3
 
ItBurn wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 10:25:
The critical flaw with streaming is that there's lag. It makes inputs less responsive and means that you're too late to react to what's really happening in the game. Any game that requires actual player skill would suffer significantly. Also, to Stream really high quality graphics with no compression artifacts, you'd need an internet connection that I'm not sure exists or is affordable to us mortals.

And GRID is their game to show off this? That seems like an incredibly arrogant move. Driving games by definition are the most lag sensitive games possible. A few milliseconds of difference between you winning and running into a wall.
 
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News Comments > Pay for WoW Game Time with Game Gold
4. Re: Pay for WoW Game Time with Game Gold Mar 2, 2015, 15:20 MindStalker3
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 15:07:
A never ending treadmill, where people play the game to pay to play the game! What could possibly go wrong?

EVE Online works on this principal. The currency in the game is monthly play credits. That said, I agree it silly. But it seems to work in that game. I can imagine it would work in others.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 23, 2015, 15:08 MindStalker3
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 11:37:
"Coupled with the fact he is unemployed, appears to shun law enforcement contact, has potential access to flight simulators via the Internet which he tried to minimize is worthy of note," the SAR, entitled "Suspicious Male Subject in Possession of Flight Simulator Game," concludes.

Really? And people shunning contact with law enforcement is abnormal is it?


The article really lacked detail, I wish there was more info about what happened. So the police wrote up a SAR report based upon their being suspicion about this guy. Then ........ , then the guy sues the police for writing him into a SAR report. Are they trying to argue that the very act of the police officer recording his observations are illegal?
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 4 Multiplayer Revealed
3. Re: Mass Effect 4 Multiplayer Revealed Feb 13, 2015, 09:58 MindStalker3
 
Vulkan wrote on Feb 13, 2015, 09:49:
It's like someone clobbered me over the head with a potato sack full of buzzwords.

I didn't feel that way at all. Though I did feel this reeks of too much desire for in-game monitization. Such is the future I guess.
 
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News Comments > Kerbal Space Program Enters Beta
8. Re: Kerbal Space Program Enters Beta Dec 16, 2014, 16:31 MindStalker3
 
nin wrote on Dec 16, 2014, 09:49:
Pretty cool the way they're including content from modders (I'm assuming, hopefully, they're paid).


The two main mods they have incorporated were Spaceplanes and FinePrint. Both cases they brought in the modders as employees.


I do have issue with the headline though. "In surprise move, Squad and the European Space Agency (ESA) have banded together to provide a special treat for players". Squad tweeted ESA asking if they could use their logo, ESA tweeted back "Sure".
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Launch Today
29. Re: Scrolls Launch Today Dec 11, 2014, 14:37 MindStalker3
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 13:09:
Orogogus wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 12:14:
Jivaro wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 11:35:
Orogogus wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 11:14:
Anyway I just jumped the shark...
You... what?

Google or Youtube search "happy days Fonzi jumped the shark" and watch the video that comes up.

All will become clear.

I know what the term means. It's not clear to me if eraser does, at least I can't figure out how to fit it in the context.

It means to take a risk in the context By buying a game barely anyone played yet.

And I am enjoying it greatly. ^^

And here I thought it was because you said there was no way you were buying it due to its in-game credit card processing. Then buying it.
 
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