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Signed On Jul 17, 2000, 22:20
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
24. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 24, 2014, 11:53 PropheT
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 24, 2014, 11:12:
#2 I don't think is a big factor yet. We haven't actually seen evidence of it playing anything better. We've heard rumors, but of the games released, don't some play better on the Xbone? And none are much better than the PS4.

Well, nobody's had any luck getting Forza to work on their PS4 but everything else has run better on it. I haven't heard of any games that are running better on the Xbone, although there are a few that did manage to get up to the same frame rate and resolution. I wouldn't be surprised if there was some talk of BF4 running better on it, but it'd be pretty difficult to argue that was a hardware thing rather than just being a better working port (which wouldn't have taken much).

There's been multiple mult-plat games that have come in at lower resolutions and lower framerates on the Xbone, and the new Tomb Raider coming next week is another one. It doesn't mean the games are bad, so it's kind of up to people buying systems if that matters to them, but when the competitor is $100 cheaper and is running a number of games better you do have to wonder what the extra cash is getting you.

I'd actually expect it to be a bigger issue a year or so from now if it really is just the straight-up hardware advantage that it looks like on tech sheets.

I kind of hated Prototype, but Infamous was fun. It's a good free-roam super hero game that turned out to have a good story and ending. The second plays better, but I didn't personally enjoy the story as much.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Cast
15. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Voice Cast Jan 23, 2014, 21:36 PropheT
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 21:15:
No-name voice actors for Blackguards? Um, I'd rather listen to the same voice a few different times across multiple NPC's instead of listening to a SINGLE voice actor speaking in 12 different fake accents. Yes, that is right. Blackguards uses one single voice actor who speaks in 12 different accents to voice everything. I did not enjoy it as much as you did obviously lol...

So you didn't actually play it, you just read that in the review of the early access from RPS.

There's ~23 different voice actors in the game for the English version, you can see their names in the credits from the main menu.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 22, 2014, 22:20 PropheT
 
Crustacean Soup wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 22:01:
Who uses 32-bit IE 10 or below? I'm sure a lot of businesses do, and Cracked is a nice site to view while bored at work...

The place where I work is still dependent on IE 7/8. Entire business, thousands of computers, because security changes in newer versions that prevent older business applications with browser integration from working without extremely expensive upgrades and long testing periods.

Sucks, but it's fairly common.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Blackguards
7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Blackguards Jan 22, 2014, 20:14 PropheT
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 19:26:
PropheT wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 19:00:
It helps if you've played Drakengaard

Dude. Game's called Drakensang, not Drakengaard.

Err, oops. Well, at least you knew what I meant
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Blackguards
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Blackguards Jan 22, 2014, 19:00 PropheT
 
I've really enjoyed this, although it's not perfect. It helps if you've played Drakengaard or those games just to understand the RPG mechanics behind the Dark Eye stuff, but they're still manageable.

I swear it was cheaper when I bought it, though, I guess it was a good deal to get the early access.
 
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News Comments > EA Paying for YouTube Love
13. Re: EA Paying for YouTube Love Jan 22, 2014, 12:11 PropheT
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 22, 2014, 09:53:
That EA would resort to this though is no surprise. Its just a step away from what theyve already been doing with review magazines and sites for years....

There was an article a while back about them paying people to troll forums with positive posts about their games, something that I think is a lot more common than many people realize.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 21, 2014, 20:17 PropheT
 
Man, that "internet blows" article really managed to capture everything I complain about here every time an article about ISP's comes up.

Additionally, government funding designed to prop up rural broadband service fell from $454,200 in 2009 to $169,196 in 2013.

Of course, followed by the the EBTC guy...

Rorabaugh wishes large content providers had to pay to send data over his network. "Netflix can come in and use the network that exists here and not have to pay a penny for it," he said. "You would think they would be obligated or should feel obligated to help support the network that generates their revenue."

No, see, we already paid for it. That was the government money you mentioned earlier, sir, the cash that built the network that you're still getting subsidized for maintaining. Netflix isn't using the network, the customers are using it to access Netflix (or would be, if the bandwidth cap wasn't ass and costs through the roof).

In his written response to McElroy, Rorabaugh said, "We considered an overall increase to our previous packages but thought it was unfair for the 70% who use less than 15GB to subsidize the 10% who consume 50GB - 100+GB. We have attempted to construct a pricing structure that fits a majority of our actual customers

Or that, where it's ignored that customers have the smaller cap and usage because it's a 40% increase in montly cost to go to the next higher tier, or...

Anyway, yeah. And Net Neutrality is struck down, with comments made that consumers can switch to the competition if they don't like what ISP's choose to do afterward.

 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 21, 2014, 19:54 PropheT
 
Not denying they paid for it, just that it was done secretly.  
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News Comments > Resident Evil 4 HD Next Month
18. Re: Resident Evil 4 HD Next Month Jan 21, 2014, 15:23 PropheT
 
Brumbek wrote on Jan 21, 2014, 14:21:
Anyway, sorry to hijack, but Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen is easily one of the greatest video games ever made in my opinion, not joking.

Totally agree. It's easily my favorite game from the last few years, one of my favorites ever really.

PHJF wrote on Jan 21, 2014, 14:29:
My copy of Dark Arisen arrives here tomorrow. As much as I loved Dogma (I got it release week), Dark Arisen being standalone and $40 was a spit in the face to owners of the original.

As much as I understand that, I didn't mind buying it when it came out because I knew I'd get my money's worth out of it when I did. You'll get a lot of play time out of it, and it's definitely challenging in a way that the original wasn't after you got to a higher level. DA is still pretty tough well into the 100's.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 20, 2014, 21:38 PropheT
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 20:41:
I'll never understand about people who rail against the social safety nets like welfare, unemployment insurance, etc. when they're handing out millions and billions to millionaires and billionaires.

Welfare recipients can't afford to get people elected. There's really no way to expect fair representation when corporations can donate as if they were people and lobby on (and for) pocket books individuals can't even dream of.

 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 17, 2014, 18:43 PropheT
 
mch wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 18:27:
"I will work with Congress..."

So, in other words nothing will get done? Gotcha, expected nothing more.

That's the way the system is supposed to work, it's what keeps some degree of checks and balances present.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Jan 17, 2014, 13:12 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 12:48:
Because MS doesn't want you playing games on their OS. They want you to a buy a failbox instead. Five years down the road, we may all be thanking Valve to having the foresight to create SteamOS.

Why would you need to reboot? I'm sure you can get SteamOS to just VM a windows install.

I don't believe for a second that they're trying to discourage playing games on Windows PC's, even if they aren't vigorously promoting it.

You also need a Windows license to VM the OS, and if you're going to do that... you might as well just use it as your primary instead, since it's more versatile and gives you more options than running the SteamOS would.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2014, 16:37 PropheT
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 14:13:
Or to put it more simply, websites that dont pay a premium will simply be much slower than those that do.

Whoever doesn't pay gets throttled, or whoever the ISP doesn't want to pay for gets throttled. ISP is using up too much bandwidth, and incurring the most costs from torrents? Throttle torrents down so they can only operate at low speeds. They probably can't get away with throttling Netflix, but smaller video sites they can, or porn sites that few would be brave enough to complain to them about messing with. If Google wanted to stifle competition, they could make deals with ISP's to maximize YouTube traffic while limiting Vimeo, or something similar. It basically opens up a gigantic shitstorm that isn't good for anyone that's not making money off of limiting access to things we've been able to do freely up until now.

It's all compounded by the fact that a large portion of the country has no choice in ISP in the first place, so switching to a competitor if one of them starts to act like a dick isn't even an option for most people in a non-urban setting. There's nothing to stop them from doing it at all when they know their consumers either take it or have nothing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 16, 2014, 16:14 PropheT
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 14:50:
Yay all my dirty money is gone and I can play GTAO again... well except that I started playing Dragons Dogma and it's friken awesome! Seriously one of the best RPGs since, since, Baldurs Gate! So GTAO is gonna have to wait now cause I found a new addiction.

I love Dragon's Dogma, I really wish they had released a PC version of it.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Liberation HD
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Liberation HD Jan 15, 2014, 21:00 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 18:07:
Isn't this the Aveline Grandpre story? Doesn't everyone who owns AC4 already own this?

This is the PS3 HD re-release of the Vita game that came out alongside AC3. I didn't know Aveline was in AC4 actually, I really need to get around to playing that soon.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Banner Saga
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Banner Saga Jan 14, 2014, 19:50 PropheT
 
saluk wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 19:31:
Not really what I expected or wanted, but I don't feel bad for supporting it.

How do you mean?

I picked this up about a week ago because I liked the art style, but doubt I'll get time to play before this weekend.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 14, 2014, 19:49 PropheT
 
Well, if an ISP does something you don't like you can always just get internet access from a competitor. Except, I guess, in almost all of non-urban settings where we either don't have a choice or places have actually outright purchased a monopoly on broadband in those areas.

You know if Verizon was as fast as they were to show how thrilled they were at having net neutrality struck down (the company that didn't even want to have to tell people they were throttling their access) that you should be worried from the consumer end.
 
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News Comments > Last Starbound Character Wipe Coming
3. Re: Last Starbound Character Wipe Coming Jan 14, 2014, 19:33 PropheT
 
Really looking forward to this, I haven't done much more than casually just goof around because I was dreading a wipe after I had a character I really wanted to keep.  
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News Comments > DayZ Sells 1M in One Month
16. Re: DayZ Sells 1M in One Month Jan 14, 2014, 12:55 PropheT
 
Jraptor59 wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 11:22:
I guess we are solidly in the era of paying $30 for beta access (they say the beta period still has a year to go before the game is ready).

This is part of the problem that I have with Early Access, which is not really what you're saying here but how it's interpreted.

Early Access is Kickstarting a game project where you get something right away instead of spending your money and then waiting a year for something to materialize. It shouldn't be looked at as paying for a beta, but there's never been anything done to discourage that when the games are sold alongside finished games and even put on sale now with them.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 14, 2014, 02:51 PropheT
 
I think their problem is that nobody is stocking them in a way that you can go in and buy them easily anyway. Ordering the games online is easy enough, but Gamestop or department stores have never really put any space into Vita games or maintaining a display to sell them. I can't imagine they have a decent choice because of the way retailers have handled the system, they're sort of damned if they do and damned if they don't.  
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