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39. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 20:37 Panickd
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 19:15:
Panickd wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 14:23:
I am sure some brilliant game designer somewhere is going to come up with an idea that will absolutely require a cloud

As being said here, they are just confusing shit that already had names with the wondrous name "Cloud". The brilliant designers that have Company Run Dedicated Servers (CeRDS's why not) are still doing the same things but the platform has been rebranded to the user friendly name "Cloud". Titanfall is using the power of the server to manage the online parts a secured game needs, like any other game using dedicated servers, like all mmo's. So there is power that the cloud is doing, it is, but it's nothing new at all. But they word it like they are giving you something new, it's just PR hype, you've been had by a PR dept. Don't worry you are not the first.

I have to sit through our CIO wowing crowds with Cloud talk, which I know underneath all that is the same old servers, with some old and new apps being served to the users. That serving is now called "Cloud", ohhhh. It is still servers and clients, how much you use of each is always variable.

Hence "cloud" being in quotes in my first comment.
 
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38. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 19:15 HorrorScope
 
Panickd wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 14:23:
I am sure some brilliant game designer somewhere is going to come up with an idea that will absolutely require a cloud

As being said here, they are just confusing shit that already had names with the wondrous name "Cloud". The brilliant designers that have Company Run Dedicated Servers (CeRDS's why not) are still doing the same things but the platform has been rebranded to the user friendly name "Cloud". Titanfall is using the power of the server to manage the online parts a secured game needs, like any other game using dedicated servers, like all mmo's. So there is power that the cloud is doing, it is, but it's nothing new at all. But they word it like they are giving you something new, it's just PR hype, you've been had by a PR dept. Don't worry you are not the first.

I have to sit through our CIO wowing crowds with Cloud talk, which I know underneath all that is the same old servers, with some old and new apps being served to the users. That serving is now called "Cloud", ohhhh. It is still servers and clients, how much you use of each is always variable.
 
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37. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 18:46 jdreyer
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:58:
All I know is that Titanfall runs much better on my PC than a friends new xbox. I am not impressed one bit with the new consoles, last years tech at best. Cloud servers are just another word for a not very good console.

I did not think that Dark Souls II was that good. The first one was better which does not say much for the developer.

Demon Souls vs. Dark Souls, or DS 1 vs DS 2?
 
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36. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 17:50 xXBatmanXx
 
mag wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 15:30:
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:58:
I did not think that Dark Souls II was that good. The first one was better which does not say much for the developer.

You, a couple days ago:

Ozmodan wrote:
Most of the comments I have seen say it is not as good as the first one. Think I will pass unless I see better reviews.

I'm confused. When did you get to play it?

Don't feed the trolls.
 
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35. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 17:29 JediPunisher
 
Verno wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:37:
Uhhh wow marketing... The bots in that game are horrible and the game runs at 792p on the Xbox One with noticeable slowdown and screen tearing.

Yes, but without that incredible boost in performance thanks to The Power of The Cloud the game would be running at only 720p.
 
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34. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 16:30 Cutter
 
harlock wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 14:21:
NegaDeath wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 12:15:
To all the naysayers, The Cloud senses your treachery. The Cloud is not pleased. The Cloud is without mercy!

All praise The Cloud!

flashbacks to paranoia pnp

I still don't understand why someone doesn't make a Paranoia CRPG. That would be so much effing fun!
 
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33. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 15:34 wtf_man
 
The Power of the Cloud Compels me!!!


... To pinch my nose and hold my breath! PU! Did Mr. Shiring just rip one?
 
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32. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 15:30 mag
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:58:
I did not think that Dark Souls II was that good. The first one was better which does not say much for the developer.

You, a couple days ago:

Ozmodan wrote:
Most of the comments I have seen say it is not as good as the first one. Think I will pass unless I see better reviews.

I'm confused. When did you get to play it?
 
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31. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 14:23 Panickd
 
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:33:
Panickd wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 12:55:
It seems like they built a "cloud" for the XBone without ever giving any real thought as to what it would be used for.

errr... Azure was around quite awhile before the Xbone showed up, and it's making Microsoft shitloads of money.

If you already have a perfectly valid cloud environment (at least until your moron administrators forget to renew the certificates again), why not link your Xbox environment to it? That just makes sense.

So, no, they didn't "build a cloud" for Xbone.

At the same time, all the shit that Microsoft pretends the cloud can do is just that: Shit. Horseshit to be more precise.

I should have phrased that "Microsoft built the XBone to use the cloud without giving any real thought to what it would be used for." I'm well aware that Azure is used for business purposes. A few months ago we pushed our mail server to Azure.

I am sure some brilliant game designer somewhere is going to come up with an idea that will absolutely require a cloud and use it to it's fullest extent but to shoehorn something trivial into a package and then go "It's essential to the experience" when you know that's bullshit and you did it just to keep Microsoft off your back is just stupid. It doesn't do anyone any favors.
 
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30. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 14:21 harlock
 
NegaDeath wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 12:15:
To all the naysayers, The Cloud senses your treachery. The Cloud is not pleased. The Cloud is without mercy!

All praise The Cloud!

flashbacks to paranoia pnp
 
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29. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 14:17 Pigeon
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:58:
All I know is that Titanfall runs much better on my PC than a friends new xbox. I am not impressed one bit with the new consoles, last years tech at best. Cloud servers are just another word for a not very good console.

I did not think that Dark Souls II was that good. The first one was better which does not say much for the developer.

I think they just attach the word 'Cloud' to anything having to do with the internet anymore because it sounds so new age and cool without actually having to define exactly what's going on. Its a marketing dream, using one word to describe any large variety of setups without actually having to commit or admit to what's provided.
 
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28. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 13:58 Ozmodan
 
All I know is that Titanfall runs much better on my PC than a friends new xbox. I am not impressed one bit with the new consoles, last years tech at best. Cloud servers are just another word for a not very good console.

I did not think that Dark Souls II was that good. The first one was better which does not say much for the developer.
 
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27. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 13:35 Simon Says
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:26:
Simon Says wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 11:23:
nin wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:41:
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:33:
BitWraith wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:02:
If it's "absolutely essential", how can it possibly be running on the PC?

Shhh, it is the power of the magic cloud Raincloud

I'm not seeing a huge bounce in console sales...


Simon Says, the power of the cloud commands you! Simon Says, the power of the CLOUD commands you! THE POWER OF THE CLOUD COMMANDS YOU! *Sky falls on head* *Silence* Ahhhhhhh! Peace and quiet.

Fixed.


I lol'd :).
 
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26. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 13:33 Creston
 
Panickd wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 12:55:
It seems like they built a "cloud" for the XBone without ever giving any real thought as to what it would be used for.

errr... Azure was around quite awhile before the Xbone showed up, and it's making Microsoft shitloads of money.

If you already have a perfectly valid cloud environment (at least until your moron administrators forget to renew the certificates again), why not link your Xbox environment to it? That just makes sense.

So, no, they didn't "build a cloud" for Xbone.

At the same time, all the shit that Microsoft pretends the cloud can do is just that: Shit. Horseshit to be more precise.
 
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25. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 13:29 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:41:
30 Items You Should Collect in Dark Souls 2 Before Your First Fight.

30 new controllers.

Hahahahaha. Bravo, good sir. Bravo.
 
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24. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 13:27 Panickd
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:25:
nin wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:41:
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:33:
BitWraith wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:02:
If it's "absolutely essential", how can it possibly be running on the PC?

Shhh, it is the power of the magic cloud Raincloud

I'm not seeing a huge bounce in console sales...


What about a trendline over the past month, or since the beta? I would think people would have stocked up early if they were anticipating playing this.

Not if they were waiting for the bundle to get Titanfall for "free". That is where the mythical "bounce" is supposed to come from.
 
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23. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 13:26 jdreyer
 
Simon Says wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 11:23:
nin wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:41:
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:33:
BitWraith wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:02:
If it's "absolutely essential", how can it possibly be running on the PC?

Shhh, it is the power of the magic cloud Raincloud

I'm not seeing a huge bounce in console sales...


Simon Says, the power of the cloud commands you! Simon Says, the power of the CLOUD commands you! THE POWER OF THE CLOUD COMMANDS YOU! *Sky falls on head* *Silence* Ahhhhhhh! Peace and quiet.

Fixed.

 
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22. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 13:26 HorrorScope
 
Panickd wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 12:55:
EA is already talking up how the Titanfall sequel probably won't be an Xbox One exclusive because they thought Microsoft was just going to stomp Sony in the Next Gen beauty pageant and that didn't happen. So that right there tells you how "absolutely essential" the cloud is to the game.

It because their "cloud" means Company Owned Server needed for MP gaming. Which is totally nothing new.
 
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21. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 13:25 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:41:
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:33:
BitWraith wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:02:
If it's "absolutely essential", how can it possibly be running on the PC?

Shhh, it is the power of the magic cloud Raincloud

I'm not seeing a huge bounce in console sales...


What about a trendline over the past month, or since the beta? I would think people would have stocked up early if they were anticipating playing this.
 
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20. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 13:24 Panickd
 
BitWraith wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 09:02:
If it's "absolutely essential", how can it possibly be running on the PC?

Apparently it's as online only as SimCity was. Because, you know, you could never possibly run SimCity without being connected to the internet. I can only assume the AI in Titanfall is such a massive leap up from what we're used to that mere gaming PCs cannot possibly handle all the computations.
 
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