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Real Name James Holbrook   
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Nickname Hyatus
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Description I'm me...duh. ~,^
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Signed On Jul 14, 2001, 22:15
Total Comments 1104 (Pro)
User ID 10334
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
14. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 22, 2017, 01:36 Hyatus
 
NetHead wrote on Jan 21, 2017, 17:16:
You think Walmart is to blame, for the tech, failing.

Without the support of what is, likely, the largest in-store retailer of televisions, the technology isn't going to go anywhere. The inflated price from producers, as killer_roach mentioned, was likely a large reason for the lack of their support behind the technology.

I don't feel like the usage was the issue. Plenty of people are still watching 3d movies at the cinema (Dr. Strange was freaking amazing in 3d). If it wasn't selling there, they'd stop wasting money on it.

A fourth major problem, one that I forgot, was early exclusivity issues. Avatar 3d was, if I remember correctly, a Panasonic exclusive title for awhile. How to Train Your Dragon 3d was a Best Buy exclusive title. If you're trying to sell people on a major technology, it is, imo, a stupid idea to limit the tech's 'killer apps'.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
8. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 21, 2017, 17:06 Hyatus
 
Three of the biggest problems with the tech, imo, were:

1. Active shutter lenses. While I, by far, preferred these over passive, the relatively short battery life, cost, and lack of early standard killed their practicality.

2. The price. Despite the tech being touted as fairly cheap, manufacturers decided that we needed to pay several hundred dollars more for the availability.

3. Walmart. One of the largest retailers for televisions in the industry, and I stopped seeing 3d TVs after the first year of the technology, with 3d blurays being a scarce find thereafter.

Well, hopefully VR will end up being cheap enough to provide the experience.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
3. Re: Morning Previews Sep 29, 2016, 16:58 Hyatus
 
Great game. I played it again last year and still had a ton of fun. I feel bad for the SMS. It had some fun games, but I have never met another person IRL who had one. Heck, I think I've only met one other person who knew it existed.

I'm glad this game is finally getting the attention it deserved.
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Next Month
4. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Next Month Sep 2, 2016, 22:02 Hyatus
 
Slick wrote on Sep 2, 2016, 21:57:
original original?

Yeah, original original.
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Next Month
1. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Next Month Sep 2, 2016, 20:37 Hyatus
 
Original one is, I believe, free on GOG right now.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 27, 2016, 12:38 Hyatus
 
"Think NFL Blitz with mutants, chainsaws, and deaths."

But definitely don't think of Mutant League Football. That may border on infringement.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Adds PC/Xbox One Cross-Platform Play
5. Re: Rocket League Adds PC/Xbox One Cross-Platform Play May 25, 2016, 16:14 Hyatus
 
descender wrote on May 25, 2016, 14:21:
If anything, the lack of teammates sitting on the couch with you is a pretty big disadvantage in communication.

So play with them on the couch. I play this at home with anywhere from 2-4 people on the TV. The PC version supports local split-screen play online. It's one of the reasons I love this game.
 
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News Comments > FNaF World Creator Apologizes for Rushed Release
9. Re: FNaF World Creator Apologizes for Rushed Release Jan 25, 2016, 18:13 Hyatus
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 25, 2016, 15:45:
That's necessary, not generous.

He's releasing the game for free, fixing it, and allowing refunds from anyone who bought it. What is your skewed definition of generous?
 
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News Comments > On Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Support
16. Re: On Gratuitous Space Battles 2 Support Nov 25, 2015, 17:35 Hyatus
 
Sure, but perhaps others would have blamed him (and other developers) without understanding why. I can respect his decision to vent, especially given his interpretation of the data.

jdreyer wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 17:13:
Enjoyed the first one. Was planning on picking this up. I don't blame him for moving on but it would have been better if he just said nothing. Less sturm und drang that way.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 27, 2015, 11:59 Hyatus
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2015, 11:43:
Sounds more like an inside job from one of the SJWs.

I'm with you on questioning the credibility of the threats, but there is nothing here that supports any notion that it was an 'inside job.' The FBI isn't going to spend time tracking down anonymous internet threats to a gaming convention panel, and it's far easier and cheaper for SXSW to just cancel the panel than have to deal with this.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Patches
1. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 10, 2015, 17:32 Hyatus
 
Who knew that Valve needed so much crowd funding to support their game updates?  
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News Comments > Toy Soldiers: War Chest Released
1. Re: Toy Soldiers: War Chest Released Aug 13, 2015, 16:01 Hyatus
 
How do companies with large, varied sets of characters still manage to not exploit our nostalgic love for childhood IPs? I had never heard of this game before and now I'm tempted to buy it at retail price simply because I can buy He-Man and GI Joe characters to play it with. What fools manage these companies?  
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News Comments > No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC
31. Re: No Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen on PC Jul 14, 2015, 15:45 Hyatus
 
Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, and Portal 2 all offer split screen. Other games offer same screen coop. Magicka, for instance.  
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Announced
11. Re: Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Announced Jul 10, 2015, 13:34 Hyatus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 12:08:
I didn't realize that either....

Both spellings are correct.
 
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News Comments > Scrolls Closing
32. Re: Scrolls Closing Jun 29, 2015, 23:38 Hyatus
 
They should create a tabletop augmented reality version of the game. It seems like such an obvious extension of the technology. They wouldn't need to put much thought into it.  
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News Comments > Indie Developers on Steam Refunds
32. Re: Indie Developers on Steam Refunds Jun 8, 2015, 13:33 Hyatus
 
LurkerLito wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 10:41:
Games like Audio Surf, geometry wars, Beat Hazard, etc... are the indie type games that will get decimated by this policy. They are the type of impulse buy games that people will eventually think, "great game but I'll return it and wait for it to be $2.50" after an hour of playing.

What is wrong with this? If after an hour of playing you feel like it's not currently worth the asking price, you should feel entitled to a refund. Playing for an hour is not the same thing as owning the title.
 
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News Comments > LEGO Toy Game Rumor
1. Re: LEGO Toy Game Rumor Mar 16, 2015, 23:48 Hyatus
 
Are the toys actually going to be usable as toys? Cause that would be nice for once.  
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News Comments > Free Avencast: Rise of the Mage
1. Re: Free Avencast: Rise of the Mage Mar 12, 2015, 21:09 Hyatus
 
FYI, this also requires you to login through facebook.  
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Auction Suspended
20. Re: Steam Holiday Auction Suspended Dec 12, 2014, 12:24 Hyatus
 
I don't get the hate for businesses trying new things to acquire money. Making money is the point of a business after all. And it's not like they switched their entire business model to this. I see this as an attempt to try something new(however silly it is). It will probably fail, but good on them for giving it a shot.  
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News Comments > Irrational is Hiring
7. Re: Irrational is Hiring Nov 25, 2014, 00:20 Hyatus
 
"I'm eagerly awaiting a new Freedom Force game," he says, setting himself up for disappointment.  
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