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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > No Man's Sky on Late Show
17. Re: No Man's Sky on Late Show Oct 4, 2015, 17:12 Quboid
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 4, 2015, 15:13:
Notch was on Craig's show a while ago. Between ESPN and this and Conan's bits it seems maybe mainstream media is finally accepting the the ever-growing demographic of video games enthusiasts as actual consumers and not prepubescent children.

And No Man's Sky will have to try pretty hard to have less depth to it than Elite.

As well as being a growing demographic, an ever growing number of people who have been gaming for most of their lives are old enough to get positions of influence in the television industry, making decisions based on their own experience.

Elite kinda soured me on procedurally generated content. It's literally formulaic and unless you can spend a lot of time getting it done right (which negates the main reason to use proc-gen) it's not endless content, it's empty content - but it's not just samey and boring, it fundamentally fails to satisfy a desire to explore. I'm not staring in wonderment at a sweeping vista, I'm looking at another generate_valley(random()); call.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
8. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2015, 18:33 Quboid
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 16:18:
Quboid wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 14:23:
I think they mean than GOOGL will no longer exist (i.e. publicly traded shares in Google), to be replaced by shares called whatever Alphabet is to be labelled.

Not unless I'm misinterpreting this somehow, from the CEO himself:

Alphabet Inc. will replace Google Inc. as the publicly-traded entity and all shares of Google will automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights. Google will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet. Our two classes of shares will continue to trade on Nasdaq as GOOGL and GOOG.

The title/opening line of the article is the only original writing done by that outlet, and it's just completely wrong...

Good point. I don't know what the heck the article is talking about.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2015, 14:23 Quboid
 
I think they mean than GOOGL will no longer exist (i.e. publicly traded shares in Google), to be replaced by shares called whatever Alphabet is to be labelled.  
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News Comments > Escapist Defends Star Citizen Sources
21. Re: Escapist Defends Star Citizen Sources Oct 2, 2015, 23:18 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 23:04:
History is replete with examples of people who simply could not accept the fate of something...

- Passengers on the Titanic
- Adolf Hitler towards the end of World War 2
- White people not wanting to grant basic civil rights to African-Americans (i.e. voting)
- Emperor Honorious watching the Visigoths cresting over the seventh hill (the Roman Empire was about to fall)
- General Custard
- Banks, Investment firms and Rating Agencies in 2008
- Flagship Studios

I would like to add a new group to this list:

- Star Citizen "White Knight" backers

From this moment on anyone who continues to blindly support Star Citizen and Cloud Imperium Game without a modicum of doubt should no longer be worth anybody's time. They have effectively become the Hitler Downfall video meme.

It's a computer game, keep some perspective!

Who's General Custard anyway?
 
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News Comments > Escapist Defends Star Citizen Sources
7. Re: Escapist Defends Star Citizen Sources Oct 2, 2015, 19:59 Quboid
 
Fantaz wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 19:54:
Derek Smart! Derek Smart! Derek Smart!

The Cult of Chris Roberts crowd are going to blame him when this goes tits up. And he's going to lap up the attention because he's Derek Smart, negative attention (or abuse, as he calls it) makes him feel important. So despite this all being Chris Roberts' fault (and I suspect DS would agree with me on that), DS will get the infamy that he craves.

Well played, sir. Well played. Clap
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 11:16 Quboid
 
Everyone wants their own money printing Marvel Cinematic Universe.  
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News Comments > The Beginner's Guide Begins
1. Re: The Beginner's Guide Begins Oct 1, 2015, 20:41 Quboid
 
First impression: it feels like Davey Wreden giving himself a hand job in the form of a walking simulator. Maybe it will come to a satisfying climax but so far it's rather limp.

The Stanley Parable was brilliant so maybe this will turn around. Maybe its more artsy, philosophical style just doesn't suit me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 28, 2015, 22:14 Quboid
 
That seems harsh but YouTube subscriptions would be DOA if this wasn't the case. YouTube can't offer a subscription service with *less* content than the free one and they need to be on firm legal ground. Assuming the content creators are getting paid as much, this seems like the natural evolution of the business model. I don't see an alternative apart from not offering ad-free subscriptions at all.

I'll get a subscription. Especially for a site I visit frequently, I am happy to contribute and I'd rather throw a few bucks their way than receive ads and trackers. (Hint hint!)
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Sep 28, 2015, 19:58 Quboid
 
Why did this guy think he was entitled to skip the queue in the first place?  
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines - After Dark Dawns
2. Cities: Skylines 1.2.0 Sep 24, 2015, 11:36 Quboid
 
There's a patch out too. Here's the changelog, split into what's part of After Dark and what is added/changed with the base game. The day/night cycle isn't actually part of the DLC, it's free for everyone.  
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News Comments > Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking
19. Re: Video Game Voice Actors Consider Striking Sep 23, 2015, 11:52 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 11:19:
harlock wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 10:52:
all celebrities are overpaid, across the board

that includes all your precious little ball-sports players as well... so called "reality stars" and any kind of "personality" or recognizable name person

the VO business is just another business, and all of you dumbshits complaining about it have no fucking clue how it operates, so you can whine about it all day long but it has nothing to do with the business, just your own inability to understand how the real world actually works

'I'm not crazy, all of you are!' Movingalong


=-Rigs-=

"Here's some real world examples which I think are wrong, now about *your* inability to understand how the real world works."

I think that top ball players should be paid a lot. Top ball players are paid a lot. You're the one with a problem with how the real world works, harlock.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Dogmeat Trailers
10. Re: Fallout 4 Dogmeat Trailers Sep 21, 2015, 21:53 Quboid
 
NamecaF wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 21:21:
Did any of you actually watch the clip? It's not just the dog that cant die. And being a Bethesda game I'm sure there will be a mod for those cry babies that actually want their companions to die.

I didn't notice that there are 2 videos

That system seems fair. It's not exactly hardcore but Fallout isn't really aimed at that market any more, rather for relatively casual RPG players like me.

The companions may be needed for plot reasons too.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Dogmeat Trailers
4. Re: Fallout 4 Dogmeat Trailers Sep 21, 2015, 20:53 Quboid
 
It seems like a bad idea to treat the dog companion differently to the others, if this is the case. Letting just the dog survive anything breaks immersion more than having all companions do that.

I do tend to get more attached to animals in games than humans. In Skyrim, I tried to leave the Forsworn tribesmen alone until I couldn't avoid a fight and Frost, my horse, got killed. After that, I hunted and butchered any Forsworn I could. Having my horse get killed - and not in a contrived, manipulative cutscene - was very memorable.

It's strange that a horse or a dog matters more to me than countless human characters. I suppose that, in real life, I'd rather hang out with a horse or dog than most humans...
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 18, 2015, 21:04 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 20:05:
CrimsonPaw wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 18:36:
Soooooooo, PSVR is going to launch for around $500 - $550 US ... good luck with that.

Which according to the calculator is just shy of 400 bucks....

It 'could' cost £350, based on this author's wild speculation. All Sony reportedly said was "will be priced as a new gaming platform", which could be anything from £150 to £500.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Sep 18, 2015, 08:28 Quboid
 
Insurgency?  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Sep 16, 2015, 15:17 Quboid
 
sauron wrote on Sep 16, 2015, 14:42:
harlock wrote on Sep 16, 2015, 11:19:
never mind the bollocks

Here's the real Bollocks


"This video contains content from Warner Chappell, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

Yup, utter bollocks.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 13, 2015, 20:31 Quboid
 
How much is it worth playing MGS: Ground Zeroes before starting The Phantom Pain?

I bought both at the same time and I've played a few GZ missions (the story mission, rescuing Hideo, blowing up AAA, assassinating 2 officers). It is only 16% completed but if much of the rest is stuff like marking enemies quickly, I think I can live without it. I don't know what carries over between the games.
 
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News Comments > etc.
15. Re: etc. Sep 12, 2015, 20:56 Quboid
 
FWIW, TotalBiscuit mentioned sales compared to video views in this video. Half a million views, 20 sales. That's 1 sale for every 25,000 views or a conversion rate of 0.004%. Wow, that's awful.

This is one video of one game from a YouTuber (who apes PewDiePie, targeting young kids who buy fewer games) but I'm surprised that it's ever that low. I would have expected a video with half a million views to get a few hundred sales at the very least.

I'd guess that the typical conversion rate is around 0.05% - 1%.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Sep 12, 2015, 14:54 Quboid
 
Mack seems to be getting progressively worse as a reviewer and an increasing amount of his shtick seems to be that if you don't agree with him you are a complete and utter *ding*.

It's particularly painful when he changes his mind on something and starts slagging off the position he just held. He moaned about Early Access, then he started to review them and starts slagging off people who are dismissive of Early Access. He recently got a console and he started complaining about PC elitists! Has he seen pretty much every other one of his videos?!

He can be funny, but it seems to be less often. He was never much of a reviewer but he somehow seems to be getting less informed.
 
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News Comments > The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux
3. Re: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux Sep 11, 2015, 19:36 Quboid
 
It's a walking simulator, so it's not everyone's cup of tea. I found it to be a *lot* better than Dear Esther. Better than Gone Home too, but not by much IMHO. Both are interesting to play once. It is very, very pretty.  
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