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Signed On Oct 25, 2001, 23:23
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News Comments > Quake Champions Spring Update Launches; Cheaper Mode Comes Tomorrow
4. Re: etc. Mar 15, 2018, 16:56 Zyrxil
 
The skins aren't for a 'family audience', people in general like interesting looking cosmetic skins. I checked out the game when it was in beta, and the only skins they had were basically palette swaps. That's insane for a F2P game; the revenue stream lives off of well done cosmetics.

Not that it matters really- the game is dead before it even launches. Interest is non-existent. I guess Quake just always has to compete with Unreal engine games- Lawbreakers was DOA and they just have to follow suit.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 31, 2017, 17:23 Zyrxil
 
Google ditched autopilot driving feature after test user napped behind wheel

What a ridiculous article title by that writer. It reads like Google scaling back on autopilot, but what actually is is going from 95% to 100% autopilot because users can't handle the 5% emergency if they're napping and playing on their phones.
 
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News Comments > Xenia This Week
1. Re: Xenia This Week Aug 28, 2017, 10:46 Zyrxil
 
I mean, that's cool accomplishment for the dude and all, but this is obviously a student's first game project that in no way deserves to be sold for money.  
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News Comments > Crisis Action VR Early Access
1. Re: Crisis Action VR Early Access Jul 25, 2017, 11:46 Zyrxil
 
Wow that is janky as fuck. Is this the start of the wave of ultra shitty low effort games done by people with no development experience, for VR?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 26, 2017, 10:01 Zyrxil
 
I think Hollow Knight is easily the best Metroidvania released in the past 5 years. The atmosphere is fantastic, the map is gigantic with lots of interconnectiveness that metroidvanias need, there's plenty of world lore lying around for you to piece together, and the Souls-elements fit so well with the Metroidvania theme of exploring a massive hostile environment alone.  
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News Comments > Steep Announced
2. Re: Steep Announced Jun 13, 2016, 19:51 Zyrxil
 
Oh wow, that first person camera really gives a great sense of speed. Looks like it'd be a great game to use a VR headset for, even if it's not specifically built for VR.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Dec 29, 2015, 10:52 Zyrxil
 
It's infuriatingly vague clickbait. "Nearly Breaks The Game..." 'Oh I wonder how'

In this case, one of Fallout 4’s rare “talking your way out of it” options broke down because the player tried going through the entire game in a peaceful manner.
That doesn't tell you shit! Why the fuck would quest scripting randomly break down just because NPCKillCount==0?
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Gun Nerfed
8. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Gun Nerfed Dec 11, 2015, 17:00 Zyrxil
 
JayDeath wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 13:21:
CS was so great during the beta years. What the hell happened?

Have you played CS since beta? I haven't, but AFAICT, it's more popular than ever and has converted most of the old guard. And they had new hitboxes put in recently, which was a problem for like a decade. It's one gun from 5 day old patch that got memed all over the place. Don't be a crazy nostalgia dude.
 
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News Comments > Shadow Complex Remastered for Free
6. Re: Shadow Complex Remastered for Free Dec 4, 2015, 11:11 Zyrxil
 
ByteCrawler wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 10:36:
They needed to make a sequel of this game. Instead they piss away resources on a remaster. What a bust.

Implying the resources spent porting and improving some models is at all comparable to the resources needed for a full modern sequel...

In any case if you want a successful sequel, a remaster to drum up memories and expand the audience beyond the original platform is the way to go.
 
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News Comments > New Wolfenstein Revealed?
6. Re: New Wolfenstein Revealed? Sep 23, 2015, 10:58 Zyrxil
 
New Order is much better than Old Blood. OB is decent, but it rehashes plenty of the same ideas as New Order without really doing anything new, and it has a lot less location variety.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Announced
8. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Announced Jun 15, 2015, 16:56 Zyrxil
 
Ugh, I know Mass Effect is very soft scifi, but the trailer bothers the hell out of me. It presumably takes place hundreds of years after Mass Effect 3, during a time period where the races of our galaxy developed the technology for intergalactic travel (tech which even the Reapers did not have). Yet Hero McBadass still has the N7 logo centuries later and is still using an Omni Blade.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA Drivers for The Witcher 3
21. Re: NVIDIA Drivers for The Witcher 3 May 18, 2015, 14:20 Zyrxil
 
Bradley wrote on May 18, 2015, 10:50:
nin wrote on May 18, 2015, 08:52:
Anyhow, I fail to understand how new set of drivers could have anything to do with "marketing", please enlighten me.

Presumably they could be releasing a new driver that is unchanged from the previous driver to make it look like they are responsive to new games and are actively working on providing great support. The placebo effect and relative difficulty in actually quantifying graphical improvements will make people think that Nvidia is "The Bomb" or whatever you young people are saying these days.

See this interesting Gamedev.net post:

The first lesson is: Nearly every game ships broken. We're talking major AAA titles from vendors who are everyday names in the industry. In some cases, we're talking about blatant violations of API rules - one D3D9 game never even called BeginFrame/EndFrame. Some are mistakes or oversights - one shipped bad shaders that heavily impacted performance on NV drivers. These things were day to day occurrences that went into a bug tracker. Then somebody would go in, find out what the game screwed up, and patch the driver to deal with it. There are lots of optional patches already in the driver that are simply toggled on or off as per-game settings, and then hacks that are more specific to games - up to and including total replacement of the shipping shaders with custom versions by the driver team. Ever wondered why nearly every major game release is accompanied by a matching driver release from AMD and/or NVIDIA? There you go.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Deadly TradeMarked
1. Re: Elite: Deadly TradeMarked Feb 19, 2015, 19:16 Zyrxil
 
So when are they going to get to Elite: Elite?  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 16, 2015, 11:43 Zyrxil
 
That Edge of Eternity project looks like a joke. $44k for a team with no experience, desperately naming dropping Japanese Composers for promotion. These guys are going to make a complex 3D JRPG? Anyone funding this completely deserves the inevitable turd that will be churned out.  
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Life is Strange
4. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Life is Strange Jan 30, 2015, 12:28 Zyrxil
 
Hrm, didn't realize this was episodic. I really prefer the whole thing at once.  
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News Comments > Blizzard Rumors: "Low Expectations" for Heroes of the Storm?
10. Re: Blizzard Rumors: Jan 30, 2015, 11:12 Zyrxil
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 11:00:
BitWraith wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 10:31:
What's wrong with Hearthstone?

Be prepared when all these online only games go offline permanently. i.e. there's going to be a giant gaming whole in history because of kids feeding this online/f2p/mmo bullshit where companies own the fucking game. You won't be able to go back and play old games when you got the itch. The below is just one example.

F2P game Driftopia goes offline

All things are not equal in the real world. Some no-name game from Namco going offline is far more likely than a hit game from Blizzard going offline. The Diablo 2 servers are still running 15 years after release.
 
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News Comments > PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed
1. Re: PC Grand Theft Auto V Delayed to March; Specs Revealed Jan 13, 2015, 10:41 Zyrxil
 
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News Comments > Avernum 2: Crystal Souls This Week
1. Re: Avernum 2: Crystal Souls This Week Jan 12, 2015, 12:57 Zyrxil
 
I gotta wonder how much return he's getting on these remakes of remakes, when the engine and assets are now 15 years behind as compared to 10 years behind for the original Exile 2.  
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News Comments > Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag
4. Re: Blizzard's Overwatch Hits TM Snag Jan 12, 2015, 10:53 Zyrxil
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2015, 10:09:
That conflicting link doesn't work, Blue - session expired. But yeah that's weird. My guess is Blizzard will probably just throw money at them and buy it out.

I don't see why they would bother. Overwatch isn't a particularly catchy name, and they haven't really done any marketing yet.
 
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News Comments > Valve: Steam Machines "Front and Center" at GDC
15. Re: Valve: Steam Machines Jan 8, 2015, 21:59 Zyrxil
 
It's only vaguely similar. People have bought into the Steam ecosystem heavily, but they can't force people to stay. MS has power at the OS level, that trumps everything else if they truly wanted to do it. It's not a matter of switch to Linux if nothing you want can run on Linux, hence the Steam Machine and Steamplay experiments.  
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