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Signed On Apr 5, 2002, 20:41
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record
32. Re: Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record Jun 3, 2014, 19:55 Steele Johnson
This is the peak for current gen consoles! Haha!  
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News Comments > WildStar Launches - Free Realm Transfers
13. Re: WildStar Launches - Free Realm Transfers Jun 3, 2014, 16:41 Steele Johnson
I think due to the impending video game crash, this game will do fairly well since there aren't a whole lot of triple-A games to play these days (there's still a lot of gamers who only want to play triple-A titles).

This industry is rapidly changing. The new consoles will not see nearly as many triple-A games as their predecessors given the ridiculously high cost of development (hence the crash) and the higher risk. Developers are moving onto the smaller companies with lower budget and focusing on a wider install base (PC/Mac/Tablet/Phone). I actually feel bad for people that rushed out and bought the current gen console. I guess they can use it for other things like movie streaming, etc, but the current gen consoles for gaming is not going to happen.

Hopefully after the crash, the industry will recover by building tools and hardware to decrease the cost of developing triple-A titles, but I doubt that will be the direction. I'd really hate for the next 10 years to be low-budget mobile games and early access PC/Mac. That's not what I care about as a gamer. But I have a bad feeling it's going to be fairly boring for a long time after the crash until VR comes along. But I have my doubts about the first versions of VR tech, too. The industry is currently in a sad state... and it's an end to an amazing era that I'll never forget.
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News Comments > Steam Machines Delayed
32. Re: Steam Machines Delayed May 29, 2014, 01:06 Steele Johnson
Creston wrote on May 28, 2014, 11:16:
Beamer wrote on May 28, 2014, 11:04:
And if they don't make their games multiplatform, will you dual boot?

I doubt many people will, so all of this will live and die by how many devs will make their games available on SteamOS. (I hereby nominate we refer to it as SOS from now on.)

If you can get enough games on SOS, it'll gain traction, but if it's just a few devs, then there won't be anyone interested in running it, which will lead to even those devs saying there's no point in it.

So far the signs are encouraging, but it's going to take a concerted effort of at least several years before any sizable number of people switches.

That's exactly what will happen. Software sells hardware and most devs aren't going to jump on that platform. Valve is just a little too late to the game. Times are going to change in the next couple of years, particularly for gaming, and I very much doubt there's going to be a need for a dedicated gaming machine (consoles go bye bye) other than VR headset wars. It's going to be a race for the next big thing. Gone is the day of staring at a monitor unless you want to play any of the many shitty, unfinished, early access games (just the thing that Valve is doing to Steam). There's just a lot of money going into completely new technology.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Tropico 5
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Tropico 5 May 23, 2014, 21:22 Steele Johnson
D4rkKnight wrote on May 23, 2014, 18:14:
Tropico 1, version 5 has been released!

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News Comments > Steam In-Home Streaming Launches
15. Re: Steam In-Home Streaming Launches May 22, 2014, 00:05 Steele Johnson
Wow, they just made their Steam Machine obsolete! wtf?? lol  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization May 20, 2014, 20:58 Steele Johnson
HorrorScope wrote on May 20, 2014, 20:17:
There just so expensive, to say it replaced laptops. You can get decent general purpose laptops for $300-$400. The cheapest i3 Surface is $780. How can you think to replace something with double the cost? MS you funny guys.

These are targeting businesses, not the casual user that just reads web pages and plays mobile games. And you cannot get a decent business laptop for $300 - $400. At that range, they're all sh!t. So yeah, go buy a chomebook if all you want to do is browse. If you want to get real work done and also have a touch interface, MS is going in the right direction while the casual companies neglect business needs.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse May 16, 2014, 12:25 Steele Johnson
"Outage of Adobe Creative Cloud, more than a day old, locked out app users."

I can't take the red eye out of my family picture because I'm not connected to the cloud. lol

Looks like the Adobe cloud subscription model is working out for everyone.
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption Windows Listing Spotted
18. Re: Red Dead Redemption Windows Listing Spotted May 12, 2014, 23:41 Steele Johnson
One of the best games I've ever played. I'd buy it again for a pc version.  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
13. Re: Saturday Consolidation May 11, 2014, 01:31 Steele Johnson
Who cares? It's probably the last generation of consoles anyway.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10 Redux
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Redux May 5, 2014, 14:05 Steele Johnson
ASeven wrote on May 5, 2014, 12:39:
Prison Architect is criminally fun. Anyone who loved the old tycoon games should get this one. Despite the theme the game really is fun to play. Perhaps the best tycoon game since Rollercoaster Tycoon 2.

I don't buy games that have been in alpha for years. Do you work for them or something?
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News Comments > Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations
24. Re: Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations May 5, 2014, 14:01 Steele Johnson
Everyone knew this sh!t was going to happen after the sale to Facebook. This is just one example of why the community was against the Facebook deal. First of all, too much exposure to a pile of money. Secondly, Facebook lost in a similar lawsuit in the past. Thirdly, it's obviously a politically driven project (what they didn't want). Personally, I think they shouldn't have sold out to the behemoth that is Facebook and just continued to try and fund it privately with private investors. They could have gotten enough interest given the technology and the people working on the project. But greed got to them, too, so I really can't give them any sympathy for what's happening, even if there are no damages.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 4, 2014, 15:09 Steele Johnson
[VG]Reagle wrote on May 4, 2014, 14:37:
Windows 8 sucks

You've just earned the "I'm cool" badge of the day.

How about this, clicking one checkbox makes win8 a better win7. But I know that's too confusing to the hipsters.
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 4, 2014, 12:36 Steele Johnson
"iOS7 style changes coming to Mac OS X"

Cool, now all the hipster Windows 8 haters have something new to complain about. The general hipster uses Mac OS X for their desktop (because they've abandoned Windows), and Android phones because the iPhone is too "mainstream". So now what will they do? Switch to Chromebooks? Yup! lol
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 30, 2014, 15:29 Steele Johnson
"Whatever happened to Blu-ray?"

Convenience over quality. What applies to music downloads also applies to movies. People care more about ease of use and convenience than the quality of picture and sound. Those two things are more like a bonus than a "must have". A "must have" is a Netflix streaming account, not a Blu-ray player.
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News Comments > H1Z1 Gameplay Footage
4. Re: H1Z1 Gameplay Footage Apr 30, 2014, 15:11 Steele Johnson
Looks like the original Medal of Honor with zombies. Zzzzzzz...  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gameplay Trailers
155. Re: Star Citizen Gameplay Trailers Apr 14, 2014, 02:08 Steele Johnson
Kickstarter fail?  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Requires Uplay
20. Re: Watch Dogs Requires Uplay Apr 8, 2014, 13:28 Steele Johnson
Why is that a problem? Everyone is moving to digital distribution whether you like it or not. Get over it and welcome to 2010.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Launches
50. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Launches Apr 4, 2014, 16:40 Steele Johnson
BitWraith wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 11:28:
Creston wrote on Apr 4, 2014, 11:25:
With 5 million people registered for beta, itís clear that a large number of fans are eager to jump online and experience everything the game has to offer play an MMO for free to see if it's any good.

Let us know how many people subscribe after their first month is over.

I'd say very few. It's obvious that World of Warcraft was a unique case. I like this game, but I don't see any reason why this one will buck the trend.

They said the same thing about FFXIV: A Realm Reborn and their servers are still jammed with players. I doubt any mmo will ever come close to what Blizzard achieved. Even Blizzard won't make that happen again. That was just a good game with the right timing. Like a lot of fluky success stories. The state of this genre now is that if you're looking for something completely new, you're not going to get it (yet), but if you love the genre (like you love FPS, RTS, etc), you'll most likely enjoy ESO.
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation in October
10. Re: Alien: Isolation in October Mar 29, 2014, 19:13 Steele Johnson
This game should have co-op campaign. If it did, I'd buy it full price out of the gate. But since it's single-player only, gonna wait a long while when i can pick it up for $7.  
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News Comments > WildStar Bonus Beta Weekend
3. Re: WildStar Bonus Beta Weekend Mar 28, 2014, 22:30 Steele Johnson
PropheT wrote on Mar 28, 2014, 21:22:
Got invited to this and logged on to play a bit, and all I really had to say afterward was that the UI is godawful. Whether it was simple navigation on character creation menus, or trying to tell which chat bubble that was up on the screen was the one I was actually involved in, or figure out what a quest reward was from a 3 pixel icon it gives there's just nothing good about the UI. The entire thing needs to be scrapped completely and redone.

I think it plays ok, and it looks good, but interacting with the game is migraine inducing.

You'd think that there has been enough of these games to know what works and what doesn't. Why do they have to reinvent the wheel? Just borrow good designs from other games and be done with it.
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