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Homepage http://geekbravado.com
Signed On Jul 12, 2002, 18:05
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News Comments > DUSK Early Access
6. Re: DUSK Early Access Jan 11, 2018, 13:11 Parallax Abstraction
 
This game looks rad and I really want to cover it. It's a shame the guy who runs New Blood Interactive is a massive toxic asshole. After he proceeded to mock me to his followers on social media because I misspelled his name when asking for press code, I can't cover it fairly any more. He's trying to be all "punk rock" with how he runs his company, which really just means he wants an excuse to act like a prick but claim it's part of his brand.  
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News Comments > Psychonauts 2 Delayed
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 21, 2017, 23:46 Parallax Abstraction
 
It begins again.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 11, 2017, 10:05 Parallax Abstraction
 
Something something something, It Just Works.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 5, 2017, 10:31 Parallax Abstraction
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 08:11:
Never shopped at their retail outlets but if it was anything like their online platform then I'm not that upset. Awful pricing and dodgy "free" shipping deals put them waaaaay down my list when it came to shopping for components.

What's hilarious is how their sister site, DirectCanada, was better in nearly every way while still using the NCIX infrastructure from warehouse to payment processing to shipping.

Yep, I've never had a good experience with NCIX, going back to when they weren't on the ropes. And from what I'm reading, they're screwing everyone with this bankruptcy. A bunch of employees lost pay and were never formally terminated, tons of people placed orders that never shipped and they're being instructed to file complaints with their credit card companies and a bunch of systems that were in-store for repair are just sitting there and people can't get to them. Same thing happened when PC Cyber here in Ottawa went under a number of years ago. Scumbag management.

People joke about Best Buy but I've consistently had better service from them than I ever have from places like Amazon Canada or indeed, NCIX.
 
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News Comments > Who Controls Star Control?
18. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 4, 2017, 10:06 Parallax Abstraction
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Dec 4, 2017, 06:47:
It's worth noting that Brad Wardell is famous for sexually harassing a female employee, sending her a 'sexual purity test', making unwanted sexual contact, telling sexist and vulgar jokes and violating her private life. When she filed a lawsuit he then manufactured a counter-suit to destroy her credibility. It ended with a behind the scenes settlement that involved the woman publicly apologising but it's pretty obvious he paid her off.

Unsurprisingly for someone obsessed with sexual purity he is also a devout conservative famous for boycotting UPS after they withdrew advertising from Fox News due to Glenn Beck making racist and derogatory remarks about Obama.

Put simply he's a bit of an arsehole and it wouldn't surprise me one bit if the allegations made by the original developers are entirely true.

The case wasn't settled, it was dismissed with prejudice. Meaning that she lost due to lack of evidence. A number of other Stardock employees also came forward to say her claims was baseless. By all accounts, she lied to try to destroy someone who didn't advance her in the company at the pace she wanted. But of course, the ethics-bereft the games press that don't believe in due process parroted the lies because it made for good clicks. Several of the so-called "journalists" who spread that garbage have since apologised for getting it wrong. Most of them haven't though because hey, admitting you're wrong is a weakness to them and most of the games press wouldn't know what journalism is if it bit them in the ass.

And while I very much disagree with Brad Wardell's political views, if you're going to boycott every company that employs someone who dares to disagree with you, you should probably find another hobby because nearly every game has someone of that sort involved.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 31, 2017, 22:57 Parallax Abstraction
 
I was reading a couple of stories today that said Netflix suspended the production to consult with the cast and crew. Sounds like they're trying to figure out if people still want to work with him while they figure this out. Can't believe how quickly this moved.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 22, 2017, 23:13 Parallax Abstraction
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 22, 2017, 19:54:
it's likely about to get more interesting since the accusations are flying hard and fast against game journos at kotaku and polygon(current and former) of doing the same thing as Weinstien and Tyler.

You got any reputable links for that? I'm most certainly no fan of either site or many of the people who write for them but this is the first I've heard of this (other than the Nick Robinson thing, which has been quiet since first being revealed.)
 
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News Comments > Ancient Frontier Released
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 21, 2017, 21:45 Parallax Abstraction
 
Going to be dropping a video on this in the next few days. So far with the review version, it's...not great. I hope the final release improves things.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
16. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 17, 2017, 12:55 Parallax Abstraction
 
Vimeo doesn't allow gaming content.

Edit: Oh, turns out they did start allowing it again in 2014.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 13, 2017, 11:47 Parallax Abstraction
 
I think PewDiePie's a fucking idiot and a blight on the YouTube community. He doesn't know or doesn't care the power and influence he has and that the media (wrongly) paints all of YouTube with his brush. He needs to fucking think before he speaks.

That said, what Campo Santo did is childish and stupid. Unfortunately, it's also 100% legal. Nonetheless, it's still a blatant abuse of the spirit of the DMCA and sends an epic chilling effect because this is just the beginning. Now, it's filing a DMCA because of a bigoted remark in a stream. What happens when that becomes filing a DMCA against people like me who (rightly) criticise Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn? What happens when an indie dev DMCAs their game on a channel because that YouTuber gave a bad review to a game made by their friend (remember, Fair Use critique only applies to the video of the friend's game)? What happens when devs decide to just start using the DMCA as a meant to punish channels that are generally fair and balanced but also run by someone who supports Trump? Remember, at least when it comes to Let's Play, it's 100% legal for them to do so, statement on their web site or no. If you think this newly discovered power won't be greatly abused in the current climate of indie devs that see it as an ideological mace, you're very naive.

I try to separate art from artist whenever I can. While I may end up playing Campo Santo's next game, I can tell you what I won't bring it near my YouTube or Mixer channels with a 10 foot pole, nor will a lot of other creators. That doesn't help them, nor does it help Campo Santo.

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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 26, 2017, 22:29 Parallax Abstraction
 
You're good people Blue.

I ended up hitting a game breaking bug in Syndrome today (which by the way, don't believe the Steam reviews, it's a buggy mess, not a good game and not even that scary) and decided to finish up by playing through Stories Untold. For a largely text based game, it scared the crap out of me way more than Syndrome did. It's on sale this weekend and I highly recommend it.

Ziggurat tomorrow's going to be a blast!
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 23, 2017, 10:20 Parallax Abstraction
 
They already have. It's the garbage "Epic Launcher", also the only place you can buy Epic titles, just to keep in mind the next time Sweeney whines about other storefronts being anti-competitive (which he also does frequently.)  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
8. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Announced Aug 19, 2017, 22:22 Parallax Abstraction
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 19, 2017, 16:03:
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 19, 2017, 14:45:
Sad state of patents when someone can patent a 1 click operation. What a bunch of idiots reside in the patent office. Bezos should be banned for life from ever getting a patent again.
Don't blame Bezos. He's just playing by the rules as written. There are so many bad patents out there. Blame the Repubs for defunding the patent office.

That you play by shitty rules doesn't excuse you from being shitty yourself. No one forced him to.
 
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News Comments > Spintires: MudRunner Announced
6. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Announced Aug 18, 2017, 15:56 Parallax Abstraction
 
Kajetan wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 13:21:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 18, 2017, 11:28:
So wait, this is published by Focus and developed by Sabre. So the original developer's not involved in this at all?
He is. He now works for the new studio.

Like, he works for Sabre now? I know he had a dispute with his original publisher. So he is involved with this?
 
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News Comments > Spintires: MudRunner Announced
2. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Announced Aug 18, 2017, 11:28 Parallax Abstraction
 
So wait, this is published by Focus and developed by Sabre. So the original developer's not involved in this at all?  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: Starbreeze Publishing Psychonauts 2 Aug 10, 2017, 00:08 Parallax Abstraction
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 21:28:
If you make a good game great sales will follow.

History is littered with good games that didn't sell. Tales from the Borderlands actually was good. Quite good for Telltale actually. And a Borderlands game that actually had writing that wasn't shit.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Teases Project 1v1
13. Re: Starbreeze Publishing Psychonauts 2 Aug 9, 2017, 08:47 Parallax Abstraction
 
Gadzooks wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 00:51:
Takes over failed game project - Duke Nukem... game bombs

You're not wrong about Gearbox in general but as depressing as it is, Duke Nukem Forever sold well and made money for both Gearbox and 2K.
 
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News Comments > Tempest 4000 Announced
6. Re: Starbreeze Publishing Psychonauts 2 Aug 9, 2017, 08:37 Parallax Abstraction
 
Tom wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 02:30:
Wow, surprised they worked out their differences after Atari shut down Minter's VR TxK release with legal threats. He had some choice words for them...

The last couple of attempts at this new, basically scam Atari publishing games didn't work out so well. Asteroids: Outpost was dropped in Early Access, basically never updated, then abandoned. And the attempt to Left 4 Dead Alone In the Dark was an abomination. And in both cases, the first time developers both went under and rumours abounded that Atari basically never paid them. And yeah, they attempted to sue Jeff Minter just because they could. I suspect he was either strongarmed into working with them to not get sued or he chose to, in which case, he'll probably get screwed in a similar way. I hope not though.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Starbreeze Publishing Psychonauts 2 Jul 3, 2017, 00:11 Parallax Abstraction
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 12:52:
The Robotron for 2017 review is actually for a game called Nex Machina. It does look pretty fantastic. Not surprising, considering its pedigree (Housemarquee). The video review sold me on it, buying it on the mobile app.

Correct, it is of Nex Machina. I don't like having to preface my video titles with keyword bait like that but I'm a tiny channel and unfortunately, doing that does drive more views from search results. Blue usually gets the title right but I guess he was in a hurry.

Glad you enjoyed the video. The game is fantastic indeed. My content's been spotty lately cause life has been kind of a mess the last couple of months but I'm hoping to record another video tomorrow and get more regular ones coming in the next couple of weeks. My channel's actually experienced a decent amount of growth in views thanks to Blue posting my links so thanks for watching!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. No subject Jun 25, 2017, 19:21 Parallax Abstraction
 
While this situation looks suspicious to put it mildly, Derek Smart is also one of the last people I would trust to comment on it objectively.  
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