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Homepage http://geekbravado.com
Signed On Jul 12, 2002, 18:05
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 26, 2016, 23:29 Parallax Abstraction
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 26, 2016, 14:16:
Toshiba produced consumer computers? Huh? I always thought they just built hardware for consumer computers... maybe that's why they leave that market, nobody knew they were in it.

They've been producing laptops since the 80s. They're pretty popular in my neck of the woods at least. Decently made for the price, though their driver support is pretty awful. I thought I read something lately that said them, Vaio and Fujitsu were merging their PC businesses.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Fighting Hostile Takeover
3. Re: Ubisoft Fighting Hostile Takeover Feb 26, 2016, 09:43 Parallax Abstraction
 
I don't understand this. Vivendi was apparently bleeding tons of money which is why they sold their stake in the highly profitable Activision. Now only a couple of years after doing that, they're trying to spend a pile of money to buy another publisher?  
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News Comments > Dirty Bomb Ranked Season One Begins
5. Re: Dirty Bomb Ranked Season One Begins Feb 25, 2016, 23:06 Parallax Abstraction
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 09:11:
Caladell wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 00:32:
It's free to play...
I know what you mean though. Played an earlier beta, and was completely underwhelmed.
Its infested with cheaters. 10 times worse than CSGO, which is bad already.
Too bad, because its a real cool concept and a lot of fun.

They replaced their anti-cheat system a while back and in 15+ hours I've played of it in the last two weeks, I had one single match where something felt suspicious.

Honestly, this game is what Brink should have been. I tend to flame out of competitive online shooters fairly quick but I've played a lot of this and am still really enjoying it. It is free-to-play but the business model is fair and reasonable (I've unlocked a bunch of new Mercs and loadouts and haven't spent a penny), there are a lot of people playing it and it's fast and encourages teamwork organically. I've only once played it with more than one person I know and teams tend to gel and get effective together fairly quick.

It's honestly been quite a pleasant surprise to me.
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed
3. Re: Master of Orion Early Access Next Week; Voice Cast Detailed Feb 18, 2016, 12:07 Parallax Abstraction
 
They're clearing spending some real money on this thing. I hope the game is as good as the cast.  
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News Comments > Hitman GO: Definitive Edition Next Week
5. Re: Hitman GO: Definitive Edition Next Week Feb 15, 2016, 16:13 Parallax Abstraction
 
Hitman GO is actually a pretty decent game and if the port is done well, could be good on PC and console. It was a proper "Pay and get everything" mobile game, not a free-to-play microtransaction fest. It's not a typical Hitman game as it's a turn-based strategy thing but it's very well made and quite challenging. I enjoyed it on my Android phone and I play very few mobile games I think are worth anything. If this port this well and it's not twice the price as on mobile, it could be cool.  
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News Comments > Hatred Developer's New Greenlight
4. Re: Hatred Developer's New Greenlight Feb 11, 2016, 11:34 Parallax Abstraction
 
Well, they're actually releasing games which is one up on RWS.

Another crappy game that's riding controversy to make sales. And the press will probably give them all the free PR they could ever want, just like they did with Hatred.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Firewatch
5. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Firewatch Feb 9, 2016, 22:02 Parallax Abstraction
 
I really hope this game is more than just walking and talking but I know very little about how it actually plays. Curious if some video reviews go up.  
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
7. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 3, 2016, 23:20 Parallax Abstraction
 
Squirmer wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 20:39:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 3, 2016, 17:57:
Alexander announces she's leaving games journalism by asking people to Kickstart a book for her Offworld site that was so unpopular, it didn't even make it a year before closing. And it's on track to smash its goal. You can't make this up.
Sounds like enough people want it, then, so what's your problem?

And 750,000 visitors a month doesn't sound unpopular.

If it wasn't, then the site would still be going. I don't particularly have a problem with the book. If people want to throw more money at her for her pretentious, preachy writing, that's fine, even if a couple of the contributing authors in that book are pretty deplorable people. It's more the fact that she's leaving the industry from a failed site and still needs to ask people for more money on her way out the door. I just find that more amusing than anything.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 3, 2016, 19:01 Parallax Abstraction
 
In her farewell/buy my book blog post, she said that she and the other person she ran the site with have left and that she doesn't know what Boing Boing plans to do with the brand next. This is the second incarnation of Offworld that's flopped.

I can see a lot of similarities to Kill Screen for sure. But then again, I couldn't stand that site either. Way too far up their own backsides for me.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 3, 2016, 17:57 Parallax Abstraction
 
Alexander announces she's leaving games journalism by asking people to Kickstart a book for her Offworld site that was so unpopular, it didn't even make it a year before closing. And it's on track to smash its goal. You can't make this up.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 3, 2016, 00:12 Parallax Abstraction
 
Cause the iPhone 5C worked out so well for them...  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 2, 2016, 10:37 Parallax Abstraction
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 22:33:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 1, 2016, 22:10:
I seem to remember at one point that a bunch of companies were considering putting data centers in the far north (particularly the northern Canadian territories) because they essentially can just pull in outside air for cooling and won't need A/C. I wonder if that's still a plan. They're running a new fiber trunk through the Northwest Passage that they're supposed to be forking off and sending to the territories.
How would you keep the polar bears from chewing through the cables?


Turrets?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 1, 2016, 22:10 Parallax Abstraction
 
I seem to remember at one point that a bunch of companies were considering putting data centers in the far north (particularly the northern Canadian territories) because they essentially can just pull in outside air for cooling and won't need A/C. I wonder if that's still a plan. They're running a new fiber trunk through the Northwest Passage that they're supposed to be forking off and sending to the territories.  
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News Comments > Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring
6. Re: Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring Jan 25, 2016, 14:26 Parallax Abstraction
 
Yeah, that's pretty crap. At least they're still posting updates on occasion. I have several projects I've backed that just completely went dark. I'm pretty much done with Kickstarter at this point. All the big projects I want always get funded anyway and the fact that Kickstarter washes their hands of all accountability while still taking a chunk of the proceeds is really beginning to irk me.  
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News Comments > Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring
4. Re: Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring Jan 25, 2016, 11:19 Parallax Abstraction
 
With how this game is constantly getting delayed and downgraded, it might as well have the Double Fine logo on it at this point.

What was the Jeremy Soule Kickstarter? I never heard about that one.
 
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News Comments > Metal Gear Online Beta Today
3. Re: Metal Gear Online Beta Today Jan 12, 2016, 15:55 Parallax Abstraction
 
I give it 2 days until it's overrun with cheaters that Konami will do nothing about. Not unlike GTA V.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 10, 2016, 18:29 Parallax Abstraction
 
Pretty much the same as BetaNews.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 5, 2016, 12:25 Parallax Abstraction
 
NKD wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 10:23:
I love seeing Gawker fall upon hard times. I'm not much for wanting peoples ventures to fail, but these guys are really scummy.

Sadly, Sam "Bring Back Bullying" Biddle is still employed. I think he just got shuffled to another one of Gawker's site. One down, several yet to go.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 31, 2015, 11:00 Parallax Abstraction
 
The Windows 10 spying stuff is largely FUD and I say that as someone who both runs Windows 10 and has looked into this extensively as many clients have asked me about it. There's a lot of tin foil hattery around it, largely said by people on social networks which collect buckets more data about you.

As for the OS itself, I've been very impressed with it. I did an in-place upgrade on my gaming/video editing machine which is full of tempermental software and other than one audio utility I had to reinstall, everything worked splendidly. It performs better than Windows 7, has more features and restores a sane UI. I've been quite happy with it.
 
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News Comments > Descent Royalty Dispute
6. Re: Descent Royalty Dispute Dec 30, 2015, 14:29 Parallax Abstraction
 
wtf_man wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 13:46:
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 11:56:
How's that Fallout MMO coming along, Herve??

Bwwwaaaaaahahahahahahahaaaaahahahahaaa


Well... it apparently turned into Earthrise... Masthead and Interplay don't seem to be involved anymore... Last Blog entry is on April 2014 and the forums are offline.

I'd have to say "It's dead, Jim"

Interplay lost their dispute with Bethesda because they didn't get the MMO to the milestones they had to so I believe Bethesda owns the whole thing now. They probably sold off what little they had to whoever is now apparently not developing Earthrise any more.
 
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