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Re: Fallout New Vegas 2 Rumor
Jan 30, 2017, 21:24
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Re: Fallout New Vegas 2 Rumor Jan 30, 2017, 21:24
Jan 30, 2017, 21:24
 
I'd like to see this happen too, with a not crap engine and also with Obsidian writing it instead of Bethesda's crappy in-house writing team. But Bethesda burned Obsidian so badly, I'd be amazed if they were involved. And they'll be riding that 2006 version of GameBryo (sorry, "The Creation Engine") into the ground.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Jan 20, 2017, 23:12
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 20, 2017, 23:12
Jan 20, 2017, 23:12
 
It's not a defence but it's a demonstration of people's epic double standards, especially since many of the things I listed above are things where people pay for the privilege of being spied on in a much more intrusive way, unlike the current majority of Windows 10 installs.
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Re: Evening Safety Dance
Jan 20, 2017, 23:04
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Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 20, 2017, 23:04
Jan 20, 2017, 23:04
 
If you're concerned about anonymous, high-level telemetry data, I hope you don't use a smartphone, cellular provider, social network, free e-mail service, loyalty card, credit card, any kind of ad-supported web site or modern AAA video game ever. Because any one of those is tracking more data in a more identifiable way than Windows 10 is.

Source: I work in IT and have studied this extensively as I get asked about it by clients regularly.
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Pulled
Jan 6, 2017, 09:17
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Pulled Jan 6, 2017, 09:17
Jan 6, 2017, 09:17
 
When they pulled some other Marvel related stuff from sale a while back, it's cause they lost the license. I wouldn't be surprised if whoever owns TMNT now yanked it from them, either because it reviewed so poorly or because it didn't hit a sales target.
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Re: Into the Black
Jan 1, 2017, 14:20
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Re: Into the Black Jan 1, 2017, 14:20
Jan 1, 2017, 14:20
 
NegaDeath wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 19:04:
Finding a Mario game offensive is when you know you've hit rock bottom on your crusade. Also, did they just assume Mario's gender? Shameful.

Next the writer will find Tetris shapes to be too phallic.

Ben Kuchera from Polygon already wrote something a while back about how because Tetris was made in communist Russia, playing it is tantamount to endorsing those ideals or something like that.

I think this writer is ridiculous and like most moral crusaders of years past, is trying to make a name for themselves by assuming the world needs to pander to their ridiculous personal hangups. Demanding games change to suit your personal sensibilities (or those of a group you have appointed yourself to represent) is no different than what Jack Thompson did, it's just got a different hat this time.

If a piece of art offends you, you have two options: Don't consume it or make your own that tells what you want it to and make it successful. Whining in an op-ed is the worst kind of slacktivism. But doing real work to invoke change is hard.
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Re: Star Citizen Engine Switch; Alpha Released for Backers
Dec 24, 2016, 14:05
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Re: Star Citizen Engine Switch; Alpha Released for Backers Dec 24, 2016, 14:05
Dec 24, 2016, 14:05
 
Someone else already pointed it out but they're not really switching engines DNF style. Lumberyard is a fork of CryEngine and is more or less the same thing. They're likely making that switch because Crytek is all but dead at this point. The reason Crytek didn't go under the last time they had money problems is because Amazon paid them $75M to basically buy CryEngine outright, everything except the actual copyrights. That's why CryEngine is actually free now, except for premium support, because Amazon made Lumberyard free.

The reason CIG is switching to this is likely because Crytek is all but dead now. They just closed all but 2 of their studios, after months of payroll issues. Crytek took the money Amazon gave them and blew it making VR games. VR games that no one bought because so few people have bought headsets that it's almost impossible to make money on VR games unless a headset maker bankrolls it for you.

I have little faith in Star Citizen but all this took me 5 minutes to figure out. Of course, proper research is too much to ask of the gaming press these days, especially when it's easy to generate clicks with a controversial headline. Bottom line though is that CIG isn't really switching engines, they're just switching to the Amazon version of it because Crytek will probably be bankrupt within a few months.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Dec 22, 2016, 12:58
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Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 22, 2016, 12:58
Dec 22, 2016, 12:58
 
Slick wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 12:34:
so 0.53% of revenues over 5 years will be 750 million dollars. Now watch them squirm, and start hiking rates for the rest of Canadians as an excuse for having to serve all Canadians.

Last I checked broadband internet had a +98.5% profit margin. But we all know how Canadian telcoms operate, so just watch the crying wolf about to start.

Apparently a good chunk of this fund is coming from a fund the companies are still paying into to provide landline service to rural Canada. The CRTC is repurposing that fund because no one cares about landlines any more. But yeah, the telecartels will probably still find a reason to hike rates and say "Well blame Trudeau's socialist CRTC!"
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Dec 21, 2016, 16:17
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 21, 2016, 16:17
Dec 21, 2016, 16:17
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:48:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:08:
Cutter wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:06:
So by this she means run a crowdfunding drive for a couple of million bucks and then just absconds with the money? That sound about the size of it?

And VW finds this pretty funny because after Jan 20th it'll all disappear. It's carte blanche for the corporations for the next 4 years in America. Welcome back to the gilded age of the robber barons.

What money has Brianna Wu kickstarted and absconded with? Her crappy game only generated $13k, and it's been released, so...

But this is the kind of sloppy, irrational hate I expect. Plenty of reasons to dislike Wu, who is perfectly dislikeable on her own, but people keep feeling the need to invent new ones.

Dude, her game was delayed. That doesn't just happen in this industry to people I disagree with.

The PC port of her game (which is all that Kickstarter was for) was massively delayed by years and while the game itself is pretty awful, the PC port was absolute hot garbage that was basically abandoned after going up on Steam. Not to mention how she's been getting thousands a month from Patreon to supposedly hire and pay someone to deal with all the harassment she claims to be getting, a person who by all accounts, probably never existed.

I mean hey, be smug if you want but aside from her insufferable personality and injecting herself into controversies on purpose in order to generate attention for herself, she's also a terrible developer and quite likely, a fraud.
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Re: Ubisoft Giveaway Second Chance
Dec 15, 2016, 20:48
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Re: Ubisoft Giveaway Second Chance Dec 15, 2016, 20:48
Dec 15, 2016, 20:48
 
Anyone actually been able to get this to work? I just keep seeing the spinning Ubisoft Club logo, then a blank page.
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Re: Descent: Underground Next Year?
Dec 14, 2016, 12:01
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Re: Descent: Underground Next Year? Dec 14, 2016, 12:01
Dec 14, 2016, 12:01
 
Based on its current state, they have a LOT of work to do if they want this to come out then in any kind of decent state.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Dec 12, 2016, 14:56
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Re: Morning Interviews Dec 12, 2016, 14:56
Dec 12, 2016, 14:56
 
OBS and Folding@home have both been unreliable or outright broken on NVIDIA drivers since the Summer. OBS had issues with AMD too and AMD fixed it almost immediately. NVIDIA keeps saying they're "looking into it", even though literally the same driver revision broke both functions and one would think it would be relatively easy to look at what they changed and fix it. As a $1,000 1080 owner, I'm far from pleased. When it comes to drivers, these two companies have changed places.
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Re: Crytek Payroll Issues?
Dec 11, 2016, 23:57
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Re: Crytek Payroll Issues? Dec 11, 2016, 23:57
Dec 11, 2016, 23:57
 
PacoTaco wrote on Dec 11, 2016, 18:13:
Crytek always a dirty company, some say run by the Hungarian mob. They created 2 games worth anything, Farcry, and Crysis they fucked up Farcry to the point where Ubisoft got all the code for the engine and the IP because they were so late.

Then fucked up Crysis 2 and 3 for the same reasons with EA, late and shitty. I was hoping Amazon would buy them but I think the dirty strings of EU mob ties are so deep that it is not worth it.

To my friends at Crytek sorry boys it sucks. When you quit scream KEYSER SOOOOOOOOOZE for me!


Any source on that mob stuff? I'm really curious to read about that if so.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Dec 5, 2016, 15:43
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 5, 2016, 15:43
Dec 5, 2016, 15:43
 
Shineyguy wrote on Dec 5, 2016, 14:41:
Ugh, such click bait on that 7700k "article"

The 7700k was tested at LESS THAN 1% slower than the 6700k clock for clock. Thus meaning that it's within the natural variance. So it's the same speed clock per clock as the 6700k.

Which is what Intel was saying all along.

DSOGaming is an awful site that writes tons of clickbait fluff with no substance.
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Re: etc.
Dec 4, 2016, 12:52
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Dec 4, 2016, 12:52
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 17:40:
Cutter, you're an egotistical, self-centered, loud mouthed Canadian douche that most of us wouldn't think twice about throwing off the side of a tall bridge...but this place wouldn't be the same without ya, sooo...

You're right. It'd be better.
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
Nov 28, 2016, 22:15
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Nov 28, 2016, 22:15
Nov 28, 2016, 22:15
 
Folding@home still broken, OBS still broken, many are reporting performance drops in BF1, and myself, a $1,000 1080 owner, is wondering why I wasted my money.
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Re: System Shock Remake Next Year
Nov 18, 2016, 11:05
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Re: System Shock Remake Next Year Nov 18, 2016, 11:05
Nov 18, 2016, 11:05
 
Is it still on Unity or are they going to use an engine where it won't look dated but also run like crap?
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Re: New GeForce Drivers & Warning
Nov 15, 2016, 23:20
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Re: New GeForce Drivers & Warning Nov 15, 2016, 23:20
Nov 15, 2016, 23:20
 
Also, Folding@home and OBS are still broken. Remember when AMD were the ones with the crap drivers?

NVIDIA, speaking as someone who spent almost $1,000CDN on a 1080: GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER!
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Nov 7, 2016, 15:52
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 7, 2016, 15:52
Nov 7, 2016, 15:52
 
So, everyone's going to sell their NVIDIA cards and switch to AMD in protest right? I mean, we all know telemetry of any kind is basically the same as having the NSA watching everything you do right? Right?
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Re: Sunday Patches
Nov 7, 2016, 12:37
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Re: Sunday Patches Nov 7, 2016, 12:37
Nov 7, 2016, 12:37
 
I can't remember where I read it but I believe Volition doesn't own FreeSpace. Either Interplay still does or it was sold off to someone for next to nothing a few years back but it's not in the hands of Volition or Deep Silver (their owners since THQ went under.) Not to say that could just make SpaceFree or something else but yeah, they still have corporate overlords to serve.
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Re: Take-Two Financials
Nov 3, 2016, 12:32
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Re: Take-Two Financials Nov 3, 2016, 12:32
Nov 3, 2016, 12:32
 
Yeah, that conveniently anonymous post pretty much contradicts this financial report. He said Mafia III was a bomb that has sold less than a million units and it's already well exceeded that. His post also doesn't mention Rockstar when talking about Take-Two financials and ignores the well known fact that BioShock (Infinite in particular) was a trainwreck of a project that needed Rod Ferguson brought in to get it back on track. As good as the games Ken Levine helms tend to me, he's notorious for being Tim Schafer-esque in terms of managing time and money. It's amazing to me how much people will instantly listen and believe to some anonymous post with no ability to verify it.

Also, if you think them saying Mafia III is their fastest-selling game is an outright lie, you don't understand how strict laws on this kind of thing are. Lying about that kind of thing in a financial statement is an actual crime and one that can get them sued into the ground.
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