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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
Feb 3, 2016, 19:01
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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 3, 2016, 19:01
Feb 3, 2016, 19:01
 
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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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
Feb 3, 2016, 17:57
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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 3, 2016, 17:57
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.
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Feb 3, 2016, 00:12
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Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 3, 2016, 00:12
Feb 3, 2016, 00:12
 
Cause the iPhone 5C worked out so well for them...
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Feb 2, 2016, 10:37
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 2, 2016, 10:37
Feb 2, 2016, 10:37
 
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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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Feb 1, 2016, 22:10
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 1, 2016, 22:10
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.
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Re: Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring
Jan 25, 2016, 14:26
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Re: Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring Jan 25, 2016, 14:26
Jan 25, 2016, 14:26
 
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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Re: Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring
Jan 25, 2016, 11:19
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Re: Mighty No. 9 Delayed to Spring Jan 25, 2016, 11:19
Jan 25, 2016, 11:19
 
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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Re: Metal Gear Online Beta Today
Jan 12, 2016, 15:55
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Re: Metal Gear Online Beta Today Jan 12, 2016, 15:55
Jan 12, 2016, 15:55
 
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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Re: Sunday Safety Dance
Jan 10, 2016, 18:29
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Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jan 10, 2016, 18:29
Jan 10, 2016, 18:29
 
Pretty much the same as BetaNews.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 5, 2016, 12:25
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 5, 2016, 12:25
Jan 5, 2016, 12:25
 
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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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Dec 31, 2015, 11:00
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 31, 2015, 11:00
Dec 31, 2015, 11:00
 
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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Re: Descent Royalty Dispute
Dec 30, 2015, 14:29
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Re: Descent Royalty Dispute Dec 30, 2015, 14:29
Dec 30, 2015, 14:29
 
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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Re: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper 360 Trailer
Dec 15, 2015, 17:46
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Re: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Jack the Ripper 360 Trailer Dec 15, 2015, 17:46
Dec 15, 2015, 17:46
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 15, 2015, 16:32:
How does Syndicate compare to Black Flag?

I loved Black Flag due to its piratical theme and ship combat. However, what I hated was the wonky controls and chasing after shit (like the shanties).

I've played every AC and Black Flag was the high point of the series. If you liked the ship stuff and didn't like the other stuff, you'll hate the newer games. Buy Rogue cheap as it's basically Black Flag II.

I did not care for Syndicate that much. Even by AC standards, it was hyper repetitive, essentially having you do the same half dozen tasks over and over again. The writing was also weak and while I liked Evie, they went the sitcom hyper stereotype route of making the woman character smart, thoughtful and strategic while the male was is a brash idiot whose lack of forethought into anything literally sets back their plans on multiple occasions. Heaven forfend Ubisoft not wildly overcompensate for last year's offendatron brigade of Unity not having a playable female character. Now we have one but they had to make the male an idiot to compensate and they also made half the gang enemies women, throwing any attempts at period accuracy aside because hey, we wouldn't want to offend anyone with things being how they actually were in the time we're supposed to be reliving. I think Syndicate did some things better than Unity and I think Unity did some things WAY better than Syndicate. Definitely don't buy either anywhere near full price. The PC version of Syndicate is miles ahead of even post-patch Unity though.
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Re: Shadwen Announced
Dec 4, 2015, 23:31
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Re: Shadwen Announced Dec 4, 2015, 23:31
Dec 4, 2015, 23:31
 
This honestly looks like some early prototype footage they're releasing to hopefully drum up interest in the game (and maybe investment.) I know they said Trine 3 released the way it was because they were basically out of money. Yeah, this is definitely not a good way to go about that though. Still, gun to my head, I'd give pre-release money to this before Psychonauts 2. This is more likely to be out on time.
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Re: Psychonauts 2 Announced
Dec 4, 2015, 12:10
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Re: Psychonauts 2 Announced Dec 4, 2015, 12:10
Dec 4, 2015, 12:10
 
Anyone who gives Double Fine yet more crowdfunding money is out of their mind. Broken Age was a mismanaged mess of a project that came out years late, years over its already inflated budget, split into two parts a year apart and ended up being a bad game in the game. Massive Chalice was also late and shipped with less features than it had promised, plus it launched as a Games with Gold free title on Xbox One, burning a lot of backers. Then they abandoned SpaceBase DF-9 in Early Access. And this is after years of their past publisher-funded projects having the same issues. Double Fine makes good games (sometimes) but they're a terribly run company. And when this game runs late and overbudget yet again, somehow everyone will act surprised.

Oh also, it's even scummier that Fig (the platform they're using for this) has Tim Schafer on the corporate advisory board and the company was started and is being run by his former Biz Dev guy. That's like Andy Fastow running LJM while being CFO of Enron.
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Re: Mastertronic in Administration
Nov 27, 2015, 15:04
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Re: Mastertronic in Administration Nov 27, 2015, 15:04
Nov 27, 2015, 15:04
 
I hope this doesn't end up screwing over the devs of Sublevel Zero which Mastertronic published. That's a damn good game and I hope they get paid for it.
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Re: Codemasters Closes Malta Studio
Nov 25, 2015, 11:36
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Re: Codemasters Closes Malta Studio Nov 25, 2015, 11:36
Nov 25, 2015, 11:36
 
Creston wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 11:03:
A studio based in Malta? Why do I get the feeling said studio only existed so middle management at their main studio could visit the Malta studio "for meetings"?

Malta is where 4A Games moved to after the Ukraine was invaded. I think there's a few other small devs there too surprisingly.
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Re: No Arkham Knight Multi-GPU Support
Nov 19, 2015, 19:31
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Re: No Arkham Knight Multi-GPU Support Nov 19, 2015, 19:31
Nov 19, 2015, 19:31
 
saluk wrote on Nov 19, 2015, 19:01:
Nail in the coffin. You guys will be lucky to get any money from pc gamers again.

Maybe that was the idea. Do so bad on the port that they can justify not bothering with ports anymore.

Publicly traded companies don't release a product just in the hope it will fail and lose money so they won't have to make them any more. They just don't make them any more. Someone at WB thought Arkham Knight was in shape to sell and also thinks this is a wise move. Given how well every Arkham game has sold on PC, despite the fact that they were basically all messes at launch (though admittedly not this bad), it seems to have been a safe bet.
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions
Nov 18, 2015, 18:21
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Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 18, 2015, 18:21
Nov 18, 2015, 18:21
 
The imbalance on the panel is pretty striking (though from what I've been reading recently, the publications involved could send whoever they wanted and they were the ones who sent almost all men.) That said, the less influence the pretentious hipsters at Kill Screen have over an award show geared in theory to represent the entire gaming audience, the better. Tale of Tales already somehow managed to get nominated for an award other than "Most Obviously Hates Their Customers." If it was up to Kill Screen, Sunset and Cibele would win every category.
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Re: On Metal Gear Solid's Future
Nov 3, 2015, 13:37
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Nov 3, 2015, 13:37
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 13:13:
Saying he is on vacation is such spin. Everyone can see through the bullshit.

Yep, he's "on vacation" in the sense that he's probably running out the rest of his paid vacation time. Then he'll be gone and Konami will hope no one notices.
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