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News Comments > DOOM Patch; Free DLC; Price Drop; Free Weekend
24. Re: DOOM Patch; Free DLC; Price Drop; Free Weekend Jul 21, 2017, 01:46 mag
 
Dentorro wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 13:15:
FloorPie wrote on Jul 20, 2017, 03:55:
According to windows, my Doom install is now only 67GB. IIRC, before mega patch it was 78GB.

I think you are thinking of the hi rez texture pack of fallout 4

Fallout 4 was 78GB? Goddamn. It was kind of an ugly game, too.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 19, 2017, 00:25 mag
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 18, 2017, 20:46:
Musk made his money from paypal right? Besides that, are any of his businesses actually profitable? I hear all these science fiction ideas he's always touting and I wonder if he's just writing off colossal losses for taxation purposes.

SpaceX has been kind of flirting with profitability, and I'd guess that should turn to "solidly profitable" in the near-ish future, having proven they can relaunch their used rocket-bits.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 17, 2017, 20:47 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 17, 2017, 18:28:
I always knew Twitter was for dumb people. Glad they've proven that beyond any question now.

Trump's access to Twitter will be the savior of democracy. November, 2020, without Twitter: "I mean, I remember hating Trump, but I don't remember why. This other guy is new and different and I fear change. I'll vote Trump again."

Nevember, 2020, with Twitter: "I mean, I remember hating Trump, but I don't--" "The NSA (BIG DUMMIES) won't let me tell Putin that the nuke code is 1-2-3-4-5! SAD!" "Oh, right, that's why."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 14, 2017, 18:11 mag
 
NKD wrote on Jul 14, 2017, 17:54:
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 14, 2017, 13:55:
Mars is a lost cause anyway. What would we do when we get there? Pat ourselves on the back, poke the soil a bit, learn what we already know and later become abandoned like the Moon?

If anything, shift that budget in to one of the many moons which actually have reasons to be further explored.

While the destination is somewhat debatable, Mars is considered to be the easiest target, and the one we know the most variables about.

Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 14, 2017, 14:13:
Yeah, I have to agree. Other than "because it is there", there isn't much reason to go to Mars. If we ever get the technology to do some true terraforming, then it would make sense. I don't see happening in the next 100 years. Maybe it is poor perception on my part, but the rate of change in technology seems to be slowing some in the last decade or so...

Manned exploration is good for public image, and not much else. In other words, its the thing that keeps space in the public eye, and keeps the public willing to fund it. Robots are better and less risky, but aren't as sexy to the general public. You need a manned goal to keep things rolling, even if 99% of your launches are probes.

Also the technologies developed for manned space travel sometimes lead to intermediate technologies that can be used for other stuff here on Earth.


There are lots of things that people are just better at, too. And the hour transmission time to Mars doesn't help. A couple of humans and a dune buggy could accomplish in an afternoon pretty everything that the rovers have been able to do on Mars (and more!). At extraordinary cost, sure.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Jun 23, 2017, 10:30 mag
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 23, 2017, 06:13:
GoG/CDProjekt pulling off what Gearbox couldn't. Remastering Homeworld: Cataclysm. Nice job guys.

Unfortunately, this is a remaster (that's not really what GOG/CDproject do). It's just a re-release. Which is still something, since it's been unavailable for ages.
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam's Bogus Detour Now Available
3. Re: Serious Sam's Bogus Detour Now Available Jun 21, 2017, 01:09 mag
 
Cram wrote on Jun 20, 2017, 21:22:
Fuck off.

Serious Sam 4 is Vaporware, and I'm not happy about it. It may not even be Vaporware, but a practical joke from Croteam while they create this kind of shit. The IP has become irrelevant. It happened right about that time they went CoD with SS3's first half of the game and it never recovered.

Croteam didn't make this game. Crackshell did.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 18, 2017, 21:14 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 21:07:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 12:53:
Microsoft is building a specialty item, it's not meant to compete in the pc market like Asus, Acer, the majority of Dell products and others.
And it's also priced that way.

Also laptops will never go away. There's just too much utility to them, especially for business.

Don't be silly. If you can't do it on a 4" screen with a $5 app it isn't worth doing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 16, 2017, 21:31 mag
 
Company style guides usually dictate tabs or spaces. Successful companies that can pay developers well dictate spaces as best practice. Ta-da.  
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News Comments > CODE VEIN PC Plans Confirmed
1. Re: CODE VEIN PC Plans Confirmed Jun 12, 2017, 19:41 mag
 
This sounds interesting? But oh my god so anime.  
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News Comments > Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Trailer
6. Re: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Trailer Jun 10, 2017, 20:04 mag
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 19:45:
Alamar wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 16:08:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 10, 2017, 11:18:
Between this and Dead Cells, metroidvanias are getting a LOT of love in the near future.

Can't wait to give this one a try.

Thanks for mentioning Dead Cells... Had never heard of it, but looks interesting, and is now on my wait list : )

I had only first heard of it about a month ago and have been trying to spread word about it since giving it a try in early access.

It's coming along quite nicely. The music, art style, animations and gameplay are all very well done.

Agree! Even in early access, Dead Cells is really solid. Love the feel, the art style, the design.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 9, 2017, 17:26 mag
 
Saboth wrote on Jun 8, 2017, 19:31:
Rhett wrote on Jun 8, 2017, 15:08:
Blah. One of like 3 shows that I (re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re)watch on Netflix.


Although I've pretty much memorized most episodes, if I can't sleep, Futurama is comfortable enough that I can fall asleep easier if it's on.

Yeah. They already took away Bob's Burgers. When Futurama goes, I guess I'll probably kill Netflix again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 8, 2017, 19:05 mag
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 8, 2017, 10:22:
Liquid He is almost as cold as H.
The new Kaby Lake-X models are very overclocking friendly when paired with liquid nitrogen and helium, but we aren't sure of overclocking ceilings with more accessible air or water cooling just yet.
The overclock on air/water cooled kabylakes is nothing to write home about.

Liquid He is actually significantly colder than liquid H. Hydrogen's boiling point is ~20 K and Helium's is ~4 K.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 3, 2017, 16:16 mag
 
Dev wrote on Jun 3, 2017, 12:27:
mag wrote on Jun 3, 2017, 10:35:

These are the same prices that Micro Center has been selling them at since release. It's just Amazon cutting prices to match the rest of the market.
You realize those are below cost, right? That's why micro center only sells CPUs locally, not online. They want people to come in for bundles so they can make up the costs.

I'm totally aware. And the above is Amazon matching their price. They don't quote AMD officially cutting the prices.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 3, 2017, 10:35 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 3, 2017, 10:00:
Tom wrote on Jun 3, 2017, 05:10:
Uh huh, have fun with your AMD CPUs...

For what he is doing with his PC, it may be a better choice. but if that I7 with 6 cores really comes with a 15% IPC increase to the 7700, then Ryzen looks pretty pale in comparison, pale as in 30% slower per core.

And I have no doubt this price change is because of that single announcement. If that IPC boost is really true, then Ryzen 1800 won't even compete against the 6 core I7, especially if the I7 runs each core at 4GHZ or more by default.

These are the same prices that Micro Center has been selling them at since release. It's just Amazon cutting prices to match the rest of the market.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
10. Re: Game Reviews Jun 2, 2017, 01:47 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 2, 2017, 00:01:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 22:51:
Beamer wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 15:22:
Orogogus wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 14:21:
I think that was Beamer, and in the context of Fallout it seems clear to me he was talking about giant world RPGs. Because otherwise, Diablo 3 and a few other ARPGs are doing well, and I believe the new X-COM games, too.

He also said big budget games, and Tokyo 42 doesn't look like a big huge game, but on the other hand Diablo 3 totally is and the XCOM games weren't small change, either.


Fair enough, Diablo and XCOM, though that's three in the past 5 years. I still say it's a dead style. One AAA isometric game may trickle out each year, but to me, that's dead.
Shadowrun? Battletech? Civ 6? Divinity Original Sin? Total Warhammer? Stellaris? AotS? Cities: Skylines? PoE? Invisible Inc? Lara Croft: GotL? Grey Goo?

Most aren't AAA releasea. They don't have marketing budgets of significant size. You won't see ads for them on TV.

Civ is different, too. You can't make that a much different view.

Define AAA game.

How many games a year get TV ads? Like five? Is Clash of the Clans AAA? It's probably got the largest promotion budget of any game in history.
 
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News Comments > Starpoint Gemini 2 Giveaway
5. Re: Starpoint Gemini 2 Giveaway May 22, 2017, 23:03 mag
 
Cutter wrote on May 22, 2017, 22:46:
And when I posted a contstructive criticism of the game...

So, like, when you say "constructive criticism..."
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
37. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 21, 2017, 17:02 mag
 
ledhead1969 wrote on May 20, 2017, 13:27:
Brazor wrote on May 20, 2017, 12:39:
Part of the problem (especially out here in California) is that there isn't anyone to hire for those jobs. There hasn't been in a while. Some companies are forced to switch to robots before they lose too many of their current workers to old age, i.e retirement or death.
There are plenty of qualified people who can do those jobs. Both legal and illegal residents across all ethnicity's, handicapped or not. They are not applying for the jobs.

Huh?

They switch to robots because who in their right mind would pay some idiot $15 to flip burgers or move boxes.

And who in their right mind would flip burgers for 8 hrs/day to only make 1/3 the poverty rate?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation May 8, 2017, 11:11 mag
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 8, 2017, 09:57:
"Xbox Boss"
I hate it when they call him that. Sounds so dumb.

When you defeat him, the entire Xbox collapses around you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 4, 2017, 18:06 mag
 
Beamer wrote on May 4, 2017, 16:13:
Verno wrote on May 4, 2017, 16:10:
Dacote wrote on May 4, 2017, 13:59:
jdreyer wrote on May 4, 2017, 13:04:
AMD and Nvidia silicon manufacturing secrets allegedly stolen and sold to China.

Fckin China man.
It ain't China's fault.
Where there's a demand a supply will follow.
Maybe we'll get cheaper gpu's out of it.

What the fuck. It is most certainly China's fault and no one else is entitled to your IP just because they want it for free. I hope I am just misreading sarcasm here or something jesus fucking christ.

It isn't stealing because technically AMD and Nvidia didn't lose anything. Plus, those Chinese companies were probably planning to buy them, but wanted to test them out, first. They'll probably still buy it when AMD and Nvidia drop the price low enough, I mean, if Steam does a sale on those manufacturing secrets for, say, $5, the Chinese companies would be all over it, and therefore it's 100% ok.


Jonathan Swift would be proud.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: SpaceX satellites May 3, 2017, 23:35 mag
 
Creston wrote on May 3, 2017, 22:52:
I usually never go against Elon Musk, because the guy is really, REALLY fucking smart and even his craziest ideas somehow make their way into reality, but 4500 satellites? And then 7500 more??? Ignoring the fact that that's 3 (or like 9 with the 7500 extra) times the current amount of satellites in the entire sky world-wide, how on earth does he ever expect this to become cost-efficient??


By holding all of the other satellite owners hostage! Say, that's a nice TV uplink you've got there. It'd be a shame if someone were to collide with it.
 
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