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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: No Chance of Fallout 4 on Xbox 360 or PS3. Jun 8, 2015, 15:47 mag
 
gravity wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 12:15:
Wait.. why? Not that I care (as I don't have either, and prefer PC versions in all cases they are available), but...

(from the article)
"It is not coming to 360 and PS3, the stuff we’re doing will never work there," Bethesda's global community manager Matt Grandstaff said in a NeoGAF thread.
(end quote)

The stuff we've seen looks nothing like next-gen hardware mandatory. In fact, it looks like all F:NV/F3 mod-work at best (so far).

Mind you, it's very early still... but was anyone truly impressed with anything in that trailer? Can someone reference engine improvements to GameBryo that support leaving behind last-gen devices?

Could be as simple as them wanting larger game areas that won't fit into the meager ram on the PS3 or 360.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2015, 09:36 mag
 
Redmask wrote on Jun 7, 2015, 04:19:
Cutter wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 19:42:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 14:42:
Walmart

Hooray for small changes?

Instead, the company is bringing back Radio Walmart after 9 years, meaning an actual DJ will keep things fresh, rather than playing the same handful of CD’s over and over as many stores did, driving countless associates (and customers, too, probably) batty. Even better, individual stores will have more control over their thermostats rather than having headquarters decide.

Foran also talked about a new push he called the “10-feet rule.” Associates must greet customers and make eye contact when they are within 10 feet as a way to lift sales.

Yeah, because that's not annoying at all. I *hate* the retail experience simple because of this mindset. Everytime I walk in, or even by a place, you hear 'Hi how are you? - like you really care - 'Is there anything I can help you with/If you need anything let me know.' Gee? Really? Thanks I never would have figured that out on my own, I thought you were part of the display. Just leave me alone, you'll know if I'm seeking you out because you'll hear, 'Excuse me...'

Most people actually desire human contact, there's a reason those questions are asked. You are an extreme outlier of society who wants to live in a cucumber flat or whatever, accept that its not aimed at you.

The only reason those questions are asked is that it's been demonstrated that it reduces shoplifting.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 2, 2015, 18:15 mag
 
Task wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 18:04:
The CIA/Pentagon Times more like.

And yet, our very own Pentagon employs trolls too and so do other Western intelligence services - The JTRIG document. US Airforce uses software to create an Army of fake people. So all is fair in love and war? So yeah, everyone does it, not just Russia but the MSM blasts the headlines with Russia does it, not us! And yet if you google search "us army/pentagon paid trolls" ALL you get is Russia.

What's even more funny is that on occasion, I've been called a "russian troll" on other sites when I didn't "tow the mainstream line" so to speak. It reminds me of how it was long ago if you were anti-war in WW1/WW2, historically people were called unpatriotic and such tripe. During the Cold War, you were called a "Pinko Commie" or "Red" for joining the anti-war or civil rights movement. Its the same thing today - you are either with us, or you are the enemy sort of nonsense.

The more you demean a society and their people by projection, the easier it is when the time comes for bombs to fly and shoot to kill.

Alright, so Task is one of them. How many more of our resident trolls are actually Russians?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 2, 2015, 04:03 mag
 
InBlack wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 02:33:
Zanderat1 wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 21:32:
DX12?

Are you fucking kidding me? They are pulling a Vista? Again? Win10 will be DX12 exclusive? Fucking Microsoft...

It's been obvious that that's the case for a long time. And Win10 is free for Win7 and Win8 users.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2015, 23:36 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on May 30, 2015, 22:03:
1badmf wrote on May 30, 2015, 17:49:
ViRGE wrote on May 30, 2015, 17:23:
Fantaz wrote on May 30, 2015, 16:02:
no Tron 3 makes me sad... :(
Agreed. I was looking forward to that finally going into production.

weird decision. that movie made boatloads of money. just not enough boatloads i guess. really lame cuz i love kosinski's work. he's one of the best new big budget directors around; i'd take him over JJ abrams 10/10 times.

Yeah, I'm not sure why they're not? Tron Legacy made $400M worldwide. That being said, big budget sci fi hasn't been panning out lately. Fury Road has just broken even, and didn't even win its opening weekend. Jupiter Ascending, Chappie, Edge of Tomorrow, John Carter, Elysium, and Dredd, to name a few have not made any money. The ones that have have either been superhero movies or Michael Bay movies.

Fury Road is at $240M world wide against its $150M budget. It's done fine.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 28, 2015, 17:24 mag
 
SanDisk To Release New Solid State Drives Priced "On Par" With HDDs.

Highest capacity, 256GB. You essentially can not buy 256GB HDDs.
 
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News Comments > CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades
51. Re: CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades May 21, 2015, 15:32 mag
 
ItBurn wrote on May 21, 2015, 10:29:
Squirmer wrote on May 21, 2015, 09:47:
InBlack wrote on May 21, 2015, 09:34:
The Witcher3 looks and runs GREAT. Even on older hardware.
Only thing that matters, time to move on.

It does not! Intel Xeon E5-1650 3.20GHz(essentially 12 threads), 48 gigs of ram and GTX 670 here and I can barely run the game in 1080p in medium. I sure as hell ain't getting 60 fps either. That game looks good, but not as good as it should for my hardware. I think the game is badly optimised. Also, the pre-rendered cutscenes run like sh*t. Like, 10 fps.

Is it playable? Yes. Does it run "GREAT"? Hellz no.

That is an old-ass video card. Upgrade it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue May 21, 2015, 15:29 mag
 
You're in good company. Even Johnny (allegedly) told people that he viewed Letterman as his true successor.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 16, 2015, 14:15 mag
 
Dagnamit wrote on May 16, 2015, 13:59:
Axis wrote on May 16, 2015, 12:50:
Windows 10 preloaded with candy crush... Sounds EXACTLY like the direction MS has been going.

Like it or not, those games are the Minesweeper of the times. Played by the exact same type of person too. Production quality is just better.

They are nothing compared to Freecell. NOTHING!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2015, 15:51 mag
 
BobBob wrote on May 15, 2015, 13:39:
By the time a person gets to be about 70'ish he/she has typically lost any enjoyable life function. Might as well sip the elixir and make a donation to Soylent.

Man, you've really got to get out of California. I think your brain is baking in the Sun. Move some place where you can cool off with a drink of water.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black May 14, 2015, 23:14 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on May 14, 2015, 22:04:
Cutter wrote on May 14, 2015, 21:41:
Wow, that was just awful. And did they really need to make Jimmy Olson black? Rolleyes

I don't care about that, but this is bad: Jimmy Olsen has to give her the blanket? Superman doesn't have time to visit his own cousin even though he can get anywhere in the world in 30 seconds??

I think it's just legal stuff. They are not allowed to show Superman.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 13, 2015, 18:28 mag
 
DangerDog wrote on May 13, 2015, 16:01:
I doubt Windows 10 would work on hardware running Windows XP without upgrading the ram at the very least, and for those people many are still on XP because of their requirement for some device driver that's only available on XP or would grind the computer to a halt speed wise if you upgraded the OS.

Vista though should be on the list but whatever.

I haven't tried windows 10 preview, does it require you to have a MS account or can you bypass that?

I installed one of the earlier previews and did not have to create an MS account.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2015, 15:06 mag
 
ANALYSIS: Karate Kid: Remake vs. Original.

Mind. Blown.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 8, 2015, 11:26 mag
 
Alamar wrote on May 8, 2015, 09:51:
Well, that didn't last long... Installed the GOG Galaxy client for Witcher 3... Had an issue with the videos... Not horrible, just very inconvenient...

'Closing' to sys tray though... Uninstalled...

It's a beta. Report the issues and feature suggestions.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation May 7, 2015, 18:22 mag
 
For Nintendo to not profit is the exceptional thing. They had a rough patch for 2011-2014, but the annual loss for the 2011-2012 year was the first in three decades.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
8. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup May 6, 2015, 03:03 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on May 5, 2015, 23:38:
siapnar wrote on May 5, 2015, 18:05:
jdreyer wrote on May 5, 2015, 15:59:
roguelike
I hear this term thrown around a lot by Indie devs. What exactly does it entail?
I feel like it's probably evolved into something that it wasn't originally.

The name comes from Rogue, a dungeon crawler from 1980. Here are some of the tenets of roguelikes:
- levels are procedurally generated.
- death is usually permanent
- mob randomization often means you can meet mobs well beyond your abilities at the start of the game.
- game is usually turnbased or has some way to pause the action so moves can be considered.
- there is usually a variety of loot and some kind of "character" leveling system

Wikipedia: Roguelike.

And just for some examples, some recent good Rogue-likes and Rogue-lights are as varied as Binding of Isaac, Rogue Legacy, FTL...
 
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News Comments > New NFS This Fall; No Mirror's Edge & Titanfall Sequels Before 2016
16. Re: New NFS This Fall; No Mirror's Edge & Titanfall Sequels Before 2016 May 6, 2015, 01:24 mag
 
Parias wrote on May 6, 2015, 00:10:
Cutter wrote on May 5, 2015, 19:31:
And nary a shite was given thrice times!

About a new Mirror's Edge? No way, totally looking forward to the sequel for that. Assuming they don't completely fuck it up.

Ayup! Excited to see how it turns out.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 2, 2015, 23:07 mag
 
jimnms wrote on May 2, 2015, 15:32:
The “hidden city” ticketing technique involves buying an airline ticket between two cities with a connection, but ditching the rest of the trip. Say you want to fly from Las Vegas to Philadelphia but find a ticket from Vegas to Boston—with a connection in Philadelphia—that's cheaper. You land in Philly and prance out of the airport, retaining the savings.

What about your luggage? Any checked bags will automatically be loaded on the plane to Boston leaving you stuck in Philadelphia without your stuff.

Who checks luggage on domestic flights?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Playstation 4 question May 1, 2015, 21:01 mag
 
PHJF wrote on May 1, 2015, 15:09:
Creston wrote on May 1, 2015, 14:30:
Can anyone with a PS4 maybe answer this question for me? Does the DVD remote from the PS3 work on the PS4? Or do you need to buy a new one?

Not only that, but you can't even use fucking bluetooth headsets with it. Apparently Sony locked all the BT channels down for dualshocks or something and so I'm stuck using the stupid wired-to-the-gamepad dongle ps4 ships with.

If you have a reasonably modern TV, this may work for you. Lets you use your TV remote for the PS4. Works for me on my 5-6 year old TV.
 
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News Comments > DirectX 12 Video Crosses the Uncanny Valley
36. Re: DirectX 12 Video Crosses the Uncanny Valley May 1, 2015, 13:57 mag
 
dj LiTh wrote on May 1, 2015, 10:56:
siapnar wrote on May 1, 2015, 10:47:
Slick wrote on May 1, 2015, 10:13:
how can you all watch the same video I just did, and only walk away with: "well, this is dumb, i'm not gonna buy 4x titans to run this? This is stupid, who cares?"
Because why show tech that's not even close to being realized on current high end gamer setups?
Him saying this scene has 10 times the polygon counts doesn't make me me say "Wow!"

It's like showing Avatar graphics and being like: "look how awesome this is!"
And we're all like: "uh huh, but it will run at 3 fps on my PC so who cares"

To show whats possible. Pretty ridiculous most of you cant appreciate that simple fact.

I think it's just that we all expect it to be possible. We're all--well, duh, if you cram $4k worth of video cards into a box you can make something that looks pretty, and it'll be way prettier than what you could do a few years ago. And it's still running at what looks like 15fps.

We've all been around long enough to have seen these tech demos, and they're always very impressive, but it doesn't amount to much in the end.
 
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