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Real Name Mike Fisk   
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Signed On Oct 31, 2002, 20:40
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 13, 2015, 18:46 killer_roach
PHJF wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 14:25:
NAND are only going to get smaller and cheaper to produce. They absolutely will become cheaper than HDD.

That being said, mechanical hard drives are continually becoming cheaper to produce as well, and even some of the more newer mechanical drive tech can have its costs offset by the fact that they enable absolutely monstrous capacity. They'll likely have to get NAND down to about 7 nm processes just to crack $100 a terabyte, and that's a pretty daunting task.
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News Comments > Indie Piñatas
12. Re: Indie Piñatas Sep 12, 2015, 19:22 killer_roach
I was going to pass it up, but I decided that since I got a payout from Project Cars recently I'd buy two pinatas.

Got The Blackwell Bundle and Spelunky.

Not bad, although I had all of them but one of the Blackwell games on Steam already.
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Sep 11, 2015, 19:01 killer_roach
Wallshadows wrote on Sep 11, 2015, 16:05:
Huh, just checked Steam and noticed the pre-purchase for XCOM 2 is $80CDN.

Mind you, at current exchange rates $80CDN is $60US...
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News Comments > Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen PC Plans
6. Re: Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen PC Plans Sep 8, 2015, 18:16 killer_roach
harlock wrote on Sep 8, 2015, 17:50:
yeh this one is good, played the very first for a while back on PS3

its a bit like demons souls in the "hardcore-ness", but its not nearly as sadistic

combat is really good too

I'd think of it more as a cross between Demon's Souls and Monster Hunter, actually.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 1, 2015, 20:09 killer_roach
theglaze wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 16:29:
SpectralMeat wrote on Sep 1, 2015, 11:28:
Forza 6 demo is available today.
Can't wait to get home from work and check it out.

Wet tracks. Night battles. Dedicated multiplayer servers. Driver ratings. Leagues and ranked matches.

It's like that ex whose now hotter than she ever was, and she just winked at me walking down the street...

I can't tell if M$ is just playing me for a fool and is really out to just golddig my stupid ass with monthly DLC, or maybe, just maybe, this is the Forza game I've always wanted.

Either way, the tease has worked, she's all I'm thinking about right now

I'll let you know how it is in two weeks... then again, I can't even play the demo yet, as I ordered the special edition Forza 6 Xbox One, so I won't have my console until the game is out.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 31, 2015, 20:33 killer_roach
jdreyer wrote on Aug 31, 2015, 20:26:
Retired wrote on Aug 31, 2015, 19:50:
T-Mobile promises to “eliminate” customers who abuse unlimited data.

Sounds unlawful....

I think Legere said he wasn't even going to boot them, just throttle them after 7 GB. Apparently these people are tethering in violation of the TOS, and using 2 TB per day. Which is crazy over mobile.

Yeah, people were circumventing the procedures in place to limit tethering data. There have been months where I've used 50-60GB of mobile data on my phone, and they're cool with that. It's when you start using mobile data on devices that aren't your mobile that it starts venturing into the realm of violating ToS.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Six UK Teens Arrested in Connection With Lizard Squad. Aug 31, 2015, 18:51 killer_roach
Julio wrote on Aug 31, 2015, 18:03:
Frags4Fun wrote on Aug 31, 2015, 11:21:
And they'll get off with a slap on the wrist.

Perhaps they'll even be forced to offer an apology as punishment by some soft judge.

Hey now, that's hard labor by British legal standards of the day.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 30, 2015, 19:22 killer_roach
Jensen wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 19:00:
Apple Music is the same price as Spotify and other music streaming services. The price is largely determined by the content providers. All this talk about Apple sheep and Apple tax is silly. I highly doubt that Apple will have a media streaming service that will cost significantly more than what other providers could charge for the same content.

That said, I can't imagine myself paying $40 a month for any TV/Movie streaming service.

Short of it being a "One Ring"-esque service that brings together all manner of paid content networks... I'm not one of those people, but there are people who have subscriptions to Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO GO, and that alone approaches $40 a month combined. Do it right, and there's the potential that you could at least get some sort of a market foothold. But still, it's not for everyone.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 30, 2015, 15:19 killer_roach
Creston wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 14:52:
Hahahahahahahahahahaha. $40 a month. What a fucking joke.

I can't even believe that this article makes it seem as if that's a great deal somehow. Other than the brainwashed Apple sheep, who is going to pay $40 a month for 25-30 channels? Netflix is 9 bucks a month. Prime is roughly the same.

The only way I could see that work is if you pay 40 bucks and then get to pick 25-30 channels, but even then that's probably way more channels than people even want. If I could pick, I think I'd pick like 5 channels, and I'd be willing to pay 15 bucks for it.

I'm pretty sure basic digital cable TV here through Time Warner is about that price for more channels. I don't see where the advantage is to their service price unless, as you say, you were able to pick your channels.
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News Comments > Aquanox Deep Descent Kickstarter
11. Re: Aquanox Deep Descent Kickstarter Aug 18, 2015, 12:36 killer_roach
Jerykk wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 12:20:
I'm pretty sure this is just to test if there's any interest in a new Aquanox game. Nordic is a publisher. Surely they already have enough money to fund the game's development.

Yeah - after reading the pitch they mention the publisher is using this to gauge interest. Basically their argument was that the Aquanox IP still has interest in Germany, but they don't know if there's much call for it beyond there.
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News Comments > Aquanox Deep Descent Kickstarter
8. Re: Aquanox Deep Descent Kickstarter Aug 18, 2015, 11:44 killer_roach
Cutter wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 10:42:
And they can't fund this themselves why?

They must be largely self-funding if they're only asking for 75K.

Then again, it's a series that went downhill (over three games, in fact, if you count spiritual prequel Archimedean Dynasty)... they probably just want some sort of a sign that people are still interested.

From my perspective, however, the two Aquanox games mainly excelled at being system benchmarks at the time. If they're going to take the Aquanox name out of mothballs, it had better be the underwater equivalent of Crysis. Anything less is doing a disservice to the IP (what little value it has).
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Mod Tool Backlash
27. Re: The Witcher 3 Mod Tool Backlash Aug 17, 2015, 00:10 killer_roach
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 16, 2015, 20:51:
Objectively, I don't think there's any reason to look a gift horse in the mouth here. Not only is the verbiage in the interview from January 2014 very non-committal (absolutely not a promise like Blue wrote), but the ignition of this powder keg comes from a community manager who tweeted the link to the official website announcing these mod tools... I don't think it's that big of a leap to think he may have simply spoken out of turn. It's not like he has the power to make that decision, and he may not even know what the dev team is still working on.

The main takeaway, as I see it, is that no good deed goes unpunished.
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News Comments > Humble Store Adds Wish Lists
4. Re: Humble Store Adds Wish Lists Aug 11, 2015, 15:56 killer_roach
Axis wrote on Aug 11, 2015, 10:44:
Not a bad idea, humble/indie/gala/stars/etc bundles have lost their excitement factor.

Can still get some titles you want for cheap occasionally, but it's pretty much been unknowns getting the bundle treatments.

Honestly, the Humble Store is probably the best of all of it right now, if for no other reason than quite often you're able to get a game DRM-Free and with a Steam key if it has been released both ways. Sales are rarely that spectacular, but I like having that flexibility between distribution types.
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News Comments > Square Enix Open to Anachronox Pitches Now; Tomb Raider Eventually
2. Re: Square Enix Open to Anachronox Pitches Now; Tomb Raider Eventually Aug 10, 2015, 18:47 killer_roach
saluk wrote on Aug 10, 2015, 17:44:
Come on Tom Hall get your pitch together!

Damn, beat me to it. (I know he'd rather buy the IP outright, but if Squeenix is willing to take a pitch seriously...)
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 10, 2015, 18:24 killer_roach
Cutter wrote on Aug 10, 2015, 18:11:
This isn't the stock market or currency speculation. You're giving money to a company to deliver a product on time and on budget. And this is why you don't give money to people with no track record of doing precisely that. That's the problem with crowdfunding. Everyone and his dog has a great idea about something or other. 95% of them will never actually make it happen.

The issue is that people assume crowdfunding is a guarantee that the project will happen as pitched, in the timeframe specified. For the most part, the people running crowdfunding campaigns are ones who are either complete rank amateurs when it comes to business ventures, or have been run out of prior positions because their way of doing things significantly at odds with their employer's corporate culture.

Needless to say, neither of those ought to fill you with a lot of confidence when it comes to their ability to complete their campaigns successfully.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 6, 2015, 19:17 killer_roach
Verno wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 11:25:
The more popular platform also attracts more attention from third parties regardless. Last I checked the PS4 is trouncing the Xbox One, 25m units to 11-13m depending on where you land with Microsofts vague sales figures.

They've been doing a lot to fight back and finally started making some smart decisions but Sony has a lot of momentum.

In Europe, the XBOne is still being outsold by the Wii U... and that's not due to any strength Nintendo has there. Outside of North America, Microsoft has become a non-factor in the console space.

Spencer right now, however, is mostly upset because his bosses won't let him spend as freely as prior Xbox heads have been allowed to. (Keep in mind that Microsoft's current CEO is in favor of spinning off, if not possibly killing outright, the Xbox brand.)
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 3, 2015, 11:27 killer_roach
Interesting Amazon article, although I sort of expected it to be outlining newer technology than that. While the Robbinsville site is pretty new (a little over a year old), some of the aspects talked about have been part of Amazon fulfillment centers for years, and a couple of the technologies mentioned have been part of Amazon for over a decade now...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 1, 2015, 20:59 killer_roach
NKD wrote on Aug 1, 2015, 12:22:
That song proved to be very ironic, considering MTV stopped having significant music video play on its main channel a long time ago, and radio is still alive and well in many forms.

The Buggles sang "Video Killed The Radio Star", then two decades later Robbie Williams sang "Reality Killed The Video Star".
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jul 31, 2015, 22:04 killer_roach
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 31, 2015, 21:02:
Wow that MK:X deal is fucking insane!

Yeah - I picked it up myself. Doesn't have all the DLC, but really all you need out of what doesn't come with it is Predator and Tremor.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 28, 2015, 00:18 killer_roach
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 27, 2015, 19:15:
Since the way they worded it is misleading... it's Ouya's CEO departing, not Razer's. And if they only bought the software, they [wisely] are not having anything to do with the hardware. Technically, whatever remains of Ouya is not even on the hook for anything to do with the Kickstarter, so tough luck for anyone who still hasn't gotten what they wanted out of that. You made it happen, folks! But it still flopped. Spilled milk and all that.

Basically what they're buying is some developer relations for their own Android-based set-top console, some existing software (that they say they'll be moving over to Google Play - a potential win for everybody there), and connections with various Chinese firms that Ouya was trying to work with to create a market for the device (Alibaba, who had a $10m stake in Ouya, has said that they'll be working with Razer on promoting and distributing the Forge TV box, making me think that it's possible Ouya's investors forced the sale in the hopes of trying to get some of their money back).
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