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Real Name Mike Fisk   
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Signed On Oct 31, 2002, 20:40
Total Comments 1697 (Pro)
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Sep 29, 2015, 16:49 killer_roach
 
Fion wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 14:11:
Haha the funny thing is he has no idea that the e-sports gamers at the top of their field are virtual rock stars in Asia (and have ever-growing popularity in the west) worth millions of dollars and are surrounded by young, beautiful women.

That or he knows and he's bitter about the fact that today you can be successful in a competitive environment without sucking up to frat bros.
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Kickstarter
26. Re: BATTLETECH Kickstarter Sep 29, 2015, 16:46 killer_roach
 
Creston wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 15:33:
Since Kickstarter decided to go with a brilliant payment processor that seems to not comprehend the existence of a Discover credit card, I have been unable to KS anything.

I'd back this, but alas.

Yeah, not entirely sure what was wrong with Amazon Payments for them to go with a new processor... doesn't affect me much, but still...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 28, 2015, 12:42 killer_roach
 
panbient wrote on Sep 28, 2015, 10:33:
Even better!!! Variable scroll speed!

WOOOooooooo.....

Somehow that's apparently a higher demand than something like online play.

Keep in mind that a lot of Rock Band diehards came to music games from the Bemani scene - variable scroll speed is pretty much just expected out of a Japanese or Korean rhythm game. Personally I always took more of a "set and forget" approach to scroll speeds, but it was rare that I'd ever look at the scroll speed for a music game and go "yep, that's just where I want it".
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 21, 2015, 10:30 killer_roach
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 21, 2015, 10:19:
I just thought it was a pathetic bundle. "Buy this video card, get a $10 skin for a character you probably got unlocked from owning a Diablo 3!"

It's the "You really should've bought a 970!" bundle.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 15, 2015, 13:33 killer_roach
 
BobBob wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 12:36:
San Fran?!? Ah, the language of the non-local or 'never been there'. Don't get me started on 'Frisco'.

Personally I'd just use SFO, but maybe that's habits from work catching up with me.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed: No Paid DLC or Microtransactions
4. Re: Need for Speed: No Paid DLC or Microtransactions Sep 15, 2015, 12:35 killer_roach
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 11:51:
It could also mean that EA expects this to be a flop already.

My guess is they saw the sales trend for Rivals, and realized that quite a few people were waiting for the Complete Edition, then those buyers came to the conclusion that, since they've waited that long, they could wait for a sale on that edition as well (I ended up picking it up from a Black Friday sale at Walmart for $15 last year - was well worth it at that price, although I probably wouldn't have paid much more than $30 for it).
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 14, 2015, 22:06 killer_roach
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 21:21:
What!? Dead Space... the mobile game? Wow how the mighty have fallen. Dead Space 1 was great, and Dead Space 2 is literally one of my favorite games, all time.

The mobile game's pretty old - came out before Dead Space 2, if I recall correctly. Wasn't too bad for an early attempt at a smartphone FPS, but the slow pacing really doesn't suit the platform.
 
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News Comments > Need for Speed PC Needs More Time
2. Re: Need for Speed PC Needs More Time Sep 14, 2015, 13:06 killer_roach
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 12:56:
Better late than Arkham Knight, although EA's track record says they'd happily hand out a busted game and won't ever fix it.

Nah, the EA way for PC releases is to get it working on hardware at the moment it's released, but not care at all about supporting any hardware or OS releases after that.

...the not patching, though, is pretty much true (although sometimes they'll throw out a token compatibility fix just before they mothball a title - looking at NFS Carbon's patch to support Vista).
 
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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 > GOG.com Indie Piñatas
12. Re: GOG.com 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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