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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 > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Amazon Developing Android Console... Aug 9, 2013, 16:12 killer_roach
Axis wrote on Aug 9, 2013, 12:58:
Amazon has an incredible chance of making it work if ONLY because they are bigtime mainstream.

I'm glad to see it, love competition might make Ouya and other upcoming console nubs move and shake or get out of the way.

Personally, I'd think that they should just have HDMI out and support for Bluetooth controllers in the next Kindle Fire HD, and problem solved. (Especially if you've seen the rumored specs of that device - they're particularly beefy, well beyond what the Ouya is packing.)
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 5, 2013, 19:34 killer_roach
Kitkoan wrote on Aug 5, 2013, 15:51:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 5, 2013, 13:33:
still too expensive for that brick.

I think the biggest issue is the developers made one thing, and the marketers didn't understand and tried to market it as something completely different.

Serious, the Surface Pro is an amazing art and design tablet that if it had been marketed as that would have become the mandatory laptop at any and every art and design school. It can run Photoshop and other full graphics programs, has a 1080p screen with a stylus that is pressure sensitive, has a decent battery life and is ultra portable. There is literally nothing on the market this advanced for art and design.

To bad marketing didn't understand that and tried passing it off as a laptop... Biggest screwup there.

The other problem, as I had mentioned before, is that they tried releasing the RT first, then brought out the Pro, which was a much higher price point than the (already godawfully expensive) Surface RT. If you're trying to approach those sorts of premium price points, what they needed to do was release the Pro first, get people drooling over it, then, when the conversation online starts focusing more on price, you release the RT and go "look! A Surface you can actually (kinda) afford!"
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 5, 2013, 19:32 killer_roach
Total-Khaos wrote on Aug 5, 2013, 14:17:
Strango wrote on Aug 5, 2013, 09:37:
Blu-Ray book is a kind of packaging for Blu-Ray movies that looks more like a book with the discs sliding into the "pages".

This. Here is an example showing the book packaging:

Yep. Warner Brothers have released a crapton of Blu-Ray steelbooks recently as well as a few others with a more traditional hardbound book backing over the years *spying the copies of One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and North By Northwest on my movie shelf*
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News Comments > Crytek Sites Breached
7. Re: Crytek Sites Breached Aug 3, 2013, 16:18 killer_roach
Acleacius wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 15:29:
Here's hoping they fix the crappy games at crytek

Seems like the game sites aren't affected at all - this was likely an attempt to steal financial information and/or possibly game assets from developers licensing CryEngine.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
25. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 1, 2013, 21:43 killer_roach
Cutter wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 14:38:
This is PR - pushed by MS obviously - to try and get people to see the "benefits" of being always online. And it's a load of horseshit. Even on DSL whenever I connected to anything online for MS' network my ping as always 150-250ms. So how the fuck is their cloud going to help my game with that sort of latency? Those cockbags may not be lying outright but they're certainly being disingenuous by not telling the whole truth.

Yeah, exactly. It's not that it's doing that much more for AI calculations, it's just that it gives the game that many more data points from which the AI can process from. It does improve the system, sure, but how they word it makes it sound like it's providing some sort of performance boost, which it isn't. In fact, depending on how it's coded, it could likely make the whole thing slower.
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News Comments > Flatland: Fallen Angle for Free
5. Re: Flatland: Fallen Angle for Free Aug 1, 2013, 20:31 killer_roach
Cynips wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 20:28:
Had no problems. Using 7-Zip.

Ah, just went back to the site and saw that they had fixed the file.

EDIT: Love it when I get ninja'd by the developer.
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News Comments > Flatland: Fallen Angle for Free
2. Re: Flatland: Fallen Angle for Free Aug 1, 2013, 20:15 killer_roach
jdreyer wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 18:08:
The zip file for the Flatland game is corrupt, as far as I can tell.

You are correct. Attempting to have WinRAR repair the archive, we'll see if that succeeds. Otherwise, the archive corruption seems to be affecting the file sharedassets4.assets, and nothing else.
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: Humble Weekly Sale: 1C Company Aug 1, 2013, 20:12 killer_roach
LittleMe wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 18:53:
John wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 17:00:
Hmm, is Men of War any good?

Yes. It's like a hardcore RTS version of the more casual/arcadey Company of Heroes. The original Men of War has good coop missions, while Assault Squad is MP PvP focused. I think Red Tide was a dud.

Judging from Metacritic scores, all three of them score pretty similar, whereas the two not in the bundle are either somewhat lower (Vietnam) or far lower (Condemned Heroes).
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: Humble Weekly Sale: 1C Company Aug 1, 2013, 18:34 killer_roach
John wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 17:00:
Hmm, is Men of War any good?

Haven't put a lot of time into those games, but I remember them being at least decent.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 31, 2013, 21:54 killer_roach
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 21:02:
And the PS4 COULD give me a blowjob 20% better then the XBone. The problem is, is it going to take some sort of dedicated PS4 dev to squeeze the juicy out of the system to get better performance then the XBone, like the PS3/360?

The PS4 and XBone have almost the exact same architecture. If anything, it might be more difficult to extract maximum performance out of the Xbone than the PS4 thanks to the vagaries of optimizing for their DRAM cache (which is meant to cover for their deficient GPU).
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News Comments > Capcom Financials
5. Re: Capcom Financials Jul 31, 2013, 21:51 killer_roach
LittleMe wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 15:01:
killer_roach wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 14:27:
I'm just shocked they're in the black.

Yeah me too, but I'm glad they're still around. There have been some games of theirs that I've enjoyed and want to see their MMO's stick around. They're not part of EA or Actibliz, right? Thankfully...

Nope, they aren't (which is how I was able to figure out their market cap - they are self-contained).

Then again, they're too large for EA to snap up, although would be pretty easily snapped up by Activision Blizzard (a company with a market cap nearly twenty times Capcom's size).
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Rise of the Triad
24. Re: Ships Ahoy - Rise of the Triad Jul 31, 2013, 15:03 killer_roach
mag wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 13:32:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 12:55:
Overrated. The original RoT only got some attention because of its excessive violence and brutality. Other than this shock & awe factor the game didn't really stand out in any way. It was a fairly average/mediocre corridor shooter in terms of game-/gunplay, level design, "story" (LOL), graphics and sound.

It was a pioneer in terms of multiplayer. 11 player deathmatch, TONS of different multiplayer modes, bizarre and amusing weapons.

Yeah, I was about to say - the original RotT had more unique weapons to it than about 90% the FPS genre put together (and that's not even including some of the pickup items like Dog Mode, Shrooms Mode Powerdown, and the like).
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News Comments > Take-Two Q1 Results
6. Re: Take-Two Q1 Results Jul 31, 2013, 14:32 killer_roach
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 13:38:
Fluctuations are normal for them, but they're still on the plus side for the past year. That and the nearly 2/3 of a billion cash they're sitting on, tells me they're alright.

Bullseye. Even if they kept having quarters like this one, they'd still be okay for the next three years or so. (Also, it seems like Q1 is always just a rough one for them due to their release calendar.) Liquidity cures a lot of ills.
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News Comments > Capcom Financials
3. Re: Capcom Financials Jul 31, 2013, 14:27 killer_roach
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 12:58:
So lets make Dead Rising 3 a Xbone exclusive! Surely that'll help our financial struggles!

Considering how little they've been up to as of late, the fact that they're still profitable astounds me. (The decline in profit is a bit worrisome, but that could simply be a function of the decline in revenue - not like they were especially profitable before.)

From the perspective of investment, though, the margins aren't good and their earnings relative to their size (their market cap is about $1.2 billion, just a bit smaller than Ubisoft) are pretty meager. But, like I said before, I'm just shocked they're in the black.
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News Comments > Fez II Cancelled
38. Re: Fez II Cancelled Jul 28, 2013, 19:55 killer_roach
Beamer wrote on Jul 28, 2013, 19:48:
nin wrote on Jul 28, 2013, 19:42:
First: I think he makes Fez 2. In fact, I think this is all just a stupid stunt. Call me cynical.

I think he's just incredibly thin skinned. He needs to learn to cope with shit and not get upset when total strangers say things he doesn't care for. To act the way he does is very juvenile.

But I expect him to be back working on the game very surprised if he didn't.

this isn't thin skin. Look at this topic. Anything anyone ever says to or about him is obscenely negative. That adds up.

then again, he does ask for it. No denying that. But I wouldn't call it thin skin. Every topic about him here has someone calling for him to die in a fire.

also not a publicity stunt, just him being full of drama and emotional.

He's also opened himself up to a lot of this stuff with his past behavior. Not that he necessarily deserves it, but he did seem to make a career out of baiting some of the most irrational corners of the Internet. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise when those people then show what they're made of right back to him.
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News Comments > WBIE Bringing The Witcher 3 to North America
4. Re: WBIE Bringing The Witcher 3 to North America Jul 25, 2013, 21:55 killer_roach
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 25, 2013, 21:22:
Ugh I didn't even think of the drm aspects... I am sure WBIE will push for Steam + Windows Live + Whatever other bullshit they can come up with.

Hopefully CD Projekt setup a contract that allows them to also release a DRM free version on

I would assume there will be a GOG release.

That being said, apart from their bizarre hard-on for GFWL, WBIE hasn't done too bad by me as a publisher of PC games goes. They're no Paradox or Valve, but, then again, only two companies are.
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News Comments > New Borderlands 2 DLC Announced
36. Re: New Borderlands 2 DLC Announced Jul 20, 2013, 23:05 killer_roach
ItBurn wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 22:53:
It's that little extra that's the problem for me. Idealy, season pass for me would be ALL the DLC forever. That's what all other games to date have done. But, it kinda makes sense for the newly announced DLC to not be in that season pass. It does kinda feel like a new season is starting. What annoys me more are the cosmetic DLCs that were released prior to Tiny Tina. And that doesn't annoy me all that much either, but I think it's kinda bullshitty that it's not included. As in, no real reason. That's all I've been saying from the start. I'm not about to burn down the Gearbox headquarters and I'll probably buy the extra DLC.

Forza 4 had plenty of DLC that came out past the expiration of the Season Pass. This isn't anything new.

Honestly, a Season Pass should be just a pass for a defined "season" of content. Just because you buy a Season Pass for a TV show on iTunes doesn't mean you get more episodes once the next season comes out.
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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2013, 20:04 killer_roach
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 19:34:
Beamer wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 19:23:
I think most of us also realized that, after a few years of having a few hundred bucks, if not more, in games we know we'll never play, it isn't worth buying something in case we're bored on a rainy day.

I have over a hundred unplayed Steam games, and about 15 or 20 unplayed console games. I'm set for a lifetime of potential rainy days.

Yea, I have 2 midsize boxes of games from GoGamer when it was still alive and well from when I did a large buy period of games cause I knew my income would shrink taking this job. So I have 30 or so boxed games to play for PC, another 20+ console games, and a ridiculous amount of Steam games. I bounce around on games a lot, so I am ok with it. When I add it all up, it isn't really that much....just seems like a lot (money wise).

/and now with the PS3+, I am getting all of those games free as well! ehehheeh I am underwater with time vs games avail. It is insane. A sickness.

I am thinking about doing that "Play 1 game a day until list is gone through" so getting 2-12 hours per game. Then going back to games that take more time or are worth the time. Start building categories in Steam Library. The problem is there are so many great games that take 100+ hours of my time that I really enjoy....and I just dug the NES and Atari out of the basement and set them up.....

I just accumulate when things are dirt cheap - my thought process is that, after a while, pretty much everybody's gotten my money at one point or another.
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News Comments > On Sale
36. Re: On Sale Jul 20, 2013, 16:31 killer_roach
Eirikrautha wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 14:37:
killer_roach wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 03:05:
mch wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 02:48:
I've done both Borderlands 2 and Dishonored for $10, I'm pleased enough with the sale.

Of big stuff, I just got GRID 2 and Tomb Raider. Picked up Dishonored earlier for a similar price, so I didn't need it now.

I've gotten a handful of indie titles on the cheap as well, in particular Strike Suit Infinity, Retro/Grade, and Super House Of Dead Ninjas, but I've mostly been taking a pass on the major games.

What'd you think of Strike Suit? I've been considering it ($3 is nothing, really), but I've heard that the gameplay difficulty ramps up so much it gets un-fun pretty quickly...

I've been playing Strike Suit Infinity more than I have Zero, but it does have some considerable difficulty at points. Nothing yet that's brutally unfair, but it is very chaotic. Even still, I've gotten my money's worth out of it.
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jul 20, 2013, 16:29 killer_roach
Cutter wrote on Jul 20, 2013, 15:42:
See, if those corps were smart they'd offer people to host the boxes on their property in exchange for free unlimited fiber & cable/satellite so long as they live there, and the same to anyone else who may purchase the property in the future. I'm sure there'd be no shortage of people willing to have one of those on their property at that point.

Or, at the very least, have some sort of impressive discount (say, for instance, always having the highest tier of service at a guaranteed price of $40 a month or something, locked in for life). Agreed that there's a lot of skid-greasing that isn't being done there. AT&T could learn a thing or two from the oil and timber industries on that.
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