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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
15. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 27, 2016, 16:48 Creston
 
problem fixed.
 
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News Comments > Vaporware Awards
29. Re: Vaporware Awards Dec 27, 2016, 16:40 Creston
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 14:43:
BillboBaggins wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 14:25:
Not sure how anything with a regular release schedule *although it slides from time to time* is still in dev could be considered vaporware...

Vaporware. Software or hardware that has been advertised but is not yet available to buy, either because it is only a concept or because it is still being written or designed.

That Chris Roberts decided to let people play early alpha builds doesn't negate the fact that it fits the textbook definition of vaporware perfectly. People don't like the negative connotation, but it is what it is.

You can buy Star Citizen right now and download something that is playable. This is not vaporware. There are regular updates about Star Citizen, you can see the development of the title progressing, there are playable modules you can download and play right this very minute.

Duke Nukem Forever was vaporware right up until it was released. Beyond Good and Evil 2 is still vaporware. As far as we know (and knew at the time), neither title even really existed, even as publishers kept / keep talking about it.

None of this is the case with Star Citizen.

Star Citizen may still wind up to be the greatest "keep devs employed" scam of all time, but in its current state, it's not vaporware.
 
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News Comments > Vaporware Awards
28. Re: Vaporware Awards Dec 27, 2016, 16:37 Creston
 
Edit: Post made redundant.
 
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News Comments > Hero's Song Cancelled
8. Re: Hero's Song Cancelled Dec 27, 2016, 16:33 Creston
 
Spektr wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 13:04:
Because one gets paid even if the project fails

Creston wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 12:57:
This was a terrible business model... Why even start with that vague hope of "Well, maybe we'll get enough money down the road?"

Seeing how they're giving full refunds, I doubt anyone's getting paid? Btw, it IS a classy move they're giving people their money back.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: dang ol internet like Dec 27, 2016, 13:02 Creston
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 11:56:
more like "TV set turned into a useless brick by lack of knowledge on how to perform a system reset"

Haha, so true.
 
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News Comments > Vaporware Awards
6. Re: Vaporware Awards Dec 27, 2016, 13:00 Creston
 
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is definitely the top dog. I can't even think of anything else that's supposedly been in development for that long.

Star Citizen is simply not vaporware, and it should not be included on this list.


 
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News Comments > Hero's Song Cancelled
3. Re: Hero's Song Cancelled Dec 27, 2016, 12:57 Creston
 
Unfortunately sales fell short of what we needed to continue development.

This was a terrible business model... Why even start with that vague hope of "Well, maybe we'll get enough money down the road?"

ESPECIALLY when you make a rogue-like, which isn't exactly a market where people are lining up with cash in hand to purchase it.

 
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News Comments > Boxing Day Consolidation
2. Re: Boxing Day Consolidation Dec 26, 2016, 17:34 Creston
 
"Never said Xbox has never done this, not calling out others, just not practice I like, that's it."

And by "not practice I like" I mean, "we've done this literally a million times already, but now Sony is beating me to the punch, and I'm throwing a little tantrum."

Toolbag.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 26, 2016, 13:14 Creston
 
4D-Boxing wrote on Dec 26, 2016, 08:55:
Good to know but, Dishonored 2 actually works though. Deus crashes after the tutorial level. Made it to the door of the apartment once. The game seems awesome but, this is my first game in 20 plus years that simply never worked.

Damn, that sucks, man. Deus Ex is a really excellent game...

I know there were a lot of people suffering from the crash in the metro station, and there were several fixes going around, if you care to try them.

Btw, I thought Nixxes had fixed that crash?


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2016, 01:58 Creston
 
RIP, George Michael.

And FUCK YOU, 2016.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 26, 2016, 01:19 Creston
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 13:23:
Well Deus Ex is back up, after a sluggish looking release. Still no Dishonored 2, which it seems conflicting. I've seen good reviews and complaints. Personally finding out there is no real story anymore (if what I've read is true) seems a huge disappointment. I still keep trying to avoid spoilers for both games but not sure how much longer that's possible. Also first choice would be to wait till they remove the new drm, but we'll see.

I'm not really sure why people keep complaining that there is no story any more, as it's basically exactly the same story from the first one.

That said, despite the fact that Dishonored 2 is as good as or better than Dishonored in every single area of the game, I'm not enjoying it as much. I've actually had to force myself to play it again over the past three days just so that I could finish it.

(I think for me the big issue is that the levels are just too big and you have no mini map. It took me like four hours to figure out the layout of the Dust level, and it just got really, really frustrating.)

And then, of course, the fact that six weeks after release, Harvey Smith & Co still can't be bothered to fix the retarded "the game takes three minutes to load to menu at random boot ups" and pretty terrible performance in open levels doesn't help it one bit. But hey, at least they had time to put in a New Game +, so now you can have ALL the powers to help with a game that is absolutely no challenge whatsoever...

Sigh

Deus Ex is a much better game than Dishonored 2. If you're on the fence about both, get Deus Ex.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2016, 10:37 Creston
 
El Pit wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 02:04:
The Alien: Covenant trailer is out, people! After the imo lame Prometheus, they made the trailer look like A: C will be an action movie. Like the first Alien movie but with the speed of Aliens. Not sure what to think about it, actually.

https://youtu.be/H0VW6sg50Pk

Beware of gifts of trailers.

Or

"Guys, come back! I promise this time I'll give you the movie you want! I've changed! I won't hit you guys anymore, I promise! Guys?!"
 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Consolidation
3. Re: Christmas Eve Consolidation Dec 25, 2016, 10:35 Creston
 
Three years later nobody gives a shit about "console wars" any more, except for the drooltards at Kotaku.


 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Tech Bits
14. Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits Dec 25, 2016, 10:33 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 08:32:
If they aren't its because they were designed that way by a human.

Machines can't simply replicate without assistance from us.

yet.

The whole idea of AI / Nanotech / Von Neumann cybernetics is that we eventually build machines which can build other machines, and improve themselves in the process. That's essentially tied in with the whole concept. An AI that can't improve itself isn't an AI, it's just a very smart program.

So sure, we can tie limiting parameters into it, and can do our absolute 1000% best to make sure the AI can never defeat those parameters, nor have any choice but to pass it on to its offspring (so to speak.)

But what happens ten iterations in? A hundred? If it alters a tiny variable now, once it reaches v120.02, will those parameters still be the same, or will they have changed slightly to where they now mean just something a little different? We just can't foresee changes this far down the line, but an AI can.

Look, in order for humanity to survive, we will NEED this level of machinery. If nothing else than just to stop global warming before our current generation's great grandchildren drown or get wiped out by some cat 6 hurricane.

But tomorrow's AI will be written by the same programmers that can't keep today's programs from fucking up, so... I think a little bit of worry and a little hesitation before we plunge into the AI era is probably wise.
 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Tech Bits
13. Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits Dec 25, 2016, 10:25 Creston
 
yuastnav wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 05:05:
There is NO indication that artificial intelligences would want to destroy us, that is just all in your head.

"The AI doesn't love you; the AI doesn't hate you. But you are made up of atoms it can use for another purpose."

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 9 Details
4. Re: Diablo III Season 9 Details Dec 25, 2016, 10:23 Creston
 
we will no longer be able to store some personal Seasonal records.

Yeah, that 10kb of data per player really ... adds up?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2016, 01:25 Creston
 
Poor Carrie. Pull on through!
 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Tech Bits
8. Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits Dec 25, 2016, 01:22 Creston
 
Get fucked, Microsoft.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Engine Switch; Alpha Released for Backers
40. Re: Star Citizen Engine Switch; Alpha Released for Backers Dec 25, 2016, 01:17 Creston
 
Eh, for what they're trying / promising to do, that's a switch that makes sense, especially considering Crytek might go belly up any day now.

Tying your game's online part into Amazon's cloud infrastructure probably makes good sense. That said, for those people who only care about Squadron 42, this is more of the never-ending "It'll come soon!(tm)" bullshit they've been hearing for more than two years now.
 
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News Comments > GRID for Free
13. Re: GRID for Free Dec 23, 2016, 09:14 Creston
 
Good game, but absolutely terrible rubber banding. If you hate rubber banding, do not play this.

Other than that, it is a very enjoyable game.
 
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