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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Trailer Next Week
6. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Trailer Next Week Dec 30, 2016, 14:39 Creston
 
descender wrote on Dec 30, 2016, 14:16:
even though the whole HDR thing for consoles runs ATI.

Can you elaborate? I feel like HDR is just one of those things that is confusing people. Outputting HDR to a TV and HDR lighting in games aren't the same thing.

This has been a huge deal with convincing people that HDR is worth it. Pretty much every gamer goes "HDR? We've had that since The Lost Coast. What's the big deal?"

That the HDR we've had in games has been sorta flaky HDR that's nowhere near real HDR is not really common knowledge. I think the TV industry might have been better off just calling it like AWESOMECOOLLIGHTS or somethings.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Deathwatch?
18. Re: Gearbox Deathwatch? Dec 30, 2016, 14:36 Creston
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 30, 2016, 13:00:
Hello, Games? Anyone? The combined onslaught of negative PR, ratings, reviews, and loathing for No Man's Sky's promotion has to be hitting HG's bottom line. While it's reasonable to conclude that they made a lot of money from preorders and early purchases, I imagine those days are long gone. Coupled that with their continued investment into NMS. How is HG not on the list?

If you'd bothered to read the article, you'd see they actually mention Hello Games, but also say that for some unfathomable reason, NMS keeps selling copies.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Deathwatch?
16. Re: Gearbox Deathwatch? Dec 30, 2016, 14:36 Creston
 
This entire paragraph from Ars' article made me gigglesnort.

This time, for sure. We've listed BlackBerry in one form or another on the Deathwatch ever since we started the list. Last year, we narrowed our grimness to a specific aspect of the company—its mobile operating system—as it became clear (despite one Ars editor's faint praise) that BlackBerry OS and associated phones were headed the way of the dodo. Guess what? We were right.

WHOA! You guys were right?! For the first time! AMAZING!

You fuckers make Michael Pachter look like Nostradamus.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Deathwatch?
12. Re: Gearbox Deathwatch? Dec 30, 2016, 13:55 Creston
 
nin wrote on Dec 30, 2016, 12:53:
Borderlands pre-sequel

That was a different studio, wasn't it?

Outside of BL2, I'd say their track record is abysmal.


Yeah I couldn't think offhand whether they had been involved in releasing it at all. It's even sadder for them if they weren't, because it was the one so-so title in a list of shit.

Oh, I forgot the Homeworld remaster. That actually was pretty good. No idea how it sold though.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2016, 12:47 Creston
 
You Won't Believe What NASA Hid From Us!
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Deathwatch?
5. Re: Gearbox Deathwatch? Dec 30, 2016, 12:44 Creston
 
I agree with the skepticism for the insane decisions of a Duke Nukem re-release and charging an absolutely hilarious $60 for an HD remake of a game that nobody bought the first time around, but Gearbox is working on Borderlands 3 (by their own admission), and they and 2K know that it will sell millions and millions of copies, plus many more millions of DLCs.

They're going nowhere.

That said, after Borderlands 2, they've done Aliens:CM, Battleborn, Duke Nukem Forever, Duke 3d re-release, Borderlands pre-sequel and a Bulletstorm re-release. That's five pretty bad releases and one so-so release in a row. They really need to hit it out of the park with Borderlands 3, and I think that means more than just making four new characters with essentially the same set of powers and some new maps.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2016, 11:05 Creston
 
Btw, condolences on your aunt, nin.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 30, 2016, 10:46 Creston
 
All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions. In October, my Administration publicized our assessment that Russia took actions intended to interfere with the U.S. election process.

Which is different from the dozens of times the US interfered with election processes around the world... how?

*crickets*

In any case, I'm sure Russia is terrified of us now. You showed 'em, Obama!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2016, 10:02 Creston
 
Dacron wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 17:01:
Wow. Must live a real interesting, busy life that he has to come back to a place where no one likes him and is constantly forced to leave against his wishes.

Plenty of people like him, he often has solid comments. He just tends to get a little too arrogant/patronizing from time to time, which leads to him getting banned again.

I'll take him over quite a few others.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 30, 2016, 09:58 Creston
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Dec 30, 2016, 09:41:
"That's no moon!"


It's a... warehouse?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Dec 30, 2016, 09:58 Creston
 
Dammit, still so much dust in this website...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 30, 2016, 09:49 Creston
 
"Should we fix any of these myriad Windows 10 issues?"

"No, just turn the BSoD green. Progress!"


Thanks Microsoft. Great to know you're on the ball.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. We get it, 2016 Dec 29, 2016, 10:58 Creston
 
You're a giant PoS. Stop killing people already.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Dec 29, 2016, 10:57 Creston
 
Did the TIEs always jitter that much? I mean, technically according to the lore they should be able to do that, but it's annoying as hell to play a game where every opponent is just able to instantaneously alter their momentum and vector that way...

 
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News Comments > Final Fantasy Creator's New Game Plans
3. Re: Final Fantasy Creator's New Game Plans Dec 29, 2016, 10:52 Creston
 
Obviously he needs a good team to help make his vision reality, but we've seen some FFs without Sakaguchi, and they've just not been the same.

I'm looking forward to seeing what he'll come up with.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 29, 2016, 09:55 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 02:06:
"Windows 10" and "Enhanced PC gaming experience" are not phrases that exist in the same universe. Nothing MS does with PC gaming ever enhanced anything.

Nah, that's not true. DirectX has done phenomenal stuff for gaming (at least once the first few horrible versions were out of the way).

But after DX9 it's been basically a long downhill slide.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 28, 2016, 23:50 Creston
 
Here comes the angry fist shake, and the empty rhetoric. Putin is quaking in his boots.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 28, 2016, 23:49 Creston
 
Enhanced PC gaming experience. Rolleyes

"Turn on Game Mode, and get live Xbox Live updates streamed to your desktop! Now you can see what cheevos XXXX---M@STAFR@GST@---XXXX earned in real time!!!"

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
15. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 28, 2016, 15:36 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 28, 2016, 14:47:
but now you don't need to buy or lease one, and don't need to park it (think about how much of America is taken up by sprawling parking lots.)

I see this and similar arguments a lot when people talk about self-driving cars. "We won't need so much parking space anymore!" Or, even worse "We need to start NOW on reclaiming like 90% of our roads, we won't need them anymore!"

The fact is that while car ownership may go down, car TRIPS will not go down. In fact, car trips will go UP massively. Example, right now, in the morning, I drive to work, and my wife drives to work. In the afternoon, we both drive home. Four car trips.

If we had one self driving car, it could drive me to work, drive home, drive my wife to work, drives to wherever where mysterious time elapses while car parties with its other car friends, drives to my wife's work, drives her home, drives to my work, drives me home.

One car, but now we're doing EIGHT car trips versus four. Profit?

And less parking, well, people aren't very big on carpooling now, so there's no real reason to think that that will get any better with self-driving cars. So there will still be humongous amounts of self-driving cars on the road during rush hour. Those cars will need to GO somewhere during the time when they're not in use.

People say "You'll just use them as a taxi during the hours when you don't need it," but first off, that's already been outlawed by Tesla, for example, and second, who the hell wants to put that kind of mileage on their car??

So, no, self-driving cars aren't miraculously going to fix the parking problem. The only thing it'll do is shift the problem from the areas where it's most prevalent to areas where there is plenty of parking. And as for this inane idea that it'll lead to nice, quiet roads... ????

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 28, 2016, 08:58 Creston
 
ViRGE wrote on Dec 28, 2016, 03:39:
xXStellarDadXx wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 20:33:
If a self driving car kills a ped then company that built it is at fought and will be sued...
Eh. If we make it to truly autonomous cars, then carrying insurance will become mandatory. So you'll sue the owner, as they hold the car's insurance policy.

Think of it like suing a kid's parents for the actions of said kid.

One of the things most "car people" are in agreement of is that self-driving cars will likely shift the car insurance supply chain. Instead of you needing insurance and getting it from (for example) State Farm, the manufacturer will sell you mandatory all-risk insurance on purchase of a self-driving vehicle, thereby in essence becoming your insurer. (Though they will likely still contract this out to State Farm etc.)

In any case, you as the passenger can/should never be held liable.
 
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