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News Comments > Firewatch Sells 1M
1. Re: Firewatch Sells 1M Jan 4, 2017, 13:51 Creston
 
It's good to see some devs still be excited about selling a million copies.

Most of the dickwit publishers nowadays just grumble and frown when a game sells 6+ million.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 3, 2017, 13:00 Creston
 
WebSoldier wrote on Jan 3, 2017, 12:52:
Trump will make coal cheap again without all the Obama regulations

Barring the fact that Trump has no power to "make coal cheap again", I agree that he can undo some/most of the EPA regulations against coal. Yay? Apparently some people don't like clean air?

Look, I understand that for the people who work in the coal industry, who have worked in it their whole lives, and who are third/fourth generation coal miners, the whole "coal must die" movement is fucking bullshit. Being told by people in other parts of the country that you are no longer allowed to work or support your family is ridiculous.

On the flipside, coal is fucking TERRIBLE for the environment. Gradually phasing it out for better and cleaner methods of generating power is good for everyone, including the self-same children of said coal miners.


I will concur with your assessment of solar. It's fine when it works, but it's terribly finicky equipment, and the odds of it actually lasting 10 years until you make your money back is pretty low. I talked with a supplier here in Oklahoma, and he gave me the whole "you'll make it back in ten years easy! We get so much sun!" spiel. And then I asked him about the terrible hail storms we get here, and how much damage I could expect on my panels, and whether that was covered. No, that's not covered. And the amount of damage "Oh, not much. Maybe a panel here or there will break."

Uh-huh. We get hail storms that ruin people's roofs, and it won't do much damage to a solar installation? My ass.


ZeroPike1 wrote on Jan 3, 2017, 04:15:
Who are still mining coal in Kentucky or whatever backwoods, hickville, one working toilet town somewhere.

Let's hope they never come for YOUR job that puts food on the table for YOUR family, hmm? Btw, the coal industry has massively more people working in it than 3000, and it's all in areas where there's literally nothing else available. Visit West Virginia sometime. It's real easy for you to say that everybody there should just... I dunno, starve?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office. Jan 3, 2017, 12:51 Creston
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Jan 3, 2017, 11:31:
With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Gut Independent Ethics Office.

they backed down, fortunately.

Edit: Redeye had already posted that.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2017, 12:35 Creston
 
Microsoft may unveil Scorpio, but other than that I can't really think of anything "big" that's still in the works.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Flight bookings Jan 3, 2017, 12:34 Creston
 
Fucking fantastic. Billions of dollars in profit, zero dollars spent on security.

Thanks, fucktasters!
 
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News Comments > Frontier Developments Sues ATARI Over Royalties
3. Re: Frontier Developments Sues ATARI Over Royalties Jan 3, 2017, 12:31 Creston
 
Atari Infogrames are the sleaziest bastards in gaming, so none of this sounds at all surprising.
 
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News Comments > New Grand Theft Auto Online Mode
1. Re: New Grand Theft Auto Online Mode Jan 2, 2017, 12:10 Creston
 
Out of curiosity, does any of the online stuff like new cars etc show up in the SP game too?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
17. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 2, 2017, 10:37 Creston
 
I think both sides are pretty well entrenched in their favorite system, but I don't think Apple really makes an equivalent for the Note, so it's not as if people had anywhere really to go to?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 100 of 2016
36. Re: Steam Top 100 of 2016 Jan 2, 2017, 10:35 Creston
 
True that...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2017, 10:34 Creston
 
Happy New Year, fellas.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 100 of 2016
34. Re: Steam Top 100 of 2016 Jan 2, 2017, 09:55 Creston
 
Slashman wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 20:22:
I picked up Mad Max for $6.79 and Satellite Reign for $4.49.


Swweeeeet, thanks for reminding me about Satellite Reign. Picked that up with just a few hours left in the sale.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 100 of 2016
33. Re: Steam Top 100 of 2016 Jan 2, 2017, 09:49 Creston
 
Great games on that list, but my God, how did NMS ever make it on there...? There really are a LOT of people who fall hook, line and sinker for bullshit hype.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Deathwatch?
20. Re: Gearbox Deathwatch? Dec 30, 2016, 15:13 Creston
 
nin wrote on Dec 30, 2016, 14:44:
The lead writer for BL2 left almost two years ago, and IMO it was the comedy that helped make it so fun.


That, and fun levels. The shooter mechanic was pretty much untouched from the first one, and was serviceable, but it had fun places to visit and explore, and of course Handsome Jack (and the voice actor) completely made that game into the gem it was.

It'll be hard to live up to that, and I'm worried they're going to try to put Handsome Jack into BL3, somehow, so who knows how this is all going to work out.

Even so, Gearbox is very very very very very far from dying, despite what the 0.011 batting average Ars Technica "Death Squad" thinks.
 
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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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