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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 26, 2015, 13:41 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 13:28:
InBlack wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 12:30:
I can play football (soccer) but I can't play it on the same level as Ronaldo or Messi. Same with any e-sports game. There is no way I can play those games on the level that I can watch pro teams going at it on twitch.

Yep exactly. Some people are like "oh theyre just clicking lol" without realizing just how large the separation between casual and "pro" player is.

There's some people, and then there's Cutter. I don't know why people still go for his bait. I mean, he said golf, too, and unless he's really Jason Day trolling the boards all day, every day then I don't think anyone can take that claim seriously.
 
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News Comments > Another Steam User Record
12. Re: Another Steam User Record Oct 26, 2015, 12:16 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 10:39:
I thought it was based off users actively playing a game, not just logged in but they don't really clarify it on that page.

The statistics page linked in the article labels the line as "Steam users logged in", which doesn't suggest users playing a game.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 26, 2015, 00:59 Orogogus
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 00:14:
siapnar wrote on Oct 25, 2015, 15:22:
Is this an assumption or is there data suggesting this? Just curious

You can roughly guesstimate it from the amount of sales per-unit on each platform, PC gaming either has eclipsed this year or by next year will eclipse all three consoles in terms of sales. What it means is either there's more people buying a PC while owning a console or making the switch from consoles to PC's.

Eh, digging through that Hexus article, it goes to CNet, which goes back to this PwC industry analysis report. As far as I can tell, the Hexus and CNet articles are just making stuff up, since they don't cite any data. PCs are awesome, VR woo. The PwC data isn't free, but their overview puts it in terms of social/casual games (PCs) overtaking traditional gaming (consoles), with the exception of South Korea, which they depict as the sole traditional gaming market dominated by PCs rather than consoles. According to them, overall video game growth between 2015-2019 will apparently be driven by social/casual gaming in countries in Eastern Europe, Russia, South America and SE Asia (excluding S Korea).
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Oct 19, 2015, 12:14 Orogogus
 
HoSpanky wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 11:52:
The shitty part is that the players were likely threatened with physical harm to them or their families if they didn't throw the matches.

That sounds kind of... extreme. Are you thinking of North Korea?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 15, 2015, 13:58 Orogogus
 
Verno wrote on Oct 15, 2015, 09:26:
Many of the women don't consent to being filmed in the first place and even if they did, consent to film a private act doesn't mean consent to broadcast it to the world. I bet people would be singing a different tune if it was their little wang on Pornhub courtesy of their ex.

Despicable.

Ya. Even for a non-nude photo, I would object if someone took my picture and put it online with my name, address, email, etc. The AG's page also specifies that many of these come from hacked phones, computers and online accounts, or are taken without consent, and are used in extortion and blackmail. This kind of thing can also get you fired.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Patched
11. Re: Heroes of the Storm Patched Oct 6, 2015, 17:26 Orogogus
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 16:58:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 6, 2015, 14:12:
Wrong game Kxmode.

Nope. I literally meant 3 episodes (campaign, volumes, parts, whatever term people use). Basically referring to Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void. So is NOW a good time to buy the COMPLETE game?

1/2 Elf is referring to the fact that this is a Heroes of the Storm thread, not Heart of the Swarm.

I really don't understand how Blizzard managed to put out two games at about the same time with the same initials.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 18:43 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 14:57:
2. Countries with strict gun control laws simply don't have mass shootings. Japan has not had a single one, despite having more mental illness on average than the USA. Australia had a 35 person mass murder in 1996, enacted strict gun control, and has had only one mass shooting since then killing 3 people. Great Britain has had two in the past 20 years. We average two per year.

What's the source and criteria/definition for 2 per year? It seems to me it should be much higher. This site suggests 75 shootings with 3+ deaths in 2013, 60 in 2014 and 54 so far in 2015.

I'm reading the links people have provided regarding mental health reform, and it seems extremely difficult to eliminate this kind of incident through treatment. If someone doesn't want to be treated, and possibly his family doesn't want them treated, then you're talking about the government making its own evaluation, breaking down someone's door and then taking them away and forcing treatment. It sounds highly problematic.

I feel like the milder step would be to provide a mental evaluation for people who threaten shootings, hear voices in their head, or exhibit the other behaviors described in those articles and restrict their access to firearms if deemed a threat, but at the same time this would trigger a political controversy over the government taking guns away from people it doesn't like. But forcibly medicating or otherwise altering their behavior doesn't sound like any less of a civil liberty issue.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 2, 2015, 18:04 Orogogus
 
Stormsinger wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 00:29:
Two, the claim that they can't discuss how it works because that would give away their IP seems to ignore the concept of just how patents work. If they have a unique idea, a patent is their only protection. And a patent has to detail how the invention works, so the IP is already available (but protected).

Patent protection is subject to expiration and workarounds, so I don't think it's uncommon for companies to go the trade secret route instead of a patent.
 
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News Comments > Humble Monthly Launches
1. Re: Humble Monthly Launches Oct 1, 2015, 17:39 Orogogus
 
The free game is Legend of Grimrock 2, not the original.

Sight unseen, I don't know... there are whole genres like platformers and anime games that I don't enjoy.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
156. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Oct 1, 2015, 12:19 Orogogus
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 12:03:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 08:45:
This is what your shitty game looked like; meanwhile this was the game Chris Roberts had released a year earlier. Your games are utterly amateurish. You should be embarrassed to talk about your games in a topic about Star Citizen.

Why are you comparing the visual fidelity of Star Citizen to a game released in 2003? That's a ridiculous level of douchebaggery.

I don't know if maybe you're on mobile and didn't see the second link, but he's clearly comparing Battlecruiser Millennium Gold to Starlancer, relatively contemporary games.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Relaunches Cloud Gaming
16. Re: NVIDIA Relaunches Cloud Gaming Oct 1, 2015, 04:46 Orogogus
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 00:40:
Murder She Wrote wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 23:33:
WaltC wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 18:23:
The constant spewing of childish BS like this is precisely why I haven't bought a nVidia GPU since 2002...! Ugh...! (But it's fun watching them do moronic stuff like this...;))


AMD had some pretty shitty years in there, not so sure I would be boasting about that.

nVidia hasn't exactly had the best time with their drivers as of late, so I'm not sure why you'd even be throwing rocks from your glass house?

Obviously, anyone here that talks shit about AMD cards being 'underpowered', 'glitchy' or having 'driver issues' doesn't have one and hasn't had one for a long time. The last time I had ANY problems with AMD/ATI drivers was way the fuck back in 2006 with my X850Pro. My HD-series cards (4870, 5770 and now 7850) all have had absolutely NO issues whatsoever.***

Do certain games have problems with running on these cards? Well, of course, silly! You know, Arkham Knight ran just as shitty on nVidia as it did on AMD and I'll point out that the current-gen consoles, which all have AMD GCN video (7xxx-series cards and above), have had no issues with it. The cards are fine. During the Bitcoin-mining years, what card was best for mining? AMD. What card took over current gen consoles? AMD. Just because nVidia has more play money to pour into marketing and plastering their name over everything doesn't mean it goes to better quality of their products. You'd think they'd invest some of that marketing budget to get the leg-up on AMD and beat them once and for all, if AMD cards are as bad as some of you tend to claim. But AMD stills continues on, wonder why that is? Hmmm...

*** - The 7850/1gb broke it's fan after 10 months, certainly not AMD's fault. XFX replaced it even though by the time it was sent in, it had only a few days left on it's warranty and ran out before I got it back. Once replaced, it's performed as it should since with no other issues.


=-Rigs-=

Uh... hyperdefensive much?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
88. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Sep 30, 2015, 14:30 Orogogus
 
Task wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 14:07:
Orogogus wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 13:08:
Task wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 13:03:
I've read people admitting to spending 10k plus on so called "free"2play games, like those garbage mobile games. In MWO for example I'm pretty sure I read some fool spent at least 20k.

That hardly seems noteworthy in a Star Citizen thread. There are packages right on their order page for $10K and $15K, and it's a safe bet that they've already sold a few.

Plenty of noteworthiness for an SC thread. Those are pledges, an extended KS. What I'm telling you is some people spend more than 900 on free2play games that are barely games they don't actually own and are equivalent drug peddling machines.

If you don't think it's the same thing at all, then how is it relevant?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $900 Ship
58. Re: Star Citizen's $900 Ship Sep 30, 2015, 13:08 Orogogus
 
Task wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 13:03:
I've read people admitting to spending 10k plus on so called "free"2play games, like those garbage mobile games. In MWO for example I'm pretty sure I read some fool spent at least 20k.

That hardly seems noteworthy in a Star Citizen thread. There are packages right on their order page for $10K and $15K, and it's a safe bet that they've already sold a few.
 
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
18. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 23, 2015, 13:51 Orogogus
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 13:14:
Which is great.

But what I meant was that if you don't have the Origin version, and instead have the retail version, you have to jump through hoops to get your legally purchased game to run.

Seems like bad form to me.

I believe you can use the retail version's CD key to activate a copy on Origin (here: https://activate.ea.com/gameactivation.do).

And in any case the hoops you have to jump through seem extremely easy, especially compared to something like rolling back a video driver.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Enhanced Edition on GOG.com
7. Re: System Shock Enhanced Edition on GOG.com Sep 22, 2015, 12:20 Orogogus
 
Task wrote on Sep 22, 2015, 11:33:
Niiiice. The GOG delivers yet again.

Any day now I'm hoping to see the GOG, Lord and Savior, announce MW2,3,4 Enhanced. Make it so!

Night Dive deserves a ton of credit here, I think. I'm surprised they were able to put mouselook in, that's pretty awesome. One of my all-time favorite games, and in my opinion superior to the sequel.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Dogmeat Trailers
24. Re: Fallout 4 Dogmeat Trailers Sep 22, 2015, 12:15 Orogogus
 
Task wrote on Sep 22, 2015, 10:44:
Now games like FO1/2 (Dogmeat/K9), Wasteland (your party, others like Vox), Baldur's Gate (your party), XCOM (anyone), they can definitely die. Its part of the strategic-roleplay element. Save-scumming saved them (or revive items, or temples-money-revives if you had em), but with different play styles its very different and far more difficult, especially the emotional attachment. I've had two dogs in real-life that passed away, so I know how it goes - they don't live forever. I would expect a virtual dog, cat, killer rabbit, or whatever to be totally able to die as much as my character can.

I didn't find FO1 Dogmeat to be a rewarding experience in trapped bases. It's like, come on. Train the dog to heel, give me a leash, or just let me leave him outside. It's just not good design.
 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Gameplay Footage
11. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Gameplay Footage Sep 18, 2015, 12:46 Orogogus
 
Yeah. It's like, if you had an Operation Desert Storm game, you wouldn't expect to see 40 US Marines all lined up in a block or a gun line. It wouldn't make any more sense for Space Marines or Tyranids. In a game with landspeeders and grav tanks you'd want an engine that moves a lot quicker than the Total War games.

And even aside from gun lines... diplomacy seems out of place in a 40K game. The whole politics, government, espionage, taxation, trade and religion components would make no sense. Basically everything that isn't moving armies around, and I guess assassins. It's wildly uncanonical to be recruiting and training Marines on-planet over the course of a campaign. I think you'd have to scrap 90% of the turn-based game, and then why are you making a Total War game at all?
 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Gameplay Footage
5. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Gameplay Footage Sep 18, 2015, 02:33 Orogogus
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 17, 2015, 20:39:
Can I have a Total War: Warhammer 40k instead?

What do people want out of a 40K Total War game, instead of, say, another Dawn of War? How does the game play, in your head? Like, a hundred Marines all lined up in formation like the Dwarves in this video, as if they were an infantry block?
 
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News Comments > Master of Orion Video Diary
9. Re: Master of Orion Video Diary Sep 10, 2015, 16:29 Orogogus
 
KS wrote on Sep 10, 2015, 16:05:
I loved the star crawl and the tech trees and outfitting new ship designs. Does Master of Orion even offer that? I bought the original and was unable to find it in there, so diplomacy-oriented that it was.

Are you thinking of the right game? There's not that much diplomacy in the original Master of Orion, and you have to start outfitting new ships within probably 10 or 15 minutes of play. You'll see the tech tree within 5, and star crawling is the first thing you do.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Cost $81M
9. Re: The Witcher III Cost $81M Sep 9, 2015, 21:46 Orogogus
 
WaltC wrote on Sep 9, 2015, 21:01:
The net profit of $62M comes only after they've subtracted 100% of their development costs ($82M) and other expenses

I didn't watch the clip since it wasn't in English, but if Gamespot's summary is accurate then this isn't correct. The net profit of $62.5M is from the most recent financial period (a year, it looks like), whereas the $81M development and marketing costs were spread over 3.5 years. $62.5M was their profit from all sources, of which the Witcher 3 was the majority, and would probably only be counted against the portion of costs incurred in this financial period (as well as any costs going towards projects still being worked on).

In theory it would be possible that it hasn't paid off the $81M cost yet, if previous years were lean or in the red. From the screenshot of the YouTube you can see that their profit last year was about $1.3M. Since it's not a gigantic loss, and since we know they're already spending money on their cyberpunk game, I assume they are in fact in profit territory, but from the summary there's not enough data to know for sure.
 
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