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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse May 16, 2017, 15:31 Orogogus
 
Pigeon wrote on May 16, 2017, 14:02:
Does anyone actually believe the ISP's reasons for needing to get rid of Net Neutrality?

Just on these boards, far rightists like WaltC, ledhead and shihonage believe everything Trump and the Republican right say.
 
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News Comments > Battlezone VR Rolls Out for PCs
14. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2017, 16:54 Orogogus
 
Watching movie files and YouTube is generally fine. It's a high point, actually, insofar as you can create a virtual screen as large as you want -- there are backdrops for giant TVs and movie screens, and people seem to enjoy watching porn on enormous virtual displays. One thing to note, though: generally I forget about the limited field of view as soon as I'm in VR, but watching a giant video is one of things that tends to highlight it -- you can really tell that the display doesn't fill your entire vision. Still pretty neat, but it's something that will obviously be even better in a future gen.

Reading is very doable if you enlarge your fonts or even just squint a bit. I wouldn't choose to do a lot of reading in VR, but by no means are you prevented from reading PDFs or web browsing in the headset.

I don't usually notice the screen door effect unless I'm looking at something very bright -- a white Explorer window would probably make it pretty noticeable.
 
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News Comments > Battlezone VR Rolls Out for PCs
12. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2017, 14:28 Orogogus
 
There are programs, some of them free, that let give you desktop access on your headset. I haven't tried all of them, but Virtual Desktop, Bigscreen and VR Toolbox all do this.

Some points against:

1. The resolution on the headsets isn't great, and they're right up against your face. With current gen tech it's not the most comfortable way to read a book.

2. I also don't think the headsets are physically comfortable enough that you would want to fall asleep while wearing one.
 
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News Comments > Battlezone VR Rolls Out for PCs
8. Re: Battlezone VR Rolls Out for PCs May 11, 2017, 20:42 Orogogus
 
Wouldn't that make it a better time to get a Vive? I don't think I'd get either headset if I thought their parent company was in danger of going kaput.  
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News Comments > Battlezone VR Rolls Out for PCs
5. Re: Battlezone VR Rolls Out for PCs May 11, 2017, 17:29 Orogogus
 
theglaze wrote on May 11, 2017, 17:21:
SpectralMeat wrote on May 11, 2017, 16:08:
This makes me want to buy a Vive if only it wasn't so dang expensive. Not to mention I have to upgrade my PC for this as well.

For simulators (driving, space, flight)... it's a must have. I can't go back to any racing simulator that does not support VR.

I feel like there's give and take going on due to the limited resolution of the headsets. My Rift is way more immersive than a monitor, but at the same time I think Eve Valkyrie and Project CARS suffer more from the resolution than other games in my library -- in Eve I'd be aiming at indistinct blobs, and in PC I want to be keeping my eyes on the distant road, right where it becomes badly pixelated. My eyes get tired playing it after a while.

Elite is better than Eve in this regard, which is weird since Eve is the one made for VR. I think the simpler ships in Elite work better than the gribbly ones in Eve.

Good to hear you got on board, though!
 
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News Comments > NY Times on Star Citizen
23. Re: NY Times on Star Citizen May 11, 2017, 17:07 Orogogus
 
VaranDragon wrote on May 11, 2017, 16:37:
So you're saying what exactly? Because it's hard no one should even try? Because it's a small industry (but a billion dollar one nonetheless) it's OKAY to let things slide? Because no one is going to get hurt, at worst a few whales will just lose a few thousand dollars, let Cloud Imperium get on with it and hope for the best?

If a well respected, non gaming news outlet, did some real investigative journalism and came up with a story, that things are going in the right direction I would be the first one to eat my words. This one does nothing of the sort.

When you put it that way... it kind of does sound like you're in la la land. You seem to want them to do some kind of Flint, Michigan expose, with the possibility that at the end of the investigation their riveting conclusion is that this project is behind schedule and may not fulfill all the promises in the original pitch. Oh noes.

What are the hard questions you want answered? What kind of results do you want out of a hard-hitting investigation? Are you really expecting a well-respected, non-gaming news outlet to print an article featuring a history of the Star Marine module, or are you expecting them to go undercover and discover a project timeline that lays out how they're going to run out of money and never release anything?
 
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News Comments > Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI
12. Re: Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI May 11, 2017, 14:23 Orogogus
 
El Pit wrote on May 11, 2017, 14:18:
Orogogus wrote on May 11, 2017, 13:54:
Well, he said, "The price is significantly higher if your PC isn't up to the (very high) required specs," so he wasn't counting the GPU or anything else from the PC.

He also did not write "VR hardware alone costs $1,000", so... Ah, whatever! Pointing out the flaws of this generation of VR is like throwing stones at an already dying man.

What are you talking about?

"Unless you already own a PS4, it's a $1000 investment - and that's for the lowest quality VR on the market. The price is significantly higher if your PC isn't up to the (very high) required specs."

Step by step:

1. If you already own a PS4: <$1000 investment
2. Don't own a PS4: $1000 investment for lowest quality VR
3. If your PC isn't up to required specs: Significantly higher
4. If your PC is up to required specs: ???

Why wouldn't ??? be "VR hardware alone"? What are you counting that isn't already covered in "PC up to required specs"?
 
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News Comments > Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI
10. Re: Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI May 11, 2017, 13:54 Orogogus
 
Well, he said, "The price is significantly higher if your PC isn't up to the (very high) required specs," so he wasn't counting the GPU or anything else from the PC.  
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News Comments > Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI
8. Re: Star Trek: Bridge Crew Gets Watson AI May 11, 2017, 13:26 Orogogus
 
Fion wrote on May 11, 2017, 12:55:
The price point on VR still needs to come down. Unless you already own a PS4, it's a $1000 investment - and that's for the lowest quality VR on the market.

Is that in Canadian or Oz dollars or something? The Vive is $800 and the Rift + Touch is $600 ($500 for just the Rift if you're only going to be flying and driving with it).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2017, 13:20 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2017, 01:49:
Hump wrote on May 10, 2017, 17:21:
Stephen, I do tub and tile reglazing. Give me a call if I can be of any help. Reglazing is a lot less invasive than putting in new tile.

Oh, and a whole lot less expensive.

Tom AC 401 then 617-1132

You might want to obfuscate that a bit, so your number doesn't get picked up by a bot and end up on a robocall list.

If it's his business number it's probably out there anyway.
 
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News Comments > Steam Gifting Changes
17. Re: Steam Gifting Changes May 4, 2017, 15:14 Orogogus
 
SimplyMonk wrote on May 4, 2017, 14:36:
Suffice it to say, without regional pricing all regions would have the most expensive price which would probably be $70 AUD for games.

Well, that's not necessarily true. Every region would have its own price/profit curve which has presumably already been optimized, and I'm inclined to doubt that shifting everyone's price to Australia's level would make up for lost sales in the larger markets. It might be more profitable to cut off Australia, if there's any tax/tariff related reason why their prices are so high. But if they really do jack up Oz prices just because they can, then it's not inconceivable that they'd give them the US price to at least get something out of Oz while not damaging US sales.

Although... I don't think El Pit is the guy to debate this with. No offense, but aren't you the guy who thinks Valve should ignore German censorship laws because Germany isn't going to launch a war against the USA?
 
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News Comments > Dawn of War III Released
16. Re: Dawn of War III Released Apr 27, 2017, 16:59 Orogogus
 
NetHead wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 16:39:
Looking at the reception of Dawn of War, Dark Crusade, Soulstorm on Steam they get from 80% to 95%, the 80% actually being a standout in only recent Soulstorm ratings while all others are 90+. It then declines severely from there with sequels.

Eh? I see 87% for both DoW II and Chaos Rising, then 90% for Retribution.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2017, 18:55 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 26, 2017, 18:22:
I'm genuinely interested in knowing why someone here for 14 years has spent the past 2 nonstop talking about Jesus despite never mentioning it prior. How he went from criticizing a "Bible-thumping zealot" to being the biggest this board has ever seen.

Must go back to that whole proselytism.

That would be the way it works, wouldn't it? If it relied on followers who were in from birth, it wouldn't be a proselytizing religion. And it's a cliche that the recently born again are the ones who talk about it the most.
 
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News Comments > Starfighter Origins Tomorrow
21. Re: Starfighter Origins Tomorrow Apr 24, 2017, 18:25 Orogogus
 
Zor wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 18:01:
I want an X-Wing/Freespace series soft reboot with the visuals of Battlefront 2. And not aimed at consoles.

It's hard to not read this as, "It would make me happy if the company lost a bunch of money."

Like, CJ said being optimized for gamepad makes it a no-go, even though it supports HOTAS and TrackIR. But how many copies do you think they can sell if they limit it to PC gamers who have a joystick? Battlefront has a ton of money to spend on visuals because it's aimed at the broad, casual crowd. Generally you trade away whiz-bang graphics when you cater to niches. It's doubtful any more companies can go the crowdfunding route and get tens of thousands of dollars from individual donors.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 24, 2017, 14:58 Orogogus
 
"long for" is what you're going for, I think, or "wish for."  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 24, 2017, 12:51 Orogogus
 
Dacote wrote on Apr 24, 2017, 11:06:
We are going to rue the day when cell phones were just for phone calls.

"Rue" means the opposite of how you're using it here.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
24. Re: Report on comment 1131750 Apr 23, 2017, 16:03 Orogogus
 
descender wrote on Apr 23, 2017, 11:13:
Rehabilitation works because it works, not because of your latent racism.

Latent, my ass.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2017, 19:26 Orogogus
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 17:24:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 17:05:
Cutter wrote on Apr 22, 2017, 15:45:
What's really amazing is that most cancer would never occur with a better standard of living and better diet and exercise.

I actually think this is semi-false. I believe diet has a large roll in cancers but exercise and standard of living would only have minimum affects. Take a look at Andy Whitfield, a man in his prime with diet and exercise and struck down with Lymphoma.


First the death of Andy is a single, anecdotal piece of evidence.

Second, the statistical evidence is pretty strong actually. Exercise can prevent some kinds of cancers in the 25-30% range, hardly a "minimum effect."

25-30% reduced risk is significantly different from cancer never occurring.
 
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News Comments > Activision Classics on Steam
17. Re: Activision Classics on Steam Apr 20, 2017, 18:16 Orogogus
 
I'm not sure what you're talking about. I don't think MW2 got textures until the Titanium edition. But if you go on YouTube you can easily see videos showing it with untextured polygons and sprite explosions.

The old demo is the one with the Marauder and the Puma/Adder, right?
 
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News Comments > Activision Classics on Steam
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 19, 2017, 20:42 Orogogus
 
Well... DosBOX isn't going to require DirectX. I'd guess that Steam's choices just don't go any lower, or maybe Steam itself no longer runs on lower spec?

I think it would have made sense to package a Windows interpreter like Frotz, but the screenshots suggest that they just used the original executables.
 
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