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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 20, 2016, 12:44 HorrorScope
 
Amazon really revealed details there. My fav:


And will it cost more or less than a regular package?

I don’t know that we’ve priced it out yet.



Yeah don't do that almost first thing.

They do use the shotgun scenario. But they don't address dogs or people. Or how can it get precisely on my porch? Will it fit? etc. So will just place it in the yard? Hmm...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 18, 2016, 15:12 HorrorScope
 
Only a person with no sense of history would assume the prices of electronics won't come down. The only way it doesn't is if the demand never wanes, at that point the market has deemed $600 a very acceptable price.

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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
86. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 17, 2016, 16:30 HorrorScope
 
Surprise a new O/S for some has issues and for others it doesn't. Only a person that thinks their particular experiences constitutes everyone's is ridiculous.

As for this news, for some reason this whole push to me feels like secretive gov't plans, that this whole consortium has been driven by national security and its plan to pigeon hole us all into a like controlled platform. If true then it becomes a personal decision if you like that or not, some may for some reasons be totally fine, while others may not for their own reasons. We are going that direction as a whole if one likes it or not.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
12. Re: Game Reviews Jan 15, 2016, 17:00 HorrorScope
 
harlock wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 16:46:
my only problem with the port so far is the color is all washed out, it lacks contrast and saturation overall

Sweet fx to the rescue there.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Jan 15, 2016, 14:20 HorrorScope
 
BluesNews is better than to have this conversation again. There are standards, adhere to them.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 15, 2016, 11:11 HorrorScope
 
Timmeh wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 10:26:
i dont know.. it takes 55 billion to make 11 billion.

that is a LOT of costs to cover to make a profit.

55 for a 11 is good. And just think of all the quality lives they supply vs say an avg Walmart employee.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 13, 2016, 20:42 HorrorScope
 
killer_roach wrote on Jan 13, 2016, 17:26:
TheEmissary wrote on Jan 13, 2016, 16:39:
I think the main reason why PC sales have been leveling off is because we aren't seeing massive improvements from year to year. Lot of people treat buying a PC like they do a car as they splash out get a decent one and only replace it when it breaks. Only the enthusiasts or game players will actively seek out yearly upgrades or replacement parts.

Beyond that, there's not much for an enthusiast to spend their money on - I still run a 970 and a i7-2600K because there hasn't really been a compelling upgrade beyond that...

And many people can still be happy with a 570 i5 2500k.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 13, 2016, 20:41 HorrorScope
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jan 13, 2016, 16:39:
I think the main reason why PC sales have been leveling off is because we aren't seeing massive improvements from year to year. Lot of people treat buying a PC like they do a car as they splash out get a decent one and only replace it when it breaks. Only the enthusiasts or game players will actively seek out yearly upgrades or replacement parts.

It has reached a point where majority of the tasks people think they want to do on a computer can be done with a low-end laptop or phone. Not whole lot can be done to change that without major technological breakthroughs like in the 1990s.

Certainly that is the case. It's to the point now we've become used to it that when a game or say VR is now demanding more, we flip out a bit because we've become comfortable with the new normal and it's easy on the pocketbook.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive Preorders Next Month
27. Re: HTC Vive Pricing just announced. Jan 12, 2016, 16:42 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 13:12:
Yeah, and they invested billions into lots of other things that have fallen by the wayside. Most recently, "the Cloud". I can't count the new technologies we've heard were going to revolutionize things only to fall flat. I'm in the camp that VR is going to do the same. And at its current price point it's sure as shit not taking off anytime soon.


It isn't a slam dunk until it's a slam dunk. But the Cloud in many aspects have been a major resounding success. I feel online super highway = internet = online servers = cloud. Business it's dominating, games it has a solid place now, in terms of backed processing for gaming, not so much.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive Preorders Next Month
25. Re: HTC Vive Pricing just announced. Jan 12, 2016, 13:06 HorrorScope
 
NKD wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 06:20:
Also you are wrong on the technical end about the screens. They aren't using off the shelf cell phone screens. They were going to, but instead they are using custom built Samsung kit that can hit 90hz. As I understand it the pixel gaps are smaller as well to reduce screen-door effect. The off the shelf screens couldn't do it so they couldn't get the frame rate they wanted. Carmack started talking with Samsung about the technical needs for CV1 in late 2014.

Thanks for mentioning. Yeah we don't need higher rez that just ramps up further hw costs, that will come in time. But I've had in my pocket for a while they were focusing on pixel density, less black area around each pixel, that is where the black screen door comes from, that was the right choice to start with.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 12, 2016, 13:03 HorrorScope
 
Perhaps we are more alike than different.

Perhaps we have a tendency to test arguments for the sake of testing arguments. Devils advocate and it costs us working in unity.

Oh well, it's all part of the human condition, no Heaven on Earth.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 12, 2016, 03:48 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 17:12:
InBlack wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 12:19:
600 for the Oculus Rift is too much already. After postage & taxes it will cost as much as 800$ to import it here. For that kind of money I can buy another GTX970 and an awesome 1440p monitor...Goddamn it...Im like the prime consumer for this kind of thing, and I can't afford it.

For that kind of money you can actually buy a state of the art 6gb 980TI ,) If you wanted it (which is superior to SLI in every way)

The thing is the 980TI doesn't really change anything for me other than a few more frames and soft shadows on. VR is able to give us something we never had before. We'll see. As for consoles, assume low poly cartoon gfx this gen is my guess.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive Preorders Next Month
13. Re: HTC Vive Preorders Next Month Jan 12, 2016, 00:29 HorrorScope
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 00:07:
Squirmer wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 20:51:
This means you could sit down, eat and continue interacting with others without needing to remove it.

Jesus. VR is such a joke.

An expensive joke. For the Rift I would need to upgrade my CPU, video card and mobo; basically a system upgrade. Total cost for me would be around $1,500+. I'm not willing to do that. Vive is kind of my last hope. If the min specs require a system upgrade I'm passing on VR all together.

Last hope at getting it early? Sort of funny acting like if one can't or don't want to buy it really quick, then ya know we'll just write whatever history it may have off. The vive will have the same specs in terms of HP needed. It will all come down as time goes on and we can buy in when it fits or budget, if it's worth it at all.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
35. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 11, 2016, 20:13 HorrorScope
 
sauron wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 14:53:
I'm finally getting to play The Witcher 3 on my new gaming rig. Oh. My. God. I'm hugely impressed so far.

Great graphice, great story, visceral combat, great atmosphere, deep backstory, lots of interesting characters. Just fantastic.

It's up next for me... Just finishing up DAI, really enjoying it. The massive scale imo really helps the adventure part of it. Playing a rouge is just as fun as it was in DA2. But most will say W3 blows DAI away... going to be good times.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive Preorders Next Month
4. Re: HTC Vive Preorders Next Month Jan 11, 2016, 20:03 HorrorScope
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 19:05:
Creston wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 18:52:
This means you could sit down, eat and continue interacting with others without needing to remove it.

So basically it's like Google Glass to the nth power. Surely the others will have no problem interacting with you while you look like the fucking Lawnmower Man.

You don't wear it when socialising like Google Glass, only when gaming. It would be useful to have a snack or sip coffee without adjusting the headset, or be able to see who just walked into the room.

The HTC Vive feels like a better bet than the Oculus Rift. The big question is what software will support what but the Vive feels less, y'know, Facebooky. Less Microsofty. I'm not keen on Valve monopolising PC gaming but they're the lesser evil, and not in control.

Edit: Ooh, $600 too? At least they include shipping but damn, I was hoping this would be $500 or less.

Well at least the company monopolizing (not really) really cares for the success of gaming on the pc. It's nice to have a strong champion. But there are some huge fish in the PC pie.

I thought way back the they were saying it won't be cheap and people were guessing $800. Hey if it's as good as they say, it's worth the $600 for the early adopters.

For what its worth, I like the google glass idea, to think we aren't or can't be recorded at any moment is futile. So instead of my glasses catching something, you have 25 people pulling out their phones doing it instead. At least google glass is more natural there. Or how about going to a concert and not seeing the crowd recording the show with their phones in the air.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
17. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 11, 2016, 18:37 HorrorScope
 
I like the idea, it doesn't have to satisfy nobody but who would be interested in it. It doesn't have to be the next big thing, they probably have an idea of what it will sell and are ok with that. IMO it is something that should have been there for a long time. That said, I've seen people use laptops for gaming, can they crank it? No. Does it generate a lot of heat? Yes. This will help in that better performance and less heat. Good idea if that is what you are after.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
29. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jan 11, 2016, 10:59 HorrorScope
 
Trevellian wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 21:23:
The game has been out for years on PS3. All they did for PC was make higher res textures and make sure it runs at 60fps.

So yes, it's been out. And this is simply an improvement.

Don't try to get me on the born last night thing. It isn't out on the PC and we don't know how good the port is, which is the key. That is what day one reviews are for. Don't tell me otherwise. That's the rule man. That is why you don't see it on the list. If it gets good WoM it will show up the following.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jan 10, 2016, 21:02 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 19:01:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 17:49:
Trevellian wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 16:58:
People need to start buying Dragon's Dogma so I can get a damn sequel.

Isn't even out yet...

But you can already buy it
http://store.steampowered.com/app/367500/

Then we'd be making a BN's mistake... pre-ordering.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jan 10, 2016, 17:49 HorrorScope
 
Trevellian wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 16:58:
People need to start buying Dragon's Dogma so I can get a damn sequel.

Isn't even out yet...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2016, 19:39 HorrorScope
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 16:17:
There's this growing backlash of Star Wars "fans" who say the prequels are better than TFA and even the original trilogy. These are the 8 and 9 year old kids who saw the prequels and now they're adults telling me - who saw the original trilogy in the 80's - the prequel trilogy is better, and have the balls to tell me TFA is crap compared to the prequel trilogy.

It's all blah blah, it is all the Star Wars story, all of it. It isn't real, it's make believe and what we have is it, no rumors from another source of what may have happened. It is right there to witness, none is more right or wrong than the other. It's the undisputed story known as Star Wars.

I'm fine with the whole story as well, didn't walk out of any of them.
 
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