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News Comments > Star Citizen Engine Switch; Alpha Released for Backers
50. Re: Star Citizen Engine Switch; Alpha Released for Backers Dec 25, 2016, 10:14 HorrorScope
 
SM0k3 wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 02:18:
I don't think I would call them switching engines an indication of failure. CryEngine just wasn't up to the task of what the developers envisioned which sometimes happens(a la Team Fortress). Seems like a good move IMO, time will tell.

Believe me I want to jump on this, I predicted this way back, it is something you just put out there when things are going sideways and taking forever.. "We still have the ole engine switch announcement to come", because we've seen it enough.

But as mentioned this is like a 1/2 switch well at least that is what is being described, could be more talk and it looks to be to something better suited. But then I always assumed a engine switch would be to something better suited, otherwise that would be totally stupid. I'll give a slight Christmas pass on this one, with an option of changing my mind! Now a total pessimist with 1000's invested can say "Thanks for the Kick in the Nuts for Christmas RSI.".
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
28. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 24, 2016, 11:39 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 21:18:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 20:45:
UBI is coming into existence for few reasons.
Maybe so, but not in our lifetime.

It is already happening.
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
52. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 24, 2016, 11:23 HorrorScope
 
NKD wrote on Dec 24, 2016, 06:22:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 20:08:
I look at it like this: When you put a full 43 hours into a game, you no longer qualify for a refund. No matter how bad the game sucked. Nono

Agreed. Some games may take longer to assess but that's a risk the consumer is gonna have to take on. A system that allows people to refund games after dozens of hours? You'd have to have some strict limitations on how often people could actually get that refund to prevent abuse. Would it even be any use at that point?

Refunds are cool, but satisfaction guaranteed refund policies with no time limits are not going to happen.


And would be an abuse in the other direction. With all the video of a game you can watch prior, if these dollars you are putting into this new game are that critical... take a few moments of research. 2 hours is good, could it be a little more, perhaps, but it serves its main purpose... Can I even get the game to start so I can play?
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
51. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 24, 2016, 11:19 HorrorScope
 
Kxmode wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 20:51:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 20:08:
I look at it like this: When you put a full 43 hours into a game, you no longer qualify for a refund. No matter how bad the game sucked. Nono

You're entitled to your point of view but I respectfully disagree.

There's a place where business and consumer have proper protections. I'll go even further if you played 43 hours you didn't hate the game either. Or what is the comeback? I hated the ending? I reflected back now and you know what? I really didn't enjoy the last 43 hours.

Egghead at one time had a 30 day policy, they closed their doors long ago. So the fair question is what is the AUS policy?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
25. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 22, 2016, 20:45 HorrorScope
 
UBI is coming into existence for few reasons.

But if you want people to do better and you are against a minimum wage, let alone a higher one and you are against unions. Why would anyone think they are going to do better with no protections of being exploited? Some of the poorest people I know are against both, but think there is a great job just waiting if some leader would just do things like lower taxes and regulations. It is the gov't that stopped people from getting their fare/fair...
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin
29. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin Dec 22, 2016, 18:10 HorrorScope
 
The things I'm getting:

Steam Controller and Steam Link for $50. When my youngest left, only thing he had I missed.

Empyrion. I've known for a while I would be getting it, $10 sold.

Going to review the Descent games.

Deus Ex and Doom are solid at that price, I know Doom's been $20 before.

Abzu and Long Dark look interesting and were on my Wishlist, which let me see... has 560 games on it. I use it for anything with a fair shot and I can quickly see if on sale and cut the other 5000 pcs of shit out.
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin
28. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin Dec 22, 2016, 18:02 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 17:45:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 17:42:
Creston wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 14:36:
The "Villain Most In Need Of A Hug" Award

Gabe Newell, for not greenlighting Half Life 3?

We'll get you anyway, Valve. No matter how many categories you discard.

The Valve New Employee Handbook was on Reddit as a PDF to read. How it works there is it takes the employees to pitch and other get behind it, if not it doesn't happen. I take it they know how hard it is and what the expectations are... and are scared SHITLESS to touch it. So perhaps someone comes in and says HL3 and then no one shows up to support. Dead.

I was just joking. I genuinely don't give a fuck about Half Life 3.

No matter either way, I found it interesting and probably why we don't see it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin
23. Re: Steam Winter Sale and Awards Voting Begin Dec 22, 2016, 17:42 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 14:36:
The "Villain Most In Need Of A Hug" Award

Gabe Newell, for not greenlighting Half Life 3?

We'll get you anyway, Valve. No matter how many categories you discard.

The Valve New Employee Handbook was on Reddit as a PDF to read. How it works there is it takes the employees to pitch and other get behind it, if not it doesn't happen. I take it they know how hard it is and what the expectations are... and are scared SHITLESS to touch it. So perhaps someone comes in and says HL3 and then no one shows up to support. Dead.
 
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News Comments > Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com
28. Re: Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com Dec 22, 2016, 14:19 HorrorScope
 
WingmanDU wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 13:07:
We intend to do exactly this within the Descent Universe, we are rebooting the franchise, but with a small amount of funding we had to do this in phases, this is phase 1, by phase 3 we will all be in space fighting over Alien technology, but we need to be successful in phase 1 etc to have the funding.

We do not have millions of dollars and raman noodles are getting old, real fast.

WM



Sounds cool that was a bit of a vibe I got, resource gathering etc is part of it. The old game was pretty much go through the tubes and pew pew, which was fun then, but something much grander would be cool.
 
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News Comments > Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com
27. Re: Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com Dec 22, 2016, 14:17 HorrorScope
 
WingmanDU wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 13:02:
Woah - as one of those so called "Hacks" let's be real here. Before we came along Descent was wallowing in the sock drawer of Interplay, we loved the original, wanted to bring it back, or at least the type of game, so started to make "Ships That Fight Underground" or STFU for short, and were contacted by Interplay to license the name and make it an actual Descent game - we were OVERJOYED and jumped at the chance.

So, we all took a massive risk to bring back an IP that most gamers under 30 have no idea existed.

Calling us HACKS for taking a risk to bring back something we loved is insulting to say the least.

We are also fans of Overload - and backers - there is not a zero sum game here, we can all win by having more and more 6Dof games to play - there is not one winner to rule them all...many people play Battlefield and Call of Duty.

And for the record, we asked Matt and Mike to join us in making this game, but they decided to do their own 6Dof game Overload, and we totally respect that.

Our game is based upon Descent 1 and the flight mechanics and speeds, but we are adding a TON MORE GAME play for a modern audience, instead of one ship we have 9, all with roles to play, and special abilities, unlocks and such - it is a huge undertaking by a small team of developers (around 10), and we are doing it out of passion for the genre.

Please stop this us vs them nonsense, it is unnecessary and we as Devs don't participate in it, we want more good games.

I agree... I think what you have looks good. It must be something to be a developer and if you are reading comments, I hope you all can just take it in stride, internet group think in general is really bad, have to compartmentalize it correctly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 22, 2016, 14:11 HorrorScope
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 13:48:
I'm curious how Obama made things worse for the average person. After 6-8 years of Republican leadership before 2008, the country faced the worst financial meltdown since the Great Depression, two quagmire wars that cost trillions, a huge growth in government spending, a massive budget deficit of 1 trillion per year (which Obama inherited), a crashed stock market (6K Dow), and double digit unemployment. How are things after 8 years of Obama worse than that? I'll grant you healthcare is more expensive, but not any more expensive than it would have been before Obamacare. It was going up around 3x-5x the rate of inflation before Obama even took office. Also, people are aware corporations and the rich do not actually pay the full tax rate, right? For instance, Trump's paid zero taxes for about 10 years now, Romney paid about 13%, and many corporations pay 30%, 20% 10% or even zero due to deductions, write offs, depreciation, etc.

Answer: He wasn't our guy and ideology.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 22, 2016, 14:09 HorrorScope
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 12:56:
Millions of jobs lost is no small deal — and in the final days before the nation transitions to a Trump presidency, the Obama administration has a message: The coming wave of labor displacement due to automation will need to be met with “aggressive policy action.”

lol, still dreaming of "fairness" or whatever pipe dream the dems are lost in these days... you think the next admin is in for "socialist" type "welfare" policies like this??

Well there can be no doubt that more jobs (better wasn't really said) was one reason why Trump got the vote numbers he did. When he talked, he talked about old school jobs, they need to come back and all of that. But what happens if more jobs do get eaten up by automation? These are mfg jobs for robots. The people that voted for Trump because they wanted a job are still there with dick in their hands. Just more empty promises? I think a smart leader would be keeping an eye out here.

There are countries that are now starting to dole out a basic wage, we'll get to sit back and review it. But that doesn't mean dick either, we see every other advanced country with basic health and we still struggle with crippling personal medical costs and 50% simply despise the alternative... that every other advanced country has turned to and used.

It does make me ponder moving forward what is the purpose of all of us. If no one is going to make some grand proclamation that we don't need so many people and how we address that. Then some leader is going to have to deal with satisfying even more people unhappy about less jobs and the more you have, the more it gets interesting.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 22, 2016, 14:00 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 11:40:
Tim Cook confirms- tech met with Trump to ask for billions in tax breaks.

Yes because those tech giants are on the edge of profitability.

My father in-law believes those tax breaks savings will be given to workers as a pay raise. Ah yep...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 22, 2016, 13:58 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 22, 2016, 13:17:
Meanwhile, in the that Capitalist Utopia, the US of A:

FCC Republicans vow to gut net neutrality rules “as soon as possible”

Good times.

50% of the people don't want protections. I'm just confused about how they are so confused about their own best interests, nicest people ever... concerned about big businesses interest ahead of there's, admirable.
 
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News Comments > Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com
18. Re: Descent: Underground in Development on GOG.com Dec 21, 2016, 18:40 HorrorScope
 
FWIW I liked Descent and what was the other one like this? Foresaken that was huge back in the early days of GPU's? Crazy fps's.

Both of the updates talked about in here look pretty good to.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2016, 18:26 HorrorScope
 
Here are some interesting global #'s:

Mobile 41 billion up 18%. Asian dominated.

PC 35.8 billion up 7%. Asian FTP dominant.

Console messily 6.6 billion up 15%, because they have no damn Asian's who give two shits.

Their VR #'s cannot be right, must have a decimal error or aren't talking gross rev.



http://tinyurl.com/h3sz8r2
 
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale Thursday?
14. Re: On Sale Dec 21, 2016, 00:05 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 20:16:
pockets wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 19:33:
+1. You used to be able to get top shelf games for $4.99. Now they rarely go lower then 7.99, even if it's 4 years old. If my backlog wasn't so big, I might bite for the deals, but everything on my wishlist never goes down much in price.

Yeah $5 is impulse purchase. More than that not so much.

I'm somewhere around a dollar. So I have my wishlist, if it goes under $2 and I don't buy it, I force myself to remove it from the wishlist.
 
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News Comments > Asheron's Call Games Ending
3. Re: Asheron's Call Games Ending Dec 20, 2016, 20:45 HorrorScope
 
LOTRO & DDO:
Joining Standing Stone on these projects will be Daybreak Games.

Gulp.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 20, 2016, 14:27 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 13:44:
Now you can reach your monthly data cap in 4.44 seconds! REJOICE IN THE WONDERFUL US MOBILE MARKET!


LOL, that is the drive. The faster we can get their systems, the faster we can charge them for going over the cap. They'll blow by it before they even know. Good call here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2016, 13:42 HorrorScope
 
I have to post this... this one will be a family legacy at reunions:

https://twitter.com/LOV_app/status/811104147797921793
 
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