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Re: Unreal Engine 4 Free
Mar 2, 2015, 19:42
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Re: Unreal Engine 4 Free Mar 2, 2015, 19:42
Mar 2, 2015, 19:42
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 14:53:
Axis wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 14:42:
Ahh the sweet sound of capitalism and competition - thanks Unity!

Unity has nothing to do with this. Unity has made absolutely no dent in AAA games, which Unreal owns. It's made a big dent in mobile games, which UE4 isn't yet optimized for.

Disagree. Unity has a bunch of indie developers (and some pro developers) who are using it on their Kickstarters. Today's indie might be tomorrow's AAA.

I can guess that Epic is looking at that and not wanting to be marginalized out of future titles or have the deck stacked against them because all the hot developers of 2020 cut their teeth on Unity and have some fondness for it.

I think it's a big potshot at Unity myself.
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Re: Skyrim Mod Size Limit to End
Mar 2, 2015, 19:37
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Re: Skyrim Mod Size Limit to End Mar 2, 2015, 19:37
Mar 2, 2015, 19:37
 
Interesting.

I wonder if this is something they developed for FO4 and decided to test it out on Skyrim..

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Re: Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming
Feb 28, 2015, 14:18
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Re: Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming Feb 28, 2015, 14:18
Feb 28, 2015, 14:18
 
Gun range is rarely realistic so all you end up with in most games (as far as sniper rifles go) is a regular gun that does a ton of damage on crit.

If you tried to model a sniper rifle in a lot of modern turn based games you'd just be shooting NPCs from 7 screens away and then watching their dumb AI try to get to you. Alternatively you would be the one taking cover from 7 screens away trying to get to your assailant.

It kind of sounds like the sort of fun that would get boring and aggravating really fast.

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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
Feb 27, 2015, 19:35
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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 27, 2015, 19:35
Feb 27, 2015, 19:35
 
A lot of people complained about the stretch goals and payment tiers on Underworld. I think that is part of why they barely made it.

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Re: Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming
Feb 27, 2015, 19:32
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Re: Wasteland 2 Visual Upgrade Coming Feb 27, 2015, 19:32
Feb 27, 2015, 19:32
 
I've gotten more updates out of this game than I ever expected.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Feb 26, 2015, 19:53
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 26, 2015, 19:53
Feb 26, 2015, 19:53
 
Verizon posts morse code since that's all they could get through their crappy network. One bar, Verizon. That's what I'm looking at right now. One bar. Can YOU hear ME now?
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Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
Feb 26, 2015, 19:51
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Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 26, 2015, 19:51
Feb 26, 2015, 19:51
 
I'm selling tinfoil ethernet and special Monster brand shielded wireless adapters on Ebay. They'll keep the government rays out of your computers and keep you on the free market. Get yours now. Only $99.99.

It's just a box of tinfoil, but you can bootstrap it into something great. Do-it-yourself, America!

Yeah!

Order now. Operators standing by.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Feb 25, 2015, 15:23
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Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2015, 15:23
Feb 25, 2015, 15:23
 
That guy's functional Batman suit is pretty cool.
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Re: DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing?
Feb 25, 2015, 15:20
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Re: DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing? Feb 25, 2015, 15:20
Feb 25, 2015, 15:20
 
This sounds like one of those checkbox marketing items that breaks when anyone really tries to use it.

I want to believe, but...
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs
Feb 22, 2015, 13:56
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Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Feb 22, 2015, 13:56
Feb 22, 2015, 13:56
 
Wizards of the Cost
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Feb 21, 2015, 13:52
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Feb 21, 2015, 13:52
 
Well, yeah. What teen wants to use social media their parents are on?
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Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Fundraising Ends and Continues
Feb 18, 2015, 02:08
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Re: Shadowrun: Hong Kong Fundraising Ends and Continues Feb 18, 2015, 02:08
Feb 18, 2015, 02:08
 
I put in for $15. I figured I couldn't lose much at that rate.

I didn't play the first games so hopefully I can figure out what's going on.

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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
Feb 16, 2015, 19:41
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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 16, 2015, 19:41
Feb 16, 2015, 19:41
 
That Underworld Ascendant KS is just barely making it.

I thought I was going to back it but I just keep messing around and not doing it.

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Re: etc., etc.
Feb 12, 2015, 01:54
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Re: etc., etc. Feb 12, 2015, 01:54
Feb 12, 2015, 01:54
 
Maybe some of these old guard guys who disappeared and then road the indie / KS hype train back for a second chance left for a reason the first time - they couldn't finish anything on time or on budget so they got shoved out by publishers. Now people are just seeing what they are really like for themselves on their own dime.

I am also forced to reexamine my thinking.

Maybe some of the stuff my old favorites blamed on publishers was just their own failings and nobody ever saw how petulant they really were. Maybe some of the stuff I blamed EA for all these years wasn't EA's fault. I look at how some of these famous developers act and I wonder.

When I was younger it was easy to believe the publisher was the bad guy. Now I have run projects myself and I know how time and budget get allotted and how little room there is for theatrics and hubris in creative projects that involve a lot of people and money.

I didn't throw any money at the new Underworld game on KS after all. It just isn't grabbing me. There are a lot of new people trying to make it with their own spin on dungeons. Last year I kickstarted a few things that have actually panned out okay, but this year I'm done paying for nostalgia.

Wow me or no money. You gotta want it, just like the new guy. A name isn't enough. I'm off the nostalgia train.

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Re: Evening Mobilization
Feb 9, 2015, 20:21
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Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 9, 2015, 20:21
Feb 9, 2015, 20:21
 
Tablets have the same problem PCs and smart-phones do: fragmentation of market.
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Re: Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter
Feb 4, 2015, 14:08
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Re: Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter Feb 4, 2015, 14:08
Feb 4, 2015, 14:08
 
The graphics look ok to me. I'm in.

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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 3, 2015, 19:42
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 3, 2015, 19:42
Feb 3, 2015, 19:42
 
Ghostery and the mvp host file seems to do well enough.

http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 2, 2015, 17:43
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 2, 2015, 17:43
Feb 2, 2015, 17:43
 
Flatline wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 17:31:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 13:43:
Well, that would be most of them since there is going to be very little a robot can't do going forward. Most jobs can be split into logical parts and then repeated and the cost of robotic parts is falling.

(My office is next to a robotics lab)


Wake me up when a computer/robot can play Go and beat say a 6 dan player.

I won't have to. There'll be a robot for that long before your arbitrary AI problem is solved.

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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 2, 2015, 13:43
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 2, 2015, 13:43
Feb 2, 2015, 13:43
 
Well, that would be most of them since there is going to be very little a robot can't do going forward. Most jobs can be split into logical parts and then repeated and the cost of robotic parts is falling.

(My office is next to a robotics lab)

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Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five
Jan 31, 2015, 21:14
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Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Jan 31, 2015, 21:14
Jan 31, 2015, 21:14
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 19:00:
Ant wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 14:03:
Is F2P very limited or has a lot to do as a freebie? I didn't get far in its free open beta. I wonder if I will be able to use my old beta account or did it get wiped?
It has plenty to do. You can get ships at top tier, do all the content, and never drop a dime. Some of it is grindy but it's not bad.


Yeah you can do pretty much everything and even come out with a good setup and good gear. The stuff you buy is mostly cosmetic, except the ships and some of those end up being give-aways around Christmas if you're willing to grind some. If you hate grinding you can buy some things that will give you xp bonuses too. I never felt like I needed that but I'm never in a hurry to level up either.

I played a long time and earned all the gear from the missions (plus reputation gear) and then mixed and matched.

When I feel like buying something I almost always buy keys and take my chances on the different crates to see what I get. I got a temporal science vessel that way once.

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