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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Jan 31, 2015, 14:09
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Re: Saturday Metaverse Jan 31, 2015, 14:09
Jan 31, 2015, 14:09
 
That's too bad about Virtualbox.
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Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five
Jan 31, 2015, 14:07
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Re: Star Trek Online Turns Five Jan 31, 2015, 14:07
Jan 31, 2015, 14:07
 
I have a max level character in that game.

It's pretty fun I think. You can solo everything if you want. Some of the fan made missions are good so check those out too.

It's much better than when it came out. I think it's at least worth a download.

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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jan 30, 2015, 15:24
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2015, 15:24
Jan 30, 2015, 15:24
 
In the past year or so I've noticed that Amazon doesn't really always have the best price anymore. Stuff I used to get cheap is now available at local retailers for prices that are so similar I'd just as soon buy local.

The same thing happened to New Egg. I don't see the great deals like I used to. They're okay deals, but nothing to write home about.

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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 30, 2015, 15:20
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2015, 15:20
Jan 30, 2015, 15:20
 
I'm at 1080p and have about as much interest in 4k or 8k as I did in 3D, which was zero.

I guess when I want another TV in ten years or whatever if it's 16k then fine.

It's like when cars upgrade every year and I ignore it every year because I just don't need another car right now.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jan 30, 2015, 15:13
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 30, 2015, 15:13
Jan 30, 2015, 15:13
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 30, 2015, 14:05:
Is there another analog similar to this? Say, I go to a football game, record it, and put my own commentary on it? Should the teams involved also get a cut of that? I'm trying to wrap my brain around if or how much the game maker "owns" a Let's Play.

I'm pretty sure if you go to a pro or college game with a video camera and try to do your own broadcast you are going to get shut down.

If you watch a movie and talk over it with your own humorous commentary you'll get a nastygram from the MPAA.

If you have a restaurant and you play music in it the recording association wants you to pay a special license for that.

Just look at the hissy fit the author's guild threw when Amazon made Kindles that had speech synthesis to "read" the novels. The author's guild wanted a cut because they said that hurt their sales of books on CD.

Let's Plays are now big enough that publishers are thinking about getting a slice of the pie. You can bet the big $ game publishing industry is watching to see what the reaction is from fans.

If the big audience Let's Players are smart they'll band together and dump Nintendo titles to the floor before this ever gets a foothold.

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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jan 30, 2015, 13:18
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 30, 2015, 13:18
Jan 30, 2015, 13:18
 
I've been waiting for some company to want performance revenue (or whatever you want to call it) from Youtube Let's Plays.

It's kind of a sad state of gaming when watching somebody play the game is more entertaining than actually playing the game for a lot of titles.

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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Announced
Jan 26, 2015, 21:14
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Announced Jan 26, 2015, 21:14
Jan 26, 2015, 21:14
 
The guy has a good thing going and is smart to strike while the iron is hot.
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Re: DayZ Early Access Sells 3M
Jan 24, 2015, 14:10
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Re: DayZ Early Access Sells 3M Jan 24, 2015, 14:10
Jan 24, 2015, 14:10
 
I've seen a couple let's play on Youtube that make this look kind of fun, but when I go to any forum everyone is yelling about it, so I just keep waiting..
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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
Jan 23, 2015, 23:05
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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 23, 2015, 23:05
Jan 23, 2015, 23:05
 
I generally only crowdfund stuff when it's almost a sure thing and the price is way less than I can get it at a store.

It's not something I'm going to do for every game and there are some developers I will never Kickstart. Some companies have enough money already.
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Re: Evening Patches
Jan 22, 2015, 20:08
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Re: Evening Patches Jan 22, 2015, 20:08
Jan 22, 2015, 20:08
 
Cool. I got the Galciv 3 beta on a Steam sale. I haven't tried it yet. I was just kind of waiting around for the full game to come out and figured I might as well get it on sale.
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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Dropping Subscriptions in March
Jan 21, 2015, 20:09
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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Dropping Subscriptions in March Jan 21, 2015, 20:09
Jan 21, 2015, 20:09
 
I thought it was pretty fun. I've been playing on and off since it came out. I solo most everything.

I have actually learned more about the lore of tamriel races from ESO than I have from the single player games. In ESO you can see a race's culture in action. In the single player games it's mostly buried in books that I never actually get around to reading.

I don't mind that it's going F2P though.
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Re: MS: Windows 10
Jan 16, 2015, 20:27
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Re: MS: Windows 10 Jan 16, 2015, 20:27
Jan 16, 2015, 20:27
 
I'm having a hard time getting excited. Even when they announce DirectX improvements it seems like it takes years before any games actually take advantage of their unique features (or video cards can even run them smoothly).
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Re: Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Released
Jan 15, 2015, 19:38
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Re: Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Released Jan 15, 2015, 19:38
Jan 15, 2015, 19:38
 
Say what you want about Vogel. His little company has outlived a lot of game companies and designers who had a lot more budget and way more flash.


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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jan 15, 2015, 19:27
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 15, 2015, 19:27
Jan 15, 2015, 19:27
 
RadioShack probably would have done okay if it had gone back to its roots as as electronics hobbyist store instead of trying to be an overpriced cabling, outdated crapola, and junky cell phone store.

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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
Jan 13, 2015, 20:21
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Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 13, 2015, 20:21
Jan 13, 2015, 20:21
 
I didn't get the first SR game but I'm going to try this one. Hard to lose for fifteen bucks.
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Re: Avernum 2: Crystal Souls This Week
Jan 12, 2015, 19:45
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Re: Avernum 2: Crystal Souls This Week Jan 12, 2015, 19:45
Jan 12, 2015, 19:45
 
He has been chugging along for decades now. Obviously this works for him.
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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories
Jan 9, 2015, 20:03
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Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Destocking Fuels F2P Theories Jan 9, 2015, 20:03
Jan 9, 2015, 20:03
 
I actually liked it.

I learned more of the Elder Scrolls lore playing ESO than I have from any of the stand-alone games.

If it goes F2P that's fine though. I solo pretty much of all the content anyhow so nothing changes for me except a slight bump in savings every month.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Jan 9, 2015, 20:01
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Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 9, 2015, 20:01
Jan 9, 2015, 20:01
 
Standards are often standards for a reason, no matter what "designers" think.

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Re: $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced
Jan 6, 2015, 14:30
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Re: $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced Jan 6, 2015, 14:30
Jan 6, 2015, 14:30
 
I have to have an add-in sound card due to my weird motherboard and video combination but in the future I'll just be using the onboard audio.

Creative never updates drivers so if you buy something from them and run into a driver problem, too bad for you.
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Teaser?
Jan 4, 2015, 13:23
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Re: Five Nights at Freddy's 3 Teaser? Jan 4, 2015, 13:23
Jan 4, 2015, 13:23
 
I haven't played this series, but it's fun to watch other people play on Youtube.

It's basically "jump scare: the game" but if I were 13-14 again or just looking for a quick fright I'd be all over it.
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