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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Nov 13, 2022, 12:16
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Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 13, 2022, 12:16
Nov 13, 2022, 12:16
 
Twitter had an official gaming account? With it's own marking team? I'm no Elon fan, but this seems like a waste of money that never should have existed in the first place (and definitely not as an in-house project).
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Re: Google Stadia Ends in January
Sep 29, 2022, 20:02
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Re: Google Stadia Ends in January Sep 29, 2022, 20:02
Sep 29, 2022, 20:02
 
Agree that Google isn't trustable, but it seems a little weird to me that they won't let you just download your save data through Google Takeout or something. They obviously have the files stored somewhere, right? Should be a simple matter for the company that can give you a list of every YouTube video you've ever clicked on; Certainly easier than refunding all these Stadia purchases.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Sep 17, 2022, 01:24
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Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 17, 2022, 01:24
Sep 17, 2022, 01:24
 
They never should have retired (then made "budget") the Pentium name. At the time every Joe Blow knew that you wanted the BMW car, the Rolex watch, and the Pentium PC. Why screw that up?
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Re: Football
Sep 7, 2022, 19:10
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Re: Football Sep 7, 2022, 19:10
Sep 7, 2022, 19:10
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 7, 2022, 13:32:
Speilberg

Sounds like a trend. I'm going to have to miss Jaws, but I caught the Jurassic Park 3D conversion and it was top tier.

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Re: Rumor Mill
Aug 7, 2022, 12:30
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Re: Rumor Mill Aug 7, 2022, 12:30
Aug 7, 2022, 12:30
 
Leaked Spider-Man screenshots show how it looks running on PC.

Finally, pictures of Spider-Man!
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jul 18, 2022, 16:33
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 18, 2022, 16:33
Jul 18, 2022, 16:33
 
CS: GO Prime Status Upgrade.

Was puzzled by this for a second, but remembered the ban wave that just happened: https://convars.com/csgostats/en/bans
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Re: Games, Movies, and TV
Jun 30, 2022, 13:03
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Re: Games, Movies, and TV Jun 30, 2022, 13:03
Jun 30, 2022, 13:03
 
Whole lot of possibilities there:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atlus_games

I always thought ESP Ra.De. looked like it could use some kind of story expansion, not sure that live action would be ideal though.
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Re: Sunday Postmortems
May 23, 2022, 00:08
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Re: Sunday Postmortems May 23, 2022, 00:08
May 23, 2022, 00:08
 
Title is pure clickbait which is never backed up in the text of the article. The Shadowrun FPS was DOA for well known reasons and was not made by the same company that made "Returns" etc. The Shadowrun tabletop RPG was still going strong three years later when some key freelancers quit after financial irregularities were discovered at Catalyst. At that time (2010) Shadowrun was one of very few profitable tabletop RPG systems, which may explain why Topps renewed the CGL license that year (and have continued to do so ever since) despite the shenanigans.

I guess it could be noted that Jordan Weisman licensed the digital rights back from Microsoft in 2007 (via Smith & Tinker) and how this is indeed the same year the FPS was released. I also recall some (very) small amount of management personnel overlap between the post-Microsoft-acquisition FASA Studios and Harebrained Schemes. But even though these facts could conceivably be used to spin a larger connection between the FPS and the latest CRPG titles than ever really existed, they are not mentioned in the article.
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Re: Op Ed
Dec 20, 2020, 22:45
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Re: Op Ed Dec 20, 2020, 22:45
Dec 20, 2020, 22:45
 
slightly hollow feeling

So the game about a dystopian future is making you sad? Sounds about right.

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Re: Terminator: Resistance Released
Nov 17, 2019, 13:57
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Re: Terminator: Resistance Released Nov 17, 2019, 13:57
Nov 17, 2019, 13:57
 
A number of the Steam reviews are name-checking Terminator: Future Shock and Terminator: Skynet so if you appreciated those it might be worth a closer look.
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture remains a movie-making miracle 40 years later
Aug 28, 2019, 22:15
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture remains a movie-making miracle 40 years later Aug 28, 2019, 22:15
Aug 28, 2019, 22:15
 
...And yet the (far superior) director's cut still hasn't been released in HD.

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Re: Morning Crowdfunding
Jun 5, 2019, 00:16
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Re: Morning Crowdfunding Jun 5, 2019, 00:16
Jun 5, 2019, 00:16
 
For years I have assumed that most of the extravagant feature-related promises of Barkley 2 were part of the joke and that the game would release with a lot of cleverly designed pseudo-systems; Most of them just developed enough to support a parody or reference to similar features in other games (as some of my favorite parts in the first one did). Reading posts from the (now former) developers over the past few days, however: ToG were as serious about fully implementing all of that stuff as post-Cyberpocalyse Charles Barkley was about damn near everything (another one of the first game's high points).

The failure of this game has ruined my decade, but the fact that it failed in part because the devs committed to their own (what should have been) jokes too hard is fascinating.

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Re: Into the Black
Oct 4, 2018, 22:07
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Re: Into the Black Oct 4, 2018, 22:07
Oct 4, 2018, 22:07
 
Respect. Listening to The Last Ninja SID now.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2018, 22:12
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 10, 2018, 22:12
Sep 10, 2018, 22:12
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 11:55:
Peter Norton is rolling over in his white-smocked grave.

Nah, he's still alive.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 6, 2018, 22:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 6, 2018, 22:41
Aug 6, 2018, 22:41
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Re: Valve Loses $3M AU Fine Appeal
Apr 20, 2018, 18:49
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Re: Valve Loses $3M AU Fine Appeal Apr 20, 2018, 18:49
Apr 20, 2018, 18:49
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Apr 20, 2018, 13:03:
Hosting high availability systems is not cheap. I work for a medical group,

Steam is not high availability. Goes down every Tuesday evening for maintenance (which can sometimes last an hour or more) and goes down randomly plenty of other times. The weekly outages even include the Store and Community Market pieces, which is something that still kind of blows my mind: If you had a money printing machine would you ever turn it off?

Nobody's life depends on Steam, so you can be assured that Valve is paying nowhere near what any medical group is. No extreme SLA, no "backups of backups for every piece of hardware and every network route" policies, nobody expensive on call 24 hours. They might not even have their own hardware in some locations.

Compared to physical distribution it is is insanely cheap to run something like Steam these days -- even if you aren't doing it all on AWS (as Netflix does).
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Re: Lode Runner Legacy Released
Jul 14, 2017, 21:06
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Re: Lode Runner Legacy Released Jul 14, 2017, 21:06
Jul 14, 2017, 21:06
 
Fletch wrote on Jul 13, 2017, 10:04:
I'd much rather see "Lode Runner: The Legend Returns" updated for modern computers. Don't make it 3D or anything. Just up the resolution and make it run on a modern PC. That would definitely push my nostalgia auto-buy button.

No resolution update, but there is a completely faithful fan rewrite that uses the original graphical assets and runs on any modern OS:

http://www.quarkrobot.com/about-this-project/
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Re: Lode Runner Legacy Next Month
Jun 30, 2017, 19:49
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Re: Lode Runner Legacy Next Month Jun 30, 2017, 19:49
Jun 30, 2017, 19:49
 
There is also this project that successfully re-implemented the engine from Lode Runner: The Legend Returns (and The Mad Monks Revenge) so that those games can be played on modern OS:

http://www.quarkrobot.com/about-this-project/

Native builds for Windows, OS X and Linux.
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jan 28, 2017, 21:40
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 28, 2017, 21:40
Jan 28, 2017, 21:40
 
Toshiba article says it is from December 2015...
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Re: Routine in March
Nov 1, 2016, 18:40
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Re: Routine in March Nov 1, 2016, 18:40
Nov 1, 2016, 18:40
 
I've been looking forward to this one for a long time. Was actually starting to think it might have been abandoned.
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