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Signed On September 24, 2003
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News Comments > Get Hob, Gone Home, and Drawful 2 for Free

4. Re: Get Hob, Gone Home, and Drawful 2 for Free Apr 2, 2020, 23:43  Kxmode 
 
dimsum98 wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 23:01:
It took Steam almost twenty years to reach what it is now and the pictures weren't always rosy. They just need to make a commitment to continue to improve the service to at least the level of Steam and be patient. I'll continue to support Epic and root for its success.

If Epic started using their money to fund a 30-day refund policy (which could work because they have the power to remove games from people's libraries), I would start buying from Epic. I'm not even kidding. Valve's refund policy sucks! GOG's is awesome but it's a DRM-free thing and they don't have a big library of big budget titles. If Epic did that THAT would be a game changer and it would attract way more consumers than freebies.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Get Hob, Gone Home, and Drawful 2 for Free

1. Re: Get Hob, Gone Home, and Drawful 2 for Free Apr 2, 2020, 19:35  Kxmode 
 
"It's made a total of $1.2 billion in revenue since it launched" source - Launch 2017

"How much money is 'Fortnite' making? Nearly $2.5 billion in 2018 alone, according to the latest report" source - Fortnite's peak year

'Fortnite' made $1.8 billion in 2019, analysts say — that's down 28% from 2018, but it's still the biggest game in the world source - Interest is waning considerably.

No doubt, Epic sits on a mountain of cash for freebies. However, its popularity is waning. Epic is still giving out freebies, which means the platform hasn't reached Epic's internal numbers goal (likely to be on par with or surpass Steam). I don't believe they will ever achieve that until they do something with their platform to make it better than Steam.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

23. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 2, 2020, 19:19  Kxmode 
 
China fears a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak. A near certainty there are more than 80K infected. I estimated around 6 million.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Stealing onto Steam

6. Re: Sea of Thieves Stealing onto Steam Apr 2, 2020, 19:11  Kxmode 
 
Steam is quickly becoming publisher's go-to. It speaks volumes to the financial instability of going exclusive on other platforms. Even CDPR's Thronebreaker eventually came to Steam after it launched as a GOG exclusive.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Mortal Shell Announced

3. Re: Mortal Shell Announced Apr 1, 2020, 22:43  Kxmode 
 
I really like the font style they used for the logo.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Report: Gearbox Staff Unhappy with Lower Than Expected Borderlands 3 Bonuses

9. Re: Report: Gearbox Staff Unhappy with Lower Than Expected Borderlands 3 Bonuses Apr 1, 2020, 21:06  Kxmode 
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 1, 2020, 20:57:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 1, 2020, 20:56:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 1, 2020, 20:49:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 1, 2020, 20:42:
I guess the developers were too busy to read the news.

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford Accused Of Stealing $12 Million Dollars

An allegation and accusation means a claim that someone has done something illegal without proof. Despite whatever people feel about Randy, he hasn't been found guilty in a court of law of stealing 12 million.

Fair enough, but would you ever work for this guy?

Amidst legal battle, Gearbox CEO says he left USB stick of porn at Medieval Times

There's some crazy story coming out of Gearbox on a yearly basis. You don't get that from other development houses.

Are you replying to yourself? Do we need to worry, jdreyer?
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 1, 2020, 20:53  Kxmode 
 
Linux has never been "surprisingly easy" to game on. It will never be a gaming operating system no matter how hard the enthusiasts try. If they succeed in achieving that they had to make Linux, Windows, and I'm pretty Linux users don't want that. Linux users: just be happy with what "god" gave you.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Report: Gearbox Staff Unhappy with Lower Than Expected Borderlands 3 Bonuses

5. Re: Report: Gearbox Staff Unhappy with Lower Than Expected Borderlands 3 Bonuses Apr 1, 2020, 20:49  Kxmode 
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 1, 2020, 20:42:
I guess the developers were too busy to read the news.

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford Accused Of Stealing $12 Million Dollars

An allegation and accusation means a claim that someone has done something illegal without proof. Despite whatever people feel about Randy, he hasn't been found guilty in a court of law of stealing 12 million.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > QuakeCon Cancelled

4. Re: QuakeCon Cancelled Mar 31, 2020, 20:08  Kxmode 
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Mar 31, 2020, 15:26:
El Pit wrote on Mar 31, 2020, 13:49:
Isn't it time to rename it to DoomCon anyways?

I was going to say, do the past 2 gens of gamers even know what Quake is?

If you live in California you know what Quake is.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

32. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2020, 19:21  Kxmode 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 31, 2020, 19:02:
The largest county in tx just issued a one week stay at home. No known cases in the county.
One week. Gonna have to stretch out my 3 cans of soup.
https://www.facebook.com/brewstercountytx/

Milestrone soup
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

30. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2020, 18:45  Kxmode 
 
An honest assessment from a nurse in New York. Worth watching to give you a realistic idea of what she sees every day. This was eye-opening:

"What's a little bit scary now is the patients that we're getting are much sicker. Many of the young people who are getting sick don't smoke. They're healthy. They have no co-morbidities. They're just young, regular people between the ages of 30 and 50 who you would not expect to get this sick."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2020, 16:00  Kxmode 
 
~~~ not important ~~~  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 30, 2020, 20:14  Kxmode 
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 19:32:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 15:29:
A megachurch in central Florida held packed services on March 29th despite dire warnings by the CDC and other health officials to promote social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Pastor Rodney Browne quoted a word-salad of random nonsense that flew in the face of any reasonable logic to follow the CDC's guidelines. It prompted Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister to seek an arrest warrant for the pastor. Chad said that he was negotiating with Mr. Browne's attorney to turn over his client to the authorities in Hernando County. The likely reason is due to the pastor having "an arsenal of weaponry" and "a vast security force."

Here's a religious gathering done right in the age of COVID19.

Nice. In my case, the Witnesses are greatly affected by COVID-19. All of us have taken the recommendations seriously. As a result, our preaching activities are still on-going but have changed to protect both ourselves and the public. The random Door-to-door ministry remains temporarily suspended in areas where lockdowns exist. Instead, Witnesses share the message of hope with existing return visits or online when the opportunity presents itself.

Our upcoming meetings and regional convention happen through recorded presentations. The most important night for Witnesses, the memorial of Jesus Christ's death is modified to allow Witnesses to meet in a small group of less than 5-10 or watch the memorial talk from the JW website. I've opted to watch the talk on the site. I bought kosher crackers and organic red wine. I found a wine that has naturally occurring sulfates, which should be close to the natural red wine that Jesus used during the Passover and Lord's Evening meal. I believe the kosher crackers are organic and should be adequate. I'm not of the anointed so that I won't be partaking of the emblems myself, but I do want to observe the memorial because Jesus said: "Keep doing this in remembrance of me." (Luke 22:19)

Anyhow, I wish you and everyone else much health.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Star Citizen Raises More Cash

25. Re: Star Citizen Raises More Cash Mar 30, 2020, 19:46  Kxmode 
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 17:29:
In order for this to be fraud, it needs to be deliberate, dishonest, and intended to deceive.

I frequently see people here calling regular ineptitude fraud. Hell, it's pretty common on kickstarter, too.

Fraud is when someone says they'll build something, but instead buys themselves a new car.

Ineptitude is when someone says they'll build something, and tries to build it, but ends up spending all the money without managing to get an actual product out.

I wholeheartedly agree. Chris never set out to purposely scam people. But it does demonstrate a repeating pattern of behavior that stretches as far back as Anvil Studios. Microsoft bought the studio to wrangle control of Freelancer away from Roberts so that the studio could focus on releasing it. Chris's big vision projects aren't economically feasible, and no one at CIG has the authority to push-back against Chris. Worse, the fans have exacerbated the problems by giving Chris a blank check and unlimited time to keep doing what he's doing. At some point, Chris is going to need to rip off the bandage and finish the game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 30, 2020, 17:17  Kxmode 
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 15:39:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 15:33:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 15:29:
A megachurch in central Florida held packed services on March 29th despite dire warnings by the CDC and other health officials to promote social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Pastor Rodney Browne quoted a word-salad of random nonsense that flew in the face of any reasonable logic to follow the CDC's guidelines. It prompted Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister to seek an arrest warrant for the pastor. Chad said that he was negotiating with Mr. Browne's attorney to turn over his client to the authorities in Hernando County. Further, the sheriff added that the pastor has "an arsenal of weaponry" and "a vast security force."

Just remember that Farcry 5 wasn't THAT far from reality....

It's Korea Patient 31.

No. It's Spring Break Kentucky Patience 1.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 30, 2020, 15:29  Kxmode 
 
A megachurch in central Florida held packed services on March 29th despite dire warnings by the CDC and other health officials to promote social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Pastor Rodney Browne quoted a word-salad of random nonsense that flew in the face of any reasonable logic to follow the CDC's guidelines. It prompted Hillsborough Sheriff Chad Chronister to seek an arrest warrant for the pastor. Chad said that he was negotiating with Mr. Browne's attorney to turn over his client to the authorities in Hernando County. The likely reason is due to the pastor having "an arsenal of weaponry" and "a vast security force."  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

8. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 30, 2020, 14:28  Kxmode 
 
Last bastion holdout, Google Play banned Alex Jones app for disputing the need for social distancing and shelter in place quarantine efforts meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus simultaneous to pitching InfoWar products like Superblue toothpaste and SilverSol gargle as protection against or treatment for the novel Coronavirus. In the video that prompted the ban, Jones said, "everybody dies under the new world order except maybe one-tenth of one percent that believes they're going to merge with machines and have made deals with this inter-dimensional thing that gave them all the technology ... You can't make a deal with these aliens, OK, that the Bible tells you about and ever get off the planet." The guy is certifiable.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Raises More Cash

11. Re: Star Citizen Raises More Cash Mar 30, 2020, 13:37  Kxmode 
 
They raise close to the USD $20 million amount Chris said he needed to make his space opera.  
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News Comments > NieR Replicant Plans

3. Re: NieR Replicant Plans Mar 30, 2020, 00:36  Kxmode 
 
I need ya, Deck. This is a bad one, the worst yet. I need the old Blade Runner, I need your magic.  
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News Comments > Half-Life: Alyx No VR Mod

5. Re: Half-Life: Alyx No VR Mod Mar 29, 2020, 20:54  Kxmode 
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Mar 29, 2020, 20:10:
PHJF wrote on Mar 29, 2020, 17:51:
Ummm PSX had great emulation on the PC. Bleem didn't have the best compatibility, but it allowed you to change graphics settings. CVGS on the other hand ran pretty much exactly like a PSX. As I never owned a PSX, that was how I played most PS1 games... including like a half dozen runs through Symphony of the Night ...

The best Playstation 1 emulator is "ePSXe," almost 100% of the games perfectly emulated.

I'm don't have much experience with ePSXe only that I can say Bleem was a $30 consumer product. Any game I threw at it worked. Bleem also played burned PS1 CDs, including imports from other regions.

A modchip was the only way to play burned CDs and imports on a PS1. I remember the 1st generation modchips required soldering 16 wires to various points on the circuit board, some ridiculously hard to isolate—especially the ones on particular CPU pins. Eventually, by the time I came around to modding mine, the modchip geniuses figured out how to get it down to 4 wires.

At the time, burning PS1 games on black CDRs was all the rage as that's how PS1 CDs looked. However, Black CDRs were too expensive. If memory serves, Japan was the only country producing them, and they cost $15 for a pack of 5 with $20 for shipping to the US. In today's dollars that would be $59. Too much for me.

I do remember the very first import I played was Parappa The Rapper two years before it appeared in the United States. Friends didn't understand what it was even when I tried to explain the gameplay. I invited them over, and many got addicted. I believe that was one of the first dance rhythm games to appear in the states.

Anyhow, that was a fun stroll down memory lane and a reminder that I used to be a diehard console gamer.
 
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