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News Comments > More on the Star Citizen Roadmap
22. Re: More on the Star Citizen Roadmap Apr 16, 2017, 18:34 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 14:15:
George RR Martin will finish his books before Chris Roberts ever finishes his game.

Well, in all fairness to Chris, JRRM started the A Song of Ice and Fire series in August 1996. He's still working on the series 21 years later.
 
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News Comments > More on the Star Citizen Roadmap
21. Re: More on the Star Citizen Roadmap Apr 16, 2017, 18:29 Kxmode
 
El Pit wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 13:25:
Can somebody please translate what "an enthusiastic, empowered Community" really means? Thank you in advance.

Imagine blind whales dressed in ballerina outfits doing the most amazing feats of dancing.
 
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News Comments > More Star Wars Battlefront II Details
7. Re: More Star Wars Battlefront II Details Apr 16, 2017, 18:24 Kxmode
 
It's single-player! Awesome. That's all I wanted.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
20. Re: Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Plans Apr 16, 2017, 16:43 Kxmode
 
Redmask wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 08:57:
yuastnav wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 05:54:
Yeah, I dunno. I enjoyed The Force Awakens a lot. I loved that movie. I also liked Rogue One, although not as much as TFA. I'm really, really looking forward to episode 8, have been since I saw episode 7.

Yeah everyone loved TFA. They loved it the first time they saw it 40 years ago.

Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
35. Re: Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Plans Apr 16, 2017, 16:40 Kxmode
 
Dacote wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 10:28:
Rigs wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 08:40:
WaltC wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 08:18:
Political fluff snipped
Even more political fluff snipped.
=-Rigs-=
Ugh

The feeling is mutual.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
27. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap Apr 16, 2017, 06:25 Kxmode
 
sir wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 05:40:
Does anyone have a link to a graph, with decades elapsed on the x-axis and dollars spunked on the y-axis to see if funding is tailing off for this farce?

What CIG only needs to do is dangled a JPG carrot in front of the hungry whales, and they eat it up. The result shows the numbers skewed up thereby making graphs pointless to use. Star Citizen has no logic or reasoning behind it. It's pure emotion and hope.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
15. Re: Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Plans Apr 15, 2017, 23:41 Kxmode
 
Despite what people say, I love Rogue One and like TFA. I've already warmed up to the Poe, Fin, Kylo, and Rey as the new leads. I'm looking forward to Episode 8 with great anticipation! Dance  
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News Comments > Peter Moore Signs Off
3. Re: Peter Moore Signs Off Apr 15, 2017, 23:36 Kxmode
 
K, Bye.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
21. Re: Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Plans Apr 15, 2017, 23:29 Kxmode
 
JohnQP wrote on Apr 15, 2017, 20:43:
Another serious question: in the end, will this game prove "too big to fail" and get a few billion in gov't bailouts to finish the content?

I think no because, on the list of things the government concerns itself with, video games is least.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
12. Re: Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Plans Apr 15, 2017, 18:40 Kxmode
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 15, 2017, 13:06:
Building a Schedule for a Universe

Sometimes I wish Blue's News would allow us to post pics and gifs. This news deserves a proper Jean Luc Picard facepalm.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly & Roadmap
11. Re: Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Plans Apr 15, 2017, 18:37 Kxmode
 
Chris Roberts: "No one has ever attempted to build a game as ambitious as Star Citizen and I doubt any publisher would have the patience or stamina that it requires to build something that breaks molds the way Star Citizen does."

Classic Chris Roberts. He now promises Star Citizen can break molds.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer
4. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Apr 15, 2017, 18:29 Kxmode
 
There is no hope of ever seeing a single player story driven Star Wars Battlefront. There is no need for Battlefront 2. The studios could've continued to release new DLC maps for the current Battlefront. This is classic EA riding the Star Wars hype knowing full well they can create a bunch of new DLC maps, bundle them together, slap a "II" on it, and sell it for full price. The unfortunate fact is millions of suckers will fall for it.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Apr 15, 2017, 01:33 Kxmode
 
So many discounts! Minimum 70% off all your favorites! It's crazy! Wacko Jester Smash

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But wait, there's more! I'm just to tired to search for them. Anyhow, mazel tov!
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Teaser
4. Re: Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Plans Apr 14, 2017, 23:47 Kxmode
 
Is this the single-player campaign? If it's not, why do they need to release a sequel? Is the Frostbite 3 engine outdated? If I ride a train from California to New York, what's my favorite color when I reach Oklahoma?  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 14, 2017, 16:41 Kxmode
 
At its lowest point No Man's Sky fell to 9%.  
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News Comments > Oculus Seeks New Trial vs ZeniMax
10. Re: Oculus Seeks New Trial vs ZeniMax Apr 13, 2017, 13:22 Kxmode
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 13, 2017, 06:58:
Your Honor, and ladies and gentlemen (and non-binary attack helicopter-kin) of the jury, please direct your attention to Exhibit A.

Here you see computer language that we in the business call "code." On the left, notice that the defendant used what is known as a "for-next" loop in the code he produced for our company. See this letter here? It's an "i," used to count how many times this loop will execute.

Now look at the code on the right. This is the code stolen from us and used in the defendant's work for the filthy thieves that have hired him. Notice the "for-next" loop there? And what do we have here?!

An "i"! Used to count the loops!

The complainant rests!

An open and shut case! Never, in all my years, have I seen such blatant disregard for fundamental ownership as I see here. Apparently, Mr. Carmack has besmirched ZeniMax by pilfering their highly valuable intellectual property. I rule for the plaintiff in the amount of a blazinga dollars! Smash
 
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News Comments > Oculus Seeks New Trial vs ZeniMax
8. Re: Oculus Seeks New Trial vs ZeniMax Apr 13, 2017, 05:03 Kxmode
 
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 13, 2017, 04:12:
NetHead wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 22:44:
I seem to remember the ZeniMax "expert" made some very questionable claims about deleted data on the drive. So it would have been shocking if they didn't appeal.

This. From what little John Carmack reported of the "expert" testimony, the prosecution also basically pointed at bits of code and then proceeded to tell the layman jury that it was identical to other bits of code that was apparently stolen. Problem is that this was supposedly standard shit that is used by pretty much every programmer worth his salt on planet earth. This sets a dangerous precedent. As I understand it this means that if any programmer that ever worked at Zenimax moves to another company, Zenimax could sue that company for using stolen code, since this is basically elementary shit, that appears in 99.99% of programs everywhere.

I have no idea how the Oculus legal defence team couldn't punch a 1000 holes in that testimony, by showing these bits of code in a thousand open source programs, but there you have it. I guess it pays more to simply counter sue.

I made a similar point in another thread here and here. A corporation cannot own how Carmack creates and writes his code because he obtained the sum of his knowledge at one company. Being the father of the FPS genre and working his entire gaming career at one company guarantees anything he creates is going to look like ZeniMax's IP (even intentional stuff).

This situation is like Arenanet suing Kekai Kotaki after his departure. Kekai was one of their lead concept artists and responsible for many of the iconic visuals of the GW1 and GW2 franchise. It would be ludicrous to sue him because his work today looks too much like the concept art that ArenaNet produces today. When you consider Kekai spent most of his gaming career at ArenaNet, it's very hard to separate style from company assets.

The fundamental problem is most people involved in reaching a decision have little to no experience with the subject matter. The only true way for a case like this to be tried would be a judge and jury (if required) with some experience in programming and (or) game development. They would be qualified to render a fair judgment. More importantly, programming is language and language is free speech. A case like this would establish the fundamental rights programmers have in that corporations cannot own how someone creates and writes their code; even if the code looks similar.

This remains my fear as I move from company to company. I take what I learn with me. Sometimes the techniques I learn could be considered property by the previous company. It creates a bit of anxiety since no there are no touchstone cases.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Apr 13, 2017, 04:37 Kxmode
 
Green Man Gaming and CDKeys have excellent deals and sales going on. Picked up MGS5 for $12 from CDK. Price increased a bit since the last time I bought. Still, cheap.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Seeks New Trial vs ZeniMax
6. Re: New Trial Apr 13, 2017, 03:10 Kxmode
 
Oculus v ZeniMax. Sounds like something from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome or WWE.  
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News Comments > PC Bayonetta Released
16. Re: PC Bayonetta Released Apr 12, 2017, 22:13 Kxmode
 
@Agent-Zero - Real classy. Pretty much sums up your existence on this site.  
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