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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Aug 5, 2012, 21:57 wtf_man
 
Even with the issues fixed (If they are)... I can't see spending $20 on a 10 hour shooter.

I am interested in seeing whether Tech 5 fucks Doom 3 up or not.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Aug 5, 2012, 18:19 wtf_man
 
id Software Games on Steam. Save 75% except for RAGE which is 25% off.

Heh... I probably wouldn't even buy RAGE at 75% off.

EDIT:
Well, maybe I would, since Steam says the regular price is $20 and that would be $5... but there's no way I'd buy it for 75% off of $60 (which would be $15)
 
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News Comments > Vanguard Goes F2P Next Week
9. Re: Vanguard Goes F2P Next Week Aug 5, 2012, 18:09 wtf_man
 
NKD wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 16:22:
I really wish McQuaid had come in to work at some point during the last 8 month of development.

Why? He's a complete and utter idiot. The worst thing that happened to the MMO genre was his initial success... we've been stuck with basically EQ clones, and now WoW clones since.

And as for Vanguard... he was too busy doping it up... which shows you where his head was... directly up his ass.

He has some decent ideas on creating worlds, and that's about it... but keep his ass away from the gameplay mechanics / design. Only now with GW2 do we have an MMO that encourages cooperation without forced grouping... and it's been what? 13 or 14 years since EQ came out.
 
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News Comments > LucasArts President Departs
10. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 3, 2012, 10:00 wtf_man
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 01:09:
They were fired over their plans to release a Star Wars game. Yes, it's true: STAR Wars. Not Clone Wars. The Beard himself fired them and ordered the new LA Prez to immediately start development on "The Clone Wars: The Dark Cradle", dealing with Anakin Skywalker's toddler years. "That's what the fans want", commented The Beard on LA's new game plans.

Then, the beard needs to drop dead.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 3, 2012, 08:38 wtf_man
 
Wow... didn't know so many people were so passionate about DirectX.

I think what really matters is what you can do with the API. When DX9 came out... OGL started falling way behind on eye-candy features.

I don't know if that is still true today, but people complain that 2005-ish era graphics look like ass compared today (UT3, Source, Crytek 1, iD Tech 4, etc.)... and I think they look fine. Then again, I'm not a graphics whore (even though I can't stand crap like minecraft... I do have a minimum standard, which would be Quake 3 Arena / RTCW era stuff).
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Aug 2, 2012, 22:16 wtf_man
 
Axis wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 21:37:
Carmack has always been about raising the bar and allowing people to create what they will with what he's done.

Make fun of the game all you like, the "code" he throws out there is second to none.

Pop! goes the textures!
 
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News Comments > LucasArts President Departs
3. Re: LucasArts President Departs Aug 2, 2012, 20:34 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 20:30:
I would have pushed these two out too, seeing as they have yet to release and updated version of Tie Fighter.

And Grim Fandango.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financial: WoW Subs Drop to 9.1M
4. Re: Activision Blizzard Financial: WoW Subs Drop to 9.1M Aug 2, 2012, 20:33 wtf_man
 
Cram wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 20:24:
Less and less are willing to pay $15 a month for any MMO it seems. The subscription based model is going the way of the dinosaurs. Love WoW, or ToR, or hate them, the entire genre is losing people.

Heh... I remember when online games (or the online services) were pay per hour.
 
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News Comments > EA and Take-Two Financials
22. Re: EA and Take-Two Financials Aug 1, 2012, 10:31 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 10:12:
I'm guessing that would mean 700-800K, but even that is being generous...

Even another 500K+ drop from 1.3 Million is a humorous train wreck situation.

When they started the project... I was somewhat intrigued with the concept of immersive story in an MMO... but as they rolled out videos of it over the years (before launch)... it was fairly apparent that the implementation wasn't going to work, especially with forced grouping on flash points, and space on rails mini game.

Bioware had some good ideas, but couldn't deliver on them / execute them properly.

So, now it's just grab the popcorn and watch it burn... which is funny and sad at the same time. Bioware had a real opportunity to change this dull and oversaturate genre, and blew it with "Voiced-Over WoW in space".
 
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News Comments > EA and Take-Two Financials
19. Re: EA and Take-Two Financials Aug 1, 2012, 09:38 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 09:10:
wtf_man wrote on Aug 1, 2012, 09:02:
Hmmm... no TOR numbers in that document.

http://kotaku.com/5930634

"well over" 500,000.

Heh.

/ROFL

Thanks for making my morning!
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 1, 2012, 09:11 wtf_man
 
IT execs prefer Obama on 5 key industry issues: survey

The headline lies... the winner in the table is "NEITHER".

Which, I totally agree with.

However, the real issue is Congress... ALL incumbents need to be voted out, regardless of party... talk about professional crooks! And anyone voted in has to promise a vote yes on term limits, or they get voted out too.

Of course it will never happen.
 
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News Comments > EA and Take-Two Financials
17. Re: EA and Take-Two Financials Aug 1, 2012, 09:02 wtf_man
 
Hmmm... no TOR numbers in that document.  
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News Comments > The Old Republic F2P This Fall
59. Re: The Old Republic F2P This Fall Jul 31, 2012, 23:47 wtf_man
 
Dirwulf wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 20:37:
To all the "I called it's"...

Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back...

*snap*

...aw, shit.
 
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News Comments > GNU Guru: Linux Steam "Unethical"
50. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Jul 31, 2012, 15:49 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 11:02:
Wait... what??? What kind of fucking hippie is this guy?

Creston

The extreme communist / socialist type. He always has been.

He's a freak... just ignore him. Most of the industry does, except for a few misguided GNU fanatics.

Open source and free apps available is one thing... this guy is WAY off the deep end when it comes to that stuff.
 
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News Comments > Uplay Patched
20. Re: Uplay Patched Jul 31, 2012, 09:26 wtf_man
 
Ceribaen wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 03:12:
If anything, UBI probably is suffering from what I call the 'Metallica' effect.

People are intentionally pirating their stuff BECAUSE of uplay and always on and the like.

I haven't bought an Ubi game since they started the Draconian DRM after they released the DRM-Free version of Prince of Persia.

I also haven't obtained a full version cracked game in many years.

I'm on the fence about Watch Dogs. I don't want to steal their game, yet at the same time I don't want to support their DRM. At best, I will buy the game at bargain bin prices if a crack is available... at worst... well... we'll see.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
12. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jul 30, 2012, 09:52 wtf_man
 
John: You can't create a casual IOS app without your buddy, Superfly!  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
9. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jul 28, 2012, 17:39 wtf_man
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 16:20:
Between the Steam summer sale, GW2, PS2, etc. this has now gone on the backburner. Most likely a buy for the Steam Xmas sale.

Pretty much this, for me... except I'll probably wait for a GOTY-like DLC pack to come out. There's tons of game there without DLC. Then there's mods.

Besides GW2, I also plan to get Dishonored and Watch Dogs (Depending on the Ubi DRM)... so I have plenty to keep me going before I'd buy any Skyrim add ons.
 
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News Comments > Castle Story Kickstarter
10. Re: Castle Story Kickstarter Jul 28, 2012, 17:30 wtf_man
 
J wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 14:55:
Perhaps, unlike Minecraft, it'll feel finished?

After watching the "first demonstration" video, at least it doesn't look like total ass, as minecraft does.

And before someone balks about "gameplay over graphics" (which I mostly agree with), I do have a minimum standard for graphics. This game is far from photorealistic, but looks pleasant enough to play.. unlike minecraft.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
27. Re: Blizzard/Valve and Win8 Jul 28, 2012, 13:01 wtf_man
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 12:13:
Vista isn't horrible, lack of support of drivers and turning off UAC would have done wonders for it.

Actually, Vista is still horrible even after service packs. It has nothing to do with the UI, UAC, nor even drivers (which are in abundance now). The network stack was a big issue but that has been fixed with service packs. The one thing remaining is the bloat. You can run 7 on a netbook / nettop with 1 GB of RAM fairly smoothly... Vista, you can't. (Well, not without a ton of tweaking, turning off services and such). The point is, people want most of their resources dedicated to their applications, not their OS.

To an individual... that may not mean all that much, because they will most likely have a beefy enough machine to handle the hogging... for the enterprise... it means alot, because cheap business class computers need to be able to do the work without spending a ton of money on hardware. The extra RAM and CPU to do the same thing with 7, adds up when one is replacing several hundred machines a year. Moreso back when Vista came out than now, but you get the gist of it, I assume.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
23. Re: Blizzard/Valve and Win8 Jul 28, 2012, 11:38 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 00:14:
I dunno, Vista was horrible, and that didn't drive developers and customers to Linux.

No... it made people stick with XP. (which is partially the reason developers stuck with DX9...the other reason (to this day) is the Xbox 360)
And... some did flock to OSX (As I did for my non-gaming machine)

However, that was really coincidence, since I was fascinated with Leopard's features (at the time), and since Macs were intel based, I knew I could run my non-gaming windows apps on them. It really had nothing to do with Vista, since I just stuck with XP on my gaming rig until 7 was available. My point is, though... Mac sales went up quite a bit during the Vista era.

At work, we also skipped Vista and we are still deploying 7 as we rotate out old XP machines. It will be a couple of more years to get rid of XP since the machines are on a 5 year rotation (and most of these XP machines are downgraded from Vista purchases), and we're not allowed to just buy / upgrade the OS. That said, we have zero intentions of going to 8.

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