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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Screenshots
4. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Screenshots Aug 20, 2012, 10:31 wtf_man
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 10:27:
Unless I hear that its better than Vice City AND is released on the PC Im not really interested.

Has Rockstar ever released simultaneously on the PC?

I think all the GTA's have been console first.
 
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News Comments > OnLive Layoffs Follow-up
42. Re: OnLive Layoffs Follow-up Aug 19, 2012, 12:29 wtf_man
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 11:42:
deqer wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 00:53:
Corps should stop leading people on, and be real with them and say "look, we actually aren't sure how this will pan out, so this will just be a 1 year contract job." But noooo, corps don't like to do this for some reason; they like to lead you on, hire you, then do the old "Layoff" trick ...

In this case it seems even much worse. They setup the company to go bankrupt from the start it seems and offered false stock incentives to those they hired on. They basically just changed hands and the only losers are employees and creditors. I happen to know just a few companies like this that I go out and do some work for. These people are real shysters, finding any type of loophole for their sole greed. The patents are all with a separate company and possibly the only thing of great value, but still all owned by the same person.

Conspiracy Theories, as far as "they set the company up to go bankrupt from the start".

Well... have a look at this:
Twist! OnLive Bought - Gets Substantial Funding

It's real simple... they were up to their necks in debt... they did what they had to do to save the company, by forming another one. Most of the employees will be hired back.

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News Comments > OnLive Layoffs Follow-up
34. Re: OnLive Layoffs Follow-up Aug 19, 2012, 01:21 wtf_man
 
deqer wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 00:53:
Corps should stop leading people on, and be real with them and say "look, we actually aren't sure how this will pan out, so this will just be a 1 year contract job." But noooo, corps don't like to do this for some reason; they like to lead you on, hire you, then do the old "Layoff" trick ...

Tim Robbins: Let me explain to you how this works: you see, the corporations finance Team America, and then Team America goes out... and the corporations sit there in their... in their corporation buildings, and... and, and see, they're all corporation-y... and they make money.


 
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News Comments > OnLive Layoffs Follow-up
4. Re: OnLive Layoffs Follow-up Aug 18, 2012, 14:23 wtf_man
 
I'm not sure what F2P games have to do with this.

In general... if a company isn't making any money... they can't pay for their employees... so they let some, or all, go. How can one be "entitled" to a job if the company can't afford the employee?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 18, 2012, 12:16 wtf_man
 
Ignoring the typical Apple hatred...

As one said... the price of Apple products are pretty much the same online vs. the store.

What also makes the stores successful is that they hold classes for the computer illiterate that just bought their new mac (or other apple product), and these people can go in and get pointers at any time from that staff. Unlike other electronic outlets, Apple employees have to know their product. While some of them still can't answer more advanced questions of a visiting IT person... they have more than enough knowledge for the average consumer. This is a level of service that no other electronics retail outlet has.

Another thing that makes the stores successful... they are set up to let you play with all of their products. The products pretty much sell themselves without any employee pressure. They are trained to ask you once, if you need any help or have any questions... and if you say no... they leave you alone, and let you fiddle with the product. You might get more than one asking you because they didn't see the other employee ask you... but once they ask you, they don't bug you.

That said... Yes, they are overstaffed, IMO. They could maintain the same level of service, easily, with a 20% reduction. I mean... it's like watching road workers... one with a jackhammer and 3 others standing around and watching him work. I'm not saying that it is like that all day long in an Apple store... I'm sure they have their "rush hours" where all of their employees are fairly busy... but for the majority of the day, they probably are overstaffed, in most of the stores.

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News Comments > WoW Adding All Race Access
31. Re: Sort of funny Aug 17, 2012, 22:02 wtf_man
 
NoyzRulz wrote on Aug 17, 2012, 21:50:
P.S: Please stop talking about the next game you are going to play that isn't released. We keep thinking we will and then get disappointed. I hope GW2 rocks but will wait to hear.

First, most of us are talking from experience in the betas, not "the next game we are going to play but haven't yet".

Second, how many MMO's do you know of have actually had overwhelmingly positive buzz from beta players? Most MMO beta's have people screaming that the game is far from release worthy. So, you don't have to "wait to hear"... the talk is already out there.

Third, in reference to a GOOD free to play game (box purchase only) vs. a subscription game... that will have a lot of appeal for a lot of folks. Granted they have a store for micro-transactions, but after buying the initial game, there is absolutely zero FORCED reason to buy anything in the store.

Anyway... you'll find out sooner or later, as you "wait to hear".
 
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News Comments > WoW Adding All Race Access
29. Re: WoW Adding All Race Access Aug 17, 2012, 21:38 wtf_man
 
Pretty sure that they are scared that GW2 is going to make them bleed more subscriptions.

While it obviously won't kill them... the temptation of a FRESH and GOOD "Pay for box only" / F2P business-modeled game, will probably suck quite a few players from WoW... and they are already bleeding subs even without GW2 as competition. (People are finally getting sick of WoW)

So, this is obviously to prevent some of the bleeding, IMO.

The really funny thing is... Arenanet was created by a faction of ex-blizzard devs.
 
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News Comments > Spector Calls Out Carmack & Sweeney
26. Re: Spector Calls Out Carmack & Sweeney Aug 17, 2012, 09:19 wtf_man
 
wtf_man wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 10:42:
Creston wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 10:36:
Yeah, Carmack and Sweeney. How DARE you make guns that don't have universal ammo?!

Warren, just shut the fuck up, please. It's great that you're happy at Disney making Mickey Mouse games. Somehow I doubt that Carmack and Sweeney are treated poorly at id and Epic.

Creston

Yeah, if he made a GOOD spiritual successor to Ultima Underworld, System Shock, or Deus Ex... I could agree with his criticisms. But making Mickey Mouse games... uh no.

Just to clarify... I meant agreeing in general... not specifically regarding Carmack and Sweeney.
It would be great if NPC AI interacted / reacted dynamically instead of scripted, especially in RPGs... but I was saying Warren hasn't much room to talk.
 
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News Comments > Spector Calls Out Carmack & Sweeney
3. Re: Spector Calls Out Carmack & Sweeney Aug 16, 2012, 10:42 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Aug 16, 2012, 10:36:
Yeah, Carmack and Sweeney. How DARE you make guns that don't have universal ammo?!

Warren, just shut the fuck up, please. It's great that you're happy at Disney making Mickey Mouse games. Somehow I doubt that Carmack and Sweeney are treated poorly at id and Epic.

Creston

Yeah, if he made a GOOD spiritual successor to Ultima Underworld, System Shock, or Deus Ex... I could agree with his criticisms. But making Mickey Mouse games... uh no.
 
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News Comments > Farming Simulator 2013
2. Re: Farming Simulator 2013 Aug 15, 2012, 10:19 wtf_man
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 10:06:
Seriously, who buys this game?

Are you kidding? This is gonna be awesome!!! I can't wait to grow maih fertilizer and fire ups maih John Deer Tractor!!!

Not sure what that online thing is though... Hey Ma... we still got that thing where we put the fone in the suction cups?

Gawd, I hope I can play this on maih TRS-80!!!

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On a more serious note... I could see this as an edumacational tool for some jr. high science class or something. It's good to get edumacated.
 
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News Comments > Remember Me Announced
18. Re: Remember Me Announced Aug 15, 2012, 10:03 wtf_man
 
Not sure about this one... Watch Dogs still has my interest more... but we'll see.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Tomorrow
23. Re: Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Tomorrow Aug 15, 2012, 09:21 wtf_man
 
I don't know about Blues folks... but a bunch of us from a former MMO site, that got shut down, are going to Jade Quarry. I hear that there are also several DAoC guilds going there too.

While it probably won't be the top WvW server... it should be fairly competitive (if that is what you are looking for). The folks I hang with aren't super hard core about winning... they're just out for having fun. We ranked pretty high in the BWEs.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Tomorrow
7. Re: Guild Wars 2 Stress Test Tomorrow Aug 14, 2012, 22:40 wtf_man
 
PropheT wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 22:33:
I'm still trying to figure out the part where any of that invalidates the point he was making.

What? You don't think if he'd pull his head out of his ass, that he wouldn't think more clearly?
 
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News Comments > Dishonored PC Specs
8. Re: Dishonored PC Specs Aug 14, 2012, 15:24 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 11:15:
Optimized for 64 bit and multi-core?! Am I dreaming?

Ayup, you are. No DX11.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 1.04 This Month
32. Re: Diablo III 1.04 This Month Aug 11, 2012, 13:03 wtf_man
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 20:58:
Dades wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 20:37:
Alamar wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 19:59:
Unleash the Told-ya-so's...

-Alamar

People did tell them so already, many times.

Too many times. Sigh. All for a shiny that didn't even last that long to entertain.

...And for all the fuckin' dumbasses that bought it (beacuse it was shiny)... thanks for helping legitimize always online DRM. Angry
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIV Rebirth Interview; Video
5. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIV Rebirth Interview; Video Aug 10, 2012, 15:30 wtf_man
 
What a horrid fucking trailer.

All it did was make me want to stay away from the game even more.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored Creative Kills Trailer
9. Re: Dishonored Creative Kills Trailer Aug 10, 2012, 10:36 wtf_man
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 23:06:
I really like that you can attach mines to rats. However, the ability to pause time still looks incredibly overpowered.

Difficulty in a game has never been a criteria for me... other than overly difficult = way too frustrating and probably either no sale, or I'll use cheats.

So, as long as the game is fun, I don't mind overpowered options. The beauty is you don't have to use them. I've played many o' game where my second run through was "stealth only", "non-lethal only (or mostly)", or some other challenging and entertaining way to play though again.
 
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News Comments > Epic Forms Impossible Studios from Big Huge Ashes
16. Re: Epic Forms Impossible Studios from Big Huge Ashes Aug 10, 2012, 09:18 wtf_man
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 20:51:
Given that the vast majority of iOS games fail miserably (Mark Rein himself said the average title without publisher backing grosses $700), you are not at all guaranteed to be profitable.

There's a few reasons for that.
1. There's a bazillion shitty games to sift through to find the good ones.
2. Most of them have shitty controls, so it's tough to judge whether a game is actually good or not.
3. Review sites (that have gameplay videos) mostly don't show a game being played in hand... they show the full screen. They need to show both. I find myself going to youtube looking to see how it plays / controls in hand. Out of hundreds of games reviewed on just one review site alone, I found 10 potentials... that I still have to do further research on before I'd consider buying.
 
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News Comments > Irrational Departures
11. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 9, 2012, 09:35 wtf_man
 
I guess I need to clarify why my interest in Bioshock is practically non-existent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEBwKO4RFOU

Does constantly saving / escorting / interacting with that girl seem fun to you?
And the whining that she does, OMG, that would grate on my nerves.

You are not a hero... you are a babysitter with guns.

Bleh
 
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News Comments > Irrational Departures
3. Re: Irrational Departures Aug 8, 2012, 21:21 wtf_man
 
I have way more interest in Dishonored than Bioshock Infinite.

Something about constantly having to save/escort that girl seems utterly annoying.
 
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