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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September
48. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September Jul 27, 2012, 10:20 wtf_man
 
...will be available as a direct download from Beamdog, with no client install necessary.

So what is the problem? Sounds like a GOG-type download to me.
Doesn't even sound anything like Origin.
Where's the added DRM?
Or is there some sort of activation after download?

To clarify: Signing up for another store doesn't bother me as long as there is no phone-home client involved, and they take paypal so I don't have to hand out my CC# to yet another site. If some sort of steam or origin client is involved... then forget it. I'll stick with Steam only.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jul 26, 2012, 21:18 wtf_man
 
If this is for Bioshock Infinite... aren't they a bit fuckin' late trying to hire a designer?  
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September
6. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September Jul 26, 2012, 20:52 wtf_man
 
I'd really like to see the iPad version in action on Youtube or something... if the controls suck, then I'll probably only get the PC version.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 26, 2012, 09:47 wtf_man
 
Still on Snow Leopard and have no intention of upgrading, ever.

Mainly because my iMac is feeling it's age and has thermal issues (have to have the front cover off)... and I will be replacing it with a new Mac Mini.

So, basically, my next OSX "upgrade" will come with my next new Mac.

As for features... I haven't seen anything in Lion and Mountain Lion that I would want. At least the IOS app crap isn't default, like Winblows 8 Metro. And I definetly don't want my shit in the cloud... so there better be a way to avoid signing up for iCloud, as there was for my iPad 3.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell
131. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 26, 2012, 09:28 wtf_man
 
Kajetan wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 06:27:
W8 is NOT intended as a business OS. Its a quickshot aimed at the tablet market where MS hopes to secure a considerable share by forcing consumers to use Metro.

I guess W9 will have a fully optional UI. Maybe the first service pack for W8 will do that. To save W8 when MS still has the chance to turn things around.

I highly doubt that. They want everyone to go through their store or their cloud apps, including the enterprise. If anything, MAYBE the only OS that will give you a default desktop is Windows X Enterprise, which you will need both a volume license key AND software assurance... which also means you will be paying for an OS twice, since Dell and others can't ship without an OS (other than a few specific models that have Ubuntu).

The other thing that may be being forced, since MS makes even more money... is forcing to virtualize apps with App-V, Citrixt Xenapp, or VMWare ThinApp.... or whole desktops with Citrix Xenapp (Product can to both), Hyper-V, or Vmware vSphere. Either way... MS collects on a Terminal Services license or Software Assurance license for App-V. The beauty of this scenerio though is you don't need to buy a windows PC... you can just buy a linux based thin client like a $300 WYSE terminal or something similar.

Either way... the enterprise is looking at a major cost increase to keep desktops... so, windows 7 will probably be it, until end of life, for most places. (Unless MS miraculously changes it's mind)
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell
78. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 25, 2012, 20:36 wtf_man
 
One of the few times that I actually agree with Valve's mouthpiece Hamburglar.

Now, they need to STFU and produce HL ep3 or HL3.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 25, 2012, 10:36 wtf_man
 
It doesn't affect me since I only have one dock and I'm sure there will be an adapter.

That said... the idea that apple is never ever allowed to change their jack design is asinine.
We'd still be on a fuckin' serial port for a mouse and huge 5-Pin Keyboard jack on desktop systems, with that kind of thinking. (XT->486 era tech)

Apple aims for thinner / smaller all the time. A smaller jack potentially means more real estate for a battery, or whatever that small extra bit of real estate can be used for. It may not seem like much, for just a connector jack, but in engineering, every little bit counts... and that is probably not the only thing getting shrunk in the guts of the phone.

I wish it was the standard USB mini jack that you find on cameras... but there's no doubt it will be proprietary.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Beta Patch
20. Re: Skyrim Beta Patch Jul 24, 2012, 10:27 wtf_man
 
Verno wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 09:58:
Dawnguard is supposed to be pretty bad so I think the exclusivity just saved PC gamers money, worked out well

I'm fairly sure that I'm not getting it... at least not at full price.

But that has more to do with having Steam Summer Sale games to play and Guild Wars 2, than hearing that "it's not all that great".
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 24, 2012, 09:36 wtf_man
 
Yay. Windows 8 can draw "ugly ass tiles with text", potentially faster than Windows 7 could if it was laced with that Metro abomination.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 23, 2012, 15:14 wtf_man
 
Wow... first they (all publishers) bitch about the cost of having to learn / develop for new tech... now they bitch about new tech not being available quick enough, since consumer interest does fade with old tech.

If they would have stuck to the PC, and developed for cpu speed / graphics breakthroughs, as they did in the past... they wouldn't have this fuckin' problem.

As someone else said... back port to the consoles, as needed.

Fuckin' idiots.
 
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News Comments > RuneScape Claims 200M Accounts
3. Re: RuneScape Claims 200M Accounts Jul 19, 2012, 15:43 wtf_man
 
Counting signing up, playing for an hour or so, and never playing again... is kind of lame.

They need to boast how many active accounts they have... not how many people have fricken tried it.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite To Use Online DRM?
3. Re: Fortnite To Use Online DRM? Jul 19, 2012, 10:08 wtf_man
 
I mostly don't care since I haven't bought an Epic game since UT2004.

That said... if I were to buy an Epic game... I certainly wouldn't buy one with always on on-line DRM.
 
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News Comments > The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts?
46. Re: The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts? Jul 18, 2012, 09:27 wtf_man
 
PropheT wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 22:57:
There's millions of people playing WoW, still over a million in TOR last I heard, Rift has a large playerbase, EVE has subscriptions, TERA, The Secret World, and a lot of the games people talk about being free to play have them too.

I believe the original quote from Carcifier was:
You aren't going to get people to sign up for 15 bucks a month unless it's a new game that absolutely revolutionizes the genre and blows away WOW.

And for the most part I have to agree with that. We're talking NEW MMOs in a saturated market that has a fairly stale and copied platform.

Established games are able to keep their subscriptions, for the most part, if they are good games and have a customer base that has invested a lot of time on their characters. New MMO's do not have this luxury, and I would have to say a large majority have played MMOs before, and are sick of the same old shit... and are unwilling to pay a fee for the same old shit. So, Carcifier was correct, for the most part... there needs to be a paradigm shift in the genre before mass amounts of people are willing to pay a sustained fee in this day and age. (Key word being sustained)

Now, back to TOR. Yes, it HAD a million subscribers... but Bioware and EA have been doing everything they can to fudge the numbers to make it look like they have sustained that. They just consolidated 140 servers down to about 12. I highly doubt they have anywhere near 1 million subscribers anymore, given that kind of drop in their server numbers.

So, if TOR is truly "WoW in Space", why did it not grow to 14+ million subscribers? Because Carcifier is right, for the most part... Most people are unwilling to pay a monthly fee for the same old shit, with different paint.... especially for the long term. MMOs NEED long term subscribers to survive, if they are going to use the subscription model. TOR hasn't broken even, and that is with the most conservative "rumored numbers" out there for their development costs, marketing, and operational costs. It is bleeding cash and subscription numbers. All of the games you mentioned will go F2P in the near future or die, except maybe Eve... but again... that's an established indie MMO.

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News Comments > The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts?
8. Re: The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts? Jul 17, 2012, 15:24 wtf_man
 
Yakubs wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 14:56:
Meh, probably doesn't mean anything. I'm sure they don't need every single person who worked on the game to continue working on the game after its release.

Yeah! ...there's ABSOLUTELY no problems with EA, Bioware-Austin, and TOR.

... /snicker
 
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News Comments > Steam Linux Plans
19. Re: Steam Linux Plans Jul 17, 2012, 07:51 wtf_man
 
Games on Linux (Desktop) make about as much sense as games on OSX... and I've had an iMac for my non-gaming needs since 2007. I run zero games on it.

As mobile games get more robust (Android and IOS), an emulator that properly adjusts for screen resolution, keyboard, and mouse makes more sense for gaming on the non-windows platforms, rather than full blown *nix desktop games. There really just isn't the support, nor the momentum for them.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
23. Re: On Sale Jul 17, 2012, 07:40 wtf_man
 
Metro 2033... $5... Looks like THQ is going to nickel and dime me, since I just picked up SR3 a few days ago.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 15, 2012, 15:26 wtf_man
 
I picked up Saints Row the Third for the summer sale. I'm kind of surprised... it's actually good... better than GTA, IMO.
 
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News Comments > Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced
45. Re: Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar Announced Jul 12, 2012, 20:52 wtf_man
 
Isn't this thing browser based???

Yeah, I know they say PC and IPad... but it looks like it will be a "partial thick client" app with a browser based renderer. (like Steam)

YUCK!
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Seeking Activision Buyers
69. Re: Vivendi Seeking Activision Buyers Jul 11, 2012, 20:59 wtf_man
 
Krovven wrote on Jul 11, 2012, 19:46:
Downward decline? Try Google. 2011 profits were way up over 2010 for Activision/Blizzard.

I never said Activision nor Blizzard, and I never said they weren't profitable.
I said WoW and probably COD... two of their major cash cows, are on a downward trend.

It is smart to sell them while they STILL ARE profitable... they can still get good cash while whomever buys it can still make money.
 
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News Comments > EA Shakeup Rumor
6. Re: EA Shakeup Rumor Jul 11, 2012, 19:23 wtf_man
 
Don't force me to sign up for Origin.
Don't put ridiculous DRM on PC Games.
Don't make shitty console ports for the PC.

... And I'll start buying EA games again.

/shrug
 
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