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News Comments > Facebook's Oculus Penalty Halved
9. Re: Facebook's Oculus Penalty Halved Jun 28, 2018, 19:49 ViRGE
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 28, 2018, 19:38:
Not that I have love for either, but something about zenimax rubs me wrong. If you equate Oculus to Facebook, yes things about Facebook rub me wrong to, doesn't change my mind about zenimax.

As for the hardship, that'b on the buyers who have some protections left, hold on to them with both hands, things are gonna get bumpy.
Agreed. Zenimax has always come off as petty, like they just want to be a tollkeeper for their own benefit.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Sets Monthly F2P Sales Record
14. Re: Fortnite Sets Monthly F2P Sales Record Jun 28, 2018, 05:27 ViRGE
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 27, 2018, 12:55:
Darks wrote on Jun 27, 2018, 12:49:
This is actually disgusting that people throw away their money so easily on virtual items. This was very obvious at E3 on how much Swag and all the free food they were giving away.

Especially the Freshly made Chocolate Chip cookies they were baking on site thought out the entire E3 experience.

You know what they say about a fool and their money.

No sign of the ending of those micro transactions in sight. I don't have any beef with cosmetic items though so at least good on fortnite for that.
Yeah. It's hard to fault Epic here. They did everything right: they made a F2P game with purely cosmetic microtransactions, and there's not loot boxes/gambling.

So you can play the game, never pay a dime, and be every bit as competitive as any other player, for as far as your skill will take you. It's F2P done right; that's not even something Valve can manage.

It's a silly amount of money and I can hardly believe that people are spending this much on it, but good on Epic for doing everything honestly. They've earned their success.
 
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News Comments > Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Released
4. Re: Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Released Jun 6, 2018, 06:05 ViRGE
 
I need to find some free time first to play it, but this does look pretty entertaining...  
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News Comments > Battlefield V in October
6. Re: Battlefield V in October May 23, 2018, 22:17 ViRGE
 
aka_STEVE wrote on May 23, 2018, 21:25:
WHat are they smoking over there........
In Sweden? That close to Amsterdam? I can assure you, whatever it is, it's only the finest!
 
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News Comments > Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Turns 20
6. Re: Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Turns 20 May 7, 2018, 17:23 ViRGE
 
ItBurn wrote on May 7, 2018, 16:45:
Played the games back in the day. They weren't my cup of tea. One Must Fall 2097 was a much better game with Jazz in it. Also, why the hell aren't there more Fighting games with RPG elements like OMF 2097?? That's the way to bring them to the mainstream.
Wait, Jazz was in OMF 2097? How on earth did I miss that?

And RPG elements in fighting games have given way to unique classes. Which makes it clearer to the opponent what the abilities are of a fighter.
 
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News Comments > Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Turns 20
4. Re: Jazz Jackrabbit 2 Turns 20 May 7, 2018, 15:29 ViRGE
 
Task wrote on May 7, 2018, 14:47:
I remember Jazz and I remember not enjoying it. But hey, game preservation on the other hand is a good thing.
You really needed a gamepad to get the most of it. And not many people owned those for PCs back in the day.

But the soundtrack is absolutely killer. Medivo and Tubelectric are 8 channel tracker music at its best.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 20, 2018, 15:06 ViRGE
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 20, 2018, 11:18:
"Now for the last time, will you all please shift to IPv6?!"

The answer is no, and sod off
You can switch now or you can switch later. But if you switch later it's going to hurt all the more.
 
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News Comments > Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching
10. Re: Boss Key Accuses Epic of Poaching Apr 17, 2018, 06:25 ViRGE
 
In fairness to Cliffy B, Epic has been known to snatch up capable developers from other houses who use their engine. I doubt there's any malice to what they're doing here, but he's hardly the only person to lose staff to Epic.  
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News Comments > Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 in July
6. Re: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 in July Apr 12, 2018, 06:22 ViRGE
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 11:48:
ViRGE wrote on Apr 11, 2018, 04:43:
If anything it makes me want a modern PC port of the PSP remake. They did a really good job bringing X1 to 2.5D with that game.

PPSSPP is your friend =) great emulator and sometimes I will take my save file from the psp itself and just continue games on there if i'm at home.
True, that's always an option. Though I was also thinking something more along the lines of full, modern PC resolution. The PSP was cutting for its time, but it was still a tiny HVGA/sHD display.
 
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News Comments > Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 in July
4. Re: Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 in July Apr 11, 2018, 04:43 ViRGE
 
If anything it makes me want a modern PC port of the PSP remake. They did a really good job bringing X1 to 2.5D with that game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2018, 05:16 ViRGE
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 13:11:
Season 2 ended so poorly. Shame they had so many creative issues behind the scenes and the producers borked the landing.
Aye. That and the fact that it didn't premiere in time for Halloween really bummed me on the show. It's not even something I'm terribly interested in watching at this time of the year.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 27, 2018, 01:11 ViRGE
 
Reading that title, I was expecting this to be another case of a journalist who couldn't do the math. But sure enough, the peak player count has dropped by 91% in half a year...  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Feb 25, 2018, 17:56 ViRGE
 
To be clear here, there's a massive difference between RGB OLED (Samsung's tech) and WOLED (LG's Tech). The former uses OLEDs as the complete display; red, green, and blue OLED subpixels are directly emissive and generate the picture seen. WOLED on the other hand just uses white OLEDs, with filters in place to generate the necessary RGB subpixels.

https://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_images/WOLED.GIF

Traditional OLED burn-in has not been solved; blue subpixels still age noticeably faster than red or green. LG's method gets around this because there's only one type of OLED subpixel, so while it degrades they all do so fairly evenly.

The trade-off is that filters screw up viewing angles and block a lot of light, driving up heat and power consumption (this being why it can't be done on phones). The color gamut is also a bit weaker, because the gamut can only be as wide as a white subpixel, as opposed to the combined widths of separate RGB subpixels. It's a neat hack though, and while it has its drawbacks it does solve some of the biggest problems with the tech.
 
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News Comments > Space Invaders Extreme Invades
3. Re: Space Invaders Extreme Invades Feb 13, 2018, 18:49 ViRGE
 
It's somewhat weird to see this game only finally getting a PC release now. It was originally released for the DS and PSP a decade ago (coincidentally enough for the 30th anniversary of Space Invaders), and then for the Xbox 360 a year after that. So this is very late in the game, all things considered.

Not to knock the game though. The PSP version in particular was fantastic. It's a good pick up n' go game.
 
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves System Requirements
17. Re: Sea of Thieves System Requirements Feb 13, 2018, 18:45 ViRGE
 
Peter M. Smith wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 12:16:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 13, 2018, 11:22:
That's a nice grid to lay it all out.

540P though? That's a number born from, who the hell knows.

I like the grid. As for the 540p, did somebody slice a 1080p in half?
It's actually one quarter of 1080p. Aptly named quarterHD (qHD). It's commonly used as the next step down after 720p in both videos and game rendering, so it's not too weird to see it here.
 
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News Comments > EVE Online Arms Race Update Gives Free Players More Toys
2. Re: EVE Online Arms Race Update Gives Free Players More Toys Dec 6, 2017, 04:54 ViRGE
 
MrBone wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 22:23:
Hard to forget t20. Get lost CCP.
It's been a decade. It's time to bury the hatchet...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 26, 2017, 18:16 ViRGE
 
Valve must really be desperate to get rid of Steam Links. At $5 they're pretty much giving the things away. Even as cheaply made as they are, that's still easily below the cost to manufacture each unit.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 26, 2017, 18:14 ViRGE
 
Ahh, my favorite charity. These days there's not quite as much suffering as I'd like to see (Desert Bus isn't supposed to be fun!) but I continue to be amazed by how much money they can raise playing that awful game.  
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News Comments > Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier
14. Re: Report: Gazillion Firing Staff; Ending Marvel Heroes Even Earlier Nov 24, 2017, 14:09 ViRGE
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 13:34:
Verno wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 12:52:
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 12:26:
That sucks. It's one thing to be told the party's over, it's last call, get your shit together soon... But then you're sacked 5 weeks early with no severance or anything? Time to lawyer up, if there's anyone left to sue.

Yeah that's brutal, definitely worth talking to an attorney.

If they were running on credit and the bank called in the chips then I don't see who these people could sue -- Gazillion obviously has no money to give out.
Aye. Unfortunately it's a case of trying to get blood from a stone. They can't pay employees money they don't have.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Gladius Announced
1. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Gladius Announced Nov 24, 2017, 13:33 ViRGE
 
Waaagh, what is it good four

Oh Blue, that's terrible. Laugh2
 
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