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Signed On Dec 16, 2003, 17:42
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 11, 2016, 02:01 ViRGE
 
Tom wrote on Oct 11, 2016, 01:24:
bigspender wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 19:26:
There aren't many new games that aren't novelty for VR.

However there are plenty of excellent simulator games that have adpoted VR support such as the updated DCS World 2.0 which just looks amazing in VR.

Parked on the runway and leaning out of your cockpit and being able to accurately comprehend how high off the ground you are sitting is a surreal experience.

Especially if you fly a helicopter mission with night vision goggles, it feels so right wearing a VR helmet.
Cockpit sims are the perfect fit for VR yet lots of people pretend they don't even exist when talking about VR. Flight, space, racing, driving, mech, etc. There are plenty of them and there will be more.
The problem is that they're niche and won't reach a wide audience. VR developers want this to be the next Wii, not the next TrackIR.
 
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News Comments > Prey Trailer
12. Re: Prey Trailer Oct 11, 2016, 02:00 ViRGE
 
Squirmer wrote on Oct 10, 2016, 22:03:
Looks like people are still complaining about the game's name. Maybe they should just change it. But if they do change it, you'll still never get Prey 2, so...
Right. But if it has nothing to do with Prey, it would be a more honest name.

At this point the only thing Prey about it is that it's sci-fi.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Livestream Tomorrow
1. Re: Cities: Skylines Livestream Tomorrow Oct 5, 2016, 19:50 ViRGE
 
Blue, Skylines has actually been out for over a year now. The livestream is to show off the "Natural Disasters" expansion pack.  
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News Comments > Space Hulk: Deathwing Arsenal Trailer
10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2016, 03:41 ViRGE
 
J wrote on Oct 4, 2016, 01:04:
DrSquick wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 22:49:
Bard wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 22:46:
Saboth wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 20:12:
Game looks great, but I have to wonder if in 2016 they couldn't have come up with a different weapon system from Doom/Duke Nukem/Quake's "Shotgun", "Plasma Gun", "Chainsaw weapon", "Gatling Gun that runs out of ammo way too fast", etc.

Because it's based on the weapons in Warhammer 40K - which predates Doom.

But... It's 20k years in the future right?
Do you mean 38k years in the future?
37.984K, to be precise.
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam VR Early Access This Month
4. Re: Movement Oct 3, 2016, 23:05 ViRGE
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 3, 2016, 22:37:
The trailer on Steam doesn't show the player moving at all. I wonder how they'll handle this, a teleport system perhaps.
I suspect there's no player movement and that it will be from a fixed position, ala Gunjack and the like. Notice how the player is always right at the center of the environment.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
4. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 3, 2016, 00:54 ViRGE
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 2, 2016, 19:22:
Yeah, so in the next 25 years when people are jacking directly into VR ala Neuromancer/Snow Crash you really think people are still going to be interested in Minecrap?
Yes. It's groundbreaking in a way that only a handful of games ever could be. It's the forebearer of a whole new genre in gaming. There will be newer versions of it, but even 25 years from now someone is still going to be playing the classic version of it for fun, just like we do Super Mario Bros.

And Blue, it's still selling $1M/day, not counting the DLC. MS will easily book $350M+ in revenue this year on Minecraft (though obviously not all of that is profit).
 
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News Comments > Battleborn F2P Rumor
9. Re: Battleborn F2P Rumor Sep 29, 2016, 22:54 ViRGE
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 22:32:
MattyC wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 20:43:
deqer wrote on Sep 29, 2016, 20:13:
If you want your game to really fail, make it F2P. People love grinding for their stuff.

Some games have gone F2P and made it work (Guild Wars 2 and StarWars TOR and multiple MOBAs for example), but I really don't see it working here.

To be precise, both Guild Wars games have always been free to play once you purchased the game itself.
Which is Buy To Play. Free To Play is fundamentally different, and in an important way.
 
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News Comments > More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart
17. Re: More Star Citizen vs Derek Smart Sep 27, 2016, 00:48 ViRGE
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 23:48:
Side Note: NMS has reached a new low! 16,403 recent reviews are Overwhelmingly Negative at 9%. I didn't even think that was possible.
Holy cow. Shocked
 
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News Comments > Shovel Knight Joins Yooka-Laylee
1. Re: Shovel Knight Joins Yooka-Laylee Sep 27, 2016, 00:39 ViRGE
 
maybe one day we’ll see Shovel Knight running and jumping around his very own 64-styled adventure! Wouldn’t that be neat?
Shovel Knight 64 confirmed!
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter V Patch Rootkit Removed
7. Re: Street Fighter V Patch Rootkit Removed Sep 24, 2016, 19:04 ViRGE
 
Personally, I've been wondering how much longer MP PC game developers as a whole would hold off until they did something like this. User mode cheat detection is a losing battle; because of latency you have to trust the client with some pieces of data, and that can be used against you. Worse, the cheats are usually run from admin, so you can't even detect when you're being cheated. At a minimum you need your cheat detection running at the kernel level so that it's on equal footing with the cheats. Punkbuster does something similar to this, as does Blizzard's Warden. And while they're not 100% effective, it's better than the alternative.

The flaw here isn't in the idea, but in the execution. The anti-cheat kernel module should have been clearly communicated to the user base on day 1, if not further ahead of time. And obviously it hasn't been sufficiently developed, given the lack of security checks that disassembly has found. Capcom screwed up here, and massively so.

The right way to do this, besides writing a better module, would have been to give users a choice. They don't have to run the module, but if they don't, then they'll be segregated from the users who do. And limit/remove their ability to earn Fight Money as well. Those would be untrusted clients, so treat them as such.
 
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News Comments > South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed
3. Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole Delayed Sep 15, 2016, 19:57 ViRGE
 
NegaDeath wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 19:37:
Uh oh here we go again. Still the last one was good, so polish away boys.
Indeed. I was expecting this; December was an unrealistic goal to begin with.
 
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News Comments > Free TOXIKK Launches
1. Re: Free TOXIKK Launches Sep 13, 2016, 00:54 ViRGE
 
Sweet. Now I just need to find the time to play it.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
9. Re: Sunday Consolidation Sep 11, 2016, 17:58 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 15:16:
I thought it was clever of Blue to post these back to back:

PS4 Pro: "This could be the final nail in the coffin for Xbox One" - analyst.

Xbox One tops US console sales in back-to-back months.
I'm sure that was intentional. But they are also related; signs are that PS4 sales cooled while everyone waited on the new console announcements. I'd expect a return to status quo after the Slim launches. MS hasn't really fixed the fundamental problem that leads to the Xbox being outsold, and now the PS4 increasingly benefits from the network effect.
 
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News Comments > Interplay IPs for Sale
28. Re: Interplay IPs for Sale Sep 8, 2016, 08:07 ViRGE
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 01:37:

I doubt it considering I don't think any of the old Interplay Trek games are out besides 25th Ann. and Judgement Rites.

But dear god... an updated Klingon Academy.... *squeeeee*
Starfleet Academy is on GoG.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year?
23. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 Next Year? Sep 4, 2016, 17:52 ViRGE
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 4, 2016, 16:40:
This is going to be episodic, correct? So they only need to put together a 3-5 hours of content out of the gate. That will be a whole nother round of bitching when it comes.
That's what worries/frustrates me. A delay until 2017 so that we can get the whole 50-ish episode base campaign at once? I'll put up with that. But if this delay happens and we still get the episodic probably-won't-be-finished-until-2018-2019 roll out, then I'm going to be livid.
 
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior 2 Next Month
12. Re: Shadow Warrior 2 Next Month Sep 3, 2016, 08:24 ViRGE
 
Slashman wrote on Sep 3, 2016, 07:47:
Not going to preorder but it is very likely a day one buy for me if reviews are good!
Ditto.
 
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News Comments > Wireless HTC Vive Plans
24. Re: Wireless HTC Vive Plans Sep 2, 2016, 02:44 ViRGE
 
On the battery front, keep in mind that the Viva is powered over a single USB 3 port, which for basic power delivery is rated for a max of 4.5W. So a 20Whr battery, about twice the capacity as the battery in the phablet-sized Galaxy Note 5, would be enough to run the headset for a minimum of 4 hours. To that end a 20Whr battery isn't going to be tiny, but it would be easy enough to hang off of the back of the headset.  
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News Comments > Carnival Games VR Announced
5. Re: Carnival Games VR Announced Sep 1, 2016, 00:41 ViRGE
 
I'm sorry, but this just sounds awful.  
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News Comments > PS Now PC Streaming Begins
13. Re: PS Now PC Streaming Begins Aug 31, 2016, 04:08 ViRGE
 
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 03:05:
Did anyone else notice that these are all PS3 games?
Yes. The service is specifically for playing PS3 games on the PS4, and now Windows.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition Announced
8. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition Announced Aug 25, 2016, 07:17 ViRGE
 
For the 25th anniversary, shouldn't it be 25K copies instead of 20K?  
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