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Real Name raVen   
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Description Developer, and Enthusiast gamer.
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Signed On Apr 24, 2004, 05:12
Total Comments 354 (Amateur)
User ID 20726
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: 20 of the Worst PC Setups Mar 5, 2019, 14:14 raVen
4:3 monitors have their purpose. (emulation, portraits, flexibility for mastering content.)
This is the same old argument about widescreen vs fullscreen. artist creative intent and all that jazz.
There's also something to be said about reusing old hardware and repurposing it, rather than destroying it for no real reason.

Hyperbole battle go.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 3, 2019, 14:40 raVen
DukeFNukem wrote on Jan 3, 2019, 13:40:
Why would Apple make these kind of statements there a psychological strategy for doing so...or are they just stupid?

What do you want me to do for you Apple...cry you a river?

There's weak demand for anything a consumer feels is unnecessary or overpriced. DDR4 falls into this category also.

But instead of dropping prices and re-establishing good will between consumers the DDR4 industry wants to keep production low and keep selling at criminal prices.

I have a Samsung Galaxy phone that 5 is generations old now and while I've thought about going up a generation or two I don't really find it mandatory to do so.

They have a legal responsibility to report publicly to their shareholders.
The annual report to shareholders is a document used by most public companies to disclose corporate information to their shareholders. It is usually a state-of-the-company report, including an opening letter from the Chief Executive Officer, financial data, results of operations, market segment information, new product plans, subsidiary activities, and research and development activities on future programs. Reporting companies must send annual reports to their shareholders when they hold annual meetings to elect directors. Under the proxy rules, reporting companies are required to post their proxy materials, including their annual reports, on their company websites.
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jan 3, 2019, 13:18 raVen
Oculus Rift go kind of counts, and they have the original Rift in that list.  
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News Comments > Artifact Tournament and Pre-Purchases Begin
6. Re: Artifact Tournament and Pre-Purchases Begin Nov 10, 2018, 23:41 raVen
Too little too late.
Go check out MTG:Arena. It's the card game that started it all.

And I'm sure Valve will never come out with card pack 3.

I'm so over valve at this point.
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News Comments > Diablo Mobile Backlash
52. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 4, 2018, 02:53 raVen
The Magician wrote on Nov 4, 2018, 01:53:
... this makes me even less want to go back into the gaming business. Salaries suck compared to outside of gaming development, the hours suck, the studios suck, and overall, there's a large vocal mass of customers that suck. Ya'all suck the life out of the devs, and then trash talk them for making things you don't personally care about. Hint: They didn't do it just for you, there's 6 billion other people on the planet, and a huge number of them who don't play PC games.
They should have started with: DIABLO MOBILE ONLY GAME from the start.
The message was Blizzcon, we love diablo, we love the way diablo has brought people together to slay demons, oh hey phones? we have phones, and we want to have diablo on phones. We want to do this right for diablo! where you can play with everyone everywhere! Diablo lore diablo lore diablo lore.
prerendered cinematic that wont ever be realtime on a phone. which didn't have the ON APPLE and ON GOOGLE ANDROID.
more about how we love diablo and immortal. blah blah 20 years blah blah
oh hey lets show runtime of the phone! yeah! PHONE DIABLO (most of which doesn't show the UI of the buttons) -- SUPER misleading. more title text about how you can play on phone. zoom out with phone UI.

To the audience, there's still a chance at this point that it is going to be cross platform on PC and mobile. (reasonable assumption because Diablo has always been on PC.)
Cut to cosplay playing on phones... No pc clients to be seen anywhere.

Have some contrast: Hearthstone (The only other Cellphone experience Blizzard has made) came out on PC/Mac first. and later, much after the game was out they announce it was coming to phones.
Anyone who's been to blizzcon up to this point has been able to make a reasonable assessment based on history of product releases that while they're talking about mobile a ton, it's a new diablo on PC!

Biggest marketing mistake ever. So much so that fans booed a product that was made for them.

And to your quip about glad you're not in games anymore, I'm also glad, you obviously don't have the passion for it.
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
32. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 9, 2018, 22:49 raVen
Alex Jones' actions on these platforms with regards to Sandy Hook is an equivalent of falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater.
On that basis alone using those platforms while spewing the vile he did about child actors is an acceptable bannable offense.
He's made many more ridiculous claims about many other topics, that have led people to harass and cause pain to victims in other cases as well.
The First Amendment holding in Schenck was later partially overturned by Brandenburg v. Ohio in 1969, which limited the scope of banned speech to that which would be directed to and likely to incite imminent lawless action (e.g. a riot). The test in Brandenburg is the current Supreme Court jurisprudence on the ability of government to proscribe speech after that fact. Despite Schenck being limited, the phrase "shouting fire in a crowded theater" has since come to be known as synonymous with an action that the speaker believes goes beyond the rights guaranteed by free speech, reckless or malicious speech, or an action whose outcomes are obvious.
see also:
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News Comments > Bethesda Blocked Game Sale Because of "New" Designation
6. Re: Bethesda Blocked Game Sale Because of Aug 12, 2018, 14:45 raVen
So is Bethesda going to go after GameStop for opening new games and still selling them as new?
The biggest reason I stopped buying games at GameStop. The last copy they have of something they sell is the display copy. Which has been used.
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News Comments > Destiny 2: Forsaken - Combat Reveal Livestream Today
1. Re: Destiny 2: Forsaken - Combat Reveal Livestream Today Aug 7, 2018, 11:24 raVen
i no longer have a destiny, you 2 can no longer have a destiny too, just play games with a story.  
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News Comments > Facebook's Oculus Penalty Halved
7. Re: Facebook's Oculus Penalty Halved Jun 28, 2018, 15:47 raVen
aka_STEVE wrote on Jun 28, 2018, 11:36:
Facebook claiming it would be an unfair hardship on them ...????

ahahhhaha !! ..right...

Yes, actually at the start of a new product's cycle if a ban on sale is enforced, it can be considered a hardship:
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2018 Tix on Sale Tonight
6. Re: BlizzCon 2018 Tix on Sale Tonight Apr 10, 2018, 00:57 raVen
They're not on sale tonight. 1 month from today.  
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News Comments > WoW Expands in August
8. Re: WoW Expands in August Apr 5, 2018, 13:31 raVen
KS wrote on Apr 5, 2018, 13:21:
So, after defeating the Iron Horde or whatever it was named, a multidimensional Horde taking over other planets, you went on to fight the Legion, an even tougher and much larger multidimensional demon faction that had taken over thousands of worlds. Not only were they way tougher, they were without number, on a planetary scale.

Your only hope was to find an incredible legendary weapon then energize it over a year to indescribable heights.

Against all odds, you succeed and can eventually lay waste to the unending waves of demons.

Azeroth is saved!

But wait. There are these two other lands with trolls and animals and whatnot running around that can paste you, and thus the Legion no problem?

So Azeroth was never really in danger? Once the Legion invasion got to these lands, the rats would eat them alive and filter back into legion worlds, eating demons as they went?

Infuse Your Armor with Titanic Might: Seek out Azerite, an invaluable new resource that has emerged in the Burning Legion’s wake. Imbue the Heart of Azeroth—a legendary neck piece entrusted to each hero by Magni Bronzebeard—with Azerite to customize your armor with new powers and traits.
Looks like they're saying we're using legion powerful things to imbue our stuff to be more powerful... I assume that means so are these newly 'discovered' lands.
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 11:18 raVen
Opinions are about as good as pissing in the wind. I disagree with their opinion.

However, there is something to be said about 4chan and gamergate links. How and why this started is something we should examine, because there are concrete links that are much more based in fact than opinion. But because the author decides to link things without context or actual correlation it actually obscures the whole picture.

Just because one person in a group (or a small amount of people) do something does not mean the whole group approves of or condones it.

Games have never been more popular, and they continue to become more and more mainstream every day. You can use the same argument for anything, and logically it doesn't prove anything.

notes and other reading:
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2018, 11:27 raVen
Yay, Happy Birthday Ant!

Tipsy McStagger:
Most of the time I can't bear to hear it in English; English dubs are the worst. And Netflix doesn't bother 1/2 the time to get Japanese voices or language.

My normal solution is use Japanese audio and English subtitles, sometimes this requires me to find subs online or make my own encodes (even in a super streaming era there are still huge holes.)
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 29, 2017, 14:43 raVen
This is the first vertical merger ever to be blocked by the DOJ.
It is an atypical situation and it seems there is more afoot by DOJ and the whitehouse than AT&T. This should be unsettling to anyone, and we haven't even gotten to why AT&T merger might be good or bad.
I see people focusing on ifs of what AT&T will do to be evil behind the scenes (characteristic or not of AT&T), and they entirely miss that the DOJ is doing something in plain sight that is uncharacteristic in the history of mergers.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
16. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 23, 2017, 12:53 raVen
Redmask wrote on Oct 23, 2017, 08:06:
That place was a virtue signalling cesspool and I doubt anyone is surprised that the guy in charge didn't practice what he preached.

Can you clarify this stance?
I didn't visit the community portion very often, mostly just the first 2 pages of Gaming. My experience is quite the opposite of this, in general people of NeoGaf were not Evilore.
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News Comments > Mobile App
5. Re: Mobile App Sep 27, 2017, 16:24 raVen
rad, last blizzcon I requested: Mobile Friending!
It's cool to see it come to life
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 11:42 raVen
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 11:38:
Slashman wrote on Sep 12, 2017, 11:35:
Sure we could just leave him alone, but then he's teaching a generation of kids how to be assholes.

Then we'll end up complaining about how kids these days are total assholes. Who taught them that...?

So like Radio, Elvis, Dungeons and Dragons, Video Games, Bevis and Butthead, First Person Shooters, we are now going to pin everything on him for this generation?

Except with Radio FCC intervenes, D&D is fairly local, Video Games have ratings boards, Beavis and Butthead deal with FCC or cable broadcast rules, FPS deal with ratings boards.

In a day when even the president of the USA isn't accountable for his words (or seemingly actions), we need to start holding people more accountable for what they say and do. Don't blame the messenger, Blame Trump.
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Sep 12, 2017, 10:55 raVen
Just because you yell fire in a theater in a way you think is non-threatening or hurtful you still are tied to the consequences of your actions.  
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News Comments > .hack//G.U. Last Recode Announced
1. Re: .hack//G.U. Last Recode Announced Jun 21, 2017, 03:51 raVen
Awesome, I'll probably pick it up on steam, but maybe ps4!
Glad they remastered this, I didn't get a chance to play these on ps2.
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Gameplay Trailer
7. Re: Destiny 2 Gameplay Trailer May 18, 2017, 17:43 raVen
Mr. Tact wrote on May 18, 2017, 17:35:
I don't know anything about Destiny and watching this trailer didn't give me much of an idea of what gameplay in Destiny 2 would be like. Pretty much a fail of a trailer if you ask me. ie.. what is game play and what was an in-game set pieces?
Yeah, they didn't really talk much about the campaign other than "MORE CUT SCENES THAN EVER BEFORE!!!", and OMG MOAR LOOTS!... They heavily focused on pulling random strangers into clans, where like in WoW, they're going to get kicked from groups and shit on because they aren't good. -- No thanks.

The Blizzard App portion is actually one of the appealing things for me, I have a ton of friends on that and All the people I know that did play destiny (on whatever platform) are on it. but alas, I usually played alone because I prefer it, especially when even people I do know can be assholes about shit. (no longer play Overwatch with them either.)

Destiny community wasn't that tight knit when I was playing, so are they really just blowing smoke up my ass, or did it change with the content drought?
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