Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
User Settings
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Germany 08/31
Chicago, IL USA, IL 10/19

Regularly scheduled events

User information for raVen

Real Name raVen   
Search for:
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
Nickname None given.
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
Description Developer, and Enthusiast gamer.
Homepage None given.
Signed On Apr 24, 2004, 05:12
Total Comments 345 (Amateur)
User ID 20726
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ] Older >

News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
134. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 10:29 raVen
If I have to sign in to Facebook for the oculus rift to work: VR=over.
It'll bungle VR so badly that even Morpheous wouldn't take off.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > SimCity Patch Adds Offline Play
10. Re: SimCity Patch Adds Offline Play Mar 18, 2014, 16:13 raVen
Undocumented Alien wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 16:08:
No, Blizzard still needs to provide the PC based customers a D3 offline mode like the consolers got. Could care less about the AH, actually think the Gold AH should have stayed, Real Money Auction House was the problem.
At least I can play Hardcore mode now. The itemization from before made it impossible with the random lag spikes. Now that I have decent enough gear I can take a few hits from lag and still live. [I'd Love for D3 in offline mode. - don't get me wrong]

As for SimCity. I might pick it up now. While I don't prefer Origin, as long as it's not doing it's creepy crawly on my HDs, I don't think it's that bad.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed
52. Re: Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed Jan 3, 2014, 03:48 raVen
SmyTTor wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 02:26:
Does no one remember the incidents of Amazon removing books people purchased and downloaded to their Kindles?

It isn't similar to what this situation is (though there are enough posts implying as much), but people shouldn't be surprised at how things play out in an era where the copyright and patent systems, which were created to foster progress and protect culture for society in general, are used as weapons by corporations to exclude people from accessing the very culture they are supposed to have a right to.

And again, this is different because NO ONE had games removed from libraries.

There are still consumer protections in place on digital media.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Steam Dec 12, 2013, 18:19 raVen
nin wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 16:33:
Debating if I want to go Sat, or wait a week, in hopes that the crowd might die down slightly.
I'm thinking I'll try the first showing sunday morning. Then make a day of it, there are a couple other movies I'd like to see too.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 12, 2013, 18:11 raVen
Will no one think of the ANTS?!  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > New Studio to Resume Command & Conquer Development
9. Re: New Studio to Resume Command & Conquer Development Nov 18, 2013, 21:16 raVen
Slayblaze wrote on Nov 18, 2013, 14:18:
I just want an always-online C&C Generals 2 with persistent progression features, which is exactly what was being developed and is now scrapped. Doesn't seen like it should be THAT difficult to pull off.
Are you being sarcastic? Because this is exactly what I don't want, and what EA probably will do anyways.
Always online: Always sucks.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > NVIDIA G-SYNC Display Tech
39. Re: NVIDIA G-SYNC Display Tech Oct 19, 2013, 17:11 raVen
Some of you are kind of missing the point. If you ever drop below 120fps ever you'd see an improvement with this tech. For those talking about if it's better than being locked at 120hz, also if you ever go above 120fps you'd also see an improvement.

Even at 30hz, shows up in this link.
basically whenever your gpu finishes drawing a frame it'll refresh the lcd, this is pretty rad.

This actually puts LCDs on par with CRTs imo (with respect to refresh and latency)

Also instead of waiting for the locked 120hz / 60hz refresh, it will immediately update which could have a lower latency than even CRTs.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
35. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 1, 2013, 00:01 raVen
Anonymous wrote on Sep 30, 2013, 18:40:
You never know how bad the input lag will be on these LCD monitors. The one I'm currently using is reasonable and I've gotten to the point where I don't even notice it anymore.
You should check out:
Input lag usually isn't the issue, but I understand why it could be perceived that way.

I'm thinking about getting a newer asus monitor that does 120hz, but for some reason I prefer 16:10 aspect, and the ones listed are all 16:9. (MORE PIXELS :D) (also I've found that I prefer 24" monitors over larger 27-30" models, but that could just be because I use 24" monitors at home and work.)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 14, 2013, 01:40 raVen
Wow, I can't even start. Oracle has ruined plenty of products: MySQL anyone?
I don't understand how anyone could think Google would want anything from Oracle, let alone steal it.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 9, 2013, 03:12 raVen
MS has made strides to help out Indies, it's not as dire as that publisher-less world article makes it out: here
May not be at first, but if you must be working on a launch title, you're probably willing to shell out for a dev kit.

Edit: I'm sitting on the fence about getting a PS4, or just playing on PC this gen myself. If I were to get a console this next go around, it will be a PS4. I got a launch 360, and later a ps3. Due to paying for live for netflix I only use the ps3 any more.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > id: RAGE "Not Dead"
48. Re: id: RAGE Aug 5, 2013, 02:59 raVen
RaZ0r! wrote on Aug 5, 2013, 01:52:
I want id to make me as excited as I was when q3test dropped. Very sadly I don't think that's ever going to happen again. Cry
I'm still excited to pick up Doom3BFG edition and play through it on a consumer Oculus Rift (Hopefully the consumer will the have higher resolution screens they've talked about)

Beyond that though, there isn't really that much more they can do on a groundbreaking level like q3test. But fond memories of q3test lead me to think about new devices / ways to interact with the games.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > id: RAGE "Not Dead"
47. Re: id: RAGE Aug 5, 2013, 02:54 raVen
I bought this day one for full price on steam. I tried for several weeks to play it but suffered with terrible video drivers, and game crashes.

I still haven't played the whole game yet.

I totally respect Carmack for pushing the driver tech from AMD/NVIDIA and getting new stuff to happen. I'm just disappointed it went down the way it did, and still haven't brought myself to try playing it again after crashing as much as it did.

Also on the DLC note: this is the first time I think iD has done DLC. ? It doesn't surprise me it came out so late, DLC can be a tricky beast. (framework and whatnot)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 3, 2013, 17:27 raVen
Gas Bandit wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 13:48:
"How Scary Can An Old-School Programmer Could Be?"

About as scary as that grammar, I guess.
Hahahaha, whoever wrote that article is completely clueless.
Fun to see some old school demos again though.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Jul 29, 2013, 21:49 raVen
I think a little bit of kindness can go a hell of a long way. Just as a little bit of toxicity can also go the same if not triple the distance in the other direction.

He's indy. I'm not. But being indy doesn't mean you shouldn't at least try to be professional. Huge props to Team Meat for just being awesome. (And from what it seems, Team Meat has quit the internet. source: Indy Game The Movie)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Op Ed Jul 29, 2013, 21:18 raVen
to sum things up:
Developer speaks his mind without framing it, causing people to get pissed. I'm going to pick the: You need to play my game on a couch.
To be honest it seemed Phil rarely chose to take the high road, or try to be professional in any manner. I've been on show floors demoing games, it's a different experience than one expects. While I've never had anyone play the game I'm showing and tell me it's shit to my face, I've had people tell me they weren't interested. Sure, it's tough to deal with when you've put 4-5 years of your life into it, but that doesn't mean you can't be professional.
(I want to go off on Phil about the Japanese games comment he made, while yes he was speaking his mind, he intentionally said it in the most inflammatory way possible with a huge grin on his face too. Very shitty thing to do to any kind of fan, especially fellow developer.)

Add some Press being unprofessional into the mix (Which wow, press has become pretty unprofessional the past 5 years in games.) and I can even see not wanting to work with those press outlets anymore too.

BUT: Phil if you ever see this take a damn chill pill. You are not what people see on the net. You are not Fez; or even just guy who made Fez. You're more than that. And seriously? Grow up.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Fez II Cancelled
21. Re: Fez II Cancelled Jul 28, 2013, 17:35 raVen
This really says quite a bit:
Fez programmer not returning for Fez II
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
10. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jul 21, 2013, 23:00 raVen
Also, that Play Value video(s) is pretty MS Slanted, and it's Endorsed / funded by XBoxLive.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
9. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jul 21, 2013, 22:38 raVen
Also, if you're that worried about how much you download, you should definitely figure out how to turn on click to play plugins for your browser. Most of them support this in some fashion or another.
I use it to stop flash ads, because they're super annoying 99% of the time. (And usually resource draining.)
I stopped using adblock after turning this on, because I no longer needed adblock (I still see still / gif images from time to time, but most ads have gone to flash -- and the image ads I do see usually aren't blinking random colors or doing crazy stuff like they used to.)
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
26. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 9, 2013, 02:00 raVen
Hellbinder wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 20:27:
all they had to do was give the Wii U a decent speed processor and maybe another gig of ram and it would be fine. they would get ports and game development support. The graphics part is fine.

I will never understand how they could have been so retarded and foolish as to release a console with a processor slower than some cell phones have.

It's not that bad. The Wii-U is pretty comparable to the 360. (in most respects)
BUT - The developer tools are no where near the 360 or even the PS3 dev tools.
When Sony bought SN systems, Nintendo went from having mediocre devtools to terrible dev tools.
When it's a pain in the ass to get the a dev console to even display a developer settings menu (10 step+ process from pulling out of a factory box) there's no wonder EA and others have recoiled from even trying to port to it. Hardware wise: it's so much better than the wii, but no one has a mature tool chain to work with it like we have with the wii.
I'm excited to dig into the new (MS/Sony) hardware in the upcoming months.
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
News Comments > Evening Consolidation
17. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 30, 2013, 01:34 raVen
Beamer wrote on Jun 29, 2013, 00:41:
Going back to the 80s, the weakest console almost always won.

SNES: Won and was most powerful (discounting things like the NeoGeo, which had no distribution)
PS: Weaker than the N64
PS2: Weaker than the 360 and GC
Wii: Weaker than the 360 and PS3
Gameboy: Weaker than the GameGear, Nomad and Playstation Portable and Vita

I'd say it's pretty true that raw stats don't matter. It's the games first, the brand second.
But most of the above came at a time when there were far more exclusives.
I think it's all about the easiest to develop for. (Sony handhelds haven't been as easy or similar iteration to iteration as Nintendo handhelds.)
I don't know much about the SNES, but the NES had market penetration, and when the SNES came out there were plenty of games people wanted to play for it. (memory gets hazy, I didn't own an NES / SNES until much later)

Mark Cerny talked about some of this from the point of view of Sony: Mark Cerny "The Road to PS4" - 'No Hum, No Pajama' Edition @ gamelabs 2013
I found the talk from Gamelabs 2013 informative. (47:15)
Anyone wanting to know more about the intimate details of Sony and console design should watch this video.

Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
345 Comments. 18 pages. Viewing page 3.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 ] Older >


Blue's News logo