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Nickname Yosemite Sam
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Description Gamer, old school. Been around since pong.
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Signed On Aug 6, 2004, 19:16
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio

10. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 11, 2014, 19:47 Yosemite Sam
 
That's an insane amount of audio files, and on a game that doesn't even have a single player story? WTF? Does it come with commentary on every single line of code or is it all just padding so they can say look our game is 48GB!!!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 10, 2014, 14:36 Yosemite Sam
 
Ya I'm pretty sure the babelfish was where I packed it in too.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation

28. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2014, 14:28 Yosemite Sam
 
Meh, I don't buy it, a lot of his doom and gloom examples were just horseshit. Irrational closing? Ya sure, shows how much he knows about the video game industry if he doesn't know why Irrational closed its doors. 2 things to consider. 1. The Wii 2. Last gen moved from SD to HD. How about sales numbers for GTA5, they broke through the previous ceiling. Console gaming seems as robust as ever to me. I have a huge collection of games for my PS3 so I'm in no rush to upgrade, but I will eventually.

EDIT oh and I forgot the single biggest thing that is about to go down, AFAIK. China allowing the console market in their country, that will be huge.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue

20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2014, 19:45 Yosemite Sam
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 16:48:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 14:14:
Heh, don't even own a cell phone and probably never will. I like not being available 24\7... and seeing how my friends are attached to their devices all the friken time doesn't give me any incentive to get on board either.

There's quite a bit of irony with your commentary and the signature that follows.

Why? Never said I don't like technology, definitely really like my video games. In fact my gaming totally represents my position. I've setup my PS3 to not automatically log in when I start it. I log in when I feel like logging in and almost never log in to play solo.

Yosemite_SLAM wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 18:22:
Yose - Are you my evil twin or something?

Oh and I don't own a cell phone. Never have and never will. Pisses off the bosses but I like it that way. If they need to reach me they can do it on the land line when I'm working.

Maybe I'm 'the rabbit' in disguise, or maybe you are, ya flea bitten varmint

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2014, 14:14 Yosemite Sam
 
Heh, don't even own a cell phone and probably never will. I like not being available 24\7... and seeing how my friends are attached to their devices all the friken time doesn't give me any incentive to get on board either.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation

26. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 7, 2014, 14:05 Yosemite Sam
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 13:56:
Panickd wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 12:26:
Verno wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 11:06:
Bundy wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 10:19:
Games generally look better going forward through a consoles lifespan as things get optimized, for some reason a lot of people think the xb1 is gonna do the opposite.

Games also run up against resource limitations more as devs leverage the hardware which results in tradeoffs like what I already mentioned.

Unless you had the PS4 version and the XBox One version side by side on some large ass TVs that you were sitting unnaturally close to you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Like, not at all

Depends on the game really and what else was scaled down, its way too subjective to generalize. I can certainly tell the difference between AC4 on my PS4 and my buddys Xbox One. People who only have one console probably don't care either way but then again the internet is filled with comparisons so who knows *shrug*.

If you have an XBox One and a PS4 how often are you out there buying the same game for them though? Do the extra lines of resolution impact your enjoyment of the game in any way? If you owned an XBone and never saw the PS4 version of a game would you feel cheated in any way?

I have a PC capable of playing pretty much anything at some pretty insane resolutions. I also own a PS3. I own a small number of games on both platforms thanks to Steam sales and, as you might expect, the PC beats the PS3 in graphical fidelity hands down. But when I'm playing those games on the PS3 I'm not sitting around going, "Screw this 720p bullshit! 4K is sooooo much better! It makes the game soooo much more enjoyable!"

Absent the ability to directly compare two versions, it's not even an issue. That was my point.

I don;t know, I LOVE Uncharted, but every time I have played I have said to myself "Fuck, I wish this was on the PC so the textures weren't so damn grainy." Yes, graphical fidelity can impact your enjoyment.

I kind of agree, sorta, in a way. I've been distracted by jaggies on my PS3 and wished it was a little more crisp looking... but once I get 'into' the game, I typically no longer notice or care.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld HD Becomes Homeworld: Remastered Edition

29. Re: Homeworld HD Becomes Homeworld: Remastered Edition Mar 6, 2014, 17:38 Yosemite Sam
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 6, 2014, 03:24:
Gadzooks wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 20:00:
Ugh, Gearbox... just stop it. Stick to the one thing you are good at. Borderlands.

Wrong. The one thing Gearbox is great at is buying old IPs dirt cheap and then squezing them for all they are worth and usually wrecking them beyond all hope in the process.

Well only if your memory doesn't go back more then a couple of years. I personally enjoyed both Half-Life expansion packs and also enjoyed the Brother in Arms games I played. Add Borderlands to the resume, pretty damn good track record if you ask me... at least on stuff they have actually made themselves.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld HD Becomes Homeworld: Remastered Edition

14. Re: Homeworld HD Becomes Homeworld: Remastered Edition Mar 5, 2014, 20:29 Yosemite Sam
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 20:14:
Gadzooks wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 20:00:
Ugh, Gearbox... just stop it. Stick to the one thing you are good at. Borderlands.

Playing through BL2 right now. Lovin' it. It's like BL on steroids. Great franchise.

BL on steroids about sums it up. I recently just finished BL2 and I swear at least three times I thought "this has got to the end" and the game just kept opening up more and more awesome levels. It should be called the 'energizer bunny game' because it just keeps going and going and going.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld HD Becomes Homeworld: Remastered Edition

3. Re: Homeworld HD Becomes Homeworld: Remastered Edition Mar 5, 2014, 18:53 Yosemite Sam
 
If they don't mess with the formula and simply give us the exact same game but with current GFX capabilities, color me interested.  
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News Comments > Valve Reddit Interview

16. Re: Valve Reddit Interview Mar 5, 2014, 18:13 Yosemite Sam
 
Well we know Valve has been working on Source 2. So I would think they will build their flagship game to showcase the new engine. I hope it's as revolutionary as Source was when it finally got showcased. I still remember the jaw dropping abilities of Source when it was shown way back in 04.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2014, 14:34 Yosemite Sam
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2014, 14:16:
Why Revive 'Cosmos?' Neil DeGrasse Tyson Says Just About Everything We Know Has Changed.

Ya think? It's been 35 years since the original.

I expected to be blinded. By science.


It's not gonna be truly Cosmos, Tyson's too uptight, now if he chills out with a few spliffs then it'll be Cosmos.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation

15. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 5, 2014, 14:21 Yosemite Sam
 
Ya PS+ rocks, Tomb Raider this month! Finally jumped on board last fall and still trying to work my way through the free games I picked up. Also PS+ gives you cloud services too.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation

7. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 3, 2014, 14:13 Yosemite Sam
 
Look forward to whatever Naughty Dog has in store for us. Just finished Last of Us last night. Superb game, not perfect, there are some issues but damn can Naughty Dog tell a story.

Spoiler[ By the end I couldn't give a shit about the humanity displayed in TLoU. Fuck'em, Ellie was worth more then those useless bags of flesh... Though I didn't want to kill the doctor.]
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse

37. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 2, 2014, 16:19 Yosemite Sam
 
NewMaxx wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 16:37:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 16:31:
You telling me if say Guam fell into civil war the USA wouldn't use troops to secure their assets?

Um, you do realize that Guam is a territory of the US while the Ukraine is an independent country, right?

... and you realize Crimea is an independent territory within Ukraine that's Russian and made up of mostly Russian people and who's elected leader asked for Russian help? Wan't a better example then Guam? ok, Grenada, of course Grenada was never an American territory, didn't have a majority American population and AFAIK didn't have any American military bases to defend... sure didn't stop the USA from invading for their own personal political agenda.

General Assembly Resolution 38/7
 
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News Comments > Interceptor Entertainment Acquires Apogee /3D Realms

8. Re: Interceptor Entertainment Acquires Apogee Software/3D Realms Mar 2, 2014, 14:28 Yosemite Sam
 
Task wrote on Mar 2, 2014, 14:04:
Duke Nukem 3D: Reloaded please.

Ya they sold the Duke IP, so no. They also don't, AFAIK, own the Wolfenstein IP... so that leaves them... not a hell of a lot, Commander Keen: Reloaded?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse

12. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 1, 2014, 16:31 Yosemite Sam
 
Axis wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 15:46:
PropheT wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 14:43:
Axis wrote on Mar 1, 2014, 14:06:
Hey Franken, how about you worry about the US and Britain's promise to Ukraine? That's a hell of a serious issue that NO ONE is reporting here in the US...

Everyone has reported on it in the U.S., it just didn't become a major news point until Russian troops showed up there.


Show me the headlines that proves it's been news here. There are none on any of the major news sites. And it has nothing to do with what I want him to do, what he does with our treaty is his catch 22...

Are you on crack? This is front page news on every news site on the planet... and the USA has zero moral ground to complain as they are one of the biggest War Pigs on the planet. As it stands right now all the Russians have done is secure their assets in a country that's falling into disarray. You telling me if say Guam fell into civil war the USA wouldn't use troops to secure their assets?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation

3. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 1, 2014, 15:13 Yosemite Sam
 
Looking forward to Tombraider (2013) for PS+ next month.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Next Month

28. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Early Access Next Month Mar 1, 2014, 15:10 Yosemite Sam
 
Heh nice vid. They got the Carmageddon damage modeling down nicely. Only real hurdle to this being truly Carmageddon now is mowing down pedestrians, last scene gives me hope.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

25. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2014, 16:59 Yosemite Sam
 
Creston wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 14:59:
nin wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 14:10:
Creston wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 14:09:
This is pretty much the only reason why there aren't these kinds of things already. NASA would LOVE to have a Hubble-type telescope somewhere beyond Earth orbit, but it simply can't get the thing there.


YET!


Well, yeah. But with current rocket technology it's simply impossible, so until someone invents something new, it'll remain wishful thinking.

It's not impossible and is in fact already being done as the James Webb telescope is going to be put into what's called an L2 orbit which is 4X the distance to the Moon... oh and the James Webb telescope is way bigger then Hubble.

Hubble vs James Webb

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News Comments > Out of the Blue

24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2014, 16:43 Yosemite Sam
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 13:19:
nin wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 11:42:
Creston wrote on Feb 27, 2014, 11:35:
Great article about potentially saving the Columbia. Very much worth a read.

Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I swear, I think NASA are rockstars these days. They do all kinds of amazing shit, even with a strangled budget.


Yeah, I read that whole four page article last night. Awesome stuff. There were some great comments too, esp the ones from a guy that helped design the post-Columbia rescue plans.

NASA's still got some of the best engineers in the world. They also have a bit too much bureaucracy, but definitely hurt b/c of the budget cuts. If it were up to me, I'd take half the defense spending and give it to NASA. There should be Curiosity-style rovers on Titan, Europa, and Ceres. Jupiter and Saturn should be orbited by a Hubble sized telescopes. Cassini sized probes should be orbiting Neptune, Uranus, and Venus. There should be a permenant base on the moon already. And on and on.

There's no reason what so ever to have telescopes orbiting Jupiter and Saturn. There's the James Webb telescope which is an upgrade to Hubble and there's already an active ESA probe orbiting Venus. Plus there's also New Horizons next year and Juno in 2016 to look forward to. I do agree that money would be much better spent on NASA then the military, but I think their main priority should be to find a better way into orbit... IMO a moon base at this point is, ahhh, pointless
 
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