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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Sep 13, 2016, 00:13 Dev
 
Wow, I played most of those DOS games and didn't know most of those hidden ones (besides the obvious, like slot machine in space quest 1, you had to do that to win the game, wasn't hidden). But secret giant ant monsters campaign in red alert? That's AWESOME  
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News Comments > Interplay IPs for Sale
36. Re: Interplay IPs for Sale Sep 8, 2016, 23:12 Dev
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 00:38:
I'm curious if any of the Star Trek game IPs are available, like Starfleet/Klingon Academy, New Worlds, Starfleet Command...
Game IP's like established tv/movies that aren't sold to companies. Example, the star wars IPs all belong to Disney and Disney isn't going to sell it. Instead they either give a game company limited rights (you can make 2 games in this series) or a time range (you can make as many games as you like, but this expires in 4 years).

In either case, I doubt Interplay can sell any of those licenses, they are almost certainly all expired.

They CAN probably sell rights to reproduce that exact game, but doubtful any sorta sequels, remasters, or rethemes. For that you'd have to go to the IP owners (i.e. if it was star wars you'd have to talk to Disney about making a star wars game).

In other words, licensed IP like that is totally different than Interplay's original IP (such as fallout) that they used to own complete rights to.
 
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News Comments > Interplay IPs for Sale
3. Re: Interplay IPs for Sale Sep 7, 2016, 20:59 Dev
 
Wow, what a way to spin selling off the lifeblood of their company.
Also, why aren't they dead yet? Could this be the death knell?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 7, 2016, 02:43 Dev
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Sep 6, 2016, 12:38:
Cutter wrote on Sep 6, 2016, 11:58:
I just want to know when the AIB RX 480 cards will be here en masse! I need a new card!

Is there some reason to avoid the Geforce 10xx series that I'm unaware of? I got a 1070 about 6 weeks ago and it was probably the most dramatic performance increase I've ever gotten from a GPU upgrade (previous card was a R9 280X).
Nope. Especially if you are doing VR. AMD REALLY dropped the ball in the current VR titles. They are really sucking. They have cards labeled for VR that cannot even do the minimum VR.
AMD defenders go on and on about how "just wait until DX12 VR comes along AMD will be great then!" but none of the current crop of VR bothers with that, and NVidia is just crushing in the VR realm right now.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft F2P Game Shutdowns
1. Re: Ubisoft F2P Game Shutdowns Aug 28, 2016, 12:16 Dev
 
Huh, I was going to try that mighty quest one someday. Oh well!  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition Announced
4. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition Announced Aug 24, 2016, 22:52 Dev
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 22:19:
If you are a Prime member you get it for ~76 bucks if you pre-order through Amazon.
Shows for $72 for me.
Also, you can get it for $20 if you get the prime visa card from amazon (or less, I can't tell if it will count the discount first)
 
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News Comments > PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power
1. Re: PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power Aug 22, 2016, 09:22 Dev
 
Yeah, few cards max out bandwidth, but power is another question.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans
21. Re: NMS player base says buh bye Aug 22, 2016, 01:50 Dev
 
Overon wrote on Aug 21, 2016, 23:16:
Sean Murray is a liar and a younger version of the bullshit artist Peter Molyneux.
He can't be that bad
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
8. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 20, 2016, 13:49 Dev
 
Linksil wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 12:48:
It is slightly disturbing to see them playing this is a controller on the PC though instead of mouse/keyboard and flightstick.
Even from the first videos while the KS was going on, they were using console controllers.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Tick Rate Increasing
16. Re: Overwatch Tick Rate Increasing Aug 14, 2016, 03:11 Dev
 
shiho wrote on Aug 14, 2016, 01:29:
Unless you have an Intel card, you should disable pretty much every single feature in your network card
And if you do have intel? Can you leave stuff enabled?
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Aug 7, 2016, 19:07 Dev
 
It's because the desks were too close together, people wanted to wheel them to corners and the corners were all taken. Time to get more corners!  
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Issues
23. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Issues Aug 7, 2016, 18:46 Dev
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 14:05:
Creston wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 13:53:
the gaming geeks at Ars recommend that you avoid the Anniversary update

Right, and you do that how on an OS that forces updates down your throat?

Simple. Tested - it works for me. But it only works with wifi connections.

http://lifehacker.com/enable-metered-connection-to-delay-windows-10-updates-1723316525
I've heard you can edit registry to apply to wired too
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 21, 2016, 21:06 Dev
 
Everyone else in phone industry does this. The only surprise will be if the lawsuit actually goes anywhere  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2016, 09:09 Dev
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 21:48:
Robert Osorio wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 19:25:
Tilt wheel is totally useless to me in games. Actually I've never had any use for a tilt wheel at all, even on the desktop.

Bind tilt left to shift+ctrl+tab and right tilt to ctrl-tab so you can switch browser tabs by tilting the mouse wheel to one side.

Changed. My. Life.
Whoa, that sounds like an awesome thing
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 21, 2016, 09:03 Dev
 
Yeah, steal a password, get 5 years. Induce pressure to suicide... get probation. Nice.

This was an argument brought up on the appeal by this wonderful specimen of humanity

On appeal, the defendant argued for the first time that he had a First Amendment right to upload the video. The boy claimed that his recording of Matthew was "a matter of concern to his school community," in the "public interest," and amounted to constitutionally protected "news gathering." He maintained that Matthew was engaged in an unlawful act of masturbating in public, and the uploader caught him in the act.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Win10 Issues Jul 19, 2016, 23:03 Dev
 
jimnms wrote on Jul 19, 2016, 18:54:
now search has decided to stop working. I've searched for solutions and tried everything except re-installing, which I'm going to do eventually anyway. It's not just the search that quit working, it doesn't do anything. Normally you can type commands too, like pressing start and typing regedit to get the registry editor instead of doing it through the run dialog, but that doesn't even work now. I know re-installing will fix it, but when I do that and get it setup and all of my shit installed and it breaks again, then what?
Did you have a bunch of items in your start menu? As I recall, that might be a symptom of the FIXED size limit of the internal DB they started using for the start menu items . Something like no more than 256 items in the entire thing or else it will crap out. Because surely, no one installs more than a few applications, right? MS is so brilliant. I mean heck, an install of MS office can take up 20 on it's own. Almost as bad as the mythical "no one will use more than 640k ram" thing.
Anyway, I heard they fixed it in a patch.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 17, 2016, 21:29 Dev
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 18:26:
Coregrounds - Let's pick genres at random and combine them.

Infinite Space - Since the new CoD is also called that I wonder if there will be some kind of legal action.
If so, then CoD would have to change the name. Infinite space has been in the name of an electric eel game since like 2002.
Plus there's the unrelated DS game from 2009 with that name.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
28. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Jul 17, 2016, 11:36 Dev
 
Rigs wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 03:23:
I think what it is, though, especially with Roberts, is that he's seen what little he can do and the reaction he gets from it. Pushing out dreams is so lucrative that having to actually make those dreams reality is too much effort. He got to eat his cake, he doesn't want to have to do the dishes now. The man is creative, there's no doubt about it and if he could write as well as he can world-build, he'd be a master novelist, up there with the likes of Clancy, Crichton, Clarke, Tolkien and Martin. He's good at convincing people to trust him. A master manipulator. But like George Lucas, he can't stop himself from tweaking his dream to fit everyone's tastes. And as such, it's never realized, never finished. The man probably does want everyone to have the ultimate space-trading-combat-sim but I don't think he knows where to stop. He doesn't understand that you can't please all the people all the time. Him and Peter Molyneux are two peas in a dream pod. They want everyone to have the game they've always dreamed of but it's just not possible. Even when you throw unlimited money at it.
Rigs, you have a great take on this. I've believed it was more this (incompetence rather than malicious scam). And an apt comparison to George Lucas.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Game Item Gambling
19. Re: Valve on Game Item Gambling Jul 15, 2016, 10:03 Dev
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 05:00:
The only thing Valve has been guilty of is lazyness. Not really surprising considering the way they structured their office workflow, what with the rolling desks and no heirarchy to speak of etc.

So is it surprising that they didn't do much about gambling sites once these began springing up? Not really. Did they take a cut of the profits? They say they didnt. Do we believe them? Well I do, but people being people will believe malicious intent anyday over incompetence or lazyness.
Yep. The "laziness" of the rolling desk and flat management structure explains basically EVERYTHING about valve.
For instance, why it is taking so long for HL3, because no one has rolled their desk into that corner for a while.
Why is the steam store always failing in a big sale, because doing web store front end is boring, so who wants to roll their desk to it.
Why they did greenlight, because they got bored of wheeling their desks over and reviewing new games to put on steam and wanted community to do the work (no joke, they straight up said basically this in the greenlight announcement).
Why they do things like disable console commands in L4D games instead of fixing bugs with some of them, because it's too boring to wheel the desk over there.
Why customer support is so crappy, because NO ONE wants to wheel desks to deal with customers (this is almost a universal thing in IT lol), and with flat management, no one to tell and dedicate to this.
With all the money they make, they could easily subcontract many issues out to companies that DO have management such as customer support, doing some additional HL spinoffs or other valve IP games, web GUI and stability, etc.

I love valve, their games, and steam. But they certainly have some major issues. However, I'm glad they aren't total greed fests like EA/Acti at least.
 
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News Comments > Fallout Shelter for PC Released
20. Re: Fallout Shelter for PC Released Jul 15, 2016, 09:30 Dev
 
I'm interested, but only if there's crossplatform play, so I can load my phone vault(s) into the PC version, being as I've spent some time on it. Should be doable since they have cloud saves for a while now.

Is this an option?

Edit:
Appears no in game option for this yet. But the .sav file is compatible between, so you can manually copy save file fr phone or sync folders between PC and phone and play the phone save on PC. I kinda like this since it means I can try out something on PC that might bork my vault and then go to a backup.

Also found this for more info on stuff
https://www.reddit.com/r/foshelter/

And this to edit android save files:
http://robot9706.github.io/FSSE/

This comment was edited on Jul 15, 2016, 09:46.
 
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