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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release
34. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release Jan 6, 2016, 15:23 theyarecomingforyou
 
The HTC Vive is looking much better. The new version now has a camera on the front and allows you to see the environment around you, which is the killer feature. The updated controllers look dramatically better as well.

I really hope the HTC Vive comes in at a sensible price, as I'd much rather support HTC than a company like Facebook.
 
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News Comments > Steam Christmas Issues Explained
15. Re: Steam Christmas Issues Explained Dec 31, 2015, 08:47 theyarecomingforyou
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 21:48:
Exactly. How hard is it to put out a statement to assuage fears? Steam is an excellent example of what's wrong with virtual monopolies and why everyone else and his dog wants a digital platform now too.
What? That's exactly what Valve has done here. I'm pleasantly surprised by how forthright Valve has been - the company took action to address the issue and explained to users the precise nature of the incident. It takes time to ascertain the exact nature of the issue, the legal ramifications and run it through the chain of command, especially when they're so busy with a sale like this.

Could Valve's response have been quicker? Absolutely, but it's still dramatically better than most companies manage. Shit happens but at least Valve is being open about it so that people can find out whether they're affected by this.

I hope that Valve offers protection and compensation to anyone adversely affected by this issue. I know that Sony offered fraud protection to those affected by its breach.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2015, 13:49 theyarecomingforyou
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 21, 2015, 12:49:
Is TFA a better film than The Phantom Menace? I don't know. While TPM has many, many flaws, there are ways in which it's a superior movie to TFA. It tells its own story. It takes us to new places. Much of the action like the podrace and the Darth Maul battle is superior to what's in TFA. I feel TFA follows in the path of Into Darkness and Jurassic World, movies that failed miserably trying to be retellings of older movies instead of telling new stories. TFA isn't as bad as those two, but after this movie and Into Darkness, I'm moving to the Dark Side with Cutter and don't plan on seeing another JJ Abrams film. This despite loving the first Star Trek reboot.
You can't be serious?! As much as TFA references the original trilogy a bit too much it is certainly better than TPM - they're not even in the same league. As it stands having seen it twice I would rank TFA third, after TESB and ANH but ahead of ROTJ - the prequels were appalling and should be remade.

As for Into Darkness, as a major Trekker I loved that film. Certainly it was very different to earlier incarnations of Star Trek but I thought it was very faithful to the franchise. I'm really not impressed with the trailer for Star Trek: Beyond though but it might just be a bad trailer (as least that's what Simon Pegg has asserted).

JJ Abrams has established himself as an excellent director, able to revitalise franchises that were seemingly unsalvageable.
 
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News Comments > Mafia 3 Footage
3. Re: Mafia 3 Footage Dec 19, 2015, 14:18 theyarecomingforyou
 
Looks decent, so if the narrative is as compelling as Mafia II then I'll be very happy.

That said, it's bizarre that the first look gives away such major elements of the plot. Can you imagine if JJ Abrams introduced The Force Awakens by revealing half of the plot elements? Video games aren't treated with the same reverence.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets
23. Re: Star Citizen Procedurally Generated Planets Dec 17, 2015, 12:13 theyarecomingforyou
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 10:47:
That's pretty damn impressive, but personally I don't care about planets with nothing interesting on them (See Elite Horizons or even KSP) to me that is super lazy game development. Procedural content is not real content, its just fluff that hides that there is nothing underneath the surface of a game in terms of content. But then some people love that in elite.. just hope SC is not going that route. And hey, as KSP shows us, handcrafted height-map based planets (so no caves or arching rock formations) with zero detail ain't better either...
Procedural generation is being used to bulk out the planets - the landing zones themselves will be handcrafted. Originally it was said that you'd approach a planet and then have a scripted landing sequence, so that they've already got this far is really very impressive. Most people thought this was going to come years after release.

For an early demonstration of the technology it's very impressive. Obviously they'll need to add terrain features (vegetation, landmarks, dynamic water, buildings, etc) and give it some character but I have confidence that will come. This technology will allow CIG to rapidly build out star systems, which is essential if they're going to release the PU properly within the next two years. I still think that Squadron 42 for next year is going to be a push but we'll see.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike Gun Control
1. Re: Counter-Strike Gun Control Dec 16, 2015, 10:16 theyarecomingforyou
 
I know Valve has a test channel for Dota 2, so do they not have one for CS:GO? Changes to a competitive game like this should always be playtested by an active section of the community before being rolled out to live.  
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News Comments > Kojima's Konami Exit?
12. Re: Kojima's Konami Exit? Dec 16, 2015, 05:29 theyarecomingforyou
 
Slick wrote on Dec 16, 2015, 01:22:
I doubt we'll ever hear the details on exactly why the split happened. But i have my doubts that Konami is the Devil, and Kojima is a saint.
If you followed Jim Sterling you wouldn't be in any doubt as to the shit that Konami pulls, as he has regular segments on it. It is a despicable company. Kojima should be one of the top employees in the company for what he's contributed yet he's been treated like dirt.

#FuckKonami
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.0
61. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 Dec 15, 2015, 10:27 theyarecomingforyou
 
saluk wrote on Dec 12, 2015, 19:59:
To all of the anti-complaint complainers, at what point is it OK to complain? In 3 more years when it is still labeled as pre-alpha because this kind of scope-creep ensures a game that can never be finished?
Legitimate criticism is always welcome. For instance, I believe that CIG puts too much emphasis on big reveals and neglects the playable experience - we have 2.0 now but Arena Commander remained mostly unchanged for a year. Communication also leaves a lot to be desired, as we only found out about the Squadron 42 delay at the reveal last month - I don't want to get towards the end of 2016 only to find at the last minute it's been delayed again. There are also questions about how servers will be funded after the game goes live, as subscriptions have been ruled out.

Most fans are open to discussing the issues facing the project. However, any reasonable person can see that Derek Smart is a troll and his claims have no credibility. Ironically most of the criticism he has levelled at Star Citizen applies moreso to his own game.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $100M
75. Re: Star Citizen Nears $100M Dec 14, 2015, 20:25 theyarecomingforyou
 
descender wrote on Dec 14, 2015, 14:57:
Of course they are still "trying to build the tech" FFS... no one ever has before and you have absolutely no right to claim if and when they should be able to "complete" it by. Just because you tried and failed in the past (miserably, every time) doesn't mean that any other developer will. With any luck their process DOES look completely foreign to you so they aren't accidentally following in your footsteps of failure. Listening to you talk about developing a space sim is like listening to Cheney and Rove talk about Iraq or having Bill Cosby give dating advice to your kids. Just shut the fuck up already.

You've proven yourself to be nothing but a blatant troll with no facts to back up any of the ridiculous claims and threats you've made. Did you think that the 3 months since your last post would make us all forget how wrong you have been about everything you've said so far? Are you still holding back all that "truth" and "facts" for the fake lawsuits you keep threatening to file? Your attempts to position yourself as some sort of white-knight for backers are obvious and kind of sad. Are you lonely?

The only likely result of this delayed development process is that the $3mil in kickstarter money gets refunded to the backers and then CIG won't have to rush out half-featured and buggy alpha's for impatient assholes. I still don't understand why CIG hasn't done this already, they don't need that $3mil in any way and it brings them nothing but strife, headaches and bad PR.

You seem to have it in your head that you are going to whine loudly enough to get the entire $100mil refunded or that Chris Roberts is going to finally tell you he spent it all on hookers and blow, both are absolutely out of the question so it's time for you to find something better to do.
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News Comments > Star Citizen Nears $100M
5. Re: Star Citizen Nears $100M Dec 12, 2015, 14:23 theyarecomingforyou
 
wtf_man wrote on Dec 12, 2015, 13:52:
Unfortunately they have blown most of that wad and are only at Alpha 2.0... do the math.
I heard they invested it all in the stock market and now have $200m. There's as much evidence to support my claim.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.0
52. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 Dec 12, 2015, 12:29 theyarecomingforyou
 
G.oZ wrote on Dec 12, 2015, 11:07:
You can stop using this silly PRE-alpha terminology now. This is not some testing module, but an alpha of the actual Persistent Universe.
Alpha is defined as a feature complete, which Star Citizen is clearly not. Unfortunately there is so much misuse of the term, including by CIG, that it's meaningless.

G.oZ wrote on Dec 12, 2015, 11:07:
This is what the multiplayer is going to be like if it is open PvP. People taking advantage of every flaw, every loophole, anything they can find. Spent $5,000 on the game? Don't worry, a $25 starter package a-hole is going to be waiting in the shadows to try and ruin your day.

Interesting thing, reading that comments thread, is that it seems people want this type of EVE Online scenario where basically anything goes - where players can form their own Goonswarm.
Ships can be accessed only by the owner for a certain period of time, meaning people can't simply camp the landing pad and steal ships - I know because I've tried to do it. Once the ship has been accessed anyone can use it. However, that is only temporary until new security systems are implemented - in the future you'll be able to control who has access to individual positions within the ship.

Most people don't want a free-for-all. What they want is piracy as a legitimate career but for the game to not be dominated by it. There will be safe zones, security forces, insurance and access limitations - the further you stray from safe areas the greater the risk and reward. In fact there has been a lot of criticism of Goons on the forum, so don't assume for one second that the way will be based around that mentality.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.0
16. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 Dec 11, 2015, 23:17 theyarecomingforyou
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 22:49:
Seriously, isn't about time for all you deluded people to stop defending this studio? The game is still garbage and the changes they are trumpeting don't fix the major problems. Stop making excuses and face reality, they are way over their heads making this game and the chances of it getting better are not good. Even friends of mine who have stubbornly stuck with this title have finally realized that they will probably never see a decent game out of this now even though they have invested a ton of money in it.
Why does my enjoyment of the game irk you so? If I, and the other backers, enjoy it then that's all that matters. I've been playing 2.0 with my friends and we've been having a great time, despite all the bugs and incomplete features.

Nothing Derek Smart has said about this game has been accurate. He's just a troll and every new release only further validates that. I suggest you find something better to do with your life than to piss on the enjoyment of others - that cannot be a fulfilling life and I genuinely pity you.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.0
10. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.0 Dec 11, 2015, 22:20 theyarecomingforyou
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 20:19:
That trailer looks exactly like every other one over the last few years. I don't see any real progress there. And the animations still look horrendous.
They've implemented multi-crew ships, zoning, large-world maps, missions, quantum drive, FPS combat and EVA yet you can't see any progress? As for the trailer, what's important is that everything show you can do in-game now. It's no longer just a flashy PR video, as the trolls claimed before.

The animations are poor but they're temporary. It also doesn't have anti-aliasing, DX12 support or any one of thousands of other features planned... BECAUSE IT'S PRE-ALPHA. They're still reworking the player skeletons and will be building a motion capture room into the new LA studio. If your point is that there's still a lot of work to do then no shit, Sherlock.
 
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News Comments > Modded Star Wars Battlefront 4K Footage
12. Re: Modded Star Wars Battlefront 4K Footage Dec 11, 2015, 11:53 theyarecomingforyou
 
I played the open beta and enjoyed it. Yes it's a casual game but it's not trying to be anything else. Not only that but it looks stunning and is extremely faithful to the franchise. It's just a shame there's no singleplayer campaign.

Normally I can't fault EA enough for the shit they pull but Battlefront is exactly what the Star Wars franchise needed.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Horizons Next Week
7. Re: Elite Dangerous Horizons Next Week Dec 9, 2015, 14:04 theyarecomingforyou
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 9, 2015, 11:27:
If there is one thing I wish Elite had, it was a better tutorial introduction. Have new players run through a three to five mission arc that shows them the basics of the game organically instead of the currently very stilted scenarios.
Agreed. I'm a huge fan of the genre but it was difficult getting to grips with it at first. I had to rebind some of the controls for it to make any sense. What's weird is they even link to YouTube videos as a tutorial when it could have simply been done in-game. I also don't like the way the tutorial is really bitty - you'll finish one and it will just go back to the menu for you to select another.

The tutorial in Star Citizen does a better job and has a narrative but even that overloads the player with excessive prompts and keys to learn. Neither game is friendly to new users. These games aren't like shooters where players can figure out the basics - they need decent tutorials.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
5. Re: Saturday Interviews Dec 6, 2015, 18:23 theyarecomingforyou
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Dec 6, 2015, 05:30:
I guess there's no Skype or videoconferencing in Cloud Imperium.
They Skype regularly but sometimes face-to-face meetings are more productive. Other businesses do the same thing, yet for some reason people believe that CIG should operate by different rules. The reality is that there is talent all around the world and not everybody is willing to relocate, which is why they have multiple studios. There are also tax incentives, especially in the UK.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
6. Re: Saturday Previews Dec 6, 2015, 15:04 theyarecomingforyou
 
InBlack wrote on Dec 6, 2015, 11:00:
Sq42 is all I want. Will it be possible for me to buy just the single player game without investing in ships or the PU?
Yup. Just buy any package on the website that includes Squadron 42, which currently is all of them. Here's a link. That may change in the future, as I believe they're planning to separate Star Citizen and the PU from Squadron 42. Any change won't affect existing backers.

The ships are all acquirable in-game and it's been stated you won't have to grind to own them. In fact half the enjoyment is earning them, rather than simply buying them outright. Personally I think buying all the ships is counterproductive. Also, should you decide later that you want a different ship you can CCU to them (there will be three starter ships you can choose from at no extra cost, the rest will cost).
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
3. Re: Saturday Previews Dec 6, 2015, 10:34 theyarecomingforyou
 
The slowdown bug is a server issue that caused the game to run progressively slower. It was introduced in 2.0f and fixed in a matter of days by 2.0h. The biggest issue has been server stability, as the networking is a new feature.

The development is highly parallelised. That means when pretty ship explosions are ready they get added to the game at the same time as something substantial, like the local physics grid with multicrew support or large world maps. Also, features and performance have to been focused on together given that the game is playable throughout development - polish will come later, as you would expect.

At the end of the day people are getting what they want. The Issue Council allows fans to report bugs / feedback and prioritise addressing them. There is no desire to extend the alpha period arbitrarily, as fans pledge more when there is content to show for it - funding dropped off significantly this year when there was no new content to play or see. Also, they're planning the next two singleplayer campaigns (Squadron 42 is part of a trilogy) and will no doubt continue concepting and selling ships once the PTU is officially released.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Trailer; Arena Commander Free Demo
53. Re: Star Citizen Trailer; Arena Commander Free Demo Dec 5, 2015, 16:55 theyarecomingforyou
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 4, 2015, 16:49:
You don't like someone pointing out what gullible imbeciles you fanboys out so that makes us trolls? Fucking LOL! You're pathetic!

Yes,it has been 5 years because they were in development for 2 years before their KS. And ok, while they haven't burned through all their cash the estimates are they've burned through about 60 million which is why they're DESPERATE for more suckers to back them. But yeah, you and the other fanboy clowns keep rationalizing away as hard as you can. You're all such fools. I so look forward to your bitter tears and angst to come. Meantime, keep rationalizing away, jackass.
The number of years it was in concept is irrelevant, especially when you're talking about a handful of people working in the free time. In terms of man hours a single day now, with 300+ staff and hundreds of contractors, is more productive than those two years. The amount of time isn't important, it's the amount of work done. CIG has had to build up the studio from scratch, whereas most AAA games start with an established team. When the Kickstarter launched there were only 7 staff working mostly in their free time.

Your bullshit might have swayed some people before but now that the progress is tangible and 2.0 is playable nobody cares what you have to say. As for funding, the game raised $5m this past month alone - even with 300 staff based on the average salary they only need $1.5m per month, plus other expenses (studios, taxes, bills, etc). And they've only recently increased to that many staff, so earlier expenditure would have been substantially lower. Your claims are demonstrably absurd. The money is there to be spent developing the game, which is exactly what they're doing.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Trailer; Arena Commander Free Demo
51. Re: Star Citizen Trailer; Arena Commander Free Demo Dec 5, 2015, 11:45 theyarecomingforyou
 
1badmf wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 09:41:
is there a place the Blue Crew can post messages? i don't see it on the org page, but i would like to get into it with you guys. i'm already a member and i have a cutlass and 315p.
I've setup a Discord channel for Bluesnews. Follow this link to join.
 
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