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Homepage http://www.spinheaddev.com
Signed On Apr 30, 2005, 21:54
Total Comments 1076 (Pro)
User ID 23037
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Dec 1, 2015, 14:49 saluk
 
Crowdfunding a crowdfunding site? Also check the 3 founders and their credentials. "Experienced gamer". "Smart alec". "Always looking for new game experiences". Where is the communications experience? Team and project management? Advertising? Interfacing with platform owners?

Ugh.

I actually like the general idea of a monthly subscription for early access rather than pre-purchasing individual titles to spread the risk out a little bit. Some of the worst early access offenders would have just faded away rather than generating so much negativity. 15/mo is too high though. I'm curious how the backend would work though. Some kind of percentage system based on plays like pandora? More of a curated system like netflix where they purchase games that they think will do well?

Oh, and this particular project clearly is never going to get off the ground.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 29, 2015, 16:16 saluk
 
People at work keep trying to get me into CS:GO, so I may end up in that statistic some day.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 28, 2015, 13:45 saluk
 
"Ok everyone, we turned it off. The blinking red light? Oh, that means it's off."  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
19. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 23, 2015, 23:52 saluk
 
I guess I'm the only one using tab groups. They are so good though. I'm tired of companies just ditching good ideas that they failed to promote.

Numbers are all that ever matter anymore.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
5. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 22, 2015, 00:40 saluk
 
I think PSVR is mostly a way to keep some of their engineers who have run out of things to do busy; and keep certain third parties from getting distracted by VR and working on potentially PC-exclusive content.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 20, 2015, 18:29 saluk
 
"We have to keep creating quality games and be aggressive about doing new things."

So Dark Souls isn't going to turn into an annual franchise? Drats.

Seriously, much respect. Good interview. I like his perspective - not looking around for the next thing to copy, but looking for that space that hasn't yet been exhaustively mined.
 
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News Comments > Afro Samurai 2 Refunds; Additional Volumes Cancelled
5. Re: Afro Samurai 2 Refunds; Additional Volumes Cancelled Nov 20, 2015, 18:22 saluk
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 20, 2015, 17:19:
"Redacted Studios" seems like such an appropriate name...

Thought the same thing.

Never heard of this (or even the first one) and now I want to play it just to see how bad it could be that they would want to delete it from existence.
 
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News Comments > No Arkham Knight Multi-GPU Support
2. Re: No Arkham Knight Multi-GPU Support Nov 19, 2015, 19:01 saluk
 
Nail in the coffin. You guys will be lucky to get any money from pc gamers again.

Maybe that was the idea. Do so bad on the port that they can justify not bothering with ports anymore.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Syndicate Released
21. Re: Assassin's Creed Syndicate Released Nov 19, 2015, 17:04 saluk
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 19, 2015, 13:13:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 19, 2015, 11:07:
Kxmode, a big factor for me getting a game has to do with the Steam score, but as you allude to first day negs can weigh a game down forever. What we need for steam is a way per game to put in a date range and give us the score from that. This way I can cut out some initial release dates/reviews after a patch addresses those main concerns, then get a solid score.

I believe what you're advocating is what WB did when they re-released Arkham Knight. They changed the release date and then flagged all reviews prior to the new date as "Early Access Game". It was seen by most as complete bullshit. Even the gaming media thought it was uncool.

I understand your point but this could lead to "whitewashing" abuse by publishers. People have the right to know that a game has been "refurbished". The publisher can make it absolutely clear that the updated game is much better but not by changing the date and tagging early reviews as EAG.

My apologies if I'm wrong in your assessment.

Nah. The company essentially hiding old reviews is very bad. A slider to allow the USER to choose what reviews they care about would be really useful. Especially for games that get significant patches or dlc a year or two later.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Nov 19, 2015, 16:58 saluk
 
That could be a great film!  
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News Comments > Disgaea on Steam "Soon"
13. Re: Disgaea on Steam Nov 17, 2015, 18:51 saluk
 
Love the bit of older jrpg resurgence. I wish there were more good modern ones being made. The rpgmaker army is nice to have but not ideal.  
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News Comments > Green Man Gaming Defends Key Sources
29. Re: Green Man Gaming Defends Key Sources Nov 17, 2015, 16:25 saluk
 
I had a key go bad and they credited my account and sent a new one. More often they've let me buy the game even though they had run out of keys, meaning I had to wait for them to get more stock, which was pretty annoying. For the price, and knowing that they will always work through the problems that are unavoidable with a third party key store, it's not a huge issue. If you can get good savings, great.

Save money, keep some money away from valve, and give them at least a little bit of competition, while STILL having the game on my steam account? A few bad keys that are resolved every once in a while is worth it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2015, 16:01 saluk
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 13:45:
SlimRam wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 13:04:
Charlie Sheen says he has HIV virus, has paid millions to keep it secret.

I think I would have been more surprised to hear that he DIDN'T have HIV?

WINNING!

Turns out that wasn't tiger blood in him after all.

The timing lines up. I think he had these antics right after finding out.

The millions he spent covering it up is concerning, but might lend credence to the idea that he has told his partners.

Still, quite concerning. I wonder who was about to go public anyway that he is getting out in front of.
 
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News Comments > Ancient Domains Of Mystery on Steam
1. Re: Ancient Domains Of Mystery on Steam Nov 17, 2015, 15:48 saluk
 
One of the best.  
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News Comments > EA's "Gigantic Action" Game Plans
11. Re: EA's Nov 17, 2015, 15:47 saluk
 
Haha I love how the AC series is just boiled down to "action genre". Are none of the other EA title in the "action genre"?  
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News Comments > Obsidian Game Announcement Coming
14. Re: Obsidian Game Announcement Coming Nov 16, 2015, 04:11 saluk
 
Squirmer wrote on Nov 15, 2015, 17:01:
I don't know if Obsidian has some bad management or they've just been really unlucky in getting fucked over by publishers again and again.

I don't know why you presented this as an either/or. They go hand in hand. Management takes on projects that couldn't possibly be completed by their team on time and within budget; makes promises to publishers that can't be kept; and doesn't have the negotiation to push for those delays that all of their games desperately need.

I feel for them because clearly they have the passion, and technically they are able to finish good games. It's just that whole budgeting side (money + time) that seems to elude them.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 14, 2015, 13:24 saluk
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 12:28:
They can shove their clouds up their dumb asses. I will never put any of my personal data on a server that I can not control at all times. It's bad enough to have local data on a PC that is connected to the Internet 24/7 and not knowing which services are collecting data and spying on me in the background but outright putting data on a foreign remote machine? F.u.c.k o.f.f.

Err, so don't then. No one is forcing you. Though I bet you are lying.

Do you run your own email server? Those things are a pain to maintain. I'm guessing you go "to the cloud" for that. Or maybe you don't have email?

Moreover the article is more about how cloud computing has become a part of businesses, with many of the things that would have been in-house applications (like a customer database) have become tools that they use on the web (like salesforce). Though I'm guessing you just saw the word "cloud" and didn't even read it. It's a dumb buzzword, I'll admit.
 
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News Comments > Steam Survey Shows Win10 Advances
2. Re: Steam Survey Shows Win10 Advances Nov 5, 2015, 13:04 saluk
 
WTF why is the 32-bit version having any kind of increase, and on steam no less. It shouldn't even exist.

28% penetration into the gaming community in 4 months is quite good. Microsoft has been very aggressive with upgrades, and it's paying off for them. Sucks if you are one of the many who want to - and should be able to - keep control of your system.
 
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News Comments > No More WoW Numbers
28. Re: No More WoW Numbers Nov 4, 2015, 13:31 saluk
 
Why the decline? Is it the game itself? Did enough other mmos finally gain traction to drag the userbase away? I haven't tried a new mmo in a while - does everyone in chat still go in and complain about how much worse than WoW it is? Is it cell phones?

Probably cell phones. Stupid cell phones ruining everything.

Wait. I don't care about WoW. Fine cell phones, you can have this one. But I'm watching you.
 
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News Comments > Sonic Lost World for PC Released
2. Re: Sonic Lost World for PC Released Nov 3, 2015, 14:29 saluk
 
Play Freedom Planet instead. Best sonic game since the genesis days.  
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