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Signed On Apr 30, 2005, 21:54
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News Comments > BT Steamed at Valve: Suing
5. Re: BT Steamed at Valve: Suing Sep 1, 2016, 12:47 saluk
Why is there no statute of limitations on these kinds of suits? If you don't protect your patents within a year you should lose the patent. Steam is over 10 years old!

Heck, the first patent was granted in June of 2003, and steam was in public beta testing in January of that year. That should be enough for prior art. That took me 2 minutes to look up. Free legal services rendered by me, you can thank me later Valve. This should be the shortest lawsuit case ever if I know anything about the law.

Which I don't.
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News Comments > PS Now PC Streaming Begins
12. Re: PS Now PC Streaming Begins Aug 31, 2016, 03:58 saluk
I'd rather emulate as I do with ps2, but working ps3 emulators are a decade away (if they ever manage it at all). I'd jump on this if it worked with my xbox controller.

Oh, and if I didn't already have a backlog of pc, ps2, ps1, 3ds, ds, and snes games to play 1000s of titles long.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2016, 18:15 saluk
Hmm. It seems a bit late to do a 3d update of t2 now that it's pretty unanimous that people don't give a crap about movies being in 3d.

Oh, DX:HR. I never finished that. Every time I try to play it it just makes me want to play the original again instead. I know, nostalgia glasses and everything...
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
12. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 28, 2016, 04:52 saluk
"Overall satisfaction is lowest among cord cutters (802), followed closely by cord nevers (807), while satisfaction is highest among cord stackers (826) and cord shavers (822)."

The highest and lowest satisfaction are 826 and 802. Doesn't seem like a significant drop. I don't trust these kinds of over complicated ranking systems at all, especially if they are not calibrated to differences in a meaningful way.

I think that it's also worth considering that cutting the cord is generally the cheaper option. Surely there are a lot of people reflected there who have reluctantly cut cable because it was so expensive and haven't adjusted to the streaming services.

Going from 3 channels to 20 was a revelation in the cable age; going from 1000+ channels to whatever handful of streaming services one can afford is a bit of a shock.

But guess what, if you watch less tv, you won't miss it as much and may even find you have time to do other things. I broke my tv while developing a vive game. I was sad the first day and after that I got back to my life (of consuming content a million other ways). We are living in a glut of media these days, it's really madness.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Aug 26, 2016, 17:33 saluk
You can get at the same data that steamspy is basing everything on if you really want, so it's not like they were really blocking anything anyway.
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Aug 26, 2016, 17:24 saluk
It's up! Buy buy buy!

No wait, it's down! Sell sell sell!

Woah, look it's up again! Buy buy buy!
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Aug 25, 2016, 14:20 saluk
That Little King's Story review was... something.

I forgot that game existed, and most people didn't even notice it at the time. Odd to see it resurface.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 25, 2016, 03:19 saluk
Developing for the Vive is nice, because you can actually target the oculus as well without changing your code. And yes, the hand controllers are a lot more fun to play around with from a design standpoint.  
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News Comments > Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up
32. Re: Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up Aug 23, 2016, 14:59 saluk
If he "stole" anything, it was semantics over how much of his personal projects belonged to the company. I'm against those kind of clauses in general, so even if it turns out to be true, fuck zenimax. The only reason they care is that having Carmack made them look better and they are pissed he left; and the reason he left was because they DIDN'T CARE ABOUT VR, and now VR is a thing, so they have egg on their face they are trying to clean up.

But throwing that egg at a beloved developer is not going to make you look any better, you dumb idiots.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 23, 2016, 14:54 saluk
Yeah that 40 million was the fad phase, and we are moving into the more realistic phase. They should still be sweating though. Certainly a portion of those lost players would still be playing if the game wasn't 1) completely broken and 2) devoid of anything interesting to do beyond collect 'em all.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
38. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 23, 2016, 14:49 saluk
fawker wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 13:13:
Unusually high amount of salted popcorn flying in the Steam forums. Mostly performance issue on new high end cards. For an engine that has been around since 2012 (Hitman) this is surprising.

It's not surprising at all. It's common that new generation cards have mysterious performance issues on games which mostly targeted earlier generations.

More cynically, pc ports these days amirite? It will be fixed in 6 mo to a year.
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans
42. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans Aug 22, 2016, 18:56 saluk
It's a great game... for me to poop on!

But seriously, for having literally zero expectations and never seeing any evidence of the game that so many seemed to think it was going to be (I guess my bs meter is so strong that I don't even consider the prerelease info to be bs), I am having a good time. 20 hours so far, and it's easily worth 30$. I'm interested in whether or not they can improve the game and make it something a little more than the fractal explorer it mostly is.

Despite being critically underwhelming and disappointing many fans, for some reason it is still doing quite well on the charts. So I hope they take their profits and do something worthwhile with them. There is a strong base her if they focus on gameplay. Maybe in a year it can be worth 60$
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News Comments > Ubisoft VR Games Release Schedule
3. Re: Ubisoft VR Games Release Schedule Aug 18, 2016, 15:25 saluk
I'm pretty intrigued by bridge commander, but Werewolves? I don't need VR to play my least favorite party game ever thanks.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
15. Re: Game Reviews Aug 14, 2016, 12:24 saluk
Phasenoise wrote on Aug 14, 2016, 09:37:
I'll never understand polygon. I guess it's that my interests never intersect with theirs.

While flawed and I totally get (and agree with) the criticism, NMS is actually pretty decent and interesting, for what it is. I also agree with the very common point brought up - this isn't a 60 dollar game. 30 at release, dropping to 20 very soon after would make it something much easier to swallow.

Still, I find myself wanting to go back and lose myself in the worlds again. It's weirdly addicting and soothing.

Yeah this is pretty much how I feel. It's been a pretty soothing and psychedelic 7 hours so far for me, which would have already been worth 20$. But I do expect to get bored in another 7 or so hours.

The hype level was unreal and surprising, my expectations were really low. This scale of game attempted by such a small team usually falls flat on its face. I'm actually impressed it launched let alone is as solid and competently produced it is (even considering the pc porting issues).

I hope the team listens to the feedback and does better next time, either by tweaking the existing game, or taking the tech and coming back with a stronger, more fun outing in another game. Heck, even weighing returns I bet they will have a lot more resources to grow now.
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds
50. Re: No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds Aug 12, 2016, 17:02 saluk
It's a MUCH better game than I thought it would be. Like, I actually feel like I'm playing a game and not just a tech demo screensaver. It's a bit shallow, but it's pretty, and quite engrossing.

I'm trying to see how long I can play and how far in the tech tree I can get without leaving the first system. I spent about an hour on the first planet.

I've had a lot more fun than I did in the first few hours of Elite Dangerous. If I have one complaint, I wish it were more of a survival game. It feels like it really wanted to be, but at the end nerfed a few things to not piss off the casual ps4 userbase.

I guess I'm fortunate in that other than alt-tab not working correctly, the game runs great on max settings. I have a 980ti. I wonder if there are driver issues on the newer nvidia cards?

No, it's not worth 60, if money is tight. Worth 30-40 easily though.
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News Comments > Quantum Break Win10 Support Wanes?
20. Re: Quantum Break Win10 Support Wanes? Aug 11, 2016, 13:10 saluk
Yeah none of this is clear. Either way, fail all around.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: 20 fps drops easy to fix Aug 9, 2016, 17:50 saluk
Creston wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 11:02:
Can't read the article here at work. What's the easy fix? Uninstalling it?

Wait for minecraft to load the next chunk before sprinting out into the unloaded sections of the map.
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News Comments > No Man's Sky is Very Very Chill
60. Re: No Man's Sky is Very Very Chill Aug 9, 2016, 17:28 saluk
Creston wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 11:13:
nin wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 09:19:
BitWraith wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 00:35:
It'll have as much game to it as Minecraft does. If that appeals to you, then this may be the game for you.

Pretty much what I'm seeing. As someone who loves open worlds and exploring, I'm in!

This has no building/construction of any kind though, does it? That's like 99% of Minecraft's appeal. I don't see many videos of random Minecraft seeds, but thousands of "We built the Death Star in Minecraft!"

Actually there was a time when people were out exploring random seeds and posting videos and screenshots etc from it. If there is an appeal to NMS, I expect it will be mostly from that kind of crowd.

While the hype is redonkulous, this does have some appeal to me. Along with the storyline and researching alien languages, almost like a more fleshed out version of the mass effect 3 planet searching. Not something I would put a lot of time in, but I could see myself roaming around for an hour or two every once in a while.

Just like I did with Minecraft, as the tech tree and collecting resources was what was fun for me there. I never knew what to build was the problem.
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News Comments > PC No Man's Sky Three Day Delay; Server Wipe Plans
40. Re: PC No Man's Sky Three Day Delay; Server Wipe Plans Aug 7, 2016, 14:41 saluk
Tachikoma wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 11:42:
PHJF wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 06:30:
Yeah we were fed this line with Elite Dangerous as well and the game is BORING AS FUCK. There have to be adequate SYSTEMS in PLACE to ALLOW that, which NMS seems completely lacking.

E:D is a good call - it gets similar complaints, which I find completely unwarranted. If you find it BORING AS FUCK that`s okay, but you`re probably playing the wrong game.

As for the lack of SYSTEMS, well, that comment could be on point back in 2014 - I was also similarly skeptical back then. However in the last year they have shown a FUCKTON OF SYSTEMS relating to trade-exploration-survival-aliens-combat-so on and ignoring that is just lame.

These systems might be messed up and flawed and the game might suck, but at this moment in time you do not know this. However again - if you`re looking for different experience, a la Mass Effect, it`s just not a game for you. Move on, save energy, hate Trump

Quboid wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 09:59:
Urban Dictionary says that Guffin means to choke on a penis so, to be fair, that isn't something I really need. I need that even less than an item that only serves to drive the plot forward ... whatever that may be called.

But hey, it's much easier to pretend doubters are idiots who need their hands held and that I'm clever in comparison, even if I do confuse MacGuffins and oral sex. Who hasn't?

Is it as easy as carefully scanning a post to find something completely unrelated to the topic, but what you can use to show how clever`n edgy you are in comparison? If so, 5/5 buddy - even if you`re shooting blanks (sometimes I just get bored of cliched syntax)

Shame you have nothing to say about the game, but that`s a bit higher hanging fruit, so it`s fully understandable. And please, spare me the "doubters" high horseplay - it`s just a good ole hatewagon here, set off by codewords indie/SONY/hype/procgen and so on. True doubters would respect the facts and kept an open mind until the release, not engage in "There Can Be Only One! (Gameplay Style)" circlejerk.

At least with ED the hype was about actual game systems that the developers had outlined. I can understand disappointment there.

If you only look at systems that have been outlined here, there isn't much. If it's up your alley, great! But the hype is based on nothing.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 7, 2016, 13:09 saluk
Don't date preorder games!  
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