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Homepage http://www.landofthedeadmatchmaking.com/
Signed On Mar 20, 2007, 23:28
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News Comments > Rune II Released; Human Head Closes

14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 13, 2019, 19:14 The Magician
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Nov 13, 2019, 18:51:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 13, 2019, 15:41:
Wait. If they're closing, and they're the publisher, who's getting the money? Epic?

The management I imagine. Bethesda didn't buy the Rune IP and they also didn't buy Human Head, they just hired all the employees to help start a new studio from scratch that they wholly own.

This was clearly something they planned to do for a long time. I thought the whole point of Epic exclusivity bribes was to provide financial cushioning so devs didn't have to risk going under if their game didn't sell. That's what both Sweeney and several devs have said. On top of this, their Twitter statement said the game has exceeded their day one sales expectations. Big deals with Bethesda don't happen overnight so this really looks like the management just took as much money as they could, shoved the game out the door and are now bailing out with the riches. Anyone who wants to see this game on consoles or something not the Epic store, don't count on it.

They claim the game will continue to get support but don't lay out how that's going to work when none of the employees work for the company any more and Bethesda's not going to want them spending time on their payroll supporting a game they don't own. If I were anyone who bought this rushed mess, I'd refund it and wait to see if they actually do step up and support it. If they do, buy it again.

It's probably likely that they had publishers paying their bills for the last few years while Rune II was in dev.
 
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News Comments > The Division 2 Released

16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 15, 2019, 15:24 The Magician
 
... so they ran a "open beta" last week? Either the least buggy beta ever, or not really a beta. Probably just really *now* entering beta.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits

3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 1, 2019, 00:38 The Magician
 
anecdotal, for sure, but my 1060 6GB runs everything i've got fine at 4K resolution.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 29, 2019, 13:54 The Magician
 
Yeah, my Razer is doing same. High end hardware, Razers and Logitechs, are all bullshitty junk.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Blackout a Mobile Game

33. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 8, 2019, 18:56 The Magician
 
meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh.

has any Alien series game, made after the one that came out in the 80's for Commodore computers, been at all worth playing?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse

10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 4, 2018, 01:54 The Magician
 
I didn't even know there was a Daredevil season 3 until one day it suddenly showed up in my TV shows browser. Good marketing.

 
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News Comments > Diablo Mobile Backlash

46. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 4, 2018, 01:53 The Magician
 
... this makes me even less want to go back into the gaming business. Salaries suck compared to outside of gaming development, the hours suck, the studios suck, and overall, there's a large vocal mass of customers that suck. Ya'all suck the life out of the devs, and then trash talk them for making things you don't personally care about. Hint: They didn't do it just for you, there's 6 billion other people on the planet, and a huge number of them who don't play PC games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches

2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 16, 2018, 22:02 The Magician
 
12 years to dev the first of 4 episodes? ... so we'll have the rest of it by 2050 or so?
 
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News Comments > Warriors Orochi 4 Character Trailer

1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 16, 2018, 22:00 The Magician
 
I had picked up a copy of 1 and 2 at a thrift shop a while back, and was testing them out, to see if they worked, so I could resell them (because apparently they are slightly valuable) . . . good god, what awful, terrible games. I could not believe how awful they were.
 
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News Comments > A Typo Broke Aliens Colonial Marines AI?

10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 14, 2018, 15:08 The Magician
 
> Its totally believable something like this could have gone undetected. Its easy to write code albeit wrong that compiles and throws no errors.

If the development was rushed they may have cut out the unit tests or quality assurance testing. The other thought is maybe the code being called was a stub/placeholder and they forgot to update the configuration file.


unit testing was pretty much unheard of in games when I last worked in the industry, 5 years ago, around the time this game came out. Maybe the really big studios had done some work with test driven stuff, but for almost everyone then, and I'd assume now still, writing tests is likely considered a waste of time, if it doesn't end up in the shipping product, it doesn't get written.

it was most definitely a typo. It was a misspelling of a word in a class name.
 
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News Comments > A Typo Broke Aliens Colonial Marines AI?

2. Re: A Typo Broke Aliens Colonial Marines AI? Jul 14, 2018, 12:31 The Magician
 
I bet that Epic makes some changes to how obvious INI file errors are in future releases of Unreal  
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News Comments > Neverwinter: Ravenloft Launches

4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 26, 2018, 18:17 The Magician
 
Isn't this the kinda silly all hack-and-slash diablo like mmo that just has a D&D name attached to it?
 
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News Comments > Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass Revealed

14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 19, 2018, 21:06 The Magician
 
I think 1 and 3 were the best, and 2 pretty much sucked. I can't remember why I thought 2 sucked, I just hated it.

I'm excited for this. Serious Sam is like cooler Duke Nukem.

 
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News Comments > PUBG Known Issues

18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 28, 2018, 22:33 The Magician
 
Let me know when they fix the ass awful graphics, the ass awful sound effects, and figure out that the devs have absolutely no idea what they are doing, and why no one has created this game before them.
 
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News Comments > Full Metal Furies Released

1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 17, 2018, 23:32 The Magician
 
Rogue Legacy was awesome, I am going to have to give this a look.

I swore I read this twice and read "Full Metal Furries", though.
 
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News Comments > PUBG Sells 20M

15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 8, 2017, 12:07 The Magician
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 11:01:
Lot of really strong opinions here.
I don't think I'd like the game, but I'm not going out of my way to call all involved idiots.

Just starting the game, you can tell the devs have no clue.
 
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News Comments > PUBG Sells 20M

13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 8, 2017, 10:50 The Magician
 
The developers of this game are absolutely rank amateur, and do not understand the technological reasons why no one has bothered to make this game before. Those technological reasons have not been solved, and they don't know the first thing about solving them.

This game is utter shit, it runs like utter shit, it looks like utter shit, it sounds like utter shit, and they are being handsomely rewarded for turning out utter shit.

Because this sounds like the holy grail of FPS online gaming . . but it's just a pile of shit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 15, 2017, 11:50 The Magician
 
Re: Action Center

Open it, turn on "Quiet Mode", forget it exists. If you can't forget it exists, install Actual Window Manager, and replace the Windows taskbar. (you'll still need to turn on Quiet Mode though, to prevent the Action Center from popping up unnecessarily all the f'ing time)
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews

5. Re: Evening Interviews Dec 13, 2016, 05:58 The Magician
 
The multiplayer was just a shitshow, but the single player game was the most adrenaline packed experience i've had in a very long time, it was awesome.
 
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News Comments > Defunct Digital Homicide Drops Lawsuit

23. Re: Defunct Digital Homicide Drops Lawsuit Oct 2, 2016, 06:02 The Magician
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 14:30:
Pr()ZaC wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 13:57:
Quboid wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 13:04:
Pr()ZaC wrote on Oct 1, 2016, 12:33:
They should Kickstart a new game and fund the lawsuit.

We all knew DH wouldn't succeed.

They're crowd funding their legal action. It's not going well.

https://www.gofundme.com/47uexn9c
lol...
They don't have my sympathy.

Their crowdfunding is costing them far more than it's netting them. People are donating the smallest amount possible and then issuing chargebacks through their card company, which is costing them like $25 a pop.

That's kinda funny, but also fraudulent use of the chargeback capability, which could be a felony.
 
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