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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month
12. Re: EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month Jan 7, 2016, 00:41 NKD
 
BrazosRR wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 22:34:
So what does this mean for the original Eve game?

Nothing. This isn't a replacement or a sequel. It's just a little side project that spun out of a tech demo.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
63. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 17:29 NKD
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 17:12:
At $599 and they're not turning a profit at all, I would really like to see a breakdown on the manufacturing cost. Perhaps they're figuring in the software development cost plus there's going to be a loss of profit for warranty repair which I'm guessing is standard one year?

I'm thinking they are getting dunked on the screen costs. I doubt they even have a choice of manufacturer for those. I think the only one who makes screens applicable to their design is Samsung. The real issue there is, if thats the case, then no competitor is going to be able to drive the cost down much without cutting features and simply making a lower end product.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
58. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 16:28 NKD
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 16:22:
They need to pay for those "free" rifts to the original backers somehow.

According to shit they said on Twitter they aren't even profiting on the hardware at $599. They must have some serious manufacturing cost issues going.

Will be interesting to see how much they are eating when the financials come out.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
47. Re: Star Wars Battlefront 40 Player Battle Shown Jan 6, 2016, 15:58 NKD
 
Noticed post says March for expected shipping but the order screen now says May. Are they just getting a lot of orders?  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
35. Re: Star Wars Battlefront 40 Player Battle Shown Jan 6, 2016, 14:54 NKD
 
Little higher than I expected. I was thinking around $450-500. But it's a high end peripheral and they know that their future competitors aren't going to be able to undercut them by much, if at all, without sacrificing hardware specs. According to Palmer Luckey, they are already selling at or below cost.

Unfortunately it looks like I'm not gonna be able to check this out because their compatibility tool says my USB 3.0 ports are incompatible for some reason, and because of my hardware configuration, I have no open slots in which to add a compatible USB 3.0 expansion card.

Oh well. Gives me time to see how things shake out anyway.

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News Comments > Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers
8. Re: Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers Jan 6, 2016, 00:25 NKD
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 23:41:
NKD wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 22:49:
Some napkin math suggests this is around 7000 free Rifts being given away. Depending on the retail price they announce tomorrow, that's probably a total retail value higher than the total amount they made from their initial Kickstarter.

That's still not even pocket change for Suckerjerk.

Yeah there's no way in shit they'd be able to do this without Zuckerbucks backing it. I know they had other investors as well outside the Kickstarter but the bulk of the funding is Facebook moneys.

But hey at least they made the bulk of their money off investors instead of selling imaginary spaceships to suckers I guess.
 
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News Comments > VIVE Pre Changes
4. Re: VIVE Pre Changes Jan 5, 2016, 23:09 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 21:44:
Face it, until we can jack into the interwebs ala Snowcrash it ain't gonna' happen.

Cutter declaring your project a failure before it even launches is a pretty solid sign you're gonna be a success. Oculus should be excited.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 5, 2016, 22:54 NKD
 
Switch to uBlock Origin. No bullshit whitelisted ads.  
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News Comments > Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers
2. Re: Free Retail Unit for Oculus Rift Backers Jan 5, 2016, 22:49 NKD
 
I thought this was pretty cool considering a retail unit was never part of the expectation of backing. Some napkin math suggests this is around 7000 free Rifts being given away. Depending on the retail price they announce tomorrow, that's probably a total retail value higher than the total amount they made from their initial Kickstarter.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 5, 2016, 10:23 NKD
 
I love seeing Gawker fall upon hard times. I'm not much for wanting peoples ventures to fail, but these guys are really scummy.  
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News Comments > PC Rise of the Tomb Raider on January 28
2. Re: PC Rise of the Tomb Raider on January 28 Jan 5, 2016, 10:21 NKD
 
I'm torn on this. I hear its a really good game, but I don't want to reward timed console exclusives.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Sells > 22M
10. Re: Minecraft Sells > 22M Jan 5, 2016, 06:19 NKD
 
And the game sales are just the tip of the iceberg. The money they make off merch is fucking insane. Anyone who thinks MS paid $2 billion just for PC/Mac sales is literally retarded.  
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News Comments > ReCore for Windows 10 Revealed
7. Re: ReCore for Windows 10 Revealed Jan 5, 2016, 05:08 NKD
 
Much more interesting than the other Win10 exclusive crap, but the problem is that Windows 10 exclusives are also MS Store exclusives, and I'm not interested in more places in which to keep my games.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 4, 2016, 20:01 NKD
 
Shouldn't have installed ctOS  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Egypt Setting Rumored
7. Re: Assassin's Creed Egypt Setting Rumored Jan 4, 2016, 19:55 NKD
 
I do like the new idea of a new trilogy. One of my main complaints with the series recently is that they don't give you enough time to get really invested in the protagonist.

You don't get that sense of a passage of time and character growth that you did with Ezio.

My other complaint is the utter gutting of the modern story. They listened to the crybullies who just wanted some historical game with no modern tie in, so we ended up with under 5 minutes of modern story over the course of a 25+ hour game in games like Unity and Syndicate. In Black Flag and Rogue we at least got to control a character, but it was a faceless nameless placeholder, not anyone we could get attached to.

That "blank slate" protagonist only works when you're making fucking choices. If we're gonna be on rails, you need to give us a protagonist we can get behind just like a book or movie would.

People complained about the Desmond storyline, but honestly I've seen a lot of people backpedal on this after seeing what the series is like without it. "Well I didn't mean they should get rid of it entirely, I just wanted more choice about when I get out of the Animus!!"

I, for one, am interested in where the modern story goes next, and I don't really want to find out in 3 minute installments each year over the next fifteen years.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Egypt Setting Rumored
2. Re: Assassin's Creed Egypt Setting Rumored Jan 4, 2016, 19:23 NKD
 
Zanthar wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 18:58:
They should have the game set in the Ubisoft HQ building so we can stab the bastards that put this shit out every year.

Why do you care? If it's not your thing, then you aren't buying it, and it shouldn't really affect you.
 
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News Comments > PC Killer Instinct a Windows 10 Exclusive
14. Re: PC Killer Instinct a Windows 10 Exclusive Jan 3, 2016, 18:35 NKD
 
I'd honestly be surprised if ONE person upgraded to Windows 10 to play this game. Microsoft is never going to get their shit together when it comes to PC gaming. Either the people in charge are morons, or they are constantly being railroaded into making these shitty choices from somewhere up the food chain.

This is a nothing game that no one cares about. It's not worthy of being any kind of exclusive.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Jan 3, 2016, 00:14 NKD
 
People on this site REALLY have a hard time keeping Cliffski and CliffyB separate. I swear half the hate Cliffski gets is because people are associating him with the asinine shit CliffyB has said over the years.

Surprised no one has accused him of being a know-it-all postal worker who spends all his evenings in a bar.
 
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News Comments > Steam Subscriber Agreement Updated
9. Re: Steam Subscriber Agreement Updated Jan 2, 2016, 18:34 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 18:22:
And what if you don't agree with the agreement? Are you supposed to lose everything you've paid for up until now? That's ridiculous.

Well maybe you shouldn't have purchased game titles you knew were dependent on continued access to a service to run. Everyone who makes purchases on Steam knows what they are getting into on that front.
 
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News Comments > Steam Subscriber Agreement Updated
6. Re: Steam Subscriber Agreement Updated Jan 2, 2016, 17:20 NKD
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 2, 2016, 15:07:
Nothing changes for European customers... except for that tax evasion move of Valve by moving to Luxembourg!

I think you misread the notice. The bulk of their business, digital content and services, is moving FROM Luxembourg to their main US entity. While the hardware side of things is now being handled in Luxembourg, which is a lot smaller part of their business.
 
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