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Re: Google Stadia Ends in January
Sep 30, 2022, 11:23
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Re: Google Stadia Ends in January Sep 30, 2022, 11:23
Sep 30, 2022, 11:23
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heroin wrote on Sep 30, 2022, 00:42:
I think so too - not too distant future it's going to be shit tons of clusters of render farms and all of your hardcore gaming needs will be taken care of by having a special pair of reading glasses. Of course, there will still be groggy old trolls like you and I on our towers with mechanical keyboards.

Every time I use a cloud gaming service I feel more confident in the future of local gaming. Cloud gaming sucks once you're over the novelty factor. Latency alone renders a lot of genres unplayable and the compression artifacts are annoying. The advantages are far outweighed by the cons IMO. If that's the direction the market goes then cool, I've got a backlog to last the rest of my life anyway.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Sep 28, 2022, 15:17
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Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 28, 2022, 15:17
Sep 28, 2022, 15:17
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The reliability of non-Tesla chargers really needs to be sorted out. You need multiple apps, credit cards linked to various accounts and half of the chargers you pull into either won't handshake or are just plain broken. It's an absolutely infuriating experience for consumers. More chargers in general are needed but Tesla opening up its infrastructure will help immensely there.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Sep 28, 2022, 11:23
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Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 28, 2022, 11:23
Sep 28, 2022, 11:23
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Saboth wrote on Sep 27, 2022, 14:41:
I mean, you know how much work you give me right, boss? Does my work get done? Do you have more work for me? No? Then who cares if I'm furiously pounding on the keyboard 12 hours straight or go take a nap for an hour. The work is done. No need for keyloggers or other spy software. You give me work, it gets done and is 100% correct, you give me a paycheck and we are gtg.

Yeah this is my opinion too. I do think there are industries that require in-person collaboration due to the nature of the work but for stuff like software dev I don't see it as very important. Do people slack off with remote work? 100%, anyone who says otherwise is full of it. Does it matter? No, as long as the work gets done. The unsaid thing here is that they want to grind you for extra work and basically exercise more control which is easier to do in person.
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Re: etc., etc.
Sep 27, 2022, 13:48
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Re: etc., etc. Sep 27, 2022, 13:48
Sep 27, 2022, 13:48
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There's a lot of questionable shit on the internet, I'm A-OK with Valve and Epic denying games based on content. Nothing good has come from NFTs and I'm fine if they don't want their store associated with scams.
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Re: etc., etc.
Sep 27, 2022, 10:34
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Re: etc., etc. Sep 27, 2022, 10:34
Sep 27, 2022, 10:34
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Not a great look for Epic, glad Valve dumpstered these awhile ago.
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Re: Ultima Online Turns 25
Sep 26, 2022, 10:06
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Re: Ultima Online Turns 25 Sep 26, 2022, 10:06
Sep 26, 2022, 10:06
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I still miss wailing on noobs with my bardiche of vanquishing. I also had a baller house right outside of Trinsic that people would camp, that real estate decay thing was amusing.
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Re: Sunday Mobilization
Sep 26, 2022, 09:48
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Re: Sunday Mobilization Sep 26, 2022, 09:48
Sep 26, 2022, 09:48
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Between Apple Arcade and Netflix my mobile gaming is starting to seriously encroach on my console and PC time.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 26, 2022, 09:09
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 26, 2022, 09:09
Sep 26, 2022, 09:09
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Slick wrote on Sep 25, 2022, 15:10:
More people just "reserved" a SteamDeck this week than pre-ordered Modern Warfare II?

Not only is this going to be probably the hottest launch of the season, but many people (myself included) pre-order to play the beta early, and then just cancel before launch if we don't like it (which I will).

The reservations are moving very quickly these days, Valve has ramped up production significantly.
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Re: Logitech G Cloud Preorders
Sep 22, 2022, 09:48
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Re: Logitech G Cloud Preorders Sep 22, 2022, 09:48
Sep 22, 2022, 09:48
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Nearly the cost of a Steam Deck, more than an entry level Switch and the only advantages are battery life and resolution, everything else is a negative to me.
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Re: Star Citizen Passes a Half-Billion Dollars
Sep 22, 2022, 09:45
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Re: Star Citizen Passes a Half-Billion Dollars Sep 22, 2022, 09:45
Sep 22, 2022, 09:45
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Razumen wrote on Sep 22, 2022, 05:11:
Spoken like someone that doesn't understand game dev, so your assertion really means nothing. 8-9 years is NORMAL for big games these days

This wasn't addressed at me but I feel like I have to respond because 8-9 years is absolutely not normal for game development. In fact few games are ever developed for that length of time and even fewer ones succeed at market. For every RDR2 you have a DNF or a dozen other games that simply never came out. There are certainly outliers but the average span of a high budget AAA title is more like 4 years.

Is Star Citizen attempting things that few others have? Sure but that's not a positive. In fact that's part of the problem - scope creep. The project continually evolves its goals but rarely meets any milestones. This results in a never ending dev cycle which is self-destructive. When you have dev cycles this long, you run into problems with outdated tools and employee turnover. It is simply not conducive to releasing a quality game and certainly not one that is attempting to be four different games at the same time.

Anyways he got backing based on his Wing Commander creds and used it to instead create a never ending monster that eats money but produces little gameplay. I still haven't heard a real argument from any of the SC defenders as to why SQ42 isn't complete.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Sep 21, 2022, 13:59
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 21, 2022, 13:59
Sep 21, 2022, 13:59
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FloodAnxiety wrote on Sep 17, 2022, 16:20:
This is the strangest move by EVGA...

This is like owning a general store. The store stocked the Lucky Charms brand for years, but it was too popular, and they couldn't keep their shelves stocked. Fed up that they couldn't get the supply they needed, rather than sell out of stock all of time, they decided to just not stock them at all. They believe it is better to not sell any Lucky Charms if selling them means results in them selling out and some customers getting upset that they are out of stock.

Picture yourself almost as a franchisee owner. The margins aren't good and you are being ground down constantly by your upstream partner. This is actually the life of many franchisees. In this case EVGA doesn't need to continue so they aren't. Revenue is not profit and the owners are fed up and obviously do not need EVGA to survive or not. It sucks for the employees caught in the middle obviously.
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Re: Star Citizen Passes a Half-Billion Dollars
Sep 21, 2022, 11:40
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Re: Star Citizen Passes a Half-Billion Dollars Sep 21, 2022, 11:40
Sep 21, 2022, 11:40
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Xero wrote on Sep 21, 2022, 10:46:
It's not a scam if they're working on it still. Just put aside the fact that probably 350million of that half a billion went into the developers pockets. EZ money.

My hot take is that it's just a very poorly managed project with scope creep that is totally insane. If you watch some streamers play or just hop in yourself there is definitely a game being made, one that even looks a bit fun at times. Unfortunately it's seemingly managed by a manchild who adds/removes features on a whim without any thought, makes poor choices for tools and engines and just doesn't seem to have a cohesive vision to tie it all together. There's a reason companies don't try to take on projects like this, any of the games individual "modules" would be challenging to create by themselves, let alone trying to do it all at once in a single product. I don't see a feasible path forward to actually accomplishing their goals because they are constantly changing them. Their own roadmaps are a disaster which reflect this.

If I had to say "scam" about anything, it would just be the bait and switch with SQ42 which is frankly infuriating for backers who did not want any of this other crap. That said, I don't doubt Roberts has paid himself and his family well in the process.

For whoever brought it up earlier, the company taking advantage of whales sucks but hey they pay willingly and it's an industry wide problem that many companies partake in. This is just more visible and easier to criticize because of the game's unreleased state.
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Re: Biz Buzz
Sep 20, 2022, 13:25
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Re: Biz Buzz Sep 20, 2022, 13:25
Sep 20, 2022, 13:25
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They gotta give the IP to another studio, 343 is beyond redemption with that franchise. The post-release support for it is fucking embarrassing and the recent roadmap basically lead to the sacking of several people there including Ross.
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Re: GeForce RTX 4090 Next Month
Sep 20, 2022, 13:22
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Re: GeForce RTX 4090 Next Month Sep 20, 2022, 13:22
Sep 20, 2022, 13:22
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I'll have to see some benchmarks but right now I think I'm pretty much set with the 3080ti, I only game at 1440p anyway.
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Re: Diablo IV Footage Leaks Too?
Sep 20, 2022, 09:41
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Re: Diablo IV Footage Leaks Too? Sep 20, 2022, 09:41
Sep 20, 2022, 09:41
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RogueSix wrote on Sep 19, 2022, 20:20:
Oh, there is tons of variety. Left mouse button and right mouse button. Two awesome buttons all at once. Blizzard are the emperors of great and complex game design.

Since when was innovation based on the number of inputs used? Some of the most innovative games have been point and click affairs. Might want to hone your snark.
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Re: More Early Steam Decks
Sep 20, 2022, 09:33
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Re: More Early Steam Decks Sep 20, 2022, 09:33
Sep 20, 2022, 09:33
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We have a few EGS trolls but other than that I don't recall any conspiracy theories about Steam Deck. Speaking of which, I decided to keep mind after all. What convinced me was putting EmuDeck on it and being able to replay Suikoden while visiting the in-laws, much more enjoyable.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Sep 20, 2022, 09:21
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 20, 2022, 09:21
Sep 20, 2022, 09:21
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At no point did I say it had to be "perfect" nor did I say that it "shouldn't be used". Do me a favor and actually contextualize what I actually said versus what you imagined someone said.

Eh chill out, we all do it once in awhile - yourself included.

Personally I think 3DTVs failed for more practical reasons - people do not want to put on goofy glasses for a slightly elevated experience. I saw a few really compelling movies that were filmed with 3D in mind and yeah they were impressive but it wasn't something you would go seek out. VR is a better niche as there are very real advantages to wearing the bulky headsets.

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Re: Diablo IV Footage Leaks Too?
Sep 19, 2022, 12:20
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Re: Diablo IV Footage Leaks Too? Sep 19, 2022, 12:20
Sep 19, 2022, 12:20
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Some dude streamed it to his buddies on Discord and one of them recorded it, rookie mistake!

The footage is very raw and has a lot of missing enemies, textures and so on. I wouldn't make any conclusions based on it. The only aspect of it that bothered me was the long cooldowns on abilities but that's easily tuned.
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Re: Suikoden I & II HD Remasters Announced
Sep 16, 2022, 15:54
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Re: Suikoden I & II HD Remasters Announced Sep 16, 2022, 15:54
Sep 16, 2022, 15:54
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Yeah these are awesome JRPGs, really looking forward to doing a 108 star run again.
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Re: Evening Previews
Sep 16, 2022, 09:33
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Re: Evening Previews Sep 16, 2022, 09:33
Sep 16, 2022, 09:33
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2022, 02:11:
Aren't EGS games basically standalone just like GOG?

Some can be launched without the client but not all, sort of like Steam it's up to developers to choose and many choose not to for obvious reasons like piracy. About 300 games on each store can be run standalone.

Regardless of personal store preference, I just have an insane backlog of around 80 games at this point and I will just be waiting no matter what I hope my arms still work in retirement.
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