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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2016, 09:35 Verno
 
What sad news to wake up to RIP. One of the most influential artists of all time.  
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News Comments > Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve [Updated]
30. Re: Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve? Jan 8, 2016, 16:09 Verno
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 12:30:
I was watching a video on Youtube that talked about HL3 and Valve and because Gabe Newell is rolling in dough from skimming off the top selling other people's content, why take the risk on trying to make HL3 and risking it flopping? They will just string us along counting their money from Steam until everyone that actually wanted HL3 dies off.

That makes no sense. Steam would continue to be a dominant platform regardless of whether Half-Life 3 sucks or not. There's arguably more incentive to release Half-Life 3 if all he cared about was making steambux, exclusives like the Orange Box, CS:GO, Dota 2 and so on have been huge drivers for the service.

Newell said awhile ago that they didn't want to release Half-Life 3 just for the sake of doing so. They want it to innovate and be a great game like its predecessors. I would rather wait for that game or not get it at all. If it comes out one day great, if not then oh well. Not like there aren't a ton of other games to play.

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News Comments > Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve [Updated]
28. Re: Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve? Jan 8, 2016, 16:05 Verno
 
Marc Laidlaw is 55 and filthy rich, I'm sure retirement would look pretty attractive to me too at that point.

But uh sorry, back to your regularly scheduled "Valve sux...but still make Half-Life 3 please" bitchfest

No, it's called be a fat lazy fucking asshole who has no drive other than making profit from other people's hard work.

What a silly comment, as if he hasn't earned anything through hard work and some very astute incubation over the years. Running any business with employees is profiting from other peoples hard work by the way, assuming the business makes money.
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Jan 8, 2016, 14:18 Verno
 
"Started to associate with The Something Awful Forums including such antagonists as Derek Smart". Hahaha what the fuck ever. I guess she doesn't remember who came up with the Desktop Commander bit.

It sounds more like these guys just can't handle criticism, there are a bunch of Star Citizen backers on SA and like here there are a bunch of people critical of the project too. What a dumb comment. "Disparage the Star Citizen" yeah how dare anyone disparage the almighty Star Citizen Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2016, 12:10 Verno
 
Deadwood was fantastic and I'm about due for a rewatch, glad to hear the movie is going ahead.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 7, 2016, 10:07 Verno
 
He was surprisingly candid in that AMA.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
23. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 13:45 Verno
 
Oh and TotalBiscuit nails this one:

Well, the Oculus is up for preorder and some people are surprised by the $600 pricetag. I'm not exactly sure where people got the impression that the first piece of true consumer-ready VR was actually going to be cheap tech. We are talking about the cutting edge of what is possible with gaming right now, a device that has multiple high resolution, high framerate displays, minaturised and built right into it, advanced head tracking technology and god knows what else. We are also talking about a device that frankly is not, initially, going to run well on the PC hardware that the mass market owns.

If you want to game on this thing, you're going to need a pretty beastly PC. The PC requirements were recently revealed and they are a GTX 970/ AMD 290, along with an upper end i5 processor or equivalent. That is not the average PC, and why would it be? This thing renders at 2160x1200, that's 233 million pixels. 1080p is 207 million. Not only that, but VR tech is designed to run at high framerates in order to reduce motion sickness and blur. According to the FAQ on the site, the two modes it supports at 75 and 90fps. Can your computer run most demanding modern games at 1080p, 90fps? If so congratulations, you are on the enthusiast level and you are the target audience for early adoption of the Rift. If you can't well, before spending $600 on a Rift, maybe think about spending that $600 on upgrades for your PC instead.

Eventually, VR will be mass market tech, I dont have any doubt of that. It's not a gimmick, I've used it, this is not the same as 3d, its tech that at least to me, enhances existing games and opens up possibilities for new genres. For some games, this is a monitor replacement, because I think those games will just look and play better in VR than they will on a standard screen. Speaking of monitors, the monitor I use cost $700. Granted, it's high end, 27 inchs at 2560x1440 144hz native resolution, with gsync, but thats not much more expensive than a Rift. The Rift is for all intents and purposes, a high end display. You expect to pay that much for a high end display. Then again, we have people that wouldn't blink at $2000+ for their bigscreen TV, saying Rift is too pricey. Ok then...

 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
22. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 13:40 Verno
 
Razumen wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 12:37:
harlock wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 12:01:
harlock wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 12:01:
if you expect VR to happen at anything below the high-end enthusiast level, you are kidding yourself

600$ is well above high end, $400 would still be considered that.

$600 is not above high end at all, people spend a lot on premium parts in the $450-800 range. Just look at the PC gaming hardware space for many examples.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2016, 10:08 Verno
 
All of the leads delivered last year save for Vince Vaughn who was totally miscast. He did his best but he was just the wrong actor, he couldn't bring any presence or menace in a role that really demanded it. Colin Farrell's intensity was palpable and he did a great job. Mcadams defied expectations but was not served well by the writers, they forgot all of the excellent early season build up and turned her character into a shell by the end. Taylor Kitsch was solid but the way they wrangled that whole subplot with the military was fucking insane and killed suspension of disbelief.

My biggest problem with the season was that they took a simple story and told it in an incredibly convoluted way. The pacing was all off and their big reveals sputtered as a result. Numerous character deaths felt as if they were ticking off boxes rather than serving the plot in a meaningful way.

It was still an enjoyable watch and I'm definitely there for next season but they need to stop trying to keep the viewer guessing for the sake of it and just tell the story.
 
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News Comments > PC Rise of the Tomb Raider on January 28
38. Re: PC Rise of the Tomb Raider on January 28 Jan 6, 2016, 09:12 Verno
 
Bundy wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 00:00:
Yeah I don't notice it, or its small enough that I don't care. Jokes definitely on me, happily gaming over here. But sorry, forgot that here at blues everything sucks and everything stupid, especially if Microsoft is involved.

No need to be so defensive. People are just saying the game has noticeable FPS drops which it does. It doesn't make it a bad game, people are just lamenting their experience with it being on the slightly under powered platform.

Microsoft has made a lot of smart moves since Spencer took over the gaming division but with the hardware he has to play with the hand he was dealt. Rise is still an awesome game and looks pretty great even with FPS drops.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 5, 2016, 10:47 Verno
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 10:33:
Hah, why would they report 35.9? Coveted indeed....

It's a timed thing and they report sold-thru units.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Egypt Setting Rumored
21. Re: Assassin's Creed Egypt Setting Rumored Jan 5, 2016, 10:11 Verno
 
Meh, they've been talking a good game for awhile now on combat/mechanic upgrades, I'll believe it when I see it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2016, 09:41 Verno
 
Wolfenstein: The New Order is pretty great and gave me a lot of Doom vibes with modern mechanics and some appreciated upgrades. MachineGames knows their stuff.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 4, 2016, 15:14 Verno
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 13:16:
As long as they don't slow down my connection while they are watching me, what do I care? I got nothing to hide, and definitely no internet activity of any great interest. I mean, look, I'm on Bluesnews for cryin' out loud. I'm sure my web habits would bore any government watchdog to tears.

Nothing to see here, boys. Move along.

The "nothing to hide" argument is a frustrating refrain I see in privacy discussions. It's pretty silly because you have everything to hide and you DO hide it. If you didn't have anything to hide you wouldn't need passwords, doors, locks and many other basic security features that you use to prevent people from accessing areas important for various reasons including privacy. You should absolutely be at least weary of governments collecting and analyzing information, there's a large precedent of governments attempting to use information to silence its opponents or in ways that negatively affect society. There are very few upsides to it and most are vaguely represented as "security" related.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 4, 2016, 14:15 Verno
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 13:46:
I recently upgraded to a 1440p screen, decided to check out ARK again. Incredibly sluggish. I have a pair of 970s but the devs abandoned working on SLI functionality, likely to get the Xbone version running.

So even down at Medium settings, the game has incredible input lag. At 1080p it runs fine, but looks like Vaseline got smeared on the screen.

Here's hoping they fix the performance issues, but I've got very little faith in them at this point. They're constantly FAR more interested in adding more animals than fixing the issues it's had since the beginning.

Yeah the "we're going to optimize when 100% feature complete" schtick has worn thin, ARK runs like garbage for even modest visual toggles on good hardware. I guess they don't care anymore, console funbux to chase and all that.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Sells 12M?
15. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Sells 12M? Jan 4, 2016, 13:02 Verno
 
"JJ Abrams sells 12M copies of Battlefront for EA"  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 4, 2016, 12:09 Verno
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 09:54:
It doesn't even have an OS ingrained app store 90% full of freemium crap. How can you even use the internet without Cortana spying collecting data on your usage so it can deliver you the ads valued content you seek.

You click the "Disable search with Cortana" toggle, the same way you disable features you didn't use in prior versions of Windows. There's one setting you can't turn off without a third party app that basically sends an anonymized list of installed apps from their silly store along with some crash dumps and diagnostic info. Anyone with google and 10 seconds can kill that too of course. I've done less work post-Windows 10 install than I have customizing my settings in random video games.

The volume of data collected on your cellphone and other devices must be a real eye opener if you're that worried about search index results on Windows.

Those AMD benchmarks are using some dubious settings, no AF? I'd rather sacrifice AA.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2016, 09:42 Verno
 
Congrats Pigeon!

Pats shouldn't have played Brady. Tons of upsets yesterday, great games to watch.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
28. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 4, 2016, 09:19 Verno
 
Fallout 4 has a whole bunch of cool quests but they are littered all over the place in between tons of Radiant style nonsense. Just ignore the Minutemen and venture forth.

Beat it over the holidays and thought it was a great time. I'll do a melee build run soon, if the melee perks pan out it looks totally broken in terms of balance.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2016, 08:51 Verno
 
Oh don't worry, 10 years later James Cameron is doing 2 other Avatar movies that no one wanted.

Hopefully when the Terminator rights revert to him in 2019 he'll do something worth the time.
 
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