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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 1, 2016, 13:46 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 1, 2016, 12:53:
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 1, 2016, 12:38:
299 or 399.
In a device that you hand to your 8 year old. Have you ever seen $400 dollars bounce on pavement, it ain't purty.

That's why they have to keep the DS line going. No way little kids are going to be taking these things to school. Those joycons would be gonezo on day 2 and the tablet itself wouldn't be far behind.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2016, 13:42 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 1, 2016, 13:25:
Watch Dogs 2 with purchase of SSDs or curved monitors

Yay?

Samsung SSDs are great and if you need one then why not also get a free game? Definitely a yay.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Gold; Specs
8. Re: Dishonored 2 Gold; Specs Nov 1, 2016, 13:40 Verno
 
Loved the mix of magic/stealth in the original, can't wait for this.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Samsung’s mobile division profits collapse by 96% year-over-year. Noteworthy. Oct 28, 2016, 10:10 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 20:21:
PHJF wrote on Oct 27, 2016, 12:40:
It's noteworthy because Samsung Mobile is still profitable in the face of such a massive stumble.
Exactly, note PHJF's words, all is ok, nothing to see here.


They're into everything from washing machines to flash memory. It's a 300 billion a year in revenue company. He's right, its amazing that they still managed to make money.

Apple and other companies have had similar issues in the past and recovered. Samsung will be just fine.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 28, 2016, 09:06 Verno
 
They already said there is no BC with physical discs so you can read between the lines and understand there is no BC. They will port selected titles from the VC store and look at other stuff.

I'm really iffy on it. 32GB of internal flash, underpowered hardware and the joycons look fucking tiny yet again. Nintendo also has a habit of really high prices for shit hardware and their online account/infrastructure is a joke. A buddy of mine had his kid lose their 3DS and all of the digital content he bought from the store was toast, Nintendo wouldn't reimburse it. This is because they were tying purchases from the store to the hardware instead of the account LOL.

They haven't said on if they will bring their handheld franchises to the thing or not either. I would have assumed Pokemon, Fire Emblem and Monster Hunter would've been no brainers but apparently Nintendo still wants to keep some of the handhelds going. I assume because if little Johnny loses a $400 tablet at school that's a lot worse than a $150 3DS.

Anyways they better really knock it out of the park. If they launch it like the 3DS and Wii U with no software and massive waits between 1st party IP then fuck em. They better price it competitively too, I'm not paying PS4/XB1 prices for a Nintendo console again until they prove they're worth it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
7. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 28, 2016, 08:58 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 28, 2016, 01:57:
Man those MacBook prices are crazy.

If my daughter wanted to use the school wifi, she needed a Mac. So instead I got her a $600 Lenovo laptop, and she tethers. Her extra usage costs me about an extra $20-30 per month.

Are you sure your daughter just didn't want a Macbook or misunderstood the school? Some schools might ask for the mac address of the device connecting to whitelist it. It's a practice becoming very rare due to the hassles involved. They don't mean literally buy a Mac. You should be able to connect whatever you want to the school wifi unless they're doing something crazy I've never heard of.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 27, 2016, 12:34 Verno
 
The Borderlands bundle is just a free weekend. Microsoft started doing them a la Steam awhile ago.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2016, 12:49 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 21, 2016, 11:24:
Love to play Battlefield but I'm not about to supplant my decision to never use Origin, "it's really not that bad a platform" bleating not withstanding.

They changed up the UI and friends stuff, its lacking some of the more tertiary features of Steam but overall its much better now. BF1 is super fun.
 
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News Comments > Nintendo Switch Announced
32. Re: Nintendo Switch Announced Oct 20, 2016, 16:04 Verno
 
Hanneth wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 15:17:
"Battery life also tends to be on the high side." Ha ha, ha ha, ha ha ha ha. LOL! ROFL!
On my Wii, that I barely used, I was constantly replacing the batteries. So much so that I got rechargeable batteries that I was constantly charging and changing half way through a gaming session. This combined with another person talking about always having to have the tablet of the WiiU plugged in makes me think this will be as much of a disaster in design.

The Wii U tablet was a disaster but this uses a custom Nvidia SoC derived from the Tegra line so battery life should be similar to the Shield K1 tablet which is around 5-6 hours. More than enough for handheld use IMO.

The dock doesn't have to have a processor/GPU built in it. If.... big IF here but IF Nintendo was smart the whole console is the tablet itself. When its un-docked it goes into a slower speed state to conserve battery consumption.

Definitely possible but I don't know, it seems too large and bulky to just be a dock alone. That, the detail/framerate differences when undocked and the "external upgrade box" that Nintendo patented in the summmer are why I'm speculating on it.
 
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News Comments > Nintendo Switch Announced
24. Re: Nintendo Switch Announced Oct 20, 2016, 14:45 Verno
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 13:52:
And Nintendo's first party games are generally pretty good..... there isn't enough content for a gamer who grew up with Nintendo to keep going back for 1 or 2 games.

Sure there will be. They are effectively merging the 3DS and Wii U lines. This will mean more content and opens up stuff like Pokemon to the living room space. It is a really big deal in terms of their ability to iterate on content and will stop this split focus problem they've been having. It will also make it easier on third parties to do cut down games on their platform since many are already dipping their feet into mobile and reduce the pressure to compete with PC/PS4/etc at the high end.

This lets them keep the mobile crowd, however large or small it is and still retain some relevance in the living room. It's a really smart bet and they will get a lot of mobile ports for the touchscreen crowd to boot. They can also produce content for their platform and backport to other mobile devices.
 
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News Comments > Nintendo Switch Announced
9. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 20, 2016, 13:08 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 20, 2016, 12:52:
Advertising a new console launch with old games?

But look, it's got Zelda, too!

Yep, what's the issue? It hasn't been released yet and people want it.

Zelda looked like it ran at about 12fps undocked so clearly the dock has some sort of processor/GPU built in.

Interesting concept but I need more info to make up my mind.
 
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News Comments > Accounting VR Game for Free
8. Re: Accounting VR Game for Free Oct 19, 2016, 15:47 Verno
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 14:19:
Star Trek Bridge Crew.. I would love to play that, but there is no way in hell I'm spending the money for a VR headset.

VR is legit, I've had a blast messing around with it. It's very much in the early 3D console stage of tech but it's no joke. All of the people I see writing it off as a gimmick have clearly not messed with the Rift or a Vive.

Anyways nothing wrong with experiences specifically for VR, there are a fair number of early adopters. The pricing will get there in a few years for everyone else. It will never replace screen gaming, only AR tech has that potential IMO but its a great supplement and very neat for porn video applications too.
 
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News Comments > Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Next Month
12. Re: Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Next Month Oct 19, 2016, 15:44 Verno
 
This game was really cool but already had its moment in the sun, enough already.  
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News Comments > David Brevik Joins Path of Exile
3. Re: David Brevik Joins Path of Exile Oct 19, 2016, 10:28 Verno
 
Angrius Maximis wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 10:21:
Path of Exiles sucks. Maybe he can improve it

They could definitely make the combat more engaging.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 18, 2016, 11:38 Verno
 
Black Mirror is generally pretty good and a few episodes are downright great. Charlie Brooker mocks societal and cultural trends like no other.  
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles
21. Re: Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced for Consoles Oct 18, 2016, 11:26 Verno
 
I already have a PS4 I barely play so at least this will give me a reason to boot it up other than playing JRPGs. I hope the singleplayer campaign isn't compromised by the money printing online component.  
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption Tease?
24. Re: Red Dead Redemption Tease? Oct 17, 2016, 10:26 Verno
 
Oh man can't wait for this. If they did a story based on a whole gang that would be pretty rad.  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Update
63. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Update Oct 16, 2016, 21:00 Verno
 
You keep talking about being done with this website and this topic yet you keep popping up again. Yeah I'm sure you had a big diatribe written that included the word hate a bunch of times and talked about feelings and how other people just won't listen to you. Already heard it, already debunked it and not impressed.

Sean Murray lied a bunch of times and sold people a false bill of goods with his crappy game, people don't have to be nice to him about it. You can be nice to him if you want but don't expect anyone else to give a shit. People are allowed to be upset with him and call out bad behavior, that's the way it should be. End of story.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Update
59. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Update Oct 16, 2016, 01:37 Verno
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 15, 2016, 23:53:
Your reply comes off as extremely childish and honestly I debated whether to even waste the time. Your mind is set, nothing, not Murray apologizing, not Sony refunding money, not the fucking Second Coming of Christ will change it. If refunds and apologies were made, you'd say they weren't enough or that it was too late or that they should have known. So whatever. One thing that I'll make very clear to you so you won't misunderstand - I wasn't in this to 'win'. I'm not 12, I don't have discussions and debates with people in order to best them. How fucking childish can you be? You threw it out as if I was going to be hurt, 'I'd lost the fight a long time ago'. I wasn't fighting to begin with, you jerk. I just want to shake the anger and stupid out of you, don't you understand?! That's why I'm not wasting any more time with you. I've got better things to do with my time then constantly repeat things because you can't be arsed to actually see what I'm saying.

This place is filled with hate, everyone's itching for a fight at the drop of a fucking hat. Much more than normal. I'm tired of having to explain myself because I don't follow your sheep mentality and yet it's ignored, as you did- constantly. It's sad, really. I love this place. So many other places one can go and yet I stayed here. But interacting with the lot of you isn't fun anymore when you refuse to see anything but what you want to see.

My response was totally on point which is why you're dissembling. You're the one calling people names because they had the nerve to say something about getting ripped off and disagreed with you. It's fine to feel strongly about something but attempting to jam it down everyones throats isn't cool so don't expect people to coddle that behavior. If this place is so bad then by all means, put your money where your mouth is. I think we both know its pretty decent and that you're not going anywhere, that's idle threats.

Take a fucking pill and chill out, as Prez said Sean Murray pissed all over gamers and got called out on it. That's the way its supposed to be.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Update
56. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Update Oct 15, 2016, 15:18 Verno
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 14, 2016, 16:38:
Did they not do that exact thing even BEFORE release? Or because it wasn't good enough for you (as in everyone here with the pitchforks and torches)? They totally redid a large part of the story and path and they said why AND they said what they were going to do going forward to enhance the game. Oh, but you're not talking about the release, no. You're talking about the 'lies' told for months before hand, yes?

If you're talking about the day 1 patch they dropped then that's blatant apologism on your part. I'm not going to give them credit for actually patching the game into a playable state on release hahaha. If by redid you mean actually added the story LOL. Pre-patch copies were like a fucking tech demo, that's a bottom barrel argument. It also has nothing to do with the lies told and lack of any communication post release. He falsely advertised the game, of course people are upset. They thought they were buying one thing and he delivered another. Its really simple to understand. People got mad at Ubisoft, Peter Molyneux and many other examples for the exact same thing.

I'll certainly remember that...believe me...

How ominous. You do that and add some ellipsis too. Having opinions is what you're entitled to, having them respected is entirely based on their content.

My opinion doesn't deserve special consideration? I'm not looking for a medal, I just want you to open your eyes and see what I do. But it's hard to see things with the flames of hate flashing in-front of everything, eh?

Flames of hate, haha. Factually labeling someone who lied continually a liar and saying that their product sucks when it does is FLAMES OF HATE. People are bitching online, no one egged his house or kicked his dog. You're the one all worked up over this, grasping at straws and trying desperately to save face over a silly argument you lost a long time ago. It's a shitty half finished game and Sean Murray lied a lot, deal with it. He traded reputation for a sack of money.

So what if he did, Verno? What the fuck then? Does it change a single fucking thing in your mind? No. Would you believe a word he said if he did apologize and explain what happened? No. So why do it? I've been on hre for two days just trying to make you see that he's a human being and I've got fuck all for my efforts. Don't act like him saying anything would change anyone's mind, most of all yours...

The customers he ripped off are human beings too. I don't see him writing apologies and making good on his promises. I don't see him giving the money back or making his game what he said it would be. Oh suddenly everyone else is just being too angry at him and he can't blamed for even a lack of apology. Everyone else is to blame for his decisions, his promises and his product, very convenient. Heck we're responsible for his feelings too. Funny how your consideration only extends to where its convenient to your argument. Have a nice fuckin vacation!
 
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