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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Microsoft opens doors to Xbox-PlayStation cross-platform multiplayer Mar 15, 2016, 10:13 TheEmissary
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 21:50:
Good thinking there. Let the peasants mingle among themselves and keep them away from the PC master race. Me likes.

Not to burst your bubble there but Rocket League is going to support crossplay between PC, Xbox One, PS4. The Xbox spokesman made it seem like more games are going to support crossplay between the PC at the very least.
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 13, 2016, 20:57 TheEmissary
Eirikrautha wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 12:44:
Lesson #1: Always pre-nup your Twitch stream!

God, our society has become to sick to live...

They didn't sign a pre-nup but they signed a 5-year non-compete. Its a bit messy to tell you the truth. I am kind of surprised the judged didn't just force them to dissolve the LLC considering they both were founders. The value of the "Company" is in the personality and not the channel name.

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News Comments > Diablo II Patch Adds OS X Support
11. Re: Diablo II Patch Adds OS X Support Mar 11, 2016, 22:12 TheEmissary
IT would be nice if you could provide an official/non-greymarket way of buying Warcraft: Orcs vs Human that works on modern Operating systems as well. The Windows versions of Warcraft II and III need some attention as well considering the cinematics barely work or have washed out colors.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Mar 7, 2016, 23:27 TheEmissary
What ultimately drove the adoption of the PC as a platform was the fact that it was open and modular. If you start limiting the types of allowed software and hardware what is the point. I really don't want to see the desktop or laptop side of PC gaming turn in to what Apple ecosystem is like right now.

I have no problem with Microsoft making a walled garden for their specialty devices like the consoles and tablets. The Desktop and Laptop form factors need to be preserved to allow for content creation.
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Mar 6, 2016, 16:53 TheEmissary
Man Youtube bitrate or quality settings have really nose dived. That video was pretty much a blurry mess. All the same It looked very impressive for a mod/indie team. Its going to be a shame when the inveitable cease and desist order comes from Disney.

They really should take what they have made and create something original but in the style of KOTOR.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 5, 2016, 23:46 TheEmissary
Network TV did themselves in with how poor the content has become. Did we really need 3/4 of all the new shows to be cheap reality shows about fake survivial shows, celebrity dance offs, talent shows, or reality shows about people that don't deserve the attention and so on. I was pretty selective or outright avoiding some networks prior to netflix gaining traction. Adding insult to injury you have the ever rising cable bill soaring in to $100's for very little actual content among the junk channels that are forced because of bundling.

I am glad that that most of the premium networks like HBO, Showtime and the like are stand alone or addons for Hulu or amazon video.
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed
37. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed Mar 3, 2016, 08:12 TheEmissary
Comet wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 17:58:
This is vaporware.
Game is going to fail.

Come on. The game has been in development since end of 2012.

In 2014 they only had some concept footage to show. And now the game is being delayed to 2017. (5-6 years in development)

Come on people. It is obvious that they were too ambitious. Mass Effect Andromeda is rumored to allow planet exploration and traveling across the galaxy.

The game should be out by now

I really doubt Mass Effect Andromeda is going to allow for seamless exploration along the the lines of No Man's Sky. It will probably be the same type of exploration we had in Mass Effect 1 and StarWars Knights of the Old Republic. Remember the Mako?

The real reason they are going with a new galaxy is because not enough time has passed to tell anything other than a reaper or post-reapers story. They also wrote themselves in a corner as well. The new galaxy lets them start fresh with new aliens and the like.
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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed
31. Re: Mass Effect Andromeda Delayed Mar 2, 2016, 18:14 TheEmissary
Cabezone wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 11:59:
The shit ending of 3 doesn't change the fact that for 99.9% of the trilogy it was telling great stories. It did suck all the wind out of me wanting to play again but I'm not much on replaying games anyway. The entire 3rd game was wrapping up the stories and it did them all incredibly well. I do get why it's what people remember most tho.

If the last bite of pie has poo in it, you ain't gonna remember how awesome the rest was.

The game series was great until the ending. I was expecting something more involved than a "War resources" progress bar and three re-skinned ending cutscenes. I was expecting some story branching to ultimately show the outcome of three games of choices. Anything really.

BTW, I thought Deus ex Human revolution was just as bad with the ending as well. Push one of three buttons to see ending.

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News Comments > Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10
24. Re: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10 Mar 2, 2016, 17:38 TheEmissary
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 16:15:
Do you think there are competing forces in MS, one that states it wants the PC to be a focus again and then the Xbone division that perhaps rather not. So they go out an do a crappy version for the PC (against what their superiors really want) so when it flops they turn around and go "SEE?".

I don't think you can really make any judgement based on a 10 year old game. The real test is going to be if Quantum Break and the Killer Instinct Season 3 DLC sells on PC.
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News Comments > Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10
23. Re: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Released for Windows 10 Mar 2, 2016, 17:36 TheEmissary
Icewind wrote on Mar 2, 2016, 14:18:
They want a 6 core processor running at 3.5ghz? No f'ing way. That's pure insanity. Those graphics are 2006 quality at best, and even if they somehow were modernized, why would it have requirements higher than that of Witcher 3 or Crysis 3?

It's getting downvoted/rated into oblivion anyway.

The thing you have to consider with the Windows Store is the recommended requirements are for 4K. I bet you won't need anything remotely close to that. They revised the Quantum Break requirements to include a recommended for 1080p which were more modest.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 2, 2016, 16:52 TheEmissary
Wow Those .99 cent songs really break the bank for some Millionaires. I really don't get this or when some actors shoplift. They can easily afford it and then some.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 2, 2016, 00:15 TheEmissary
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 1, 2016, 22:39:
"PC gaming is as important as its ever been in the company,” he said. “Windows is a critical franchise. Over 40% of the people running Windows 10 are playing games. We want to work hand in hand with our partners to make sure we have the best platform we can have.”

^ Phil Spencer

The ESL should really run a contest on who is the biggest lying shitbag of the gaming universe some time. Contestants: Christ Roberts and Phil Spencer. Award: A lifetime supply of grade A bullshit.

They never said what kind of games. I can see the number being that high if you include games like solitaire/minesweeper or candy crush. IF that number was for AAA games then I agree that it is likely false.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Mar 2, 2016, 00:09 TheEmissary
As much as I appreciate the effort to save storage space and eliminating the disc switching this creates another headache. That headache being that this game will likely be unplayable on day one because of the servers being overloaded. Not to mention this eliminates the possibility of playing/watching this game offline.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 29, 2016, 16:50 TheEmissary
Cutter wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 12:29:
Pigeon wrote on Feb 29, 2016, 11:15:
Ah good ole over reaction; helping people deal with tragic events by severely punishing people involved in unrelated events for the last 10,000+ years.

In every sane country that's an overreaction. Given the US sees mass-shootings on a daily basis it's not. If something had gone down and it came out they knew about it and failed to react they'd be up shit creek. They really don't have a lot of choice in the matter for scenarios like this. Besides, even as a joke that's the sort of thing that warrants a parents attention.

I could understand if they interviewed the person that made the post and then decided the severity of the punishment. The fact they are charging her with a crime means she will likely have a hard time getting in to college or even a job. This will follow her around. I can see a suspension or some type of counseling to explain why it was wrong.

I still have to wonder why a 12 year-old even has a smart phone and an account for instagram. I thought the bare minimum was 13.

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News Comments > WW1 Battlefield 5 in October? [Updated]
8. Re: WW1 Battlefield 5 in October? Feb 26, 2016, 11:19 TheEmissary
World War 1 has never really been done all that well in a video game. It sounds cool until you realize it was mostly trench warfare and aircraft and tanks played vastly different roles. All the same I am ready for a theme change be it alt history, other war theaters (WWI or Korea), or future (sequel for 2142).

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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Feb 23, 2016, 23:54 TheEmissary
Cutter wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 20:52:
Steam Dev says why he thinks his game is worth $20 and others disagree.

Film at 11.

Not only that but its an early access product which also has some pretty polarizing opinions as well. I have no problem with a developer charging what ever they want if the game is complete and out of beta. The market will ultimately decide what its worth.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 23, 2016, 13:59 TheEmissary
descender wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 13:08:
I have a hard time believing that anyone couldn't make the $100 worth of 2-day shipping pay off in a year.

If you shift your bulk purchasing of house supplies to Amazon, there is almost no way you wouldn't make back your money and also save money in the long run. Detergent, TP/PaperTowels, oils (olive, canola, motor), soaps/cleaners... it adds up way faster than you expect. If you have a pet it's even easier to recoup the up-front cost. Just between cats and house supplies we get 2-3 huge boxes delivered per month... and then we also buy stuff we want.

If I used Amazon like a Walmart replacement then yes Prime makes plenty of sense. IF you only use it to buy maybe 3-5 physical goods then it doesn't really make a whole lot of sense.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 23, 2016, 11:58 TheEmissary
Armengar wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 11:36:
since amazon upped the free shipping the first time I end up buying the same stuff off ebay these days. No way in hell i'll be bothering after the next hike.

The next hike will probably be 59.99 or the cost of a video game. Pretty much at that point there might as well not even be free shipping. Concerning how close the local brick/mortar stores are pricing things now its not always a given that Amazon will be the cheapest. Not to mention if you live in a state where Amazon collects the sales tax even less so. The Free Shipping was pretty much one of the few things that even make using the site worth while.

Amazon really has become inconsistent with the free or even low paid shipping options. I preordered a few things from them in the last year and received things late by a few days but they upgraded the shipping to overnight or 2-day shipping. I use amazon as a whole too sporadically for the cost of prime to ever make sense.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 23, 2016, 11:51 TheEmissary
MacLeod wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 09:53:
Wow... A whats going list for Netflix that's smaller than the what's coming list.

I really wish Netflix would somehow let you just search every movie in a list format, instead of it's GUI interface that just recommends a limited amount of movies. I swear, every time I see the "what's leaving" list, I immediately react with "Hmm. didn't even know that was available to stream." to about 50% of the movies. It's a shame.

And looking at that Hulu list, I just have one thing to say:

"Toe Pick!" Tongue

You can but you have to search using the DVD section. All the movies there will list if they are instant or just a disc queue. I would imagine if you were just on the instant plan this would be super annoying. Netflix does make it some what hard to find what you want to watch. There is a glut of content but no real functional way of searching it or comparing ratings.

The TV UI for netflix is a joke with endless scrolling of movie/tv poster images.
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News Comments > HTC Vive in April for $799
50. Re: HTC Vive in April for $799 Feb 21, 2016, 21:21 TheEmissary
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 20:45:
TheEmissary wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 20:06:
NKD wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 19:57:
Never understood why some people were under the impression this thing was going to be cheaper than Oculus.

There is no cheap access point for VR at all. If you want to go Gear VR its $99 + $700-800 phone. If you want Oculus Rift its $599 + ~1500 PC that can run this. The Vive is $799 + ~1500 PC again.

So your looking at between $1000 (phone) or 2.5K (highend PC) for a VR capable system. Thats not mainstream yet. These headsets were treated like they would be affordable for about the cost of a next generation console. It was really how they set the expectations.

These prices sound like the PC vs Console wars of yesteryear with console players overstating costs. There is a good chance you already have the pc perhaps less a 970 grade GPU. People make it sound like the market is for people with no pc, that don't play pc games currently, it's all just brand new everything.

Yes you can buy a bit over-priced name brand vr pc now, that's like quoting the price of an alienware system is what it costs to play today's pc games. Lets start acting like we've all been at Blue's for years now and are vets to all of this. It's $600-800 minimum, could be more if you need more.

Like your phone comparison, if you own the phone, it's $99 for VR.

PCs have always hit various price point in relation to performance. You didn't and still don't have to spend insane amount of money to have a functional PC that can game. VR needs to have a spectrum of different hardware at price points people are willing to spend.

VR could be a game changer we just don't know. It will probably be a super niche market for several years. I was hoping for something more approachable price wise. Price wise I could afford one but I would like to see a healthy ecosystem of players and developers before I buy one.
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