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Signed On August 10, 2010
Founding Supporter Silver, since March 6, 2020
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News Comments > Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx

29. Re: Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx Mar 25, 2020, 01:42  bhcompy 
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 16:39:
He couched it as an experiment, but he believes he knows the outcome already.

They always think they do. People designing user experiences always believe that their way is the best because of some study or some experience or some focus group. That said, there's always novel approaches to handling things, which is why modding is great, because Valve is just one very small group of people and they can't have every idea.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx

20. Re: Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx Mar 24, 2020, 16:13  bhcompy 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 13:43:
bhcompy wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 13:15:
theglaze wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 12:43:

Convert that experience to M+KB, and you may as well replay HL2.

Granted that's what many people want. Ep3, HL3, whatever.
O.K., but Valve did not make that game.
People have been wanting a 3 for over a decade.

Yes, but that's what people want, and the game supports modding, so people will make it, which is the entire point of what Robin Walker said
 
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News Comments > Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx

12. Re: Valve on Modding VR Out of Half-Life: Alyx Mar 24, 2020, 13:15  bhcompy 
 
theglaze wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 12:43:

Convert that experience to M+KB, and you may as well replay HL2.

Granted that's what many people want. Ep3, HL3, whatever.
 
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News Comments > Prey 2 Hint in DOOM Eternal?

12. Re: Prey 2 Hint in DOOM Eternal? Mar 22, 2020, 20:20  bhcompy 
 
Prey, as in the game where a random dude ended up in space while having spirit quests?  
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News Comments > SiN Remaster Plans

2. Re: SiN Remaster Plans Mar 19, 2020, 00:33  bhcompy 
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Mar 18, 2020, 23:31:
I´m an avid FPS player, but I thought SiN was awful and a total letdown when it come out, and every time I tried to replay it.

It was poorly received then, so I don´t get what they think they are going to accomplish now, barring an impossible remake.


There's definitely some other stuff from that era that would be much better to remaster, like anything Lithtech. Shogo, Blood 2, NOLF, etc
 
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News Comments > The Last of Us Part II PC Plans?

14. Re: The Last of Us Part II PC Plans? Jan 20, 2020, 17:57  bhcompy 
 
Could also be adding staff for PS5 development(including a potential native port for TLOU2)  
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News Comments > Valve: Left 4 Dead 3 Not in Development

1. Re: Valve: Left 4 Dead 3 Not in Development Jan 17, 2020, 19:36  bhcompy 
 
Well why the hell not?  
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News Comments > June 2019 Digital Game Revenue

2. Re: June 2019 Digital Game Revenue Jul 24, 2019, 14:31  bhcompy 
 
Surprised to see World of Tanks so high. The US playerbase has dwindled down and they're the ones that spend the most money  
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News Comments > Steam Ubuntu Support Ending

16. Re: Steam Ubuntu Support Ending Jun 23, 2019, 23:48  bhcompy 
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 23, 2019, 19:27:
The fact these distros are still using mailing lists to decide things like this feels like they fell out of time though.

No one would ever accuse the Linux community of living in the future, let alone the present.
 
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News Comments > Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives

28. Re: Sweeney: Valve Matching Epic's Commission Would End EGS Exclusives Apr 25, 2019, 17:11  bhcompy 
 
Remember when Epic was open and largely platform independent? Loot box money has changed the gaming landscape. It's like SaaS for games. Companies don't mind compromising decades of goodwill they've built up to suck it down and inflate their bottom line. Now Epic has a seat at a grander table and they've opened the anti-consumer tactic floodgates to stay there. They're turning into Creative Labs  
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Claims 85M Users

17. Re: Epic Games Store Claims 85M Users Mar 25, 2019, 16:01  bhcompy 
 
HoSpanky wrote on Mar 25, 2019, 15:44:
The first moments are clearly “better” on Epic, if only because the login prompt doesn’t look like a discolored win98 login.

Yes, but those same people don't know what win98 looks like, either. It's literally a login prompt. Something people have on desktops and mobile.
 
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News Comments > Razer Cuts Game Store

9. Re: etc. Feb 18, 2019, 00:25  bhcompy 
 
deqer wrote on Feb 17, 2019, 15:22:
Oh, okay. Are you realigning also because of lack of sales in mice, because people stopping buying Razer mice, because they only last 9 months?

Never had a problem with my Razer Naga Hex or my son's Razer keyboard. Used to prefer Logitech mice for handfeel, but Logitech's gaming mice went the wrong direction for me and the Naga Hex has a great handfeel(same reason I didn't like the original Boomslang, it had crappy handfeel being so flat and fat, and felt really cheap).
 
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News Comments > Rumor: Activision Plans Restructuring and Layoffs

4. Re: Rumor: Activision Plans Restructuring and Layoffs Feb 9, 2019, 14:37  bhcompy 
 
Better break out the loot boxes  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 3 Left for Dead?

3. Re: Left 4 Dead 3 Left for Dead? Feb 5, 2019, 21:46  bhcompy 
 
I can believe this is true because of how Valve does business, but I'm blown away that there is so little institutional control that a sure thing game was killed because of the fact they couldn't agree to use the Source engine.  
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Legal Fallout?

10. Re: Fallout 76 Legal Fallout? Nov 27, 2018, 12:07  bhcompy 
 
warmbluelasers wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 11:47:
Darks wrote on Nov 27, 2018, 11:06:
They had a beta, and the beta was the full game. Everyone knew what they are getting this was not a secret.

Lots of high profile gamers streamed the beta and a number of reviewers put up first impressions as well. Bethesda was also very clear since E3 as to exactly what kind of game it was going to be.

The debate has nothing to do with what kind of game it is. The debate has to do with the fact that a fully released and paid for game hit the shelves unplayable for many, and that those that requested a refund on this merit were denied. This is why Bethesda skipped Steam, which would have allowed a refund in this case.

The only other remedy at this point is a stop payment. Bethesda doesn't want to get hit with a ton of those, so perhaps they should institute a fair refund policy like what Valve has instituted with Steam
 
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News Comments > Rumor: Blizzard Pulled a Diablo 4 Announcement

5. Re: Rumor: Blizzard Pulled a Diablo 4 Announcement Nov 5, 2018, 19:39  bhcompy 
 
but this report recalls that Diablo III was not without its own issues. The game launched with an online auction house that was very unpopular, eventually provoking a major post-release rework amid shakeups atop the development team. From Kotaku's account, it sounds like they are still a little shell-shocked from that misstep, which may be why they would slow-walk an announcement:...

...One of those people told me that the Diablo team wasn’t yet ready to commit to an announcement, as Diablo 4 has changed drastically over the past four years and may continue to change further. (We’ve heard it’s gone through at least two different iterations under different directors.)

Here's how to make this work. Take Diablo II and make it again but with differences for a more current gaming environment. People will eat it up. Oh wait, that's exactly what Path of Exile is and why it's so great, while Diablo III is a pile of shit.

Blizzard can't stop stepping on its own dick. Shitcan a game everyone wanted because "it didn't match quality standards", but release a game no one wants because, to Blizzard and Activision, microtransactions are more important than desirable gameplay(which is an important distinction because Path of Exile is microtransaction based but not at the sacrifice of what the customer wants).
 
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News Comments > BATTLETECH Trailer

22. Re: BATTLETECH Trailer Apr 11, 2018, 18:37  bhcompy 
 
Kind of dig the Homeworld style cutscenes. Gives it a different flair than your typical canned CGI cutscene or in-engine cutscene  
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News Comments > Rumor: Battlefield V to Return to WW2

1. Re: Rumor: Call of Duty V to Return to WW2 Mar 1, 2018, 20:38  bhcompy 
 
Headline says COD, which is fine. Give me Brecourt Manor.

Body says Battefield, which is fine. Give me Gazala and El Alamein
 
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News Comments > Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended

31. Re: Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended Feb 2, 2018, 17:53  bhcompy 
 
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 10:27:
So he’s been arrested for something that might be vaguely child-exploitative, and hasn’t been charged with any crime. That’s some truly unimpressive reporting by that “news” channel.

There's really not much information, but other news sources have speculated that this type of arrest typically leads to production of child pornography charges.
 
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News Comments > Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended

30. Re: Valve's Cliffe Arrested; Suspended Feb 2, 2018, 17:53  bhcompy 
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 10:40:
Verno wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 10:38:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 2, 2018, 10:34:
Arrested without charges?

I always thought, call me naive, that an arrest requires a warrant and a warrant requires a charge.... silly me, right?

It's a complex subject and varies from state to state but generally speaking, you can be held for up to 72 hours before prosecutors are forced to decide whether to charge/release you.

So can they release you on hour 73 and take you into custody again for 72 hours indefinitely? That seems ripe for exploitation...

The jurisprudence on the 4th amendment is quite clear. If they want to abuse their latitude, they will be sued and can potentially held criminally liable, and they risk the courts dismissing the charges with prejudice.
 
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