Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for jacobvandy

Real Name jacobvandy   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname jacobvandy
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
Description
Homepage None given.
Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
Total Comments 4040 (Master)
User ID 56195
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
12. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 14, 2018, 02:40 jacobvandy
 
Jivaro wrote on Oct 14, 2018, 01:42:
I am willing to bet money that all of the Netflix Marvel shows end up on the new Disney streaming service eventually. Don't be shocked if Iron Fist and/or the "Sisters of the Dragon" show up over there when it launches. If I were Disney I would do just one more season of each show and move them. Doesn't make sense to make original content for a competitor. Let them use previously released stuff? Sure. But new stuff? Nah.

Even if that did happen, the shows would be completely different. They're not gonna have so much violence, profanity, nudity, etc. on a Disney service, lol. These series only exist because they're completely separated from other Marvel productions, to the point where they make no direct reference to anything from the MCU and awkwardly avoid speaking the name of any Avenger.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 13, 2018, 15:51 jacobvandy
 
I'm only about halfway through season 2 of Iron Fist so far (mild spoilers ahead), but I can't imagine it gets that much better later on to qualify describing its cancellation as "shocking." It's so dreadfully boring, and chocked full of meaningless drama from the lives of the ancillary characters... Here's a shocker for you, Netflix: I want to see the Iron Fist BE THE FUCKING IRON FIST. He did that for like 15 minutes total in the first couple of episodes, after spending almost the entire last season fighting off his superhero erectile dysfunction, but then what do they do? They take away his goddamn power again! So then there goes another several episodes of him moping around and putting on dinner parties, while the only ass-kicking that goes on is done by everyone BUT the titular hero. The only real reason I have to sit through this is to catch the crossovers with the other shows.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 12, 2018, 11:57 jacobvandy
 
OR, you could just not blab about it all over the internet... But then you don't get to be interviewed by gaming sites and bathe in the kudos from your stolen borrowed IP's fandom.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Microsoft Buying Obsidian?
6. Re: Microsoft Buying Obsidian? Oct 9, 2018, 21:28 jacobvandy
 
RIP.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 9, 2018, 16:45 jacobvandy
 
A lot of people seem to think that they're changing STW monetization for when it goes F2P... But it's not like that's a decision they've made mid-stream, it was always the plan to be F2P at release, following the paid early access period. Why would they do it this way in the first place, then, if they knew it would be changing in 12-18 months?

Besides, the plain truth is that they don't hand out v-bucks any more liberally than any other F2P game's premium currency. You can get a few thousand the first week or two, but as always, then you're left with a trickle of maybe a few hundred per week (hard-earned, playing every single day), which some people will feel is too slow and pay money for more... There are already loads of people who do that now, they've spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on Save the World piŮatas. Why would they do that, if Epic is supposedly so generous with v-bucks now that they won't be able to make money when it goes F2P? Because they aren't and they will. Nothing is gonna change.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
6. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Oct 8, 2018, 20:20 jacobvandy
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 8, 2018, 18:38:
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 8, 2018, 18:25:
"The methodology used across all GfK Chart-Track's services is continuous quantitative retail research. GfK Chart-Track reports are based on retail/web sales where the data is captured electronically each day via EPoS systems."

They don't track digital.

I thought that's what they meant by "web sales". Is that people ordering the discs online?

I'm pretty sure, yeah. Like how you can go on the Target or Wal-Mart website and buy their stuff that way, to either pick up locally or have shipped to your house. Since the UK is a lot smaller and more dense, a lot of shops there will just have a delivery guy go out and bring it to you immediately like a pizza. Digital storefronts do not use ePoS systems, to my knowledge.

So it's not that there's anything weird about UK gamers, you can see their console top 10 is populated by what you'd expect: FIFA, Assassin's Creed, Forza, Tomb Raider, GTA. It's that GFK has very little data on the PC market and yet is too stubborn to give up reporting on it, same as the NPD this side of the pond. All they see is the narrow range of products they actually have on a store shelf in a brick and mortar store these days.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
4. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Oct 8, 2018, 18:25 jacobvandy
 
"The methodology used across all GfK Chart-Track's services is continuous quantitative retail research. GfK Chart-Track reports are based on retail/web sales where the data is captured electronically each day via EPoS systems."

They don't track digital.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2018, 14:34 jacobvandy
 
Pulled the trigger on that RDR 2 PS4 bundle yesterday, myself. Looking forward to three weeks from now! Then I'll load up on some more games come Black Friday, I got a list of exclusives I've had my eye on.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Metaverse
31. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 2, 2018, 16:34 jacobvandy
 
Is that Amazon marketing, though? Or is it the Variety writer having no clue about the series and drawing that conclusion from the blurb they read about this new show?  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 1, 2018, 16:48 jacobvandy
 
You know Rockstar is featured in 'Morning Consolidation' when the stench of salty tears crashes over you as soon as you click to view the comments...  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > The Walking Dead: The Final Season No Longer For Sale
4. Re: The Walking Dead: The Final Season No Longer For Sale Sep 26, 2018, 20:25 jacobvandy
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 26, 2018, 13:43:
Arithon wrote on Sep 26, 2018, 10:32:
If there's refunds for incomplete episodic games from Steam, then SiN Episodes and Half-Life 2: Episode 3 owe me some cash..

They didn't sell season passes for those games and not deliver the remaining content, so they owe you nothing.

True, since back then the episodic model in itself was meant to help finance continued development. Funny how, ten years later, they've moved to pre-selling you the entire series and that's still not a guarantee of it being finished... Shame.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 19, 2018, 20:15 jacobvandy
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 19, 2018, 19:47:
I haven't bought anything from NewEgg in a long, long time. They used to be the price leader but now I can find better prices elsewhere so that's where I shop. Amazon, surprisingly, is often cheaper and I get Prime two day delivery on top of that.

Same here. 10-15 years ago they were great, but they can't compete with the online Wal-Mart.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Sep 18, 2018, 00:47 jacobvandy
 
MeanJim wrote on Sep 17, 2018, 19:18:
CBD doesn't get you high. It's effects are similar to caffeine. Or, um, so I've heard.

Not even that, as far as I know. It's more like the latest trend in vaguely "good for you" ingredients, such as acai. People think, oh well they say it cures cancer, I should just consume it all the time so I can sleep better and lose weight and be more focused, yeah!
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > OVERKILLíS The Walking Dead Closed Beta Next Month
5. Re: OVERKILLíS The Walking Dead Closed Beta Next Month Sep 10, 2018, 05:32 jacobvandy
 
Vulkan wrote on Sep 10, 2018, 00:02:
And I swear to god if they manage to figure out how to cram carrying heavy bags into this game...

How do you think you'll be taking your scavenged cans of creamed corn and unicorn joke bandaids back to camp?
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Tournament Shooting Lawsuit
5. Re: Tournament Shooting Lawsuit Aug 31, 2018, 22:33 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 21:49:
Overon wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 19:39:
No way that lawsuit has any legs. It won't go anywhere.

The guy has to try. Never heard in the stories of people who survive a mass shooting is the hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills they have to deal with for the rest of their lives, usually with no way to recoup those costs.

Suing whomever you can is pretty much the only shot you've got at not being financially ruined for the rest of your life.

I mean... That's what insurance is for. You know you're taking a risk when you don't have any. It's not that big of a risk, so most people are alright with taking it, but sometimes you roll snake eyes in life (or 1 on a D20, if you prefer).
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > SCUM Removes Scummy Tattoos
3. Re: SCUM Removes Scummy Tattoos Aug 31, 2018, 21:05 jacobvandy
 
Overon wrote on Aug 31, 2018, 19:38:
Why can't you depict prison gangs accurately?

Because it's illegal to even suggest to people that the safe little fantasy world they think they live in is just that. It's not enough for them to bury their heads in the sand anymore, they want to breathe fresh air while still expecting to see nothing but happy faces and rainbows everywhere...
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Interviews
11. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 29, 2018, 16:16 jacobvandy
 
I loved Witcher 3, but I've still yet to go back and replay it. It's so heavily reliant on story content that, no matter how good the stories were, I've already been there and done that. Completed all the side quests I could find, checked off all the Ubisoft-style points of interest on the map I cared to, then finished up the main quest and was pretty satisfied with the ending... I replay each of Bethesda's games upwards of a dozen times, often spending more time than I did with Witcher 3 in a single play through. They are very different types of games.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message
26. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message Aug 28, 2018, 19:39 jacobvandy
 
Most places around the world do not equate breasts with penis... obviously Witcher 3 was operating under softcore pornography rules, which means no genitals shown.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Devil's Hunt Video
4. Re: Devil's Hunt Video Aug 28, 2018, 03:02 jacobvandy
 
Small indie studios operate on a delayed timeline, guys, like when you go overseas and they're playing American music from a few decades ago on their pop stations. What this shows us is that modern game development tools have finally enabled indies to progress from 16-bit side-scrolling platformers to mid-2000s 3D action games.  
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message
9. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Hidden Message Aug 28, 2018, 00:05 jacobvandy
 
Task wrote on Aug 27, 2018, 23:03:
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 27, 2018, 22:07:
I kinda skipped around the video because I don't want to see too much, but WTF was that shit with the rifle you just shoot in their general direction and the projectiles seek out enemies like little missiles? Made me throw up in my mouth a little...

It was like that gun in the fifth element. What's wrong with that? BattleTech even has similar stuff in that fantasy setting, bullets and shells that track. Deus-Ex:HR had something similar.

The Fifth Element gun requires you shoot the target once directly to place the tracker, which I could see making sense as a high-level treat for being able to keep hitting them after they've taken cover or something (and that's supposed to be from the mid-2200s). But straight-up autonomous targeting with every round is just gross, and exactly the type of lazy, console-centric design that I would expect more folks around here to get worked up about. It takes even less effort than Halo's needler gun, since with that you had to aim at least a little bit... Here you have a reticle half the width of the screen and anything inside it just dies. It's good to hear that that's supposed to be a rare, sort of end-game thing, though.
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
4040 Comments. 202 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo