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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 15, 2019, 21:56 jacobvandy
 
Wow, so if I still had Netflix, I'd be seeing my subscription price jump more than 60% in the space of three years... Last time they raised it, they gave existing customers a thank you gift of locking in the old rate for TWO YEARS, and now you get no more than a few months depending on where you are in a staggered roll-out.

Anyone else remember when they used to grant you small credits on your bill any time an error on their end interrupted your streaming? If they still did that now, a lot of people would pay nothing at all!
 
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News Comments > VR Shoes Demoed

2. Re: VR Shoes Demoed Jan 15, 2019, 18:47 jacobvandy
 
as it doesn't appear like these will work when you are standing.

Sure they will, if you've been practicing your moonwalk.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

25. Re: Op Ed Jan 13, 2019, 12:57 jacobvandy
 
I dunno man, I see a lot of memes about how people find a new show on Netflix and sit there like a lump going through all 8 seasons or whatever, then suddenly it's two days later. That's what the non-gamer types are doing these days, though they're also on their phones the entire time, I'm sure.  
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News Comments > Op Ed

21. Re: Op Ed Jan 13, 2019, 11:28 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 13, 2019, 03:15:
jamiedj99 wrote on Jan 12, 2019, 23:52:
I wonder where WHO was when too many people watch TV and they now need to make it an addiction.

No one has stayed up 50 hours straight watching TV. However, most on this site have done that playing video games before. Some have played games until death. It's a bit different due to the interactivity.

Right... I'm pretty sure I've spent more of my life gaming than anyone else I know, and my record for a consecutive session is mayyybe 15 hours. But that includes several breaks for eating, using the bathroom, and just plain stretching the legs. And when that happens overnight, where I try staying up as long as I can for the hell of it, I don't think I've ever been more than 30 or so hours without sleeping.

Granted, I'm not insane, nor have I attempted such feats with the aid of performance enhancers like amphetamines or cocaine. Which I assume are among the requirements for the 50-hour achievement.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2019, 15:18 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 12, 2019, 13:30:
Life would suck as a video game.

I dunno, being able to save scum could be pretty handy.

Or it's that Tom Cruise film where you're trapped in a roguelike, dying hundreds of times until you figure out exactly how to win.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation

1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 12, 2019, 01:10 jacobvandy
 
I thought that was satire at first, but nope:

Today’s update to the Red Dead Online Beta introduces Gun Rush, where you’ll put your survival instincts to the test, gathering weapons and ammunition while the play area shrinks in this new mode for up to 32 players. Available to play now in Free-for-all and Team variations, where the last one standing wins.
 
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News Comments > Lawsuit Alleges Secret $12M Randy Pitchford Bonus

1. Re: Lawsuit Alleges Secret $12M Randy Pitchford Bonus Jan 11, 2019, 20:34 jacobvandy
 
Blah blah blah, gimme Borderlands 3!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2019, 10:24 jacobvandy
 
I wonder if MSN posts about any of the hilarious footage where wrinkled old folks are completely baffled by new technology.  
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News Comments > The Division 2 Blows Off Steam; Specs Revealed

14. Re: The Division 2 Blows Off Steam; Specs Revealed Jan 9, 2019, 21:02 jacobvandy
 
Frijoles wrote on Jan 9, 2019, 19:16:
All goes through UPlay anyway.

Yep. I'm probably gonna spend Ubi-coins for 20% off unless GMG has a better deal, same as the past however many of their games I've bought in the past 5 years. This news is mildly interesting because Ubisoft is the only major publisher I can think of who has had their own store for a long time and yet continued to sell everything on Steam. Why move over to another third party instead of just stand on your own, finally? It does indeed smell a bit like an exclusivity deal is afoot.
 
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News Comments > Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required

19. Re: Anthem Specs: Windows 10 Required Jan 8, 2019, 15:44 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Jan 8, 2019, 13:19:
That's pretty low-spec. I'm curious what their trailers are running on, because either those are FUD or they have somehow achieved absolutely miraculous optimization in Frostbite.

I'm having a hard time taking the specs seriously when they recommend either a GTX 1060 or RTX 2060, as if the latter isn't like 50% more powerful.
 
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News Comments > Video Game Accessibility Waiver Expires

24. Re: Video Game Accessibility Waiver Expires Jan 4, 2019, 12:13 jacobvandy
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 4, 2019, 10:08:
You know that blind people aren't 100% blind, right?

Yep.. Do you know that I was responding to the listed requirement of a feature for those "without vision," which is in addition to a separate requirement for those with "low vision?" I stand by my sentiment that developers shouldn't be forced to cater to those completely unable to perceive the 'video' part of a video game.

And bully for the blind guy who plays COD, but you'll notice he's been doing so without any special accommodations mandated by the government.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram

2. Re: Diablo III: The Darkening of Tristram Jan 3, 2019, 20:56 jacobvandy
 
There's nothing here to stop, it's the same anniversary event as the past however many years. They probably have one script to double-click that automatically schedules it to go live and makes the news post.  
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News Comments > Video Game Accessibility Waiver Expires

9. Re: Video Game Accessibility Waiver Expires Jan 3, 2019, 20:48 jacobvandy
 
NKD wrote on Jan 3, 2019, 20:35:
Grokk wrote on Jan 3, 2019, 20:33:

I mean, how do you achieve this in a fast paced FPS?

(i) Operable without vision. Provide at least one mode that does not require user vision.


Have voice chat?

Yeah, it's easy to skim this news and think it applies to the games in general, not just communications. HOWEVER, it still begs the question... Why the fuck is a blind person playing an FPS? I'm all for accessibility in ways that make sense, like colorblind modes and large fonts and sure, voice chat, but sometimes the inclusion police are just plain unreasonable.

Who's gonna be enforcing this on every single game ever made from now on as well as some that already exist if they're still being updated, anyway?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2019, 13:06 jacobvandy
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 2, 2019, 12:19:
J wrote on Jan 2, 2019, 12:10:
"popular"
Yeah, it would be more accurate to say it has a higher "population" which is independent of its popularity.

That's not how language works, lol.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts

2. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Jan 2, 2019, 13:04 jacobvandy
 
Avus wrote on Jan 2, 2019, 12:41:
finally a game sales chart doesn't make British look dumb... like mostly populate with Sim4 expansions...

I agree, but with 5 out of 10 being console exclusives, I don't know if some other folks around here think this is any better.
 
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News Comments > Epic Launching App Store

10. Re: Epic Launching App Store Dec 31, 2018, 17:30 jacobvandy
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 31, 2018, 16:48:
With a 12% cut will they have enough staff to actually check app and store submissions?

Hell no, Google and Apple barely even do that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

19. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2018, 13:18 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Dec 31, 2018, 11:50:
I thought RDR2 ended great, with the exception of...

I see you did not play honorably enough, since I died of the TB, staring peacefully at the sunrise, after exhausting myself in a fistfight with Micah which Dutch eventually stopped. That's not the actual ending, though, keep at it and I'm sure you'll be pleased.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10

3. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 30, 2018, 19:55 jacobvandy
 
It's the holiday sale, the biggest games that top the charts at full price the rest of the year see another surge of people buying in when they get discounted.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2018, 15:58 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 30, 2018, 14:24:
If it can eliminate the problems - of disease/conditions - of humanity than it makes sense. Major problem is there are always unintended consequences from stuff like this that people always fail to foresee. We can't even accommodate the amount of people in the world today. Imagine everyone living to 100'ish. There's no way that can happen without a fundamental restructuring of how humanity works.

Not to worry, since our definition of disease is so loose these days... I'm sure these companies will be much more interested in selling faster metabolisms, drug and alcohol resistances, perpetually clear skin, bigger boobs, butts, and dicks, scalps that never go bald, "better" personalities, natural talent for skills we don't need, etc., etc. Because giving our children better lives is a much more profitable noble pursuit.

 
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News Comments > etc.

18. Re: etc. Dec 29, 2018, 22:36 jacobvandy
 
Flatline wrote on Dec 29, 2018, 18:02:
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 29, 2018, 14:08:
Rhett wrote on Dec 29, 2018, 13:44:
This is kinda hilarious though. I mean, $80 and they couldn't spring for glass? Someone up there is being a real cheapskate in regards to this glorified fallout 4 mod.

You have to dig in the article a bit to figure it out, but the bottle is glass with a plastic outer shell molded to look like the fictional beverage container. I'm not familiar with the economics involved with custom-making glass bottles at whatever scale they were dealing in, so I can't judge exactly how cheap they're being. But it's not like the stuff was delivered in a standard 20oz soda bottle or anything.

One tweet says it's plastic over glass. Everyone else says that the bottle feels so light that they doubt that it's glass.

That tweet from another games journo is linking the actual source of the story, a YouTuber who put together a summary of the whole thing including multiple other clips that show the product both in promo footage from Bethesda and home video from actual buyers... It's a glass bottle with a plastic Nuka shell: https://youtu.be/rRYt6EkPJhE?t=374

Though with how many times he uses the phrase "potentially lucrative" in describing the thing, I have to chuckle because it makes it sound like a bunch of scalper fucks are the ones who are upset that they ordered loads of this Fallout rum which turned out to be so crappy nobody wants any!
 
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