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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 15, 2015, 12:42 jacobvandy
 
It's a shitty message board/comment system that happened to become ridiculously popular, but in reality it doesn't matter if it would completely disappear tomorrow. There's no point in getting worked up over it, since a new one will just crop up in its place... This is the natural order of social media. The fact that Reddit has a CEO at all is proof it's been a bloated corpse for a while, ready to pop and drive people away with its stench. And it finally happened. It's possible that in a few years nobody will even know what it is, just like Digg.  
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News Comments > YAGER's Dead Island 2 Statement
1. Re: YAGER's Dead Island 2 Statement Jul 15, 2015, 12:24 jacobvandy
 
Techland indicated years ago that the reason they weren't doing the sequel is Deep Silver had their own ideas for what they wanted to do with the series. Maybe they should just develop it themselves if they can't accept anyone else's work...  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 13, 2015, 20:26 jacobvandy
 
And AT&T is gonna go broke (again) trying to emulate them. At least, that's what I gathered from my trip to their store to get a new phone last week, holy shit. There were more employees standing around doing nothing than there were customers in the whole place, at least two dozen for a tiny 1000 square-foot building... I've never been to an Apple store, but that sounds like something they'd have going on there. "Standing in line to check-out is for squares, man, just wait until we come get you and you can sit down at a cocktail table while we handle your transaction on this tablet!"

Though the best part was when she tried to sell that bullshit zero-down subscription as a better deal than paying the upgrade price all at once. Yeah, I'd rather tack another $21 onto the bill for 28 months than pay $129 plus tax, get fucking real. The only reason I had to set foot in that place is because they've blocked other retailers from offering anything but AT&T Next plans. It's retarded, and they're going to lose a lot of customers if they try any harder to force it on people who have basic math skills.
 
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News Comments > Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Next Month
4. Re: Five Nights at Freddy's 4 Next Month Jul 13, 2015, 15:25 jacobvandy
 
They're basically episodic releases and each one costs only $5-8, so to be annoyed by and/or criticize the mere fact they're (he's?) using numbers instead of subtitles is a bit silly.  
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Joins EA
9. Re: Jade Raymond Joins EA Jul 13, 2015, 14:12 jacobvandy
 
No, you're right, every article I've seen about it is making the same hasty assumption. If they even bother to make their own assumptions, rather than copy-paste someone else's, that is.  
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News Comments > R.I.P.: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata
21. Re: R.I.P.: Nintendo's Satoru Iwata Jul 13, 2015, 13:35 jacobvandy
 
RIP.  
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Joins EA
3. Re: Jade Raymond Joins EA Jul 13, 2015, 12:39 jacobvandy
 
Try RTFA... They're not working on Mass Effect, the blog says "close quarters," not "closely with," and that there is "so much talent to collaborate with on site." Sounds like they're gonna be in the same building, that's all. It's stated outright that the first thing they're working on is Visceral's Star Wars game from that Naughty Dog defector Amy Hennig; apparently Jade's also in charge of that studio now.  
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News Comments > Satellite Reign Next Month
7. Re: Satellite Reign Next Month Jul 12, 2015, 21:13 jacobvandy
 
Slashman wrote on Jul 12, 2015, 17:51:
I don't mind supporting a dev who follows through and releases a good game from EA. Too many games stuck in EA forever.

EA has only existed as a Steam concept for 28 months... You make it sound like we're dealing in dog years or something. Learn some patience.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
3. Re: Saturday Interviews Jul 11, 2015, 21:18 jacobvandy
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 11, 2015, 14:02:
And he also seems oblivious to copyright laws.

How so? The Mega Man collection is a licensed product that Capcom announced themselves a while back.

And the whole point of what these guys are doing is that you won't need various emulators to play your illegally-obtained ROMs. It's platform-agnostic digital reproduction of what was on the cartridge. We need more publishers getting on board with this.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: The Awakening Launches
4. Re: Path of Exile: The Awakening Launches Jul 10, 2015, 20:19 jacobvandy
 
Well it's a good thing I logged in then, I think it's been at least that long since I played last, and I don't want to lose such names as GaryZeusey (my lightning Templar). Might as well try some other names I've wanted in the past, see if I can steal them!  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: The Awakening Launches
1. Re: Path of Exile: The Awakening Launches Jul 10, 2015, 19:04 jacobvandy
 
How do you free up inactive character names? Like I might login after a while of not playing to find my old characters have no name? You'd better be immune if you've spent money...  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
11. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 10, 2015, 12:28 jacobvandy
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 12:07:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 11:52:
However, most people not just looking for an excuse to bitch and hail the demise of crowdfunding, i.e. the actual backers, are happy that it means the game will be that much better for it.

Ah so quick&easy to jump to conclusions. That is why you fail...
For the record, I (unfortunately) backed Torment at $148 total. And I got Wasteland 2 for "free" because of my high level PoE pledge.

However, I did not back BT4, of course, and never will back any crowdfunding game ever again thanks to all the disappointments and shady crap that many KS devs pulled off.
I'm very glad to see many people share that sentiment. The number of backers for BT4 is below half of Torment's or WL2's numbers. I'm genuinely proud of my fellow gamers with a spine who are telling these fraudulent KS devs to bugger off.

So you pledged money, but you obviously aren't a backer of the project. You don't keep up with updates, and you're actively cheering against them... What do I care if you feel you threw your money away?
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
6. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 10, 2015, 11:52 jacobvandy
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 10, 2015, 11:08:
inXile can also thank themselves for it. Where is Torment? It was originally scheduled for December 2014. Sure, delays happen but that is either a pretty massive miscalculation on their part or, more likely, intentionally putting a more tangible date on the Kickstarter in order to generate more pledges. People fall for that once, but as we can see, not everyone is coming back to be cheated again.

They told everyone during the last week of funding that all the stretch goals they reached would push it to first half of 2015. If anyone felt so "cheated," they had time to pull out. Then they announced 13 months ago that Wasteland 2 doing well in early access allowed more pre-production time for the core Torment team, for prototyping and iterating on tools. Obviously this pushed back the timeline a bit further, to the fourth quarter of this year. However, most people not just looking for an excuse to bitch and hail the demise of crowdfunding, i.e. the actual backers, are happy that it means the game will be that much better for it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 10, 2015, 11:33 jacobvandy
 
Sure, replace noisy water pumps, but what about the whining coils? Those aren't so simple.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 9, 2015, 11:31 jacobvandy
 
If you use Galaxy, it's supposed to do all of that for you.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jul 8, 2015, 16:01 jacobvandy
 
I suppose when you cut through all the bad joke bullshit, they're saying they're gonna release a comedy album on Steam to raise money for their next game, instead of going to Kickstarter.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
3. Re: Morning Patches Jul 8, 2015, 14:27 jacobvandy
 
All the new cars and weapons are in Story mode, too, so you don't have to like Online to appreciate these updates.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jul 8, 2015, 10:51 jacobvandy
 
Portal Designer Kim Swift still hasn't done shit since leaving Valve. She might as well legally change her name to PDKS, since that's all anyone ever calls her.  
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News Comments > Witcher 3 Inventory Patch This Week
1. Re: Witcher 3 Inventory Patch This Week Jul 6, 2015, 17:47 jacobvandy
 
Some good stuff here. I don't know who let slip by that books and documents are grouped up with consumables. They'd be better off in the quest items tab, which itself would be better off if it properly let go of crap you don't need anymore so that you can sell it as junk.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 6, 2015, 12:11 jacobvandy
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 6, 2015, 10:18:
That other Sony article is even worse.. the headline does not agree with the actual content ;p

"The biggest downside to PlayStation Now is that it's just so darn expensive"

So how does it turn a Smart TV into a fun gaming system?

What does one have to do with the other?
 
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