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Nickname Jonjonz
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Description yadda yadda, woof woof
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Signed On Mar 23, 2012, 12:13
Total Comments 138 (Novice)
User ID 57379
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
15. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 8, 2017, 07:31 Jonjonz
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 7, 2017, 19:57:
Twitter, now with twice the stupid.

What could possibly go wrong with this scheme?
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 21, 2017, 07:56 Jonjonz
Why all the hot air about a few more McJobs. Amazon is known for being even worse of an employer than Wallmart, utilizing all kinds of ways to exploit their workforce.

It is amazing what a few beach or mountain dachas handed out to the city council members and key public administration officials will do.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
15. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 21, 2017, 07:48 Jonjonz
That article was nothing more than Korporate Fascist speak for "we would rather sell console multiplayer games to the great unwashed mass media consumer (console players) which is the largest market, than try and sell games to a smaller group of more educated and discerning PC gamers."

Great, leaves the PC gamer market wide open for games like the Witcher to thrive.
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Oct 20, 2017, 07:33 Jonjonz
All the better, a more open market for games like the Witcher, Wolfenstien, and Skyrim to laugh all the way to the bank.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Oct 17, 2017, 07:52 Jonjonz
If lootboxes gains enough tracktion with Korparate Amerka, expect to see this applied to all consumer goods, from groceries to gasoline.

On a side note, does anyone know the history of loot boxes, like what was the first game of any kind, in the world, to implement this kind of logic/con.

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Trailer
6. Re: Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Trailer Sep 20, 2017, 07:44 Jonjonz
With every release of a GW2 game promo, they get more and more like episode previews for children's cartoon shows like Transformers and He-man. Bad guys are identified by shrieking, gibbering, or thunderous low frequency growl speech, while the good guys all sound like characters out of the Archie cartoons, right down to their obligatory bad puns.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Aug 26, 2017, 07:45 Jonjonz
Facerig has been available on Steam for 2 years now for about $15 bucks, and it seems to work pretty well, but I don't see going concern MMO's rushing to adopt this tech. Its a fine tool for facial animation, but that's running as a single stand alone program. I doubt you can just pile it on top of game code that is already stretched to maintain decent frame rates.

As far as SC is concerned, this episode is loopy. What's next, the inclusion of "AromaRig, let your gaming pals smell the real you" pushes the SC launch back another indefinite period.

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News Comments > StarCraft Remastered Released
11. Re: StarCraft Remastered Released Aug 15, 2017, 07:36 Jonjonz
As usual StarCraft like all Blizzardware, always had the best CGI teasers and cutscenes, but I found the actual gameplay boring and bland compared to Command and Conquer or Total Annihilation. C+C at least had some character and humor, and TA was way more advanced with things like patrol and assist. I still played it and did enjoy it, just not as much as C+C or TA.

I think StarCraft appeals most to the multiplayer computer sport crowd as it's simplicity lends itself to spectating whereas more advanced and complex modern RTS are to complicated for the average person to watch and understand what is going on.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 19, 2017, 07:46 Jonjonz
New Products coming soon from ISPs.

Internet Gold package - access most popular big name sites and a monthly cap on all others.

Internet Blue package - access to three popular sites, and a very small monthly cap/throttle on all others.

Internet Basic - access to the ISP's portal and uncapped access to one other site a month, and no access to any other sites.

Hint, Basic will run you about what your current monthly bills is. Blue and Gold will be high end tickets for the 1%.

So this is where 20 years of corporations funding the rabble rousing knuckle dragging alt right radio and FoxTV, a rabble rouser President who talks the talk, but walks the corporate line while distracting the daily news cycle while the Republican Congress dismantles democracy and infrastructure and whatever else the robber Barons want.
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed May 17, 2017, 07:22 Jonjonz
Who gives a dam what some third rate close to failing website op ed has to say? Polygon looks to me like all they do is publish straight to web any game PR sent thier way.

Steam is not perfect, but...

It allows me to own a large growing collection of games, that I can install and play anytime, without having to devote a walkin closet to storing the roach house retail boxes.

When I choose a game to play from my collection, Steam patches it with the latest version without annoying me.

It also offers me access to a community that includes Steam Workshops where I can contribute user generated game content (mods, skins, maps etc.) and get the user generated content created by other fans.

They have the same problems any large successful enterprise has these days, but at least 99% it works, it has the games I want, and it often sells them to me at a great price.
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News Comments > NY Times on Star Citizen
14. Re: NY Times on Star Citizen May 11, 2017, 08:00 Jonjonz
You really know that the NYT is no longer the gold standard for USA journalism, when they basically just reprint press releases from con man Roberts.  
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News Comments > PC VANQUISH This Month
3. Re: PC VANQUISH This Month May 11, 2017, 07:43 Jonjonz

Whoop De Do, another mediocre 3rd person console rail twitch shooter that did not sell well, and now the owners try to eke out a few bucks by porting it to Windoz.

I'll pass.
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News Comments > Secret World Legends Next Month
5. Re: Secret World Legends Next Month May 10, 2017, 07:56 Jonjonz
Funcom burned me bad with Anarchy Online, a wonderful MMO at first, that sucked me in and kept me playing for a number of years, until I realized how little effort the company was putting into maintaining and developing it with the subscription dollars I sent them. I left for newer, shinyer MMO type games and never once have been foolish enough to buy into any of thier 'new' games.

They seem to love starting new games, but quickly get bored with them and instead of improving them, they just start another new game, while still ekking out what ever game subs and microtransactions they can from the still running but neglected games. This of course spreads thier workforce ever thinner, resulting in really crappy quality.
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News Comments > Valve Outlines Steam Inner Workings and Future Plans
18. Re: Valve Outlines Steam Inner Workings and Future Plans May 10, 2017, 07:46 Jonjonz
If Valve was really serious about this and not just doing a vanity PR BS routine, they would add a box to the home page that would include any games on my wishlist that are on sale. I have a long wishlist and I don't have time to scan the whole thing every day to see what is on sale, and I don't have time to wade through email spam notifications either. They should take a que from "Is there any deal" and Razor and leverage their customers wishlists better.

I often like to browse the under $10 list on Steam, but it requires me to set the filters every single time. Why can't it remember my filter preferences? Duh.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation May 9, 2017, 07:22 Jonjonz
Yea lets de-regulate the internet, we see how well that turned out for air travel.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 21, 2016, 07:32 Jonjonz

Game DVR is a joke.

Biggest flaw is it will only capture the contents of one window.

If you want to capture the desktop and one or more windows, it fails.
PIP fails as well. Try running a full screen border-less window with two PIPs in the corners. DVR captures the full screen window, but leaves holes where the PIPs were.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 7, 2016, 08:04 Jonjonz
Hopefully more states and the feds will pounce on all online gaming gambling in its many forms much like they have chose to fight pot instead of narcotics.

The sellers are not as dangerous as narcotics mobs, and are easy to arrest and put in jail, while the agencies can rack up their yearly stats.

The only question is will the big players like Valve fight back in the courts or kowtow.

From two days ago...

Case Dismissed

This comment was edited on Oct 7, 2016, 09:14.
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News Comments > Quoteworthy: Geoff Keighley on No Man's Sky's Pricing
17. Re: Quoteworthy: Geoff Keighley on No Man's Sky's Pricing Oct 7, 2016, 07:43 Jonjonz
Gamers are so gullible. The industry media have them conditioned to salivate for months based only on hype, and CGI such that large numbers of them buy in long before the actual product is available.

The movie industry I am sure is quite jealous of this, imagine hyping up movies with CGI trailers that show nothing that actually appears in the movie, with plenty of suckers buying tickets months in advance.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Riaa is braindead Sep 28, 2016, 07:34 Jonjonz
What a clueless move.
It is Google that is raking in the money on this, not the mp3 rip plugin maker.

Anyone can copy digital media and upload it to Google and then Google slaps adds on it, and rewards the uploader, while the copyright holder gets zip.

You can find most recent blockbuster movies on Google along with "lyric" videos of most popular music. My understanding is Google pays nothing to the copyright holders or a token few pennies.

The RIAA either does not think they can take on money bags Google, or they are just plain ignorant, like they were when they totally missed the boat when digital media became common.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 27, 2016, 07:50 Jonjonz
Just like other businesses, NOT

1. Depends on Government, ie. taxpayers to give them a mostly free ride on/in stringing cable through public infrastructure (sewers and utility lines.

2. Depends on Government, ie. taxpayers to grant them monopoly to the use of public infrastructure for profit and a monopoly on ISP service in that area.

ISPs are not an industry, they are a racket.
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