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Nickname Jonjonz
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Signed On Mar 23, 2012, 12:13
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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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News Comments > Evening Interviews
7. Re: Evening Interviews - CR PR Nov 10, 2015, 06:36 Jonjonz
 

"All of the money is going into development of this all encompassing open world space MMORPG, but after all this time, we think we are close to releasing a stripped down alpha of just arena space combat maybe."

Spot lights go off, make up artist cleans off CR's face, hair stylist leaves the room, cameramen leave the room, post-production guys go to work, and upload to YouTube. Scriptwriters heave a sigh of relief and go to work on the next one as well as daily, weekly and monthly cheer-leading reports.

Still bleeding money into PR.

So when is the next ship JPEG sale slated?
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Re Microsoft's Minecraft in Schools Jul 4, 2015, 08:26 Jonjonz
 
Way to go Redmond. Destroy you market by making what was once improvisational fun into a required course. Can't think of a better way to turn kids off a game.

So what is the catch? They school has to buy into Office backend or ?
 
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News Comments > On Star Citizen FPS Delays
71. Re: On Star Citizen FPS Delays Jun 30, 2015, 07:37 Jonjonz
 
Great case study of how to make 10s of millions through creative writing.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 24, 2015, 08:07 Jonjonz
 
2D??

Space Engineers for people with really old computers I guess.

 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 07:22 Jonjonz
 
Another Korporation where the PR department has a bigger budget and more say in what gets done, than the R&D and content writers do.

Ten pounds of your usual PR flak/speak.

Never a good sign.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Preorders
18. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of the Storm Preorders Jun 18, 2015, 09:07 Jonjonz
 
I started playing GW2 during beta and played through the first year and a half before quitting it after they established a track record of what that promised regular content updates would be: tons of jumping puzzles, cash shop funny hats, and the most offensively cloying and hack job writing called "the living story." Their trailers have always been about glorious action and flashy finishing moves, but 90% of each content update is fluff and mini-games that do not appeal to me.

Coming to it from previously playing Perfect World, there is so much they copied from that game, "legendary gear", guild halls, large scale PVP, endless randomly generated dungeons with infinite difficulty levels, the list of copied features goes on and on. While half as grindy as PW, GW2 brings nothing original to the table.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 17, 2015, 19:26 Jonjonz
 
Microsoft is trying to pull an Apple move concerning media.

In 10 they are pulling anything that will play media that is not encrypted with DRM. They are doing away with Microsoft media center.
Say hello to some typically Microsoft named pay to play music rental store.

Bill and Co. saw how the locked down ipad environment was and said "gotta have that in the next Windows version."

I would not be surprised if access to files and file managers are also in their targeting scope.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 17, 2015, 19:13 Jonjonz
 
These articles try to paint a picture of this being a fairly limited phenomena, but from my viewpoint it is indicative of almost all online games now. They almost all have cash shops of one type or another, and various ways to exchange real money for value in the game.

I see it simply as an extension of lifestyle consumption. Up until the 90s, people could still afford to define their lifestyles with purchases of the items and accouterments of their chosen focus. Between the destruction of jobs and the middle class income, they can no longer afford to buy real things to define their lifestyle but now purchase digital goods and services to define their digital lifestyle.

Almost every online game I have played in the last 5 years has been filled with people who freely speed upwards of $250 a month on in game purchases. That amount won't buy much in real world lifestyle gear, but it does quite nicely in the virtual world.

There is a digital gold rush going on right now.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite OS X Plans
5. Re: Fortnite OS X Plans Jun 9, 2015, 07:55 Jonjonz
 
Loadout with conservative toons.

Been there, done that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 5, 2015, 09:12 Jonjonz
 
First they rip put media center.

Once that has happened, they will release an automatic update that prevents any other media programs like VLC from working.

Say goodby to open architecture and hello to DRM.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
12. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 5, 2015, 09:04 Jonjonz
 
Canned PR BS. No one talks like that.

 
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News Comments > Överwatch Trailer
10. Re: Överwatch Trailer Jun 5, 2015, 07:26 Jonjonz
 
Obviously corporate Blizzard/Activision has gone the cereal/softdrink route with this, spend 50% or more of your budget on slick and plentiful advertising while churning out a flashy knockoff.

There is a reason why FPS games have languished.
 
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News Comments > LEGO Worlds Announced; Early Access Begins
14. Re: LEGO Worlds Announced; Early Access Begins Jun 3, 2015, 09:33 Jonjonz
 
Given Lego's past PC forays, I would expect this to be fully sub-optimal compared to Minecraft, 1/10 the utility, with payments to flesh it out.

Shovelware like this, is going the same way as fast food, it's time is past. The market is just not there in sufficient numbers like it was when the baby boom peaked at it's game buying stage.

 
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News Comments > Overwatch Video
12. Re: Overwatch Video May 30, 2015, 09:04 Jonjonz
 
Looks like they are playing in jello. Slow, movement with lots of frame drops. Probably won't play at all over normal U.S. average Internet speeds.

What do you follow a blatant TF rip with HD graphics with?

Think Minecraft in high def. but heavily cash shop gated items.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvP Beta Next Week
1. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns PvP Beta Next Week May 30, 2015, 07:18 Jonjonz
 
Nobody does hype like GW2's PR department. But, role-playing in PvP? Some one in their marketing droids seem confused on that mix.  
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