Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

PayPal Withholding Indie Game Dev's €600,000 Account

10Neon Re:I think an Indie game developer found.... (775 comments)

Incidentally, two of the things he intends to do with that money are to hire a website developer and an artist =p

more than 3 years ago
top

PayPal Withholding Indie Game Dev's €600,000 Account

10Neon Re:Just plain stupid (775 comments)

The developer was busy traveling to the US visiting Bungie and Valve.

more than 3 years ago
top

PayPal Withholding Indie Game Dev's €600,000 Account

10Neon Re:Oooh! Conspiracy theory! Follow the money. (775 comments)

Here's some math for you:

The game is sold for 10 euro a copy.

600,000 / 10 = 60,000 copies sold in one month.

1 month = 30 days

60,000 / 30 = 2000 copies/day

That means, on average, the game sold 2000 copies every day of the last month.

Is that a reasonable number?

On the minecraft site, the number of copies sold in the last 24 hours is constantly shown. As of this post that number is 4486. So it is clear that 2000/day is well within the realm of possibility.

This isn't even a particularly massive number for a successful indie game. World of Goo was on sale last year (a year after it was originally released, I might add), and made 57,000 sales in a single week. (Due to the nature of that sale, about 17,000 basically got the game for free, so a more accurate number is around 40,000 sales over that period.)

So no- you really don't need a conspiracy theory to explain these numbers.

more than 3 years ago
top

Valve Delays Portal 2, Squashes Duke Nukem Rumors

10Neon Re:Half-Life 3? (135 comments)

Little-known fact: parent company and sister company are not actually the ones doing the developing.

more than 4 years ago
top

Actually visible to me right now, IRL:

10Neon Just the usual... (274 comments)

No one can see me right now but me, myself, the government, and the aliens.

more than 4 years ago
top

Math Anxiety Affects Skills As Basic As Counting

10Neon Re:Isn't it obvious ? (210 comments)

I'm pretty sure that point is still inside the sun, so it would still be heliocentric.

more than 4 years ago
top

Plasma Jets Could Replace Dental Drills

10Neon Re:Makes me wonder (131 comments)

They probably read a paper on other medical applications of plasma jets, and thought, "hey, this could apply to my field".

more than 4 years ago
top

Former Exec Says Electronic Arts "Is In the Wrong Business"

10Neon Re:Times have changed (180 comments)

A common error: the acquisition was the other way around- Activision was bought by the company that already owned Blizzard.

more than 4 years ago
top

Wii Hardware Upgrade Won't Happen Soon

10Neon Re:It makes sense really (325 comments)

Twilight Princess was a ported GameCube game, if that helps explain anything.

more than 4 years ago
top

Obama Appointee Sunstein Favors Infiltrating Online Groups

10Neon Re:Why fear terrorists... (689 comments)

Make these classes tough so that no one graduates without knowing how to deconstruct an argument.

What will that accomplish? All the conspiracy theorists end up being high school dropouts? They'll have to learn to use doublethink to be able to understand critical thinking and logic, and completely ignore it when regarding the object of their paranoia? It sounds a lot like what we already have.

more than 4 years ago
top

Robotics Prof Fears Rise of Military Robots

10Neon Re:Electromagnetic Pulse, anyone? (258 comments)

The most practical way to get an EMP is with a nuclear weapon. If your robots need shielding from EMP, you have bigger things to worry about.

more than 4 years ago
top

Man Uses Drake Equation To Explain Girlfriend Woes

10Neon Re:So essentially (538 comments)

Well, if you RTFA....
(He has a girlfriend)

more than 4 years ago
top

Graphic Novelist Calls For Better Game Violence

10Neon Re:weapons precision (465 comments)

Borderlands does this. Gaining experience while holding a weapon gives you experience in that weapon. Leveling up on a weapon grants the player things like accuracy, damage, and reload bonuses.

The Hunter class can put skill points toward reducing sway when scoped in.

more than 4 years ago
top

Priest Tells Poor To Shoplift

10Neon Re:huh? (86 comments)

Mod parent up- this is the correct description of moral relativism.

more than 4 years ago
top

Dark Matter Particles May Have Been Detected

10Neon Re:Solar activity (156 comments)

Screw that, I'll just move to Africa.

more than 4 years ago
top

Treading the Fuzzy Line Between Game Cloning and Theft

10Neon Re:Glass houses and all (235 comments)

Spore had barely been announced when flOw was released.

more than 4 years ago
top

StarCraft AI Competition Announced

10Neon Re:Brood War (200 comments)

Blizzard is basically trying to replicate all of the major features of a service like Steam, all in one go- and no, WoW expertise will only translate to the development slightly, if at all, since the Battle.net team is completely separate from the WoW team. It's not as if they just reassign all of their programmers (which likely don't even specialize in the kind of things a battle.net programmer would have to do), and put WoW expansions and updates on the back burner.
While there are undoubtedly other factors at play, I believe you are grossly overestimating the effects of those factors. Development time for a new service is more than sufficient a reason for a delay.
If I recall correctly, they were talking about Battle.net 2.0 features in a "we're going to have it but it's not implemented yet" way at this year's BlizzCon. That was three months ago. Considering the fact that is Blizzard we're talking about, a four or five month development time for anything is fast.

more than 4 years ago
top

StarCraft AI Competition Announced

10Neon Re:Brood War (200 comments)

Your reply seems to imply that their great market position automatically gives them the ability to poof complex software into existence.

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

Journals

10Neon has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...