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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

Blackwulf He never was making a VR port. (300 comments)

One thing to realize is that Notch really never had any plans of making a VR port of Minecraft. In the past, he has stated that because of the JAVA technology used in Minecraft, it was too difficult to do it right, and they were having a problem making the UI work. They weren't very thrilled with the way the Minecrift mod did it, and wanted to do it better, but it just wasn't possible.

(In fact, the Minecrift mod doesn't even work with anything higher than 1.6, which means you can only use it in singleplayer or on servers that never upgraded. This is because of how much things have changed in the code between 1.6 and 1.7.)

So, Notch actually abandoned the effort sometime last year.

Last year: "We aren't making a Rift port because it's just too difficult with our current codebase."
Yesterday: "We aren't making a Rift port because Facebook."

To me, it sounds like a convenient excuse to cover up the fact that their codebase is really messy and can't do as much as they wish it could. We can blame it on Zuck now!

about 6 months ago
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Zynga Accused of Cloning Hit Indie iPhone Game Tiny Tower

Blackwulf Re:SimTower (245 comments)

Except Tiny Tower plays differently and has different game mechanics than SimTower. But you're right, they LOOK the same. But that's about it.

more than 2 years ago
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First Observational Test of the "Multiverse"

Blackwulf Re:BS (258 comments)

I am going to make the assumption that you are living in the US (based on your other posts.)

Considering that the summary says that "UK Physicists" are researching this, my guess is that neither you nor I are paying for this as a US taxpayer.

more than 3 years ago
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PlayStation Network Hack Will Cost Sony $170M

Blackwulf Re:Define "suffered from the outage" (189 comments)

I imagine publishers that make their living selling downloadable games on PSN suffered from this outage in a highly economic way.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Teach Programming With BASIC?

Blackwulf Re:BASIC Programmers Never Die... (709 comments)

You mean they GOTO

Nope, you can't RETURN from a GOTO. The RETURN command only works with a GOSUB, where it stores the line you came from - so you can execute the same block of code at different areas.

more than 3 years ago
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$2,000 Bounty For Open Source Xbox Kinect Drivers

Blackwulf The Xbox 360 Does Not Do Offline Updates (274 comments)

Actually it's the PS3 that has offline updates and downloads, and even then, only when you buy the Playstation Plus service and activate the feature as it's disabled by default. (And, it only downloads the update, you still have to update it yourself.) The Wii checks for "messages" but does not download or update anything unless you're there at the machine. The Xbox 360 does not wake up to install or download things, it does it when you log into Xbox LIVE.

Sorry for bringing facts into your rant, I know that's not what you're supposed to do on teh intarwebs. But it might be interesting information for someone who doesn't know anything about the wake up features of the current gen consoles.

more than 3 years ago
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NCsoft Sued For Making Lineage II 'Too Addictive'

Blackwulf He was banned in 2009. (360 comments)

I skimmed NCSoft's defense pdf (linked in the Wired article) and it winds up that the guy in question was involved in real-money transfers and had all of his accounts banned from Lineage II in 2009.

Could that possibly be the REAL reason he's suing?

more than 4 years ago
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Darker, Edgier Mickey Mouse In New Video Game?

Blackwulf Not Epic Studios. (9 comments)

According to TFA, Disney confirmed a new Mickey Mouse video game from Junction Point Studios, which was bought by Disney Interactive in 2007. The game is merely titled "Epic Mickey" - the Gears and Unreal developer has no hand in it.

Yeah, the summary confused me, too.

more than 4 years ago
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Guitar Hero World Tour Won't Allow Copyright Infringement

Blackwulf Re:Does this mean no sampling too? (92 comments)

You can't record on the vocal track. You have to use the in-game instruments only - no external samples.

more than 5 years ago

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