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Star Wars To Air As Animated Sitcom

Cornflake917 Re:on the up side (268 comments)

The people who did the commentary in MST3K are still making fun of movies. Look up "RiffTrax" on google. They have indeed made fun of all 6 episodes of Star Wars as well as the Star Wars holiday special.

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard Previews Revamped Battle.net

Cornflake917 Re:Facebattle.net (188 comments)

Battle.net had one ad displayed at the top of the screen. Are you not able to move your eyeballs down?

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard Previews Revamped Battle.net

Cornflake917 Re:Facebattle.net (188 comments)

The new Battle.net will give you more tools to make it easier to play with your close friends and avoid people you don't want to play with. Why would be against this?

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard Previews Revamped Battle.net

Cornflake917 Re:Facebattle.net (188 comments)

Starcraft II will have a single player mode.

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard Previews Revamped Battle.net

Cornflake917 Re:Who cares? (188 comments)

Yeah, except the part where they also had to remove compatibility with Warcraft II's files to avoid getting sued. That's how the whole freaking project *started*, btw, as a way to play an improved version of Warcraft II. Somebody does that to ID's games and they give it their kudos. Somebody does that to Valve's games and they freaking advertise it on their website. Somebody does that to *Blizzard*, however, and here comes the lawyers.

You make such biased political comparisons. At least say what Valve game and what id (not ID) game you are talking about.

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard Previews Revamped Battle.net

Cornflake917 Re:Who cares? (188 comments)

I'm assuming the $180 is implying that Starcraft II is going to be released in 3 iterations each priced at $60. You're most likely wrong. The devs said that the 2nd and 3rd campaigns will be more like expansions packs, and will be priced accordingly. Besides it's not like you're forced to buy all three games.

What makes you think you will be constantly pestered to buy maps? Wouldn't you want to see what kind of cool mods/maps the community made without having to jump through hoops to search them? You post is devoid of logic and common sense.

more than 4 years ago
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Game Distribution Platforms Becoming Annoyingly Common

Cornflake917 Re:Steam and Electronic Arts (349 comments)

The bits wouldn't be random. They would be encrypted, but not random.

In other words, someone (probably Valve before they sell Steam to another company) will create a patch that will allow you to play the games.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Programming a Lucrative Profession?

Cornflake917 Re:Are nerds not aware (844 comments)

Why is your company hiring people that only know interpreted languages when your company mainly uses "real" languages? That's very strange to me. I also find it odd (and funny) that you that you blame programming languages for your co-workers incompetence, then in the next sentence complain about how your coworkers blame a programming language for their incompetence.

As C++ programmer with 10 years of experience, and about 5 years of C# experience, I can tell you that C#, Java, etc. can be very useful tools for the right type of software. People who know these languages can be very valuable for the right company.

To be honest, if I were a manager I would not hire someone who is so narrow-minded about programing languages. Computer Science is not a static field. Don't expect them to teach the same things they taught 20 years go.

more than 4 years ago
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The Nuking of Duke Nukem

Cornflake917 Re:Developers with style (325 comments)

Would you be quick to snap up someone whose only professional credit was "Worked on a game for 12 years that never came out"?

After seeing some of the last videos of the gameplay before DNF got axed, my answer to that would be: yes, fuck yes.

more than 4 years ago
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When Developers Work Late, Should the Manager Stay?

Cornflake917 Re:It's called a team (426 comments)

Leadership is often like dancing tango: the trick is knowing when to do nothing.

What the hell makes you think that slashdotters know anything about tango? Please stick to car analogies.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Console Gaming Dying?

Cornflake917 Re:Something wrong with the sales model? (496 comments)

Didn't MW2 break sales records at that price point? Also, this price point isn't any more expensive than price points of the past after inflation is factored in.

The article discussed how the consoles are losing profits, not the game developers themselves. I think adjusting the price of all games is a very simplistic answer to a very complicated problem. As an indie game developer, I have had seen peers actually sell less units by reducing their price. Sometimes reducing the price also reduces the perceived value, and that is definitely not going to help game companies mitigate losses.

more than 4 years ago
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EA Flip-Flops On Battlefield: Heroes Pricing, Fans Angry

Cornflake917 Re:Entitlement psychology (221 comments)

I bet the same people who want to get all the content for free, are the same people who whine about prescription drug prices. "Why charge me $20 for a pill that costs $0.0002 to make?". They don't care how much money and effort went into making the product, or about all the people who have mortgages to pay and children to feed who worked on it... they just want everything to be delivered to them for FREE, because they're the only people in the world who matter.

People aren't whining about prescription drug prices because of the difference between the price and the cost to make. They are whining because drug companies are making exorbitant amount of money, most of which is ending up in the pocket's of CEO's. Unless the CEO has like 2 billion mouths to feed and has a mortgage on an entire Caribbean island, I'm pretty sure these whiny people are justified.

more than 4 years ago
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StarCraft AI Competition Announced

Cornflake917 Re:Does AI have to be good? (200 comments)

RTFA.

The competition is being held by Expressive Intelligence Studio at an AI conference. Blizzard has nothing to do with this, AFAIK.

about 5 years ago
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Project Natal Release Details Emerge

Cornflake917 Re:As to what PN is... (173 comments)

So will Sony's new control system that competes with Natal will be called Project Bortion?

about 5 years ago
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Review: Dragon Age: Origins

Cornflake917 Re:Black Isle (452 comments)

The more people try to milk a game beyond it's cost the longer before they actually develop something new and interesting.

It's a shame that game companies actually have to, you know...make money...if they want to survive in the industry.

about 5 years ago
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Epic Releases Free Version of Unreal Engine

Cornflake917 Re:Still behind id (217 comments)

Look at any multi-player game that runs on the Source engine. The source code isn't released and there are cheaters everywhere.

Quake is a poor example because it was one of the first FPS multiplayer games that became popular. If the amount of cheaters start at 0 or a very small number, increasing the amount by tenfold isn't really hard to do.

about 5 years ago
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Why Doesn't Exercise Lead To Weight Loss?

Cornflake917 Re:Hackers Diet FTW. (978 comments)

Long term, muscle mass needs feeding. That's why your body gets rid of it if you don't use it - it's a waste of energy. You put muscle mass on, you burn calories whether you use it or not. Granted, it takes a lot. The best to focus on (so I'm told) is leg muscle, as they're already big and building them up is relatively easy (running/cycling/walking all do it).

I can attest to this. Being a soccer player my whole life has given me some pretty muscular legs. Mind you, they aren't body-builder-muscular, but they are pretty strong. At age 27, I am completely incapable of gaining weight. I play two soccer games a week, and it seems to be enough to where I can eat whatever I want, and my weight stays around 160 at 5'11. I've tried gaining upper body mass and it's quite difficult. I honestly feel that I have to quit playing soccer (won't happen) if I really wanted to gain some weight.

about 5 years ago
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Epic Releases Free Version of Unreal Engine

Cornflake917 Re:Still behind id (217 comments)

Any popular multiplayer game is going to get hacked (especially PC FPS's). There really is no way around it. Whether your source is out there or not, people will reverse engineer the code and find a way. As an indie developer, I can only hope that my game becomes popular enough that people would create cheats for it. Regardless, security through obscurity is not something that a developer should rely on, and rarely does these days. Most companies take a proactive stance against cheating, which is really the best way to combat it.

about 5 years ago
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Scientists Build a Smarter Rat

Cornflake917 Re:The world needs this.... (302 comments)

icanhazcheezeburger.com will change to MayIPleaseHaveAGardenBurger.com?

about 5 years ago
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Nintendo Announces DSi XL

Cornflake917 Re:After reading the tech specs I can see (179 comments)

To read Slashdot, you'd think Nintendo is experiencing exponential profits growth, and the Xbox 360 outsells the PS3 10-to-1.

I thinking you must read a different slashdot than I do. There is a rather substantial anti-MS crowd here that talk down the 360 every chance they get. It's more like this:

Wii: The Jesus of consoles.
360: A machine that does nothing except RROD.
PS3: Sony installs rootkits on your computer!!!

about 5 years ago

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X-Box 360 Indie Devs Disappointed with Sales

Cornflake917 Cornflake917 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Cornflake917 (515940) writes "It's been four months since Microsoft launched Community Games, an independent games focused compliment to Xbox Live Arcade fueled by games created with the company's free-to-download XNA Games Studio software. During these four months, however, developers have had no idea how well (or poorly) their games are selling, the only metric being Major Nelson top-ten lists or user created leaderboards. The numbers are finally in, and many developers have seen disappointment, while a few hobbyists have actually made a decent profit."
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Cornflake917 Cornflake917 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Cornflake917 (515940) writes "I currently have my bachelors in Computer Science. I've landed a decent paying position that I've been working at over a year now. Every once in a while, I get to work on an interesting project. However, I'm starting to get burned out. I really think a 40 hour work week is just too much for me. After about 5-6 hours of work, my mind just shuts down for the day. You may consider me lacking of passion, but I really want to work less. I only get three weeks of vacation a year. I wouldn't mind taking a serious pay cut if I only had to work 9 months out of the year and about 20-30 hours a week. What type of part-time software jobs, if any, are available to me?"

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