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Virtual Reality: Purpose Beyond Gaming

Leonard Fedorov Nice summary. (72 comments)

Good thing it mentioned the anecdote about the eldery woman twice, otherwise I might have forgotten it. Clearly no one is proof reading these...

about 5 months ago
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The best computer upgrade I've ever done was:

Leonard Fedorov Missing option (522 comments)

Surely "Graphics Card", an important system component for many gamers (a fair few of whom browse this fine site) would be an upgrade worthy of consideration...?

more than 2 years ago
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British Airways Chief Slams US Security Requests

Leonard Fedorov Re:i'll show you offtopic (335 comments)

Its posts like this that are why we need a "-1 Timecube" moderation option.

more than 3 years ago
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Tensions Rise Between Gamers and Game Companies Over DRM

Leonard Fedorov Re:One opinion (447 comments)

Had I not spent my mod points earlier this very day, it would be insightful for you.

more than 4 years ago
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My Automobile Gets __ MPG

Leonard Fedorov Last option a bit redundant (1141 comments)

Given 12 parsecs is almost 10^10 trips around the full circumference of the earth, I would be more amazed that someone had done a grocery run exceeding this distance...

more than 4 years ago
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"Cumulative Voting" Method Gaining Attention

Leonard Fedorov Re:The Illinois experience (375 comments)

Based on actually reading the article it appears in (heresy around these parts I know, but it was linked earlier) I believe that picture specifically refers to case of a corporate election, where one's voting power is determined by how many shares in the company they own.

more than 4 years ago
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How many processes are running on your desktop box?

Leonard Fedorov Re:Clarification mayhaps? (382 comments)

I just went to task manager and read it off its process count.

more than 4 years ago
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An Early Look At Next-Gen Shooter Bodycount

Leonard Fedorov Re:Space Invaders (238 comments)

Also, reading the sales brief for a previous game (also named Bodycount, funnily enough) one notices a few.. marked similarities:
http://www.mobygames.com/game/operation-body-count

Quoting:
"OBC also features a near fully destructible environment; the Flame Thrower can set bad guys, scenery and the level itself on fire, which could make movement extremely hazardous for the player, especially as the fire randomly spreads. The Grenade launcher meanwhile can destroy any wall (with some hard coded exceptions)."

Which sounds just like what we have here. Except this game was released in 1994...
"Next Gen" huh?

more than 4 years ago
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Gran Turismo Gamer Becomes Pro Race Driver

Leonard Fedorov Re:Oh God (249 comments)

I think its "bailout" at the business management screen, all lower case.

more than 4 years ago
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US Tests System To Evade Foreign Web Censorship

Leonard Fedorov Right... (219 comments)

So the obvious way to maintain such secrecy is have it posted to slashdot.
Brilliant...

more than 5 years ago
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Is That "Sexting" Pic Illegal? A Scientific Test

Leonard Fedorov Re:nice... (711 comments)

So by that logic all people who play violent video games must automatically think that its ok to kill people in real life because we do in the game?

99.9% of people who play these games know they shouldn't kill other people and etc, but do so in the game because there are no consequences. Should we take away all violent video games just because of a 0.1% that might go on a school shooting spree?

more than 5 years ago
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Presidential Inauguration Hardware and Other Challenges

Leonard Fedorov Re:Huge waste of money (176 comments)

It does in the short term, but printing money in this manner is a very slipperly slope to deep government debt and inflation.

more than 5 years ago
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New Game Download Site Offers Play-As-You-Download Service

Leonard Fedorov Re:Not Exactly Original... (104 comments)

The source engine was, and still is, built with the capacity to perform file streaming of this sort. Its just never been implemented.

more than 5 years ago
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Valve's Gabe Newell On DRM

Leonard Fedorov Re:I like Steam (241 comments)

Because all pubishments for cheating infringement are handled completely via steam's account system - aka VAC bans.

more than 5 years ago
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Game Designer Makes Case For Used Games

Leonard Fedorov Re:It's Absurd! (209 comments)

I think it is... one touch login for all your games was one of the major selling features. Whereas your plan would require an unweildly amount of logins.

I think I'll pass on memorising 40 different logins and which games corrosponds to each.

Also.. how does that work with friends? Do you get each and every one of your friends to add all 40 of your accounts? And vice versa?

Unworkable.

more than 5 years ago
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Game Designer Makes Case For Used Games

Leonard Fedorov Re:It's Absurd! (209 comments)

In a retail used market, the publisher gains nothing, but pays nothing extra ("lost sales" nonwithstanding)
Whereas with Steam, Valve still has to foot a bandwidth bill.

If Valve took a small commission it might be workable, but I doubt it being seen any time soon - since the disadvantages of used games (potential damage, seller far away, postage, less choice?) evaporate as the entire thing is a download service. So the basically aid the sale of the exact same product as theirs, except they get less money.

This entire thing was discussed endlessly on the Steam Forums, and I think the answer was a resounding no.

more than 5 years ago
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Vital Parts of Games As DLC?

Leonard Fedorov Re:They're insane. (446 comments)

As much as I'd love to believe you, I'm gonna need a citation.

more than 5 years ago

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