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Carmack: Next-Gen Console Games Will Still Aim For 30fps

orthicviper Re:Detail (230 comments)

double the detail at 30 fps over half the detail at 60 fps kinda worthless because it is hard to see finer details at a low 30fps rate.

about a year and a half ago
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Carmack: Next-Gen Console Games Will Still Aim For 30fps

orthicviper give me back 16-bit and glorious 60fps (230 comments)

I miss the old days of 16-bit games where it was always 60 fps. I remember playing Sonic the Hedgehog games with speed and fluidity before Sega gimped him to at times even less than 30 fps. This 30fps target is the biggest reason I prefer PC over consoles :/ . That and my "moral" opposition to fragmenting gamers across several locked and closed down game systems.

about a year and a half ago
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Judge Orders Man To Delete Revenge Blog

orthicviper Re:What he should have done... (590 comments)

I see your point. Like, it's offensive to talk about Nazism and how Jews are bad. But if you're a Muslim it's okay to praise Mohammad who also hated Jews. If Nazis wanted to be accepted in modern society, they'd have to say Hitler was a prophet of God, like Mohammad. Then they could claim religious freedom and say anyone who mocked Nazism was a bigot.

more than 2 years ago
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PS Vita Specs Announced

orthicviper Vita makes Wii U obsolete (259 comments)

since vita can also be a ps3 controller, if you buy it and already have a ps3, you just made the Wii U obsolete. who will buy a Wii U when vita can do similar graphics and yet is entirely portable? i'm not paying 250 dollars for a vita though...after seeing how crappy their d-pad on psp was which made diagonals nearly impossible, and a lackluster "analog" slide pad, i don't want to risk paying such a price for a portable device only to be stuck with crappy controls.

about 3 years ago
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3DS and Vita Face Tough Battle Against Smartphones

orthicviper Re:3ds and vita are not in danger (138 comments)

Well Nintendo may have made a mistake then to focus so much on casuals. But casual gamers can't be dismissed too easy as still wanting dedicated portable game systems over smartphones, they will still want good gameplay that iPhones can't often provide for many game genres. Like Call of Duty I consider more of a casual game. Most people who for example bought CoD4 would play on hardcore mode (makes all weapons kill quickly for example), which removes much of the gameplay variations and cheapens the necessity of skill, and the game didn't offer a lot aside from airstrikes and guns, not even explosive barrels could be found in that interactivity-lacking game. People like that will still want buttons I think...But if you are talking of people so casual that they wouldn't even like CoD4 on hardcore mode, I think they'd be happy just buying a computerized playing card game. If smartphones change the industry, then I hope I see less crapware and development of less serious games out on 3ds/vita in the future and the don't-really-like-video-games-much people just stay happy with their $1 game purchaes, so everybody wins.

about 3 years ago
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3DS and Vita Face Tough Battle Against Smartphones

orthicviper 3ds and vita are not in danger (138 comments)

All these articles nowadays saying dedicated handheld gaming systems are threatened by smartphones need to stop. The justification that smartphones offer cheap and good-enough games is like saying no one would buy a an original Game Boy because buying a crossword puzzle book would be cheaper and good enough. As long as smartphones don't have physical buttons, they are at a serious disadvantage. I'd rather pay 40 bucks for Street Fighter 4 on 3ds than pay 1 dollar for it on an iPhone.

about 3 years ago
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Sony Won't Invest As Heavily In PlayStation 4

orthicviper Re:Unsurprising (353 comments)

perhaps you noticed the ass framerates on the ps3 ports, though

more than 2 years ago
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Nintendo Warns 3D Games Can Ruin Children's Eyes

orthicviper Re:What I have been telling people. (229 comments)

sounds like your problems started from the moment you were using 2D displays ;].

more than 3 years ago
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Playstation 3 Code Signing Cracked For Good

orthicviper Re:Invalidate Private Keys (534 comments)

1. Take out Linux functionality to provoke hackers to unlock your PS3
2. Boost hardware sales from all the people buying PS3's to play pirated games, while acting innocent to your third party game developers
3. ????
4. PROFIT!!!

more than 3 years ago
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The Right's War On Net Neutrality

orthicviper Re:The Rights View of Net Neutrality (945 comments)

A company that lets that happen probably wouldn't be in business for long. And if there were no government inspectors, there could be various businesses that do checks on the business and certify them as safe. Government really isn't necessary for the job of inspection to be done. People could only choose to buy meat certified by whatever certification-business they trust most, instead of the FDA. Look at all the bad medicine the FDA lets slip through and kill people. Can we trust the FDA to prevent us from being fed human sausage?

more than 3 years ago
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The Right's War On Net Neutrality

orthicviper Re:The evil "American Right"... (945 comments)

Who will have a say in how this law is written? My guess is it will ONLY be the biggest corporations out there, and some people in the government who want to expand the power of the government. There's not enough freedom-loving guys like Ron Paul working high up in the government to make sure that any net neutrality that passes is really going to be beneficial. There's too much money and power involved in the internet for any law on it to turn out good. I consider it a miracle it ever turned out as free as it did.

more than 3 years ago
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Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

orthicviper Re:I think the title should be... (1352 comments)

obama a terrible president. government regulation of business is not going to help poor or middle class. it just means that the elite are writing regulations that help big business. we didn't need obama's healthcare overhaul, we needed less government involvement in healthcare. all i've seen government do to anything is make it corrupt, costly and inefficient. how much more do we need the wealthy taxed? they already pay half the income tax in USA. i want them investing in USA, not just letting their money go idle or sending it overseas so it will hide from taxes. i don't blame them wanting to hide it from taxes either. the government just wastes it most of the time. and that moron actually supports the TSA, so now if i want to fly I have to go get my balls touched by someone who hasn't changed his glove from the last 100 passengers he's touched and who knows how many diseases i'll get. obama's doesn't want to help the middle and lower class, but rather make the middle class poor. the democrats here don't want a prosperous country, it's not to their political advantage. i'm dirt poor but i'm not a simpleton enough to think the democratic party or Obama is the solution to my troubles.

more than 3 years ago
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The 5-Year Console Cycle Is Dead

orthicviper someones gonna give consumers what they want (422 comments)

it may not be to microsoft, sony or nintendo's benefit to make a new system, but what is to stop Electronic Arts, Matsushita, Philips, NEC or someone else among these who has attempted before, from trying again? or they can do like Sony did and bravely enter into the video game console business for the first time. since the big 3 don't seem to be working on any hardware, now would be a good time to jump in since all 3 are too scared to do it since they want to squeeze more out of the current hardware than they ever wanted to before.

more than 3 years ago
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Net Neutrality — Threat Or Menace?

orthicviper Re:Ideology (253 comments)

societal equality brought about by bringing the quality of life of the middle and upper classes down, or bringing the lower classes up?

about 4 years ago
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NCsoft Sued For Making Lineage II 'Too Addictive'

orthicviper Re:"Wahh, I'm a victim! Waahhh!" (360 comments)

ya, that bastard should be forced to pay a fine to cover tax cost for this frivolous case. or maybe just be forced to carry a sign outside that says "my last name is smallwood". i have a feeling though that this bozo has no sense of dignity anyway and doesn't know what shame is. perhaps the last name robbed him of any dignity he had left.

about 4 years ago
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BFG Tech Sending Out RMA Denial Letters, 'Winding Down Business'

orthicviper Re:Too bad it's not EVGA going under. (327 comments)

video card technology doesn't drop in price well. if you bought an 8800 ultra on May 2007, to replace it with a comparable product would cost 200 dollars. 4 years might not be enough for an RMA policy.

about 4 years ago
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Android Outsells iPhone In Last 6 Months

orthicviper Re:Already #1 in the US market (514 comments)

does expressing a non-liberal viewpoint really get you negative moderation? if so, why does that dude who has the Thatcher quote "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" never get mod'd down?

about 4 years ago
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What's Wrong With the American University System

orthicviper Re:And yet- (828 comments)

it's amazing how operatives from Moscow have devised this grand scheme to infiltrate our schools and media. no one else is as motivated as these Marxists and progressives, because they are motivated by insanity. they are a minority of the population but they still know how to game the system as though they were the majority. if Bill Ayers had his way, millions of capitalists would be dead. it is up to the rest of us to become aware and let the salvation of earth be our motivation. once they have USA, they'll go for the world. well actually they already are going for the world.

about 4 years ago

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