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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

stms Re:There are several good indie titles (669 comments)

Yeah there are lot of mechanics stacked on top of the COD core of the game but the shooting itself (which is the core of any FPS) feels like COD. Which isn't a bad thing the core mechanics of COD feel very good. Stacking all those extra mechanics on top of the COD mechanics makes them slightly interesting again.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

stms Re:There are several good indie titles (669 comments)

Check out Rogue Legacy it's one of the best games I've played recently.

If multiplayer is more your thing I've been playing Loadout it's one of the first free-to-play games I've actually enjoyed.

I had access to the Titanfall beta if Call of Duty with Mechs sounds cool to you then you'll probably like it. The whole game is much better implemented than COD.

The Dolphin Emulator Devs finally fixed some major problems with Wind Waker in the latest snapshot so I've been going back to that.

For upcoming games the two I'm most anticipating are The Witness and No Man's Sky. Though I'm highly skeptical of No Man's Sky. It's incredibly ambitious for the small team working on it.

about 2 months ago
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Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

stms Re:Future? (745 comments)

I think what he means is our simulation is a simulation of the original programmers universe and one day in the future our simulation will simulate the programmer that wrote the simulation for our universe. Which begs the question how many levels of simulation are we from the original?

about 2 months ago
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Carbon Nanotubes and Spongy Polymer Help Transistors Stretch

stms Stop!!! (17 comments)

You can stop posting a /. story for every new application for Carbon Nanotubes we get it they can do everything. At this point I would be more surprised if it was discovered that there was something they couldn't do.

about 3 months ago
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Steam Controller Hands-on

stms Re:This thing is DOA (138 comments)

I'm confused if there aren't any games for SteamOS doesn't that make it exactly the same as PS4/Xbone?

about 3 months ago
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The Geek Group's Hacker-Oriented High Voltage Lab In Michigan Damaged by Fire

stms Re:Not again... (65 comments)

It seems plausible that a group of people regularly hacking high voltage equipment might have multiple incidents of fire. I would however be leery about taking their advice regarding the matter.

about 3 months ago
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Sony Issues Detailed PS4 FAQ Ahead of Launch

stms Re:Brazil charges prohibitive import duty (312 comments)

The Xbox One is almost half the price of the PS4 in Brazil. So, Brazil's ridiculous Tariff is not the only thing making the PS4 expensive.

about 6 months ago
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File-Sharing Site Was Actually an Anti-Piracy Honeypot

stms Re:Whaaa? (225 comments)

I can name one Kim Dotcom. Though admittedly that's the only one.

about 6 months ago
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Full Screen Mario: Making the Case For Shorter Copyrights

stms Re:Slow (361 comments)

It does say beta so don't expect it to run perfectly. Really this is /. I shouldn't have to explain that.

about 5 months ago
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IsoHunt Settles With MPAA, Will Shut Down And Pay Up to $110 Million

stms Re:Dysfunctional legal system. (245 comments)

Not siding with MPAA but the U.S. dollar is imaginary money.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Exec Says Xbox One Kinect Is Not Built For Advertising

stms Re:We can trust them (75 comments)

Most likely they're not lying. It's not built for advertising. The fact that they will be able to use it for advertising is just incidental. Personally I will not buy a Kinect. If they want to try to sell me a Xbone without a Kinect there may be a chance of me buying it shortly before hell freezes over.

about 6 months ago
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Are Shuttered Gov't Sites Actually Saving Money?

stms Re:I don't know if Obama planned it this way... (668 comments)

With all the small gov't Tea Party blather out there it's nice for Americans to be reminded that gov't is a tool, and one they depend on. I for one don't want to see EPA regulation, anti-slavery and usury laws, OSHA Safety and FDA regulations go away.

Maybe if the shutdown goes on long enough people will start to miss government. But I doubt in the short term that a small number of websites used by a small number of people is going to have any impact on how people view government. In fact the more people will probably think something like "the government shut down and everything is just fine why do we need so much government".

about 6 months ago
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What Valve's Announcements Mean for Gaming

stms Re:When will the right people get to test controll (182 comments)

I've watched a bunch of stuff (indie-game the movie, Interviews, ext.) with Tommy Refenes and Honestly if I trust anyone's opinion on input it's him. Doesn't mean he couldn't be wrong but if he says it works well that's a pretty good sign to me.

about 7 months ago
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Myst Was Supposed To Change the Face of Gaming. What Is Its Legacy?

stms Re:Obligatory (374 comments)

Jonathan Blow is considered the father of the current indie game craze after the success of Braid. Having played Braid it's quite good. The Witness is a 3D rendered game Myst wasn't much more than a cleaver series of pictures. The art style and basic game play concept are both inspired by Myst. I've actually had several friends say "this looks like Myst" when I've sent them some screenshots and the trailer. Did you even watch the PS4 trailer? It will be released on PS4/PC/iOS simultaneously with the possibility for other consoles coming later. Lastly the PS3/360 are almost 8 years old it really isn't that much of a stretch to say that mobile devices outperform them.

about 7 months ago

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