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#1 Posted by Godmil (148 posts) -

I can't believe all the hate towards Vib Ribbon.

1. It was and is actually a good rhythm game.

2. The soundtrack is amazing... it may not be to everyones taste, but I'm not just thinking back with rose-tinted glasses, I've ripped my cd of it several times to make sure I always have it in my library (last time I checked it out was a week ago).

3. Just to set things straight: Vibri is a girl. Her final form is like a fairy princess. It was funny on UPF when everyone kept saying 'he'.

#2 Posted by Godmil (148 posts) -

Really sorry to hear about your loss Jeff :(

#3 Posted by Godmil (148 posts) -

seriously, how bummed are you that Ben Kuchera posted a similar article yesterday?

#4 Posted by Godmil (148 posts) -

Also Codemasters had FADE.

Fade worked in a way similar to how some C64 games did it.. where they would have deliberate blank spaces on the disc that would be ignored while copying, but the game could detect if they weren't there. I recommend people read up on old copy protection methods, they're are some really clever ones.

I love the idea of a game having a subtly degraded experience when it's pirated. However didn't that backfire one some dev a few years ago when their game came out and it quickly spread around that it was a buggy mess... they later came out and said that was only on pirated versions but the damage to the public perception of the game was already done.

Also great article Patrick.

#5 Posted by Godmil (148 posts) -

As much as I want Oculus to 'win', point 1 seems like a misdirection. Zenimax said Carmack's code was used to establish the initial Rift, not that it was in it now.

#6 Posted by Godmil (148 posts) -

Interesting article. Thanks Patrick and SnakeVS.

#7 Posted by Godmil (148 posts) -

OMG that was wonderful. I totally took me back to when I was a kid and a new RD series would start, I'd be in awe at all the clips with so much exciting potential.

#8 Posted by Godmil (148 posts) -

Awesome article Patrick, totally covered all the issues very fairly.

The thing I really don't trust here is the second "," used in Patrick's title:

Facebook, Oculus, and Trust

The Oxford Comma is the mightiest of all commas!

#9 Posted by Godmil (148 posts) -

Positives:

1. Palmer Luckey is presumably now fabulously rich. Which is I'm really happy for.

2. Oculus now has a near limitless amount of backing. Remember how they kept saying they couldn't get the screens they wanted because they weren't a big player.... now they're a big player. this could greatly help the affordability and quality of the device.

Negatives:

1. Carmack now works for Facebook. It may be irrational, but that makes me cringe.

2. They may have a weird change in focus direction, but we'll have to wait and see about that.

btw The register has the best news title: "Oculus VR goggs maker VANISHES into Facebook's dystopian MAW"

#10 Posted by Godmil (148 posts) -

As much as I like the idea of mixing it up with magic... I know I'll end up going all strength with a massive shield and ridiculously heavy sword.