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Comment: Half-Life 3 would never work (Score 2) 214

by Guru80 (#49291633) Attached to: Gabe Newell Understands Half-Life Fans, Not Promising Any Sequels
We have passed the point where Half-Life 3 could be welcomed with anything except massive criticism no matter how good it might be. It has taken on a life of it's own and if it wasn't so good that just being installed on your PC made you see visions of Jesus riding unicorns firing rockets at Santa Clause riding sharks firing lasers it would be scored a 0/10 - IGN. Seriously, it could never be warmly received after all these years.

Comment: Re:Obvious guy says (Score 3, Insightful) 223

by Guru80 (#48389831) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Programming Education Resources For a Year Offline?
I get the whole "soak up the scene" stuff but it's a whole year. He will have downtime due to weather/mood/circumstances many times during that period. Just because I might head on a culturally broadening journey for a year doesn't mean I want to completely stop my education during that time particularly if I was really interested in a certain subject. If it were I it would be math, fundamentals and theory. It wouldn't be a rigorous education schedule but it is good to have it there when you want it.

Comment: Re: Talk is cheap. (Score 1) 266

by Guru80 (#47861823) Attached to: John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter
The Simpsons are very adult oriented..they are on prime time on Sunday after football because that's the demographic they target and do very well in it. That being said even Looney Tunes aren't suitable for children by today's standards. I can't count how many times Daffy Duck has gotten his beak blown off by a shotgun or Elmer Fudd, Bugs, Tom and Jerry, Road Runner or any cartoon of that era has been shot or shot at someone. Even talk about that kind of stuff in school today and you are suspended and the bomb squad called. Point is that it's all subjective to an extent. There are plenty of older shooters that don't contain gore but you still have the whole pointing a virtual gun at virtual people issue everyone likes to get all pissy about. There are also plenty of games that require the same use of spatial awareness and fine motor skills that are used in FPS that aren't shooters.

Comment: Re:They asked for more money... (Score 1) 364

by Guru80 (#47734793) Attached to: "MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci
They very well might have asked for more money but I think there is a very good chance this is just an effort to make one or two seasons more profitable as ratings fall and call it a good run. I love Mythbusters but I rarely watch anymore even though it's still as entertaining as ever. After 10 years and close to 1000 myth's busted it's pretty much routine. Seen one myth busted you've seen a thousand type of thing at no fault of their own. That's a heck of a run for that type of show.

Comment: Only logical that it's gone (Score 2) 157

by Guru80 (#46848025) Attached to: Lucasfilm Announces Break With <em>Star Wars</em> Expanded Universe
Has anyone ever dug deeply into the EU "canon"...I haven't but just scratching the surface you see dozens of pieces of work that contradict another dozen pieces of work. If they were to even attempt to keep it they would have to dig through 30 years worth of works to figure out which half needs to go anyway.

Comment: Re:This is very exciting for indie devs (Score 1) 149

by Guru80 (#46528393) Attached to: Unreal Engine 4 Launching With Full Source Code
There is no Watermarking in Unity. There are commercial games developed in standard Unity just not high quality games for the most part but there are some of those as well, there are plenty of high quality Unity Pro version of games. Aside from lack of real time shadows and the like the only mark is the powered by Unity splash screen during initial loading of the game that is only up a couple seconds.

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