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Homepage http://www.speedmatters.org/cwatest
Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: HBO Jan 17, 2014, 10:14 Paranoid Jack
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 09:59:
Do you still need a cable provider and package to get HBO Go? Yes, then who cares. Start selling it as a separate service and you'll have my interest.

I subscribed to HBO just to see Season 3 of Game of Thrones on HBO Go. So I agree there is a huge untapped audience there. The channel goes for what, $16 per month? And, yes, I realize I can download a 50mb app that will allow me to watch Game of Thrones and loads of other pirated programs all free. But I don't pirate!

I think they could get away with charging $5 or maybe $8 a month for access to Go and people would be happy to pay it for a couple months. Or until they get caught up on Boardwalk Empire and Thrones.... maybe a couple other. They could ape Netflix with no problems. Win win as I see it.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online Steam Early Access
23. Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online Steam Early Access Jan 15, 2014, 02:28 Paranoid Jack
 
Prez wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 22:04:
Clancy's writing went a bit off the rails later in his career imo. I didn't like his last several books nearly as much as his earlier works. Judging by the customer ratings on Amazon, I am not the only one. You can tell generally tell if a Clancy book is earlier or later in his career by its rating alone. Later books don't generally review as well as earlier ones. Still sad he is gone - he was a creative and foresightful fellow.

Sad but true. My favorite was and still is Rainbow Six. Though quite a few books before and after it were quite good. I stopped reading him when I noticed two names appearing on the covers. And I'll admit I've become interested in this latest Jack Ryan movie. Can't be any worse than the one with Affleck.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online Steam Early Access
19. Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online Steam Early Access Jan 14, 2014, 21:52 Paranoid Jack
 
siapnar wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 21:38:
This is exactly what all you Rainbow Six fans wanted, right? RIGHT?

Nope, we wanted a sequel to the original Ghost Recon with better/expanded system to issue orders for the troops you are not occupying. Nothing to do with the console versions which followed it. The original Ghost Recon was the shizzit!

I think after the original PC only Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six Raven Shield they pretty much lost their way. I'm willing to bet their sales figures will back that up... now they are stamping Tom Clancy on everything... hence The Division. But you can not deny that game looks bad axe. I just pray they add a first person option to it. Because 3rd person shooters with no 1st person option generally suck!
 
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News Comments > More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites
10. Re: More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites Jan 7, 2014, 21:35 Paranoid Jack
 
I just uninstalled the game and it freed up 28G. Now for me to reinstall the borked installer...  
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News Comments > The Division Not Coming This Year?
4. Re: The Division Not Coming This Year? Jan 7, 2014, 21:31 Paranoid Jack
 
I didn't realize it was 3rd person only game. For some reason I assumed it was being shown in 3rd person to give us a better look at the surroundings. They look fantastic no doubt. But if we can't switch to 1st person to pop a few caps... my anticipation just fell flat.

Of course that may be the reason it was delayed and I too was under the impression it was a mid-year release. I agree it is far better for them to delay that to release half ass. I just pray Dark Souls 2 is not on the list for another delay.
 
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News Comments > More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites
8. Re: More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites Jan 7, 2014, 21:23 Paranoid Jack
 
My installer is messed up too. It claims I need 30g or it's a no go? All this after it already downloaded a 2.5g file... it is stuck in a loop now and I can't do anything other than uninstall it and start over I guess.

Reminds me of the Age of Conan beta years ago where they had you download the entire game every week and their program never removed any old files. After a couple months the folder was over 350 gigabytes.
 
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News Comments > More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites
2. Re: More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites Jan 7, 2014, 20:22 Paranoid Jack
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 20:15:
Pretty bummed I dont have one....I played the last round....

I just got mine, updating now. I got my last invite late also. So check often. Hopefully your invite is there waiting on you.

I'm looking forward to trying it out again. I was just starting to get into it when the last one went off line. Of course they seem to be in sync with my schedule at work. I couldn't play the first stress test because I was working. And barely got any time in on the weekend beta. I hope this weekend I am not stuck at work more than eight hours...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 5, 2014, 15:25 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm glad to see X-Com getting some more love too. They had Enemy Unknown for under ten dollars and Enemy Within was only ten. As it stands it is the best TBS at the moment in my opinion. I've got over one hundred hours in the game now and I'm already planning my next replay. Love the new MECs. And I pray they are already planning the next expansion or the sequel.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed Jan 5, 2014, 02:27 Paranoid Jack
 
Wintyr wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 20:59:
BF4 Was not that bad a few tweeks on your pc end and installing the latest drivers helps. and i ran pretty fine. i know people that ran it without any probelms using newer hardware. the bugs are more an issue of all the crapy pc you all own thinking its the shiz. guess what its not and even ea and to inforce driver updating to make all of those whinning noobers updater there drivers to play the game bug free because they choose not to install up to date drivers sets for there pc. spyware and malware will also bug out your game. there are so manty outside issue you blame on EA/Dice the bugs in BattleField 4 and pretty superfical and realy were not that big of a deal in compared to many other release for pretty much and publisher/developer. there only end result dif is when more people buy you product you end up with more bugs. they coudl have tested the game for years and when they realsed it they would have still ran into bugs becaues of the shitty un kept pc matnice the general public and even some hardcore gamers and to dumb to fix on there own end.

Tell me again how I can tweek the BF4 netcode? I'd like it to run as if it's a sub 100ms ping not as if the server is halfway around the world. So if it's running at 45ms but playing like it's 250ms what do I need to tweek?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
4. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 1, 2014, 12:13 Paranoid Jack
 
If you haven't bought or downloaded the originals by now I would have to wonder why. Why not at the very least sample two of the greatest ARPGs from two decades back? Even if their old school gameplay and graphics are more than you can bare. You owe it to yourself to try them especially when you've seen they are so cheap or even free at times.

I'll admit I didn't play them until they were already almost ten years old. And I loved Tactics more than the RPGs because of their wonky AI behavior and the frustrations of trying to control them enough to keep them alive. But you had no control. Best you could do would be to block a doorway on occasion. But then they would try to circle around. That was the worst part for me... no control over party members. If it had total control or tactical control with no access to manipulate their inventory the game would still be a great play for me. Even with the old school graphics and turn-based gameplay.

Wish I would have picked them up back then. The problem was the old sales model. They knew then and know now that after a couple months the retail sales all but vanish.... unless the games are set to a clearance or sale pricing. Shop owners didn't carry many old games they wanted fast movers to make a profit. Around here all we had was chain retail stores and finally an Electronics Boutique. I don't remember seeing them on the shelves much back then. Still sad I missed them. They must have been far better when they were just released.

Best thing about all our love for the old school games is their return via KickStarter and indie studios. Can't wait for Wasteland 2!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 1, 2014, 11:43 Paranoid Jack
 
Happy New Year to you, Blue, your family, and to all your subscribers... even the trolls and shills.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 China Ban?
32. Re: Battlefield 4 China Ban? Dec 28, 2013, 20:44 Paranoid Jack
 
Off topic a bit but is anyone having issues logging into BattleLog? After reading this post and seeing something about the game being better than ever. So I tried to boot it up and was prompted by a plugin install for BattleLog.

So I installed the plugin. And again, again, and again. I Uninstalled BattleLog and reinstalled the shit plugin again. Still can't log into a game server. Awesome. So from my point of view it is not better than ever. It is the same old shit.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Stryder Trailer
10. Re: Titanfall Stryder Trailer Dec 21, 2013, 23:19 Paranoid Jack
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2013, 21:23:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 21, 2013, 21:13:
I guess I'm the only one that thinks this looks like it's going to be great. I'm excited to play something that's not from DICE and isn't CoD.

I'm with you.

Me too.

I think Titanfall looks like the best mech game in quite a while though Hawken looked good too. I still can't believe they went free-to-play with it. Downloading it now to give it a try. Though I've read a few people complaining and saying its too much like pay-to-win.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
32. Re: On Sale Dec 21, 2013, 12:24 Paranoid Jack
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 20, 2013, 20:14:
Cutter wrote on Dec 20, 2013, 18:00:
Enh no good sales yet on any of my wishlist stuff anywhere. Meh bleh.
Saw this message:
Many many many people have bough this game and cannot get it to sync to steam. We have followed all the advice of the helpful other posters - to no avail - you cannot log into the game. Whether this problem is striking all players are just a fair number is not known. This is a real Buyer beware at this point. Even if you jump through all the hoops and the nether site itself tells you that you are linked to steam - you still may not be able to log in. Hopefully this is resolved - but for the time being you could be joining a growing number of people who have paid money but can't log into the game.

Consider this before buying during this sale.

To sync your account with Steam from the Nether website pop up at the top you with see your User Name and Log Out under that? Click your User Name and enter the info if it's not already filled in and click Sync with Steam or whatever it was button. Just follow a few easy instructions and you're in. Took me a while to figure it out. Think they must have made a change to the website or something because there is no Account button on that main page. And the account button on the support page doesn't take you to your account.

Either way it looks better than the WarZ/Infestation crap. And probably better than DayZ also. But the real gem will be The Division. That one looks to be the best survival game coming in the near future.

Edit: Damn it all to Hell. I wish I would have read the entire thread and watched twice as many videos from YouTube. I watched several Lets Play type videos but none of them really touched on the problems. Also I hadn't seen WarZ (what is now Infestation) in so long I forgot what the interface looked like. Either way Steam better give me a refund. I think it is total bullshit that they themselves are not policing this type of behavior. This is just a reskinned game. That Worth A Buy? video nails it. Subscribed.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
43. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 16, 2013, 23:02 Paranoid Jack
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 07:13:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Dec 16, 2013, 00:52:
I hope Wasteland 2 is on this list for a long while. Loving the beta and couldn't be happier with KickStarting this one.

One word of warning do not create a custom character portrait nor use them in game until they fix the bug. When you reload the save game your custom character portraits may all go white or light blue. At that point there is a chance that it has caused your save game to break... and you will lose all progress. Not being able to load any of the saved games after that point.

It is a beta... although badass... still a beta, go figure.

There's a temp fix where you can open the saved game file with notepad and type back in the correct portrait name for your character.

Search your char's name then look for:
<portraitName>CustomPortraitFilename</portraitName>
where "CustomPortraitFileName is blank. Type in the file name without the png extension and save.

There's another temp fix for when the game crashes to desktop while loading a save. Quickly start a new game and skip through the starting dialogue by repeatedly selecting "Goodbye". Hit escape and Load your original game. This was the only way I could complete the Rail Nomad area.

Thank you, kind sir!
 
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News Comments > DayZ Early Access
43. Re: DayZ Early Access Dec 16, 2013, 22:24 Paranoid Jack
 
When I got to the bottom of the page and it stated the expected beta was one year from now... I almost spit my coffee out.

We estimate that reaching Beta version with all key features present will take more than one year from current stage. All features and plans listed here are subject to change, we may add or remove features as seen fit during development process.


I bought ArmA II a second time on Steam for this Mod. I had fun with it back then. Since then a lot of great games have come out. Some better... most worse than the DayZ Mod. At this point not sure what you'd call this kind of creep but for me the ship has sailed. I doubt I will buy the SA version for more than ten or fifteen bucks at most. And then only to support their years of work. Because my guess is that after I've been ganked again for a dozen or so times I will be done with the game/mod one last time.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
33. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 16, 2013, 00:52 Paranoid Jack
 
I hope Wasteland 2 is on this list for a long while. Loving the beta and couldn't be happier with KickStarting this one.

One word of warning do not create a custom character portrait nor use them in game until they fix the bug. When you reload the save game your custom character portraits may all go white or light blue. At that point there is a chance that it has caused your save game to break... and you will lose all progress. Not being able to load any of the saved games after that point.

It is a beta... although badass... still a beta, go figure.
 
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News Comments > Leaked Fallout 4 Details?
6. Re: Leaked Fallout 4 Details? Dec 11, 2013, 22:46 Paranoid Jack
 
I thought the mechanics worked well in F3 but New Vegas was far better over all. I too wish they had made an option to freeze and go into turnbased mode. Since VATS is there I would assume it's an option. Sadly I never got more than two dozen hours into F3 since it crashed like mad on my system at the time and even after I built a new system it continued to crash far too often for me to ever finish it.

I'm still interested in F4...
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Beta Begins
5. Re: Wasteland 2 Beta Begins Dec 11, 2013, 22:25 Paranoid Jack
 
WoW, Wasteland 2, Shroud of the Avatar, and Divinty Original Sin alphas/betas all within a week....  
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News Comments > DICE Pauses All Future Projects for BF4 Repairs
24. Re: DICE Pauses All Future Projects for BF4 Repairs Dec 5, 2013, 00:50 Paranoid Jack
 
"We know many of our players are frustrated, and we feel your pain," EA said. "We will not stop until this is right."

Ok, so fix the game and give me the expansions for free... since I've bought the game for the PC and the PS4... since its clear the QA done was at an all time low for DICE/EA.

I've had a lot of fun but the crashes/disconnects/loss of rank time and time again just got to the point that I stopped playing. All within two weeks of purchase.
 
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