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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Jul 12, 2014, 13:21 Xil
can't wait for the linux port on DoS Reviews are all quite positivie yet many don't really give it the high numbers which I find odd. Maybe not enough PR done by Larian Studios ?  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 12, 2014, 01:49 Xil
Cutter wrote on Jul 11, 2014, 16:21:
Aww, poor Google. Life just must be so tough and unfair.

They can never do this right, person X wants something to be forgotten but turns out he is a politician and what he wants to have removed/forgotten is actually how he got caught doing something wrong..... which because he is a politician is actually good for the public to know.

I bet 99% of those 70.000 requests is stuff like that.
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News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
16. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 21, 2014, 12:18 Xil
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 12:07:
Flak wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 11:51:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 10:39:
Overon wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 10:09:
I have no goodwill for Ubisoft. They have fucked over the pc master race too many times. Latest example is gimping Watchdogs.

How exactly did they 'fucked over' the pc users 'too many times'? Yeah Watch Dogs has some graphical things turned off because they cause some serious issues with the lighting engine, but again I'm curious.

Much like how EA has utterly destroyed the Battlefield franchise, Ubisoft has obliterated everything Tom Clancy related, at least if you're an actual fan of the original games and not the bile they call the current ones.

Ubisoft also has a terrible track record pre-'DRM' with Securom going back to Chaos Theory and Farcry 1. UPlay is a fucking joke and another useless layer of bloatware I don't need on my system. Their customer service rivals EA in terms of poor quality. Titles purchased or 'owned' on UPLAY are not available to be claimed on any other service (ie. I got some Ubisoft games with a video card and could not redeem them on Steam, even though 99.9% of my library is on Steam). Many Ubisoft games require post-install .ini tweaks so they don't look like complete ass on PC.


EA destroying franchises is one thing, but Tom Clancy's involvement with Ubisoft ended a long time ago.

The always online DRM issue was taken care of years ago, as Chaos Theory was released in 2005 and Far Cry in 2004. Customer Service I can't say either way, but I haven't heard any out cryings of horrible support either.
Now about Uplay itself. They give you free games, offered by Ubisoft, and your surprised you can't redeem them anywhere else but Uplay? Really? But yet it's ok for EA to do this? Please pick a double standard and stick to it.

Post install ini tweaking?!? People have been doing this since fucking QUAKE!

Do I care for Uplay? Not really. But I will give them credit that if I do something in one of their games, I can use those points to unlock something in another Uplay game (Used Driver San Fran to unlock stuff in Far Cry 3, Assassin's Creed 4, and Watch Dogs). But Ubisoft really has turned around from where they were 10 years ago.
Great support for PC games, got rid of the Online DRM, good rewards beyond collecting cards on Steam.

I just don't understand why people are bitching about a company that fixed what people were bitching about years ago.

well said (or written) !
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sonsí Jun 18, 2014, 10:38 Xil
although short I rank it up very high on my list of ever lasting game experiences.... loved it !  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
15. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 9, 2014, 11:22 Xil
InBlack wrote on Jun 9, 2014, 10:15:
My point was that one man's decision to stand up in front of a court, a kangaroo court if there ever was one, and have his say changed the course of history for one nation more than anything anyone ever before him did. In today's day and age of self gratification, self protection, self esteem and ME ME ME culture, what is the ultimate sign of protest? A selfless sacrifice. I dont know, thats just me. I would follow a man like that. One who runs away? Dunno about that....

totally see your point, but times have changed, I truly doubt that in this age and time Nelson Mandela would have had the same impact as he had back then, the media (government controlled or not) flood people with new news. 4-5 weeks ago when there was little to no fighting in the Ukraine it was all over the news like WW3 was about to happen. Now with real fighting going on even the current weather seems more important on the news.

The masses get bored faster, would Snowden still have been able to keep the steady flow of news going if he had stayed in the USA, if not then he would have been yesterdays news pretty fast and to be honest give it a few more months and he will be, that dude that..... He still paying the price of living in exile for the rest of his life but I guess it beats Guantanamo bay or where ever they would have whisked him off too.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. reset the net Jun 5, 2014, 12:12 Xil
From a website with this cause I would except: no-cookies, no facebook/google stuff and nothing popping up on ghostery. aah well  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jun 1, 2014, 01:11 Xil
mag wrote on May 31, 2014, 15:16:
It's not like they have the ability to reprogram all of these old games. The source code of some of them doesn't even exist anymore! I'm perfectly okay with Wine.

totally agree, next to that you can't expect GoG to recode all these games and many of their list of games run fine on wine, so now you just download it without having to create a prefix
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - ibb & obb
3. Re: Steamships Ahoy - ibb & obb May 26, 2014, 13:04 Xil
that looks like good fun with a friend !  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 12, 2014, 10:12 Xil
InBlack wrote on May 12, 2014, 09:45:
While I applaud Google's (financially motivated) enthusiasm, isnt this headline, specifically this part "...Google money..." and by extension the article a fucking depressing and rather sad indicator of everything that is wrong with politics and our society today?

Regardless where you stand on this issue, or any other issue for that matter, its fucking horrific that corporate money trumps all.

Why dont we do away with voting alltogether, and just let the corporations choose who they want to represent them in any given country's government. Its the fucking reality today anyway...

corporation will (if not already) rule the world ... sad but true
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 May 11, 2014, 13:55 Xil
Dagnamit wrote on May 11, 2014, 13:42:

Questions, 1) does DS II do away with the respawn nonsense? 2) if that was the only part I hated about the first 15 minutes of DS, should I buy DS II, because I'm obviously a filthy casual? Thanks in advance!

1) yes, although after killing same mob for about 10 times it will not respawn
2) if you hated that part you will hate DS1, DS2 and Daemon Souls, because you will die, die a lot, there will be moments when you collected like 100.000 souls and the "smart parts" of your brain tells you to go lvl up but you "naa I be fine" tell you to just do a few mobs more , you will die and frustrated on the way to your death spot to collect 100.000 souls you will die again and lose them
3) DS2 adds the effect from Daemon Souls, where you not only lose humanity when you die but also about 10% of your max Health, making you die that little faster.

So to be honest, if you feel how you did about the first 15min then no DS2 is not for you. If you do stick it out till the 1st boss and kill him and feel that silly adrenaline rush simply because you killed a virtual monster then maybe DS2 might be for you, but go the DS1 route 1st I would say
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Apr 26, 2014, 12:03 Xil
haha, those darksouls 2 stats, I know my death average was higher  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 18, 2014, 13:10 Xil
nin wrote on Apr 18, 2014, 11:07:
I don't believe so, but I'm not positive. They seem to be listening to folks (the next firmware is going to allow saving/exporting video to USB drives/devices, so we're not stuck with bookface) so I would encourage you to keep banging that drum and let them know.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 18, 2014, 11:02 Xil
Redmask wrote on Apr 18, 2014, 11:00:
Microsoft is still pushing the 'sold to retailers' numbers instead of sold to customers like Sony.

yup its sold to stores not to customers, so <5m xbone vs >7m ps4

ps: Nin, not keeping up with the Ps4 firmwares, but is it possible to stream to the ps4 yet, I do that lot with ps3.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Dark souls 2 Apr 13, 2014, 01:51 Xil
totally of topic but finally finished dark souls 2 on PS3, yeah yeah I know it's not on PC, but I run linux so that is my excuse

I am far from a skilled player as 90 hours & lvl 202 proof, that is how long it took me, but what a blast is was !

gfx wise at first I was disappointed I have to admit but once I was in the flow of things it no longer matters to be honest.

In ways its easier then DS1, the bonfire travel, the fact that after killing the same mob 10 times they no longer repop stops farming and made me often clean the path from last bonfire to boss so many times I could simply run there (full of frustration after being killed by a boss) without adding more frustration being killed by trash.

One of th tactics I also used was using the soapstone near boss area's so others called you for help and you get the some feeling for the boss fights.

biggest trill for me was solo killing the old iron king as a melee and not hiding at all, that was just amazing.
biggest "see I can do this" was killing the ancient dragon solo after just 2 tries.
biggest frustration was getting killed with 120k souls on me, running back and about 2 meters from my souls I though F*** I forgot those 2 bowmen and 1ms later getting 2 arrows in my back finishing me off.....
biggest regret: getting help on the mirror knight, my dps was simply to low making the fight to long and the adds just messed me up eventually, but if I just had tried a few more times I could have done it I think....

Great game despite its flaws, bit easier, bit less frustration as with DS1 or Daemon Souls, well worth its money!

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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
3. Re: Saturday Interviews Mar 30, 2014, 02:32 Xil
Doma wrote on Mar 29, 2014, 13:23:
This was a great read. Recommended

thanks, it really was.
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Mar 22, 2014, 01:09 Xil
this made me laugh.... poor bing guy at the end  
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News Comments > Adding Linux
2. Re: Adding Linux Mar 18, 2014, 11:49 Xil
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 18, 2014, 11:03:
Good, but something tells me not very many developers or Gog themselves will spend a lot of time/money making linux executables for old games.

Still, limited selection is better than no selection.

every DOS game they sell can converted by simply adding the linux dosbox executable instead of the windows dosbox executable that's really 5min work

all new games that are on linux can come over

its really the win95/98 stuff (if talking about old games) that won't come over

this whole ubuntu stuff irritates me, ubuntu is going a totally diffrent way in the linux eco system so pick the distro on which ubuntu is based: debian (and no am not using that one either but just makes more sense)
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News Comments > Morning Previews
6. Re: Morning Previews Mar 10, 2014, 12:52 Xil
Fion wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 10:03:
I still haven't finished Witcher 1, let alone 2. I'm trying but it's an older title with lots of little quirks. I'm half tempted to just watch a video summary and move on to Witcher 2.

if you can get past the little quirks then Witcher 1 is really really worth it, I feel the story is a wee bit better then 2.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 8, 2014, 05:17 Xil
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 20:14:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 19:10:
Because the dirty whore from Germany decided she likes to be watched. (It's a funny)

Sadly it's not far from the truth.... As a German I am absolutely disgraced and ashamed by my fellow Germans, as-well as the Governments response to this.

90% in this country, literally do not give a fuck. Because they are too stupid, seriously. They do not, comprehend, the NSA leaks, at all. They do not understand the consequences and ramifications. Even if you explain them they openly tell you "I have nothing to hide" and then 2 weeks later it turns out they downloaded child-porn.

Yes, we have fucking retards like that.

God, I hate, this, country. But I don't other countries are much better.

Speaking as your neighbor to the west, its much worse here and the few people here who are concerned about privacy and law and how the public is informed look up to you guys. Just look at the difference between your pirate party and ours. so I think your being a bit harsh, of course it can be better but believe me it can be a lot lot worse
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 7, 2014, 10:19 Xil
wtf_man wrote on Mar 7, 2014, 09:26:
Reports suggest Watch Dogs runs at 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One.
Hows dat cloud workin' out for the Xbone owners?

there gone be a patch where the xbone sends da image to the clould and then you get it back in 2160 uhd/4k, thanks to the powa of da cloud, might be some lag, but just a weeeee bit !!

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