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Signed On Oct 12, 2002, 03:11
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 29, 2012, 14:24 DG
 
Verno wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 12:56:
Vista [...]
I switched to Vista after SP1 and never had any issues, it was a noticeable improvement over XP. A much more noticeable improvement than W7 was over Vista.

Vista simply took the hit of the teething issues, like a lot of hardware needing new drivers that weren't ready at launch. Like the switch to 64bit. Early-days Vista got the issues out of the way, so they weren't there for W7.

It was Vista that actually achieved everything and did the work, W7 just stepped in to take the credit.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods
35. Re: PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods Nov 28, 2012, 17:56 DG
 
Yeah 250 isn't viable IMHO. 165 was awful for me on the EU servers, I couldn't play on that. 100 on East US is fine, though a bit of a crapshoot at range. In particular I can't hit anything that flies, though unsure how much of that is me being crap.

While we're here, htf do you use the jetpack? Isn't it the F key? It's worked once and never again. I can see the power bar thing in the bottom-right corner so pretty sure I do have it equipped, but nothing happens.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods
20. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 28, 2012, 14:07 DG
 
Can't see anyone being surprised about this, absolutely standard for a MP game that necessitates official servers only.

I am seeing a little bit of cheating, I have seen several players who are clearly able to turn on extreme lag at will.

Generally though, still undecided about this game.

It didn't help that the EU servers are awful for me: 165+ ping due to awful traceroute, when I can get into some Dutch TF2 servers with less than 30 ping. Though, given how screwed up things get I think their CPUs aren't up to it either. The East US servers are tolerable (~100 ping) however that's not something I'm willing to pay for.

Gameplay... I find myself always in one of the following situations:
  • lots of boring times, waiting for transports to get moving, transport getting shot down, or whatever

  • defending a significant attack is just frustrating and pointless (suspect it would be a lot more efficient for everyone just to give it up and attack something else instead).

  • being part of a big, organised assault steamrolling through the map is fucking awesome

  • running around with a small squad grabbing small bases, or defending them from similar enemy is good fun


  • I suspect game has a lot of long term appeal if I can get into some semi-organised squad/clan/whatever, but I suspect only plausable if I'm putting money into the game, and I can't see myself doing that unless they fix the EU server routing.
     
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    News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
    51. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 13:45 DG
     
    Hold your horses folks, it's a Charlie Demerjian article...

    Broadwell BGA, back to LGA for two rolls after that, who knows after that. But anyway they're putting just about everything onto the CPU so MB is just there to plug stuff into.

    Shit even with all BGA all that would matter for gaming is whether you can plug in a Nvidia or AMD discrete graphics card.

    MB might be important for enthusiasts because it's where most of the decisions lie, but eliminating the need for those decisions does not similarly kill gaming PCs.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2012, 13:19 DG
     
    Happy birthday Blue!

    In other news, the Steam autumn sale is on, as predicted yesterday. Annoyed to see Civ G&K 10 cheaper than I paid a week ago! On the upside, picked up XCom for 10 off so...

    Beware not everything seems to be working right - if I add to basket direct from the sale page I get the new price, if I go to the game's page however it's at the old price. Double-check before you buy!
     
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    News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
    32. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 18:05 DG
     
    Dades wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 14:36:
    DrSquick wrote on Nov 17, 2012, 14:31:
    I don't get what all the hoopla is about, I only look at the start menu for a couple seconds; I dragged all my important apps to the left side, so I hit the windows key, and click the app I want, then the metro interface goes away. I'm guessing this is about people who want to make fullscreen metro games?

    WinRT developed apps are what he was referring to. [...]
    what is the importance of these WinRT apps?
     
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    News Comments > Crysis 3 Trailer
    18. Re: Crysis 3 Trailer Nov 15, 2012, 13:25 DG
     
    I got bored of Crysis 1 though made it quite a ways in and it was okay in parts.

    I don't think I got through the first level of Crysis 2 before deciding I was bored and not in the mood for the game. Haven't found the mood to have another go. That's not exactly a fair assessment of the game, but sometimes I just start something, immediately think "oh not this crap again, I have better things to be doing".

    I do not have any reason to expect things will get a lot better for 3.
     
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    News Comments > Valve Confirms New Engine?
    23. Re: Valve Confirms New Engine? Nov 12, 2012, 13:08 DG
     
    Yeah I'm not exactly surprised that they've been working on a new engine given Source is nearly 8.5 years old though there was a possibility they could just do a major increment. I would also expect it to launch with HL3, except that I do not think it prudent to go around expecting HL3.  
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    News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
    9. Re: Saturday Metaverse Nov 11, 2012, 09:26 DG
     
    Quite enjoyed it, though my standards for 12-minute web shorts aren't that high. I think the lens flare is a trick to make up for the CGI.

    Regarding the main series, yes def watch it in order. I really enjoyed it, though of course there are bits where you need to stick with it and you do need to appreciate they are being really ambitious for the budget.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 10, 2012, 15:12 DG
     
    WWZ trailer looked interesting thought the FMV was distractingly bad.

    Also bizarre seeing NY-style yellow cabs in Glasgow...
     
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    News Comments > StarCraft II Global Play Coming
    9. Re: StarCraft II Global Play Coming Nov 10, 2012, 06:36 DG
     
    For a SP-only player, is SC2 worth buying? Never played SC, did enjoy some of the C&C games (the original, Red Alert & Generals).  
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    News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Details
    21. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Details Nov 9, 2012, 13:23 DG
     
    Hmm, not sure there's much point making it bigger than any of those games.

    Anyway probably looking at December 2013 for PC version. Might end up getting it for the 360 which has been collecting dust I think since IV...
     
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    News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
    1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 7, 2012, 13:45 DG
     
    Whats the point in charging for W8 media centre when it still can't play bluray?  
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    News Comments > Morning Consolidation
    3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2012, 13:27 DG
     
    The "Graveyard" exploit began when users hacked save files to access a Diablo 3-style hardcore mode left within the game's code by developers.

    Users playing online with those who have the exploit enabled have unwittingly found their characters wiped forever when they have died.
    Am I missing something?

    A "Diablo 3 hardcode mode" surely has deleting the character as the entire point? edit: oh I misread, the problem is it also affects anyone joining them in co-op.

    (Also I thought a virus had to be spreading itself to infect other systems, wouldn't this be a trojan if it was a hidden payload?)
     
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    News Comments > RAGE Mod Tools Still Coming
    46. Re: RAGE Mod Tools Still Coming Oct 25, 2012, 15:03 DG
     
    theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 24, 2012, 22:06:
    Beelzebud wrote on Oct 24, 2012, 21:47:
    This should really excite all 3 people that have the 20gb game still taking up space on their hard drive.
    Does anybody actually uninstall games these days? I've got over 550 games on Steam and I keep them all installed - that includes RAGE. I have 40Mbit broadband and I'd still rather not have to wait the twenty minutes it takes to download most games when I could just keep them installed.
    I usually have TF2 + maybe Civ, then whatever game I'm playing at that time, sometimes maybe 1 or 2 more.

    When I start an SP game, I finish it. I very rarely replay games and I very rarely feel like jumping into a game to muck around - well maybe a GTA back when it was fun just to drive around and cause mayhem i.e. Vice City.
     
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    News Comments > New AMD Drivers
    9. Re: New AMD Drivers Oct 23, 2012, 13:08 DG
     
    Verno wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 09:23:
    I've built many AMD based systems and many Nvidia based systems, there is generally little or no difference. [...] I always just buy bang for buck, brand loyalty is pointless when product quality differs so greatly between iterations.
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    12. Re: More Big Picture Details Oct 22, 2012, 13:08 DG
     
    Yeah isn't that a Sarbanes-Oxley thing?

    p.s. no probs with email if managed correctly. I do prefer the gmail approach over outlook - default outlook anyway, keeping related emails in a stack.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Mobilization
    5. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 22, 2012, 12:56 DG
     
    Verno wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 10:25:
    I'd really like to see another Kindle with physical page turn buttons, its much easier to read with one hand that way. I don't mind paying a premium for it either.
    They are continuing the regular non-touch Kindle, which just had an upgrade recently.

    I got one a bit over a month ago. Admittedly I spent the first day habitually trying to swipe it like my smartphone, but subsequently I personally have not missed a touchscreen.

    Also it is a little small in my hands, not quite perfectly comfortable to hold, I'd prefer it a bit thicker. Case should solve that however.
     
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    News Comments > Steam Top 10
    22. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 22, 2012, 12:53 DG
     
    dj LiTh wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 10:54:
    MisterBenn wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 10:26:
    So after a couple weeks of honeymoon period, what's the assessment of XCOM single player?

    Has its problems, but worthy successor...which is saying a lot.
    Best to grab it on its first sale? Or are they the kind of problems which aren't likely to be fixed?
     
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    News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
    9. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 21, 2012, 09:06 DG
     
    You guys do realise that google news displays the headline and the first sentence or two, so that if you want to read anything you need to go to the newspaper's website? https://www.google.com/news

    The ANJ sees Google making money and they see a possibility of taking a cut of it by utilising monopoly power.
     
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