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Signed On Oct 12, 2002, 03:11
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2013, 16:08 DG
 
Sure Thunderbird can't import all your old mail history?  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
19. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 28, 2013, 06:00 DG
 
jimnms wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 15:47:
... the hardest thing I'm having trouble picking out is a case.
Been a while since I bought a new case, but if it helps any the only one I've ever really been happy with is this Antec P182.

All 120mm fans, with a switch on the back to set low/med/full speed. Front fans all have dust filters - thin metal mesh which captures a lot of dust but doesn't impede airflow, and cleaning them is easy (several reviews got this wrong, there's a simple latch to access).

The front door may be a nuisance if you use dvd drive a lot, but it muffles the sound of fans a lot.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank
15. Re: Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank Jul 24, 2013, 13:29 DG
 
NKD wrote on Jul 24, 2013, 09:22:
Don't really have an understanding of all this financial mumbo-jumbo and the article didn't really help much.

I'm guessing this will sink more than a few projects though.
The basic point is that AB will have a lot less cash sitting around to finance projects, and their balance sheet will now not be as very strong as it is currently, which puts it in a relatively precarious position should a major project flop or whatever.


AB is a subsidiary of V. V is the parent/owns AB.

Subsidiaries exist to make profit and/or cash for their parent. In a sense, they are all one "V Group" entity, merely with a legal & accounting structure in place to provide a degree of administrative separation between the companies.

AB has tons of cash, V desperately needs cash, so V Group is shuffling cash from one bank account to the other.

It is not very clear why V taking $3b from AB, who has $4b, will result in AB needing to take on $1.5b debt. A few possibilities occur to me:
- AB needs a ton of cash to finance it's own cash flows.
- For AB to pay the dividend it will need to move the cash in from offshore accounts, which might trigger corporation tax. (In some countries, if you generate profits overseas that profit is only taxed in the domestic country when that profit is remitted to the domestic country.)
- Dividends between companies might be taxable in one/both of the countries involved.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 14, 2013, 15:07 DG
 
Fion wrote on Jul 14, 2013, 13:27:
Brave New World is a must for any Civ fan. It's easily the best expansion to any Civ game since Beyond the Sword, and totally brings Civ V up to par with Civ IV.

There aren't 80k people playing it daily on steam for nothing.

NO NO NO NO NO.

I am NOT going to lose big chunks of my life to Civ again.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
17. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 11, 2013, 14:18 DG
 
Sorry

The Steam Store is experiencing some heavy load right now. Please try again later.



NNOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Gameplay Trailer Teases "Grand Theft Auto Online"
66. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Gameplay Trailer Teases Jul 9, 2013, 15:18 DG
 
I'm certain I'll be buying this game, question is whether I can wait for the PC version.

If R announced there'd a be a tool to convert 360 saves into a PC save then I know I'd be buying both.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Battle Island Plans
5. Re: PlanetSide 2 Battle Island Plans Jul 2, 2013, 12:59 DG
 
These smaller maps are being designed for formally organised 48v48 "esports" (lols...) but will also be played as 250-a-side for the main live servers. On live they will be using these to connect the main (2,000-a-side) continents, so they are linked up in some strategic fashion.

The amount of development for this game post-release has been huge, though it has needed it.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Battle Island Plans
4. Re: PlanetSide 2 Battle Island Plans Jul 2, 2013, 12:48 DG
 
Wildone wrote on Jul 2, 2013, 10:47:
Are ppl still LOL'Podding with impunity? Yea eff that..
Nah its gone the other way, it was difficult to fly at all for a while but they nerfed/de-buffed anti air a bit and its getting somewhere near balanced (albeit very difficult for a new pilot).
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
60. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 11, 2013, 13:29 DG
 
I have a 360 and about half a dozen games but have never had any loyalty, I switched Sega/Sony/Nintendo/Microsoft every generation (and skipped one entirely). Looking like this time it will be Sony, if anything.

Shame they added the usual margin to the USD to GBP conversion, after allowing for UK sales tax the price should be 307. Round down to 299 and I'd be pre-ordering, I've been considering getting something that will put bluray, iplayer etc etc onto the living room tv so getting a quality one that also plays games for that price would have been easy. There's a psychological barrier at 345 though.

I don't get why people are so happy and excited that MS messed up so badly. This is not a good thing for gamers. Like Intel fanboys being smug about AMD's lacklustre chips then wondering why the Intel prices are high and performance increments so little each release. So much love for Sony just because all they did is start charging for multiplayer?
 
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News Comments > Civilization V Free Weekend & Sale
13. Re: Civilization V Free Weekend & Sale Jun 7, 2013, 15:58 DG
 
Nu-uh, not touching this game again.

I lose too much of my life when I get into a Civ game.

no.

no...

well maybe...

just one more turn......
 
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News Comments > Saints Row 3 Free Weekend & Sale
2. Re: Saints Row 3 Free Weekend & Sale Jun 6, 2013, 16:36 DG
 
steve bicknell wrote on Jun 6, 2013, 14:27:
Not here in the UK yet, just says this game is not ready to be played in offline mode.. GGGrrrr
That is stupid, though I anyway find it very easy to recommend the game for the 6.24.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide Going F2P
13. Re: PlanetSide Going F2P May 21, 2013, 18:04 DG
 
yuastnav wrote on May 21, 2013, 09:46:
Uuuh, why?
I realise that less and less people are playing Planetside 2 (at least the ones using Steam), which is a shame, but surely splitting your playerbase is not such a good idea.
I suspect your caveat there is a significant one as the steam chart doesn't correlate well with stats from their API
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News Comments > PlanetSide Going F2P
12. Re: PlanetSide Going F2P May 21, 2013, 17:56 DG
 
Usually having a great time with PS2, though enjoyment is largely dependent upon getting into a decent squad with a decent platoon leader (find a good outfit). Does take quite a bit of time investment to get into it tho, it is so very not a game designed for consoles.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2013, 14:34 DG
 
I get migraines. To control them:

1. Get decent sleep with a regular pattern.
2. Eat reasonably well with a regular pattern.
3. Try to manage stress.
4. Consider taking a vitamin supplement with magnesium (vitamins, I know, I know, but this is tried and tested for me and makes a huge difference).

If you are feeling vulnerable to them (I either get some vision artifacting or feel run down, like I am in the early stages of fighting off a cold) avoid bright light, especially reflected sunlight. Also avoid trigger foods - particularly cheese and coffee. Computers and TV are bad for them, though not as bad as the flickering CRTs were.

When I get them, the best thing is to just accept it. Immediately just accept whatever I have been stressing about is not going to get done today and go relax or have a nap.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Certs Gone Wild
26. Re: PlanetSide 2 Certs Gone Wild Apr 12, 2013, 10:25 DG
 
Trevellian wrote on Apr 11, 2013, 20:45:
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My main is BR61.

All the complaints here are perfectly valid. Maybe they don't fit with your opinion, but that doesn't make them any less valid. Your opinions do not affect what is putting some people off the game, their opinions are.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Certs Gone Wild
17. Re: PlanetSide 2 Certs Gone Wild Apr 11, 2013, 17:38 DG
 
Tumbler wrote on Apr 11, 2013, 13:41:
[all that he said]

FWIW the game has changed considerably through updates and there's another big change coming soon. The cert rate has also increased dramatically, though maybe not if you're farming with HE which got nerfed a bit and anyway on average players are a bit wiser to it now. Really though the guns are meant to be bought with real money and the certs on unlocks.

It is a shit experience for new players. Getting good is heavily reliant on awareness rather than skills that cross over from other games and it takes a considerable time investment just to learn the ropes. For me, dropping in from the air is pretty much overpowered because I know where to drop in behind or into great camping spots, most players have their blinkers on and just get mown down. Once you've got the awareness down it's better to go light assault for the jet packs or engineer for the ammo resupply, heavy is only good for attacking head on.

However, they don't just have bad QA, pretty sure they don't have any QA. Every update is an omnishambles with something game-breaking for a couple of days. Just look at this fiasco, surely its obvious that they should have parameters limiting the maximum possible cert grant?

Also, a good experience is also reliant upon having a good team/platoon and that's very hit-and-miss. A lot more miss than hit TBH. I get the impression most people here are soloing, find a good outfit.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Certs Gone Wild
2. Re: PlanetSide 2 Certs Gone Wild Apr 11, 2013, 13:00 DG
 
I play PS2 a lot. This is a really bad fuck up.

Sure there's not much freak out nerd rage, but that's the sign of it being a genuine problem. Its the people who have been putting real money and huge playtime into the game that are pissed off.

Anyway, I guess all the folks here who tried out this game for a few days could try logging in to see if they've won the cert lottery.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
8. Re: Sunday Mobilization Mar 25, 2013, 13:53 DG
 
As a PC gamer (with a 360 gathering dust and many consoles in the past as 2nd gaming machines) I think that gaming on a tablet... Well, if it's designed to work on a tablet then why not? I tend to like quite complicated games but I'm not above Angry Birds while stuck on a train and would love it if there was a port of an older Civilization or some other turn based games on it.  
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News Comments > Saints Row 4 in August
30. Re: Saints Row 4 in August Mar 15, 2013, 15:23 DG
 
Enjoyed SR3, but this is too soon and I've got too many other games waiting to be played. Will pick up at some point in a sale (unless you guys pan it).  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer
13. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer Mar 15, 2013, 15:20 DG
 
Will W wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 11:29:
I love Civ V, but I wonder if this is going to start getting too complex but after adding religion and spies,
Check custom game options, probably can disable.
 
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