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News Comments > Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Announced; PC Upgrade Details
3. Re: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Announced; PC Upgrade Details Nov 26, 2014, 16:31 mag
 
Boo. Moneygrab.  
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News Comments > Original Elite for Free
26. Re: Original Elite for Free Nov 25, 2014, 06:18 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 25, 2014, 04:01:
subx wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 22:24:
It's not the same if you don't have to hunt for a blank tape to save your game on.

They actually simulate that in the BBC Model B emulator: you have to search for a virtual tape in a virtual messy room and insert it correctly into the tape player. In 30 seconds. It's a minigame, but tell me that doesn't add realism.

Haha! That's perfect.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 24, 2014, 15:57 mag
 
PropheT wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 12:15:
ldonyo wrote on Nov 24, 2014, 11:29:
Also, contacting Dragon Age servers was an issue throughout this past weekend, at least for me. Hopefully, for EA's sake, this is not the beginning of another SimCity-esque server meltdown.

It's not. They were getting nailed by DDoS attacks over the weekend again by the same jackasses who have decided recently that the best way to punish game companies (for whatever reason) is to make it so regular folks can't sit down and play their games in their time off.

Does DA require you to be online to play?
 
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News Comments > Game Cancellation Causes Double Fine Layoffs
3. Re: Game Cancellation Causes Double Fine Layoffs Nov 22, 2014, 14:39 mag
 
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 22, 2014, 14:37:
Proof that publishers were correct dumping double fine. They are don't have their shit together.

How does a publisher backing out of a project prove that? Games get canned all the time.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2014, 22:05 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 16:50:
mag wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 16:01:
Cutter wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 10:25:
That'd be funny, a tranny with a tranny problem.

And I really like Ken. Black Rain is still one of my fave flicks. It just oozes style.

Ugh, was up until 4AM with DAI. Gotta admit, I'm duly impressed so far, and it really is friggin gorgeous.

Also, that version of 'tranny' is a slur. I know, I know, PC police. But just for your edification.

Are you a transvestite? And even if you are do you speak for all of them? Are you their king...er, queen? Thanks but I really don't care about what other people consider PC. In fact, the more PC they get, the more reactionary the rest of us get.

Just letting you know, man, so you can offend people on purpose instead of unintentionally. I'm not attacking you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2014, 16:01 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 10:25:
That'd be funny, a tranny with a tranny problem.

And I really like Ken. Black Rain is still one of my fave flicks. It just oozes style.

Ugh, was up until 4AM with DAI. Gotta admit, I'm duly impressed so far, and it really is friggin gorgeous.

Also, that version of 'tranny' is a slur. I know, I know, PC police. But just for your edification.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2014, 00:59 mag
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 21:52:
I hope voting against the Constitution will change once the new congress is sworn in, but we will see.

I can see your point Cutter, but do we really want people that fail in life to run government? I mean... you do not have to be rich, but at least have some success in life. Know what I mean?

The party getting control is the party that obstructed the vote. There's no reason to grandstand anymore; they already won the election. They are not going to do a damned thing about this when the Senate changes hands.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 17, 2014, 16:16 mag
 
Creston wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 16:13:
Oh, duh. Fucking Mondays... My bad.

I feel ya. Still trying to jumpstart my brain today.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 17, 2014, 15:59 mag
 
Creston wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 15:44:
Verno wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 15:25:
They needed some sort of bullet point other than "a different version number". I agree that its not going to get a lot of use outside of enthusiast circles. Heck I'm an enthusiast and I can't see myself using it much outside of work.

Outside of work, what would you even use it for? It's not going to run games, so other than browsing dodgy websites infested with malware I don't really see a purpose to them. (for private use.)

I think you're confusing virtual machines (run a sandboxed OS that can't talk directly to the host OS) with virtual desktops (kind of like having multiple monitors you can cycle through and arrange windows on). There's no virtualization involved, it's just a handy way to organize things.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2014, 16:25 mag
 
I played HL2 about a year after release, at the same time FEAR came out. HL2 was probably more ambitious? But FEAR was so much more fun. I had to force myself to finish HL2, and only the last section with the enhanced gravity gun made it not leave a sour taste in my mouth.

And then Episode 1 was just... terrible. So bad. Some of the dullest gaming hours I've ever played.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $60M
38. Re: Star Citizen at $60M Nov 7, 2014, 04:07 mag
 
Sneakycamper wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 02:06:
Killcrit wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 23:24:
To those not playing cuz it's alpha. Its a mini game or a few of them... racing, dogfighting, free flight, and pve dogfighting against the swarm (vanduul) Super fun, every patch gets better, well the last added a lot of changes, and the targeting is iffy as they are increasing difficulty and im sure trying variouns difficulty levels of target shooting... Should play...

Seriously hate all games since 2005, this game I have a smile on my face as i fly and shoot... have not experience that in years.. its actually enjoyable.. final game of course.. who knows, but not sure what all the bitching is about here??!? just upset they are getting funded? tbh, i was on the outside going why is this so hyped, and well now i know, its wing commander 2015... and it very much is that... and now im hooked
PLease enlighten us with what ya get when ya spend $$ on this game.... Do you get to play any part of it or? Watch the Ceo Roll in Benja's on his Lear Jet to the Bahamas ? Yes give us a hint Where the Real Money goes !!!!

What??
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $60M
37. Re: Star Citizen at $60M Nov 7, 2014, 04:07 mag
 
Sneakycamper wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 02:02:
Yes The 80's were a good time back then and Now what do we have ? Hmm Star Citizen at $900 million goal and the company gets bought out ! No game but they reached $900 Million !!

What?
 
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News Comments > Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms One Week Delay
2. Re: Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms One Week Delay Nov 6, 2014, 19:38 mag
 
nin wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 09:59:
Heretic?

Not Heretic.


It gets me every damn time. The whole "Shadows" thing isn't helping.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
14. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 6, 2014, 19:19 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 21:27:
Redmask wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 21:02:
It was a great tech for the time that unfortunately had nowhere to go and couldn't compete with LCDs on the economic side of things like logistics and storage. We still have one downstairs in the home theater room and get compliments on picture quality from guests all the time. Damned shame that OLED still is not here in any meaningful way.

Yeah, OLED can't get here soon enough. I don't mind LCDs, but I really wanted a plasma, just couldn't do it b/c apartment living and moving around. Damn things are heavy and fragile.

If you've got a Micro Center near you, the local one has been selling their LG OLED 55" TVs for $2k (marked down from $10k). They are damn pretty.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS
17. Re: Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS Nov 6, 2014, 14:58 mag
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 14:13:
Fantaz wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 14:12:
is there still a RAM shortage?
Must be, 16Gb going for around $180~$200 here in Canada. Seems pretty expensive

This happens every time there's a new standard to start converting the factories to. As we switch to DDR4, DDR3's going to get more and more expensive.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2014, 02:35 mag
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 19:54:
Prez wrote on Nov 5, 2014, 19:47:
That's a good list, but I think the fear of people who prefer gridlock is generally that in trying to fix problems 1 through 4 they will actually make it worse. The ACA (Obamacare as everyone calls it) is a good example. For everything it fixes it makes something else worse or creates a new problem. As far as number 5, I think there is a general fear that the government will go overboard in mandating extreme measures that may end up having no effect on the speed at which the earth is warming so it will just be more draconian and expensive regulation that does nothing but hurt businesses and put the screws to the common man.

That's a perfect summary of how I am thinking at this moment. I'm always open minded so if someone can prove that government can truly fix things without causing more harm or introducing more problems, I'm willing to read/listen.

The Clean Air Act(s)? The EPA at large? The FDA? Do you think they've caused more problems than they've helped? They're gutted and less effective than they should be, but that's not because government cocks everything up, it's because we let corporations have too much influence over its governance.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
29. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 4, 2014, 01:30 mag
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 14:41:
damnit.....so many friends got CoD.....I got it for $44.xx. Why did I do that.....

Looking at screenshots - it has FOV setting *slowclap

Sad that we have to celebrate this....BL also has it. Big up to BL for having setting for us that are color blind.

(-) for having Aim Assist. wtf.

Of course there's an FOV setting! You have the choice to make the FOV as much narrower as you want.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Oct 30, 2014, 16:15 mag
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 16:10:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 14:08:
Wow, Yahtzee really ripped The Evil Within a new one in that ZP review.

I'm still planning on getting it at 10 bucks or less though.

I'm surprised he wasn't more negative. His main complaints seemed to be that the story doesn't make much sense and made the world seem disjointed and that the stealth was pasted on.

Stealth is an integral part of the game, especially if you play on nightmare or akuma difficulty. It was actually one of the parts of the game that I enjoyed the most. If you expect to walk in and just start blasting everything without trying to be a little sneaky before ch 6 you'll be in for a rude awakening.

As for the plot, I rather enjoyed it and also enjoyed the variety of scenery. Each chapter brings you to a whole new area and set piece, this kept the game fresh for me and helped me enjoy the 19hrs it took to beat it. The downside is that you never felt like you were part of the real world, but of course that is also part of the story

The last minute or so is the angriest I've heard him in ages. He sounded betrayed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Tim Cook: Oct 30, 2014, 12:47 mag
 
mch wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:30:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:25:
So now the whole world knows that you like dick, Tim. Who fucking cares. This is 2014. Being gay is about as revealing and controversial as having blonde hair.

Perhaps less interviews about your sexuality and more time spent leading innovation would help the company that you're CEO of stop being iterative and go back to being at least creative.

I'm pretty sure this isn't him coming out - he was accidentally outed a few months back during an interview if I remember correctly.

In other news, Samsung announces a new ad campaign "We Were Gay First!"

I think it was a thing that was widely suspected, and maybe widely known to those privileged few, but yeah. He was outed by some doofus on CNBC in June.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 26, 2014, 18:51 mag
 
nutshell42 wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 14:39:
MS Office is a POS that makes you wanna murder your computer but using OOo for a week had me ready to strangle myself by feeding my tie into the printer. Office is the vastly superior solution, if only in comparison.

Thankfully we use LaTeX for most of our typesetting needs. It's also a crappy POS but at least once you've solved a problem it stays solved. I love technical fields.

I hope someone writes a html document processor. It's less volatile and easier to debug than LaTeX but unfortunately there is no easy way to get it onto a printed page. And Chrome doesn't even support hyphenation because all they ever care about anymore is appification of Chrome. (if that sounds like a non-sequitur: Google would be the only ones to do it. IE has no vision and Mozilla has visions, they need a doctor)

Really, no one should be using OOo anymore. The Libre Office fork is much better supported and developed.
 
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