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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
3. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 22, 2014, 15:06 mag
 
nin wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 15:00:
I'm certainly not saying he deserves all of the venom he gets, but he comes off as the most thin skinned person I've ever heard of.


Makes you kinda pine for Derek Smart, doesn't it?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2014, 12:20 mag
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 11:49:
NFL Pick time again?

GO CUBS!

I would like to pick the Bengal's but sadly I'm not a native of Cincinnati and delusional (bat shit crazy) about the Bengal's chances.
4 years, 4 loses in the 1st post season game of the year.

Three years, innit? And hey, three straight years of playoff runs isn't too shabby, especially if you're the Bengals.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2014, 20:31 mag
 
NegaDeath wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 16:38:
mag wrote on Aug 20, 2014, 16:21:
I have heard tell that eating a lot of meat and then sprinkling your urine around the yard/garden will deter deer.

So an average Tuesday then?

You know it!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 20, 2014, 16:21 mag
 
I have heard tell that eating a lot of meat and then sprinkling your urine around the yard/garden will deter deer.  
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News Comments > Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha
7. Re: Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha Aug 19, 2014, 20:57 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 18:49:
This is interesting. Not sure a major studio has ever let the public play test this early before.

I was going to say 'qtest,' but apparently that was only four months early. Uh. Hm.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins
24. Re: Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins Aug 19, 2014, 16:41 mag
 
grudgebearer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 07:12:
mag wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 03:14:
grudgebearer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 00:23:
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 22:06:
Wooohoooo! Between this, Wasteland 2, Original Sin and Witcher 3 in February 2015, it's a fucking GREAT six months for RPGs.

Have you played any WL2 yet? The combat is pretty terrible.

How so? Which camp are you from? "Not enough like Fallout" or "too much like Fallout?"

There's just no tactics to it at all. Early on before explosives, since there are no formations your guys enter combat in a clump, first round you move them to cover or just crouch and set everyone to "ambush". The AI is pretty tard, so they always rush into your field of fire, so most battles end by the second third round as you decimate them the first round. You literally have 3 options in combat, crouch, attack, and ambush which is basically overwatch. Later on it get's even worse because you get grenades, and so does the enemy, which are completely overpowered in that they are 100% accurate and do about 100 damage which is instakill unless you are level 10+.

No feats, no aimed shots, no body part targeting, very little environmental destruction; it's just really boring.

I hope PoE doesn't fall into that same hole and spend all their resources on the story and forget that combat is machine that progresses the story and needs to be done just as well.

Alright, that is pretty lame. :/
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins
13. Re: Pillars of Eternity Backer Beta Begins Aug 19, 2014, 03:14 mag
 
grudgebearer wrote on Aug 19, 2014, 00:23:
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 22:06:
Wooohoooo! Between this, Wasteland 2, Original Sin and Witcher 3 in February 2015, it's a fucking GREAT six months for RPGs.

Have you played any WL2 yet? The combat is pretty terrible.

How so? Which camp are you from? "Not enough like Fallout" or "too much like Fallout?"
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2014, 03:18 mag
 
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2014, 01:55:
nin wrote on Aug 17, 2014, 19:50:

Grab the harmy cuts in the meantime. They're excellent.


The what now? Confused

Harmy's Star Wars: Despecialized Edition.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Aug 15, 2014, 18:49 mag
 
Dagnamit wrote on Aug 15, 2014, 10:37:
As a Gunpoint purchaser, I look forward to purchasing more of Tom Francis' games. Cheers to you, good sir.

Agreed. I love how thoughtful he is about his game design, and they're small enough games that he can be consistent with it. Gunpoint was excellent.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2014, 15:16 mag
 
I was skeptical, but yeah. I'm digging Jedi Master Hamill. The beard works, and he's lookin' trim.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
14. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 10, 2014, 00:23 mag
 
Creston wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 12:37:
mag wrote on Aug 9, 2014, 04:30:
Creston wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 16:20:
900 writers sticking up for a piece of shit publisher who was already found guilty of price fixing in the Apple trial, and is still trying to collude to artificially keep ebook prices way higher than they should be.

I'll be very interested to see the ad this Sunday, so I know which 900 authors to avoid in the future. Fuck you and your attempts at price fixing. Fuck you right up your fucking ass with a rusty pipe.

Oh my god. The authors don't set the prices. They just want Amazon--who has a near stranglehold on the market, who is the gatekeeper to book sales in the US--to stop deliberately refusing to sell their books.

OHMYGAWD, and WHY is Amazon refusing to sell their books (and let's get serious here, they are not refusing to sell them, they're just taking their sweet time in shipping them)? Because the authors' shit-ass publisher, Hachette, is trying to force Amazon to charge more for E-Books and to make it so that E-Books can't be lowered in price or go on sale, etc. Aka, price fixing.

You know, the thing the DOJ sued them, and five other publishers, and Apple over, and that they were FOUND GUILTY OF?

It sucks for the small-time authors who signed a deal with Hachette, I agree, but I'm not sure why we should just all bow our heads and agree to price-fixing for the sake of several hundred authors. And the fact that big name authors are whining about this is the height of fucking arrogance. Maybe someone should tell Suzanne Collins her books were 1-3 on Amazon's top E-book list for like 80000 months in a row, and that she likely has a large part of her success and her money to thank to Amazon.

No. What Hatchette is trying to do is not what they were found guilty of doing. They were found guilty of conspiring with other publishers to keep "all" ebooks across the industry, at every outlet, locked at one price. What Hatchette wants to do here is to negotiate a contract where they can tell Amazon, "You can't sell our ebooks for less than $10." That is a fucking common sort of contract.

It's the same thing Apple, Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft do for their hardware. It's probably what video game publishers do for their games. I'd put money on this being why you never see CoD games on sale for more than like 25% off on Steam, yeah? It's not rare. I don't like it, but I can see their rationale. They don't want customers to begin to think of their product as being worth $1.

And on the other hand, Amazon is using its massive market share (both in ebooks and physical books) to say, "no, we'll sell them for whatever we want, or we we're going to limit our stock to one a week."

This would be the equivalent of Valve (after GameStop goes out of business, and after Valve buys the video game portion of Amazon) saying, "well, if you won't let us sell CoD for $2 during the Steam sale, we won't sell it digitally at all. We're also not going to stock it in our stores. We might ship out one or two a month."

I think what Hatchette is doing is shitty, but I think what Amazon is doing is more reprehensible. They are abusing their dominant market position by restricting access to even the physical books over an ebook dispute. The authors are the ones hurt, here.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 10, 2014, 00:03 mag
 
Five pro esports players who switched games.

We have a new contender for "least compelling headline ever."
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 9, 2014, 04:30 mag
 
Creston wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 16:20:
900 writers sticking up for a piece of shit publisher who was already found guilty of price fixing in the Apple trial, and is still trying to collude to artificially keep ebook prices way higher than they should be.

I'll be very interested to see the ad this Sunday, so I know which 900 authors to avoid in the future. Fuck you and your attempts at price fixing. Fuck you right up your fucking ass with a rusty pipe.

Oh my god. The authors don't set the prices. They just want Amazon--who has a near stranglehold on the market, who is the gatekeeper to book sales in the US--to stop deliberately refusing to sell their books.
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Aug 9, 2014, 03:26 mag
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 8, 2014, 14:00:
Anyone ever get into the Steam Music Beta?

It's allegedly open to everyone as of a week or two ago.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 6, 2014, 13:59 mag
 
Are You Good Enough To Beat The World's Best Destiny Player?
I mean, uh, no? Kinda by definition?
 
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News Comments > PC No Man's Sky Confirmed?
13. Re: PC No Man's Sky Confirmed? Aug 1, 2014, 13:32 mag
 
It probably wouldn't make Sony happy if they came out and said, "Okay, it's not really an exclusive..."  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 29, 2014, 19:27 mag
 
RenownWolf wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 18:15:
You can use quicksync as long as the CPU has the inbuilt GPU and it's enabled in the bios.

You don't have to use the actual GPU for anything other than a forced hidden screen. You can then use it for transcoding (works ace with OBS).

This is not, in general, true. Even if you enable the integrated GPU in the BIOS, if you have a discrete graphics card it will be disabled, and you will not be able to use quicksync. This is by design.

Many older motherboards included a license to Virtu MVP for this exact reason--it's a software solution that re-enables it, and allows you to use the Intel GPU for quicksync even if you have a separate graphics card.

The most recent lines of motherboards have not included these licenses because Windows 8 had some subset of its functionality built in. So--it's true if you've got Win8, it's true if you have separate software, it's possible that there are certain motherboards that include workarounds, but in the most general case... you can't use quicksync unless that's the only GPU you've got.

(I actually half-remember that maybe if you plug a monitor into the integrated display ports as well as the discrete, to make it work, you might be able to get quicksync to work that way too. Not sure).

Anyway, this is my understanding. I've got Win7, I've got an i7 4770k with a GTX 770, I have the Intel graphics enabled in the BIOS, quicksync is not available in OBS.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 29, 2014, 17:15 mag
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 13:05:
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 29, 2014, 10:11:
I avoid Intel laptops, might have to look into the Kaveri based ones. Intel's best GPU on the cpu die just outright sucks. Can't tell you how many people I have had to add a graphics card and power supply on desktops because they won't play kids games.

Of course with a laptop you are stuck with what you get, hence some advice, if the laptop has a intel graphics chip, avoid it unless of course it is only for business and you are not doing any sophisticated business graphics.

I edit and render a lot of video and I SO wish Intel would decouple Quick Sync from its craptastic "GPUs." When rendering a project in Vegas, it's about 4x faster on my Core i7 laptop with Intel HD 4600 graphics than on my super overclocked i7 desktop with a GTX 770 because NVIDIA's purposefully gimped CUDA cores in anything beyond the 5xx series to try to push professionals to their insanely overpriced Quadro cards. The only way I can get Quick Sync on my desktop is if I use the horrendous Virtu MVP software to enable the on-board video at the same time as my GPU. That software is the absolute worst though and most of the time, the feature doesn't work.

I've heard that Windows 8(.1 Update) has the Virtu MVP functionality built in. People have at least claimed to be able to use QuickSync in OBS in Win 8, even with a dedicated card.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Pirate Bay launches Mobile Bay so you can browse torrents on your smartphone Jul 27, 2014, 02:43 mag
 
Panickd wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 19:15:
Who is still running The Pirate Bay at this point? Weren't all the admins rounded up and brought to trial?

Hail Hydra?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 27, 2014, 00:53 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 26, 2014, 17:36:
Good to know scientists noticed to tell us about that storm just.. 2 years after it happend Money well spent I'd say!

I actually remember that one. It did get lots of press, but it was known that it was going to miss, so no one fussed much except people that wanted to see a nice aurora.
 
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