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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 20, 2013, 19:13 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 20, 2013, 16:37:
All Sony has to do to win is not do that and allow used game sales.

Sony already said that they are going to allow used game sales.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
26. Re: Game Reviews Mar 20, 2013, 18:12 mag
 
JaguarUSF wrote on Mar 20, 2013, 09:59:
Short games are fine...but not for $60.

Ding ding ding
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
19. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 20, 2013, 03:37 mag
 
U.S. Government thinks it might be time to change copyright law.

Is it just me, or does it sound like the person that wrote that article thinks copyright law isn't strict enough??

Feds: No Warrant Needed to Track Your Car With a GPS Device.

How the heck do you appeal a SCOTUS decision??

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 20, 2013, 03:29 mag
 
The Minuum Keyboard Project.

Sooooo Swype + T9 predictive text. Opposite direction from what is needed. The problem with on screen keyboards is definitely not that they're too precise.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 18, 2013, 22:22 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 14:12:
I drive very aggressively - and I've taken advanced driving courses. I'm a superb driver because I have the right mindset and I'm always 100% focused on my driving - do not use phones, eat, etc. - and entirely situationally aware. A huge part of driving is the psychological aspect of it which most people will never master.

Did not need to look at who posted this.
 
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News Comments > Supreme Commander 2 Patched
13. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Patched Mar 18, 2013, 05:08 mag
 
Steviepunk wrote on Mar 17, 2013, 10:25:
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 16, 2013, 17:30:
No, GPG has nothing to do with this. Well, I guess it's possible, but Square-Enix owns SupCom. Any new-found resources GPG have gathered elsewhere were not the reason for this patch. Would Chris Taylor get on the phone at this point, and say "Hey Squenix, we're not out of business after all, mind if we do some busy-work on our last game?" I'd think they'd have their hands full with whatever their new owners want them to do...

True, but also possible that Wargaming are wanting GPG to do more on the SupCom line. It's my understanding that most of that patch had been coded some time ago and never approved by Square (though this is going on previous interviews/blog posts that indicated they had changes they wanted to make). If a new deal is in place for GPG to develop SupCom 3, then a little raise of interest in SC2 would be beneficial.
Just speculation though, until something is announced regarding their next game, we know nothing!

SupCom3 will have resourcing and base-building completely removed and allow you to control one command unit in a MOBA-type environment.
 
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News Comments > E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy Free DLC Soon
5. Re: E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy Free DLC Soon Mar 16, 2013, 22:24 mag
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 21:02:
I tried it when it first came out, but it seemed bizarre. I was probably missing a lot, but I couldn't make much sense of it.

Yeah, I messed around with it for a while but couldn't really make heads or tails of it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2013, 22:21 mag
 
Riker wrote on Mar 16, 2013, 22:07:
Bah, disappointed to hear Whedon's response to the Veronica Mars Kickstarter. The longer he waits...

It's gone, man. Let it go.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
17. Re: Saturday Mobilization Mar 16, 2013, 20:06 mag
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 16, 2013, 17:10:
Redmask wrote on Mar 16, 2013, 12:33:
Right now tablets aren't productivity tools, they are media consumption devices. The Surface Pro did nothing to change that and it is prohibitively expensive in this economy.

Still enjoying my $150 HP Touchpad running Android 4.01 mod, it's a nice "media consumption device".

No way in hell would I pay $500+ for a tablet.


You must remember, though, that that $150 Touchpad was a $600 device.
 
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Beta
2. Re: AMD Catalyst Beta Mar 16, 2013, 19:59 mag
 
Wasn't this supposed to have the rest of the game-agnostic frame latency fixes?  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Mar 15, 2013, 05:27 mag
 
  • Retro/Grade is a rhythm game/shmup...

  • A déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something…

  • Rhythm Destruction is a rhythm game/shmup...

  • Awesome.
     
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    News Comments > etc., etc.
    4. Re: etc., etc. Mar 15, 2013, 01:28 mag
     
    Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 01:15:
    Every Jeremy Soule track sounds exactly the same -- I swear to god that he cut from his NWN1 tracks and pasted them into Skyrim. Why would I want to fund an album when I can hear the same old shit in every fantasy RPG made since Icewind Dale?

    I'm not a mega superfan of his latest stuff, but damn the Total Annihilation soundtrack was amazing. Amazing!
     
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    11. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 14, 2013, 23:12 mag
     
    Creston wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 14:00:
    InBlack wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 12:01:
    No ridicule intended, the thing is this the dude apparently had sex but quit after college and became a born again virgin...This is all very confusing...

    Yeah, that's bullshit. Becoming a Christian doesn't somehow confer the "virgin" status back on you. Then again, I'm sure there's some church somewhere that believes that...

    Creston

    There was a King of the Hill episode that featured whatshername becoming a virgin again.
     
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    News Comments > Out of the Blue
    13. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 14, 2013, 18:58 mag
     
    1badmf wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 12:05:
    InBlack wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 11:15:
    Creston wrote on Mar 14, 2013, 10:25:
    So I don't know if there are any Veronica Mars fans here, but if there are... HOLY SHIT!

    Creston

    I dont know who Veronica Mars is. Is she like one of those fictional overblown pop culture icons like Buffy the Vampire Slayer? (I seriously never heard of this person before)

    yeah i never got the appeal either. it was an early 2000s detective-ish show, but frankly i think it never would've blown up if the star wasn't this sweet little blonde that everybody fantasized about dating.

    Everything you say is true, but the show really was better than such a description would suggest. It's well-written, well-directed, well-acted.
     
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    News Comments > SimCity Status Report
    7. Re: SimCity Status Report Mar 13, 2013, 22:38 mag
     
    Go home, SimCity, you're drunk.  
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    34. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2013, 17:45 mag
     
    Beamer wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 17:26:
    Every religion has its barbarians, even atheism (Dawkins tends to skirt the line between being one of them.)

    Islam is really no different. What is different is that it tends to be common in areas with a much lower literacy rate and no government separation. It becomes a tool to sway the masses. But if you remove Islam those looking for power would find an equally useful crutch.

    Again, the problem is not Islam. It's weird that some think it is. Islam, like Christianity, has many different branches, many of which have never inspired violence.

    Dawkins is an ass opinionated, but please don't call atheism a religion.

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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    30. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2013, 17:01 mag
     
    jdreyer wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 14:24:
    mag wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 14:07:
    If Netflix were one millionth as capable as that article says, it would be able to recommend a show to me I'd actually enjoy. Its recommendation algorithm is absolutely terrible and has an abysmal success rate for me.

    Just out of curiosity, what's your alternative? I pretty much ignore the rec engine, and just search for what I want to watch, although on occasion something decent comes up. But yeah, I agree. I watched the first two seasons of Archer last year, but when the new epis were available, it didn't alert me. Also, between stuff I watch and the kids watch, the rec list can give some strange results. Thus I ignore it and just search for what I want.

    I use Amazon Instant when something interesting gets added, since I already pay for Prime, and otherwise I just borrow things from the library or find other ways.

    Also, to Creston's
    Yeah, but you're just grumpy.

    Yes. Yes I am.

    But, not as grumpy as Cutter!

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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    29. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2013, 17:00 mag
     
    Verno wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 14:13:
    mag wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 14:07:
    If Netflix were one millionth as capable as that article says, it would be able to recommend a show to me I'd actually enjoy. Its recommendation algorithm is absolutely terrible and has an abysmal success rate for me.

    It improves as you watch stuff I've found. My initial recommendations after the questionnaire weren't good but as I picked out and watched things they've improved significantly. You can also just ignore the recommendations and use Instant Queue or instantwatcher.com, assuming the interface is available in your country. Most of the time we just watch stuff from the queue, I only browse when we're in the mood for something new.

    I had Netflix for years. I watched and rated tons of things, almost all of which I had to search for myself. I realized a while ago that I reached the point where I was mostly just using it to watch things I had already seen, so I used their change of ToS (binding arbitration clause) as an excuse to dump it.
     
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    News Comments > Underrail Trailer; Alpha Released
    5. Re: Underrail Trailer; Alpha Released Mar 13, 2013, 14:27 mag
     
    Necrophob wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 14:12:
    netnerd85 wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 13:03:
    Axis wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 12:43:
    This looks more enjoyable than 90% of the AAA games released recently...
    It's also more enjoyable than most of the indie games out there. It's really an awesome game. The music and general atmosphere of the game are unique. Great effort for really only 1 developer

    Can't recommend Underrail enough. It needs more love!

    How long of a game is it?

    It's $10, so... doesn't really have to be all that long to be worth it. I'd be happy with a few quality hours.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    16. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 13, 2013, 14:07 mag
     
    Creston wrote on Mar 13, 2013, 11:42:
    *looks down. Just shakes head.*

    Anyway, that Netflix article is pretty interesting. It makes sense for Netflix to leverage that incredible amount of data they have, and I'm not sure why it's a cause for concern. If Netflix believes in its data strongly enough to commit $100 million on two seasons of a new show before it's even shown a single episode, that's something that we, as viewers, should applaud.

    How often have you started watching a show on network television, gotten really hooked, and then had to sit there and watch as the fuckers at BIG NETWORK yanked it after five episodes, because Oh Dear God The Teens Aren't Watching It!

    This way, you know that if you watch House of Cards, you get two full seasons at minimum. I would gladly sign up for more of that kind of surety.

    As for whether it turns people into puppets or not, well, I guess if you're the kind to just blindly go along with what Netflix tells you to do, sure. That doesn't mean that Netflix has turned you into a puppet, however. It just means you ARE one.

    I think it's promising that someone is finally using actual data of people watching, rather than the 50-years-out-of-date fucking Nielsen ratings, to determine what's interesting to people and what isn't.

    /wish I could watch Netflix.

    Creston

    If Netflix were one millionth as capable as that article says, it would be able to recommend a show to me I'd actually enjoy. Its recommendation algorithm is absolutely terrible and has an abysmal success rate for me.
     
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