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Nickname HoSpanky
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Signed On Dec 23, 2002, 21:02
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News Comments > GRIP Early Access
2. Re: GRIP Early Access Feb 2, 2016, 21:51 HoSpanky
 
This is basically a "We love RollCage" love letter, and so far, it looks like it's going to deliver on that.  
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News Comments > PC Rise of the Tomb Raider Rises
20. Re: PC Rise of the Tomb Raider Rises Jan 28, 2016, 15:43 HoSpanky
 
Glad to see the game runs well. I've got a massive backlog that I'm ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH finally, and won't get around to THIS game for at least another 6 months. I'll pick it up then.
I'm at the halfway point of Witcher 3, dunno how far into DMC (which has been WAY more fun than expected), just knocked out Legacy of the Void's campaign and Wolfenstein: New Order.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Jan 27, 2016, 20:29 HoSpanky
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 27, 2016, 15:25:
Thanks for supporting Microsoft's bullshit shady backstabbing exclusivity deals. Thank you very much indeed.

There's no backstabbing going on here. Instead of a halfassed port, the game got pretty good treatment. The game isn't out a year after the console version, just a couple of months. By contrast, Arkham Knight wasn't actually ready for PC for 6+ months after the console release, and it's STILL kind of a mess.

Please, CJ, shut the fuck up. We all know you hate microsoft for some perceived injustice years ago, maybe they touched you in your private parts. We don't know, but your incredible hate for them makes your statements incredibly childish.
 
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News Comments > FNaF World Pulled; Refunds Offered
3. Re: FNaF World Pulled; Refunds Offered Jan 25, 2016, 22:25 HoSpanky
 
It's certainly not the masterpiece that What's Under Your Blanket is.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 22, 2016, 12:43 HoSpanky
 
The elite:dangerous issue may not really BE an issue, but it does show that there's going to be games that work on one or the other. It feels like it'll be 3dfx/powerVR all over again, until someone swoops in with a VR standard and older hardware gets software fixes cobbled together to make them work with it.

It's going to be a long, frustrating road ahead, but VR is absolutely "the next big thing". The next game consoles will likely have it, as "moar power" won't draw people in. PSVR is going to test those waters, ahead of a whole new console designed around VR. They won't even need to hook up to a TV.

While the story in Ready Player One is unlikely, the SETTING? Oh yeah. That sort of thing is almost guaranteed. Make VR compelling enough and people will all but abandon their shitty real lives for it. They'll spend every cent they can on upgrading hardware. Full-body sensor suits are likely a long way off, but I guarantee you that more than one of these VR companies are already lookin at the viability of such a thing.
 
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News Comments > Atari Vault Announced
2. Re: Atari Vault Announced Jan 22, 2016, 11:44 HoSpanky
 
I'm afraid it'll be something like the Hasbro thing where it's a "portal" and you buy individual games in it.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Cablecards Jan 21, 2016, 17:31 HoSpanky
 
Ugh, here we go again.

The Cablecard was effectively stillborn, due to ZERO compatibility rules and fines...especially the fines. EVERY tv manufacturer made their own cable cards, which may or may not actually work with their own tvs. I recall having to take a big box of various cards into a customer's house, and spend HOURS finding that a specific version of a Samsung card worked in one certain Sony tv.

So, the idea is to have a box the customer can purchase to get tv service on, which would drop the rental charges. Sounds good, yes? Yep, RIGHT UP UNTIL you have a problem with it, and you call the cable company to fix it because the box manufacturer COULDN'T POSSIBLY have fucked something up. Then the cable company has to send someone out, who isn't responsible for your stupid ChingShang cable box, and bills you $100 for wasting their time. You then lose your fucking mind because you can't get it to work and neither company will accept responsibility.

THAT is how that scenario would play out. The cable companies stopped letting people BUY boxes because those SAME PEOPLE would get all shitty when their box failed and the cable company wouldn't replace it for free. I still get to deal with this every spring, when storms rip through the state and tons of customer-owned modems get fried. They want a replacement, right then, for free. That's not how that works. That's how it works if you're renting the box.

These demands that people have for their tv service only sound good when nothing's going wrong. WHEN (not if) it goes wrong, you're on the hook and then suddenly it's the cable company's fault.
 
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News Comments > Paragon Trailer
3. Re: Paragon Trailer Jan 21, 2016, 06:00 HoSpanky
 
Well that was frustrating to watch. Next time they should put only 3 frames in each time before cutting to a new angle, just to make it even harder to follow what's happening.  
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News Comments > MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux)
50. Re: MS: New CPUs Will Require Windows 10 (or Linux) Jan 16, 2016, 23:34 HoSpanky
 
So, I have Win10. Ran into one rather unfortunate issue when I upgraded, it's behaved rather well ever since. I wouldn't consider myself a "power user", but I'm also not Billy Bob Backwoods with no clue how to do anything. I don't do any automated backups or clever networking; the only info I need to keep is my resume and tax information, which is stored in multiple physical locations in case of Oh Shit. I do play a lot of games, and Win10 has performed successfully at that task.

As for the spying, I don't have much that I worry about on that front either, BUT I can see how it could be an issue for people with a more....volatile life. Win10 Enterprise would be ideal for them, but that is supposedly difficult to come by. If your job (say, foreign reporter) is dependent on secrecy, Windows in ANY form isn't your OS.

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Game Reviews Jan 15, 2016, 15:11 HoSpanky
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 15, 2016, 14:39:
Exactly. The standard is PC > all. Fuck consoles and controllers. Easy.

Lol ok buddy. The complete lack of analog control on a keyboard makes it a joke to use for racing games, top-down games or pretty much anything needing finer control than "full speed or nothing". Also good luck pulling off complex maneuvers in fighting games without a proper d-pad. What's the plan for games with local multiplayer?

I would really like to read your "solutions" for those. ALL of those things are reasonably common, so saying "but I don't do any of those things" is an invalid response. If mouse and keyboard is the ONLY "valid" way to use a PC, then cough up your secrets, buddy. If not, please go back to your friendless existence where you only play a couple kinds of games.

I play all sorts of games, some of which I only play because my friends want to play them. I use the best device for the job, and the PC supports them all. This is an ideal situation, I'm unsure why someone would intentionally cripple their experience.
 
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News Comments > The Division Beta This Month
3. Re: The Division Beta This Month Jan 15, 2016, 14:27 HoSpanky
 
Well, the trailer looks decent. It doesn't appear to have lost a lot of fidelity since the original trailer, Altho I saw nothing as stunning as the street with the smashed taxi.

I'm curious if the gameplay is still the same...groups of 4 completing objectives against the AI, and occasionally running into other teams.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 13, 2016, 13:53 HoSpanky
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jan 13, 2016, 13:18:
Integrated CPU graphics catching up with discreet video cards? LOL Someone call the DEA and have them raid Intel's offices, because they're not just smoking crack, but it sounds like they're trying to convince others to smoke it too.

Seriously. They're catching up to LOW END discrete cards, maybe. But the "80% of all discrete cards" only counts if they mean "weaksauce sub-$50 cards".
They admit they aren't at "enthusiast" levels. This isn't an announcement for gamers, it's an announcement for people who honestly don't know what a discrete card IS.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Prime Discounting Game Preorders
27. Re: Amazon Prime Discounting Game Preorders Jan 13, 2016, 08:58 HoSpanky
 
cackle wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 22:18:
Brilliant business plan, while the devil just looks to steal your soul, Amazon will give you everything today to get not only your soul but your childrens soul as well... Guess what little john, you have to work at amazon for minimum wage cuz i got a discount as a company takes over the world giving away everything at cost for your future john boy!! woot!

Someone here is a moron. Amazon warehouse employees make more than almost any other warehouse job (except for medical warehouses and AT&T).

I worked there for 10 months when a job unexpectedly disappeared from under me. I was able to keep my house. The work was hard and they run it in the most military fashion I've ever seen, but that's due to the workers doing everything they can to avoid working.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2016, 12:38 HoSpanky
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 11:08:
Awful time for music. Lemmy dies, David Bowie dies, Kanye West doesn't.

Planet Earth is blue,
And there's nothing I can do
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But Dave, man. Dave Grohl is still alive.
There is still hope.

Edit: I'll be honest, Bowie wasn't an integral part of my musical upbringing. Not directly, anyway. The number of artists he inspired makes it impossible that he didn't have ANY influence on the music I grew up with. I knew him from Labyrinth, and knew he was also a musician. My parents were a bit too nosy, and my mom would take away any tapes or CDs from bands she didn't agree with. I bought Faith No More's Angel Dust 4 times because of her.
I feel bad that I honestly don't know the titles to any of his big hits. I probably have heard several and don't realize it. Bowie absolutely isn't the only band I missed out on. You can add Aerosmith and the Rolling Stones to that list. Both were "trailer trash music" and forbidden.

I DO know he was clearly a one-of-a-kind. It's sad that he's gone, but he didn't want our sympathy. He kept his illness secret and made one final album instead. I already listened to the title track, which is weird as shit and I don't think I like it. But I'm going to listen to the entire album, soley because he wanted people to focus on IT, not him.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2016, 17:14 HoSpanky
 
I keep getting redirected to bullshit garbage adware sites when accessing Blue's from my iPhone. It started today. Usually takes me 3 tries to actually read the site instead of the browser jumping to an ad for a Kim Kardashian game or "you've maybe won an iPhone 6s!". Been checking the site quite a bit today to see if it's stopped. Nope. Still doing it as of the time of me writing this.  
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
3. Re: Saturday Previews Jan 9, 2016, 15:21 HoSpanky
 
Morgan19 wrote on Jan 9, 2016, 15:10:
...you get your hands on the controller. I played the PC version...
Does. Not. Compute.

Yeah, I'm betting they handed reviewers a controller because they invited PC journalists and console journalists, and wanted ONE interface to have them deal with.

Im not against using a controller on the PC, there are PLENTY of games where they're the best option. But DOOM? Nah, they'll have M/KB support in there. Nice to see that the option is there for a controller if someone inexplicably wanted to use one, though.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry: Primal Specs
3. Re: Far Cry: Primal Specs Jan 8, 2016, 11:35 HoSpanky
 
harlock wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 11:34:
jomisab wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 11:32:
And if you plan on enabling nVidia Hairworks for all those lovely beasties and get any kind of decent framerate, you better have Titan SLI or wait for Pascal. I guess they forgot to mention that.

who cares about that shit tho

Nobody! No one wants ANY graphical advancements any more, at all, ever!
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release
25. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release Jan 6, 2016, 11:52 HoSpanky
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 11:48:

Really? Try Canada where this is $850 + $100. Hahaha! Yeah, looks like you're not going to see a lot of adoption in Canada anytime soon. And it's really cheap and uncomfortable looking to boot. Look at the headphones! Totes ghetto.


Wrong again, Cutter.
I don't see the Beats logo anywhere on those headphones.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release
24. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release Jan 6, 2016, 11:49 HoSpanky
 
So, here's how it went:

Me: "Oh damn, the Oculus is more expensive than anyone thought."
Her: "A LOT more?"
Me: "Uh, yeah. A lot."
Her: "Like, 4-digits?"
Me: "Woah! Nono, $600."
Her: (doesn't flinch) "Oh. Well that's not so bad."
Me: "..."
Her: "Didn't you build that machine specifically to run that thing?"



It's difficult to argue with cold, hard logic.

Mine says it'll arrive in April.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release
17. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release Jan 6, 2016, 11:24 HoSpanky
 
KS wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 11:21:
Now I just need a game I want to actually play that supports it.

WoW?

SW: TOR?

That's pretty much it. Oh well.

I have two Eve accounts for two-boxing. How fast can I switch the games inside the headset?


Just run one account per eye! Multitask win!
 
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