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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Released
87. Re: Pillars of Eternity Released Mar 27, 2015, 16:42 Creston
 
Absolutely loving it so far. God I've missed a game in this style.

One thing though, is it me, or are melee weapons just very underpowered versus ranged? Those Glanflallahtanna hunters at the start were murdering me until I started using two of their bows, and then I started scything everything down.

Playing a Cipher, pretty cool class. I like their abilities.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 27, 2015, 14:01 Creston
 
It's a bit of a misleading headline anyway. Just because the most vulnerabilities were discovered in Chrome doesn't mean it's the least secure, as long as all those vulnerabilities are patched, which they were.

Chrome is the newest browser of the big 3, so it makes sense more vulnerabilities will be discovered in it for some time, as IE has already had ten years of stuff being discovered.

I still wouldn't trust IE for anything anymore.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 27, 2015, 13:56 Creston
 
Ah the joys of home ownership

Ugh, no kidding. Glad it turned out to be not as bad, Blue!
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Released
76. Re: Pillars of Eternity Released Mar 27, 2015, 09:21 Creston
 
descender wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 15:43:
God damnit, who the fuck is going to build the rest of my City now?

Hahahaha, so true!

Maybe you can just keep Skylines running in the background?
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Released
14. Re: Pillars of Eternity Released Mar 26, 2015, 14:10 Creston
 
Wooohooo! Congrats, Obsidian, and thanks to everyone who KS'ed!

And a big hearty FUCK YOU to every publisher who said these kind of games weren't in demand anymore and couldn't be done anymore. FUCK YOU.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 26, 2015, 11:19 Creston
 
This is why the whole broadband.gov website is so fucking bullshit. "Look at all the competition! This guy can choose from TEN providers!"

When in reality he has exactly ZERO fucking options.

That same fucking website says I have six providers offering me broadband, and the reality is that there is ONE, who offers 756k/256k for $50 a month.

"We need to let the free market deal with this stuff because it works great!"

Fuck you, corrupt bribe-taking piece of shit worthless cunt politician.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Follow-up
6. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Follow-up Mar 26, 2015, 10:08 Creston
 
Normal usage would never see 5 hardware changes in 24 hours so this would never impact anyone except someone trying to benchmark, but at the same time it's still bullshit that it's in there. You already have Origin. Why do you need extra DRM shit?


 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
21. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 25, 2015, 23:09 Creston
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 23:48:
Creston wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 20:56:
If we go by the motto of "it gave people thoughts", then Blue has more influence than Anita Sarkeesian. We'll revisit this entire train of thought when a reasonably major developer changes the way they work because of her gripes.
We'll also revisit it when people tell said developer to shove it up their ass, because no one wants a game to preach to them. I can't wait.

Honestly, I think you'll be waiting a long time, because I doubt anyone of note in the industry actually takes her whiny shit seriously.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 22:50 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 17:22:
See, this is where once again the more socialist democracies have it right with graduated fines. What's a fine to someone with oodles of money? They'll either just pay it or get a lawyer to bear it where the rest of us, again, get F'd in the A. Well in places like Norway someone making 100k - for example - would get a $1000 dollar fine instead of $100. While not perfect, it's at least a fairer system.

Graduated fines are terrible. A guy in Finland got a $60000 speeding ticket for going 64 in a 50. SIXTY-THOUSAND-FUCKING-DOLLARS. I don't care that the dude is rich enough to afford it, he's getting a 60000 dollar fine for 14km over the speed limit. That's just absurd. There's nothing fair about it, it's plain fucking robbery.

And most "socialist democracies" go absolutely fucking nuts with tickets. In Holland you will get a ticket if you go 1km over the speed limit. Fail to move off the left lane quick enough to suit the police? 400 Euro fine. Etc etc etc. In the meantime, the police also announced (long ago, when I still lived there), that they would "no longer respond to burglary calls" as they were "too busy to respond to them."

The same police that has a QUOTA for the amount of tickets they HAVE to write each year, but to whom the Minister of Traffic (at the time Jorritsma, the miserable fucking bitch) said that if they went over the quota of tickets, they could use that money "to throw a party."

15+ years ago, and I still hope she gets fucking boils on her fat ass for that.

Ticketing for these minor dumb-ass violations is simply a levy tax. It has nothing to do with safety or any of the other buzzwords all the cock politicians like to bleat, it's plain, pure taxation.

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News Comments > GOG.Com on Customer Service
19. Re: GOG.Com on Customer Service Mar 25, 2015, 22:47 Creston
 
You're alright by me, GOG.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 16:41 Creston
 
It had created some weird duplicate account. It's sorted now.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 15:50 Creston
 
Yeah that's where I figured it should be. Nothing there at all...

I'll contact their support guys.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 15:40 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 09:16:
Even though I haven't got an email notice yet my key was ready on the PoE backer site. I went with GoG even though Steam is doing pre-loads - no DRM thank you. The game is only 6 gigs anyway and doesn't unlock until 9AM PST tomorrow, so no big whoop.


Where did you find your key on the site, Cutter? I'm looking around and don't see it anywhere...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Fuck, shit and dammit Mar 25, 2015, 15:37 Creston
 
Top Gear is done. FUCK.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
37. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 13:49 Creston
 
nin wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 11:25:
EA: So bad, even The Dark Lord Sauron himself says "no". (tm)


nin wins the internet for today
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
13. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 10:13 Creston
 
they dare to monitor hardware changes now

Of course they dare. Customers have widely and consistently demonstrated that they don't give a shit about what kind of DRM hoops publishers make them jump through, so why WOULDN'T EA do this? Change a few pieces of hardware, bam, go buy a new copy unless you get a friendly support guy in chat. More $ for EA.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
16. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 24, 2015, 20:56 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 16:05:
Without her, these stories don't end up in the news.

None of her stories ended up in the news before #gamergate hit. Then it became an easy target for simple slander/sensationalist bullshit that passes for news in this country, so suddenly all the "news media" wanted a piece.

#gamergate was roughly 1000000000% more influential than Anita Sarkeesian ever was.

And the responses I've seen from actual developers have shown them giving thoughts to the themes she's trying to communicate.

If we go by the motto of "it gave people thoughts", then Blue has more influence than Anita Sarkeesian. We'll revisit this entire train of thought when a reasonably major developer changes the way they work because of her gripes.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released
22. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released Mar 24, 2015, 20:52 Creston
 
Phasenoise wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 18:38:
Cutter wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 17:41:
Wtf? I bought the deluxe edition and I see now that it didn't include any forthcoming DLC. Fucking EA, man.

Yes, the deluxe DA:I is sadly a shockingly bad value, even among an already dubious crowd of Deluxe Editions.

Eh, the soundtrack was easily worth ten bucks to me. The other stuff is pretty lame, but I've got five or six of the pieces of music of the soundtrack on my phone.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Nielsen reports Mar 24, 2015, 20:49 Creston
 
This is the same Nielsen that still swears up and down that CBS is the most watched network, that 2 and a half men is still the best watched comedy, etc etc etc.

Iow, it has little to do with reality anymore.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 24, 2015, 15:08 Creston
 
I guess influential now means "People who can get other people to bitch at them?"

If so, then yes, Anita Sarkeesian is very influential. So is Derek Smart.

If by influential we mean "Who are actively making changes in the way things are/work" etc, then Anita Sarkeesian has roughly 0.0% influence.
 
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