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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue May 2, 2015, 00:09 Creston
 
I decided to take a gamble and take my busted PS3, which was actually a Slim even though I had thought it wasn't, to Best Buy and hope they wouldn't test it for more than 5 minutes or so. (It'd run any disc for about 5 minutes then just lock up. It would boot just fine, however, and they kept saying that all BB checks was if it boots.)

Kid at the trade-in counter didn't even turn it on. Just took down the info and gave me my $175 bucks to use on a trade-in for an Xbox One. For effectively $175 plus ~ $30 in taxes, that was too sweet a deal to pass up.

So my Xbone is now sitting there downloading 490 gazillion gigs worth of updates. I remember those days when getting a console meant you'd just pop a game in and you'd be playing 3 minutes later...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue May 1, 2015, 14:48 Creston
 
Thanks Verno. That sucks...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Playstation 4 question May 1, 2015, 14:30 Creston
 
Can anyone with a PS4 maybe answer this question for me? Does the DVD remote from the PS3 work on the PS4? Or do you need to buy a new one?  
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News Comments > DirectX 12 Video Crosses the Uncanny Valley
20. Re: DirectX 12 Video Crosses the Uncanny Valley May 1, 2015, 11:25 Creston
 
I'm pretty sure this exact same render is possible with DX11 as well, and is more a function of massive rendering power and very skilled artists than some kind of OMGDX12MAJICS!!!

 
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: Why Video Games Matter - NPR Apr 30, 2015, 22:55 Creston
 
nin wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 14:16:
Dropping into SST:

Secret : that log is indeed there, but when I heard it, I actually took it the other way. They had more people like Ellie and despite killing all of them, never produced a cure. That was my big thing, if it was guaranteed to save mankind, I'd maybe let them kill Ellie, but it's just a typical cold-science "Well, we have a chance. Only way to know for sure is to rip her brains out!"

Fuck you, science.


I will say that if there is a sequel (and signs are pointing that way), I hope it's set somewhere else entirely and doesn't reference any characters from the first game. Their story was excellent, but it reached a good ending, and I'd hate to have another game soil that memory.

I hope it doesn't mention anything about the first game at all, because all it will do is just weaken it. LoU doesn't need a sequel, but in today's game industry it's obviously inevitable. Joel and Ellie's story has been told.
 
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News Comments > Steam Game Bans
59. Re: Steam Game Bans Apr 30, 2015, 22:39 Creston
 
Krovven wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 15:43:
Creston wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 10:51:
Ehhmm, this sounds shady as fuck. So one dev gets tired of you saying his game doesn't work properly, orders Steam to ban you, and the only recourse you as a customer have is to talk to the dev hoping they lift the ban, because Valve will just shrug and say "talk to the dev."

What the FUCK is going on with Steam these days??

Time to migrate en masse to Gog, fellas.

Baffles me when people suggest just using GoG. Do you only want to play games 10+ years old with the odd exception?


Publishers go where the customers are. Ergo, Latin, if more people used GOG, more publishers would use GOG, and more games would be available through GOG.

It's a bit of a vicious circle, admittedly.

It doesn't take away the fact that Valve banning you and going "Yeah, talk to the dev" is just bullshit. You said it's the same thing as a VAC ban, but with a VAC ban you can contact Steam. With this, you can't.

On the flipside, maybe they realize that their worthless-as-shit customer service couldn't do a good job of dealing with protests against bans to begin with, so they just deflect the possibility of it landing in their lap as an actual service to their customers. It's hard to do anything worse than to ask people to contact Steam customer support.


 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Patch
14. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Patch Apr 30, 2015, 22:36 Creston
 
Krovven wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 20:31:
New computer arrived yesterday...all set up now and about to load er up and enjoy GTA V in all it's glory.


What'd you get??
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II DS2Fix64 "Softbans"
10. Re: Dark Souls II DS2Fix64 Apr 30, 2015, 22:33 Creston
 
Unfortunately, there's plenty of things that can get you put on this blacklist that aren't "cheating" - such as DS2Fix or graphical mods.

Sounds like a legit blacklist then. Well done.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced
22. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced Apr 30, 2015, 10:57 Creston
 
I'm definitely picking this up once I have time to play it. Which should be... Oh, I dunno, next year or so?
 
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News Comments > Steam Game Bans
13. Re: Steam Game Bans Apr 30, 2015, 10:51 Creston
 
Ehhmm, this sounds shady as fuck. So one dev gets tired of you saying his game doesn't work properly, orders Steam to ban you, and the only recourse you as a customer have is to talk to the dev hoping they lift the ban, because Valve will just shrug and say "talk to the dev."

What the FUCK is going on with Steam these days??

Time to migrate en masse to Gog, fellas.
 
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News Comments > Ultima 8 Free on Origin
13. Re: Ultima 8 Free on Origin Apr 29, 2015, 12:03 Creston
 
ItBurn wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 03:57:
I actually replayed it like 2 years ago. Still good, but get a walkthrough! Damn we had a lot of free time as kids.

Hahahaha, so true.

I look at all these games I used to love taking 50 hours to learn and now I'm like "Where am I supposed to go? HELLO?!"
 
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News Comments > Ultima 8 Free on Origin
12. Re: Ultima 8 Free on Origin Apr 29, 2015, 12:02 Creston
 
Aero wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 03:30:
I wouldn't mind Origin hooking us up with the Crusader games for free. I'd like to give those another go, though it's likely one of those games that didn't really age well.

I think they actually did give away Crusader a few months ago. In any case, it has NOT aged well. I tried playing it about a year ago and got very frustrated very quickly. The game simply lacks frames of animation, so your crusader is sorta blipping around the screen when you dodge/roll, the control scheme is fucking terrible, the aiming a pain in the ass, etc. It's amazing how much more refined those things have become.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2015, 12:00 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 11:01:
Yeah I figured as much, it's not like we make a habit of feeding her human foodstuffs. Still thanks for the heads up although she only had a few bites the one time we dropped some onions on the kitchen floor.

No worries dude. I didn't know either, but my wife is on top of that stuff. I thought to give them a piece of cake not too long ago, and since that has eggs in it, it's a no go for dogs as well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2015, 11:59 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 10:50:
Years ago my girlfriends dog got into her chocolate cabinet while we were out at the show. She had everything in there, chocolate with almonds, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa bars and basically nothing good for dogs. It was a huge stash of chocolate like only women can keep and he ate the whole fucking thing except for a few things he didn't manage to tear apart. I warned her about this before (it was near the ground) but she insisted she always kept it locked. We get back and hes sitting there covered in chocolate, there are wrappers everywhere (how the fuck?!) and he ate so much that hes laying on his side with his belly so distended it looked like he was pregnant. He wasn't a small dog but with the amount of theobromine he consumed I thought he would be dead by morning. Vet says on the phone nothing they can do since it happened hours before hand. He had a giant shit later and acted like nothing happened, no weird symptoms or etc. I was floored.

That's extremely lucky. (The dog has a cast-iron stomach, probably.)

A friend of mine, long ago, had his dog eat maybe two or three pieces of chocolate, and the poor thing shit and vomited for 24 hours straight, and though it didn't die, it suffered some kind of life-long issues as a result from it.

My own doggie ate a raisin not too long ago. A single freaking raisin. Wound up at the pet emergency room with him because he wouldn't stop vomiting up huge blasts of nasty, yellow bile every five minutes. (it was a fun 30 minute car ride too...)

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans
37. Re: Grand Theft Auto V FOV Mod Bans Apr 29, 2015, 11:51 Creston
 
Really? Banning people over FOV mods because you couldn't be bothered to put a normal FOV for desk use into your game?

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2015, 09:57 Creston
 
nin wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 09:52:
InBlack wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 09:43:
I don't think they like the high salt content.

Bet you're right!


But dogs will lick the sweat right off your arms if you've been sweating, and it tastes salty as everything.

Dogs are just weird.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2015, 09:57 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 29, 2015, 09:35:
We discovererd one day by accident that my girlfriend's dog likes onions, she takes a bite. Sneezes for a bit, then takes another bite, sneezes for a bit, etc. (as long as you keep giving her onions)

Please don't give dogs raw onions, as they are EXTREMELY TOXIC TO DOGS!! They will damage their red blood cells.

Onions contain an ingredient called thiosulphate which is toxic to cats and dogs. The ingestion of onions causes a condition called hemolytic anemia, which is characterized by damage to the red blood cells. Onion toxicity can cause the red blood cells circulating through your pet's body to burst.

Please stop doing that. Please.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2015, 09:55 Creston
 
My dog eats poop but won't eat saltines.

I believe, as they say, it is your move, Mr. Blue.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Chronicles - Boston Lockdown Released
1. Re: Shadowrun Chronicles - Boston Lockdown Released Apr 28, 2015, 23:12 Creston
 
Was this known as Shadowrun Online before?  
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News Comments > Ultima 8 Free on Origin
5. Re: Ultima 8 Free on Origin Apr 28, 2015, 23:11 Creston
 
harlock wrote on Apr 28, 2015, 21:39:
anyone remember that amiga game "immortal"? talk about a frustrating isometric game

Yeah that one may have caused the demise of one of my Amiga 1200s, when I kept bashing it in frustration.

Ultima 8 is a strange game. The jumping puzzles were shite, until they finally fixed them based off community feedback to make the Avatar Jump To Cursor rather than just Jump straight ahead, and the combat is hard to get a handle on, but the world, as always, is extremely well crafted, and the four different magic systems were unique enough that they didn't just feel copy/pasted.

 
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