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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale May 18, 2014, 01:49 Creston
 
Eh, been looking to pick up Crysis 3. 12 bucks seems like a good price.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Arena Commander This Month
11. Re: Star Citizen Arena Commander This Month May 17, 2014, 14:17 Creston
 
So is that the dogfighting module they've been talking about? They just renamed it?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2014, 17:18 Creston
 
mag wrote on May 16, 2014, 16:26:
There is a large Californian desalinization plant that was built during the last long drought that was mothballed when the drought abruptly ended. Last I heard was that they're working on getting it set to run.

That's good, but obviously only a solution for California. The entire US needs to prepare for a "what if".
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2014, 15:31 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on May 16, 2014, 13:27:
Desalinization is incredibly expensive and energy intensive.

Yes, it is. And the longer we wait as a country to start putting plants and infrastructure down to be able to provide basic water necessities once drought reaches critical levels all over, the more it's going to cost.

A simple prohibition on watering lawns would be wise, even though such a thing is obviously beyond any fucking politician's ability to grasp, but it's a stop-gap measure. The only way to guarantee water 50 years down the road is to start going the desalination route. And since it'll take twenty odd years to get that entire infrastructure in place, the longer we wait, the more critical it will become to put down.

 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Announced
39. Re: Far Cry 4 Announced May 16, 2014, 13:03 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on May 16, 2014, 00:28:
ItBurn wrote on May 16, 2014, 00:20:
Jerykk wrote on May 15, 2014, 23:57:
Gas Bandit wrote on May 15, 2014, 14:06:
I was sorely disappointed in how consolized FC3 was for PC. The visuals were sub par and the controls were irritating. Which is a shame because the story and advancement system really had me interested. But I just couldn't keep playing.

Also, Uplay is now a deal breaker for me. I already have steam, thanks - I don't need steam AND origin AND uplay AND whatever the hell comes next to serve as yet another waste of resources "hoop" I have to jump through to get to my game.

Subpar visuals? What exactly do you consider "par"? FC3 looked and ran great on PC. It controlled fine as well with M/KB. What specifically did you dislike about them?

Looked great? Nah, good maybe. It's no Crysis (2007).

It sure was better (2014.)

Here's Crysis:
https://www.industrialtoys.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Crysis-Strangle.jpg
Notice the lovely textures on his uniform.
Here's FC3:
http://techgage.com/reviews/gaming/far_cry_3/farcry3_16.jpg


Characters and textures are better in FC3, but the foliage is better in Crysis. I always felt FC3 looked like you were walking through an entire jungle made up of plastic plants.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Announced
38. Re: Far Cry 4 Announced May 16, 2014, 13:02 Creston
 
SlimRam wrote on May 15, 2014, 22:58:
This is GREAT NEWS! Awwwwww DAMMIT! I STILL haven't finished 3 yet *plugs ears and yells*, "Don't give away the ending dammit!"

Far Cry 3 had an ending?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Devices you can build yourself May 16, 2014, 13:00 Creston
 
if you are a programmer and an electrical engineer...

 
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News Comments > Auto Club Revolution VR Evolution Plans
8. Re: Auto Club Revolution VR Evolution Plans May 16, 2014, 12:56 Creston
 
Quboid wrote on May 16, 2014, 10:23:
I'd like to try an Oculus Rift racing game. I haven't looked hard but I haven't found a free one. Assetto Corsa and iRacing are the only ones that come to mind.

ETS2 FTW!

Ooops, I meant a racing game, not a driving game. ETS2 needs higher resolution, it's promising but at this point I can't really enjoy it.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
19. Re: Into the Black May 16, 2014, 12:26 Creston
 
Okay, seriously people. I love Harrison Ford in a rather uncomfortable way, and even I think he's too old to be doing movies anymore. He looks like the German they digged out of the gravel crusher in Orphan Black now...

What's he going to do, Future-Wheelchair his way after the Replicants?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2014, 12:21 Creston
 
Task wrote on May 16, 2014, 12:15:
All I want is for the special edition from VHS to be put on blu-ray. All they did was add some of the special effects and they left the OLD anakin ghost, but now we are treated to the new NEW special edition current blurays which show stupid young hayden anakin ghost. It looks so out of place with OLD yoda and obi-wan, they did not revert to young, hipster ghosts!

Seriously? That's your big beef with the special editions? It's not Han Shoots First? It's not Green and Small Jabba the Hutt? It's not the evisceration of the dialogue between Luke and R2-D2 on Dagobah? It's not the "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" when Vader chucks the Emperor down the nuclear reactor shaft?

It's the 3 second shot all the way at the end?
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
14. Re: Evening Mobilization May 16, 2014, 12:09 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on May 15, 2014, 20:14:
Creston wrote on May 15, 2014, 20:08:
In fact, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if it ever came out that the large cell phone manufacturers are paying people to steal cell phones.

For... for real?
Like, really for real? You genuinely believe there's a VP of Cell Phone Thievery at Apple?

Honestly?
This is a thing, and you believe it unironically?

No, it's a joke... Holy crap.


You're misplacing your anger, regardless. Cellphone thievery isn't a large revenue driver. What percentage of cellphones do you think get stolen? Do you know anyone that's had one stolen? I know, well, everyone I know has a cellphone. I don't know a single person that's had their stolen.

I thought you'd finally gotten over that whole "Well, I've never experienced it, and my experiences dictate reality, therefore nobody ever gets their cellphone stolen," weirdness of yours.

In any case, seeing as how I am the cellphone guy in my company, yeah, I see them get stolen. Quite frequently in fact. Whether they are REALLY stolen or just lost, I don't know, because all my users report they are stolen, and it's not like I investigate whether that's really true or not. But out of ~2000 people, I have anywhere between 5-10 phones I need to replace a month.

Also, tying in with the article from a few days back where the cops were like "Don't use the 'find my iPhone' feature yourself! Come to the cops! We have guns, and radios, and all that good stuff!" I can safely report that even with that tracking data in hand, the cops won't do fucking shit to help. They hand you a form to fill out, and that's it.



Lost, cracked, dropped in a toilet, sure, but not stolen. The percentage of cellphones stolen, relative to the percentage sold, is miniscule.

And your source is... your own experience again? Miniscule?

314 phones stolen in London every day.

cell phone theft is the fastest growing street crime in NYC, and jumped 40% since 2012. (and that's a 2013 article.)

Cell phone theft rises rapidly nationwide. 2012 article.

more than 30% of all robberies last year involved cell phones.


Seriously, stop it with this insane "it's never happened to me, therefore it's not real" bullshit.

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News Comments > Wolfenstein Launch Trailer
19. Re: Wolfenstein Launch Trailer May 16, 2014, 12:03 Creston
 
nin wrote on May 15, 2014, 21:03:
"15-20 hours"...or so they claim.


I'm going to guess they mean "7 hours if you take choice A and 7 hours if you take choice B."

If it is REALLY 15-20 hours, then I'll definitely buy it, as it looks cool enough.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation May 16, 2014, 12:00 Creston
 
Flo wrote on May 16, 2014, 04:23:
Beamer wrote on May 15, 2014, 20:26:
Microsoft announced 115,000 Xbones sold in April.
Ouch.
Sony better enjoy being the king of "next-gen". Reading those numbers, who knows how long they'll be around in this form.

They could always spin off and sell the Playstation division. Even if they go bankrupt that'd happen, so I wouldn't worry too much.

(Then again, what if MS then just buys them... )
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2014, 11:58 Creston
 
nin wrote on May 16, 2014, 11:46:
Considering they've been on board with every other box set...including the disney reissues that happened last year...


I stand corrected, those are listed as "20th Century Fox Home Entertainment".

And apparently there are different rights attached to those. The "special editions" do not belong to 20th century fox, they belong to LA. The original trilogy, however, belongs to 20th until 2020 for ESB and RotJ, and indefinitely for ANH.

I would imagine that if Disney WANTS to release them, they can just pony up the cash to 20th and get the rights released, but who knows whether they care enough to do so...
 
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News Comments > The Division Delayed
21. Re: The Division Delayed May 16, 2014, 11:38 Creston
 
It seemed a stretch to assume it would've been ready this year anyway. I'm guessing holiday season 2015.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2014, 11:37 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on May 16, 2014, 11:31:
Thanks California! Fix it! Damn food prices are going to go through the roof this summer now.


Someone may want to explain to California that weird, almost-magic process known as desalination.

Seriously, California, you have a massive fucking body of water RIGHT FUCKING NEXT TO YOU.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 16, 2014, 11:32 Creston
 
nin wrote on May 16, 2014, 09:40:
RUMOR: Unedited Original Star Wars Trilogy Coming to Blu-Ray.

OH GOD OH GOD. CAN'T BREATHE. PAPER BAG PLEASE.


Ars did an article about that just recently. Unless 20th Century Fox is on board, it's not gonna happen.


Also, kudos on that OJ joke, Blue.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization May 15, 2014, 20:08 Creston
 
Yeah, they are very unhappy at the thought of cell phone theft diminishing, as it's been a huge revenue driver for them.

In fact, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if it ever came out that the large cell phone manufacturers are paying people to steal cell phones.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Russia May 15, 2014, 15:23 Creston
 
nin wrote on May 14, 2014, 22:35:
Keep forgetting to ask, who's "A Duck" in steam?


Yeah, ditto. I ignored the friend request because I had no idea who it was. People, if you're from here and you're trying to friend me on Steam, please let me know you're from here if your nick is different.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Create-a-Sim Trailer
15. Re: The Sims 4 Create-a-Sim Trailer May 15, 2014, 15:21 Creston
 
verybad1 wrote on May 15, 2014, 12:51:
Creston wrote on May 14, 2014, 13:34:
verybad1 wrote on May 14, 2014, 13:25:
However the basic thing to this appears to be living a boring virtual life instead of living a boring real life.

Hey man, I don't have an endless parade of semi-hot girls making out in my backyard hot tub in real life!
Go to Google, type in "hot tub girls" Should be a cheaper solution.

Yeah but it's hard to make the names match to my fantasies in Google!
 
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