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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 21, 2014, 11:31 Creston
 
Comcast is a piece of worthless shit, and they will undoubtedly fuck this up somehow, but IF it works, it'd actually be a great service.

How often have all of us been stuck at home waiting for some cunt technician / installer / delivery guy to show up and just sit there and wait and wait and wait for hours on end? This would actually be an effective tool to deal with that issue.

(of course, just as effective would just be to CALL a person to say "Hey, we're 30 minutes out." )
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Free Content
11. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Free Content Nov 21, 2014, 11:25 Creston
 
MacLeod wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 20:45:
Unlike Assassin's Creed, it is not too difficult to turn an Orc Assassin into a female model.

Hehehe.


Anyway, free content = Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Crash Workaround
6. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Crash Workaround Nov 21, 2014, 11:19 Creston
 
InBlack wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 11:10:
I dont remember having to hold down anything in Skyrim or Oblivion to look around?

I think I need some coffee... (especially since I've just played Skyrim for another 100 some hours). My bad.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
126. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 21, 2014, 11:13 Creston
 
Btw, saw this ad on the sidebar, and clicked it, and it's a pretty cool video about a really well done Vivienne cosplay.

(also, I'm sure that the misogyny crowd will jump on my neck for this, but that girl is really darn cute.)


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2014, 11:08 Creston
 
Happy level-up day, Blue! Level 89 it is, right? *hides*


 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 21, 2014, 11:05 Creston
 
Adblock plus does the same thing and is free.

I turn it off for websites that I like, and I wish to support with some ad-revenue. And they get exactly one chance to not fuck up, because if they do, they go back on adblock plus permanently. (Blue is literally the only exception to that, as I know the ad providers sometimes sneak in some bullshit.)

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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Crash Workaround
4. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Crash Workaround Nov 21, 2014, 11:03 Creston
 
Darks wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 10:40:
Kind of like Dragon Age Inquisition too with having to hold the Right Mouse button down constantly to look around and view. Did someone not bring shit up like that saying hey, my fucking hand hurts having to hold the button down all the time?

But that's kind of been the way open world games do camera panning. Skyrim did it this way. Oblivion did it this way. DA:O and DA2 did it this way. I agree that if you do it for too long it'll cause major RSI issues, but I don't fault them for sticking to what's kind of been the default for RPG games for awhile now. (Edit: I'm an idiot, as Skyrim and Oblivion don't actually require this. No idea why I thought they did.)

There are far worse issues with the DA:I UI than that.

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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Crash Workaround
3. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Crash Workaround Nov 21, 2014, 11:02 Creston
 
Look how much testing we did on this piece of shit!


Here's a better workaround to keep it from crashing, btw.

- Locate the Assassin's Creed Unity shortcut on your desktop.
- Do not click it.
- ?
- Profit!
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
119. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 21, 2014, 00:17 Creston
 
harlock wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 22:58:
i feel like bioware has become their own genre at this point - because this game is more like a choose your own adventure with rpg features and lite strategy management or something... its very far from a "hardcore" rpg in the traditional sense, and yet its fucking super deep

Nobody makes games like them, that's for sure. But I agree, it's a great game. It's good to see they've managed to shake off the EA barf and returned to form. Now let's just hope it lasts.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
115. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 20, 2014, 18:39 Creston
 
I also like how they promised there was no level scaling in the game, yet every time I go up a level, every single enemy in the game is now miraculously my level.

Maybe someone needs to explain to Laidlaw what level scaling actually means, because I don't think he quite gets it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
32. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 20, 2014, 18:05 Creston
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:14:
nin wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:21:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:17:
Just saw a video from the new GTA5... you can take peyote in single player and play as one of the animals in the game. The one I saw they played as a seagull. Pretty damn cool if you ask me.

I think there's like 27 different trips????


I wonder if you can play as sea creatures too, like a shark Cruise up and down Vesputti beach munching on swimmers

*knock knock*
"Who is it?"

"Candygram"

"...who sent you?"

"err...plumber, ma'am"

"I didn't call for a plumber.....you're that land shark aren't you?!"

"...no ma'am, I'm a dolphin"

"oh, if you're only a dolphin then that's alr-ahhhhhhhhhhhhh...."

Put down the peyote, Sam... it'll be okay...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 20, 2014, 18:02 Creston
 
It's the ISPs just adding garbage upload data to netflix return streams, so they can go back to Netflix in a year and say "Yeah, but you don't just ruin our network with downstream, you do it with upstream too! PAY US MORE FUCKING MONEY!"

 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
131. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 17:46 Creston
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 17:10:

They're using the "cloud" argument, in that they need the power of the "cloud" to make the game function - or at least work in the way they envisioned it.

SO ELIET WILL HAVE TEH POWER OF TEH FOUR XBONES???!!!?!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2014, 16:33 Creston
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 16:13:
Creston wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:55:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:55:
My cases tend to rust out after a few years, especially the USB ports.

Try tightening the clamps on your water cooling

Or at least wiping down the front after some "alone time".

OH NO YOU DIN'T!!!!


 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
109. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 16:29 Creston
 
panbient wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:59:
I think the bigger issue here is that a lot of gamers chose to think with their hearts instead of their heads and wanted to believe that the removal of corporate suits would result in some kind of gaming utopia.

*shuffles feet while looking down guiltily.*

Yeah, I admit that was really kind of my fond dream.

(at least I didn't back this. So far none of my KSers have broken promises except release dates, which was already expected anyway.)

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2014, 15:55 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:55:
My cases tend to rust out after a few years, especially the USB ports.

Try tightening the clamps on your water cooling
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
99. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 15:52 Creston
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:38:
Reverse the situation, where you order oak and receive pine, and you have a real situation.

Forgive mine ignorance in the relative strength of wood.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
98. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 15:51 Creston
 
Orogogus wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:32:
Creston wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:49:
No, you paid for a pine chicken coop, and that's what's said in the contract. You can sue for breach of warranty and will win in any US courtroom.

I know you said you're no lawyer, but have you taken this stuff to court before? I feel very strongly that Beamer is right on this point. Unless there's solid evidence that the hypothetical supplier used oak to cut costs in full knowledge of very real risks to the buyer, something like that will hardly ever win. That's simply not what happens in a courtroom.

I haven't, no, but car lawyers have, and have won over minor differences because those minor differences were expressly mentioned in the sale of the car. (ie, my white leather versus black leather example.)

In any case, like I said, I don't want this to turn into a legal debate, since I agree with Beamer that none of this will ever go to court. The most you'd probably be able to get back is going to be 50 bucks, and the court fees alone are more.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
79. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 15:00 Creston
 
FU wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:54:
I will never back anything on KS or the like. I see no point when there isn't any ROI for me.

I've had some pretty good returns, though. Wasteland 2 and Shadowrun Returns are both pretty darn awesome.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
71. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 14:49 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:30:
The problem becomes two-fold:
1) Damages. There are essentially zero damages here

In a breach of warranty claim, the 'damage' is the price you paid for the item that is not as advertised. So in this case, I'd imagine whatever you put into the Kickstarter, but FD could then also probably take out the cost of the rewards, and you'd likely be left with the price of the game, ie 50 bucks, as 'damages.'

2) Whether or not the offline single player is material, and it's exceedingly unlikely it would be found to be material

That'd be up to a court to decide, but they specifically mentioned offline single player as an item, and are not delivering it. I'm no lawyer, obviously, but in a breach of warranty claim, whether it was a "big item" or a "small item" doesn't matter. If you say you'll sell a 2014 mustang with black leather seats, 48K miles and a hitch, and you deliver a 2014 mustang with white leather seats, 48K miles and a hitch, you've still breached the warranty.

Let's say you have chickens and you pay a guy to build you a chicken coop out of pine. He builds it out of oak. In the end, you likely have nothing to sue him for. Yes, the contract said pine, but it isn't really material. You wanted a chicken coop you got a chicken coop. All you can sue for is what the actual damages are, and there are none.

No, you paid for a pine chicken coop, and that's what's said in the contract. You can sue for breach of warranty and will win in any US courtroom.


You can still play your space sim, which is the key part of the contract.
You can still play it single player.
You just can't play it offline.

Which was part of the warranty. The law doesn't state material, it states (b) Any description of the goods which is made part of the basis of the bargain creates an express warranty that the goods shall conform to the description.

ANY description.

Courts would never, ever find it material, though.

I'm fairly sure it wouldn't matter. But again, I'm no lawyer.

I also honestly don't care one way or the other, I just mentioned this since I just learned about this recently and thought it would likely apply. I think the whole Kickstarter part of it being something you fund rather than buy would likely throw a bigger wrench in the entire issue than whether it's material or not, because I'm pretty sure that wouldn't matter.

In any case, I also didn't want this to turn into a massive back and forth legal debate.
 
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