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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
10. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 12:03 Creston
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 11:58:
Is it really worth a prison sentence to piss off a bunch of gamers? They always think that they won;t be caught, and they are almost always caught.

So much lulz to be had in prison.
 
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News Comments > PopCap CEO Retiring
3. Re: PopCap CEO Retiring Jan 3, 2014, 12:01 Creston
 
"We need to get back to the place where we used to be and not just in mobile,"

"PopCap’s mission right now is to create the greatest mobile game studio in the world,"

Did Microsoft write this press release for them?
 
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News Comments > PopCap CEO Retiring
2. Re: PopCap CEO Retiring Jan 3, 2014, 11:59 Creston
 
Considering he made out like a bandit, and he now has to work for EA, it's perfectly understandable.

I need to talk to my doctor (specialist) about it, he actually knows one of the Popcap owners.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2014, 18:24 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 17:21:
Already. Happening.

What. The. Fuck.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
23. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2014, 18:18 Creston
 
Task wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 16:24:
wtf_man wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 15:55:
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I assume if you handle security and enterprise patching, are you a System Admin? I've been trying to get my foot in the door for Analyst/Sys Admin in IT. I assume gaining certifications is handy?

Experience is more important than certs, imo. I haven't been asked about certs in 6 or 7 years or more.

Depending on the size of the IT department, sysadmins do patching for servers or not at all (Security does it then). Patching for clients is usually handled by security or some client architecture dude.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2014, 18:16 Creston
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 15:55:
Especially when the kids still infect your home windows 7 machine with the latest fake AV from just surfing, and it got past whatever current AV product you have on the machine, and up to date patching.

2 things about that

1) People who let their kids on their work PC should summarily be fired.
2) The reason that kind of shit gets past "enterprise AV" products is because 99% of the enterprises go for Symantec or McAfee, and both of them are beyond terrible. But the dipshit in every IT department who is in charge of such purchasing decisions (note, this is never someone who actually knows a single thing about security), knows the names McAfee and Symantec, ergo, Latin, they must be good.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 2, 2014, 18:14 Creston
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 18:06:
Pr()ZaC wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 17:31:
I so wanted The Last of Us for PC...

Edit: Petition

You realize that Sony owns Naughty Dog? You will never see a Naughty Dog game on anything other then a Playstation.

You might as well create a petition to Microsoft saying "we want you to stop with this metro bullshit." It stands about as much chance of succeeding.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 2, 2014, 13:22 Creston
 
Loads fine for me, man. Just tried it.  
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News Comments > On Sale (1)
15. Re: On Sale (1) Jan 2, 2014, 13:19 Creston
 
Borderlands 2 is showing on the front page for me as being 125% off, and selling for $-15.01.

I tried to buy 9 million copies, but sadly it wouldn't give me that price on the actual cart

Edit :-ninja-: 'd
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2014, 12:51 Creston
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 12:30:
Are anti spyware malware products not protect you from that sort of stuff better then Microsoft does?
I am not trying to justify my company not upgrading, fuck it is a pain in the ass to still use XP, I am just curious

Any malware that exploits an OS vulnerability is not likely to get patched by, say, Malwarebytes, because they don't have access to fix it. They can likely detect and cure the malware once it's on your system, but they can't fix the underlying root cause, because it's usually a problem in the kernel.

Zero day vulnerabilities are bad, bad news, and having an OS in my enterprise for which they will not be patched anymore would scare the hell out of me. It's literally just asking to get hacked/damaged.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2014, 12:29 Creston
 
Alamar wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 11:23:
Sounds like a lot of PC gift giving this season, which still have Win7 on them...


Nah, it's enterprises finally migrating from XP to 7 because XP's support ends in 3 months.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2014, 12:28 Creston
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 11:28:
I am still on XP at work. I've talked to the boss the other day to upgrade to 7 but there isn't much reasons to do so, aside from the support not going to be there for XP, which doesn't affect us much anyways.
I'd like to get onto 7 at least but it is a hard sell to them why pay money for something that already works.

Well, when that next zero day comes out and your company remains vulnerable to it forever until some hacker/malware asshole finds it and destroys all your infrastructure, they'll find out pretty quickly.

Not spending $xxx only to get $xxxxxxxx in damages when stuff breaks seems like poor economics to me, but some companies can never look past the next day.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2014, 12:03 Creston
 
Great. So now they can just randomly confiscate your electronics equipment because they feel like it?

WTF, US government? When did this country turn into fucking CHINA???
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 2, 2014, 12:01 Creston
 
nin wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 11:08:
The Last of Us not ruled out for PS4.

AW YEAH!


That would be pretty awesome, though to be fair, I doubt it'll really look all that much better. Maybe it'll run at 60fps instead of 30, but the game is paced slowly enough that the 30fps really isn't an issue, at least to me.

In any case, Sony'd be stupid not to re-release it for the PS4. A game this awesome, you need to put it on as many platforms as you can.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
51. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 2, 2014, 11:55 Creston
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 20:13:
Fixed? what needs to be fixed? The GOG version was already fully compatible with modern OSes and hardware. Maybe by "fixed," they mean that they are removing the ability to kill children.

Sigh. He gives the answer literally five tweets down:

no. Have to remove interplay publisher stuff. Terms of service. Legal. That kind of thing.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
38. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 1, 2014, 12:43 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 00:47:
Sweet! I bought that the other day, and it's a pretty fun racing game.

Have you beaten my times? SAY YOU HAVEN'T BEATEN MY TIMES!!!!
 
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News Comments > GOG.com on DRM and Money-Back Guarantees
5. Re: GOG.com on DRM and Money-Back Guarantees Jan 1, 2014, 12:42 Creston
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 12:04:
One of the side effects of digital distribution is that you lose the DRM of the printed manual. "Type in the 3rd word on the 12th page" was an effective way to ensure you had the manual and increased the chance that you would actually read it.


Ugh. That was the most terrible form of DRM ever invented. Want to play your game again? Better hope you still have the manual!

Even worse were those damn code wheels that LucasArts shipped with their games.
 
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News Comments > New Year's Consolidation
1. 60 bucks for a year-old game Jan 1, 2014, 12:39 Creston
 
"But as we're selling it on a new platform, with a lot a small amount of development work put in to custom craft it for the new platforms; with the new additions for the aesthetic, the physics, the particles, the lighting--taking advantage of next-gen features simply port the PC version to PS4 and Xbone, so I absolutely stand by our decision to offer up Definitive Edition the way we are. We'd love for every Tomb Raider fan to get to experience it on next-gen." buy the exact same game for 60 bucks again.

 
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News Comments > On Sale
24. Re: On Sale Jan 1, 2014, 12:36 Creston
 
Krovven wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 00:27:
Pogo is owned by EA and is their "casual" game site.

Ah, now it makes a little more sense. Not much, but at least a little.

Why you would have to register there for Mass Effect I have no idea, and why it has anything to do with Origin or buying Mass Effect on Steam...makes absolutely no sense.

No, it doesn't. If the only way to get your Origin games to show up is to link an account from pogo, then Origin is broken beyond belief.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Drops Fallout Games
5. Re: GOG.com Drops Fallout Games Jan 1, 2014, 12:33 Creston
 
Blackhawk wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 12:00:
Actually, it was Interplay's rights that ran out as of 12-31-13 as part of their settlement. That means that they have to re-contract with Bethesda before they can keep selling them.

Yup.
 
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