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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered
36. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered Nov 22, 2014, 18:01 HorrorScope
 
Current Eula:

8. In-Game Advertising
The Game may incorporate technology (which may be provided by Frontier or third party service providers engaged by Frontier (each a "Dynamic Advertising Provider")) which enables advertising to be uploaded into the Game on your PC, and changed while the Game is being played on-line. In order that the Dynamic Advertising Provider is able to direct advertising appropriate to your Game and geographic region, as well as to the correct location within the computer game, certain non-personally identifiable data and information may be retrieved and retained by the Dynamic Advertising Provider including your I.P. address, geographic location, in-game position, and information concerning the appearance of advertising visible during your gameplay (for example, the length of time an item of advertising was visible, the dimensions of the advertisements). In addition, the Dynamic Advertising Provider may assign a unique identification number which is stored on your PC and which is used to monitor and calculate the number of views of dynamic advertising during gameplay. None of the information collected for this purpose including the identification number can be used to identify you.

The technology employed by Dynamic Advertising Providers may be located outside your country of residence (including outside of the European Union).

Where a Game incorporates dynamic advertising technology, the technology which serves the provision of dynamic in-game advertising is integrated within the Game. This means that if you do not want to receive dynamic advertising, you should only play the game when you are not connected to the Internet.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered
35. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered Nov 22, 2014, 17:51 HorrorScope
 
harlock wrote on Nov 22, 2014, 13:12:
they fucked up, they should endure the consequences - thats the honorable thing to do,

Another option is to follow thru with an offline mode.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
15. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 22, 2014, 13:13 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 21:31:
Large countries don't work anymore. I forsee humanity moving back toward more of a reigonal/city-state type model.

I don't.
 
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News Comments > On Assassin's Creed Unity Microtransactions
15. Re: On Assassin's Creed Unity Microtransactions Nov 22, 2014, 12:32 HorrorScope
 
netnerd85 wrote on Nov 22, 2014, 00:45:
The worst thing about these microtransactions in Unity is they are really meaningless, almost completely pointless,

Makes it even easier. People having self control issues?
 
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
33. Re: Alienware's Nov 22, 2014, 12:06 HorrorScope
 
Those saying I can build a better one... lets see:

Low End Alien: $550

$285 for mb/same proc/4 gig ram/with Win 8.1
$70 for comparable VC, which would be 550TI.
$30 for a 500 gig HD
$40 for a slim case with power supply
Total $425 they are charging $549.
Yes cheaper. They do all the work where some can't, they want to make a profit...

Things you could improve upon with the difference between your cost and their system. Swap vc out +$60 for a 660 upgrade. +$60 moving to an i5 3330. +$40 for 4 gig more ram.

That would represent the lowest end PC I would consider building today. $585

But lets talk about more blatant Alien BS:
The difference between the low end i3 and the high i3 is $150, the only difference if 4 gig of ram which is $40, they charge you $150. $110 money grab. Uh huh.

The i5 is another $100 on top for a $70 difference in processor price.

The i7 if we compare that all the way back to the cheapest i3, you are looking at $155 for the proc upgrade i3 to an i7 and $40 for ram for a total of $195 more in HW cost, they charge you $350 for that $195. So imo to keep the margin the same and get better HW into the hands of gamers for $750 instead of $900.

I question the low game benches they give out, perhaps those are very friendly frame games. But new games with that dual core i3, vc and 4 gigs of ram. You will not be maxing the best games out there, you'll be well down the list of graphic options.

The minimum system I would build, mentioned above, that would be considerably better but still wouldn't max the newest games.

Their offering vs a PS4/Bone, I'd say the console are a notch stronger. My minimum spec vs PS4/Bone, we'd have it beat in cpu and proc by a notch each, probably 2 on the gfx card, ram equal.

Yeah I would be better building a system for my friend who can't. But if you can't find someone, I'd go buy an i5 tower with 8gb and 1tb for $400 and add the 660 for $130. Easy and and for the same price... better all around.

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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered
28. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered Nov 22, 2014, 11:11 HorrorScope
 
They should just add it back in and then take years to develop it. Coming Soon(tm).

For those that say, what's the big deal? That is the same question the Sim City team was asking and well not many were buying.
 
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
19. Re: Alienware's Nov 21, 2014, 20:53 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 19:02:
What were they thinking with that name: "Alpha?" That implies unfinished and unpolished. These are PC gamers were talking about here.

That being said, Forbes has an impression of the $549 model.
The entry-level Alienware Alpha costs $549, and includes a 500GB hard drive, 4GB of memory, an Intel INTC -0.97% Core i3 CPU, built-in wireless connectivity, and a modified Nvidia GTX 860M graphics card with 2GB of VRAM.
It sounds like they're doing a lot of things right with this. Here are some 1080P benchmarks:

Batman: Arkham Origins
FXAA High, All DirectX 11 Features Enabled, PhysX Normal = Average 65fps

Metro: Last Light Redux
Medium Quality, 4xAF, Tessellation Off = Average 58fps

BioShock Infinite
Very High Quality = Average 55fps

GRID Autosport
High Quality, 4xMSAA = Average 75fps

Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition
Medium Quality, Normal Anti-aliasing = Average 66fps


Yeah that is actually not bad, most likely better than the big boy consoles.
 
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
18. Re: Alienware's Nov 21, 2014, 20:51 HorrorScope
 
Icewind wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 18:09:
also, don't we already have a "PC Gaming Console"? It's called the "Steam Box"...and the hype train has already left on THAT.

I don't recall it ever happening, but now it will come packaged with HL3 I hear.
 
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News Comments > On Assassin's Creed Unity Microtransactions
10. Re: On Assassin's Creed Unity Microtransactions Nov 21, 2014, 20:24 HorrorScope
 
Task wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 19:36:
Hahaha, still convinced that this is Era is like gaming crash of the 80s, in the form of predatory micro-transactions and terrible F2P games.

The easy part imo is you can look right past it. Since it is dollars, one of my most guarded things in the world, again easy to hold on to and look past.

 
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
3. Re: Alienware's Nov 21, 2014, 17:50 HorrorScope
 
$549 is their cheapest and it's going to be low spec'd.

The literally won't tell you want Nvidia card they are using. $800 unit would be my minimum, but that is with a secretive Nvidia card. I know you can get 660's for around $130 which is amazing value, but I bet it is under that.

Their top of the line, again secretive Nvidia card, they say this about it: "Fully maxed; giving you all the console you will ever need."

Wow all the power I'll ever need, they are mind readers and can see the future!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2014, 11:12 HorrorScope
 
Wow! Blue what do you have for us?  
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News Comments > WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers
46. Re: WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers Nov 21, 2014, 11:07 HorrorScope
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 16:37:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 11:40:
What is the opposite of ADHD?

Whatever that is, some of these wow players have it. To have the ability to play that game for so long almost exclusively is a trait I do not have. I know a couple.

I'm finding a lot of SP games too long for their own good, repetitive mechanic syndrome drops in, the my ADHD starts buzzin and I'm looking for something else.

Imagine logging in every day and talking to the same 50 people in your guild. You get to know them, hang out and do fun stuff together. There's always new loot to work towards, new raids and events in the world

It's the social aspect that keep a lot of players playing. You don't want to miss raid days because you don't want to let your guild mates down.

Good point. Then I see how it can become bad habit if you feel that pressure, but most I assume it becomes their lifestyle.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
146. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 19:35 HorrorScope
 
Not sure I've seen a game fall from grace as fast as this.  
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News Comments > WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers
38. Re: WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers Nov 20, 2014, 11:40 HorrorScope
 
What is the opposite of ADHD?

Whatever that is, some of these wow players have it. To have the ability to play that game for so long almost exclusively is a trait I do not have. I know a couple.

I'm finding a lot of SP games too long for their own good, repetitive mechanic syndrome drops in, the my ADHD starts buzzin and I'm looking for something else.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
105. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 20, 2014, 10:07 HorrorScope
 
Yeah I'm holding off, game getting a lot of criticism at home forums. The AI Tactics probably being my #1, too much of NPCs standing around not using their skills to often. See how this cleans up, but they can't seem to figure this out when to most of us a proper game is fairly obvious.

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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 19, 2014, 22:10 HorrorScope
 
A large +1 to Apple for a change.  
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News Comments > WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers
17. Re: WoW Re-Passes 10M Subscribers Nov 19, 2014, 21:46 HorrorScope
 
An interesting number would be how many are paying subs and not playing at all and then for how long.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
101. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 19, 2014, 18:46 HorrorScope
 
Watching DAI mutiplayer, looks a lot like Neverwinter.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2014, 15:23 HorrorScope
 
Blue wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 09:50:
1badmf wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 09:35:
wow, a clunker that died at 100,000 miles? that's pretty bad in this day and age, even for american cars. i've only ever owned japanese cars, and they've all lasted me at least 100,000 miles before i sold them. my infiniti almost got to 220,000.

I thought I made it clear that the car didn't actually die, but had hit the point where the potential repair cost was impractical. It was a 2003 Accord, and had a theoretical trade in value of $6K, but replacing the transmission would cost over $3K, so it was time to walk.

Right but whatever the case of giving up on it, imo means dead to you. But it all depends on where you live, obviously not hitting 100k on a 2003 means there wasn't a lot of driving going on. It's a 2003 that was still used with regular maintenance, yep happens.

I look at every $1200 in a car means it has to go another year. Less Oil/Brakes/Tires. That is cheap transportation.i
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
96. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age Inquisition Nov 19, 2014, 15:07 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 14:42:
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 14:21:
Creston wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 12:59:
Sidenote, rebenchmarked with the 970, on Ultra+FT@1080p, now it's 54/44. Wheee

What was it on the 660 again?

35/25. (avg/min)


Good, that's a nice kick.

Back on the scripts, is it possible they are doing something like as you level they give you more access to add scripts? If I recall correctly DA2 did that.

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