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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2015, 15:58 HorrorScope
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 14:05:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 11:20:
InBlack wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 09:44:
What could be the 'huge' NASA announcement? Hmmm. Didn't Kepler already detect like hundreds of Earthlike planets already??

They've rec'd a digital transmission from a planet of a being standing in front of 1000's of other like beings, which seems that the one being is verbally communicating to the rest of them while pointing one of their extremities in the air.

Did you just invoke Godwin's law, without invoking Godwin's law? If you know what I mean

Perhaps. This wasn't an original thought of mine? lol
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
32. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 15:53 HorrorScope
 
So what I've read is that IGN needs to get a memo on why we use blockers (so many good reasons) and then go back to their advertisers apps to tell them they have bad ads on several levels and it needs to be fixed first.

Once that is done expect the need for a 5 year campaign by a consortium to tell us they are sorry, they've heard us, they've corrected it so there isn't any harm in it. That it is a simple add off to the side that is totally safe and all that all it does is have a link to the product with no other BS.

Then that followed up with independent testing and agreeing.

Then we as a community can start to abide by the request.

They are pointing here at us, while it is way too easy to prove the issue needs to be addressed in the other direction first. This truly is the ad's issue, not the users. They've crossed the business morals line, we just reacted to it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 13:18 HorrorScope
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 12:33:
I don't have any kind of ad-blocker installed. Mostly cos I'm too lazy to bother with it, but I also rarely visit sites that have too many or intrusive ads. Blue's is one of them.

I will say... that is lazy. The payoff overall is huge and is made up for most in well less than a single day.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 23, 2015, 11:42 HorrorScope
 
yuastnav wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 07:02:
As someone who has never owned one single console in his life and only ever played on the PC... why would you already sell your PS4? Didn't it come out like one year ago or something? I didn't have the feeling that there is a drought of games for the PS4.
Also, didn't it cost around 400 USD at launch? Does the price fall so dramatically that it is only worth half after one year?

1. If you are in jail and need to make bail, you know you have $200's there.

2. You are a pc gamer got into consoles and decideded it wasn't for you, cut your losses take the $200.

3. You bought a PS4 all your dumb friend bought a Bone because of Live and you want to catch back up with them. $200.

4. You're a thief and have a fence willing to pay you $200 per.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 23, 2015, 11:20 HorrorScope
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 23, 2015, 09:44:
What could be the 'huge' NASA announcement? Hmmm. Didn't Kepler already detect like hundreds of Earthlike planets already??

They've rec'd a digital transmission from a planet of a being standing in front of 1000's of other like beings, which seems that the one being is verbally communicating to the rest of them while pointing one of their extremities in the air.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2015, 10:59 HorrorScope
 
Do sites get money just from displaying ads or do you have to click on them? I will consider turning adblock off for Blue's, but if he make nothing unless I click, then there is no reason to have it off, I won't click.

I also checked IGN's main site, main page and that wasn't bad. I did want to try it since they talk about how other sites ruin it for sites that don't go too far. See if they were hypocrites, I only did the main page, wasn't bad. I never go there though, so back on just in case.
 
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News Comments > Win10 Gamer Primer
36. Re: Win10 Gamer Primer Jul 22, 2015, 20:20 HorrorScope
 
Julio wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 19:41:
No need to install Windows 10 - there's no benefit here for users. Waiting for that eventual monthly fee they'll charge to rent Windows 10. Or maybe they'll just sell your data that it collects...

To be honest the make or break feature is how much better will games with DX 12 really be?
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Free DLC
35. Re: The Witcher 3 Free DLC Jul 22, 2015, 18:19 HorrorScope
 
Mac wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 16:42:
The only difference is getting a manual installation package vs. having it installed automatically -- both options result in game files being on your computer that operate independently, i.e. without any DRM whatsoever.

Fair point. I'm ghosted, most aren't, I won't have an issue with that, but fair.
 
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News Comments > KOTOR 2 Patched; OS X & Linux Support Added
34. Re: KOTOR 2 Patched; OS X & Linux Support Added Jul 22, 2015, 18:00 HorrorScope
 
Ant wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 01:53:
I loved KOTOR1, but avoided KOTOR2 due to problems. So, it is safe to play now?

Does the Sith Restored Content patch work with the new version? Doing a quick check around the horn, seems like it could be a bit buggy.

This comment was edited on Jul 22, 2015, 18:08.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Free DLC
33. Re: The Witcher 3 Free DLC Jul 22, 2015, 17:58 HorrorScope
 
Mac wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 16:42:
descender wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 16:13:
Believe it or not, there are a LOT of games on Steam that don't actually use ANY DRM to run. This list is basically every game available on Steam (probably outdated though) that doesn't use the Steam CEG or a third party DRM like uPlay/etc.

"Believe it or not", but Steam is DRM!

They can remotely rescind your license to play a game you have bought at any time!

As the person was stating not all Steam bought games are reliant on Steam. Another name I'll throw out there is D:OS. I can uninstall Steam, revoke my Steamanship and it will still run when I click it's executable.
 
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News Comments > Win10 Gamer Primer
33. Re: Win10 Gamer Primer Jul 22, 2015, 17:42 HorrorScope
 
WaltC wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 14:30:
Win10 is more backwards-compatible with games than Win7, believe it or not. It's also much better/faster all the way around. If you have peripherals that can run under Win7/8, chances are excellent those drivers will continue to work in Win10 even if you don't own hardware made by reputable OEMs who supply timely driver updates...;)

I've been running it for most of the last year, and have been using it exclusively for the last couple of months (nuked my 8.1 installation)--I have no games that won't run; and I have no hardware that won't run. Grabbing this free update is a no-brainer...!

The desktop is the default and the start-menu is back--you can have tiles on your desktop or not have them--it's your choice. Metro is dead (unless you like Metro, in which case you can call some of it up again.) Best thing I've seen Microsoft do. Ever. And by gosh, it's free (so long as you had enough sense to buy Win7 or Win8 from Microsoft, that is.) Even if you are still holding XP/Vista in your cold, dead fingers, Win10 is worth the price of admission.

This is the only advice I'd give, however: if you don't already own a retail license to a qualifying Windows upgrade OS, then buy a retail license to Windows 10 because the retail license follows you, not your hardware--a retail license survives hardware upgrades like motherboard & cpu swaps, an OEM license does not. A retail license for Win10 is good for pretty much the rest of your life, or until they stop making x86 personal computers entirely (whichever comes first)...!

No reason I can think of for anyone not to get on this bandwagon--it's going to mean that at some point within the next 12 months the only Windows market that will exist to any degree will be the Windows 10 market--and what a boon for software that's going to be! It's going to make software development much easier, etc. I think we are seeing the beginning of a "golden age" of software, not to put too fine a point on it...

That is perhaps the rosey-ist comments I've seen on Windows 10, the ending was the cherry "golden age". Win 7 to me will be the landmark where 8 and 10 are built on that success. Improvements, sure? But 7 settled the "rebooting of a frozen computer daily (or worse) down to near nil" and that was a major step forward for pc's. Being in the job I have that alone has saved me 100's of hours per year and a lot of stress. Until I have a perfect picture of Win 10 Upgrades (forced and/or paid), I have to be somewhat pessimistic, as an O/S in general I'm sure it's good, it's enhanced Win 7. The Xbox part, yes we'll bitch about it, but as said we can simply not use it, done and done.
 
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News Comments > Win10 Gamer Primer
32. Re: Win10 Gamer Primer Jul 22, 2015, 17:37 HorrorScope
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 15:35:
There will be PC games that are built to support that in the near future.

How many not supported with $$$ from MS? Because you have two issues to just do it alone... Once bitten, twice shy. And we have an established standard in Steam. I think it is a long road ahead or general non-paid developers to support this and Steam. I won't even say good luck because honestly I don't need it, they blew it years and years ago and I don't really have any faith in them doing it right and beneficial to us now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 22, 2015, 13:39 HorrorScope
 
Good news for them if all they did were phones, they'd still be the richest, everything else is to keep family members employed.

Love how sales up 30+% but analysts had set it higher, so it was a disappointment and yep stock price drops. Over 30% more, man people are greedy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 22, 2015, 13:35 HorrorScope
 
My ebay policy, only buy from there that you cannot buy at any other place period and make sure you really really want it.  
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News Comments > Win10 Gamer Primer
23. Re: Win10 Gamer Primer Jul 22, 2015, 13:33 HorrorScope
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 13:22:
So I guess Microsoft's dedication to PC gaming is an xbox app in windows 10.
Just fucking great. What's next? DX12 requires the power of the cloud?

Yes, they refuse to accept reality.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Free DLC
24. Re: The Witcher 3 Free DLC Jul 22, 2015, 13:25 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 12:18:
G2A is your friend. I bought my copy - GoG verstion - for $38 CDN, they're selling for 18 Pounds on G2A right now - again the GoG version. Steam wants $60 CDN atm and they can kiss my ass.

Cutter if you don't mind send me over a link there to what an American can buy and use. I assume if it is the GOG version this is the DRM less version, so any funny region locking shouldn't be an issue, correct? At that price, I have 3 sales.

I do see a key for the english version for $10.93, will that allow me to download from GOG the DRM free version?

Thanks.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Free DLC
23. Re: The Witcher 3 Free DLC Jul 22, 2015, 13:21 HorrorScope
 
Flatline wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 12:04:

That's the thing. He *does* want to buy it now. And he can buy it dirt cheap from GOG directly or spend full price on Steam.

What I find odd is both sites want $60.
 
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News Comments > Win10 Gamer Primer
19. Re: Win10 Gamer Primer Jul 22, 2015, 12:21 HorrorScope
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 09:14:
Here is my guide to optimal use of Windows 10 for gamers:

- Do. Not. Install.


There you go. Simple really. Wait for DX12 capable games people, there really is no need to upgrade at this moment you will only have issues (like with every new Windows release)

Well I'd add once you like what you see dive in and if you are coming up on the year, make a judgement call if you haven't already. Also first poster, yes, things they boast for many will be things we won't be using. Always good for a laugh.

Still want more complete details on things like forced updates and long-term costs.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Free DLC
11. Re: The Witcher 3 Free DLC Jul 22, 2015, 11:32 HorrorScope
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 11:05:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 22, 2015, 09:16:
I really want to grab this game but it's £50 / $78 on Steam, which is pathetic (new AAA games are usually £30-35 / $47-55).
Publishers are getting greedy.

So you drop 500$ on star citizen which is a barely playable game with almost no content.

You bitch about 50 british pound game that's fucking amazing and people are sinking hundreds of hours into and saying it's probably the most complete game they've ever played.

Your logic is baffling.

Well now he has to make it back up, so there can be a logical slant to it. I'd wait for a sale at this point, since well it has already had one. There will be a patch most likely to fix some things 1.07 broke.
 
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News Comments > KOTOR 2 Patched; OS X & Linux Support Added
21. Re: KOTOR 2 Patched; OS X & Linux Support Added Jul 21, 2015, 21:23 HorrorScope
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 21, 2015, 19:45:
Anyone know if a KOTOR 3 is in the works... Because activity like this seems to suggest that.

It allows this surprise to make a lot more sense.
 
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