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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Saturday Screenshots
15. Re: Saturday Screenshots May 17, 2015, 00:35 HorrorScope
 
McJammiepants wrote on May 16, 2015, 22:56:
Wow. Thanks for that jacobvandy. Disappointing, but pretty clear.

I remember first seeing that 2013 E3 trailer and going "oh man, the new wave is here...I'm gonna have to build a whole new system upon release." Turns out, I should be just fine with a new gtx980, the same i72600k I've had for 4 years and 24 gb RAM. Unfortunately, the awe I was expecting to experience won't likely be present. I'm sure I'll still enjoy the game, though.

Yeah we get the bigger levels due to new-gen console ram. We get less then optimal gfx thanks to new-gen console. Predictable. I guess be happy with larger levels and I am. If it were still the old consoles, I'd probably pass. So we get another 7 years of this bull?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
10. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 16, 2015, 21:53 HorrorScope
 
Quboid wrote on May 16, 2015, 18:56:
HorrorScope wrote on May 16, 2015, 17:44:
When we can’t verify that Windows is properly installed, licensed, and not tampered with, we create a desktop watermark to notify the user. If you ever encounter this watermark on a new machine, I encourage you to return the device immediately to the retailer from whom you purchased it and request a Genuine Windows device. Non-Genuine Windows has a high risk of malware, fraud, public exposure of your personal information, and a higher risk for poor performance or feature malfunctions. Non-Genuine Windows is not supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner.

Why? Or is it just trying to sell fear. Why would a Non-Genuine be more at risk with Malware, exposure and poor performance? Are they drop settings to make that so? Not that I worry, but I just found it strange, you get a watermark, ok, but it's like a Pirate Lite Version of 10, if it really is more susceptible.

It could be compromised before you touch it - the people who cracked Windows or who uploaded it could insert whatever code they want to. This goes for all pirated software but I would think that an operating system is easiest to hide this code from virus scanners with rootkits and access during the OS's installation.

Most of these crackers do it for the prestige but probably not all and I'd worry that my keystrokes were being analysed for credit card info.

(BTW, have you seen the thread addressed to you on the left menu, below the popular threads?)

Got it. That can happen, but then they'll be one's clean to, word will get around.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Specs
43. Re: Oculus Rift Specs May 16, 2015, 17:59 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 16, 2015, 14:37:
Yeah, I am pretty sure in a year or so there will be demo stations in stores. Or in smaller tech shops, I am sure they will have a unit to show customers if they ask. Waiting for that before really committing

I'm expecting them to be demo'd the same time they go on sale. I have to see it for myself.

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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance May 16, 2015, 17:49 HorrorScope
 
Yep. Freedom and Patriot are becoming words to fear, talk about a massive fall. The bad guys running the show are changing the true definitions of these words. Imo that would make them criminals.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
7. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 16, 2015, 17:44 HorrorScope
 
When we can’t verify that Windows is properly installed, licensed, and not tampered with, we create a desktop watermark to notify the user. If you ever encounter this watermark on a new machine, I encourage you to return the device immediately to the retailer from whom you purchased it and request a Genuine Windows device. Non-Genuine Windows has a high risk of malware, fraud, public exposure of your personal information, and a higher risk for poor performance or feature malfunctions. Non-Genuine Windows is not supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner.

Why? Or is it just trying to sell fear. Why would a Non-Genuine be more at risk with Malware, exposure and poor performance? Are they drop settings to make that so? Not that I worry, but I just found it strange, you get a watermark, ok, but it's like a Pirate Lite Version of 10, if it really is more susceptible.
 
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News Comments > Legends of Eisenwald in July; New Trailer
3. Re: Legends of Eisenwald in July; New Trailer May 16, 2015, 17:39 HorrorScope
 
Huh, a cinematic like this for the type of game it is. Reminds me a little of the Upton Game of War commercials. They are getting more advanced and show just how terrible it looks for not even a second at the end now.

On the TB list, but it's a looong list.

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News Comments > Oculus Rift Specs
40. Re: Oculus Rift Specs May 16, 2015, 11:33 HorrorScope
 
HoSpanky wrote on May 15, 2015, 23:21:
He's lost any sense of wonder at tech breakthroughs, and from what I'm reading, doesn't understand the difference between 3D and VR.

To me that means you need to walk away and do something else in life for a good while. The excitement of this medium is pushing it forward, if you lost that, you've become old like how many old people are. Their world was better than your new world.

I think the anger in gamers today is the staleness, we've been doing the same things for 20 years now. Still fun, but nowhere near as exciting as it used to be. Once these things are out and it works, it won't be perfected yet, the HW or SW, so we'll be excited each big step forward. If it all fly's, I've never surrendered that, but I'm also not trying to Nostradamus this with doom. You win nothing predicting either way.

If SLI per eye works with next to zero hassle or wait for new drivers on release, I then would be interested in SLI.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Specs
39. Re: Oculus Rift Specs May 16, 2015, 11:28 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2015, 22:55:
HorrorScope wrote on May 15, 2015, 19:47:
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2015, 19:44:
What a pig. So it's still going to be several years before this even gets close to mainstream with these sorts of specs.


Got an optimal experience, like GTA on today's pc's... no difference. But since you don't like the idea of VR, you will try leaving out favoring info. To me and people like me here, we are expecting a 970 type level for a great experience, zero surprise there.

Are you going to cry when this doesn't become the next big thing?

Like you crying in advance because it might? No I will not cry. And when I look at big thing, I don't look at it like mobile, I'd be happy for it to be a video game only success, pc only needed for me.

With both units coming out, right now I favor Valve being a game company only vs Facebook being a social one. I just know Valve will totally have the right interest of the gamers in mind.

Support will play the deciding factor most likely. If equal, specs.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Specs
5. Re: Oculus Rift Specs May 15, 2015, 19:47 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2015, 19:44:
What a pig. So it's still going to be several years before this even gets close to mainstream with these sorts of specs.


Got an optimal experience, like GTA on today's pc's... no difference. But since you don't like the idea of VR, you will try leaving out favoring info. To me and people like me here, we are expecting a 970 type level for a great experience, zero surprise there.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Specs
3. Re: Oculus Rift Specs May 15, 2015, 19:42 HorrorScope
 
Yeah thanks, how about your damn products specs?

Got to think NVidia will have it's new line come out right around these devices release. I would think many will be looking at 1070's for VR.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2015, 18:25 HorrorScope
 
We just jumped the shark at the Horrorscope family. Dogs barks, doorbell rings, ask kid, "got someone coming over?", "yeah Alan". Dogs still barking, kid still just sitting there no inkling to go get friend at the door. "Are you going to go get him?". "Oh, I just texted him to come in". 5 seconds later "Comes in."  
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed May 15, 2015, 18:21 HorrorScope
 
NKD wrote on May 15, 2015, 14:03:
While younger employees may not have a monopoly on those things, they sure do have most of them, and accept a lower salary offer as well. It's hard to criticize employers for preferring younger employees who have everything to prove and haven't become complacent or cynical.

And lower medical costs. It is what it is, its the system we love. Good news... everyone (general) will be old. So we'll all have our day.

Get old, use your experience, become a consultant and make more with less time.

Back to medical costs, I'd like to see gov't health, take it away from companies, it's a large burden for them and they do make decisions based on that. And in a lot of cases it's going up fast for less service.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation May 15, 2015, 15:44 HorrorScope
 
NetHead wrote on May 15, 2015, 14:24:
Right now the only "big" game I'm remotely tempted to buy is The Witcher 3, loved the series and had multiple playthroughs, still even so I've yet to buy it, because I've pretty much been forced to learn not to buy "big" high profile games when they're new.

If I do buy the Witcher 3 wile it's new it will be because it's great and because I want to support the developer. I do my damndest not to give money to companies I don't like, if enough people did that we wouldn't be treated like absolute shit.

Same. And with the Witcher, past history shows, lots of post release support with a Directors cut type release as well, with added and rebalance and all that. Plus a little history of buggy releases.

Like you say you want to support the good one's but you also want to be a smart shopper. On the flip side, I buy a lot of $5'ish games, knowing I'd like it but also knowing I may never get to it. But I'm supporting them hopefully and the genre they rep.

Interesting times in how we do things.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
10. Re: Evening Mobilization May 15, 2015, 13:04 HorrorScope
 
They'll be back...  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation May 15, 2015, 12:34 HorrorScope
 
Good news on D:OS, pc will get enhancements as well. But this will have to bring in another good chunk of change, the more they get the more this continues. PoEt sales imo seem disapointing, not saying they aren't happy or profitable, but as others were thinking, they felt that it would be at or a bit above D:OS levels at the same point, it isn't.

One thing though that this TB era has me wondering is buying at release. This is so much post work going on in these games, I feel I rather play it 6-9 months down the line, more polish and probably a better price. I'm not sure one escaped this trend. I've bought a couple at release and I've found myself waiting for improvements. Most others I wasn't as hyped to buy and waited and got a better game. Wasteland 2 continues to be pushed out for me. I'm happy they are doing this on games I don't already own, but for one's I do, still happy, but starting to wonder if I should wait... on pretty much anything.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Preloads Confirmed; Release Schedule
85. Re: The Witcher 3 Preloads Confirmed; Release Schedule May 13, 2015, 19:48 HorrorScope
 
Redmask wrote on May 13, 2015, 07:25:
InBlack wrote on May 13, 2015, 03:02:
Interesting. The biggest draw for meto the Witcher III is it's supposed open-world 'skyrimness'. Ive read that 8/10 review and apparently not all areas are accessible from the open world (not a problem) and you can't simply run off in your direction and do your own thing.

This last bit is kind of dissapointing. Then I read part of the review again. Apparently you CAN take on multiple quests but they "DONT SCALE" to your level. Which means that you can get your butt kicked if you wander off into the unknown. Wait what?

Since when is that a negative?? This is how oldschool RPGs did it, and they did allright, scaling is for pussies. Let me get some satisfaction from completing a much more difficult quest than should be possible for my level!!

Will still wait and see but Im optimistic about this game.

I find the best approach is a mixed one, scaling for story quests keeps them challenging since most players tend to over level themselves and instead have static levels for side quests.

I agree, there isn't one that beats all. It's a 50-50 type call, a game can be good either way. Give devs leeway on this one.

I can tell you no level scaling and no pointer to give clues on where to go, creates a lot of flack on forums with many players having a rough time. I think it's an art, some maybe dumbing down, but there is also an elegance in usability. For example D:OS, it starts out in a town and no direction, some people put the game down and play something else.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 13, 2015, 19:02 HorrorScope
 
Verno wrote on May 13, 2015, 11:38:
I think its much more effective to just use a password manager, you can host the DB yourself, encrypt it and have its login limited with a one time code tied to a phone or whatever if you're truly paranoid. My password manager automatically creates complex passwords for sites and fills fields in apps/etc so I don't have to. No two sites ever get the same pass and the passwords are actually reasonably difficult to crack unlike the xkcd idea. The xkcd idea might've made sense 10 years ago but we've got better tools now and there are too many sites to remember a bunch of passwords like that, if someone is using one password for many sites then they've defeated the entire purpose and so on.

Yeah websites are easy, I still like readable one's albeit different.

But say an online game where you manager doesn't auto-fill, I'm using a unique readable password for my memories sake.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy’s The Division Delayed
20. Re: Tom Clancy’s The Division Delayed May 13, 2015, 11:37 HorrorScope
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 13, 2015, 01:22:
Creston wrote on May 12, 2015, 23:37:
"You guys remember that incredible trailer we showed off about two years ago? Yeah, it looks and plays nothing like that anymore."

Basically this. It's a shame, but it's yet another game that can't live up to the crazy hype they try to generate pre-release.

They were trying to sell next-gen, we should know better to fall for that one. You know there is some serious pressure going on over there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 13, 2015, 11:33 HorrorScope
 
FWIW I did something like Cutter's illustration.

I use 3 standard things in a fixed format, just different values. So each site I need unique protection it gets a new one, at least it can be remembered if using often vs FeF#%g#@G$rfE%, which I tried that and it was crazy. The main thing I feel I can do is not use the same one twice at critical sites. Not that it has to be unpronounceable.

I sort of feel if a hacker gets a hold of the entire DB and they have the skills, it's coming down. Sort of snicker at all the "Password" articles acting like this is still in kindergarden.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun Chronicles - Boston Lockdown Free Content
3. Re: Shadowrun Chronicles - Boston Lockdown Free Content May 13, 2015, 11:18 HorrorScope
 
I'm giving it time, I like what I see on vids, but also see it came out a bit early. In this case the Steam review could be about major server problems they had the first couple weeks.  
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