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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
3. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jun 7, 2015, 17:38 jimnms
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 7, 2015, 15:58:
No, it seems he literally has "[nickname]@gmail.com," which for some reason is something people put down on forms when they don't care or don't understand what they're doing? I don't get it, like why would you write it with brackets, but apparently it was a problem for him. I'd just use the coupons and stop complaining.

Gmail probably treats brackets like they do periods and ignores them, so the address people are typing in on BestBuy is nickname@gmail without brackets and it still goes through.

I'm not really surprised that idiots order stuff from Best Buy and put the wrong email address in. I have a gmail address that is myfirstname.mylastname@gmail (my real name though), and there are at least a dozen people that seem to think that this is their address too. I've had people put my email address on lots of things including resumes and bank accounts. I have their real addresses and phone numbers. I've been tempted to call or write them and tell them to quit.

One time a person ordered something, and when I got the email receipt, I was able to cancel their order. When they create accounts with my email address and I get sent the login credentials, I go in and change the name to Imad U. Mass or something. I change the email to a disposable address from 10minutemail.com so that neither they nor I can get into the account.

A few times I've been put on personal email lists. The worst ones were a mailing list for an elementary school, a church and some kind of neighborhood thing. I had a hell of a time getting taken off those lists. I almost resorted to just pretending to be the person that put me on the list and sending things to the mailing list that would embarrass them.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 7, 2015, 12:48 jimnms
 
I'm also surprised to see Fallout 3 and New Vegas there. Those sales are pretty sucky compared to past sales. Both FO3 GotY and FNV UE were $5 several times before and people are now buying them for $12. They'll probably be $5 during the summer sale, unless Bethesda gets greedy and decides not to discount them anymore with Fallout 4 around the corner.  
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News Comments > GOG.com Summer Sale Begins
27. Re: GOG.com Summer Sale Begins Jun 4, 2015, 15:20 jimnms
 
Kajetan wrote on Jun 3, 2015, 12:37:
jimnms wrote on Jun 3, 2015, 12:34:
Arcanum doesn't work in the Galaxy client anyway.
It doesn't? *looking at my active Arcanum entry*
It does work for me ...

Can you play it? It launches but once the actual game begins it just gives you a black screen in the game window. The UI still works. I compared the files installed by the Galaxy client to the stand alone installer, and the one installed by the Galaxy client replaces the original Arcanum.exe, which also means installing the high-res patch and unofficial patches don't work because they look for the original game's .exe, which it can't find.

I haven't tried it recently to see if they fixed it, but the bug reports in the bug tracker still show it as open:

http://mantis.gog.com/view.php?id=2118
http://mantis.gog.com/view.php?id=2620
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
88. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jun 4, 2015, 00:03 jimnms
 
Well this is disturbing. I saw this from another forum:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Fallout/comments/28v2dn/i_played_fallout_4/

It's a reddit post from 11 months ago from a person claiming to be a former Bethsoft employee that worked on Fallout 4. The timeline and information posted very closely matches what has happened and what we see in the trailer. If this is true, you don't get to design your own character. You will play a male character and your character narrates the story. Fuck Bethesda if they do this to Fallout. I really hope this is not true. I will fucking mini nuke their HQ if they do this.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
59. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jun 3, 2015, 15:34 jimnms
 
verybad1 wrote on Jun 3, 2015, 14:30:
Fallout isn't about graphics. Never has been. If you're crying about them, then it's probably not the game for you. In the past the story has been excellent. Hopefully that will be the same.

I'll be very happy if this is well written, but have you played a Bethesda RPG recently? I wouldn't call Skyrim or even Fallout 3 well written.
 
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News Comments > Fallout Countdown
37. Re: Fallout Countdown Jun 3, 2015, 15:20 jimnms
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 3, 2015, 06:07:
Grokk wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 23:18:
I'd love for this to be out for the xmas season this year. Should fit in nicely with the other games and things I need to play first.

More likely though, we're looking at a perhaps xmas 2016 at the earliest. That would give them 18months to release. More likely Q1-2 2017 at best.

I don't think they would tease and announce it now if it were still that far out. Holiday season this year is a good bet. Probably some November date as usual with Bethesda.

I'm betting October 23rd release date for the anniversary of of The Great War. Fallout 3 and NV had late October release dates. Also didn't Fallout New Vegas get announced and trailers released the same year it came out?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Summer Sale Begins
14. Re: GOG.com Summer Sale Begins Jun 3, 2015, 12:34 jimnms
 
Kajetan wrote on Jun 3, 2015, 11:21:
nin wrote on Jun 3, 2015, 10:52:
Damn! Is that a time one? Might have to snag that...
Channeling Shia Labeouf: DO IT!! JUST DO IT!!!!

But for the love of god, do not use the Galaxy client to purchase anything. The last update broke everything related to the checkout process, right on time for the summer sale ...

Arcanum doesn't work in the Galaxy client anyway.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
30. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jun 3, 2015, 12:21 jimnms
 
After watching the trailer I get the feeling that they didn't learn a thing about Fallout or writing from Obsidian. It looks like it will be another linear story with no options like Fallout 3, where you play as a member of or help the BOS. What is Bethesda's obsession with the BOS? They aren't the good guys, quit trying to make them out to be good guys. It's almost as if the only Fallout game they ever played was Fallout Tactics, and the BOS were still kind of dicks in that one too.  
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News Comments > Steam Expands Refund Policy
34. Re: Steam Expands Refund Policy Jun 2, 2015, 22:18 jimnms
 
bhcompy wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 14:53:
LittleMe wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 14:51:
Nice! Two hours is fine for some games, not for others. I suspect if we disconnect from the Internet and play and those hours won't be counted.

You have to reconnect to the internet to do the refund and those hours are counted by the overlay.

The game time you play while offline doesn't show up on your Steam profile. I noticed that this past weekend when my cable went down due to storms in the area. I was in a game when my cable went out and continued to play. I checked the game time in the overlay before I quit and compared it to my profile when the cable came back up and it did not add to it.

Achievements do work offline though, which must be something fairly recent. I set Steam to offline mode to try some mods in a game a while back. I went offline because I didn't want to trigger some achievements while goofing off, but I was surprised when it triggered one anyway.
 
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News Comments > Fallout Countdown
14. Re: Fallout Countdown Jun 2, 2015, 14:38 jimnms
 
Task wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 13:16:
For me though, unless Obsidian is writing it, I'll prolly pass on pre-ordering and get it way later.

I wish Obsidian would be behind Fallout 4, but I doubt it because they've had their hands full with PoE. I have hopes for this to be good, but I'm preparing myself for a huge letdown. If it's a Bethesda in-house development, it's a definite wait and see. Hopefully they gave it to someone competent to write a deep story with lots of branching quests, none of that linear childish Skyrim shit.

And if this turns out to be a Fallout MMO, I'll burn down their offices.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
11. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 2, 2015, 06:04 jimnms
 
nin wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 21:52:
I got the same thing this morning, despite hiding it previously.

Go to a command prompt and paste this: wusa /uninstall /kb:3035583

I didn't install that one either. I had it hidden too, but it doesn't show up in my hidden updates, and it's not installed either. The one that popped up for me was KB2952664. What tipped me off that it wasn't a new update was the publish date of April. A quick search confirmed it was one of the updates I had previously hidden.

nin wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 21:52:
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More annoyingly, perhaps, Microsoft has also changed how updates will work with Windows 10. Although the Pro and Enterprise editions will both be able to defer updates, Windows 10 Home users will not have the option. Updates will instead be downloaded and installed automatically as soon as they're available.

Aaaand fuck you, microsoft. You've released buggy patches too many times for people to trust you with that privilege.

What the hell! They better reverse this decision before release. I haven't decided if I'm going to update or not, and this is pushing me toward not updating, even if it is free. If it's possible would still like to grab a free update key for each of my Win7 licenses and just not update, but I have a feeling you're going to have to get the upgrade from within an installed and working Windows 7 installation.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 2, 2015, 05:36 jimnms
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 19:05:
Somehow I can only think that "inaccessible areas" also have a shortage of battery recharge stations.

Also I .. didn't want to mention it.. but where I live we have this fancy thing called stairwells. That machine seems to be defeated by that, just like the Daleks (and zombies) ;p

Daleks can hover.
 
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News Comments > XCOM 2 Announced
16. Re: XCOM 2 Announced Jun 2, 2015, 05:24 jimnms
 
Meh, I'll get it when it's $5 seeing as how they never bothered to fix game breaking bugs in the last game. I bought the first one when it hit 50% off and was enjoying it until about 20 hours into my game it got buggy as shit. The hit percentages started going off. I first started noticing it only one one soldier, then it spread like a virus to others. On the overview, the little icons at the bottom, hovering over an enemy there would show 0%-1% chance to hit. I kept moving in until I was right in their face and it was still 0%-1%, but when I switch to the aim view it showed what I assume was the correct hit percentage. Once I discovered that, I quit relying on the overview icons as it seemed the aiming percent was correct, but then even that stopped working. It got to the point where one view always said I had 100% and the other 0%, so I had no idea what my real hit percentage was.

I also got a high ranked sniper for a reward after completing a mission once. It would have been nice if he wasn't fucking blind. I gave him squad sight, but when I took him out on his first mission he never, ever, had a shot on any enemy, whether it was in his line of sight or a squad's sight and he clearly could make the shot. I gave him another chance later, but he was the same. He shoot things in overwatch, so that was all he was good for.

I picked up Enemy Within during last year's sale hoping maybe the DLC would have fixed it up, but nope. At least I didn't waste 20 hours playing it before the bug manifested itself.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 1, 2015, 21:44 jimnms
 
I haven't seen a desktop icon. They did push out an update a couple of months ago that would nag you about updating, but I didn't nstalled it and hid it. It mysteriously unhid itself yesterday and started telling me I had an important update.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 1, 2015, 21:38 jimnms
 
nin wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 21:19:
Provided they can be skipped, I'm fine with it. Bonus points if the ad is based on what they think you'd like - they recommended Danger 5 to me, and while skeptical, I checked it out. Holy fuck, it's a riot.

I get weird recommendations from Netflix since I let my niece watch stuff on it when she's here. She watches some weird shit too, so I don't want to see ads for that shit when I go to watch something.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
2. Pirate Bay Loses New Domain Name, Hydra Lives On May 23, 2015, 12:01 jimnms
 
Are they just being targeted because of their name? They aren't the only torrent site out there that have pirated material.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
5. Re: Overwatch Trailer May 22, 2015, 12:38 jimnms
 
Task wrote on May 22, 2015, 10:05:
Has Blizzard decided on how this game will be priced - premium or f2p? If its a premium one shot payment of 30-50, then I might give it a shot. F2P, nada.

It's going to be F2P with purchasable hats.
 
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News Comments > Desura Explains Missed Payments
7. Re: Desura Explains Missed Payments May 22, 2015, 12:01 jimnms
 
Axis wrote on May 22, 2015, 09:32:
Desura was one of those clients you never installed. For YEARS it never worked right with game installs among other annoyances, and bugs just ran rampant. It was immensely less annoying just downloading the games from their site.

Having said that I always had hoped it would take off for the indie devs - but now that Steam is full-on indie, Desura completely missed it's chance.

I actually never had a problem with their client until they the new company took over. They threw out a quick patch to changed the logo and broke something in the process. I just tried downloading and installing it and it still isn't fixed. You can't log in at all, it gives SSL errors, even using the alt-SSL mode that they added that was supposed to fix that.

I bought a couple of games from them a long time ago before Steam had Early Access. I think both of those I have since been given Steam keys for, so I haven't needed to use the Desura client. And at least for now Desura still provides stand-alone downloads for game installers, so the client isn't needed.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed May 21, 2015, 14:51 jimnms
 
Verno wrote on May 21, 2015, 10:05:
GOG is cool but Galaxy is way too barebones to use as a primary source of games IMO.

It is still beta, but it does need a lot of improvement. I've only tried it on a few older games on it. Since I already have most of my GOG games backed up on external disks, I installed them from the downloaded installers and imported them. For some odd reason the Galaxy client replaces the game's .exe, so mods that patch or look for the original game.exe don't work. One of the games didn't work at all through after importing it to the Galaxy client, but it worked fine before importing it.

I hope they keep their word and make it optional. Since they're retiring the old GOG downloader, I wish they would add an option to download the game installer through the Galaxy client. I thought I read somewhere that there was an option to keep the installers after installing a game from the Galaxy client, but like I said, I haven't tried installing one yet from the Galaxy client.

Edit: Well damn, I fired up the Galaxy client after posting. It downloaded an update, and my wish came true. There is now an option to download the game, but the extras still must be downloaded one at a time unlike having the option to download them all with the old GOG downloader.

This comment was edited on May 21, 2015, 14:59.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed May 21, 2015, 07:36 jimnms
 
Frags4Fun wrote on May 20, 2015, 20:06:
Do they really not allow us to disable auto-updates? Is this true for all games? What about my modded Skyrim? I haven't been on PC much over the past 6 months so please excuse my ignorance on this.

Steam never, ever, did let you disable updates. The option used to be called do not update this game, but it only disabled auto updating in the background. If a game was patched, the next time you launched it, it would get patched. They finally changed the wording of the options to make it clear.

There is a way to keep Steam from updating a game though. You have to move it out of the SteamApps directory. You won't be able to run it from the Steam client, you'll have to run it from the game's .exe or a shortcut. If it's a Steamworks game, it will still require Steam to be running and if it's not running it will launch it. Steam will still recognize the game launch, provide the overlay, achievements, etc. just as usual, only now it can't patch it.
 
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