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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > More Survivor 2299 Teasing
4. Re: More Survivor 2299 Teasing Dec 6, 2013, 09:44 Silicon Avatar
 
Well, whatever, guys.

I've been having fun with that site all week.

The story that the Morse code comes out with is pretty interesting. There actually were a couple hoax sites recently but they've abruptly closed their hoaxes down.

I kind of doubt Bethesda would allow a site with the Vault-Tec logo to operate for weeks and deliver some mysterious payload at the end. I think it would have been pulled by now - or people would have at least been warned that Bethsoft wasn't the ones making it. I mean, it's hit general gamer press. It's not like they don't know it's there.

 
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News Comments > Survivor 2299: "Nuclear winter has come"
17. Re: Survivor 2299: Dec 4, 2013, 23:34 Silicon Avatar
 
Dunno if anyone is still reading this thread, but this site just popped up. If you change the size of your browser window to make all the circles sort of concentric then when the explosion cloud pops up you can see the number 4 made out of sparkles.

http://thepropheteer.com

You have to do it just right or it doesn't work.

The Bethesda forum says the song came out of the 60s. That is all they really know. If this is a hoax these things are getting really elaborate and more than one person must be involved.

 
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News Comments > Survivor 2299: "Nuclear winter has come"
11. Re: Survivor 2299: Dec 3, 2013, 17:03 Silicon Avatar
 
dumpy wrote on Dec 3, 2013, 16:48:
As enjoyable as most Bethesda games are (I'm currently playing through both Skyrim and Fallout 3), they're usually fairly buggy. Best option might be to wait 6 to 12 months for patches and mod maturity.

But that's not going to happen.

It's true. I just wade through the bugs. I play Bethesda games for years so it doesn't bother me if my first play-through is not optimal.

Waiting is a better deal monetarily though. Usually in a year or so you can get GOTY on sale and by that time there are usually some good mods too.
 
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News Comments > Survivor 2299: "Nuclear winter has come"
9. Re: Survivor 2299: Dec 3, 2013, 15:22 Silicon Avatar
 
No problem, guys.

FO4 is a day one purchase for me (ok it's worse than that - I will pre-order the collector's edition).

I can't wait to see Fallout in the Skyrim engine. I am working on yet another NV play-through right now.


 
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News Comments > Survivor 2299: "Nuclear winter has come"
4. Re: Survivor 2299: Dec 3, 2013, 11:27 Silicon Avatar
 
This supposedly came from somewhere on Reddit. I found it on the Bethsoft forum.

All messages pieced together (highlight the text - I put it in "secret" mode for people who want to figure it out themselves):

October 23rd, 2077

Air Raid Sirens go off. The Great War begins and lasts two hours

“Calling any station. Calling any station. Calling any station. This is OZ (Bridgeport). Please stand by.”

“Bridgeport, this is Concord (MA), message: Quabbin Reservoir is hit, repeat, Quabbin Reservoir is hit, over.”

(Boston is hit by a nuclear warhead. The NCRA was in the process of being updated with a situation report)

"National Catastrophe Relief Auxiliary Unit, Boston 314, 7 Emergency Message: NEW YORK STAGE 7 WASHINGTON STAGE 7 LOS ANGELES STAGE 7 AUSTIN STAGE 7 CHICAGO STAGE 7 NEW ORLEAN STAGE 7 LAS VEGAS UNKNOWN MIAMI STAGE 7 DALLAS STAGE 7 DENVER STAGE 7 SAN DIEGO STAGE 7 SAN FRANCISCO STAGE 7 BOSTO-"

(A vault technician opens 119 to any survivors of the initial attack. IT is possible 7667 is the code needed to enter the Vault)

“Calling all stations, calling all stations, calling all stations, this is Vault Technician 2510730 one six emergency Vault-Tec shelter for survivors in Quabbin, number 119, repeat, emergency Vault-Tec shelter for survivors in Quabbin, number 119, over”

(The radio operator who attempted to reach the NCRA realizes Boston is now gone and that there is no hope)

“Calling all stations, calling all stations, calling all stations. Boston is gone, I repeat, Boston is gone. No Hope. Frequency 3450 Return Transmission. Goodbye America.”

(Six days pass, and the Nuclear Winter occurs)

TIME ELAPSES

July 4th, 2299

(The Survivor heads to the Institute for help)

”MY DEAR SISTER. I’M HEADING TO THE INSTITUTE. GOD KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS PLACE NOW. THIS OLD BASTARD WILL HELP US. HE MUST HELP US. –0321–”

(The Institute refuses to help the survivor. He decides to venture to Black Row.)


THE INSTITUTE IS SEALED. THEY WON'T HELP US. I'M HEADING TO BLACK ROW. -NGQHT 5120-

(In the meantime, Vault 119 is being attacked)

"Calling all stations, this is overseer 119 emergency enemy unknown, SOS. Vault 119 Quabbin 7667, repeat, SOS, Vault 119 Quabbin 7667 enemy unknown."

(The attackers manage to breach the vault doors. The vault dwellers retreat to level 4.)

"Calling all stations, this is Vault Overseer 119, anybody near Quabbin? SOS Vault door breach, repeat, SOS Vault door breach, enemy unknown, level 1, 2, and 3 gone, survivors on (service lift to OR in secure location) level 4"

(The attackers manage to kill the overseer (whose code is 15334), who probably attempted to defend his vault dwellers and hold off the attackers. The attackers now attempt to breach Level 4)

"Calling all stations, this is Vault 119, SOS, Level 4 is under attack, Overseer is dead, repeat, SOS, Level 4 is under attack, Overseer is dead. We won’t make it."

(The Survivor has reached Black Row. They send our a Quick Response Force to help at Vault 119.)

"Calling Black Row Out Station. Ground is safe. Too Late. Level 4 breach. No survivors, 899 corpses. We are leaving Vault 119. Over, back to you."

Someone, presumably a synthetic humanoid (android), attempts to hack into the Overseer's computer but uses a wrong code - 15812 instead of 15334 -and the incorrect log-in marks the android as an enemy. The message below is left on the computer)

"THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S COMING. IT'S A KEY TO THE GREAT GAME"


 
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News Comments > Survivor 2299: "Nuclear winter has come"
1. Re: Survivor 2299: Dec 3, 2013, 10:16 Silicon Avatar
 
Interesting.

I think FO4 is going to be filthy with androids.

I mean, assuming this isn't the world's best hoax on gaming.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 2, 2013, 22:42 Silicon Avatar
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 19:11:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 17:00:
I think retail built up BF and now Cyber Monday with some awesome deals early on to establish the reputation and now they've pulled back. A lot of the "deals" I saw weren't mind-blowing and with places like Wal*Mart who get special (crap) versions of electronics made just for their store you have to watch where you shop too.

Half the people I saw in stores were price-checking against Amazon on their smart phones too. I want to feel sorry for retail but at the same time the writing has been on the wall for them to adapt for 15 years now.

Yeah, but it's a double edged sword. Because a lot of larger ticket items you'll never buy without seeing them live first. And then dealing with warranties, returns, etc. And with price matching in most cases I'd still prefer to buy that sort of stuff brick and mortar.

Yeah, there's that.

Shoes and clothes are stuff I still don't like to buy online. There is too much variation in fit between styles and brands and I don't really like to go into a real store, try stuff on, and then buy it online cheaper. I know people who do that but to me that's too far. I figure if I'm using somebody's store to demo and maybe using a salesman's time then I should buy it from that store.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 2, 2013, 17:00 Silicon Avatar
 
I think retail built up BF and now Cyber Monday with some awesome deals early on to establish the reputation and now they've pulled back. A lot of the "deals" I saw weren't mind-blowing and with places like Wal*Mart who get special (crap) versions of electronics made just for their store you have to watch where you shop too.

Half the people I saw in stores were price-checking against Amazon on their smart phones too. I want to feel sorry for retail but at the same time the writing has been on the wall for them to adapt for 15 years now.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack Leaves id Software
40. Re: John Carmack Leaves id Software Nov 23, 2013, 00:27 Silicon Avatar
 
I got the impression these past few years that Carmack was getting bored.

When he started iD there were big gains to be made in the graphics field. Now the gains are more incremental. I imagine things like rocketry and OR are more appealing because they have challenges left to be solved that also (potentially) have big gains.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4(?) "Nuclear Winter" Teased
30. Re: Fallout 4(?) Nov 22, 2013, 22:22 Silicon Avatar
 
I hope this is legitimate. I really am eager for another Fallout game. I've got to beat a couple more DLC in NV (again). By the time I finish that Wasteland 2 should be out and by the time I'm doing toying with that, maybe Fallout 4 will be out.

 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Goes Commercial
25. Re: Black Mesa Goes Commercial Nov 20, 2013, 14:32 Silicon Avatar
 
Ryan Lange wrote on Nov 20, 2013, 13:30:
Cutter wrote on Nov 20, 2013, 10:53:
Whilst super for them, it means sweet FA to me and many others who really wanted to see HL3 instead of a remake of a 15 year old game we can all play blindfolded made with an outdated engine - and they're charging for it. Knock yourself out however.

I'm not here frequently, but I don't think I've ever seen you say anything positive that wasn't immediately overshadowed by a really negative comment. You're just a big bag of hate, aren't you?

I imagine him yelling like the Angry Video Game Nerd and it gets a lot funnier.

Buffalo diarrhea shit-cake ASS.

ASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

Asssssssss far as the mod goes, it's cool that they might get some money out of it but I will probably pass. I played so much Half Life and HL2 back when they were popular that I still sort of feel burned out, even with new graphics.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 20, 2013, 00:07 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm trying to figure out why Toys R Us is selling USB flash drives...  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 TMed
65. Re: Fallout 4 TMed Nov 18, 2013, 14:37 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm ok with Gamebryo. I like what it turned into when it got upgraded for Skyrim. With mods, Skyrim is gorgeous.

I just want to be able to run a Fallout game without having to load a bunch of weird side hacks to get all my texture packs going.

I really enjoy the sandbox style Bethesda has. Between that and mods their games last me years where some other games barely last 2 months.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 TMed
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 17, 2013, 13:04 Silicon Avatar
 
Rigs wrote on Nov 17, 2013, 12:07:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Nov 17, 2013, 11:53:
Maybe that survivor 2299 site isn't fake after all.

thesurvivor2299.com


Is there supposed to be a 24-day countdown on that site?


=-Rigs-=

Yes. I think it needs Java script to run it.

The morse code is a date that puts it around the time of the VGAs.

There is debate on the Bethesda forums as to whether it is real or not. With the increased Fallout merchandising on the Bethesda store and now the Trademark I am hoping it's real.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 TMed
2. Re: Fallout 4 TMed Nov 17, 2013, 11:53 Silicon Avatar
 
Maybe that survivor 2299 site isn't fake after all.

thesurvivor2299.com

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 16, 2013, 11:08 Silicon Avatar
 
MS is huge and it's hard to gauge Ballmer's success on one thing. He did okay on some things, bombed on others, and his monkey antics and temper were huge minuses. I am hoping they get a real tech. person in next time, but they'll probably get some crap CEO instead.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
13. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 7, 2013, 14:55 Silicon Avatar
 
Galciv 3 is something I'm pretty excited for. I was happy to read they had already been working on it 2 years.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 6, 2013, 21:51 Silicon Avatar
 
Pigeon wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 19:19:
nin wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 19:06:
It's funny that google has no problem with wanting to see your info, but when someone does that to them, WELL, this is an outrage!!!!


You agreed to the terms and conditions of google's data collection policies when you made the choice to exist. Perhaps you shouldn't have been so hasty to click agree when you allowed yourself to be birthed.

Seriously though, the only way anything will get changed with the NSA is if enough large corporations get angry over it. Whether it changes for the better for regular folk is kind of a toss up IMO

Yeah, that and you agree to become part of the human centiPad.

Nobody reads that stuff. Everybody knows (or should know) what they are vaguely agreeing to when they sign up for Google Mail, but buried in the EULA is pretty heinous implications that only come to light when Google screws up or there's a leak highlighting some nasty practice.

The issue is that the US has crap privacy laws that allows both the government and corporations to screw you whether you agree to it or not.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
7. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Nov 3, 2013, 22:24 Silicon Avatar
 
Heh. Now that the big tech firms are getting squeezed in the wallet overseas they care about privacy.

 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans
20. Re: Oculus Rift 2014 Release Plans Nov 2, 2013, 18:01 Silicon Avatar
 
I can see this in my future, but maybe version 2 when most of the kinks are worked out and there is some really killer game for it.

I'm pretty enthusiastic about the idea overall.
 
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