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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 2, 2014, 14:01 Silicon Avatar
 
Win 8.x is okay. I use it all the time. I imagine Win 9 will be better in the interface dept. MS dropped the ball there in a pretty big way.

It's still not the bomb Vista was but it's definitely a skip-able upgrade if you're on 7.

 
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News Comments > Underworld Ascension Announced
15. Re: Underworld Ascension Announced Jul 1, 2014, 14:17 Silicon Avatar
 
I remember trying to run UU2 on a 386. It worked but not that well. I never finished it. I liked what I played though.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 29, 2014, 15:14 Silicon Avatar
 
Amazon app deal appears to be gone.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 28, 2014, 12:13 Silicon Avatar
 
Yeah, seriously. Who cares if somebody is gay anymore.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches Jun 26, 2014, 00:55 Silicon Avatar
 
ESO's pretty fun, but if you have more than one character and you want to do any crafting at all you will spend way too much time shuffling your bank vault around to make room for materials - even after upgrading your bank space several times.

It kind of sucks. It's the worst, most boring part of the game. It gets even worse if you are trying to collect armor to make a set.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
37. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 21, 2014, 16:33 Silicon Avatar
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 15:25:
Kitkoan wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 13:58:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 13:17:
The entitlement is strong with this thread.


So, to be treated as an equal customer and not as a 3rd class citizen is now considered entitlement?

Such a shallow view you have of others.
In what way are you treated unequally from other Ubi customers?

If you're a paying customer screwed by DRM software you have a legitimate gripe for the single product you were screwed out of.

Every other argument is just some variation of conscience-salve for people who want something and don't have the self-control needed to save up for it. It's easy to identify those remarks - just look for sophistry and the emotional appeals. It's thick. It's mundane. It's people doing mental gymnastics trying hard to cheat creatives out of their due.

 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
30. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 21, 2014, 14:19 Silicon Avatar
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 13:43:
If people want to pirate and admit they're stealing someone else's hard work, fine. It's when people act like their stealing is taking some moral high ground that drives me nuts. "I'm doing this because I'm a good person who dislikes UPlay or Origin. I'm not the one wrong here, paying nothing for the 40 hours of fun this game will give me, it's them who are wrong for providing it in a way I don't like!"

Just admit you're pirating it because you don't feel like paying the cash.

I just imagine those guys wearing fedoras and everything is explained.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
24. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 21, 2014, 13:17 Silicon Avatar
 
The entitlement is strong with this thread.

 
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News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
21. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 21, 2014, 12:53 Silicon Avatar
 
When I was a kid I mowed grass to pay for games. If I didn't have enough money I mowed more grass.

I thought that was how it was supposed to work.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Love & War Patch Released
7. Re: Team Fortress 2 Love & War Patch Released Jun 20, 2014, 00:09 Silicon Avatar
 
The only thing I don't like about the new update is that people won't stop doing the conga line so every other server you get on is just a dance simulator.  
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jun 18, 2014, 21:56 Silicon Avatar
 
If I want to know whether a game is good I just ask somebody in a gamer forum.

Sometimes I watch Let's Play videos though, especially if I'm unsure about a game. I never watch Youtube game reviews though.
 
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News Comments > Team Fortress 2 Love and War Update Plans; New Trailer
5. Re: Team Fortress 2 Love and War Update Plans; New Trailer Jun 17, 2014, 21:24 Silicon Avatar
 
Oh geez..

It got me to reinstall the game.

It's probably the oldest game I have that I still keep going back to.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jun 14, 2014, 14:09 Silicon Avatar
 
So basically cafes are mad that people aren't leaving and freeing up tables. That's fair. That's more than fair. I hate not being able to get a table because some internet addict doesn't have the courtesy to leave.

The doublespeak about the bans "encouraging community" though - that's really thin.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 13, 2014, 14:12 Silicon Avatar
 
Bayonetta is so over the top that it wraps back around to awesomeness twice.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 10, 2014, 19:41 Silicon Avatar
 
It looks pretty fun to me..  
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Trailer
8. Re: The Sims 4 Trailer May 28, 2014, 14:23 Silicon Avatar
 
Yeah, The Sims is missing a major gameplay element. People have epic adventures with their dolls (ok action figures), but you can mostly only be nice in The Sims.

If I could serve up a volcano in the middle of some rich neighborhood this would be a must buy.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed May 23, 2014, 19:34 Silicon Avatar
 
What I think is funny is that all the newb journalists can't remember shareware and don't know where 3DRealms and iD and Epic came out of so they act like Kickstarter is the only way to make money and none of this could have possibly existed or gotten big before the internet...

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Cralorn Launches
6. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Cralorn Launches May 23, 2014, 19:32 Silicon Avatar
 
I have 4 or 5 characters around level 20 now and I feel like I'm getting my money's worth of entertainment out of it.

 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Sues Oculus
15. Re: ZeniMax Sues Oculus May 22, 2014, 01:44 Silicon Avatar
 
The evidence will get laid out and then it'll be settled out of court with some sharing agreement. OR is jonesing to get out before Sony has its VR unit in widespread use. They'll fold if there's any merit at all to any of the claims.

It's business as usual.

 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. May 18, 2014, 13:35 Silicon Avatar
 
That arcade looks awesome.  
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