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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse May 13, 2014, 23:30 Silicon Avatar
 
I wish the industry was stupid. They're worse than stupid - they're greedy and arrogant.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2014, 19:52 Silicon Avatar
 
The arbitration system is messed up. Sign a contract, lose your ability to sue, get stuck in crap arbitration if something happens, hope you can afford the best retired judge to speak for you, lose, resign yourself to the gag order.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 9, 2014, 19:34 Silicon Avatar
 
Ozmodan wrote on May 9, 2014, 17:59:
Beats is way over priced for what they offer. The only reason they sell is they advertise to the kids as a status symbol.

A perfect match for Apple...
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
1. Re: Morning Patches May 8, 2014, 19:42 Silicon Avatar
 
The shipyard seems like it would be cool.

Making ships was my favorite part of Galciv 2.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations
53. Re: Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations May 6, 2014, 00:24 Silicon Avatar
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 5, 2014, 19:52:
Silicon Avatar wrote on May 5, 2014, 19:43:
With Facebook owning OR? No way.

Facebook's entire business is shoving ads in your face. That's all they do.

Somebody else will do VR and I'll check them out.


LOL. You will be able to buy the device and play hardcore games and never see an add. Public hysteria.

Says you.

For the record, I'm not going to wear a big fat sweaty plastic headband for any length of time, so VR is going to have to get a heck of a lot better - and be compatible with my glasses - before I'll even care. I have no horse in this race.

For two, FB didn't just buy a new technology because they felt like hopping into hardware. That isn't what they do. They're going to exploit the user base in some way. Watch and see.

 
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News Comments > Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations
47. Re: Oculus Responds to ZeniMax Accusations May 5, 2014, 19:43 Silicon Avatar
 
With Facebook owning OR? No way.

Facebook's entire business is shoving ads in your face. That's all they do.

Somebody else will do VR and I'll check them out.

 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
7. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup May 2, 2014, 23:13 Silicon Avatar
 
I've sort of been waiting for this to happen.

The people who take the money need a wake up call that KS money isn't a free for all. It comes with some responsibilities.

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Road Ahead
38. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Road Ahead May 1, 2014, 19:34 Silicon Avatar
 
I think it's fun.

It's an Elder Scrolls game inasmuch as Star Trek Online is a Star Trek game. That's how I went into ESO and I wasn't disappointed. I could tell that much from the beta.

I don't find the PVP very much fun though. Maybe I need a better character.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 29, 2014, 14:43 Silicon Avatar
 
I dunno. I like ESO. I have several characters in the 12-18 level range now. It's fun. It's not perfect by any stretch, but it's fun for me.

I skipped Angry Joe. I avoid game reviews as much as possible. I find they just ruin my fun and tint my view of a game before I ever get to try it out for myself.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 23, 2014, 20:25 Silicon Avatar
 
Oligarchy. Get used to it.  
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News Comments > Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned
41. Re: Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned Apr 21, 2014, 19:52 Silicon Avatar
 
Quinn wrote on Apr 21, 2014, 16:50:
What so many people fail to realize, and so many reviewers fail to mention, is that ESO is different from other MMO's in that it's not suited for powerlevelers. At all. I literally haven't had a single quest yet without meaning or sense of urgency. I saved a possessed wizard; liberated a village; stopped an assassination on a queen, etc... All consisting of multiple quest-chains. In this game, like all ES games, it's easy to get sucked in.

It is. The story is actually pretty good. I like doing the quests. I never feel like I have any reason to stand around farming monsters.

 
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News Comments > The Evil Within Trailer
3. Re: The Evil Within Trailer Apr 9, 2014, 19:43 Silicon Avatar
 
Cool. It'll be here in time for Halloween. That's perfect.  
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News Comments > On ESO Charges
32. Re: On ESO Charges Apr 8, 2014, 14:23 Silicon Avatar
 
Supposedly the last patch (yesterday) fixed the horse thing. Maybe it fixed some of the other stuff. I dunno. I never experienced that.  
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News Comments > On ESO Charges
30. Re: On ESO Charges Apr 7, 2014, 20:03 Silicon Avatar
 
The quest bugs I found in the beta were all fixed in the final. I didn't have any trouble over the weekend. The only thing I don't really like is the way they handled grouping, but maybe that'll get refined in a year or so (or whenever - it wasn't that big of a deal).

 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
6. Re: Sunday Mobilization Mar 31, 2014, 00:20 Silicon Avatar
 
I like big phones.

They can get however big they want up to the point at which it doesn't fit in my pocket comfortably. That's my only criteria. I'm not wearing a special belt thing or carrying a bag around.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 30, 2014, 19:02 Silicon Avatar
 
I wouldn't mind seeing big competition for Youtube. Sometimes it gets a little uppity.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 29, 2014, 16:19 Silicon Avatar
 
Netflix is already moving to HTML5 it's just a slow roll-out.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 29, 2014, 13:07 Silicon Avatar
 
I wonder what really happened at Mozilla...  
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News Comments > Michael Abrash Joins Oculus
68. Re: Michael Abrash Joins Oculus Mar 29, 2014, 04:43 Silicon Avatar
 
Facebook is creepy because nobody can really avoid it. You might personally choose not to use it, but if you're out in public and a friend snaps a picture and uploads it with your name in the tag - now you're on Facebook. If the photo has geographic tags built in or your buddy writes in a location, now you're on Facebook and it knows where you live. It just spirals down from there. All it takes is one person in your social group to enthusiastically use FB for FB to start collecting data on you.

Facebook is creepy because US privacy laws are complete rubbish.

 
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Early Access
6. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Early Access Mar 27, 2014, 20:57 Silicon Avatar
 
Well... For $99 bucks you get all the DLC they'll ever make for this title and if it's anything like Galciv 2 you'll probably get at least 3.

So, yeah, it really is for the hardcore fan.

I'd sort of like to know what combat looks like, but I can wait. I'm not that big on playing games early.
 
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