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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 29, 2014, 10:31 Pigeon
 
What they fail to mention in the conclusion of the ram article is the decent improvements in load times. 4GBs is fine, but with ram so cheap might as well go 8GBs for another ~$30. I mean for game performance the order is GPU>CPU>SSD>RAM, but if you just want to shorten loading screens or smooth out area transitions (an MMO issue), on the cheap, more ram isn't a bad idea.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 29, 2014, 09:51 Pigeon
 
New cable company to be named Tsacmoc, and they'll totally compete with Comcast HONEST TO GOODNESS. Now approve the merger Deal  
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News Comments > Is Destiny Destined for PCs?
59. Re: Is Destiny Destined for PCs? Apr 29, 2014, 08:44 Pigeon
 
It's a FPS MMO, of course they're not going to release it on the PC. I mean have you ever tried to play an FPS or MMO on a PC? The controls are shit, and the UI's are cumbersome. And forget about trying to communicate with other players, it just can't be done with a keyboard.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Apr 24, 2014, 14:35 Pigeon
 
JohnnyRotten wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 13:50:
Beamer wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 11:23:
I look at numbers mostly on games I had no plans to buy. If I see something very high that wasn't on my radar, may as well check out why. If I see something very low, it can be entertaining to read just how incompetent the devs were.

We're on the same page here. If I see a 1/10, the review is generally worth reading just for the schadenfreude alone.

This is generally how I use scores. Or if I'm looking for something in a specific genre, I might use scores to narrow down the search. For the most part actual purchasing is based on a combination of things, unless its on sale for $5, then I can justify buying a game that's less than amazing. Reviews are helpful if they actually say why something is bad or good. Like they can say terrible UI, but actually mean they feel its cluttered because they're used to simpler console UIs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Censorship Apr 24, 2014, 09:05 Pigeon
 
Rule# 31: All games must start with a Mao Zedong splash screen  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Apr 23, 2014, 10:54 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 23, 2014, 10:26:
Peer reviews yes. Game "journalist" reviews no.

Anything I buy anymore tends to be because I've seen other gamers express their delight with the game. Most gaming journalists are either shills or have played so many games they have very different expectations as to what constitutes a "good" game. Plus any gaming marketing firm worth its salt can make a pile of crap game look like a wondrous, life changing adventure, that's full of fun and merriment.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 23, 2014, 09:18 Pigeon
 
Probably the best argument Netflix has for getting the kind of regulation its seeking. How can AT&T be expected to treat the traffic content services fairly when they're offering competing services?

Of course the old, 'You can trust us, we'd never do that... by the way on a totally unrelated note where do I send this campaign contribution check?', argument works pretty well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2014, 11:30 Pigeon
 
Dacron wrote on Apr 22, 2014, 11:05:
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 22, 2014, 10:43:
Golf article mentions every reason but cost and with people not making as much, especially the demographic they are targeting in the article. It should be the #1 reason.

$40 for the pitch and putt (plus rental) or nearly anything else you want to do for several hours and have money left over for food/other activities.

Turning it into soccer/other games will loose core players and not attract new ones.

Cost was the first thing I thought of. But I guess if they acknowledged that it would be the same as admitting wages haven't increased with the cost of living Rolleyes .
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2014, 09:52 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Apr 22, 2014, 09:39:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 22, 2014, 09:29:
It's not like you have running water in that van of yours

In Oklahoma, we have chicken shit water, that (obviously) tastes horrible from all the chicken farms upstream. It's so bad the mayor actually went on tv and drank a glass, to prove it was safe.

Bottled water, on the other hand, doesn't have that taste.


Well so long as nobody pee'd up stream all should be good.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 22, 2014, 09:23 Pigeon
 
Quick buy the newest iPhone and iPad so you can recycle your old ones, cause recycling saves the Earth!!!  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 22, 2014, 08:54 Pigeon
 
The credit card that automatically bills your credit card when its time to pay your bill. Just wait till they release iDebtors Prison.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 21, 2014, 22:52 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2014, 21:57:
Netflix is raising prices for new members.

Straight from our pocket into Comcast's.

Yep, I think a lot of people saw this one coming or at least anyone aware of Comcast's extortion.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Comcast and TW Apr 21, 2014, 11:52 Pigeon
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 21, 2014, 09:24:
Somehow, I'm guessing in the end I still have the same overpriced underperforming Internet service -- no matter what happens.

Your cable company is pleased you understand the relationship, and will be charging you a service comprehension fee.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Apr 21, 2014, 11:48 Pigeon
 
Does Aereo cut out the commercials or allow them to be skipped? If not I don't see how this hurts broadcasters' advertising income, if anything it should help as it allows for a wider availability of the broadcast, and thus more people watching the commercials. I guess because they make cable companies pay to rebroadcast content they don't want to have a precedent set for not paying.  
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News Comments > PC Final Fantasy III Revealed
5. Re: PC Final Fantasy III Revealed Apr 18, 2014, 11:40 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Apr 18, 2014, 11:10:
I was just bitching about them needing to re-release FF3 like two days ago. I am MADE of magic! What else do you guys want me to bitch about so it'll happen? Bidding starts at a 16" pizza with 3 toppings!

I don't think this is the one you meant though .
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 18, 2014, 10:11 Pigeon
 
While the majority of Americans consider themselves both digitally creative and tech-savvy, a disproportionate number of people are stifling their creativity by locking away their data on old technology and burdening themselves by continuing to use devices that are slow and bulky....
...Whether spring or summer cleaning or searching for the perfect gift for mom, dad or a favorite grad, now is a great time to organize digital clutter and refresh outdated technology.

Laugh Whatever you say Intel, I'll go throw out my desktop and laptop and buy a tablet so I can unleash that creative potential that's been chained up in the basement that is my PC's hard drive.
 
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News Comments > PC Final Fantasy III Revealed
2. Re: PC Final Fantasy III Revealed Apr 18, 2014, 09:36 Pigeon
 
Wonder if it'll be similar to the DS release. Not the best of the older FF games but pretty good. My only issue with the DS release is some of the extras required you to use the contrived "mog-net" to email other players so you can unlock access.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 18, 2014, 08:33 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 18, 2014, 03:08:
robdot wrote on Apr 17, 2014, 20:17:
so, the big news here is that bungie is still working on destiny,ok,,,thanks.

Hey, they gotta keep it in the news SOMEHOW.

Almost there, just a few hundred thousand million lines of code to go
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 16, 2014, 13:46 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Apr 16, 2014, 13:00:
Alright. They need to remake that. For the PS4. With kick-ass graphics, exact same gameplay.

I'll buy that for $60. Shit, I'll Kickstart it for $100.


They remade FF IV(II in the US) on the DS as well. Upgraded graphics, Voice Acting (pretty good VA IMO), added dungeons and some additional game mechanics that fit well with the original.

I'd support 6 getting that treatment or better.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 16, 2014, 12:11 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Apr 16, 2014, 11:57:
Verno wrote on Apr 16, 2014, 10:03:
Sony getting out of bed with Square isn't surprising, Square is floundering and Sony needs to shore itself up.

At least Square has finally realized that, hey, people will pay MONEY for remakes of their older FF titles on newer systems. I've been playing the FFX HD remake, and it's been pretty awesome.

Maybe one day they'll stop being morons, and remake FF3. (though it's possible they may just not have any of the actual source code anymore.)

3 or 6? FF3 was remade on the DS, FF6 or NA 3 has yet to be properly remade (I think there are crappy iOS and Android version out there)... and I want a (real) remake badly for that one. Probably my favorite of the FF games, closely followed by FF 4.
 
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