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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 6, 2015, 12:24 Pigeon
 
Now you can record police brutality in stunning Ultra HD! Maybe security cameras can finally get 480p; 'is that a person or an upright elk?'  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Antidepressants Affect Morality Jul 4, 2015, 20:58 Pigeon
 
Pharmaceuticals that alter mood also change behavior, who'd a thunk it. I mock, but it is interesting and important research. Psychopharmaceuticals seem like they have the most guess work of any class of medications.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report
7. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight Patched; Progress Report Jun 28, 2015, 12:35 Pigeon
 
Rigs wrote on Jun 28, 2015, 11:43:
I swear when I see some of these changelogs, it's like they've never developed a PC game before. If the previous games had a detailed graphics options menu, why have a simplistic menu in this one?! As Mr. Biscuit (heh) said, the Far Cry series from 2 on has always had the same graphics options and others added as technology progressed, so why fix what's not broken? And I am talking about Iron Sky, the PC dev of this port, not Rocksteady, as they were also the ones to develop and build the last Arkham game (for PC)...
=-Rigs-=

In this case it sounds like an attempt to cover up for how poorly the game ran. Lock FPS to a lowly 30, eliminate the ability to increase/change some graphics options, and then claim the game is working as designed. Fortunately they did such a horrible job, the intentional gimping of graphics options wasn't enough to cover it up.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jun 26, 2015, 22:19 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 21:57:
Surprised at all the "tech" sites that carried stories on the marriage equality ruling. The Verge, Wired, and IO9 all had stories up.

It's 'kind of a big deal', so I guess everyone in media is feeling the need to put their spin on it.
 
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News Comments > Arkham Knight PC Fixes Prioritized
6. Re: Arkham Knight PC Fixed Prioritized Jun 26, 2015, 09:47 Pigeon
 
Verno wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 09:35:
As much as I dislike DRM, Denuvo has never been really linked to any performance problems in games, its just randomized executable encryption. The performance issues are just shoddy porting and a lack of optimization. This one is totally on them and WBIE.

I do think they took the right approach here after their screw up and its good that they are prioritizing fixes now.

Yeah it is at least some action on their part in acknowledging how broken the game is. It gives me some measure of hope they'll do a proper job of fixing the PC version rather than slapping a band-aid on it and calling it fixed.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Sales Suspended
6. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Sales Suspended Jun 25, 2015, 09:54 Pigeon
 
Hopefully this gets resolved, I really enjoyed Arkham Asylum and City I'd hate to see a good series turned into shit. Though it's sounding like they've taken a step back in game play too. Can anyone that can get it working (more or less as it should) confirm the game-play isn't as good?  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
6. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 24, 2015, 11:37 Pigeon
 
Qbex . wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 10:40:
Fury X after all that hype it's like a wet fart. Disappointment for all concerned bar Nvidia who can safely stays priced as it is with no real competition

Unfortunately that's what AMD does any more. They make bold claims of ushering in the next renaissance of whatever product, and then end up choking on the dust of their competitors. They can't even touch Intel's top end, and the water cooled Fury X can't keep up with a product released almost a month prior. Even Mantle seems to be sputtering along after roaring out of the hype gate. I understand marketing has to be positive, nobody is going to buy a video card when the marketing campaign announces the card as adequate, but there is such as thing as remaining in the realm of reality. You don't want to be the weird smelling kid who claims he's a 9th degree black belt ninja, but seems to have coordination and physical activity issues.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jun 23, 2015, 22:06 Pigeon
 
I gotta admit my inner child squeed when seeing that pip-boy edition. Fortunately or unfortunately my outer adult saw that price tag and sent the child to bed without dinner.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 21, 2015, 19:16 Pigeon
 
Saboth wrote on Jun 21, 2015, 17:46:
Do these survival games ever come out of Early Access? Seems like there are umpteen number of them popping up every month, and they remain EA indefinitely. Yet people seem to flock to them.

Hopefully nobody ever makes an early access survival game, survival game and then puts it in early access; gamers' heads might implode.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Jun 21, 2015, 18:03 Pigeon
 
Saboth wrote on Jun 21, 2015, 17:33:
I think I spent about $35 total, and about $10 of that was on GoG or Bundlestars, and $5 was on collectables and trading cards. I usually blow about $60-$80 on a good Steam Sale. It's a combination of owning a lot of games already, and many of the sales were merely 40-50% off. I also passed on a few deals because I figured if nothing better came along, I'd pick them up at the end of the sale, but during the "Finale", they didn't go back down to their daily or flash price.

I picked up 3 games and ended up spending ~$20. Like you I have a lot of backlog, so it was pretty easy to ignore items in my wishlist going on sale. There were a few games that were tempting, but I'd rather wait for a GOTY editions to come out.
 
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News Comments > Free StarCraft II: Whispers of Oblivion Announced
4. Re: Free StarCraft II: Whispers of Oblivion Announced Jun 17, 2015, 10:05 Pigeon
 
Not a bad marketing strategy, give a little bit for free to ensure they pay for a lot more later. Somebody on their team must have had experience dealing in the past  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 16, 2015, 10:19 Pigeon
 
Hopefully theyíll add some extra bosses, dungeons and secrets. Iíve played 7 a few times so even with wonderful new visuals the appeal isnít as good as it could be. A hard-mode would be great, as the game is a breeze for veteran players.
Of course all that takes a back seat to my usual complaint of, WHY NO FF6(j) REMAKE?!?!!? My favorite of the series and it has gotten little attention except some crappy mobile port. Hell even FF3(j) got a remake.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 15, 2015, 11:38 Pigeon
 
walrus1 wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 10:42:
When I first went cordless Hulu provided a large part of my streaming TV. Then the ads got worse and the restrictions on shows started. I briefly looked into Plus but people told me not to bother as the ads are almost as bad as they are on free. It's not that people are confused about Plus as much as it just sucks. Of course regular Hulu sucks too.

The biggest boon for Hulu+ is access to more current TV shows. I assume they can do this because being an ad based they're a less scary
streaming service than something like netflix (well at least to the networks that own the shows.) The ads are shorter than regular tv, but repetitive. The biggest gripe I have is they tend to interfere with your ability to skip through as show. Still, it's better than paying for cable TV, at least for me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2015, 16:28 Pigeon
 
walrus1 wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 15:34:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 14:55:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 10:55:
That Corvette story is both awful and absurd, how the hell can you die inside a car that is just "locked" ? Sounds more like suicide.

Also the people trying to get him out don't break a window and rather let him die? WTF?

There was a similar incident Blue posted a while back. Know where your manual release is people.

Also, Cutter's right. Have a ResQMe on your keychain.

Not sure why no one broke the window. Hard for an old guy to get the right leverage in a small car like a 'vette. But everyone outside has got a crowbar or jack in their car that would go through the window pretty easily. It takes an hour or two to die of heat exhaustion, so there should have been plenty of time. Maybe they thought destroying a Corvette was the bigger tragedy? J/K. Poor guy.

I don't understand why there isn't a manual power lock tab on more cars like there were back in the 90s-00s. For example my first car a 97 Accord had a lock tab that you could pull up to manually disengage the power lock for that door and then open it like normal. As did my dads 2006 TSL as well as his 2000 S6. The Corvette seems to have a very confusing system.

I don't understand why people waited for the FD to break the windows. That's just baffling.

There are ones in the Mazda jdreyer linked. I have a very similar model the manual locks are right where you'd expect them to be. The vette manual door lock release is a little different, as there is only one on the floor next to the door of the driver's side. So while it's not hidden, it's not where you'd expect it to be.

5 minutes of time at a dealership to show people what to do if the keyfob stops working and the doors are locked would save a lot of heartache.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2015, 11:49 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 10:55:
That Corvette story is both awful and absurd, how the hell can you die inside a car that is just "locked" ? Sounds more like suicide.

Also the people trying to get him out don't break a window and rather let him die? WTF?

I doubt suicide, it just sounds like an unfortunate chain of stupidity. There is some kind of gawker effect that occurs with things like this, and common sense just goes out the window. Not only will people fail to do simple things to help, but they will prevent help by getting in the way.

If the manual release is the same as what I've seen in a video it is partially hidden; so in a panicky confused state the man may not have seen it. Dealerships should be required to thoroughly demonstrate such things upon sale of the car, it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes, and could potentially save a life.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 11, 2015, 08:54 Pigeon
 
First of all I'd like to see a ban on putting the word 'freedom' in anymore acts.

Secondly, my deeply red state generates more than half of the total revenue collected from access taxes and while I don't have my bill right in front of me, I'm pretty sure the individual burden is tens of dollars a year. Hardly something that's going have a noticeable change on anyone's budget, except the state collecting the tax.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 8, 2015, 11:29 Pigeon
 
Finally a new era in PC gaming! I was getting really tired of 'the era of grossly overstating the importance minor technical advances'.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 6, 2015, 14:16 Pigeon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 13:27:
That Red Cross story is .. not funny. At this point you'd have to go so far as to call it what it is. A scam! A government supported scam.

"But the charity will not provide a list of specific programs it ran, how much they cost or what their expenses were."

Lmao, and these duds you want to donate money to? How is that even legal under non-profit rules?

It's not just the Red Cross, but charities in general seem to attract those who are the antithesis of charity; an open cash buffet for the greedy. With out greater transparency for non-profits, or something to hold them accountable, that will never change.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jun 5, 2015, 10:45 Pigeon
 
I'm not sure if I should applaud them for trying to do something new with a series that charges full price for what amounts to minor updates on a yearly basis, or pan them trying for trying to shoehorn a story mode into a sports game and using a famous director as if that's going to somehow make it less horrible.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 5, 2015, 10:05 Pigeon
 
Even counting loogies in your drink, Chili's is still better than Applebees. Though I wouldn't recommend going to either.  
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