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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
13. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 9, 2014, 08:46 Pigeon
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 8, 2014, 17:34:
Don't Starve is HARD! I'm having fun, but I have died a ton of times.

I've barely gotten into it yet, but its fun so far. Once I figured out I could make a torch so I didn't insta-die at night I soon realized that wasn't enough to keep the monsters at bay, so I set the forest on fire. That learned 'em Flamethrower
 
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News Comments > Starbound Sells 1M
5. Re: Starbound Sells 1M Jan 7, 2014, 13:03 Pigeon
 
ItBurn wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 10:53:
Verno wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 10:13:
Going to wait until its feature complete and polished to get seriously into it but glad they're doing well.

Yeah, I really want to play, but I'll wait for the finished version...

Same, I've got a lot of other games in my need to play queue already, so I feel no rush to play an unfinished product. The idea of a well put together 2d scroller is very appealing to me though. I get tired of fighting the camera in a lot of 3d games, or dealing with 8 billion button combinations.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 3 Removes GFWL?
11. Re: Fallout 3 Removes GFWL? Jan 7, 2014, 11:16 Pigeon
 
Now Origin needs to die as well and all will be right in the world.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 6, 2014, 15:15 Pigeon
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 14:27:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 13:33:
If bitcoin can ever stop dropping and regaining half its value in a two month period maybe more business might take the risk.

It is as bad as insider trading.

Everyone knew that announcement would trigger prices - and I am sure people made millions on it over night.

Yeah it is. Seems more like a Vegas 'game' right now than the legitimate currency it's trying to be.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 6, 2014, 14:30 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 10:57:
And website owners (no offense, Blue) wonder why everyone just runs adblock plus nowadays.


I've long used noscript, but so many sites have tied functionality to various ad or data tracking services it's losing its effectiveness, i.e. I end up enabling more scripts just to view a website properly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 6, 2014, 13:33 Pigeon
 
If bitcoin can ever stop dropping and regaining half its value in a two month period maybe more business might take the risk.  
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
31. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 13:50 Pigeon
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 13:22:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 13:20:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 13:17:
So let me get this straight....it is now past 1300, so you can no longer buy or sell the globes - but they were down for how many hours? And now you can't do anything with them, and they are probably going to yank all of them? wow. Classy!
Yeah that does suck.
I was expecting Steam to at least expand the sale a few hours due to the issues they've had.
Instead they just ignored it like it never happened.

And it wasn't just the store front that got hit, look at the stats. 8M users to 4M users.

I barely managed to get it done last night. I hope they end up giving more time, otherwise people will shift their ire from the DDoS'ers to Valve for handling it poorly. Which I'm sure would make the little trolls very happy.
 
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News Comments > On Sale (2)
22. Re: On Sale (2) Jan 3, 2014, 08:47 Pigeon
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 07:41:
Steam still has issues for me. My inventory won't load, and the forum is on/off. Click on a thread, and it works, click on the next page, it won't load. Click again a couple of minute slater, the page loads. I hope they find those DDoS guys and give them a short time in prison. Just long enough to impress them.

I was trying to get my winter badge finished before everything disappeared. After first I thought I'd broken it by hitting refresh 8 bazillion times trying to get a card before someone else purchased it

Also you're punishment suggestion is far too mild for the internet. I'm afraid you're going to have to suggest being drawn and quartered or Colombian neck tie if you want to be taken seriously.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 2, 2014, 17:02 Pigeon
 
11. Phones older than 6 months will continue to be the slowest and worst things every, while newer models will save humanity countless times when they load that cool app 0.1 seconds faster.

I have a hard time believing a phones are going to be "more powerful" than the last gen consoles.
 
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News Comments > Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed
9. Re: Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed Jan 2, 2014, 11:55 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 11:48:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 2, 2014, 11:46:
Wasn't there also an issue reported a week or so ago about marvel vs. capcom stuff being removed for xboxlive and psn? Sounds like Marvel is getting stingy with their licensing.

Or Disney (now owning Marvel) plans to renegotiate everything.


That would explain it. Disney has been busy gobbling up IPs. I guess now that nobody cares about Mickey Mouse and their other original characters they're just going to buy new ones.
 
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News Comments > Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed
7. Re: Deadpool and Other Marvel Removals Confirmed Jan 2, 2014, 11:46 Pigeon
 
Wasn't there also an issue reported a week or so ago about marvel vs. capcom stuff being removed for xboxlive and psn? Sounds like Marvel is getting stingy with their licensing.  
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Pricing Survey
5. Re: World of Warcraft Pricing Survey Jan 1, 2014, 16:27 Pigeon
 
This reminded me to cancel my subscription

Frankly I've played the game so long they would have to completely change it for me to care. And then I'd probably be mad at all the changes.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 30, 2013, 16:45 Pigeon
 
I don't remember the first one we had but it may have been some kind of 286 clone my mom brought home from work. I remember playing Beast and Castle Adventure in DOS and occasionally using Word Perfect, and its blue screen, for doing homework. Little did I know the mediocre computer skills I learned back then would make other people think I was a genius for years to come .  
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Legal Briefs
1. Re: Christmas Eve Legal Briefs Dec 24, 2013, 15:43 Pigeon
 
Their mistake was defrauding Chinese customers. If they had chosen targets in other countries I'm sure the government wouldn't have bothered to investigate.  
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Tech Bits
2. Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits Dec 24, 2013, 11:50 Pigeon
 
And in some of the tests it was twice as fast. Computers with Xeons, ECC RAM and AMD FirePros aren't designed for regular home or office use. They're meant for stuff like 3D CAD programs that would make a regular "fast" computer grind to a halt. Its like trying to compare a vette to an 18-wheeler.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2013, 14:20 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Dec 23, 2013, 13:58:
netnerd85 wrote on Dec 23, 2013, 13:50:
Steam catalog is just one place... I have some many other games installed. I've decided that I can no longer be a game completionist, I just can't...

Oh, I still finish games. I don't want it to start feeling like work "I MUST FINISH QUICKER SO I CAN GET OTHER STUFF DONE HURRY HURRY."

Nah. I take my time, enjoy it. If I really like the game, I'll play through it again. I played LOTR:War in the North about six months ago, expecting to go through it once, wound up replaying it five times I enjoyed it so much.

All my other games have been waiting for yonks already anyway, they can wait a bit longer. Especially now that I'm on another Skyrim playthrough

If I could stay away from MMOs I'd probably get through my catalog quicker. So far this sale I've only picked up 1 game since it looked like something I could just pick up and play with minimal figure out wtf is going on. I still have a lot of Skyrim to play as well, even though I've probably poured a full week's worth of game play into it.
 
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News Comments > Festivus Metaverse
7. Re: Festivus Metaverse Dec 23, 2013, 13:39 Pigeon
 
Ratty wrote on Dec 23, 2013, 12:27:
Can you fast forward through the commercials? Comcast disabled that about a year ago for most of its on-demand TV offerings. So if I miss DVRing something I'll have to wait for a rerun or get it from Netflix when it comes to DVD. I wish there were an alternative to Comcast.

No. And it used to be smarter about how it handled commercials, if you had just watched a commercial and then skipped through some of the show, because you'd already seen that bit or it was the theme song whatever, it wouldn't show you another commercial. Now its like anytime you move the cursor it decides you should watch a commercial.

I will say commercial breaks are shorter in Hulu+, but they still suck, especially since they tend to be the same 2 or 3 over and over.
 
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News Comments > Festivus Metaverse
1. Re: Festivus Metaverse Dec 23, 2013, 11:41 Pigeon
 
If only it didn't still have commercials. Also I find the design for Smart TVs and streaming devices a bit wanting. Still they have pretty good content, specially for recent shows.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 22, 2013, 17:50 Pigeon
 
That's one fancy looking bathroom trashcan  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
7. Re: Saturday Mobilization Dec 22, 2013, 09:41 Pigeon
 
I know a lot of online retailers have been selling bundles only, many of which include a Vita. Gamers desperate for PS4s are buying them up regardless of whether they actually want the bundled stuff or not. I'm sure the connectivity is a boon to the increase in sales as well, I just wonder if the increase would be nearly as much if online retailers weren't doing bundle only sales.  
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