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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 6, 2013, 12:55 Pigeon
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 11:28:
Creston wrote on Nov 6, 2013, 11:18:
Exactly how stupid do you have to be to pre-order something with BLOCKBUSTER to begin with?

Right after I posted my reply, that is what came to mind. Who does that?

I remember thinking that when we were getting stories like THIS.

There is just no hope for some people.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 6, 2013, 11:39 Pigeon
 
Chair throwing and sweating competitions to determine winner.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 6, 2013, 11:18 Pigeon
 
Pretty sure I'm 8-5 this week. Jets over the Saints was probably the biggest upset. Greenbay is done for the year, and Bengals and Dolphins operate on some quantum level of skill that changes depending on fan expectations. Ravens, Falcons, and Texans were supposed to be dominate teams this year based on last year's performance. All 3 have fallen flat. 49ers looked like they were going to do the same things, but seem to have picked up their game some. All in all an odd, hard to predict year.  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Nov 5, 2013, 16:59 Pigeon
 
PropheT wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 12:21:
Verno wrote on Nov 5, 2013, 10:05:
The new director did an amazing job with FF14, I don't play personally but I've heard nothing but good things about it from others. To turn around that turd is nothing short of a miracle.

I don't think they did, honestly. What bugs me about the praise it gets is that it still has nearly all of the same complaints that got it panned the first time it released; it's certainly less buggy, but that wasn't what earned it so much hate when it originally launched.

Their insanely rabid fanbase going everywhere to spread word of mouth that it's fixed and a great game seems to me to be what made it successful, along with perfect timing in that no other MMO has really come out recently and no one was waiting for one at the same time.

Don't believe the hype that's gotten around about it, there are much better free to play options out there than what this offers for a sub.

The biggest problems I see are bots and goldsellers. They run rampant on the servers, and there isn't a quick way to report them. And reporting them seems ineffective.

For the crafting portion of the game they've handled most resources pretty well, but things obtained from mobs are a real pain in the butt to acquire, especially in the quantities that you'll need. Basically mob spawns are few and number and demand is high, so you have a lot of competition for very few resources. Its really frustrating to watch as 1 player effectively dominates the collection of a specific resource because of spawn rate control.

Otherwise its a pretty good game, since your character can effectively be any class or job in the game if you get bored with one role you can just switch to another, and there are a few different ways you can level up.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: EA Wants You To Feel Like Their Games Are a Steal. Nov 5, 2013, 10:20 Pigeon
 
Economics as interpreted by a sociopath. Thank you for providing the evidence, I didn't want to see, that CEO's view their customers as criminals that want to steal from them.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 4, 2013, 20:44 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 14:14:
It's 'Murica.

Sorry I'll get it right next time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 4, 2013, 11:43 Pigeon
 
psulli wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 10:26:
Hey ... look! Mega-Hyper-Rich, old, white guy finally notices that his deal with the government to spy on citizens is effecting his privilege.

Let's see how he spins this into an issue that Google Glass can solve!

Welcome to 'Merica, unless it effects a rich persons cash flow nothing will be done about it. I can only hope a lawsuit develops out of this, but that may be too much to wish for.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 4, 2013, 09:28 Pigeon
 
Device that is already on turns on faster than device that is off, NEWS AT 11!

And yes I'm sure they want you to always be in standby mode, that way they can continuously collect information.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer Online Goes Free Until Closure
23. Re: Warhammer Online Goes Free Until Closure Nov 4, 2013, 09:21 Pigeon
 
fujiJuice wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 08:50:
RaZ0r! wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 07:02:
Redmask wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 07:00:
RaZ0r! wrote on Nov 4, 2013, 06:58:
WoW ruined all potentially good MMOs. WoW taught publishers what the mass market really wants is cartoon graphics that run good on sub-$1000 PCs, and everything handed to them on a silver platter in-game.

Games should be another job after all, with hours long farms of spawns shared by everyone and corpse runs.

WoW made MMOs bearable.

I rest my case.

God forbid people want to have fun playing a 'game'. It certainly isn't Blizzard's fault no game has managed to steal away all their users, it is the fault of the other developers. Unless a vast majority of your friends are going to move with you to a different MMO, it probably isn't going to stand the test of time. It has to appeal to a vast audience, it is the very nature of an MMO, at least, if you want an ambitious Triple A MMO. The hardcore gamer base just doesn't bring in the money to support such an costly undertaking, so it must cater to both segments of the population. That is something that WoW did perfectly in the very beginning.

As someone who has played since before BC all I can say is I just got bored after 6 years. They've really done a good job providing content for players from casual to hardcore. I think more of their time has gone to pleasing the casual crowd, but that's understandable seeing as they make up most of the player base. IMO the hardcore players really only have the raids as the rest of the game offers little challenge. Maybe that's where they could expand some hardcore content for the single player/small party that wouldn't be easily accessible to casual players. The only thing that really annoyed me was the dwindling level of player customization. Select your class select your build, you're done! Most of the choice was taken from the player.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
13. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 3, 2013, 09:09 Pigeon
 
I'm sure the ToS contains something along the lines of

'if you transmit any data through the xbone or xbone network we can use it however we want regardless of copyright status. Also if you dare use any of our logos, random words or fan created videos we will sue the shit out of you.

So while they say they won't do that they'll legally reserve the right to do it. One quick firmware or software update with "camera enhancements" is all they'd need to do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
25. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2013, 15:41 Pigeon
 
nin wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:54:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:44:
One of the things about plasma that's always turned me off are the higher energy consumptions and heat outputs. Living in a generally warm climate that also means extra energy expenditure towards cooling. They sure did look nice in the stores though.

On a related note, I'm currently looking for a new TV in the 32" range. I've been looking at the Samsung 5000. Anyone have any suggestions? It'd mainly be used for watching TV or movies (some over HDMI from a computer). Been thinking about getting a PS4 as well.

I got this one for ps3/ps4 gaming (my old tv didn't have HDMI, which the ps4 requires). For gaming it's great (almost overkill, with the 120hz, but I got it more for 1080 and the size). But if you're going to be doing a lot of movies, I'd be a little hesitant, as on a black screen light text sometimes causes some illumination on the edges of the screen (not huge, but I know people scream about blacks not being dark enough on some tvs). But just for gaming, it's been excellent.

edit: having prime knocked $30 off...
Creston wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:55:
Pigeon wrote on Nov 1, 2013, 11:44:
On a related note, I'm currently looking for a new TV in the 32" range. I've been looking at the Samsung 5000. Anyone have any suggestions? It'd mainly be used for watching TV or movies (some over HDMI from a computer). Been thinking about getting a PS4 as well.

I have a 32" Viera LCD which is fantastic. I use it as my computer monitor.

Thanks, I'll probably go looking at some this weekend, always helps to see them in person.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2013, 11:44 Pigeon
 
One of the things about plasma that's always turned me off are the higher energy consumptions and heat outputs. Living in a generally warm climate that also means extra energy expenditure towards cooling. They sure did look nice in the stores though.

On a related note, I'm currently looking for a new TV in the 32" range. I've been looking at the Samsung 5000. Anyone have any suggestions? It'd mainly be used for watching TV or movies (some over HDMI from a computer). Been thinking about getting a PS4 as well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 1, 2013, 08:40 Pigeon
 
Portable electronics to be allowed on flights; plane crashes expected to increase 2000%: FAA

Seriously though, its about time they got rid of this ridiculous rule.
 
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News Comments > CD Projekt RED Reaffirms Anti-DRM Stance for The Witcher 3
28. Re: CD Projekt RED Reaffirms Anti-DRM Stance for The Witcher 3 Oct 31, 2013, 08:51 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 20:37:
Nah, let's face it, the consenus is people either really like these games a lot or just find them really meh. I'm in the meh category. I will not be giving them anymore money even though I appreciate what they're doing. I just hope they don't trash Cyberpunk 2077 and make it meh too.

I always found them hard to get into, but once I did they were great fun. I think its because there was a lot going on, various quests and things to do, so if I picked the game back up after letting it sit for a bit it took awhile to remember WTF was going on, and what all I needed to do.

I hope the 3rd is more like the 1st one than the 2nd. The 2nd one got hit by a heavy dose of consolfication; more QTEs, combat wasn't as good, and the crafting and inventory system weren't so good.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2013, 13:40 Pigeon
 
Yeah they really need to do a new star trek series. Its been too long. Enterprise had its ups and downs, I think it started off too slow, and by the time it got interesting every one had stopped watching. Thanks to netflix I was able to catch up with that.

I'm not sure about a Worf based series though, he's certainly one of my favorite characters, and Worf episodes were always good, but I fear it would get tiring with him as the central character for the full series.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 30, 2013, 12:10 Pigeon
 
"Cruz lifted his objection after Wheeler assured him in a private meeting Tuesday that tougher disclosure requirements for the donors behind political TV ads are 'not a priority' for him."

That was his objection? I shouldn't be surprised though, a politician worried about his own ass without caring about his constituents.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Oct 29, 2013, 15:21 Pigeon
 
Wow, that's pretty awful. It reminds me of back in the 80's when games had 1-900 hint lines, only several magnitudes worse.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2013, 10:46 Pigeon
 
Microsoft is quickly becoming the Vancome Lady of the tech world.
"Lalalala I Can't hear you"
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 28, 2013, 10:10 Pigeon
 
Microsoft has pointed out that it's game publishers, not the console manufacturers, who are the ones who make the decision on resolution and frame rates for each game.

Is that kind of like a driver who makes the choice not to go 60 when their car can't go 50 without the tires falling off? Maybe if they'd spend more money on making a good product and less on their excusespublic relations department, they wouldn't have to make such stupid statements.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: OMG OMG OMG OMG YOU GUYS Oct 24, 2013, 11:56 Pigeon
 
Creston wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 11:41:
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