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News Comments > Reminder: Diablo III Auctions End Next Month
28. Re: Reminder: Diablo III Auctions End Next Month Feb 19, 2014, 17:05 Pigeon
Xero wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 16:11:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 16:07:
Am I losing my mind, or didn't WoW have a trading mechanism where you put the items in and then each side has an opportunity to approve the trade? Borrow some code from across the hall? (Yes, I realize it isn't quite that easy... but the point is valid)

WoW actually has it done right because there is no real money involved outside of your monthly prescription. Blizzard wanted some kind of income out of D3 since they only made money off the initial game sale and that was the end of it.
At this point if they are smart they will incorporate WoW style auction house and leave it at that. No real money required!

I think even a RMAH could possibly be viable, we just can't trust Blizzard not to screw-up the gameplay for profit. Its like telling a dog not to eat the bacon you've dropped on the floor. They just can't help themselves.
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News Comments > New NFS Rivals Cars
4. Re: New NFS Rivals Cars Feb 19, 2014, 15:20 Pigeon
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 13:03:
I wonder how profitable it is for EA to make these NFS games.
Maybe these sell well on the consoles I am not sure but there seem to be a new one every year and aside from the graphics being upped a bit I don't find a single reason to play them.
I saw the WTF vid TotalBiscuit did on this and it was enough to steer clear of this game.
Hot Pursuit was trying to capitalize on the same idea as this game anyways, Most Wanted was the last good NFS games I remember playing.
These newer ones suck!

Just watched the total biscuit video, holy hell that game is terrible. What's so hard about making a racing game with real cars and fun tracks? And it doesn't need a plot, its a racing. Want a game where you can roll play as a thug, buy GTA.
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News Comments > Reminder: Diablo III Auctions End Next Month
17. Re: Reminder: Diablo III Auctions End Next Month Feb 19, 2014, 14:16 Pigeon
The bad idea was designing loot and drop rates to make using the AH a more attractive option. The AH in WoW works just fine without breaking the game, but then Blizzard wasn't trying to make money off it.

I'm sure we'll never know for sure, but I wonder how much of the game designed around making the RMAH as profitable as possible. To me the boring loot and bad drop rates was one area, but I wonder if the easy to reach level cap and the no skill/stat investments weren't part of that as well. After all those decisions made gear almost the only thing to effect your characters performance. Good skill combos are helpful, but if you're hitting like a wet noodle because you can't find any good gear, that doesn't really matter either.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 19, 2014, 09:36 Pigeon
The debate is really about who pays for — and who profits from — the increasingly elaborate infrastructure required to make the internet do something it was never designed to do in the first place: stream high-speed video.

The consumer pays for it and the broadband and content providers profit from it. There that was easy. I also assume the content providers are paying for some sort of connection/hosting as well. It sounds like broadband companies want an ever increasing revenue without having to invest in infrastructure, and who wouldn't, but that's just not a possibility.
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News Comments > Valve on VAC and Trust
17. Re: Valve on VAC and Trust Feb 19, 2014, 08:56 Pigeon
InBlack wrote on Feb 19, 2014, 03:57:
The day before yesterday saw the first ever cheater (I noticed) on Team Fortress 2. It was on a VAC server, he was obviously using some sort of auto-aim. Headshots with sniper with every single shot, and the strange jerky motions of the rifle in all directions were dead giveaways. We voted him off the server but it was still disturbing none the less.

I've seen a few in TF2. Weirdest one I've seen is some sort of super spy hack where the player can essentially and functionally be whatever class they want whenever. Pyro with working flame thrower one second then cloaking the next. Still for as long as I've played TF2 its pretty rare to see any cheating.

Worst game I ever played (as far as cheaters go) was the Q3 mod Urban Terror. That game had so many cheaters it became unplayable.
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News Comments > Rust Punches Cheaters
4. Re: Rust Punches Cheaters Feb 12, 2014, 10:30 Pigeon
Alamar wrote on Feb 12, 2014, 09:32:
...Now, I've been accused of cheating many times... And there's not much more I boast about, in gaming, than that... Especially when it's in a game I am just very good at (like UT Excessive, 'back in the day')...


It is a good feeling, usually it comes from people who refuse to adjust their habits when they're getting owned. Not really an example of getting called a cheater, but back when I was into Soldier of Fortune II, some guy got really mad and accused me of grenade spamming since I always killed him in the first 20 seconds of a game. My reply was that if he didn't hide behind the same box every-time, I wouldn't "spam" grenades there.

Usually if I think someone is cheating I make them top priority on my list of targets. If they're actually cheating that tends to piss them off pretty good.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 12, 2014, 08:52 Pigeon
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 11, 2014, 21:38:
Bitcoin exchanges buckle under strain of phantom transactions.

Was only a matter of time before they found a way to break interesting to see if it rebounds.

A currency that can lose half its value in 5 days?! Gimme some of that! Right now it seems like its fairly easy for criminal elements to manipulate the exchange rate to their liking.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 10, 2014, 09:56 Pigeon
Has Tim been reading from The 7 Habits of Highly Despicable People? Habit #4 always blame the weak and defenseless. The only thing he did wrong was not also blaming the poor. But he gets style points for going the 'telling it like it is' route.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 10, 2014, 09:25 Pigeon
I'm sure apple is lobbying for patent reform for everyone but them.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2014, 13:33 Pigeon
Cutter wrote on Feb 8, 2014, 13:01:
How strange, I burned the shit out of my pasta sauce yesterday when I forgot about it, sigh. Yesterday was a bad culinary day for me. Really off my game. Shoulda just went out for dinner.

And Subway...ewwww.

And I agree, Nye should have never debated that clown in the first place. The fact that even he gives those hillbillies credence does harm. Lincoln should have let the south go. They'd be happy living in their shacks in Jesusland while we'd be happy living in a Star Trek like utopia of the future.

And who knew Bizarro read Blues.

I have a hard time faulting someone for trying to educate and inform. I'd like to imagine he had a greater impact than he's being credited with. Sure the loud mouths will come out louder than before, but its the people who stay quiet and listen that might start to think critically. Even Pat Robertson said Ham needs to stop being a moron. Well not in those exact words, but close enough
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 7, 2014, 09:53 Pigeon
InBlack wrote on Feb 7, 2014, 09:37:
Destiny? Oh that MMO that Bungie is developing. How wonderful for them.

Its tough for MMOs to get legs under them. Even with a relatively good launch games tend to crap out after a year or more. So good luck with that Activision.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Into the Black Feb 7, 2014, 08:45 Pigeon
Creston wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 21:43:
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 20:51:
Creston wrote on Feb 6, 2014, 20:18:
I think my favorite is the one with four shitters just side by side. No stalls, no partitions, nothing.

"Hey, Bob."
"It fall yet?"

Imagine the hilarity!

I like one with one toilet and three observation chairs in front facing it. New Olympic sport?

"Oh my gosh, the Russian judge gave it a 4.2! The crowd is outraged! Boos are flying through the building right now, and it sure looks as if the Russians have once again been bribed to give lower votes, Bob!"

"Right you are, Wally! Now it's time for these messages."


I thought you were making a joke about the three observational chairs... nope. Also rather fond of the toilet rules sign, where it shows a big X through someone fishing in the toilet.

I know there have been unfinished venues at other Olympics, but I swear it looks like 2 months ago someone remembered they were hosting, and they've been hastily throwing shit together since. Its possible we're only seeing the exceptions to an otherwise quality job, but I'm getting the feeling that may not be the case.

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 6, 2014, 11:37 Pigeon
Well EA was voted the worst company in the US. They're just trying to live up to the expectations and "improve" on their performance. Sounds like they need to watch out for comcast though. That's some pretty weaselly shit. 'Lets increase our hotspot coverage without spending a dime. In fact we'll have our customers unknowingly pay for it while compromising their data security '  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 5, 2014, 19:21 Pigeon
HBO also confirmed that it indeed makes more money than Netflix despite the smaller ranks. HBO generated $4.89 billion in revenue last year to Netflix's $4.37 billion, and profit was much higher: $1.79 billion in operating income versus Netflix's $228.3 million in 2013.

So what they're trying to say is HBO is expensive and netflix is a good deal. Gottcha!
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 5, 2014, 14:32 Pigeon
Creston wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 14:14:
NegaDeath wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 13:47:
What star rating does a hotel with face melting sink water get?

Judging by the star rating of some of the most incredible shitholes I've stayed in, I'd say Sochi hotels rank a solid 3.5 stars out of 5.

This whole thread reminds me of An Idiot Abroad, with Karl Pilkington
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Requires 64-Bit OS
24. Re: Titanfall Beta Requires 64-Bit OS Feb 5, 2014, 08:52 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 02:32:
Cutter wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 01:32:
necrosis wrote on Feb 5, 2014, 00:29:
Cutter wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 21:17:
Not like I was going to bother with Titfall anyway but why not Vista 64 bit?
Because you deserve to be dragged into the street and stoned if your still running Vista.

Why should I go out and give MS another $100 when this OS works fine?

As I understand it, it turned out okay in the end, just that it took a couple years of patching to make it so.

Yeah Vista had a crap launch, but most of the issues were fixed within a year's time. I've not had a compelling reason to shell out another $100 to upgrade. Maybe by the time I ready to build a new system win 9 will be out and it won't suck.
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Feb 4, 2014, 10:09 Pigeon
The Superbowl was the first time I was aware of this movie's existence. I was deeply disappointed.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2014, 16:19 Pigeon
jdreyer wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 14:54:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 14:13:
What an ass kicking, first play of the game says it all, Denver gave the game to Seattle... not to say Seattle didn't play great. Normally I would have hated the game seeing as it really was quite lame, but for the first time I can remember, I actually cared who won. Seahawks FTW!

I wouldn't say Denver gave the game away. I'd say the Seahawks took it. They caused those turnovers and took advantage of them. They had a plan, and they executed on it perfectly.

Hawks earned it for sure, they didn't miss an opportunity, and they created plenty of their own, but Denver was playing very sloppy too. That kickoff run back should have been down around the 15, they had the guys there, but apparently most of the Broncos forgot how to tackle. One of the Manning interceptions where he was hit causing the ball to go in a high slow arc, the intended receiver was just staring at the ball like he'd never seen one before, while the defender moved in and plucked the ball away. Thomas after actually catching the ball for a decent gain decides he's going to fight for another yard instead of securing the ball against a defense that's been going for the strip the whole game. Opening kick, the Punt returner decides to try and take out from the end zone when the kicking team is already at the 20. And of course the subsequent safety cause the center hiked the ball while Peyton was doing an audible. They played terrible, it was like watching the keystone cops at times.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 3, 2014, 13:36 Pigeon
“People have stopped using demos as the deciding factor of whether to buy a game or not. We know that games played across Yogscast move people to purchase.”

That should read, 'companies have stopped providing demos'.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 3, 2014, 12:57 Pigeon
My local FOX affiliate broadcasts in 720p, so yeah I'd say they have some catching up to do. I don't normally notice unless I'm close to the TV, but I could tell yesterday watching the Superbowl.  
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