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Signed On Aug 15, 2003, 17:35
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News Comments > Respawn Chasing Titanfall Cheaters
3. Re: Respawn Chasing Titanfall Cheaters Mar 13, 2014, 09:16 Pigeon
 
That didn't take long. At least they're acknowledging it.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 13, 2014, 08:49 Pigeon
 
'Apple's iOS 7.1 throws up in-app purchase warnings'

Throws up in app purchase? Couldn't they have used a better choice of words? Or maybe its an editorial commentary on apple products.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs
5. Re: Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs Mar 12, 2014, 11:10 Pigeon
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 10:41:
Yeah, geez. My quad core is 3.2ghz and I'm only 4 gigs of ram. time for the mobo/ram/cpu upgrade I suppose.

I'm still running a Core 2 E8400. This has probably been the longest I've gone without a major upgrade or rebuild; still running Vista64 too. Probably because I have had no hardware issues, and software/OS problems have been few, far between and easily fixed. I've really not had any problem with the games I play either. Maybe turning down a few options, but nothing overly noticeable. And yes I realize I have just cursed myself by saying that . I've been seeing a lot of min-specs my setup would have some trouble meeting so I imagine I'll be building a new box within the year. Still working on my steam backlog though, so maybe longer than that hehe.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
57. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 12, 2014, 08:39 Pigeon
 
Stolk wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 02:19:
Simon Says wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 20:14:
That's total bullshit, winamp decodes AAC, FLAC and MP3 at less than 1% on one core, and that's on an old midrange cpu ( core i5 750 ) at a throttled down speed ( around 1.4ghz ).

And yes I know thats only "1 channel", but still.

So why couldn't their game do the same?

You can't handle the truth son! They don't want you to know it's not the audio, but you are exposing them! Keep up the fight! If the people find out it's something other than audio, and we know their lies, down with Respawn!


I'm sure there's a 28GB NSA.bat file hiding in there somewhere.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 11, 2014, 20:47 Pigeon
 
given HBO Go on Roku will work if you have Comcast broadband -- but get HBO from another pay TV provider like Dish.

I just don't even....
I'm becoming increasingly convinced that this is not parody, but what actually happens: http://youtu.be/utGqpT-riZc
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2014, 14:27 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 14:16:
There is the beginnings of a huge water problem in the USA, but domestic use is a tiny slice of the pie. Most Americans are inculcated with the water conservation basics as children, so not a lot of savings to be made with efforts there. Thermoelectric generation and farming irrigation are by far the largest users of water, so efficiencies there could pay huge dividends. Still, I am annoyed at laws like forcing people to maintain a lawn in low-water regions of the country. And the fact that a lot of irrigation water comes from the ever diminshing Ogallala Aquifer is disconcerting to say the least, especially with the flood/drought cycle exacerbated by global warming.

Grass lawns are nice, but a bitch to maintain in areas prone to drought and long very hot summers. Its one of those ideas we've imported from England that isn't very practical in large parts of our country.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
29. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 14:17 Pigeon
 
Ozmodan wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:58:
All I know is that Titanfall runs much better on my PC than a friends new xbox. I am not impressed one bit with the new consoles, last years tech at best. Cloud servers are just another word for a not very good console.

I did not think that Dark Souls II was that good. The first one was better which does not say much for the developer.

I think they just attach the word 'Cloud' to anything having to do with the internet anymore because it sounds so new age and cool without actually having to define exactly what's going on. Its a marketing dream, using one word to describe any large variety of setups without actually having to commit or admit to what's provided.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Comcast Mar 11, 2014, 14:07 Pigeon
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 13:34:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 11:54:
This isn't just limited to comcast. I've noticed on my PS4's various streaming services and store there are options to purchase individual shows for streaming proclaiming $2.99. One might initially assume this is for a season, a reasonable price, but it becomes apparent its per show. A really awful deal when you consider services like Netflix and Hulu are $8 a month.

True, but $2.99 is the price on iTunes, isn't it? And given that a song is $0.99, the price seems in line with that. You're paying for early access actually, instead of waiting for the show to come to Netflix or Amazon or Bluray.

That's why I was saying it isn't just limited to Comcast. Though as someone pointed out this particular series is extra bad since you can pay much less for a month subscription to Netflix and get the same show and a whole lot more. A lot of the stuff I was looking at didn't seem early access either. I was looking at rentals and only old/unheard of movies or shows were around the $.99 mark. I'm probably just cheap , but nothing it fell into my cost/benefit acceptability range. Plus since I've not used those services before I don't know how reliable they are.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released
24. Re: Ships Ahoy - Titanfall; First Patch Released Mar 11, 2014, 12:57 Pigeon
 
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 12:11:
I got it for PC last night, definitely fun. Might be a little weak on content for 60$ tho.

For me $60 is too much for a game that's light on content and will undoubtedly turn into a paid DLC fest. Maybe come summer they'll have it on sale for $40. Seems fun though, just not $60 of fun.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Comcast Mar 11, 2014, 11:54 Pigeon
 
This isn't just limited to comcast. I've noticed on my PS4's various streaming services and store there are options to purchase individual shows for streaming proclaiming $2.99. One might initially assume this is for a season, a reasonable price, but it becomes apparent its per show. A really awful deal when you consider services like Netflix and Hulu are $8 a month.  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
5. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Mar 10, 2014, 15:10 Pigeon
 
LittleMe wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 14:50:
I'm surprised PC is only 6% of South Park sales!! Wow.. But PC sales have a much longer tail than console, yet I could see justifying a delayed PC release to better focus on the console release, if it works that way at Obsidian. *shrug*

Maybe we PC gamers have enough to play for now and are waiting for the %50 sale a few months from now. I know I am.


We need to get off our asses and play those backlogged games we all have so the new PC release market can flourish like the console market. Or maybe that should be sit on our asses...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 10, 2014, 14:15 Pigeon
 
Frijoles wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 12:55:
MindStalker3 wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 11:52:
Also... Pizza Hut having fancy touch screen tables so I can get my cold pizza from a rude waiter without actually having to talk to them? Have they seen the state of most Pizza Huts lately?

I haven't seen a table in a Pizza Hut for probably 20 years. They barely have a front door around here.

The one near me got its liquor license and is now a pizzahut/bar. I could see something like the ordering table being useful there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Console Crisis Mar 10, 2014, 11:39 Pigeon
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 11:28:
Hanneth wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 11:16:
Actually there was a reason to upgrade to the PS3 when it came out. You could play blu-ray discs. You had to have a HD TV to do this and the selection of videos wasn't that great at the time. Also you could play most of your PS2 and PS1 games. It was an upgrade.

With the PS4, you can't play PS1, PS2, or PS3 games from disk as is. PS4 does not support Blu-ray 3D yet. (A deal breaker for me) Cannot currently play CDs, or MP3s. Basically the PS4 is an alpha product, it is feature incomplete.

The Xbox One suffers the same problem of being an alpha product. They shipped with features missing they knew some people want. The new start screen apparently worse than than the 360, which is being worked on. While it is a definite upgrade in being able to watch Blu-rays as well as DVDs, it doesn't support Blu-ray 3D either.

All very good points.

I do remember blu-ray being kind of a big thing. Players were expensive back then so getting one as part of video-game system was a good deal. Good point about the backwards compatibility, makes the purchase a lot easier to stomach when there's already a large library of games you can play.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Console Crisis Mar 10, 2014, 10:24 Pigeon
 
Is there a compelling reason to upgrade if you already have a PS3 and/or 360? Looks like a lot of the big titles that are releasing on the xbone and ps4 are also releasing on the last gen, and not looking that much different. I got a PS4, but the last console I owned was a PS1, so I don't really have a perspective if there's a good reason to upgrade right now.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Mar 10, 2014, 09:41 Pigeon
 
The whole up-skirt thing was weird. It sounds like it would have been illegal if the victim had been nude, but since she was fully dressed and the peeper had to make an effort to see something it was legal. Makes no sense. Original law was probably made so dirty old men legislators could be perverts and not get in trouble.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Mar 9, 2014, 13:02 Pigeon
 
The changes are all focused around mouse and keyboard users, to make certain features more accessible to the mouse. On the Start screen itself, there's now a button for power options (shut down, reboot, sleep) and search.

I.e. 95% of their install base.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 7, 2014, 10:13 Pigeon
 
In response Dell said that the money was being charged for the time and labour involved.

"In this particular situation, the customer would not be charged for the Mozilla Firefox software download, rather the fee would cover the time and labour involved for factory personnel to load a different image than is provided on the system's standard configuration."

Because so much labor is involved in what is essentially an automated process. I'd be surprised if it even takes 30 minutes to create an image that can be automatically installed on thousands of computers.

I hope they get nailed for being so greedy.
 
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News Comments > DICE: No Damage from BF4 Launch; New Patch; Carrier Assault Details
1. Re: DICE: No Damage from BF4 Launch; New Patch; Carrier Assault Details Mar 7, 2014, 09:21 Pigeon
 
The reason why Battlefield 4 suffered through some extreme challenges, Jorgensen said, was because of the "complexity" of the game (64-player online, tablet support), as well as the fact that DICE was working with new consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Because those consoles are so different from PCs...
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II PC Specs
2. Re: Dark Souls II PC Specs Mar 7, 2014, 09:10 Pigeon
 
My PC is starting to miss those minimum specs requirements. At least the processor is. I may need to upgrade sometime later this year.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 7, 2014, 09:07 Pigeon
 
I just bought a new office chair, that's probably one of the few things I'd really want to buy at an actual store as opposed to online. Someone of the ones that looked nice online were shit when I actually sat in them at the store. Computers, various other electronics, ink paper, and all the other office crap is cheaper online and you don't have to leave your house shut in forever.  
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