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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 11, 2013, 17:38 wtf_man
 
NSA scandal delivers record numbers of internet users to DuckDuckGo

I've been using DuckDuckGo for well over a year, for a majority of my searches. As I've said before I can't stand being tracked by advertisers, so I make it as difficult as possible for them. It has nothing to do with the NSA, for me

That said... when I sometimes don't get the results I want, I resort to Google as a backup search engine.

And I never use Bing or Yahoo. Too much crap on the screen.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 11, 2013, 10:19 wtf_man
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 11, 2013, 10:16:
Actually that is also possible with your xbox 360 right now, so it is nothing ground breaking other then the PS4 will be able to play the digital games before the download even finished

Ah.

The way things have been announced lately about XBone removing the sharing... I assumed this was not possible on the XBone anymore.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft Reorganizes
7. Re: Microsoft Reorganizes Jul 11, 2013, 10:16 wtf_man
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 11, 2013, 09:58:
So....apart from the XBone, what else falls under Devices?? Is Microsoft going to be making mice again?

Tablets. RT and Surface Pro. Not sure if they'll start manufacturing their own phone and alienate the few vendors that make Windows Phones (Nokia, HTC, etc.)

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 11, 2013, 10:07 wtf_man
 
Your PS4 digital library will be playable from any system

Heh... can Sony pound MS's ass any harder? HAHAHAHA.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 11, 2013, 09:23 wtf_man
 
Slashcry wrote on Jul 11, 2013, 09:06:
This is a beta. The person who posted this violated the NDA. It was day 1 or 2 of the beta. Shockingly a bug was there. They should have notified Microsoft.

Gaming sites should have contacted Microsoft and asked if it was a bug instead of running headlines that MS was raising prices on games.

Unfortunately, negative press is the only way Microsoft gets off it's ass to do anything, these days. They DON'T listen to their customers.
 
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News Comments > Rambo Trailer
5. Re: Rambo Trailer Jul 10, 2013, 20:15 wtf_man
 
Ehhh,,, I might pick it up for nostalgia sake, even with the crappy graphics... IF it's not a buggy mess. I'm not real confident on that last part though.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
23. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 9, 2013, 18:11 wtf_man
 
Ray Marden wrote on Jul 9, 2013, 18:01:
I was even hoping to flip the X180 to help pay for the PS4, but the market interest is generally lacking at the moment.

You could always flip your "day-one PS4" to pay for your Xboner and several games.

/snicker
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 8, 2013, 12:16 wtf_man
 
Pigeon wrote on Jul 8, 2013, 09:40:
Leave it to Nintendo to be blind sided by technology that has been mainstream for the last 8 years or so.

I don't know...I only got a 1080p TV 2 years ago, and only had a 720p from 2007, before that. Mainly because I'm a cheap bastard, TV is not all that important to me, and I was waiting for the prices to be a lot more reasonable.

But yeah, for the Wii U they dropped the ball with anemic system specs.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
11. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jul 6, 2013, 14:19 wtf_man
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 6, 2013, 14:09:
That said, Blue asked and I did and have now done the few sites I frequent a lot, I've unblocked them. I get it and if I use it a lot, ok. Now if you break my trust with ridiculous stuff, then I'll just re-block.

I'd rather donate and keep my ad blocker on. Unfortunately, Blue's site ads are annoying animated things (I do see them when I come here with other PC's that I don't own).

As long as I have been coming here... I wouldn't mind throwing some cash his way if he had a paypal donation link... and I definitely would do that.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
9. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jul 6, 2013, 13:19 wtf_man
 
The tracking pisses me off more than the non-intrusive ads. Even with Incognito, Do not track enabled in the browser, and Ghostery running...they still track you.

So, I don't allow non-intrusive ads either, because of that... and I want to make it as tough as possible for these assholes to track me. Ad networks are just as bad as the NSA.

Fuck them.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
6. Re: Saturday Metaverse Jul 6, 2013, 12:08 wtf_man
 
Tom wrote on Jul 6, 2013, 11:14:
Or you could, you know, uncheck the box that says "allow non-intrusive ads". I dunno if they still do this, but AdBlock Plus went out of its way to point this out on initial setup last couple times I installed it.

Yeah, I've been doing that by default every time I install ABP, since they added that "feature".
 
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News Comments > Watch_Dogs Engine Features
2. Re: Watch_Dogs Engine Features Jul 6, 2013, 12:01 wtf_man
 
At minimum it's GTA with hacking. It sounds more like GTA crossed with Far Cry 3 with hacking though.

Either way... setting expectations for what I listed above should be reasonable. Anything else that's cool, will be just icing on the cake.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 5, 2013, 17:51 wtf_man
 
Julio wrote on Jul 5, 2013, 16:35:
And Sony's 4K player is loaded with DRM including online activation for playing movies. No thanks.

That, and I ain't buying a new TV and my whole movie and TV collection yet again. 1080p is good enough. For the average consumer, this will probably fail as much as the recent 3D rage has.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Jul 5, 2013, 09:25 wtf_man
 
Jensen wrote on Jul 5, 2013, 02:48:
They haven't run out of money!!! They could still choose to scale it back. They believe in their game so much that they are putting all their other profits into the game. How is that an issue to you?

They still have to RAISE money, which is why they are trying to sell 1/2 of it early to non-backers. Why would a Non-Backer buy half a game that they weren't all that interested in, in the first place? This plan will fail.

So, lets say they didn't have any other projects profits to dump into this? What then? It comes right back to the original point that they shouldn't have built this big of a game with the budget they got.

Some restraint and accountability would go a long way in providing trust for future projects. It's called fiscal responsibility. One doesn't spend money that they don't have.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2013, 21:09 wtf_man
 
I'm 31 minutes into the latest episode... they just started discussing the scope problem.

I'm not happy about the delay either... but it all meshes with Tim designing way too much game for the budget he got. And really... I didn't sign up for what I'd consider to be a AAA scoped adventure game. Like I said... I can understand them wanting to enhance it since they got 3M vs. 400K... but it's like Tim was in a candy store and went totally overboard. So, yeah... I'm very disappointed in him. I think they would have done better with something more reasonably scoped, in order to get a better name for themselves, and more of their other projects sold. They blew it, for the most part, IMO.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2013, 20:48 wtf_man
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 20:36:
You were mistaken then. The game was significantly ramped up during the very successful Kickstarter and this was communicated in the updates. You should've got out then if you were only interested in a short Adventure game.

IMO, "ramped-up" != Running out of money and not even having half a game, yet.

They got over 8x more than what they asked for. That doesn't mean make 16x more game.

I'm more pissed about them running out of money than another delay. Sorry, to me that is majorly irresponsible.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Consolidation
39. Re: Independence Day Consolidation Jul 4, 2013, 19:50 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 19:24:
Redmask wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 19:12:
They haven't been hiding their intentions here but you go on and pick that nit. There are several other examples. Face it, the Xbox One is being built as an advertising platform as much as it is for any other function. It's literally built into every major feature front in the system.

That video is disgusting. And who on early would want "friends" who spam you with ads? It's like marketings wet dream, but has no basis in reality. There's no way in hell I'd pass along an ad to my friends, as I value them a million times more than some stupid assed advertising. And I know they wouldn't appreciate it (hell, I wouldn't), so I would never do it.

That video made me want to throw up. Puke
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
15. Re: Op Ed Jul 4, 2013, 19:30 wtf_man
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 15:33:
I asked this in the other thread... Is there anyone upset about how Broken Age is going that actually backed the project?

Yep.

I'm one.

I didn't catch your post in the other thread. I think I sufficiently explained why I'm upset in the other thread, so there is no need to re-hash it.

And yes... if I could get a refund, I would take it.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Consolidation
36. Re: Independence Day Consolidation Jul 4, 2013, 19:11 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 17:57:
Hmm, they're out of the infamous second son bundle, it seems. I'd rather buy Watch Dogs on the PC.

Choices choices... Anyways, thanks nin.

Creston

I got the Watch Dogs Bundle... and I still plan on getting for the PC.
Might do some multiplayer with the person in the living room, while I'm on the PC... and they will get utterly PWND!

Besides... I figure it's a good game to learn how to use a controller on.... since I haven't gamed on a console (more than a couple of minutes) since the first Nintendo.
 
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News Comments > Independence Day Consolidation
12. Re: Independence Day Consolidation Jul 4, 2013, 12:40 wtf_man
 
Verno wrote on Jul 4, 2013, 12:08:
What is being subsidized by Xbox subscriptions?

Their Fart Cloud that datamines you even more.

They're not just selling ads... they're selling your info... and you are paying them to do it.

Seriously, anybody that buys one of these things is an utter fucking retard.
The NSA would cum in their pants if this thing was in every household.
 
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