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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
11. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jun 2, 2013, 20:36 wtf_man
 
XBox One is not an option for me, period.

If the Playstation Eye turns out to be Mandatory like the Kinect... then neither will the PS4 be an option.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
3. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 1, 2013, 18:22 wtf_man
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jun 1, 2013, 16:25:
but for anyone before sandy this is probably a good time to jump in and get a K sku overclockable haswell chip.

I'd say Ivy Bridge folks have no reason to upgrade (Desktop)
Sandy Bridge folks... only if you want newer motherboard features like native USB 3.0
And of course anything older would be a good upgrade.

As for the touted +50% battery life, it may be worth upgrading a laptop, even if you already have Ivy Bridge. It just depends on your battery needs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 31, 2013, 09:49 wtf_man
 
We should fully be on 7 by the end of the year.

As for the future... we may just go virtual apps on thin devices running a small *nix on the endpoints. We have some time to plan before Windows 7 goes EOL.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 31, 2013, 09:43 wtf_man
 
If E3 is 'irrelevant', why is everyone hoping to get involved?

E3 has been rather irrelevant for PC gamers for several years.
Recently, E3 was starting to get irrelevant for Aging Consoles as well.

I would guess that the new consoles are going to breath some life back into E3 for a couple of years. How long that lasts depends on how well the new consoles and games fair. I would also imagine that they need to start getting mobile gaming involved in the show, to remain relevant in the long term. (As Mobile gaming gets better)
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 31, 2013, 09:25 wtf_man
 
It still sucks.

But MS doesn't care. They want in the mobile market so badly, that they will ram that ugly UI and their store down desktop users throats, no matter what.

There is little hope for Windows 9.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews May 30, 2013, 20:35 wtf_man
 
Ten Ton Hammer says it plays more like Skyrim with other people.
Rock Paper Shotguns says it plays more like WoW with some nods to the TES series.

I'm inclined to think that RPS's description is probably more accurate.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization May 30, 2013, 15:30 wtf_man
 
Does it require an IOS version of Origin?

If so, no thanks.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Announced
5. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Announced May 30, 2013, 10:13 wtf_man
 
So, it's basically a re-badged GTX680 gpu that is overclocked, has faster GDDR5 chips, and is $50 cheaper than a GTX680.

Not bad.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
10. Re: Evening Consolidation May 30, 2013, 09:31 wtf_man
 
avianflu wrote on May 30, 2013, 09:25:
i am curious what happens if you put black tape on the kinect's 2 visual sensors, as folks already do with web cams on computers.

When you try to play a game or watch some content, a voice will come from your speakers saying: "I can't do that, Dave."
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation May 29, 2013, 23:28 wtf_man
 
SirKnight wrote on May 29, 2013, 23:25:
Especially if I don't buy it.
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Triad System Requirements
3. Re: Rise of the Triad System Requirements May 29, 2013, 23:25 wtf_man
 
GOG!

Yes!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization May 29, 2013, 10:03 wtf_man
 
BlackBerry Users Threaten To Boycott Netflix Because Netflix Refuses To Make A BlackBerry App.

Freak
 
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News Comments > SimCity Expands
3. Re: SimCity Expands May 28, 2013, 20:17 wtf_man
 
Rattlehead wrote on May 28, 2013, 19:32:
Does anyone really care anymore?

Apparently the looney Brits do: http://www.bluesnews.com/s/142029/uk-sales-charts
 
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News Comments > Memorial Consolidation
49. Re: Memorial Consolidation May 27, 2013, 19:08 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on May 27, 2013, 18:00:
They already have 2 if you count the Wii U. I don't think there any used game restrictions on that system.

That's an interesting point I'd not considered...

ASeven wrote on May 27, 2013, 18:16:
And so it begins. Then again, the guy who heard this is this guy here.

PS4 Used Game DRM Canceled? Popcorn
 
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News Comments > Memorial Consolidation
37. Re: Memorial Consolidation May 27, 2013, 17:36 wtf_man
 
nin wrote on May 27, 2013, 17:30:
it would also be odd for publishers to have two different policies towards used gaming going on...

They already have 2 if you count the Wii U. I don't think there any used game restrictions on that system. Granted... Wii U ain't doing that great... but it is supposed to be a "new generation" console.

Besides... if Sony does the right thing... and everyone buys a PS4... the Publishers HAVE to cave.
 
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News Comments > Memorial Consolidation
34. Re: Memorial Consolidation May 27, 2013, 17:23 wtf_man
 
Sony employees respond to ps4 no drm campaign

It will be interesting to see what Sony ends up doing. Popcorn
 
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News Comments > Memorial Consolidation
18. Re: Memorial Consolidation May 27, 2013, 12:53 wtf_man
 
Verno wrote on May 27, 2013, 10:41:
I might even try to go without Windows if Valve can make a real go of it with Linux.

I run Windows 7 on my gaming rig. That's all it does... no office software, no security software, no internet surfing, runs with the NIC mostly off unless I need to update steam, patch the os and video drivers, or play an MMO. I won't buy Windows 8 or even 8.1. Games will be readily available on the Windows 7 Platform for many more years. Heck, they're mostly still XP compatible. The point is... you don't have to give up your old games and OS - and still not give MS another dime.

That said... I do everything else on my iMac. Photo Editing, Movie Editing, Internet Surfing, E-Mail, Office 2011, Video conversion, VPN and RDP to work (Windows machines), Music library, etc. etc. etc.

I like Linux too, and often run Mint in a Virtual machine. The bottom line is... at home, I only use windows for gaming compatibility.

And just so people don't think I'm some Apple fanboy... At work... I have to manage 1600 Windows machines (Security, Software Deployments, Group Policy, Powershell scripting, Patching, etc. etc. as well as our security appliances).

For the Enterprise... Active Directory, Powershell, and a few other products are the best in the industry, IMO. For the home, they have pretty much become totally irrelevant, already.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
9. Re: Sunday Consolidation May 26, 2013, 11:50 wtf_man
 
Well... if it turns out that the Playstation Eye isn't optional... I may settle for a Wii U.

- Doesn't need an internet connection at all.
- No Spycam Bullshit
- No Social Bullshit
- No Cloud Bullshit
- Backwards Compatible (Not that big of a deal, but a plus)

PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U Comparison Chart

I'm really hoping those things are all optional on the PS4 (Except obviously no backwards compatibility... though you might be able to stream PS3 games via Gaikai)

Edit: Just to clarify, I do all my hardcore gaming on my PC anyway... so I don't really need a super console system. If the wife and some guests can enjoy a few games on the TV... great. That said, for myself, I'd prefer a system with more umph like a PS4... but there are definitely potential privacy and data-mining lines I won't cross... EVER.

This comment was edited on May 26, 2013, 12:24.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
8. Re: Saturday Consolidation May 25, 2013, 20:37 wtf_man
 
Well... this is one of the few times that I agree with him.

However, Mark Rein has said some ridiculous things about the new consoles too.

like for the PS4:
"It's like giving you the world's best PC"

Uh... Yeah. LOL
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
48. Re: Morning Consolidation May 24, 2013, 19:49 wtf_man
 
ASeven wrote on May 24, 2013, 15:12:
The plot thickens. Suddenly EA backing off the online pass makes perfect sense now. It's even more shocking that apparently both publishers and console makers planned together for this one.

Here are more details:

UPDATED: Publishers to receive cut of Xbox One pre-owned sales at retail

and

Policy shows concerted effort by MS to destroy used games market

 
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