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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 22, 2014, 19:20 wtf_man
 
Unless Windows 9 reverses course (Gives me full start menu, full Aero Glass back, rounded corner themes, and lets me COMPLETELY turn off Metro and "Bing attached crap apps")... Windows 7 is my last OS from MS. They are completely irrelevant in my home. And though I have a Windows 7 gaming rig, OSX machines, and IOS devices... I'm not locked into any of them. Apple is pissing me off by trying to force their cloud shit on me... I'll dump them and go Linux / Android in a heartbeat, if I have to. I don't buy many IOS Apps and I'll run Mountain Lion until it's dead.

As for if/when we reach a point that games won't run on 7 (if I don't ever get a newer MS OS)... I guess I'll be done with PC gaming too (as far as new purchases). I have a huge collection already, and plenty I haven't played or purchased yet... so I'm not too worried about that happening any time soon.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Mar 21, 2014, 20:34 wtf_man
 
Well... death threats and wishing cancer on him and his son was way out of line... But the barrage of "fuck you too" that he got, he deserved, IMO.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 20, 2014, 13:03 wtf_man
 
Intel Sets Sights on Reinvention of Desktop Computing

Carrying / Passing around an iMac with Winblows 8.x on it, ain't all that innovative. I'll stick to my tablet... much easier to carry and pass around... and I don't have to deal with that fugly tile interface, thanks.
 
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News Comments > Unreal 4 Engine Released; $19/Month Licensing
13. Re: Unreal 4 Engine Released; $19/Month Licensing Mar 19, 2014, 20:54 wtf_man
 
Well, this ain't out of the kindness of their hearts. Most every small developer that can't afford a AAA engine jumps on Unity. They had to do something.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > SimCity Patch Adds Offline Play
3. Re: SimCity Patch Adds Offline Play Mar 18, 2014, 14:13 wtf_man
 
I will never make an Origin account... otherwise I might have picked this up, after the backtracking.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > EverQuest Turns 15
11. Re: EverQuest Turns 15 Mar 17, 2014, 15:36 wtf_man
 
descender wrote on Mar 17, 2014, 12:31:
12 hours? Good lord... there were far more difficult camps than that :p Journeyman boots camp in OOT was one of my worst experiences... and the fabled Pyzjyn/Glowing Black stone drop cost me 3 or 4 days of my life.

Got my character to level 44... 14 months of my life... got fed up and had a buddy bind me in front of a KOS NPC in Freeport. Spectacular corpse spam suicide... only lasted 4 hours before all of my levels were gone. (Well, down to level 5, couldn't lose levels after that). Pretty harsh death penalty, when you put it perspective.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs
20. Re: Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs Mar 12, 2014, 15:48 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 15:06:
It just has to do with how much memory you have on your GPU. You can even easily test it. Just swap out the 512MB card with a 2GB one, and watch how your available system memory plummets.

I'll have to check that out! I always thought is was system drivers and RAM reserved for onboard graphics... not a discrete card.

Even an old dog learns new tricks from time to time.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs
16. Re: Watch Dogs Minimum PC Specs Mar 12, 2014, 14:40 wtf_man
 
NKD wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 12:30:
Bundy wrote on Mar 12, 2014, 09:47:
Looking for, but don't see "Win7/8 64 bit". Damn.

With a minimum requirement of 6GB RAM, you're going to need to be on 64-bit in practice, even if it's not a 64-bit executable.

uhh... Technically a single 32-Bit process in Windows can only address 2GB, so the executable would have to be running multiple processes in order to gobble 6 GB... which would be weird. Usually an application is a single process with many threads... not multiple processes with however many threads.

So, if 6GB of RAM is required... then the OS Must be 64-Bit. A 32-Bit Windows OS only addresses 3 to 3.5GB depending on how much it has to reserve for system drivers.
 
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News Comments > More Elder Scroll Online Invites
18. Re: More Elder Scroll Online Invites Mar 12, 2014, 09:25 wtf_man
 
Yes... in Summary.... play like you would in skyrim, not an MMO. (Which is refreshing to me)

If you have to go through a starter area, pick the Aldmeri Dominion faction area for the best experience.

They are allowing folks to skip the starter areas to the main town, but you can still go to the islands. At least go back and pick up the sky shards for 2 skill points.

They are working on phasing solutions to keep group members together. While some folks feel it's a design flaw in the first place, others feel that is necessary for the immersion of the story of the area you are in. (much more like single player depth). The real issue is being able to stay with your group members if they are on different steps of the same "quest", instead of them turning invisible and seeing different things than you do. Rumor has it that they are making the person that has finished the least amount of steps the focus point. Another solution would be to make the party leader the focus point, and give the option at the end for the others to accept the completion or re-play with their own decisions. In any case... as long as group members get to stick together no matter what... it will be good.

 
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News Comments > More Elder Scroll Online Invites
11. Re: More Elder Scroll Online Invites Mar 11, 2014, 22:31 wtf_man
 
FWIW... I duo'd with a friend most of the last beta. Except for some phasing issues and some broken quests... we both had a blast, and it really felt very much like playing skyrim with a friend.

The only 2 times I got pissed off was one quest area there were too many folks in the area so it made it real difficult to get the quest done... and some of the 'forced solo' bosses were way overpowered, IMO. (Fighters Guild and Mages Guild quest lines). They have since adjusted those, but I already got past them after dieing a bunch.

The last beta was the only one I was in... so I can't speak for the earlier experiences that people have had. I am looking forward to this weekend, although I plan to mostly try crafting and completing a few of the quests that were broken last time. It doesn't make much sense to level too much on a character that is going to get wiped.
 
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News Comments > More Elder Scroll Online Invites
5. Re: More Elder Scroll Online Invites Mar 11, 2014, 20:44 wtf_man
 
Well... it played pretty much like Skyrim to me, except for the understandable limitations of an MMO and the different combat. Of course, I heard yor milage varies depending on the starting area you chose, because I heard that the other 2 starter areas are boring.

Between the patch notes of the last 2 PTS builds, the addition of collision detection on mobs/npcs, FOV slider, skip-able starter areas, and working on phasing solutions to keep you with your group... they are doing an awesome job, IMO of listening to the complaints and trying to address them ASAP.

I like it... so I bought it.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
14. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 11, 2014, 20:10 wtf_man
 
How come the Cloud can't stream audio? I guess all their servers are being used up tor the game's AI. LOL  
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News Comments > CryENGINE Linux Support Announced
3. Re: CryENGINE Linux Support Announced Mar 11, 2014, 19:49 wtf_man
 
But.. but... all PC Linux users are Pirates!  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
33. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2014, 15:34 wtf_man
 
The Power of the Cloud Compels me!!!


... To pinch my nose and hold my breath! PU! Did Mr. Shiring just rip one?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 7, 2014, 09:26 wtf_man
 
Reports suggest Watch Dogs runs at 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One.
Hows dat cloud workin' out for the Xbone owners?
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
15. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Mar 6, 2014, 20:24 wtf_man
 
I'm Origin free and intend to remain that way. Fuck EA.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 6, 2014, 09:25 wtf_man
 
Americans like it for free but Europeans still prefer to pay for protection.

The problem is, consumer level Protection isn't all that great... and the free ones aren't that far behind the paid ones as far as catching what the consumer level products can catch.

No company offers Enterprise level protection at a reasonable consumer price, yet. If you want to go with cloud based... zscaler has a minimum of $700 a year for a small business. If you want to go with a Next gen firewall with full subscriptios that has https inspection... you're talking $1200-$1500 for the device, then $300+ a year for subscription.

So, free AV + Norton DNS or OpenDNS configured on the router level is the best bang for the buck for a home user. Of course, other little things like running no-script in the browser, keeping the OS, flash, reader, and java patched (if you use it), helps.

If I could pick up zscaler for $100 a year... I'd be on it in a heartbeat. Complete protection for all of my devices and completely sanitized traffic, and no expensive perimeter device to maintain/upgrade, since it's cloud based.
 
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News Comments > MS Planning DirectX 12
7. Re: MS Planning DirectX 12 Mar 6, 2014, 09:11 wtf_man
 
If they did use strongarm tactics, not even DX12 could get me to upgrade from Windows 7. Windows 9 better be "da shiz", or I'll skip that one too. DX10 didn't make me upgrade to Vista either... so it would be a real shallow attempt, if they try that shit again.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 3, 2014, 20:10 wtf_man
 
Windows XP users will be warned of support ending with a pop-up.

MS Marketer:

PLZ BUY WINBLOWZ 8.1!!!

or

We may even givez y0u a free ed!tion bndl3d with Bing datamining for everythgin... and a free v3rsion of PC mo0ver that d0ezent move your prgRamz unless u Pay.

Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > New Croteam IP Teased
3. Re: New Croteam IP Teased Feb 27, 2014, 12:23 wtf_man
 
Never liked any of the Serious Sam stuff. I know they were trying spoof old school shooters like Doom, but it just didn't appeal to me... I thought it was just plain dumb, and I'd rather play something like a Painkiller series game for that style of gameplay. Granted, I only played the first game, but I was completely turned off.

That said... after 14 years, it's about frickin' time they tried something else.

/shrug
 
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