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Nickname ViRGE
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Signed On Dec 16, 2003, 17:42
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News Comments > Saints Row IV - How the Saints Save Christmas DLC
4. Re: Saints Row IV - How the Saints Save Christmas DLC Dec 11, 2013, 01:02 ViRGE
 
Egg nog and firearms: a winning combination.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Op Ed Dec 9, 2013, 20:06 ViRGE
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 19:26:
"US-CERT strives for a safer, stronger Internet for all Americans by responding to major incidents, analyzing threats, and exchanging critical cybersecurity information with trusted partners around the world."

Trusted partners? You mean those that support what you do?
The other international CERTs? Yeah.

The CERTs are the first responders to system vulnerabilities. They fill a very important role.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com's Money Back Guarantee
10. Re: GOG.com's Money Back Guarantee Dec 9, 2013, 12:08 ViRGE
 
nin wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 09:57:
So gog does it. Origin does it. Gabe? You over there? Time to keep up with the Jonses...

Seeing as how the very first thing Steam does (by default) is install a game you buy, there wouldn't be much of a point to such a policy.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 9, 2013, 01:42 ViRGE
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 8, 2013, 19:57:
Are they still being absolutely retarded and giving out awards or nominations for titles that aren't even released yet?
"Most Anticipated Game"

So yes.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Revealed
26. Re: No Man's Sky Revealed Dec 8, 2013, 19:23 ViRGE
 
Krizzen wrote on Dec 8, 2013, 18:55:
Looks interesting, but procedural worlds can get real boring, REAL fast. The real charm in procedural generation comes from the lack of too much procedural generation. If the planets are scaled down (i.e. not realistic scales), then the procedural generation could be very interesting, especially with a few hand crafted terrain features and structures/objectives scattered throughout.
A very good point. Procedural generation is very capable, but you're still going to want a human touch to make meaningful landmarks.
 
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News Comments > Telltale Announces Tales from the Borderlands
9. Re: Telltale Announces Tales from the Borderlands Dec 8, 2013, 19:19 ViRGE
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Dec 8, 2013, 15:27:
That looks so damn lame. Is this something people asked for?
I enjoy Borderlands and I enjoy Telltale games (especially the more fanciful ones). So this is something I am looking forward to.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Microsoft ends Windows 7 retail sales. Dec 8, 2013, 18:05 ViRGE
 
Creston wrote on Dec 8, 2013, 16:31:
The enterprise doesn't care that Win7 ends its retail sales. They have enterprise licenses that are, in essence, valid in perpetuity, and it's not as if they need install media.

And just because MS ends its official retail sale of Win7 doesn't mean you won't be able to buy it for years and years on end if you want.
Bingo. The end of retail sales is little more than a footnote; it would go somewhere between the weather and the police blotter in your local paper. Medium-to-large IT organizations have their volume licenses, and small organizations have the ability to execute downgrade rights on their copies of Win8. Even PC enthusiasts aren't seriously affected, since they can still buy OEM copies of the OS.
 
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News Comments > South Park: The Stick of Truth Trailer
10. Re: South Park: The Stick of Truth Trailer Dec 7, 2013, 18:46 ViRGE
 
nin wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 13:46:
Xoxotl wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 04:37:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 23:42:
Really looking forward to this, doubt I will preorder it though.

During one of the recent Black Friday episodes, they riffed on pre-orders, with Cartman saying (paraphrased) "Only fools put in pre-orders for a video game. Because you're committing to something which keeps getting delayed and will probably suck ass."

They also pimped their own game at the end of the most recent episode.

"Yeah, and if you believe that I have a big floppy weiner to dangle in your face."
 
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News Comments > Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax
19. Re: Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax Dec 7, 2013, 17:51 ViRGE
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 16:28:
nin wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 14:50:
Why did Bethesda wait so long to deny this?

Was thinking about that last night...


I'm not sure, but Bethesda got roasted for it on Twitter and all the other social media they have setup. Hopefully they will have a clue for next time.
If Bethesda accurately responded to every rumor, you could essentially "20 questions" them into confirming their entire project lineup by coming up with an unlimited number of games that they'd need to shoot down.
 
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News Comments > South Park: The Stick of Truth Trailer
8. Re: South Park: The Stick of Truth Trailer Dec 7, 2013, 06:31 ViRGE
 
Xoxotl wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 04:37:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 23:42:
Really looking forward to this, doubt I will preorder it though.

During one of the recent Black Friday episodes, they riffed on pre-orders, with Cartman saying (paraphrased) "Only fools put in pre-orders for a video game. Because you're committing to something which keeps getting delayed and will probably suck ass."
Exactly. Pre-ordering games is dumb; pre-ordering a game that has switched publishers and has been delayed by a full year is even dumber. This will hopefully be a fantastic game, but wait until it's out first before spending money on it.

And the specific quote:

Pre-order doesn't mean shit, okay? When you pre-order a game, you're just committing to paying for something that some assholes in California haven't even finished working on yet. You know what you get for pre-ordering a game? A big dick in your mouth.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 7, 2013, 06:23 ViRGE
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 21:26:
Why Spike is hitting the reset button on its video game awards.

Cause it sucks - cash for awards system is dumb.
Yeah, but it's still going to be a cash for awards system. That won't go away until they get rid of the screwball sponsored awards and move to an Academy-like system that puts award selection in the hands of elite creatives instead of the beancounters.

Plus this doesn't change the fact that the show is still one giant ad vehicle for new games, as opposed to a celebration of the past year. If it's meant to be a serious awards show, then there shouldn't even be things like game premieres and awards for the most coveted game.

Though I will give them credit for finally realizing that video games are by and large not a performance art, and awards shows should not be presented as such.
 
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News Comments > Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Free Weekend
4. Re: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Free Weekend Dec 6, 2013, 06:59 ViRGE
 
rocketpcguy wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 00:39:
the trailer makes it look like the entire game was made by a single guy who learned 3D programming a few years ago.
Eh? What makes you say that?
 
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News Comments > Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Free Weekend
1. Re: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Free Weekend Dec 5, 2013, 21:39 ViRGE
 
This is a fantastic game. Everyone here should at least try it out, if not purchase it outright.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
3. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 5, 2013, 16:39 ViRGE
 
Denthor wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 16:23:
I think the comparison to sponsor ship is pretty accurate - they are getting paid to endorse riots product not competitors. The onus is on the player signing the contract whether they think it's fair to them financially, if not they don't have to sign it.
Indeed. To be sure it's rough, but that's consistent with how professional sports already operate (and after all, this is eSports). If you're going to pay someone to promote your product, you want to be damn sure they aren't also promoting your competitor.
 
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News Comments > More Battlefield 4 Issues
7. Re: More Battlefield 4 Issues Dec 4, 2013, 11:09 ViRGE
 
Verno wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 09:55:
It really annoys me that they're not only shipping DLC before fixing some pretty glaring problems in the game but also introducing even more bugs into the equation.
Keep in mind that DLC development primarily involves art and scripting, whereas the bulk of the bugs are in the engine. It looks better to fix the bugs first, but having the content teams twiddling their thumbs is not very productive.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance Announced
16. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance Announced Dec 2, 2013, 15:40 ViRGE
 
BitWraith wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 15:30:
Orogogus wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 13:08:
Nurgel wrote on Dec 2, 2013, 12:48:
The Dawn of War series doesn't portray them as near as strong as they are in the novels and what not.

To be fair, neither does the tabletop game. Their stat line is about equal to an Ork, and there are a gazillion Orks in the universe.

Technically this is not true. The armor saves space marines get means that a squad of 10 of them can really wreak some havoc on a much larger squad of orks.
If the dice are on your side.
 
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News Comments > PC Battlefield 4 Patch This Week
6. Re: PC Battlefield 4 Patch This Week Dec 1, 2013, 15:08 ViRGE
 
Simon Says wrote on Dec 1, 2013, 14:43:
Still no word on the Mantle patch that was supposed to be out by november?
Out by December. And late December at that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2013, 14:35 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 30, 2013, 13:38:
In the NE, they're still pretty rife. I can't remember a house I lived in or visited that didn't have a radiator system, whether it was the old fashioned tall ones that were typically placed right in front of a window, or the baseboard ones.
It's all about the age of the house. Out here in the West everything except the older of houses - anything built immediately post-WW2 or older - has forced air of some kind. And I'm thankful for it; forced air plus dirt cheap natural gas has been a very good combination.
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Mobilization
1. Re: Black Friday Mobilization Nov 30, 2013, 14:15 ViRGE
 
They show you everything you can do with a Vita except play Vita games...  
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News Comments > Thanksgiving Consolidation
2. Re: Thanksgiving Consolidation Nov 28, 2013, 14:03 ViRGE
 
NeOCidE wrote on Nov 28, 2013, 13:12:
Right on MS!!!!! Gears of War for free!!!!!!
Are you being serious, or is that sarcasm failing to translate through the Internet? Because I'm not sure anyone should be particularly excited about getting a 7 year old game for free.
 
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