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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $38M
33. Re: Star Citizen Passes $38M Feb 6, 2014, 09:01 Mr. Tact
 
Has any kind of timeline been provided on this? The Kickstarter is now 15 months past getting funded. (not saying that's bad, just providing information)  
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News Comments > EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS
41. Re: EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS Feb 4, 2014, 22:30 Mr. Tact
 
bhcompy wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 13:15:
I feel like I'm in another world here. People complaining about a 64 bit requirement,...people complaining about bandwidth requirements
Nice fail. No one complained about a 64 bit requirement. I simply asked if they would hold their ground because I suspected a good portion of their customer base wasn't using a 64 bit OS. Additionally, I said it was reasonable, but didn't know if their customers would agree. And the discussion continued from there.

As for the bandwidth requirement, it depends on what the actual usage is. In a world of bandwidth caps, if it really does regularly need an active 3Mb connection, that's probably problematic.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack on Leaving id
11. Re: John Carmack on Leaving id Feb 4, 2014, 20:54 Mr. Tact
 
I'm guessing John Carmack doesn't think it was wasted time or money. I sure wish I had the cash to indulge my more expensive interests.  
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News Comments > Take Two Financials - GTA5 Sells > 32M
38. Re: Take Two Financials - GTA5 Sells > 32M Feb 4, 2014, 18:30 Mr. Tact
 
Apparently the numbers were not good enough, the stock gapped down today, down over 9% today.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released
11. Re: Gone Gold - Thief; New Trailer Released Feb 4, 2014, 10:23 Mr. Tact
 
They removed jumping? WTH?  
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News Comments > EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS
10. Re: EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS Feb 4, 2014, 10:21 Mr. Tact
 
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 10:07:
I mean, even if you have the machine to run this game well, it still has a 10Mbps 'minimum' requirement tagged on
Holy cow! What the hell are the doing that requires that much bandwidth?
 
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News Comments > EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS
5. Re: EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS Feb 4, 2014, 10:06 Mr. Tact
 
vacs wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 10:00:
You do know that there is a 64-bit version XP Pro available? So XP users can still play this game when it comes out
I did know that, but I have no idea if they represent 1, 5, 10, or 50% of the installed XP base. If I had to guess, I'd guess under 10%.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 4, 2014, 09:44 Mr. Tact
 
YES!

 
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News Comments > EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS
2. Re: EverQuest Next Requires 64-bit OS Feb 4, 2014, 09:27 Mr. Tact
 
It will be interesting to see if they hold their ground on this. I'm pretty sure there is a fairly large installed base of XP still. It's a reasonable thing to do, just not sure their customers are reasonable.  
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News Comments > Take Two Financials - GTA5 Sells > 32M
28. Re: Take Two Financials - GTA5 Sells > $32M Feb 4, 2014, 08:04 Mr. Tact
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 19:39:
Knew I should have bought TT stock last Jan, just not the gambler type.

Well, yes, TTWO is up 71% since 4 Jan 2013. So even in a hot year for the market they kicked ass. However, you are still down 25% if you bought it in 2008, as much as 30% down if you bought in 2005.
 
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News Comments > Take Two Financials - GTA5 Sells > 32M
26. Re: Take Two Financials - GTA5 Sells > 32M Feb 4, 2014, 07:31 Mr. Tact
 
ViRGE wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 06:51:
Mind you, 2013 was sort of a down year for movies. Only one movie grossed more than a billion dollars.
Uh, only 17 ever have. http://www.the-numbers.com/movie/records/
 
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News Comments > Take Two Financials - GTA5 Sells > 32M
1. Re: Take Two Financials - GTA5 Sells > $32M Feb 3, 2014, 17:37 Mr. Tact
 
Wow, I knew it was selling well -- but 32 million copies?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2014, 14:25 Mr. Tact
 
Desalus wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 14:12:
We all know that hard drugs are bad, addiction is bad, and overdosing is bad, so there's no cautionary tale that we have not already learned a long time ago.
A lesson which, apparently, Mr. Hoffman hadn't learned.
 
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Passes 14M Sales
41. Re: PC Minecraft Passes 14M Sales Feb 3, 2014, 13:22 Mr. Tact
 
How far away are we from having a generation of kids who have tablets, but not PCs? Do we have one already?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2014, 13:18 Mr. Tact
 
Addiction sucks without a doubt. However in the end, especially when you have means as he did, it comes down to will power and wanting to change. This isn't a 20 year old kid who doesn't really understand "life". It's a grown man who I'm assuming knew he had a problem, since he had been to rehab.

He failed himself, he failed his wife and children. Is it sad? Sure. Do his "contributions" lessen his failure? Not in my eyes. They are separate and not to be considered in combination.

My deepest sympathies for his wife, children, other family and friends.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2014, 12:31 Mr. Tact
 
harlock wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 12:26:
simple fact is you have no clue ... but yeh, why not get on the high horse of ethical superiority? it feels soooo good dont it? mmmmm, superiority - everybody loves it!
Pot meet kettle? I assume you are being sarcastic. Frankly, I am superior to him. Superior in my ability to not get addiction to illegal substances. If that makes me a dick, so be it.

 
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Passes 14M Sales
37. Re: PC Minecraft Passes 14M Sales Feb 3, 2014, 11:11 Mr. Tact
 
I've only ever played Vanilla. I did do a couple of custom "collect the wool" maps, but they were Vanilla too. This isn't a slight against mods, I think some of them look pretty damn cool. But I like the original enough.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2014, 11:06 Mr. Tact
 
I'll go out on a limb and assume his death hurt his children, ages 10, 8 and 6.

Edit: Got busy and nin beat me to it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 3, 2014, 10:38 Mr. Tact
 
Wow, Philip Seymour Hoffman was only 46? I had assume he was in his late 50s at least. Apparently his May rehab didn't take... I wonder if he was just an idiot who "liked drugs" or was having a "tough time" and drugs was his escape. *shrug* Oh well...  
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Passes 14M Sales
34. Re: PC Minecraft Passes 14M Sales Feb 3, 2014, 07:35 Mr. Tact
 
Orogogus wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 03:07:
I think it's kind of weird that the PC version has been outsold by mobile platforms, and is doing so well on the 360. I'd have thought it would have been a lot more PC-centric, and it never really occurred to me that it would be fun on a phone or tablet.
I have a friend's kid who plays a lot. Whenever he's taken anywhere he is playing on the tablet. I suspect many of the people buying on platforms other than PC, also have it on the PC.
 
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