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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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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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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: Finally! Feb 3, 2014, 07:33 Mr. Tact
 
WarPig wrote on Feb 2, 2014, 23:01:
I'm old enough that I had a favorite team before the Seahawks even existed. I liked the Vikings because Tarkington was so fun to watch and watched them lose three Superbowls. We got the Seahawks in 1976 and I've watched pretty much every game since then and a good deal of it was really ugly.

It was all worth it!

BEST
GAME
EVAR
!!!!

You picked against them in the BTI league? (Thanks!)

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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jan 28, 2014, 21:32 Mr. Tact
 
On the one hand, I kinda wish I'd been playing Eve Online for the last 10 years and could have be in the thick of this fight. On the other hand, I'm so glad I haven't been.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2014, 15:52 Mr. Tact
 
Never heard of Banshee prior to this, looks interesting. I'll put it on the list for when it gets to season four or so...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2014, 20:48 Mr. Tact
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 25, 2014, 14:34:
NK story is a joke, other stories on the site include "Church picks JK Rowling to write new version of the Bible" and "Economics being renamed Having A Guess".
Which is really unfortunate, because it's just about crazy enough to be true.
 
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News Comments > SOE Closing Four MMOGs
20. Re: SOE Closing Four MMOGs Jan 25, 2014, 07:31 Mr. Tact
 
I remember there being a fair amount of hype behind Vanguard. I never tried it, but from what I read it seemed pretty average at best.  
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