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Real Name Jonah Dreyer   
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Description IT Professional
Intel Core i5 @3.6 GHz
Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 2GB
8 GB PC2100 RAM
Windows 7
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Signed On Oct 9, 2004, 08:44
Total Comments 10075 (Ninja)
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pros Banned
13. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pros Banned Nov 22, 2014, 18:19 jdreyer
 
Just make all tournament machines remote VMs. Then you control the hardware and software and the only advantage is ping. Like the old days.  
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News Comments > Game Cancellation Causes Double Fine Layoffs
5. Re: Game Cancellation Causes Double Fine Layoffs Nov 22, 2014, 17:20 jdreyer
 
mag wrote on Nov 22, 2014, 14:39:
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 22, 2014, 14:37:
Proof that publishers were correct dumping double fine. They are don't have their shit together.

How does a publisher backing out of a project prove that? Games get canned all the time.
I think it's the totality of all the screw ups that give that impression.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 22, 2014, 01:32 jdreyer
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 21:32:
It's a one day demo sort of like a little trial you would see on Steam. It's shittier because Microsoft tends to do everything shittier unless dragged kicking and screaming. The game is doing poorly because its creative on a platform with demographics that mostly just want bro FPS games and racers. Being exclusive to the Xbox One probably isn't helping either.

Oh, derp. I get it now. Thanks Redmask. It's free for a day. Like a Steam free weekend. Somehow I read it as they're giving away the game free this Saturday, like to keep forever.
 
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
22. Re: Alienware's Nov 21, 2014, 22:41 jdreyer
 
@ John & Cutter. Go read the article I posted. For an off the shelf unit, it's not that bad for $549. Runs most modern games at 60FPS.

I could certainly make something better myself for the same amount of money, but it's not a total rip-off either.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Pre-purchases
7. Re: Project CARS Pre-purchases Nov 21, 2014, 21:06 jdreyer
 
Pre-purchase Project CARS today and get 3 amazing limited-run custom machines

Limited because... well, you can only copy digital assets just so fast before the server pegs.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Pre-purchases
6. Re: Project CARS Pre-purchases Nov 21, 2014, 21:05 jdreyer
 
KTR wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 20:57:
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 18:25:
Lost me at "Multiplayer"

SP career mode???

I believe they are mutually exclusive. The sentence is worded weirdly where it sounds like dynamic career mode and multiplayer is one of the same, but I seriously doubt this is the case.

Steam page shows it has single player.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 21, 2014, 20:58 jdreyer
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 20:00:
It's doing very poorly in sales, they're trying to flog some life into it.

So they give it away, free? I wonder how that's going to work out for them. It's not like this is a solely multiplayer game where giving it a good user base will increase sales. I'm not really seeing the end game here.

As for sales, it's getting good reviews and word of mouth. Wonder why sales are poor? Maybe bc it's exclusive to xb1?

 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Nov 21, 2014, 20:45 jdreyer
 
BL PreSequel $40 on lightning deal for the next 30m  
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News Comments > On Assassin's Creed Unity Microtransactions
11. Re: On Assassin's Creed Unity Microtransactions Nov 21, 2014, 20:35 jdreyer
 
Icewind wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 19:38:
Task wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 19:36:
Hahaha, still convinced that this is Era is like gaming crash of the 80s, in the form of predatory micro-transactions and terrible F2P games.

Pretty soon we'll be playing single-player games where you have to insert coins to play the rest of the story.

As a 38 year old who lived through the 1983 crash thanks to Coleco, ADAM and tiger handhelds: No. No it isn't.

The difference? 90% of gamers out there willingly lap up the DLC crap without question. For every moral high-grounder like us that decries it, there are a few dozen others that click the "add to cart" button.

I largely agree. The industry was much more nascent and unstable back then. Today it's established multibillion dollar industry that is displacing traditional forms of entertainment like movies and music. Whatever happens, it's not going to crash out. You should be more worried about movies and music since the internet is massively undermining their business models and they haven't quite yet figured it all out yet.

Also, dude, you were like 7 or 8 in 1983. You remember all that?
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered
8. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered Nov 21, 2014, 19:10 jdreyer
 
Well, at least they can be taught. Somewhat.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 21, 2014, 19:08 jdreyer
 
Sunset Overdrive Free for Xbox Live Gold Members this Saturday.

Huh? Didn't that just come out?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2014, 19:07 jdreyer
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 19:01:
Phasenoise wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 18:58:
The EU needs to be broken up, and people living there should be presented with a Select Country screen.

Make them choose a country Civilization style, I want leader bios and voiceovers, bonus units and shit.

Just so long as we turn nuclear weapons off.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 21, 2014, 19:07 jdreyer
 
At least Tom Wheeler is saying the right things:

"We are going to be sued," he said in a Q&A after the FCC's monthly meeting. "That's the history. Every time in this whole discussion anytime the commission has moved to do something, one of the big dogs has gone to sue... We don’t want to ignore history. We want to come out with good rules that accomplish what we need to accomplish, an open Internet, no blocking, no throttling, no fast lanes, no discrimination, and we want those rules to be in place after a court decision. So we want to be sure we’re thoughtful in the way in which we structure them and we're thoughtful in the way we present what will ultimately be presented to a court."
 
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
9. Re: Alienware's Nov 21, 2014, 19:02 jdreyer
 
What were they thinking with that name: "Alpha?" That implies unfinished and unpolished. These are PC gamers were talking about here.

That being said, Forbes has an impression of the $549 model.
The entry-level Alienware Alpha costs $549, and includes a 500GB hard drive, 4GB of memory, an Intel INTC -0.97% Core i3 CPU, built-in wireless connectivity, and a modified Nvidia GTX 860M graphics card with 2GB of VRAM.
It sounds like they're doing a lot of things right with this. Here are some 1080P benchmarks:

Batman: Arkham Origins
FXAA High, All DirectX 11 Features Enabled, PhysX Normal = Average 65fps

Metro: Last Light Redux
Medium Quality, 4xAF, Tessellation Off = Average 58fps

BioShock Infinite
Very High Quality = Average 55fps

GRID Autosport
High Quality, 4xMSAA = Average 75fps

Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition
Medium Quality, Normal Anti-aliasing = Average 66fps

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2014, 16:14 jdreyer
 
Happy birthday to me, as it was some insane number of years ago on this date that I entered the world as a bundle of joy, only to continue spreading joy fragging noobs daily ever since.

Fixed that for you.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
14. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 21, 2014, 16:11 jdreyer
 
Great article/interview about Alexy Pajitnov, especially if you grew up in the 80s.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
13. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 21, 2014, 16:11 jdreyer
 
Verno wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 15:59:
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 13:46:
I'd just like to see the zones transition into each other organically like they do in WoW.

WoW doesn't look like this though. It would be cool but its not technically feasible yet in any engine I've seen save for maybe The Witcher 3 but I guess we'll see.

That's a, um, big sword. Compensating for something?
 
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News Comments > WoW 10th Anniversary Celebrations
11. Re: WoW 10th Anniversary Celebrations Nov 21, 2014, 13:44 jdreyer
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 12:37:
What is the profile of typical MMO player? Besides exercising and leisurely reading books (I suppose it's a question of priority), I can rarely find more than 20 to 30 minutes of free time to play a video game.

Most of the people I know who do it are single (or have very understanding spouses). I quit Asheron's Call well more than a decade ago, before I got married. Played some Eve Online casually while married, but that's actually a game you can solo an hour at a time if you want.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
154. Re: Open Elite? Nov 21, 2014, 13:00 jdreyer
 
TheVocalMinority wrote on Nov 21, 2014, 07:09:
Came across this the other day, haven't played so don't know if it is any good but may scratch and itch for those who want to play an Elite type game offline:
http://www.oolite.org/

Ditto for this game: Pioneer.

Here's a video review.

Game blurb:

Pioneer is a space adventure game set in our galaxy at the turn of the 31st century.

The game is open-ended, and you are free to eke out whatever kind of space-faring existence you can think of. Look for fame or fortune by exploring the millions of star systems. Turn to a life of crime as a pirate, smuggler or bounty hunter. Forge and break alliances with the various factions fighting for power, freedom or self-determination. The universe is whatever you make of it.

Pioneer is under constant development and has a friendly community of players, modders and developers around it. We release a new version almost every day. We'd love for you to try it and make part of the galaxy your own!
 
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News Comments > WoW 10th Anniversary Celebrations
7. Re: WoW 10th Anniversary Celebrations Nov 21, 2014, 12:36 jdreyer
 
I can't believe that it jumped back up over 10M subscribers. Boggles the mind. I bet Blizzard didn't even imagine that.

Here are a few classic entertaining WoW vids for folks.

The Ballad of the Noob.

The Internet is for Porn.
 
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