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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Crytek Sites Breached
22. Re: Crytek Sites Breached Aug 4, 2013, 10:37 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 4, 2013, 04:40:
Having my own mail server and dmain is one of these things I have planned to do.. but never got around to. In the end it's all insecure given the spying done...
Well yeah, unless you encrypt everything, which is a massive pain.
But the idea is to stop normal hackers, not government ones
 
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News Comments > Crytek Sites Breached
17. Re: Crytek Sites Breached Aug 3, 2013, 20:48 Dev
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 20:18:
I rely on the fact that I'm one in a billion and that I have very little to steal.
If its one of those chinese or russian hackers, they don't care. Even a little is a lot to some of them. In addition, when hundreds or thousands of accounts stolen, they only care about the totals, not any individual amount.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Funding at $15MM
19. Re: Star Citizen Funding at $15MM Aug 3, 2013, 19:38 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 16:57:
Dev wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 15:20:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 11:02:
Dev wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 04:28:
Lemme guess, in this pay 2 win model, the escort carrier will be $300, and the battlecruiser when unlocked will be $400?

Everything will be buyable with ingame money.
Yes I know. That doesn't stop it from being p2w.

It does when at release you can't buy stuff with money anymore... given that you can run your own servers and play offline I don't see how it could be pay 2 win.. but I guess there is always the danger they'll go greedy on us ;/
Do you REALLY think they will stop selling the stuff for money on release day? Never going to happen.
At most, they would restrict it to special sale days to build up the demand before they sell it for a short time multiple times a year (kinda like they are doing now when they keep doing special sales of stuff).
 
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News Comments > Crytek Sites Breached
14. Re: Crytek Sites Breached Aug 3, 2013, 19:14 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 18:43:
Dev wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 17:35:
I use unique emails and unique passwords at all sites I sign up for

Wha... how does that even work? I am signed up on like 200 sites.. how do you manage that mess? With email you would need new passwords for each new email addy... sounds like a huge hassle..
I mentioned a bit of it in the previous post.

The idea is that you have ONE email account with ONE password. No need to remember passwords. And OMG it would be a pain to setup a new email account for every one, so no. Just 1 real email.
Then there's a domain that forwards your email. So you gave out an email like bestbuy@forwardingemailthingy.com and give out one like bluesnews@forwardingemailthingy.com
Lets say your real email is RealEraseraccount@gmail.com
Then that domain forwards all those emails to your real email box, such as the gmail I mentioned above. If best buy sells your email, you block that one off from ever getting to your email anymore, but the bluesnews one would still go through. They never know your real email address. Any emails you need to send that are "from" that unique email, you can sent them through the forwarding email which can also scrub the headers that it was originally from so they still won't know your real email even if they look at the headers.

You can easily setup something like this with your own domain and simple email box (I wonder if a raspberry pi $25 computer would work for something like that), or you can use one of the free services that does something like this.
More info here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disposable_email_address
There's a few of the sites that do this free linked there, with varying features.
Although it refers to them as disposable, I consider it more like disable-able. As in I use mine for as long as I want, then if one gets leaked, I disable it.
Disposable would be like that 10 minute email option I linked below, which I don't use, but some people prefer.

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News Comments > Crytek Sites Breached
11. Re: Crytek Sites Breached Aug 3, 2013, 17:35 Dev
 
I use unique emails and unique passwords at all sites I sign up for. That way if something is breached its only the one site. The unique emails also lets me determine if someone sells or leaks their email list, and I can block off those emails that have leaked. The emails are from a free email forwarder that all get forwarded to my real email, there's a few of these kinda things.
I don't use this one since I dont like the time limit but here's an example of a disable email, if you are signing up for something that you don't care if you ever get any more email from them beyond the activation one:
http://10minutemail.com/

For the passwords, if you aren't using the same password anywhere (do this at your peril since this means you are at the mercy of the LEAST secure site you've ever signed up for which is often a forum, if someone can pair your one password with your one email they can often get into things like your bank or paypal), you are likely using a password program to store them. Thats what I do. Storing them in a plain text file isn't very secure.
There's a free open source password program called http://keepass.info
There's mobile versions and a chrome extension to integrate into the browser, etc.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Funding at $15MM
16. Re: Star Citizen Funding at $15MM Aug 3, 2013, 15:20 Dev
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 11:02:
Dev wrote on Aug 3, 2013, 04:28:
Lemme guess, in this pay 2 win model, the escort carrier will be $300, and the battlecruiser when unlocked will be $400?

Everything will be buyable with ingame money.
Yes I know. That doesn't stop it from being p2w.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Funding at $15MM
14. Re: Star Citizen Funding at $15MM Aug 3, 2013, 04:28 Dev
 
Lemme guess, in this pay 2 win model, the escort carrier will be $300, and the battlecruiser when unlocked will be $400?  
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News Comments > Titan "Unlikely" to be Subscription-Based
18. Re: Titan Aug 3, 2013, 04:24 Dev
 
I'll believe it when I see it. I bet they will offer subscriptions for it, even if its an optional thing.

JohnBirshire wrote on Aug 2, 2013, 15:27:
The only people coming out ahead in FTP games are casuals who play for free, aka freeloaders. Average or hardcore players who don't want to be restricted on content end up paying more than a normal monthly fee on average, to make up the difference. Sure, FTP is great...if you're a casual noob who just wants to check the game out, play occasionally, etc. However, the players that actually keep the game afloat are getting screwed. I predict the FTP trend actually reverses itself in the next decade as more and more people catch on to this fad.
And has the move towards ever more DLC (where people pay 2 or 3 times what the original game cost, for silly things, many of which isn't even additional content) reversed itself yet? I think it will take significantly more than a decade for a move away from FTP to happen.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Aug 2, 2013, 01:03 Dev
 
The real gem in this bundle is that for less than $4 you can get all three King's Bounty games. Those are quite fun.  
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite DLC Today & Rapture DLC Planned
41. Re: BioShock Infinite DLC Today & Rapture DLC Planned Jul 31, 2013, 09:41 Dev
 
nin wrote on Jul 31, 2013, 09:09:
And I'll add this part for everyone to read, you need to watch till after the end credits finish. There's a little bit more to the game that you missed if not..

Yeah, that's kind of a critical part...

Thanks. Also thanks for using spoiler tags everyone. I haven't finished it yet
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite DLC Today & Rapture DLC Planned
27. Re: BioShock Infinite DLC Today & Rapture DLC Planned Jul 30, 2013, 17:27 Dev
 
About time, I was starting to be concerned that my season pass wasn't going to get me anything at all.
Kitkoan wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 16:53:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 14:37:
As crappy as this DLC might seem, just remember... It's better than multiplayer map packs! (BioShock 2)

Will it be already on the disc though?
Its downloading 5 gigs right now for me on steam, so I'd say no.

Plus, why would they have waited so long to put it out and start cashing in on the DLC money if it was done and on the disk?

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News Comments > Fez II Cancelled
42. Re: Fez II Cancelled Jul 28, 2013, 21:41 Dev
 
Smellfinger wrote on Jul 28, 2013, 19:51:
This industry was much healthier when there was a thick wall of separation between the creators and the consumers.
I don't think so. The crowdfunding, the rise of the indie games, the popularity of digital distribution for PC titles, all of it is good things for the PC gaming industry.

If putting up with a few douchebags is one of the main negatives of the health of the industry, that certainly doesn't make it unique
 
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News Comments > Fez II Cancelled
13. Re: Fez II Cancelled Jul 28, 2013, 16:35 Dev
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jul 28, 2013, 16:28:
This sucks, I really liked Fez alot, and the cancellation of the sequel is a huge bummer. Hopefully he will sell the rights or something.
When a person like this leaves in a huff in this fashion, he's not about to sell the rights. Usually its done in a kinda "I can't take this anymore, you drove me to this and you guys can't have this so now, see what you did, and feel bad about what you are missing out on"
Selling the rights would be looked on by such a person as letting the "intarweb" win.

So its not going to happen, not unless someone offers a crapton of money, and I don't think it made that much.

Edit: Or of course if the original guy apologized, and begged for forgiveness, and a bunch of the critics of the "kill yourself" quote abased themselves and apologized and begged for the game back.
That's basically what this kinda person is looking for to happen.

Note: This is all opinion, I don't know any of the parties involved, and mostly generalizing based on things I've seen before. Also, more specifically, the things I've seen about this guy don't motivate my opinions to be nice.

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
16. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 27, 2013, 22:11 Dev
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 20:05:
How would they push this update? Is the CPU actually programmable to this extent? Would microsoft have to do this through windows?
The article author is ignorant on that.

Usually something like this just gets updated on the next revision of the CPU. Its not usually updated software wise. So get the Haswell CPU now and it should overclock fine on non z87 mobos for as long as you own it.

(note that the BIOS updates that mention microcode are to SUPPORT those versions of the microcode, not to actually update it themselves).
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Preorders
12. Re: Space Hulk Preorders Jul 27, 2013, 22:07 Dev
 
Orogogus wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 21:40:
A train wreck? I like cooperative play a lot a lot, but in a turn-based strategy game it's pretty minor to me. I really can't imagine it being a dealbreaker for a lot of people.
See below
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
7. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 27, 2013, 18:56 Dev
 
wtf_man wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 18:08:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 17:52:
I didn't know overclocking was even that big of a deal anymore. I can't remember the last time a game maxed out anything on my computer.

This.

I had an overclocked Core 2 Duo E8600 and an overclocked 8800GTX (both liquid cooled) up until January of this year. Now, I have a stock clocked Core I5 3570k, and a stock clocked GTX680 (both air cooled). So far, I haven't come across anything it can't play at max settings @ 1920x1080.
Because
a) Modern CPU's are way overpowered for most things people do including the majority of games.
b) Most games are more GPU bound, not CPU.
c) Big graphics games are often ported games, and ported console games since they are programmed for the lowest common denominator (and yes I know they often have some PC extras but those extras often aren't terribly demanding), often don't max things out anyway.

A $500 rig nowadays can run the vast majority of games at 1080p.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Preorders
5. Re: Space Hulk Preorders Jul 27, 2013, 18:50 Dev
 
Ghakis wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 17:19:
From Gamasutra on July 23:

Full Control will also be discussing plans for co-op player mode as well as the upcoming Level Editor at Gamescom. These features will be added to the game in a future patch.

Here's the link

I have no idea about this particular company, but I become cautious about a game when it promises to add features after release. Oftentimes the company has to move most of the team on to another game by that time.
Quick recent example, duke 3d re-release. It promised steamworks multiplayer in a patch. That would be awesome, to play that again with some of my old friends. But its still not been released yet.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 27, 2013, 14:49 Dev
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 13:16:
If I were to get a Haswell, I'd get a Z87 chipset anyways, but still that really sucks. That's what happens when you have no competition in the marketplace.
Intel has been pulling that kinda thing for a long time, AMD has too. Even when AMD beat intel to the 1ghz launch and they were a good competitor then, both of them were still pulling this crap.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
20. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 27, 2013, 14:23 Dev
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 11:46:
That said it is still a huge bump in ram for the consoles overall, it looks like just having 8 gigs on a pc will cover console port needs.
Actually sounds like 4gb would
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
15. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 27, 2013, 11:42 Dev
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 11:23:
Dev wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 01:41:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jul 26, 2013, 23:06:
Really guys? 3.5GB, and here your modern PC OS takes under 1.7GB on average with a normal installation.
Since when? Try 10 times that for most modern windows installs.

Go home, Dev. You're drunk.

Seriously, though, I'm guessing you misread the comment that you responded to. My Win8 install is taking 1.8GB right now. If it required 17GB then my computer wouldn't even boot.
I was thinking hdd, not RAM. Even though the headline says RAM. Probably because 3.5gb sounds high for OS ram usage.
Although in my defense, the comment I quoted doesn't mention, and talks about "installation"
 
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