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Real Name Jeremy Star   
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Description PS4 and PC gamer. Add me to your friends list! Or don't. Also into music (playing and listening), hiking, firearms, movies, and writing/reading.
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Signed On Jun 28, 2005, 16:58
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News Comments > Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines "Pretty Much Dead"
22. Re: Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines Jan 8, 2015, 02:17 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 23:36:
DarkCntry wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 21:58:
RaZ0r! wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 19:28:
I really wouldn't put too much stock in the word of some low rent PC assembler.

I took the plunge last year and purchased an Origin PC (with many discounts) and I haven't been upset at all.

After 25+ years building PCs, there comes a time where you just want to piece together a system and have it work without fiddling, so I bit the bullet. I know it's a cardinal sin to purchase pre-builds, but in this case it was well worth it, and in the end I came out about 600-700 cheaper than if I were to piecemeal my own system together with the same hardware.

You did? How the heck did that happen?

I always think I'm going to have someone else build them, and it's NEVER worth it financially. It's always 300-400 bucks cheaper to get the parts.

That's why I started getting Alienware when I went back to school. I just didn't have time to fix things, and the warranty covered everything. With the bulk discounts they get on hardware, if you wait for a sale you can get a pre-built system with a good warranty for close to what you'd pay to put it together. You just have to know how to get past the level one "support" people in India to get real help. IN my case, I had a faulty mobo fry pretty much everything in my case. NVidia 590, Intel i7 2600K, etc. Covered it all and sent a tech to put it in for me. If I built it dollars to donuts I would have had to pay to replace everything. My laptop fried too, and same deal. Replaced everything. I had a boot issue with my newest desktop and they upgraded my Intel i7 from a 3930K to a 4930K for free.
 
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News Comments > Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines "Pretty Much Dead"
21. Re: Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines Jan 8, 2015, 02:10 Agent.X7
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 19:28:
I really wouldn't put too much stock in the word of some low rent PC assembler.

Yeah, just because you don't know who they are doesn't make them low rent. Origin has been making gaming PCs for a while. You could call them many things, but low rent isn't one of them.
 
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News Comments > Mad Catz Announces $300 PC/Mobile Controller
5. Re: Mad Catz Announces $300 PC/Mobile Controller Jan 6, 2015, 19:01 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 18:22:
That's a lot of money for an xbox controller with a couple of clamps attached to it. I could see this being a thing for $100, but not $300.

Especially considering it's Mad Catz. Their QC is pretty much non-existent.
 
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News Comments > $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced
12. Re: $500 Sound Blaster X7 Limited Edition Announced Jan 6, 2015, 13:19 Agent.X7
 
Do I get one of these free?  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 4, 2015, 14:39 Agent.X7
 
Steelseries has the worst quality control in the industry. I will never give them another dime. They killed the Zboard products when they bought them out.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 3, 2015, 23:44 Agent.X7
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 22:20:
With all of the great video games available, and most for less, I can't believe they are trying to push Evolve for 60!!! What a joke. And what moron at the company thought Dying Light (a Dead Island clone) thought it would be a good idea to come out on GTA5 day!?

Evolve is like a bad mod. I can't believe they think it's worth the same price as GTA V or any other game, really. Limited maps and gameplay. Left 4 Dead and the sequel did well because they WERE NOT 60 FUCKING DOLLARS! I sure wouldn't have purchased them if they were.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 1, 2015, 16:21 Agent.X7
 
dj LiTh wrote on Dec 31, 2014, 20:24:
I really like the monitor, gonna keep an eye out for pricing

$1799 MSRP

Newegg has the current LG IPS model, 34" curved screen at $1292.99, so this isn't going to show up much cheaper than MSRP.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2014, 19:36 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2014, 13:41:
nin wrote on Dec 31, 2014, 13:37:
Bambi says "Hi!"

Charlotte's Web isn't murder, it's imparting the life lesson of "everyone dies, and your time will happen" which is a great thing to throw at small children.


Oh, yeah, Bambi. Damn, that's going way back.

As for dying, my son was three when he realized he was going to die. He cried literally for days off and on. I have no idea where it came from.

Yeah, our bunny died this year and my 4 year old daughter was freaking. She still starts crying randomly 6 months later and calling his name.

Oh no! The Iredell County marshmallows are bad? That's the county just North of us, probably where all of Charlotte gets their marshmallows from.

This comment was edited on Dec 31, 2014, 19:46.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2014, 19:33 Agent.X7
 
nin wrote on Dec 31, 2014, 09:27:
Hope 2015 is better for everyone. 2014 kinda sucked.


Aside from some cool games and me finally getting back to NC, yeah. Suckage. 2015 has to be better.

Well, and Guardians and the final Hobbit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 31, 2014, 15:42 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2014, 13:24:
That curved monitor looks pretty sweet. I'm looking to get a 21:9 monitor. I want IPS, 120 MHz refresh rate, and at least 1440P. Right now, the only one I found is $1000. So gotta wait for prices to come down a lot. Hopefully other companies will jump on the bandwagon.

Yup, that LG monitor is rocking. Unfortunately, AMD tech and $1799 msrp. I mean, my 55" LG LED, passive 3D TV cost a LOT less than that. ANd the AMD tech is sure to snub NVidia cards.

I have a 21:9 Dell Ultrasharp monitor that I love. 29" and 2560x1080. Battlefield 4, GW2, and WoW are native and they rock. The bad is that a lot of games don't support ultrawide resolutions. They say they do, but then the menus are all messed up or off the damn screen, or the HUD is in the center of the screen and not on the sides, etc. Diablo III doesn't support this res, but you can simply play it in a full screen window and it works.

As far as curved screens for gaming: Have you even tried it? One of our local warehouse stores has one set up with a PS4. Awesome.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
11. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 30, 2014, 22:41 Agent.X7
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 19:34:
Still love my Kindle Fire, but I read a lot....so......

Yup. Use a Kindle Paperwhite for reading. Use a Samsung Galaxy Pro 12.2 (Got myself for Christmas) to play Hearthstone, watch Amazon Prime, and look up things online while sitting on the couch watching movies or whatever. I also use it to write as I have a Logitech keyboard/case thing on it. Also, it works as a wireless keyboard for my XBone so I don't have to do the annoying joystick letter find when trying to message someone or put in passwords. I do most of my heavy computing at my desk on my gaming PC. (During which my tablet functions as a second screen to look up WoW bosses or whatever.)

The thing I don't use anymore is my laptop. It's too big and heavy for using on the couch without some type of lap desk, it takes too long to boot just to look up an actor on IMDB (or it's too loud and power hungry to leave on), and it's just all around a big old dust collector right now. Granted it's an 18 inch, SLI'd monster of a gaming laptop, but I also detest my wife's Macbook Air too. (Or whatever it's called.)
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Dec 30, 2014, 21:52 Agent.X7
 
F2P! Whee!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 26, 2014, 14:31 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Dec 26, 2014, 13:19:
At work today. Never seen the place so dead. IT department here is normally 100 people, I think I'm here with two others. There were roughly ten cars in the parking garage (on a normal day easily holds a thousand+)

I have no idea why the company is even open...

Ahhh, yes. My help desk job was the same. Working the day after, or often of, a holiday. As a company that specialized in pharmaceutical automation. For pharmacies. That were always closed weekends and holidays.

This is why my laptop had a blu-ray player. I got a lot of movie watching done on those days. (I begged our lead IT person to unblock WoW, but he declined. )
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2014, 18:11 Agent.X7
 
Merry Christmas everyone...


...except Lizard Squad. You guys can burn in hell for messing up Christmas for all the kids getting consoles today.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2014, 16:30 Agent.X7
 
Yeah, Blue knows how to use WARY! (Just complaining about a news article where the author whines about poor grammar and spelling and then uses the word WEARY to describe being cautious. *facepalm*)  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 15, 2014, 17:14 Agent.X7
 
Killer Kane wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 11:56:
Meh...never liked the critics darlings ("The only band that matters") after their first album. Their faux socialist political bent, their later commercial desires.

Give me The Ramones and The Pistols any day

I saw the Ramones at Lalapalooza one year. I honest to God could not tell any of their songs apart. 1,2,3,4 three chords. 1,2,3,4 second song, same as the first. 1,2,3,4 Oooh, I think I've heard this chorus before. 1,2,3,4 Wait, is the the same song again?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Dec 9, 2014, 00:11 Agent.X7
 
I thought the song sucked. I think the Beatles are overrated, and I agree that it was a cheap publicity stunt to give even more hype to a game that didn't really need it.

A great song that snuck into the end credits of a game was the 30 Seconds to Mars song at the end of Dragon Age: Origins. Thematically perfect, and it was a cool song. This Destiny song is so forced and awful.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Expands
4. Re: Hearthstone Expands Dec 9, 2014, 00:06 Agent.X7
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 22:05:
Christ, how much money to you people spend on these card games? $100s? $1000s?

Christ! I think I've spent...carry the one, add the remainder...NOTHING!

No, that's not true. I think during the beta I did spend like $5 just to get the card reward for helping to test the purchase system, plus whatever the Naxramas expansion cost. ($20?) I only buy cards with in-game gold that I get just for playing the dozen or so times a month I play. I could have paid for Nax with in-game money, but I don't play often enough to earn that much. For the $25 I have spent I have had a shitload of fun. There are some $60 AAA games I can't say that much for.

Also, you get 3 free packs of this expansion's cards just for logging in. Can't beat that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
13. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 8, 2014, 14:10 Agent.X7
 
Creston wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 12:21:
Beamer wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 12:12:
And he's all over the place

He seems to be suffering from multiple personality disorder, if you ask me. "People should not have to provide photo ID to prove who they are if they want to vote (how else can we let people vote multiple times???)" versus "EVERYONE SHOULD SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT PRIVACY! THE GOVERNMENT OWNS YOUR ASS!"

I am not saying I agree with him, just that the "he should never be near a courtroom again!" seems overkill on one issue for a man considered the most influential non-USSC judge of the 20th century.

Yeah, no. Any judge who apparently does not understand the Fourth Amendment has no fucking business being a court room, and needs to be disbarred immediately. IMMEDIATELY.

Agreed. He took an oath to administer justice as per the Constitution. Clearly he is administering justice as he sees fit with a blatant disregard for the Constitution.

Anyone who can't see the value of privacy is free to post their private shit and the Internet will be glad to show you.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Dec 4, 2014, 19:37 Agent.X7
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 18:40:
That looks unbelievably bad. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

One of those rare times Cutter and I agree. Cameron was done after 2, and everything since has been pretty poor. The TV series was the best of the bunch. (Which is why, of course, they cancelled it.)
 
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