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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > No PC Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
24. Re: No PC Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Nov 24, 2011, 15:57 CJ_Parker
 
the_culture wrote on Nov 24, 2011, 15:22:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33
4GB RAM
Radeon 470 512MB
W7 64-bit

Wots a "Radeon 470"? You mean a 4750, right? As for upgrading you need to replace everything but the main priority should be a decent mobo (Asus P8-something/Asrock equivalent) and a gamer quad core CPU like the i5-2500K which you will then want to overclock to run at 4+GHz. Asus boards ship with automatic overclocking capabilities and tools so as long as you have sufficient air cooling then 4+GHz is very easily achieved.
Next you should definitely upgrade your GPU to something like a GeForce 560/560Ti.
Then while RAM is as dirt cheap as it is nowadays get a nice 8GB kit. Like Corsair Vengeance PC-1600 with 8-8-8-24 timings at 1.5V. Amazing high performance memory with a lifetime warranty and very affordable at the moment.

That ought to be your upgrade path for the next couple of months. ATI and nVidia will be launching their 7xxx/6xx series early next year which is just a few weeks from now so you might maybe even want to wait for ATI's 7850 or nVidia's 660Ti/670 before upgrading your GPU.

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim New LAA Workaround
25. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim New LAA Workaround Nov 22, 2011, 18:17 CJ_Parker
 
What's illegal in most Western countries is the act of circumventing the copy protection. That means that downloading a cracked EXE may be legal. But installing and using it is illegal. That's how it usually goes, although legislation (or rather jurisdiction) might differ from one country to another.

 
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News Comments > 1M CoD Elite Premium Subscribers
20. Re: 1M CoD Elite Premium Subscribers Nov 22, 2011, 16:06 CJ_Parker
 
Haha I love how this proves wrong all the dumbfucks who were declaring this an "epic phail" before it even started.

 
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News Comments > Skyrim Patched, LAA Fix No Longer Works
30. removed Nov 22, 2011, 03:03 CJ_Parker
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Patched, LAA Fix No Longer Works
15. Re: Skyrim Patched, LAA Fix No Longer Works Nov 21, 2011, 23:01 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 21, 2011, 22:50:
Its highly unlikely steam would wrap/change the exe of a game without the game developer/publisher actually requesting it to be so.

No it isn't "highly unlikely". Get a clue before spouting more bullshit. Every executable and every patch needs to be modified by Valve to work with Steam so if Valve fucked up the original TESV.exe for some reason then they would absolutely (maybe even be required to) fix it all by themselves. I don't think that Beth was involved in this patch. Smells 100% like a Valve stunt in this case.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Anno 2070
12. Re: Ships Ahoy - Anno 2070 Nov 18, 2011, 09:49 CJ_Parker
 
Pachter is an idiot. Ubi reveals their sales by platform in their regular financial statements and nowhere is there a 90% decline in PC sales. What a load of bullshit. You don't need to be a self acclaimed expert like Pachter. You just need Google to find out that Pachter is full of shit. Ubi also has at least one very strong PC franchise (the Anno series) so their PC sales are naturally fluctuating quite a bit depending on whether they have an Anno release in a certain quarter or financial year or whatever timeframe it is they are basing their numbers on.

Check here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/12/idUS211323+12-May-2011+HUG20110512

We can see that their PC sales declined in the 12 months period in 2009/2010 from 8% to 4% in 2010/2011. Is that 90%? Yes/no/maybe, Mr. Pachter? Well, and guess when Anno 1404 was released? Right. In 2009. It is much much much more likely that their sales were influenced by the actual product they had on shelves than any other completely negligible factors like what DRM they employed.

Nice try by the pirates of this planet to always pull up this story to support their freeloading cause. It's also funny how Pachter is an idiot to them 99.9% of the time but when this quote of his is concerned he is all of a sudden an expert with inside knowledge.

 
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News Comments > Vivendi Sells Activision Stock
2. Re: Vivendi Sells Activision Stock Nov 15, 2011, 22:22 CJ_Parker
 
Nah they're smart. Even they can see that the pandas are poo.

 
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News Comments > Skyrim Soars
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News Comments > Skyrim Arrives
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News Comments > GOG.com: "Your customers hate DRM"
24. Re: GOG.com: Nov 11, 2011, 21:55 CJ_Parker
 
shponglefan wrote on Nov 11, 2011, 17:24:
So therefore most of their customers are willing to put up with DRM... seems to negate their argument.

I'm 100% sure that if you asked around then you'd find out very quickly that the average gamer Joe does...

a) ... not give a shit if a game uses DRM
b) ... even less of a shit what type of DRM is being used
c) ... not even know or realize that Steam is DRM

I'm also sure that a very sizable portion of average gamer Joes prolly doesn't even know what "DRM" really is or what the acronym even stands for in the first place.

But what Mr. Average Gamer Joe does know very well is where to find and download free games because Mr. Average Gamer Joe has an average income and expensive hobbies like a girlfriend. When given the choice whether to spend $60 on a game or $60 on a dinner with Mrs. Average Gamer Jane then Mr. Average Gamer Joe will save his money by grabbing a warez copy of the games he likes to be able to afford keeping the missus happy.

It would be foolish to believe that people pirate to take a stance or to make a statement. In the vast majority of cases I'm sure that piracy is simply a lifestyle choice. Many people simply choose to play their games for free because free games are so easily and readily available.

I'm finding it outright crazy if I see people (usually the ones who justify and advocate piracy) on this site claiming that piracy does not mean lost sales. You have to be blind, deaf and dumb to seriously believe that shit. Piracy is hurting PC gaming like mad and anyone denying this fact is just adding nails to the coffin Black & Decker style.

 
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News Comments > Steam Forum Downtime Follow-up; Steam Also Breached
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News Comments > Steam Forum Downtime Follow-up; Steam Also Breached
54. Re: Waiting to warn is irresponsible. Nov 10, 2011, 21:40 CJ_Parker
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Nov 10, 2011, 21:29:
Please don't expect such poppycock from Valve. They have shown enough respect for the gamer community in the past to not assume this is the case so blindly, and I for one will give them the benefit of the doubt they deserve here.

Say what? Granted... things have improved a lot and Steam has come a long way but let's not forget the very past you mentioned. And in that regard what do you mean with "respect"? You mean "respect" as in forcing a sluggish, buggy, unstable, unresponsive, plain fucking annoying, intrusive piece of shit client down our collective throats? Yeah. That's some really great 'spect they showed us right there. I'm still in awe. No, really. I am .

 
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News Comments > Krater Announced
1. Re: Krater Announced Nov 4, 2011, 05:34 CJ_Parker
 
This looks like what happens if you allow drunk Swedes to develop a game...

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Improvements
31. Re: Battlefield 3 Improvements Nov 4, 2011, 05:32 CJ_Parker
 
I would like to thank BF3 for helping me remember what a BSOD looks like. This is the first BSOD I have seen on my system in ages so it's quite an accomplishment by DICE to make otherwise 100% rock stable systems crash when playing their fucked up game. Gratz on that one, guys. Keep rockin'...

 
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5 (MechWarrior Online?) in Summer 2012
3. Re: MechWarrior 5 in Summer 2012 Oct 31, 2011, 16:28 CJ_Parker
 
It says "MechWarrior Online" on the pic so is this going to be an MMO or wot?!?

 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Investigating TDR Issues
32. Re: NVIDIA Investigating TDR Issues Oct 31, 2011, 15:37 CJ_Parker
 
Prez wrote on Oct 31, 2011, 14:24:
That makes sense. It's just I've never heard the like before.

SandForce or OCZ, I don't remember, recently did something very similar when they were looking into the BSOD issues of drives based on the SF-2281 controller. They even asked people to send them their entire rig for testing, not just the faulty drive.

 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Leaked?
56. Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Leaked? Oct 30, 2011, 15:40 CJ_Parker
 
Kajetan wrote on Oct 30, 2011, 15:24:
Ubisoft is actually learning this the hard way with their 90% reduction of PC sales after the introduction of Ubi-DRM.

Did you pull that number out of your ass or out of your penis? This is not even remotely true. On a sales by platform basis Ubi's PC sales have fluctuated between something like 9% and 17% in the last year or so, i.e. they are selling ~90% of their games on other platforms than the PC. Going from 17% to 9% from one period to another (which by the way is a 50% decline and not 90%) could very well have to do with what games they had in the pipeline at a certain point in time. If Ubi releases a new Anno game (very popular PC-only franchise in Europe) then their PC sales will spike. If they don't have a new Anno then the PC sales will slump. That simple.

All in all if Ubi DRM even had any effect on their sales then it must have been completely negligible. Since they are selling 90% of their games on other platforms I'm sure they don't really give a fuck either way. Definitely no "hard way learning" involved.

You people need to stop your pipe dreams. Just because a couple dozen people on the Internet are posting to never buy a Ubi game again does not drive Ubi to the edge of bankruptcy. Ubi will survive even if their PC sales hit zero or if they stop making PC games altogether. They don't give two shits about us. Get a perspective or something. Jeez.

 
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News Comments > Electronic Arts 2Q Financials - BF3 Ships 10M
24. Re: Electronic Arts 2Q Financials - BF3 Ships 10M Oct 28, 2011, 10:42 CJ_Parker
 
Verno wrote on Oct 28, 2011, 10:15:
You're referring to the short term and their gains are certainly encouraging but I was referring to a longer term take on their performance.

Yeah right you were. I bet you didn't even know about the stock's performance when you posted. Even if... then you're referring to the dumbasses who do not actively manage their portfolio. Anyone with half a brain is working with stop loss orders to cut their losses so only the dumbest of the dumb would have ended up losing any real amount of money with EA's stock in recent years.
Following simple buy low/sell high tactics with stop loss and buy orders would make you a happy EA shareholder since the stock has very healthy dynamics and just the right degree of volatility to make a quick buck every now and then.

 
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News Comments > Electronic Arts 2Q Financials - BF3 Ships 10M
22. Re: Electronic Arts 2Q Financials - BF3 Ships 10M Oct 28, 2011, 09:44 CJ_Parker
 
Verno wrote on Oct 28, 2011, 09:21:
I wouldn't be a happy EA shareholder myself.

You're pretty spoiled then because the stock has shown a performance of about +30% in the last three months from about $18 in August to $24 today. The one year chart shows an even greater increase because the stock used to be around $15 a year ago. I know a lot of shareholders, especially in this economic climate, who would be quite happy with EA's +60% performance in the past year.
It would only suck to be an EA shareholder if you bought the stock four or five years ago when it was at $50 - $60 but anyone who isn't a complete dumbass and who actively manages their portfolio should be extremely happy with EA's recent performance.

 
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News Comments > Medal of Honor Sequel Hinted?
16. Re: Medal of Honor Sequel Hinted? Oct 24, 2011, 17:23 CJ_Parker
 
ochentay4 wrote on Oct 24, 2011, 17:18:
Ehh what!? Infinity Ward made Call of Duty, not Medal of Honor!!!

Easy now. Ya can't let the facts get in the way of a retard's I-have-no-idea-what-I'm-talking-about-but-phuck-EA speech. Please. Show some respect for the mentally handicapped, will ya?!?

 
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