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Nickname CJ_Parker
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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Closed Beta Access
6. Re: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Closed Beta Access Sep 24, 2015, 04:48 CJ_Parker
 
nvm  
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
17. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 23, 2015, 13:15 CJ_Parker
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 13:10:
Julio wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 11:03:
Microsoft is taking everything they can out of Windows 7 to try to force that steaming pile of shit Windows 10 upon us.
Ummm... Windows 10 already had this taken out at launch.

The correct logical conclusion you should have made is that by dumbing down Windows 7/8 it is being made even more similar to Windows 10 so that people will be more inclined to make the switch if there is barely any difference between the OSs anyway. You misundahstoodz!
 
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
14. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 23, 2015, 13:12 CJ_Parker
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 11:13:
Unless the Origin version of the first Mass Effect has removed SafeDisc, anybody wanting to play that are going to be fucked.

Dude. As the name SafeDISC implies this is only disc-based protection. Digital copies of games are not affected. And, yes, I'm aware that if you download some Origin games that they come with a secdrv.sys or other files hinting at DRM but you can rest assured that the DRM is disabled. It's just sloppy work by EA to not clean up the downloads.
As a matter of fact the current "On The House" free game which is Red Alert 2 also used to be SafeDisc protected but the Origin version comes with a cracked warez EXE (by Razor1911).
 
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
6. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 23, 2015, 10:32 CJ_Parker
 
Yeah really dumb of Microsoft to just disable it like that. The very least they should have done is offer no-CD/DVD "cracks" for their own games which also use the protection. The only "support" they have given people so far is "Well, suck it up and buy the digital version, kthx".

You know... like those awesome digital versions of Freelancer or Starlancer that do not even fucking exist because those lazy anti-PC fucks at Microshit can not be bothered to cooperate with GOG for a (re-)release.

If they can't be arsed about their own games it would have been cool if they would have contacted other publishers who used Safedisc to give them the opportunity to release Safedisc-free executables of their games. Probably would have resulted in the same zero effort as Microsoft themselves put in but who knows... other publishers never even got a chance but will witness an increase in support tickets on older games no longer working now.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
63. Re: Op Ed Sep 23, 2015, 09:06 CJ_Parker
 
As a long term (day one) follower of the project this employee letter 100% reflects my own impressions on how things work inside CIG. Anyone who is genuinely interested can easily get tons of insight from all the shows... I mean just check their YT channel and watch the weekly shows.
This letter is a confirmation of exactly what I figured was going on behind the scenes.

It should be clear as day to any follower (when they put off their cultist glasses) that the project is being mismanaged and that Christ Roberts consists of hot air for the most part.
Any old retard can hit the pipe and dream up an epic high "fidelity" space game with a never-been-done-before "vision" but making it happen within the confines of budget, time and available technology is the real challenge.

It's a real shame. So much potential all going to waste...
 
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News Comments > Red Baron Revival Update
3. Re: Red Baron Revival Update Sep 22, 2015, 11:53 CJ_Parker
 
Loved the sims back in the day mostly as tech demos for spectacular 3D gaming (3Dfx FTW) but the gameplay was so-so. Those WW1 planes are simply underpowered and it ain't all that much fun when you're able to only climb at 3ft per minute.

Sure, it all has a kind of interesting tactical layer because altitude is a precious resource worth preserving but at the end of the day there was more tedium than fun, especially if you went all out realistic and removed the enemy markers. It was extra tedious when you found out that the plane you dived after was a friend and not a foe (with pre-Y2K gfx it was nigh impossible to tell the difference at distances more than 100ft).

I'd much rather like to see a remake of Pacific Strike including a story-driven campaign or something like European Air War. WW2 dogfights are tons more fun than the stalling air battles of WW1.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Enhanced Edition on GOG.com
5. Re: System Shock Enhanced Edition on GOG.com Sep 22, 2015, 11:41 CJ_Parker
 
Task wrote on Sep 22, 2015, 11:33:
Niiiice. The GOG delivers yet again.

Any day now I'm hoping to see the GOG, Lord and Savior, announce MW2,3,4 Enhanced. Make it so!

It might happen with MW2 and 3 because they were published by Activision (right?) but it won't ever happen for MW4 because Microshit just don't give a fuck.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 20, 2015, 15:32 CJ_Parker
 
Shadow of Mordor is still way too expensive, man. WTF are people doing buying it at that shitty sale price? Sub $10 or GTFO.  
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News Comments > Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon Announced
4. Re: Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon Announced Sep 20, 2015, 11:56 CJ_Parker
 
There is nothing quite like Microsoft making slooooooowww love to PC gamers. Awesome.  
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News Comments > Age of Decadence Next Month
4. Re: Age of Decadence Next Month Sep 19, 2015, 18:02 CJ_Parker
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 19, 2015, 17:02:
This thing still exists? They started development of it over a decade ago. It was really awful. Doesn't look any better now.

+1

It also doesn't help that the creator is one of the most elitist and pretentious RPGCodex douchebags of all time. In fact the whole game was conceived by his pretentious elitism, like "I'm so awesome and all RPGs suck so I'm gonna show the world how it's done".
Well, and.... this is the result. What can I say? Thanks for the laugh, I guess.

In the meantime crowdfunding has zapped by Age of Decadence at the speed of light and the traditional RPG has long had its resurgence. Age of Decadence is a poor, sad joke compared to D:OS, PoE, Wasteland 2 et al.
But yeah he really showed the world how it's done with all of the 13K preorders (as of May 2015)!

LULZ
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Beta Open to All
20. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Beta Open to All Sep 18, 2015, 18:33 CJ_Parker
 
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 18:02:
ldonyo wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 13:58:
I'm surprised they aren't requiring a pre-order to access the beta. Maybe they're going to try stress-testing the servers before launch this time...

I wonder if they are purposely making this open to all because of all the negative pub this game has received over the last few months? I know they lost my pre-order in total whenever I saw the lack of features.. (not that I pre-order t all)

Definitely. This is mostly a marketing vehicle and only a load test second. They are going to try to get as many preorders as possible by doing this open beta and then the DLC bomb is gonna strike post-release when you will find out that all the best stuff is behind a pay wall.
That won't stop the console kiddies and the mouthbreathers from buying $60 premium passes, of course.

*shrug*

If people really want to support this business model then more power to them but please spare us the whining how the industry is going down the shitter. Anyone buying this piece of shit game is part of the problem.
 
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News Comments > DCS Mirage M-2000C Preorders
4. Re: DCS Mirage M-2000C Preorders Sep 18, 2015, 18:27 CJ_Parker
 
bigspender wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 17:58:
woah! That is a super nice cockpit.

Being a french plane, which pylons can I attach cheese to? It sounds like an ineffective weapon, but the enough cheese dropped onto the enemy and they will get type 2 diabetes and dementia.....:P

I have it on good authority that this plane will ship with a super-secret frog bomb as a way more lethal alternative to the cheese bomb Wink .
 
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 Free on Origin
23. Re: Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 Free on Origin Sep 16, 2015, 18:34 CJ_Parker
 
Yep. Ubi did the same a while back and released a warez version of one of their old games. No big deal. Who cares?

The Red Alerts are definitely my fav C&Cs. The nuke was a little over-powered but I never really cared much for multiplayer anyway and just enjoyed the campaign and the occasional skirmish with hours of turtling until I had an army (or actually airforce mostly) that I'd get a slideshow when moving in for the final kill. Good times all around...

Too bad that they can't do a better job of polishing up these old releases. It's nigh unplayable at high resolutions. Would be nice to get support for high resolutions and proper UI scaling. Oh well... it just takes some time getting used to playing at 1024x768 and then once you're into it, it's actually almost as much fun as back in the old days.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 15, 2015, 12:45 CJ_Parker
 
OK, I admit I suck at ASCII pictures  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Not Specced Yet
18. Re: Fallout 4 Not Specced Yet Sep 15, 2015, 12:41 CJ_Parker
 
ItBurn wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 10:25:
Their PC UIs are the WORST in the business though. Impressively bad. It really detracts from the experience.

Insane hyperbole. There are many much shittier ports as far as UI is concerned with no mousewheel support and only two working mouse buttons, and UIs that are laggy, clunky and so on.
Bethesda's UIs usually "only" have scaling issues and are a little too large for high res PC screens but the usability overall is still pretty good.
I'd like them to try harder as much as the next guy but it's definitely by far not "WORST in the business" by any stretch of the imagination.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Not Specced Yet
6. Re: Fallout 4 Not Specced Yet Sep 14, 2015, 21:19 CJ_Parker
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 21:13:
Less than 2 months till Fallout 4!

[x] Achievement Unlocked - Calendar Mastery
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 14, 2015, 19:35 CJ_Parker
 
Dear Microsoft...

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That is all, thank you!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
33. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 14, 2015, 07:08 CJ_Parker
 
El Pit wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 02:13:
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 19:55:
Some of the legacy DLC sometimes goes on sale like the DAO stuff (of which there is also the Ultimate version still on Steam) but the DLC for all of their newer games never goes on sale or you need to buy it with BioWare points which also never go on sale.

This way, even if the base game goes on sale for $9.99, they still make nice money from people who find out *after* their purchase from within the game (you can not see the available DLC for a game on Origin *before* you buy the game) that there is additional content available. So in many cases they'll make $9.99 plus $xx if people buy the DLC.

Right now, some DLC is on sale on Origin (like DA:I DLCs). They're not only on sale, but I can see them although I don't own DA: Inquisition.

What I hate about EA is that they refuse to sell Ultimate or GOTY editions including all the DLCs. And that is why e.g. I haven't bought DA:I. I'm voting with my wallet in these cases.

Yep. I stand partially corrected, thanks. They have apparently changed a few things for the better with the descriptions for newer games in the store like DAI and BF4 etc.
However, if I check out the DAI digital deluxe, for example, I can still only see the Jaws of Hakkon DLC and several free DLCs but no DAI: Descent and no DAI: Spoils of the Qunari so they are not showing all of the DLC that is available.

What I said completely holds true for ME3, ME2 though. If you check the store page for those games there is no way to see what DLC is actually available. You can only see that the digital deluxe version of ME3 comes with *some* (mostly cosmetic) DLC but this is by far not all of the DLC that is available for the game.

Anyway, it's nice to see that they are finally discounting at least some of their DLC. Now it would indeed be great if they would rejoin the rest of the industry with standard business practices and offer a greater variety of bundles like GOTYs, complete/ultimate editions, whatevah...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 13, 2015, 19:55 CJ_Parker
 
Slashman wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 19:30:
I'm really more interested in an Origins vs Steam comparison than in a Battle.net vs Steam comparison.

Did jumping away from Steam really benefit Origin/EA in the long run?

The most likely answer is yes. EA is getting 100% of the revenue from Origin instead of just 70% from Steam. For every single game and for every single DLC. Remember: They have chosen a business model where they no longer do bundles (except BF Premium) but where they keep the games and the DLC strictly separated.

Some of the legacy DLC sometimes goes on sale like the DAO stuff (of which there is also the Ultimate version still on Steam) but the DLC for all of their newer games never goes on sale or you need to buy it with BioWare points which also never go on sale.

This way, even if the base game goes on sale for $9.99, they still make nice money from people who find out *after* their purchase from within the game (you can not see the available DLC for a game on Origin *before* you buy the game) that there is additional content available. So in many cases they'll make $9.99 plus $xx if people buy the DLC.

In the end EA is the kind of publisher who is really only interested in the bottom line and this seems to work for them or they would probably change their business model and be back on Steam already. I mean it's not an ideological thing for them. It's just a different business model they are pursuing.
Also, their PC by platform sales numbers correspond with "industry standards" if you compare it to Ubi or Take2 (or in fact EA is actually doing pretty well in comparison on the PC side) so there really is no reason to believe they are missing out by not being on Steam.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 13, 2015, 16:57 CJ_Parker
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 16:36:
Techie714 wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 14:13:
I finished Witcher 3 & absolutely LOVED it! I think my only grip with it is the one most people have, it's too damn long! I swear that game just does not end. I finally got to Kaer Morhen castle thinking "Alright, finally at the end"...LOL Nope! you still have a TON of more work ahead.

*Still waiting to play GTA V but the damn price NEVER drops!

Just got a special email from GMG with GTA5 at $44.95. I'm holding out for a lower price since I already own it on the PS4. Sadly I just deleted it before I checked this thread. Hopefully somebody else also got it and can forward you the link. I went through all my accounts and can't find it in the deleted folders.

Why would you need a "special email"? You just go to the GMG website and check the VIP deals. Presto.
 
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