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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VII PC Rerelease
11. Re: FINAL FANTASY VII PC Rerelease Aug 15, 2012, 03:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 01:55:
The point is the original Playstation versions did not use midi, but the PC release stupidly did. They did not restore the original music for this re-release. It sounds like shit.
I've heard both, I'm still rather partial to midi music for it.

Oddly one of the reasons why I wouldn't buy this is because of the $14 price tag. That's pretty bloody steep for a 15 year old game.

Dirwulf wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 00:22:

So people will buy Minecraft in 8-bit droves, but this won't pass muster? It looks pretty good if you ask me and I'm having a blast reliving one of the greatest RPG's ever made.
Meh I never found minecraft appealing. And nope, it doesn't pass muster at $14. I did consider it, but both times I tried to buy it, it repeatedly, redirected me to the EU site and wanted me to pay in euro's or GBP.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VII PC Rerelease
6. Re: FINAL FANTASY VII PC Rerelease Aug 14, 2012, 23:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
beigemore wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 23:49:
MIDI music can be pretty awesome with the right hardware or soundfont/banks loaded.
It's getting the right banks though. But yeah, there's something special about midi music, especially on a really good soundfont set. Nothing really beat the old awe64 and Yamaha sets, they were great.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY VII PC Rerelease
4. Re: FINAL FANTASY VII PC Rerelease Aug 14, 2012, 23:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Meh I've still got the PC release, I'll stick with bootleg thanks.  
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News Comments > BioWare on the Importance of Day One DLC
29. Re: BioWare on the Importance of Day One DLC Aug 14, 2012, 16:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Wallshadows wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 12:51:
You mean like an expansion pack?

We'll just come full-circle some time in the future where DLC will turn back in to expansion packs which will then bring back DLC and so forth.
Yeah that sounds good to me. I could go for the return of actual expansion packs.
 
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News Comments > BioWare on the Importance of Day One DLC
5. Re: BioWare on the Importance of Day One DLC Aug 14, 2012, 12:00 Mashiki Amiketo
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 11:27:
They are actually defending Day-1 DLC. This is how rotten, irresponsible, hostile to consumers and morally bankrupt the gaming industry has become.
Well, you can defend day-1 DLC, the reality is. If you're going to have it, you bloody well better make sure it's worth the money. $10 for a single NPC, and a mission that takes 6mins to beat won't cut it. It needs to add something to the game itself, to make it worthwhile. And in turn, the content has to add to existing content, not seem like it was removed from the game itself, in order to say "hey-hey, I'm here to fuck ya over!"
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 3 at gamescom Denied
10. Re: Half-Life 3 at gamescom Denied Aug 14, 2012, 11:55 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Techie714 wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 11:32:
Is this account verified? I find it hard to believe Gabe would Tweet "I ate 6 beer brats today"... LOL

http://twitter.com/GabrielNewell
Not verified, at least not from my account.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
10. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 12, 2012, 21:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 12, 2012, 20:16:
Yeah, all those billions Gates has given to charity. What an asshole. And Linus does what again?
He's the god-queen of Linux. That's about it. Last time I looked at his charity work, he's given nearly 50% of his total wealth away. The last time I heard him speak in person in Toronto, he wanted to give away 100%, the problem he said was, there's always more work to be done than the money he has.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Mod Kit Details Next Week
3. Re: The Witcher 2 Mod Kit Details Next Week Aug 9, 2012, 20:19 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 19:25:
Who are you? The Kool Aid guy?
Only on Thursday afternoons, but I'm serving up blueberry today! OH YEAH!
 
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News Comments > Battle.net Security Breach
24. Re: Battle.net Security Breach Aug 9, 2012, 20:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dades wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 20:09:
It was a typo and I've made no assumptions, just allowed for the possibility that due to this security breach a user account could be compromised. That could be due to social engineering using information gained, phishing campaigns with the emails harvested or yes even something involving accounts directly, however unlikely.
I know that's what the was for. The same still applies overall, until we actually know more there's no point in useless speculation. Then again people did the same thing with Valve, and I've yet to see the world implode and they actually got a lot more. Including a bunch of unencrypted stuff.
 
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News Comments > Battle.net Security Breach
19. Re: Battle.net Security Breach Aug 9, 2012, 20:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dades wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 19:48:
I know what two factor authenticator is and you typed this as I was preparing a follow up. Judging by the post they do have access to at least some of the hashed password tables. The point was that both people here and Blizzard kept blaming users for what was possibly an internal security problem. Maybe it was mostly the users fault but this should give anyone pause about making stupid assumptions in the future. They say they detected the intrusion on August 4th, who knows how long they had access before being detected? I hope they get roasted by shareholders.
I think you mean authentication Hashed and salted tables are useless, well they might become useful in 40 or 50 years, but that's besides the point. Companies don't use a AES string shorter than 256, most commonly use a string of 512 or 768 unless there's a reason to thrash your database. It's also just as possible that it was users, considering every time a person claimed to have been hacked an authenticator was often added afterwards.

But realistically, you're making the same mistake. And making a stupid assumption.
 
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News Comments > Battle.net Security Breach
9. Re: Battle.net Security Breach Aug 9, 2012, 19:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dades wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 19:28:
Good job to the chumps who kept blaming users and insisted authenticators were bullet proof before. No way Blizzard could be the ones compromised, its just users downloading porn and torrents who don't know how to secure their computar!
Authenticators were never bulletproof, but two factor authentication is much better than single factor. You know that right? As it stands, using SRP is nearly impossible to break. Unless they also have access to the salted-hash tables for each users password. If you don't understand how SRP works you can read about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Remote_Password_protocol

Besides, I already saw someone mention RSA. Too bad someone had to steal both the source code and the key creation layer in order to break their tokens. Blizz uses vasco, and the key creation is open source on that.

The only thing that was taken that could have compromised mobile authenticators, would be a hashing table. But that still doesn't affect physical ones.

Besides, I'd hazard a guess that blizz is smarter on this front than Sony. And this is the last two weeks to 30 days. If it wasn't, they'll be upstream paddling over it otherwise. And they'll also have to answer to their investors over it.

Julio wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 19:36:
I'm sure it helped the bottom line at Blizzard selling a bunch of authenticators for the past few months.
Yeah too bad blizz doesn't make money off selling authenticators, unlike other companies. Guess that sucks for them.

This comment was edited on Aug 9, 2012, 19:49.
 
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News Comments > Free WOOT DLC for Magicka Released
3. Re: Free WOOT DLC for Magicka Released Aug 9, 2012, 15:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 15:57:
Is this worth playing? The reviews I saw were in the "D" and "F" range, however it seems to have a cult following.
Game as fun as hell, especially if you like Monty Python style humor. Most people who don't like it, get bogged down in the spell combos, but they're pretty easy to memorize.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 2 Mod Kit Details Next Week
1. Re: The Witcher 2 Mod Kit Details Next Week Aug 9, 2012, 15:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Oh yeah!  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Dot Com pwns the USA Aug 9, 2012, 14:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 9, 2012, 11:53:
The law in the Megaupload case is sounding more and more like criminals than anything else. This is the price of throwing due process out the window as I've always pointed out. Really doubtful this case will go any further, it's becoming more and more likely that the Us and NZ govt may end up paying compensations to Dotcom for this terrible mismanagement of the law just to please some in the entertainment industry.

Guess the US should look at what due process is.
Well it seems pretty obvious to me, if you're going to be a criminal. Be Corzine, Madoff and so on. Or be linked directly to the white house. That way when they come to get you for stealing oh I dunno, what was it for Madoff? $50B or something? They'll send you a nice letter and an agent in a suit.
 
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News Comments > Rumored Mafia 3 on Rumored Next-Gen Consoles
14. Re: Rumored Mafia 3 on Rumored Next-Gen Consoles Aug 9, 2012, 02:28 Mashiki Amiketo
 
I was kinda meh on mafia 2, I liked the first one much more.  
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News Comments > Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled
17. Re: Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled Aug 6, 2012, 15:24 Mashiki Amiketo
 
PropheT wrote on Aug 6, 2012, 15:14:
I played through it on PC a few times back around when it came out and never had a problem, either. Never heard about it being buggy before.
The only bug that I ever had that was annoying was the missing s.7 key, which means I couldn't go back and get some stuff. And it's reallly rare. Everything else was minor. Anything else though? There was hmm one or two patches that came out and those were eax related crashes. Good old eax. Heck, I played it just the other day on Win7x64 without a problem just to see if it would work, not a problem. I'm working on getting all the bootleg stuff installed now so it'll look pretty.
 
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News Comments > Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled
14. Re: Final Fantasy VII PC Released and Pulled Aug 6, 2012, 14:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The original PC release was bug filled? Really? I must have played it oh I dunno 40 or 50 times and never came across a bug, outside of the same bugs that existed on the PS platform. Besides the game looks much better with the bootleg version, besides that? Meh. Shitty? It wasn't any shittier than the PS version.

But I can't quite figure out where or why they want to put DRM on a 13 or is it 14 year old game.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 5, 2012, 23:56 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dev wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 22:09:
I think its more because they are based out of the country (they are in UK) than anything else.

Out of country charges often raise a red flag.
Doesn't make a whole pile of sense to be honest. I order a pile of crap from S.Korea and Japan, never had a problem. But GMG I've had nothing but problems.
 
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News Comments > Blood Revival Proposed
29. Re: Blood Revival Proposed Aug 5, 2012, 01:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Ray Marden wrote on Aug 5, 2012, 00:56:
Descent,
Volition already said that if they got the IP, they would make a new Descent and Freespace in a heartbeat. Well actually I think they said: "They would commit murder, to do it." The drive is there, and so is the fan base.
 
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News Comments > QuakeCon 2012 Keynote
6. Re: QuakeCon 2012 Keynote Aug 5, 2012, 00:39 Mashiki Amiketo
 
netnerd85 wrote on Aug 4, 2012, 23:33:
RAGE is awesome.
Well sometimes it's the only thing that gets me up in the mornings...

Oh wait...THAT RAGE...oh that RAGE sucked.
 
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