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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2014, 11:27 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Verno wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 11:19:
Doors frozen solid, hinges would not budge. I finally got his trunk open and he was able to lower the backseats, crawl into there and start the car so it could warm up. Fun times.
Easy way to stop that from happening ever again. Tell him to go to your nearest auto parts supply store and pick up a spray can, tube, or can of silicon emulsion(it's what the material is, actual name varies by brand). Apply to rubber on doors, and that's that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2014, 11:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Around here, that's flash freeze weather. And parts of southern ontario just got hammered by that storm that's on it's way over now. Luckily in my area we only got 9" of snow, and we avoided the massive freezing rain that smacked the toronto and horseshoe areas.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
8. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 5, 2014, 16:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Julio wrote on Jan 5, 2014, 15:37:
Regardless of LG being a small player, that Windows 8 is really working out well for PC makers. I wonder when Microsoft will take over hardware production of the PC and lock Windows to their hardware only.
I didn't know that windows 8 was out 4 years ago when the decline started in the PC market. The problem is we're at a saturation point for PC's, especially for the non-gamer home market. And for businesses rollouts are only just starting for Win7 in a lot of cases to replace XP.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 5, 2014, 14:54 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The problem for LG is that they're being undercut by competitors who are buying their panels, and selling them cheaper. I just picked up a 27" monitor during the boxing week sale, I paid $169 for it. The panel is made by LG, and the equivalent LG monitor is $329.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Jan 5, 2014, 14:51 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Article written by hipster trash.  
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News Comments > December Steam Survey
4. Re: December Steam Survey Jan 5, 2014, 14:46 Mashiki Amiketo
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 5, 2014, 14:10:

That is the wrong question. It is what have they done?
What can you really do with someone's anonymous CPU, GPU and OS stats? There's no real useful information there except for publishers.

What I found interesting was the nearly 0.5% increase in intel integrated graphics, which means there's a lot more people buying laptops.
 
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News Comments > Steam Family Sharing Tightened Up
11. Re: Steam Family Sharing Tightened Up Jan 5, 2014, 14:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Rhett wrote on Jan 5, 2014, 13:02:
I'd really like to share my library with my brother or cousin, but they're in entirely different states... I guess I could just give them my login info?
My sister is in Alberta, and I'm in Ontario. It works fine for us.
 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
72. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 4, 2014, 11:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Overon wrote on Jan 4, 2014, 11:03:
He got pizza orders, constant phone calls, got swatted, got multiple non swat visits from police as well and every game he streamed got taken down in sequence.
That's not a DDoS, that's plain old harassment and in most instances criminal harassment as it would be called up here in canadaland.
 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
69. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 4, 2014, 06:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
ViRGE wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 16:31:
]Very true. But it does mean they have resources. You can't take down something like Steam with a handful of computers on a residential connection. That requires a fairly large botnot.

So script kiddies or not, they (unfortunately) have power and the means to abuse it.
Last time I went looking around the underbelly of the internet(few years ago for a security project), I could buy 5k-15k machines in a botnet for a couple of hundred bucks. So, if you're dense as a post, have a couple of hundred bucks to throw around you too could DDoS something off, and if you're on the cheap you could steal/build/buy your own "build your own botkit" from the same underbelly and just wait a couple of weeks/months to have a functioning botnet of your very own.

This stuff isn't earth shattering by anymeans anymore, the price probably has gone up after they smashed that ring in eastern europe though.
 
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News Comments > Fallouts Returning to Steam
9. Re: Fallouts Returning to Steam Jan 3, 2014, 16:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
killer_roach wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 15:35:
All the GOG versions ran just fine on Windows 7, although I think that was mostly just because the first two ran in DOSbox.
The first two had windows executables for them as well. And they work fine in 7 and 8.
 
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News Comments > Steam, Origin DDoSed?
40. Re: Steam, Origin DDoSed? Jan 3, 2014, 16:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
BitWraith wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 12:27:
Calling these guys hackers, or even referring to them as skilled in any way, is a bit of a stretch.
Pretty much. They're nothing but script kiddies using automated tools, which is about the same a 5 year old being able to push the big shiny button on their playskool "it makes noise" go-go car.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Jan 3, 2014, 16:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
GMG VIP last day sale: w/coupon code GMG25-0YUM5-VKMVU

Stuff included are Arkham Origins for ~18, Omerta pack for ~10, Lego Marvel superhero's for ~11, Enemy Within for ~11, Civ5 DLC, etc.
 
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News Comments > Deadpool Game Disappearance
15. Re: Deadpool Game Disappearance Jan 1, 2014, 22:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
GeneralAdmission wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 12:39:
As of a few minutes ago you could still buy a Steam key from Gamefly for 9.99-20% code GFDJAN20. I got mine and activated on Steam no problem.
Nicely done, just grabbed a copy myself.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Pricing Survey
10. Re: World of Warcraft Pricing Survey Jan 1, 2014, 22:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
BitWraith wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 14:00:
Annual Pass - if they offered this at a rate of $5 a month, they might actually clog the drain of lost subscriptions.
Hell that's what I'm paying for my STO gold sub, there was a one day special on oh 6 months ago or something. I'd pay the same for WOW, not sure if I'm interested in playing the new expansion though I do get the itch every now and then. Especially since a few of my friends who live in the asshole of nowhere US and Canada, and overseas have started playing again.
 
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News Comments > New Year's Safety Dance
22. Re: New Year's Safety Dance Jan 1, 2014, 19:26 Mashiki Amiketo
 
LittleMe wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 18:17:
Yeah they put it right on toothpaste that you should not swallow it. Fluoride is indeed dangerous and lethal if you get too much in your system. It's a bio-accumulative toxin.

And so is iodized salt. But without iodine(an essential trace element) you get sicker than a dog. And too much of it, you get sicker than a dog.
 
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News Comments > New Year's Consolidation
10. Re: New Year's Consolidation Jan 1, 2014, 19:19 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dear NYT, shove it up your pie hole.  
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News Comments > GOG.com on DRM and Money-Back Guarantees
13. Re: GOG.com on DRM and Money-Back Guarantees Jan 1, 2014, 19:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
mazling wrote on Jan 1, 2014, 18:52:

I cannot wait for Star Trek Excalibur.
Looks like Klingon Academy with all the features in it. And to be honest, I loved KA.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Dec 31, 2013, 16:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Ys 1,2 and Chronicles is up on the steam flash sale right now for $3.75  
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News Comments > Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record
78. Re: Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record Dec 31, 2013, 08:41 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Sepharo wrote on Dec 31, 2013, 06:31:
PC Gaming certainly died at retail. 2002-2004 working at Gamestop I watched PC games go from multiple walls, to a single wall, to a single shelf, and finally to a small shelf shared with console games from previous generations. Some stores didn't carry them at all. I haven't stepped into a Gamestop in nearly a decade so I don't know what they currently have but it doesn't matter since Steam thankfully took over that business.
I do remember that, but one of the big things was that companies didn't see any short-term profit in it. Plus right around that time I was switching to digital downloads myself--probably the biggest thing that got me was a copy of HL2 with my ATI card. The last time I went to a game retailer to buy a physical copy of a game would have been the midnight release of the burning crusade.

And really, the stores at least in Canada priced themselves out of the market. Since I was able to order games from the US minus $10-30 depending. Hell, I remember seeing a copy of Independence War 2 for $89 up here and it was $49 in the US, that was in 2001ish.
 
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News Comments > Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record
71. Re: Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record Dec 31, 2013, 05:59 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beelzebud wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 22:50:
The death of PC gaming knows no bounds.
I've been hearing about the death of PC gaming back when I started working in a retail store in '94. Every year or so, PC gaming is dying...dying...dying but it never seems to happen. Rather it keeps getting better, and stronger.

Capitan wrote on Dec 31, 2013, 05:14:
I want you Steam fans telling me why the games various community flourished in good ol' days but not now? Then it came lots of new mods, maps, games modes etc, just because game developers allowed it. Now it's really not much of that.
Look at last sentence, then previous sentence. You've answered your own question.
 
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