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News Comments > Paradox Vets Plan Galactic Inheritors
7. Re: Paradox Vets Plan Galactic Inheritors Feb 5, 2015, 18:47 nutshell42
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 21:08:
No, I actually thought it was from Paradox whoops. However I still don't see how this is in any way something different to the usual 4x blur.

This. Nothing on the page or the clip presents a single reason why you should by this instead of half a dozen other alternatives.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 23, 2015, 19:42 nutshell42
 
I might be willing to accept Google's no-compromises attitude if they didn't go to the length of even providing proof-of-concept code.  
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
16. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 15:33 nutshell42
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 14:52:
And the big PC gaming news they promised turns out to be....*drum roll*

Streaming games from your Xbone to your PC. Woo. PC gaming is so important to them they found a way to turn your PC into a monitor for your Xbox. Yay PC* gaming! Buy Xbox!

*Not actually a PC

There was the let's play feature which is kinda cool and I took the fact that they used it with a Steam (mentioned explicitly) game to be their peace offer to the Gaben.

They basically said that they'll concede PC gaming and I'm fine with that because everything they did was crap and not helping.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 17, 2015, 04:09 nutshell42
 
I agree with Google's basic idea, but the way they go about it turns it into a real dickmove.

Especially as they're sitting in a huge glasshouse. If Microsoft starts a tit-for-tat with Android we're all fucked. Because its update situation is so bad it will be Windows XP AD2003 all over again.
 
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News Comments > MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers
58. Re: MS: Windows 10 Jan 16, 2015, 16:37 nutshell42
 
ASeven wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 15:45:
On lieu of this article, this image becomes very relevant.

Oh god, I didn't know that one. I love you man.

Basically I don't believe a word these lying fuckers are saying (funny how they always recommit when there's a new Windows to sell). At least this time there is no crap-ass games service to come with their bullshit.
 
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News Comments > Total War: WARHAMMER Accidentally Revealed?
24. Re: Total War: WARHAMMER Accidentally Revealed? Jan 14, 2015, 14:46 nutshell42
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 11:19:
The last Total War games since Shogun 2 weren't so stellar to say the least.
That is one game, Rome 2. Unless you count the extension of Shogun2 as a separate game but in that case you are out of your mind because Fall of the Samurai was fantastic.

Honestly the TW naysayers have become some of the most whiny "$ß)&s on the internet. No, I didn't especially like Rome 2 either (I should try it again, 253 patches later, but I haven't had the time or motivation yet), but all TW games had their issues. Shogun was extremely rough in many respects, Medieval needed medmod (who remembers that?) to become playable and the first Rome was a clusterfuck in terms of authenticity, bugs and game design (the worst unit balancing in the history of the series). Only Total Realism or one of the other total conversions fixed it years later. And Medieval 2 is the only game of the whole series I never really enjoyed (I still have some hope for Rome 2 :P). All of them required copious patching (can't remember for Medieval 1 actually) to become playable at all.

And you know what, despite all that they were great games (Medieval 2 excluded). The scope of TW is simply so ambitious that no game will ever be perfect and for the first half dozen entries people seemed to understand that but suddenly somebody started an internet rage circlejerk and now everything is just terrible. It's like Statler and Waldorf.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jan 10, 2015, 13:32 nutshell42
 
They then removed all female animations for the sequels.

I know it's true for ME3 where the FemShep looked just ridiculous but I think they'd already done it for ME2 but I might be wrong.

Fuck you Bioware
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 22, 2014, 17:10 nutshell42
 
That open access mandate is very important.

It's especially obscene with publicly funded research where the state takes your money and gives it to people who then use it to produce stuff that they will then sell you for profit.

It has gotten a lot better over the last 5-10 years but the holdouts are often the papers that really matter. Gates has a lot of media presence so I hope this will help raze the last pay-walls.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 17, 2014, 14:56 nutshell42
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 09:15:
FTA:

"I think virtual desktops are very useful, but then thatís because Iíve been using them for quite a long time. Apple introduced Spaces on Macs with Mac OS Leopard back in 2007, and Linux has had virtual desktops ever since KDE 1.0, rolled out in 1998. Come to think of it, I seem to recall virtual desktops on OS/2 Warp, circa 1996, and on the Amiga 1000 in, believe or not, 1985."

This had me cackling because someone here at work was crowing about how awesome VDs were on Windows 10 and I told them I'd been using that "feature" in Linux for more than decade. The only thing I don't get is why the arbitrary limit of 4? Is that all that Windows can handle?

I know Linux has had them at least since '94 because I thought they were the shit back then (fvwm2).

The only reason MS decided to implement this feature is to throw a bone to hardcore users. This will be a support nightmare, I know at least 3 relatives that won't understand them, ever.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
34. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 4, 2014, 13:45 nutshell42
 
btallas wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 17:47:
Out of curiosity, why don't you hate sony for not porting to PC?

Because it's not Sony Windows. It's one thing not to support a competitors platform. But ignoring your own to ram a console that apparently can't survive on its merits down your customers throats is bullshit
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
20. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 3, 2014, 17:32 nutshell42
 
Currently the console line-up consists of games better played on PC and souped up games you already played on the last gen.

Long term Sony will win because they actually produces and secure exclusives. Microsoft has nothing but Forza and TEH HALOZ!!!!11 and if they ever got something I'm interested in I would only hate them more for not putting it on PC.

So in the end the only thing those boxes are good for is as media center and for Facebook. That was MS's idea all along, brilliant! Fuck them.

I couldn't wait for the old console cycle to end but it doesn't seem like the new one will get going any time soon.
 
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News Comments > PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed
9. Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed Oct 28, 2014, 14:48 nutshell42
 
It's imho the best PS3 exclusive. The story goes off the rails later on and some of the humor is... interesting, but overall it just oozes love and care and the turn-based/real-time mix might be the best solution for tactical RPGs I've ever seen.

That said it's a great game only with Japanese audio. The English voices are top notch (for a game), with the exception of the two main characters who are absolutely insufferable. I have no idea what they were thinking.

I assume this will be your average Japanese port which means no Japanese version, crappy audio and low resolution so that's that.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 26, 2014, 14:39 nutshell42
 
MS Office is a POS that makes you wanna murder your computer but using OOo for a week had me ready to strangle myself by feeding my tie into the printer. Office is the vastly superior solution, if only in comparison.

Thankfully we use LaTeX for most of our typesetting needs. It's also a crappy POS but at least once you've solved a problem it stays solved. I love technical fields.

I hope someone writes a html document processor. It's less volatile and easier to debug than LaTeX but unfortunately there is no easy way to get it onto a printed page. And Chrome doesn't even support hyphenation because all they ever care about anymore is appification of Chrome. (if that sounds like a non-sequitur: Google would be the only ones to do it. IE has no vision and Mozilla has visions, they need a doctor)
 
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft
74. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft Oct 21, 2014, 02:54 nutshell42
 
ITT a strong argument for euthanasia.

No this thread doesn't in any way shape or form validate Sarkeesian&Co because that would imply that games were in some way involved in those people becoming insufferable assholes.

Games aren't responsible for school shootings and they aren't responsible for 13yr olds and neckbeards being misogynists.
 
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft
17. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft Oct 20, 2014, 16:25 nutshell42
 
AC1 was flawed in many ways but also a great game in many ways.

I haven't heard anything of her in quite a while. I assume she got buried in bureaucracy as studio head so I look forward to her being more hands-on on whatever she's gonna do next.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
14. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 10, 2014, 02:39 nutshell42
 
Guy Fawkes was the only man to enter parliament with honest intentions, a clear agenda and the means to see them through. No wonder they hanged him.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
12. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 9, 2014, 13:30 nutshell42
 
Verno wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 10:18:
Those Windows Phone stats are kinda embarrassing.

Why? It's a badge of honor. If there are two groups of people you shouldn't use as a role model for anything it's Al Qaeda and US Congress.

Incidentally Congress actually gave Osama bin Laden a run for his money in terms of approval ratings.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
31. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 30, 2014, 16:01 nutshell42
 
Verno wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 16:01:
nutshell42 wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 14:56:
This attitude is the reason corporations have turned into Big Brother. People like think nothing about buying Intel E's with SLI but god forbid they have to shell out $100 every 6 years or so for an OS.

I don't know how you got that from his reply. I have no problem shelling out some money for a significant upgrade but when its questionable that's a different story.

From the part where he mindlessly cheers a "free" upgrade. The same way that Americans cheer their "free" smartphones. It's not free. MS will make you pay and it will be a lot worse than a upfront charge that amounts to less than 10 cents for every day of use.

And I really don't understand your (and the other repliers) non sequitur about the utility of the update. If you don't think it does all that much and don't need it then just don't buy it. If you don't mind Windows 7 or 8 then just keep using them until security patches run out in 20xx.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
30. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 30, 2014, 15:56 nutshell42
 
Julio wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 17:59:
nutshell42 wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 14:56:
People like think nothing about buying Intel E's with SLI but god forbid they have to shell out $100 every 6 years or so for an OS.

There are no features or functionality that Windows 8 brought above Windows 7 for me. So why pay for a downgrade to 8? I doubt Windows 9 contains anything more that I need either.


So you're not upgrading anyway. Then what's the advantage of a "free" upgrade?

Microsoft will force everyone to upgrade at some point but there's no need to think it's beneficial to pay the "Microsoft tax".

After ten years, when the support runs out. Boohoo. And it's certainly better than MS getting creative about raping us by selling us to advertisers or microtransacting us to death.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 29, 2014, 14:56 nutshell42
 
Creston wrote on Sep 29, 2014, 11:52:
Wow, free upgrade to Windows 9? What happened to Microsoft? It's almost as if they've started caring just a little bit about their customers...

So like Google or Facebook we're no longer MS's customers (shitty as they may have treated them) but the product they sell to their real customers.

This attitude is the reason corporations have turned into Big Brother. People like think nothing about buying Intel E's with SLI but god forbid they have to shell out $100 every 6 years or so for an OS.
 
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