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Signed On Mar 27, 2008, 12:06
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 11, 2016, 10:00 InBlack
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 09:48:
...if you polled most of your friends, less than 5% of their time using their personal (not work) laptops is outside of their homes.

You are right on the money with this. You are still wrong that an expensive external GPU is the solution to the problem. The CPU will still be heavily limited by the terrible heat dissipation problems that most laptops have, and you will still have an expensive solution that's not really a solution.

Here is my solution: Don't buy a fucking laptop for gaming.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 11, 2016, 09:52 InBlack
 
Goddamn it! First Lemmy and now Bowie. Cancer fucking sucks.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 11, 2016, 09:46 InBlack
 
Yeah...erm...no. They're not.  
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Gameplay Video
16. Re: Far Cry Primal Gameplay Video Jan 9, 2016, 10:06 InBlack
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 9, 2016, 00:02:
The only good FC title was Blood Dragon.

That, and the very first one. I liked that one.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve [Updated]
41. Re: Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Leaves Valve? Jan 8, 2016, 19:24 InBlack
 
Darks wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 12:57:
thecakeisalie wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 12:30:
I was watching a video on Youtube that talked about HL3 and Valve and because Gabe Newell is rolling in dough from skimming off the top selling other people's content, why take the risk on trying to make HL3 and risking it flopping? They will just string us along counting their money from Steam until everyone that actually wanted HL3 dies off.

No, it's called be a fat lazy fucking asshole who has no drive other than making profit from other people's hard work. The guy has become the next George Lucas, someone who has lost his desire and will to continue on. If he can't find the time or will or desire to complete the Half Life story, then sell it off or have someone else finish it.

But please do not defend this asshole as someone who never intended to finish the HL3 story. That is utter bulshit to say they never intended to make HL3.

Where are you getting this from?
 
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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month
20. Re: EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month Jan 8, 2016, 08:27 InBlack
 
saluk wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 23:06:
Vall Forran wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 22:58:
I WANT an arcade-y flight sim like Valkyrie. That's what Freespace 2 was.

You guys are really bitchy about space games you'll never play.

I mean, if there were a campaign like freespace 2 that would be a lot more interesting. As far as I know this is pvp only.

Apparently the game will have some sort of single player introductory missions to familiarize new players. I assume it wont be a full 32 level thing like Freespace or Xwing or whatever but it does made the game a little bit more attractive to those on the fence about VR etc. Here is a quote from an interview with one of the producers:

"Single player" is the wrong term. I'd say it's an offline new-player experience. A lot of games that are predominately online -- and Blizzard especially has a very good way of easing people in -- have players against AI instead of getting chucked into live PvP. I want people to have the best possible introduction to the game and the universe. Some people have talked about the single player because that's what brings you into the fiction and the controls so that you're ready for multiplayer.
 
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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month
14. Re: EVE: Valkyrie Testing This Month Jan 7, 2016, 06:11 InBlack
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 21:11:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iM31NDkbM8

The VR look seems to control the direction your ship is heading.

yeah, scratched this one off my list as well.

Did you even watch the video? This is completely wrong, and they even comment on it halfway through the video. Controls were standard gamepads, you 'look' around the cockpit using the Rift and additionally it can be used to lock on certain weapons, just like HMDs in are used today in certain military aircraft that have that capability.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
16. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 5, 2016, 03:44 InBlack
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 23:12:
The U.S. has been spying on its citizens since the 50's. It's nothing new and for 99.99999% of the population, it has no impact on their life whatsoever. Opponents of surveillance believe that governments are inherently corrupt and that they will inevitably use any information they gather to either exploit or persecute you. I don't believe that to be true. Totalitarian governments use surveillance to help suppress opposition but they'd be suppressing opposition even if surveillance didn't exist.

Surveillance is inherently neutral. It doesn't turn a democratic nation into a totalitarian one. If it did, the U.S. would have become a totalitarian nation a long time ago (and please don't claim that the U.S. is already totalitarian; if that were true, you'd already be dead or in prison because of your publicly-expressed beliefs).

Governments don't need to be totalitarian in the classic sense of the word for them to be inherently opposed to the good being and welfare of the vast majority of its peoples. Read "Democracy Inc." for an explanation of how these openly democratic states exist today, and the culture that allows them to exist and defend special interest groups at the expense of the majority.

In many ways totalitarian rule is much less dangerous, at least you can point it out, oppose it, and fight it directly. This sentence at least gives me comfort that the next generation might finally get rid of the warmongers and fear pushers:

Out of all the survey respondents under 30, only a third supported the idea of warrantless Internet surveillance. In contrast, two-thirds of Americans over the age of 30 supported the idea.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday
39. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday Jan 5, 2016, 03:23 InBlack
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 02:18:
Way to crush our dreams there Scheherazade.

what's left, roller coaster simulation software?

What he failed to mention is that DCS still looks fucking awesome with the Rift DK2, HUD problems or no. It's still very usable and I for one spend most of my time zoomed in the HUD when I need to use it anyway. (Big DCS player here). Ive only tried it once, and was immensely impressed. Will probably have to think about getting the CV1 though, I spend about 60% of my gaming time with DCS alone, but don't want to upgrade my PC all over again if it turns out that the GTX970 is simply not powerful enough...
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday
38. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday Jan 5, 2016, 03:13 InBlack
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 17:48:
I built a machine that's designed to run the goddamn thing, with a pair of 970s (Nvidia VR drivers supposedly already divides workload for each eye to each card).

I don't think this is true. Im actually reasonably certain that it's an urban myth that has some basis in reality, Nvidia is working on something like this but its not out yet.

*correction*

Apparently the driver extensions exist and have been released with the last Nvidia drivers. However AFAIK this is only for the OpenGL API (no ETA on when this will be implemented in DirectX) and application developers still have to patch this functionality into their software.

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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Egypt Setting Rumored
19. Re: Assassin's Creed Egypt Setting Rumored Jan 5, 2016, 02:42 InBlack
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 19:38:
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Zanthar wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 18:58:
They should have the game set in the Ubisoft HQ building so we can stab the bastards that put this shit out every year.

Why do you care? If it's not your thing, then you aren't buying it, and it shouldn't really affect you.

Agreed. Some people suffer from chronic bitching.

Other people can't appreciate good old fashioned cynicism even when it bites them in the ass.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed Dec 31, 2015, 05:12 InBlack
 
Soldiers live and wonder why...  
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News Comments > Steam Christmas Issues Explained
10. Re: Steam Christmas Issues Explained Dec 31, 2015, 05:03 InBlack
 
Ho ho ho!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2015, 02:35 InBlack
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 16:03:
sat drinking beer and talking politics with Henry for an hour which was cool.

Im having a hard time imagining you talking politics with Henry Rollins, unless that talk ended with you getting smacked around a little bit. Maybe you are mellower face to face than you are on these here boards...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 30, 2015, 02:28 InBlack
 
Wikipedia is only meant to be used as a gateway to actual reference text. Exactly like any other encyclopedia. In that it succeeds perfectly. This articles is fucking bullshit, Wikipedia does exactly what it purports to do.

You can't expect to read an encyclopedia entry on "Quantum Mechanics" or "Fluid Mechanics" for that matter, and expect to understand the subject perfectly. That's not how it works.

I admit, the editors are not pros and the information could be presented in a better way, but when was the last time you opened up an actual encyclopedia? When was the last time you used a wiki? I rest my case.

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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Departure
6. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Departure Dec 30, 2015, 02:11 InBlack
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 22:17:
Fuck that right in the neck.

Is that a Canadian expression? Ive only ever heard one other guy use that phrase, but he is from Washington DC...
 
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News Comments > Battleborn Character and Unlock Details
2. Re: Battleborn Character and Unlock Details Dec 30, 2015, 02:06 InBlack
 
FPS/Moba. Oh well, I guess its better than a kick to the groin.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2015, 07:06 InBlack
 
You guys are nitpicking over SW:FA too much. There are logical inconsistencies in the movie that are far more grating than anything you wrote about here, and to be honest the original movies were FULL off them as well, although none were as bad as (super secret text):


1. How come the First Order is so powerful, vastly more powerful than a ragtag bunch calling themselves "the Resistance" (instead of what? the Rebels?) despite being on the losing side 30 years ago. What the Republic decided it doesn't need a standing army or Fleet? Yeah smart move there...
2. That horribly stupid R2D2 deux ex machina move at the end: Im awake now, here is the map to Skywalker, yeah I had it all along and for no reason decided to wake up right now cos...script!, yeah all of you can all suck my metallic dong asswipes....


Apart from those two horribly stupid things the movie captured the Star Wars Science Fantasy genre and feel perfectly, I liked it a whole lot.

Oh and can't believe Lemmy is dead. Fucking shit, I thought that guy would live forever........
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Dec 29, 2015, 06:53 InBlack
 
I was actually thinking of buying this game, since everyone and their mother apparently loves it (Ive not played any of the previous titles) but now with Creston's warning and this reveiw I think I may hold off until they get rid of the always online component or at least fix it enough for it not to take you out of the game every 15 minutes or so. While I understand the need to protect their hard earned moneys from the dirty rotten pirates, the system is bound to get cracked sooner or later and then you will have pirates enjoying the game as it should be enjoyed and a whole lot of very unhappy legitimate customers.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
20. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 29, 2015, 02:29 InBlack
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 28, 2015, 16:50:
Keep drinking that mountain dew and eating those doritos, you too might one day live the dream of being a lifeless blob of flesh up on the big gaming arena screen.

Ok I loled at this. It's funny cos it might very well be true.
 
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