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Signed On May 29, 2008, 20:53
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. May 14, 2012, 15:33 Wallshadows
 
nin wrote on May 14, 2012, 15:30:
I was hopeful that our local Gamestop/EB Games

See, I knew exactly how your story was going to end the moment I read that...


Hah Yeah I know I should have known better but this is the first time I've really been shafted by them for a game release.

Owell, live and learn.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. May 14, 2012, 15:23 Wallshadows
 
I wasn't able to purchase D3 through the digital service since I paid off my credit card some time ago and got rid of it.

So, I was hopeful that our local Gamestop/EB Games would be doing a midnight launch as they have done so several times before for various titles. Turns out that all of Nova Scotia is exempt from the midnight event and my only option to take part would be to drive three hours to Halifax and go to Futureshop. Yeah right.

Meanwhile, some GS/EBG store way the fuck out in Whitehorse, Yukon is having a midnight event.

They just won't get my money I guess.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 13, 2012, 12:26 Wallshadows
 
Less booth babes and no more exclusive invite-only press events would be a start.

 
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News Comments > Steam top 10
1. Re: Steam top 10 May 13, 2012, 12:04 Wallshadows
 
DIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABLO

Hurry up, Tuesday!
 
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News Comments > Assassin' Creed III Trailer
1. Re: Assassin' Creed III Trailer May 10, 2012, 21:27 Wallshadows
 
Huh, the video just bombs out at 27 seconds.  
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter
1. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Kickstarter May 8, 2012, 22:47 Wallshadows
 
including true rag-doll pedestrians

Awesome. I hope they don't give a fuck about the negative wrap this will inevitably get and cave.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2012, 10:42 Wallshadows
 
My roomy used to leave just enough coffee grinds to make half a cup of coffee and that marked the start to a terrible day.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Interview
6. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 10:39 Wallshadows
 
From what I recall, the reason there is no offline mode is due to the fact that most of the items, if not all, are stored server side to prevent the wide-spread duping found in D2 and D1 where the information was stored locally. Could you imagine the RMAH with Diablo 2 duping?

Another ruststorm could come and wipe out all the duped items or items disappear after you leave the game and those who bought in to them will be calling for heads to roll while the seller cashes out.

It makes sense to me and if it actually makes a dupe-free market then I think this design will impress more people than turn away.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Interview
4. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 10:31 Wallshadows
 
There will be third party ladder systems but the downside is that the player is responsible for updating it rather than an automated scan since there is no armory-equivalent.

http://www.diabloprogress.com/

Actually, they might be able to auto refresh the characters once they have your battle tag.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2012, 14:33 Wallshadows
 
For a good time, insert coin.

OH HELL NO!
 
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News Comments > FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole?
20. Re: FilePlanet Heading Towards a Black Hole? May 3, 2012, 13:18 Wallshadows
 
One of the most over-rated websites that I can think of. While they felt the need to throttle bandwidth and introduce a queue system to those unwilling to pay for premium access, I felt the need to find patches, mods or demos elsewhere without all that bullshit.

Good riddance.

As for IGN, well, I haven't given a damn about them since they bought and butchered voodooextreme.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Next Year
5. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Next Year May 3, 2012, 12:47 Wallshadows
 
Ravener wrote on May 3, 2012, 12:46:
I'd like to take this opportunity to request that all of you refrain from any questing, leveling or heroic deeds in ESO, as that will be the sole domain of my Dovahkin/Courier/Lone Wanderer character, and necessary to my personal immersion.

Thank you.

"Hamburglar would like to party with you"
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops II Announcement
6. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Announcement May 2, 2012, 21:16 Wallshadows
 
The only risk they are taking is deciding on which shades of grey and brown should be changed.  
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News Comments > Pre-Purchase Endless Space, Get Alpha Access
1. Re: Pre-Purchase Endless Space, Get Alpha Access May 2, 2012, 21:12 Wallshadows
 
Will people who get access actually, you know, test the shit or will they froth at the mouth when they get upset wondering why it's full of bugs, runs like garbage, and then cancel their order?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
16. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 1, 2012, 16:48 Wallshadows
 
Beamer wrote on May 1, 2012, 07:59:
Why is a USB power dongle $1000?

Sounds... wrong. Sounds like one of those things you do when you know your primary customer is the government...

The USB dongle provides both power and allows the board to function as an interactive product. You have a projected image of the desktop on one of these boards and you basically operate your computer from the board along with many other things. By cutting the cable, there is no power and no way to use the board, it just becomes an expensive whiteboard. You could likely just patch the cable but it wasn't our responsibility from that point on and the warranty no longer applied to their products for future free support.

As for the projectors, they're mounted, in most cases, from a boon attached to the top of the board but there are also cases where teachers would just put them on carts.

The design flaw with the projector, eh, it could go either way as the air vents were fairly wide but I can think of at least 15 other third party models which we didn't handle that had the same intake dimensions. On the other hand, it wasn't our responsibility to watch their kids.

Again, giving kids all this tech equipment is a fruitless venture if the staff are not willing to be responsible with it. Some schools dump a huge amount of their grants in to things like this only to have it pissed away...

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 1, 2012, 16:30 Wallshadows
 
Yeah, when their main point is worded around 'we heard' the rest of the article, or lack thereof, is just useless space.

Someone pulled the trigger on this for the sake of being first rather than to provide actual information.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Wizard Trailer
5. Re: Diablo III Wizard Trailer May 1, 2012, 12:41 Wallshadows
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on May 1, 2012, 10:54:
Wait... how come she wasn't wielding axes and wearing full-plate armor?? I have no idea what a wizard is supposed to use in this game. In the beta there was hardly any equipment for her, but she could apparently use practically any weapon or armor with almost no limitations. Weird.

The way the armor is designed in Diablo 3 is that there are no more proficiencies such as cloth, leather, mail, and plate because there are no attribute points. Any class can use any armor but the appearance will automatically change based on the class you use it on to suite their design. The only thing which distinguishes who can wear it are the raw stats.

Weapons are a little more exclusive though where Wizards have access to Wands and Sources which provide class-specific perks such as additional arcane power and such.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 1, 2012, 00:00 Wallshadows
 
After working tech support for an interactive whiteboard company for a few years, you would be surprised about how often things like this happen where teachers will simply trust their students or completely neglect their tech.

I dealt with one customer where a kid cut the USB power dongle to 18 boards. 18. That came to about $25,000 in damages for brand new boards and we couldn't cover any of them because it voided the warranty due to negligence.

Not long after that, I dealt with another school tech who lost a total of 12 projectors over several weeks because the kids would jam paper in to the air ducts which ultimately lead to the bulbs literally exploding inside the unit. I'm sure some still worked but we would have had to charge them quite a sum of money to have the units shipped to us to be properly cleaned due to Mercury, servicing fees, and buying a new bulb. I'm not sure what happened to them after that though but that was about $20,000 worth of projectors. Normally, if the bulb blows before the rated hours or we deem it not due to neglect, we handled it all for free and cross ship a model to them to minimize downtime but not in this case.

There are a lot more stories I could talk about where things like this happen, some are accidents and some are on purpose, either way if you find yourself with a ton of tech equipment in a public school, expect the worst and lock shit up.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
3. Re: Saturday Consolidation Apr 28, 2012, 22:33 Wallshadows
 
They're waiting to have something to show for it and bait fans away from the fact that it will likely be the highest costing console Nintendo has ever produced.

That tablet/controller alone must cost a decent chunk of change...
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Trailer
11. Re: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Trailer Apr 26, 2012, 16:20 Wallshadows
 
This reminds me of those custom maps in Counterstrike where the map was nothing more than a super small square room with one or two stacked boxes and guns littered all over the place.  
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