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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
30. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 29, 2015, 15:44 Verno
 
Chicken and egg. They are doing it because they know its dangerous but they don't know it can cause a crash? That's really...weak. I would buy that argument for kids, not a 26 year old guy who repeated his efforts at a second target.

14 years is nothing for what he was doing. When the potential for death and destruction are that high so are the consequences.
 
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Early Preorders Sold Out
6. Re: Steam Hardware Early Preorders Sold Out Jun 29, 2015, 15:15 Verno
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 15:06:
Did anyone here actually order one of these?

I picked up a Steam Link to replace an old HTPC in the basement and a controller to fart around with.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2015, 10:50 Verno
 
I never really cared for the books that much. Tolkien was a great world builder but the writing itself put me to sleep.  
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News Comments > EVE Online Slump?
6. Re: EVE Online Slump? Jun 29, 2015, 10:49 Verno
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 10:09:
#6.
Sovereignty is horribly busted and the Goons (Now called "The Imperium) have taken over all of eve and stomp out everyone who tried to oppose them.

Bwahaha SA for life. Can't believe Goonswarm is still going all these years later.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2143 Images?
21. Re: Battlefield 2143 Images? Jun 29, 2015, 09:28 Verno
 
I'd welcome it but I suspect the newcomers to the BF community who are into CoD style FPS games will not be so patient.  
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News Comments > GMG Arkham Knight Refunds
42. Re: GMG Arkham Knight Refunds Jun 26, 2015, 14:53 Verno
 
I got in touch with Newegg who agreed to send it up the chain to see what happens. I suspect they might just credit my account for $50 or something though. Worth a shot anyway, I can live without playing this for awhile.  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Analysis
17. Re: Steam Summer Sale Analysis Jun 26, 2015, 14:22 Verno
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 14:07:
ARK is feature-complete enough, and stable enough, that if they never finish it, I'll be happy with what they've got out now. Except that's not what's happening; there's at least a patch a day (making running a server a pain in the ass). They're adding content at a nearly impossible pace, fixing weird issues and adding community-requested features all over the place. The only thing wrong so far is framerate, it requires some pretty beefy hardware to run KIND OF smoothly. You won't get 60/1080p out of it no matter what you throw at it, but you can probably squeeze 40 out. Unlike most EA games, you can SEE where the performance went.

Anyway, point is, it's earning that 10million. It's a fun, if slower paced, game to play with your friends. Planning excursions to start at dawn so you can get back safely before night, with a few resource-laden dinos in tow, is a neat change of pace. Night still comes on too fast, by the time the sun looks like it's setting, you have approximately 30 seconds before nightfall. You do NOT want to be out at night, as you can EITHER carry a torch, or a weapon. Not like a weapon's going to help when you hear trees falling and a bellow...those moments are truly terrifying and awesome. We have our own PvE server going, as the douchebaggery going on the public pvp servers is more than we want to deal with. The various dinos are providing JUST the right amount of failure-to-success for an enjoyable way to spend an evening.

Thanks the write up, it sounds pretty cool. I swore off early access awhile ago but that does sound pretty tempting. I wonder if they will hit their release target next year.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Analysis
13. Re: Steam Summer Sale Analysis Jun 26, 2015, 14:01 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 13:30:
Esoteric wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 11:11:
Yeah, because they're horrible games and no one likes playing them.

He means because these games are out for what seems eternity now. Either way, imo this was one of the worst sales in quite a while, nothing I wanted was properly flagged down in price.... I bought Waveform... for the value of a good trading card sale (19ct).. and aside that I hoard money and have nothing to spend it on...

Usually with such sales in the past I found at least 2 or 3 gems... but this time it was just depressing.

I don't know, I thought it was a fine sale as usual. I think a lot of people just under estimate how much they over stuffed their gaming library. Newer EA games aren't on Steam anymore either so that removes a big chunk of potential titles. I have a large back log and still found 3 games to buy. There were very respectable sales on pretty much everything I've purchased in the past too.

CS:GO is insanely popular, the franchise has attracted the youth demographic again somehow all these years later. L4D2 is still played a fair bit and goes on deep sales.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jun 26, 2015, 12:54 Verno
 
I don't preorder games anymore at all, its never really worth it. The odd time you get a great game for a bit cheaper doesn't balance out vs the disappointing ones where you would've saved more not getting it at all.

If other people want to then fair enough, their money. I won't do it though.

I don't really see the point of a preorder when all my games come from Steam - it's not like I need a CD/DVD anymore. Plus the backlog on my games library is kind of big.

Yeah that too. I'm usually working on a months long backlog as it is.
 
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News Comments > GMG Arkham Knight Refunds
40. Re: GMG Arkham Knight Refunds Jun 26, 2015, 11:34 Verno
 
I wonder if I can get a different promo redemption, at this point there's a few other games I would rather have. Heck even AC: Unity must be fixed up by now

 
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News Comments > Arkham Knight PC Fixes Prioritized
10. Re: Arkham Knight PC Fixed Prioritized Jun 26, 2015, 10:47 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 10:19:
you are joking right? That DRM continually reads and writes to your hard drive. its also been know to cause issues with SSD drives to shut down because of the constant read and writes.

No, that was just some assumptions people made about Lords of the Fallen and Dragon Age Inquisition which were later disproved. It was the internet freaking out at one dudes posted results which were likely as related to caching as anything else. Denuvo is just a simple executable wrapper. Your file copy comparison is not apt, the workloads are totally dissimilar and it wouldn't explain SSD users having the same problems. I actually tested this out myself with Dragon Age Inquisition which used Denuvo, I was concerned about my 1TB SSD. I found that it only made a series of very small writes at the initial load and some small reads during play. Even if those were amplified several times over and distributed throughout runtime it wouldn't explain the performance problems here.

DRM is an easy culprit but Denuvo is relatively benign and not to blame here. It's just a poorly optimized port. Thankfully we're not seeing as many of these we used to and refund systems are letting consumers direct their response in a way publishers understand.
 
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News Comments > Arkham Knight PC Fixes Prioritized
3. Re: Arkham Knight PC Fixed Prioritized Jun 26, 2015, 09:35 Verno
 
As much as I dislike DRM, Denuvo has never been really linked to any performance problems in games, its just randomized executable encryption. The performance issues are just shoddy porting and a lack of optimization. This one is totally on them and WBIE.

I do think they took the right approach here after their screw up and its good that they are prioritizing fixes now.
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Sales Suspended
29. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Sales Suspended Jun 26, 2015, 09:06 Verno
 
The PC market is having insane growth with the 13-21 crowd again so publishers aren't going to ignore it. I can't believe some of the reactions here, this isn't air or water folks. If they don't ship a PC version then you *gasp* buy something else, other vendors want your money just as badly. It's on them to release a decent product, its not on the community to tolerate shitty behavior just for scraps and sloppy seconds.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
28. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 26, 2015, 09:03 Verno
 
The little kid in this case was 26 years old and had a long criminal history. He did it intentionally to two different helicopter pilots. Not sure what other intent there can be when you shine a high powered laser at a cockpit, it's not like (most) people don't know its dangerous.  
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News Comments > GMG Arkham Knight Refunds
38. Re: GMG Arkham Knight Refunds Jun 26, 2015, 08:43 Verno
 
Kajetan wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 05:52:
No. They complain about people who complain about the game. Not because they think the game is perfect, but because they dont like complaining in general. Their mental state is very fragile, they cannot cope with people being loud and unruly.

Yeah that's pretty much what I gathered from this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
18. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 25, 2015, 14:49 Verno
 
Capital punishment is only supported in 31 states and in many of those it has a very high bar for successful prosecution, I don't think that would work out but cookie for the idea.

Perhaps we could come up with a prison where things that should be obvious are just repeatedly explained, hmm....we could call it morning legal briefs!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
14. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 25, 2015, 14:17 Verno
 
harlock wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 14:00:
you can assume whatever you want, theres still no evidence of it causing people to lose control of vehicles

Hahaha get the fuck out of here. Shine a laser at your own eyes while flying a helicopter, gather empirical data and let us know how much more evidence is required. Temporary blindness, spots in vision and other retina related symptoms from direct contact with a high power laser pointer have a large potential for distracting pilots which in turn can lead to a crash. At a high enough power it can also harm their long term vision. It's not a situation where we need to wait for someone to bring down a flight with a laser pointer to act. We already know what the consequences are and the act itself serves no legitimate purpose.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 25, 2015, 11:28 Verno
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 10:57:
14 years was crazy, you should get something no doubt, but it imo needs to be reasonable.

Did you read what he did? He repeatedly tried to blind a pilot of an emergency rescue chopper for a kids hospital. That pilot called it in to the police and FAA. Then when the police chopper responded he hit that multiple times too. Do you still think 14 years is too much with some actual context? It doesn't sound unreasonable in the circumstance to me.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 25, 2015, 10:46 Verno
 
harlock wrote on Jun 25, 2015, 10:34:
when has a laser ever "blinded" a pilot enough to cause them to lose control of the vehicle?

btw, lynchmob mentality is the hallmark of sheeple thinking - so you're in good company

I don't see why waiting until it happens is a good idea and I think anything that potentially endangers 100+ people simultaneously should probably have a strong deterrent. While someone would need a powerful laser to do so and the chances are small, it could also cause permanent damage to the pilots eye sight. Its not a theoretical exercise, people are obviously trying to cause an accident for whatever reason so it needs to be dealt with.

People compare the sentence to other crimes that are seemingly worse with lesser sentences which is fine but they forget that it includes the large potential for death, property damage and a deterrent factor. I feel like if you're doing something that could cause the deaths of 100-200 people for literally no other purpose than it amuses you then perhaps a 14 year sentence isn't all that bad. This guy did it multiple times to the same helicopter, the intent is pretty clear.

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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Expansion Details; Patch Plans
5. Re: Pillars of Eternity Expansion Details; Patch Plans Jun 25, 2015, 10:31 Verno
 
I've had a fantastic time with the game so far and this is just icing on the cake. Kudos for releasing a chunk of the expansion improvements in patch form for existing owners.  
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