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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 13:16 Verno
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 12:54:
Verno wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 12:47:
I usually watch TV while working out, I have weights and cardio stuff in the basement. Combine laziness with fitness for the ultimate combo Bob

Ah, ha. You have me there. I don't have basement. They aren't too common here -- though I'm not exactly sure why that is.

I've been to LA several times and wondered the same thing. The people on the hills I understand, its a pain in the ass. The rest of it though I don't get, you see people with so much junk too. They clearly need a basement but instead their garages are overflowing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 12:47 Verno
 
BobBob wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 11:57:
How do you guys find the time to watch TV shows? I seem to barely have enough time to eat and sleep.

I usually watch TV while working out, I have weights and cardio stuff in the basement. Combine laziness with fitness for the ultimate combo Bob
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 26, 2015, 12:40 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 12:27:
So how you figure government and muni broadband are worse than that simply boggles the mind.

You don't even understand what is involved from a technical or business stand point but putting that aside, I never actually said I am opposed to these things. Just that they aren't always feasible or applicable due to the challenges involved, many of which are insurmountable for small communities without significant subsidization. Comcast fucking sucks and I've never defended them either. I feel bad for the guy taking a loss on his home especially considering so many ISPs gave him the thumbs up.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 26, 2015, 11:43 Verno
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 09:57:
I'm doing the PS4 complete backup and it's going to take over 5 hours to backup around 370GB over to a USB 3.0 drive. uuuugh.

The speed estimate thing is all weird, it should go faster than that.
 
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News Comments > GOG.Com on Customer Service
28. Re: GOG.Com on Customer Service Mar 26, 2015, 11:36 Verno
 
MoonSpook wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 05:37:
I have to say, I get a little sick of GoG constantly tugging their own todger anytime Steam news bubbles up. Both in their news/blog and on their Twitter, anytime there's even the slightest bit of commentary on Steam and/or their DRM, they pop up and announce how amazing they think they are in comparison.

Don't misunderstand me, I'm not even saying they're wrong, but it sets the bar pretty low for professionalism when they try to dance on top of every bit of criticism Steam takes.

They're a small company with strong principles that is trying to play with the big fish. They need every little bit of PR they can get. This sort of competition is ultimately better for you the consumer. Not trying to be a dick here but no one makes you read their press releases, keep it in perspective

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
19. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 26, 2015, 11:33 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 11:32:
Unfortunately this weekend is already reserved by Bloodborne.

Praise the Sunny !

Pistol/Whipcane all the way man. Game is awesome. Already got my ass kicked several times but I'm getting a good feel for the new pacing now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 26, 2015, 11:30 Verno
 
I have to laugh at the municipal fiber being useless because its wholesale only.

Also shades of the comment thread from yesterday:

PUD officials had no comment on whether they intend to file such a petition or if they’d publicly support one. After all, running a retail-level broadband service may be too expensive an undertaking for a county with only around 250,000 residents.

This is why muni broadband direct to consumer usually only ends up in heavily subsidized environments.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Follow-up
7. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Follow-up Mar 26, 2015, 11:09 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 10:08:
Normal usage would never see 5 hardware changes in 24 hours so this would never impact anyone except someone trying to benchmark, but at the same time it's still bullshit that it's in there. You already have Origin. Why do you need extra DRM shit?

Exactly, Origin can just lock accounts that have too many unique IP logins in a 24 hour period. It is really silly they even go this far and I suspect its because they use the hardware info gathered for other purposes despite their claims about it being an anonymized hash.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 11:08 Verno
 
Black Sails is pretty fun in the same way that Banshee is for me, very visceral and over the top.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
13. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 26, 2015, 11:02 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 10:15:
Valve's 'perfect hiring' hierarchy has 'hidden management' clique like high school

Not exactly a reliable source considering they shuttered her project and she went on noisily about things in a very unprofessional way.

The only reason Valve succeeds is GabeN had the foresight to introduce a digital distribution platform first.

This ignores the fact that they have several other successful games and revenue streams. Valve doesn't just keep lucking into success, there is definitely something to their approach. Of course it has very obvious downsides as well like a lack of identity and constantly dropping projects half finished almost like Google.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 09:58 Verno
 
Yeah I tend to agree on Better Call Saul, its surpassed all of my expectations. I wasn't sure Bob Odenkirk would be as compelling to watch as Cranston but hes really bringing it.

I am watching The Jinx on your recommendation, I didn't really know anything about the story going into it and I'm purposely avoiding google as well. I'm on the third episode and its long since departed real life is stranger than fiction territory to the point where I'm wondering if Durst is a martian.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 26, 2015, 08:52 Verno
 
The email with Gabe is pretty interesting, hes very self aware as a manager in a way that many are not. His comment about not being a single point of failure for the company is important too, hes not getting any younger.  
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
45. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 15:52 Verno
 
I'm not sure why you're quoting me there but ok. I still don't see the purpose of a hardware hash when it is trivial to detect unique IP logins in X time period and restrict potential "account sharing" that way. That is what most online services related to gaming have transitioned to, having seen hardware hashes fail due to PR problems and the enthusiast market niche being loud.  
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
43. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 14:47 Verno
 
XP-Cagey wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 14:14:
The extra layer of DRM is stupid, but this is an attempt at allowing offline play after "always on" bit them in the ass for games like SimCity.

Offline play of what exactly? The single player campaign? I mean seriously, this is a lot of effort to protect the terrible singleplayer in Battlefield games. I don't have any problem understanding what EAs perspective is here, it just seems really dumb is all.

Once you've tied the product into your online service and a whole separate authentication layer you don't really need to do silly stuff like this for what is largely a MP experience.
 
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7. Re: etc. Mar 25, 2015, 14:23 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 14:08:
Julio wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 10:51:
Arcades were fantastic in the pre-1995 era. Sadly not as useful anymore due to not delivering enough value per dollar as consoles became better.

Kind of like movie theaters vs. your home theater set up.

I don't know, I actually still enjoy the theater and chicks love going out to the show so

I love my setup at home but it doesn't beat seeing something at the IMAX or just going out with another couple to shake up the routine.

Even though you go out to the show to be quiet and watch something it still feels like a social experience for some reason, usually because there is other activities that accompany it like dinner and drinks. Whereas with arcades I was always so engrossed in the games I rarely did anything else.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 25, 2015, 13:32 Verno
 
Yes, and then a defense of necessity requires you to go to court because you get fined for speeding even though it was the correct thing to do. And that 1 second can make all the difference between life and death. I'm all for driverless cars as soon as we can get them so that ALL vehicles can safely speed along without accidents because of tailgating idiots - which is 99% of accidents - use their indicators properly, etc. This on the other hand is a bad idea for several reasons.

I don't see any reasons against it there, there are other established assisted driving standards like cruise control so legality won't be an issue and would've been long since researched by the company anyway, it wouldn't even make it to this stage if that was a valid concern. It's a fine idea and the implementation won't be a problem legally or in practice, it is essentially cruise control that reads posted speed limits. You can override it at will by simply pushing the gas and if that's something that takes too long to accomplish then most driving would be "illegal" by those standards.

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2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 25, 2015, 11:11 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 09:06:
That'd be cool. It'd lead to all kinds of futuristic TRON type clothing.

And your car forcing you to slow down? Whatever there's a situation that calls for you to speed up to avoid a hazard? Thanks but no thanks. Not unless they're going to drastically increase speed limits in the process. I can see the inevitable lawsuits now, as well as the massive hit to the economy.

Read the article. It's an entirely optional system that reads speed limit signs with a camera, drivers have to specifically engage it to use it and can override it at any time by just pushing on the accelerator a little more.

The real question is what will highway patrol do for revenue in the future.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
23. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 10:50 Verno
 
DA:I uses Denuvo on the executable, its been cracked anyway though. No activation related DRM on DA:I that I'm aware of. I don't own Hardline anyway so I don't care more to investigate, it just seems odd they would bother since the game is already heavily tied to both Origin and Battlelog. Kind of pointless to add further DRM when you can just limit account logins on the server side.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2015, 10:20 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 25, 2015, 09:16:
Even though I haven't got an email notice yet my key was ready on the PoE backer site. I went with GoG even though Steam is doing pre-loads - no DRM thank you. The game is only 6 gigs anyway and doesn't unlock until 9AM PST tomorrow, so no big whoop.


The game is 14GB according to its minimum requirements and my Steam preload is 18GB, I assume it includes some updates/extra assets. Just a FYI for any potential buyers on size requirements, definitely not 6GB.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 25, 2015, 10:18 Verno
 
Sony and Microsoft use an encrypted filesystem which makes it a pain in the ass to do anything with externals unless you format the whole thing to accommodate them cheaping out on hard drive space. I have a 5TB external I would love to use for these purposes but I'm not dedicating the entire thing to just video games, its also a time machine target for my GFs macbook and etc.  
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