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News Comments > Cancelled Legacy of Kain Sequel Footage
9. Re: Cancelled Legacy of Kain Sequel Footage Feb 24, 2015, 08:31 Verno
 
I don't know, first game hasn't aged well I played it last week. It would need to be reimagined for sure. I actually liked most of the series but they all suffer from my lower teenage standards from years past  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 23, 2015, 16:20 Verno
 
DriveClub is a great game that was launched broken. It absolutely deserved the reviews it got but the shame is it would probably get a mid 80s Metacritic if it had launched feature complete and stable. It's pretty much fixed up now and is one of the better racers I've played. I got a copy as a gift around Christmas and didn't bother loading it up until this month but its really good.

People should check it out if they can score a cheap copy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 23, 2015, 16:07 Verno
 
Flatline wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 11:27:
Interesting link in the comment section in relation to that Adria Richards thing:

https://amandablumwords.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/3/

Apparently, getting offended, not telling anyone, and causing a huge shitstorm on the internet is her MO.

Adria Richards sounds like a despicable piece of trash, what a poor attitude even after the guy she got fired went out of his way to defend her. The hypocrisy there was hilarious too, getting mad she got fired when she thought it was fine the other guy did. Thanks for the link, very eye opening. Exactly the kind of person that term as a "professional victim".
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
37. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 13:41 Verno
 
jomisab wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 13:05:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 12:55:
Once NVidia loses the lawsuit:

"All plantiffs in the class action lawsuit are entitled to receive the following:
- A type-written form letter from NVidia apologizing for the marketing error.
- A $5 coupon good toward the purchase of any NVidia card."

And one free Ubisoft title of their choice.

Haha well since you brought it up...if Nvidia was smart they would've pulled a Ubisoft and offered a free game but said "in order to accept this title you must not sue us" in legalese.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 23, 2015, 10:57 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 10:45:
Boyhood didn't win best film? But it was filmed over 12 years! It's a classic because it was filmed over 12 years and having been filmed over 12 years it is the best movie ever, being, as it was, filmed over 12 years.

I've no idea if it's any good, all I hear about it is that it was filmed over a certain period of time. That's a red flag.

It's pretty good man, give it a chance. I felt the same way about Gone Girl (the book), too many people hyping it or only talking about the twist. I thought it was going to be like Dan Brown where I finally start reading and think everyone is retarded because its a train wreck. I was surprised at how well written it was for a general fiction thriller and how convincing Flynn wrote a male character.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 10:55 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 09:51:
I boot. Im big on conserving energy.

(Also, an SSD helps)

Pfft, my computer uses a few pennies worth of energy in a month with S3 Sleep
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
15. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 10:40 Verno
 
Verno, so you own one of these cards and got money back? Explain please?

I own a 970, so im very interested in this case and seeing where it goes.

I called Newegg last week, explained what was going to the CSR about the specs and she escalated it to a Manager who came back with an offer of a 25% partial refund to my credit card or a complete RMA. I chose the former.

Someone else did the same thing and posted it to reddit though so I hear they've since clamped down. Good luck and be nice to the people on the phone.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
11. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 10:32 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 10:20:
Nvidia claim that performance in high VRAM games is fine with framerate drop-off over lower VRAM being only slightly more than the 980, and I would expect any lower end card to drop off faster. I'd like independent benchmarks like this.

Anandtech backed this up too, they basically concluded it was very difficult to trick the optimization Nvidia has done even in benchmarks with heavy VRAM use.

I was happy to get $85 back from Newegg all the same. I hear people are having problems now that word hit reddit about partial refunds though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 09:47 Verno
 
S3 Sleep, who even boots anymore?  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
1. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 09:41 Verno
 
I got a partial refund on my card and got to keep the card itself which is a kickass performer no matter what you label the specs so I'm happy  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
16. Re: Saturday Metaverse Feb 23, 2015, 09:22 Verno
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 02:52:
-How do you know if someone doesn't have a facebook page?

-Just wait a few minutes and they'll tell you.

How do you know if someone has a facebook page?

- pet videos
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
39. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 23, 2015, 09:16 Verno
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 09:05:
I dont get how CS:GO stays up there that long. Im getting the feeling its because of banned hackers that are buying a new one twice a week...

It's just very popular. Low barrier of entry, lots of community additions to the game and its an FPS. Not much else to it.
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 13:54 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 13:52:
No amount of CGI can recreate a good practical explosion. Blowing shit up is truly an art form.

Yeah this is my pet peeve, most CGI explosions are awful. Some films do it well, on a budget so crazy I have to wonder if any money was actually saved vs the alternative. I get why TV shows have to do this stuff but its usually so glaring that I just wish they had written the scene in a different direction, it just takes you right out of it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2015, 13:50 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 12:17:
I don't understand why cities use salt when there are perfect alternatives in sand and other vegetal matter.

The alternatives to salt for battling ice: cheese, beets and ash

Communities seek a substitute for road salt

Road salt alternatives include cheese brine, molasses

It was brought up at one of the local municipality thingies last year and the town looked into it but the cost was prohibitive and availability was also an issue. I don't know if that's the case everywhere but it just wasn't feasible at the time, maybe next year.

I don't know anyone who likes road salt, the dust makes everything look like shit, salt on the cars sucks and the environmental runoff is terrible but we're probably stuck with it for awhile yet.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Winter Patch & Free Community Map Plans
3. Re: Battlefield 4 Winter Patch & Free Community Map Plans Feb 20, 2015, 13:34 Verno
 
Dacron wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 12:50:
Create your own map?

Why not just release the editor.

Oh ya, DLC.

Not likely to ever happen, EA looks at that sort of thing as a threat to future monetization efforts. The excuse that Frostbite is just too complicated to mod was the official party line last time.

It sucks, there were some great custom maps and mods for the older games. Dice has some talented mappers but nothing compares to the creativity of the internet.

I uninstalled the other day, got my moneys worth but realized I'm just not enjoying the newer BF games as much.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online Loyalty Rewards
10. Re: Elder Scrolls Online Loyalty Rewards Feb 20, 2015, 13:12 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 21:20:
So, when we see someone riding this thing in game we can all go, hey look at hay loser who paid over 300 day for a Tiger mount.

For a guy who cries an ocean of tears whenever someone disses a product he likes this is a pretty ridiculous comment to make.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 10:37 Verno
 
I think the problem is more that CGI was invented to help offset the cost of movies and instead has inflated budgets. Of course with hollywood accounting its really difficult to accurately peg where the fault lies. Many CGI/animation companies go under right after a big project when a studio screws them on something so its hard to fault one side or the other in a scenario where they're all fucking each other.

In terms of seeing the effects in films, there are times its done really well and there are times I wish they had used more practical effects or just been less ambitious. Some films seem to use it as a crutch when the director was simply overreaching with his budget or the script calls for things that just aren't practical. Sometimes this works out well but I would say more often than not it doesn't and ends up looking really poorly implemented.

I don't think you really consider that some people just find it jarring by the way. In an entertainment medium where escapism is paramount (heh!) that's not an insignificant factor. The use of CGI certainly isn't going anywhere so people have to suck it up but in their defense I can see how its overuse would annoy people who end up blaming the tool instead of the person wielding it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 20, 2015, 10:16 Verno
 
In the past the winters have been fairly mild so I didn't have to put booties on ours but those days are long gone. I have to say ours really seem to like them too, I can't imagine walking around barefoot in -5 weather either so in retrospect I probably should have been doing it sooner. I've never owned a winter breed, I wonder if people bother with malamutes or huskies.

My buddy can't get his german shepherd to wear them for some reason, she will stomp around and act anxious until he takes them off.

The jewelry commercial is great by the way. Fuckin De Beers, screwing men for eternity.

edit: spelling

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
40. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 20, 2015, 09:59 Verno
 
Yeah I really enjoyed the creepy, oppressive atmosphere that both seemed to ooze. Ben Affleck was terribly miscast but the rest of it was pretty decent I thought. I also enjoyed Event Horizon but most people seem to hate it  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Into the Black Feb 20, 2015, 08:42 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 02:54:
In today's climate of instant media coverage, and mega corporation media ownership why are you people surprised? This shit is worldwide, you can run from it but you can't hide. People are trading their freedoms for security and they are doing it willingly. It doesn't matter that the security threat is overblown way over proportion, most people are living in a fantasy world anyway. Just turn on the tv and see the endless procession of 'reality' TV fantasy and MTV soft porn. We are decaying as a culture, we are devolving as species. We are fucked.

"Things are changing and I'm scared mom!"
 
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