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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > More Fallout 4 Speculation
15. Re: More Fallout 4 Speculation May 11, 2015, 14:23 Verno
 
Yeah thats how I felt about FO3 vs NV. FO3 had great exploration, lots of cool little touches and stuff to find. NV had better writing and quests, some of them very complex.  
Playing: XCOM 2, Diablo 3
Watching: American Crime, Regression
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Sales Disappoint
6. Re: Alien: Isolation Sales Disappoint May 11, 2015, 09:37 Verno
 
It was a pretty good stealth game but it definitely overstays its welcome. I don't think many gamers really want a stealth game set in the Alien universe either, they want the chest pounding colonial marine type stuff.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: PS4 and Xbox One 8GB memory is 'enough to last this gen,' says ex-Naughty Dog dev. May 11, 2015, 09:29 Verno
 
The weak Jaguar cores on the other hand, not so much.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
22. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 11, 2015, 09:27 Verno
 
Saying something is a fact and demonstrating are two different things but I'll let JD dispute what he wants to, I'm not really interested in the particulars. I was just pointing out that an opinion and a fact are two different things. The former can contain the latter but arguing on a factual basis is problematic without demonstration.

And since this is off page one I'm done checking anyway
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
20. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 11, 2015, 09:20 Verno
 
Red wrote on May 9, 2015, 16:33:
"In my world, broadband is incredibly competitive," Marcus said.

Is this true for any blues readers? I always find this kind of remark baffling. Granted, I've only lived in Texas, but here, there is never more than 1 single broadband provider for a particular address. Sometimes there are 0. The sole exception is the newly launched but quite limited Google Gigabit in parts of Austin.

It depends on the markets, in the cities you can have 1-3 big companies and a few resellers/independents. In rural areas its basically like one company if you're lucky. Government subsidies were supposed to go into broadband development/infrastructure but instead went to building cellphone networks.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
19. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 11, 2015, 09:09 Verno
 
Axis wrote on May 10, 2015, 15:55:
Facts don't need links, backup, or otherwise.

It's not a fact if it can't be demonstrated or verified.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2015, 09:00 Verno
 
That jumping video is some pretty solid darwin award winner material.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 May 11, 2015, 08:59 Verno
 
Witcher 3 release window is good, I'm almost wrapped up with Bloodborne and GTA Online is pissing me off with its various loads and wonkiness so I think I'll just hop into that.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 7, 2015, 14:57 Verno
 
It's really just going to bring their efficiency in line with current Nvidia offerings. I'm happy AMD is around to keep Nvidia honest but I feel like their APUs are the only area they're really excelling at this point.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 7, 2015, 13:58 Verno
 
I was talking about the mid range which is the core of the market. But considering we have no idea what the performance hierarchy will shake out like and that AMD is famous for months long paper launches I'm not too excited for the 390 until there is something to go on. HBM seems promising but we just don't know enough about the actual specs of the card yet.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 GotY Free Upgrade
3. Re: Wasteland 2 GotY Free Upgrade May 7, 2015, 09:34 Verno
 
Great game, really happy to see some combat rebalancing though. Really awesome of them to offer this as a free upgrade.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 7, 2015, 09:33 Verno
 
With Belicheat in charge I'm never surprised at Patriots news. That said I've heard enough about Toms balls to last a lifetime

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 7, 2015, 09:15 Verno
 
Wait til they decrypt peoples porn collections, they'll be busy for years  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 7, 2015, 09:13 Verno
 
Really disappointing, another channel dump and some rebadges on the mid range. Not going with Freesync as a standard feature across the board sucks. The annoyances and limitations with it are bad enough, now we have to worry about adoption as mid range cards are going out to OEMs without the feature. I know they had a ton of inventory left to dump but this is sad. Also lol at yet another 7850 rebadge, AMD is becoming a parody of itself.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift in Q1 2016
41. Re: Oculus Rift in Q1 2016 May 6, 2015, 13:50 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2015, 13:23:

The OR fundamentally changes your experience for a rather large subset of games: racing & driving sims, flight sims, space sims, and FP horror games. And it also seems to adapt well to FP RPG and adventure games that focus more on exploration and don't require the twitch reactions of FPSs. I view it as a strong niche product like joysticks or driving wheels which change and improve how you play certain kinds of games. These have been with us for decades. The OR is less like gimmicky products like kinect which can't die soon enough.

Exactly, well said. That's just how it integrates into existing ideas about gaming too, theres a lot of potential for unique experiences you can't have elsewhere. Previous iterations of VR couldn't really pull that off because the tech was so immature and there were essentially no build tools. It'll be interesting to see what devs come up with when they aren't constrained by designs for existing devices. It's undoubtedly going to be rocky at first but I'm very hopeful for the future.
 
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News Comments > New NFS This Fall; No Mirror's Edge & Titanfall Sequels Before 2016
22. Re: New NFS This Fall; No Mirror's Edge & Titanfall Sequels Before 2016 May 6, 2015, 13:45 Verno
 
This is pretty much how I feel about EA. I criticize what needs to be criticized but they have developers who make games I like and I'm not going to miss out on just because EA owns them. I enjoy the Battlefield series despite other people's opinions. I voted against Hardline by not buying it though and so did many others. But Hardline isn't going to stop be from buying the next true Battlefield a
Sequel or Battlefront or Mirror's Edge 2 because I love the first game and honestly I think I may go back and play it again now hat I mention it.

Exactly. I play videogames, I don't play publishers. I've already punished EA for past bad behavior by skipping out on several of their games anyway. At some point the past is the past and you have to move on. I'm not missing out on a great game that I want just because some random chucklehead on the internet has his panties in a twist about it. Why should I give a shit what anyone thinks of Mirror's Edge? I like it and I'm gonna buy it.

 
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News Comments > GOG Galaxy Beta
14. Re: GOG Galaxy Beta May 6, 2015, 10:56 Verno
 
Got my invite a few weeks ago, I'm a little exhausted on the various clients for everything though. Glad to see they're keeping it optional.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift in Q1 2016
14. Re: Oculus Rift in Q1 2016 May 6, 2015, 10:52 Verno
 
Dagnamit wrote on May 6, 2015, 10:21:
no interest in this. I'm still waiting for magic and wrestling to become real.

Oculus Rift Wrestlemania 2016, shit just got real
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront to Support Dolby Atmos
4. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront to Support Dolby Atmos May 6, 2015, 10:27 Verno
 
Too expensive right now, just the receivers alone are nuts.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 6, 2015, 10:05 Verno
 
I don't understand why people always want these ginormous TVs. I actually scaled down from 42" to a 32". Not that it gets a lot of use to begin with.

I don't sit like 5 feet away from my TV, 32" wouldn't cut it. I have a big living room and more than one person watches the TV from different angles. 55" is the norm now, manufacturers are slowing down on 50" stuff and anything below that you get start getting into reduced feature sets, worse panels and etc.

I have yet to see an LCD that has the color quality and contrast of my 5 year old plasma TV. I too will be sad to see it go...

Yeah same here. This Sony comes close and even surpasses it in some respects but I still prefer the plasma for sports and gaming.
 
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