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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. May 2, 2014, 11:28 Verno
 
Julio wrote on May 2, 2014, 10:29:
I have to agree with their former community manager, though he should have known better. It's not safe to express your personal opinion with your name attached. Groupthink is required by employers and society today.

You can disagree with racism, and still be against what's happened with Sterling.

It's not about groupthink, it's that expressing your opinion has consequences and this isn't anything new, the internet just makes it more apparent. If I express bizarre political views at work, it will have consequences for me at the office. Likewise if I try to defend a bigots ability to express his opinion this might also reflect poorly on me by association. Again nothing new. This guy absolutely has a right to defend Sterling and his employer has a right to fire him for potentially damaging their brand by association with a controversial opinion.

If you are associated with a public brand then you should really be smart enough to understand that your comments might reflect on it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
10. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 2, 2014, 10:04 Verno
 
Classic Theme Restorer fixed any issues I have with the new update and it feels quite a bit faster than Chrome to boot.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization May 2, 2014, 10:03 Verno
 
Google Now for Android will automatically remember where you parked.

Gives you the info it already has!
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November
11. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November May 2, 2014, 09:52 Verno
 
Well, this is the first Sledgehammer one and it had a 3 year dev cycle so it'll be interesting to see how it ends up.  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. May 2, 2014, 09:33 Verno
 
What a great community manager, hahahah.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November
6. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in November May 2, 2014, 09:31 Verno
 
Kevin Spacey as a villain is gold though, come on fellas.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse May 1, 2014, 13:08 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on May 1, 2014, 12:51:
How many of you email your elected reps to gripe about this stuff?

You don't email your rep if you want anything done, you go to their office and bitch in person. In this case you need an office of a senator BTW, not a congressional rep. The leadership of the commission is appointed anyway so not like complaining will likely do much but I'm sure people have.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse May 1, 2014, 12:45 Verno
 
FCC chairman is a douchebag who doesn't understand the long term ramifications of what he's doing.

So basically hes a government employee.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation May 1, 2014, 12:39 Verno
 
Creston wrote on May 1, 2014, 11:24:
Oh Sony... When are you going to learn to put out an update that just WORKS?

There's always a small percentage of users who have issues with these things, it's just the nature of the beast.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation May 1, 2014, 09:19 Verno
 
The parent company (Sony) really flubbed physical media vs streaming despite several opportunities to shore up that side of the business. Outside of the videogames division Sony reacts to market changes like they're mired in quicksand, it really shows the need for having a leader with some vision.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 30, 2014, 15:36 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 15:03:
Excitingly, the voice commands you can use with the system will be updated. Unlike Xbox One, you don't need the PlayStation Camera to use voice commands, but we found the options to be quite lacking at launch.

Wtf? The PS4 is a Spybox as well?

No, you have to hook up a mic and turn on the voice commands to use them.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II
45. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II Apr 30, 2014, 15:34 Verno
 
Echoing the fail sentiment. Dark Souls is one game that demands that you learn to play, the game does not fuck around and pat you on the ass with forced exposition and a massive tutorial.

Evolve or GTFO, the game gives no shits Devilish
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2014, 12:47 Verno
 
Speaking of Kings, another show I really enjoyed that got shitcanned despite being brilliant was Kings on NBC. If anyone hasn't seen that then now is the time, I'm sure its on Netflix or etc  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 30, 2014, 12:41 Verno
 
Linksil wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 11:59:
This is a complaint I really don't get. Even playing games that seem to need to be played in a darker room(infamous on dusk levels), I've never had a problem with the light bar.

Depends on where/how you sit, if your TV is glossy or matte, etc.

My complaint is slightly more practical, I just think its a waste of battery power. Before someone says "but its LED!!!", the LED in that thing is so bright they put a heavy dimmer in front of it. I get far better battery life when I'm using the DS4 on the PC with the lightbar turned off as well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2014, 11:01 Verno
 
Shineyguy wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 09:16:
Yeah, I liked the show as well. Was just starting to heat up and find it's groove in the story line.

Sigh, another good show to bite the dust. Just like Life. I loved that damned show. At least it made it two seasons.

Life was a really interesting quirky twist on the usual procedural fluff, I used to watch it with my father when I would visit, it was his favorite show. He was really pissed off when they cancelled it and put some other predictable/boring show in its place. The networks and their audience love dumbed down, comfort food TV way too much, its why all of the innovation is going to cable (ok that and nudity/swearing).
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 30, 2014, 10:51 Verno
 
Julio wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 09:28:
Blu-ray is healthy enough, the problems are:
-Lack of content being upgraded to the format
-Overpriced when movies are released, then pricing drops dramatically to a proper level
-The DVD format still being used (and sometimes exclusively) for new content

Streaming visual quality can't keep up with Bluray. Add in bandwidth caps and lack of ISP investment in infrastructure and Bluray has a healthy future.

Bluray sales are pretty healthy around here but yeah on release they tend to be like $30 and most people understandably balk at those prices. By the time they come down to sane levels they're already hitting streaming networks. Hollywood shooting itself in the foot yet again.
 
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Sells 15M
3. Re: PC Minecraft Sells 15M Apr 30, 2014, 10:44 Verno
 
Omni wrote on Apr 30, 2014, 09:51:
This game just keeps going, fucking amazing notch said no to EA when they wanted to buy him out. I mean if this was sold to EA there would but no mod support and then would already have made 50 dlc.

I didn't know EA had made an offer but it doesn't surprise me. Did a little googling on it.

From an article quoting an EA guy talking about how Minecraft really needs Origin and EA to manage it:

ďAs somebody who has had to reinstall Windows on my sonís computer after he attempted to install Mod Manager on that machine, thereís a lot of value to be provided for the customer in making Minecraft and its mods and installations something thatís a more commercial and predictable product."

Hahah. EA is just fucking sleaze sometimes, seriously that's rich.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 30, 2014, 10:43 Verno
 
I read the Outbox thing last night, very interesting article. I've had very little but spam in my mailbox for the past five years so I would be all for something like that, shame that our tax dollars are being used to fund the modern equivalent of the milkman.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2014, 09:06 Verno
 
Fox Cancels ĎAlmost Humaní.

Fuuuuck, it was actually pretty good and just needed a bit of time to find an audience. Networks have no patience these days, you're a hit off the bat or you're done like dinner. To be fair though Urban had been talking about how he wanted to go back to film because the TV schedule meant he hadn't really seen his family for 6 months.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 30, 2014, 09:04 Verno
 
Where is game system standby and resume? Exporting video to a USB drive, wtf? Is this 2006? Get a Youtube upload app going already. Didn't see anything about simple things like friends notifications either. I'm still waiting on the app SDK they were talking about pre-launch too.

The Xbox One is a total mess but at least on the software side of things Microsoft is iterating quickly.
 
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