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Homepage http://www.tacticalgamerz.com
Signed On Jul 9, 2009, 18:02
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 4, 2014, 13:14 ^Drag0n^
 
NKD wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 13:11:
Creston wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 13:01:
“Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks,” the Windows 10 preview terms state. “Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage.”

AWESOME!

I knew it all sounded too good to be true.

Don't use a technical preview for anything remotely sensitive if you don't want MS to have that information. As far as I know, this isn't new. They do a TON of automated data collection for tech previews. They rely primarily on this data rather than manually submitted feedback.

Actually, you're absolutely right. The whole idea of a Tech Preview is to perform stability tests and gather information on device/software conditions when instability or a crash occur.

Nothing new.

Been around since Tech Support wanted copies of config.sys and autoexec.bat
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
4. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 4, 2014, 13:11 ^Drag0n^
 
Creston wrote on Oct 4, 2014, 13:01:
“Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks,” the Windows 10 preview terms state. “Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage.”

AWESOME!

I knew it all sounded too good to be true.

No! It's better than that!

Wait.

D'oh.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 4, 2014, 13:10 ^Drag0n^
 
I'm a card-carrying member of the National Mouse Association, DAMMIT!

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News Comments > Free Unreal Tournament Plans
42. Re: Free Unreal Tournament Plans May 9, 2014, 02:07 ^Drag0n^
 
OK nin, I'm confused: you WANT to pay for it? What is the letdown?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 28, 2014, 09:57 ^Drag0n^
 
Those were the days...I Still have my Quake tee shirt from the Quakeworld launch party in NYC. DR lost in an epic way to UA (which I still attribute to the lack of friendly fire being activated for the tourney--FOUL!)

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 28, 2014, 09:50 ^Drag0n^
 
lasers.  
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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
168. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 27, 2014, 00:35 ^Drag0n^
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 03:12:
^Drag0n^ wrote on Mar 26, 2014, 02:58:
Good god, can't Zuckerberg just stop buying things in order to ultimately ruin them? Facebook is becoming to "gaming" what Amazon is to e-tail.

They're going to dominate the market by offering amazing customer service, a selection that essentially covers anything anyone could ever want, and fantastic prices?

I was more referring to how they have effectively killed brick and mortar, and how (unbeknownst to most) their servers run a hefty portion of e-tail that is not even Amazon.com (i.e. server market).

But yeah, admittedly not the best example.

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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
167. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 27, 2014, 00:32 ^Drag0n^
 
Task wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 22:57:
oh... my fucking god, what the flying fuck?

Its not even April Fools...

Fucking Corporations and Capitalism. Let's absorb this company, let's absorb that company. Let's absorb everything until there is one Mega Corporation called "Fuck You and Give Us Money."

Isn't that EA?

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News Comments > 3D Realms Responds to Duke Nukem Lawsuit
15. Re: 3D Realms Responds to Duke Nukem Lawsuit Mar 27, 2014, 00:20 ^Drag0n^
 
****87 years later****

George Broussards' second clone promises "Duke Nukem Survivor" screenshots for GDC 2101, claiming the switch to idTech19 was the event that "turned the corner for the project..."

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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
90. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 03:07 ^Drag0n^
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 25, 2014, 20:48:
I use Facebook, it's not like Al-Qaeda have bought Oculus VR.

Correct.

It's far worse than that.

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News Comments > Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled
88. Re: Facebook Acquires Oculus, Oculus Rift Minecraft Cancelled Mar 26, 2014, 02:58 ^Drag0n^
 
Good god, can't Zuckerberg just stop buying things in order to ultimately ruin them? Facebook is becoming to "gaming" what Amazon is to e-tail.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - R.I.P.D.: The Game
8. Re: Steamships Ahoy - R.I.P.D.: The Game Jul 17, 2013, 23:55 ^Drag0n^
 
Abide.  
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News Comments > Whore of the Orient Raises Cash
17. Re: Whore of the Orient Raises Cash Jun 21, 2013, 22:34 ^Drag0n^
 
What a whoreably misguiding title....  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2013, 10:06 ^Drag0n^
 
The ultimate irony of the XboxOne80 is that in order to use the console offline, an Internet Connection is required to download the day one patch.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jun 20, 2013, 09:52 ^Drag0n^
 
Living 2 miles from them, and having several friends that work/worked there....I call "bullshit."  
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Jun 18, 2013, 15:46 ^Drag0n^
 
NPD has been irrelevant for years now. Not even taking into account mobile platform digital downloads, the likes of Steam, Aplle's App store, GMG, XBL, Google Play, and the Playstation marketplace made it all but impossible to determine true volume sales, never mind market trends in terms of media of choice or platform-specific popularity/market share by dollars and through-sells of SKUs.

Basically, there is no way to really know how any particular publisher is doing, other than trying to apply data forensics to what little data they give the public.

This probably screws the developers more than anyone else, though. No way to prove unit sales in a public forum.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
31. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 7, 2013, 09:48 ^Drag0n^
 
The one business this is guaranteed to Blitzkrieg is the one I actually use: Redbox Videogame Rentals.

So ass, MS. So very ass.

^D^
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2013, 09:42 ^Drag0n^
 
I retort with a media PC/Roku and CBS.com's video on demand section. No DVR required. I don't think my wife and I ever watch a show during it's initial airing.  
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News Comments > Evening Q&As
15. Re: Evening Q&As Mar 14, 2013, 01:51 ^Drag0n^
 
SV_AIM 0

Anything else is for children.
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: System Shock 2 Modification Guide Feb 20, 2013, 15:20 ^Drag0n^
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 20, 2013, 14:09:
J wrote on Feb 20, 2013, 10:15:
Rattlehead wrote on Feb 20, 2013, 10:14:
Study: Gamers have more control over their dreams…

It's kind of weird because I used to have lucid dreams all the time and I would also have super powers (mostly telekinesis), but now when I have lucid dreams I try to use those super powers and they don't work.

Download the latest patch

Have you had surgery recently? Maybe that's caused the DRM (Dream Rights Management) to mistake the change in your hardware configuration with the dreams being run on a whole other body. Contact your dream supplier and ask them to deactivate the previous configuration and you should then be able to reactivate your dreams next time you sleep.

You're both off. It not a patch or DRM, he just didn't buy the latest DLC, so his system is now incompatible with other gamers.
 
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