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Signed On Oct 16, 2009, 20:41
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Rogue Pre-Purchases
3. Re: Assassin's Creed Rogue Pre-Purchases Feb 7, 2015, 12:35 ForgedReality
 
Sempai wrote on Feb 7, 2015, 11:15:
Nope.

Fuck. I came here to say exactly that.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Feb 7, 2015, 12:33 ForgedReality
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 7, 2015, 11:45:
Um, wtf Samsung? Not that I buy their shit anyway but that only helps reinforce why I don't want stuff from them and Apple to begin with.

Heh, QFT....

"I believe communications companies may have been having improper influence on this committee. I'd like to see their communications, meetings with company representatives, and any documents in their possession."

sigh ...

Tinfoil hat time, I guess.

The wording in the EULA is fairly obvious that it is only recording and transmitting things when the voice command is activated. It's saying, "we will transmit things you say directly to the TV in the context of a command, if you put personal information into the command, it may be transmitted", not "we will record passive conversations".

It's no different than google transmitting your search results to third parties, and I guarantee other manufacturers who make TVs with similar voice command features note a similar thing in their EULA.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 6, 2015, 13:59 ForgedReality
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 6, 2015, 10:24:
If I were a Comcast customer I'd hope for the "Asshole" bill, you get this:

Last week, we wrote about a Comcast customer whose first name was changed to “Asshole” on a bill. Comcast apologized to the customer and offered a full refund for the previous two years and two years of service at no charge.

Worth it! $2400 in cash and your next $2400 free, value.

Jesus. Your Comcast bill is that high? Mine isn't even $80 and I have 105mbit.


But hey! Maybe the merger will make everything all better! </sarcasm>
 
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News Comments > D.I.C.E. Award Winners
17. Re: D.I.C.E. Award Winners Feb 6, 2015, 13:48 ForgedReality
 
Well, to be fair, it was a pretty weak year...  
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News Comments > PC Assassin's Creed Rogue Next Month
8. Re: PC Assassin's Creed Rogue Next Month Feb 5, 2015, 21:24 ForgedReality
 
"Sir, Rogue PC sold like shit!"

"Those damned pirates! Always ruining our profits from our high quality products!"

If only they pulled their heads outta their ass and realized the real reason why we don't buy their garbage.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Feb 5, 2015, 00:01 ForgedReality
 
How the hell is Creative still around? Nobody needs a soundcard anymore.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 4, 2015, 12:14 ForgedReality
 
Wait... IBM still exists? :O  
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News Comments > Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics
18. Re: Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics Feb 4, 2015, 12:13 ForgedReality
 
BitWraith wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:48:
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:35:
Valve seems to be getting into all kinds of things and not finish anything before jump on the other.
-Steam controller
-Steam OS
-Steam graphics API
-Steam VR
Lots of potential "game changer" and huge plans but everything seem to get abandoned after a few months when the hype settles.
I am waiting for Valve to announce the next big thing in mobile gaming a Valve tablet or something. Than a few months later they will just forget about it and announce the ground breaking new tech in sound technology for pc gamers.

Those things are all tied together - one project, not many.

Well, he left out Half-Life 3. Let's face it: that fucker's never happening.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Reinstates Far Cry 4 Keys
25. Re: Ubisoft Reinstates Far Cry 4 Keys Feb 3, 2015, 17:21 ForgedReality
 
Vladdo wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 19:21:
Kinda the last thing ubisoft need right now is for gamers to think.. oh.. that's a ubisoft game.. no thanks..

...I thought everyone already did that...
 
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News Comments > New Condemned Game Possibilities Explored
6. Re: New Condemned Game Possibilities Explored Feb 2, 2015, 13:30 ForgedReality
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 12:45:
2 games is hardly a franchise. And I don't recall either one of them.

Holy shit how do you not remember Condemned: Criminal Origins? It was very unique for its day and stood out as a well done, refreshing style game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRq18fsCoYQ
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Mods Blocked
15. Re: Dying Light Mods Blocked Feb 2, 2015, 12:29 ForgedReality
 
Welp, this game is officially dead to PC gamers.

edit - had they actually done this intentionally... (I didn't read all the comments XD)
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 1, 2015, 16:16 ForgedReality
 
I only wish the Steam version had offered the free game choices that Rockstar offered. Nobody wants to play San Andreas again.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Persistent Universe Presentation; Funding Hits $71M
16. Re: Star Citizen Persistent Universe Presentation; Funding Hits $71M Jan 28, 2015, 15:32 ForgedReality
 
So yeah. What's the stretch goal where this actually becomes a game? $986 billion?

See you all in Half-Life 3!
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 27, 2015, 10:37 ForgedReality
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 20:38:
And don't gimme 4K or "future-proof". The current gen of GPUs are not really made for 4K gaming yet. We're barely at the point where a modern GPU can manage 1080p with all the bells and whistles, 1440p if you remove the whistles...

Really? I've been gaming at 2304x1440 for more than a decade, with all the "bells and whistles," and I'm still on a 580 which runs basically everything at max with excellent framerates. Barely to the point where we can do 1080p? Please. 1080p has been low resolution to me for fucking ever. Maybe newer games are less optimized or have higher system requirements, but don't pin that on the low-ass resolution we've been stuck at for a gazillion years.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Video; Previews
8. Re: The Witcher III Video; Previews Jan 26, 2015, 19:23 ForgedReality
 
Pretty weak facial animations. Is everyone in this game made of stone or something?  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
15. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 25, 2015, 20:40 ForgedReality
 
Slick wrote on Jan 25, 2015, 20:35:
Fletch wrote on Jan 25, 2015, 18:42:
Comcast just doesn't want you dumping their cable TV for less-expensive internet streaming (although Comcast wasn't specifically mentioned in the article).

That said, I've been with Comcast for 12+ (?) years, and every time they've been able to raise my bandwidth, they have done so without raising my rate. Just 2-3 weeks ago, I was happy at 30Mbps. And then, one day, I was getting 60Mbps, and I usually get the full 7.5ish MBps when d/ling or streaming. When I first joined Comcast, I was lucky to get anywhere near the 5Mbps I was paying for. Comcast may be evil to the rest of the civilized world, but they've been the bee's knees for me.

i had them for 2 months, and the raised me from 25 to 50, then were going to raise it again to 105 a few months later, but i cut the cord to go with centurylink.

even when we get a great deal, i think the underlying issue is competition. that chart is crazy, 3 out of 4 americans don't have a choice in broadband provider. madness. monopolies/duo-polies whathaveyou aren't good for everyone.

even though there are some benefits, like getting free speed boosts, their practises put more people out of business, and don't serve where they're needed. Steam is a virtual monopoly on PC gaming (indy in particular) and their sales are great. however it comes at the cost of reduced competition, where an indy studio selling their own game through their own portal will be overlooked because it's "not on steam". i know this analogy isn't great, but it's a gamer forum, whatever.

That analogy is terrible, actually. There's nothing stopping some other company or group from creating their own games portal. Steam is just really fucking great at what it does, and it would take a lot for a competitor to offer real competition. Broadband is completely different. There are things stopping someone new from entering the fray. That's an actual monopoly.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
12. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 25, 2015, 20:01 ForgedReality
 
Fletch wrote on Jan 25, 2015, 18:42:
Comcast just doesn't want you dumping their cable TV for less-expensive internet streaming (although Comcast wasn't specifically mentioned in the article).

That said, I've been with Comcast for 12+ (?) years, and every time they've been able to raise my bandwidth, they have done so without raising my rate. Just 2-3 weeks ago, I was happy at 30Mbps. And then, one day, I was getting 60Mbps, and I usually get the full 7.5ish MBps when d/ling or streaming. When I first joined Comcast, I was lucky to get anywhere near the 5Mbps I was paying for. Comcast may be evil to the rest of the civilized world, but they've been the bee's knees for me.

Yeah, my 50 just went up to 105 with no rate increase. I call that awesome, even if they don't have any competition.

I tried out CenturyLink DSL for like two weeks, parallel to my Comcast. It was dismal. They called it 40mbit but I didn't get that much, and it would have meant my cable modem and router would go to waste, since the DSL modem they provided had a router integrated. They fucked up my first bill, and then they had me down for double what they promised me on the new subscriber promo. I've never been fucked around with like that with Comcast. I was eager to cancel them.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
11. Re: Sunday Metaverse Jan 25, 2015, 19:58 ForgedReality
 
Rhett wrote on Jan 25, 2015, 17:48:
You can't even come close to streaming at 15Mbps, and it's what, 2015? I find that absolutely ridiculous.

You know what's even worse? I got a notice from Time-Warner in my last bill that they're raising prices again. Another $1/month for cable modem rental, even. Probably just gonna buy one at this point.

They keep raising prices for no good freakin' reason. Just because they can.

No idea why you wouldn't buy one straight away. It's pointless to rent their bullshit, low-end modems that can't even deliver what they promise.. And you're constantly PAYING them for that. A decent modem that is better than what they provide is what, fifty bucks? Maybe 100 for the top end. That's not a huge investment, considering you're going to be paying more than that every year just to rent one.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 25, 2015, 19:52 ForgedReality
 
I didn't want San Andreas (because it's old as fuck and I would not play it), so I ordered from Rockstar so I could pick a game. I don't give a shit about Steamworks that won't even really be integrated in the first place...  
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