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Signed On Feb 3, 2010, 00:00
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
28. Re: Alienware's Nov 22, 2014, 07:39 NetHead
 
..This runs their proprietary..."

And I don't give a shit and hope it burns in hell.

Really how many idiots are out there willing to support this kind of crap, the industries runaway success is what it is thanks to its openness. Buy any part anywhere from anyone and plug it in.

I'm sure it would be so much better paying an already overpriced brand to be locked in so they can jack up their prices even further.

Who falls for this crap...oh nevermind.

Also, "PC Gaming Console" where to begin with that. The only thing needed to make a "PC Gaming Console" is software...
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
49. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 13:48 NetHead
 
Wow that's pretty horrendous on their part, screwing over the people who were most keen to support them and their vision, which they reneged on.

I was somewhat looking forward to giving it a go, single player (as in offline) at some point, though the more I find out about the game and the people behind it the less I want to do with it.

I think it would be quite ironic and somewhat fitting if the jilted backers DDOS the hell out of this.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P)
9. Re: Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P) Nov 11, 2014, 20:41 NetHead
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 20:13:
I just want grappling hook + parachute and a new world to destroy with prettier graphics Anything beyond that is gravy!

Not to forget a way to shoot out multiple grappling hooks that are virtually indestructible, even if it's a mod again.

Just Cause 2 became exponentially more fun with that mod, attaching cars to planes, planes to building or the floor, using a chopper to airlift the enemies cars and drop them on their friends. Countless people and things strung up as if a metal spider man had rampaged through the area.

Thanks to that mod it was the most chaotic fun I can remember having.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity
24. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity Nov 11, 2014, 12:00 NetHead
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 11:35:
$70? Suck my balls. See you on a deep sale next year in that case.

There isn't a game in the world I would pay that kind of money to play, let alone yet another Assassin's Creed game.

Maybe if it was some complete collectors edition of an entire series like all The Witcher games or Elder Scrolls games with boxes, maps, manuals etc, DRM free, then maybe, otherwise they can take their $70 micro-transaction sucking P.O.S and shove it.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Free DLC Plans
2. Re: The Witcher III Free DLC Plans Nov 6, 2014, 14:12 NetHead
 
As expected.

It's quite nice and rare these days to say that about a game/developer/publisher in a positive way.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2014, 20:18 NetHead
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 19:52:
Classify the basterds as common carriers under Title II!!

Either that or use eminent domain to "buy" all the infrastructure, then open it up to open competition to whomever wanted to rent bandwidth from the gov't and offer a service.

Then put all profit from leasing said infrastructure into improving and expanding it, especially in areas so far neglected. Oh wait, that's commie-socialist talk, move along.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Adds Pools
3. Re: The Sims 4 Adds Pools Nov 4, 2014, 20:09 NetHead
 
I would bet pretty much anything that had there not been so many stating the obvious that they would later add pools as a paid for addon, then they would be doing exactly that right now.

Though I doubt anyone, playing this or not, will thank all the "whiners" for nipping in the bud EA's nonsense, at least on this occasion.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 4, 2014, 09:54 NetHead
 
BitWraith wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 09:40:
"Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability"

Greed?

To be more specific I would have said corruption, just because one legalises corruption doesn't mean it stops being corruption.

Something that's made me scoff a few times when such a country points at others with claims of corruption.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $59M
32. Re: Star Citizen at $59M Oct 29, 2014, 23:30 NetHead
 
Dev wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 17:24:
Creston wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 14:32:
the FPS module isnít an asideÖ itís a fully featured game in and of itself

Great...? I know that when everyone was clamoring for more space games, what they all REALLY meant was "There aren't enough FPS games out there, we need them IN our space games too!"


No worries, it will be a fantastic FPS with an arcade game inside it that will be a space Sim. J/k
Seriously, that's how I feel, that they are focusing on MMO aspects and things like micro transactions and kitchen sinks, rather than the fracking single player space game I backed for!

I normally don't bother adding my own noise to the cacophony in Star Citizen funding posts, but what you mention is exactly what I normally end up wondering and it's pretty sad.

The only thing I cared about with Star Citizen, the only reason I almost threw money at it and was in any way excited was over the thought of a good, solid, single player space sim/shooter/smuggler/etc. I wouldn't mind if they added co-op or even multiplayer to it after completing the singleplayer aspect, hell Starlancer was absolutely great co-op, though instead now all you hear about is things that conveniently would allow them to make more money from this. Persistent this, online that, micro that and some of those goals for $1,000,000.00 make me roll my eyes.

Even the video I watched about the single player side recently continually went on about multiplayer related aspects, it's also the only news I've seen about the single player game. I don't go hunting for the stuff but that said quite a bit in itself that the only news that made it far enough to get to me only went on about multiplayer.

I think it's pretty sad, both because I'm only interested in a singleplayer space sim and that no doubt there are many who funded it for that very reason.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 29, 2014, 22:46 NetHead
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 20:20:
Youtube now with up to 2x as much buffering pauses more likely...

Ha, thought I'd have a look at one and it didn't seem like the frame rate was anything out of the ordinary, so I downloaded it to make sure, the 720p version was 24 fps which is exactly nothing out of the ordinary.

So I thought I'd check another, had to choose between BF and TF, so went with BS, I mean BF. The 720p version doesn't even work, it just loads forever, so I downloaded it an it turns out to be 30fps (29.970) so much for it even having "60 FPS" in the name. Oh and after all that the 720p for that video is still pretending to load, endlessly (it works in the HTML5 player but flash is just sat there). Then checked the TF video also, was 30 fps, exactly.

So either the videos I'm seeing in my browser on my side and the files I'm downloading are different or these idiots know as much about video as they do about website design.

I've watched 60 fps videos before and it's clearly noticeable and pleasant, it feels very easy or effortless on the eyes, is the best way I can describe it.

Meanwhile games are going on about how 30fps is "cinematic" and "aesthetics" and puuuukkkee.... (sorry, I'm tired and PR nonsense is not high on my list of things to tolerate right now)
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Capcom Revenue and Profit Falls .... Oct 29, 2014, 14:02 NetHead
 
You mean things like charging for on disc at release DLC isn't making them filthy rich? Shocking.  
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News Comments > Crusader: No Remorse Free on Origin
15. Re: Crusader: No Remorse Free on Origin Oct 29, 2014, 13:10 NetHead
 
Darks wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 11:29:
jomisab wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 11:24:
I don't understand either. What are the downsides to just having an Origin account?

There is none, they are just being asses about it.

raises hand/ Asshole reporting sir.

You're surrounded by assholes.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation - Corporate Lockdown Released
9. Re: Alien: Isolation - Corporate Lockdown Released Oct 28, 2014, 14:45 NetHead
 
ldonyo wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 14:11:
This is why there is no point in getting a game until the everything edition is released, unless all the DLC is going to be free.

The whole "everything edition" really is something to consider, with some games it's blatantly obvious that one should wait for that. Then sometimes, even worse, it seems like they've literally chosen a part to remove from the game only to add back in later.

There are many big and AAA games I simply skip because of the inevitable DLC and right now the only such game I'm even considering paying for before the "everything edition" is The Witcher 3 because they'll probably release extras for free (again) so I may as well give them a sale sooner.

The whole DLC thing lately is so shallow and moneygrubbing compared to expansions of old which added more to something that is already complete rather than filling a gap which may have been deliberate or just adding some map/level which may not even mesh with the original content.
 
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com?
49. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com? Oct 28, 2014, 10:27 NetHead
 
nin wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 10:04:
WHOO!

http://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_tie_fighter_special_edition
http://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_xwing_special_edition

At those prices they can keep it.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
11. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer Oct 25, 2014, 10:23 NetHead
 
rjdriver wrote on Oct 25, 2014, 06:19:
Looks very intriguing. Wish they offered a first person view option.

I've never felt the need for first person in the Witcher games, the combat just isn't suited to it, I'd even say the combat would need major changes (including the enemies of course) with first person view in mind to make that an option to the detriment of the third person view combat, combat overall and style they have so far in the series.

 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Specs; Trailer
15. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Specs; Trailer Oct 24, 2014, 08:59 NetHead
 
Saboth wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 21:21:
"that the locked resolution and frame rate on both consoles weren't made "to account for any one system."

We should believe that? Due Xbone being underpowered, apparently they want to pile on the bs that 1080p and 60 fps is unachievable.

Ubisoft and Microsoft are apparently in bed together, to a small extent, in regards with Assassin's Creed Unity (some marketing thing). This is far from the first example of Ubisoft doing this, gimping games on other platforms including the PC. It's all matching and lending weight to a questionable claim on reddit that Microsoft was causing Ubisoft to limit games on other systems for the sake of the Xbox One.

I'm sure anyone with half a brain at Ubisoft, or any company making games, knows even Solitare is better at 60 frames per second rather than 30 and any claims of it effecting aesthetics or style are simply PR bullshit and outright lies, which is why there was first a bunch of other excuses before they settled on this aesthetics/cinematic etc one.

It might also be in their interest to get people to believe this nonsense, because then they might only have to optimise for the Xbox One somewhat safe in the knowledge that it will run well with those settings on the more powerful platforms (all others targeted essentially).

At this point I can't resist spitting out some of my own general vitriol. It's a little sad to see how many people actually fall for or even defend this 30 frames per second nonsense that's being spewed out, even here at Blue's I saw people going on about it. It is not up for debate that anything interactive is better at 60fps rather than 30fps without effecting aesthetics, no more than if the Earth is flat. How much better can depend on what's being displayed but it's always better, without exception, period.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 21, 2014, 15:21 NetHead
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 14:15:
No one remembers Bill Gates saying it, either.

Yup, because he didn't.

Also jdreyer I think you may be looking at this wrong. Apple knows that more RAM is needed in time, it's also a cheap thing to add. So Apple does what it does best, here it's preventing people doing easy and cheap upgrades so Apple can sell models with more RAM for far more than they're worth. Just another day for Apple practices.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen CitizenCon Trailers
5. Re: Star Citizen CitizenCon Trailers Oct 16, 2014, 12:07 NetHead
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 11:32:
I find it absolutely hilarious that they have already had conventions for an unreleased / unfinished game.

Maybe fundraiser would be a more apt name?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 15, 2014, 13:33 NetHead
 
garrywong wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 10:14:
Has there ever been a better reason to use adblock? Does any user tech-literate enough not run adblock?

I usually only allow ads if they are hosted by the site in question with few exceptions, and do not flash/distract and are no more complicated than an image.

If they require external/third-party scripts, to bad. If the ad content/images are hosted by a third-party (advertiser) which could be targeted for malicious mass distribution, to bad. I won't see them.

Even on Blues, a great site, I don't see ads because I won't allow 3rd-party scripts etc. I check every now and then and see scripts and images hosted on something like intergi.com (or whatever) and no thanks. Meanwhile, perhaps ironically, I allow ads on far more "questionable" sites and I click on those ads every time I open them even if the search result is empty, I even click a link or two on the opened site to help avoid seeming like some kind of ad-click-bot.

Guess I'm just a stubborn freak when it comes to these things.

These days it seems online advertising is more annoying and often more risky than the mandatory ad-clicking those direct download warez sites of a bygone past used to do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 15, 2014, 10:09 NetHead
 
Verno wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 09:24:
Crytek 'open' to bringing Ryse to PS4.

Looks like they've buried their relationship with Microsoft after they got refused funding on Ryse 2.

At this rate they'll soon be hocking it on street corners like a crack.....

As far as I know Ryse was a flop, so Crytek pushing it so hard just begs more questions. The older Ryse gets and the less people want it the harder Crytek pushes it, are we seeing some king of death-throes from Crytek here.

If they do sink while clinging for life to this brick called Ryse I think Homer Simpson would sum it up best.
 
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