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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2014, 12:37 Jivaro
May 1, 2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron
July 17, 2015: Ant-Man
May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War
Nov. 4, 2016: Doctor Strange
May 5, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2
July 28, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok
Nov. 3, 2017: Black Panther
May 4, 2018: Avengers: Infinity War Part I
July 6, 2018: Captain Marvel
Nov. 2, 2018: Inhumans
May 3, 2019: Avengers: Infinity War Part II

(short, text-only version of the Marvel Phase 3 announcement)
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2014, 12:34 Jivaro
wtf_man wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 10:45:
PS4 Finally Gets YouTube App

Not real happy with the fact that you have to sign in to PSN just to watch videos. The fricken datamining needs to stop!

Create a second Youtube account specifically for the PS4. Google/Youtube will know it's you if you use the same email address but PSN will only have access to the account you link.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2014, 21:42 Jivaro
Verno wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 15:36:
Yeah Jivaro, I'm pretty sure they had a breach and just aren't telling people. I had my password compromised which is pretty much impossible considering I use 2 factor + 13 character generated passwords with KeePass on a thumb drive.

They haven't admitted it a breach in their emails to me so far....but they aren't acting surprised either. None of that "check your other accounts, you may have been hacked" type of stuff that sites usually include either. Oh well, at least whomever it is seems to only be playing with the blue coins.
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on
75. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on Oct 28, 2014, 18:08 Jivaro
75 comments in and nobody has made a Star Citizen joke yet. I am disappointed.

edit: On second thought, I will keep my sarcasm to myself.

This comment was edited on Oct 28, 2014, 18:15.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2014, 15:32 Jivaro
Out of curiosity, has anyone else had their Gamersgate account accessed lately? Twice in the last two days, despite changing my password, someone has used my blue coins to make minor purchases. Gamersgate has issued refunds, and quickly I might add, but it is a bit unsettling. I notified my banks etc of a potential problem because I am paranoid like that...but it was a unique password. (which makes it even weirder that it got accessed to be honest) Just wondering if anyone else had any issues recently.  
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News Comments > Hearthstone Botters Banned
11. Re: Hearthstone Botters Banned Oct 28, 2014, 13:57 Jivaro
fawker wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 13:12:
Will Blizzard ever have a game that isn't plagued by bots?

Of course not. Their games are entirely too popular. That's like asking if a Microsoft OS will ever be free of viruses and spyware. Folks can blame it on the developer all they want, but I think most rational people understand that if people want to jack the system they will find a way to jack the system.

I am not saying the developers shouldn't do anything because it's hopeless, but I do think as players we should probably accept the fact that....just like in real life...there will always be assholes.

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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on
37. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on Oct 28, 2014, 12:17 Jivaro
Between these XWing/Tie Fighter games and Ducktales....I am pretty happy with Disney right now when it comes to video games.

If Outlaws gets a re-release I would be even more pleased. Although, I don't know if it's really necessary. I haven't tried to play it and thus have no idea if getting it running on a newer system is even a problem.
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News Comments > PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed
5. Re: PC Valkyria Chronicles Confirmed Oct 28, 2014, 12:11 Jivaro
great TBS games...can't wait to get them on PC.  
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on
33. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on Oct 28, 2014, 12:10 Jivaro
lol...all these "thanks Disney" comments...

Disney is the new Obama!
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on
7. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on Oct 28, 2014, 10:33 Jivaro
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 10:22:
Numinar wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 10:17:
They are doing you a favour, you don't play these games with a mouse. Don't even bother. Dust off an old sidewinder/CH Pro from the basement and go for it!

edit: Although if the menus don't have mouse support that is hot bullshit, agreed.

Do you have a gameport on your pc?

Nope, but I do have a gameport-to-USB adapter. I wonder if it would work. I bought it for something else that I no longer own but like Numinar I still have my old Sidewinder as well. I will have to give that a go at some point. I hope they do X-Wing vs Tie Fighter at some point.

Link to a similar version of the adapter to the one I own: The Rockfire
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Demo
15. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Demo Oct 25, 2014, 17:16 Jivaro
I downloaded and played the demo. I was already going to buy the game but if a company is going to let me try it out first I am always going to do that. The demo just confirmed my future purchase. A shame I don't have the time or money budgeted away for this at the moment. Probably pick it up after the holidays when both my money and my time are in larger supply.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 25, 2014, 17:13 Jivaro
"Best Android one hand games"

Is this code for "best mobile porn sites" ?
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News Comments > ArcheAge "Illicit Gains" Revoked
21. Re: ArcheAge Oct 23, 2014, 12:16 Jivaro
My experience with the game was short lived, so take my opinion with a heaping spoonful of salt.

I only managed to get to all of level 8 because some players near the low level area went around reporting newbies for "suspected behavior". It happened to just about everyone who was on my server, in that area, and in the early leveling range at around that time. The forums say the people responsible for abusing the player reporting system have been suspended from playing temporarily but there are a bunch of us that still have this rather crippling debuff and, after a full week, still no response to customer service tickets. You are apparently supposed to "turn yourself in" to a judge in your faction's major city but the problem is A) it is other players who are the jury and so far they have been sending the newbies who got griefed to jail...for being newbies and B) the capitol city is nowhere close to where I am at level 8 and getting there is a pain in the ass. I treat F2P like a demo. If I am frustrated by shit like this at level 8, I am probably not coming back for level 9 and above. Nobody has time for ridiculous stuff like this. Game bugs are one thing, but this is just absurd. Had the solution come easily I would have written it off as "people are jerks" and been on my merry way. The issue is the "judge" NPC thing. Why the hell isn't this an in-game menu interface? Who thought having to travel anywhere was a good idea? It's a video game. Have the suspected offenders pull up a menu to submit themselves to court and "teleport" them if they have to go to jail. What I see now is a bunch of low level players running around trying to level up with a crippling debuff because they have no idea that they either did something wrong or that they are being griefed. I read "what do I do to get rid of this debuff?" in the gen chat as much as I see the gold spam. It's just a really bad system in terms of implementation and I just didn't see enough of this game to motivate me to go through the trouble of putting more effort than I already have into rectifying the problem when I don't see any reason why as soon as my debuff is cleared some other group of assholes might not slam me with another one.

I read a few posts where veteran players were claiming that newbies really were doing things that were supposed to be reported but I maintain that if all (or even half) the newbies don't know any better that the problem is not the newbies, who most likely have played a MMO before at his point since it's 2014 not 2005, and more likely a systemic problem within the game.

The player creation system is nice and there were parts of it that were certainly very appealing but I think it is probably best if I come back and try it out again later after they have worked out a few more of the kinks. Even so, I have to say that I am surprised that kinks like this even exist. The game has been out in S. Korea since January of 2013. Nobody was abusing this system before the game hit North America? I find that hard to believe.
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Oct 16, 2014, 15:51 Jivaro
The problem, aside from the ridiculous threats, is this term "gamer". It doesn't mean anything any more. In fact, I am not sure it ever really did...but that is a different topic. What I mean is that EVERYBODY games now. EVERYBODY is a lot of fucking people. Just like every other group of "a lot of fucking people" there are bound to be a vocal, visible, and sometimes dangerous group of assholes that seem absolutely determined to fuck everything up for everyone else. Anonymous held some peaceful protests in downtown Oakland last year that, truth be told, were fairly underwhelming in terms of attendence. A couple of times, after it started to get dark, there would be this group of people, that didn't carry signs but did wear masks, that would go around breaking store windows and vandalizing cars. Who got blamed? The protesters. Did the the protesters do anything besides unintentionally provide cover for a bunch of assholes? Nope.

The other problem is that the "gamergate" name is trashed now. I am not sure it was ever really the right name to begin with, but whatever. If Gamergate or anything like it ever wants to get anything accomplished they need to pick a leader (or a group of core leaders that lend a face and real names to the movement) and a message. People can argue back and forth about the misogyny/feminism aspects and what the original point was all they want and it won't change a thing now. Gamergate is now associated with some of the worst scum on the Internet and, right or wrong, it needs to die. If the journalism ethics topic is really that important it will be reborn with another name and hopefully a leadership core that can filter out the assholes before they can nestle in and make themselves at home.

At this point I am not sure why anyone who isn't a teenage/twentysomething year old male with anger management issues, insecurity over the size of their penis, and mommy issues would call themselves a gamer. To me, in the current state of pop culture, that is what being a gamer has become synonymous with thanks to a very small but very vocal group of fuckheads on the Internet. I am not saying it's right or accurate, I am saying that is what all of this has inadvertently led to.

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News Comments > Star Citizen CitizenCon Trailers
11. Re: Star Citizen CitizenCon Trailers Oct 16, 2014, 15:32 Jivaro
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.

Yeah..I mean...a bunch of people with a common interest getting together to support and gain information about a project they all want to see completed....

Crazy stuff right there.
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News Comments > Offers Free Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000
21. Re: Offers Free Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 Oct 15, 2014, 13:24 Jivaro
i don't recall if it was my first 3d setup or not, but I do remember that very early on I had a Matrox 2D card and a VooDoo 3D card combo that was a huge step up from anything I had seen before. Every upgrade I had done on a PC gaming rig had felt incremental until that point. That upgrade was epic, and it changed everything.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
10. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 11, 2014, 22:30 Jivaro
As a sort of unofficial test, I kept count today. 12 times. Obviously I would have to do it for a week or so to get an average, but that sounds about right.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 11, 2014, 14:41 Jivaro
jdreyer wrote on Oct 11, 2014, 13:43:
How many times a day does the average person check their phone? 221, apparently.

Really? REALLY? People, please, get a life.

Obviously they are desperately searching for one!
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News Comments > More Trion DDoS Attacks
2. Re: More Trion DDoS Attacks Oct 11, 2014, 14:25 Jivaro
I am still waiting for the inevitable "competitor pays hacker to attack rival" scandal in the MMO market that will undoubtedly happen eventually. Not saying this is Trion's problem....but you know sooner or later some publisher/developer is going to go all Tonya Harding on someone.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - NBA 2K15
2. Re: Steamships Ahoy - NBA 2K15 Oct 10, 2014, 10:58 Jivaro
I can't speak for other platforms but on the PS4 the "face in the game" feature is crap. Looks like it's the same for at least the XBONE as well. They should have gone the way that EA did. Easy for the user, less alien looking results.

Outside of that...very fun game. Sports and fighting games are them main reason I buy a console and so far the sports games have been excellent this generation.
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