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Nickname Jivaro
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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 30, 2014, 19:11 Jivaro
 
Cool, I will try it tonight! Thanks!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
33. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 30, 2014, 18:57 Jivaro
 
If you view this announcement from the perspective of a person who has never faced harrassment because of their sexual orientation than I suppose this isn't a big deal. If you aren't a gay teenager who listens to kids at school call each other fags as if it's a bad thing or gets bullied for being "feminine" and wonders if it's going to be like that their entire life, than I suppose it's no big deal. If you have never been fired or held back at a job for "reasons" when in reality it was because your same sex partner picked you from work one day and your boss saw you kiss, than I suppose it's no big deal. In fact, I am going to go out on a limb and say you aren't even the targeted audience.

Hearing the man who is in charge of the single most visible technological company in the world publicly announce that he is gay, that he is successful, and that he is happy is a big deal if you are or have been any of those people. It is indeed 2014 and there are indeed a growing number of people that realize that sexual orientation should be about as relevant to your job as the color of your curtains, but the reality is that this is still an issue that needs to be addressed. Hopefully we are soon coming to the point where it won't be. We aren't there yet though.

edited because I thought what I wrote came across harsh and that isn't what I meant to do.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 30, 2014, 18:43 Jivaro
 
That PS4 firmware bug is not new to this firmware version. It seems to be happening more frequently than before, but mine has been having trouble with rest mode from the beginning. I thought I bought a lemon but the Sony forums indicated that I was not alone and the moderators at the time said that it was a known issue that Sony was working on.

I guess whatever they did made it worse not better. I guess I have to go back to simply turning it off instead of using the fancy schmancy rest mode. *back of hand to forehead* whatever shall I do.....
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2014, 02:44 Jivaro
 
Yeah Nega, you nailed that bit there about the TV shows. DC should have gone with one network or maybe a network and a digital content provider like Netflix so that they could use the weekly shows as vehicles for storylines and plot hole fillers like Marvel has done and says it will do. I read yesterday that the Daredevil from Netflix will be in Captain America: Civil War as well as other characters. I know it's "easier" for Marvel because Disney owns ABC....still seems like DC could have made things much easier for themselves.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2014, 02:35 Jivaro
 
For people who watch Agents of SHIELD:

My new theory is that Skye is either Inhuman or half-Inhuman and her dad is actually Maximus the Mad. (Black Bolt's brother and exiled Inhuman) That's why the Kree blood isn't affecting her the same way it affected Coulson or Garret.

I know..it's kind of out there but...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2014, 16:11 Jivaro
 
I too am much more cynical about DC, but I remain hopeful.

As for Terminator....yeah...uggg....
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2014, 14:32 Jivaro
 
I am just happy that instead of relying on a couple of big name heroes they are expanding out and adding variety. I have enjoyed these movies so far but the best way to take advantage of owning the Marvel universe is to actually use the entire thing...not just a couple of the heavy hitters. I think the variety will also help to prevent the mainstream from suffering "superhero overload". Example: Doctor Strange is a whole different movie and character than Captain America, even if it assigned to the superhero genre label. Using TV and digital streaming services as vehicles for story line continuity is a brilliant move as well.

I know there will be fans of the comics or particular heroes that will have a beef with various things or even entire movies but so far I have found them to be just as fun as the comics I read as a kid.

The movie theater industry has to be loving this as well.

 
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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 GOG.com
75. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com 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.

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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 GOG.com
37. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com 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 GOG.com
33. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com 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 GOG.com
7. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com 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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