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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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News Comments > Battle.net Authenticator Class Action Suit
31. Re: Battle.net Authenticator Class Action Sui Nov 9, 2012, 18:23 Mordecai Walfish
 
Satoru wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 01:25:
double posts about using android emulators for an authenticator..

Not even necessary, there is a program called Winauth that is open source and functions exactly as the smartphone app.

http://code.google.com/p/winauth/
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2012, 18:15 Mordecai Walfish
 
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 17:03:
Speaking of Blu Ray, has anyone gotten the TNG remake on Blu Ray? If so, is it worth it? I'm SO tempted to buy it, but shit, 80 bucks is a lot of money...

Creston

Yes and yes. Great remastering of the original footage and still awesome (well.. for the most part, heheh)

Just finished watching the last episode on the bluray 2 nights ago actually. Forgot all that crazy shit that happens at the end of season 1.

As to whether it is worth $80 is all up to you, I personally saw two of the episodes in theaters before the bluray release so I'm out a bit more than $80 on it.. but well worth it IMO =)
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 9, 2012, 17:15 Mordecai Walfish
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 14:47:
Optional nickname wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 14:06:
re: Hdd prices after flood.

The flood was a hoax, to stall the market, for everyone was buying 2TB Hdd's that were $4 more expensive than 500GB. Seeing how there were 14 million 500GB still at their HQ in Thailand, some genius staged fake flood conditions.

The flood was not a hoax. Most of WD was underwater. That's not fake, that's fact.
Now, did they take advantage of it? Probably. Did they fake it? Was there a hoax? Absolutely not. WD lost billions due to the flood (and probably made it back with price monkeying.)

One of my main suppliers was offline for almost 6 months. It was a disaster.

It was truly a disaster but WD and others have made up for all of that and more and are now coming to grips with the potential of losing that massive influx in profits and things "going back to normal". They are milking this for all it is worth now, make no mistake.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 9, 2012, 16:53 Mordecai Walfish
 
I'd have to say at least a million and one riders have played Trials Evolution, as I played the shit out of it on a buddy's xbox a couple months ago. Fun game.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Sine Mora
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sine Mora Nov 9, 2012, 16:39 Mordecai Walfish
 
Awesome! Gonna try this now.  
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News Comments > Death Rally Free Weekend
3. Re: Death Rally Free Weekend Nov 9, 2012, 16:38 Mordecai Walfish
 
Anyone remember Quake Rally? That was one of the first non-fps mods I tried for quake 1, when it was still in beta. Good fun.  
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News Comments > Battle.net Authenticator Class Action Suit
12. Re: Battle.net Authenticator Class Action Sui Nov 8, 2012, 23:44 Mordecai Walfish
 
For an authenticator I just use Winaut  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Details
12. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Details Nov 8, 2012, 18:25 Mordecai Walfish
 
Breadman86 wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 17:42:
I felt like I had to get dozens of hours into the game before it was worth it to pull a crazy stunt simply because of the cost of death: losing all my weapons and ammo and having to pay a lot of money to buy it all again.

I agree with you about most of the stuff you dislike in GTAIV.. but as someone who regularly does double back-flips across the waters of GTAIV's islands (and dies sometimes in the process), I have to say you have it wrong about the losing of your weapons after death. Only if you get busted by the police does your carried arsenal become impounded..

It would have been nice to have a mechanic where you could stage a heist on the police lockup to get your impounded stuff back though.. or possibly a gun cabinet in one of your properties to store back-up weapons/ammo in case you get arrested.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Nov 8, 2012, 17:40 Mordecai Walfish
 
TheLeech wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 13:35:
Cutter wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 12:44:
I would have liked to see them try the crazy angle of someone who's never been a gangster or soldier but just an average joe who somehow gets sucked/forced into this crazy world and the all the goings on. As the marines say, improvise, adapt, overcome.


Ah, something along the lines of Breaking Bad? I like where you're going with this. Maybe the character commits a small crime that continues to snowball.

That truly would be a groundbreaking mechanic in a game like this. Make the options for the protagonist initially in the game to either abide by the law and do a sims-type of experience with it, or you can start with the pettiest of petty crimes (littering, speeding, stealing a pack of gum, starting a fistfight, etc..) being the only options available to the character initially and then the options expanding to larger and larger crimes until they are pretty much Scarface. Maybe at the initial stages you can pick fights like Guybrush Threepwood and make a minigame out of insulting an npc until they become infuriated. lol

On the non-criminal side there can be all manner of interaction with the town. Inane jobs to afford other stuff to play with like bikes & cars & arcades could be made into fun minigames of their own. Maybe on the career path you choose you could potentially become a police officer and the police missions from previous GTA's could be integrated with that.. and then if you start committing crimes as a cop, you have an entire "corrupt cop" scenario that can be played through by the player, with steps up to larger and larger things like dealing with gang members & staging a heist on the police impound to recover vast amounts of drugs & guns for syndicates.

There is much room for this genre of games to go.. but are Rockstar or their competitors going to step up to the plate to innovate? Let's hope. There are plenty of ways to make the GTA experience much "fuller".
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Launch Details; Tourney
15. Re: Natural Selection 2 Launch Details; Tourney Nov 8, 2012, 15:53 Mordecai Walfish
 
Holy crap I just read that NS2 review @ gamespot and I see what all the fuss is about!

How is this a games journalist? It's like they took someone from high times magazine and asked him to review the game for gamespot.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Launch Details; Tourney
13. Re: Natural Selection 2 Launch Details; Tourney Nov 8, 2012, 15:26 Mordecai Walfish
 
Scheherazade wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 14:00:
As an old Gloom player, I was hoping to see something like it again

You mean like Tremulous?

(free and has been out for 5+years)
 
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News Comments > Razer Mouse Software Requires Internet? Watches You Carefully
12. Re: Razer Mouse Software Requires Internet? Watches You Carefully Nov 8, 2012, 00:50 Mordecai Walfish
 
Fion wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 23:55:
Logitech G700

Best mouse I ever owned, and yes I have owned a few razors and didn't really like them. I'll avoid them in the future thanks to crap like this.

The G700 is a nice mouse indeed, lots of buttons and configuration options.. but for gaming I would recommend a G400. They have yet to integrate the sensor currently used in the G400 (Avago 3095) with their other models, but it is considered a "flawless" sensor, meaning 1:1 movement translation with no acceleration, prediction and all that other fun stuff.

Admittedly, if you aren't in to FPS games or similar twitch response action titles.. the sensor really doesn't matter as much.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
18. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 7, 2012, 23:10 Mordecai Walfish
 
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 20:06:
Imo spending $50k on something that doesn't exist is insanity.

The term "doesn't exist" comes into question regarding virtual items.. but really it's existence is based on the faith of the supposed owner that it is tangibly theirs, even if it's comprised of 1's and 0's ultimately.

Take for instance someone who goes to church and donates every week, they could eventually donate $50,000 or more over a lifetime.. this is paid on the premise that God and Heaven exist..

Is that insanity too? It's all in the eye of the beholder, IMO.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Nov 7, 2012, 22:30 Mordecai Walfish
 
But how is it possible that the anti-competitive merger of the two largest JRPG developers could produce anything but excellence? Without the pressure of competition towards each other you would think that they would be banging out classics left and right!

Oh wait.. whats that? Competition fuels innovation? Never heard that one before! Lets just keep churning out interactive movies using the Final Fantasy name!!
 
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News Comments > Razer Mouse Software Requires Internet? Watches You Carefully
4. Re: Razer Mouse Software Requires Internet? Watches You Carefully Nov 7, 2012, 22:21 Mordecai Walfish
 
Simple solution here folks. Don't use Razer's overpriced garbage accessories.

"For Gamers By Gamers" is only a ploy to get you to pay more for something that is equaled or bested already by the competition.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Expansion Plans; StarCraft: Heart of the Swarm Early Next Year
2. Re: Diablo III Expansion Plans; StarCraft: Heart of the Swarm Early Next Year Nov 7, 2012, 22:16 Mordecai Walfish
 
PVP still missing? WOW. I havent played since the month it came out.. but it's really surprising they havent at least added basic PVP yet.

This comment was edited on Nov 7, 2012, 22:24.
 
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News Comments > No PC Halo 4 Because It's "Designed Specifically for Xbox 360"
88. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 7, 2012, 18:23 Mordecai Walfish
 
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 16:23:
Rigs wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 00:36:
I'm not one to usually take issue with people's personal opinions of a game, but statements like this are just bullshit. =-Rigs-=

LOL you must be a console gamer if you thought Halo 2 was amazing, most PC FPS games are greater then every game in the entire halo franchise. Only console gamers who never grew up on FPS games on the PC think Halo is awesome.


Quit trolling with this "console gamer" crap. I played FPS on PC since Wolfenstein & Catacombs3d and can still concede that Halo was a great title.

Even if it's not your preferred platform, Mr. PC Master Race, they still did alot of things right for the time and that is why they were successful.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 7, 2012, 17:28 Mordecai Walfish
 
"AT&T has agreed to refund excess charges paid by these "grandfathered subscriber," which could be as much as $25 to $30 a month, depending on data use, the Federal Communications Commission said in a press release."

To the customer. I used to work for these vampires so I'm no fan, but they are refunding customers affected by this.
 
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News Comments > Strategic Command WWI Breakthrough Demo
2. Re: Strategic Command WWI Breakthrough Demo Nov 7, 2012, 07:32 Mordecai Walfish
 
Only if I can play it with my Strategic Commander  
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News Comments > No PC Halo 4 Because It's "Designed Specifically for Xbox 360"
41. Re: No PC Halo 4 Because It's Nov 7, 2012, 04:10 Mordecai Walfish
 
Microsoft is really mismanaged, on so many fronts.. and I'll be glad to be free of their O/S *very* soon the way things are panning out. They are absolutely whats wrong with gaming, through and through.

It's not *just* that they have a habit of making console exclusives.. it's much more sinister than that. They take games that they know would be blockbusters on PC and then either bribe the company to be xbox only/timed or buy them outright. This shows so much contempt for Windows gamers, who have played top-notch games on microsoft's o/s for decades, games that stretch and push the technology further and further. Now those titles are raked in, told to conform to a set-top box spec limiting the creativity of the AAA developers involved-- and all the while you tell PC gamers that they won't be released on PC because they are "Designed Specifically for XBOX". Yeah, right. So as a result we have a platform now that is perpetually held back by the maker of the O/S instead of one that promotes pushing the limitations of every piece of hardware involved. Why buy a $2000 PC anymore when the O/S in place and it's manufacturer are purposefully trying to hinder the performance, power, and variety of experiences available on that platform?

I look forward to running a Linux box one day with an emulator for "classic windows" gaming, and when I call it "classic" I'm referring to *all* windows gaming, because the way things are going, Microsoft will soon not be the platform of choice *at all* for PC gaming.

"Designed Specifically for Xbox 360" can be translated to "Microsoft's Continued Effort to Fuck PC Gamers". And it's working. And Apple will send you the way of the Dodo if you keep trying to be like them. Demoralizing your entire Operating System because of their shiny iCrap. Bravo, Microsoft.
 
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