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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > No Man's Sky on Late Show
6. Re: No Man's Sky on Late Show Oct 4, 2015, 14:36 jacobvandy
 
Forget No Man's Sky... The real story is we have a GAME DEVELOPER being seriously interviewed on a late night talk show. I'm sure a bunch of old codgers were bored or confused, but this is it, we've made it!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 3, 2015, 16:30 jacobvandy
 
I can't wait for winter, the heater in our apartment went almost completely untouched last year and it's so nice paying only 20-25% of the summer months' electric bill to balance it out some. Blankets and high-powered electronics are plenty enough to keep it comfortable.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
6. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2015, 16:18 jacobvandy
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 3, 2015, 14:23:
I think they mean than GOOGL will no longer exist (i.e. publicly traded shares in Google), to be replaced by shares called whatever Alphabet is to be labelled.

Not unless I'm misinterpreting this somehow, from the CEO himself:

Alphabet Inc. will replace Google Inc. as the publicly-traded entity and all shares of Google will automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights. Google will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet. Our two classes of shares will continue to trade on Nasdaq as GOOGL and GOOG.

The title/opening line of the article is the only original writing done by that outlet, and it's just completely wrong...

This comment was edited on Oct 3, 2015, 16:23.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Oct 3, 2015, 14:19 jacobvandy
 
If you don't care to trudge through a whole page of shitty writing to get to the punchline... An electrical engineer started playing the game and noticed all sorts of shit wrong with the way they depicted transformers and substations, etc., along with there being no actual source of power generation. Techland attributed it to post-apocalyptic ingenuity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzVHPHYEYwI  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2015, 13:39 jacobvandy
 
And the most retarded headline of the day is!...

Google isn't going away or changing. Alphabet is a new parent company of which Google and its related products will be a subsidiary. They'd have to be fucking morons to try to rebrand the search engine now (beyond altering the font a bit).
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Passes 10M [Updated]
7. Re: Titanfall Passes 10M Oct 3, 2015, 13:20 jacobvandy
 
Well there you go! It's not hard to get 10 million people to try your game when you're giving it away for free, just look at the Android and iOS app stores...  
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News Comments > Titanfall Passes 10M [Updated]
4. Re: Titanfall Passes 10M Sales Oct 3, 2015, 12:48 jacobvandy
 
I'm sure it is, which is why he neglected to mention anything else along with the figure. What's the deal with that, by the way? Is there a free trial or can a bunch of people sign in on the same console or what?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 2, 2015, 18:11 jacobvandy
 
For those of you knee-jerking at the title rather than RTFA, they know it's expensive, and that's a decision they're making to try to be the best VR headset. However, they're not the only VR headset being developed. There will be other cheaper options, meaning they could decide to charge $1000 for the Rift and that doesn't necessarily spell the death of the technology...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 14:30 jacobvandy
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 2, 2015, 10:39:
Terminator Genisys was only good because of nostalgia for the originals. The spin off alternate timelines was good.

What wasn't good was most of the plot and horrible new villain Terminator which absolutely sucked at terminating..

Terminator is like Aliens franchise to me now.. Just cranking out SHIT to milk everything.

The new villain was not a terminator in the sense that his only goal is to kill people. It was pretty plainly put that he was more interested in assimilating Sarah and Kyle than killing them. With Skynet in him, he was batshit insane, but he still had that human emotion holding him back until the end when he realized they were about to succeed. In a way it's even more frightening, like he's not gonna kill you, but WTF is he gonna do when he gets you?

At any rate, they've already rehashed the Terminator plot too many times. What would they do in a sequel to Genisys, go back in time again, this time just a little bit further still, with Skynet trying to kill Sarah's parent(s)? Then new-and-improved Arnie robot can go kill the parents of the guy who makes Skynet, etc. etc. in a loop until Terminator 23: I Told You I'd Be Back Again, where Skynet makes a killer dino-centaur robot with an Arnold torso to exterminate the very first homo sapiens, and its infinitely recursive termination algorithms have taken up so much of its memory that it doesn't realize until it's too late that it indirectly terminated itself. Then the marsupials inherit Earth, the end.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Employees "Speak Out"
56. Re: Star Citizen Employees Oct 1, 2015, 23:05 jacobvandy
 
Lol, "doxing." What are the odds on CR and family having posted that information publicly themselves in one way or another? Pretty fuckin' high if they're anything like the average internet-using American. Way to water down the meaning of the term for dramatic effect, like anyone with a shitty password claiming they were "hacked."  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 1, 2015, 17:00 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 16:23:
Another mass shooting.

But let's not talk about gun control, because that would be impolite.


I suppose you know more about this case than has been reported? Pray tell exactly what kind of gun control you want and how it would have prevented this from happening.
 
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News Comments > U.K. Digital Refund Law
11. Re: U.K. Digital Refund Law Oct 1, 2015, 15:23 jacobvandy
 
You don't have to put things in there to prevent exploitation, you just ban the shitheads who try it from your store. They can't exploit your refund policy if they can't buy your stuff!  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Charisma Video
3. Re: Fallout 4 Charisma Video Oct 1, 2015, 00:00 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 22:48:
Charisma has always been completely, 100% useless in Bethesda games, so simply put one point in this, as always, and you'll be just fine.

Actually, it looked like they did a fair amount of balancing when they showed off the perk tree in that last video. I think it was CHR 3 where you get "Lone wanderer" or whatever it's called, which includes a carry weight increase. Not to mention the CHR 10 perks that let you basically mind-control people by the time you're level 50. Other perks at lower CHR levels let you do that for animals or monsters, starting with pacifying them and eventually issuing them commands.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Sep 30, 2015, 18:08 jacobvandy
 
Obviously, Dota 2 average concurrent player count dropped because school started back up. Look at the charts and you can see it's up on weekends and lulls on weekdays, compared to last month where it was almost statistically constant throughout the week. It's not some mass exodus because of any update because the weekend numbers are virtually unchanged.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 30, 2015, 17:50 jacobvandy
 
I'm gonna Uber-ize Steam Achievement hunting. EZ E-peen Growth, Inc., we play your games so you don't have to!  
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
1. Re: Quote of the Day Sep 30, 2015, 17:41 jacobvandy
 
"Brick and mortar rental stores will be around forever." - Blockbuster CEO

Saying it doesn't make it true, dude, no matter how much you wish it would.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Relaunches Cloud Gaming
1. Re: NVIDIA Relaunches Cloud Gaming Sep 30, 2015, 17:35 jacobvandy
 
Binge watching doesn't apply to video games unless you're talking about episodic releases.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 30, 2015, 13:18 jacobvandy
 
Such a shame. I hope Tony finds someone else to do the series justice, but I can't blame him if by this point he's just like, fuck it, man...  
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News Comments > Hitman Rollout Detailed
6. Re: Hitman Rollout Detailed Sep 29, 2015, 20:00 jacobvandy
 
I don't get how they can keep delaying this game, and STILL go on with this bizarre Early Access-like unfinished release.  
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News Comments > WildStar Free-to-Play Launches
21. Re: WildStar Free-to-Play Launches Sep 29, 2015, 16:05 jacobvandy
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 16:01:
Kxmode wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 11:25:
Which "Free To Play" model is this like?

1. Guild Wars 2 (Best)
2. Star Wars: The Old Republic (Okay)
3. Lord of the Rings Online (Horrible)

I'm thinking it's going to be like LOTRO, but hoping for SWTOR model.

Not sure how GW's is even in a FTP list, since it isn't FTP.

Marvel/POE's are pretty nice.

Maybe you missed it, the whole base game of GW2 is free now.
 
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