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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 22, 2014, 22:24 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 22, 2014, 19:52:
What a world.

Exactly, it's the world eating that kind of shit up that is the reason he's being paid. I can't fault the guy for taking video on a vacation, and you have to post something like that online for your friends to see because it was probably the most interesting thing that he did over there... It's not his fault it went viral. Better to hit the social media lottery than try to act the victim and sue someone.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 1 & Civilization III/IV MP Moving to Steam
1. Re: Borderlands 1 & Civilization III/IV MP Moving to Steam Apr 22, 2014, 20:16 jacobvandy
 
I knew this would happen, good for them.  
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2014 in November; Ticket Sales Next Month
3. Re: BlizzCon 2014 in November; Ticket Sales Next Month Apr 22, 2014, 20:15 jacobvandy
 
It's the VIP club for nerds... I don't get it, either.  
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News Comments > GRID Autosport Announced
22. Re: GRID Autosport Announced Apr 22, 2014, 16:02 jacobvandy
 
I don't want a sim, I played Colin McRae's DiRT and GRID with a gamepad, but they at least took themselves seriously as racing games without unnecessary fluff. I don't need to feel like I'm at X-Games or whatever bullshit atmosphere they wanted to peddle with every DiRT after that, and what kind of self-respecting racer doesn't have a cockpit view? I agree that GRID with all assists off and locked to first-person was the best any CM title has ever been.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
8. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 22, 2014, 00:30 jacobvandy
 
Well for that you'd have to prove to the marketers that women and gays have outnumbered the hetero nerds. And lesbians, I guess?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 21, 2014, 16:02 jacobvandy
 
I guess we'll wait and see how Razer's Project Christine pans out.  
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News Comments > Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned
21. Re: Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned Apr 21, 2014, 14:39 jacobvandy
 
TESO looks really damn good for an MMO, and to insist otherwise is just dumb. They can't have Skyrim graphics with that kind of world... Hell Skyrim's world barely functions at that level of fidelity. Their target audience includes low-end PCs, and the people who have to ask "will my laptop run this?" So that's another major factor.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 20, 2014, 17:20 jacobvandy
 
Hell yeah, got my CE on order, hopefully it arrives by the weekend from GameStop...  
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News Comments > SOE on H1Z1 vs DayZ
10. Re: SOE on H1Z1 vs DayZ Apr 20, 2014, 17:18 jacobvandy
 
Don't think I'll pay to play early, but I look forward to trying this out. Persistence and high player count alone put it in a unique position that DayZ will never reach. In response, they will need to polish a specialized style of gameplay that can't be easily emulated, namely the realistic combat. I doubt we'll be seeing people sniping at such ranges that you can't even hear the shot in H1Z1.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
17. Re: Saturday Mobilization Apr 20, 2014, 12:32 jacobvandy
 
LOL, alright then! So you know the secret, we should elect you president, huh? Boy oh boy, I can't wait to be debt-free in 2016!  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
9. Re: Saturday Mobilization Apr 20, 2014, 01:03 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 19, 2014, 23:36:
So you're saying we're resource poor in NA? That's news to me. And as for the argument that our governments couldn't do it is also news, as we used to have several services such as phones that were considered essential services. And these companies have enjoyed massive benefits in both tax reductions and subsidies. Exxon, as a single example, makes 40 plus billion a year in pure profit and still gets about 5 billion per year in tax benefits and subsidies. So you're arguing that's really necessary?

So I suppose it's also news to you that NA is in debt up to our fucking eyeballs? US owes 17.5 TRILLION and Canada 1.5 TRILLION. Even if the government wanted to (they don't), it's kinda hard to justify nation-wide charity programs when they're already in desperate need of cutting back on the ones they already offer. Saudi Arabia can afford it when they owe only $3,000 per citizen, or 20% of their GDP. US is up above 100% of GDP in debt and Canada around 2/3 GDP.

I don't understand how you could expect they be able to responsibly implement any program of the sort. Unless your idea is to come up with more ways to overspend so that we hit rock bottom faster, which could be alright depending on how you look at things...
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Apr 19, 2014, 04:18 jacobvandy
 
Just goes to show you how threatened big media outlets feel by the new generation of DIY media. When one guy with a microphone and/or webcam can drive as much traffic to a video review as IGN gets with their padded 12-page click harvesters, a senior editor on a corporate salary might get some anxiety over justifying why his job even exists...  
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News Comments > Dupe Bug Causes ESO Bank Closures
5. Re: Dupe Bug Causes ESO Bank Closures Apr 18, 2014, 19:32 jacobvandy
 
Well if they have any wits about them at all (who knows at this point), ZOS will be able to identify those who abused the glitch and make appropriate adjustments. Or they could flat-out ban them, which would be better than nothing. These things happen, and there needs to be a way to deal with it to prevent cascading consequences. I remember in the early days of GW2 when cheap items bought with karma could be re-sold to vendors for a coin profit; high level characters were able to earn so much karma from events that it was like a printing press, some people made out with hundreds or even thousands of gold. The worst offenders had it taken away, and they cried like little bitches, but the community was better for it.  
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News Comments > BioShock Postmortem
4. Re: BioShock Postmortem Apr 17, 2014, 23:25 jacobvandy
 
It's been a while since I read about it, but the trans-dimensional travel stuff had to do with those creepy twin siblings that follow you around. They contracted him and sent him there IIRC.  
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News Comments > Steam Guard Scam Warning
4. Re: Steam Guard Scam Warning Apr 17, 2014, 12:20 jacobvandy
 
No kidding... Besides the fact that Valve wouldn't be calling it "downloading" when you're giving them a file from your computer, all you need to do is look at the address bar. No secure connection, AND it's mis-spelled. GG newbs.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
9. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 17, 2014, 00:46 jacobvandy
 
A toddler doesn't need to be staring at a screen 2 feet from their face for hours a day in order to be computer literate... It is in fact harmful to their development, not least of all physically. Mostly likely they'll grow up to look like our old friend here.  
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News Comments > SHiFT Heartbleed Warning
3. Re: SHiFT Heartbleed Warning Apr 16, 2014, 19:49 jacobvandy
 
I honestly don't even care to change my Shift password... What are they gonna do with that if they have it? Redeem me some golden keys?

With that said, I'll probably be looking into one of those secure password manager apps to use with some accounts that really matter. Or finally take this advice in coming up with some new ones.

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack
25. Re: Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack Apr 16, 2014, 17:56 jacobvandy
 
Keep in mind that it's not all about pleasing the current player base... One of their goals in updating the game is to improve the new user experience. Some people will bitch about anything that's different, but especially if they feel they've been wronged somehow. Well, you only feel that way because you knew what it was like before. What if the way it was before wasn't right?  
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News Comments > 37% of Steam Games Never Loaded by Owners
58. Re: 37% of Steam Games Never Loaded by Owners Apr 16, 2014, 16:41 jacobvandy
 
There was indeed a period of at least 2-3 years between Steam launching and the start of tracking play time.

And I agree that the DOTA 2 and TF2 data is invalid because they are free-to-play. Hell, according to Ars, everyone that "owns" them has also played them...? Impossible. If 5% of the people that own Skyrim haven't played it, then at least that many people haven't actually launched a those free games that were added to their library on a whim. I'm one of them, for DOTA.

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack
14. Re: Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack Apr 16, 2014, 15:04 jacobvandy
 
Overflow was never restricted to people from one server, though, as far as I know. It's apparently some kind of myth that people have spread for as long as the game's been out, but I always saw the chat in overflow consisting of at least half "what server is this? It's ____ stupid! No it's not, i'm from ____. Well I'm from ____... It's overflow, duh!" Then they all start arguing over what server is the best, etc.  
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