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News Comments > Morning Interviews
3. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 6, 2015, 16:49 jacobvandy
 
It seemed pretty obvious to me that he meant you can rent a game, say for several days, as opposed to buying it to keep. I don't think that has anything to do with playing it as a free demo for an hour or whatever.  
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News Comments > Techland Reconfirms Dying Light Mod Support
10. Re: Techland Reconfirms Dying Light Mod Support Feb 2, 2015, 14:26 jacobvandy
 
jomisab wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 13:14:
Interesting bit they added to the GeForce tweak guide about the changes in the 1.2.1 patch.

Dying Light Graphics & Performance Guide

"Investigating these changes, we have discovered a significant reduction to the maximum View Distance range, decreasing the amount of detail rendered, thereby improving performance. The catalyst for this change appears to be a vocal minority who expect max settings in PC games to run flawlessly on every system, and decry games that fail to meet this standard as "unoptimized". By reducing the view distance, performance has been 'fixed' and the vocal minority placated, as can be seen in many a Dying Light forum thread."

Fortunately, they also document a workaround to restore the old level of detail.

Wow... That false sense of entitlement is so pervasive, it's even REDUCING the graphics quality of games. Makes me sad that "PC gamers" these days (or at least enough of them to affect what developers do) really want a more console-like experience, because they can't handle the responsibility of having more options. GG.

Thanks for the tip, though.

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News Comments > Windows 10 Free with Raspberry Pi 2
2. Re: Windows 10 Free with Raspberry Pi 2 Feb 2, 2015, 12:13 jacobvandy
 
Well it does say it's "a version of Windows 10 that supports Raspberry Pi 2." So probably cut-down to some degree.  
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News Comments > Techland Reconfirms Dying Light Mod Support
2. Re: Techland Reconfirms Dying Light Mod Support Feb 2, 2015, 12:06 jacobvandy
 
Yeah... People love to be in an uproar. They don't stop to think about whether they really have a reason for it. Idiot redditors can fuck off.  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Saturday Metaverse Feb 1, 2015, 13:43 jacobvandy
 
I don't even bother trying to call Comcast when I have a problem anymore, I just write their corporate customer care and they get shit done FAST. Of course, they don't promote this in any way, insisting on their site that they do not offer email support...

It's we_can_help@cable.comcast.com if you ever need it. You get a real person reading your email (take the time to explain in detail and include your account info) and they will call you or reply within a day, usually.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 31, 2015, 12:15 jacobvandy
 
They meant the level design and etc., it does look pretty sweet.

Here's a link straight to the video if you can't help but throw up a bit in your mouth at the thought of clicking over to Kotaku:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwPkPCvy-GA
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 31, 2015, 11:59 jacobvandy
 
Well if our entire country were about the size of California, we wouldn't have such problems laying out fiber everywhere either.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
9. Re: Evening Patches Jan 31, 2015, 10:54 jacobvandy
 
True, but altering the UI or appearance of other players to be more noticeable can be just as advantageous in a game where darkness is a major mechanic.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
7. Re: Evening Patches Jan 31, 2015, 02:27 jacobvandy
 
Vio wrote on Jan 31, 2015, 01:29:
Lol, the purpose is to stop any modding that can occur so they can sell their DLCs later. "saving the players from the nasty cheaters" is just sugar coating.

If they try to sell UI options or a more advanced graphics options menu or a difficulty rebalanced for more realism, then you can come back and say you told us so.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
4. Re: Evening Patches Jan 30, 2015, 19:18 jacobvandy
 
Well that's the problem you run into where PVP gameplay is involved. It's no longer "oh let them do whatever they want, they're not hurting anybody." You have to consider fairness to other players.  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Starships Video
6. Re: Sid Meier's Starships Video Jan 30, 2015, 18:28 jacobvandy
 
I couldn't get through even two minutes of that gameplay. He is a HORRIBLE broadcaster and public speaker. It's 50% words and 50% smacking lips, gasping breaths, and UM, AH, UH. It's really awful.  
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News Comments > Dead State Demo
4. Re: Dead State Demo Jan 30, 2015, 01:38 jacobvandy
 
I always get this one mixed up with State of Decay. It literally describes the same exact thing until you get to 'turn-based combat.'  
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Jan 28, 2015, 23:16 jacobvandy
 
It's on sale in celebration OF the big new patch (just downloaded, it's almost 900MB). I plan to try it out again soon.

http://steamcommunity.com/games/211820/announcements/detail/159085165359951726
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups
33. Re: Far Cry 4 Key Revocation Follow-ups Jan 28, 2015, 17:27 jacobvandy
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 15:36:
I could see maybe one or two keys being purchased with a stolen CC but why wouldn't Origin red flag a sale for say more than five keys on one credit card.

And what of the people who did the CC fraud in the first place, I guess they got away with it.

Why should Origin care? People buy games for their friends all the time.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 1 Ends Next Week (Probably)
5. Re: Diablo III Season 1 Ends Next Week (Probably) Jan 28, 2015, 12:38 jacobvandy
 
It actually looks like the 3rd will be the day, as they're promoting it more solidly now. By which I mean they have a banner in the launcher stating it without the caveat. What Blue quoted is stuff they were saying 2-3 weeks ago. They must have edited it or something yesterday and the date got changed, because that entire article is old information.

I'll just be glad the season is over... I'm not chomping at the bit to get started in season two, I just want my paragon XP combined and my grift 35 Condemn Crusader to carry over with all the loot I've found and have been saving for other characters.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Jan 28, 2015, 04:07 jacobvandy
 
The only thing that DDO announcement did for me, was remind me to pick up that enhanced edition for PS3 already. It's only $17 on Amazon right now!  
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News Comments > The Crew Street Edition Pack DLC
2. Re: The Crew Street Edition Pack DLC Jan 28, 2015, 03:33 jacobvandy
 
I am definitely a fan of Ford taking the Aston Martin aesthetics and splashing it all over everything they're making now.  
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News Comments > Dying Light Launch Trailer
12. Re: Dying Light Launch Trailer Jan 27, 2015, 13:09 jacobvandy
 
It's like Skyrim with zombies!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2015, 13:02 jacobvandy
 
I got up and it was raining pretty good! Got ready to go drive around in it, but it just then decided to stop. No free car wash for me... The sun glares in through my window now, taunting me.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 26, 2015, 22:45 jacobvandy
 
Well the gist of it is, they disabled some stuff (or salvaged chips where that stuff was already defective, gotta make yields and all that) to further differentiate the 970 from the 980 and justify the price gap. That includes that 512MB of VRAM being crippled, but still usable. It's still faster than offloading to system RAM, if only just, so they programmed the drivers to very strongly prefer keeping only to that fully-functional 3.5GB and using the rest only when absolutely necessary. The reason this planned functionality took so long to be discovered, is like 98% of people don't even use all 4GB of VRAM. As already mentioned, you shouldn't be playing games in 4K with a single 970 anyway because your performance is going to be barely acceptable at best, regardless of that gimped 512MB.

The "controversy" comes from the misrepresentation of the specs given to the press when they shipped. Which NVIDIA claims was a simple miscommunication/oversight with their technical marketing department. Whether you believe that or not, it really changes nothing about how awesome the GTX 970 is for the money.
 
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