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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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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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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack
12. Re: Guild Wars 2 Feature Pack Apr 16, 2014, 13:32 jacobvandy
 
Yeah I don't get that either. It's been live since yesterday morning, I hopped on for a bit to check it out and do some maintenance... I got like 300 unid dyes refunded for all the duplicate colors I had across my characters, which was cool.

The wardrobe is awesome, and actually fixed an issue I had before where I lost a couple pieces of gem store armor skins because they were bound to another toon and I didn't know the trick to transmute it to a white item to make it account bound... Unlocking the skin from one piece gives you the whole set.

Anyway, I'm kicking myself for deleting a duplicate ascended ring I had before too, because now that that stuff isn't soulbound, I could have used it! Ah well. I'm kind of torn on the trait changes, but being able to adjust them on the fly more than makes up for slower progression while leveling. Account wide world vs world XP is great too, and I'm definitely looking forward to getting dungeon rewards from PvP. Never been a fan of raids.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2014, 17:44 jacobvandy
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 15, 2014, 02:42:
It would be more free if you didn't have to buy TurboTax, is the point. Their whole business is based on lobbying the government to keep sucking.

You don't have to buy TurboTax... Just get a free account on their website and it's all right there.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 15, 2014, 12:36 jacobvandy
 
The aggressive effort to collect old debts started three years ago the result of a single sentence tucked into the farm bill lifting the 10-year statute of limitations on old debts to Uncle Sam.

And there you go. Fucking hell...
 
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News Comments > Civilization: Beyond Earth Getting AMD Mantle Support
3. Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth Getting AMD Mantle Support Apr 15, 2014, 11:38 jacobvandy
 
I have no idea what you're talking about.

But Civ is far more reliant on CPU than GPU. You will improve your FPS more, and cut down a lot on time between turns, with a better processor. It's practically a 2D game in terms of its visual load; when you have a huge game going and you're scrolling around the map, it's more your data processing capabilities (CPU/RAM/disk) that are the limiting factor, not rendering all the tiny, repeating, and not-very-detailed 3D models.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
18. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 15, 2014, 02:27 jacobvandy
 
Seems the new generation of consoles launching has thrown a monkey wrench in for the PC release. Maybe it'll arrive simultaneously with Xbone and PS4 versions, but we could possibly see the usual exclusivity timeframe being delayed until those are out.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 15, 2014, 02:17 jacobvandy
 
I don't really care, all I know is TurboTax is pretty quick and easy and FREE for filing my FIT... They bug me to pay a fee to transfer the info over to my state filing, but I just ignore all that nonsense.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Apr 15, 2014, 01:56 jacobvandy
 
The entire argument against violent video games is moot, because violent video games are not made for kids... It goes back to the parenting. Sitting little Johnny in front of Call of Duty all day (so you don't have to bother baby-sitting... GG parental responsibility) is no different than sending him to see an R-rated movie by himself or buying him an Insane Clown Posse album to listen to on his iPod, and then proceeding to complain about that stuff screwing him up mentally. That kind of media is not meant to be consumed by children, especially not without any sort of moderation or grounding wisdom to temper it. Any sane person who knows right from wrong will not be affected one way or the other. Many kids can and do handle exposure to violent games just fine... Quit trying to point fingers and regulate artistic expression, and start throwing retarded parents in jail.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
27. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 14, 2014, 06:27 jacobvandy
 
They don't do spring sales. Closest they ever had was last year with an all-indie promotion. Past 5 years has always been a 6-7 month wait between big winter and summer sales. That could change, obviously, but I don't understand the expectation when there's no precedent for it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 14, 2014, 06:22 jacobvandy
 
Water. Temple.

That first time is a bitch.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered CE Includes Light-up Ship
6. Re: Homeworld Remastered Includes Light-up Ship Apr 13, 2014, 16:16 jacobvandy
 
They didn't have to re-release the classics, you know... If it weren't Gearbox, you'd have a mobile remake instead (these guys were bidding on the IP, also). I doubt they're overly concerned with throwing money at the remastering when they could be putting that into the inevitable sequel.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 13, 2014, 16:08 jacobvandy
 
Orogogus wrote on Apr 13, 2014, 15:30:
Cpmartins wrote on Apr 13, 2014, 14:47:
DSII a given? Do you not remember the state DSI was released on PC? It was, quite literally, the worst port ever cobbled together and thrown on the platform I've seen. After people who are not connected in any way, shape or form to FROM fixed their game for them, it was an OK game. Not a great RPG or anything, but a very good action game.

Eh. The PC release of DS was objectively better in every way than the console versions. There are actually bad ports, like Resident Evil 4, which manage to be worse than their source material. Saints Row 2 kind of didn't run for a lot of people. Dead Space 1 with its vsync issue (you can turn it off, but yay, tearing).

Agreed. It was simply a port, which is more than they were ever planning to do. They were begged to release a PC version so I can't fault them for basically saying "okay, but this is exactly what you'll get."
 
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News Comments > PAX East Panel Bullish on PC Gaming
17. Re: PAX East Panel Bullish on PC Gaming Apr 12, 2014, 20:02 jacobvandy
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 12, 2014, 15:43:
I know. That was really insulting to a thoroughbred PC gamer, too. But back then with the extremely limited functionality (I mean the weapons were just for show so all he needed was up/down/left/right/accelerate/decelerate) it was at least somewhat understandable that maybe he grabbed the closest peripheral he had lying around.

But now with a game that is supposedly pretty complex in the space avionics department and given the fact that CIG have been heavily advertising for Saitek in recent weeks, you'd think he'd at least have the decency to grab that X55 Rhino to show shit off.

I mean what kind of "space sim enthusiast" would seriously play any fucking space sim with a fucking console controller?
That's just going full retard, man. It's like going to a Harley Davidson con without a bimbo in the back seat and riding a fucking Honda.

From what I could sit through of that gameplay footage, I did catch one guy in the audience yell pretty clearly "You'd be able to hit him if you used a mouse!" or something like that. Best part of the video IMO.
 
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News Comments > Civilization: Beyond Earth Revealed?
19. Re: Civilization: Beyond Earth Revealed? Apr 12, 2014, 19:46 jacobvandy
 
NewMaxx wrote on Apr 12, 2014, 19:32:
Needless to say, I got an A, and I have the suspicion that my professor knew what I was referencing.

Nah, I think you did need to say that, lol. I certainly wouldn't have inferred that using a quote from a game got you an automatic A.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Apr 12, 2014, 18:09 jacobvandy
 
Nobody goes to Newegg to buy PC games, because they don't have much to offer. Used to be nothing but retail boxes, and it appears they only have digital code distribution from a few publishers. Not to mention, the margins are guaranteed to be shitty compared to selling console games and accessories.

But there are some PC deals there if you cared to look: http://www.newegg.com/Digital_Games/PromotionStore/ID-2126840?icid=241383
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
9. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 12, 2014, 02:04 jacobvandy
 
I played the shit out of Guitar Hero from World Tour on, as well as Rock Band 2 and 3 plus a ton of their DLC... Got my feet wet with RB3 pro mode and now I play a proper guitar using Rocksmith, fairly well. Doubtful I'll be actually playing in a real band or anything, but vidya games did indeed teach me an instrument, and I'm getting better all the time.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Apr 11, 2014, 20:12 jacobvandy
 
Lesson learned -- never put anything down in writing.  
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