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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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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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News Comments > Ubisoft Deactivating Far Cry 4 Keys; Cites Fraud
25. Re: Ubisoft Deactivating Far Cry 4 Keys; Cites Fraud Jan 26, 2015, 16:12 jacobvandy
 
Buyer beware. This is why I don't shop at G2A or any number of other dirt cheap key sellers. Use some common sense and ask yourself, how is it they're able to sell so cheaply? Why doesn't everybody do that? Because there's a catch...

Holy shit, I didn't even know this until just now (I've literally never even been to G2A before), but they're not even a store! G2A is a marketplace that hosts transactions between buyers and sellers. Like eBay for back-alley video game deals! Random dudes from god knows where are selling you that key or promising a Steam GIFT! Lmao...

Ubisoft is not responsible for this. You reap what you sow, sorry.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Recruiting for "Next Borderlands"
7. Re: Gearbox Recruiting for Jan 26, 2015, 12:06 jacobvandy
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 11:54:
Personally,

I hope they do Borderlands 3 as a Destiny like game. I feel like Destiny is a huge piece of shit in a lot of ways but I can't stop playing it because the shooting is fun.


Borderlands 3 being an MMO has been the speculation since the ending to BL2, and more recently TPS adding even more. I'll hide it in case anybody really doesn't want to be spoiled, but: basically it was the star map full of dozens if not hundreds of vaults, and after that the Eridian wizard-ninja guy stopping Lilith from killing Athena and saying "War is coming. You will need all the vault hunters you can get." So if it's not an MMO, it might at least be next-gen co-op with more than four players.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Lady Hammerlock Pack Tomorrow
2. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel: Lady Hammerlock Pack Tomorrow Jan 26, 2015, 11:45 jacobvandy
 
I think the people spoke... But while extra classes are nice and all, I'm still waiting on some new content.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
31. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 25, 2015, 22:16 jacobvandy
 
Dacron wrote on Jan 25, 2015, 18:23:
The key is listed under Games - Grand Theft Auto V (Download) (15 digit key).

If you click download, it takes you to the GTA5 preorder info (not the store page) where it says the key provided may be required to play GTA 5. The same key that activates SA on steam.


Here is from the preorder info link, for downloading/playing GTA5 -
This game is not available for download yet. It will be on . Any required keys will be made available on that date.

The following key may be required to play your game:

(retracted)

Simply enter the key if the game prompts you to.

So it says it might be required, and a new key may be emailed. I'm not taking chances, no one on my steam list wants SA anyways. I am new to using GMG perhaps I am just confused.

( my gta5 in games w/key)

GMG will not be giving you a Steam key for GTA V, it will be a key for Rockstar Games Social Club (which is apparently going to be yet another game distribution client). However your copy of GTA:SA is a Steam key. This information is all listed on their GTA V store page. I guess their vernacular on the account page is just too generic and possibly confusing.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 25, 2015, 15:08 jacobvandy
 
Dacron wrote on Jan 25, 2015, 14:06:
I bought it off GMG and cannot gift the SA copy.

The key code for it is the same as the GTA5 GMG code, so I'm not giving the code to someone so they can hijack GTA5 as well, but adding the code to steam just gives "You already own this game. Click to install"

GMG gave you a GTA5 key already? I doubt that. It's probably a key just for GTA:SA. Check their forums.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 25, 2015, 13:55 jacobvandy
 
Linksil wrote on Jan 25, 2015, 13:47:
I love how the preorder bonus for GTA V is a game that I think 90% of the people buying GTA V would already have. Also from what I heard you can't gift the extra copy.

I don't know where you heard that, because you could check the Steam forums to see people saying you do get the extra copy in your inventory since the game went on sale. I just pre-ordered myself to confirm. I'm more disappointed about the whole 'conversion to mobile port with less music' thing than the choice of SA as a bonus.
 
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