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Signed On Jul 16, 2011, 20:27
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 26, 2015, 23:49 LurkerLito
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 22:45:
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.
Actually to some people it is a big deal. I bought a 4GB card not a 3.5GB with some slow 512MB temp RAM that screws up the card performance if it's used. Nvidia fraudulent specs effectively cost me my ability to step up to a 980 because instead of immediately coming forth and telling everyone they made a mistake, they kept it hidden because they knew they were falsely representing the product for so long. Now it's too late for me to step up so my only remedy would be to sell my 970 at a loss instead of using the EVGA step up program to put the full value I paid towards a 980. So yeah I am a bit pissed off at Nvidia.

As far as "miscommunication" goes, no it was clearly fraud IMO. They have been writing drivers to deal with the issue since September. There is NO WAY they didn't know about it when they released the drivers for Shadows of Mordor release. If they had said something then around Oct/Nov, I would have given them the benefit of the doubt, but not this far along. They are only claiming "oversight" now because they got caught and know there is no fix for it but to limit the RAM allocation to 3.5GB.

Yeah the 970 is still a good card but it wasn't the card I paid for. I paid for a card with 4GB usable RAM. I shouldn't have to read tech specs to find out only 3.5GB is usable if I want the card to perform properly without issues. Same way if a car manufacturer says it's vehicle can seat 6, I expect to be able to put 6 people in the car safely, and not have to read the tech specs to find out only 5 get to have seat belts, the last one you should use a bungee cord and drive slower for safety. Yeah the car performs the same but on those rare occasions I need to take a 6th person with me, I am not going to string them up with a bungee cord and hope nothing goes wrong.
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News Comments > Cross-Platform Windows 10 Fable Legends Announced
12. Re: Cross-Platform Windows 10 Fable Legends Announced Jan 22, 2015, 00:06 LurkerLito
So let me guess all that for only $50/Year right? You need Gold Level XBone2PC Live service or something like that.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Jan 21, 2015, 23:58 LurkerLito
Yeah it's most definitely, valve not wanting to deal with the groups who would go bat-sh*t crazy. I can't blame valve for not wanting to deal with that potential cluster f**k of a situation.

Though I would be ROFLMFAO if they pulled Gabe to a congressional hearing and call him the next Larry Flint.
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
30. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 16:51 LurkerLito
I think this is how MS will eliminate Win 7 completely. Remember, if you upgrade to Win 10 then you are essentially giving up your license to use Win 7. If you read the fine print that's how most upgrades work. You get a discount because you are essentially "returning" or "destroying" your copy of the old software for a price break on the new version. While in the past that was an unenforceable technicality, thanks to WGA checking they can now revoke your old windows licenses if they choose to. That would be the best way to get rid of the opposition to Win 10, here you get it free, but if you activate Win 10 your old OS license will be blacklisted and unusable.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft on Watch Dogs 2 Expectations
17. Re: Ubisoft on Watch Dogs 2 Expectations Jan 16, 2015, 11:47 LurkerLito
Creston wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 11:37:

lol I was actually expecting this to be there somewhere along with a excel spreadsheet describing what each edition came with.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 12, 2015, 19:22 LurkerLito
The problem with Pono is content mainly. I have a relatively high end audio system and I can hear a difference with some classical music titles CD vs SACD and 16/44.1 vs 24/96 but it's not exactly night and day. With Rock music it is dam near impossible to hear a difference especially with anything modern that's been overly processed to death. Anything you buy these days you might as well not waste your money on anything better than a CD cause if it's available they most likely didn't master it right. They mastered it for the iPhone/MP3 generation and that sh*t sounds meh right out of the box. There ain't no fixing the sh*t they put out now with better resolution after they purposely tweak it to sound good even as an compressed MP3.  
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News Comments > EA: No Origin Breach
3. Re: EA: No Origin Breach Dec 31, 2014, 10:47 LurkerLito
Agreed I changed my PW already. No need to risk it if EA isn't being completely honest for PR purposes. That's what random generated PW managers are for, one PW to rule them all.  
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News Comments > Dark Souls DSfix DMCA SNAFU
3. Re: Dark Souls DSfix DMCA SNAFU Dec 23, 2014, 11:55 LurkerLito
So where can I get the latest version now? I haven't updated DSFix in a while since I am not currently playing it but I want to get it and store it for future use.

DMCA w/ smiles:
There is some infringement on the internet hold still while I fix it:
Flamethrower Tears Ahoy
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 17, 2014, 11:12 LurkerLito
Wow, Dr. Dobb's is gone . I haven't read it in a while, but they had some of the best programming articles.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 17, 2014, 11:09 LurkerLito
Desalus wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 10:25:
On a serious note, it's disappointing to see them being cowed by the hacking activities of the North Korean government or some of their sympathizers. Carmike is taking the easy way out and simply giving in to the Guardians of Peace's demands.
It might be disappointing, but most likely a business decision because they couldn't afford to have extra security at the showings. The opening week revenues mainly go to movie studio, and most theaters only actually make money on popcorn/candy/sodas, so all their first week profits would be pre-spent on added security because if something happened and they didn't have extra security, they'd be sued out of business for not providing it after a threat was given. I'd guess many of the smaller theaters might back out of showing the movie because of security costs.
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Free & Paid DLC
4. Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Free & Paid DLC Dec 17, 2014, 10:45 LurkerLito
Agreed nothing there is appealing, I got some of that Flame weapons as part of the preorder and they are useless tier 2 schematics. You will out class it. I have used a mount once to finish the mount quest, otherwise, you are better off walking and gathering the resources as you go as you will need those to even make the flames of the inquisition gear.

I am a 100+ hours in and I am not done yet and not bored of the game yet either :). Not quite as good combat wise as DA:O but the world is much better. On foot is the way to go for exploring it IMHO.
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow
64. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition PC Patch Tomorrow Dec 8, 2014, 16:50 LurkerLito
Cutter wrote on Dec 8, 2014, 16:36:
Well seeing as you don't get any xp for anything you're 3 levels above then at least they should adopt the MMO tactic of making those things non-aggro. It's fucking irritating having to fight through low level stuff in a zone when I get nothing for it.
While I agree, technically you do get something for fighting them. The loot (materials, coin, crappy weapons/armor you can sell).
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 3, 2014, 09:45 LurkerLito
Target removes GTA 5 from sale due to “depictions of violence against women.”
So all the depictions of violence against men is OK Rolleyes . I see...They should probably just not sell video games anymore.
Flamethrower Rifle

And they wonder why there aren't many "female" lead characters in games. Amazed
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity
21. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity Nov 11, 2014, 11:43 LurkerLito
Ship is such a subjective term. It is technically "available" but not really cause they can only give broadband users enough bandwidth to be equivalent to dialup. 4.3MB/s connection is now only giving out 6KB/s. Good job Ubisoft I applaud your effort to make the ACU release a true time travel reenactment by giving me flashbacks to the 90's and my dialup modem.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record
25. Re: Star Citizen's $55M Sets Crowdfunding Record Oct 1, 2014, 13:47 LurkerLito
Tumbler wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 12:36:
As SC is supposed to be an online game with a persistent online universe that could be a major problem but so far they've proved themselves to be able to adapt to player feedback and with a budget this large they can afford to bring in huge updates and change the things that don't work for players.
No it wasn't suppose to be an online game, here is their Kickstarter page that I backed:
The emphasis is:
  • Single Player – Offline or Online(Drop in / Drop out co-op play)

  • Squadron 42 - A Wing Commander style single player mode, playable OFFLINE if you want
  • From their FAQ:
    Star Citizen will take the best of all possible worlds, ranging from a permanent, persistent world similar to those found in MMOs to an offline, single player campaign like those found in the Wing Commander series. The game will include the option for private servers, like Freelancer, and will offer plenty of opportunities for players who are interested in modding the content. Unlike many games, none of these aspects is an afterthought: they all combine to form the core of the Star Citizen experience.
    So far they aren't delivering anything in regards to the single player game. The trading, the traveling to worlds, the exploration, the game economy. All we have is a simple multiplayer dog fight sim, single player bot arena match and some racing thing. That is pretty unacceptable to me given 2 years. While I understand that these things take time, there hasn't been even a hint at the single player portion of the game. All we get is "Here is a new ship you can buy with real money so we can get another million this week." If you look at the kickstarter page you can see they were estimating a November 2014 release date. For what they have delivered so far that was a grossly negligent estimate. I mean if they estimated to ship by next month, I would have expected them to at the very least have all the modules in Alpha by now and expect some delays. But they don't even have an alpha part of the single player, the trading, or even the traveling to other worlds part.
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    News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, Preorder Bonus
    5. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, Preorder Bonus Sep 2, 2014, 10:43 LurkerLito
    LOL, have to agree, I'll buy it when the complete version is less than $10. I am just so sick of the DLC scam now.  
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    News Comments > Last Chance at Some Games
    13. Re: Last Chance at Some Games Aug 28, 2014, 13:12 LurkerLito
    Whiskers wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 21:47:
    The publisher, Nordic, was demanding everyone use regional pricing, which goes against GOG's policy, so they decided to drop their games.

    Actually it's not against GoG's policy, so much as GoG doesn't want regional pricing on the older catalog of games. GoG put in regional pricing for only the new releases of games depending on the requirements of the publisher IIRC.
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    News Comments > West Games' License Expires
    11. Re: West Games' License Expires Aug 24, 2014, 10:22 LurkerLito
    If Putin really did back this project I'd say these guys have a bigger problem if they don't refund his money than anything else. He might be sending some people with a "pair of pliers and a blowtorch" to discuss their options. Bat  
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    News Comments > 4A Games on Metro Redux Upgrades
    8. Re: 4A Games on Metro Redux Upgrades Aug 10, 2014, 14:58 LurkerLito
    I don't mind them charging for the redux version, but seriously $25 each is way too much IMHO. Both games have already been on sale for less than $20 for both including all the DLC for the second game. Redux or not, I wouldn't pay more than $15-$16 for both redux versions in a package deal. I liked 2033, and I still haven't even played Last Light yet even though I bought it a while ago for $16 with all the DLC IIRC.  
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    News Comments > Ryse: Son of Rome Roaming onto PCs
    12. Re: Ryse: Son of Rome Roaming onto PCs Aug 7, 2014, 12:48 LurkerLito
    I doubt this will help them much at all. A QTE game on PC is not going to sell all that well. I might give it a try or even just buy it to add it to my Steam Library @ 2.50-5.00 but really that would be about my max price for this game.  
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