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Signed On Oct 30, 2013, 02:11
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
8. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 10:18 Desalus
 
Who decides to purchase video cards based upon their specifications alone? Don't people rely on benchmarks to make that decision? Did the benchmarks change? Nope! It's still a very high performing card and a great value for the money. To ask for a full refund on a card that performs just as well as the benchmarks showed is just ludicrous.

jomisab wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 09:53:
And here I bought two of them. Have not yet run into issues that are not general issues experienced by everyone with certain games or configurations (i.e. SLI). But I am sure at some point I will, when games start using/requiring close to 4GB.

By the time games start fully utilizing 4 GB of RAM (probably years from now thanks to the PS4 and XBOX One), you will have already purchased an even better video card, thus making the whole point moot.
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Total War: ATTILA
15. Re: Ship Ahoy - Total War: ATTILA Feb 18, 2015, 09:32 Desalus
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 01:55:
I bought Empire Total War when it was released and all it did was crash... and they never fixed it. Even today when I start it up, I can't even get through the first 10 minutes without it crashing. I paid full price for that pos game. The forums were always filled with people complaining about the same crash... that they never fixed.

Empire came out almost six years ago. You're still using the same computer?
 
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News Comments > D.I.C.E. Award Winners
4. Re: D.I.C.E. Award Winners Feb 6, 2015, 10:21 Desalus
 
Adventure Game of the Year: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Outstanding Achievement In Story: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Outstanding Achievement In Character: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Outstanding Technical Achievement: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Outstanding Achievement In Animation: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Outstanding Achievement In Gameplay Design: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Outstanding Achievement In Game Direction: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor


....and who gets the game of the year?

Game of the Year: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Huh Surprised ? How the hell do you award top honors for eight different categories to Shadow of Mordor and yet you don't award it Game of the Year?
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
14. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 15:15 Desalus
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 14:52:
And the big PC gaming news they promised turns out to be....*drum roll*

Streaming games from your Xbone to your PC. Woo. PC gaming is so important to them they found a way to turn your PC into a monitor for your Xbox. Yay PC* gaming! Buy Xbox!

*Not actually a PC

Woweeeee! I can see this being useful in about one or two rare situations, but since I don't own an XBONE it's entirely useless to me!

I am glad to see that they will be offering Windows 10 for free. I really hope you can download a full copy instead of an upgrade to make fresh installs easier.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
7. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jan 20, 2015, 20:45 Desalus
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 20:26:
STRAFEģ by Pixel Titans ó Kickstarter. "BLEEDING EDGE GRAPHICS AND GAMEPLAY, 1996©."

No idea if this game is going to be any good or not, but this is one of the greatest KS pitch videos I've ever seen. Kudos to them.

I concur. Definitely the best I have ever seen.
 
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News Comments > MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers
23. Re: MS: Windows 10 "Best" OS Ever Created for Gamers Jan 16, 2015, 10:45 Desalus
 
We shall see come next Wednesday if this is actually true. I like Windows 10, but I'm skeptical of any efforts to make it the best gaming OS because of their past failed efforts. I can understand why it would be a difficult position to be in when any improvements for gaming on their OS could potentially impact sales of their console.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jan 13, 2015, 17:13 Desalus
 
Well it's a damn good thing that he sold the franchise off to Disney then. Does he not realize how terrible the last three movies are?  
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News Comments > Evolve 4th Monster; DLC; Season Pass Details
8. Re: Evolve 4th Monster; DLC; Season Pass Details Jan 13, 2015, 15:51 Desalus
 
Fuck this. I can't stand all the day one DLC, preorder bonuses, deluxe editions, season pass bullshit that comes with so many AAA games these days! Just give us one price and give us all the damn content(in other words be like CD Projekt Red).  
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Sale Begins
21. Re: Steam Holiday Sale Begins Dec 18, 2014, 15:49 Desalus
 
Between my PC and PS3, I'm up to 60+ games that I have yet to play at any length or I have yet to finish. Too many games and too little time. I made a vow to myself that I wouldn't buy anymore until I knock that list down by at least half.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 18, 2014, 15:43 Desalus
 
Task wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 13:34:
If people really thought NK did it, people are off their friggin' rockers. I mean look at their god damn power grid, its almost non-existent.

So you're telling me that you need to live in a first world country in order to hack computers and networks? Here I was, under the impression that all it took was a computer, the internet, and someone who knows what they are doing. Apparently you need an entire country's infrastructure in order to do so and first world country at that!

Task wrote on Dec 18, 2014, 13:34:
Meanwhile the U.S. was never punished for its war crimes of purposely bombing millions of civilians in the Korean war, which is the exact reason NK is a closed society with a paranoid dynasty.

Yes, because certainly at that time the US military had precision guided missiles in order to avoid civilian deaths! But then they turned around and carpet bombed cities, just like everyone else did during WWII. These actions somehow led to the Soviet Union creating a communist government in the north and appointing Kim Il-sung as its president, all before the war even started! I don't know how bombing civilians in a soon to be war influenced the formation of NK in the past, but it must the US's fault! It's always the US's fault!
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
20. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 18, 2014, 10:07 Desalus
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 23:37:
Ok, first off there's nothing stupid or outlandish about it. The US government has a regular habit of lying to its citizens. This is documented in great detail, no less than by the government itself. Second, you're only proving our point anwyay. Feds have now concluded the perpetrators were from NK? And you know this to be true how? From a government that constantly lies to you, always has, and always will, and you're saying I'm stupid? Are you willfully ignorant or a product of inbreeding?

Nah, I'm right there with you about the US government lying about plenty of things, and a lot of serious things at that. But what I don't understand is how the parties involved actually benefit from it. Why would the US government lie about NK hacking Sony Pictures? The NK Government called the movie an 'act of war', so why is it any surprise that they actually carried through with their threats? Please, tell me your entire theory. I'm quite curious.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 17, 2014, 23:04 Desalus
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 20:32:
Why not? A multi-billion dollar group of global intelligence agencies yet no one can find the people who did it? All the claim is it's "credible evidence". Yeah sure, let's all just take their word at face value because they'd never lie to us or anything, or have an agenda or anything. Unless I see arrests and confessions - and even then I'm still exceedingly skeptical - it's just so much bullshit. Are there bad people in the world? Sure, but this sort of thing - much less the reaction to it - strikes me as absurd, if not outright manufactured to precipitate such a response.

Sorry, but your outlandishly stupid conspiracy theory was just quashed:

"Federal investigators have now connected the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. to North Korea, a U.S. official said Wednesday, though it remained unclear how the federal government would respond to a break-in that exposed sensitive documents and ultimately led to terrorist threats against moviegoers."

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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
57. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 12:33 Desalus
 
To me it sounds like Gabe is saying that from now on 'anything will go' according to this quote, "Steam is about creating tools for content creators and customers."

In that case, Destructive Creations needs to up the ante by allowing players to rape their victims as well, even when they are dead! I'd love to see what Gabe thinks about that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 17, 2014, 10:25 Desalus
 
Now I'm suspicious. Is Carmike secretly owned and operated by the North Korean government?

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.
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
20. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 09:58 Desalus
 
shul wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 09:16:
I'm sorry, but I've watched the trailer and the game makes me sick.

I know that if I don't like it I don't need to play it but putting stuff like that out there is like poisoning minds.

Cutter wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 09:27:
Freedom without responsibility doesn't work. We should aspire to more than pandering to the lowest common denominator. Anything for a buck, Gabe?

I concur with both these sentiments. It's quite bizarre that they pulled 'Seduce Me' from Greenlight, which is a game about enticing NPCs to have sex with your character. Yet they turn around and reinstate a game about killing innocent civilians in extremely graphic and disturbing ways. So the message I get from Gabe is that sex is fucked up and we aren't allowed to virtually partake in it, but virtually putting a gun into a screaming woman's mouth and blowing her brains out is completely fine!!! Confused
 
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
1. Re: Ship Ahoy - Crusader Kings II: Way of Life Dec 16, 2014, 10:06 Desalus
 
More paid content...just what this game needs. I believe this is the 9th expansion, along with the 36+ minor DLC!  
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
30. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 13:30 Desalus
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 10:52:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Dec 3, 2014, 10:45:
Why only in Australia?

This must have more to do with Target protecting itself against some potential liability in Australia than anything. Otherwise they would have halted sales everywhere.

You need to Google "International Subsidiaries."
Target Australia is pretty much an entirely different entity than Target US. They likely don't meet until the CEO, and since this decision wasn't made by the CEO of Target, it was just made by someone at the Australia office and therefore just for Australia.

Target Australia and Target Corporation (USA and Canada) are two entirely separate companies (even though they share the same name and logo). Target Australia is a subsidiary of Wesfarmers Limited but is not a subsidiary of Target Corporation.

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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
60. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 14:19 Desalus
 
When are people going to learn? Don't buy into pre-release games if you can't tolerate broken promises. It's inevitable that the game's design will change, the devís priorities will change, and the game won't be everything you thought it would be when it's released. Throughout the history of video-game development, devs have promised many features that never made it into the final product. Itís just the reality of game development. Just expect that it will happen, and accept it when it does.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Bonus Weekend
8. Re: Diablo III Bonus Weekend Oct 31, 2014, 09:27 Desalus
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 03:32:
Im sorry I even fell for the loot 2.0 patch and wasted a few months of my life on this piece of shit...

I always have to laugh at people who play games for countless hours, only to turn around and say the game was terrible. If Diablo 3 is such a piece of shit then you must be completely oblivious (or a masochist) in order to play the game for a few months without noticing you weren't having any fun.
 
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News Comments > NCSOFT Layoffs; Carbine Reportedly Loses 60+
4. Re: NCSOFT Layoffs; Carbine Reportedly Loses 60+ Oct 23, 2014, 20:14 Desalus
 
Undoubtedly this is the beginning of the end for WildStar. NCSoft will probably shut it down within the next two years. Auto Assault and Tabula Rasa didn't even last a year and a half.  
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