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Signed On Jul 12, 2000, 17:57
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
10. Re: Dell declares the PC 'undead,' Windows 8.1 starts to shine. Oct 5, 2013, 21:10 DangerDog
 
Darks wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 17:31:
Sorry DangerDog, but why should I or anyone for that matter have to install a third party app to make Windows perform and act like windows? We shouldn't!

The simple fact is, M$ keep screwing over the PC and continues to not listen to the concerns of the consumer. This is what is getting them in to trouble and why many are so opposed to using Windows 8.

Its never going on my pc as long as its in the shitty state its in now.

There are some enhancements to the desktop that are nice, should those have just been patched into Windows 7? Perhaps, all I'm saying is that if you want to you can turn Windows 8 into a serviceable desktop operating system and de-metro it.

People are getting upset over the wrong issue, the outrage should be aimed at Microsoft wanting to become a gate-keeper for programs you install on the Metro / Modern UI app side. I wouldn't object to it as much if you could acquire and install them from other sources, they can keep the MS Store but open it up to other sources.

This is the real crux of the issue that Gabe has with it, if he could sell Modern UI apps on Steam I really doubt he would be striking out with the Steam Console PC.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2013, 16:02 DangerDog
 
Speaking of pain, starting to get carpel tunnel in my left hand. Too many years of WASD gaming. I know ergonomically speaking the traditional keyboard isn't the best thing to be using but all of those "gaming" keypads seem more like a gimmick than a solution. The Razer Orbweaver looks interesting but at the same time doesn't look all that ergonomic or comfortable.

All of these people going ga-ga over mechanical keyboards are going to have regrets about using a hard-to-press switch years down the road. I know some of the switches are more about the "click" sound but some require more force to press.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Dell declares the PC 'undead,' Windows 8.1 starts to shine. Oct 5, 2013, 15:36 DangerDog
 
LittleMe wrote on Oct 5, 2013, 13:20:
So Windows 8.1 now comes with folks a bit more used to the new interface and it has improvements that address many of the things which really irritated a lot of users.

Not according to what I'm reading, Mr. Shill. I'm reading that 8.1 regresses more than it improves and that MS still isn't listening to the consumer, but is instead forcing a dumbed-down UI that we don't want on our PC's.


It does let you boot right to the desktop but they also have done some things that don't make any sense like removing scheduling from Windows Backup - at least that's what I read from the preview version of 8.1

If you install StartIsBack you can turn off annoying charm pop-up locations like upper right corner, but you'll still need to reassign your favorite programs to open files or you'll click on an image and end up in "Metro" for example. It doesn't take that much to turn it into Windows 7.5 and ignore all the junk Microsoft added including the start screen.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 5, 2013, 15:27 DangerDog
 
The only way you can bring Windows 8 to the masses is pre-install StartIsBack onto every system. Nobody on a desktop PC wants to use "Metro" apps, unless of course you're a moron like the guy who wrote that article - not having a "Metro" version of office is only a dumb move for the tablets that MS is trying to push, especially the RT one.

It's just too jarring of a user experience to go from a desktop app to a "Metro" one with no clear indications of how to get back to the desktop.

8.1 brings a start button back but that just takes you to the "Metro" start screen, Microsoft is just too desperate to kill the desktop and herd people over to their walled garden of an app store.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 4, 2013, 23:01 DangerDog
 
That Nvidia romance with Linux sure didn't last long.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Beta Opens
23. Re: Battlefield 4 Beta Opens Oct 4, 2013, 14:19 DangerDog
 
to see your fps in game you can either enter this command in the console (press ~) or create a user.cfg text file in your Battlefield 4 beta folder.

perfoverlay.drawfps 1

http://blogs.battlefield.com/2013/09/this-is-the-bf4-beta/

The beta version of the game is actually older than the version we are currently working on at the DICE office, since the beta had to be submitted for testing and certification before it can go live.

older, most likely not optimized but functional version. I wouldn't expect any patches to roll out.

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 4, 2013, 00:02 DangerDog
 
I think it took the internet all of .0000000001 ms to come up with that nickname.

Now they'll play it like it's cool to call it 'Xbone'

Windows 8 = Windows Hate, Surface RT = Surface ReTarded or Retard Tablet / Retarded edition of Windows.

 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 3, 2013, 23:52 DangerDog
 
“In other words, EA is going to nickel and dime your ass with gold battlepacks for the same shit” Thats what it is, folks. Its like 80 000 points for a “bronze” pack, What do you think you get with cash for a gold pack? Fifa has f’d the whole system up with Ultimate Team and peoples obsession with its monetization.
EA is going to be printing money with suckers with this.

It has micro-transaction written all over it, very few paid for the fast track unlock packs that EA sold for BF3 I'm guessing.

The loadout menu is pretty shitty as well, so many sub menus and no fast fav slots either.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Squads Trailer
3. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Squads Trailer Oct 3, 2013, 22:31 DangerDog
 
Not quite the squads I was expecting, offline against bots does solve the big problem with these multiplayer shooters.

rampant cheating.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Specs Lower Than Alleged
5. Re: Watch Dogs Specs Lower Than Alleged Oct 3, 2013, 18:28 DangerDog
 
Okay, looks like uplay now accepts keys from other places and lets you download using uplay. I had a copy of Driver San Fransico and it accepted the key, last time I tried it rejected it telling me in so many terms to download it from where I bought it from.

I still don't think Ubisoft is up to the task of delivering 30 gig games even with a preload option without melting their servers.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Specs Lower Than Alleged
4. Re: Watch Dogs Specs Lower Than Alleged Oct 3, 2013, 17:59 DangerDog
 
Maybe they changed it, when I bought Far Cry 3 from Gamefly I had to use their download program.

does "activating" game also give you access to their download system?

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News Comments > Watch Dogs Specs Lower Than Alleged
1. Re: Watch Dogs Specs Lower Than Alleged Oct 3, 2013, 16:55 DangerDog
 
Cool looking game but I'll wait for reviews before purchase, it's uplay which means that if you buy it from somewhere other than Steam (not listed yet) you won't get a Steam key to install it... using Steam.

20 gig game using 3rd party downloader, or *gag* buy a physical disc copy and most likely be tied to disc based protection + uplay.

Ubisoft doesn't let you use their content delivery system if you buy it from places other than them. If you buy it from Gamefly you don't just plug a key into uplay and download - it doesn't even have an option to enter keys. uplay is worse than Origin when it comes to functionality.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 AMD Driver Issue?
11. Re: Battlefield 4 AMD Driver Issue? Oct 2, 2013, 03:17 DangerDog
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 2, 2013, 01:43:
BF4 is just fucked now anyway. Tons of people can't even join servers. Origin locks up, BF doesn't start, lots of fun! Oh, and GTA V online doesn't work for me either! Fuck, it's been such a fun day!

I was just hanging at "loading" with a black screen and I could hear stuff going on in the match including voip, if I alt+tab out and then alt+tab in it'll connect proper.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 30, 2013, 15:56 DangerDog
 
Neither side of the two party system is going to campaign against the elimination of the NSA, it's reach will expand regardless of who is chosen to be the hood ornament sitting in the white house.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Sep 28, 2013, 14:56 DangerDog
 
Either agents working directly for the Iranian government or an outside group with Iran's approval allegedly carried out the attacks.

How do they know it was Iran, did Iran send out a tweet or update their facebook page? "HA HA we so hacked u guys!"

I find it hard to believe any hacking was going on, why wouldn't this information be classified as secret in the first place?
 
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News Comments > Steam Controller Announced
36. Re: Steam Controller Announced Sep 28, 2013, 00:57 DangerDog
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 28, 2013, 00:08:
DangerDog wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 21:16:
How would you use the touchpad while using an Oculus?

Yeah, the touchpad might be a trick, but not the rest of it. But even looking at the Portal 2 layout, it looks like the position of the buttons on the touchpad would be clickable by feel.

I guess it could give you audio ques for which button quadrant you're on, it looks like it'll have 4 squares to program.

or you could just do something like this

http://imgur.com/YU2po57,hPFQrKn,6PkYRH8,2fm2NCZ#0
 
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News Comments > Steam Controller Announced
9. Re: Into the Black Sep 27, 2013, 21:41 DangerDog
 
NegaDeath wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 21:18:
I'm going to have to try this hands on to be sure but right now it sounds terrible. I doubt even Valve can turn a mouse and keyboard into a controller and not make it weird. It'll be interesting to see the first user impressions.

They'll hand it off to people who strictly play on consoles and film them praising how awesome it is.

Are there really that many PC Gamers using "Big Picture" and playing their games on the living room TV or is this really just Valve pushing an end game agenda to cut ties with Windows?
 
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News Comments > Steam Controller Announced
6. Re: Steam Controller Announced Sep 27, 2013, 21:16 DangerDog
 
How would you use the touchpad while using an Oculus?

It's a gamepad, still doesn't replace mouse and keyboard but at least it isn't as bad as that Novint Falcon thing Valve seemed to be hyping a few years back.

remember this mess?

http://www.novint.com/
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse Released for PCs
6. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Apocalypse Released for PCs Sep 27, 2013, 16:18 DangerDog
 
Dacron wrote on Sep 27, 2013, 14:26:
$15 for 2 new maps, 2 old maps, and a zombie map?

I must have had several thousand dollars worth of Duke3d maps, up your game EA!

Hi, would you sign my petition to get EA to stop releasing DLC maps for Call of Duty games?
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Trading Trailer
37. Re: X Rebirth Trading Trailer Sep 27, 2013, 03:55 DangerDog
 
MajorD wrote on Sep 26, 2013, 17:00:
So, being totally new to this franchise, I have questions. Can you fly to and land on the near by planets seen in the video, or is it strictly flying around in space to different stations? May be a dumb question, but IDFK.


Nope, you can walk around on the stations as shown in the video - which is new to the series, but no landing on planets.
 
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