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Signed On Jul 17, 2000, 22:20
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 20, 2014, 21:38 PropheT
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2014, 20:41:
I'll never understand about people who rail against the social safety nets like welfare, unemployment insurance, etc. when they're handing out millions and billions to millionaires and billionaires.

Welfare recipients can't afford to get people elected. There's really no way to expect fair representation when corporations can donate as if they were people and lobby on (and for) pocket books individuals can't even dream of.

 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 17, 2014, 18:43 PropheT
 
mch wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 18:27:
"I will work with Congress..."

So, in other words nothing will get done? Gotcha, expected nothing more.

That's the way the system is supposed to work, it's what keeps some degree of checks and balances present.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Jan 17, 2014, 13:12 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on Jan 17, 2014, 12:48:
Because MS doesn't want you playing games on their OS. They want you to a buy a failbox instead. Five years down the road, we may all be thanking Valve to having the foresight to create SteamOS.

Why would you need to reboot? I'm sure you can get SteamOS to just VM a windows install.

I don't believe for a second that they're trying to discourage playing games on Windows PC's, even if they aren't vigorously promoting it.

You also need a Windows license to VM the OS, and if you're going to do that... you might as well just use it as your primary instead, since it's more versatile and gives you more options than running the SteamOS would.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 16, 2014, 16:37 PropheT
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 14:13:
Or to put it more simply, websites that dont pay a premium will simply be much slower than those that do.

Whoever doesn't pay gets throttled, or whoever the ISP doesn't want to pay for gets throttled. ISP is using up too much bandwidth, and incurring the most costs from torrents? Throttle torrents down so they can only operate at low speeds. They probably can't get away with throttling Netflix, but smaller video sites they can, or porn sites that few would be brave enough to complain to them about messing with. If Google wanted to stifle competition, they could make deals with ISP's to maximize YouTube traffic while limiting Vimeo, or something similar. It basically opens up a gigantic shitstorm that isn't good for anyone that's not making money off of limiting access to things we've been able to do freely up until now.

It's all compounded by the fact that a large portion of the country has no choice in ISP in the first place, so switching to a competitor if one of them starts to act like a dick isn't even an option for most people in a non-urban setting. There's nothing to stop them from doing it at all when they know their consumers either take it or have nothing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
13. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 16, 2014, 16:14 PropheT
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jan 16, 2014, 14:50:
Yay all my dirty money is gone and I can play GTAO again... well except that I started playing Dragons Dogma and it's friken awesome! Seriously one of the best RPGs since, since, Baldurs Gate! So GTAO is gonna have to wait now cause I found a new addiction.

I love Dragon's Dogma, I really wish they had released a PC version of it.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Liberation HD
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Liberation HD Jan 15, 2014, 21:00 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on Jan 15, 2014, 18:07:
Isn't this the Aveline Grandpre story? Doesn't everyone who owns AC4 already own this?

This is the PS3 HD re-release of the Vita game that came out alongside AC3. I didn't know Aveline was in AC4 actually, I really need to get around to playing that soon.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Banner Saga
4. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Banner Saga Jan 14, 2014, 19:50 PropheT
 
saluk wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 19:31:
Not really what I expected or wanted, but I don't feel bad for supporting it.

How do you mean?

I picked this up about a week ago because I liked the art style, but doubt I'll get time to play before this weekend.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 14, 2014, 19:49 PropheT
 
Well, if an ISP does something you don't like you can always just get internet access from a competitor. Except, I guess, in almost all of non-urban settings where we either don't have a choice or places have actually outright purchased a monopoly on broadband in those areas.

You know if Verizon was as fast as they were to show how thrilled they were at having net neutrality struck down (the company that didn't even want to have to tell people they were throttling their access) that you should be worried from the consumer end.
 
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News Comments > Last Starbound Character Wipe Coming
3. Re: Last Starbound Character Wipe Coming Jan 14, 2014, 19:33 PropheT
 
Really looking forward to this, I haven't done much more than casually just goof around because I was dreading a wipe after I had a character I really wanted to keep.  
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News Comments > DayZ Sells 1M in One Month
16. Re: DayZ Sells 1M in One Month Jan 14, 2014, 12:55 PropheT
 
Jraptor59 wrote on Jan 14, 2014, 11:22:
I guess we are solidly in the era of paying $30 for beta access (they say the beta period still has a year to go before the game is ready).

This is part of the problem that I have with Early Access, which is not really what you're saying here but how it's interpreted.

Early Access is Kickstarting a game project where you get something right away instead of spending your money and then waiting a year for something to materialize. It shouldn't be looked at as paying for a beta, but there's never been anything done to discourage that when the games are sold alongside finished games and even put on sale now with them.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 14, 2014, 02:51 PropheT
 
I think their problem is that nobody is stocking them in a way that you can go in and buy them easily anyway. Ordering the games online is easy enough, but Gamestop or department stores have never really put any space into Vita games or maintaining a display to sell them. I can't imagine they have a decent choice because of the way retailers have handled the system, they're sort of damned if they do and damned if they don't.  
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Jan 12, 2014, 01:34 PropheT
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 11, 2014, 22:51:
Eh, I enjoy it - not sure what all the hate is about. It is a simplified Skyrim.

That makes it sound pretty bad, honestly

I'd say it's the simple issue of being taken out of your control on where to go and what to do and putting you on MMO theme park rails to do anything. The sense of exploration is sacrificed to add zone-based quest progression. I don't think it's anything like Skyrim because of that, personally.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 10, 2014, 19:27 PropheT
 
Consoles haven't been single purpose for over a decade. Even the PS2 was one of the more popular DVD players out there, the PS3 was pretty much the only viable blu-ray player for quite a while, and all of last gen's systems were popular for streaming content. The funny thing about his declaration is that the new consoles at the moment do less than last gen's did in this regard.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 9, 2014, 11:43 PropheT
 
That texting thing is a little misleading as they're talking about messaging people via computer and not what I think most people would think of when they hear "texting." Apparently writing articles about texting turns people into liars, too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Xbone vs PS4 Jan 9, 2014, 11:38 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on Jan 9, 2014, 11:29:
"It means we really have no clue what we're talking about, and we're just throwing shit out there to try to get clicks!"

No kidding

That whole article was like a thinly veiled request to put down torches and pitchforks.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: RE: Follow up Jan 8, 2014, 00:08 PropheT
 
edaciousx wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 21:39:
The reason why i'm excited for steambox is because I believe it will bridge the gap between hardcore console/living room players and pc players. It will make communities larger and hopefully bring back modding.

Right now the gaming community is split between 3 platforms, PC, PS, and Xbox when that community used to be all on PC.

But you can already do all of that.

The only unique thing about the Steambox is the controller essentially, right? It's basically a fancy HTPC with a specialized Linux build... you're actually restricting yourself beyond what's already possible to do for a living-room and Steam-centric PC just to have a Steambox branded system to do this with. Basically, combined with this:

edaciousx wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 23:36:
A lot of people who buy consoles buy because they don't want to deal with upgrades, steam box kind of solves that issue for lazy people.

...you're really just describing a Mac, which PC guys have been sort of flummoxed about people buying into for years too.

I'm curious as to where the whole thing ends up, but as it stands I'm just a bit dubious as to what the actual benefits are. Most of these Steam machines are more appealing to me as enthusiast cases than as actual complete systems.



 
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News Comments > More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites
9. Re: More Elder Scrolls Online Beta Invites Jan 7, 2014, 21:25 PropheT
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 20:44:
slipmat wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 20:40:

The installer is functional. I have on a separate drive, not in the default location with a custom folder.
Sure it's functional, if you do what I said. Using anything else -- unless they've patched the launcher in the last 2 hours, will cause it to hardlock.

I have it installed to d:\ESO and it works fine.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
2. Re: RE: Follow up Jan 7, 2014, 21:21 PropheT
 
UConnBBall wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 20:23:
The reason it is important is that it is not Microsoft and/or Windows!

I really doubt many people are actually going to care about that.

It's basically buying a PC to just play games, but that can't do other PC things, for something in the price range of a PC that can do PC things -and- play the games. It makes no sense and I don't understand why anyone at all is excited for Steam machines when the only thing they have going for them is that they're not Windows based.

 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jan 6, 2014, 12:39 PropheT
 
osage no onna wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 11:13:
Does that mean he can't talk to either horde or alliance characters, or that he can talk to both, or how do these pandafolk work?

It means he never left the starting island where he made the character, since you have to choose a faction to leave (I can't remember if that's at level 10 or 20, it's been a while).

So basically, he managed to hit level 80+ without ever leaving the starting zones, which is sort of impressive and insane at the same time.
 
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News Comments > No Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for PCs
14. Re: No Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition for PCs Jan 6, 2014, 12:34 PropheT
 
Task wrote on Jan 6, 2014, 12:02:
I find it funny they are asking people to pay full price for an enhanced version. Even Eidos discounted DX:HR Enhanced majorly for original owners. CD Project releases their 'enhanced' ones for FREE to original owners.

It's a different platform. For people new to the game or who may not have had a chance to play it on the other systems, it's a good deal and a good game. If you've already played it on another platform and want it for the new system, just wait for it to go down in price and grab it then.
 
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