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News Comments > Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines "Pretty Much Dead"
16. Re: Origin PC CEO: Steam Controller Finalized; Steam Machines Jan 7, 2015, 23:21 PropheT
jdreyer wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 18:25:
It's confusing that his company is named "Origin PC." I just assumed that he was working at EA Origin's website, and might have been heading that up. I guess it's not infringement, but damn is it confusing.

I actually didn't realize it wasn't EA until I saw yours and nin's comments about it here.

DarkCntry wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 21:58:
I know it's a cardinal sin to purchase pre-builds, but in this case it was well worth it, and in the end I came out about 600-700 cheaper than if I were to piecemeal my own system together with the same hardware.

Not as much as it used to be for sure.

I was kind of surprised when shopping builds for people over the last year or two, but as long as you're careful not to get some of the proprietary-only non-upgradeable systems that are out there it's probably a better deal not to build your own right now for someone who can't (or doesn't want to) do their own tech support. If someone is willing to wait for a deal like you did it's not even always a bad deal for enthusiasts anymore.

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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB
24. Re: The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB Jan 7, 2015, 15:00 PropheT
harlock wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 14:47:
gotta have rock solid 80+ fps, with all effects and bells and whistles - and its just not happening on that generation

Most people aren't going to be all that upset if they don't hit a rock solid 80+ fps with everything maxed in the newest games to come out.

My son's system I built for him a few years ago is an i5-2500k with a GTX 680, and there just hasn't been any real reason to upgrade it yet.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 7, 2015, 01:26 PropheT
Beamer wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 18:58:
Is Cutter an SJW when he endlessly pisses and moans about Apple and its treatment of employees?

He kind of has a point about this, though. At every tech job I've worked at it's been around 80% white men because white men make up 80%+ of the people who apply for those jobs. The last place I worked was hiring people who weren't white guys just to hit the right diversity stats, and we wound up with people who had no experience and no background for the work sitting next to us as result.

Obviously that's only anecdotal evidence, but it seems to me that there's a bigger problem with educational diversity creating barriers to technical fields than problems with technical companies not hiring more diverse workers.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 6, 2015, 12:45 PropheT
Verno wrote on Jan 6, 2015, 11:07:
Pourquoi? Her credentials seem exemplary and (short) voting record seem fine to me.

If I were to guess based on past posts it's because she's a liberally-appointed judge.

The only way the country works is if the people in her position vote according to the law rather than on their feelings, and there's been too many cases in the past ten years or so that have been divided on political lines in the Supreme Court. It's too bad that a few of them forget that they were appointed to uphold the law and not hold down a certain political line.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 2, 2015, 22:29 PropheT
#11 should be a comic about that annoying type of person that thinks all of the arguments they disagree with on complex issues can be summed up and dismissed in a few comic panels.  
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Dec 31, 2014, 01:16 PropheT
jimnms wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 23:38:
I can't decide whether to go ahead and get it on Steam since it's practically free, or go ahead and buy it for $5 and save my Steam wallet funds for the next sale.

If you can get it for $5 at Gamestop for the same thing, I don't see any reason to spend the extra just to have it on Steam. $2.50 will get you another entire game during a sale at some point.

Although, if you haven't played it yet, you'll get your money's worth out of it even if your limo driver has to go hungry because you paid the extra $2.50 on Steam instead
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 30, 2014, 22:53 PropheT
Reading the study itself it kind of strikes me that the researchers are saying that marriage=sex more than the data itself does. That's the idea they start with and then use their formula to determine the degree to which porn/internet usage trumps marriage.

The entire thing seems to have been rendered down to an If=Then mathematical formula about how if a man chooses to be married, then he measures wife value vs. porn value and chooses whichever is greater. I guess I'm not a scientist, but at least anecdotal evidence says that isn't how it works.

As a side note, while looking for the study itself instead of just sites grabbing the headline and running with it, I found it funny to see that the same thing has been blamed on Facebook, World of Warcraft, and a few other things as well.

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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Dec 30, 2014, 22:09 PropheT
Cutter wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 21:48:
It just seems that they - along with Amazon, et al. aren't as aggressive on getting lower price points as fast as they used to.

A few of the games they've featured have actually been cheaper over at Amazon or elsewhere either recently or during the sale, too.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2014, 12:53 PropheT
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 12:03:
Range is a problem, but for me the bigger problem would be that you can the throw the car away if you ever leave the battery unplugged during -10C for longer than 24 hours.

I'd never heard that before. That's...not a good deal for any cold weather state. It was cold enough here last year for long enough that the battery in my truck couldn't handle it and died, so if that's the case then I can't imagine prolonged cold would leave the car in good working order even if it was plugged in.

I'm a cheapass when it comes to cars, though, I could have a whole fleet of trucks like mine for what a Tesla would cost.
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News Comments > Hatred Earns Steam Greenlight
18. Re: Hatred Earns Steam Greenlight Dec 30, 2014, 12:41 PropheT
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 11:26:
I think you mean Hatred fills your whole body. You're sick and tired about SJW's and authoritarians telling you what you can or can't play.

I can't think of any time the SJW's have said what I can and can't play, they just say I'm a shitty person for supporting certain things. If I were to buy Hatred and support it, they'd probably have a pretty good point.

If they want to make their game, that's fine, but fuck their game and them... and I still don't understand why people think Steam needs to distribute it for them or it's some big free speech issue. They're free to make whatever they want, but there's two sides to that free speech coin; nobody else has to support them doing it if they don't want to.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 30, 2014, 01:12 PropheT
Veterator wrote on Dec 30, 2014, 00:01:
A lot of things are simply too expensive to fix.

That's sadly the truth. I can fix practically anything I get my hands on provided I have the parts, but more often than not it's either not worth it or the parts aren't available.

The dishwasher was a good example, since I have a dead one right now that I could probably fix but can't get parts for (it's not that old, either). My furnace needed work at the beginning of winter, but I couldn't fix that because if I did the power company wouldn't service it anymore... I wound up fixing that one anyway since it was an electrical issue, and they would have just replaced everything.

I wonder how much of it is that a younger generation isn't able to fix things, or just can't because shit's not designed for it anymore or has so many warranty/legal hoops that you can't get parts or service done even if you did crack it open.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 29, 2014, 15:09 PropheT
jdreyer wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 14:38:
It's more expensive to rent them forever. And even though they had a massive revenue stream last year, they poured all of that money back into the company (House of Cards don't come cheap). I think their profit margin was 1% last year. Not much room to play with there.

Yeah. The studios have made it harder for Netflix to maintain their streaming library and jacked prices for having the movies out there. Netflix has been bleeding worthwhile content for quite a while now, and rarely replaces any of it with movies anyone actually wants to watch... if it wasn't for the occasional TV series and a better documentary selection that Prime doesn't get, the selection is almost the same on both services these days and Prime gets you more.
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 28, 2014, 11:18 PropheT
I look at using Settings as a plus, at least they aren't requiring you to use the Apple Store.  
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Dec 27, 2014, 22:25 PropheT
Kind of strange, but the Steam summer sale had a better deal on Dead Rising 3 before it released than what it's on sale for right now as a deal of the day.  
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News Comments > Eye Occilations and Framerate
10. Re: Eye Occilations and Framerate Dec 26, 2014, 11:48 PropheT
Fion wrote on Dec 25, 2014, 23:01:
If the movie industry converted today there would be a lot of growing pains but 10 years later the first movie to come out at 24 fps again would look terrible to everyone.

If the content was shot at a higher rate and with better cameras to handle it I don't doubt it would help, but I think the biggest issue is that on a standard screen I don't see any reason to change or suffer those growing pains.
For VR headsets or 3D content the higher rate would actually make those technologies more natural and palatable, but for the regular big-screen movie experience... personally, I'd just say no thanks.

You can watch frame-interpolation sorta-60fps faux faster framerate video on almost any 3D TV already, and I'm not convinced that just improving the video quality would make that something I would prefer.
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News Comments > Pardo: Olympics Should Include Esports [Updated]
18. Re: Blizzard: Olympics Should Include Esports Dec 24, 2014, 12:46 PropheT
When a developer starts talking about the e-sport potential of their game it's generally a surefire sign that I don't want anything to do with it or them.
I love hockey. I love to watch it, play it, pretty much everything about it. I like playing football, baseball, basketball, even golf.
I love video games, but I can't say that even for a second in all the years of playing them I've ever felt like there was any comparison, and I understand the appeal of watching e-sports about as much as watching someone else eat my dinner.

Maybe I'm just old, but I have no interest in there ever being an Olympic sport that you can get fatter while playing it.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
16. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 23, 2014, 19:25 PropheT
Creston wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 16:57:
But Destiny seems to have been nowhere near worth the hype and attention it got (nor the review scores.) and yet the large majority of people who bought it did it because the advertisements seemed cool.

Which is sad, because it means the current status quo of "Produce mediocre game, hype the shit out of it to make it sell" won't even change.

I bought it because I had a good time with the beta thinger they did last summer.

It's a fun game. It's not perfect, but what is.
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Dec 23, 2014, 01:37 PropheT
harlock wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 22:21:
keep hearing good stuff about wolfenstein so i guess ima have to play it

It's worth picking up for sure. The gameplay is solid if still pretty standard stuff, but the story is engaging and well-told.

I just impulse bought it because I was bored and it was $25 on a Steam sale at the beginning of the summer, and it wound up being one of the best games I played this year.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 22, 2014, 16:02 PropheT
Julio wrote on Dec 22, 2014, 12:46:
Crackle is usable through various Sony products including TVs (probably because they own it I believe).

I've got it on my Panasonic TV I think, and it's on my Roku box for sure. The icon is there on my PS4, too, but I don't know if it's an ad or an install link.

I think I used it once a year or two ago...
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News Comments > Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam
30. Re: Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam Dec 20, 2014, 12:45 PropheT
I'd probably play a little of this every day if it had a single-player mode against bots or something. I like the game quite a bit, but I'm just not fond of Multiplayer-vs. shooters at all anymore.  
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