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News Comments > Digital Diablo III Now Spends 72 Hours as Starter Edition
2. Re: Digital Diablo III Now Spends 72 Hours as Starter Edition Jun 21, 2012, 20:53 Shok
 
Seriously? I saw a comment about that in another thread from earlier and just thought it was someone being a smartass. Too bad there's not an offline mode or they could just lock new purchases to offline mode for 72 hours...that makes too much sense though.  
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News Comments > Microsoft Unveils Surface
32. Re: Microsoft Unveils Surface Jun 19, 2012, 09:14 Shok
 
My next tech purchase will be a Thinkpad X1 Carbon ultrabook...if I can wait until August.

The Surface looks OK but being the first generation it will have it's growing pains I'm sure.
 
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News Comments > Origin Sale; EA Calls Service "A Huge Success"
61. Re: Origin Sale; EA Calls Service Jun 18, 2012, 15:53 Shok
 
wtf_man wrote on Jun 18, 2012, 15:31:
Time to throw a party!!!

Celebrating one year of not signing up for Origin! YEAH!

Same here, and I did want to play BF3. Oh well the big companies like EA and Blizzard don't listen so I just won't buy their online only or spyware crippled games. /shrug
 
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News Comments > Mists of Pandaria Talent Updates Detailed
2. Re: Mists of Pandaria Talent Updates Detailed Jun 14, 2012, 13:13 Shok
 
They have a somewhat captive audience: those who paid a year in advance WoW sub for a free copy of Diablo 3. Suckers...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2012, 20:41 Shok
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 13, 2012, 18:26:
So I just received my first of what may be many 'tech support' phone calls where I am told that my Windows-based PC is infected with a virus.

Told her I only use Ubuntu even though I never used it a day in my life and she hung up.

LOL, wasn't there a story a few months back about some guy screwing with some dude on the phone doing that?
 
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News Comments > Civilization V: Gods & Kings Trailer
15. Re: Civilization V: Gods & Kings Trailer Jun 13, 2012, 18:29 Shok
 
I pre-ordered also; got it on GMG a few weeks back for $24 when they had a site-wide discount. I'm sure I'll play it plenty of hours to justify the purchase. One more turn...  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
1. Re: Morning Previews Jun 12, 2012, 11:37 Shok
 
"There's a lot of elements that will appeal to someone who plays Halo or Gears of War or Call of Duty," Deangelis said.

/facepalm

*prays* Please don't suck please don't suck.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Asia Downtime to Remove Duped Items
3. Re: Diablo III Asia Downtime to Remove Duped Items Jun 11, 2012, 19:43 Shok
 
I won't gloat but I'm glad I never bought D3. Maybe I'll try it when they open up the starter edition for everyone. Until then, "meh."  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Thinkpad Jun 11, 2012, 13:14 Shok
 
I almost bought an X230 but was too taken with the X1 Carbon so now I'm waiting until August. I just hope it's not crazy expensive.  
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News Comments > DayZ Interview
25. Re: DayZ Interview Jun 10, 2012, 11:13 Shok
 
I've kind of lost interest in DayZ but not because of the pvp. I don't have long play sessions so I have never teamed up with anyone else. It doesn't help that I don't have any friends that play it either. I'm paranoid of losing all the stuff I have scavenged (map, matches, hatchet, compass, knife) to some idiot so that's the main reason I don't seek out help.

I guess I could try to go to the military towns and airfields and look for gear but I did that on my last life. The M16 AIM I found I finally fired at a zombie and every zombie for half a mile came running and killed me.

It's also hard for me to not cheat in DayZ; if I know a bunch of zombies are alerted and coming to attack me I usually disconnect and log in again...
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
2. Re: Evening Previews Jun 7, 2012, 22:07 Shok
 
...but said that if it becomes a problem they could briefly allow people to play offline while things get fixed.

That sounds pretty hackable to me so yet again pirates get rewarded and paying customers shafted.
 
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News Comments > Peter Molyneux's $78K DLC
20. Re: Peter Molyneux's $78K DLC Jun 7, 2012, 11:02 Shok
 
I'd like to tap on his head with a diamond chisel.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Jun 6, 2012, 22:14 Shok
 
From the article, another classic:

...we're not trying to be Target. We're trying to be Nordstrom.

Keep on dreaming and stay an inch or two outta kicking distance.
 
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News Comments > Linux Steam Client This Year?
2. Re: Linux Steam Client This Year? Jun 6, 2012, 10:12 Shok
 
I'm due for my annual Ubuntu install. I usually install it on one of my systems and get everything configured then scratch my head and wonder what I'm going to do in Linux. With a STEAM client I might actually use it!

Also, Blue, I saw this Steam Linux news item on hacker news a few days ago and was going to submit to you as news but figured you would have got in your next update anyway. Hacker news is my favorite stop on the internet right after my google reader feeds and Blues
 
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News Comments > Splinter Cell: Blacklist Announced
1. Re: Splinter Cell: Blacklist Announced Jun 4, 2012, 13:02 Shok
 
This makes me want to reinstall Chaos Theory because that's the last Splinter Cell PC version that didn't suck ass (despite Starforce).

Take your Kinect and online only DRM and GTFO.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Premium Details; Release Next Week?
4. Re: Battlefield 3 Premium Details; Release Next Week? May 30, 2012, 20:38 Shok
 
I'm still Origin free and glad I never bought BF3.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale May 29, 2012, 22:30 Shok
 
And Blue does evening update just as I posted this in the etc. thread. Here it is again - it's a killer deal.

Amazon has a Paradox package for $12.50:

Crusader Kings II
Magicka Collection
Magicka: The Stars Are Left DLC
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter
Swords of the Star - Complete Collection
Victoria II

Last two in list don't activate on STEAM but the others do!

EDIT: Just noticed I also got $23 promotional credits from Amazon in my email for both Hearts of Iron 3 collection and Europa Universalis III Chronicles

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News Comments > etc.
18. Plentiful Paradox Package May 29, 2012, 22:26 Shok
 
Just saw this on slickdeals; Amazon has a Paradox package for $12.50:

Crusader Kings II
Magicka Collection
Magicka: The Stars Are Left DLC
Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter
Swords of the Star - Complete Collection
Victoria II

Last two in list don't activate on STEAM but the others do!
 
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod for Arma II
31. Re: New DayZ Mod for Arma II May 28, 2012, 13:26 Shok
 
Fantaz wrote on May 28, 2012, 12:06:
Does the DayZ mod work if you got Arma 2 from GreenMagGaming?

As long as it's Combined Operations. Vanilla Arma2 won't work alone and neither will Operation Arrowhead alone. You need both.
 
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News Comments > New DayZ Mod for Arma II
26. Re: New DayZ Mod for Arma II May 28, 2012, 09:44 Shok
 
If you are going it alone in DayZ, the best advice I can give is find out where you are in the world, then use a map to navigate. It's a lot harder than it sounds but towns and villages have signs and if you continually follow a map you will find your way around eventually.

This map in particular is very detailed and vector based so you can zoom in and see every building outline which helps getting your bearings. It also shows ponds, lakes, and wells clearly when you need to refill those water bottles. It doesn't show deer huts though so look on another map for those. They are great loot spots for just about anything rare and the risk/reward isn't as bad as going into a city/military base.
 
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