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Description Using a steering wheel on a Burnout game is like using the Space Shuttle controls to fly a kite.
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Signed On Mar 14, 2002, 15:47
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
1. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Oct 1, 2017, 00:00 The Half Elf
 
Ok my 411 on certs is pretty non-existent, so can someone answer a few questions for me.

1) How do I check to see if my certs are "good and updated"
2) Why wait 6 months to update/remove these certs?
 
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News Comments > Microsoft Allegiance Revival
6. Re: Re: Microsoft Allegiance Revival Sep 30, 2017, 16:41 The Half Elf
 
Rigs wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 16:32:
NKD wrote on Sep 30, 2017, 15:01:
I think I remember participating in a beta for this game way back before its original release.

I still have my beta kit with the paperwork and NDA from MS! (I keep a record of all the games I beta test, now getting close to 125 (123 to be exact, the last was War In The West' by Matrix and on-going, constant testing of 'Empyrion') over twenty-odd years) I wish they would bring back 'Earth and Beyond'! I fuckin' LOVED that game! And they shut it down so quick, I never understood why? It was so cool! If any game needs to be revived, it's that!

EDIT: I just found out there's an emulator for it! OMG! OMG! OMG!

=-Rigs-=

Rigs... get the hell out of my downstairs closet and put all my Beta CD's back in the box!
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 30, 2017, 15:53 The Half Elf
 
I have yet to de-virginize my Vive with porn... keyword yet.  
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News Comments > Microsoft Allegiance Revival
3. Re: Microsoft Allegiance Revival Sep 30, 2017, 15:51 The Half Elf
 
Holy fuck it is a 90's game revival!  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Sep 30, 2017, 01:10 The Half Elf
 
Fuck sake... if he pulls out "The Vision" again I'm running like hell!  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 29, 2017, 13:58 The Half Elf
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 11:06:
Does that mean my credit card info is no longer safe using 1-click w/Amazon. Should I call equifax? so confused

READ THE FUCKING ARTICLE.
People who only shopped for groceries at Whole Foods should not be affected, according to the company, which said only venues such as taprooms and table-service restaurants located within stores — which use a different point-of-sales system — were affected.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Sep 29, 2017, 13:53 The Half Elf
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 13:04:
Can a sale of the franchise for billions be far behind?

Microsoft has their $3B queued up.

Oh god shut the hell up, don't give them any ideas, or we'll have another Bungie/Halo situation, and MS will buy PUBG to be a system seller/launch title for the Xbox One X.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Sep 29, 2017, 13:14 The Half Elf
 
So it appears that Turn 10/Microsoft removed more credits for turning assists/damage/whatever on or off to increase the difficulty, and instead have mods that can be good or bad but give a bonus to credits.

As someone who's played all but Forza Horizon 2, credits have never been an issue for 2 reasons. 1) The game may have 700 cars, but it doesn't mean I'm going to buy them. 2)All the games give you a ton of credits, so much in fact I have MILLIONS of credits in each game that I will never spend because of the Auction House (which lets me buy the unicorns pretty cheap), wheel spins (which gives me the Forza Edition of cars I want, or The Forza Hub app on Windows 10 that gives me a shitload of free credits every week for the majority of the Forza games.

But what I'm surprised no one is bitching about is the fucking REWIND feature.

But again nothing in Forza 7 can be purchased with RL money beyond DLC cars/tracks, so I don't see this as an issue.
 
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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition Peels Out
2. Re: Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition Peels Out Sep 29, 2017, 12:55 The Half Elf
 
Ultimate Edition of Forza Horzion 3 actually had all but the Porche car pack I believe. But you did have to purchase the other "islands" like Hot Wheels and Blizzard (but they were reasonably priced).  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Sep 29, 2017, 00:42 The Half Elf
 
Confession time.

I have seen MAYBE 45 mins of Blade Runner. I understand there are roughly 5-6 versions of the movie. Which would be THE (or multiple) version(s) to watch before seeing 2049?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 28, 2017, 23:32 The Half Elf
 
I really dislike Westerns, but if you never played Red Dead Redemption you are doing yourself a disservice.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 28, 2017, 16:11 The Half Elf
 
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 28, 2017, 14:21:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 28, 2017, 12:23:
I thought we got that with the 1060-1080 series from Nvidia and that was just within the last 2 years.

While the performance leap (and low power usage) of the 1000 series was indeed a big, awesome surprise, nothing comes even close to the mind-boggling difference the first 3dfx card offered. The comparison screenshots of Tomb Raider and Mechwarrior 2 were all I needed to see to convince me I needed to save up for a 3dfx card. There wasn’t any YouTube back then, so I was unaware that it wouldn’t only LOOK better, but it’d run at a MUCH higher framerate. No one even paid attention to framerate back then, outside of “it’s unplayably slow”.

3dfx changed everything. It’s a shame they’re gone, but they held onto the Glide wrapper for too long. Nvidia’s GeForce came along with 32 bit color and support for high-poly curves in Quake 3, and it was over.

Would you like me to post pictures of my 3dfx cards? (Yes I still have them, and the Mechwarrior 2 CD's that came with them).
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 28, 2017, 12:23 The Half Elf
 
I thought we got that with the 1060-1080 series from Nvidia and that was just within the last 2 years.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2017, 12:21 The Half Elf
 
Retired wrote on Sep 28, 2017, 12:13:
RDR 2 info out today. About an hour ago.

Time for a few play through of RDR on various systems.....I will be doing this on PS4 I think - have zero interest in PVP. Just want a great SP story. At least 100 hours please!

Hmm Dutch was the main baddie in RDR1, seems this is a prequel. RIP John Marston!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2017, 11:56 The Half Elf
 
There was a comic I read in a Playboy magazine many many many moons ago.

I believe it was Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson sitting at a table, with a black slave standing behind them. Ben starts off saying "All men are creative equal" and Thomas stops him and says, "Have you ever seen the dick on a black guy?" with the black guy in the back with a huge smile on his face.

Thanks for the laughs AND articles Hefner.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Launches
25. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Sep 27, 2017, 09:31 The Half Elf
 
And people think I'm a drama queen.  
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Launches
21. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Sep 26, 2017, 20:06 The Half Elf
 
"So, we just want to emphasize this is only a problem because Epic Games is the company that makes the engine we use and we pay a large amount of royalties to them," Kim said. "And we had this business relationship and we had trust that we would be getting continued support, and we were looking forward to working more closely with them to get technical support, maybe develop new features. But our name was used to officially promote their game without our knowledge. There was no discussion. It was just a bit surprising and disappointing to see our business partner using our name officially to promote the game mode that is pretty similar to us and there was misunderstanding in the community that we're officially involved in the project."  
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Launches
15. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Sep 26, 2017, 17:41 The Half Elf
 
Blizzard didn't invent the MMO Wheel but it did refine it. Same goes for every genre. But Epic Games was putting out marketing material using the PUBG name. It is the Battle Royale "genre" which you could use FPS, MOBA, RTS, etc, but no the explicitly used PUBG in referencing their game, which is a pretty big no no among devs.  
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Launches
12. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Sep 26, 2017, 16:34 The Half Elf
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 16:05:
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 10:50:
Game isn't even out of Early Access and it has to rip off another game. Not looking good.

I have to question your thought process. What is wrong with making a feature in your game better than the opposition? That process has been going on for eons. In the end we as players end up benefiting.

How anyone can construe that as bad.....

Fair observation.

You make game A. Game A is in Early access finally after a year or two of being pushed back since it was announced. Game A is in Early Access, so instead of putting all resources into it to get the game shipped, they are putting more resources in a game mode trying to bolster it's sales by 1) copying another games mode, and 2) literally using other games name in marketing to promote your own game.

I have no problem with 1, (except the game needs to ship first), but I do have problems with 2.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2017, 10:58 The Half Elf
 
"Ya want me as an outfielder? Whaada I suppose to do, just stand out there and burn in the sun and chime in with 'Oh great play there!'? Meeeeeeehhhhh"


As for the Google Street View for Dementia patients... damn smart use to help people with a horrible condition.
 
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