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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2017, 15:36 HoSpanky
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jul 12, 2017, 12:10:
Send Alieve... bourbon... a massage chair... hell a massage therapist.. cold packs you throw in the freezer.... send it NOW!

From another one of your posts, I assume you work in an Amazon warehouse? I did that for about 10 months, starting near Christmas. Is Prime Day worse than the last week before Christmas? Prime didn't exist when I worked there.
 
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News Comments > Firefall Falls
7. Re: Firefall Falls Jul 7, 2017, 16:45 HoSpanky
 
This is one of those games I always intended to check out, but the release date kept slipping, and then it came out with no fanfare that I recall.

From the comments, it sounds like I missed out on something kinda neat but ultimately disappointing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 3, 2017, 16:12 HoSpanky
 
Tesla 3 is going into production!

Very excited for this. I won't be able to get one for a year or two, I'm sure, but that car has GOT to have every other car manufacturer watching what happens VERY closely.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
3. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 1, 2017, 18:51 HoSpanky
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 18:28:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 13:08:
What's the over/under until hackers have a workaround? 34 hours?

Reading the article, this sounds like less of a Ransomware defense and more like an attempt to force software developers to pay to get their programs whitelisted/put on the MS Store.

Everybody on Bluesnews should be dropping Windows ASAP, really. Pick your flavor of Linux for work, keep a Windows machine for gaming and nothing else, ready to be wiped at all times.

And offline backups. Sheesh.

Well, my PC is just a glorified console anyway. I play games on it, look at Imgur and Bluesnews and maybe order stuff on Amazon. That's it. So windows is still fine for my uses. I'm fairly happy with win10 IN ITS CURRENT STATE, but I do worry that it's going to head more and more toward a gated service.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
3. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 1, 2017, 14:42 HoSpanky
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jul 1, 2017, 13:43:
Maybe if they actually had sales on things that I want, I would participate. Judging from the previous sales, this will be a tedious waste of time.

Yeah, clearly people will buy damn near anything that's on sale tho, according to their statistics. I used to work in one of their warehouses for about 9 months, and people do indeed buy a LOT of junk. And dildos.

So many dildos.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jul 1, 2017, 12:52 HoSpanky
 
The Robotron for 2017 review is actually for a game called Nex Machina. It does look pretty fantastic. Not surprising, considering its pedigree (Housemarquee). The video review sold me on it, buying it on the mobile app.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Deloitte: $130 to $150 Billion Would Fix US Broadband Market. Jun 29, 2017, 14:45 HoSpanky
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 29, 2017, 13:41:
LittleMe wrote on Jun 29, 2017, 13:26:
The solution isn't dumping money. The problem is the duopoly. There needs to be a legal architecture that allows people to much more freely wire their communities.

Yeah, these stupid laws forbidding muni broadband got to go.

I agree, this would solve a large part of the issue. If a rural community wants to run their own fiber network, we should let them. It's expensive! But awesome.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer Released
13. Re: Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer Released Jun 28, 2017, 12:33 HoSpanky
 
sdgundamx wrote on Jun 28, 2017, 02:03:
Agreed. My character tabs are full as well on the PS4 version, so I'll be looking forward to freeing up 2 new spaces for those.

People will react to the pricing according to how much they play. I've put in hundreds of hours into it and I can see myself putting a good deal more in what with the new class and seasons finally coming to console and all. I agree it is too much for someone who just wants to jump in and play for a few hours before moving on, though.

Then again, I picked this game up on sale on the PS Store for only $15 during a 66% off sale so getting the Necromancer for $15 feels kind of like supporting the devs that have given me and my friends so many hours of enjoyment.

Stash tabs are PC only, according to the article.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 27, 2017, 16:06 HoSpanky
 
If AMD can keep this up, maybe Ryzen CAN compete with the I7. Im still leaning Intel for my next build, but this is promising. Games in general still rely on higher speeds, fewer cores. If/when that changes, I'll be switching to AMD.

A big help toward that would be getting Unreal and Unity onboard with engines focused on using as many cores as possible.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Coming
6. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jun 24, 2017, 00:27 HoSpanky
 
LiTh wrote on Jun 24, 2017, 00:09:
Not a CoD fan but CoD4:MW by the (original) Infinity Ward is what really propelled the series. Its engine would go on to be used (and abused) by the inept treyarch to death. After the original IW dev's left (screwed by Activision) the series went down hill. I'm not a huge FPS fan, but for me this is the best there is for FPS hands down. The single player campaign was still the most memorable of all (fps) time. I'm not a hater, so i'm going to check this out, as for any other CoD, doesnt meet the standard of the past devs.

Take Titanfall 2 for a spin. The single player campaign is done by the people who made MW, and it's pretty damn spectacular.
 
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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 7 PC Plans
9. Re: Forza Motorsport 7 PC Plans Jun 23, 2017, 21:10 HoSpanky
 
D4rkKnight wrote on Jun 23, 2017, 17:14:
The only reasonable solution is to buy a cheap SSD solely for Win10 gaming. I wonder if you can buy/play their games from the marketplace without registering the OS.

Why is this the only "reasonable" solution? Seems like a pain in the ass.

When you buy a game on the win10 store it links it to your Xbox/Windows account. So you probably can't do it without registering a copy. Why wouldn't you? It's still free, with only a small hurdle.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 23, 2017, 13:24 HoSpanky
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 23, 2017, 13:07:
Yeah, and the noise from thousands of drones flying everywhere will drive people nuts. Then there's the liability aspect of killing people,
pets, wildlife along with property damage. And ultimately just more robots contributing to massive unemployment. Who's going to have money to buy anything? There's nothing but downside to this, even for Amazon.

I agree with that, mostly. I think Amazon has an unrealistic view of what most of the world's housing looks like. How will they deliver to apartments? How about in the rain? When one drops out of the sky, into traffic, it'll become national news.

It's an amusing idea, sure. And if I got the chance for a delivery-by-drone, I'd happily go along with it for the novelty. But this is a case of looking for a solution to something that honestly is currently better done by humans. Packages are already being stolen off of porches, these will be shot down for their cargo.
 
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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 7 PC Plans
5. Re: Forza Motorsport 7 PC Plans Jun 23, 2017, 12:43 HoSpanky
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 23, 2017, 11:51:
PC =! W10 ;/

In Microsoft's eyes, Win10 is all that matters.

I have Forza horizon 3. Yep, it's UWP. The only issue I have with it is on the rare occasion it crashes, there's no log file to see what it was upset about. Aside from that, it's fine. It's a resource hog, but that's likely more on it being set to Ultra and being open world than it being UWP.

I'm not going to say I love UWP. It just isn't a dealbreaker for me. Am I going to buy anything OTHER than Xbox crossover games on it? Pfft, no. But getting games I used to need an xbone for, PLUS having them run/look better? Yeah I'm ok with that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 21, 2017, 16:26 HoSpanky
 
Thats $5000 a month right NOW. As the computations get more complex, it'll generate less and less per month, at the same cost in electricity. Not to mention that's entirely dependent upon the currency keeping its market value.

I suppose the same rig would easily translate over to farming a different cryptocurrency, so there's that. Set up a farm in Arizona run primarily from solar power and there'd be little upkeep cost. But that'd require you to be in Arizona.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 21, 2017, 13:20 HoSpanky
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 21, 2017, 11:00:
LA Noire remaster skipping the computer, pc gamers everywhere rejoice.

It's likely that the remaster is basically the graphical increase the PC had over the console versions when it came out.

The spider man article is disappointing, but expected. Open world games are an astounding juggling act, any one component will hold the entirety back, much more so than level-based games.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2017, Part 12
1. Re: It Came from E3, Part 12 Jun 19, 2017, 10:18 HoSpanky
 
Huh. I figured wreckfest was dead. They update it infrequently, and it's always something underwhelming like "we touched up one of the tracks!", then no updates for another two months. There's still very very little to the game - what you see in the video looks like they keep showing footage back and forthr between two tracks, and that's pretty much the long and short of it.

Sadly, the tech demo "world" was WAY more fun, so they're making a separate game that plays like it. I'd love to say I was interested, but at this point I'd rather just have the game I backed finished first.
 
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News Comments > Warcraft III and Diablo II Remaster Plans?
11. Re: Warcraft III and Diablo II Remaster Plans? Jun 16, 2017, 14:56 HoSpanky
 
Frijoles wrote on Jun 16, 2017, 14:36:
Would love to play an updated WC3. Would prefer to play a new WC4. Something set well after WoW's current timeline.

Except Bizzard has no idea what's going to BE the end timeline for WoW. They'll keep making expansions as long as enough people are playing it.

 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2017, Part 8
1. Re: It Came from E3 2017, Part 8 Jun 16, 2017, 10:29 HoSpanky
 
The Devolver Digital thing (paved Indie paradise) is clearly a case of the ESA leaning on city officials. Who would rent a parking lot for $100,000 for a couple days if they were only allowed to park cars on it? There's literally NO reason someone would do that.

The ESA claims their truck-blockade was "always a coincidence" too. I get that they want DD to pay them to be part of e3. But as soon as you're off the property the ESA rented, anyone else is allowed to set up their own event of any sort on other property.

So now what DD needs to do is demand no one else ever holds any events in that parking lot ever again, and see what the lot owner thinks of that.
 
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Free Expansion in August
2. Re: Conan Exiles Free Expansion in August Jun 14, 2017, 11:47 HoSpanky
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 14, 2017, 11:02:
How is this coming along? I still see a lot of recent mixed reviews.

I'd be interested to hear what people think of it more recently as well. It could be fun, being the first Feral Nudist Colony Simulator available.

Also, against all odds, ARK has announced they'll be coming out of EA in a few months. No mention of making the game actually run well at anything over 1080p though.
 
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News Comments > BAFL - Brakes Are For Losers Trailer
1. Re: BAFL - Brakes Are For Losers Trailer Jun 14, 2017, 11:42 HoSpanky
 
Disappointed that this also is retro graphically (and only local multiplayer). Blaze Rush is several years old now and it looks gorgeous and has online multi, what's the point of this?  
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