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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Issues
5. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Issues Aug 7, 2016, 13:53 Creston
 
the gaming geeks at Ars recommend that you avoid the Anniversary update

Right, and you do that how on an OS that forces updates down your throat?
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Issues
4. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Issues Aug 7, 2016, 13:52 Creston
 
That's pretty typical Microsoft right there. Microsoft controller on Microsoft OS, and it doesn't work.

I'm sure plenty of people here remember the good old Sidewinder days, that always had major fucking issues in just about every version of Windows.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 CE With No Game
7. Re: Battlefield 1 CE With No Game Aug 6, 2016, 10:55 Creston
 
EA has been pulling these kind of stunts for a long time. They once sold a boxed copy of a UO expansion pack that merely contained a note saying: "Thank you for buying the expansion! We want to make sure that it meets up with our players' standards, so it's not actually ready yet. Once it becomes available, you will be first in line to be allowed to buy it able to download it for free!"

So compared to that, this isn't too bad.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Details
7. Re: Dishonored 2 Details Aug 5, 2016, 14:11 Creston
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 13:29:
Creston wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 13:12:
It is SO MUCH more fun to play KILLLLLL. The powers just work so much better, you have so many more options. Just summoning hordes of rats to chew through that guard checkpoint is fantastic.

You... sniff... YOU... MONSTER!!!! VIRTUAL LIFES MATTER!!! Bigcry

Okay, Beyonce.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 5, 2016, 13:15 Creston
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 12:30:
It is incredible what Win 10 customers have to put up with, free "upgrade" or not.

It's even more incredible how some people will keep defending it...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 5, 2016, 13:13 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 11:56:
Another were partitions are removed and boom there goes someones linux dual boot.

Oh, nice. That's truly quality work there.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Details
5. Re: Dishonored 2 Details Aug 5, 2016, 13:12 Creston
 
nin wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 11:28:
Creston wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 11:08:
Yeah, quite looking forward to this. I really enjoyed my "CORVO KILLLLLLLL!!!!" playthrough where everything tasted my wrath.

I've only completed it once and went goody two shoes, so I need to do a chaos run and see the differences on the first one...


It is SO MUCH more fun to play KILLLLLL. The powers just work so much better, you have so many more options. Just summoning hordes of rats to chew through that guard checkpoint is fantastic.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 5, 2016, 11:34 Creston
 
That anniversary update stuff is nice. Typical Microsoft.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 5, 2016, 11:10 Creston
 
Countries fight to host the Olympics to generate money and tourism fill their politicians' pockets.

FTFY.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 5, 2016, 11:08 Creston
 
Surprise surprise.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Details
2. Re: Dishonored 2 Details Aug 5, 2016, 11:08 Creston
 
Yeah, quite looking forward to this. I really enjoyed my "CORVO KILLLLLLLL!!!!" playthrough where everything tasted my wrath.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft HD Next Month?
6. Re: StarCraft HD Next Month? Aug 5, 2016, 11:07 Creston
 
I'll get it for 10 bucks, but anything over that (seems likely, given that it's Blizzard) and haha no.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 4, 2016, 17:45 Creston
 
Rio opening ceremony, ft tons of shit and corruption.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
13. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 4, 2016, 15:51 Creston
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 15:05:
I disagree with that. Holocaust is also just an old Greek word but it has become synonymous with the genocide of the Jews in WW2. Likewise, Apartheid has become synonymous with extreme racial segregation and prejudice.

That's a very fair point, but on the flipside, the fact that the genocide of the Jews in WW2 is referred to as the Holocaust doesn't mean the word can't ever be used again. It is used in different contexts. So to say that the word apartheid can't ever be used for anything else ever again seems weird.

Those terms, imo, should not be used lightly in inflationary ways especially not in video games where you have a very high chance that some dumb kids will think that racial segregation in South Africa has been named after the video game Deus Ex MD and not vice versa ("d00d the game is so popular they have even named real life shit after it!!!11").

Yeah, but by that benchmark we can't use any more words ever. Let's not start making rules just to protect ignorance.

The dev should use their creativity and come up with a term of their own. Not that hard and problem solved.

But if they call it Florpheid, nobody will know what it means, and it has no resonance. Justified or not, Apartheid evokes an image of brutal and often violent segregation, which judging from the trailers is exactly what's being shown in DE:MD.

I don't see an issue with using it again, same as I wouldn't see an issue with something else being referred to as a holocaust (as long as it isn't referred to as THE Holocaust.)

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 4, 2016, 14:41 Creston
 
including whether to designate the electronic ballot-casting system for November’s elections as “critical infrastructure,”

Because that will make it guaranteed unhackable. Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
9. Re: Morning Interviews Aug 4, 2016, 14:39 Creston
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 13:01:
Quboid wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 11:01:
It is rather cack-handed marketing. Is there a specific 'apartheid' controversy, or is it just that the game includes segregation? I'm in favour of games tackling such issues even if the result is likely to be a bit of a caricature.

The controversy is or was that they were calling it "apartheid" which stands for a unique kind of segregation and lots of injustice and suffering in South Africa.
I don't think that anyone had a problem with the segregation theme per se (many games/RPGs had those in the past) but only with using the term apartheid which probably should not be tampered with in this way.

Which I think is much hand wringing over nothing anyway. Apartheid is simply the Dutch word for segregation, so it being called Apartheid in South Africa isn't because of some kind of special feeling or the idea that the struggle there was worse than elsewhere, that's just what it's called in Dutch, and thus what it's called in Afrikaans. (which is basically a dialect of Dutch.)

So while it's weird that people in the US would call the Aug segregation "apartheid", the whining over how that diminishes the struggle in south africa is just ugh. There must be an entire segment of the population now that literally does nothing else but find shit to be offended about on the internet.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 3, 2016, 23:37 Creston
 
You know, as much as I can get behind the whole idea of a currency that's not under the control of governments, and thus can't be manipulated to favor the elite / Illuminati / secret alien overlords etc., all this news about Bitcoin values just tumbling all over the place because of event X, Y and Z makes me think that perhaps having the governments stabilize your currency isn't as bad as the Bitcoin people make it out to be...

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 3, 2016, 19:41 Creston
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 17:05:
Rigs wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 14:16:
Family of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin sues Fiat Chrysler for wrongful death.

Yup, seen that comin'...I wonder how many other people have been killed from this? Ridiculous...what a fuckin' way to die, ja? SMH...


=-Rigs-=

not sure how much legs that lawsuit's got. as i understand it, it wasn't a defect, just a different design that people were too lazy to pay attention to.

It was confusing enough to people that Chrysler had put out a recall for it. I don't even understand why certain cuntwagon car manufacturers see fit to fucking change the PRNDL thing we've had for fucking ages. No, now we have knobs that turn in a circle or sticks that need to be push/pulled twice to the left to engage Park.

Great fucking job designing that, Chrysler. (and BMW, and Jaguar, and several others who have gone the "let's just make it look hip!" bullshit route.) And what does it save them? Fourteen cents because the stick's travel can be shortened by half an inch?

I don't necessarily agree with the lawsuit, though the fact that it was coming was more obvious than the fact the sun will rise in the East tomorrow, but obfuscating shit that's been the same for fifty plus years just for the sake of it looking cool is a stupid fucking decision, and I kind of want to see Chrysler get its ass kicked so maybe this inane shit idea will get reversed.

The electronic shift lever in your vehicle does not move like a conventional shifter. Your shift lever is spring-loaded and returns to the same center position like a joystick, always returning to the center position after the desired gear is selected.

BRILLIANT FUCKING DESIGN, Chrysler.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
15. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 3, 2016, 19:37 Creston
 
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 18:00:
I don't get it, what's with all the Rio/Brazil hate?? I don't remember this much hate about the Olympics since the last winter Olympics were held in Russia...

The Russians weren't going to force people to literally swim through piles of shit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 3, 2016, 12:41 Creston
 
However social media experts warned that the move could put off younger customers.

Zoe Cairns, ZC Social Media, said: "Mobile phones are every part of our life now and if we go into a bar, a club and we are looking for our phones, it does take away that socialising aspect of it.

"But I do believe it is going to isolate that particular generation."

The younger generation tends to nurse a single drink for the whole night, so I doubt it'll really bother him. And the middle-aged generation probably enjoys not listening to cell phones ringing the whole night.

I'm very curious to see how this experiment turns out.
 
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