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News Comments > Blizzard Dropping Battle.net Name
12. Re: Blizzard Dropping Battle.net Name Sep 21, 2016, 21:51 Creston
 
battle.net : fairly cool, catchy. Some marginal connotations of what it actually does.
Blizzard tech : nonsensical combination of two words that have little to no meaning when combined like this. Tells you NOTHING what it is or does.


Some marketoid worked HARD on this rebranding effort, and probably got a bonus from his equally inane marketoid boss.

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News Comments > Elite Dangerous May Drop Win32 and DX10
3. Re: Elite Dangerous May Drop Win32 and DX10 Sep 19, 2016, 21:03 Creston
 
So this is basically people still on Windows XP, right? 7 has DX11 out of the box, and I think even Vista has 11 if somewhat patched?

 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 18, 2016, 14:58 Creston
 
LOOKITHOWFASTOURINTERNETZARE!

Note: None of you will ever be able to get it, as US corporations refuse to spend money on better architecture.
 
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News Comments > Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve
44. Re: Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve Sep 18, 2016, 14:56 Creston
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 16:39:
Creston wrote on Sep 17, 2016, 15:26:
Digital Fucktards figure that they better get their lawsuits in before Congress passes that bill that makes it illegal.

That legislation only prevents companies from including "gag clauses" in customer contracts, which gives the customer the freedom to leave a negative review of the services rendered if they choose to do so. However, if you are leaving untruthful or fake reviews in an attempt to damage that company, they can still sue you for defamation whether it be slander or libel.

Upon re-reading, you are indeed correct.
 
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News Comments > Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve
23. Re: Digital Homicide Sues Steam Users; Gets Dropped by Valve Sep 17, 2016, 15:26 Creston
 
Digital Fucktards figure that they better get their lawsuits in before Congress passes that bill that makes it illegal.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 16, 2016, 09:39 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 19:19:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 12:32:
Giger's alien is still da bomb.

Other than it always loses to a woman.

A fucking BADASS woman.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 16, 2016, 09:38 Creston
 
nin wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 15:55:
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 15:53:
You would think with a readily available computer in the phone they could come up with some charging logic to prevent an overcharge which seems to be the issue here.

Please let us know what you have a fix!


It's double funny when you realize that Samsung was already doing what he suggested they do.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 14, 2016, 19:15 Creston
 
So Nvidia can mine your shit and sell it to marketers, I'd imagine?
 
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News Comments > Join The Crew for Free
12. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 14, 2016, 13:11 Creston
 
Task wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 11:07:
It has a story? I don't remember any racing game I've played having a good story anyways.

It does have a story, but it's terrible. The absurd amount of shoehorning the story has to go through to fit in the "shit I can do with a car" mold is hilarious.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2016, 10:45 Creston
 
Yeah, I would check with the store and ask if you can see their camera footage for the time you were there. If they won't, you can go to the cops and they can request it if they're feeling helpful.
 
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News Comments > Dean Hall's New Multiplayer Game
1. Re: Dean Hall's New Multiplayer Game Sep 14, 2016, 10:42 Creston
 
I need to avoid a kind of War Z situation.

May I recommend releasing an actual finished game, then?
 
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News Comments > Join The Crew for Free
1. Re: Join The Crew for Free Sep 14, 2016, 10:41 Creston
 
I got this on the Bone, and it was quite entertaining (at least until I had filled the map.)

The story is terrible, and the driving is pretty bad at first, but it does get better once you get upgrades. The real draw of the The Crew is the map. It really is a lot of fun to just drive around and sightseeing.

There are also absolutely hundreds of skill challenges, and quite a few of them are pretty fun.

For free, this is a no-brainer. Add it to your account.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
12. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Sep 14, 2016, 10:39 Creston
 
It's "employee opt-in."

Yeah, for now. Once companies realize that 0.0% of their employees opt in to being spied on, it'll quickly become mandatory.

I hope an earthquake swallows this crappy company who came up with this.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black Sep 14, 2016, 09:40 Creston
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 21:50:
HBO seems to have a lock on creating good series...

It helps if you don't have to care about the FCC and all its stifling regulations.

That said, we're absolutely inundated with great TV shows right now. (and have been for the past five years or so) I can't even imagine how someone could follow all of them.
 
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News Comments > Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud
41. Re: Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud Sep 13, 2016, 19:39 Creston
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 18:54:
Let me ask you guys this.

When you are looking at reviews of a product what do you read first?

I just read several to see if they all mention the same negative things. If several reviews say the controls are bad, then it's likely the controls actually ARE bad. (though this doesn't always pan out, as per the Mankind Divided ending, which was perfectly fine, despite most reviewers whining that it ends "in the middle of the story", which it most certainly doesn't.)

 
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News Comments > Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud
40. Re: Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud Sep 13, 2016, 19:37 Creston
 
Orogogus wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 15:41:
Creston wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 15:27:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 13:20:
Would this be a function of the developer or valve? I think it's developer scope so it would be difficult to enforce since the developer could say that these range of algorithm keys are for steam but they could give them away.

Remember, most of these fake reviews are done to sell more titles, not to commit review terrorism onto other games

I think Valve gives you keys to give out to other people. Similarly, Valve gives keys to publishers for them to sell, which is how GMG gets their stuff. I would imagine Valve is behind every key generated? In which case it shouldn't be too hard for them to generate different sets of keys that denote what they are and for what purpose they were given to third parties.

Doesn't that not work if it's the publisher trying to game the system? Like, isn't it up to the publisher to arrange for keys for resellers? Once it's out of Valve's hands, it seems like it would be really hard for Valve to keep them under control.

If the publisher is giving those keys out to resellers, then yeah, that wouldn't work, though Valve could conceivably come up with a system where Ubisoft tells them to give 50000 keys to GMG or something.

All of this is of course heavily dependent on whether publishers get keys from Valve, or whether they just have a key generator...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2016, 15:32 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 13:25:
When you talk about the S7 are you guys talking about the same S7 that has a worldwide recall because it's a mobile bomb and not a mobile phone? ^^

That's just the Note. There are several different varieties of S7. (S7, S7 Edge, S7 Active, which is what I got, S7 Note, and I'm probably missing one or two.)

It's a very good phone actually, though it's got way too much Samsung bloatware crap on it, but it's just not worth 750 dollars.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 13, 2016, 15:29 Creston
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 13:52:
Creston wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 10:48:
Speaking of Bioshock, 2K support hooked me up with a Steam key for Bioshock based off of a picture of the case and CD. No hassle whatsoever. Many kudos to them!
P!ease post that pic on imgur. Drummer

Hehe, that's not gonna work. They make you put a scrap of paper with your email address in it too.
 
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News Comments > Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud
31. Re: Steam Review Changes to Fight Fraud Sep 13, 2016, 15:27 Creston
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Sep 13, 2016, 13:20:
Would this be a function of the developer or valve? I think it's developer scope so it would be difficult to enforce since the developer could say that these range of algorithm keys are for steam but they could give them away.

Remember, most of these fake reviews are done to sell more titles, not to commit review terrorism onto other games

I think Valve gives you keys to give out to other people. Similarly, Valve gives keys to publishers for them to sell, which is how GMG gets their stuff. I would imagine Valve is behind every key generated? In which case it shouldn't be too hard for them to generate different sets of keys that denote what they are and for what purpose they were given to third parties.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2016, 13:08 Creston
 
Stay away from the Galaxy, as it's stupidly overpriced (got an S7 through work, not worth the ridiculous 750 dollar price tag) and stay FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRR away from LG, as that's just a terrible, terrible phone. (it was my previous phone, and a giant pile of dog poop.)

 
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