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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2017, 19:49 Creston
 
Kidney stones are brutal, but (imo) not as bad as a severe herniation. The ones where your spine just constantly clenches your sciatic nerve. THAT was true fucking agony.

But in any case, hope it goes away soon, man. Kidney stones suck. Drink shitloads of water (not all at once though.)

 
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News Comments > Prey Footage
10. Re: Prey Footage Feb 16, 2017, 18:52 Creston
 
The original Prey also had a 60 minute demo. Sadly, that was the 60 minutes of the game that was cool. The rest of it was fucking shit.

Please don't let this be the same way.

Re : Technical difficulties, from PCgamer:

Colantonio knows the pressure is on. “The Dishonored 2 release came as a surprise to us. PC is difficult because there are so many configurations out there, and a new driver just came out, so it’s just a difficult thing. And we did underestimate a little bit, so this time we’re really aware of it,” he says. “That doesn’t mean we can guarantee there won’t be any problems, but we’ll do our best so that it’s pretty smooth.”

Is that the same "best" that you did for Dishonored 2, where 9 out of 10 times I start up the game, it decides to take four minutes to rebuild the shader cache? Or where certain parts of the levels still dip down into nearly single digit frame rate on a GTX970?

Goodie.

 
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News Comments > Smedley Opens New Amazon Games Studio
21. Re: Smedley Opens New Amazon Games Studio Feb 16, 2017, 18:49 Creston
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 00:46:
What's worse: washed out movie producers trying to make games or atrocious video game presidents trying to make games?

Damn man, can't we just hang them both?
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 16, 2017, 15:47 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 09:33:
That's nothing, go look at the clusterfuck that is the store sometime. Too many entries for everything, cortana search is a nightmare, loading wheels constantly, etc. They actually make buying things from there a total annoyance. Huge emphasis on publisher purchased content slots to the point where they take precedence over your fucking search results.

The UI is slow and annoying. No caching at all, constantly waiting for loads between fucking interface elements is beyond obnoxious. Stupid emphasis on "social" and promoted content which means your my games list lives in a narrow sliver of the screen in the upper right. Games take forever to install/play.

The Xbox fucking sucks. Every time I play at a friends place I'm glad I got a PS4 instead. The only reason I even check his out sometimes is Forza. I was looking at a list of games coming up for both consoles and it seems like a wasteland on the Microsoft side of things. Phantom Dust, State of Decay 2? Crackdown Vaporware? Yet they cancelled Scalebound somehow. Fucking ridiculous company.

I agree, it's pretty fucking awful. The only time when mine gets turned on is if my wife watches Netflix on it.

If they saddle Scorpio with the same god-awful UI, I'm definitely not interested.
 
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News Comments > For Honor Workarounds
9. Re: For Honor Workarounds Feb 15, 2017, 15:24 Creston
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 14:39:
Didn't Ubi have similar issues with The Division? I would've thought by now they would understand how things work on PC.

It's probably another Ubisoft Kiev failboat.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 15, 2017, 12:42 Creston
 
Would you say it was the best junk?
 
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News Comments > Valve on Countering Cheats
4. Re: Valve on Countering Cheats Feb 15, 2017, 12:39 Creston
 
The good news is that we’ve started this work.

The bad news is that the guy then wheeled his desk away to work on an easier way for all of us to order lunch.


Joking aside, that is a serious amount of processing power they need.
 
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News Comments > For Honor Workarounds
7. Re: For Honor Workarounds Feb 15, 2017, 12:34 Creston
 
Look how easy it is to work around all the easy anticheat problems!

[PC] User may be unable to quit to desktop

User may be unable to quit to desktop after getting a "connection has been lost" error message while being idle on matchmaking.
Workaround: Player must restart the game.

Sigh

"Yo Dawg, I heard you can't quit your game!" etc.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Playboy Feb 14, 2017, 16:44 Creston
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 10:59:
I mean, who buys porn? Who buys magazines? Who buys porn magazines? Playboy realized that their content was literally the only draw anymore, because the naked photos, well, they have literally no value due to the internet. So, by getting rid of them, you can expand your market to those that wouldn't be comfortable reading the magazine due to the stigma around the photos.

But can you? I mean, I 100% agree that there's no value in the nudity anymore, because I can't imagine that anyone still buys Playboy for that, but on the flipside, that's what the NAME is known for. So if they no longer have nudity, are people going to be comfortable whipping out a playboy at lunch hour in the company cafeteria? How many people who see that actually KNOW that there's no more nudity in it? Or, for that matter, that the issue you're reading doesn't have that.

They're just stuck with what they are. There's no way to re-brand that. And they're just going the way of the dodo.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 14, 2017, 14:03 Creston
 
My wife's phone died, so I sent her to Verizon to get a new one. She likes the Galaxy, so I had her inform about the S5 or the S6. I didn't want to get her an S7, because I hate paying 800 frikking dollars for a phone.

Turns out, the S5 and S6 basically still sell for S7 prices. It's a difference of a few bucks a month. The Verizon sales guy was also offering $160 in credit for her broken S4 if she got an S7, whereas if she got an S6 or S5, she'd get 5 bucks in credit.

Okay, sigh. Fine. So she comes home with an S7, and says "He said after this month our bill should go down!"

I laugh. Sure, we get 27 bucks a month added to our account for your new phone, and our bill will go DOWN. Haha.

New bill comes. Bill has gone down from $89 a month to $53 a month.

I'm sure someone did some math wrong, but whatever. I'll gladly lower my bill from (essentially) 89 to 26 a month.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Feb 14, 2017, 13:59 Creston
 
Spektr wrote on Feb 14, 2017, 13:05:
what could avoid negative reviews is game studios hiring game testers?

They already do that. They're called customers. Well, except the game testers pay the studio for the honor of doing the testing.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Feb 14, 2017, 13:58 Creston
 
We don’t know why it is this way

Because nobody at Valve gives a shit.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 13, 2017, 13:17 Creston
 
Congrats, Blue and Mrs. Blue!

Make sure that, before you wind up buying any kind of place, you get it IN WRITING from whatever ISP promises to get you internet access, and that they understand that you buy this house contingent on the belief that you can get XX internet speed from them.

There have been way too many horror stories from people where Comcast/AT&T/Time Warner/Charter/Verizon go "oh yeah, no problem, we can get you 300Mbps up and down for $50!" and then when push comes to shove, they wind up being able to MAYBE get 1.5mb DSL for $140.

With it in writing, you can then sue if that happens and (hopefully) get out from under the costs of buying that house.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. New FCC boss Feb 13, 2017, 13:11 Creston
 
Should die in a fire.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 13, 2017, 13:10 Creston
 
"unlimited" data plan.

But hey, at least competition worked. They were losing customers to T-Mobile, so now were grudgingly forced to offer the same deal.

It'd be so nice if we ever got competition in fixed wireline internet. Oh wait, I forgot, haha, we already have a "vibrant, competitive market." Even our glorious paid gimp FCC commissioner, Ajit Pai, says so.


 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Early Access
9. Re: Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Early Access Feb 13, 2017, 13:07 Creston
 
Oh look, another trailer with no gameplay. BUY NOW FOR $1000!!!

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Feb 13, 2017, 09:55 Creston
 
According to Kirschner, Munich's IT problems are not so much down to the use of free software as they are the result of poor management and organizational structure, a view backed up by Accenture's study.

Something which CLEARLY would not be an issue if you move to Windows? Confused


I mean, I get why you'd not want to move from Windows to Linux. Your support staff is likely incapable of dealing with it, support overall is limited, etc. But after ten years, I'm sure those kinks at least have been worked out. So why switch back now? There's literally zero benefit, and it will cost a shitload of money in licensing fees.

I wonder if Lord Major Dieter Reiter got some MS perks thrown his way. And by perks I mean cold hard cash.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
25. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 11, 2017, 12:09 Creston
 
We had record profits! Quick, fire a bunch of people!

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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
34. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 10, 2017, 19:29 Creston
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 19:02:
Am I the only person on earth who doesn't care that there are garbage games on Steam?

Do people really just buy games like they're renting a video in the 90s, aimlessly wandering around?

Not anymore, no, because now it's just endless rows of garbage. It used to be fun to browse through indie games.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 10, 2017, 16:19 Creston
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 18:16:
I want an augmented VR, but make it an 'anti-reality'. I don't want to see more things, I want to erase them. Annoying chatty person in coffee shop, poof. Obnoxious car stereo, muted. Tourists on sandy beach, vanished, and replaced with a flock of seagulls. Etc.

I have long had a Joe Buck filter in my brain. It just takes the voice and image of Joe Buck and replaces it with a random, smoking hot cheerleader.

Well worth it.
 
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