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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2016, 10:55 Beamer
 
I've been predominantly on Razer mice. Started with a Copperhead/Diamondback (not sure which), went to a Logitech MX1000 (which was heavy but I loved), at some point moved back to the Razer for no reason other than moving to a new place and not being able to find the MX1000 charger and just sticking with it due to inertia, and recently bought a Razer Mamba, which can be plugged or unplugged and is every color of the rainbow (incidentally, I hate my mice glowing.)

I actually don't use the Mamba. Bought it because my NYC apartment is small enough that I can run a 20ft HDMI from the PC to the TV, but I only do so when I want to game, and the Logitech wireless keyboard seems to lose connection every 5 seconds. Not sure why I don't replace the Copperhead with the Mamba, but... inertia...
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 18, 2016, 18:05 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 17:28:
PS4 and not PC? Seriously? Fuck you R it that's the case.

PC and Xbox One, as well.

Also, Capcom, not R. This is Dead Rising, not RDR. I thought the original was ok. Fun in a short burst, but very quickly became annoying. You had to fail multiple times to start making it anywhere, meaning you redid some of the earlier parts a few billion times. The difficulty level got extreme, but mostly due to the terrible control.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 18, 2016, 16:15 Beamer
 
I just got served a banner ad for Pokemon Go Desktop Version. Same one in that reddit link, only here on Blues.

I'm guessing it takes you to some bad, bad places.
 
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News Comments > Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted
19. Re: Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted Jul 18, 2016, 15:12 Beamer
 
ItBurn wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 15:10:
Luke wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 14:56:
Creston wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 14:47:
Do a good thing, get kicked in the balls for it. The state of the world in 2016. Yay.


The state of the world in 2016

Look out ya window and see pukemon hunters all over the place sad sad sad thats the state of the world 2016

What's bad about pokemon "hunters"? They're doing exercise and getting some vitamin D. The game is very simple, but that doesn't make it a bad thing.

"It's different and not to my tastes and therefore objectively bad!"

I mean, don't get me wrong, a lot of things that are different and not to our tastes are objectively bad, and the Pokemon craze is kind of hysterical given how little content is there and how little there is to do once you've captured something, but the exploratory aspects of capturing something is kind of funny, in a good way.
 
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News Comments > Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted
14. Re: Rimworld Steam Key Fraud Halted Jul 18, 2016, 14:42 Beamer
 
Darks wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 13:51:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 13:33:
I'm not exactly clear what's happening here.

1. A thief steals a credit card number
2. The thief uses that credit card number to buy the game for themselves.
3. They actual CC owner initiates a chargeback for a fraudulent purpose and the thief gets to keep the key?

Do I have that right?
Basically yes, but, Valve is so supposed to do their due diligence by going in and revoking those keys that have been reported as stolen. This is almost entirely Valve not doing their jobs.

Is anyone really surprised about this? Valve barley does anything but collect money and could give a rats ass about supporting us customers.

Dude. Your Valve-hate has become all-consuming. Not only does Valve have nothing to do with this, there's no way they can stop this. The issue is not them.

Here's what happens:

1) Dev opens a storefront that offers CD keys
2) Thief uses fake CC to buy a CD Key
3) Dev says to Valve "I need a key," and Valve generates one
4) Dev gives key to thief
5) Thief puts key on a key resale site
6) Someone buys key on resale site
7) Resale site takes 30%, thief keeps 70%
8) 30+ days later, CC provider says "hey, that was a fraudulent purchase" and denies the funds to the dev
9a) If dev had kept track of who got what key, they can go to Valve and have that key turned off. Now the buyer from the grey market site loses access to the game he thought he bought
9b) If the dev didn't keep track of who got the key, they have no retaliation
10) Thief still has his 70%, Resale Site still has their 30%. The Dev has 0%, plus the cost of the transaction, and possibly gets hit with penalties from the CC provider


Valve has no way to change this unless they force the Dev to give them a credit card, or some unique identifier, for each key the dev requests. Devs often request bulk keys in advance, at least with some sites like this. There's no way Valve can be blamed here.

The resale sites? Yes. They can probably do something here. The Dev can, but only in policing and shutting down.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 18, 2016, 10:46 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 10:02:
I don't know many people who can even explain what the Xbox One S actually is, Microsoft did a wonderful job of confusing their consumer base with simultaneous announcements. Not to mention I couldn't imagine diving into the Xbox One with the idea that a better one will arrive in a year or two.

The S nomenclature is kind of well defined for Xbox. This is the third gen using it.

Just smaller.
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Jul 18, 2016, 07:08 Beamer
 
Blackhawk wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 01:04:
Good thing using mythological entities as characters in games isn't some sort of trend.

Like Amaterasu in Okami, or Shiva in every Final Fantasy ever, or the Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian pantheons (all of which still have active worshipers) in a dozen games, sometimes as enemies (Titan Quest and God of War, I'm looking at you), or Bhaal and Tyr in Badldur's Gate, or Raijin in Mortal Kombat, or Jesus in Fist of Jesus. You get the idea.

Yeah, it is a good thing this isn't a well-established trend.

The point being, that these aren't myths to some. No one believes in the Greek, Roman, Norse, or Egyptian pantheons, but people do believe in the Hindu ones still.

This may not change your view, but certainly is a nuance you can understand, no?
 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jul 16, 2016, 19:57 Beamer
 
dubfanatic wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 14:15:
LOL Blizzard goes way out of the way to make a "diverse" game and this is what they get for it. When will they ever learn, you can't ever appease liberals.

I find it funny that people on this board complain about being hard to please. That's a fairly neutral article saying "they should be applauded for doing well, but could still do better."

Considering this is a board where every single game is called "console crap," no matter how hard a dev tries to avoid that, it seems like stones in a glass house, no?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2016, 14:46 Beamer
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 12:50:
Cutter wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 11:47:
Jesus Christ just heard the news about the attack in France....

Terrorist Attack in Nice, France, Leaves 84 Dead and 202 Injured

It's been confirmed 10 children were killed in yesterday's Muslim terrorist attack in Nice, FR too. As a father with a toddler this hits too close to home. You're delusional if you trust our government's propaganda on ISIS and think this will just go away. This won't be solved by policing, conventional warfare nor with good feelings either. Ending the political correctness would be a good start in confronting this evil.

I don't get what the propaganda is, or how you think conventional warfare is politically correct.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
21. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 14, 2016, 17:38 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 13:48:
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 12:47:
Removed it from the kids phones. They used up their monthly data in less than a week. Too many dangers associated with it too.

Tip: Go into Google Maps and download your home area (you should be doing this anyway if you use google maps). PGO will use the cached map instead of constantly re-downloading maps.

Google engineers say this is false.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 14, 2016, 13:38 Beamer
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 12:25:
Beamer wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 11:27:
Total-Khaos wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 11:24:
Cutter wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 11:21:
Luke wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 10:23:
How to control the mass ....give them a app with pukemon , pretty sure some1 is getting idea's over there...god people are sooo easy to control welcome to the future Clown

Don't hyperbolize. It's sold roughly 20 million copies and there are over 7 billion people on this rock so that's a long way off from controlling the world. And this game - like most trends - likely has a very limited and brief lifespan. There are much larger and easier ways to control the masses than this.

Regardless, it is is the largest CIA data gathering operation in existence today on American soil and abroad.

Have we had an increase in Alex Jones listeners lately?

Not sure who that is, but I heard rumblings about it at the water cooler at work. While not the most reliable source of information, I did find this (among others) where people are discussing it.

http://blackbag.gawker.com/pokemon-go-is-a-government-surveillance-psyop-conspirac-1783461240

Aside from the fact that, while this is US tech, it's a ultimately Japanese product, there's nothing Pokemon Go gets anyone that Verizon, AT&T, Google, and Apple don't already have. Why create something huge and pray it catches on when, y'know, you can just get it from sources that already have it?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 14, 2016, 11:27 Beamer
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 11:24:
Cutter wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 11:21:
Luke wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 10:23:
How to control the mass ....give them a app with pukemon , pretty sure some1 is getting idea's over there...god people are sooo easy to control welcome to the future Clown

Don't hyperbolize. It's sold roughly 20 million copies and there are over 7 billion people on this rock so that's a long way off from controlling the world. And this game - like most trends - likely has a very limited and brief lifespan. There are much larger and easier ways to control the masses than this.

Regardless, it is is the largest CIA data gathering operation in existence today on American soil and abroad.

Have we had an increase in Alex Jones listeners lately?
 
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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! Unchained Adds Hero
3. Re: Orcs Must Die! Unchained Adds Hero Jul 13, 2016, 20:41 Beamer
 
Primalchrome wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 20:18:
Phffft. I hope they go bankrupt. Releasing OMD2 was an insult to everyone that bought OMD. This is even worse. The first two games should have had all the content under a single title.

Releasing a sequel was an insult to everyone that bought the original, fully-fledged game?

Melodramatic much? OMD was incredible. OMD2 was more incredible. I have no clue how someone could call it an insult.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 13, 2016, 11:41 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 11:10:
Other online shops frequently match or attempt to beat Amazon sale prices... it's silly to buy anything on Amazon for any price without checking a few other places first. A lot of those "80% off" discounts are total bullshit.

No one beats Amazon. People may match, but no one beats. When you factor in the convenience of Amazon, faster shipping, better customer service for errors, and it makes sense to go to them when someone matches.

However, something like 60% of Amazon's listings, maybe more now, are marketplace listings by a 3rd party. Those are routinely beaten. Amazon doesn't monitor those, and has nothing to do with the pricing.

If something is "Sold by Amazon," you're almost definitely getting the best price, because Amazon's automated price matching algorithms will gleefully sell something for a loss. If something is not sold by Amazon, it can probably be found cheaper elsewhere. As you mentioned, all those "80% off" discounts are bullshit, because it's probably a product (like the watches) made by the company selling it and creating their own MSRPs.
 
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News Comments > Ghostbusters Game Released
7. Re: Ghostbusters Game Released Jul 13, 2016, 11:38 Beamer
 
Flatline wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 11:34:
Task wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 09:29:
Just taking a guess, but I assume it's not as good as the actual Ghostbusters 3 movie, I.e. that XBox game that was made a while ago with the original actors providing their voices.

That was... not great. Decent, even fun at times, but not great. I would have preferred the ghosts to be more puzzle-like instead of action/combat, the haunts to be creepier, and for there to be less retread of the movies.

Dan Aykroyd sadly isn't the writer that he used to be. And Bill Murray sounded like he was bored out of his skull by the whole thing. It was missing a lot of the zing that Ghostbusters had. Though, I supposed, you could say the same about Ghostbusters 2.

Still, the first time you light up the proton pack, it's a pretty great moment.

A lot of people seem to be coming out of the woodwork calling that the true Ghostbusters 3 and a massively recognized gem.

Also, Ghostbusters II was terrible.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
10. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 13, 2016, 07:25 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 13, 2016, 07:17:
loomy wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 23:22:
Task wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 19:08:
Russia Today article, which has more truth on it than any POS Western Media organization

when multiple people tell you you're crazy, you should listen to them. your perspective of reality is warped and wrong. you need to listen to us if you want to save yourself. putin is a dictator and RT is putin.

It's actually amazing how many people think Russia Today is a news outlet.... but then I often find that especially older people have nearly no media competence and do NOT check who wrote the news story, instead they believe whatever you serve them, as long as it is posted on some "alternative" media.. bah

It amazes me how many people, and often younger people, think the mainstream forms of media are so bad they flock to ones that clearly have even less oversight towards any kind of honesty.

"CNN is terrible, but man, this Russia Today thing!"

"The Wall Street Journal is lying to me, but man, this Alex Jones guy!"

"Video game reviewers in large corporations are all corrupt, but man, this YouTuber with zero accountability and no formalized system of checks and balances!"
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 12, 2016, 22:49 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 19:08:
Citation on Russia Today article, which has more truth on it than any POS Western Media organization. Sounds like another dumb Putin bash comment to me.

Sorry, you're right, the chemtrails made me do it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
22. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 22:48 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 19:12:
Beamer wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:31:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:03:
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 16:08:
He spent almost $200 on the case, saying "it's ugly but all cases are ugly". Clearly neither he nor his "helper" took a glance at NZXT's S340. $70, incredibly pretty. The paint job is shiny like a new car, even on the inside.

And that's just one of several doofus mistakes, although to be fair, everyone's first computer build is a bit harrowing and overwhelming. But if a friend of mine can get his 9 year old, ADHD son to successfully assemble his own machine (albeit from pre-chosen parts), it's not rocket science. It's absolutely not as easy as a console, but the muscle and configurability is the tradeoff. Cost isn't nearly what he's making it out to be, either.

I wonder if anyone hosts "learn to build a computer" classes. I think the biggest issue keeping people from PC gaming is not knowing where to begin.
I agree, and thanks for that case recommendation.

I recommend the Fractal Design R5. Better build quality and nearly silent.
Wholeheartedly agree, I have the original Fractal Design R4 when it still shipped with 3 fans, but NZXT's S340 is $30 cheaper and that's 30 bucks that could be spent on something that boosts performance instead of on a box.

Undeniably. My opinion is limited, but I'd only go with one of these two.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2016, 18:32 Beamer
 
Task wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 17:58:
And MSNBC, Fox, and CNN are not? Puhlease.

Compared to Alex Jones? He's less like what you mentioned and more like Russia Today, the Putin-backed media company doing heavy hitting exposes on why the moon landing was faked.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2016, 18:31 Beamer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 18:03:
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 16:08:
He spent almost $200 on the case, saying "it's ugly but all cases are ugly". Clearly neither he nor his "helper" took a glance at NZXT's S340. $70, incredibly pretty. The paint job is shiny like a new car, even on the inside.

And that's just one of several doofus mistakes, although to be fair, everyone's first computer build is a bit harrowing and overwhelming. But if a friend of mine can get his 9 year old, ADHD son to successfully assemble his own machine (albeit from pre-chosen parts), it's not rocket science. It's absolutely not as easy as a console, but the muscle and configurability is the tradeoff. Cost isn't nearly what he's making it out to be, either.

I wonder if anyone hosts "learn to build a computer" classes. I think the biggest issue keeping people from PC gaming is not knowing where to begin.
I agree, and thanks for that case recommendation.

I recommend the Fractal Design R5. Better build quality and nearly silent.
 
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