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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Trailer
4. Re: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Trailer Mar 24, 2017, 21:11 HorrorScope
 
They got ballz asking $50 for a makeover, man $25 at the most.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
24. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 24, 2017, 21:09 HorrorScope
 
loomy wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 21:07:
the pace of development right now is so fast that they can't predict where they will be in 1 month. the people donating are doing so to support a dream. I'm happy with my money spent, even if they fail, because I didn't donate for success, I donated for them to try ALL THIS CRAZY SHIT they are trying

Cool. When I grow up I hope to have this kind of disposable income, because if I do, I get this line of thinking. Fuck it, loaded, give it a try... The only thing that would rub me wrong would be to one day find out it really was a hoax, otherwise I get yah.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
23. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 24, 2017, 21:07 HorrorScope
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Mar 24, 2017, 21:02:
I am not like most of the people on these boards, I don't give a shit about the rich idiots who keep pouring money into this game. It's not my money. As long as the money keeps going into make this a better game, I can keep waiting.
Obviously I'm sure Roberts is wasting some of the money on bad decisions but I am not going to assume I know how much really is wasted and how much is properly spent.

Yep. I'll be able to get into this if ever readied, for no more than a grand total of $60 and possibly less after release. I love winning.

But yeah hearing 5 years in, it is going to be at least 7 years before release, that's a long time for any game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 23, 2017, 20:46 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 15:01:
I'm guessing quite a few of you use TV android boxes. Me Ma wants one as she's a big TV watcher and wants to cut the cable. I'm the exact opposite and could care less but seeing as I'm the tech guy I said I'd look into it. Now he uses a MyGica box but from what I can glean so far they're massively overpriced because it's just a box with all the software preloaded.

So looking at Amazon Canada they have these Android boxes

Which are more reasonable in the sub $50 dollar range. Are those the same things? Come with KODI or you're able to install KODI to them? Something that's good for 4K and decent memory so it's a bit futreproofed. Any recs? Thanks!

She can go Kodi - Exodous and maybe if you want some privacy a vpn with that. you can but that all on a sick/box and have basically everything.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 22, 2017, 21:13 HorrorScope
 
Geeze it even has hit John Deere. Can't fix your tractor because of a EULA.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
76. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 22, 2017, 19:02 HorrorScope
 
OpticNerve wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 05:39:
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 18:08:
Fell out of my chair last night watching the Warriors game on TNT. There is a series using the "We're only human after all, We're only human after all", song as part of the promo.

I've been hearing that fucking song everywhere lately for various shows and commercials. I swear it's haunting me for talking shit about it in the ME:A trailer...

I'm going to use it as my new Rickroll.
 
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News Comments > GOG Galaxy Leaves Beta
17. Re: LG VR HMD Specs Mar 22, 2017, 15:59 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 15:14:
Well, that only does blizzard's games, so it's not really a straight comparison to Steam/Origin/GoG, right?

I think many times people complain because of all the separate apps, so it fits into that argument. Uplay seems only their games as well and they are brought into the rants commonly.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 22, 2017, 13:45 HorrorScope
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 12:50:
This is total horse shit. I've been a software consultant working from home for 3 years now and I'm more productive than I've ever been. I'm not preoccupied with getting home on time to see my family, I don't have a commute to deal with and I'm overall happier and less stressed. This translates in me getting more immersed in my work and actually enjoying it.

A lot of what you just said is about your personal productivity and not the companies, they don't care about your commute, they will care a little about your stress, but you have to professionally manage that for survival. Also your job is different than marketing as described, I can see how in person synergies being useful with marketing teams. What IBM is doing isn't new and the more successful competitors are describing why they want the people in-house. I'm not saying they are right or wrong, but it is their call and 19 quarters south, yes it sucks because it is change.

You next part, yes I would not make a blanket statement that remote workers are bad. Could they be? Yes. Anyone can be. You do have to be professional no doubt. There are privileges afforded, so you have to be careful.
 
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News Comments > GOG Galaxy Leaves Beta
13. Re: LG VR HMD Specs Mar 22, 2017, 13:32 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 13:01:
No, if I was selling games I wouldn't use Steam either.

You would most likely be making a mistake, you have no name in gaming so it isn't like you can take the Witcher brand and push GOG heavily and people will come. You would find steam the easiest way to get your game out there to the largest audience. Plenty of developers have already said for a game with your credentials, Steam is essential, they know and have spoke. I do agree 30% is high and all that, but there are other truths in this equation that make Steam the right answer for most.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 22, 2017, 12:13 HorrorScope
 
The IBM thing, I think it is very reasonable to expect a different focus when people are together vs apart. They reference plenty of solid reasons and companies in their market that want their people together purposely and they have the fresh tech and results to back it up. It is sort of the young vs the old, Google vs IBM, Facebook vs IBM. The old make fun of the millennials, who's laughing now? Those younger companies don't even want older people I hear, because chances are they are set in their old ways and old tech. Also if I may add, the old probably have a shit ton of BS policies in place that fuck up innovation, because that is what older duller people do, make things to slow things down to their speed. I'm one of the old guys by the way, work in a company even a little larger than IBM and know the BS policies. We say speed speed speed, but still have way too many useless roadblocks.

I was surprised Gallup states 25% of the entire US workforce works remotely, that seems way too high, 10% seems even high. Not sure if I believe them or perhaps their definition is looser than what we're lead to believe in this article.

They are paying for relocation, good. No raises for moving into a large metropolis? Again could be a play on words, there are market values adjustments, they aren't called raises, so I still wonder if those will apply. At my company SF = +20% vs base.

Severance was shockingly low, 1 month? 1 month at IBM? What is more std for their industry is like 2 months per year service with a max after a couple years. 1 month? That's not a typo? Sheesh.

I have the ability to take a position that allows me to not only work and home but anywhere at home, like on the other side of the world at home. This news does make me think a little more about that, if I do take a position like that, I might not want to go too far away, because if they were to call us back in, that would really add to the pain, maybe when I'm down to my last 5 years.

I totally get a company that isn't performing well to think getting their people back in, focused as a reasonable move. I totally get it would suck and blow for the employee that is now vested in their own location and has very cozy arrangement.

 
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News Comments > Vulkan Multi-GPU Support for Windows
3. Re: Vulkan Multi-GPU Support for Windows Mar 22, 2017, 11:38 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 10:03:
Somewhere, far in the distance, a poor Microsoft engineer is standing there with the tattered remnants of DX12, going "We're still here! Hello? Guys? Guys...?"


MS is lost in the woods about how to handle pc games. It time it seems only the xbox brand won't be supported. Uh oh.
 
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News Comments > GOG Galaxy Leaves Beta
9. Re: LG VR HMD Specs Mar 22, 2017, 11:36 HorrorScope
 
Dentorro wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 11:02:
Why give 30% of your money to Valve if you can get it al for yourself? I can see more publishers in the future go their own route so they earn more.

That's why I can't blame the big boys for doing it, if I were in their shoes making the business decisions, biggest no-brainer there is.

And yest to Battle.net, Blizzard always given the pass.

Origin does sell non-EA games. Their front-end allows non-origin games to be loaded in as well. They also have a monthly service that allows you to play around 70 games for one cost, Steam doesn't have anything like that.

Ubi seems to sell just Ubi and they have a sale on right now... Dishonored 2 is sold out, didn't know that was possible with a digital game, lol.

Went into windows store once, just once. Clueless company on pc gaming.

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
122. Re: On Sale Mar 21, 2017, 19:21 HorrorScope
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 08:25:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 08:12:
-snipped for sanity-

Look, CJ plays a game he's railed on for months and stated he wouldn't lower himself down to the rest of us plebs by playing....

Go fuckin figure. First moments available.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 21, 2017, 18:12 HorrorScope
 
I get the point but is that even unique?

If I buy something on amazon, is my local town getting any money? So if people buy a product online in NZ, the locals probably aren't getting tax dollars, but is that odd? Now there most likely is a VAT tax or the like bringing the phone into the country, so it isn't like it isn't taxed at all and NZ is left out. But that's not the point in sensationalist reporting, is it?
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
54. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 18:08 HorrorScope
 
Fell out of my chair last night watching the Warriors game on TNT. There is a series using the "We're only human after all, We're only human after all", song as part of the promo.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
21. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 21, 2017, 18:03 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 13:52:
Bragging about how your site has not been breached in 15 years is a sure way to reset the "Our site has not been breached in 00 days." counter.

LOL
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
51. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 17:44 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 13:06:
That's SO much work, though. I mean, every single conversation takes an animator like 4-5 hours to get it right. So if they have to do that for (guessing here) 5000+ conversations, there's no way EA is going to sign off on that.

(Before anyone says, yes, they SHOULD have done this to begin with. I agree that the animations are, by and large, pretty freaking awful.)

I have to admit I laughed quite loudly on the inside when this was first getting reported and then a report came out "The Devs said there won't be a zero day patch to fix this". LOL at whoever asked and thought that was a possibility. (Not that it can't be done, but a zero day patch within a week, laughed hard.)

I'll see this game a few patches in, in the $20-$30 range, doing Mad Max currently, plenty of fun and crazy situations to be in, in that game. Good animations to. lol
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
57. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 16:05 HorrorScope
 
loomy wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 15:34:
I honestly think we should expect star citizen to be like this. Fucked up but playable. Not everything can be a home run

My lowered expectations are set at it doesn't ship in a fair final form. So yours to me is a lofty goal!
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews
45. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Reviews Mar 20, 2017, 14:46 HorrorScope
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 14:23:
Fion wrote on Mar 20, 2017, 14:14:
So all the hate, all the rage, all the bashing by people who haven't even played it is pointless. It's the 'in thing to do' and so people do it, including on here.

frankly you come across just as dismissive as you claim the "haters" are..

so i guess that makes you a "fanboy"

all the rage.. LOL, calm down buddy - get a grip

It's raging, it's showing up in places normally not that known for gaming reviews. I'm just lucky I don't live in a world that one game is critical to my gaming happiness, that said, I'll like it when I get to it, there stuff is usually pretty good fun. Story? Probably be on the better end of pc gaming than not, I still have HBO and the like for a real story.

Sounds like the series will have a new director for the next one how this one is starting out.

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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Mar 19, 2017, 18:41 HorrorScope
 
It's another flavor of games, I love open world and many games do well with it and many screw it up. I like to think as we progress forward overall the quality will continue to improve. I also love other types of games as well, even linear. A well done game can happen imo in any sub genre. I agree with the thought that freedom of being able to go and do things in the order you want (generally speaking) is a quality a human mind will like. It's tinkering and freedom.  
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