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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Trailer
4. Re: Conan Exiles Trailer Jan 6, 2017, 13:04 HorrorScope
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 12:02:
i imagine it will quickly become a griefer paradise like all the other online survival games with persistence... they are supposed to have ways you can set up defenses while you are offline, but im skeptical to say the least how effective that will be

also the roving gangs usually dominate everything very quickly based on numbers and consecutive hours online

Well it depends on what type of server or friends you have. For me I'll run my own (assuming it has a dedicated server option)with only those invited. Yeah I need to do some more research. I'm assuming this is their survival game, like H1, 7D, Emp, Ark etc and not a std mmo in any way.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin
34. Re: Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin Jan 6, 2017, 11:33 HorrorScope
 
Slick wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 06:07:
ZeroPike1 wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 05:49:
Getting Mass Effect 2 for free awesome. Convincing the old hold outs that Origin is not equal to selling your PC's soul to the advertising devil? A much harder battle.

Not to mention Origin is alot less useful as Steam, as it is only an EA platform. Annoying? yes. Dumb yes? No different then Steam ultimately. And more useful then Ubi's launcher as EA has a wider range of games.

And the DLC, only a couple are worth anything, the rest is generally useless trash.

define "useful".

Between Steam and Origin, they both have a built-in browser (who the fuck cares), they both can stream directly to popular streaming services (any real streamer will be using OBS or xsplit), and an integrated VOIP service (any gamer worth their salt is using discord).

The only thing I can think of is that the steam product pages link to their own forums "discussions" that's actually useful. But that's about it. I don't think it warrants the larger memory footprint, but in all honesty, who the fuck ares about that anyways, we're talking the difference of like 100 to 150 megs of ram. I'm pretty sure this one tab of BluesNews in chrome is taking up about that much.

It's just a storefront. You get BigMacs from the McDonalds store, not from Burger King. Just like you buy EA games from Origin, not Steam. This isn't revolutionary thinking. Just because Steam is the WalMart of the online game stores, doesn't mean that every developer should publish their games in WalMart cause you're too lazy to "walk" (read: click a different icon) to a different store in the mall.

Agreed, but I think those against won't be changing minds soon, like win10, etc. You mention the discussion forum, I don't recall origin having a real rating system either, again nice to have.

My bottom line is reasonable business and what would I do if I were them... it to me is unreasonable for them to have to give steam 30% of the retail price, that alone would force my hand to have to build something like this when your company is that large, that is really the only sane business choice. So with that, I cannot fault them. So it is what it is and it seems to work for me without any headaches.

I live in a world where each game stands on its own, because they make a bad or good game last time, doesn't mean the next will be the same. So I'll judge each as they release. I'm not relying on anyone to have to deliver a great game, if not I'll just pick something else, over 500 games were released new to steam just in Dec, there is plenty to choose from.

I'm hoping the next ME is great, love the engine, if not, oh well, next game up.
 
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Trailer
1. Re: Conan Exiles Trailer Jan 6, 2017, 11:19 HorrorScope
 
It will be interesting to see how much is done once EA opens with this. Obviously if looks great for a survival game. But I do think many are now wanting that extra part of AI/Objectives to start coming into focus on these games, where it start me vs elements, but ends up me vs a living world fighting back with some direction. Most of the EA games are promising this, but it is taking forever. So do they come out with a bare bones model with things like this promised in the future or is it already in there?

Good to see Funcom be able to make a non-mmo, it does look professional.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 5, 2017, 23:49 HorrorScope
 
Good to see a revision Vive coming in a couple months.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
15. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 5, 2017, 20:02 HorrorScope
 
Task wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 19:09:
No shit right? For those that like the term "Fake News" (a hilarious term, I guess its the new "Conspiracy Theory" term), I remember quite clearly when fake intelligence

Fake news is a thing, there are people that have come forth and told us how they did it, why and how you can make money at it. These aren't political parties or official entities. They created fake news out of thin air to rile people or push an agenda, but the bottom line to get clicks and money. That is different imo.

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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 5, 2017, 18:54 HorrorScope
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 09:28:
Microsoft has started porting their console exclusives to the PC and has redoubled efforts to unfuck the Windows Store. Spencer constantly mentions the PC platform now, its getting a lot of attention. What else were you looking for?

Right. The question is will they do a good job? Probably not. But we'll see over time.
 
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News Comments > VR Rifle and Haptic Vest Revealed
9. Re: VR Rifle and Haptic Vest Revealed Jan 5, 2017, 18:48 HorrorScope
 
Timmeh wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:07:
I wonder if any thought of the mental effects this stuff is going to have on people.

You mean like 24/7 news, electronics and water supplies?
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
48. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 18:46 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:41:
Note that their idea of "crystal-clear 1080p 60FPS" is bs. OnLive claimed the same thing, and in reality, because of the way the internet works, your stream is constantly going to be losing data, and thus you're not going to be looking at a crystal clear 1080p. In reality, you'll be lucky if you're looking at the equivalent of 720p.

It's hard to state an equivalent because we are talking penalization, stutters, smears, etc. I rather have perfect 720p vs hiccuping, pixelated blurring screens. They do have a free time, I should try a couple games though to see first hand where they are at with all this.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
50. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda in March Jan 5, 2017, 18:22 HorrorScope
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 16:46:
Creston wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 12:46:
There are, by reports, like 12+ full planets you can investigate and several small outpost like sections, so where that's concerned it should be fine. Also, ME1 had just as much combat as ME2/3, it was just shitty combat versus decent combat, so eh.

Wait for reviews. I'm planning on getting it day one, so I will post a review a few days later.

The real question is, did they just DA:I this game? I saw a lot of "collect resources and upgrade your stuffs!" bullshit in the previous trailers. What do you think of this game so far?

Is that called DA:I'ing a game? Tons of games have that stuff and people like to craft... so you gather to craft, no?
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 5, 2017, 18:19 HorrorScope
 
ventry wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 18:14:
First I had a good belly laugh when Trump got voted in but the best laugh came with the wailing, moaning, gnashing of teeth sour-grapes of the Hillary supporters. None of whom have any idea how to go to the fridge and pour a glass of "suck-it-up-you-lost-now-get-over-it" juice.

I find hilariously ironic that the "progressive/leftist/sjw's" who promote and push tolerance the most are the LEAST tolerant of all when they don't get their way.
ROFLMAO.

There are more people than not imo that aren't either Trump or Hillary Supporters.

Don't discount the Conservative whine, themselves they went in total gridlock mode immediately when Obomber came into office. And their fans, they've been posting every issue in the world being Obombers fault every day on facebook and the like that entire time, they still talk about Hillary to. I judge Trump on being Trump.

We're all fools is most probable.

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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
39. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda in March Jan 5, 2017, 14:52 HorrorScope
 
Sho wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 01:22:
Feeling sad for people who can't enjoy games I guess.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
10. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 3, 2017, 11:26 HorrorScope
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 3, 2017, 04:08:
And after that, the cycle will start again because we homo sapiens do not learn from our own history.

And just think 1/2 of America has been programmed by a specific 24/7 news channels to truly think the other half is retarded, whom part of that 1/2 are the progressives. Some learn, but it is hard to overcome opposition numbers some time.

As for this specifically its about price and caps, will big business win where they make more money if you stream vs pay for more cable etc? I'm assuming that is what the biggest of boys want, where it isn't cheaper to stream content.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
15. Re: etc., etc. Jan 3, 2017, 11:15 HorrorScope
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 3, 2017, 08:12:
I don't get the complaint. They're not saying anything about hacking related to Fallout, just using it as the stock photo. It's really that or The Matrix.

What other stock photo can quickly convey "hacking" to pretty much anyone that sees it?

Yep. I see it as funny, but nothing more, as you say it could have been matrix #'s that have been used since the first movie and no one bats an eye... show them a fallout hack screen.... lol
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. Jan 3, 2017, 01:18 HorrorScope
 
LOL that shit is funny, they just need some type of screen to fit the bill as a placeholder, but being Fallout, lol.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2017, 17:04 HorrorScope
 
shinchan0s wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 16:54:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 13:42:
Still don't get why AMD is so hung up on HBM2... considering no benchmark showed any benefit of it.

As a mini-ITX user, I'm hoping HBM gives us smaller graphics cards like they're saying. The only current gen enthusiast class cards that would fit in my case were reference cards or an EVGA 1070/80 and they're only going to get longer and fatter with GDDR.

There are some mini-versions out there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2017, 15:26 HorrorScope
 
Phasenoise wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 15:05:
REGULATION IS TEH BADZ. STOPPING TEH INNOVATIONZ AND STUFFZ.

Meanwhile, countries with working regulation merrily go along with dramatically faster speeds, at dramatically lower prices.

But, I know, their innovation must be stifled SOMEHOW.

Yep, if there wasn't other countries doing things differently and being successful in doing so, giving people more protections and rights, then I could write this all up as me be a hopeless dreamer. But what came out a couple days ago? A couple euro countries making it illegal to email employees after hours and expect them to work, to answer. To me that is a good healthy thing as we can see bosses/employers always over-stepping their bounds. Great we created tech to make us work more in ways we never expected.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 2, 2017, 12:40 HorrorScope
 
Happy New Year to you to mf'er.  
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News Comments > Steam Award Winners
1. Re: Steam Award Winners Dec 31, 2016, 13:42 HorrorScope
 
Simply amazing stuff.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2016, 19:39 HorrorScope
 
Just wondering why we are calling 2016 a bad year? Not necessarily arguing, but wondering why many are calling is so.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 30, 2016, 12:30 HorrorScope
 
Boo on vive... that is not how you start up a new tech by keeping prices high and models stagnant. That is how you don't do it.  
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