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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs Tomorrow
4. Re: Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs Tomorrow Mar 12, 2018, 14:19 Kxmode
 
Red886 wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 12:40:
the main game is so repetitive ...
is this DLC more of the same?

It has zombies... so that's new. Good thing my arrows are always on fire. It's the only way to be sure.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2018, 10:01 Kxmode
 
Daylight savings, despite whatever the stated purpose is, was originally created to assist in conversing energy during World War 2. The war ended over 70 years ago, and yet for reasons unknown, the stupid thing keeps going even though most people loathe it.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program Illegal?
22. Re: NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program Illegal? Mar 12, 2018, 09:20 Kxmode
 
It's called exclusivity and that's been around since video games existed. That said, I am loathed to believe that nVidia having a stanglehold on the video card market is ultimately a bad thing for consumers.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Mar 11, 2018, 01:37 Kxmode
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 19:07:
I will never buy into the desensitization BS. Point in fact we see a direct correlation in the opposite effect. That with the rise and availability of violent games and porn we see less actual violent and sex crimes in society. Gee, it's almost like allowing people to blow off virtual steam they're less frustrated and need to act out IRL.

In ancient Rome, the Senate and even the Caesars knew this well. This is why they had blood sports. They knew if they did not give people violence, their society would be ripped about by it.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
10. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 11, 2018, 01:33 Kxmode
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 23:43:
HoSpanky wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 22:01:
$15 an hour is more than nursing aides make. Base level IT jobs pay about that.
Is that really accurate? Pretty sad if it is. Hell, I started in what was essentially a basic IT job at $33k a year in 1995...

Yes. No one ever said to a councilor that they wanted burger flipping as a career choice. People who "settle" into that typically give up on life and don't seek to learn any marketable skills. Basically the state and federal governments are the biggest union for unskilled minimal wage earners. There is NO negotiating their contracts.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
9. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Mar 11, 2018, 01:29 Kxmode
 
I guess the crowds flipped off the robot.  
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News Comments > BUILD2 Engine Released
12. Re: BUILD2 Engine Released Mar 11, 2018, 01:21 Kxmode
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 10, 2018, 12:22:
Next: announcement by CIG that Star Citizen will be porte to BUILD2 because "immersion" and that it will take them just one or two decades longer to finish the game.

Hey. Don't insult Ken Silverman. A game engine is pretty awesome for a single-person.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2018, 17:54 Kxmode
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 01:33:
Hey I liked Star Trek Discovery somewhat until the last episode, that is. That was so absurd that it boggles the mind. And to be fair, the whole alternative dimension shtick was just super lamesauce. Imo not really Star Trek.. so yeah.

It's not an alternate universe. It's take place 10 years before the Enterprise under Kirk's captainship.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 9, 2018, 21:38 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 20:42:
AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

Smirk for us, you fucking worthless piece of shit.

This about sums up the IQ of most people.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Mar 9, 2018, 20:06 Kxmode
 
Gizmodo is stupid! Judge Matsumoto stated very clearly, "This case is not about Mr. Shkreli's self-cultivated public persona ... nor his controversial statements about politics or culture." He was found guilty of hedge fund fraud and sentenced accordingly, not "and Being an Asshole."  
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News Comments > White House Game Summit Recap
30. Re: White House Game Summit Recap Mar 9, 2018, 15:39 Kxmode
 
MacLeod wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 13:22:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 13:08:
WEST OF HOUSE
YOU ARE STANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD WEST OF A WHITE HOUSE, WITH A BOARDED FRONT DOOR.
THERE IS A SMALL MAILBOX HERE.
>_

> OPEN MAILBOX
> GET PAMPHLET
> READ PAMPHLET

(Taken)

"WELCOME TO THE WHITE HOUSE!

We are here to hear about the dangers of game violence. In this meeting, you will explore some of the most amazing theories ever seen by mortals. No video game is exempt from our wrath!"
 
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News Comments > White House Game Summit Recap
26. Re: White House Game Summit Recap Mar 9, 2018, 14:50 Kxmode
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 14:19:
Games and shootings have never had any scientific links..

That doesn't mean I don't find Sniper Elite (1 to whatever) disgusting as fuck though, coincidentally the thumb of the video...

But alas, these 2 things have no relation, just because I find it disgusting doesn't mean it should be banned.

In some children, violence can lead to violent behavior. Just like in some adults alcohol can lead to alcoholism. The golden rule is moderation. When a parent knows their child is more susceptible to certain behavioral problems, it is best to monitor. Ensuring parents are aware of resources to help monitor and control the entertainment their children are exposed to is a reasonable solution.
 
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News Comments > White House Game Summit Recap
22. Re: White House Game Summit Recap Mar 9, 2018, 14:13 Kxmode
 
Mac wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 14:06:
The same games are available in the UK - why do we not see as many instances of shootings in the UK? Could it be that guns are not readily available ... someone should ask Al Gore - maybe this is the inconvenient truth he was seeking?

The UK is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy. They don't have a constitution, which gives them the freedom to do things much more aggressively without fear of lawsuits.
 
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News Comments > White House Game Summit Recap
16. Re: White House Game Summit Recap Mar 9, 2018, 13:08 Kxmode
 
WEST OF HOUSE
YOU ARE STANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD WEST OF A WHITE HOUSE, WITH A BOARDED FRONT DOOR.
THERE IS A SMALL MAILBOX HERE.
>_
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Goes Free-to-Play
8. Re: H1Z1 Goes Free-to-Play Mar 9, 2018, 01:53 Kxmode
 
Osc8r wrote on Mar 8, 2018, 16:25:
"You asked, we heard you"

Pretty sure nobody asked, and nobody cares.

Karma's a bitch.

Is it because people are playing PUBG and Fortnite?
 
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News Comments > Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage
32. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 9, 2018, 01:51 Kxmode
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 8, 2018, 20:54:
I do get your point, but what is the Net Difference, if something happens where your software is rendered useless unless fixed by someone not you?

Oculus stated the intent of the security cert here. "For security, we use a certificate to ensure that the software you receive actually comes from Oculus." The Rift software is a hardware calibration and driver provider plus a storefront. It is is bound to the hardware owned by an individual. Oculus says, "The Oculus software [finds] friends and [discovers] the best VR apps, games, and experiences." They provided a $15 credit for the inconvenience. So the secure certificate is apparently used to create security for various transactions like downloading drivers and purchases with credit cards and Paypal.

The software itself might be considered a form of DRM, but the SSL underneath it is merely a security layer.

P.S. Sorry. I know I'm beating a dead horse.
 
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News Comments > Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage
27. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 8, 2018, 14:14 Kxmode
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 8, 2018, 10:35:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 22:50:
SSL = security and encryption (secure websites, eCommerce)
DRM = control and overreach (Sony Rootkit, SecuROM, Battle.net app, Steam app, Uplay app, Origin app)

Don't put SSL and secure certificates in the same bucket with DRM. They are not the same.

In this case they are acting somewhat the same as in, you can't play X because something we have done to stop you. If SSL is only for what you say, they've overstepped its boundaries as this isn't a website nor ecommerce, they used it in a DRM'y way.

There are plenty of situations where expired SSL certificates block people from doing things. For example, on secure sites images, video, and other media will stop working and cannot be accessed. And e-commerce sites will no longer be able to run secure transactions (in a few cases, payment processors will out-right refuse to accept transactions from sites with expired certificates). In this situation, nobody would claim the website is using SSL as a form of DRM. There's only a break between server and client. This severing has prevented the software, and in the case of the Oculus, and hardware from working as expected. IOW put away the DRM tinfoil hats.

SSL !== DRM
DRM !== SSL

They are not the same thing.
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Goes Free-to-Play
4. Re: H1Z1 Goes Free-to-Play Mar 8, 2018, 13:57 Kxmode
 
But wait. THERE'S MORE!!!

A Cash Shop to waste your hard earned funds on! Featuring:
- Authorized Star Wars, Marvel, and The Little Mermaid skins!
- Soundtrack your battles with licensed music from JunkieXL, Peter Gabriel, and Mozart!
- Authorized LAPD vehicle skins!
- and MORE!

Smash
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 7, 2018, 23:18 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 20:11:
1badmf wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 19:42:
Lost in Space on netflix official trailer

looks promising imo

It can't be worse than The Orville or Star Trek: Discovery.


Have you watched either?
 
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News Comments > Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage
20. Re: Expired Cert Behind Rift Outage Mar 7, 2018, 22:50 Kxmode
 
Cyant wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 21:36:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 7, 2018, 21:07:
It's technically not DRM. A secure cert is a way to create a safe connection between server and client without a VPN. For all online services like Steam, WOW, Overwatch, Battle.net and so forth there's an SSL Secure Cert behind the scenes. The fact that you never hear about it might speak volumes about the Oculus folks for letting theirs expire.

And they use that to only allow running software comming from their server. Hence DRM...

I'll just go ahead and stop you right there.

SSL = security and encryption (secure websites, eCommerce)
DRM = control and overreach (Sony Rootkit, SecuROM, Battle.net app, Steam app, Uplay app, Origin app)

Don't put SSL and secure certificates in the same bucket with DRM. They are not the same.
 
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