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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: America’s Most Hated Companies. Jan 12, 2017, 18:58 4D-Boxing
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 18:20:
MajorD wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 15:14:
It's funny, because probably a lot of the people that bitch about Windows 10 privacy settings, are the same ones that post their life on FB. Put things into perspective here.

Apples and oranges, brah. You don't have to use FB but the vast majority of people have to use Windows...if they want to use a computer. And most of them don't know, and what's more, don't care. The people who do make the effort. I log into FB now and then to see what my peeps are up to. I have everything turned off, ublocked, and ghostery-ed. What info FB has on me is extremely limited at best. Hell, I don't even use my real name for the account. So, again, if you care you can take steps to mitigate that sort of invasivness and still use the service minimally.

Not trying to troll but, you most have to use Windows not Windows 10. I tried 10 with Spybot Anti-Beacon and O&O ShutUp 10 and went back to Windows 7 (mostly because of hardware issues). I'm of the inion that there are enough OSs out there for any home user to opt out of using Win10. With regards to FB, I had it for a month after being bugged by co-workers, I left it blank and they got the message lol. Yes, I'm anti-social but, I do have a solid group of friends and some i've known for 30 years now.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 27, 2016, 01:59 4D-Boxing
Thanks for the links. Tried everything that was posted between launch and the end of October. I'll check the links for new work arounds / solutions. Who knows, i may even be able to use sli in dx11 and max the eye candy.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 26, 2016, 08:55 4D-Boxing
Creston wrote on Dec 26, 2016, 01:19:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 13:23:
Well Deus Ex is back up, after a sluggish looking release. Still no Dishonored 2, which it seems conflicting. I've seen good reviews and complaints. Personally finding out there is no real story anymore (if what I've read is true) seems a huge disappointment. I still keep trying to avoid spoilers for both games but not sure how much longer that's possible. Also first choice would be to wait till they remove the new drm, but we'll see.

I'm not really sure why people keep complaining that there is no story any more, as it's basically exactly the same story from the first one.

That said, despite the fact that Dishonored 2 is as good as or better than Dishonored in every single area of the game, I'm not enjoying it as much. I've actually had to force myself to play it again over the past three days just so that I could finish it.

(I think for me the big issue is that the levels are just too big and you have no mini map. It took me like four hours to figure out the layout of the Dust level, and it just got really, really frustrating.)

And then, of course, the fact that six weeks after release, Harvey Smith & Co still can't be bothered to fix the retarded "the game takes three minutes to load to menu at random boot ups" and pretty terrible performance in open levels doesn't help it one bit. But hey, at least they had time to put in a New Game +, so now you can have ALL the powers to help with a game that is absolutely no challenge whatsoever...


Deus Ex is a much better game than Dishonored 2. If you're on the fence about both, get Deus Ex.

Good to know but, Dishonored 2 actually works though. Deus crashes after the tutorial level. Made it to the door of the apartment once. The game seems awesome but, this is my first game in 20 plus years that simply never worked.
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
21. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 17, 2016, 08:56 4D-Boxing
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 17, 2016, 04:50:
Russia's motivation is clear here. They are doing what any other country with superpower ambitions would be doing. However I

don't get the CIA or FBI here. Why would you make this kind of information public? Ok so they don't like Trump, and want someone else for the job. Is this how you go about it? By publicly undermining your own elected officials and election process? I guess I shouldn't be surprised, the CIA did after all provide the necessary "evidence" so Bush could go into Iraq, and now they wan't another cold war even if it makes their own "side" look like complete chumps.

First I'm not American, have never lived in the US and do not work for an entity with links to the USA. From an outsiders perspective, what the FBI/CIA are doing is a must. Russia is the second workd super power in term of nukes and they are in expansion mode. During the primaries and election there was a lot of talk of fear. Fear of migrants, fear of terror etc. After spending all that time talking about how afraid some are, the party that pushed that narrative won the election "fair and square". The people voted not Russia. The big problem is that Russia and all the brainwashed crazies who want to attack the west are licking their chops since like all criminals/predators they target the weak. America isn't weak but, the way fear won over gives that impression to those crazies. If the CIA/FBI don't do this, you're in for long term hardship.

I don't have any idea what the FBI/CIA know but, most outside of North America know how Russia works and what the FBI/CIA claims fits Putin's m.o. Don't underestimate US intelligence, it's not just these two orgs, it's a networks of orgs, people and COUNTRIES. Remember the big Sony hack after the movie depicting crazy guy in North Korea... UK,Germany and Israel... think they'll let the biggest danger to their sovereignty aka Putin win. This is only the beginning in my opinion. Once you start seeing leaks about the "apartment bombings" that happened in Russia years back you'll know that the cold war is back in full effect!

Anyways this is Russia, them and their few friends vs the world minus the US, the world wins easily. Focus on keeping your country the US stable-ish and you'll be fine in the long run. The world forgot about the Tiananmen square massacre once they smelled Chinese money, same will happen given enough time and world leaders smell US money. No matter what side you're on, all this infighting embolden those who want to do harm, always keep that in mind.(kids are smart enough to do it with parents, so the crazies sure do)

My take as an outsider.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 9, 2016, 17:14 4D-Boxing
Kirk Johnson wrote on Dec 9, 2016, 15:13:
Cutter wrote on Dec 9, 2016, 11:10:
They considered whether they could legally force a suspect's finger or thumb on to the device's fingerprint reader to unlock it, but found they had no such power.

However, they concluded they could stage their own lawful "street robbery" - using a similar snatch technique to a thief - and in June a team set out to do precisely that.

How in the fucking fuck is that legal? Really so cops in Britain can just walk up to you and take anything they like whenever they feel like it? Britain, wtf?! Every day I see this insane news about Britian it just looks more and more Orwellian. Glad my ancestors left in that case.

And yet again another major corporation caught in commission of a crime and no one goes to jail, much less even get fired.

uh simple. assuming police have a search warrant to seize a phone, nothing is stopping them from taking it from you at any time during the period authorized by the search warrant, including while you're using it.


Keyword here is "assuming".

HoSpanky wrote on Dec 9, 2016, 16:26:
Kirk has it on the nose. Grabbing phones while unlocked is the only way they can retrieve data. "The usual" techniques are useless, as paper trails don't exist. So either we say "well, let's just let illegal industries continue what they're doing because we can't get into their records anymore", or the police need to get more creative.

Also, police sometimes HAVE to operate in sketchy ways; they're chasing sketchy people...

If you can't beat then join them. Here we are today in 2016 lol. With the facts about Chicago, NY, New Orleans, L.A. and hundreds more Police Departments the lines got blurry over the years and it's hard to tell the crominals from the cops. Same in Canada and every other country. That's one thing first and third world states have in common. Like we learned with Snowden's leaks, who watches the one lol. At least cell phone shaming (footage of corruption) got people thinking but, like with racism issues we'll need another 300+ years to get it right. In the mean time this old man sits back with his popcorn, seen it all during the late 70s, 80s and early 90s. Nothing new going on just a global affirmation that mankind is in it's infancy. Technological advances are not the same as evolution.

That's my freaky friday nonsense for this month lol. Don't worry I stopped caring, worrying, stressing once i hit the big 40...
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News Comments > Win10 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Refund Over Player Counts?
28. Re: Win10 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Refund Over Player Counts? Nov 9, 2016, 07:05 4D-Boxing
Theo wrote on Nov 9, 2016, 04:34:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 15:14:
Theo wrote on Nov 8, 2016, 12:18:
In this case its not microsofts fault the UWP platform supports playing with other PC's (and xbox's for that matter); activision chose not to include it. Microsoft also offered up the refunds with no stress straight up with no fuss and next to no internet prompting.

but its cooler to troll MS right? who needs the truth?
Microsoft should refuse to allow the game on the platform without PC support or at the very least warn people on the store page. Imagine buying a pair of scissors only to find out they don't cut 99% of paper. As it stands it's not acceptable to simply offer a refund after the fact.

I love how no-one in this topic is giving activation any grief. tools are available for free to make this work - they just couldn't be arsed.

Market place curation isn't what it used to be i grant you that, just look at all the broken games on steam and origin; hell look at all the stuff you can buy from amazon that isn't fit for purpose.

Activision simply didnt want to invest the time in making it work properly; but its cool, lets blame microsoft.

Well said!
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Released
23. Re: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Released Nov 5, 2016, 09:03 4D-Boxing
SpectralMeat wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 07:53:
loomy wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 02:26:
if you've never played COD4, you'd be getting 2 great games for the price of 1.
More like you're getting 2 games for the price of 2. Modern Warfare is only included with the super duper editions of CoD.

Do they allow modding for Modern Warfare Remastered like there were mods for the original?

Thought it was free of you had the original? Does it use matchmaking like Infinite Warefare? If so no one on PC should touch this. Reviews talk about a fragmented player base (Steam vs Windows store) and insane wait times to find games.

Anyways, my views on matchmaking are well known lol
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
22. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 3, 2016, 13:15 4D-Boxing
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Oct 2, 2016, 13:47:
Betanews has about as much credibility on anything Microsoft as Kotaku or Polygon does on anything gaming.

But hey, one of the most popular things here is misinformed anti-Windows 10 circle jerks so have fun. Not that MS didn't do a lot of garbage things (the amount the upgrade was forced was ridiculous and anti-consumer) but Windows 10 is also an excellent OS and the claims about it spying on you are both hilarious in their level of tin-foil hattiness and also immensely hypocritical given that every smartphone and social network do far worse and get a pass from everyone.

So if I don't use social media and have a basic Nokia 520 for calls and the odd text message am I allowed to complain about win 10? Just playin, on a serious note, I have 2 980 ti and dx12 and multi gpu setups go hand in hand lol. Waiting for to see if dx12 will ever be good for my setup. In terms of privacy, there are tools that improve things greatly. Anyways, as a former privacy professional, i've read the hype, found the tools and fixed what i needed to fix.

Will probably stick to 10 on my main beast even if dx12 turns out to be a dud unless i get a cheap copy of 8.1 pro (like the fps gain 8.1 has over 7 which is the same as what 10 offers.)

If it's not the OS, its freeware applications or browser extensions that harvest info. Not much has changed, only the who is changing.
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News Comments > Revive Battlefield 2142
4. Re: Revive Battlefield 2142 Sep 26, 2016, 13:00 4D-Boxing
Wash Washburne wrote on Sep 26, 2016, 11:27:
I bet it will come in the near future, too many ppl are asking for it. However they mentioned something today about resurrecting Bad Company, which I much rather see then BF:2142. Maybe they will set BC3 in the future to pave the road for BF:2142...maybe, maybe,

I pretty much agree but, i'd take 2143 over bc3. I wouldn't bet on demand affecting the decision making process. Server browsers, FOV Sliders, LAN support, downloadable sever client, mod tools are demands PC gamers have had since PC gaming started going backwards in terms of basic functionalists and its still hard to get most of them.

BFBC2 had interesting destruction that added to strategy but, BF4 had levolution!? I wouldn't even bet on bc3 paving the way but, you never know. Maybe its back to giving clients what they want instead of imposing a specific vision and claiming it's innovation and a shift in paradigm.

Again, just my opinion.
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News Comments > DOOM Update Plans
18. Re: DOOM Update Plans Sep 10, 2016, 09:19 4D-Boxing
Muscular Beaver wrote on Sep 10, 2016, 05:23:
Very forgettable game.
Felt like a stereotypical console game with its crappy controls and mechanics. Even the singleplayer was not that great, because of the typical console stuff. Doing the same things over and over again, pinata-mobs, non-interactive surroundings, forced upgrades that shouldnt be there at all in that way, since it felt like you only got what other games give you from the start, and that god damn hand-holding to find your way through the levels, AKA green beacons that show you where you need to go. Oh yeah, and not being able to switch task... really... I know its a Bethesda game that always have issues with that, but seriously, this is 2016...

Yeah, they tried to say they where going old school remake to justify certain decisions but, like you're saying it's 2016. Didn't play on the lowest difficult level and I still finished the game easily despite forgetting that I had a BFG. Was using the chainsaw cause I kept running out of ammo close to the end. Remembered the BFG at the end of the last level when trying to eliminate the last two big green dudes with a pistol. Also realized that grenades regenerated and that one type even transferred health to you from the enemies. Anyways, my mistakes kept it interesting.

The speed and volume of enemies reminded me of real deathmatch so I really enjoyed it despite the obvious issues that you've pointed out.

Only bought the base game and don't plan on trying MP without a server browser. My patience for cr@ppy online experiences hit it limit. If the can't include basics that were in UT99 or Quake3 don't bother adding multiplayer. Must be a reason Overwatch is now talking high bandwidth etc. which confirms that I did right to skip it due to lack of basic modern features from the 90s.

Yeah, Im old and annoyed that I have to play the old modern warfare for Deathmatch and BF4 for a semi-decent team experience.
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News Comments > DOOM Update Plans
17. Re: DOOM Update Plans Sep 10, 2016, 08:50 4D-Boxing
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 10, 2016, 03:52:
Dedicated Servers with Ping counters (for fucks sake) or GTFO!

Glad I'm not the only one!
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Patch Adds DX12
14. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Patch Adds DX12 Sep 8, 2016, 13:24 4D-Boxing
Comet wrote on Sep 8, 2016, 12:13:
I don't get it. No SLI support yet?

I don't know if there are more users that will take advantage of DX 12 or not. I imagine so. But adding SLI support is not rocket science and there are even programs that allow you to add non official SLI support to a game.

Couldn't they waste a bit of dev time to add support for it?

Come on. Having SLI and not being able to take advantage of it sucks.

100% correct. If devs don't want to support SLI then why the level of detail that requires SLI to play @1440p max image quality. Got s second 980 ti to play The Witcher 3 maxed out and it was well worth it. If dx12 kills SLI then like the universal windows app whatever, it's a step towards ending PC gaming and forcing a switch to xbox. Even Vulkan (Doom 2016) didn't support multi gpu, I played @ 115 fps (average) highest settings. Imagine how good that game could've looked if they supported multi gpu setups. Oh well, end of an era for old guys and PC gamers. Matchmaking and sigle gpu for all.
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Open Beta Ends Thursday
20. Re: Battlefield 1 Open Beta Ends Thursday Sep 6, 2016, 18:17 4D-Boxing
Gib007 wrote on Sep 6, 2016, 15:30:
I haven't pre-ordered Battlefield 1 yet, which for me is very, very odd. I think it's a combination of not being excited for it (as I was for Battlefield 3 and 4) and an over-appreciation for modern-day/futuristic hardware that is missing. Mind you, age might play a role in my level of excitation. I turned 30 last month!

I might still buy it and if I do, I will suck it up and buy Premium as well. I just need some motivation to push me.

I hear ya! Feel the same way and why I brought up Quake, Space Hulk and UT. Not much coming down the pipe in terms of online competitive FPS so BF1 might be the only online fps with a server browser worth buying this year on my end.
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Open Beta Ends Thursday
11. Re: Battlefield 1 Open Beta Ends Thursday Sep 6, 2016, 12:59 4D-Boxing
TangledThorns wrote on Sep 6, 2016, 10:35:
Bah, I have had no time to play this

Played a few BF4 games last night and realized that I have access to the beta. Didn't experience the weird laggy gameplay that i've seen in every version since BF2. Game didn't freeze when running into an enemy (face to face) etc.

Final version may be a diff story. Quake, Space Hulk: DW and maybe UT but keeping an eye on this since it may actually play well online.
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News Comments > CD Projekt Worth $1B
13. Re: CD Projekt Worth $1B Aug 29, 2016, 22:27 4D-Boxing
Sepharo wrote on Aug 29, 2016, 22:07:
4D-Boxing wrote on Aug 29, 2016, 21:50:
Yes, i keep ranting about this but, matchmaking is not better than old school approach server browser, downloadable client etc. Admins took care of cheaters and griefers as we used to call them.

We really need both. Community servers that are managed as the community and their owner sees fit and developer run servers that fit their paradigm. But that being said, matchmaking and community servers are not really opposites of each other. I don't think Overwatch would benefit from a server browser or community servers. It's not a drop-in drop-out kind of game. You need 6 players on each team from start to end and ideally they should be around the same skill level... matchmaking is absolutely required for that. If you want to be in charge of getting the scrim going through outside sites and chat programs, that's available through custom game... but that custom game is still hosted on Blizzard infrastructure afaik.

Valve still supports community owned and operated private servers found via a server browser for CS:GO, TF2, Garry's Mod, CS:S, CS, DoD:S, and basically any other valve engine multiplayer game or mod. With CS:GO (and I think TF2 now) they do this while still offering matchmaking and Valve owned servers.

Well said man!
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News Comments > CD Projekt Worth $1B
9. Re: CD Projekt Worth $1B Aug 29, 2016, 21:50 4D-Boxing
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 29, 2016, 20:24:
NetHead wrote on Aug 29, 2016, 20:01:
Typical, inevitable, sarcastic comment about how piracy kills the industry, particularly in regard to PC, and how a high profile game let alone distributor without DRM will fail miserably etc..

Compared to Skyrim it did in fact "fail" pretty miserably. Who knows how many more copies it would have sold with just a little copy protection? Why did the arguably better game not sell more copies than the worse game in the same genre from five years ago?

Just because they made fucktons of money does not necessarily mean by default that it is a smart move to serve the game to the filthy thieves on a golden platter.

I don't have tangible facts or figures to challenge your point of view so I wont. My only issue is single player titles that require an internet connection to play. Like you said, they made "fucktons of money" and despite giving PC gaming the "love" it deserves. Lets hope that will lead to more devs actually making solid PC versions of games and not poorly optimized ports with less multiplayer support than games from 1999! For example, I never had frustrating laggy online experiences with old school so called hacker friendly user operated servers. Well except if someone had a ping over say 150.

Yes, i keep ranting about this but, matchmaking is not better than old school approach server browser, downloadable client etc. Admins took care of cheaters and griefers as we used to call them.

Anyways, Good job CD Projekt! Didn't the President of Poland give a copy of W2 to the US president? Not important but, that type of support reminds of the Iceland soccer team or better yet the support Quebec gave to the gaming industry in Montreal.
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
13. Re: Saturday Metaverse Aug 28, 2016, 09:25 4D-Boxing
wtf_man wrote on Aug 27, 2016, 19:42:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 27, 2016, 17:25:
Yeah, had to understand. Benefits of cord cutting:
- Cheaper
- No commercials
- On-demand
- Binge watching

I cut the cord more than a decade ago, never looked back. Never happier.


Unfortunately the content libraries are slowly getting worse, as the streaming services rely more on their own content, and less on keeping their libraries full.

I'm on the edge of dropping Netflix because of this.
I'll keep Amazon Prime though... mainly because the streaming is a bonus to all the shit I get shipped for free, even though their "prime" library ain't all that great either.

I understand that the content providers are jacking the prices in favor of Cable / Satellite TV, but eventually I will just go full circle and put up an HD antenna and say "fuck all of the services". At least with an antenna, there is an actual reason to have commercials.

Well said. Imagine those outside the US! No Hulu and shrinking Netflix libraries which where already way smaller than the American version. Basic cable plus Netflix for a month now, already thinking of getting rid of Netflix.
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
41. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 15:59 4D-Boxing
Jerykk wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:25:
I love how people are saying this game is unoptimized because they can't run it at max settings at 60 FPS. Max settings are not standardized between games. Just because you can run one game at max settings doesn't mean you can run another game at max settings. Also, just because you have a high-end GPU doesn't mean you will always be able to run games at max settings (see aforementioned lack of standardized max settings).

Honestly, reactions like this are likely to cause developers to simply remove their highest settings and rename their lower settings. If "High" was the highest setting available in DX:MD, nobody would be complaining.

You're right but, I thought people had questions because of the odd sli benchmark results and maybe the lack of a huge perceivable difference between high ans ultra. 1080s sli won't average 60fps @1440p Ultra.

My understanding is that ultra textures aren't much superior to high and, shadows, reflections, volumetric lighting are the source of the huge performance drop. If so, that explains the freakouts... since it may be shadows, reflections and lighting on objects we don't see.. box behind the box and the little bush behind it...

Not an expert just a benchmark addict trying to make sense of benchmark results.
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details
26. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details Aug 23, 2016, 07:56 4D-Boxing
I'll get the base game and move on to something else. Will move on to something else when thats done.

Finished Doom (base game) last night. Didn't realize I was at the last level before the final boss and remembered the BFG lol. Hurt me plenty difficulty was fun without the BFG and used the Pistol to finish of a few boards when out of ammo (yeah also forgot that nades regenerate lol)

Bottom line, to much competition for my hard earned $. They need to sweeten the deal big time for me to consider seasons packs or whatever else. Smart financial move on their end but, gamers young and old are smarter than they realize. They'll pay but, will go elsewhere when they see convenient $ grabs.
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News Comments > TOXIKK & Free Trial Next Month
6. Re: TOXIKK & Free Trial Next Month Aug 21, 2016, 11:04 4D-Boxing
Slick wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 11:36:
bout time. I've been in early access for 2.5 out of the last 2.5 years ^_^

Same here.
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