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Signed On Nov 26, 2003, 02:14
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News Comments > The Old Republic F2P This Fall
59. Re: The Old Republic F2P This Fall Jul 31, 2012, 23:47 wtf_man
 
Dirwulf wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 20:37:
To all the "I called it's"...

Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back...

*snap*

...aw, shit.
 
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News Comments > GNU Guru: Linux Steam "Unethical"
50. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Jul 31, 2012, 15:49 wtf_man
 
Creston wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 11:02:
Wait... what??? What kind of fucking hippie is this guy?

Creston

The extreme communist / socialist type. He always has been.

He's a freak... just ignore him. Most of the industry does, except for a few misguided GNU fanatics.

Open source and free apps available is one thing... this guy is WAY off the deep end when it comes to that stuff.
 
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News Comments > Uplay Patched
20. Re: Uplay Patched Jul 31, 2012, 09:26 wtf_man
 
Ceribaen wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 03:12:
If anything, UBI probably is suffering from what I call the 'Metallica' effect.

People are intentionally pirating their stuff BECAUSE of uplay and always on and the like.

I haven't bought an Ubi game since they started the Draconian DRM after they released the DRM-Free version of Prince of Persia.

I also haven't obtained a full version cracked game in many years.

I'm on the fence about Watch Dogs. I don't want to steal their game, yet at the same time I don't want to support their DRM. At best, I will buy the game at bargain bin prices if a crack is available... at worst... well... we'll see.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
12. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jul 30, 2012, 09:52 wtf_man
 
John: You can't create a casual IOS app without your buddy, Superfly!  
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
9. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jul 28, 2012, 17:39 wtf_man
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 16:20:
Between the Steam summer sale, GW2, PS2, etc. this has now gone on the backburner. Most likely a buy for the Steam Xmas sale.

Pretty much this, for me... except I'll probably wait for a GOTY-like DLC pack to come out. There's tons of game there without DLC. Then there's mods.

Besides GW2, I also plan to get Dishonored and Watch Dogs (Depending on the Ubi DRM)... so I have plenty to keep me going before I'd buy any Skyrim add ons.
 
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News Comments > Castle Story Kickstarter
10. Re: Castle Story Kickstarter Jul 28, 2012, 17:30 wtf_man
 
J wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 14:55:
Perhaps, unlike Minecraft, it'll feel finished?

After watching the "first demonstration" video, at least it doesn't look like total ass, as minecraft does.

And before someone balks about "gameplay over graphics" (which I mostly agree with), I do have a minimum standard for graphics. This game is far from photorealistic, but looks pleasant enough to play.. unlike minecraft.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
27. Re: Blizzard/Valve and Win8 Jul 28, 2012, 13:01 wtf_man
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 12:13:
Vista isn't horrible, lack of support of drivers and turning off UAC would have done wonders for it.

Actually, Vista is still horrible even after service packs. It has nothing to do with the UI, UAC, nor even drivers (which are in abundance now). The network stack was a big issue but that has been fixed with service packs. The one thing remaining is the bloat. You can run 7 on a netbook / nettop with 1 GB of RAM fairly smoothly... Vista, you can't. (Well, not without a ton of tweaking, turning off services and such). The point is, people want most of their resources dedicated to their applications, not their OS.

To an individual... that may not mean all that much, because they will most likely have a beefy enough machine to handle the hogging... for the enterprise... it means alot, because cheap business class computers need to be able to do the work without spending a ton of money on hardware. The extra RAM and CPU to do the same thing with 7, adds up when one is replacing several hundred machines a year. Moreso back when Vista came out than now, but you get the gist of it, I assume.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
23. Re: Blizzard/Valve and Win8 Jul 28, 2012, 11:38 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 00:14:
I dunno, Vista was horrible, and that didn't drive developers and customers to Linux.

No... it made people stick with XP. (which is partially the reason developers stuck with DX9...the other reason (to this day) is the Xbox 360)
And... some did flock to OSX (As I did for my non-gaming machine)

However, that was really coincidence, since I was fascinated with Leopard's features (at the time), and since Macs were intel based, I knew I could run my non-gaming windows apps on them. It really had nothing to do with Vista, since I just stuck with XP on my gaming rig until 7 was available. My point is, though... Mac sales went up quite a bit during the Vista era.

At work, we also skipped Vista and we are still deploying 7 as we rotate out old XP machines. It will be a couple of more years to get rid of XP since the machines are on a 5 year rotation (and most of these XP machines are downgraded from Vista purchases), and we're not allowed to just buy / upgrade the OS. That said, we have zero intentions of going to 8.

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News Comments > Op Ed
17. Re: Op Ed Jul 28, 2012, 11:11 wtf_man
 
PropheT wrote on Jul 27, 2012, 23:56:
Part of the point is that how do you know that without having played the game?

Besides what Jerykk said about reading the descriptions... the track record for pre-order items of just about any game has been that they have always been "garbage or fluff" items... and after you get them, you wonder why you even bothered in the first place.

While I can't say definitively that this is the case with Dishonored... I'm willing to bet it is.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Jul 27, 2012, 23:27 wtf_man
 
Jerykk wrote on Jul 27, 2012, 23:05:
I wouldn't call them game changers. They are slight stat boosts at most. It's not like you're getting new weapons, abilities or missions, as most other pre-order exclusives tend to do.

Make no mistake, I dislike pre-order and retailer exclusives as much as anyone else but these things are pretty minor compared to what most games give you.

Pretty much this, IMO.
It might affect the gameplay a little giving you an edge here or there... but I don't think any of that stuff adds very much to all you get from the base game. And if you feel it is drastically difficult without those Pre-order enhancements... use cheat codes.

/shrug

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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Jul 27, 2012, 21:09 wtf_man
 
Pretty much one of the dumbest rants RPS has put out.

I'll wait and see what gets released on Steam... at most I may wait for a sale, or GOTY edition.
I expect that I'll still be be busy with GW2 anyway.
 
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September
48. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September Jul 27, 2012, 10:20 wtf_man
 
...will be available as a direct download from Beamdog, with no client install necessary.

So what is the problem? Sounds like a GOG-type download to me.
Doesn't even sound anything like Origin.
Where's the added DRM?
Or is there some sort of activation after download?

To clarify: Signing up for another store doesn't bother me as long as there is no phone-home client involved, and they take paypal so I don't have to hand out my CC# to yet another site. If some sort of steam or origin client is involved... then forget it. I'll stick with Steam only.

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News Comments > etc., etc.
5. Re: etc., etc. Jul 26, 2012, 21:18 wtf_man
 
If this is for Bioshock Infinite... aren't they a bit fuckin' late trying to hire a designer?  
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News Comments > Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September
6. Re: Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition in September Jul 26, 2012, 20:52 wtf_man
 
I'd really like to see the iPad version in action on Youtube or something... if the controls suck, then I'll probably only get the PC version.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 26, 2012, 09:47 wtf_man
 
Still on Snow Leopard and have no intention of upgrading, ever.

Mainly because my iMac is feeling it's age and has thermal issues (have to have the front cover off)... and I will be replacing it with a new Mac Mini.

So, basically, my next OSX "upgrade" will come with my next new Mac.

As for features... I haven't seen anything in Lion and Mountain Lion that I would want. At least the IOS app crap isn't default, like Winblows 8 Metro. And I definetly don't want my shit in the cloud... so there better be a way to avoid signing up for iCloud, as there was for my iPad 3.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell
131. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 26, 2012, 09:28 wtf_man
 
Kajetan wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 06:27:
W8 is NOT intended as a business OS. Its a quickshot aimed at the tablet market where MS hopes to secure a considerable share by forcing consumers to use Metro.

I guess W9 will have a fully optional UI. Maybe the first service pack for W8 will do that. To save W8 when MS still has the chance to turn things around.

I highly doubt that. They want everyone to go through their store or their cloud apps, including the enterprise. If anything, MAYBE the only OS that will give you a default desktop is Windows X Enterprise, which you will need both a volume license key AND software assurance... which also means you will be paying for an OS twice, since Dell and others can't ship without an OS (other than a few specific models that have Ubuntu).

The other thing that may be being forced, since MS makes even more money... is forcing to virtualize apps with App-V, Citrixt Xenapp, or VMWare ThinApp.... or whole desktops with Citrix Xenapp (Product can to both), Hyper-V, or Vmware vSphere. Either way... MS collects on a Terminal Services license or Software Assurance license for App-V. The beauty of this scenerio though is you don't need to buy a windows PC... you can just buy a linux based thin client like a $300 WYSE terminal or something similar.

Either way... the enterprise is looking at a major cost increase to keep desktops... so, windows 7 will probably be it, until end of life, for most places. (Unless MS miraculously changes it's mind)
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - "Windows 8 is a Catastrophe" - Gabe Newell
78. Re: Quoteworthy - Jul 25, 2012, 20:36 wtf_man
 
One of the few times that I actually agree with Valve's mouthpiece Hamburglar.

Now, they need to STFU and produce HL ep3 or HL3.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Jul 25, 2012, 10:36 wtf_man
 
It doesn't affect me since I only have one dock and I'm sure there will be an adapter.

That said... the idea that apple is never ever allowed to change their jack design is asinine.
We'd still be on a fuckin' serial port for a mouse and huge 5-Pin Keyboard jack on desktop systems, with that kind of thinking. (XT->486 era tech)

Apple aims for thinner / smaller all the time. A smaller jack potentially means more real estate for a battery, or whatever that small extra bit of real estate can be used for. It may not seem like much, for just a connector jack, but in engineering, every little bit counts... and that is probably not the only thing getting shrunk in the guts of the phone.

I wish it was the standard USB mini jack that you find on cameras... but there's no doubt it will be proprietary.
 
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News Comments > Skyrim Beta Patch
20. Re: Skyrim Beta Patch Jul 24, 2012, 10:27 wtf_man
 
Verno wrote on Jul 24, 2012, 09:58:
Dawnguard is supposed to be pretty bad so I think the exclusivity just saved PC gamers money, worked out well

I'm fairly sure that I'm not getting it... at least not at full price.

But that has more to do with having Steam Summer Sale games to play and Guild Wars 2, than hearing that "it's not all that great".
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 24, 2012, 09:36 wtf_man
 
Yay. Windows 8 can draw "ugly ass tiles with text", potentially faster than Windows 7 could if it was laced with that Metro abomination.  
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