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Signed On November 26, 2003
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News Comments > Epic's Online Store To Undercut Steam Royalties

34. Re: Epic's Online Store To Undercut Steam Royalties Dec 4, 2018, 19:47  wtf_man 
 
I pretty much TRY to do everything through GOG.

I had Steam first, so I still ocassionaly get a game from them that I can't get on GOG.

That said... I wouldn't sign up for another DRM store... ever.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Xen in Q2 2019

17. Re: Black Mesa Xen in Q2 2019 Nov 19, 2018, 13:12  wtf_man 
 
chickenboo wrote on Nov 19, 2018, 12:37:
I don't regret this Early Access purchase, even though it goes against my personal views of not to buy until it's done. I'm also eagerly awaiting Xen, as I personally enjoyed those levels of the original game. This trailer makes it look great and I fully intend on playing through Xen on the big screen TV, Steam Controller in hand, all lights off.

Well... the reason I'm waiting is twofold... 1. It takes them a really long time to get anything done (not a criticism... just a fact), and 2. I don't want to spoil the experience of the complete product when it's done.
 
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News Comments > Black Mesa Xen in Q2 2019

9. Re: Black Mesa Xen in Q2 2019 Nov 19, 2018, 11:45  wtf_man 
 
I guess I'm one of the few that actually liked Xen.

I will gladly purchase Black Mesa when it is complete.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $200M

42. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 18, 2018, 15:25  wtf_man 
 
IgWannA wrote on Nov 17, 2018, 13:08:
At what point can we all get refunds for non delivery? I paid my $35 back in 2014 and the completion date keeps getting pushed back indefinitely. If they still haven't released a working game by 2024 can we all get refunds? How long can they go on like this, making more ships and not finishing the game?

You pretty much can't get a refund from crowdfunding. You are making an investment (Not pre-purchasing the product)... if the company goes belly up trying to make the product... you lost your investment. Period.

About the only way refunds have been issued are either outright scams (zero to no effort in making said product), or creating something completely different than was initially pitched.

CIG definitely has more than enough evidence of trying to create the game... so you can't get them on that.

I think there was a period of time that you could get a refund because they changed what they initially pitched... but that deadline expired a long time ago.

So, as everyone else has said... no you can't get a refund. You need to understand the difference between investing in a game vs. pre-purchasing one.
 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski: "I am NEVER making another game"

19. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 11:52  wtf_man 
 
Other than a couple of the unreal games... never played / purchased his stuff. Pretty much zero interest.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 8, 2018, 15:38  wtf_man 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 15:09:
https://linuxmint.com/

Amen.
 
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News Comments > Blood Revival Tease?

15. Re: Blood Revival Tease? Oct 30, 2018, 17:15  wtf_man 
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2018, 17:01:
Upon further inspection, these are loafers this company does direct ports to modern systems, not updates or remakes or new sequels. My earlier rant wasn't applicable and I should have looked into it first.

They do both direct ports and remakes... well they are working on ONE remake after already doing a direct port... and that is System Shock.
 
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News Comments > Blood Revival Tease?

10. Re: Blood Revival Tease? Oct 30, 2018, 14:04  wtf_man 
 
How about finishing the fucking System Shock REMAKE (not the enhanced edition) that had to be started over, first?

System Shock Remake kickstarter
 
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar Goes Free-to-Play

1. Re: Shroud of the Avatar Goes Free-to-Play Oct 30, 2018, 10:46  wtf_man 
 
It Launched? I thought it was still in beta. Goes to show how much I was paying attention to it after a $20 original backing and playing 1 crappy beta build very shortly. LOL  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

2. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 19, 2018, 14:20  wtf_man 
 
What a coinkydink... I just installed Vivaldi yesterday to see how it matured, and I like it. Running with uBlock Origin and uBlock Origin Extra.

It's a good "Google Free" Chrome Option (once you turn off prediction services etc.). Also, unlike Chromium (on Windows), Vivaldi will at least let you know there's an update out there and install from that pop-up.

Tried Brave too.... too limited in extensions and not enough granular control for blocking / whitelisting... so not mature enough yet.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Call of Cthulhu

5. Re: Gone Gold - Call of Cthulhu Oct 18, 2018, 11:34  wtf_man 
 
GOG version?

I'm really trying not to buy games from Steam anymore, mainly because I'd rather support GOG with my business.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA 20XX Reviews

15. Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 16, 2018, 12:47  wtf_man 
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 12:01:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 16, 2018, 11:49:
Definitely not worth the $200+ over the 1070 MSRP.

Of course I just bought my 1070 for $230 used, which makes it an awesome bang for buck.

Why compare it to the 1070? Pricewise it's a replacement for the 1080, not the 1070.

I agree, it has awful bang for the buck, but so did the 1080 and some here still bought it.

Because I'm comparing directly to the performance boost over last gen... the extra 200+ for what you get isn't worth it, IMO. If it was like a 2x boost... then yeah... but it's not. We're used to getting a decent boost each gen (within the same-ish model as the last gen) with a similar price point for the next gen. Especially since the last gen is 2 years old. Is the RTX 2070 a decent performance boost? Yes. Is it worth a $200+ premium over the last gen? Hell No. The techspot averages a 27% increase in performance compared to the 1070, but the MSRP price is 57% increase ($380 -> $599). Even $380 to $499 is a 31% increase in price. So the price is way out of wack.

What one is really paying for is early access / future proofing of ray tracing, which never pays off. By the time there will be enough ray tracing games to support, the tech will be in 2nd or 3rd gen from the current RTX 20xx.

Nvidia is smoking some good shit with this pricing.

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News Comments > NVIDIA 20XX Reviews

8. Re: NVIDIA 20XX Reviews Oct 16, 2018, 11:49  wtf_man 
 
Definitely not worth the $200+ over the 1070 MSRP.

Of course I just bought my 1070 for $230 used, which makes it an awesome bang for buck.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 15, 2018, 16:10  wtf_man 
 
I actually would have posted a Mint link... but it's all good.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance

2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Oct 14, 2018, 18:53  wtf_man 
 
Well... unlike the xbone I don't have to be logged in to do anything... matter of fact the only time I login to Sony is to buy and download a single player game... otherwise I am always signed out. Prime is it's own account and so is Hulu.

That said.. I already set all the privacy stuff to maximum a long time ago when I first set it up.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Patches

4. Re: Saturday Patches Oct 13, 2018, 20:05  wtf_man 
 
Slashman wrote on Oct 13, 2018, 18:53:
The question is why bother. It looks like barf...

For nostalgia, I wouldn't mind playing a version that works on a modern OS and with modern resolutions, even with the legacy sprite world.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 CitizenCon Trailer

11. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer Oct 11, 2018, 11:51  wtf_man 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2018, 11:42:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 11, 2018, 11:12:
Well, if the game is half as good as that trailer makes it... I'll be satisfied for my $25 original backing.
Really? I mean it was a quality trailer, they did a good job. But looking at the trailer and hoping the game would be anywhere close to what you see is like watching one of the WoW trailers and thinking WoW would be like that. It just isn't so.

I wasn't referring to any "wow factor". I was referring to a modern day Wing Commander... which the trailer makes it look on target.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Squadron 42 CitizenCon Trailer

5. Re: Star Citizen Squadron 42 - CitizenCon Trailer Oct 11, 2018, 11:12  wtf_man 
 
Well, if the game is half as good as that trailer makes it... I'll be satisfied for my $25 original backing.

Have no intention of playing the MMO though. I was only looking for a modern Wing Commander game when I backed this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 26, 2018, 19:02  wtf_man 
 
$500 for a 2070? Nah.

Just bought a used GTX 1070 for $230. 5 month old card from a cryptominer. Not a bad bump from my GTX 680, and the price was right. As I said before... I only game at 1080p and have no desire to buy a new monitor.

/shrug

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2018, 13:41  wtf_man 
 
GinRummy wrote on Sep 25, 2018, 12:07:
I'm waiting for a modern remake of Citizen Kane, where you find out at the end that Rosebud was an ipod nano.

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