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News Comments > Out of the Blue

19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2020, 16:20  jdreyer 
 
The bullets don't work as well here as they do for the regular sections (Safety Dance, Tech Bits, etc.) because each one of those is a single section. Here in OotB, there are multiple sections. The result is too much vertical spacing that means I have to scroll up and down while commenting on Blue's comments or a particular story that appears at the top. I preferred the old way. Everything fit on the screen without scrolling.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance

2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 26, 2020, 16:08  jdreyer 
 
Hey, China. Maybe you should have held your hackers off for a bit while COVID-19 ravaged the planet. Just a suggestion.

Now is the *best* time since lots of folks working remotely.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Killing It

34. Re: DOOM Eternal Killing It Mar 26, 2020, 16:04  jdreyer 
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 03:18:

It's this "Poe's Law" people like RedEye get excited about everytime Riah-etc posts something. I made the case earlier that that just doesn't work in online communities, because stupidity knows no bounds in this area.
Poe's Law doesn't "work" or "not work." It simply observes that in our current time, dialog has ramped up to such a point that it is not possible to discern a serious post from a satirical one. Thus Razumen's understandable confusion. The only reason I could tell is because I'm familiar with Riahderymnmaddog's posting history.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

40. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2020, 15:53  jdreyer 
 
Nullity wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 09:30:
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 09:13:
Wait, are you saying you believe the $1,200 checks will need to be directly repaid if you already got a refund or weren't going to get a refund? That wasn't my understanding, I thought it was more of a tax forgiveness than a tax refund on already taxes paid, effectively releasing funds already paid -- hence why the GOP wanted to reduce/exclude those who earned so little they didn't have to pay federal taxes. If I have to pay the $1,200 back (already got my 2019 refund) there's no reason for me to cash the check. Which makes the package even worse than I thought it was.
It looks like it's a tax credit for 2020 - so next year's taxes. In other words it's an advance on your 2020 tax refund based on your 2020 income.

I wish there was a way to op out of this and just continue like business as usual. It's basically just a shiny distraction in the hope that we don't notice the trillions of dollars they're handing out to corporations that don't need it.

Will no one think of the cruise lines?? What would the world be without them?
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization

1. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 26, 2020, 15:50  jdreyer 
 
Global smartphone sales fell 14% in February as coronvirus spread: Counterpoint.

Well, yeah, because everyone spent that cash on laptops, webcams, and routers.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Publishing Announced

28. Re: Epic Games Publishing Announced Mar 26, 2020, 15:46  jdreyer 
 
Primalchrome wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 14:44:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 14:08:
but has done little for developers considering its economic might, content to just rake the winnings of the status quo.
Sigh. Steam, whether you like them or not, has done a lot for both consumers and devs to make PCgaming both better and more accessible. Some of these things seem trivial or not something you or I use....but they do push sales/units in other demographics, thereby helping devs and publishers. :
- Workshop
- Centralized patching / Optional versioning / Beta programs
- Centralized dev updates
- Centralized forums
- Cloud Saves
- DLC linking
- Shopping cart / Wishlist / Gifting / Social aspects
- Big Picture mode
- Controller support/emulation
- Steam Controller / Steam Link
- SteamVR
- Linux clients
- Hell...even the SteamBox was good for devs as a political move

Blizzard and EA don't offer most of that stuff either. Where's your outrage about all of their games not being on Steam?
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Publishing Announced

26. Re: Epic Games Publishing Announced Mar 26, 2020, 15:35  jdreyer 
 
Pepe wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 13:34:
Slick wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 12:50:
Jerykk wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 12:43:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 11:31:
Betting it will include restrictions on which platform you can release

No doubt all of these games will be permanent EGS exclusives on PC but also available on consoles despite their tyrannical 30% store "tax."

I'm guessing Epic realized that timed exclusives aren't really working out because people just wait until they're on Steam.

And for half the price too re: Boarderlands 3

And concerning the tyrannical 30% store tax on consoles, that's why PC is great, because we aren't locked into any proprietary walled-garden nonsense. We have choice. Which makes the irony all the more hilarious that a lot of PC gamers now believe that more options = bad because they want everything from one store, smells a lot like the would-be consolization of PC. There are Xbox fanbois, Playstation fanbois, and Steam fanbois, and each is worse than the last.

Or maybe we want to choose which store, you know buy from the cheapest one, since the goods are digital there is no quality difference, but of the goods are only sold in one store they can price it however they want as there is no competition which is ofc better for us the customer right? right?

And yet Walmart sells exclusive Lego sets not available at Target. Where's your outrage about that?

Also, you realize that this turn of events makes these games first party exclusives, just like Blizzard Games, EA Games, etc. They're no longer third party exclusives, which everyone was complaining about before this announcement.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Publishing Announced

25. Re: Epic Games Publishing Announced Mar 26, 2020, 15:33  jdreyer 
 
Slick wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 12:50:
Jerykk wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 12:43:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 11:31:
Betting it will include restrictions on which platform you can release

No doubt all of these games will be permanent EGS exclusives on PC but also available on consoles despite their tyrannical 30% store "tax."

I'm guessing Epic realized that timed exclusives aren't really working out because people just wait until they're on Steam.

And for half the price too re: Boarderlands 3

And concerning the tyrannical 30% store tax on consoles, that's why PC is great, because we aren't locked into any proprietary walled-garden nonsense. We have choice. Which makes the irony all the more hilarious that a lot of PC gamers now believe that more options = bad because they want everything from one store, smells a lot like the would-be consolization of PC. There are Xbox fanbois, Playstation fanbois, and Steam fanbois, and each is worse than the last.

Oh, you, with your logic and such. Aren't you supposed to be toeing the Electronic Arts line?
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Publishing Announced

24. Re: Epic Games Publishing Announced Mar 26, 2020, 15:23  jdreyer 
 
mxmissile wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 11:18:
Developer First, Publisher Second, Customer Last. SMH

You still don't get it, do you? That's what capitalism does! THAT'S ALL IT DOES!!! You cannot stop it! It'll pull your heart out!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2020, 06:01  jdreyer 
 
Cool COVID19 Response Tracking site.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Eternal Killing It

8. Re: DOOM Eternal Killing It Mar 25, 2020, 21:36  jdreyer 
 
Razumen wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 21:33:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 19:24:
BULLSHIT! Physical copy's are down proving that DOOM is a failure. If there counting digital sales they are cheating and lying

Ok boomer.
Check the ol' satire detector there.
 
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News Comments > Mech Mechanic Simulator Announced

1. Re: Mech Mechanic Simulator Announced Mar 25, 2020, 20:29  jdreyer 
 
Can't wait for the sequel: "Kaiju Hatchery Simulator."  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

21. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 25, 2020, 17:39  jdreyer 
 
Dan =0) wrote on Mar 25, 2020, 14:06:
Hey everyone, I'm here, I'm alive and fortunately able to work from home. Have not been out since last Monday, not risking at all due to underlying health issues.

Helping folks in the local community online where I am, trying to keep folks (and myself) sane through occasional music, and really thinking we need to metaphorically de-rootkit, or otherwise format and reinstall from re-examined, peer-reviewed, tested source through a modern compiler. (Poor metaphor, but eh.)

Dan =0)
Woot!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

5. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 25, 2020, 16:16  jdreyer 
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 19:04:
Pornhub Premium is now free for everyone to encourage you to stay home.

Hell yeah!

Now rebranded to "Never-Leave-Your-Laptop-Hub"
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

4. Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 25, 2020, 16:12  jdreyer 
 
Digitalfiends wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 22:59:
A wank a day keeps the virus away?
Does Star Trek: Discovery excite you that much??
 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots

5. Re: Morning Screenshots Mar 25, 2020, 02:51  jdreyer 
 
Fantaz wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 20:00:
Makes me sad...
What coulda been.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Warzone Adds New Operator, and Weapons

7. Re: Call of Duty: Warzone Adds New Map, Operator, and Weapons Mar 24, 2020, 21:42  jdreyer 
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 20:41:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 19:04:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 18:13:
wtf_man wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 17:55:
Call-a-doodie, call-a-doodie, call-a-doodie, call-a-doodie, xbox go home.

Sorry... couldn't resist.

Does anyone actually play this shiz? I mean this IP seems way worn out.

Yeah I do. First BR I've enjoyed since PubG and Apex Legends.

So as for the single player campaign, it's pretty damn amazing and scary to experience what soldiers/civilians were/are experiencing in the middle east. This was their reboot (last one I played was Ghosts and didn't get very far cause it was horrible).

As for the Multiplayer, I can't speak to Rainbow Six, but the gameplay and shooting/game mechanics are very solid (and have been for years) and then throw that in a BR map with unique systems that really feel like old school Blizzard (take aspects from Apex Legends and polish it up super shiny and sexy).

And it's fucking free. Go enjoy it.

Which single player campaign? For CoD? Or Warzone?

Well if ya bought CoD, Warzone just automatically is updated to it so it's not a stand alone product, but was refering to the single player campaign for CoD.
Gotcha.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

32. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2020, 21:40  jdreyer 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 21:06:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 15:58:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 15:47:
5,000 students will be allowed to return to conservative Christian school. Jerry Falwell incorrectly said young people ‘don’t have conditions that put them at risk’
Praise the Lord and pass the stupidity.
Pretty sure I heard in an interview yesterday that 20% of ICU patients were 45 or younger.
14.4 percent of everyone in Lynchburg — about 12,000 people — is over the age of 65, if you want a sense of how many people Jerry Falwell Jr. is putting at risk. god works in hysterical ways

Let's not forget that ROK exploded because a church believed that if you had enough faith, you wouldn't get sick.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life: Alyx Review Roundup

19. Re: Half-Life: Alyx Review Roundup Mar 24, 2020, 19:20  jdreyer 
 
ventry wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 18:58:
Seems like a great game.
Too bad so few will be able to afford to splash out on hardware like this to be able play it.
Especially these days with so many being laid off.
The lines at Centerlink are staggering. (Centerlink is Australia's welfare provider)

You can get a WMR headset for three hundred or so. I own the Samsung Odyssey. Out of 100 games, only a couple looked funny, and one dev fixed his game to work after I emailed him. It's not cheap, but it's not $100. What with laptops, routers, and webcams flying off the shelves, it's obvious people have *some* money laying around.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 24, 2020, 19:09  jdreyer 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 24, 2020, 17:52:
I had a gaming customer burn up a video card, could not see the fins on the radiator for all the cat hair, nicotine and West Texas dust.

Lost my GTX8800 to dust after just two short years. Now all my cases have removable dust filters, which I routinely forget to test.
 
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