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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 16, 2017, 12:23 Dev
 
That would be great! Unfortunately since I'm sure it still costs a couple cents, the cheap knock off batteries that most need it (not counting the stupid space cramming rushed design of the note that got banned), probably won't get it.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 15, 2017, 16:24 Dev
 
Don't forget XCOM2 for lowest sale it's ever been, $12.
It's the bonus for subscribing to humble monthly. Subscribe and then set a reminder to cancel in second week of Feb.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Plans
50. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Plans Jan 15, 2017, 09:18 Dev
 
MajorD wrote on Jan 13, 2017, 19:18:
Okay, got my interest. I'm cautiously optimistic, but I am looking forward to more information.

Optimistic?!
After the last dozen times they've promised yearly to rededicate themselves? And almost every time screw things up worse and don't improve anything?
After the most recent FORCED update in win 10 where they KNEW the update caused problems in multi monitor gaming, yet went ahead and released it anyway?

Where after they killed the crappy GFWL, they brought into being a new store where games in that store have to be technically inferior per MS restrictions to be in that store?
List of restrictions that MS's universal apps (games) have to comply with to be sold on their store:
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No SLI or CrossFire
Forced VSYNC on
Forced Borderless Fullscreen Mode (no exclusive, which means performance issues)
Modding forbidden
No .exe files so you can't run a shortcut within steam and can't use steam controller
Overlays don't work, so can't use FRAPS, etc. Better hope you don't want to twitch stream.
Mouse macros disabled
Win 10 only forced
Devs can't communicate with users on the platform, so many are communicating about windows store on... STEAM discussion boards!
Games like CoD can only play with other players who use the same crappy win store version, they can't play with the majority PC players on steam.

MS finally gave in and added offline mode... that requires a slew of complicated steps to use, and you have to set it up and enable it IN ADVANCE of a problem, on a per game basis, on ONE device only. Wait you didn't do that before your internet went down? Tough crap
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And don't you DARE change devices more than a couple times a year.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 11, 2017, 23:50 Dev
 
Simon Says wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 02:02:
El Pit wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 01:36:
I am waiting for benchmarks by websites based on the consumer version. I don't trust AMD after the lies about Bulldozer and the RX480.

What RX480 lies? AMD didn't lie, people who got their hands on early hardware did. Get those facts straight please.
Sure they did, head guy at AMD lied at the show introducing it in fact.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support
18. Re: Windows 10 Update Breaks Multi-Monitor Support Jan 11, 2017, 23:08 Dev
 
MS claims no new features.
But yeah, for MS to release with this known problem is pretty crappy

Task wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 22:20:
Same here... Thankfully at my work we only use Windows 8.1 for the moment. They autoupdate though so if we had Windows 10 instead, and since we have multiple monitors at each workstation, that would be an annoying day of rolling back everyone.
Though this was supposedly only for 3d apps (like games) in multi monitor. However, yeah with MS being so crazy and lazy maybe next time they WILL break multimonitor for everything. People at my work would go nuts if that happened.

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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
8. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jan 8, 2017, 05:58 Dev
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jan 7, 2017, 23:02:
I have my retro pi setup using my original SNES controllers.
How? I got a USB to SNES controller adapter a while back, are you doing something like that?
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
50. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 6, 2017, 01:47 Dev
 
Creston wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 15:20:
And no matter how many words they underline in their press blurb, it's not going to change that reality.
To be fair, each of those is a link. You didn't do that in yours
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 5, 2017, 00:45 Dev
 
Pretty sure ransomware was ALREADY A CRIME.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 29, 2016, 18:32 Dev
 
That's disappointing. I'm planning to be build a VR capable system next year, and I want to get gen 2 VR, the new and improved, rather than the "early access" version  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Dec 28, 2016, 23:16 Dev
 
Holy crap, that's one of my all time favorite games  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 28, 2016, 23:12 Dev
 
Delaying them doesn't equal "killing" them.
Also, you can delay quite a bit in Enterprise, so this may be an extra tweak for enterprise.

I think it's very doubtful MS will let most people have control on this.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Engine Switch Follow-up
28. Re: Star Citizen Engine Switch Follow-up Dec 25, 2016, 23:28 Dev
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 25, 2016, 19:19:
The game could be accused of having a cult-like following . Some have even gone so far as to spend hundreds of dollars.
Hundreds? Oh no. Try THOUSANDS. They have multiple options on their site for thousand+ things. They wouldn't have those if they didn't sell.
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
26. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 23, 2016, 16:06 Dev
 
Redmask wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 13:44:
Dev wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 13:40:
Yeah steam is down hard, site, client, server status page, etc. Good ole valve, they ALWAYS ALWAYS have issues during a sale. You'd think they'd look at traffic growth patterns and plan for it. Wait, that's too boring, no one wants to wheel their desks over.
This time though, instead of glitches the whole thing is gone. Must all be asleep in Christmas vacation, must be no one monitoring at the office, must be no one setup for alerting on phones when network problems happen, steam twitter has no posts for 24 hours.

Steam isn't down by choice, its the usual DDoS attacks at Christmas. It's not a problem you solve by throwing money at it. No one can provision for the size of the botnets we see today, they bring down Microsoft and Sony regularly too. If you are such an expert on network infrastructure though feel free to contact Valve, I'm sure they would appreciate the help. Maybe you can wheel your desk over and start teaching those silly rich guys a lesson.
And ddos attacks can be mitigated too, usually by talking to upstream providers. This kinda thing can be taken care of far faster than valve took care of it.
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
14. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 23, 2016, 13:40 Dev
 
Yeah steam is down hard, site, client, server status page, etc. Good ole valve, they ALWAYS ALWAYS have issues during a sale. You'd think they'd look at traffic growth patterns and plan for it. Wait, that's too boring, no one wants to wheel their desks over.
This time though, instead of glitches the whole thing is gone. Must all be asleep in Christmas vacation, must be no one monitoring at the office, must be no one setup for alerting on phones when network problems happen, steam twitter has no posts for 24 hours.
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
11. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 23, 2016, 13:34 Dev
 


jacobvandy wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 13:01:
Just out of curiosity.. What can Australia do to enforce this? If Valve has been ignoring them, and if they continue to do so, what's gonna happen? Are they gonna sue, then nobody from Valve shows up, and Steam gets banned down there, or what?
Yeah, it could start there. It could also escalate through world courts, trade things, etc. But I doubt valve wants to lose 2.2 million customers.
Also looks like valve admitted in court (I RTFA) that they didn't bother to check local laws or compliance when they started selling there or afterwards. The judge hit them "hard" for doing that. Probably the same in every country where valve sells. Valve suggested a $250k fine, and the judge laughed at that and said (rightly so) that valve wouldn't even notice that. I'd argue they won't notice the $3 mill much either lol.
So, all those people who say on occasion valve is violating local laws, yeah they probably are, since they didn't bother to check. Too boring a job to wheel desk over and check laws, so they just start selling.

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News Comments > On Sale
20. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda - Andromeda Initiative Trailer Dec 19, 2016, 08:25 Dev
 
Kelpie wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 06:31:
sir wrote on Dec 18, 2016, 12:55:
$2500!? We could almost buy our own ship for that

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BUT! IT! INCLUDES! LIFETIME! INSURANCE! AND is only available in LIMITED! quantities for a LIMITED! time ONLY!

lol
 
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News Comments > On Sale
19. Re: On Sale Dec 19, 2016, 08:16 Dev
 
BTW, I believe that tomb raider pack "20 Year Celebration" includes all the DLC, season pass, etc.
At least it did when I bought it a month ago. It's not advertised like that, so I was pleasantly surprised and started playing the game. I've been enjoying it.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Dec 10, 2016, 21:44 Dev
 
Looks like Kaby is the most yawner chip yet.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
9. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 10, 2016, 21:44 Dev
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 10, 2016, 11:07:
Well I'm not driving around there so I'll never have anything to worry about. I love how that works. Wry
It's just starting there. Nothing stopping it from happening elsewhere.
Like credit card skimming is becoming widespread in USA, started in big cities. And now credit card companies just brilliantly pushed deadlines back another few years for gas stations to upgrade to chip.
 
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News Comments > Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Announced
10. Re: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Announced Dec 3, 2016, 15:19 Dev
 
This looks exciting!

SunnyD wrote on Dec 3, 2016, 03:26:
Yea, ain't he dat guy dat shot second?


~Finis~
No you unwashed blasphemer!
Han was the only guy who shot!
 
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