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Re: Evening Metaverse
Sep 25, 2021, 07:45
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Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 25, 2021, 07:45
Sep 25, 2021, 07:45
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That might work as a department head, but that's a rare thing. Most companies will do otherwise.
For instance, companies might consider making everyone use work issued laptops for security reasons... but also to put surveillance. They may well view the cost of the equipment as reasonable to accomplish those goals.
Companies might also consider changing their policies. I know my workplace has a thing that pops up every login that says we have no expectation of privacy using work resources.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Sep 23, 2021, 15:06
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Sep 23, 2021, 15:06
Sep 23, 2021, 15:06
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I think stuff like that is one of the reasons some recent games have just disabled all in game chat period aside from emoticons.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Sep 23, 2021, 15:05
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Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 23, 2021, 15:05
Sep 23, 2021, 15:05
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Better not be putting ads in my disney+, unless they make a cheaper tier.
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Re: Valve's Playing Games While They Download Patent Application
Sep 21, 2021, 16:19
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Re: Valve's Playing Games While They Download Patent Application Sep 21, 2021, 16:19
Sep 21, 2021, 16:19
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Jim wrote on Sep 21, 2021, 15:52:
It'd be pretty cool if it works with preloads, because today: Decrypt preload files = 1 hour. Skip preload and download at launch = 20 minutes. Preload is a joke.
I will note that there's some things that speed up preload decrypt, one of which is SSD. I forget the rest, but I found some tips and followed them and it VASTLY speed up preload decrypt times for me.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 19, 2021, 21:46
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 19, 2021, 21:46
Sep 19, 2021, 21:46
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Ozmodan wrote on Sep 19, 2021, 17:43:
Slick wrote on Sep 19, 2021, 14:07:
You're not alone, I like Dishonored, but I didn't beat either of em, probably didn't do 50%. Prey I finished just so I could write a scathing review for that bastardization of one of the most beloved IP's in classic FPS gaming history.

But Deathloop, doesn't do anything for me. I get little joy out of killing bots in an FPS game :/

All you have to do is look at the comments on Steam, hoards of players denouncing the game because of the horrid copy protection scheme.
And stuttering. Which might be more due to unoptimized engine, who knows. If it ran great probably not as many complaints.
They would have been best off pledging to remove the DRM after a few months.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Sep 16, 2021, 09:25
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Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 16, 2021, 09:25
Sep 16, 2021, 09:25
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 22:52:
Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Sep 15, 2021, 22:34:
Trillian? Now that's a name I haven't heard in a long, long time...
One of the best software purchases I ever made. At one point while I was still working, we had people in AIM, IRC, ICQ, Yahoo Messaging, GoogleChat, Hipchat, and I think there was something else I'm forgetting. Trillian let me do all of that in a single window. That software freaking ROCKS. Checked a couple of months ago, my "lifetime license" is still good -- bought it in 2010.
Yeah I used to have most of that in Trillian too, I think I also got a lifetime license. Wonder what chat clients it has nowadays since a chunk of those companies don't exist anymore, and companies remove access to their API etc.
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Re: RAM Pressure Released
Sep 16, 2021, 09:22
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Re: RAM Pressure Released Sep 16, 2021, 09:22
Sep 16, 2021, 09:22
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Oof only 46% positive on steam, "mixed"
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Re: DEATHLOOP Stuttering Being Investigated
Sep 16, 2021, 09:18
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Re: DEATHLOOP Stuttering Being Investigated Sep 16, 2021, 09:18
Sep 16, 2021, 09:18
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aka "Whoops sorry guys, we didn't realize our poor optimization would affect our player based reviews like steam so much when we got mostly good reviewer reviews. We knew we left it in there on release, we just didn't figure we'd get caught out about it so much. We'll prioritize fixing that now because it's starting to hit us in the pocketbook now"
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Re: Game Reviews
Sep 15, 2021, 19:27
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Re: Game Reviews Sep 15, 2021, 19:27
Sep 15, 2021, 19:27
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I will note that apparently the game is unoptimized and has bad stuttering. This may be exacerbated by the DRM, but it's likely not to be totally at fault. So there is some other grounds for displeasure.

Also, this is far from the first time a game has gotten review bombed for DRM reasons. Companies would be far better off if they pledged up front to remove it after a reasonable timeframe, so people hating that form of DRM can wait to buy it until it's removed.
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Re: Epic Appealing Court Decision; Apple May Too
Sep 13, 2021, 11:24
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Re: Epic Appealing Court Decision; Apple May Too Sep 13, 2021, 11:24
Sep 13, 2021, 11:24
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Both sides unhappy? Probably means it's a decent compromise.
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Re: Labor Day Tech Bits
Sep 6, 2021, 22:48
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Re: Labor Day Tech Bits Sep 6, 2021, 22:48
Sep 6, 2021, 22:48
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Garbage in garbage out. Going off the article and common sense, that automated hiring software is only going off what data it was told to reject. And that BS response that "omg it's too hard to fix" is total BS. No, you just don't tell it to require stupid things for unrelated positions.
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Re: Void Tyrant Released
Sep 3, 2021, 20:36
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Re: Void Tyrant Released Sep 3, 2021, 20:36
Sep 3, 2021, 20:36
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Anyone try this? It looks a little mobile game ish, but it is by Armor Games, and I've played some decent ones from them.
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Re: Windows 11 in October
Sep 1, 2021, 08:51
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Re: Windows 11 in October Sep 1, 2021, 08:51
Sep 1, 2021, 08:51
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VaranDragon wrote on Sep 1, 2021, 02:22:
I've had to tinker for 3 months with my Windows 10 Rig to get VR to run properly, with no hitching, and as few slowdowns as possible. And this is with an RTX3090 (Until you've tried VR, you don't know the meaning of FPS stability).

I can't wait to see how Windows 11 will fuck all of that up....yeah, unless I see benchmarks of Windows 11 performance > Windows 10 performance (direct comparisons mind you) in games and VR, I'm not switching.
You are lucky. Something an oculus upgrade did completely killed VR on my machine, and I've been restricted to onboard quest games since then. I've tried reinstalling drivers and oculus so many times. It's something software, because I installed windows to an external drive as a separate install and it works again, I was desperate enough to do that to play Half Life Alyx.
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Re: Windows 11 in October
Sep 1, 2021, 08:42
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Re: Windows 11 in October Sep 1, 2021, 08:42
Sep 1, 2021, 08:42
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Nullity wrote on Aug 31, 2021, 11:42:
General MS and Windows complaints aside, I am really looking forward to Auto HDR.
Only if it lets me disable HDR on demand! I like it sometimes, but other times it can cause issues
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Re: CDPR Hires Modders for Cyberpunk 2077 Support
Sep 1, 2021, 07:25
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Re: CDPR Hires Modders for Cyberpunk 2077 Support Sep 1, 2021, 07:25
Sep 1, 2021, 07:25
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Gadzooks wrote on Aug 31, 2021, 14:58:
Ive had the money to upgrade to a 3080 since it was launched, (900ish), but well, its not like you can find them, and when you do, they are a LOT more than just 900.
There are ways to get them. Like getting in line at evga (It will take a while though). Or Best Buy has had two recent things in last few months where they ship a chunk to every store and sell as MSRP on a certain day they announce. You do have to camp out overnight to get those, but if you want it enough...
There's also a twitch channel that runs some stuff to check stock on pretty much all online retailers, so you can try jumping on that.
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 1, 2021, 02:35:
CP2077 is a great game. Unfortunately it was released unfinished. If it was released to early access first, all of these arguments about how "shitty" and "broken" it was would be moot.
They would have never done that because they were trying to avoid spoilers. Probably they should have though. Or had some rounds of closed beta testing with outside people.
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Re: Battling Bugs
Aug 30, 2021, 17:28
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Re: Battling Bugs Aug 30, 2021, 17:28
Aug 30, 2021, 17:28
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The article talks about how great it is and how everyone should use this bug...
But a lot of times, game makers will punish people who knowingly use bugs like this, so just a caution.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Aug 30, 2021, 16:58
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Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 30, 2021, 16:58
Aug 30, 2021, 16:58
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VaranDragon wrote on Aug 30, 2021, 09:46:
Yeah, thanks for pointing that out. I mean if everyone likes it, it must be fucking awesome! /s

What do you wan't to bet that 90% of those reviewers play the game for about 5-10h and then never fire it up again.
Everyone has different tastes. I'm not assuming your tastes match the average reviewer mindset. But I'm also not assuming it's a turd either.

As for the other thing, yes, there's a large chunk of players who don't play much of a game. I'm one of them, I have too many games and it's rare I will play one a lot even if it's awesome. And we know this is widespread, because of achievements. Like there's achievements in some games for beating tutorial and the percentage rate might only be 70% of game owners have that achievement.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Aug 30, 2021, 09:34
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Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 30, 2021, 09:34
Aug 30, 2021, 09:34
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VaranDragon wrote on Aug 30, 2021, 08:54:
Aliens Fireteam is no 2. on the list? Just goes to show that you can slap the Aliens licence on any old turd, and people will lap it up and ask for more.
Rated very positive 85% on steam, so it apparently isn't that big of a turd.

I will note two things that stood out in browsing reviews, first is the game lacks voice communication and almost any way to communicate, even in their official discord they have voice channels disabled. Speaking of their official discord, second is that the mods sound ban happy.
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Re: Get Leisure Suit Larry 5 for Free
Aug 30, 2021, 09:30
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Re: Get Leisure Suit Larry 5 for Free Aug 30, 2021, 09:30
Aug 30, 2021, 09:30
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Steam ratings in case anyone wants to try one:
1: 79%
2: 73%
3: 91%
5: 64%

I believe 1-3 are the typing ones, which may be a draw or detraction to individual people depending on tastes.
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Re: Psychonauts 2 Released
Aug 29, 2021, 11:15
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Re: Psychonauts 2 Released Aug 29, 2021, 11:15
Aug 29, 2021, 11:15
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heroin wrote on Aug 26, 2021, 19:40:
I tried that, signed up for $1, but Xbox Gamepass needs you to install on the C:, can't change the drive.
I keep all my games on external SSDs....
You can change it but you have to do all sorts of shit. I spent the $60 and glad I did, they deserve it.
The application maybe. But once you do, the games themselves can be installed anywhere. Under settings, then general, you can even tell it to ask you every install.
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