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Signed On Dec 13, 2004, 01:09
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 28, 2017, 17:23 Dev
 
Pigeon wrote on May 28, 2017, 12:57:
I remember when Circuit City did their liquidation sale, the company that was running it jacked up the "normal" price so much even 50-70% off sale prices were still a good bit more than you could find in a regular sale. It worked though, cause people were in there buying stuff like it was free. I'm curious if something similar is going on with RadioShack, just not curious enough to actually go find out.

At that point, usually the liquidator has bought the assets, and of course they are going to jack up the prices to try and maximize it. And it works.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 18, 2017, 09:27 Dev
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 18, 2017, 09:11:
My sphincter tightens every time I update a bios even though I have only ever cooked one motherboard.
This is why my last mobo I got, I made sure it had a backup bios. If the main one borks, I have a backup. Also I try to do them while I'm on UPS, if a power outage happens while updating that will bork it too.

Modern mobos typically have an emergency recovery mode as well. So there's a few different failsafes.

 
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News Comments > Steam Trading Card Changes
2. Re: Steam Trading Card Changes May 16, 2017, 23:50 Dev
 
I wondered myself what the problem was if valve got their cut. Anyway, here's the change:

Here's what we're doing:

Instead of starting to drop Trading Cards the moment they arrive on Steam, we're going to move to a system where games don't start to drop cards until the game has reached a confidence metric that makes it clear it's actually being bought and played by genuine users
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
15. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 16, 2017, 09:07 Dev
 
Incidentally this official post from MS confirms what everyone knew... the NSA leak was real, they really are stockpiling, they took crappy care of their tools, and this latest thing is a direct result of that.

By confirming this, this also strongly implies a lot of other things about how those tools have unique signatures in them and where else those signatures have popped up.

Yes all the above was theorized, and anyone with half a brain knew it already, but that's different than official confirmation.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale on June 22?
12. Re: Steam Summer Sale on June 22? May 14, 2017, 18:54 Dev
 
RaZ0r! wrote on May 14, 2017, 17:42:
Yeah the sales have been nerfed to the point they are not interesting. I guess that's how the publishers wanted it.
Plus valve rolled their desks away, too much work after they did the various extravaganza sales, including with the achievements in those games, potatoes, etc. So it's boring now from that view too
 
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News Comments > Alan Wake Sunset Sale
2. Re: Alan Wake Sunset Sale May 12, 2017, 21:14 Dev
 
Glad they are giving advance notice. Some companies just yank a game without any warning.  
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News Comments > Dungeons 2 for Free
7. Re: Dungeons 2 for Free May 12, 2017, 09:03 Dev
 
Incidentally, if you decide to get all the DLC, it's only about $6 from humble bundle (steam codes) as compared to getting the 40% off package price on steam for $10  
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News Comments > Square Enix Selling IO Interactive
6. Re: Square Enix Selling IO Interactive May 12, 2017, 00:30 Dev
 
So does this mean hitman won't have another season? Good thing they added a good amount of content for the first season already  
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News Comments > Valve Outlines Steam Inner Workings and Future Plans
19. Re: Valve Outlines Steam Inner Workings and Future Plans May 10, 2017, 08:54 Dev
 
Jonjonz wrote on May 10, 2017, 07:46:
If Valve was really serious about this and not just doing a vanity PR BS routine, they would add a box to the home page that would include any games on my wishlist that are on sale. I have a long wishlist and I don't have time to scan the whole thing every day to see what is on sale, and I don't have time to wade through email spam notifications either. They should take a que from "Is there any deal" and Razor and leverage their customers wishlists better.

I often like to browse the under $10 list on Steam, but it requires me to set the filters every single time. Why can't it remember my filter preferences? Duh.
Yeah, and also add in a thing to see wishlist items for FRIENDS. I sometimes buy things for other people on steam, and it would help to see deals for those too.
 
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News Comments > Steam Gifting Changes
26. Re: Steam Gifting Changes May 5, 2017, 09:03 Dev
 
Also coupons are more pointless now. And as someone mentioned, can't buy a sale item to store in inventory to gift later (I have a number of games like this), such as a 4 pack when you don't have 4 people yet in mind to give to. I certainly won't buy as many games with this change.

Blackhawk wrote on May 4, 2017, 15:33:
I wonder how this works with things like four packs.
Great question, they will probably just disable all four pack purchases (valve has a habit of disabling features if it takes work to update them with some new policy)
 
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News Comments > Ranked Dota 2 Now Requires Phone Number
1. Re: Ranked Dota 2 Now Requires Phone Number Apr 20, 2017, 22:01 Dev
 
Although, what's to stop someone from getting a $20 burner phone at walmart?  
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News Comments > Activision Classics on Steam
8. Re: Activision Classics on Steam Apr 19, 2017, 22:35 Dev
 
Keep in mind this vampire game is NOT the one that gets updated all the time. This is the really old one before that.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA TITAN Xp & OS X Pascal Support Announced
10. Re: NVIDIA TITAN Xp & OS X Pascal Support Announced Apr 7, 2017, 09:39 Dev
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 21:16:
I am sorry but 1200$ for gpu that doesnt come with custom closed liquid cooling loop is lame.
Wait a couple months and I'm sure one of the graphics card companies will put out a custom version with that

 
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News Comments > Gearbox Issues Ultimatum to G2A
5. Re: Gearbox Issues Ultimatum to G2A Apr 6, 2017, 21:38 Dev
 
Demanding free fraud protection is kinda pointless, they'd just integrate it into the key price.

Alternatively, G2A might just say "screw that game or publisher" and not do any of it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 6, 2017, 09:42 Dev
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 5, 2017, 20:04:
Yes Microsoft I believe everything you say.
Now how about giving me that OFF switch.

Enterprise version
 
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News Comments > April Foolin' 2017
16. Re: April Foolin' 2017 Apr 2, 2017, 01:28 Dev
 
Edit: oops  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Mar 25, 2017, 17:07 Dev
 
Poor gamestop  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Year Five
60. Re: Star Citizen Year Five Mar 25, 2017, 11:53 Dev
 
I remember being excited about this once...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 20, 2017, 15:26 Dev
 
Also, how can Oxygen Not Included be #6 and have zero reviews on steam??  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 20, 2017, 15:17 Dev
 
Good ole MS. It's gonna suck for people with limited data and windows 10  
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