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Signed On Jan 29, 2006, 02:29
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 22, 2017, 03:02 DarkCntry
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 00:30:
Probably a thrombotic embolism from too much sitting.

Or that he spent an entire week doing 20+ hour a day streams...coupled with smoking, you're looking at a perfect storm for heart failure at the very least.
 
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News Comments > No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass
40. Re: No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass Jan 9, 2017, 23:53 DarkCntry
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 14:57:
Kxmode wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 14:48:
Is it too late to get in on this thread's action? Beatnik

Nah. We can still save the thread so let me start with something constructive...

I shall never post again

FTFY
 
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News Comments > Asheron's Call Games Ending
10. Re: Asheron's Call Games Ending Dec 20, 2016, 22:48 DarkCntry
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 20:45:
LOTRO & DDO:
Joining Standing Stone on these projects will be Daybreak Games.

Gulp.

In a publishing capacity only, Standing Stone is comprised of the same teams behind DDO and LOTRO and is self-contained.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released
8. Re: Dishonored 2 New Game Plus Mode Released Dec 20, 2016, 03:52 DarkCntry
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 03:03:
Quinn wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 01:57:
fds wrote on Dec 20, 2016, 00:30:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 21:48:
Whew, thankfully bethesda aren't a bunch of dumbasses who would post major spoilers of the game, in a press release.

What do you mean? I have reread the whole thing multiple times and there's not a hint of a spoiler in it. All it contains is a brief description of the non-interactive intro sequence at the very beginning of the game.

I think he somehow wasn't being sarcastic.

Hehe, nah, I was being sarcastic. Well a sarcastic idiot, if fds is correct. Let's see if I owe bethesda and the world an apology.

What I mean is...I read it once and it spoiled the story. Here's the quote, since apparently need to point it out.

...the mad witch Delilah seizes the throne the fate of your Empire is left hanging in the balance...

So that's not a story spoiler in a PR release? Remember just like millions of other gamers I still haven't played it. I'm not even sure what to say about fds's claim there is no story anymore. Apparently they are just levels for you to run around in. Not sure why bethesda didn't think of this before. They could have saved all the money paid for the stories, in their previous games!
Can you be spoiled by being told something that takes place about 10 minutes into the game, which is right after the tutorial sequence?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2016, 03:46 DarkCntry
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 19, 2016, 22:47:
Well, I am taking a guess and muse that Japan doesn't have record low birthrates for no reason...

Probably due to the work-ethic society more-so than fake waifus running around.

Then you have to also take into account Japan's heavy societal pressure on introverts. I'm going to go out on a limb and think that this won't change anything that isn't already taking place and have been in place for decades before.
 
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News Comments > On Overwatch Mei Skins
4. Re: On Overwatch Mei Skins Dec 16, 2016, 20:39 DarkCntry
 
Task wrote on Dec 16, 2016, 20:32:
*Shrug* Granted this is what occurs with games that aren't moddable. Don't like a skin? No problem, make your own.

What's wrong with this skin though? I don't get it.

Also this post is highly entertaining:

That skin is a JOKE ... looks like she is in wearing Satin PJ's. What a HUGE waste of time for her to finally get her skin 3 evens later to be TRASH. Mei's event Trash, Mei's Skin Trash .... this game has ( for me at least ) been working extra hard showing me the exit. So many promises so little to show for those promises. Also love OW for it's lore and the ....... WAIT ..... what lore ? We have heard slim to nothing since all that wonderful waste of our time waiting for Sombra. A round or disappointment is on me boys ... drink up.
(kept their formatting and emphasis the same) Gamez sure are serious bizness. Sometimes, one just needs to step away from the comp and do something else.

MOST of the people complaining about the skin are not complaining about the skin itself, but the cost. It takes 3000 currency to get it (or whatever random lootbox drop), which is the highest amount of anything in-game, all for nothing but a recolor and a new Ice Block model.

Personally, if currency was awarded better or the lootbox drop-rates were different, then I wouldn't have a problem, but for people who are either near 100 or above, we have a slog to get lootboxes. And with currency either being given in such small doses via duplicates, or slightly-less small doses in lootboxes, buying them takes a while.

I feel the skin shouldn't have been 3000 gold without a bit more added to it, but the skin itself isn't bad.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed III for Free
12. Re: Assassin's Creed III for Free Dec 7, 2016, 19:16 DarkCntry
 
JayDeath wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 15:15:
Why bother buying any of these AC titles? The pattern seems to be that these games will be made free to us in a few years. I can wait.

Why bother buying anything when they have the possible ability to be released sometime in the future for free?
 
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News Comments > etc.
13. Re: etc. Dec 3, 2016, 19:24 DarkCntry
 
If psychopath is too strong a word, perhaps sociopath would be more apt.

I mean, Robin Williams was paid a shit-ton of money through his career, should we just not care that he suffered from acute depression and decided to kill himself because, of course, he was rather wealthy.

Working conditions in Japan are notoriously difficult to our Western views, so if the standards that Kojima was placed in actually rated worse than that, then yes, it is something that shouldn't be ignored because he's 'rich'.

Cutter is, and more than like will always be, a complete hardass when it comes to empathy when it happens to people he feels don't deserve it...it's his right to be that way, but it's also our right to see it for what it is.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Patch Plans
2. Re: Dishonored 2 Patch Plans Nov 11, 2016, 17:27 DarkCntry
 
Overon wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 17:24:
How bad is the release state?

For mid-range PCs there's a lot people having issues...as I posted in the release post, my higher-end machine is doing absolutely fine.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Released
7. Re: Dishonored 2 Released Nov 11, 2016, 13:24 DarkCntry
 
Acleacius wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 12:35:
Ouch, bad performance can kill a stealth game. Especially Ghost and No Kill which are the most fun to me. Urk

My Emily Ghost/No-kill went pretty smoothly, minus a few stupid NPCs running into lightwalls

Frijoles wrote on Nov 11, 2016, 12:50:
Been enjoying it, but yeah the performance is crap. I'm getting around 35 - 45 fps on a GTX 980. Tried a few suggestions but can't seem to get over 45 frames. Gameplay wise, it's been good. Although I will say that the guards are way too alert. They seem to be able to see me through tiny slits in the geography while I'm crouched, so there's not nearly as much sneaking as I had hoped. If you come directly behind them it's fine, but anywhere in front and they seem to spot you pretty easily.
CPU: I7-5930K@3.50GHz
RAM: 16GB 2666
OS: Win10 pro
HDD: OS on an 850 EVO, game on an WD Black 6TB
GPU: GeForce GTX 980 (in SLI, but not used)
Video Driver: Still using the 373.06 Game Ready drivers

Only dipped down to 57 or so fps a couple times, solid 60 for me on everything high with TXAA, HBAO, and all their extra options turned on.

I didn't find the guards all that alert in my Emily playthrough, matter of fact, for a lot of them I felt they were too passive despite my insistence on using a lot of distractions.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 Season Pass Details
16. Re: Watch Dogs 2 Season Pass Details Nov 4, 2016, 06:03 DarkCntry
 
MajorD wrote on Nov 3, 2016, 11:06:
Jerykk wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 23:16:
Prez wrote on Nov 2, 2016, 21:44:
People REALLY need to stop buying these Season Passes. It's showing incredible faith in companies who have done nothing to earn such faith; quite the opposite really.

Depends on the company. The season pass for Witcher 3 was a fantastic deal.

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned RockSt*r/GTA V, as they have continually released updates and free DLCs to keep it fresh, w/o any season pass BS, etc.

I bet GTA V will still over shadow anything Watch Dogs 2 has to offer......

My guess is that people get rather annoyed with the free stuff in GTAV is online stuff and considering that online is plagued with cheaters/hackers that R* doesn't seem to care about dealing with, that it tarnishes the positives.
 
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News Comments > New Paragon Character Next Week
2. Re: New Paragon Character Next Week Oct 20, 2016, 01:52 DarkCntry
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 19, 2016, 21:16:
Hrm, this game looks so gorgeous, and I got like $250 worth of Paragon Points with my video card, perhaps I should try it.

Anybody actually play this game, with an opinion based on actual game time?
It's ok, but I don't know the longevity of it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Banned From Twitch, 'Bikini Streamer' Finds Success (And Haters) On YouTube. Sep 26, 2016, 23:06 DarkCntry
 
Characters such as Zoie's and Kaceytron have their lots in life, but honestly I wish they didn't. It feeds the Internet's obsession over sex and immaturity of such subjects.

I also find it funny how fast people get onto things like exploiting gambling addictions but are quick to dismiss those that are exploiting sexual content in the world of gaming.

As for Mordecai's comparison, Twitch is pretty even with their banning of both males and females in terms of skin showing, and the ones I've seen banned have been simply because it literally was their entire schtick. Now, if you want to get into Twitch being uneven in banning, you look at things like drinking on stream. There are several major Twitch partners who have entire cast themes around getting drunk on stream, but if one is not a partner or not a large one, then they'll get the ban-hammer faster than you can blink.
 
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News Comments > BioShock: The Collection PC Upgrades Detailed
4. Re: BioShock: The Collection PC Upgrades Detailed Sep 9, 2016, 21:15 DarkCntry
 
Creston wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 21:01:
Turns out I have the first Bioshock as a separate physical game, and the other 2 on Steam. I'm probably shit out of luck to get the Remastered version for free.

If you somehow still have proof of purchase for the original Bioshock, you send that and your steam ID to them and then they'll hook you up. Of course, that means you have to have a receipt for a game that's like 9 years old.
 
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News Comments > EA Service Outages
4. Re: EA Service Outages Sep 1, 2016, 00:04 DarkCntry
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 31, 2016, 23:29:
If their Twitter feed is to be believed, they did it just to get some other dude's attention. Once they had it, they ceased the attack.

So how come Madden, SWTOR, and Battlefield 1 are all still having issues then? Particularly if it was such a short lived DDOS?

Or like most of Poodle Corp's previous 'DDoS' activities, it wasn't actually them and they only claimed it was them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 7, 2016, 20:30 DarkCntry
 
nin wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 12:25:
Cat Olympics 2016.

Good lord, the gut on that cat at :24. Might want to get that looked at...


Not an uncommon thing in cats that are fixed. A lot of them gain a pouch-like flap of loose skin.
 
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News Comments > Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 1 Released
3. Re: Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 1 Released Aug 3, 2016, 17:35 DarkCntry
 
Tachikoma wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 14:19:
So this garbage costs 25 bucks, yet people choose to bitch about the price of NMS. Big lol @ moderntimes.

This is a narrative game from a company that people have come to trust when it deals with narrative-driven games...a good track record when it comes to quality too.

You're comparing apples to oranges mate, NMS is a game with apparently shallow gameplay and no real narrative draw from a company that no one knows. Your blind faith in a company is admirable, but honestly you're barking up the wrong tree.
 
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News Comments > More Overwatch Bans
13. Re: More Overwatch Bans Aug 2, 2016, 03:56 DarkCntry
 
Kajetan wrote on Aug 2, 2016, 03:22:
And it will solve nothing. People will buy new keys, register new accounts and simply keep on cheating.

But hey, at least you lot got a giggle out of this

Except Blizzard has been hardware locking people...so buy all the keys you want and they'll find themselves still banned
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
17. Re: Into the Black Aug 2, 2016, 00:57 DarkCntry
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 19:17:
DarkCntry wrote on Jul 31, 2016, 16:17:
As an American that uses the chips, I haven't noticed a big difference in the time it takes to authorize a chip opposed to authorizing a stripe. Maybe a couple of seconds (not the 10+ they say in the article) here and there, but overall I don't seem to see something that slows down check-outs except the non-educated employees/customers, which honestly is a problem.

I will admit that I do have an issue where it's not consistent at who accepts the chip and who doesn't...to the point where I have to go "swipe or insert?"

The other oddity for me is that I've never had to sign with my cards as the ones I use (Wells Fargo and Chase, two of the largest out there) use PINs, so it seems weird that the article states the opposite is common.

It's definitely over 10 seconds for me. I counted 25 at the CVS last night.

5 minutes ago....

CVS, entered loyalty number, inserted card right after, finished ringing up all the stuff (6 items, with one needing prescription authorization, about 35ish seconds), inserted PIN, 4.24 seconds later it was authorized and I was told to remove the card.

All-in-all, in this instance comparable to your case, it wasn't any more time than if I were to swipe, cause I checked that after with another purchase...

Entered loyalty number, swiped card, entered PIN, waited for the stuff to ring up (3 items, about 15 or so seconds), 3.72 seconds later it authorized and I was done.

Times done with a stopwatch on my phone. I'm going to truly assume that the article is either using a small pool for their findings, or I'm just the super luckiest guy or something.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
3. Re: Into the Black Jul 31, 2016, 16:17 DarkCntry
 
As an American that uses the chips, I haven't noticed a big difference in the time it takes to authorize a chip opposed to authorizing a stripe. Maybe a couple of seconds (not the 10+ they say in the article) here and there, but overall I don't seem to see something that slows down check-outs except the non-educated employees/customers, which honestly is a problem.

I will admit that I do have an issue where it's not consistent at who accepts the chip and who doesn't...to the point where I have to go "swipe or insert?"

The other oddity for me is that I've never had to sign with my cards as the ones I use (Wells Fargo and Chase, two of the largest out there) use PINs, so it seems weird that the article states the opposite is common.
 
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