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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
25. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 15, 2015, 10:16 CJ_Parker
 
Great White Shark wrote on Nov 15, 2015, 06:56:
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 23:16:
Not true. In addition to that basic feedback crap there is some data being sent to MS that could not be identified by those who sniffed the packages.

You're referring to the Ars article I'm assuming? Microsoft already commented on that. Some of the data is encrypted so that it isn't susceptible to man in the middle attacks. Anything else?

Yep. That's the data I was referring to, though there may be more than the data Ars came across, of course.

Did MS also comment on why the data is encrypted or what the encrypted data even is in the first place? If it is just basic telemetry data as they likely claimed then why is it encrypted and not transmitted like all the other unencrypted telemetry data? Why would a man in the middle attack be a problem at all if what they claim is true and it is all just harmless unidentifiable non-personal data?

You see? This is shady as fuck. And that's why I do not trust those MS fuckers at all. There should not be ANY data, encrypted or not, being phoned home after you disable all the settings within Win 10. The fact that they are still collecting data even after you disable everything, and then even encrypt it to hide it, just makes it all the more suspicious and despicable.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
18. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 14, 2015, 23:16 CJ_Parker
 
Great White Shark wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 21:37:
wtf_man wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 18:24:
harlock wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 18:13:
pro tip: NOBODY FUCKING CARES ABOUT YOUR SECRETS

Apparently Microsoft does, since they won't let you turn the shit off.

The only shit you can't turn off is the Basic feedback which has diagnostic data, not personal info.

Not true. In addition to that basic feedback crap there is some data being sent to MS that could not be identified by those who sniffed the packages.
MS are clearly not giving us (UI) options to really disable everything. They are only giving us make-believe options to create an illusion of privacy concerns.
As usual they display zero respect for their customers and try to force the shit on us that they deem best for us.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
2. Re: Saturday Previews Nov 14, 2015, 23:00 CJ_Parker
 
Well, the lead programmer falling off his bike and breaking his wrist is a new type of excuse they haven't done yet to explain the delays.
I'm also wondering why this even matters much. He only broke ONE wrist, right? So what? Speech recognition + corrections (if necessary) with the working hand = 80%+ capacity.
Besides, his brain probably matters more than the actual code monkey work so how is that a problem if only his wrist is kaput?

What's next? Code theft like HL2?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 14, 2015, 13:17 CJ_Parker
 
Luke wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 12:58:
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 14, 2015, 12:28:
They can shove their clouds up their dumb asses. I will never put any of my personal data on a server that I can not control at all times. It's bad enough to have local data on a PC that is connected to the Internet 24/7 and not knowing which services are collecting data and spying on me in the background but outright putting data on a foreign remote machine? F.u.c.k o.f.f.

And yet you use winspy 10 ,

Um, no? Maybe one day. For now I'm on Win 7 and planning to hold out until the last minute. And if I make the switch I will do research on the then best privacy protection tool. Microsoft can go fuck themselves.

As I said, I am also fully aware of the potential of local spying but I will never ever put any personal or private data on a remote computer that is not under my control and where I do not know who has access to it.
Anyone who is insane enough to use "the cloud" for personal data storage should get their marbles checked and rearranged. Seriously.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 14, 2015, 12:28 CJ_Parker
 
They can shove their clouds up their dumb asses. I will never put any of my personal data on a server that I can not control at all times. It's bad enough to have local data on a PC that is connected to the Internet 24/7 and not knowing which services are collecting data and spying on me in the background but outright putting data on a foreign remote machine? F.u.c.k o.f.f.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Free DLC Plans
11. Re: Battlefield 4 Free DLC Plans Nov 13, 2015, 08:12 CJ_Parker
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 13, 2015, 03:15:
Meanwhile, EA has been actively bribing Battlefront reddit mods to censor criticism and allow astrosurfing.

More reason to not buy their latest garbage offering. As if the shitty casual game was not already reason enough.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Free DLC Plans
5. Re: Battlefield 4 Free DLC Plans Nov 13, 2015, 00:58 CJ_Parker
 
Slick wrote on Nov 13, 2015, 00:23:
negative. BF4 server population has always been strong. The only casualties are infact the DLC modes (try finding a carrier strike or whatever it's called server, non-existent, as are many others). The vanilla maps are the most populated, as they always are.

And we all know this is because the bored BF4 players have long abandoned the real game in favor of farming F2P n00bs who are taking advantage of Origin's 168 hour freebie deal.
Well, and then there's the F2P lulz-n00bs taking advantage of Origin's freebie deal to try out various h4XX and cheats, of course.
Either way the game is fucking broken and retarded just as it's always been.
 
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News Comments > The Pillars of the Earth Video
3. Re: The Pillars of the Earth Video Nov 12, 2015, 20:28 CJ_Parker
 
That book was boring as fuck.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Sales Soar
14. Re: BS Nov 11, 2015, 17:13 CJ_Parker
 
ELITE wrote on Nov 11, 2015, 17:07:
I don't believe it. Everyone I know has cease to care about getting the latest CoD.

Did more kids come of age and start buying it?

Yes, dude. It's hopeless.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Sales Soar
1. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Sales Soar Nov 11, 2015, 10:36 CJ_Parker
 
Retarded.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 10, 2015, 15:39 CJ_Parker
 
vacs wrote on Nov 10, 2015, 12:54:
Wake me up when Rise of the Tomb Raider is available for PC... for 15$, because that's all I gonna hand over due this exclusive BS

Same here though I'm even cheaper and I won't buy it before it drops below 10.
Might be a while though... the PS4 version is due xmas next year, right? I don't think that there will be any extreme discounts before the PS4 version comes out. This might be one for the xmas sale in 2017.
No problem though. I have enough of a backlog to easily keep me entertained for the next decade. I can wait. Fuck Microshit.
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4
44. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Fallout 4 Nov 10, 2015, 15:11 CJ_Parker
 
heroin wrote on Nov 10, 2015, 13:56:
Man, you fanboyin'. I like this new one and I liked Fallout 3 too - but this shit lost it's political/literary/cultural relevance once Bethesda took the reigns. That is to say it lost it's cool, it lost it's HUGE FUCKING BALLS. And the Universe has been shedding tears of crystal fire since Black Isle disbanded.

Dude, talk about "literary" and "cultural" relevance.... the school is this way. Please go back and let them teach you the difference between "it's" and "its" before playing any more video games and attributing a ridiculous literary and cultural ("political" is the pinnacle of lol-worthy anyway) relevance to them.

Thank you from someone who is concerned about your literary and cultural state of mind.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide
84. Re: Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide Nov 10, 2015, 02:03 CJ_Parker
 
Lorcin wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 23:35:
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 21:00:
The PC is already a minority faction

Not sure we are a minority anymore. Latest steam record was what 12m online at the same time?

Just look at the financial reports of Ubi, Actiblizz or EA. The sales by platform always hover between 15% and 25% for the PC. The other 75% to 85% of their business is happening on mobile and consoles.

As for Bethesda, we know that Skyrim must have sold way north of 20 million total copies by now (they said 20 million+ were sold back in January 2014).
According to SteamSpy it currently has ~9.5 million PC owners (it's a Steamworks game so all legit PC copies must be on Steam).
So the PC would be at maybe 40% total sales max (the game has not stopped selling on consoles since 1/2014) but more likely closer to 30% assuming total sales of 25+ million by now.
And that's just units... the average sales price on consoles is probably significantly higher so Bethesda most likely made considerably more revenue from the console versions.

Steam concurrent users logged in is not really a good indication for anything. You could download Steam and just let it run without even owning a game and be counted towards the total users online.
Wasn't there also some stats recently that 90%+ of people on Steam only own a single game?

It is true that PC gaming is generally doing quite well because of the F2P and casual online games where hundreds of millions of $$$ are made from microtransactions but what we are talking about here, i.e. the AAA market, well, that's definitely console land unfortunately and that's why the PC is not getting any love.
If the PC would be the best selling platform then watch publishers support it better. They only have one agenda: Money. If the PC would be where the most money is made then they would change horses in a heartbeat.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide
67. Re: Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide Nov 9, 2015, 21:00 CJ_Parker
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 20:45:
Games need to have SLI / Crossfire support out of the box, as enthusiasts tend to buy more games at release and tend to be the most vocal. If the game appeals to enthusiasts then that will create good word of mouth for casual gamers. Unfortunately it seems the PC version was an afterthought, missing even basic features like options for mouse acceleration, framerate limits, FOV and 21:9 resolutions. One has to question the amount of QA for the PC version.

I agree that this should be the ideal goal but if we look at the sad state of reality then Bethesda is selling millions more copies on consoles so it's only natural that they will focus their QA efforts on nailing the PS4 and Xbone versions first and foremost.

The PC is already a minority faction and the enthusiasts with SLI are an even smaller (very small) sub-faction. It may be unfortunate but I can understand that these guys just have to face certain priorities.
What we can and should do indeed is to not reward them with a full price purchase for a crappy port, however.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Nov 9, 2015, 20:45 CJ_Parker
 
Hahaha more Chris Roberts lies.

At 05:05: "First off, we've been pretty much taking all the money that's been raised and putting it into development as opposed to things like marketing. Essentially everything that we have done in terms of marketing has been completely viral, it's been sort of PR-driven and community driven..."

Yup. Of course, Chris. So attending and/or hosting all those shows like PAX East, PAX AUS, CitizenCon, E3 or Gamescom has cost nothing, right?

LOL. What a clown. As always he just says what the backers want to hear for their weekly warm fuzzy feeling inside "aaawww all my monies goes towards the gaaaammmmeee... soooo.... awesome...".

Pathetic.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide
64. Re: Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide Nov 9, 2015, 20:12 CJ_Parker
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 18:46:
SLI is an extremely cost effective way of getting top performance at a reasonable price.

SLI may be a lot of things but that is definitely NOT one of them. You pay +100% and depending on how well SLI is supported you maybe get about +80% performance IF a game has decent SLI support. Many games scale way worse where you only get anywhere from +30% to +50%.
Sure, it's still a nice boost but it's usually not really (cost) effective in any way, shape or form.

I have a GTX 770s 4GB SLI combo in my second computer by the way so I'm talking based on practice, not theory.
My personal experience with SLI has also been mostly flawless. I've had some issues because I have a surround setup (three LCDs) hooked up to my SLI combo but single screen SLI has been smooth sailing.

The GTX 970 cards are great value in comparison to the GTX 980 / Ti.

As a single card it's great value, I agree, but I would not SLI two GTX 970s because of the 3.5GB VRAM thing. It might not be an issue with "ancient" engine games like FO4 but it is well documented that 970s run out of VRAM in quite a few games like AC Unity, FarCry 4 or also the new CoD.

I'll wait for it to drop in price and for them to eventually get around to supporting SLI before I even consider it.

I'd say that should be the standard MO for anyone with a SLI system. SLI can be problematic if you're the kind of gamer who must play every game on release day but it's usually a non-issue if you can wait for patches and updated drivers with the latest profiles.

That also seems to be the reason why you have such a wide range of opinions on SLI. The impatient kids who need to play every game the minute it comes out are bound to have a much more negative experience than people (like me) who buy GOTY or Enhanced Edition bundles on sale a year later when the games are actually finished, drivers more mature etc.

 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide
23. Re: Fallout 4 GeForce Tweaking Guide Nov 9, 2015, 12:41 CJ_Parker
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 9, 2015, 12:28:
For AAA games nVidia is really good about releasing drivers well ahead of a game's release. We should've gotten the latest drivers by now. What's the deal?

New game-ready driver 358.91 is available via GeForce Experience. You can not download it from the website at the moment because the "server had an accident" according to a nVidia dude.
Or maybe they are already "testing" the feature where you will only be able to get the latest game-ready driver via GFE Wink .
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 8, 2015, 17:23 CJ_Parker
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 8, 2015, 14:00:
Seriously, I yearn for the days when Call of Duty was about actual war, with more larger-scale battles.

Dude, no offense, but maybe pay attention to which incarnation of CoD you're buying next time? This is a Black Ops Call of Duty which contrary to Modern Warfare is more about undercover ops. So it's naturally all about smaller-scale battles. It's intentional.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda N7 Day Trailer
15. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda N7 Day Trailer Nov 7, 2015, 19:34 CJ_Parker
 
Creston wrote on Nov 7, 2015, 19:08:
harlock wrote on Nov 7, 2015, 18:56:
i wonder if the new AAA RPGs are gonna try to copy any Witcher 3 type features in some way

Which feature in particular would they copy? I'm being serious, btw. I don't think there's really any gameplay feature that makes the Witcher 3 stand out, is there? (I guess maybe the Witcher Senses gameplay, but that honestly gets very tedious after three or four missions where you use it...)

I think the Witcher 3 is as awesome as it is because of the fact that it has just excellent writing rather than mediocre writing (Hi Bethesda!), treats sidequests as actual quests rather than mindless fucking time filler (Hi Dragon Age!), and in general treats its audience as smart, adult human beings rather than children that need to be patronized to. (Hi just about every other dev in existence!)

Unless you have great writers, it's gonna be hard to copy those things. And of course Mac Walters is in charge again, so buckle up. (Although I hope that Drew Karpyshyn returning will bring some relief.)

+1 to everything you said but, for better or worse, Drew Karpyshyn joined the BioWare Austin studio (SWTOR) and not the folks in Canada who are working on MEA.
I would not give him too much credit anyway. ME2 was pretty damn good but the writing of ME1 and KotOR, which he also was involved in, was nothing to write home about (yes, pun intended Wink ).
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda N7 Day Trailer
10. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda N7 Day Trailer Nov 7, 2015, 18:41 CJ_Parker
 
*Spoilers ahead for peeps who haven't finished ME3 yet*



*You have been warned maggot!*



*Your own dumb fault after this point*



After the completely fucked up ending of ME3 they are going to have to come up with something truly special to rekindle my interest in the franchise.

I'm not even talking about the poor execution and the three button choice but the completely nonsense "explanation" for the harvest.

So just because of an imbalance between organics and non-organics all life, both organic and non-organic, must be eradicated every 50K years in order to start from scratch?

Uuuuhhh... right. Of course! There can not possibly be any other solution, right?

Seriously though... which totally braindead chimp came up with that shit??? It's so completely fucking retarded and an insult to the intelligence of anyone who played the series all the way through. What. The. Fuck.

It's by far the dumbest overarching premise that I have EVER had the misfortune of experiencing in a video game.

And that is the reason why I have extremely little faith in BioWare's ability to reboot Mass Effect. I don't want to spend dozens of hours across several games again only to find out in the end once more from a little kid that I was part of a slapstick comedy gig.
 
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