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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. No subject Jan 13, 2016, 21:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Uber: Valued at more than Intel, but can't turn a profit.  
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News Comments > Tropico 5 - Complete Collection This Month
6. No subject Jan 13, 2016, 21:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Sacrifice wrote on Jan 13, 2016, 11:48:
Did anyone like Tropico 5? The user reviews for the game didn't appear overly positive. I really enjoyed the first and third one, I didn't like 4 quite as much.

It wasn't bad, some of the humor was pretty damn good. Was it on T3 or T4? Nah, but still pretty good.
 
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News Comments > EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions
26. No subject Jan 13, 2016, 02:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
deqer wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 23:13:
I want to say something bad, but $5/mo. is pretty cheap.

But, how far will it go, and how long will the quality of game selection last?

How do I know what games they will add in the future? Sure, this first selection seems great, but of course they're going to offer a great selection initially.

The next selection could be complete shit.

Their next title (some great new game) could be "not included in Origin Access" because of whatever reasons.

Then you begin to see less value in paying an Origin Access subscription.

Then what? You stop paying for Origin Access? Then what? You lose all your games?

Too many questions that I can't be bothered to research, because these asshats didn't put the answers in their gay multiverse video (above).

All your answers are here.
 
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News Comments > EA Launches Origin Access Subscriptions
14. No subject Jan 12, 2016, 22:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dirty Butler wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 20:28:
Luckily EA suspended my EA account due to a charge back even though I have no payment info in Origin and have never bought anything directly from EA. That's one way to keep me from ever buying one of their games.

That's what small claims court is for FYI.

Bard wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 21:19:

Except... Origin.

It sure has a hell of a lot better support than Steam.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
3. No subject Jan 12, 2016, 00:59 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Creston wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 23:46:
? Never noticed that?

The incidence of it happening to people is random. If I die, and use the reload last save it can take upwards of a minute to load a save even on a SSD. However, if I exit to the main menu and load it will load the save in under 20 seconds. Just started playing, so I'll see if this is fixed in a couple and update.

Yep, the load problem is now fixed. Takes around 15 seconds to load a save again.
 
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. No subject Jan 11, 2016, 23:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Don't see it mentioned if this fixes the long load times, load on death bug that was introduced in 1.10.  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2016, 00:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
descender wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 16:46:

Isn't that the normal launch price in Canadian dollars? That exchange rate isn't your friend.

No it's not. Before the Canadian dollar was at $1:$0.80/0.75USD a few years ago the prices here were in the $59-69 range, that's even when we were at the situation we're at now. Then the prices started dropping into the $59 region, and you could buy a game here in Canada for less than you could in the US. And a lot of people started buying games directly on steam instead of 3rd party sites.

Then the dollar started moving back to the $0.70:$1USD ratio it's been in the past, and the prices went through the fucking roof. It reminds me of the early 00's, when a new video game was $80-100 here. Piracy as you can guess exploded up here in Canada, it then started coming in line around 06/08ish where you could buy it very close to the $59USD/59-69CAD at retail.

I can still buy a copy at retail with tax then it's cheaper to buy it through Steam now. So it's easy to tell where the gouging is, it also seems that publishers are forgetting COL, and here in Canada there really hasn't been an increase in wages even though everything from food to fuel has gone up 25% in the last 3-4 years.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. No subject Jan 7, 2016, 14:09 Mashiki Amiketo
 
That AMA was a fucking clusterfuck, the mods at /r/iama need to get their shit together. Nearly 10m subs and they're trying to whine over brigading of questions, then turn the entire fucking thing into a comment graveyard.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
95. No subject Jan 7, 2016, 03:53 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 01:14:

Do you really believe that? You think there's that much margin for HTC to undercut Oculus while matching or surpassing features/specs?

When they were talking about a $400 ballpark Oculus, HTC was already basically saying Vive would be "slightly more expensive" than the Rift. So while they may be able to price cheaper, "half" or even close to half, is probably out of the question.

I'm expecting them to undercut them by at least 30% if not a bit more. That's the smart business decision even if it costs them money in the short term, not only are they going to capitalize on the demand for the product, but capitalize on it being cheaper while doing the same job. There's also a chance I could be wrong, if I am no big deal.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
93. No subject Jan 7, 2016, 00:42 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 20:26:
What makes the vive better than rift?

It'll likely be half the cost.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part 2 Next Month
8. No subject Jan 5, 2016, 20:56 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Nucas wrote on Jan 5, 2016, 17:25:
it just feels unfocused and meandering. the writing is just too much self-important fantastic metaphysical bullshit.

Never played PS:Torment huh?
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Wednesday
35. No subject Jan 4, 2016, 21:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 16:01:
I've thrown the DK2 on like 30+ people. Never seen anyone get sick. That includes old folks too.

I've tried the DK1 and DK2 and gotten violently ill with a skull splitting migraine each time. It only takes 5 minutes or so before I start feeling nausea from it. I never had a real problem with VR headsets back in the mid and late 90's but that was before I had a head injury, so that's likely the cause.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. No subject Jan 4, 2016, 21:41 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 20:01:
Shouldn't have installed ctOS

My question is, why are these things connected to the net instead of being air-gaped.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
11. No subject Dec 30, 2015, 02:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 01:29:

Not sure where that's coming from. ...


I'm pretty confident that Psychonauts 2 will be delivered. It may not live up to the hype but it'll be delivered and will most likely be a solid follow-up.

How's df-9 doing these days? This isn't the first time, or even the 3rd time that DF has pulled the "we need more moniez guys" bit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. No subject Dec 29, 2015, 22:25 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Gadzooks wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 12:07:
I had stopped using newegg after they refused to take a return from me. I had switched to tigerdirect which was much more customer service friendly.

Well, there goes that idea.

If you live in Canada use Canadacomputers. Tigerdirect though is going to be in for a rude awakening they operate stores and have an online presence here in Canada, and failing to disclose that they refuse returns in a clear manner is going to land them in regulatory hot water. But it sounds like Tigerdirect doesn't want customers anymore, so that makes it easy when I go looking for computer parts.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
9. No subject Dec 29, 2015, 22:21 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Don't worry, Tim will blow through that money like he had the shits and then ask for more money a year and a half from now.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Departure
5. No subject Dec 29, 2015, 22:17 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 29, 2015, 15:53:
No one wants to be Edmonton. That's like serving a sentence.

Well Edmonton is basically the opposite of Toronto or Montreal. There's 'hip' areas, and overpriced areas in all three cities, the nice thing about Edmonton is it generally doesn't have the asshole factor of TO or Montreal. For someone like me, who grew up in small towns Edmonton has always been great when I lived out in western canada. I detest Toronto and Montreal, I lived in Toronto(about a block off the Danforth subway station) back ~10 years ago with my ex for a while. Hated every minute of it, hated the traffic, people, and the nightlife to boot.

Even back then rent was insane, we were paying $1200/mo for a basement apt. Fuck that right in the neck.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
21. No subject Dec 27, 2015, 21:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Dec 27, 2015, 21:35:
Aren't you making the author's, and my, argument here? For the overwhelming majority of the world, their personal computing needs are sufficiently met by the average smart phone. For the overwhelming majority of office workers who use a computer in their work, a laptop built within the last 5-7 years will sufficiently meet the hardware requirements of their computing needs. The only people who have the desperate need for advanced hardware that you claim is so universal are in fact the edge cases: people like YOU or people like ME. For everyone else? Their phone and the MacBook or Dell laptop they got in college 6 or 7 years ago is "good enough".

Games have always been the driving factor behind the increase in PC sales. Whether it be videocards or CPU's, and their ability to do more. It'll swing back, and it's already starting too as you see more companies shift away from console only releases or starting to bring back PC only releases. And with Vulcan coming out soon, it'll be even easier.

You're right that if you're just browsing the internet, watching cat videos and doing word processing a laptop made in the last 5 years is more than sufficient. But smartphones won't replace PC's for crafting documents of any kind.

Then again, having read that article and read articles nearly identical to it for the last 20 years all claiming that PCs are failing, that the end is nigh, and they're all doomed...it hasn't happened yet. But hardware itself is pretty much at a standstill compared to the late 90's and early 00's, when we saw speeds jump from 300Mhz to 1.5Ghz in the span of a year and change. There's no pressing need for high-end devices because the software isn't there to demand it, don't forget either that we're at the edge of quantum computing as well. While I doubt they'll become the big thing at home, I expect optical CPUs to be the consumer grade level in the next 10-15 years. Not forgetting moores law either.
 
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News Comments > Steam Issues Fixed
19. No subject Dec 26, 2015, 20:43 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jimnms wrote on Dec 26, 2015, 20:13:
Valve is the worst company when it comes to communicating with its customers.


Never had to deal with Bell Canada or Rogers Telecommunications huh? Valve isn't even close to the worst.
 
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Tech Bits
7. No subject Dec 25, 2015, 00:04 Mashiki Amiketo
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 24, 2015, 22:20:
Got a 500 gig for $85 was it during Thanks G. That gives you plenty of room to move games in and out of it, that one currently plays and can benefit from the SSD speed.

Yeah I'm completely surprised at how fast the cost on SSD's have fallen and their size has increased. Two years ago I picked up a 120GB job for $79, this year if I shop around I can get 500GB easily enough.
 
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