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News Comments > Mass Effect Andromeda Video
9. No subject Jun 16, 2016, 00:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
SlimRam wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 23:23:
I played the last 3 games a ridiculous, almost embarrassing amount and loved every damn minute of it. More Mass Effect can NEVER be a bad thing!
Long as they don't offer the 3 coloured endings and give everyone a hearty "fuck you" over it, I'll be happy with a new ME game.
 
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News Comments > Elder Scrolls VI in Development
1. No subject Jun 14, 2016, 10:19 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Let's hope they learned from the clusterfuck that is Fo4 and gutting the entire dialog system because reasons.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
34. No subject Jun 13, 2016, 23:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 13, 2016, 16:01:
Hopefully never. Those incompetent hacks should only be allowed to fuck up their own IP and no longer that of innocent third parties.
Got some pretty shit taste there. Especially since NV is still twice the game FO4 is.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
8. No subject Jun 13, 2016, 11:28 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Great. Now we have to deal with the console fucks trying to steal our skyrim mods too. Hopefully they'll have a better system in place by the time this is released.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. No subject Jun 10, 2016, 08:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 10, 2016, 03:49:

Nah, if they can't find Americans to work cheap, they'll either hire H1-Bs, or just offshore completely. Seeing it happen at work right now. They know Indians will work for $20-30K less than Americans, because the money is worth 10x as much when they return it home.

That's what's happening here in Canada as well. The conservatives turned around and closed up most of that program(TFW -- tfw's are like H1Bs but can work at pretty much anyjob) when people started to complain. Trudeau turned around and opened it right back up, there's a couple of good cases in the last year where tradesmen(welders/pipefitters) in the oil patch have been laid off, and the company replaced them all with out-of-country workers who were paid 50% of the rate. Another case here in Ontario where everyone was laid off from a heavy machining plant, and all TFW's replaced them at 40% of the wages before.

This is actually causing a wage depression, and it's the first steps in creating a deflationary spiral.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Free DLC
10. No subject Jun 10, 2016, 01:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 16:40:
I wish this game had some of the graphical polish and charm that Simcity traditionally had. The overall execution was great, but it always felt like one of those budget simulator titles, albeit a really good budget simulator.

I thought Cities was way overrated for what it was. They really rode the coattails of the debacle that was Simcity 5.

Considering that it's their first game? I'd say they did pretty well. Comparing it against the SimmCity games, especially 5, they did a great job. All it'll take is them learning from it. The most successful way to do things in a lot of areas is look at what someone has done where people were expecting great things, and when it falls slat on it's face show them your version and start building a fan base from there. Looks like they learned that one without a problem.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 in November
27. No subject Jun 9, 2016, 02:36 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 22:21:


Also, I didn't think Aiden Pierce was a bad protagonist.

He wasn't but the writing didn't help at all and made the character seem too flat.

Anyway, check the tags on steam. My favorite so far? Dating Sim and Anime.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. No subject Jun 8, 2016, 10:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Blue wrote on Jun 8, 2016, 09:55:
Yeah, I see no rash, but I have had the fever, chills, headache, fatigue, and muscle and joint aches. Probably nothing, but better safe than sorry.

The problem is that not all the signs can be an indicator. You can have lyme disease for years before anything even begins to show up, the whole "it doesn't show up for a long time after" is very similar to the whole chickenpox/shingles response. Get the first in childhood, get the latter when you're old.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
40. No subject Jun 5, 2016, 05:26 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 4, 2016, 17:23:
Nice summary, thanks.

Any compatibility issues so far?

The only real compatibility issues so far are the same ones that existed in Win8. Mainly relating to audio driver changes or programs that fail to adhere to the newer forms of security protection within the OS itself. Many of the audio driver issues can be "fixed" by disabling all audio devices, then re-enabling them after the program runs. Programs though? If they don't adhere to the newer security protections, and behave properly to kernel panics will be a pain in the ass. But Win10 has a built in VM software, so you can install WinXP/7 and run everything from within that.

If on the other hand, you're a programmer by trade stuff like fast ring updates can be very useful so you can see if MS is going to break stuff. Other things: Windows memory management is different from Win7, which means that apps start quicker because windows keeps a memory cache(kind of like virtual hdd memory) that's always loaded into memory. Usually uses around 1-2GB which is trivial, but makes for a huge difference performance wise. Depending on the programs you're also using, you'll find that windows 10 uses less memory anywhere between 5-10% less, sometimes as much as 20% less memory because it doesn't have to load extra dll's into memory.

Sadly, I'm still waiting the day MS pushes an update and nukes win10 installs. It's going to happen, but overall patch quality has improved since they automatically install all updates now.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
34. No subject Jun 4, 2016, 06:08 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 4, 2016, 03:52:
I wonder if the nagware treats business versions of Windows differently from home versions.

Yep. Though you're still locked into automatic updates, and driver installs. It's easier and you can set better policies. Personally I've been running win10 since it became available out of beta and haven't had any problems with it. What surprises me more then anything is just how well it's been running especially after multiple in-place upgrades. Win7x64 to Win8x64 to Win10x64, though it's starting to show a few problems now and then that I can't track down. So a wipe and reinstall is getting close, probably after I finish Blood and Wine.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. No subject Jun 3, 2016, 13:02 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 3, 2016, 12:25:
Any reason to stay on Win 7?

Not really, and you can block all the crap using spybot anti-beacon, W10Privacy or use this guide. Overall between Win7 and Win10 the latter is the better of the two. Once they get the shit shaken out with vulkan there won't be any reason to keep windows either. You can also set your own security policy and so on, I recommend blocking the "automatically install drivers" BS, since that's just stupid. And update wise there hasn't been problems, but you can build a policy for just critical updates only. Plenty of guides for it.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Expands Gender Options
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 2, 2016, 23:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 2, 2016, 22:28:
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 2, 2016, 22:20:
What about those who identify as Fridgekin?
I have no idea what you are talking about, and I am glad.

Too bad, I identify as an attack helicopter. I demand fueling and rearming facilities!
 
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News Comments > Free GOG.com Copies of Some Steam Games
31. No subject Jun 1, 2016, 23:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 16:15:
So can someone explain to me exactly why steam is this evil devil of software?

I've never had an issue.. ever.

so what's the beef?

Steam is great...as long as you don't mind not having tech support. Or it being in russian, or them not actually responding to your requests. And the paid mods thing they tried, but otherwise it's still great.
 
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News Comments > Dead Island Definitive Collection Released
1. No subject May 31, 2016, 23:35 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Previous owners can get the upgrade for $3 FYI.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
28. No subject May 31, 2016, 13:58 Mashiki Amiketo
 
descender wrote on May 27, 2016, 08:36:
The mere existence of an opinion is not. A judge recuses himself from making a judgement in a conflict of interest, nothing to do with giving an opinion on something.

How little you know about how someone sees something in their own value set. You did watch his video right? You do know why he said that right? No? Go watch the video and come back, then you'll get why I made the statement as I did.
 
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News Comments > Witcher III: The Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine Released
14. No subject May 31, 2016, 13:57 Mashiki Amiketo
 
JayDeath wrote on May 31, 2016, 12:27:
The problem with the DLC and blood and Wine is that the game suggests that you only start B And W with at least a level 34 character. Do I bother even trying with my level 31 character or do I have to grind out 3 more levels before attempting Blood and Wine? Would dropping the game difficulty help? Anyone else having this issue?

Nah you can start at 31. Some of the stuff might be a bit more difficult but it shouldn't be too bad. If the game it too hard, just drop the difficulty and go on your way. I've been able to start stuff 3-4 levels lower then what it recommends and have been playing on deathmarch. The only problem I've found on that level is if you get more then a couple of enemies and you make a mistake you'll quickly eat the dirt. Drop the difficult though? No problems.

Anyway, 5hrs or so in last night and it's quite good. Music is great, just started the witcher master path stuff and quit for the evening.

Stability wise? Rock solid. Occasional frame hitch but nothing really severe, biggest problem? All my keybindings were reset.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
26. No subject May 27, 2016, 08:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on May 22, 2016, 08:33:
He can't review a movie because he had an opinion of the trailer? That's an utter load of nonsense. Again, you don't have a clue what concepts like bias or objectivity mean.

Yes you see some people have this thing called "integrity" and when they believe that their personal integrity is compromised by something, they will recuse themselves because they believe that they're unable to review something without said biases effecting and affecting their statements.

You're doing a very fine job of showing that you're ignorant on how the world actually works.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
24. No subject May 22, 2016, 07:10 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quboid wrote on May 21, 2016, 09:49:

Meritocracy? He wasn't going to review it. Reviewing bad stuff is literally the AVGN characters's entire reason to exist yet this - a movie he hasn't even seen - is going too far. Where's the equality? Even by your argument, James Rolfe was being sexist, you just didn't notice because you are sexist too - something you have repeatedly demonstrated.

I commented that "Ghostbusters looks rubbish therefore criticism is never sexist" is moronic with exactly this in mind. Sometimes, people are just sexist and *not* calling them out is ridiculous.

You're right he wasn't going to review it. He even came out and said he wasn't going to review it because the trailer was so bad, and the movie looked so bad based on that, that he believed in no way he'd be able to review it objectively. Did you even watch his statement as to why he wouldn't review it? Did you catch the part where he said "maybe I'm wrong, and it'll be a great movie." I guess not. Sounds to me you're doing some pretty good listen and believing.

But no, not by my argument was he being sexist. The "merit in that" is he knows he can't be objectively unbiased because the trailers have tainted his view of the movie. Of course, the tired old "but you're a sexist" BS, because you can't figure out that some people have objective standards and know when they can't do something in an unbiased manner says a lot.

That you trotted out the "but you're a sexist too" says that you believe in the WAW effect, far more then anything. Funny that. But no, "people are just sexist and *not* calling them out is ridiculous" simply says you're a bigot.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
22. No subject May 21, 2016, 06:30 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on May 21, 2016, 00:59:
Ok, MA. Let's ignore that few of what you linked to there says anything about sexism.

Let's look at your history on Blues. Anything that involves women tends to get you, well, angrily posting. Anything at all. If women are mentioned, particularly in a "women get the lesser end of this" context, you get angry.

Do you ever consider that maybe, just maybe, you're a bit sexist in what you care about and how you react?

Honest question. You are extremely involved in gender issues, and always take the "women need to shut up" angle.

Assumptions are always a good way to make you look like an ass, doing a pretty bang up job at it so far. Especially the suggestion that I get angry, if I was actually angry you'd know. If anything, I find that more amusing then anything. Perhaps you're so invested in this you find "anger in it" because someone holds a contrary viewpoint. But it's always good to see that someone brings out the "you're a sexist, because reasons" angle.

But no, I'm not extremely involved in gender issues and don't take the "women need to shut up" angle. Rather I take a "you want equality, you can play by the same rules as everyone else" angle. That means merit rules the day, but sadly in this day and age the usual response to that is meritocracy is sexist/racist/homophobic because reasons. Unfortunately or fortunately you seem to take the "WAW effect" to the extremes, and that is a fine example of sexism. Then again, I did too...~15 years or so ago, then I figured out that all that really matters is results.

But let's roll back to all of those articles floating around shall we? How do you reconcile 22+ articles all attacking a reviewer and fans of the movies as sexist because they believe that the trailer is a steaming pile of garbage. Why do you support such blatant sexism?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
20. Re: Out of the Blue May 20, 2016, 23:07 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Spaceherpes wrote on May 20, 2016, 19:52:
You know, it would be amazing if one day we could talk about something without it immediately becoming: "You're a SJW!" and "Oh, yeah, you're a misogynist." Sprinkle in various sentence enhancers for flavor.

Sure. You let me know when the media turns around and stops trotting out the "you're a sexist if you don't want to watch xyzthing" and we'll get right on that.
 
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