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Description mayor of FUNKVILLE, BABY!!!
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Signed On May 10, 2008, 04:00
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2016, 02:18 Nucas
 
Tom wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 18:46:
I saw auto-playing video ads on here on my phone the other day and was like ... ok, that's it, I'm done trying to browse this site on my phone. It was a nice read during lunch or whatever but I'll stick with a reddit app instead. Not only do the video ads make everything slower, but I only get 500MB of cellular data per month and having that wasted by stupid video ads is not acceptable.

In case anyone is wondering what kind of crappy phone I have that can't do ad-blocking ... it's a Windows Phone, Lumia 1020. Great camera and phone functionality, but that's about all it's got going for it at this point. The app situation is abysmal. Even Skype, owned by Microsoft for FIVE YEARS NOW, still runs like utter crap on it. But I digress.

have you tried an rss reader? nextgen reader (links with feedly) or weave were solid on windows phone as i recall. i mean if you're not going to read the site at all why not? convenient regardless, getting everything in one place for quick browsing. get it set up with nextgen and you're good to go for desktop too via feedly, or if you switch to iphone/android where feedly has a great presence.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2016, 15:25 Nucas
 
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 14:52:
So, something's gone terribly wrong with bluesnews and my phone. The page refuses to load more than the first 3 or so entries, and the safari locks up. This is not a constant thing, it's every 2 or 3 times I check, so it's likely an ad that's doing something so confusing to my phone that it locks up the browser.
This is the third time or so that an ad has caused me issues, but the previous ones were looping App Store redirects. Sorry, but I'm now running the ad blocker browser, and surprise, zero issues. I don't mind the ads displaying, they're what supports this site. But when those ads directly keep me from seeing the content...well, the ads lose.

i sometimes get hangs on chrome on my desktop when it loads the video ads. i usually have to block ads to type replies then unblock. i guess there's no such middle ground on mobile.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2016, 12:24 Nucas
 
ahh you guys have that crazy weather last night also blue? i'm on the coast and we had tornado warnings and big wind gusts all day. some of the roads close to the beach were closed for flooding.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 25, 2016, 03:10 Nucas
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 02:32:
Blue wrote on Feb 24, 2016, 20:07:
Redwood wrote on Feb 24, 2016, 17:32
test is 20! We're so old. I think it was just the month before that I upgraded to a Pentium 166MHz, for an obscene amount of money. Just in time for Qtest though! [/quote:

I still remember marveling at those low-poly models. The future had arrived.

It's strange that E:D and SC look better than the pre-rendered stuff in Babylon 5. Technology man, like, wow.

i thought about that a lot when i played fallout 4. back in the day in fallout 1, i wanted to be able to look around and wander so bad and thought i'd never see the day.

and still such a ways to go when i think about it. i saw people saying "man we're getting close to photo-realism" about that uncharted 4 trailer and i still remember hearing the same thing about q2test!
 
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News Comments > Hitman Cinematic; Live Component Detailed
4. Re: Hitman Cinematic; Live Component Detailed Feb 25, 2016, 03:00 Nucas
 
Task wrote on Feb 24, 2016, 18:26:
How much time is limited to 'elusive' contracts however, in real-time they say anywhere between an hour or beyond. If its limited, there wouldn't be a whole lot of time to plan the most elaborate kill like the old hitman games.

i rather like the sound of more fluid kills. i always wanted to like hitman but the game ultimately felt like a puzzle game to me - and the core mechanic is reloading a save.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Quantum Break
12. Re: Gone Gold - Quantum Break Feb 22, 2016, 02:10 Nucas
 
Flo wrote on Feb 20, 2016, 02:55:
Nucas wrote on Feb 20, 2016, 02:04:
i was stoked about this until i found out it was windows store only. unfortunately being a windows store app means:

no fullscreen exclusive
no vsync options, vsync always on
no sli/crossfire support
can't launch it from the exe, so no steam overlay support
no mods or sweetfx

comparing it to GFWL isn't hyperbole, windows 10 store is honestly worse.

What are you talking about? I think the exe has similar DRM to steam. Got some proof? I found this: https://goo.gl/TrflTZ
Nvidia Inspector for Rise of the Tomb Raider seems to have the same problem on Win Store and Steam but can be fixed if you read through this thread.

it's nothing to do with drm. if anyone managed to pirate the game it would have the same limitations. anything sold on the windows store must be a 'windows app', built with the uwp framework and running inside appcontainer. rise of the tomb raider had all the above limitations, so do the fable legends closed beta and minecraft w10 edition - and so i expect will quantum break.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
6. Re: Sunday Interviews Feb 22, 2016, 01:45 Nucas
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 21, 2016, 13:41:
Yes, yes, we get it already all white men are the epitome of evil and everything wrong in the Universe. Rolleyes

uhh yeah that's what the article was about. the girls don't actually feel that way. they were mad the interviews were cut down to negative commentary only, and spun into another "GAMING'S DARK SIDE" fluff piece
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 21, 2016, 13:24 Nucas
 
i really wish we had the option here of different internet providers. the only choice in this area began throttling primetime youtube and netflix traffic a month or two ago. they went so overboard with it a few days ago that while the sites were loading fine, the videos just timed out forcing me to finally set up a vpn on all my devices to use the services i already pay to access.  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Quantum Break
5. Re: Gone Gold - Quantum Break Feb 20, 2016, 02:04 Nucas
 
i was stoked about this until i found out it was windows store only. unfortunately being a windows store app means:

no fullscreen exclusive
no vsync options, vsync always on
no sli/crossfire support
can't launch it from the exe, so no steam overlay support
no mods or sweetfx

comparing it to GFWL isn't hyperbole, windows 10 store is honestly worse.
 
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News Comments > More SEGA Freebies
12. Re: Elite: Dangerous Beta 2 Launches Feb 19, 2016, 12:31 Nucas
 
Pundit Guy wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 10:13:
007Bistromath wrote on Feb 19, 2016, 10:10:
I'm guessing after that they'll want a urine sample and a notarized statement that Sega are legally empowered to administer corporal punishment if you attempt to engage the official Sonic twitter account in erotic roleplay.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

i'm doing my part!

Would you like to know more?
 
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News Comments > More SEGA Freebies
8. Re: More SEGA Freebies Feb 19, 2016, 00:29 Nucas
 
Ant wrote on Feb 18, 2016, 23:56:
I still haven't gotten my key from signing up with its required mailing list.

me neither. i guess this is that one time they say 24 hours and really really mean it.

looking forward to firing up condemned. what a game! nothing quite like it on combat and atmosphere.
 
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News Comments > The Division Free With NVIDIA Cards
9. Re: The Division Free With NVIDIA Cards Feb 18, 2016, 03:41 Nucas
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Feb 18, 2016, 01:22:
Is this game still nothing but spamming your weapon like a 2003 arcady shooter? I saw a couple gameplay videos a few months back and it was nothing but bullet spraying with players and npcs barely taking damage.

until you level up and loot better gear. it's supposed to be rpg-esque.
 
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News Comments > Warren Spector Joining Otherside for System Shock 3
36. Re: Warren Spector Joining Otherside for System Shock 3 Feb 18, 2016, 02:00 Nucas
 
DangerDog wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 16:21:
There are mods that turn off the weapons breaking and the infinite enemy spawns for SS2, makes it much more enjoyable.

The real ending to SS2 was lost I believe to a hard drive crash and the one they ended up putting in the game was a last minute hack.

i remember that, but ken levine claims someone made the wrong ending cinematic requiring rewrites. which doesn't make any real sense since it was just animated and rendered in engine.

it's actually funny reading his claims about this very different game they had planned when considering bioshock. he had a chance to make a whole new game and then didn't just make a game like system shock 2, he made a game that was system shock 2. the same isolated environment, the same characters, the same story beats and exact same villain reveal, the same mediocre gunplay and psi powers-- i mean, plasmids, the hacking, etc etc. just dumbed down a notch for console tards and more plot beats pushed into the background with audio logs.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 18, 2016, 00:53 Nucas
 
power protects itself.  
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News Comments > Californium Released
8. Re: Californium Released Feb 18, 2016, 00:50 Nucas
 
heroin wrote on Feb 17, 2016, 21:48:
here's my steam comment on it

http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197969919551/recommended/402060

nice little write up, thanks. amusing trend in your user names hahaha
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Feb 18, 2016, 00:47 Nucas
 
i wonder how fucked up the next generation is going to be growing up on such a short leash. and when they're going to need to be tough, to make something of the shitshow the world is becoming in the next few years. i don't envy them.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 18, 2016, 00:44 Nucas
 
i do have to wonder how much of shatner's recollections are sincere and how much is him rewriting his memory. i remember when george takei sent him an invitation to his wedding which shatner skipped, then publicly groused about not getting invited. apparently takei is used to this bullshit because he'd sent the invite certified.  
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News Comments > The Walking Dead: Michonne Pre-purchases
2. Re: The Walking Dead: Michonne Pre-purchases Feb 18, 2016, 00:38 Nucas
 
i just can't get into their games. they put me to sleep.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
14. Re: etc., etc. Feb 16, 2016, 16:00 Nucas
 
Creston wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 09:48:
Forza Horizon 3. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

Also, yeah, that KotOR remake is likely going to get Cease & Desisted by Disney Real Soon Now(tm)

i don't even know what those guys are thinking. black mesa is the only example of a successful remake, but they had valve's active blessing and a license to distribute it! and they're talking about being open to donations to make this.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Mel Gibson Feb 16, 2016, 15:54 Nucas
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 12:38:
sauron wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 11:02:
I think Pillars of Eternity: the White March Part 2 is getting released today - my game just started a 1.8GB update. News on it here:

PoE White March part 2

Is the expansion worth buying? The base game is absolutely great!

Really? I despised it. In fact I just started trying it again and ended up uninstalling it after a few hours. Horrible mechanics and needlessly verbose and hackneyed writing. It's easily Obsidian's worst game by a long shot. It appears to be one of those love it or hate it affairs for most and I'm firmly in the latter camp.

"bad mechanics" sounds like "i'm not used to it and therefore it is bad". everyone hated it at first but the mechanics are solid.

the writing though, urghhh.. it is so densely written, i still don't fully comprehend the plot. without any publisher oversight they just went crazy, writing and writing and writing in their design echo chamber, the "less conventional" the better.

worth noting though that the "soul views" you can get of people are all backer written which is why they're universally terrible.
 
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