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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 27, 2017, 08:45 Verno
 
Nintendo made 2 million of the NES classic which was a horrible miscalculation of the demand. They also gave Japan over half of the fucking allocation despite home console sales diminishing rapidly there. They claim they will do better this time but it will need to be a lot better to meet demand. Like 10 million minimum. They already announced it was a time limited run too which is a mistake, the hoarders will hoover them up.

This comment was edited on Jun 27, 2017, 10:25.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 21, 2017, 18:57 Verno
 
Ethereum just crashed, well timed article lol.  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer
11. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Trailer Jun 15, 2017, 13:56 Verno
 
This looks amazing, can't wait. It's great seeing a return to FPS games of old.  
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News Comments > Metro Exodus Announced
2. Re: Metro Exodus Announced Jun 12, 2017, 11:17 Verno
 
I'm very interested, the first games were tightly scripted and very tense. Be interesting to see how it translates to quasi-open world.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 1, 2017, 13:16 Verno
 
Pigeon wrote on Jun 1, 2017, 10:46:
Picked up an Asus 27" 1440p IPS over the memorial day weekend. Had been hoping to see improved versions with HDR and better back light bleed control coming out, but the manufactures seem to be focused on curved screens and 35" monstrosities. Speaking of back light bled, it's there, but I only notice it when staring at a black screen, which has only occurred when I purposely created a black screen to look for bleeding. I can't say it's made me a better FPS player, but at least some of those, 'how the fuck did they see me' moments are understandable now. Turns out, bigger screen + better colors and light levels = easier to distinguish targets.

There are some HDR models coming to smaller screen sizes soon but they're going to be exorbitantly priced. You made a good choice, I have a monitor with the same panel from Acer, its the bees knees.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 31, 2017, 11:40 Verno
 
This shit is getting ridiculous, I am not being barred from taking my laptop onto a plane. At some point we have to accept some risk and that's ok, we can't try to prevent every possibility. There are better ways to pre-screen people.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2017, 11:34 Verno
 
I smoked a pack a day for almost 15 years then quit, that was nearly 10 years ago. It's one of the hardest things I've had to do mentally, you associate the activity with so many aspects of your life that it almost becomes a companion. Physically I just used the patch and stopped after the first week but the mental adjustment took a good month or two.

I can't say I really miss it at all. Costs a ton of money to just accelerate your own death. The difference in your quality of life is huge and absolutely worth the effort. If anyone ever wants to quit and needs help just toss me a PM, I would be happy to offer advice and resources.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 5 in February
9. Re: Far Cry 5 in February May 26, 2017, 11:16 Verno
 
Meh I need to see more details. I hope this isn't the same crap where 800 people worked on it so it got cut up into very generic, repetitive slices. Have they learned anything from other open world games recently? I really don't want to hunt pelts to craft ammo pouches, repeat the same 5 activities until I bleed from the eyes or watch a loot animation 10000 times.

Just hearing the premise/setting isn't giving me any hope either, the whole "cut off and must fan the flames of resistance" sounds suspiciously like "liberate 50 outposts" from the other games.

After the surprisingly ok Watch_Dogs 2 I would like to be optimistic but...it's Ubisoft. Ghost Recon Wildlands could not have been a more generic, bland experience.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse May 26, 2017, 09:54 Verno
 
Apparently Mixer is just Beam which was Twitch competitor that was bought out by Microsoft. Simply yet another niche Microsoft was way too late to the party with. They couldn't use the Beam name internationally due to copyright or something so they switched to the equally bland "Mixer".

Microsoft seems doomed to be the lame uncle who catches onto trends years after they were relevant. Xbox was the only decent thing they've done in 20 years and even that feels more like a happy accident when you look at how mismanaged its been.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Morning Mobilization May 25, 2017, 11:07 Verno
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 25, 2017, 08:49:
Speaking of sci-fi, has anyone else seen Alien: Covenant yet? I hadn't even been planning to bother seeing it, but then the critics were mostly positive, and... it's actually quite good. The villain, played by Michael Fassbender, is easily the most interesting movie villain in years: he's legitimately menacing, brilliant but diabolical, and, most importantly, you can't ever assume he's actually going to be defeated. The film mines many of the same themes as Prometheus but unlike that mess -- which seemed to be pasted together from at least three different scripts -- there's some genuine thematic richness surrounding this movie's exploration of the relationship between creation and mortality, genius and madness. As is typical for Scott, even in his terrible movies, the cinematography and production design are superb. Plus, it's legitimately terrifying, at least in an IMAX theater.

My only complaint is that too many of the doomed colonists clearly exist only to die, leaving them underwritten, and the third act is a bit rushed and perfunctory. Some will probably complain of a plot twist being too obvious, but they will miss the point that you are supposed to consider that twist a likely, but not certain, possibility, and the length at which it's foreshadowed, yet not immediately resolved, leaves you questioning whether the twist is actually coming or not, creating further tension.

The best thing I can say is that while this probably won't achieve the same cult status as the first two films, this nevertheless is the first watchable, enjoyable, and genuinely pretty good Alien film since 1986.

We saw it on the weekend and really enjoyed it. I didn't care for Prometheus, it felt like a disjointed mess and featured some terrible casting choices. This definitely restored my faith in Ridley Scott. Without getting into spoilers I thought he struck a great balance in both story depth and action. I really enjoyed the huge cast even though I knew it meant many would just be cannon fodder. It was nice to see the characters making more realistic choices that felt in character, some of the characterization flip flops in Prometheus were maddening by comparison. I'm anxious to see if Scott left anything on the table for a directors cut, great film either way though.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue May 18, 2017, 09:48 Verno
 
One of the grunge greats, RIP Chris.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Financials Reveal Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2
19. Re: Ubisoft Financials Reveal Far Cry 5 and The Crew 2 May 17, 2017, 10:32 Verno
 
Redmask wrote on May 17, 2017, 07:48:
Ubisoft has made a factory operation out of generic open world games, they're the fucking acme widget makers of this industry.

Haha nicely put. What bothers me about Ubisoft is just how little they think of their audience. The same 5-6 missions repeated 100 times, packaged up as gameplay. I can't believe people were defending the Far Cry 4 story, it was an unbelievable pile of shit. Pagan Min's onscreen and offscreen characterizations are completely different, they throw insulting "moral choices" at you with no real narrative purpose and the supporting characters are the usual bunch of forgettable "do our fetch quest" types with one aspect personalities. I doubt most people could even remember a single name of the bunch without a Google search. The best part of Far Cry 4 is that you can end it in the first 15 minutes.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 15, 2017, 09:26 Verno
 
Boothe was always consistent and chewed scenery like few others. He was excellent in Frailty and Tombstone too.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect Series on Hold?
32. Re: Mass Effect Series on Hold? May 11, 2017, 09:21 Verno
 
I found Mass Effect: Andromeda was a maddening combination of bugs, glitches and jank. This is the patched version by the way, not some pirated copy. The game has huge issues with micro stutter in various locations (Eos and the Nexus especially) and no its not my machine, its a widely reported optimization issue acknowledged by Bioware. There is no excuse for releasing something so poorly optimized on ALL platforms, even the consoles got fucked on this. The scripting and dialogue are held together with scotch tape, sometimes people just turn away from you while speaking and other times characters just end a conversation abruptly. People warp in and out of objects, slide around the scene and etc.

I know writing is inherently subjective but I thought it was a very noticeable step down from previous games, particularly the characterization. I felt no real stakes in the story and couldn't take it very seriously. There were a few isolated sidequests I enjoyed (Movie Night is awesome) but that was about it. This was just a really lackluster experience all around.
 
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News Comments > EA Financials Reveal 19 Million BF1 Players
11. Re: EA Financials Reveal 19 Million BF1 Players May 10, 2017, 09:39 Verno
 
Osc8r wrote on May 9, 2017, 23:26:
BF1 sucked balls. Played it for like a week and i was done, uninstalled.

Played BF2 and BF4 on and off for years.

I had fun with it but yeah it was fleeting, the game lacks depth. The ribbon system was abysmal too. I've logged less than 80 hours in this, the lowest yet for any BF game. Perhaps I'm just tiring of the formula though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 4, 2017, 16:10 Verno
 
Dacote wrote on May 4, 2017, 13:59:
jdreyer wrote on May 4, 2017, 13:04:
AMD and Nvidia silicon manufacturing secrets allegedly stolen and sold to China.

Fckin China man.
It ain't China's fault.
Where there's a demand a supply will follow.
Maybe we'll get cheaper gpu's out of it.

What the fuck. No one else is entitled to TSMCs IP just because they want it for free. A former engineer fucking stole company IP to sell to a competitor. The GPU market already has very generous entry level price points and that is a poor justification anyway. I hope I am just misreading sarcasm here or something jesus fucking christ.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization May 2, 2017, 12:54 Verno
 
Windows with only the Windows Store is a terrible joke. It's a fucking cesspool. I hope you can just install Windows 10 Enterprise on that thing or something, the hardware at least looks decent.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse May 1, 2017, 13:11 Verno
 
Live TV streaming has all sorts of gotchas and other problems. That show you want? Its not available for streaming even though everything else is. That game you want to watch? Sorry NFL blackout rules. You can only buy X subscription if you are a member of Y internet provider. Oh and the thing people hate about TV in the form of commercials can sometimes be worse with streaming services. Finally you have huge fragmentation in this market which is great for choice but bad for users who had a tough enough time navigating the byzantine TV world already.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
15. Re: etc., etc. Apr 28, 2017, 11:24 Verno
 
It has nothing to do with insecurity, people just don't agree with her. Her arguments have been deconstructed in detail already. Given how progressive the industry is now I feel like she missed her moment by about 5 years. Cultural shifts take time, you can't force them.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
31. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 27, 2017, 11:54 Verno
 
History repeating itself yet again.

I think I'll take a go at installing Enterprise on my gaming machine at home, my system seems way less responsive after a few days with this.
 
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