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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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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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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 25, 2017, 12:41 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 25, 2017, 11:11:
Prepare to relearn your favorite OS* as Cortana makes you its bitch while it changes all your settings back to default and hides frequently used system settings. bon appetit

*The new OS includes the much anticipated Tracking 1.3 and Ad Delivery 0.8b

All of my settings were retained actually.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
15. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 24, 2017, 09:26 Verno
 
People like Cutter are the reason we're moving rapidly to redemption systems without codes.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
13. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 18, 2017, 10:39 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 21:25:
You're a smart guy. Use your brain before opening your cake hole.

I've seen no evidence to support this comment, if anything we get daily reminders that it's the opposite.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 17, 2017, 12:30 Verno
 
Even the Microsoft employees I know didn't embrace that whole mess.  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 17, 2017, 11:24 Verno
 
MacLeod wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 10:28:
Got to love BS headlines. The Engadget article is titled "potentially undefeatable" and then in the article, it states "We don't claim to have created an undefeatable ad blocker".

Not to mention that, as an ad blocker, it doesn't even make sense. The reason I use a blocker is all the idiotic pop-up loading, auto video-playing, bandwidth draining ads. If all you're doing is putting a "THIS IS AN AD" over content you're still loading, all of those things are still going to be an issue, and completely defeat the purpose of your "blocker"

For me its the total inability of ad networks to ensure a consistent experience with ads. Auto-playing, auto-loading video/audio ads are beyond obnoxious. I've also had multiple security problems that only occurred due to an ad with an exploit. Awhile back I said fuck it, I block nearly everything now and I support the sites I care about through Patreon and other methods.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2017, 14:46 Verno
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 14:23:
Well as someone who's had several dogs, and just about everyone I know has had them or still does, I've NEVER heard of this problem from any of them. I've NEVER heard of it at all in fact. The beauty of learned behavior is it can be unlearned. It's called operant conditioning. Sounds like you got bad advice. Seek elsewhere.

Here's the thing though, you aren't the center of the universe. There are a whole suite of things that happen all of the time regardless of your presence or awareness. Instead of pretending like things can't happen just because you haven't seen them occur, perhaps you should educate yourself on the subject.

I dated a woman who bred retrievers and sometimes the males will just mark the house regardless. The females wear a diaper for obvious reasons and the males often needed them too when they were acting out territorial/mating behavior. A male will often assert himself through marking as well and if there is uncertainty (moves, change of role, etc) this stuff manifests due to anxiety. You can't fix all animal behavioral problems with rewards and reinforcement by the way. Doggie diapers are often used in transition cycles of reinforcement by the way.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Commercial Leaks
23. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Commercial Leaks Apr 12, 2017, 13:35 Verno
 
I'm glad you retain some optimism, but we've had game after game from Dice of the last decade, and they seem to be declining in quality. If the trend holds, this one will be the most simplistic, lowest common denominator of all.

EDIT: I forgot that people really liked BF1. Still, even BF1 suffers from a lot of issues that made older BF games great like offline modes and modding.

I haven't lost faith in Dice yet but to be fair this was a cash-in sub brand so its not exactly difficult to see why people are dubious. I thought the first one was fairly mindless so I will be interested to see if they added some much needed depth to it.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Commercial Leaks
20. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Commercial Leaks Apr 12, 2017, 13:20 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 13:19:
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 10:51:
VaranDragon wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 09:23:
"Game Engine Footage" my ass...

Visuals have never been an issue for EA's Battlefront. It's the content that's going to be the issue.

QFT.

So sad. Dice games used to be something so greatly anticipated.

Battlefield 1 was pretty good though. For a month or two which was plenty of game time for the money.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Commercial Leaks
15. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Commercial Leaks Apr 12, 2017, 13:06 Verno
 
Rigs wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 11:30:
See, this is what drives me nuts about gamers today...you guys have no clue what's in the game at this point, only that it has a story underpinning and covers all three trilogies...and has 'heroes', like the first. The game could literally have everything you're all complaining about wanting but you don't know. Yet we'll complain anyway. I'm guilty of it too but I think that for this industry to return to what it was back in it's heyday, we need some optimism and enthusiasm. I'm not saying to go out and pre-order but maybe be a little excited about things. I constantly (constantly) hear people wanting another Tie Fighter, including myself, and this could be a big step to that. It looks like it's going to have more focus on space combat.

I have the smallest bit of hope that EA heard all the complaints about the first and is going to change it. And for once, I'm going to go in excited to see what they'll give us this time instead of grumbling about it. Will I be disappointed? Probably. But fuck, I'm tired of being down and negative about this shit all the time. The mood is always 80% 'It's gonna fail - hard!' and 20% 'Well it might rock'. We need to change that.

Nah, there are plenty of cheerleading avenues for games already, they have full on PR departments and whole community websites surrounding them. There is no need to change anything, people have every right to be cynical about the gaming industry if that's what they want to do. This sub-franchise in particular was a big disappointment to many people so they have historical precedent for their concern. Feel free to praise it up to the stars, you're entitled to your opinion like everyone else but no one else needs to change anything.

Bitch on gamers, keep the industry honest IMO
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
9. Re: Evening Interviews Apr 12, 2017, 08:41 Verno
 
I still remember his big Milo scam at the Kinect reveal. The most obvious load of bullocks I've seen. You're right Peter, it was a disaster, one that you played a big part in.  
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