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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 15, 2016, 16:22 Verno
 
Acleacius wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 15:44:
Terrible news in France... Cry

Unrelated question, does anyone recommend a replacement for zonealarm firewall? checkpoint is far to untrustworthy but a stripped down version of just the firewall is a decent product. You just can't get the stripped down version now days. It's a choice of bloat if you buy or popups with free.

I find most of those Windows software firewalls to be pretty ineffective, I'd suggest you just run pfSense on something instead. Ignore the enterprise stuff on the webpage, you can just download it and run it on whatever hardware you have laying around and do some Youtube tutorials. It has a WebGUI and if you have novice knowledge of networking you'll be fine, google is good for the rest. I run it on an old box now that acts as both a router and a firewall appliance.

Alternatively just use the built in Windows firewall and secure it with some custom rules.
 
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News Comments > GeForce 10 DPC Latency Issue
7. Re: GeForce 10 DPC Latency Issue Jul 15, 2016, 14:02 Verno
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 12:16:
Tarmarna wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 11:37:
Glad to see at least one tech news site (Blue's News) reporting on this DPC Latency problem with the 10 series NVidia drivers.

Shame on other tech sites that have so far failed to even notice the problem after all the reviews and so called testing of the the cards after launch.

NVidia make great cards, drivers are complex, but tech sites and companies need to do better testing.


Yeah. So do manufacturers.

Remember that one thing that happened a long time ago where AMD released a card that violated specs that exist for a reason, and they pretended it was an accident, and then they released a driver to fix it but the cards still demanded way more power than they should have for the amount of performance they gave? And then they were like "we fixed it! Sorry guys. :D" and then we all just point and smile at each other and we just laughed and laughed. Silly little things like this happen.

Oh man, omega burn right there
 
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News Comments > New AMD Crimson Drivers
15. Re: New AMD Crimson Drivers Jul 12, 2016, 13:56 Verno
 
El Pit wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 11:07:
AMD delivers underclocking features where others provide overclocking features. That is definitely a different approach! Rotfl

Not to mention delivering a 300W GPU that performs like a 970 in the majority of usage cases takes some nerve

The Vulkan performance gains aren't surprising. AMDs OGL performance was frankly shameful and had huge CPU overhead. Vulkan cut the overhead way down and the one area where AMD isn't doing horrible is async compute right now. You'll notice though that this same performance jump can be seen in Nvidia cards + shitty CPUs. There were benches last night with an i7-920 and a TitanX showing similar performance gains. Relatively speaking Nvidia is still behind in async compute on the 1070/1080 and has more work to do in this area.

If AMD could deliver something that could perform like a 1080 but has similar gains under DX12/Vulkan without burning down a house then things could get interesting. That's a big if though. It's way too hot this summer to own an AMD card for me
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 12, 2016, 13:05 Verno
 
Not great so far outside of some Sennheiser headphones but certainly better than last years "diapers and phone charger salezzz!" affair  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 11, 2016, 11:06 Verno
 
I tried to go back a few months ago. Leveling is so fast now, almost too fast as you can never "finish" an area before you outlevel it. As Redmask mentioned Warlords is a really meh expansion, good story telling but mediocre gameplay and the garrison stuff is just grindy shit.

What ultimately made me to decide to leave again was the fact that everyone was gone. Like everyone I had played with is gone, probably for good. All of the old guilds I knew? Gone. Hell in my realm forum the last post was from like 3 months ago, seriously. The dungeon/raid finders are solid but rarely do you meet anyone through it, people just treat each other as an expendable resource that doesn't matter.

They've been pretty good with phasing and cross-server stuff but even then running around outside of newbie zones I barely saw anyone. I felt like I was playing an MMO by myself, all of the grind and none of the social stuff. I gave up after I realized that I've moved on in my head and the game will never be what it was before. That's fine, no game should last forever.

Anyways for what its worth my vote is to play something else
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - No Man's Sky
40. Re: Gone Gold - No Man's Sky Jul 8, 2016, 13:01 Verno
 
Be quiet Cutter, you lost all right to play the "dont quote trolls" card long ago and besides it was just humor. You know, humor? Google it sometime.

 
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News Comments > Turbine Layoffs
3. Re: Turbine Layoffs Jul 8, 2016, 12:57 Verno
 
Free to play, mobile development studio. So in 2 years they're going to make glorified gambling apps for iOS? Woohoo?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Op Ed Jul 6, 2016, 14:53 Verno
 
LibertyOrDeath wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 11:00:
What a left-wing, uneducated voting for corrupt politicians, thing to say...I guess some would rather vote for lying above the law politicians like Hillary. Wait, maybe I should have made this into a signature so Blue won't get offended? lol

"Preacher: You don't want to lose the wife-beatin', squirrel-murderin' redneck vote. I imagine that's a key demographic for you."

Wrong section. And you suck.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 6, 2016, 14:40 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Jul 6, 2016, 14:11:
Golbez... is my brother?!

FF4 owns so much, I miss the old FF games
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 6, 2016, 11:10 Verno
 
I don't share the same concerns. I think the 1060 will be priced right at the same point and supply issues will be largely worked out by then. This could totally derail AMDs strategy of chasing marketshare and ceding performance. AIBs are rumored to be pretty upset with the margins on the 480 so it will be interesting to see what they do for the 1060.  
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News Comments > CS: GO Gambling Scam
8. Re: CS: GO Gambling Scam Jul 4, 2016, 14:32 Verno
 
Someone better hide the entire mobile gaming sphere from this guy or he'd have a heart attack.  
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News Comments > Josh Mosqueira Leaves Blizzard
28. Re: Josh Mosqueira Leaves Blizzard Jul 4, 2016, 14:29 Verno
 
Tachikoma wrote on Jul 3, 2016, 14:49:
Well, like I said, RLs require a change of mindset and a new approach, otherwise you`ll think something along the lines of that wildly inaccurate statements above. I know, because I used to dismiss roguelikes too, though for different reasons.

I find most of your comments to make little sense and this one is no improvement. You don't play Diablo for a rogue like the same way you don't load up a sports game expecting your JRPG fix. You're making a apples to oranges comparison and then somehow trying to conflate people disagreeing with a lack of understanding. People understand roguelikes just fine, they aren't some unknown phenomenon that requires intellectual rumination. They sometimes just don't like them for the same reason some people don't like Diablo.
 
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News Comments > G2A Planning Changes
66. Re: G2A Planning Changes Jun 30, 2016, 14:06 Verno
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 16:33:
Verno wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 16:08:
Tachikoma wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 14:51:
I just shed a tear for those poor folks at Steam, scrapping on minimal margins because their operational costs are sooooooooo high!

What a fucking joke this is. Anybody (most?) here old enough to remember "why games cost so much" perennial articles from mags before the digital era? It was always that samey diagram with "real" stores and real media eating up huge chunk of the price.

People were dreaming "ah if only we could eliminate these awful costs! games would be so cheap..." And guess what happened then? A funny thing: games in digi distribution are either the same price or MORE expensive than physical copies.

TL;DR: If you think extortionate digital prices are caused by anything else than pure greed and "because we can!" attitude you`re delusional.

This is a pretty dumb argument. The cost of development has skyrocketed since then, any benefit from going digital has long since been wiped out.

On the one hand, yes, but on the the other hand, the addressable market has also skyrocketed. There are a lot more gamers on consoles and PC than back when the budgets were smaller. The fact that the price for a full price game has barely changed in the last 15 - 20 years shows that both effects about equalize.

Besides, I remember very well that publishers promised us to pass on any cost advantages from the move to digital. Of course that never happened. New games are still 49.99 to 59.99 (often times the latter these days since publishers like to apply console pricing to the PC version, too).

Yeah, that's why I said the only reason prices have remained stable is due to economy of scale. The market growth still doesn't explain away the massive rise in costs though. People think that saving $10 on packaging means that it offsets payroll being 20x what it used to be, well uh LOL. Yeah no sorry, that ain't how it works.

It's fine to argue that some suit at EA isn't going to give you a break on price unless you force his hand but claiming Steam is somehow holding back money or that digital distribution has lowered costs is nuts. Those cost savings were passed onto the consumer several times over already, particularly in the PC market.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2016, 12:46 Verno
 
Glad to hear it worked out, cheers Blue.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2016, 11:45 Verno
 
I'm not sure if its just the metal arm/brace itself but there are some Ebay sellers with arms and stuff if you decide to fix it. When mine gets to that point I will probably pick up a used chair to gut for parts, I see them around here for $200-300. Anyways good luck and let us know how it goes.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2016, 11:10 Verno
 
Missed the last page about 16 years. I'm surprised it didn't go longer but oh well, that's a pretty respectable lifespan. Personally I would re-up but Humanscale and Steelcase both have great options these days too. Sounds like its time to take Mrs Blue shopping and oh look, we can stop at this showroom on the way what a coincidence!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2016, 10:47 Verno
 
I would definitely see if you can get it serviced under warranty. That's kind of nuts that the metal just sheared right off, definitely a defect unless it was purchased used.

The gamer chair market is a pile of garbage, overpriced crap with dodgy ergonomics at best.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
3. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 29, 2016, 10:43 Verno
 
AMD delivered a hot, loud 970 at a lower price point? Meh. I guess they're shooting for market share but the card itself doesn't really impress me. For 1080p its decent but I think people would be more likely to check out the inevitably better performing 1060 when it arrives. I hope it just puts pressure on Nvidia to price the 1070 more reasonably.  
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News Comments > G2A Planning Changes
48. Re: G2A Planning Changes Jun 28, 2016, 16:08 Verno
 
Tachikoma wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 14:51:
I just shed a tear for those poor folks at Steam, scrapping on minimal margins because their operational costs are sooooooooo high!

What a fucking joke this is. Anybody (most?) here old enough to remember "why games cost so much" perennial articles from mags before the digital era? It was always that samey diagram with "real" stores and real media eating up huge chunk of the price.

People were dreaming "ah if only we could eliminate these awful costs! games would be so cheap..." And guess what happened then? A funny thing: games in digi distribution are either the same price or MORE expensive than physical copies.

TL;DR: If you think extortionate digital prices are caused by anything else than pure greed and "because we can!" attitude you`re delusional.

This is a pretty dumb argument. The cost of development has skyrocketed since then, any benefit from going digital has long since been wiped out. Do you have any idea what just payroll alone on a major project costs nowadays? If anything its remarkable that game prices haven't gone further up, only economy of scale has let price points remain so low. You also don't seem to realize that Steam does not set prices, publishers and developers do. There's no such thing as a good margin when your competition is fraud and can drop price to whatever it wants by the way. Steams margin is pretty fair considering what they deliver but there are plenty of non-Steam options with lower prices that don't resort to fraud that can be used instead.
 
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News Comments > New Turtle Rock Studios IP
8. Re: New Turtle Rock Studios IP Jun 20, 2016, 12:42 Verno
 
nin wrote on Jun 20, 2016, 11:02:
Yeah, I always chuckle about the folks that bought into that one. There was a guy here who dropped $100, right off the bat...


Eh whatever, dude was just excited. You've bought into plenty of stinkers too.
 
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