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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2015, 10:12 Verno
 
I just hope Lindelof isn't involved in the second film. I really wanted to like Prometheus but it was such a flawed movie in ways that were really frustrating. The Honest Trailer for that movie really nailed it. I wanted to enjoy the broader themes and subtext (a lot of religious imagery in that movie) but the script was a nightmare.

I am pretty stoked about the Neill Blomkamp Alien film too.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 28, 2015, 09:49 Verno
 
I remember last month there was all sorts of consternation about Firefox taking an aggressive stance on Flash, I wonder what the reaction will be from Chrome users. Personally I have no use for Flash anymore and just wish a quick death but I recognize many people need it to play browser games or for marketing purposes.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2015, 09:42 Verno
 
First week of pick em is gonna be a blood bath, so many uncertainties. I followed the draft but didn't keep up much on trades, gotta read the rosters again. Thanks for setting things up Batman.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
23. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 28, 2015, 09:35 Verno
 
Many of those updates have nothing to do with telemetry data and regardless I'm running Windows 10 so none of that is necessary but thanks I guess. Since the Windows Updates on Tuesday I have no more outbound telemetry data to Microsoft on Windows 10 either. I'm very happy with Windows 10 after I disabled Cortana and their useless Bing search engine. Lots of other improvements and they finally made store apps resizeable, got rid of that mobile/tablet first design mantra and so on.  
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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! Unchained Patched
3. Re: Orcs Must Die! Unchained Patched Aug 28, 2015, 09:23 Verno
 
Yeah I was a huge fan of the first two games and talked them up a lot here. Sadly they went off in a bizarre direction with the franchise and now I want nothing to do with their software.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
21. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 28, 2015, 08:49 Verno
 
So we finally find out its already in Windows and no one cared before, much ado about nothing I guess. At least we can finally put the "durr Windows 10 microsux" stuff to bed. The tweaker mentioned in this article is just a collection of switches already inside of Windows in the Privacy panel and through GPO. I guess it might help some people to have everything in one simple interface though. I have no outbound telemetry traffic to Microsoft after disabling everything, they issued a series of updates the past few days which probably took care of a few leftover functions that were leaking data from the old Insider builds.

Im sure none of that shit you turned off will turn itself on again..:

I'm surprised the contradiction here is lost on you. If you don't trust Microsoft to turn things on by themselves in Windows 10, why would you trust them not to do so in any version of Windows? They could easily just label a Windows Update as something different and bam keylogger. Are you personally auditing each update, its file and network access? Come now, it's time for this silliness to end. Microsoft is selling Windows 10 to everyone from enterprise users to mom and pop, no one is going to tolerate them magically turning on things and keylogging you. The lawsuits alone would give Microsoft pause, forgetting any potential for upsetting their golden goose in the enterprise world.
 
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News Comments > PC Assassin's Creed Syndicate Delayed
18. Re: PC Assassin's Creed Syndicate Delayed Aug 27, 2015, 12:50 Verno
 
They've just made too many of them, I can't keep up and don't really want to. The meta narrative is boring, masturbatory crap and while I love the artwork and animations the actual gameplay puts me to sleep. Ubisoft does terrible open world stuff, totally bland and unengaging beyond the spiffy art/graphics. Rockstar does worlds that feel alive, Ubisoft games feel like I'm in a big store filled with mannequins.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 27, 2015, 12:33 Verno
 
Hahaha political corruption in Rhode Island? Impossible!  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 27, 2015, 12:09 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 27, 2015, 08:23:
I'll even concede that you and anyone tech savy enough (including myself here) can disable the adware/spyware shit without a lot of hassle. However MOST people are about as tech savy as a doorknob. MOST people will click "I agree" to whatever Microsoft puts up, and wont think twice about it. MOST people will allow their Win10 machine to install, patch, sniff, and generally bloat their PC with little or no knowledge of these things. This is what I was getting at.

See this is why you should install Windows 10 in a VM and see for yourself because thats flawed logic. You get to control all of the privacy related toggles at installation time and they're all labeled. You can also adjust them at any time in the dedicated Privacy menu. Even the most illiterate users can click a toggle and if they can't be bothered then nothing was saving them anyway. Those same people would go online, download retarded screensavers and meme generators with actual spyware, login to Facebook and share away their secrets. For anyone who cares they still retain all of the control they want and no one makes them use things like Bing or Cortana.

The only hold out is a single telemetics setting that Microsoft is taking a beating over despite it being fairly innocuous and will likely back down on soon. Comparing features which use the internet like Cortana to spyware is simply incorrect. I don't like Cortana, I think its ridiculous but no one makes me use it and its easily turned off. Every version of Windows has had features I don't care about and Windows 10 is no different, I just ignore or disable those things and move on. The retarded start menu in Windows 8.1 didn't stop many people from using it, they installed a 10MB app and life goes on.

But since you care so much about the users, where is the rage over Apple and Google collecting mountains of data without apology or controls like Microsoft offers? You own an android phone but surely you jest, google is a privacy nightmare. Oh wait, you don't use your phone to email so you don't care. But what about the users who do use their phones, you want to be an advocate for them on the PC but not on the phone? Won't someone think of grandma?!

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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter
44. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter Aug 27, 2015, 11:01 Verno
 
It will be after, PC first even leaving Mac outside looking in. I believe ultimately it comes to all the same platforms and linux quicker than D:OS did. Sven answered this question for a Xbox One Kickstart lurker yesterday.

Thanks for the info. It will be interesting to see how they port the original and if other platforms will influence the PC version in any way.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2015, 10:01 Verno
 
Blacklist is a mediocre show that just happens to have James Spader in it. I like watching James Spader be sarcastic and witty as much as the next guy but hes all that show has going for it.

The GoT complaints are hilarious, people getting upset about what they willingly ponied up for in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 27, 2015, 09:53 Verno
 
After Jivaro pointed it out yesterday I found several other websites doing autoplay of that video. I wrote a few to express some consternation, I hate any auto-loading videos, let alone ones with graphic violence. This is one area where I hope my lawsuit happy brethren don't let me down and force the issue in court.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Sells 6M
2. Re: The Witcher 3 Sells 6M Aug 27, 2015, 09:49 Verno
 
I was reading last night that they made $63m USD in profit last quarter on the backs of this game and their galaxy launch, kudos to CDPR. Witcher 3 was fantastic and while I don't use GOG as much as Steam, I appreciate it being around.  
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter
42. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter Aug 27, 2015, 09:39 Verno
 
Does anyone know if the sequel is going to be multiplatform too? Be interesting to see if that's going to be a factor in development. I don't see anything on the Kickstarter but its a pretty long read so maybe I missed it.  
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News Comments > Boss Key Reveals LawBreakers
23. Re: Boss Key Reveals LawBreakers Aug 27, 2015, 09:05 Verno
 
|RaptoR| wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 21:08:
The hate runs thick on Bluesnews comment threads

It has certainly gone overboard in the past year but in this case CliffyB has earned the ire many times over.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Aug 27, 2015, 08:50 Verno
 
That Jared Fogle story is messed up on so many levels. I have a friend who owns a few Subway franchises that I feel really bad for. Hes deeply religious and doesn't even want to be associated with the brand anymore but hes leveraged financially for now and stuck. I hope they don't get punished by consumers because he could lose everything.  
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter
40. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter Aug 27, 2015, 08:34 Verno
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 27, 2015, 07:48:
Speaking of milking, isn't D:OS about to release on the new consoles? el oh el. I wonder how long after they start getting that sweet console money before you start whining about their design integrity. How will you reconcile your hypocrisy when they start making decisions that include how the sequel will work with a controller? I give it a year before you're strangely silent on this topic.

I just googled this since I thought you were joking but sure enough, they are making a release for the PS4 and Xbox One apparently. That is...surprising to say the least and really makes me question how much they need this Kickstarter. They already said in the past that they had made enough money to make this game without doing another then backtracked on that. I guess to be fair they are a small company so every bit helps. From the technical side of things their UI wasn't stellar on the PC, let alone the consoles. I guess I can't blame them for trying to make more money but I hope it doesn't affect their future games.

Oh well, I'll look for this on a steam sale down the line after its been patched up and all that.

You really have no idea what you're talking about. You act like Obsidian is Activision or something. Newsflash: Obsidian is not rolling in money. Like any other work-for-hire studio, their survival is entirely dependent on each project they sign. With publishers growing increasingly conservative and moving development in-house, signing said projects is only getting harder, which is why Obsidian is working on weird, non-RPG stuff like Armored Warfare. A studio of that size needs to be working on multiple projects at any given time. They have to take whatever they can get. If the PoE kickstarter had failed, Obsidian would have had to let people go.

So yes, Obsidian definitely took a risk with PoE.

Agreed. I don't know why it would ever be in question, we already did this a month ago, you pretty conclusively won that debate.
 
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News Comments > PC Assassin's Creed Syndicate Delayed
3. Re: PC Assassin's Creed Syndicate Delayed Aug 26, 2015, 16:03 Verno
 
Shineyguy wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 15:54:
Likely fallout from the extremely botched PC release of Batman....

I'm sure it was a factor but more likely it was their own botched release of AC: Unity. Unity had serious problems at launch so if they need an extra month then hey whatever. I find it hard to get worked up over an AC game delay, if I just wait a week I'm sure another one will come out
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter
14. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Kickstarter Aug 26, 2015, 12:06 Verno
 
I don't think I'll bother backing this one, still waiting on that edition with a lot of balance/fixes for the first game anyway. If its good I'll just pick it up on Steam later. Looks like they will make it without my money no matter what so /shrug.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2015, 11:45 Verno
 
Jivaro wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 10:43:
So I wake up this morning and click on my news based homepage and see a headline indicating that a reporter and cameraman were shot and killed on live TV, in Virginia I believe, while doing an interview.

While I am reading the text I start to hear a woman talking. "Oh, there is an ad or something on the page.." I think to myself and scroll around to find it and add it to my blocker. Takes me less than a second to find the video and than I realize too slowly what it really is. Before my non-caffeinated brain can tell my mouse hand to close the window gunshots are going off, the cameraman hits the floor and the women are screaming. Due to my lack of caffeine and the poorly placed video I just woke up to two people getting killed right in front of me. Holy hell..those poor people and their families.

Fuck you Internet. Going to be a great day, I am sure.

Yeah that whole story is beyond fucked up, I'm glad I turned it off before I saw the whole thing.
 
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