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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2016, 09:42 Verno
 
Congrats Pigeon!

Pats shouldn't have played Brady. Tons of upsets yesterday, great games to watch.
 
Playing: Zelda BOTW, Dark Souls 3, Watch_Dogs 2
Watching: Fences, Black Sails, The Expanse
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
28. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 4, 2016, 09:19 Verno
 
Fallout 4 has a whole bunch of cool quests but they are littered all over the place in between tons of Radiant style nonsense. Just ignore the Minutemen and venture forth.

Beat it over the holidays and thought it was a great time. I'll do a melee build run soon, if the melee perks pan out it looks totally broken in terms of balance.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2016, 08:51 Verno
 
Oh don't worry, 10 years later James Cameron is doing 2 other Avatar movies that no one wanted.

Hopefully when the Terminator rights revert to him in 2019 he'll do something worth the time.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 4, 2016, 08:49 Verno
 
Agreed. IAP is total horseshit.  
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News Comments > PC Killer Instinct a Windows 10 Exclusive
26. Re: PC Killer Instinct a Windows 10 Exclusive Jan 4, 2016, 08:49 Verno
 
In other news that could not matter less  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2015, 12:47 Verno
 
Merry ho-ho fellas, off to see family for a few days. Try not to kill each other arguing about Star Wars  
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News Comments > Steam Winter Sale
13. Re: Steam Winter Sale Dec 22, 2015, 14:42 Verno
 
Publishers set their prices on Steam. All Valve does is push for recommended percentages on discounts and featured placements but publishers are well within their rights to say no.

Steam is super big now and publishers want their own DD services to look attractive to drive sales where they make a higher profit margin. Not much we can do about it. I just put the games I want in a wishlist and wait for them to hit my desired price point.

Or buy games on GMG who sell Steam games often very close to cost
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
4. Re: Morning Previews Dec 22, 2015, 12:36 Verno
 
Its a Ubisoft game. You're going to climb something and the camera will spin around a lot. You're going to collect lots of stuff for no reason. You will perform a basic puzzle that is out of place, possibly multiple times. You'll be forced to endure a poorly written story that long overstays its welcome and deal with a ham fisted moral dilemma.

Despite this they have some pretty good designers because I still pick up the odd game and enjoy it. Black Flag piracy was fun, Far Cry 4 was a great playground.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 22, 2015, 12:31 Verno
 
I don't really see manufacturers taking any more chances on Windows Phones and their efforts are like 3+ years behind the times already. Microsoft has lacked a cohesive strategy in this area pretty much from the start. Multiple failed efforts, numerous broken promises, orphaned devices, updates that don't materialize, conflicted messaging, its just a fucking shit show.

I rarely hear of anyone at all using the platform and their installed base figures are a blip. The fact that they get any traction from major companies in terms of apps is just a testament to the Microsoft name having some weight. Oh well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2015, 10:22 Verno
 
My buddy was golfing yesterday, pretty messed up winter so far. I hope we don't get buried in February.  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
9. Re: New GeForce Drivers Dec 22, 2015, 09:56 Verno
 
I ended up selling my 970s and getting a 980Ti. SLI has come a long way but its still relatively annoying to deal with sometimes and I prefer a single card solution.  
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News Comments > Division Leaked Alpha Footage
14. Re: Division Leaked Alpha Footage Dec 21, 2015, 15:10 Verno
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 21, 2015, 14:59:
You mean it's not going to look or play anything like that E3 demo?

/shocked

The drone/tablet stuff looked pretty neat...then they said they couldn't do it like 3 months later.
 
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News Comments > Division Leaked Alpha Footage
9. Re: Division Leaked Alpha Footage Dec 21, 2015, 14:07 Verno
 
Yeah Forged is right, its the combination of lazy design and mechanics like regenerating health. I've played great games that make use of cover but most of them lack regenerating health or have great AI that actively flanks and overall design puts more pressure on the player.  
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News Comments > Division Leaked Alpha Footage
2. Re: Division Leaked Alpha Footage Dec 21, 2015, 11:08 Verno
 
But can I open and close the car door? This is important.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
7. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 21, 2015, 09:34 Verno
 
Foreign sales? That is a bit nebulous. 60% of Apples profits come from "foreign sales" which have the dubious distinction of being from NO jurisdiction at all, instead sent out to Ireland which is a known tax haven where the money can be taxed at a lower (effectively no) rate. Meanwhile the vast majority of the work that goes into creating the products is generated in the US. Many of the expenses are incurred in the US. If Apple really wanted to pay its fair share it wouldn't have setup 2 holding companies in Ireland for the purposes of evading taxes and claiming no tax jurisdiction on its net income by using a foreign entity inventory exemption.

You talk about the US having outdated tax code but other countries aren't happy about this either, they're going through a similar issue. Speaking of outdated tax code again, Apple's loophole is ironically from that and so when its updated Apple will be crying the blues. Fair game I guess, we're just updating that old tax code after all.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
11. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 21, 2015, 09:18 Verno
 
I just use my phone and a bluetooth receiver to play mp3s now, its far easier to deal with. The odd time I'm forced to listen with my desktop I just use the Doubleshift player.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2015, 14:13 Verno
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Dec 17, 2015, 13:47:
No he doesn't. The new Star Wars movie is one of the biggest cinematic events in the last 2 decades. Whether you like it or not, this is fact. Of course it's going to take priority over...literally anything else. Tarantino was stupid to release his movie at the same time, most people aren't even aware it's coming out, that's how overshadowed it is. His own ego backfired.

Movie schedules are set often a year or even two before the actual release. Once the marketing campaigns are created then its effectively locked in. It can be changed but tends to cost a shitload of money so it rarely happens. It's not like he specifically chose this date in time and thought "hurf durf I am going to pull up my britches and take on Star Wars". It might not even be up to him or the studio, sometimes financing convenants in that industry are dependent on weird shit like release windows, Hollywood is a strange place.

I don't know the contract terms with this particular theater but if they broke a contract then he has every right to bitch about it. I guess from their angle they think they'll make up any legal issues with revenue from ticket sales but either way its a shitty thing to do.

Edit: after reading the article it looks like Disney is the one strong arming the theater so yeah, why shouldn't Tarantino be allowed to complain? I don't know if the theater double booked this or whatever and is playing both sides but hes got a beef. As if they don't have enough screens for the film already, sheesh.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2015, 12:25 Verno
 
Going to a local theater with a liquor license later this week to watch it with beer and wings. Can't wait, early reviews have been almost all positive.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 17, 2015, 11:23 Verno
 
I switched to uBlock Origin awhile ago after finding ABP to be a bit of a resource pig. Nothing bad to say about uBlock, just works.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 17, 2015, 11:21 Verno
 
Big meh on that BC title list. Add some of the more niche stuff like Lost Odyssey and Tales of Vesperia or whatever.  
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