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Signed On Jul 12, 2008, 00:40
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 2, 2015, 09:15 Verno
 
Flash is a resource hog with better equivalents. Good riddance.  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
14. Re: New GeForce Drivers Dec 1, 2015, 15:56 Verno
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 1, 2015, 12:22:
Is that water trailer supposed to be a joke? I've seen better water in World of Warships, heck even in GTA 4 and 5... and it didn't need fancy nvidia tech.

Yeah that looks worse than the water in Black Flag on a PS3.
 
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News Comments > AMD Crimson Drivers Issue
30. Re: AMD Crimson Drivers Issue Dec 1, 2015, 09:19 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Dec 1, 2015, 08:52:
AMD apparently didn't want Nvidia to be the only ones having (had) this issue?

How does this not get caught in testing? Oh wait, testing. Heh.

They fired the majority of the driver team awhile back, what testing?
 
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News Comments > Pre-Steam Sale Prices Raised?
69. Re: Pre-Steam Sale Prices Raised? Nov 30, 2015, 09:58 Verno
 
I just get my games on GMG where they don't do this shit. They sell respectably close to cost and offer great coupons from time to time. Fantastic site.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 30, 2015, 09:52 Verno
 
Yeah nothing really interested me this year, I just dumped more money into our index funds instead. We had a bunch of disposable income set aside for toys but nothing needed replacement. Maybe next year I'll finally retire my i5-2500k, thing has been a beast.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 30, 2015, 09:30 Verno
 
I believe the devs said they need the day one patch which wasn't on the content servers yet unfortunately.  
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News Comments > Black Friday Tech Bits
3. Re: Black Friday Tech Bits Nov 27, 2015, 16:03 Verno
 
LG has really bet the farm on OLED. At least they've solved the lifespan issues, it was looking for awhile to be a potentially dead tech.  
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News Comments > Windows and OS X PS4 Remote Play Plans
5. Re: Windows and OS X PS4 Remote Play Plans Nov 27, 2015, 15:55 Verno
 
My gaming is PC is great but it can't play many console exclusives that are worthwhile IMO. The ability to play them while my girlfriend watches the latest Shonda Rhimes disaster is a solid plus to me, maybe other people don't care but oh well they can simply not use it.  
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News Comments > Windows and OS X PS4 Remote Play Plans
3. Re: Windows and OS X PS4 Remote Play Plans Nov 27, 2015, 15:34 Verno
 
ItBurn wrote on Nov 27, 2015, 14:57:
I don't get it. Why would you want to do this?

Someone is using the TV in the living room while you are in the den. You can still play a game you want (from a console in the living room) while sitting on a different platform. As opposed to buying a second PS4 or etc.

It makes perfect sense.
 
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News Comments > Steam Fall Sale
31. Re: Steam Fall Sale Nov 26, 2015, 10:35 Verno
 
The crafting system and interface in DA:I was a hot mess too, I forgot to mention that earlier. Yeah you can make some really OP equipment with it but you need to stomach actually using the piece of shit for extended periods of time.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 26, 2015, 09:49 Verno
 
JayDeath wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 20:01:
Wow, I didn't know I had to be so specific. No one can debate that the Finland dude went way too far with his antics. What I'm saying is everyone is a tough guy behind the safety of their computer and I think that's what was going on here. Blair was being such an incredible dick to someone who can and will fuck with your life. A little humility could have helped this kid.

I guess I'm just trying to get you to see the contradiction inherent in your statement. One person did nothing illegal, the other committed numerous illegal acts. One person is not hiding behind anything, the other person most definitely is and is even smug about it. When you're dealing with someone irrational you can't make assumptions about their behavior. As I said already you could do nothing at all and still incur the wrath of someone like this. People have been swatted for killing another person in an FPS game. It's easy to blame Blair but he didn't do anything wrong or deserving of this sort of response.

You said antics as if this was a joke. Family members lost their jobs, reputations, numerous illegal acts were committed. Swatting can be life and death too. Nothing anyone did remotely deserves that and Blair isn't the one acting like an electronic tough guy, bragging on twitter while sitting safely in a foreign country with absurdly lacking law in this area.
 
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News Comments > Steam Fall Sale
28. Re: Steam Fall Sale Nov 26, 2015, 09:44 Verno
 
DA:I is decent but not great. Good characters and world design brought down by boatloads of filler content, a lack of fleshed out sidequests and a wonky combat system caught between two types of gameplay. I enjoyed it and it was worth the money but its a shame that it was just on the cusp of great but held back by some very stupid design decisions. For $15 you can't go wrong though.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2015, 14:33 Verno
 
I'm just playing FO4 for my SP game and Vermintide for my MP fix. Anything else goes on the back burner until its cheaper. Win win situation. At least I'll have a healthy backlog of entertainment for my retirement one day haha.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Nov 25, 2015, 14:32 Verno
 
DarkCntry wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 13:02:
Bill Borre wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 12:59:
I think rather than try to punish bad players they should look into designing games that reward players for teamwork. For example, they could track some kind of ratio of attempts at completing an instance over completions and reward the better cooperative players with goodies the others don't get.

Toxic players != bad players, they are players that make it difficult for others to enjoy the game if they aren't playing up to the Toxic player's own opinion of quality...so rewarding good playing doesn't help in this case.

Yep exactly. Some people are just interested in pissing off others and aren't redeemable community members. Your best bet with people like that is simply getting rid of them and in lieu of that, remove incentives for them to dodge bans.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 25, 2015, 14:15 Verno
 
JayDeath wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 13:20:
It sounds like that Blair is a real asshole. Holy shit, I would lose my fuckin' mind if my kid brought some bullshit like this down on my family.

Err ok he was a tool but do you think he "brought it down" on their household? Kind of a ridiculously disproportional response. The hacker in question has numerous other offenses and is probably just the type who is looking for trouble anyway. Got family members fired, harassed them all with death threats, swatting and other bullshit. The little chickenshit even brags about it sitting in Finland, safe behind the computer screen. Nothing they did deserved that and you can't blame them for basically being hit by lightning. He could've done nothing at all and still incurred this idiots "wrath".

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Historic Rocket Landing Nov 25, 2015, 13:40 Verno
 
Come on guys its not rocket sc....oh nice.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
10. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 25, 2015, 13:27 Verno
 
That's disingenuous at best. It checks things against a list of known malware and lets the user make a decision if its unknown. It is not designed to "drive traffic" anywhere, it was designed to help prevent malware via drive-by downloads.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
7. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 25, 2015, 12:24 Verno
 
You can do better CJ, that's pretty tame  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 25, 2015, 11:11 Verno
 
I don't agree. People wanted faster updates, they delivered. Faster updates come at the cost of less polish and things being missed. They missed a few things, not a big deal. There are other settings they could've toggled that would make a lot more money.

Damned if they do, damned if they don't. They're being responsible and fixing it quickly, people should be lauding that sort of corporate behavior.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 25, 2015, 09:32 Verno
 
The actual settings forgotten were:

-Let apps use my advertising ID
-Turn on SmartScreen Filter for web content
-Sync with devices

Not exactly a conspiracy.
 
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