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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 Aug 14, 2015, 09:28 Verno
 
Hey Batman, we doing the same pool as last year? The ESPN one?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 14, 2015, 08:45 Verno
 
How can he disprove something you haven't demonstrated to exist in the first place? Link a traffic dump from a border router showing this datas existence otherwise its just a meaningless bit of paranoia. Sure Microsoft could be collecting traffic to establish a network of advanced concentration camps....but there is no data to support that so no one has to disprove it. There are plenty of things Windows 10 does collect, we don't need to go around inventing things it doesn't.

If you're referring to PRISM then sure, lets just remember that literally every big tech company was also cooperating due to strong arming by the government. Facebook, Apple, Google, Cisco, etc. I don't see why other companies get a pass for this but Microsoft gets demonized.

Finally let's be realistic, all of these privacy toggles and internet based functions existed in Windows 8.1 except for Cortana. The only real difference in Windows 10 is the basic telemetry data setting and if they disable that its exactly like any other Windows version. If they do so, will people stop complaining?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 13, 2015, 13:29 Verno
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 13, 2015, 12:23:

I am not using Windows 10 yet and my tin-foil is already way too thick, but googling reveals; http://goo.gl/hcGh9p and
https://goo.gl/UqzZki

The first source has no evidence, just a bunch of allegations. The second is just a list of Microsoft servers. Arstechnica has a more reputable article with sources on what Windows does and doesn't collect.

To me it seems like a combination of rushed design (some settings just send useless traffic with no identifiers regardless of toggle setting) and basic telemetry data that they want for whatever reason. With a pretty good release otherwise they should really ask themselves if its worth all this bad press.

Edit: with link to article

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 13, 2015, 09:52 Verno
 
Sure DOJ, backdoors into encryption doesn't defeat the whole purpose or anything hahahah.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2015, 09:49 Verno
 
I read an interesting note the other day about how Spielberg is trying to lure Gene Wilder into Ready Player One. It occurred to me I haven't seen him in anything for like 20 years.

True Detective finale was disappointing BTW, too many loose threads hanging over the course of the season. It wasn't anywhere near as bad as the vocal social media critics were saying but I'm glad we'll get a clean slate next year.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 13, 2015, 09:45 Verno
 
Can I safely ignore the microtransactions or is it Candy Crush levels of annoyance? I ask because theres a note about IAP before installation.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 13, 2015, 09:19 Verno
 
2016 is the year of the gamer, 2 years after launch? Haha thanks Phil.  
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
25. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 13, 2015, 09:09 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 16:30:
The general concept is soccer but it plays quite differently. The lack of ball control, any concept of having the ball at your feet, is the main thing. I

Given that you don't have feet, I'm not sure what you expected there

Look me up on Steam sometime, I will show you how to play it like soccer.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
14. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 12, 2015, 15:26 Verno
 
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 14:41:
I'm just interested in more varied arenas. Currently they're all just rectangles, which is fine but also bland after a while. They've said there are crazier ones on the way, and all maps added will be free.

So far, it's fun, but I don't intend to play it enough to become a pro at it. Just a game to goof off with my buddies every week or two.

Yeah I'd like to see more map designs and some out of the box custom modes. Give me a 2 layer arena with more boost pads and 2 nets, just get silly with that shit.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
10. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 12, 2015, 14:06 Verno
 
Sigh. I feel like you're just interested in debunking any comparisons to soccer for some odd reason rather than Rocket League itself. I suggest you pick it up cheap in a Steam sale and decide for yourself on its merits.

People setup plays, pass and "control" the ball (as much as can be expected from an RC car) all the time. I'm not even terribly good at the game and its a lot of fun, I don't feel uncoordinated or any lack of control after getting through the learning phase either.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
8. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 12, 2015, 13:08 Verno
 
Also if you just randomly watch pubs in almost any game you're going to get chaotic nonsense. If you play with people you know on voice chat its night and day, much like any other game.

There were a bunch of setups in that video, some obvious (FF to 2:35) and others not so depending on familiarity with the game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Aug 12, 2015, 12:47 Verno
 
Reading that article, the destruction is only for multiplayer. I played Crackdown 2 and the core gameplay didn't age well.  
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
6. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 12, 2015, 12:43 Verno
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 12:26:
Can good players actually pass the ball to a team mate and deliberately build up to a goal? I don't think I've seen anyone neatly play the ball to set up a team mate for another pass or a shot.

Err yes. I'm not even very good and I do deliberate setups all the time. Some players might ricochet to pass instead of doing it directly but plenty of others will shoot/pass it to teammates. It might look chaotic but there is order to it and if you get to know the mechanics it becomes easy to control the ball. The hardest part is timing and prediction.

There is a world of difference between the gameplay basics and people playing at a high level. Simple to grasp, difficult to master, that's what makes the game good and will give it legs. Whether or not it becomes the next big thing is anyones guess.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode
4. Re: Rocket League Patch Adds Arena, Spectator Mode Aug 12, 2015, 11:35 Verno
 
gravity wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 11:12:
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 09:11:
I've ended up buying this game and it is a blast playing with the kids in local coop vs the Ai.
Last night I've tried a 1vs1 against the Ai and had my ass handed to me.
Needs more practice. Love the game though. Takes a bit to get a hang of the controls.
It really shows how much I suck when playing in 1 vs 1

I guess I'm curious if the entertainment value 'lasts.' So many recommendations, but will people still play it 6 months from now, ala like how I did with L4D/L4D2 (years later, I still play it with friends).

It's basically soccer with RC cars and a beachball so yeah it will hold up. The gameplay looks pretty simple on the surface but the skill ceiling is insanely high. My brother has gotten really good at aerials and is doing some insane shit that I didn't even know was possible.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent DLC Released
25. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent DLC Released Aug 12, 2015, 11:31 Verno
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 12, 2015, 02:53:
So... any actual feedback on this DLC? The Deep Roads were almost universally reviled in DAO, so it's strange that they'd base an entire DLC off of it.

Yeah I'm not thrilled with the choice of location either. I don't remember anyone actually liking the deep roads. They can go nuts with asset reuse and I'm sure its a tiny team that worked on this. I'm not going to touch it until we hear from some non-fanboys about the quality.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin II Announced
2. Re: Divinity: Original Sin II Announced Aug 12, 2015, 09:52 Verno
 
Hope for some new writers and a better second half this time. First map of D:OS was great and everything after felt pretty weak by comparison. Hopefully now that they have the engine/tools nailed down they can do a better job this time.

All the same got my moneys worth and will probably pick this up.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2015, 09:33 Verno
 
Fitz can't do any worse than Smith now that I think about last few years. He passes into thick coverage too much for my liking but its hard not to say the same about Smith who had some pretty awful passing numbers last year.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 12, 2015, 09:10 Verno
 
Apparently over Geno Smith reneging on a charity appearance that cost the kid money, what a class act. Oh my Jets, I am a glutton for punishment

Edit: apparently over a different dispute, the NY Post was wrong who would've imagined?!

This comment was edited on Aug 12, 2015, 09:21.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 4 Preview
10. Re: Diablo III Season 4 Preview Aug 12, 2015, 08:39 Verno
 
I hope they bring seasons over to the console versions at some point, the only real feature I miss.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 11, 2015, 13:58 Verno
 
But you see....micro$$oft!!  
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