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Signed On Jun 20, 2010, 17:07
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2018, 15:20 MajorD
 
Flatline wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 13:34:
MajorD wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 13:06:
Apple isn't the only company guilty of this, but they seem to be the best at it. Everything Apple does is highly calculated to their benefit, and their benefit only.

Apple especially does it with iOS. Aside from slowing your phone down it's amazing how right at the like... 22 month mark your phone just takes a giant shit on you and starts running poorly. Like, you swipe to get to another page of icons and it is slow and glitchy. It takes minutes to boot apps that six months earlier were instantaneous. I can't type any more on my iPad 2 because there's like a 30 second delay (not hyperbole) now between my input and it showing up on the screen. Safari crashes on basic pages every 30 seconds.

Meanwhile, my Galaxy S6, aside from an anemic battery at this point, actually runs just as smooth, if not better, than when I bought it. The UX still scrolls smooth. Sure some of the newer stuff makes my phone chug, I expect that, but the basic navigation and typing and stuff is still smooth.

Yeah, my brother has an iPad 2 also, and he was complaining about similar issues. He said he wished he never upgraded to the latest OS because he has had problems with it ever since.
 
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News Comments > Subnautica This Month
11. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2018, 15:13 MajorD
 
ItBurn wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 14:02:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 13:43:
ItBurn wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 12:58:
Cutter wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 11:48:
Blackhawk wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 10:27:
I don't really like survival games, but I absolutely loved this. I played it in Fall of 2015 when it was still early in early access, but it still ended up being one of my favorite games that year.

I've been sitting on it, waiting for the full retail release to play it again.

Me too. It's been difficult staying away but I really want to experience it fully complete. Same with Ghost of a Tale. These are two EA games I'm actually glad to support.


I can highly recommend 7 days to die.

When it is finally released.

Nah, I recommend it now. I would have recommended it 2 years ago also. The game has enough content to last you for hundreds of hours. The fact that it's still in EA and that they consistently release huge patches that basically warrant a full replay is a bonus.

Edit: But yeah, it shouldn't be in EA anymore.

Agreed, 7DTD is a great game that keeps getting better, with high replayability. I've been playing it since Alpha-5 with over 1,100 of my life lost in this game. However, it has become more grindy with each Alpha release/update via gated perks, skills, items, etc. The game comes with a random generated map option, so each playthrough the map is completely different/fresh.

The developers are very active with community, are continually releasing updates and improvements, and now they are working on updating to A17 release. It is one of the most, if not THEE, most interactive game out there.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2018, 13:06 MajorD
 

Apple isn't the only company guilty of this, but they seem to be the best at it. Everything Apple does is highly calculated to their benefit, and their benefit only.
 
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News Comments > Subnautica This Month
7. Re: Subnautica This Month Jan 9, 2018, 13:01 MajorD
 

Good, now I can play from start to finish. During EA, any time I would start a new game, I would come back to play more, after not playing for a while, and have to start a new game again due to another patch/update and the previous saved game would not be compatible with latest release.
 
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News Comments > EA Gaming Patents
11. Re: EA Gaming Patents Jan 9, 2018, 12:07 MajorD
 
I 'think' Valve did this with the Source Engine/Left 4 Dead/2. /shrug

Edit: Yeah, here it is. L4D/2/Source used what they called 'AI Director'.

Sorry EA, but nice try. AssClowns!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. RE: Top 5 Most Annoying Words For 2017 Jan 4, 2018, 11:26 MajorD
 

They left out a lot of the trendy words/saying:

#1) I know right?
2) Am I right?
3) Are you kidding me?
4) Super " "
5) Uber
6) Salty

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2018, 12:23 MajorD
 

Happy New Year all!

So, I picked up Escape from Tarkov over the holiday. Has anyone else here been playing it? It is pretty darn intense.

If you want a true 'hardcore' FPS with minimalistic HUD, where you have to rely heavily on sound, sight, and tactics, then this game is for you. It is worth checking out.

 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 All Backers Test
21. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 All Backers Test Dec 23, 2017, 15:33 MajorD
 

No doubt a beautiful game, but due to it's long/continuous development cycle and resulting uninspiring content, I think I'll pass for now.

Hmmm, I wonder which one will come out of Alpha/Beta first; DayZ or Star Citizen.

 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
10. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 22, 2017, 16:33 MajorD
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 13:18:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 05:34:
Creston wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 00:06:
Yeah, but by slowing down your phone, their salesmen tech support guys can tell you your phone is dying and convince you to upgrade.

Funny enough, none of them EVER mention that a new battery would make that phone feel like new. Each and every one of them goes for the "You can get a 8 for just 800 bucks!"

Fuck Apple.


Cuz those batteries are now glued in place in cases that are glued in place. Changing them is nearly impossible, and surely violates the TOS. So convenient, for Apple (and Samsung).

Yeah that is what I thought, not sure what Simon is going on about, probably an Android phone, but this is specifically a Apple related issue that is being discussed.

If Apple was so noble, they would tell you that, due to the current state of your battery we are now running your system at a reduced rate and list aprox what that is. Right?

Everything Apple does is very carefully/shrewdly calculated clearly in their favor.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: We asked the experts what happens next Dec 21, 2017, 12:56 MajorD
 
Creston wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 10:06:
"Well, first, you're going to get bent over a table by AT&T, Comcast, Verizon et al, and you're going to get reamed! And I don't mean in a nice way either. The Republican party will be laughing at pictures of you getting reamed posted to your ISPs website.

"Then, since no net neutrality means your ISP can do deep packet inspection and whatever to your traffic, AND since the police, as shown, is utterly incapable of an IP address resolution, you're bound to get arrested at some point because some guy four counties over was reading a post about how the Republicans are ruining the US for the sake of the rich.

"In short, all you filthy poors will wind up in jail. Which is how it should be. Maybe then you'll all stop asking for all these damn handouts!"

All without a courtesy reach-around!

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 21, 2017, 12:52 MajorD
 
BobBob wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 10:05:
I was in Rome and had to change my flight schedule. The airline's automatic voice service had a "call center accent". It couldn't understand my "normal" American English. So, I faked my own accent to mimic the system. It worked!

That is classic!

 
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News Comments > PUBG Launches
8. Re: PUBG Launches Dec 21, 2017, 12:47 MajorD
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 12:09:
If the net code is so fucked up, I don't get why it's so damn popular.
I've played a little of it 2 weeks ago. It left me unimpressed.
Anyway... Kudos for them to reach the 1.0 mark. In time, it'll be a better game.

Because...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2017, 11:43 MajorD
 

NICE! Wow Blue, you had some moves! Looks like everyone had a genuinely good time.

 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: When a Google Street View car meets a Bing car, only one can survive. Dec 19, 2017, 11:42 MajorD
 

That's pretty funny. What are the chances of them crossing paths?

 
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News Comments > Dying Light Gets Three DLC Packs, Including a Freebie
3. Re: Dying Light Gets Three DLC Packs, Including a Freebie Dec 19, 2017, 11:35 MajorD
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 19, 2017, 11:07:
Great game, shitty publisher manipulation tactics. This is why they Killed modding, complete exploitation and the community would obviously do a better job.

FYI, in case anyone else is an IZombie fan, Dying Light is always the Zombie killing game they play during the show. Lighter

Agreed, Dying Light is an awesome game, especially CoOp play, which is the best I've ever played.

But yeah, they primed the pump with the free DLC, saying, "Hey, look at us, how great we are releasing all this free DLC for our game", only to end the marketing campaign with crap paid DLC. If it was map extensions and/or extra campaigns, it would been more acceptable, but this was just a disappointing move. Disappointed

 
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News Comments > Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Book Two
2. Re: Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth Book Two Dec 18, 2017, 12:12 MajorD
 

Wouldn't the 2nd book be "World without End"?

 
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News Comments > Eidos-Montréal on Single-player and Multiplayer Support
10. Re: Eidos-Montréal on Single-player and Multiplayer Support Dec 17, 2017, 19:06 MajorD
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 17, 2017, 18:17:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 17, 2017, 17:07:
What I wonder is, how is that dude CEO of Eidos-Montreal and this tone deaf with the whole EA/Loot box situation......

You say "Online experience" and I think lootboxes and gambling. Yeah, that's a great and totally innocent association to draw up currently, way to goo, Mr Anfossi

Here's the thing: paying money for stuff, a little or a lot, is pain. Games are pleasure. Most of us like to get our pain over with one time, at the start, then have our pleasure for a nice long time. We don't want to be constantly mixing our pleasure and pain by having to pay niggly amounts for "online experiences."

If I wanted pain with my pleasure, I'd be into BDSM. I'm not.

Your post triggered this song.....

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2017, 11:47 MajorD
 

Oh man, that is awful, I'm sorry to read that happened Blue. I hope it all works out for the best for you guys though.

Hang in there.....
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
22. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 14, 2017, 20:55 MajorD
 
NKD wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 20:49:
ventry wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 20:31:
Cutter wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 19:09:
Only idiots use chestnuts like that.

Ah! That 'ol chestnut:

[whiny voice] "It's all too hard so, others must give me stuff to solve my problems because... reasons" [/whiny voice]

Clown.

Says the guy who lives in a country with socialist commie medical care where people get medical care they don't deserve using someone elses money.

He said he lives in Australia, not the Unites States of America.....Oh, wait......
 
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News Comments > H1Z1 Free Week Underway
2. Re: H1Z1 Free Week Underway Dec 14, 2017, 18:55 MajorD
 
opie wrote on Dec 14, 2017, 18:40:
3rd person shooters are the worst.....

I'm with you, but I wouldn't say they're the worst. There are a lot of games that have been developed in 3PS only, but would have been a lot better with an FPS option. I'm no doubt a FPS snob, but I have tried numerous times to acclimate to a 3PS, but it is too aggravating. I wish developers were just develop the game like Fallout 3/4 and/or GTAV where the player is given the option.
 
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