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Nickname Jivaro
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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2016, 10:42 Jivaro
 
1badmf wrote on Sep 25, 2016, 06:30:
nin wrote on Sep 24, 2016, 20:26:
Rebels season 3 is up at http://watchdisneyxd.go.com !!!!


ooh fellow rebels fan. nice! been wanting someone to fangirl with XD

I have only seen the first 3 episodes from season 1 due to time restrictions but all the hype around season 3 has got me getting ready to catch up to the current season ASAP. Clone Wars was popular, particularly with teens, but Rebels gets praise from just about everybody I talk to at any age...provided they are a SW fan that is.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Public Custom Games Coming
4. Re: Overwatch Public Custom Games Coming Sep 23, 2016, 10:18 Jivaro
 
That is what I thought...but you know, if anybody is going to point out all the possibly bad stuff it will be us Blues News types.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Sep 22, 2016, 13:51 Jivaro
 
Sell the SHIELD at 60% off first maybe?  
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
16. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Sep 22, 2016, 13:15 Jivaro
 
Verno wrote on Sep 22, 2016, 09:14:
No issues with these drivers as per the norm.

Every time I install the newest driver, basically for the last 3 months, a couple of my games start showing a symptom that can only be described as selective texture flickering. I literally have no idea what else to cause it. Textures on some models flicker while other textures are fine. It appears to be "moving" models that are more likely to flicker, but honestly...the flickering is so bad I am not sure it's "only" the moving ones. SWTOR is the only game I play regularly that is affected, but when I tested it on other games the problem was still there at various levels. Thus, I have to keep reverting back to driver version 368.81...which I think is like 4-6 non-beta releases ago. That driver works fine with everything I throw at it.

My current main gaming rig is fairly modest. It uses an i5-2500k@ factory default 3.30GHz, 8 GB of RAM, and a Nvidia 760 GTX.(Windows 10) That said, turning everything down or messing with things just hasn't generated a difference let alone a solution which leads me to believe it isn't a problem revolving around a lack of system capability.

As long as the 368.81 driver functions I suppose it isn't a big deal, but I have to admit the issue has me frustrated. I don't like unknown problems with my gaming rig, even if they have workarounds. It's probably something stupid and easy that I am overlooking. It usually is. :/

Anyway, I have seen a thread or 2 at various forums that have people with what appears to be a similar problem but none of their solutions have worked for me so far. Maybe it's just my system and not really a Nvidia issue. *shrug*
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Public Custom Games Coming
1. Re: Overwatch Public Custom Games Coming Sep 22, 2016, 12:46 Jivaro
 
good?

err..yeah...Good.

I think?

Okay, I give up...someone tell me how this could possibly be a bad thing?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Sep 19, 2016, 12:12 Jivaro
 
The whole article contradicts itself a few times....which is cool because so does Valve.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2016, 11:09 Jivaro
 
I was at a Ren Fair all weekend and fairly disconnected from the world as a result. Came home to the headlines regarding the bombings in New Jersey/New York and the stabbings in Minnesota.

I hope everyone and their loved ones is well. Amazing to me that there were no deaths.
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. Sep 15, 2016, 12:23 Jivaro
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 15, 2016, 05:23:
Verno wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 13:30:
Kajetan wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 12:40:
Remember the last studio, founded by dev celebrities departing from Blizzard, being richly funded from the start without having a proper project?

Ahh, yes, Flagship Studios! Oh boy, those were funny days

Hellgate: London had so much potential

Wasn't it patched up years later into something decent? I thought I read that somewhere...

There was a community patch that only dealt with the original game and than there was the version of the game that was re-published and from what I saw turned into a decent game with a crappy ingame store that many felt was basically P2W. (I didn't stay long enough or play long enough to have an opinion one way or the other BUT....there were EXP buffs and the like available for real money so that sounds like P2W)

I was a huge fan of the original game, warts and all.

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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
12. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 14, 2016, 13:13 Jivaro
 
Weird that it claims the regular S7 does that. I have one as do like 10 of my friends and family and many of us have joked about how it feels like we are the only ones in our little circles currently not complaining about our phones. As always, personal experience doesn't always represent the global reality. Between all the headaches Apple and Samsung have been giving people recently I was sure I had completely lucked out.  
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News Comments > Join The Crew for Free
11. Re: Join The Crew for Free Sep 14, 2016, 13:07 Jivaro
 
I know that was an joking observation rather than a real question Red, but it got me thinking...which is always trouble...

This account says it was opened in 2010 but I used "corrandk" or something similar to it at both VE3d.com and here before 2010....so yeah....a while. It was the late great Billy Wilson that pointed me towards this site. I visited both sites all the way up until Robert left VE3d. I checked by occasionally at VE3d after that but I wasn't a fan of Andrew (as the site runner, I am sure he is a fine human being) or IGN for that matter, so RPS became my new regular stop along with Blue.

I changed my online nick at most sites to try to unify the name across the various places I visit on the Internet. I think I opened a new account rather than change my name on the old account because I don't have access to the email the old account used as it was an old business email. (my business was Internet gaming cafes..so appropriate given the circumstances at the time) In hindsight, I should have just messaged Blue I guess.

Ultimately it was fruitless because I use either my real name (Brant) or my WoW/City of Heroes/real life nickname (Sat) at everywhere but here and the Playstation. (Playstation ID uses my hotmail account which makes changing the name problematic because the email and the name are similar.)

I mean, at one point when I was the admin of a private TS server I used Brant/Sat/Jivaro/Corrandk just to make sure everybody knew they were the same person. Maybe I was actually making sure I knew they were all the same person?! Geez...I just realized the Internet has given me an identity crisis!

Anybody gone through this or am I the lone Internet schizophrenic?
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Sep 14, 2016, 12:39 Jivaro
 
Kxmode wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 12:18:
Chris Metzen isn't going to retire. I'm certain he'll end up at Rob's studio soon enough; maybe not this year, but likely next.

That's what I am assuming as well.

As a guy who plays and loves most of what Blizzard has ever released I should be excited about the potential of the new studio with ex-Blizz folks working at it. Instead, this whole thing is reminding me of Hellgate: London....sadly. Of course, that isn't fair to Rob's new studio....but it is what it is. Hopefully the make better business decisions under the pressures of not having ActiBlizz type budgets to work with.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 14, 2016, 12:25 Jivaro
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 11:52:
Jivaro wrote on Sep 14, 2016, 11:49:
I am glad I went with just the standard Galaxy 7. When my Galaxy 3 died I was going to go with the Note. I liked the idea of the bigger screen and the stylus. Hopefully my 7 will last as long as my 3 and by that time they will have a Note I can get that doesn't double as an incendiary device.
If it is the Edge version, you may want to double up on your life/house/car insurances as those like to blow up too

Nope, as I said, just the standard. The Edge and my uncoordinated fat fingers didn't jive. I kept accidentally doing things during the demo, something that I absolutely don't want to have to deal with. I already use a wallet style case for my phones to keep from doing that with a normal smartphone. With practice I am sure it would have worked out but I want my smartphone to be something I don't think about, not something I have to literally practice to use. As it turns out, that "grouchy old man" logic saved me from buying an incendiary grenade this time around..lol.
 
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News Comments > Join The Crew for Free
6. Re: Join The Crew for Free Sep 14, 2016, 12:00 Jivaro
 
My attempt at shortening a thread that if you look at similar threads of the past with regard to free games...should be fairly predictable in terms of posts. With that in mind I thought maybe I could save everybody some time.


Cons:
1) man, I have to download another distribution system to get it? Screw that! (This post would also have a bunch of anti-steam, anti-origin stuff in it as well and most likely cause at least 5-10 posts either supporting or making fun of the comment. So this one really helps to thin out the thread)

2) Ubisoft did all that DRM stuff remember? Screw that!

3) It's arcade not real physics. Screw that! I am not a real race car driver so I am not sure what real physics would feel like but I am sure that when people say they are just like the real thing they couldn't possibly be blowing smoke up my ass. Use real physics or GTFO you filthy casuals!!!

4) It's NFS with a story. I don't like stories and I don't like NFS, screw that! In fact, all modern video games suck. I remember back when..blah blah blah blah .....

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Pros:

1) It's a free game that many people enjoyed. I will download that!

2) It's free? *shrug* I will download that.

3) I like driving games, I will download that!
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 14, 2016, 11:49 Jivaro
 
I am glad I went with just the standard Galaxy 7. When my Galaxy 3 died I was going to go with the Note. I liked the idea of the bigger screen and the stylus. Hopefully my 7 will last as long as my 3 and by that time they will have a Note I can get that doesn't double as an incendiary device.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 14, 2016, 10:31 Jivaro
 
To live up to the title I would think Perfect Woman would have to be on a PC.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
24. Re: Sunday Consolidation Sep 12, 2016, 21:19 Jivaro
 
Sony and MS look to be switching to a release schedule that has more in common with cell phone iterations than traditional console lifespans.

Not to dig up a long dead horse and beat it some more but...

Does that mean the PC won the war with the consoles?

 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
12. Re: Sunday Consolidation Sep 11, 2016, 21:39 Jivaro
 
I would have upgraded to a Pro from my current PS4 at launch but since they aren't going to upgrade the blu-ray player to Ultra and I am not going to be purchasing VR this year I might as well wait a bit and see how things play out. My TV can take advantage of the upscaling and most of the other added bonuses games might have visually from the upgraded hardware but I think I will wait until I have a more pressing reason to bother with it. Maybe when Horizon Zero Dawn comes out it will have enough extra eye candy for me to make the jump based solely on one game but that is in February and the gadget geek in me was hoping to get one to play with before than. By than maybe they will have a bundle or a larger hard drive or both.  
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News Comments > DOOM Update Plans
20. Re: DOOM Update Plans Sep 10, 2016, 13:06 Jivaro
 
JediPunisher wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 13:59:
Fantastic single-player campaign... but dying every 10 to 20 seconds is not my idea of fun multi-player.

This and the bots demand are the same two things I think about this game. I loved the single player, although I do have yet to actually finish it, but the multiplayer just doesn't feel right. I can see what they were trying to do, with regards to blending old Doom and Quake feel into the gameplay, but the genre and the industry have moved so far past the movement limitations of those classic games that I think they didn't embrace enough of the "new". I am not sure if that makes sense..but it made sense in my head..lol

As for the bots...I don't even know why they bothered to launch without them. Most games have them in some form and the ones that don't always get trashed for it and either take the negative points in their reviews or add them later. It feels like we have gotten to a point where that (bots) isn't an optional feature anymore, or shouldn't be. *shrug*

I am sure there are folks that don't see the point, if for no other reason than bots are never as good as real people. If they were worse than 50% of the player base I might understand that reasoning but in my experience it feels like modern FPS deathmatch AI is better than at least half of the player base in most games. So yes, at some point you will outgrow the bots and they will be able to offer nothing to your skill....but you have to get better then a huge portion of the player base before that happens. That makes sense in my head.

I bought the game on Day one and have enjoyed it tremendously, it's just too bad that when I do finish the campaign that will probably be the end of the game for me. I can't see choosing this over Overwatch for my daily online shooter fix. I wasn't blown away by Battlefield 1 either, quite the opposite, so for the time being it looks like Overwatch will be my Shooter of the Day for some time.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 9, 2016, 13:14 Jivaro
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 12:17:
I executed my plan in 2007... cord cut.

Every year I say I am going to do this...and every year Comcast gives me another "one year bundle" that somehow manages to be only slightly more expensive than getting my content through entirely Internet means. I like the Comcast DVR and On-Demand features/systems so the minimal expense seems very much worth it. More importantly, my wife demands that whatever we do it is really simple to use. Remote control simple. One of these years Comcast will make an offer that is too high and my wife will be willing to deal with added complexity to save the money....but as long as that bundle basically caters to folks who prioritize convenience nearly as highly as the content itself, I am not sure it's going to happen in this household.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 8, 2016, 14:21 Jivaro
 
Thanks! Makes sense.  
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