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Signed On Jul 23, 2010, 17:26
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 7, 2017, 12:31 Jivaro
Verno wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 12:14:
One time use shaders is a new low for microtransactions but it figures that an Activision published game would feature them.

How I wish it was a new low. Sadly, it's been done before. Not exactly the same thing but nearly as bad are the timed ones. 7 days and then *poof*, gone. TERA is the first game that comes to mind but I am sure there are others.
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News Comments > L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files Announced
7. Re: L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files Announced Sep 7, 2017, 12:24 Jivaro
I loved the game but there were some parts that just took forever due to the game mechanics. Something like this has the potential to either make that worse or better I suppose. My curiosity is piqued. I have to take a sea sickness medication to be able to use current VR tech though.

Disclaimer: I loved Heavy Rain and Beyond Two my tolerance for excessive time spent "taking a shower" or "setting the table" is apparently pretty high.
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
5. Re: Evening Safety Dance Sep 6, 2017, 07:15 Jivaro
I have always found "sign stealing" an interesting part of baseball. Every team does it and the unwritten rule is that if you don't want your signs stolen than do something about it. They only get in trouble for doing it when they use electronic devices of some sort to make stealing them easier. (in this case apple watches)

Than again, this is a sport with so many "unwritten rules" that not even the players themselves can agree on what they are and when they should/shouldn't be adhered too.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 5, 2017, 23:38 Jivaro
Stay safe Floridians. That is so scary shit on the radar. Stunned  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
5. Re: Sunday Mobilization Sep 4, 2017, 01:38 Jivaro
I lose headphones very easily and thus buy cheap corded headphones.

My cat loves to eat headphones. Not just chewing on the cords...I mean biting the headphones themselves. Big, small..doesn't matter.
Sits there and bites them into oblivion thus I buy cheap corded headphones.

If I manage to address these two issues in my life, maybe I will convert to bluetooth something or another for my phone.
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 3, 2017, 17:27 Jivaro
SlimRam wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:31:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:12:
Windows 10 has so many annoying intermittent issues that Win 7 never had.
- put to sleep, and it will hang indefinitely with the hard drive running. Have to reboot.
- wakes up from sleep and the network driver is completely missing. Not deactivated, but gone entirely. Have to reboot.
- sometimes it loses the ability to recognize USB devices. Even if I replug them, it won't see them. Have to reboot.

This was a clean install. My hardware is pretty standard. I don't have a lot of software other than games loaded.

There's some nasty malware that has been downloaded to certain computers from a particular website. It apparently does everything you described and more. I remember reading that the executable file was something like StarCitizen.exe.

*spits soda all over keyboard*

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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month
13. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Update Next Month Sep 3, 2017, 17:25 Jivaro
I know this might cost me my PC Gamer card but if a feature like this can make my mid-range gaming PC perform better when all I need it for is that particular game AND I can turn it on and off at will, I would be willing to at least give it a go. A cynical and not at all optimistic go...but a go all the same.

Than again, I usually own at least one if not 2 consoles every "generation", not including portables. I buy the hardware I need to play the games I want to play. Usually Sony and Nintendo hardware but I did own the original XBOX. I skipped the last 2 Nintendo and MS consoles though and put the extra money into my PC, so if MS actually makes the OS a better gaming platform in some way I am all for it. I am just skeptical because they say that shit all the time and then it's crap or buggy or both....and then they just cancel it and leave everyone high and dry.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Sep 1, 2017, 22:54 Jivaro
Yeah, in hindsight I am fairly certain that they should have just included it in the base game or in a patch like some other companies have done in similar circumstances. They could then donate to the family as a company or setup a gofundme and advertise it on their site or forums. I really don't doubt the intentions...but this clearly wasn't thought through properly.  
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News Comments > Songbringer Released
1. Re: Songbringer Released Sep 1, 2017, 22:45 Jivaro
which market is more over-saturated right now?

a) "Hero" shooters

b) MOBAs

c) indie retro RPG roguelikes

They are all literally blurring together for me. Someone is going to make an indie retro hero shooter MOBA roguelike with "RPG elements" soon...I can feel it...
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News Comments > QUAKE Development History Dispute
29. Re: QUAKE Development History Dispute Aug 31, 2017, 18:26 Jivaro
Guys getting older remember the same shit differently, news @ 11.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2017, 15:30 Jivaro
MajorD wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 15:00:
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is on a Steam sale again for $15.00USD.

I loved HR, but I haven't pulled the trigger on MD yet. Is it worth $15.00?

Yeah, I think so. I paid full price for it and don't feel cheated at all. I wouldn't rank it as high as HR but it was a solid entry in the series.

It's only an opinion of course but I would say that for most people that aren't hardcore fans of the series that if you can get it for $20 or less you can't really go wrong.
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News Comments > MS Open to More Cross-Play with Other Platforms
4. Re: MS Open to More Cross-Play with Other Platforms Aug 30, 2017, 12:59 Jivaro
All excellent points, which is funny because I was more going down the petty highway. MS hasn't wanted crossplay until they were getting their butts kicked in the console market. To be extra petty, Sony and Nintendo should get with Valve and do crossplay....minus Xbox.

I am joking of course, but I do enjoy when corporations get petty with each other...
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
48. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2017, 12:06 Jivaro
Didn't he already try to buy Sky a long time ago and got told off by the government or something? I seem to remember something along those lines...

edit: Oh, that's right, the phone scandal thing in 2010. NVM...
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News Comments > MS Open to More Cross-Play with Other Platforms
1. Re: MS Open to More Cross-Play with Other Platforms Aug 30, 2017, 11:47 Jivaro
MS can't seriously be confused as to why Nintendo or Sony wouldn't be all that likely to do it right? I mean, Nintendo or Sony might crossplay with PC but that is something else entirely.

I guess weirder things have happened in the last year or so...I am not going to hold my breath though.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 29, 2017, 17:30 Jivaro
It never ceases to amaze me how many different ways the grumpy old men of Blues can find to say "get off my lawn you damn kids!". And in so many various topics as well. It's...something. Not sure what but it is definitely something.

But seriously, a delivery fee and expecting the person to tip is more than a bit over the top. You can pay your workers all the money they are worth and I will pay a delivery fee or you can continue the prehistoric tipping system. Milking both cows is super shady.

As for the actual topic of robot cars doing the work of delivery, I can think of many many many ways to explore the use of automated cars in every day life that, IMHO, would make much more sense. Not that I am an expert on robot cars, not at all, but without much more advanced AI, I just don't see how this works out well. Just the customer service issues in pizza delivery, like incorrect orders etc, should be enough alone to put this off a bit.
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Trailer
8. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Trailer Aug 29, 2017, 00:02 Jivaro
I need to finish the first one! I was having a blast with it and than life sucked up my game time for awhile and when I got back I picked up something else because my old man memory forgot I was already in the middle of a game until just now...seeing this trailer. Fuck I am senile dork sometimes.

From what I remember it wasn't perfect and the story made about as much sense as an igloo in the Mojave but I was having fun nonetheless. This sequel looks to have the same feel...that's a good sign right?
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News Comments > X4: Foundations Announced
26. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 28, 2017, 23:55 Jivaro
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Aug 28, 2017, 22:53:
I liked the earlier X games, but really I think I'd just like another Freespace game...


Or Privateer. (as has been said already by a few people I think)
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2017, 23:52 Jivaro
Yeah, it's disappointing to see this with Logitech. I have never had problems with them either. The few products that I have had to contact their support about over the last 15 to 20 years have been replaced with basically zero questions asked.

Now Seagate..that's a whole other story. The short version is that I had to have an attorney write them a letter to get them to honor their warranty. That's a step you really shouldn't have to take with an "in warranty" product having a "covered" problem. Something shady was going on at Seagate at the time though I think because they were mass deleting thousands of posts about the problem on their forums. (the problem itself escapes my memory atm...)
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
18. Re: Sunday Metaverse Aug 28, 2017, 23:41 Jivaro
ooohh that makes sense. I have only been back east a few times. I had never even heard of a package store until a couple years ago when I went to RI for a funeral. Here in Cali we have Bevmo etc, but you can buy liquor nearly anywhere. It was weird to walk into a grocery store and not see any booze of any kind while I was in Warren. The part that really cracked me up though was the bottled spaghetti sauce made by the former governor(?) who had been convicted of felonies and yet when he was released from prison got elected again. Not that a criminal or a politician can't make and sell sauce...just that everyone claimed he was just this awesome Italian who made awesome sauce. It kinda felt like RI missed the mafia days or something.  
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News Comments > Xenia This Week
6. Re: Xenia This Week Aug 28, 2017, 18:12 Jivaro
Everyone's a critic.  
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