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Real Name Mordecai Walfish   
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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Free Gambit Trial
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 10, 2018, 04:24 Mordecai Walfish
This had to be a monumental failure on PC for them to offer all these freebies within a year of release.

I stupidly pre-ordered it to support bungie releasing games on PC as a target platform finally, but cancelled due to Activision's fuckery leading up to the release ("inventive" patents on how to fuck with matchmaking so they can drive microtransaction sales, etc..)
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Nov 9, 2018, 18:23 Mordecai Walfish
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Nov 9, 2018, 13:11:
I don't know why people don't like Fortnite. It's keeping all the 12-year-olds out of real games.

epic games and Nintendo are kind of providing this "hidden service", I guess. Gotta keep that riff raff at bay.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 9, 2018, 16:59 Mordecai Walfish
They'll fit perfectly amongst all the other Chinese garbage currently flooding their marketplace  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 9, 2018, 07:00 Mordecai Walfish
GinRummy wrote on Nov 8, 2018, 12:51:
Do I need to bother if I don't have a 20x0 card? I wish they'd just say that.

usually with a newer gen card, especially with a dramatic core architecture change, i would stay on top of updating the driver more frequently as new issues are worked out.

really depends on whether a game you play got patched or some other core issue.

Fixed Issues in this Release:

[Windows Defender Application Guard][vGPU][Surround]: Edge Browser with Application Guard cannot be opened when Surround is enabled. [200443580]

[Turing GPU]: Multi-monitor idle power draw is very high. [2400161]

[GeForce RTX 2080 Ti][G-Sync]: Blue-screen crash may occur when exiting games when using a G-Sync monitor with a non-G-Sync monitor. [2431628]

[GeForce RTX 2080 Ti]: Stuttering occurs with HEVC video playback. [2414594]

[GeForce GTX 970]: When audio playback is paused, audio receiver switches from multi-channel to stereo. Increased period from 5 seconds to 10 seconds. [2327715]

[GeForce GTX 1060]AV receiver switches to 2-channel stereo mode after 5 seconds of audio idle. [2204857]

[SLI][NVIDIA TITAN X][NVENC]: Recording and streaming of NVENC applications do not work. [2421622]

[DirectX 11 games]: Mouse cursor causes FPS to go out of sync with windowed G-Sync. [2411009]

[ARK Survival]: Improved game stability. [2420789]

[Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Improved game stability. [2416743]

[Witcher 3 Wild Hunt]: Flickering occurs during gameplay. [200455193]

[Monster Hunter World]: Corruption is seen when Volume Rendering is off. [2400914]

[Far Cry 5]: Flickering occurs during gameplay. [2400207]
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News Comments > Final Fantasy XV Cancels DLC
6. Re: Final Fantasy XV Cancels DLC Nov 8, 2018, 18:55 Mordecai Walfish
Square has sunk so much money into very mediocre games under his leadership, with ff XV being probably the best work he was responsible (in part) for, and now they shut that down and let him go.

I think it's a good thing. Maybe they can find someone that will give their long time fans what they've been asking for, instead of the monumental money drains they've been churning out. The mmo was good after they scrapped the original one too.. but having to rebuild the game like that must have taken a tremendous amount of money and resources to what was supposed to be a already-finished game.

Give us remakes that aren't fucking Android/mobile ports. It's nice their games are coming to PC now, but most of them are pump n' dump Android ports which is just fucking sad. The amount of money they squandered by not doing their old titles justice with proper remakes is astonishing. FF7 is in the works.. but who knows if that will even come out at this point, with how endlessly teased and delayed it's been.

Either way, hopefully they do better with new leadership. Square can and should do better.
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 8, 2018, 03:50 Mordecai Walfish
still playing through the first before i dig into this one. havent even heard or seen anything since release, just the trailer that came out a couple weeks before. Sounds like they pulled off a monumental success with those sales numbers though. Holy cow.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 7, 2018, 22:14 Mordecai Walfish
So this is using the same engine they have used for almost 3 decades now, and that modders have had extensive access to in that three decades as well.

Sounds like this game is going to be a wack-a-mole security nightmare.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. New study discovers why coffee can protect the brain, and it has to do with the kind of roast you Nov 7, 2018, 22:03 Mordecai Walfish
I drink dark roasts exclusively, big fan of sumatra, and never any creamer or sweetener. I just switched to a french press a couple years back and can taste dem beans better than ever =)

Wish I would have known about the glory of this simple device sooner, but better late than never I guess.. well, unless you're brewing the perfect pot, which I've found takes about four minutes and twenty seconds, funnily enough.
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News Comments > DayZ Reaches Beta
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 7, 2018, 20:34 Mordecai Walfish
"Time to squeeze this turd out and abandon it to the dumbasses who paid for our mansions back in 2015"

-DayZ devs, probably.
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar Goes Free-to-Play
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 30, 2018, 16:11 Mordecai Walfish
The people who paid all that money for that ugly virtual real estate got upset because their world lacked population. Now the free to play gates open to provide new "content" for the paid and established players.. but its not likely many will stick around for long with how this game looks/plays  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
61. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 28, 2018, 12:28 Mordecai Walfish
Cutter wrote on Oct 26, 2018, 14:02:

Edit: Hah! Check it out. Millennium Falcon Sunshade

I bought 3 of those on clearance at Walmart for $3 each, about a year ago. Need a Star trek one now too
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News Comments > Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Coming to Windows
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2018, 14:39 Mordecai Walfish
The xbox app on windows 10 is interesting in the regard that it allows you to use the play anywhere games on a completely different account.

Lets say you buy an xbox one for your son, you can link that xbox to your windows 10 by logging in to the xbox app with their credentials, then install the play anywhere games like forza 7, forza horizon, sea of thieves, etc.. and then when you log out of the account you installed them with, and back into your own, you can play all of those games as if you own them, and you can even play in the same games with someone else on the originating xbox with no issues.

Seems like a loophole of the service, but thats the way it works currently.

EDIT - To clarify: I've only ever done this while signed into a local account. Things may work differently if you log into windows with a "microsoft account" tied to your email.

Even more bizarre is that if log out of the original account on the xbox, and log into the other one I use on pc while on the xbox, it does not let me access the game pass titles on there unless i get another game pass for that account as well. Only on PC can you switch to a different/second account and still access the play anywhere and game pass games that are installed on the system, and even then, you have to install them with the account that has the games registered to them and/or game pass to begin with, but it definitely works.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 25, 2018, 14:27 Mordecai Walfish
Bodolza wrote on Oct 25, 2018, 13:37:
CCP Games released a mediocre multiplayer only game for a high price, and exclusive to Rift. They deserved to fail.

As to VR in general, I truly do not understand why every person on this site doesn't already have a headset. This is a gaming site, and VR is the biggest advancement in gaming since 3D accelerators. Most people here already have a PC gaming rig that's capable enough, and you can pick up a headset for under $400. Adjusted for inflation, that's cheaper than 3DFX card was when they were released.

I personally decided to invest the money in other gaming related gear like a simpit for driving games/sims instead of vr. I'll probably hop on the VR bandwagon when prices come down (and the is hopefully more appealing software/experiences) in the next generation or two.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 24, 2018, 08:40 Mordecai Walfish
It's gonna take quite the innovations in browser design/usability to get me to give up my firefox setup. Tree style tabs and a fully dark theme with the tabs removed from the top is truly a thing of beauty.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 24, 2018, 08:35 Mordecai Walfish
Beamer wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 07:36:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Oct 24, 2018, 01:41:
NotOneOfUs wrote on Oct 23, 2018, 20:47:
I'm not even a Republican, but I hope they clean up in the midterms if only to make you crazier, RedEye.
Is that even possible?
Every time I see him, he acts like a propaganda tool, if its only for his signature. On a fucking gaming site at that. As if its his job. And theres lots like him on the Internet, who all act the exact same way, even have the same way to shout down people with irrelevant crap, denying facts, always spamming the same stuff, always have the same "arguments", always are hypocrites the same way and not even realizing it, etc, etc, etc. Its scary. Like some dystopian story come true.

I get now why this NPC meme is so successful and why they hate it so much. Because its true.

I've seen you deny facts (and own up to being an absolute sociopath whose only salvation from suicide is calling 12 year olds "fags" online), but can you point to him denying a fact?

Don't hold your breath on this one.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 21, 2018, 21:36 Mordecai Walfish
Loving Soul Calibur VI. Namco has been releasing their previously console-only games on pc on day 1 for a while now, and they are putting the best version of the game out there every time on the platform. They absolutely deserve the support they are getting for their recent efforts.. and it helps that the games have been pretty fucking good too =)  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 20, 2018, 21:53 Mordecai Walfish
Cutter wrote on Oct 20, 2018, 15:46:
Hey I need some advice on rooting things. Can you root an older device and update with a newer version of Android? My Asus Memo Tablet 8 is 4 years old now and it's perfectly fine but I suppose Asus stopped updating it 2 years ago and now when I try to use a lot of apps - e.g. Google Play - they won't work properly.

Also, with rooting phones - phone is new, Moto G5. Does rooting allow me to run Android and get rid of the Google apps? Fucking bastards. I can't log out of Google on this phone, I have to remove the account and that removes all my contacts on the phone as well. I grabbed a separate contacts app - and other non-google apps for the phone - but I'd rather just get rid of them all because fuck them for that.

Any good recent rooting tutorials anyone can point me to?


Pose your question in the android/androidroot subreddits and you will likely get help:

Cyanogenmod is far from the only option here. LineageOS, ICE, etc are still in development AFAIK. There are some devices that can use custom roms that are based on higher numbered android versions than what is available officially, also. Not common, but I've seen them.
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 20, 2018, 21:41 Mordecai Walfish
They need to cancel all the super hero soap operas. What a fucking travesty  
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News Comments > Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Listing Spotted
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 20, 2018, 21:26 Mordecai Walfish
It seems insane to me to think they would spend all that time and money porting the RAGE engine over so well for GTAV, after the travesty that was the GTA IV port, to not use that foundation to bring over future RAGE games easily. RDR2 on pc was a no-brainer since they first announced it. The only question was what kind of marketing fuckery they were going to wrap the PC release around, and how long it would be delayed to maximize profit of the initial console releases.

Concerning the talk of the delay being to facilitate porting the original RDR over to the updated engine.. I honestly do not think this will ever happen. The original RDR was the first game to use the RAGE engine, and would be a huge task to untangle the various patchwork they had to apply to get things running in RAGE's nascent days. I think the best we are going to ever see there is the current enhanced backwards-compatible versions on consoles.
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