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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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News Comments > Quake Champions Clutch Trailer
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 14, 2017, 22:27 Mordecai Walfish
 
Just seeing these replies now guys and there is a giveaway if you comment in today's (Friday) OoTB section. I emailed both of you (if the profile link works properly) too, so hopefully you get your names in the hat!

Sorry for not checking back here sooner!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 14, 2017, 22:16 Mordecai Walfish
 
Blues News is very much a part of Quake to me, so it is a fitting place to hand out a beta key or two for the newest entry in the series to a couple of you loons. Allthumbsup

Good luck & happy fragging!
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Scorpio Apr 13, 2017, 23:08 Mordecai Walfish
 
Creston wrote on Apr 13, 2017, 21:34:
It'll be very interesting to see where Microsoft prices it. If they're smart, they price it the same as the PS4 Pro, eat the loss on hardware and try to claw back market share.

But since it's Microsoft, I'm going to guess it's just as likely that they go "Well, it costs us $650 to make (number listed in an article I read), so we'll sell for $700."

So, hmmm.

$400-500 is a safe bet. I'm guessing closer to $400. They always take a loss on hardware because it is more than made up by software and licensing fees.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Clutch Trailer
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 13, 2017, 18:04 Mordecai Walfish
 
Got some spare beta key love to spread here at blues, just don't know how to go about doing so. Figured I should share here instead of somewhere like reddit.. any ideas? Can't just paste it in comments or forum because a bot will pick it up and sell it on ebay or mmochamps, most likely.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 13, 2017, 17:45 Mordecai Walfish
 
Completely lost any interest when they started discussing the downsides to this monitor/oled. For $3500 there better not be any fucking downsides.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 13, 2017, 15:23 Mordecai Walfish
 
That's a steam group you likely joined to get some freebie in the game like everyone else did. And like anyone else who is in a steam group that sends out notifications too often for your liking, you are free to leave it at any time. I fail to see what this has to do with the switch version or anything else besides your inability to act sooner when an issue with steam was interrupting your system when it was open.  
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News Comments > Quake Champions Clutch Trailer
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 13, 2017, 03:10 Mordecai Walfish
 
edaciousx wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 23:40:
has anyone heard anything about quake champions first hand? personal reviews? I was never a huge q3 fan but i was a huge q2 fan.

[REDACTED-NDA]

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News Comments > On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks
10. Re: On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks Apr 12, 2017, 21:39 Mordecai Walfish
 
Creston wrote on Apr 12, 2017, 21:15:
So out of curiosity, what do they mean by smurfing? Deliberately losing?

Not deliberately losing, that's de-ranking. Smurfing is when you buy a 2nd account and start from scratch to be paired against noobs. Many top 500 players have smurf accounts that they play on the side, some even have multiple accounts in the top 500.
 
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News Comments > On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks
6. Re: On Overwatch Smurfing and Loss Streaks Apr 12, 2017, 12:28 Mordecai Walfish
 
i just finished placements for this season and ive won and lost about the same amount since getting out of placements, but my rank is going up quicker than it used to in a similar situation. Every win is 40+ sr, and losses take away about 15-25 sr.. so the system is obviously trying to get me to where it thinks i should be. this feels alot different than previous seasons i've played in.  
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News Comments > Paradigm Released
1. Re: Paradigm Released Apr 11, 2017, 21:09 Mordecai Walfish
 
The humor in this one is spot-on for the classic adventure games it pays homage to, with a completely unique setting. This is a kickstarter success story, having been backed in late 2014.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Apr 11, 2017, 21:06 Mordecai Walfish
 
Crawl is 20% off for the rest of the week (on GOG and Steam) and Paradigm is 10% off for the next 24 hours (Steam).

Both are excellent games, if you dig their respective genres!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2017, 15:09 Mordecai Walfish
 
Prez wrote on Apr 11, 2017, 11:03:
I am a huge animal protection advocate with thousands of hours (and dollars) invested in animal rescue. I don't have a problem with breeders in general. When I start to have a problem is when they dump "unsellable" animals to die after months of neglect. I cannot begin to tell you how many animals I come across who are on deaths door and cost tons of money to vet and rehabilitate. The other problem is breeders who breed already overbred breeds like pit bulls. Dozens of pit bulls are euthanized every week at my local animal control here in Memphis alone because of how many there are. I can't begin to explain what it's like walking down a row of cages all filled with animals scheduled to die and having to pick two or three out of all of them because that's all you have the resources for. Those faces haunt you.

Thanks for what you do Prez. I'm a volunteer at the local humane alliance and it is definitely heart-wrenching to know that there is just not much you can do for some of those animals.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Apr 11, 2017, 10:50 Mordecai Walfish
 
Just a reminder that Crawl and Paradigm, two excellent indie titles that have been in early access/kickstarted have just released this week. 10-20% discounts on Steam/GOG right now.

Both of these games are ridiculously good for their respective genres.

EDIT: here's the launch trailer for Crawl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAqjWpK6IO8

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 10, 2017, 19:21 Mordecai Walfish
 
Same thoughts I had reading that article. Bunch of stuff I really dont miss at all.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2017, 16:42 Mordecai Walfish
 
some people like a new narrative, other people like delving more into minutiae and statistics. i can dig both sides, and personally get tired of sports pretty quickly too. my immediate thought when tv shows becoming repetitive is mentioned is The Walking Dead. I'm about to drop that permanently from rotation soon here unless things shake up quite a bit. Also made me think of how much I'm looking forward to the new season of Better Call Saul.  
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Apr 10, 2017, 16:35 Mordecai Walfish
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 15:48:
Darks wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 13:24:
Agent-Zero wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 11:19:
Wallshadows wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 10:50:
So their answer to piracy is what? The inconvenience to download a new version which'll be cracked within hours or days? Like what happens to every other piece of software when there are updates?

it wont be cracked again for quite a while.. as there is a new version of Denuvo DRM that has not been cracked yet - and there is no idea how long it will take to do so, but apparently it wont be easy... up until recently, it had been cracked many times (since Rise of Tomb Raider) and thats why this new version was created, to replace the underlying encryption mechanism itself (with a new method involving virtual machines in the exe)

Dude, you are so wrong about this. If their new version of the DRM was so great, why wasn't it implemented to begin with? Trust me, it will get cracked.

i know it will get cracked.. i also know it will take time, just like it did the first time Denuvo showed up

thats why i said exactly that

if it gets cracked in less than a few months i will be very surprised.. id suspect it gets cracked within 6 months or so, thats my guess

its too bad we cant make bets, id love to see people actually put their money where their mouth is... its far too easy to just talk shit right out your ass

My bet is on 2 weeks, tops. We should start some kind of betting ring each time a new version releases =P Kind of like fantasy football for DRM cracking. (not on Blue's of course)
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Skins Leak?
13. Re: Overwatch Skins Leak? Apr 10, 2017, 15:44 Mordecai Walfish
 
French video teaser of the upcoming event, Overwatch Insurrection:

https://streamable.com/1wfsm
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Apr 10, 2017, 15:14 Mordecai Walfish
 
The last time Denuvo shipped an "updated" protection routine, it was cracked within a week. I don't think since then they've magically come up with something completely new and revolutionary, but I guess we'll find out.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 10, 2017, 14:49 Mordecai Walfish
 
Bodolza wrote on Apr 10, 2017, 14:14:
Some of us find most sports mind-numbingly boring. I don't get how someone can be interested in watching the same thing over and over and over again for hours on end.

Like counterstrike? Survival games? MOBA's?

Those are usually the top 3 genres on twitch, and certainly fit your description as well.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Apr 8, 2017, 21:17 Mordecai Walfish
 
Fuck taxis. They can all go out of business for all I care. Uber is just fine
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