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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 12, 2017, 11:08 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, it's been raining here in CA almost non-stop for at least a week now. Good stuff.  
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News Comments > Steep Adrenaline Pack DLC Released
1. Re: Steep Adrenaline Pack DLC Released Jan 11, 2017, 12:52 jacobvandy
 
If you want adrenaline, should've made this a VR title.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 11, 2017, 12:50 jacobvandy
 
25K in a week is not a lot if you have the right keywords to show up in search results and suggestions. Even 25K in an hour is perfectly feasible if your stuff goes viral.

However this story has nothing to do with YouTube, it's a pretty huge scam involving thousands of fake web sites and hundreds of thousands of bots designed to milk pay-per-click video ads. The crux of it seems to be that huge ad companies are using automated algorithms to choose where to put their ads, lol... So these guys exploited that lack of human oversight and just engineered their way to being paid millions of dollars for nothing.
 
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News Comments > No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass
19. Re: No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass Jan 8, 2017, 17:18 jacobvandy
 
There's no apostrophe when you use the possessive "its," but what you wrote is still comprehensible, yes. That's pretty low-hanging fruit for CJ.  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Jan 8, 2017, 12:47 jacobvandy
 
shul wrote on Jan 8, 2017, 08:51:
After playing the valve "VR lab" I am pretty certain any hl3 that they'll do is going to be heavy with VR

That would get me to buy a headset.
 
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News Comments > No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass
3. Re: No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass Jan 8, 2017, 12:30 jacobvandy
 
BioWare points!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 7, 2017, 00:43 jacobvandy
 
For this, but I'll save everyone the time: http://assets1.ignimgs.com/2016/04/07/mon-mothmajpg-6523e8_765w.jpg  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Free Content
1. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Free Content Jan 6, 2017, 21:18 jacobvandy
 
Nice! I just picked it up during the sale and will start playing soon, so this is good timing.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2017, 18:19 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, they did a great job making her look the part.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2017, 17:29 jacobvandy
 
Uh, no, Mon Mothma was not CGI, lol. The actress' name is Genevieve O’Reilly, and it's actually the second time she's played the character. She appeared in a scene that was cut from Episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBGJTiyvd90  
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News Comments > Diablo III Anniversary Patch
15. Re: Diablo III Anniversary Patch Jan 5, 2017, 19:00 jacobvandy
 
Okay, so the misunderstanding is their fault for writing it strangely, but it's still a misunderstanding.

There's nothing that took place from only Jan 1st through the 3rd. The precursor thing started on the 3rd and is still active, I assume through the whole month along with the actual anniversary event. So unless they plan on bringing this back next year or every year and the precursor will be only then... Still doesn't mean much, the precursor is rather pointless.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Anniversary Patch
7. Re: Diablo III Anniversary Patch Jan 5, 2017, 00:33 jacobvandy
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 00:22:
Wow, they had mentioned the one month time limit before, but I foolishly thought they would come to their senses.

Now they say they are going to double down on that terrible idea, and make a 3 day event. ROFL. With their server issues? That should be great.

It's already the 4th, lol, so I'm not sure how you even thought that could be the case... But you're misunderstanding the bit about a little teaser "event" that went live yesterday, day before the patch. All that consists of are some unique enemies (re-colored cultists) that can spawn throughout Act I and drop pages of lore. There is an achievement for collecting them all, and that's literally all there is to that precursor "event."
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Anniversary Patch
5. Re: Diablo III Anniversary Patch Jan 5, 2017, 00:01 jacobvandy
 
nin wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 23:38:
I apparently missed the cow pet (somehow)?

Did you get the wooden leg? Salvage it.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Anniversary Patch
1. Re: Diablo III Anniversary Patch Jan 4, 2017, 21:01 jacobvandy
 
Started a new character and ran through this anniversary dungeon earlier, no paragon points or crafting or even teleporting back to town at all... It's pretty cool! Lasted about an hour and a half that way, which is good because any longer and the novelty of it all would probably start to wear thin. All I've got left is running through a few more times to kill all the unique bosses for that achievement, which will be super fast with a fully-geared character.

I'm still disappointed it's just a temporary event, though, rather than a full-length remake. I guess I got my hopes up that first day the news was coming out from Blizzcon when info was limited, but it really didn't seem all that far-fetched. Maybe they'll let us keep RetroVision as a graphics option toggle?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Overclocking Records Set with 7th Gen Intel Core Processors Jan 4, 2017, 16:38 jacobvandy
 
Simon Says wrote on Jan 4, 2017, 15:51:
"Overclocking Records Set with 7th Gen Intel Core Processors"

Misleading title is misleading... The overclocking record still belongs to an old ass 32nm AMD CPU at circa 8.7ghz.

Source

Correct title would've been: "Single thread performance records set with..."

I disagree, there's nothing incorrect about that appropriately succinct headline. The mere fact that it states "records," plural, adequately conveys that there are many metrics by which overclocking success is measured, and so the false interpretation that they're claiming some ultimate overclocking achievement is strictly coming from your own brain.

Besides, frequency hasn't been the best measure of performance since long before AMD's Piledriver came out... Having the record for that is like getting into Guinness for making the world's largest pizza, it's nothing but shock-value oddity and curiosity, because you know it had to taste like shit. The 8.7GHz CPU holds no performance records.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Anniversary Patch Plans
1. Re: Diablo III Anniversary Patch Plans Jan 3, 2017, 19:35 jacobvandy
 
Well yeah, it has to be soon, I'm surprised it didn't happen today. They have to roll it out before the new season starts Friday.  
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News Comments > Steam Award Winners
19. Re: Steam Award Winners Dec 31, 2016, 20:56 jacobvandy
 
yonder wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 19:53:
"Just 5 more minutes" is a way of saying "Just one more turn" and there's no way CS deserves it.

Have you ever played Counter-Strike? It's literally composed of short rounds under 5 minutes each, and it's very addicting. Tons of people who play are thinking "oh, just one more round/match/map."
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Deathwatch?
27. Re: Gearbox Deathwatch? Dec 30, 2016, 16:34 jacobvandy
 
maddog wrote on Dec 30, 2016, 16:27:
Wish they would go back to the Brothers in Arms series. Would love a four man squad shooter set in one of the many locales of WW2.

A new one is in development, and it is distinctly NOT the "Furious 4" thing they teased a few years back. They wisely chose to spin off whatever ideas they had for that which don't fit into a historical WW2 FPS into other things, like Battleborn. So in the near future we should have a proper sequel there.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Deathwatch?
13. Re: Gearbox Deathwatch? Dec 30, 2016, 13:56 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, the worst case scenario is they have to stop trying new things and go back to Borderlands. I don't know how the total franchise sales compare to their annual sports games, but last I heard BL2 was the best-selling 2K title of all time. That's their get out of jail free card, and the reason why it's premature to put them on a list like this.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2016, 20:15 jacobvandy
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 19:21:
New update on that page, "“out of emergency”and in a stable condition".

Dacote wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 18:27:
nin wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 17:53:
They're saying Carrie Fisher had a really bad heart attack. Like bad bad bad. I'm not sure I can take any more 2016...
And only 60.

It's not the years, it's the miles.

QFT. I'm surprised she's made it to 60, she sounded 80 in TFA.
 
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