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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Jul 17, 2016, 17:39 jacobvandy
 
I don't take this as EA changing their tune at all... These are all pre-Origin titles and have been available everywhere anyway. It's just now they're old enough that they decided it's okay to make them DRM-free. I'm sure sales have slowed enough at this point that tapping into that market is a decent gain for them.

Unless we see a new EA game come out that is not Origin-exclusive and/or something from the past 3-4 years go DRM-free, this is just business as usual.

MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 13:51:
I'm tempted to buy DA:O on gog just to have everything with no annoying DRM/Bioware account nonsense shoehorned in.

The Bioware account stuff is still there, but since it's the Ultimate Edition with [almost] all of the DLCs already included, you don't need to mess with it. It's no different than the Steam version, AFAIK.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Pokémon Go Mobilization
3. Re: Saturday <strike>Pokémon Go</strike> Mobilization Jul 17, 2016, 02:47 jacobvandy
 
Here's another one, 11PM in Central Park: https://vimeo.com/174821377

Sweet fancy Moses...
 
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News Comments > GeForce 10 DPC Latency Issue
9. Re: GeForce 10 DPC Latency Issue Jul 15, 2016, 14:21 jacobvandy
 
Tarmarna wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 11:37:
Glad to see at least one tech news site (Blue's News) reporting on this DPC Latency problem with the 10 series NVidia drivers.

Shame on other tech sites that have so far failed to even notice the problem after all the reviews and so called testing of the the cards after launch.

NVidia make great cards, drivers are complex, but tech sites and companies need to do better testing.


Not for nothin', but ah, I'm willing to bet the majority of people don't even know that 'DPC latency' is a thing. That includes the people doing the reviews. And just like any other driver issue, we don't know that this problem occurs with EVERY system running these cards. So blanket shaming is a bit hasty, if not outright uncalled for, IMO.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jul 14, 2016, 23:13 jacobvandy
 
Fuck yeah, CHEX QUEST!  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
19. Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 14, 2016, 16:53 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 13:56:
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 14, 2016, 12:47:
Removed it from the kids phones. They used up their monthly data in less than a week. Too many dangers associated with it too.

Apparently it sucks battery too. One of my daughter's friends complained that he lost half is battery playing P:G on a 30m bus ride.

That would be the GPS polling. Having Google Maps open so long can drain it like that, too.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Crate Plans
11. Re: Rocket League Crate Plans Jul 13, 2016, 05:27 jacobvandy
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 19:50:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 12, 2016, 19:42:
Yeah, I don't blame them at all for doing this. I'm sure there are loads of people just begging to spend more money on this game, so they'd be leaving thousands or possibly millions of dollars on the table by not adding this feature.

They're being exceptionally ethical and kind by leaving the current item drop system intact as well as allowing you to disable the loot crates entirely if you don't like them. I don't even know how people would get the idea that there could be anything but cosmetics in there...

Some people have a predisposed weakness towards gambling addiction. This kind of business practice preys on that psychological disorder. It also exposes young kids to gambling and teaches them that there's nothing wrong with it.

There is NOTHING ethical about gambling, especially when kids are potentially involved. That's what loot crates are: unregulated gambling. Loot crates are just like a bloody scratch ticket. If you cannot or will not see why unregulated gambling in video games is a problem then you are just in self-denial.

The game developer should just sell the new skins outright in their store and leave loot crates out of the mix. Instead, they are being greedy because random chance (and the best part is THEY get to decide how random because - unregulated, right?) and gambling addiction makes more money than just selling people the skins outright.

Some people are predisposed to addiction, period, but that doesn't stop alcohol or cigarettes or fatty/sugary foods from being sold within almost every square mile of the civilized world... Thank the gods our entire society is not [yet] being forced to make concessions for that minority of the population with a severe lack of self-control. The rest of us should have no issue with simply practicing moderation or choosing not to partake at all in something we decide is a waste of money.

And don't try to bring that "think of the children!" bullshit into this, lol. That isn't a video game developer's responsibility. It is a truly sad state of affairs when people expect anyone else but the parents to be doing the parenting. If a kid is being left to learn life lessons solely from video games, that's an entirely different issue that has ZERO to do with gambling. If you really don't want your kid throwing away money (there are a zillion ways to do it on the internet), don't give them any and/or teach them how to spend responsibly.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Crate Plans
5. Re: Rocket League Crate Plans Jul 12, 2016, 19:42 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, I don't blame them at all for doing this. I'm sure there are loads of people just begging to spend more money on this game, so they'd be leaving thousands or possibly millions of dollars on the table by not adding this feature.

They're being exceptionally ethical and kind by leaving the current item drop system intact as well as allowing you to disable the loot crates entirely if you don't like them. I don't even know how people would get the idea that there could be anything but cosmetics in there...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 8, 2016, 13:58 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Jul 8, 2016, 11:44:
At first that seemed ludicrous, but

“And by every interaction, we mean every tap, type, swipe and click. We’re calling them touches,” it explains.

So if you send a text, that's an easy 100 touches right there. So then I can see it.

Even with that measurement, I doubt I touch the thing more than ~ 200 times a day.

Yeah, I've seen that story regurgitated in many places the past few weeks, some interpreting it as picking up and checking the phone... We're not that far gone yet, lol. It's like counting total mouse clicks and calling that how many times we sit down and do something at a computer. There's just no way.

I wonder if they had anybody who plays an incremental game on their phone, though, skewing those results. You could easily rack up a few thousand taps if you sat down and played something like Tap Titans for only an hour or less.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
7. Re: Morning Patches Jul 7, 2016, 21:50 jacobvandy
 
Atomic wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 15:33:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 13:51:
Only patching woes I've had with that game involve occasionally waiting for the new version of F4SE.

Fortunately, they were quick to support this patch.

Speaking of F4SE; is it the reason I'm not seeing achievements?

No, that's from an official patch months ago that made it so any mod usage whatsoever will disable achievements (you'll see your save files marked [MODDED], too). F4SE is actually what allows for re-enabling achievements, using this mod: http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/12465/?

I don't know if that other mod linked here works or not. Says it doesn't require F4SE, but it still requires a .dll injection, so what's the point? Most people have F4SE anyway... Plus I don't know that I'd trust a random schmoe for that sort of thing.
 
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News Comments > Evolve Stage 2 Details
22. Re: Evolve Stage 2 Details Jul 7, 2016, 14:26 jacobvandy
 
Desalus wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 12:04:
I find it very suspicious that there is no announcement as to how they are actually going to make money with the game now that it is F2P. I get the feeling that it's a huge bait and switch scheme. Beta will have no cash shop in order to draw people in and get them hooked, and then when the game is re-released it will have all sorts of monetized content.

It mentions Founders getting some in-game currency, so they'll be selling that crap for sure. Their FAQ says Founders only carry over any characters and skins they previously purchased, and I'm sure they'll be adding loads of new ones, so everyone will have something to trade that currency in for.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
4. Re: Morning Patches Jul 7, 2016, 13:51 jacobvandy
 
Only patching woes I've had with that game involve occasionally waiting for the new version of F4SE.  
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition Announced
4. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online: Gold Edition Announced Jul 7, 2016, 01:46 jacobvandy
 
I hadn't played this since the beta, when I was thoroughly unimpressed by the ranged combat. It's all auto-targeted, heat-seeking magic missiles, which completely shatters their intended illusion of real-time/skill-based action. I picked it up for $20 on sale last week though, and this time I'm going heavy armor with two-handed swords, and finding that melee is WAY more satisfying. In many ways it is better than Skyrim, with the wide array of skills and abilities to choose from, counter-attacks and interrupts, etc. So I'm having fun with that (still getting used to seeing other people running around everywhere though, bottlenecking through quest locations and whatnot), but when the itch to experience proper bow sniping, landing headshots and watching ragdolls tumbling around, I'll go back and replay an offline TES title.  
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News Comments > Evolve Countdown
17. Re: Evolve Countdown Jul 6, 2016, 23:04 jacobvandy
 
Not sure why they posted this before the countdown finished, but apparently it's the news that the game is going to re-launch as F2P: https://talk.turtlerockstudios.com/t/a-message-to-our-community/87816

They admit the "DLC shitstorm" ruined the game's debut and are supposedly committed to a "vigorous overhaul" of the game to make it better. Oh, and to avoid further scrutiny, it's going to be Early Access on Steam, lol... At least, that's what I assume it means when they say it will be available as a beta starting tomorrow.

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News Comments > CS: GO Gambling Scam
24. Re: Buying digital skins has never been PHUNNER. Jul 5, 2016, 04:19 jacobvandy
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 03:29:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 4, 2016, 15:47:
Nah, the youtubers just understand Advertising 101. Nothing desplochable about it.

Did you watch the video? So outright lying to your customers (who are mostly underage) is Advertising 101? Getting them to gamble on the site you own by faking your winning streak is also OKAY in your book?

I won't ask you what you think about making fun of someone over the internet for a stupidly simple spelling error, that part is obvious.

To be fair, it's really not their problem if kids are gambling online, in any form. That's an issue with parenting in the home. Like any other internet casino site, they stipulate in the terms of use that minors aren't allowed to participate and that's as far as their responsibility goes.
 
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News Comments > CS: GO Gambling Scam
7. Re: CS: GO Gambling Scam Jul 4, 2016, 14:30 jacobvandy
 
You can do the same type of gambling with any game's tradeable items, it's just that for some reason the CS:GO community thought of it first. Or at least, that's where it seems to have gained the most traction...

You trade the item(s) you're betting to an escrow account held by whoever's running the operation and then whoever wins, whatever deciding that entails, gets paid out more items. It has absolutely nothing to do with actual CS:GO gameplay.

IMO, if you're willing to give away your valuable digital trinkets to a stranger to hold, you're just asking to be scammed. There's no telling when they might decide they've built up a big enough nest-egg of other people's shit and take off with it.
 
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead 3 Hint?
3. Re: Left 4 Dead 3 Hint? Jun 30, 2016, 20:55 jacobvandy
 
This isn't the first time 'Left4Dead3' has been spotted on Valve stuff, but considering the lengths they'd have to go to in keeping something like that secret, I would think they'd be more careful about what they're taking and publishing screenshots of... SO it's entirely possible it's just a cruel running joke.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jun 30, 2016, 05:05 jacobvandy
 
The video shows him burn a hole through some sheet metal, even if it takes 5-10 seconds to do so. Obviously it's not as destructive as a sci-fi laser weapon, but it is somewhat reminiscent of the Death Star in how he's focusing multiple beams into one.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 29, 2016, 18:04 jacobvandy
 
Anonymity may protect the innocent, so to speak, but it does the same for the malicious. Would trolls be so bold if they had to do what they do with their real names attached?  
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News Comments > The Technomancer Released
10. Re: The Technomancer Released Jun 29, 2016, 14:29 jacobvandy
 
Not sure where anyone would get the idea this game was about guns... I remember from the very first debut they emphasized their different styles of melee combat. There are plenty of shooters out there, anyway, I welcome something different.

Of course, with those reviews, I'll be waiting for the 90% off sale to try this one out.
 
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News Comments > The Division Patch & Expansion Tomorrow
9. Re: The Division Patch & Expansion Tomorrow Jun 28, 2016, 02:00 jacobvandy
 
Despite the game not living up to all of its potential, it doesn't deserve to be review-bombed by all those whiny little dickbags. They're the same self-entitled children who spam comments on Ubisoft's site when they posted patch notes about balance changes, going on and on about how a 10% reduction in damage rating on the two most over-used guns in the whole game (SMGs with more damage per hit than assault rifles) is enough to push them into throwing away dozens or even hundreds of hours of play time and finally quitting the game for good.  
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