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News Comments > Overwatch May Dates Leaked?
15. Re: Overwatch May Dates Leaked? Mar 7, 2016, 17:19 jacobvandy
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 16:06:
Talutha wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 13:29:
The cost of the game is $40 and all future maps and heroes are going to be free. Only cosmetics will be sold.'

All of Overwatch's Post Launch Maps and Heroes Will Be Free/

That article is outdated. The game is 60$ (or 60 Euros for those on the other side of the pond) on Blizzard's page.

He's right, there are three purchase options on Blizzard's page and it defaults to a sort of deluxe edition. Base game without the extra skins and other "digital goodies" for their other games is $40.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
16. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Mar 7, 2016, 01:16 jacobvandy
 
Creston, buddy, I know that, it's literally what you quoted me saying, lol. I was responding to the asinine notion that looking through a phone that was left unlocked and unattended is the same as computer hacking.

dubfanatic wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 23:01:
jacobvandy wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 22:25:
We disagree on what it means for the phone to be unlocked, then. The door on a phone is the lock screen, it either opens to anyone who turns the knob or it requires a key in the form of a PIN, password, gesture, thumbprint, whatever. If the phone is left unlocked, that door has been left ajar.

Are you trolling or are you just dense? If I leave my car door open with the keys in it, and someone jumps in and drives off with it, it's still auto theft. Yeah, I'd be a dumbass for doing it, but it doesn't invalidate the crime.

Did you not read the entire thread before responding, or are you just lacking in comprehension? There's no theft involved... You left the door of your car open, a guy came in and sat in it for a minute, took a picture of the bobble-head on your dashboard, and then left. Are you so petty as to press charges for that?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
11. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Mar 6, 2016, 22:25 jacobvandy
 
We disagree on what it means for the phone to be unlocked, then. The door on a phone is the lock screen, it either opens to anyone who turns the knob or it requires a key in the form of a PIN, password, gesture, thumbprint, whatever. If the phone is left unlocked, that door has been left ajar.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
9. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Mar 6, 2016, 21:36 jacobvandy
 
Zanthar wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 21:31:
If you leave your house to run to the post office or something, forget to lock your door and someone comes in and takes all your shit, you have no problem with that either?

Don't be dumb, that's obviously theft (and if the door is closed, it's still technically B&E). With that analogy, the door was OPEN and the kid took a look inside.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
7. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Mar 6, 2016, 20:50 jacobvandy
 
SirKnight wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 19:29:
jimnms wrote on Mar 6, 2016, 19:18:
Her phone was unlocked and he took pictures of the pictures on her phone with his phone, and he's being charged with Computer Crimes?

Yes as he should be. He got on her phone without her consent which is no different than hacking into it. Different means of the same thing.

The parents need to be ashamed of themselves as well for not teaching their kid to respect the privacy and belongings of others. People these days have no respect or morals at all.

Lol, what? Hacking is forcing your way in, like kicking down the door to a home... That's a hell of a lot different than finding the door left wide open and taking a look inside. At that point you're merely trespassing, not breaking and entering.

Regardless, how can you have an expectation of privacy when you leave your phone, unprotected, in public space? It's rude, sure, and he should be disciplined for duplicating and distributing the photo, but actually finding it like that is hardly a crime.

Should he be charged with a felony for discovering a nude Polaroid on her desk underneath a stack of papers, when it's common knowledge that that's where she keeps a folder of personal photos? Because that's pretty much what he did.

The negligent teacher is at least as much to blame as the mischievous student for having that sort of thing just lying around. How do we know she's not some kind of pervert who intentionally left her phone there for a kid (perhaps a specific young, handsome troublemaker) to find that photo?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2016, 23:20 jacobvandy
 
To be clear, Mythbusters did not prove we landed on the moon, they just disproved some of the contrarian theories out there. Namely that the ambient lighting, flag physics, and footprint preservation are scientifically accurate as depicted in that old footage.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Patch Tomorrow; Sky Fortress Next Week; DX 12 Eventually
4. Re: Just Cause 3 Patch Tomorrow; Sky Fortress Next Week; DX 12 Eventually Mar 3, 2016, 13:53 jacobvandy
 
Time to reinstall!  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Mar 2, 2016, 23:15 jacobvandy
 
I saw that posted elsewhere this morning.. They do have a point about it being a very similar lay-out, but until someone comes up with a video showing a fly-over of identical terrain with only ground textures and vegetation sprites differing between them, it's a classic case of mountains and mole hills.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Feb 27, 2016, 15:58 jacobvandy
 
I love how Gabe posts like two sentences, and suddenly thousands of nerds are whipped into a frenzy.  
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News Comments > Harmonix on PC Rhythm Gaming
5. Re: Harmonix on PC Rhythm Gaming Feb 27, 2016, 15:39 jacobvandy
 
I'm curious as to what kind of user generated content they think they're going to get... For rhythm games, that usually involves the illegal use of copyrighted music.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
7. Re: Morning Patches Feb 23, 2016, 14:26 jacobvandy
 
MisterBenn wrote on Feb 23, 2016, 12:42:
The combat's a little on the uneven side, some skills feel great and some I've found to be a bit underwhelming. I didn't find a melee setup that really caught my eye yet, I started making a dual wield blademaster but it was a bit too "autoattack + bonus procs" so I rerolled. My second build was a rifleman with a pet, that was better but rifles I discovered, have almost no AoE capability. Now I am rolling an Arcanist caster and this one feels great so far!

The Demolitionist (class you're most likely to use a rifle with) is all about explosions and fire, the most AOE heavy class there is. You can augment your auto-attack to explode with about a 10 meter radius, which eventually gets strong enough to kill trash in one or two hits, and by then you're doing 2+ attacks per second... You almost don't even need to use the thrown weapons at that point, but you still do, because it looks awesome.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 18, 2016, 20:01 jacobvandy
 
Don't fuck with him! He's the most influential human being in history by 50%!  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Sky Fortress Trailer
2. Re: Just Cause 3 Sky Fortress Trailer Feb 18, 2016, 15:29 jacobvandy
 
A motherlovin' JETPACK!  
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News Comments > The Division Free With NVIDIA Cards
4. Re: The Division Free With NVIDIA Cards Feb 17, 2016, 14:51 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, man, I'll pick this up for $20-25 on eBay. Thanks NVIDIA!  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump
15. Re: Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump Feb 16, 2016, 19:13 jacobvandy
 
Nah, go for $24 on GMG with their ordinary voucher. I did notice they ran out of keys already and are having to order more, though, so you won't get it instantly.  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump
4. Re: Fallout 4 DLC Plans; Season Pass Price Jump Feb 16, 2016, 18:02 jacobvandy
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 17:22:
I love it when one tries it (DL)... then others jump in.

The New New:
Game
DLC Season Pass
Season Pass Expanding. Warning "It's going up, act fast!"

The new game in town.

Better this than just adding a second Season Pass. The early adopters are rewarded for their blind faith and they even give the wait-and-seers ample opportunity to get the same deal.

Far Harbor is bigger than Dragonborn for Skyrim, so if they're going to do at least one more like that, even paying the $50 is likely to be worth it.
 
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News Comments > DOOM in May
20. Re: DOOM in May Feb 4, 2016, 14:15 jacobvandy
 
Primalchrome wrote on Feb 4, 2016, 14:13:
Sorry to rain on the grousing parade.....but the execution quicktimes are optional.

Thank the sweet baby Jesus for that...
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season Rebirth Reminder
3. Re: Diablo III Season Rebirth Reminder Feb 3, 2016, 18:42 jacobvandy
 
Lol, "everything handed to you?" You get one free set, and even then it's not like they're guaranteed to be great rolls or anything. Saves you maybe a couple hours of farming Torment 1-2 after hitting 70 to gather the pieces yourself before you can get rolling with a new build, that's all...

GR50 isn't as tough as it used to be, either, not when most builds are doing 80-90 now. You need to solo 60 and beat a T-10 rift in 4 minutes for your stash tab.
 
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News Comments > American Truck Simulator Rolls Out
8. Re: American Truck Simulator Rolls Out Feb 3, 2016, 01:24 jacobvandy
 
Well, LA to LV really isn't that far even in real life. If that's the benchmark then the map in-game is about 1/20th scale.

What kind of scale would you guys want? If it takes 4 1/2 hours to really drive that distance, do you want it to take an hour in-game? Just curious.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile: Ascendancy Next Month
10. Re: Path of Exile: Ascendancy Next Month Feb 2, 2016, 16:21 jacobvandy
 
I've played this game a ton, used to run a lot of the events during the first few Seasons and finish top 100 most of the time (top 20 if I was lucky), gotten a few characters up into the 70-80+ range... And I agree the combat feels like crap. They're given a LOT of slack because they're indies and it's a free game, etc., but there's really no arguing that point.

The fun of this game is trying out the loads of different builds, but sooner or later the sheer grind of it all will wear you down, and the combat is just not satisfying enough on a moment-to-moment basis to counter-balance that. Every time I want to get back into it and check out the new content (they absolutely deserve props for continuing to crank stuff out, though), it bores me before I finish Act 2.

Running maps is all well and good, and this new Labyrinth thing sounds neat, too, but do you still need to grind through the story a couple times and reach level 60 or whatever in order to access that stuff? Making the story mode optional is the BEST thing Diablo 3 has ever done, IMO, and PoE desperately needs to borrow that idea.
 
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