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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Beta Next Month; Specs Revealed
4. Re: Destiny 2 Beta Next Month; Specs Revealed Jul 28, 2017, 13:58 jacobvandy
 
DarkCntry wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 12:57:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 12:26:
Hmm, no mention of the required OS. Is that good news or bad news?

I would assume 8/10 are the required...Blizzard just dropped support for 7 on many of their games, and I'm sure Activision is at the very least doing the same tier of OS support.

Not 7, lol, there'd be a HUGE controversy if they did that. They decided to finally drop XP and Vista this year, going into effect in October.

Otherwise, yes, I agree that the OS requirement for Destiny 2 will probably be in line with those other games because it's being delivered by Blizzard through their launcher app.

deqer wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 13:33:
8GB of ram, lol.

What's wrong with that? It's about time games started using more, that's why we moved to 64-bit. The majority of PC gamers have 8GB or more in their machines according to Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 27, 2017, 20:54 jacobvandy
 
A million troll accounts or other fakes were deleted/pruned, more like... There are plenty more where those came from, too.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jul 27, 2017, 20:43 jacobvandy
 
There was a classic Howard Stern bit where they got her to use the Rocky and Natasha voices with a dirty script she hadn't read beforehand... Kinda cheesy and tame by today's standards, but it was pretty crazy for its time and she was a great sport about it. RIP.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jul 27, 2017, 19:53 jacobvandy
 
I really liked Sanctum... So now that they're rich from all that goat fad nonsense, maybe Coffee Stain can get back to making real games people wanna play for more than five minutes?  
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
3. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jul 26, 2017, 20:51 jacobvandy
 
It'll still take a hell of a game to make me start using the Windows Store though.  
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News Comments > Fortnite Head Start Early Access Underway
2. Re: Fortnite Head Start Early Access Underway Jul 21, 2017, 19:58 jacobvandy
 
I'd like to see that.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month
20. Re: Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath Next Month Jul 21, 2017, 00:47 jacobvandy
 
The barter crap is pretty much why I NEVER traded anything in several hundred hours of playing this game. Granted, in general I believe that simply trading for good items takes some of the fun out of a loot-hunt driven game, but still. It's way too convoluted, you shouldn't have to do research outside of the game to know what the value of all these random items are. I prefer a central exchange that everyone can use or at least easily reference in-game to set prices based on what the overall market is doing.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2017, 12:14 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, I wasn't bothered either, 'cause I don't know or care who that is. May have heard the name before, but I certainly didn't recognize the face... Had to check the article to even know what the hell you guys were talking about.  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jul 17, 2017, 02:30 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 16, 2017, 21:52:
Word to the wise: If you buy from GoG and download it, they can never take it away.

They don't take it away from your Steam library, it's just not available for sale. This is some petty shit with a DMCA complaint from a contractor that worked on the game, the first step of those investigations is it's suspended from the Store while it's sorted out.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial
6. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Free Trial Jul 14, 2017, 12:14 jacobvandy
 
I think it means as much multiplayer as you want up to 10 hours, as opposed to the limited single player portion.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2017, 11:07 jacobvandy
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 7, 2017, 10:28:
I bet Stan doesn't last much longer now. That's pretty common when one partner passes in long term couples.

Old couples who have nothing in their life but each other, maybe, but Stan's a goddamn rockstar.
 
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News Comments > Firefall Falls
1. Re: Firefall Falls Jul 7, 2017, 11:03 jacobvandy
 
RIP. They added way more quest content at launch at beyond, but the continuous overhauls and eventual removal of resource gathering killed it. I had way more fun with this game in beta when you could thump anywhere, finding little nooks and crannies that were rich in minerals but still easy to defend, or causing some mayhem near bases that other people would join in on...

That ex-CEO has been crowdfunding and starting production on a spiritual successor called Em-8ER, if anyone's interested. I'm not getting my hopes up for it, but the intent is basically to make the game he wanted Firefall to be. They're doing a loyalty rewards thing, too, where you can get some stuff just for being a player of Firefall or they'll match you dollar-for-dollar if you were a founder. That process requires putting a verification link in your Firefall forums account profile, so anyone that wants to better get on that asap in case that site disappears soon: https://emberbot.jadex.eu/founders/
 
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News Comments > ARK: Survival Evolved Price Jumps
28. Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Price Jumps Jul 6, 2017, 18:05 jacobvandy
 
Blah blah blah, meaningless internet drama from impatient no-lifers. I've seen way too many instances of someone like that being a complete asshole and spewing toxic waste all over forums or social media, then when they're rightfully banned they realize they're going to have to use a different tone or maybe throw in some crocodile tears in order to keep their self-righteous crusade going.

It's the developers' game to do with what they will, there's no reason to become that crazy ex who spends all their free time stalking the person who dumped them. If you don't like the changes made or the pace of updates, you can stop playing and get on with your life. The fact is that 7DTD is a great game that's been very enjoyable for a long time, and it would still be enjoyable for a long time to come even if they completely stopped updating it now.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes spark pay-to-win fears… Jul 1, 2017, 15:30 jacobvandy
 
Welp, I figured the other shoe had to drop eventually. They barely mentioned these "star cards" in passing at E3, and now we know why... They had to keep the full-on mobile game gambling a secret because that would have completely overshadowed every other positive aspect they revealed about the game. Consider my glimmer of hope thoroughly snuffed.  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2017, Part 20
1. Re: It Came from E3 2017, Part 20 Jun 28, 2017, 23:45 jacobvandy
 
It's-a me!  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 26, 2017, 21:45 jacobvandy
 
I posted earlier about Amazon UK pre-orders (sold out in about 45 minutes), but here are the placeholders for Amazon US and Best Buy if you want to keep an eye on them:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0721GGGS9/

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nintendo-entertainment-system-snes-classic-edition/5919830.p
 
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News Comments > Secret World Legends Launched
6. Re: Secret World Legends Launched Jun 26, 2017, 14:00 jacobvandy
 
Why are they waiting more than a month to put it on Steam?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 26, 2017, 13:50 jacobvandy
 
SNES Classic/Mini coming out in three months, with never before released Star Fox 2: https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/879369032947847168

Amazon UK, PAL version pre-orders (people say to ignore the warning, it will ship to US): https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B071G84PFQ/

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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto OpenIV Returns
6. Re: Grand Theft Auto OpenIV Returns Jun 24, 2017, 16:06 jacobvandy
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jun 24, 2017, 15:17:
NetHead wrote on Jun 24, 2017, 11:05:
You'd think by now, long before now, the companies, bean counter and other suits doing game "design" and making decisions at these big places would realise that mod support official or not helps their games sell because it helps create a community and fans, benefiting the entire franchise and more.


Man you are pretty clueless. Once gamers bought into Steam and mmo's, they emboldened the corporate world to take software away from running on your computer. The fact is the average gamer is dumb as a bag of hammers.

Many modern games are cut into two pieces and part of the code his held hostage on a computer at corporate HQ to function. Most gamers are computer illiterate and stupid as to how the corporate world works.

Corporations are not your friends, they will do any criminal/underhanded thing if they believe it will make them more money.

The last 20 years have one of your rights being taken away and the entire software ecosystem being re-engineered so you have no rights to the product you are buying.

I don't disagree that we have no rights to software, but that has nothing to do with digital. There was always a licensing agreement, always the mile-long terms of use that nobody ever read... They just didn't have the technological ability to enforce it like they do now. Getting away with stuff they couldn't stop you from doing is not the same as having the right to do that stuff.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 23, 2017, 11:38 jacobvandy
 
I didn't watch the whole video, but it did look like they were reaching on a lot of them. There's a difference between "product placement" and just allowing the brands and logos that are everywhere in real life to be on screen.  
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