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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Aug 21, 2015, 02:11 jacobvandy
 
Isn't it a bit premature to make that declaration, though? It's not even in theatres yet...  
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News Comments > NVIDIA Streaming Game Sharing Revealed
1. Re: NVIDIA Streaming Game Sharing Revealed Aug 20, 2015, 18:49 jacobvandy
 
This is a pretty killer feature if it really does what it says on the tin... But I also see some problems with it, mainly how are publishers gonna feel about multiplayer gaming on one copy via a third-party app? Are NVIDIA gonna have to pay them off to allow it, or will some games simply block their software from interacting? If it's the former, would that mean you're going to have to subscribe to a premium GeForce Experience package in order to be able to use the Game Sharing feature?

Obviously they (developer/publisher) made a decision to allow local sharing of a game by including same-screen multiplayer modes, but is the ability to stretch that from an in-person experience to anywhere there's internet going to change the way they consider the opportunity cost of those features?

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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Berserker Intro
1. Re: Guild Wars 2 Berserker Intro Aug 20, 2015, 18:45 jacobvandy
 
Damn, torch for warrior? So with longbow Guardian, staff Ranger, shield Mesmer, greatsword Necro, warhorn Ele, and the all-but-confirmed hammer Engie, that leaves us with only a few possibilities left for the Thief elite spec: axe, mace, scepter, focus, rifle

I'm still hoping for a sniper!
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Aug 19, 2015, 21:06 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 19, 2015, 21:00:
So, like a buck for each of the 40 million victims and 27 million for the lawyers? Is that about right?

Actually it doesn't sound like customers are getting anything at all out of this deal, just the banks who issued the cards. Which makes sense, as while it may be a pain in the ass for the consumer who has their card stolen, a decent bank will take care of you and make sure you're not held responsible for fraudulent charges. They, however, do have to eat those fraudulent charges if they don't end up catching and suing the fraud committer for damages.

A class action lawsuit against Target by those customers who had their private data leaked would be a whole other deal.
 
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News Comments > Bob Was Hungry Released
3. Re: Bob Was Hungry Released Aug 19, 2015, 20:49 jacobvandy
 
Precision platformer on a cell phone? Good fucking luck playing that, lol.  
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Planetary Annihilation: TITANS
6. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Planetary Annihilation: TITANS Aug 19, 2015, 15:22 jacobvandy
 
I got it for free, woohoo! I might try it today.  
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News Comments > Trove Attracts 1M Users
3. Re: Trove Attracts 1M Users Aug 18, 2015, 18:26 jacobvandy
 
I'm still holding out hope for Cube World because there were a lot more and substantial things planned for that game that Trion will never be able to pull off in the MMO, but Trove has been scratching that itch for me lately.

They need to get off their asses and channel this success into improving the server infrastructure, though, as it's been really shitty the whole time since it launched on Steam a month ago. From consistent hour-long queues at the beginning to spontaneous all-day downtimes and sky-high pings at certain peak periods... Now they will force you into cross-region servers to handle overflow in the one you want to play in, because they figure "playing" with nigh-unbearable lag is better than waiting in a queue.
 
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News Comments > (Old) Leaked DOOM Footage
17. Re: (Old) Leaked DOOM Footage Aug 18, 2015, 14:37 jacobvandy
 
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 13:09:
I saw a link for a "Ten best butts in video games" during this video, and clicking that link provided me infinitely more enjoyment than that Doom 'game' ever would have.


Agreed!
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
4. Re: Morning Patches Aug 18, 2015, 13:49 jacobvandy
 
I've already gotten a good 50 hours of fun out of Starbound, way back when it first released in beta. I pre-ordered it during the pretty hugely successful crowdfunding campaign they ran on their website. I've been meaning to go back and see what's changed (if nothing else, they've added a ton of new items and biomes), but any further enjoyment is pretty much gravy. It's a great value at $15 no matter how you slice it, provided you like this type of game.  
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News Comments > SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10
24. Re: SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10 Aug 18, 2015, 03:14 jacobvandy
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 03:03:
It doesn't matter if its happening or not. The EULA grants Microsoft carte-blanche to do whatever the fuck it wants now, or in PERPETUITY. Do you understand that word perpetuity? Don't you give a shit that Microsoft can use, sell or even give away every single piece of data you will ever input into your Windows X (or future version of their OS) licenced PC? That doesn't bother you even a little bit?

Microsoft doesn't have the power to make law by writing things into their EULA (yet). If they are found to be egregiously violating people's privacy to the point of breaking state or federal laws, there will be plenty of people lining up to take them to court over it. Maybe you should get started now, if you're so convinced.

Frode wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 03:11:
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 20:00:
They cannot stop you from running pirated copies of any software, because there is no possible way for them to discern the legitimate from the illegitimate, presuming the crack actually works.
As you said in the previous paragraph, cracks are made to fool the game/application, not the operating system. While the cracked application or game could not detect it has been modified, Windows certainly could.

Could it? How so? The OS only knows about an application what the application provides, right? Which means that in order for the OS to know better than the app itself, Microsoft would have to gather and maintain a database of information among the largest in existence (do you realize how many games and applications there are? and how many different versions of each one there have been?), then create a sub-system of Windows that cross-checks every bit on your machine against this database, and for what? To be the piracy police? Maybe they *could* do that, but why in the hell would they? This is taking tin-foil hatting to the next level, holy shit...

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News Comments > The Witcher III Game+ DLC Released
7. Re: The Witcher III Game+ DLC Released Aug 18, 2015, 00:34 jacobvandy
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 18, 2015, 00:26:
Ludomancer wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 20:33:
Did you mean "drought"?

A draught of good games sounds like there are some out there right now, and I would like you to tell me where.

Drought, I mean! The one you get by lack of rain xP

As a Californian, I am offended by your casual usage of the term.
 
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News Comments > Mad Max Branching Trailer
7. Re: Mad Max Branching Trailer Aug 18, 2015, 00:29 jacobvandy
 
Oh, what a sad commentary on the state of today's games, when marketing pizzazz is mistaken for a gameplay mechanic. Thanks Obama!  
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News Comments > SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10
21. Re: SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10 Aug 17, 2015, 23:51 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 20:55:
So stop lying for them already.

Try reading the service agreement yourself, rather than parroting whatever sensationalist clickbait bullshit you take at face value. What you quoted is speculative fear-mongering, not fact. They're taking that one little phrase out of context and rubbing their nipples while the page views from people googling "windows 10 spyware" are rolling in. There's nothing in the passage that states they're monitoring all software you have installed for the purpose of preventing the use of what they deem to be counterfeit:

b. Sometimes youíll need software updates to keep using the Services. We may automatically check your version of the software and download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices. You may also be required to update the software to continue using the Services. Such updates are subject to these Terms unless other terms accompany the updates, in which case, those other terms apply. Microsoft isnít obligated to make any updates available and we donít guarantee that we will support the version of the system for which you licensed the software.

"Services," btw, refer to their own products, a listing of which I already posted in a previous comment. So they automatically update THEIR software, which may stop your pirated copy from working or brick your modded console or straight-up ban you from their service if they decide you deserve it, and you're shit out of luck. That is not at all out of the ordinary for ANY software or hardware EULA, and insisting it is just proves you're blindly jumping on the Win 10 hate bandwagon.
 
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News Comments > SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10
11. Re: SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10 Aug 17, 2015, 20:00 jacobvandy
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 19:05:
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 18:07:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 17:58:
Meanwhile, Microsoft scans your Windows 10 system for pirated games so you can't use a cracked version of the .exe to make it work.


Absolutely false.

I don't know about being absolutely false, I don't think anyone knows for certain what MS is doing with the data they're accumulating on scanning peoples files on their computer, there is a lot of FUD around the Windows spying on people but there's also enough evidence to believe it's more than possible they're at the very least doing statistical reporting on piracy. The only software they effectively prevent you from running are pirated copies of their own software like Office if they're detected on the system.

The way cracks work -- the way they have to work in order to do what they do -- is to fool the game or application itself that the .exe or license is legitimate and/or remove the legitimacy check altogether. Microsoft products are not immune to this treatment, in fact I'm sure you could find pirated copies of just about every product on that list I linked previously that work perfectly well on Windows 10. They cannot stop you from running pirated copies of any software, because there is no possible way for them to discern the legitimate from the illegitimate, presuming the crack actually works.

What the oh-so-scary passage in their terms of service actually says, is that they cannot be held responsible for illegitimate software that ceases functioning as a result of any automatic updates they may push out. They don't run a scan of every system and see a read-out of the 'All Programs' lists with illegitimate software highlighted in red, then push a button to send a signal that zaps it out of existence... What they may do, however, is push an update for Office, and if you were using an unlicensed copy, your crack would have also be updated in order to work again.
 
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News Comments > SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10
4. Re: SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10 Aug 17, 2015, 18:07 jacobvandy
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 17:58:
Meanwhile, Microsoft scans your Windows 10 system for pirated games so you can't use a cracked version of the .exe to make it work.


Absolutely false. I hope you're being sarcastic, but the way some people are taking that bullshit hook, line, and sinker these days, it's hard to tell...

HERE is a list of all products and services covered by that so-called "we will scan for and prevent usage of pirated games" section of their ToS. Basically, the only games that are possibly affected by it are their own titles that are set up to be automatically updated by them.

If you honestly believe they will be looking out for no-CD cracks for 10+ year-old games, it may be time to seriously re-evaluate your state of mental health.

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News Comments > Quote of the Day
13. Re: Quote of the Day Aug 17, 2015, 18:01 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 17, 2015, 17:52:
At least in a proper CRPG you have different mobs that have different strengths and weaknesses, your character grows in power, they find the phat lewtz, they quest, etc.

You just described Dying Light. There are a lot of standard cannon fodder zombies, yes, but once you're strong enough to not get pwned by a small group of them, they're almost background noise in the real fights against special enemies.
 
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News Comments > SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10
2. Re: SafeDisc Broken Under Windows 10 Aug 17, 2015, 17:57 jacobvandy
 
Since this only applies to disc versions of these old games, it's really not a big deal. If you haven't replaced them with digital copies via Steam or GOG yet, you'll just have to get a no-CD crack for it to work. They're very easy to find, which is part of the reason physical media for games died out to begin with.  
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News Comments > The Witcher III Game+ DLC Released
1. Re: The Witcher III Game+ DLC Released Aug 17, 2015, 17:50 jacobvandy
 
Well shit... I had started a new game a month or two ago and apparently forgot to make a manual save of my story finish game, so the autos and checkpoints were overwritten and now I can't do NG+. I'll probably wait a bit longer now, lol, since I'm not quite up to doing another playthrough so that I can do another playthrough yet.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 17, 2015, 16:55 jacobvandy
 
There's always those moments immediately after you see your dog lick their own ass or whatever where you don't want their tongue anywhere near you, which is perfectly understandable, but in general no harm will come from a dog's mouth. It's a myth that their mouth is cleaner than a human's (some dog nuts love to spout that nonsense), but studies have shown they're not significantly "dirtier" than the typical human mouth, either. Plus most of the bacteria you'll find in either is non-transmittable between species, so you're probably not going to get sick from your dog licking you or vice versa.  
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
10. Re: Quote of the Day Aug 17, 2015, 16:41 jacobvandy
 
It's the spiritual successor, basically, since Techland lost the Dead Island IP after they and Deep Silver split up over creative differences or whatever BS. It is an improvement in just about every conceivable way, so now Deep Silver is struggling to compete, and I'm sure they're kicking themselves in the ass over it.  
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