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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 14, 2018, 12:21 jacobvandy
Nothing, if they're doing everything from scratch. These guys intended to use the official FO3 voiceovers but didn't realize until way too late that that was not allowed.  
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News Comments > Fortnite Accounts Hijacked
4. Re: Fortnite Accounts Hijacked Mar 13, 2018, 00:16 jacobvandy
Hmm, maybe the automatic lock is even newer than that, then? AFAIK the 2FA was only added this year when stuff like this started happening enough for them to notice, but lately it's been really bad. Seems every other post on Reddit is someone trying to get Epic's attention about it. The worst part is, buying stuff on someone else's account doesn't really benefit the hijacker in any way I can think of, like you can't transfer any of the things that microtransactions unlock, so all they're doing is trolling...  
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News Comments > Fortnite Accounts Hijacked
2. Re: Fortnite Accounts Hijacked Mar 12, 2018, 19:36 jacobvandy
It's really inevitable with any high-profile game that the playerbase becomes a target for shit like this... However, I'm pretty sure these victims just have really bad account security habits. They use the same password everywhere and so when one of them is compromised, the rest of their accounts are at risk.

I know for a fact that Epic has an automatic account lock feature for repeated failed login attempts (it happened to me over the weekend while I was busy playing another game), so if you get hijacked, that means they knew your password somehow. Then there's the 2FA, which apparently a lot of people don't bother enabling.

So if you leave the door wide open like that, AND keep a payment method saved to your account... You might end up with hundreds or thousands of dollars in unwanted microtransactions on your tab, which is a pain in the ass to get rectified because extreme, rapid growth means Epic is literally months behind on answering support tickets.
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: This Is What Happens When Bitcoin Miners Take Over Your Town Mar 11, 2018, 23:51 jacobvandy
Simon Says wrote on Mar 11, 2018, 18:00:
"By the end of 2018, according to some estimates, miners here could account for anywhere from 15 to 30 percent of all bitcoin mining in the world, and impressive shares of other cryptocurrencies, such as Ethereum and Litecoin."

So much for decentralization...

"All bitcoin mining," doesn't mean they hold that share of all bitcoin.
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Remasters Announced
11. Re: Tomb Raider Remasters Announced Mar 11, 2018, 20:06 jacobvandy
headkase wrote on Mar 11, 2018, 16:45:
Oh wow. I know they were awesome in their time but a modern look at the gameplay in both the given videos is just crap-tastic.

Yep... If you want classic Tomb Raider, you can play the reboot trilogy from 10 years ago, one of which is a direct remake of the 1996 original. Going back any further is just torture for the sake of nostalgia.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Mar 10, 2018, 00:56 jacobvandy
That Smash Bros. reveal at the end of the Direct yesterday was pretty epic. Seeing something like that live with hundreds of thousands of other people, sensing everyone's disappointment at yet another Splatoon segment, then realizing we'd all been trolled when the SSB logo appears out of nowhere... Reading about the announcement or watching that video clip after the fact just doesn't compare. It's gonna be another great year for the Switch!  
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Final Beta
8. Re: Sea of Thieves Final Beta Mar 9, 2018, 16:30 jacobvandy
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 15:06:
Seriously, that's my only reason. Some people get all emotional about Rare, but I honestly can't remember the last time they put out a game I gave a crap about. Goldenye 007? I mean, early 90s?

N64-era was their golden age, for sure, but the main reason not to give a shit is that they're "Rare" in name only anymore, since core devs split off to form their own studio(s) shortly after Microsoft bought them out. Then a few years after that, even the company founders jumped ship... So they really have not been relevant for more than a decade, and the only credence they get is the nostalgia from ignorant folk who are unaware these aren't the same people who did things like Goldeneye and Donkey Kong Country.
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News Comments > The Division 2 Revealed
11. Re: The Division 2 Revealed Mar 8, 2018, 13:52 jacobvandy
More stuff to do is always welcome, but I actually liked the desolate atmosphere of the world. So I don't agree that packing the explorable area full of enemies or whatever like a generic MMO is the way to go.  
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News Comments > James Harden Outs Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII?
7. Re: James Harden Outs Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII? Mar 7, 2018, 13:03 jacobvandy
If it is true, that's not "being outed," that's intentional viral marketing. Someone gave him that hat and most likely paid him to wear it. Obviously you don't do that if you're trying to keep the product branded on the hat a secret.  
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News Comments > Rocket League DC Super Heroes DLC Pack Released
1. Re: Rocket League DC Super Heroes DLC Pack Released Mar 6, 2018, 12:20 jacobvandy
So there are 3 Batmobiles now. Neat?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 5, 2018, 11:41 jacobvandy
KCD has the best horseback riding of any RPG I've ever played. It's so much fun galloping through a forest, I don't even care there's no loot in it.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Mar 4, 2018, 12:05 jacobvandy
Totally worth it, way better game than the first.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 2, 2018, 11:18 jacobvandy
People are retarded, not every random thing posted on twitter is a fucking teaser... Blizzard actually has tons of merchandise for their various franchises, so in this context a Diablo night light is most likely just that, a $20 tchotchke that is either available now or will be soon. All this type of "OMG it's a light SWITCH, get it??? Port confirmed!!1" started out as jokes a year ago, but now it makes me cringe because within minutes a tweet like this is circulated like some kind of announcement.

Edit: The Diablo night light was Blizz-con 2012 swag, they also made a Tyrael one.

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News Comments > The Division Celebrates 20M Players
5. Re: The Division Celebrates 20M Players Mar 2, 2018, 01:42 jacobvandy
Yep, great atmosphere and solid shooting, but the loot and content were sorely lacking. I would check out a sequel if they learned from their mistakes, but I was done with this game ages ago.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Feb 28, 2018, 17:24 jacobvandy
The funny part is this game is by far one of the friendliest in terms of role-playing a god-fearing, lawful good type of character. All stealing is heavily discouraged (that includes looting the dead) and you can avoid violence almost all of the time if you're persuasive/learned/respected enough. If it does come to that, enemies often turn tail and run away or drop their weapons and surrender rather than die and you can do the same, so you really are not forced to kill... It even goes so far as to give you a dialogue choice whenever you have the opportunity to engage in drinking, brawling, lewd activities, or whatever, so any debauchery has to be explicitly opted into.

If that's still not good enough for people with such "moral objections," well, maybe stick to E-rated stuff.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2018, 12:57 jacobvandy
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 11:26:
Yeah, the amazing thing is there are dozens (hundreds?) of sites around the country dealing with nuclear waste problems. Either from government weapon programs or just from nuclear power plants. It is amazing how little press it gets. I saw something recently about issues in Nevada where they did the underground testing.

It is a serious problem which doesn't seem to be and probably won't be getting any better any time soon. We probably should already have several Chernobyl like zones which have been permanently evacuated.

Journalism is dead. Ever wondered why giant industrial conglomerates with no products to sell to viewers still advertise their brand all over news networks? It's purely to keep their dirty laundry from being aired for all to see. It's a massive conflict of interest that should be illegal.
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News Comments > Defiance 2050 Announced
5. Re: Defiance 2050 Announced Feb 28, 2018, 12:48 jacobvandy
Nucas wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 11:15:
i always meant to give this a try but i was still really loving the secret world at the time.

i'm kind of surprised to hear the tie-in show was good; the last syfy channel video game production i remember watching was the red faction guerrilla tie in which was.. uh.. well, it was..

Probably because it was the other way around with this one, they had the original series and a tie-in game. Never watched the show but I am always interested in an MMO shooter, hopefully they can do better with this re-release.
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News Comments > H1Z1 Launches With New Auto Royale Mode
2. Re: H1Z1 Launches With New Auto Royale Mode Feb 28, 2018, 12:02 jacobvandy
Darks wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 10:42:
Another bullshit wannabe copy cat. The madness never ends!

This is a new mode for the battle royale game that released 6 months before PUBG... Madness is not doing a simple google search before you talk shit. I don't even like H1Z1, and they probably are borrowing features popularized by other games, but they do have some standing as being among the pioneers of this genre boom.
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News Comments > PC CHRONO TRIGGER Released
4. Re: PC CHRONO TRIGGER Released Feb 28, 2018, 00:14 jacobvandy
I'd rather play the original on my SNES Mini. Though I do wonder why this isn't on Switch... Even if it's less than stellar they'd be all over it there.  
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News Comments > Morning Previews
3. Re: Morning Previews Feb 26, 2018, 23:39 jacobvandy
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 26, 2018, 18:48:
Chromius wrote on Feb 26, 2018, 17:01:
Turn based 4x WH40k strategy game. Awesome, I love everything WH40k. I hope they take their time and release a well polished title. The Arpg WH40k title is looking good also. Now we need a Total War 40k game!

As much as I'd love a W40k game, there is ZERO way that GW will ever allow that nor that Total War format would be a good fit, given how TW games were always about 1 campaign map, and W40k really would need space travel.

Who says the campaign map can't have planets and space instead of continents and water?
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