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Real Name Eric Phillips   
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Nickname DrSquick
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Signed On Mar 29, 2012, 18:44
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News Comments > Rocket League Soars Past 19M Players
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 20, 2016, 11:24 DrSquick
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 20, 2016, 10:07:
This is truly impressive. Never tried it, but it looks like a lot of fun so KUDOS to the devs.

I played it during the free weekend, and it's hella fun! It is so fluid and takes minutes to learn. It isn't a complex game by any means, but is so fluid and polished that it deserves all the success it has.

I personally didn't buy it because it was so close to the Overwatch release. But it is definitely a super fun game.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 29, 2016, 15:54 DrSquick
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 14:04:
Google+ turns five, noone shows up for birthday party.

The invitation was sent out on their Google+ page
 
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News Comments > Anarchy Online Turns 15
13. Re: Anarchy Online Turns 15 Jun 27, 2016, 14:10 DrSquick
 
Acleacius wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 13:47:
I missed out on this, think I was playing EQ back then dragging my dead bodies to graveyards, no doubt. Biting

Would this be worth checking out now days, as a new player? Or maybe this is another bad example of Funcom F2P? I really liked The Secret World, so not just knocking Funcom round.

If you can get past the 15-year old graphics you can try it out. But honestly, I could not... At the time, I absolutely loved it, and probably put 1,000 hours or more into it. But a couple years ago I tried and the graphics are just too bad. :/
 
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News Comments > Anarchy Online Turns 15
4. Re: Anarchy Online Turns 15 Jun 27, 2016, 11:39 DrSquick
 
I loved this game! It got SO complex when tiering-up implants. You had basically two sets of equipment; your armor, but also a set of implants. The check for requirements on implants was only checked at the point that the implant was installed. So you would have gatherings of every class that could buff a certain stat, and the best at it was a very weak/hard to play class that I think was called a Metaphysist or something like that. Then you would have them buff you, put a set of implants and armor on that would buff one stat, then swap to MUCH more powerful implants. Then even after all the buffs fell off your implants would still be there.

I remember I had like a level 14 sniper with some ungodly strong sniper rifle, and it took dozens of hours to get all the implants and people together to get him buffed like that.

AO also had my favorite class of all time... The Doctor! That ended up making my nickname for all future games...
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Martyr Videos
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2016, 09:37 DrSquick
 
I just want the 40k announcer dude to follow me around and narrate my life for a day... Instead of "forged in battle..." it will be "cooked in microwave, boiled for ten thousand years..."  
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News Comments > PAYDAY 3 Confirmed; PAYDAY 2 Microtransactions End
4. Re: Out of the Blue May 31, 2016, 13:32 DrSquick
 
El Pit wrote on May 31, 2016, 10:50:
Payday 3 - Now with bots that actually work! (Fineprint: Bots not included, bot slots can be bought via DLC - each bot slot just $9.99).

It looks like you don't have enough people for this heist. Would you like to add a bot for 1 PayBuck? Share on Facebook for a chance to win 100 PayBucks. Click here to buy more PayBucks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 29, 2016, 11:57 DrSquick
 
sauron wrote on Mar 29, 2016, 11:26:
I don't think you should feel cheap about asking for an evaluation unit, Blue. The site has been online for almost 20 years and has had over 900 million visitors. I'd have thought the manufacturers would love the attention.

Yeah no kidding... BluesNews is the only review site I visit daily, and I refer dozens of links to various tech reviews out to my colleagues. I think it is a no-brainer that you should email them and let them know you have xxx,xxx unique readers per day, have been around for two years, and with VR being one of the hottest things in tech, you would love to review the units. Their PR people would be out of their minds to not overnight you a unit.
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Expansion; Patch; Demo
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2016, 09:21 DrSquick
 
Creston wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 20:40:
Vall Forran wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 19:47:
Go play Elite. Or previous X-games (though how people call Elite boring compared to that I will never understand).

X3:TC and X3:AP are significantly more "filled" games than Elite is. There is an absolute shitload of stuff to do in both games. Campaigns for all races, build your own stations, build your own production lines, own entire fleets of ships, set up trading fleets, build your own headquarters and own ships, capture ships, pirating, trading. I'm not harping on Elite, but the amount of things to do in the previous two X games is enormous.

Yes! If you can get past the learning curve, X3:TC is the game I have the most time logged on. It is amazing to go from a nobody to having fleets of dozens of ships, then drilling into an asteroid and building your own space stations with interlocking components to create full manufacturing networks. Absolutely exceptional game!
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 16, 2016, 10:52 DrSquick
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 10:27:
Star Citizen will meet or exceed every gamers dream for flight sim, space sim, walking sim, war sim, civilization sim, exploration sim, space trucking sim, racing sim, first person shooter, mmorts and mmorpg.

I just invested another $10M to get the city builder and tycoon portion of Star Citizen so that will round out the game so it has every single genre there is!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 8, 2016, 13:50 DrSquick
 
nin wrote on Feb 8, 2016, 10:17:
I bet I am still writing Year of the Goat on my checks for the next couple of weeks.

Never gets old...


I was getting nervous as I got to the end of the OotB that he might forget to put that, but I was relieved.

I always use that joke to someone at the office and appropriate groans are had.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 9, 2015, 19:21 DrSquick
 
Initially I was appalled at the Amazon Video "add on" thing, but it really seems like the "make your own bundle" that everyone has wanted from cable TV for ages. If I like boxing, history, and concerts I can choose to just subscribe to those.

I'm on board for sure once it gets more mature and things like MLB get added with the Fox Sports broadcasters. It's at least a bit closer to my dream of everything on demand, all the time. Where there is no such thing as "live TV."
 
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News Comments > Steam Fall Sale
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2015, 20:45 DrSquick
 
nin wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 20:03:
I actual kind of miss flash sales and voting. There was really something fucked up (yet fun) about rolling over in bed and checking steam at 2am.


Absolutely! The old Steam sales where each game had mini events where you had to do certain things to win coal or other game prizes was great!

I heard that refunds are the reason Flash Sales are gone, unfortunately. Seeing a lower price is a valid reason to request a refund from Steam. So to avoid hundreds of thousands of people requesting refunds they just removed Flash Sales.

This is super boring and really removes some of the magic of Steam Sales, in my opinion. I'm pretty bummed.
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 2 Microtransactions Follow-up
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2015, 10:41 DrSquick
 
yonder wrote on Oct 26, 2015, 10:27:
Good to see they're still avoiding the actual issue.

Also... why the hell don't people understand how and when to use "myself"? It's really not that difficult.

Then again, this is a world where "zero" is the same as "no" so who am I to complain...

What's the actual issue that they are avoiding? To me I read that as "yes, we said there would not be microtransactions in the beginning. We changed our mind, and we are making lots of money on it now. Sorry (but not really) that we pissed off our most loyal players, but you really weren't giving us enough money, so bugger off."

I bought Payday 2 at launch and played for a few dozen hours, but random groups seemed to be all about rushing as fast as possible, whereas I liked the stealth method, and I could never get three other people to join at the same time. The AI sucks horribly, so it didn't work well for me anyway.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Trailers; New Mode Revealed
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2015, 08:01 DrSquick
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Oct 17, 2015, 00:04:
If you buy from a reputable gray market site you're only taking a small risk, I'd guesstimate 5%. Most keys are global steam keys, those are the ones that you would buy from a gray site. Just go in knowing that there is always a chance that the key could be revoked. I don't mind using it for games that I don't care much about.

Aside from a couple examples I can't think of many mass key revokes over the past several years.

Green Man Gaming is the only third party key site that I will trust. If anyone wants a 25% off key on BLOP3, it is GMGMID-SEASON-25PERC.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Beta This Month
15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 15, 2015, 09:26 DrSquick
 
heroin wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 20:24:
Fix HOTS!

More DOTs? (For those that don't know... Some NSFW language, but hilarious if you played WoW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yKqKg6DfTY)
 
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News Comments > Dungeon Defenders II Now Free-to-Play
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 14, 2015, 06:43 DrSquick
 
Osc8r wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 04:01:
Agreed.

Loved the first one, but this felt really consolised / dumbed down. And yeah, now complete with a grind.

Unfortunately I agree too... This is one of my favorite genres of games, and I put over 500 hours into DD1. Playing with a group of coworkers, completely non-rushed and not getting cheated items was one of the best gaming experiences I have ever had. The cheers that erupted when we finally beat our first Nightmare level was amazing.

But DD2 has the exact same classes, with basically the exact same towers, and feels just like a dumbed-down version of the previous game. I bought it and put maybe 5 hours at most into it, and I just can't get myself to even launch it any more. :/
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2015, 10:34 DrSquick
 
The iOS comment is very short sighted. It would not surprise me in the least if in 5-10 years laptops are gone. I use a Surface Pro as my primary computer, and the keyboard sucks, but when I'm at my office I drop it in a dock and use a big 4k screen and a full sized keyboard and mouse.

Combine wired docks with technologies like Chromecast, Steam in-house sharing, or the AppleTV equivalent for mirroring your phone screen to a larger screen with wireless input devices, and I could totally see having my phone be my only computing device. When I walk into the office my phone connects wirelessly to my monitor, keyboard, and mouse, and behaves like a desktop. Then when I pick the phone up, the UI completely changes and now behaves like a phone.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2015, 15:08 DrSquick
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 11:57:
DrSquick wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 11:25:
Simon Says wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 11:12:
Lets you download 1 gig in seconds... Charges you 10$ for it and caps you at 10gigs per month. *slow clap*

I know... As a network engineer this could be a game changer. It would be entirely possible to no longer have a LAN or even need Wifi if you have such fast data speeds. But as long as data caps are there, it isn't possible.

Data caps aren't the only problem with wireless networks like this. The other is a "feature" ( can't remember the name, I looked it up 2 years ago when I wanted to understand WTF was happening with my home 4g connection when it got disconnected from the tower for no apparent reason, taking sometimes a minute or more to reconnect, having to negotiate, scan, and all that jazz again ) that disconnects you periodically to better manage the amount of people trying to go through the tower, even if the signal is rock solid ( around -65db here ). I can't tell you how many times in 2 years of having data over cell wireless I have been disconnected in the middle of a video, browsing, or the worst, actively playing online games, like smack in the middle of a heated battle. It happens easily 5-10 times, sometimes more, per day. And mind you, I live in a relatively small village of less than 1000 pop, fairly isolated too, if not for a crucial 1 lane road skimming it 2 kilometers away. I can't imagine how bad it would be were I stuck on cell wireless with a bigger population trying to connect to the tower.

Unless they find a way to get rid of that "feature" ( especially on HOME connections, on a smartphone, this is acceptable and probably necessary, but for a home connection its totally unacceptable, a distinction should be made between them, at the very least, to exempt home connections from that crazy behaviour ), cell wireless will never ever be as reliable as wired and presented with the choice between faster uncapped cell wireless and slower capped/uncapped wired, I'd still choose wired, even if capped, everytime.

Wow, that's great to know, thanks for letting me know about that! With data caps I use VERY little cellular data; usually in the range of 300MB per month, and I am on my phone a tremendous amount; but always on wifi.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2015, 11:25 DrSquick
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 13, 2015, 11:12:
Lets you download 1 gig in seconds... Charges you 10$ for it and caps you at 10gigs per month. *slow clap*

I know... As a network engineer this could be a game changer. It would be entirely possible to no longer have a LAN or even need Wifi if you have such fast data speeds. But as long as data caps are there, it isn't possible.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 4, 2015, 10:24 DrSquick
 
Hey Blue!

You have an auto-playing Verizon ad. It starts with a large countdown covering 80% of the ad from 30 seconds, and then starts auto-playing with audio. The countdown looks like "AD | 00:29" and is gray on a black background.

I don't know if this is intentional or just an ad provider gone rouge, but just thought I'd let you know!
 
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