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Genki Alpaca
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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit
Feb 3, 2021, 10:34
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Re: Valve Loses Controller Patent Lawsuit Feb 3, 2021, 10:34
Feb 3, 2021, 10:34
 
I had one of these as a kid... and I'm above the mean age for readers of this page. Thing broke a few times and had to take it apart to fix it... 100% mechanical switches inside, good stuff!

Epyx 500XJ

Can't say for sure that is prior art... but seems to have them beat by at least a dozen years...

That having been said, their controllers do look sweet. My bad fingers are my middle fingers or I would consider one for accessibility reasons!
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Re: Oculus Quest 2 Details Leak
Sep 14, 2020, 15:38
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Re: Oculus Quest 2 Details Leak Sep 14, 2020, 15:38
Sep 14, 2020, 15:38
 
I don't understand the hate for required Facebook signon. Back in the day of silly Facebook games giving time/upgrades/rewards for referring friends... I had 10+ fake facebook accounts... and I would swap 10 friend requests with dozens of others doing the same thing. Then play the games on one of the fake facebook accounts signed into Explorer, and you don't even have any cookies associated with it in your real browser.

Why not just make a facebook account with a picture of a random stranger for a profile pic, and a random real sounding name... link it to your Oculus and pretend it is just any other sign in? Even if you really use Facebook (which I'm guessing people having a problem with this don't) you could use an alternate Facebook for this.
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Re: Apple Can Block Fortnite But Not the Unreal Engine
Aug 25, 2020, 19:39
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Re: Apple Can Block Fortnite But Not the Unreal Engine Aug 25, 2020, 19:39
Aug 25, 2020, 19:39
 
Bishi wrote on Aug 25, 2020, 18:43:
Any half literate tech person that still uses Apple products is lying to themselves. The hardware is often decent (if overpriced and outdated), but the software is such a pile of shit, that every bearded douche with a credit card buys in.

We use Macs exclusively at work. Being able to use a proper bash or z shell is nice, but the real reason is docker on windows pcs is awful. All of our deployments to the cloud are on Docker containers in Linux, and they all require lots of custom hacks and changes to work on Windows, whereas they mostly just work the same on Mac, with a couple odd networking issues.

New Macbooks even have an escape key and a keyboard that doesn't suck. (Mind you, my Lenovo at home has a keyboard 10 times better and runs twice the speed for 2/3rd the price.) But for web/Java/AWS development, windows pcs are lightyears behind apple.

Of course I go home and we have 4 gaming PCs and two Windows laptops... so I would agree any half literate gamer that still uses Apple products is missing out...
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Re: Apple's Epic Threat to Epic
Aug 18, 2020, 01:00
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Re: Apple's Epic Threat to Epic Aug 18, 2020, 01:00
Aug 18, 2020, 01:00
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Aug 17, 2020, 21:30:
Where's the Monopoly here?

Apple is a Monopoly, not a duopoly. If I own an Apple Device, I have no choice but to go through their app store to get apps. It is irrelevant if Microsoft or Google provide a similar device, once I have the device, I am locked in to their app store.

Hopefully Epic is going to end up providing an even better Epic launcher with a better store/launcher than the Apple Store when they manage to catch up to steam and provide another source of games/programs than the flakey Apple store. I used the humble launcher for my rooted Android device for years... but it only worked because I accepted the risks and rooted my device.
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Re: Fallout 76 Launches Fallout 1st Private Server Program
Oct 23, 2019, 19:52
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Re: Fallout 76 Launches Fallout 1st Private Server Program Oct 23, 2019, 19:52
Oct 23, 2019, 19:52
 
I bought this game on launch day and have regretted it ever since. The game felt like a bad tech demo... the only possible light was that one day we could just play a local server and maybe someone would mod a game into the engine.


First there was $5 horse armor... then "free-to-play"... then "pay-to-win"... now there is monthly fee to hope someone else makes a game in our engine.

... On the bright side, I saved $60+ times however many other games Bethesda ever makes in the future.
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Re: Apex Legends Leaver Penalty Removed, Will Return
Apr 7, 2019, 21:57
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Re: Apex Legends Leaver Penalty Removed, Will Return Apr 7, 2019, 21:57
Apr 7, 2019, 21:57
 
Curious if it is to help with the spam bots... but it seems like you would want a report/detect/ban for them, not a penalty.
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Re: Steam Ending Windows XP and Vista Support
Jun 12, 2018, 23:30
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Re: Steam Ending Windows XP and Vista Support Jun 12, 2018, 23:30
Jun 12, 2018, 23:30
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 20:07:
gsilver wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 18:26:
I like the way that this creates paradoxes for certain games, like Fallout 3, that don't run properly with Windows 7+
Interesting point. I'd be interested to hear how much work has been done to continue to support those OSes over the last year. I mean, they aren't getting updated right? So what is the problem? What is Vavle having to do?

That said, if only .22% of the customers are impacted, it's difficult to criticize them too much. And that's coming from someone who is still on Win7 for various reasons...

Back when I designed a plugin for IE that worked with our web site and files on the users machine... roughly 50% of our testing time and debugging time went into supporting Windows 95, 98, ME and NT4 (I think). Basically the developers (myself included) were on new XP and Vista machines and all the code there typically worked... but then we had to have countless bug reports and fixes for all the things that were different. Vista and NT4 had imcompatible security models (UAC is old news now, but was new at the time).

Plus IE worked different on each (especially NT4).

When we convinced them to drop 95, 98 and ME completely... (around the time Windows 7 came out)... it freed up a whole QA person and developer to work on new stuff instead of just patching old stuff.

I don't know how big Steam is, but I have no trouble believing keeping them going eats up a lot of testing and development time.
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Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit
May 29, 2018, 18:20
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Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Lawsuit May 29, 2018, 18:20
May 29, 2018, 18:20
 
Whoa... Nintendo needs to sue them both for copying Pilotwings!!!
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Re: Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM Trailer
Mar 19, 2018, 21:44
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Re: Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM Trailer Mar 19, 2018, 21:44
Mar 19, 2018, 21:44
 
I REALLY wanted to like Ni No Kuni. But I literally fell asleep like 15 times trying to play it before I gave up about half way done. It isn't that it wasn't done well, it just was a slight variation on combat systems done 5000 times before by Dragon Warrior, Pokemon, Final Fantasy etc.

Curious if this one will be better or if I am just too old for playing non-action games after the kids go to bed now.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 9, 2016, 22:36
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 9, 2016, 22:36
May 9, 2016, 22:36
 
After I saw that I posted to Facebook I thought everyone at Microsoft should be fired... but my friends there quickly replied it wasn't their fault and they don't approve.

I remember yanking the power out of the back of my machine thinking something awful had already happened and it wouldn't help any. Then googled it on my phone to see if there was a known key to remove it.

Baka.
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Re: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Announced
Feb 2, 2016, 19:24
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Re: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Announced Feb 2, 2016, 19:24
Feb 2, 2016, 19:24
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 2, 2016, 18:39:
Really? That's sucks from a standpoint of not using anything from the first 3 movies to improve Battlefront.


Everything in Battlefront is from the first three movies... maybe one day someone will make Episode I, II, and III, but I'm quite certain there has never been any made before New Hope.
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Re: Diablo III Season 5 Begins
Jan 17, 2016, 15:30
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Re: Diablo III Season 5 Begins Jan 17, 2016, 15:30
Jan 17, 2016, 15:30
 
I hated Diablo III when it first came out as much as the next guy... but I totally don't get all the hate here for the current game.

A. The game today is nothing at all like the AH garbage that launched. With RoS the game is amazing. The story was fun instead of a chore.
B. They just added all the new Legendaries without needing to do the season at all... and now you are whining that they still have content to be unlocked for the people playing the seasonal characters. ??
C. I don't disagree that 5 tabs is very limiting... not sure it is worth the hate though. Seasons are nice since everyone is starting fresh and you don't have to worry about some pimped out level 1200 paragon dude invading your game, or whining that you are only paragon 300 (at least for the first couple weeks).

Avoiding season 5 only because I did all there was to do in Season 4 and am taking a break for a bit. But if you have never tried a season journey, it was loads of fun...

I honestly only touched the story season 4 when I self twinked another Monk to 70 just for fun so I could have two equipment/skill chars without swapping everything for single player vs group. (Took like 40 minutes to get to level 70 with a few gem's of ease for healing armor and ancient set weapons, stayed in like Torment 6 for most of that until I first got killed around level 67 or so! I think I was level 63 or so before the lagging notifications of new skill slots and skills stopped.)

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Re: Diablo III 1.04 New Paragon Endgame Detailed
Aug 20, 2012, 18:10
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Re: Diablo III 1.04 New Paragon Endgame Detailed Aug 20, 2012, 18:10
Aug 20, 2012, 18:10
 
Tumbler wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 17:59:

Maybe there is a barb out there screaming with rage because he keeps getting wizard armor and all I need to do is find him and dump all my stupid barbarian weapons and shit on him and I will get all the wizard crap he ends up with.

Ha ha. Appropriate example. My normal group is with my two cousins, sorc, monk and DH and so we don't have a barbarian. Going through Act 3 one time, we all found about 5-6 barbarian only items in a row... we have a competition each act to see who could find the worst item (best useless, like +150 Int on a barbarian gloves). I actually may still be wearing a +Int wrist guard one of them found.
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Re: Diablo III 1.04 New Paragon Endgame Detailed
Aug 20, 2012, 17:39
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Re: Diablo III 1.04 New Paragon Endgame Detailed Aug 20, 2012, 17:39
Aug 20, 2012, 17:39
 
MattyC wrote on Aug 20, 2012, 17:06:
Exactly, though oddly most of the people complaining about it really claimed to have loved D1 & D2. It was always an item drop hunt (or ladder grind if that was your thing). Not sure what games these people played, but they certainly weren't Diablo titles.

If you are implying that the quality, frequency, and fun factor of the drops in Diablo 3 approaches the quality, frequency, and fun factor of drops in Diablo 1&2, you certainly have never played an earlier Diablo title.

Played through D3 3.5 times, and I have found exactly 3 interesting items, and I'm wearing none of them since they were all for other classes. I bought my current gear at the shop since I could not survive any longer with the gear I have found. I have had >150% MF most of the time I'm playing.

TL2 might come out soon!
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Re: Diablo III Asia Downtime to Remove Duped Items
Jun 12, 2012, 11:51
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Re: Diablo III Asia Downtime to Remove Duped Items Jun 12, 2012, 11:51
Jun 12, 2012, 11:51
 
Kosumo wrote on Jun 11, 2012, 23:30:
Well to me, the proof will be in what they do, not what has happened.

If the fact that it is all ways on DRM/Single-player means that they have good data recording and can tell what is a dupe item and what is a ilget (true) item due to them generating all real items server side and they can manage what as happened, then anit that better than un-controlled item duping?

I just wish to ask those who are against the all ways on DRM, what would they have done to help keep the intergrty (lack of cheating) in an AAA (i hate that term) title that was design to be played online in co-op?

Cheating wreck a lot of online gaming and I'm happy that people are making an effort to combat it.

There will always be cheating thought.

Anyone got any answers to cheating other than always on?

Why do you care about cheating? It is a single player game, so don't cheat. Since you obviously disagree and think it is a coop game, find 3 of your buddies who don't cheat and play with them and don't cheat.

Even if cheating is a problem, how is having the game laggy, frequently offline (for hours or a day at a time), hackable, unbackupable any better. Seems like the "cure" is much worse than the "problem" it is supposedly trying to fix. Anyway, you've bought into their lie, online mode is not to prevent cheating, duping, etc. That is a thinly veiled lie and I'm not sure why you believe it. D3 is online to prevent pirating.

I have no intention to play it once I finish Nightmare, it is getting tedious and no longer fun. While playing I found very little equipment that is cool or fun, and in a "gear based game" this is a problem. Never a legendary or set item. Playing through the game 3 times solo and with friends only one of us has ever seen a legendary and it was a level 12 item with +STR and none of us were barbarians.

It was not an awful game, but between the 3 nights I was completely unable to play, the numerous nights the servers went down and the complete lack of finding any good items. (Well, I found a few cool items if I was a barbarian, but I wasn't and sold them for 100K on the AH.) The game could have been much better, they focused too much on making people happy who want to play the same game over and over and over and over and over for 300 hours... and too little time making most of their users who want to play through a couple times happy. Here are three games that were better (more fun) than D3: Torch Light, Dungeon Siege, and D2.

Diablo 3 could be made more fun for casual gamers in 4 easy steps:

1. Offer offline play. (To those who think the current grindfest/game is fine as it is: your life is unchanged see 6.)

2. Modify drop code so it favors dropping items useful for the class you are currently playing. Or at least have items have synergy with themself so you get stats that match other stats and the type of equipment. A Warrior only Belt with +150 Intelligence is not helpful for anyone? My group has a game we play to see who can find the most worthless item.

3. Increase the drop rate so you can actually find items to allow you to play through the game without the AH. Normal was probably too easy, I would make it much harder, but drop better loot. Nightmare is getting too hard... again I would make it harder but drop MUCH better loot. Make Hell crazy difficult but also drop equipment like you see on the AH. I have no interest in inferno... but it seems like it is broken if you are needing to reload to earlier points to replay in order to advance.

4. Bonus: Allow LAN play... or "Unsecure" online hosting for multiplayer between normal people who don't care about AH and dupes and cheating. Give us the option to ban folks from our game. You know: Just like D2 not on the ladder.


(5. Offer the current buggy, laggy, unavailable, AH version for anyone who actually wants to waste real $$ or time farming crap for 100's of hours between legendaries as a 2nd option... like the Ladder and Hardcore were offered as choices in D2. Don't allow crossover between "Offline" and "Ladder". The already don't allow crossover between "Normal" and "Hardcore" so this shouldn't be much of a problem.)


Result:

When you take the day off or go to play at night, the game will be there if you computer is working. And it will be fun since you will find cool loot without needing to go online to buy it to survive.
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