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Signed On Jul 12, 2000, 17:57
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News Comments > On E3 Live Gameplay Demos
2. Re: On E3 Live Gameplay Demos Feb 13, 2016, 13:40 DangerDog
 
To quote Hillary Clinton "What difference does it make!!"

I don't know about Ghost Recon Future Soldier but if there were awards being handed out for fakeist E3 demo I thing Randy Pitchford would take top honors for Aliens Colonial Marines.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Feb 12, 2016, 21:19 DangerDog
 
At least you can still change them yourself even if you have to dig deeper than the surface menus.

I'd like to see someone attempt any type of circumvention to google spying on you with an android phone or tablet etc.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers
16. Re: Star Citizen's Discount Package for Backers Feb 12, 2016, 15:20 DangerDog
 
They call this the "misery loves company" package.  
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News Comments > Quantum Break PC Plans; Xbox Players Unhappy
27. Re: Quantum Break PC Plans; Xbox Players Unhappy Feb 12, 2016, 15:19 DangerDog
 
Hilarious, and PC gamers will complain about the Windows 10 exclusivity and that it'll only be available through the MS Store.

Microsoft just can't win.
 
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News Comments > The Solus Project Video Diary
4. Re: The Solus Project Video Diary Feb 11, 2016, 16:51 DangerDog
 
I'm thinking in terms of all those promised planets for Star Citizen which should by now be fleshed out into mini games like this, or even just a fraction of what this game has.

 
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News Comments > The Solus Project Video Diary
1. Re: The Solus Project Video Diary Feb 11, 2016, 15:55 DangerDog
 
Small team of 5 to 10 people working on it since 2013, meanwhile a game like Star Citizen can't even muster 1/10 the amount of game play with hundreds of people and tens of millions of dollars.

 
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News Comments > Hatred Developer's New Greenlight
14. Re: Hatred Developer's New Greenlight Feb 11, 2016, 15:38 DangerDog
 
Why would anyone be getting their panties in a wad over this game, you're not shooting poor helpless refugees Rolleyes this is the same scenario played out in call of duty games - well until they went all politically correct and you don't shoot at arab speaking soldiers anymore.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 10, 2016, 14:18 DangerDog
 
All of these sites that want to block ad blocking need to take a "no flash and no javascript" pledge for their ads. Just go back to plain image links.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 10, 2016, 04:42 DangerDog
 
Done in by "Rock Band" that's pretty damn sad.  
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News Comments > The Division Open Beta Next Week
6. Re: The Division Open Beta Next Week Feb 9, 2016, 18:19 DangerDog
 
The development team has resolved most of the PC cheating issues tracked during the closed beta, and all of them will be resolved by launch on March 8. The developers will continue to closely monitor the open beta for any new issues, and address them accordingly.

Golfclap
 
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News Comments > The Division Open Beta Next Week
1. Re: The Division Open Beta Next Week Feb 9, 2016, 14:53 DangerDog
 
Didn't think they would do the open beta demo this close to release, might actually hurt them in terms of lowering the hype levels for the game.

This definitely wont change, if you're ultra paranoid about having your IP visible to other players then you'll want to stick to solo play and avoid the PvP altogether.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xnY5lAnCoM

I doubt average gamer would become a target for ddos attacks or being "Swatted" but for youtube streamers it could make them an easy target. Some people just get off on ruining other peoples lives and taking their grievances from the virtual world into the real world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_hPBQ4isms

That might be fixed but I bet it still works in the open beta, now that it's public knowledge if they haven't fixed it people will delete it from their hard drive after playing for just a few minutes.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal 101 Trailer
9. Re: Far Cry Primal 101 Trailer Feb 9, 2016, 14:36 DangerDog
 
Quest for Fire the video game.

pre-order now to receive the gold textured AK-47 with 4x scope.
 
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: etc. Feb 8, 2016, 17:19 DangerDog
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_hPBQ4isms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xnY5lAnCoM

between stuff like this and the people using other cheats in the darkzone the game could be a huge fail, hard to trust developers and their off handed promises anymore.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Feb 8, 2016, 15:05 DangerDog
 
Anyone complaining about the graphics on the PC should watch this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKtjDDsO6Y4

you'll probably still complain but maybe a little bit less.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Feb 8, 2016, 14:51 DangerDog
 
The only area that could be improved visually for the division would be less repetition of objects and the textures on said objects, if you go around scrutinizing everything in the environment then of course you're going to see things like the books on the bookshelf all being the same one or that giant wall graffiti painting being a 1:1 copy used elsewhere as a poster in a room. Sometimes it makes me laugh like the blurry lorem ipsum on an office safety poster or a fax machine with a "Strat" button.

Visual fidelity isn't the issue with The Division, the issue is going to be whether or not the world they've created turns out to be an empty vessel lacking in content to do justice to the background setting.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
7. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 7, 2016, 17:31 DangerDog
 
DDI wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 17:19:
These guys are paranoid idiots. Even the Enterprise version installs a bunch of modern apps that want to go get the weather, news, etc.

Of course with telemetry disabled, there still would be traffic to MS. You can remove all the modern apps if you want and there's plenty of articles on how to do it

Is the paranoia unjustified though? In the EULA there is something regarding MS having the authority to remove programs from your computer, they did just that with one of their updates where a bunch of utilities that people had installed were gone after the update.

If their tracking telemetry reports a sizable portion of the users running some sort of blocking program like spybot anti-beacon then they could auto-remove it from systems without any notice, just as an example.

Aside from games there's just a couple of programs - mostly stuff like Adobe Creative Suite that keeps people tied to Windows. If Adobe ported their software to Linux that would be huge.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
6. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 7, 2016, 17:19 DangerDog
 
Frijoles wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 17:08:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 7, 2016, 16:09:
I'm trying to understand how some companies are planning on dealing with this.

Install Enterprise version. I wonder if it does the same thing. I know we're evaluating it because it doesn't force updates (we want to control that). Enterprise also lets you turn off Cortana, so probably lets you disable other things.

This guy installed Enterprise edition, although he didn't go on to turn off known attributes that activate internet connections behind the scenes you would think at least the Enterprise edition would be easier to turn off that sort of stuff. You can turn off Cortana in other versions as well. I was under the impression that you could only "delay" updates on Enterprise and Pro versions but not turn it off completely.

I've read that the next major update to Windows 10 "redstone" will see Cortana features spread throughout the OS so eventually they might make it where you can't turn it off.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 7, 2016, 14:53 DangerDog
 
I read TFA, the guy is an idiot and screwed up the test.

He configured the router to drop all connections. So Windows tries to access Windows Update, and it fails. So it tries the next server on the list, which fails. Strange, the interface has an IP address, try the next one...

Windows also has this thing called the Out Of Box Experience. It's been there since at least 98, probably before. The first time you log in, it runs a few things so you can choose your preferences and set important stuff up. If you ignore it, it will carry on looking for updates from the Windows Store, updates for live tiles in the start menu etc.

Every OS enables a load of crap by default. This is not surprising at all.

Unlike the guy in TFA, I bothered to do this properly. If you disable everything and don't use Windows Store apps then the only traffic is to Windows Update.


This could be true, just doing a virgin install of the OS and only unchecking the initial options on privacy stuff isn't going to cut it (live tile updates alone could be a source for a lot of those connections).

You can even delete/uninstall the telemetry service completely if you're ultra paranoid.



 
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Solo Campaign & TV Ambitions Revealed
2. Re: Titanfall 2 Solo Campaign & TV Ambitions Revealed Feb 7, 2016, 14:30 DangerDog
 
The main reason people didn't leave it installed for occasional play is the size of the game, 50+ gb is just stupid. Multiplayer needs to be separate from single player and not contain 40gb of uncompressed audio.

Yes massive hard drives are cheap and you don't need to have this sitting on your SSD to load fast but it's still feel like so much wasted space, compare to something like GTAV that comes in at 64 gb.

 
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News Comments > Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Signups
19. Re: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Signups Feb 5, 2016, 05:34 DangerDog
 
NamecaF wrote on Feb 5, 2016, 03:46:

Basically, imagine Steam with no ties to Valve and no inbuilt DRM? Stop trolling.

That platform exists in the form of Good Old Games. Now you just have to convince everyone to buy their games from GOG exclusively.

The real threat isn't from Origin, Ubisoft or Steam DRM it's the extra layer of DRM that publishers are pushing such as Denuvo a form of anti-tamper technology. Lately I've been playing older games and many of them require tweaks to files and settings to work on modern OS - with this new form of DRM you'll be shit out of luck in doing that in the future.
 
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