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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
57. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 20, 2016, 01:04 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Was looking at the Digital Deluxe pack and it has a "Digital OST Sample". Wtf is that?  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 16, 2016, 20:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Haven't tried the other tinyBuild games, but Speedrunners is a lot of fun  
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Testing Skipping PCs
14. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 15, 2016, 22:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I was interested in this since the original had a lot of potential. But I'll be waiting until well after launch to see how things go on PC before I consider buying now.  
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News Comments > PC No Man's Sky Three Day Delay; Server Wipe Plans
42. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 9, 2016, 01:56 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 17:30:
Bub wrote on Aug 7, 2016, 07:29:
Sounds like the Second Life "flying penis" thing all over again.

How fun to start exploring and discover that someone has already named half the planets you can reach with obscene Beavis and Butthead friendly names.
There are 18 quintillion planets in the game. If 100M people named 100 planets per day for 1000 days your chances of finding a named planet are still .0001%. Unless the really screw up the starting location randomizer.

So what, exactly, is the point of a shared universe?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Aug 6, 2016, 15:13 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Yeah, I'm gonna go with encryption, thanks. We have more reason to be concerned about our government and corporations watching everything we say and do than we do about terrorism.  
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News Comments > Supreme Ruler Trump Rising DLC Tomorrow
12. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 26, 2016, 19:50 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Trump's foreign policy plans are Putin's wet dream. It's not hard to see him trying to do things to please Putin, since he's been dying to get into Russia to build some godawful Trump building since at least the 90s.  
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News Comments > Supreme Ruler Trump Rising DLC Tomorrow
7. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 26, 2016, 01:00 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Task wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 22:55:
Both parties in disarray is a positive thing for the Green Party.
Except as we saw from the DNC emails, the parties have the media doing their bidding. Seemed odd that with the two most disliked candidates in history, the media somehow manages to completely ignore the third party candidates while throwing billions of dollars in free airtime to the major party candidates. But the suspicions have been confirmed now. Both major parties have been lying their asses off and the media has been playing lap dog for them.

Honestly though, I can't really stomach a Trump presidency. The guy is such a crook. Between his Trump University scam and the fact that he brags about walking away from Atlantic City with a ton of money, after screwing over all the small businesses that built his casino, I just don't want to give him the opportunity to fuck over the whole country now. Bastard has been trying to cozy up to Russia for decades too. He'll have no qualms about screwing the US over if it means more money for him.

Oh yeah, and where are those tax records that he said every candidate should release?? More lies...

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 17, 2016, 22:56 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I watched the intro video on Steam for Rimworld a little while ago, but couldn't really figure out what was going on aside from some base building. Are there any particularly good videos out there that explain what the game actually offers?  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
6. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 12, 2016, 20:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
WTF. Lunatic is absolutely the correct term for Alex Jones. There's no comparison between him and mainstream outlets like MSNBC or even Fox. The guy is an absolute nutjob.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jul 1, 2016, 20:04 Wowbagger_TIP
 
LittleMe wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 16:49:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 1, 2016, 14:49:
Yeah not so much the article but what we do online being considered public.

Oh yes what we do online in publicly available areas, of course. It's a public network (of networks). But the ruling says home computers should have no expectation of privacy (even data on the hard drives) if the machine is connected to the Internet..?


Yeah, this ruling is ridiculous and needs to be overturned ASAP.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 28, 2016, 20:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
descender wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 10:49:
I have to agree with ventry, my company monitors hundreds of computers and not a single one of them has "automatically" updated itself without user interaction. Not all of them are on domains with GPO's blocking it either. I can absolutely find the event log entry where you clicked the button that allowed it to happen though.

Users are always wrong or lying or both. Always.

If it switched from Doom to some other window, hijacking my inputs, then that's absolutely Microsoft's fault.

This highlights exactly how (incorrectly) a user thinks windows works. You accepted and scheduled that upgrade long before you ever "ran DOOM" and that has absolutely nothing to do with it tabbing you out at the time.

There have been shady and misleading windows, but the existence of stupid users on the internet doesn't disprove the reasons why they are stupid.

No I didn't. In fact, I had specifically checked that possibility a couple days earlier after reading an article about how to do it. I write software for a living, I understand how it works. I had been denying Microsoft's attempts to upgrade my system for months.

There was no scheduled upgrade. The window forced Doom to minimize, and most likely accepted input intended for Doom, but since it happened so quickly, I had no chance to react or cancel it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 28, 2016, 01:56 Wowbagger_TIP
 
ventry wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 20:49:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 19:57:
ventry wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 19:33:
ItBurn wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 13:23:
My girlfriend fell asleep while watching Netflix. She woke up and her laptop now had Windows 10. It wouldn't start though. It couldn't connect to wifi to complete the installation. The next day, I had to connect it with a cable in order to fix the issue. If you don't have a cable, you're shit out of luck. No more laptop for you.

I call bullshit.
Your "girlfriend" obviously was very sloppy with her mouse clicks and clicked the nag box instead of the 'X' in an attempt to close it thus accepting the upgrade.
The upgrade is scheduled for 3am unless changed by the user.
Result: Your "girlfriend" got updated while she slept.
Not to mention the final message box that appears the day before the upgrade to let the user know that the upgrade will take place the following morning.
I have no real love for Microsoft but, you are a hater.

So yeah, it's quite possible to get upgraded without actually doing anything.

For the last 3 months I have been doing an experiment. I have 8 machines set up in the back of my workshop. 4 laptops and 4 desktops.
All with varying CPU's, ram, etc. With a mix of Win 7 installs. (Basic, Home Prem, Pro and Ultimate) Mix of x86 and x64.
All conected to the net, all updated fully and set for "automatic update".
Each and every weekday i turn on these machines and each and every weekday I click the 'x' on the Win 10 nagbox when it appears.
103 days and counting there has been NO automatic updating to Win10.
That is 824 turn-ons and nagbox 'x' clicks. (<--- Whoops my bad. minus weekends)
I fully believe that this phenomenon is down to peoples sloppy mouse pointer use. (especially where laptop mouse pads are concerned).
i.e getting the nagbox rather than the 'x' to close it.
This also doesn't include the win7 machines I have for sale in the shop also connected to the net.

Don't see how that applies in my case. If it switched from Doom to some other window, hijacking my inputs, then that's absolutely Microsoft's fault.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 27, 2016, 19:57 Wowbagger_TIP
 
ventry wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 19:33:
ItBurn wrote on Jun 27, 2016, 13:23:
My girlfriend fell asleep while watching Netflix. She woke up and her laptop now had Windows 10. It wouldn't start though. It couldn't connect to wifi to complete the installation. The next day, I had to connect it with a cable in order to fix the issue. If you don't have a cable, you're shit out of luck. No more laptop for you.

I call bullshit.
Your "girlfriend" obviously was very sloppy with her mouse clicks and clicked the nag box instead of the 'X' in an attempt to close it thus accepting the upgrade.
The upgrade is scheduled for 3am unless changed by the user.
Result: Your "girlfriend" got updated while she slept.
Not to mention the final message box that appears the day before the upgrade to let the user know that the upgrade will take place the following morning.
I have no real love for Microsoft but, you are a hater.

I'm not sure what happened in their case, but in mine, I was playing Doom at the time, when suddenly the game closed and was at the desktop. I saw some other window flash on the screen for a second, and thought I had just CTD'd. Then I noticed that Doom was still showing in the task bar, and tried to click it to bring it back up. But then the "Upgrading to Windows 10" screen came up warning me not to shut down my system until it was complete. So yeah, it's quite possible to get upgraded without actually doing anything.
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
57. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 24, 2016, 10:04 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Regional pricing has nothing at all to do with the cost of producing the game. It's simply charging some people more because they live in wealthier countries, and charging others much less because they don't, but you want to sell to them anyway because your incremental cost per unit is essentially zero, so why not get what you can get from them.

So, instead of figuring out a single price that will allow you to recover your costs and make a nice profit, you try to segment the market and charge whatever you feel each segment will bear. This is becoming more and more granular over time though, with retailers experimenting with adjusting prices at individual levels based on all the data they gather about your buying habits. I think there's going to be more and more push-back against this sort of thing.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 23, 2016, 00:35 Wowbagger_TIP
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Jun 23, 2016, 00:24:
Where is Mateen's wife? Good to see Dems have their fucking priorities straight. Losing Mateen's wife perfectly sums up President Momjeans.

Are the congresscritters supposed to go look for her or what?
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
11. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 21, 2016, 20:55 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Tigger wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 12:33:
nin wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 10:49:
Task wrote on Jun 21, 2016, 10:26:
Any crowdfund is a gamble since you are investing in an idea/product. It's an interesting concept and I still enjoy it, but I'm far more selective in what I invest in these days. In total I have helped crowdfund 13 products, not all are games, and the one I regret to this day is MWO as a collosal disappointment.

I go by these rules if I have money to invest at the time:

1. Have they delivered any previous crowdfund projects successfully?
2. Have they delivered any previous non-crowdfund projects successfully?
^ Produced something I enjoyed or could see myself enjoying (decent reviews help)
3. Do the company leads run an efficient business already?
4. Do they have a reasonably, sound concept and maybe pre-alpha footage if its a media product (not overly ambitious)?

I remember this particular one, but I steered clear.

I'll add:

Do they specifically list their team members (by name and picture) and their previous accomplishments?

Have they backed any other projects? This is more of an etiquette for me, but I always thought it was tacky to ask for money if you've not been involved in KS before.


That's a good list of things to look at. Since there is little or no accountability for crowdfunded anything, I'm just staying away.

I've backed only the ones I thought could deliver:

Wasteland 2, Shadowrun Returns, Grim Dawn, Shadowrun Hong Kong, Torment: Tides of Numenara, and Battletech.

Battletech is still a ways off, Torment just released its beta, and the rest are finished products. All in all, I think things have turned out great!
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 20, 2016, 22:49 Wowbagger_TIP
 
It's not that you shouldn't back any of these. I've backed several, and while Wasteland 2 didn't really turn out to my liking, the rest have been pretty good, and a couple are still in the works, but looking good. Just don't back without the understanding that you may lose that money. If you've done your research into who exactly is doing the work and what their track record is, then you should know what you're getting into.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 20, 2016, 02:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 19, 2016, 23:12:
Task wrote on Jun 19, 2016, 20:24:
GOG Top 10

1. Witcher 3 - Expansion Pass
2. Witcher 3 - Blood & Wine
3. Witcher 3
4. Witcher 3 + Expansion Pass
5. Pillars of Eternity: Hero Edition
6. Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition
7. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
8. Grim Dawn
9. Neverwinter Nights 2 Complete
10. X Rebirth: Home of Light Complete Edition

1 game does not deserve to be on that list.. not ever

You should put an X next to the one that doesn't belong, so we know which one you're talking about.
 
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News Comments > It came from E3 2016, Part 3
4. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 18, 2016, 16:53 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Having experience a few different VR setups now, I think it has way more potential than the 3D stuff. It really can be amazing and immersive in a way that 3D has never been.  
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News Comments > Space Run Galaxy Launches
5. Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube... Jun 18, 2016, 16:51 Wowbagger_TIP
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 18, 2016, 04:49:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 17, 2016, 23:32:
Saboth wrote on Jun 17, 2016, 17:56:
I *kinda* liked the first one, but it felt like there was always an envisioned setup for your ship each mission, and other configurations weren't meant to be used. Meaning unless you put gun 1 at positions X Y and Z, and a shield as position T, and anti-missiles at S, you couldn't win the level. So each mission was just running the mission over and over again to see what enemies would appear, when they would appear, and what setup the developer meant for you to use.

Yeah, that's what a lot of tower defense games end up being. Basically each level is a puzzle with one solution. I'd like to be able to use a variety of possible solutions to win. That's harder to design for, but makes for a much better game IMO.

The best tower defense games allow multiple solutions to each level, however. Defense Grid, for example, allows many different ways to complete a level, offering replayability as you try to beat your previous score. Just as Creston, DG savant.

Yeah, I love Defense Grid. Not sure if this one is up to par with DG though.
 
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