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Signed On Apr 3, 2001, 22:20
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Saturday Mobilization Dec 6, 2015, 00:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 23:26:
think his point was that an article about a cheap phone doesn't talk about how it works as a phone

But then, if you read ars regularly, you know this is how they operate... hipster reviews, not real reviews ,p

It's not being sold as "just a phone", so the review seems fair to me. I'm sure the phone part works the same as any other phone for the carrier you're using.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Saturday Mobilization Dec 5, 2015, 18:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 12:12:
This is the dumbest article I've seen on Ars ever. You know why you buy a $10 phone? TO MAKE PHONE CALLS! Obviously anyone buying this as a "smart" phone with a billion needless apps and gadgets is in for a letdown aren't they? Then again they're not paying $600 are they? My cell is just over 4 years old at this point and I don't care. I'll keep it until it dies. You know why BECAUSE I USE MY PHONE FOR PHONE CALLS AND NOTHING ELSE. Jesus!

Article makes sense to me. If you want a phone that just makes calls, then why buy a smart phone, let alone one running Android? Seems like they do give it its due as a $10 phone. Their main beef is that if you put a screen that bad on a smart phone, $10 or not, it's kind of pointless. Get rid of the crappy screen, the crappy camera, and the bloated software that does a ton of stuff you don't need, and put out a regular cell phone that works well for $5 instead. Hell, make it $10 anyway. At least it would be a better quality phone.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry Primal Deluxe Edition
5. Re: Far Cry Primal Deluxe Edition Dec 5, 2015, 01:39 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I'm thinking your animals will be your vehicles in this one. Hope the handbrake works well on that sabertooth cat!  
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News Comments > Deal with the Devil Announced
4. Re: Deal with the Devil Announced Dec 3, 2015, 22:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 10:55:
Sounds like it could have been interesting but I have zero desire to play a game with an obvious feminist/social justice agenda.

Not sure if the game will be any good, but where exactly are you getting that from?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 3, 2015, 09:46 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 3, 2015, 07:34:
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Dec 2, 2015, 20:02:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 2, 2015, 19:27:
What about xray specs to find admins who blockade entire branches of topics against edits going against their own agenda...

Which topics are those?

All political ones ,)
Ahh, I guess I'd need to see examples of it. I've seen some abuses in the past, but I've seen a lot more unfounded claims of abuse than actual abuse.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 2, 2015, 20:02 Wowbagger_TIP
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 2, 2015, 19:27:
What about xray specs to find admins who blockade entire branches of topics against edits going against their own agenda...

Which topics are those?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Q3 Dec 2, 2015, 12:00 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Killer Kane wrote on Dec 2, 2015, 11:27:
I still fire up Quake 3 Arena once in a while. The "Chronic" mod and the Simpsons are still a blast. Even though Unreal Tournament seemed to get more game play than Q3 back in the day, I gravitate to Q3 these days almost exclusively

UT instagib CTF was my drug of choice back then. Kinda miss it now, but I'm sure my skills have atrophied significantly since then
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Released; No Multi-GPU Support and Other Issues
12. Re: Just Cause 3 Released; No Multi-GPU Support and Other Issues Dec 1, 2015, 14:28 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I can understand the frustration, but multi-gpu setups are niche within a niche, so I can easily see why support is low priority for developers too.

I picked this up already. Looking forward to it once I take a break from FO4. Maybe there'll be a patch or two by then.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
7. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Dec 1, 2015, 10:16 Wowbagger_TIP
 
nin wrote on Nov 30, 2015, 12:30:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 30, 2015, 12:09:
I was curious about this, and reading the article, the person in question works at Breitbart.

That does explain a lot...


From reading his tweets, he seems exactly like what I'd expect someone working for Breitbart to be like.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
7. Re: Sunday Patches Nov 30, 2015, 15:09 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I got my Steam Link set up last weekend. So far I've only played Ori with the controller. I found the analog stick to be over-sensitive. I'd like to see some sort of walkthrough of the capabilities of the controller. Right now I don't really know what alternative control schemes might work better.

Also, I've heard that you have to jump through some hoops to use a PS4 wireless controller with it. The XBone wireless adapter apparently won't work with it at all. Not sure if there are any other decent wireless alternatives to the Steam controller.

 
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News Comments > Rocket League Adding Portal Content Tomorrow
5. Re: Rocket League Adding Portal Content Tomorrow Nov 30, 2015, 14:00 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I wish I didn't suck at this game :-/

It's pretty fun, but the AI at Pro level (next level up from the easiest, Rookie) beats me almost every time. I think u need to get better at flying and reading the ball.
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six: Siege Open Beta Begins
8. Re: Rainbow Six: Siege Open Beta Begins Nov 27, 2015, 11:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 26, 2015, 20:26:
LanikTnt wrote on Nov 26, 2015, 16:50:
It says its supposed to be in your games list when you use the uplay app but I dont see it. What gives?

I have the same problem, and I have a ticket in to UPlay support for it. According to their first response to me, it's supposed to show up in your "Free Games" list. But it doesn't show up for me. No resolution yet.

Ok, according to their support, if you have Steam, the game may not show up in your Free Games list in UPlay. But you can go to the Steam page for the game and down that page a little ways there is a banner that says "Click here to play the open beta". Use that instead.
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six: Siege Open Beta Begins
6. Re: Rainbow Six: Siege Open Beta Begins Nov 26, 2015, 20:26 Wowbagger_TIP
 
LanikTnt wrote on Nov 26, 2015, 16:50:
It says its supposed to be in your games list when you use the uplay app but I dont see it. What gives?

I have the same problem, and I have a ticket in to UPlay support for it. According to their first response to me, it's supposed to show up in your "Free Games" list. But it doesn't show up for me. No resolution yet.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Nov 25, 2015, 21:08 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Ok, those were pretty hilarious  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Plans
47. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Plans Nov 21, 2015, 01:05 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Regardless of any of that, there's still no reason anyone needs to run the game at 90+ fps, and there was no reason for them to spend time making that possible when there were a million other more important things to use that time for.

Game has been running great for me. I have a mid-tier gaming machine (couple year old i7, R9 390, 8GB RAM), and I haven't had any problems with stuttering in or out of the city. Just the weird weapon switch thing, and some strange pipboy graphics glitches when in sneak mode with chameleon armor active

Hopefully the patch fixes things and doesn't create any new issues. I'll probably just let it autoupdate and see how it goes.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Plans
17. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Plans Nov 20, 2015, 00:54 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I haven't experience much trouble with the game at all. Had the weapon switching issues, where my gun would be invisible sometimes, and a weird issue once where the pipboy interface somehow messed up the cursor so that it was offset by some amount after that. But that just happened once. Never had the issue getting stuck to a terminal.

All in all, this is probably the least buggy-at-release Beth game I've played. I'll probably get the beta patch. Maybe it'll fix the weapon switching thing.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 19, 2015, 01:25 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I think the plan has little to do with foreign terrorists, and everything to do with the surveillance state. If effective encryption is banned, then they don't even need to worry about what you're actually protecting with it. You're already a criminal! No fuss, no muss on their part. They can just lock you up and be done. The prisons make their cash and everyone in power is happy.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 4K Trailer
16. Re: Just Cause 3 4K Trailer Nov 19, 2015, 00:10 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 18, 2015, 19:16:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 18, 2015, 13:28:
Linthat22 wrote on Nov 18, 2015, 10:46:
pssssht, I'm waiting for this 4k fad to pass. Bring on 8k!!!

8K is for peasants with AMD hardware. The real action is at 16K.

That's just superfluous. Anyone with any sense knows 64K is where it's at.

Well, I'll just go ahead and point out that nobody will ever need more than 640K
 
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News Comments > Green Man Gaming Key Sources Follow-up
10. Re: Green Man Gaming Key Sources Follow-up Nov 18, 2015, 22:43 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Only problem I've had was my Witcher 3 key showing up a little late. I did get it a few hours later, and it worked. They gave me a 40% off coupon as well. Unfortunately they neglected to put the expiration date someplace prominent. I thought since it was kind of an apology coupon that it wouldn't expire. Sadly, no. It was buried in their usual boilerplate black section at the bottom. That kinda pissed me off. But as long as they're offering good prices, I'll probably still buy from them. I don't really care about Steam refund. I tend to know for sure whether I want a game or not before I buy.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Released
39. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 17, 2015, 15:05 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Tumbler wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 14:44:
KS wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 12:59:
Getting it out the door before the movie is 2,400% the driving factor. If they were short on time, someone goofed. This is the biggest game company securing the rights to the biggest franchise property. No room for amature management.

I don't think there is anything amateur about this. It's just not possible to make a game better than this in such a short period of time.

As a consumer I'm certain you'll have the option to buy a more complete game a year from now for $60 that includes most, if not all, of the DLC in the season pass. If anything EA just gave consumers the option to buy in early at a higher price or wait until next year when the game can be properly released with all the content you'd expect for $60.

It's not marketed that way though, but there seems to be no confusion that a lot of additional content is coming to fill this game out. Given the two choices, wait and play this late in 2016 with everything and feel good about $60 or get it early and pay a higher price to play it now and get updates over the next year I'm not sure this is such a bad choice.

I got some RPG's to finish though. Getting close to the end of Divinity Original sin, then Wasteland 2 and Pillars of Eternity, then Fallout 4, then...Hearthstone, gotta work that in too... so many games to play.

As someone pointed out earlier, given the size of the companies and franchise involved, if they didn't have enough time, then someone screwed up royally.
 
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