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Google+: Tools, Names, and Facebook

Lorcas Re:Google Apps (194 comments)

Weird as I have invited myself from my account to my Google apps account and I have received the e-mail, I just couldn't sign up when clicking the link in the e-mail.

more than 3 years ago

Dragon Age: Origins Expansion Coming In March

Lorcas Re:nice spin (80 comments)

Just an FYI, there is a DLC which is delayed, and an expansion which will be released in march. 2 different add-ons to the original game.

more than 4 years ago

Dragon Age: Origins Expansion Coming In March

Lorcas How does EA manage this? (80 comments)

First they make DLC that can be covered in 30 minutes for 5$, then they make an expansion that is said to take 15-20% of the time it took to complete the original game and sell it almost full price (for a PC game). I preferred the not so old days where an expansion meant something as good, as long, as awesome as the original game (or better). Now it seems that they are just throwing bits and pieces and charging the big price for it. And don't get me started on DLC which is an even bigger joke, very small feature for 5$ most of the time. I bought the original game as part of a special, so I had both the DLC of the launch for the price of the game alone. But I doubt I will be getting the DLC this time unless the reviews are pretty damn good. Same with the expansion because it's hard justifying 40$ for something that's a fraction of the original game.

Anyway, I am currently going through my games I bought during the holiday sells and hopefully, by the time I'm done with them, the expansion will have gone down in price or someone will inform me that it's worth the price and I need to stop crying.

more than 4 years ago

Police Swarm Bungie Office Over Halo Replica Rifle

Lorcas Re:Well, to be fair, (746 comments)

Just report that a plane crashed in a field? You had it right in the first part there and it seems to make sense to me. If you actually know what kind of plane it was, then go ahead I'm sure the 911 personnel would appreciate. Usually when you call 911 and say a plane crashed, they will assume you know nothing about planes and will ask you questions on how it looked to identify the plane. If you just say a Boeing crashed when it was a Cessna, they might be looking at the wrong field and wasting valuable time.

In this case, reporting someone with a gun, or a big gun would have been perfectly fine. 911 personnel would have run through a few questions to identify the gun and threat level. Saying a general term if you don't know the specific is a perfect way to convey the message, but if you use a specific term as a generality, well lets just say the people might not react the way you wanted them to.

about 5 years ago

Police Swarm Bungie Office Over Halo Replica Rifle

Lorcas Re:Well, to be fair, (746 comments)

It's becoming more and more troublesome to have people use general terms for stuff they don't know. Instead they learn one specific term and apply it to the whole field. In this case, AK-47 instead of gun or automatic rifle, or for computers where every part of it is a hard drive. This is beginning to annoy me.

about 5 years ago

Blizzard Answers Your Questions and More

Lorcas Re:SC2 Lan Play (368 comments)

I noticed that myself. They keep saying that because people are playing online, offline mode LAN play is not required. They repeat the same thing using Warcraft 3 for reference and say that it 'did have LAN play, the vast, vast majority of people played on'. At this point I just facepalm ragequit the article.

about 5 years ago

Text Comments Out In YouTube "National Discussion" of Health Care

Lorcas You do not need a camera to post vids on youtube (287 comments)

You can open up your favorite video editing software and just put some slides of text. No camera involved.

more than 5 years ago

A Look At the AI of Empire: Total War and F.E.A.R. 2

Lorcas Re:Fear 2's AI sucked. (58 comments)

I don't know what's to praise about the AI in FEAR 2. For me, it's just horrible AI with well thought out lines to make the immersion better. Under no way will I praise bots saying "Advancing" when the target is out of view or "Take cover" when a grenade is near. The AI in this game is below average at best.

Here's a little something that happened TWICE yesterday as I was playing through the game:

I enter a room with cubicles and 4 hostiles that aren't aware of my presence. I shoot to kill one of them and take cover behind a wall (room was shaped in L form). At that time I hear the hostiles saying "Flush him out".

*grenade lands somewhere*



As I turn the corner, I notice all 3 remaining hostiles are dead. And this isn't a 1 time fluke, the next room had hostiles and they heard the gunfire, they launched a grenade at the closed door, which bounced back in their face.

2 rooms cleared, 1 bullet used. My main weapon: Crappy AI

more than 5 years ago

CRTC Rules Bell Can Squeeze Downloads

Lorcas Re:Two Options (245 comments)

In Quebec we do have a pretty reliable cable connection (Videotron) which is a decent competitor to Bell. They have a few problems over their plans and such, but their internet connection is flawless. I don't know if other provinces has this alternative tho.

So by doing option 1, they can allow more users to connect at better speed allowing them to have a chance at compteting against whatever other providers available in the area. So by doing this, it will cost a lot but you have a chance of having a lot of new customers, depending how convincing your efforts are.
By doing option 2, they ensure that if I ever was with Bell I'd put my money elsewhere and that if I was with some other provider, I wouldn't consider moving to Bell. Less cost, shittier service, more pissed off customers plus the possibility that customers might go to other providers.

So, shareholders, I offer you costly upgrades and possibly more customers or almost no cost and a possible loss of customers... They would still go for option 2. But it's always nice to have the full picture.

more than 5 years ago


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