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Game Distribution Platforms Becoming Annoyingly Common

frission Re:5, 10, 20 years down the road (349 comments)

i wouldn't say that there's always private servers. at least not on consoles. for example, i've been playing a lot of SF4 on PS3 on PSN. i'm not even sure who runs those servers, sony, capcom...some combination of the two? what happens when the numbers dwindle down and they don't want to keep the matchup servers running? hopefully they would say something like, "hey, we're not supporting these servers anymore, but we'll patch the game to look for public servers, and here's the server code that you can run on your own." that would be nice, but i don't see it happening.

more than 4 years ago
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Best PC DVR Software, For Any Platform?

frission Re:Windows Media Center (536 comments)

i basically did the same thing, and agree, it works great. i have a Win7 Premium (comes w/ media center) and the hauppage HD dual tuner card (about $130). i got a refurb dell (dual core 2.8) for about $230. downstairs, i have the computer hooked up to the TV to watch it directly, or i can stream to the xbox 360 upstairs. it does netflix, and any other show that is available on the web :) right now i have a "broadcast" cable subscription, basically because i didn't have much luck with OTA antennas. my cable bill went down from $60 to $12, so it'll pay for itself in no time. i mostly watch network TV and DVDs anyway. i will miss adult swim though

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox To Get Multi-Process Browsing

frission Re:Will this benefit the average user? (383 comments)

i don't see why this would happen. I run Firefox and Chrome on a P4 3.0 (no multi core) and Chrome's speed blows away FF. My chrome starts almost immediately after I press the icon button in the quick launch tray. FF takes forever to load, I hope they fix that soon (and no, I don't have that many plugins installed)

more than 5 years ago
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Where Does a Geek Find a Social Life?

frission pick up a new hobby (1354 comments)

i've met a lot of people by joining a pool league. i wasn't out to meet new people really, i just wanted to learn to play pool better. the bar i go to has a non-smoking league, so that was bonus! meeting people is a side effect of being on a team with different people, and playing against other people, and it's fun. you'd be amazed at how many good pool players there are out there (or you can pick something else, i've seen dodgeball leagues, kickball leagues, softball leagues, etc...)

more than 5 years ago
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Opera Unite is a Hail Mary

frission Re:Bad summary (260 comments)

i wonder if those stats take into account the install base of opera on Wiis. http://my.opera.com/community/wii/features/ a lot of people got the browser for free, i think it's about $5 now (or however many wii points that is).

more than 5 years ago
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Using 1 Gaming Computer For 2 People?

frission Cheap Refurbs? (424 comments)

I picked up a scratch & dent computer, dual core 2.6, 3 GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive for $220 from the dell outlet.
http://www.dell.com/outlet
Considering it came with a licensed OS, it was cheaper than me building one.
just keep an eye on there, because they go quick. if it turns out that you can buy a better computer than what you have, just keep the new one and give her the old one...win-win?

more than 5 years ago
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Google Unveils Search Options and Google Squared

frission Re:Regexp and exact word matching options (171 comments)

they must have some kind of white list of phrases with special symbols. If you type in something related to c#, the suggest drop-down removes the # sign, but the results return the proper c# query.

more than 5 years ago
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Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Confirmed For the PS3, 360

frission Re:I'm sure it will be fun, however... (83 comments)

no doubt...i was just saying that "balance" doesn't really come into play since you download whatever characters you want in the first place. if you think a character is too powerful, kick them out :)

more than 5 years ago
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Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Confirmed For the PS3, 360

frission Re:I'm sure it will be fun, however... (83 comments)

it has the ability to create/edit your own characters, you can make whatever you like.

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Cable Won't Compete, Seeks Legislation

frission Re:Convert? (621 comments)

I think as a customer, that I would prefer that it were a private company. Is anyone concerned that the government would be able to track the websites that you visit pretty easily, I mean...they'd already own the log files, right?

more than 5 years ago
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Does Professional Gaming Have a Future?

frission Re:Gaming is a poor spectator 'sport'... (116 comments)

I agree, I do enjoy spectating certain types of games. Street Fighter tourneys might be one of them. I'm looking forward to this indie documentary http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/90660-I-Got-Next-A-Street-Fighter-Documentary SF is interesting to watch because you get to see how pros play, learn new combos, styles of fighting, etc. It's 1 on 1, and all the action takes place on one screen. i think it's hard to spectate FPS games, or team based games, where different screen "see" different angles of the same action

more than 5 years ago
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Why Fear the End of the R-Rated Superhero Movie?

frission Re:Batman vs Watchmen (640 comments)

I guess the studios are saying that they don't need to do an R-rated Batman to see the proof. They already proved with the Dark Knight and the Batman animated series, that you can have a really good Batman story without the R rating.

more than 5 years ago
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Game Publishers Pressuring Sony For PS3 Price Cut

frission Re:I want a PS3 (232 comments)

yes, not only that, but you CAN get good deals on PS3s already if people look a little harder. For example, they were running a promo, where if you opened up a Sony credit card (I think through chase) you got $150 off your first purchase. so, $400 (retail PS3) - $150= $250. That means you CAN get a PS3 for the same price as a Wii, and you get the BD player, etc...

more than 5 years ago
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Firefox Beta Touts Advanced Engine, Solves 8 Flaws

frission Re:Multithreading (493 comments)

I do have to say that Chrome's speed is makes me use it more and more, and firefox less and less. I LOVE how Chrome opens up instantly, the second that I let go of the icon to open it. It takes me 20-30 seconds to open up firefox on the same machine. Why is this? I really think Visual Studio opens up faster for me. Firefox: Please fix this.

more than 5 years ago
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Best Solution For HA and Network Load Balancing?

frission Re:1000+ a day is trivial have you thought of amaz (298 comments)

I've been using Pound for a few years now without any major issues. It also gets updated frequently enough, and you can use it as an SSL accelerator if you have the hardware for it.

more than 5 years ago
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Slumdog Millionaire Takes Home 8 Oscars

frission Re:Oscar betrays its Western centerednes (317 comments)

that's funny that you should mention that. When I saw the movie with my mother (who grew up in Ecuador), we talked about how easily the movie could have been set in any 3rd world country, and it would have been just as good. have you seen City of God? It takes place in Brazil, I recommend it.

more than 5 years ago
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Slumdog Millionaire Takes Home 8 Oscars

frission Re:Oscar betrays its Western centerednes (317 comments)

having grown up in a 3rd world country (Ecuador), I can say that I have been exposed to some level of poverty (my family wasn't poor, but you saw all the little kids in the streets, like in Slumdog). I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, and not because I was exposed to something I hadn't seen before (poverty), but because it was actually a great movie. What's not to like about a kid who overcomes so much to be with the one he loves?

more than 5 years ago
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Slumdog Millionaire Takes Home 8 Oscars

frission Re:What the FUCK is this doing on Slashdot?!? (317 comments)

maybe they should have said most recognized. i think more people can tell you who won what oscar last year, than they can tell you who the nobel prize, and for what...

more than 5 years ago
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Intel To Design PlayStation 4 GPU

frission Re:Xbox3 and Wii2? (288 comments)

I've heard WiiHD

more than 5 years ago

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