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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 11, 2015, 02:45:08 AM
http://www.howtogeek.com/223083/what-does-%E2%80%9Cdefer-upgrades%E2%80%9D-in-windows-10-mean/

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Windows 10 Branches Explained
Windows 10 offers several different update “branches” with different frequencies of updates. Microsoft will be supporting each of them with security updates, and they’re all intended for different types of PCs.

Current Branch: The Current Branch is the standard version of Windows 10. Everyone on this branch will receive feature updates as soon as they’re released. All Windows 10 PCs are on this branch by default, and Windows 10 Home PCs can only be on this branch.

Current Branch for Business: The Current Branch for Business is similar to the Current Branch, but feature upgrades are delayed for several months to allow for more testing. Enabling the “Defer upgrades” option will put your PC on this branch. This option is available on Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education systems.

Long Term Servicing Branch: The Long Term Servicing Branch is designed for enterprises who need rock-solid, stable software without the latest features. Enable this option and you’ll just receive security updates — no feature upgrades. This option is designed for PCs that really don’t care about new features — Microsoft says it’s for “systems powering hospital emergency rooms, air traffic control towers, financial trading systems, [and] factory floors.” The long-term servicing branch will have a mainstream support period of five years and an extended support period of another five years, for a total of ten years of security updates. The Long Term Servicing Branch is available only on Enterprise and Education versions of Windows. Typical users can’t get these versions of Windows — they require a big volume-licensing contract.
In addition to these builds, users can opt-in to test preview builds of new features as “Windows Insiders,” just as people could test preview builds of Windows 10 before it was released.



So, should you enable Windows 10’s “Defer upgrades” option? That’s up to you. If you want to get the latest feature upgrades and Windows changes when all those Windows 10 Home users do, leave the option disabled. If you’d like to put off feature updates and changes until most testing is done — potentially to test those updates yourself if you’re part of an organization with mission-critical software — then enable the “Defer upgrades” option. Either way, you’ll only be spared the upgrade for a few months.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 03, 2015, 09:06:53 AM

Quote from: TiLT on August 03, 2015, 05:24:30 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 02, 2015, 09:36:42 PM

That's...a LOT of shortcuts.

Not really. Any regular PC user who has had his computer for a while will end up with amounts like that. Many applications add a bunch of shortcuts to your start menu, including additional tools, utilities, documentation, and the uninstaller. A single application can easily have more than a dozen shortcuts on its own.

I tend to go for minimalism. My desktop contains only the recycle bin, and my start menu tends to contain only the most important applications on my computer. The number of shortcuts I have is determined entirely by the things I have installed, not by how I use them.

Old games from gog.com also created a lot of shortcut in start menu. I had over 700 entries in Windows 8.1, I reduced that mainly by uninstalling most of my games from gog.com to get it under 512.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: July 31, 2015, 03:50:47 AM
Anyone tried Defense Grid : The Awakening on Windows 10.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Victor Vran - action RPG from Van Helsing devs on: July 27, 2015, 03:01:54 AM
Isn't this by Tropico 3-5's developer? Not from Van Helsing's?
5  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New videocard on: July 14, 2015, 11:14:31 AM
GTX 960?
6  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fallout Shelter on: June 20, 2015, 08:17:34 AM

Quote from: rittchard on June 16, 2015, 11:45:50 PM

I played a little more but I suspect my time with the game is nearing its end.  There are too many lulls in the gameplay.  When things are happening it's fairly amusing but I keep running into spots where it stagnates.  I think perhaps the intention is that you take more risks with rushing things to get finished, so I might try that.  It seems there is little downside since generally it's just some fires get started.  Putting them out actually grants characters xp.  Of course I have no idea exactly what increased char levels really does for you.  Would have been nice if you got a point to add to SPECIAL for each level.

Minor amusement: I was semi-successful in getting my population up.  I basically had the same guy impregnate three different ladies in each of my crew quarters lol.  His happiness is pinned at 100%  Tongue

I think level give characters more health as for SPECIAL, you can raise them by training. I think I'll probably stop playing soon, the game is interesting but I don't have ios device with more than 512 MB RAM. With 512 MB RAM (ipad mini 1), the game crashes a lot and sometime it is impossible to play until I power off and turn the ipad mini back on to free up memory.

While it is interesting game, I'm not going to buy a new ipad mini just to play this game.

So far this game is very successful for Bethesda, it is now the No. 1 top grossing ios game.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: June 04, 2015, 03:54:32 AM
Available to perorder on Steam but the price seem to be too high.

What is the price in US?

For Indonesia, normally the Steam price is using 9500 IDR = 1 USD rate which normally result with a nice discount because that is lower than the exchange rate.

Using that standard, Fallout 4 is over 80 USD so I guess they're using the actual exchange rate instead of 9500 IDR = 1 USD which come to about 60 USD.

8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 12, 2015, 02:19:50 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on May 12, 2015, 01:56:35 AM

A trailer for the new movie motivated me to look up the originals, which I never saw. They look like protracted car chases and explosions and gunplay and whatnot. Is that accurate?

I remember Mad Max to be a very boring movie with almost no action until near the end of the movie. Maybe I am wrong, it was a movie full of car chases and explosions and gunplay and whatnot.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: April 28, 2015, 01:18:30 AM

Quote from: farley2k on April 27, 2015, 06:43:24 PM

Is anyone really surprised by this?

Age Of Ultron Is Getting An Extended Cut And Alternate Ending On Blu-Ray.


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The news comes from Amazon UK, or rather, The Telegraph, who got it from a release issued to customers by Amazon UK. Given that director Joss Whedon’s original cut of the movie was like three and a half hours long — and has had an hour-plus of footage trimmed off — this really isn’t the most surprising of news. But it does feel weird to know that there’ll be a different ending coming later, before we’ve even see the first one.


Probably going to be a much better than the shorter version.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: April 23, 2015, 02:19:57 AM
Watched it yesterday with my wife and niece. The movie is not as good as the first one. Too many things to fit into 142 minutes.

11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: April 22, 2015, 03:47:13 AM
This movie is out here at Jakarta since last night. Too bad I probably can't watch it this week, tickets were available for preorder since the 17th and I only found out about it today. I thought it is going to be released May not over a week earlier than that.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Cities: Skylines on: March 11, 2015, 03:57:17 AM
When I tried Cities in Motion 2 around the time it was first released, the game performance was very bad (at least on my PC). Is this game better optimized compare to Cities in Motion 2?
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 12 dead in Paris on: January 08, 2015, 11:10:39 PM

Quote from: Turtle on January 07, 2015, 10:55:45 PM

How many of those are major religious leaders? Because there needs to be more of that, apparently the braindead guys who do this sort of thing only respect the words of those.

Not really. Those braindead guys who do those sort of thing only respect the words of religious leaders that preach violence. Major religious leaders don't preach violence.
14  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What to get for 3DS on: November 28, 2014, 04:03:31 AM
Fantasy Life.
15  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: October 31, 2014, 06:19:33 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 31, 2014, 04:23:38 PM

So it's worth buying before finishing the game just for the additions? I mean, I do want a pet dragon and all...

I think if you plan to get the DLC, then get it early. But that also depends on if you want to play with others that don't have the DLC.

16  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: October 31, 2014, 07:39:28 AM
About the DLC:

Things you get at the start:
Extra character customization
Friendship system (allows NPCs to become friends with you and fighting better)
Pet Birds and Dragons
2 new houses

Things unlocked after the main story:
A new area Origin Island with it's own story
New materials, equipment and recipes
God rank
New home and furniture
Lunares coins and the items you get from them
Level cap increased from 99 to 200
Level cap for the skills increased from 15 to 20
Stats cap increased from 50 to 100

If you get the DLC, you can't play online with people who don't get it. You also can't streetpass with people that don't get the DLC.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: October 31, 2014, 12:54:41 AM

Quote from: farley2k on October 30, 2014, 05:54:55 PM

Clip that I bet will be pulled soon.  

I love the ways they show how strong Cap is.  His powers if you don't read the comics mostly come across as "he is really fit" but this kind of shows he is a bit stronger than that.

http://youtu.be/w75cwgEjnQ4

In comics, can Hulk lift that hammer?
18  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: October 31, 2014, 12:25:58 AM
This game also come with a day 1 DLC for extra content (from Japanese expansion of base game) after the end of the base game which is not that bad compare to other day 1 dlc but there is this problem:

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Please note:
Players who have purchased the Origin Island Expansion Pack cannot connect in multiplayer with players who have not purchased it. Multiplayer connection will only be possible with other owners of the Expansion Pack.

Depend on how multiplayer heavy this game is, that can be a problem because it split up the player base into two separate groups.
19  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: GeForce DSR Tech - Play games at higher resolutions than normally can on: October 25, 2014, 02:24:23 AM

Quote from: Teggy on October 24, 2014, 08:42:53 PM

How does it work? So if your PC doesn't normally perform as well at 1440p it will perform well now? Or it literally just allows you to run at higher resolutions if your monitor doesn't support it?

Think of it as a bruteforce anti aliasing. Probably useful if you have a powerful GPU and you're playing older games that don't have good anti aliasing support.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MS Buys Minecraft on: September 17, 2014, 06:44:48 AM

Quote from: Lordnine on September 15, 2014, 09:09:24 PM

Quote from: JCC on September 15, 2014, 08:32:23 PM


Completely agree. I never "got" Minecraft at all.
Minecraft is a box of Legos that you get to live in with other people.  It has the added benefit of being nearly impossible to step on a sharp brick at 3AM while walking through your living room.  icon_smile

With all the Lego themed games, why they don't make a Lego minecraft? Or did they make one and it was a failure?
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 10, 2014, 12:51:24 AM

Quote from: gellar on September 09, 2014, 10:58:14 PM

Yeah I'll get the iPhone 6 when its upgrade time. I'd really like battery life of the 6+, but thats just too fucking big of a phone.

Still smaller than:

22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ok, let me explain how the Internet works... on: May 30, 2014, 02:05:54 AM
If it is impossible to clean up online persona then does that mean it is possible to permanently destroy someone's reputation.

For example if I want to ruin someone's reputation. I can create a forum account under that person's name and post some nasty racist stuffs. There is no way for that person to clean up his reputation?
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [E3 2012] Watch Dogs on: May 13, 2014, 03:22:51 AM

Quote from: jztemple2 on May 13, 2014, 03:10:45 AM

Interesting article over on Kotaku.com, Video Game Preorders Are Out Of Control. What makes it pertinent to this thread is that the author is using Watch Dogs (sorry, Watch_Dogs™) as the example. As part of the article he prepared a chart showing the different available features versus the pre-order edition:

Click to enlarge

I'm particularly noting that there are a number of items that you get with the Digital Deluxe edition, which we discussed above, that also come with the Season Pass. But mostly I'm more confused than ever, and that's just looking at the digital items. I mean, if I want the "iconic cap", I have to buy my copy in Europe, the Middle East, Asia or Australia  eek


Or just wait a year and we'll be able to get the complete edition with everything.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Captain America: The Winter Soldier confirmed on: April 04, 2014, 02:27:24 PM
For those that have watched it. Is it suitable for 9 years old?

I'm thinking of taking my niece to watch it. She loves Avengers but think that the first Captain America a bit boring.
25  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: March 04, 2014, 02:44:12 AM
If anyone still have extra codes, can I have one, please. Thanks.
26  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / [3DS] Inazuma Eleven on: February 20, 2014, 02:33:09 AM
http://www.polygon.com/2014/2/13/5408976/inazuma-eleven-3ds-eshop-release-date-north-america

Anybody got it from the eshop? It is a soccer RPG from Level-5.

It is supposed to be the same game as the DS version.

The DS version is only available in Japan and EU/UK region.
27  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 11, 2014, 10:41:51 PM

Quote from: Bob on February 11, 2014, 08:34:04 PM

4527-8857-9907

Added your friend code but you need to add mine for us to be friends in 3ds.

Mine is 0275-7927-6578.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The LEGO Movie - the movie of Legos on: February 10, 2014, 04:47:01 AM

Quote from: YellowKing on February 10, 2014, 04:14:54 AM

Went and saw it today. Perhaps I was overhyped from the Rotten Tomatoes reviews. I thought it was "cute" but not particularly hilarious or deserving of Best.Kids Movie.Ever status. My 4 year old was bored to tears within 30 minutes, which didn't help matters.

Still, as a Lego fan I really enjoyed it. I could have waited for a rental though.

I don't think it is the best kids movie ever but it is one of the best animation movies for adult.
29  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 09, 2014, 07:46:37 PM
About friends not appearing in game. Maybe they haven't added your friend code on their 3DS. Are you sure that they're now friend with you not just "provisionally registered friend"?

Another possibility is that they haven't started playing Bravely Default or haven't enabled the internet functionality in game.
30  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 09, 2014, 04:01:49 AM
I added everyone that posted their friend codes here. For those that new to this, we need to add each other's friend codes. If I added your friend code but you didn't add mine then we're still not friend to each other in 3DS friend list.
31  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 08, 2014, 10:23:56 AM
Mine is 0275-7927-6578.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The LEGO Movie - the movie of Legos on: February 08, 2014, 09:36:49 AM
Just watched the movie with my niece. Everything is awesome!!!
33  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Bravely Default coming to North America on: February 07, 2014, 08:53:58 PM

Quote from: rittchard on February 07, 2014, 07:41:51 PM

A bit of a snag for me.  My SD card didn't have enough room to download BD so I downloaded to a new card.  I thought it would be easy to transfer the data over but for some reason it's not seeing the old programs and save data on the new one.  It's not a big deal, just a little annoying I can't access the demo reward goodies.

Other than that, the game itself still seems pretty fantastic.  Hope to get some quality time this weekend.

It should be easy to do that. I have done it several times before.

My procedure to switch to new SD:

1. Unplug old SD.
2. Copy all content of the SD to a folder on my PC.
3. Insert an empty new SD.
4. Copy all content from the folder to the new SD.
5. Plug in the new SD.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: [Movie] Looper on: January 21, 2014, 11:59:05 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 21, 2014, 11:43:04 PM

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on January 21, 2014, 09:07:09 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 17, 2014, 03:13:41 AM

Quote from: kratz on January 17, 2014, 01:58:18 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 16, 2014, 02:31:28 AM

Future Me here. It was an entertaining and clever story but one glaring plot hole that opened up 10 minutes into the film was never explained, unless I missed something. Somebody tell me how

Spoiler for Hiden:
Looper Central (or the Rainmaker?) knows when a loop isn't closed. Suppose Bruce Willis just runs off through the cornfield and Gordon-Levitt never lets on that he didn't finish the job. How is anyone the wiser? I never saw any indication that there was any kind of verification procedure for any of the executions. Are we supposed to infer that the Rainmaker just knows?


This was also my question... they never explain that.

It bothered me so much that I paused the movie 10 or 15 minutes in and told my wife "if they don't explain that, I'm going to have a big problem with this movie." Then they didn't.

I also agree with the earlier comments about the TK aspect being extraneous and overdone. It served to
Spoiler for Hiden:
give the child Rainmaker a defense mechanism while demonstrating why the adult Rainmaker was such a terror.

But that's not the direction I would have taken if I'd written the story.

I love a good time travel story and this was a very good one overall, but not quite great.  

Spoiler for Hiden:
I forgot much about the movie but our discussion here made me recall my theory about why Rainmaker want to close the circle and that can explain why he can know without any verification.

In the timeline that Rainmaker is in charge, a looper killed his mother so in the future when he is in control, he closes the loop on all loopers. He doesn't need any verification because the only looper that he is interested in stopping is the one that killed his mother and he know if the looper killed his mother or not.

So the looper movie is about two characters trying to alter the past to save someone. The Rainmaker is trying to save his mother. The Bruce Willis character is trying to save his wife. The paradox is that in his reality, the Rainmaker caused his mother's death because his agents killed Bruce Willis's wife. Same with Bruce Willis character, he caused his wife to die because he tried to kill the Rainmaker.

OK, I missed that entirely. It still doesn't make sense to me, though.
Spoiler for Hiden:
If he doesn't get verification that a loop was closed, how would he know that the unclosed looper isn't the one who murdered his mother? How does anybody know that they need to send enforcers out to hunt down the escapee?

Maybe I'm missing something here. Paradoxes make my brain hurt.  'tarded!

Spoiler for Hiden:
He is only interested in closing the loop on a single looper but he doesn't know which looper so he closes on all looper. He doesn't need verification because if the loop is close without incident then his mother survived.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: [Movie] Looper on: January 21, 2014, 09:07:09 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 17, 2014, 03:13:41 AM

Quote from: kratz on January 17, 2014, 01:58:18 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 16, 2014, 02:31:28 AM

Future Me here. It was an entertaining and clever story but one glaring plot hole that opened up 10 minutes into the film was never explained, unless I missed something. Somebody tell me how

Spoiler for Hiden:
Looper Central (or the Rainmaker?) knows when a loop isn't closed. Suppose Bruce Willis just runs off through the cornfield and Gordon-Levitt never lets on that he didn't finish the job. How is anyone the wiser? I never saw any indication that there was any kind of verification procedure for any of the executions. Are we supposed to infer that the Rainmaker just knows?


This was also my question... they never explain that.

It bothered me so much that I paused the movie 10 or 15 minutes in and told my wife "if they don't explain that, I'm going to have a big problem with this movie." Then they didn't.

I also agree with the earlier comments about the TK aspect being extraneous and overdone. It served to
Spoiler for Hiden:
give the child Rainmaker a defense mechanism while demonstrating why the adult Rainmaker was such a terror.

But that's not the direction I would have taken if I'd written the story.

I love a good time travel story and this was a very good one overall, but not quite great.  

Spoiler for Hiden:
I forgot much about the movie but our discussion here made me recall my theory about why Rainmaker want to close the circle and that can explain why he can know without any verification.

In the timeline that Rainmaker is in charge, a looper killed his mother so in the future when he is in control, he closes the loop on all loopers. He doesn't need any verification because the only looper that he is interested in stopping is the one that killed his mother and he know if the looper killed his mother or not.

So the looper movie is about two characters trying to alter the past to save someone. The Rainmaker is trying to save his mother. The Bruce Willis character is trying to save his wife. The paradox is that in his reality, the Rainmaker caused his mother's death because his agents killed Bruce Willis's wife. Same with Bruce Willis character, he caused his wife to die because he tried to kill the Rainmaker.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Looper on: January 16, 2014, 02:55:34 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 16, 2014, 02:31:28 AM

Future Me here. It was an entertaining and clever story but one glaring plot hole that opened up 10 minutes into the film was never explained, unless I missed something. Somebody tell me how

Spoiler for Hiden:
Looper Central (or the Rainmaker?) knows when a loop isn't closed. Suppose Bruce Willis just runs off through the cornfield and Gordon-Levitt never lets on that he didn't finish the job. How is anyone the wiser? I never saw any indication that there was any kind of verification procedure for any of the executions. Are we supposed to infer that the Rainmaker just knows?

Then there was a scene that just plain confused me.

Spoiler for Hiden:
When unhooded Bruce Willis appears, Gordon-Levitt fails to kill him and the events of the movie are set in play. Then we see the same scene where hooded Bruce Willis appears, gets shot, and the loop is closed. I get that they were alternate timelines, but I don't get how they were related.


Spoiler for Hiden:
1. My guess is that the Looper system include monitoring system where when they send someone back to be killed by looper, they also have someone else that watch the looper to make sure the looper does his job. This is especially important when it is about closing loop.

2. The scene where Bruce Willis appears and gets shot is the experience of the unhooded Bruce Willis. He killed his older self so he get to retire and grow old to be send back as unhooded Bruce Willis.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 10 Years of ConsoleGold/GamingTrend!!! on: January 15, 2014, 03:52:55 AM
September 07, 2004, 04:29:41 PM
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] SimCity impressions on: January 13, 2014, 10:59:13 PM

Quote from: naednek on January 13, 2014, 10:32:06 PM

They have said from the beginning and over and over again that the map size won't be changing.  The design of the game is different from past games and people really need to get over it, because it's not going to be added officially.

They have also said from the beginning that offline mode is virtually impossible. smile
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: January 12, 2014, 11:39:56 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 12, 2014, 06:09:21 PM

Where MS was really going with their online DRM was not a nefarious scheme to punish gamers. It was to follow the Steam model and advance digital distribution of games to the point where we could see stuff like digital trading, cheaper console game prices, etc. Unfortunately people only saw the downsides, so we've probably delayed a true Steam-like marketplace for console games by years.

It was not following Steam model but a more strict online DRM than Steam. If it was just like Steam, I don't think we'll see as much backlash from people here. We're used to Steam model and big customer of Steam.
40  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: January 02, 2014, 01:38:59 AM

Quote from: Purge on January 02, 2014, 01:32:07 AM

steam down for anyone else?


Yes.
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