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  • Deleted user 7 June 2013 02:28:31
    Old Word documents open on all the modern office suites. And anyone who still has floppies with Lotus Notes documents on can just download IBM Symphony for free and open them that way.
  • PenguinJim 7 Jun 2013 02:46:14 5,906 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Old Word documents open on all the modern office suites.
    Sadly, you'll need to download a compatibility pack for that. ANOTHER online requirement! FUCKING M$!!!
  • Deleted user 7 June 2013 02:55:03
    Don't think you even need a compatibility pack. You do the other way, opening docx on Word 2003 or something, but not to open .docs on 2013. Prior to that, they were all plaintext anyway.
  • Spectral 7 Jun 2013 03:00:00 5,006 posts
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    My main concern with all this is their ability to keep the Auth servers running reliably. With all the hate going around you know that they are likely to be targeted by DDOS attacks,etc. Not too mention that XBL fell on its arse for 3 weeks in iirc christmas 2008. Sony shutdown PSN for a month after the hack and when ubisoft were using online checks their servers were up and down like a pair of prostitutes knickers. Plus with games that "need" the cloud are we going to start getting MMO style server queue's?

    Edited by Spectral at 03:02:25 07-06-2013

    Edited by Spectral at 03:03:19 07-06-2013
  • PenguinJim 7 Jun 2013 05:03:36 5,906 posts
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    meme wrote:
    Don't think you even need a compatibility pack. You do the other way, opening docx on Word 2003 or something, but not to open .docs on 2013. Prior to that, they were all plaintext anyway.
    Oh, maybe. I never went past Office 2003 after they RUINED IT. FUCKING M$!!!!!!!
  • INSOMANiAC 7 Jun 2013 13:48:40 3,833 posts
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    I think these lines from this Kotaku article really bring home how ridiculous it has all become

    It would have been absurd if your SNES cartridges only worked in your SNES. Or if Street Fighter II couldn't be played at an arcade if Capcom's phone lines weren't working. Or if Metroid's "true" ending had only been available as part of a $5 expansion.

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  • LeoliansBro 7 Jun 2013 13:51:45 44,503 posts
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    It wouldn't have been 'absurd'.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • INSOMANiAC 7 Jun 2013 14:05:47 3,833 posts
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    @LeoliansBro It wouldnt have been 'ridiculous or unreasonable' in the early 90's if you couldn't play Street Fighter in an arcade because Capcoms phone lines weren't working??...... oooooookayyyyy

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  • sanctusmortis 7 Jun 2013 14:07:43 9,646 posts
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    No, it'd have been annoying. It'd have been absurd if you had to pay for the call...
  • INSOMANiAC 11 Jun 2013 03:49:51 3,833 posts
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    I'm glad to say I was wrong, it isn't the death of preowned games, it's the death of the Xbox. RIP you control obsessed, anti consumer cunts.

    Edited by INSOMANiAC at 03:50:45 11-06-2013

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  • Feanor 11 Jun 2013 03:51:06 14,180 posts
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    Greatly exaggerated.
  • INSOMANiAC 11 Jun 2013 03:58:52 3,833 posts
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    Brilliant !!

    Edited by INSOMANiAC at 04:00:41 11-06-2013

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  • dominalien 11 Jun 2013 06:40:24 7,013 posts
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    But you will notice, the small guy didn't let go of the game. They're not telling us something.

    ...

    Glue! There's glue on the box. Once you pick it up, it's stuck to you forever!

    Edit: it's GRM, Glue-based Rights Management. The glue is watching you.

    Edited by dominalien at 06:41:46 11-06-2013

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  • Stockings 11 Jun 2013 07:45:43 1,063 posts
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    Cool, used PS4 games from Ebay and Amazon!
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