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  • When bass fishing features go wrong: a cautionary tale

  • Skirlasvoud 27/08/2016

    Sounds like you needed a bigger boat.

    Thanks for that Keith. Humerous weekend morning read.
    Reply +1
  • Here are Overwatch characters reimagined as dogs

  • Skirlasvoud 26/08/2016

    Roadhog as a bulldog
    Soldier 67 a Border Collie
    Reinhardt a Saint Bernard
    Winston a Labrador
    Pharah a German Shepherd

    My god the possibilities!
    Reply 0
  • Watch: Why I'm not sticking with No Man's Sky

  • Skirlasvoud 25/08/2016

    Jim, nail, head

    Reply +8
  • London's burning, London's burning - in Minecraft!

  • Skirlasvoud 25/08/2016

    Utterly cool. History meets modern technology in a way that kids might want to engage with.
    Indeed, before they become cynical adults who are only into match on tinder.
    Reply +4
  • Japan's Prime Minister just rocked up to the Olympics dressed as Mario

  • Skirlasvoud 22/08/2016

    @MrTomFTW I'm not a mario or sonic fan, but I would have negged you for being so down on the olympics while it's country and organisers just let down their hair in a brilliant display of goofy fun.

    I'm not letting you talk shit in the comments section of an article where the prime minister of Japan climbs out of a sewage pipe dressed as an Italian plumber. :p
    That's like commenting the drinks of a party where Angela Merkel sitting on top a bear on a unicycle on a tightrope, while she's juggling chainsaws, are a bit shit. Live a little!
    Reply +3
  • Skirlasvoud 22/08/2016

    @gnosis

    I've been replaying SimTower - which was made by a Japanese guy - and the really adorable foreword in the manual of that game kinda answers why the Japanese don't go all "this is our history and culture" on us during the olympics.

    Can't remember the exact wording but the blurb was:
    "People like to think of Samurai and Shinto shrines when thinking of Japan, but these things are as removed and distant from a modern Japanese society as they are to a Western audience. I wanted to make a game we could all relate to."

    In this examples the creator of SimTower went on about skyscrapers and waiting for annoying elevators, but I think the spirit of it applies to the Japanese Olympics.

    Japan is a Western, modernised country and in the spirit of things, chooses to share the spirit product which unifies the most of us behind what we know best. Kinda sweet.
    Reply +1
  • Unpacking Overwatch's charming new Bastion animated short

  • Skirlasvoud 20/08/2016

    Typical slice of Blizzard's sentimental cheesecake, but I enjoyed it for what it was worth.

    I'm impressed they included the German flag on the soldier's uniforms at 5:21 and 5:24. I was half expecting another " 'Murica, fuck yeah! " moment.
    Reply 0
  • No Man's Sky's first post-launch patch is out now

  • Skirlasvoud 19/08/2016

    "Even though less than one per cent of players have raised support issues"

    How quickly these indie developers put on big boy pants and marginalize their product's flaws with the same skill as Ubisoft and EA would have.

    One percent is all it takes you shysters. A far higher percentage might also have the same issues, but haven't bothered reporting it; maybe because reports of said issues are already all over the damn place! Your customers aren't your last minute QA. Players aren't obligated to report stuff with the kind of statistical accuracy you can then proceed to turn into positive PR. This does not help your now blemished reputation, at all.

    Has anyone experienced a planet like what was presented during the E3 2014 demo?
    That was 2 years ago. Not really fair.
    Reply -6
  • Blizzard changes Overwatch "gg ez" messages into something very different

  • Skirlasvoud 17/08/2016

    Only "gg ez" gets you this easter egg? Really?

    I've had plenty of people use "ez" after a match. THOSE annoy me, but THOSE don't count? I've never had trolls use "gg ez" together. This is next to useless.
    Reply +4
  • Here's exactly when No Man's Sky unlocks on PC

  • Skirlasvoud 11/08/2016

    @FireMonkey

    Very true, but I was responding to Ironsoldier whose wording of "NMS may possibly be worth a punt just to see what the quality of the port is like" didn't strike me as someone who had already pre-ordered. Buying just to refund seems a bit of a time waster in that case.
    Reply +5
  • Skirlasvoud 11/08/2016

    @IronSoldier
    Bah, we've got Port Reports from TotalBiscuits or any number of review sites to gauge the quality for us. Why go through the hassle of buying only to get a refund? Steam checks that kinda shit you know, to stop you from being a repeat offender.

    Again, if it's some 50% off before Christmas, I might be game. From what I've seen coming out of the PS4, by no means is it worth 60 euros. I'm not even sure what the hell they're thinking, other than they're banking on people's pre-order excitement. I've got subnautica scratching my survival itch for a fraction of that.
    Reply -2
  • No Man's Sky players meet in same spot, but can't see each other

  • Skirlasvoud 10/08/2016

    @riceNpea Let me also admit I'm splitting hairs here. Considerably, and this is also coming from someone who has very little invested in it and really shouldn't bitch as much as I do. And although you can argue whether NMS is revolutionary, it certainly does quite a few new things that are complex/difficult to explain and give it some leeway.

    The fact however remains, no matter how small the distinction, is that Murray has been abusing that leeway up to a point where we finally caught him in a bit of a lie (see Tagem's gif). He said you could do something you actually can't, no matter how you interpret it. He got a finger and tore off the arm, all in a likely attempt to generate a lot of hype, just like Monyleux.

    I see your point. Careful reading of his words would have inoculated you against false expectations, however, I don't like it! I haven't been following NMS as close as others. I'm an idiot. Murray willingly let the buzz spin out of control with white lies and obfuscation and if I didn't have the grey tinted goggles on like I always do, he could have fooled me. Anyone here should be able to admit he could have been more honest, more transparent and given better answers, but he didn't.

    You can either shrug at it and claim it symptomatic of the gaming industry, but for the love of god don't be that guy acting like Murray is completely innocent.

    My wrath isn't so much directed at NMS, it's directed at hype in general and the people who excuse it up to a point where they deny its existence, or claim others should have been smart enough since its the norm. Maybe I'm an old fuddy duddy or an idiotic idealist, but for whatever my ramblings are worth, I'd like to counter balance that opinion wherever I see it, putting me at odds with the "it was perfectly clear all along if you do some selective reading!" folk.
    Reply +15
  • Skirlasvoud 10/08/2016

    grassyknoll wrote:
    Both quotes from Sean Murray, one from official documentation. That's the very opposite of vague.
    grassyknoll wrote:
    Your examples are fucking idiotic and multiple posters have showed you materials & quotes that prove you are wrong. Maybe it's not a game at all but a bag of scorpions.
    Developer Hello Games has been inconsistent in its messaging
    Yu-huh, nothing vague or inconsistent about Murray's quotes and materials. Might want to check if your copy of No Man's Sky won't morph into an actual bag of scorpions tomorrow.

    Hyperbole aside, I'm glad I waited and stayed cynical. Like I said, there's a lot of smoke and mirrors surrounding this game - or in other words, hype to jack up the prices - and I'm taking my time for the smoke to settle so I can see the strings and be capable of judging it fairly.
    Reply +7
  • Armello is coming to Xbox One this month

  • Skirlasvoud 09/08/2016

    I played this game. Single-player quite a bit, not so much multiplayer.

    The art and atmosphere are amazing, but a game one game only consists of 9 full turns and its very luck dependent. Those two factors together I feel, didn't make for a very balanced game. A single card or piece of equipment can make or break the board and there's a lot of min-maxing involved if you want to counter that aspect of the game. Kinda clashes with the amazing world they've build that I usually just want a leisurely time with to experience and craft my own story.

    Wrote a Steam review about it: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198049350749/recommended/290340/

    Regardless, I WILL get the DLC if its decently priced and single-player it a bit more.

    I recommend people check out Gremlins Inc. instead if you just want a good boardgame. It doesn't have the looks or the richness of Armello, but I feel it's better designed digital board game. It also has karma, politics and money mechanics, but the competitive RNG is a lot fairer and the setting suitably cut-throat.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/369990

    Armello for the story and atmosphere that is best played Single-player, Gremlins for a thrilling round of multiplayer.
    Reply +7
  • Our No Man's Sky review will be late, and here's why

  • Skirlasvoud 08/08/2016

    @grassyknoll

    Well if a media spokesman for a game said it and printed it on official PR documentation, it must be true!

    Meanwhile, the trailers of Alien: Colonial Marines perfectly reflected the end product, Monyleux is a down to earth visionary and tmartn and syndicate clearly disclosed their ownership of CSGO lotto.
    Reply 0
  • Skirlasvoud 08/08/2016

    @PSfourskin

    I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. :P It's the only way a game that size could possibly work I guess. I'm ambivalent I guess.

    Thing that concerns me most is that it's impossible for the game to have an infinite amount of creations. Certain things, randomly generated, simply don't make sense. It's just like Spore having a a limited amount of pre-made stuff and relying on the playerbase for everything else.

    Sure they can brag about large numbers, but there HAS to be repetition and a finite amount of things to discover eventually, no matter how many quadrillion planets they have.

    There ARE smoke and mirrors in there and I'd rather they come clean before I buy it. However, the longer I have to wait because of this delayed review bullshit, coupled with the unavoidable finity of the game that can only grow worse from day 1, irks me.
    Reply -3
  • Skirlasvoud 08/08/2016

    @PSfourskin

    In Spore, the game only concerns itself with where you are and a small area around it. It's like the world doesn't exist where you don't have any vision. When you reenter an area, the game regenerates it fresh. Only when you personally make an adjustment, are those differences saved locally.

    Then there's this video on No Man's Sky:

    That's assuming of course, the guy is right. Also note how he starts with "there's a lot of confusion"

    Notice certain similarities?
    Only difference is that there's an actual possibility of other players in No Man's Sky.

    Oddly enough, the idea behind the workings of No Man's Sky aren't all that revolutionary.
    Reply -2
  • Skirlasvoud 08/08/2016

    @grassyknoll

    For a person to ignore a thing, the thing had needed to enter into the person's mind to be ignored in the first place. Last time I checked, the studio's creators haven't knocked on my door, given me a phonecall, or send me an e-mail for me to ignore. I simply don't have that info.

    Thanks for explanation Grassy Knoll. As someone who hasn't done a study towards it as you apparently have, this is new information.

    Mind that even if I had done a study, they're not half as transparant as you think. This is from a journalistic gaming article less than a month ago:

    Is No Man's Sky a single-player or multiplayer game?

    This isn't that simple to answer completely, largely because Sean Murray of Hello Games, creator of No Man's Sky, has been a bit vague about it himself.
    They haven't even said if consoles and PC share the same servers for goodness sake. The guy makes a second proffession out of being vague and the opposite of transparent. I'm still not sure how instancing works, but so far it sounds a lot like Spore.

    I will continue to wait until mainstream reviews give me an idea, rather than me doing a day long study on it... :\ So far they've put up a lot of smoke and mirrors, purposefully.
    Reply -2
  • Skirlasvoud 08/08/2016

    @lfw

    MMO: Massive multiplayer Online.

    No Man's sky: It's massive, it has multiple players and you need to be on-line for it.

    Is there something I'm not getting? Can I play No Man's Sky without an internet connection and in a galaxy with no one but me?
    Reply -2
  • Skirlasvoud 08/08/2016

    @lexlaureijssen1 Sky is different. Other classics I can pick up at any time and it's fine. With sky I feel like there's a lot of pressure to be first in. Even now the day one patch notes say that there will be a lot more player collision. MMO's already suffer from a drop in value after launch, with a community thinning down, but in No Man's case, it tells me that it's an MMO exploration game on top of that, where the later you come in, the less unexplored terrain there is. In other words, the game devalues with time, more than any other game does.

    Day one is THE time to get into it and with this retail price, the devaluation over time and this little information, No Man's Sky will have to work extra hard to get me to play it for the price point in the only period that matters.
    Reply +2
  • Skirlasvoud 08/08/2016

    I'm not budging an inch until the reviews are in and it's absolutely bloody essential, 9 or 10/10 across the board.

    Take your time!
    Reply +3
  • Watch: 6 gaming dishes we'd really like to try

  • Skirlasvoud 06/08/2016

    Wanna try SuperMario shrooms and I have an odd fascination with papyrus's spaghetti in Undertale. Reply +1
  • Watch: Reigns brings out your inner tyrant

  • Skirlasvoud 05/08/2016

    And you do all this by swiping left or right?

    It's like Medieval Tinder.
    Reply +2
  • Pokévision creator issues impassioned plea to Pokémon Go boss

  • Skirlasvoud 03/08/2016

    The ability to track the location of Pokémon through the app itself will come back as microtransactions since it skips grinding.

    Watch the world burn if that happens.
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  • No Man's Sky dev pleads fans not watch gameplay leaks

  • Skirlasvoud 29/07/2016

    I'm not big enough of a fan that spoiling it for myself matters. Maybe like this I can finally construct a good enough idea of what it is about.

    So far, this smells very Godus to me.
    Reply +2
  • Will Richard Garriott's Lord British survive the night?

  • Skirlasvoud 29/07/2016

    @cowell

    How long can a human being survive with his head inside his own rectum?
    Considering he appears to be completely powered by his own hot gas, I think indefinitely.
    Reply +4
  • Watch: This is the Police is fun, but ill-judged

  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    @Sheetbike

    Sorry if the comments section is giving you headaches Johnny.

    Please stay. Wouldn't want you to go the way of Feedbackula (although Eurogamer could use it from time to time, although hopefully rarer than elsewise.)
    Reply -4
  • Feast your eyes on the best Overwatch fan art around

  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    @ronorra

    Would not be surprised if that were included in the new skin sets Blizzard's bound to release.

    That is, if it's not too heavily trademarked.

    Nice!
    Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    @Bertie

    Cheers Bertie. Following that Casual Series gave me something to fill my breaks with. :D

    Totally not Phallic

    Been telling people Pharah's the hottest character. I love definition on a woman. ^^
    Reply +1
  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    Love the one of Grandma Ana and a cup of tea. Made me chuckle. :lol:

    And I would have gone and see that McCree movie if the title wasn't already a thing. That Artist's poster is better than the real thing.

    Reply +3
  • Why No Man's Sky fans are worried about a patented Superformula

  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    @Ashkorsair It's used in that song, sardonically or ironically to regale said glory days and it was written by someone FROM Holland. The other lines quickly address not leaving "The Lion standing in his shirt". How long was it ago that THAT animal was used on our banners. The 17th century? When the Holland term came to the fore?

    I'm allowing it, but like I said, not when you're going in-depth and referring to specific parts of the Netherlands that aren't in Holland.

    Even wikipedia states it's an outdated, not factually correct (certainly not for an journalistic article) term and not all the Dutch are fond of it. Certainly not many who aren't living in Holland. There ARE other provinces that aren't just "de achterhoek" you know. We don't need "randstad" centricity.
    Reply +2
  • Skirlasvoud 21/07/2016

    @nobloodyname

    I know. I've been in England and I know how it goes. Actually the history geek within me gets happy whenever it happens.
    Long time ago, the Dutch Provinces saw each other as separate states and people's identities were tied to a province. And since nearly all our sailors and ships sailed out from the province of Holland, these ships and sailors would all answer with "Holland" when asked where they were from. Meanwhile, all these small allied provinces WERE insignificant enough to the rest of the world that the entire bloc came to be referred to as "Holland" for ease of use. It stuck after we truly unified into a single nation.
    Like I said, I understand. Especially from the British, because when our Navy did refer to itself as being "From Holland", we were still important enough to get into full blown naval spats over dominance of the sea with them in the 17th century. Even burned the English Fleet at harbor once at Medway. When we did finally unify, Britania was well on its way to winning that rivalry, us slipping off the world stage and the concept of "Netherland" passing by most people's awareness.

    Holland's a bit of a recall term to past glory, though it shouldn't be when the rest of the Netherlands does something worthwhile for a change, like inventing a formula, or more negatively, bothering No Man's Sky. ;-)

    Enough History lessons, on with reading the article.
    Reply +32
  • Skirlasvoud 21/07/2016

    @wyp100

    Cheers. I know it's semantics, but as a Dutchman, the old "Holland" designation for my country sometimes peeves me.

    Refer to my country as Holland, fine, but if you're referring to a specific place within the country, more specificity is required.
    Reply +14
  • Skirlasvoud 21/07/2016

    The company, based in Tilburg, Holland, is involved...
    Tilburg isn't in Holland!

    The Netherlands has 12 provinces, including North Holland, South Holland (together Holland), North Brabant and 9 others provinces.

    Tilburg is the Provincial capital of North-Brabant, therefore, Tilburg isn't in Holland.


    Tilburg is in the Netherlands and if you want to get detailed enough to include in which province, it should be North-Brabant. The company is Dutch.
    Reply +31
  • Pokémon Go fan actually catches 'em all

  • Skirlasvoud 22/07/2016

    Redditor ftb_hodor has filled his Pokédex with every creature currently available in the game, in the US, after walking a staggering 153.2km
    How is 150 kilometers staggering? I've been on hiking holidays where I did close to that in 5 days, across Swedish hillsides no less.
    Reply +1
  • System Shock reboot is coming to PS4

  • Skirlasvoud 20/07/2016

    Fallout New Vegas devs? Did not know that. My faith in this product has just increased tenfold. Reply +11
  • The story behind War for the Overworld's messy development

  • Skirlasvoud 19/07/2016

    @Noontide

    So what's next for Brightrock games? Any other releases down the pipeline?
    Reply +2
  • Has Steam Greenlight had its day?

  • Skirlasvoud 16/07/2016

    @Enaksan

    His GreenLight Good Stuff series is a wonderful initiative, but after four years of crap, there's nothing that can redeem Steam's Greenlight. The only contact I have with it is through the links in Jim's Good Stuff trailers. I simply don't have the time or willpower to wade myself into the sea of crap.

    For every good title, shit like this floats along to forever tarnish the service:
    Everything past 12:13 is sheer cringe. The only reason this got greenlit through a combination of ironic voting and manipulating through groups that sell votes. Greenlight has nothing to do with good games.

    Greenlight has cancer, because a free market open to the audience is retarded. It needs to die.


    I'm only considering sites that are curated, like GOG, for my indie games. Yes, this means that only 1-2% of the current Greenlight games will go through and only when they're of the highest standards, but we really don't need that many.

    I'm sorry budding developers, but if EVERYONE is into game developing and you see that market and think "me too!" you'd better have a FANTASTIC product, or you don't get to ask yourself why people aren't giving you a chance and why you're bombing financially. The market is simply too crowded and not everyone sees the light of day or financial success, you included.

    Reminds me a lot of a similar article that Totalbiscuit discussed:
    The indie market is saturated. Consider that your dream isn't good enough and that a desk job unrelated to game development is healthier living. Just because you have a dream, doesn't mean you need to believe in it and follow your heart. That's harsh, but unfortunately true. There's a BIG CHANCE world doesn't need your greenlight entry or game enough for it to be financially viable. Artistically viable, maybe as I like the option being there, but it's little wonder why indie games bomb financially nowadays.
    Reply -2
  • Fallout: New Vegas mod maker asks: did Fallout 4 DLC rip me off, or was it just "inspired" by my work?

  • Skirlasvoud 15/07/2016

    To be fair, all Fallout 4 robots sound very British. Give me a cast of British sounding characters and I'll either enact a period drama or... a murder mystery.

    The rest of this is tropes straight out of said murder mystery.

    Still, this sticks so close to the DLC I can see why people would be suspicious.
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  • UK police ask politely: "don't Pokémon and drive"

  • Skirlasvoud 15/07/2016

    A Portsmouth adult shop labelled as a Pokéstop has had to put up a sign telling people not to come in playing the game.
    How else will I catch Digglets, or the legendary Gimpopotamus?
    Reply +2
  • Highest-earning game on Patreon cancelled amidst developer squabble

  • Skirlasvoud 15/07/2016

    To be fair, I used to write stories for a similarly minded project called "Corruption of Champions" before its creator ran a successful Patreon for "Trials in Tainted Space". Both games were text based, but just as...

    Let's say you don't want to google that either.

    In fact, I'm using prior experience to write an interactive erotic novel with gaming-esque systems in a similar vein, but far more stylish and less braindead than this stuff. Few more months, maybe a year when I have it properly finished, I might launch a Patreon/Kickstarter of my own to get it published on Kindle or IOS. Using a website called "Inklewriter" (Great for interactive stories) to put it together. Might even use the Patreon/Kickstarter money to hire an artist to do illustrations (I like Michael Manning: http://www.thespidergarden.net/ )

    Anyhow, being a minor contributor to "this sort of game", I know how surprisingly popular smut can be.
    Reply +9
  • Watch: Six terrible games from awesome developers

  • Skirlasvoud 14/07/2016

    Why are (nearly) all the "worst ever" entries 2-D fighting games? Reply 0
  • Necropolis has been delayed on consoles

  • Skirlasvoud 08/07/2016

    Still unsure, but definitely interested in this one. Looks stylish, but I'm not sure I'm getting it yet and how it stands out from all the other isometric hack and slash.

    Bring on the reviews.
    Reply +1
  • Overwatch teases its next hero, probably a support sniper

  • Skirlasvoud 06/07/2016

    Support sniper is good. People who are fond of sniper classes currently, seem particularly unwilling to tank or support. This should fix that.

    The tweet features a proposed blueprint for a new "prototype biotic rifle", designed by Overwatch's Torbjörn, with accompanying comments from himself and Mercy. She notes her concerns that although the rifle has been designed with medical purposes in mind, it could potentially be weaponised. Interesting!
    Yeah, the rifle can shoot. Of course it can. However, I don't think that this is what mercy is concerned about; that her biotic healing technology is so close to a weapon. She's more concerned that the actual biotic field will be used for harm.

    This sniper may be able to launch biotic AoE spheres that can DAMAGE enemies.

    Also, Reaper mentions Sombra "not being there when you need her". I haven't delved much into overwatch's lore, but I do know that Reaper and Widow are the shady characters. If Sombra falls in with the likes of Reaper and is using the biotic technology, we might well see some offensive uses out of the good old healing bubble.
    Reply +2
  • Yooka-Laylee successfully Kickstarts themed socks

  • Skirlasvoud 06/07/2016

    @dstick

    I live in a student city where people can frequently be seen wearing animal themed pajamas or Pikachu hats in broad daylight in the middle of the street as a goof. I'm willing to go heels over head on this one.
    Reply +5
  • Watch: The alien races that look like beautiful human women by amazing coincidence

  • Skirlasvoud 03/07/2016

    @JackieMortes

    I wouldnt. I couldt stand her personality. That she resembles a female is the only thing she got going for herself.

    I'd consider romancing Tali no matter what's underneath the mask. I actually preferred them not telling us. In hindsight not because her personality is MUCH better, but because she's more interesting.
    Reply +5
  • Scorn is H.R. Giger-inspired nightmare fuel

  • Skirlasvoud 01/07/2016

    Kinda missing the whole bizarre eroticism present in most Giger works (I'm a freak), but this is more than enough to get me excited. :) Even just walking around a world like this would be worth a few quid. Reply +1
  • Woman awarded $10k after suing Microsoft for sneaky Windows 10 upgrade

  • Skirlasvoud 28/06/2016

    @Negotiator

    Raarwraargh! RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!
    Reply -3
  • Skirlasvoud 27/06/2016

    Microsoft has previously defended its practices by stating that upgrading to Windows 10 is optional, and users have 31 days to uninstall it and go back to their previous operating system. Ostensibly this option was not clear to Goldstein.
    This option isn't clear to any millenial who wasn't raised on Windows 95 you fucktarts!

    You assume people know how computers work, while doing EVERYTHING in your power to make it as complicated as possible by hiding the inner workings behind a slick UI and keeping people sedate. You're riding the wave of how accustomed and lazy people have gotten with their electronics, saying yes to every pop-up and you are actively using their ignorance as an excuse to take over control and make decisions for them. With Windows 10, this includes attempts to make them part of the microsoft family by sticking it full with your own bloody apps and software.

    System settings used to be an icon on the desktop in the earlier windows versions, right after install, on a clean, minimal system I fed new drivers on floppydisks. Nowadays I have to swat my way past colorful tiles in a system bogged down by additional Microsoft apps I didn't ask for, warnings that I might not know what I'm doing and childish simplifications of the actual system controls that I need to turn off before I can get started.

    I want a Windows 10 that operates like Windows XP/7 dammit. Gimme Direct X12, fuck everything else and the orgy of excess you jizz surfed in on.
    Reply +19
  • Skirlasvoud 27/06/2016

    Happy someone is sticking it to Microsoft and Windows 10.

    I too, have simply been assaulted by the upgrade notification. It was there with every start-up. The option to not upgrade wasn't there and at maximum I could tell it to postpone for 4 days, after which it would automatically take over my system at shut down and go ahead with the install. There was no other way to get rid of the pop-up, except for consenting with the update. Closing the window, using alt-F4 or task manager wouldn't get rid of it. It's Malware, nothing less.

    Fortunatly, I know how to dig around msconfig to disable it at start-up and go into Windows security to forbid Windows updates of any kind. I'm knowledgable to suppress it that way, but I can't imagine the hell it puts other, less savvy computer users through. I fucking know what that poor woman has gone through.


    This experience alone puts me off Windows 10. The sheer aggression and the user unfriendly UI makes me hate the new OS pas Windows 7. I'll take your damn upgrade tomorrow because its free and I want the option in the future, but it's format C: straight after for a new installation of Windows 7, which I will fix up to have a Windows XP quickbar and taskmanager like I always have.

    This is the future then. Windows keeps pushing an intuitive UI that eventually has so little user control if this malarky is to be believed, that I'm going to lose my ability to have my own say on my own system. The new design already herds you towards an assumed customer relation with Microsoft, next up is me not being able to install third party software like Steam or indy titles.

    Take my easy access to regedit, msconfig, rootfiles and system settings away from me however and my anger will make a card carrying NRA member who has lost his guns to government, seem like Ghandi in comparison.
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