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    [–] Researcher publishes second Steam zero day after getting banned on Valve's bug bounty program DrBrogbo 1 points ago in Games

    For any number of other reasons Epic could have used: Because you care about the developers getting more money, or because they sell the games for cheaper (or give you an account credit after purchase if they aren't allowed to sell for cheaper), or because they give you a free indie game with your purchase, or here's a wild thought, because Epic put the time and effort in to their game client to actually make it better!

    Instead, Epic has inarguably the worst game client on the market, terrible security practices, horrible PR lately, and they're throwing stacks of cash around so players are forced to be locked in to their crappy ecosystem, and apparently they get celebrated for it.

    EGS has the potential to do some legitimate good for the PC gaming market. Right now, though, they are only making things worse.

    EDIT: Also, Epic could be buying up-and-coming game studios with promising ideas so they have a stable of 1st-party-developers instead of poaching games that are months away from being completed and already have fans on competing platforms eagerly anticipating release.

    [–] Battletoads - Gamecom gameplay DrBrogbo 1 points ago in Games

    Based on that footage, sweet merciful GOD do they need to overhaul that mess almost completely. Increase walking speed, add a sprint mechanic, drastically increase the verticality of the hit boxes, decrease how much damage the enemies can take so you make quicker progress through the levels, zoom out a bit so it doesn't look so cluttered, etc.

    That demo makes the game look intensely boring/frustrating. A winning combo for sure.

    [–] Researcher publishes second Steam zero day after getting banned on Valve's bug bounty program DrBrogbo 1 points ago in Games

    That's a false equivalency and you know it. Consoles do that because there is a rather steep (for most people) financial requirement to join a new console eco-system. Without a killer exclusive app, no one is going to spend $300 to play the same games they're currently playing on a different system.

    That's not the case with EGS, and the PC market in general (no games require you to use an AMD card, for example). There are plenty of ways they could set themselves apart without introducing bullshit exclusivity to a platform that has absolutely zero need of it.

    [–] A question to the mods of ecr DrBrogbo 2 points ago in electronic_cigarette

    Just wanted to say, it won't page her with a big U there. Gotta be a little u, u/Lynda73 like that. I'm not sure if it will after an edit, but it's worth a try.

    [–] Mm nice DrBrogbo 3 points ago in funny

    You better pass on your reddit account in your will, then. When I'm just a head in a jar bumming a spot in the Hall of Presidents, I'll be checking with your progeny.

    [–] A question to the mods of ecr DrBrogbo 5 points ago in electronic_cigarette

    Lynda's saying that Anthony is the reason that all the vaping subs had to stop doing that. Anthony is the reason that juice sales/links became abjectly against the rules.

    [–] A question to the mods of ecr DrBrogbo 15 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in electronic_cigarette

    Please keep him the fuck out of this sub. He rarely ever answered questions with anything more than "here's my list", and he had the biggest ego (and the thinnest skin) out of pretty much anyone I've seen here. If you disagreed with him, it wasn't a matter of opinion, you were wrong because he reviews tons of products so he knoooooows. He was completely incapable of understanding that everything he said was his own opinion, and he got belligerently-defensive when called out on it. He would even switch over to mod mode and warn you if you didn't back down.

    Plus, he loved to yank his own horn by calling himself the "fair, unbiased reviewer", and saying things like people dislike him because they're jealous. It couldn't possibly be because he doesn't have a fucking clue what he's talking about when it comes to tech (he's been called out multiple times, and one person got banned shortly thereafter - hmmm) despite him calling himself a tech reviewer, and the fact that every single interaction I've ever had with him, he was a smug, dismissive asshat.

    I did not like him one bit, and I'm glad he's no longer in a position of power over the sub. I do honestly hope he gets help with whatever self-image problems are behind his more annoying traits, but I sure as fuck don't want to have to put up with him in the meantime.

    Anyway, onward and upward, to better things.

    EDIT: Thanks for the gold, kind stranger! I'm a little ashamed that such an angry comment is what resonates around here, but I spoke my mind, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who was pissed off at the way things used to be in this sub!

    [–] This traffic light on the sidewalk for pedestrians on their phones DrBrogbo -2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    Nope. I had a cell phone in middle school, thank you very much.

    What a narrow world view you have.

    [–] This traffic light on the sidewalk for pedestrians on their phones DrBrogbo -2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    More like inability-to-look-away-from-your-phone-when-your-life-depends-on-it-is-bad.

    Keep your eyes glued to your phone at home all you want, but when your survival requires you to pay attention to your surroundings, you'd better be able to look away from it for 30 god damn seconds.

    [–] This-reporter-cant-say-his-last-name-without-moving-his-head DrBrogbo 3 points ago in funny

    No, but I do like his stuff. Does he do a bit about weird name pronunciations?

    [–] Wind protection DrBrogbo 0 points ago in funny

    It's like Thunder Down Under, but they make you stay longer than you're comfortable.

    Like the husbands who get dragged to Thunder Down Under.

    [–] You can't handle the truth! DrBrogbo 2 points ago in funny

    I didn't know Jeff Foxworthy was a licensed polygraph operator.

    [–] My next unnecessary invention - the Tear-Rings. DrBrogbo 33 points ago in funny

    Does anyone ever remove the stud and fire out the top like a blowhole? I feel like I would try that at least once.

    Also, I'm not clicking on any links.

    [–] Daily Questions Thread [08-19-2019] DrBrogbo 1 points ago in electronic_cigarette

    A high-VG, warm pod kit with good flavor will be hard to find. The Caliburn is one of the only ones I know of that can even do higher than 60% VG. The Desire Design More Pro is a pretty warm vape, but I wouldn't put more than 60% VG through it.

    I'm sure it's out there, but you might find yourself going through a lot of crap suggestions before you find one.

    It's probably easier to just get a MTL tank for your Aegis Mini. Something like the Aspire Nautilus 2 or Innokin Zlide.

    [–] Volume control DrBrogbo 68 points ago in funny

    Awww, you can hear the little teeth click!

    That's adorable.

    [–] Friends - Joey and Phoebe's friendship is healthier, more flirty and cuter than Ross and Rachel ever were DrBrogbo 2 points ago in television

    Joey was always my favorite of the Friends, and hold on to your butts for an unpopular opinion: His spin-off show, Joey, is actually pretty good, and he's the only Friend who I could see having his own show.

    [–] Which company selling their own brand of chargers do you feel is the “best”? Why? DrBrogbo 2 points ago in electronic_cigarette

    Well, I can only really vote based on my limited experiences, so I'd say yeah, Xtar is the best company. They don't make perfect chargers, nor are they the best value, but overall I'd say I trust Xtar chargers more than the competition, yeah.

    [–] Which company selling their own brand of chargers do you feel is the “best”? Why? DrBrogbo 1 points ago in electronic_cigarette

    I've used Efest, MXJO, Nitecore, and Xtar, and I'd vote for the Xtar being the best. It's the most feature-rich, it's easy to use, and other than having to re-seat the occasional battery, I have had zero issues with it at all.

    [–] Why I turned down exclusivity deal from the Epic Store (developer of “DARQ”) DrBrogbo 0 points ago in Games

    That's true, I didn't think about that. I don't think it will pay off for them (especially after this article makes the rounds), but time will tell.

    [–] The future of Vaping, the solar powered vape! DrBrogbo 5 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in electronic_cigarette

    You must be much higher longitude latitude than I am, then. My USB solar panel thing charges my 20,000 mAh packs in 2 days (and that's at a sub-optimal angle and never adjusting it), and those packs can each charge up my 5,000 mAh LiPo mods about 3 times.

    I mean, I cheat by bringing 2 fully charged packs with me when I leave, but I was able to maintain a full pack through a 2-week trip.

    [–] Why I turned down exclusivity deal from the Epic Store (developer of “DARQ”) DrBrogbo 52 points ago in Games

    Then why are they refusing to sell Darq at all? They're intentionally choosing to lose out on money just because their competitors are also making money.

    That's helping the competition, not eliminating them.