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  1. Shagger liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in My problem with Valve   
    I once loved Valve. As of recently however, I've decided that I don't care much for them. They're a company that cares only on how much money they can make. They don't care about their community. 
     
    I came to that conclusion based on a few things. For example, Valve has yet to fix it's Greenlight system. They don't care what kind of shady shit happens on Greenlight and they don't care what games get on Steam, despite the increasing pile of shitty products that continue to make their way onto the storefront. Probably because Valve gets a cut of the profit, idk. Instead of focusing on adding meaningful changes to their multiplayer games, they prefer to shit out more and more virtual skins onto those games. Lastly, it took ten years for Valve to decide to add a refund system to their storefront. Since 2005, there had been no proper refund system in place; and no having to go through Valve's trash customer service for the refund doesn't count. That's all I can think of off the top of my head, if anyone can add something to that list, please let me know.
     
    My biggest problem is how people let Valve get away with this kind of stuff, yet if a different company like EA or Ubisoft tried pulling stunts like Valve does, they would get destroyed by people. Why the hell does Valve get a pass? Oh wait, right, Valve is that company that made that Half-Life game, has that one fat guy as head of the company, and has four big sales every year, so yeah they can do no wrong. It's that attitude is has made Valve arrogant enough to do this kind of stuff. Because Valve knows that they can do stuff like that and get away with it, scot-free. Remember that poorly implemented paid mod thing Valve tried to shove down our throats? Yeah, me neither. 
     
    I also think it's ridiculous that when Valve does make actual improvements, it's only when the controversy is too much and they try to save face. And when they do that, people praise the fuck out of them. Again, if any other company tried to do that, they would get destroyed. For a company that gives two shits about the community that made them as big as they are today and only takes action when it's in their benefit, Valve gets a lot of undeserved love. The "Valve can do no wrong" attitude needs to stop. When that happens, Valve will begin to think twice about how they conduct their business. 
     
  2. Shagger liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in My problem with Valve   
    I once loved Valve. As of recently however, I've decided that I don't care much for them. They're a company that cares only on how much money they can make. They don't care about their community. 
     
    I came to that conclusion based on a few things. For example, Valve has yet to fix it's Greenlight system. They don't care what kind of shady shit happens on Greenlight and they don't care what games get on Steam, despite the increasing pile of shitty products that continue to make their way onto the storefront. Probably because Valve gets a cut of the profit, idk. Instead of focusing on adding meaningful changes to their multiplayer games, they prefer to shit out more and more virtual skins onto those games. Lastly, it took ten years for Valve to decide to add a refund system to their storefront. Since 2005, there had been no proper refund system in place; and no having to go through Valve's trash customer service for the refund doesn't count. That's all I can think of off the top of my head, if anyone can add something to that list, please let me know.
     
    My biggest problem is how people let Valve get away with this kind of stuff, yet if a different company like EA or Ubisoft tried pulling stunts like Valve does, they would get destroyed by people. Why the hell does Valve get a pass? Oh wait, right, Valve is that company that made that Half-Life game, has that one fat guy as head of the company, and has four big sales every year, so yeah they can do no wrong. It's that attitude is has made Valve arrogant enough to do this kind of stuff. Because Valve knows that they can do stuff like that and get away with it, scot-free. Remember that poorly implemented paid mod thing Valve tried to shove down our throats? Yeah, me neither. 
     
    I also think it's ridiculous that when Valve does make actual improvements, it's only when the controversy is too much and they try to save face. And when they do that, people praise the fuck out of them. Again, if any other company tried to do that, they would get destroyed. For a company that gives two shits about the community that made them as big as they are today and only takes action when it's in their benefit, Valve gets a lot of undeserved love. The "Valve can do no wrong" attitude needs to stop. When that happens, Valve will begin to think twice about how they conduct their business. 
     
  3. Sonny liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in AJSA Help me pick a Fallout 3 Lets play Character   
    Robot voice throughout the entire playthrough or you're a fraud. 
  4. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by Sonny in AJSA Help me pick a Fallout 3 Lets play Character   
    UPDATE Guys and girls here is a new teaser trailer tell me what you think

  5. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by IcedAjack in The Guitar   
    seriously though, get an acoustic and learn some chords.
  6. Laserrifle125 liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in The thing about Steam user reviews   
    User reviews are a waste of time. Go to pretty much any game's store page on Steam and scroll down all the way to the bottom. You have entered a different dimension - a dimension full of dank memes and bias. Steam user reviews are the very definition of pointless. 
     
    Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of users being able to make reviews of games on Steam - get the gist of a game from somebody who has actually played the thing and isn't an IGN or GameSpot. But of course, people have to ruin it. A significant portion of user reviews are, but not limited to, people attempting to be funny, people posting dank memes (i.e. IGN 11/10 and the like), people reporting issues with the game (which is good and all, but that's not a review), and people giving bullet-point reviews, you know - because those are specific. The list of drivel goes on and on. 
     
    User reviews should not be used in these ways. I feel that it was meant to be helpful and convenient; you could just look at the store page instead of searching for a review of a game on a completely different site. When you post pointless jokes, you're not helping anyone. Go post your memes on 4chan or something. It frustrates me to no end how many user reviews consist of just the same 11/10 and IGN jokes over and over and over. Time spent making that joke could have been used to make a review of the game. Valve even implemented the option to rate a user review as "Funny". That is ridiculous, things like the "Funny" rating only encourage such crap-posting of user reviews, when you should encourage actual reviews.
     
    I think that Valve should put user reviews through a verification process: if the review is insightful and helpful, it will be shown on the store page to the public. If it's not, it's deleted. If that were to happen, I feel user reviews would be a thousand times more useful and purposeful. Unlikely Valve will even bother to improve Steam's user review system. It can't even bother to fix it's more prominent issues, but that's a different topic. 
     
    What do you guys think of Steam user reviews? Do you like the joke posts or would you like to see more actual reviews? Please, discuss if you want. Very interested in your thoughts on this, if any.
  7. Laserrifle125 liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in The thing about Steam user reviews   
    User reviews are a waste of time. Go to pretty much any game's store page on Steam and scroll down all the way to the bottom. You have entered a different dimension - a dimension full of dank memes and bias. Steam user reviews are the very definition of pointless. 
     
    Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of users being able to make reviews of games on Steam - get the gist of a game from somebody who has actually played the thing and isn't an IGN or GameSpot. But of course, people have to ruin it. A significant portion of user reviews are, but not limited to, people attempting to be funny, people posting dank memes (i.e. IGN 11/10 and the like), people reporting issues with the game (which is good and all, but that's not a review), and people giving bullet-point reviews, you know - because those are specific. The list of drivel goes on and on. 
     
    User reviews should not be used in these ways. I feel that it was meant to be helpful and convenient; you could just look at the store page instead of searching for a review of a game on a completely different site. When you post pointless jokes, you're not helping anyone. Go post your memes on 4chan or something. It frustrates me to no end how many user reviews consist of just the same 11/10 and IGN jokes over and over and over. Time spent making that joke could have been used to make a review of the game. Valve even implemented the option to rate a user review as "Funny". That is ridiculous, things like the "Funny" rating only encourage such crap-posting of user reviews, when you should encourage actual reviews.
     
    I think that Valve should put user reviews through a verification process: if the review is insightful and helpful, it will be shown on the store page to the public. If it's not, it's deleted. If that were to happen, I feel user reviews would be a thousand times more useful and purposeful. Unlikely Valve will even bother to improve Steam's user review system. It can't even bother to fix it's more prominent issues, but that's a different topic. 
     
    What do you guys think of Steam user reviews? Do you like the joke posts or would you like to see more actual reviews? Please, discuss if you want. Very interested in your thoughts on this, if any.
  8. Laserrifle125 liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in The thing about Steam user reviews   
    User reviews are a waste of time. Go to pretty much any game's store page on Steam and scroll down all the way to the bottom. You have entered a different dimension - a dimension full of dank memes and bias. Steam user reviews are the very definition of pointless. 
     
    Don't get me wrong, I like the idea of users being able to make reviews of games on Steam - get the gist of a game from somebody who has actually played the thing and isn't an IGN or GameSpot. But of course, people have to ruin it. A significant portion of user reviews are, but not limited to, people attempting to be funny, people posting dank memes (i.e. IGN 11/10 and the like), people reporting issues with the game (which is good and all, but that's not a review), and people giving bullet-point reviews, you know - because those are specific. The list of drivel goes on and on. 
     
    User reviews should not be used in these ways. I feel that it was meant to be helpful and convenient; you could just look at the store page instead of searching for a review of a game on a completely different site. When you post pointless jokes, you're not helping anyone. Go post your memes on 4chan or something. It frustrates me to no end how many user reviews consist of just the same 11/10 and IGN jokes over and over and over. Time spent making that joke could have been used to make a review of the game. Valve even implemented the option to rate a user review as "Funny". That is ridiculous, things like the "Funny" rating only encourage such crap-posting of user reviews, when you should encourage actual reviews.
     
    I think that Valve should put user reviews through a verification process: if the review is insightful and helpful, it will be shown on the store page to the public. If it's not, it's deleted. If that were to happen, I feel user reviews would be a thousand times more useful and purposeful. Unlikely Valve will even bother to improve Steam's user review system. It can't even bother to fix it's more prominent issues, but that's a different topic. 
     
    What do you guys think of Steam user reviews? Do you like the joke posts or would you like to see more actual reviews? Please, discuss if you want. Very interested in your thoughts on this, if any.
  9. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by Crazycrab in Moving everything to external hard drive   
    Just simply moving the contents of the C: drive on your laptop to an external and plugging it in WON'T work.  You can back up your files onto an external and you can use an external as a boot device to install Windows but you cant do it with the same USB drive at the same time.  Once a USB device has been formatted as a boot drive no other data can be stored on it.  So if you want to back up your files and install Windows from a USB device I strongly recommend that you use two seperate USB storage devices.
     
    As for backing up and setting up a USB boot device there are several methods for both.
     
    Backing up:
     
    Before doing any of this update and use your anti-virus software to make sure your laptop is clean.
     
    Some applications like Steam have their own back up and restore utilities for DRM/copyright protected content so for anything relating that to use them.
     
    As for your own files the first and most straight forward method is simply copy the files you want to keep onto the external.  Although it might take longer and requires more babysitting this is the method is the one I would recommend as alleviates the possibility of transferring any unnecessary junk like old system files to your new system.  I also recommend not transferring any applications as you'r better downloading the latest compatible versions on you new PC anyway, just stick to your personal files like documents, video, music and so on.
     
    You can also use the Back Up and restore facility in the Control Panel but as I said before you might get some junk you don't want but It doesn't require as much attention on your part.  Guide
     
    Setting up a USB Boot device:
     
    Again there are several different ways to do this but the important thing is to not use the same device you used for you'r back up.  I recommend using a small USB pen drive (4Gb+).  I'm going to take you through what I think is the easiest, safest one.  
     
    1. Format the Pen Drive:  Insert the USB Pen drive (or whatever your using) into the laptop, open up a window and right click on it and select Format.  then select NFTS for the Format, note that this will erase EVERYTHING from the drive.                    
                   
                                         
     
    2. Download the ISO file:  You can download these from the internet through various means but I'm only going to discuss legitimate methods for Windows 7. Window 8/10 might be different but 7 is the one I would recommend anyway since it's better than 8 and you can still upgrade to windows 10 if you wish.
     
    If you have a valid Product Key go to this LINK, enter your key, job done.
     
    If you don't have a valid product key you can still download and install Windows legally using a torrent file but you will be asked to buy a key once you have installed it.  There are websites where you can download the ISO file with a key and that's how i got mine (LINK) but I'm in the UK and don't have access to any US stores and vice versa so you'll have to find one on your own.
     
    3. Use the USB DVD Download Tool  You can download this here.  Install, run and follow the instructions.  There are other apps that can do this but they are for the most part overkill,  this one is designed specifically for this job.
     
    Once you have you'r USB boot drive and your new PC is built it's simply a case of inserting it into the one of the port on startup and following the on screen instructions.  If you have any problems let me know.
  10. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by MusicianJamie in My Fellow AJSA/Youtubers!   
    I totally agree, everyone is doing it as you said. I'm sure I will find my way brother! thanks for the advice
  11. MusicianJamie liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in My Fellow AJSA/Youtubers!   
    Sup bro. I'm not sure if you're looking to get deep into the Youtube gig, but if you are, I highly suggest you do something other than Let's Plays. If you're just doing it for fun, then nvm, keep doing it for whatever, bro. You seem to be having a good time with it. 
  12. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by MusicianJamie in My Fellow AJSA/Youtubers!   
    Hello everyone! I hope you are all well! I have made a new YouTube and have a right laugh playing games and stuff. If anyone out there could check it out and let me know what you think that would be ace! also if anybody is interested in collabing let me know
    Thanks in advance brothers and sisters   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIgssluBg_oAvrP01ivm6xQ
  13. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by Crazycrab in Sound card?   
    "Do I need a sound card?" It depends on 2 things, What motherboard your using and what speaker/sound setup you have.  If we take a look at your motherboard:
     

     
    you have 2 audio outputs, the standard audio in/out jacks on the left and the HDMI port which can carry stereo to a TV or 5.1/7.1 audio to an amp and if that's all you need then a sound card is unnecessary.
     
    If for example you need and Optical output which is needed for some amps and headsets or individual jacks for each of your speakers then you would need something like this:
     

     
    but like flame said, 9 times out of 10 sound cards aren't necessary.  It's only if you need something specific that your motherboard doesn't offer.
     
    I like your build by the way, if there was one thing I would recommend adding to it wouldn't be a sound card but an SSD.  they make a HUGE difference to you load times.
  14. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by Jayson's Rage in Sound card?   
    The Sound Cards that are built into the MSI motherboards are quite good quality themselves, so you don't need to worry about another one.
  15. frogben998 liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in Losing interest in video games   
    This has been an on-going thing for me since I began my sophomore year in high school last year in September. I have played video games since I was five years old and had an obsession with them up until that point in time. Slowly but surely, I've drifted away from video games, going from playing them all the time, to now watching other people play them instead of playing them myself. I just have no interest in opening up a game and getting lost in them anymore. 
     
    Video games have always distracted me from doing stuff I really wanted to do. I've never been able to figure out a way to put them together and I really don't want to spend the time to do so. Right now, there's a lot of things I want to do in my life and video games just seem to be a distraction right now. I want to have perfect grades in school, I want to go out with my friends, I want this girl to be my girlfriend, among other things. I just feel that I need to take a long break from video games and think about my them and my life. 
     
    That's not to say I dislike video games. I still have a love for them, I just find it hard to want to play or watch them anymore without feeling like I'm forcing myself to do so. This may seem like a petty thing, but video games have been a huge impact on my life. It's hard for me to imagine a life without them, but I can't help but feel I need to get away from them for a long while. 
     
    Have any of you felt this way, where you weren't interested in video games anymore? Any suggestions on what I should do? 
  16. frogben998 liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in Losing interest in video games   
    This has been an on-going thing for me since I began my sophomore year in high school last year in September. I have played video games since I was five years old and had an obsession with them up until that point in time. Slowly but surely, I've drifted away from video games, going from playing them all the time, to now watching other people play them instead of playing them myself. I just have no interest in opening up a game and getting lost in them anymore. 
     
    Video games have always distracted me from doing stuff I really wanted to do. I've never been able to figure out a way to put them together and I really don't want to spend the time to do so. Right now, there's a lot of things I want to do in my life and video games just seem to be a distraction right now. I want to have perfect grades in school, I want to go out with my friends, I want this girl to be my girlfriend, among other things. I just feel that I need to take a long break from video games and think about my them and my life. 
     
    That's not to say I dislike video games. I still have a love for them, I just find it hard to want to play or watch them anymore without feeling like I'm forcing myself to do so. This may seem like a petty thing, but video games have been a huge impact on my life. It's hard for me to imagine a life without them, but I can't help but feel I need to get away from them for a long while. 
     
    Have any of you felt this way, where you weren't interested in video games anymore? Any suggestions on what I should do? 
  17. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Buying Games in Early Access   
    ^ That game. Darkest Dungeons, Invinsible Inc., Neo Scavenger, Prison Architect, Project Zomboid, Wasteland 2, Besiege, Divinity Original Sin, Nuclear Throne, The Red Solstice, Don't Starve Together, Underrail, Mad Games Tycoon, StarCrawlers, Crypt of the Necordancer, etc. There have been a lot of games in early access that have features or entire modes of play unique to them or, if not unique to them, ones that you can very quickly exhaust the library of similar games.
  18. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by 2and900 in Buying Games in Early Access   
    I cant find any other games like Space Engineers. I only buy a Early Access game if the games price is releasable with the state the game is in, I got Space Engineers on sale for $10.04 which I feel is releasable.
  19. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by Legolas_Katarn in Buying Games in Early Access   
    It also means them getting money to fund their development or improvements, or in the case of anything with multiplayer or co-op modes maintaining a community while the game is in early access.
    If someone is buying an early access title for the sole purpose of playing an unfinished game most likely the game interested them more than the other options that they saw available to them.
  20. Laserrifle125 liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in Buying Games in Early Access   
    I've noticed that games in Early Access are being bought by people with the intentions to simply play the game. I feel this is a bad thing. The idea behind buying a game in Early Access is to assist in the game's development process so that it can eventually be finished and get out of Early Access. This means looking for things in the game that need to be fixed or can be improved. Enjoyment from the game should come in-hand with looking for bugs and imperfections, not simply playing the unfinished product. 
     
    If you simply play the game, you defeat the purpose of Early Access. I understand it's your money and you can do what you want with it, but if you're looking for a game to play, why would you buy a game that's not finished and probably won't ever be finished? Especially when there's so many other games on Steam that are finished, that have all of their features already implemented, and are just as enjoyable. It makes no sense to me. 
     
    In addition, why would you buy a game in Early Access that's going to be Free-to-Play when it comes out of Early Access? Games like this include H1-Z1 and Dungeon Defenders 2, which are not worth paying money for imho and never will be. 
     
    Ultimately, if you intend to buy an Early Access game with the intent on helping the developers polish and finish it, then by all means go ahead. If I gave a shit enough about a game to want it to be finished, I'd probably do that too. But if you're thinking about buying a Early Access game without any intention to help with its development process, I would suggest you spend your hard-earned dollars on something complete. Not like you have a lack of options when it comes to Steam. 
     
    What do you guys think? Do you agree or disagree? 
  21. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Referral links and the like   
    Links in your signature are regarded the same as links you would have in a post. If it doesn't link to anything that violates the coc you should be fine. Refer and affiliate links are something I'm not entirely sure of myself, it's a bit of a grey area, so please send what to intend to link via pm and I'll try and clarify it.
  22. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by Crazycrab in Motherboard thing   
    The "doohickey" although most people seem to just refer to it as the back panel/plate is pretty much just that, a back panel.
     
     
     
    Damn it!.....  you should have installed the back panel into the case first!  You might still be able to do it with the motherboard in place but I wouldn't recommend it.  Remove the motherboard and follow the procedure in the video below.  The procedure is pretty much the same regardless of case of motherboard model:
     

     
    It might take a firm but careful push the to get the back panel to click into place and check that when your placing it in that the position corresponds correctly with how the motherboard is going to sit.
     
    And what ever you DON'T forget about those standoffs!
  23. DemonsColt liked a post in a topic by JoelMattGarcia in Chivalry 24/7 server is now online.   
    Your time and effort put into the server is very impressive, Demon. Thanks for getting the AJSA to support an extremely fun game. I may hop in the server every now and then to play a few rounds. 
  24. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by DemonsColt in Chivalry 24/7 server is now online.   
    What the f#@k is Chivalry?
    Chivalry Medieval Warfare is a multiplayer action game created by Torn Banner Studios. In the game, you engage in sword, mace, pikes, pure medieval combat in a easy to learn but hard to master control scheme.
     
    Choose to be
    the powerful Knight, the swift Man-at-Arms, the all around Vanguard, and the sharpshooting (and annoying) Archer.  
    Chivalry features several gamemodes.
    The chaotic Free For All, The one on one Duel mode and many team based modes like...
    Team Deathmatch Team Objective King of the Hill Last Team Standing  
    Chivalry has a great community, and it also has mod support. Powered by Steam Workshop, mods can enhance the Chivalry experience and add in more variety and replayability.
    Some great mods include...
    Chivalry+ Black Knight Mode Horde Mode Laserswords Community made maps Giant Slayers  
    The AJSA is proud to support Chivalry with our 24/7 server.
     
    The server off events will host only FFA and KOTH modes. Events will vary from different modes and events.
     
    The server is also mod friendly, so we can make use of the Steam Workshop and it's mods.
    I would like to thank the AJSA for the server.
     

     

     

     
     
    We are also available on GameTracker.com.

     
     
    Hop on in today, server name is:
    =AJSA= ChivalryME[FFA/KOTH] 24/7 | Admin | ANGRYJOESHOW.COM
     
    And check us out on GameTracker.
  25. JoelMattGarcia liked a post in a topic by Taboo in Looking for friends on the AJSA community to play games with.   
    Just looking for different people to play games with in the community. Just joined the army 2 days ago and was looking over the forum and seeing many diverse and interesting people.