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Signed On Apr 28, 2002, 23:21
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News Comments > Operation Flashpoint: Red River & GFWL
6. Re: Operation Flashpoint: Red River & GFWL Mar 22, 2011, 13:31 Muscular Beaver
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Mar 22, 2011, 11:26:
Gotta love how they don't have the balls to ask why they are using GFWL when everyone hates it.

Critical questions? Where do you live?
If they start asking such questions they wont be getting the next interview.
Yes, its that simple and unbelievable.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II SecuROM Follow-up
48. Re: Dragon Age II SecuROM Follow-up Mar 21, 2011, 08:49 Muscular Beaver
 
avianflu wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 08:27:
The point is that software copy protection is all about protecting sales of newly released software because that is when unit sales are greatest.

Its not. Its about giving investors and shareholders a feeling of security, since most of them dont even remotely have any idea about software. They only hear about the bad pirates and how they supposedly hurt sales a lot.
 
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News Comments > WoW Patch Plans
6. Re: WoW Patch Plans Mar 16, 2011, 06:07 Muscular Beaver
 
I checked the forums yesterday and it seems the huge outcry about last patch has settled and people actually often acting like it never happened (suggesting to roll feral druid for PvP for example).
I wish I had millions of stupid customers like those.
 
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News Comments > Steam User Loses Almost $1800 in Games Due to Ban [Updated]
45. Re: Steam User Loses Almost $1800 in Games Due to Ban [Updated] Mar 15, 2011, 09:02 Muscular Beaver
 
Agreed. Its his own fault. Not because he tried to sell the account but because he used Steam in the first place.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Beta Patch
54. Re: Dragon Age II Beta Patch Mar 13, 2011, 21:16 Muscular Beaver
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 21:07:
Those I mentioned work in DX9. DA2 suddenly looks almost exactly the same on consoles as the PC DX9 version even though dozens of other DX9 games (incl. Bioware games) always looked better on the PC?

Color me confused. Yes, PC versions of multiplatform games almost always look and perform better on PC. This is because the PC versions offer higher resolutions, higher AA, higher AF and higher framerates. However, the actual assets are exactly the same between console and PC 99% of the time. DA2 is actually pretty unique in that it offers a whole bunch of unique visual features for the PC version, in addition to the usual benefits. What was the last port that offered hi-res textures? Or new lighting effects? Or tesselation? When you play DA2 at the highest detail settings, it looks very clearly better than the console versions. Make no mistake, X360 was the lead platform for DA2 but Bioware did put a decent amount of effort into the PC port. More effort than most ports get.

I am not talking about the highest settings! I am talking about implementing DX9 worse than it should/could be! Of course it looks better in DX11 on the PC (but not that much)!

ME2 had higher resolution textures (most of the time at least) and any other "higher standard" game I can remember that was ported from the console (again: Im talking about DX9 PC ports).

Yes, its nice to have some DX11 features, but limiting features that DX9 also can do to DX11 only is NOT how it should be.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Beta Patch
49. Re: Dragon Age II Beta Patch Mar 13, 2011, 21:00 Muscular Beaver
 
Dirwulf wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:44:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:37:
Dirwulf wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:28:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:21:
Jerykk wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:15:
For anyone criticizing DA2 based on the mindless combat seen in the demo, it should be noted that the combat is exponentially harder on Nightmare difficulty. You have to plan carefully and micromanage your party, otherwise you'll get destroyed. Granted, there's still a lot of filler combat and most of the combat encounters aren't particularly well-designed, but it's definitely not mindless.

For anyone thinking people are only talking about the combat: Its the whole game that makes you think youre sitting in front of a console. Just look at the repeating scenery and dumbed down content and controls.
I wont even start about the audacious way of implementing DX11.

What Audacious way of implementing DX11? You mean the Hi-Res pack? Ever heard of little game called Lord of the Rings Online? Did you know they do the same thing? They have a hi-res version of the game and a low res version. Why? Because not everyone has a friggin' video card that can handle DX11. So why waste the space and time if you can't use it?

Because the resolution of textures has nothing to do with the game running in DX9 or DX11. Its not only the textures, its also AF, shadows, particles and more. DX9 doesnt equal a slow graphics card, especially in the age of shitty console ports.

But interesting you mention an MMO. It almost felt like an extremely simple MMO actually. Something I would never thought I would feel in an BioWare game.

What? This game uses technology that DX9 doesn't support. Why add it to the game if you can't use it?. If you have a card the supports the DX11 technology used, you can install a graphics upgrade. That's the same logic behind the the Hi-res version of LOTRO, although with LOTRO its DX9 to DX10 technology difference.

You dont get it, huh?
Those I mentioned work in DX9. DA2 suddenly looks almost exactly the same on consoles as the PC DX9 version even though dozens of other DX9 games (incl. Bioware games) always looked better on the PC?
Ohhhkay.

Tired of this, literally. Good night.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Beta Patch
46. Re: Dragon Age II Beta Patch Mar 13, 2011, 20:45 Muscular Beaver
 
Teddy wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:30:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:21:
For anyone thinking people are only talking about the combat: Its the whole game that makes you think youre sitting in front of a console. Just look at the repeating scenery and dumbed down content and controls.
I wont even start about the audacious way of implementing DX11.


The repeating scenery has already been brought up, but that's hardly a "console" issue. It's no more prevalent there than it has been in PC games. It's lazy and cheap just as Jerykk pointed out, but trying to add that into your 'consolized' argument doesn't make any sense. That sort of thing has existed in PC games for ages as well.

Im not going to start with you on the controls since you already proved in your second sentence that it doesnt make sense to talk about that with you.

So, repeating scenery was there in PC games, yes. But that was decades ago because PC games actually evolved for a time (not anymore) Just now it seems to be coming back - with console ports. Remember, we are talking about a BioWare game (not that that means anything anymore).
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Beta Patch
44. Re: Dragon Age II Beta Patch Mar 13, 2011, 20:37 Muscular Beaver
 
Dirwulf wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:28:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:21:
Jerykk wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:15:
For anyone criticizing DA2 based on the mindless combat seen in the demo, it should be noted that the combat is exponentially harder on Nightmare difficulty. You have to plan carefully and micromanage your party, otherwise you'll get destroyed. Granted, there's still a lot of filler combat and most of the combat encounters aren't particularly well-designed, but it's definitely not mindless.

For anyone thinking people are only talking about the combat: Its the whole game that makes you think youre sitting in front of a console. Just look at the repeating scenery and dumbed down content and controls.
I wont even start about the audacious way of implementing DX11.

What Audacious way of implementing DX11? You mean the Hi-Res pack? Ever heard of little game called Lord of the Rings Online? Did you know they do the same thing? They have a hi-res version of the game and a low res version. Why? Because not everyone has a friggin' video card that can handle DX11. So why waste the space and time if you can't use it?

Because the resolution of textures has nothing to do with the game running in DX9 or DX11. Its not only the textures, its also AF, shadows, particles and more. DX9 doesnt equal a slow graphics card, especially in the age of shitty console ports.

But interesting you mention an MMO. It almost felt like an extremely simple MMO actually. Something I would never thought I would feel in an BioWare game.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Beta Patch
37. Re: Dragon Age II Beta Patch Mar 13, 2011, 20:21 Muscular Beaver
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 20:15:
For anyone criticizing DA2 based on the mindless combat seen in the demo, it should be noted that the combat is exponentially harder on Nightmare difficulty. You have to plan carefully and micromanage your party, otherwise you'll get destroyed. Granted, there's still a lot of filler combat and most of the combat encounters aren't particularly well-designed, but it's definitely not mindless.

For anyone thinking people are only talking about the combat: Its the whole game that makes you think youre sitting in front of a console. Just look at the repeating scenery and dumbed down content and controls.
I wont even start about the audacious way of implementing DX11.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Beta Patch
30. Re: Dragon Age II Beta Patch Mar 13, 2011, 20:09 Muscular Beaver
 
Dirwulf wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 19:37:
JoeNapalm wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 19:34:
Teddy wrote on Mar 13, 2011, 18:25:
It's also well known in the industry that gamers behave like children who will post metacritic reviews having never played the game. Better still are the idiots who post reviews that they LOVE the game top to bottom and give it a 1 because they can't figure out the website.

Regardless of what the whiners say, the game is good. It's not as good as the original in my opinion, but that doesn't automatically make it a 2/10 game. That's the true idiocy of gamers today, if it doesn't live up to what THEY expected from the game, all of a sudden it's the worst game of all time. If they'd had no expectation and it was a new IP that they tried, they'd give it a 7 or 8 instead.

Pure idiocy. A game sequel isn't scored according to how much you liked the original more, or what you were expecting from it. It's scored based on what it is. That's what gamers never seem to grasp about reviews and that's why official review scores typically vary so much from anonymous gamer review scores, particularly when involving a sequel.


It's pure idiocy to think that players aren't going to look at a sequel in comparison to the original.

While DA2 might have been a decent action game, it's the sequel to a well-liked RPG. The people who are trashing it in their ratings are rating it as a sequel to DAO.

The simple fact is the Bioware/EA decided to cash in for the quick money and broad demographic, just like they did with ME2 - but what those wonks don't realize is, they're doing irreparable harm to Bioware's reputation.

Sure, they can make big money in the short term, but they've cooked the goose that was laying the golden eggs. The asshats responsible don't care, though - they can probably live in style for the rest of their lives, and let the IPs what we all enjoyed wither and die.

I liked it better when gaming wasn't "mainstream"...It's gotten way too Hollywood.

-Jn-
Ifriti Sophist

So wait, now that its no longer catered to a hard core audience, and more people than ever are enjoying and buying it, its going to die? Hardly. If they keep this formula, the 3rd will outsell the second, which is surely to outsell the first.

And still if I play games like that I feel like I am losing IQ points every minute.

More people like it that way? Look at all the user ratings! More people bought it maybe, but like it?
Sure, if I ask console players if they liked it, most of them will say yes, but if you want to play such games, consoles were there for those people in the past. BUT we are f*****g talking about the PC here!

If you like such games, go play on your console and stfu or post on console sites. Dont think for a second games on PC have to be that way too.
People are pissed because BioWare, which was raised by PC people who enjoyed complex RPG games like BG, IWD, etc are now turning their backs on them by consolifying "the spiritual successor of Baldurs Gate" and you guys think its unjustified, even if many of them actually have FACTS to back up the claim of an inferior game? WTF is wrong with you?
 
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News Comments > BioWare on Dragon Age II DRM
33. Re: BioWare on Dragon Age 2 DRM Mar 12, 2011, 10:41 Muscular Beaver
 
Overon wrote on Mar 12, 2011, 10:19:
Maybe someone should take the time to compare and contrast dragon age 2 with dragon age 1 to list everything that is wrong with dragon age 2.

Look at Marvin below you. People like him dont care. And all the rest knows what a shitty game DA2 is. Its just sad that many had to buy it first to learn it.
 
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News Comments > SecuROM in Dragon Age II?
6. Re: SecuROM in Dragon Age II? Mar 11, 2011, 16:38 Muscular Beaver
 
Well, they also said DA2 wouldnt be affected by console limitations on the PC and much more. Who cares now about some lied about DRM? They are already liars and after tying unnecessary stuff to DX11, I wouldnt expect anything less of them anyway. They have been assimilated by EA quite well, they might even surpass their master.  
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News Comments > MS on Improving GFWL
45. Re: MS on Improving GFWL Mar 11, 2011, 16:15 Muscular Beaver
 
All of you Steam Fanboys STFU. You had this coming the day you accepted Steam. And it WILL get worse.  
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News Comments > Sony's Move.Me for PC
2. Re: Sony's Move.Me for PC Mar 3, 2011, 01:48 Muscular Beaver
 
After what they have done the past few weeks, they can kiss my hairy ass.  
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News Comments > Operation Flashpoint: Red River in April
9. Re: Operation Flashpoint: Red River in April Feb 17, 2011, 19:21 Muscular Beaver
 
Techie714 wrote on Feb 17, 2011, 18:57:
Wildone wrote on Feb 17, 2011, 18:07:
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising has NOTHING to do with ArmaII, in fact its a complete abomination. Arma II is alot more realistic and frustrating (in a kinda good way) you just cant rambo your way around.

Oh believe me I know I have at least 60 hours clocked in on ARMA II. I mean bring on more ARMA II "Type Games"

OFP < ARMAII

WHAT!
OFP = ARMAII!
This game is not even close Operation Flashpoint. Whats next? They selling Ladas with Ferrari stickers on it and calling it a Ferrari?
 
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News Comments > More WoW Hotfixes
9. Re: More WoW Hotfixes Feb 15, 2011, 18:56 Muscular Beaver
 
I tried playing yesterday again before my subscription runs out and I was greeted with crap everywhere again. Not only is the balance totally borked now in PvP (was horrible before, but now they nerfed and buffed the complete opposite of what they should have done), but also fire mages were supposed to get a DPS buff since they dont have lots of single target DPS. I tried that and after noticing that the afk bug STILL exists I noticed that I actually do 1-2k dps less now while an enchancement shaman with 17 less ilvl outdpsed me by 2k and a hunter with 20 less ilvl did also almost 2k more dps than me. Before that I could pull 11k no problem and that time I had to work extremely hard to even get to 9k.

Nope, my subscription will not be renewed. I hope they loose LOTS of players and their stocks drop dead because of this shit they are pulling right now.
 
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News Comments > Crytek on the Crysis 2 Leak and PC Gaming
83. Re: Crytek on the Crysis 2 Leak and PC Gaming Feb 15, 2011, 08:16 Muscular Beaver
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 22:48:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 22:09:
StingingVelvet wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 21:50:
Secondly I have seen "press start" on a PC game a total of never in my life with a controller not plugged in. Most people leave their controllers plugged in, which games auto-detect now-a-days, and then complain when the game shows controller graphics.

Not to sound like an ass, but when was the last time you played a PC game? 1995?
Right now I have a total of 10 games installed and 8 of them have this with no controller plugged in (sold that sorry excuse for an input device long ago).

They say "press start"? What games are they? I never see "press start" ever, I always see press enter or whatever, and we had that way before console ports.

Lol, youre right, most say "press enter" "press space" or "press enter or start", still some say "press start". Do you really wanna go there? I think you noticed already how stupid your comment was.

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News Comments > Crytek on the Crysis 2 Leak and PC Gaming
67. Re: Crytek on the Crysis 2 Leak and PC Gaming Feb 14, 2011, 22:09 Muscular Beaver
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Feb 14, 2011, 21:50:
Secondly I have seen "press start" on a PC game a total of never in my life with a controller not plugged in. Most people leave their controllers plugged in, which games auto-detect now-a-days, and then complain when the game shows controller graphics.

Not to sound like an ass, but when was the last time you played a PC game? 1995?
Right now I have a total of 10 games installed and 8 of them have this with no controller plugged in (sold that sorry excuse for an input device long ago).

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News Comments > Mirror's Edge 2 On Hold?
3. Re: Mirror's Edge 2 On Hold? Feb 14, 2011, 10:28 Muscular Beaver
 
Oh well, that sucks, but it might also be a better choice since I doubt that the next one would be able to compare to the first one gameplay wise.  
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News Comments > On PC Crysis 2
31. Re: On PC Crysis 2 Feb 10, 2011, 07:34 Muscular Beaver
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 9, 2011, 16:04:
What I was thinking about is the typical gaming setup involving a single monitor costing under $1000 (just the cost of the monitor I'm talking about), where SLI seems to be more trouble and cost than it's worth.

You don't need a $1000 monitor to appreciate SLI. You just need to have high standards. I like getting 60+ FPS at 1920x1080, 8XAA and 16XAF. My monitor did not cost $1000.

The only downside to SLI/CF is that driver support can be iffy. Some games don't work with SLI or perform worse with it enabled. Other games don't have profiles available until a few weeks after launch.


Uh... Microstuttering?
 
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