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Signed On May 21, 2002, 13:50
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age Inquisition Nov 18, 2014, 11:31 jomisab
 
PropheT wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 11:29:
I haven't been wow'd by the first introduction to a game like this one in a long time. There was a definite holy shit moment starting it up, I didn't expect it to look that good... although, I have a 3770k with a GTX 780 and have found myself having to tweak the graphics a bit since the automatic detected Ultra was only getting ~30 with some annoying dips.

And then I spent the next 2+ hours restarting and playing with the character creator and haven't really played yet

Yeah....maybe services like Origin and Steam should add another metric in addition to "Time Played" -- "Time Spent in Character Creator"
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
4. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Nov 18, 2014, 11:29 jomisab
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 10:27:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 18, 2014, 09:46:
Saying that, there's something about the handling that makes it seem less smooth than other games

This effect is what we call "UbiSoft console port quality".

Or perhaps they could take a cue from The Order: 1886 and just say it has a "filmic" quality.
 
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News Comments > No MP for Just Cause 3 Launch
1. Re: No MP for Just Cause 3 Launch Nov 18, 2014, 09:40 jomisab
 
I'll just file this away under "Never cared about anyway." Single player mayhem FTW.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft on AMD & Assassin's Creed Unity
22. Re: Ubisoft on AMD & Assassin's Creed Unity Nov 13, 2014, 08:29 jomisab
 
jacobvandy wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 08:21:
From what I've heard, it won't run well on any GPU if you don't have the processor to back it up. And even then, you're not gonna get the 100 fps you were hoping for, unless maybe you're a world record holder for CPU overclock.

Was playing around with settings last night, and I found ones that I am extremely happy with, actually. Getting over 50fps everywhere, never dip down below high 40's, and everything on Ultra. Running at 2240x1400 DSR on native 1680x1050 with FXAA (TXAA seems to be buggy visually right now). I have:

2600K @ 4.4GHz
970 OC'd to 1400 core / 8000 mem
16GB RAM
Samsung 840 SSD
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft on AMD & Assassin's Creed Unity
6. Re: Ubisoft on AMD & Assassin's Creed Unity Nov 12, 2014, 21:37 jomisab
 
Wow, they are so full of it.

I think TotalBiscuit says it best:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgpzT5V5Mgs
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Nov 11, 2014, 10:00 jomisab
 
Much more psyched for DA:I now.

Kind of unusual for a publisher to allow a game to be reviewed (and for those reviews to be made public) so far in advance?
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity GeForce Support
1. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity GeForce Support Nov 11, 2014, 09:20 jomisab
 
Wow, looking at their recommended settings, glad I upgraded from a 680 to a 970 recently.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity
9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity Nov 11, 2014, 09:16 jomisab
 
Personally, I don't like how they lay out all the chapters up-front, with only the first one being unlocked.

I'd rather just start the game and progress naturally without being aware of all the chunks ahead of me.

Doesn't exactly make it feel "open worldish", even though I certainly don't expect anything like a Skyrim or Fallout.
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA WHQL Drivers
1. Re: New NVIDIA WHQL Drivers Nov 10, 2014, 12:23 jomisab
 
I have a feeling AC:Unity is going to cause a lot of video card upgrades, even moves to SLI.

I just upgraded my 680 to a 970, but I still have some trepidation over the performance I'll experience in trying to max everything, especially since AC4 is the only game I currently have that can't hit 60fps with everything maxed.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs. Steam?
49. Re: Ubisoft vs. Steam? Nov 7, 2014, 12:54 jomisab
 
Raven wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:46:
NKD wrote on Nov 7, 2014, 12:37:
Crisis averted, looks like they are back on Steam everywhere except the UK.

Yup, it's back.

Not a super huge deal...I would have purchased the games anyway. But nice to have most of my games installed under one roof regardless.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Free DLC Plans
5. Re: The Witcher III Free DLC Plans Nov 6, 2014, 14:21 jomisab
 
And in other news, Ubisoft releases details of the Season Pass offering for The Crew...  
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News Comments > Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM [Updated]
4. Re: Fallout: Shadow of Boston German TM Nov 5, 2014, 10:00 jomisab
 
Been working on Metro: Last Light, and I've often thought how awesome it would be if the next Fallout looked that good.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC First-Person Confirmed
16. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC First-Person Confirmed Nov 4, 2014, 15:09 jomisab
 
Just....OMG.

And yeah, if Zuck needs a killer app for the Oculus, look no further.
 
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News Comments > Prey 2 Cancelled
31. Re: Prey 2 Cancelled Oct 31, 2014, 18:59 jomisab
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 17:19:
jomisab wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 11:16:
Stimpack wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 11:01:
Bethesda's "quality standards."

I guess The Evil Within was up to their standards? With a Metacritic of 67?

Well, at least there's hope Todd Howard is working diligently on ES6.

To be fair the 67 was only counting 13 critic reviews which is a poor sample. Most of the major review outlets reviewed it on the console. Meta for PS4 with 54 critics is 76, meta for XOne with 20 critics is 80.

Let's not pretend that Evil Within reviewed poorly. The PC version is a superior experience to the console version.

If I take the lowest 13 reviews of Skyrim on PC and average them, I get 88.
 
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News Comments > Prey 2 Cancelled
9. Re: Prey 2 Cancelled Oct 31, 2014, 11:16 jomisab
 
Stimpack wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 11:01:
Bethesda's "quality standards."

I guess The Evil Within was up to their standards? With a Metacritic of 67?

Well, at least there's hope Todd Howard is working diligently on ES6.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Lord of the Hunt Announced
9. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Lord of the Hunt Announced Oct 30, 2014, 16:35 jomisab
 
nin wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 14:28:
Tim Collins wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 14:04:
GOTY

If not, it's damn close. It and Wolfstein are neck and neck for me...


Interesting you should say that. I just picked up SoM and Wolfenstein in the past week. Have not played much of Wolf yet, but SoM is really well done. I remember there was that controversy about the publisher making demands of people who were allowed early review copies...but ultimately, they didn't have enough faith in their game because it's pretty darn good.
 
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News Comments > Crusader: No Remorse Free on Origin
5. Re: Crusader: No Remorse Free on Origin Oct 29, 2014, 11:24 jomisab
 
I don't understand either. What are the downsides to just having an Origin account? Looking forward to DA: Inquisition, btw.  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Specs; Trailer
16. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Specs; Trailer Oct 24, 2014, 09:16 jomisab
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 24, 2014, 08:31:
jomisab wrote on Oct 24, 2014, 08:10:
But on a more serious note, while the speed of the 680 is decent, having only 2GB VRAM is becoming a serious handicap.

Are you gaming at 2560x1440 or 4k perhaps? Unless you are running one of these resoltions or are a fan or downsmpling there is no need to have more than 2G VRAM. I got a 4GB gfx card and its serious overkill for my 1080p monitor. Maybe at some point I will get a better/bigger monitor and be thankful for the ram, but by that point Ill probably need to buy another card anyway.


I do use supersampling (now DSR) with my 1680x1050 monitor sometimes, but the bigger issue is the texture memory. In Watch Dogs, I wanted to be able to use Ultra textures because their "High" textures were comparatively horrible. In Skyrim, I wanted to be able to pack on the high res texture mods. Etc etc. Especially with open-world type games with large vistas and draw distances, texture memory is a problem.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Specs; Trailer
13. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Specs; Trailer Oct 24, 2014, 08:10 jomisab
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 24, 2014, 02:42:
Creston wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 20:52:
Minimum 680GTX? Wha...?

So either your engine is a terrifying piece of shit, or you're just putting up ridiculous requirements to hopefully stop it from running like a terrible piece of shit.

Yeah WTF? the 680GTX is a damn solid card. A "flagship" card when it was first released. This is crazy, just crazy weird. I guess they want to make sure they can just straight up port the game and screw the optimizations or the PC pirates.

Whew! Good thing I just replace my ancient, creaky old 680 with a Strix 970.

But on a more serious note, while the speed of the 680 is decent, having only 2GB VRAM is becoming a serious handicap.
 
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News Comments > The Evil Within Released
1. Re: The Evil Within Released Oct 14, 2014, 09:41 jomisab
 
*Sigh*...looks like another fairly underwhelming release.

Here's hoping we see a lot of met or exceeded expectations next month with Far Cry 4, AC Unity, and DA:Inquisition.
 
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