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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 17, 2014, 14:43 JediPunisher
 
Pigeon wrote on Nov 17, 2014, 09:36:
I do have to agree with the sentiment that calling it Windows 10 is a bit absurd.

Honestly, it would've made more sense to name it Windows One.
Now that I think of it, Windows 8 should've been named One Window.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 14, 2014, 16:30 JediPunisher
 
Because no one wants to lean over their desk to touch and swipe their PC monitor with cheetos fingers.  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog
32. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog Nov 13, 2014, 18:16 JediPunisher
 
I've played all of the AssCreed games to 100% sync, so naturally I had this one preordered.
Lucky for me I was too busy playing other games to touch this half-baked POS... I'll save myself a headache and solve all of the bugs and glitches the easy way... by returning it for a refund.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $60M
27. Re: Star Citizen at $60M Nov 6, 2014, 22:14 JediPunisher
 
Stop funding this already!
Why would Chris Roberts ever finish the game as long as he's getting paid not to?
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC First-Person Confirmed
11. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC First-Person Confirmed Nov 4, 2014, 14:57 JediPunisher
 
Wow, now that looks like a next-gen game!
I guess I'm going to have to repurchase this one after all.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
18. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 3, 2014, 15:31 JediPunisher
 
Creston wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 20:27:
I don't see it happening, but to be honest, it'd be nice if it did, because I do seriously want to play Forza Horizons 2... I'm just not spending 400 bucks on a seriously underpowered piece of shit.

Forza Horizon 2 is great, even if it is locked to 30fps. I'm up to driver level 145 and I've only finished 25% of the races.

Faster memory doesn't do all that much. It doesn't negate that their GPU solution is roughly 40% less powerful than the PS4 one.

Well, developers blame the limited 32MB eSRAM cache and slow DDR3 for the difficulty in reaching 1080p/60fps. Either doubling the eSRAM or upgrading to DDR5 would solve the problem, although faster DDR is always better since it doesn't require programming tricks to utilize.

Yes, the console would still be underpowered, although by much less than the 40% PS4 fanboys like to quote.
The CPUs are both 8-core Jaguars, but the XB1's is 10% faster. The GPUs are basically the same, but the PS4 has 50% more CU/shaders, which is offset somewhat by the XB1's 6.6% faster GPU clock and reduced latency due to direct access to the GPU (bypassing some of the driver overhead). In other words, the extra shaders would allow better particle effects on the PS4 (e.g. thicker smoke, heavier rain, etc) but the XB1 would have the higher frame rate... that is, if it weren't hampered by the slow memory. BTW, the only reason we don't notice a difference in shader quality now is because 720p/900p has only 45%/70% of the pixels to shade versus a 1080p image.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
16. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 2, 2014, 18:21 JediPunisher
 
nin wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 16:12:
There's no way in hell MS is splitting the base.

But MicroSoft already split their user base when they released a flaccid XBone... many of them bought a PS4.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
14. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 2, 2014, 15:45 JediPunisher
 
Creston wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 15:22:
You can't have consoles with varying performance levels, because devs would just ignore the extra power and program for the lowest common denominator anyway.
Now if that were true, we'd have a lot of 720p PS4 games.
We're only talking about a bump in res and frame rate, which could be accomplished with a few simple tweaks to the existing hardware, such as swapping out the DDR3 in favor of much faster DDR5. That would really help level the playing field with the PS4.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
12. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 2, 2014, 15:11 JediPunisher
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 23:12:
XB1 owners would feel screwed over...
You mean, more than we already do? Remember, XB1 owners bought an inferior console with a useless/buggy Kinect at a $100 premium over PS4, only to have MS drop the Kinect and price a few months later.

Without a cheap or even free upgrade offer, I think this would be a PR disaster for Microsoft.
Yes, they would have to let current owners trade in their used XBones for a huge discount on any upgraded console.

The real question is does Microsoft want to win the console war or be benched for the rest of the decade? If they do, then instead of giving Xbox owners a reason to buy a PS4, they need to give PS4 owners a reason to buy an Xbox... such as a more powerful console or even backwards compatibility.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
7. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 1, 2014, 22:22 JediPunisher
 
Creston wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 18:21:
Of course, they can't create a more powerful one now because it would fracture their user base.
There would be no reason for a fractured user base... We're not talking different generations of consoles here, just a bump in res/fps. So, if someone playing a shooter on XB1 at 720p and/or 30fps feels disadvantaged against others with an XB1.1 at 1080p/60fps, then they are motivated to buy a new console which equals more cash for Microsoft.

They have some truly staggering fucking morons in charge of that division.
Uhm, did you forget the PC division that tried to cram a touch based tablet OS onto desktop PCs?
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
2. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 1, 2014, 15:00 JediPunisher
 
Microsoft could be working on a cheaper, slimmer Xbox One.

Who gives a crap how slim and trim it is? We're not going to be carrying it around with us.
What we really want is a big thick more powerful XBone capable of 1080p/60fps.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Dragon Age: Inquisition
12. Re: Gone Gold - Dragon Age: Inquisition Oct 31, 2014, 21:53 JediPunisher
 
Good news... DA3 is on schedule and just went gold.
Bad news... Due to time constraints, the game will reuse all of those repeating locations from Dragon Age 2.

Ok, bad joke... or so I hope.
 
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News Comments > Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players
17. Re: Next-Gen Grand Theft Auto V Bonuses for Returning Players Oct 28, 2014, 16:54 JediPunisher
 
I spent 151 hours to get 100% completion on my 360... which makes it hard for me to justify buying the game twice for improved graphics and so few hours of additional content. If only Rockstar had included the long rumored story-based DLC, or at least a voucher for it when it's ready, this would've been a must-buy for me.  
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
7. Re: Saturday Interviews Oct 11, 2014, 15:12 JediPunisher
 
"Working is like making love, if i do it by myself, it's just masturbation. I'd rather have the other cast around."
... I never knew Michael Ironside did porn.
 
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News Comments > The Crew Delayed
6. Re: The Crew Delayed Oct 7, 2014, 13:08 JediPunisher
 
I'll pass... Forza Horizon 2 more than satisfies my need for speed.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 30, 2014, 17:59 JediPunisher
 
So what's so good about it vs Windows 7?
Not so much... It might be best to wait another year for Windows 12.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 30, 2014, 17:04 JediPunisher
 
Windows 10 will be sooo much better than Windows 9.

 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Gameplay Video
32. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Gameplay Video Sep 18, 2014, 18:51 JediPunisher
 
Acleacius wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 17:08:
Several of you seem to be disappointed with Wasteland 2.

I'm only disappointed that I'll have to wait until some unspecified time in the future for my signed collector's edition. Just as well, since I've just started Divinity Original Sin (I had waited for the new companions patch).
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Gameplay Video
30. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Gameplay Video Sep 18, 2014, 15:41 JediPunisher
 
I'm very happy with the look and feel of this game... but it needs a transparency option for the text bubbles.  
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway
15. Re: Legend of Grimrock 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway Sep 17, 2014, 20:40 JediPunisher
 
The original Grimrock cost me $12 with the preorder discount. Given the number of hours I spent with it, I'd say it was underpriced.
At $24, the sequel is probably overpriced, but with the preorder discount, $20 seems fair to me... so I happily preordered it. Cool
 
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