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Nickname Jedi Master
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Signed On Aug 28, 2002, 20:56
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News Comments > DirectX 12 Announced
11. Re: DirectX 12 Announced Mar 20, 2014, 19:56 Jedi Master
 
You seem to be confusing Direct3D with DirectX. OpenGL can't do sound or input.

As for OpenGL, as it's older than D3D, it's interesting that it's not in wider use. Why might that be? I was playing more games in OGL in the 90s than now.
 
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News Comments > NASCAR '14 Pre-Purchases
11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2014, 18:22 Jedi Master
 
It always baffles me how many people seem to think that racing is about a driver beating a track. If that was the case, it would just be whoever lapped the best time and they'd be done with it.
The inclusion of right turns along with left hardly makes some big difference in the competition, it's a detail. Of course, if you look at many other racing disciplines they MOSTLY turn right, with a few lefts thrown in. I'm not sure why turning LEFT is seen as so miserable.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 2, 2013, 16:50 Jedi Master
 
Good old Stomped, I miss that place too.  
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News Comments > Thief Dropping XP System
17. Re: Thief Dropping XP System Oct 17, 2013, 12:20 Jedi Master
 
Dark Forces is available pretty cheap. Got it on a Steam Sale a couple of years back in a big SW pack along with Jedi Knight:DF2, Mysteries of the Sith, JK2: Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy, and maybe some others.

I just finished replaying it a few months ago. The graphics are so low-res as to be an impediment at times (is that an enemy, a wall, or a painted backdrop??) but other than that it's still quite good.

Why can't Disney have EA remake that using the Frostbite engine? Same missions, same story, same levels, just make it look 20 years newer.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs & Assassin's Creed 4 Require 64-Bit OSes?
3. Re: Watch Dogs & Assassin's Creed 4 Require 64-Bit OSes? Oct 3, 2013, 10:36 Jedi Master
 
New console games will all be 64-bit, so they're not going to want to waste time porting to 32.

32-bit is dead.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 3 Developer List Found
19. Re: Half-Life 3 Developer List Found Oct 2, 2013, 12:23 Jedi Master
 
Sho wrote on Oct 2, 2013, 10:22:
It's satire actually, not actually from Newell :). But it's spot-on, I don't get why everyone is screaming for a quickly developed sequel instead of something special.

Yes, it's only been 6 years since HL2 Ep 2, surely they couldn't possibly make a decent FPS in that time frame. After all, they've only released Portal 2, L4D, L4D2, Alien Swarm, and about 347 TF2 updates in that time.

My guess is on HL2's 10th anniversary...we'll get an announcement that HL3 is only 5 years out!
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Boxed Edition Possible
5. Re: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Boxed Edition Possible Sep 9, 2013, 11:14 Jedi Master
 
Excuse me while I rip this out.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Total War: ROME II
12. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Total War: ROME II Sep 3, 2013, 12:59 Jedi Master
 
Check out PC Gamer's review for one. They touched on various things that are not in Shogun 2 or previous titles.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Level Caps Explained
5. Re: Borderlands 2 Level Caps Explained Aug 30, 2013, 11:37 Jedi Master
 
LOL, the one guy I play with that I DO trust still will do that to me.

And the worst part is he'll go and sell the stuff that's not better than what he already has. On occasion he'll offer to give me his "2nd best" gun...ie he's got a lvl 30 corrosive sniper rifle, so I can have his level 27 one, but I already have a level 28 that's slightly better than his 27.

I also wish that loot was shared like money and ammo. Make it a server-side setting so people don't HAVE to play with it on, but at least let everyone have access to the same stuff if they want.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Level Caps Explained
1. Re: Borderlands 2 Level Caps Explained Aug 30, 2013, 09:48 Jedi Master
 
Balanced for 4 players. Wonderful.

What about those of us that usually play with just 2? Why is Gearbox apparently unable to scale difficulty by player count properly?

To date, despite having over 300 hrs in BL2 I've NEVER beaten any raid boss but the Warrior. Why? With 2 players only, and the game geared not to give out the good stuff if you only play with 2, you NEVER are strong enough.

I don't have a single legendary item like Conference Call or the Bee or the Infinity pistol. Over 300 hrs, and never seen one.

I don't know 2 other people to play BL2 with that are available when I can play. I don't know ONE. I don't play with random people.

So I'm doomed by their decision to INSIST on 4 players to never be able to beat pretty much any boss. I think we might have beaten Pyro Pete once or Hyperion once, but they dropped I think a single orange item that was only mildly interesting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 29, 2013, 16:17 Jedi Master
 
I have to take issue with the statement:

"This second "audiophile master" mix is the latest salvo against the overbearing loudness of pop music today, and, according to the band, it's the first time that anyone has mastered the same album twice for different audiences."

Uh, no. Maybe recently ok, fine. However, I and many other people have the Beatles' CD sets in both mono and stereo, and in 90% of the songs the mixes are different. I also bought the deluxe RAM album last year that likewise has a unique mono mix. There were many other albums made in the 60s when stereo was gaining traction but mono still had a massive installed presence (think DVD/BD today) that required 2 releases...and if you just "folded" your stereo mix to mono it often sounded inferior, which further put the nail in mono's coffin. However, if you listen to native mono mixes, they rival and can at times surpass the stereo ones.

So while perhaps two different mixes for volume/clipping/distortion is new, the idea of making two separate ones for two separate audiences dawns back to the era of Beatlemania. I dare anyone to listen to the mono mix of Sgt Pepper and not pronounce it clearly, albeit only slightly, superior.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 DLC Next Week; GotY Edition Planned?
15. Re: Borderlands 2 DLC Next Week; GotY Edition Planned? Aug 27, 2013, 16:33 Jedi Master
 
I'm sorry, you're using an argument that you're backing up with facts.

This has no place on the internet, or in modern society for that matter. Just make unsupported statements and defend them as if they were the Word of God.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Coming to Windows
5. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Coming to Windows Aug 20, 2013, 09:57 Jedi Master
 
I think they wait to announce it, so they can release it later, and use the "late start" as the excuse for why it comes out later. Even though we all know it was planned this way from the start so the PC sales won't cannibalize the console sales at all.  
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News Comments > Thief in February
32. Re: Thief in February Aug 16, 2013, 21:50 Jedi Master
 
I think every game should be on Steam, and when it's ONLY on Origin or something that irritates me. However, I have no issues with a game that's on Steam AND elsewhere. I couldn't care less if you could play it with a disc check, a simple online activation, Steam, or sticking your finger in the USB port the whole time, I just want it the easiest way for me.

If someone else doesn't want to use Steam, I don't care!
 
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News Comments > Thief in February
7. Re: Thief in February Aug 16, 2013, 10:44 Jedi Master
 
I don't know, I thought the Hammers' stuff was fairly steampunky. Especially the steam-powered robots in Thief 2!  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches
14. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches Aug 14, 2013, 12:50 Jedi Master
 
Dishonored is a shooter, not an RPG. Do not compare to it Elder Scrolls games or Fallout just because it's played from first person. That's like saying you can compare GT5 and Mario Kart because they both have you driving a car.

Dishonored is more properly compared to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Bioshock, Thief, or the old Jedi Knight series. It's built on the Unreal engine, so you won't have any wide open areas. You have a few linear, albeit perhaps contradictory goals(since you can't kill a guy and let him live), but you're free to accomplish them as you want. You can shoot him, knife him, drop him from a balcony, ignore him, knock him out, frame him, whatever.

There are linear corridor shooters where your only choice is which guy to shoot first and if you use a pistol or a grenade and every movement is scripted...that is not Dishonored.

The story was indeed a bit simple, but complex does not always equal good.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 12, 2013, 09:46 Jedi Master
 
I'm using the 320.18s with my 570, and other than a problem in Borderlands 2 with CTDs if I set PhysX higher than "low" I'd not noticed any trouble. Never got around to loading the .49's, glad I didn't. I had thought about reverting to the 314's for the BL2 issue, but PhysX on "low" is good enough.  
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News Comments > Arma 3 Next Month
21. Re: Arma 3 Next Month Aug 8, 2013, 12:58 Jedi Master
 
Not sure why, as previous campaigns have had coop, well some of them anyway.

The new Arma uses steamworks so you can use the Workshop to get mods and that should help keep people on the same versions. Well, aside from those who refuse to use it of course!

Also, the island in the Alpha/Beta is the SMALL island. The full release gets the 2nd larger island. Hopefully it will finally be large enough to use a jet over without running out of room in 60 seconds.
 
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News Comments > id: RAGE "Not Dead"
41. Re: id: RAGE Aug 4, 2013, 23:11 Jedi Master
 
It's not dead, it's restin'. The Rage franchise prefers kippin' on its back.
It's pinin' for the fjords, you know. Beautiful textures!
 
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Preorders
11. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Preorders Jul 29, 2013, 11:15 Jedi Master
 
Uh, you have to buy ALL of those planes to fly them. It's not free to play.

If you're complaining that the FW isn't one of the base aircraft, well they were picking one fighter for each side and the 109 won. It WAS far more significant to the Luftwaffe than the 190 by sheer numbers alone. One bomber and one ground attack plane round it out.

As for money grubbing, Cliffs of Dover sold so poorly they almost cancelled the series. Simply truth of flight sims: At a flat $50 a copy, not enough people are buying them to recover their costs. So they need to charge more to the people that are buying...or they don't do it at all. Your choice.

Also realize that flight sims like Red Baron cost $50-$60 in 1990! This is 2013, and running the old inflation index calculator will show you that is $89.33 today...or what they're charging for the Premium Edition.
 
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