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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
90. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 27, 2015, 15:56 SpectralMeat
 
Some new screenshots on PCgamer. Man this game looks so good, hope it will run well.  
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1082. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 27, 2015, 11:19 SpectralMeat
 
The new HUD looks pretty sweet!
Also finally we'll have external camera. It's about time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
42. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 27, 2015, 06:24 SpectralMeat
 
Rome 2 is running around 30fps in 1080p most things on high or medium. Men of War 2 is another one that is struggling on my pc, and of course Star Citizen too but that is still in alpha so I am not too worried about it as of yet.
There are other games like Wreckfest for example I have to juggle with the settings to make it run smooth, Crysis is another game that doesn't want to run well for me, but you are right most games are just fine.
I'll be curious to see how GTA5, Witcher, and most newer games will run on my pc.
The next gen consoles may be weak hardware wise but it'll all comes down to how well the games are optimized for the pc when the devs ported them.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
39. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 20:20 SpectralMeat
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 16:27:
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 14:27:
ForgedReality wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 14:13:
I built a PC (over the PS4 and XB1) because it's far cheaper in the long run and I preferred the games and the far superior and precise control setup. Being more powerful and able to handle higher resolutions in every single game, as well as being able to play games from all the way back in the 80s is just a bonus.
It depends on your preference really where do you want to game, but I disagree with your cheaper on the long run comment.
It is not cheaper to game on the pc, especially not on long run.
I much prefer my PC for gaming to the console also (except some local coop games that are just better to be played on the console in front of the tv) when you add up you total spending of hardware and software combined after 7 years I don't think you come out cheaper on the PC.

I feel it is cheaper at the very least when one factors in all the other things you are doing on it as well. Consoles are costly upfront, the periphs etc. The games in general imo if you can wait even just a little are quite a bit cheaper on the PC. Now mobile gaming is even cheaper! Lol

Every 3 years a new VC. Every 6 a new MB/proc and ram? You know it would be more expensive if Intel and NVidia would give me more a reason to upgrade faster. I'm up for it, but as it stands now, you can let the HW age some and still have solid results. There are people claiming even older HW holding up well today.
I like your 3/6 year upgrade intervals. If only I could do it. I got my video card 1.5 yrs ago(GTX760) and for the most part it is still fine but some games like Rome 2 I wish I've had a GTX970 to crank everything to the max.
If SC comes out before the 3rd year is up on my video card I think I am going to break down and get a new card.
the rest of my pic seems fine even though it is about 4-5 hrs old. The i5-2500k and 12gigs of ram seems to be more than adequate for today's games.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Modding Diary
13. Re: Cities: Skylines Modding Diary Feb 26, 2015, 16:04 SpectralMeat
 
I did watch those Creston, thanks for the link though.
Check this one out too if you haven't already.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1073. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 15:53 SpectralMeat
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 15:47:
Thanks Spectral, I knew about the trading site, but Vall seemed to indicate he found his own and I was just wondering how he goes about doing that...
Yeah but Vall is a hacker so
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1071. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 15:42 SpectralMeat
 
I usually go to the system that the mission asks me to go to and sit at the nav point or if there is a resource collection site/ asteroid field I camp out there and shoot everyone that is wanted.
Note not every wanted ship is an "acceptable" pirate for your mission.
I ones had to kill like 10 wanted ships to trigger the 3 pirate kills for the mission.
If there are not pirates or the nav point dries up I enter into super cruise immediately turn around and everything resets and the nav point is full of enemies again.

As for trade runs I use this website to find good trade runs: http://www.elitetradingtool.co.uk/

Hope this helps
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
30. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 15:14 SpectralMeat
 
Verno wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 15:09:
I've always had at least one console and my gaming PCs, the costs usually even out in my experience.
Yeah that is kind of my point. Neither of them is cheaper really, it's just pc gamers usually keep on upgrading especially if a game comes along that just makes you want to crank everything to the max.
For instance I am pretty sure Witcher 3 and Star Citizen are both going to be games people will be happily upgrade their PCs for.
I know I will
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
26. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 15:04 SpectralMeat
 
ForgedReality wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 14:55:
The games on console are like $70, and then when you buy the next console, you lose all those old games and have to replenish your whole library again. You can't keep using the same console to play newer games like you can with a PC. You don't have to pay to play online like you do with services like XBL. You're gonna have a computer anyway. Why not making a gaming PC?
Like I said you have better experience on the PC and much more options but I think if you sit down and crunch the numbers you'll be spending more on your pc.
Games do cost $10 more on the consoles, I don't want to get into the whole buying games on sale stuff because you can buy used games for the console or even new ones off craig's list or whatever, so in general if you add $10 to the pc game prices you get an average.

The problem is the hardware upgrades for the pc. If you look at a 7 years life span for a console you don't have to upgrade the hardware at all. Within 7 years I usually go through a few video cards to keep the PC Master Race status

Either way, I don't want to get into the whole pc vs console debate because I think both pc and console gaming has it's pros and cons. It's all about preference at the end of the day imo, because looking at cost you really not much better off whichever platform you choose.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
22. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 14:27 SpectralMeat
 
ForgedReality wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 14:13:
I built a PC (over the PS4 and XB1) because it's far cheaper in the long run and I preferred the games and the far superior and precise control setup. Being more powerful and able to handle higher resolutions in every single game, as well as being able to play games from all the way back in the 80s is just a bonus.
It depends on your preference really where do you want to game, but I disagree with your cheaper on the long run comment.
It is not cheaper to game on the pc, especially not on long run.
I much prefer my PC for gaming to the console also (except some local coop games that are just better to be played on the console in front of the tv) when you add up you total spending of hardware and software combined after 7 years I don't think you come out cheaper on the PC.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Zero Punctuation Feb 26, 2015, 12:52 SpectralMeat
 
Evolve is going to go down the same path Titanfall did, in a month or so noone will remember this game even existed.
Just looking at the Steam stats page max players

1,142,658 Dota 2
388,910 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
65,095 Team Fortress 2
65,248 Football Manager 2015
37,464 Garry's Mod
37,105 Sid Meier's Civilization V
33,978 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

6,674 Evolve
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Modding Diary
9. Re: Cities: Skylines Modding Diary Feb 26, 2015, 12:01 SpectralMeat
 
Creston wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 11:50:
I'll put up some thoughts after I've played it. I'm pretty excited.
Thanks
I am looking forward to hear your thoughts on this. I mean after all you got me hooked on ETS2
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
14. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 11:41 SpectralMeat
 
I don't know I kind of lost faith in Android devs. Maybe it's not their fault, but the tablet apps are just not very well optimized, and some are not even available on tablets.
Like my bank's app is available on my phone but not on the tablet.
I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S with an octa core cpu so I don't think it is the issue with how powerful the tablet is.
Even some games when you compare them to the much less powerful iPad they run much better on the Apple devices than on Android.

By the way I personally have never heard anyone actually owning an Nvidia tablet, which is why I was curious how well it does.
Nvidia mobile division makes chips for a tons of tablets and phones so of course they are doing well. The new Tegra X1 is in the recently released Nexus 9 for example

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 10:46 SpectralMeat
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 10:34:
Now with this news, to be anything more than a yawn, it has to have some real power, like as good or better than the Bone and 4, if so, that is somewhat interesting.
Mehh even that what developer is going to invest money and resources to develop for a new console these days?
Isn't that what happened to that android console that was supposed to kill the xbox and playstation?
We'll see what Nvidia comes up with but I doubt it will be anything revolutionary ground breaking, that will change the gaming landscapes forevahh!!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 26, 2015, 10:26 SpectralMeat
 
I wonder how well their gaming tablet the shield is doing.  
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Modding Diary
6. Re: Cities: Skylines Modding Diary Feb 26, 2015, 09:13 SpectralMeat
 
I've had this preordered from GMG but ended up canceling it. After watching dev interviews and gameplay videos, I decided to wait for reviews and player feedback.
I'll pick it up later if it's good.
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous
1068. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Elite: Dangerous Feb 26, 2015, 08:01 SpectralMeat
 
Vall Forran wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 01:31:
Lol, I got interdicted by an eagle. My turret lasers shot his shields off. Then, for fun, I launched a torpedo at him. He died instantly. 100% to zero. Cost me $15k to reload. Kind of worth it, though.

Sorry, for context, I'm in a t9.
It wasn't a human player I assume
 
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News Comments > Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection
32. Re: Spaceship Ahoy - Homeworld Remastered Collection Feb 26, 2015, 06:29 SpectralMeat
 
I am about 5 missions in and love the game so far. I did restart some missions due to heavy losses, but that is to be expected.
Having a bit of a trouble with the grouping of the units, and adding units to my control groups as the battle goes on.
Formation is also a bit weird, I end up braking formation just so my smaller ships would engage sooner in missions where my harvesters are getting shot at.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
5. Re: Hardware Reviews Feb 25, 2015, 14:47 SpectralMeat
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 14:33:
G930 cuz wireless FTMFW!!!11 Walking to the fridge to grab a drink w/o the need to put down the headset = priceless!
I got a TrackIR which is wired so I wouldn't be able to do that anyways, but that sounds pretty awesome anyways
 
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
78. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 25, 2015, 13:41 SpectralMeat
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 13:36:
Thanks, guys. Thanks for making PC gamers look like console-wielding, pants-full-of-shit, pacifier-sucking assholes.

 
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