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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin
8. Re: Steamship Ahoy - DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin Apr 3, 2015, 01:32 mag
 
Overon wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 18:04:
They are reselling the version of the game with DX11 graphics they promised in the initial release with some different item and enemy placement and more text descriptions. And the graphics especially the shadows and lighting are still not quite what they showed in 2013. Also with graphics mods like GEDOSATO, you largely get the "better graphics" already in the DX9 version. To show you how much they give a shit, they are splitting the community between the DX11 and the DX9 version because those are not multiplayer compatible. They are largely just reselling the game. Oh did I mention that the single player save games are also not compatible and you have to start a new character? You need a chart to keep track of what you get and how much the "upgrade" costs based on what you bought previously. Fuck em.

I do think this should be a free upgrade. But it's a bit more than a DX11 upgrade. It's a 64-bit build, DX11, the entire game is supposed to be full of tweaks to enemy placement and text and NPCs. The multiplayer isn't going to be compatible because this version is going to have six-player multiplayer and whatnot, like the next-gen console releases.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Patch Notes; Patch May Come Tomorrow
2. Re: Pillars of Eternity Patch Notes; Patch May Come Tomorrow Apr 2, 2015, 17:05 mag
 
That's pretty substantive for one week after release! They've been working hard.  
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News Comments > GOG.com Reclaim Your Game Program
12. Re: GOG.com Reclaim Your Game Program Apr 2, 2015, 15:56 mag
 
Damn, this is fantastic. GOG rocks.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 31, 2015, 15:47 mag
 
Bundy wrote on Mar 31, 2015, 14:40:
I'm a big board game guy. I have about 40 or 50 and we play a few of them every week. Eclipse was on my list until I saw it listed for $135. I got Terra Mystica instead. Fantastic game.

If you mean this Eclipse, it is an amazing game. So good. Can't recommend strongly enough.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
11. Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 29, 2015, 01:47 mag
 
Frijoles wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 23:32:
Stuttered here, quite a bit around the middle. Running on a GTX 980 with an i7 and 60 meg connection. No 4k monitor though. I'm wondering what systems are running this smoothly.

webm/vp9 in HTML5 is not going to be hardware accelerated (your GTX 980 doesn't come into it). It's fully unloaded onto the processor, which is why it runs poorly. Download it and run it in VCL and encode it in h264 and it'll run fine.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Pricing & Specs
9. Re: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Pricing & Specs Mar 28, 2015, 14:13 mag
 
garrywong wrote on Mar 28, 2015, 12:25:
Do we have any screenshots of the improved graphics, yet?
I haven't bought any DLCs for the game yet, so I might be interested in this if it includes all DLC plus the graphics.

It includes all of the DLC plus graphics upgrades. Scholar of the First Sin is essentially the GotY edition+upgrades. I wouldn't expect much from the improved graphics, though.

The bigger enhancements are going to be things like altered enemy placements, changed bosses, some extra content, additional multiplayer capabilities.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Pricing & Specs
1. Re: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Pricing & Specs Mar 28, 2015, 10:31 mag
 
DS2: Scholars includes the DLC, so it makes sense that it would cost less if you already own the game and the DLC.  
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News Comments > Singularity Revival Teased
2. Re: Singularity Revival Teased Mar 23, 2015, 19:06 mag
 
Come on Raven, bring back the Heretic series!  
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Mar 12, 2015, 16:32 mag
 
Derek Smart, DEREK SMART, DEREK SMART!  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Mar 8, 2015, 23:19 mag
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 8, 2015, 16:41:
Cool Steam Gauge article. Click a few pages, Binding of Isaac is pretty high on the list. Very happy for them. Killed CoD!!!!!

Kinda feel like their numbers for the F2P games must be completely broken, though. I've never even heard of most of the games they list.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
9. Re: Evening Safety Dance Mar 7, 2015, 01:41 mag
 
I never really understood why uTorrent took off the way it did. I've always used Deluge, though lately I've been using Transmission.  
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News Comments > Ashes of the Singularity Announced
8. Re: Ashes of the Singularity Announced Mar 6, 2015, 02:50 mag
 
ViRGE wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 19:29:
NKD wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 10:31:
Looks Supreme Commanderish. With any luck it'll be at least half the game that was.
Saw it in person. It looks very SupComish. They're even doing full LoS checking and ballistics. Which is great, because I loved SupCom.

siapnar wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 10:09:
For me, this looks like a chaotic micromanaging nightmare. But I'm sure other people better at RTS will appreciate this game
The game will feature meta-units to cut down on the micro. Assign a bunch of units to a meta, and then order around the fewer metas. All of the units within a meta will work together and take up appropriate positions to achieve that goal (arty will automatically go to the rear, etc).

Awesome. Got a huge SupCom vibe from the screenshots, and I am all for getting something new in the same lines. If they can really streamline the micro even better, I'm excited.
 
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News Comments > Steam Machines in November
24. Re: Steam Machines in November Mar 6, 2015, 02:40 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 02:18:
Redmask wrote on Mar 6, 2015, 00:43:

Specs on the entry level machine looks fine for living room play. I'm interested but will need to hear hands on accounts from people.

Yeah, the hardware and prices don't bother me. It's how stable Steam OS is and the Linux ports of all those games.

I haven't done anything craaaazy with it since I have a desktop to do most of my gaming, but I just bought a laptop with a 970M and installed Arch Linux and Steam. I fooled around with a bunch of games like Bastion and Braid and TF2 and everything has worked just perfectly so far. Pretty impressed with how smooth it is.

I'm sure there are bugs, but for casual use it seems to be about there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2015, 19:43 mag
 
shihonage wrote on Mar 3, 2015, 06:39:
Sonic welcomes being regulated as a common carrier. Too bad about the trojan "general conduct" horse in the bill which destroys freedom of speech on the Internet.

"The Internet is the most powerful and pervasive platform on the planet. It is simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the field." - Tom Wheeler, FCC chairman

"It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed." - Vladimir Lenin

1) There's no bill. It's not legislation. It's just the FCC deciding how it's going to use the powers it already has.

2) The 'general conduct' thing has absolutely nothing to do with the content and/or people being served, and so has absolutely nothing to do with free speech. It's (an apparently unfortunately vague) set of rules that outline what sorts of traffic shaping and the like are permissible.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Mar 2, 2015, 21:26 mag
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 21:17:
The Retcon strikes again! I am looking forward to Blomkamp's take on the Aliens universe... he could make something really amazing.

Or be utterly hamstrung by various corporate entities, we'll see.

Biehn has got to be pretty old and leathery by now, I assume he'll be in a less action-oriented role if included at all.

Or be hamstrung by... whatever caused this.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
11. Re: GOG introduced DRM to its shop Mar 1, 2015, 12:58 mag
 
El Pit wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 05:13:
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 01:07:
El Pit wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 00:23:
GOG has now fallen to censorship. With the introduction of the German website, they also introduced a geolock. Some games are no longer available for German GOG customers. Way to go, GOG! This cherry has officially been popped. So, thanks GOG, it's been nice. Don't call me, I will call you.

Wow, really? That's really disappointing...


Yes, it's unfortunately true. So, GOG games are still DRM free, but the shop is no longer. Geo-lock is the beginning of the end. Further down the road, expect them to turn into just another online games platform (JAOGP instead of GOG). G2A must be quite happy about that!

GOG wrote:
Two games from our catalog had to be made unavailable in Germany: Commandos Ammo Pack and Commandos 2+3. Offering or promoting these games is considered a serious criminal offence according to German law, and we have to abide by this law to avoid the risk of serious legal action taken against GOG.com and GOG.com employees.

What do you guys want them to do? They're not a band of law-flouting activists; they're a company.
 
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News Comments > DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin Trailer
8. Re: DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin Trailer Feb 28, 2015, 16:05 mag
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 14:23:
Overon wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 10:10:
This is a trailer?

Yeah right? And to be honest it looks hideous. For those that bag on games gfx that look quite a bit better than whatever that is being shown.

That's probably the ugliest part of the game. The DS2 engine doesn't do foliage very well... parts of it look very nice. It is definitely not a graphics whore's game, though.
 
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News Comments > DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin Trailer
7. Re: DARK SOULS II: Scholar of the First Sin Trailer Feb 28, 2015, 16:03 mag
 
Dagnamit wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 10:49:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 20:00:
Other than the six or more months of beta testing and the first six months of WoW just after release... no other game has given me so many hours of enjoyment. Between the PS3 and the PC version I must have between five and six hundred hours of play. And I almost hate myself for it but I'm even thinking about buying the PS4 version just because I love the game so much.

I just hope that Bloodbourne is as good as the previous three Souls games. If so I am thinking about reducing my purchases for the remainder of this year. I've bought so many games on Steam which mostly go unplayed after I sample them and quickly get bored with them. After you've played a game with this type of atmosphere and tension it is hard to find other games that can compete with it.

I'm just waiting to hear something concrete about the PS4 and PC releases. I would hope they would offer a cheap PS4 upgrade if you insert your PS3 disc and a free upgrade if you already own it and the DLC on the PC. So far I'm not hearing what I want to...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=cg3vnui8OyQ

To rip-off another internet poster, I will say that I bounced off the first Dark Souls so hard it left a me shaped hole in the wall behind my computer chair. I've tried to play it half a dozen times and found myself flinging the controller aside in a rage. The controls just feel broken to me.

I really want to like these games, because I LIKE bashing my head against difficulty and atmosphere is my serious jam. Is Dark Souls II any less... broken feeling or am I going to hate it as much as the first one?

My personal opinion (and this is with 500 hours in DS1 and maybe 150-200 in DS2) is that DS2's controls feel broken, sluggish, unresponsive, and floaty in comparison to DS1's.

The basics are identical, though, so if you didn't like the control scheme at all you're definitely not going to like it.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
2. Re: Saturday Consolidation Feb 28, 2015, 15:36 mag
 
panbient wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 14:40:
Recognize guitar / music games for the niche they are. The people who like them will support them.

Having said that, I don't think the industry should bother with a new generation of plastic pseudo-instruments. Go the Rocksmith route and let the players buy their own gear and provide a custom interface. That way when people come over, they won't see a bunch of plastic 'toys' cluttering your living room, they'll just see musical instruments.

Rocksmith is pretty awesome. I'd love to get more of a full Rockband thing going with it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Feb 23, 2015, 19:33 mag
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 15:55:
How come there's never been a "gamer" distro? There were people working on Ubuntu to make things point click friendly and the Wine people working on stopgaps, but why hasn't anyone gone whole hog?


Putting together and maintaining a distribution is a lot of work. That said:

http://play-linux.com/

But seriously. Steam ought to work out-of-the-box on Ubuntu, the nvidia/ATI drivers should be cake to install, and Ubuntu's the distro that all of the GOG Linux games are going to be tested on first. Not sure what else you want.

Also Crossover Linux for people that put some extra effort into gaming under Wine.
 
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