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Nickname ChaosEngine
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Signed On Oct 29, 2002, 05:09
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News Comments > METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN Trailer
5. Re: METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN Trailer Jun 15, 2015, 22:36 ChaosEngine
 
Good to see the series is maintaining its standard of being written and directed by a 13 year old boy who thinks they're a lot smarter than they actually are.

"Look at all this deep philosophical musings. Isn't your mind totally blown by my incredibly high concepts? Also... boobs!"

As Yahtzee put it, it's a series "in dire need of an editor".
 
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Hatred
2. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Hatred Jun 1, 2015, 20:03 ChaosEngine
 
Bundy wrote on Jun 1, 2015, 19:54:
And cue Jack Thompson!
Jack Thompson isn't required. So far the reviews have indicated this game is crap enough to fail all by itself.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift in Q1 2016
66. Re: Oculus Rift in Q1 2016 May 6, 2015, 19:15 ChaosEngine
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on May 6, 2015, 19:09:
I wear glasses. Where do these devices put me? Are they good enough to go comfortably over glasses or would I just have to sit there with eyestrain? That is the deal-breaker for me.

Obviously, I can't speak for the final version, but when I tried DK2 my friend with glasses was fine with it.

As for using it in FPS, it's ok, but the disconnect between physically sitting and virtually running is even more apparent in VR.

Where VR utterly wins is in racing games and space sims. Elite : Dangerous is a pretty good game that needs some work. Elite with an oculus is a goddamn space tourism simulator and it is Fucking Awesome, especially once you pair it with a HOTAS.


 
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News Comments > Gearbox on Homeworld: Cataclysm
21. Re: Gearbox on Homeworld: Cataclysm Feb 4, 2015, 15:40 ChaosEngine
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 3, 2015, 21:58:
I already whinge when they ask for any price considering that I own both HW1 and HW2 already, why pay for a SLIGHTLY upgraded graphics in the SAME missions? I wanted Homeworld 3 when it comes down to it, not some silly remakes. But the dev I don't want HW3 from is most definitely Gearbox

Then don't buy it. But don't pretend that remaking Cataclysm is anything other than a massive task.

Kristian Joensen wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 06:37:
ChaosEngine wrote on Feb 3, 2015, 21:03:

Apparently, it will have mod support.

Got a source for that? I have a hard time beleiving Gearbox would allow mod support on any of their games.

yep.
http://youtu.be/KRtqy0CGur4?t=8m57s

It's apparently going to be on the steam workshop.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox on Homeworld: Cataclysm
10. Re: Gearbox on Homeworld: Cataclysm Feb 3, 2015, 21:03 ChaosEngine
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 3, 2015, 18:24:
Oh please, if they really wanted they could just literally remake it. They already have working Homeworld 1 in their fancy engine, and Cataclysm just expanded on that anyway.

Remaking a game without the source is a significantly more difficult undertaking than updating an existing game with a new engine. Do you know exactly what the speed, turn rates, damage, fire rates, AI behaviours of the beast are? Neither do Gearbox.

So yeah, they could remake it, but it would be a big job and then people like you would just whinge when they charged full price for it.

EricFate wrote on Feb 3, 2015, 20:27:
All they need to do is include hooks for modding tools. Sooner or later, someone will get around to making a working version of Cataclysm.

Apparently, it will have mod support.
 
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News Comments > Sell Items for Non-Valve Games on Steam Workshop
6. Re: Sell Items for Non-Valve Games on Steam Workshop Jan 28, 2015, 22:44 ChaosEngine
 
Alamar wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 20:47:
Reminds me of when Apple announced years back they had paid out 100 million or so to app devs...

Assuming Valve takes the usual 30%, and round it slightly to 33%, that means they've made 25 million 'free' dollars just for hosting that transaction...

Where does all their money go, if not (many) new features, or games...

Your math offends me. Please explain where you get 25 million dollars as either 30% or 33% of $50mil?

As to where the money goes, Steam doesn't host itself you know. The data centre costs aren't cheap. Plus each item has to go through a submission process. Most items probably never recoup the costs of that process.

Finally, they're a company, and they like this thing we call profit. Valve are not in any way obligated to reinvest all their money back into games.


Anyway, it sounds like Homeworld is going to participate in this... can't wait.

Cutter wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 22:04:
How about allowing people to sell their used games ya pricks?

On what planet is a digital copy of a game in any way "used"? It just makes no sense at all.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld Remastered Collection Next Month
44. Re: Homeworld Remastered Collection Next Month Jan 26, 2015, 17:06 ChaosEngine
 
Ladron3dfx wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 13:57:
No GOG.com, no sale.

No DRM Free, no sale.

Cool story bro. Have fun not playing the game.
Also, 2005 called and apparently they still gave a shit about steam drm.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 26, 2015, 17:00 ChaosEngine
 
"Samsung to be the main processor supplier for Apple's next iPhone"

Slightly misleading headline from IBN there. Samsung are going to fabricate the processor in the next iphone (maybe), but the chip itself will almost certainly be an Apple chip, most likely an "A9".
 
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News Comments > D.I.C.E. Award Nominees
21. colin.grealy@gmail.com Jan 14, 2015, 23:05 ChaosEngine
 
Flatline wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 17:38:
(err... that's not a spoiler right? It's on the goddamn box)

Box?? WTF is this "box" of which you speak? Sounds like some kind of filthy console peasant thing....

:p
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Oct 12, 2014, 17:23 ChaosEngine
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 12, 2014, 15:50:
Someone TLDR ... it's Gamasutra...

Ps.: I don't get how Internet threats can drive you from your house.. seriously. Who the fuck cares about some nutjobs on the internet? I mean we all know they exist..but leaving my house, and my computer over that? Haha... never. Whoever comes to me better be armed and armored.

Then again, I have an actual functional 1h broadsword next to my bed.... makes you sleep very well at night. And also metal shutters and a door that is metal reinforced, reinforced grating over the cellar windows and locks in every single window. Whoever lived here before me was way more paranoid than me....

Nobody and nothing could make me move out my home with threats.

Did you read the threats? They're pretty horrific, and they also include the victims home address.

Pretty easy to act the internet tough guy when it's not you that's being threatened.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
25. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 16, 2014, 23:16 ChaosEngine
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 19:59:
ChaosEngine wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 19:51:
It's not even like shitty pop music where you have it shoved down your throat.

Unless it's U2!

Lol, wp! point taken there... that was a stupid and annoying move
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
20. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 16, 2014, 19:51 ChaosEngine
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 16, 2014, 10:48:
"iPhone 6 Breaks Pre-Order Record" in other news... "Kool-aid sales at an all time high"

Until Samsung releases the S6 and suddenly pre-order numbers are a sign of how awesome the phone is....

FFS, who cares? If you don't want to buy an iPhone, then don't. No-one is forcing you to, but plenty of people obviously like them.

It's not even like shitty pop music where you have it shoved down your throat.
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation Specs
11. Re: Alien Isolation Specs Sep 10, 2014, 23:52 ChaosEngine
 
Icewind wrote on Sep 10, 2014, 22:38:
35GB. Wow. I guess the days of sub 20GB installs are gone. I easily meet the recommended requirements, but with a 250GB HD that only has 65GB left on a good day, I'm really going to have to invest in more storage.

I really hate to, but it's getting annoying having to uninstall 2-3 of my favorite games to make room for a new one that may or may not suck.

You can get a 1TB hard drive for about the same cost as the game these days!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
24. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 21:53 ChaosEngine
 
Loopy wrote on Jul 23, 2014, 21:43:
It really, really is. You may be able to build a respectable unit for not-a-million-pounds, but then you have the monitor, the keyboard and whatever else. Yes, you have to buy a TV to play console games on, but if you donít already own one youíre probably either over 90 years old or youíre some kind of book-reading Luddite (and thatís the worst kind of Luddite).

I'm neither 90 nor do I consider myself a Luddite. Should I take the average? A 45 year-old that just reads books???

The thing I find hilarious is people who complain about spending a few hundred bucks on a PC, but then brag about how they have a 60 inch tv. What is the point of spending all that money on a massive tv when you're going to plug a games machine into it that can't even do 1080p?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed Jul 23, 2014, 20:17 ChaosEngine
 
Honestly, I just laughed.

Sure, whatever you need to tell yourself to justify how you got ripped off buying the latest "shittier-version-of-a-pc" from sony or ms.

Meanwhile, I'll be over here gaming at 1440p. And oh look, I didn't have to throw out all my old games.
 
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News Comments > Free to Play - Dota 2 Documentary Released
9. Re: Free to Play - Dota 2 Documentary Released Mar 19, 2014, 17:54 ChaosEngine
 
dubfanatic wrote on Mar 19, 2014, 17:22:
I have seen some pretty damn boring documentaries in my day. I anticipate this will be right up there with them.

So why the fuck would you watch it, then? Clearly, we are dealing with a real intellect here.
 
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News Comments > Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio
39. Re: Titanfall 48GB Install is 35GB of Audio Mar 11, 2014, 23:56 ChaosEngine
 
Ah, I love these forums. So much heat, so little light.

Yes, the game is 48gb on disk. But the download is less than half that size ~20GB).

But hey, don't let facts stop you ranting to your hearts content.

 
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News Comments > Titanfall Beta Requires 64-Bit OS
1. Re: Titanfall Beta Requires 64-Bit OS Feb 4, 2014, 19:09 ChaosEngine
 
To the surprise of absolutely no-one...  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released
75. Re: Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released Feb 2, 2014, 17:17 ChaosEngine
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 16:28:
Dude, one more time: EA has purportedly received US$ 8 million from AMD for implementing Mantle support. They did not do this because they thought it would be cool to do or because they care about gamers. They did this for the $$$.

Utterly irrelevant. It doesn't matter why EA did it, it matters that all future EA games will have Mantle support. Unless you're going to argue that EA games are a tiny piece of the market? Regardless of how you feel about EA (not a fan, myself) the fact is that they produce a big percentage of the most commercially successful games out there.

CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 16:28:
We all know how much the big publishers care for and love their PC ports, right? What makes you think that anyone -without being handed similar bribes- will voluntarily support Mantle? That won't happen. What might happen is that MS and Sony will specifically start bribing devs to NOT support Mantle on the PC version as they already do when it comes to keeping the quality of PC ports on the lower end of the spectrum.

Did you not understand the bit about AMD chips being in both the XB One and PS4? I don't know if you have any business experience, but as a rule companies do not generally bribe people to make their own products look worse. The quality of PC ports simply isn't relevant to the discussion.

AMD are clearly going to push Mantle onto the consoles (they've already said as much).

CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 30, 2014, 16:28:
Mantle is going to be a total niche that will only be supported by games where AMD coughed up a bribe (like BF4) or by indie/KS developers who want to support Mantle to attract some extra attention to their games.

So, once again... your "tiny niche" includes every new EA game, Star Citizen and probably Thief. Yeah, there's no money there at all. Rolleyes

I don't know if Mantle is the real deal or not. If it really does work like AMD are saying, given that devs are already struggling with the limitations of the new consoles, explain why you wouldn't implement something that gives you performance improvements on most of your target platforms.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released
50. Re: Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Released Jan 30, 2014, 16:19 ChaosEngine
 
To the people who say NVidia can safely ignore Mantle, I think you're missing out on two important factors:

1. AMD chips are in both the XBone and PS4, so both of these will inherently support Mantle. As such it makes sense for devs to support it. If you were a AAA publisher and could get any advantage on both consoles and AMD pc users, why wouldn't you? That's got to be well over 75% of your market share right there.

2. DICE have implemented Mantle in Frostbite and EA have already mandated that all their studios are to use Frostbite.

Given those two together, it means that one of the largest publishers in the business is backing a technology that can be applied to the majority of it's customers. From a business perspective, I can't see any devs backing an NVidia proprietary solution. The only ones who could possibly pull it off are Valve (who are very cosy with NVidia).

Regardless of the technical merits of Mantle, it makes sense from a business perspective, and business decisions trump technical concerns. Always.
 
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