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Nickname HoSpanky
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Signed On Dec 23, 2002, 21:02
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Origins PhysX Trailer
10. Re: Batman: Arkham Origins PhysX Trailer Sep 13, 2013, 14:23 HoSpanky
 
The particle effects in Hawken are physx-driven, and are pretty incredible. They do drag the framerate down on a 560, but now that I'm on a pair of 760s...nothing stops them.  
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News Comments > Next Car Game on Greenlight
8. Re: Next Car Game on Greenlight Sep 8, 2013, 18:23 HoSpanky
 
DangerDog wrote on Sep 8, 2013, 16:44:
I was looking for assurances that they're not going to turn it into a "social" multiplayer centric racing game, I hate that facebook like aspect to new racing games.

Do you mean the "here's your time, here's your friends' times on this course" part? Or do you mean a game with very little to nothing to the single player experience?

Personally, I'm pretty excited for this. Ultimate Carnage was a hoot, even if an entire clean race would occasionally be ruined by the car hitting some tiny piece of debris and sent flying off course. Will be preordering just as soon as I get my Paypal account sorted out. Haven't used it since I changed banks.
 
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News Comments > Steam Trade Offers Launch
40. Re: I read sept 3 and think Rome II Sep 5, 2013, 17:34 HoSpanky
 
GMG may buy their keys in other regions, where game prices are lower due to general economy. I recall there being an issue with a game a year or so ago due to that, like it only would download a specific language version (not English). My memory on that is fuzzy tho, may have been a different reseller, but I wouldn't be surprised if GMG does the same thing.  
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News Comments > Steam Trade Offers Launch
37. Game trading Sep 5, 2013, 16:12 HoSpanky
 
So uh, since this seems like the right place to post it:
I have a copy of Splinter Cell Blacklist that I don't want. Willing to trade it for a copy of Crysis 3. I realize one is uplay and the other is origin and really has nothing to do with this thread, but I'm lazy and don't want to update my Paypal account so I can sell it on eBay, then turn around and buy a copy of crysis3.

On-topic, I didn't realize trading inventory wasn't possible before? Or was it, and this just puts a better interface to it?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 4, 2013, 19:00 HoSpanky
 
despite the official release stating that HDMI 2 will NOT require new cables, here's betting Monster and Rocketfish jump on it and sell "HDMI 2.0!!!" cables for an extra $50 over their already nutso prices.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Origins GeForce GTX Bundle
3. Re: Batman: Arkham Origins GeForce GTX Bundle Aug 31, 2013, 15:59 HoSpanky
 
Right, I just wanted to trade blacklist for it, but ts probably smarter to sell my blacklist code n buy a c3 one.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Origins GeForce GTX Bundle
1. Re: Batman: Arkham Origins GeForce GTX Bundle Aug 31, 2013, 12:37 HoSpanky
 
So a month ago I bought a gtx760. While in transit, nvidia announced that it would come with Splinter cell blacklist. So a few days ago, I ordered my second 760, and while IT was on the way, this got announced. I never wanted Blacklist, i plan on trading it away for crysis 3. I called newegg, explained my double-fucked situation, and they awesomely sent me an Arkham Origins code.

Anyone here have a spare crysis 3 key, and want Blacklist in return?

Tl;dr: Newegg is still teh awesormez.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 27, 2013, 12:33 HoSpanky
 
I just built a new machine around a 760, altho it will have a twin brother quite soon here. Tried water cooling for the first time, got the Corsair H80i, and it keeps the processor at around 35-40c and is pretty quiet. The 760 can't pull off 60 fps in a couple games (far cry 3, Metro LL, Crysis 3), and that's why it's getting a twin.

Im less concerned about games being super demanding, and more concerned about pulling a solid 60 fps for the Oculus Rift. Here's hoping Nvidia realizes that SLI for Oculus should have the cards rendering each eye, not alternating frames. It'd keep the framerates between cards damn near identical.

Oh and Blue, make sure to turn on vsync. My 760 was running crazy hot and loud in some games due to rendering 120+ fps, while my monitor can only show 60. Wasted render time. It was especially bad in Starcraft 2 and BF3.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Aug 26, 2013, 15:20 HoSpanky
 
It's yet another top-down space shooter that doesn't look as good as SPAZ, nor does it add multiplayer. Give me a game like this with co-op, allowing builds like heavy armor/shielding, low armor/massive firepower, repair/collector...basically allowing dungeon crawling in space. I'd buy that. I'd love to be deciding if I want to widen my shield's reach at the cost of more power consumption, so I can block incoming fire from our miner, while another player is dodging in and out from behind the shield, takin pot shots with ridiculous weaponry.  
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News Comments > No GFWL for Batman: Arkham Origins - GFWL & AOE Online Ending Next Year?
47. Re: No GFWL for Batman: Arkham Origins - GFWL & AOE Online Ending Next Year? Aug 20, 2013, 17:08 HoSpanky
 
The fix would be fake "GFWL" registration server software that you load on your machine. A small executable that pretends to be the MS server, authorizing whatever bullshittery the game needs it to. This would keep games without an active publisher/developer from being completely cut out. Now, it won't fix multiplayer issues, but it'd at least be a solution for being able to play games SP.  
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News Comments > No GFWL for Batman: Arkham Origins - GFWL & AOE Online Ending Next Year?
27. Re: No GFWL for Batman: Arkham Origins - GFWL & AOE Online Ending Next Year? Aug 20, 2013, 08:19 HoSpanky
 
Nooooooo Red Faction Guerilla!  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Aug 17, 2013, 13:20 HoSpanky
 
dj LiTh wrote on Aug 17, 2013, 12:56:
A spy agency spying? OMG what were they thinking!?! Seriously, grow a pair, man up, figure out your living in the real world and not some fantasy based on a peice of paper created 200+ years ago

Seriously, grow a brain, stop pretending to be an adult. Adults know the proper usage of "your" and "you're". Your entire argument is invalidated instantly when you're illiterate.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Confirmed?
24. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 13, 2013, 11:58 HoSpanky
 
I'd bet that the PC version will more likely be running the assets that the next-gen system version of GTA5 will use. Can't announce it and have any screenshots, as they may look significantly better than the current-gen systems can manage.

I'd bet they're planning it for PS4 and Xbone. Don't TELL anyone that yet. Let them buy it on the current consoles. Re-sell it to them as a AAA title to play on their shiny NEW console in a few months. PC version will likely sneak out after all that. Can't have new console owners seeing that the PC version STILL looks better.
 
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News Comments > BeamNG Racing Game Alpha
5. Re: BeamNG Racing Game Alpha Aug 11, 2013, 16:22 HoSpanky
 
Thanks CP, that explains the impressive lighting in the demo video. Still, this is amazing looking stuff.

So does it have multiplayer functionality built in? I'm still at work, can only see the video.
 
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News Comments > BeamNG Racing Game Alpha
2. Re: BeamNG Racing Game Alpha Aug 11, 2013, 15:27 HoSpanky
 
Throw in some King of the Hill and CTF modes and it would be amazing. Unfortunately I see no mention of network or multiplayer functions. If that isn't included, it'll have to rely on modders, which is worrisome.

Still, here's hoping we're looking at the next standard in vehicular destruction. Apparently this engine is already being used in Cryengine3? So does that mean the vehicles tear apart like that?
 
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News Comments > GRID 2 Getting Mod Support
5. Re: GRID 2 Getting Mod Support Aug 10, 2013, 12:24 HoSpanky
 
Never understood the appeal of the cockpit view. Covers up half the screen. Now, maybe when the Oculus Rift comes out it'll change my mind. For now, I prefer chase cam, but again...preference. I understand why cockpit view was removed from the console versions (and by association, pc version), but I can appreciate that some people (very very few, according to their stats collected from previous games) love cockpit view.  
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Inauguration Station Released
5. Re: Saints Row IV Inauguration Station Released Aug 7, 2013, 08:53 HoSpanky
 
They've already stated in the Reddit AMA that they will NOT have the layered clothing system from SR2. Something about it ending up with fewer choices. For every shirt you make, you also need the option to layer another shirt UNDER it....depending on how the system functions, the undershirt is a texture applied directly to the model, or a physical object. SR3 & 4, everything is a physical object. Making clothes that STACK? That'd be an ENTIRE GAME's budget right there. So I do understand why they aren't doing it.
As for re-using the same city...I'm a bit annoyed at that. Still, SR3 was ridiculous fun, and if the fourth can manage to be crazy enough, I can look past the familiar landmarks.

 
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News Comments > ShootMania Elite Guest Access
1. Re: ShootMania Elite Guest Access Aug 4, 2013, 22:11 HoSpanky
 
Anyone tried this? Seemed super-fucking-generic, never had any interest. Was wondering if it somehow DIDN'T suck.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 2, 2013, 21:58 HoSpanky
 
haha, before I checked the comments, all I could think was "that's the first time that guy's been in front of a camera". Born2expire is right tho, he thinks he's mad sexy, while SIMULTANEOUSLY sporting a Quintessential Geek Outfit. I'm super drunk, and it cracked me the fuck UP.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Birthday Party
2. Re: StarCraft II Birthday Party Jul 23, 2013, 09:51 HoSpanky
 
The single player story, while a bit...formulaic, has fantastically varied missions. It's very, very rare that you will actually "build a base and steamroll the computer". This goes for both Wings of Liberty and HotS. Graphically, it's a Blizzard game. Never ahead of its time, but polished so finely that you won't notice.

I'm not much for the pvp multiplayer, as I suck. But it has co-op, with surprisingly adaptive AI. Considering the incredible lack of RTS games lately, it stands out even more.


That said, bring on the Planetary Annihilation.
 
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