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News Comments > Wasteland 2 GotY Becomes Director's Cut
11. Re: Wasteland 2 GotY Becomes Director's Cut Jun 23, 2015, 15:00 Creston
 
I never played beyond Hollywood, so time for a new playthrough, methinks. Now to just find the time to DO said playthrough...
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pricing Adjusted
7. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pricing Adjusted Jun 23, 2015, 14:58 Creston
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 12:38:
Dear early buyers of the core game and real fans, we want more money from you for the expansion than from the newbies. Please take this lube and bow in preparation. Thank you for your loyalty.

New players have been the focus for well over a year and a half now, with zero fucks given for the veteran players. This is just the latest chapter in the saga.
 
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News Comments > The Division Preorders & Beta Signups
4. Re: The Division Preorders & Beta Signups Jun 23, 2015, 14:57 Creston
 
Pre-order now, as we don't have a lot of time left to make it look worse again!

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Jun 22, 2015, 23:39 Creston
 
Saboth wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 18:30:
Creston wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 12:44:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 12:20:
1. Who really thinks in any meaningful % that gov't is efficient at spending tax dollars?

Oh, the government is incredibly efficient at spending tax dollars. In fact, I daresay that the US government is by FAR the most efficient entity in the world when it comes to spending money.

They are very efficient at spending tax dollars. They cannot, however, spend those tax dollars efficiently.

True, but I wouldn't say welfare, food stamps, etc. are waste.

I never said they were. The waste comes from 800 billion people on the government payroll, and shit like the F35.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Unfettered on PCs
30. Re: Fallout 4 Unfettered on PCs Jun 22, 2015, 23:35 Creston
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 20:23:
I'd love for them to take pointers from this excellent mod, which vastly improves visuals for little performance impact.

Before I clicked it, I was wondering if you were talking about SMIM, and yep.

Unfortunately, SMIM does have a pretty heavy cost attached to it. Not really performance wise, but budget wise in the engine. It sucks up a huge portion of the ~ 3.5GB of everything the engine can handle.

In the case of SMIM, the limitation would be taking up nearly another gigabyte for higher quality meshes, which could have meant the difference between needing another disc for Xbox 360 or not. Now that they have more leeway in that department, there's a better chance they can incorporate stuff like that into the base game. If not, maybe they'll expand on the idea of providing higher quality assets as free DLC.

Maybe I should've read on.

I sure hope that the next engine is 64 bit, so we can finally stop having their damn games crash. I love Bethesda's games, but every single one of them has crashed out the ass across all 6 or so of my PCs that I've played them on. It's been pretty damn frustrating at times.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jun 22, 2015, 23:28 Creston
 
The One:1 (one hp for every kg it weighs, 1341) is an absolutely unbelievable car, but it pales next to Koenigsegg's next car, the Regera.

and that sucks about Darryl Hamilton. :\


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2015, 14:56 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 14:01:
Science: Access to electricity Blues News linked with reduced sleep.

Fixed that headline.


 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Unfettered on PCs
14. Re: Fallout 4 Unfettered on PCs Jun 22, 2015, 14:54 Creston
 
Anyone who thought that the PC version would actually be locked to 30fps, well... Even IF it was, a mod would kill that shit literally within an hour of the game's launch.

As for the 30fps, I don't think it matters much in a game like FO4. It's not going to be a twitch shooter. Forza Horizons 2 runs at 30fps, and it feels smooth as butter. I don't doubt that FO4 would feel the same way.

All that said, it's still pathetic that this is all the power the "next-gen" can muster.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 22, 2015, 12:48 Creston
 
CrimsonPaw wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 11:48:
How interesting, today also happens to be my 19th wedding anniversary. I didn't realize that Quake was released on my wedding day

Congrats.

And... congrats, bluesnews...?
 
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News Comments > Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer
1. Re: Batman Arkham Knight Launch Trailer Jun 22, 2015, 12:45 Creston
 
It looks good. Meh about the batmobile, but whatever.

I still need to play City though.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Jun 22, 2015, 12:44 Creston
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 22, 2015, 12:20:
1. Who really thinks in any meaningful % that gov't is efficient at spending tax dollars?

Oh, the government is incredibly efficient at spending tax dollars. In fact, I daresay that the US government is by FAR the most efficient entity in the world when it comes to spending money.

They are very efficient at spending tax dollars. They cannot, however, spend those tax dollars efficiently.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Jun 22, 2015, 10:54 Creston
 
People will pay what they can afford and what they are willing to pay. Puget Alain sounds like one of these entitled devs who feel that his games are worth $500 and should never go on sale, and should be bought by every single living organism on the planet, because that's his just due.

Here's a simple hint, Puget: People have less money to spend overall, because the economy has been in the shitter twice in the last 15 years and inflation has far outstripped raises over that period. This means they spend less money on entertainment. This means they spend less money on games.

So you can choose not to go on sale, and have large numbers of people not buy your games at all, or you can figure, well, maybe I can get a thousand of these people to buy my game at $10, which means you just made $10K.

And yes, some people may have bought it at $60, but decided to wait until it was $10. That's the risk you take. Nobody owes you a steady paycheck. If you don't like that risk, take a job programming business software.


 
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News Comments > Tale of Tales Closing
59. Re: Tale of Tales Closing Jun 22, 2015, 09:37 Creston
 
We even took out an advertisement on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, where we figured the people most interested in Sunset would be gathered. They must all use AdBlock because that had no effect whatsoever.

From what I've seen over the years, the only place where advertising actually works is on Penny Arcade because Gabe and Tycho will actually draw attention to it by mentioning it in their posts and asking people to go buy the game. I'm pretty sure that the large majority of RPS visitors have adblock on, or ignore all the ads.

Anyway, yeah, it sucks. You made a game, it didn't sell. This happens to most games.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Jun 20, 2015, 19:02 Creston
 
I got 4 games. SS2, since it was 99 cents. Starpoint Gemini 2, and two Final Fantasy games, and that was it.

None of the stuff I was interested in went on any kind of big sale. Maybe at Xmas.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video
10. Re: Just Cause 3 Gameplay Video Jun 20, 2015, 18:50 Creston
 
siapnar wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 17:04:
Looks awesome

Only thing I'm concerned about are the driving physics, which look to be maybe even more arcadey this time around

Yeah and the weird thing was that they'd said they hired a few devs with good driving game experience (I think they'd worked on Burnout games or something) to make sure it would be better this time around.

But oh well, you won't be in a car all that often anyway.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 20, 2015, 14:52 Creston
 
500 Mbps broadband for $55.

Let me guess, with a 5GB cap?
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Jun 20, 2015, 14:52 Creston
 
We're so continuing to support it, we mentioned it zero times at E3.

Just give it the fuck up already. You're not supporting the stupid thing anymore, which is actually the right decision, and you've shafted every single early adopter up the ass with that decision. None of them believe you anymore, so it is what it is.

Keep selling your box for $175 at best buy, and you'll keep doing well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 20, 2015, 14:48 Creston
 
Is it done by Ubisoft Kiev? In that case, it won't shine, it'll be the same shit we've had in the previous 3 shitty ports they've done.

"We want the game to really work well on the PC on day one, which is why it's not the same launch [date] as the Xbox One and the PS4 versions. It will come a bit later in the fall, but I think it will be worth the wait."

Oh, I see, it's just your usual bullshit fabrication on why the PC version is delayed.

I'm sure it'll be enjoyable when I pick it up for 5 bucks two years down the road.

 
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Jun 19, 2015, 15:04 Creston
 
It's a great video, but I wonder why it's called "stealth", as literally every guard he kills has the "ALERT!" wiggles above their heads.
 
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Expansion Pricing Backlash
24. Re: Guild Wars 2 Expansion Pricing Backlash Jun 19, 2015, 14:39 Creston
 
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