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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 12, 2016, 03:48 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 17:12:
InBlack wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 12:19:
600 for the Oculus Rift is too much already. After postage & taxes it will cost as much as 800$ to import it here. For that kind of money I can buy another GTX970 and an awesome 1440p monitor...Goddamn it...Im like the prime consumer for this kind of thing, and I can't afford it.

For that kind of money you can actually buy a state of the art 6gb 980TI ,) If you wanted it (which is superior to SLI in every way)

The thing is the 980TI doesn't really change anything for me other than a few more frames and soft shadows on. VR is able to give us something we never had before. We'll see. As for consoles, assume low poly cartoon gfx this gen is my guess.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive Preorders Next Month
13. Re: HTC Vive Preorders Next Month Jan 12, 2016, 00:29 HorrorScope
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 12, 2016, 00:07:
Squirmer wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 20:51:
This means you could sit down, eat and continue interacting with others without needing to remove it.

Jesus. VR is such a joke.

An expensive joke. For the Rift I would need to upgrade my CPU, video card and mobo; basically a system upgrade. Total cost for me would be around $1,500+. I'm not willing to do that. Vive is kind of my last hope. If the min specs require a system upgrade I'm passing on VR all together.

Last hope at getting it early? Sort of funny acting like if one can't or don't want to buy it really quick, then ya know we'll just write whatever history it may have off. The vive will have the same specs in terms of HP needed. It will all come down as time goes on and we can buy in when it fits or budget, if it's worth it at all.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
35. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 11, 2016, 20:13 HorrorScope
 
sauron wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 14:53:
I'm finally getting to play The Witcher 3 on my new gaming rig. Oh. My. God. I'm hugely impressed so far.

Great graphice, great story, visceral combat, great atmosphere, deep backstory, lots of interesting characters. Just fantastic.

It's up next for me... Just finishing up DAI, really enjoying it. The massive scale imo really helps the adventure part of it. Playing a rouge is just as fun as it was in DA2. But most will say W3 blows DAI away... going to be good times.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive Preorders Next Month
4. Re: HTC Vive Preorders Next Month Jan 11, 2016, 20:03 HorrorScope
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 19:05:
Creston wrote on Jan 11, 2016, 18:52:
This means you could sit down, eat and continue interacting with others without needing to remove it.

So basically it's like Google Glass to the nth power. Surely the others will have no problem interacting with you while you look like the fucking Lawnmower Man.

You don't wear it when socialising like Google Glass, only when gaming. It would be useful to have a snack or sip coffee without adjusting the headset, or be able to see who just walked into the room.

The HTC Vive feels like a better bet than the Oculus Rift. The big question is what software will support what but the Vive feels less, y'know, Facebooky. Less Microsofty. I'm not keen on Valve monopolising PC gaming but they're the lesser evil, and not in control.

Edit: Ooh, $600 too? At least they include shipping but damn, I was hoping this would be $500 or less.

Well at least the company monopolizing (not really) really cares for the success of gaming on the pc. It's nice to have a strong champion. But there are some huge fish in the PC pie.

I thought way back the they were saying it won't be cheap and people were guessing $800. Hey if it's as good as they say, it's worth the $600 for the early adopters.

For what its worth, I like the google glass idea, to think we aren't or can't be recorded at any moment is futile. So instead of my glasses catching something, you have 25 people pulling out their phones doing it instead. At least google glass is more natural there. Or how about going to a concert and not seeing the crowd recording the show with their phones in the air.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
17. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 11, 2016, 18:37 HorrorScope
 
I like the idea, it doesn't have to satisfy nobody but who would be interested in it. It doesn't have to be the next big thing, they probably have an idea of what it will sell and are ok with that. IMO it is something that should have been there for a long time. That said, I've seen people use laptops for gaming, can they crank it? No. Does it generate a lot of heat? Yes. This will help in that better performance and less heat. Good idea if that is what you are after.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
29. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jan 11, 2016, 10:59 HorrorScope
 
Trevellian wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 21:23:
The game has been out for years on PS3. All they did for PC was make higher res textures and make sure it runs at 60fps.

So yes, it's been out. And this is simply an improvement.

Don't try to get me on the born last night thing. It isn't out on the PC and we don't know how good the port is, which is the key. That is what day one reviews are for. Don't tell me otherwise. That's the rule man. That is why you don't see it on the list. If it gets good WoM it will show up the following.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jan 10, 2016, 21:02 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 19:01:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 17:49:
Trevellian wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 16:58:
People need to start buying Dragon's Dogma so I can get a damn sequel.

Isn't even out yet...

But you can already buy it
http://store.steampowered.com/app/367500/

Then we'd be making a BN's mistake... pre-ordering.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Jan 10, 2016, 17:49 HorrorScope
 
Trevellian wrote on Jan 10, 2016, 16:58:
People need to start buying Dragon's Dogma so I can get a damn sequel.

Isn't even out yet...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2016, 19:39 HorrorScope
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 16:17:
There's this growing backlash of Star Wars "fans" who say the prequels are better than TFA and even the original trilogy. These are the 8 and 9 year old kids who saw the prequels and now they're adults telling me - who saw the original trilogy in the 80's - the prequel trilogy is better, and have the balls to tell me TFA is crap compared to the prequel trilogy.

It's all blah blah, it is all the Star Wars story, all of it. It isn't real, it's make believe and what we have is it, no rumors from another source of what may have happened. It is right there to witness, none is more right or wrong than the other. It's the undisputed story known as Star Wars.

I'm fine with the whole story as well, didn't walk out of any of them.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 8, 2016, 12:26 HorrorScope
 
At this time there could be a handful of reasons why someone may not want Win10, it isn't all about spying.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
100. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 7, 2016, 12:50 HorrorScope
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 7, 2016, 00:42:
Dmitri_M wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 20:26:
What makes the vive better than rift?

It'll likely be half the cost.

I'm thinking it will be a bit more. It has some additional features over the Rift and Valve is a PC only focused company. We'll need some hands on reviews to get the finer display details etc on how it all works out. Also if a gamepad is to be used, the Valve Pad to me is more programmable and usable in more situations than an xbox controller. Steam link and pad are quality products, those esp. link are priced to sell.

They priced it right I have to be honest and say. If people will pay $600 and they are ordering faster than they can make them, they didn't under price it. Once this wave of buyer is done, the product will start to come down and there will be revisions to those that we'll want.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
10. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 7, 2016, 12:47 HorrorScope
 
I'm happy to state I don't know the current state of game piracy and who and what has or hasn't been cracked.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
73. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 18:56 HorrorScope
 
Dagnamit wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 18:48:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 18:44:
Dagnamit wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 16:08:
All they had to do was indicate 2 weeks ago, $500+ and people would have gotten the point and had time to come to grips with the cost of entry.

Simple. Come back in two weeks now, you'll feel better.

the messed up part is that I will. However, it's just inspired me to hold off and see what Valve has to offer. Like I said, the price isn't the stumbling block. Now that I know how much this is to get into, I can wait for the competition.

Yeah I was wanting to see what Valve is coming in with and then the comparisons etc. Valve has PC gaming at its heart, Oculus doesn't, it might be the place that sparks VR, but they have designs on things beyond pc gaming, which is my and most likely most of our focuses here.

Good news I got this AM, my last son at home said he's will to split the cost of whichever one when ready to jump in. That works.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Beta & Early Access This Month
14. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Beta & Early Access This Month Jan 6, 2016, 18:52 HorrorScope
 
Overon wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 11:49:
That's the problem. When these free engines were released, people started using the same prefabricated assets and that's so many unity engine using games look a like.

They try to face lift them to make them their own. It depends on the game and the cost. I'm able to look past great gfx if the game has a proper price point for what it is, for the most part I think they do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 6, 2016, 18:50 HorrorScope
 
descender wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 18:40:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 10:51:
This would no longer be a made for TV app.

I fully support this change!

Put it that way... I do to!
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
68. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 18:44 HorrorScope
 
Dagnamit wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 16:08:
All they had to do was indicate 2 weeks ago, $500+ and people would have gotten the point and had time to come to grips with the cost of entry.

Simple. Come back in two weeks now, you'll feel better.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
51. Re: Star Wars Battlefront 40 Player Battle Shown Jan 6, 2016, 16:05 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 16:03:
NKD wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 15:58:
Noticed post says March for expected shipping but the order screen now says May. Are they just getting a lot of orders?
This is the biggest bestest newest thing that has happened to gaming since, well since gaming. So you betcha, they have zero idea what the demand is going to be or how many to order from manufacturing. Expect that May date to slip even further.

Yeah hope they sell a ton, that gives it a chance. There have been good things that die that simply don't get support. If it sucks even with good sales, that will get out and back to us. But if it's good and it has support, we are off and running.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift $599
4. Re: Oculus Rift $599 Jan 6, 2016, 12:07 HorrorScope
 
Price wise, yes that is on the high end. In time that will come down, let those that have the jack, foster it.

For performance needs, that's been pretty much the low end base line we come to expect. I assume most that are interested in VR as awaiting to see the next VC's being released.

The 4 USB connectors, that's something I wasn't prepared for.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Beta & Early Access This Month
12. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Beta & Early Access This Month Jan 6, 2016, 11:38 HorrorScope
 
harlock wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 11:31:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 10:54:
harlock wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 10:42:
anyone know if they are using prefab assets? that would explain the bland, generic look of things

i know they did that for wasteland 2 and it was easily noticable

I'd guess yes, aren't most doing the take the assets then mold it from there method?

if youre talking about prototyping, as in using placeholders that get replaced, then maybe

but if you are talking about editing them and using them as final product, then not really.. AAA studios dont do it, honestly id say most indies dont do it either...

more like "some" of them.. you know, the untalented ones.. the ones with no ambition or artistic integrity


I'm not sure we are talking a AAA studio here, I don't consider inxile one. I know a some of it's competitors did exactly that as they've been interviewed saying they did. Rapid development.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release
14. Re: Oculus Rift Preorders Won't Sell Out, No Charge Until Release Jan 6, 2016, 11:20 HorrorScope
 
PunkiBastardo wrote on Jan 6, 2016, 11:07:
A little pricy, so I'll just wait for people to start getting it and see their opinions...

Yep, that is in the wait and see price range.
 
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