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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Sales Disappoint
11. Re: Alien: Isolation Sales Disappoint May 11, 2015, 10:01 HorrorScope
 
I thought it was a very good game overall, room for improvement, yes?

2.1 million isn't bad at all. What did the other recent Alien games do?

Why did this game cost so much to make? Pretty straight forward engine use.

I paid $20, this game went on deep sale fairly quick.

 
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News Comments > Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming
41. Re: Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming May 10, 2015, 11:44 HorrorScope
 
Slick wrote on May 9, 2015, 18:52:
This isn't about AMD being a generally less successful company than Nvidia, which i think is without dispute.

I dispute. I also don't know why you are escalating this to a war of fanbois, it hasn't been that heated.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
13. Re: Evening Metaverse May 9, 2015, 17:37 HorrorScope
 
Beamer wrote on May 9, 2015, 12:53:
Seattle was definitely getting more expensive, and so many of the new buildings going up in Belltown were crap, but it's got a really, really long way to go before it's even remotely close to NYC.

Doesn't NYC have laws that have to have so many affordable houses? Not the typical, for the really poor. But for middle class. I thought they had something so middle class can live in the city and still get the basic jobs done.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Patch
11. Re: Pillars of Eternity Patch May 9, 2015, 14:33 HorrorScope
 
panbient wrote on May 9, 2015, 13:20:
How are the load times?

I got fed up of having to constantly sit at a load screen while exploring Defiance Bay... or resting at the stronghold (though the patch notes make it seem like the triple load action to reach the room has been circumvented).

That is still imo #1 issue. The iemod at least has an option where it doesn't auto-save on transitions. They're pretty mum on this one, assuming it isn't going to be addressed soon if at all.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
11. Re: Into the Black May 9, 2015, 11:33 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on May 8, 2015, 22:20:
Guy is lucky he wasn't killed. Wonder what made him pass out like that? Also, is it just me, or is that a weird place to have a dashcam? Can't even call it a dashcam, more like a B-pillar cam. Why would you ever mount a camera there?

I'd call it crappy console cam. 3rd person over the shoulder cam.

FWIW I got a dash cam setup this past week, done just a little recording so far, still getting it all worked out, may dash is a bit under the hood line.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Patch
9. Re: Pillars of Eternity Patch May 9, 2015, 11:25 HorrorScope
 
I have to wait a day or two or three. IEMod for PoEt adds many features, many good ones. For example as good as this patch is, if I had to lose IEMod to have it, give me back the last version with IEMod, because that is still better than this patch without.  
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News Comments > Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming
38. Re: Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming May 9, 2015, 11:16 HorrorScope
 
Timmeh wrote on May 9, 2015, 10:04:
haven't had a good fanboi fight in a long time.

IT is just obvious that it is a problem with their code and what they are doing. Could there be something in the driver? Sure.. but what the hell are they doing that is so different than what everyone else is doing? So that it just wont work for AMD but seems to work perfect on Nvidia who has been their partner the whole time.

Yep.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse May 9, 2015, 10:52 HorrorScope
 
killer_roach wrote on May 9, 2015, 10:48:
Ultimately, both the people AND the businesses matter. Without the former, the city withers - without the latter it either hollows out or becomes an irrational plaything for those too wealthy to have concerns with money.

True. Seattle is a meca to now, I'm sure prices were already high, they are going higher, it's going to be an LA/NY/Chi/SF if it isn't already.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse May 9, 2015, 10:27 HorrorScope
 
Jaxx wrote on May 9, 2015, 06:46:
The work environment is very caustic from reports of friends.

And lastly, politically we are a cesspool. What the citizens want, doesn't matter. The businesses are what matter for the most part.

It honestly sucks to see this city beautiful going the way it is.

Yep same everywhere, enjoy legal weed I reckon.

Their CEO has psychotic eyes and looks like the real Dr. Evil so no surprises here. That said, I'm sure he can show us a list of charities and wonderful things he's done.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming
15. Re: Elite: Dangerous Steam Keys For All Players Coming May 9, 2015, 10:15 HorrorScope
 
Quboid wrote on May 9, 2015, 08:58:
Do you have a source for this? It makes sense as Valve are clearly determined to get people on to their service but I'd like to know for sure. I'd be very surprised if Frontier are paying Valve the full 30%.

For this gesture? There is no way a company would do that with units already sold, perhaps a wee small fee.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
5. Re: Evening Previews May 8, 2015, 17:43 HorrorScope
 
Illumin wrote on May 8, 2015, 03:41:
Meh sounds like they are dumbing it down like wow did with the talent trees.

Was it ever really that smart?
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming
12. Re: Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming May 8, 2015, 12:04 HorrorScope
 
killer_roach wrote on May 8, 2015, 11:10:
HorrorScope wrote on May 8, 2015, 11:03:
Right, but if you are developing your game, one has to assume they have ATI and NVidia test systems. You install the latest released drivers while developing. You get your application to run optimally on that, there is no reason for a new driver for your game, you can look at any released game to see "the drivers do work" so if you are having issue, research and learn as you develop, that seems to be part of the Dev's duties to me.

Sounds easy enough, but trying to develop for a particular set of video drivers is like hitting a moving target - it's not unusual for AMD updates to break compatibility with existing software until it's fixed later.

Is that really happening? I've loaded 10's of drivers over the years and very rarely they break older games and never a large group of games. Really this is one issue I've been trying to understand for years now. I have only used Nvidia for a good while now, but I hear this type of thing about Nvidia to.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming
9. Re: Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming May 8, 2015, 11:03 HorrorScope
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 8, 2015, 10:34:
HorrorScope wrote on May 8, 2015, 09:59:
I'm cool with being frank about it and almost assuredly true the support.

But this is still the cart-horse thing for me with dev working with gpu/drivers. You are making a game, the hardware is out, the drivers are out, to me it seems it is up to you, the game developer to figure it out from there. I still don't clearly understand things like "New drivers are released for (insert brand new game)". Did they not develop the entire game with an older released driver? Wasn't it optimized for what was already released? Every other game released had been optimized for the current release or older.

I know indy game devs probably have very little to zero support from either company and they manage. I guess because they look at "well here is what Nvidia and AMD offers, 1000's of games work with them, let us get this working right with what is out there now.".

I get it if drivers suck across the board, but we know there are 1000's of well running games with what both manufactures have released in the past.

Both parties are to blame, though if nVidia is proactively helping you can understand the performance gap. Things will only get worse with DX12, which requires developers to work more closely with hardware.

AMD just isn't providing the same level of support to developers that nVidia is, which is why launch day performance is such an issue. I experienced that a lot with AMD and since going nVidia the experience has been much smoother (though SLI profiles are still remarkably hit and miss).

Right, but if you are developing your game, one has to assume they have ATI and NVidia test systems. You install the latest released drivers while developing. You get your application to run optimally on that, there is no reason for a new driver for your game, you can look at any released game to see "the drivers do work" so if you are having issue, research and learn as you develop, that seems to be part of the Dev's duties to me.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming
7. Re: Project CARS Livery Pack Released; AMD Optimizations Coming May 8, 2015, 09:59 HorrorScope
 
I'm cool with being frank about it and almost assuredly true the support.

But this is still the cart-horse thing for me with dev working with gpu/drivers. You are making a game, the hardware is out, the drivers are out, to me it seems it is up to you, the game developer to figure it out from there. I still don't clearly understand things like "New drivers are released for (insert brand new game)". Did they not develop the entire game with an older released driver? Wasn't it optimized for what was already released? Every other game released had been optimized for the current release or older.

I know indy game devs probably have very little to zero support from either company and they manage. I guess because they look at "well here is what Nvidia and AMD offers, 1000's of games work with them, let us get this working right with what is out there now.".

I get it if drivers suck across the board, but we know there are 1000's of well running games with what both manufactures have released in the past.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 7, 2015, 19:44 HorrorScope
 
Well then you'll have the be the faster one. No one has a problem with that, show us.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization May 7, 2015, 18:55 HorrorScope
 
Well we've read for many years now universities smashing battery barriers and nothing. At least there is now a product that must be using some of that announced.  
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News Comments > AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible
21. Re: AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible May 7, 2015, 15:38 HorrorScope
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 7, 2015, 14:26:
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:48:
Julio wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:41:
HorrorScope wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:27:
Online without taxing has a large advantage over B&M and there is a good chance if you live near anything rural, you see the affects of online killing the B&M

If the government had less tax money, we'd see less tax money wasted.
Yes, because less taxes is working out so well for Kansas.
Exactly. The US is a great example of what happens when you slash taxes to the bone, with public services suffering.

jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:48:
The tax status of online is only a minor reason for B&M dying off for many types of products. B&M has advantages which they have failed to leverage, it's just a matter of time before it's gone.
For a lot of retailers margins can be extremely small. It's bad enough to have to compete against Amazon's purchasing power on a level playing field, but to also be saddled with tax collection while Amazon (for example) is not is simply unfair.
Exactly. How can small stores hope to compete against multi-billion dollar corporations like Apple, Amazon and EA not having to charge tax on online transactions. Not only do corporations like that avoid having to charge customers tax but they also avoid paying tax themselves. That just isn't fair.

Right, there is a powerful group wanting to abolish as much gov't as possible, for their gain, their gain. Sometimes I think a federal tax beats all, vs state/city as companies pit city vs city not on just no tax, but money back. Same for state vs state. You have a federal only, there is no negotiating, other than you can do it anywhere in the US or not in the US, make a choice. There are reasons for local, but there are comebacks being a singular united country. Regulations domestic and foreign into the US are very much more complicated because they have to deal with state rules, 50 little countries.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
12. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer May 7, 2015, 15:27 HorrorScope
 
Raptor wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:23:
I suppose this is a perfectly appropriate time to have a boner right?

Well there is a reason you can have sex in game and it's called Wild Cunt.
 
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News Comments > AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible
17. Re: AU Tax on Digital Purchases Possible May 7, 2015, 13:13 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:09:
Problem is everyone has different ideas of what that should be. And ultimately people are cheap and greedy meaning they really wouldn't want to pay for anything when you get right down to it. 'Nah, we don't need roads! I'll just take a horse to work!'

True.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 7, 2015, 12:59 HorrorScope
 
Bard wrote on May 7, 2015, 11:08:
This is to allow the power elite to stop whistleblowers and journalists from reporting the stuff we SHOULD know about, but is not in THEIR interests that we do.

We're being lied to, and all the whistleblowers have proved it. Right now the power elite is tightening their grip, bombarding us with propaganda against Muslims, Russians and Whistleblowers, to occupy the minds of the ignorant with garbage while we have the likes of Israel's ethnic cleansing occurring, and to take more of our taxpayer money and transfer it to themselves through waging of war on those we're being convinced to hate.

Our governments have gone full rogue and fully corrupt. We're not living in democracies, but corporatocracies - of as Mussolini called them - Fascist states.

Now lets wait for the government employed propagandists to come on here and deny it.



It feels that way... and if you believe that, which isn't out of the realm. The the bad guys might be the good guys or at the very least being treated unfairly and have a reasonable reaction which we bend to make them look like the bad guys. But who made who?

This world wherever you are born is the right place and people will go to all ends to prove it. But isn't there an age we should all be realizing we are being used by this. I like my hometown better than the next town over because the school system taught me to be that way, no matter that is was really nonsense. My state, better than yours. My country better than yours. All bull shit.
 
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