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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads
23. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads Nov 15, 2014, 02:14 1badmf
 
early reviews are promising, in the B+/A- region. apparently it's an escapist's dream come true with a vast, vast and stunningly realized world and massive amounts of content.

negatives are that it's somewhat glitchy in the usual bioware ways, and good-but-not-great narrative.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2014, 23:49 1badmf
 
if you wanna risk domesticating one, that's probably how us and dogs got our start. genetically low fear individuals walked right up to us and into our lives forever.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads
17. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads Nov 14, 2014, 23:46 1badmf
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 22:56:
1badmf wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 21:01:
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 20:58:
Anyone have any GMG coupons for this? I'm sorta interested but also after DA2 would like to wait and see.

whenever i need to buy a game i always google gmg coupons first. there's always one out there.

And if I didn't already search my email, and the internet I wouldn't be asking.

http://www.greenmangaming.com/vip/
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads
6. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads Nov 14, 2014, 21:01 1badmf
 
Creston wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 20:47:
Wooohooo! While it doesn't work with games that are already released, you CAN download Origin preloads on a faster pipe, then port them over to your slow-as-shit connected machine, and it'll work. Just saved myself 80ish hours of preloading.

C'MON TUESDAY!!!

is it just one big file that you copy over to another machine and dump in the same directory?
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads
5. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads Nov 14, 2014, 21:01 1badmf
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 20:58:
Anyone have any GMG coupons for this? I'm sorta interested but also after DA2 would like to wait and see.

whenever i need to buy a game i always google gmg coupons first. there's always one out there.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads
1. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Preloads Nov 14, 2014, 20:05 1badmf
 
can confirm =D

got my gmg key this morning, already have it preloaded.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: Things IT people never say Nov 14, 2014, 19:49 1badmf
 
Prez wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 15:57:
My only wish is that they just not cap the framerate on the PC version. We are just going to remove the cap anyway via a tweak or fix anyway.

A personal anectodote about IT - throught the years of being here I've been able to determine who is or has been in IT here, and you guys are pretty smart. So why is it the IT department at my place are some of the most incompetent buffoons I've ever worked with? After 14 years I have lost count of the number of times they have done just facepalmingly stupid things that have made my job more difficult, and in October of this year they performed their best trick of stupidity yet by losing 100% of the data on the plant intranet LAN servers (despite it supposedly being automatically backed up every night) due to "a hardware failure". All of the hundreds of thousands of spare parts catalogued in SAP? GONE. Tens of thousands of archived work orders? GONE. 2 decades worth of job instructions on work procedures for intricately complicated and vital maintenance jobs? GONE. 8-years worth of NFPA and OSHA-mandated records of critical electrical power distribution maintenance and testing (that I performed and for which I am responsible)? Fucking GONE! Way to go IT Department! Jolly good show! Clap

wow. did like, all the HDDs die simultaneously? what kinda hardware failure could delete all the data spread across a network?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2014, 12:58 1badmf
 
hahaha that might've been the first ever black hole created by the sheer force of a facepalm. fucking people and their egos.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 14, 2014, 12:05 1badmf
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 11:50:
Then walk in and order it and get it to go? Chipolte isn't fast food, it's 'fast casual'.

But it's ok to lie about a child with a major illness to get muffin's? And if you don't have enough time to sit down and eat at a Chipolte, and are asking for a drive-thru, why the fuck do you care what the people are doing inside the B&M in the first place? And who the hell said that Chipolte was the place to go gather at socially?

yeahhhh it's a joke dude, like when i bust out 'my mom is dead' when someone throws a 'your mom...' joke at me.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2014, 11:47 1badmf
 
FYI creston, i just got my DA:I key =D  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2014, 11:44 1badmf
 
Prez wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 11:02:
Verno wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 10:54:
Prez wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 10:24:
Taylor swift has made "Less than $500,000 across hundreds of millions of plays."

The poor thing. She's probably starving. Maybe we should start a fundraiser.

If shes that poorly compensated, how well can anyone else be doing? I don't know shit about Taylor Swift other than she seems to mega popular but it seems like these companies aren't being fair about how revenue is split.

If what I've heard about the streaming audio business is true if they paid anybody any more than what they are currently they would basically be paying to stay in business. It doesn't seem to be a very sustainable business model unless Spotify is somehow different.

did some quick research, even artists that get 100% royalties make chump change for thousands of plays. there's something not right about it cuz spotify make hundreds of millions every year. think WOW revenue, but with ad money on top of that. i don't see where their costs would be except mostly in royalties, and surely they can afford to pay more than a cent per play.

i'm not talking about taylor swift fyi, but the unwashed masses of lesser artists that eek out a living doing this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2014, 11:37 1badmf
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 11:15:
1badmf wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 10:25:
there are still people in the 30fps camp?!? man i used to be one of them, like, 15 years ago. that was my first real taste of bumping up against my own ego, when my friend showed me a quake game side by side, rendered in 30 and 60 fps. clear difference. that was the first time i can remember being unequivocally wrong in my adult life, and i'm glad i chose the path of truth where a lot of people would just argue endlessly because they con't actually care about the truth and just cant suffer the embarrassment to their ego of being wrong. just thought i'd share that interesting tidbit in my evolution as a person =D

I've never heard anyone make any of the claims in that article. Or, at least, not in years and years.

What you hear instead is:
1) "I can't really notice the difference unless it's side-by-side, and I don't play side-by-side, so I won't let it bother me"
2) "If you didn't tell me it was 30fps I never would have noticed on my own"
3) "There are trade-offs, and we get fewer frames for more graphic fidelity. Since this isn't a twitchy action game, that is fine by me"

i was actually firmly entrenched in the 30fps camp cuz i think i heard someone smart say that we can't distinguish above 24 fps anyway. man that was way wrong. 3 is generally the camp i'm in these days cuz i don't wanna have to upgrade every year to maintain 60fps.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2014, 11:35 1badmf
 
Pigeon wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 11:30:
There were times I'd rather stand and explain how to do things. Usually for computer basics because I didn't want to get a call every time someone thought their file got 'deleted' because it was no longer in the recently opened documents, aka the only way they knew how to open a file.

are you for real? that, man, i just, jesus people are stupid.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 14, 2014, 10:25 1badmf
 
there are still people in the 30fps camp?!? man i used to be one of them, like, 15 years ago. that was my first real taste of bumping up against my own ego, when my friend showed me a quake game side by side, rendered in 30 and 60 fps. clear difference. that was the first time i can remember being unequivocally wrong in my adult life, and i'm glad i chose the path of truth where a lot of people would just argue endlessly because they con't actually care about the truth and just cant suffer the embarrassment to their ego of being wrong. just thought i'd share that interesting tidbit in my evolution as a person =D  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 14, 2014, 10:14 1badmf
 
very sad story about spaceship two, but i truly hope it doesn't ruin the (ad)venture. i believe to the point of absurdity that we're destined to live in space, but it'll be the private sector that must take us there if it's to be a routine thing. i hope virgin, spacex, ULA can take us there and sometime within my lifetime i'll see permanent off world colonies.

if it's true what the copilot did, that's a pretty egregious error, akin to lowering the landing gear at cruising altitude.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog
42. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog Nov 14, 2014, 01:28 1badmf
 
El Pit wrote on Nov 14, 2014, 00:14:
Creston wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 17:39:
1badmf wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 17:22:
he has a beastly rig so he expects everything to run well on it and anything that doesn't is simply unacceptable.

Do you disagree with that opinion? If even today's most powerful rigs can't run this game smoothly, there is either some massive performance bug going on, or the engine is flatout terrible.

To guarantee the best cinematic experience, Ubi made sure even the best rigs in 10 years will be able to run this game at 30 fps... MAX. That's what they mean when they're talking about "future proofed". Right now, it's even MORE cinematic for a lot of people - 20 fps is the new 60 fps +!

in anything but an action shooter like quake, 30 fps is perfectly acceptable to me, and TB already said his rig can run it just south of 60, so no, acceptable framerates are not out of reach, especially once they do optimize it (if they do). there's a third possibility which i think is the true one - that they pushed the envelope so far that it's out beyond what most pcs can handle, and yes, i'm perfectly fine with that. it gives me something to shoot for, and more importantly it gives the competition a qualitative goal that they have to compete with in people's minds instead of going with just 'shittiest image quality they can get away with' approach.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog
27. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Bug Live Blog Nov 13, 2014, 17:22 1badmf
 
Verno wrote on Nov 13, 2014, 12:15:
I find TB is pretty close to what I consider a normal "core" gamer, hes really good at some types of games and bad at others like most people. Anyone who has streamed with commentary knows that its very difficult to keep a running commentary and fully concentrate on the game too. Giantbomb on the other hand, those guys are just straight up bad at most games and I find watching them play kind of painful. Their interaction with each other is more entertaining than anything else.

mostly you're right, except TB is something of a pc elitist in a bad way imo. he has a beastly rig so he expects everything to run well on it and anything that doesn't is simply unacceptable. he says ACU looks like shit on High (i remember him saying it looks worse than AC4), but i find major fault with that. even on low, it looks miles better than anything even late last gen like ac4, like mass effect 3. it seems a 680 really is minimum cuz even on low i can't break 20fps with xfire 6950s.

the bugs are bad, sure, but the performance issues are something else. there might be some bad code, but i strongly feel that the heart of the matter is simply that ACU is pushing the bleeding edge further than any game since crysis1, so for the most part there's really nothing to be done performance-wise except to uglify the shit out of it, and that shouldn't ever be the goal, especially for our pc master race. you want to play the best looking game on the market? upgrade. that's the way it was when i was growing up and that's the way it should be, TB griping or no.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 13, 2014, 17:07 1badmf
 
i feel like posting anything of or relating to the color blue is some kind of conflict of interest around here.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 11, 2014, 10:00 1badmf
 
his situation with the jets was always weird. he always had the physical gifts; i always suspected it was cuz the jets weren't good enough around him, which has sortof proven to be true. other than chris ivory, that teams stinks up and down. i think sanchez will do a lot better now that he has legit weapons around him.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity
13. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity Nov 11, 2014, 09:52 1badmf
 
jomisab wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:16:
Personally, I don't like how they lay out all the chapters up-front, with only the first one being unlocked.

I'd rather just start the game and progress naturally without being aware of all the chunks ahead of me.

Doesn't exactly make it feel "open worldish", even though I certainly don't expect anything like a Skyrim or Fallout.

yeah i agree. makes the game feel less like a dynamic experience and more like a check list.
 
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