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News Comments > Take on Mars Beta This Summer
6. Re: Take on Mars Beta This Summer Jun 17, 2015, 15:57 Krovven
 
Bohemia seriously needs to hire new animators.

The walking animation of the astronaut was brutally bad. Kinda looked like a Teletubby.

 
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News Comments > Free StarCraft II: Whispers of Oblivion Announced
8. Re: Free StarCraft II: Whispers of Oblivion Announced Jun 17, 2015, 15:54 Krovven
 
It's just easier to ignore the idiots and trolls.

While I haven't finished Heart of the Storm, it was only due me losing interest in fast paced RTS and having to learn more units. The production value of each game has been amazing and easily worth the price and I have zero interest in the MP game. One of these days I'll finish it and I'll be getting Legacy of the Void.
 
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News Comments > Arma III Tanoa Expansion
5. Re: Arma III Tanoa Expansion Jun 17, 2015, 15:34 Krovven
 
Maybe they should focus on fixing listen servers which they apparently broke with the switch from Gamespy to Steam. A friend finally bought me Arma 3 so we could play coop. And we still haven't played it because we can't see or connect to each others game. We've opened up all the ports and still nothing. Wasted money.

 
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News Comments > Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users
21. Re: Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users Jun 16, 2015, 04:19 Krovven
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 16, 2015, 02:23:
If you're under Steam level 8, you don't get cards from playing the Monster Summer game.

People that are doing this to game the system have sufficient resources to get a few levels on the accounts, if they didn't already. It's not like this is new to the Monster game. As I said below, games sometimes sell for less than the cards are worth.

I'm not saying there isn't natural market growth on Steam. I'm saying it's not all natural and there is one reason, the Marketplace.

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Jun 16, 2015, 01:01 Krovven
 
Believe it when I see it. Approaching two years later and it's not like they have made good on promises or made any headway on dealing with cheaters.

 
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News Comments > Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users
19. Re: Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users Jun 16, 2015, 00:41 Krovven
 
Esoteric wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 21:21:
Krovven wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 19:28:
I simply can't take Steam's rapid growth in the last year or so seriously. How many of the accounts are 2nd, 3rd, 4th (or more) accounts for one person to farm cards in these ARG games to sell for free money?


Huh? What do you mean? You can't get cards in F2P games without spending 10 bucks in them first.

I didn't say anything about f2p games. Open 10 accounts, have them all macro'd to play the stupid Monster game...get cards. Sell, free money. This wouldn't be the first ARG that has been manipulated in such a way either. Think it was the Xmas sale where shit was so bad with the new gem system they had to shut it down the first day and make changes because people were manipulating the system to get 100's of thousands of gems to get free games.

As for kids joining enmasse, highly doubt it. Not at the rate Steam has been growing. Just because one person the other day posted that some kids at a park said they were playing ARK on Steam doesn't mean they are flooding to Steam all of a sudden.

Unfortunately we'll never know the truth one way or another.

Some games when they go on sale are cheaper than their cards are worth on the Marketplace. There are several ways people are making money off Steam. This leads to artificial growth.

Looking at Steam user growth graphs, hard to deny there has been a much sharper spike in growth since the introduction of the Marketplace compared to the rate of growth before that.

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News Comments > Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users
16. Re: Steam Passes 10M Concurrent Users Jun 15, 2015, 19:28 Krovven
 
I simply can't take Steam's rapid growth in the last year or so seriously. How many of the accounts are 2nd, 3rd, 4th (or more) accounts for one person to farm cards in these ARG games to sell for free money?

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 14, 2015, 17:01 Krovven
 
Steam Community is still available for Darkbase 01 http://steamcommunity.com/app/358480

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 14, 2015, 16:50 Krovven
 
I picked up Metro Redux Bundle and happy I did. I never did finish Metro 2033 because of several factors, ran like crap and was jittery, lighting was horrible and made it hard to see anything, animations were often jarring, etc.

I played through almost half of 2033 just last night and I didn't want to stop. Sun had already been up an hour when I forced myself to turn it off and goto bed.

Find a comparison video to see the differences.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 13, 2015, 01:58 Krovven
 
A few years ago I bought a multi tool that I just keep in the driver use door panel. Mainly bought it because I had moved to an area with a lot of water with narrow dark roads. Has a tip for breaking glass, a cutter for cutting the seat belt and a flashlight and strobe. $10  
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
35. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 12, 2015, 07:16 Krovven
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 06:42:
Krovven wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 06:29:

Except, nobody is going to see it that way even if you were right about the prices.

The bundles are entered as separate products in Steam which allows them to set a higher price point and therefore not illegal.

Actually Bestbuy here in Canada were slapped with a fine a few years ago for doing exactly that. It was bundling extras into other things, just like this. There have also been clothing stores that did the same thing, and were slapped with fines for doing it.

As for where I got it? Those would have been the prices that I saw previous to pre-post summer sale. I'm also in Canada.

Yet, I'm telling you, your "pre-post summer sale" prices are wrong It was never $59.99 in Canada on Steam. Never. You also said it was now $79.99, which you just pulled out of your ass as it doesn't exist. Nothing on Steam for GTA in Canada is listed at that price.

From my Steam email receipt purchased January 16, 2015:

Grand Theft Auto V Pre-Purchase (Tier 1) 69.99 CAD

Which I'll state again, makes your argument pointless as the sale prices are still below retail and the price was never raised to begin with.

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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
33. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 12, 2015, 06:29 Krovven
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 04:11:
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 12, 2015, 04:01:
It's illegal to give away free stuff in Canada? That seems to contradict some of the things I've heard.
The price previously was $59.99, the price was raised to $79.99, then it was stated that "free items" were given away at the higher price, with the discounted price being exactly the same as the previous list price. This falls under materially false, and misleading representation of the sale price. Thus illegal, under canadian law.

Except, nobody is going to see it that way even if you were right about the prices.

The bundles are entered as separate products in Steam which allows them to set a higher price point and therefore not illegal.

But none of that matters because you aren't correct about the original price anyways. The price was not $59.99, it was and has always been $69.99 on Steam for Canadians. I would know, that's what I paid to preorder. The price for the stand-alone game is still $69.99 right now. Not sure where you are getting the $79.99 number from as all of the bundles are $90-$96 regular price.

All of the bundle sale prices fall below that $69.99 at $67.48, $67.88 and $68.98. So no matter how you look at it, the game is on sale (as long as you buy it in one of the bundles).

As for the bundles, all they are really doing is offering up bundles equaling roughly the same value as the original pre-order. It's not much of a deal, but better than has been offered since release if you didn't pre-order.

 
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
8. Re: Morning Screenshots Jun 12, 2015, 02:28 Krovven
 
harlock wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 17:53:
its too bad the stargate ip vanished down the rabbit hole

It hasn't vanished. They are working on a new movie right now. Emmerich is directing and rebooting his own IP.

Last I heard, the writers of Independence Day 2 were on tap to write Stargate too.

 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
20. Re: Steam Summer Sale Jun 11, 2015, 23:17 Krovven
 
ViRGE wrote on Jun 11, 2015, 22:50:
The fact that we only have 15 posts so far is really indicative of the mood on the summer sale. Enthusiasm for this year's sale is way, way down.

Well, most games even with the "daily deal discount" have been cheaper even in recent weeks. This has been a pattern in recent Steam sales, where many of the bigger games don't match their previous lowest sale point (or go lower). Seems they are banking of people just seeing "sale" and spending without checking price history.

 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
1. Re: Evening Previews Jun 9, 2015, 21:22 Krovven
 
I'm really enjoying World of Warships. The only thing he mentions that I don't agree with is the Draws. I've only had 2.

I suggest watching some gameplay vids to see if it's your cup of tea.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
40. removed Jun 8, 2015, 17:16 Krovven
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Jun 8, 2015, 15:35 Krovven
 
descender wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 15:09:
You just can't make a post without an unnecessary insult can you Krovven. So sad.

Whether the last game developed for x360 or ps3 is today or next year it doesn't matter, there will be an end of line as I said and that end is near.

I didn't send you a memo about plugging in your old consoles because it isn't really relevant. The life of your old purchases are directly tied to the life of the hardware of that console. What do you do when that old console stops working? None of your games work anymore or you have to buy another (likely used) console to play them. You find that to be an acceptable alternative to having your entire Steam library available to run on any PC forever? Re-buying old hardware or keeping 5 defunct consoles plugged in to your TV is the way you want to access these games?

Pot meet kettle.

No shit sherlock, that's what I said. It's the tail end of the generation. However, you stated that there were no new games coming for the consoles. That's just flat out 100% incorrect. A lie to support your argument, one which I agree with, but you make stupid fucking statements that negate yourself.

Your arguments about a console stopping working has ZERO relevance, as computers can stop working just as easily. If someone's old console does fail, they can replace it for a fraction of the cost of what it costs to replace most computer parts, nevermind a whole computer. Old consoles are CHEAP.

No you library is not going to work on any PC forever. Where the fuck have you been? The last several years has seen a massive push to re-release old PC games updated to work on new hardware. Why? Because the installers no longer worked on new systems, or the games simply wouldn't run properly on new systems.

Consoles however, you can take any cartridge or disc based game and use them on any functioning console that it was made for. To do the same on the PC usually requires some tinkering to get older games to work or keeping legacy PC's hanging around for that purpose. That a huge waste of space and time consuming for most people.

I'm all for praising PC's where it's due, as well as consoles. Your arguments however are very misguided.

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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer
12. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer Jun 8, 2015, 15:22 Krovven
 
LittleMe wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 15:04:
Protip: If you have SLI, I've found that dedicating the 2nd GPU to the physx effects gives better and more consistent performance.

edit: for Witcher 3, disable HairworksAA and it performs great. It was a poor implementation.

Works fine and is less than a 5-10fps hit after a few patches. Key is to change the HairworksAA in the config file to 4 instead of 8. Why this isn't a menu option, I don't know.

Anything with hair that doesn't use it (which is everything else) is very jarring to me. ie: Fallout 4 trailer.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Jun 8, 2015, 14:38 Krovven
 
descender wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 13:04:
None of those counter-arguments make any sense.

It doesn't matter how many games there are for PS3 or XB360, they aren't making any new ones and they aren't updating that library anymore. Both of their game libraries are now now stale. If you want new xbox/PS games you have to buy a new console and lose compatibility with all of your old game purchases.

I guess I should have added that one in there, which one of these consoles won't cut you off from your library and make you repurchase new versions of the games you already paid for when updated hardware is released? Steambox.

3rd party games meaning, games not natively supported by the system. Xbox and PS absolutely do not let you install anything that is not an xbox or a ps game. SteamBox can have games installed on it not specifically supported by SteamOS.

Upgrading? You are still talking about upgrading a defunct console that no new games will be developed for within the next few months... so who cares if you can increase the hard drive size, you can't upgrade it to increase the performance in any way whatsoever.


Good try though? I don't know... not really. There are shortcomings to the SteamOS/SteamBox but none of the real ones are actually listed in this article.

Seems to be stupid post day for descender.

New games are still being released for the PS3/360, no the libraries are not stale. Has it slowed down? Of course, it's the tail end of a generation.

I'm sorry but I must have lost the memo that stated that old games stop working on old consoles when the new generation gets released. Hasn't happened and isn't happening.

Games that do get "shut down" are no less common on PC than they are on consoles and has nothing to do with the consoles themselves.

Long story short, the article is dumb and wrong on most accounts.
You can install Windows on the Steambox. SteamOS at this stage is to make them functional without having to pay MS a license.

 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer
7. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight NVIDIA GameWorks Trailer Jun 8, 2015, 14:26 Krovven
 
Can't believe I'm going to agree with CJ. PC gamers generally want to push the graphical envelope not sit on the status quo.

And if you can't run it, turn it off. Don't cry about it. Are you that dumb?

Graphical features...they get added in 1 generation of video cards and don't run well. The next generation, they are expected and the hardware improved. PhysX used to be a huge hit to fps...now, it's minor.

People went out and grabbed 970's en-masse recently because the price came down to an affordable level. If they were doing it for the reasons that you claim, then they would just get the 980.

The interactive fog looks freaking awesome.

 
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