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News Comments > DOOM Reveal at E3
32. Re: DOOM Reveal at E3 May 18, 2015, 16:51 Krovven
 
SirKnight wrote on May 18, 2015, 16:47:
Darks wrote on May 18, 2015, 16:15:
this is their newer engine, Rage 4.

Rage 4? WTH is that? You mean idTech 6.

RAGE engine is the GTA V engine. Still an amusing mistake though.

 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Announced
10. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Announced May 18, 2015, 16:26 Krovven
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on May 18, 2015, 12:38:
Great, looking forward to it. I still enjoy playing Beyond Earth and have a multiplayer game that's been going about five months now.

While BE hasn't captured me like Civ5, I've also only played BE a tiny fraction of the time. I'll get this xpac, just like I'll get just about anything Firaxis.

Still wishing they would put Civ5 on Vita or tablets.

 
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News Comments > DOOM Reveal at E3
25. Re: DOOM Reveal at E3 May 18, 2015, 16:19 Krovven
 
Darks wrote on May 18, 2015, 16:15:
bhcompy wrote on May 18, 2015, 13:50:
I see they haven't graduated from the Doom 3 engine that makes everything look like clay.

I think you would be very wrong about the engine. this is their newer engine, Rage 4. Not the older one Doom 3 was created on.

Sheldon? Can we call you Sheldon? Sarcasm. Learn it.

 
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News Comments > DOOM Reveal at E3
24. Re: DOOM Reveal at E3 May 18, 2015, 16:18 Krovven
 
Lords of Destruction (I goofed) Resurrection of Evil expansion was quite good. Doom 3 vanilla was above average. Doom 3 vanilla modded to make the shotgun not suck, add more dynamic lights, etc...the game was pretty fun. I never cared as much about the Flashlight controversy, but I still did use a flashlight mod as well (after completing it once without mods).

It makes me laugh when people complain about monster closets when it comes to Doom 3, but none of the other previous games. Happens in all of the Doom games and at least the first Quake game. Pick up an item, flip a switch, step on a pressure plate...wall opens monsters come out. This might be right behind you, right in front of you, or around the corner so you don't know it's coming.

This video only has 1 thing in focus, so hard to judge on anything else. It's also obviously console textures. I'll wait to see more.

Damnit, I forgot, I'm not giving Bethesda any of my money anymore...except maybe when there is a sale.

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
11. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 16, 2015, 22:08 Krovven
 
ViRGE wrote on May 16, 2015, 16:15:
Redmask wrote on May 16, 2015, 15:27:
It's just a game and has nothing to do with the rest of the operating system. Might as well freak out at the inclusion of Solitaire. We've been testing Windows 10 at work and its perfectly fine, much better than Windows 8 in terms of accommodating all user devices with minimal compromise. The small resource footprint and requirements are great too, its a big improvement over Windows 7. Don't listen to the people who can't even bothered to load it up and just parrot whatever they hear on Slashdot.
It's not just a game. It's Microsoft including software from a company who engages in blatantly unethical, predatory practices. People don't spend money on Candy Crush because they want to, they spend money because the game is engineered down to the last bit to manipulate them into doing so.

Uhh no. I played Candy Crush for awhile (until I was bored) and never payed anything.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Launch Cinematic
29. Re: The Witcher 3 Launch Cinematic May 15, 2015, 05:28 Krovven
 
Alamar wrote on May 15, 2015, 01:01:
Apparently the bite from the trailer is represented in Witcher 2...

Here...

I don't think that was a reference to the event in this video. He is older now than when he got that bite. Unless I'm missing something in the timeline.

 
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News Comments > Diablo III Perma-CC Nerf Plans
18. Re: Diablo III Perma-CC Nerf Plans May 14, 2015, 20:29 Krovven
 
Brumbek wrote on May 14, 2015, 17:02:
Krovven wrote on May 14, 2015, 14:24:
There is nothing intellectual about PoE players just looking up builds on a website and copying them.
I do my own builds...I only look up stuff once I reach about level 80-85. Then I compare my build to others for fun and learning. You argument might as well say Monkey Island and adventure games are stupid because all you do is look up the solutions online.

That's nice. You were the one that made the claim that PoE is somehow more intellectual. To me it just sounds like you are shoving rainbows up your ass to make you feel more special than someone playing another game.

Anyways, I've posted about it before, and Descender spoke about it below. PoE has complexity through obscurity. But that's not even the problem for me. It will always be the "clunkiness" of it. Everytime I try and play it, I just can't get over it. Even Grim Dawn feels better...yet it isn't as good as D3 either.

One last thing to mention, that I didn't bother with before. D3 is anything but grindy. In a season I can go from 0 to 70 and be at Torment 6 (rank 25 Grift) within 20 hours easily. I'll have a full set of most of the class sets by 30 hours and from there it's finding specific pieces, getting Ancients and leveling up gems.

The only people putting hundreds or thousands of hours into D3 now are hardcores that are going for the top in the leaderboards. But they are also spending a large amount of time looking for the right type of rifts to accomplish the good runs on.

I aim for rank 40, which is quite easily attainable in well under 100 hours. For me, now I just like having different builds and gear sets on multiple toons of the same class. So I pick one at the start of the season, get the new gear and anything that is an upgrade for the other builds, gets kept and transferred at the end of the season.

 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Launch Cinematic
5. Re: The Witcher 3 Launch Cinematic May 14, 2015, 19:54 Krovven
 
That was fantastic.

Am I the only one that doesn't like the look of Geralt this time around? He is supposed to be older, but he looks younger, than he did in The Witcher 2. Even with the grey hair and beard, his skin and something about his face, just doesn't look like him.

When I look at screens of him in W3 and W2 side by side, I prefer the look of him in W2.

My girlfriend just pointed out that he seems to have a bigger more square jaw in Witcher 2 than he does in Witcher 3. Nose is a bit different too.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 14, 2015, 15:24 Krovven
 
To me it seems the judges reasons for not allowing this are really thin.

I'm sure there is precedence for this somewhere, but class action lawsuits should't require everyone to have experienced the exact reason for the class action.

ie: Drug awards...you will only have had to take the drug, not have actually experienced the negative side-effects to be eligible.

or: In the case of the PSN Sony breach, they had to offer compensation to any customers during that period, not just those that were directly effected.

On the other hand...I never felt this was worthy of a lawsuit anyways. If this were true, then CDPR should be getting sued for the same thing.

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News Comments > Diablo III Perma-CC Nerf Plans
12. Re: Diablo III Perma-CC Nerf Plans May 14, 2015, 14:24 Krovven
 
Brumbek wrote on May 14, 2015, 12:37:
The big appeal of PoE isn't the loot grind but the intellectual pursuit of learning and building amazing characters...... PoE is one of the deepest, most intellectual games ever made.

HAHAHA. At first I thought you were being sarcastic, then you said it again, then followed it up trashing D3. Now I just think you are Axis with another account licking his own ass.

PoE an intellectual game? Oh please. Stop making me laugh. There is nothing intellectual about PoE players just looking up builds on a website and copying them.

I do intend to give PoE another go, but the last 2 times I've tried it has played like shit. It's clunky and unresponsive. The rest of the game mechanics including the skill tree means nothing to me when it plays like a 20 year old game.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy’s The Division Delayed
9. Re: Tom Clancy’s The Division Delayed May 12, 2015, 23:28 Krovven
 
Wasn't this originally due last year, then delayed to this year...now delayed to next year?

From the video they showed last year, it looks good...but repeated long delays makes me question the quality. A few short delays, ok, you are close but need to polish. Long delays...fundamental management problem.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
45. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway? May 12, 2015, 14:16 Krovven
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 12, 2015, 02:16:
Krovven wrote on May 12, 2015, 02:05:
That's not what I see. I see "Downloading % (26gb)"


Sounds like a bug, and I don't see any reports of it in mantis. I'm currently using build 1.0.0.871 Bug reports should probably be filed here: http://mantis.gog.com

I don't think so. It's not like it's showing nothing. It's showing a completed percentage as it goes. The same info that is shown on the other screen.

And I see no option to change it.

 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
22. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2015, 02:05 Krovven
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 12, 2015, 01:45:
Jerykk wrote on May 11, 2015, 23:48:
GOG Galaxy is pretty barebones right now. Doesn't even show download speed.

Uh...what?

That's not what I see. I see "Downloading % (26gb)"

 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Sales Disappoint
33. Re: Alien: Isolation Sales Disappoint May 11, 2015, 15:55 Krovven
 
Aero wrote on May 11, 2015, 15:02:
They should take the engine and assets for Alien Isolation and release a co-op action FPS and go with a sort of Space Hulk situation where your team's job, as Colonial Marines is to go in and exterminate the aliens on a ship or station or something. Sort of like a zombie shooter but with aliens instead.

Sell it for $25 with a reasonable number of levels, and they'd have a pretty good game that'd sell well.

Your suggestion is to slap together another mediocre shooter? /facepalm


I tried Alien Isolation and I was bored 20min in. Never loaded it again. While Colonial Marines was average at best, I at least still had lots of fun with it.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
12. Re: Into the Black May 9, 2015, 15:23 Krovven
 
Quboid wrote on May 8, 2015, 23:13:
nin wrote on May 8, 2015, 22:49:
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?

Also, check out this footage of an asshole camaro causing an accident after being egged on by an asshole truck.

Scary to begin with, but once it turned and started heading back towards the highway - yikes!

edit: And holy hell, they camero owner deserves every bit of pain and suffering he gets. Love to see if that made the news, and the aftermath.



Camero driver arrested and charged.


Truck driver should be given at least a ticket.

Camero was intoxicated and shouldn't have even tried to make that first lane change. Book need to get thrown at him. Truck driver however, then proceeded to intentionally block the Camero. That's about the dumbest thing he could have done in this situation, which actually led to the crash. If he had just gotten out of the way, this wouldn't have happened. It may have happened elsewhere, or maybe the drunk moron makes it home without harming anyone.

Being a good driver isn't just about controlling your own car, but also recognizing hazardous situations and getting out of them...not making them worse.

 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 GMG Key Dispute
36. Re: The Witcher 3 GMG Key Dispute May 9, 2015, 02:15 Krovven
 
Flatline wrote on May 8, 2015, 11:51:
Tumbler wrote on May 7, 2015, 13:30:
It's bullshit. CDProject is engaging in anti competitive behavior because they want to be the only place to buy keys for the game online.

This is blatantly false: You can buy keys for W3 *all over the place*.

In fact, considering that GMG is eating the cost of the discount to intentionally spite CDPR and other key resellers, I'd say that it's GMG who is participating in anti-competitive behavior. That's classic monopoly behavior right there.

And to be frank we don't know what each side was requesting in a deal to resell keys. It's possible that GMG was asking for something in their deal that was completely unreasonable- extra discounts beyond what was offered to other people or exclusivity or something else like that. We really don't know why GMG was denied when like a dozen other resellers were approved. It suggests to me that something in doing business with GMG was unsavory to CDPR.

My guess originally was that CDPR didn't want GMG selling Witcher 3 with their discount codes, potentially making it cheaper than it is on GoG, regardless of owning previous Witcher games.

Prices I see here in Canada...I have both games on GoG and Steam.

GoG - $46.99 and $37.59 if you own both of the previous games.
GMG - $59.99 Voucher codes do work though, currently 20% making it $48.00
Steam - $59.99 and $47.99 if you own both of the previous games.
Origin - $66.49 (very odd regular price) and $59.84 preorder discount.

Pricing is all over the place, but GoG remains cheapest. GMG's little 35% off stunt was gone the next day. GoG's base price is $13 cheaper than anywhere else and the DLC is $5 cheaper than everywhere else.

Can't say with any certainty, but it kinda looks to me like CDPR is the one being anti-competitive. At least I got it free with my vid card.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews May 9, 2015, 00:20 Krovven
 
Task wrote on May 8, 2015, 18:05:
Well Conan's disclaimer for these is that he's not good at most of these games anyways. Publishers just pay him to expose some footage from their games is all even if he just talks and jokes randomly about it, and possibly? not really ever really play it later or maybe he does who knows.

He's said he isn't a gamer and doesn't play them. But maybe that's just part of the act.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed May 8, 2015, 18:56 Krovven
 
Razumen wrote on May 8, 2015, 15:52:
Krovven wrote on May 8, 2015, 15:27:
Task wrote on May 8, 2015, 10:04:
When I went to that article, I admit I read the first first paragraph and quit and then clicked on this other Valve article there instead:

Valve's flat structure leads to cliques, says ex-employee

No wonder they are lagging behind on game development; their production is all over the place like a hyperactive kid that doesn't know what to concentrate on. Jeri's group was working on VR-type hardware glasses, they get laid off, and then Valve announces their VR.
"Hmm, remember that group we fired... working on the VR?" - Employee 1
"Yeah?" - Employee 2
"Let's make the a VR thing now, it should be profitable now." Employee 1
"Hey guys, we need more people over on HL3," - HL3 employee
"Nah, that's not profitable right now," - Employee 1

Ever think of looking up the reason they were released instead of jumping to conclusions?

Valve had 2 different VR teams working on 2 different implementations. They stuck with one, releasing the other AND allowed that leaving team to take their tech with them and continue on their own. Despite the obvious conflict.

What company does that? A good one.


I don't know, Oculus and the Vive are pretty damn similar, and I wouldn't agree it's good business practice to let your employees leave with tech they developed under your roof and become competitors.

I honestly don't know much about the VR/AR options. I think it's a stupid niche thing like 3D glasses for gaming. I have zero interest in wearing headgear while I game, considering how much I do game.

But the AR that the other team was working on, works differently and does different things. Obviously Valve felt they weren't losing out on anything, even if that team did succeed.

I never said it was good or bad for business. I said that's how Valve does things. We also don't know the circumstances they began working on the project. Maybe one or more of the team came in with the concept that was their own and Valve just covered the R&D costs for a year. We don't really know. Valve made their choice and shockingly in this business they didn't screw the employees effected by it.

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Modding Clarified
19. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Modding Clarified May 8, 2015, 16:15 Krovven
 
Dacron wrote on May 8, 2015, 10:21:
I always play with random pubs, I can't tell if incoming requests are from crew members or not so I just join a job I feel like playing.

Is there a way to tell the difference between pub and crew member invites?

Look at the list of Crew members online in the menu? Play with them, get to know names so you know if they are crew or not?

I'm a little jaded at this point when it comes to the Blues Crew. 125 Crew members and there is only a few of us on with any regularity (some console obviously, but I only see 1 console person on and it's always the same person). The others that come online never join invites or only play single player.

I've been inviting people I meet in Heist that play well and/or communicate, so at this point the active crew is beginning to be populated by people that don't even know what BluesNews is.

There are at least a few of us considering leaving to find an "active" Crew.

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Modding Clarified
18. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Modding Clarified May 8, 2015, 16:06 Krovven
 
Dacron wrote on May 8, 2015, 09:54:
Krovven wrote on May 8, 2015, 02:05:
I've never once seen someone complain about heist payouts.

On the Pacific Job, I am level 60, 2 others at 30, host is level 15. We just ran him through all the set-ups, showing him the ropes (he was new, never done the heist).

Final day he sets himself at 70%, us at 10% each. 700k vs 100k. We all laugh and say no especially as he needs bigger guns for the escape firefight. He begins to cry, and whine on the mic this is what he wants, he wants more money he deserves it blah blah blah (Odd... he never used the mic until then...). I just left.

Was frustrating. Probably took an hour to get through it all to the final day. On the opposite side though, every other player has paid 20% on the final job, even had one toss 25% to everyone on all final days.

There are a few kids out there, but you can find decent players looking for heist members.

That sucks, but it's certainly not the norm.

The guy will NEVER find a crew to do the final heist with him for a 10% cut, unless they are his buddies and doing him a favor. So he loses 100% of the cut because he will never get it done.

The norm on any heist is 40%, 20%, 20%, 20%, and I have not see anyone do it differently.

 
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