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Signed On Dec 16, 2003, 17:42
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News Comments > South Park: The Stick of Truth Delayed
17. Re: South Park: The Stick of Truth Delayed Oct 31, 2013, 23:26 ViRGE
 
Fion wrote on Oct 31, 2013, 19:40:
Got some laughs out of that clip. Professor Chaos ftw! Still have the game on my wishlist, I can wait if that means a better game in the end.
Agreed. It looks like fun and something that I'd want to play. But it's also nice that they're not rushing it; there's nothing else quite like it and it's not as if it's at risk of becoming graphically dated, so better they get it right than get it fast.
 
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News Comments > Steam Boasts 65 Million Accounts
9. Re: Steam Boasts 65 Million Accounts Oct 30, 2013, 14:22 ViRGE
 
Keilun wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 13:56:
Verno wrote on Oct 30, 2013, 13:17:
This came up in the past, I think they qualify an account as anything with a purchase. Of course that purchase can be a single copy of Snuggle Truck, Half-Life 1 or it might be an account with thousands of games. Judging by the concurrent user numbers I have no problem believing there are roughly 25-30 million accounts that are used on a regular basis though.

With the number of F2P games (TF2, PoE, etc.) on Steam these days, counting accounts with purchases doesn't make much sense anymore. So it's probably now based on account activity in past X months?

Either way, they're impressive numbers.
F2P games don't count as purchases, the last I heard. You have to actually spend money through Steam to count.
 
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News Comments > 100 More Steam Greenlights
7. Re: 100 More Steam Greenlights Oct 29, 2013, 23:25 ViRGE
 
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 29, 2013, 18:00:
Rather ridiculous if you ask me, most of these games will flop.
Probably, but there's no reason they shouldn't be on Steam. Not being on Steam will drive away most of a game's potential audience.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 29, 2013, 14:12 ViRGE
 
wtf_man wrote on Oct 29, 2013, 08:57:
So, it's a Quadro without the cad support?

That's just stupid.
It's somewhere between a Tesla with graphics support and a Quadro K6000 without CAD support. It's also thousands of dollars cheaper than either, making it an entry level compute card that you can also play BF3 on after-hours.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 29, 2013, 07:50 ViRGE
 
Qbex . wrote on Oct 29, 2013, 02:43:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 28, 2013, 20:49:
NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 780-770 Price Cuts; GTX 780 Ti Launch Date & Price.

So what about the Titan's price?
If the 780 Ti is $699 and they feel it is sufficiently faster than the R9 290X to justify the price, why wouldn't they also loawer the $1000 Titan price? I mean it sounds like the 780 TI will spank the Titan too.

Titan price is not changing as long as folks doing compute are snatching every single one as soon as it's listed in places like Amazon, just read some of the product reviews over there - 80% of those cards most likely is not even connected to screens. Heck I can easily sell mine on Ebay and break even after 8 months of use. So I would say its a best value card I've ever own.
Exactly. Titan for gaming stopped making sense the moment GTX 780 came out; the factory overclocked cards could match it in performance for $300 less. The purpose of Titan is to be a card with GeForce graphics performance and Tesla compute performance. The next NVIDIA card up with this level of compute performance is thousands of dollars more, and that alone secures Titan at $1000.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 28, 2013, 20:59 ViRGE
 
wtf_man wrote on Oct 28, 2013, 20:49:
NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 780-770 Price Cuts; GTX 780 Ti Launch Date & Price.

So what about the Titan's price?
If the 780 Ti is $699 and they feel it is sufficiently faster than the R9 290X to justify the price, why wouldn't they also loawer the $1000 Titan price? I mean it sounds like the 780 TI will spank the Titan too.
Titan is a prosumer level card that includes compute functionality not found on any regular GeForce card. It won't get a price cut as it's not competing with either the 290X or the GTX 780 Ti.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 28, 2013, 11:25 ViRGE
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 28, 2013, 11:12:
I don't understand why all of a sudden people are expecting improved graphics, improved framerates and improved resolutions on day one. Some titles will ALWAYS choose to run slower but look better, on every single platform.
Because it has been 8 friggin years since the HD (but not really) consoles came out. A newly released console not doing 1080p is a bit absurd at the end of 2013.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
9. Re: Saturday Mobilization Oct 26, 2013, 17:13 ViRGE
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 26, 2013, 14:32:
Microsoft cuts Surface Pro prices by a further $100, now starting at $699.

OUCH.
Eh, not so much. With the Pro 2 being out, the Pro 1 is pretty much done for. This is Microsoft cutting the price to help clear out the old Pro 1 inventory.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA G-SYNC Display Tech
27. Re: NVIDIA G-SYNC Display Tech Oct 18, 2013, 23:19 ViRGE
 
Creston wrote on Oct 18, 2013, 23:02:
siapnar wrote on Oct 18, 2013, 19:03:
Would this equate to lower framerates not looking so shitty as well, considering the refresh rate is matched?

Sorry, I'm no techie

I don't think the monitor would sync to lower framerates than its default refresh rate (likely 60hz.) It'll just run at 60hz unless your fps goes above 60, then it just scales up.
It syncs to everything down to 30Hz. If a frame doesn't come in 33ms, it will refresh the display with the same frame.
 
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News Comments > Arkham Games Ditch GFWL
33. Re: Arkham Games Ditch GFWL Oct 18, 2013, 05:51 ViRGE
 
So how many major games are left with GFWL? Off of of the top of my head I can think of GTA IV, Dead Rising 2, various Codemasters racing games, Resident Evil 5, and Street Fighter (whose next edition drops GFWL anyhow). Am I missing anything important?  
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News Comments > DICE: Linux Needs "One Killer App or Game"
32. Re: DICE: Linux Needs Oct 13, 2013, 23:11 ViRGE
 
MattyC wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 21:45:
Dev wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 19:21:
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 13, 2013, 14:47:
I am sure all five of those who use Linux as a gaming platform would be willing to hand over the money require to make a AAA title be Linux-compatible right out of the gate.

I kid. I kid.
You may think you kid but you are actually correct.
You ever look at the humble bundle numbers? Linux users average a higher donation the mac or windows users, though they do have a vastly smaller number of purchases.

Is this a new development? In the past I thought OS X had the highest?
It depends on the game. But in general with Mac OS X getting so many ports these days, it's the Linux guys putting up the biggest individual contributions. Which is the right move on their part, but they're still fighting against much larger user bases.

High individual contributions only last so long as the platform is in the evangelist phase, which Mac OS X is past.
 
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II Patch
3. Re: Total War: ROME II Patch Oct 12, 2013, 09:48 ViRGE
 
Patch 4 is out of beta already? That was refreshingly quick.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Oct 11, 2013, 09:59 ViRGE
 
I don't want to even guess at how much that cost them. SLJ can't be cheap.  
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News Comments > Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix This Month
1. Re: Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix This Month Oct 11, 2013, 09:50 ViRGE
 
"How the Saints Saved Christmas" Laugh  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
3. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 4, 2013, 00:35 ViRGE
 
Paranoid Jack wrote on Oct 3, 2013, 23:44:
“We should be slapped” for BF4's unlocks, says creative director.

There fixed it...
BF4's unlocks. BF3's unlocks. BC2's unlocks.

Battlefield should not have unlocks, period. 4 or 5 classes, every vehicle has a single loadout. Win with the tools at your disposal, not for sinking more hours into the game than the next guy.
 
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News Comments > BioShock 2 Removes GFWL; Joins Steam
16. Re: BioShock 2 Removes GFWL; Joins Steam Oct 4, 2013, 00:34 ViRGE
 
Prez wrote on Oct 3, 2013, 17:44:
The news is a bit late, but still an awesome move. Considering how old the game is they would have been forgiven for just leaving it with the unsupported (and abysmally awful) GWL. Hopefully they get respect from the community for this gesture.
Agreed in full. The game is old enough that they could have easily done nothing, so the fact that they went through all of this effort makes them an upstanding publisher/developer in my book.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 3 TMed
7. Re: Half-Life 3 TMed Oct 1, 2013, 22:44 ViRGE
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 1, 2013, 21:13:
I'm not hopeful about this. If it happens it happens, super. Otherwise forget it. Particularly if it's tied into needing their Steam OS and their gamepad or some such nonsense. And even if it does get announced in the next year this is Valve we're talking about. So you'll likely be waiting several more years after that to boot.
Agreed. If it happens I'll take interest in it when it's released; until then Valve's development cycles are too sketchy to waste the energy caring.
 
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News Comments > Terraria Patched
8. Re: Terraria Patched Oct 1, 2013, 11:20 ViRGE
 
DrSquick wrote on Oct 1, 2013, 10:02:
I bought Terraria very early on, and just haven't been able to get into it. I absolutely love Minecraft, and have easily sunk 2000+ hours into it, so it absolutely is my genre of game. The biggest issue I seem to have is the graphics are so bad that I have a lot of trouble telling the ores apart.
Ditto to all of that. Despite the fact that it's essentially 2D Minecraft, Terraria never gripped me. Something about being 2D is too constraining, coupled with the fact that like you I can't tell half the ores apart due to how similar they look.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Sep 30, 2013, 20:14 ViRGE
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 30, 2013, 13:14:
Some games with QTEs are damn near impossible.
Some games with QTEs are absolutely vile to your hardware. Wardens in SR4, anyone? It practically requires beating up your keyboard.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 20, 2013, 23:31 ViRGE
 
That's nearly 17 million units of the game moved in 3 days. Geeze...  
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