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Signed On Apr 8, 2005, 11:25
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News Comments > NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed
17. Re: NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed Mar 21, 2013, 12:28 theyarecomingforyou
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 10:48:
Ummm the shit they used in LA Noire was fucking tits... why the fuck isn't EVERY GAME using it by now?
Because it looked shit, was hugely exaggerated and limited the game to running at 30fps. It was like they recorded an actor and then stretched the video over a 3D-model - it plummeted right into uncanny valley. Both Far Cry 3 and Crysis 3 had better facial animations overall; not as nuanced maybe but they looked more "real".

Don't get me wrong, I respect what LA Noire accomplished but the technology just wasn't right, even though they spent an insane amount of time developing it.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed
9. Re: NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed Mar 21, 2013, 10:21 theyarecomingforyou
 
SXO wrote on Mar 21, 2013, 09:31:
Unfortunately, due to a lack of competition, the extreme performance these chips produced, and nVidia's overt greed, they decided to use the GK104 as the high-end card, and saved the GK110 to the "refresh" cycle.
It was nothing to do with that. The yields were simply appalling, meaning that nVidia had to substantially scale them back - it's the reason why the Titan is only being made available in very limited quantities. If nVidia could produce a card that would blow away the competition and further increase their market share then it would.

As for the technology here, it's quite impressive but it all comes down to what developers do with it. It's useless without substantial improvements to AI, which haven't been forthcoming. We are years away from a game being able to include a single enemy that provides a challenge without simply giving them huge amounts of health or making them hard to hit - that's why games have cannon fodder enemies, cutscenes and boss fights. We are years from enemies that demonstrate true contextual emotions, like fear, anger and empathy. Developers are getting better at concealing the limitations but AI has improved at a fraction of the pace that graphics and physics have.
 
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News Comments > No Plans for Single-Player Tomb Raider Expansions
32. Re: No Plans for Single-Player Tomb Raider Expansions Mar 20, 2013, 16:02 theyarecomingforyou
 
I'm disappointed that there won't be any singleplayer DLC or expansions, especially to focus on multiplayer DLC. I'm really not a fan of competitive multiplayer games any more, as I just don't have the motivation to sink hundreds of hours to learn all the exploits and memorise the levels - I'm fine with team based multiplayer, but my favourite is co-op.

As for the game, aside from the technical issues I really enjoyed it. The game took me 11hrs to complete (my brother told me it took him 7hrs) and 18hrs to 100%. While I'm kinda glad that I took the time to find all the items, as I'm a huge Tomb Raider fan, I found it pretty tedious - trying to find tiny items that are difficult to see, even with the Survival Instinct. It really is for the OCD types, not for those who actually enjoy gaming.
 
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News Comments > TF2 Oculus Rift Details
26. Re: TF2 Oculus Rift Details Mar 20, 2013, 04:50 theyarecomingforyou
 
The videos / articles I've seen have been using the OR as a substitute for a mouse, which it shouldn't be. The mouse / controller r-stick should be used to control where you aim, while the keyboard / controller l-stick should be use to control your movement. That means strafing will have to be replaced with turning or changed using a modified (when you hold Shift you strafe; when you don't you turn). If that were the case then the OR would give you an advantage over traditional inputs.  
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News Comments > TF2 Oculus Rift Details
6. Re: TF2 Oculus Rift Details Mar 19, 2013, 11:00 theyarecomingforyou
 
Frijoles wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 10:30:
A lot of us are hoping for support with Amnesia. Although I will most likely lock my door should I play it. I don't want family members sneaking up on me.
Oh God, it's bad enough playing the game as it is now - I can't imagine how scary it would be if it was ever MORE immersive.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Won't Include DOOM 3
11. Re: Oculus Rift Won't Include DOOM 3 Mar 18, 2013, 11:51 theyarecomingforyou
 
Cyant wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 11:28:
I would buy an Occulus Rift headset for 500$ just for Skyrim alone so count me in when this release to the public
Nah, but I'd buy one just for Star Citizen (support for it has already been announced).
 
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News Comments > On SimCity Offline Regional Play
6. Re: On SimCity Offline Regional Play Mar 16, 2013, 18:21 theyarecomingforyou
 
nin wrote on Mar 16, 2013, 18:14:
I'm a little surprised the backlash has been what it is. That's a good thing, but I'm still surprised...
That's what happens when casual users only familiar with The Sims decide to buy a game and don't understand why it has to be played online. More people will recognise SimCity because of The Sims than because of the previous games.
 
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer
4. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World Expansion This Summer Mar 15, 2013, 11:07 theyarecomingforyou
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 15, 2013, 09:49:
But holy cheating mother fucker, the ai at king+ is a bastard.
Yeah. The highest I've got is winning on Emperor, though I've come close on Immortal.

I'm certainly looking forward to this expansion, as Gods & Kings was a huge improvement. I've only logged 150hrs but I've definitely got my money's worth.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Patch Adds VR Training Center
31. Re: PlanetSide 2 Patch Adds VR Training Center Mar 13, 2013, 23:33 theyarecomingforyou
 
So I got into the game and within seconds it crashed to desktop, giving me a "GAME ERROR G12" message in a web browser. Then I launched into it again and everything worked, except even on max graphics it was running at 150fps so my GPUs went into overdrive - enabling v-sync solved that. As for the game, I had absolutely no clue what to do - it literally made no sense and I've been playing first person shooters since the original Wolfenstein 3D.

Also, the game either has a really shitty UI or it's broken on my system. I'm pretty sure it's not meant to have error messages everywhere or hash-tags and UI before every item.

No wonder they have to give it away for free.
 
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Patch Adds VR Training Center
29. Re: PlanetSide 2 Patch Adds VR Training Center Mar 13, 2013, 22:37 theyarecomingforyou
 
I seem to recall giving this game a go and being thoroughly unimpressed but seeing this topic made me give it another go. Seeing that it was already in my Steam list I launched the game only to find it needed to download 7.5GB of data. What. The. Fuck. What the hell is the 9.7GB of data in my Steam folder doing then? And why the fuck is it downloading at 1/4 the speed I usually get from Steam?

It's pretty impressive for a game to piss me off before even getting to play it. Then there's the minor touches, like the English language option displaying an American flag - I live in England, the country that invented the language. Is it really necessary to piss off the 120 million English speaking people that live in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand by displaying an American flag? Either display the geographically appropriate flag or don't bother.

Argh, it doesn't even give me an ETA - just a meaningless percentage bar.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Patched
31. Re: Tomb Raider Patched Mar 11, 2013, 23:34 theyarecomingforyou
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 22:55:
Massive Breast reduction surgery? Political correctness hit Tomb raider. Dont believe me check out this screenshot.
Guys, she still has pretty big breasts: One; Two; Three. They may be small when compared to the average American man / woman but that's only due to obesity.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Patched
17. Re: Tomb Raider Patched Mar 11, 2013, 14:36 theyarecomingforyou
 
Jraptor59 wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 13:16:
Well, I got a huge crash about 10 minutes in, while really loving the game, with the new patch. This game also doesn't support SLI.
It does support SLI, but only with the 314.14 drivers (which crash with tessellation). Apparently there is a SLI workaround for the 310.90 drivers, so I'll have to try that next.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
22. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2013, 14:32 theyarecomingforyou
 
fujiJuice wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 14:16:
I own both the 360 and the PS3, and while I rarely, very rarely play games on them, I use the 360 several times a day. Like someone said, you can buy Live, if you shop around, for a year at around $30, which is money I would rather not have to pay, but I feel I get value out of.

The 360 has so many extra features, some which the PS3 has, but doesn't do nearly as well, that I find myself using it as a media console and not a gaming console.
My brother is the same. He owns a X360, PS3 and Wii, yet he pretty much uses the X360 exclusively (he also games on PC). The biggest fans of the PS3 seem to be those who own it as their only console or who dislike Microsoft as a company - most people that own both prefer the X360.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2013, 12:20 theyarecomingforyou
 
Trevellian wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 11:48:
The fact of the matter remains, Microsoft's throne was built on 2 series this generation. Halo and Gears. Bungie is gone, Capps and Cliffy are gone. Neither series will quite be the same, just in the same way COD went downhill after the loss of it's creators.
Halo and GOW will remain big sellers, just like COD has. Halo 4 was made by a different studio and yet earned $300m in the first week, which was a record high for the franchise. Sony has exclusives too but not on the same scale. I mean, take Uncharted for instance - the last game didn't even top the charts on release. I think your characterisation of Sony's exclusives is deeply flawed.

However, Sony is the perceived underdog going into the next generation and this time it isn't gambling on a new technology like Blu-ray. It has worked much more closely with developers on the specs of the PS4 and has deliberately designed it to be similar to PC specs for easier crossplatform development. It also has a more open online offering than Microsoft. It is a much more gamer friendly offering.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has become increasingly arrogant and while it still has the better exclusives it hasn't done enough to generate new exclusives. It all comes down to what Microsoft do with their next-gen releases - if it's more of the same then that won't be enough; if it's a generation leap then they might just be able to inch out a lead.

I really don't want to see Microsoft win the next generation of consoles, as it will mean it will continue to treat PC gamers like dirt.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Patched
7. Re: Tomb Raider Patched Mar 11, 2013, 11:21 theyarecomingforyou
 
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 11:15:
It's shorter than Uncharted?? Uncharted lasts like six hours... :|
I've played for 9hrs already, so it's not that short.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Patched
6. Re: Tomb Raider Patched Mar 11, 2013, 11:20 theyarecomingforyou
 
Xero wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 11:00:
Can't say enough good things about this game. Really awesome. The fact that they continue to push for better performance is always good news considering I have zero complaints thus far...
That's certainly not true for me. The game is a technical disaster. It's unstable, performance is sketchy, there are lots of graphical issues (1,2,3,4) and some of the crashes have even gone as far as resetting my computer, which is incredibly rare with Windows nowadays.

Don't get me wrong, the gameplay is great and I'm really enjoyed the game but on a technical level it's a disaster for me and a lot of other 6xx series nVidia users. The patch didn't do anything to improve performance, though that will probably come from a driver update (whenever nVidia finally releases it).
 
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
23. Re: SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused Mar 8, 2013, 17:46 theyarecomingforyou
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 17:44:
I mean, what the fuck. After A:CM and Sim City we're beyond parody.
The only thing that could top it would be a surprise sequel to RAGE!
 
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
22. Re: SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused Mar 8, 2013, 17:45 theyarecomingforyou
 
I'm Mr Schadenfreude. Keep up the good work EA. Guitarist  
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News Comments > Dodgy Steam Key Warning
21. Re: Dodgy Steam Key Warning Mar 8, 2013, 10:16 theyarecomingforyou
 
BicycleRepairMan wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 08:39:
They bear the cost because Steam/valve didnt handle the transaction. These keys were purchased on UW's website, you then got a serial you had to activate on steam.
Yes, but how exactly is a retailer supposed to prevent a stolen credit card being used? If a bank knows that a card is stolen then any purchases should be prevented; if not then the bank should be held liable for the cost. That way there would be an incentive for them to improve their security. Passing the cost on to retailers is incredibly unfair.

When they say $30,000 in fees, I'm interested to know whether that's an actual loss. If they are simply refunding the purchase price and invalidating the licence then there is no material loss for the retailer (only the consumer) - they are simply refunding illegal purchases. If that's money they'd had to pay in costs then that's crazy.
 
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News Comments > Dodgy Steam Key Warning
19. Re: Dodgy Steam Key Warning Mar 8, 2013, 08:36 theyarecomingforyou
 
El Pit wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 07:54:
theyarecomingforyou, just checked GameKeys4U.net. They got lots of RU(ssian) keys, which means you might run into problems. You'd have to activate them via VPN, which Steam forbids. I don't know whether Steam's Mr. Burns really would unleash the dogs of their Enforcement Team, though. ;)
All their Steam Gifts are region free (it states so on the website) and the other games they offer on Steam list which region they apply to. They do have games that require VPN for activation (i.e. Russian keys) but it lists that on the order page.

Definitely people should avoid Russian keys at all costs.
 
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