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News Comments > GeForce Tomb Raider Fixes Inbound
10. Re: GeForce Tomb Raider Fixes Inbound Mar 7, 2013, 10:46 theyarecomingforyou
 
wtf_man wrote on Mar 7, 2013, 10:15:
To me, this is ass backwards.

nVidia and AMD shouldn't have to adjust drivers for new games. New games need to be developed for the latest drivers released. Period.
It's a two-way thing. The developer should design the game for the latest drivers they have available to them but manufacturers should be given access to final code to allow them to make specific optimisations. Apparently the new nVidia drivers have more problems than the previous version, so it's hard to say for certain who is most responsible for the situation.

At the end of the day developers and manufacturers should work together to give customers the best possible experience. That clearly didn't happen with this game.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Tomb Raider Fixes Inbound
4. Re: GeForce Tomb Raider Fixes Inbound Mar 7, 2013, 09:51 theyarecomingforyou
 
necrosis wrote on Mar 7, 2013, 09:40:
Fixes for what? Good chunk into the game and zero issues here.
I've encountered major stability issues. The game is unplayable with tessellation enabled and even with it disabled I still get crashes that require a complete computer reset (i.e. it's not possible to Ctrl-Alt-Del or Alt-Tab out). I've also noticed some texture shimmering and performance drops.

It's a shame that developers don't work more closely with GPU manufacturers, particularly when there are only two major companies. nVidia and AMD should both be given the final code as soon as the game goes gold so they can release performance drivers to coincide with release.
 
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News Comments > Tomb Raider DLC on Xbox 360 This Month
6. Re: Tomb Raider DLC on Xbox 360 This Month Mar 7, 2013, 05:23 theyarecomingforyou
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 7, 2013, 04:46:
Must be playing a different game than I, I'm a good halfway through and the only QTE-like events have been non-intrusive and minimal. Unless you're talking about the "press E" to catch yourself from falling, which I don't think qualifies as a QTE.
Actually, there are quite a lot of QTEs but they're not too intrustive.

So far I'm really enjoying the game. It definitely has a different feel to it than the earlier games and I've only come across a single tomb so far (it was small and incredibly easy) but I'm still early in the game. Overall the gameplay is well done and the graphics are great. Unfortunately stability is very poor, which seems to be an nVidia issue - disabling tessellation greatly reduced the number of crashes but it's not resolved yet. Hopefully some driver updates and game patches will address that.

It's still too early to say what I think of the game but it definitely has potential.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored Named GotY at BAFTAs
14. Re: Dishonored Named GotY at BAFTAs Mar 6, 2013, 14:55 theyarecomingforyou
 
I think it's a very good list. I would have liked to have seen Dear Esther win the award for Artistic Achievement but it was a bit of a long shot. XCOM:EU and FC3 deserved their respective awards and were both excellent games in their own right but I think Dishonored is the right title to take GOTY; it wasn't as impressive technically but I think the setting was very compelling and the gameplay was refreshing.  
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News Comments > Soren Johnson at Stardock
1. Re: Soren Johnson at Stardock Mar 4, 2013, 20:53 theyarecomingforyou
 
They must have offered him a decent chunk of money, as not many developers would want to work for a prick like Brad Wardell.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Defiance Likely a Film Title
18. Re: Deus Ex: Human Defiance Likely a Film Title Mar 2, 2013, 11:09 theyarecomingforyou
 
mag wrote on Mar 2, 2013, 10:50:
Don't be so down, guys. It could be every bit as good as the first Mortal Kombat.
That was an awesome film! It's a shame that they ruined the sequel by recasting Rayden.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Defiance Likely a Film Title
3. Re: Deus Ex: Human Defiance Likely a Film Title Mar 1, 2013, 20:42 theyarecomingforyou
 
Isn't it still likely that it will be accompanied by a game?  
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News Comments > Metro: Last Light Dawns in May
3. Re: Metro: Last Light Dawns in May Mar 1, 2013, 12:34 theyarecomingforyou
 
I'm really glad that this is still being released, as I was really worried when THQ ran into financial problems.

I loved Metro 2033 and this is easily one of the games I'm most looking forward to.
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers
58. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Mar 1, 2013, 12:29 theyarecomingforyou
 
Verno wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 09:54:
Or maybe he just speaks for himself, whoa amazing! Rolleyes
No, definitely "living parody".
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: 1313 on Hold?
14. Re: Star Wars: 1313 on Hold? Mar 1, 2013, 08:33 theyarecomingforyou
 
Jackplug wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 05:58:
tbh it looked shit when i saw it, the fighting sequences were terrible. As usual a crappy effect with lots of visuals that requires no effort to kill...
Then you must have watched a different video, as it looks pretty good in this one. The animations were definitely a step up from your average third-person game and the acting seemed pretty decent, especially for a Star Wars game.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Details, Including Save Imports
7. Re: The Witcher 3 Details, Including Save Imports Feb 28, 2013, 21:51 theyarecomingforyou
 
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 20:51:
I got further in (original) Witcher than I did previously, but still ended up quitting.
I really want to complete it based upon how much I love The Witcher 2 but the gameplay is just so clunky. If only the updated version hadn't been cancelled, as I'd love to play TW with the TW2 gameplay and engine.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: 1313 on Hold?
2. Re: Star Wars: 1313 on Hold? Feb 28, 2013, 20:53 theyarecomingforyou
 
That would seem a strange move considering the revival of the brand. From what I saw it looked quite promising but if there's a way to fuck it up then LucasArts is the company to find it.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers
54. Re: Ubisoft Courting PC Gamers Feb 28, 2013, 13:06 theyarecomingforyou
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 24, 2013, 05:17:
Of which anti-consumer practices do you speak? Not selling their newer games on Steam and requiring Origin is pretty lame but at least Origin is better than Uplay. Uplay is utterly worthless.

EA's anti-consumer practices:

1) Boycotting Steam
2) Pay-2-Win
3) Obscene pricing (40-45 for most new games, when on Steam they're typically under 30)
4) Draconian ToS conditions
5) Shutting down servers for games less than a year old

Now I don't expect every publisher to live up to my high expectations but at some point I have to draw the line and EA doesn't even come close to making the cut.

UPlay is an inconvenience but at least it's relatively innocuous; it's easily preferable to GFWL. Origin is an alright client and I don't even have any problem with games on Steam requiring it but I personally like to buy all my games on Steam for practicality and for the community features.
 
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News Comments > PC Lead Platform for Watch_Dogs
33. Re: PC Lead Platform for Watch_Dogs Feb 27, 2013, 18:33 theyarecomingforyou
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 17:09:
Exactly. How pro PC can a developer be if they force you to constantly spam your escape key. Not to mention don't have UI with a set key for each window or Save/Quicksave anytime.
So a PC game HAS to feature quicksave functionality and CAN'T make you use the Esc button? Please. Quicksave fundamentally undermines the difficulty of games and, as a PC gamer through-and-through, I was GLAD to see Far Cry 3 not use it. As for requiring you to constantly press Esc, that was a design flaw - not a console issue - and a patch was released to address that.

Acleacius wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 17:09:
Or maybe they are just delusional and believe they are a PC developer, instead of just being a PC port developer.
You know what? Fuck you. Far Cry 3 was a great PC and if you can't see that then I pity you. I literally pity you. We're not talking about a game like RAGE or Aliens: Colonial Marines that were obviously crippled by their focus on consoles - we're talking about a game that played to the strengths of the platform.

I mean, let's look at some of the PC exclusives we have. Let's look at STALKER. It's interface? Utter shit. The Witcher... shit interface, clunky gameplay. Crysis? Shit performance, fake DX10 requirement and dumbed down gameplay. Where the fuck are these amazing PC-exclusive games that aren't being ruined by consoles? Diablo III? Oh no, that required you to play online and people were annoyed with the real-money auction house. Just because a game isn't exactly how YOU want it to be doesn't mean it's dumbed down for consoles. Sometimes bad design decisions are just that - bad design decisions.

I don't like consoles. I don't own any consoles. I consider them to be inferior to PC in just about every way. But they're not responsible for every issue with PC gaming. Jesus.
 
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News Comments > PC Lead Platform for Watch_Dogs
20. Re: PC Lead Platform for Watch_Dogs Feb 27, 2013, 14:03 theyarecomingforyou
 
Kajetan wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 12:28:
A lot of effort? A variety of people experiencing a lot (!) of technical problems with these two games might think otherwise.
And I'm sure people that find a hair in their food while eating at McDonald's are equally annoyed but that doesn't mean it's representative of the experience. Far Cry 3 was a very well done PC port that took advantage of the platform and I found it to be a very reliable game, especially considering the scale and complexity of the game - as did the other people I talked to about it.

Here we have a developer putting the PC first and yet people still want to bitch and moan. Get a life.
 
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News Comments > PC Lead Platform for Watch_Dogs
13. Re: PC Lead Platform for Watch_Dogs Feb 27, 2013, 11:27 theyarecomingforyou
 
Kajetan wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 10:13:
Yupp. Its only marketing. Nothing more.
Actually, Ubisoft has a history of decent PC releases for multiplatform games. Recent games like Assassin's Creed 3 and Far Cry 3 took advantage of DX11 features and really had a lot of effort put in.
 
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News Comments > PC Lead Platform for Watch_Dogs
7. Re: PC Lead Platform for Watch_Dogs Feb 27, 2013, 09:48 theyarecomingforyou
 
Well, even if it's just a PR statement at least it's better than being ignored. GTA5 is its closest rival and the PC has been actively snubbed as a platform, which is particularly offensive after the disgusting PC port of GTA4. And at least Ubisoft is willing to show off actual gameplay, which Rockstar has been unwilling to do.

It remains to be seen whether Watch_Dogs will live up to its potential but it certainly looks promising.
 
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News Comments > The War Z Returns to Steam; Refunds End
17. Re: The War Z Returns to Steam; Refunds End Feb 27, 2013, 05:33 theyarecomingforyou
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 26, 2013, 23:10:
I find it hilarious WarZ has more people playing it than A:CM.
It gives a good indication as to how bad A:CM is. I also find it interesting that the Wii U release is supposedly next month and yet most online stores don't have it and even those that do don't have a release date for it. At this point it's looking like they'll abandon the Wii U release altogether, which means sales must be REALLY bad.
 
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News Comments > No Diablo III PC/PS4 Play
35. Re: No Diablo III PC/PS4 Play Feb 26, 2013, 11:36 theyarecomingforyou
 
Verno wrote on Feb 26, 2013, 11:24:
It really depends on the game obviously. To use one of your examples though, I guess you don't remember the release user interface in The Witcher 2 which was very poorly designed to accommodate gamepads (console or otherwise).
I played it from release and never considered it to be dumbed down by consoles. Considerations were made for controller but controllers are an important part of modern PC game design, much in the same way that joysticks used to be. The reality is that most interfaces are poor, regardless of whether a game is released on console or not - TW2 interface was a HUGE improvement over the PC-only original game; the STALKER interface was terrible, etc. I dislike consoles because I think they offer a poor experience and terrible visual quality in comparison to PC but I don't blame them for everything wrong with PC gaming like some people around here do.
 
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News Comments > No Diablo III PC/PS4 Play
33. Re: No Diablo III PC/PS4 Play Feb 26, 2013, 10:49 theyarecomingforyou
 
Verno wrote on Feb 26, 2013, 10:20:
There's really no need for the immature name calling. The beta test and demo were very limited, many people felt one way about one and ended up feeling different about the released product. People had high expectations for a product a decade in the making, some emotion is to be expected.
The Starter Edition (demo) gives you a good indication of what the game's like and if you can't determine whether you like the game or not from that then perhaps "idiot" is the appropriate term.

Verno wrote on Feb 26, 2013, 10:20:
My theory is that the game is fun initially but peaks quickly then there is little depth and people get frustrated. It also doesn't bring much new to the table and cuts down on a lot of complexity that people enjoyed in the previous titles.
I disagree. In comparison to games like Torchlight 1 & 2 it as much greater longevity, even though I like those games. The trouble was that people had built up unreasonable expectations and then all turned on the game because of the required internet connection.

Verno wrote on Feb 26, 2013, 10:20:
I don't think it's honest to say they designed it "around" being a console game but likewise I think it's dishonest to claim the game wasn't affected by the need for an eventual console release.
I do. It's the same bullshit we hear every time. Torchlight 2 wasn't developed around consoles but it didn't have the same longevity or depth as D3 - it's still a great game in its own right, better in some aspects, but consoles had no basis in its shortcomings.

Consoles do have a negative impact on a lot of games but not on games where the PC is the primary platform (Diablo 3, Team Fortress 2, The Witcher 2). People said the same bullshit about The Witcher 2 because it supported controllers, when that is something expected of a modern game.
 
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