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Description PS4 and PC gamer. Add me to your friends list! Or don't. Also into music (playing and listening), hiking, firearms, movies, and writing/reading.
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Signed On Jun 28, 2005, 16:58
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 14, 2015, 18:28 Agent.X7
 
$200! Holy cripes!  
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V
50. Re: Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V Apr 14, 2015, 17:51 Agent.X7
 
Frijoles wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 12:53:
Rhialto wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 12:47:
Never played any GTA game but I'm curious if I could enjoy it... in fact what amaze me is the open world and that we can do about anything anytime but I'm not really into kicking asses and killing people.

I'm in the same boat. I've never played a GTA game. I don't understand the appeal. I watched a stream last night of a guy who had a mission to tow a car from point A to point B. I'm not sure I see where the fun comes from in towing a car (although I did laugh at his poor driving skills).

What makes these games so fun/popular?

I like open world games, but I cannot get into GTAV. I tried. Twice. Once on the PS3 and then on the PS4. I got to about the same spot in the main story and lost interest.

ON the flipside, I finished Watchdogs and did most of the side missions/trophies. Loved it. Loved Infamous.

Maybe it's just Rockstar. I never made it through Red Dead either.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 GeForce Drivers
45. Re: GTA5 GeForce Drivers Apr 14, 2015, 17:41 Agent.X7
 
Quinn wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 16:46:
Agent.X7 wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 15:34:
Quinn wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 09:10:
jomisab wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 09:08:
Played for a short while last night before forcing myself to go to bed at 2am. Performance looks pretty good. On my 1680x1050 monitor, maxing everything and getting 60fps is no issue. Moving over to my 2560x1440 monitor, however, requires lowering detail to get consistent 60fps...and that's with a 970 SLI setup.

Either your RAM or CPU must be bottlenecking. I mean... 970 SLI!?

Actually it's probably the RAM on the video cards. 3.5GB gets sucked up really quick when you go over 1080P in an open world game.

And that's exactly why I'll always have just a 27" monitor and just sit close. 1080p is just perfect on these, no need to waste money.

Another thing, can anyone tell me in baby language was G-Sync is? I read about it.. but I still don't unferstand what it actually does :\

Synchronizes your refresh rate to your frame rate. If you're getting 30fps, your monitor is refreshing 30 times a second. It prevent screen tearing, but unlike vertical sync it doesn't introduce input lag or increase latency. The downside is you need a newer Geforce card AND a G-Sync enabled monitor.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 GeForce Drivers
42. Re: GTA5 GeForce Drivers Apr 14, 2015, 15:34 Agent.X7
 
Quinn wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 09:10:
jomisab wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 09:08:
Played for a short while last night before forcing myself to go to bed at 2am. Performance looks pretty good. On my 1680x1050 monitor, maxing everything and getting 60fps is no issue. Moving over to my 2560x1440 monitor, however, requires lowering detail to get consistent 60fps...and that's with a 970 SLI setup.

Either your RAM or CPU must be bottlenecking. I mean... 970 SLI!?

Actually it's probably the RAM on the video cards. 3.5GB gets sucked up really quick when you go over 1080P in an open world game.
 
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News Comments > GTA5 GeForce Drivers
10. Re: GTA5 GeForce Drivers Apr 13, 2015, 21:26 Agent.X7
 
Pow! New video card today, and new drivers to go with it!  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Will Be Ghostable; Free E-Book
9. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Will Be Ghostable; Free E-Book Apr 13, 2015, 21:26 Agent.X7
 
Asmo wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 21:05:
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 20:51:
Rigs wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 20:40:
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 13, 2015, 19:40:
The mechanics for a no-kills playthrough of DXHR sucked ass. When I shot some dudes with tranquilizer darts from up above they died instead of going unconscious as they should have. Really lame. My guess is the game for some reason attributed falling damage equaling the height I was above the enemies to the impact of the tranq dart and figured it should be a lethal hit. Retarded.
Hope they'll do a much better job with this sequel. Also would be great if a ghost/stealth or non-lethal playthrough would not require tracking back through the entire level after completion to pick up the goodies and XP.

Dude, can you make a post that doesn't include the word 'retarded' at all, anywhere?! Better yet, can you possibly talk like an adult, just for a little bit so I don't have the urge to punch you every time I read your posts?

=-Rigs-=

Aaaah someone's a little pissed off they can't play that retarded game called GTA V so instead of playing that retarded game he's making retarded posts to suggest retarded things like me growing up.

BWWWAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA

Doubling down on douchebaggery, stay classy...

If you read the comments and don't have CJ on ignore already, I don't know what to tell you.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 11, 2015, 00:45 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 19:45:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 16:57:
WaltC wrote on Apr 10, 2015, 15:14:
If there's a policy guaranteed to take the country backwards, you can be sure the Democrats are out front leading the way back--I often think they'd prefer we all went back to caves, lived by fire, and hunted mammoths and fish with stone spears...;)
I'm not entirely sure you are serious, or trolling or what. The partisan response would be to say,

"If there's a policy guaranteed to take the country backward, you can be sure the Republicans are out front leading they way back -- I often think they'd prefer we all went back to living in company towns with company stores, and lived 'by the leave' of our corporate overlords."

Of course the truth is neither of those. I am equally skeptical of both sides. I see plenty of abuse by both government and corporations and way too much where the two get together to cause REAL problems.

It's WaltC. He's an unrepentant right winger, so his political comments are junk. His comments on games and tech are pretty solid though.

Most peoples' political comments are junk because they just automatically side with their team. It's too bad so many people don't realize that politicians on both sides of the aisle do not give a shit about anyone that isn't lining their pockets. You're not actually on the team unless you are rich or famous, you're just getting suckered.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 7, 2015, 23:12 Agent.X7
 
jimnms wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 21:19:
Agent.X7 wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 17:03:
That's the issue is the large window of time they have to schedule techs because they have too few techs and way WAY to many customers to service. I had an issue years ago with my internet cutting out completely after dark. Turns out it was a BNC barrel full of water. During the day, when 12 technicians examined my cables, it was liquid and passing along the connection. At night it froze and stopped being conductive enough to get a connection. The 13th technician was finally able to figure out the issue, but only because he was supposed to be by at 3PM and didn't make it until 8PM.

I doubt it's anything like that. On weekends it's all over the place, but still mainly after 6pm till midnight. Also, back in Feb we had some snow, which rarely happens here, so the whole town shut down. With schools out and most everyone not going to work, network performance was like a weekend, except in the middle of the week.


Cutter wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 17:44:
You could but it likely wouldn't go anywhere. It's why ISPs advertise speeds as "up to X Mbps". Doesn't mean you're going to get it.

If they say up to 20Mbps, you should at least be able to get close to 20Mbps at most times during the day, not at 3am when no one is on. Car manufacturers can't claim a car gets up to 100MPG*** and put in small print that it's only when driving down hill in neutral, they'd never get away with that.

Didn't mean to imply my issue had anything to do with yours, just that their tech support sucks due to too many customers.

Your issue? Sounds like they overloaded your node. Too many people all sharing the same bandwidth all trying to use it at the same time. They should split your node, but they probably won't, especially if your ISP is just renting the bandwidth from another company.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2015, 19:04 Agent.X7
 
Krovven wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 13:10:
Agent.X7 wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 12:47:
Like I said before, I've always hated MOBA games, but this one is actually enjoyable for me....but I think the gameplay is more fun.

Ok...so for someone else that hates the very foundation of MOBA gameplay, what makes HoTS gameplay fun?


Not sure how to quantify it. You can certainly follow your soldiers to the middle of the map and help them squash the enemy soldiers and them move on to helping them attack the enemy forts. That's the same, as far as I know. There are also enemy mercs and boss monsters you can attack and cause to fight for your side. Each map has a theme, though, and you are better served doing the objectives of that theme than doing the other things. One map has you collecting doubloons to turn in to a ghost pirate who then shells the enemy from his ship, causing massive damage to their forts. One has you fighting over gems to curse the other side so their forces die easily. Controlling your guy seems less finicky as well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2015, 12:47 Agent.X7
 
I try to play at least a couple games of Heroes of the Storm a day. It's really fun. I spent $10 the first week to get the basic pack ($5) with James Raynor, Muradin, and Malfurion, and then Azmodan ($5) I spent the gold I earned doing daily quests to get the fairy dragon which makes me laugh my ass off when I play. High pitched, goofy voice with hysterical lines. So far most of the heroes I have tried are fun to play. Tyrial and Diablo are a blast, Azmodan is fun to wreck forts with, Raynor is unstoppable once you level him; I've won about 6 maps for my team by using the level 2 Call Hyperion ability on the core. Malfurion and Brightwing are fun to heal with. Not too sure about Queen of Blades. I got slaughtered playing her.

A lot of fun to be had for nothing. Can't beat it. Like I said before, I've always hated MOBA games, but this one is actually enjoyable for me. Maybe it's just the characters, but I think the gameplay is more fun. I liked the concept of Smite, but it just wasn't fun for me, and DOTA2 is like asking to be flamed and shamed.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 7, 2015, 10:53 Agent.X7
 
I don't know, but video killed the radio star.  
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News Comments > Amazon Crytek Deal?
16. Re: Amazon Crytek Deal? Apr 7, 2015, 03:01 Agent.X7
 
Illumin wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 02:49:
Amazon has some deep pockets and being well known it would be easy for them to distribute. http://games.amazon.com/ (Amazon game studio).

Id rather see something like Amazon get into gaming than Daybreak Studios.

Ugh. ANd I was really looking forward to EQ Next too.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Apr 6, 2015, 23:45 Agent.X7
 
My Corgi used to biff like that one in the sand, only he did it in snow.

Run, run, run, run, plow face first into snow.

I used to love it when he would take a running start and jump off the deck and disappear into snow over his head. This cartoon snow burrow starts moving around the yard. I spit my coffee out one morning I laughed so hard.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Crytek Deal?
12. Re: Amazon Crytek Deal? Apr 6, 2015, 23:39 Agent.X7
 
killer_roach wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 23:15:
Sepharo wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 21:35:
Weird...

My only guess is that Amazon wants it for a VR project in its skunkworks. Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple want to compete with each other in every facet of tech so when one jumps the rest follow. Drones? Sky WiFi? Car AI? Tablets? etc etc.

Amazon does own game development studios...

I know, right? Did anybody RTFA?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
11. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 6, 2015, 17:03 Agent.X7
 
jimnms wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 16:38:
Does anyone know if you can file a complaint with the FTC (or FCC) if your ISP isn't delivering the speeds you're paying for? I pay for 20Mbit, but after around 5:30pm until after midnight it's so overloaded I'm lucky to get up to 2Mbit. I've complained to the ISP, but they insist nothing is wrong. They keep wanting to send a "technician" out every time I contact them, but one has already come out and found no problem. No shit you're not going to see the problem when you come out at 3pm when it's not overloaded.

That's the issue is the large window of time they have to schedule techs because they have too few techs and way WAY to many customers to service. I had an issue years ago with my internet cutting out completely after dark. Turns out it was a BNC barrel full of water. During the day, when 12 technicians examined my cables, it was liquid and passing along the connection. At night it froze and stopped being conductive enough to get a connection. The 13th technician was finally able to figure out the issue, but only because he was supposed to be by at 3PM and didn't make it until 8PM.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 6, 2015, 16:59 Agent.X7
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 14:30:
Free to be shitty! Yay!

LOL. Ain't that the truth. Any freedom we have is constantly being assaulted by corporations and the government.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Turns One
9. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Turns One Apr 5, 2015, 15:18 Agent.X7
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Apr 5, 2015, 15:11:
Too bad it took them nine months of the first year to figure out it was a F2P game. I wonder how many more players they would have had it been F2P from launch?

Yup. Love this game, but stopped playing pretty quick due to the sub. They dropped the sub and I came back the day they did. I don't have time to play every day, sometimes - this week - I can't even play at all. Subs just make me feel like I am wasting money that way. Give me microtransactions and I'll probably spend more than the sub once in a while. I know I spent quite a bit on GW2 buying gems.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain Rises
6. Re: Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain Rises Apr 3, 2015, 15:35 Agent.X7
 
I never grind for rank, I play for fun. Apparently rank 18, which is the lowest I have ever gotten, is better than 50% of other players ever do. (Game gave me that message this month when I got my card back.)

BRM is fun, but I beat the first two bosses in 1/2 hour, and after one day it's all done and I'm waiting for next week for the next wing.

 
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. Re: Into the Black Apr 2, 2015, 14:34 Agent.X7
 
Verno wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 08:54:
The irony about the ending is that if you put it all down on paper it actually does work without any paradoxes, a remarkable accomplishment in a time "travel" story.

SPOILERS!


I have to disagree. If mankind was doomed as Earth became less able to support life, how did we get to a state where we could create wormholes and tesseracts in the future to save our past selves? Given the level of technology displayed in the movie, we would all have perished long before reaching another habitable world.
 
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News Comments > Nobody's Fool 2015 Part One
10. Re: Nobody's Fool 2015 Part One Apr 1, 2015, 13:33 Agent.X7
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 12:18:
Verno wrote on Apr 1, 2015, 09:58:
Haha yeah, the HL3 trailer takes the cake this year.
Yep that was priceless

And introducing: The Cockulus Rift! It comes with the game, and you will too!

Awesome.
 
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