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Signed On Jul 28, 2005, 12:16
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News Comments > Syndicate Gameplay Trailer
34. Re: Syndicate Gameplay Trailer Oct 13, 2011, 19:36 Lorcin
 
DG wrote on Oct 13, 2011, 18:04:
Still not Syndicate. If it's not isometric, an Executive controlling his minions via satellite link, it's not Syndicate.

Did you see Dungeons the (albeit unoffical) remake of another Bullfrog classic?

It didn't work - it had lost all the character, all the joy and looked very dated. No direct remake would work these days - give the Starbreeze guys a break, they HAD to completely remodel the gameplay.

Syndicate is 18 years old now - and it's current genre would be a squad based action/shooter ie Raindow Six, Brothers In Arms erm (I'm struggling here). Not huge sellers, nice games etc but never a topline franchise. Got to say I've never played them - if I was going to play one I guess I'd prefer a cyberpunk version but I can completely see EA going down the easy money FPS genre instead of the harder to market squads.

Oh and is there any reason why stuff like the original Syndicate couldn't be remade and released as a facebook game or cheap app? Ohhhh can see a really twisted Facebook version - imagine normal syndicate game play - but the civilians are all from your friends list!

As for the agents having personalities once they decided to ditch the Executive mysteriously floating above the city there was no choice but to give the agents personality.
 
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News Comments > Syndicate Gameplay Trailer
22. Re: Syndicate Gameplay Trailer Oct 13, 2011, 16:20 Lorcin
 
I know it's still got 4 months tuning etc but for me the gun models were a bit too prominent - especially the pistol.

Aside from that Riddick was an a really good game so willing to see how this pans out. I do agree with others though - a straight remake would be strange these days. Considering the original is 1993 a few months after Dune II (widely considered the first RTS) and everything that has followed, most people these days would look at a straight Syndicate remake and assume it was RTS.
 
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News Comments > PC Sonic Generations Confirmed; Will Use Steamworks
7. Re: PC Sonic Generations Confirmed; Will Use Steamworks Oct 12, 2011, 18:04 Lorcin
 
tony wrote on Oct 12, 2011, 09:34:
I'm sure there are dads that game on PC and would buy this game for their son/ daughter so their kids can game on PC as well.

That's kinda why my son has a Wii in his bedroom and we have a PS3 in the lounge. At 9 his actually got no interest in this latest sonic - but is only just getting old enough to be trusted on my PC. Why is it small boys can't sit still and play - they always have to jump up and down, spin on chairs crashing them into the tower, walk away with the headset still on their head etc etc. It's not just my son - it's all his mates too, on a console it's hilarious - especially when they start jumping up and down and kicking without realising. Strangely never seen a girl do it (my 2 or their friends).
 
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News Comments > PC Sonic Generations Confirmed; Will Use Steamworks
5. Re: PC Sonic Generations Confirmed; Will Use Steamworks Oct 12, 2011, 05:11 Lorcin
 
Like it matters - surely if your able to update a gfx drivers you've outgrown Sonic. I have the original couple on emulators on a couple of different systems - that's more than enough in case I wake up drenched in sweat thinking "I MUST PLAY SONIC".

I can't really see this getting many sales.
 
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News Comments > WoW Real Money Trading
18. Re: WoW Real Money Trading Oct 12, 2011, 05:08 Lorcin
 

I always thought of it more that the armour had to reshape itself to fit you - and that it could only do it once. For instance Tauren trousers won't fit a Goblin.
 
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News Comments > Leisure Suit Larry Revival
19. Re: Leisure Suit Larry Revival Oct 11, 2011, 04:20 Lorcin
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 11, 2011, 03:47:
All we hear is....radio Lady Gaga

Having original Larry slip through time and end up in 2012 could kinda work - him in his eponymous Leisure Suit ending up in a nightclub full of Jersey Shore rejects listening to Lady Gaga - whilst still trying to work his old moves.

That said he pretty much is Howard Wallowitz from the first couple of seasons of Big Bang Theory so the script would take a lot of clever writing to work without a straight man for Larry to work off.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Patched
45. Re: RAGE Patched Oct 9, 2011, 20:20 Lorcin
 
I'll get slaughtered for this as per normal - but boot up fallout new vegas, then borderlands then rage. It IS pretty - it's not perfect technically and rather lacking in story (that said - it's still a million times better in the story departments than previous iD games)

Yet ultimately it makes fallout new vegas look like Deus Ex 1.

Seriously - instead of remembering what the competition looks like, run them up. Even with it's buggy first week release - it is seriously out appocolating them!

I still have hugely high hopes for iD tech 5 - because even in the public beta state they are currently shipping it looks better than the competition. Give them some tweaking and then release elder scrolls 6 on this engine (by a company who can make actual games) and I think Epic may be struggling to keep up.

I know there are a lot of decisions they made which fly in the face of a lot of PC gamers - but I also remember the huge amount of "I'll never use Steam - it's the spawn of the devil" posts which went around when HL2 required it. Beneath it's buggy autoconfig system and mass market roots is our first glimpse at the future.

Hopefully most people on here had Doom 3 at release, and there was a lot of shock at the fact most of our so called uber pcs couldn't cope. Now a game comes out which isn't based on UE3 (which is what 6 years old?) and suddenly people forget the game may be more advanced than the hardware we own.

I even saw somebody complaing the other day that dynamic lighting was missing. Funny thing is if you scale down your gfx to the point your machine can handle things - the dynamic lighting starts to come back.

Yes the auto-config is bugged - but I have a funny feeling very few machines have seen the best Rage (and iD tech 5) has to offer.

This comment was edited on Oct 9, 2011, 20:29.
 
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News Comments > Rockstar on (Lack of) PC Red Dead Redemption
39. Re: Rockstar on (Lack of) PC Dead Red Redemption Oct 6, 2011, 09:22 Lorcin
 
I don't assume all non-English speakers will not buy the game - but I also don't assume all English speakers will.

Aside from that - I really don't care. I tried to rational some of the reasons they may have made making this decision but your clearly not interested in why - your just having a bit of a temper tantrum.
 
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News Comments > Rockstar on (Lack of) PC Red Dead Redemption
36. Re: Rockstar on (Lack of) PC Dead Red Redemption Oct 6, 2011, 07:24 Lorcin
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 6, 2011, 04:20:

And this is why we the customers suffer because of some BULLSHIT argument by a marketing "knowhow". Out of which fucking asshole did you pull out those numbers you cretin?

The films are all this new fangled thing called hyperlinks which you can click on and takes you to a new page.

And the Steam hardware survey is Here.

The Rockstar Q&A even says "whenever it is viable (technically, developmentally and business-wise)". Obviously it is technically and developmentally viable so they must have decided on a business level they wouldn't make a profit.

So climb out of your pram and pick up your toys - your not getting to play Cowboys and Indians.

BTW I rented it on PS3 over here - but hugely struggled with the whole Western setting.
 
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News Comments > Rockstar on (Lack of) PC Red Dead Redemption
30. Re: Rockstar on (Lack of) PC Dead Red Redemption Oct 6, 2011, 03:57 Lorcin
 
My guess is they did the market research and know Westerns don't do well outside of America. For instance when you look at the foreign figures for True Grit and Unforgiven then compare that to say Inception or Titanic and it's easy to see that Westerns do far better domestically than in foreign markets.

Combine that with the small market for people who don't own either console AND have a rig powerfull enough to run the game if it's anywhere near as demanding as GTA4 and a release would be pretty much pointless. Of course they could spend more time on the port and lower the system requirements - but that would just mean they'd need more sales to recoup the costs.

Latest Valve user survey shows 66% of user's PCs are set to English. When you take off the British, Australians and assorted others it's probably closer to 50% at best are US based.

So really their only big sales numbers would be coming from Americans who haven't or can't play it on a console - but have enough cash to buy a decent gaming rig.

Or in other words - it's a niche game on the PC and everybody would bitch about it being a console port anyway.
 
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News Comments > Unlock RAGE Hi-Rez Textures
21. Re: Unlock RAGE Hi-Rez Textures Oct 5, 2011, 16:21 Lorcin
 
Yeah yeah ok - I was wrong, they messed up and I trusted em.

Same time I can't post this on the steam forum as my game doesn't unlock until Friday (unless of course I go through a VPN and trick steam into unlocking on US time )

Re this post:

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2157211

I also was getting this pretty bad and I'm not sure but looking at the unlock guide for Hi-Rez textures I think I've stumbled on the answer. I used the config file found here:

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25524360#post25524360

To reduce texture pop-in. Looking at the Geforce thread those cache settings are for cards with >1.5gb ram. Mine's only a gig - I've dropped the cache settings and have switched areas a couple of times without the glitching.

Will confirm in a few mins if it's actual sorted.

UPDATE: Seems better - I deleted my cache files and getting no glitching in wellspring or mutant bash. Still crashing everytime it loads a new area for the first time though

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News Comments > RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers
144. Re: RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers Oct 5, 2011, 03:12 Lorcin
 
Anyone noticed the desktop icon looks just like the Borderlands one but prettier?  
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News Comments > RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers
52. Re: RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers Oct 4, 2011, 12:58 Lorcin
 
Verno wrote on Oct 4, 2011, 12:29:
The number of configuration options hasn't exactly dwindled so I find this whole thing to be a false dichotomy. We're not at a point where engines can configure themselves perfectly and even if they could that's still ignoring that users might not like their choices and have to tweak to take into account varying eye sight and preferences.

A lot of options have disappeared - especially at launch. Driver : san fran has a grand total of 5 options under video including resolution and whether it's full screen. As for people wanting to watch things the way they think it should look? I do understand it - but at the same time in every other form of media people don't have a choice. At the theatre you can't demand the understudy take over because you don't like the main actors voice. On TV you can't choice to unbleep swearing because your a grown up. Why do game designers have to cater for every choice under the sun when it's their baby!
 
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News Comments > RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers
37. Re: RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers Oct 4, 2011, 12:26 Lorcin
 
Verno wrote on Oct 4, 2011, 12:18:
That's not really what is going on here though. Not every PC is created equal, you can't trust the engine to set itself up perfectly especially when it doesn't know user specific preferences. If people want a platform without configuration that sets itself up they will buy the game on a console. I'm all for streamlining configuration options for the casual owner but having an Advanced menu isn't exactly difficult.

Or maybe it's just obsolete nowadays - remember when we as gamers had to tailor autoexec.bat and config.sys to cram as much low memory as we could while still enabling the cd-rom and soundcard etc? That all stopped with the introduction of Windows 95. Now with graphic options getting fewer and fewer over the last few years we're obviously getting to the point where the systems CAN configure themselves correctly to provide what the game designers have decided is how they want the game to look.

And no I personally don't want to spend an hour or two tweaking settings, reading set up guides and running benchmarks (or worse playing the start 15 times with fraps running) to determine what is best - do it for me and let me play. But no I won't play an fps on a console either.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers
33. Re: RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers Oct 4, 2011, 12:14 Lorcin
 
Halo wrote on Oct 4, 2011, 12:06:
Right because the amount of PC games with adjustable video settings is comparable to people wanting to regear a transmission.

Apparently so - if your complaining you can't change how the game is setting itself up. It seems a lot of PC gamers think they know the way their PC architecture, memory buses, background services and iD's own engine interact efficiently better than iD do.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers
27. Re: RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers Oct 4, 2011, 11:57 Lorcin
 
born2expire wrote on Oct 4, 2011, 11:34:
Really John Carmack, no graphic options? simply inexcusable, this needs to be patched ASAP.

To be fair if iD's stance that the game is watching what resources your PC has and automatically adjusting the GFX settings to maintain 60fps then fair enough. You don't buy an automatic car then strip down the gear box to change it's gearing.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers
18. Re: RAGE Reviews - PC Users Raging - ATI RAGE Drivers Oct 4, 2011, 11:33 Lorcin
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 4, 2011, 11:32:
If crap like Rage doesn't come to PC that'd be a good thing

/hugs
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 3, 2011, 19:28 Lorcin
 
Not quite sure on that guys sources - 36c was average about 4 years ago in the UK. Average now is 34e according to Bravissimo (like Victoria's Secret over here).

I demand a recount!
 
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News Comments > PC Saints Row: The Third *Not* Delayed
16. Re: PC Saints Row: The Third *Not* Delayed Oct 1, 2011, 21:16 Lorcin
 
I kinda liked saint's row 2 - but I'm really reluctant to pay full price for number 3 at launch simply because I dislike purple.

I know that sounds stupid - but it really bugs me. I played SR2 as a very muscular GUY with the biggest boobs possible, hot pants, a beehive and the worst cockney accent since dick van dyke. Really enjoyed that insanity - but the purple logos wound me up. If they want a game where you can create a gang, style, look, new gender etc - why the hell can't we pick a colour.
 
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News Comments > RAGE Steam Preloads Begin
26. Re: RAGE Steam Preloads Begin Oct 1, 2011, 10:20 Lorcin
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 1, 2011, 05:51:
Pirated Xbox360 and PS3 versions are already available! But since pirated console versions are no problem for the publishers or either do not exist in the publishers' alternate reality, I guess it is no big deal.

Except the PS3 version isn't playable because Sony actually went after the hackers and scared them off.
 
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