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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Windows May 12, 2013, 17:46 JeffD
Your vic20 didn't load an OS from a disc.. it was built into the rom chips. On that note, it was also unreplaceable.

As for windows being slow.. you know..i have an old celeron 1ghz laptop that I have to keep windows xp on because every linux build I tried was just to slow or buggy.
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News Comments > "Something's Up at"
2. Re: Apr 29, 2013, 22:29 JeffD
Next call of duty announcement is imminent. I just did the electronics games reset at Target, we have reserve card peg hooks for both a new call of duty (Just says 2013, which leads me to believe it may be released by Christmas) and battlefield 4.

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News Comments > Final Fantasy XIV Gameplay Video
8. Re: Final Fantasy XIV Gameplay Video Apr 19, 2013, 01:47 JeffD
Meh, that was a horrid video. 2 hours of running around vacant citys and battle fields. I didn't see ANYTHING that would pull me into the game even for a few hours.  
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News Comments > Tomb Raider Sets Sales Record
14. Re: Tomb Raider Sets Sales Record Mar 30, 2013, 01:18 JeffD
Its a good thing they go this press release out now, because it will be moot by next week when its place is taken by bioshock.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed
19. Re: NVIDIA Face Rendering Demoed Mar 21, 2013, 14:30 JeffD
Quiboid, how many times in the game are you going to need to be this close to the face? This is perfect for talking head close ups, and then lower resolution fall backs can be used in crowds.

Btw NOIR I actually belive was a 3d digitized face. That is, the face was recorded with 3d cameras and so each polygon mesh of the face was determined and pre-recorded. I think it came out pretty good if not just a little uncanny, but the tech use useless for any on the fly animations. Also the texture rendering is half the work of being belivable. It was just awesome here. I noticed they did transluscent scattering on the ear lobes. Anyone else hate how light scattering has been around a few generations now (dx 10?) and no one uses it? They will make all kinds of glass refractions but anything more opaque then glass and they make it a solid.

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News Comments > Morning Interviews
6. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 12, 2013, 21:07 JeffD
elder scrolls mmo will be further proof not everyone who makes an rpg should make it into an mmo.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 27, 2013, 21:42 JeffD
I have 50mbit... I rarly have a need for it, but it is def nice for those times I download my anime. I could care less if it gets faster, I would simply liked to see cheaper.  
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News Comments > AMD's Hair-Raising Tech
4. Re: AMD's Hair-Raising Tech Feb 26, 2013, 10:47 JeffD
I think she looks great. And there are 10 million types of aa, you have to be completely anal to want more. That said, this isn't the first time amd tried to go off on their own. They were using tesselation tech long ago in the unreal 2k4 days that worked, but no one cared to support it.

Unfortunately this will prolly fall the same way.. unless its supported on both cards, no one is gonna care enough.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 22, 2013, 19:01 JeffD
The number of non technical terms being thrown at you to describe its power made me want to vomit, I didn't get past the intro.  
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News Comments > More Cancelled Aliens RPG Footage
9. Re: More Cancelled Aliens RPG Footage Feb 20, 2013, 11:16 JeffD
Lol... that camera is so painful to watch. But yea it looks bad... I couldn't see alien being turned into an MMO, infact none of the alien games have been real good. I love the movies but there has not been one game I have been interested in even trying out. They really need to look to someone that can ADD alot of creative new content and story to the aliens universe.. there isn't enough existing to work on.  
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News Comments > New Unigine Benchmarks
5. Re: Still same issue as any other engine Feb 16, 2013, 13:52 JeffD
I did not find this dissapearing shadow glitch you are seeing. I played with the time setting to get the just after sunrise time period where shadows were on, and in fact what I was seeing was that the mountains wern't casting shadows, just the surface models. This led to long streaks in the grass, only noticeable when shadows were at their longest.

Keep in mind though, every one does this. If anything, this engine does a descent job in ambient light for far off models to show a light side and dark side (I am not sure if it actually renders a true shadow or if it just changes the ambient texture brightness). It is not perfect, but then it is currently impossible to do a full global shadow to everything being rendered and have it be even remotely playable. Much like LOD and culling, shadows have a cut off distance.

Also because current methods of shadows are still pretty fake (rendering a single texture based on a single light source, multiple light sources at once not accepted, overlapping shadows do not change in shadows intensity) they can still be pretty glitchy. I don't know of any engine where shadows are perfect (GTA who does a really good job in global shadows will stop rendering them in flight). And VERY few games offer up dynamic day cycled probably to avoid such things.

Textures are minimal (not low res per say, just not a big variety, it is a tree simulator) but then that wasn't the point of the test, and never is. If a game is losing frames because its loading to many textures, then that is just crappy coding on the games part.

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News Comments > New Unigine Benchmarks
1. Re: New Unigine Benchmarks Feb 15, 2013, 15:35 JeffD
Another great benchmark from unigine. What is awesome about this benchmark is that the cpu process is perfectly balances and multithreaded, so I can see the true power of my 460gtx despite my aging q6600 processor. None of the cores went above %50 so I know my frame rate was entirely in my graphics cards hands. It is hard to benchmark on video games these days because of their poor cpu threading being the bottleneck.  
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News Comments > Tribes Ascend Game of the Year Edition
5. Re: Tribes Ascend Game of the Year Edition Feb 14, 2013, 21:02 JeffD
As a fan of tribes 1/2, I think ascend is pretty awesome, and this GOTY edition is an absolute STEAL considering you normally would have to pay upwards of 60 bucks to unlock all that stuff. I spent 10 bucks on a vip membership for some weapons and bonus xp.. but I think im gonna nab the %19 edition as well.

I dont think skiing was ruined what so ever... skiing was a bug in the original series and many of us couldn't do it properly all the time. Ascend makes it much more easier and much more enjoyable. If anything, I consider the flags are always too open.. I liked a lot of the old maps where the map was in the base. Also I think vehicals need some work.

Still these guys have been spending a lot of time balancing maps and weapons and adding new content for a free to play shooter, we can only hope others in the future look twards ascend as a model.
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed Jan 25, 2013, 14:52 JeffD
InBlack wrote on Jan 25, 2013, 09:44:
This guy is my hero...

no.. no..I came away from this article dumber. He consistently makes excuses that X has sold less then Y because it was released much later, platform didnt like the genere, or flat out wasnt released. In the case of mobile version, they both suffered from late releases and missing games.

Oh yea.. and I've never even heard of the game and I am a mobile gamer, so this guy failed on the promoting your game part.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 7, 2013, 19:40 JeffD
Crysis 3 is headed for the PS3 and xbox 360. The Wii U has more horsepower than either of them.

To bad it hasn't shown us that. Every system intensive port like assassins creed 3 has had the Wii U version fall into 3rd place.. either it lost in frame rates or noticeable world detail is lower. The gametrailer port reviews for wii u all mentioned performance loss before trying to center on what the touch panel afford new to the game.

Also launch sales mean little.. clearly a lot of early adopters but that does not mean the system will be successful.
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Dec 12, 2012, 02:09 JeffD
Welcome to 6 months ago GameFront!

I think everything is fine. You will find good gear on the regular AH for when you are leveling. The bulk of the real money AH is;

a) Very high end gear drops you want past max level

and b) gear with stats deemed essential for farming build after max level.

Neither of these are new nore do they effect new players. Question is do new players realize what they are getting into is a made for the player grind fest action rpg with the worlds shortest single player storyline? -_-

I'm just glad I didn't pay money for it.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 7, 2012, 00:23 JeffD
Would be available for android too if rockstar didn't eat a bag of dicks.

Yea I'm a little miffed about it. This is what you get when you don't test and you just want money.
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News Comments > Authenticator Class Action Suit
6. Re: Authenticator Class Action Sui Nov 8, 2012, 22:08 JeffD
Dev wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 21:29:
They cost something to manufacture, but blizzard can afford to pay it out of the game costs. It doesn't hardly cost $60 for d3, yet thats what they've charged most people for digital version.

Alternatively they could use existing authenticator schemes, like the verisign one that I use for paypal and ebay. Then I could have one for all, and they wouldn't have to bother manufacturing.

There is to much derp in this post to reply too. As for the lawsuit, lets not give the attention whore any more...err..attention. This lawsuit has NO merit. This bell person is going to need to invest a crapton of money to prove the allegations (of which blizzard has never released even close to full details about) and frankly none of it is going to stick.
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 5, 2012, 21:34 JeffD
I find it hilarious that console bugs have gotten so bad that now saved games are at risk. badlands 2 recently also had an exploit where a user could create a multi player game with a secret "hardcore" mode enabled.. anyone killed in the game would lose their character forever.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 22, 2012, 20:54 JeffD
Still waiting for software to catch up with android hardware. Weve had quad core phones on the market for how long now and nothing utilizes it? I have an evo 3d from over a year ago..I get a high resolution screen and can take pictures in 3d. There are no new games out...

oh I'm sorry you wanted me to complete that? I just got sidetracked thinking about the fact that as a serious gamer, I have downloaded more new games (6 in the past several months) for my third gen ipod touch then on my android phone (1). Seriously though I am still looking for that one GOOD game that actually takes advantage of my hardware (not talking about the 3d, just any game that has great looking graphics utilizing fast CPU/GPU phones).

Everyone in the pc world will tell you all the flashy hardware systems are used for games by gamers. It seems the android market has been successful in delusioning the market into buying new and flashier hardware without any games or software to demonstrate it.
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