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Nickname CJ_Parker
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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Nordic Buys de Blob
2. Re: Nordic Buys de Blob Oct 31, 2014, 14:32 CJ_Parker
 
de blob da fuq?!?  
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News Comments > Prey 2 Cancelled
22. Re: Prey 2 Cancelled Oct 31, 2014, 14:30 CJ_Parker
 
Original game was kinda fun and I liked the native American stuff for a change of scenery but it wasn't great enough to really mourn the loss of a sequel. In other words: Not a single shit is given here.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Oct 31, 2014, 14:28 CJ_Parker
 
Definitely had the greater atmosphere. Loved those snowflakes gently tumbling towards the ground!  
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $59M
39. Re: Star Citizen at $59M Oct 30, 2014, 07:07 CJ_Parker
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 04:59:
I wish I could make a giant smiley "eyeroll" emoticon and perpetually roll my eyes at statements like these:

"I think youíre going to be surprised: the FPS module isnít an asideÖ itís a fully featured game in and of itself!"

Thank you Christ Rorberts for making me see the light. We never wanted space games really. What we really wanted was a never ending stream of bullshit fed directly from your anus into our veins!! Oh and a FPS game. Yeah we really wanted another one of those!!

Rolleyes

True that. This is also -against all hope or what the devs might have said about "controller agnostic" in the past- going to have the side effect that the game will definitely be optimized for either keyboard/mouse or console controller play (Chris Roberts and other devs always use a Xbox controller when demo'ing the game).

The current controls in AC are already heavily skewed in favor of KBM. People believing that KBM will be nerfed in favor of HOTAS are delusional IMHO. Why would they intentionally break a working control scheme just to appease a minority? They can easily afford losing the hardcore space sim nuts with HOTASs at this point.
The KBM/controller demographic is much larger and there is a lot of potential new cows waiting to be milked.

In fact, the FPS module is certainly geared at tapping even more into the mainstream. In the early days the only talk about FPS was for boarding other ships. Then they expanded it to planetside and now CR is talking about a "fully featured game in and of itself".

At this point I am personally just hoping that Squadron 42 will be good but my interest in the PU is homing in on zero. It's going to be a pay-to-win clusterfuck circus of epic moronic proportions.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $59M
30. Re: Star Citizen at $59M Oct 29, 2014, 21:20 CJ_Parker
 
clint wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 18:23:
Tomb raider, crysis 3, max payne 3, dead pool, cost over 100 million to make.

No, they didn't. First, I doubt that any of those games really had a $100 million+ budget (ANALyst estimates are notoriously wrrrong) but even if some of these games did in fact have a budget of $100+ million then only a fraction of that moolah was used to actually make the game.
Most of it was market research, advertising, marketing and possibly even licensing costs in some cases.

Star Citizen, except for whatever Chris Roberts is contributing, only has a single chick (Sandi Gardiner) doing all the marketing. Lots of their marketing costs is covered by subscriber money and for Gamescom and PAX they are selling unique trophies for people to display in their hangars. The money from those sales is used to cover the costs of these events. Not sure if it covers the costs completely but they are certainly getting some nice dough from all the slobbering fanbois.
Also, they have no licensing costs because Roberts was not interested in picking up the Wing Commander franchise. And they have no publisher wasting money on stupid shit like market research and focus group testing etc.

Finally, they are way in the safe territory above their estimated budget according to Roberts. He revealed some time not too long ago that they have put money aside, so even if funding went to a full stop from one day to the next, they could still finish the game (presumably minus a few stretch goals).
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront in Holidays 2015
24. Re: Star Wars Battlefront in Holidays 2015 Oct 29, 2014, 14:25 CJ_Parker
 
Slick wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 04:24:
blahblah y'all suck blahblah

Dude.

No.

 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Oct 28, 2014, 22:36 CJ_Parker
 
Meh. Infinite's DLC is still expensive as fuck. I'm hoping the Steam Xmas sale offer will be more attractive like $9.99 for the complete edition.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront in Holidays 2015
13. Re: Star Wars Battlefront in Holidays 2015 Oct 28, 2014, 22:27 CJ_Parker
 
*sigh* so the tradition of shitty Star Wars game releases "coinciding" with shitty Star Wars movie releases continues  
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com
50. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com Oct 28, 2014, 15:18 CJ_Parker
 
Meh. For some reason I originally thought the X-Wing bundle would be like a complete edition and actually include XvT and Alliance. At Ä7.99 it's way too expensive just for the classic games. I'm on standby for a sale.  
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com?
32. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com? Oct 28, 2014, 00:05 CJ_Parker
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 23:30:
I'm pretty sure that there were texture mods for XWing Alliance that made it look a lot nicer.

Indeed.

http://www.xwaupgrade.com/
 
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com?
16. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com? Oct 27, 2014, 20:59 CJ_Parker
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 20:53:
You didn't really feel like a "bad guy", you weren't a Sith. You were a pilot in the Imperial Navy. Many of the missions revolved around fighting pirates and smugglers.

I know... I still played the game back in the day but never enjoyed it as much as the X-Wing games because sitting in anything "TIE" just felt... wrong
 
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com?
10. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com? Oct 27, 2014, 20:31 CJ_Parker
 
Numinar wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 20:24:
Too true! But Strike Commander was always more of a shallow technical marvel than an awesome fun game.

I actually enjoyed the gameplay a lot. Managing the money and resources between missions, being able to choose the next mission, then choosing your wingman (wing-woman), equipping your plane with a weapon loadout appropriate for the mission and appropriate for you as a pilot and then playing through the at least half-decent story (especially for an action flight sim) was way beyond just the scope of a "technical marvel" back in the day (strictly IMHO ofc).
 
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News Comments > X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com?
6. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com? Oct 27, 2014, 20:18 CJ_Parker
 
Never was a big fan of TIE Fighter because the bad guys but I'll definitely pick up the X-Wing bundle at some point. Realistically I don't think there's too much fun to be had with the really old ones though.
I picked up Strike Commander the day it came out and was super-eager to get back into it as I loved it to death back in the day and... well, let's just say that I have rarely ever uninstalled a new purchase as quickly as that. Some games are better off being a nostalgic memory.
 
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News Comments > On Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Mantle Support
20. Re: On Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Mantle Support Oct 26, 2014, 20:14 CJ_Parker
 
lol@AMD  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 26, 2014, 20:07 CJ_Parker
 
w00t

no Alien, no Evil Within and no Grimrock 2
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer
3. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailer Oct 24, 2014, 21:46 CJ_Parker
 
ItBurn wrote on Oct 24, 2014, 21:39:
When CDProjekt makes a trailer, you watch the trailer.

In this case, no. I don't want to spoil the glorious moment when I will finally start playing the Enhanced Edition.

[x] Dim lights
[x] Fridge stocked to the brim with snacks and drinks
[x] Click the exe for the first time, popping the cherry and enjoying the intro in all its full cinematic in-game glory

Watching it prior on YT is kinda like cyber sex instead of the real deal.

I think they're better than Blizzard.

Agreed.
 
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News Comments > Arma III Free Weekend
7. Re: Arma III Free Weekend Oct 23, 2014, 19:46 CJ_Parker
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 19:35:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 19:29:
So does this freebie include the single player campaign or is it just the multiplayer?

both, it's all inclusive when you install it.

Thanks. I guess I'll give it a shot then to see if it's better than part deux.
 
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News Comments > Arma III Free Weekend
3. Re: Arma III Free Weekend Oct 23, 2014, 19:29 CJ_Parker
 
So does this freebie include the single player campaign or is it just the multiplayer?  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
9. Re: New GeForce Drivers Oct 22, 2014, 23:57 CJ_Parker
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 23:25:
The real question is, why would anyone with the money to be able to run games at 4K not be using a 4K monitor?

Poor scaling, limited choice of displays compared to 1080p or 1440p, high prices. Just off the top of my head.

There really isn't anything to complain about here though. DSR is a free totally optional feature addition on the driver level. If you enable it, you get a few more resolution options within the games you play. Finding out whether you like or can run DSR is as simple as changing the resolution in the game, play a bit and decide whether to just go fuck it and revert back to 1080p/1440p or maybe try a lower DSR level.

What's not to like here? It couldn't be easier and more simple to fiddle around with graphical quality enhancements - or not... in my limited testing experience the quality boost depends a lot on the game and its engine.
Anyway, even according to the feature description in the control panel, it's mostly a feature to spruce up the quality of older games. I'd say it works quite nicely in that regard. Not all (older) games support proper AA so DSR is a nice, free way to enhance the visuals a little.
 
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Takes Off
6. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad Takes Off Oct 22, 2014, 10:37 CJ_Parker
 
Flight sims aren't exactly the most popular genre so it seems kinda strange that this dev would intentionally try to piss off as many simmers as possible but fair enough, they won't be getting any of my business. Fuck those guys big time.  
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