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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Skyforge Trailer
3. Re: Skyforge Trailer Jun 25, 2015, 20:37 CJ_Parker
 
Environmental graphics look great while characters, monsters, effects etc. look like typical sub-par Obsidian quality. Interest level: Zero. Next.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
12. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 25, 2015, 01:20 CJ_Parker
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 23:18:
So I went ahead and just bought myself a 980 Ti !
upgrading from a sapphire 290 vapor-x

now to find a top of the line gsync monitor 1440p. IPS
any suggestions?

Dude, why did ya buy now instead of waiting for the FuryX to settle in? It would have been smarter to wait four to six weeks and see what effect the new AMD lineup has on the market. Even the 980Ti hasn't fully settled in yet and while the prices have come down a little, you are still paying an early adopter premium.
And good luck finding a 1440p G-Sync IPS LCD that is not made by Acer. There is nothing else out there at the moment. The Asus Swift is TN and everything else (BenQ, AOC, Philips) is 1080p, not 1440p.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 23, 2015, 19:44 CJ_Parker
 
Spector's probably right. Just like no one is seriously talking about or supporting 3D Vision or surround gaming anymore, there is a high chance that VR is going to be a thing for a few months when the OR comes out and then will be quickly forgotten about (at least in gaming... fucking Facebook will probably try to use it for other shit).  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2015, Part Two
1. Re: E3 2015 Booth Babes, Dudes and Cosplay Photos. Jun 23, 2015, 19:35 CJ_Parker
 
Aaah some very nice Dark Souls bunnies especially the two blondes  
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider E3 Video
4. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider E3 Video Jun 23, 2015, 19:32 CJ_Parker
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jun 23, 2015, 19:04:
PC or GTFO!

+2 Lara-sized b00bies
 
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues
26. Re: Batman: Arkham Knight PC Issues Jun 23, 2015, 15:23 CJ_Parker
 
LOL @ anyone who is still stupid enough to preorder or buy games on release day  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Pricing Adjusted
8. removed Jun 23, 2015, 15:16 CJ_Parker
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
7. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Jun 22, 2015, 18:18 CJ_Parker
 
Dude, I never denied the existence of any problems (of my own or nVidia drivers). I'm fully aware that recent drivers appeared to have issues for some people. My intention was just to bring balance to the negative force and point out that the drivers did not generally crash for everyone. The 'stop breaking shit' part was purely in jest. Reeeeeelaaaaaaaaaax!  
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
3. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Jun 22, 2015, 12:48 CJ_Parker
 
I always have the latest WHQL drivers installed. Zero crash issues here. You guys need to stop breaking shit!  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
20. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 21, 2015, 17:20 CJ_Parker
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Jun 21, 2015, 08:18:
AMD denies the rumors
link

Ah look. I have a personal parrot!
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Jun 20, 2015, 20:34 CJ_Parker
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 17:56:
I don't know what I was doing but apparently I got to level 20,590.

Edit: I'm a mere peasant since it goes up to level 100,000,000.

lol yeah my current game is at level 1,460,000+ and counting (several levels per second with all the skipping). I literally got trillions in cash, upgraded to 811 billion health and dishing out 10,111 million (= 10bn+) base DPS w/o the elemental multipliers which I have all raised to level 7 so I'm actually doing 116bn damage per autofire shot.
And I'm not even running scripts or playing actively except for upgrading stuff every two or three hours. Bosses die way too fast for any serious clicking anyway.

Dis is M4DN3$$!!11

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
16. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 20, 2015, 20:19 CJ_Parker
 
1badmf wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 17:54:
is it legal for you to be leaking this stuff to us? i love juicy gossip but i wouldn't want anyone here to go to federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison for it. i know you don't work for them but maybe your contacts could get screwed.

The rumors that AMD might split up and sell parts of the company to Samsung are neither new nor groundbreaking. The old CEO had allegedly(!) examined these break-up options and decided against it. The new CEO Lisa Su is now allegedly(!!!) revisiting the plans and has (allegedly!!!) hired consulting firms to check the viability.
An AMD spokesperson, however, has denied that any such options are currently being explored at all.

As for old stories on a Samsung buyout (of at least parts of AMD):

March 2015: Samsung To Allegedly Acquire AMD To Compete With Intel And Qualcomm Head On
March 2015: Why Samsung should buy AMD
July 2012(!): AMD, who will buy?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 20, 2015, 15:08 CJ_Parker
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 12:23:
1badmf wrote on Jun 20, 2015, 00:32:
at 4k you don't need AA tho i think, especially on a computer monitor. kinda speaking out of my ass, but the pixels would be so small that jaggies would be invisible. i play on a 1920x1200 27" screen, and i only do low AA cuz that's more than sufficient to get the jaggies away. i imagine if the pixels were a quarter the size i could turn AA off and not really notice unless i buried my nose on the screen.

you sir are correct, but it's always fun to listen to a bunch of people talk out of their ass as if it were 'fact'.


thus spoke the uber n00b

You absolutely do need AA, no matter the resolution because textures are never 100% smooth and seamless. No matter how hard the artists may try, you always have texture seams and if you use 16x AF for nicer and sharper textures it exacerbates the issue.
The result is either texture flickering or just a certain level of "noise" in the image. All of this is especially the case in games with grass and lots of vegetation where you have lots of overlapping textures and potential jaggies.

That's why you ALWAYS (regardless of resolution) want to use at least 2x MSAA to smooth your image without making it blurry like shitty FXAA does.
Well, it's what image quality connoisseurs (those who would actually care about running 4K) would want to do.
But some of you console peasants probably wouldn't know image quality even if it crawled out of your pixel puke soup 60" 1280x720 TV and bit ya in the ass!
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 20:31 CJ_Parker
 
So... overdone HDR confirmed. Um. Yay?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2015, 20:12 CJ_Parker
 
Dagnamit wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 14:43:
The 4k benches are out of control on the review sites. All they tell me is that native 4k gaming at reasonable price point is at least 2 years away. Gaming at below 60 fps is just unacceptable to me, so when I see those benches in the 30-50 range, from a Titan X no less a $1000 card, I just roll my eyes.

Very true and the eyes almost roll over backwards when you look at the retarded settings they are using to get those 30-50fps. Most of the time AA is either off or they're using FXAA at best. No AF either. And in-game settings turned down to high (from ultra) or medium (from high or ultra), no ambient occlusion, nothing fancy because it would kill performance to single digits otherwise.

Completely stupid. Why would anyone game at 4K with dumbed down settings just to be able to run the res when you can play at full HD or 1440p with everything maxed out, nice MSAA/TXAA, 16x AF, HBAO and all the bells and whistles?

It's true... real 4K gaming at reasonable quality settings is *at least* another gen away, probably two (nVidia Volta and AMD-whatever-islands) or more. It all depends on how big of a leap we will get out of next year's shrink to 14nm/16nm.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
49. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 19:57 CJ_Parker
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 18:59:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 14:18:
I reserve the right to steal
I think this one line pretty much sums you up as a human being.

Ya think? Look, I've been gaming on the PC for 22 years (started on the C64 and on that toaster when I was a teenager I owned almost exclusively pirated games like everyone else here in EU).
Anyway, back to the PC... I have pirated maybe a handful of games in all of those 22 years.
In the past 15 years, i.e. since the year 2000, I'm pretty sure that I have pirated exactly three games.
In all three instances I pirated because it was not possible to buy and legitimately activate a legally bought uncensored copy (even if I would have imported from US/UK) from within my country.
The only way to be able to play an uncensored version was through piracy so I reluctantly went rogue.

As I said boycott takes priority and I'm really good at boycotting. I don't have to have every cool kid game. Most of the crap that is released nowadays is not even worth pirating in the first place. The chances that I will pirate an Eidos game are minimal. But one thing is certain: I'm done giving these disrespectful bastards any money.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
27. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 14:18 CJ_Parker
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 13:49:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 12:58:
Squirmer wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 10:55:
I think people are missing the point a bit. No one's saying Eidos can't use themes of bigotry and segregation etc. The problem is the specific use of the term "apartheid" which was a specific set of policies resulting in the oppression of the black population and curtailment their rights. Many people died in the struggle against those policies.

It's an easy term to throw around, but much harder to handle with sensitivity and respect for the people who suffered under it. Using it to market your videogame story could seem pretty insensitive since they're not addressing the actual policy of apartheid as it existed in the real world; they're just leveraging an emotional term as shorthand. It's a bit gross that Eidos literally trademarked the term apartheid.

^ this

Excellent summary, Sir. Big round of applause fer ya and fuck Eidos indeed, especially for the trademarking bit ("gross" or disgusting does not even begin to sum up how incredibly shitty and tasteless their actions are).
As a result, I will boycott (pirate) all of their future games for this. Another publisher who just went straight to the shitlist.

Not offended enough to just not play the game, only enough to steal it. Real strong principles you've got there. Even funnier for you to make an offense based argument given some of the stuff you've spewed on these boards before. If I recall, your signature used to say "Born to Troll." Too funny.

Learn to read. I was talking about Eidos games in general, not just DXMD, and I said boycott OR steal. Boycott has the priority and, especially after these news, I have below zero interest in Deus Ex MD so I'm not gonna steal that shit. I reserve the right to steal any other games they might offer if one catches my interest though (very unlikely).

I'm also not sure about the trolling connection. You're comparing my harmless trolling to a publisher trademarking "apartheid". Seriously?
You might want to get a clue about history and watch some documentaries about apartheid in SA, Nelson Mandela and Steven Biko to understand that it is absolutely outrageous of Eidos to disrespectfully trademark the term just to advertise a violent video game.

But it does not surprise me that some of ya yanks are totally fine with this. In a country where it's the norm to shoot a dozen unarmed black people every day you probably can't be bothered to give a fuck about such non-issues, right?
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
19. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 19, 2015, 12:58 CJ_Parker
 
Squirmer wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 10:55:
I think people are missing the point a bit. No one's saying Eidos can't use themes of bigotry and segregation etc. The problem is the specific use of the term "apartheid" which was a specific set of policies resulting in the oppression of the black population and curtailment their rights. Many people died in the struggle against those policies.

It's an easy term to throw around, but much harder to handle with sensitivity and respect for the people who suffered under it. Using it to market your videogame story could seem pretty insensitive since they're not addressing the actual policy of apartheid as it existed in the real world; they're just leveraging an emotional term as shorthand. It's a bit gross that Eidos literally trademarked the term apartheid.

^ this

Excellent summary, Sir. Big round of applause fer ya and fuck Eidos indeed, especially for the trademarking bit ("gross" or disgusting does not even begin to sum up how incredibly shitty and tasteless their actions are).
As a result, I will boycott (pirate) all of their future games for this. Another publisher who just went straight to the shitlist.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2015, 12:51 CJ_Parker
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 12:01:
it's cool and quiet (silent when idle because the fan turns off)

Just as an addendum: This zero fan mode feature depends on the manufacturer of the card. Don't rush out and buy any 970 expecting it to be silent in idle mode. There are only a few select cards that support this feature like the Asus Strix, MSI 4G Gaming, Palit JetStream and some EVGA models.
It's totally awesome though if you're into the whole silent PC thing. I got a GTX 980 card with zero fan mode, too. I will never be buying a card with fans spinning in idle mode ever again, that much is sure.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
2. Re: Overwatch Trailer Jun 18, 2015, 20:17 CJ_Parker
 
Fuck no.  
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