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News Comments > Game Reviews
19. No subject May 23, 2015, 23:29 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Task wrote on May 23, 2015, 15:52:
Eh, Mack thought Dark Souls was too hard for him control wise. I've played W2 on the hardest difficulty with a kb/m, easy for me, but difficult for others I guess. Playing so many games over the years on console and PC has helped perhaps learning various control setup/mechanics.

Same, I haven't ever gotten around to a insane playthrough but I'm good enough on W2 on dark to get through it without dying now. The biggest change is where you rolled out of the way for everything, now you're going to dodge a lot of stuff instead of rolling. Rolling can cause a creature to regenerate faster than you can do damage.
 
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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Free Content
10. No subject May 20, 2015, 01:52 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Dacron wrote on May 19, 2015, 23:48:
Tunnels? I can see one incredibly long, overly sophisticated tunnel getting flooded during rush hour

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I can't wait to try that now. I do love the hell out of the water physics in this game.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Released
29. No subject May 19, 2015, 10:18 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Task wrote on May 19, 2015, 09:34:
Are you positive nothing transfers? I was hoping some things would like my Raven Armor. When you get all the "best" weapons and armor in Witcher 1, those transferred into W2 (they were actually quest items though), but they were downgraded items for balance purposes - and were just sliiightly better than starting equipment (and could be upgraded). For instance, I used the Aerondight (fully upgraded doing 30 or so base damage) with runes throughout Chapter I and partway in II.

I had all of that gear in my W2 save and none of it transferred over. It looks like the only stuff that transferred over were decisions, quest resolutions, etc.
 
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News Comments > More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy
14. No subject May 19, 2015, 10:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 19, 2015, 09:18:
But anyone who has been around 10+ years in PC Gaming knows that while AMD has good hardware, they are NOTORIOUS for horrible drivers. Every time I have upgraded my GPU since the good old VOODOO days, this has played a factor into my purchase of NVIDIA cards, and why I will NOT purchase a AMD card.

Funny enough it was the opposite reason that I jumped from nvidia to amd back around when the 290 drivers were released. Because while their hardware was great, all their drivers did for nearly a year was crash, crash, crash, TDR, TDR, TDR all the while they tried blaming users for it. Until it came to light that it was their drivers causing the problems, because their cards ran so hot they dropped the voltage down to keep the gpu cooler. That caused serious instability, and then they fixed it for about 3 releases and all of a sudden the problem was back again.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units
27. No subject May 19, 2015, 09:13 Mashiki Amiketo
 
InBlack wrote on May 19, 2015, 05:41:

Sounds pretty good so far! Thanks again Mashiki! Let us (read: me) know how 'open-world' it really is once you get out of the first area, there was some concern in some of the previews that you can't just pick up and head in a random direction without wandering into higher level NPCs and monsters (which would be awesome) or without first getting a quest to travel somewhere (which would suck).

Well I'd call it more 'open-zone' but the areas are huge, I haven't checked but I'm pretty sure you can travel back to other areas as well from where you've been. Since the story is liner and all that it's not surprising that they went this route, since each area has something core to do with the story, and there are multiple overlapping segments in the same area as well. Haven't hit any major cities yet or anything, but the second main area you head into is massive in size, I can't put a scale to compare it against to say skyrim but it's still large. Wandering into a lot of areas will get your face chewed on without a problem, I've had that happen 4-5 times already.

Anyway, no complaints, quite happy. The no fully open-world is disappointing but I figure once we get the redkit it'll be changed fairly quick.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Released
18. No subject May 19, 2015, 09:08 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Scatterblak wrote on May 19, 2015, 07:49:
It's 3rd person, and immersion is just not very good. If there was a viable 1st-person option, I (and a lot of other people) would be way into it. 3rd person only changes it from being a personal adventure to something akin to being nearsighted and playing with dolls.

Uh a lot of the big titles over the last 10 years have only been 3rd person. Don't like it? Well that cuts down on a lot of stuff you can play especially since the witcher series has only ever been 3rd person.

Anyway, 12 hours non-stop enjoying the hell out of it. Really like the "oh shit, enemies going to chomp on your face" stuff because you're too weak. Disappointed non of my gear from W2 transferred over, but I can understand why it didn't. It was uber-powerful stuff especially dark items towards the end, and that would simply make it too easy.

Plays well on my 7950, have almost everything on ultra except shadows. Think I'm using SSAO but I'd have to double check, getting ~40fps or so, there's enough time for them to fix the usual crap like what happened when W2 was released. As for overall gameplay and all the rest, enjoying it a lot. Despite the whining of 'omg graphics downgrade' they're good, quite good in quality. Fog and lighting effects are excellent as well. Music is excellent too. I'm also quite happy that geralt feels more like geralt(as in the books) then in the previous two.
 
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News Comments > More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy
1. No subject May 19, 2015, 09:03 Mashiki Amiketo
 
You'd think nvidia would have learned from Intel's clusterfuck on pretty much the same thing, but apparently not. I mean I think it only cost Intel half a billion dollars.  
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News Comments > Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units
16. No subject May 19, 2015, 04:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
InBlack wrote on May 19, 2015, 03:32:
Thanks, Mashiki....Now people, give us some impressions. Most of all I am interested in the gameplay/combat. From the previews and videos I managed to deduce that the game is gorgeous, that the world is pretty large and that the quests and storyline are aweseome sauce. How is the rest of the game? Is the combat repetitive? Gimmicky? Is the freeform openworld part of the game a myth? Does it play more like an action adventure than an RPG? I need info

Enjoyable, combat is slight different from W2. Enemies are more agile, some stronger and so on. I haven't even left the first area that you start in and have ~9 hours of gameplay in, haven't even discovered everything yet. Just finishing up the quest 'treasure hunt' where you find some lost witcher schematics. I'd say it's still very RPGish, but does have some more actiony elements to it.

So for those that found the W2 lacking, they should enjoy W3.

Oh as for 'is it pretty' yeah it's damned pretty not even using sweetfx yet, fog is done very well, lighting done well. You can see at times where it was downgraded. Also just had my first hardlock while playing, in the inventory screen. Apparently there's quite a few people with the same problem. But I consider that pretty good since it's my first problem in 9 hours.

edit: Ran into something absolutly hilarious, wish I'd been recording it. Anyway, going along hacking up some deserters slice one pretty much in half. And I get a chance to talk to him, what does he say "You're fucked..."

Also if you're playing on the higher difficulties, grab "sun and stars" under the general section it'll make things a bit easier right at the start.

This comment was edited on May 19, 2015, 04:53.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units
14. No subject May 19, 2015, 03:24 Mashiki Amiketo
 
InBlack wrote on May 19, 2015, 02:43:
I fucking hope not...So...Im assuming most of you guys got the Witcher through an online store or such, how big is the download and the game when installed (asking if it will fit on my SSD)?
Call it 25GB(24.7GB) on my SSD.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units
11. No subject May 19, 2015, 01:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Frijoles wrote on May 18, 2015, 23:32:
There's a setup file in Documents\Witcher 3\ that you can change to "fix" it. But it's a bit messy. And by a bit, I mean very messy. Still, it worked. Took me about 10 minutes and complains constantly about the keybindings being changed. Loving the story though, although I think it just crashed.

Yeah I saw that, been screwing around with it a bit. Could be worse, I mean it could be an encrypted file.

edit: have to toss in that the composer did a hell of a job on W3's soundtrack. Damned amazing.

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News Comments > Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units
7. No subject May 18, 2015, 23:11 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Frijoles wrote on May 18, 2015, 23:03:

(Witcher 3) They fucked up key bindings badly. Can't remap a bunch of keys, and movement keys aren't even listed. If you're not WASD, you don't exist.

But GTA5 is awesome.

Yeah keybindings are the only thing so far that pisses me off. Bet it'll get fixed in the next patch though.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. No subject May 18, 2015, 19:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on May 18, 2015, 08:11:

Anyway, yeah, "keep looking" is a pretty bad response from someone that said that the PC was eclipsing all the consoles for Ubi, when it was actually a third what PS4 sales were, and had actually had a significant YoY decline. I mean, these numbers take two seconds to find, may as well find them before citing something incorrectly.

useful tip: A Q1 on unfinished release period is not indicative of final YQ for total products sold.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. No subject May 18, 2015, 07:47 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on May 18, 2015, 07:04:
Per their Q1 report, PC was 14% of sales. PS4 was 36%, PS3 was 17%, Xbone was 17%, 360 was 14%. PC sales were actually half what they were, proportionately, the year prior.

Keep looking, you'll get there eventually.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. No subject May 18, 2015, 04:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Jerykk wrote on May 18, 2015, 04:18:
Hate to break it to you but big budget PC exclusives are only going to become less and less common. About 95% of AAA games are multiplatform these days. If you boycott every game that doesn't require a Titan X to run well, you aren't going to be playing many games.

Only need to give it a few years since PC's are at or very near at eclipsing all three consoles in terms of raw sales. Even Ubisoft who said "all PC gamers are pirates" found that when they didn't piss on PC gamers they had unprecedented sales being equal to the PS4 and PS3 combined. Xbone had something around 11% of total sales.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. No subject May 17, 2015, 23:22 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 17, 2015, 20:48:

Must have been some kind of error, they announced the global unlock times a couple weeks ago and it's always been 4PM pacific, 7PM eastern. They chose to base it on midnight British Time for some reason.

Also, I'm expecting gamepad to rule this one.

Musta been, I'm up for 7 though. I saw someone playing it, can't remember the stream but either they were shit poor with a controller or they simply sucked because they couldn't hit the broadside of a barn.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. No subject May 17, 2015, 20:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
My PC is ready, my mouse is ready, my keyboard is ready. MY BODY IS READY.

Interestingly enough, GoG's downloader now shows a 7pm EST release time. Yesterday it was showing 8pm...I'm not complaining.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. No subject May 17, 2015, 03:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on May 16, 2015, 22:05:
The real problem with reddits new policies is that they cannot claim to stand against harassment but then allow mockery and harassment subreddits like ShitRedditSays that exist PURELY to link to other reddit conversations and shame the users.

Well SRS is okay in their book because 'they' do it. After all, several ex-admins are now mods there, which should tell you something.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. No subject May 15, 2015, 15:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Julio wrote on May 15, 2015, 13:15:
Wonder if Kotaku has a bunch of 45+ staff members.

Probably not, much like their diversity of the vast majority of their staff being white males. Kotaku does a fine job of displaying hypocrisy while trying to claim the moral high ground.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
48. No subject May 12, 2015, 22:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Krovven wrote on May 12, 2015, 14:16:

I don't think so. It's not like it's showing nothing. It's showing a completed percentage as it goes. The same info that is shown on the other screen.

And I see no option to change it.

If I see a download rate, and you don't. And we're both using the same version, then it's a bug isn't it.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
33. No subject May 12, 2015, 06:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quinn wrote on May 12, 2015, 04:25:
This game has been staring at me from inside my STEAM Library for about a year by now. Not sure why, but preloads always get me excited!

A few scary things, though. Have you guys seen this on Reddit? Concerns me a little, it does.

Blue, perhaps the above link is worthy news? A perceptive Reddit user noticed an obvious downgrade in graphics, Watch_Dogs style. Something in me says "Lets just wait and see." but those screenshot comparisons do look ominous.

Watch the 2GB uncompressed version of the video and the game looks fine. Actually it looks better then fine.

2GB link inside
 
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