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Signed On Feb 15, 2007, 19:09
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Specs
13. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Specs Oct 10, 2014, 17:29 Flatline
 
mag wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 17:27:
Flatline wrote on Oct 10, 2014, 17:11:
*Six* cores recommended?

That's only a 600 dollar CPU.

Edit: Oh I see. That's for AMD. Still, that's one fuck of a big difference between the AMD & Intel CPU.

Keep in mind that post-Phenom II AMD six- and eight-core processors are more like three- and four-core Intel processors with hyptherthreading, not even getting into the massive per-clock performance advantage that Intel has.

Yeah I forgot about the hyperthreading and all the other nifty stuff Intel has.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Specs
7. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Specs Oct 10, 2014, 17:11 Flatline
 
*Six* cores recommended?

That's only a 600 dollar CPU.

Edit: Oh I see. That's for AMD. Still, that's one fuck of a big difference between the AMD & Intel CPU.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
78. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 9, 2014, 12:12 Flatline
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 11:46:
Flatline wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 11:38:
the "advanced dogfighting" tutorial schooled my ass. I suck. I figured out pretty quickly that lower velocity = tighter turn radius but I still seem to manuever like a drunken whale and have trouble even getting the enemy into my sights.
It will take a bit to learn and master the flight controls.
I have a button on my joystick mapped to turn off flight assist for example and I usually start the turn then shut off flight assist as my ship drifts in one direction and it is spinning around at the same time than flip back flight assist to regain control and go after the baddies.
I use that technique in this video

Just give it time, everyone has to go through that learning process, but trust me ones you get it, dogfighting will be by far the most entertaining part of this game.
You can literally re live dogfighting scenes from movies like Star Wars. Hiding behind asteroids to break visual contact, etc.
Tons of fun.

Nice! I didn't realize flight assist did that.

That's an old hat from my days playing Tachyon: The Fringe (A severely under-rated space combat sim IMHO, and one of the most awesome multiplayer game modes I've ever seen.). I think they called it slipping or something like that in Tachyon.
 
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News Comments > The Evil Within > 30 FPS "Not Supported"
21. Re: The Evil Within > 30 FPS Oct 9, 2014, 11:41 Flatline
 
Deathman29 wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 10:12:
Oh we can run at 4k or greater... but we don't give a crap about anything more than 30FPS. Really? Pathetic

If you design a damn engine, give it flexibility. If you want FPS locks for certain things like say a console at 30FPS, then have a switch for it. Don't hardcode it only one way. Damn n00bs

I don't even want to know how much VRAM is required to run at 4k.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
75. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 9, 2014, 11:38 Flatline
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 08:31:
Flatline wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 16:58:
You assholes.

You finally talked about E:D enough that I caved and picked up the beta.

It's downloading at home now.
You won't be disappointed. It really is an amazing game. I haven't been this excited for a game in the past 10 years at least.
I mean what other space sim game looks this awesome

I got to play around with it for about an hour last night and went through most of the tutorials. They need a little polish as I had to go key-binding hunting lol. But it took about 15 minutes to start to adjust to the flight model.

And the first time you jump between star systems is probably one of the sweetest moments I've had in recent gaming. I was on the fence about the extra 25 bucks to get in on the beta, but after an hour, I'm glad I splurged.

That being said, the "advanced dogfighting" tutorial schooled my ass. I suck. I figured out pretty quickly that lower velocity = tighter turn radius but I still seem to manuever like a drunken whale and have trouble even getting the enemy into my sights. I"ll probably need to go HOTAS here presently.

So now that I"ve said that, anyone interested in buying a kickstarter bounty hunter package for SC? After playing Arena Commander and ED, I'm ready to bail completely on SC.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
69. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 9, 2014, 00:47 Flatline
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 21:40:
Flatline wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 19:47:
I was waiting for full launch but I keep hearing great things even during the beta ....

Apparently you have not been reading these forums much because if you had you would have realizing that this game is a steaming pile of shit.

Well... one of us hasn't been reading the forums much tonight. That much is obvious.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
63. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 19:47 Flatline
 
Task wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 19:34:
For ED, I have that pre-ordered, just waiting for it to get out of beta... but I can wait, since I have other games to play.

I was waiting for full launch but I keep hearing great things even during the beta and considering that there's still a lot to implement I don't see it launching this year.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
59. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 17:45 Flatline
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 17:34:
Flatline wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 16:58:
You assholes.

You finally talked about E:D enough that I caved and picked up the beta.

It's downloading at home now.

What app do you use to remote in to your desktop?

RDP. I have a VM lab cluster that I use for rapid prototyping and sandboxing that I like to access from work/the field so I have my own domain and Dynamic DNS service set up on my router.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
56. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 16:58 Flatline
 
You assholes.

You finally talked about E:D enough that I caved and picked up the beta.

It's downloading at home now.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations
49. Re: Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations Oct 8, 2014, 11:51 Flatline
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 10:58:
I'm stunned that the nemesis system so blinds people to the shallowness this game is; how little it really has to offer.

As far as enemy variety, I'd take interesting NPCs over palate-swapped monster variety 3c any day.

The nemesis system isn't quite there yet, but it's pretty interesting.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations
48. Re: Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations Oct 8, 2014, 11:49 Flatline
 
Quinn wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 08:50:
Xero wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 07:59:
After watching a good 20 minutes or so from an hour long gameplay w/commentary video that IGN had posted, I was able to see this myself rather quickly. It looked highly repetitive of go here, kill him, choose a new target, go kill him, etc. I know there is a lot of fluff in between but that's the idea.

There's really not a lot of fluff in between. It's basically just... killing Uruks and collecting meaningless shite.

I truly think a lot of enthousiasts today will look at this game in retrospect later and think "Blegh, it actually sucked.". I have enough respect for the PC gamer to believe this.

It's not just killing Uruks though that's crappy. I mean, that's what God of War was and that's fine.

My problem is that so far (and I'm only 3 hours into the game so this may change) half my really nifty abilities are only good against single Uruks. Even all the nifty open-combat shit that I can do to stunned enemies and stuff I almost never do unless there's only one or two enemies left because the mob all charges and I have to interrupt what I"m doing to counter. So it's basically your basic attacks, alternating with your counters, and every 8 hits or so your sword turns blue and you get to perform an execution.

Which would be fine but I've gotten to the point already where most of the executions are repeating now. And that's not fine.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday
27. Re: Star Citizen at $56M; CitizenCon Friday Oct 8, 2014, 11:35 Flatline
 
Creston wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 10:52:
puts out the call to vote for their next stretch goal

I thought they had stopped doing that?

They were going to but the fan boys kept shouting "encore!" and they 'reluctantly' came back out and said "well okay".

Besides.

This "CitizenCon" had to cost at least 250k to produce and stream when you account for wages for participants, content creation, lost time that could be spent on the game, bandwidth, streaming servers, etc...

So yeah, probably 250k. Which is a not-quite-insignificant chunk of change when your budget is 50 million. It'd be better if you put out some limited edition ship to generate another 2 mil or so.
 
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News Comments > DICE: BF4 Launch "Absolutely" Damaged Player Trust
18. Re: DICE: BF4 Launch Oct 8, 2014, 11:29 Flatline
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 10:41:
Let me tell you something, I was in beta of BF4, and the forums were FULL of detailed description of every single shanghai exploit and crash, and there were HALF A DOZEN. The sound issue was so widespread a single dude could mute the sound for everyone on a server. ON FUCKING RELEASE.

You'd think after the like 9 iterative nearly identical games they've released that they'd get better at the coding and the netcode.

It's really kind of bizarre that nothing changes.
 
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News Comments > Costume Quest 2 Released
1. Re: Costume Quest 2 Released Oct 7, 2014, 18:49 Flatline
 
I don't even remember the last Costume Quest.

Does this one contain a complete game? Or does it peter out about halfway through?
 
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News Comments > etc.
22. Re: etc. Oct 7, 2014, 18:47 Flatline
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 13:59:
Why do we even have video game journalists anymore?

Who else is going to dictate what our hobby constitutes of and when it's time for a cultural sea change shift?

It's certainly not the people who make, publish, or play the games who can do that. No, it's only the true artists- the people who can churn out a couple thousand words on someone else's artistic endeavor, who can truly connect the gaming public all of *humanity* to these enigmas of reflex and storytelling.

Truth of it is we don't need game journalists much any more. We either enjoy their schtick and stick with them for their personality and entertainment value (Yahtzee I'm looking at you) or their publication goes under (virtually every dead tree magazine out there).
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
20. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 7, 2014, 11:41 Flatline
 
yuastnav wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 05:09:
So? That is kind of personal preference. To this day I cannot fathom why, say, Bioshock Infinite got as much coverage as it did since almost any other game would have been more interesting. But that is just my personal opinion.

So a producer who has a track record for cult favorites spanning 10+ years with a nearly unmatched pedigree (System Shock 2, Thief 1/2 and the entire lore behind the thief games, and bioshock, I'll leave the superhero game out) makes a follow-up game to one of the best selling games of his career and you can't understand why it gets press coverage? Seriously?

And then you compare that to the strangely national attention that a choose your own adventure game gets and intonate that the attention both projects got were basically equivalent?

At least with Bioshock Infinite I can understand why it would gain industry buzz even if I didn't like the game.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
19. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 7, 2014, 11:36 Flatline
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 14:58:
Per her boyfriend, the coverage came before the sex. And it came because she traveled the country going to conferences and being people. You know, networking. The way you get most things that can't be bought.

I only heard about it because it came out the day Robin Williams died, so they're was that timeliness, too.

Fair 'nuff. I'll remember that. As I said I'm kind of orbiting on the edges of all this.
 
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News Comments > etc.
36. Re: etc. Oct 5, 2014, 23:33 Flatline
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 21:49:
Flatline wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 18:53:
ASeven wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 12:34:
Whoever was the cunt that made that car bomb threat, I hope he is found and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. These threats help neither side.

And speaking of Leigh Alexander, have a compilation of saying from this SJW woman. Because if anyone can talk about ethics, it surely is she.

Who is this person and why do they apparently have power to ruin the lives of people?

She is the Chief Editor on Gamasutra

And that tells you everything you need to know She is the single most unprofessional idiot ever allowed into a public writing position.

Holy shit... It's like she's intentionally shooting to become the Senator McCarthy of the video game industry.

Not that I particularly went to gamasutra very often (I used to like 10 years ago, video game postmortems were kind of awesome to read about back then), but I'm boycotting the fuck out of any organization whose leader who behaves that way.

No wonder Intel pulled the plug on their advertising. I would too if the lead editor was running around saying shit like that.

I need to go write them an email letting them know they did the right thing.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
42. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 5, 2014, 21:52 Flatline
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 21:07:
Damn you people...

Downloading SoM as we speak....

Same here. GMG gave me a 23% discount so I think I spent 38 bucks on the game. Sub-40 dollars should be a good deal I suspect.
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. Oct 5, 2014, 18:53 Flatline
 
ASeven wrote on Oct 5, 2014, 12:34:
Whoever was the cunt that made that car bomb threat, I hope he is found and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. These threats help neither side.

And speaking of Leigh Alexander, have a compilation of saying from this SJW woman. Because if anyone can talk about ethics, it surely is she.

Who is this person and why do they apparently have power to ruin the lives of people?
 
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