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News Comments > Watch Dogs Conspiracy! DLC Released
17. Re: Watch Dogs Conspiracy! DLC Released Jun 5, 2014, 17:17 NKD
 
Task wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 16:45:
I don't think Ubi understands what "Conspiracy" means. It certainly doesn't involve cyborgs.

Says the guy with an avatar related to a game where there is a conspiracy involving cyborgs.
 
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News Comments > Steam FAQ Adds Early Access Caveat
9. Re: Steam FAQ Adds Early Access Caveat Jun 5, 2014, 04:52 NKD
 
Luke wrote on Jun 5, 2014, 04:00:

Does that include Star Citizen

I don't know. I don't really follow Star Citizen that closely, I don't know what disclaimers they've given, if any. Certainly you're taking your risks buying into a title that ambitious, but if they haven't been clear that the title might end up being something less than indicated, then that's on them, at least partially, not on the people who bought in with the idea that they were going to deliver.
 
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News Comments > Steam FAQ Adds Early Access Caveat
7. Re: Steam FAQ Adds Early Access Caveat Jun 5, 2014, 03:46 NKD
 
If the developer and Steam make it clear that there is no promise the title will ever reach a certain state of features and content, and you still pay your money for the game in its current state, then that's that. If the game doesn't turn out how you want, you don't get to cry six months later and say it's not complete enough and demand your money back. You DO get to go fuck yourself however.

Early Access is buying a game in its current state with the hope that it'll be more. The hope, not the guarantee. If you can't handle this arrangement, don't buy Early Access titles and you don't have to worry about it. It's pretty fucking simple.

Certainly more simple than trying to come up with some convoluted and ridiculous system for defining what is or isn't a "finished" game.

 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record
26. Re: Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record Jun 3, 2014, 17:13 NKD
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 17:02:
Towyn wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 16:58:
Dirwulf wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 16:07:

The story in the game so far is pretty boring. I've been playing for a week straight, but I did have to start over on day 2 because of the save game bug. I haven't even finished Act 2 yet, because I've been doing all the side missions and collectibles. I have been having fun, but I'm to the point that I kind of just want to do the missions and get the story over with already.


The story feels a bit lackluster and predictable... the same "plot twists" that you see from a mile away, the same rather unsatisfying ending... The story is definitely something I wish they would have invested more effort in, a pity, cause the game is a lot of fun.

I finally did a couple missions last night. After I did the "back seat driver" mission, it opened up all of the upgrades, and I am maxed and I haven't even started the game. ahahhahaha I guess all of my time doing side stuff was helpful! I have almost $1M.....not sure why money is such a focus.....after buying all guns (about 200k+) all you need to do is buy ammo...

/raptr says I have 30 hours in the game

At one point about mid way through the story, maybe a bit before, you unlock the ability to buy all those one-time hack things from a vendor. They can drain your funds pretty quickly if you use them a lot. Other than that, not much to buy, yeah.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record
9. Re: Watch Dogs Claims Sales Record Jun 3, 2014, 15:15 NKD
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 14:47:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 14:34:
. They say this is not only a Ubisoft record, but it also makes Watch Dogs the bestselling new IP in history based on NPD and GFK data and internal estimates as of June 3, 2014.

BS

Peak players on Steam is only 25k. Well below SEVERAL games. There is no way this set any records other than their own.

Cause Steam stats represent Xbox and Playstation sale right?

Seriously, for better or worse, this game was the "poster child" for Next Gen consoles. It's going to be even more console-heavy on its sales than most titles. People literally bought consoles JUST for this game. Whether that was smart or not doesn't matter. That's how it goes. Also it's sell-through, so that's actual copies in the hands of people, not just rotting on shelves.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 1, 2014, 21:54 NKD
 
I can't play Distant Worlds because I can't read the font on my monitor :/ Haven't found a mod for it either.  
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
71. Re: Saturday Interviews Jun 1, 2014, 21:53 NKD
 
Sexism in game content is a lot less of a problem than sexism in game development studios and the gaming community at large.  
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News Comments > WildStar Head Start Underway
15. Re: WildStar Head Start Underway Jun 1, 2014, 21:51 NKD
 
If you're a more casual MMO player, don't bother with this title. It's quite a grind to level if you don't have a static 2-3 person group, and they've focused their modest budget on PvE endgame so that they don't need a bunch of subs to keep the game rolling along.

There's other stuff in the game, but that's where their focus is. So if you're not interested in that, don't bother.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Interviews
2. Re: Saturday Interviews May 31, 2014, 11:35 NKD
 
Cutter wrote on May 31, 2014, 11:32:
Was there one weird little trick to it?

Rapists hate her!
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs PC Performance Patch Plans
54. Re: Watch Dog PC Performance Patch Plans May 30, 2014, 21:28 NKD
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 30, 2014, 21:21:

I had to get use to driving and the car handling in the game. It's not as good as GTA4/5 but slightly better then Saints Row 3 and Sleeping Dogs, but Motorcycles are just as horrible as Saints 3 and Sleeping Dogs.

I found myself actually preferring motorcycles in Watch Doge after I spent some time with them. My gamepad was having issues so I had to go back to KB/Mouse for driving, and for some reason motorcycles were a lot easier for me with KB/Mouse than cars were. Plus it's a lot easier to not kill civilians with the smaller profile.

And the city is full of little sidewalks and stairs that motorcycles handle easily but cars will not. And being able to thread Blockers is nice too.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs PC Performance Patch Plans
51. Re: Watch Dog PC Performance Patch Plans May 30, 2014, 21:17 NKD
 
Creston wrote on May 30, 2014, 18:08:
It's just sad to see how little stuff there is in WD, while said stuff IS in GTA5. I can't even imagine how little there would have been in WD had they not delayed it right after GTA5 came out and they realized their game would have looked terrible compared to it.

Probably shouldn't be watching biased, literally one-sided videos by people with an axe to grind if you don't want to feel sad.

Maybe I ought to make a video where I compare Saints Row to GTA by rubbing my car against a wall and then declare the Saints Row series literally unplayable shit.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs PC Performance Patch Plans
46. Re: Watch Dog PC Performance Patch Plans May 30, 2014, 18:01 NKD
 
Finally beat the story last night, and I've gotten through most of the side stuff now.

I'm interested to see where they go with the franchise. I'm hoping a Watch Dogs 2 will be similar to Assassins Creed 2 in terms of a bump in focus. Like figuring out what worked, what didn't, and doubling down on what did. And of course fixing the performance disaster. Game looked and ran phenomenally for me, but my system is nowhere representative of what developers should be targeting.

All in all, I'd say it's a solid first installment for a new game, but you can definitely see a lot of AC1 in it, where they didn't know exactly what they wanted to do.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. May 30, 2014, 01:08 NKD
 
Flatline wrote on May 30, 2014, 00:12:
Oh yay another Cliffski blog where he tells us How It Really Is and why we're all basically cheapskates.

Uh, well he appears to be saying the opposite here. He's saying that people paying full price make up a good portion of the total revenue, and that sales aren't necessarily the best way to get additional revenue.
 
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News Comments > 75 New Steam Greenlights
6. Re: 75 New Steam Greenlights May 29, 2014, 02:44 NKD
 
Sepharo wrote on May 28, 2014, 22:17:
Wallshadows wrote on May 28, 2014, 19:41:
Taking bets on how many will be redacted due to false advertising by the developer.

1 to none.

Most likely. They've greenlit how many hundreds of games? And only a small handful have been such a clusterfuck they had to be pulled. I'd be surprised if it's even 1%.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Sets One-Day Sales Record
10. Re: Watch Dogs Sets One-Day Sales Record May 28, 2014, 23:43 NKD
 
LittleMe wrote on May 28, 2014, 22:39:
So is the industry going to take this as a lesson that highly polished game releases are much less important than a glorified but misleading PR campaign? Did this unfinished release damage their rep with gamers?


Ubisoft's reputation for highly optimized PC versions never existed, so it can't really be damaged. They've always preferred the kitchen sink method for their PC versions. Lots of feature support, tons of options and tweaks, but no real time spent on optimization.

Their attitude is that people can turn the settings down or buy better hardware. It's a lazy attitude for them to take, but it's not a new one.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Responds to AMD Accusations
6. Re: NVIDIA Responds to AMD Accusations May 28, 2014, 21:34 NKD
 
Blah blah both vendors do the same shit.  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Sets One-Day Sales Record
6. Re: Watch Dogs Sets One-Day Sales Record May 28, 2014, 21:30 NKD
 
Not really surprised, a lot of hype on this one. Keep in mind they are saying it's THEIR best selling first day, not industry-wide. Not really hard to believe since it's a new game so you don't have a bunch of people saying, for example "Eh, Assassin's Creed, I already know what to expect. I'll get it used or on Steam sale.

They haven't launched a big new IP in like 7 years, so...
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Login Issues
19. Re: Watch Dogs Login Issues May 28, 2014, 17:45 NKD
 
Creston wrote on May 28, 2014, 11:59:
I'm surprised noone's been defending them yet, like they do when Steam's shit goes down again during a sale.

Come on Creston, you know the rules. Ubi sucks and Valve can do no wrong.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 28, 2014, 12:42 NKD
 
Creston wrote on May 28, 2014, 11:54:
I would sure hope so. While I'm an advocate of the "let computers drive" idea, I would never, ever, EVER get in a car that has no way for me to take control if it should become necessary.

And it would be necessary a lot for people who do more than just commute to work and back. I just don't see self-driving cars ever being able to account for every edge case. For example, what happens when it's time to go off-road, or somewhere that the computer doesn't know there is a road. You need a whole new set of optimizations and collision detection routines for that. Or, you could just have a manual mode for people.
 
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News Comments > Steam Machines Delayed
19. Re: Steam Machines Delayed May 28, 2014, 12:38 NKD
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 28, 2014, 11:53:

This misses the point... The reality is that MS is a terrible gatekeeper for gaming on PC's.

No, I get your point. You want emphasis on open source and open standards. But MS isn't a "gatekeeper" to begin with. Anyone can develop for Windows. They can make their shit open source too, if they want. They don't even have to use MS's graphics API if they don't want. All the open standards you want are available on Windows. But no one is using them. There is nothing stopping anyone.

But what's more is that the Linux gaming ecosystem on SteamOS will not be open source and open standards.

Gaming on Linux, even on SteamOS is going to be based around closed source proprietary software. Drivers, DirectX emulation layers, developer middleware, vendor-specific shit from Nvidia and AMD, SteamOS-specific distro stuff by Valve, and of course the games themselves.

Linux gaming is NOT about free and open source software in any way. It uses just as much proprietary closed shit as Windows gaming.
 
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