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Signed On Mar 27, 2008, 12:06
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News Comments > Game Reviews
36. Re: RE: Game Reviews May 25, 2015, 08:59 InBlack
 
I had to reroll my game in W3 about 3-4 hours in. Turns out I got stuck in a cave (main quest) way below the intended level. At first I was frustrated but then I realized that I couldnt remember the last time I had to restart a game due to playing like a dumbass and just doing my own thing. One restart later, Im finally getting some decent gear and can take on quests a few levels above me, however if Im not careful I get my ass handed to me pretty quick. Even had to run away once from a high level griffin I encountered on a random hilltop in Velen. Can't remember the last time I had to do that in a game either. Ill be back for that fucker later...

Fuck level scaling, this is how its done! The game keeps you on your toes and you always have to pay attention to whats going on around you in the wilderness, lots of little surprises and interesting ecnounters all over the place.

 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
25. Re: Steam Top 10 May 25, 2015, 08:48 InBlack
 
Anyone can pull numbers out of their arse. How many copies were sold through GOG? How many were bundled OEM with GTX970 cards? How many boxed copies were sold, how many Xbone and PS4 copies??

Until CD Project chooses to release any official numbers, we can guesstimate till kingdom come.

I for one believe that W3 will outsell W1 and W2 combined across all platforms, and depending on how fast we get MOD support and tools might even rival the mighty Skyrim with regards to PC sales.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
60. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched May 25, 2015, 05:17 InBlack
 
Rigs have you tried setting the default "Borderless Window" graphic setting to "Fullscreen"? I noticed that the few hardlocks (with sound continuing) I got with the game completely dissapeared once I switched to Fullscreen. Also turned the FPS setting from "unlimited" to locked to 60. (Your system might not handle 60, locked at 30 the game ran much smoother on my 'old' GTX760).  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
32. Re: RE: Game Reviews May 25, 2015, 05:12 InBlack
 
Once you get used to it and the timings become integrated into your muscle memory you will get MUCH better at it, trust me on this. As far as consumbles are concerned, all the potions, bombs, etc. regenerate when you rest if you have the alco(something) solution in your inventory at the time you initiate meditation. It's a pretty solid system as you can't get through the more difficult fights without using some consumables at least.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 May 25, 2015, 05:07 InBlack
 
Good to see W3 topping the Steam lists. Well deserved, the game is fantastic. One should also take note that a lot of people are also buying the DRM free GOG version.  
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27. Re: Game Reviews May 24, 2015, 09:47 InBlack
 
I couldn't disagree more with the reviewer about the combat. It's skill based (and to a lesser degree level based), there are tactics involved, you have to prepare for a lot of the fights, and once you get used to it and time things right you can really pull of some impressive stuff. It's definitely NOT a button masher ala "Shadows of Mordor". There are definitely some glitches here and there and sometimes you end up rolling or dodging where you didn't intend to, but it's nowhere near as bad as the Mack makes it out to be. Im enjoying the combat a whole lot more than I thought I would, in fact I would say it's one of the strengths of the game and not a weakness.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 23, 2015, 10:34 InBlack
 
Ludomancer wrote on May 23, 2015, 10:08:
The control scheme is going to drive you nuts. PC Developers have learned *nothing* in the last decade, when it comes to not making their PC audience feel like fourth-class citizens.

Don't know about that, at first the controls feel clunky but thats only partly true and its only out of combat, once you get used to them the controls work rather well although not allowing you to rebind is really fucked up. I don't get that at all. Im guessing lefties and people with disabilities have a pretty hefty axe to grind with CD Project ATM...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 23, 2015, 06:23 InBlack
 
Cutter wrote on May 22, 2015, 22:47:
And as one of those people who wasn't overly impressed with W1 & 2

I was one of the few people who HATED W1 and completely skipped W2. I have to say W3 is something else entirely. I've played GTAV (tbh just for a few hours @ a friend's house) and this is better. Far better. Now just to figure out how to make those pesky bombs...
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Adds Freebies
4. Re: GOG.com Adds Freebies May 22, 2015, 10:57 InBlack
 
Nevermind...  
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News Comments > Overwatch Trailer
1. Re: Overwatch Trailer May 22, 2015, 09:14 InBlack
 
This character will be fun as fuck to play. Also KUDOS to Blizzard for giving him a 'wallhack' ability. Hopefuly the char will attract most of the cheaters

It might also be completely OP and he could get nerfed into the ground.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
50. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched May 22, 2015, 09:10 InBlack
 
Rigs when was the last time you cleaned you CPU Cooler/Fan combo? The reason I ask is because you mention that you have an old MB, and you leave your PC on 24/7 (major dust bunny magnet) so maybe it's been a while. I used to have similar crashes/freezes/lockups in games until I cleaned my CPU/FAN/COOLER (and reapplied thermal paste).

I know this sounds far fetched, but give it a go, it takes two minutes to vacum cleane the fan/cooler at least.

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News Comments > CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades
66. Re: CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades May 22, 2015, 03:00 InBlack
 
You are pushing it too far. So far the Witcher3 is my GAME OF THE YEAR. Its fucking awesome. Its better than awesome! Awesome is not an awesome enough word to describe how fucking good the Witcher3 is.

Now Slick here has argued that 'it's all about the graphics, they lied about the graphics'....well that may be true, but I for one never even saw the 2013 footage (I saw it only after someone pointed it out to me after the game's launch) but even if I did see it, Im reasonable enough to know that sometimes devs have to cut corners, especially when they are developing a multiplatform game. It has had no EFFECT on the gameplay whatsoever. I found it more insulting when Bethesda released Skyrim with that awful, awful interface. Slick has also compared this to the fuckup that was the Sims, hheheh, well if graphics are THAT important to yuu, well there is not really much more to discuss here....If they had fucked up in the gameplay department I would be all over them, but to me this whole 'controversy' is way overblown out of all proportion.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Patched
45. Re: The Witcher 3 Patched May 22, 2015, 02:45 InBlack
 
No crashes or freeze locks with the new patch so far. Tried the Hariworks thing, and while I agree that the hairy monsters (wolves, bears) look fantastic the performance hit is just way too much. It's still playable, but once you get the game to run @ 60 FPS, there is simply no going back to anything lower

Loving the game so far, best RPG of the year by far, nothing comes close. What it lacks in character build diversity, it more than makes up with the fun (and often very tactical) combat, great storytelling and absolute unbeatable atmosphere. Yeah, this game oozes the good stuff.

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Also no complaints about the open world stuff, the first area (zone?) is on the smallish side but once the story picks up it really opens up. As big as Skyrim, probably even bigger.
 
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News Comments > AMD Project CARS & Witcher 3 Beta Drivers Coming
6. Re: AMD Project CARS & Witcher 3 Beta Drivers Coming May 22, 2015, 02:33 InBlack
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on May 21, 2015, 20:05:
My gtx480 is a total fuckin' chick magnet, if not a status symbol. When they hear that puppy whirrin' they get to purrin'

Hahhahaha! Pure win!

Give it up Cutter, people buy Nvidia because it performs so much better. Simply put its all about price/performance, and ATI has dropped the ball in that court.

I agree that the outliers like the Titan and even the 980 GTX simply cost way too much, but their middle of the heap offerings like the 960 and 970 GTX are some of the best bang for buck you can buy. They are still a little bit more expensive than they should be but these cards will perform as advertised, much more often than not.
 
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News Comments > Carmageddon: Reincarnation Released
11. Re: Carmageddon: Reincarnation Released May 22, 2015, 02:26 InBlack
 
Ludomancer wrote on May 21, 2015, 16:09:
Its a game about destructive car racing. Why am I so disappointed about the controversy non-issue? I guess I found it more cathartic to run over the pedestrians than I realized. In that context this looks like an absolute bore. I wanted to mow down hundreds of pedestrians, but with the bloody, gory result that GTA just doesn't give you.
If they want controversy just throw a few infants in strollers in there, or give the cars the ability to rape people or something.

I don't get your post, so can you run over pedestrians in this game or can't you? Do you get the 'cat & mouse' bonuses etc for playing with their dead or dying bodies?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 22, 2015, 02:23 InBlack
 
Cutter wrote on May 21, 2015, 20:01:
Frags4Fun wrote on May 21, 2015, 19:29:
I'm glad to hear that the FCC may be doing something about privacy. Tom Wheeler is my hero this year.

Enjoy it while it lasts. If the GOP win the next election you can kiss it all goodbye.

And $9500 an hour is justified? In what fucking universe is something like that ever justified? That's just so FUBAR.

And Google continues its slide into the evil abyss unabated. Speaking of which I'm set to pull the plug on them. Anyone have suggestions on any good free email services - not gmail/hotmail/any of that sort of crap but one that respects privacy and doesn't data mine. Hell, even something with a cheap annual fee.

It's useless bro, unless you are going to completely ignore the search engine, and all of its affiliated and related sites, applications etc. Google stores every single keystroke you have ever made, or will ever make regardless of whether you even use their gmail or not.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
8. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 22, 2015, 02:20 InBlack
 
NamecaF wrote on May 21, 2015, 20:55:

What about Chess? Chess is a recognized sport by the International Olympic Committee.


That's really a great point. However chess is kind of unique, it is a game with a virtually unlimited skill ceiling.
 
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News Comments > Hellraid in Limbo
18. Re: Hellraid in Limbo May 22, 2015, 02:16 InBlack
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 21, 2015, 22:22:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 21, 2015, 20:29:
bigspender wrote on May 21, 2015, 20:13:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! This is like a First Person Diablo, it would have been really fun

That happened. It was called Hellgate: London.. and it was a massive flop.

It was a First Person SHOOTER Diablo mash-up, and the reason it was bad is the shooting completely sucked. I still played it a lot, though, because there was no Borderlands back then and turns out the idea of FPSRPG in itself is a pretty fucking fun one.

I have said it before, and Ill say it again Hellgate London was an awesome ARPG. What it was definitely NOT was an MMO, it was marketed as such, and this is the reason why it failed. Shame really, it's gameplay mechanics were really unique.
 
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News Comments > CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades
15. Re: CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades May 21, 2015, 09:53 InBlack
 
Kajetan wrote on May 21, 2015, 09:41:
It's not like the bait and swtich of Aliens: Colonial Marines, far from it.
No, its not. And its not the point.

So which is it? Is it a bait and switch or isn't it?
 
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News Comments > CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades
8. Re: CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades May 21, 2015, 09:34 InBlack
 
Verno wrote on May 21, 2015, 09:28:
Marketing is a tough balancing act as Ubisoft has found out recently with backlash over their displayed vs actual products. In the case of The Witcher 3 I find the game overall to be so nice looking that I don't mind any downgrades.

Yeah, some people need to get over their entitled bullshit egos. The Witcher3 looks and runs GREAT. Even on older hardware. They figured these things out as they went along, and like any responsible game developer they optimized and adapted their game according to the time/funds available to them.

It's not like the bait and swtich of Aliens: Colonial Marines, far from it.
 
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