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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 29, 2012, 21:12 Slashman the hell is Skyrim still in the top 10?

Will it never die?? Has any other game ever done this? Should Bethesda not be kissing the crusty feet of every PC gamer right now?
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News Comments > Sanctum OS X Plans
11. Re: Sanctum OS X Plans Jul 29, 2012, 12:36 Slashman
Saboth wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 11:46:
Trevellian wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 17:53:
Played this game one night a month ago when they had a free weekend on Steam for it with a buddy. Game was shit, doesn't matter what platform it's on.

Strangely enough, I found it was a great game. Funny thing about opinions.

Don't worry about it. I'm pretty sure his 'opinion' is crap.

Sanctum is a great game and I wish Coffee Stain Studios well with the sequel.
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News Comments > INVERSION on Steam
7. Re: INVERSION on Steam Jul 28, 2012, 00:54 Slashman
Prez wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 00:44:
It looks cool, if a bit dated in the visuals department. Not a deal-breaker though. I'll wait until someone braver than I takes a chance on it and gives me a review.

That Steam summer sale really cleaned you out didn't it? Tongue
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News Comments > Steam Hardware Survey Results & Bug Fix
21. Re: Steam Hardware Survey Results & Bug Fix Jul 27, 2012, 10:48 Slashman
Jerykk wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 02:30:
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 15:55:
If you play Civilization a lot, upgrading from a dual-core processor to something like Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge will save you literally hours during a large scale, full length match. It cuts the waiting time between turns, while AI moves are being calculated, by more than half (I measured 50% decrease between i7-920 and Ivy Bridge, so I have to assume a dual-core would be even worse by comparison). Grand Theft Auto IV, and presumably any other game Rockstar puts out with the same engine, is VERY CPU dependant. In fact, I remember upgrading from Core 2 Duo to first-gen Core i7 increased my FPS a whole lot more than upgrading from an 8800 GTS to a GTX 275. Oblivion, Skyrim, Fallout 3/NV and similar games on that engine also greatly benefit from a better CPU because of all the AI routines and other world simulation that goes on.

It's not necessarily about dual-core versus quad-core... Just that if you're still using a dual-core on a desktop, that is a very old CPU, and it's holding back all the games you're playing, albeit to varying degrees. Pairing a Core 2 Duo with any mid-range or better graphics card from the past couple generations is remarkably silly.

Games that are poorly optimized are usually CPU-dependent and also usually only take advantage of two cores at most. Skyrim doesn't make full use of quad core CPUs, for example. Like 90% of the load is put on one core. In most cases, if a game is well-optimized, having a Dual Core clocked at 3.0 GHz or higher is fine because a well-optimized game is GPU dependent, not CPU dependent.

Well are you then saying that the Witcher 2 is poorly optimized? When I bumped from a Core 2 Duo to a Core 2 Quad, my performance in that game changed drastically for the better. Or is it just that the game was aimed at quad cores from the start?

Also, I can't see how a game that does mostly number crunching would benefit from a good GPU more than a CPU. So I'd think that games like Civilization would fit into this category as a good example of dual vs quad.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 26, 2012, 15:06 Slashman
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 26, 2012, 13:20:
Jaggies? Force AA or use a wrapper/injector.

But that would require *gasp* effort!!

If it runs similarly to the first one and supports mouse and keyboard decently enough, then I really don't see myself getting too worked up over it. At least no mention of a low volume that's a good thing.

I just want to run around doing horrible violence and causing random destruction...if it does that...then I'll likely pick it up on sale. I'm still recovering from the Steam summer sale. It's going to be a while before I work through this backlog.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - PROTOTYPE 2
16. Re: Ships Ahoy - PROTOTYPE 2 Jul 25, 2012, 09:59 Slashman
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 25, 2012, 07:39:
Unless the driver versions are mentioned you can never be sure what the issue is. I downgraded back from the R304 series of nvidia drivers because of DOZENS of issues in games, using 295.73 right now, on a 460 GTX and have no issues whatsoever. That said, I can't say whether I have issues in prototype 2 because it ain't out in my region ;p

But when in doubt, downgrade from the R300 series drivers

Another reason why I don't bother with ATI cards. I really hate that ATI users will inevitably be the ones with issues when a new game gets released.
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News Comments > Skyjacker Kickstarter Ending
33. Re: Skyjacker Kickstarter Ending Jul 23, 2012, 18:34 Slashman
ItBurn wrote on Jul 23, 2012, 10:23:
I'm not into space sims like Freespace. I need RPG elements. Basically, I'll accept nothing other than a game like Freelancer. Very frustrating that we have yet to get a game(a good game) similar to it.

I'm happy with no more Freelancer. If I'm playing a space flight better support a flightstick and not have pre-programmed 'maneuvers'.
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News Comments > Skyjacker Kickstarter Ending
17. Re: Skyjacker Kickstarter Ending Jul 22, 2012, 21:06 Slashman
I'm actually surprised and sad that it didn't make the goal.

Even a look at their customization options video for building your ship is very impressive.
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News Comments > On Sale
18. Re: On Sale Jul 18, 2012, 12:09 Slashman
nin wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 11:04:
Woot! SR3 back on sale! Go go go!

I am really really enjoying that game. I was a bit reluctant at first since I don't really like GTA very much, but SR3 really won me over with its over-the-top wackiness. The wrestling moves alone have made it worthwhile...
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News Comments > The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts?
1. Re: The Old Republic EP Leaves; Other Staff Cuts? Jul 17, 2012, 14:24 Slashman
And the plot thickens...

But no one really cares.
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News Comments > On Sale
38. Re: On Sale Jul 17, 2012, 11:59 Slashman
Jerykk wrote on Jul 17, 2012, 03:02:
I'm not sure Sword of the Stars 2 will ever be finished. They release two patches a week and have been doing so since the game's release. Either the game was still pre-alpha or they keep breaking stuff with each patch. Probably both.'s not that they break stuff with each patch(not that this hasn't happened). It's just that the game was a lot less further along than people imagined. I've been monitoring the Steam and Kerberos forums and watching the patch notes. The patch notes have changed in nature over the past few months. A lot less crash fixes and now adding things like advanced AI code into the game.

Since I picked it up for $7 at a past sale, I'm just going to wait a few more months before I install it(hopefully it gets the all clear by then). I have a ton of stuff to play right now anyway.

I'm not sure what what pre-alpha even means in this case, but the game was no where near beta on release. What we were seeing, IMO, are patch notes that game devs would use amongst themselves when developing a game, not stuff that you'd show beta testers or end users. I think the only reason those patches got pushed to live was to give disgruntled buyers some indication that progress was being made.

I think it will be finished...just not for a few more months.
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News Comments > Steam Linux Plans
8. Re: Steam Linux Plans Jul 17, 2012, 00:26 Slashman
headkase wrote on Jul 16, 2012, 23:27:
Good news for me. I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 as my only operating system. I also have a huge library of Steam games that I'm currently not using as per the previous sentence.

Perhaps I missed something...but why would you have a huge library of Steam games and still be running only Linux?
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
32. Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 15, 2012, 20:47 Slashman far I have picked up:

Space Pirates and Zombies
The Renegade Ops DLC
Alan Wake Franchise
Oil Rush + DLC
Avernum Bundle
Saints Row 3 and some of the DLC

Now make it wallet can't take any more.
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News Comments > Deadpool Game
2. Re: Deadpool Game Jul 14, 2012, 19:14 Slashman
Jerykk wrote on Jul 14, 2012, 18:57:
So High Moon Studios is making both a Deadpool AND Hit Monkey game? Interesting. Probably would have made more sense to just put Hit Monkey into the Deadpool game, since the two characters have crossed paths before.

True...but I'm still enthused to see a new Marvel game with no Wolverine in it. And if they can keep the feel and theme of the character consistent through it, I'm buying for sure.
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Begins
57. Re: Steam Summer Sale Begins Jul 12, 2012, 16:09 Slashman
I'm going to buy the Avernum Bundle and Grimrock.

I'll also pick up Endless Space if it hits 50% off.

Saint's Row the Third better win that 75% discount vote! Or there will be violent physical assaults on everyone in my Steam friends list.
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News Comments > Hard Reset Free DLC
8. Re: Hard Reset Free DLC Jul 12, 2012, 12:12 Slashman
Elessar wrote on Jul 12, 2012, 12:02:
Viper114 wrote on Jul 12, 2012, 00:06:
It's actually free entirely for current Hard Reset owners. I bought Hard Reset during the Christmas sale last year to get the achievement for it, and then beat it and forgot about it. But I'm going to reinstall now to try this DLC out.
How did you like the original game? I was considering picking this up next time it went on sale.

With the Extended Edition DLC plus the free arena modes and other updates that they added after release, I can confidently say that it is a very worthwhile game.

It's not a tactical shooter and it plays like a more intense version of Serious Sam BFE(with much cooler weapons IMO).

People complained that the variety of enemies was insufficient, but I thought that the game did a good job of making encounters intense no matter what you were facing by having enemies that were either too numerous or too tough to simply gun down without using the environment and or maneuvering with some forethought.

YMMV but Flying Wild Hog did a great job on this game and I'd like to see what they could do with a bit more funding and larger staff compliment.
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Human Revolution Film Plans
11. Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Film Plans Jul 10, 2012, 12:07 Slashman
kanniballl wrote on Jul 10, 2012, 11:43:
TheEmissary wrote on Jul 10, 2012, 11:20:
I totally agree with you there. Stop giving Uwe Boll and people of the same mindset access to game IP. Haven't we suffered through enough really horrible game movies such as Mario, Wing Commander, Street Fighter, Far Cry, Doom, Mortal Kombat, Max Payne, and battleship. The list goes on.

If you are going to do a film based on a movie you better understand the source material.

The first Mortal Kombat wasn't too horrible, at least I felt it was better than the other ones you listed.

I thought though that there was one decent game->movie remake made, I just forget what.

After looking through a list on Wikipedia... yeh I can't find a game->movie that was really good.

You can't find one because games and movies are completely different entertainment experiences. The things that make games great are not the same things that make movies great.

Books to movies? Sure!

Games to movies? Not so much...

The even worse part is that even when you find something in a game that would be decent movie material, the director gets all up in arms with creative license and changes the stuff that would translate well anyway.

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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale Confirmed
26. Re: Steam Summer Sale Confirmed Jul 6, 2012, 14:05 Slashman
NegaDeath wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 11:11:
I used to fear the day these sales would arrive, but no more! I have controlled my spending habits.

By "controlled my spending habits" I mean I've bought everything I could possibly want already....and some stuff I probably don't want.

Yeah!!!! We should all just...wait...what?
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News Comments > E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy Patch
7. Re: E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy Patch Jul 6, 2012, 09:22 Slashman
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 00:20:
It's a $20 (actually $10 now) Source indie shooter/RPG with sandbox co-op gameplay made by a group of 4-5 foreigners (so you knew the story/dialog was going to be a mess)... Not sure how anybody could go into that expecting the best game of all time. Too ambitious and very rough around the edges, but I still thought it was a lot of fun for what it was when I bought it day one.

Yeah. It's not a masterpiece by any means, but it isn't a bad first effort. Worth $10. It would be nice if some other dev team would work with these guys to re-release it with a lot more polish and better translation.
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News Comments > Kaiju Combat Kickstarter
4. Re: Kaiju Combat Kickstarter Jul 6, 2012, 00:00 Slashman
Actually, I'd like to see more people jumping into the Skyjacker kickstarter instead.  
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