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News Comments > Crysis 3 Specs
49. Re: Crysis 3 Specs Dec 3, 2012, 21:07 Dades
 
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 17:42:
Far Cry 3 vs. Crysis 1 is pretty close, but Crysis 2 and Far Cry 2 don't compare to that at all...

Far Cry 3 is an improvement on Crysis visually if you play with a high end card with everything dialed up. Crysis was a pioneering title graphically but it has been surpassed. What Crysis has over Far Cry 3 is proper physics and little touches like foliage destruction. Really disappointed in Far Cry 3 there.

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News Comments > Steam Big Picture Mode Launches
9. Re: Steam Big Picture Mode Launches Dec 3, 2012, 21:04 Dades
 
DDI wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 21:00:
How do I turn off the ugly as fuck giant button on my Steam UI

Wondering the same thing, why can't Steam follow any sort of standard GUI conventions?

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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround
89. Re: Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround Dec 2, 2012, 18:23 Dades
 
Prez wrote on Dec 2, 2012, 17:14:
Dades wrote on Dec 2, 2012, 13:54:
Prez wrote on Dec 2, 2012, 12:16:
Nah Ubisoft has never lied or shown gross incompetence before. Rolleyes2

I remember Ubisoft lied about From Dust requiring activation and always online connection. They are a really conflicted company, they make good PC games but seem to hate their customers, makes no sense.

I bought Far Cry 3 because I don't mind a one time activation. Your customers matter more than pirates Ubi!

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Dades, if you have used it at all, have you had any trouble with the offline mode?

It works fine but disables any main menu options related to online functionality. I don't play alot of coop or multiplay so I just play it offline.

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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Dec 2, 2012, 15:33 Dades
 
9. The Xbox was never going to make up the slack, and Microsoft can no longer afford to keep investing in it.

In a year of relative gloom, Microsoft's Xbox has become a big bright spot for the company. Kinect is great technology, people are still buying the console, and it's been a great entry point for Microsoft to take over the living room. But, for a company like Microsoft, Xbox isn't enough. Microsoft had $21 billion in operating income last year. The Entertainment and Devices division, which is home to the Xbox had $364 million in operating income. So, as nice as Xbox is, it's not going to be enough to boost Microsoft if the rest of the business collapses.

What many forum posters have been saying for awhile now. They dumped billions into the Xbox and have derived little profit from it. It all should have been tied together from the beginning, they wasted countless opportunities. Xbox games should have been Windows games too, give people a reason not to buy a Mac instead of letting them buy a Mac and an Xbox. The foot into the living room has cost them a lot and given them little in return.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
13. Re: Game Reviews Dec 2, 2012, 15:07 Dades
 
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 2, 2012, 14:21:
"Too much like a console port," what does that mean? 1920x1200 is more than twice the resolution of what the consoles are outputting, so to say the jaggies are making it look like the console version is patently false.

I thought the text was pretty clear and something subjective can't be patently false. Many console ports ship without AA options due to deferred rendering and have jaggies galore. The game looks merely good without some level of AA while it looks great with AA. Play however you want but I'll take AA at the cost of some dumb shadow options that make little visual impact but have a large FPS cost over console port jaggies any day.

I have a stable 55-60 fps with HDAO, Shadows on High instead of Ultra and 2x MSAA which makes for a well blended visual splendor. The largest frame rate impacts are HDAO, MSAA and Shadow Quality. HDAO turned off lets you play with 2 or 4x MSAA and ultra shadows but the visuals take a noticable dip. I find the game less enjoyable at less than 50fps and I'm not a particularly discerning gamer about framerates so that's what I would suggest people make a base line for.

I am going back to hunting people with a bow and arrow in the jungle now Army

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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
1. Re: Saturday Metaverse Dec 2, 2012, 13:55 Dades
 
Firefox seems to have improved alot in the past year, I went back to it because Chrome started having weird problems. The versioning is dumb though.

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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround
87. Re: Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround Dec 2, 2012, 13:54 Dades
 
Prez wrote on Dec 2, 2012, 12:16:
Nah Ubisoft has never lied or shown gross incompetence before. Rolleyes2

I remember Ubisoft lied about From Dust requiring activation and always online connection. They are a really conflicted company, they make good PC games but seem to hate their customers, makes no sense.

I bought Far Cry 3 because I don't mind a one time activation. Your customers matter more than pirates Ubi!

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News Comments > Game Reviews
11. Re: Game Reviews Dec 2, 2012, 13:50 Dades
 
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 2, 2012, 13:07:
Game is super smooth with everything maxed on a GTX 580 for me, though I'm not using MSAA (I always choose jaggies over reducing rendering quality). I did install it on the SSD, though, since it's an open world game.

I've got it on an SSD too, it's just a very taxing game, look at benchmarks to confirm what I'm saying. You're playing without MSAA so of course it's ~60fps. Looks too much like a console port without the AA but with AA and high detail the game looks gorgeous. Turning on MSAA and turning down Shadows looks a lot better to me than having AA off but shadows way up.

Weapon degradation, i.e. jamming and eventually explosive misfires, is gone as well. Fuck that, man. Those are the ONLY role-playing elements that are not superfluous for a shooter, IMO. They make things interesting (one of my most memorable moments from FC2 is firing an RPG and watching in terror as the warhead flops onto the ground two feet in front of me... time to run!), and they're pretty likely to give you a reason to scavenge weapons in the field rather than just tote your pristine custom pieces everywhere and only look to dropped AK-47s as a last resort for replenishing ammo.

Never mind the now nonsensical and unnecessary cutscenes with your tribal friend occasionally tattooing your arm... Inventory and crafting are also all in the pause menu, which as you've probably guessed by now is super crowded and quite cumbersome to navigate.

It just sucks when good games are ruined by stupid design.

I can agree with all of that, there are a lot of convenience factors for dopey console gamers. Fast travel is lame and I don't use it, the vending machines are a convenience thing that they didn't need if they had spaced out some stores correctly and I do miss weapon jams. I am willing take the good over the bad though, it is a really strong game despite not being as mechanically complex as Far Cry 2.

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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Dec 2, 2012, 12:27 Dades
 
I did the VPN unlock and have been playing, it's a great game. They really managed to capture the feel of the jungle, the animals introduce an element of risk for the player and the enemies. I thought it was much ado about nothing until I started seeing tigers and other predators who can stalk you too. The storyline has a believable villain and is reasonably well written. All of the people crying about the protagonist are just mad hes not a muscle necked gears of war caricature. He's a flight of fancy risk taker who gets out of his element and is forced to adapt. The stealth is great once you tweak the difficulty, more on that below, and the way they implemented the XP bonuses for remaining hidden is good.

Dislikes: The wallhack vision crap, I disabled it all. Any time you use your camera or ironsights it tags enemies which is really lame but you can turn it off for true challenge. The game is way more fun and intense if you turn off all of the assistance, I strongly recommend people not play the game in pussy mode as it ruins part of the fun. The crafting system is good but once you make everything there's no reason to hunt the animals other than sport.

The game is incredibly taxing on hardware, a real DX11 game. I have a GeForce 680 and at 1920x1200 the game stutters with everything on ultra. People with modest systems will need to turn details down. Turning shadows to High instead of Ultra alone nets a 10-15fps boost. Changing HDAO to HBAO nets another huge gain in FPS but has a noticable effect on visuals. MSAA murders performance, leaving it at 2x instead of 4x still makes every beautiful and playable. Haven't touched coop or multiplay yet, doing story first.

Great game, their DRM might be shit but Ubisoft can make awesome titles.

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News Comments > Second Antharion Kickstarter
8. Re: Second Antharion Kickstarter Dec 2, 2012, 11:21 Dades
 
No go, looks hideous.

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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
47. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Dec 1, 2012, 13:30 Dades
 
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 08:25:
Libs are just as responsible as republicans are, economically in a lot of ways more so due to policy. Speaking of the blame game Dades, if I remember correctly, it's been the liberals blaming Bush for every issue in the world going on 5 years now. Hypocrite much?

Funny how "Republicans are responsible" too but all you complain about is liberals. I'm not a liberal by the way but there is nothing hypocritical about people who point out that wars started under republican administrations have cost this country $1,398,455,385,704 and counting since 2001.

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News Comments > Battle for Graxia Open Beta
6. Re: Battle for Graxia Open Beta Dec 1, 2012, 12:38 Dades
 
How is the MOBA market not completely overcrowded already?

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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround
66. Re: Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround Dec 1, 2012, 12:35 Dades
 
Ok read up on it a bit more. You can link games to your uplay account but for games on Steam you will need to launch them from Steam itself instead of Uplay. I assume this is for DRM purposes but I suppose its a better solution than Origin where you can't get the games at all on competing services.

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News Comments > Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround
65. Re: Far Cry 3 Uplay Workaround Dec 1, 2012, 10:26 Dades
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 1, 2012, 02:30:
Yeah, Uplay is pretty worthless like that. You have to instal and run a game before Uplay lets you link it to your account. If you bought the game from Steam, you can't link the game to your Uplay account.

What the hell is the point of having a digital client if you can't even properly link games to it? Skipping this if it means I have to use yet another digital client.

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News Comments > Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions
28. Re: Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions Nov 30, 2012, 06:54 Dades
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 23:27:
May as well let the community make their own textures just like Minecraft.

That sounds like a no then. You can have real textures and models while letting the community create their own if they want.

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News Comments > Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions
11. Re: Notch on 0x10c Subscriptions Nov 29, 2012, 22:58 Dades
 
Is the game going to have programmer graphics that are never replaced again? I'm not a huge graphics whore but I like decent looking space games and they aren't particularly difficult to make for artists. With all of the money and success from Minecraft he can afford some production value now, right?

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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
45. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 29, 2012, 22:18 Dades
 
RollinThundr wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 16:01:
Do I think there's quite a few members in the GOP who shoot themselves in the foot for being anti gay? Yes I do, let the fuckers marry already and focus on the actual REAL issues we face.

Course then you have the completely far left socialists douchebags who believe birth entitles them to a life.

Liberals 50 years ago: "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."

Liberals today: "Being born automatically makes me entitled to everything. Gimmie free healthcare, gimmie free college education. Down with corporations! (Except for Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Starbucks) Down with Capitalism! Forgive my student debt. Eat the rich! If you don't have the same beliefs as me you are part of the problem! Occupy Wall Street!!!1

More liberal blame, what a surprise same old party lines. The liberals are responsible for everything bad and its ok for you to keep harping about it if you make some token comment about being ok with gay marriage Rolleyes

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News Comments > Firefall Beta Plans
4. Re: Firefall Beta Plans Nov 28, 2012, 22:45 Dades
 
I got into the beta recently and have to say it was one of the most boring games I've ever played. Just very bland and simple, nothing interesting about it other than the jumpjets. After all of their promotion I was expecting a lot more from this.

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News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
100. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 28, 2012, 22:41 Dades
 
Verno wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 12:45:
Getting back on topic, this reminds me of the Slot 1 era debacles.

Forget Slot 1. Look at LGA 775, you could start out with a launch Core 2 Duo E6400 and end up with a Q9500 or better years later. That's not possible with BGA. I have even swapped motherboards in the same generation when I wanted some specific features or had tech issues.

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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
41. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Nov 28, 2012, 22:21 Dades
 
Actually I've only ever seen you blame democrats. Saying that you blame republicans because people correctly label you biased and actually doing more than lip service in assigning blame are different matters. You're a broken record with the antagonistic leftie liberal crap and it's why people dismiss you out of hand. No one is going to take you or your position seriously if you can't meet them halfway and do the same without being insulting. It's really endemic of the problems down there in general, confrontational all or nothing politics with no room for reasonable people and rational thoughts.

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