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Signed On Feb 3, 2010, 00:00
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News Comments > GSC Game World Back in Business
9. Re: GSC Game World Back in Business Dec 21, 2014, 21:39 NetHead
 
Icewind wrote on Dec 21, 2014, 21:15:

Thanks, but no thanks. There is only one Stalker mod, and that's the "complete" one. It's regarded as the single most important addition to the series and until this day, I've never seen a Stalker fan who used any other mod other than complete. This redux nonsense is new to me...

There's no shortage of Stalker fans who don't like the "Complete" mods, though I think they're well worth it and a solid accomplishment.

Still having said that it's nothing compared to Misery, which is an overhaul. Some of the guys in this thread going on about recoil and bleeding would probably wet their pants with joy and dread in Misery.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 17, 2014, 21:50 NetHead
 
killer_roach wrote on Dec 17, 2014, 19:59:
Apparently Purch owns Tom's Hardware...

...so far, not exactly making me hopeful.

I saw that too. Used to read THG like a madman. Especially enjoyed when they pulled the HSF off CPUs while running, at the time AMD had a problem in that their CPUs wouldn't shut down and started melting, burning and puffing out smoke. Also remember using pencils and superglue to overclock.

Used to be an awesome site.

 
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News Comments > Hatred Gets Steam Redlight
49. Re: Hatred Gets Steam Redlight Dec 16, 2014, 06:32 NetHead
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 21:48:
DangerDog wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 21:36:
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 15, 2014, 21:05:
And this is why Steam should never gain total market dominance....

Censorship in all it's forms be damned.

Not to mention blatant double standards, I'm sure you can do just as horrible things in GTA V - are they going to stop that from being sold on Steam?

While you can, that's not the point of the game and it's certainly not the intent...and intent matters.

It's not as is Steam has Manhunt or something like that where the intent is purely to kill for whatever reason, or even to make a snuff film.

Well considering Steam does have the snuff film making Manhunt and countless other games where the intent, goal and objective is to kill, right down to the core design of the game it is hypocrisy.

Sure most of the killing games make you play the role of the "good" guy, but if they bothered to make decent story and characters "good" would basically depends on point of view most of those game where one kills hundreds. Anyway long useless debate down this road.

Valve absolutely has the right to only sell what they want, just as people should be able to purchase what they want and consume what they want, the issue here is the hypocrisy of Valve who is already no stranger to even snuff film making games and countless games which kill hundreds banning a game for what, violence and killing, based on it's trailer?

Valve has more than cornered the market and like it or not that puts more eyes and extra responsibility on them. While legally they have every right to dictate such things, that doesn't mean their decisions are immune to criticism or that what they do is automatically right or good or non-controversial or not insulting or not hypocritical. People have as much right to discuss, moan and be disgusted by this as Valve has to do it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Dec 10, 2014, 09:21 NetHead
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 23:29:
I'd be nervous about signing in to Facebook with my fingerprint. Even if they don't actually receive any biometric data (I think, I'm not sure!) that is a little creepy.

Lets not forget that in some places they can order you to give any biometric data (ie fingerprints etc) but not passwords, as some places consider that akin to testifying against oneself since it is knowledge.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 10, 2014, 08:56 NetHead
 
PropheT wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 20:09:
ISP's add 4k video streaming to list of benefits starting in 2035.

There's the giant Elephant turd in the soup. I don't think there are many places that can really do 4K streaming, even highly compressed 1080p video can hit 40GB and require 20Mbps for the video alone.

So taking a 4K video and keeping that kind of quality the bandwidth requirements would be massive. Not only that but it would destroy any bandwidth caps I've seen with just a few hours of watching. 500GB, hah, would last the weekend at best with quality 4K video.

Unless of course it's just upscaled to 4K so they can say they have 4K content and charge more for the upscaled crap. Same goes for if it's actual 4K but with low bitrates, would be pointless.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Dec 10, 2014, 08:39 NetHead
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 22:33:
I'm just amazed that no lawyers/law firms are jumping all over all these scams yet..

I really like the idea of crowdfunding and fully support the thought that those getting the money are completely accountable for delivering what was promised, including not adding negatives after the fact. So I really hope we start seeing some of those that fail to deliver and especially these bait and switch scams get taken to court not only for the funds but also for fraud and whatever else they can appropriately be charged with.

Crowdfunding has no hope of reaching its potential as long as those funded can just turn around and give a finger to those that funded them for not delivering what was promised or again adding negatives that weren't clearly stated beforehand.
 
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News Comments > Might & Magic Heroes III HD Next Month
4. Re: Might & Magic Heroes III HD Next Month Dec 10, 2014, 02:45 NetHead
 
Nowhere have I seen them mention whether or not it has Armageddon's Blade and The Shadow of Death.

Also no mention of if it supports existing community made content/maps.

These would be worth bragging about to any HoMM3 fan, also I doubt they have manually redone each of the maps for the game as it would take ages, even just testing every mission would take ages, so they must have a way of importing the content the old game could use.

If Ubi doesn't let customers import the old community stuff it would be suspicious to say the least. Having looked at the old and new artwork, if Ubi is preventing people from using old community content in this it isn't worth it unless you "have to have" it on a tablet.

HoMM3 with Armageddon's Blade and The Shadow of Death can currently be had on GOG for $2.50 on special and of course there's loads of community content, patches and HoMM 3 HD patch.

I wouldn't be surprised if this comes out at $20.
 
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Omega Released
4. Re: AMD Catalyst Omega Released Dec 9, 2014, 12:04 NetHead
 
I have to say I don't like this yearly release for drivers they're on about, I want to say it's short sighted but guess obtuse is a better word.

It sounds like one will either have to wait for the yearly update or use a beta driver for any of a plethora of reasons, keeping in mind they love pointing out their beta drivers are "not supported".

{PH}88fingers wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 10:54:
just installed these on my system-sapphire vapor-x r9 290. not sure if I should risk turning hardware acceleration back on in browser-vids and risk the blue screens or not to see if they fixed it.

If you do turn it back on without problems maybe post about it (including browser/versions/etc). I've been sticking with v13.12 because it gives me the fewest problems, the BSODS on v14.4 with things as simple as browsing/videos was the last straw for me and haven't risked updating again.

Unless AMD has all their driver related problems sorted by the time I get my next card it will be nVidia. My last 6-7 cards have been ATi/AMD normally due to price/performance but I really am tired of there always being at least 1 thing wrong with each driver.


GrenadesNHam wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 11:30:
Anyone else annoyed at the use of Omega since omega drivers have been a thing (omegadrivers.net)...

The moment I read Omega I thought about Omega Drivers, was great using them. If I remember right didn't ATi and Omega Drivers have some kind of spat/problem and he stopped doing ATi drivers, maybe it was nVidia, can't remember.

Either way I think using that name is a rather shitty thing to do.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Editor Trailer
3. Re: Far Cry 4 Editor Trailer Dec 4, 2014, 21:30 NetHead
 
DangerDog wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 19:05:
Or how about a map where two teams go at each other in Deathmatch mode?

oh, you can't do that? They want to sell multiplayer maps as DLC?

So damned sad and low that they do this kind of crap.

It's not just that they don't want their DLC competing with potentially better community made content, they don't want community content keeping the game alive past the release of Far Cry 5.

So damned short sighted, these greedy stupid moneygrubbers.
 
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News Comments > Black Friday Tech Bits
4. Re: Black Friday Tech Bits Nov 29, 2014, 05:47 NetHead
 
vacs wrote on Nov 28, 2014, 19:08:
VLC does also have native MKV and FLAC since ever

Chances are everything other than Windows supports MKV and FLAC (and more), so there's nothing special about any media specific program supporting them, it's par for the course.

Though honestly I didn't know Windows still wasn't supporting MKV or FLAC, since I probably haven't opened Windows Media Player even by accident in 3-4 years.

 
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
28. Re: Alienware's Nov 22, 2014, 07:39 NetHead
 
..This runs their proprietary..."

And I don't give a shit and hope it burns in hell.

Really how many idiots are out there willing to support this kind of crap, the industries runaway success is what it is thanks to its openness. Buy any part anywhere from anyone and plug it in.

I'm sure it would be so much better paying an already overpriced brand to be locked in so they can jack up their prices even further.

Who falls for this crap...oh nevermind.

Also, "PC Gaming Console" where to begin with that. The only thing needed to make a "PC Gaming Console" is software...
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
49. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 13:48 NetHead
 
Wow that's pretty horrendous on their part, screwing over the people who were most keen to support them and their vision, which they reneged on.

I was somewhat looking forward to giving it a go, single player (as in offline) at some point, though the more I find out about the game and the people behind it the less I want to do with it.

I think it would be quite ironic and somewhat fitting if the jilted backers DDOS the hell out of this.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P)
9. Re: Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P) Nov 11, 2014, 20:41 NetHead
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 20:13:
I just want grappling hook + parachute and a new world to destroy with prettier graphics Anything beyond that is gravy!

Not to forget a way to shoot out multiple grappling hooks that are virtually indestructible, even if it's a mod again.

Just Cause 2 became exponentially more fun with that mod, attaching cars to planes, planes to building or the floor, using a chopper to airlift the enemies cars and drop them on their friends. Countless people and things strung up as if a metal spider man had rampaged through the area.

Thanks to that mod it was the most chaotic fun I can remember having.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity
24. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity Nov 11, 2014, 12:00 NetHead
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 11:35:
$70? Suck my balls. See you on a deep sale next year in that case.

There isn't a game in the world I would pay that kind of money to play, let alone yet another Assassin's Creed game.

Maybe if it was some complete collectors edition of an entire series like all The Witcher games or Elder Scrolls games with boxes, maps, manuals etc, DRM free, then maybe, otherwise they can take their $70 micro-transaction sucking P.O.S and shove it.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III Free DLC Plans
2. Re: The Witcher III Free DLC Plans Nov 6, 2014, 14:12 NetHead
 
As expected.

It's quite nice and rare these days to say that about a game/developer/publisher in a positive way.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2014, 20:18 NetHead
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 19:52:
Classify the basterds as common carriers under Title II!!

Either that or use eminent domain to "buy" all the infrastructure, then open it up to open competition to whomever wanted to rent bandwidth from the gov't and offer a service.

Then put all profit from leasing said infrastructure into improving and expanding it, especially in areas so far neglected. Oh wait, that's commie-socialist talk, move along.
 
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Adds Pools
3. Re: The Sims 4 Adds Pools Nov 4, 2014, 20:09 NetHead
 
I would bet pretty much anything that had there not been so many stating the obvious that they would later add pools as a paid for addon, then they would be doing exactly that right now.

Though I doubt anyone, playing this or not, will thank all the "whiners" for nipping in the bud EA's nonsense, at least on this occasion.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 4, 2014, 09:54 NetHead
 
BitWraith wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 09:40:
"Why the U.S. Has Fallen Behind in Internet Speed and Affordability"

Greed?

To be more specific I would have said corruption, just because one legalises corruption doesn't mean it stops being corruption.

Something that's made me scoff a few times when such a country points at others with claims of corruption.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $59M
32. Re: Star Citizen at $59M Oct 29, 2014, 23:30 NetHead
 
Dev wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 17:24:
Creston wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 14:32:
the FPS module isnít an asideÖ itís a fully featured game in and of itself

Great...? I know that when everyone was clamoring for more space games, what they all REALLY meant was "There aren't enough FPS games out there, we need them IN our space games too!"


No worries, it will be a fantastic FPS with an arcade game inside it that will be a space Sim. J/k
Seriously, that's how I feel, that they are focusing on MMO aspects and things like micro transactions and kitchen sinks, rather than the fracking single player space game I backed for!

I normally don't bother adding my own noise to the cacophony in Star Citizen funding posts, but what you mention is exactly what I normally end up wondering and it's pretty sad.

The only thing I cared about with Star Citizen, the only reason I almost threw money at it and was in any way excited was over the thought of a good, solid, single player space sim/shooter/smuggler/etc. I wouldn't mind if they added co-op or even multiplayer to it after completing the singleplayer aspect, hell Starlancer was absolutely great co-op, though instead now all you hear about is things that conveniently would allow them to make more money from this. Persistent this, online that, micro that and some of those goals for $1,000,000.00 make me roll my eyes.

Even the video I watched about the single player side recently continually went on about multiplayer related aspects, it's also the only news I've seen about the single player game. I don't go hunting for the stuff but that said quite a bit in itself that the only news that made it far enough to get to me only went on about multiplayer.

I think it's pretty sad, both because I'm only interested in a singleplayer space sim and that no doubt there are many who funded it for that very reason.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 29, 2014, 22:46 NetHead
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 20:20:
Youtube now with up to 2x as much buffering pauses more likely...

Ha, thought I'd have a look at one and it didn't seem like the frame rate was anything out of the ordinary, so I downloaded it to make sure, the 720p version was 24 fps which is exactly nothing out of the ordinary.

So I thought I'd check another, had to choose between BF and TF, so went with BS, I mean BF. The 720p version doesn't even work, it just loads forever, so I downloaded it an it turns out to be 30fps (29.970) so much for it even having "60 FPS" in the name. Oh and after all that the 720p for that video is still pretending to load, endlessly (it works in the HTML5 player but flash is just sat there). Then checked the TF video also, was 30 fps, exactly.

So either the videos I'm seeing in my browser on my side and the files I'm downloading are different or these idiots know as much about video as they do about website design.

I've watched 60 fps videos before and it's clearly noticeable and pleasant, it feels very easy or effortless on the eyes, is the best way I can describe it.

Meanwhile games are going on about how 30fps is "cinematic" and "aesthetics" and puuuukkkee.... (sorry, I'm tired and PR nonsense is not high on my list of things to tolerate right now)
 
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