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News Comments > Cities: Skylines Patch
1. Re: Cities: Skylines Patch Apr 7, 2015, 10:47 MajorD
 

I've really enjoyed this game so far, especially being the first Sim game I've ever purchased and/or played <gasp!>; therefore, I don't have anything to compare it to, but the game seems to be 'very' well done.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Apr 7, 2015, 10:27 MajorD
 
There was some backlash towards the DLC packs you announced to launch alongside the game. How did the studio respond to that?

Phil [Robb, creative director] takes all this stuff very personally. We have a promise to the community on our website: ‘we’re gamers, making games, for other gamers’. It’s a difficult space, just talking about DLC at all, because I think gamers are so fatigued with the typical DLC cycle… but I think if [our strategy] was to be looked at objectively, you’d see there are a tonne of options about what you can have and how you can get it, and hopefully it will still feel very inclusive, even if you never buy DLC. It’s important to Phil and the rest of the studio to make sure that we’re never separating the community.


What a load of crap! It is almost as bad as Pete Carol's rhetoric and justification for a goal line pass play on 2nd with a Super Bowl win on the line.

From a quick read of that article, it almost sounds like they released the game early for additional cash flow so they could continue\complete development.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today
9. Re: Square Enix Three-Day Game Reveal Kicks Off Today Apr 6, 2015, 17:44 MajorD
 
Wallshadows wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 17:14:
It's going to be a sequel to The Fall for your TI calculators.

LOL!!!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2015, 17:41 MajorD
 
Krovven wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 15:59:
They cancelled Deadwood to free up funds to make Rome...which was nowhere near as good and only lasted 2 seasons.

It's a sad sad shame as it was and still is one of the best shows ever made. Hell On Wheels is an excellent western on AMC but nowhere near the standard Deadwood set. At least it's going to get a proper finale though.

Ah hah, I didn't know that was why it wasn't renewed....interesting. I agree with you it being one of the best series ever made. If I recall correctly, they were talking about a movie to properly end the series, but that is all long gone by now.

Yeah, I do like Hell on Wheels, but didn't the first time I watched it, which is probably because I was hoping for a Deadwood. The second time I gave it a try, I was hooked.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 6, 2015, 10:19 MajorD
 
Blue wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 09:34:
I'm happy that Mad Men is back, especially with Better Call Saul ending its season tonight. The opening episode was intriguing, but leaves me already unhappy with the plan to end the series with a seven episode arc. This reminds me too much about how they truncated the final season for another favorite show, Boardwalk Empire, which left it feeling a little rushed. On the other hand, AMC already did this once before with Breaking Bad, which didn't seem to cause a problem, so I'll just try to put my concerns aside and enjoy.

Yeah, reminds me of Deadwood HBO series too, which abruptly ended due to lack of renewal. Sigh....
 
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News Comments > Sony Buys OnLive - Shutdown Planned
6. Re: Sony Buys OnLive - Shutdown Planned Apr 3, 2015, 10:45 MajorD
 

That's okay with Nvidia.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V 60FPS PC Trailer
51. Re: Grand Theft Auto V 60FPS PC Trailer Apr 2, 2015, 17:29 MajorD
 
jimnms wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 15:40:
MajorD wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 11:29:
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 11:08:
I'd love to know what sort of a hardware you'd need to get the kind of details shown in the trailer running at 1080p-60fps.
I doubt my GTX760 will cut it.

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing; however, unless they've bumped them up recently, I recall the 'recommended' system requirements being pretty reasonable:

•CPU Core i5-2500T 2.3GHz or Phenom II X4 975
•GPU: GeForce GTX 480 or Radeon HD 6970
•RAM: 6GB
•OS: Windows 7,8,8.1 64bit
•HDD Space: 20GB

/shrug

Oh, and if the game actually looks that good on my PC (i7 2600K & 780ti), I'll be a happy gamer.

Where did you get those specs? The recommended specs listed on the GTA V website and Steam are:

Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHz (8 CPUs)
Memory: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD 7870 2GB
Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
HDD Space: 65GB

I really wish they would have some sort of standard for the minimum and recommended specs, say 720p30fps for min and 1080p60fps for recommended.

I have a GTX 660OC, but I'm still using a first gen i5 750. I started picking parts for a new PC build back in November, but never committed to it. I'm wondering if I should wait and see how my system handles before upgrading, or just go for it. I'm only concerned because the current generation CPU and chipsets have been out a while, and it seems about time for something new to be coming out soon. I'd be kind of pissed to build a new system with current gen parts, then next month they come out with new shit.

@Cl1mh4224rd & jimnms:

It was information I pulled from a quick search (article from January 2015), so thanks to both of you for the updated information.

 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V 60FPS PC Trailer
5. Re: Grand Theft Auto V 60FPS PC Trailer Apr 2, 2015, 11:29 MajorD
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 2, 2015, 11:08:
I'd love to know what sort of a hardware you'd need to get the kind of details shown in the trailer running at 1080p-60fps.
I doubt my GTX760 will cut it.

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing; however, unless they've bumped them up recently, I recall the 'recommended' system requirements being pretty reasonable:

•CPU Core i5-2500T 2.3GHz or Phenom II X4 975
•GPU: GeForce GTX 480 or Radeon HD 6970
•RAM: 6GB
•OS: Windows 7,8,8.1 64bit
•HDD Space: 20GB

/shrug

Oh, and if the game actually looks that good on my PC (i7 2600K & 780ti), I'll be a happy gamer.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: 1970s Continental Airlines Commercial Mar 28, 2015, 10:57 MajorD
 

Oh how times have changed.....

Now just about every airline nickels and dimes you at every turn and have taken a lot of the enjoyment out of flying.
 
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Update Released
3. Re: Half-Life 2: Update Released Mar 27, 2015, 21:54 MajorD
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 21:03:
Ravenholm never looked so good.

That doesn't creep me out as much anymore since I've played Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

I still need to play more then 15 minutes of, and finish, Outlast.
 
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News Comments > Dirty Bomb Beta Returns; Splash Damage Pulls Away from the Brink
9. Re: Dirty Bomb Beta Returns; Splash Damage Pulls Away from the Brink Mar 27, 2015, 12:04 MajorD
 

Sleeping

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 17:41 MajorD
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 15:52:
MajorD wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 11:46:
Nice to hear 'Better Call Saul' is turning out better than everyone here anticipated, as I too didn't give it much credence. Spin off characters/series from one that did so well is always a tough feat. I'll have to check it out now. Thanks all....
Hey, hey, HEY. What about the Friends' spinoff Joey?? C'mon, that was great!

Grin.....woops, yup, how could I forgot about that one?
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Follow-up
11. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Follow-up Mar 26, 2015, 13:10 MajorD
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 12:28:
MajorD wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 11:30:

My thoughts exactly. WTF is it even there in the first place, other than being intrusive?

EA = Electronic Assholes!!!

That seems reasonable...5 hardware changes in a 24 hour period is pretty rare. I can think of one time I would have had that many in one 24 hour period and it involved reinstalling windows multiple times so I wasn't worried about playing games during that process.

A simple email to the main address like Valve does might be easier on all fronts. When valve sees a new machine they just send a code to your email and ask you to type is in, then it's all good.

EA's solution seems easier on their end to support but at the end of the day you do not want to be locking out legit customers at any time.

I guess my point is, which I believe was Creston's too, is if 5 hardware changes within 24 hours would be so rare, and if they already have Origin, then really WTF is the point? Unless they know of a flaw in their own system (Origin) that isn't widely known yet. I guess I just don't understand what they're really gaining.

Yeah, I agree with you on the way Valve/Steam addresses it, it is much easier.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 26, 2015, 11:46 MajorD
 

Nice to hear 'Better Call Saul' is turning out better than everyone here anticipated, as I too didn't give it much credence. Spin off characters/series from one that did so well is always a tough feat. I'll have to check it out now. Thanks all....
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Follow-up
9. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Follow-up Mar 26, 2015, 11:30 MajorD
 
Creston wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 10:08:
Normal usage would never see 5 hardware changes in 24 hours so this would never impact anyone except someone trying to benchmark, but at the same time it's still bullshit that it's in there. You already have Origin. Why do you need extra DRM shit?

My thoughts exactly. WTF is it even there in the first place, other than being intrusive?

EA = Electronic Assholes!!!
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Follow-up
8. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Follow-up Mar 26, 2015, 11:28 MajorD
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 09:32:
Or let you deactivate your game. Which is something all these companies including Microsoft with their OS activation should have done a long time ago.
Even Apple allows you to do that.

Didn't Crysis 2 allow you to 'deactivate' the game on a particular PC? That sticks in my memory for some reason, but I could be wrong. /shrug...
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
10. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 09:49 MajorD
 

EA strikes again! Buffoons....
 
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News Comments > Hektor Released
3. Re: Hektor Released Mar 14, 2015, 20:58 MajorD
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 14, 2015, 20:10:
MajorD wrote on Mar 14, 2015, 20:05:
..........you must overcome a psychosis brought on by years of torture and confinement to escape.

Sounds like a corporate America job.

Sounds like marriage

LOL! Even better worse.
 
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News Comments > Hektor Released
1. Re: Hektor Released Mar 14, 2015, 20:05 MajorD
 
..........you must overcome a psychosis brought on by years of torture and confinement to escape.

Sounds like a corporate America job.
 
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News Comments > Two Free Evolve Maps Coming
19. Re: Two Free Evolve Maps Coming Mar 13, 2015, 19:14 MajorD
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Mar 13, 2015, 18:53:
Accurate.

That is classic and beautifully hits true on so many points. Thanks for sharing.
 
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