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Signed On Oct 7, 2010, 18:04
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News Comments > Source Engine 2 Announced
59. Re: Source Engine 2 Announced Mar 4, 2015, 14:14 AngelicPenguin
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 09:09:

At this point I'm sure they are holding the series hostage in order to have a killer app for Linux-based Steam machines if Microsoft really does pull out the rug under their feet with future iterations of Windows where a Steam app might be put under severe restrictions and regulation.

The tinfoil is strong with this one.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III CDR Changes to End Perma-Immunity
6. Re: Diablo III CDR Changes to End Perma-Immunity Mar 4, 2015, 14:00 AngelicPenguin
 
Darks wrote on Mar 4, 2015, 13:50:

I never once saw where I was invulnerable for any long length of time. No Idea where that's coming from. I have had my ass handed to me more times then I can count.

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you are saying but it is very possible to gear a monk for permanent Serenity. You give up a decent amount of damage, but on some monk builds that's the best way to clear the highest GR levels.

And I believe they are shortening the cooldowns, but simply making it so that it isn't possible to chain them together.

Perma-whatever generally seems like a bland way to play, so this seems like a reasonable change to me.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 17, 2015, 23:03 AngelicPenguin
 
Correction - "5 PS4 games set to raise the console visual bar in 2015."  
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News Comments > Diablo III Cheaters Banned
24. Re: Diablo III Cheaters Banned Feb 10, 2015, 18:47 AngelicPenguin
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 16:47:
Anyway, I know he was hit by this because he told me...outright said he's going to GD.

Grim Dawn is still in Early Access (Pre-Beta) and won't be "Ship's Ahoy" for quite a while. Also, to date, Grim Dawn is more of an 'Old-School' ARPG where they aren't making customers play online (Thank God) and MP/COOP will probably be Network/IP, so I'm not sure how much of a market there will be for Gold Farmers.

Funny how "Diablo Online" was touted (by Blizz and their army of apologists) to alleviate us from cheating... funny that... ODRM period... hasn't stopped economy problems or cheating and your forced to play a SP game online. ODRM seems to be the trend as of late.

Well, let's be fair here a bit. No one would say that always online would alleviate botting. Botting is just running scripts from your own machine. They need to either detect what you are running or have ways of identifying botting behavior (24/7, being reported, etc.)

What always online has stopped is item duping. The only duping (that I'm aware of) that ever happened in Diablo 3 was from account restores. When you could trade items they did at one point change account restore items to bound on account, but obviously that's no longer an issue.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Cheaters Banned
16. Re: Diablo III Cheaters Banned Feb 10, 2015, 12:53 AngelicPenguin
 
NewMaxx wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 12:12:
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 10, 2015, 11:57:
What was he doing?

Isboxing mostly with bots, not long after release I was at his place and watched him run four bots at once that automatically got and sold gear on a consistent basis. He actually makes a living off such tactics in various games in a 250k house, no job.

Anyway, I know he was hit by this because he told me...outright said he's going to GD.

Sorry to say, but not sad to see him go. Glad they came down on the botting.

Isboxing is most definitely legal, but obviously not with bots.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
10. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 5, 2015, 13:09 AngelicPenguin
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 5, 2015, 10:33:
I'm not giving them another penny in advance after how they have failed to properly communicate PoE delays to the backers first. If they don't give a shit about their backers, I'm not giving a shit about them.
I'll be getting the PoE expansion for free due to my pledge level. A possible PoE 2 will be a bargain bin purchase sub $9.99 at most for me.

PoE is already a taken acronym for a game.
 
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News Comments > Hearthstone Undertaker Card Nerf
4. Re: Hearthstone Undertaker Card Nerf Jan 28, 2015, 19:26 AngelicPenguin
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 18:09:
I hate nerfs. Why cant they buff other shit instead, there are a ton of useless cards in Hearthstone that no one is using. And I really mean utterly completely shit useless.

Because that leads to unnecessary power creep. If you have an outlier, fix it, you don't buff everything else to its power.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
32. Re: Into the Black Jan 28, 2015, 13:50 AngelicPenguin
 
Once the original cast could no longer do the movie, I no longer think it matters who they cast as long as the movie is funny.

And I'm one of the ones who think Ghostbusters 2 is fine. It's got plenty of funny moments (basically most of the time Bill Murray is on screen.) The actual plot is significantly worse than the first movie, but you were never going to recreate that magic anyway (as someone pointed out Matrix, or for a movie closer to the time, Temple of Doom.)
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 1 Ends Next Week (Probably)
6. Re: Diablo III Season 1 Ends Next Week (Probably) Jan 28, 2015, 13:40 AngelicPenguin
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 28, 2015, 09:50:
And the winner is?? Oh right there is no clear way to see that because, we removed any fucking logic to D3 and the battle.net 2.0.0.0.0. experience. Enjoy playing your single player game online.

I keep trying to figure out why there are three other guys in my single player game.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders
2. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Preorders Jan 16, 2015, 18:53 AngelicPenguin
 
I didn't play GTA4 on PC, but wasn't it mostly a train wreck? I never preorder games, but I'd be pretty leery on this one given the history.  
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News Comments > Activision's Successful 2014
4. Re: Activision's Successful 2014 Jan 16, 2015, 18:32 AngelicPenguin
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 11:15:
Ahh sell-through, the bullshit marketing speak they use when they won't talk actual sales numbers. It beat GTA5's 44 million sales so far? I seriously doubt that. Forbes calls them on their bullshit.

Activision Smokescreens 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Sales, Continuing A Trend

And how is Destiny the new #1 new IP when by all accounts it's a big money loser?

Unless I misread it, all the Forbes article said was that they didn't release hard numbers simply because it's quite probable that the current game sold less than some of their older titles, so they don't want to look like it's on the decline. Stating that it was the biggest selling entertainment product of the year pretty clearly says that it beat out GTA5. I don't really see that as surprising.

I honestly don't even get the big conspiracy slant to that Forbes article. What company would release what they want to be positive press with things that aren't positive? Again, big deal...sheesh.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 15, 2015, 15:14 AngelicPenguin
 
I guess I just don't get Wes Anderson. I watched Grand Budapest Hotel after the huge endorsements from friends (and critics raving), and thought it was just mildly amusing.

All the characters seem like caricatures and so I don't really buy into the story (same with Royal Tenenbaums.) It certainly looked nice, the cast was superb, and it had some really funny moments, but there is a certain level of detachment that kept me from really getting sucked into it.

Probably just a case of watching with high expectations. Funny how that fits in with other comments about Avatar. I saw it long after every I know had. So it had past the "greatest thing ever" phase and fallen into the "looks great, very average story" phase. So I went in expecting just that, and wasn't disappointed.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity in March
11. Re: Pillars of Eternity in March Jan 14, 2015, 14:37 AngelicPenguin
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 14, 2015, 12:43:
I think it's a little more acceptable delaying a new game rather than a port of a title which has launched on a half dozen consoles.

I don't really see why it matters. If a game needs more time, it needs more time. Take whatever time it needs to get it right.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB
27. Re: The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB Jan 7, 2015, 15:35 AngelicPenguin
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 15:30:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 15:19:
It's a decent amount of effort CASH to replace mobo/cpu/ram, so I really like to feel like I'm going to see some results for doing so.
Fixed that for you.
I love to tinker with my PC so rebuilding it never an effort but a new mobo and cpu is nearly $500 and I don't think that much money will make a huge real world difference in games at 1080p

Replacing my GTX760 to the 970 for less money will probably make a much more noticeable difference for less money.

Ya, I don't really mind doing it, but for several hours time, I want to make sure I'm going to actually notice something more than my BIOS looking different. $500 every couple years doesn't seem like anything to really worry about, though.

Btw, here are some gaming benchmarks with Sandybridge, Ivybridge, and Haswell:
http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1185&page=12

I'd need much more than 6 or 7% to replace 3 completely stable parts of my system.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB
25. Re: The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB Jan 7, 2015, 15:19 AngelicPenguin
 
Verno wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 14:53:
harlock wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 14:47:
thats what ive got and i see plenty of reasons, even gaming at 720p ... i recently got a gtx 970, and even that couldnt really get it over the fundamental hump - its a pcie 2.0 cpu but the card is pcie 3.0

gotta have rock solid 80+ fps, with all effects and bells and whistles - and its just not happening on that generation

I don't know, the real world gaming performance delta between the two seems to be almost non-existent. Granted the article is a year old but I'm not sure much has changed since then in this regard. I'm more worried about getting extra USB 3.0 slots (these old boards only have like 2) than I am about bandwidth limitations from the PCIE bus. I've got a 970GTX and I certainly don't have any issues in anything but unoptimized games.

I'm sure I will upgrade this at some point but I still don't see anything compelling yet. If you have some other benches feel free to shoot em out though, I love to tinker and I'm looking for ammo.

Ya every bench I see always lowers the graphical settings and resolutions to show cpu differences but when they are jacked up to what your video card can handle, the differences are negligible. I have something similar to yours (980 w/ an i7 Sandybridge) and don't see any reason to replace anything else at the moment. It's a decent amount of effort to replace mobo/cpu/ram, so I really like to feel like I'm going to see some results for doing so.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB
15. Re: The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB Jan 7, 2015, 13:33 AngelicPenguin
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 11:57:
harlock wrote on Jan 7, 2015, 11:50:
probably continues the tradition of "minimum" specs being the ones that allow you to run the game, not actually play it in any acceptable way
I think Witcher2 was a dog on the PCs when it first came out too.
I don't think even if you have the top specs this game will run well on release.

The game ran fine on release, you just couldn't enable "ubersampling" which was super sampling (on my 980 it still runs around 40-50 with that setting on to this day.)
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 3, 2015, 01:20 AngelicPenguin
 
PropheT wrote on Jan 2, 2015, 22:29:
#11 should be a comic about that annoying type of person that thinks all of the arguments they disagree with on complex issues can be summed up and dismissed in a few comic panels.

Funny, I was thinking that exact thing. Well said.
 
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News Comments > Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: "No Finish Line"
29. Re: Roberts on Star Citizen in 2015: Jan 3, 2015, 01:19 AngelicPenguin
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 00:22:
Hump wrote on Jan 2, 2015, 20:43:
Nothing wrong with Roberts, he does what he's always done.

Its the fans unending optimism and seemingly bottomless cash reserves thats the concern......

Hey, those people are paying for our game. Better them than me.

Exactly. Rich nerds, please continue to fund what looks like an interesting game and if Mr. Roberts could just drop me an email when it's about in the Elite Dangerous state, I'll pick it up.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
14. Re: Game Reviews Dec 18, 2014, 15:00 AngelicPenguin
 
Wow, looks like a really nice game. Only thing holding me back is that I really wanted to play it with a flight stick and haven't done any research on that (that and it will end up adding a lot of cost to this game.)

The mouse controls sound pretty solid, but everyone says not to (I really like X3 with a mouse, though.)
 
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News Comments > Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns
83. Re: Valve Apologizes as Hatred Greenlight Campaign Returns Dec 17, 2014, 15:02 AngelicPenguin
 
As others have said, I'm not sure why Valve would get flack for pulling the game, or putting it back on. It's their service, they can list whatever games they want.

They could have a page for violent mass murder simulators, and list Postal, and choose not to list Hatred. Their service - they don't have to be transparent about any of it. It's nice that they are, though.
 
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