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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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News Comments > Poker Night 2 Preorders
7. Re: Poker Night 2 Preorders Apr 10, 2013, 02:39 Mordecai Walfish
Was thinking about picking this up but single player only is a deal-breaker. Poker is/was never a single player game, and to release a poker game in 2013 as such is kinda lame.. especially one with such awesome characters.  
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News Comments > Square Enix Reports "Extraordinary Loss" - President Resigns
60. Re: Square Enix Reports Mar 26, 2013, 19:58 Mordecai Walfish
Lorcin wrote on Mar 26, 2013, 11:07:
I'm playing Ni No Kuni at the moment and it's way better then any JRPG Square have put out since FFIX.


I don't have faith in Square to create memorable and/or groundbreaking JRPG's anymore. At least there are other companies that still know how to create these experiences.

Redmask wrote on Mar 26, 2013, 16:53:
His resignation was announced to the press in a 20 minute long, unskippable cutscene.


This comment was edited on Mar 26, 2013, 20:05.
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News Comments > New Strider Game for PCs and Consoles?
9. Re: New Strider Game for PCs and Consoles? Mar 20, 2013, 01:36 Mordecai Walfish
I used to play the original strider in arcades back in the day. There was always something enticing and unique about that game, and the NES version did a pretty poor job of capturing that, IMO. Another arcade favorite from that same time period was "Rolling Thunder".

Here's hoping that they do it justice! Strider could be an awesome IP if they do it right. There was a 2.5d version of strider that capcom made for the playstation one. It was pretty decent, but the arcade original was better.. and luckily was included with that version as well.
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Feb 27, 2013, 01:50 Mordecai Walfish
PCSX2 is great, and with all the different settings you can use for each game you will no doubt be frustrated keeping track of all your settings.

Look for the PCSX2 Profile Manager or something similarly titled on the forums for PCSX2, it makes loading your games with your program settings a breeze.

Oh and 1.0 was released like a year ago, lol. I made a guide for G-Darius in HD from the Taito Collection when PCSX2 1.0 was released.. definitely old news.
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News Comments > Bungie's Destiny Details Soon
17. Re: Bungie's Destiny Details Soon Feb 13, 2013, 02:17 Mordecai Walfish
Bungie is a great company, and it's been a long time since they weren't beholden to a hardware manufacturer for their titles.. I truly hope good things come of project Destiny.  
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News Comments > Ghost in the Shell Online
7. Re: Ghost in the Shell Online Feb 13, 2013, 01:46 Mordecai Walfish
Jerykk wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 23:20:
GitS has the perfect setting for a game. Unfortunately, none of the games have really taken advantage of it. Since this is a multiplayer game by Nexon, it probably won't break that pattern.

Only remotely good GitS game I've played was on the playstation one. I think it was just titled "Ghost in the Shell" and featured the tachikomas in relatively open world (for the time) environments, jumping between skyscraper walls trying to take down enemies. Fun game, but very simple.. I fear what bringing a goliath like this into the online realm could result in.. but theres part of me that knows that this could be one of the most successful multiplayer games ever created, if done right.. I guess we'll just have to wait and see =)

Edit: Thanks for posting that list of games Nexon has made. Man.. that really fucking sucks.

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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Beta
2. Re: AMD Catalyst Beta Jan 30, 2013, 04:24 Mordecai Walfish
mag wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 01:51:
These are also the drivers that are supposed to fix the frame latency thing, aren't they?


frame rates may be "slower" in some games but smoothness overall will be significantly better in many cases, if reports on this driver are true.

excellent response from AMD/ATI on this if the numbers hold up =)
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 29, 2013, 14:47 Mordecai Walfish
nin wrote on Jan 29, 2013, 09:36:
Uranus takes a pounding more frequently than thought.

The jokes write themselves...

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News Comments > Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale
17. Re: Chivalry - Medieval Warfare Free Weekend; Sale Jan 25, 2013, 18:50 Mordecai Walfish
+1 for more maps!

This game is seriously fun, and free all weekend so why not give it a go..

I'm trying to buy the 4-pack for my roommates and some folks at work to give as gifts.. but steam wont let me buy them as gifts the button is blanked out.. in fact it wont let me do anything but remove them from my cart
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News Comments > More on Steam Hardware
45. Re: More on Steam Hardware Jan 20, 2013, 12:47 Mordecai Walfish
Beamer wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 13:15:
Verno wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 12:11:
I get that, but I don't really see how this is going to succeed to the point where everyone is using a steambox, rather than a normal console.

It doesn't necessarily have to cannibalize their own users and directly compete with consoles to succeed, it has a lot of crossover market appeal. The greedy comment is really silly, all products are designed to make money. It's how they go about doing it that matters and that remains to be seen in this case. Valve has a pretty good history of consumer value and customer friendly decisions so I'm not worried.

It isn't about making everyone use a Steambox, it's about getting people that prefer consoles to start using Steam. Those already using Steam on their desktop/laptop will still do that and Valve will still happily serve them and take their money.

There's a certain paranoia I keep seeing where certain people think everything is designed to screw them over or make a change they don't like and don't want. Some things are aimed at people that simply aren't you. There's a direct correlation between these people and ones that use things like "kiddie gamers" to talk about console gamers. These people are incredibly quick to talk about how different they are from other gamers yet don't think Valve is smart enough to realize this, too.

Valve isn't envisioning a world where everyone uses the Steambox. Valve is just envisioning a world where every gamer uses Steam.

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News Comments > More on CD Projekt RED's Upcoming Announcement
25. Re: More on CD Projekt RED's Upcoming Announcement Jan 19, 2013, 16:42 Mordecai Walfish
this looks great! bring it ON, CDPR!  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 18, 2013, 19:03 Mordecai Walfish
Sony just sold their NY headquarters for 1.1 billion..

surely they can afford a couple bucks for 8gb total ram in the PS4. MAKE IT HAPPEN SONY
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 16, 2013, 21:07 Mordecai Walfish
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare for $10 on GMG with this code:


Can be a very fun game =)
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News Comments > PlanetSide 2 Patch Plans
14. Re: PlanetSide 2 Patch Plans Jan 12, 2013, 16:34 Mordecai Walfish
entr0py wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 18:07:
The thing I really care about is proper joystick support. It would be nice to know that they're even working on it, but it doesn't' seem to be a priority.

Agreed. Joystick flying is ridiculously bad right now, but I still force myself to do it as kb/m feel too awkward for flight. I had to lower the sensitivity below what is in the option menu through the .ini to even get the sensitivity on my stick semi-reasonable in the game. The deadzone is also set to 0.000000 in the .ini and there is still a noticeably large deadzone in-game. I use hall-effect sensors in my stick so that's why there's no need for a deadzone. As bad as it is, I still enjoy flying with the stick more right now than with kb/m.. but it's shamefully bad for what they consider to be a released product.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: The 9 Worst Tech Buzzwords of 2012 Dec 27, 2012, 18:08 Mordecai Walfish
nin wrote on Dec 27, 2012, 10:57:
SirKnight wrote on Dec 27, 2012, 10:55:
They forgot one. The word "experience." For some reason, people today use that word way too much and it sounds really stupid. This one is a lot worse than many of the words they picked.

Windows experience, UI experience, touch experience, single player experience, multiplayer experience, video game experience, keyboard experience (yes I recently read that one in a review and I just couldn't believe it).

Why in the fuck does everything have to be an experience now?

I read this post in a George Carlin worked, wonderfully.

Thanks for that =) Reading this in Carlin's voice is excellent.

Interesting to note is that 3d-film making actually beckons back to the 1800's.. though not motion pictures, of course.
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News Comments > Steam Stops Selling The War Z
51. Re: Steam Stops Selling The War Z Dec 19, 2012, 21:38 Mordecai Walfish
Final nails: meet coffin. This one is stone dead.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Dec 19, 2012, 21:24 Mordecai Walfish
The warZ is now officially doomed. Final nail is in the coffin and this will not go anywhere.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2012, 18:40 Mordecai Walfish
I didnt see this anywhere on the site, but nVidia released the official WHQL 310.70 drivers a couple days ago, which strangely enough are ~50mb smaller than the non-whql version I previously got. Maybe this one is 64-bit only and the other had both.. i dunno ^_^

Anyway, link here (64-bit):
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 18, 2012, 22:13 Mordecai Walfish
The product unveiling for their new mobile gpu's seems utterly shameful. They apparently decided to use the arbitrary core count of 384 for their new GPU's only to "match a number" in nvidias, when they should just be trying their best to make better and better GPU's, these just stink of advertising fluff. Look at the graphs for performance even, they are so acutely tailored to only making these GPU's look good on paper as opposed to showing actual performance, that one can only wonder why they are delving into this apparently PR driven new generation in such a shallow fashion. Those graphs start at 0.8 instead of 0 to make these gpu's look like a 2x+ leap in performance, hoping that inquisitive minds (& interested consumers) wont read the fine print.. this whole thing stinks IMO and is not the route AMD should be going down, unless they truly believe themselves that they have little to nothing to work with.  
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News Comments > GeForce Optimizer
53. Re: GeForce Optimizer Dec 15, 2012, 19:13 Mordecai Walfish
Optional Nickname! wrote on Dec 15, 2012, 10:46:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Dec 15, 2012, 06:41:
I use precision x to overclock my gtx-480 by 133mhz on the core and 172mhz for the memory, and to apply a custom fan curve to keep it below 85 degrees when running full power. I did not realize that it auto-applied overclocks to the card when running the "frame target" at a number higher than what your card is capable of. Interesting, but otherwise useless for me because I like to be in control of the overclock being applied.

Here's a bit on the 'dynamic clocking' of PSX

"Frame Rate Target will essentially try and cap the frame rate to whatever you set it to. The clock speeds on the card will automatically dynamically adjust based on what is needed to maintain that frame rate at any given time. So if the demand is lower, then the card will downclock because that's all that it needs to maintain that FPS, or vice versa.. boost the clocks to maintain that frame rate under a more 3D intensive scene, for example. Useful for saving power and also for older games/applications which don't demand super high frame rates..."

My point I'm trying to make is not that PSX is perfect, but the GFO has a surprising lack of functionality compared to not only other programs available, including nvidia's own control panel options.

They never intended this low-level user offering to have advanced features though, I think you are comparing apples to oranges. They may still interface this with Nvidia control panel's custom program settings in the future as well, because some of the optimizations they advertise for games on their optimizer do point a user there as well, and it would be a relatively simple and harmless tie-in, easy to revert any bad settings/mistakes.
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