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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Rumors
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2012, 19:28 Mordecai Walfish
 
Rigs wrote on Nov 4, 2012, 18:55:
This rumor of the next-gen sporting a 6670 is a thing I like to call complete bullshit. No way any console is using off-the-shelf PC parts. Yes, they use parts similar but every new console has had it's own graphics chip developed especially for it. Maybe a derivative of the 6670? I find that doubtful as well. Each gen of console is meant to be a huge leap forward from the one before, which is why console's have 10+ year lifetime cycles. The PSX to the PS2, the PS2 to the PS3, while a smaller jump was still rather large. Just because most games on the PS3 haven't taken advantage of it's horsepower doesn't mean it's not there. The Xbox, while a little different in terms of where the horsepower is focused (ie more CPU dependent than GPU, though the GPU is no slouch), is the same way. The difference between the Xbox and 360 is sizable. They haven't squeezed everything out the current gen yet, especially when it comes to the PS3. Probably because the PS3 is apparently so much harder to develop for. I mean, look at the jump in quality in the HALO series each time, HALO3 to REACH to HALO4. Hell, look way back to the amazing power they pulled out of the SNES in it's twilight years. Everyone is looking to next-gen but there's still some left in the current hardware. And because of that, I think the next-gen systems are going to be FAR more powerful than what's been rumored. They have to be.

As for them coming out in a few weeks? It's nice to dream...The first PS4 dev kits just got sent out and they're not even on the hardware itself, just a box with similar spec. We have some ways to go until release, guys. Trust me on that...


=-Rigs-=

I was joking about the WiiU being "Next Gen" when I said "in a couple weeks".

I agree with you completely about what Sony and Microsoft will pack in spec-wise with next gen. Both Microsoft and Sony know that they can basically eliminate a 3rd party from being a major contender simply by having their systems be a good chunk beefier than Nintendo's. As a result they guarantee more exclusives for themselves than any other strategy, as developers will tend to do the same thing they did with the Wii and avoid porting most games over at all. Nintendo is going to have a really tough time, even with it's die-hard fans always buying their new consoles. I hope they get it together soon because Nintendo is an invaluable asset to all gamers.. even if they do make stupid decisions sometimes.(okay.. a lot)
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Rumors
4. Re: Battlefield 4 Rumors Nov 4, 2012, 14:22 Mordecai Walfish
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 4, 2012, 14:17:
If this is anywhere close to true, 1 year cycle development? That makes the BF series as bad as the CoD series in terms of development time.

Also, Oct 23 and coming out for both the new generation of consoles? If the rumor has any base on fact then it means the next generation of consoles will be out before Oct 23.

According to some, the next generation of consoles is released in a couple weeks.

And besides that, it will have been 2 years @ Oct 23rd 2013 since BF3 was released.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
1. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Nov 4, 2012, 13:56 Mordecai Walfish
 
I always warn against installing iTunes.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Dark Reign Redux Nov 4, 2012, 13:54 Mordecai Walfish
 
The Natural Selection 2 team must be elated with the success they've had so far. I'm glad they stuck through it and finally released this wonderful game.  
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News Comments > Next Steam Greenlight on November 30th
4. Re: Next Steam Greenlight on November 30th Nov 4, 2012, 13:31 Mordecai Walfish
 
spindoctor wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 21:26:
I wish Valve would greenlight only those games which are complete or on the verge of completion. This would ensure that games would release in a reasonable amount of time after being greenlit. What is the point of a title getting through greenlight and then still not releasing for weeks or months after that? So far they've greenlit 29 games and out of those, only 2 have actually released in the 2 months that this process has been on. That ratio is just off.

There is no time constraint like you imagine on projects that are greenlit. When they're ready they'll be available on steam, it takes alot of work to fulfill that process, doubly so for a small team or individual.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
40. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2012, 13:28 Mordecai Walfish
 
J wrote on Nov 4, 2012, 07:01:
Rigs wrote on Nov 2, 2012, 03:30:
mag wrote on Nov 2, 2012, 01:44:
I've never played a CoD. What do you mean?

Said the man from Mars...


=-Rigs-=
I must be from Mars too then! It's not so bad here. Although now I feel like Doctor Manhattan

Hello fellow Martians. I too have not played COD or seen Titanic.

High-fives all around.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 2, 2012, 14:53 Mordecai Walfish
 
BobBob wrote on Nov 2, 2012, 10:02:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 2, 2012, 05:04:
Seriously, I am flabberghasted. I never realized the election system in the USA is that .... messy

Are you from the USA? If not, go worry about your own country's problems.

The U.S.A. has, indeed, evolved to the position of being the entire world's problem, whether they want it or not.

Shuttering outsiders from contemplating this seems hugely ignorant, when our bases litter the landscape of their countries and our actions have a direct effect on their economies, as well as ours.

Maybe we could use a couple "curious outsiders" to help spark a discussion about this internally, as we certainly have not had any level of intellectual conversation about our election process without brandishing our ever-ignorant patriotic fangs and cries of "Heracy!" here in the USA.
 
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News Comments > Sir, You Are Being Hunted Kickstarter
8. Re: Sir, You Are Being Hunted Kickstarter Nov 2, 2012, 12:33 Mordecai Walfish
 
Don't even joke about hunting no man.

http://www.justin.tv/paddysbar/b/258636341

 
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News Comments > Sine Mora PC Plans
4. Re: Sine Mora PC Plans Nov 1, 2012, 23:58 Mordecai Walfish
 
I was hoping this would come to pc's, not enough good shmups have come out recently on pc.. the last one I really dug was Jamestown.

Will definitely be checking this out.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Natural Selection 2
22. Re: Ships Ahoy - Natural Selection 2 Nov 1, 2012, 19:38 Mordecai Walfish
 
Aero wrote on Nov 1, 2012, 11:53:
Any bots to practice/learn/screw around with, or is it trial by fire?

There is also an exploration mode where you can spawn in a fully developed level (with all of the critters and upgrades unlocked) and try out anything you want, but no one else will be there. There may be ways to invite others though as it asks how many players max to start the game with when you go into the exploration mode.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Natural Selection 2
16. Re: Ships Ahoy - Natural Selection 2 Oct 31, 2012, 23:09 Mordecai Walfish
 
KTR wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 22:53:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 31, 2012, 20:40:
Black Mesa looked and performed much better.

Black Mesa - Source engine developed by a multi-billion dollar corporation, Valve.

Natural Select 2 - Spark engine developed by one guy, Max.

So what you are saying is all true, but the little guys some slack .

Really compared to the performance of many Source mods, like Pirates Vikings and Knights 2 or No More Room In Hell.. this isn't really that bad.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Natural Selection 2
8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Natural Selection 2 Oct 31, 2012, 17:17 Mordecai Walfish
 
40-65 FPS on a GTX480

with Ambient Occlusion off, 50-80

Oh and both with no Antialiasing enabled as I don't like the blurry post process AA routine implemented by this game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
175. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 31, 2012, 12:36 Mordecai Walfish
 
Oh what a goldmine this thread has become, hahaha that george lucas facebook link was priceless.

Thanks for the laughs & smiles everyone =)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
26. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 29, 2012, 19:52 Mordecai Walfish
 
Axis wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 16:25:
CONTROL of others is a liberal thing

Axis wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 12:17:
And UN control is exactly a liberal thing, you won't see any republicans advocating shit like that.

You are obviously under CONTROL of something if you believe that.

Hahaha.. this is beyond words.. I can only imagine what all the *REMOVED* posts are.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 29, 2012, 16:55 Mordecai Walfish
 
Just had a pop-up takeover ad (with audio) from Call of Duty Black Ops II when visiting the front page, Blue.  
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News Comments > GTA5 in Spring?
23. Re: GTA5 in Spring? Oct 28, 2012, 20:45 Mordecai Walfish
 
jacobvandy wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 17:14:
Well, to be fair, MP3 is not a huge, open world with all these AI interactions and long draw distances and rather good physics. But on the other hand, I'd say the majority of performance issues people had with GTA IV were because they're used to not needing a good CPU on top of a capable graphics card. It was, in fact, the most CPU-intensive game in recent memory. I remember upgrading from a Core 2 Duo to a quad-core i7 and practically doubling my FPS, with the same GPU, meaning there was a huge bottleneck. That, and most people are quick to cry about framerate dropping below 50 in any game... get over it.

GTA4 is so CPU restricted, that even with the best graphics cards out there, to maintain over 60 fps minimum you need an equivalent of a sandy/ivy bridge ~2600k with the clock at ~4.5ghz. (at it's highest graphics settings)

This is a side effect from the port, obviously.. but when GTA5 is released they will have had much more time and experience with this engine than when IV was released. I'm optimistic about the optimizations they've (hopefully) done since the last gta released.
 
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News Comments > New Pirates, Vikings and Knights II
3. Re: New Pirates, Vikings and Knights II Oct 27, 2012, 18:23 Mordecai Walfish
 
Rattlehead wrote on Oct 27, 2012, 14:27:
As a long time player of PVKII I feel these combat tweaks were completely unnecessary and botched the HK class so he is nothing but a sitting duck now.

Lets hope it takes less than 2 years to release the man at arms.

Heavy Knight is still the most powerful class in the game, IMO. It's all in how you play him.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Stretch Goals
6. Re: Star Citizen Stretch Goals Oct 27, 2012, 13:50 Mordecai Walfish
 
Agreed.

Huge amounts of Kickstarter loot for: Your own personal repair droid to start with!.. something that will be in the game either way but throw more money at us now and *you* can have one from the start, every game!

And then 1.75 million later.. a new SHIP will be added to the game! You can build real-life space ships for that much.. how much R&D is going into this "ship"? lol Are they prototyping it on mars before coding it into the game?

This comment was edited on Oct 27, 2012, 15:30.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 26, 2012, 19:51 Mordecai Walfish
 
Good Riddance.  
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News Comments > MechWarrior Online Open Beta Next Week
1. Re: MechWarrior Online Open Beta Next Week Oct 26, 2012, 19:48 Mordecai Walfish
 
Any blues regulars that want to play this with competent teams (and voice chat) when it comes out.. just log into the C3 voice program that is with MW:O and do a search for "dropship 1" "dropship 2" "dropship 3" or "dropship 4".

We always have players looking for group games in there and the game really shines with proper teamwork & voice chat.
 
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