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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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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?

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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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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Adding Map for Next Week's Launch
2. Re: Natural Selection 2 Adding Map for Next Week's Launch Oct 26, 2012, 19:40 Mordecai Walfish
 
Can't Wait! I was a fan of Tremulous back in the day & pre-ordered this a while ago.. it's been shaping up well from the looks of things!

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 26, 2012, 13:47 Mordecai Walfish
 
crypto wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 12:54:
Every few months you should mention something about white listing adblock

Agreed! I just reformatted a couple months ago and had forgotten to whitelist blues on Adblock+ and allow everything through noscript for your site..

Fixed and Fixed.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 26, 2012, 13:37 Mordecai Walfish
 
Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear, surprise, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope.. *and* PlayStation Plus!  
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News Comments > Distance Kickstarter
25. Re: Distance Kickstarter Oct 25, 2012, 16:03 Mordecai Walfish
 
John wrote on Oct 25, 2012, 15:50:
Cutter wrote on Oct 25, 2012, 15:18:
Clearly you never played the greatest car game of all time...Insterstate '76! Best car physics ever. I'd pony up a lot for a KS that was a true legacy game of I76!
+1! I would like to see another I'76 game myself! Really enjoyed the gameplay and soundtrack. The sequel (I'82) wasn't nearly as good IMO and the physics weren't the same either.

Interstate '76 would be a different story indeed! Even if it was just to remake the original for modern systems I would back that in a heartbeat.
 
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News Comments > Distance Kickstarter
10. Re: Distance Kickstarter Oct 25, 2012, 11:06 Mordecai Walfish
 
Racing games are a genre that I dont think I'm going to get behind for any kickstarters, as my favorite elements usually involve a rock solid physics engine and realistic/destructible environments & vehicles. Both of these things are pretty much non-existent or poorly slapped together in the lower budget racers..

Heck one of the only reasons I play GTA4 anymore is to enjoy multiplayer races with friends, which are still a blast.

But for a kickstarter I'm gonna have to wait to see the finished product before jumping on any racing titles.
 
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News Comments > DiRT 4 Hints?
3. Re: DiRT 4 Hints? Oct 24, 2012, 13:17 Mordecai Walfish
 
Trevellian wrote on Oct 24, 2012, 09:56:
They lost my interest in the series when they added the Gymkhana bullshit and made it a mandatory part of the Championship/Season. It's unfortunate because Dirt 3 did do other things right, like clean up the menu screen, make the game less about the "Xtreme" feeling. But Gymkhana... sucked balls.

It made me go back and play Dirt 2 more instead. When I sit down to play a Rally game, I want just the Rallycross and actual Point to Point Rally's that go on for miles and miles. Guess it's back to playing WRC.

Agreed. The rally tracks in Dirt 3 were excellent IMO and I hope they spin that gymkhana bullshit into it's own title finally or just drop it completely. That tripe has absolutely no place in a rally game.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Beta Drivers
11. Re: NVIDIA Beta Drivers Oct 24, 2012, 10:15 Mordecai Walfish
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Oct 23, 2012, 22:00:
I was hoping these would address SLI performance, as with SLI enabled I get less than 30fps - disabled I get 60fps. Unfortunately they're exactly the same. It astounds me how shit like this gets through driver and game testing. I had similar issues with DIRT: Showdown and had to manually edit the SLI profile to get proper performance; Borderlands 2 didn't support it out of the box; it took several updates for The Witcher 2 to perform properly; the F1 2012 demo was completely broken; Civilization V has issues with nVidia's auto-downclocking (it drops clock speed if you stay in the same location - then when you move it stutters while the clock speed ramps up).

In fact I had less trouble with the Crossfire setup I had previously, though I still prefer nVidia overall (marginally).

For your Civ V issues, get the newest version of EVGA Precision X and use the functionality called "K Boost" which makes it so the cards stay at the same clock rates/voltages for as long as the program is open. I assume this will also help with TDR issues, if anyone is still experiencing them in Firefox/TF2/Whatever.

Last SLI setup I had (not even a year ago) was 2x8800GT and they worked wonderfully, although it did take some driver tweaking in some instances.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
9. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 22, 2012, 15:26 Mordecai Walfish
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 10:47:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 10:40:
Nevermind the fact that close to half of those 70m units are RROD replacements, lol.

Neogaf actually used to ban people that said this, as they've debated it and realized there's zero chance that the RROD replacements significantly altered this number, let alone can make someone say "the fact that close to half..."

The attach rate for the 360 is out of the stratosphere if they've only sold 35MM units. It's already extremely high at 70MM.

I meant people going out and buying new xboxes because of their system crapping out, as many did, and Microsoft fully supported this time around by making the hard drives external and easily replaceable. What I did was exaggerate because of the high rate of failures in their early units-- I'll be sure to get the exact stats for you next time.. or maybe I should just debate it over on Neogaf first to make sure I get your numbers right.

I should have been more specific for fear of being grouped in the "would have been banned on NeoGaf crowd". lol
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 22, 2012, 15:07 Mordecai Walfish
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 11:13:
Verno wrote on Oct 22, 2012, 11:06:
Be interesting to see how HDTV sales fare this year. Most people I know are all set on TVs for the foreseeable future and the student buying bonanza is long over. In general I'm at gadget overload, first world problems.

"55-in. No Name 120Hz 1080p LCD $399"

That would be a steal, and I'd push my parents to it since they went nuts after finally seeing my 58", but you know that $399 55" is utter garbage. Image quality would be so bad, and poor image quality is so noticeable at that size.
But my parents wouldn't notice.

Those 120hz interpolated sets look like crap to me no matter what the manufacturer/price.

Waiting for UltraHD 3840x2160 to get a new set, and by then hopefully we will have true 120hz available as well. The software hacks for current 120hz sets just make things look so fake, to me. Sure you need it for 3d.. but 3d really hasnt taken off like was expected either.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 22, 2012, 10:40 Mordecai Walfish
 
Nevermind the fact that close to half of those 70m units are RROD replacements, lol.  
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
12. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 21, 2012, 17:55 Mordecai Walfish
 
I can foresee microsoft adding an installation or first-time-run option to use a classic start menu interface instead of metro. Weak sales of standalone O/S and upgrades for a good quarter of a year or so after release should wake them up a bit.

Metro was a huge mistake to make mandatory on Windows 8, as the only ones that will really benefit from the UI are touchscreen users. For anyone using a mouse this is simply an obstacle to efficient desktop usage, IMO.

Or maybe they'll wait until Windows9 to fix this.. who knows.
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Oct 21, 2012, 17:46 Mordecai Walfish
 
^Drag0n^ wrote on Oct 21, 2012, 15:21:
All I see that is noticeable is the adding the shoulder light and "lost levels" content. No textures appear to be redone.

It looked as if the npc's textures were worked on, but nothing else.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Oct 21, 2012, 14:28 Mordecai Walfish
 
Literally the only thing BFG edition has going or it, IMO, is Oculus Rift support.

The added motion blur looks horrible and I dont see how experts at crafting 3d engines would allow such a detriment to their visuals be enabled by default.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 21, 2012, 14:16 Mordecai Walfish
 
Strange seeing a M5A99X-EVO review almost a year after it's been on the market..

Great motherboard though, I'm using one right now =)
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Adding Color Grading Removal Option
14. Re: Battlefield 3 Adding Color Grading Removal Option Oct 21, 2012, 11:32 Mordecai Walfish
 
007Bistromath wrote on Oct 21, 2012, 01:08:
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Oct 20, 2012, 20:06:
This is EA, every "feature" that they add after you purchase a product will be half-assed, unless you pay them extra DLC $$ for it.

Thats been their thing for a long while and I certainly won't defend them for the buggy piles of shit they leave most of their games to be.

And if the feature would effectively disable certain scopes and items in the game from working properly, thats probably good enough reason to leave the option out of the menus and require a console command.

Except this isn't an EA problem. This is DICE's guy being a douchecanoe. This is DICE failing to adhere to its own standards of post-release support. If you like the BF series, you fully expect what you get out of the box to be broken. DICE puts effort into things after they're released, and this iteration of the series hasn't been different in that respect so far. They've ironed out alot of bullshit.

Then there's this, which is a blatant middle finger to anyone that doesn't love their stellar art direction. Fixing the issues with removing this filter would be just as easy as removing the filter itself. But they won't, because screw you, customer.

The "issues" at hand here are all cosmetic though.. it's like expecting the Deus Ex: Human Revolution devs to provide an option to remove the gold color filter because some did not prefer it.. something I just don't see as a huge "issue" for a developer after they have spent years creating the visual style they prefer for their own game.
 
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