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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Apr 17, 2015, 00:08 jacobvandy
 
They're giving away Fractured Space for free on Steam, as long as you grab it during this Free Weekend.  
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News Comments > New Guild Wars 2 Tribes Detailed
3. Re: New Guild Wars 2 Tribes Detailed Apr 16, 2015, 21:44 jacobvandy
 
It wouldn't be so bad if they were actually telling us something. At first I thought, oh hey, maybe these frogs are gonna be a part of some faction wars or storyline branching or something! Which, I guess they still could be, but it was just 1,000 words of lore they'll cut down by 80% to put into books in the environment that nobody will read. Also a handful of screenshots, purposely close and cropped so as not to give us even a peek of anything we're interested in seeing.  
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News Comments > New Guild Wars 2 Tribes Detailed
1. Re: New Guild Wars 2 Tribes Detailed Apr 16, 2015, 20:12 jacobvandy
 
What a fluff piece...  
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News Comments > Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V
30. Re: Ship Ahoy - PC Grand Theft Auto V Apr 14, 2015, 13:05 jacobvandy
 
Rhialto wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 12:47:
Never played any GTA game but I'm curious if I could enjoy it... in fact what amaze me is the open world and that we can do about anything anytime but I'm not really into kicking asses and killing people.

Just like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. I like to walk arond and look... yeah in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. I sometimes kill to survive, I kill creatures or zombified NPC.

Are there tasks or missions I need to do or it's completly a free open world?

You need to progress in the story a bit to unlock everything, but out of the 8 or so hours I played yesterday, at least 6 was just: driving around, doing side missions including running/racing/photography, hanging out in the strip club, playing tennis (pretty much as good as any standalone tennis video game), fiddling around on the stock market, watching a full-length spoof '40s cartoon on Michael's projection screen TV, seeing how many beers you have to drink to get fucked up, etc.

It is as good of a 'Second Life' kind of explorable, livable virtual world as exists right now.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
192. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule Apr 14, 2015, 05:06 jacobvandy
 
DangerDog wrote on Apr 14, 2015, 03:56:
I call shenanigans!

they removed this from the game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53rdE8w8oLE

only 3rd person view from outside the car now.

Did they? I know you see strippers 100% topless when you get a private dance, including a loose minigame that mandates first-person. Odd that they'd take out first-person view for prostitutes, when they really don't show anything there. I will have to do some investigating myself...
 
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News Comments > GTA5 GeForce Drivers
25. Re: GTA5 GeForce Drivers Apr 14, 2015, 05:02 jacobvandy
 
You have to click or hit enter (or whatever gamepad button) to select the 'Graphics' sub-menu, not just highlight it.  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
181. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule Apr 14, 2015, 00:09 jacobvandy
 
Have had no issues launching since re-downloading the whole goddamn thing over again. Just put my bonus $500k in the stock market, so I can not feel so weird about having that much cash when a mission rewards me like $1,500. Surely Michael has a portfolio, so one day it might just happen he cashes it out!  
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule
133. Re: Grand Theft Auto V PC Launch Schedule Apr 13, 2015, 19:54 jacobvandy
 
Lol, that pre-load was a waste... Was getting a 'disk write error' when trying to launch, came to find I had exactly 35KB of space left on the SSD. Apparently it needs double the 60 gigs to unpack the encrypted stuff (why it can't delete the obviously segmented files as it goes is a mystery), and you can't resolve this process without cleaning up enough other things to make space for that. WELL, I already cleared out all I was willing to before the pre-load, so I had to delete the 100+ gigs of apparently unusable GTA V files and am now re-downloading the game in unencrypted form... Yippee!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 12, 2015, 17:24 jacobvandy
 
Is it a standalone sub thing that is exclusive? Comcast practically gives HBO away these days, so I've watched a bit on the web site.

As for the GoT leak, they're not available in HD as far as I'm aware, so I'd rather just wait.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season 3 Begins
3. Re: Diablo III Season 3 Begins Apr 11, 2015, 20:00 jacobvandy
 
Adventure. Mode.  
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs
49. Re: GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs Apr 9, 2015, 04:23 jacobvandy
 
I just saw Trevor's cameo in Better Call Saul! XD  
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs
43. Re: GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs Apr 9, 2015, 02:01 jacobvandy
 
walrus1 wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 22:56:
bhcompy wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 22:32:
walrus1 wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 19:55:
Task wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 19:38:
Jesus they really need to start packing these on blurays (for PCs).
Yeah cuase we all have bluray roms.

And we all had DVD players when they started selling games on DVD, right? And we all had CDROMs when they started selling games on CD, right? And we all had 3.5" floppy drives when they started selling games on 3.5" floppy drives, right? They can do both. It just makes sense to migrate to Bluray over time for physical media.

While correct it misses the point. All the above we embraced as a universal format fairly quickly. Bluray shows no sign of this at all.

Lol, it isn't 2005 anymore... Blu-ray has won. What else are you holding out for? Holographic storage?
 
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs
29. Re: GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs Apr 8, 2015, 22:35 jacobvandy
 
jimnms wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 20:47:
For our short stint with the game we played in 4K with two GTX 980s in SLI, 32GB RAM and an i7-5930k processor at 3.50Ghz. That's beefy - higher than the average machine will run at - but the minimum specs are much less demanding. In fact, they're lower than you'd probably expect. The aim, says Rockstar, was to make GTA 5 malleable to a vast number of different setups so that most, if not all players, should feel as if they're getting the definitive GTA experience. The true performance of GTA 5 on lower-spec rigs remains to be seen.

Then why didn't you test the game on a lower spec system? Rolleyes I really don't give two shits on how this plays on a $4000 PC, I'd rather have an idea of what it would do on something normal.

Because after soaking their sponsors for all that free hardware, they have to keep coming up with reasons to talk about it!

Or was that a machine they received from the publisher? Could be they didn't have a choice.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Preloads
46. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Preloads Apr 8, 2015, 17:16 jacobvandy
 
Pre-loaded on Steam yesterday in under 90 minutes.. That extra $12 was well spent!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2015, 16:35 jacobvandy
 
They're re-organizing the D3 file structure (again?), so we're definitely re-downloading some things.  
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News Comments > Square Enix Reveal Progress
6. Re: Square Enix Reveal Progress Apr 7, 2015, 12:22 jacobvandy
 
I had my fill after checking the stream to see thousands of people watching a looped video of some dude laying on the floor...  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
8. Re: Morning Metaverse Apr 6, 2015, 14:30 jacobvandy
 
Free to be shitty! Yay!  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 5, 2015, 15:42 jacobvandy
 
Just cleared up some space on the SSD... Hopefully they do pre-loading soon. Even though it'd take me less than two hours at full speed, I'm not sure they'll be able to handle so many people downloading so much at once that well.

As for the Top 10, I don't know why they've been so lax about specifying different SKUs of games. That's the only reason there should be the same game listed twice. PoE has the regular 'Hero Edition' for $45 and the 'Champion Edition' with some digital extras for $60. I don't think many late-comers are paying $90 for the 'Royal Edition' with added digital novella, collector's book, and strategy guide.
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Apr 4, 2015, 16:00 jacobvandy
 
Uh, yeah, the backer himself. From the second link above:

Actually, there was a choice. They asked me if I wanted to change in light of what happened. I chose to change it so that they can concentrate on the game instead of this PR nightmare.
 
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Apr 4, 2015, 15:46 jacobvandy
 
mag,

I don't mind Obsidian changing it, it doesn't matter to me. Though calling it voluntary isn't exactly correct; the backer *consented* to changing it, in the face of this "backlash." He did not have some kind of change of heart on his own and initiate the change. The impetus was Anonymous Social Justice Tweeter #475884, and Obsidian facilitated it. Do you think they are open to any backer changing their text submission now, for any reason? No, they almost certainly are not. They made an exception, in response to the phony outrage.

The weird part is that they put out a backer email yesterday stating that some piece of backer content had been changed, but without any reference at all to what it was. They spoke of it as if it was a mistake that it had made it into the game, as if it didn't mesh with the setting or lore, and that once they noticed it, they decided on their own that it needed to change. Needless to say, I was rather annoyed this morning to find out the real story.

It's come to our attention that a piece of backer-created content has made it into Pillars of Eternity that was not vetted. Once it was brought to our attention, it followed the same vetting process as all of our other content. Prior to release, we worked with many of our backers to iterate on content they asked to be put into the game that didn't strike the right tone.

In the case of this specific content, we checked with the backer who wrote it and asked them about changing it. We respect our backers greatly, and felt it was our duty to include them in the process. They gave us new content which we have used to replace what is in the game. To be clear, we followed the process we would have followed had this content been vetted prior to the release of the product.

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