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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > Star Citizen "Coming Together"
6. Re: Star Citizen Apr 26, 2014, 13:30 jacobvandy
 
Why not? You don't think they have at least one or two video guys who do nothing but put together promotional media? If anything, I'd probably want to grow that team for a week to try and smooth things over with something people would actually be satisfied watching. Whether their next million in funding trickles or pours may depend on it!  
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News Comments > Star Citizen "Coming Together"
4. Re: Star Citizen Apr 26, 2014, 13:06 jacobvandy
 
Well any band can sound decent in the studio with all the digital wizardry you can do... The real test is performing live, and that's what RSI failed.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II
23. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II Apr 25, 2014, 01:58 jacobvandy
 
Trevellian wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 23:49:
Most of us are PC gamers, and I expected a PC game. Especially with all of the (Now Obvious) blatent lies that more development time went into the PC port. As much as everyone hates Gearbox around here, you could take the difference between Borderlands 1 and 2 on PC as a fine example. They didn't need to reinvent the wheel, just show the PC gamers the respect they deserved in the UI and Control department. That is hardly a challenge to accomplish correctly.

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I'm glad you're happy with your Console game. However I paid for a game on PC and expect a PC experience. They're shills for lying to the fanbase outright. Period. No matter how happy YOU are with the game.

So... Do you play fighting games and racing games with the keyboard? Even Assassin's Creed or Batmam: Arkham kinds of games I can't stand to not use a gamepad with. Same way I wouldn't want to play a shooter or RTS without KBM -- some people do whine about not having controller support for games like that and I view it the same way I do some posts in this thread, with astonishment. As Rattle points out (a little more harshly than I've tried to), PC controls include anything you can plug in and use, and restricting yourself to KBM is often unwise and sometimes just plain stupid.

They improved the UI to be more mouse-friendly (pause 'screen' does rollovers and you have a right-click context menu). Assets including textures and shadows are far higher resolution than the consoles could handle or even possibly make use of at sub-720p. The KBM controls are far better than they used to be, when they were just emulating button presses rather than letting you do things like double-click to heavy attack or scroll the mouse wheel through your belt items. I understand if that's not good enough for you, I just don't get the expectations.

I don't know how the fuck you could use Borderlands 2 as a point of comparison, either... It was awesome that they went so far above and beyond for the PC version, but nobody was expecting that when they initially said they were gonna do better with the port. Not to mention the fact that they're a veteran studio with roots in PC development making a Half-Life expansion, etc. FROM is a life-long PlayStation studio that almost begrudgingly relented to a PC port of one game, purely as fan service, when that is exactly what was asked of them. The petition did not read "we want a PC version and IT BETTER MEASURE UP TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARDS OF PC GAME FUNCTIONALITY OR ELSE YOU'RE JUST A BUNCH OF ASSHOLES!" They do a lot better the next time around, but since you deem the extra few months of PC coding and QA they performed a waste of time, suddenly they're liars and crooks and shouldn't even have bothered?

Maybe you shouldn't have pre-ordered or insta-bought a game you weren't sure would measure up to your standards, especially when you so abhorred its predecessor? Good luck trying to get a refund over how terribly deceived you feel, I'm sure Steam support is just dying to hear your iron-clad reasoning.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II
11. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dark Souls II Apr 24, 2014, 22:49 jacobvandy
 
Trevellian wrote on Apr 24, 2014, 22:19:
Game pissed me off within an hour. Not due to the Dark Souls level difficulty.
Due to the fact that they still didn't learn from the first game and the mouse and keyboard controls are horrid. On top of the fact that the prompts for everything still have Xbox Buttons.

Thanks Fromsoftware.
Another 50 dollar disappointment I get to try to forget.

The reviews for this game lied.

If you ever had the expectation they'd be completely redesigning the movement and combat to work well with KBM, then you're pretty out of touch. Customizable keybinds is the most you were going to get out of this, a game designed for controllers from the ground up. It's not an issue of port quality, it's base game design that is not compatible with your stubbornness. It's not a PC game, deal with it. I, on the other hand, am ecstatic to have a fantastic console game available on a platform that provides vastly improved graphical fidelity and performance out of the box.

Anyway, yeah, I'm playing at 19x12 and still have the black bars. I don't know if you can get rid of that even with the DSfix guy's new tool, but you should be able to configure it for any custom resolution you want.

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News Comments > Survarium One-Day Beta Tomorrow, Client Downloads Tonight
3. Re: Survarium One-Day Beta Tomorrow, Client Downloads Tonight Apr 24, 2014, 20:21 jacobvandy
 
I still get a bit sad whenever I read about this project... STALKER 2 it ain't. Somebody will eventually step in to fill that void, and they'll have a free ticket for the hype train to help them along.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 23, 2014, 19:39 jacobvandy
 
Someone hit it in the comments of that article: this is why the Prime sub price is going up. I'm sure they paid millions upon millions for this, and it's really not all that impressive. You won't be watching GoT on Prime, at least not any time soon.  
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News Comments > Morning Kickstarter Roundup
12. Re: Morning Kickstarter Roundup Apr 23, 2014, 13:07 jacobvandy
 
This is why I don't think a roundup is a good idea after all. Rather than scraping the bottom of the barrel a couple times a day, just let the decent KS projects float to the top as they naturally do and give them their own post.  
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 22, 2014, 22:52 jacobvandy
 
Over the weekend I saw those lite-brite construction signs on the highway warning of "handheld cell" tickets costing $160+. I'm pretty sure that here in CA they don't care what you're doing, if they see a cell phone in your hand they're going to pull you over.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 22, 2014, 22:24 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 22, 2014, 19:52:
What a world.

Exactly, it's the world eating that kind of shit up that is the reason he's being paid. I can't fault the guy for taking video on a vacation, and you have to post something like that online for your friends to see because it was probably the most interesting thing that he did over there... It's not his fault it went viral. Better to hit the social media lottery than try to act the victim and sue someone.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 1 & Civilization III/IV MP Moving to Steam
1. Re: Borderlands 1 & Civilization III/IV MP Moving to Steam Apr 22, 2014, 20:16 jacobvandy
 
I knew this would happen, good for them.  
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2014 in November; Ticket Sales Next Month
3. Re: BlizzCon 2014 in November; Ticket Sales Next Month Apr 22, 2014, 20:15 jacobvandy
 
It's the VIP club for nerds... I don't get it, either.  
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News Comments > GRID Autosport Announced
22. Re: GRID Autosport Announced Apr 22, 2014, 16:02 jacobvandy
 
I don't want a sim, I played Colin McRae's DiRT and GRID with a gamepad, but they at least took themselves seriously as racing games without unnecessary fluff. I don't need to feel like I'm at X-Games or whatever bullshit atmosphere they wanted to peddle with every DiRT after that, and what kind of self-respecting racer doesn't have a cockpit view? I agree that GRID with all assists off and locked to first-person was the best any CM title has ever been.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
8. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Apr 22, 2014, 00:30 jacobvandy
 
Well for that you'd have to prove to the marketers that women and gays have outnumbered the hetero nerds. And lesbians, I guess?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 21, 2014, 16:02 jacobvandy
 
I guess we'll wait and see how Razer's Project Christine pans out.  
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News Comments > Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned
21. Re: Legit Elder Scrolls Online Accounts Banned Apr 21, 2014, 14:39 jacobvandy
 
TESO looks really damn good for an MMO, and to insist otherwise is just dumb. They can't have Skyrim graphics with that kind of world... Hell Skyrim's world barely functions at that level of fidelity. Their target audience includes low-end PCs, and the people who have to ask "will my laptop run this?" So that's another major factor.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 20, 2014, 17:20 jacobvandy
 
Hell yeah, got my CE on order, hopefully it arrives by the weekend from GameStop...  
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News Comments > SOE on H1Z1 vs DayZ
10. Re: SOE on H1Z1 vs DayZ Apr 20, 2014, 17:18 jacobvandy
 
Don't think I'll pay to play early, but I look forward to trying this out. Persistence and high player count alone put it in a unique position that DayZ will never reach. In response, they will need to polish a specialized style of gameplay that can't be easily emulated, namely the realistic combat. I doubt we'll be seeing people sniping at such ranges that you can't even hear the shot in H1Z1.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
17. Re: Saturday Mobilization Apr 20, 2014, 12:32 jacobvandy
 
LOL, alright then! So you know the secret, we should elect you president, huh? Boy oh boy, I can't wait to be debt-free in 2016!  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
9. Re: Saturday Mobilization Apr 20, 2014, 01:03 jacobvandy
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 19, 2014, 23:36:
So you're saying we're resource poor in NA? That's news to me. And as for the argument that our governments couldn't do it is also news, as we used to have several services such as phones that were considered essential services. And these companies have enjoyed massive benefits in both tax reductions and subsidies. Exxon, as a single example, makes 40 plus billion a year in pure profit and still gets about 5 billion per year in tax benefits and subsidies. So you're arguing that's really necessary?

So I suppose it's also news to you that NA is in debt up to our fucking eyeballs? US owes 17.5 TRILLION and Canada 1.5 TRILLION. Even if the government wanted to (they don't), it's kinda hard to justify nation-wide charity programs when they're already in desperate need of cutting back on the ones they already offer. Saudi Arabia can afford it when they owe only $3,000 per citizen, or 20% of their GDP. US is up above 100% of GDP in debt and Canada around 2/3 GDP.

I don't understand how you could expect they be able to responsibly implement any program of the sort. Unless your idea is to come up with more ways to overspend so that we hit rock bottom faster, which could be alright depending on how you look at things...
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: etc., etc. Apr 19, 2014, 04:18 jacobvandy
 
Just goes to show you how threatened big media outlets feel by the new generation of DIY media. When one guy with a microphone and/or webcam can drive as much traffic to a video review as IGN gets with their padded 12-page click harvesters, a senior editor on a corporate salary might get some anxiety over justifying why his job even exists...  
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