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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm in June
8. Re: Heroes of the Storm in June Apr 20, 2015, 22:55 jacobvandy
 
Lmao, should've known that would touch a fanboy nerve.  
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm in June
5. Re: Heroes of the Storm in June Apr 20, 2015, 22:03 jacobvandy
 
Tom wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 21:36:
Last hitting is just tiresome micromanagement IMO. Sure, it's highly skill based, but I'd bet it's more irritating than fun for most people. I give Blizzard credit for having the courage to dump it. (My perspective on this is purely LoL-based but I hear it's worse in DOTA2.)

This actually makes me a little more interested in trying the game. I played a little Dota 2 for the first time with a couple of experienced friends not too long ago, and they were teaching me how you do NOT attack creeps until the last second, which is incredibly counter-intuitive. It's tedious enough sitting around in a lane waiting for creeps to come to you (god forbid you push at the wrong time), so let's just avoid combat with them 90% of the time on top of that!
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video
35. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Maxed Settings Video Apr 20, 2015, 17:00 jacobvandy
 
jomisab wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 14:37:
Rockstar has really mastered the art/tech of huge draw distances without annoying pop-in. Everything transitions so smoothly, it's amazing.

Except the hard line between low/high quality shadows, and again between shadows being on or off. Driving fast you can actually see the radius of shadows around you as you move. I need that configuration mod tool already...
 
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News Comments > Firefly Cast Returns for Firefly Online
17. Re: Firefly Cast Returns for Firefly Online Apr 20, 2015, 14:17 jacobvandy
 
Zoom wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 13:25:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 20, 2015, 12:48:
Close, but the big difference might be that the character Jayne wasn't homophobic. For example he's turned on, not disgusted by Inara's female clients.
That's because the series let you see his private side. I am ready to bet money on that these extreme right wingers are all into BDSM and other "funny" stuff. So many of them get caught all clad in latex while riding a young boy and shouting insults in german. Happened before

Not to mention that girl-on-girl doesn't count as homosexuality for most gay bashers.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
9. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 20, 2015, 01:22 jacobvandy
 
Well, we do need alternative search engines. Google has already revealed they're looking into sorting results not by popularity, but by what THEY determine to be the most relevant. The most "accurate" or "factual." That is an incredibly slippery slope that everyone should be worried about. A website might as well not even exist if it doesn't show up in a Google search... what's to stop them from deciding this one or that one is unsavory or not very flattering of their [political] allies, and burying it? If they're not already doing shit like that already.

Just this week, they'll be enacting a bias toward mobile sites when searching from a mobile device, which means something like Blue's News will be WAY less likely to show up at all if you googled "PC gaming news" from your phone.
 
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News Comments > Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Developer Switch
8. Re: Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances Developer Switch Apr 20, 2015, 01:14 jacobvandy
 
Fantaz wrote on Apr 19, 2015, 17:19:
Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances? i haven't even heard about this game before yet until now... is it good?

Not unless you're a fan of the Facebook game genre...

Also, what this press release doesn't mention, is that Envision Entertainment was only formed because they were laid off from this very project less than a year after it released as closed beta at the end of 2012. Their last game before C&C Tiberium Alliances was Lord of Ultima, the similarly franchise-disgracing 2D browser "MMORTS" that was closed down last year. Leaves me wondering a) how unwell they must have been doing on their own the past couple years that they're now crawling back to EA and b) how much of a steaming pile this game really is, that the only people EA could find to work on it are the original creators, who were previously deemed expendable.
 
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News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Regional Gore Cuts Possible
4. Re: Killing Floor 2 Regional Gore Cuts Possible Apr 18, 2015, 18:34 jacobvandy
 
It's more likely the dismemberment than the blood (except for those silly Germans). Loads of other games have been censored for the same reason, even when it's zombies or other monsters being dismembered. It's almost not even newsworthy, could've seen this coming ever since we found out they've taken inspiration from Soldier of Fortune and such to make the most complex gore system gaming has ever seen.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
9. Re: Evening Patches Apr 18, 2015, 12:09 jacobvandy
 
I also get no mouse lag with v-sync off. It's hard to be sure if people who say it's there are even using the correct term for what they're experiencing. I.e. movement limitations in first-person mode are a completely different, design-related thing.

Maybe fiddle with the mouse settings some more? It has an option that defaults to 'raw input,' but there's also 'DirectInput' and 'Windows' for you to try.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 17, 2015, 13:54 jacobvandy
 
Of course RB4 will work with old GH hardware if they're working in backwards compatibility for the RB stuff, it's the same technology... In fact, I've always preferred the GH guitars (RB fret buttons are fucking awful), and the only RB hardware I've used in a thousand hours playing RB3 are the keyboard and protar(s). They're just stating the obvious for the "rhythm wars" promotion.

It would be a real feat if they're actually supporting the usage of old GH hardware, by doing stuff like enabling the touch pad on guitars and re-arranging the UI for GH drums (which are 5 colors with 2 cymbals instead of RB's standard 4-color with no cymbals). But I would think that they'd be more clear about it if that's what they were doing.
 
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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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