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Signed On Jul 16, 2011, 20:27
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Speedrun ~25 Hours
5. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Speedrun ~25 Hours Apr 10, 2015, 11:24 LurkerLito
 
I don't usually care about speed runs because that's not how I play. It's nice to know that info though. Game length is usually just how much you want to do in game. I try to do as much as possible so I am guessing Witcher 3 is going to take me at least 80-90 hours or maybe 200 if I get the completion bug in my head, though that is rare occurrence and usually fades away after 60-70 hours .
 
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News Comments > EFF vs ESA on DMCA for Abandoned Games
8. Re: EFF vs ESA on DMCA for Abandoned Games Apr 9, 2015, 15:21 LurkerLito
 
I seriously want these exemptions to go through. I mean seriously, just look at NOLF. People are willing to buy it, but not a single publisher is sure if they actually own the IP or the old game for that matter, so no one can even put out a GoG version. It's 100% abandoned, and no one can claim ownership to even put out the old version for sale. I think once something like that happens, the IP should immediately drop to Public Domain.  
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs
41. Re: GTA5 PC Graphics Options Detailed; Game May Span 7 Discs Apr 9, 2015, 01:29 LurkerLito
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 21:05:
walrus1 wrote on Apr 8, 2015, 20:49:
Wait you have to buy third party software to watch blurays? You can't use VLC?

Dunno, does VLC allow you to watch Bluray discs? It doesn't matter fo me as I still have a Bluray player, but I was thinking more in terms of burning media to Bluray discs. If GTA 5 came on a Bluray disc wouldn't you need software for the disc player to read it to begin with as it's data and not media?
To play BluRay movies on PC, you need something to decode the encryption on the disc like AnyDVD-HD + some player like VLC. AnyDVD-HD will decrypt the disc on the fly and VLC can then play the movie on the disc. If you buy something like Cyberlink PowerDVD with BluRay support, it automatically decodes the encryption and plays the BluRay Movie disc. VLC alone cannot play retail BluRay Discs because they all have copy protection on them.

The BR spec is the same as the BR Movie spec but the Movie spec adds default encryption to the data on the disc. A PC copy of GTAV if it was on BR disc would not have that default encryption so it would look like any other large data disc in the drive.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - The Witcher 3; Two Expansions Revealed
8. Re: Gone Gold - The Witcher 3; Two Expansions Revealed Apr 7, 2015, 19:40 LurkerLito
 
Can't wait for the main game now. The expansion pack though I'll wait to buy it till both parts are released. My biggest problem will be if I want to buy it then or not. I have a tendency to never play the expansion packs I buy if I already finished the main game.  
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News Comments > Sony Buys OnLive - Shutdown Planned
23. Re: Sony Buys OnLive - Shutdown Planned Apr 3, 2015, 19:59 LurkerLito
 
This should be a cautionary tail of buying "cloud" anything. While significantly less likely, the same thing could happen to any of the digital distributors like Steam, Origin or uPlay. Even GoG a similar thing can happen though at least with them you could play and reinstall any game you owned that you downloaded the installer files for. Everything else requires access to their respective service to even play the game so just like OnLive, if they decide they are done you'd be SOL.

As far as Sony, this puts them in a good place for streaming games. With Gaikai and the bought OnLive patents to entrench their streaming platform, they can expand their digital services very nicely. If I were them, for their next console everything bought today digitally would be streaming enabled with a PS+ subscription on any device. So if you bought a PS4/PS3/PS2/PS1 game digitally, you could play it via streaming on any PS device. That would ensure PS5 having backwards compatibility for games via streaming. It would be a big advantage in the next console generation. I bet it would also increase sales for digital copies vs Disc.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Patch to Fix Stats
17. Re: Pillars of Eternity Patch to Fix Stats Apr 1, 2015, 13:06 LurkerLito
 
I agree about the buffs, they just seem so useless. I play a wizard character and I don't even bother with the protection spells at all. They seem useless because the aren't instantly cast, they last a few seconds, so unless I am psychic I don't see how to really use them effectively in combat. Better to have more offense and kill them faster than buff to protect your team.

I don't mind turn based combat, or the limited spells you can put in the spell book , but I always disliked the whole D&D type you can only cast X number of times till your rest type spell systems. I just hate the immersion breaking actions required to "rest". Setting up a camp in a dungeon to rest of 8 hours to recover is just stupid. Never liked it in the D&D type games, and I still don't really like it now.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game Length
12. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game Length Mar 31, 2015, 11:59 LurkerLito
 
Games that have excessive length are great but only if they are excellent (and so far the Witcher series has not disappointed me). In my experience the excessive length games that are excellent never feel long enough, while the bad ones never seem to end. A similar thing happens with the shorter games, if they are very good, you feel ripped off cause it will seem there is so much left to add to the game that could add to the enjoyment, while the good to mediocre games seem just the right length, and the bad games just seem to drag on no matter how short it actually is.  
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
8. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 09:41 LurkerLito
 
If there is enough of a backlash EA will disable it and then claim it was a "mistakenly enabled feature" and not to worry cause "they got your back."
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released
6. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Released Mar 24, 2015, 14:30 LurkerLito
 
I won't bother with the DLC. I got my 100+ hours and I am done with it. They'll definitely Ultimate Edition this game and maybe when that version is $10 I'll buy it again for whatever DLCs gets released if they make something I might actually play. The only DLCs I have ever played were the ones I got while I was still playing. All the DLCs that came out after I finished the game that I bought sit on my HD or in the "cloud" never having been touched lol.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed
41. Re: The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed Mar 21, 2015, 17:13 LurkerLito
 
Personally I don't mind either controller or KB/M. I played both Witcher games using KB/M and it was fine. I played DA:I also with both and the controller was better. I just hope Witcher 3 doesn't do something stupid like DA:I did and make it either one or the other and not both. I am a PC player so I have a KB/M no need to disable it and all it's buttons just because I am using a controller. I want to be able to use all those extra buttons.  
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News Comments > Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service
25. Re: Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service Mar 14, 2015, 19:34 LurkerLito
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 14, 2015, 17:00:
350 games and counting and no need yet for customer service (fingers crossed). Can anyone give some examples of how bad it can be?
Sure, at the time I had about 500+ games on steam, it was during a winter sale (2012), I just bought a bunch of games from the sale, one of them was for $2.50. I start up steam the next day and it pops up a message "Account suspended please contact support". So I contact support immediately, 3 days later, I found out the problem. They said, I somehow got one game I didn't install yet but have a receipt that I paid for it already, for free. IE the CC didn't pay them. So I called the CC and found out no one charged the card. So I contact Steam, 3 days later, they said, well something is wrong cause they didn't get paid. So I told them just charge the card again the CC is just waiting there to be used, it's only $2.50. 3 days later, I get the reply "We can't do that" and I have to rebuy the game (now not on sale for $10) within 3 days or my suspended account gets permanently suspended and all 500+ games along with it go down the toilet. Their problem, their fault but yet I was about to lose thousands of dollars of purchased games. They think I somehow would have my account with 500+ games banned to save $2.50. Steam expertly extorted $7.50 extra from me for a game I only bought because it was $2.50. Hell I didn't even install it yet and they could have just removed it completely from my account, but instead they threatened me to re-buy it immediately. Even after paying their extortion money to them, instead of saying thanks, they instead threatened my account, by telling me, if it happens again the my account will get banned. Yeah that's right, I pay them more money because of their mistake and they got the balls to say, don't let it happen again or my account will be suspended permanently. That is Steam Support, 3 days between replies, and no way to really contact them when you need to actually talk to someone live. They put me in a position where my account would have been permanently suspended so I couldn't even complain about the $7.50 extortion fee they put on me because if I argued with it, the account would have been suspended (AFAIK permanently) before they would even have replied to my message.

Steam is a nice system as long as you don't run into an problem, but as soon as you do, you will hate it cause it really is a piece of sh*t. Everyone tying all their games to one account is a terrible idea. That's why I buy from GoG as much as possible and keep all my downloaded install files stored on my home file server.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service
10. Re: Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service Mar 14, 2015, 16:06 LurkerLito
 
Have to agree with everyone. Steam has probably the WORST customer service of any company. Worst part is they have been saying the same thing about their CS for years and it hasn't improved.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen is Huge
8. Re: Star Citizen is Huge Mar 12, 2015, 10:08 LurkerLito
 
I haven't loaded up the game in a long time, but every time I do it seems I am just redownloading everything from scratch again. I think the last time I loaded it up I had a 20GB patch lol.  
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News Comments > Source 2 Games Must Use Steam
4. Re: Source 2 Games Must Use Steam Mar 5, 2015, 10:32 LurkerLito
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 10:12:
NKD wrote on Mar 5, 2015, 10:10:
So it seems that you'll have a scenario where you use Source 2, have Valve say they don't want to sell your game for whatever reason, and then you're forbidden from selling your game at all.
I guess Valve will be able to control what sort of games can be made with their engine?
That's the question isn't it? I haven't read the license agreement so I don't know. But what happens if you make a game that steam rejects based on content (for example a porn game). You definitely want to sell it on steam, but if steam rejects it are you still free to sell your game elsewhere? It's not you breaking the License, it's Valve not allowing you to fulfill the license agreement.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 5, 2015, 10:13 LurkerLito
 
Newell: SteamVR headset has 0% motion sickness rate.
I call BS. Accurate head tracking is not going to be the only problem with fully enclosed VR headsets. It's also a physiological problem that will affect each person differently. I doubt they tested their setup with people who get truly motion sick, not just ones that get motion sick when using VR equipment. I can tell you I am one of those, and some games I still can't play for any length of time regardless of FOV settings. While Higher FOV helps, it doesn't eliminate my motion sickness, it just delays it's onset. After a certain length of time it eventually hits me and that is without VR equipment attached to my head.
 
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News Comments > Unreal Engine 4 Free
28. Re: Unreal Engine 4 Free Mar 2, 2015, 17:19 LurkerLito
 
wtf_man wrote on Mar 2, 2015, 15:37:
I disagree... Unity 5 just came out, and it probably turned up the heat enough (feature-wise), to get more shops (AAA and Indie) to look at it. Granted, you aren't going to get all the full bells and whistle effects of UE... but Unity might be enough.

Anyway, if more shops start prototyping with Unity... they'd likely stick with it through the whole project.

So, I'd say this is a smart move by Epic... and not necessarily a charitable one.
I agree definitely a direct shot at unity. The biggest selling point of Unity is you can start with the limited free version to keep costs down. Now you can pretty much work with all features on in UE4 and only have to pay if you actually make money. That is really tempting and will attract many devs.
 
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News Comments > DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing?
29. Re: DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing? Feb 25, 2015, 16:43 LurkerLito
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 12:31:
I don't see why they would. They'd still be selling cards to people that use AMD primarily. Wouldn't a sale in that case be better than no sale at all?
Nope cause if you had a high end AMD card for primary, you'd only need a 2 or 3 generation old Nvidia card for PhysX (for example). You'd probably buy used and not new so Nvidia wouldn't make any money.
 
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News Comments > DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing?
8. Re: DirectX 12 to Allow Multi-Vendor GPU Mixing? Feb 25, 2015, 10:37 LurkerLito
 
Won't be long till this is disabled at the driver level. Nvidia will definitely not allow this to work. They already disable physx if it detects you not using an Nvidia card as your primary display IIRC. The feature is something many users would love to have, but the graphics manufacturers will despise. Especially the one in the lead *cough* nvidia *cough*.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
30. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 13:02 LurkerLito
 
Jamil20 wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 10:58:
I actually think this probably was some miscommunication between marketing and engineering and not some intentional attempt at deception. That said, the 970 is no slouch. I would like to get one, but the 770 fits the bill for now. Looking forward to Pascal.
That is the claim by Nvidia, but IMHO that's a lie. A miscommunication is something that gets corrected very quickly not 4+ months after the release date. There are really only 2 possibilities of what happened, either Nvidia had a miscommunication as they claim and when they realized it, they said screw them no one will notice, or they intentionally did it from the beginning to sell more cards. But either way they falsely advertised the product and never corrected it in any reasonable time frame, so all buyers who bought the card till around end of January 2015 were not receiving what was advertised and Nvidia should be held liable.
 
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News Comments > Reload Released
6. Re: Reload Released Feb 15, 2015, 17:17 LurkerLito
 
It looks like it would be a fun game if the PC had a light gun like accessory, but without one I am not so sure. The problem is it doesn't look like a sim like game but more of an arcade shooter with no physics.

I wish expert marksman had some of this game's features but I like the expert marksman game more due to it being a sim and requiring learning how to actually use a scope and adjust for wind and distance, but graphically expert marksman kind of sucks.
 
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