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Signed On Jul 16, 2011, 20:27
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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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News Comments > Into the Black
8. Re: Into the Black Feb 11, 2015, 09:42 LurkerLito
 
I thought a while back the perfect host to replace him was John Oliver. When he did the movie directing thing and filled in I think he fit well in the role. Since that probably won't happen now since he's on HBO, I can't think of who would actually fit the role with their current "correspondents" if that's where they are looking.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 2, 2015, 13:48 LurkerLito
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 2, 2015, 10:52:
Re. Witcher
What does that mean for the PC than? 100Gb install?
This game looks so good and I don't even care for RPGs but I might buy this one.
Nah it probably means that it won't use the 50GB BluRay Disc of the PS4 other than it being an installation medium. Instead the whole thing will be running off the HD and just use the disc as a copy protection dongle.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 26, 2015, 23:49 LurkerLito
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 22:45:
The "controversy" comes from the misrepresentation of the specs given to the press when they shipped. Which NVIDIA claims was a simple miscommunication/oversight with their technical marketing department. Whether you believe that or not, it really changes nothing about how awesome the GTX 970 is for the money.
Actually to some people it is a big deal. I bought a 4GB card not a 3.5GB with some slow 512MB temp RAM that screws up the card performance if it's used. Nvidia fraudulent specs effectively cost me my ability to step up to a 980 because instead of immediately coming forth and telling everyone they made a mistake, they kept it hidden because they knew they were falsely representing the product for so long. Now it's too late for me to step up so my only remedy would be to sell my 970 at a loss instead of using the EVGA step up program to put the full value I paid towards a 980. So yeah I am a bit pissed off at Nvidia.

As far as "miscommunication" goes, no it was clearly fraud IMO. They have been writing drivers to deal with the issue since September. There is NO WAY they didn't know about it when they released the drivers for Shadows of Mordor release. If they had said something then around Oct/Nov, I would have given them the benefit of the doubt, but not this far along. They are only claiming "oversight" now because they got caught and know there is no fix for it but to limit the RAM allocation to 3.5GB.

Yeah the 970 is still a good card but it wasn't the card I paid for. I paid for a card with 4GB usable RAM. I shouldn't have to read tech specs to find out only 3.5GB is usable if I want the card to perform properly without issues. Same way if a car manufacturer says it's vehicle can seat 6, I expect to be able to put 6 people in the car safely, and not have to read the tech specs to find out only 5 get to have seat belts, the last one you should use a bungee cord and drive slower for safety. Yeah the car performs the same but on those rare occasions I need to take a 6th person with me, I am not going to string them up with a bungee cord and hope nothing goes wrong.
 
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News Comments > Cross-Platform Windows 10 Fable Legends Announced
12. Re: Cross-Platform Windows 10 Fable Legends Announced Jan 22, 2015, 00:06 LurkerLito
 
So let me guess all that for only $50/Year right? You need Gold Level XBone2PC Live service or something like that.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Jan 21, 2015, 23:58 LurkerLito
 
Yeah it's most definitely, valve not wanting to deal with the groups who would go bat-sh*t crazy. I can't blame valve for not wanting to deal with that potential cluster f**k of a situation.

Though I would be ROFLMFAO if they pulled Gabe to a congressional hearing and call him the next Larry Flint.
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
30. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 16:51 LurkerLito
 
I think this is how MS will eliminate Win 7 completely. Remember, if you upgrade to Win 10 then you are essentially giving up your license to use Win 7. If you read the fine print that's how most upgrades work. You get a discount because you are essentially "returning" or "destroying" your copy of the old software for a price break on the new version. While in the past that was an unenforceable technicality, thanks to WGA checking they can now revoke your old windows licenses if they choose to. That would be the best way to get rid of the opposition to Win 10, here you get it free, but if you activate Win 10 your old OS license will be blacklisted and unusable.  
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