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Real Name Billy Mitchell   
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Nickname theglaze
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Description Try my hot sauce.
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Signed On Nov 1, 2011, 22:27
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News Comments > F1 2015 in June
2. Re: F1 2015 in June Mar 26, 2015, 19:46 theglaze
Aero wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 19:23:
I understand this is supposed to be the most significant update since the series started. I didn't bother with 2014 but 2013 was okay for what it was.

2014 may have had the best simcade handling of the bunch.
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News Comments > Codemasters are DiRTy Teases
1. Re: Codemasters are DiRTy Teases Mar 19, 2015, 12:10 theglaze
They need to stop marketing the game design of the DiRT series to dudebro's. Release that Ken Block gymkhana crap as DLC, and go back to developing epic rally and trailblazing roads that were in the original game. You know, the one that had Colin McRae in the name.

Rally cars are freakin cool just by themselves, aggresive stances and hood scoops with insanely boosted engines that spit fire and scream like banshees. The more genuine the gameplay experience is to the real thing, the more cool it is to all ages.

Stop overselling an easy sale.
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News Comments > Project CARS Delayed
6. Re: Project CARS Delayed Mar 11, 2015, 23:01 theglaze
A few qomments:

- The first line to this news release is them pumping their own tires
- They still don't have the confidence to pen in a date 2 months out
- If the 0.1% of the game is proving to be this complex or difficult, then clearly they failed to anticipate a significant, release-date-delaying part(s) of the sim

I want this sim to play as amazing as it looks, just like everyone else, but this single press release has the wrong tone and just points to disappointment.
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News Comments > HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed
64. Re: HTC's SteamVR Headset Revealed Mar 2, 2015, 11:40 theglaze
Hrmmm, let me get this straight...when it comes to determining the user's perspective in the virtual environment:

GearVR uses the phone's gyroscopes
Oculus uses a camera peripheral
Vive uses cameras on the headset itself

Surely one is better than the others in accuracy?

And this confirms a significant divide between the developed software for each, and issues with porting one experience from one device to another?

I'm totally behind VR, but damnit all if I have to buy more than one headset!
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Zero Punctuation Feb 26, 2015, 13:36 theglaze
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 12:52:
Evolve is going to go down the same path Titanfall did, in a month or so noone will remember this game even existed.
Just looking at the Steam stats page max players

1,142,658 Dota 2
388,910 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
65,095 Team Fortress 2
65,248 Football Manager 2015
37,464 Garry's Mod
37,105 Sid Meier's Civilization V
33,978 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

6,674 Evolve

....and L4D2 is at 9,400 players LOL
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Zero Punctuation Feb 26, 2015, 13:33 theglaze
Axis wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 12:38:
Robot Disco Dodgeball - the game is legit!).

Hahah wow! Does it support local multiplayer?
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Zero Punctuation Feb 26, 2015, 12:21 theglaze
Haha, one of his best lines this year.

He's right about online-only gameplay experiences; big developers often produce titles that just aren't rewarding/interesting/involving enough for a long-term commitment, and often at the foundation, the actual gameplay isn't as good as the hype (Evolve, Titanfall, Destiny, soon to release BF Hardline).

While all these action/FPS games are faltering to keep momentum, CS:GO continues to grow month, after month, after month. It's been the same gameplay for what, 15 years? Boggles the mind to see it routinely high on Steam's weekly sales. And the only thing new that Valve has put into it is gambling (!) via case opening for gun skins.
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Battlefield Hardline
12. Re: Gone Gold - Battlefield Hardline Feb 25, 2015, 00:42 theglaze
It's for the dude bro's out there, like this guy, Hardline Drifting on his youtube channel.

If you can't make it pass the first 30 seconds, you're not EA's target audience.
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News Comments > GTA5 PC Delay
6. Re: GTA5 PC Delay Feb 24, 2015, 11:47 theglaze
Good. Release it when it's ready.  
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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
1. Re: Morning Screenshots Feb 16, 2015, 12:23 theglaze
Within the screenshots you can read that Codemasters are targeting 1080p resolution at 60 fps and that they are already hitting 45-55 fps.

A smooth, consistent frame rate is now (imo, always was) a must have requirement with next-gen racing titles; the competition from Driveclub, Need for Speed, Forza, and Project CARS is forcing the issue of "eye candy visuals"

But where's the discussion on how much the physics have improved in F1 2015 or how they've introduced additional car setup adjustments for new ways to tune the cars?

I think Codemasters is going to get caught out of position this generation. They've consistently designed their games to appeal to the casual racer, an audience that will find more entertainment from today's competition.

If Codemasters alienates the F1 fans, again, with a watered down simcade that has no more car adjustments than F1 2010 did 5 years ago, they're going to have a pretty racer that no one cares to buy.
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Feb 10, 2015, 15:03 theglaze
Lian Li DK-02X on techPowerUp.

People are hating this on the techPowerUp forums, but I think it's brilliant.

There have been plenty of DIY wooden examples of this design, but this is the first metal framework with a well throughout layout that I've seen.

Yes, it's expensive ($1200 USD), but they'll gauge the market with this idea. I'm sure there will be a smaller, cheaper model in the lineup.

The space savings are awesome, especially for those with small apartments and have a gaming system in a common area.

I don't think I'd use the keyboard tray; I'd rather see height adjustable legs and I'd use the glass surface instead.

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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Feb 4, 2015, 17:49 theglaze
Other great games for local multiplayer:

Mount Your Friends
Gang Beasts
Legend of Dungeon
Samurai Gunn
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News Comments > New Condemned Game Possibilities Explored
10. Re: New Condemned Game Possibilities Explored Feb 2, 2015, 15:14 theglaze
I also enjoyed Criminal Origins. I thought the puzzle solving was lazy, but the combat was fun and the atmosphere was well done.  
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News Comments > Prison Architect Sells 1M
6. Re: Prison Architect Sells 1M Jan 31, 2015, 13:03 theglaze
Picked it up through a Humble Bundle, have yet to launch it :\ I bet that had a lot to do with hitting 1mil  
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News Comments > WRC 5 Announced
6. Re: WRC 5 Announced Jan 26, 2015, 16:58 theglaze
Vio wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 16:12:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 10:52:
I like racing games but previous WRC titles looked so underwhelming I could never force myself to buy one.
There was a demo too for one of them (maybe on the console) and the handling was just plain suck.
Codemasters Grid and Dirt series was leaps and bounds ahead in physics and fun factor.
The real question is "can it even rift?"
That's going to become the defining factor of games released from next year on.

I hope that is the case, because I'm going to fall hard into sim racing as soon as the technology and the game support is ready.
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News Comments > WRC 5 Announced
3. Re: WRC 5 Announced Jan 26, 2015, 10:42 theglaze
I've had a change of heart: if they or anyone else wants to try and bring this to gaming, just go for it.

I'll never know what its like to drive a rally car like Kubica, and I welcome their interpretation of it:

Kubica Flat Out at Test Rallye Monte Carlo 2015
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News Comments > WRC 5 Announced
2. Re: WRC 5 Announced Jan 26, 2015, 10:29 theglaze
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 10:00:
The developer of Bet on Soldiers and Speedball 2 making a rally game...

Uh... sure?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2015, 14:42 theglaze
Verno wrote on Jan 23, 2015, 13:53:
Re: car noise in general, I've driven a Tesla and love how quiet it is. The almost instant on acceleration takes a little getting used to as well. When the "consumer" line arrives in 2016 I'll be quite interested.

Put me down in the MX5 realm of cars: lightweight, short wheelbase, manual transmission, crazy grip with sticky tyres, and a small but competent engine that reminds you on every shift that you're in a driver's sports car.

No engine sound emulation required, and you can leave the batteries at home.
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Free Weekend
1. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Free Weekend Jan 15, 2015, 21:12 theglaze
Bought the game when it popped up for presale...perhaps the last time I do that. It feels generic, I jus don't feel compelled to keep playing it. I ended up picking Endless Legend on steam sale and plan to play that instead, offers far more compelling races and gameplay dynamics.  
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News Comments > Codemasters Layoffs Coming
3. Re: Codemasters Layoffs Coming Jan 9, 2015, 17:51 theglaze
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 09:59:
No big surprise there. They haven't produced anything too good in recent years.
Autosport was fun for a bit but the F1 games they release are just copies of previous years. Still uses the Grid 1 game engine.
Anyways best of luck to them, hope those that got let go find a job quickly.

Each F1 release has been an evolution of the EGO engine, until most recently with F1 2014 using 3.0 as 2013 did. That game caught a lot of slack from both the community and reviewers because it basically looked like a reskin of F1 2013, and with less content. While visually there are similarities, the driving mechanics are considerably more fun than any other entry into the series.

That said, they are catching up with the F1 calender and releasing 2015 at the start of the year, including PC. I'm curious to see if they can retain the traction models that made F1 2014 so much fun to drive.

I'm not sure if they are classifying GRID Autosport as a success or failure, but I did not buy into that series or GRID 2. They lost me at a video showing the new Endurance race mode, featuring races that are in 3 or 5 laps. Riiight, that's a fair representation of the grueling 3, 6, 12, or 24 hour endurance race events that they are emulating.
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