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Real Name Peter Roberts   
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Signed On Aug 23, 2012, 01:14
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch Adds MP Content
8. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Patch Adds MP Content Jul 8, 2015, 11:04 Denthor
 
Have they finally fixed the PC UI and controls yet? I just couldn't get going in the game as they were so abysmal at release. Actually now that i've played the witcher 3 its unlikely i'll even bother with it.  
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News Comments > Arkham Knight PC Fixes Prioritized
36. Re: Arkham Knight PC Fixes Prioritized Jun 26, 2015, 23:25 Denthor
 
Rattlehead wrote on Jun 26, 2015, 22:43:
These DRM affecting performance myths have been debunked time and time again.

The witcher 2 had the best evidence that it most definitely can affect performance - CDPR said as much, the drm version had upto 30% hit to the framerate vs the drm free version. The way they fixed it? Removed drm from all copies. Don't take my word for it - horses mouth:

Pre-release tests showed only small performance differences compared to the DRM-free (GOG.com) versions. We were unpleasantly surprised when some of our fans reported much larger differences, up to 30% lower framerates. This was another clear signal that we had to remove DRM as soon as possible – the quality of our users’ gameplay experience is absolutely our number one priority!”

EDIT: Source http://thewitcher.com/news/view/698%7Cwitcher
 
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News Comments > Arkham Knight PC Fixes Prioritized
32. Re: Arkham Knight PC Fixes Prioritized Jun 26, 2015, 18:36 Denthor
 
I wouldn't be suprised if DRM did create some issues with game performance, you only need look at the witcher2. Yes i know it's completely different method of drm (securom) but it too was seemingly innocuous to performance of games, until there were two versions one with drm one without.

We'll never really know as it's unlikely they'll ever release a binary without the drm built in.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
2. Re: Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints Mar 25, 2015, 09:29 Denthor
 
Isnt it tied directly to origin? so why the need to restrict to a hardware id hash as well? Can anyone tell me the logic behind this?  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed
53. Re: The Witcher 3 Day One Patch & Other Details Revealed Mar 21, 2015, 21:55 Denthor
 
CeeKay wrote on Mar 21, 2015, 19:47:
My real dilemma is do I grab this right away, or wait for the inevitable 3.0 (aka Enhanced) version.

I debated this myself. I came to the conclusion that CDPR should be supported upfront largely due to their awesome support post release (not nickle and dime crap that is so prevalent these days).

Even knowing i've got a massive backlog of games - this will probably jump to the front of the queue then on my second playthrough months or a year later i'll be able to check out the additions (if they do another enhanced version).
 
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News Comments > Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service
30. Re: Valve on Improving Steam Customer Service Mar 14, 2015, 22:03 Denthor
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 14, 2015, 15:51:
This entire press release should be rated F, for failed attempt at hiding true meaning.

Your joking right?!? I thought that was exactly what a PR does, obscuring the truth behind a placard of half truths and misleading statements
 
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News Comments > Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: "Just Pirate It"
48. Re: Hotline Miami 2 Dev to Australians: Jan 17, 2015, 01:26 Denthor
 
I have never understood this and probably never will. It just reeks of double standards - both are equally horrible and something noone should ever consider doing to another human. Yet somehow the majority of people have absolutely no problem justifying brutally killing someone in a game yet if its sexual violence or anything to do with kids your absolutely evil to your core for pushing the button or including it in the game?? Where is the logic in that.

It will never make any senses to me - both acts are deplorable and nothing i would ever consider doing to another human. Would i push the button just to see what happens in a game? Absolutely.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
5. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Nov 4, 2014, 20:57 Denthor
 
RE: Dead pan face

It's rather amusing how this has de-evolved from half life 2 which had terrific emotions.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 16, 2014, 21:20 Denthor
 
Maybe not now but they might not renew the contracts w/ netflix/amazon when they run out.

I can just see it in 10 years every single major production/distribution is gonna have their own streaming service with exclusive shite. It'll be one giant cluster fuck.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
20. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 8, 2014, 19:34 Denthor
 
Kevin Lowe wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 16:51:
DangerDog wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 16:35:
Another "next gen" game gimped by last gen game development on xbox360 and ps3.
You mean another game subsidized by the huge install base of Xbox 360 and PS3, right? Why spend the cost of development on the small install base of X1 and PS4?

Didnt they spend over 300mil or something - prolly at least half of that was spent on marketing tho. There is no way they'd recoup thier costs with only ~15 mil current gen consoles out there.
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox Exclusive; Skipping PCs
34. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider Xbox Exclusive; Skipping PCs Aug 12, 2014, 15:45 Denthor
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 13:42:
Also keep in mind that Holiday 2015 is also when the next Uncharted is due out. This is most likely win-win for SE as I doubt they want that competition on the PS4 right out the gate. Money might not of been that big considering that.

Ohh ... This makes a lot more sense. MS prolly threw buckets of cash at them so they have something to fight uncharted with. Not that tomb raider reboot held a candle to any of the uncharted games.

Square Enix have taken a risky route imo. Alienating a large portion (possibly >50%) of your fan base is pretty out there and if it flops they're fcuked for the next release.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. Re: Op Ed Jul 29, 2014, 23:14 Denthor
 
@Icewind

Pretty sure Divinity has no steam DRM on it. You can just zip it up and put it on another pc w/out steam. Not sure on the others.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
16. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 12, 2014, 02:17 Denthor
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 00:35:
a blender isn't art, and if you can't see the difference, well, i'm afraid you're the idiot. there are certainly degrees of quality of art; we're not just talking about pure functionality like a blender.

The metaphor is quite apt. The end product is worse than it could've been - you even say as much. You're trying to bring subjectivity in to support your view point when it is not the subjective parts of the game that are in conflict. You are happy to part your money with something that has potential - I am not, I spend my money to get something that has already fulfilled it's potential.
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer
3. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Trailer Jul 11, 2014, 20:13 Denthor
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 11, 2014, 19:27:
preeeeeetty game. i don't care how much haterade you guys pour on this, i'm going to play the hell out of it. i loved DAO and DA2 was still a good, enjoyable experience. a lot of you are too exacting in your expectations - it wasn't the bleeding edge masterpiece we'd hoped for, but failing to live up to that, anything can still be a good game. people just need to keep in the mind the full spectrum of possibilities it could've been, not just that 'it's not a masterpiece; therefore, sucks'.

I don't buy that; you wouldn't use that logic with any other purchases. This blender kinda blends well... it's got the potential, even if there are still massive chunks in my smoothie! This chicken was undercooked but it has the potential to be a really good meal! Shit just doesnt fly. Its idiotic.

EA restricted development to cash in on the good will\name that DA:O generated - that's it plain and simple. They just wanted higher profits for less development time and it was quite evident in the final product.
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype
15. Re: Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype Jul 8, 2014, 12:43 Denthor
 
saluk wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 02:53:
I think you missed the whole thread there... Colonial Marines was mentioned and this was a rebuttal against that :P

Ohh man my bad - Im goin crazy in my old age. That'll teach me for making posts w/ little sleep.
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype
9. Re: Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype Jul 8, 2014, 02:40 Denthor
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 8, 2014, 01:07:
When has this ever happened?
This wasn't an exclusive. It wasn't funded by either MS or Sony. They had no stake in this.

Christ, you guys think there's an evil conspiracy against PC gamers. Even the Microsoft Xbox push, which at least some here recognize as the only way to sell consoles (which doesn't excuse it, but means at least some aren't seeing it as some evil way to fuck with PC gamers) is only based around games they have some kind of monetary stake in.
And you think people know what they're doing. Given that Sega was about to sue them for being too late to ship, isn't it infinitely more likely that, in the final days, if not hours, of shipping, two independent people made two independent decisions to change something in order to improve the way the game ran, but those two things weren't discussed and impacted each other directly, making the graphics degradation exponentially worse, but things were moving so rapidly that there was no way to roll the code back without losing too much other work, the game was still playable, and between getting sued by Sega or shipping an ugly game they made the choice to ship an ugly game.

Incompetence.

And, for godsake, the game was ugly on consoles. It's really effin hard to pitch this as "PC was made worse to have console parity!" when the consoles were awful as well. If the consoles were great, fine, maybe you could make that argument (you'd still lose it.) But the consoles were terrible. Were they kept terrible to keep parity with the Dreamcast to not piss off Sega?

I don't even know where you are pulling this from. I never said that they're out to fuck with PC gamers. Game development for the last 5 years has been all about the lowest common denominator. It's not going to change, shits made to run on the worst console then ported across with either increased res\textures\various other fluff.

In this case they had something quite unique, the occulus rift. It changed the experience the user had - not just adding fluff.

Oh wait are you thinking of that gearbox aliens game. Colonial marines? This is not that.... It's aliens isolation. It's the only way i can make sense of your ramblings.
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype
6. Re: Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype Jul 8, 2014, 00:38 Denthor
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 23:56:
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 22:32:
Quite likely that, like Colonial Marines, SEGA is refusing to allow this game to look drastically better on one platform over another.

Except there was no such mandate.
Again, it amazes me how people see incompetence and blame conspiracy, not, you know, incompetence.

Public or private mandates? It's not like we are privy to boardroom meetings. I don't think it's a huge leap that they (sega) don't want to upset the bigwigs in MS or Sony if their product is inferior on consoles that were just released only recently - even if it is what ms/sony would consider minor, doesn't do well for relations.
 
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News Comments > Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype
4. Re: Alien Isolation for Oculus Rift Only a Prototype Jul 7, 2014, 23:00 Denthor
 
This is much more likely the case. Isn't there still some clause when releasing a game on MS consoles that it can't be "significantly worse" than other platforms? Or is that just rumour mill. It was rumoured sony has done similar things in the past as well (PS3 era) - not through direct contract stipulation tho.  
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News Comments > Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics Return to Steam
7. Re: Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics Return to Steam Jun 18, 2014, 21:46 Denthor
 
Yifes wrote on Jun 18, 2014, 21:43:
After Bethesda screwed them over on New Vegas? Bethesda can go fuck themselves.

How so? Is that the metacritic thing - where they needed to get a certain score for bonuses? That's on obsidian imo they entered into that agreement. Or are there more shenanigans going on?
 
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News Comments > Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics Return to Steam
6. Re: Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics Return to Steam Jun 18, 2014, 21:44 Denthor
 
@Beamer - Pretty sure skyrim could bank roll development for the next 5 years as well (hasn't it grossed over 1.2bil vs the 85mil outlay). Then again they had that ESO which i've heard nothing good about, wonder if it did ok financially.  
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