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Real Name Joel McCoy   
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Signed On Mar 21, 2013, 12:59
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 11:11 BitWraith
 
Ignoring Resurrection I get, but Alien 3 wasn't "horrible". Wasn't amazing, but most people don't flat out reject it as a movie in the series.

I really enjoyed Prometheus btw.
 
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News Comments > SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week
31. Re: SteamVR Hardware Reveal Next Week Feb 24, 2015, 08:32 BitWraith
 
Valve is a game company, and they are rich. They can very slowly make their own games for their own VR headset.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit
12. Re: NVIDIA GTX 970 Lawsuit Feb 23, 2015, 10:33 BitWraith
 
There's something about Shadows of Mordor that sets the 970 off with this problem. With ultra textures I get an annoying little hiccup every once in a while. I believe Mordor was the game that they used to discovered this problem in the first place. I turn the textures down one level and it works fine. Visually I can't tell a difference. Still, I could see this being an issue down the road for me.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
11. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 20, 2015, 08:42 BitWraith
 
"The Order 1886 - First 25 Minutes Gameplay (PS4)."

Isn't this like a third of the game? ZING!
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
21. Re: Morning Interviews Feb 13, 2015, 14:41 BitWraith
 
This comment right here. This is the truth:

"it was a damn kickstarter. there are no guarantees. backers are no victims, but asking for a refund of a kickstarter campaign is just miserable. i backed wasteland 2 and i learned it was hardly worth it. the release date was moved several times. godus is still in development, 22cans is very open and honest to their backers compared to inxile.

john jumps on pm because he has the guts to be open about what has caused the issues. he didnt kill anyone and explains very well what drives him and why he constantly ends up in shituations like that. but hey, try this same shitty interview with a real big fish in the business, ask the ceos of ubi or ea why they are fucking up gaming with dlcs and mt. these companies do patholigically lie to people to satisfy their shareholders. but no, john unloads his childish frustrations on a guy who actually takes his time to talk to him. something none of the big pr machines of the big publishers would do. instead of honoring pm for this, you are the second row guys who keep on bashing him, while someone else has punched him. you guys are frustrated with being lied to over and over again by people that are out of your reach. thats why you celebrate this shit interview. you think finally one of them is getting what he deserves, but pm is not the big fish in the game anymore. he is head of a mid to small sized gaming company. nothing more. you are kicking the wrong guy for the right reasons.

as always in this shit world, the masses kick the weak and bow to the strong. where is the RPS article about what publishers do with your data, how they use psychological methods to milk their audiences, where is the article pointing out who in the big companies is really working on monetizing and what background do these people have? this interview guys, is very weak and makes damaged my respect for RPS."
 
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News Comments > D.I.C.E. Award Winners
2. Re: D.I.C.E. Award Winners Feb 6, 2015, 09:50 BitWraith
 
Who comes up with these categories? Strategy game of the year is Hearthstone? Adventure game is Mordor?  
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News Comments > Square Enix Financials
1. Re: Square Enix Financials Feb 5, 2015, 16:44 BitWraith
 
It's not hard to double your profits over last year, when last year was a disaster.  
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News Comments > Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter
13. Re: Underworld Ascendant Kickstarter Feb 4, 2015, 14:29 BitWraith
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 12:48:
1. For a group of gamers that trumpets gameplay over graphics, there sure is a lot of whining on the graphics. Just be thankful that they're not 8 bit.

2. Moreso than any other genre, RPGs need a massive back end engine to track all the maps, monsters, stats, levels, factions, items, AI, etc. etc. before you even get to graphics. It's no shock that graphic shortcuts would be taken.

3. To make a game like this should cost 10s of millions of dollars. Skyrim did. These guys are trying to do it for 600K, plus perhaps a few mil that Richard or someone might toss in. And it looks that way. Shouldn't be a shock.

4. Even with a couple of 10K backers giving this project a good kick in the pants, the funding is pouring in (3K while I wrote this) and I fully expect this to be funded. I probably won't back, but will probably buy it when it's finished.

Thank you for posting this.

I also think that 600k is too little. I have a feeling that a lot of these folks are banking on it taking off and getting 2 mil or so. Unfortunately, when they just squeak past 600k, they are stuck with too little money and lofty dreams.
 
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News Comments > Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics
12. Re: Valve on the Future of High Performance Graphics Feb 4, 2015, 10:48 BitWraith
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 4, 2015, 10:35:
Valve seems to be getting into all kinds of things and not finish anything before jump on the other.
-Steam controller
-Steam OS
-Steam graphics API
-Steam VR
Lots of potential "game changer" and huge plans but everything seem to get abandoned after a few months when the hype settles.
I am waiting for Valve to announce the next big thing in mobile gaming a Valve tablet or something. Than a few months later they will just forget about it and announce the ground breaking new tech in sound technology for pc gamers.

Those things are all tied together - one project, not many.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard Rumors: "Low Expectations" for Heroes of the Storm?
3. Re: Blizzard Rumors: Jan 30, 2015, 10:31 BitWraith
 
What's wrong with Hearthstone?  
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News Comments > Diablo III Brawling May Not Improve
4. Re: Diablo III Brawling May Not Improve Jan 29, 2015, 13:23 BitWraith
 
No shits given.  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity DLC
4. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity DLC Jan 21, 2015, 08:38 BitWraith
 
Total-Khaos wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 22:16:
jomisab wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 19:18:
Right now I'm trying to get through the existing content: "The Texture-Popping Revolution", "The Microtransaction Prisoner", and "Killed by Stuttering".

I don't seem to be suffering any of those problems. Oh, right...I skipped this one.

I played it. I didn't experience the texture popping.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
17. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 16, 2015, 13:40 BitWraith
 
Last year called - they want their conspiracy back.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Jan 15, 2015, 09:10 BitWraith
 
Blackberry is worth 7.5 billion?  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Kings DLC Released
4. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity Dead Kings DLC Released Jan 13, 2015, 11:33 BitWraith
 
I enjoyed the game. I found most of the performance issues to be overblown. I can only think of one glitch I encountered on my playthrough.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB
7. Re: The Witcher 3 Specs; Requires 6GB Jan 7, 2015, 12:40 BitWraith
 
It was that super sampling option and it still cripples pcs.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
13. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 31, 2014, 08:45 BitWraith
 
Tablets are just devices designed to sell you stuff.  
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News Comments > New Steam Concurrent User Record
7. Re: RE: Follow up Dec 29, 2014, 16:02 BitWraith
 
BitWraith wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 16:01:
Beamer wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 13:39:
garrywong wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 13:35:
UConnBBall wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 12:45:
I am still shocked that ALL OF STEAM is equal to one of League of Legends.


I am still shocked that SOME PEOPLE don't know what the word "concurrent" means.

Or maybe he's comparing Apples to Apples.

In January 2014, LoL had 7.5 million concurrent users.
In December 2014, it had 11.4 million concurrent viewers of Season 4 Championships.

So, yeah, on the basis of concurrent users, all of Steam equals LoL.

There are somewhere around 20 millions steam users in one form or another.

Strike that, in 2013 Gaben said there were 65 millions users on Steam.
 
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News Comments > New Steam Concurrent User Record
6. Re: RE: Follow up Dec 29, 2014, 16:01 BitWraith
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 13:39:
garrywong wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 13:35:
UConnBBall wrote on Dec 29, 2014, 12:45:
I am still shocked that ALL OF STEAM is equal to one of League of Legends.


I am still shocked that SOME PEOPLE don't know what the word "concurrent" means.

Or maybe he's comparing Apples to Apples.

In January 2014, LoL had 7.5 million concurrent users.
In December 2014, it had 11.4 million concurrent viewers of Season 4 Championships.

So, yeah, on the basis of concurrent users, all of Steam equals LoL.

There are somewhere around 20 millions steam users in one form or another.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: AC Unity graphics review Dec 23, 2014, 12:06 BitWraith
 
Creston wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 11:11:
BitWraith wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 08:35:
AC Unity is one of the best looking games I have ever played, it's today's Crysis. I don't remember this much bitching when Crysis came out.

Heh, you may want to go back and refresh your memory then. Crysis got bitched to hell and beyond for being unable to maintain any kind of performance whatsoever, no matter the rig thrown at it. (and it's funny that ten years later, their whole "it's future proofed" thing still doesn't bear out, as even today it still runs like shit.)

In any case, I don't mind a game pushing the graphical envelope, but I do mind a game that tries to push the graphical envelope and can't do so without massive performance issues that require somewhere in the lines of 8 GB worth of 'patches' (read: massive alterations to lighting and the overall map) to fix. YMMV.

And let's just call a spade a spade, it's a shitty fucking port. They just bareboned the entire thing onto DirectX and were really quite surprised when Windows choked the fucking hell out of it.

BitWraith wrote on Dec 23, 2014, 10:41:
There was one odd thing about the game that someone at Ubi might want to look into. Every time I went to the map screen, my video card temps went up like ten degrees. When I left the map screen, they would go back down.

Yeah, no, that sounds great. It's definitely a well-made game!

As I said, it ran fine for me. I never said it was a well-made game. I certainly got better performance out of Unity than I did out of Crysis.
 
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