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Signed On Jul 17, 2000, 22:20
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
7. Re: New GeForce Drivers Oct 22, 2014, 23:48 PropheT
 
PHJF wrote on Oct 22, 2014, 23:25:
The real question is, why would anyone with the money to be able to run games at 4K not be using a 4K monitor?

Depends on the game and the performance hit required to crank it up that much on a single card setup. Maybe for some older games it'll be nice.

Not that I disagree with your point, though, I can't imagine the functionality will be all that useful for anything other than as a marketing blurb. I run a 780, which I'd imagine is still far better than most systems out there, and 4k isn't really reasonable even with that.
 
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News Comments > Metallica to Close BlizzCon
14. Re: Metallica to Close BlizzCon Oct 21, 2014, 14:18 PropheT
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 13:54:
*disclaimer

Im definitely NOT a Metallica purist. I.E. I consider ALL of their albums great up to and including Reload. Different, yes. Still great though. The utter abortion of St. Anger and the abominable frankensteinian monster of Death Magnetic were shit. Utter shit.

What about Lulu? Everyone likes Lulu.

Heheheh. Heh. Sigh.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 21, 2014, 11:17 PropheT
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 10:29:
It blows my mind how some Chinese websites can offer free shipping on items that costs less than $1!

I had a monitor I bought from South Korea sent to me here in the U.S., and the shipping label when I got it was $12 if I remember right. I was amazed at how little it cost to ship it, and it was only 3 days to arrive from the time I ordered it.
From Canada, though... it's nuts, customs delays everything way more than it should and I mostly quit buying things from up there because of the shipping costs -- unless it's sent by DHL, and they like to play football with anything they carry.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
17. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 21, 2014, 00:45 PropheT
 
sdgundamx wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 00:10:
I haven't seen Gotham or Arrow, but my officemate says Arrow is kind of one those "guilty pleasure"-type shows: not great but reasonably enjoyable if you're willing to just kinda go with it.

I love Arrow, it's one of the few shows I really have gotten into. It's on Netflix so it's worth checking out if you have an account there, just make sure and stick with it when it feels like a bit of a lull in the middle of the first season as it gets much better toward the end.

My wife was telling me about Gotham earlier tonight and that she just didn't care for it at all, but I haven't had a chance to see it yet myself.

The Flash is actually pretty good. It's a bit more on the light-hearted side than Arrow is, but it's enjoyable so far.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
15. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 19, 2014, 16:49 PropheT
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:25:
Except she's not trying to censor anything or force anything or ban anything. She's not trying to pass legislation and not trying to outlaw anything.

Bullshit. 'We're Going to Fix This' very pointedly means 'We're Going to Fix This In the Image I Deem Fit' and you and everyone else who's ever read anything she's written knows it.

You don't have to have veto power to get things banned these days, you just have to raise enough of a stink to sway the mob in your favor. It's not a protest for legal action, it's a call to arms for a witch hunt... it's worse than Jack Thompson, because nobody with a clear mind and conscience is going to have to examine facts and succeed with a vote on this. You either go with what she does or get declared a misogynist witch for not supporting her and her witch hunt.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 19, 2014, 16:35 PropheT
 
Civ finally coming this next week  
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Oct 16, 2014, 11:52 PropheT
 
BitWraith wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 10:14:
I was under the impression GamerGate was about Quinn sleeping with journalists, and journalistic integrity overall? Did I miss something? When did it become about feminism?

The message changed when it was taken over as a Twitter hashtag and used to encompass the entire Sarkeesian thing instead of gaming journalism. I'm fairly convinced that by this point it's just everyday internet assholery that really has nothing to do with gaming, or Gamergate, other than having the #Gamergate tag attached to it on Twitter.

It seems to me that people who were concerned about gaming and games journalism abandoned all this a while ago already.

 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 16, 2014, 11:43 PropheT
 
Human Resources Kickstarter page

Kind of an interesting RTS take by the guys who made Monday Night Combat and Planetary Annihilation. The video makes it look pretty neat; not Ground Control, but in the same vein I suppose.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
17. Re: etc., etc. Oct 15, 2014, 02:17 PropheT
 
saluk wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 22:22:
These threats aren't fake. So many women with any kind of platform get these things all the time.

Anyone with a controversial and/or public platform does, not just women...wasn't too long ago that the hacker group called in a bomb threat to John Smedley's plane, which could be pointed at as another gamer-related incident even though I doubt many actual gamers would want to claim those assholes as their own.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
9. Re: etc., etc. Oct 14, 2014, 22:01 PropheT
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 14, 2014, 21:35:
I still don't get what some less than moral girls sex life has to do with gamergate. #Gamergate was the response to the massive swell of unprofessional opinion pieces pushed into the news feed without declaration (as happened on Gamasutra, which they now try to retcon by claiming it was an editorial.. except when the chief editor puts a news piece on the front page, that is NOT an OPED, that is site stance aka, opinionated news)

Some dicks that really aren't even related to gaming or gamers or the actual concerns of the issue anyway hijacked the tag on Twitter to use it for their dumbassery-laden tirades against Sarkeesian, and she's more or less embraced it as fuel for her crusade because there's no better way to make her point than to be a victim. The morons doing it apparently haven't realized that they're almost exclusively responsible for keeping her relevant.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 14, 2014, 10:39 PropheT
 
The Civil War storyline was great in the comics, it should be pretty good for the movies. Not sure people will like how it ends, though, unless they change something up.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Oct 13, 2014, 19:20 PropheT
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 13, 2014, 18:40:
All this shit that Paul W.S. Anderson worked on tarnished the series more than anything ever could have so I hope it's a clean reboot rather than build on whatever the hell they have planned for the, what, sixth movie or something?

To be fair, this is a series starring Jill the Master of Unlocking, BARRRRRYYYY!!!, a boulder-punching Chris Redfield and so on. It's not like it's even sort of fantastic story material that they're starting with in the first place.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIII Released; Only Supports 720p
15. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIII Released; Only Supports 720p Oct 9, 2014, 20:54 PropheT
 
JeffD wrote on Oct 9, 2014, 18:56:
FF13 is far from being one of the worst FF games. I found it quite enjoyable and I liked the fighting style more then I probably should. IMO micromanaging 5+ classes is just tedious.

I don't think it's far from being one of the worst; I think it's easily THE worst, hands down.

The story isn't particularly good and really goes nowhere (I really don't remember 99% of it even though I finished the game). The characters are either flat or completely unlikable. The first half of the game is dominated by a Press A to Win design, while the latter half is mired in the terrible paradigm system making even random encounters a chore.

I honestly cannot possibly comprehend how managing the paradigm system is preferable by anyone to multiple classes in any way, shape, or form. You're still dealing with that in a certain respect anyway, because of the strengths and weaknesses of your party making certain paradigms more desirable for that character.

The game gets a lot of hate, but this is one case where I think it actually gets less than it deserves.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations
31. Re: Shadow of Mordor Review Pressure Allegations Oct 8, 2014, 03:33 PropheT
 
I'm too tired to google it at the moment, but I'm fairly certain this isn't the first time they've done this. I vaguely remember a story similar to this from a few years back for another one of their games.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
30. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 7, 2014, 18:47 PropheT
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 7, 2014, 15:31:
We've been so conditioned to higher resolution is better, but I don't think that's wholly true anymore. I think that, for a TV you're not close to, resolution is no longer nearly as important a way to judge the value of a game.

Looking at a video on YouTube at 720p like the links you had default to doesn't really show the whole picture either, though. I agree that it doesn't matter much on a normal TV at a typical distance, at least from just a purely visual standpoint when looking at the end result.

The real issue is that if the resolution needs to be dropped to maintain a playable frame rate, then you tend to be looking at other performance-related issues that will arise as a result of that difference in power that creates the disparity that requires the resolution to be lowered on that system in the first place. It's pretty rare that just the resolution needs to be tweaked in order to affect a steady frame rate where there wasn't one before, since that's just the fastest way to cover up performance issues that you can't resolve another, better way.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 6, 2014, 15:25 PropheT
 
Shineyguy wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 09:54:
Yeah I don't enjoy the Crucible. Yes they level the playing field by matching player levels, but it still is unbalanced due to players with higher levels having better gear/more skills.

That's not any different if you're the same level as them and have the gear. I have two high level characters and on the rare instances that I actually go into the crucible I die as fast as if I wasn't high level with good gear.

It's pretty well balanced, it's just adopted the mortality rate of Call of Duty... and, well, fuck that. I miss games like Quake where you could have actual fights that involved some skill rather than every single encounter coming down to who gets the drop on who.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced
12. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion Announced Oct 6, 2014, 15:21 PropheT
 
Wallshadows wrote on Oct 6, 2014, 13:46:
I don't know why but I've been getting a feeling to reinstall the game and see how much it has changed

It really hasn't. There's the F2P BS, but you really need an account anyway (I couldn't even get at my characters, or even delete one of my originals to start a new one, when I went back to play it without re-subbing). If you didn't like it then you won't like it now, either.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Game Reviews Oct 2, 2014, 20:06 PropheT
 
Still looks good to me. I'd rather play the game for what it is than harp on what it isn't and be disappointed before I ever even start it up.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
10. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 1, 2014, 16:32 PropheT
 
Creston wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 13:22:
PropheT wrote on Oct 1, 2014, 11:34:
There was a thread yesterday that refuted the claims that the "insider" made, or even that they were an insider, and the community manager said it was pretty much just BS.

Duh. What else is he supposed to do? Admit it's all true?

Obviously something happened because the story is a mess at best, but if I were to guess it's because they had to cut content to shoehorn the game onto the old consoles rather than because their writer left that late in the production.

The game isn't a hot mess like one that fell apart in development like Too Human or anything, it just feels like it was edited late in the production and the parts that were cut to save space, get tested, get reworked, or whatever didn't make it back in because they didn't have time. I'm just skeptical of any "trust me" doomsayer internet posts with no proof.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 1, 2014, 11:34 PropheT
 
There was a thread yesterday that refuted the claims that the "insider" made, or even that they were an insider, and the community manager said it was pretty much just BS.

I've been playing Destiny pretty much constantly since it came out, but I can't stand the Crucible
There's a lot of repetition and grind, but it just doesn't bother me with this game for some reason. I'm really looking forward to the new stuff they add to it.
 
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