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Steele Johnson
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June 5, 2022 – June 5, 2023

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Re: Quoteworthy
Sep 27, 2022, 13:28
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Re: Quoteworthy Sep 27, 2022, 13:28
Sep 27, 2022, 13:28
 
Xero wrote on Sep 27, 2022, 13:10:
Steele Johnson wrote on Sep 27, 2022, 12:48:
Is it finally worth playing? I’ll probably pick it up during the holidays (on sale)

Debatable from what I've heard. Some people played through it on PC at launch and had a pleasant time. They indicate that they experienced some bugs here and there but nothing that ruined their experience and nothing to the extreme of what the PS4 version suffered.

That said, I'm sure anyone that replays it now would have a potentially night and day experience and obviously more enjoyable. Can't wait to try it as my first game on new build (if I can ever find a 3090ti in stock).

I waited mainly due to youtubers that I’ve watched play it, pointing out some crazy defects and performance issues. And because I didn’t have a current gen gfx card at the time of the game’s release, there was no way in hell I was going to pay full price. Waiting a year or 2 for fixes and a sale is sometimes the way to go, especially these days
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Re: Quoteworthy
Sep 27, 2022, 13:02
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Re: Quoteworthy Sep 27, 2022, 13:02
Sep 27, 2022, 13:02
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 27, 2022, 12:55:
Steele Johnson wrote on Sep 27, 2022, 12:48:
Is it finally worth playing? I’ll probably pick it up during the holidays (on sale)

It's been "worth playing" since it's PC release.

No
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Re: Quoteworthy
Sep 27, 2022, 12:48
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Re: Quoteworthy Sep 27, 2022, 12:48
Sep 27, 2022, 12:48
 
Is it finally worth playing? I’ll probably pick it up during the holidays (on sale)
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Re: AMD Ryzen 7000-Series Reviews
Sep 26, 2022, 16:18
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Re: AMD Ryzen 7000-Series Reviews Sep 26, 2022, 16:18
Sep 26, 2022, 16:18
 
Utilities are going to be expensive this winter, so I’ll just set up a cot next to my computer to keep myself warm. Maybe fire up Crysis or New World on those extremely cold nights. Brrrrrrr
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Re: OotB: Falling
Sep 23, 2022, 14:45
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Re: OotB: Falling Sep 23, 2022, 14:45
Sep 23, 2022, 14:45
 
Ah yes, the open-plan workplace. Social like a bar without alcohol. Where you can smell everyone’s farts and watch them eat and pick their noses all day. I really miss those days
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Re: GTA6 Leaker Possibly Arrested
Sep 23, 2022, 14:33
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Re: GTA6 Leaker Possibly Arrested Sep 23, 2022, 14:33
Sep 23, 2022, 14:33
 
GinRummy wrote on Sep 23, 2022, 12:58:
Yet the spammers who fill my (and everyone else's) inbox and clog my phone line walk around in their 3rd world hellholes completely free.

Very good point
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Re: GeForce RTX 4090 Next Month
Sep 20, 2022, 13:58
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Re: GeForce RTX 4090 Next Month Sep 20, 2022, 13:58
Sep 20, 2022, 13:58
 
I’m going to hold off until the 4070 is revealed. The xx70s have always been the sweet spot for performance/power consumption in which I don’t have worry too much about heat, fan noise, electric bill. I just hope they don’t skimp on the memory like they did with the 3070. 8GB for that card made absolutely no sense
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Sep 7, 2022, 10:32
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Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 7, 2022, 10:32
Sep 7, 2022, 10:32
 
If ad-blockers stop working in Chrome, time to move to another browser
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Re: Morning Patches
Sep 6, 2022, 18:50
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Re: Morning Patches Sep 6, 2022, 18:50
Sep 6, 2022, 18:50
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 6, 2022, 17:39:
Steele Johnson wrote on Sep 6, 2022, 15:56:
For example, when you fail a quest, instead of just spawning you at the restart point, they spawn you all the way back from where you picked up the quest. So you have to hop on the horse again and run to the quest location. To me, that's a poor design that has been solved in many other games for years. One of the worst things about this game is the traveling back and forth. The least they can do is spawn you at the retry point. And that's just one example of many design issues that caused me to uninstall the game.

This, so much this... The sheer amount of times I had to suffer the same inane conversation and pointless travel just so I could retry a 30 seconds to 5 minutes action part. Sometimes up to 10-15 minutes of talking and travel for the 30 seconds to 5 minutes of action.

Bloody hell just give us the opportunity to save after the talk and travel just in case, is that so fracking hard? All the games I played give this option or just give you a checkpoint.

I suffered it a few times then I went to hell with this shit.

How this game is still rated so well I have no idea.

The sad part is that it could be a whole lot better if they just made some key changes (with not much redesign) that wouldn't even cost that much in development. And it's also a bit strange that there aren't any mods that fix these basic things. So I'm thinking that Rockstar's modding tools are probably very limited.
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Re: Morning Patches
Sep 6, 2022, 15:56
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Re: Morning Patches Sep 6, 2022, 15:56
Sep 6, 2022, 15:56
 
Timmeh wrote on Sep 6, 2022, 14:24:
Steele Johnson wrote on Sep 6, 2022, 13:46:
I'm at the point where I doubt I'll ever pickup another Rockstar game. It boggles the mind how popular their games are with such horrible design decisions. I really tried to like RDR2, but every time I played it, a sh!t design decision ruins it for me. I guess I don't have the patience I once had haha
I thought it was pretty good, but i didn't like being locked into a story that i didn't really like.

I also dont like that you cant just rob a bank etc whenever you want. only when its a singular story event.

I'm more nit-picky/impatient. For example, when you fail a quest, instead of just spawning you at the restart point, they spawn you all the way back from where you picked up the quest. So you have to hop on the horse again and run to the quest location. To me, that's a poor design that has been solved in many other games for years. One of the worst things about this game is the traveling back and forth. The least they can do is spawn you at the retry point. And that's just one example of many design issues that caused me to uninstall the game. I just don't have the patience anymore
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Re: Quoteworthy
Sep 6, 2022, 15:46
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Re: Quoteworthy Sep 6, 2022, 15:46
Sep 6, 2022, 15:46
 
thestryker wrote on Sep 6, 2022, 15:24:
Steele Johnson wrote on Sep 6, 2022, 13:27:
"These included the difficulties in adapting to a new generation of hardware, the challenges in QA testing more complex games, and the fact that so many big games are now made with multiple studios."

Testing more complex games? Sure, graphics tech has gotten more advanced, but I don't feel like gameplay has. In fact, I've yet to play a story-based first person shooter that has better AI than Half-Life 2, and that was released almost 20 years ago. I think what he's really getting at is the grinding nature of the job and how it affects the turnover rate these days. Keep your employees happy and you'll release a quality product (with minimal delays)

I think the biggest issue is actually the size of the games not so much complexity. I can't imagine how godawful it is trying to test an Assassin's Creed type game.

As for AI for all its faults Rage had some solid AI, but generally I've got to agree with you on brain dead AI. For all the tech they bring to the table I'm constantly thinking of 90s/early 00s when devs were trying to make AI act better, add destruction and innovate on feel. It seems like the majority of that is just gone from much of modern game design.

yeah, I can see that a bloated game like AC could be complicated to test, but honestly, the real fix for that is to make it smaller/shorter. I've yet to hear anyone say that they liked the length of that last 2 AC games. A repetitive grind in different locations doesn't make a better game. haha!

And in a world where everyone is talking about how advanced AI is and how it could cause an apocalypse, I think we're a long way off if developers can't even get a basic model working in a video game! 🤪 Show it to me in a game first, then I'll believe it
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Re: Rocksmith+ Rocks Out
Sep 6, 2022, 15:35
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Re: Rocksmith+ Rocks Out Sep 6, 2022, 15:35
Sep 6, 2022, 15:35
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Sep 6, 2022, 12:48:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 6, 2022, 12:23:
So tired of everything being a subscription.

Agreed. This is why I dumped Adobe in favor of Davinci. I can pay $400 a year in subs for Adobe, or one $300 payment for unlimited Davinci updates.

Exactly. I switched to DaVinci for video and Affinity Photo for photo editing. Some of the side benefits is that those apps don't install background services, while Adobe installs something like 10 the last time I checked. I can't stand when software installations include services that take up memory/cpu cycles when the app isn't even running (i.e. telemetry). What's interesting about Affinity Photo is that some of the features that are used regularly are 100x better than Photoshop, but many people won't know because Photoshop is the industry standard. And while Photoshop has more features, most of them I don't need anyway. So, goodbye Adobe! 🤪
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Re: Morning Patches
Sep 6, 2022, 13:46
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Re: Morning Patches Sep 6, 2022, 13:46
Sep 6, 2022, 13:46
 
I'm at the point where I doubt I'll ever pickup another Rockstar game. It boggles the mind how popular their games are with such horrible design decisions. I really tried to like RDR2, but every time I played it, a sh!t design decision ruins it for me. I guess I don't have the patience I once had haha
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Re: Quoteworthy
Sep 6, 2022, 13:27
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Re: Quoteworthy Sep 6, 2022, 13:27
Sep 6, 2022, 13:27
 
"These included the difficulties in adapting to a new generation of hardware, the challenges in QA testing more complex games, and the fact that so many big games are now made with multiple studios."

Testing more complex games? Sure, graphics tech has gotten more advanced, but I don't feel like gameplay has. In fact, I've yet to play a story-based first person shooter that has better AI than Half-Life 2, and that was released almost 20 years ago. I think what he's really getting at is the grinding nature of the job and how it affects the turnover rate these days. Keep your employees happy and you'll release a quality product (with minimal delays)
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Re: Rocksmith+ Next Week
Aug 31, 2022, 11:20
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Re: Rocksmith+ Next Week Aug 31, 2022, 11:20
Aug 31, 2022, 11:20
 
theglaze wrote on Aug 31, 2022, 10:46:
I tried learning guitar with Rocksmith during the pandemic. Even after a professional tune, the game wanted me to drastically change each cord to recognize it. It sounded and felt weird.

More importantly, however, my fingers literally cannot stretch to make some of the movements required. My finger muscles and ligaments are just too honed in on WASD and tight formations. Stretching my fingers to cover frets is extremely difficult, and (just) practicing the cord progression seems too inefficient.

If anyone has advice or resources on finger stretching routines, I'll try them! I've still got the telecaster laying around somewhere...

I've been a professional musician for a very long time (my main instrument is bass, but I play guitar and drums as well). I hate to be the one to say this, but learning how to play any instrument really comes down to "how" you practice. There are good ways to practice and there are bad ways. I haven't tried Rocksmith so I don't really know the mechanics, but as an instructor, all I can say is - start slow and build up speed over time. If you're having trouble shaping a chord because your fingers don't feel right, then try a different inversion. Otherwise, your 30 minute practice session should be all about making that particular chord work. Forcing yourself through a song and not getting it right is a tough way to practice. Find the thing you're having problems with the most and just do that for as long as you can, really slowly, and try to produce all the notes without fret buzz. Then after you've got it, go back to the song and try it again. Repeat.

What many people don't realize about musicians (and learning an instrument) is that practice can be really monotonous, but that's generally the only way to progress. Jumping right into songs while you're learning isn't always the best approach. Like I said, identify what you struggle with and just practice that for a while until you feel comfortable with it. One example I can remember when I was starting out, my instructor was showing me a certain fingering that I should be doing to walk up the fretboard. It turns out that he was wrong. He was telling me to use my index, middle, and ring finger, when I really should have been using my index, ring, and pinky. At first, I was like "how and hell am I going to use my weak pinky to do all that?". Then realized that I needed to strengthen it by doing a basic practice routine (1 = index, 3 = ring, 4 = pinky). So all I did was use those 3 fingers and completely omitted my middle finger. After weeks of practice like that, I got WAY better at playing songs. This is an example of how you have to change up your practice so that you can move forward.
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Re: Get Lovecraft's Untold Stories for Free
Aug 29, 2022, 14:45
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Aug 29, 2022, 14:45
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 29, 2022, 12:27:
Snagged
BOP is probably out burning fossil fuels for fun.

Put up your snagged to played ratio 🤪
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Aug 28, 2022, 00:20
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Aug 28, 2022, 00:20
Aug 28, 2022, 00:20
 
With some of these new Linux distros, I'd leave both Windows and macOS in a heartbeat if there were more game support and a few apps that I can't live without. It makes little sense that I'm vendor locked just for games and a small handful of apps. I've been playing around with Zorin OS for a while and I have to say that their direction is way more impressive than both MS and Apple. I really hope a Linux distro starts competing with MS and Apple (Ubuntu struggles a bit) 🤣
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Re: OotB: I know nothing
Aug 26, 2022, 16:51
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Re: OotB: I know nothing Aug 26, 2022, 16:51
Aug 26, 2022, 16:51
 
In unrelated news, did you know that Windows shares your Users folder by default? You might want to turn that off for extra security 🤣
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Aug 26, 2022, 16:37
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 26, 2022, 16:37
Aug 26, 2022, 16:37
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 26, 2022, 12:42:
Long live the king gpu surplus.

🤣
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Re: Quoteworthy
Aug 26, 2022, 16:32
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Re: Quoteworthy Aug 26, 2022, 16:32
Aug 26, 2022, 16:32
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 26, 2022, 16:18:
LordSteev wrote on Aug 26, 2022, 15:41:
Who gets to decide which ones will be bailed out with taxpayer money? Oh, Joe does.

And so did Donald, and Barack, and George, and Bill, on down the line... The student debt forgiveness doesn't even measure up to a lot of what's been done before, either. So why is this one so bad? What do you think they should spend the money on, instead?

It's not about the amount of spending, it's about how it's being spent: subsidizing a loan. Maybe we should put the money towards fixing the actual problem and not just paying off bank loans
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