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Re: OotB: Infamous
Dec 7, 2021, 19:20
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Re: OotB: Infamous Dec 7, 2021, 19:20
Dec 7, 2021, 19:20
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Cutter wrote on Dec 7, 2021, 16:14:
And you'd think they'd have good ol' American filtered coffee but no. I haven't had a cup of regular old Joe in a month now and I'd just about be willing to kill someone for just one cup. Seriously, even US chains here like Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts only sell espresso based coffee.

Here's a tip, Cutter...find the greasiest, most average or low-income joint you can in Paris (you might have to go outside the city a bit) and you'll find what you seek. That's always been my golden rule for coffee, drop-dead delicious greasy cheeseburgers, breakfasts and pizza. If it's a hole in the wall that only locals know about, you've found your prize. Good luck. Ahoy

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Re: Sid Meier's Command Series Returns
Nov 30, 2021, 19:59
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Re: Sid Meier's Command Series Returns Nov 30, 2021, 19:59
Nov 30, 2021, 19:59
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$15 for all three?!? Are they out of their collective MINDS?!

Yeah, guys, I like old 80's games nostalgia too but holy hell! I could see maybe like $2.99 a piece or like $5 for the set but c'mon! Total cash grab if there ever was one...

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Re: Rockstar Games Remain Offline
Nov 12, 2021, 14:37
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Re: Rockstar Games Remain Offline Nov 12, 2021, 14:37
Nov 12, 2021, 14:37
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RedEye9 wrote on Nov 12, 2021, 13:51:
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 12, 2021, 13:05:
Rather would have Red Dead Redemption with the RDR2 engine on PC.
^^^This. A thousand times this!

From what I've read previously, this is actually being done right now. I can't for the life of me find the link to the article but apparently it's been leaked that they're working on RDR(1) to bring out before GTA6. When, I have no clue, but they were saying it was going to be quite a while. So maybe around the same time The Elder Scrolls 6 comes out?

Simon Says wrote on Nov 12, 2021, 11:29:
It has been cracked since yesterday and word is it's working perfectly.

For now. According to a source (that I won't mention because I know Blue doesn't like us talking about this here):
"None of the "cracks" posted does actually include properly decrypted .exes, the original encryption is fully intact in all cases....that being said, chances are high that any of the games will crash or malfunction at some point, namely when the code enters one of these encrypted regions..."
So, if they're right, you'll run into problems at some point. I haven't had time to play much so I can't confirm. It doesn't seem like any of the 'normal' high-profile crack teams have released it, so I would be extremely cautious. Though, given the fact that legit owners can't even play the frakkin' thing at all (and those of us trying to finish up our RDR2 playthrough can't because of the same problem! Thanks, *R!), maybe it is the better way to go. Whatever

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Re: Rockstar Games Remain Offline
Nov 12, 2021, 11:15
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Re: Rockstar Games Remain Offline Nov 12, 2021, 11:15
Nov 12, 2021, 11:15
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Simon Says wrote on Nov 12, 2021, 11:05:

Meanwhile people who downloaded the copy from "less reputable sources" are happily playing away.

xD xD xD

To an extent, however it hasn't been officially cracked (ie. the .exes are still encrypted) and the way they did it is causing problems of its own.

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Re: Battlefield 2042 Reviews
Nov 11, 2021, 17:04
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Reviews Nov 11, 2021, 17:04
Nov 11, 2021, 17:04
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The Half Elf wrote on Nov 11, 2021, 15:22:
I ponied up for the Pro, because it's cheaper then a full release with all the "not much being said" portion from EA, and also I HIGHLY hate the EA Windows 10 app and rather run it through Origin.

From the Polygon "review in progress"
The biggest issue with 2042’s traditional Battlefield modes was how often frustrating technical glitches popped up during my time with the game.
All of these impressions of the game are from a three-day remote review event which was hosted by EA and DICE. The event was broken into specific blocks where we played certain modes. However, the matchmaking had several issues and more than a few players (myself included) ran into several crashes. On top of that, there were issues of enemy players disappearing mid-fight, sliding dozens of meters across the ground at random, or dying and getting frozen in running animations, littering the warzone with dozens of fake corpses that made finding real enemies an unwelcome additional challenge.


Geezus, someone wake me in 20 years when 'triple-A' devs can learn not to hire network coders from 2002.

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Re: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Released
Nov 11, 2021, 16:52
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Re: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Released Nov 11, 2021, 16:52
Nov 11, 2021, 16:52
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Ok, I must be %^&*)( blind because I can't find any mention of this on the MS Store whatsoever. I thought one of the trilogy was supposed to be on Xbox Gamepass? (Vice City?)

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RIP Rich Kyanka (Lowtax)
Nov 11, 2021, 02:57
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RIP Rich Kyanka (Lowtax) Nov 11, 2021, 02:57
Nov 11, 2021, 02:57
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I dunno if it's been announced anywhere here but apparently Lowtax from SomethingAwful has passed. I don't know details, I just heard about it, they're doing uh, well, not exactly 'memorials' to him over there but remembering him...in their own way, I guess. (God, they're weird!) Thought I'd pass it along. Coincidentally, I just happened to go over there tonight just to see if anything had changed in the last few months as the site hadn't been updated since last year, except for the forums, which is a bonfire of stupid. Lucky timing I guess... Whatever

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Re: OotB: No Time to Wait
Nov 11, 2021, 02:46
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Re: OotB: No Time to Wait Nov 11, 2021, 02:46
Nov 11, 2021, 02:46
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Nov 10, 2021, 13:06:
Rest in Peace Dean Stockwell. One last Quantum Leap into the unknown

Indeed. I missed this the other day but I'll leave this as one of the most epic rants in a sci-fi show...that show being Battlestar Galactica...

"In all your travels, have you ever seen a star go supernova? ...

I have. I saw a star explode and send out the building blocks of the Universe. Other stars, other planets and eventually other life. A supernova! Creation itself! I was there. I wanted to see it and be part of the moment. And you know how I perceived one of the most glorious events in the universe? With these ridiculous gelatinous orbs in my skull! With eyes designed to perceive only a tiny fraction of the EM spectrum. With ears designed only to hear vibrations in the air. ...

I don't want to be human! I want to see gamma rays! I want to hear X-rays! And I want to-...I want to smell dark matter! Do you see the absurdity of what I am? I can't even express these things properly because I have to- I have to conceptualize complex ideas in this stupid limiting spoken language! But I know I want to reach out with something other than these prehensile paws! And feel the wind of a supernova flowing over me!

I'm a machine! And I can know much more! I can experience so much more. But I'm trapped in this absurd body! And why?!?

Because my five creators thought that God wanted it that way!”

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Re: Prison Simulator Breaks Out
Nov 6, 2021, 14:24
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Re: Prison Simulator Breaks Out Nov 6, 2021, 14:24
Nov 6, 2021, 14:24
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Steele Johnson wrote on Nov 5, 2021, 13:45:
I dropped my bar of soap. 10/10

Happy ending?

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Re: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Preloads & DLSS Support
Nov 6, 2021, 13:43
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Re: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Preloads & DLSS Support Nov 6, 2021, 13:43
Nov 6, 2021, 13:43
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Lorcin wrote on Nov 5, 2021, 21:56:
Rigs wrote on Nov 5, 2021, 21:43:
Lorcin wrote on Nov 5, 2021, 11:38:
Even the slowest DLSS enabled card (the 2060) ...

Hey! Bite your tongue, bud! My 2060 isn't 'slow'! (I know, I know, I'm being facetious)
Why no it's not slow. It's the slowest. Like the worst. Like bottom of the pile. SLOWEST DLSS CARD EVAR MOHAHAHA

Your cards so slow it would be a window licker - except it's not capable of rendering a window

Your cards so slow there's an emulator for it on the gameboy

Your cards so slow it bottlenecks an SD Card.

A 2060 you say? I'd buy one but my motherboard doesn't have an AGP slot.

Faint Hahaha_no Well!...I think it's time I gathered up my toys and went somewhere a 2060 can truly be appreciated! *slinks off dragging 2060 behind*

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Re: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Preloads & DLSS Support
Nov 5, 2021, 21:43
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Re: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition Preloads & DLSS Support Nov 5, 2021, 21:43
Nov 5, 2021, 21:43
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Lorcin wrote on Nov 5, 2021, 11:38:
Even the slowest DLSS enabled card (the 2060) ...

Hey! Bite your tongue, bud! My 2060 isn't 'slow'! (I know, I know, I'm being facetious)


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Re: Intel 12-Series CPU Reviews
Nov 5, 2021, 14:11
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Re: Intel 12-Series CPU Reviews Nov 5, 2021, 14:11
Nov 5, 2021, 14:11
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theglaze wrote on Nov 5, 2021, 01:35:
I totally agree, I certainly won't be an early adopter of Z690+DDR5 and I don't encourage anyone to do so, unless they have money to burn. Hoping to get my hands on Zen4 next year. Already got the piggy bank half full to pay off the scalpers.

This whole situation reminds me of when DDR4 first came around. I recall the first dual channel kits came out, they were still only running at 1666mhz but that was the starting line. And they were extremely expensive! I had 20gb of DDR3/1333 in my first-gen Core i5-750 and that was less than $150 total! The same in DDR4 at that time? Heh. Right.

But it didn't take long to become standard and the timings and speed took off. Before you knew it we were at 2666 and then 3200, then 3600 (where my 32gb is at now) and beyond. If G.Skill can get their TridentZ 5's to launch at 7000(!), then I don't think they will have any issues, speed-wise in the future. I am kind of concerned about the timings though. I haven't seen timings like this since the 90's! (40-40-40-76 for 5200?! YIKES!)...as for product availability, you're going to see a very familiar sight at places like NewEgg, especially if you've been in the market for a good vid card at any time in the last year or two...

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Re: Intel 12-Series CPU Reviews
Nov 4, 2021, 14:50
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Re: Intel 12-Series CPU Reviews Nov 4, 2021, 14:50
Nov 4, 2021, 14:50
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Figures, I finally get around to building an i9-9900k rig and six months later they release the 12900k. Sigh

Honestly, going from an i5-9400f to an i9-9900k wasn't the leap in performance I was expecting. I had it in my mind I'd be blown away at the difference annnd...no. Maybe that's because I'm still rocking a 2060/6gb when I should be using at least a 3080 but still, the gains so far have been 'meh' at most.

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Re: OotB: Uniqueness
Oct 30, 2021, 16:30
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Re: OotB: Uniqueness Oct 30, 2021, 16:30
Oct 30, 2021, 16:30
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RedEye9 wrote on Oct 30, 2021, 16:01:
Rigs wrote on Oct 30, 2021, 15:46:
Exactly, so wouldn't be nice to have something like that? I guess you could have it emailed to you in an alert-type format but I was thinking of maybe having some kind of star or something next to the 'Discussion Forums' on the left-hand menu or somewhere in the 'User Settings' when you have something like those others that aren't part of an alert. I dunno, like I said, it was just a thought.
If you’re interested in something like that you should post it in https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=topicsindex&boardid=2 as that’s where Frans will see it. Posting it here risks his wrath and he can be mighty wrathie. /humor

Wait wait wait...full stop. What is this page?! Where am I? I know every single inch of this site, how long has this been here?!?

I...I don't feel so good...my world is collapsing in on itself! Black is red, white is purple, oranges are pickles! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!?!?... Flush

Ahem! In any case, thank you for the link, I'll go bother Frans about it...

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Re: OotB: Uniqueness
Oct 30, 2021, 15:46
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Re: OotB: Uniqueness Oct 30, 2021, 15:46
Oct 30, 2021, 15:46
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RedEye9 wrote on Oct 30, 2021, 15:11:
Subscribing to a thread only emails you when a post has been added.
If I'm not mistaken,
There are no alerts or emails for the following: "someone edited their post, someone deleted their post, a post was struck down..." etc.

Exactly, so wouldn't it be nice to have something like that? I guess you could have it emailed to you in an alert-type format but I was thinking of maybe having some kind of star or something next to the 'Discussion Forums' on the left-hand menu or somewhere in the 'User Settings' when you have something like those others that aren't part of an alert. I dunno, like I said, it was just a thought.

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Re: OotB: Uniqueness
Oct 30, 2021, 14:58
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Re: OotB: Uniqueness Oct 30, 2021, 14:58
Oct 30, 2021, 14:58
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jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2021, 13:44:
If you hit the reply or quote button, scroll down and you will see a checkbox "Email me when this topic is updated." Does that work for you?

Well, yeah, it works but as I said in my previous post, it's not very specific. Saying it's 'updated' could mean anything...someone replied, someone edited their post, someone deleted their post, a post was struck down by Ye Ol' El Presidente`...and so forth.


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Re: id Hiring for "Iconic Action FPS"
Oct 30, 2021, 14:38
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Re: id Hiring for "Iconic Action FPS" Oct 30, 2021, 14:38
Oct 30, 2021, 14:38
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Hmmm... Quake Quadrilogy: Definitive Edition?

I'll call it right now - Commander Keen in....LOOTBOX LOCKDOWN!

'Commander Keen, the long-running action platformer your Dad never shuts up about is finally coming to a GPU and 3D world near you! '

...then we find out in 2025 that it was shelved for RAGE 3! Enjoy!
(though I have to admit I actually played RAGE 2 all the way through (which is highly unusual for me) and I liked it well enough (it had just enough to do to not be bored, the story was bombastic as all hell but entertaining and the mechanics were a bit refined from the first one. However, I felt that the first one was less arcadey and more serious...or, well, took >itself< more serious than RAGE 2. The kicker was that at the end of the original RAGE, I wanted more and felt as if I'd just read a long book but didn't feel any of that at the end of RAGE 2 and was perfectly fine with uninstalling it *shrugs* )

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Re: OotB: Uniqueness
Oct 30, 2021, 11:59
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Re: OotB: Uniqueness Oct 30, 2021, 11:59
Oct 30, 2021, 11:59
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While we're on the subject of changes to the site and forum...may I suggest something? It would be really nice if I could get some kind of notice when someone replies to a post I made or posts in a thread I was active in (or had posts in). I know we have those little stars next to new posts and that helps but it's not very specific. And I can't count the number of times I've missed someone replying to me in a thread and don't see it until days or weeks later! Youtube and FB do this pretty well, I don't know how hard it would be to implement or if it's possible at all but it would be a nice 'quality-of-life' thing. Maybe even a 'views' counter on posts/threads? I know there's a lot of division on whether we should have up vote/down votes on posts but if we can see at least how many people have viewed a post, that would help a bit.

Just a thought...oh, and thank you, Frans, for the work, it's most appreciated!

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Re: CP2077 DLC Delayed
Oct 29, 2021, 22:13
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Re: CP2077 DLC Delayed Oct 29, 2021, 22:13
Oct 29, 2021, 22:13
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Philll wrote on Oct 29, 2021, 18:44:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 29, 2021, 17:23:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 29, 2021, 17:14:
Just refund it at this point.
He's owned it since day 1.
What game store do you know of that has a 10+ month refund policy.

After the court ruling against Valve in Australia, in 2017, I refunded Assassin's Creed Unity after 3 years and ~30hrs game time. In fact, I went through my Steam library and did the same thing for every game that was a buggy mess that had never been patched properly. I was able to cite the issues with each game and how they were still buggy/never fixed. I ended up with around $400 AUD in refunds.

Unfortunately, I'm not in Australia so STEAM will just tell me to go pound sand should I ask for a refund on anything outside the current refund timeframe. I actually tried to get a refund on Sekiro a couple months ago after having bought it in July but never got around to playing it. STEAM sent me the usual boilerplate response that it was beyond their two week maximum and not eligible.

The Half Elf wrote on Oct 29, 2021, 17:14:
Rigs, gonna say this in the nicest way possible. Just refund it at this point. X says it's good, Y says it's good Z says add a few mods and it's good..... what else are you expecting from a game you haven't even played, and won't play?

Shit or get off the pot, because the only person you're hurting is yourself. Go enjoy the game!

Truth be told, I've been considering it all day. After I posted, I started looking at mods again and I just might jump in this weekend, if only for a little bit. But the first t-pose I see, I'm out!

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Re: CP2077 DLC Delayed
Oct 29, 2021, 14:38
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Tipsy McStagger wrote on Oct 29, 2021, 14:20:
Still haven't played it yet.. still installed and even though reddit seems to agree that it's actually in a good state to play it, I think I'll wait some more.

You and me both! I've had it installed since release day and I've only played about twenty mins of the beginning. After seeing t-pose after t-pose, cars riding the guard rails and utterly destroying themselves plus cops appearing right behind me out of nowhere, I was perfectly fine with letting it sit for a while. I read the patch notes each time and I've looked at the mods released but I still don't feel it's ready for a playthru yet. 'Course I didn't think it would take a year or more to get to a playable-all-the-way-thru state, either. I still vividly recall the anger when it was delayed the last time, the disappointment. And, yet, it should have been delayed for another year or so! Plus they should have cut the last-gen versions faster than triple-A publishers cut Wii/Wii-U/Switch ports. (That is actually why I'm a bit concerned about HALO Infinite's release, with 343 having to cater to the Xbone along with current gen and PC...when they delayed last year, they should have cut the Xbone version at the same time! Needing a cutting-edge game to run on such limited hardware is never a good idea! We've seen this over and over and OVER and yet we continue to do it like it's the first time!)

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