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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Specs
30. Re: Just Cause 3 Specs Nov 26, 2015, 02:55 mag
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 25, 2015, 18:02:
Yes 670 is a high spec and they best hope it isn't true, it isn't good business for them on the pc. And we know it will run well under that... So why do they want to cost themselves sales? Whatever.

A 670 was med-high spec *three years ago*. It's $140 performance, today. That's pretty low-end.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Specs
27. Re: Just Cause 3 Specs Nov 25, 2015, 08:18 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 17:15:
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 24, 2015, 15:28:
I don't understand the problem here. Consoles have ALWAYS punched above their hardware class, because the specs are a constant and devs can really dig in. PCs are, comparatively, horridly inefficient. They don't code for your exact hardware, they code to the IDEA of hardware (directx).

Everyone wants better graphics, but when a dev says "ok, let's go for it!", people start crying that their 5 year old video card can't run a bleeding edge game.

I've asked this a lot lately...where did the PC gamers that used to be on here go? I see the same names but they all sound like whiny old spinsters. Remember when every YEAR, a graphics card came out that was two to three times as powerful as the one before? Were you buying video cards THEN? Cuz you were upgrading every year. And here you guys are, crying about needing a 3 year old card as a minimum for a brand new game.

What are you smoking? Everyone has always basically been on a 3 year cycle for PC parts. PC optimizations are always lax at the beginning of a new console cycle because all the focus is on consoles. 2 years on now so they should be working harder to optimize all around. Yeah I'll buy a new card later this year, but damned if I'm moving to an annual cycle at $300 a pop. I'll quit gaming first. I've got way more important things to be spending money on these days. 20 years ago we didn't have those same responsibilities either.


A GTX 670 is roughly the performance of a GTX 760. The GTX 760 can be gotten on Newegg for $140. A GTX 960, current-gen and even faster, is $180-$200.

On the AMD side, the comparison card is the R9 270 ($150) or R7 370 ($120-$140).
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Nov 21, 2015, 22:54 mag
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 14:30:
Creston wrote on Nov 21, 2015, 01:27:
They're not especially sympathetic to Kotaku's argument that publishers are trying to 'hamper independent reporting in pursuit of a status quo in which video game journalists are little more than malleable, servile arms of a corporate sales apparatus'."

Oh noes. They're not sympathetic to that? I WONDER WHY??!

(hint, Ars: Maybe it's because for 15+ years, you game "journalists" have been sucking publisher dick and regurgitating press releases rather than do anything that could even remotely be construed as actual journalism.)

So no, no sympathy. Fuck that. Kotaku have been some of the worst publisher mouthpieces, and now because they've published like two articles that "revealed" something (and please, half the fucking world knew the next Fallout was going to be set in Boston, as early as like 2011), all of a sudden they're the Champions of Gaming? Fuck Kotaku.


Lol, from the Kotaku article:

They will claim we are “hurting video games,” and, as so many do, mistake the job of entertainment reporting for the mandate to hype entertainment products.

Oh pot, you and kettle, always at it.

The problem is, Bethesda is angry at Kotaku for, you know, doing actual journalism. Finding out about games in development is actual journalism.

Kotaku sucks, but the reason Bethesda is angry at them is because they did the exact thing people keep asking them to do.

It's not respectable journalism. They're not doing anything to serve the public interest. Details of unannounced games isn't really a need-to-know thing. It's on the level of photographing celebrities in their bathing suits.

Yeah, you get your temporary spike in clicks, but of course that's going to get you shitlisted. DUH.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Previews
4. Re: Saturday Previews Nov 8, 2015, 02:11 mag
 
When's this game coming out, anyway? It looked like a neat idea.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 2, 2015, 23:46 mag
 
Squirmer wrote on Nov 2, 2015, 19:31:
Can't see how a technology that makes people uncomfortable for the first 50 hours is going to be popular.

Final Fantasy games are extremely popular.
 
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News Comments > Pillars of Eternity Sells 500K Copies
16. Re: Pillars of Eternity Sells 500K Copies Oct 24, 2015, 00:52 mag
 
Caladell wrote on Oct 24, 2015, 00:27:
Jerykk wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 23:02:
Cutter wrote on Oct 23, 2015, 19:53:
Given what a disappointment the game was they won't see sales like that again. And it's PoE, Path of Exile is PoEx.

Hmm... a quick glance at Metacritic shows a critic average of 89 and a user average of 8.4. On Steam, almost 5000 people gave PoE a positive review, with the overall rating being "Very Positive." Given these facts, I fail to see how PoE is a disappointment.

On a more relevant note, these numbers seem low. According to SteamSpy, there are about 550k owners on Steam alone. Throw in GOG and I'd expect total sales to be at least 600k.

Could be that they only counted true sales, and not backer redeemed copies.

There were 73k backers, so that would add up about right.
 
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News Comments > Ashes of the Singularity Early Access
3. Re: Ashes of the Singularity Early Access Oct 23, 2015, 02:09 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 22, 2015, 21:43:
Actually, I'm getting a pretty cool SupCom vibe from this. I doubt I'll go EA, but I'll keep an eye on this for sure.

Also, Brad: more carrots, fewer sunchips. And take the stairs instead of the elevator.

I really, really, really want this to be the next SupCom. Nothing else comes close, when it comes to the logistics features and the UI and all that. Please be good!
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 7, 2015, 19:05 mag
 
siapnar wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 19:02:
Oh man that Mac n Cheese kid made my day. Such drama, served hot n cheesy

Parents probably spoiled him rotten

This whole news cycle is making me super hungry for mac n' cheese.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 4, 2015, 16:46 mag
 
Bengals 4-0! It helps that they've been playing scrubs, but...  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
12. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 19, 2015, 10:33 mag
 
nin wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 11:33:
ItBurn wrote on Sep 18, 2015, 11:23:
Maybe we can finally get good new Castlevania and Contra games.


Oh, you'll get them all right, but you won't like them.


There's always Bloodstained.
 
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News Comments > Magicka 2 Free & Paid DLC
3. Re: Magicka 2 Free & Paid DLC Sep 15, 2015, 20:04 mag
 
Slashman wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 19:29:
mag wrote on Sep 15, 2015, 17:42:
Good! Removing water + cold = ice and water + fire = steam was a stupid-stupid change.

They actually took those out? What the hell for? Too much fun?

They removed it in the sense that they didn't combine to become one element... So you would have water + cold in your queue independently. So you couldn't steam + lightning or ice + lightning, etc.
 
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News Comments > Magicka 2 Free & Paid DLC
1. Re: Magicka 2 Free & Paid DLC Sep 15, 2015, 17:42 mag
 
Good! Removing water + cold = ice and water + fire = steam was a stupid-stupid change.  
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
27. Re: Quote of the Day Sep 14, 2015, 19:34 mag
 
Frijoles wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 10:35:
ItBurn wrote on Sep 14, 2015, 10:17:
I know alot of you like Naughty Dog's games, but I wouldn't want them handling HL3. Their style of game absolutely doesn't fit with HL. I'm not a fan of their interactive movies.

4A Games (Metro 2033 people) would be a nice fit. Although I'd rather just wait for Valve to do it.

2033 was way better than either HL game. Would totally go for that.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
6. Re: Saturday Metaverse Sep 6, 2015, 11:01 mag
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Sep 5, 2015, 17:02:
what? sex 2 minutes? What kind of pre-mature ejaculation issues are going on here wow

I think it's amount of time spent having sex, per day, averaged out over every day. It's not how long sex lasts on those days when you actually have sex.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Aug 30, 2015, 09:25 mag
 
Quboid wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 08:51:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 03:25:
Not to mention that oxford actually put in SJW newspeak .. shame on them, in fact the editor of Oxford definitely deserves the walk of shame from GoT

Shamewalking, that is.

It struck me that this is the first definition of the phrase SJW which doesn't equally apply to the people who use it. The previous definition I've seen is that SJW means someone who impotently argue social issues online, which is exactly the sort of person who uses the phrase in the first place.

What newspeak is used? The word "progressive"?

SJW means "someone that cares about social issues I don't care about."
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Aug 24, 2015, 22:31 mag
 
Krovven wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 20:42:
yonder wrote on Aug 24, 2015, 20:35:
I'm SHOCKED that Polygon would resort to a hyperbolic complaint.

But seriously... it's evident that someone hasn't seen Battlefield Earth.

How is it exaggerated? And what does this have to do with one of the worst movies ever made? Exaggerated headline, absolutely, that's surprising how? They are spot on about the use of the Dutch Angle here though. It's misused, overused and out of place in Thor.


Battlefield Earth is notorious for its overuse of it. Every. Single. Scene. is shot with it, at sometimes ridiculous angles. Most of the movie feels like it's at a 45 degree angle.
 
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News Comments > On Trine 3's Length and Future
15. Re: On Trine 3's Length and Future Aug 23, 2015, 01:18 mag
 
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 22:50:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 13:59:
I feel bad for these guys, they're one of the good guys.

Yeah, though I'm normally very skeptical, in the case of FrozenByte I do believe them, and so it's a very unfortunate set of events. I've very much enjoyed their games, Shadowgrounds was awesome, and Trine and Trine 2 were a lot of fun, but a puzzle game with 4-5 hours of content doesn't really strike me as all that great...

I hope this doesn't put them out of business...

I completed Trine 2 in 8 hours, and that was with a loooot of screwing around. And a lot of that time was just trying to get the XP orbs. So if the XP orbs are out of the game... doesn't that pretty much account for the shortness all on its own?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
13. Re: Op Ed Aug 22, 2015, 21:01 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 19:15:
NKD wrote on Aug 22, 2015, 18:04:
Really puts Steam in perspective. Only around 1.3 million Steam users buy a significant number of games, and to be a member of the top 20%, you only need to own four games.

80-90% of Steam users may as well not exist for how little they participate in the PC gaming market. I never would have guessed those numbers.

Yeah this is again an eye opener... it still baffles the mind why Steam didn't make this public themselves.

It baffles you as to why Steam would keep it private that less than 1/5 of its userbase actually buys games? They want people to think they have 10M customers.
 
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News Comments > Otherland Early Access This Month
5. Re: Otherland Early Access This Month Aug 15, 2015, 01:33 mag
 
.Drifter wrote on Aug 14, 2015, 23:29:
So Otherland is worth a read then?
As a side note, one series I thought started well but went downhill was the Sword of Truth series. Got to the point I thought the author was only writing it to come up with new ways to torture the heroes.
Seriously, I would have said enough is enough and opened up a can of whoop ass before putting up with half the crap he put them through in those books.

Caveat caveat I read Otherland around ~14 years ago. But I thought it was pretty great. Worth a read. Better than Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 7, 2015, 04:44 mag
 
Creston wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 17:47:
What? make up your mind, FCC. Verizon and AT&T have been trying to kill off copper for the past ten years, and you've been slapping their hands every time. Now you want them to do it?

They're not going to put fiber down in low population areas, so copper is the only thing those people are going to get/have.

Telcos: We're going to kill copper and replace it with nothing.

FCC: No wait don't kill copper. People need it.

FCC later: Okay kill copper, but replace it with fiber if you do.
 
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