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Nickname HoSpanky
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Description argle befu jodl garf!
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Signed On Dec 23, 2002, 21:02
Total Comments 1610 (Pro)
User ID 15603
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 15, 2017, 21:51 HoSpanky
 
Good lord Dev, I was making a joke. Iím not blind to the gameís enormous growth. Almost makes me want to pick it up to see what the fuss is about, but itís the sort of game Iíd find frustrating, and with very little feeling of any accomplishment in.

Been balls deep in Factorio, which is an astonishing timesink.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 15, 2017, 17:03 HoSpanky
 
Dev wrote on Oct 15, 2017, 16:45:
Whoa, look at the surprise dark horse in #1 !
j/k

Itís absurdly unstoppable on the sales chart. Maybe it has to do with those 9,000 bans per day.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Boasts 10M Players
5. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Boasts 10M Players Oct 12, 2017, 13:10 HoSpanky
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 12, 2017, 11:00:
10 million people played in 2 weeks. Ok so it's also Free to play. So how many active players did it have at it's peak?

I was shocked that two people within 4 or 5 minutes popped up in chat saying they bought the pve game because of Battle Royale.

Thatís two more people than I expected it to attract. The two modes are so wildly different that theyíre only recognizable as the same game because of the art style.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 10, 2017, 13:39 HoSpanky
 
Ehh, the XBoneX will sell fine. The name is even laid out like how uncreative kids do their online names with Xís on the ends. Those who waited for more muscle will love it. I have a normal Xbone and donít think Iíll be upgrading...I never play on it. I got a ps4 pro when they came out, and Iíve played a total of 4 games on it, only finishing one (Horizon Zero Dawn). Playing on the tv just doesnít interest me, mostly because my eyesight is going a little bad, and itís not super clear like my monitor is (due to distance, not screen quality).

I think the new name for it is stupid, but they donít want to make people think itís a completely new console by calling it the Scorpio. But thatís a cooler name.
 
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News Comments > More VR Resources from Valve
6. Re: More VR Resources from Valve Oct 10, 2017, 10:25 HoSpanky
 
YourNick wrote on Oct 10, 2017, 09:28:
Ya VR sets really need higher resolution, 4K at least. So that would be 4K in all six directions (forw,back,left,right,up,down.) Perhaps one of these manufacturers will deliver soon.

Wait, what? Itís not screens that you turn to look at. How...how do you think VR works?
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Patch Breaks DX10
3. Re: Fortnite Patch Breaks DX10 Oct 7, 2017, 17:24 HoSpanky
 
Spektr wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 16:40:
I wonder what is to happen to people buying the game now and running it on previous systems when they stop support...

Im betting they complain on the message boards and get nowhere. Epicís official answer will likely be ďupgrade from Windows Vista, you moronĒ.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 7, 2017, 13:02 HoSpanky
 
That Oilpro stunt is proof people just canít get enough. He had millions, and tried to scam his way to more. Seriously, what use is more than a few million dollars, unless youíre wanting to go into large scale construction?  
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News Comments > Fortnite Patch Breaks DX10
1. Re: Fortnite Patch Breaks DX10 Oct 7, 2017, 12:54 HoSpanky
 
I would assume they intend to remove support for OSí that are no longer supported by Microsoft.

The new Horde Bash mode sports some new landscape stuff, which is infuriating...that sort of stuff needs to be added to the main game, not these one-month-long things.
 
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News Comments > Dead Rising 4 Adding Other CapCom Heroes
1. Re: Dead Rising 4 Adding Other CapCom Heroes Oct 7, 2017, 12:50 HoSpanky
 
Oh my god that Cammy outfit is hilarious!  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 4, 2017, 13:52 HoSpanky
 
Iím annoyed that there doesnít appear to be any link to what the lawsuit is ABOUT, just that itís not gonna get blocked by what it says in the booklet.  
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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 7 Rolls Out
5. Re: Forza Motorsport 7 Rolls Out Oct 3, 2017, 16:18 HoSpanky
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 3, 2017, 14:59:
95 gb download?

for a racing game...

okay


Racing games are starting to not reuse textures for the tracks, so the road looks more realistic. Add in the truly ridiculous number of cars, and itís not terribly surprising. Everyone wants bigger, better looking games and now youíre complaining that someone made one?
50gb is gonna be the norm pretty soon, with the occasional 100+ game. As someone else said, GoW4 is even larger. How big is the next GTA gonna be?
 
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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition Peels Out
3. Re: Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition Peels Out Sep 29, 2017, 15:45 HoSpanky
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 12:55:
Ultimate Edition of Forza Horzion 3 actually had all but the Porche car pack I believe. But you did have to purchase the other "islands" like Hot Wheels and Blizzard (but they were reasonably priced).

Hot Wheels is so fucking great. You lose the wide open spaces from the base game, but gain the absurd landscape, classic Hot Wheels cars, and ridiculous speed makes up for the lack of off-roading.

I tried SO HARD to like Forza Motorsport games, but theyíre just...dull. The Horizon games are a suitable replacement to Burnout Paradise, only missing crash-porn and nitrous.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Sep 29, 2017, 11:45 HoSpanky
 
Creston wrote on Sep 29, 2017, 11:36:
Everyone who keeps buying loot boxes is contributing to this BS. And there's a ton of these mouthbreathers, so it's not going to go away.

Do adults actually buy this crap, or is it kids who are far more concerned by what a non-gameplay-affecting avatar looks like?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 28, 2017, 14:21 HoSpanky
 
The Half Elf wrote on Sep 28, 2017, 12:23:
I thought we got that with the 1060-1080 series from Nvidia and that was just within the last 2 years.

While the performance leap (and low power usage) of the 1000 series was indeed a big, awesome surprise, nothing comes even close to the mind-boggling difference the first 3dfx card offered. The comparison screenshots of Tomb Raider and Mechwarrior 2 were all I needed to see to convince me I needed to save up for a 3dfx card. There wasnít any YouTube back then, so I was unaware that it wouldnít only LOOK better, but itíd run at a MUCH higher framerate. No one even paid attention to framerate back then, outside of ďitís unplayably slowĒ.

3dfx changed everything. Itís a shame theyíre gone, but they held onto the Glide wrapper for too long. Nvidiaís GeForce came along with 32 bit color and support for high-poly curves in Quake 3, and it was over.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Ban Bug Squashed
1. Re: Overwatch Ban Bug Squashed Sep 27, 2017, 10:27 HoSpanky
 
Cue the flood of liars claiming they were victims of this bug.  
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News Comments > EVE: Valkyrie Ė Warzone Launches
4. Re: EVE: Valkyrie Ė Warzone Launches Sep 27, 2017, 09:00 HoSpanky
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 27, 2017, 03:18:
Bleh, what an awful trailer. Might still be a good game, if I can watch some gameplay footage first I might pick it up.

Itís fun, but itís probably visually a bit disappointing outside VR. IN VR, itís a gorgeous, wild ride thatís surprisingly only minimally stomach-turning. Itís a very simple space shooter.

The question is, who gets the advantage? Panel users will get higher resolution, but the game was designed to not let that be an issue...your shots donít hit anything outside sensor range. VR users have the benefit of head-aiming weaponry, which is semi-independent of vehicle direction. Itís easily more precise than mouse and keyboard, and the game is notoriously gamepad-only. That may have changed with the patch to allow the game to run outside VR, I donít know.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Launches
7. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Sep 26, 2017, 14:01 HoSpanky
 
Frijoles wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 12:23:
HoSpanky wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 10:30:
Itís been in the game for a couple weeks now. Maybe they were doing a staggered rollout, and itís now available for everyone? I still havenít tried it. Itís not what I got the game for.

I could be wrong, but I believe you had to pay to play by purchasing one of the packs. The Battle Royale is/was released for free now. I think. It'd be a lot easier to figure out if they'd put it on Steam. And until they do (and even after), I don't think PUBG has anything to worry about.

Ahhh. Itís terrible as a cross promotion for Fortnite tho. ďHereís a game that looks like, but plays completely differently from Fortnite!Ē

Fortnite itself is pretty fun, if a bit repetitive. I do love having to respond on the fly to changes in enemy spawn points. I like the fort building more than the (rather excellent) shooting.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Free Weekend
9. Re: LawBreakers Free Weekend Sep 26, 2017, 13:56 HoSpanky
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 13:52:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 13:48:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 13:30:
Whaaaa? But CJ Parker told me there was room for at least four more AAA shooters! He told me, and I believed him! Bigcry
Was this the post you were referring to?
CJ_Parker wrote:
It's about 20 bucks too expensive for a digital title. Wake me up when the GOTY goes on sale for under $4.99 at best..
Valve sucks and there is room for 5 more triple A shooters, easy..

Derp. It was Slick, not CJ (Apologies, mate!):

This is a bullshit argument (most of the rest of your arguments are bullshit too).Every year in gaming is the year with the "most FPS players ever". There is room for more than 4-5 games. I don't remember only 4 Drama movies being released last year because of the "over saturation of the Drama genre in movies".

Funny that CJ coincidentally said the same thing.

Slickís argument is flawed. Movies are a couple hoursí worth of commitment. If each person who bought this game only played for two hours, itíd fail even if a million people bought it.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Free Weekend
2. Re: Moss Key Sep 26, 2017, 10:36 HoSpanky
 
Huh. Might give it a spin. Nothing about the promo material makes me want to play it though.  
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News Comments > Tentative SAG-AFTRA Deal
7. Re: Tentative SAG-AFTRA Deal Sep 26, 2017, 10:34 HoSpanky
 
Glad theyíre now able to decently bargain for their roles. Agreeing to do voice work with no clue what the game is...itís amazing that game voice work has been so good prior to this.  
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