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Signed On Dec 23, 2002, 21:02
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News Comments > Fortnite Meltdown Fix Breaks Things
9. Re: Fortnite Meltdown Fix Breaks Things Jan 8, 2018, 09:43 HoSpanky
StingingVelvet wrote on Jan 7, 2018, 14:50:
Glad I chose an AMD Ryzen chip for my new build. It was kind of a hail mary that's paid off in this situation, and in benchmarks. Wonder if this crazy shit will have an impact on Intel's dominance.

Mreh, the Meltdown fix has no discernible performance difference for gaming, which is the only thing I do on my PC that strains it whatsoever.
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
2. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jan 6, 2018, 14:14 HoSpanky
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 6, 2018, 12:15:
Yes, we know the Wii U was crap.
They should have never used reused the Wii branding on it.

The Wii U wasnít crap, it wasnít named/advertised properly. People thought it was just a new Wii (using the same games) and didnít buy it because their current Wii worked fine or wasnít used at all. It was a surprisingly good machine...while ps4/xbone owners were concerned with which console had 900p vs 1080p at 30fps, EVERY first party Wii U game ran at a solid 1080/60.
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 5, 2018, 14:14 HoSpanky
Due to a stupid system in place on Origin, I have maxed out my number of installs for Paradise. They have a Lifetime Maximum number of installs, even on older titles. Origin support, to their credit, tried issuing me another key to effectively reset that counter, but it didnít work.

So Iím over it. Forza Horizon 3 isnít quite as gonzo of an open world racer, but itís decently close, especially with the Hot Wheels expansion.
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News Comments > Rocket League Boasts over 40 Million Players
2. Re: Rocket League Boasts over 40 Million Players Jan 3, 2018, 14:19 HoSpanky
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 13:47:
Rocket League, it's the best league in the world!

Do love me some Rocket League split screen with the kids.

Seriously, you can get ANYONE to play rocket league. Even if theyíre terrible! The game FEELS like the skill gap is only JUST out of reach, and everyone focuses at a level you never see outside of competitive gaming. The game succeeded largely due to giving it away for free for a month on PSN (and also because itís awesome). The previous game had too much of a mess of a title, and SOUNDED like a shitty overreaching indie title. The idea of playing soccer with nimble but squirrely r/c cars is easy to grasp, sounds fun, and the game backs that up with actual fun, putting zero bullshit in your way.

All the modes/maps theyíve added for free are impossible to complain get an awful lot of game for under $20. It almost REQUIRES that you play with your friends, which is another big part of its success. Hopefully theyíve been working on another neat game thatís not just a sequel; indie games like this sadly become one hit wonders most of the time, and the studio behind them can never crawl out of the shadow of their first successful game.
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News Comments > Nexon Cutting LawBreakers Losses; Blames PUBG
23. Re: Nexon Cutting LawBreaker Losses; Blames PUBG Jan 3, 2018, 14:08 HoSpanky
Not gonna quote previous people because itís a pain to edit down on a phone, but:

Beamer, Overwatch is a bit overhyped, but itís a rock solid team shooter. Each character plays quite differently, and are absolutely designed to compliment each other. The gifs you see that are supposedly sneaky things are usually someone pulling off a kill their character had no right to succeed at. I donít play it very often, but when I get in there with my friends, itís tons of fun.

As for just doesnít have anything in the ads on Steam that makes me say ďoh shit I have to have that!Ē. Overwatch has ads like that. One of my favorite games this year has a more compelling ad than Lawbreakers (x-morph defense), and itís a tiny indie game. Lawbreakersí awful sellthru is an unfortunate mix of poor timing, advertising, and visual design. Ten years ago, Iíd have been ALL ABOUT a game like that. But I can get a pretty decent near-identical looking shooter on Epicís launcher in the new UT. It looks JUST as generic, but itís free and pretty damn solid.
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News Comments > PUBG Passes 3M CCUs
12. Re: PUBG Passes 3M CCUs Dec 29, 2017, 15:46 HoSpanky
How many of these players would immediately disappear if they couldnít sell items outside of their country?

Iím quite sure the game isnít $30 in China. So farmers buy cheap accounts, selling loot to Americans. As long as they get more for that sold loot than the account cost them, they donít care if it gets banned. If they couldnít sell outside of China, would the cheating drop? Playercount most certainly would. How much of Blueholeís income is from transaction fees on those item sales?

Itís a system that benefits the developer, and as long as they keep saying ďlook at all the bans!Ē, players will believe that the company takes the cheating seriously. But from all accounts, it seems the cheating benefits the developer...why would they take a HARD look at how to stop it?

This is not unique to PUBG, which is why CS:GO is almost always in the top seller list.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 27, 2017, 10:15 HoSpanky
The man announces his plans WAY too far in advance.

I assume the next two models will be called ďMĒ and ďFĒ, if he plans on continuing his absurd (and a bit amusing) naming scheme.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 26, 2017, 16:14 HoSpanky
Vio wrote on Dec 26, 2017, 12:05:
Why is my computer so slow?! The unnecessary gaming graphics settings you should sacrifice.
What a crap article they make all these claims and have a screenshot made for ants so you can compare pffft.

I agree, this article is basically ďmaybe you shouldnít set your games to Ultra if your gaming machine isnít also UltraĒ.
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Dec 25, 2017, 12:42 HoSpanky
Looks like more of a game than an awful lot of recent Indie games. The visuals are...really quite impressive for 8 weeks of development. By students!  
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News Comments > Play Star Trek Bridge Crew Without VR
3. Re: Play Star Trek Bridge Crew Without VR Dec 22, 2017, 12:43 HoSpanky
Prez wrote on Dec 22, 2017, 12:22:
The problem for me with Bridge Crew isn't that it required VR. It's that I don't have a group of friends to play with. And playing with randos can be such a soul-crushing experience. A VR remake of the awesome Bridge Commander on the other hand... I would have been all over that.

Right? I mean, up until very recently I had ONE friend with a VR kit. NOW, Iíve got 3 friends with them...full crew! We may all snag this during the steam sale.
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News Comments > PUBG Launches
13. Re: PUBG Launches Dec 21, 2017, 15:20 HoSpanky
Jagacademy wrote on Dec 21, 2017, 14:32:
My first impression of this game was terrible, I refunded it within an hour.

I'm still not exactly sure why, probably because I figured I was missing something, I decided to buy it again for another shot. For the first 50-100 hours, I still hated it. I didn't like the mechanics, kept dying to what I thought was bs, couldn't understand why I wasn't good at it, etc.

1,000 hours later, it's my 3rd most played game on Steam, and I love it.

Sounds like you probably were an easy target for tobacco companies. ďThis thing is awful, and has literally no upside to it, but do it enough and you wonít be able to go without it!Ē ďOK!Ē
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News Comments > Get Kingdom: Classic for Free
7. Re: Get Kingdom: Classic for Free Dec 20, 2017, 16:59 HoSpanky
Rollover time for Steam is usually 1pm, which is around when the comments went from ďI grabbed thisĒ to ďitís not free nowĒ.

I figured that if itís a one day thing on Steam, thatís when itíd end so I snagged it immediately thru the app.
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News Comments > Unannounced Blizzard First-Person Game Features Vehicles
17. Re: etc. Dec 19, 2017, 16:43 HoSpanky
deqer wrote on Dec 19, 2017, 15:07:
What happened to Blur?

It was trash? Actually the game ITSELF was decently fun, but oh boy did it look dated the instant it came out. I picked it up for super duper cheap like 3 months after it came out. Had fun for a little while.

Iíd be excited for a vehicle-heavy game from Blizzard. They may currently be busy copying popular game types, but they ALWAYS have top notch quality in their titles.

If you want a spectacular simcade racer, pick up Forza Horizon 3 and the Hot Wheels expansion. Yes itís win10/Windows store only, and IF you have an AMD card, forget I mentioned the game at all and go about your business. Otherwise, try the demo and then head to eBay; the game + expansion can be had for about $35.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 11, 2017, 23:08 HoSpanky
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 15:24:
So what? You still won't see auton vehicles on the road in significant numbers for decades - not years, decades - to come. Why don't you try to make some affordable for everyone mass-produced electric vehicles, Elon. Everything else you're spouting is just so much nonsense.

Automated PERSONAL Automated SHIPMENT vehicles? That's the GOAL. Making automated trucks that can follow a route back and forth is WAY easier than making automated taxis. And at least in America, ordering online is THE way to shop anymore. Even if just the trucks back and forth between major hubs can be automated, that's a huge financial gain.

So far, autonomous vehicles have only gotten into accidents due to stupid humans, NOT due to their own actions (AFAIK). The technology is already surprisingly reliable.
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway
3. Re: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag Giveaway Underway Dec 11, 2017, 20:46 HoSpanky
Yep. Fantastic fun once you get the ship. It's a couple hours in, but HOO BOY, it's good. The sorta-sequel, AC: Rogue is uglier and buggier, don't bother.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 11, 2017, 13:57 HoSpanky
Welp, Ready Player One's trailer makes it look fantastic. I'm more excited about it than The Last Jedi.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 11, 2017, 12:26 HoSpanky
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 12:19:
Assuming gamer:
8 a solid recommended minimum.
16 handles additional overheads many will use.
32 specific needs territory.

This, at LEAST until the next generation of consoles comes out with a LOT more ram.
I have 16gb, and I've turned my page file off. Yes, that causes some weirdness, but I'm on SSD and I really am not trying to kill these drives any sooner than I have to. Point is, I've never ran out of ram unless I tab out of a game and start up ANOTHER game. *THEN*, I usually run out of memory and one or both shuts down.

I'm using an 8gb 1080, and my monitor is 1440p.
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News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced
3. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Co-op & Steam Workshop Support Announced Dec 10, 2017, 14:31 HoSpanky
Overon wrote on Dec 10, 2017, 14:12:
Piranha is not a top tier developer. They will micro transaction the shit out of this just like they did with Mechwarrior Online.

The game looks...well, godawful in the visuals department. We're talking about Original Xbox-era graphics. I don't care if a game is low budget and they can use an art style to cover it up, but here....this is horrible looking.
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
4. Re: New GeForce Drivers Dec 9, 2017, 13:33 HoSpanky
Asmodai wrote on Dec 9, 2017, 10:52:
Yay, finally graphic options for exotic resolutions which they haven't bothered with since Fallout 3 came out...

Surround or 21:9 users have been stuck with WSGF hacks and mods galore for years but VR, shit yeah.

Fucking dickheads... a completely different game from regular fallout 4. Iíd be surprised if it worked OUTSIDE VR.

I imagine they stopped supporting odd resolutions because those users are few and far between. I used to be angry about how games stopped supporting SLI, but the reality is, there arenít enough people using it to bother coding anything specific for it. Pick a game, any game, and itíll have something that doesnít work with SOMEONEís choice of hardware. This is the inherent downside to having infinitely configurable systems. If you insist on stepping outside ďthe usualĒ choices, you have to accept that you will not be a priority.
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News Comments > Fortnite 50v50 Playlist Launches
6. Re: Fortnite 50v50 Playlist Launches Dec 8, 2017, 12:56 HoSpanky
Muscular Beaver wrote on Dec 8, 2017, 12:41:
I think the whole game is made to troll PC players. They even have to play against autoaim console/controller players.
I mean the game is really nice, but the controls are just so unbelievably sluggish, inaccurate, delayed... just weird. It just feels like a full blown console game without any effort put into the PC version.

It doesn't feel like that to me, the menu system in particular seems console UN-friendly. I don't notice any delay or sluggishness....inaccuracy is just down to weapon type/rolls. Keep in mind, I DO NOT play Battle Royale, only Save The World, which are completely different animals. STW is drastically visually superior, to the point that it feels like the sequel to BR. It's mostly due to lighting/fog effects that aren't present in BR...character/weapon/landscape models appear to be the same.
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