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Nickname HoSpanky
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Signed On Dec 23, 2002, 21:02
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News Comments > Gears Tactics Catch-up and Gears of War 5 PC Details
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 21, 2018, 12:25 HoSpanky
 
Gears 5 for win10 isnít a surprise; Gears 4 was as well. The part they donít mention is if PC players will be allowed to play against console in any way. I understand the whole controller vs kB/mouse, all they need to do is say ďyou can play against console if you use a controllerĒ. Yes, there will be crybabies who want an impossibly unfair advantage, but most people HAVE a controller, and are probably willing to deal with it so they donít have empty game lobbies.

And Fawker, they DID come to pc at the start, but gears 2 and 3 never did. Shame, that. Gears 4 is a new storyline that needs only the barest knowledge of the first three.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jun 20, 2018, 11:26 HoSpanky
 
Acleacius wrote on Jun 20, 2018, 00:27:
Iirc, Thursday is the Steam Summer sale (reported rumor).

And usually those ďrumorsĒ are spot-on. Publishers are informed about the sale ahead of time and decide what percentage theyíll cut off their title. So itís not much of a secret, and someone always blabs.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Jun 20, 2018, 10:24 HoSpanky
 
This is the article I needed to be truly excited about 2077. The witcherís Quests were ALWAYS worth doing, and were kept consistently interesting. There are some I havenít done yet, and I plan to go back and finish at some point just because I know theyíll be interesting.
Glad to read that theyíre keeping that same design philosophy for 2077.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 19, 2018, 15:40 HoSpanky
 
Oh boy, Alexa for hotels...so they can record everything you say during your stay and tell you itís for your convenience.

So far Iíve seen no need for one the the voice assistants, as their primary goal is to tailor ads on your network to match any conversation you have. Your phone already does this, even with voice assistant turned off, so maybe itís really no different anyway. Still donít like it, and definitely donít see a need for it personally.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jun 19, 2018, 15:16 HoSpanky
 
Wreckfest has been a good time so far. The review is right, the game probably wonít hold anyoneís attention for terribly long, and Iíd say the lack of trackside diversity is heavily to blame...every track uses the same trackside doodads.

But oh boy, the races in small tracks, especially ones with crossing sections, are a riot. I was the lead in a race for 4/5 laps, and the final lap, my car was crushed as 3 cars t-boned me against a divider wall edge. Half of my car was torn away from the NEXT car that hit me, and then a larger car came down on top of my driver, and THATís when I was eliminated. The car wasnít considered ďoutĒ until then because it was front wheel drive and could technically drag itself around a bit. The game DOES seem to notice when certain components are destroyed, but wonít count you out even if the vehicle can barely move. Itís a very different feel from other games, and limping across a finish line, even if youíre the last functional car to do so, feels like a victory.
 
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News Comments > PUBG Sanhok Launches
4. Re: PUBG Sanhok Launches Jun 19, 2018, 12:14 HoSpanky
 
So itís pronounced Sah-nok, but spelled San-hok?

Did Kayne West come up with that?
 
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News Comments > WHO Classifies "Gaming Disorder"
22. Re: WHO Classifies Jun 18, 2018, 15:05 HoSpanky
 
Doesnít help that people have turned the word ďaddictiveĒ into a positive thing in reference to games. How many review or ads do you see about games where they brag about how addictive their game is?

Addiction is never a good thing. It implies that youíre doing something you probably no longer enjoy, but youíre compelled to waste your time doing it anyway.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 11
2. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 11 Jun 18, 2018, 13:46 HoSpanky
 
Also Earthfall isnít the only game to play like l4d. The vermintide games are extremely similar, just with permanent upgrades. Clearly the author of the article was paid to make it appear to be objective, but the second half reeks of company-written details.  
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jun 18, 2018, 12:46 HoSpanky
 
While I donít think PUBG is an asset flip, as itís not built using demo code, I do think it looks super generic, which is why their accusations of copycats are absurd...their game doesnít have a damn thing in it that hasnít been done before, and done exactly the same.  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2018, Part 11
1. Re: It Came from E3 2018, Part 11 Jun 18, 2018, 12:38 HoSpanky
 
Cyberpunk articles:
Thrilled to hear the game already runs great, I donít have a 1080 to, but I also donít use a 4K monitor. Pretty sure I wonít have trouble getting it to run nicely at 1440 on a gtx1080.

As for the statue, of COURSE theyíre gonna go up on eBay. Most journalists make painfully little money, and selling a super rare statue could mean getting a free weekend or two instead of writing articles.
 
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News Comments > Wreckfest Wreleased
3. Re: We Happy Few Delay; Refunds Jun 15, 2018, 01:10 HoSpanky
 
Iíd left this game for dead a couple years ago. Was surprised and pleased to see all the changes. Game runs WAY smoother now, although Iíve seen complaints that it runs worse than it used to...on weaker configurations. Apparently it heavily favors Intel processors and Ryzen, older AMD chips run like trash. The game is BONKERS physics-heavy, and expects quite a bit out of your CPU.

I havenít played the actual release version (just the one right before it), but when we get home itíll be one of the things I fiddle with over the weekend.
 
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
26. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jun 14, 2018, 13:59 HoSpanky
 
So, I get that people have complaints about odd behavior by UWP software, and itís especially annoying that they donít have any sort of error log. But they specifically are resistant to overlays and mods to keep them from getting hacked. No one like cheaters, and UWP is intentionally obtuse for that reason. The games are designed to be played online with PC and console players. Iím just happy that I can play Forza Horizon 3 (and soon 4) online with a larger pool of players than Iíd have if it was locked to PC only. Itís probably why the games use some weird network protocol, itís probably the same one the Xbones use.
Itís locked to Windows 10 because they can, and there may even be infrastructure that UWP is reliant on. Itís not *all* just to piss off users of old OSs, but itís likely intended to help entice stragglers to switch to 10.

The store aaaabsolutely needs some work, especially the progress on downloads part. I recently had to reinstall FH3, and the store acted like it stopped downloading halfway thru. My router was quite sure that machine was still pulling piles of data, and yep, eventually it was done. Hopefully MS will actually make the store a reasonably functional place and crap like that will just be ďgrowing painsĒ.
 
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News Comments > LawBreakers Goes F2P; Ending in September
26. Re: LawBreakers Goes F2P; Ending in September Jun 14, 2018, 09:44 HoSpanky
 
So I guess the real question here is, will they release the server software so the game doesnít die when they turn off the servers in September? They could then sell the game for cheap on Steam, in the $2-$5 range, and make more money than if they shut it down entirely. SOMEONE would always keep a server running. It could turn into a LAN party favorite (theyíre rare now, but not dead). None of this would be particularly difficult for them to do, unlike the suggestions of turning it into a different genre. Why let all that work disappear entirely? Why not give it a chance to still sell (deeply discounted) copies?  
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News Comments > Jurassic World Evolution Released
3. Re: Jurassic World Evolution Released Jun 12, 2018, 20:14 HoSpanky
 
Well they had a neat booth at E3, but yeah, the game didnít look interesting. Got a couple giant-ass t-shirts for it, made to clearly fit one of the gameís dinos, or maybe a human whoís spent their entire life making extremely poor choices.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 12, 2018, 20:10 HoSpanky
 
Iíll believe it when I see it. Intel seems woefully far behind in this race to begin with, but maybe theyíll pull off something impressive.

Also that Raja dood looks like he found a joke moustache and put it on for the photo. Itís super unflattering.
 
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News Comments > Satisfactory Announced
4. Re: Satisfactory Announced Jun 12, 2018, 08:12 HoSpanky
 
Holy shit, itís Factorio 3D!

Obviously not quite at the same level of madness, but a lot closer than I thought possible. Co-op factory building? Yep, so in. So very in.
 
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News Comments > Win10 Exclusive Gears of War 5 Announced
4. Re: Win10 Exclusive Gears of War 5 Announced Jun 11, 2018, 14:10 HoSpanky
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 11, 2018, 12:13:
This always works so well for them. Remember what a big hit....uh....ANY Windows Market game was?

Yeah, me either.

They donít care about you if youíre not on win10, and honestly, Iíd rather they do this win10 store thing than the inevitable alternative. I never thought Iíd get a Forza game on PC, but here we are. It may not be the best way possible to get these games onto PC, but THEY ARE ON PC.
 
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News Comments > Generation Zero Announced
6. Re: Generation Zero Announced Jun 7, 2018, 23:08 HoSpanky
 
Slashman wrote on Jun 7, 2018, 19:50:
Why 80s Sweden?

Because this is based off the 80ís suburban Sweden where all of the Simon StŚlenhag paintings take place. Look that name up in google images.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2018, 08:13 HoSpanky
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 7, 2018, 04:42:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 6, 2018, 02:38:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 22:00:
Kxmode wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 16:13:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 14:52:
Can't wait for Wreck it Ralph 2. Not gonna watch that trailer.

I can respect that. Worth noting, the trailer gives nothing away. It just gets you hyped for the film.

You sound pretty confident about that. Inside info?

Am I missing something? My statement is based on watching the trailer.

If you haven't seen the whole movie, how do you know the trailer gives nothing away?

What heís saying is it doesnít really show anything that resembles a plot point. It seems to focus on silly self-contained joke sequences. But I donít blame you for trying to avoid spoilers to something you want to see. I was SO thrilled to find out that the Deadpool 2 trailer jokes werenít in the movie, or were all changed in some fashion. Comedy relies heavily on surprise, so usually every joke from a trailer ends up making that scene less fun.
 
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News Comments > Steam Opening the Gates
48. Re: Steam Opening the Gates Jun 7, 2018, 07:59 HoSpanky
 
KataSteel wrote on Jun 6, 2018, 21:42:
Well if you don't use the assets you buy what good are they?

I have been working on my game about 4 years. It is a solo project and I love to do it.
I'm a coder not an artist.
How would you expect me to get the artwork, models, animations, etc if not to get them from purchased assets?

Some people just don't think.

If your game is a solid piece of work, using store assets wonít really be an issue. One of my favorite VR games (and a highly rated one) is mostly store assets (Vanishing Realms). The difference is the coding involved makes it into a compelling game. Asset flips are barely games, they use example code meant to show new coders how basic functions work, toss in some store assets and drop out a new turd like that within a week.

What YOU are doing isnít asset-flipping.
 
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