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Signed On Dec 23, 2002, 21:02
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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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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Launches
1. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Launches Sep 26, 2017, 10:30 HoSpanky
 
Uh, what?

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.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 23, 2017, 12:45 HoSpanky
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 23, 2017, 12:36:
I kind of deplore our throwaway society. Nothing is built to be fixed easily. Things are intentionally designed to be hard as to encourage you to buy a new one. And due to said design fixing becomes more expensive, often approaching or even exceeding the cost of getting a new one. Sad and wasteful.

I 100% agree with this on car designs...simple processes like an oil change can become in redibly difficult due to absurd filter placement.

But on cellphones, specifically, it SOMEWHAT makes sense. There's an awful lot of stuff crammed into a tiny package. The guts are delicate, and the average American is a ham fisted buffoon. Realize, the people on this board are NOT "average".

Not even Cutter.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 Launch Trailer
2. Re: Project CARS 2 Launch Trailer Sep 20, 2017, 23:01 HoSpanky
 
Hanover wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 22:25:
I'm pretty pumped for this. My poor Oculus has been gathering dust waiting on another cockpit game, so please don't suck.

I liked the look, sound and feel of the last one a lot (and it's my goto game when I show off VR, along with Elite Dangerous), but couldn't for the life of me get into it. I think it was because everything was unlocked up front and there was no career mode to speak of, so I struggled to find ways to entertain myself. I apparently have no creativity. What I dig are the racing games that have a deep career mode and challenges and from what I have read, PCars 2 is better in this regard. Please be better!

Well, they SAY they built this one for VR from day 1, instead of the afterthought inclusion on the original game. Let's hope that means they don't have sections of track that decimate framerate no matter HOW low the settings are.
 
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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 7 Win10 Demo
17. Re: Forza Motorsport 7 Win10 Demo Sep 20, 2017, 22:59 HoSpanky
 
Evil Timmy wrote on Sep 20, 2017, 22:44:
HoSpanky: I've got a 5820k (hexacore) on water @ 4.1GHz so CPU isn't the issue. Manually setting all the settings to Ultra and AA to 2x reduced hitching a little but it's still not gone, yet it's a steady 60fps when it's not mid-hiccup.

I just played the demo, and mine had INCREDIBLE difficulty with the videos, but gameplay was liquid smooth. I did set mine to target 60 FPS, and left almost everything else dynamic. It was gorgeous, just...not my kind of racing game.

I'm on an i5 4690 (stock), gtx1080 and all SSD.
 
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News Comments > Forza Motorsport 7 Win10 Demo
5. Re: Forza Motorsport 7 Win10 Demo Sep 19, 2017, 23:19 HoSpanky
 
Evil Timmy wrote on Sep 19, 2017, 21:17:
Starts in windowed 720p then jumps to 4k when fullscreened, all on a 2560x1600 monitor. Runs like garbage, with massive interface pauses and hitching throughout, on a factory-OC 1080 and NVMe SSD, yet Forza 6 ran nearly flawlessly. Pretty when it's not awful, but 22GB, really?

If you've turned off Framerate Smoothing in the settings, that could be the cause of the hitching. In FH3, it's a stutterfest if you don't have that turned on. I'm not a fan of the Forza Motorsport series, but OH BOY do I love Forza Horizon.

I'm assuming you have at least a 4-core processor, as you didn't list it. If you're on a dual core, it's gonna struggle. FH3 puts a processor thru the wringer, but it IS open world, so it may have higher demands.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
5. Re: Morning Interviews Sep 14, 2017, 12:51 HoSpanky
 
Hate him or not, he's actually right on his PS4/PC thing. I swear most PC gamers spend as much time bitching about games as playing them.

I will say, the art IS what is kept me from buying Lawbreakers. With the exception of Fortnite, Epic seems to have no clue how to design fun, varied player characters. You can't tell me there aren't people who bought into Fortnite based entirely on its whimsical take on a zombie apocalypse. Even Gears of War was pretty bland, saved by super fun co-op gameplay, writing straight out of 80s/90s Stupid Action Movies, and pretty solid voice actors.

I'll eventually check out Lawbreakers, as it'll drop below $10 soon enough. Art direction aside, Epic knows how to make rock solid shooters.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Mode
4. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Mode Sep 14, 2017, 08:47 HoSpanky
 
Retired wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 00:48:
After playing first person mode in PUBG, I have zero interest playing 3rd person ANYTHING.

Fortnite can be played first-person. It's super UNuseful in the main game mode, as the third person view is there to let you see from a LITTLE above the average enemy height. The game throws a LOT of monsters at you at once, and prioritizing certain ones is key.

Dirk wrote on Sep 14, 2017, 00:40:
This game went from "seems interesting" to "blatant unashamed cash-grab" faster than anything I've ever seen.

I agree this mode is a cash grab. Doesn't mean the primary game is any less fun, but I'd advise waiting a bit anyway. As I said before, each zone is SUPPOSED to have a different tileset. They don't. The current tileset is surprisingly varied, but it still just the one.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Mode
1. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Mode Sep 13, 2017, 22:41 HoSpanky
 
Haven't tried this mode yet, it offers no rewards and I much prefer the game's PVE loop. Variety is a good thing, though. I'll likely give it a spin a couple times.

The base PVE gameplay in FN is pretty entertaining, although they haven't finished tilesets for the 4 world zones the game takes play in. It's disappointing to get to progress to a new zone aaaand it looks exactly the same. There are obvious hints as to what they will look like, but for now...green grass and pine trees everyfuckingwhere. It's in Early Access, I understand that the art will likely be the last thing completed. Doesn't stop it from being a bummer tho.
 
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News Comments > Samurai Riot Breaks Out
1. Re: Samurai Riot Breaks Out Sep 13, 2017, 13:32 HoSpanky
 
The first sentence of this post made me wonder if I was having a stroke while reading it.  
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