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Signed On Dec 23, 2002, 21:02
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News Comments > Paragon Closing in April; Refunds Offered
14. Re: Paragon Closing in April; Refunds Offered Jan 27, 2018, 10:24 HoSpanky
 
Paragon always looked amazing but I never felt compelled to play more than one round at a time. Like Lawbreakers, it’s a game that had most of the ingredients of a good game, but no one cared anyway.

So now, they’ll add the Paragon team to Fortnite Battle Royale development, and continue to make a mess out of Save The World, which worked almost perfectly UNTIL they added BR. Now it’s a constant flow of returning bugs.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Recruit-A-Friend Changes Live
3. Re: World of Warcraft Recruit-A-Friend Changes Live Jan 22, 2018, 23:53 HoSpanky
 
This is part of the whole “make leveling fun, and not a chore”. I’m torn on it. On one hand, it was nice to steamroll a toon thru most of the prior content. On the other, you would end up skipping most of an area’s storyline because it wouldn’t be worth xp anymore.

And the cynic in me sees it as a way to sell more “instant-leveled toon!” things for $60.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Cross-Platform Party Plans [Updated]
1. Re: Rocket League Cross-Platform Plans Jan 22, 2018, 21:44 HoSpanky
 
Oh good, I was looking into getting a Switch, and if I can play RL with the guys while sitting in front of the fireplace, I’m all about that.  
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News Comments > Rust Leaving Early Access in February
3. Re: Rust Leaving Early Access in February Jan 22, 2018, 21:14 HoSpanky
 
So, it’ll still be unfinished, but they’re feeling like they’d make more money if they dropped the EA tag. Fucking ridiculous.  
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News Comments > Sea of Thieves Beta This Week
9. Re: Sea of Thieves Beta This Week Jan 22, 2018, 15:31 HoSpanky
 
It's Win10 because it's crossplay compatible with Xbone games. Every game done that way is Windows Store Only. I'm not a fan of the Windows Store, but it DOES mean I can play Forza Horizon 3 on my PC. You have to consider it that way, instead of "do it my way or not at all". Because then you wouldn't even have the option. These games would be Xbone-only, MS has exclusivity rights.

I'd prefer to have all my games in one store, but that just isn't possible right now.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jan 20, 2018, 10:48 HoSpanky
 
So, Battlefield 2142 in space! It’s $10 on sale, and reviews are largely positive.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 19, 2018, 18:53 HoSpanky
 
I thought PC gaming’s death was the thing that was always predicted, not consoles.  
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News Comments > PUBG Cheaters and Not Cheaters Identified
11. Re: PUBG Cheaters and Not Cheaters Identified Jan 19, 2018, 16:15 HoSpanky
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 10:35:
Creston wrote on Jan 19, 2018, 10:28:
In addition, we are looking into adopting a new solution to detect and ban more cheaters and we have been continuously strengthening our security systems

Your game trusts the client for a lot of important information. I'm not really sure it can ever be made even remotely secure.
It works out pretty well for them. Ban cheaters, next day they re-buy the game. Rinse and repeat.
Works for CS, don't see why it wouldn't work for PUBG.
It's a rather successful business model

I wonder how much they actually make on that, since the cheats are heavily used by Chinese players. No way PUBG costs $30 in China. Make cosmetics non-tradeable and watch the cheater count nosedive...but then they couldn’t make extra money off trade transactions.
 
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News Comments > Epic on the Future of Paragon
4. Re: Epic on the Future of Paragon Jan 17, 2018, 14:07 HoSpanky
 
Beamer...UT4 development is pretty much dead, has been for a while. From what I heard, the UT4 team is the group working on Battle Royale.

Personally, I HATE BR because it’s clearly stolen development from Save The World, which is more my kind of game. Ever since BR showed up, STW has gotten buggier. Some of it’s from console optimization, causing freezes every time the sun comes up, and others are issues with team members disappearing from a group halfway through a match. Lately, building traps is a crapshoot, where you might click on gas traps and end up creating floor spikes. It’s still fun despite the issues, but it feels like they’re going backwards.
 
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News Comments > Fable Return Rumor
6. Re: Fable Return Rumor Jan 17, 2018, 13:58 HoSpanky
 
I dunno how I feel about this. Playground has made the most consistently awesome racing series since Burnout was murdered by EA. But they’re a team of racing game veterans, and I’m not sure what an RPG from devs like that would turn out like. Hopefully they hire people who have done that sort of game before.

Then again, Blizzard had never made a FPS and knocked it out of the park. So while it’s unlikely Playground will pull off a modern classic, I wouldn’t write them off yet. And no matter what it turns out to be, it will be CRAZY gorgeous.

Most of you have probably written off the new game due to it being a win10 only title. It’ll be a super ridiculous complaint about it whenever it actually comes out but I have no doubt some of you will be clinging to win7. Playground DOES do a LOT of post-release support on their games, FH3 went from a trainwreck to being spectacular...as long as you use Nvidia.
 
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News Comments > PC FINAL FANTASY XV in March; Specs [Updated]
15. Re: PC FINAL FANTASY XV in March; Specs [Updated] Jan 16, 2018, 15:56 HoSpanky
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 15:00:
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 13:48:
Plus, I mean, it's a console game.

Have you played Horizon Zero Dawn?

God, HZD is so goddamn good. It was the tipping point for me to buy a ps4, and it did not disappoint.

As for Final fantasy, we got that for the ps4 as well. The wife played it, never finished it. She got to some mission focused on Cup Noodle, which killed her interest in the game.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Battle Royale Royale's Success
2. Re: Fortnite Battle Royale Royale's Success Jan 15, 2018, 20:58 HoSpanky
 
the Battle Royale part is shaping up. not as robust as PUBG, but it's made from a COMPLETELY different sort of game. Save The World is...so very, very different from BR.  
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News Comments > Another Fortnite Lawsuit
2. Re: Another Fortnite Lawsuit Jan 14, 2018, 21:50 HoSpanky
 
Osc8r wrote on Jan 14, 2018, 16:50:
Poor poor Epic, gotta try and sell as many of those $20 skins (in an early access game no less).

I’d argue that Fortnite doesn’t FEEL like early access. The Save The World portion has been running unique events pretty much every month. The only EA game that feels even LESS incomplete is Factorio.

Since you earn v-bucks at a decent rate in STW, the concern is the MASSIVE number of Battle Royale people who are playing for free, yet want the custom (visual changes only) goodies. Since you can use v-bucks in either mode, STW players can buy BR gear without spending another dime. Epic’s concern is that, unchecked, people like this would kill any income the BR mode would bring in. Last I checked, no one made games of this caliber for the fun of it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: 10 mile walk Jan 13, 2018, 13:52 HoSpanky
 
This happened a year or two back, it’s not a recent story. Still awesome. That’s a restaurant in Indianapolis called Papa Roux, and it’s awesome Cajun food. It’s a long drive from my place but I still get down there now and again. I recently actually wondered if that kid still works there.

Amusingly, I clicked on the title saying “that same thing happened down by Papa Roux a couple years back!” aaaand it IS that story.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 13, 2018, 09:38 HoSpanky
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 20:21:
Hey Bezos why don't you try treating your employees well first?

I worked at an Amazon facility for about 10 months. The work is exhausting but it’s warehouse work. Very simple and pays better than almost any other warehouse job. People complain because the system doesn’t allow them to goof off.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 9, 2018, 13:12 HoSpanky
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 12:58:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 10:23:
If they wanted to lower it to 10 Mbit, that wouldn't particularly bother me, 10 Mbit (assuming you can actually get 10 Mbit and it is not some kind of marketing lie) is more than sufficient for probably 95+% of the population. That said, you didn't indicate how low they want to move the mark, and sadly I'm guessing it is even lower than 10 Mbit.

I don't agree 10Mbit is sufficient. We are moving toward streaming, 10 mbit is already cutting it close just for a single HD Netflix stream. But why do we always just assume a family does just one thing on the net? What if me, wife and kids want to stream different things to our devices, while being online doing other things as well? I have 1000Mbit, I feel 250Mbit is a good fair number with a modern family, I just took what I got due to availability. What I'd aim for a minimum would be 100Mbit.

This isn't just about a single person living in today's world.

This. This right here. I deal with a LOT of customers who complain that video streaming is terrible, what they MEAN is “when everyone is trying to watch something different, in HD”. An average 1080p feed eats up 12mb, 4 eats a MINIMUM of 25. Even a 50x10 connection struggles to keep a family of 4 happy.

But, let’s be fair on the Rural America thing: these people *chose* to live miles away from a city, they knew the trade off. I am absolutely against incumbent services blocking a community-funded internet, but EACH HOUSE in farmland would cost a couple grand to hook up to a new feed (fiber, as there’s literally no reason to run anything else). I absolutely believe that cost should be shouldered by the people benefitting from it.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Jan 8, 2018, 22:02 HoSpanky
 
holy shit it's amazing how different it sounds like this.  
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News Comments > VIVE Pro and Wireless Adaptor Announced
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 21:49 HoSpanky
 
I was....underwhelmed by this. The increased resolution just brings it up to the Samsung Odyssey's level. The wireless adapter is so far away that it's ENTIRELY possible that a headset with wireless built in will launch before then.
The higher resolution shouldn't add TOO much GPU strain, as people can simply cut down their super sampling.

Unless they offer a VERY compelling price on the new headset, I'll wait for a proper second generation headset. I'm still pretty happy with my Vive, although it sees generally very little playtime anymore. That, right there, is also why they're gonna have to throw out something better than "as good as Samsung's WMR headset" to get me to buy another.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Jan 8, 2018, 14:24 HoSpanky
 
The team that makes the Forza Horizon series is comprised of devs from several "dead" racing series...not really who you'd go to for an action RPG. Maybe they're interested in the way the game engine functions, and we may be looking at a liquidy-smooth open-world adventure.  
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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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