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News Comments > Tibia Turns 20
1. Re: Tibia Turns 20 Jan 10, 2017, 13:41 Creston
 
Never heard of it, but congrats!  
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News Comments > No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass
36. Re: No Mass Effect: Andromeda Season Pass Jan 9, 2017, 12:53 Creston
 
If there is story DLC, it's not going to be free. Why would that be free? It actually takes significant time from a huge chunk of people to make that. (Not to mention cost for the VO crew etc)

I'm fairly sure all their MP DLC will be free, though, just like it was in ME3. Which is great, because they released a ton of cool maps and classes, and since it was free, it never fractured the player base.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
57. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda in March Jan 8, 2017, 10:29 Creston
 
SlimRam wrote on Jan 7, 2017, 06:52:
Creston wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 16:45:
Other than that, I think Andromeda looks very good. But I'm a HUGE ME fan, (Huge. Yuuuuuuuge! Like, the biggest fan!) so take that as you will.
Brother please stop, I'm RIGHT there with you. I LOVE this franchise and they are seriously going to have to fuck this up for me to hate it. This is EASILY a day one purchase for me regardless of reviews. I can only hope that you might be with me there when we play online? I'm seriously gimped because of my stroke but I still have one good hand and i'll defend the galaxy with you if you'll have meh!

A stroke? Jesus, buddy, I'm so sorry to hear that.

But yeah, we'll play online.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. Jan 7, 2017, 01:19 Creston
 
Also, wow, just 500K copies for Deus Ex, and 450K for Dishonored 2. That's pretty terrible for 2 of the best games on PC this year...

 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Jan 7, 2017, 01:16 Creston
 
Paid revenue flat. Wow. That's a big change from just two years ago (IIRC), when it was still growing 30% year over year over year.

Too many other digital storefronts constantly undercutting Steam, lackluster sales and nothing but endless page after endless page of garbage shit games, and the Steam machine has finally ground to a halt.

Valve better start paying attention, and, I dunno, maybe have some dude roll his fucking desk over and make some changes.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 7, 2017, 01:14 Creston
 
The only way you will get corps to give a shit about security in the IoT is to STOP BUYING THEIR FUCKING BROKEN PRODUCTS.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Free Content
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 7, 2017, 01:12 Creston
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 7, 2017, 01:00:
Jerykk wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 22:58:
I think starting and ending the game with Illuminati cutscenes but not really resolving anything with the Illuminati in the actual game is what annoyed people.

I wonder if part of the issue is that the original Deus Ex is far enough in gaming's past now that people either have forgotten its plot and characters, or never played it to begin with. If you know who everyone is in the Illuminati cutscenes in Mankind Divided, then you also know that Adam Jensen isn't actually ever going to unmask and destroy them, because with one exception they're all around in Deus Ex, still doing Illuminati-type things. With that in mind, you expect Jensen to perhaps foil an Illuminati plot or two, but that by game's end, they'll still be out there, influencing world events from the shadows. Given that that's exactly what happens, it didn't feel like half an ending to me. If on the other hand, names like Bob Page, Lucius DeBeers, and Joseph Manderley don't mean anything to you, then I could see how some players might end up with the impression that Jensen is actually going to defeat them personally, and be disappointed when he doesn't.

Very well said.

Btw, the books are pretty good. Cool free swag.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Zombies wiping out humans in 100 days Jan 6, 2017, 19:16 Creston
 
What the fuck ever. Maybe the fast, aggressive ones from 28 Days or something, but the Walking Dead ones? Please. Every time that show shows an army base overrun by zombies I just roll my eyes. Guys with .50 cal stationary machine guns and nigh infinite ammo getting overrun by things that slowly shuffle towards you. Okay...

For that matter, zombies in the entire US would just get shot to shit before it could ever get out of hand. There'd be far more worry about trigger-happy good ole' boys murdering half the population "'CAWS IT SHOOR LOOKT LIKE ONE OF DEM DERE ZOMBIERS TO ME!"
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin
39. Re: Mass Effect 2 Free on Origin Jan 6, 2017, 19:12 Creston
 
Mass Effect 2 is a fantastic game. If you've never played it, please grab it and play it. It is AWESOME.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 6, 2017, 19:11 Creston
 
If only we could make our president-elect smart with a simple camera...
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda in March
55. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda in March Jan 6, 2017, 16:45 Creston
 
Redmask wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 16:46:
Creston wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 12:46:
There are, by reports, like 12+ full planets you can investigate and several small outpost like sections, so where that's concerned it should be fine. Also, ME1 had just as much combat as ME2/3, it was just shitty combat versus decent combat, so eh.

Wait for reviews. I'm planning on getting it day one, so I will post a review a few days later.


The real question is, did they just DA:I this game? I saw a lot of "collect resources and upgrade your stuffs!" bullshit in the previous trailers. What do you think of this game so far?

Yeah that's what I'm worried about too. Though Bioware has been asked that question multiple times in interviews, and they say they learned from DA:I in that respect, and it doesn't have it near as much. Whether that's true or not, nobody can really say until the game is out, of course.

To be honest, the "Gather 500 of these" in every map stuff in DA:I didn't really bother me, as I tend to visit every nook and cranny of a map anyway, and thus will pick all that stuff up as I walk past it. It was also very easy to ignore, as you didn't even really get that much cool stuff from it.

Other than that, I think Andromeda looks very good. But I'm a HUGE ME fan, (Huge. Yuuuuuuuge! Like, the biggest fan!) so take that as you will.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
54. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 6, 2017, 16:40 Creston
 
Dev wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 01:47:
Creston wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 15:20:
And no matter how many words they underline in their press blurb, it's not going to change that reality.
To be fair, each of those is a link. You didn't do that in yours

I can only put in so much effort to be snarky.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 6, 2017, 12:15 Creston
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 10:45:
Is the PS4 that much better of a console or is Andromeda intentionally gimped on the xbone?

The former. The PS4 has like 30% (IIRC) more graphics oomph than the hilariously underpowered xbone.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 6, 2017, 12:14 Creston
 
TangledThorns wrote on Jan 6, 2017, 10:47:
Mass Effect: Andromeda Is 30fps 1080p On PS4, 900p On Xbox One, 60fps/4K on PC Headbang

Feel teh power of next-gen!

At least so far we haven't heard any of their "This is a PC Game built by PC Gamers!" bullshit like they kept spewing with DA:I.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
43. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 15:51 Creston
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 15:36:
yeh packet loss is a given, but even if was 100% the raw speed on the networks is too shitty already for any kind of stable connections for such high bandwidth

the only way around this is some kind of direct connection to the cloud with some kind of superspeed wireless tech... which is definitely possible but not going to happen anytime soon

I'm kind of curious how this tech works in Korea. Their entire country is basically on Gbps+, so if it'd work anywhere, it'd work there. I'm thinking it'd still look pretty bad though.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
40. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 15:23 Creston
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 14:22:
One day, when 1 Gbps will be available pretty much everywhere... This might happen within a decade.

Hahaha.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
39. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 15:20 Creston
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 13:49:
Creston wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:41:
Choachy wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 11:12:
I can see this definitely having a use for someone like myself who loves to game, but can't always stay on the latest hardware. For example, I just upgraded about 6 months ago from my well used GeForce 560 to a 960.

Note that their idea of "crystal-clear 1080p 60FPS" is bs.

no shit, i wish someone would go ahead and do the math on this because its easy enough to find out.. but seriously, 60 frames per second of 1920x1080 images is a pretty significant amount of data streaming in/out per minute, then you have all the input data coming upstream simultaneously

ive got 300mbps down, so its certainly theoretically possible - but whats the reality of it? ive never been able to max out that connection or come even close, even when I try to.. the backbones of the internet itself just arent serving up data nearly fast enough

Yeah it's just never going to work. The very simple fact that packet loss exists on a TCP/IP switched network means that their crystal-clear stream is going to drop packets, which means you get graphical artifacts. Certainly if you're on 300mbps and 20ms away from their server, it'll be limited, but it'll still be there. If you're on a 25mpbs connection and 20 hops away? Heh.

So they want you to pay 8 bucks a month to see a game in all its glory on a GTX1080, but the internet is going to turn that pretty 1080p all bells and whistles stream into the equivalent of medium settings at 1680x1050. And no matter how many words they underline in their press blurb, it's not going to change that reality.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
37. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 14:51 Creston
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 13:47:
Tech has improved, and so has internet infrastructure (somewhat).

Except it... really hasn't. The shitty infrastructure we had in 2012 is the same shitty infrastructure we have now. Big Telcos invest basically pennies on the dollar in their infrastructure, because they are monopolies and they don't have to.

Also, those older services wanted you to buy your games from them only, a dealbreaker. This system appears to let you use games you've already bought.

Yay! That's... better?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 5, 2017, 14:49 Creston
 
Creston threatens to never buy an LG device again.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Now Streaming Announced
25. Re: GeForce Now Streaming Announced Jan 5, 2017, 13:04 Creston
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 5, 2017, 12:46:
The last need for speed was always online and most new titles have internet connection required.

Most new titles? That's a bit exaggerated, I'd say. Most new games can still be played offline. There may be online components to them but those are voluntary, not compulsary.

Sure, there are always-on DRM games, but they still face backlash from being so, and most devs/publisher still shy away from it.

In the end, as long as people keep voting with their wallet, this stuff won't take over.
 
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