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News Comments > Duke Nukem Countdown
2. Re: Duke Nukem Countdown Aug 25, 2016, 18:56 Creston
 
Duke Nukem: Colonial Marine!
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
60. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 25, 2016, 13:27 Creston
 
Still running fine even after the patch (phew! *knocks on wood again*). Still loving it. STILL in the first part of Prague! There's just so much to do and see and loot and hack and so many people to knock out! My boss at TaskForce 29 keeps calling and asking where the hell I am. hehe.

I will say that I think they've made hacking a little too difficult. Perhaps it's because I'm on Deus Ex difficulty, but even with hacking 5 and stealth 1, it's shit hard to get through a level 2 hack... I'm not a huge fan of the "let's just put level 5 nodes in a level 2 hack." thing they're doing now. I should have just immediately bought stealth 3, but since I was able to get by with stealth 1 in the HR, I figured it'd go fine here too.

Other than that, loving it.

I really should go by my boss' office one of these days...

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Windows 10 freezing Aug 25, 2016, 06:34 Creston
 
Nevertheless, this isnít a shining moment for Microsoft, who decided that Windows 10 would force updates on users. Considering that all the updates go through various rounds of testing basically no testing whatsoever, itís surprising that this problem wasnít caught.

Oh wait. No, no it's not surprising at all.

Between this and the large majority of webcams breaking, it's become blatantly obvious to everyone except Microsoft that the Insider program simply DOES.NOT.FUCKING.WORK.


 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Aug 24, 2016, 19:07 Creston
 
I've yet to see a single micro-transaction in the game, so if people are annoyed by them, they are literally going out of their way to do so.

Now the fucking intro videos on the other hand... FUCK the asshole who made those unskippable.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
12. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 24, 2016, 16:39 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:26:
Uh 4th Amendment anyone? I never understand how these agencies can just do stuff like this and not get smacked down immediately for it.

The Constitution CLEARLY does not apply to the government or any of its myriad agencies.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
32. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 12:53 Creston
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:25:
I love how people are saying this game is unoptimized because they can't run it at max settings at 60 FPS.

Yeah, this game is NOT unoptimized. It has issues, sure, so far I haven't had any except mouse acceleration (*knocks on wood*), but for how it looks and how much detail there is, it runs pretty well. Not for everyone, I understand that, but that seems to be an actual issue/bug, not a case of the engine being terrible.

Fallout 4 is an unoptimized piece of shit. This isn't.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
67. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 24, 2016, 12:24 Creston
 
NKD wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 01:07:
Creston wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 23:28:
Played for about four hours, I'm still in the very first part of Prague, still discovering new things in an area the size of 1/3 of Detroit. I don't think longevity is really going to be a problem.


There is a lot to find. It feels like there are a lot more hidden areas and interconnections, not just a simple sewer highway.

Agreed. It's a shame there's only one hub.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
66. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 24, 2016, 12:23 Creston
 
J wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 05:15:
You can turn off the jensen face and the guidance lines in the options. I think it was under gameplay? I only remember that it's one near the bottom of the options screen.

Ah, sweet! Thanks!
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
25. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 12:18 Creston
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:13:
There is absolutely no reason to pre-order games these days!!!!!

I dunno, I'd say a 25% discount on a game you know you're going to get it pretty worth it. For me, I was always going to get this game, so eh, might as well get the 15 bucks in my pocket.

For games that you're not certain about, I agree.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
24. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 12:17 Creston
 
The mouse inversion thing had me baffled for quite a while... WHY WON'T THIS EFFING SETTING STICK?!

Anyway, it runs great for me, so I hope this patch doesn't eff it up
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2016, 23:44 Creston
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 17:48:
Well, this is weird. I'm getting reports from several people who used a recent CC-released track of mine that a group is claiming my work as theirs. I thought Youtube copyright claims could only be made by people or groups who own the music. Has anyone ever experienced anything like this?

Almost all of my music is released under the CC license so that others can benefit from it in videos or whatever they'd like to use it without fear of financial repercussions, but my music is never for commercial purposes.

Time to lawyer up, buddy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2016, 23:44 Creston
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 15:59:
How the hell do you test to see if it's the PSU without needlessly buying another one?

I don't think you can, honestly. Unless you're an electrical engineer.

I have found something interesting however. I snagged Furmak to run a stress test and it can handle the 720P test fine, but as soon as I start the 1080p test, it resets the system. Did it 3 times in a row now and it resets each time.

So it's either your graphics card shitting the bed, which is possible, but still not highly likely to reset your entire system, or it's the PSU. (Edit: In my experience, but since several people have reported that their GPUs were resetting their entire system...)


The card GPU after the 720 test was 69C which is on the hotter side and the fan only showed 51%. So maybe it's a cooling issue with the card.

Download something like PrecisionX that will allow you to manually set the fan speed to 100%. Then re-run the tests. Btw, 69C is no issue for a graphics card. It needs to get to 100+ before you'd start running into overheating issues.

So at this point I'm thinking it really has to be the card or the PSU. At least the PSU has a 5 year warranty so I'll see what the good people at Thermaltake have to say.

Does your PSU have multiple 12v rails? If so, try switching the GPU card to a different 12v rail and see if the issue persists. If it does, it starts to point more towards the card again.

 
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News Comments > PlayStation Now Coming to PCs
28. Re: PlayStation Now Coming to PCs Aug 23, 2016, 23:37 Creston
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 18:58:
That is not how a port is defined. It's a stream from a server running the same exact game as playable on the playstation into your computer. It is the original game.

A port is when the game is internally reworked to run directly on a device different than it was originally programmed/intended for.

So by definition, streaming stuff over Gaikai is a port, even before you consider what device it's getting streamed to. I doubt Gaikai has 25000 PS3s sitting there with discs in them, each streaming to a single customer.

The very act of turning the PS3 game into something capable of being streamed from their servers would turn it into a port, n'est ce pas?

 
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News Comments > PlayStation Now Coming to PCs
27. Re: PlayStation Now Coming to PCs Aug 23, 2016, 23:34 Creston
 
Five years (?) after Gaikai and OnLive tried to foist their shitty service off on PC gamers and we basically all said "take your shit elsewhere", Sony tries to foist literally the exact same shit off on us under the name PlayStation Now.

Rejoice, all ye PC brethren?

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 23, 2016, 23:30 Creston
 
Thiel is just one of the first. There are plenty of billionaires who hold grudges. This should be an extremely worrisome situation for everyone, but apparently as long as it's done to a "shitty blog", few people care.

It's the same kind of thinking the FBI and the government keep exploiting the shit out of in their efforts to completely nullify the Constitution.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
57. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 23, 2016, 23:28 Creston
 
Played for about four hours, I'm still in the very first part of Prague, still discovering new things in an area the size of 1/3 of Detroit. I don't think longevity is really going to be a problem.

 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
53. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 23, 2016, 20:39 Creston
 
Benchmark results:

Avg: 52.6
Min: 43.1
Max: 62.8


 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
52. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 23, 2016, 20:31 Creston
 
First impressions:

- Mouse Acceleration out the ass. Argh. Turning sensitivity to ~ 38% seemed to be a decent sweet spot, I saw a post by an Eidos community rep that they are looking into it. Probably something they forgot to turn off again.

- For me it runs buttery smooth. Settings, basically all High or one better, no MSAA. I turned off Depth of View and Motion Blur because those are fucking godawful effects that I wish would just die a horrible death already. Also turned off the sharpen filter and Chromatic Blur. Haven't benchmarked yet, let me try that and post results later, but everything feels smooth like silk on these settings, i-2500, GTX970 and 8GB of ram. It seems like the newer generation cards are having issues whereas mine fortunately seems to be running great. Game looks great at these settings, although textures could be a bit sharper (there are 2 more texture settings above this one, I'll try it out later with a higher one).

- LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG ass cutscenes. Holy fuck. I wish I'd have been given agency in some of those cutscenes, it would have made the whole thing far more powerful, but oh well.

- Animations in general seem to have gotten a bit more stiff. Not all of them, some are really nice and fluid, but others look worse when compared to its five year old predecessor. Not sure what the hell that is about.

- Takedown options have GREATLY improved. Take guys down over obstacles, around obstacles, all works very smoothly. This makes playing a non-lethal playthrough a lot less finicky.

- Similarly, if people on the first floor can now see a dude on the 2nd floor and you take the dude on the 2nd floor down, the peeps on the 1st floor will go into alarm mode. This is much more realistic, and makes it definitely tougher to go from guy to guy taking them out. Several times I had to make use of a strategically thrown object to lure a guard out of his patrol zone in order to be able to take him out, which is good. I basically never had to do that in HR.

- While I appreciate the level of precision the new sneak system gives, it is very distracting. I wish there was a way to turn it off...

- Can't really judge on the story so far, I just made it to Prague. Voice acting is good, however.

- Faces look pretty bad. Not Fallout 4 levels of horror, but bad anyway. I thought Jensen looked better in HR...

- Music is top notch. WOOT MICHAEL MCCANN!!

Very much enjoying it so far.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2016, 15:06 Creston
 
GFX card heat could cause a reset, but only if its causing your motherboard to overheat as well. There's nothing in and of itself that would cause the card overheating to cause your entire system to reboot.

I'd be more tempted to point to your PSU as the culprit. If your card is running near top capacity, and thus pulling max TPD, your PSU overloads and resets.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2016, 13:44 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 12:38:
Got nothing to do with NBC, IOC forbids replaying full events after they are concluded, you gotta pirate them. And yes, that is retarded as fuck.

It's also not true. I still had a TV subscription in 2012 and watched old events all throughout those two weeks on nbcolympics. Furthermore, NBC typically repeats almost all of its daily coverage after 12am.

The IOC is objectively terrible, but this is purely desperate cablecoms trying to maintain their dead and buried business model.
 
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