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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Feb 1, 2017, 20:12 HorrorScope
 
Great VR tour, Finland looks nice.  
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News Comments > BioWare on Their New IP
13. Re: BioWare on Their New IP Feb 1, 2017, 19:18 HorrorScope
 
It's going to be huuuge! No one likes new ip's more than Bioware.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 1, 2017, 17:37 HorrorScope
 
Zenimax just won big.

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News Comments > Conan Exiles Early Access
32. Re: Conan Exiles Early Access Feb 1, 2017, 17:16 HorrorScope
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Feb 1, 2017, 13:04:
Will this be the nail in Funcoms Coffin?

I'm hoping they found a home, they always reached to far out being married to mmo's only. This looks like something they can handle. I'm looking forward to see how it progresses.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 1, 2017, 17:09 HorrorScope
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 1, 2017, 15:11:
Are my comments often incoherent or stupid? I rarely get responses to things I say. Just wondering ...

It's one of a hundred scenario's and our opinion means nothing. Trump has said he likes to keep things simple, which I think that is a key difference between fans of the parties. Some thinks it is common sense simple, while others think life's a bit more complex then that and certainly at this level. I'm pretty sure it started simple long time ago and became complex as the sitch's came in.

Now can the system use a re-review? Certainly. I hope in the end that is all that is happening here and won't be that destructive. But think of those in HB1 that are affected, this is a major life change in the middle of nowhere for them, obviously Trump being Prez was a major negative to their best interest. So how many of us are going to get life altering news because of simple immediate changes? The Question that needs an answer.

That is why I'm a fan of a little bit better than yesterday and why not? I'm told to plan plan plan and look the fuck here I planned... now you are just going to make sweeping changes that can affect life long plans the system told me to do, that are now obsolete? BS man. I did all the things. I haven't been a drain.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 1, 2017, 16:13 HorrorScope
 
There will be people they hack into that will adversely effect the hackee due to overwhelming stupidity gained instantly. Tread with caution.  
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News Comments > ARK: Survival Evolved Patch Adds Tek Content
15. Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Patch Adds Tek Content Feb 1, 2017, 12:58 HorrorScope
 
Grokk, exactly...

As you mention it is interesting playing games like this, you try a build out for a month, then go do something else, wait for a few more big updates, circle back around and see what's new for a month. These type of games are fun, can't wait for the whole package. Being able to run your own server with your own rules is a game changer that a boring mmo will never have the balls to do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 1, 2017, 12:53 HorrorScope
 
Ozmodan wrote on Feb 1, 2017, 12:14:
Personally if Ryzen is even close to competitive I will probably build a new system with it. Just tired of Intel's lack of innovation and lack of price drops on it's chips. Getting fed up with Nvidia too.

Shit Nvidia has been improving very steadily over the years and the current gen was one of their best percentage boosts ever.

Remember the story the other day about the material that electricity can run through it without creating heat? It is going to take a breakthrough like that for us to see huge gains like 10ghz and more.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 1, 2017, 11:12 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Feb 1, 2017, 09:47:
For all the crazy shit he's done so far, this move I am 100% behind.

Actually there are a number of things he says that sounds good, him being an asshole though doesn't help sell them for me. I feel a lot of them are shallow thoughts that sounds good passing by, but many times don't consider a much grander scope. I think that is why he's popular. The friends I have that like them, have similar off the cuff thoughts, thinks it is all "common-sense", but it is like they were born last night. All a sudden things are clear and easy, no two sides, no complexity, no minuses. I look at their lives and think... "When have you known anything to be that ideal?". We say our politicians are party first, well it seems most people are that way now to, I've learned to respect moderacy, for better or worse.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 31, 2017, 17:02 HorrorScope
 
Shit it is hard to keep pace here...

They are putting a bill in congress to double the minimum wage for H1B, it would be 131K! That is another way to slow it down and only bring in those that are really exceptional.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 31, 2017, 13:28 HorrorScope
 
Trump is a grade a jackass. But not everything he mentions is bad.

But I do sort of get this feeling, it is just a reshuffle and in the end things are still the same, that we'll find out most of the issues are our own motivations.

All the area's he's upsetting could easily mean higher costs for product or lost wages/jobs, companies won't take hits and leave the workers alone, they'll do what they have to.

To me I sort of still see short term damage for most and some will simply lose good jobs, while on the other side it is still relatively the same ole same ole, so we did this major reshuffle for no good enough reason.
 
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News Comments > ARK: Survival Evolved Patch Adds Tek Content
10. Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Patch Adds Tek Content Jan 31, 2017, 13:07 HorrorScope
 
Nullity wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 12:52:
A little while back, myself and a few friends and coworkers were all considering buying this and setting up own own private server. It looked like it could be a lot of fun. Then less than 2 days later, before we got a chance to coordinate and pull the trigger, they released paid DLC for an early access game.

I audibly let out a jaded sigh of defeat, calmly muttered to myself something to the effect of "for fucks sake, of course they did", and promptly put my virtual wallet away. That was the end of that - they lost about 5-7 sales.

(Before anyone goes there, yes I know the story behind why this happened. However, they certainly went about it the wrong way. If they would have been up front and open about the reasoning from the beginning, I probably would have forgiven them, but that's not what went down.)

I should have been surprised, but I wasn't. This industry has lowered the bar so much, that I just naturally expect shady and shitty practices. It sucks, I want the good old days of gaming back.

We all have our reasons. But most of the time, I leave that stuff out of it, if the game itself can deliver and is worth it, to me that is the ultimate bottom line. This isn't a game that asks for more cash after the fact in terms of subs or cash shop.

I'm probably ready to put Empyrion down for a while (another fun one), get some more patches out to add more pve... Ark is probably next in line to start up for me, as I wait for Conan to mature some unless I start to hear it is already really far along and killing it.
 
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Early Access
10. Re: Conan Exiles Early Access Jan 31, 2017, 13:03 HorrorScope
 
Alamar wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 11:50:
I haven't jumped on the survival bandwagon at all, but this doesn't look to me like the others... In other words, I'm interested... Need to check out some gameplay stuff in the near future ; )

It does look a bit different than then norm for sure. But I'd say for most people that just like gaming in general, the genre is a lot of fun. Now depending if you have friends or not can really change how you may actually play, public vs private or even by yourself. I'll wait at least a little bit to get a better feel for this one, but my first thoughts are it seems promising.
 
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News Comments > ARK: Survival Evolved Patch Adds Tek Content
8. Re: ARK: Survival Evolved Patch Adds Tek Content Jan 31, 2017, 12:46 HorrorScope
 
wasteoid wrote on Jan 31, 2017, 12:34:
Check out the overwhelmingly negative reviews on Steam:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/reviews/

I own this and just played it a wee little, I'm certain I'll like it, but I have time and I am allowing this games to bake. But a game like this can have so many ways one can play. I read some reviews, some people don't like the Cross Server feature they introduced, or how someone can just come and destroy everything you have or another reason etc etc.

Well it depends on where and how you play. For me, there is a dedicated server option, modifiable rulesets... I can just make my own and play a game say no one else has, I could come away with a totally different take on the game. I can see it is very popular, I totally get how these type of games are fun or can be fun, the experiences can vary wildly since we can control the servers. You'd think one can find or create a server to their liking.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Announcement Tomorrow
7. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Announcement Tomorrow Jan 31, 2017, 02:10 HorrorScope
 
Steele Johnson wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 23:00:
Make it less boring? I hope so!

Not a chance.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
24. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2017, 18:09 HorrorScope
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 16:10:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 15:51:
Again it still could be fixing a problem that really doesn't exist anymore. How many of us have accidentally had a two games running at the same time and didn't notice and then thought... wow I can alt tab between games and both run great?

Ummm... wat? ADS much? That kind of shit is seriously happening to you guys? All I can say it has definitely never ever happened to me that I ran two games at the same time. Why the fuck or how the fuck could that even happen if you are paying just the tiniest li'l bit of attention to what the fuck you are actually doing?

Not possible for me. I know it sounds crazy but my Windows has this super-special feature that is called a taskbar. And I also have this super-weird anatomical feature that is called a muscle in my neck that can make my head tilt forward so I can, like, lower my view and actually look at the taskbar at my running programs! I know... insane! But I swear I'm not shittin' ya!


Oh geeze really? You can't imagine ever have two games running at once unknowingly? Well it doesn't happen often, but let me try to muster up a reason. I'm playing a few games concurrently... I'm playing something, but I have to go do something and I don't shut the game down, but go to the desktop. Come back a couples hours later and since I'm at a desktop, I decide to pick one of the other games instead. This probably doesn't happen with 2 steam games, but lets say 1 steam and 1 origin. Later on I am looking at something online while I alt-tab out of the current game and I notice... hah two games are running. Alt-tab, yep and hell I can continue to play either no problems, great performance. You never seen that?

Well do this, go out of your way and do it and notice the shit still runs good in each individual game. I get your point you can see it if you go to check, but it isn't Red Alert if I don't check, again my PC even though mid-range is BEAST! That is why small resource management is I think to most of us with updated system... no biggy anymore. And just think I'm the guy that can go months even a year without a reboot because the system is solid.

People VM many apps on one PC and again, impressive performance you wouldn't expect until you actually see it.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2017, 16:02 HorrorScope
 
descender wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 12:43:
He already basically is 'the best' by any metrics, it's only easier to make excuses and arguments against him before he wins again. I don't really like that "winning the superbowl" has so much of an influence on a QB's legacy... but that is just the way it is with sports.


I hate Brady more than anyone else here
Now this is a discussion worth having! I currently live in RI so I hate him closer than you do! I get to remind people weekly about ugg boots and deflated balls :p Unfortunately, they get to remind me that I'm a Jets fan.

Fuck Brady, but he wins by basically any measure. If SB wins matter most, SB wins being equal, but no fraction points for SB appearances or Conf Champ appearances? Joe 4 SB's. Brady what 7? Joe played more than 4 years what happened on the off years, failed? Then there is raw stats, efficiency, winning #'s, years of service. Brady unfortunately not only did it big, but he did it long to.

I can only hope my team gets someone like that and with the NFL protection rules I'll have 15+ years of excellence. Back in the day you were lucky to get 7 years out of a QB and a couple of those would be marred by severe injury.

Fairly confident the Falcons will win Sunday, they are peaking on a higher plane than the rest. It was a weak-team football year imo. Never a certainty though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2017, 15:53 HorrorScope
 
NewMaxx wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 14:49:
Bard wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 14:21:
Fake news - how about that BBC report of WTC7 falling down before it did?

But but the BBC is 5 hours ahead of the U.S.! They can see into the future!1!!1!

Actually they were late... but the west coast... they knew and did nothing about it. They knew at 6:30am, bastards!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 30, 2017, 15:51 HorrorScope
 
NewMaxx wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 14:46:
Performance gains from reducing load on the CPU subsystem bring results in the min and avg of FPS; it makes games feel smoother. It's the same result from upgrading your CPU. A lot of people think a 2500K is still sufficient but upgrading to a 6700K from there, same frequency (4.5GHz), I get as much as +50% on min/avg FPS with a GTX 1080 and it feels a lot smoother. Likewise utilizing DX12 to get more efficient use out of the CPU can often feel a bit smoother in games. People looking for benchmark-like gains with the wow factor of maximum FPS will be disappointed, but who the hell doesn't run some sort of sync these days? I've been living tear-free for eons and it's easier than ever with the technology available today. This mode will just make games feel a bit smoother, it is a subjective advantage; see [H]ardOCP's review methodology to see what I mean.

Maybe, their measuring latency as well, no big gain.

Again it still could be fixing a problem that really doesn't exist anymore. How many of us have accidentally had a two games running at the same time and didn't notice and then thought... wow I can alt tab between games and both run great? Think of all that over-head that didn't matter. How about VM'ing a system and doing the same? It is pretty impressive how well it all runs, not singularly anymore but all together.

I like Win10, but I wouldn't put it past them that it has much more to do than very small gains.
 
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News Comments > Torment Stretch Goal Changes
38. Re: Torment Stretch Goal Changes Jan 30, 2017, 13:31 HorrorScope
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 13:03:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 30, 2017, 11:00:
I'm still a bit disappointed that D:OS cut many Stretch Goals and I know they will be doing that again. It is one of those things of... wow we blew through the first stage, we can get a lot more upfront which is always good, what can we add? Then that whole game begins.

In defense of Larian Studios it needs to be said that they learned their fucking lesson. The D:OS II stretch goals were very modest and should quite easily be achieved and delivered.
Of course, Larian's absolutely correct conservative approach after the D:OS feature cut debacle had the averse effect that some tards were disappointed in the totally correct modesty of the stretch goals.
It's like some people were almost begging to be cheated, baited and defrauded like "OMG please give us some pie in the sky unobtainable stretch goals that you will never deliver anyway just so I can jack off over my pledge". Ummm... yeah. Whatever, man.

Are you sure? Live Dungeon Mastering is one of the tallest orders that comes with the whiniest of bitches when it doesn't do everything their heads can dream up. That is one of the most difficult adds you can ever put on a stretch goal. Then Modding... and something waaay better than DOS1 modding, that was DOA. The new mod tool at the latest has to be released day 1 to have any type of public support, pre-release much better yet. They may even struggle with other things on their list to. I'm not as bullish as you are here.

The one stretch goal they changed in DOS 1 that sounds like what is being done in Torment was the Mega-Dungeon. Larian had movies of this dungeon hyping it, it will be like a whole new game within a game. On release, no word, people complete game, no Mega-Dungeon ever found, then they answer and say, it didn't fit in and we took parts of that dungeon and created separate quests from some of those parts. Nothing we could ever really know like Torment making current individuals deeper instead of more. Was the day/night cycle a stretch? That one in general I know was a hot topic either way, too hard and time consuming.

Also what are we finding out now about DOS 2? That the current build was not taken from the EE version which had controller/split screen/added ui improvements, but instead they used an older non EE version and built DOS 2 up from there, the current build is missing very liked features that DOS 1 already has? That seems odd.

There is imo a lot of silence, slow updates, AND a lot lot lot more to show for DOS 2 to live up to. They are still trying to figure out the new combat model it seems. This will be a game like DOS 1 that has terrible game balancing that is improved over many months and patches... same ole CRPG story. Wait.

Yes that is a critical look from someone that liked DOS 1 and owns DOS 2 and likes Larian. But something so far is feeling off with DOS 2 for me.
 
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