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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
46. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 16:42 HorrorScope
 
4D-Boxing wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 15:59:
My understanding is that ultra textures aren't much superior to high and, shadows, reflections, volumetric lighting are the source of the huge performance drop. If so, that explains the freakouts... since it may be shadows, reflections and lighting on objects we don't see.. box behind the box and the little bush behind it...

Yep pretty much the same things over and over with most games. How can you be a pc gamer of any length other than brand spanking new and not know to go in gfx settings and play with a few common ones if performance isn't to your liking? Next thing we'll find out is people don't know what FPS Counters are and don't use them. Or what vsynch is. Textures? What are those?
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
43. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 16:34 HorrorScope
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:08:
MajorD wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 12:00:
Desalus wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:21:
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:14:
Im kind of glad I had trouble preordering, as it seems that the game needs more time in the Oven.

Yet another example of a AAA game which people shouldn't have preordered. You would think Deus Ex would be a safe game to preorder, but I guess nothing is these days. It's kind of funny how many people don't learn any lesson from the many terrible releases of AAA games in the past few years (especially on the PC).

Yeah, unfortunately less and less games are safe to pre-order and/or purchase at launch, and it seems to have become the norm. It's all driven by the mighty dollar, unrealistic ship dates, and shoving games out the door before they're ready. It seems to be getting worse, and will probably continue to get worse until people stop buying into the hype and start voting with their wallets.

Heck, I've seen some Indie alpha game releases more complete/optimized than the garbage some of these AAA publishers are shoveling.....*cough* No Man's *cough* Sky. These companies should be ashamed and embarrassed at some of the crap the let go out the door. But hey, if people buying what they're shoveling, then they'll keep shoveling.

It has become the same cycle over and over again:

1) Publishers market and hype the crap out of these games, and promise the sky.

2) People become so pumped for this new glittery shiny game, the excitement clouds their memory of how they were burned by the last AAA bug ridden incomplete game.

3) AAA game is released incomplete and un-optimized.

4) Everyone bitches and moans, saying they're never going to pre-order and/or purchase day one.

5) Rinse, repeat.

As other people have stated, you're better off waiting 6 months or a year when all the bugs are ironed out, the games has become more optimized, and selling at a better price ta boot! There is plenty of games in everyone's libraries to keep them occupied for that long.......



I mean, hasn't this been true since forever? It isn't as if games weren't overhyped and often released in unfinished states in the 90s. The biggest change is it now impacts console games, too, whereas in the old days console games tended to work as advertised (if be much less ambitious.)

Yes forever. I don't get how most here don't have so many games now that they can play, that they still get hyped up several times per year on the next shiny. That's an expensive game that can burn you too often. I get MP games that you want to compete in start out equals, but SP games? Relax and let the game prove itself. If BN users are the wiser from being here, then it is truly a failure.

Hell I get the old days, you waited months for something good, that was real. Today? Wow if you can't find anything now you're chasing games like some chase an alluding drug high. You are ready to move on in life. And then if you are one hating on VR ta boot, you are really stuck in a rut, you want something new and fresh but it has to be the same ole over and over that will do it. Oh ho boy.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
20. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 11:55 HorrorScope
 
Desalus wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:21:
VaranDragon wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:14:
Im kind of glad I had trouble preordering, as it seems that the game needs more time in the Oven.

Yet another example of a AAA game which people shouldn't have preordered. You would think Deus Ex would be a safe game to preorder, but I guess nothing is these days. It's kind of funny how many people don't learn any lesson from the many terrible releases of AAA games in the past few years (especially on the PC).

I don't know why we would think it would be safe to pre-order. It's a AAA publisher... this is what they do.
 
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News Comments > PlayStation Now Coming to PCs
12. Re: PlayStation Now Coming to PCs Aug 23, 2016, 16:49 HorrorScope
 
Simon Says wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 15:45:
Peeps... notice... no GPU needed, I suspect a streamed lag fest. Forget about textures and co. This is as shitty port'ish as it can get.

No GPU needed, just something called a sound card. Yeah, no K/m conversion at all, most likely it will require a PS gamepad, no?

But yes I use a masterrace system to stream other systems games, cuz it makes sense.
 
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News Comments > Divinity: Original Sin 2 Early Access Next Month
4. Re: Divinity: Original Sin 2 Early Access Next Month Aug 22, 2016, 20:35 HorrorScope
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec7FQU8UnJk  
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News Comments > Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up
6. Re: Zenimax vs Oculus Heats Up Aug 22, 2016, 20:17 HorrorScope
 
So lets say Facebook never gets involved. It remains a kickstarter project. I don't recall Zenimax's name ever coming up within that kickstater.

But in reality, it was really Palmer fronting a Zenimax's kickstarter?

I assumed Palmer and his team, whoever they are, were the one's who would deliver Oculus. I simply never heard Zenimax's name come up.

Carmack comes into the picture 1 year after the kickstarter.

Hmmmm...
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans
36. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans Aug 22, 2016, 13:47 HorrorScope
 
Jackplug wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 05:53:
So what your all saying is that this game is completely an utterly fucking boring as shit. After listening to all the reviews and stuff, it does sound so fucking boring.

Some will think that, I have others saying they love it. Go figure opinions.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans
35. Re: NMS player base says buh bye Aug 22, 2016, 13:43 HorrorScope
 
Dev wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 01:50:
Overon wrote on Aug 21, 2016, 23:16:
Sean Murray is a liar and a younger version of the bullshit artist Peter Molyneux.
He can't be that bad

He isn't that bad, because at worse, he's only done it for one game.

Personally I didn't find that guy all that likeable, which is fine, I don't judge games on devs makeup.

I always get a good chuckle out of Angry Reviews. But riddle me this, a game that is so massive, he does a little here and there and he doesn't see some of the things that were promised. Is it very possible he hasn't played enough? Perhaps it does exist further in? He went to the center of the universe using some speed-run method, is it possible something on his character didn't qualify for it and why he was pulled away? I mean he could be right, but can we say without a doubt some of the things he didn't see don't exist if played correctly and longer? I dunno...
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans
34. Re: NMS player base says buh bye Aug 22, 2016, 13:42 HorrorScope
 
fujiJuice wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 00:49:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 21, 2016, 16:49:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2016, 15:39:
http://www.githyp.com/no-mans-sky-has-lost-78-of-its-playerbase-in-its-first-week-on-steam/

Right because it falls right along with about 20 other games that are these explore/survival games that are unfinished. Yes this is 1.0 but I'm sure they have so many features they want to add, that many other games in the same state would have just called themselves Early Access. The one difference is save games from a released game vs early access are completely different, they will need to keep compatibility.

How many of those are $60?

One of my two very solid reason on why I didn't buy it. I can't help people with cash and not enough sense to check, esp those that frequent game sites. We all knew this one here. Did he lie? Yes and smirked off other claims. But we knew, I hope you weren't one that got caught.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans
8. Re: NMS player base says buh bye Aug 21, 2016, 16:49 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2016, 15:39:
http://www.githyp.com/no-mans-sky-has-lost-78-of-its-playerbase-in-its-first-week-on-steam/

Right because it falls right along with about 20 other games that are these explore/survival games that are unfinished. Yes this is 1.0 but I'm sure they have so many features they want to add, that many other games in the same state would have just called themselves Early Access. The one difference is save games from a released game vs early access are completely different, they will need to keep compatibility.

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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
37. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 20, 2016, 20:57 HorrorScope
 
Mordhaus wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 17:57:
2. The new Metallica video dropped and it is AMAZING! Who can be mad at a time like this?

Not enough FOV in that video.
 
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News Comments > Tyranny Video Diary
9. Re: Tyranny Video Diary Aug 18, 2016, 18:55 HorrorScope
 
Looks good, nice take on playing the other side.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft VR Games Release Schedule
5. Re: Ubisoft VR Games Release Schedule Aug 18, 2016, 18:41 HorrorScope
 
Bumpy wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 13:07:
They all certainly sound neat but how do they expect to make money catering to the tiny amount of VR owners?

Fostering a future?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
20. Re: AMD promises the world (again) Aug 18, 2016, 17:45 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 13:47:
The world will just wait and see, AMD.

Yep, we're way past talking.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs
34. Re: New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs Aug 18, 2016, 14:01 HorrorScope
 
As I start my investigation I found this video first, quite good in presentation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTadHMK3ELs

He looked into after a lot of reports.

1. He never noticed an issue prior to hearing about it.
2. But he continued to hear so he wanted to test.
3. He shows in the bethesda games he ran it had a high DPC. Witcher did not.
4.After looking deeper, the DPC was caused in startup, alt-tab, and exit and not during game play, he switched to windows mode to bypass alt-tab to measure while playing. As he stated he played for over an hour with smooth game play.
5. He concluded this is over reported. People are seeing spikes because they are going in and out of the app and that is the cause of the spike.

I will say that is just one sample and more can be done, but I did find it interesting and will continue looking into this. Does someone show where going in and out of an app isn't measured and just pure game time playing?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 18, 2016, 13:25 HorrorScope
 
Wrong thread posted in...

This comment was edited on Aug 18, 2016, 14:00.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 18, 2016, 12:49 HorrorScope
 
Simon Says wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 11:38:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 10:00:
It's a good thing gas cars never catch on fire, no wait.

1 Tesla fire post shield installation per 100 million miles driven.

Compared to:

1 traditional car fires per 20 millions miles average driven.

Still 5 times safer with the current, albeit limited, data.

Someday they'll have to stop making a fuss out of every incident, 1 traditional car catches fire every 17 hours in average and that's ONLY in the US.

It does sound like there is a lobby against advertising a Tesla failure whenever they happen as if new-tech has to be perfectly pristine. Face it fear is rampant and they use it.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Financials: 15M Overwatch Players
34. Re: Activision Blizzard Financials: 15M Overwatch Players Aug 18, 2016, 12:40 HorrorScope
 
Darks wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 00:32:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 23:00:
Have absolutely no desire to play Overwatch and Hearthstone. Nor Diablo (do not like the subject matter). Nor Heroes of the Storm (it bores me). And my WOW sub is pretty much coming to an end. Don't care for Legion (it's more of the same). I have the complete StarCraft 2 game that I can barely bring myself to play (I find it boring).

I guess what I'm saying is Blizzard no longer makes games that appeal to me.

I feel the same way, but try telling that to the 15 million other idiots who drank Blizzs Cool aid.

But then there are things like opinions. IMO you don't have to like something and also not care what others like. That said, I haven't done Blizzard in a long time. Overwatch probably is fun like their card game, I feel I already played Overwatch game years ago for less and can go back there again, sure not with millions of others, but more than I need to play with. I assume a lot of people want to play the popular thing because it keeps them in a popular topic and crowd. Maybe instead of a TV show being water cooler topics, popular games are.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs
33. Re: New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs Aug 18, 2016, 12:36 HorrorScope
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Aug 18, 2016, 04:50:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 23:37:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 19:39:
The thread explains that it happens mostly at high framerates, 70+ FPS, vsync and some other things. Also some Windows versions seem to be fine.
It also explains that Nvidia always had problems with DPC latency, yet it never was that big of a problem that you could either see or hear it. That is only happening with Pascal.
So yeah, the average user wont see it, most actually dont even realize, even if they have that problem. My friend for example bought a 1080 and has that problem, but he didnt even notice it until I pointed out the obvious. Was quite funny, and now hes mad as hell at Nvidia, even more than I was at the 4 GB lie of my 970. But Im not going to pay that much money to be an average user or ignore stuttering/crackling.


If that were to happen to you. Since you mention things like vsynch which I don't use, other things and some windows version. I'm confident my game is smooth in appearance and feel, unless there is something really less visible. But fine don't buy the card, thanks for the heads up though.

As I said, some report it. Some report it happens even with Vsync off at high FPS in games like CSGO. You can go check your DPC latency yourself with listed tools and need to understand what it is. High DPC latency is never good and WILL sooner or later make problems. I had my fair share with that before, even without Nvidia cards. The whole system will slow down and other problems will arise.
If I had a latency of over 250Ás (Nvidia cards always cause a DPC latency of about 150), I would be worried. But I guess some people just like to waste money for extremely fast stuff, only to have it crippled by things like that...
Not to mention tolerating shit like this, tells them to keep doing it in the future.
It is unacceptable, and it doesnt matter if you "feel" it or not. Its there and its a problem.

I like your knowledge Muscular but you end it too harshly. I will get some tools to test to see, but I'm still getting very high frames like I should be getting and I'm not having slow down over time, assuming a few hours at a session is a legit enough time. I do get being technically sound, but I also deal real world to and if it isn't affecting me it isn't affecting me. Perhaps there are variables and the game that is being played comes into play... I do get your point.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs
29. Re: New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs Aug 17, 2016, 23:37 HorrorScope
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Aug 17, 2016, 19:39:
The thread explains that it happens mostly at high framerates, 70+ FPS, vsync and some other things. Also some Windows versions seem to be fine.
It also explains that Nvidia always had problems with DPC latency, yet it never was that big of a problem that you could either see or hear it. That is only happening with Pascal.
So yeah, the average user wont see it, most actually dont even realize, even if they have that problem. My friend for example bought a 1080 and has that problem, but he didnt even notice it until I pointed out the obvious. Was quite funny, and now hes mad as hell at Nvidia, even more than I was at the 4 GB lie of my 970. But Im not going to pay that much money to be an average user or ignore stuttering/crackling.


If that were to happen to you. Since you mention things like vsynch which I don't use, other things and some windows version. I'm confident my game is smooth in appearance and feel, unless there is something really less visible. But fine don't buy the card, thanks for the heads up though.
 
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