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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs
21. Re: New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs Aug 16, 2016, 19:32 HorrorScope
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 18:59:
Looks can be deceiving, its impressive but its all about the throttling with mobile shit. Definitely wait and see for me.

I'm the king of wait and see and I agree with you, but I'm thinking this might be good... but also not buying yet. I only see one for sale at NewEgg ATM for $2k.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs
19. Re: New GeForce Drivers & Mobile GPUs Aug 16, 2016, 18:37 HorrorScope
 
I'm coming away pretty impressed with the notebook versions of their cards. Looks to be a great gen for laptop gaming.  
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans?
30. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans? Aug 16, 2016, 11:24 HorrorScope
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 16, 2016, 04:54:
007Bistromath wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 18:19:
Jerykk wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 16:11:
I think you're underestimating how much it costs to make a AAA 3D FPS/RPG. Here's a clue: significantly more than it costs to make a city-builder or 4X strategy game.
They don't cost that much, it's just that most AAA publishers are rabid about using those easy selling genres to step on their competitors' dicks. So, they budget that much, with a completely ludicrous amount of that budget going to marketing. Paradox tends to be a bit more sensible. Bloodlines is a niche product and will be marketed like one if they have any sense.

All the more reason to not make a 3D FPS/RPG. If you make a first-person game, customers will compare you to other first-person games, including AAA shooters. If you make a 2D, isometric RPG, you'll be compared to other 2D, isometric RPGs and that's a far more feasible bar for a small publisher to attain.

And a AAA FPS/RPG like DX: Mankind Divided most certainly costs at least $50 million just for development alone. We're talking about a multiplatform, fully-voiced, 40+ hour 3D hybrid action/stealth/RPG with large, open-ended levels, a wide variety of environments and interactive NPCs, side-missions with multiple solutions, branching storylines, multiple viable playstyles, both first- and third-person cameras, dialogue trees, cutscenes, etc, that's been in development for about 5 years. Marketing is usually at least double the development cost so I'm pretty sure the total budget for DX:MD is at least $100 million.

Seriously, AAA development is expensive. We're talking about teams of anywhere from 50-300 people working for years. If the average developer salary is $80k and you also have to pay for insurance and other benefits, coupled with the overhead associated with maintaining the studio, it adds up pretty quickly.

IMO those are things they can figure out, but if you do a ISO game then you are talking Vampire Redemption remake. They are purposely mentioning Vampire Bloodlines so to me they know quite well what it is and what would be expected. Whatever costs associated I have to assume they have taken that into account prior to asking "how badly do you want a Bloodlines game?".
 
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans?
26. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans? Aug 15, 2016, 18:56 HorrorScope
 
4D-Boxing wrote on Aug 15, 2016, 16:14:
Isn't this the game where devs dropped the ball or went bankrupt so indies were making patches etc?

Was either playing UT or MW4 like a madman and never got to play Vampire. Remember reading tons about the game and itching to play it..then things get blurry

This was the game that got robbed because HL2 was delayed, they were done with the game many months prior to release but they had to wait for HL2 to come out and it was delayed. Valve wouldn't allow the first Source 2 engine game not be HL2. They were in desperate need of money and timing crushed them. I can't recall if they went belly up prior to release even, if not soon afterward. It was a team spun off from Interplay.

To me this was one of the high water marks in gaming and it also shows me "the suits" just can't see it and really don't know where to take gaming. At the time it was really above the common grade and the industry should have recognized what was done here and carried it on through.

It has two of the best quests ever, the Haunted House and the Psychiatrist place. If one hasn't played it, I'd recommend doing so, still worth it.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Aug 15, 2016, 11:30 HorrorScope
 
Space Engineers...

But about it not being what we thought, or not done etc, this game had so much media attention on a national level even and someone bought it first day to be surprised of what it isn't? I mean somewhere this has to fall on the buyers hand. You could have waited a whole day and watched a 30 minute stream if one was somehow clueless at that point of what the game is.

Same as it will be for Star Citizen, if/when released any person that is surprised by the overall game will have lived under a rock or gives no fucks on any type of game related news. That to, will be on the buyer, that is the uniformed world they've decided to live in.
 
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans?
20. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans? Aug 14, 2016, 23:27 HorrorScope
 
Slashman wrote on Aug 14, 2016, 23:18:
Jerykk wrote on Aug 14, 2016, 15:29:
If they do make a sequel, it will probably be a 2D, isometric affair (which I'm perfectly fine with). I don't think Paradox has the money to make a 3D, FPS RPG hybrid.

Cities Skylines? Stellaris? They must be really hurting for cash...

Talk about a company that really had to sludge through years of low quality releases before they really started to have big success. Good for them.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 14, 2016, 22:13 HorrorScope
 
heroin wrote on Aug 14, 2016, 22:02:
I used to not like controllers until Witcher 3 (& Rocket League) pretty much forced me to get one. For No Man's Sky, the PC controls are terrible, no doubt about it. But, with a controller this game is a lot more fun to play. Haven't looked back, that is just the way the game way designed and definitely feels right.

Of all the things I've heard, other than the price, this is a reason why I wouldn't get it. If you have a 1rst person game on a pc and the k/m part of it isn't any good, you simply haven't even tried.

As for Witcher 3, I easily played it with a k/m.
 
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans?
17. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans? Aug 14, 2016, 22:11 HorrorScope
 
NKD wrote on Aug 14, 2016, 20:51:
ItBurn wrote on Aug 14, 2016, 20:42:
What??? 2D isometric game? Witcher-like? You guys are crazy. VTMB was amazing because it was what it was. Sure, some elements can be translated into other types of games, but you'll lose the sum of its parts. One thing's for certain: it needs to be first person. Being somewhat linear is also pretty important. Maybe if they make a successful sequel they can start thinking about making it open world or changing some aspects of the game. I liked all the Witcher games, but nowhere near as much as VTMB.

Yeah, I agree. The overall structure and presentation of VTMB was a large part of why it worked despite all its technical and production value shortcomings. Trying to make an isometric RPG or some non-linear sandbox game would just poop all over it.

It would be a reverse Fallout.
 
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News Comments > Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans?
11. Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines Sequel Plans? Aug 14, 2016, 17:03 HorrorScope
 
We've got most of the games that should have sequels, get their sequels now. This is definitely a game that deserves a sequel. I'm amazed it has been ignored for so long. But it has to be of the same style and quality. The original still has some of the best memorable missions I've ever played.  
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
5. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 14, 2016, 12:37 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 14:10:
"Airline carriers make massive record profits, and struggle with aging technology."

Well, I guess we know where those massive record profits are coming from.

It is crazy the money some airlines are making now, it's so much more than at anytime in their history, even the golden age of flight travel. So what do they do? Keep prices overly high when fuel has come down, fit more seats in a cabin, charge us for bags or anything they can dream up and do everything they can imagine not to give their people money. Good to see American has finally settled on a contract though, the people in the biz have been getting it in the shorts for a crazy long time as if the crash that happened now a long time ago is still in full affect. It isn't, it's their brightest days they've ever had.

As to the article with a new or old system...there will still be outages, because things break, news at 11 and as we probably know, there is a solid change the old stuff is more reliable than anything they'll put in there.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
67. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 17:32 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 17:14:
Between official DLC and modders, in 2 years this game will be awesome.

That's what I'm awaiting to see and have the time.
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break Win10 Follow-up
17. Re: Quantum Break Win10 Follow-up Aug 13, 2016, 17:31 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 17:26:
DangerDog wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 14:57:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 12:32:
Well we know who he's voting for.

Yeah, the queen of lies and flip flopping.

Trump cross dresses? That explains a lot actually.

Here's a chart of all the candidates, and how much they tell the truth. Opposite ends of the spectrum. Trump is basically a pathological liar. Objectively.

It isn't about lying, shit politicians been lying since the first politicians... B.C. If one is still all bunched up over that fact, well I guess they aren't capable of learning and retaining.

This reference isn't towards lying, it is in reference to saying or typing something and then telling us how we comprehended it all wrong. So we go back to the source, reread or listen again but still come away with our original comprehension no matter what said person tries to tell us afterward.
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break Win10 Follow-up
10. Re: Quantum Break Win10 Follow-up Aug 13, 2016, 14:00 HorrorScope
 
Darks wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 13:49:
Next thing you know they will be going back on their word about releasing the game on Steam and Win 7.

Site needs a like button.
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break Win10 Follow-up
5. Re: Quantum Break Win10 Follow-up Aug 13, 2016, 12:32 HorrorScope
 
Well we know who he's voting for.

I guess dry sarcasm is now a proper PR tool.

"sorry to hear you are having problems. Its unlikely we release another Win10 patch."

Yeah I can see how that can get stupid people with poor sarcasm detectors.

Thomas Puha - Head of Communications at Remedy / Quantum Break.

God damn and it probably pays pretty well.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
59. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 12:22 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 11:32:
You guys know this is available on GOG, right? With a 30 day money back guarantee, right? Not Steam's joke that is 2 hours.

The game is mana from heaven if you're a seriously OCD completionist type that likes repetitive tasks, it fucking sucks for anyone else. I think the average rating on GOG atm is 2 stars with most reviews voicing similar opinions and all looking to get refunds. So yeah, a ton of buyers remorse as I expected.

Well I took a quick look 10 of 25 pages of reviews and first it is now at 3 stars out of 5. But almost all the complaints are actually technical ones. Those without technical issues in general have seemed to enjoy the game to this point.

I've watch some streaming, I can totally see the OCD or boring state that kicks in as it does seem repetitive. But you are doing the "I went and saw this movie that most are liking which I don't understand why, because everyone at the theater I was at walked out and thought it was the worst movie ever". I don't see the level of what you said is happening over there at GOG reviews.

Then I searched the word "refund" on the first 10 pages, there was 3 that mentioned a refund. 1 was stating refund time, another was if they don't fix the tech issues within the time frame "We should all get refunds" and another stated GOG won't refund me. So that is far from everyone is asking and getting refunds.

One thing that peaked my interest was the person that said they wouldn't get a refund, so then I decided to see what GOG's 30 Day Money Back is all about. Well it isn't a "no questions asked refund" which Steam's 2 hour limit basically is, but yeah that is only 2 hours vs 30 days here, got it. They will give you your money back if you can't get the game to work period and you have to try, you can't just phone it in. Have you got your refund? It will be funny if you thought you could demo it and are then stuck for $60 on a game you knew you wouldn't like, just wanting to confirm you suspicions, tell the world you were right all along, as you gamed the system. That would be a hoot.

Here's the TOS:

https://www.gog.com/support/support_view/30_day_money_back_guarantee_faq#en

It's not like it is terrible for gaming at all, but there are some real outs for them to.

IMO you have overstated the issue there at this time.

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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
58. Re: No Man's Sky Released Aug 13, 2016, 12:02 HorrorScope
 
El Pit wrote on Aug 13, 2016, 10:27:
To sum it up, it is better to wait and see if they add more diversity in gameplay and flora/fauna, I understand? Maybe there will be a GOTY version in a year or so with added features. It's alright, I can wait.

I think I've heard they have long term support plans, is that correct? If so it will take the path of most survival games, and in years there could be lots to do, who knows.

Some say I feel sorry for those people... bs, there was plenty of information prior to release about what you really should be expecting from the game. So no one with an ounce should be coming away from this in some type of shock. In the case of day 1 issues, yeah that always sucks but if it gets sort out in the first few days, these types of things pass quick enough.

Lets act like we've all been here many times already.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds
47. Re: No Man's Sky Launch & Workarounds Aug 12, 2016, 16:55 HorrorScope
 
Silvanus wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 14:34:
Here is a pretty funny review.. Enjoy.. LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd6Ed_MULvI

-Silvanus

Guy does a review in a Jaboody Dubs sense.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
6. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Aug 11, 2016, 20:11 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 14:20:
garnish their wages until the day they die.

I like this idea, that would be a long-lasting painful reminder. Worst case they decide to leave the country to escape the penalty, good.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Issues
55. Re: Xbox One Controller Windows Issues Aug 10, 2016, 12:22 HorrorScope
 
shiho wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 17:57:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 9, 2016, 16:11:
What if I scan the system periodically and it comes up clean? I don't run real time, but I do scan every so often, haven't found anything in years.

What I've been trying to get through to people for YEARS, and which doesn't seem to sink in, is that post-factum "scanning" doesn't do shit anymore.

Either the attack is stopped before it hits the vulnerable software, via a TCP/IP scanner, or it gets stopped during the execution of the injected or just user- or program- ran code.

If it doesn't, the virus becomes a rootkit. From that point on, it is undetectable by conventional antivirus solutions, which lag 10 years behind industry needs in that department.

They mask themselves using filesystem tricks, append to system files, replace system files, etc. Some detect when infected files are being scanned, and un-infect them, then re-infect them. A lot of those tricks were used in the DOS era, and later forgotten.

ComboFix has been the one program that actually "roots" them out. It is basically an automated hacker toolkit designed to destroy harmful hacker toolkits.

If you run Win7 or XP, I suggest you have System Restore enabled, and then run it.

Windows Defender is the worst of the worst.

Does ComboFix work with Win10? I'll check and run it if so. I get your point, well noted and if these weren't mostly entertainment systems yes I would run a tighter ship. But I do measure the systems crticalness and the results I do see and adjust over time. I'm not saying I'm right, I'm not telling others not to do whatever makes them sleep at night and all that.

I will say is you are very confident in what you mention and seem to shit on most AV systems in general it seems, but I have to think then almost all people using AV's are running AV's that you possibly deem as no good, so look at all of that false hope. I want real hope, if it is there for window dressing, I really have no need for it. If it can really do the job, then I wants.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Aug 10, 2016, 12:15 HorrorScope
 
As Madden would say if you got 10 million species you have none, or was that QB's?  
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