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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patched
10. Re: No Man's Sky Patched Aug 11, 2017, 23:11 HorrorScope
 
Yep, never count games still under development out.

If this becomes something very good in the end, I thank upfront all those that paid full retail to make this possible.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 11, 2017, 10:34 HorrorScope
 
It's a sign on how much progress we really have made. It gets me to this day working on a customers system, that I hit everything else but a reboot sometimes and when I finally come up with that sage like thought and it works... the feeling of jeeze that got me. That used to be the first and second thing you tried back in XP's day.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 10, 2017, 19:30 HorrorScope
 
Pigeon wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 08:48:
A quick search suggests the graphics hardware is not available to run most modern games at or near 144 FPS @4k. Even two 1080tiís in SLI are only hitting around 60FPS in many games, seems like they could wait till 2019. Though Iím sure there are a lot of people who would(will) throw money their money at them regardless, because OMG 4K144GSYNCHDR!!!!!


4k - sharper
144hz - smooth and solid, in and out of games. Never going back.

You don't need the FPS to see and feel it.

That said, I do want this someday, but I've got some years still. 1440P 144hz will be my next target in a couple years.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 10, 2017, 19:25 HorrorScope
 
If that google thing works, they scored a point with me today.  
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Early Access Phase 2 Next Week
2. Re: Conan Exiles Early Access Phase 2 Next Week Aug 10, 2017, 12:01 HorrorScope
 
That is probably my biggest beef with EA.

I wonder if they've programmed in Shrinkage in the cold north?
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
16. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 12:00 HorrorScope
 
Wesp5 wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 11:55:
ForgedReality wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 11:13:
On a positive note, I just picked up Prey 2017 for thirty bucks. Holy shit it's totally worth it. I mean, it starts out slowly, but I play my games slowly anyway, scrounging every little nook and cranny to try and find every little thing.

Congratulations ;)! You'll be able to finish the main story in about 5 hours (I don't know if side missions count), while visiting the same 10 plus maps over and over in a backtracking record that beats SS2 easily to stretch out a short game. You might like it nevertheless if you liked SS2 because it's basically SS3 :)...

Took me longer than 5 hours and I have ZERO problem back-tracking, it lets me gain familiarity and opinions and a feeling of each area. I mean if I hated it... man I'd sure hate real life and this fucking office and home I'm in. Yup, Prey is a good one.
 
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News Comments > Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales
15. Re: Lawbreakers Launches to Great Reviews, Poor Sales Aug 10, 2017, 11:58 HorrorScope
 
Timmeh wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 10:21:
No its because everyone who might buy that game is obsessed with PUBG and that style of game currently.

Other than Overwatch.

Bad timing on release. The market is different right now.

I'm mostly of this belief. To me it is incredibly difficult now to get something new established, unless you have a devote following. It has to be good, but then it has to have the whole timing/word of mouth thing going. Hey finally something a great marketing team could make a difference on, but will fail since they aren't great.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 9, 2017, 21:13 HorrorScope
 
Yeah WaltC has his reasons, but to me that was a bit thick, felt fanboish. The overall cost savings to me is little since I don't upgrade mb/cpu/ram that often, so this isn't really a compounding thing.

Intel/Nvidia for many years to me were undeniably better, sure AMD was cheaper and you got what you paid for along with the heat. Their CPU's lost over a decade with me, their GPU's are in and out of being competitive.

Currently the cpu's are competitive as CJ states, as all-arounders. Pure gaming the 7700K is still where it is at, could change as multi-cores become more ingrained. Nvidia has the lead currently with GPU's no question.

I only upgrade when something is approaching near a 50% increase or better. My i7 is old enough there are procs now doing that in overall benches. I'm trying to see Intel compete here before I make the AMD call. The thing is, it will be nearly $200 more the intel setup.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 9, 2017, 14:50 HorrorScope
 
Ozmodan wrote on Aug 9, 2017, 10:36:
Currently running a 1700 with fast memory and it competes with any other Intel processor.

I'm not going to say I'm done with either, I don't care about their names, but what they offer. Good to see AMD competing.

That said, if I do go new proc, yep 1600 or 1700 with fast ram is what I'm now looking at.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
6. Re: Evening Mobilization Aug 9, 2017, 11:24 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 8, 2017, 22:37:
Or maybe store your ammo in a more secure location that can't be destroyed by a commercial drone.

To me that is besides the point. There are many reasons drones don't need to be close to many things, military a no brainer. IMO they are a real conundrum overall. Cool yes, but it comes with a lot of issues.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 8, 2017, 11:54 HorrorScope
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 7, 2017, 23:16:
Seriously... Bridge Crew isn't on there?


And Luck Palmers Fox Jumper is? Isn't that last year?

But overall the list gives me a lot of things to check out besides just the games dept. Google Earth with VR is pretty amazing. The controls could have been a bit more intuitive though.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 8, 2017, 11:09 HorrorScope
 
Companies and their scare-tactic agreements:

"Uber claims in their Terms of Service that they are not responsible for anything and that you are unable to sue them," wrote Wilcox. "I have proved that wrong in a court of law, and I encourage you to never give up fighting for what is right in all aspects of your life."
 
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News Comments > etc.
31. Re: etc. Aug 7, 2017, 11:56 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 7, 2017, 02:29:
And if they turn a 30 hour game into 100 hour grindfest if you don't buy said microtransactions, are you going to just grind it out?


Is that happening?

As for the industry, the big boys are reporting record earnings, so everything good there. Base prices drop faster than ever, but there are optional micro/dlc charges now to make that up. I don't think I've ever bought a micro for a single player and dlc is based on value to me. Their costs, do they still go up for the same volume of content produced? It would be nice that salaries go up, but headcount should be stable or lessening. as the tools are better than ever. They should be able to do more with less, which is the sign of a well run maturing industry.

I won't buy this game immediately, so I'll get to see if the microtrans are really a bad thing or a gamer option. If it is bad, yeah that would be upsetting, but only to the point of move on and play something else, their loss to me.
 
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Aug 6, 2017, 18:08 HorrorScope
 
This is single player right?

I don't know why God needs a spaceship.

I don't know why I have to buy better loot to compete vs myself.

Are they getting rid of easy/med/hard and turning this into an impossible to win game otherwise?

Hmmm....
 
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News Comments > Oculus Home Warms to Steam
6. Re: Oculus Home Warms to Steam Aug 5, 2017, 14:55 HorrorScope
 
Frijoles wrote on Aug 5, 2017, 13:39:
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 5, 2017, 13:20:
What they need is a way to have oculus games be installed on a any drive you have vs the one you set oculus up on originally.

You're probably already aware of symbolic links. Pain in the ass, but they work. It's hard to believe anyone would put out software that doesn't allow you to move where the files are located. Even their SDK was pretty bitchy about it's path for a while (under DK1).

Also, while nice to have, this change above isn't a big deal. What I want is for Oculus games to work in Vive without jumping through hoops and using Revive. Some games are cross-compatible, but not many.

Yes, but thanks anyway for the tip.

Good point, even though no one is crazy about their own exclusives, it really is a fair advantage at this time for Oculus being allowed to dabble a bit more in both sides software. Perhaps this wall will fall down soon.

What I don't feel is any facebook/advertising strong arming like many immediately clinged to. Can it be coming? If it does, I think that will be on the mobile end, this is too small of peanuts. Yes you can link your account to facebook, an option. If you do, you can still shut everything else off but this superficial link.
 
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News Comments > Grimoire - Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Takes Flight
14. Re: Grimoire - Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Takes Flight Aug 5, 2017, 14:49 HorrorScope
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 5, 2017, 14:39:
Saboth wrote on Aug 5, 2017, 11:51:
2. The developer is supposedly far alt-right, with a doomsday bunker, etc., so people are using that against him.

I am not interested in this game, especially with D:OS2 around the corner, but surely that would be a valid reason for not supporting this game, if somebody disagrees with the maker(s) politics?

Reading random excerpts from his blog, he seems like an insane person. Nothing supposedly about it, unfortunately.

It would be how he presents himself with his politics. I never got into this whole thing here, but what I did hear it was substantial. Sort of like a Derek Smart type figure with his own ways. Sometimes the person does affect the product.
 
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News Comments > Grimoire - Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Takes Flight
13. Re: Grimoire - Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Takes Flight Aug 5, 2017, 14:47 HorrorScope
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 5, 2017, 13:53:
Gotta admit though, the game is super deep. In the mid 90s I might have been all over something like this. Definitely not today though.

That's true. If it could have been a little more modern in some ways, it would catch my eye a lot more. But then again that is what a 20 year development game looks like. Just think if he started with say where unity is today, he could have done this in a lot less time and with better results.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Home Warms to Steam
3. Re: Oculus Home Warms to Steam Aug 5, 2017, 13:20 HorrorScope
 
Allowing steam games within the Oculus eco is a nice to have, not a game changer, but still claps.

What they need is a way to have oculus games be installed on a any drive you have vs the one you set oculus up on originally. It took Steam forever to do this, but man that is a so needed feature. So much so, I want to buy the games on Steam so I can direct them as I wish. Oculus not having this, nearly forces me to choose the Steam buy option. Hope they are reading this and can put 2+2 together here.

I will be interesting to see the numbers on how their sales went. Both units have some minor advantages and disadvantages vs one another. But the rift being 1/2 price on sale and now 40% regularly, that is significant.
 
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News Comments > Grimoire - Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Takes Flight
7. Re: Grimoire - Heralds of the Winged Exemplar Takes Flight Aug 5, 2017, 13:10 HorrorScope
 
"Cleveland Mark Blakemore's Magnum Opus!"

Compared to what other works of his?

But yes, finally... If it could have been more like Wiz8, then I'd think he'd have something. This is way old school and yeah a $10 at best if I want to put myself through this.

On the $/hour thing, to me after a point the $1 for $1 hour thing changes when you get up in high hour usage for me. Single player games get too repetitive for me after some point almost always with games going past 30 hours. Starting to think my sweet spot is around 15/15. Plenty of time to get the feel and then let me go play other things. I like it, make a follow up with another 15/15, all square on this keyboard.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
12. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Aug 4, 2017, 20:06 HorrorScope
 
e-sport I take it wins marketing votes vs e-competition.

As for the definition, when the times change, so can definitions.

To me it's why does it really matter? Just another sign of old and change resistance.

The kids are coming and they're bringing their e-sports with them.
 
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