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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 23:48
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Origins System Requirements
14. Re: Assassin's Creed Origins Officially Announced Oct 6, 2017, 12:29 Kxmode
 
Verno wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 08:53:
Kxmode wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 03:46:
CJ - You are one sufferable schmuck. One does not merely assume 1080p is peasantry garbage. Its resolution works great on more than just Assassin's Creed titles. The very words you express are a poisonous fume. Not with ten thousand words could you communicate anything positive. It is folly to try!

He's right though. I want to see how it runs at higher resolutions, not console specs. At least publish a real High settings. 1080p is not High specs. The blog says its just dynamic resolution, code to me to mean a shitty console port. They are way too vague, "the possibility of running at 4k at 30fps or higher". Ok? What specs? What about 1440p?

I guess as a PC gamer, who's okay with 1080p, perhaps it is correct to say "a member of the master race who likes to mingle with the common rabble."

Joking aside the types of machine you describe get classified as "enthusiast," meaning a small portion of PC gamers have computers with those specs. If Ubisoft showed enthusiast specs as recommended they would likely discourage people with lesser specs not to buy for fear they would not get the best experience possible. I think what you're asking for is "Recommended Ultra." Contact Ubisoft and ask them what are the specs for that setting.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Anti-Cheat Plans
10. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Anti-Cheat Plans Oct 6, 2017, 12:25 Kxmode
 
BobBob wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 11:33:
Kxmode wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 01:38:
BobBob wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 19:25:
I always thought PunkBuster was fairly good. Never understood why it didn't become more popular with game developers.

Many gamers loathe PunkBuster to the point where publishers have to hide its use. Its parasitic nature has prompted the creation of removal tools since, as far as I know, uninstalling doesn't thoroughly remove it. Publishers are not going to riddle their multi-million investment with a DRM that has the potential to anger their customers.

But is VAC as effective?

Probably, but PB has a good track history.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Anti-Cheat Plans
7. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Anti-Cheat Plans Oct 6, 2017, 03:48 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 6, 2017, 03:14:
How fcking dumb do you have to be to run your open beta without even rudimentary anti-cheat software?

Apparently, it is a newsworthy feature.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Origins System Requirements
10. Re: Assassin's Creed Origins Officially Announced Oct 6, 2017, 03:46 Kxmode
 
CJ - You are one sufferable schmuck. One does not merely assume 1080p is peasantry garbage. Its resolution works great on more than just Assassin's Creed titles. The very words you express are a poisonous fume. Not with ten thousand words could you communicate anything positive. It is folly to try!  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Origins System Requirements
8. Re: Assassin's Creed Origins Officially Announced Oct 6, 2017, 03:02 Kxmode
 
I believe I have beyond the recommended specs:
- Windows 10 64-bit
- Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.5 GHz
- 16 GB DDR3 RAM
- Geforce GTX 960
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Anti-Cheat Plans
5. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Anti-Cheat Plans Oct 6, 2017, 01:38 Kxmode
 
BobBob wrote on Oct 5, 2017, 19:25:
I always thought PunkBuster was fairly good. Never understood why it didn't become more popular with game developers.

Many gamers loathe PunkBuster to the point where publishers have to hide its use. Its parasitic nature has prompted the creation of removal tools since, as far as I know, uninstalling doesn't thoroughly remove it. Publishers are not going to riddle their multi-million investment with a DRM that has the potential to anger their customers.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Discovery Oct 6, 2017, 01:31 Kxmode
 
I finally had a chance to watch the first three episodes back-to-back. I still don't like the redesigned Klingons, but I have my suspicions for where the show could be taking them and if it does then the redesign is brilliant. As far as the story goes, okay I am sold. Discovery has a fascinating premise. I like the "Section 31" direction the series is moving toward. The clandestine group has always fascinated me, and the few episodes they appeared in DS9 are among my favorite.

Jason Isaacs is excellent as Captain Gabriel Lorca and a welcomed replacement for Michelle Yeoh's Captain Phillipa Georgiou. Michelle's acting in the first two episodes was okay but never would have held my attention for a full series duration. Sonequa Martin as the lead is shockingly good. I think these three episodes are all around better than the first three episodes of most of the other Star Trek series if comparing first three episodes to first three episodes. This show has to hook faster with fewer episodes than the other series did. For me, at least, it has done its job well. So I give it a solid 8.5/10. As a bonus, the rampant lens flares are significantly reduced or outright gone from episode three. A change I readily welcome.

I have yet to watch The Orville, so my judgment is reserved.

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News Comments > Call of Duty: WWII Anti-Cheat Plans
2. Re: Call of Duty: WWII Anti-Cheat Plans Oct 5, 2017, 11:33 Kxmode
 
A publisher taking preemptive action against cheaters? I did nazi that coming!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Is coffee healthy? Sep 29, 2017, 17:39 Kxmode
 
I think John Oliver (and his writing team) sum it up best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rnq1NpHdmw
 
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2. Valve wiped nearly 200 'fake games' from Steam… Sep 26, 2017, 23:16 Kxmode
 
Nice. It's a good start. There are a lot more fake games in need of culling.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2017, 18:50 Kxmode
 
This is Star Wars Battlefront 2. The hype is making the Kessel Run in 12-Parsecs! Dance  
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News Comments > Cities Skylines Green Cities Next Month
6. re: Cities Skylines Green Cities Next Month Sep 26, 2017, 18:44 Kxmode
 
Gas Bandit wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 14:32:
But I like making poopwater-powered dams to generate electricity!

We wouldn't expect anything less from the Gas Bandit.
 
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News Comments > Cities Skylines Green Cities Next Month
5. Re: Cities Skylines Green Cities Next Month Sep 26, 2017, 18:43 Kxmode
 
I think all of us, at varying degrees, want a cleaner and healthier planet. This is encouraging.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2017, 12:57 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 26, 2017, 12:19:
The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life- the new sleep science.

Yeah, read that the other day. At the start of the year I made a resolution to get more sleep, but still averaging only 6 hours a night.

The expression "I'll sleep when I'm dead" takes on a whole new meaning.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 26, 2017, 10:58 Kxmode
 
Finished GW2 Path of Fire. Besides this one boss encounter mid-way through, I thoroughly enjoyed it all the way through. The story is excellent. There is so much lore in the story plus the maps. When I saw Vabbi, I nearly cried. It is so beautiful. I also got choked up seeing Augury Rock and the surrounding area. I put over 800 hours in Guild Wars 1 and its expansions, so it was a huge nostalgia trip down memory lane. Finally seeing Kralkatorrik or at least his head was a scene to behold!

The gameplay is solid and fun. The mounts are the star of the show. I did not realize until after I finished POF that there's a hidden fifth mount: the Griffon! It is about as close to a flying mount as you will get in GW2. The Griffon swiftly glides across the air. Spacebar makes it flap its wings thereby allowing you to stay aloft for much longer. It is still a glider, so eventually, I reached the ground.

All in all, I think the creativity and focus on this expansion is some of the best work I have seen Anet put out. The entire Season 3 plus POF was rad!

P.S. In case you are wondering, you will be able to solo ALL the story campaigns including the final confrontation with Balthazar.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
43. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2017, 15:26 Kxmode
 
Q: Why is this a mutually exclusive decision?
A: Watching only Oroville or Discovery and not the other IS a mutually exclusive decision. I'm watching both to decide which I like more.

Q: Also, did you just combine "Seth McFarlane" and "Star Trek" and come up with "proper Star Trek series?"
A: Yes, I did. The show isn't about Seth McFarlane. It's about the Oroville. This includes all the other characters, earth, and whatever the writers call the Federation, plus the aliens. The show looks like Star Trek from the bright lights, sets, away mission, uniforms, humor (yes, there was humor in TNG and DS9), and so forth.

Q: Lastly, how does Discovery not look like Star Trek?
A: Safe to say, everything.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2017, 23:09 Kxmode
 
I'm going to watch both Oroville and Discovery. I'll know then which is worth my time. At the moment, I am leaning towards Oroville because the show looks like a proper Star Trek series.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Launches
6. Re: Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Launches Sep 23, 2017, 22:54 Kxmode
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 22:28:
1) Rule no. 1: NEVER play on launch day
2) Rule no. 2: Don't be a tard.
3) Rule no. 3: Review rule no. 2 and rule no. 1, in that order.

Do you actually know anything? I played the expansion on day 1 with very little incident. Rule 1 is null and void.

Cram wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 22:05:
Sadly, despite their betas and stress tests, the server crashes have destroyed this launch. This is awful (not the content, the servers).

You might want to upgrade that potato you call a computer. I started playing around noon on Friday until the early hours (like 1 am). There was maybe 1-2 DCs. Other than that it was the smoothest expansion launch.
 
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite
24. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Sep 22, 2017, 17:12 Kxmode
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Sep 22, 2017, 17:01:
Can't they all just agree -like any sane person would do- that all of those games are fucking garbage?

Amen! MOBAs suck!
 
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News Comments > PUBG vs Fortnite
22. Re: PUBG vs Fortnite Sep 22, 2017, 16:52 Kxmode
 
Has BlueHole not see the glut of games on Steam? Most of it is derivative of other derivatives.  
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