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Real Name Abraham Petrovic Hannibal   
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Signed On Oct 31, 2003, 19:46
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News Comments > Metro Exodus Delayed
11. Re: Metro Exodus Delayed May 16, 2018, 13:40 4D-Boxing
Rhialto wrote on May 16, 2018, 12:22:
as well as keeping an eye on announcements from our competitor products
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 announcement responsible? Surely not, 2021 is so far vs Q1 2019. Just funny to read this quote the day after GSC's announcement.

Good observation! I immediately assumed that it was because of ray tracing, how demanding it is and how dx12 multi gpu support is handled. I can just imagine ray tracing + 4k hdr etc.

Guess, i'm old cause the cool people say sli/crossfire is a waste and server browsers are not needed. Started with UT99 voodoo 2 sli and still rockin dual gpu on my win7 rig lol.

Annoying day at work...don't mind my disjointed rambling
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News Comments > Are "Let's Play" Streams Legal?
35. Re: Are Jan 29, 2018, 12:49 4D-Boxing
Peter M. Smith wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 12:11:
panbient wrote on Jan 29, 2018, 11:49:
So... what's stopping the streamers from just asking the developers or publishers for permission before broadcasting?

Laziness or ignorance.

Excellent point and seems like common sense. The answer is probably the same as the one to this question... what's stopping developers or publishers from asking clients before changing the terms of use after they were accepted by the client.

I've never watched any and not interested in starting. Just trying to point out that things are not as cut and dry as we think. Not trying to be a D.
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News Comments > Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens
6. Re: Star Wars: Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Opens Oct 6, 2017, 12:48 4D-Boxing
Is there a server browser?

FYI, rubberbanding increased in bf1 as well so not sure what's going on. It's like the servers deteriorated over the last few weeks.
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News Comments > On Windows 10 Game Stuttering
8. Re: On Windows 10 Game Stuttering Sep 11, 2017, 13:09 4D-Boxing
MajorD wrote on Sep 11, 2017, 12:53:
ALLLLLL ABOARD, the trendy MS Bash Wagon is ready to depart!

I've used Windows 10 game recorder for various LPs, and it works very well, and I can't even notice it running in the background. Works way better than other recording software I've used.

So even though people talk about real world issues that have been independently corroborated etc. it's people jumping on the "bash wagon". This is Blue's News commenters are not casual PC users that rely on the neighborhood kid or they're children to setup their WiFi.

Just benchmarks of DX11 vs DX12 speak volumes and I won't even go into multi gpu sport issues or the findings of the Privacy labs of many the Commissioners from many countries.

Tried 10 from July to October 2016 and went back to what gave the best performance.
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News Comments > eSports Life Announced
3. Re: eSports Life Announced Sep 7, 2017, 22:16 4D-Boxing
rawbelly wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 22:11:
I really wanted to write something funny here but I am actually sort of sad this is a thing. I don't even know...

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News Comments > LawBreakers Roadmap
7. Re: LawBreakers Roadmap Sep 7, 2017, 13:09 4D-Boxing
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Sep 7, 2017, 10:19:
The low player numbers are unfortunate but the market is simply saturated with shooters. I'm definitely having more fun with Lawbreakers than Quake Champions tho.

Not trying to troll, but i don't any market saturation when it comes to online multiplayer FPS. I'm one of the few people that sees matchmaking as a step backwards. Others like myself basically have BF series and the free to play DB for a solid online experience. UT stayed in alpha so long that it's dead, CS:GO is getting long in the tooth. Overwatch was interesting, but relies on match making. They can keep matchmaking for those who need to play against easier opponents (people around their level). I jump in, get schooled for an hour or two, learn, adapt and school people with way higher ranks and clan members. I enjoy the challenge and get a certain satisfaction from being able to hang with people half my age and younger and or clans.

Anyways, all that to say there isn't much out there. Still hope Quake will have a server browser or it's a no go for people like me.
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News Comments > Battlefield 1: A Tsar is Born Next Month
17. Re: Battlefield 1: A Tsar is Born Next Month Aug 31, 2017, 23:31 4D-Boxing
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 13:50:
4D-Boxing wrote on Aug 31, 2017, 13:26:
How's the player base? Got this last fall and only started playing July 2017 and just switched to Dirty Bomb because it feels like you have to snipe or fly to have any success in bf1.

PC went from to many fps to a few and most don't have server browsers. I want to frag like its 1999 not 1991...

Well, as of a few days ago, BF1 still has a pretty decent playerbase as far as I can tell (in the US), games at any time of day or night possible, and they'll always be full. Conquest Large, 64player. I'm sure player count is down overall, but people leave and come back, as they get tired of whatever new game is out.

Gun/Vehicle balance is for the most part pretty good right now in BF1, honestly. Some people are complaining about shotguns not registering correctly recently, but anecdotal evidence, I haven't had any problems. As far as sniping/flying, way more people will be using Helriegel and some of the other popular and/or unlock required guns and dominating. Sniping loses games unless you are a phenomenal sniper. There's enough anti-air to deal with pilots, but yes, a great pilot can do very well.

I should probably try Dirty Bomb at some point, I hear good things (mostly) about that, aside from some free to play grinding annoyance.

Thanks for the info, really appreciated! Unlocked the autamtico trench & adapted my play style accordingly. Well d@mn, i almost almost feel bad for whom ever crosses my path lol. Now, you motivated me to get the Helriegel. Looked it up and oh my... Once i unlock it..

As far as Dirty Bomb, I'm an old school twitch fps gamer from the UT99 days. I'm a level 5 noob that doesn't know the maps and playing against people up to level 100+. Plus, I'm old (mid forties) haven't unlocked anything and I can hold my own. If the weapons i don't have access to are better, oh boy... people are gonna hate me! I don't know where the objectives are etc so I escort the team and mow people down and giggle. If you like speed you won't need to'll be sipping millennial tears! Yes, i'm in a good mood after trying the automatico.
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News Comments > Battlefield 1: A Tsar is Born Next Month
9. Re: Battlefield 1: A Tsar is Born Next Month Aug 31, 2017, 13:26 4D-Boxing
How's the player base? Got this last fall and only started playing July 2017 and just switched to Dirty Bomb because it feels like you have to snipe or fly to have any success in bf1.

PC went from to many fps to a few and most don't have server browsers. I want to frag like its 1999 not 1991...
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News Comments > X4: Foundations Announced
8. Re: X4: Foundations Announced Aug 28, 2017, 12:55 4D-Boxing
Since Vulkan requires application support on anything other than Win10 or Linux, what are the odds it'll be supported in X4?

Please no sli is dead replies, to me those are like when developers at work said dual screen or multiple window support is dead because of cell phones. Yes, dude actually said that!?
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News Comments > Quake Champions Early Access
4. Re: Quake Champions Early Access Aug 23, 2017, 07:07 4D-Boxing
Played 2 quick games assuming thinking that I missed the server browser. Really had fun, but uninstalled because matchmaking isn't for me and a quick search online confirmed that it doesn't seem to be in the plans. Horrendously bad move if that's the case. Might as well make it single player.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jun 19, 2017, 13:48 4D-Boxing
I don't have kids so this is just me reacting to the debate. Parents should do the parenting that's common sense, but you can't assume that all parents understand this simple concept. We just need to look at our own youth. We all got to experience something that we technically shouldn't because some kid we knew pretty much raised him or herself.

Does this mean that the gov. should step in and put in place these types of rules? (up to voters to decide & get involved).

I do not and have never lived in the US, but I seem to hear many Americans say that society is going down hill and fast (comments shared by people in most countries). Does this mean the gov. needs to step in or are modern human societies capable of policing themselves when it comes to raising future generations.

It's one thing to let say banks regulate themselves and have the people pay to clean up the mess if it goes bad. When its the society thats broken, are we willing to assume the consequences and pay the bill?

My extreme example, political correctness: countries that generate terror don't apply the concept so death to whomever was being said openly for decades and now we have people blowing themselves up on a monthly basis. Would gov. involvement with laws against hate speach helped? I have absolutely no clue and that's natural extension of the gov involvement debate in this day and age IMHO.

My 2 cents, translating on the fly so sorry if its all over the place.

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News Comments > Destiny 2 in October
12. Re: Destiny 2 in October Jun 13, 2017, 14:25 4D-Boxing
LittleMe wrote on Jun 13, 2017, 13:55:
PC is a much larger market and there's more money here too. However Destiny has its home on the consoles and yes QA is easier on consoles. It will likely be a dumbed down console game so don't get your panties all bunched up over it. Isn't Warframe the better game?

I believe the person is saying that PC Gaming is a smaller market. Yes, PC is a larger market in terms of machines in the hands of people. PC vs Console thing ended when i was a kid so 80s. Atari 2600 sealed the deal.

Not getting my hopes up about this game, not sure it's for me. May skip this just like I skipped stuff like TF2, overwatch etc...
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 in September
4. Re: Project CARS 2 in September Jun 8, 2017, 17:00 4D-Boxing
Gib007 wrote on Jun 8, 2017, 16:44:
I can't deal with racing on a closed track, doing laps and laps. I find it very boring. I like more open road racing from point to point at locations. I hope this one has more of that.

Hope so too. That's why the first NFS was so interesting (for its time), I think only 2 of the tracks that came with the base game were closed tracks.
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News Comments > MS Planning Mixed Reality, Cross-Platform MMOG
15. Re: MS Planning Mixed Reality, Cross-Platform MMOG May 16, 2017, 20:05 4D-Boxing
HoSpanky wrote on May 16, 2017, 18:18:
Dr donkles wrote on May 16, 2017, 14:59:
Cool, might be an interesting project.

Though, not if they force players into groups. I've never liked the whole team up aspect of mmos to accomplish anything.

Soooo you like single player games, not MMOs. Got it.

Good one! I'm actually in the same boat ad Dr. I like the persistent and human AI side of MMOs, but I don't want to be forced to team up. If I run into people on the way yeah i may tag along just like in real life, but like in real life I like being self sufficient. I've always built or picked my characters accordingly. Even in games like BF,I go solo and join people along the way like I was a squad member and move on when the job is done. There is also the human variable, players are the people we work with, commute with and see on the streets...what % would be trust worthy if real life was like say Walking Dead (mmo like adventure)? Anyways to each his own, this i just my antisocial view

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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 7, 2017, 12:45 4D-Boxing
NKD wrote on May 7, 2017, 10:33:
Slick wrote on May 7, 2017, 01:55:
why not 16 million DPI? no one uses more than 1600... 2400 max.

Eh plenty of people use higher than that. Here are the DPI levels I use on my mouse.

3200 is my desktop usage sensitivity, and typically what I use in games as well.

But yeah high DPI isn't really the thing to look for on a mouse. You want to find out if it has a good sensor. The sensor they cite in the article is a good one but they say it's a "custom" version so who knows.

I'd love to know if on the technical side there is a link between screen resolution and mouse dpi? My old mouse died after i moved from 1080p to 1440p. I was surprised at how different (smoother from my perspective (subjective)) it felt when i tried 3200 dpi on the new mouse.
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News Comments > Prey System Specs
18. Re: Prey System Specs Apr 28, 2017, 14:18 4D-Boxing
Slick wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 23:49:
djrxmx wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 23:39:
@ Fishingtime

I see your point. And, I've been playing PC games for over twenty years now. In the midst of watching one of the game play pieces of footage (it was a capture of the first 35 minutes of the game), I must confess I was bored with what I saw. I wanna be wowed during an introduction. I want to be inspired during an introduction. Neither of these emotions struck me while watching the footage. Also, there wasn't one game play feature that sparked my interest---it was total "been there before, nothing new" content. 35 minutes into a game provides plenty of time to show something innovative and creative, neither of which took place during the play and scenery. Really sad there are some developers out their lacking in innovative vision.

hmm, I don't know about that. Not all good games need to start with a flashy intro, especially if the point is to create atmosphere...

Agreed, 43 and gaming since the vic20. In this day & age i can't see myself being wowed or inspired by a game and i don't need that to form an objective view/impression/opinion.
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 Spring Update
7. Re: etc. Apr 27, 2017, 17:16 4D-Boxing
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 27, 2017, 16:36:
Removing control? You can still force respawn. It just gives an indicator now if a medic spots you and runs up to revive you.

I understand that not everyone wants to revive every time, but often it is the better play to get revived and save a ticket, and not have to run back for 20 seconds.

I remember getting angry in bf3 and using the force respawn because either it felt like the medic was reviving for xp points cause i was sure to immediately die or the medic didn't look at the battle field and was giving anyone with a scope a freebie. I quickly realized I had the option to force respawn when appropriate and wait if the revive won't me or the medic at risk.

BF4 gave me the impression that i got revived and killed by enemies but I didn't assume hack since the game had issues, bugs etc..

Anyways, I always keep in mind that my team is made up of people no different those we see everyday. Doesn't matter, of you work,got to school, chill all day everyday you know what i mean. It's like a team made up of coworkers or class mates... the human variable is in full effect lol
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
7. Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 3, 2017, 23:23 4D-Boxing
Task wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 20:31:
Saboth wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 18:01:
Lock him up!

Republicans' hypocrisy knows no bounds. Half of Trump's administration is using personal email for government business and Trump's using an ancient unsecured phone for communication, while talking about top secret information in public restaurants. Meanwhile Republicans aren't concerned that it seems Trump's entire administration has been in talk with the Russians, while Russia was actively helping him win the election, then after the election, he promised to lift sanctions on them. Hell, that's treason!

I agree with your first part since I called Trump and Hillary both being hypocrites, but not buying the Russian part. I totally called it that Trump also would be a Militarist like Hillary, which is what are we seeing now for example, because both would not be able to resist the temptations of the most wasteful budget this country has, on "Defense." The whole narrative regarding Russia reeks of McCarthyism, they are not an enemy. If you don't know what that is, look it up. If you are so concerned about a country "helping him win" (which is vague) then perhaps you would like a list of far more malicious things America has done to "help" someone win an election in other countries? And regarding sanctions, I take it you are for sanctions, even though they mostly hurt regular people like you and I? It's nothing more than economic terrorism. For discussion of Hypocrisy, we must be Fair and Balanced™, since it goes both ways.

Very good points. There are lots of "isms" that would apply to what is going in the US (left & right). To say "..they are not an enemy.." is interesting to say the least. look up "Putin's rise to power" as an intro. It should give you an idea of why Russia's action are not perceived as benign. It also gives some context to what's been reported about Putin/Russia over the last decade and more. I understand your point about sanctions, but think of the alternatives. Even though the people can overthrow anyone, gone is the era of the common folk rising up & risking life and limb for justice/greater good etc. For now, sanctions seem to be the only non military deterrent that's proving to yield results. I say results because it reduces the flow of money to those in power and limits the "gifts" they can make locally to maintain their grip on absolute power. If necessity is the mother of invention, maybe just maybe the need for change after years of sanctions will lead to innovative ways for people to mobilize for something as important as change. Look at how the disappearance of the middle changed the political landscape in the US. $ has become the great motivator!

My 2 cents

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 13, 2017, 07:09 4D-Boxing
Cutter wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 21:28:
Wow, another big fuck you from Obama as he leaves. Sending troops into Poland today too. Love the shock the hardcore lefties woke up today to find out that he's been the Deporter in Chief, deporting more people than any other prez. They're really been trying to fuck things up to cause as many problems as possible for the new administration.

I don't live in the US but, isn't the Deporter in Chief thing known since way before the election? Republican's accused him of being soft on immigration during the primaries and that story came out?! As for Poland, given Russia's actions in Crimea and the hacking would it be better to bend over and take it or show Russia that they're messing with the wrong Nation? Even Mattis the defense nominee is on the same page with regards to Russia. I'm in no position to comment on President Obama, I don't live in the US. From what I've seen on TV, he may have been to nice with regards to the hacking and Crimea. I don't get this sudden urge to submit to Russia. Oh and Marine Le Pen on Trump tower, she never met the President Elect or his people. She took over her dad's party, the guy who said Monseigneur Ebola would be a good way to take care of migrants. Anyways,the President Elect did finally agree that Russia is behind the hacking which at least helps eliminate the impression that Russia now calls the shots.

Democrats can only blame themselves for the result of the Election. All the info that's coming out about the hacking and Russia having dirt on the President Elect was on the news way before the election. The people spoke (voted) so no one can question the results of the election.

I just hope that all the crazies on this planet don't see the fear narrative from the primaries and election as a sign of weakness.

My two cents as an outsider, happy to see that you're still engaged and staying informed. Knowledge is power.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 13, 2017, 06:29 4D-Boxing
Fantaz wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 19:55:
4D-Boxing wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 19:11:
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 16:07:
Pigeon wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 13:13:
Rigs wrote on Jan 12, 2017, 12:02:
ASUS Demonstrates ROG Swift PG27UQ- 4K, 144 Hz, HDR, DCI-P3 and G-Sync.


Agreed! On a side note, though i'd like one of those monitors, am i wrong to think that we'll need some serious video-cards to really see the full benefits of this monitor. I know the low end limitations of gsync in terms of fps and that we can do 60 max details with high end cards. I max out the details on my xb270hu and usually play at 80 fps minimum. I want to do the same at 4k. HDR isn't widely supported so I'm strongly leaning towards enjoying 1440 for a couple more years.

fixed your quote... i also agree, 27" a bit too small for 4K. 34"+ is needed

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