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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 > Call of Duty: Black Ops II Free Weekend
6. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Free Weekend Feb 21, 2013, 18:11 4D-Boxing
MajorD wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 16:58:
Yeah, the fact that I have no interest in even trying it for a 'Free Weekend' should say something. Sleeping

The fact that I got this a xmas gift through steam and dont want to touch it says should say something as well! Cant even trade the thing for a 5$ discount towards a real game.

This game is competing with that Colonial Marines fiasco!
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News Comments > GeForce GTX TITAN Announced
59. Re: GeForce GTX TITAN Announced Feb 19, 2013, 17:51 4D-Boxing
AngelicPenguin wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 11:17:
Shataan wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 10:16:
Wtf is the point of having this kinda power if most Developers don`t push the vis envelope in their games.

Multi-screen gaming.

Or even just 2560x1600.
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News Comments > System Shock 2 on Tomorrow
48. Re: System Shock 2 on Tomorrow Feb 13, 2013, 21:15 4D-Boxing

The cyber-nannies are the ones that really scared me. Something about the sound and how they managed to sneak up on me was just leathal.

Amazing how to this day, I run into others that say this is their fav game ever. Even people that were not born when i started gaming on the vic 20.
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion
109. Re: Borderlands 2 Racism Discussion Feb 4, 2013, 21:51 4D-Boxing
D@amn... cant believe i missed this party!

You can be my bro Quinn. We just took one step for mankind together.
The family stuff you see is an illusion, its like if you where to go to lets say Russia walk into a bar... you would end up with the goup of people from the US or Canada etc.. People gravitate to each other because they dont feel like they fit in even if they try and assume that many around them think of them in term of negative stereo types. So both sides because of misconceptions and assumptions get into an "US" vs "THEM" mode to cope with the situation.

About the game, yes that part though short did leave a bit of a bad taste but sadly its common for me to hear people at work go into that "ghetto mode" when they talk to me. Some because they are uncomfortable..try to be funny and fail and others have less pleasant reasons for acting like that.

Maybe it does not hit as hard because its a common theme for bad jokes at work (before that school) or because of my lineage directly from the old continent and not slavery plus being the first born here. Anyways all this to say, people need to breath. People often see this as black and white but today there are other ethnic groups/races that treat me worst than some prejudice white people have.

Small groups always manage to make lots of noise and hijack and manipulate the issue which results in backward steps. Kids have surprised me, I see things today that I would not have seen when I graduated high school in 1991. Despite the drama etc... people educate themselves, info is more accessible than ever and society evolves. Not as fast as it should or could but it is evolving.
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News Comments > Dead Space 3 Launch Trailer
6. Re: Dead Space 3 Launch Trailer Jan 28, 2013, 14:23 4D-Boxing
someone told me this was the closest thing to SS2 atmosphere wise so i was going to pre-order and buy 1 & 2.

Correct me if i'm wrong,but didn't the devs or publisher have some fancy announcement just to say the PC version would be a bad port?

If so i'll save 1 & 2 for the summer gaming drought.
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Jan 25, 2013, 13:45 4D-Boxing
I'm kind of surprised the match-3 games this guy made were able to generate that much revenue, honestly. $53K over about 6 yrs, granted, but still.

I know this board is all rah-rah PC, but do people really care about these games or what their developers have to say? This is sub-Angry Birds material, on par with hidden object games.

Well people care enough to read the comments sections and sometimes post comments. Sometimes without reading the associated article! Why would they not care about this article?!
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News Comments > NVIDIA's Cloud Gaming
29. Re: NVIDIA's Cloud Gaming Jan 7, 2013, 17:26 4D-Boxing
Anyone else notice that Nvidia is setting itself up to be in a prime spot in the cellphone/tablet/portable gaming market pretty rapidly?

Maybe not those market but yes they seem to be getting ready for a major move. Based on the achitecture of their next GPUs, Nvidia may try to release its own gaming system. Their GPUs will now be able to run an OS due to the new architecture, i can see them having a small box with a SSD small PSU and a dual GPU similar to a 590 or 690 but no blue ray player.

Cloud processing would compliment their hardware. Latency issues make cloud gaming a poor alternative to what is out there now so this approach makes more sense to me. (Yes tech exists to eliminate latency and improve performance by 10 folds just using math...and other tech but we've been hearing it for years and nothing even though some improvements do not require changing the infrastucture)
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News Comments > Valve Living Room PCs Next Year?
64. Re: Valve Living Room PCs Next Year? Dec 10, 2012, 11:52 4D-Boxing
I was one of the first to say this would fail but after seeing Nvidia's road map.... They could easily succeed.

Upcoming gpus will be able to boot/run the os. All the costs associated to this endeavor went down 30% imho
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Specs
51. Re: Crysis 3 Specs Dec 3, 2012, 23:07 4D-Boxing

Thanks for info, I really appreciate the gesture.

Now I know what i'll be doing this weekend. Unless my HAF XB arrives
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Specs
48. Re: Crysis 3 Specs Dec 3, 2012, 20:56 4D-Boxing
theyarecomingforyou I cant contest your claims since I do not have Far Cry 3.

I wonder if its a case of everything looks better up close meaning that the draw distance is heavily reduced? Not that they used a console FOV but a similar impact visually? The Closest thing up to now was BF3 that being said, Metro looks better in some aspects but everything seemed to be up close no large vistas (at least from the benchmarks and the first little part of the game when you head into that refuge) . That's the type of scenario I'm referring to.

To be 100% honest your screen shots do not convince me either. Could just be the resolution since I run 2560x1600 or just the pic format.
The way technology evolves, its very possible that what you say is true.

Rant: I want a game that has Deathmatch...old school free for all. I cant believe I have to play COD4 Broadcast map to get a real DM game ( the map that the last 2 good servers I frequent runs). Oh and one has turbo mode that increases the speed and that's just bliss, no one spawning and laying down lol just pure carnage and one man army skills. yes I'm old but my twitch skills are still better than teenagers 25 years younger than me. If Chris Roberts can stir up interest in space sims, why cant someone do the same with old school DM?!?!
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Dec 2, 2012, 20:13 4D-Boxing
Electric Boogaloo.

Turbo and Ozone with p90s...

I take it NIN is a young pup like myself
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic
42. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Leaves Epic Oct 4, 2012, 12:37 4D-Boxing

Blaming a company for focusing on a successful platform?!?!?!
LOL people can tell themselves that if it makes them feel better. People hate the guy because he said a lot of BS. The guy just had to think before opening his mouth.

Its not hard to look up the comments, Google is your friend..
From there you'll be able see who made this personal.

Good for Epic but bad for the Thailand's ladyboys..
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 26, 2012, 19:10 4D-Boxing
I have to agree with Jerykk's comments. That being said, I don't get the comments about the controls. I may be old but we used to buy joysticks for flight/space sims. Racing games were either played with a joystick, wheel or later gamepads. Then people started complaining if a space sims did not having mouse support.

Now i'm even worried about all those new mech games. I did play parts of wing wing commander 2 with a mouse and keyboard but that was our first 386pc (first year of university) and my brother and I had to save up for a joystick. Today you can buy a cheap joystick or gamepad for less than most spend on pizza. On top of that they are not hard to open up and fix especially with the info we have online. If my brother and I opened up a vic 20 and repaired it and we weren't even in high school surly kids that can root cell phones can fix a cheap peripheral.

Anyways all this to say not a good port though the mouse performance is understandable (and this is coming from someone who cant stand gamepads). Looks at GoW pc that game had mouse support but it made the game so easy that solitaire looked like a tough game.

I think I've hit my quota for pointless rants for this year but I just had to say something.
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Double XP Weekend
19. Re: Battlefield 3 Double XP Weekend Jun 13, 2012, 18:28 4D-Boxing
The Windforce line of video cards is can be good but you need a case with very good air flow. The way the cooler is designed in a way that makes the heat flow into the case instead of out the back of your case.

If you go for SLI, you must make sure you have plenty of room between the cards the cards will overheat in no time. Trust me, I made that mistake with a pair of 580 (3GB) Windforce and had to change motherboards to get enough room between the cards.

Despite that and a modified Cosmos S case ( 2X high CFM 120mm fans blowing onto the cards) plus 3 top exaust fans etc.. I cant OC the 580 above 800Mhz. Technically these cards should hit at least 850Mhz.

That being said, these babies dont make much noise and do run very very cool in the right case!
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2012, Part 5
5. Re: It Came from E3 2012, Part 5 Jun 7, 2012, 22:44 4D-Boxing
I didn't notice any torso twist in Hawken. That and the footage worries me a bit. Like someone said it looked like a regular twitch shooter but with mechs. As a former Quake/UT player I like twitch shooter but I love Mech games just as much.

I used to enjoy going toe to toe against a Daishi with my Mauler. The abitlity to twist the torso gave me the option to sacrifice my back armor and specific torso or arm weapon to survive long enough and get the kill. Well that along with movement of course. In other words, I could also use the twist to distribute the damage.

Time will tell I guess...
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 2, 2012, 18:07 4D-Boxing
Fantaz wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 17:26:
Reviews have to mention all those technical details? Because gamers must know about SSAO, HDAO, FXAA, phong lighting model, etc.

Yes since its a performance review. They are looking at how demanding the game is on hardware not reviewing the actual gameplay etc..

That site does not review games its a hardware site.
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
6. Re: Hardware Reviews May 10, 2012, 20:19 4D-Boxing
Boston wrote on May 10, 2012, 18:07:
Wow, about the same speed as hd7970 at nearly $100 cheaper? Bad news for AMD. I expect another price cut announcement in the very near future.

Very bad news especially since the 680 is really a rebadged 670. The GK110 was supposed to be there big gun or 680 but they realized their 670 (GK104) was as fast or faster than an AMDs 7970.

Those 670 sure looks sweet. They can reach 680 performance or close if overclocked.

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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: 2 "Frozen"; MMOFPS Survarium Announced
32. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: 2 Apr 25, 2012, 20:07 4D-Boxing
Ouch, this hurts.

Like someone already said, rest in peace STALKER2...STALKER franchise etc..

I know I'm dreaming but imagine if Gabe Newell would pick these guys up. With proper funding, QA etc they could make something really good.

Anyways, despite the bugs, the STALKER series have given me the msot staisfying gaming experience in years.
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News Comments > Valve Confirms Hardware Plans
83. Re: Valve Confirms Hardware Plans Apr 13, 2012, 22:20 4D-Boxing
You think the figures saw this year is crazy money?!?! They are worth 3 Billion!!

MS lost 3.7 Billion just on the first Xbox! You don't need a business degree to see were i'm going with this...

I want Valve to succeed but they need to be strategic and use their business savvy.
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News Comments > Valve Confirms Hardware Plans
81. Re: Valve Confirms Hardware Plans Apr 13, 2012, 22:05 4D-Boxing
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Apr 13, 2012, 21:19

And then Apple later became the most profitable company in the entire friggin universe with a model based on hardware sales..

AH yes, the same the great Apple that got saved from bankruptcy by uncle Billy Gates (see history). How many sales flops before they released something that made them so big???

The cost of R&D to develop a viable piece of hardware that will sell like hotcakes not to mention marketing costs = lots of money in a shaky global economy.

The stock market loves people like you! Long live free enterprise!!

Anyways, Valve needs to position it's bread and butter first aka Steam and once the royalties $$ is rolling in like crazy they can look into hardware in order to maximize revenue by owning and controlling the distribution channel (hardware).

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