Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - RSS Headlines   RSS Headlines   Twitter   Twitter
User information for Evil Timmy

Real Name Evil Timmy   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname None given.
Email Concealed by request - Send Mail
Description I'm an electro/glitch/bmore/breaks DJ and long-time avid gamer from Hong Kong. BitTorrent is another one of my hobbies, and I've been an active part of the community since early 2003.
Homepage None given.
Signed On November 22, 2003
Supporter -
Total Comments 476 (Amateur)
User ID 19465
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ] Older >


News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits

2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Feb 8, 2020, 15:55 Evil Timmy
 
I snagged an Acer ED323 Abidpx on a recent Lightning Deal, and at $180 for a 32" 144Hz how could I resist? My previous monitor was a HP Omen 32" 75Hz (both Freesync/G-Sync compatible, powered by a moderate-OC 1080) so you'd think the difference wouldn't be that massive, but I really, really like the Acer. The first day or so the curved display threw me off but after settling in the curve really does feel more natural, and gives more even color and brightness with minimal backlight bleed or haloing. It's a waste on smaller monitors, but if you've got a 32" monitor on your desk it's worth seriously considering for your next purchase.  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Microsoft Restates PC Gaming Commitment

12. Re: Microsoft Restates PC Gaming Commitment Feb 7, 2020, 00:44 Evil Timmy
 
I assume they use a similar form to "From the desk of: Bender", with a bunch of checkboxes like "Allow real people to test the UI" and "Extend QA to, like, a full week" and "Security? Security!" and this week's "We're really, really going to support PC gaming this time, promise, pinky swear" with a final one at that bottom that says "And this time I mean it"  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Steam Top 10

5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 5, 2020, 16:31 Evil Timmy
 
While they could have handled the time jumps in a much more deft manner, the showrunners have said the main reason for them is that Ciri wouldn't even be in the story until two or three seasons in, if told purely chronologically.  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Consolidation

8. Re: Sunday Consolidation Jan 5, 2020, 16:23 Evil Timmy
 
It's because the limiting factor isn't necessarily just the SSD's speed, it's the CPU and memory decompressing those assets after they're read, loading the GPU's memory from that, and the efficiency of the processes and hardware that move all that data around. Later on in the article they even talk about how many modern games duplicate commonly accessed data to compensate for the slow random read response of HDDs, which is an inefficiency easily dropped with NVMe drives.

I've had the chance to test load times between a standard ~520MB/s-read SATA3 SSD, and ~2GB/s and 3GB/s NVMe drives (Intel 750 & Samsung 960) in the same system, and the reduction in load times going from SSD to NMVe was maybe 10-15% despite 3-6x the read speed, but hardly noticeable between the NVMe's. On an OG fat PS4, swapping the internal ~60MB/s HDD for a SATAII-capped 300MB/s SSD cut power-on-to-Witcher-3 from three minutes to two. All that to say, faster storage helps, but it's far from a linear return, and until some methods free themselves from the shackles of HDD speeds (and random reads in particular), just adding raw speed isn't the solution.
 
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation

4. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 28, 2019, 20:35 Evil Timmy
 
So air-popped is good, but microwave kettle corn is right out?  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > World War Z Proving Grounds Update and Biohazard Bundle Released

1. Re: World War Z Proving Grounds Update and Biohazard Bundle Released Aug 28, 2019, 20:33 Evil Timmy
 
Got this for free with my Ryzen CPU, and it's basically a jankier, AI-director-less, not as fun Left 4 Dead 2 (or Vermintide, if that's your flavor). At least The Division 2 is pretty sweet, and that's the usually-a-C-bill Gold edition, not just base.  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Need for Speed Countdown

11. Re: Need for Speed Countdown Aug 12, 2019, 14:29 Evil Timmy
 
Bah! If it doesn't start with Road and Track Presents and have delightfully bad 90s postage stamp videos with stiff narration, it's not a true Need for Speed game!

Porsche Unleashed is probably the best driving game in the NFS series, but on the whole it's always landed on the side of "arcadey bullshit", and at this point half a dozen developers have had their go at the series, to varying levels of success. GRID or Assetto Corsa have a similar "real, but softer" feel that PU managed to a magical degree.

On balance I like the 2010 Hot Pursuit best out of the series. It's Criterion (of Burnout fame) laser-focusing their brand of vehicular violence on a pretty open world, now with shiny licensed cars and more focus to the main progression (DJ Atomika was taken out back and shot). It hadn't yet been taken over by the wannabe-RPG stat creep of every modern open world game, instead it was a game that let you just drive but also gave you plenty to do when you wanted to evade (or take part in) a pursuit with spike strips, EMPs, and helicopters.
 
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed Again; Epic Games Store Exclusive

12. Re: MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Delayed Again; Epic Games Store Exclusive Jul 25, 2019, 16:35 Evil Timmy
 
Apparently Epic's payout is so immense it's going to take them three months to count the money.

I can still remember saving up so I could get a 3dfx add-on card (12MB RAM, yeah!) to play MW2 in shiny mode. My little sister liked watching and her favorite thing was to say "NumLock em!" which unleashed all weapon banks at once and put on a pretty show.
 
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Metaverse

4. Re: Good Omens Jun 24, 2019, 01:54 Evil Timmy
 
Or Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Fahrenheit 451.  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > BFG a Premium Item in RAGE 2

3. Re: BFG a Premium Item in RAGE 2 May 8, 2019, 20:31 Evil Timmy
 
Bastard For Gamers
Buy Following GotY
Business Friendly Gamble
Bethesda's Fucking Greed
Bad Fan Gyp
Bogus Feeling Gimmick

...9000
 
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Free-to-Play Forza Street Peels Out

3. Re: Free-to-Play Forza Street Peels Out Apr 15, 2019, 21:47 Evil Timmy
 
So if Forza/Horizon proper are an RC car, this is basically a slot car? Thrilling. I'll pass, and by that I don't mean "move to the other lane to overtake".  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Chex Quest HD Trailer

3. Re: Chex Quest HD Trailer Feb 25, 2019, 12:37 Evil Timmy
 
Omg I hope they add in some romance options with that commander, those dead soulless eyes and barely articulated hands are HAWT.  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Anthem Roadmap

7. Re: Anthem Roadmap Feb 23, 2019, 01:02 Evil Timmy
 
s/Roadmap/Roadkill  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Rise of Legions Early Access

1. Re: Rise of Legions Early Access Feb 23, 2019, 00:59 Evil Timmy
 
Bah, don't tempt me by making me think we were getting another Rise of Nations game, an RTS that minimized unit/army babysitting without being dull grand strategy either. Haven't had an RTS grab me like that since, and rarely before that (Dark Reign/Total Annihilation).

This looks...well, utterly unlike that, but also pretty fun in its own right. Probably worth putting on my Wishlist for the eventual sale or "Oh, my buddy's actually put some time into that one" purchase.
 
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Consolidation

1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 3, 2019, 15:52 Evil Timmy
 
It should be noted that Xbox Game Pass allows you to play any of the crossplay titles on your PC, and that's downloaded and run locally, not streamed like PSNow. With a 14-day trial and $1 first month I paid barely over a dollar a week for ten weeks to play Forza Horizon 4, one of the most joyous and exuberant driving experiences I've encountered in decades of gaming.  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Metaverse

3. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 11, 2018, 11:48 Evil Timmy
 
Edge was such a disaster, I can't help but imagine the movie scene where Satya Nadella stands looking defeated with a gas can in hand, then throws a match, kicking up flames that light his face in flickering orange-yellow. Then the reverse, and over his slumped shoulders we see a towering notched letter 'e', fully alight and with small flaming chunks and embers already falling off and distorting its shape.

Broken, slow, and lacking basic features from the start, I get that they wanted a new browser with Windows 10, but it needed another year of behind closed doors testing and development before it was ready. For some reason, I still hold on to the faint hope that Microsoft will start testing its products on humans (before release, that is) as the number of engineer-minded screw-ups that'd be caught quickly by an average end-user is truly and consistently bonkers.
 
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Metaverse

1. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 28, 2018, 11:23 Evil Timmy
 
Can't wait to hear how Ajit Pai shamelessly spins these new fees into being necessary for "broadband innovation" and "freedom" and "remodeling my lake house"...wait, don't think he was supposed to let that last one slip.  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Patches

1. Re: Saturday Patches Nov 24, 2018, 13:38 Evil Timmy
 
VtM: Bloodlines is going to continue being patched until roughly five minutes before the heat-death of the universe, at which point Wesp will finally be released from the gypsy curse.  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > PC Sunset Overdrive Dawns

3. Re: PC Sunset Overdrive Dawns Nov 19, 2018, 13:35 Evil Timmy
 
"Boxed version"? Like...cereal? Oh game publishers, what are you thinking, that will *never* work!  
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Diablo Mobile Backlash

3. Re: Diablo Mobile Backlash Nov 3, 2018, 13:22 Evil Timmy
 
It's the same basic game as NetEase (Blizzard's Chinese publisher/partner) used for Crusaders of Light, Endless of God, and...Kung Fu Panda 3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8hK1UFzyBg

Fans are right to expect more, and to be frustrated that this pablum is what they're getting "from Blizzard".
 
Avatar 19465
 
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
476 Comments. 24 pages. Viewing page 1.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ] Older >