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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 17, 2019, 11:29 wtf_man
 
Not that I'd pre-order...but why the fuck would you do this on Steam and not GOG?

It's not like you have to load another launcher... in fact I don't use GOG Galaxy at all.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2019, Part 4
5. Re: It Came from E3 2019, Part 4 Jun 13, 2019, 12:16 wtf_man
 
Ah... I didn't get that is was purposly supposed to be humorous, since I never go there. It looked like click-bait to me. Heh  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2019, Part 2
3. Re: It Came from E3 2019, Part 2 Jun 12, 2019, 18:06 wtf_man
 
Yeah, it definitely needs polish... but looks ok for now. A little dissapointed that all the females are in flat shoes / boots. And yes... I'm stuck in the 80's when chicks dressed like Ho's with stilletos, leather mini skirts, and ratted-out hair.  
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Getting Ray Tracing Support
25. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Getting Ray Tracing Support Jun 12, 2019, 18:02 wtf_man
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 12, 2019, 14:17:
I wouldn't be surprised if the ray tracing gains on the next-gen cards are at least 30%-40%. Overall it wouldn't be that much faster, but could see it being so at ray tracing. Doesn't mean 30%-40% more frames, though, since right now most games only use some ray tracing.

I was referring specifically to Ray Tracing performance on the mainstream... so I agree with your assessment translating into overall performance.
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Getting Ray Tracing Support
18. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Getting Ray Tracing Support Jun 12, 2019, 10:57 wtf_man
 
Dev wrote on Jun 12, 2019, 10:40:
Why are people talking about $1300 cards? The 2070 is like $450 or so, and I picked up a 2080 for $650 or so. Those will do RTX just fine

Also, by the time this comes out, there will be the next gen of RTX cards out. I plan to sell mine and make that step up, and it shouldn't be much difference in cost. I used to keep my graphics cards for many years, but I'm going to try the sell and buy route now to upgrade.

Because (for me) I don't trust the future-proofing / investment length of the current 1st gen RTX. I've been burned before hoping on a new feature.

If the next gen is out by then... and the mainstream card is a quantum leap in performance from the current one... I'm aboard
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Getting Ray Tracing Support
16. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Getting Ray Tracing Support Jun 12, 2019, 10:38 wtf_man
 
nVidia needs to probably have a mainstream card with twice the Ray Tracing performance before I'd bite on the Ray Tracing thing.

I'm certainly not going to purchase the top end card for the ridiculous amount of money they want... and I'm not going to purchase a mainstream card that will be brought to it's knees by games like this and near future games (meaning the investment wouldn't last a year).

An RTX2080-ish card for $300... I'd be all over it for this game.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft Acquires Double Fine
9. Re: Microsoft Acquires Double Fine Jun 10, 2019, 12:48 wtf_man
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 10, 2019, 12:44:

Mark my words. Either Microsoft will close the studio in ~4 years, or Tim will leave it in ~3. There's no way Tim is going to stay under Microsoft's yoke for more than 5 years.

I did say "until retirement".

3-5 years suckling on MS teet... he'll be good to go.
 
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News Comments > Microsoft Acquires Double Fine
7. Re: Microsoft Acquires Double Fine Jun 10, 2019, 12:35 wtf_man
 
I'm fairly indiffernet to this one. Tim now has an MS teet to suckle on until retirement... and by then, MS will shut them down. So, he has his golden parachute.

Given that most of the stuff that has come out of his studio are remakes of the old Lucas Arts adventure games... I can't see this as totally bad unless the stuff ends up being Microsoft Store exclusives.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs Legion Confirmed
6. Re: Watch Dogs Legion Confirmed Jun 5, 2019, 13:20 wtf_man
 
I'm one of those that liked the first game better. Got the 2nd one for free with some Ubisoft Offer... don't remember what it was.

I just couldn't get into the "hactivist" companion NPCs of the second game. I thought they were all lame, and the one with the emote characters on the sunglasses drove me up the wall.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 24, 2019, 12:40 wtf_man
 
What it aims to do is prohibit specifically “pay-to-play microtransactions” and “loot boxes.” It’s how these terms are defined, however, that will cause game developers and players the most headache. It would limit, for instance, the types of rewards that can be offered when players purchase “Collector’s Editions” of video games. Expansion packs that, aside from additional content, grant players competitive advantages over ones who don’t purchase them would be banned.

Doesn't sound crappy to me. Collectors editions and expansions that grant competitive advantages SHOULD be prohibited.

And here’s the kicker: This new law would also apply to any game that is “not a minor-oriented game” if the distributor or publisher has “constructive knowledge any of its users are under the age of 18.” That term, “constructive knowledge,” is legalese for information a company should be aware of, regardless of whether or not it actually is. (Try to imagine a game developer arguing in court it had no idea its product had ever been used by a minor.)

Again, Doesn't sound crappy to me. If the wording makes it so loot boxes and pay-to-win is banned across the board instead of "just for children"... I'm all for it.

This crap shouldn't be in games in the first place. If there isn't a complete "opt-out" setting in the game where you can't even see loot boxes (and the like)... then yes... ban them alltogether.
 
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News Comments > Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II
2. Re: Rune: Ragnarok Becomes Epic Game Store Exclusive RUNE II May 22, 2019, 19:59 wtf_man
 
Uhh... isn't this an MMO?

Why would you limit your MMO client to one store?
 
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News Comments > Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Collector’s Edition Announced
1. Re: Kingdom Come: Deliverance Royal Collector’s Edition Announced May 20, 2019, 19:27 wtf_man
 
Heh... I still haven't gotten my kickstarter backer version yet.

Just been too lazy with a a large backlog of games to figure out how to redeem for it.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
16. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 20, 2019, 17:27 wtf_man
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 20, 2019, 15:27:
Android and Windows license revocation has a lot to do with tablets and phones though.

I understand where you are coming from. My point was that the ban wasn't because of those consumer devices. The affect on the consumer devices, I believe, was an unintended consequence of the ban.

I mean, the U.S. doesn't care if a huge population in an allied country is using a Huawei tablet, laptop, or phone. They really only care about if a G-men here needing to talk to a G-men there... and there is a Huawei device somewhere in the path, evesdropping.

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
10. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 20, 2019, 14:18 wtf_man
 
Please read my edits.... has nothing to do with laptops and phones.

As for 5G... the world can wait for someone that isn't manufacturing Back doors built in.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
8. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 20, 2019, 13:51 wtf_man
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 20, 2019, 13:26:
The USA spies on literally everyone on the planet... so you are saying Europe should blacklist Google, Apple, Facebook and Nvidia and Intel too? Because I am all for that.

Everyone spies on Everyone (Country Governments). That has nothing to do with manufacturing communications infrastructure devices that puposely allows blanket easy access to spy on communcations. Also you need to realize the difference between "marketing privacy invasion" from companies that want to "monitize" you, vs. a foreign power that wants to undermine your government in any way possible. The reason for the ban is because of infrastructure equipment (Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Cell Tower Tech)... NOT because of consumer phones and laptops.

You really need to get out of your "Trump Derangement Syndrome" on this topic and focus on the issue, which has been going on long before Trump got into office.

If the Obama Administration had instituted the Ban... it still would have been a good thing.

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
5. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 20, 2019, 13:21 wtf_man
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 20, 2019, 11:39:
To be honest I hope China completely and violently retaliates for this. This isn't a trade war, that is literally a declaration of war. Especially since the orange hamster hasn't produced a single proof.

Really?

Apparently you haven't been reading the oodles of security tech news that have been exposing the Huawei "back doors" over the years.

Lets go all the way back to 2012 (Obama Era)... Former Pentagon analyst: China has backdoors to 80% of telecoms
 
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News Comments > Wanking Simulator Announced
10. Re: Wanking Simulator Announced May 14, 2019, 09:54 wtf_man
 
Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap,Fap...  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 13, 2019, 14:26 wtf_man
 
Don't think they need to smear him at this point. They are going after him for "inciting a member of the military to commit the crime"... not that he published the stuff.

In other words... whether or not you believe the reason the US is extraditing him... I wouldn't think they feel the neeed to go to Sweden to re-open the rape thing. It's probably more along the lines of how the UK is jailing him for defaulting on his bail.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
3. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 13, 2019, 11:49 wtf_man
 
Uhh... not sure how Sweden is bending to U.S. will... I mean the U.S. wants him extradited to here... not to go back to Sweden after his sentience in the UK.

That said, I agree that the rape charges are probably bogus. But then again... so is alot of the #MeToo Movement. I feels sorry for the ladies that actually have a legit claim.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
6. Re: Evening Interviews May 11, 2019, 12:24 wtf_man
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 11, 2019, 12:20:
Harassment in the workplace by your boss is literally not ever a "prank".

A "wet willy" encounter and a "shove" from a argument... Not saying it's right, nor that there shouldn't be any HR type repercussions... but not accepting work until a public apology... "wahhh". Grow a pair.
 
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