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Re: Epic's Sweeney Calls Exclusives
Mar 18, 2019, 16:49
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Re: Epic's Sweeney Calls Exclusives Mar 18, 2019, 16:49
Mar 18, 2019, 16:49
 
Yeah... another "DRM launcher" on your machine that slurps up telemetry to yet another company, is always a good idea... especially if it is the ONLY way to purchase a particular game.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Mar 18, 2019, 11:31
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Mar 18, 2019, 11:31
Mar 18, 2019, 11:31
 
Only Google will be able to spy on you!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 17, 2019, 11:58
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 17, 2019, 11:58
Mar 17, 2019, 11:58
 
Condolences. It is always difficult to put a pet down, but letting them suffer is worse. 14.5 years is definitely a good long life for a dog.
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Mar 7, 2019, 19:49
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Re: Mar 7, 2019, 19:49
Mar 7, 2019, 19:49
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 7, 2019, 16:15:
Take a look at this HD Texturepack
https://www.hardocp.com/article/2015/12/17/played_quake_lately

http://quakehdremix.blogspot.com

Supposedly a recent nVidia driver fixed what a previous one broke

The HD texture pack looks great.
Unforunately Wrath is still a little "pixely" if you look at the static screenshots.

Maybe somone will make an HD texture pack for Wrath, or 3DRealms / Killpixel will offer a an HD DLC.
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Re: Windows 10 Update May Degrade Games
Mar 7, 2019, 18:32
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Re: Windows 10 Update May Degrade Games Mar 7, 2019, 18:32
Mar 7, 2019, 18:32
 
MS Marketing EVERY time: "Windows <insert latest version here>... The Fastest and most secure Windows Ever!!!" Rolleyes
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Mar 5, 2019, 19:16
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Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2019, 19:16
Mar 5, 2019, 19:16
 
Nullity wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 17:02:
I do also have Amazon Prime, but that's hit or miss on whether you'll have to pay extra (in my case, whatever I'm looking for is almost always an extra charge).

Depends... Like Cable you can susbcribe to other Channels on Prime.

We order so much stuff from Amazon, that Prime pays for itself (wnd we don't buy non-prime movies or shows.)

Since I'm a gear-head... I pay $5 extra a month for the MotorTrend channel on Prime... and that covers 90%of my vieweing.

The wife... I got her Hulu too... so she watches my gear-head stuff, plus other stuff on prime and hulu (ad free).

The thing is, we go enjoy our motorsport toys on the weekends so the only time for TV really is 2-3 hours in the evenings during the work week. IF the weather is nasty, I usually play a game on the PC while she watches her crap on Prime or Hulu.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Mar 5, 2019, 15:26
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Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2019, 15:26
Mar 5, 2019, 15:26
 
Nullity wrote on Mar 5, 2019, 14:16:
The 6 dumbest cases against cord-cutting.
I would love to cut the cord, but the most important factor to me is being able to skip advertisements. I can't fucking STAND commercials. With a cable DVR, I timeshift everything I watch and just skip over all the commercials.

Unfortunately, most of the crap channels have 30% commercials (8+ minutes within a 30 minute show and super frequent breaks, 18 or so minutes in an hour show)... which is "a lot of skipping to do".

1. I'd rather not deal with skipping at all (Too lazy)
2. I'm not paying $70-$100 a month for commercials (skippable or not)
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Mar 5, 2019, 13:54
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Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 5, 2019, 13:54
Mar 5, 2019, 13:54
 
The 6 dumbest cases against cord-cutting

Cord cut back in 2007... haven't looked back!
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Feb 26, 2019, 10:50
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 26, 2019, 10:50
Feb 26, 2019, 10:50
 
It's gotta be some Billionaire syndrome.
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Re: Anthem Reviews
Feb 22, 2019, 18:33
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Re: Anthem Reviews Feb 22, 2019, 18:33
Feb 22, 2019, 18:33
 
There is no Bioware. Only a shell that EA has thoroughly scooped out and thrown away.

DragonAge Origins is pretty much the last remnant of that company.

R.I.P Origin
R.I.P BullFrog
R.I.P Maxis
R.I.P Westwood
R.I.P Mythic
R.I.P Pandemic
R.I.P Phenomic
R.I.P Bioware (Although not shut down yet)
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Re: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Reviews
Feb 22, 2019, 13:04
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Re: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Reviews Feb 22, 2019, 13:04
Feb 22, 2019, 13:04
 
Trades blows with a 1070, for $280, and has 2GB less RAM.

Still glad I got my slightly used 1070 for $230, which is factory OC'd a little.

That said, if I would have waited for a new card to upgrade from my previous GTX680... this probably would have been it (when on sale below MSRP).

1080p gaming on a 27" monitor... I have no desire to buy a new monitor nor do I feel the need to increase resolution to 1440p / 4k. I pretty much refuse to spend over $250 for a card ever again.

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Re: Metro Exodus Reviews
Feb 13, 2019, 20:19
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Re: Metro Exodus Reviews Feb 13, 2019, 20:19
Feb 13, 2019, 20:19
 
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 13, 2019, 20:14:
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 13, 2019, 19:40:
Oh boy, the RTX effects are horrible...

Has any of the reviews stated that? The one's I've looked at so far found RTX nice to look at. Static screens may not be a good indicator for us.

Well the screenshots on DSO gaming look horrid.

The screenshots on Tech Powerup... it's about a 50 50 shot on which ones are better.

So, RTX isn't as horrid as I originally thought, but DLSS looks like crap at a stand still.... would need to see it in motion, really.
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Re: Metro Exodus Reviews
Feb 13, 2019, 20:10
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Re: Metro Exodus Reviews Feb 13, 2019, 20:10
Feb 13, 2019, 20:10
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 13, 2019, 19:40:
Oh boy, the RTX effects are horrible... Why waste FPS for such an abomination? Or money.

Especially the DLSS... looks like everything is motion blurred... yuck.
And of the RTX only screenshots... there was only one indoor shot that looked better... the rest were better with RTX off.

Super glad I picked up my slightly used 1070 for $230 and didn't waste my money on this overly expensive crap.

As for the game... I'll wait until it is on GOG. I did enjoy the first two games.
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Re: Starbreeze Sells System Shock 3 Publishing Rights Back to OtherSide
Feb 13, 2019, 13:21
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Re: Starbreeze Sells System Shock 3 Publishing Rights Back to OtherSide Feb 13, 2019, 13:21
Feb 13, 2019, 13:21
 
Acleacius wrote on Feb 12, 2019, 20:17:
99% sure Spector wasn't really involved with SS2. He wasn't an employee of Irrational and only credited as an Outside Producer, iirc. Near certain Levine confirmed it in this very forum.

I never claimed he was part of SS2. He was the Producer of SS1.
Looking Glass team split up after going belly up... Ken Levine (and others) formed Irrational games and made SS2. Warren (and others) went to Ion Storm and made Deus Ex.
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Re: Wild Terra Online Goes Free-to-Play
Feb 13, 2019, 11:20
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Re: Wild Terra Online Goes Free-to-Play Feb 13, 2019, 11:20
Feb 13, 2019, 11:20
 
Between MMO burnout and a saturated market... MMO's appear to be fairly dead. At least in comparison to 10 years ago. Pretty much no way to charge a subscription in this day and age.

Of course, I have a bit of bias on that perspective since I have heavy burnout.
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Re: Starbreeze Sells System Shock 3 Publishing Rights Back to OtherSide
Feb 12, 2019, 18:26
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Re: Starbreeze Sells System Shock 3 Publishing Rights Back to OtherSide Feb 12, 2019, 18:26
Feb 12, 2019, 18:26
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Feb 12, 2019, 13:12:
Given how badly OtherSide hosed up Underworld Ascendant, I'm still quite worried about this...

Ditto.

However, Underworld Ascendant was crowd funded and poorly funded.

System Shock 3 is not crowd funded, was a $12 million dollar publishing deal, has Warren Spector and a different team working on it. We'll see if Warren has any mojo left, or if he's washed up with the other former big name developers. "Epic Mickey" and being credited on Underworld Ascendant, doesn't give me a huge amount of faith.

I think Underworld Ascendant flat ran out of money. That, and the art style was a poor choice, but I also think they did that to save money.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Feb 8, 2019, 12:24
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Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 8, 2019, 12:24
Feb 8, 2019, 12:24
 
Germany just deleted Facebook.

I love it! I've always been miffed that facebook and others can track you (without countermeasures), even if you don't have an account or use their services. That definitely needs to be illegal.


Microsoft really doesn’t want you to use Internet Explorer anymore.

Well... they won't put edge on the LTSB/LTSC builds nor the Server OS's (Not that I'd use edge anyway)... so they need to make up their damn minds and not bundle IE at all on any build.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 8, 2019, 12:01
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2019, 12:01
Feb 8, 2019, 12:01
 
theglaze wrote on Feb 8, 2019, 11:10:
Are the Radeon VII, RTX 2060, RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti bad cards? No. The problem here is pricing.

Good. Pricing is not a constant but a variable. As we choose not to buy, the price will come down as NVIDIA/AMD have to move stock to make room for the next cards. It's a cycle. Everyone calm down.

The cycle itself isn't the complaint.

The huge price hike within the cycle is. It's abnormaly high compared to previous cycles. (Although the last generation/cycle was a big bump too... so two huge hikes in a row)
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 7, 2019, 16:43
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 7, 2019, 16:43
Feb 7, 2019, 16:43
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 7, 2019, 14:51:
Hrm I'd like to read that article but they block my adblock, so no luck, unfortunately .

Yeah, I ran into that too. Take back control of YOUR browser with userscripts!

Download the "Tampermonkey" extension and the REEK Anti-Adblock killer user script

Follow the instructions to integrate with your ad blocker. (I use ublock Origin)

Works great! And there's a ton of user scripts out there to enhance your browsing experience more than any one extension.

Another option is to install the "nano defender" extension and integrate with uBlock Origin. However that is limited to anti-adblocking only, and only works on two adblcockers (ublock origina dn nano adblock).

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Re: Metro Exodus CGI Trailer
Feb 6, 2019, 17:32
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Re: Metro Exodus CGI Trailer Feb 6, 2019, 17:32
Feb 6, 2019, 17:32
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Feb 6, 2019, 15:20:
Yep, a real shame it's running Denuvo in it & is now on Epic site.

I was really looking forward to this but I also will wait until GOG.com gets it & it has the Denuvo DRM stripped out.

I have enjoyed the first two games... but not enough to purchase at launch... so I will also wait until it is on GOG.
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