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Signed On Jan 26, 2004, 18:42
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 18, 2016, 17:29 BIGtrouble77
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on May 18, 2016, 16:35:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 18, 2016, 15:54:
Anyone know if the AMD Polaris 10 is intended to compete with the 1080? I'm really confused about this generation's cards... I want to go AMD, but I don't want to wait for next year's Vega cards. I also don't want to pay $700 for a card just out of the gate.

I think you answered yourself already.

Just wait and see.
I have a feeling that I'm going to be hanging on to my GTX780 until next year.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 18, 2016, 15:54 BIGtrouble77
 
Anyone know if the AMD Polaris 10 is intended to compete with the 1080? I'm really confused about this generation's cards... I want to go AMD, but I don't want to wait for next year's Vega cards. I also don't want to pay $700 for a card just out of the gate.  
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 14, 2016, 18:43 BIGtrouble77
 
Waiting for the Polaris 10 to release has been torture. I've been ready to pull the trigger for the past year and it's still "a month" away.  
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News Comments > EA Financials - Battlefront Sequel Revealed
9. Re: EA Financials - Battlefront Sequel Revealed May 11, 2016, 02:50 BIGtrouble77
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 11, 2016, 01:49:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on May 11, 2016, 01:39:
How is it they start on a new game when they have 3 more dlc to release? Do the interns finish it?

Dude? Last game was made by DICE, next one is made by Visceral but even if this were not so, yes, the DLC is certainly rarely worked on by the full team.
I haven't bought an EA title in over a decade. I forgot they change dev studios every other release.
 
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News Comments > EA Financials - Battlefront Sequel Revealed
6. Re: EA Financials - Battlefront Sequel Revealed May 11, 2016, 01:39 BIGtrouble77
 
I just bought my son the season pass for this horrible game... How is it they start on a new game when they have 3 more dlc to release? Do the interns finish it?  
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News Comments > Stellaris Sales Record
22. Re: Stellaris Sales Record May 10, 2016, 17:33 BIGtrouble77
 
I put in about 8 hours so far and I find the game fun, but I'm able to relate a lot of the mechanics from my time in EU4 and CK2 so noobs to Paradox might not feel the same. This is a phenomenal 1.0 release. I think it's better than GalCiv3 but still has a ways to reach Distant Worlds Universe. Comparing to Sins is a waste of time... "Real Time Pauseable" is closer to "Turn Based" than it is to RTS.

Patches will be coming as will DLC which will evolve this game into something pretty substantial. Right now it's very enjoyable, but there are some things (trade? spying? piracy? smuggling?) that are just flat out missing. The game feels substantial in it's current state (because the empire management side of things is very robust), but I can't wait for those missing things to make it in.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Launches
14. Re: Stellaris Launches May 9, 2016, 14:54 BIGtrouble77
 
jdreyer wrote on May 9, 2016, 14:37:
NegaDeath wrote on May 9, 2016, 12:25:
Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy.

Stupid work! 7 hours to go.

Yeah, I gotta wonder what they were thinking launching on a Monday.

Probably to minimize the impact of any launch issues.
 
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News Comments > Stellaris Launches
13. Re: Stellaris Launches May 9, 2016, 14:52 BIGtrouble77
 
I've been having fun just creating other opponents with the creation tool on my lunch break. It would be nice if you could set some traits as "random" and others as hard coded to add some unpredictability.

FYI, quill is a pretty good youtuber to watch. Don't watch Arumba if you don't want all of the mechanics of the game revealed and exploited. That guy just ruins every game for me so I stopped watching him.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Free Trial
8. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Free Trial May 4, 2016, 14:04 BIGtrouble77
 
I fucking hate this game, but my 7 year old loves it so I bought him the season pass. First EA game i've bought in over a decade.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 3, 2016, 13:46 BIGtrouble77
 
I have no sympathy for NVIDIA. They are doing to others now (amd) what 3dFX did to them years ago- you think they would had a shred of humility.  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
2. Re: Morning Interviews May 3, 2016, 00:21 BIGtrouble77
 
Tachikoma wrote on May 2, 2016, 11:12:
Ah, Mr Gollop. But I like reading more than watching, anybody listened to this interview? Any word on his new project?

His new game isn't my thing, but Gollop is a legend. As usual, Matt does a great job even if there were some technical difficulties this time.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 2, 2016, 17:21 BIGtrouble77
 
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2016, 14:30:
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn sells entire stake in Apple.

Say what you will about Steve Jobs, Apple is stagnating without him. And I say that as an Apple hater.

Icahn dropped his stock because of China growth concerns- he believed there would be some kind of government intervention. He was very bullish on the stock, this issue aside, and felt it was significantly undervalued.

The latest drop in iPhone sales has also been misrepresented because it's very much inline with Apple's historic growth projection. The problem is that the iPhone 6 was an outlier- it did ridiculously well because of the pent up demand for larger phones.

I don't think Apple is stagnating, I just think they are now iterating on a very mature product line. I always said that the iPhone can only get so good before people start upgrading in longer cycles and that finally seems to be what's happening now. Android is experiencing the same thing and I wouldn't say android is stagnating either.

On my phone, the only thing I want is a better camera and improved cloud services. I could care less about screen or cpu/gpu performance. These devices are so mature on the hardware side that there's not much left to do.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse May 2, 2016, 17:11 BIGtrouble77
 
When I worked at WSJ, for 10 years I saw shit like this, just at a smaller scale. Yahoo's growth only happened due to their investments in AliBaba, something Mayer had nothing to do with. I have no issues with the job she did, the site did improve with her (even if it's not making more money), but this golden parachute plus her immense salary is just insane.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: retarded 9 grindfest 2 May 1, 2016, 23:21 BIGtrouble77
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 1, 2016, 22:02:
I have to say...Factorio is boring as fuck to me. I really, really tried to like it due to Atari ST nostalgia (as it is very similar to a game that I used to play on it).

The rest of the games do nothing for me, personally, but then I know that I am nearing the end of my gaming years as fewer and fewer titles appeal to me.

I'm not going to call anyone out whom enjoys the titles that do not interest me, but I don't think it's correct either to say any of the games on this list are of particular interest to everyone.

For example, I'd really like to believe that the Warhammer games doesn't suck. But it's being done by Creative Assembly whom doesn't exactly have the greatest track record with their releases in the last ten years. Shogun was interesting, when it didn't crash or grind to a halt. Do I even need to bring up Rome 2? I own them both so, obviously, the joke is on me.

I'm a programmer and Factorial simulates exactly the types of problems I solve/optimize everyday. I can't play it all the time, I do need my brainless gaming sessions too, but this game is so satisfying when I want something challenging.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
17. Re: Steam Top 10 May 1, 2016, 21:13 BIGtrouble77
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 1, 2016, 20:30:
10. Factorio: A retarded early access retro game that looks like either your monitor is about to die or the memory on your GPU is about to kick the bucket. Oh? What's that? That pixelated puke soup is supposed to be the game's actual graphics? Welp, this would have looked awesome on a C64 for sure. Not even worth lol'ing at really.

There you have it, guys. That is why it is another week FULL OF SUCK!

I nominate this for most ignorant Blue's forum post of the year.
 
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News Comments > Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter Paused
23. Re: Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter Paused Apr 29, 2016, 13:06 BIGtrouble77
 
I don't get the vitriol here. This is the only reasonable step for them to take and they realized it. Whether or not they should have realized this before they even started the kickstarter is another story.

Romero has a small vocal fanbase that will support anything he does, but the rest of us want to actually see something of substance come from him first because I haven't seen anything of substance come from him since the 90's.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Apr 27, 2016, 05:11 BIGtrouble77
 
Very interesting, thanks for putting the links together. This game kind of looks like what I was hoping Fire Watch was going to be.  
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News Comments > John Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter
40. Re: John Romero's BLACKROOM Kickstarter Apr 26, 2016, 05:28 BIGtrouble77
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 04:14:
John Romero wants to make you his pitch!

They should have gone with that, just get the elephant out of the room asap.
 
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News Comments > John Romero Teases Announcement & Adrian Carmack Collaboration
5. Re: John Romero Teases Announcement & Adrian Carmack Collaboration Apr 20, 2016, 21:45 BIGtrouble77
 
I don't really care if john succeeds or not, but he announces an awful lot that never seems to materialize into much.  
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News Comments > Dark Souls III Sales Record
10. Re: Dark Souls III Sales Record Apr 18, 2016, 13:19 BIGtrouble77
 
Never thought Infinity Blade for the PC would be so popular.  
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