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Creator of the Neverwinter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 20, 2020, 14:54
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2020, 14:54
Oct 20, 2020, 14:54
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That looks like Cate Archer on the top of the Blues logo. Is that her Blues?
Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.

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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Patch Revoked
Oct 14, 2020, 22:26
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Patch Revoked Oct 14, 2020, 22:26
Oct 14, 2020, 22:26
 Darks
 
That patch was revoked yesterday, they have already released a new patch fixing everything.
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Re: On Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access
Oct 13, 2020, 21:55
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Re: On Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Oct 13, 2020, 21:55
Oct 13, 2020, 21:55
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Slick wrote on Oct 13, 2020, 21:50:
So what the fuck am I missing here?

Who is paying to play a SP RPG in an unfinished state? You only get one crack at it. Remember when that version of that old wolverine movie leaked online like 15 years ago before they had finished rendering all the CG for the fight scenes? It was like half the movie wasn't finished. I watched it, and was like: "wow, what an utter piece of shit". Years later I saw the finished version, and while it didn't make it a great movie, it became totally watchable, and even something that I would have had a lot of fun going to the theatre to see. I was always mad at myself for having ruined it so utterly horribly for myself.

So these are the "die hard" day-0 fans of the series who will be getting the worst possible experience (outside of closed testing) with the game they love so much.

I don't get it.

Trust me, still to playing dominos if you are really asking this question.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 9, 2020, 14:48
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2020, 14:48
Oct 9, 2020, 14:48
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Happy Birthday Blues!!
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Re: OUTRIDERS Delayed
Oct 9, 2020, 13:08
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Re: OUTRIDERS Delayed Oct 9, 2020, 13:08
Oct 9, 2020, 13:08
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I'm actually glad its delayed, there are so many games coming out in the next few months that I had no time to mess wit them all, this is a good thing!!
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans
Oct 7, 2020, 14:22
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans Oct 7, 2020, 14:22
Oct 7, 2020, 14:22
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Nullity wrote on Oct 7, 2020, 13:34:
How is the combat compared to DoS2? From every video I've seen (before the alpha), it seemed pretty much identical.

Combat is very similar, but feels more refined and better. More a feeling like DnD is.

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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans
Oct 7, 2020, 12:22
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Hotfix Plans Oct 7, 2020, 12:22
Oct 7, 2020, 12:22
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Flo wrote on Oct 7, 2020, 09:47:
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 7, 2020, 09:36:
Have fun testing this Alpha testers!

On that note, is the game (so far) any good? Do you think it will live up to the hype? (Please no spoilers) Thanks.
I played the prologue yesterday and here's my take:

  • Intro CGI sequence is awesome
  • cool char generation embedded into intro
  • graphics are very good, nice transition from cut scene / dialogue to game world and back
  • art style seemed good where Original Sin was just too "cartoonish" for me
  • combat was easy to pick up
  • some nice skill checks / decisions in the first hour, not sure I want to see the D20 die roll, though

While I swore to myself to never touch a fantasy RPG again after Witcher 3 (it was just too good) I actually want to play this now.

^ This plus way more.

The Char creation is just awesome. I spent at least 20 mins getting my char where I wanted her.

BTW, the stats they released a while back on the race traits and skills was all wrong, its now correct in the game. Was so glad to see that fixed.

The story and game play so far and been nothing but Awesome DnD.

Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.

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Re: New ZeniMax Game Engine Confirmed
Oct 6, 2020, 19:03
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Re: New ZeniMax Game Engine Confirmed Oct 6, 2020, 19:03
Oct 6, 2020, 19:03
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Well, if this is true, that means the new Elder Scrolls will be using this engine.

Cant wait to see some screen shots of that ones they show them.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins
Oct 6, 2020, 16:21
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins Oct 6, 2020, 16:21
Oct 6, 2020, 16:21
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The Relentless wrote on Oct 6, 2020, 14:59:
I just want to thank all those who will be beta testing this for those of us that will be waiting for the 1.0 release. Thank you.

I take donations! You can start now.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins
Oct 6, 2020, 14:20
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access Begins Oct 6, 2020, 14:20
Oct 6, 2020, 14:20
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Steams site is getting hammer right now. many out there trying to buy a coop. they had some issues earlier with the purchasing system. Kept failing giving errors. I was after about an hour able to get my copy.

Cant play it until I get home later. Should be really good. anyone buys a copy and wants to get some Coop going let me know.
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Re: GeForce Hotfix Driver
Oct 2, 2020, 11:26
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Re: GeForce Hotfix Driver Oct 2, 2020, 11:26
Oct 2, 2020, 11:26
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Blues, the link you are listing does not take you to the new Hot Fix. this link does.

https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5091/kw/456.71
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Re: Epic and Others Form Coalition for App Fairness
Sep 25, 2020, 21:13
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Re: Epic and Others Form Coalition for App Fairness Sep 25, 2020, 21:13
Sep 25, 2020, 21:13
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HorrorScope wrote on Sep 25, 2020, 20:02:
Epic - app fairness.

Apple's anti-competitive behavior, Epic is free to make their own phone.

My exact thoughts too. Fuck Epic!!
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews
Sep 24, 2020, 16:00
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews Sep 24, 2020, 16:00
Sep 24, 2020, 16:00
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RogueSix wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 15:24:
Beamer wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 13:53:
Again, though, this is the new TITAN. No one bought that, either, because the bump wasn't huge, and because it wasn't aimed at your general enthusiast.
I'd be shocked if more than one person here owned a TITAN, but if you walk into any dev studio, and plenty of graphics design firms, and you'd find quite a lot of them.

Exactly. In nVidia's own words (the constant repetition of "creators" is trying to tell us something, I think):

Similar to TITAN RTX, GeForce RTX 3090 will appeal to the most demanding users. It’s great for creators making movies and rendering cinematics. It’s sure to appeal to researchers building systems for data science and AI. And, of course, it’s ideal for extreme gamers who want to experience the new world of 8K gaming.

The GeForce RTX 3090 enables creators who push their creations to the limits of graphics hardware with professional creation applications and with large models, detailed scenes, and high-resolution textures.

Rendering in these types of applications not only requires a more powerful GPU. It requires more GPU memory. Creators using the GeForce RTX 3090 will find that they can work with datasets that are more than twice as large as those that will fit into the memory of the GeForce RTX 3080.

Cant recall where I read it, but they did some side by side testing on the 3080 and the 3090 on video rendering, and the 3090 blew the 3080 away in the reduced time it took to render. by a few hours from what I saw.

I was someone who was thinking very hard about getting a 3090. But after Beamers comments the other day, I started to look up the card. and after seeing that this card is more of a developers card. I opted to wait it out for a 3080 Ti.

Thanks Beamer for saving me some money
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2020, 19:10
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 19, 2020, 19:10
Sep 19, 2020, 19:10
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Beamer wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 18:49:
The 3090 isn't really aimed at enthusiasts

Then what is it aimed at? Because it sure as shit isn't performing up to its price point.

Better to wait for the 3080 Super/Ti at this point. Its rumored to be around the 800 to 900 mark.
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Re: Crysis Remastered Released
Sep 18, 2020, 12:47
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Re: Crysis Remastered Released Sep 18, 2020, 12:47
Sep 18, 2020, 12:47
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So, to add insult to injury, they release the game exclusively on EGS. then on top of that they put in Denuvo. Yea, this POS game can rot. I've already gotten my time out of this game years ago. Don't need to go down that lane again.

Avoid like the plaque!
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Re: Crysis Remastered Released
Sep 18, 2020, 11:45
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Re: Crysis Remastered Released Sep 18, 2020, 11:45
Sep 18, 2020, 11:45
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Somehow, I think this game will have more downloads from Codex, then EGS.
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Re: US Treasury Department Scrutinizing Riot and Epic over Tencent Connections
Sep 17, 2020, 21:51
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Re: US Treasury Department Scrutinizing Riot and Epic over Tencent Connections Sep 17, 2020, 21:51
Sep 17, 2020, 21:51
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Definitely not a good time to be a Chinese company. But this is been brought on themselves after years of IP thieving. The U.S. has definitely come to a boiling point with China.

Also, with all the IP stealing the Chinese have done over the past 10 years, do you really think the Govt would pay them a single Penney? If you do, then your delusional. China can considerer that debt paid in full.
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers
Sep 17, 2020, 17:28
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers Sep 17, 2020, 17:28
Sep 17, 2020, 17:28
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OK, update on those eBay listings. A guy wrote a bot to purposely drive the prices out of reach to put the scalpers out of business. if true this is great.

Check this out.

https://twitter.com/CP2077Countdown/status/1306633648918192137

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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers
Sep 17, 2020, 14:50
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers Sep 17, 2020, 14:50
Sep 17, 2020, 14:50
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It was a complete shit show this morning tiring to get a card. A friend of mine tried like hell, but ended up with pages cant be loaded and similar crap like that.

Plus we are seeing on eBay people selling the cards for 10K.

NVidia should have put an end to that kind of manipulation and scalping.

Glad I got a 2080 Super, I can wait this shit show out.
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm
Sep 17, 2020, 00:17
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm Sep 17, 2020, 00:17
Sep 17, 2020, 00:17
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:37:
SirKnight wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:27:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 22:22:
Meanwhile, Apple continues to abuse it's monopoly position.

Just hours after the reveal of Apple’s new services bundles, the tech giant has already taken criticism for evidently favoring its own apps over those with which it directly competes in its App Store.
Spotify, which has been feuding with the tech giant for years now over its hefty App Store fees, quickly seized on the opportunity to raise Apple antitrust concerns.

Yeah Apple is definitely not the good guys here. While Epic intentionally violated the rules it has known about since the beginning of iPhones and deserve to be taken down because of it, they are both guilty of BS business practices. F 'em both.
The apple sheep don't seem to mind that they are getting raped on a daily basis, so why should you care so much? I love the warriors of justice looking out for all of Apple's customers. Thanks guys.

Excuse me? Just how is it that Apple users are getting raped daily? I've been an apple iPhone user for over 10 years. and not once have I ever had any issues with my phone or felt like I was being raped.

Clearly you have some personal issues with apple, but keep those to yourself!!!

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