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Nickname SirKnight
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Signed On Apr 14, 2005, 23:42
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jun 12, 2016, 21:30 SirKnight
 
What the hell is Nancy Pelosi's point? Steve Jobs/Apple never said they invented the smart phone, touch screen, GPS, etc. They did invent the iPhone which means they invented what a modern smart phone is and does. The government absolutely did not do that! Android would not even be what it is now if it were not for Apple and the iPhone. When the iPhone was announced, the Android project current at the time was completely scrapped and started over to become the type of OS that iOS is. It was going to be an open source feature phone OS.

So just because some of the individual technologies had government funding suddenly anything that uses them is now the invention of the government? Dafuk? Pelosi needs to get off the crack and retire, quickly!
 
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News Comments > DOOM Balance Patch
5. Re: DOOM Balance Patch Jun 11, 2016, 01:03 SirKnight
 
Looks like id is taking the multiplayer back from the CoD devs (like they should have done in the beginning). linky

Hopefully over time the MP will turn into something amazing like the single player is. I have warmed up _a little_ to the MP but it still feels very out of place when considering the great single player sitting right there next to it. There are decent moments to be had from time to time, but could be A LOT better. Hopefully id will come through.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 9, 2016, 22:33 SirKnight
 
In my area, TWC internet is very good and reliable. I have the highest tier, 300Mbps and I speedtest at around 348 down and a littler over 20 up.

Through Steam I get about 38 MB/sec downloads.

A little bit different than my old dial-up in the 90's of 1-3 KB/sec, lol.
 
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News Comments > On DOOM Multiplayer
5. Re: On DOOM Multiplayer Jun 9, 2016, 10:03 SirKnight
 
I've been using this utility to extract files out of the .resources file that contains the games data and I happened to come across some files that mentioned "bot."

They also refer to the Summoner as "archvile" in the data files. I wonder why externally the renamed it to Summoner?

While I do want to see SnapMap improved and expanded a lot, I still hope for a proper SDK/ToolKit for the PC like they released very late with Rage. We need idStudio (Radiant).
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Jun 2, 2016, 21:30 SirKnight
 
I love the old-school "virtua" style graphics. I'm pretty tempted to back this.  
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News Comments > Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled
5. Re: Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled Jun 1, 2016, 23:08 SirKnight
 
I played Mafia 2 over and over so many times I lost count. Steam says I put in 76 hours.

The fact you don't play as Vito, or some Italian guy, in Mafia 3 is just weird and disappointing. There are aspects of it that look really good though so I'm still getting it - but on the cheap from cdkeys.com or somewhere like that.
 
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News Comments > Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled
4. Re: Mafia II Back on Steam; Mafia III CE Unveiled Jun 1, 2016, 23:01 SirKnight
 
nin wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 21:23:
The Half Elf wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 20:56:
Woah woah woah.. Vito is in Mafia 3?!? Hmmmmmmmmm.

It's been too long since I played it, which one was Vito? Joe was your buddy that got the bad ending, right? Can't remember...



Vito was the guy you played as.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Video Drivers
3. Re: Overwatch Video Drivers May 23, 2016, 22:10 SirKnight
 
Overon wrote on May 23, 2016, 20:05:
What are these drivers ready for that the previous drivers weren't ready for? I don't get this whole "game ready" shit. What does it mean exactly?


It basically boils down to the fact that every developer does things differently and how insanely complex modern software is. There's more than one way to solve a problem. So new games or certain ways of implementing some algorithm may expose bugs or inefficiencies that needs to be addressed in a new driver. Also the driver could replace shaders with their own that work better on X hardware than what the dev wrote.

There was a good article describing this in a lot of detail by, I think, an ex-NVIDIA driver engineer but I can't seem to find it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation May 23, 2016, 11:24 SirKnight
 
Shineyguy wrote on May 23, 2016, 10:34:
"After seeing what Jensen's team"....

I stopped reading after that. If they can't get the CEO's name of a company correct how can I trust anything else out of their mouth?



But yeah, basically all the same info we've had for a week now.


The CEO writes his own name as Jensen quite often. So it's not an issue.
 
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News Comments > Save 50%
14. Re: Save 50% May 12, 2016, 22:37 SirKnight
 
Well, I saved almost 50% off of Doom. So there's that.  
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News Comments > DOOM Trailers
8. Re: DOOM Trailers May 11, 2016, 22:54 SirKnight
 
The single player looks really good. Everything they show looks epic.

There's a SnapMap video on Bethesda's YouTube channel that's about an hour long. Turns out there is still hope for multiplayer after all. There was a mode someone made at id that was 4 player DM, but there were no loadouts. The players all start with the double barrel shotgun and pickup weapons all around the map in true old-school fashion. Also they sped the player up A LOT so it really looked like old-doom or Quake.

SnapMap is a lot more capable than I thought and I think it's going to really save this game's multiplayer while making the single even better than it already looks.

Plus you can make co-op maps!

Remember too, cdkeys.com has it for $35.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Apr 26, 2016, 22:51 SirKnight
 
I think it's cool how Romero is working on Doom maps again. His maps were always my favorite with the original games.

I'd like to see him make some Quake maps now.
 
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News Comments > John Romero Teases Announcement & Adrian Carmack Collaboration
8. Re: John Romero Teases Announcement & Adrian Carmack Collaboration Apr 20, 2016, 22:08 SirKnight
 
The Half Elf wrote on Apr 20, 2016, 21:37:
Ya know if I wanted to be someone's bitch, I just go to the local leather bar in a pair of chaps.


Make sure they are butt-less chaps for the most fun to be had!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Apr 18, 2016, 21:32 SirKnight
 
I read this as Everybody Loves Raymond is playing on my TV right now. Weird.  
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Extended
3. Re: DOOM Open Beta Extended Apr 17, 2016, 23:17 SirKnight
 
I guess this is what happens when you pawn off the multiplayer to someone else made up of CoD devs.

I fired up Quake Live a couple times yesterday and was like, man if doom was exactly this I would be buying it day one for sure. I really like the freeze tag mode some servers run.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Opens
33. Re: DOOM Open Beta Opens Apr 15, 2016, 23:22 SirKnight
 
14GB for this very stripped down beta. LOL @ megatextures.

It's pretty obvious this game is made for the console first and foremost. The need to make it playable with a controller just smacks you in the face so hard. No twitchy aiming (which you'd only have with a mouse), no bunny hopping or rocket jumping. Movement, while a little faster than Doom 3, is not as fast as it should be (much faster in id's old games).

But given that the multiplayer is made by another company made up of ex Halo and CoD developers, it's no wonder the MP of Doom blows this much ass. It all makes perfect sense. Made for a console by devs from the two FPSes that watered down the genre so bad.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Trailer
14. Re: DOOM Trailer Apr 14, 2016, 23:26 SirKnight
 
Jerykk wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 23:18:
Feels more like Halo than Doom or Quake.


Supposedly, Halo 5 for The Bone is more like old school Doom/Quake than this new Doom is, with weapons sprinkled around the map and so on. This is from what I've heard, I don't have a bone.
 
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News Comments > DOOM Trailer
13. Re: DOOM Trailer Apr 14, 2016, 23:25 SirKnight
 
ItBurn wrote on Apr 14, 2016, 19:11:
Player customization is cool, but having to unlock guns, having loadouts, not having weapon pickups and having perks that unbalance the game are not cool. It goes against Doom, Quake and ID games in general. This is Doom, not Call of Doom.


This is exactly right. This is not a game from the old id we all loved back in the days of Quake.

Call of Doom is exactly what I have been saying this is since the closed alpha last year.

So unless there will be enough of an ability to mod the game into the true old school id shooter we expect, I'll just stick to the single player. Assuming it's good and honestly I'm not holding my breath.

For now, if you want proper multiplayer you're still better off with dusting off Quake 3 (or even Quake 1/2 if you can find players or just use bots) or even Quake Live on steam. Quake Live is a billion time more fun than this new Doom. Even the new Unreal Tournament is a proper twitch shooter like it always was...and it's FREE and can be modded to the fullest extent!

I'll just leave this here: Doom Multiplayer Beta Preview - Worthaplay?
 
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News Comments > DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans
11. Re: DOOM Open Beta Next Week; DLC/Season Pass Plans Apr 6, 2016, 21:54 SirKnight
 
I only care about the single player at this point given how terrible the multiplayer is. Actually I think this closed beta was even worse than the alpha given how much of a cluster-fuck the key binding system was. How id fucked that up is beyond me. The game still feels like CoD and made-for-a-controller (which it is). The pickups are a complete joke, as well as the loadouts. Sigh...

But, with how crap the MP is, I'm really questioning about the SP being any good. Maybe I'll buy it for the SP when I can get it for 50% off, or more. Maybe.

It's pretty obvious the mod-ability is going to be nothing compared to the old doom which is still going strong. The fact they are still going with MegaTextures pretty much kills any true modding/map-making.

I have a feeling GZDoom/Zandronum with Brutal Doom is going to still be superior in every way.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Apr 4, 2016, 21:04 SirKnight
 
Honestly I liked the FMV games of the 90s. I still actually do.

I'd take a cheesy (which is what made them funny usually) FMV game than another CoD or Halo. Ugh.
 
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