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News Comments > Overwatch Not F2P?
6. Re: Overwatch Not F2P? Nov 5, 2015, 19:13 LittleMe
 
Ahh well I just discovered Reflex and it's much more what I want anyway.  
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News Comments > On Fallout 4's Graphics
30. Re: On Fallout 4's Graphics Nov 4, 2015, 23:08 LittleMe
 
There are several symptoms coming from Bethesda that hint they are (or were) understaffed on engine programmers. I think they just used to not care all that much, otherwise they'd invest more in it. Maybe their buying of id software was a real attempt to address that.

The symptoms were up until now:
  • Buggy releases (Fallout 3 PC is a great example)

  • Poor post-release patch support (every game they've made)

  • Problems with PS3 DLC crashing so much that they could not fix (did they?)

  • Abandoning their games (ALL of their games they have abandoned patch support)

  • Modders discover their game engine is riddled with bugs

  • Failed to provide 64bit support for PC except for Fallout 4 it has it but only because the consoles need it for >4GB RAM support. They could have provided that to us unless they either didn't care or were under staffed

  • Failing to update previous games for modern Windows OS's (other developers are doing this and making good money doing it)


  • It's more than just the engine, too. Look at what the SMIM modder has done for Skyrim. He's found lots and lots of texture problems in the game. 'Outright sloppy' is what their work is, too often. The community patch for Skyrim has found how many bugs in the game that Bethesda just didn't care about fixing? One of Bethesda's programmers can't take a weekend of his own time and work with the community to fix some of the bigger issues? That's crazy bad. Steam even allows 'beta' opt-in so it could be considered experimental, etc. That's bad PR for Bethesda.

    They just haven't cared all that much to put that final (and most difficult) effort to make the product really great. I'll buy Fallout 4, but I do expect their hype machine to over inflate expectations and I also hope for a fun game but I know their track record all too well. If F4 sucks and/or is dumbed down for 11 year olds then I'll remember that next time.

    Why are you guys expecting anything different from what they've already shoveled out before? Somehow they end up making a fun game despite their sloppy half hearted efforts. Well, that's my view of them as a customer anyway.

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    News Comments > Morning Screenshots
    10. Re: Morning Screenshots Nov 3, 2015, 12:16 LittleMe
     
    There's no proof yet these are PC ultra settings. Textures don't look it. That said, ES/FO series best aspects aren't the graphics but immersion in an open world environment. Now that the game is 64 bit, hopefully we can use very high resolution texture pack mods if we want. Whereas Skyrim and FO3 were limited because of their 32bit nature (~3.2 GB total RAM for everything).
     
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    News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
    1. Re: Sunday Metaverse Nov 1, 2015, 14:28 LittleMe
     
    How unAmerican! Why not have the government sign all rights away to a huge monopolistic corporation that will price gouge for Internet service and do anti competitive practices? What were they thinking trying to solve a problem on their own outside of the New Internet World Order??!!  
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    News Comments > Another New Steam User Record
    1. Re: Another New Steam User Record Nov 1, 2015, 14:20 LittleMe
     
    %20 increase in two weeks? Awesome. FWIW Blue I like seeing these Steam concurrent user records.  
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    News Comments > Steam Security Tips
    2. Re: Steam Security Tips Oct 30, 2015, 12:36 LittleMe
     
    Same here. I didn't view it as a genuine concern to secure my account but an attempt to mine me for my phone number. That information is worth money and is none of their business. That said I have no idea what Steam does with their data but I know Steam is collecting a lot of user data including play times and achievements which are user tracking disguised as rewards.

     
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    News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
    2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 30, 2015, 11:17 LittleMe
     
    Managed Health Care is a product of government regulation. Corporations used regulation to artificially increase prices and control the marketplace. Corporatism 101. Who is asking for these protectionist regulations to go away?  
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    News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
    8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 29, 2015, 22:36 LittleMe
     
    Sure maybe, but that's a non sequitur. Link is about buying a sound card or not, not if 'proper 5.1 speakers beat headphones'. On that note though, connecting your PC to a modern amplifier (with 5.1 or 7.1) with USB input should also be far better than a discrete sound card.

     
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    News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
    6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 29, 2015, 22:21 LittleMe
     
    A good headphone amplifier sounds better than a sound card and will drive high impedance headphones and/or pass through audio to an amp. Functionally it's the same as a sound card, but in some important ways is much better. A USB one doesn't often require special drivers either.

     
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    News Comments > Overwatch Beta Begins; No OS X Version
    2. Re: Overwatch Beta Begins; No OS X Version Oct 28, 2015, 14:44 LittleMe
     
    I'm glad the game checks the RPM of your HDD. Many people with a 7180 RPM drive can't run it at all.
     
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    News Comments > Steam Top 10
    4. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 25, 2015, 14:11 LittleMe
     
    MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 25, 2015, 13:46:
    ... it has been like 3-4 weeks in a row now... how is Counter Strike:GO still on this list? Who doesn't have CS:GO at this point?

    Unless there was a mass banning recently, and cheaters are stockpiling more keys or something.

    I believe there are lots and lots of console gamers moving to PC.

     
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    News Comments > Call of Duty: Black Ops III Trailers
    3. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Trailers Oct 24, 2015, 18:03 LittleMe
     
    There are no Black Cops in this trailer!

     
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    News Comments > Hardware Reviews
    6. Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 24, 2015, 15:13 LittleMe
     
    Dentorro wrote on Oct 24, 2015, 13:25:
    Still doubting to get this screen or the 4k one

    I don't think the 4K model (PG27AQ) does the high refresh rates, only 60hz so it's nowhere near as good for gaming. Especially since 4k on a 27" screen would make text and everything too small. Not all games or apps will scale UI elements.

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    Current DisplayPort bandwidth limits 4K resolution to 60Hz only, so, for fans of FPS/shooters, beat ‘em ups and competitive RTS (for example), we still recommend the fast-refresh PG278Q, while gamers who play MMOs, RTS, MOBA, 4X, Sims or action/adventure (again, for example) will likely prefer the greater resolution, and still benefit from G-Sync.
     
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    News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Gameplay Video
    2. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Gameplay Video Oct 21, 2015, 15:15 LittleMe
     
    Another game that idolizes the police state?  
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    News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
    1. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 21, 2015, 15:13 LittleMe
     
    Amiga styled with that terrible music? No way.  
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    News Comments > Dying Light: The Following Next Year
    1. Re: Dying Light: The Following Next Year Oct 16, 2015, 11:29 LittleMe
     
    Awesome. No problem. Lots of games to play till then.  
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    News Comments > GeForce Experience Users to Get Drivers First?
    7. Re: GeForce Experience Users to Get Drivers First? Oct 16, 2015, 11:03 LittleMe
     
    The trend seems clear that we are losing control and ownership of our PC's and our private data. There's some truth that many have failed to properly maintain and update their software but.....

     
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    News Comments > New GeForce Experience Features
    4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 15, 2015, 15:39 LittleMe
     
    Skraut please do contact them with your idea! Yes they need to support more than gamepad for gamestream.

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    News Comments > New GeForce Experience Features
    1. Re: New GeForce Experience Features Oct 15, 2015, 12:51 LittleMe
     
    Awesome. They have continued to improve upon GFE. It used to be so very buggy.  
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    News Comments > The Age of Decadence Begins
    2. Re: The Age of Decadence Begins Oct 15, 2015, 11:23 LittleMe
     
    Yeah awesome! I know they've worked hard on the game for 10+ years now. Will buy it as soon as I can.  
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