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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

14. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 1, 2020, 21:22 DarkCntry
 
I picture the ones saying that working from home just cannot be exhausting are the same as those telling depressed people to just "cheer up"...

I'm diagnosed with a generalized anxiety disorder, which means going out is more exhausting for me than staying in, but my wife has been working from home for almost 2 weeks now after being in an office job....

For me, I'm perfectly fine with this stay at home setup because of my feelings to being out and about, but my wife is very much stressed over this. Like Beamer and Blue stated, it's all about the routine being so out-of-whack and how mentally exhausting it can be waking up, walking to the table, sitting down for 8 hours, then walking a whole 2 feet to be "off work" without the ability to have the cooling-off period of, say, a commute.

She's found ways to manage this by basically making the dining room table her 'office' and treating it as such, but it's still difficult to keep the mind from wandering so much when you're in the same place 24/7.
 
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News Comments > The Long Dark Goes Dark on GeForce NOW

18. Re: The Long Dark Goes Dark on GeForce NOW Mar 2, 2020, 16:32 DarkCntry
 
LurkerLito wrote on Mar 2, 2020, 16:26:
That ruling will also apply here. Nvidia will be considered violating copyright law because they have a single copy of a game installed being shared by a bunch of users playing the same copy. To really get around this particular technicality, Nvidia would have to make a cloud drive for every user then make the user install the game in their own cloud space for each game. Then run that copy of the binaries that the user installed to their own cloud space.

Funny enough, you are still required to "install" the game on Nvidia's remote system before you can play it....
 
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News Comments > The Long Dark Goes Dark on GeForce NOW

17. Re: The Long Dark Goes Dark on GeForce NOW Mar 2, 2020, 16:30 DarkCntry
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 2, 2020, 15:36:
It's two-fold for the developers

The first doesn't exactly hold water as an argument because Nvidia isn't really bringing added value. It's no different if I were to, say, go out and buy new PC components to upgrade my system...only that system isn't in my home. I don't really see the added value that Nvidia is providing here as valid in this argument because of the aforementioned reasoning.

The second holds even less water unless you are breaking the TOS of whatever storefront platform you're sharing passwords to, something that Nvidia doesn't even promote in a tertiary 'backhanded' way.

Using your analogy, say I had X game that GFN supports that I purchased on Steam, and you had Y game on your Steam, I could give you my GFN information and you'd still only have access to Y game and not X game because you don't have my Steam information. While I could give you my Steam login, this is kinda a moot point because that's still not Nvidia's problem, it's a Steam TOS issue.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation

5. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 25, 2020, 15:54 DarkCntry
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 25, 2020, 01:32:
The exact quote was "up and down that family of devices," so if they meant only the One X, they did a really poor job of being specific. Plus, that would then reduce the size of said family from 50-70 million consoles down to 5-10 million (vague estimates are all we have because they stopped reporting sales years ago, they are so embarrassed by this generation), more or less defeating their stated purpose of not leaving their existing audience behind.

The problem with scalability is that not everything can be scaled, at least not easily. If what they really mean is that they'll be developing two different versions of each of their games, they should make that more clear, as well. Because that's what they would have to do to truly take advantage of the new hardware while also supporting the old.

You are aware that starting with the Xbox One, they started unifying coding practices between Xbox and Windows, right? A rather enormous portion of the games were developed on PCs and 'reverse' ported to Xbox because of it using the underlying x86 architecture. Much like PCs, they can be scaled to adapt to whatever hardware performance can be taken advantage of.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation

3. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 24, 2020, 22:30 DarkCntry
 
jacobvandy wrote on Feb 24, 2020, 16:57:
Nullity wrote on Feb 24, 2020, 14:48:
What You Can Expect From the Next Generation of Gaming - Xbox Wire
More bad PC ports and lowest common denominator compromises? Smartass

(At least the first year or 2 won't be too bad, but it only gets worse as the generation gets older, obviously.)

You jest, but in truth it's significantly worse than that with their commitment to Xbox One compatibility... It's not the new console which will be their lowest common denominator, but the last one, from 2013.

I'm pretty sure the commitment to the Xbox One is solely to the X, which means it's well within the 5 year cycle that many PCs fall into.

And from the specs of the Series X, we're looking more at scalability, rather than limitation, when talking about cross-releases.
 
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News Comments > 1M Signup for GeForce NOW Trials; Service Losing Most Bethesda Titles

9. Re: 1M Signup for GeForce NOW Trials; Service Losing Most Bethesda Titles Feb 23, 2020, 03:29 DarkCntry
 
Jerykk wrote on Feb 21, 2020, 23:27:
Why are they pulling their games? GeForce Now only lets you stream games you already own. The publishers were already compensated when the games were originally purchased.

It might be a performance image issue they are trying to stay ahead of...I mean, latency can seriously negatively impact perception of the game's overall performance.

Of course, it could also just be a licensing thing they want to 'milk' dry.
 
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News Comments > 3D Realms' Cancelled Aliens Shooter Plans

11. Re: 3D Realms' Cancelled Aliens Shooter Plans Feb 17, 2020, 19:53 DarkCntry
 
Darks wrote on Feb 17, 2020, 10:48:
Look what happend to Marvel Heroes when Disney bought out Marvell. killed that game almost immediately.
Just to point out, Marvel Heroes' downfall was not by Disney's hands...Gazillion had a fairly regular habit of missing milestones and creating a workspace that would make old EA blush.
 
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News Comments > Anthem Redesign Plans

20. Re: Anthem Redesign Plans Feb 10, 2020, 18:33 DarkCntry
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 10, 2020, 15:02:
Creating new worlds is central to our studio mission, but itís not easy. Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we miss. What keeps us going is the support from players like you.

That doesn't fly with people who dropped $60 (or more) on the game, and then more on microtransactions! Imagine if Toyota released a car that had "over the last year, the team [working] hard to improve stability, performance and general quality of life," only to conclude, "will require a more substantial reinvention than an update or expansion." They would be forced to do a recall. EA needs to do a recall on Anthem in the same way Blizzard did a no-questions-asked refund for Warcraft 3 Reforged.

Not to defend either EA, Bioware, or Anthem...the analogy is nowhere near accurate...

You're comparing something that is less of a luxury these days, can cost several 10s of thousands of dollars, and can easily kill you/others if there are serious defects even with "comfort" items with a luxury item that at launch was at most $120 US and can't physically harm you....

Shit like this does nothing to help, it just creates more people who really think that EA is the worst company in America when at the time people were going homeless because of bad bank loans....learn fucking perspective.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Coming to Steam with Free Expansion

25. Re: Fallout 76 Coming to Steam with Free Expansion Feb 7, 2020, 17:08 DarkCntry
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Feb 5, 2020, 13:27:
Fallout 76 isn't nearly as bad as the trolls who in most cases didn't even play the game would have you believe. Sure it plays like shit on that i5-550 with GTX 650 and 2 gigs of ram, and it plays like shit in the conslows but like for fucks sakes just get a new PC and stuff already.

the game plays like fallout 4, but with a broken vats system. I don't understand for the life of me why they didn't nix vats since it doesn't work in a multiplayer environment.

other then that, I didnt have a problem with the game, and found it fun. Then again i am literate and didn't need a NPC to read the story to me.

I agree with pretty much everything stated here. The game is nowhere near as bad as people think it is. It had a rough launch like any game, but it was still leaps and bounds better considering this was Bethesda's first foray developing an online game.

The people who complain it doesn't have a story are basically the same people who want instant gratification and don't want to read anything. The Lore is very readily there and quite in-depth.

Now, the complaints about retcon'ing are valid enough, but also fairly easy to overlook.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

4. Re: Peacock service Jan 16, 2020, 23:38 DarkCntry
 
MattyC wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 23:17:
DarkCntry wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 20:26:
afka Rossini wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 11:38:
I'm not sure how you can call Comcast late to the party as NBC was an early partner in Hulu.

Peacock is a streaming service, like CBS All Access, not just a partnership deal...that's why they state "late" as they are just about to launch it compared to the other networks.

I don't know. Partnering with Hulu because you see the promise, but not launching your own because you know your library consists of "we used to have Seinfeld" and reality reruns seems to check out.

The partnership with Hulu was probably because Comcast wasn't really investing in streaming services because they had a pretty tight grip on cable subscribers. However, with other networks deciding to throw their own service into the ring and basically doubling down on profits, Comcast felt that it would be best if they went it alone instead of sharing with a direct network competitor (see: ABC)....

Also, you might want to look into what Comcast controls...there's a reason why it's called NBCUniversal now, and that stable contains a lot more than Seinfeld..
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

2. Re: Peacock service Jan 16, 2020, 20:26 DarkCntry
 
afka Rossini wrote on Jan 16, 2020, 11:38:
I'm not sure how you can call Comcast late to the party as NBC was an early partner in Hulu.

Peacock is a streaming service, like CBS All Access, not just a partnership deal...that's why they state "late" as they are just about to launch it compared to the other networks.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year

56. Re: Epic Games Store Sales Top $680M; Free Games to Continue All Year Jan 14, 2020, 15:43 DarkCntry
 
Kxmode wrote on Jan 14, 2020, 15:34:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 14, 2020, 14:06:
If only the people blathering about "anti-competitive practices" were as passionate and ardent about digital privacy and personal digital security both commented and acted as ferociously as the complain.

As long as the DRM (or whatever form of copyright protection is in place) doesn't get in the way of playing the game, people don't care. But they care when they are forced to buy on an objectively inferior platform.

Inferior is really subjective here...I'm willing to bet that a fairly large, if not a majority of, section of users of this very website are content with a platform that works over those that have hundreds of features that are really useless overall, almost everyone I talked to just want something that works out-of-the-box, which EGS does.

I mean, I'm going to go out on a limb and believe that almost everyone who visits this site is really considered a more seasoned veteran of this industry and we are pretty well-versed in how to use a search engine to find out user remarks over a specific title. I mean, really, the only thing Steam is doing is a convenience factor, not a necessity factor.

Personally, I don't care about 99% of Steam's convenience tools, and I rarely read Steam reviews because, in my opinion, it's the same type of content as Metacritic user reviews.
 
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News Comments > Get Darksiders Warmastered, Darksiders II Deathinitive, and Steep for Free

8. Re: Get Darksiders Warmastered, Darksiders II Deathinitive, and Steep for Free Jan 1, 2020, 19:23 DarkCntry
 
How will I ever get three games without a shopping cart?!?!?! /s  
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News Comments > New Year's Eve Metaverse

10. Re: New Year's Eve Metaverse Jan 1, 2020, 05:11 DarkCntry
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 1, 2020, 03:50:
Thirdly, as an avid gamer for decades, who enjoys stories, questing and character development.
The idea of the protagonist always wearing a helm annoys me greatly. To the point I ALWAYS use, Hide Helm switches and mods in gaming if available.
If not, I don't wear helms choosing to lose the AC, DR and Buffs.

This is a lore thing, not a direction thing...

Mandalorians never remove their helmet in the presence of others as per their religious 'belief' (see: training).

I enjoyed both shows in different ways, the Mandalorian was a Star Wars but more spaghetti western style than the space opera Star Wars is known for.

The Witcher, like you, was marred by the weirdly spliced time jumps, it was really disjointed feeling even as someone who has read a few of the novels and played the games. It did, however, feel very much atmospherically the same as both the sources.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

20. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2019, 20:54 DarkCntry
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 25, 2019, 13:19:
"In Japan, it is customary to eat chicken at Christmas," says the 30-something Japanese woman.

Sure, whatever, but KFC? Huuukk...I just threw up in my mouth a little. Seriously, the last time I had KFC was a couple of years ago and it was probably a decade before that the last time I tried it and it was disguting. I'm still undecided whether it was cat or something else.Fried chicken is a rarity for me but at least Popeyes is edible.
Comparing our "western" version of KFC with that of Japanese KFC is like comparing McDonalds to finer dining establishments.

They have a pretty high quality of standards, especially in food and food preparation. There's a reason why it's perfectly safe to eat a lot of uncooked foods in Japan, such as various fish and eggs. It rolls all the way down the hill to even the fast food restaurants produce and sell a higher quality of food than what we westerners would expect when you look at our places like KFC and McDonalds.

One thing you can almost always count on is that what you see advertised in Japan for food is what you'll get, insomuch as even the marketing material will match. Hell, to even work at KFC in Japan you actually have to undergo some culinary and service training.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Experience Emergency Patch

2. Re: GeForce Experience Emergency Patch Dec 24, 2019, 19:07 DarkCntry
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 16:41:
DoS for a video card?
It's a patch for Experience, not a driver...so.....
 
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News Comments > etc.

5. Re: etc. Dec 5, 2019, 15:35 DarkCntry
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 5, 2019, 13:25:
You can tell the people at the Washington Post are not gamers.

Except that almost all of those games are pretty well-received....not quite seeing the disconnect here.
 
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News Comments > Epic Sues Fortnite Tester over (Spoiler Alert) Spoilers

19. Re: Epic Sues Fortnite Tester over (Spoiler Alert) Spoilers Oct 28, 2019, 16:33 DarkCntry
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 28, 2019, 07:55:
Cutter wrote on Oct 27, 2019, 19:35:
Saboth wrote on Oct 27, 2019, 09:56:
NDAs exist for a reason...

If they let this guy off with a slap in the wrist, they'll have people leaking stuff left and right.

It's about the punishment fitting the crime. He leaked a pic of a new map for a FREE game. Epic has lost exactly nothing. If anything he's probably made them money. What's appropriate for shoplifting in your opinion? Hanging?

They lost tens of millions in earned media views. That's quantifiable.

And he won't be sued for much. But if you don't enforce NDAs, why have them? So people are simply on the honor system?

Not directed at you Beamer, and playing Devil's Advocate here, what may seem innocuous to end-users is sometimes far more valuable to the ones actually in the industry.

Now while I doubt the dude did it as a form of sabotage, the information could've been obtained by other companies to plan a strategy around, which could easily result in a very quantifiable damage to Epic and Fortnite.

The chances of it are slim, but it's a way for Epic to set precedent and make sure those that sign NDAs understand that they are documents that have legal weight and aren't just throw-away clauses.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Private Servers Next Week; Wastelanders DLC Delayed

5. Re: Fallout 76 Private Servers Next Week; Wastelanders DLC Delayed Oct 17, 2019, 23:45 DarkCntry
 
robdot wrote on Oct 17, 2019, 21:27:
Stop blaming the publishers or devs, and blame the dumbfucks who give them money. Seriously,they make a game where food rots. Then sell you a way to make your food not rot. Your armor needs repaired? Here buy this kit ! Why in the name of holy fuck would anyone do that?

You're really going to complain about an fridge that doesn't even equal the perk's, well, perk? That being said, it still takes quite some time for food/drink to spoil just sitting in your inventory.

As for repair/scrap kits, if you have issues with not being able to find one of the many work stations, stash containers, or player camps then maybe video games aren't for you...

We won't even get into the concept that getting atoms for free is just hilariously easy...
 
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News Comments > Yes, Your Grace Announced

4. Re: Yes, Your Grace Announced Oct 3, 2019, 19:31 DarkCntry
 
Reminds me of Kingdom in style....  
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