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Re: Elite: Dangerous VR Impressions
Nov 6, 2014, 17:20
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Re: Elite: Dangerous VR Impressions Nov 6, 2014, 17:20
Nov 6, 2014, 17:20
 
Lunar Flight.

Try it, amazing on DK1 and was only recently updated to DK2 (WHich I havn't tried, but can only be better!)

Yeah, it's a small game that does one thing, but it does it so well. It's my favorite VR experience so far. Will try this and ED on DK2 this weekend but I doubt anyone has the GPU grunt to push 75fps without judder.

Yeah, VR is an expensive loner toy. It's not like your wife thinks you are super cool with your headphones/hotas/trackIR as it is though. Just go with it!
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Re: Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS
Nov 6, 2014, 14:19
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Re: Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS Nov 6, 2014, 14:19
Nov 6, 2014, 14:19
 
Guessing the console versions might be allright, my PC is better than an X360 but FC3 was superior there for this and other unmoddable/non dedicated server UBI style games (After a few patches at least).

Usually games that will work on PS3/X360 have pretty reasonable specs due to the optimizations that need to happen for those platforms. Sometimes though the platform without a 1st party gatekeeper is going to get the least attention.
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Re: New NVIDIA Drivers
Nov 4, 2014, 12:50
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Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Nov 4, 2014, 12:50
Nov 4, 2014, 12:50
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 11:18:
You guys are an embarrassment for the male gender. Those GamerGate pussies would be real proud of y'all though.

In the meantime: Grow some fucking BALLS fer fuck's sake!

You know what, fair enough. I was talking big before I started as well. The alien itself moves and looks like a thin man in a rubber suit, in reviews and in that game. It's laughable. Until you are under a table watching it's tail slither past and knowing all your crafty bullshit that got you to where you are is on the line and threatened by one mistake.

The soundscape and mechanics coalesce into an evil ball of unrelenting tension that I find really hard to deal with, especially without quickload/quicksave to fall back on. I am not ashamed to say that after some initial hours of frustration and anger in the initial parts of the game I am now in a perpetual state of brown trousers time in the 3 or so "Alien" segments I've experienced so far. Well done CA.
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Re: New NVIDIA Drivers
Nov 4, 2014, 09:43
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Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Nov 4, 2014, 09:43
Nov 4, 2014, 09:43
 
Windowed full-screen in AI's options fixes that if these drivers don't.

Not a great solution, but lets me play without those immersion killing super long load screens, and after a slow start, I am really getting into this game.

It may kill me via heart attack as the tension and adrenalin that comes from knowing that it's not fucking FAIR but maybe if you make the right decisions moment to moment you can reach the next save/objective is amazing. Seemed a bit trial and error at first but like Spelunky, once you put the systems together and work out the games logic, it's a reasonably terrifying nightmare ride without too much stupidity.

This after only a few hours though, interesting to see if it keeps it up as I'm not sure how many more tricks it can possibly have up it's sleeve.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Nov 4, 2014, 07:02
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Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 4, 2014, 07:02
Nov 4, 2014, 07:02
 
Prez wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 13:11:
Hey people enjoyed the hell out of driving slow, lumbering semi trucks along European highways, so I guess farming isn't that much of a stretch. To each his own.

Relative to your weight and accompanying inertia, those speeds are actually kind of epic. Also I hear that the last Farming sim co-op is actually kind of hilarious in MP. Like that episode of the Simpsons where Homer gets into various near fatal accidents.

There will be a DK2 at this weekends LAN, ET2 is fourth on my list to try out, going to be awesome! Lunar Flight is the best I've ever tried, and that's like Space Truck Sim. Not sure if anyone will have a rig that can pump 75 solid frames out of ED but that might usurp it.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Oct 31, 2014, 04:21
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Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 31, 2014, 04:21
Oct 31, 2014, 04:21
 
Conspiracy nonsense. If this stuff was ready to go when the the game went gold, it would have been enabled. That Bungies LD/geometry is well ahead of the rest of the design and content is smart.

If it is a case of some evil producer blocking it off for resale, One of the 500 people working on it would have leaked. They are not monsters. Most the people making this game probably play games and actually give a shit, like you.

As for half baked released I haven't purchased such a polished, content rich and replayable shooter since Halo. Most shooters last me a weekend, this is still trucking. Yeah, narrative is a bit shit, it's not Wolfenstein but plenty of games get a pass for worse.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Oct 30, 2014, 13:00
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Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 30, 2014, 13:00
Oct 30, 2014, 13:00
 
Had a few bad months of PS+, but if you don't hate 2d games they have given the best of recent times away for free. Towerfall, Spelunky, Steamworld Dig, Don't Starve. Spelunky especially is a modern classic and they have a LAN mode on the Sony platforms that is really sick.

As for hoping you get multiple triple A releases, well, that happened back when Sony was getting it's ass kicked or at least seriously threatened. They don't need to try anymore with a 50% PS+ attach rate and massive market share lead.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Oct 29, 2014, 14:01
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Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2014, 14:01
Oct 29, 2014, 14:01
 
Task wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 12:03:
500 mil for Destiny, what a joke man. One of my friends was urging me to get it, but it seemed like Bungie was hyping that game to the moon and back and I was right. Maybe they should of used those millions to upgrade the story.

I remember when I fell for SWG hype back in the day, which admittedly had a better sandbox concept for an MMO, way better than any WoW or wow clone that came after, but it was still buggy and missing tons of things.

Destiny is actually really good, really polished, really fun.

It's a shooter with some MMO trappings, not an FPSMMO and I think the marketing had a similar message. By shooter standards the content is generous and replayable and very fun.

As for 500M? Pretty sure that got debunked. Even if true though that's not how you judge the game unless you are an Activision Shareholder. Judge it by what it does right and wrong against it's contemporaries and predecessors. I don't care how many hundreds of hours and miles of content is in the next WoW expansion if I don't enjoy a single second of it.
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Re: Alien: Isolation - Corporate Lockdown Released
Oct 28, 2014, 17:48
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Re: Alien: Isolation - Corporate Lockdown Released Oct 28, 2014, 17:48
Oct 28, 2014, 17:48
 
What seems like a hang is just a really obnoxiously long load screen, the squigly thing stops for several minutes then it kicks on, at least in my case.

Bad luck with the timing I imagine, any QA lab worth it's salt will update to latest WHQL as soon as they are available, regardless of how junk they are, just because they assume all their customers will be on it. If there was a marketing/release delay between test and shipping I can see how this nonsense can happen.

It's a pain in the arse though and kills immersion after every 20 minute/half hour level, would revert if I had any other games with issue.

And fuck that Arkham bug, one of my favorite games and that gets me on my third playthrough in one of my favorite moments in the whole series. It's like Nvidia are trolling me somehow for not buying a new card every year.
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Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com
Oct 28, 2014, 11:00
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Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com Oct 28, 2014, 11:00
Oct 28, 2014, 11:00
 
Nope, the force feedback stick is USB, and the one before that might have been PS/2.

I think you are right about the CH Pro though. Well made but way too much throw on it for these games anyway. I had it hooked up to DX 2/66 well into the early naughts for this game and it's friends.

Still one million times better than a mouse. Yuck. Can work ok for sims designed for it like descent freespace, but it's useless in TF. I cannot imagine anyone having fun with it that way.
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Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com
Oct 28, 2014, 10:17
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Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com Oct 28, 2014, 10:17
Oct 28, 2014, 10:17
 
They are doing you a favour, you don't play these games with a mouse. Don't even bother. Dust off an old sidewinder/CH Pro from the basement and go for it!

edit: Although if the menus don't have mouse support that is hot bullshit, agreed.
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Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com?
Oct 27, 2014, 20:38
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Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com? Oct 27, 2014, 20:38
Oct 27, 2014, 20:38
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 20:31:
Numinar wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 20:24:
Too true! But Strike Commander was always more of a shallow technical marvel than an awesome fun game.

I actually enjoyed the gameplay a lot. Managing the money and resources between missions, being able to choose the next mission, then choosing your wingman (wing-woman), equipping your plane with a weapon loadout appropriate for the mission and appropriate for you as a pilot and then playing through the at least half-decent story (especially for an action flight sim) was way beyond just the scope of a "technical marvel" back in the day (strictly IMHO ofc).

Ok, maybe that's selling it a bit short but at the time the Origin games were notorious for amazing presentation that your probably couldn't enjoy until your next PC upgrade and slim pickings on gameplay variety. Strike Commander has an excuse though in that the setting dosn't let you go as wild as TF's space WWI style.

The interactive movie aspect of those games hit their peak with WCIII, and I played through it what must have been half a dozen times but it never hit as hard or exists as fondly in my memory as the Lucasart's titles, which despite a lack of textures for the first (And greatest) few entries had a far better sense of movement and speed.
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Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com?
Oct 27, 2014, 20:24
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Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com? Oct 27, 2014, 20:24
Oct 27, 2014, 20:24
 
Too true! But Strike Commander was always more of a shallow technical marvel than an awesome fun game.

Tie fighter is super awesome.

And you are not the bad guys in that game, you are a loyal pilot in the Imperial Navy stopping those evil rebel terrorists from starting space Isis!
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Demo
Oct 26, 2014, 11:32
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Demo Oct 26, 2014, 11:32
Oct 26, 2014, 11:32
 
Kajetan wrote on Oct 25, 2014, 09:14:
Numinar wrote on Oct 25, 2014, 05:35:
Especially since they learnt to stop the nickle and diming on DLC with V and rolled out some decent content.
When did "they" (2k?) learn this?

When the 10 piecemeal single-civ focused bullshit DLC didn't make money?

I dunno, they could have kept doing that, but they didn't, and I thank them for that. It was all good content but fuck paying whatever it was to play one civ. Also they had $5 deals on steam that had all that content along with the first expansion. Consider your sins absolved 2K (At least the Firaxis related ones)!
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Re: Game Reviews
Oct 26, 2014, 11:27
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Re: Game Reviews Oct 26, 2014, 11:27
Oct 26, 2014, 11:27
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 03:53:
Cram wrote on Oct 26, 2014, 00:08:
Wetworks24 wrote on Oct 25, 2014, 23:45:
Despite saying I wouldn't get it at release I broke down and bought it a few days ago. Having fun but not sure I like the emphasis on being above ground, to me the best part of the game is still dungeon crawling.

This is a fair point, if you've completely beat the game, which you haven't. I mean completely. Do not get discouraged and enjoy the ride ffs.

Good luck in the Cemetery and Pyramid, seems like that's what you want to experience. Good luck in those areas bud.

Part of the problem is that I'm playing the game on hard. I beat the first Grimrock on hard w/ old school mode activated. Hard turns the game into a lot of trial and error with constant reloads. I guess my patience is starting to wear out a little with Grimrock after 28 hrs in the first game. I'm still enjoying it though.

I wish I would have picked normal but I'm not starting over now.

You ruined it for yourself. Here is how difficulty should work and sounds like it is in your case:

Easy: I'm drunk or otherwise mentally impeded.

Medium: I wan't to play, and win, a game using common sense, gaming experience and the minimal amount of trial and error.

Hard: I need to min-max, read faqs and plan ahead to win the game.
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Demo
Oct 25, 2014, 05:35
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Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Demo Oct 25, 2014, 05:35
Oct 25, 2014, 05:35
 
Krovven wrote on Oct 25, 2014, 03:58:
dj LiTh wrote on Oct 25, 2014, 00:11:
More i play the game (non demo) more i like it. I think its just switching my Civ5 perspective to the subtle changes. That said those subtle changes once you get use to them are pretty good. Enjoying it, and i know it'll only get better. One of the major reasons why i bought it is that i know that the expansions, patches, and mods to come will only add to it. Firaxis knows their TBS

This.

Especially since they learnt to stop the nickle and diming on DLC with V and rolled out some decent content. All that extra stuff was great, picked it up in sales, but it should have been all one small expansion before G+K.
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Re: Far Cry 4 Welcome to Kyrat Trailer, Part Two
Oct 24, 2014, 12:11
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Re: Far Cry 4 Welcome to Kyrat Trailer, Part Two Oct 24, 2014, 12:11
Oct 24, 2014, 12:11
 
Trying to get Hype... loved the last one so much! But AC4:BF and Mordor have me all Ubisoft Gamed out...
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Re: Space Engineers Sells 1M
Oct 21, 2014, 03:53
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Re: Space Engineers Sells 1M Oct 21, 2014, 03:53
Oct 21, 2014, 03:53
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 21:46:
So it's unfinished? And it sounds like it's going to stay that way. And that's the problem with early-access games.

You are right, for most games it is a problem.

But I cannot imagine Kerbal, Minecraft, Prison Architect or this title being anywhere near as good as they are without EA. Those games are best in class and nobody puts a gun to anyone's head and tells them to buy it. PA especially was not fun when I purchased it initially, but is amazing now and is still not feature complete.

The alpha for ARMA 3 also really helped it, best Bohemia game on release by far in terms of bugs.

Of course, classically made games that are baked in an oven for 3 years still exist. Not all of them work out either and they are almost never as ambitious as the titles I just mentioned.
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition
Oct 18, 2014, 14:49
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Re: Ships Ahoy - Wings! Remastered Edition Oct 18, 2014, 14:49
Oct 18, 2014, 14:49
 
Now Rocket Ranger, TV Sports and It came from the Desert please!

This game was so great. Such atmosphere for the time. Did not enjoy the bombing runs, but maybe an accurate representation of the futility of the activity at the time (25 years later we were still bombing Austria while aiming for Germany).

The old Amiga and it's monitor (After a stint as a great N64 screen) are well and truly dead, and in my foolish youth I donated the arcade quality joysticks we had for it to a film and failed to retrieve them

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Re: etc.
Oct 18, 2014, 11:22
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Re: etc. Oct 18, 2014, 11:22
Oct 18, 2014, 11:22
 
Do you feel guilty? I don't. I can identify as a gamer and know those articles were not talking about me. You'd have to want to be insulted or actually be exactly what is wrong with this situation to get upset about these perceived insults, surely.

If media outlets are leaning one way over the other, then that is a reflection of the kind of people who enter into that industry. I'm sure once some PAC's/lobby money gets put into it the reds will be well served with all the content they need.

Until then the low pay and lack of opportunity, along with the overwhelming negative view of gaming and gamer's a large part of that political spectrum (We make for great scapegoats when guns kill people!) may have something to do with the lefty madness that is most, but not all, of games media?

So yeah, complain that they don't represent you. Subscribe to an outlet or start you own that does. Don't expect extant private organisations to take affirmative hiring action to ensure they have "Fair and Balanced" news. Not everyone can or needs to be as morally upstanding and fair as Fox.
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