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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Halo 5: Forge PC Specs
26. Re: Halo 5: Forge PC Specs Aug 28, 2016, 09:37 CJ_Parker
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 28, 2016, 04:36:
7) Paying for PC franchises like Tomb Raider to be timed exclusives

To be fair (which is really hard whenever Microshit is involved, of course, but let's try...), Tomb Raider has always been a multiplatform game but, yeah, splurging money with the sole intention to withhold the game from a subset of their customers was still just as shabby and despicable as every other timed exclusive they did in the history of the Shitbox.

10) Forcing Ensemble Studios to make a XB1 exclusive RTS game then shuttering it when it underperformed

Dude? Ensemble was shut down in 2009. There wasn't any XB1 to be seen anywhere back then.
The only console game they did was Halo Wars which got a 82 average score on MC which isn't that bad. The reason for the closure of Ensemble and Aces given on Wikipedia is... "In 2009, Microsoft Studios disbanded both Ensemble Studios and Aces Studio due to the effects of the late-2000s financial crisis and the restructuring of their game development studios.".

When will Microsoft learn that fucking over PC gamers isn't a good business strategy?

As long as Phil Spencer is there: Never. Phil is all about fucking PC gamers in the big A.
 
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News Comments > Halo 5: Forge PC Specs
18. Re: Halo 5: Forge PC Specs Aug 27, 2016, 20:01 CJ_Parker
 
WaltC wrote on Aug 27, 2016, 19:31:
Timmeh wrote on Aug 27, 2016, 15:37:
ok so Halo is an xbox title...

xbox is entirely based on AMD hardware.

recommended specs for pc feature intel and NVidia...

Something smells in Denmark.


You beat me to the same remarks...;) Microsoft is just simply dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to gaming--for reasons I will never, ever understand.

One HUGE reason is very simple and it even has a name: Phil Spencer.

They don't--have to remember Microsoft paid $2B for Minecraft--a game that when they bought it was already "as old as the hills and 2x as dusty"...;) Think about that...for the same money Microsoft could have opened a new game studio and published fifty AAA titles @ an average investment of $50M *each*...! What a colossal waste of money.

Indeed. The saddest part is those fuckers shut down Ensemble and Aces but then cough up $2bn for some third rate casual garbage. We could happily be building empires in AoE VII or fly around all over the world in an awesome true next gen sim with FS12 or whatever version we'd be at by now.

All of that for a minuscule fraction of that $2bn and I'm betting they'd still make a profit from these "niche" PC-exclusive games IF they would actually give a shit and support/market them properly.

The flight sim and add-on community is still alive and kicking. There are literally dozens of companies who are able to survive just fine by selling add-ons for a decade old sim that supposedly "does not sell".
 
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News Comments > Halo 5: Forge PC Specs
9. Re: Halo 5: Forge PC Specs Aug 27, 2016, 16:49 CJ_Parker
 
Hahaha Microsoft is so fucking retarded they can't even get something as simple as system reqs written down correctly. I mean WTF is a...

GPU: GeForce 970 Ti

Hmm Microshit? Parallel universe much you n00bs?

Oh yeah and lest I forget: Fuck Halo. Either bring the whole series to PC or fuck off, MS$.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: McDonald’s recalls Happy Meal fitness trackers after they injure kids. Aug 25, 2016, 15:58 CJ_Parker
 
Shineyguy wrote on Aug 25, 2016, 14:38:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 25, 2016, 10:01:
Going by that logic they should "recall" every single fucking burger because it is an insult to every consumer's intelligence and an injury to the body. Worst food and worst company in the world.
I don't get how retarded you have to be to eat that shit. I mean this ain't the 80s anymore. We now have the internet where you can actually inform yourself about how shitty that stuff is.

I know how shitty it is for me, and I still occasionally visit for a burger or something else.

And that is why you fail...
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: McDonald’s recalls Happy Meal fitness trackers after they injure kids. Aug 25, 2016, 10:01 CJ_Parker
 
Going by that logic they should "recall" every single fucking burger because it is an insult to every consumer's intelligence and an injury to the body. Worst food and worst company in the world.
I don't get how retarded you have to be to eat that shit. I mean this ain't the 80s anymore. We now have the internet where you can actually inform yourself about how shitty that stuff is.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: AMD bundles garbage with garbage Aug 25, 2016, 08:50 CJ_Parker
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 15:11:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:50:
Awesome

I'm just picturing being handed a binder of CJ_Parker's post history with every new CPU purchase. Worst bundle ever.

True that. They are not making CPUs like they used to...
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 25, 2016, 07:04 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 25, 2016, 02:36:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 25, 2016, 00:13:
Vive probably more attractive to devs cuz hand contollers.

Maybe because it's superior in every way?

(Is it though?)

Nope. Roomscale aside (you can really only do that with the Vive but it comes with a shitload of its own issues), the OR has generally gotten more favorable reviews especially in terms of image quality. Too bad it's just as fucking expensive and associated with Facebook though.
I'm hoping the Vive will catch up or surpass the OR in quality with version 2 or 3 and drop massively in price. Only then would I even consider a purchase.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
14. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 11:12 CJ_Parker
 
nin wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 11:01:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:58:
Hahaha unskippable intro, microtransactions, a chopped to bits story... it keeps getting better and better. Originally I thought I might get the GOTY for $4.99 on sale but looks like $2.99 is going to have to do. Or maybe for the first time in a long time I'll just pirate this shit. Haven't done that in years so might be fun just for shits and giggles.

HAI GUISE ITS CJJ, ILETTING EVEYRONE KNO MY PRICE HAS DROPPD FROM $(( TO 2((.

CCJ OUT! OFF TO TOYLET!


Hahahaha lookie here... someone is apparently very salty about wasting money on this garbage game Dance Nahnah Dance
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
8. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 10:58 CJ_Parker
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 24, 2016, 10:02:
Hope they will add the skippable option to those unskippable videos at the beginning of the game with all the company logos and stuff.

Hahaha unskippable intro, microtransactions, a chopped to bits story... it keeps getting better and better. Originally I thought I might get the GOTY for $4.99 on sale but looks like $2.99 is going to have to do. Or maybe for the first time in a long time I'll just pirate this shit. Haven't done that in years so might be fun just for shits and giggles.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: AMD bundles garbage with garbage Aug 24, 2016, 10:50 CJ_Parker
 
Awesome  
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News Comments > PlayStation Now Coming to PCs
26. Re: PlayStation Now Coming to PCs Aug 23, 2016, 20:40 CJ_Parker
 
Darks wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 16:32:
OK, so Im curious about this. How dos it work or will it work? If you own current titles you can play them on the PC?

For PS4 titles you already own, you're obviously better off just playing them on the feckin' console or check the fourth paragraph of the article which refers you to Remote Play... well, unless this shit happens:

  • Some games do not support Remote Play.


  • It's very nice and forward-looking of Sony, of course, to not provide a list of supported games of any sort. Great thinking.
     
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    News Comments > PlayStation Now Coming to PCs
    25. Re: PlayStation Now Coming to PCs Aug 23, 2016, 20:29 CJ_Parker
     
    Simon Says wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 16:47:
    Even if you didn't notice the lag, doesn't mean it isn't there or that it isn't noticeable.

    wat???
     
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    News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
    15. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 23, 2016, 11:45 CJ_Parker
     
    Well, it's a common theme across just about every single review out there and when even the mainstream reviewers notice that the story sucks then it must be really terribad...  
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    News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
    7. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 23, 2016, 11:12 CJ_Parker
     
    Wallshadows wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 11:09:
    nin wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 11:06:
    Reviews say the gameplay is good, but the ending is bad. But I've also seen folks say it takes 20+ hours to get to the end, so 20 hours of good DX is good for me, even if the ending is subpar.



    I haven't read any reviews since I am more or less going in to it blind but is it a rushed story telling kind bad or cliffhanger kind of bad?

    According to the reviews it is rushed, i.e. you happen to bump into a boss fight more or less accidentally, long before any loose ends are tied up, and then the credits roll by.
     
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    News Comments > PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power
    32. Re: PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power Aug 22, 2016, 20:13 CJ_Parker
     
    It's confirmed somewhere in there that PCIe 4.0 is not going to be in Kaby Lake (Q2/2017 for highend desktop CPUs) so the earliest gen we'll see it on Intel boards will probably be Cannonlake.
    There is also not much "strangling" going on. The bandwidth of PCIe 3.0 is still totes sufficient for the vast majority of home users, especially for AMD peasants with their low end graphics cards .
    Seriously tho, you'd have to go crazy with multi GPU, several high end NVMe/m.2 SSDs and Gigabit LAN etc. to come even close to exhausting PCIe 3.0 bandwidth.
    It won't be a relevant (tangible performance benefits) upgrade for 95%+ of the regular gaming populace out there.
     
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    News Comments > PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power
    30. Re: PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power Aug 22, 2016, 18:55 CJ_Parker
     
    Well, look at a typical 8-pin power cable from PSU to GPU. It ain't exactly a marvel of engineering and typically does not catch fire under load (as long as the PSU and the cable is OK Wink ). I'm sure they will be able to integrate this into the mobo PCB just fine. A li'l more plastic + mantling here and there will not break the bank.  
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    News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details
    3. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details Aug 22, 2016, 18:20 CJ_Parker
     
    Pro: They are at least honest up front (just a few hours but still better than most publishers) that you are getting fuck all for your $30

    Contra: Those meager bits of "content" for $30 are an all out scam if you think about similarly priced expansion passes like TW3

     
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    News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
    96. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 22, 2016, 16:17 CJ_Parker
     
    eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 08:51:
    CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 00:56:
    ItBurn wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 00:13:
    I think that you guys are too blinded by your emotions or previous investments to realize how amazing the tech in that demo was. There's never been anything done at a level close to this. If you want a full simulation of a space game, this is the real deal. They took no shortcuts. Don't reply to my comment about how you think this is a scam or all that endlessly repetitive noise. Just appreciate the tech.

    What "tech" exactly are you referring to? The planetary atmospheric entry stuff? There have been videos on YT for years like this one here and many more.
    You can also seamlessly land on planets across the 400bn star systems in Elite Dangerous until you have planets coming out your ass. It's nothing special.

    Everything else has also been done in other games and much better than here. So what "tech" are you talking about exactly?

    Then show us how you walk around on your spaceship in ED while it lands. Or how you fly a object that found in a crate on some base into your hangar, then carry it around and drop it on another world, all seamless without loading bars. Or how you explore a wreck in ED, walk around it, discover floating bodies and story elements.... The only game, and really the ONLY game that even came close to this was Kerbal Space Program. In fact Star Citizen is what KSP could have been had the developers not squandered it all.

    If you don't see how this is more advanced than usual engine tech then you haven't played a lot of them space games, or tried to mod them for that matter. KSP especially is bordering on so many engine limits that you'd go insane developing for that.

    And yeah, seamless atmospheric transitions are nothing new, doing it without ugly z-fighting (KSP) and weird block loading (NMS) or walking around on your ship while they happen... online? THAT is.

    ItBurn is right, from a purely technical standpoint this is top notch, until Star Citizen NOBODY did anything like this. In no other game can you walk around your space-ship while it lands on a planets, while a 2nd player flies it. And jump out of it whenever you feel like it.

    In fact I don't think you realize why that speeder flying into that hangar was such a big thing to show. The technology behind that doesn't even exist in available engines right now. KSP can kinda do something like this by docking (aka internally merging the scene space) but that is a crude hack compared to how it worked in the demo...

    Anyhow, as I said.. I am in this for what, 30$ ? and what I see as a engine junkie is good. What I don't like is this horrible movement and shooting feel. Everything related to that feels floaty and inaccurate

    Let me just say this: You need to look outside of space games and think just a little bit outside of the box, i.e. look at the bigger picture. The only difference between a space game and other games is that the environment variable that determines gravity is set to a value of "0" (zero). That's it. Space games aren't anything super-special to begin with.

    As for walking around a ship while it lands or stuff like that, well, you can pretty much do that in any Battlefield games. One guy flies (or not if he is an asshole and parachuted out ) and other people do whatever while in the same "ship". It's not a big deal. Let's stop pretending like it is just because it is happening in a space game now.

    You can even do the same with add-ons in an ancient game like Microsoft FSX. There have been add-ons for years that allow you to walk around the plane while it flies and if you use VATSIM you've been able to do this in multiplayer, too, of course.

    I don't know if you easy-to-impress folks have only played Solitaire, Candy Crush and Minesweeper in the past few years but it may be time to get into some modern gaming and check out more games. It will give you some perspective that -graphical fidelity aside (yes, SC is nice looking in demos... the real thing not so much as it has horrible graphical bugs still) - what is shown in these demos is not that special when there is only four/five people on a local Gigabit LAN for a demo.

    I'll be the first one to admit I'm impressed when they demo what they promised the game would really all be about, i.e. a capital ship space battle with dozens of fighters duking it out while the universe simulation is still running in the background and e.g. SAR missions get generated on the fly when players eject from their fighters... and people board the cap ship and fight in 1st person on the ship while the battle outside rages on... the crew on the cap ship struggles to fight off the boarding party and puts out fires, repairs damage etc. ... and all of this with players on regular Internet connections from 30ms to 200ms latency.
    That's when I will tip my hat in Christ Roberts' general direction and tell him 'well done, Sir'.

    But at almost $120 million and after four years of development he can shove a tech demo of this kind right up his ass. It is merely a marketing tool to generate more hype and monies. It has absolutely nothing to do with the reality of the game right now.
    Again: We have a 24 player max limit, a single instance, a single star system, near zero persistence and 99% of all gameplay systems missing, i.e. there is no interstellar travel, no trading, no cargo hauling, no smuggling, no bounty-hunting, no mining, no salvaging, no SAR, no passenger transportation, no capital ship gameplay, no science/research, no exploration, no refueling, no electronic warfare, no information running, no repairing, nothing at all... and especially not with any level of the promised sophistication and complexity (like the promised fully simulated in-game economy with literally millions of AI agents for example).

    I'll be impressed when ALL of that comes together, when we get close to getting our promised 100 star systems *at launch*, when the number of players per instance is raised to *at least* 64 players, when we actually have more than one instance and when all of this starts to work outside of a local LAN on my home PC with players from around the globe (or locally the EU) sharing the simulated universe with all gameplay systems and the promised level of detail and complexity.

    Until then: Yawn@yet another retarded flashy tech demo. As I said before... a simple exercise: Go back to 2012 to 2014 and simply compare the older flashy tech demos (reveals and live demos at PAX, CitizenCon, Gamescom, whatever)) vs. what we have in the game right now. The vapor is very strong with this game. So far, they have a well established track record of underdelivering big time in spite of a $120 million budget and four years of time. They do not even have the basic groundwork done yet as the game is lacking the most simple MMO functionality a.k.a instancing.
     
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    News Comments > PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power
    23. Re: PCIe 4.0 to Deliver More Speed and Power Aug 22, 2016, 15:37 CJ_Parker
     
    I can't wait for PCIe 4.0 and corresponding graphics cards. With m.2 SSDs finally becoming more widespread and affordable, the dream of a nearly cable-free PC is getting closer. It looks like all you will need as of Cannonlake and later will be a 24-pin ATX plug and maybe a couple fan cables for the CPU and the case fans and that's it.  
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    News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
    83. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 22, 2016, 00:56 CJ_Parker
     
    ItBurn wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 00:13:
    I think that you guys are too blinded by your emotions or previous investments to realize how amazing the tech in that demo was. There's never been anything done at a level close to this. If you want a full simulation of a space game, this is the real deal. They took no shortcuts. Don't reply to my comment about how you think this is a scam or all that endlessly repetitive noise. Just appreciate the tech.

    What "tech" exactly are you referring to? The planetary atmospheric entry stuff? There have been videos on YT for years like this one here and many more.
    You can also seamlessly land on planets across the 400bn star systems in Elite Dangerous until you have planets coming out your ass. It's nothing special.

    Everything else has also been done in other games and much better than here. So what "tech" are you talking about exactly?
     
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