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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
27. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 17:49 CJ_Parker
 
BTW, anyone wanna take bets on SAM being the evil bad guy in the end? Maybe not at the end of MEA but at the end of the MEA series? I have a strong suspicion that SAM is sort of a Shodan pulling all the strings in the background and using Ryder to his advantage.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
26. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 16:59 CJ_Parker
 
Bundy wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:14:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:07:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:02:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 14:49:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 14:40:
--edited for sanity--
Honestly, I think it's a positive for a game that you don't like it. You're a better shill than the actual shills, so keep it up.

Good. Then I hope everyone goes and preorders all the games I don't like because it will make the dumb people poorer. More dumb, poor people -> more Trump voters -> more fun in the news every day. Win-win for me. Checks out! Hi5, bruuuuhhhh!!!

This may just be a long shot, it may have to do with the insane amount of idiocy that you spout daily that makes people want to do exactly the opposite of whatever it is you type.

I mean, half the time you're making stupid names for companies/games/people that it totally invalidates any and all content you attempt to add to a discussion.

This. Honestly CJ, what games do you like? I'm pretty sure 9 out of 10 of your posts are shitting on something. Maybe even 10 out of 10.

Dude, I like open world RPGs like TW3 (but also the other less open Witchers), TES III to V (yes, even Oblivion minus the retarded scaling) or the good old Gothics. I also like DAO in spite of the horribly trite premise of a "Darkspawn" demon invasion (could that be more generic?) and Mass Effect 2. Then games like the Divinity series, some of the AssCreed games, the Batman Arkham games, the Tomb Raiders all the way back to no. 1 in 1996 though RotTR was 50/50 with great gameplay and level design but abysmal story and characters so if the downward trend continues this was my last TR game, many of the classic Star Wars games, the BioShocks (esp. the 1st one), the F.E.A.R games (even the exp packs and Project Origins), Elite Dangerous, King's Bounty, Call of Juarez, and many, many classics like the M&M series (no. VII FTW!), the Duke, the original Deus Ex, Thief, the older Civ games yada yada yada.

There's some good shit out there but it's getting drowned out in a sea of uber shit. And MEA is definitely one of the latter that is only worth getting on discount.

See, I don't hate everything. I just try to balance out all the overhyping with some underhyping is all. I bring balance to the force so to speak. Y'all have the wet undies and uncle CJ has the hairdryer to make you feel normal and comfy again. Ya gotta admit that's actually mighty nice of me, no?
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
20. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 15:14 CJ_Parker
 
Rhett wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:10:
... but I did the intro/pathfinder bit, and all the conversations and close-ups looked fine to me anyway.

"The infidels are dying by the thousands in front of the gates of Baghdad as we speak".

Meanwhile in reality...
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
16. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 15:02 CJ_Parker
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 14:49:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 14:40:
--edited for sanity--
Honestly, I think it's a positive for a game that you don't like it. You're a better shill than the actual shills, so keep it up.

Good. Then I hope everyone goes and preorders all the games I don't like because it will make the dumb people poorer. More dumb, poor people -> more Trump voters -> more fun in the news every day. Win-win for me. Checks out! Hi5, bruuuuhhhh!!!
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
14. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 14:40 CJ_Parker
 
BioWhore still has a fan cult even after all their mediocrity so I wouldn't take it too serious when someone shows up and defends even the most obvious flaws.

The much bigger problem IMHO is the cringe- and facepalmworthy writing, the stupid voices (like that Salarian with the annoying lisp or that female Krogan uggghhhh) and the simpleton gameplay/quests.

There was a time when quests had alternative solutions in BioWhore games or at least some tiny choices & consequences and when you could ask some pressing questions in dialogues because the game writers gave a shit, thought shit through and gave you, the player, the dialogue options to inquire shit.
For example, we learn that there are exiles. Huh? A few minutes before we also learned that all the planets are uninhabitable/hostile so where the fuck did the exiles settle down with enough life support and supplies?
Maybe we'll learn about all this later in the game but it would have been THE Captain Obvious question to ask for Ryder at that time. It's disappointing when the main character is a complete retard.
Also, the "pathos" in some of the scenes is unbearable. It almost makes Star Citizen's Admiral Bishop senate speech appear like a competent piece in comparison. Almost.

Combine all this with retarded AI, a lame inconsequential skill/character system and mediocre shooter mechanics and you have a game that may be worth picking up for $10 or $20 max for the GOTY one day (DLC plans remain to be seen and IMNSHO it makes a ton of sense to wait until EA announce their "exciting" plans which will probably fuck over anyone who bought or played early).
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
46. Re: Game Reviews Mar 16, 2017, 02:22 CJ_Parker
 
NewMaxx wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 01:06:
For the record I'm running it with a 1080 (at 1080p) flawlessly - but I wasn't really paying attention to the exact performance. I'll report back on that next time, but I do have the newest driver and had no noticeable issues.

Yup. It's flawless but still no 60fps+ joy all maxed out (again: setting shit to 'ultra' is not maxed out... you have to manually max it out via the 'custom' option).
Sure, it's playable with 50 to 70fps (on the first planet) but it's just under 60fps (like 54fps) most of the time.

I just finished the first planet and the story is cringeworthy to the max. No spoilers but guess what happens at the end of the first mission? Yes. Right. Exactly that.
This is a B movie scifi flick all the way with dialogues that have you constantly facepalming and massive logical flaws, too. Why are there ammo caches on totally unknown planets in an unexplored galaxy? LOL. Could they possibly fuck this up more? How about giving us at least an intro mission that makes the slightest bit of sense with a little more suspense and an actual sense of exploration of the unknown???

I'm not buying the waking up after 634 years and first steps into the unknown thing. It's all more like Ryder & co are going to McDonald's down the road. The target audience is clearly braindead kiddies who don't like to think too much about stuff or pay attention to the story just as long as there's lots of 'splosions and shit. Casual garbage confirmed.

Oh, the gameplay sucks, too. Braindead AI as usual and we've come full circle from the first ME because in MEA you can also shoot enemies behind cover without them even returning fire or retreating to another cover position.
BioWhore are also using the same old dumb AI "trick" where as long as you keep aiming at an enemy in cover he won't pop up because he magically knows you got him in sight but if you let go of aiming for a moment or shift position slightly then he'll come out. Retarded. It makes the enemies just as easy pickings as if they'd pop out of cover so what's the point? It's just as exploitable.

Checkpoint saves also suck ass. They could at least save progress when reaching certain objectives in side missions or autosave every five minutes or some shit like that. I lost almost twenty minutes one time I got killed on a side mission because the game did not save a single fucking time on that optional objective. No manual F5 save is enough of an injury already. No need to add massive insults by making a half-assed checkpoint save crap system.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
44. Re: Game Reviews Mar 15, 2017, 21:44 CJ_Parker
 
The free trial is available now (also for Origin Access free trial members which is why I'm playing MEA for 0.00 now... I'm not a preordering tard, of course).
It unlocks at midnight in whatever timezone you are so here in central EU I did not need to fiddle with VPN or anything.
The download is almost 44GB but it becomes playable at 42% "already". The game is extremely demanding and is already pushing my GTX 1080 to levels I have never seen before (no hyperbole) just by being in the main menu. By that I mean temps and fan rpm. No other game has managed to push my card to those levels yet (76C@54% fan rpm).

The menu UI is horrible, clearly made for controllers and most options are not explained at all (unacceptable in a 2017 game). At the remote chance that anyone here cares about their privacy (unlikely with all the Win 10 defending and preordering of EA games etc.) you may want to disable the usage data sharing spying features under the 'Online' category.

From what I have played so far this is definitely a solid 9.99 sale.
Performance vs. visual quality is complete garbage (no 60fps all maxed out on ultra with a 1080 and don't fall for the bullshit trap that the 'ultra' preset is 'ultra'... it ain't... you have to select 'custom' and only then can you really set the real MAX ULTRA settings), gameplay is meh and characters and dialogue are shitty as fuck so far.

So, yeah, 9.99 for the GOTY confirmed. Then I will probably also have a Volta GPU and be able to properly max out this pig.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Video
11. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Video Mar 15, 2017, 03:16 CJ_Parker
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 14, 2017, 20:27:
And here is our dull multiplayer mode that requires you to grind forever OR puchase all the shit instantly with your credit card and bioware points.

Nail -> head.

/thread
 
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News Comments > Overload Early Access
4. Re: Overload Early Access Mar 14, 2017, 01:33 CJ_Parker
 
Alamar wrote on Mar 13, 2017, 21:40:
I can't keep track of all these Descent games... Wonder why so many in such a small timeframe... It's not like this tech didn't exist years ago...

Yeah, I no longer get the appeal either. The early Descents were impressive because 3D was sort of a novelty back then and "true 3D" with 6DOF even more so. I mean "3D" shooters back then like Dark Forces or even the Duke didn't even have full free mouse aim so Descent was innovative on awe-inspiring levels.

But nowadays? Yawn. Racing through samey looking disorienting claustrophobic tunnels is about as much fun as slamming yourself in the nuts repeatedly which ain't very fun unless you're a Brit or something.

The demo got old real fast and I can only see myself getting this for sub $5 for a gaming night with copious amounts of booze. Get plastered, play some, indulge in nostalgia, play some more and suck at it increasingly cuz booze, pass out, uninstall.
 
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News Comments > Halo Wars 2 Demo
12. Re: Halo Wars 2 Demo Mar 13, 2017, 18:36 CJ_Parker
 
F10? Must be some kind of console garbage thing where checkpoint saves are the norm.
No PC developer with more than one brain cell would consciously bind the menu to 'F10' because it's much too close to 'F9' which has been the standard for quick load for decades now.
In fact, any dev who puts the menu on 'F10' in a PC game should be genitally tortured until they never forget what a fucking retarded idea that was.
 
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News Comments > Halo Wars 2 Demo
5. Re: Halo Wars 2 Demo Mar 13, 2017, 13:43 CJ_Parker
 
What Microsoft Store?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
27. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 13, 2017, 08:13 CJ_Parker
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 20:55:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 12, 2017, 16:21:
Haha. No sign of Torment. Pretty dead out the gate that one and well deserved after the half-assed job they did on that "game" or visual PDF more like... and don't gimme PST was like that because it wasn't. PST was 500% more actual game than TToN.
Still glad I got a last minute refund for my pledge a few weeks back. The feature cuts and the fact that they put nicer stuff into the retail CE than the "exclusive" backer CE broke the camel's back for me.

#schadenfreude

So... you haven't actually played the game?

I played the beta and felt it royally sucked compared to PST. Where PST has a wonderful and interesting beginning with a humorous floating skull at your side, ToN throws you into a drab, super-serious unknown, poorly explained setting and immediately throws walls of text at you to 'splain shit. Wall after wall after wall... and after a short while you begin to wonder where the fuck the actual game is.
PST had lotsa reading but at least it didn't forget to occasionally throw some actual gameplay at you. ToN is a visual PDF or a text adventure but it barely qualifies as an actual game.
I got my refund and props to inXile for granting me one this late after the KS. I might actually rebuy the game on sale one day when I'm really in the mood for a boring visual PDF but that may be a while.. maybe when I'm really old and rusty for twitch games Wink .
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 12, 2017, 16:21 CJ_Parker
 
Haha. No sign of Torment. Pretty dead out the gate that one and well deserved after the half-assed job they did on that "game" or visual PDF more like... and don't gimme PST was like that because it wasn't. PST was 500% more actual game than TToN.
Still glad I got a last minute refund for my pledge a few weeks back. The feature cuts and the fact that they put nicer stuff into the retail CE than the "exclusive" backer CE broke the camel's back for me.

#schadenfreude
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 11, 2017, 19:54 CJ_Parker
 
mag wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 23:30:
SirKnight wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 22:36:
Oh AMD....LOL

I have NEVER needed a patch to allow my Intel CPU to work like it's supposed to.

As usual, more excuses and smoke-and-mirrors from team red.

What? You really don't remember the early days of Intel hyper threading, when CPU reviewers had to disable HT to get the 'proper' performance in games?

It's the same thing. New CPU, new way of hyperthreading, new bugs.

Not the same thing at all and has absolutely nothing to do with "early days" or a bug. To this very day, you will get better performance in many games by disabling HT. Same thing for AMD and SMT on Ryzen by the way. Many of the Ryzen reviews from last week also had tests with SMT disabled which yielded a small boost in performance in most games.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer
35. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launch Trailer Mar 11, 2017, 13:03 CJ_Parker
 
Nucas wrote on Mar 11, 2017, 04:50:
i think this looks great but i guess we're supposed to be ironically detached or something now because its an established franchise?

You're supposed to be non-ironically detached because this is fucking garbage to the power of infinity.

- It screams casual console cover shooter out of every pore. If you watch the combat video, it once again has those conveniently placed rocks, containers etc. just like the previous games so you know exactly when an area has been designed for a combat encounter just from its design.
- What to think of a "RPG" where you have to enter the menu and reroll your class every five minutes depending on the combat situation? That's some really immersive shit, right?
- The facial anims have been rightfully criticized because they look like copy&paste from Mass Effect 1 a decade ago.
- The graphics are generally "teh suck". It's the typical Frostshite problem where everything looks super-artificial like it was modeled from plastic and Lego. This is a horrible engine that does not actually put you "there" but it makes it all feel like a tech demo or a glossy showcase. It's maximum garbage is what it is.

And then you have fucking retarded marketing like this which is very reminiscent of DAO marketing with the heavy metal gore trailer that was clearly aimed at the sub-12 year old demographic.
This game has wait for a sale written all over it if I've ever seen a game with that writing on it.

Anyone with half a brain should at the very least wait until EA discloses their "exciting" DLC plans. All we know is that there won't be a season pass but there will definitely be DLC and knowing EA/BioWhore it'll be stuff you wish woulda been in the game at the start or makes ya wish ya woulda waited for a GOTY complete version or summin'.

So, yeah, it is OK to be totally non-ironically not buying this fucking shit, you know? What a concept!!! Not preordering the latest hype!! OMG!!! Is it even possible???
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
7. Re: Game Reviews Mar 10, 2017, 15:36 CJ_Parker
 
Disagree. It is against the Geneva human rights conventions to force a reviewer to endure the torturous crappiness of a Ubishit title to the full extent. Give the poor guy a break. Being assigned to write the review at all was already hard enough for that poor sod. No need to wish more than necessary suffering upon him.  
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews
40. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 10, 2017, 04:58 CJ_Parker
 
LittleMe wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 04:22:
It's awesome and fast but isn't this Ti several months late when compared to last Ti releases? Isn't nVidia releasing Volta this fall? That was the rumor when the 1080/70's came out was that late '17 we'd see the next gen with a smaller nanometer process.

There was a rumor a while back that nVidia would possibly expedite Volta to counter AMD's DirectX 12 advantage but I don't think there was much to it. Volta was originally always going to be a 2018 release and that is when I would still expect it now.
AMD Vega is way late and no one is really talking much about DX12 anymore. That hypetrain has left the station for now. nVidia has also done their homework and improved their DX12 performance in the latest driver releases.

Volta was originally still going to be a 16nm FinFET part by the way unless the rumors are true that there will be an intermediate 12nm high powered stepping at TSMC but so far they have only confirmed mobile parts on that node AFAIK so we'll have to wait and see about that.

TSMC 10nm for high powered parts like graphics cards most likely won't be ready for mass production next year so Volta has to be either 16nm or 12nm if TSMC is willing and able to offer a high powered process of the latter, too.

What might happen according to some rumors is that Volta might indeed ship as a 12nm part this year in the professional segment (automotive, HPC etc.) just like nVidia did it with Pascal when they launched the P100 with HBM2 a few months before the consumer GP104/GP102 last year.
So, yes, Volta might happen this year but probably not in the consumer space. Consumer cards to follow Q1/Q2 2018.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews
32. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 9, 2017, 17:26 CJ_Parker
 
descender wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 16:18:
The windows 10 scheduler isn't "bugged"... it works exactly the way it is supposed to. AMD released a CPU that doesn't report properly to the OS. It only currently works right in W7 because the W7 scheduler is "dumber" and tries to do less balancing.

Essentially the same thing happened when Hyperthreading was first released by Intel. Windows needs to be updated to recognize new hardware, this should surprise exactly no one. I'm totally willing to blame AMD for fucking this up and not finding this bug until way too late in the development process. They should have known that this was an issue at the very least months ago.

/sign

This is 100% AMD's fault for not working with Microsoft on this issue sooner. With all the testing and iterations that goes into releasing a CPU they must have known about this problem months ago indeed. They should have consulted with MS engineers how to solve the issue. Identify what is required on MS part, what is required on AMD's part and then release the CPU after figuring this shit out.

Ryzen was delayed multiple times from previously purported dates anyway so there was absolutely no reason to half-ass a premature launch like they did.

Or if you absolutely can not delay any further: Open communication. Include detailed info on the issue in the reviewer's guides. Tell the world that you are working with MS on the issue or that you are working on the issue relentlessly with consulting from MS.

But this is bullshit. Releasing the CPU and leaving the world in a stinky, murky cloud of FUD is grade A quality AMD cowshit.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews
19. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 9, 2017, 14:01 CJ_Parker
 
Darks wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 12:20:
sauron wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 10:48:
Wow, if I had bought a 1080, I would be pretty annoyed by this. The Ti seems to replace that card since it is significantly faster and a similar price? Or am I getting my facts wrong?

You know this is a really stupid comment right? This has always been the case with NVidias video cards. the Ti always fallows their main steam cards at some point. This is not some big secret thats just happend over night.

I own a 1080 FTW, and Im not peeved at all. I knew the Ti would be coming out.

Yup. The only peeps who would have a reason to be "annoyed" are -as always- the Titan X buyers. However, as the "as always" indicates even the Titan owners don't really have a reason to be peeved because there is enough precedence for them to have known what they were doing when buying the Titan. They knew exactly that the Ti would follow soon after and that it would most likely (nearly) match or even slightly surpass their precious Titan for a few hundred bucks less.

What we are seeing here is business as usual and nothing at all to be annoyed at.

The only thing that is slightly surprising is that nVidia is selling the Ti that cheap at $699. There is no competition. They could just as easily have maintained the $699 for the 1080 FE and sold the Ti-FE for $899 or $999 until Vega comes out.
The pricing is actually kinda suspicious as if nVidia and AMD are price fixing again behind the curtains. Or nVidia simply has pretty good spies inside AMD and this was a preemptive move to put on the pressure. Who knows...
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews
3. Re: New GeForce Drivers and GTX 1080 Ti Reviews Mar 9, 2017, 11:05 CJ_Parker
 
sauron wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 10:48:
Wow, if I had bought a 1080, I would be pretty annoyed by this. The Ti seems to replace that card since it is significantly faster and a similar price? Or am I getting my facts wrong?

Yep. Quite wrong.

- People who bought the 1080 have enjoyed that top level of performance for a good 10 months now. Enjoyment is something that money can't buy so that is a priceless advantage.
- The 1080 custom cards (who the hell buys FE unless you intend to replace the heatsink for a custom water cooling set?) were still considerably cheaper (here in the EU at least) than what the 1080Ti will sell at.
- People are not married to a graphics card. One can easily throw the 1080 on eBay now and get a 1080Ti if one is so inclined. Most enthusiasts who buy in the price range of 1080/Titan won't mind a little loss.

I own a 1080 and will probably get a Ti but only after Vega is out. Right now would be a really bad time to buy one of these puppies. Even if Vega does not beat the 1080(Ti), it might still force prices to come down. I also want to wait for Palit/Gainward customs as those were by far the best 1070/1080 cards.

Come on, AMD (and Palit/Gainward). Hurry the fuck up!
 
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