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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
27. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Win 10 Update 1803 Oct 7, 2018, 14:16 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 7, 2018, 11:56:
The update pushes the version to 1809
Startmenu
type -> winver

to see what version you are on

Why so complicated? Typing is teh hard!!!11

Just right click on start, select the 'System' entry and there ya go... bottom of the page under 'Windows specifications'.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 7, 2018, 14:08 CJ_Parker
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 7, 2018, 13:13:
Aside from the obvious weirdness of Ass Creed Odyssey, it's nice to see Pathfinder:Kingmaker on there. That game will be amazing when it gets patched up a bit more. It's impressive now, but I shelved it until they fix some things/balance some other things, etc.

I agree. Kingmaker and BattleTech are the only two Kickstarters I funded after the 2012/2013 KS spree and luckily both turned out to be excellent games.
I will also give Kingmaker a little more time in the oven before fully diving into it.

It's definitely good to see it make it into the top 10 again. There is hope for single player RPGs.

A noteworthy absence: Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It seems to have fallen out of the top 10 rather quickly for a AAA hype fest. It came out on 9/14.
While Kingmaker was released eleven days later on 9/25, it does seem quite impressive that Kingmaker beats a game like Tomb Raider when the releases are that close together. Not bad .
 
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News Comments > Shadow of the Tomb Raider The Forge Next Month
3. Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider The Forge Next Month Oct 7, 2018, 07:36 CJ_Parker
 
fawker wrote on Oct 7, 2018, 06:30:
DLC already?

They must have really been working overtime to crank that out so fast.

Nah. Any dev working for fucking Squeenix probably has enough experience cutting content for DLC from a game that they can easily pull it off during lunch break while munching fries and burgers on the side.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of the Tomb Raider The Forge Next Month
1. Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider The Forge Next Month Oct 7, 2018, 04:23 CJ_Parker
 
Is this the DLC that turns Lara into a smokin' hottie?


 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
15. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 6, 2018, 18:28 CJ_Parker
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 6, 2018, 15:29:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 6, 2018, 14:57:
Honestly, anyone who backs up personal files to a remote computer is not quite right in the head IMHO.

Then I must very obviously not be "quite right in the head" because I backup personal files to a remote machine daily and hourly, depending upon the file location.

It's called an "offsite backup" and is a required part of any robust backup solution. Backing up locally is all fine and well until you have a natural disaster, say flooding from a hurricane or the largest wildfire in US history, that destroys your location and all infrastructure.

I obviously meant a remote computer (server) you have no control over and that is an amateur service like OneDrive. I'm well aware of the concept of offsite backups, of course, but larger gigs ideally run these offsite places themselves or they backup their data with places that promise Fort Knox style security.

I would never put my personal data on OneDrive or any other remote computer I have no administrative control over. How do you know what they are doing with your data? You don't know anything. They could analyze it (an excellent use case for those deep learning systems) to check your correspondence for your contacts, insurance contracts, health information, banking data, everything and anything.

So, yeah, anyone who puts personal data in the cloud is nucking futs. Fact.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Oct 6, 2018, 14:57 CJ_Parker
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 6, 2018, 13:36:
That's it!!1!

I'm backing all my files to OneDrive.
I hope microsofts OneDrive servers don't run on Windows 10.


Hahaha mission accomplished by Microsoft. Why do you think they built in the mass file deletion in the first place? Right. To get people to use moar 1Drive so they can spy even harder on your files.

Honestly, anyone who backs up personal files to a remote computer is not quite right in the head IMHO.
 
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News Comments > Is Baldur's Gate 3 a Thing?
16. Re: Is Baldur's Gate 3 a Thing? Oct 6, 2018, 05:18 CJ_Parker
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 6, 2018, 04:43:
Larian's Divinity-Original-Sin games were very good RPGs with a good sense of humor. If you don't like them, go back to your Battle-Royale-games, cj. By the way: I DO remember humor in BG... I guess you also hate the Bard's Tale games, cj? And you think that RPGs should never have some fun and humor in them? Okay... Whatever floats your boat, but that means that there is almost NO rpg that you actually like.

Dude, I believe you missed the "I love their games" part Wink . I really like Larian's games and also RPGs with some humor.

Yes, BG had some humor. Even the otherwise pretty serious, "dark & gritty" The Witcher games had quite a bit of humor. Geralt was pretty good at the whole jaded, cynical, sarcastic old fuck shtick.

However, Larian is another level with their quirky, silly, nutty, slapstick humor.
Do you want a BG3 where you activate sneak and you turn into a walking bush? Thought so.

They're just not the right fit. BG3 should be made by Obsidian, Beamdog or inXile. I'm not overly interested in a 3rd BG but I'd prefer Obsidian actually since they have delivered a very solid game with Deadfire.

Their engine is a perfect fit for the BG type of RPG. Looking at the PoEs (and Tyranny) I'm sure that they could nail it visually and stylistically without even trying too hard while a gig like Larian would effectively have to reinvent their whole company to get it at least remotely right.

And Larian know this, too. Swen is enjoying his independence. No publisher, no WotC nagging and bitching that something is not going the way they want. No one forcing them to stick to a ruleset or to cough up milestones by a certain date or no money. Larian want to work on their IP, not BG licensed crap that wouldn't even fit their style.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Odyssey Released
4. Re: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Released Oct 6, 2018, 03:04 CJ_Parker
 
d r m a m u wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 21:28:
looking forward to this next year after all patches and DLC are applied and its on sale

Yeah. Next year or the one after that... I ain't paying more than 29 for the ultimate edition however long it takes for the price to come down into that region.

Aside from getting a fully patched and fully DLC'ed game, the additional bonus is that it will easily run near 144fps on the RTX 4080(Ti) that I will be owning then.
 
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News Comments > Is Baldur's Gate 3 a Thing?
14. Re: Is Baldur's Gate 3 a Thing? Oct 6, 2018, 02:59 CJ_Parker
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 6, 2018, 01:11:
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 21:47:
The Larian clowns? Yeah. Maybe if you want a comedy parody of D&D but BG3? Get dafuq outta here!

Right because writers can't write different types of play writes.

I think it goes way beyond the writers in Larian's case. The whole company is a clown shop if you have watched any of their KS videos. The art is cutesy and quirky, the characters are nearly all nutters, the writing is full of humor (good & bad) and their head honcho Swen Vincke is the chief loony at the helm of the Batshit Insane mothership.

Every single one of their releases all the way back to Divine Divinity has been very light-hearted with tons of tongue in cheek humor and nuttiness like Bellegar in Div 2.

I love their games and their studio culture but a "serious" RPG from Larian? Nah... sounds like a recipe for disaster.
 
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News Comments > Is Baldur's Gate 3 a Thing?
9. Re: Is Baldur's Gate 3 a Thing? Oct 5, 2018, 21:47 CJ_Parker
 
The Larian clowns? Yeah. Maybe if you want a comedy parody of D&D but BG3? Get dafuq outta here!  
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News Comments > Is Baldur's Gate 3 a Thing?
6. Re: Is Baldur's Gate 3 a Thing? Oct 5, 2018, 21:33 CJ_Parker
 
d r m a m u wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 21:27:
then again i think beamdog still has the rights to the whole IP...

Nope. At least so far they have only had very specific rights related to the original games which is why they had to do Siege of Dragonspear as an expansion instead of being allowed to do a full-fledged BG3.

That said, maybe they have actually acquired additional rights in the meantime and they are in fact the ones working on BG3.
 
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News Comments > Descent Underground Delayed; Resumes Testing; Changes Name?
7. Re: Descent Underground Delayed; Resumes Testing; Changes Name? Oct 5, 2018, 15:17 CJ_Parker
 
Suppa7 wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 12:28:
The reality is this project stole the money, thunder and name the descent devs could have used. Almost nobody knows overload was released and the original devs only got 300K while the DU team got 600K. I was pissed that devs from star citizen basically stole the thunder for a descent remake because they were first and they had somehow gotten the descent trademark.

Dude, that "reality" is bullshit. First, there is no need to antagonize. The devs of Overload and Descent get along well and respect each other. WingMan has nothing but praise for Overload every time someone mentions it.

Secondly, Peterson and Irving got kicked out of SC. Descent Underground happened due to peculiar circumstances at the time. It did not happen because Descendant wanted to piss off the original Descent creators. What a silly notion.

I would generally take a different view. Would Overload ever have happened without Descent Underground's successful Kickstarter? Where were the original creators of Descent before that?
They had more than a decade to snag the license and crank out sequel after sequel but they didn't. You want to blame WingMan & co. for that? Dafuq?

No. I'd say Decent Underground paved the way for Overload. It proved that there was still an interest in 6DoF. The Decent Underground Kickstarter started almost a full year (11 months exactly) before the Overload Kickstarter. They paved the way.

It's the Overload guys' own dumb fault if they did not secure the license in the past decade or that they did not try their luck earlier... where were they during the 2012/2013 Kickstarter spree? They could have easily been first since Peterson & co. were hoping to be employed at CIG for years and years at that time.

These butthurt arguments ("but... but... it's not the original creators!!!111 boooohoooo") reminds me of the retarded shit surrounding the Fallout license.

No one (devs/publishers) gave a flying FUCK about Fallout for years and years and years.

Then comes Bethesda and buys the license and all of a sudden they are the devil incarnate for snagging the license before Obsidian, inXile or anyone else had a chance. Ummm... yeah. Dumb.
 
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News Comments > Descent Underground Delayed; Resumes Testing; Changes Name?
2. Re: Descent Underground Delayed; Resumes Testing; Changes Name? Oct 5, 2018, 10:55 CJ_Parker
 
GinRummy wrote on Oct 5, 2018, 10:28:
I backed the Kickstarter but waited on playing much until it was all finished and patched. Looks like I'll be waiting longer, but the news sounds good and it hasn't just died away.

Same here... backed this at the minimum tier but not cuz I'm a fan of 6DoF but more to support the people. Eric "WingMan" Peterson and Rob Irving are the Origin old guard who got kicked out of Star Citizen development when Roberts deemed them not good enough for his delusions of grandeur. Peterson and Irving provided some great entertainment in the early SC days though with the WingMan's Hangar web show. They are crazy but decent guys.

I'm not sure if the name change is a good idea from a marketing POV. They are changing it to 'Descent (+ year)' so 'Descent 2018' for now. They will probably lose sales from people in 2021 who will be considering this an "ancient" game from the past then.

Fans of the genre should be happy... first Overload and now Descent 2018 are finally reviving this particular genre. As a guy who is usually only interested in the single player I will certainly give Descent a spin once they release the campaign. I'm glad it's still happening. It seemed to be not looking so good for Descendant at one point but looks like they managed to pull through.

Since they got the Descent license, well, how about a FreeSpace sequel next? Ever since SC/S42 has gone full retard, the door is wide open for a proper classic space sim revival in the vein of FreeSpace 1 + 2 or Wing Commander.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Odyssey Reviews
26. Re: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Reviews Oct 3, 2018, 04:00 CJ_Parker
 
Red886 wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 23:29:
who the hell rate an expansion pack to Origins , which is being sold at the same AAA price, any higher than 7?

crazy bought-for idiots. Whomever that does not put an entire paragraph in their reviews about how pretty much everything is the same, is a hack.

Yep. And the complete ultimate edition which contains extra content in addition to the season pass is an insane 109.99. WTF?

Call me old school but I believe that the point of the season pass should be to get you ALL post-release content in one convenient package. I guess Ubi sees this differently now and you only get "most" of it.

I would also say that it's maybe a tad bit pricey for what is effectively an expansion pack indeed.
 
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News Comments > Windows 10 Gaming Updates
17. Re: Windows 10 Gaming Updates Oct 3, 2018, 02:26 CJ_Parker
 
Just finished installing the update. Seems like it didn't break anything (so far).

I'm also almost impressed by the absence of Microsoft CRAPWARE. It looks like the only new garbage is Windows Snip & Sketch (upcoming replacement for the snipping tool... the snipping tool is still there and working tho).

It also seems like they haven't reverted too many (privacy) settings. I only noticed one major offense: The fuckers turned 'Game Mode' back on without asking. Fuck that. Turned it off again in an instant.
The other minor offense was in 'Search' where they activated the 'Activity Recommendations'.
That was all though. No major privacy changes apparently... what's happening at MS? Are they getting soft?

Finally, I guess I'm going to have to reinstall the nVidia driver but that is also just a minor nuisance. So far, so good.
BTW, if everything is working correctly, remember to use Disk CleanUp after the update or just delete the Windows.Old folder manually. On my system it was 35GB of old Windows eating up unnecessary space after the update.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Oct 3, 2018, 00:55 CJ_Parker
 
Yeah, it also has tutorial missions like cold & dark startup, taxiing, take-off, straight-in approach landing and pattern landing (the latter is pretty hard to get right). ILS landings are not in yet because I believe the entire IFR stuff is still MIA.  
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News Comments > Windows 10 Gaming Updates
15. Re: Windows 10 Gaming Updates Oct 3, 2018, 00:52 CJ_Parker
 
All of you Microsoft fanbois are disgusting!!! DISGUSTING I say!  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Odyssey Reviews
22. Re: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Reviews Oct 2, 2018, 12:28 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 10:30:
Ubisoft doesn't make games, it makes sandboxes where accidentally there is some story. They gate it so you have to do sidequests to get the levels needed to do story missions.

They gate it so you play longer. By their metrics, the longer people play, the more likely they are to spend money on DLC, MTX and season passes.

They have been very clear about this in recent investor comments.
Games as a service is a thing they fully embrace. They want people to play for as long as possible because that will enhance the chance for moar $$$.

They don't make the huge worlds by accident, they don't gate stuff because they think it is good game design... the games are designed the way they are for the sole purpose of keeping players engaged for as long as possible.

It's a trap!
 
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News Comments > The Witcher Author Demands Additional Royalties
13. Re: The Witcher Author Demands Additional Royalties Oct 2, 2018, 12:10 CJ_Parker
 
Dumbass negotiated like a n00b and needs to put on his big boy pants, suck it up and move on instead of whining like a toddler.

Ever since the historic lesson taught by Star Wars (Alec Guinness was the only one to negotiate proper royalties and thus the only one who got filthy rich off the original movie), no one in a creative facility has an excuse when they sign a contract without royalties.

Asshole thought he was getting the better deal because he looked down on gaming as inferior sub-plebeian garbage (well, tbh he was almost right cuz CDP nearly went boom between Witcher 1 and 2). Now wanting to reneg is pretty fucking rich.
He bet on the wrong horse. Tough luck. If you lose at roulette at the casino you can't walk up to the croupier and be like "hey I actually meant to bet on just that number".

Shit happens, Sapkowski. Be smarter next time.
 
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News Comments > GOG.Com 10th Anniversary Giveaway Selection
17. Re: GOG.Com 10th Anniversary Giveaway Selection Oct 2, 2018, 08:31 CJ_Parker
 
Creston wrote on Oct 2, 2018, 08:24:
Anyone else have that vote page show up in Japanese for them?

Well... less manga pr0n for you, Sir!
 
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