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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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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda PC Settings
10. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda PC Settings Mar 9, 2017, 10:31 CJ_Parker
 
Very well put, Mr. PHJF. That is exactly the sad state of affairs in display land. The really sad part is that you can't even buy quality by spending more.

Some of the most expensive gaming displays like the Asus PG279Q (1440p@165Hz, G-Sync) are the biggest piles of shit ever. They all come with the same abysmal craptastic AU Electronics IPS panels that are infamous for BLB, dead pixels galore and dust particle enclosures. Quality control is apparently nonexistent at that place.
And then to add insult to injury, gigs like Asus and Acer have the nerve to sell this shit in a box for $800+ while also ignoring all quality concerns.

L to the O to the L. Big time.
 
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News Comments > Steep Free Weekend
4. Re: Steep Free Weekend Mar 9, 2017, 01:27 CJ_Parker
 
Nnnnnnaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...  
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News Comments > Quake Champions Beta Signups
26. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 8, 2017, 18:05 CJ_Parker
 
descender wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 17:01:
You do realize that you are supposed to forward your throwaway address to your real one... you know... so you aren't a fucking idiot? Then you turn the forward off after you get the key and.... I feel like I've gone too far.

Uuuhhh... so I forward the fucking spam that I do not want in the first place (no not even for a few months until the beta starts) to myself? Wow. What a GREAT idea.
Besides, if they have proper tracking software, you do realize that they can track forwarding, right?

Seriously guys... is today some kinda NO BRAINZ day or something? Or is this the Trump phenomenon where everyone abroad goes a li'l more dumbtard every day? With this trend y'all will be sub-amoeba in four years. Keep it up! It is at least kinda entertaining...
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Beta Signups
24. Re: Quake Champions Beta Signups Mar 8, 2017, 13:49 CJ_Parker
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 13:22:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 8, 2017, 12:52:
LOL you can only hit 'submit' if you also check the box that you agree to be spammed by those fuckers. How about no, Bethesda? How about making it optional whether I want to be spammed to hell and back?

Did not sign up, of course. I don't want any shitty "updates on products, news and special offers". I'm not overly interested in this type of game to begin with. MOBA = yawn to the power of infinity.
Could have gave them a general throw away email address but would rather complain. typical

Yup. Awesome idea. Except they will probably send beta notifications and keys to that throwaway address which ain't much of a throwaway address if I have to monitor it for that kind of shit, right?

Could have thought shit through before posting but chose not to. Typical.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Beta Signups
20. Re: Quake Champions Beta Signups Mar 8, 2017, 12:52 CJ_Parker
 

LOL you can only hit 'submit' if you also check the box that you agree to be spammed by those fuckers. How about no, Bethesda? How about making it optional whether I want to be spammed to hell and back?

Did not sign up, of course. I don't want any shitty "updates on products, news and special offers". I'm not overly interested in this type of game to begin with. MOBA = yawn to the power of infinity.
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Video
11. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Video Mar 8, 2017, 12:42 CJ_Parker
 
Looks good enough for a €9.99 GOTY sale one fine day but lol @ the retarded AI at around the 4:10 mark. That was mighty nice of them to get in line for the killing instead of putting a premature end to our hero with a quick & easy backstab.
I also agree with the heavily scripted assertion. This video probably spoiled everything that is cool in SoW in one swift move (like the dragon riding) while the rest of the game is prolly boring and repetitive as fuck.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Released
27. Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Released Mar 7, 2017, 19:31 CJ_Parker
 
HoSpanky wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 17:58:
Has anyone been running hardware monitors while playing this? The questionable performance may be CPU limited, which would explain a 1080 and a 980 running about the same.

wat??

Check out the Evening Tech Bits link for this article at TechPowerUp. Matches my observations with a GTX 1080 exactly. Roundabout 50fps at 1440p all maxed out to the brim.
It also shows that the game is GPU limited, of course. GTX 980 and 1080 aren't even in the same ballpark. Whoever is claiming something silly as that probably doesn't know what the fuck they are doing or how to even access the graphics options or something like that. The game scales very nicely the fatter the graphics card.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Released
10. Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Released Mar 7, 2017, 13:57 CJ_Parker
 
NewMaxx wrote on Mar 7, 2017, 12:58:
Performance is still pretty awful by my standards. If I can't get a consistent 60 FPS at 1080p, something is wrong. That's not even on max.

I was getting ~50fps in the beta on a GTX 1080@1440p all maxed out to the brim. It was smooth because it was a very steady 50fps. There were no huge fluctuations like in most games where you have 100+ and then 40 the next moment. It was a steady 50 all the time.
I did get the occasional stutter but only when the game spawned reinforcements so that seems to be more of an engine/game thing and nothing that could be fixed via a driver or better hardware.

I'm not sure what some people here are expecting. The game looks great and has amazing view distances so 50fps@1440p all maxed out on a GTX 1080 is what I would actually consider great performance and well balanced optimization. Watch Dawgz 2 secretly wishes it was as optimized and balanced as Wildlands.

Still, new nVidia drivers should be out any minute now. The NDA on the 1080Ti drops this Thursday with immediate availability thereafter so they will surely release a driver update within the next 48 hours.
 
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News Comments > BattleTech Beta Delay and Release Date Outlook
10. Re: BattleTech Beta Delay and Release Date Outlook Mar 7, 2017, 13:43 CJ_Parker
 

This is the last (and final) Kickstarter I ever backed but these guys are great...

Greetings MechWarriors! Klimecky back again with important news about our Backer Beta. A series of unfortunate events prevents us from hitting our target release date and, as promised in our last update, we’re letting you know as far in advance as we can.

^ FUCK YES!

Finally a dev who treats their backers with a minimum of respect contrary to all those other fuckers like CIG, inXile, Obshittian or even Larian who cut features left, right, center, delay their games by years and nary a word unless there is a shitstorm demanding answers.

Big, huge, mad bro props for HBS. Take your time. As long as y'all communicate as openly and honestly with yer backers as ye do then all's fine, bitches!
 
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News Comments > Overload Demo
1. Re: Overload Demo Mar 4, 2017, 15:28 CJ_Parker
 
Not bad... but only really worth playing with ye olde twist stick which I was kinda too lazy to dust off and hook up so far (still got my trusty olde Sidewinder 3D Pro on a shelf somewhere nearby). Maybe tomorrow.
Definitely a nice popcorn game to keep an eye on for one of those $4.99 sales in the future.
Download is only a li'l over 700MB by the way so it's a quick&easy trial.
 
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar Free Trial
1. Re: Shroud of the Avatar Free Trial Mar 4, 2017, 14:38 CJ_Parker
 
What a fraud.  
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
78. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 3, 2017, 16:56 CJ_Parker
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 3, 2017, 12:42:
Ryzen is arguably more future-proof, as multithreaded programs are becoming more and more common, but it will still be years before that really matters in the majority of games, long enough that I don't see being an early adopter worthwhile.

That's right and let's also consider that multithreaded programming is extremely complex. It requires programmers with the required skill set and also considerable budget (both monetary and time) investments. Publishers will only fund this if it also aids the console versions and if it is absolutely necessary. They won't fund this for a decent PC port. We can't even have customizable controls in many PC games so forget about anything fancy like better multicore support.

Then there is also the chipset limitations of the current gen. X370 isn't a very convincing chipset and it's certainly not one to last several years. PCIe 4.0 is already on the horizon and there is an ever growing demand for PCIe lanes due to ultra fast m.2 SSDs etc.
X370 is already kinda choked in that regard and definitely not "future-proof".

If anyone really needs the multicore capabilities of Ryzen right now, sure go ahead and get one, but it would be sort of foolish to believe that it will last for years or be "future-proof". There'll be much faster GPUs coming up in the next couple of years and you're going to want PCIe 4.0 plus shitloads of lanes to properly accommodate your (hopefully soon 10+) GBit LAN, your fast SSDs, your USB 3.1 etc. etc.
 
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News Comments > Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven Announced
2. Re: Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven Announced Mar 2, 2017, 20:54 CJ_Parker
 
Are they retarded? Why use the same subtitle as M&M VI?  
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
54. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 2, 2017, 19:11 CJ_Parker
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 18:52:
I'm confused by all these replies.. some saying its good, some saying intel still wins.

Why don'tcha check out some of the 489,634,219 reviews that were published today?

What's the actual story from just a video game stand point (ignore cost difference)? Intel is still king?

Yeah. The gist of it is that Intel still rulez supreme in gaming. Kaby i7-7700K remains king.

Ryzen is showing respectable results in gaming but it ain't quite up there (yet). It would also be wise to remain cautious until the BIOS and memory controller issues have been fully uncovered. Right now if you want to get the max out of Ryzen you need to buy a really nice juicy board like the Asus Crosshair for Ryzen to reach its max boost frequencies and for the best DDR4 support. Ryzen performs way worse on some other (cheaper) boards.
Kaby i7-7700K runs just fine on pretty much any old Z270 board so Ryzen does not have a cost advantage at all. The fastest Ryzen is $550 plus $250 for the Asus Crosshair vs. $350 for i7-7700K plus $170 for a nice Z270 mobo = Intel is by far the better choice for gaming both from a cost as well as a performance perspective.

Ryzen is a great CPU for multithreaded apps though. If you primarily need a workstation CPU then it is absolutely worth considering but I'd still wait until the full extent and root cause of those memory issues and occasionally weird performance behavior is fully understood. Something is in the water there and it smells fishy, too...
 
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