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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
28. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jun 14, 2018, 14:09 CJ_Parker
 
I do not want ANYTHING named fucking XBOX (SHITBOX) on my PC, Micro-fucking-shit!

Since 2001, since the launch of the first Xbox, they keep on trying to force the Xbox down PC gamers' throats by withholding certain games from PC gamers, by making shady backroom deals with other devs/publishers, by shittifying PC versions, by treating PC gamers like lepers, by showing a total disregard for the PC platform (DirectX development effectively halted except that one time when AMD made Mantle and forced them to crap out the underwhelming DirectX 12 that no one in dev land uses anyway), by neglecting the PC, by not giving a fuck to release old games on GOG like Freelancer, Starlancer and so on and so on and so on... in a nut shell... by generally giving PC gamers the big old middle finger of ultimate love whenever possible.

Will this fucking shit NEVER stop? Will they EVER respect PC gamers? Will they EVER respect gamers' choice? Why can't we just peacefully play on the platform WE fucking prefer without getting fucking SHITBOX this, SHITBOX that, SHITBOX here and SHITBOX there everywhere???

Fuck you, Microsoft. Fuck you more than ever. It's been almost twenty years and we still have to deal with you fuckers attempting to force Xbox down our throats. So. Sick. Of. This. Shit. Stop. It. Assholes.
 
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News Comments > Black Ops 4 Season Pass Controversy
6. Re: Black Ops 4 Season Pass Controversy Jun 14, 2018, 13:54 CJ_Parker
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Jun 14, 2018, 11:44:
You'd think they would pass along the savings to their fan base and be a little giving. .?

No, knowing the parties involved here, you really, really, really wouldn't.
 
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News Comments > Skull & Bones Trailer
4. Re: Skull & Bones Trailer Jun 13, 2018, 04:39 CJ_Parker
 
Turd Ferguson wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 12:04:
It's hard for me to pass on this title, same, a sucker for anything with pirates, but won't be buying it from Uplay, Steam perhaps and only if on sale.

You do realize, of course, that even if you buy it "on Steam", it will still require and launch through uPlay, right?

If anything, then having Steam as an additional layer, might actually add to, not reduce, your troubles IF S&B should ship with any issues to begin with.

As for the Black Flag crashes, it is extremely unlikely that uPlay is at fault.
I had zero issues with Black Flag on a GTX 980 except short bursts of crap performance when there was a lot of smoke on the screen but that is normal because they use PhysX extensively by calculating every single smoke particle in real time.
That PhysX stuff also really drives up GPU temps so that could be the cause of your problems if you have PhysX enabled and your GPU is overheating.

So, if it is really "crashing your PC" (i.e. not just BF crashing to desktop) then you almost certainly have some hardware/temperature issues (97% chance) or a very severe virus/malware infection (3% chance).
Modern systems don't usually hard-crash anymore if software acts up. The app/game might crash but not the system.

Assuming you have already done the usual such as updated all drivers and turned off any and all overclocking: You should run some diagnostics, e.g. monitor your system temperatures via overlay when playing Black Flag (with MSI Afterburner for example). Make sure both CPU and GPU temps never exceed the 90C threshold.

If that is a-OK then move on to testing RAM extensively and run memory diagnostic tools like mem test. Full testing with a bootable medium (CD/DVD or USB stick), no shortcuts.

You could also try running Prime95/Orthos torture tests to check for CPU/RAM system errors/stability (run it for several hours, not just minutes).
If this stress test turns up errors then you 100% have hardware issues or a bad/unstable overclock. This test does not miss.

Finally, stress test your GPU real good with a Furmark-like test including tests where lots of VRAM is used (use da power of Google-fu). Don't just run 3D Mark. 3D Mark is pretty weak. Really stress test your GPU to the max.
 
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News Comments > Steam Ending Windows XP and Vista Support
18. Re: Steam Ending Windows XP and Vista Support Jun 13, 2018, 04:00 CJ_Parker
 
Kajetan wrote on Jun 13, 2018, 01:31:
StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 22:19:
Fallout 3 runs fine on Win7+, that's a ghost story.
It's not. There are problems with Win7+. GOG uses a fan fix for their version of Fallout 3 to ensure maximum compatability.

FO3 GOTY Steam version with the unofficial patch and NMC texture pack from the Nexus has been working absolutely flawless for me on Windows 10 (zero issues or crashes) and it also looks absolutely spectacular.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 12, 2018, 21:51 CJ_Parker
 
I'm sure that Intel is very interested in and also capable of coughing up something competitive in the pro sector but I'm not sure why many people seem to believe that they also want a piece of the consumer dGPU market. Seems like total wishful thinking to me.

Intel definitely seems to be interested in nVidia's high end, high margin datacenter, deep learning, AI, automotive, professional GPU computing business but I very much doubt that they care about the relatively low margin dGPU consumer market.

Entering that market would cost many, many billions up front in R&D, production, establishing a board partner and retail network and immense marketing costs.
Any ROI would probably take years to materialize. That just seems very unlikely. I'm sure they only want a part of the pro pie and lower end APUs, of course.
 
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News Comments > Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailers
6. Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trailers Jun 12, 2018, 12:16 CJ_Parker
 
Yep. It's Call of the Duty Raider in the latest versions. The new entries are still sorely missing more actual tombs, more puzzles and more/better non-combat gameplay.

Stealth should have been a major part of the new games due to the whole "vulnerable Lara" approach.
If she is so vulnerable and scared then why can't we avoid combat (better)?
In the old games she was also kind of squishy and to preserve ammo it was usually a good idea to avoid the relatively rare fights altogether whenever possible.

Also, these short trailers alone already confirm that the writing in Lara's monologues and in the dialogues is going to be abysmal again. RotTR had horrible writing and really made me want to decorate my screen with a beer bottle shaped hole a few times. Sheesh.

Jacob and Jonah were total dweebs and Lara's monologues were unbearably stupid with this pseudo-solemn, pseudo-overdramatic tone. "OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Why am I here? What am I gonna do? Can I really continue? Should I really push on? Can I do this? Why me?" ... nevermind the fact that there was no way back anyway so what else was she gonna do than push forward? "No, Lara, just lie down where you are and die" ... or what? Gaaaawwwdddd... so fucking annoying all the time.

The graphics, the exploration, the level design and most of the gameplay was very good though. Even the DLC (Baba Yaga and Croft manor) was really decent, too.
I'll certainly get the GOTY of SotTR (or Croft edition in case they don't release a named as such "GOTY") at some point but it'll be way below full price.
 
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News Comments > Win10 Exclusive Gears of War 5 Announced
15. Re: Re: Win10 Exclusive Gears of War 5 Announced Jun 12, 2018, 02:46 CJ_Parker
 
Avus wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 01:33:
I don't mind a Windows 10 exclusive game... but it is a big no no for me is it is a Windows 10 STORE exclusive.

^ this

Also, they still haven't released the whole series on PC but keep on treating PC gamers like lepers, right? Fuck Microsoft. They can shove anything and everything with a Xbox logo right up their collective asses. Not buying that garbage. Ever.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls VI Teaser
14. Re: The Elder Scrolls VI Teaser Jun 12, 2018, 00:50 CJ_Parker
 
ItBurn wrote on Jun 12, 2018, 00:16:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 11, 2018, 20:51:
Cutter wrote on Jun 11, 2018, 20:44:
Where the hell is that anyway? I really was hoping for Black Marsh and/or Elswyr.

YT comments were about 50/50 between guessing it is either High Rock or Hammerfell.

I really don't see why they'd make a game in High Rock because it's kinda generic and pretty similar to Skyrim. Hammerfell though, pirates. But I still don't know... Akavir is making a lot of sense too...

Akavir is definitely a possibility since it would allow them to exploit the Tamriel provinces for TESO DLC while they could take the regular TES to the new continent of Akavir, yes.

However, *if* it is a Tamriel province that we are seeing in the trailer then it pretty much *must* be either High Rock or Hammerfell when we're considering the geographic features and the sea.
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer
63. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Jun 12, 2018, 00:11 CJ_Parker
 
As much as I love the Witcher (probably my fav video game series evah) but zero fucks given about Cyberpunk after this trailer. Three words: Juvenile, pretentious, lame.

Besides, I hate big cities in RPGs and here the whole RPG is the city or the city is the whole RPG or whatever. The horror!

Nah... it just ain't not striking any strings or nerves here. No wood, nothing, 100% flaccid.

Oh well, I'm glad that the Witcher franchise has made them big enough to work on several projects simultaneously so I'm sure they have another nice game with a non-cyberpunk-y non-megalopolis-y setting in the works.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Odyssey Details
5. Re: Assassin's Creed Odyssey Details Jun 12, 2018, 00:00 CJ_Parker
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jun 11, 2018, 22:47:
I thought they weren't doing AC every year anymore? Or did the sales for Origin throw that out the window?

IIRC, they just said that they would take a short break from annual releases to rework the gameplay, come up with some fresh ideas etc. but it sounded to me like they always planned to return to annual releases as soon as the new formula was developed.

So I guess we're back to an annual schedule until the sales suck again.

Or maybe they'll wrap up the Origins trilogy with a Rome part in 2019, then another one year break and another themed trilogy will follow from 2020 on... like 'AC Discovery' with games revolving around the famous explorers from Columbus to Cap'n Cook.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls VI Teaser
7. Re: The Elder Scrolls VI Teaser Jun 11, 2018, 20:51 CJ_Parker
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 11, 2018, 20:44:
Where the hell is that anyway? I really was hoping for Black Marsh and/or Elswyr.

YT comments were about 50/50 between guessing it is either High Rock or Hammerfell.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls VI Teaser
3. Re: The Elder Scrolls VI Teaser Jun 11, 2018, 20:17 CJ_Parker
 
Pre-production... probably a new engine... it's easily five years out (i.e. well into the next console gen). They probably just teasered it to assure fans that TESO does not mean the end of the main TES series.
 
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News Comments > Anthem Videos
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 11, 2018, 02:20 CJ_Parker
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Jun 11, 2018, 02:07:
... and the promise of no lootbox fuckery

No lootbox fuckery at launch. That is the keyword. I can guarantee you that there will be a time when every single dweeb who bought this game (except for the really retarded dweebs who don't even know what's happening to them) will pray that EA/Bio won't alter the deal any further.

But then it'll be too late since you will already be too invested to just let go... then they will spring the trap for some real MTX fuckery.

Not sure why people keep hoping against all hope and reason that this ONE TIME it will really be different. Are y'all really that addicted to pretty graffix, flashy trailers and hype that you're willing to let them fool you again and again and again?
 
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Trailer
12. Re: Fallout 76 Trailer Jun 11, 2018, 02:01 CJ_Parker
 
Red886 wrote on Jun 11, 2018, 00:42:
dude, you can count the no of high budget AAA games out per year for PC on one hand (maybe two if lucky) these days

PC? So far it's only been confirmed for Shitbox as we can see in the trailer. For all we know, it might be Shitbox exclusive which means it is an automatic very low price sale for me. Zero respect for PC = near zero money from me. Simple.
 
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News Comments > Starfield Announced
8. Re: Starfield Announced Jun 11, 2018, 00:22 CJ_Parker
 
SirKnight wrote on Jun 11, 2018, 00:20:
If you were disappointed in what Microsoft showed off, then you need to just get out of casual gaming for dimwits.

FTFY bruh
 
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News Comments > Starfield Announced
6. Re: Starfield Announced Jun 11, 2018, 00:18 CJ_Parker
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jun 10, 2018, 23:50:
ShadowofWard wrote on Jun 10, 2018, 23:44:
This E3 was 99% disappointment and 1% ecstasy. This really might be the right time to give up gaming and maybe come back in 3 years.

He said, with about 75% of press conferences and 100% of the 3-day convention yet to take place...

... which means 75% more lies and 100% more reveals of casual crap and garbage and monetization schemes poorly hidden behind game interfaces... but mostly garbage, garbage and GARRRRRRRBITCH!!!11
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V Video
10. Re: Battlefield V Video Jun 10, 2018, 20:58 CJ_Parker
 
They'll add loot boxes and MTX out da a$$ about 6 - 12 months after release. Don't worry.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Revealed
9. Re: Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Revealed Jun 9, 2018, 22:12 CJ_Parker
 
I have a hard time to be optimistic about a Star Wars game anymore but the setting is at least solid. Thanks for no clone wars and thanks for no Rei, Kylo or that retarded "NuJedaiii" shit.

The era between III and IV is still pretty unexplored and it's good to see they are giving it another chance in spite of the two so-so Force Unleashed games.

The title could even lead one to dream about a proper, somewhat mature game but I'm sure those dreams will be squashed to death under cartoon graphics and a teenage drama trailer once they reveal more.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront 2 Plans
5. Re: Re: Star Wars Battlefront 2 Plans Jun 9, 2018, 22:00 CJ_Parker
 
Kxmode wrote on Jun 9, 2018, 17:27:
EA you failed. Instead of making a proper single-player campaign (around 30+ hours), you tacked on a 5-hour entry into your gambling system disguised as a Star Wars video game.

Well, I think 30+ hours might be a bit too much. I don't think there is a single shooter in the history of gaming that had gameplay or a story engaging enough to warrant that kind of length.
The vast majority of FPS tend to get repetitive very quickly.

But I absolutely agree that the pathetic half-assed four hour campaign is definitely not enough. They should have gone for something between 8 - 12 hours. Since it does not look like they are willing to add to the campaign, they can shove their lies of "make this the best game we can possibly build".

Abandon it. No one gives a fuck about your garbage release anymore, EA. Feel free to be honest and concentrate your lame, half-assed efforts on the next Battlefront cash cow that Disney has ordered to be released with the next movie.
 
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News Comments > TWIN MIRROR Announced
2. Re: TWIN MIRROR Announced Jun 9, 2018, 02:14 CJ_Parker
 
Wesp5 wrote on Jun 9, 2018, 00:39:
No mentioning of Vampyr? Is this not selling well or what?

Probably not. Peak simultaneous players today was under 10K which is abysmal for a new release on a Friday in the week of its release.
 
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