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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > STAR WARS Battlefront: Outer Rim Next Month
2. Re: STAR WARS Battlefront: Outer Rim Next Month Mar 12, 2016, 15:59 CJ_Parker
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 12, 2016, 15:52:
Frostbyte

* Frostbite

http://www.frostbite.com/
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 Patch
5. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 Patch Mar 11, 2016, 20:57 CJ_Parker
 
GarthZombie wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 20:26:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 19:10:
lol @ "large gains"

I've seen a lot of reports from users where the game produces less fps in DX12 than 11.

Seems like more patches are in order...

lol @ you don't know jack shit

Nvidia fucked up the 980 with partial DX12 features, the rest are emulated == terrible performance.

I love your comments, you say some of the best bullshit on the internet.

^ thus spoke the uber n00b

The only thing where nVidia is behind in DirectX 12 is when async compute plays a large role which is NOT the case AT ALL in RotTR. Get a fucking clue.

Since async is all but irrelevant here, neither nVidia nor AMD seem to benefit from the DirectX 12 patch but both manufacturer's cards seem to run worse according to many user benchmarks (pro benchmarks from hardware sites will certainly follow in the days to come).
Yes, there is the occasional user post where the DirectX 12 version seems to run slightly faster (mostly people with older CPUs) but the general trend appears to be indicating no improvement to actually a detrimental effect on performance. There are also reports about more crashes and other severe issues with the game than pre-patch.
 
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News Comments > Rise of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 Patch
1. Re: Rise of the Tomb Raider DirectX 12 Patch Mar 11, 2016, 19:10 CJ_Parker
 
lol @ "large gains"

I've seen a lot of reports from users where the game produces less fps in DX12 than 11.

Seems like more patches are in order...
 
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News Comments > EverQuest Next Cancelled
5. Re: EverQuest Next Cancelled Mar 11, 2016, 17:09 CJ_Parker
 
Another Smedley success story.  
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
4. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 11, 2016, 11:17 CJ_Parker
 
ViRGE wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 11:03:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 11, 2016, 10:49:
Pretty obvious that the devs made it happen just like Descent: Underground which also got some help from the inside .
I haven't watched it day-by-day. Was there a sudden last-second spike like with DU?

Well, for example, about 60 hours before the funding ended, they had 2 backers for the $2,000 level and it ended with 9 backers at the $2,000 level.
Am I to seriously believe that -out of nowhere- 7 backers showed up the last minute and felt it'd be a great idea to drop two grand on this project? Yeah. Right.
Funding was also sitting at only about $150K three days ago. Funding was slow the entire campaign. Then all of a sudden $150K in the last three days to help it over the $300K mark. There is no way that this was 100% legit outside funding.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
2. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Mar 11, 2016, 10:49 CJ_Parker
 
Pretty obvious that the devs made it happen just like Descent: Underground which also got some help from the inside .  
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Sets Ubi Records
29. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Sets Ubi Records Mar 10, 2016, 10:32 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 10, 2016, 09:33:
Am I the only one who tried the beta an was already sick of that gameplay from that alone? Aside from shooting there wasn't really much to do there...

You're not the only one by far. As I've said before, it is a shallow garbage console casual cover shooter with the lamest possible "gameplay" (like the gangstah dudes who eat a full clip to their backwards worn hipster baseball caps like they're made of kevlar fibre).
I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of the mouthbreathing drool sheeple who bought this game once again just fell for the pretteh graffiX.
It is really sad that it is possible in 2016 for such a shitty game to generate so much hype and discussion. A few years ago people would have lol'ed at this kind of crap game and it would have been forgotten the next day.
But I guess that's just what happens when the gaming world goes down the shitter. The casuals and console kiddies have won.

Still not amused.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Sets Ubi Records
7. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Sets Ubi Records Mar 10, 2016, 01:18 CJ_Parker
 
More proof that gaming is truly fucked. We have fully arrived in McDonald's territory now where the shittiest possible garbage junk food sells best.

Not amused.
 
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News Comments > The Division Tips
25. Re: The Division Tips Mar 9, 2016, 19:13 CJ_Parker
 
1badmf wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 18:55:
question - can steam users and uplay users play together?

All Ubi games require uPlay. The Steam version is really just a line of text in Steam and a link to start uPlay so whenever possible you might as well grab the cheaper uPlay key for Ubi games. Makes absolutely no sense to own the Steam version in the case of Ubi games unless you can get a Steam key for cheaper or even free through a promo or something.
 
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News Comments > The Division Tips
11. Re: The Division Tips Mar 9, 2016, 14:53 CJ_Parker
 
Darks wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 12:33:
This is why devs implement walking through NPCs and players.

You mean regular devs and not scam gigs like Ubi who can not be bothered to adhere to industry standards almost two decades after people first found out that blocking others in MMOs is uncool.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Driver Warning
32. Re: GeForce Driver Warning Mar 9, 2016, 02:39 CJ_Parker
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 9, 2016, 02:33:
My question is how the fuck did this even get to WHQL.

It's Microsoft and it has to do with the PC but it has nothing to do with forcing people to upgrade to Windows 10 or turning the PC into a console, i.e. they did not give a fuck when they greenlighted the driver in their "hardware quality labs" (which is probably one doped guy in Pakistan on minimum wage going "ooookkkeeeehhh rilliss dis!!!11".
 
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News Comments > OVERLOAD Teaser Demo
16. Re: OVERLOAD Teaser Demo Mar 8, 2016, 15:14 CJ_Parker
 
gsilver wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 15:02:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 12:22:
More worthy at least than this me-too-Descent-Underground-clone
Dude. This is the original creators.

Would you call a Freespace-like game called something else but developed by Mike Kulas and Matt Toschlog a me-too clone because they didn't have the license? Especially if some other group got the IP first but pushed it in a radically different direction?


Yeah, I know. I shouldn't feed the trolls.

I know all that but now that DU is on the way with the actual license and absolutely not in a "radically different direction" (what the hell makes you think so?), sorry, they can be the original creators all they like... it still looks like "me too" when DU is actually out and playable in early access (and feels as perfectly identical to the originals as a beta game can... seriously, try it out, if you haven't yet... I actually have).
By the way it's only a couple of the original guys on OVERLOAD so let's not pretend like the entire old crew has come back together or anything like that.

P.S.: If you really want to blame anyone for Descendant Studios' existence then you need to blame Christ Roberts. If he wouldn't have fired WingMan, Irving and Morlan then they would never have founded their own studio to do DU.
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's The Division Released
9. Re: Tom Clancy's The Division Released Mar 8, 2016, 15:07 CJ_Parker
 
Yep. Fuck The Division.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Driver Warning
20. Re: GeForce Driver Warning Mar 8, 2016, 14:47 CJ_Parker
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 14:44:
I can't remember the last time I installed a video driver update other than immediately after installing the video card... am I missing out on something?

Yes, you do. Some so called game-ready drivers actually do have some very nice performance boosts or fix a number of image quality issues (some less, some more noticeable).
If you are happy without any of those boosts then more power to you but let us not pretend like there aren't any benefits to keeping drivers up-to-date (for reference see any hardware site that does driver update benchmarks).
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Mar 8, 2016, 14:43 CJ_Parker
 
Spektr wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 13:45:
I don't really see the point of wanting to play console games on the PC. You can do that on console for cheaper. This said console type games on PC is not really the issue if PC gamers are not getting deprived of the games they enjoy.

Microsoft sees the point though and that is all that matters (to them). They have tried as hard as they could now for 15+ years to force PC gamers to abandon the PC and buy one of their Shitbox incarnations.
With the Xbone they have now arrived at total failure as the PS4 is running circles around it and it does not look like people want to abandon their PCs.

So what do you do if you are a little asshole company like MS? Right. You introduce an OS for free, force migration as hard as you can and then *WHAMMOOOOO* you lock all the fuckers down once they are inside. If the gamers don't come to the console then the console comes to the gamers. Simple as that.

UWP is the worst possible thing that could ever happen to PC gaming. As someone else has said in another thread around here, it would be preferable if MS would simply go back to not giving a fuck about PC gaming instead of fucking it up and ruining everything with their retarded Windows 10 store UWP walled garden dipshit dumbass asshole approach.

My only (extremely slight) hope is that people won't fall for it but knowing all the sheeple they will be all over a Halo, Forza, next GoW etc. regardless of the shitty restrictions. And then Microsoft wins and we (normal ones with brain cells) are fucked.
 
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News Comments > GeForce Driver Warning
15. Re: GeForce Driver Warning Mar 8, 2016, 12:54 CJ_Parker
 
By the way they completely pulled the driver now. New beta driver is 364.51 and might replace the FUBAR 364.47 soon-ish.  
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News Comments > OVERLOAD Teaser Demo
14. Re: OVERLOAD Teaser Demo Mar 8, 2016, 12:22 CJ_Parker
 
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 02:47:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 21:14:
If I had to give those guys some advice: Come back and pitch a proper FreeSpace sequel.

They won't do a sequel because FS2 sold around ~100K copies. FS2 was a flop. I'd say there's even less interest in Freespace than there is in descent. As popular as these games were for us hardcore types they aren't known outside hardcore gaming circles. Freespace 2 was released in 1999, that's almost 17 years ago.

Look at the count on the vid below, roughly 150K views in 5 years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhAR8rWPluQ

Yeah but back then people might have been saturated with space sims and PC piracy was rampant (Napster effect and all that... people loved their freebies).
1999 also had a lot of other really good releases like Planescape Torment. I don't remember the timing of FS2's release but there might have generally been many very specific factors that caused it to not be as successful as it should have been.

Nowadays people are starved for space sims (see the success of SC). I'm quite sure that a properly pitched spiritual successor to FreeSpace could be a thang.
Besides, 100K copies would be a really good start for an indie doing a spiritual sequel. 100K backers (early accessers) at $30 average (going low and conservative there) would be $3 million which would be considered a very successful Kickstarter/EA.

I mean I totally understand that no publisher wants to touch this and put a AAA budget at risk doing a FS spiritual successor but it seems like it would be a pretty good fit for crowdfunding if pitched correctly.
I regularly browse the SC and the E:D forums and there are many people who aren't quite happy with what they are getting there.
There isn't really a current (action) space sim that could really be considered a spiritual successor to the Wing Commanders, FreeSpace or the whole X-Wing/TIE saga.
It would definitely be worth a shot IMHO. More worthy at least than this me-too-Descent-Underground-clone which was destined to fail when looking at how the DU campaign went.
Well, or maybe it won't fail if the devs do the same as DU and help their own game over the finishing line. Guess we'll see in about 70 hours.
 
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News Comments > New GeForce Drivers
7. Re: New GeForce Drivers Mar 8, 2016, 00:33 CJ_Parker
 
Sempai wrote on Mar 8, 2016, 00:08:
What's DDU?

Driver Destroyer something... for completely wiping the driver but according to nVidia support it should be enough to just select 'clean install' during the installation.

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4054

^ which by the way you should be doing for every single driver update all of the time (IMO) ... I do it every time and have never had a driver issue worth mentioning. Clean is the way to go. Always.
 
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News Comments > OVERLOAD Teaser Demo
5. Re: OVERLOAD Teaser Demo Mar 7, 2016, 23:24 CJ_Parker
 
Haha ReadyMan and Outrider... Rank: Suspect.

Indeed!

Ahem, well, good luck you guys. You're gonna need it!
 
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News Comments > Sniper Elite 4 Announced
1. Re: Sniper Elite 4 Announced Mar 7, 2016, 21:17 CJ_Parker
 
Haha that market square at 00:20 could be straight from cs_italy  
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