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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Prey Footage
7. Re: Prey Footage Feb 16, 2017, 12:47 CJ_Parker
 
The Half Elf wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 21:26:
It's Bioshock in space. It'll start with a space lighthouse as you get out of your crashed spaceship, get inside a spacestation, realize you're part of some crazy experiment and go after the people who started it.

TADA!

Yep. This blatant unoriginality coupled with the raping of the franchise, the uninspired gameplay and the shitty consolitis (like that retarded wheel interface) is the reason why this will be a $4.99 (for the GOTY) purchase for me at best.
 
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News Comments > Origin Access Free Trial
54. Re: Origin Access Free Trial Feb 16, 2017, 12:28 CJ_Parker
 
Slick wrote on Feb 16, 2017, 05:41:
And the fact that there's still this contingent of diehard fanbois who will boycott any other storefront if it's not Steam, means that they're like the mafia. "nobody moves any product through this town if it doesn't go through me".

The fact that they peddle shovelware that they don't even test for 30 seconds, and have no phone/chat support is only supplemental evidence to their greed. The main event is that they've come up with a way where they don't have to fund game development anymore, but still profit immensely from other people's work

It's beyond disheartening to see that people knowingly buy stuff on Steam instead of the developer's own storefront. Basically taking a HUGE cut of money from the people who built the games you love and handing it over to don GabeN, because... something something fuck everything but Steam. That was the exact fight that Valve had with Vivendi all those years ago, "Fuck you, I'm not paying you a huge chunk of our profits for doing nothing, we want to sell our own product ourselves". No lessons learned, no sense of irony.

It is not very often that I wholeheartedly agree with Slick but here we go. The Steam elitists are entitled whiny little shitclowns.
Every publisher should have a right to publish their IP through which ever channel they choose. EA is relatively open in this regard. EA sells games on Origin, GOG and Steam. And Valve? Or Blizzard? That's right. They sell their games exclusively on their own respective storefronts.

I'm not a fan at all of most EA games (abysmal garbage for the most part) and even less of a fan of their super-shitty business practices like season passes and all that crap but I can not really say a bad thing about Origin. It is a pleasant client app to buy and launch games from and I fully understand and condone EA's desire to self-publish instead of making the GabeN empire fatter and fatter.
 
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Arena Sales Ending
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 15, 2017, 04:37 CJ_Parker
 
Well, now... they never promised mod support. In fact the KS FAQ reads...

Will you be able to script your own missions for your friends to play through?

It's something I'd like to see, but supporting dev tools externally is not something we'd want to do on day one. Down the line, maybe...

Yes, it is kind of lame that they dropped offline play at the last minute and that they did not communicate it sooner but it is just about the only KS promise they broke. "Dev tools" a.k.a mod support was communicated as a "maybe" from day one as we can see and it may still be coming somewhere down the line.

Compare this to the fucking liars from Larian, Obsidian, CIG or inXile, all of whom underdelivered massively with their fraudulent pitches and Frontier appears like a shining white knight with only a very minor shit stain comparatively.

Seriously, E:D has been a decent deal for early backers. Backers like me received the Horizons season pass for free and we have gotten a lot of awesome content for free that was not part of the original deal and that other devs would have charged for double and triple...

Besides, I have a feeling that Frontier has a long term plan which incorporates offline. There will come a point when expansions won't sell anymore and when they will feel like shutting down the servers and that's when they will release an offline mode, I'm sure.
It's the ace up their sleeve. They must know due to the popularity of their Tycoon games that an offline E:D with mod tools would be a very viable way to expand the game's lifetime beyond its online life.

Until then I can not blame them for not handing out a freebie to pirates like Cutter who is just pissed he ain't able to download this for nada.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 13, 2017, 09:04 CJ_Parker
 
VaranDragon wrote on Feb 13, 2017, 09:01:
Also, very little news about StarCitizen lately. So, whats up at CiG?

You mean aside from the usual scamming and fleecing morons?

- Star Citizen YouTube channel
- Official comm link (website news)
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
23. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 11, 2017, 11:36 CJ_Parker
 
loomy wrote on Feb 11, 2017, 11:22:
IMO the mediocre sales of of COD IW could have to do with anything, including a fickle audience, a fatigued audience, or the competition. but I bought COD IW and compared it to COD4, and I can tell you that COD IW is not better than COD4. COD IW is a mediocre game, and it deserves mediocre sales

Yeppers. Those fuckers are drawing all the wrong conclusions from this shit. "OMG scifi settings don't sell! Quick. Let's go back to making WW2 shooters to make up for the missed sales twofold". What a bunch of fucking idiots... Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
4. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 10, 2017, 20:20 CJ_Parker
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 20:07:
Normally I'd say, "Typically corporate" - but I don't see anything in the press release mentioning layoffs? Did I miss it?

Dude? Why not follow the link to Kotaku to read up on the layoffs?

*schhhhhhhnnnnnnniiiiiiiiiiiiippppppp*

The layoffs, which followed a week of rumors among Activision staff, landed alongside yesterday’s Q4 2016 earnings call, during which Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg was candid about the publisher’s disappointment with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Infinity Ward, developers of Infinite Warfare, laid off around 20 people according to a source.

[...]

When reached by Kotaku, Activision sent over this statement: “Activision Publishing is realigning our resources to support our upcoming slate and adapt to the accelerating transition to digital, including opportunities for digital add-on content.”

^ layoffs confirmed
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
11. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 10, 2017, 15:07 CJ_Parker
 
Bundy wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 14:37:
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 14:08:
Any move to weed out the abysmal shovelware garbage is welcomed. I'd say make the fee *at least* $5,000. It's recoupable so what. If some basement dwelling kiddo can't afford it, it's not a big loss. Kiddo can always self-publish first via their own website (or a network site of fledgling game devs) and if the game really is somewhat decent then kiddo should be able to cough up the $5K in no time.

Without the exposure of Steam or a hefty advertising budget, self publishing on your own website is almost a guaranteed failure. I know you don't care being a customer and gamer. But the indie developer does need at least a small chance to succeed and get their work noticed.

Well, the fee is recoupable. It's not gone. I don't see a reason why anyone who is really serious about game development shouldn't be able to afford a $5K admission fee. I'd consider that pretty low actually. If you want to found a business then you need to show up with some capital in most countries and it's usually WAY more than a measly $5K.

But, whatever, Steam is cute in pretending to ask for feedback. We all know that Gabe's greed is infinite.
They will set the fee very low because all Valve really cares about is their 30% cut of every purchase.
This whole thing is a pretend-change, an alibi stage performance in order to demonstrate "we care" when in reality they don't give a shit except for their cut.
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct
3. Re: Steam Greenlight Giving Way to Steam Direct Feb 10, 2017, 14:08 CJ_Parker
 
Any move to weed out the abysmal shovelware garbage is welcomed. I'd say make the fee *at least* $5,000. It's recoupable so what. If some basement dwelling kiddo can't afford it, it's not a big loss. Kiddo can always self-publish first via their own website (or a network site of fledgling game devs) and if the game really is somewhat decent then kiddo should be able to cough up the $5K in no time.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Cannonlake 15% faster than Kaby Lake Feb 10, 2017, 13:39 CJ_Parker
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Feb 10, 2017, 09:50:
I'm at a point where I no longer care about processor frequency (as that hasn't been a bottleneck in at least a decade) but what I do care about is core availability. While normally an Intel stalwart, Ryzen has piqued my interest with their 8 core design for less than the cost of a down payment on a new vehicle. If they can roll that over to the Opteron line that is less expensive but at least as performant as a Xeon with 8 cores at a 4 core price, I'll scoop one up.

You care about the wrong shit. It's been proven time and again that 99% of the games out there benefit the most from a high clock frequency per core and not a high(er) number of cores (with quad core being the sweet spot of perfection atm).
More cores are a complete waste in gaming because 99% of the games won't even "see" them or address them.
It only makes sense to buy a hexacore or even octacore CPU if you really have applications that support or even require that number of cores. Otherwise it's a complete waste of resources and money.

Example benchmarks (article in German but the graph should be speaking for itself):

https://www.computerbase.de/2017-01/intel-core-i3-7350k-test-overclocking/3/

The OCed 5.1GHz dual core i3-7350K is the 3rd/4th fastest CPU in the race. The i7-7700K is only 6% faster. The dual core is easily keeping up due to its high per core clocks which is what matters a lot more in gaming than a shitload of cores that aren't even utilized.
It's a whole different story if you also do audio or video encoding or 3D rendering with specialized multicore-supported software but for games a quad core CPU with a nice, juicy, high frequency OC is way better than having cores that do fuck all but produce heat and consume power.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Cannonlake 15% faster than Kaby Lake Feb 10, 2017, 03:04 CJ_Parker
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 9, 2017, 21:48:
Intel you devious bastards... it never fails, whenever I upgrade, a MAJOR step forward occurs within 3-6 months.

Dude, they said the same thing about Kaby Lake (15%). It turned out to be more like 5% on average as we know now. It's just Intel marketing blahblah as usual.
There's nothing to worry about as far as gaming is concerned as long as you have a quad core with a decent clock rate (even i5-2500K at 4.2GHz+ is still fine).
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials
6. Re: Take-Two Financials Feb 9, 2017, 08:56 CJ_Parker
 
HAHAHA 75 million copies of their causal garbage shit game that they withheld from PC gamers for two years and still no profit. Aaaaahhhh that feels so good.  
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News Comments > E3 Opens to Public
13. Re: E3 Opens to Public Feb 9, 2017, 07:32 CJ_Parker
 
nekkid b00th babes or gtfo maggits!!!11  
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News Comments > Conan Exiles Banishes Servers
12. Re: Conan Exiles Banishes Servers Feb 5, 2017, 16:22 CJ_Parker
 
Looks like they are off to a great start. It was also probably impossible to anticipate server demands during development for a gig like Funcom where the number one rule for employment is incompetence. You just gotta suck at what you do with those guys. In other gigs it's "up or out". At Funcom it's "suck or out".

Oh well, there's always fun to be had when watching a train wreck and watching them squirm and squeal. The first nails have already been driven into the coffin. Can't wait for the next loser moves from these clowns.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
19. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 4, 2017, 13:49 CJ_Parker
 
Bumpy wrote on Feb 4, 2017, 06:37:
What WGM needs to bring back is the much better compatibility and ability to run older games.

Keep dreaming. The only thing it will bring is more hideous spying that can not be disabled, not even on Pro versions.
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend
2. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend Feb 2, 2017, 21:11 CJ_Parker
 
Retired wrote on Feb 2, 2017, 21:06:
They did this on a BETA weekend for Wildlands!? Do their divisions talk to each other?

Who cares except maybe a handful of people who are at most remotely interested in these casual garbage games? Both games are a complete waste of bandwidth and valuable gaming time that could be spent much better with something decent even if it meant replaying something decent for the umpteenth time.
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Wins $500M in Oculus Lawsuit
35. Re: On Sale Feb 2, 2017, 14:36 CJ_Parker
 
Xirgu wrote on Feb 2, 2017, 10:55:
not sure where all this doom and gloom comes from. lots of companies throwing money at vr.. for board room/meeting systems, medical training, engineering has been using VR forever, some companies selling houses have vr tours, etc etc.. all niche areas but lots of them, I even saw a working demo of a system to treat people having anxiety disorders. gaming is slowly picking up too, with consoles having VR..its just new.

This is all very much correct and I do not think that anyone here is saying that VR does not have its uses and purposes outside of gaming but as far as gaming is concerned it's a fad. It's a hype that has already all but died since it is no longer dominating gaming news. It is already on a steep decline towards insignificance.
Suckerjerk never bought OR for VR's gaming capabilities anyway. Suckerjerk gives zero fucks about gaming. He wants to have a foot in the door in case VR takes off in the social media landscape. That is all.

But in gaming it just won't take off. For it to take off you'd have to convince the console peasants that it's fun to strap shit to your head while slouched on the couch for hours. Not gonna happen. A console peasant can barely be bothered to reach for the next beer when they lazily lie down for some CoD in front of their TV. With a VR headset they wouldn't even be able to hit their breathing mouth with the beer bottle. So how the fuck would that ever work? See. You gotta think practical.

People might strap shit to their head in professional capacities because they are used to it or have to do it. VR will certainly find its commercial uses. But as far as gaming is concerned, nope.
They'd have to find a way to make it work with wireless latency-free goggles that are at most as large as regular glasses (look at how many people hate wearing glasses even). Only then might it have a slight chance of carving out more than a niche in gaming...
 
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News Comments > WBIE Announcement Tease
6. Re: WBIE Announcement Tease Feb 2, 2017, 14:20 CJ_Parker
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 2, 2017, 12:32:
WB won't make another Batman game for PC so hold your horses. We fucked it up with our neverending whining about Arkham Knight. A game, btw, that ran perfectly fine considering its awesome graphics if only you just turned of those fucking Nvidia excluse features.

Since I'm a smart person (which everyone here knows by now), I waited the usual xx months before picking up Arkham Knight, nicely patched and GOTY bundled. The game ran perfectly fine for me even without turning off those "fucking Nvidia [sic] excluse [sic] features".
Quite the contrary. I ran it maxed out in 1440p and it was flawless. 'Twas easily one of the best games I have played in the last five years and I mean best looking and best gameplay both. A totally awesome ride (literally thx to da Batmobile, bruhhh! )!
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Wins $500M in Oculus Lawsuit
29. Re: On Sale Feb 2, 2017, 10:38 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 2, 2017, 08:10:
The Internet took well over a decade to gain ground, and nearly 20 years before it gained ANY traction, despite obvious uses...

The Internet has the distinct advantage though that you don't need to strap it to your head while looking like a fucking retard and being blocked from all outside (visual) interaction.
VR will always stay niche as long as it requires unwieldy goggles. It's human nature to not want to wear something unwieldy and ugly on your head.
Case in point: Biking. Look at how many people still ride their bikes without a helmet because they feel it is ugly and constricting even though it MASSIVELY improves safety in an accident scenario where you fall on your head.

Nope. VR ain't goin' nowhere. It will end up being the same fad as 20 years ago when everyone was dreaming about holodecks and shit like that. Like that ever happened...
It will die just like surround gaming or stereoscopic 3D has died (or how it has become a negligible niche, poorly supported by the drivers with no improvements or bug fixes in sight).

VR is dead in the water right now. The hardware was disappointing. The software support even more so. The hype is gone. It's doomed a.k.a fucked.
 
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News Comments > EU Probing Steam and Others for Region Blocking Games
1. Re: EU Probing Steam and Others for Region Blocking Games Feb 2, 2017, 10:26 CJ_Parker
 
Right on. It's high time someone took the fuckers from Valve to town over this. I hope they get fined billions. They really need a wake-up call to pull their lazy fingers out of their ass.
While they are at it, they should also be forced to implement age verification into Steam so publishers in e.g. Australia or Germany can still sell "banned" games to people who are M or 18+. They've been talking about something like this for over a decade and nothing has happened because those Valve fucks have become lazy and saturated. Valve's motto: Why do actual customer-friendly work if you can be a lazy fuck and still rake in the beeeeelllions? Fuck those clowns. It's high time for a massive wake-up call.
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Wins $500M in Oculus Lawsuit
6. Re: ZeniMax Wins $500M in Oculus Lawsuit Feb 1, 2017, 21:02 CJ_Parker
 
BWWWAAAAAAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Take that, Suckerjerk! Middlefinger Nahnah Mwahaha
 
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