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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 9, 2017, 02:40 CJ_Parker
 
Never say never but I very much doubt that Intel has any interest to enter the consumer dGPU market. They could have done this a looong time ago (remember project Larrabee?) and decided not to.

What they are after is certainly the advanced AI, automotive, datacenter market to compete with AMD and nVidia for multi-billion $$$ deals.

I'll be surprised if they really do a consumer dGPU. They'd have to compete with AMD and nVidia which would inevitably lead to price wars and relatively low margins.

As the new kid on the block they would be facing massive up front investments to get board partners umm... on board and to build up the whole retail infrastructure, marketing, all that crap.
And for what? Very little gain. The desktop PC market is still in decline at a small rate instead of growing.

Nope. A third competitor in dGPUs would be great for us consumers but it does not seem very realistic. This Intel move is definitely about wrestling with AMD and nVidia in the professional sector.
 
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Speculation
8. Re: Command & Conquer Speculation Nov 8, 2017, 21:00 CJ_Parker
 
You mean that F2P browser game? That one is still going actually:

https://www.tiberiumalliances.com/
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Nov 8, 2017, 20:21 CJ_Parker
 
Deckard Cain in Overwatch. Anything goes for the mighty $$$ in Blizztard land.  
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News Comments > GOG Revives Three Sierra Classics
4. Re: GOG Revives Three Sierra Classics Nov 8, 2017, 20:15 CJ_Parker
 
Acleacius wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 19:54:
Damn, besides the obvious games like NOLF & NOLF 2, I've been hoping for a couple of lesser known games:
Drakan Order of the Flame

Drakan "lesser known"? Que el fucko?!?

That game was bundled with just about every single graphics card on the market for a year or two back in the day and given away for free on magazine CDs/DVDs about a billion times.

Seriously, in Y2K it probably would have been harder to find a single PC owner who did NOT own a copy of Drakan (or at least heard of it) than the other way around.
 
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Speculation
6. Re: Command & Conquer Speculation Nov 8, 2017, 15:58 CJ_Parker
 
J wrote on Nov 8, 2017, 11:59:
C&C - now always online, with no single player, and loot boxes. The EA way (tm).

^ this

Recent news seem to indicate that they are tripping over themselves at EA HQ to find popular franchises they can revive to jump on the microtransaction + loot box hypewagon.

Kinda like the mobile craze a few years back when they were doing mobile spinoffs with in-app purchases of every franchise just to cash in on the popularity of the franchise on the app store.

Same thing here. If they are really doing C&C then I bet it's gonna be some lame multiplayer focused garbage game with microtransactions and loot boxes (a nice shiny mammoth tank or special agent Tanya inside a loot box anyone?) out da a$$.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Financials; GTA5 Now All-Time Bestselling Game in U.S.
3. Re: Take-Two Financials; GTA5 Now All-Time Bestselling Game in U.S. Nov 7, 2017, 21:18 CJ_Parker
 
Still a proud non-owner of that casual piece of console dreck.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect N7 Day
3. Re: Mass Effect N7 Day Nov 7, 2017, 21:16 CJ_Parker
 
Those "vague thoughts" were uttered long before microtransactions and loot boxes (even in single player games) really took off so I'm sure that they have reevaluated their thoughts on the matter.

Established popular franchise + microtransactions + loot boxes = $$$

The next ME is definitely coming with a nice li'l in-game store so you can play dress-up-an-alien for cash or buy awesome-button equipment for god mode.
 
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News Comments > HITMAN: Game of the Year Edition
8. Re: HITMAN: Game of the Year Edition Nov 7, 2017, 14:53 CJ_Parker
 
Good bundle. Now they need to drop it to $9.99 and then we're talking about a possible purchase.  
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News Comments > Get Watch_Dogs for Free
8. Re: Get Watch_Dogs for Free Nov 7, 2017, 02:57 CJ_Parker
 
jamiedj99 wrote on Nov 6, 2017, 23:56:
lol got it free but in my uplay list it tells me I can preload the game but cant play it till its released. I smell some shit somewhere here

Must be the smell of shit from inside your head .

Because if you had done something really simple like read the text behind the first link in the news post or the actual first sentence of the newsbit then you would know that the game won't be playable before 4PM UTC (11AM EST as Blue wrote) on November 7th.
Your preload(ed) button will switch to a play button in almost exactly eight hours from the time of my post here.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
2. Re: Steam Top 10 Nov 5, 2017, 14:01 CJ_Parker
 
Well, one thing is for sure: The human sheep of this planet are very much alive and kicking!  
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News Comments > Wild West Online Early Access This Month
9. Re: Wild West Online Early Access This Month Nov 4, 2017, 21:49 CJ_Parker
 
born2expire wrote on Nov 4, 2017, 17:47:
Tomas wrote on Nov 4, 2017, 14:35:
I'm not usually one to nitpick, but whoever wrote this press release is really bad at English.

that'd be Sergey Titov for you

Haha. Titov. Sergey the tit. Bwwwwaaaahahahahahahahahaaa.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 4, 2017, 21:46 CJ_Parker
 
gsilver wrote on Nov 4, 2017, 11:54:
The end of DST is very much losing an hour to me, since it means that Iíll be in the office an hour later every night, and will no longer get an hour of sunlight after work. Now itís maybe a few minutes, if I leave early.

Uck. Canít we just stay on DST year round?

//And thatís ignoring the fact that Iíve been getting tired and waking up too early... My body would love the clocks to spring forward!

^ this

Fuck standard time. The only people I can see being happy with standard time and early darkness would be the basement-dwellers who don't give a shit about sunlight no matter what time it is but for those of us who enjoy being outside for physical activities it is a fucking nightmare.

I can't wait for the end of March already. Fuck standard time, fuck winter, fuck the cold, fuck the early nightfall and fuck the earth's retarded axial tilt that is responsible for all this depressing shit.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Classic and New WoW Expansion Announced
4. Re: World of Warcraft Classic and New WoW Expansion Announced Nov 3, 2017, 16:27 CJ_Parker
 
So with the expansion they are embedding a MOBA inside their MMO. Subscription fees plus microtransactions plus loot boxes, all in one game, confirmed. Blizztard 2017. A real winning gig.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Going Free-to-Play
3. Re: StarCraft II Going Free-to-Play Nov 3, 2017, 15:50 CJ_Parker
 
OK. That's it. Starcraft Remastered was my final ever Blizztard purchase. Dem fuckheads.  
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News Comments > Morning Patches
10. Re: Morning Patches Nov 2, 2017, 17:02 CJ_Parker
 
I don't get why anyone would still buy a Ubishit game on release. Y'all deserve every single one of these issues and then some.
It's too bad the game can not physically come out of the PC and shit in your lap. Maybe then people would finally wake up?
Hm. Probably not. You would probably thank Ubi for making it nice, warm and cozy in your lap.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Launches
9. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Launches Nov 2, 2017, 16:52 CJ_Parker
 
Saboth wrote on Nov 2, 2017, 15:42:
My regular 1070 already handles any game at 1440 maxed out though...

Many folks have a funny definition of either "maxed out" or of their perception of "handles" Wink .

With the right games and REALLY maxed out settings you can easily bring a 1080Ti to its knees in 1440p.

For example, Watch Dogs 2 or Ghost Recon Wildlands... these are both games that will drop below a solid 60fps at 1440p at max settings even on a 1080Ti.
Or The Witcher 3: It will not run anywhere near 60fps on a 1070 in 1440p with Hairworks (+AA) fully enabled (= maxed out).
Finally, Deus Ex Mankind Divided you can also forget about maxing out even on a 1080Ti. When I played the recent free weekend version, I had to dial down the AA level to get pleasant fps (still dipped below 60fps frequently).

Don't get me wrong. A GTX 1070 is certainly a decent card for 1080p/1440p but you are definitely going to have to make compromises and turn down some of the more demanding settings (like e.g. AA or HBAO+ or Screen Space Reflections or certain Gameworks effects) in quite a few modern games. To say it runs any game "maxed out" at 1440p is simply not true.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Launches
8. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Launches Nov 2, 2017, 16:34 CJ_Parker
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Nov 2, 2017, 14:59:

Yep, pretty weird to make this product - instead of just lower your prices on the current lineup ???


Not weird at all. With the 1070Ti they can beat Vega 56 for good instead of being slightly slower, on par, or slightly faster depending on the game.

GP-104 is very well established and it's a piece of cake for them to produce a 1070Ti chip (as well as for the board partners to produce the cards since they basically just need to print different packaging).

And xmas is coming so it makes sense to have a 'new' product to sell for the holiday season.
This is 100% win-win for nVidia and the board partners. They have already made billions from Pascal and this card will help drive up profitability even more.
 
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News Comments > Descent Underground Next Year
19. Re: Descent Underground Next Year Nov 2, 2017, 01:14 CJ_Parker
 
siapnar wrote on Nov 2, 2017, 00:13:
CJ_Parker wrote on Nov 1, 2017, 15:13:
BTW, here is the devs' more personal message regarding the recent development issues and the publisher announcement.
Looks like they've been going without pay for a while so WingMan & co. really needed this deal to make the game happen at all.
These guys got 600k USD from Kickstarter. From the look of it, they didn't manage that money very well because the game doesn't have much content and lacks in the looks department. I think they blew a bunch on marketing and image without really giving the game substance. Or not. Either way, this screams bad resource management

$600K is absolutely nothing when it comes to game development even with a small team. A drip in the ocean is what a measly $600K is.

Besides, they probably got quite a bit less than that because the funding stalled at around $500K for the last week of the KS.
It was very obvious back then that they helped the KS over the $600K by themselves just so it would succeed.
They kept the campaign running on their website but IIRC it raised maybe $15K more over the next year+ (pocket change). It was a minuscule sum that they raised post-KS-campaign.

The campaign ended in April 2015. It's been over 2.5 years since then with a laughable $500K to start.
Their team page might only show four devs now but when they launched their original website it introduced more like about ten people or so who worked on the game initially.
With a team like that, employee costs, hardware, licenses and all the other bills that come with running such a gig, you are not going very far with $500K. A few months at most...

The only reason they are still around is Steam early access. They managed to sell between ~35K and a little over 40K copies (I deducted the KS backers from SteamSpy's numbers).

Most KS projects are not fully covered... not even the big ones. Larian, inXile, Obsidian all spent considerably more money on making the respective games than what they raised on KS. They used the KS campaign as a marketing tool.

In Descendent Studios' case it might turn out to be a costly mistake that they did not accept defeat when the project stalled far below $600K. You can not make a quality game with single and multiplayer on a hamstring budget and with no way to properly subsidize development from other sources of income.

With a publisher they are finally on the right track now and I wish them all the best. Just about the only good thing about Star Shitizen to date was the Wingman's Hangar show on YT back in the day.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Nov 1, 2017, 20:00 CJ_Parker
 
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Nov 1, 2017, 17:45:
But did you beat doom2 on nightmare? the impossible last level to do without cheats... go up the lift and jump/miss the damn brain every time.

Impossible if you're tipsy maybe Wink .

u need to sober up and git gud bruuuh then it's easy-peasy
 
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News Comments > Descent Underground Next Year
6. Re: Descent Underground Next Year Nov 1, 2017, 15:13 CJ_Parker
 
BTW, here is the devs' more personal message regarding the recent development issues and the publisher announcement.
Looks like they've been going without pay for a while so WingMan & co. really needed this deal to make the game happen at all.
 
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