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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 8, 2018, 18:35 CJ_Parker
At least it kinda fits the theme of "spring cleaning" which you have to do after every one of their spyware and crapware infested updates. I'm really looking forward to losing another two-ish hours of my life due to weeding out all the shit they dump on us with this next update. Not.  
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News Comments > The Division 2 Revealed
21. Re: The Division 2 Revealed Mar 8, 2018, 16:06 CJ_Parker
Aaaaannnnddd yet another retarded, boring as fuck multiplayer grindfest. This is becoming reminiscent of the MMO heydays in the early 2000s. We really need a few solid flops in this area of gaming to bring the publishers back in line.  
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News Comments > Project C Announced
5. Re: Project C Announced Mar 8, 2018, 13:54 CJ_Parker
Bit of gaming trivia: "Project C" (where the C stood for "cash" cuz they desperately needed moolah at the time after the LMK project went tits up) was also the working title of Larian Studios' Divine Divinity.  
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News Comments > James Harden Outs Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII?
2. Re: James Harden Outs Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII? Mar 7, 2018, 10:31 CJ_Parker
Wow. A new Call of Duty Blops game!!! OMG!!!!11 How utterly unexpected!!!!111  
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News Comments > StarCraft 20th Anniversary Celebrations
5. Re: StarCraft 20th Anniversary Celebrations Mar 4, 2018, 18:58 CJ_Parker
Always seemed to me that SC2 stayed FAR below expectations (the Koreans did not jump on it as Blizztard hoped right?).

I think it is unlikely that Blizztard is working on more RTS at this point when they can easily make more cash with even more casual crap games like Overwatch, MOBAs or card games.

Maybe they are even working on another Diablo casual clickfest. That would be a perfect vehicle for lootboxes galore.

If they are working on RTS at all then maybe the rumored WC3 remaster but I wouldn't bet on anything else. RTS is pretty much done and dead like adventures and space sims at this point.
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News Comments > BATTLETECH in April
9. Re: BATTLETECH in April Feb 28, 2018, 08:04 CJ_Parker
Zoom wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 06:48:
... there's nothing CJ says that is based on any kind of fact

Oh really? So you're saying that BattleTech will be released as a flawless finished, feature-complete product in April and that it will not receive any post-release patches including bug fixes and feature updates?

Apparently this official update is full of fake news then where they have announced that the following features will have to be patched in later...

With release in sight in the next few months, we want to tell you about a few features that were part of our Kickstarter Campaign, but need to be delivered post-launch in order to focus development and testing as we move towards release.

- Linux support

- Legendary 'Mechs and MechWarriors

- Ability to play different types of missions in Skirmish mode (The campaign itself still has plenty of mission types

- Some Valhalla-tier reward items (specifics TBD)

- Famous character cameos in the campaign (a Social Mission Bonus from the Kickstarter Campaign.)

- Famous AI Lances in Skirmish mode (another Social Mission Bonus from the Kickstarter Campaign.)

Finally, since "nothing" I said is true... well, apparently we have some global calendar error since it must be May 2017 in two months and I'm just imagining the delay, right? So, do tell, is it really March 2017 right now? Globally?

Definitely interesting, dude! I want to live in your parallel universe of alternative facts, please. Must be a nice place where there's no delays of neither the game nor its features, no need for patching and everything is just butterflies and unicorns.

P.S.: And let's not even get started on Deadfire since we have Eternity as a reference. Deadfire is guaranteed to be another shitty, incomplete, buggy as fuck release with YEARS of post-launch support addressing thousands of bugs and adding in missing features.
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News Comments > BATTLETECH in April
7. Re: BATTLETECH in April Feb 28, 2018, 03:34 CJ_Parker
Task wrote on Feb 27, 2018, 23:49:
Much hyperbole CJ.

Nah. Scientific facts based on empirical data .

And the next likewise KS games are already lining up. PoE 2 is also coming in April and just like BT won't be playable (except for masochists who enjoy dealing with corrupt saves, crashes, gimped characters, broken quests and so on) before 2020 at the earliest.

Don't get me wrong. It's great for the masochists, of course. Free sex! And there seem to be many masochists out there going by the number of Obshittian fanbois. Those are usually people who do not even mind a corrupt save but instead feel like it's a cool thing that the devs have given them an opportunity to start over.

Oh well, I just hope that Harebrained will hurry up with completing the game. I backed it at min level and would really love to play it but I ain't playing no early access beta in April. That's for sure.
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One Released
7. Re: Elite Dangerous: Beyond – Chapter One Released Feb 28, 2018, 03:19 CJ_Parker
shul wrote on Feb 28, 2018, 02:12:
Can anyone explain to me if this is going to cost more money or is this in horizons ??

Dude... iz all free for Horizons and lifetime expansion pass owners.
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News Comments > BATTLETECH in April
1. Re: BATTLETECH in April Feb 27, 2018, 21:21 CJ_Parker
About fucking time, too. Too bad it'll prolly be another two years minimum before we are at v1.0 instead of this v0.7 beta release that is masqueraded as the full release... all of which, i.e. the hefty delay as well as the beta release version that is missing vital promised features and bug fixes, seems to have become a habit for Kickstarters.
Release the minimum viable product, patch later (or maybe not if it's not doing well commercially).

And then they are surprised that there is a slump in crowdfunding. Well, that's what happens when you bite the hands that feed, morons.
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XV Demo
12. Re: FINAL FANTASY XV Demo Feb 27, 2018, 08:37 CJ_Parker
Soulburner wrote on Feb 27, 2018, 02:31:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 26, 2018, 23:52:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 26, 2018, 21:04:
Be sure to grab the nvidia drivers... seemed to make a huge difference for me (unlike the Benchmark, without drivers on my 1070 I would get 12 fps less than I do now, strange. Still not getting to 60 at 1440p on MAX though

I hope before I die I'll ever understand wtf is going on with something like that? Obviously this was coded with drivers under this new latest driver that came out today. So what were they developing on all these years and they weren't seeing performance issue developing it and correcting as they go? Perhaps not and maybe it is just some system configs that trigger poor performance and they didn't see it and Nvidia does and tweaks some settings to clear those up... Is that it?

Developers often work closely with GPU vendors, especially when joining programs like Gameworks. So the game programmers and driver programmers exchange info on the features the dev team wishes to implement, and both teams apply specific optimizations to their respective code. That's why AMD or Nvidia often have drivers ready on the day of a particular game release, because they've been actively worked on during the process of the game development.

^ this + at least for the last few months of development of some AAA titles nVidia and/or AMD usually have a few of their own people on-site for consulting and helping with optimizing the game.
Check out the Prey credits for example. Not sure if all of them were on-site but they are crediting eight(!) nVidia guys for taking care of additional engineering and two folks from AMD.

Due to the complex nature of modern GPUs, APIs, programmable shaders etc. it is impossible for the coders to always stay up to date in addition to their day to day work (which will usually be more console-focused anyway). That is where the nVidia/AMD folks come in to show the devs how it's done... tips, tricks, shortcuts, elegant workarounds, optimizations, bug-fixing assistance etc.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
23. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 26, 2018, 10:08 CJ_Parker
OK, I'll probably get the "ugleh cow" in the form of a GOTY in a couple of years then.

Everything I've seen is giving me strong Oblivion vibes which, in my case, is a good thing because I really liked Oblivion... minus the extreme level scaling which everyone hated I believe. Level scaling aside, the actual content was awesome and the world was extremely well done.

Since Bethesda isn't going to do a new TES for several more years, this may be as close to a new single player TES as it gets. Maybe Bethesda should even take some notes.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 25, 2018, 15:58 CJ_Parker
Quinn wrote on Feb 25, 2018, 15:25:
Good to see KCD up there. This game deserves it. 55 hours in and still in love.

y u fall in luv wit ugleh cow?!?
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: etc., etc. Feb 24, 2018, 11:35 CJ_Parker
They might as well make it a top 100 and list every single popular MMO. Games like SWG and WoW had horrible launches.
From recent memory and a non-MMO it is sorely missing Batman Arkham Knight. They even pulled the PC version from sale for a few months, right? I did not experience the launch version myself but going by the shitstorm it must have been bad.
The GOTY that I played was pretty much flawless. That game is an amazing work of art so it recovered and then some. How could they miss that one? Duh.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 23, 2018, 22:01 CJ_Parker
Well, at least they are admitting it now...  
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News Comments > Trump Calls Out Video Games
69. Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 23, 2018, 10:46 CJ_Parker
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 09:11:
1) Yes, you have to be a member of a club. Why? Because you have to prove that you have a good enough reason and that youre training with it regularly. In that case sports. Club. They are at every corner in Germany. You only need a "REALLY good reason" if you want to be able to have a carry permit, which is extremely rare in Germany and generally only for jobs that require weapons in public. But that doesnt hold anyone back, if they want to shoot up a school.

Nope. It's much harder than you are making it sound here. To get a permit, you MUST fulfill ALL of these five basic reqs: Be at least 18+, have a clean record and be a reliable person (no drugs, booze, mental shit etc.), pass an EXAM (you conveniently skipped over this req twice now) and you must present a "need" to acquire weapons and ammo.

Yes, being a shooting club member is enough for this last one (the "need") BUT you need to be 21+ as a shooting club dude and you must have been a club member for at least 12 months before you are allowed to get your own gun. You can't just become a club member "at every corner", buy a gun and keep it at home as you were originally making it sound. That's complete BS.

They dont come and check randomly. That utter BS. You need to prove at first that you have a locker like that (a simple invoice is enough), but after that its all finee.

More bullshit. The police (well, or Ordnungsbehörde) MUST(!) perform regular checks. It's mandatory. They randomly select people and approximately 5% of gun owners get checked on each year without prior warning.

3) Also BS about the caliber. You can use pretty much any caliber gun with a Waffenbesitzkarte and an extra permit and many have that permit, because its really easy to get.

Ah so now at least you mention that you need an extra permit (no shit, Sherlock and the requirements are pretty steep the "bigger" the weapon... it's once again not nearly as easy as you make it sound) instead of just being a club member. Well, at least you are admitting that you skipped over tons of facts previously.
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News Comments > Trump Calls Out Video Games
55. Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 23, 2018, 07:39 CJ_Parker
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 05:38:
Youre implying Germany has strict gun control. But it really doesnt. And many countries you listed have even less gun control than Germany. Anyone over 18 can have a gun in Germany, as long as they are law abiding citizens, its just a bit more effort. The only thing German laws prevent well are accidents, because you need to prove that you are trained on guns, but as I said, thats not that much effort, since when you like guns, you go and shoot them.
Germany is on 4th place in guns per population and in almost every small village theres a shooting club (no exaggeration).

As a German: This is mostly bullshit and you are intentionally skipping some facts. To own a private gun, you can not just apply for a gun as a 18+ law abiding citizen. You MUST be a member of a shooting club or be a certified hunter or be able to present a REALLY good reason to own a gun for personal safety (like if you are a member of the diplomatic corps).
And then pass the tests and background checks, of course, before you get a permit.

As a shooting club dude you can't necessarily take your gun home with you. The gun usually needs to be locked away at the club. If you have permission to take the gun home then you need to keep it locked away at home with the ammo locked away in a different place at home.
There are strict regulations with regard to the safety of these lockers and yeah the authorities *do* actually come to visit gun owners to check on this stuff.

Finally, most gun owners in Germany have small caliber stuff like the .22 guns and many "gun owners" simply have inherited old weapons from their Nazi grandfathers with no ammo and the gun probably not even in a working condition. No one here legally owns guns like a AR-15.
The statistics of "gun ownership" here are inflated by these legacy "gun owners" (people who have their grandfather's Mauser in a box in the basement for decades).

I personally do not know a single person who owns a private gun at home. I have only ever met people who go to a shooting club where they use their gun or the club's guns on weekends but that hobby is mostly a rural/redneck Germany thing and not very widespread.

You'd have to look long and hard to find gun owners in cities. The average Joe here simply doesn't give a fuck about owning or shooting guns. Guns are generally frowned upon by the vast majority of people with the single exception of the annual "Schützenfest" events in some Western German regions (like in Neuss and generally the Rhineland area).
Other than that, if you want to have an active social life, then it's best not to mention guns, especially not owning one.
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News Comments > METAL GEAR SURVIVE Released
8. Re: METAL GEAR SURVIVE Released Feb 22, 2018, 16:19 CJ_Parker
Nullity wrote on Feb 22, 2018, 11:57:

Well said. Philosophical almost...
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News Comments > Stellaris: Apocalypse Now!
6. Re: Stellaris: Apocalypse Now! Feb 22, 2018, 16:17 CJ_Parker
Aaaahhh DLC'o'rama episode MMXXXDVIII ... I alreadeh can't wait for the next one!!!  
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News Comments > Hunt Showdown Early Access
1. Re: Hunt Showdown Early Access Feb 22, 2018, 16:13 CJ_Parker
Aaaah moar sirvival garbitch... grate!  
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News Comments > Sledgehammer Founders Move Up
5. Re: Sledgehammer Founders Move Up Feb 21, 2018, 20:49 CJ_Parker
PacoTaco wrote on Feb 21, 2018, 18:13:
please suck my personal penis.

you sayin you have more than one bruh?!?
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