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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 7, 2017, 14:35 CJ_Parker
Well, the results are as expected. FreeSync for (AMD) peasants, G-Sync for PCMR connoisseurs  
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Boasts 20M Players
16. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Boasts 20M Players Aug 6, 2017, 10:57 CJ_Parker
shinchan0s wrote on Aug 5, 2017, 16:54:
I miss Rogue Spear. Even with the shit netcode.

Yep. Rogue Spear (and add-ons) was the best of the series. The 747, the NYC museum of art, the Prague opera house, Kosovo village, the Russian dacha... awesome levels for solo, TH and multiplayer modes.

They should have never abused the R6 franchise for Siege. R6 was always about semi-realistic (in a gamey sense) special ops. Siege is casual P2W crap. The whole concept of upgrades is retarded for a special ops game. Spec ops always get the best gear.

SAS command: "Sorry you can't have the good scopes and no silencers for this mission, guys. Maybe if you don't fuck up the next five missions we'll let you have the actual good gear."

Seriously, WTF? This is grade A fucktardshit!
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Boasts 20M Players
7. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Boasts 20M Players Aug 5, 2017, 14:57 CJ_Parker
Depends on how they count. I also played the game way back in beta, hated the casual POS and what they did to the R6 franchise with this garbage and never looked back. Am I a "registered" player? Probably since you had to play the beta via uPlay, of course.

They also had a few free weekends etc. so I would take any such boasting claims with truckloads of salt.

One thing never changes anyway: The game is a complete POS, especially when you think about under which -originally great- franchise it was filed.
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News Comments > Oculus Home Warms to Steam
5. Re: Oculus Home Warms to Steam Aug 5, 2017, 14:51 CJ_Parker
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 5, 2017, 13:20:
I will be interesting to see the numbers on how their sales went. Both units have some minor advantages and disadvantages vs one another. But the rift being 1/2 price on sale and now 40% regularly, that is significant.

I hate FB as much as the next guy but there is no contest. The Vive is solely leeching off Steam/Valve fantards. The Oculus is superior in just about every important category, namely image quality (FAR superior), comfort and price.
The only thing the Vive does better is roomscale but it also requires very specific setup conditions (mostly darkened room etc.).
The OR is the much better HMD for what is probably the vast majority of people who just want to sit in front of their PC and play a game in VR instead of on their monitor.

No contest at all. It is astonishing that anyone buys the hopelessly overpriced twice as expensive inferior quality POS Vive at all. It must definitely be some kind of "it's Steam so it must be gud cuz I luv Gabe" sentiment.

But, yeah, fuck Facebook.
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News Comments > Take-Two Interactive Results
6. Re: Take-Two Interactive Results Aug 3, 2017, 16:08 CJ_Parker
Acleacius wrote on Aug 3, 2017, 12:58:
Yet people keep buying their games despite them treating their customers like shit.

Yup, especially their PC customers, of course. Still, even after all the denials of a PC port and all the delays, people tripped over themselves to get their hands on a GTA V preorder for PC when it became available. They sent a clear message "Dear Take2 please keep treating us like third grade lepers. We are fine with it and will do whatever you say as long as you give us our games we can not live without".


Zelnick is lying like Microshit anyway when he is saying that the PC is important to them. What a joke. We can see the numbers. It's 18% of their total revenue in this 1st quarter 2018 report and usually even less in previous documents. They don't give half a fuck about the PC.

They make more from prioritizing the console release than from the thieving PC masses anyway. Most people are weak enough they will buy the game for console (maybe even multiple ones) *and* PC later on. Two birds, one stone. From a business perspective they are perfectly right to be assholes about PC releases.

Dangle, dangle, dangle... and the stupid hypnotized carrot-loving PC lemmings will do whatever R* orders them to do.
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Videos
7. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Videos Aug 2, 2017, 15:20 CJ_Parker
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 2, 2017, 06:52:
Well, I'm definitely interested in the game, but what the hell is this thing game companies are doing now, spoiling their own games? Who do they think they are, the movie trailer industry?

*Not watching the videos, obviously.

Errr what? Did you just wake up from some coma after 10 years?
This has been going on for years and years in gaming as well. I specifically avoid some websites entirely ever since they have had screenshots of boss fights or spoiled critical story twists in the headlines.

And I have all but stopped watching these spoilerific trailers years ago, too. I usually just skip through them to get a glimpse at some gameplay parts (and also with the sound off most of the time).

Haven't watched this trailer either. I'll get (not buy because I can not buy an uncensored version where I live) the game anyway so no need to spoil shit beforehand. I'll see and experience it myself soon enough.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 1, 2017, 19:17 CJ_Parker
Hahaha a Vega interview courtesy of Hypothermia. Oh the irony!  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed
29. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 3.0 Delayed Aug 1, 2017, 01:25 CJ_Parker
A cute list of apologies they've come up with. Of course all those complexities, technological boundaries, surmounting the "impossible", challenges, "not insignificant" scope, thousands of assets, millions of entities etc. did not stop Mr. Roberts from advertising 3.0 as a breakthrough milestone that gamers would be enjoying "before the end of the year" (2016).

Welp. Almost, Chris. His blatant lies just to promote ship sales and the dangling of carrots has been going on for almost five years now. It is incredible that there is still a HUGE hardcore fanboi base for whom Chris can do no wrong. Unbelievable. The cult is still real and maybe even getting stronger as they need to fortify their bases against all criticism.

How can anyone not see that Roberts is lying every time he is opening his mouth? He can not have believed in "before the end of the year" for a single second. No way. He must have been fully aware of the mountain of work ahead of them. It's blatant, flat out, straight up, disgusting LIES to extort money from the feeble minded fools.

P.S.: And too bad I do not remember who it was but lol @ the dude who I had an argument with in about May-ish(?) who said "just wait until 3.0 is out next month" which I dared to question. Hahaha, I knew I was right that it would be delayed again and again.
Been like this for five years. Why should CIG all of a sudden start delivering shit when they say they will? If they manage to hit their target, say, three times in a row for a major milestone then I'd very slowly be willing to trust in their dates again.
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News Comments > AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed
20. Re: AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed Jul 31, 2017, 17:45 CJ_Parker
@Tipsy: Well, I think you would benefit more from a GTX 10 series upgrade than anything else since nVidia has that projection tech (SMP) in Pascal cards that the 980Ti does not have so VR gets a real nice boost.
A GTX 1080 or 1080Ti would be ideal to make a tangible difference because outside of VR the 980Ti and the 1070 are too close together in terms of performance.
The problem, of course, is that you can not buy a graphics card at the moment because of the stupid mining craze .
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News Comments > AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed
13. Re: AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed Jul 31, 2017, 16:10 CJ_Parker
jdreyer wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 14:49:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jul 31, 2017, 11:51:
Wonder how these will perform..

I just picked up a rift, and I'm loving it. I want to run my elite dangerous on ultra everything with lots of super sampling but my 980Ti and 4 year old i7 aren't up to par.

Looking at building a liquid cooled system for the first time ever and go high end and debating if I should wait for intels next chipset.

Does the CPU make that much difference? Looking at recent benchmarks, it looks like you only lose 15% or so running a 2500K vs a current Intel proc. Not much bang for the buck give that the 2500K was five generations ago.

Coincidentally I run Elite Dangerous on my ye olde sim PC with a i5-2500K (at 4.2GHz), 32GB RAM, a not quite so old GTX 1070 and at a triple monitor resolution (bezel corrected) of 8-thousand-something to 1440 (on 3x 2560x1440 screens) + TrackIR.

It runs like a charm all maxed out with 4x MLAA. I may drop to 40fps around/inside a VERY busy station but who cares. This is mostly a space trucking game you could safely play at 30fps. I'm getting 60+ outside stations in space and on planets.
I don't know if the Rift has any specific requirements that would bump up the min specs several notches but I'm surprised that Mr. Tipsy feels like he's in need of an upgrade as Elite Dangerous is pretty modest with its reqs.
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News Comments > AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed
6. Re: AMD Vega Graphics Cards and New CPUs Revealed Jul 31, 2017, 12:24 CJ_Parker
Epic fail expected and confirmed. Vega barely reaches GTX 1080 in most cases and we have to wait and see about AMD's own lofty claims of +20% in BF1. To reach that performance 15 months after the competition it needs to produce 350W of heat and noise and requires water cooling. Ouch. Big ouch.

And the air cooled reference models? LOL. According to the slides, AMD has installed a 30mm (t-h-i-r-t-y!) radial fan on those cards to tame the still insanely high 295W. Good luck with that. Leafblower confirmed.

As for the Threadripper CPUs, I guess they are a respectable effort in the productivity space just like Ryzen but as a gamer zero fucks are given. In gaming i7-7700K and the upcoming six core 8700K remain king.
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News Comments > EA on Game Streaming
13. Re: EA on Game Streaming Jul 29, 2017, 09:26 CJ_Parker
Kxmode wrote on Jul 28, 2017, 20:11:
, it's changed how we think about ownership versus access,

What is he babbling on about? There's never been a time when people wanted to exchange ownership for access.

What? Steam, Origin, uPlay, every DRM platform is exactly that. Access and not ownership. The only digital platform that allows you to truly assume ownership of your games is GOG since you can download an installer that will work forever regardless of whether the platform GOG keeps existing or not.

That aside I think he was more talking about movies and music streaming. Many people no longer buy CDs, DVDs, BluRays or even mp3 files for download but they subscribe to one of the many subscription services for streaming content to a device of their choice.
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News Comments > Destiny 2 Beta Next Month; Specs Revealed
14. Re: Destiny 2 Beta Next Month; Specs Revealed Jul 28, 2017, 16:23 CJ_Parker
ROFLMAO @ these console peasant specs. You can play this consolized casual garbage on a toaster PC. Yippie!  
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News Comments > MS on PC Gaming
31. Re: MS on PC Gaming Jul 27, 2017, 12:47 CJ_Parker
Well, at least they are honest about treating us like lepers ever since 2001. To see reason is the first step on the path to enlightenment. Now deeds must follow just like all these years before when they said similar stuff but I'm not getting my hopes up. DirectX 12 was a fad and there is absolutely nothing PC-exclusive that MS is doing that is really playing to the strengths of our beloved PCMR platform.

Lame remasters of ancient classics? Seriously, MS? Also, Freelancer/Starlancer are still MIA from GOG. Even the most simple stuff like releasing their classic back catalogue on modern digital platforms is too hard for these clowns.

Instead they are in full on XboneX hype mode, still desperately trying to win a console war which they have lost all these years back at E3 2014 or whenever they had that catastrophic reveal of an always online Xbone with forced Kinect, spycam, eavesdropping and all that crap.

OK, they have brought all these spying features to PCs via Windows 10 in the meantime so maybe that is what they mean by "love for PC gamers". We're supposed to be grateful that they have now delivered to us the features that were supposed to be in the original Xbone design.
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News Comments > Morning Previews
6. Re: Morning Previews Jul 27, 2017, 12:26 CJ_Parker
Beamer wrote on Jul 27, 2017, 12:15:
Then fighting robots in a hanger...

* hangar goddammit!

Hanger is something slightly different. Interesting bit of trivia from that dictionary link. A hanger is also:

a light saber of the 17th and 18th centuries, often worn by sailors

Wow. Light sabers on ships in the 17th and 18th century. The force was strong with these mateys. Skywalker woulda been proud of 'em.

On da actual topic: Loved both TNO and TOB so bring this new colossal fuckah on!
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News Comments > Play Just Cause 3 for Free
1. Re: Play Just Cause 3 for Free Jul 26, 2017, 10:49 CJ_Parker
Nope. This is one of the games where they put all the fun in the DLCs so I'll keep waiting for the XL edition to drop below $10. Not good enough this sale.  
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News Comments > DOOM Patch; Free DLC; Price Drop; Free Weekend
8. Re: DOOM Patch; Free DLC; Price Drop; Free Weekend Jul 19, 2017, 20:45 CJ_Parker
They are offering the complete package for a new low price of $14.99/11.99/$17.99 (AUS)...

Ah, so Euro players outside the UK get f'ed in the beautiful a and can keep paying full price? OK. Good to know they are officially asking players to pirate their casual pew pew garbage game. I will gladly do them the favor if and when I can ever be bothered to download all that crap (probably never or when it has dropped to 0.99 in the Euro zone they apparently give zero fucks about).

aka_STEVE wrote on Jul 19, 2017, 18:25:
**changes DOOM in STEAM -> to NOT update automatically ..**

Before you begin to feel too smart and high&mighty about yourself: You do realize that that setting won't stick forever, right?
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News Comments > Titanfall 2 Free DLC and Free Trial Next Week
5. Re: Titanfall 2 Free DLC and Free Trial Next Week Jul 19, 2017, 14:29 CJ_Parker
Played the last free trial they had and uninstalled in under ten minutes because it's a fucking jump & run game with the retarded wall-surfing that probably only works on mushrooms but felt clunky as fuck with regular PC controls. The wall-surfing was easily the dumbest and least fun gimmick I've seen in a game in a long time.

And they wonder why this does not sell? How about proper level design and decent gameplay mechanics for starters where you don't have to surf walls through one endless tunnel after another? What a concept!
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News Comments > Dark and Light Early Access Tomorrow
3. Re: Dark and Light Early Access Tomorrow Jul 19, 2017, 14:22 CJ_Parker
Yeah and why with SP when the original game was a MMO? Someone hire Sherlock and Watson plz.  
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News Comments > Ubisoft Sales Figures
1. Re: Ubisoft Sales Figures Jul 19, 2017, 14:17 CJ_Parker
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