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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
42. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 27, 2017, 09:36 CJ_Parker
 
DarkCntry wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 21:03:
So what you're saying is that you'd pay for a game that you would want to play, but since you have such a massive chip on your shoulder you're just going to disparage others for buying a game they feel they'd enjoy and want to play...

Of course, you can continue to sit there and spout of subjective complaints while trying to state them as alternative facts while the bulk of people here will continue to ridicule you for the delusional whacko you portray.

Hahahaha ridiculous. You guys are so deeply tangled up in Stockholm syndrome it's not even funny. Y'all are desperately trying to justify your MEA preorders by denying EA's unquestionable sins of the past. A few years ago these forums (among many others) were in flames due to EA's shitty business and DLC practices related to ME (and DA).

Nowadays it's apparently all OK and forgotten (talk about "alternative facts"... that's you, buddy, not me). Y'all have so gotten used to taking it up the ass, you don't even realize anymore when EA lodges their fatty deep inside y'all.

And this is exactly why gaming is going down the shitter. Because y'all keep supporting these companies with their shitty season passes, their piecemeal deliveries, their dumbing down and their abuse of once great franchises for milking cash from the gullible fools.
All just because y'all got no spine and can not resist hype for shit. No, no. It's Mass Effect(!!!111), it's BioWare(!!!111) so of course you MUST preorder and succumb to the peer pressure since if you wouldn't preorder you'd only feel like half a man with a tiny pee-pee.

Laughable. Given the history of the franchise, any sane person would wait for reviews and EA's detailed DLC plan before splurging cash on this fucker. I'm going to laugh my ass off if the game -as expected- turns out buggy as fuck with an abysmal plot and characters, way too short and if EA releases massive bits of backstory, additional characters etc. in DLC format.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
24. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 26, 2017, 20:34 CJ_Parker
 
Bundy wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 18:29:
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 15:25:
They either do a GOTY that I might buy for <$10 or fuck this franchise.

You heard the man Bioware. Develop half a dozen DLC's, package it up in the main game, ship it as a stand alone product and sell it for less than $10. Or you've lost yourself a customer!

Dude... way to miss the whole point. I would absolutely be willing to pay more and buy closer to release IF:

- They would NOT develop half a dozen DLCs in the first place but actually ship a complete game on release.
- They would only release expansion-type DLC (like classic retail expansions). See Witcher 3 Blood&Wine and Hearts of Stone.
- They actually made a decent game. This shit doesn't look like it. Way too casual and really shitty Frostshite artificial graphics with an amazingly low level of detail in the scenes shown so far. There also seems to be zero RPG left. It's obviously all about very simplistic (i.e. even more simple than before) pew-pew now so yawn.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
15. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 26, 2017, 15:25 CJ_Parker
 
Creston wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 12:48:
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 12:23:
Yeah, I guess that is true IF you are OK with them chopping and piecemealing the fuck out of a game but many (most?) people are not exactly fans of obviously cut out DLC that was (or at the very least should have been) part of the main game.

Their DLC sales numbers would indicate that most people actually were pretty fine with it.

That's one way to see it. My way to see it is that people bought the DLC because they did not want to write off the games as a total loss. So they invested the relatively small extra to get the full game(s), teeth gnashing to the point of bleeding from their mouths.

And while I would agree that the Prothean DLC was blatantly cut from the main game to be sold as DLC, most others were perfectly fine existing outside the main storyline and were excellent ancillary additions.

Nope. Many people feel that Arrival was an essential DLC and to only a very slightly lesser degree also Citadel and Leviathan. LotSB and Kasumi were also absolutely essential if you liked those critters (Kasumi and Liara).

The only non-essential DLC was all the unbalancing item and equipment crap but BioWare cut some really nice stories from the main game(s) of ME2 and ME3 to be sold separately as piecemeal DLC. It is no coincidence that DLC memes started popping up left, right and center when those games were hot.
The only game that did not have essential DLC was ME1.

EA rightfully earned a reputation of being the biggest scumbag dickwads in the universe with the way they handled ME DLC. I know many people, myself included, who will always wait for a GOTY now when a game comes with any DLC at all. Why play half the game at release if you can have the full game a year later?
Unfortunately, in ME's case this was not even possible and you *had* to buy the DLC (which even I did partially but very reluctantly when the games sold for <$10).
I won't do this again though. The ME series left a very sour taste in my mouth with the retarded ending of part 3. They either do a GOTY that I might buy for <$10 or fuck this franchise.

Yes, clearly none of the Mass Effect games had enough content to justify their original asking price. Worst offender. Okay. Rolleyes

That's very subjective, of course, but I feel genuinely sorry for anyone who paid $60 for these half-assed games on release. The vanilla games weren't exactly very content rich. They were quite short actually. And buggy as fuck.
I'm very glad I only paid <$10 plus the money for some handpicked DLCs for these games when they were fully patched.

At the end of the day I guess it's a matter of preference. If you prefer your games to be delivered massively piecemeal-style then ME series is pure heaven. If you prefer a somewhat finished game on release then you won't buy the game before all DLC is out so you can have the full experience with the full story and full cast of characters on your first playthrough.

Look, I don't have much of a problem with DLC that is really just an additional expansion like e.g. Omega for ME3 but stuff like Arrival, Leviathan and Citadel and to a slightly lesser extent Normandy Crash Site, Zaeed, LotSB & Kasumi are absolutely essential and main game material. P.e.r.i.o.d. d.u.d.e!
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
9. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 26, 2017, 12:23 CJ_Parker
 
Creston wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 11:56:
I'm sure there will be story DLC. To be fair to Bioware, they usually do a pretty good job with those. It's been rare when I didn't feel I got my money's worth out of their DLC, and some of the ones they've done (Shadow Broker, The Citadel) have been about the finest examples of DLC done well.

Finest examples of DLC done well?? wat?!?

Yeah, I guess that is true IF you are OK with them chopping and piecemealing the fuck out of a game but many (most?) people are not exactly fans of obviously cut out DLC that was (or at the very least should have been) part of the main game.

ME DLC (across the entire series) was the worst offender in this category by far. They cut their games into tiny little pieces and sold everything for their shitty retarded BioWare points without ever releasing any complete versions like a GOTY to add insult to injury.

To me it was the "finest example" of how to totally fuck over your customers and that is why those shitheads will not get a penny from me unless there is a GOTY this time (which I will buy only when it goes on a deep discount).
 
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News Comments > ZeniMax Seeks Rift Injunction
12. Re: On Sale Feb 25, 2017, 05:31 CJ_Parker
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 03:24:
44 % 2 = 22 0.88

^ fixed
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Criminal Past Released
5. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Criminal Past Released Feb 24, 2017, 15:21 CJ_Parker
 
Creston wrote on Feb 24, 2017, 13:41:
It sounds like a fun mission, but I really wish it got integrated into the main storyline somehow.

I'm sure it will eventually. Remember Human Revolution GOTY? Squeenix will release an unpatched Mankind Divided fork with Criminal Past integrated and they'll charge existing customers for their half-assed garbage. It worked the last time. Why put more effort into it if you can get away with fraud?
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
35. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Feb 24, 2017, 11:21 CJ_Parker
 
Played some more and the most frustrating thing with these kinds of Ubishit games is to think what could have been if they wouldn't have half-assed 80% of the game.

This shit could be really good with a better story, better characters & voiceovers, more decent (enemy and squad) AI, some old school GR/R6 breach&clear tactics for buildings with multiple entry points and flashbangs and stuff, better vehicle controls/physics, less bugs (like not being able to get stuck in places in the world dammit) and generally just a bit more depth to everything.

It's frustrating as fuck to see the shiny diamond under all those layers of heavily encrusted bullshit. Oh well... I'll grab this when it goes on sale one day. Here's to hoping that them Ubi maggots won't just have microtranscation DLC but also substantially add to the game in upcoming patches and DLC.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
29. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Feb 24, 2017, 08:33 CJ_Parker
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 19:30:
Performance is poor, I have had to turn down so many options that it's uglier than similar recent games.

wat?

All (and I mean ALL) maxed out on a GTX 1080@1440p = 50fps average in the benchmark with no dips worth mentioning (no stuttering at all). In the game I'm getting between 40 and 90fps. Iz smooth as a nice pair of senorita tetas.

The only technical issue I have had with the game is sporadic white light flickering (also had this in The Witcher 3 sometimes). Must be something with the lighting and HBAO+ or something.

Da game is almost kinda fun, too. In single player, of course. It's nowhere even close to a real Ghost Recon so shame on Ubi for shitting all over the franchise but the character customization, the insane amount of equipment options and the open world gameplay with the chopper, the vehicles, the collectibles and the motivating XP and upgrade system is bordering on decent. I might actually get this shit when it's 9.99 for the GOTY one day.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
9. Re: Pillars of Eternity 2 Fig Campaign Raises More Than $3 million. Feb 23, 2017, 14:26 CJ_Parker
 
P.S.: Wow, I totally forgot about the Fig funds. It is even more of a super-epic mega fail if we deduct the investor funds. The actual pledges only stand at about $1.8 million right now which makes it well under 50% of the first campaign. Talk about a complete failure. I'm proud of all my fellow gamers who, like me, did not fall for Obshittian hype of nothingness again. A nice wallet vote right there. WTG bruuuuhs!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
31. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 23, 2017, 14:03 CJ_Parker
 
Simon Says wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 11:37:
Welcome to reality

What reality? You mean the dumbest of the dumbest retards who dial down their graphics setting in a game like RotTR just so their game will run at 100fps and their CPU gets something to do?

Seriously, that article is so far away from reality it is not even in the same universe as reality. The reality is that people try to max out graphics settings and run into GPU limits, not CPU. Who the fuck lowers settings just so they can give their CPU more work? That must be the retard level of reality that some of y'all dwell in.
 
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta
8. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta Feb 23, 2017, 13:56 CJ_Parker
 
Quinn wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 12:22:
I'm having an issue with the textures not loading properly. They look ugly as fuck sometimes.

There's also something off with the sound. It's strangely quite somehow.

The graphics are weird too. There's no real sense of bullet impact and if you shoot someone who's on the ground: zero effect.

Enemies you knock out leave a huge bloodstain on the floor.

I'm not pleased with the performance on my GTX980 system either, with everything set on Very High. I'm used to 90fps, though, so I brought that on myself maybe.

Anyway, stopped playing after 30 minutes. Game's shite. Like 4 Honor.


The root cause of all of these issues can be summed up in a single word: Ubishit.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
26. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 23, 2017, 11:37 CJ_Parker
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 23, 2017, 08:48:
For gaming the only thing that matters is single *thread* and if you render in Cinema4D or 3dsmax, the ryzen 1800x is something to consider.

^ this

Ryzen is completely irrelevant for gaming. It's definitely a decent CPU though if you really need the multicore power (content creation, encoding, compiling, rendering and all that shit).
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
8. Re: Pillars of Eternity 2 Fig Campaign Raises More Than $3 million. Feb 23, 2017, 11:28 CJ_Parker
 
Task wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 20:10:
Pillars 2 looks freaking gorgeous.

Yeah, they always look "gorgeous" during the pitch, switch & bait phase. The actual delivery though... not so much when it's been feature-cut to death.
I feel sorry for anyone who is seriously expecting Obshittian to really deliver on the whole seafaring thing. Watch this get cancelled with no word about it until a week from release and then a half-assed 'sorry blahblahblah it ain't our fault, it's just that your expectations suck blabluhblehblahbluh'.

jacobvandy wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 21:11:
Seriously though, it's quite the reach to call tripling a fundraising goal an epic fail. Plus there's still two days left, we've seen time and again that huge amounts of pledges happen in the final hours. The lower number of backers is practically irrelevant, too, considering the number of sales PoE did after release is in excess of 10x the number of pledges that made it happen. They officially announced 700k total sales a year ago and Steam Spy estimates about 900k by now, which doesn't include DRM-free copies from GOG, etc.

It may not include DRM-free copies but what it does include is free additional copies people got from their pledge level. It's only game owners, not sales.

And you can twist and turn it any way you like but not surpassing the first campaign is a massive failure. The whole point of KS is to build a solid customer base and deliver a game that exceeds expectations so that more people are willing to pledge for round two. They epic failed on that one.

Only about 30% of backers returned in spite of the fact that you can now invest on Fig. The low number of backers and the relatively high amount of money collected actually shows that the game has attracted quite a few investors and even considerably less backers than those 30%.

So, yeah, this may be an ideal point in time for Obshittian to consider no longer delivering mediocre garbage.

There goes your theory that people are giving them the finger. They don't even NEED this money and people are still giving them millions just to make the game better than it otherwise would be.

Nah. Many people who pledged for the first one are obviously giving them the finger. The KS mail for the second one went out to all backers of the first one. There is no excuse why KS backers should not have come to Fig if they were really happy with PoE and wanted to support another "great" product (lol).
Of course, there is still a number of hardcore fanbois who would pledge even if the pitch was a turd in a box from Feggit Quirkyhead but many people seem to finally become aware of the fact that Obshittian is a company which is simply not capable of producing decent games.

It is a complete mystery to me how these guys have managed to stay in business for so long just based on the involvement of a few of their team members with Black Isle. Ridiculous. They put out mediocrity after mediocrity and the fanbois keep begging for more in the vain hope that the next one might really be like BG again or at least have a half-decent narrative. Of course, neither ever happens. It's all garbage.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Pillars of Eternity 2 Fig Campaign Raises More Than $3 million. Feb 22, 2017, 13:43 CJ_Parker
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 12:56:
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 22, 2017, 11:18:
*snip* vitriol

You seem quite upset, hopefully you find something relaxing to occupy your time.


Yes. pr0n.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
1. Re: Pillars of Eternity 2 Fig Campaign Raises More Than $3 million. Feb 22, 2017, 11:18 CJ_Parker
 
Well, unless there is a last minute miracle this is a well-deserved epic fail for Obshittian. This is what happens (and totally should happen so well-deserved indeed) when you massively underdeliver the first time around.
It's good to see that many people are giving them the finger of love for their failures of the past.
Only 25K backers vs. 74K backers is a nice exclamation mark and just over $3 million in spite of investors vs. $4 million sans investors makes it a very nice, fat, bold exclamation mark, too.
Looks like many people shared the sentiment that it is not worth investing in buggy, delayed, feature-cut, subpar Obshittian products of phail that need two years in the oven before the v1.0 finally releases as a GOTY.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Microsoft Confirms Second Windows 10 Update Coming This Year Feb 21, 2017, 09:15 CJ_Parker
 
Yay. Can't wait to uninstall their shitty apps like the Shitbox app or the store TWICE this year.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti Confirmed?
23. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080ti Confirmed? Feb 20, 2017, 08:44 CJ_Parker
 
Xactly. Those times have long sailed where shit gets cheaper when new shit comes out. Nowadays old shit simply goes EOL outta stock and is replaced by some new (often times more expensive) shit.
But the veracity of the rumor sounds questionable to begin with. nVidia won't do shit until Vega comes out. Until Vega they got their comfy lead with nice margins on the parts they are selling. There is zero need to introduce a 2070 for anything.

I don't think they'll have much to counter Vega at first. There's been some rumors about an intermediate 12nm FinFET process at TSMC but who knows when that will be ready for mass production.
Maybe we'll see a reversal for the next six to twelve months where AMD will take the lead at the high end with no counter from nVidia.

Until then the only big question is how much juice is left in the current Pascals. We know that they put a hard lock on voltage so higher clocked Pascals with unlocked voltage and better cooling might be an option for a possible 2000 or 1100 series.
 
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News Comments > MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games
41. Re: MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games Feb 19, 2017, 12:03 CJ_Parker
 
NetHead wrote on Feb 19, 2017, 08:30:
I can't but help wondering why. What is in it for them to screw it up so badly. Is it incompetence, is it an agenda, or what.

The reason is that the big publishers are making only between 10% and 20% max of revenue on the PC. MS doesn't give a shit. The more they sabotage PC gaming, the more Shitboxes they sell and the more console fees they can collect. Destroying PC gaming for them = win-win.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer
36. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer Feb 19, 2017, 06:42 CJ_Parker
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 19:26:
Quinn wrote on Feb 18, 2017, 16:14:
Are these "sales bin" comments never gonna stop? I swear, I'm getting the impression not a single game is worth more than 10 bucks for these people.

Well, they are to me, but not when they are DLC infested. Thats when I wait until they are complete, which is also mostly when they drop in price.

I hereby conclude that the beaver's strongest muscle is his brain.
 
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News Comments > MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games
19. Re: MS Promises Windows Exclusive Games Feb 18, 2017, 18:57 CJ_Parker
 
Let me guess... they're bringing back Solitaire and Minesweeper?

And yeah fuck Phil Spencer, his lies and his PC gaming "commitment". Biggest dickhead in game publishing ever.
 
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