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News Comments > One Hour Star Citizen Video
20. Re: One Hour Star Citizen Video Nov 24, 2017, 19:43 CJ_Parker
I don't think that SC will really be that bad IF they ever release the game. This doesn't look overly spectacular. SWBF 2 is a shitty game but in terms of visuals I would say that it's easily a tie between SWBF 2 and SC.
SC will take several more years to release. It will release after the next gen of consoles will have come out (2019/2020) and then, at the latest, it's going to start to look dated.

The 90s was a totally different time. There were years where you would have had to buy a new system twice per year (not just a new GPU but all of it) to keep up with the latest releases.
If SC were a 90s game and it would have taken this long to develop... wow, it would look like complete garbage compared to other games by now.

It's definitely true that Origin games were always among the worst offenders back then. The Wing Commanders, Strike Commander, Privateer... ouch. My 486 DX2-40 couldn't do WC3, my friend's DX2-66 barely managed but ideally you needed a brand new Pentium 60Mhz (like a $3,000+ PC since high end shit was expensive as fuck back then).

If SC ends up running like crap on modern systems it will be less an issue of FIDELITEH and more an issue of incompetent systems design coupled with extreme network lag because Roberts thought he could somehow defy the laws of physics (= latency of bits and bytes that run through a cable or, worse, fly through the air from point A to point B and back).
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News Comments > One Hour Star Citizen Video
14. Re: One Hour Star Citizen Video Nov 24, 2017, 17:00 CJ_Parker
Creston wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 14:50:
Also, not gonna lie, the flying into the planet and watching everything slowly get into detail is very, very impressive. But once he's skimming over the surface, there is a truly awful amount of pop-in. Like, Rage on a slow 5200rpm hard drive level of shitty pop-in. Ugh.

He had to fly very close to the surface before it began to look decent. It looked total crap from further out and even when he was pretty close already it was like WoW graphics at best.

It only started looking like a modern game (about on par with Frostshite) at a very low altitude but, yeah, the performance imploded.

Now imagine what will happen once all the actual gameplay systems will be added on top of this and if you try to do it with a small fleet of friends and each one of you with a multicrewed ship. Imagine on top of this how you would get into combat and things like the super-detailed damage system would need to be calculated etc.

How likely do we think that this above scenario will run on a computer in the next ten, twenty years? Right. Forget about it.
As always this video is just fluff and flashy garbage to extort some xmas monies from the mouthbreathers who still believe they will be able to do anything like this with the promised level of MMO and all promised features enabled (I am not doubting that this will work in single player once it is optimized a little more but single player was never the question).

P.S.: Check out a very similar looking planetary approach in the two year old Elite Dangerous Horizons. It's not even that far behind graphically and will be getting a visual facelift (i.e. the planets) early next year.

This comment was edited on Nov 24, 2017, 17:12.
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2017, 19:40 CJ_Parker
I have read on some news sites that Disney were actually the ones who convinced EA to push loot boxes for gameplay instead of just cosmetics. Unfortunately none of those articles had an actual direct source but just referred to "insiders" so it might be an unsubstantiated claim.

I would not rule it out though since EA's standard MO is still season/premium passes (see Battlefield 1). Disney being behind a loot box or microtransaction driven system sounds plausible.
In any case, I am absolutely convinced that Disney was at least as happy as EA to try to push this crap on gamers.
The only reason it was removed at Disney's request was that they did not want any negative press to go along with Episode VIII.
Watch loot boxes make a glorious return a month or two after Episode VIII's launch.
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News Comments > Sunday Patches
1. Re: Sunday Patches Nov 19, 2017, 19:20 CJ_Parker
Modder ‘Sir Reaperrz Custard McButtfuck Esq’ has released a brand new version of his incredible mod for The Witcher 3.

Ummm.... uuuhhh... OK
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News Comments > Golden Joystick Winners
9. Re: Golden Joystick Winners Nov 19, 2017, 19:14 CJ_Parker
They should rename this Golden Gamepad Awards or simply the Peasantry Prize.  
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News Comments > Titan Quest Ragnarök Released
7. Re: Titan Quest Ragnarök Released Nov 17, 2017, 19:14 CJ_Parker
Creston wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 18:38:
Shitty CGI garbage trailer, no gameplay, no announcement of this before release. Ten year old game that was left in a broken-as-fuck state after its first expansion (with the rubberbanding bullshit.)

Sounds like a winner!

^ all of this and ROFLMFAO @ the price they are asking for this decade late DLC LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
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News Comments > SpellForce 3 Free Weekend
2. Re: SpellForce 3 Free Weekend Nov 17, 2017, 19:12 CJ_Parker
They must feel pretty confident if they're going with a free weekend a couple weeks before the retail release... right?

Maybe, maybe not. Perhaps they have polished this one single player demo mission to perfection while the rest is complete garbage and are hoping that people will fall for the free demo trick Wink .

You can not be careful enough these days. I will wait for a GOTY and sales. RPG/RTS hybrid is not my favorite genre anyway.
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled
12. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled Nov 17, 2017, 00:46 CJ_Parker
Slick wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 00:37:
I bought some boxes

lol u tard
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled
2. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled Nov 16, 2017, 22:30 CJ_Parker
Thank you to everyone in our community for being the passionate fans that you are.

Translation: Fuck you, too, assholes!

Our goal has always been to create the best possible game for all of you

Translation: Our goal has always been to milk the living fuck out of all of you.

... devoted Star Wars fans and game players alike


We’ve also had an ongoing commitment to constantly listen, tune and evolve the experience as it grows. You’ve seen this with both the major adjustments, and polish, we have made over the past several weeks.

Translation: We were hoping to get away with ripping you off to the max but we always had backup plans in our drawers to dial the milking down a tad little in case you idiots would complain too vocally.

But as we approach the worldwide launch, it's clear that many of you feel there are still challenges in the design. We’ve heard the concerns about potentially giving players unfair advantages. And we’ve heard that this is overshadowing an otherwise great game. This was never our intention. Sorry we didn’t get this right.

Translation: The preorder numbers sucked so hard that you assholes forced our hand in this. We're only sorry about our bottom line.

We hear you loud and clear, so we’re turning off all in-game purchases. We will now spend more time listening, adjusting, balancing and tuning. This means that the option to purchase crystals in the game is now offline, and all progression will be earned through gameplay. The ability to purchase crystals in-game will become available at a later date, only after we’ve made changes to the game. We’ll share more details as we work through this.

Translation: Yes, the preorders were really that fucking terribad that we are now pulling all the stops.

We have created a game that is built on your input, and it will continue to evolve and grow. Star Wars Battlefront II is three times the size of the previous game, bringing to life a brand new Star Wars story, space battles, epic new multiplayer experiences across all three Star Wars eras, with more free content to come. We want you to enjoy it, so please keep your thoughts coming. And we will keep you updated on our progress.

Translation: Dial down your expectations for any free content now that we can not have our cash shop. The next SWBF will be shrunk to be the same size as part one. If we can not have our precious cash shop in spite of all the hard work then you guys will have to deal with less game *pout*.

P.S.: Good move but I still ain't buying this shit until it sells for less than $10 (five hour campaign is not worth more to me, sorry).
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of War Free Content Detailed
2. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War Free Content Detailed Nov 16, 2017, 15:11 CJ_Parker
Where is the free loot box removal content? They can shove this fucker until the GOTY sells for $4.99. Max.  
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News Comments > Ghost Recon Wildlands Interference Released; More Free Content Planned
9. Re: Ghost Recon Wildlands Interference Released; More Free Content Planned Nov 16, 2017, 15:09 CJ_Parker
MrGrosser wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 14:13:
I only can say that I've done the beta for PvP.. and it was something this game never really needed and it's not something the game does well.
It's very much like For Honor PvP, and you can see how many people are playing that. October's average was just under 1200 people.

Thou shalt not question Ubi's decision to test the loot box waters.

Seriously tho... couldn't give less of a fuck about PvP either. I'm soloing and PvEing this bitch all the way and it is quite fun but also quite frustrating sometimes due to controls issues or actually too good AI (dudes with submachine guns hitting ya right in the nut sack from 300 yards away in the middle of the night while you are in cover with nary any nut sack even sticking out in the first place). On the other hand: Better AI is better than shitty AI so...
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
3. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Nov 15, 2017, 20:37 CJ_Parker
Slick wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 19:36:
Anyone notice any difference in Battlefront? It was already running pretty well, wondering if I can start cranking up the resolution to supersampling levels now.

I think (hope) no one else here but you was retarded enough to support that POS game with a purchase.

However, I checked the GeForce forums for issues with this driver and several folks reported decreased performance in SWBF2.

It also seems to have a general green screen flickering issue regardless of what game is played.

I'm going to stay on 387.92 until they fix the 388.xx branch issues.
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
11. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 15, 2017, 18:54 CJ_Parker
Creston wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 10:15:
I really wish CDPR would stop making these grandiose claims. Witcher 3 was already fucking amazing. There are plenty of people who consider it the best RPG of all time, if not the best game of all time outright. They're putting such absurd pressure on themselves to outdo themselves, and if you saw that six part documentary about the Witcher 3 (very much recommended), you can see what a strain it was for them to do the Witcher 3 in the first place.

They're going to kill themselves for no good reason. People will be just fine if you make something AS good as the Witcher 3 in a Cyberpunk setting. Shit, most people will shit their pants for something that good.

CD Projekt RED is aiming for better sales this time around and hopes Cyberpunk 2077 will be a bigger beast when it comes to commercial success. "The Witcher is an unquestionably very good game--a great success in commercial terms. We are very happy but it's still far from the world records. Individual games can sell much much better. With this in mind, creating the phenomenal Cyberpunk we hope to do even better with this title than we already did with The Witcher 3," he said.

I mean, Jesus Christ, fellas... The world records? What, you're expecting this to sell 80 million copies a la GTA5? Or 100 million+??

Stop setting yourselves up for failure.

^ + a couple billion and another trillion on top

Their chest-pounding actually has the adverse effect on me as it is making me more skeptical about the game.

I am actually quite wary of a bigger game than TW3 which was already huge. A major difference here is that, at least to my understanding, Cyberpunk is this sprawling cityscape right? Like Deus Ex in REALLY FUCKING BIG?

If so then count me out. I love a huge open fantasy world with nice landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains and some "nothing" in between but a gigantic city that will feel like a freaking maze once you have taken your first steps is not my cup of tea.
I already hate big cities in fantasy RPGs. If the whole Cyberpunk game is one big super-ginormous city then fuck off (unless it's done like in the Batman games and you can get around by flying and grappling).

Anyway, their constant striving for new superlatives in terms of size and scope is starting to get on my nerves. Be careful, CDP. There is a breaking point, both with regard to the size and scope of a game as well as the boasting PR efforts.
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
17. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 15, 2017, 18:33 CJ_Parker
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 15, 2017, 10:03:
I am upgrading in February (maybe, depending on if any information about Ryzen 2 is forthcoming) solely because I want more cores at a non-Intel-anally-rapes-you price.

Ryzen 2 is coming in the first quarter of 2019 at the earliest. What you mean is Ryzen+.
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News Comments > Play Rainbow Six Siege for Free This Weekend
3. Re: Play Rainbow Six Siege for Free This Weekend Nov 15, 2017, 18:24 CJ_Parker
Biggest pile of garbage in the formerly glorious (Rogue Spear FTW!) Rainbow Six franchise.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 14, 2017, 22:43 CJ_Parker
Most likely yes.  
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus DLC Roadmap
8. Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus DLC Roadmap Nov 14, 2017, 22:40 CJ_Parker
ForgedReality wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 11:09:
So sometime mid next year we can hope for the complete game finally, and at a price more reasonable, eh? I really wish publishers would stop forcing devs to do this shit. They're butchering what could be masterpieces by piecemealing them out in order to gain more profits. Fucking retarded. I'm about to stop buying all games altogether while they're new. Except for CDPR games, probably. They're about all that's left.

^ 999% agree with the exception that I stopped buying new games several years ago already. It's as simple as GOTY or GTFO. They can piss off with their piecemeal garbage deliveries. Fuck that shit.

I'm forced to pirate Wolfenstein II for the uncensored version and will wait to do so until post-March. You can't even steal a game on release anymore. Pathetic!
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2017, 22:32 CJ_Parker
NoScript web extension version should have been out today but there were last minute issues. The dev said it will come out at the end of this week now. Until then uBlock Origin is going to have to do but I'll grab NoScript instantly when the 57.x version goes live later this week.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 14, 2017, 22:16 CJ_Parker
Quboid wrote on Nov 14, 2017, 21:05:
silicon costs continue to soar

Is that why RAM is so damn expensive? Every time I check it seems to have gone up in price again.

No, dude. RAM prices are going up because of the high demand for NAND flash memory (phones, tablets and shit). This affects RAM prices because the memory makers have downscaled DRAM production in favor of NAND production while demand for DRAM has risen especially in the professional sector (datacenters and all that crap).

As far as RAM is concerned, this is a healthy recovery though. It was nice for consumers, of course, to be able to buy RAM at prices below cost but some of the memory makers suffered big time from the slump. The prices have returned to (a little above maybe) normal now where the DRAM makers can actually make a healthy profit again.
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Eased
5. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Eased Nov 13, 2017, 20:15 CJ_Parker
Fuck them. This piece of shit still has microtransactions and loot boxes so no one with more brain than an amoeba should even think about supporting this shitfest.  
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