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Signed On Feb 11, 2006, 23:49
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Intelligent people tend to be messy, stay awake longer, and swear more. Aug 13, 2016, 12:05 CJ_Parker
 
See, I always told you fuckers I'm a fucking genius you twats!!11  
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Released
11. removed Aug 12, 2016, 20:21 CJ_Parker
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break Win10 Support Wanes?
31. Re: Quantum Break Win10 Support Wanes? Aug 11, 2016, 15:32 CJ_Parker
 
Rigs wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 15:00:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 14:31:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 14:20:
Wesp5 wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 13:01:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 10:43:
How many games come to steam and don't get support and/or patched?

I don't know, but I do know that Steam sells VTM:Bloodlines in a version that will not run on modern PCs without a lot of tweaking and never cared about including my patch which fixes this and more. When GOG released the game, they contacted me and their version will run as promised...

One 10+ year old game that the developer has not bothered to patch for the steam release (Troika games closed their doors on February 24, 2005). You fixed it, GOG has the fix, shame on Steam.

But with over 6000 games on Steam you can see my point.

There are actually quite a lot of games on Steam that plain do not work (without further fan/community patches) on modern systems/OSs. If the publisher does not provide a fix then nothing happens. Valve can not (and will not) fix 3rd party games.
In that regard it is actually nice to have the new review system because you can identify such games by the recent negative reviews.

But we get it. You are a Steam elitist fanboy. Good for you. Now keep dreaming of your flawless Steam-only fairytale rainbow pink pony lollipop sunshine world .

I can't possibly believe that a company would release a game on their 'platform' (meaning STEAM, GoG, etc) and it not work because of age. GoG seems to do pretty well with it, though they do put a lot of reliance on DOSBOX, which I've always thought was kinda of 'cheap' of them. I hope they're supporting the DOSBOX devs in some way, they have more than half their library to thank for it. If it's an individuals issue with their system, or a few people, then I can see it, but I can't see them putting a game out that flat out will not run 'out of the box'. It might need to be tweaked (or DOSBOX settings might need to be changed, and that should be said or dictated to the consumer in some way) but I seriously doubt it would be broke at release for everyone...

Just my two cents, not that anyone specifically asked for it...

EDIT: CJ, please point out at least two or three titles on STEAM that do not work 'out of the box' for anyone, otherwise I consider what you say to be hyperbole at best...

=-Rigs-=

The difference between CDP and Steam is that CDP has own dev support and they will actually touch 3rd party games by including DOSBOX or rewrite DLLs to make a game compatible. It's their USP.
Steam does absolutely nothing of the sort. Steam is just a portal for a publisher/dev to post their game but Steam doesn't give half a fuck whether it actually runs or not (unless it is an actual storefront issue like with their encryption, of course).

A quick example for a game that does not work at all would be Alice Madness Returns because of EA's broken DRM on the game. You have to actually download a crack to get it to work.
Another one: The original Gothic. It only works for most people in conjunction with community fixes like the system pack or following guides link this one here (why do we think such a guide exists in the first place... because the game works flawless because Gabe is personally taking care of every single Steam release?).
Or Star Wars KotOR (the first one) also seems to be virtually unplayable on modern systems without following guides as well as Robin Hood.

Heck, look at just about any older game and you will find community guides on not just how to prettify the game but how to actually make it work without crashing or serious glitches.
Or if you look through the (early access etc.) shovelware I'm sure you can find plenty of games that are borderline fraud because they aren't even working.

But I know... arguing with Steam fanboys is almost as bad as arguing with Star Citizen cultists. It's kind of tiring when people are completely in denial of the reality surrounding them.
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break Win10 Support Wanes?
24. Re: Quantum Break Win10 Support Wanes? Aug 11, 2016, 14:31 CJ_Parker
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 14:20:
Wesp5 wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 13:01:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 10:43:
How many games come to steam and don't get support and/or patched?

I don't know, but I do know that Steam sells VTM:Bloodlines in a version that will not run on modern PCs without a lot of tweaking and never cared about including my patch which fixes this and more. When GOG released the game, they contacted me and their version will run as promised...

One 10+ year old game that the developer has not bothered to patch for the steam release (Troika games closed their doors on February 24, 2005). You fixed it, GOG has the fix, shame on Steam.

But with over 6000 games on Steam you can see my point.

There are actually quite a lot of games on Steam that plain do not work (without further fan/community patches) on modern systems/OSs. If the publisher does not provide a fix then nothing happens. Valve can not (and will not) fix 3rd party games.
In that regard it is actually nice to have the new review system because you can identify such games by the recent negative reviews.

But we get it. You are a Steam elitist fanboy. Good for you. Now keep dreaming of your flawless Steam-only fairytale rainbow pink pony lollipop sunshine world .
 
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News Comments > Another Mafia III Trailer
1. Re: Another Mafia III Trailer Aug 11, 2016, 13:33 CJ_Parker
 
If they wouldn't have that retarded season pass then this would be the first game in a long time I might actually buy on release. But thanks to the lame ass season pass... cya@€9.99 sale *sigh*...  
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News Comments > Master of Orion This Month
4. Re: Master of Orion This Month Aug 11, 2016, 13:10 CJ_Parker
 
There might have been announcement teaser trailers lamer than this but for a release teaser trailer (why do you need to tease the release? retarded much?), well, gratz to these guys for hitting a new all-time low.

/pass
/next
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break Win10 Support Wanes?
18. Re: Quantum Break Win10 Support Wanes? Aug 11, 2016, 13:03 CJ_Parker
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 10:43:
nin wrote on Aug 11, 2016, 10:07:
I think it's pretty relevant - how do we know the steam version is going to get any support/patches? Are you saying the steam version with get zero support whatsoever?

How many games come to steam and don't get support and/or patched? Compared with other distribution methods of the same game.
I bet the number is small because if it was not Steam would not be as popular as it is today. I have never had a steam specific game patch/spport issue, but I might just be lucky.

The distribution platform has absolutely *nothing at all* to do with any of that. What are you thinking? That Valve/Steam codes patches for games? Seriously?
It is all 100% up to the publisher/developer and of course there are numerous games on Steam that get anywhere from zero to few to many or even fucktons of patches depending on how the dev or publisher is inclined.

As for the Quantum Break issue at hand here, the way I understood it is what they really mean is that they are no longer planning to patch the UWP version of the game. They will probably keep supporting the regular *.exe version though as soon as it is released on Steam (and retail and wherever else they are releasing it).
 
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News Comments > PC DOOM Sells 1M
30. Re: PC DOOM Sells 1M Aug 10, 2016, 21:08 CJ_Parker
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 10, 2016, 20:41:
... the top ARPG...

Top ARPG would probably be Skyrim unless there is some weird Korean ARPG to dwarf them all that I'm not aware of.

What you meant is the "top clickfest for mentally challenged primates" category.
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break for Windows 7 Next Month
5. Re: Quantum Break for Windows 7 Next Month Aug 10, 2016, 20:11 CJ_Parker
 
NetHead wrote on Aug 10, 2016, 20:01:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 10, 2016, 19:08:
LOOOOOOOOOOOL@FlipFlopSoft

This game must have failed so hard on the Windows store for them to make this desperate move. Hahaha... a most gleeful experience I must say. I might even pick up the Steam version when it goes on sale for sub $5 one day. There's no way I'm paying any more than pennies for a game that has an abysmal 62 MC score and that is published by FlipFlopSoft to add insult to injury.

While part of me would like to laugh at the thought of the exclusivity Windows 10/UWP being a failure for sales etc. It's more likely it was just a timed exclusive.

A timed exclusive when the platform/store holder and the publisher is the same party? You mean Nadella strolled over to Phil Spencer's office and asked him politely if he can have the game exclusively on the store to promote Win 10? I would not put insane schizo stuff like that beyond FlipFlopSoft but that would be a little weird even for them...
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break for Windows 7 Next Month
3. Re: Quantum Break for Windows 7 Next Month Aug 10, 2016, 19:08 CJ_Parker
 
LOOOOOOOOOOOL@FlipFlopSoft

This game must have failed so hard on the Windows store for them to make this desperate move. Hahaha... a most gleeful experience I must say. I might even pick up the Steam version when it goes on sale for sub $5 one day. There's no way I'm paying any more than pennies for a game that has an abysmal 62 MC score and that is published by FlipFlopSoft to add insult to injury.
 
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News Comments > PC DOOM Sells 1M
12. Re: PC DOOM Sells 1M Aug 10, 2016, 12:43 CJ_Parker
 
Flak wrote on Aug 10, 2016, 12:07:
As good as this game is (I've put a lot of time in it and largely enjoyed it), it's again nothing more than a console port.

Exactly. It's also a simplistic braindead shoot'em up that is worth maybe $5 max on a very bright day with sunshine and lollipops.
Gamers have come to expect a little more (like a story and shit) from their shooters than simple run & gun crap.

That kind of simplicity may be fun for an hour or so and then it gets boring and stale very quickly. Boom. Uhuhhuh. Boom. Boom. Uhuhuhuhuhuh. Beavis and Butthead gameplay. Yawn.

So I'm not surprised and actually very happy and glad to see it tanks at sales. There may be some brain left in the gamer community out there (a belief I will only hold until I see the next Steam top 10 charts probably *sigh*).
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.5 Nears
34. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.5 Nears Aug 8, 2016, 20:16 CJ_Parker
 
Tachikoma wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 15:12:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 13:56:
I'm sure they will have promos again where you can buy S42 and the PU together for the price of one or a pretty significant discount. It's CIG. They are very creative when it comes to fleecing people and making them feel like they got a good deal even when they got ripped off.

The zillion packages/pledges/subscriptions shenanigans is awful, no doubt. Also 54$ is way too much for the starter one, at this point in time.

Well, that's what happens when they promise (early) backers a discount. It might be just about the only promise they have mostly kept so far Wink . It also gives them the opportunity to have "awesome and exciting" sales ("last chance... maybe even for real this time!!!11") in the future for CitizenCon or other events like the launch of S42 if/when that ever happens.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.5 Nears
33. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.5 Nears Aug 8, 2016, 20:12 CJ_Parker
 
Bundy wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 14:13:
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 13:56:
Bundy wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 13:13:
Though gamescon is in a week, it'll probably have a free wknd during.

While GamesCON is a very fitting name for the event when it comes to Star Citizen as CIG is bound to CON tons of mouthbreathers into pledging via some flashy trailers, the event is in reality called Gamescom .

As for game packages, they separated Squadron 42 and Star Citizen (PU) earlier this year and turned them into two separate products. There is no $20 game here and with the exception of one particular promo there never has been either. It always started around the $40 mark. Nowadays it's 2x $50+ if you want it all (S42 *and* the PU).

So, if you want Squadron 42 then the minimum you need to buy is the Squadron 42 Starter Package. This will also grant you access to Arena Commander so you can start playing that buggy mess immediately.
If you want to play in the persistent universe then you need to buy either the Mustang Starter Package or the Aurora Starter Package.

I'm sure they will have promos again where you can buy S42 and the PU together for the price of one or a pretty significant discount. It's CIG. They are very creative when it comes to fleecing people and making them feel like they got a good deal even when they got ripped off.

I think you can get the starter package and SQ42 for $60:

https://robertsspaceindustries.com/pledge/Packages/Mustang-Alpha-Star-Citizen-Squadron-42-Combo

So not really buy it twice.

Thanks for finding my typo, fixed.

Is it showing up as $60 for you? For me it is showing as $71.40 because of EU taxes. But you're right that it isn't quite twice... I stand corrected .
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.5 Nears
30. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.5 Nears Aug 8, 2016, 13:56 CJ_Parker
 
Bundy wrote on Aug 8, 2016, 13:13:
Though gamescon is in a week, it'll probably have a free wknd during.

While GamesCON is a very fitting name for the event when it comes to Star Citizen as CIG is bound to CON tons of mouthbreathers into pledging via some flashy trailers, the event is in reality called Gamescom .

As for game packages, they separated Squadron 42 and Star Citizen (PU) earlier this year and turned them into two separate products. There is no $20 game here and with the exception of one particular promo there never has been either. It always started around the $40 mark. Nowadays it's 2x $50+ if you want it all (S42 *and* the PU).

So, if you want Squadron 42 then the minimum you need to buy is the Squadron 42 Starter Package. This will also grant you access to Arena Commander so you can start playing that buggy mess immediately.
If you want to play in the persistent universe then you need to buy either the Mustang Starter Package or the Aurora Starter Package.

I'm sure they will have promos again where you can buy S42 and the PU together for the price of one or a pretty significant discount. It's CIG. They are very creative when it comes to fleecing people and making them feel like they got a good deal even when they got ripped off.
 
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News Comments > Xbox One Controller Windows Issues
15. removed Aug 7, 2016, 15:20 CJ_Parker
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Alpha 2.5 Nears
12. Re: Star Citizen Alpha 2.5 Nears Aug 7, 2016, 15:10 CJ_Parker
 
Chris Roberts interview, October 19th 2012 AD

You have stated that you expect to have an Alpha up and going in about 12 months, with a beta roughly 10 months after that and then launch. For a game of this size and scope, do you think you can really be done in the next two years?


Really it is all about constant iteration from launch. The whole idea is to be constantly updating. It isn’t like the old days where you had to have everything and the kitchen sink in at launch because you weren’t going to come back to it for awhile. We’re already one year in - another two years puts us at 3 total which is ideal. Any more and things would begin to get stale.

^

The staleness is strong with this one...
 
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News Comments > PC No Man's Sky Three Day Delay; Server Wipe Plans
17. Re: PC No Man's Sky Three Day Delay; Server Wipe Plans Aug 6, 2016, 18:03 CJ_Parker
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 17:51:
Also, ouch, server wipe, that 1 guy spent $1300 on the game to play early.

That smells like a Star Shitizen backer from a hundred miles away...
 
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News Comments > Dishonored 2 Details
13. Re: Dishonored 2 Details Aug 6, 2016, 06:14 CJ_Parker
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 00:15:
100% ghosting. I guess I'm in the minority of people who enjoy that playstyle, though.

I'd say it depends on the game. A 100% ghosting playstyle can be extremely time consuming and at the same time extremely frustrating if the game is buggy and does not correctly track your achievements which is unfortunately more common than most people have patience for.

The same goes for non-lethal playthroughs. It's often times too buggy to bother with. For example, I remember using tranquilizer darts from a rooftop in Deus EX HR and the game somehow counted those as a kill because it apparently added the "falling damage" of the darts to the overall damage or something weird like that (shooting darts on ground level worked correctly).

It gets even more annoying if the game has no easy way to track whether you are still at 100%. There is nothing quite as "fun" as spending 2 - 3 hours on a level ghosting/non-lethal'ing only to find out at the end that "Times spotted: 1" or "Kills: 1" for some dumb inexplicable reason. Or even worse... if that statistic only shows up at the end of the whole game.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 1 CE With No Game
1. Re: Battlefield 1 CE With No Game Aug 5, 2016, 18:38 CJ_Parker
 
lolwut?!?!  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 5, 2016, 16:51 CJ_Parker
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 5, 2016, 16:25:
I guess it's going to be can you see their goal and are ok enough with it or have they crossed the line in the sand and no more of any of this!? I'm sort of the prior, I can see why they are doing this. I think more of the power user computer people will find more issue to these stronger armed tactics. But there are millions that need a tighter controlled system for their systems to stay functioning.

Personally I haven't hit the point that their issues can't be overcome with a little more work on my end after an update. But again, I get your point certainly. Yes this could all go tragically wrong, but I don't want to cry wolf too early either.

It's actually very simple for me at this point: I want to play DirectX games and the future of DirectX games is on Windows 10 unfortunately so you got to take the good with the bad and the bad with the good.

If there were a serious alternative (no, I do not think that Wine is a serious enough alternative in terms of compatibility and performance) or if DirectX 12 would be available for Windows 7 including mainstream support on Windows 7 beyond 2020 then I would have stuck with Win 7 forever after or moved on to another OS that supports DirectX gaming.

In absence of any of that, well... Windows 10 it is... but I'm less than impressed with Microsoft's NWO so far. I find it especially annoying (coming from the Win 7 Ultimate version) that they do not respect Windows 10 Pro as a more customizable environment and have actually taken away customization options with the AU.

Microsoft once again totally fails at respecting their users. Why not give people a choice between "dummy" mode and "expert" mode? Pro should be "expert" by default. Home shouldn't be "dummy" all the way either but at least configurable to some extent if MS would properly respect their users.

But no... instead they feel like they have to go chasing Apple's walled garden approach about a decade too late. That bunch of primates!
 
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