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News Comments > Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units
16. No subject May 19, 2015, 04:40 Mashiki Amiketo
 
InBlack wrote on May 19, 2015, 03:32:
Thanks, Mashiki....Now people, give us some impressions. Most of all I am interested in the gameplay/combat. From the previews and videos I managed to deduce that the game is gorgeous, that the world is pretty large and that the quests and storyline are aweseome sauce. How is the rest of the game? Is the combat repetitive? Gimmicky? Is the freeform openworld part of the game a myth? Does it play more like an action adventure than an RPG? I need info

Enjoyable, combat is slight different from W2. Enemies are more agile, some stronger and so on. I haven't even left the first area that you start in and have ~9 hours of gameplay in, haven't even discovered everything yet. Just finishing up the quest 'treasure hunt' where you find some lost witcher schematics. I'd say it's still very RPGish, but does have some more actiony elements to it.

So for those that found the W2 lacking, they should enjoy W3.

Oh as for 'is it pretty' yeah it's damned pretty not even using sweetfx yet, fog is done very well, lighting done well. You can see at times where it was downgraded. Also just had my first hardlock while playing, in the inventory screen. Apparently there's quite a few people with the same problem. But I consider that pretty good since it's my first problem in 9 hours.

edit: Ran into something absolutly hilarious, wish I'd been recording it. Anyway, going along hacking up some deserters slice one pretty much in half. And I get a chance to talk to him, what does he say "You're fucked..."

Also if you're playing on the higher difficulties, grab "sun and stars" under the general section it'll make things a bit easier right at the start.

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News Comments > Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units
14. No subject May 19, 2015, 03:24 Mashiki Amiketo
 
InBlack wrote on May 19, 2015, 02:43:
I fucking hope not...So...Im assuming most of you guys got the Witcher through an online store or such, how big is the download and the game when installed (asking if it will fit on my SSD)?
Call it 25GB(24.7GB) on my SSD.
 
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News Comments > Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units
11. No subject May 19, 2015, 01:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Frijoles wrote on May 18, 2015, 23:32:
There's a setup file in Documents\Witcher 3\ that you can change to "fix" it. But it's a bit messy. And by a bit, I mean very messy. Still, it worked. Took me about 10 minutes and complains constantly about the keybindings being changed. Loving the story though, although I think it just crashed.

Yeah I saw that, been screwing around with it a bit. Could be worse, I mean it could be an encrypted file.

edit: have to toss in that the composer did a hell of a job on W3's soundtrack. Damned amazing.

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News Comments > Take-Two Results: GTA5 Sells 52M Units
7. No subject May 18, 2015, 23:11 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Frijoles wrote on May 18, 2015, 23:03:

(Witcher 3) They fucked up key bindings badly. Can't remap a bunch of keys, and movement keys aren't even listed. If you're not WASD, you don't exist.

But GTA5 is awesome.

Yeah keybindings are the only thing so far that pisses me off. Bet it'll get fixed in the next patch though.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
24. No subject May 18, 2015, 19:31 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on May 18, 2015, 08:11:

Anyway, yeah, "keep looking" is a pretty bad response from someone that said that the PC was eclipsing all the consoles for Ubi, when it was actually a third what PS4 sales were, and had actually had a significant YoY decline. I mean, these numbers take two seconds to find, may as well find them before citing something incorrectly.

useful tip: A Q1 on unfinished release period is not indicative of final YQ for total products sold.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
20. No subject May 18, 2015, 07:47 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Beamer wrote on May 18, 2015, 07:04:
Per their Q1 report, PC was 14% of sales. PS4 was 36%, PS3 was 17%, Xbone was 17%, 360 was 14%. PC sales were actually half what they were, proportionately, the year prior.

Keep looking, you'll get there eventually.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
18. No subject May 18, 2015, 04:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Jerykk wrote on May 18, 2015, 04:18:
Hate to break it to you but big budget PC exclusives are only going to become less and less common. About 95% of AAA games are multiplatform these days. If you boycott every game that doesn't require a Titan X to run well, you aren't going to be playing many games.

Only need to give it a few years since PC's are at or very near at eclipsing all three consoles in terms of raw sales. Even Ubisoft who said "all PC gamers are pirates" found that when they didn't piss on PC gamers they had unprecedented sales being equal to the PS4 and PS3 combined. Xbone had something around 11% of total sales.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. No subject May 17, 2015, 23:22 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jacobvandy wrote on May 17, 2015, 20:48:

Must have been some kind of error, they announced the global unlock times a couple weeks ago and it's always been 4PM pacific, 7PM eastern. They chose to base it on midnight British Time for some reason.

Also, I'm expecting gamepad to rule this one.

Musta been, I'm up for 7 though. I saw someone playing it, can't remember the stream but either they were shit poor with a controller or they simply sucked because they couldn't hit the broadside of a barn.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. No subject May 17, 2015, 20:15 Mashiki Amiketo
 
My PC is ready, my mouse is ready, my keyboard is ready. MY BODY IS READY.

Interestingly enough, GoG's downloader now shows a 7pm EST release time. Yesterday it was showing 8pm...I'm not complaining.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
4. No subject May 17, 2015, 03:05 Mashiki Amiketo
 
NKD wrote on May 16, 2015, 22:05:
The real problem with reddits new policies is that they cannot claim to stand against harassment but then allow mockery and harassment subreddits like ShitRedditSays that exist PURELY to link to other reddit conversations and shame the users.

Well SRS is okay in their book because 'they' do it. After all, several ex-admins are now mods there, which should tell you something.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
7. No subject May 15, 2015, 15:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Julio wrote on May 15, 2015, 13:15:
Wonder if Kotaku has a bunch of 45+ staff members.

Probably not, much like their diversity of the vast majority of their staff being white males. Kotaku does a fine job of displaying hypocrisy while trying to claim the moral high ground.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
48. No subject May 12, 2015, 22:20 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Krovven wrote on May 12, 2015, 14:16:

I don't think so. It's not like it's showing nothing. It's showing a completed percentage as it goes. The same info that is shown on the other screen.

And I see no option to change it.

If I see a download rate, and you don't. And we're both using the same version, then it's a bug isn't it.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
33. No subject May 12, 2015, 06:14 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Quinn wrote on May 12, 2015, 04:25:
This game has been staring at me from inside my STEAM Library for about a year by now. Not sure why, but preloads always get me excited!

A few scary things, though. Have you guys seen this on Reddit? Concerns me a little, it does.

Blue, perhaps the above link is worthy news? A perceptive Reddit user noticed an obvious downgrade in graphics, Watch_Dogs style. Something in me says "Lets just wait and see." but those screenshot comparisons do look ominous.

Watch the 2GB uncompressed version of the video and the game looks fine. Actually it looks better then fine.

2GB link inside
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
23. No subject May 12, 2015, 02:16 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Krovven wrote on May 12, 2015, 02:05:
That's not what I see. I see "Downloading % (26gb)"


Sounds like a bug, and I don't see any reports of it in mantis. I'm currently using build 1.0.0.871 Bug reports should probably be filed here: http://mantis.gog.com

This comment was edited on May 12, 2015, 02:23.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
21. Re: Out of the Blue May 12, 2015, 01:45 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Jerykk wrote on May 11, 2015, 23:48:
GOG Galaxy is pretty barebones right now. Doesn't even show download speed.

Uh...what?
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Additions
6. No subject May 11, 2015, 23:46 Mashiki Amiketo
 
The Half Elf wrote on May 11, 2015, 21:21:
I would love to play Saints Row 2, but if you have a x64 processor the game plays at super speed and I never could get the 3rd part slow down program to work properly.
I have SR2 and a x64 processor and have never experienced that. Maybe it's some x64's? I didn't have any problems playing it either on my phenomII or my current FX-6300.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Passes 1M Preorders; Preloads Underway?
19. No subject May 11, 2015, 23:44 Mashiki Amiketo
 
jdreyer wrote on May 11, 2015, 19:27:
It's a good point that a lot of these are probably due to it being bundled with video cards, but still that's a lot of preorders.

Pre-orders don't count towards that total in most cases. They're counted as complete sales.
 
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News Comments > etc.
6. No subject May 10, 2015, 22:48 Mashiki Amiketo
 
nin wrote on May 10, 2015, 17:22:

Insanity!

Nicely done. I've always enjoyed Jamiroquai's music. What I find absolutely hilarious is the "videos not available in your region" crap. I heard space cowboy on the radio here the other day, but no-no canuck heathen you can't watch it online...
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
7. No subject May 10, 2015, 22:32 Mashiki Amiketo
 
DangerDog wrote on May 10, 2015, 19:55:
Yeah, I guess I was reading into it that future versions were going to be some sort of "computing in the cloud" Windows 365 type service.

As I see it for the PC market most people won't put up with it. You can get away with it in the business market, but I sure don't see your average PC user going that way. Especially PCMR folks, who will jump to a free alternative.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. No subject May 9, 2015, 01:19 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Here's one from Ontario.

Truck passes a snowplow hitting another truck.

Driver of other truck later found and charged
 
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