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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda System Specs
11. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda System Specs Feb 25, 2017, 21:48 Sempai
 
Ozmodan wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 11:27:
I run everything at 2k resolution. 4k just bogs down the 1080 too much on any game. Personally it is very difficult to determine much of a difference between 2k and 4k.

So stop your whining and try 2k, you will be pleased with the results.

I find 4k to be a significant jump in image quality. I can get rid of anti-aliasing altogether in many games which improves it even further.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer
10. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Trailer Feb 18, 2017, 02:32 Sempai
 
Looks fantastic.  
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs
2. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Feb 10, 2017, 19:59 Sempai
 
God Bless America!..  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 4, 2017, 01:52 Sempai
 
Go ahead and tweet this spineless cunt and let him know he can get cancer and die a slow death.

https://twitter.com/AjitPaiFCC

Jesus Christ..
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Expansion Plans
2. Re: Mafia III Expansion Plans Feb 3, 2017, 11:42 Sempai
 
Is this game still a turd?  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 27, 2017, 04:46 Sempai
 
Creston wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 23:12:
Fuck you, Donald Trump. And fuck you, Ajit Pai.

"Our customers are loving this value proposition," Stephenson proclaimed.

Die in a goddamned fire, you miserable piece of shit.


This^
 
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News Comments > TEKKEN 7 in June
3. Re: TEKKEN 7 in June Jan 24, 2017, 00:05 Sempai
 
Can't wait.

Best fighting series ever made.
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
43. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 24, 2016, 02:49 Sempai
 
Slick wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 19:20:
NetHead wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 16:09:
Kxmode wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 15:34:

A court found in May that Steam's website breached Australian Consumer Law because it stated consumers were not entitled to a refund and had no access to minimum quality guarantees.

I'm not defending Valve but they do actually have a refund policy. It's just really crappy and needs to be revamped. There should be situations, like in the case of NMS, where a refund is appropriate regardless of playtime.

Valve only has what is the bare minimum and a poor excuse of a refund policy because the EU was turning their eye towards them about just that.

Even so their blanket refund policy obviously doesn't abide by the various laws of the various countries they sell to/in.


Bare minimum? I think even valve puts that to the test.

multi-billion dollar company run by 200 employees, about 5 of which are probably in the service dept. Pretty shoddy for a "service" such a Steam.

No call center? -check

No live chat support? -check

Freeze your entire Steam account if you perform a credit card chargeback? -check

It's not bare minimum, it's outrageous. And they can get away with it too, so honestly good on them. People still flock to Steam to buy everything, and there's still a core contingent that will only buy other developers games if they're sold on Steam. The old login to steam so you can log into uplay nonsense.

$3 million won't even register for them though, they make a billion a year, 0.3% hit? laughable. Judge should have had real cajones and fined them 500 million in an apple/nokia/samsung-scale penalty.

Agreed 100%

They locked me out of my account for 90 days due to refusing my multiple emails requesting, in fact begging for a refund on Watch Dogs due to it's broken launch issues.

After deleting the game from my library and literally weeks between email responses, i pulled the trigger for the first time in 8 years of being a customer.
As soon as Paypal reversed the charges they froze it, and banned my paypal and credit card indefinitely.

Fuck Valve.

Fuck Steam

And fuck Gabe and his entire team of misfit cunts.
 
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News Comments > AU Fines Valve $3M
31. Re: AU Fines Valve $3M Dec 23, 2016, 16:51 Sempai
 
Valve: Literally doing nothing since 2007.  
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Signups
13. Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Signups Dec 7, 2016, 18:43 Sempai
 
Nullity wrote on Dec 7, 2016, 13:35:
Wow, this had as big of a graphics downgrade as The Division. At least they're consistent with their shady bullshit.

Is it me or do their models always looks nice at E3, then as the game gets closer they always get worse until they finally end up looking like xbox360 models?

Fucking Ubisoft man..
 
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News Comments > Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Signups
3. Re: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta Signups Dec 7, 2016, 00:04 Sempai
 
Are there classes or rpg elements? Do you level your character up in some fashion?  
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News Comments > Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence
23. Re: Hello Games Breaks No Man's Sky Silence Nov 26, 2016, 21:34 Sempai
 
Prez wrote on Nov 26, 2016, 17:56:
I never really get the "too little too late" comments that get thrown around whenever a dev tries to update a game that wasn't what it should have been at launch. If you paid $60 for the game, isn't developer support post launch a good thing?

Spot on.

Anonymous internet rage and ignorance.
 
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News Comments > SAG-AFTRA on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
9. Re: SAG-AFTRA on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Nov 5, 2016, 21:56 Sempai
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 5, 2016, 16:21:
A company will only pay you what they feel you're worth. If you can't negotiate for better pay, royalties, etc. than you aren't of much value to them, are you? Major actors never have these problems. It's no different from a corporation hiring an exec over a member of the rank and file. Once makes a lot more money, stock options, benefits, etc. and the other is lucky to have a paying job. Learn to cope with it already. If you don't like it, go do something else. The world owes you nothing.



Ug..How does one even respond to this idiocy?
 
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News Comments > Gears of War 4 Adding New Maps
7. Re: Gears of War 4 Adding New Maps Oct 30, 2016, 21:19 Sempai
 
In my experience it's an exemplary PC port, and the game is good fun.

However the new and improved(not really)Horde 3.0 mode is an imbalanced mess. Once again teams begin to run out of cash just trying to keep turrets up past wave 20, along with the insane amount of grinding it takes to earn in game currency to purchase their stupid fucking chest packs.

Hell i'd simply like to have daily bounty's(think Destiny) to run that i didn't have to pay for..

Of course you can drop $100 of real dollars on their super cunty pack from their in game store!

Another wonderful $60 upfront game marred by forced real money transactions.
 
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 PC Delay; Specs
14. Re: Watch Dogs 2 PC Delay; Specs Oct 19, 2016, 04:00 Sempai
 
1st. Making and shipping video games is nearly impossible. It's a bloody miracle we get some of the great titles we do. I'm grateful to these talented, hard working people.

2nd. Delay it, give your people more time. If you can afford it, delay the mfer into next year and spit polish the dogshit out of it!

3rd. They say history repeats itself, but it seems games designers and their publishers today are either 10 years old, or have seemingly forgotten every basic fucking benefit of why humans have chosen to game on their PC's for the last 20 years.

Why in God's name does it now require your "community" to inform you of basic options like "uncapped framerates" and "FoV sliders" to be shipped with your products in twenty-fucking-sixteen? You are constantly reminded over and over again..

Why are you so completely inept at this? Are you all new, or just incapable of learning?

Edit: I finished the 1st Watch Dogs and enjoyed it immensely, even with all of it's flaws and stupidity from Ubisoft. The PC port was a stuttering mess.
I hope 2 knocks it out of the park, because it looks like a damn good time.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Update
35. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Update Oct 13, 2016, 14:04 Sempai
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 11:54:
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 13, 2016, 10:19:
Exactly. I knew this would be a ridiculous waste of time too. Sure, you can iterate over a list of assets and put things together to make them look slightly different, but without a huge swath of items to choose from, you're extremely limited in what you can do.

Until we come up with some kind of artificial intelligence routines that create assets for us, based on a set of criteria and telling the computer what kinds of traits a lifeform has and what kinds of traits a structure has, a planet, a vehicle, etc., then allowing the computer to calculate all these things and randomly iterate assets from the ground up, there is no way everything will be 100% random. Minecraft managed to create something compelling because it didn't focus on lots of different kinds of creatures in the world. It was the world that was calculated, and that's a whole lot more easy to do since you don't really need a team of artists in charge of creating things for that.

Yeah, and how do you design a narrative around that? Machine builds all assets, designers than have to explore it and design a narrative around what exists? How? When you've got dozens to billions of possible planets to account for? This is the problem inherent with all space games. If you want size you're not going to get scope. Otherwise you end up with one of two things, Mass Effect where it's the illusion of freedom in which is actually a very small, controlled environment, or NMS/ED where you have billions and billions of stars and they're - ostensibly - all the same for all intents and purposes, and there's nothing to do but grind.

The best bet is always to put forth the tools to allow the players to create content a la NWN. Yes, there will be a lot of crap but the cream inevitably rises to the top. I don't have faith that an AI will ever be able to be that creative.

Agreed, although i do believe true AI is coming sooner than we think, and we should be afraid/excited.
But then we should also be driving around in flying cars by now, so i could be up in the night.
 
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News Comments > Gears of War 4 Released
21. Re: Gears of War 4 Released Oct 12, 2016, 15:06 Sempai
 
And don't be a dumbass like me and buy the physical X1 version from Amazon with their 20% physical ONLY discount, because once you receive it you'll find out it doesn't support Microsoft's "Play Anywhere" feature.

Digital only kids!

Let's see, physical=disc mfg, packaging, promotional materials, stickers, delivery. Digital=a code. Yet digital is $59.99 & Physical is $47.99. Makes complete sense to me, really!

I was fully intending to play it on the PC@4k and let the kids play it on the X1, but nope.

Keep on being you, Microsoft.
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Framerate Concerns
40. Re: Mafia III Framerate Concerns Oct 8, 2016, 05:06 Sempai
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 23:52:
Quinn wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 19:15:
@Burrito

"No performance issues"? Some positive reviewers on Steam say the same thing. I don't get this. I know you're not an idiot, but it's an idiot statement to me. Every game that drops below 50 fps has "performance issues" in my book, with my above average rig. This game is locked at fucking 30 fps. How on earth can you judge its performance? It's like saying the guy hopping around in a potato sack is a great runner!

That's your personal preference, not an objective evaluation.

For me, performance issues involve continued, reproducible CTDs, lockups, graphical anomalies (blinking textures, popping textures, tearing textures, noticeable and reproducible slowdowns/stutters in reproducible events), sound anomalies (Crackling, static, missing audio, bad audio such as a mix being too tinny or bass heavy)...basically, things that I would be able to realistically file a bug report on with steps to reproduce the bug reliably.

If the patch comes out, if it removes the 30FPS lock and if the above listed events start happening, then I can reliably and truthfully state it then has performance issues. A design decision is not a bug or issue, even if I do not particularly care for it.

You could give this a poke.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_gnCAUksAU
 
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News Comments > Mafia III Framerate Concerns
36. Re: Mafia III Framerate Concerns Oct 7, 2016, 21:54 Sempai
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 11:54:
Quinn wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 10:49:
xXStellarDadXx wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 09:32:
Sad thing is im hearing the torrent version has no 30fps frame lock...and yes i did buy the game..

As far as I can tell, there is no torrent version online.

There is, unfortunately for the people behind the game. But I haven't read anything about it coming without a frame lock yet.

It's been cracked, and the 30fps lock is likely still in place, but if they do indeed patch it this weekend, i can now see the lost sales for them piling up in a big way. And it's no one's fault but their own.

I specifically had my finger on the purchase button, until i read 2k conveniently held back review copies/embargo.

I'm sure we'll soon hear 2K scream and shout "Piracy!" on the PC, and why it's the reason they choose not to fund the platform.

PC heathens! It's clearly our fault..

 
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News Comments > Mafia III Framerate Concerns
21. Re: Mafia III Framerate Concerns Oct 7, 2016, 03:04 Sempai
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 7, 2016, 00:51:
By 1pm EST a hacker will have this sorted out for us.

Lol, truth.

Jfc..
 
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