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Re: Ghostrunner Reviews
Oct 27, 2020, 06:17
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Re: Ghostrunner Reviews Oct 27, 2020, 06:17
Oct 27, 2020, 06:17
 
All the reviews I've seen have been very good and full of praise, noting the variety throughout the 8 hour campaign. About time someone made a game that's all about movement and reflexes but no guns required. Like Mirror's Edge but faster and deadlier.
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Re: Star Citizen Status Report
Oct 13, 2020, 11:31
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Re: Star Citizen Status Report Oct 13, 2020, 11:31
Oct 13, 2020, 11:31
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 12, 2020, 22:31:
When you make 1 hour 20 minute of video content, and in all that time there is not a single time or date when it releases.. you know you fucked up

They've announced they will release a roadmap at some point which will outline the steps required to initially plan out a sketch of a roadmap. It's only been 8 years, you can't expect them to have it all planned out already, do you?
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Re: Star Citizen Birthday: Still No Squadron 42 Release Date
Oct 10, 2020, 17:42
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Re: Star Citizen Birthday: Still No Squadron 42 Release Date Oct 10, 2020, 17:42
Oct 10, 2020, 17:42
 
The problem is CIG said they would give backers the same kind of updates and transparency as they would a publisher, but they simply are not. A publisher would demand to see the progress on the single player SQ42 component but they won't, because it's mile off target as with everything else. Unfortunately suckers keep emptying their pockets for this game to the tune of more than $100,000+ a day.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up
Oct 1, 2020, 05:19
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up Oct 1, 2020, 05:19
Oct 1, 2020, 05:19
 
VaranDragon wrote on Oct 1, 2020, 02:26:
Sepharo wrote on Sep 30, 2020, 20:25:

In the U.S. software engineers are exempt from overtime regulations. The company can pay it but it's not law.

That is seriously fucked up.

Also, did everyone miss that 10% profit margin bonus? In the EU these kinds of things are usually stipulated by contract, or addendum to a contract. So that's not an empty promise.

It's only fucked up if they force you to work the overtime. I think everywhere in the world there will be employees who work extra hours unpaid because they think it'll help their career in the long run. It really depends on the company ethos, and how nice your boss is feeling, whether you can get paid for overtime. As I understand it, workers in America do a lot of unpaid overtime, and even work through their annual leave, which is crazy because you get so little to begin with - just 10 days on average.... I get 35 days and can buy more, or carry unused days into next year.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up
Sep 30, 2020, 19:59
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Crunch Follow-up Sep 30, 2020, 19:59
Sep 30, 2020, 19:59
 
wtf_man wrote on Sep 30, 2020, 18:27:
Most game developers are on Salary... not Hourly... which is why there is not OT pay available. However, they are usually promised some "bonus"... but we've seen how that goes, like with Gearbox.

Honestly, taking any IT Professional job for Salary instead of Hourly is kind of a dumb move ...unless the salary is way above the industry average. There's almost always "Off Hours" work to be done at some point... might as well get paid for it. Now, where I work, we mainly flex "off hours" work to avoid OT as much as possible... but if it's over 40 hours for the week, we go into OT.

I'm on a salary but I get paid overtime if I book it, so I don't see your point. A salaried position does not preclude you from claiming OT.
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
Sep 29, 2020, 09:53
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Sep 29, 2020, 09:53
Sep 29, 2020, 09:53
 
I'd like to see how the new drivers affect performance. Can't help but feel if you have a hardware problem (poor quality caps) how can you resolve it with software other than lowering the power. It's not the first time a graphics card series has been released with "fast" drivers for the reviews, and then slowed down when they realise they cause too many crashes.
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event
Sep 11, 2020, 08:36
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event Sep 11, 2020, 08:36
Sep 11, 2020, 08:36
 
You can really see the tide turning against this game when you read the comments on their youtube video updates or on the Spectrum forum. Both places used to be safe havens for fans to brown nose the dev team and CR, nothing but complements "thank you dear leader for bestowing this minor update upon us". Now, however, loads of upvoted comments are "where is Chris?", "Any updates on SQ42?", "What the fuck is happening with the road map?"

I've gotten my $35 worth of enjoyment out of this game, not by playing it because it's a fucking boring mess, but from the ongoing agony and watching the backers slowly come to the realisation that time is actually passing, years in fact, with very little in the way of progress. Lots and lots of re-work (ships remodelled using new systems because they added physical buttons, is a recent example) and never any news on the key programming features such as "server meshing" which, you would think after 10 years they would have sussed out how to implement a key feature for such a massively online game - but they will never admit that unfortunately it's just too hard, or they're not capable of delivering.

The fact that their roadmap only goes as far as the end of 2020, by which time they will have implemented about 5 features and 1 additional location... How the fuck are they supposed to deliver 100's of planets when they can barely do three over the course of several years. The feature creep is a joke, to the point where they use the new features (such as new planet tech) to justify having not completed major parts, such as the fucking planets!
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Re: Spiritfarer Released
Aug 19, 2020, 07:27
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Re: Spiritfarer Released Aug 19, 2020, 07:27
Aug 19, 2020, 07:27
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 18, 2020, 20:51:
I thought the demo was pretty good. I'd buy this at $10 but $34? No way.

It's on Microsoft Game Pass for £1 a month, along with Flight Sim
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Re: 3 Freebies on EGS; Get Watch_Dogs and The Stanley Parable for Free Next Week
Mar 13, 2020, 08:43
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Re: 3 Freebies on EGS; Get Watch_Dogs and The Stanley Parable for Free Next Week Mar 13, 2020, 08:43
Mar 13, 2020, 08:43
 
A Short Hike was my favourite indie game of last year. Fantastic game
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Re: DOOM Eternal Revised Specs
Mar 11, 2020, 11:32
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Re: DOOM Eternal Revised Specs Mar 11, 2020, 11:32
Mar 11, 2020, 11:32
 
I'd be tempted to upgrade my GTX 1060 but it makes no sense with the current pricing. I got the 1060 for £180 over two years ago. If I get a GTX 2060 it would give me a 70% frame rate boost but that card costs £300, almost 70% more! It just doesn't seem worth upgrading right now with card prices still inflated due to crypto mining (same 60-series card, also a year after launch, yet it costs way more). So, I think I'm better off using the £300 towards a next gen console than upgrading the PC rig, because AMD know they can't charge the same stupid prices for their console graphics chips as they can the PC/Crypto market.
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Re: DOOM Eternal System Requirements
Mar 7, 2020, 09:19
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Re: DOOM Eternal System Requirements Mar 7, 2020, 09:19
Mar 7, 2020, 09:19
 
MattyC wrote on Mar 7, 2020, 08:01:
IgWannA wrote on Mar 7, 2020, 06:21:
"i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better" is pretty damn vague, since the old i5 2500k 3.3 GHz is much slower than a newer i5 8400 running at 2.8 GHz

My processor is from 2010! Seriously, i7 930.

Anyway, mine ran it just fine on much higher than low quality, so surely the old i5s can handle minimum. If that was for recommended, then yeah it would be pretty unclear.

Yeah I'm sure a 2500k i5 would run it fine and that's probably what they meant. But damn, feels like I only just got a GTX 1060 and now it's only "minimum" spec for a game with a fairly optimised engine :/
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Re: DOOM Eternal System Requirements
Mar 7, 2020, 06:21
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Re: DOOM Eternal System Requirements Mar 7, 2020, 06:21
Mar 7, 2020, 06:21
 
"i5 @ 3.3 GHz or better" is pretty damn vague, since the old i5 2500k 3.3 GHz is much slower than a newer i5 8400 running at 2.8 GHz
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Re: Star Wars Maverick Revealed
Mar 5, 2020, 09:07
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Re: Star Wars Maverick Revealed Mar 5, 2020, 09:07
Mar 5, 2020, 09:07
 
I'm hoping it's an X-wing vs tie fighter type game. This is my guess judging from the image released which shows a couple of x-wings attacking a star destroyer. It could also translate well to VR...
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 17, 2020, 03:45
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 17, 2020, 03:45
Feb 17, 2020, 03:45
 
This years' Citizencon was a huge letdown.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 13, 2020, 18:23
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 13, 2020, 18:23
Feb 13, 2020, 18:23
 
Getting some Syndicate vibes, I dig it
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Feb 8, 2020, 15:46
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 8, 2020, 15:46
Feb 8, 2020, 15:46
 
Yes m'lord
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 20, 2020, 19:25
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 20, 2020, 19:25
Jan 20, 2020, 19:25
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 20, 2020, 13:28:
Helped them create jobs, eh? How many, where and how much tax revenue did that employment create? I'm thinking 1 or 2 people, not in Britain, and zero revenue.

Edinburgh-based Rockstar North employs around 700 people. Those employees generate about £11 million from income tax, NICs, VAT, council tax, etc.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 17, 2020, 07:27
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 17, 2020, 07:27
Jan 17, 2020, 07:27
 
When they moved it to April I thought at the time that was still an ambitious date. This delay doesn't surprise me in the least and I am expecting a further delay to the holiday period, because it's that ambitious a game and CRPR know they can't fuck anything up. After the success of W3 this is the difficult second album, as it were.

There is also news out today of a huge crunch being required to complete the game. Despite CDPR saying previously they would stop crunching so much. CDPR's share price has fallen 10% over night on the news of the delay and crunch time.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 16, 2020, 09:27
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 16, 2020, 09:27
Jan 16, 2020, 09:27
 
"Bitcoin is on fire" - not really, my bitcoin are only just back to the price they were 3 months ago, but it has been on a nice little bull run lately.

"the premier cryptocurrency is up by a whopping 22.92 percent year to date (based on Tuesday’s closing price) while the S&P500 is up by a paltry 1.62 percent during the same timeframe."

You could look at it selectively like that, but another interpretation is that Bitcoin is up 8% in 3 months compared to 10% of the S&P 500
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 10, 2020, 15:55
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 10, 2020, 15:55
Jan 10, 2020, 15:55
 
Linthat22 wrote on Jan 10, 2020, 15:13:
This is a PC game? Kinda looks like a mobile game.

Yes it's called an indie game.
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