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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
64. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 25, 2016, 21:13 NKD
 
MajorD wrote on Aug 25, 2016, 18:17:
NKD wrote on Aug 25, 2016, 14:00:
The hacking is definitely harder this time. You can also run into those firewalls which instantly start a trace. Maxing out capture and stealth was the first thing I got. I also picked up the wireless hacking thingy. Thats amazing for shutting off cameras or distracting guards.

Is the wireless hacking gig something similar to Watch Dogs? I don't recall that being in HR. /shrug


Sort of. There's a little minigame you have to complete. Its just hitting E when a moving line is over particular spots. Sometimes the spots are smaller and the line is moving faster. You're up against a timer and get 3 misses. You can use your Nuke/Stop software in the minigame as well. Takes just a few seconds to complete usually.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
61. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 25, 2016, 14:00 NKD
 
The hacking is definitely harder this time. You can also run into those firewalls which instantly start a trace. Maxing out capture and stealth was the first thing I got. I also picked up the wireless hacking thingy. Thats amazing for shutting off cameras or distracting guards.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Aug 24, 2016, 19:04 NKD
 
"Annoying microtransactions."

I literally did not know they existed until I read somebody complaining about them, even after hours of playing the game. There aren't any in-game advertisements or nag screens, and it's just bullshit cheat stuff anyway.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched
42. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Patched Aug 24, 2016, 16:18 NKD
 
The "temporal antialiasing" option you can turn on does an acceptable job of smoothing things out anyway, without tanking the framerate. I didn't feel a need to try to turn on MSAA.  
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
58. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 24, 2016, 01:07 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 23:28:
Played for about four hours, I'm still in the very first part of Prague, still discovering new things in an area the size of 1/3 of Detroit. I don't think longevity is really going to be a problem.


There is a lot to find. It feels like there are a lot more hidden areas and interconnections, not just a simple sewer highway.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
35. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 23, 2016, 13:51 NKD
 
So I'm averaging around 60fps at 1440p Ultra on 6700k and Titan XP. (Neither overclocked yet, just got the rig built.) The game is definitely hungry for GPU power when you crank everything up. It also uses about 5-6GB of VRAM on highest settings from what I can see.

It's a really pretty looking game though. Blows the previous one out of the water.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
25. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 23, 2016, 12:55 NKD
 
Strangely I can't run the game above 15-20fps in borderless windowed mode, regardless of settings. (Like, Ultra and Medium have the same FPS.) I have to go into exclusive fullscreen, then my framerates skyrocket to what I would expect from my rig.

Not sure what's up there... can't find anyone else having the issue.

EDIT: Nevermind, I forgot I have GSync now and sometimes that doesn't play nice with fullscreen windowed in some titles.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details
10. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass Details Aug 22, 2016, 22:14 NKD
 
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 22, 2016, 20:58:
In Cutter's defense he useually reads about the subject and make some sorta extreme comment typically based on something.
While Emton's comment is just pure stupidity and ignorance.

Yeah. Though I'm wondering why anyone would dignify that kind of post with a response. Some shitpost from a 4-post 2 month old suspect account.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans
15. Re: No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans Aug 21, 2016, 22:49 NKD
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Aug 21, 2016, 22:15:
I knew that Sean Murray was shifty after watching his interviews and his body language and just at how evasive he was.

I hadn't really followed the game prior to release and didn't view the interviews until after but oh my god did Sean Murray give me quite the cringe watching them after the fact. In one interview, Dorito Pope says something to the effect of painting the game as a giant galactic scale MMO, and Sean Murray just laughs nervously and agrees while staring at his feet. He was absolutely content to let misconceptions about the game float around.

And now he's got the reputation of being an evasive Molyneux-tier liar and over-promiser to show for it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Aug 21, 2016, 16:37 NKD
 
Bill Borre wrote on Aug 21, 2016, 14:17:
If Backpage.com has a trafficking reputation I'm not sure why girls who wished to avoid such a situation would visit the site.

Uhhhh...
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Patch Details and Plans
6. Re: NMS player base says buh bye Aug 21, 2016, 16:26 NKD
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2016, 15:39:
http://www.githyp.com/no-mans-sky-has-lost-78-of-its-playerbase-in-its-first-week-on-steam/

The game is definitely running out its limited shelf life.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
19. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 20, 2016, 16:00 NKD
 
thecakeisalie wrote on Aug 20, 2016, 15:51:
Considering that the last time I criticized the slow development of Star Citizen online (I'm still a backer BTW), I was told to go kill myself and that people hoped I died so I'd never see how "wrong" I am about the game, I'm a little leery to comment on Star Citizen stuff.

Yeah I really only talk about Star Citizen here, because I know that people here, aside from a couple folks, are fairly reasonable. I don't dare utter word one of skepticism about Star Citizen on reddit or elsewhere because I don't want to be doxxed and swatted.

The absolutely Scientology-like behavior of the fanbase is one of the main reasons I cashed out and sold my lifetime insurance ship package for a profit.

I couldn't get away with asking "What's the gameplay loop?" on some of the more mainstream sites, that's for sure.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
16. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 20, 2016, 15:29 NKD
 
Eh, looks alright. The crowd going wild over things like ladders popping out and people getting out of their ship is kinda cringey though.

I'm still waiting to see when the actual gameplay is implemented.

What are you meant to be doing?
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 20, 2016, 00:01 NKD
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 16:13:
Having Theils money meant he got access to lawyers he wouldn't have had otherwise.

Of course. But had he not had backing, then he probably wouldn't have the ability to pursue his claim, regardless of how legitimate it was, and the script would be flipped: It would be Gawker's expensive lawyers robbing Hogan of HIS due justice.

Is that really any better?

This is essentially a medium fish trying to eat a small fish and then complaining when a large fish comes along and helps the small fish out. You can't complain about being bullied out of bullying someone else.

The punishment is also out of whack with the crime. It's like getting the death penalty for possession of a dime bag of pot. $5-10M I could see but $140M?

The jury could have granted a much smaller amount than was asked for. It was within their rights. Unless Thiel bribed the jury, which to our knowledge he did not, that's on them. In fact, they granted more than was asked for. Thiel's backing is essentially irrelevant to this part. Gawker's arrogant and flippant testimony turned the jury against them. They did it to themselves.

And there was testimony and evidence that the judge wouldn't allow Gawker to use in defense.

It's common to exclude evidence and testimony in trials, for various reasons.

Lastly the punishment phase was allowed to proceed while the case was under appeal eliminating Gawker as a viable entity and robbing it of its ability to continue its defense. You can believe Gawker is not innocent while simultaneously seeing this as a travesty of justice.

You have to put up a bond to automatically get a stay on the judgement pending appeal. Gawker couldn't afford the bond. Otherwise you could just tie up a judgement in the appeal process until there was nothing left to collect. It doesn't matter anyway though, even if they had gotten a stay pending appeal, they'd have had to sell the company. All a stay does is prevent the US Marshal/Sheriff from coming into their offices and taking everything, they still would have had that debt in the mean time and would still have declared bankruptcy.

There seems to be a lot of talk of this being some great injustice, but if the alternative is someone else suffering an injustice, is it really something to worry about? Not everybody gets to walk away a winner, and only one party here published someones illegally recorded sex tape and refused to take it down.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Aug 19, 2016, 21:34 NKD
 
subx wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 05:14:
Well I guess it's time to give up on humanity.

Cya.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
50. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 19, 2016, 20:51 NKD
 
dangerman77 wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 16:23:
Seriously, can anyone (industry-informed, Rigs?) offer an opinion as to why they are only allowing official press-release screens in reviews? (RPS confirms this is the case in the postscript of their review). Is there any precedence for this? My BS meter starts at 9/10, and of course is pinned with this tidbit.

I agree with Rigs. While it's possible it's something nefarious like "Lets cover up horrific graphics downgrade!", not one of the reviews I've read make mention of the game looking significantly different from what we we're shown, so I'm not sure that's it. The game looks about the same as it has for a long time in the latest gameplay footage as well. It could be an attempt to prevent accidental spoilers while reading reviews, as well.

It really is puzzling.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 19, 2016, 14:26 NKD
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 07:19:
I'm still not comfortable with a billionaire with a personal vendetta destroying an entire company via the legal system at no personal risk to himself. Someone tried it with Mother Jones, too, in 2015.

Welcome to the 2010s, where billionaires use the court system to try to silence the media, and people cheer it on because one outlet of that media once gave a game they love a negative review.

It's not like the guy bombarded them with meritless nuisance lawsuits to drain their bank accounts. He backed a legit lawsuit. Is Hulk Hogan having a legitimate legal claim but being shit out of luck because he can't afford to pursue it somehow more just?

His backer's motivations were obviously personal, but the act itself merely enabled a guy with an existing legitimate claim to pursue that claim.

You and your friends over at Gawker have made a lot of noise about it being some kind of slippery slope where billionaires can now silence any media outlet they want, but that's absolutely false. They have no more ability to do so than they did before. You've still got to have someone who has a legitimate claim against the company, or the most you can do is tickle them with nuisance lawsuits which will be thrown out.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
13. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 19, 2016, 14:16 NKD
 
NetHead wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 12:17:
Yes because everyone uses their mobile phones for high quality studio audio recording and playback, meanwhile humans can't tell the difference between audio played over gold wire versus cheap bent metal coat hangers (yes this kind of thing has actually been tested)...... lmao. Really I don't "lmao" often, but L M A O !

Your childish "L M A O" nonsense aside...

Audio cables and DACs aren't equivalent. Audio cables are simple conductors that have little to nothing to do with audio quality and a cheapo cable is fine. DACs are actual circuitry where design decisions are made. A shitty digital-to-analog path is a recipe for garbage audio that anyone can hear.

For someone who hangs out on a crusty old PC gamer website, I'd expect you to know a little bit more about shitty audio, given the absolutely enormous gulfs in audio quality between sound cards in the past. Late 90s onboard motherboard audio is probably the peak of garbage.

And it's not restricted to audio, either. Remember back in the old analog CRT days? Some video cards had shit analog output and you got poor video, especially with blurry output at high resolutions. Reviewing the 2D quality of a card was actually a thing, because it mattered.

The bottom line is that if your device only has analog output, you're stuck with whatever you've got. Whether it's USB-C, or whatever other bullshit connector people are trying to shill, adding a digital output to devices is a nice feature.

This isn't audiophile snake oil. This shit can actually be tested and measured.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
27. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 19, 2016, 13:15 NKD
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2016, 12:59:

combined styles are definitely the most fun, but nothing beats a zero kills, 100% ghost playthrough. Wonder if that is even possible in this one?

Supposedly in this one there aren't mandatory boss kills like in the previous games. So you should be good.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews
19. Re: Deus Ex Mankind Divided Reviews Aug 19, 2016, 12:49 NKD
 
About what I expected, a mix of 8s and 9s. Good to hear they didn't shit the bed on this one.

As for hype, I don't know why anyone would say this game was "overhyped." The general mood around the interwebs seems to be that this game was under-marketed. It seems like after they delayed the game to work on it some more, they opted not to do any additional marketing. Other than some bitching from the SJW press about the games themes of segregation, It's been pretty much quiet all year. A couple of trailers and some gameplay.

There's just not a lot of chatter about the game, and unlike some other developers, Eidos Montreal haven't spent years making the game sound like the best thing since sliced bread.

People are going into the game with reasonable expectations as far as I've seen, so I can't really agree that there's crazy hype about the game.
 
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