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Signed On Sep 11, 2007, 17:54
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
24. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 15:59 Bundy
 
ItBurn wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:28:
Bundy wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:15:
Rhett wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:10:
ItBurn wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 13:57:
Rhett wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 13:54:
I mean some of the facial animations are odd (they can't be perfect, given the amount of dialogue), but these faces look amazing to me. I'm on all High settings, and it looks fantastic. Dunno what you guys are talking about...

Are you saying that the videos are lies?

Honestly haven't put much time into the SP, but I did the intro/pathfinder bit, and all the conversations and close-ups looked fine to me anyway. This video does point out some obvious flaws. I'm just saying that all of the animation can't be perfect. I believe it has as much dialogue as the last 3 games combined? (IIRC)

I'm getting it, anyway... the faces aren't gonna break the game for me.

Haven't played yet, but this is what I figured. Honestly if you pause any movie at any point, half the characters on screen will be caught in some stupid expression. Not that there aren't issues, I suspect people might be making more of it than what it is.

The videos I have seen are long conversations, not pauses at random times. In some of them, they talk about dramatic subjects and their faces are absolutely dead neutral. Also, in some conversations the voice acting is terrible and in others the writing makes no sense, maybe because the facial animations are so messed up.

I got it on EA Access and will play it over the weekend. We'll have to see how much of a deal breaker it is. I'll probably still get it. I'm too much of a space game nerd
 
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News Comments > MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs?
24. Re: MS Forcing Win10 on Latest CPUs? Mar 16, 2017, 15:17 Bundy
 
Damn! I saw this thread and came on here to read CJ's daily MS hate rant. But nothing. Disappointed. Guess he's too busy hating on MEA at the moment.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
21. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 15:15 Bundy
 
Rhett wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:10:
ItBurn wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 13:57:
Rhett wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 13:54:
I mean some of the facial animations are odd (they can't be perfect, given the amount of dialogue), but these faces look amazing to me. I'm on all High settings, and it looks fantastic. Dunno what you guys are talking about...

Are you saying that the videos are lies?

Honestly haven't put much time into the SP, but I did the intro/pathfinder bit, and all the conversations and close-ups looked fine to me anyway. This video does point out some obvious flaws. I'm just saying that all of the animation can't be perfect. I believe it has as much dialogue as the last 3 games combined? (IIRC)

I'm getting it, anyway... the faces aren't gonna break the game for me.

Haven't played yet, but this is what I figured. Honestly if you pause any movie at any point, half the characters on screen will be caught in some stupid expression. Not that there aren't issues, I suspect people might be making more of it than what it is.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
19. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access Mar 16, 2017, 15:14 Bundy
 
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:07:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 15:02:
DarkCntry wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 14:49:
CJ_Parker wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 14:40:
--edited for sanity--
Honestly, I think it's a positive for a game that you don't like it. You're a better shill than the actual shills, so keep it up.

Good. Then I hope everyone goes and preorders all the games I don't like because it will make the dumb people poorer. More dumb, poor people -> more Trump voters -> more fun in the news every day. Win-win for me. Checks out! Hi5, bruuuuhhhh!!!

This may just be a long shot, it may have to do with the insane amount of idiocy that you spout daily that makes people want to do exactly the opposite of whatever it is you type.

I mean, half the time you're making stupid names for companies/games/people that it totally invalidates any and all content you attempt to add to a discussion.

This. Honestly CJ, what games do you like? I'm pretty sure 9 out of 10 of your posts are shitting on something. Maybe even 10 out of 10.
 
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News Comments > Planet Coaster Free Update Next Month
2. Re: Planet Coaster Free Update Next Month Mar 13, 2017, 14:02 Bundy
 
It's a good game, but needs way more rides, shops and everything else.  
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News Comments > BAFTA Nominees
4. Re: BAFTA Nominees Mar 10, 2017, 14:04 Bundy
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 9, 2017, 17:01:
It's not a game it's an interactive story. A game by definition connotes keeping score and winning or losing, in some fashion.

I'd like to think the entire medium is more broad than that.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack Sues ZeniMax
38. Re: John Carmack Sues ZeniMax Mar 10, 2017, 10:02 Bundy
 
Task wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 08:19:
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 06:13:

Its amazing that some people actually believe that the people responsible for making and producing brilliant games like Fallout, or Elder Scrolls are actually also the very same people who run the companies they work in, and make business and legal decisions that affect the whole company or corporation as a whole as well as all of their customers.


Well of course. ZeniMax are mainly the suits of Bethesda, not the same. Either way, ZeniMax guaranteed the dumbing down of Fallout by buying it, the franchise is horse manure now. Worse, Mutated Brahmin Shit.

Definitely dumbed down compared to the titles before FO3, but if they sold a turned based combat RPG on consoles in this day and age, it would shutter the series.
 
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News Comments > John Carmack Sues ZeniMax
37. Re: John Carmack Sues ZeniMax Mar 10, 2017, 09:53 Bundy
 
Acleacius wrote on Mar 10, 2017, 01:30:
It's hard to decide who to support in this carmack seems to be a complete and arrogant asshat. Iirc, it was around Quake III when he said he didn't care what his customers/fans wanted, he makes what he wants to.

I know more than a few game devs, and all of them consider their personal projects to be works of art (whether they're good or not). As such all of them share this attitude, they're making the game they want to play. Not the game you want them to make for you. It's your choice whether you want to play it or not, but that's it.

EDIT: I wonder at what point this whole thing gets annoying enough to facebook that they just buy Zenimax outright. The company is worth about 2.5 bn, according to a quick google search. That's less than facebook's last quarterly profit.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Mar 10, 2017, 09:32 Bundy
 
Dammit! I'm on holiday!  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti This Month
3. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti This Month Mar 1, 2017, 09:59 Bundy
 
11GB seems like a strange number.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Sells 122M
22. Re: Minecraft Sells 122M Mar 1, 2017, 09:29 Bundy
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 23:06:
Creston wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 19:10:
I wonder how Notch feels about it now, knowing he made what is literally a global phenomenon.
From what I've read about it, he is happy to have the load off his shoulders -- his personality doesn't work well with the "everyone knows you, and everyone wants your opinion" issue. He just wants to be anonymous and write code. At least that's the information I've seen...

He's your typical nerdy introvert. But he was complaining a while back on Twitter because after the sale he basically lost the few friends he had left. I think he just putters around his various mansions these days doing not much. I unfollowed his Twitter a couple months ago b/c he was posting nothing but random weirdness.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 1, 2017, 09:26 Bundy
 
Bodolza wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 19:43:
Every review I've read for TPCast says no noticeable lag and little to no video degradation. The battery isn't attached to the headset, so the box that sits on top of your head is unnoticeable.

Also, it's first generation wireless tech for a first gen headset. Right now, the graphics cards are the real bottleneck, anyways, not the display resolution. When the next generation of headsets and graphics cards come out, they'll be on their second gen of wireless as well.

True enough
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 28, 2017, 18:36 Bundy
 
theglaze wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 17:46:
Bundy wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 14:21:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:11:
Based on my experience using wireless mice and keyboards, I think I'll stick with wired headsets.

I think the battery life on the TPCast was something like 3 hours. Definitely needs to be improved. And the Oculus dude was right about one thing, both the Rift and Vive are pretty slow resolution, it definitely needs to be improved. If I have to upgrade my wireless kit every time I upgrade my headset I think the wife will murder me up real good.

The other wireless VR company out there (can't find link) said it's tech can do 4k 60p no problem, whatever that means.

That's not going to be enough. Needs to be 90Hz. That's 50% more bandwidth.

I'm all for wireless solutions, but just being fast enough to support existing hardware when they already suffer from low resolution seems like an expensive stop gap to me. But if it furthers the tech, then let's go I guess.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Sells 122M
13. Re: Minecraft Sells 122M Feb 28, 2017, 15:00 Bundy
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 14:22:
Bundy wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 14:10:
WaltC wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:29:
It's really interesting when you consider that for that $2B Microsoft could have funded 50 AAA games at an average development cost of $40M each...;)

And Minecraft probably still would have outsold them all combined. The thing is a juggernaught. My kids and his little friends go nuts over it. When they're not playing it, they're watching youtube's of it.

40m is not much for a AAA these days. 20 games at 100m is probably better.

I remember years ago, visiting one of my wife's friends who had a kid. The kid was in a basement showing us his elaborate Minecraft worlds. He explained to us how many days and weeks he spent on them. That's when I realized we needed to move back to California. If we have kids they'll be spending time outside, enjoying sun and nature, throughout all the four seasons, never cocooning in a basement.

Well I have two kids. Let's just say things tend to not go as you expect.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 28, 2017, 14:24 Bundy
 
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 12:48:
Oculus on ANY tech they aren't using: "we don't see it as necessary, because we aren't doing it. Doesn't matter if people WANT it!"

Well I think he was saying that it's not really viable right now b/c of the limitations that come with it. It's a fair point. Low battery life, lots of extra weight and limited HMD options if you choose to upgrade to a new kit.

OR are we just hating Oculus b/c of Palmer and Zuckerberg. If so, then YES! Kill Oculus with fire! I want to have Gabe's babies! Half Life 3 confirmed!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 28, 2017, 14:21 Bundy
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:11:
Based on my experience using wireless mice and keyboards, I think I'll stick with wired headsets.

I think the battery life on the TPCast was something like 3 hours. Definitely needs to be improved. And the Oculus dude was right about one thing, both the Rift and Vive are pretty slow resolution, it definitely needs to be improved. If I have to upgrade my wireless kit every time I upgrade my headset I think the wife will murder me up real good.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft Sells 122M
9. Re: Minecraft Sells 122M Feb 28, 2017, 14:10 Bundy
 
WaltC wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:29:
It's really interesting when you consider that for that $2B Microsoft could have funded 50 AAA games at an average development cost of $40M each...;)

And Minecraft probably still would have outsold them all combined. The thing is a juggernaught. My kids and his little friends go nuts over it. When they're not playing it, they're watching youtube's of it.

40m is not much for a AAA these days. 20 games at 100m is probably better.

But like someone said earlier, the real money is probably in the merchandise. I only have 1 copy of the game but my kids have 5 or 6 shirts, bunch of toys, etc.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
53. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 27, 2017, 15:50 Bundy
 
DarkCntry wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 15:38:
Realmk wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 15:23:
Bioware clearly has quite a few cultural Marxists in their employ these days. http://tinyurl.com/gszx65e, http://tinyurl.com/gswwcvx. Far from a single one.

Your two links are not supporting your original argument, but hey, whatever floats your hateboat.

Especially when the articles contradict each other. One has them defending being flirted with by gay characters and the other is about not having enough gay characters.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
48. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 27, 2017, 14:35 Bundy
 
Realmk wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 14:26:
the progressive hive mind of stupid is pretty rampant on this site to begin with.

The truest thing ever said on blues.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda
46. Re: Gone Gold - Mass Effect: Andromeda Feb 27, 2017, 14:08 Bundy
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 13:25:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 05:09:
DarkCntry wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 01:47:
Bundy wrote on Feb 27, 2017, 00:02:
Agent-Zero wrote on Feb 26, 2017, 22:35:
prelim reports stress the "action" part of action-RPG on this one... only combat related skills and abilities.. no dialog or interaction type upgrades.. also has a "you are the messiah" based story, and yes, the "DA:I in space" format is confirmed as well (makes sense because you were the messiah in that one too)

I better be the damn Messiah. If I wanted to be a random nobody, I'd put the controller down and spend time with my family, go to work, watch TV.

What I understand is that you are actually the child of the Messiah in Andromeda, so that is a bit of a change of pace.

Yeah I don't get what the problem with that is anyway,

the problem is that its lazy writing.. its a boring trope thats been used hundreds of times before, and it railroads the story in certain ways that are entirely obvious if you are at all familiar with the trope, which should be everyone by now.. so its not nearly as interesting, doesnt have as many ways to surprise you, and locks out tons of possibilities...

the Witcher 3 was great in so many ways and one of them is that you are just a supporting character for the messiah (Ciri) but beyond that goes on to prove that a working-man hero monster slayer is actually much more interesting at the end of the day than THE CHOSEN ONE WHO SAVES THE WORLD FOREVER AND ALWAYS WITH THE ALMIGHTY POWER OF INFINITE POWER

the other implication is that if the basic plotline is so lazy and unoriginal, whats to say everything else isnt just as lazy and unoriginal?

Naa. I wanna be the messiah. You can go ahead and be the sidekick if you like. I'll stick with being Luke Skywalker, Rand Al'Thor and Harry Potter.

Witcher 3 is a bad example to prove your point though. Geralt was hardly a supporting character. By the time I was done I basically single handedly killed the entire army for both sides of the war. Not to mention essentially wipe out all the major players in the Novegrad gang war. Wish I could count the corpses I put up.

This comment was edited on Feb 27, 2017, 14:21.
 
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