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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Announced
25. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Announced May 5, 2016, 00:20 Despoiler
 
Most of you should learn to read more.

http://www.pcgamer.com/dawn-of-war-3-inside-relics-biggest-rts-yet/

"Big armies are back"
"Bases return"
"You collect and level up elite units"
"Super units are the series' biggest yet"
 
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News Comments > Fable Legends Cancelled; Lionhead May Close
7. Re: Fable Legends Cancelled; Lionhead May Close Mar 7, 2016, 12:31 Despoiler
 
I'm not surprised. I beta tested Fable Legends for several weeks. That game was terrible. It was so generic and boring. I tested 3/4 of the characters and there was only 1 that had a good kit. The rest were so uninventive it was painful. The dungeon master/villian mode was an OK idea, but the system was shallow. If the group of adventurers was even marginally competent they would beat you every time.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Released
16. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Released Nov 17, 2015, 11:45 Despoiler
 
This game has amazing fan service. The look, the feel, the sound is all absolutely flawless. Unfortunately the gameplay and most game modes are a joke. This is an arcade game masquerading as a full fledged AAA shooter. It really, really feels like they severely limited the scope in order to make the hard deadline for the upcoming film. Hopefully the same thing happens as did with BF4. It will be fixed about a year from now. It's a definite pass for now.  
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Beta Drivers
2. Re: AMD Catalyst Beta Drivers Nov 17, 2015, 11:38 Despoiler
 
Timmeh wrote on Nov 17, 2015, 11:25:
aaand why were these drivers not ready for these games a long time ago? especially star wars? it is an AMD console game right?


They already released a SWBF driver a week before the beta. These are even further improvements based on the final release build of the game. Also, they aren't late. They were available yesterday. WTF would consoles have to do with PC drivers? Totally different hardware and APIs.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide Trailer
7. Re: Warhammer: The End Times - Vermintide Trailer Oct 20, 2015, 13:52 Despoiler
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 19, 2015, 23:17:
Have to agree with that. I know it's "Vermintide" but just having Skaven only - and only a few different classes at that - was a bad move. They should have had all manner of Warhammer enemies.

That's what DLC is for. I mean you generally want to build a solid game without crazy feature creep that could potentially bankrupt your studio. This game will do well IMO. I think it's great. The initial sales will drive the xpacs/DLC. Even working with just Skaven there is a lot more they can introduce.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access
89. Re: Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access Oct 14, 2015, 17:47 Despoiler
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 13:36:
Despoiler wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 13:23:
Kxmode wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 12:56:
JoeNapalm wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 12:32:
So, did you just completely make all of that up, or...?
Yeah, yeah you did. You totally did.
And then calling it "conservative" is a nice touch. Bold. Very bold.
Well of course it's completely made up. That's what "estimated total" implies. Please tell me you know what "estimated" means?
My conservative estimate is that you need a dictionary. Estimate implies you have some factual basis or experience for your guess without being able to know the exact amount. It does not mean pull numbers out of the air, apply words that don't mean what you think they do, and then back pedal when half the forum takes you to task.

Estimate
- To calculate approximately (the amount, extent, magnitude, position, or value of something).
- To form an opinion about; evaluate.
- A tentative evaluation or rough calculation, as of worth, quantity, or size.
- A judgment based on one's impressions; an opinion.

All of that relates to my numbers. Perhaps my numbers were high but it doesn't mean they were right or wrong in the first place. I was simply guessing for the sake of contributing to the conversation.

Gratz on your dictionary use. Now you show us that your reading comprehension is non-existent. Keeping digging.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access
46. Re: Star Citizen Has 1M Backers; More Get Alpha Access Oct 14, 2015, 13:23 Despoiler
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 12:56:
JoeNapalm wrote on Oct 14, 2015, 12:32:
So, did you just completely make all of that up, or...?

Yeah, yeah you did. You totally did.

And then calling it "conservative" is a nice touch. Bold. Very bold.

Well of course it's completely made up. That's what "estimated total" implies. Please tell me you know what "estimated" means?

My conservative estimate is that you need a dictionary. Estimate implies you have some factual basis or experience for your guess without being able to know the exact amount. It does not mean pull numbers out of the air, apply words that don't mean what you think they do, and then back pedal when half the forum takes you to task.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta Begins
7. Re: Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta Begins Oct 8, 2015, 16:47 Despoiler
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Oct 8, 2015, 16:08:
Begun the n00b fragging has...

Poop their pants and run away they will!

 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Adds Mod Tools
13. Re: The Witcher 3 Adds Mod Tools Aug 14, 2015, 12:15 Despoiler
 
Verno wrote on Aug 14, 2015, 11:59:
KilrathiAce wrote on Aug 14, 2015, 10:35:
Can entire combat be modified so that it doesnt suck?

The combat could surely be improved but why does it suck?

It's console combat.
 
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News Comments > New AMD Catalyst Drivers
17. Re: New AMD Catalyst Drivers Jul 9, 2015, 13:27 Despoiler
 
Krowen wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 22:18:
WaltC wrote on Jul 8, 2015, 21:37:
Yep, it's a no-brainer...You're going to drop $650 on yesterday's tech, or tomorrow's? HBM is the future, and the potential of the Fury has yet to be tapped, imo. First really exciting tech advance in discrete 3d cards since R300 back in 2002.

It might be exciting but its a non-starter for performance right now. Nvidia is already pressing ahead to HBM2 for cards early next year, neatly skipping all of the new tech teething issues while still retaining the performance crown.

I've owned many AMD cards over the years but they're just something to keep Nvidia honest at this point.

HBM2 early next year isn't happening. Q2 is the bare minimum it can show up. Q4 is looking the most probable for volume. On top of that, AMD has a supply contract in place with SK Hynix that they get first dibs on the chips so they can meet their demand. Quite frankly, Nvidia is screwed unless another manufacturer can supply HBM.
 
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News Comments > More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy
28. Re: More NVIDIA Gameworks Controversy May 19, 2015, 13:54 Despoiler
 
jomisab wrote on May 19, 2015, 13:27:

Exactly. When was the last time AMD had game-ready drivers on release day? Or even a month later for that matter?


Ahh GTA V released on release day....
 
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News Comments > Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com
11. Re: Lord British's First Game Free on GOG.com Dec 24, 2014, 18:27 Despoiler
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Dec 24, 2014, 15:14:
I love it when they give 45 cent games away for free.

Why even charge for it in the first place?

P.S. Rainz > Lord British.

Loss leader. They are just covering their hosting/bandwidth.
 
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News Comments > New AMD Catalyst Beta RC Driver
7. Re: New AMD Catalyst Beta RC Driver Jul 14, 2014, 11:25 Despoiler
 
Wallshadows wrote on Jul 13, 2014, 12:23:
Ever since I installed the driver set which gave performance boost to Wildstar, my monitor has been a real pain in the ass where I would turn on my PC and anywhere from five to 30 minutes would go by before it realized it wasn't in some kind of sleep mode. It's getting feed because it's not showing the no input bubble. Powercycle and keymashing gave no results and it usually boiled down to waiting, rebooting, and more waiting and it's really aggravating. It'll trick me sometimes too where the monitor will come on but in an unsupported resolution so I hit detect and it fucks off for another few minutes.

I went in to the power settings and turned off PCI-E Link or whatever but I don't know if it was off or on prior to this shitstorm to see if it works and I'm not exactly inclined to play Russian roulette by rebooting my system.

You are probably using a DP cable? If so is it a certified cable? This is a common issue with cheap, non certified cables.
 
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News Comments > More Games to Support AMD's Mantle
28. Re: More Games to Support AMD's Mantle Jun 12, 2014, 12:17 Despoiler
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 22:00:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 18:29:
Trevellian wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 11:19:
Is this where Nvidia gets to cry foul about their competitor getting to have an edge in certain games now like AMD did?
They can try, the difference is the SDK is open to anyone who wants to implement it, that includes nvidia.

This is FUD in every way possible.... Seriously, where the hell do people get that this is an open API? When you can not download the SDK publicly and you can not read the API specs then it's not a open API.

AMD said they will make it open early 2014, but until now 12 June 2014, fuck all has happened. Access is stricly limited to AMD selected developers. The api itself is locked behind a NDA and is not part of any open standards body. (Like Khronos Group)

So no, nobody can support mantle except choice developers selected by AMD ONLY (Currently)

And dx12, which will do what Mantle does but platform agnostic, will come in late 2015...

I truly wish AMD would open the API and put it into OpenGL.. so it's not that I am hating on them here, I just think it should be clear that this isn't an open API.

OpenGL has the same core problem that DX currently has. That is the core was developed prior to multi-core CPUs and thus the scaling is terrible. You can't add more extensions to solve that problem. It needs to be rewritten from the ground up for modern computers like Mantle and DX12.
 
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News Comments > More Games to Support AMD's Mantle
27. Re: More Games to Support AMD's Mantle Jun 12, 2014, 12:13 Despoiler
 
NewMaxx wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 14:23:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 11, 2014, 12:44:
But didn't mantle become a bust? They were claiming improvements of 30%, but all I ever saw in real-world testing was 5-10%.

Mantle is probably worth if it you have a weaker system otherwise (CPU), especially with how far AMD CPUs are behind Intel's these days. Still, I think we'll see more universal results with DX12. I'm not bashing Mantle per se but...getting closer to the metal has been around since before Glide FX (a fact I've stated before in Mantle threads). I think a lot of people (and fanboys) over-hyped the concept since, as usual, they don't know what the hell they're talking about. I think it's a step in the right direction but it's evolutionary not revolutionary.

It benefits all systems, but different ways. If you have a CPU bottleneck because of weak CPU or you are running multiple GPUs it will greatly reduce the CPU bottleneck. If you have what I would call a balanced system that mostly is GPU bound then your frame times are roughly half of what DX11 delivers and you can see upto 100% higher minimum fps. This translates to a much much smoother gameplay experience. You do get slightly high max fps, but it's min fps that is the key benefit of Mantle.
 
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News Comments > Mythic Entertainment Closed
23. Re: Mythic Entertainment Closed May 30, 2014, 11:08 Despoiler
 
Kythlyn wrote on May 29, 2014, 22:00:
I still consider DAoC one of the all time great MMORPGs.

It's one of the all time greats even if you didn't play it. It is the game that broke Everquest's dominance in MMOs. It was the MMO that started addressing the unnecessary tedious elements found in EQ that people hated. That in turn started the trend of all MMOs after it to continue removing "tedious" elements from gameplay for better or worse. <cough WoW> It changed the MMO landscape dramatically. That's on top of having arguably the best PvP of any 3D MMO. UO is still legendary being the first graphic PvP MMO.
 
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News Comments > DirectX 12 Announced
18. Re: DirectX 12 Announced Mar 20, 2014, 21:43 Despoiler
 
Creston wrote on Mar 20, 2014, 21:07:
Direct3D 12 is the API you’ve been waiting for.

Yeah, not really.

Direct3D 12 works across all the Microsoft devices you care about.

As long as they have Windows 8.1 installed.

Win9....
 
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News Comments > MS Planning DirectX 12
46. Re: MS Planning DirectX 12 Mar 6, 2014, 12:44 Despoiler
 
DX12 can't be a superset of DX11 like 11 was of 10. They need to rebuild DX from the ground up in order to make it a modern API that solves its inherent problems (little to no CPU scaling, API overhead, and driver overhead). Make no mistake, MS is going to talk about the future and not what actually exists. It's going to sound an awful lot like what Mantle delivers now. It will be available on the next version of Windows. These GDC talks are MS getting beat to the punch, trying to get back into the fight, all before the ref counts to 10. It's typical Microsoft.  
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News Comments > "Stunning" Nitrous Engine Impressions
22. Re: Jan 9, 2014, 12:29 Despoiler
 
AMD has 38% of the market right now and it's going up.

The Stardock engine supports DX11 also, but DX is so horribly inefficient compared to Mantle it's not worth showing off.

The lead devs for Stardock said that the hardware abstraction layer in Mantle is capable of working with an Nvidia GPU. It's not going to have optimizations, but the core is there for it to work on any GPU.

RIP DX and good riddance!
 
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Beta Drivers
2. Re: AMD Catalyst Beta Drivers Oct 29, 2013, 15:13 Despoiler
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 29, 2013, 14:09:
Beta drivers? Everyone assumed that DICE and AMD had their shit together since they were partnered up and everything.


Everything is a beta driver unless it's an WHQL release. Nvidia has the exact same release system.
 
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