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News Comments > Resident Evil 7 biohazard Released
10. Re: Resident Evil 7 biohazard Released Jan 24, 2017, 15:00 Wallshadows
 
Bought it last night and it's a real treat! There's a lot of nostalgia for those who have played the first title such as the location, atmosphere, and puzzles all while giving you a Texas Chainsaw: Body Horror Edition experience.

I'm not a big fan of where the series is but it almost feels like a spin-off. There are amazing little drops of information scattered about which call back to the first and yet you're dealing with present issues as well so it feels really good even for someone like me who gets butthurt any time someone talks about 4, 5 and 6.

I'm probably 10% done... maybe 15% with three hours of taking my sweet time and I don't have any desire to stop.

... the lip syncing is kind of really bad though and there are times where my FPS just dives to single frames for a moment then back to normal.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 24, 2017, 08:36 Wallshadows
 
Even if they hit Haswell IPC which was suggested quite some time ago then that's still comfortably close to Kaby Lake. If they can offset the ~10% performance difference by keeping their products 11% cheaper then they'll be fine with anything more being way more bang for your buck.

If anything, it'll give us something to talk about in the otherwise stagnant CPU market and hopefully create a price war along the way.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Postmortem
18. Re: Diablo III Postmortem Jan 24, 2017, 08:22 Wallshadows
 
When you turn yourself in to a meme and having that meme be the best way to describe the failure of the game: the game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2017, 13:06 Wallshadows
 
He basically said the same thing over and over again while Pence grew an enormous hardon when Trump said they'll eradicate Muslim extremists while Obama looked like he couldn't believe what he was hearing.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 15, 2017, 15:21 Wallshadows
 
nin wrote on Jan 15, 2017, 15:17:
FloorPie wrote on Jan 15, 2017, 15:00:
All hail Astroneer!

What's the deal with that one? I watched a let's play the other night, and it reminded me a lot of the launch of NMS (with it's shitton of resource collection). Does it get better? What do you do besides collect and attach a string of buildings (maybe the LPer I watched just sucked at it)?


Looks like the usual early-access voxel-based survival game which is the latest flavor of the month among streamers of that genre. It's also $20.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Jan 15, 2017, 13:38 Wallshadows
 
Nostalrius did a lot of good things for the vanilla crowd. They released working content which other private servers could only dream of and were able to become the most influential service until they bowed to Blizzard likely in hopes of gaining favor to bring it back as an officially-endorsed product.

They've essentially buried all the hard work they've done and ruined their name in one post. I wouldn't be surprised if they were doing this to make amends for the underhanded shit they did after Blizzard remained unmoved by the subject and are somehow still hoping for a positive outcome.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 13, 2017, 11:32 Wallshadows
 
Pecked to death by ducks.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 11, 2017, 17:34 Wallshadows
 
Apparently they're working on quad core processors with SMP disabled so even deeper penetration potential in the low-end market which is typically dominated by the i3.

Interesting times ahead.
 
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News Comments > Resident Evil 7 biohazard Film Tie-in for Consoles
8. Re: Resident Evil 7 biohazard Film Tie-in for Consoles Jan 10, 2017, 13:29 Wallshadows
 
Jivaro wrote on Jan 10, 2017, 12:39:
I am good at turning my brain off when required. My wife will confirm that. Movies like Resident Evil are brainless movies. (zombie puns for the win baby!) Applying your brain to them will inevitably ruin them, but I totally get that for some people that's a deal breaker. I think I just have a built in tolerance for plot holes and weak scripts in certain genres, like fantasy and sci-fi. Other genres, like romantic comedy or documentaries, I would have nearly zero tolerance for such things. Sure, you could make an argument that the script is more important in movies that tend to use less special affects and are set in reality but I think my patience has more to do with growing up with some seriously bad "B" cult films being the backbone of my sci-fi and fantasy movie experience.

I have a fairly high tolerance when it comes to turning my brain off especially with horror since there are so many shitters out there which require you to do so but in this case I really can't. Up until four, the Resident Evil video game-verse was easily my favorite so to see them get absolutely mangled on screen by Paul garbage fire Anderson just makes me more and more salty with each new release.

Meanwhile, I can plow through Lance Henriksen's finest B-grade material and love nearly every minute.
 
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News Comments > Resident Evil 7 biohazard Film Tie-in for Consoles
4. Re: Resident Evil 7 biohazard Film Tie-in for Consoles Jan 10, 2017, 10:41 Wallshadows
 
Dentorro wrote on Jan 10, 2017, 10:22:
not saying these movies are timeless classics or anything, but beeing a fan of zombie movies/games and stuff, I think these are worth watching, seen a lot worse movies with better reviews.

I'll give the first film some credit for being alright in spite of having its fair share of eye-rolling moments because Milla is an awful actress when she's given more lines than "multipass" but it went completely off the rails from that point on. The second film was nostalgic for all the wrong reasons but once it hit the third film and turned in to Mad Maxine with psychic powers I just shut it off and walked away from the franchise.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 10, 2017, 10:19 Wallshadows
 
They're still trying to bolt down reference clock rates and voltage while running modified Fiji drivers so who knows where Vega will be when it releases.  
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News Comments > Resident Evil 7 biohazard Film Tie-in for Consoles
1. Re: Resident Evil 7 biohazard Film Tie-in for Consoles Jan 10, 2017, 10:08 Wallshadows
 
They could pay me to get the movie and I still wouldn't.  
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News Comments > New AMD Radeon Crimson ReLive Drivers
4. Re: New AMD Radeon Crimson ReLive Drivers Jan 9, 2017, 20:39 Wallshadows
 
There's still the ridiculous issue of memory being locked to 150mhz in WattMan if you have a dual monitor setup. Might also be a problem with Afterburner but I need it for the custom fan profile.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2017, 17:41 Wallshadows
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 16:24:
Executives being charged? I won't hold my breath waiting to see if they get convicted.

As punishment, he'll have to drive an AMC Gremlin.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2017, 13:03 Wallshadows
 
Tom Hardy's new series "Taboo" is looking to be one hell of a ride.  
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News Comments > U.K. Sales Charts
2. Re: U.K. Sales Charts Jan 9, 2017, 10:50 Wallshadows
 
Kajetan wrote on Jan 9, 2017, 09:01:
No1? That must be all the folks, who vowed to never buy another CoD game, as long as it comes with a SF setting. Apparantly, old habits die hard ...

Isn't the remastered version of MW still tied to this bunduru? That could maybe account for some of the sales. Maybe.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 8, 2017, 13:46 Wallshadows
 
MSI has 20 AM4 boards ready to be shipped too. They must be pretty confident in the platform. Also gives a good features rundown.

Source

Flood the market to keep initial availability high and the gouging low is fine in my books.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2017, 13:38 Wallshadows
 
I can't say that I've ever really been a Bowie fan outside of being the Goblin King. His music has a strangely unique flow and sound to it which doesn't really do anything for me in most cases. It always makes me feel nostalgic to the 80s too even though I barely knew the 80s and his career started in the 60s.

It's all very strange but maybe that strangeness is what made him great.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 8, 2017, 12:35 Wallshadows
 
Here's the deal. If AMD can sell a 4c/8t processor and board combo for less than what it'll cost for a 6700k ($450+ CAD) while delivering Haswell+ performance as initially expected then that'll spark my interest since I'm still on an i3. I think it'll be possible since you don't have to pay a premium for bullshit like unlocked cores and specific boards but it may require more patience since there will likely be high demand and even higher gouging for some time.

Linus did some coverage from CES for a snippet which gives a rough comparison between the 8c/16t model and a 6900k in BF1 along with streaming. Apparently it's within ~95% of the 6900k without the cpu boost so imagine the price:performance ratio if they throw it out in to the wild with a $500 - $700 price tag along with the trickle-down effect in to their lower-tiered processors in comparison to Intel.

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News Comments > World War II Online Coming to Steam
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 8, 2017, 12:20 Wallshadows
 
ShakyJake wrote on Jan 8, 2017, 07:42:
Then again, driving an especially slow tank for over half an hour to get into the action just to be knocked out within a minute of getting into the fight... not so much.

I can appreciate this far more than I can in games like Battlefield 1 where it takes about a half-dozen direct hits from an anti-tank rifle before it stops. God damn horses.
 
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