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News Comments > Quote of the Day
39. Re: Quote of the Day Oct 2, 2015, 13:32 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 30, 2015, 03:32:
Lastly, some of us want to support our platform of choice, we want it to become what it used to be. I can't think of a better way than boycotting console releases and purchasing only PC games.

Why? Who cares. I really like gaming on my PC and all the support it needs is me buying games and building systems. It doesn't need some sort of product evangelism pc master race type stuff. You don't need to boycott consoles for the PC to do well. There are some great games on the consoles you can't get anywhere else but whatever, its your money.

I like gaming in general more than I like platform wars or whatever is going on here.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 2, 2015, 10:34 Verno
 
I didn't like Genisys. The PG-13 ratings for movies like that just hurt it. It requires a lot of jump cutting, annoying edits and Marvel style fighting that feels like its just missing a POW bubble. It's hard to take the action seriously when there's no stakes. The story is absurd in every Terminator film but past entries did a better job of exploring the morality of technologies at play when they were made. I understand why they wanted Arnie in but it felt really forced. They had more relatable themes of fate and our ability to shape the future. The new movie feels more like a shitty amusement park ride.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA Relaunches Cloud Gaming
38. Re: NVIDIA Relaunches Cloud Gaming Oct 2, 2015, 09:48 Verno
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 1, 2015, 14:24:
Way to generalize, there. Most current gen consoles have absolutely NO problem giving 60fps at 720p. It's when they get up to 1080p when they have trouble and not because the APU can't handle it, but rather, in Xbone's case anyway, the way they have video ram (or ESRAM) implemented. A paltry 512megs of it ain't gonna get you far. The APU in the PS4 has no problem with games, assuming the dev actually knows what the hell they're doing! As for PC-based APU's, I have an A6 (which has an equivalent HD6350) with 4gb of DDR3 and it has no trouble playing 1080p video, or playing anything up to 'AAA' graphics heavy games in 1080p. The Witcher3 and GTA5 have some trouble without pulling the options down a tad, but then again, my 7850 has trouble with it, too, at 1680x1050. And have I owned nVidia? Would you like to see the box of nVidia Geforce256, GF2MX's, GF3's and TNT2's and RIVA's I have sitting next to me? Aside from them, I have two laptops with 670M's. So yes, I've used nVidia, and I don't like them one bit.

I don't find this to be true and I own current gen consoles. Many games struggle to meet stable framerates and almost all of them make sacrifices in detail toggles. The GPU in the consoles is 2 generations old already and frankly wasn't that impressive to begin with. It's just a testament to optimization and lower level access to the hardware that devs get the results they do. The A6s are pieces of crap. Last time I used one it couldn't even manage a stable 30fps at 720p with low details in Alien: Isolation. They're fine for playing little indie games but 1080p AAA nope and Anandtech agrees.

The Xbox One has 32MB of ESRAM by the way, not 512MB. It's essentially a cache that is theoretically faster but requires more grunt work from devs. It also has a slightly weaker GPU than the PS4. I'm not even sure why people are talking about consoles when discussing videocards. Supplying those has more to do with contractual negotiation than anything else, it has no bearing on who has better parts. Intel, Nvidia and AMD have all previously supplied consoles.

AMD gutted its driver division and only seems to send out WHQL releases once a year at this stage. I don't mind installing betas but even those seem to take too long vs Nvidia. Their latest cards run hot as hell and eat power. The only saving grace is some clever cooling designs from third parties. I have no real confidence in buying them right now, to me the only reason to bother is price. The only compelling card in their lineup is the R9 Nano for people doing living room builds. What they have going for them is price but if they keep channel dumping they're just going to confuse the market.

I want a better AMD so that Nvidia is forced to compete but they're not investing a lot back into the business and don't seem to have a plan for the future. I wouldn't be shocked if they're gone within a few years at this rate.
 
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News Comments > Project Spark Going Free
4. Re: Project Spark Going Free Sep 29, 2015, 15:23 Verno
 
This a precursor to it being put out to pasture. They killed the community off with absurd microtransactions early on.  
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News Comments > etc.
6. Re: etc. Sep 29, 2015, 13:06 Verno
 
Rossini wrote on Sep 29, 2015, 11:16:
Colin Cowherd - who refers to himself as "The Herd"

All I needed to know about this guy right there.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 29, 2015, 12:57 Verno
 
$299 or bust for Xbox One bundles, $349 is meh for the offerings and its problems.  
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
48. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 28, 2015, 10:54 Verno
 
Malware authors can use virustotal too fellas  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2015, 10:03 Verno
 
http://komodoide.com/

The basic editor is free.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Progression Details
11. Re: Fallout 4 Progression Details Sep 25, 2015, 11:00 Verno
 
Task wrote on Sep 25, 2015, 09:54:
If this were reddit or youtube, I'm sure I would be downvoted into Oblivion for not liking FO4 that much. *Shrug* I got burned out though from pre-ordering FO3 back in 2008 and then Skyrim, so my excitement for Beth games has diminished considerably.

Nah the only people I see downvoted at reddit are trolls. I post contrary opinions there all the time, for the most part as long as you write well or at least support your points you'll have no issues.

Anyways I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt here and I like seeing companies try new things. I was never that attached to the skill system and balance stuff from FO3.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 25, 2015, 10:23 Verno
 
Christ not that Bob dog again. My girlfriends family breeds golden retrievers and won't stop linking that shit to me. I don't want a goldie I don't care how much your family loves them, shit is like a cult. I might get a little punter shih tzu just to piss them off at this point, they hate small dogs apparently.  
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News Comments > Chris Avellone Writing for Divinity: Original Sin II
2. Re: Chris Avellone Writing for Divinity: Original Sin II Sep 25, 2015, 10:16 Verno
 
I thought the dialogue in D:OS was dreadful so this can only be an improvement.  
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News Comments > Source 2 Running on Vulkan
34. Re: Source 2 Running on Vulkan Sep 25, 2015, 09:27 Verno
 
I'm running SteamOS at home on an HTPC and its alright but not something I could ever see end users delving into. You pretty much need another Windows box to stream games from, the library support is awful right now even with "1500 games". I have 20 years of experience with everything from Solaris to FreeBSD to Linux and there are aspects of this that annoy me, let alone the average twitch streamer or something. We're talking niche of a niche here.

I think the competition is essential but I don't see it going anywhere any time soon.
 
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
7. Re: Quote of the Day Sep 25, 2015, 08:38 Verno
 
Cyanotetyphas wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 22:17:
There was a good video awhile back that made a good case against us ever seeing HL3. It basically argued that they have nothing to gain financially from releasing considering the position they are in with Steam, so it's not worth the possible (or inevitable) fan backlash if it is disappointing.

That's not how Valve works though and even if it were true, that same logic works for it being released. If they have nothing to lose because Steam is a money printing operation then it won't hurt to release the game either.

I just want to see anything with a 3 in it released. TF3, L4D3, whatever.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
15. Re: Into the Black Sep 24, 2015, 14:35 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 02:24:
Standards have fallen and Ridley Scott can go fuck himself with continuing that crapola. Hey, if it makes him happy though who am I to judge? In the age of MegaTransformers VIII, and Cockingjay or whatever I guess there is room for one more dissappointing sci-fi franchise.

Hyperbole much right back at you. Prometheus has many problems but don't even put it on the same level as Michael Bay shit.
 
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News Comments > Source 2 Running on Vulkan
13. Re: Source 2 Running on Vulkan Sep 24, 2015, 13:47 Verno
 
It was a pretty simple example to illustrate that Microsoft can do many things but it doesn't mean it will. They don't need to do anything to Vulkan other than iterate on DX12. It's not in their best interest anyway as Microsoft has an increasingly multiplatform future in mind where it needs to live with even Vulkan apps and harming cross compat will just bite them in the ass. Feel free to fuel your imagination but the reality is going to be pretty mundane.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 24, 2015, 11:54 Verno
 
Making $5600 off lightning in a bottle is pretty depressing. While I don't think they should be rewarded in perpetuity there should be a better balance than this. Dudes making youtube videos about games make more than that.  
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News Comments > Source 2 Running on Vulkan
7. Re: Source 2 Running on Vulkan Sep 24, 2015, 11:34 Verno
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 24, 2015, 09:52:
How the fuck can they beat Microsoft's lobby? No way they can. And even if they do get developers on board, Microsoft can simply choose to disable any support for Vulcan on Windows machines. Game over.

They could also prevent Steam from running but they didn't do that either. Regardless of what your personal feelings are about Microsoft they're a fairly benign platform holder in this sort of regard thanks to all of the anti-competitive lawsuits from the past.

They will compete through DX12, not by disabling Vulkan or something equally silly.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Dogmeat Trailers
35. Re: Fallout 4 Dogmeat Trailers Sep 24, 2015, 09:33 Verno
 
They've already given official statements on how mods are going to be handled and its exactly the same as prior games. There should be no real controversy about this. If mod authors want to monetize their stuff in some way then that's up to them but Bethesda won't be officially doing it. We get the Creation Kit and all that as normal, this was already reported on.

The consoles will have some sort of weird curated mod crap but its through their respective marketplaces and probably deals directly with authors, I doubt Bethesda gets anything out of it. I wouldn't be shocked if it doesn't materialize either, mods can crash the game pretty easily and on consoles I don't know how they will deal with that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
25. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 23, 2015, 18:45 Verno
 
I'm already out and happy with the way it went. I'm sure I could've made more if I had taken more risk but my adviser said to just short it and now I've got a few vacations paid for.

My brother is more like you Lith, he does extensive research into the fundamentals, looks in depth at how much money is raised through shareholder equity vs debt, the management core and all that. It's not my forte so I leave it up to the experts for the most part. The auto industry in general is a bit too volatile for my taste, particularly with EVs coming online in a big way over the next 10 years.

Anyways interesting to see how it all shakes out.
 
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News Comments > MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8
8. Re: MS Kills Safedisc DRM in Win 7 & 8 Sep 23, 2015, 10:48 Verno
 
Asmodai wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 10:20:
Verno wrote on Sep 23, 2015, 09:54:
Good riddance to this shitty form of DRM.

While I agree that it in particular, and drm in general, are awful, there are still a number of older games that people may wish to play that will no longer work without hacking the system.

Players should probably just get fixed .exe's, but I can't really see why this change is being made now. Far too late to matter...

They're probably just cleaning up and deprecating old services. I doubt this will affect many people and those that are affected have easy work arounds. They can't keep it around forever and since its DRM I'm quite happy to see it go.

Now if they can kill all of their lame Xbox on PC shit.
 
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