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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 17, 2018, 11:44 Verno
 
TechSpot is getting as bad as the fucking gallery websites. A multiple part story for something that could be easily covered in a page or two? Ok then.  
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News Comments > PC FINAL FANTASY XV in March; Specs [Updated]
23. Re: PC FINAL FANTASY XV in March; Specs [Updated] Jan 17, 2018, 11:29 Verno
 
And while FF15 does feel rushed at the end, I didn't feel as if I got sold half a game for the money I spent.

When massive chunks of the story are missing and have to be patched in later and necessary backstory is omitted in favor of DLC, I don't know what else to call that. I actually quit playing at one point to wait for story and feature additions. Is there enough value there for the money? Sure it exists but I wouldn't call its release a finished game by any means.

I'm the worlds biggest FF apologist but this release was FF13 with somehow less polish and incomplete story. Waiting for the inevitable FF15-2 announcement to milk this cow even more.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 17, 2018, 11:03 Verno
 
People will just retreat to spouting BLOCKCHAIN! over and over as if that explains away any of the problems with these idiotic crypto schemes. Yes yes we all get that blockchain technology is new and exciting and might have a lot of business applicability but that doesn't excuse the idiotic speculation driving this absurd bubble. Tulip bulbs all over again.  
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News Comments > Fable Return Rumor
3. Re: Fable Return Rumor Jan 17, 2018, 11:00 Verno
 
Fable never really fulfilled its potential and frankly I think they would be better investing in entirely new IP. They had what, 3-4 Fable games already? 3 mainline and 1 stupid offshoot or something like that.  
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News Comments > PC FINAL FANTASY XV in March; Specs [Updated]
21. Re: PC FINAL FANTASY XV in March; Specs [Updated] Jan 17, 2018, 09:12 Verno
 
Task wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 18:17:
When people state that a publisher/developer cuts content, does one mean to say they think they did it on purpose? I mean FF15 was in development for a long time, at some point a developer has to say 'ok, we have to test what we have and prepare for release, we won't have time to add other planned additions in this phase.' Considering how much DLC it appears they added for this game, I don't think it would have possible to include all of that on release, including what appears to be additional story parts rather than dress up dlc.

You know what, in normal circumstances ok but gimme a break with this garbage. It was in development for 10 fucking years! It was restarted twice! Of course they could have waited a year to include all of the DLC they shipped but they didn't want to, they had angry shareholders to appease. They totally fucking screwed the pooch.

They're selling a season pass for this shit but planning to offer even more DLC outside of it. This is AFTER their colossal fuckups. They have literally admitted this is a business strategy for them now. So yeah, fuck no they don't get any of the usual "derp derp devs have to make content cutoff deadlines" excuses. They are just being greedy and I hope it really bites them in the ass down the line. I'm a huge FF diehard and I'm not going to touch the next one because of this nonsense. They shipped a fucking bizarre, half finished title and charged for the completion of it. Fuck that!
 
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News Comments > PC FINAL FANTASY XV in March; Specs [Updated]
6. Re: PC FINAL FANTASY XV Next Month; Specs Jan 16, 2018, 13:00 Verno
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Jan 16, 2018, 11:36:
It was a solid addition to the franchise but nothing spectacular and, as a fan of the series, although you came to like the characters and their boy band feel, they were largely forgettable with very shallow back stories and almost no mystery. The open world, dungeons, and combat were highly enjoyable however. Just nothing of note to make a lasting impression like some previous titles.

My biggest criticism is that a lot of the "big moments" in the story fall flat or happen off screen and you are told about them through just talking to random NPCs. Where the game starts you off with a good open world experience and group mechanics, the second half of the game is literally on rails (you spend a good portion of it riding a train), limited environments, and all your group/character building is thrown out the window till the very end. The story wraps up nicely, but the second half of the game needed a lot more love.

There was no real depth to the combat system. 1, 5, even 20 hours into the game it just plays exactly the same with no real progression. It's OK and even threatens to be fun sometimes but it just goes nowhere interesting. The story doesn't make a lot of sense unless you buy all of the DLC, watch 2 fucking movies and read the in-game "lore". The game also has one of the worst battle camera implementations of all time.

The amount of cut content was just absurd and I can't support Square anymore with that kind of shit going on. Their new CEO even said that's the norm and fuck that. They can learn to make games on a regular schedule instead of over 10 years and being forced to ration out content to make back their lavish budgets.

The bullshit they did at release was hilarious too, can only accept 1 hunt at a time fuck right off.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Why Building a Gaming PC Right Now Is a Bad Idea, Part 1- Expensive DDR4 Memory Jan 15, 2018, 13:12 Verno
 
Nucas wrote on Jan 15, 2018, 12:32:
my computer, built alongside the pyramids of egypt, finally bit the dirt and this is the first time in my life that it looks like a better idea to buy a pre-built than just put together a machine.

as an aside i'm kind of disappointed to see that for straight gaming, even with meltdown, intel still rules the roost. i guess i had a subconscious bias to see AMD return to the glory days of the athlon but head-to-head comparisons of the 8600k and 1700 just don't make the purchase make sense.

Yeah for sure. Some videocards are practically the price of an entire prebuilt that includes the same fuckin card! Even if you had to toss the shitty PSU or HD you're probably still coming out ahead as opposed to buying it all individually.

I made the same decision with Intel vs AMD by the way. Ryzen was interesting and the price was right but they're still not there yet. I was building a big server so the high core and thread count looked attractive but AMD has all sorts of buggy shit with GPU passthru that has gone unaddressed for months.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 15, 2018, 12:29 Verno
 
I built a big VM server to replace my current gaming PC and man, shit isn't cheap anymore. The memory alone was 400, fucking ridiculous. At least I had most of the other components on hand. I sold a 1070 awhile ago at a profit somehow, GPU crpto mining is fucking stupid.  
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
77. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 14:05 Verno
 
"Why wont they see things my way?!" isn't really going to get you anywhere in this political climate. Just go find someone electable and support them in 2020. Get involved in local politics. Donate actual money to a political campaign. Trying to brow beat Beaver into agreeing with you is uh LOL. He's trolling you anyway, he believes none of it.

Protip - NOT FUCKING OPRAH
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 12, 2018, 13:48 Verno
 
Holidays + PUBG + X launch and huge discounts on the S. Microsoft has outsold the PS4 before, the question is can they keep up the momentum? I doubt it.

Neither company outsold Nintendo last month.
 
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
72. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 13:44 Verno
 
"truth weather" is the new catchphrase of this thread  
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
69. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 13:40 Verno
 
Yifes wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 13:09:
The conservative establishment fought him yes, but the moment he became the GOP nominee the conservatives lost their balls and sucked up. You have more sycophants like Christie than people like McCain. The fact that the majority of conservatives stoop so low as to continually support Trump is what's sad.

"Lost their balls", not really, they just straight up "lost" to Trump. Asking a political party to sit around for the next 4-8 years and not wield power that they hold isn't terribly realistic. Most of these people have to answer to their constituents and whatever corporate interests put them there.

I guess they could stage some sort of bizarre impeachment scenario though on what grounds, I have no idea. Then we'll get....President Pence, assuming Trump is able to be removed from office over whatever he was charged with. I'm not sure people are being careful about they wish for here
 
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News Comments > ESA Rebukes President Trump
55. Re: ESA Rebukes President Trump Jan 12, 2018, 13:05 Verno
 
Yifes wrote on Jan 12, 2018, 12:54:
The fact that conservatives stooped so low to support him is what's sad for America.

Not really, Trump basically stole the nomination and bulled his way into the presidency. The Conservative establishment fought him every step of the way until it was too late to do anything. Trump essentially hijacked the Republican party and made utter fools of the Dems as well.

The ESA rebuking anyone is pretty amusing stuff though. The industry's shill service that defends gambling sold to minors is upset on moral grounds hahaha.

 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
39. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 11, 2018, 12:51 Verno
 
ventry wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 23:19:
BEN SHAPIRO 2024!!!!
(After Trump has had his second term) LOL!

Are you kidding or serious?
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Remastered for PCs?
4. Re: Dark Souls Remastered for PCs? Jan 11, 2018, 11:27 Verno
 
Fucking hell, I will have to double dip now. Loved this shit.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
21. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 10, 2018, 15:24 Verno
 
NKD wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 11:21:
Ugh the Oprah thing is awful.

We're learning a tough lesson in why you want a politician and not an outsider in the big chair. The job is simply too big for someone who has to rely in a crash course on politics. Your "outsider" simply becomes a rubber stamp being guided by the flattery of sycophants because they don't have enough confidence in their knowledge to actually LEAD.

Plus the amount of snake oil and stupidity that Oprah has signal boosted over the years is unforgiveable.

The Dems put her up and it'll be a fucking disaster. I'd rather vote for Shillary than Oprah.


Oprah would be the worst possible choice I can dream up...except for maybe Miley Cyrus.

You're right though about being careful with predictions. As Gibbon said:

"During many ages, the prediction, as it is usual, contributed to its own accomplishment."

 
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News Comments > NVIDIA BFGD Revealed
35. Re: NVIDIA BFGD Revealed Jan 10, 2018, 12:04 Verno
 
Yeah I do this as well. My house has Cat6 drops in every room and I have a Steam Link connected to my TV via the internal gigabit network. Performance and latency is pretty much flawless. There's still some games I prefer to play in the chair though, doesn't hurt that I have an Aeron at home  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 10, 2018, 09:44 Verno
 
Err I hate to be cynical but it looks shallow as a puddle and like a giant vehicle for microtransactions. When was the last time Rare made a good game again?  
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News Comments > NVIDIA BFGD Revealed
33. Re: NVIDIA BFGD Revealed Jan 9, 2018, 15:27 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 05:01:
$8K strikes me as a bit high, but $3K I could see easily. Maybe even $4K.

I think he was kidding but yeah I agree, I can easily see 3k considering it includes both gsync and a Shield Tegra SoC. About the only thing that would keep the price down is the fact that they didn't go with an OLED panel.

Nvidia needs to sort out their frame cadence and HDR color profile issues with the Shield but they've been very good about updating it so hopefully those get resolved soon.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 9, 2018, 14:14 Verno
 
Fion wrote on Jan 9, 2018, 14:10:
I don't use my smart phone very much on purpose. I don't participate in social media because of these issues, and my dislike of how much they track you, listen to your conversations, etc.

My smartphone is handy as a tool but I try to use it sparingly just because its so easy to dive into constant distraction. It's really just a mobile PC at this point so it has all of the same advantages and disadvantages.

Social media on the other hand adds no value to my life, its an endless ocean of cat photos, memes and make believe lifestyle photos. I maintain an account on FB for work related stuff and to interact with a few backwards relatives but that's about it. I check it maybe once every few weeks and never find I'm missing much.
 
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