Fion wrote on May 30, 2013, 15:33:
I see a mention of the next consoles having 8g of memory, but isn't that 'shared' memory? IE memory used as both system RAM and video card memory. That isn't remotely the same thing as 8g of dedicated vram.
kanniballl wrote on May 27, 2013, 13:30:HorrorScope wrote on May 27, 2013, 13:11:kanniballl wrote on May 27, 2013, 13:00:TurdFergasun wrote on May 27, 2013, 12:42:
still the fact remains you could build a much stronger ITX gaming computer that probably cools much better, for much much less, of course with the x51 you can be a total noob, and stay one, but have a computer, i guess there's that.
I got a decent deal through my company. So I got a nice 27" IPS screen, a maxed out Alienware X51 with SSD drive, Bose companion speakers, for a little over a grand. All of that combined for a little over a grand... hard to beat that price. I could probably have saved a little building on my own but why bother.
I don't use it on my TV often, it's my main rig and only takes up a little space on my desk.
That's cool. But for general discussion I would think using retail prices off their web-site is fair game. A great deal obviously could alter any decision.
My bit was more towards the "of course with the x51 you can be a total noob, and stay one, but have a computer, i guess there's that."
Bad manners. Especially since some people are tired of making their own rigs.
deqer wrote on May 25, 2013, 21:33:Steele Johnson wrote on May 25, 2013, 20:53:Sure, but they're going to abuse that right to take advantage of you.
Any company has the right to know how often their users use their software.
I see it as an invasion of privacy for the consumer.
BobBob wrote on May 20, 2013, 16:11:
A) A kids throws a baseball, 3 strikes, takes out the batter. Good job! You saw how the pros do it. You can do it too! You can aspire to be great! The crowd joins in cheering the kid.
B) A kid throws a baseball, 3 strikes, takes out the batter. You just copied that guy you saw on TV! You are so fake! You do not deserve any sort of praise. I cannot believe anyone would cheer you on!
Which person are you?
NKD wrote on May 18, 2013, 13:03:Redmask wrote on May 18, 2013, 12:53:
The thing about 50/50 guesses...they don't make you some sort of visionary
Cutter is one of those vaccinations cause autism clowns? El oh fucking el.
The real reason Cutter thinks he's always right is that every time he is right, he points it out. Every time he is wrong, no one gives enough fucks to call him on it. Someone could literally go through his post history and list hundreds of times he was wrong, but he knows no one is going to waste that kind of time on him.
Plus, like you said, even a broken clock is right twice a day. If you say everything sucks and everything is going to fail in an industry wher e most things do suck, and most things do fail, you're hardly showing any kind of special insight. You're just making the safe bet.
Burrito of Peace wrote on May 16, 2013, 09:32:
I'd rather see a game about Dickwolves.
netnerd85 wrote on May 15, 2013, 10:43:InBlack wrote on May 15, 2013, 10:31:No because people just vote 0 or 10 these days.nin wrote on May 15, 2013, 10:10:avianflu wrote on May 15, 2013, 10:02:
Notably, Metacritic forces game devs to look at an aggregate of gamer's scores. Something that game devs generally dont bother doing or dont like doing.
And there it is on one web page that EVERYBODY knows about in the gaming industry.
That aggregate gamer score doesnt express everything important of course, but it says something about the desirability of a particular game to consumers.
Metacritic for all of its faults offers insights into the game consumer's mind that arent offered in any other way.
Warren should realize that metacritic can be a useful tool for game devs, if taken with a grain of salt.
I use it as a jumping off point for various industry reviews, but there's no way in hell I'd read the end user side...
Yeah but say a game you were thinking about buying got 50% user score on metacritic. IE half the users who tried it wrote unfavorable reviews on it. Wouldnt that strike you as particularly damning? You can say a lot of things about particular reviews and 0 point reviews and 10/10 reviews, but the average score rarely lies when you have a large enough sample.
Note: Im talking about user reviews, not paid 'professional' reviews.
It should just be did you enjoy the game or not. That's all people want to know. If they enjoy XX game with they enjoy this XX game. People will make up their own mind about price (I hope/believe).
Ward wrote on May 14, 2013, 18:05:
take your pick
Rest In Peace Diablo Franchise, Alas you died to young
Happy Birthday Wow Jr.
Grim Dawn almost in Alpha WILL be the REAL D3 (i sure hope so, and so far is looking like it)
Acleacius wrote on May 13, 2013, 12:20:
Canada is one of the, if not the only nation without a national financial securities regulatory system and it might not even matter. In the US we had one of the strongest corporate financial regulation systems for about 40 years. At least till 1980 and now it's been captured by corporate malicious malfeasants.
LittleMe wrote on May 9, 2013, 12:54:
We live in a tyrannical socialist state. Don't underestimate the current degree of human insanity.