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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Jul 22, 2016, 03:17 Lord Tea
 
The System Shock headline has a duplicate in the morning consolidation...  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
4. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 22, 2016, 03:14 Lord Tea
 
nin wrote on Jul 21, 2016, 10:30:
MacLeod wrote on Jul 21, 2016, 10:25:
I want to back the System Shock kickstarter... but I have a weird feeling about it. Not sure why. Plus they've been vague about which engine actual development will use and we're less than a week out without any actual update on their plans for the VR portion of the game.

Judging by their stretchgoals, I think they expected a bigger turn out. But the engine part is a little troubling, and I wish they'd settle that.

I see the ps4 port as less of a favor to backers than trying to get it onto as many formats as they can, to generate income.

That's exactly how I see it... and reason for me not to spend money on this KS. SS was never meant for consoles and what are they doing now? Delay the release because of the PS4 version that no one even wanted in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 21, 2016, 02:39 Lord Tea
 
With EVGA, What You See is What You Get.

On my GTX 970 SSC I even got what I didn't see:

A neutered memory bus, 500 MB of slow as ass crap RAM

... and my decision to avoid NV products in the near future.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Summer Sale
8. Re: GOG.com Summer Sale Jun 9, 2016, 03:17 Lord Tea
 
Tachikoma wrote on Jun 9, 2016, 02:36:
This sale shows how overpriced GOG has become. Or maybe indie gaming in general? Everything under 5 quid has been like that already for ages, the rest is still fairly dear.

Also I guess I will never get used to the fact that you can come out and ask 40 pounds (60 bucks?) for a digitally downloaded product. It`s madness.

Yes, and since sales seem to be generally 10-20 percent more expensive on GOG than on Steam AND game support is waaaaaaay worse on GOG I've been ignoring GOG sales for quite some time. Examples:

Rebel Galaxy is now $11.39 on GOG, it was $9.99 on Steam a couple of days ago.

Certain games don't get updated on GOG. I've been waiting for the latest patch for Starpoint Gemini 2 on GOG and I still am. Even the developers say Steam is the "first priority platform"...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 1, 2016, 14:19 Lord Tea
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 13:39:
I really do hope AMD isn't just cherry-picking its benchmarks, even though it certainly appears they are. Nvidia NEEDS some real competition from them, even if it's not on the super top-end. I'm not going to be buying an AMD card, but Nvidia can't be left alone in the field.

And you really believe Nv is not cherry picking and cheating on their benchmarks? Same shit, different brand.


CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 13:32:
The AotS benchmark was not only cherrypicked but if you look closely at the gameplay presentation, you can even see that the game was visibly running at lower detail settings. That was really embarrassing and bordering on fraud.

I guess the point was to show that a Crossfire setup of two 480s can beat the GTX 1080 by 10% while looking worse but not MUCH worse.

Ummm... yay?

The $200 480 isn't meant to compete with either the 1070 or the 1080 but the GTX 980. Purpose of that CF demo: Throw in another 480 and get close to the performance of a single 1080 if needed (for only $400).
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 1, 2016, 12:57 Lord Tea
 
Too bad Vega is still months away and Nvidia has all the time in the world to cash in on the new high performance 1070s and 1080s. $199 for the RX 480 however is a kick in Nv's groin at the mainstream performance area. Looks like Nv won't have anything to compete with the RX 480 on the 29th.

I can't wait to see official benchmarks for a pair of RX 480 in CF. Those AotS numbers are nice and probably real but that benchmark seems to be cherry picked for their demonstration. Show us some other games please...

Some folks on here on BN have already chosen team Green - sure, throw all your money at Nv because this decision is going to cost you, especially if you can't (or don't want to) wait.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Patch
7. Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Patch May 30, 2016, 17:33 Lord Tea
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 30, 2016, 15:04:
I'm gonna buy a GTX 1080 later this year to enjoy the best possible experience the fully enhanced and patched up GOTY/EE version has to offer by then.

You might want to wait until AMD releases its new high end cards later this year.

Here is why: HardOCP's 1070 review... which tells me that DX12 still isn't properly supported on NV's latest (and very expensive) hardware. I was surprised to see HardOCP, a site that is traditionally biased towards NV clearly showing this AMD advantage. Besides, once new AMD hardware is released prices will drop. Just my 5c.
 
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News Comments > Memorial Day Mobilization
3. Re: Memorial Day Mobilization May 30, 2016, 17:14 Lord Tea
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 30, 2016, 15:21:
ASUS ANNOUNCES MOAR GARBAGE

Awesome.


Dramatically overpriced garbage in fact: Two thousand Dollars for a one USB port / 2.5 GHz dual core laptop. Shocked
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance May 26, 2016, 18:46 Lord Tea
 
Cutter wrote on May 26, 2016, 15:30:
Do they still insist on that nonsense of removing your shoes and belt? What a fucking joke.
Indeed. But when they started making me miss my connecting flights I stopped flying in the U. S. - resulting in airfares not spent on American airlines (five digit figure as of 2016). Congrats TSA.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1080 Review Roundup
64. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1080 Review Roundup May 18, 2016, 02:41 Lord Tea
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 17, 2016, 17:25:
Well you are right of course, 4k is a total niche yet, but I had hoped this might be a "buy it now and it lasts 5 to 10 years" card...

Still.. the 1070 benchmarks are the real interesting meat, since this card is 700$... that's about 300 orks more than I would ever pay for a GPU

Problem is: according to the posted (by NV) specs the 1070 is going to be significantly slower than the 1080 with approximately 2/3 of its performance (lower clocks, 1920 shaders vs 2560, only GDDR5 and presumably a crippled memory bus - NV kept alarmingly quiet about this). Price: $379.
So the 1070 will be slightly faster than a GTX980 but definitely slower than a 980Ti.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1080 Review Roundup
46. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1080 Review Roundup May 17, 2016, 17:11 Lord Tea
 
jdreyer wrote on May 17, 2016, 14:30:
Reference cards are now called "Founders Edition" and cost $200 more. LOL.

...which means that the 1080Ti "reference card" will probably cost you one grand.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Remastered Kickstarter Next Month
30. Re: System Shock Remastered Kickstarter Next Month May 17, 2016, 03:24 Lord Tea
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 16, 2016, 19:12:
Bumpy wrote on May 16, 2016, 17:28:
'Being made for Xbox One and PC'

That's all I needed to read. I'll pass.

Seconded. This is $4.99 Steam sale material at best. I'm not gonna fund Shitbox development via KS. LOL. The thought alone makes me want to puke.

Agreed. Not going to fund console garbage. Annoyed
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced
38. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced May 7, 2016, 19:23 Lord Tea
 
El Pit wrote on May 7, 2016, 17:10:
I am hoping that the memory of the 1070 will not be neutered like the 3.5 +0.5 GB disaster with the 970.

You bet it will. Mr. Huang called it a "feature", so it makes perfect sense to keep it. Expect some 7 + 1 GB cripple this time.

Fool me once, Nvidia, shame on you
Fool me twice, shame on me.

Not gonna happen though. AMD, here I come.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 26, 2016, 04:43 Lord Tea
 
How cute. Little Congress asked the three letter Behemoth a question and was expecting an honest answer... seriously? Sorry Congress, the NSA has become too big for your pathetic inquiries.

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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 26, 2016, 04:31 Lord Tea
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 25, 2016, 20:59:
I wish someone would clap off the Clapper.

Yup, that could make it easier for him to realise that his beloved NSA started this shit by forcing Snowden to run/hide in the first place.
 
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News Comments > Starpoint Gemini Warlords Early Access
3. Re: Starpoint Gemini Warlords Early Access Apr 15, 2016, 02:32 Lord Tea
 
Starpoint Gemini 2 never claimed to be a "Privateer"....

I played the main story up to a point at which the game didn't allow me to continue due to a nasty bug that they never fixed because only a few players encountered it. The game itself was pretty enjoyable though. The devs also released some free or reasonably priced addons for SG2. Support of the GOG version unfortunately was light years behind the Steam version. Several updates didn't even make it to GOG.

I for one will definitely get my hands on (the Steam version of) SGW sometime.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
14. Re: Sunday Metaverse Apr 11, 2016, 03:00 Lord Tea
 
Facebook Wants You to Post More About Yourself

Funny. So far FB has failed to create any desire for me to even register...
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 1, 2016, 02:39 Lord Tea
 
Fliers can expect massive security lines across the country, with airlines already warning passengers to arrive at least two hours early or risk missing their flight.

That's for domestic flights. For connecting international flights (incoming) make that five hours minimum. Because you will be spending three to four hours in line.
A better decision would be to avoid the U.S. as a tourist destination and skip the fucking monkey parade entirely.
 
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News Comments > Free Planetary Annihilation Keys
17. Re: Free Planetary Annihilation Keys Mar 16, 2016, 16:47 Lord Tea
 
descender wrote on Mar 16, 2016, 14:34:
"Sorry, we cannot check private or limited profiles" when you login to your Steam account.

It has to be able to see your profile when it checks the group membership.

Profile IS (was) public of course. They're on my list of spammers now, so no big deal.
 
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News Comments > Free Planetary Annihilation Keys
7. Re: Free Planetary Annihilation Keys Mar 16, 2016, 14:21 Lord Tea
 
WARNING: data/email mining attempt! DO NOT SUBSCRIBE!

"Sorry, we cannot check private or limited profiles" when you login to your Steam account.

You've been warned.

I already received their first SPAM email. F'ing great.
 
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