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Signed On Jan 15, 2011, 15:57
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News Comments > New AMD/ATI Reference Drivers
6. Re: New AMD/ATI Reference Drivers Aug 17, 2011, 18:45 Sacrifex
Been running these (albeit, the preview 11.8 drivers released with the 11.7's) for over a month, without any problems: installing, or running.

While AMD certainly can improve their driver support (I'm looking at you Crossfire), I've yet to have/see any issues like the constant outpouring of "I installed these drivers and they killed my wife/child/dog, then made me watch while they barbequed/ate the battered corpses," that comes up in every single AMD driver thread here on Blues.

I've used multiple mismatched Crossfire setups in my day, with beta drivers, and no lack of overclocking/tweaking - If this stuff is as common is it would seem, shouldn't I have been gruesomely killed in some sort of explosive driver snafu by now?

5-6+ years ago, sure, the drivers were a mess - now? Either fanboi lulz, or PEBKAC.
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News Comments > New AMD Drivers and Driver Preview
2. Re: New AMD Drivers and Driver Preview Jul 27, 2011, 17:06 Sacrifex
The 11.7's seem kinda meh based on the changelog, but, the Preview 11.8's interest me very much with a potential 30% boost using MLAA. I'm hopping on that bandwagon myself, because hey, why not?  
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News Comments > Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Patch
5. Re: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Patch Jul 16, 2011, 19:13 Sacrifex
I'm glad to hear the crippleware function is being removed, but let's not confuse damage control with good will.

Removing crippling DRM is great and all, but I can't help but feel like someone being told that even though the chef farted in my dinner, it's ok because they fanned off the stink before bringing it out for me to eat. That's great, but, I'd prefer if nobody farted in my dinner in the first place.

Bon appetit?

(Edit - Autocorrect is fun!)

This comment was edited on Jul 16, 2011, 19:29.
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News Comments > Battlefield 3 Specs?
10. Re: Battlefield 3 Specs? Jul 8, 2011, 13:14 Sacrifex
Glad I wasn't the only one thinking that. (Edit - re: 10 v 15 gigs)

On the console hating bit, yeah, this time around a dev decided to go big on PC, but for every time that happens, there are another fifty times that the console players get superior experiences as they're the lead SKU, and our beefy PC's get shitty ports.

Realistically, there's not much to mock them about - most times their antique hardware does them more favors than our crazy overkill rigs, and at a fraction of the cost.

That said, I still can't wait to play this monster at its best.
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News Comments > Dungeon Siege III Demo
62. Re: Dungeon Siege III Demo Jun 7, 2011, 18:39 Sacrifex
On the subject of the Steam forums... if it had one, it seems that it's been pulled. Link is down on the game page, and I can't find anything.

I'd toss in my few cents, but it I think everything has already been said about this steamer.

Edit: Oops, found the DS Series board. I was looking for a specific game board. I am shamed.
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News Comments > SSFIV AE Uses Always-On DRM
4. Re: SSFIV AE Uses Always-On DRM May 25, 2011, 21:43 Sacrifex
Lost my sale right there. First day -> Never.

I can deal with online activations, and other sane forms of DRM, even if I don't like being treated like a criminal as a paying customer, but I will never pay money to own a piece of crippleware which requires a persistent connection. Wouldn't buy anything from Ubi, and won't buy this.

Fuck Capcom - hope it gets hacked in a week, just so they can sit on it and spin.
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed May 21, 2011, 17:58 Sacrifex
If there is one upside to the Brink apologists, it's that we can now have an objective way to determine if a site/reviewer is simply a Devwhore/mouthpiece, or instead, if they've got the balls to rag on a bad game when needed.

Site gives sub-par, buggy, over-hyped game almost 90% rating, and publishes an article after-the-fact trying to say we're simply too dumb to understand the game, unlike themselves whom possess the intelligence to see the beauty in it... Check! Yep, they're tools.

On the other hand, props to any site/editor that wasn't afraid to blast a crappy product for fear of reprisal, etc...
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News Comments > Brink Patch Next Week
21. Re: Brink Patch Next Week May 21, 2011, 12:34 Sacrifex
ColoradoHoudini wrote on May 20, 2011, 22:37:
At this point.. I am waiting for a demo that won't ever come huh?

The absolute last thing they want you to be doing is testing their code without already having spent your non-refundable money right now.

They're not exactly going to be attracting players in droves if the players can see the state the game is in. At this juncture, it's time to cash in on people who are willing to buy early without testing, because this game is going bargain bin fast.
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News Comments > PC Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition in July
7. Re: PC Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition in July Apr 12, 2011, 12:50 Sacrifex
baltar wrote on Apr 12, 2011, 11:53:
what's stupid is releasing 20 versions of this game when they can just issue patches.. were paying for rebalancing fixes ffs!

You're showing your age, youngster. History lesson - there were six different arcade versions of Street Fighter 2, and even more console versions on top of that. And back in the day, DLC didn't exist, so if you wanted the newest version, you paid full price. Every time.

If you really expected one-and-done here, you're playing the wrong series.

Though I'm usually not a fan of the site, this article seems good enough, educate yourself.
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Crysis 2
15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Crysis 2 Mar 22, 2011, 16:53 Sacrifex
Yay for mediocrity!

Oh, and I totally called them removing the CVAR changes, because we are nasty, naughty cheaters for not wanting to look at blurry, over-bloomed pigshit with a horrible FOV to boot. Perhaps if any configuration options were available we wouldn't need them.

The game running poorly on consoles - the same ones they gutted the concept of a Crysis game for - is very telling. It's not that they don't care about PC gamers anymore, actually they just don't give a crap about gamers in general.

Gogo Captain Cashin!

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News Comments > Crysis 2 Video Interview
3. Re: Crysis 2 Video Interview Mar 21, 2011, 17:53 Sacrifex
Or, you know, the official demo which was out at the beginning of the month. But, I mean, I'm sure they've redesigned most everything at least three or four times since that old thing came out twenty days ago.

It's not like we're anywhere near a release date, so be serious people - you have no idea how the finished product will look/feel.
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News Comments > DarkSpore Delayed Until Next Month
5. Re: DarkSpore Delayed Until Next Month Mar 18, 2011, 18:49 Sacrifex
April? Where will I get my fix for crippling DRM with install limits now and bland gameplay now?

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News Comments > Monday Night Combat Free Weekend
5. Re: Monday Night Combat Free Weekend Mar 17, 2011, 21:57 Sacrifex
MNC is an amazing value, even at the full retail of $15. I've had a ball with it since launch, and play it far more often than many games I paid three - four times as much for.

There are so many things that could have gone horribly wrong with a game like this, but everything just falls together into a really superb, unique experience.
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News Comments > Dragon Age II Controversy of the Day
60. Re: Dragon Age II Controversy of the Day Mar 15, 2011, 16:20 Sacrifex
Bioware? Seriously?

At this rate, anyone looking to express displeasure by not buying games from developers who can't be bothered to act responsibly may need to take up another hobby.

Writing a user review is fine. Making a user review if you are the developer of a game is still fine. Not disclosing you were a dev on the game in that review is not. EA showing how ethically bankrupt they are by defending the practice... well, that's just to be expected, I suppose.

One less group I'll vote for with my wallet. Oh well - fun while it lasted guys. Best work seems to be behind you anyway.

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News Comments > Steam User Loses Almost $1800 in Games Due to Ban [Updated]
2. Re: Steam User Loses Almost $1800 in Games Due to Ban Mar 14, 2011, 18:57 Sacrifex
If it wasn't specifically in the TOS, or, Steam was the only way a person could buy games anymore, this would be news.

If you don't like the way Steam operates, don't buy games from Steam. Simple concept. Expensive lesson? Perhaps. I don't feel bad for them in the least though - play by the rules or accept the consequences if you get caught doing otherwise.

This isn't news. Plain and simple.
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News Comments > Quote of the Day
21. Re: Quote of the Day Mar 9, 2011, 06:41 Sacrifex
I'm usually a stickler for this kind of stuff, but I'll proudly mispronounce "gib," until the day I die.

And I'm going to keep saying mana wrong too. So there.
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Multiplayer Trailer
1. Re: Crysis 2 Multiplayer Trailer Mar 2, 2011, 18:40 Sacrifex
If message boards and their posters can be trusted (a dubious prospect to be sure, but I digress), the demo has certainly raised a good bit of mayhem. Unfortunately, it has been mostly on the PC pre-sale numbers, and overall consumer-confidence in the product.

I really wanted this game to be a standout - I'll still wait to read the reviews, but I'm not at all hopeful for the fate of this game as a PC SKU without a lot of changes.

Even after a second round of the demo, and all technical shortcomings aside, I'm not feeling anything more than bargain bin from the MP experience which is currently on the table.
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo
19. Re: Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo Mar 1, 2011, 13:18 Sacrifex
The maps aren't big by any stretch of the means, but, as I'd feared from the anemic 6v6, even on a full server it feels like a ghost town. The maps should be half the size they currently are, at most, for 6v6. I had a bit of fun with this in moments where I ran into people, but, it seemed those moments were too few, and far in-between.

Like a person or two have said before me, my initial impression is that this is nothing but a Steam blowout sale purchase. $20 max, and I'd probably hold until $15 or so unless reviews indicate that things have been improved, or player-cap has at least doubled to 12v12.

If this demo was what was supposed to have me chomping at the bit for more, they've clearly lost perspective. Unlike some others, I don't think this is any console's fault here - this was just bad decision making. Perhaps in a different genre of sorts, but MNC has proved to me that you can have a team-based 6v6 game without it feeling empty and dull - you just have to account for the lack of people and make your maps small enough that people actually run into each other.

Oh, and more of a personal gripe than anything - the whole soft-focus/motion-blur thing is ghastly. It has been from the beginning - not just in Crytek games, but as a whole. If I wanted my games to look like someone smeared my monitor with a bucket of Vaseline, I'd just go buy some and lather it up. I can't be the only one that likes sharp presentation and crisp, clean edges, can I?
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News Comments > On PC Bulletstorm
57. Re: On PC Bulletstorm Feb 24, 2011, 11:34 Sacrifex
Please, oh please let them blame piracy for shitty sales and drop out of the PC game market. Epic is a plague which can't go back to its beloved consoles fast enough. I didn't pour four to five 360's worth of cash into building a gaming PC to deal with shitty console ports which can't get basic function right.

I'll gladly pay a ten dollar premium over the long standing price point of fifty for a PC game, but not for garbage which the devs obviously couldn't care less about. Spare us the bullshit.
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News Comments > Crysis 2 Demo March 1
12. Re: Crysis 2 Demo March 1 Feb 16, 2011, 12:40 Sacrifex
Six on six seems to work for one of my current favs, Monday Night Combat, but, the maps are tiny, somewhat open, and only one class can cloak.

Space it out a bit and let everyone do it? Yeah, I wonder how photorealistic the crickets will look.

I'll give it a morbid curiosity download, but, my hopes are not up at all right now. Consolitis cut this one deep.

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