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Signed On Mar 1, 2011, 00:49
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News Comments > New Turtle Rock Studios IP
14. Re: New Turtle Rock Studios IP Jun 20, 2016, 14:10 jacobvandy
 
Studio head on Evolve, 2014: “For us this is a big deal, this is our proving ground. We are not just Valve’s bitch. I feel for the past 20 years we’ve been having to prove ourselves over and over. So here we are again, trying to prove ourselves.”  
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jun 18, 2016, 13:53 jacobvandy
 
I did read a couple days ago about how they're now requiring you own FO4 on PC and link your Steam account to prove it before you can upload to Bethesda.net. So you put a halt to a lot of the smash and grab there, then if someone gets reported for stealing mods, it can be traced back and I hope they would take action on that account (such as revoking their license).  
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News Comments > Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Trailers
4. Re: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Trailers Jun 15, 2016, 04:09 jacobvandy
 
They're building upon the old engine, AFAIK, so that's why the animations and stuff are basically the same. I wouldn't even mind if they left the graphics unchanged, though, so long as they keep putting in new stuff like they show here (siege weapons and destruction).  
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News Comments > Killing Floor Incursion Announced
3. Re: Killing Floor Incursion Announced Jun 13, 2016, 22:39 jacobvandy
 
Everybody is doing these VR shooting galleries now, though, which I'm sure aren't very difficult to put together when you have all the assets already done. However I am reminded that I need to reinstall KF2 to play around with the Sharpshooter, finally!  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 12, 2016, 13:55 jacobvandy
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 12, 2016, 13:05:
What the hell? is GTAV on a major sale or something?

Glad to see people supporting CDProjekt RED but wtf, buy off of gog.com instead.


No sale that I'm aware of, but GTA Online just had a major update which seems to add more than just a few new cars and/or outfits (for once ).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Five Crazy Made-Up Drugs From Video Games Jun 6, 2016, 13:37 jacobvandy
 
Pfft, all they do is bitch about drug addicts being "stigmatized" in games. Guess I should have checked the link instead of assume it'd be something mildly researched and interesting from Cracked or wherever.  
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Starter Edition
2. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Starter Edition Jun 3, 2016, 18:31 jacobvandy
 
Surely they will be adding a way to purchase the in-game currency if there isn't one already. Several Ubi games have microtransactions on top of a standard $50-60 price tag...  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3: MECH LAND ASSAULT Early Launch
3. Re: Just Cause 3: MECH LAND ASSAULT Early Launch Jun 3, 2016, 14:26 jacobvandy
 
maddog wrote on Jun 3, 2016, 12:04:
When did this game become a sci-fi shooter? Those guns and mechs and all are cool but don't fit the setting.

Now if they added an alien invasion ala Independence Day, that would be kinda cool. As it is, I haven't played this game in months and this will probably not entice me to do so.

It became pretty sci-fi about half-way through the main game's story, lol. The whole thing revolves around controlling the supply of Bavarium, a magical mystery mineral native to the islands. It's refined and used in energy production and weapons more potent than nuclear, and for a couple of vehicles it generates a force field. So the DLCs are just continuing that trend into the setting's near future.
 
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News Comments > Free GOG.com Copies of Some Steam Games
27. Re: Free GOG.com Copies of Some Steam Games Jun 1, 2016, 20:21 jacobvandy
 
Strango wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 17:53:
Creston wrote on Jun 1, 2016, 17:33:
So I'm guessing this requires you to log into their server with your Steam credentials...?
No, you login to Steam's Web API which then grants permission to GOG a list of your owned titles.

To add to this, it requires you have your Steam profile set to public, so they're not getting any information that isn't displayed for everyone to see. The only reason to have you link accounts is so they can verify you really are the owner of both.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
2. Re: Evening Previews May 31, 2016, 23:08 jacobvandy
 
Not much of a preview... Anything not revealed years ago amounts to little more than them paraphrasing a couple lines from someone else's month-old interview. I learned more about how shitty that site is than I did the game.  
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News Comments > Minecraft Advertising Crackdown
3. Re: Minecraft Advertising Crackdown May 31, 2016, 23:02 jacobvandy
 
Tavil wrote on May 31, 2016, 22:25:
How would they enforce this? Do they monitor every minecraft server?

Doubtful, but I'm sure MS is eager to put a couple of employees on the task of investigating any reports of it they get. God forbid anyone uses their product for self-promotion without paying for the privilege! We all know Mojang doesn't give a single fuck, which is why they never did anything like this before.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Expansion Next Week
2. Re: Just Cause 3 Expansion Next Week May 31, 2016, 13:48 jacobvandy
 
Meh, the only bug I can recall (more of an oversight, really) is that those bases with the annoying superweapons still use their superweapons on you after you capture them. You have to reach certain points in the story in order to disable them... I guess they didn't anticipate people like me going free-roam crazy, which is odd.

Definitely never had a car I was using disappear.
 
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News Comments > PAYDAY 3 Confirmed; PAYDAY 2 Microtransactions End
5. Re: PAYDAY 3 Confirmed; PAYDAY 2 Microtransactions End May 31, 2016, 13:41 jacobvandy
 
Yeah, it may be a convenient excuse for them now (that their publisher overlords mandated the monetization), but it doesn't change the fact that they eagerly complied. They're not winning back any respect so easily.  
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News Comments > The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Patch
9. Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Patch May 30, 2016, 18:07 jacobvandy
 
Lord Tea wrote on May 30, 2016, 17:33:
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.

I wouldn't rush into making purchase decisions based on one game, especially when the margin is pretty small (~10%). There have always been games around that perform better on AMD hardware such as the DiRT series, but that doesn't mean every other game will perform similarly to that AMD-sponsored title. If you're trying to be objective, wait for more DX12 benchmarks.
 
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News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Turning One
2. Re: Heroes of the Storm Turning One May 27, 2016, 21:08 jacobvandy
 
thecakeisalie wrote on May 27, 2016, 20:48:
And how many people play this compared to LoL, DOTA2 and SMITE? Most people were chased away by their horribad MMR system and matchmaking algorithms. No doubt it's still making them money, but it's damaged goods. I doubt they'll be able to repair the brand enough to steal enough players away from the big 3 to be a serious contender.

The people I know who play this do so because it's different than the standard MOBAs you named. So maybe they don't have to steal players away, just keep doing a decent job of bringing new ones in to the genre. And if they're making money, I don't necessarily think they care to be a "contender" as you put it, anyway.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
7. Re: Morning Metaverse May 26, 2016, 12:49 jacobvandy
 
I was disappointed in the article's definition of "celeb."  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 25, 2016, 13:21 jacobvandy
 
sauron wrote on May 25, 2016, 12:52:
Also, as the article mentions, is it really worth upgrading if it just allows you to play your favorite game at 200fps instead of 90fps?

I don't see any reason to switch for anyone who is not heavily into VR and/or 4K gaming.

Er, I don't think there are that many people contemplating the 90fps vs. 200fps dilemma... There's plenty of real benefit to be had if you don't already have a Titan X or 980 Ti.
 
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News Comments > Rocket League Adds PC/Xbox One Cross-Platform Play
2. Re: Rocket League Adds PC/Xbox One Cross-Platform Play May 25, 2016, 13:16 jacobvandy
 
More console peasants to destroy!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2016, 14:49 jacobvandy
 
WaltC wrote on May 24, 2016, 12:16:
I'm nearsighted, myself--but find I don't need correction @ 1-2 feet from a nice big monitor...;) Interesting remarks about VR--it's maybe that the VR lenses are *too close* to the eye for even near-sightedness to correct and so you need correction there, too.

I may or may not have commented on this here before, but I found the same to be true even with NVIDIA's 3D Vision. There's no maybe about it, the whole basis of the 3D effect is that it creates the illusion of depth for your eyes to perceive as they would walking around the real world. No longer are they focused at a fixed point 1-2 feet away as with normal monitor viewing, they are focusing at various points beyond where the screens physically are in relation to your face.

So the downside is that, if you need glasses IRL, you also need them for VR. But the upside is that kids growing up with VR tech now won't be messing up their eyes like we did staring at screens a few feet away all day.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation May 23, 2016, 13:50 jacobvandy
 
People are voltage-modding these things, too... 10% is just what you can expect by taking the laziest, safest route possible.  
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