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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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News Comments > Two Techland Projects Revealed
4. Re: Two Techland Projects Revealed May 20, 2016, 13:31 jacobvandy
 
Gadzooks wrote on May 20, 2016, 12:09:
Wait... what about Hellraid?


http://store.steampowered.com/agecheck/app/226920/

I was hoping that would be their next game. Doh.

Hopefully this open-world fantasy game will be the result of that experiment. I would've loved to have played it, too, but IIRC they said a while ago that the overwhelmingly positive response to the concept inspired them to make something more substantial out of it. Would make sense for them to change the name if it's no longer just a simple procedural dungeon delver.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. May 19, 2016, 15:05 jacobvandy
 
NegaDeath wrote on May 19, 2016, 13:47:
Rare to see a dev admit it was forced out the door to meet a release date, especially this soon after release with a bunch of dlc still in the pipeline. But hey it totally won't happen again next year, scouts honor. PS please preorder.

Leave it to a film reporter to fail to grasp the difference between developer and publisher... The statement came from an EA suit during their investor briefing. Seems he was challenged on the game's average (or poor, from users) Metacritic rating and the deadline excuse was convenient for him at that point.

You know nobody at DICE would dare comment on such things.
 
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News Comments > The Division Free Update Details
6. Re: The Division Free Update Details May 18, 2016, 04:32 jacobvandy
 
At this point I'm mostly waiting to see if they put out some decent add-on PVE content... Not just raids, but like more map area and story missions. I really didn't care much for the OWPVP in this game even before it went completely to shit.  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1080 Review Roundup
26. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1080 Review Roundup May 17, 2016, 14:12 jacobvandy
 
Slick wrote on May 17, 2016, 12:26:
hmmm?

Interesting, I'd never even heard of this... Maybe they changed it by the time I bought mine in November '14 (ACX 2.0), but I've never had an issue with the cooling. Even at stock settings where it doesn't turn on the fan at all under most circumstances, it maxes out around 70C, but you can tweak the automatic curve to lower that to 50C if you don't mind a little extra noise. EVGA claims the design was intentional, and obviously they had to pass QA with NVIDIA so it was good enough regardless. People love to bitch, though.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top Seven
2. Re: Steam Top Seven May 15, 2016, 13:18 jacobvandy
 
It probably happens when they have a pre-order deal going on, like with DOOM giving you a Wolfenstein game, too.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
4. Re: etc., etc. May 14, 2016, 03:23 jacobvandy
 
That's pretty common when you skip a game's intro video(s)... They're covering up that loading time when they play.  
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News Comments > Dead Island Retro Revenge Announced
1. Re: Dead Island Retro Revenge Announced May 9, 2016, 20:50 jacobvandy
 
Lol, that can't actually be Jack Black, right? Sounds a lot like him...  
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced
62. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced May 8, 2016, 15:34 jacobvandy
 
Mastaba wrote on May 8, 2016, 14:37:
I have a feeling the simultaneous multi-monitor setup shown will not really get used all that much because getting that to work exactly correctly requires knowing exactly the size, location and orientation of each monitor with respect to some reference point. That is a difficult thing to do manually, and expecting a consumer to have the skill and the tools necessary to determine that, and tell the game that is a bit much. This require knowledge and skill. At minimum they will need to have some fool-proof way of calibrating the setup, which they didn't even hint at.

To be fair, if you can't handle that you probably wouldn't or shouldn't have a multi-monitor setup anyway.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced
33. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced May 7, 2016, 19:02 jacobvandy
 
wtf_man wrote on May 7, 2016, 18:07:
Well... I actually watched the whole reveal last night... and that simultaneous multi-projection tech is pretty neat... can drive 3 monitors with 2 angled in and no distortion / warping (perspective is corrected).

That was neat, yes, but don't forget that right after that they showed how that same technique is used to eliminate warping in VR, by compositing 4 angled views on each eye. All eight of those perspectives are supposedly done in a single pass, which is more efficient than the way it's done now, where the two different versions of the same frame are rendered completely separately.

His exact words were "for free," meaning there is no loss of performance in VR versus a single monitor, but I dunno about that... The demo they showed depicted a VR scene varying between 60-70 fps until they activated this new rendering mode and maxed it out for a solid 96.
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Announced
13. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Announced May 3, 2016, 23:23 jacobvandy
 
Like others have said, it had better be a complete 180 from the direction they took DOW 2... Everything they've done since then has been pretty crappy, at least in comparison to the greatness that was DOW 1 + expansions and COH 1 + first expansion.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue May 1, 2016, 15:58 jacobvandy
 
Pigeon wrote on May 1, 2016, 15:43:
jacobvandy wrote on May 1, 2016, 15:01:
jdreyer wrote on May 1, 2016, 14:56:
I heard Texas got 6.5 trillion gallons of rain during a 24 hour period a couple days ago. That's insane.

That's it, we need a giant canal flowing from Texas to California... Build it along the Mexican border and kill two birds with one stone!

So long as you don't mind taking some water moccasins and gators with it.

Haha, all of that will just get stuck in one of the jumbo Brita filters... The zoos will make weekly pickups from the treatment plants. Until that point, they'll serve nicely as added deterrents to border-hopping.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue May 1, 2016, 15:01 jacobvandy
 
jdreyer wrote on May 1, 2016, 14:56:
I heard Texas got 6.5 trillion gallons of rain during a 24 hour period a couple days ago. That's insane.

That's it, we need a giant canal flowing from Texas to California... Build it along the Mexican border and kill two birds with one stone!
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Season Six Begins
6. Re: Diablo III Season Six Begins May 1, 2016, 03:36 jacobvandy
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 30, 2016, 20:05:
nin wrote on Apr 30, 2016, 18:52:
Plz blizzcon, one more expansion! I've not given up hope, though logic says I certainly should have...


Yes, Diablo 3 is pretty much over. Blizzard's C team is running the game now, all their talent moved off to other games, after the legal issues with the AH and relatively meager sales of the expansion, Blizzard has effectively written the game off.

Highly unlikely to have an expansion or anything but more massively inflated numbers from this point forward.

The only way to 'save' the game would be to open it up to modding and offline play on PC(PS version already has offline of course).

Last summer, Diablo III officially broke into the Top 10 best-selling video games of all time with the announcement that 30+ million units had been sold across all platforms... It's the only Blizzard title to even come close and has beaten any individual Call of Duty. I don't pretend to know what they are or aren't doing with the game or the franchise, but to say the game has been anything but a HUGE success for them is patently untrue.
 
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News Comments > Killing Floor 2 Bonus Weekend
2. Re: Killing Floor 2 Bonus Weekend Apr 29, 2016, 03:41 jacobvandy
 
Er, they announced a very clear 'THERE WILL BE NO WIPES, DON'T WORRY, PLAY ALL YOU WANT' at E3 last year... I'm not aware of any indication that they've gone back on that.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 27, 2016, 21:13 jacobvandy
 
It's possible he'll rot without ever getting a trial... That's "justice" today. Doesn't matter how much you think he may deserve it, everybody deserves their due process.  
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News Comments > Evening Patches
1. Re: Evening Patches Apr 26, 2016, 23:35 jacobvandy
 
A lot of good changes in 2.4.1, lots of buffs across the board, but nothing too major. Long and short of the legendary gem changes is that build-specific ones like Enforcer and Simplicity's Strength should be competitive again and general builds that used Taeguk before will use BotP instead, or possibly Stricken. It's good to see the Barb whirlwind ring is not completely useless anymore! We need more alternatives to Convention of Elements...  
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News Comments > Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown
35. Re: Blizzard on Vanilla WoW Shutdown Apr 26, 2016, 16:09 jacobvandy
 
Wallshadows wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 14:59:
I don't know if Mark Kern really has enough pull to appease Mike Morhaime even with all those signatures. It has been a long time since he was a part of Blizzard and he hasn't been doing himself any favors lately either by bringing Red 5 and Firefall to the brink of destruction before being kicked out for sheer incompetence.

I wouldn't be surprised if he sees it as a potential job offer to lead a legacy project which is why he is pushing so hard for it but I'm not sure the gaming world wants anything to do with him now. He's 12 years too late to cash in on his work.

Index finger meets nose. Kern is a whackjob.
 
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