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Homepage http://www.blazingbitgames.com
Signed On Mar 8, 2011, 17:00
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News Comments > Morning Patches
2. Re: Morning Patches Dec 1, 2017, 14:14 ItBurn
 
Please buy SOMA, I want more from those devs. I loved that game so much.  
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News Comments > EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear
17. Re: EA Says Visceral's Cancelled Star Wars Game Was Too Linear Nov 30, 2017, 03:14 ItBurn
 
The first part of his argument about not having enough people is kinda dumb. It's their own studio, EA decided to use 80. The rest might be true, but there's no way in hell we'd ever know coming from these people.  
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News Comments > Nioh Mouse Support This Week
16. Re: Nioh Mouse Support This Week Nov 27, 2017, 15:47 ItBurn
 
Lorcin wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 15:43:
Squirmer wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 15:22:
How does this game have 90% positive Steam reviews? Usually a bad port gets slammed. Wolfenstein 2 is only 70% positive mainly because of technical issues, but this game gets a free pass even with no mouse support? Hard to understand.

It's a really good game? It doesn't have the overwhelming melancholy of the souls series and the action is much faster paced. I'd have picked it up day 1 on PC if I hadn't already bought the PS4 version - never finished mainly because the graphics were just horrible (I'm not used to PS4 and do struggle dropping to 1080p and below, FFXV was the same).

Personally, I don't think this needs mouse support - it will make bow's hugely overpowered.

It needs mouse support. I and many others would only play it if it did. They just have to be competent devs who actually do the work and balance the game for it.
 
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News Comments > Nioh Mouse Support This Week
15. Re: Nioh Mouse Support This Week Nov 27, 2017, 15:45 ItBurn
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 27, 2017, 15:28:
You're desperately trying to blame console players instead of ineffective/lazy devs and a reduced incentive to polish PC ports. Seriously. Reread what you wrote and tell me how "making console players look better" explains any of it.

I didn't read his post and I'm not trying to defend a position, but it's just a fact that most games that allow people using a mouse and people using a gamepad to play together either gimp the mouse or artificially improve gamepad. They have to do this in order to make the odds even. It can also creep up into singleplayer. It can be frustrating and one could claim that it was made in order to make gamepad users look better... There are definitely devs that just do a bad job and release crappy mouse controls for no excusable reason and I don't know if it's the case here.
 
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News Comments > Nioh Mouse Support This Week
5. Re: Nioh Mouse Support This Week Nov 27, 2017, 13:19 ItBurn
 
Too little too late.  
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Nov 26, 2017, 14:09 ItBurn
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 26, 2017, 05:11:
Yeah, 6 years actually.... fucking hell, what a mess this one is.. by now whatever they called state-of-the-art graphics is gonna look like a bad joke on release. Well at least it's gonna be playable (just kidding, it's CryEngine, shit is gonna run at 10fps on a Titan X)

I tried the game 2-3 months ago on my 1070 and it ran great, and in my opinion, it's going to take other games at least 5 years to catch up to the current graphics quality of SC.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale and Steam Awards Return
6. Re: Steam Autumn Sale and Steam Awards Return Nov 23, 2017, 00:43 ItBurn
 
The sales are pretty good I think. I got MK XL for 11 USD.  
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News Comments > Valve Reviewing Review Reviews
20. Re: Valve Reviewing Review Reviews Nov 22, 2017, 03:00 ItBurn
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 22, 2017, 02:04:
As for Ragnarok, it's great. I don't know if it's my favorite Marvel film. I love the first Cap movie, the first Iron Man, the first Avengers, and the first GotG, too.

For me it's Ragnarock, Deadpool and GotG1. The others are so far away that I won't even mention them.
 
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News Comments > Valve Reviewing Review Reviews
16. Re: Valve Reviewing Review Reviews Nov 21, 2017, 16:57 ItBurn
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 16:33:
ItBurn wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:55:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:16:
Rotten Tomatoes offers both: a fresh/rotten meta calculation of like/didn't like as well as a 10 point scale average. It includes these for both reviewers and audience members.

That's a system that pleases everyone it would seem.

I was pretty sure that the rotten tomatoes point system was based on thumbs up and not a 10 point system, just like Steam. Anyone can confirm?

Although Dacote pointed you to the RT website, it's better to look at a specific movie like Thor Ragnarok to see the scale. 92% of reviewers liked the movie, giving it an average 10 point rating of 7.5. 88% of audience members liked it, with a 4.3 out of 5 rating.

I don't understand your numbers, so I don't know if you're with me or against me :p But Thor Ragnarock isn't a good barometer of the system because it was too good of a movie. You need to get a really mediocre one. There's tons of examples in the Marvel library...

Side note, Thor Ragnarock is my favorite Marvel movie ever. The others are so... mediocre. Some are better than others, but they place too much emphasis on the hero carrying the movie. Everything else is meh, and since I'm not really a superhero guy, they rarely do anything for me. Ragnarock is just a good movie overall.
 
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News Comments > Valve Reviewing Review Reviews
13. Re: Valve Reviewing Review Reviews Nov 21, 2017, 15:55 ItBurn
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 15:16:
Rotten Tomatoes offers both: a fresh/rotten meta calculation of like/didn't like as well as a 10 point scale average. It includes these for both reviewers and audience members.

That's a system that pleases everyone it would seem.

I was pretty sure that the rotten tomatoes point system was based on thumbs up and not a 10 point system, just like Steam. Anyone can confirm?
 
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News Comments > Valve Reviewing Review Reviews
9. Re: Valve Reviewing Review Reviews Nov 21, 2017, 13:46 ItBurn
 
NKD wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 13:36:
ItBurn wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 13:04:

Statistically, the thumbs up would rate a 10/10 game and a 6/10 game the same, this is bad.

No, because the 10/10 game is going to have a higher proportion of "thumbs up" than the 6/10 game. This system works extremely well in a system where you have sample sizes in the thousands, as opposed to your example of movie reviews. The only "accuracy" you gain is a finer grain view of each individual score for the game. But when dealing with so many reviews, the individual scores don't matter, just the overall proportions. You can still view the text of the reviews if you need more detail.

I don't know man, in all my years of Steam use, overwhelmingly, when buying a ~90% game, I found out it was more of a ~75% game. I figured out how to know if the game is actually a ~90% one though. First, I check if the game is at least very positive. If so, then it MIGHT be a ~90% game, but there's no way to know, because of the thumbs up system. So, next step is to read reviews, mostly the negative ones, and that will tell me if it's a good game. So yeah, I think that a base 10 system would give me way more precise information upfront. Also, with the review usefulness rating, Steam could improve the base 10 system dramatically.
 
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News Comments > Valve Reviewing Review Reviews
7. Re: Valve Reviewing Review Reviews Nov 21, 2017, 13:04 ItBurn
 
saluk wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 12:59:
ItBurn wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 12:41:
Quboid wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 12:24:
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 11:21:
I wish they'd get rid of the stupid thumbs up/dowm BS and use a normal out of 10 sytem. We live in a base 10 world after all. And it's still the best way to get an overall feel for reception of the game.

Reviewers can use whatever rating system they want in their reviews. Using out-of-10 ratings for the actual score would mess up the aggregate score, which is by far the most important aspect of the entire review feature. With such a system, any score other than 0/10 or 10/10 is just telling the algorithm that your opinion is less important than the one-eyed fanboy who can only see the extremes.

Here's 3 hypothetical reviews, with numeric/thumb ratings:

1) Decent game, no masterpiece but fans of the genre should check it out. 6/10, thumbs up.
2) Very good game, they really listened to complaints about the previous title. 8/10, thumbs up.
3) LAME! MEDAL OF BATTLEDUTY IS FARR BETTErrr! 0/10, thumbs down.

Scores:
Numeric: 4.67/10, poor.
Thumbs: 66.67%, good.

The aggregate thumb rating is much more representative of the actual opinions expressed.

I absolutely disagree. I hate the thumbs up system and I can't stand the fact that the best game ever and a barely passable, generic, lowest common denominator one both get a positive rating.
Sure, there's abuse in the base 10 system, but it doesn't matter, it still gives better results.

edit: with that said, I'm not saying that the thumbs up system doesn't work, just that I prefer base 10.

You failed to comment on the point Quboid made. Thumb up/down gives much better statistical rating when there are many reviews, and since for the most part you don't know the bias of the people writing the reviews, the statistical value is more relevant to users than each individual review.

However, what they could do, is let reviewers give an x out of 10, and then statistically count things up anyway they choose, instead of JUST averaging the ratings.

Statistically, the thumbs up would rate a 10/10 game and a 6/10 game the same, this is bad. A 10/10 system is all over the place and people have bias, but it doesn't matter. The aggregate of tons of reviews will be closer to the real rating than a thumbs up system would. I mean, have you seen critic movie reviews on rotten tomatoes? The most mediocre films have 80s and 90s. If you look at games on metacritic, where most of critic reviews are on a base 10 system, you get MUCH more accurate results.
 
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News Comments > Valve Reviewing Review Reviews
5. Re: Valve Reviewing Review Reviews Nov 21, 2017, 12:41 ItBurn
 
Quboid wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 12:24:
Cutter wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 11:21:
I wish they'd get rid of the stupid thumbs up/dowm BS and use a normal out of 10 sytem. We live in a base 10 world after all. And it's still the best way to get an overall feel for reception of the game.

Reviewers can use whatever rating system they want in their reviews. Using out-of-10 ratings for the actual score would mess up the aggregate score, which is by far the most important aspect of the entire review feature. With such a system, any score other than 0/10 or 10/10 is just telling the algorithm that your opinion is less important than the one-eyed fanboy who can only see the extremes.

Here's 3 hypothetical reviews, with numeric/thumb ratings:

1) Decent game, no masterpiece but fans of the genre should check it out. 6/10, thumbs up.
2) Very good game, they really listened to complaints about the previous title. 8/10, thumbs up.
3) LAME! MEDAL OF BATTLEDUTY IS FARR BETTErrr! 0/10, thumbs down.

Scores:
Numeric: 4.67/10, poor.
Thumbs: 66.67%, good.

The aggregate thumb rating is much more representative of the actual opinions expressed.

I absolutely disagree. I hate the thumbs up system and I can't stand the fact that the best game ever and a barely passable, generic, lowest common denominator one both get a positive rating.
Sure, there's abuse in the base 10 system, but it doesn't matter, it still gives better results.

edit: with that said, I'm not saying that the thumbs up system doesn't work, just that I prefer base 10.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Nov 21, 2017, 01:08 ItBurn
 
Ok, but 30$, really? That's way too much for an idle game.  
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News Comments > Titan Quest Ragnarök Released
14. Re: Titan Quest Ragnarök Released Nov 17, 2017, 22:31 ItBurn
 
I don't understand what's happening. Do they think they'll make money on this? Maybe the re-release they did actually got them some money to justify this.  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled
51. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled Nov 17, 2017, 13:18 ItBurn
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 12:53:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 04:16:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 01:59:
Kxmode wrote on Nov 17, 2017, 01:29:
I'm pretty sure if EA doesn't handle their stuff Disney is going to move their Star Wars IP elsewhere.
They can try. Who else is going to make them the money that EA does? Activision, maybe, but that's a big maybe. Ubi? Please.

CD Projekt Red. Any company that can employ over a 1,000 people to work on a single game (Witcher 3) and can publish it themselves, can handle a franchise like Star Wars.

A single player Star Wars RPG that makes Knights of the Old Republic look like garbage and has like 80 hours of game play?

OMG YES PLEASE

With horrible combat, boring exploration and a crappy progression system?
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled
1. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled Nov 16, 2017, 22:17 ItBurn
 
That's awesome. People are learning. Not sure I thought it would ever happen: consumers understanding their power. You know EA'll double down on their BS soon.  
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News Comments > Path of Exile Expansion Announced
3. Re: Path of Exile Expansion Announced Nov 16, 2017, 21:39 ItBurn
 
The campaign is huge. I'm fairly confident that it's the biggest one in any Diablo game. The endgame is horribly boring though. Doing generic map after generic map with pretty damn close to zero chance of getting an upgrade. I have probably 100 hours in it and the grind is too overwhelming for me. This new update doesn't look like it has anything interesting enough for me.  
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News Comments > Need for Speed Payback Peels Out
5. Re: Need for Speed Payback Peels Out Nov 10, 2017, 13:17 ItBurn
 
no  
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News Comments > Obsidian Tease
12. Re: Obsidian Tease Nov 9, 2017, 13:43 ItBurn
 
Alpha Protocol was great. It was definitely a bit broken and somewhat unfinished, but it was just a simple and fun shooter/rpg.

Edit: Dungeon Siege 3 is in my list of worst games ever though. What a pile of steaming shit.
 
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