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Homepage http://www.blazingbitgames.com
Signed On Mar 8, 2011, 17:00
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1. Re: GRIP: Combat Racing in November Aug 1, 2018, 11:33 ItBurn
 
What I liked about Rollcage was that you could destroy things off-track. It was awesome to make a building fall on other racers. This one doesn't appear to have that...  
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News Comments > Chasm Opens Up
7. Re: Chasm Opens Up Jul 31, 2018, 15:22 ItBurn
 
I love retro graphics, I think there's not enough good sidescrollers and I think that old first person level design is better in general than in modern games.

Edit: and about this game, I'm interested, but reviews seem to say that it's a bit better than mediocre, so I'm not going to run and buy it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 30, 2018, 21:41 ItBurn
 
Looks like EA's working on re-releasing a version SimCity 2000 that is going to be worse than the open source one in every way.  
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News Comments > Monster Hunter World PC Performance Explained
17. Re: Monster Hunter World PC Performance Explained Jul 30, 2018, 18:30 ItBurn
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jul 30, 2018, 18:24:
Steele Johnson wrote on Jul 30, 2018, 16:34:
I remember a day when it was ok to release a game that pushed the graphics knowing that it wouldn't run that great on the latest hardware. I liked it because you got a cool bonus when you upgrade your pc and play the game again. It was as if the game got a graphics upgrade too!

I suppose those days are gone and devs need to make sure that all hardware gets similar performance (i.e. lowest common denominator). There's no wonder why most games that get release today seem to have graphics from 5 years ago.

Yep, everything is developed for console and the PC is an afterthought port. Everything runs well because it can only be as graphically complex as the Xbox or PS4 can handle, so our PCs are light years ahead of the game. Nobody is doing Crysis level games just for PC because console is where the money is at. Sometimes they throw us a bone and we get some effect or something you can't see on the console, or we can run it at a higher resolution, but that is about it.

Star Citizen is doing Crysis level tech
 
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News Comments > Monster Hunter World PC Performance Explained
4. Re: Monster Hunter World PC Performance Explained Jul 30, 2018, 11:58 ItBurn
 
I don't know if this game is optimized or not, but I don't understand why people expect that they can run every game at max settings. We can easily make a well optimized game where its max settings can't be run by modern PCs. The software has been ready for ages, we're just waiting for the hardware to catch up. Devs actually have to lower the quality of max settings in their games so that gamers won't complain they can't run them. This is the Crysis paradox.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
8. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 21, 2018, 02:56 ItBurn
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 21, 2018, 01:33:
Kudos to Sean Murray and crew for making good on their initial promises despite a pretty rough launch. That's character.

I've got 50 or so hours in NMS, and have never found such a pure joy of exploration in a game before. The game's not perfect, but it certainly offers a compelling and unique experience.

Does the game contain significant challenges and difficulty, especially in the survival department. We're looking for good coop games, but it seems like this one has no real challenge and thus would end up boring us.
 
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News Comments > Enter the Gungeon: Advanced Gungeons & Draguns Released
6. Re: Enter the Gungeon: Advanced Gungeons & Draguns Released Jul 20, 2018, 11:33 ItBurn
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 20, 2018, 04:55:
I liked Dunkey's hate/love review of this game...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryQpA86ZC8U

My experience was different. I have 7 hours in this game. I barely made progress and barely unlocked anything which led me to just give up. Not enough reward for the pain.
 
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News Comments > Enter the Gungeon: Advanced Gungeons & Draguns Released
1. Re: Enter the Gungeon: Advanced Gungeons & Draguns Released Jul 19, 2018, 20:48 ItBurn
 
This game is way too hard. It's such a painful grind because of that.  
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News Comments > Original Crysis Multiplayer Support Ending
11. Re: Original Crysis Multiplayer Support Ending Jul 18, 2018, 14:14 ItBurn
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 14:06:
Were there bots?

no
 
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News Comments > Original Crysis Multiplayer Support Ending
7. Re: Original Crysis Multiplayer Support Ending Jul 18, 2018, 13:42 ItBurn
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 13:16:
ItBurn wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 11:19:
I was certain this was shut down a long time ago. Crysis had a pretty awesome Battlefield-style multiplayer mode. It's a shame no one tried it. You had two teams trying to blow the other team's core with nukes in their base. You needed to capture crashed alien ships to get power. With enough power you could use factories that you also had to capture. There were vehicle and weapon factories. You could buy a tank or better weapons. Finally, after captuing a bunch of required things, you could capture the special weapons building and get the nuke gun which was insane.

This came way late after the game was released, most people had tried the multiplayer and then quickly abandoned it. The problem was making everyone a super soldier didn't really come off as fun in a multiplayer game.

I was a huge fan of Farcry 1 multiplayer, but didn't really like the default Crysis one. Everyone was a bullet sponge and the maps were tiny.
 
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News Comments > Original Crysis Multiplayer Support Ending
1. Re: Original Crysis Multiplayer Support Ending Jul 18, 2018, 11:19 ItBurn
 
I was certain this was shut down a long time ago. Crysis had a pretty awesome Battlefield-style multiplayer mode. It's a shame no one tried it. You had two teams trying to blow the other team's core with nukes in their base. You needed to capture crashed alien ships to get power. With enough power you could use factories that you also had to capture. There were vehicle and weapon factories. You could buy a tank or better weapons. Finally, after captuing a bunch of required things, you could capture the special weapons building and get the nuke gun which was insane.  
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News Comments > Clicker Heroes 2 Early Access
4. Re: Clicker Heroes 2 Early Access Jul 18, 2018, 11:14 ItBurn
 
jacobvandy wrote on Jul 18, 2018, 08:25:
They're flipping the business model completely, so it's $30 one-time with no microtransactions. Here's what I found on that:

“We made a lot of money from these players who spent thousands. They are known to the industry as “Whales”. Great. If you’re rich, please be my guest. But we don’t want this kind of money if it came from anyone who regrets their decision, if it made their lives significantly worse as a result. Unfortunately, those who have a problem are usually in denial about it, and would be too ashamed to ask us for a refund. We would give the refund in a heartbeat. It’s not like we have artists drawing each ruby by hand. It costs us nothing but payment processing fees.

“We really don’t like making money off players who are in denial of their addiction. And that’s what a large part of free-to-play gaming is all about. Everyone in the industry seems to rationalize it by shifting the blame, assuming way too much cognizance on the part of their victims. People can make their own decisions, right? But it just doesn’t sit well with me. Despite very few of our players having complained, it felt wrong when we started doing it and it still feels wrong now.”

Apparently they have an open and unlimited refund policy for the microtransactions in the first game, which is pretty cool.

This doesn't justify the price tag. Which game did you think cost more to make? Clicker Heroes 2, made by a studio of around 10 people using a very simple 2D engine? Or Hellblade, made by a studio of at least a hundred employees and using a complex 3D and physics engine with mocap and all that?
 
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News Comments > Clicker Heroes 2 Early Access
1. Re: Clicker Heroes 2 Early Access Jul 17, 2018, 10:55 ItBurn
 
The first game was great, and free, like 99% of these games. This one is waaaay overpriced. I have no idea what they're thinking.  
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News Comments > Gearbox Hiring Code Proofreader
2. Re: Gearbox Hiring Code Proofreader Jul 17, 2018, 10:53 ItBurn
 
Edit: I just realized that this might be a joke... I'll leave this here anyway :p

This sounds really dumb to me. A programmer's job is to write good code with no errors, including typos. The guy who coded the alien AI should have noticed that it wasn't working properly and debugged and found the typo. If a single person was in charge of checking everybody's code, he would go insane and some programmers would stop debugging.

There's two main ways to prevent such errors, if you ignore debugging your own code...
- Code reviews. Every time a programmer wants to put his new code in the game, it has to be reviewed by another programmer. These are usually done one on one and last no more than a few minutes.
- Code analysis programs. Nowadays you actually have programs that go through code and find such errors. They are impressively good at it too.
 
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News Comments > Steam Upcoming Tab Improved
3. Re: Steam Upcoming Tab Improved Jul 12, 2018, 22:02 ItBurn
 
I want to see all games by order of release date, so it's good that there's still a way to see the old list.  
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News Comments > Ronda Rousey WWE 2K19 Preorder Bonus
11. Re: Ronda Rousey WWE 2K19 Preorder Bonus Jul 10, 2018, 15:55 ItBurn
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jul 10, 2018, 15:42:
ItBurn wrote on Jul 10, 2018, 14:27:
Yeah, I don't understand the hate.
I think the hate was mostly around how arrogant she got. To anyone interested in fighting, her fame never came close to meeting her perceived skill level. Since leaving the sport she once "dominated", she's now doing fake fighting, something her detractors can latch on to easily. Add to that she dated (married?) a guy accused of spousal abuse.

I don't hate her, but I don't spend much time looking into anything associated with her, this thread being the exception.

I maybe saw one of her fights and never saw anything else she did except an interview or two where I learned about the games and Pokemon. I just respect her for doing what she did and have a hard time with people saying that when a person fails, that person is now a failure.
 
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News Comments > Ronda Rousey WWE 2K19 Preorder Bonus
8. Re: Ronda Rousey WWE 2K19 Preorder Bonus Jul 10, 2018, 14:27 ItBurn
 
Jivaro wrote on Jul 10, 2018, 12:50:
More power to her. Get yours young lady, you fucking earned it. It's probably nice to make bank these days without having to risk getting kicked in the face by somebody really fucking good at kicking people in the face. You guys and your salt..lol.

Yeah, I don't understand the hate. Ronda was doing a sport that is incredibly difficult and dangerous and was good at it. Losing matches doesn't diminish her feat in any way. Now she's still getting paid to entertain people, but she's not putting her life in great danger, it's a good thing. Also, Ronda is a gamer. She's a pokemon nut too. One more reason to be behind her.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Jul 9, 2018, 23:13 ItBurn
 
Someone politely gives an opinion to a dev on the internet, which is a thing that happens a million times a day with no consequences. Dev who directly represents company freaks out, escalates it and makes it about sexes, which is a huge taboo topic these days that no company wants to be associated with. I don't see how anyone can be surprised about the firing. It's not about trolls or not valuing employees, it's about a dev who wasn't professional and didn't follow common sense with social media and work.  
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News Comments > Darksiders III in November
1. Re: Darksiders III in November Jul 9, 2018, 23:04 ItBurn
 
I never finished the past two games. They start strong, but really falter near the end. It becomes real repetitive and bland. Clearly, they just didn't have budget or time left. This game is from a different dev, so who knows how it'll end up, but in my opinion, a game is a dev team.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 6, 2018, 15:57 ItBurn
 
saluk wrote on Jul 6, 2018, 15:52:
How will they know what content I actually like?

The shows you watch and if you give thumbs. But honestly, they don't really want you to watch stuff you like. The algorithm seems to actually bury it, so you watch all that other crap they paid for.
 
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