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News Comments > WoW Increasing Draw Distances
10. Re: WoW Increasing Draw Distances Jun 5, 2016, 18:57 Dagnamit
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 16:37:
Kajetan wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 14:09:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 13:49:
How long do you think its going to be before the Vanilla Classic WoW fan complains about the improvements and starts a petition?
Well, there is one valid point ... increasing the view distance destroys the illusion of walking over a vast continent. You see Azeroth for what it really is ... a collection of small, gimmicky zones.

That illusion is pretty quickly gone when you take the airship or griffon

I always wished they'd spent that rendering power on making things look better up close.
 
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News Comments > No Man's Sky Delay Confirmed
25. Re: No Man's Sky Delay Confirmed May 29, 2016, 10:43 Dagnamit
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on May 29, 2016, 10:22:
So, Minecraft has no game play then? You have seen the sales numbers for that game, right? You've heard of it, right? Thankfully, YOUR idea (opinion) of "game play" is not the same as everyone else's. Why would anyone say that "procedurally generated" implies lack of game play as if it were some kind of fact? LOL!

NMS, just like Minecraft, is about creating your OWN game play with the elements provided, rather than the typical game play mechanics of other games that rely mostly on pre-scripted events and a mostly linear story. The beauty of NMS is that it doesn't fit the typical game play "mold", and it shouldn't. After 35 years of being a gamer, I'm growing weary of the same old games being remade over and over and over again and I embrace any game that gives me an open world or universe that allows me to create a gaming experience as I see fit, rather than play yet another game that herds me down a mostly predefined path that I ultimately have little or no effect on. Even games like the Far Cry series, despite having an "open world" are still constrained by a series of story missions that have to be completed in the same sequence every time you play it.

There are "gamers" in this world that if given a blank piece of paper and told to create a drawing of something, they'd sit there staring at it like a mindless sheep, and wouldn't have any clue what to do unless someone was there to tell them exactly where to make the marks. Those are the people who are incapable of grasping what a game like No Man's Sky has to offer because they can't play a game unless something is there to hold their hand, and to tell them what their objective is, where to go to complete it, how to get there, and when to shoot. They like to THINK they are "playing" the game, but really they're just following instructions while having every little thing spoon-fed to them.

Procedurally generated game play IS a thing, and it's going to become an even BIGGER thing in the future. Some people simply don't have the level of creativity and open-mindedness to understand and appreciate a game like No Man's Sky, but fortunately, their misguided opinions will be ignored by those who do.

Minecraft is a poor example to use though it is, essentially, the progenitor of these procedural/emergent gameplay games. (Dayz, Space Engineers, etc...)

Minecraft is an open world that you can change and influence and ultimately share with others. It really has everything you'd want in a game and is why it's so popular. Gameplay, creativity, stories, multiplayer.

DayZ is a open world that you can't really influence at all, but the fun there is 100% from involvement with other players. It's a story generator. I played it over and over to see if I could make a better story each time. Role-playing was key. That kind of gameplay doesn't spring up naturally. You have to want it AND you need other people.

Some other games are just creation sandboxes. Creativity is its own reward.

I've not done a whole bunch of research on this topic, but what can you build in NMS? What kind of influence can you have on the game world? What's the vehicle for creating agency for the player? It's doesn't look like much. We've been told meeting other players will be rare. What stories can you make if you never see anyone? What's the tension and what's at stake?

I agree with you, for the most part about people needing to get creative and open their minds to new options in games, but I don't see much in the way of tools to use to create fun or stories in NMS. I see exploration (awesome!), but not much else.

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News Comments > No Man's Sky Delay Confirmed
11. Re: No Man's Sky Delay Confirmed May 28, 2016, 19:19 Dagnamit
 
Tumbler wrote on May 28, 2016, 16:57:
From a sales stand point this might be a smart move but holy hell have they missed their ideal time to launch.

This game feels really late and still looks like a $20 psn title they're going to sell for $60.

Hell, I'd probably buy it for $30 with no questions asked. $60 for this seems more opportunistic than anything else.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 27, 2016, 10:35 Dagnamit
 
Overwatch numbers are interesting. Looks like the game will take as much power as you can throw at it, from a CPU standpoint. Yuuuuge jump when moving to 8 threads. Of course, Blizz games have always scaled unbelievably well. Means I'm probably getting due for a full rebuild, with this and the low level API's coming up soon. My i5 3570k has served me well for 4 years now, but it might need to be benched.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
5. Re: Sunday Interviews May 15, 2016, 17:27 Dagnamit
 
I'm as big a SC optimist as anybody, but, I got a laugh out of the sinking of the Titanic being in invoked in an article about SC.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 May 8, 2016, 22:09 Dagnamit
 
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2016, 21:40:
Dagnamit wrote on May 8, 2016, 20:48:
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2016, 19:26:
It's been really hard to not pull the trigger on Stellaris but review embargos always say caution flag to me. Anyway, reviews will be out tomorrow. Please don't suck.

here's an impressions from RPS. a good read.

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/05/06/stellaris-preview-events/

The beans are cool. Cheers! Are you grabbing it or waiting?


Waiting, bur mostly because 4x games never really caught on with me. This one seems very interesting, so I may take the plunge this coming weekend.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 May 8, 2016, 20:48 Dagnamit
 
Cutter wrote on May 8, 2016, 19:26:
It's been really hard to not pull the trigger on Stellaris but review embargos always say caution flag to me. Anyway, reviews will be out tomorrow. Please don't suck.

here's an impressions from RPS. a good read.

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/05/06/stellaris-preview-events/
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced
40. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced May 7, 2016, 19:41 Dagnamit
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 7, 2016, 19:25:
Gib007 wrote on May 7, 2016, 19:17:
I'm wondering when the GTX 1080Ti is supposed to be announced, as I would rather go for that instead of the GTX 1080... Any one have any ideas on a rough timescale?

Early 2017 if and when HBM2 memory becomes available in quantity.

With GDDR5X coming, I kinda doubt we'll see HBM2 on a consumer/gaming card this generation. Memory bandwidth is just not a bottleneck. Maybe that changes, we'll see.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced
21. Re: NVIDIA GTX 1000 Series Announced May 7, 2016, 16:07 Dagnamit
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 7, 2016, 10:19:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 7, 2016, 09:34:
Hopefully the 1070 will be affordable and actually ship in quantity...

GTX 1070:

- Available June 10, 2016
- MSRP $379 for the base model or $449 for the Founder's Edition (probably better cooling and OC'ability)

My guess is that Founders versions will be the ones that go on sale on the release dates, so they can charge more for them, due to yields. They might be somewhat improved, but that's what keeping this from being little more than a glorified paper launch. GDDR5X has only just started mass production this month, so there can't be too much of it laying around. https://www.micron.com/about/blogs/2016/february/gddr5x-has-arrived

The lower MSRP won't be readily available until later in the summer, at least for the 1080. The 1070 may not have those issues, due to bins and older GDDR5.

I really think I'm waiting for the big chip this time around. If a 1080 is, as they say, a 50% improvement on a Titan X, then a chip twice the size of the 1080 is going to be absolutely bonkers.

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News Comments > Dark Souls III Hack Warning
1. Re: Dark Souls III Hack Warning May 3, 2016, 10:27 Dagnamit
 
somewhat off-topic, but I have recently gotten into the first Dark Souls game after a great deal of trouble with it for YEARS. I get it. It's probably a top 10 game all-time. Utterly brilliant.

I was absolutely dreading the first time I would get invaded by another player because forced PVP ain't really my bag, but HOLY SHIT did I crush that MF'er. He was NOT expecting a 2-handed Zwei +5 to rain blows upon him again and again. I cackled so loud I woke up my son from across the house.
 
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News Comments > New CoD Title Revealed?
9. Re: New CoD Title Revealed? Apr 27, 2016, 11:53 Dagnamit
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 11:51:
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Apr 27, 2016, 11:14:
I wish they would skip this year,
I wouldn't get a CoD game every year. I normally skip a year or two.
Not to mention if this year's COD is developed by Infinity Ward, it's a safe one to skip.
Their last title CoD Ghost was one of the worst CoD title ever made. Fish Ai and all

and who could forget this...

http://i.imgur.com/dGh1FuI.gif
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen EVA Video
30. Re: Star Citizen EVA Video Apr 10, 2016, 08:12 Dagnamit
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 07:54:
Redmask wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 07:14:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 10, 2016, 05:37:
Oh look. It's theyarearecomingforyou; our resident Star Citizen apologist and White Knight. Tell us all about Star Citizen's awesome fidelitah and wonderful immershun.

You of all people should not be singling out others about Star Citizen, you have been obsessively stalking this game since its inception and have hundreds, if not thousands of comments across forums about it. Months of this creepy behavior is not healthy, seek help.

No, I'm not a backer or a dupe account for someone else before you go into weirdo conspiracy theory mode. You're just really unhinged and its very obvious.

Or perhaps Chris Roberts is a habitual liar and incapable of self restraint. I am simply calling out what I see as a failed experiment. If you don't believe me watch Rob Irving's brutally honest assessment of Star Citizen on a recent Matt Chat Q&A. The man worked on Star Citizen and even he's thinking it's a sinking ship.

I'm sorry but the opinion of one disgruntled former employee, or even a few, is not convincing evidence of a sinking ship, nor is a game still clearly in development a failed experiment. No doubt CR has unrealistic ambition, but this has been known for decades, and is actually is reason I backed the project at $150. Foolish? Maybe. But I'm taking the risk to see how it plays out.
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break PC Issues
6. Re: Quantum Break PC Issues Apr 8, 2016, 11:49 Dagnamit
 
Quantum Broken  
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News Comments > Overwatch Widowmaker Cinematic
16. Re: Overwatch Widowmaker Cinematic Apr 4, 2016, 16:14 Dagnamit
 
MT Silver wrote on Apr 4, 2016, 15:52:
I can't stand Tracers accent. It's so bad.

This is probably the most important issue being drowned out in the shouting match between the perverts and the prudes. Let's find some common ground people.
 
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News Comments > Fool Me Once 2016
1. Re: Fool Me Once 2016 Apr 1, 2016, 10:57 Dagnamit
 
witcher 3 one is legit funny. good stuff.  
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News Comments > New Space Sim HOTAS
9. Re: New Space Sim HOTAS Mar 31, 2016, 15:18 Dagnamit
 
Fritzo wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 14:12:
I wonder if they're going to up their build quality? I have a Microsoft Sidewinder that's got to be 17 years old and it still works perfectly. I've had two Seitek sticks in the last 3 years and the first one broke within 5 months, the replacement lasted maybe 4 months, and the X-55 never did quite work right.

I switched to the amazing $40 Thrustmaster HOTAS and have been happy ever since.

There's some hope though, because it looks like they redesigned the sensors:
"Enhanced Stick Accuracy

The X-56 Rhino's control surfaces are incredibly accurate, courtesy of a 16-bit aileron and elevator axis, each employing hall-effect sensors. Developed from the ground up, Saitek's 16-bit axis solution enables extremely precise flight."

I love the HOTAS X. There's a huge gap in the hotas market for a $100 solution. It's either $40 or $150 and up. Thrustmaster would make a killing if they did a slight redesign and upped the specs on that thing and sold it for a hundo. All they would have to say is, "just like the hotas-x, but more metal and an LED!" winner.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Mar 21, 2016, 15:39 Dagnamit
 
Sepharo wrote on Mar 21, 2016, 15:11:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 21, 2016, 14:47:
You guys are missing the point. The question isn't "why would anyone want to play those old games?" The question is, for those who do wish to play or study them, how can we ensure that they remain available? In many cases, the hardware to run these older games no longer exists, so emulation is the only way to make them available. Publishers sue for copyright infringement, but then don't make older games available for purchase. What's the solution?

This is yet another issue caused by our ridiculous copyright system. If copyright was say 15 or 20 years, then we wouldn't even be having this conversation.

I dunno if Cutter put them off track or if they all just have terrible critical reading skills.

When in doubt I always use the reliable and somewhat redundant Cutter's Razor. "The easiest explanation is that it's Cutter's fault."

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News Comments > Star Citizen Passes $110M
38. Re: Star Citizen Passes $110M Mar 14, 2016, 17:51 Dagnamit
 
Hump wrote on Mar 14, 2016, 15:11:
These cunts get 110 mill yet the great Descent reboot (Overload) guys can't even make their kickstarter goal.

Donald Trump has a realistic shot at being the President of the United States.

Something seriously wrong with this world.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Dates Confirmed; Open Beta Revealed
2. Re: Overwatch Dates Confirmed; Open Beta Revealed Mar 7, 2016, 14:44 Dagnamit
 
deqer wrote on Mar 7, 2016, 14:01:
If you don't like fun, then don't buy this game.

I look forward to giving this a shot, but it's going to need to be excellent for me to shell out $60 for it.
 
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News Comments > Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us
10. Re: Steam VR Performance Test Teases Us Feb 23, 2016, 00:04 Dagnamit
 
Saboth wrote on Feb 22, 2016, 21:20:
I figured I'd give it a shot. 5 GB of HD space for a simple performance test? Nah. Not worth my bandwidth for something I'm no longer for the near future seriously considering, as a consumer.

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