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Signed On July 16, 2011
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News Comments > Epic Games Publishing Announced

6. Re: Epic Games Publishing Announced Mar 26, 2020, 12:01  LurkerLito 
 
The devs better read those terms carefully. The "Developers earn a fair share for their work -- once costs are recouped, developers earn at least 50% of all profits." was something that can be dicey. It was stuff like that that got many actors to change their residuals from "Profit" to "Gross" simply because of "Hollywood accounting" practices. I take JMS the creator of Babylon 5 as an example, he went and made a show for WB that grossed them over a billion dollars an he kept his show under $1m per episode, for 5 seasons @ 22 episodes per season and he never once got a cut of the profits because according to WB, the show has still not made any profit based on their accounting.  
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News Comments > Get Child of Light for Free

6. Re: Get Child of Light for Free Mar 25, 2020, 07:44  LurkerLito 
 
Always wanted to give this a try. Finally got it and I can't run it. It looks like it's one of those games that can't handle high core/thread counts. Setting affinity doesn't work, looks like if you can do more than 17 threads it just crashes immediately on start according to old steam forum posts. To run it you'd have to boot windows to a limited mode using msconfig. So uninstalled.

That makes 2 games I know of that can't handle high core counts (this and Technomancer). It always surprises me when a game made after 2010 can't handle high core counts while games made in the 1990's handle it fine like Baldur's Gate, Fallout, etc...
 
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News Comments > Half-Life: Alyx Preloads

8. Re: Half-Life: Alyx Preloads Mar 21, 2020, 21:21  LurkerLito 
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 21, 2020, 17:48:
I setup my Index today and was messing around in The Lab to test things out: I legit jumped when a Jack in the Box I was cranking popped out of the box. Getting used to fending off Headcrabs in VR is gonna be... non-trivial.

Just a word of warning, if you have anything breakable nearby be absolutely sure you move them or protect them somehow. I have slammed my old TV screen with the controller while swinging a virtual sword around. Luckily nothing broke, but know it is quite easy to lose track of your location in the virtual space.
 
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News Comments > The Long Dark Goes Dark on GeForce NOW

15. Re: The Long Dark Goes Dark on GeForce NOW Mar 2, 2020, 16:26  LurkerLito 
 
Actually this also goes back to the supreme court ruling regarding cloud based DVR service cablevision was sued over. They basically ruled that the difference between the cablevision service vs the one that got sued out of existence, was that the cablevision one was legal because every time a user told it to record, it recorded a separate copy of the show for each user. The other service was considered illegal because it recorded all the OTA shows and when a user requested a show be recorded it put a link to the show that was recorded in order to save on HDD space.

That ruling will also apply here. Nvidia will be considered violating copyright law because they have a single copy of a game installed being shared by a bunch of users playing the same copy. To really get around this particular technicality, Nvidia would have to make a cloud drive for every user then make the user install the game in their own cloud space for each game. Then run that copy of the binaries that the user installed to their own cloud space.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization

7. Re: Saturday Mobilization Feb 29, 2020, 22:27  LurkerLito 
 
The article seems to only focus on laptops so the title should be:
Windows 10 is falling apart on laptops

I haven't had any issues on my HEDT with Win10 but then again unlike some laptops, I am not beholden to the laptop manufacturer to build/tweak drivers for my machine to work properly. After looking over the article I'd say his issues probably have more to do with DELL than Win 10.
 
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News Comments > Activision Blizzard Games Leave GeForce NOW

14. Re: Activision Blizzard Games Leave GeForce NOW Feb 12, 2020, 08:42  LurkerLito 
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 11, 2020, 20:04:
Uh wild guess? Money?
Nah most likely it's because Activition/Blizzard will be making their own "streaming" service themselves.

Everyone keeps hyping streaming as the next netflix and no one will want some third party to take their percentage of the profits that ends up building a giant competitor to themselves. Just like all the TV networks out there now are building their own streaming services, the games area will fracture into a hundred smaller "streaming" sites to try and maximize their bottom line and get that coveted monthly access fee from users.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

6. Re: Morning Metaverse Dec 11, 2019, 17:29  LurkerLito 
 
5G for your broadband for the home? Enjoy blazing fast speeds till you hit your datacap 20 minutes later and feel the throttle send you back in time to relive your dial up days. Laugh2  
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News Comments > Facebook Buys Beat Games

7. Re: Facebook Buys Beat Games Nov 27, 2019, 09:43  LurkerLito 
 
Dam well that's a kick in the nuts. I love beat saber, but I know I won't be buying any of their new games. I refuse to buy any Oculus store only games. Unless Oculus officially support revive, any games on their store might as well not exist in my eyes. It's really a shame there are like 2 games there I am pretty sure I'd like but as far as I am concerned they haven't been released yet. Thumbsdown  
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News Comments > Diablo IV Confirmed as Online-Only

55. Re: Diablo IV Confirmed as Online-Only Nov 4, 2019, 09:05  LurkerLito 
 
"We are not going to support an offline mode," Del Priore said. "But as I said before, nothing in Diablo 4 is going to require partying up. You can play solo and dungeons are private. Campaign quest areas will remain private."

In other words..."We are getting people use to the idea that being online to play is normal, so when we pull the rug out of them down the line, we can make our 'game streaming' option w/ a monthly subscription access fee along with an initial game 'subscription' cost the only way to play."

Thanks Blizzard, hard pass for me just like with Diablo 3.
 
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News Comments > French Court Says Steam Should Allow Game Resales

34. Re: French Court Says Steam Should Allow Game Resales Sep 20, 2019, 10:22  LurkerLito 
 
I say the ruling if fine, but just remember, that there is NO stipulation that it has to be easy to use or not be riddled with extra processing fees. If I were valve or any other digital distributor, I'd just say, yes you have the ability to re-sell your games but the processing fee is 85% of the price you set that will be split between the devs and the digital platforms. You won't find a whole lot of takers when people see oh I am selling my old game for $10 and getting back $1.50 if it even sells. Since it's digital, steam can basically say they don't have to pay you till someone buys your particular copy that's put into a queue of other potential sellers. Add in all the other safe guards, like requiring a linked bank account to even be able to even enable reselling and you can basically make it so that almost no one uses the resale feature.  
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News Comments > What Happens to Purchases if Google Kills Stadia?

8. Re: What Happens to Purchases if Google Kills Stadia? Jul 19, 2019, 11:04  LurkerLito 
 
Eventually all of our games will be safely in the cloud too
That is the funniest statement I have read. There is no less safe place for your games than the cloud. Just look at steam, "oh you know that game you bought a few years back, well we had a dispute with the music publishers so we had to remove a bunch of tracks from your game. You probably won't miss them." So yeah cloud gaming, yeah fuck that shit completely. Those games aren't worth a buy at $0.01 much less anything more in line with today's prices.
 
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News Comments > Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Dawns

2. Re: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Dawns Jun 18, 2019, 11:31  LurkerLito 
 
I like it so far. If you played Castlevania SOTN, this game seriously feels just like it to me.  
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News Comments > Two Worlds II: Shattered Embrace Announcement

13. Re: Two Worlds II: Shattered Embrace Announcement Apr 21, 2019, 01:14  LurkerLito 
 
I reinstalled it today and got pretty far finally lol. It's weird because at first I couldn't stand it like before because it kept making me nauseous every 30 or so minutes. That was just weird because 3rd person games almost never make me motion sick, so I looked up if there was a FOV fix and there was, but that made it worse. I noticed that the game stupidly does a left/right tilt then back to center after every camera move and that was the cause. So I found out there were console commands to stop it and I can now play the game without getting motion sick. I am pretty sure that was one of the main causes for me to stop playing this game. Well maybe now I'll try to finish it if I don't get bored of it.

Just in case anyone is interested the fix was simply:
  • Go to the install directory

  • make a directory called "parameters" without the quotes

  • make a text file called "autoexecGame2.con"

  • edit the file in notepad and add the following lines:

    engine.FOV 90
    cam.bank.move 0
    cam.bank.rotate 0

  • and that should do it. Change the FOV to whatever you want.
     
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    News Comments > Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in November

    11. Re: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in November Apr 13, 2019, 16:42  LurkerLito 
     
    Sounds like Star Wars: Jedi Tomb Raider.  
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    News Comments > Evening Metaverse

    6. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 22, 2018, 10:50  LurkerLito 
     
    Prime 2 day is most definitely not dying. I haven't had an issue with it except one time when the delivery person dropped a package off at my neighbor's house by mistake. Not really Amazon's fault. The article seems more than a little whiny. One missed 2 day prime delivery during the Christmas holiday rush means 2 day delivery is dying? WTF man, you write an article like that after it's happened to you 10x in a row, but after one miss and an inconvenient trip to your local drug store, seriously STFU.  
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    News Comments > The Last Remnant Sales Ending

    5. Re: The Last Remnant Sales Ending Aug 25, 2018, 01:08  LurkerLito 
     
    Have had the game since 2013 and haven't installed it yet. Sweatdrop  
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    News Comments > MONSTER HUNTER WORLD Sales Rise, Reviews Fall

    13. Re: MONSTER HUNTER WORLD Sales Rise, Reviews Fall Aug 13, 2018, 16:55  LurkerLito 
     
    Darks wrote on Aug 13, 2018, 12:49:
    For me, its the slow assed movement. Monsters constantly charge at you and you are not able to dodge or move out of the way quick enough. And on top of making your movement slow, its all based on Stamina, and weapons use stamina too. So guess what? When you are fighting your stamina constantly bottoms out and you are unable to dodge.
    That's not how it works at all. Stamina usage depends on your type of weapon. The switch axe uses 0 stamina when using the Y button attack (on a controller) or Y + B attack, but constantly swinging using the B button attack does use stamina. Weapons like the bow constantly use stamina so it won't be a spam fest from a distance, but a weapon like the bowgun uses no stamina, but has to be reloaded constantly and that's where you will be hit as you move even slower as you reload. Maybe that is more of a weapon you want. The great thing about this game is no matter how you want to play there is a weapon that will probably fit that style, but each weapon is a completely different from each other and how the stamina pool is used. I personally don't like to block with a shield I like to play offensively with lots of dodging, so most of the sword and shield ones are out, but I do really like the fast movements of the charge blade. It also IIRC doesn't use stamina for it's main attack either. You have to balance and be patient, this is not like a Ninja Gaiden game with lightning quick reflexes will help you, it's a Dark Souls like game that you have to wear down the beasts you battle. In most of my playing of this game I rarely run out of stamina except when using the Bow.

    My biggest issue with the game is the complete and utter lack of a pause button. Everything respawns, stuff you killed could just respawn, or another beast in the game could just wander to your location if you go AFK to use the bathroom and your being attacked when you get back. I am not thrilled about, after the quest is done, a timer comes up that will whisk you away, sometimes other minor creatures are surrounding you so you have to take care of them before you can loot the monster you just took down, but you got 60 seconds to take them all out and gather the materials. It was very tight in some situations. It would be all but impossible if a big beast came in and interrupted you at the end, but thankfully that hasn't happened to me yet. During expeditions, you can have a dying monster on the run and poof they disappear off the map, that is not a fun thing to happen and it has happened 3-4x to me now and with each fight going anywhere from 8-20 minutes that is a real big annoyance to fight them and get nothing.

    Still overall I love the game. I was hesitant to get it but for some reason I am just really into it.
     
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    News Comments > Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale

    50. Re: Bethesda Blocks Used Game Sale Aug 12, 2018, 09:45  LurkerLito 
     
    Beamer wrote on Aug 12, 2018, 08:41:
    A used game is exactly identical to a new one. There is no difference at all.

    Maybe or maybe not. A used game may come with scratched discs which might make it harder to read in some consoles. So for me there is a big difference between new and used for console games. When I buy a game or even a movie disc and it's new, I expect it in perfect condition, and I have returned items sealed in box if I shake the box and hear the disc rattling around being scratched.
     
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    News Comments > No Man's Sky NEXT Multiplayer Delay on GOG.com

    10. Re: No Man's Sky NEXT Multiplayer Delay on GOG.com Jul 25, 2018, 13:45  LurkerLito 
     
    RedEye9 wrote on Jul 25, 2018, 10:37:
    GOG rocks!

    It certainly does. It lets you control your purchased games. Don't want to update, you don't have to do that. Want to rollback to a earlier version you can do that. No forced updates and control of your games is a more important feature for me.

    Don't get me wrong, I am a bit upset they don't have it ready the same time as the steam version but I would still pick the GoG version of any game over the steam version, with the exception of any game I might want to mainly play multiplayer (but that is a rare exception for me so it would be a lot if it happened once every decade ).
     
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    News Comments > GOG.com Tweet Backlash

    4. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 11:20  LurkerLito 
     
    Don't read VG247, I don't care about social media, and I buy as many of my games from GoG.com as possible even if I can get a cheaper version of the same game from GMG for steam, so it doesn't matter to me at all what they tweeted, they are basically the only one selling DRM-free games that are supported. Yeah Humble Bundle does also sell some DRM-Free games, but their DRM-Free titles get updates but no DLC support. So you can't buy it for your DRM-Free copy (Aragami). Though to be fair, many of their DRM-Free games do give you a Steam key also so there are advantages buying at humble for titles that won't be expanded anymore like GOTY/Complete versions.  
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