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News Comments > Into the Black
24. Re: Into the Black Dec 5, 2014, 02:46 shiho
 
The trailer makes it obvious that Arnold is a man in the future who was used for T-800 prototype. He has a robotic arm due to a war injury.

Due to [PLOT DEVICE] he went back to the past to become Sarah's adopted parent.

By the time she grew up, he is old. Then the T-800 comes for her, and he has to fight him. Then the T-1000 also comes for her, and uh... Kyle Reese... doesn't know... time changed... Sarah saves Reese...

... which is all going to be a fabulously convoluted mess by the creators of THOR: THE DARK WORLD and ALEXANDER. It will make no goddamn sense and in the end Arnold will sacrifice himself by jumping down from a helicopter somewhere and possibly exploding.
 
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News Comments > I am Bread Early Access
8. Re: I am Bread Early Access Dec 4, 2014, 04:18 shiho
 
They should license Garbage's "I Am Milk" and make some kind of romance option for Bioware audience.  
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News Comments > Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under
44. Re: Target Halts Grand Theft Auto V Sales Down Under Dec 3, 2014, 17:03 shiho
 
The petition to stop Diablo3 from looking like Disneyland gained over 60k signatures, and those smarmy fuckers did nothing.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Balance Patch Coming
12. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Balance Patch Coming Dec 1, 2014, 19:15 shiho
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 1, 2014, 18:00:
I would have said the exact same thing you said at the end of your comment if you were an official reviewer and wrote that shit. In my opinion, Ghost was the worst fucking CoD out there. Not a second did I feel like a Ghost member on did the game give the Ghosts a sense of the reputation they were credited in the introduction movie. That game was bland shit. AW was a good change of pace and personally I have nl fucking clue what you mean with the enemy placement/spotting complaint. Dunno, maybe you need a stronger pair of glasses?

I don't give a crap about feeling like a "Ghost member". What I do care about is gameplay and immersion, and AW failed at that spectacularly from the very start, while Ghost starts off with a tense space station takeover sequence.

There are two mindsets when it comes to creating a COD-style campaign.

Mindset #1: Create a competent-looking level, plonk some enemies and scripted sequences at certain intervals, throw in some bombastic music, and you're done.

Mindset #2: Humble yourself and realize that even scripted campaign design requires thought and skill. The timing of scripted events, making sure the player doesn't feel boxed in all the time, proper enemy placement, difficulty curve management, pacing, decent writing - they all matter.

Mindset #1 has been employed in most of these games, with Battlefield 3/4 being the worst. COD4, Medal Of Honor (PC) and Ghosts employ Mindset #2.

To make another parallel, Mindset #2 was employed with Diablo2 while making a Diablo sequel (roguelike with more freedom, more randomness, more content), and Mindset #1 was employed with Diablo3 while making a skinner box for retards, devoid of player agency, replayability, and generally suffocative.

That's the difference between something made with care, and something made from a step-by-step manual - like the Woody Allen movies. Real food vs. dog food.

This comment was edited on Dec 1, 2014, 19:31.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Balance Patch Coming
6. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Balance Patch Coming Dec 1, 2014, 16:50 shiho
 
It's a new engine only in the sense that Skyrim used a new engine. In other news, old engine with a sloppy coat of new paint.

I only care about campaigns in these games, because their MP experiences are shallow, twitchy imitations of better, deeper games.

With that in mind, I just wasted money on AW after reading all the positive reviews about its campaign. Then I acquired Ghosts, which was universally panned, and immediately its campaign is beating the AW campaign like a redheaded stepchild.

AW's levels have no rhyme or reason. It's just environments with enemies plonked in randomly - enemies you can't often even see. The suits provide no protection against bullets, and enemy placement is FUBAR, so the gameplay reduces you to a sitting, cowering duck playing popamole.

Ghosts, on the other hand, has the proper pacing, level design, and just plain superior writing. It can make you care, and it can make you feel like a badass. And, amazingly, their levels, with older version of the engine, look fucking BETTER. This is the better COD that I remember from COD4 days.

Never trusting reviewers again.
 
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News Comments > Dead or Alive 5 Last Round for PC Revealed?
11. Re: Dead or Alive 5 Last Round for PC Revealed? Nov 26, 2014, 07:36 shiho
 
I loved this game on Dreamcast because of the cool counter system, and my favorite character was the old guy who does internal martial arts.

He's the best. Around. Nobody can keep him down.

Ok, he's far from the most effective, but that's what makes him interesting.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Nov 26, 2014, 04:20 shiho
 
I'm still waiting until we go past the "cigarettes cause no harm" stage in regards to cell towers.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Nov 25, 2014, 20:08 shiho
 
Gonna be worse than the original, including visuals-wise.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 25, 2014, 00:34 shiho
 
I got a free 2mb memory card for Matrox Mystique for defending it furiously on newsgroups.

Also it was thanks to my idea that Tomb Raider accelerated for Mystique actually came out for default 2mb version without requiring an addon card.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered
6. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refunds Reconsidered Nov 21, 2014, 18:40 shiho
 
This is becoming a clusterfuck :mjpopcorn.gif:  
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective
35. Re: Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective Nov 19, 2014, 06:18 shiho
 
After buying Blood Dragon and dealing with Ubisoft's DRM, and then realizing that pirates got a superior experience than paying customers... I decided not to buy any more of their games.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 13, 2014, 03:37 shiho
 
Liberalism was not always a mental disorder. Old-school liberals provided a much needed balance,a humane counter to worker abuse, greedy corporations, and to bible-thumping cults. Sexual liberation, and all that.

That time is long over. Modern liberals are Statists who have been defending a totalitarian President. Demagogues who prey on emotion and race to sway low-information voter.

The country has finally woken up. Thus, their asses have been kicked during the 2014 elections, and in 2016 elections, the other shoe is going to drop.

Modern conservatism is not about bible thumping. It's become about fact and reason, the ability to do math and act rationally in the interests of this country and its allies in the world. A candidate that stops dropping Jesus into every sentence, and shows themselves to be resolute, informed, sober, experienced, and optimistic, is going to win.

We're going to have a conservative President. And one day, your children will be thankful for this.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
7. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 12, 2014, 23:47 shiho
 
Bleh.

The solution is to force monopolies to lease their lines to smaller ISPs to give them a struggling chance.

Making Internet into a public utility can backfire with even lower quality of service than we have now.

Quality of service rises and prices fall only due to competition, and such competition needs to be tended to.

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 10, 2014, 23:46 shiho
 
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 22:31:
About the only thing I can say about Ted Cruz is what an idiot. His views only represent a tiny minority in this country.

Yeah dude, totally, that's why we just had Democrats' assed kicked in the election.

Oh wai-

As for net neutrality, I'm pretty sure it's a good idea in theory.

However I wouldn't trust a an incompetent egomaniac like Obama to implement it properly without jumping on the opportunity to over-regulate.

He's a thin-skinned child with a recently bruised ego who will jump onto any opportunity to unsully his name, and after these elections he's only going to get more unhinged.

In Obama's hands, any regulation can in fact become the same disaster as Obamacare.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2014, 00:30 shiho
 
I don't. The point is, this appears to cost me per-game access to the DSR feature. It's a dishonest strategy.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 23, 2014, 16:42 shiho
 
NVidia is trying to force Geforce Experience install on people by not including per-game DSR options into its control panel.

If this keeps up, I'll be bouncing back to an ATI card next time.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
68. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 21, 2014, 17:11 shiho
 
Suppa7 wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 16:35:
shihonage wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 13:29:
The whole "Titanfall on dual core machines" scenario is hilarious. Titanfall runs like shit on anything but very modern hardware.

You do know, you computer illiterate that Titanfall was released for the Xbox 360 which is beneath a Core 2 duo E6600 and 8800 GTX in horsepower, don't you? Your post is so full of lies and fail I'm laughing at just how much bullshit you bullshitters are spewing.

I was talking about the PC version. I know nothing about the console version nor do I care.

Optimizations which go into console versions are vastly different in nature, because they have more direct access to fixed, predictable set of hardware which is increasingly mastered and used more efficiently as it approaches the end of its life.

That's how they managed to squeeze Quake 2 onto the PS1.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
64. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 21, 2014, 13:29 shiho
 
The whole "Titanfall on dual core machines" scenario is hilarious. Titanfall runs like shit on anything but very modern hardware. Because it is unoptimized and overrated garbage, and by now is quite likely dead.

Quake Wars was an amazing game which had Titanfall built-in and oh-so-much-more depth than an average online FPS. I wish it was still kicking.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
59. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 21, 2014, 02:35 shiho
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 21:02:
And I said that where? Oh, right, I didn't. What I did say was misusing a platform in a manner other than intended was stupid.

Further, there is zero proof that SSDs are in any way, shape or form more "durable" than HDDs. Look, if you want to jerk off over your Samsung 850 Pro, that's fine. I have one, too, and they are in fact awesome. However, let's not spread your opinionated bullshit as fact. The BEST case I have seen for SSD durability is from The Tech Report right here. However, that's only 1.5PB of reads and writes. That's it. Even then, 66% of the drives are dead and only one of the two is still going strong with showing no signs of errors whatsoever.

On the flip side, I have a single 4TB drive that has written more than 10 times that amount and read more than 20 times that amount in two months and guess how many write delays I've had, let alone anything more serious like read failures, seek failures or sectors flagged as bad? ZERO! That's right, none!

By your claim, the HDD should be a flaming wreck whereas an SSD would be smiling from on high like a beneficent deity. Too bad real world testing and application blows your opinion out of the water.

Your numbers look highly suspect. But throw a few more masturbation references in there, maybe that'll fix 'em.

Oh, you mean the statement where I was intellectually honest and said "Now, I grant that most people aren't going to have that kind of storage available. However, there's absolutely NOTHING stopping the average person from owning a 2TB drive"? That statement?

I saw that statement. However your situation naturally predisposes you to a wasteful attitude when it comes to hardware, which permeates your worldview as clearly seen in your replies.

If the owner of said 2TB hard drive is a mouth breathing retard who doesn't understand the concepts of "uninstall" and "delete", then sure, you are going to fill that up pretty fast.

The average user doesn't just play games. They have digital media which also fills up the space pretty fast.

All in all, the value of a 2TB drive is greatly diminished when "every mouth breathing retard" starts releasing bloated games, and apologists like yourself enable them to do so.

Pretty much like shitting in a toilet and never flushing it. Mouth breathing retards do that, too.

Boy, you sure... showed 'em!

Or something.

The minute you said "essentially", you lost any sort of intelligent response capability.

I care greatly about your word fetishes.

I don't see 3% of a standard hard drive size to be anything less than "reasonable". You are free to return to the glory days of DOS and 3.5" 1.44MB floppies. That way you can bitch and moan when anything takes up larger than 10MB as that's half your hard drive space.

When all else fails, reductio as absurdum.

(slow clap)

Those of us who live in 2014 and use equipment that was not purchased at Walmart for $199 have large drives, brutally fast components and systems that don't even blink when you dump 200 gigs on them, let alone a paltry 55GB.

If that makes me an "apologist" for not giving a flying fuck about the system resources I purchased to be used actually being used, then I apologize profusely for using my systems EXACTLY in the way they were designed and built to be used.

See that's the thing I mentioned earlier about your setup influencing your views. Thanks for making it so clear, you elitist douchebag.

You clearly have zero real world technical knowledge on the use of large data stores and it's glaringly obvious when you try to pontificate on resource utilization. If you're running an embedded system on bespoke hardware that's microsized, then you'd have tenuous leg to stand on. But we aren't and it isn't and you don't.

Optimization is a universal virtue when done within reason. Obvious and blatant lack of any optimization, on the other hand, is both stupid and irresponsible.

You are well-acquainted with both those concepts.

Agreed, which is why someone like you should never, ever try to pontificate on effective and efficient usage of large storage pools, arrays or volumes. Leave space calculation and "reasonable" judgements to those who do understand and don't shit their panties over a mere 3% usage case.

Chlorella is greatly beneficial to colon/bowel environment. Start taking it and perhaps your mind won't always be so preoccupied with fecal matter.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
58. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 21, 2014, 02:17 shiho
 
NKD wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 22:19:
I think you misunderstand the concept of "magical". Everyone knows that quality lossy compression exists. Some of those compression methods are actually quite decent. (JPEG is not one of the decent ones BTW). But many are extremely computationally expensive and only save you another 7 or 8% of space over a method that takes 1/10th the computation. They are not suitable for real-time graphics.

You're missing the point. When you need 55gb for a COD game, a large chunk of your game data, be it textures, level data or audio, is not using any compression whatsoever. Nor is there any intelligent handling of redundancy.

There's no way around that. Textures are already compressed using very effective industry standard methods. There are no huge gains to be made there.

How do you know that when it comes to COD? And what about the audio?

Indeed. That's why it's requiring 6GB system RAM, and only 1GB of VRAM.

6GB requirement is monstrous for unambitious scripted linear corridor shooter that is COD. Especially considering that technically superior in every way games, like Crysis series, i.e. games with actual LEVELS and top-of-the-line graphics, ran perfectly fine on 4GB.

Everything becomes known in comparison.
 
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