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Real Name Billy Mitchell   
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Nickname theglaze
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Description Try my hot sauce.
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Signed On Nov 1, 2011, 22:27
Total Comments 587 (Apprentice)
User ID 57201
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 3, 2017, 12:51 theglaze
 
HTC says it has no plans to cut Vive price.

DamnÖthis may have pushed me towards the Rift.

I really just want the headset for the first generation so I can do sim racing. I prefer the whole ecosystem that Valve is developing with HTC/LG and the Indie title support through SteamÖbut for an extra $475 Canadian?

If I go with the Rift, I can basically upgrade my video card to a 1070 'for free'...
 
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News Comments > AMD Ryzen Reviews
18. Re: AMD Ryzen Reviews Mar 2, 2017, 12:36 theglaze
 
Xero wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 12:12:
I agree with everyone that if it anything, AMD can keep Intel slightly more honest in that there is SOMEONE trying to compete. If Intel had no one, forget it, prices will go up higher than they already are for Intel.

Intel is currently like a running steam train not looking back and AMD while trying to keep up, is still not quite there yet.

It's been almost a decade since AMD actually challenged Intel...which was around the last time Intel got caught being jerks (aka anti-competitive business practices). They paid out over $1 billion back in 2009.

Hopefully Intel stays "honest" this time around...
 
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News Comments > LG VR HMD Specs
10. Re: LG VR HMD Specs Mar 2, 2017, 01:36 theglaze
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 2, 2017, 00:30:
theglaze wrote on Mar 1, 2017, 23:45:
I tried an HTC Vive for the first time the other day.

It's a game changer. There's just no other way to say it.

I finally saw with my own eyes why almost EVERY high-tech company with skin in consumer electronics is getting on board or partnered up with another company. It's simply too risky to NOT pursue a presence in that space even during its infancy.

Yes, 4K would be unbelievable. The only way that resolution with advanced graphics can be driven is if NVIDIA or AMD can configure SLI/CF to pump frames to each panel, and it will still take 1080 Ti's for that.

With 30% higher res on the LG, I'm sure it will look 30% better...but that's not enough to justify NOT going with a Vive today. And the future is too far away....gah!

Or an Oculus? Given that they just dropped the price...

The Best Buy prices haven't dropped on Canadian website yet, that may take some more time.

I really enjoyed walking in a 3D space and using controllers for interaction with the Vive, but I haven't yet experience gameplay that can justify the price.

A cheaper Rift could satisfy my sim racing needs until the 2nd gen becomes available in the next year or two.
 
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News Comments > LG VR HMD Specs
7. Re: LG VR HMD Specs Mar 1, 2017, 23:45 theglaze
 
I tried an HTC Vive for the first time the other day.

It's a game changer. There's just no other way to say it.

I finally saw with my own eyes why almost EVERY high-tech company with skin in consumer electronics is getting on board or partnered up with another company. It's simply too risky to NOT pursue a presence in that space even during its infancy.

Yes, 4K would be unbelievable. The only way that resolution with advanced graphics can be driven is if NVIDIA or AMD can configure SLI/CF to pump frames to each panel, and it will still take 1080 Ti's for that.

With 30% higher res on the LG, I'm sure it will look 30% better...but that's not enough to justify NOT going with a Vive today. And the future is too far away....gah!
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti This Month
48. Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti This Month Mar 1, 2017, 18:38 theglaze
 
The GTX 1080 didnt make a lot of sense to me, the price per FPS gain wasn't there. On average, it performed about 15-25% faster in real game performance than a 1070, but was +50% more expensive.

The 1080 Ti will be 50% faster than a single 1070...but still double the price! May as well get two 1070's for SLI, unless there are some non-SLI titles that are super important to one's personal taste.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 28, 2017, 17:46 theglaze
 
Bundy wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 14:21:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 28, 2017, 13:11:
Based on my experience using wireless mice and keyboards, I think I'll stick with wired headsets.

I think the battery life on the TPCast was something like 3 hours. Definitely needs to be improved. And the Oculus dude was right about one thing, both the Rift and Vive are pretty slow resolution, it definitely needs to be improved. If I have to upgrade my wireless kit every time I upgrade my headset I think the wife will murder me up real good.

The other wireless VR company out there (can't find link) said it's tech can do 4k 60p no problem, whatever that means.
 
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News Comments > The Golf Club VR Tees Off
2. Re: The Golf Club VR Tees Off Feb 25, 2017, 17:42 theglaze
 
Ozmodan wrote on Feb 25, 2017, 16:13:
VR golf just sounds absurdly stupid.

Don't doubt the lengths golfers will go during the off-season to get their fix! Especially during long, snowed-in winters.
 
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News Comments > NBA 2K17 and Sunless Sea Free Weekends
3. Re: NBA 2K17 and Sunless Sea Free Weekends Feb 17, 2017, 16:29 theglaze
 
Lots of character and intrigue with Sunless Sea.

Pairs well with melodic music on a rainy day with a glass of your favorite.
 
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News Comments > Grand Theft Auto V Transfers Ending
10. Re: Grand Theft Auto V Transfers Ending Feb 17, 2017, 16:23 theglaze
 
Next gen consoles this year, correct?

360 and PS3 are EOL
 
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News Comments > Valve on Countering Cheats
7. Re: Valve on Countering Cheats Feb 15, 2017, 19:16 theglaze
 
Mick wrote on Feb 15, 2017, 14:27:
When they mention Overwatch, they are referring to the name of CS:GO's community regulation program, NOT the video game.

Correct.

Overwatch is a program within CSGO made available to those who win over 150 competitive matches. Those users can click a button and review an edited, 8 round segment of a match from a single players perspective. At the end of review, the user is asked if the player is guilty of 5 general categories of cheating/griefing.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 This Year
39. Re: Project CARS 2 This Year Feb 9, 2017, 15:36 theglaze
 
Haha, thanks for the input guys. It's helping me generate my own opinion!  
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 This Year
29. Re: Project CARS 2 This Year Feb 8, 2017, 21:02 theglaze
 
Mr. Anisotonic wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 20:09:
I'm convinced that this 3x4K, 12FPS, 2D racing experience will be dripping with immersion.

I did try that but I was disappointed with the experience, and returned the monitors.

The problem that I saw was that the game engine did not properly render the side monitors to take into consideration the angle of the monitors and the perspective of the gamer.

It has now been addressed with the 10 series from nvidia (seen here), making it something I may reconsider.

I've also been keeping my eye on the snazzy, ultra-wide 21:9 screens with 100Hz refresh rate. The price is similar to a VR headset, granted the experience is just a nice improvement over my single screen=, and not a revolutionary change like VR.

Slick wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 19:22:
Sorry, been playing a lot of VR lately, so one last thing for anyone who cares...

I backed THIS kickstarter, as it looks like it will fix the only other niggle i have with the Vive, having all the weight on your face, it destroys my neck.

Interesting, and thank you for bringing that up. Neck strain is a very legitimate concern of mine and I was hoping that shorter sessions with the Vive would minimize the pain.

Most of my iRacing sessions are an hour or so, any more and I get a bit bug-eyed with the strain of visual focus and mental fatigue, and that's just with a single screen!

Do you consider VR sim racing to be more intense? Or similar but just a different experience than using screens?
 
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 This Year
22. Re: Project CARS 2 This Year Feb 8, 2017, 18:03 theglaze
 
Slick wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 17:43:
Cutter wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 16:50:
Do you guys listen to songs like Gary Numan's Cars, Kraftwerk's Autobahn or Golden Earring's Radar Love, and stuff like that when you play?

I pop on a good podcast like Sawbones or Revisionist History, set a nice long 5 lap course on the full nurburgring, slap on the vive, grab my wheel, and phase out of existence.

I've been thinking of diving into the world of VR specifically for my sim racing, just not sure if I should take the plunge on the current gen or wait for the next.

I'm leaning towards getting the Vive now because they previously offered the preorders to existing customers first before opening it up to new customers. I don't know if they'll do that for the next-gen headset...
 
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 This Year
14. Re: Project CARS 2 This Year Feb 8, 2017, 15:27 theglaze
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 13:15:
That sounds pretty awesome however I am not a fan of subscription based games because if I don't have much time to play in a month than I am feeling stressed to play otherwise wasting my sub fee.

I am also terrified by MP racing. I am seeing it every time in iRacing videos where people get all pissed off for being taken out by an inexperienced driver or just by accident or what not.
I'd feel pretty shitty about taking someone out but than getting yelled at for it would just make me not want to go back and race again.

I rather put up with the stupid Ai and single player racing.

Fair points.

Subscription model works for me in a few ways. It encourages me to launch the sim because Iím paying for it, so I figure I get my monies worth if I participate in a couple events a month. And with people always paying and participating with the service, there are significant upgrades to the physic engine, car dynamics, and new features every season (4 a year). Itís constantly evolving.

As for getting up to the pace of your human opponents, there is a graduated license program. Youíll be marked as a Rookie at first, and restricted to only a few select events for official series, until you earn a D license. More events and cars are available, and then you do that to earn C and so on.

Perhaps the most fun and popular Road series is the Mazda MX-5 (Miata) Cup, accessible to anyone License D and higher and thousands of drivers race it every week. You get placed into a group with other racers of similar skill (lap time) and safety (going off track and hitting other cars). Sure there are a lot of tough lessons to learn and you will ruin other peoples races, but thatís a function of learning. If they were that much better than you, they would have been placed in a higher skill tier!

I just got an email that pCARS 1 is on sale right now, 66% off, and itís about the same price as 3 months for a new membership with iRacing. Youíll have a lot more fun in 3 months with iRacing than you will with a now completely unsupported (ie DEAD) game like pCARS 1.

Heck I think I can even give you a small discount by referring any new racer to iRacing.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS 2 This Year
9. Re: Project CARS 2 This Year Feb 8, 2017, 12:52 theglaze
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 8, 2017, 12:22:
Sadly nowhere in their PR do they talk about actually making a good racing *game*

I thought PCARS did have the best racing physics of any game, but the actual gameplay was... boring as hell. Damage model was a joke, flag rules non-existent, no league selection, no pitstop crew management.. it was.. just only a car simulation. Racing it did never simulate properly.

Exactly.

Racing!

I think 'racing' can get neglected with simulators as the development team focus on making an authentic driving experience, but fail to provide an entertaining racing experience. Whether it's AI or supporting online multiplayer, so many racing games and driving simulators struggle with it.

And that's why I pay for a subscription to iRacing. It doesn't have the best physics, graphics, and there's NO AI...but the wheel-to-wheel racing is the best out there.

This week's official series for the Blancpain Endurance (Sprint race at 45mins with 1 required pitstop) race is around Suzuka...a battle between AMG GT3, Z4 Gt3, MP412C GT3, R8 GT3, etc on one of the best tracks in the world.

Yes please!

I usually put in about 25 laps in a practice session to get a decent car setup, longer if I don't know the track. Racing events are hosted ever 2 hours, and everyone that registers is split into different groups based on skill and safety.

And you can race as a ghost in actual live races to learn racing lines, strategies, and to practice.
 
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News Comments > Overwatch PTR Update Adds Browser and CTF
1. Re: Overwatch PTR Update Adds Browser and CTF Feb 7, 2017, 18:48 theglaze
 
If the seasonal arcade event 'Capture the Rooster' is any indication, CTF will be a gimmicky add-on forced on game style that doesn't fit the mode.  
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News Comments > Rock Band VR Next Month
6. Re: Rock Band VR Next Month Feb 7, 2017, 12:20 theglaze
 
Pretty sure I'll develop PTSD after being boo'ed off the stage by an angry cartoon audience...  
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News Comments > Husk Released
10. Re: Husk Released Feb 4, 2017, 23:52 theglaze
 
Got this with the monthly Humble Bundle; it launched on Steam the same day the bundle released. I guess people didn't realize they'd be bug testing lol  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Feb 1, 2017, 23:09 theglaze
 
Gotta chase'em...20 minutes of high-speed chase in perfect weather conditions is safer than letting that guy get away and not be caught.

I wonder how much dangerous riding he would have done in the next year? 5? What if he was never caught?
 
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News Comments > DiRT 4 Announced
7. Re: DiRT 4 Announced Jan 26, 2017, 17:38 theglaze
 
NO GYMKHANA GAME MODE!?
KEN BLOCK MISSING FROM TEASER!?

My god...CM may have learnt from past mistakes!

But I will refund via Steam INSTANTLY if some stupid game commentator tells me to "Post your race on YouTube!"
 
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