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Real Name Billy Mitchell   
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Nickname theglaze
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Description Try my hot sauce.
Homepage http://
Signed On Nov 1, 2011, 22:27
Total Comments 619 (Apprentice)
User ID 57201
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Aug 7, 2018, 12:33 theglaze
 
I haven't clicked on an IGN review in a long time... and they pulled their Dead Cells review because of plagiarism... HAH!

[edit] Ahh Blue is ahead of me
 
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News Comments > Dead Cells Exfoliated
5. Re: Dead Cells Exfoliated Aug 7, 2018, 00:24 theglaze
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 23:28:
HoSpanky wrote on Aug 6, 2018, 22:58:
Picked this up during the summer sale. Itís so goddamn good, I canít explain it. The combat feels great even at the beginning, with limited weapons. It just gets better as it goes, although luck-of-the-draw factors heavily into how far youíll get in a given run. I now routinely can make it to the second boss..but sometimes my weapon combination doesnít cut it for him.

Itís pricey for an Indie, for sure. Itís not so much castlevania as it is ďRogue Legacy with way, WAY, impossibly better control.Ē It just FEELS right, itís hard to put into words.

Yeah, the control/combat is amazing for a sidescroller, I just wish it wasn't infected with that Rogue-lite-whatever bullshit that seems to be in every other game these days. A traditional game with continues from death or something, with Dead Cells' control scheme and combat, and pretty much every other design decision except the rogue-lite death nonsense would have been perfect.

Still, I'm looking forward to this and They Are Billions coming out of Early Access this year, with great anticipation.

Have you played Axiom Verge?
 
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News Comments > Dead Cells Exfoliated
4. Re: Dead Cells Exfoliated Aug 7, 2018, 00:22 theglaze
 
Animation looks great, and it appears the gameplay is on the same level. Iíll pick this one up next time I have a cold (platformers are my go-to when Iím sick)  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
1. Re: Evening Interviews Jul 31, 2018, 20:38 theglaze
 
IDK, douchebags want to be dicks, and with anonymity so easily accessible through-emotional charged gaming, it just magnifies that expression.  
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News Comments > Assetto Corsa Competizione Early Access in September
1. Re: Assetto Corsa Competizione Early Access in September Jul 31, 2018, 17:41 theglaze
 
It will be interesting to see how well this title does.

It seems the masses prefer lots of cars and tracks, like PC2, but Forza 7 flopped on PC with its Windows Store release and poor performance and wheel support.

This title also surpeesses modding with encrypted files, so thereís a lot of people from rF2 and original AC.

So I guess itís going after the iRacing crowd on PC, and GT7 crowd wanting those FIA events, but theyíre just as loyal as any there fan base.

Sooooo, this is going to kinda flop?
 
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News Comments > Overwatch Free Weekend
1. Re: Overwatch Free Weekend Jul 27, 2018, 08:42 theglaze
 
Wrecking Ball is a a curious hero, adding another complexity to battles. Well played by Blizzard  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Jul 10, 2018, 22:16 theglaze
 
As an actor that can play vulnerable, satanical, volatile, and sarcastic... I think he's a great pick for a story arch that falls into one of DC's best villains.  
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News Comments > Rocket League Anniversary Plans
1. Re: Rocket League Anniversary Plans Jul 4, 2018, 12:55 theglaze
 
Iím surprised these guys havenít introduced a Battle Royale mode...  
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News Comments > DAKAR 18 in September
2. Re: DAKAR 18 in September Jul 4, 2018, 07:33 theglaze
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 3, 2018, 22:06:
Why the hell is it called the Dakar Rally if it takes place in South America?

Land mines were a major issue with many deaths since the 90ís. I believe there were kidnapings and/or robbery of event workers and the support teams that are temporarily in small towns.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
7. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 2, 2018, 16:05 theglaze
 
Armengar wrote on Jul 1, 2018, 10:32:
I haven't used SLI since running 1024x768 on my voodoo 2 pair (king of the hill back then!). How does SLI stack up on older cards? I have a 960 and can pick up another cheap 960. My mobo (surprisingly) does have 2 slots so I can theoretically SLI them, im sure my PSU can support both too.

Is it worth bothering though? I know that ideally a new GFX would be preferable, but if you already have an old card and can pick up a cheap identical one, would it be worthwhile doing so?

Once you stick the other card in and physically link them using a SLI Bridge (probably need to buy that separately), you just enable SLI within the GeForce drivers. Thatís it. Games that support SLI should auto-detect it; games that donít support SLI will just use the primary card.

Should you do it?
- Are there titles that you enjoy which also support SLI? Is there room to bump up quality or FPS?
- Maybe you like to tinker and enjoy benchmarking and recording performance.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 1, 2018, 08:39 theglaze
 
Crossfire/SLI use to be a go to for me in my rig.

Hell I even had an ATI 4870X2 and tossed in another 4870 for triple GPU action! I have no idea how my Corsair 750W PSU could deal with that...

Pick up a single, affordable mainstream GPU and then six months to a year down the line buy another one - possibly for less than the price of your first one - and net the same level of performance youíd get from a more expensive high-end graphics card.

That was the strategy. Buy the GPU that is one step below the flagship (GTX 670 instead of 680) and when prices reduce, or the GTX 780 comes out, buy a cheaper 670 and you're going faster than the latest single GPU on market. I did that for years...

HoSpanky wrote on Jun 30, 2018, 10:13:
So, SLI/crossfire may be all but dead for mainstream gaming, but one place it has a potentially bright future is VR.

I totally agree. Perhaps the current headsets just don't offer the resolution to really show off eye-candy graphics. Yes, some games already challenge a 1080Ti, but in the headset, they don't look THAT much better than regular VR titles.

IMO, that won't last much longer, and I believe like you that SLI/Crossfire will be the only way to run the near-4k-VR-headsets.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Sets Monthly F2P Sales Record
9. Re: Fortnite Sets Monthly F2P Sales Record Jun 27, 2018, 17:50 theglaze
 
My only beef with this is that the game is shit...

I really hope Battlefield can become the AAA Battle Royale mode with the foundation of a proper shooter with great level design, physics, graphics, gun-play, vehicles, etc, etc.

PUBG and Fornite are meant for smelly casuals!
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V in October
40. Re: Battlefield V in October May 24, 2018, 15:00 theglaze
 
TBH, if any FPS franchise could actually present a solid Battle Royale mode... it's this one!

Massive Maps and player count = A cornerstone of the franchise
Vehicles = Have your pick
Gun-play depth = Miles ahead of the other popular titles
Parachutes = Just pull the cord

Add in artillery barrages or gas attacks to simulate the safe zone, and they'd have the best Battle Royale mode on the market...

I guess we'll just have to settle for the normal BF experience: random public lobbies with ridiculously skilled team hogging the best vehicle (which no one can kill) and the endless cycle of spawn kiling.

Can't wait Blank
 
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News Comments > Battlefield V Set in WW2?
4. Re: Battlefield V Set in WW2? May 21, 2018, 17:48 theglaze
 
Why can't they just make up more interesting and completely impossible wars? Disregard the limitations of "reality", and let's have some fun!

This is a god damn video game, not a history book. How about...

Antarctica vs. Australia
New Zealand vs. Argentina
Canada vs. Mexico
India vs. Mongolia
Turkey vs. Norway
USA vs. Egypt
UK vs. Brazil
 
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News Comments > Shenmue III Release Date Shen-Moved
1. Re: Shenmue III Release Date Shen-Moved May 16, 2018, 11:42 theglaze
 
My Japanese is a little rusty, but I remember from the previous two titles that Shenmue means "delayed release" in English  
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News Comments > F1 2018 in August
1. Re: F1 2018 in August May 15, 2018, 13:43 theglaze
 
Glad to hear they aren't going backwards in the development of the new title, at least when it comes to content.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
9. Re: Steam Top 10 May 13, 2018, 21:55 theglaze
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 13, 2018, 19:57:
Sepharo wrote on May 13, 2018, 19:32:
There was an update to CS gun mechanics?
That is / would be very surprising.
By mechanics does he mean stuff like this
Weíre all used to Valve tinkering with the guns in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/category/updates/
Release Notes for 3/20-22/2018
Ė Adjustments to the Negev:ó Improved accuracy while firing in burstsó Slightly reduced time until significant accuracy recoveryó Price lowered to $1700ó Reduced armor penetrationó Movement speed is significantly reduced while firing


From the last year:

2018.02.08 Shotguns
2017.09.14 Glock & P250
2017.08.17 Five-Seven
2017.08.07 Tec-9
2017.05.23 UMP-45
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 May 13, 2018, 15:24 theglaze
 
Dev wrote on May 13, 2018, 14:35:
theglaze wrote on May 13, 2018, 14:27:
RedEye9 wrote on May 13, 2018, 14:10:
jdreyer wrote on May 13, 2018, 13:05:
Sad that the top two games came out more than a year ago.
Happy that CSGO is not on the list.

I canít remember the last time CSGO wasnít on the list.

Don't worry, valve still pulled in tons of money from skins and stuff from it.

I track the value of my collection via a spreadsheet (yes I know there are websites for that). Itís interesting to see how updates to gun mechanics directly affect market value. For whtever reason, my knife is worth more now than ever before...
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 May 13, 2018, 14:27 theglaze
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 13, 2018, 14:10:
jdreyer wrote on May 13, 2018, 13:05:
Sad that the top two games came out more than a year ago.
Happy that CSGO is not on the list.

I canít remember the last time CSGO wasnít on the list.

 
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News Comments > Fortnite 50v50 Returns
7. Re: Fortnite 50v50 Returns May 12, 2018, 02:45 theglaze
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on May 12, 2018, 00:58:
Jivaro wrote on May 11, 2018, 22:54:
Never in a million years would I have guessed that this game would be as popular as it has become. I was sure Epic was going to flop hard with this one not so long ago. Shows what I know I guess.
Whats so great about them that they stay that relevant?

Itís the gameplay format thatís addditive; the execution of code/engine/etc from the developer has become irrelevant.

I think some of the fundamentals for attracting new players are:

1. The very idea of ďlast man standingĒ is exciting; a single death ends your match which adds more suspense.
2. A players performance is constantly being communicated (displayed player count and zone) and that is critical to provide dopamine reward loop.
3. Luck is a significant factor, but get a ďgoodĒ roll of item pickup and leverage against opponents, and a player can get much farther than their skill would normally allow.
4. Easy repetition; joining a new match instantly after a loss keeps the player engaged.
5. Itís $FREE.99

 
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