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Real Name Billy Mitchell   
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Nickname theglaze
Email Concealed by request
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Description Try my hot sauce.
Homepage http://
Signed On Nov 1, 2011, 22:27
Total Comments 513 (Apprentice)
User ID 57201
 
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News Comments > AMD Project CARS & Witcher 3 Beta Drivers Coming
1. Re: AMD Project CARS & Witcher 3 Beta Drivers Coming May 21, 2015, 15:48 theglaze
 
It makes sense to attack your competitor where it is weakest.

I gave up on ATI years ago because of lackluster driver development...back when I had to download 3rd party Omega drivers because ATI took to damn long to release their own. It got to the point where ATI stole the Omega name and added it to their marketing because of the recognition it got.

 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. May 20, 2015, 20:52 theglaze
 
The actual publishing is here, and they are specifically comparing non-gamers to "action" video game players, meaning first or third person shooters. The SCI GOGO article did not make this distinction in its title or content.  
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News Comments > Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Announced
5. Re: Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide Announced May 18, 2015, 12:51 theglaze
 
Endless Legend is far more interesting than BE; I'd recommend that before people throw even more money on the disappointment of BE.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Specs
22. Re: Oculus Rift Specs May 15, 2015, 22:35 theglaze
 
What's the difference in eye strain between Rift and 3D movies?

By the second half of Age of Ultron, my eyes are too tired to really get the effect of another simension. And I have a mild headache.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews May 13, 2015, 20:42 theglaze
 
InBlack wrote on May 13, 2015, 09:30:
Wow scathing review of Project Cars by the guy at Atomic Sim Racing. I don't agree, in fact he is completely off base, and it sounds like he probably played the game with some kind of traction control engaged and without having properly set up his wheel. He even complains about the wheel settings being 'too complicated and involved' and berates the sim for having 'too many options'. I have the game installed at home, a friend of mine loant me his Logitech Momo FF wheel, which is still going strong. The game is hard as fuck, and the physics are the best I have YET seen.

The guy talks about how the open wheeled cars are simpler to drive than road cars and then complains how that is unrealistic.

/facepalm

He also never fails to mention Asetto Corsa in every paragraph at least once, and unfavorably compares PC to it. AC is a nice game, but its a game compared to this SIM. Be warned. It's a shame that a lot of times people who play and review sims have little to no experience in REAL RACECARS or even road cars, their arrogance comes accros as pure stupidity in cases like this. *sigh*

Whoa. Easy now.

We're all entitled to opinions, and in my opinion, that guys take on pCARS is one of the most thorough reviews I've read and it's from an experienced PC sim racer. I'm surprised you even call it a "scathing review"; he presents more positives than negatives and concludes with a favorable opinion of the title.

Compare that to the GameSpot PC review created by a guy who put just 15 hours into the game and claims only to have played console racers.

Leper wrote on May 13, 2015, 11:03:
There should be better delineation between sims and games. Like, games sites shouldn't be reviewing sims in general. But maybe the people that go to games sites look at sims as games and want a review with that mindset? Different reviews for different folks, I guess.

Exactly. GameSpot offers generic reviews that follow a recipe with an arbitrary number slapped on it so Joe-who-doesn't-play-this-genre can digest it.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift in Q1 2016
26. Re: Oculus Rift in Q1 2016 May 6, 2015, 12:04 theglaze
 
People are right to think that 1st gen hardware will have shortcomings and problems, but compared to the first gen smart watches, a VR headset from Oculus offers significantly more bang-for-buck in function and entertainment.

VR enabled content will persuade the non-believers and the masses that don't understand the potential of devices like Oculus Rift. YouTube already offers 360 content (if your phone/tablet supports it):

360 F1
360 Wingsuit

This is just the beginning...
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Launch Trailer
11. Re: Project CARS Launch Trailer May 5, 2015, 18:18 theglaze
 
SpectralMeat wrote on May 5, 2015, 08:12:
You will need a pretty beefy rig to run this game at a steady 60fps at 1080p
According to this
Guess all the extra delays went into polishing the console versions.

I wouldn't trust the source of those numbers, or the idea of benchmarking a game before it's publicly released with drivers from last month.

 
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News Comments > DiRT Rally Early Access
3. Re: ArcheAge Head Start Issues Apr 27, 2015, 20:40 theglaze
 
Trevellian wrote on Apr 27, 2015, 20:15:
I'm a huge rally fan. Was so happy to see this on Steam today. I've already put 3 hours into it.

Basically, if you enjoy rally racing but you were turned off by the Bro'ified Xgames stuff in Dirt 2, or the Gymkhana garbage in Dirt 3. Then you will love this game.

This goes back to full on simulation style like Colin McRae Rally was intended to be before the first Dirt was released.

No Gymkhana
No Rallycross
No Rewind

Just segmented long stage rally's like a rally game should be. Nice clean interface and UI as well.

This was a great surprise for something that came out of nowhere.

How long are the rally stages?

I believe the stages have shortened with each DiRT release; the original game had the longest stages.
 
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News Comments > DiRT Rally Early Access
1. Re: DiRT Rally Early Access Apr 27, 2015, 19:54 theglaze
 
Interesting...I'm going to wait and see how the next F1 game turns out this summer before I drop cash on an Early Access game.

I think this is the first time Codies has gone for EA release, and I wonder how well they will take community input. Their official forms always had a spot for the 'next f1 game' where people could make wishes, but with sim drivers buying into early access, I imagine they are expecting at least a Project CARS basic level of interaction.
 
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News Comments > Steam Launches Paid Mod Support
17. Re: Steam Launches Paid Mod Support Apr 23, 2015, 14:45 theglaze
 
I bought GTAV so I could fool around with mods as they came out, but now I have to pay for those? Fuck off.  
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News Comments > Project CARS Specs & 12K Support
22. Re: Project CARS Specs & 12K Support Apr 15, 2015, 16:39 theglaze
 
nin wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 15:32:
theglaze wrote on Apr 15, 2015, 14:13:
Proceeded by "wow this looks great....but the car handling sucks!"

What makes you say that?


I haven't read or seen enough to convince me otherwise. The last article I read about the handling stated this:

PCPowerPlay wrote on March 31st:
An area that isnít so impressive is the car handling. Currently the game has very confusing wheel setup options, especially in regards to force feedback tuning....We found that the initial settings were very lacklustre, with the wheel exhibiting very little feedback when snapping back from oversteer, hitting curbs and rumble strips, and basically delivering very little information we could actually use.

He goes on to say that the feedback is getting better with each build, and that the community shares setups that significantly improve the handling. Still, a simultaneous multi-platform release is ambitious for a new team and new game engine. It's impressive that they've accomplished so much visually but it's clear to me they sacrificed wheel feedback in the process.

It'll take time to work out the kinks in feedback and wheel support, 3-6 months after release is my guess.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Specs & 12K Support
15. Re: Project CARS Specs & 12K Support Apr 15, 2015, 14:13 theglaze
 
Proceeded by "wow this looks great....but the car handling sucks!"  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 6, 2015, 15:29 theglaze
 
crypto wrote on Apr 6, 2015, 15:24:
"Intel Core i3 vs. Core i5 vs. Core i7- A Value and Performance Analysis."

Nice article, thanks I needed that

A more interesting article would be one that compares Intel proc's at handling dual images for virtual reality. Valve's Re vive is only 7 months away!
 
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News Comments > The Talos Principle Serious DLC for Free
9. Re: The Talos Principle Serious DLC for Free Apr 5, 2015, 12:17 theglaze
 
This has been on my wish list for a while, so I bought it yesterday.

Should I play it using the default voice, or Serious Sam? The default is becoming annoying already by level 3...
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black Apr 1, 2015, 19:09 theglaze
 
Someone needs to take Interstellar, remove all the overacted and annoying dramatic bits, and sync up the the awesome space scenes to music for a trip. Just saying.  
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News Comments > Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved Released
1. Re: Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved Released Mar 31, 2015, 13:54 theglaze
 
Smart move; I haven't touched the game since the first few weeks when I grinded it.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
14. Re: Evening Interviews Mar 31, 2015, 04:16 theglaze
 
I think the downfall of humanity begun when someone picked a spot where they could live year round, and he built a house there.

Our glory days were as hunter gatherers: living in the tropics with awesome weather. Physically active lifestyle. Eating natural foods. Bras didn't exist.

That's the stuff we dream about these days...and we ALL had it 10,000 years ago!
 
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News Comments > F1 2015 in June
2. Re: F1 2015 in June Mar 26, 2015, 19:46 theglaze
 
Aero wrote on Mar 26, 2015, 19:23:
I understand this is supposed to be the most significant update since the series started. I didn't bother with 2014 but 2013 was okay for what it was.

2014 may have had the best simcade handling of the bunch.
 
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News Comments > Codemasters are DiRTy Teases
1. Re: Codemasters are DiRTy Teases Mar 19, 2015, 12:10 theglaze
 
They need to stop marketing the game design of the DiRT series to dudebro's. Release that Ken Block gymkhana crap as DLC, and go back to developing epic rally and trailblazing roads that were in the original game. You know, the one that had Colin McRae in the name.

Rally cars are freakin cool just by themselves, aggresive stances and hood scoops with insanely boosted engines that spit fire and scream like banshees. The more genuine the gameplay experience is to the real thing, the more cool it is to all ages.

Stop overselling an easy sale.
 
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News Comments > Project CARS Delayed
6. Re: Project CARS Delayed Mar 11, 2015, 23:01 theglaze
 
A few qomments:

- The first line to this news release is them pumping their own tires
- They still don't have the confidence to pen in a date 2 months out
- If the 0.1% of the game is proving to be this complex or difficult, then clearly they failed to anticipate a significant, release-date-delaying part(s) of the sim

I want this sim to play as amazing as it looks, just like everyone else, but this single press release has the wrong tone and just points to disappointment.
 
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