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Signed On Apr 10, 2012, 20:31
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
65. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 24, 2016, 11:17 Eirikrautha
 
Creston wrote on Aug 23, 2016, 20:31:
First impressions:

- Mouse Acceleration out the ass. Argh. Turning sensitivity to ~ 38% seemed to be a decent sweet spot, I saw a post by an Eidos community rep that they are looking into it. Probably something they forgot to turn off again.

- For me it runs buttery smooth. Settings, basically all High or one better, no MSAA. I turned off Depth of View and Motion Blur because those are fucking godawful effects that I wish would just die a horrible death already. Also turned off the sharpen filter and Chromatic Blur. Haven't benchmarked yet, let me try that and post results later, but everything feels smooth like silk on these settings, i-2500, GTX970 and 8GB of ram. It seems like the newer generation cards are having issues whereas mine fortunately seems to be running great. Game looks great at these settings, although textures could be a bit sharper (there are 2 more texture settings above this one, I'll try it out later with a higher one).

- LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG ass cutscenes. Holy fuck. I wish I'd have been given agency in some of those cutscenes, it would have made the whole thing far more powerful, but oh well.

- Animations in general seem to have gotten a bit more stiff. Not all of them, some are really nice and fluid, but others look worse when compared to its five year old predecessor. Not sure what the hell that is about.

- Takedown options have GREATLY improved. Take guys down over obstacles, around obstacles, all works very smoothly. This makes playing a non-lethal playthrough a lot less finicky.

- Similarly, if people on the first floor can now see a dude on the 2nd floor and you take the dude on the 2nd floor down, the peeps on the 1st floor will go into alarm mode. This is much more realistic, and makes it definitely tougher to go from guy to guy taking them out. Several times I had to make use of a strategically thrown object to lure a guard out of his patrol zone in order to be able to take him out, which is good. I basically never had to do that in HR.

- While I appreciate the level of precision the new sneak system gives, it is very distracting. I wish there was a way to turn it off...

- Can't really judge on the story so far, I just made it to Prague. Voice acting is good, however.

- Faces look pretty bad. Not Fallout 4 levels of horror, but bad anyway. I thought Jensen looked better in HR...

- Music is top notch. WOOT MICHAEL MCCANN!!

Very much enjoying it so far.

Thanks for the rundown. I took the plunge last night. The only complaint I have is the movement feels clunkier than in the first. I think it's the damn mouse acceleration. Otherwise, pretty good so far.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released
3. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Released Aug 23, 2016, 11:02 Eirikrautha
 
Alright, despite the fact that I really liked DE:HR, I didn't pre-order. Somebody play for a couple of hours and tell me if I should buy this (is it like the last one)!

PLEASE!!!
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation
20. Re: Star Citizen Gamescom Presentation Aug 20, 2016, 16:09 Eirikrautha
 
Perhaps I missed it, but where is the "starship combat" in this starship combat game? All I saw (gameplay-wise) was the Crytek Engine doing what it does best (near the end): FPS. Where's the persistent universe with 100s of starships duking it out?  
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow Begins
7. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow Begins Aug 12, 2016, 11:58 Eirikrautha
 
MattyC wrote on Aug 12, 2016, 00:15:
Maybe I am alone here, but I would love to see an updated European Air War. I have very fond memories of stuff like Chuck Yeager's Air Combat and Aces of the Pacific, but EAW was just awesome.

Absolutely. Those games with modern engines would be amazing!
 
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow Begins
1. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Moscow Begins Aug 11, 2016, 15:18 Eirikrautha
 
Once upon a time, hearing "IL-2" would have caused an immediate grab for my wallet (in order to start throwing money at the screen). But after the last few buggy cash-grabs, I'm gonna need to see some reviews...  
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News Comments > Master of Orion This Month
1. Re: Master of Orion This Month Aug 11, 2016, 09:59 Eirikrautha
 
So, I can buy the game, but I don't get all the content unless I "upgrade" later. So you're charging me part of the price for part of the game. I guess that's useful if I'm not sure if I'll like it. But it still seems shady...  
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News Comments > Eisenhorn: XENOS Released
2. Re: Eisenhorn: XENOS Released Aug 10, 2016, 20:00 Eirikrautha
 
Creston wrote on Aug 10, 2016, 18:45:
Anyone know anything about this?
Seconded. This looks like it has potential, but a good GW game is as rare as a virgin unicorn descending from an UFO into the arms of an honest politician...
 
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News Comments > PC No Man's Sky Three Day Delay; Server Wipe Plans
21. Re: PC No Man's Sky Three Day Delay; Server Wipe Plans Aug 6, 2016, 23:09 Eirikrautha
 
HorrorScope wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 21:52:
Total-Khaos wrote on Aug 6, 2016, 18:45:
Spoiler alert! At the center, you find a decoder ring and a message that says, "Be sure to drink your Ovaltine."

Oh I thought it was God in the need of a space ship.

Excuse me... But why does God need a spaceship? </Kirk>
 
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News Comments > Vikings – Wolves of Midgard Trailer
8. Re: Vikings – Wolves of Midgard Trailer Aug 4, 2016, 23:10 Eirikrautha
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 17:39:
Tachikoma wrote on Aug 3, 2016, 14:04:
Looks like another Dungeon Siege clone. Only now with more Vikings, because Game Of Thrones.

Really? Where are the Vikings in GoT? I see plenty of them in the show Vikings however.

It's physics. The Law of Conservation of Stupidity. If several BNs posters stopped posting, others would have to appear in order to keep the amount of stupid that is posted constant. He's just doing his part...
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 4, 2016, 23:05 Eirikrautha
 
NKD wrote on Aug 4, 2016, 00:42:
It's mostly a lot of really opinionated elderly Luddites with strong conservative political opinions.
Citation, please. And "Straight outta' my ass" doesn't count.

This generalization thing is fun, though. I'll give it a shot, "The sort of person who tends to reduce all topics to politics tends to be the sort of ignoramus who shouldn't be involved in politics, nor try to understand most topics..."
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
27. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 31, 2016, 11:36 Eirikrautha
 
DangerDog wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 21:26:
/r/microsoftsoftwareswap/

Did you just seriously link to a bootleg Windows reddit as proof that Win10 Enterprise can be had for $50? When the poster themselves admits that: a) they are not a licensed dealer, and b) their keys don't always work?

By your logic, Win 10 Enterprise is free, so long as you pirate it!

Windows Enterprise is a lot more than $50 (legally). If you aren't trustworthy about that...
 
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News Comments > Marvel Ultimate Alliances PC Fixes Coming
3. Re: Marvel Ultimate Alliances PC Fixes Coming Jul 30, 2016, 12:36 Eirikrautha
 
El Pit wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 11:13:
Activision: We have top men working on it right now.
Gamers: Who?
Activision: Top... men.
As much as I hate them in principle, posts like this are the reason Blues needs a "like" button...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 30, 2016, 12:34 Eirikrautha
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 30, 2016, 10:17:

Come on windows 10 defenders,defend this. And tell us how great it is again and how it's free and derp.


First they came for the Start Menu, and I did not speak out—
Because I did not use it.

Then they came for the Group Policies, and I did not speak out—
Because I did not care.

Then they came made Cortana mandatory, and I did not speak out—
Because I do not search.

Then they came for my documents...
Hey, even shills get a day off now and then...
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
3. Re: Gone Gold - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Jul 29, 2016, 19:55 Eirikrautha
 
Looking forward to this one. The summer drought is about over...  
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News Comments > PC Disney Infinity to Cease Working
1. Re: PC Disney Infinity to Cease Working Jul 29, 2016, 19:54 Eirikrautha
 
And this is why "software as a service" is anti-consumer at its very core. Yet no one gets very worked up about it anymore...  
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
172. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 27, 2016, 18:28 Eirikrautha
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 27, 2016, 02:31:
Jeez, Slick. What's up with the OCD?
Well, he might be getting paid by the word...
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
141. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 27, 2016, 00:05 Eirikrautha
 
NetHead wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 18:06:
It's always surprising how many people think someone raising such concerns is paranoid or delusional. It's nothing new yet remains surprising because you'd think people would wise up over time, though not only does that not seem to happen, these days there are more people than ever adding their naive voice to the crowd.

Here we have one of the most intelligent people in gaming/tech sphere, with more experience, knowledge and connections in so many areas it's unlikely anyone here could even match him in a single one of those areas, saying that Microsoft is going to do what they have a reputation for doing while trying to benefit themselves and some people shout how he's nuts or flat out wrong.

It almost boggles the mind how some people can be so pompous, going through life like frogs in warming water.

It's like someone's told them the Earth isn't flat and they're ranting about how that someone is wrong with ridiculous and stupid reasons and comparisons. The reply's are so stupid they're not even worth correcting.
Actually, it isn't surprising at all. You are assuming that the "crowd" is in any way sincere or operating in good faith. Microsoft, Google, (hell, the DNC!) et al., all spend millions of dollars every year on social marketing. Just about every major corporation does it. And part of social marketing is getting on various message boards and shilling for the company. You assume that you are seeing people who don't know. You're seeing people who have a financial stake in the system, one way or the other.

Honestly, the handful of genuine doofuses who argue in good faith are the ones I pity the most. At least the shills are getting paid to be dumbasses...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
33. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Jul 17, 2016, 19:56 Eirikrautha
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 21:20:
The alternative is no marketing, no marketing equals less income, less income equals less game.

Whoa, Whoa, WHOA! I thought that CIG has taken in $120m and has all of the resources it needs. We've heard the Robertrons all over these boards telling us that CIG didn't need any more money to complete the game and that ship sales were just bonuses due to the overwhelming financing they already had. Now you are saying that they need more sales to finish the game?! You can't have it both ways...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
32. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Jul 17, 2016, 19:52 Eirikrautha
 
VaranDragon wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 16:46:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 14:36:
Even if they release the game and it's great they'll never satisfy the critics, as the goalposts will simply be moved - you'll just criticise it for something else.

Lol dude, just lol.

It's like, "Dude, what are you talking about? Kool Aid has always tasted like that..." </Jonestown>
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Op Ed Jul 10, 2016, 21:51 Eirikrautha
 
Devinoch wrote on Jul 10, 2016, 18:02:
...and you wonder why you have to spend a few hours trying to find a single review with anything meaningful, positive or negative, to say.

If it takes you hours to find a worthwhile review on Steam, the problem is not with the Steam review system. You might want to start with a speed reading or reading comprehension class.

Generally speaking, I can usually figure out in the first 10-15 highest score reviews and the same number of lowest score reviews most of what I need to know.

Besides, the problem Cliffski has is that I can WATCH the game being played on Youtube, which tells me far more than 1000 Steam reviews. Steam could hire as many shills as he wants, and it won't change the result a bit...
 
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