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Re: Serious Sam 4 Released
Sep 25, 2020, 09:37
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Re: Serious Sam 4 Released Sep 25, 2020, 09:37
Sep 25, 2020, 09:37
 
Xero wrote on Sep 25, 2020, 09:06:
I was a huge SS fan of the original but it seems a lot of them have gone down the toilet since then. Not sure if I want to dig into this one once it hits bargain bin. I did have a blast with the original...

On a side note, got into the Prodeus beta prior to hitting EA in November. It's a beaut. Recommend any retro shooter FPS fan take a look. It is glorious. If you like Doom, well, it will give some Doom vibes

That Prodeus game looks pretty cool. Will keep an eye on it.
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access One Week Delay; System Specs Revealed
Sep 25, 2020, 04:20
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access One Week Delay; System Specs Revealed Sep 25, 2020, 04:20
Sep 25, 2020, 04:20
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 18:37:
Will this be the first game that does romance right? As in, not plucked from the fantasy of a basement dwelling Redeye that can only hope for a shag in his deepest of dreams?

There's so much more to romance after the flirtations leading to sex. It's basically everything after that that makes it interesting, yet all RPGs stop the romance development after The Fuck. Pathetic.

Have you played the Witcher3? Probably the only game I've ever played where I cared about how my character interacts with his girlfriend.

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Re: Aquanox Deep Descent Surfaces Next Month
Sep 25, 2020, 04:08
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Re: Aquanox Deep Descent Surfaces Next Month Sep 25, 2020, 04:08
Sep 25, 2020, 04:08
 
VR support?
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Re: Serious Sam 4 Released
Sep 25, 2020, 04:06
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Re: Serious Sam 4 Released Sep 25, 2020, 04:06
Sep 25, 2020, 04:06
 
Razumen wrote on Sep 25, 2020, 00:13:
The medium of reviews seem to point at this being not great, but not terrible. More of the same as before, without any real innovation or advancement in level design. Though if you like the SS formula, you'll still probably enjoy this enough to warrant the $40 purchase.

Personally I think they need to move away from setting these games in gritty realistic settings, and let us travel to new, interesting locations. Their level design is subpar, and visually all of their recent games in the past look like they could be from one singular game. And stop trying to shoehorn in a serious story with really bad cutscenes full of talking mannequins. Doesn't help that their lead engine designer quit before release either.

I agree with most of this. One of the things that Doom 1 and 2 (remember those?) got right was level design. I mean Serious Sam is more DOOMy than the new DOOMs, yet it falls flat on its face with regards to level design. The open parts are decent, but the interior levels leave a whole lot to be desired.
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews
Sep 25, 2020, 03:56
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews Sep 25, 2020, 03:56
Sep 25, 2020, 03:56
 
RogueSix wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 16:21:
aka_STEVE wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 14:41:
This entire release schedule by Nvidia is so stupid.... They have almost zero cards for consumers to buy , but they pushed so hard to launch the products out the door , like they are scared of AMD's cards coming out. !?
THey are acting like they needed to be first out the door to keep customers loyal , but are just pissing everyone off and making them wait for AMD anyways because of no availability of the 30xx series...

Nvidia is at the top , why not launch when you actually have inventory to please the masses ?

nVidia did not necessarily want to "piss everyone off" but they definitely took a major piss in AMD's cornflakes. The RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 are priced very competitively. AMD is going to have a hard time with their presumably 16GB parts to match or stay below nVidia's pricing.
The RTX 3090 should guarantee that nVidia remain in the top spot on review sites regardless of the card's availability. The performance crown shall continue to be worn by the old and the new king.

Launching before AMD was a pretty clever business move. nVidia maintain the throne and they can sit back, relax and counter AMD's 16GB cards with a 20GB RTX 3080 (Super or Ti) and/or a 16GB RTX 3070(Ti) in case AMD gets close to the RTX 3080/3070 in performance. Until then it's quite likely that AMD are going to have a hard time to properly attack the 10GB RTX 3080 at the $699 price target or the $499 RTX 3070.
All leaks point towards AMD sticking with a classic 256-bit bus so they are stuck with 8GB and 16GB cards. Selling the 16GB RTX 3080 competitor at or below $699 will probably mean fairly poor, hurtful margins for AMD. OTOH, the 8GB BigNavi part is going to have 2GB less VRAM than the RTX 3080 and it's also got slower VRAM on board because GDDR6X is nVidia exclusive for now. AMD is going to have to sell that potential 8GB card quite FAR below the $699 price.

The current lack of Ampere availability may be a short time downer for some people but all will be forgotten in a few months when the cards are going to be available in the usual quantities. People need and want graphics cards for the "next gen" console ports. They will buy them when the shinies are available. There is a little game called WoW that had the shittiest launch in all of MMO history with hour long queues for months on popular PvP realms. Yet it became the most successful MMO of all time. A crappy launch means nothing. We are also only one week into Ampere right now. Declaring it a complete failure already is outright silly but a sign of our crazy times where consumerism is king and where everything needs to be available yesterday for as cheap as possible.

A lot of speculation in this post. I guess we will see. It all comes down to what AMD has in store this time round. What is more worrying is the tone of the post. I could never figure out why people are loyal to a fault to corporations. Are you on their payroll? Because if you're not then you should be rooting for AMD to finally put the squeeze on Nvidia's ballsack with a decent product, cos that is what helps us consumers the most, no matter which card you end up getting.

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Re: Evening Metaverse
Sep 25, 2020, 02:35
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Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 25, 2020, 02:35
Sep 25, 2020, 02:35
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 23:23:
Even Slashdot.org has Russian spammers these days, as does bluesnews. It's embarassing.

Bluesnews has russian spammers? Haven't noticed any....
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Sep 24, 2020, 08:27
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Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 24, 2020, 08:27
Sep 24, 2020, 08:27
 
Star Trek TNG Season 1 really gets too much hate. I've recently rewatched it and it is still miles and away better than the shit that passes for Star Trek today. Yeah it took a while for the show to catch it's stride but the seeds for greatness were there from the first minute. The writing got better and the acting definitely got much better, but it really wasn't as bad as all of you are making it out to be. There were some great episodes even in S1, and for what it's worth it was really, really good "Star Trek" by that I mean it gave hope that one day humanity can rise above the petty tribalism of today.

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Re: Industry Vets Form Dreamhaven
Sep 24, 2020, 08:20
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Re: Industry Vets Form Dreamhaven Sep 24, 2020, 08:20
Sep 24, 2020, 08:20
 
Can't really get that excited about this, I mean does the gaming world really need another publishing house? As for Secret Door and Moonshot, show me what you are working on and then maybe we can get excited about something.
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Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw on Steam
Sep 24, 2020, 08:15
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Re: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw on Steam Sep 24, 2020, 08:15
Sep 24, 2020, 08:15
 
I was all over this a year ago, however for some reason it sucked somehow. This is coming from someone who loves, LOVES, space sims. There was simply something off-putting about the gameplay. It felt way too arcadey but not in a good way. I think I played a few missions and then just gave up.

Im looking forward to the new Star Wars Squadrons game, hopefully it will scratch that itch.
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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer
Sep 24, 2020, 07:11
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Re: Free Rocket League Launches on Epic Games Store with Epic Coupon Offer Sep 24, 2020, 07:11
Sep 24, 2020, 07:11
 
What is wrong with free stuff? This is fucking awesome.
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Re: No Man's Sky Origins Launches
Sep 24, 2020, 03:52
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Re: No Man's Sky Origins Launches Sep 24, 2020, 03:52
Sep 24, 2020, 03:52
 
I keep getting bored with it. Then again I'm really not that into crafting so this game was never really for me.
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Re: Evening Previews
Sep 24, 2020, 03:08
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Re: Evening Previews Sep 24, 2020, 03:08
Sep 24, 2020, 03:08
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Sep 23, 2020, 22:35:
GOTY.

Down boy. Wooo..
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Re: 5M Players on Spellbreak
Sep 24, 2020, 03:08
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Re: 5M Players on Spellbreak Sep 24, 2020, 03:08
Sep 24, 2020, 03:08
 
Looks fairly interesting. Will check it out...
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access One Week Delay; System Specs Revealed
Sep 24, 2020, 03:04
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access One Week Delay; System Specs Revealed Sep 24, 2020, 03:04
Sep 24, 2020, 03:04
 
The characters look kind of uncanny. Weird...

Anyone else getting these strange vibes?

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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 23, 2020, 02:57
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 23, 2020, 02:57
Sep 23, 2020, 02:57
 
mag wrote on Sep 22, 2020, 19:17:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 22, 2020, 18:25:
NASA plans for return to Moon to cost $28 billion.

Problem, poor starving people?

If it makes you feel any better, that money never would have gone to poor starving people.

Yup this, pretty much. Also, I have no faith in NASA's bullshit claims to recreate the Apollo program. They are basically doing it from scratch with basically the same technology (apart from electronics and computer upgrades, exactly the same) to get people to do exactly the same missions they they did in 1969.

Im all for human exploration of space but this is not the way to go about it.
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Re: Epic Invests in Manticore
Sep 23, 2020, 02:31
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Re: Epic Invests in Manticore Sep 23, 2020, 02:31
Sep 23, 2020, 02:31
 
Sounds like a longshot. Which kind of fits the profile of how Epic operates in these last few years since they lucked out with Fortnite.
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 22, 2020, 09:40
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 22, 2020, 09:40
Sep 22, 2020, 09:40
 
yuastnav wrote on Sep 22, 2020, 08:04:
I have a bad feeling about any future Bethesda games running on Linux.

Heh, yeah lol.
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Re: NVIDIA on Restocking Sold Out GeForce 3080s
Sep 22, 2020, 06:24
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Re: NVIDIA on Restocking Sold Out GeForce 3080s Sep 22, 2020, 06:24
Sep 22, 2020, 06:24
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 22, 2020, 05:51:
You definitely better get it now because waiting a couple of more months sounds like it would be unbearable for you.

Rotfl
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Re: John Carmack on Microsoft's id Software Ownership
Sep 22, 2020, 06:06
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Re: John Carmack on Microsoft's id Software Ownership Sep 22, 2020, 06:06
Sep 22, 2020, 06:06
 
Zenimax lost? Really? Wow, my memory is definitely not what it was. Or maybe Im just so cynical that I remember the worst possible scenario, even when it wasn't what exactly happened.
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Re: John Carmack on Microsoft's id Software Ownership
Sep 22, 2020, 04:09
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Re: John Carmack on Microsoft's id Software Ownership Sep 22, 2020, 04:09
Sep 22, 2020, 04:09
 
osage no onna wrote on Sep 22, 2020, 03:46:
He steals from and screws over his old employer for Facebook, destroys evidence in a hilariously clumsy way because apparently this "genius" can't shred files without googling it, and then tries to play the victim about how they're meanies who hold an unreasonable grudge against him, is my (no doubt unpopular) hot take on this.

Nope I think you're firmly in the dead center popular view on this. (And probably many other hyperbolic views that people like to have, when they remember exagareted shit going down because of an escalation between lawyers in two companies).

No one really remembers that the case was basically that JC used code that he worked on in one company, while developing software in another. A jury of your peers saw fit to declare this "theft" if I remember correctly. So yeah, your opinion is as popular as bit-titted blonde American homecoming queens.

I wonder what a jury of programmers would have thought of it?
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