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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.