I'm surprised anyone is upset about this. If I was a console-only gamer I would be thrilled at the option to upgrade my system. As it stands, I already spend something north of $500/year upgrading my PC. I also upgrade my phone every 1-2 years. Get a new car lease every 3 years. Seems to match the cadence of every other toy in my life
My PC has been sitting here for the same specs for quite a few years now. I'm running an ancient quad-core i5 (because it's still great today) and a GTX 770. Yes, I'm waiting for this year's NVidia offering (because I've heard this is going to be a huge leap forward for graphic cards) this year to upgrade again, but short of getting a SSD, I haven't done anything to my PC rig in ages.
...the massive amount of exploits in this game are absolutely insane. Utterly NO Q&A was even remotely done on this title, and exploit after exploit after completely stupid programming comes out time after time again.
This is basically that one Assassin's Creed title it's so bad, except it doesn't affect the game's graphics.
Crazy number of ways to 'get outside of the world geometry' exist (mostly involving the portable cover you spawn on the ground), ways to stack your character stats into infinity (lack of basic math sanity checking with equipment), ways to exploit the joke of an Incursion (seriously, it's just a Horde map?) into giving you loot without the mission even fighting back (or claiming the 'best reward' as often as you ran it, instead of weekly), ways to get infinite money and crafting materials (one way by exploiting the lack of server checking on the stuff that Ubi gives you for free!)...you name it, odds are you can exploit it.
And before you say any of the above was fixed, as of this moment, I can tell and show you how to do every single one of those exploits in the current version of the game (on any system).
Quote from: Dante Rising on April 20, 2016, 12:13:52 PM
The idea behind this hardware upgrade is for VR and to play 1080p games with a few more bells and whistles smoothly, correct? I can't see those new specs pushing 4K resolutions, even when taking into account console overhead is much lower than a PC.
To my recollection, this was the 1st recent recent generation (Playstation 1 and beyond) where the newly released consoles were not more powerful than a high end PC.
That's an understatement. The consoles really, well, suck compared to even a mid-range PC, much less somebody who throws money at it.
And thinking about it further, as you said, there's just no way those 'low end' specs can possibly run anything decent at 4K. Hell - spending $500 on a video card itself is hardly enough for 4K on the PC.
Quote from: Harpua3 on April 19, 2016, 10:22:37 PM
Kinda pissed but in theory it shouldn't affect anyone who opts to not upgrade, like me probably.
Exactly. It sounds like that this will not affect any current console owner, as the developers are not allowed to produce anything that won't run (well, I hope) on both systems.
The New 3DS is the same way...although they've already broken the above rule (Hyrule Legends I've heard runs like absolute crap on the 'old' 3DS, and it runs SO poorly in fact it should not have even been available to purchase).
We'll see. We'll also see if Sony releases any information officially, or if they'll try to keep it under wraps until whenever they decide to release it.
Word on the street was that Steam was adjusting and removing 'core files' from every install.
Basically, every time a game gets downloaded, it also downloads all the DirectX binaries and everything you might need when you fire up the game for the first time. The problem is that Steam downloads this for EVERY game (generally in a folder called CommonRedist).
So, after reading some sites, it seems that Steam started deleting these folders out of every single game you currently had installed, as apparently Steam has some way of doing all the DirectX stuff on a central level. The problem...is that Steam forgot to tell everyone it was doing this.
Actually...it was worse in the end it seems. Steam went and deleted all of these things (generally removing 96MB per game), and the next day (or hour), Steam redownloaded all of them over again. Woe be those people who had bandwith caps.
1) The article linked above says that the picture doesn't show any obvious signs of being Photoshopped (short of the obvious date stamp and black box). 2) Notice the B button as part of the screen just below the right thumbstick. 3) Notice the L and R buttons sticking out from the top of the controller in line with the analog sticks. 4) Notice how closely this matches the patent filed by Nintendo a few months ago (also in the article). 5) I have never seen an LCD screen before in that very weird shape.
Whatever exactly this...thing is, it's not outright a fake. But nobody knows what it really is, either. Could it be Nintendo's console that is a 'controller plus a portable gaming device combo in one'? Maybe. Something somebody built from scratch to fool everyone? Maybe.
Only Nintendo knows at this point. And they sure as hell aren't telling. Here's to hoping we learn something at E3.
Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 09, 2016, 09:43:40 PM
Well it sure couldn't be much looser than the first trailer was.
They also got rid of some of the awful as all get out jokes...and yet added in a few others that were just as terrible.
This film is going to end up like Pixels. Such an utter bomb Sony has on their hands. It's not made for Ghostbusters fans (despite the attempted nods - it movie itself looks like it's trying way too hard and it's just not funny at all based on the trailers), and it's not made for non-Ghostbusters fans (as it looks like Generic Action With Some Comedy Flick #1782).
Quote from: farley2k on March 04, 2016, 08:14:15 PM
The fan trailer makes me want to see the movie but the official trailer makes me know it won't be great.
Exactly. The fan trailer removes most of the talking...and thus it makes the entire trailer better.
Ghostbusters was a movie that took the entire ghostbusting thing seriously, played it straight, and had some very funny moments in it, because again, they played it straight (and quite possibly going off of script at times).
Ghostbusters (2016) looks to be a comedy that takes nothing seriously, and thus looks like total ass, and has nothing to do with the original.
Quote from: drifter on February 15, 2016, 03:58:54 AM
Great movie but WTH parents why are there kids like 7 years old at the movie? Congrats to the Mom and her 4 kids all young that now know what exactly a strip club is like inside and what goes on in there.
As a joke, it took me like 5 seconds to Google up 'Why is Deadpool rated R?' and find out exactly why so thanks to IMDB.
Quote from: rittchard on January 26, 2016, 12:41:13 AM
Agree with Crawley, especially about movement. I bought up every port stone I could find but there aren't that many it seems.
Check your bank. Everyone who owns the expansion (so...every PC user) gets access to an Eternal Ferrystone. That gives you an unlimited use 'port. Combine that with the occasional Portcrystals that you can outright carry and place on the ground anywhere in the overworld (I've found three so far), and you can rather easily get to and fro and back again. Or place them in useful places (like a Healing Spring).
Quote from: rittchard on January 20, 2016, 01:10:12 AM
The one complaint I have is that the Keyboard/Mouse interface felt rather clunky, mostly because so many things required an Enter press to continue. So instead of being able to click through things (as would be intuitive), you have to reach over to hit Enter. I suppose it is probably customizable but there were enough things that felt odd that I went to controller. Personally I'd have preferred a well fleshed out keyboard/mouse combo for playing on the PC but it's not a big deal.
You can use the Use key (default of E I think) instead of Enter in any place it's needed. Also, I recommend moving Inventory over to Tab so you can get at it a bit easier.
Random tip - if you're playing a spellcaster, while most spells are charging you can hit Shift to go into 'target mode' so you shoot at the target you manually aim at instead of snapping to the nearest mob in range. I think there's a button on controllers, too, but I don't know offhand as I'm M+K only so far.
Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 17, 2016, 04:20:15 PM
Anybody know (or remember) what happens to all the stuff you put in a hired pawn's inventory when you send them away? I forgot I had made my extra hires into mules last night when I dismissed them, and I think I lost all that stuff.
It all goes into your bank. Or so it's supposed to, anyway. Go check.
1) Starkiller Base just left a SUN somewhere in the galaxy. Having a sun appear somewhere randomly does Very Bad Things to a system anywhere near where it appears. Just where was the thing destroyed?
2) Why did that one Stormtrooper early on in the movie have an anti-lightsaber weapon on it? I mean, WHY? That's obviously a VERY specialized weapon, and there's like nobody in the entire universe who has one anymore. Suddenly our heroes have Luke's old old Lightsaber (remember, he lost it at the end of SW5 and it's found again? HOW!?) and there's somebody who can properly fight him!
2.5) Then again, if that Stormtrooper had any brains at all, he would've fired his normal blaster a few times, found that our hero couldn't deflect blaster fire (because he's not trained in it), and just kept on firing until said hero stopped moving.
3) There is an ABSOLUTE TON of things that were not explained in this film. Yes, I realize that like 30 years or so have passed, but I'd really love to know what has happened in that time. So much is left unexplained it feels like we're missing an entire prequel movie before this one.
4) This movie really, really copies SW4. I mean just so copies it. And yet...unlike New Star Trek 2 We're Doing Khan Again Because Reasons, it didn't offend me at all. Why is that?
My questions aside, I really enjoyed the film and I SO want to see the sequel start back up Five Minutes Later, and not the usual months or years so between films like usual.
Quote from: Ironrod on November 06, 2015, 02:40:51 AM
The paywall model is going to flop. This series will either die or move to broadcast after one season. People who grew up with ST -- presumably a good portion of the loyal fanbase -- are my age, and we aren't all down with this newfangled "streaming" thing.
Even if I have a streaming TV by 2017 I'm too cheap to subscribe to something for one show. I'll wait for the dvd release or syndication run, thanks.
Or just pirate it when it comes out.
I completely agree with everything you said though. I'm damn 'old-style' in my age it seems. I have no Twitter, I have no Facebook, I have no Hulu, I have no Netflix, I have no nothing. My TV doesn't even get turned on unless it's to play my gaming consoles.
I bitched about this with my Surface Pro 3 (I own one and I love it), and I'm gonna bitch about this with the Surface 4:
OMGWTFBBQ does Microsoft rip the everfuckinglove you off with their 'upgrades' for their Surface lineup.
It costs $300 dollars, THREE HUNDRED FUCKING DOLLARS, to go from 4GB to 8GB of RAM and to go from a 128GB SSD to a 256GB SSD.
Did you know that 256GB SSD drives BY THEMSELVES cost on average 50 cents per GB, or about $128? And RAM costs next to nothing (seriously, 4GB is like $20-30 or so, if even). So for the AT MOST $100 upgrade (~$64 for the SSD upgrade, ~$40 for the RAM) Microsoft charges you $300 for.
And I thought Apple was bad.
Absolutely do not buy the i7 version. There is absolutely no use for it whatsoever unless you're going to be using say AutoCAD on it or rendering videos constantly. It is a complete and total waste of money, ESPECIALLY for the stupid-insane prices that Microsoft STILL charges.
...15GB with some months over 20GB. I'm floored that you haven't gotten multiple calls from them chewing you out.
You do realize that those 'unlimited' data plans have * marks all over them saying they can and will turn you off for using that excessive amount of data? You are like in the 0.01% usage group there with that practically insane amount of data.
For those who constantly stream music, ever thought of downloading music onto your device beforehand? I use Slacker Radio, and for my...I think $4 a month, I can download a ton of 'stations' to my phone to listen to wherever and whenever I like.
Refresh the music before you leave for work over wifi, never worry about it for the rest of the day (or days depending on how much music you listen to).
Failing that, I think T-Mobile's normal data plans include 'free' streaming (so it does not count towards your data cap) over a bunch of the known music sites. Not sure which ones though.
Anyone else's PC turning on at 3:30 AM? It didn't do that under 8. Doesn't fire up the monitor or anything, just the case lights/drives come on for about 5 minutes. Assuming it's doing some sort of maintenance thing it must have added with 10.
I believe that's the default 'checking for and applying updates' time. I think there's a way to see when exactly it is going to do such a thing.
This would also explain why I wake up some mornings and my laptop isn't 100% charged anymore, when it was when it went into Hibernation.
I upgraded to Win10 on my Surface Pro 3 (waiting to do it on my gaming rig for a bit) and it solved the massive, massive problem I've had since I bought it brand new (wifi driver crashing when coming out of Hibernation requiring user to disable and enable said driver to get it to work again). Now the laptop does what it should do in that instance!
Anyhow - it's working great. Nothing really different from Win8.1, short of no borders on windows anymore. Everything seems to run well and I have no complaints.
Quote from: YellowKing on May 12, 2015, 08:50:43 PM
I don't really care about it having innovative features, I was referring more to bug fixes and non-disastrous launches. I would hope Unity taught them a lesson about squashing bugs sooner rather than later.
Yeah right. Ubisoft doesn't care in the slightest. All they know is that like Madden, like Call of Duty, like sequel after fucking sequel after fucking sequel, people will buy the latest yearly release IN DROVES.
The game could pop up a text screen that says, "HAHA WE GOT YOUR MONEY AND THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT!" and then crash and people would STILL buy next year's game Day 1.
Quote from: YellowKing on May 05, 2015, 06:43:40 PM
Yes, vriinc is correct. 4 & 5 could be combined. I only did it once because it took an astronomical amount of space. I had to delete almost everything off my computer to get it to fit.
Almost 40 megabytes. INSANITY.
Oh the memories. So many awesome memories.
Also still have a decently sized poster of the box art of M&M VI on my wall that I won in a 'contest' (basically buy the game, play it for 30 minutes to find a codeword, and send in said word and your registration card - first X people get the poster). Starting to fade a bit though.
M&M IX however...I did not play much of it at all. Didn't like 8 much, and I read the reviews of 9 before buying. Glad I did (or didn't, in the game's case).