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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (April 23, 2017) on: April 24, 2017, 04:29:15 AM
I want to give Batman Arkham VR a go on the Rift since I never got to try it on PSVR, so I'm probably getting that.
2  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games with conversation interruptions and resume systems? on: April 16, 2017, 12:10:09 PM
Uncharted 4 handles this masterfully. If a conversation gets interrupted, characters will pick it up again at the first opportunity, starting out by saying stuff like "so, like I was saying..." and then moving back into the original conversation where it left off, repeating sentences that were half-completed.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War III on: April 13, 2017, 05:22:42 AM
A little late to the base building discussion, but my problem with the concept in this game is that base building doesn't exactly fit all that well with Warhammer 40k lore. The novels only rarely describe forces sending down base components from orbit, and when they do it's all about setting up a defensive perimeter to hold a location (which may admittedly be a semi-permanent drop point), not to build troops. In almost all cases troops drop directly into, or close to, combat situations without requiring any ground support. This goes for all factions and races as far as I'm aware.
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: April 04, 2017, 04:14:24 PM

Quote from: Scraper on April 04, 2017, 02:43:40 PM

I must be the odd man out on this one because I'm having a really hard time getting into this game. There are several things that bother me about the game. The biggest issue for me is that the lighting is really dark. It seems like it's nighttime way more than day and the game is really hard to see. I thought it may be my gamma settings but I've adjusted them and its not that. Adding to that problem is the horrendous HUD. There are so many things on the HUD and it takes up so much space that it distracts me from the actual game. It shouldn't be a chore to be able to see things in the environment and it is.

Horizon has a lot of contrast in its graphics, so some parts of the screen will be darker than what we're used to with the washed out color schemes we usually get. Still, the dark parts are compensated for by the bright parts of the rest of the image. If you feel like things are too dark, I would guess that you've got your TV set up wrong for this game, in which case gamma won't make any difference. Check if your TV is set to full or limited range, and make sure your PS4 is set to the same one. If both are set to the same, check if setting both to the other setting improves things. Too dark graphics are often a symptom of crushed blacks, which means the 16 darkest shades of every color will be utterly black, and the 16 brightest shades will be completely white. This looks attractive on screenshots but is unplayable in most games.
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: April 03, 2017, 04:33:03 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on April 02, 2017, 09:31:14 PM

Racoons are around (I don't think animals are tied to specific areas). 

They are tied to specific environments. You'll find racoons in forests. Try the one on the far right side of the map.
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: March 29, 2017, 02:36:36 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on March 29, 2017, 12:55:05 AM

My friend, who knows how much I'm enjoying the game, still shakes his head at the name. Thinks it is yet another "typically goofy Japanese name" and I've been wondering if there was some point in the story where it came into play. Sounds like there is!  icon_cool

There is. "Horizon" is the true name of the franchise, while "Zero Dawn" is a very specific reference to a very important part of the game's plot. It's not random, and it does have a specific meaning.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (March 26, 2017) on: March 27, 2017, 05:36:30 AM
I have enough games already to last me well into summer, but I'm curious about Thimbleweed Park for PC.
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: March 27, 2017, 04:33:37 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 27, 2017, 12:56:58 AM

My only real gripe with the game so far is with the spastic quest markers.  They'll have me run one direction, then suddenly switch and want me to go the other way for some reason.   I find myself using the custom waypoint more often than not.

There's an option you can set to make quest markers behave like you expect them to. The default setting is to have it dynamically place them to help you locate a path to your goal, which means it sometimes feels like you're sent in the opposite direction of where you're really supposed to be going. I changed the setting so that it only shows the target location as a quest marker, and then it's up to me to actually find a path there.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: March 22, 2017, 07:12:26 PM

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on March 22, 2017, 03:54:13 PM

Another random tip. When visiting merchants, be sure to check the treasure box section. Often they will have free ones available that you can "buy" and get free resources.

It's not often; It's always. It's a good idea to always talk to new merchants, because every single one of them offers a free sampler.
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: March 22, 2017, 05:28:53 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 22, 2017, 04:17:56 AM

It's probably listed already upthread, but what are the "must-have" skills?

The one that lets you sneak attack from hiding places, and the one that lets you attract the attention of enemies by whistling. These are the two skills you should buy immediately. You can get through a lot of encounters without fighting at all by using these two skills in combination.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: March 19, 2017, 06:12:35 PM
Grats, forgeforsaken! I have the platinum too, and it feels good. smile

About collectibles in this game: Unless you're REALLY interested in the lore, there's no need to feel like you need to scan all the data points. There's no trophy for them, and they don't even count against your completion percentage. They're there to enhance the rewards from exploration and to flesh out the setting, not much else. Having said that, unlike most generic and uninteresting game settings out there, the Horizon setting is very intriguing and well worth digging into. Just don't convince yourself to go out and actually search for them in the wilds. The game doesn't encourage this at all. All the most important stuff is placed almost right in front of you during story missions.

The only collectibles worth going out of your way for are the 4 kinds tied to trophies, and they appear in very limited numbers and in locations that are interesting to seek out. They're there to encourage you to seek out places you might not otherwise visit.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are you buying more things? Really? (Week of 3/12/2017 on: March 14, 2017, 09:01:07 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on March 14, 2017, 06:45:51 AM

Quote from: TiLT on March 14, 2017, 06:00:28 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 14, 2017, 12:15:42 AM

Quote from: TiLT on March 13, 2017, 09:33:18 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 13, 2017, 05:43:36 PM

If you subscribe to the EA Access program (not Early Access, Electronic Arts Access), which is available on Origin on PC or on Xbox One, you get to play certain games like Mass Effect Andromeda early.  You can download and play up to 10 hours of it on the 16th before the official launch on the 20th.  Everybody can buy a disc or digital version on the 20th.

Let's be completely honest here: Subscribers don't get the game early. There is no such thing. It's everyone else who gets it artificially late so that EA can get a certain amount of customers to pay even more for the same product without EA having to offer anything of substance in return. We, the potential customers, have a responsibility to not mindlessly repeat marketing lingo, but to see with our own eyes instead.

Just one more reason for me to leave EA on my no-buy list.

Meh.  They're trying to drive people to their subscription service (which is actually a hell of a deal at $5, if you don't already own those games), and are rewarding people with a few days head start if they sign up.   Doesn't seem much different that getting exclusive access for PS+ or XBLive subscriptions.

Hardly a phenomenon exclusive to EA, and certainly not something that's "OUTRAGE!!" worthy, imo.

Where did I show outrage? This hardly registers as a blip on my radar of reasons why EA doesn't get my money. I was just making a counterargument against blindly repeating what EA's marketing department is trying to teach us to say.

It was a little ranty, TiLT.  You've taken some sort of umbrage, and it's peppering every comment you make about EA.

I'm not criticizing your ban or irritation, I'm just pointing out that you should recognize the soapbox when you're on top of it.

Sure, it was a soapbox rant. I mean, of course it was. That has nothing to do with outrage in my world though. That's on a whole different level.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are you buying more things? Really? (Week of 3/12/2017 on: March 14, 2017, 06:00:28 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 14, 2017, 12:15:42 AM

Quote from: TiLT on March 13, 2017, 09:33:18 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 13, 2017, 05:43:36 PM

If you subscribe to the EA Access program (not Early Access, Electronic Arts Access), which is available on Origin on PC or on Xbox One, you get to play certain games like Mass Effect Andromeda early.  You can download and play up to 10 hours of it on the 16th before the official launch on the 20th.  Everybody can buy a disc or digital version on the 20th.

Let's be completely honest here: Subscribers don't get the game early. There is no such thing. It's everyone else who gets it artificially late so that EA can get a certain amount of customers to pay even more for the same product without EA having to offer anything of substance in return. We, the potential customers, have a responsibility to not mindlessly repeat marketing lingo, but to see with our own eyes instead.

Just one more reason for me to leave EA on my no-buy list.

Meh.  They're trying to drive people to their subscription service (which is actually a hell of a deal at $5, if you don't already own those games), and are rewarding people with a few days head start if they sign up.   Doesn't seem much different that getting exclusive access for PS+ or XBLive subscriptions.

Hardly a phenomenon exclusive to EA, and certainly not something that's "OUTRAGE!!" worthy, imo.

Where did I show outrage? This hardly registers as a blip on my radar of reasons why EA doesn't get my money. I was just making a counterargument against blindly repeating what EA's marketing department is trying to teach us to say.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are you buying more things? Really? (Week of 3/12/2017 on: March 13, 2017, 09:33:18 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 13, 2017, 05:43:36 PM

If you subscribe to the EA Access program (not Early Access, Electronic Arts Access), which is available on Origin on PC or on Xbox One, you get to play certain games like Mass Effect Andromeda early.  You can download and play up to 10 hours of it on the 16th before the official launch on the 20th.  Everybody can buy a disc or digital version on the 20th.

Let's be completely honest here: Subscribers don't get the game early. There is no such thing. It's everyone else who gets it artificially late so that EA can get a certain amount of customers to pay even more for the same product without EA having to offer anything of substance in return. We, the potential customers, have a responsibility to not mindlessly repeat marketing lingo, but to see with our own eyes instead.

Just one more reason for me to leave EA on my no-buy list.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Are you buying more things? Really? (Week of 3/12/2017 on: March 13, 2017, 05:48:11 AM
My several years long private boycott of Electronic Arts is still in effect, and it still feels surprisingly good. I have no desire to get the new Mass Effect whatsoever, which thankfully leaves me with more than enough time to platinum Horizon Zero Dawn and actually play Torment: Tides of Numenera this month. Tongue
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: March 08, 2017, 05:46:13 AM
It really is amazing. I've barely done anything other than play this game during my free time since it came out. So far I've got 34 hours clocked in and am appropriately at level 34, and there's still tons of meaningful and fun content to do. Unlike other open-world games, there's something about this that prevents open-world fatigue from setting in.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn on: February 22, 2017, 04:05:53 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on February 22, 2017, 07:14:40 AM

I had gotten in my head somehow that it was coming out this Tuesday. Dang, another week.  icon_frown

You're getting it on Tuesday? Lucky bastard. Europeans have to wait until Friday next week, apparently.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: South Park: The Fractured But Whole [XB1/PS4/PC] on: February 14, 2017, 07:23:46 PM
Sounds like it might be a summer release then.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Elite: Dangerous on: February 10, 2017, 05:49:17 AM
I saw a YouTube video a while ago where some guy tried his best to land a heavy ship on a planet with extremely high gravity. He just couldn't do it. His thrusters simply couldn't compensate for the gravitational pull, and he smashed into the planet's surface every time at very high speed.
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 08, 2017, 09:13:07 PM
Got my PS4 Pro today, and the setup process was as painless as it could possibly get. Took no time at all to replace the HD with a bigger one, format it, and restore my backup from the old system (which I had trimmed dramatically in size, or this would have taken a lot longer).

The Last Guardian feels much better to play now, with something closer to a stable frame rate, even if it still doesn't quite feel smooth. Its performance is pretty terrible on the base PS4, fluctuating back and forth between 20 and 30 fps. On PS4 Pro it stays on 30 most of the time.

And now to download almost 1.5 terabytes of games...
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 06, 2017, 04:04:58 PM

Quote from: Turtle on February 05, 2017, 09:40:38 PM

Having used a PS Pro, the difference is actually pretty striking in some games. Equivalent to about a $200-$300 graphical upgrade on the PC. It's not just the graphics though, but that weird low FPS, or latency you get used to with console games pushing the hardware spec goes away, so if handled well a game tends to be way smoother even if there isn't as much of a graphical bump.

The same will probably be true of the XB update

There also appears to be a so-called Boost Mode in the upcoming 4.5 system update, which allows users (at their own risk) to tell games to use the full power of the PS4 Pro even if they've never been patched to support it. I've seen some YouTube comparisons that show a dramatic difference in frame rates, for example in Bloodborne and The Witcher 3. If nothing else, it'll make the frame rate more stable. From what I've heard there's only one game that's been discovered to crash with this feature turned on again, and I believe that game is Soma.

I caved in and ordered a PS4 Pro yesterday, figuring that I'm in no hurry to get the Switch. Even with a 1080p screen I'll still get good use of it with games like The Last Guardian and the upcoming Horizon Zero Dawn, and I'm sure coming games will use its features more and more effectively.
22  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Orbis. aka PlayStation 4? The rumors are put to rest. on: February 04, 2017, 08:50:33 PM
I can't see myself using an external HD for the PS4 though. Loading times are bad enough on consoles already.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard [PS4, XBONE, PC] on: January 28, 2017, 07:53:17 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 27, 2017, 10:49:59 PM

Quote from: TiLT on January 27, 2017, 10:18:09 PM

I'm almost done with the first building you enter, and despite this just being one relatively small mansion, it'll still take you hours to explore it. They get a lot of mileage out of relatively little.

The prologue building or the mansion after that?

The mansion. I somehow thought they were the same building, but apparently not.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard [PS4, XBONE, PC] on: January 27, 2017, 10:18:09 PM
I've been playing this a bit too, and it's indeed very enjoyable. It feels like a throwback to Resident Evil 1, but without the bad parts of that game (of which there are many). This isn't a game about zombies. In fact, the number of enemies you'll meet is limited, though there are some surprises here and there. As for combat, most of the encounters I've seen so far have had some kind of trick to them to let you avoid regular fighting, but there are definitely some sections that will force you to shoot enemies and feel like you can't waste even a single bullet. Combat isn't really a significant part of the game so far, with the focus instead placed firmly in the stealth and puzzle camps. Combat won't solve most of your problems here, even if you've got a ton of ammo (you don't).

I'm almost done with the first building you enter, and despite this just being one relatively small mansion, it'll still take you hours to explore it. They get a lot of mileage out of relatively little.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PS4] Uncharted 4 on: January 16, 2017, 09:18:05 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 16, 2017, 04:23:19 PM

He's smarmy, he's kind of a jerk, and I just find him very unlikable overall.

While I don't necessarily agree, I can see why you'd say that. Luckily for you, Uncharted 3 and 4 center quite a bit around his character flaws and what they do both to him and to the people around him. You might find yourself pleasantly surprised by where the whole thing ends up.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games finished 2017 edition on: January 02, 2017, 07:13:34 AM
After a slow first half of the year in 2016, I made serious effort to work on my backlog and managed to finish 31 games overall. In addition to regular games, some of them were in the form of major DLC content (ie. expansions), and some were in the form of shorter experiences such as VR.

Previous years:

Games Finished in 2017

PC
  • Dishonored 2 - As Corvo. Non-lethal and never spotted.
  • Frog Fractions - This one barely counts as a game, but I'm counting it and there's nothing you can do about it!
  • SUPERHOT

Oculus Rift

PS4
  • Firewatch
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn - Platinum trophy
  • King's Quest - Chapters 3, 4 and 5
  • The Last Guardian

3DS
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Spirit of Justice DLC case

Vita
  • Persona 4 Golden - True golden end
27  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: 3DS "Must Play" Games (No Mario!) on: December 19, 2016, 05:30:06 PM
I would recommend Ace Attorney Trilogy despite writing that you don't want to play visual novels. These games are different enough from the formula, and so damn good in the first place, that you really should play them anyway. They're the primary reason why I have a 3DS to begin with.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (Dec 4, 2016) on: December 05, 2016, 03:43:18 PM
Money has already been withdrawn from my account for Oculus Touch, so I'm getting that and its included games very soon. I'm particularly looking forward to giving the updated version of The Climb a go, with its new "mountain" and all.

I'm probably going to get The Last Guardian at some point, but I'm still busy with Pokemon Moon, Watch Dogs 2, Owlboy, and some other games.
29  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pokemon Sun/Moon on: December 01, 2016, 09:44:26 PM
I'm also playing the game, but I'm doing wrap-up in Omega Ruby at the same time, so progress is slow. I've got more than 450 different pokemon in OR right now, and every single legendary that existed before Sun and Moon was released, as well as all Mythicals except one. I've got all pokemon that can be captured in OR except one, which I'm still trying to get (damn you Mirage Spots).

As for Sun and Moon, I picked Moon as my game. On the second island (which is much better than the first) and enjoying it. My pokedex is up to a little above 60, and I'm planning to catch'em all. With the upcoming January update to the Pokemon Bank that keeps track of your National Dex, I'm going to make a serious attempt to catch every single pokemon ever released, and trade those that are impossible to catch in the games I own in the series (White 2, Omega Ruby, Moon).

The quality of life improvements in Sun and Moon are a godsend. It's nice to no longer have to keep a spreadsheet with strengths and weaknesses handy at all times, and the complete removal of HMs means I no longer have to carry around two almost completely useless pokemon just to be able to traverse the map.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (Nov 27, 2016) - Cyberdemon Monday Edition on: November 28, 2016, 05:55:49 AM
It's hard to believe I'm saying this, but unless Watch Dogs 2 turns out to have poor PC performance, that's what I'm getting. For once Ubisoft has apparently managed to tear themselves away from making yet another Ubisoft: The Game, and combined with the good reviews they've managed to catch my interest.
31  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: This country has gone insane on: November 09, 2016, 02:26:42 PM

Quote from: ATB on November 09, 2016, 01:53:18 PM

Yep. It's this ^^^^ kind of self righteous arrogance and empty reductionism that We The People just revolted against.

Yeah, you really showed the establishment, didn't you? I mean, you just gave it the most political power it has had since 1928, virtually unopposed. Then you put a member of the 1% to lead it. That'll teach them!

Congratulations, you played yourself.

But as I said in my first post, I don't care any more. I'm numbed by this whole thing, and I can't deal with other people's problems at this scale. It's your problem to deal with now, and the consequences of it are going to hit you guys much, much harder than it will hit me all the way over here. You won, fair and square. I'm not going to object to that. You have sown the seed, and now you'll have to reap the results. For your sake, I hope you enjoy what ends up growing out of this heap of shit.
32  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: This country has gone insane on: November 09, 2016, 02:16:05 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on November 09, 2016, 02:06:35 PM

The American people elected the lesser of the two evils. It is as simple as that. The overly dramatic teeth gnashing, the "America is DOOMED" rhetoric, have no place in calm discourse. The Republicans "survived" 8 years of Obama. The Democrats will "survive" 4 or 8 years of Trump. There is no apocalypse. Starbucks is still handing out coffee, Comcast still has sh!tty customer service, and your dog is still happy to see you when you walk in the door. The founding fathers did an admirable job creating a government of checks and balances. Have faith in their vision.

How is that faith of yours going to work when Trump, as he has clearly stated during his campaign, not only stops all progress America has made towards stopping global warming, but actually reverses the progress as he has promised? We're already past the point of no return. Any delay to the process caused by Trump will have effects that will reverberate across generations.

How is that faith of yours going to help the minorities in your nation? I'm talking about the homosexuals, the lesbians, the bisexuals, the transsexuals, the non-white population, women, and so on. One look at your post reveals that you're privileged. That makes you special, but it also makes you an asshole if you abuse that privilege by ignoring those who don't have it. Trump has clearly demonstrated animosity and even outright hatred of most of these groups. They are going to have to face vile treatment over the coming years. How is the faith of the privileged going to help there? Is a lesbian couple that wants to get married going to appreciate your faith in the system when Trump makes it illegal for them to do so? Will your faith in the system comfort the thousands upon thousands of people who will be deported for no reason except their religion or skin color? Will your faith in the system help the women who will struggle to legally get an abortion thanks to Mike Pence and his crusades? I'm not extrapolating any of this. It's all been clearly stated by the candidates that this is what they want to happen.

No, I'm concerned about people, not about the institutions. The system can go fuck itself as long as the people suffer. I appreciate that your priorities are different, but I don't have to respect it.
33  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: This country has gone insane on: November 09, 2016, 12:57:54 PM
I'm sorry. That's all I can muster for you guys. I'm sorry.

I've been an emotional wreck since yesterday because of this whole thing, and it's probably going to stick with me for a while. I realized while it was at its worst that I'm just going to have to hand in my empathy at the door from now on, at least when it comes to the US. I just can't handle thinking about the shit minority groups in your country is going to go through in the coming four years without losing my sanity in the process. As far as I'm concerned, you're on your own. My political views are built around community and social welfare, the idea that society grows the strongest when people care for each other and help each other out instead of simply grabbing whatever one can and defending it through all available means. What happened here is so alien to me that I can't really comprehend it. I'm checking out, for my own mental health if nothing else.

This is your problem now. I'm thinking of myself first and foremost from now on. There's only so much pain I can take.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (Nov 6, 2016) - Fate of the free world edition on: November 07, 2016, 06:31:15 PM
I'm curious about Tyranny because of Obsidian's pedigree, but I've heard very little about it. Will keep an eye on reviews for that one.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (October 30, 2016) - Halloween edition on: October 31, 2016, 05:49:44 AM
Owlboy seems to be right up my alley, so I'll probably be getting that for PC.

Fun fact: I was first introduced to this game a bunch of years ago (around 2008 I believe) when I was part of the jury for Norwegian Game Awards and Owlboy was one of the candidates. It was not my favorite that year, but the one the jury voted for was never finished or brought to market. Owlboy returned to win the same competition in 2010. Goes to show me, I guess. Tongue
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (Oct 9, 2016...Hurricanesgiving edition) on: October 11, 2016, 11:39:00 AM
I pre-ordered Oculus Touch, and since I'm still knee-deep in The Witcher 3 on PC, that's all for now.
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wasteland 3 [PC/Mac/Linux/PS4/XBOne] on: October 08, 2016, 09:53:05 AM

Quote from: Azhag on October 07, 2016, 10:37:56 PM

Yeah, but A) This isn't a AAA game, B) they've already had a year + to start on it.

That's not how it works. An RPG of this scale is equivalent or larger to typical AAA games in terms of development scope, and they have done nothing but pre-production on the game so far. They haven't started developing it, but have only laid plans and created story and concepts. The gameplay trailer isn't actual gameplay, but prerendered footage that probably isn't even running in the game engine they're using.

inXile has capacity to work on two projects at a time. Their developers are now beeing freed up from Torment, which means they can soon move over to Wasteland 3. They don't operate in a way that locks an entire team to a single project for the entirety of its lifespan. Instead they split the team into pre-production, production, and post-production. The pre-production team includes writers, artists, and so on. Their work is typically finished well before the end of a project's lifespan, which moves that part of the team over to pre-production on another project. Most of their developers join a project only when it reaches its production stage, and a majority of them leave for the next project during the post-production (ie. patching) stage. This gives inXile maximum flexibility with their resources and means that nobody is stuck twiddling their thumbs while waiting for other parts of the team to finish up.

Wasteland 3, as far as I'm aware, hasn't even entered the production stage yet. In practical terms, they've barely started work on it.
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Wasteland 3 [PC/Mac/Linux/PS4/XBOne] on: October 07, 2016, 04:41:01 AM

Quote from: Azhag on October 07, 2016, 02:35:35 AM

Umm, so I want to support... but Q4 2019???   eek

Does that really sound surprising to you? A 3-year development cycle is hardly unusual. Most bigger games need more than that.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza Horizon 3 [XB1/PC] on: October 06, 2016, 07:05:03 PM

Quote from: gellar on October 06, 2016, 05:51:02 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on October 06, 2016, 02:37:17 PM

Quote from: TiLT on October 05, 2016, 08:25:39 PM

I'm honestly starting to think that Gellar's drivatar may be bugged. I've previously commented on how it tends to zip ahead of everyone else regardless of car, but in this latest championship (Ferrari vs Lamborghini) it has grown ridiculous to the point of frustration. I could drive perfectly and I still wouldn't be able to even see his car, let alone have a chance of passing it. The only way I can tell where it is is by looking at the GPS. I race to second place within the first half of the first lap, and yet Gellar's drivatar is nowhere to be seen, having pulled far, far ahead of the rest of the drivatars in half a lap. It's impossible to beat this no matter how well I drive, which is why I'm wondering if it's simply a bug. My car is upgraded to its limits, but I stand no chance.

It's kind of making this particular championship feel pointless. Why try to excel if there's no way for me to win anyway?

What drivatar difficulty are you playing? I haven't seen anything like that. I've had a runaway leader I just couldn't catch but the fault was squarely with me.

I do have one race setup that I totally annihilate the competition. It's basically a collection of misfit cars and I have a D500 Meyers Manx setup for stupid speed and no handling and it is ridiculous (I thik I went for an engine conversion but left factory tires on it). I'm in second place when I hit the starting line. I have to drift and smash into barriers to turn without coming to a complete stop. It's pretty funny.

In general, speed is way prioritized over handling. There are races I cannot even come close to winning if I prioritize handling because the AI cars just walk away from me on the straights. I wish the game did a better job of balancing based on all of the characteristics vs just overall car score.

That doesn't seem to be the problem in this case either. I can eventually match your drivatar's speed as far as I can tell (with similar lap times), but the head start he gets and the fact that while I can match him I can't beat him, means that I can't get any closer to him. In other words, it looks like our speeds are equal as soon as I get to second place.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza Horizon 3 [XB1/PC] on: October 06, 2016, 03:17:34 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on October 06, 2016, 02:37:17 PM

What drivatar difficulty are you playing?

Above Average, I believe. None of the other drivatars show behavior like this.

Edit: Looks like Forza Hub has finally updated, btw.
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