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  1. bangtail

    The Witcher 3

    This business of releasing 'HD upgrades' months after release is really rather tedious. I know some people will go back and play the whole game over again just to 'experience' the upgrade, but I am not one of those people. The story and immersion of W3 are excellent but the combat and movement are infuriatingly unintuitive and I wouldn't want to go through that again, regardless of how much better it may look. **EDIT** Apparently, 980 TI now ~$800USD and R390X ~$599.00, JFYI
  2. I was just pointing out that laptops are a viable alternative to desktops these days where gaming is concerned, although I'll freely admit that desktops still have the upper hand. All good at any rate bud :)
  3. Vodka and gaming mix just fine ;) Productive gaming and Vodka, maybe not so much
  4. I think you've missed the point, it isn't an epeen thing, it's just a simple case of facts vs FUD. Obviously, a $500.00 bestbuy laptop with integrated graphics will not fair well in most modern games but you certainly do not have to spend 4K to play games on a laptop, as I have pointed out twice now, my original example was extreme and again, in response to a blanket statement that has absolutely no basis in fact. and JFYI, that's exactly what he said, unequivocally: Again, it's got nothing to do with 'dangling one's thing'; as you correctly said, people come here for info and what he is alleging is categorically wrong. There are gaming laptops that run from ~$1000.00 (and up) that will handle today's games at varying levels of detail/resolution with absolutely no problem, it's a fact, not a debate.
  5. Like I said, I used an extreme example, there are plenty of affordable examples that work just as well. http://www.ncix.com/detail/msi-gt70-dominator-i7-4710mq-53-102703-1611.htm You can side with the guy who claims 'laptops are not for gaming' but you'll be just as wrong as he is ;) As an aside, I'm running 3 GTX 980s (on air) and a 5960X and I don't need a 14" fan blowing into my case, even when it's warm.
  6. Listen, you don't know what you're talking about, do some research before you spout anymore FUD. There was a time when laptops were not a good choice for gaming, that time is long past. Gaming laptops from Alienware, MSI, ASUS etc have very effective integrated cooling (even with tandem GPUs). They are designed for high end gaming over long periods of time.
  7. ROFLMFAO, I haven't been here for a while but the level of cluelessness is at an all time high. Please professor, explain to me how this laptop is 'not for gaming': http://www.msi.com/product/nb/GT80-2QE-Titan-SLI.html#hero-overview http://www.msi.com/product/nb/GT80-2QE-Titan-SLI.html#hero-specification (Yes, it is an extreme example, but there are plenty of more affordable gaming laptops that are very capable of running any game you throw at them). The desktop remains the ultimate at the enthusiast level but to say that 'laptops are not for gaming' is pure FUD, do some research :) PS: Dieter01's post clearly stated that he had an 'Alienware' laptop. By definition, Alienware laptops are gaming laptops JFYI.
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    Star Wars Battlefront: impressive trailer

    I want to get excited about this but you said it (and Jim Sterling said it as well), EA will cut this up and sell it to us piece by DLC piece. Want Space Combat? CHa CHING Want a gold X-Wing CHa CHING Want a rubber Ewok cock? CHa CHING The 'whole' game will end up costing $150.00 (like Hardline) with the ubiquitous 'Season pass', 'Premium Edition' and 'Pre Order Bonuses'. This whole industry needs a goddamned enema :( /rant off
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    Battlefield: Hardline

    This 'game' is a total joke. And for the 'premium' version they want $140.00? GTFOOH - this is a BF4 expansion at best and it should have been sold as such - Mack is totally spot on.
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    Grand Theft Auto V

    I hope the PC version is awesome, I really enjoyed the PS4 version. Unfortunately, I still think these delays are financially motivated, but as always, time will tell ;)
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    Dcs f-14 a/b

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    Grand Theft Auto V

    Problem is, the reasons they are holding it back have very little to do with a better PC experience. They pulled the same horsesh!t with GTA4 and that was a shambolic release on PC. The sad truth is that they are holding out until 'next gen' console sales of GTAV fall below a certain level and to a lesser extent due to the release of the 'Heists' DLC which will promote the sale of the console versions further. If it releases on PC in a near perfect state, I might be inclined to change my opinion, but based on the available facts and R*'s previous behavior concerning GTA4, I'm not holding my breath.
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    SOE is a bullshit company captained by a bullshit artist who is also 'The enemy of all gamers', John Smedley. They tried to monetize SWG (after wrecking it in several other ways, CU and ultimately NGE) with the TCG (Trading card game) - essentially unregulated gambling. They also destroyed Vanguard and ultimately introduced chests that you had to pay real money to unlock (again, unregulated gambling). Now this fucking travesty that is blatantly P2W and was also blatantly marketed to the public as anything but. Make no mistake, they offered refunds because they were legally obliged to. Steam does not refund easily (if ever) and that may change in the EU as it is being challenged by consumer groups, but here in North America, once you hit 'Buy now', short of there being some massive game breaking fault or outright lying (as in the case of H1Z1), you aren't getting your money back. As for the shop being polished, I can only restate that the same things went on with Vanguard and SWG, constant updates for their gambling mechanisms while bugs that had been around for years (despite being constantly reported and re-reported) were never fixed. Do yourself a favor and avoid this train wreck of a company and the horseshit double speak that spews forth from Smedley. I guess SOE won't fire him because he generates income (no matter how nefarious the manner in which he does it) but he has done no end of damage to the SOE brand and H1Z1 has certainly done nothing to diminish that. /rant off ;) **EDIT** It's as if Sony heard me ;) http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/sony_sells_sony_online_entertainment.html
  14. Not everyone's cup of tea, but if you enjoyed Harpoon or Fleet Command, I am sure you will enjoy this. I haven't spent much time with it yet, but so far, I am pretty impressed. http://matrixgames.com/products/483/details/Command:.Modern.Air/Naval.Operations Enjoy :D
  15. http://store.steampowered.com/app/322300/ An MMO that leans more to the older school of MMOs like SWG. Official Site: https://www.therepopulation.com/
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    Elite: Dangerous

    I am usually a very strong proponent of Braben and ED but the decision to make the game 'online only' does not sit well with me. I know they are offering refunds etc but when devs 'pull the rug out' it does not bode well for the future. Hopefully they can successfully perform 'damage control' in this situation and get back on track.
  17. Like many of you, I would like to see the Medieval setting but: Yep, f*ck CA and mother*ck 'Day One DLC', corrosive and disgusting tactic born of endless avarice by people who don't give a sh*t about gaming. After Rome: Total Fiasco, the only way I would buy Atilla is if the reviews are out of the park. Preordering was over for me a few months ago, there is no way I am supporting these greedy douchebags anymore. I get more value for money out of games like Insurgency and The Lone dark that cost me under $20.00 and where strategy is concerned you can't go wrong with Civ as Sid Meier has retained his integrity for a very long time.
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    Call of Duty Exosuit

    He (Spacey) appears in the game (a lot) but not in the Exo suit. I like Mack's reviews for the most part, but it irks me that he plays CoD expecting something that CoD never was (and I suspect never will be). I treat CoD like I treat 24, a mindless, yet entertaining waste of time. That way, I'm never disappointed ;) Having these sorts of ludacris expectations where CoD is concerned is simply setting yourself up for a major disappointment. And furthermore, if you know you don't like the type of game that CoD is, avoid it as opposed to spending money on it and by mission of action getting really angry when it turns out to be exactly what you expected it to be.
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    Alien: Isolation

    QFT. 'Instant grat' rules now, real shame imho. Nice to see the Alien Devs going with the 'old school' system. I'm enjoying the hell out of Alien: Isolation. Along with a handful of others, one of the best games I have played in a long time.
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    Alien: Isolation

    The forced learning is a good thing imho, It encourages you to plan and to implement strategies. It can be laborious, but by the same token, it makes the whole experience more involving. I love exploring and I love the fact that this game is very focused on exploration and evasion. I also like the fact that there is no option to 'run and gun', that approach will only lead to your demise. There are a few things I don't like, like not being able to pick up NPC guns for example, that was a very stupid design decision and it did (briefly) spoil my immersion.
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    Alien: Isolation

    Love it, save system and all. Taking it out will ruin the game and allow people to charge through it with no need to plan. That's what makes the game so much fun and the sense of peril so immediate, wrong moves have consequences, sometimes very serious ones. I've spent 20 minutes in a closet monitoring the tracker as the Alien searches the area - fucking tense. I do understand the frustration, especially if you have limited time to play, but I suspect this was done on purpose. No doubt they will implement a different save system due to all the whining but I hope it is implemented as a choice rather than replacing the current one because some people actually like it. This game absolutely and completely nails the feeling of the Alien film. It's clear the devs researched every detail from visual style to sound.
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    Low CPU utilization & Low FPS

    Yah I'm on the 5960X with Tri SLI 980s. ArmA 3 feels a little better, but is still limited in the usual places. In other games and apps, it's a beast. I don't think that DDR4 is going to be worth the money just for A3 tbh, if it is making a difference, it's not a significant one imo. The limitations of the engine transcend any amount of serious horsepower you throw at it unfortunately. I love the X99 chipset, probably one of the best Intel chipsets to date.
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    ACCC Is Suing Valve

    Ditto, well done Steam. I'm liking the new interface a lot.