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Old 06-17-2014, 10:14 PM
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Nope but I did read earlier Ubisoft allegedly made the PC version worse so they could say the new consoles were comparable seems like a pretty scummy move and unlikely to be a one off as their already advertising Farcry 4 as "same as the PC on Ultra high".
Curiously why would Ubisoft care if consoles seemed superior/equivalent to personal computers?
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:25 AM
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The engine isn't a great example of what can be done on any platform anyway, at times it looks decent but it's decidedly average looking really. The tweaked settings obviously look better (although some things just looked wrong) but they still don't match the original E3 reveal target.

People using it as a graphics gauge need to check out other games.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:36 AM
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http://www.gog.com is giving away FREE copies of Magrunner for the next ~20 hours... go go go!
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:29 PM
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I am going to start Saints Row - The Third today. Saints Row IV after that.
Still need to finish that Dark Souls PTD dlc, tho.
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:19 PM
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Curiously why would Ubisoft care if consoles seemed superior/equivalent to personal computers?
I don't know the main theory floating around is Sony paid them to as why else would they hide all the stuff they worked on most of the reports claim the hidden effects actually improve the game performance on PC's.

My own theory is it's some kind of business plan by Ubisoft themselves to make consoles look better and solely so they can advertise things like Farcry 4 being the same as the PC version which basically means they are actively gimping PC versions just for advertising purposes.

Heres a video might explain the whole situation in more depth than I can I basically just noticed reddit going crazy about it.


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On another Note it's getting crazy how many PC games I've amassed already without even spending very much money I've yet to fully play most of them properly but I will hopefully get round to them all the only one I've actually played through to completion is the first Modern combat which was fun but seemed short to me.

I'd say right now Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion is getting most of my attention but I've always been a tiny bit curious about why Bioshock seems popular so I've picked up the first one depending on how I like it I may get the rest.

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Old 06-19-2014, 03:14 AM
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I liked all 3 Bioshock's but they're all a bit different, the first one introduces a good setting and the wrap up is quite good but does get a bit monotonous in the middle and enemy types are hard to distinguish because of similar silhouettes, the second one is faster paced, a little more varied and fixes the silhouette problems but while I enjoyed it I think a lot of fans of the series feel it's the weakest even though I felt it fixed a lot of problems, the magic of the setting has worn a bit thin by the second one though. The third is a cross between Disney and Rachet & Clank but still very much Bioshock, that's not really a good description... Just very much a circus show of wonder and having difficulty describing that. The third is very different from the first two but still rock solid even though the conclusion is a bit of a get out of narrative free card.

Anyway, enjoy. It's a classic series and worthwhile playing, but each has its own faults.
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:23 AM
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Heres a video might explain the whole situation in more depth than I can I basically just noticed reddit going crazy about it.

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Interesting video, thanks for posting... It does seem dubious but I'm still baffled that a developer would spend a lot of time and money on a game the cripple it; if paid to do so that must have been a huge payoff or they must feel gamers are stupid enough to just by whatever regardless of quality.
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On another Note it's getting crazy how many PC games I've amassed already without even spending very much money
Yeah, PC gaming is rock bottom cheap in many cases... it makes iOS developers look look money grubbing fools doubly so during seasonal sales.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:57 AM
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Interesting video, thanks for posting... It does seem dubious but I'm still baffled that a developer would spend a lot of time and money on a game the cripple it; if paid to do so that must have been a huge payoff or they must feel gamers are stupid enough to just by whatever regardless of quality. Yeah, PC gaming is rock bottom cheap in many cases... it makes iOS developers look look money grubbing fools doubly so during seasonal sales.
Most of what I've seen seems to be broken in some respect or another, flickering car lights, DoF that's a little balmy and not practical (although this could be a user setting as some videos look different from others). Personally I'd doubt it were a conspiracy but I do think its dodgy to present something as it's not and then not fix it up to work properly. They do use some of these effects in their real time cut scenes, but I'd say that's because they can control these instances better with the camera so unresolved situations aren't problematic.

It does all make me a little hesitant for The Division though, that looked great but if Watch Dogs is any indication then it's not what we'll get. I seriously hope it's a different engine and/or able to pull off what they've shown.
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:53 PM
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So I bought the X-Com EU + the bureau pack since it was dirt cheap! but is the bureau even worth installing? (I don't have a ton of space left) I heard it was really just mediocre.
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