BaneFireLord's forum posts

#1 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

Looking forward to the week one "Infinite Fuel" PC mod.

#2 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

@Everyone talking about the alleged microtransactions: according to a blog post on the Avalanche site, those screenshots were from a very early build of the game and the concept has been completely scrapped. A direct quote:

To be perfectly clear: Just Cause 3 will be available in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. It will be distributed as a retail box and digital download. It is not a Free To Play game. It does not feature in-game micro transactions.

The full blog post can be found here.

#3 Edited by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

And according to Andrew Reiner it's not free to play! HORRAY!

EDIT: Now in OP.

Assuming it releases next year, 2015's really shaping up to be one of the all time great gaming years.

#4 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

If they dredge up Joel McHale from whatever slimy cave he lives in to host this thing again (yes, I know it's technically a different entity from the VGA/Xs), I'm not even sure a Fallout 4 trailer (WHICH TOTALLY MIGHT BE A THING THAT HAPPENS BECAUSE OF THIS TWEET NO I'M NOT DESPERATE AND CLINGING ON TO ANY POSSIBLE SHRED OF HOPE WHY DO YOU ASK) would salvage this fucking thing.

#5 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

Nothing for fun...reading Bleak House for a college seminar and just finished reading Expensive People by Joyce Carol Oates (actually, really entertaining...a sort of self aware, metatextual "memoir" of a neurotic teenage murderer) for another class. I'm halfway through A Storm of Swords, but I haven't had time to read it for about two months now. Looking forward to finishing that and starting Gravity's Rainbow during my winter intercession.

#6 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

While using Chrome and logged in, whenever I cast a vote in a poll the returned results show that I am the only one who has cast a vote (even when the discussion in the thread clearly shows that more people have voted) and whenever I refresh/return to the thread, the poll has reset to the initial voting state. Voting again gives the same result, refreshing then returns to the original poll state, ad infinitum. Seems worth looking into.

#7 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -
@scottg13 said:

Having played and beaten all the console AC games, this video is still insane. I love these games, but the backstory is just garbage.

QFT. Seriously, what a load of insane gobbledegook. I sort of still love it, in a weird way, but jeez. This series is an excellent example of what happens when writers make shit up under insane deadlines.

#8 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

Howdy, y'all. I'm looking to upgrade my current rig and, as the title suggests, I have a couple questions.

First, a little background on my system: my current computer was a prebuilt Maingear X-Cube I received as a graduation gift at the end of high school in 2012. The specs are as follows:

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68MX-UD2H

Processor: i5 2500K

Memory: 8 gigs

GPU: GTX 750ti 2 GB (this is the only part that I have upgraded, from an AMD 7770)

Power Supply: 620 watt Seasonic 212II

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 1 TB drive

OS: Windows 7

Starting from scratch with a new build entirely is not completely out of the question, but my wallet would be happier if I just do some upgrades instead of burning it all to the ground and starting over. At the very least, I want to upgrade my hard drive.

Background on myself, in regards to PC stuff: I am a complete novice at rooting around computer innards, with the small exception of replacing my video card earlier this year. I know all but nothing about BIOS settings, system building and all the other nitty gritty annoyances that come with operating on PCs, but I'm good at following directions and picking things up quickly if it is to the benefit of my gaming hobby. If it's any help, the upcoming games I'm interested in are all in the "AAA" realm with relatively beefy requirements (Dragon Age Inquisition, Far Cry 4, Witcher 3, GTA V, etc.).

Onto the questions. I apologize if some of them are a bit muddled or contradictory.

  1. If I install an SSD with Windows 8 on it, can I access the files on my old Windows 7 drive from within new OS, or would I have to boot into the old drive every time I want to access files?
  2. If I end up installing a new secondary hard drive for storage and scrapping my current aging drive, what is the simplest way to clone the contents of my old drive without carrying over the old OS?
  3. Should I worry about my processor or is it fine?
  4. Are there any other upgrades (within reason) that I should look into?
  5. My monitor is sub-1080p (1440 by 900) and I don't particularly intend to upgrade any time soon; with this set-up, everything I have thrown at my GPU have run between 55 and 60 FPS on Ultra (with the usual exceptions...Witcher 2 with Ubersampling, etc.). However, the GPU VRAM requirements on recent titles (Shadow of Mordor, AC Unity, etc.) have me worried. If I'm going to continue running my games at sub-1080 for the foreseeable future, should I still be worried about the increasing VRAM requirements or will my current card be good for the time being?
  6. Would it be in my best interest to bite the monetary bullet and build something from scratch? Or, since I don't care very much about resolution or necessarily being on the "cutting edge," should I just say fuck it for the time being, let the computer limp along as is, get a console to enjoy the upcoming AAA titles and then build something completely new when I'm not a cash-strapped college kid?

I might have some more questions if I happen to think of them.

Thanks in advance, duders.

#9 Edited by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

If you haven't played Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas, you should get on that.

#10 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

Skyrim. It delivered everything I wanted and hoped. Since then, after being lightly singed by Far Cry 3 and GTAV (both still good games, but nowhere near my personal hype levels), I'm doing my best to retain a healthy dose of skepticism when it comes to new games, which I'm sure will completely fall apart the instant Fallout 4 gets announced.