Colourful_Hippie's forum posts

#1 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4331 posts) -

I can't tell if the game is badly optimized or just crazy demanding because I'm playing on an i7/SLI 770's and I get the crazy bad framerate plus the gross texture fade in like Rage had if I have the shadow resolution AND the VT compress option enabled. If I disabled VT compress or drop the shadow resolution down one notch then the game runs fine.

Screen-Space Reflections also seems to be demanding but not game breaking, it brings my frames down to the 40 range so I keep it disabled so I'm able to run the game at a steady 60 at 1440p with everything else maxed out

#2 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4331 posts) -

Lost it at Jeff's "OK" at the end

#3 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4331 posts) -

@bwheeeler said:

It's crazy to me how most of the conversation around the weirdly large amount of early copies is "TELL ME ABOUT THE GRAPHICS" and not "is this worth my time and money."

Probably because most people won't trust a stranger's opinion on subjective topics like gameplay, pacing, voice acting, story, etc. While screenshots and system performance kinda speak for themselves, very little interpretation is required.

That and people on PC always want to know if the newest big game is running properly and if they are any major performance issues/bugs.

#4 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4331 posts) -

How do people get games early? Are they illegally downloading them?

Was about to say no but I managed to find a cracked Steam copy online so never mind. Anyways I'm looking forward to playing it unless reviews turn me off but the main thing that is good to hear is the performance of the game on your machine. Looks like the crazy CPU reqs weren't completely serious so I should have an awesome time playing this on my own PC which has an i7/GTX 770

#5 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4331 posts) -

Jeff's integrity is compromised. Time to shut down GB San Francisco and hope GB Chicago and GB NY can keep this shit together

but seriously, Jeff and the others have always been open about stuff like this and would never hide it when being critical about their friend's games. It's just up to you to decide for yourself if you're ok with what Jeff or any of the other guys do

#6 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4331 posts) -
#7 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4331 posts) -

Fort Lauderdale, Florida. USA

#8 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4331 posts) -
@humanity said:

@singingmenstrual: Black Flag, Blacklist and to a certain degree Trials Fusion all had some sort of issues and I have a pretty good PC.

Just in case: yah I did update my drivers.

Fusion especially shouldn't be having weird loading issues, not on an SSD anyway. Comparatively other games have ran fine. Lords of Shadow 2 ran silky smooth.

They didn't run awful, but certainly not as well as they've been.

Black Flag and Blacklist I remember having bumpy launches, but I stopped having issues a week later or so. I'm not expecting zero flaws for watch_dogs at launch but I think at the very least it'll still be a step above the console versions.

@andorski said:

This strokes me PC gaming shaft...

So hard.

#9 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4331 posts) -

The market is very volatile right now, but stocks have been holding steady in terms of their average value.. Some would say it wouldn't take much bad news to send it into a massive correction, others would say that if you know what you're doing, the fundamentals are sound/unlikely to lead to a bear market and you can ride the waves to make a bunch of money. One thing's for sure, you'll have to work a lot harder to make money than you would have two years ago.

Yeah I personally would avoid jumping in at this point too due to volatility, the current geopolitical crisis is still ongoing and Europe is still pivoting between deflation and incredibly small but steady inflation so maybe wait till the end of year to see how things shake out? Always remember to keep in mind that you can afford to lose whatever you designate as investment money.

As for me I'm loving stocks right now but only because my several year old positions are looking fantastic right now like GE and Qualcomm.

#10 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4331 posts) -

@colourful_hippie said:

1080, 60 or GTFO

Both confirmed my colorful little hippie. (well, targeting 60 but that means it'll be 60 right!?)

That means they're trying to reach it but if that can't happen then expect an unlocked framerate that should be relatively high on average