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#1 Edited by MB (11956 posts) -

@kylenalepa said:

@marz said:

ssd for OS, regular 3TB HDD for storage

Yep. Samsung 850 Pro for the SSD is what I'd recommend. Also, no criticism if that's what you want to spend, but $2800 seems like major overkill. You can build a kickass gaming PC for half that.

Seriously...with a budget like that I could probably build a machine that is in the top 0.5% of all gaming PC's. Maybe top .25%. Just for fun I'm going to take that budget and put something quick together, though. I'll paste it into the thread, will include monitor, kb&m, and either headphones or speakers.

And here it is: Probably could use with some tweaking, but I spent less than five minutes on this so, take it for what you will:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/87npzy

  • Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/87npzy/by_merchant/
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
  • CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
  • Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Z97 Motherboard ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
  • Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
  • Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($189.98 @ OutletPC) (Wait for 850 Pro Next week)
  • Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($229.99 @ Amazon)
  • Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($669.99 @ NCIX US)
  • Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
  • Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.98 @ OutletPC)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ OutletPC)
  • Monitor: QNIX Perfect Pixel QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" 1440p 144hz Monitor ($369.99 @ Newegg)
  • Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
  • Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($72.78 @ SuperBiiz)
  • Headphones: Logitech G35 7.1 Channel Surround Headset ($89.99 @ Amazon)
  • Speakers: Logitech Z313 25W 2.1ch Speakers ($39.38 @ Amazon)
  • Total: $2817.96
  • Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
#2 Edited by MB (11956 posts) -

I got the PC version $5 and have been experimenting with mods...if there is any way you run it on decent settings, it's worth it.

Just be warned, the beginning of the game is generally regarded as terrible. A lot of people set aside a clean save right before reaching Novac for future playthroughs because the early game is just tedious.

#3 Posted by MB (11956 posts) -

Since the developer of Bot Colony has taken the Giant Bomb community's advice to heart and changed the Steam store page for the game, I think the best thing would be to just close this. I think whatever needs to be said has been said, no need to leave this open for more people to jump on the dog pile in the future.

#4 Posted by MB (11956 posts) -

If you're going to start topics like this, please make sure there is some substantial commentary to go along with it. Otherwise, it's just spam.

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#6 Edited by MB (11956 posts) -

Exactly - a good example of this is Starbound, which is also still in Early Access. Check out their Steam store page. It has the Early Access notification, news from the dev team about updates and features, has some video and screenshots, lists the system requirements, and then there are clearly marked Early Access reviews from users. That's it.

#7 Edited by MB (11956 posts) -

@botcolony: That's all fine and good and everything, but as stated by a couple of Giant Bomb community members in this topic, the Gamastura link on your store page goes to an article by Mike Rose where the quote doesn't even exist. Instead, the quote actually comes from Eugene Joseph's personally submitted blog, here. I'm sure that is just an honest mistake that is easily corrected, though.

The same misattributed quote can be found on the official Bot Colony website as well.

Can the quote technically be found on Gamasutra? Yes. Is it misleading? I think any reasonable person would also have to agree that it is.

#8 Edited by MB (11956 posts) -
@therealnelsk said:

@mb: Thank you. Those quotes are not coincidence. They're deliberately crafted, and I'm sure the devs behind this game are smart enough to know what they were doing. It's simply unethical, and @botcolony is sidestepping the core problem with random links saying "I dunno, it's somewhere in here?", in addition to ignoring the other two that are equally gross. He's also diverting people who call him out in comments, like @vierastalo's, to this thread...in which he addresses nothing but the technical complaints.

Well let's give him an opportunity to respond, since I directly asked him the question. We just aren't going to permit anyone to use the forums as a platform to both complain about how someone played their game while also touting it's technical achievements whilst simultaneously ignoring direct and important questions from the very community they are trying to engage. But like I said, let's put away the pitchforks for now. It could just be a mistake...

#9 Edited by MB (11956 posts) -

@botcolony said:

It's not a review, it's a technical article. If you want a review, this came out recently


It's listed as a "review" on your Steam page. It's in the first post of this thread.

This thread isn't about Vinny's stream. This thread is about intentionally misleading customers with fake reviews. One of which is apparently from the producer of Bot Colony and sourced as Gamasutra.

This is an important point, and one I am hoping @botcolony actually addresses. This is more than misleading, it's a straight up lie. I think if @botcolony is here to defend the game, he should start by addressing this very important and distressing piece of information. If you're going to charge real money for a game, even in Early Access, you should be honest about it. I wonder what our friends at Gamasutra will think about this?

#10 Edited by MB (11956 posts) -

@cornbredx said:

They also have a problem with the fact that you don't get the executable from steam, just files to run the game.

What do you mean by that? For example, with games that use Steamworks, Steam generates unique executables for everyone who owns the game which is cross-checked as part of the Steamworks DRM scheme. I'm not sure what you even mean, it's not like the executables come from an external source.