White's forum posts

#1 Posted by White (1416 posts) -

All this data is just making me jumpy for MGS3: Drew Eater (or MGS3: Drewsistence).

#2 Edited by White (1416 posts) -

I'm not surprised. Seems the way the business has evolved. Always add X months to announced game release, where X is the largest integer such that:

(Original_Date + X) <= Next_Fiscal_Quarter

#3 Edited by White (1416 posts) -

Remember how you'd get annoyed if you were ganged up on by 3 guys in a MP game? Imagine getting ganked by 300.

#4 Posted by White (1416 posts) -

tl;dr - Denuvo wrecks an SSD's lifespan.

So apparently I just found out that Dragon Age uses Denuvo, a new type of DRM solution. Shouldn't matter too much to users who paid for it right?

Unfortunately, no. The performance hit isn't a big deal, but the amount of IO the software performs is staggering. Denuvo was used for Lords of the Fallen, and according to these sources, the third-party solution was performing its checks approximately 150,000 times per hour. That means in one second, 42 read/write operations were performed on your disk when the CPU brings the page from disk onto RAM (assuming it has moved from RAM onto swap memory). This amounts to about 30GB of IO in 40min. That is a recipe for wearing out those NAND-gates really quickly.

Of course, this could all be an exaggeration. Windows' memory manager would be pretty smart when to comes to temporal locality of frequently accessed memory blocks, right?

Regardless, tread lightly, people.

#5 Posted by White (1416 posts) -

How the hell are you supposed to find this club with their shitty search?

#6 Posted by White (1416 posts) -

The Giant Bomb logo is breaking the symmetry of the image.

#7 Edited by White (1416 posts) -

I'm surprised they didn't catch these "issues" during testing.

If they did catch these "issues" and decided not to fix them, then I'm surprised they let THAT happen.

Hell, getting a broken product out of the door quickly is better than taking an extra year to ship a well polished deliverable, right?

#8 Posted by White (1416 posts) -

@corevi: So isn't Patrick contributing to the problem?

#9 Edited by White (1416 posts) -

Well. Now I have a reason to go buy retail for the extra savings!

#10 Posted by White (1416 posts) -

I see Nindento finally caught up to 2010.

I really don't get why people put up with their dated policies and continue supporting them with software and sales (i.e. 3DS).