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Flappers responded to Fraser Brown comment in
6 Months ago
Dishonored 2 PC reviewDishonored 2 PC review
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Call of Duty: Ghosts and Colonial Marines were bad games, even if they didn't have performance issues. Dishonored 2 is one of the best games I've played.


I did consider the performance issues. For two paragraphs. I let people know that they may experience issues. Nobody is being misled. Everything people need to know is in the text of the review, not the number at the end.

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> I get an acceptable frame rate most of the time. But it does bounce around. A lot. It might be 50 one moment, and then 100 the next, though it’s generally lower. I’ve also had an issue with a specific area, the Dust District, which caused my frame rate to tank, sometimes going below 30. And more annoyingly, the graphics options just don’t seem to matter. Only a few elements seem to make any difference, and even they sometimes don’t change anything.


So the game drops down to 30FPS at times, with noticeable drops below 60 at other times...


When a AAA game is unable to maintain a solid 60FPS, and you give it a 10/10 is saying to the developers and publishers "oh yeah, it's totally OK for you to deliver unoptimized games to the consumer, if they have problems, they can deal with it, as it's a 10/10 game"


If anything, this release just shows that Bethesda's recent policy change when it comes to review copies is a massive detriment to the PC gaming community.


Sites like this should be punishing the publishers and developers for delivering a shoddy port to PC. Not rewarded with high scores and non-stop praise.


You did go on for two paragraphs. 2 large paragraphs talking about poor performance, but your score at the end of it completely neglects those paragraphs.


At the time of writing, the Steam reviews for the game are "Mixed". Over 3000 positive, and over 2000 negative.


This isn't just a case of user based issues. This is a massive performance issue across numerous types of machines, and should always be taken into account when writing official reviews for a product.


You are giving Bethesda a free pass for handing out a terrible PC port.


If this was an overall review across all consoles, then I could understand the score. But this is a PC centric website. If a game runs badly for people, and you are not getting a solid 60FPS throughout, then it should be questioned.

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6 Months ago
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"Inconsistent performance aside,"

What? How can you put a massive problem the game has aside and rate it 10/10?

I thought this was a PC Gaming website? Performance issues should be taken massively into consideration when rating a game.

The game is unplayable for a lot of people!

While we're at it, why don't we say:

"COD Ghosts: Performance issues aside, the game is great 10/10"

"Consoles, locked framerates aside, and low quality graphics aside... they are great, 10/10"

"Alien Colonial Marines: All the issues aside, it's a great game, 10/10"

You can't just throw a massive problem aside to give a game maximum scores... it's misleading, and not good for the consumer.

Reviews are supposed to help consumers decide if they should buy the game or not. If you don't take into consideration problems like these, consumers won't see it as big as a problem as it should be, and go and waste their money on a product that they may not even be able to play.

So what is this? A review or an advertisement?Reply
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Call of Duty: Ghosts and Colonial Marines were bad games, even if they didn't have performance issues. Dishonored 2 is one of the best games I've played.


I did consider the performance issues. For two paragraphs. I let people know that they may experience issues. Nobody is being misled. Everything people need to know is in the text of the review, not the number at the end.

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9 Months ago
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port reviewDeus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port review
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In the future, I think it would be more helpful for gamers if the tests were also performed on mid-high range hardware.

Not everyone has or intends to get a GTX1080, while most people are running from a 970 - 1070.

Would be cool for future high profile releases, just a thought
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FTR iRage responded to Flappers's comment in
9 Months ago
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida says he understands "some criticisms Sean Murray is getting" for No Man's SkySony's Shuhei Yoshida says he understands "some criticisms Sean Murray is getting" for No Man's Sky
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Here's the thing (I don't want to sound defensive or anything, just pointing out facts)...

1. The servers at the time went offline. There was a large influx of players, and it knocked off the servers, so people were playing offline without realizing it. Check their twitter feed...

2. Multiplayer uses Peer to Peer technology. The way it works in this game is similar to that of Elite Dangerous, where if players meet up, it creates a local instance hosted by one of the players, and the other player connects to it. This issue could be caused by conflicting NAT configurations, or blocked ports on either end.

3. It could well be just a bug (as mentioned in the article).

My money is on point 2. Even in Elite Dangerous some players can't join other players instances due to conflicting network configurations. My guess is that it's the same case here.

Until we have other people experiencing the same, using this as clear evidence that there is no multiplayer meetups in the game is a bit far fetched.

Just trying to remain objective here...Reply
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You are very much correct. I read the reddit post and apparently Sean said that when you get close enough to another player you will connect to their "private server". If this is how it works and the servers were having issues, then nobody would've been able to connect to someone else's server, meaning they wouldn't be able to see each other, which also explains why the time of day was different. When base building comes out we will be able to see if it actually is multiplayer because we will be able to see if we see what other players see. We might even be able to see if multiplayer is a thing when PC comes out because it'll be easier to communicate across steam and you can data mine to see if there even is a player model.

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9 Months ago
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida says he understands "some criticisms Sean Murray is getting" for No Man's SkySony's Shuhei Yoshida says he understands "some criticisms Sean Murray is getting" for No Man's Sky
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I am one of the many who preorder long ago and since my excitement has significantly decreased. "The chances to meet someone Ever, are nearly ZERO", once said by Sean and already not even 24 hrs after launch its happened? Sadly, this is only the PS4 folks. What happens when all the PC people get on? That brings me to another topic, why 3 day delay for PC? Possibly to satisfy Sony? Pathetic....
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The delay was to add more options on PC... 21:9 support and FOV options.


Sure Sony probably also had something to do with it, but the developers can't exactly say no to them, they are their publisher.

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Flappers commented on
1 Year ago
The Division's free Incursions DLC is coming April 12, adding endgame raids where sweeter knee pads awaitThe Division's free Incursions DLC is coming April 12, adding endgame raids where sweeter knee pads await
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Sounds like a lot of fun. I just hope that it doesn't become too much of a grind in terms of acquiring that new gear loot.

For example, in WoW, the bosses only drop X amount of loot, and the party needs to roll for it. Low chance of receiving the loot. I hope they don't do it like that, and guarantee a drop for completing the incursion.
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Flappers commented on
1 Year ago
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada gets a release date and new trailer, as Orks are unleashed on the betaBattlefleet Gothic: Armada gets a release date and new trailer, as Orks are unleashed on the beta
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I've been sitting on the fence about this game for a while now...

I've seen a few gameplay videos, and it looks hella'fun.
But it's the sort of game I would like to play against and with some friends (due to it having 2v2 support).

From what I read though, people cannot invite friends to groups or games... and there's no specific word on this from the developer either.

I'll wait for the release, or at least an update from the dev team on this matter, as it's a real deal breaker for me personally.

I really hope they add it in though, would love to pick it up and start playing
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Chaz responded to Flappers's comment in
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Overwatch Tracer pose to be replaced by Blizzard because they "weren’t entirely happy" with itOverwatch Tracer pose to be replaced by Blizzard because they "weren’t entirely happy" with it
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Mother or Father, it's still irresponsible of a parent to let their child watch something that is not targeted at their age group... then proceed to complain about it.


Why don't they also let their child play GTA? It's exactly the same, then they can complain about the violence and depiction of women in that game too.

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You clearly misunderstand the nature of the complaint. He's saying that Tracer makes a poor role model due to the sexualisation of a character that doesn't suit it. He's not complaining about sensitive material like GTA, he's not even complaining about Widowmaker, he's simply saying that Tracer being sexualised sends a mixed message.


Edit because I can't reply again: a) He lists the 95% spunk as a good thing, b) I don't think you know what that means because it has nothing to do with flaunting yourself in a sexual manner.


I'm repeating myself here but Widowmaker is still unchanged. Neither Blizzard nor the 'SJWs' are taking your butts away.

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Ben Barrett responded to Flappers's comment in
1 Year ago
Overwatch Tracer pose to be replaced by Blizzard because they "weren’t entirely happy" with itOverwatch Tracer pose to be replaced by Blizzard because they "weren’t entirely happy" with it
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Mother of a child complains about the animation of a cartoon game character, of which is targeted towards Teens.

May contain content inappropriate for children.

Yet, because a mother of a child says "My daughter wakes up every day wanting to watch the trailer" - who is irresponsible here?

Blizzard for making a character pose? Or a mother letting their young child daughter watching content that is not targeted at their age group.

It's pathetic really.

Let's remove everything that sexualizes characters. In fact, let's remove all the violence too... I mean, they are shooting at each other, that can't be good for children either!

Let's make a game where everyone stands together in a circle, holding hands and singing koombaya.

This is a sad day, when developers start bowing down to the requirements of an SJW.

Blizzards PR department are pretty great at twisting changes to make it sound for the greater good. They've done it before with nerfs, buffs and changes in their other games, and they are doing it here too.

If this irresponsible mother didn't say anything in the first place, then this wouldn't of happened.

Someone get's triggered for a fucking game character pose, and so the developers change it.

It's shocking, and really unfortunate.

I don't give a shit about what pose the character makes (hell, I've not even had the chance to play the game yet), but it's the principle of changing things in a game, because some SJW starts bitching about it.Reply
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If you have a read of the article you're commenting on, you'll discover that Blizzard didn't just do it because one person complained.

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Kirk McKeand responded to Flappers's comment in
1 Year ago
Mass Effect: Andromeda artist gives us a better look at the protagonistMass Effect: Andromeda artist gives us a better look at the protagonist
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They already confirmed that this character is not the character you play. You play as "A" pathfinder, but this one specifically is in the trailers. And it was mentioned specifically by Bioware that the character as seen in the trailers is not the player character.Reply
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Yeah, you will be able to customise your character, but this appears to be the default armour set. Just like Shepard had a default appearance.

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Flappers replied to 7 questions on the Tharsis Review
1 Year ago
Tharsis review snippet Would you prefer to play Tharsis as a board game, or on your PC? Why?
PC for sure. The effects make the game feel better... when your group loses that bit of health, and then there's that UMPH - it adds more to the game. Granted it could work as a board game, but I think PC is where it's home is.
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Flappers replied to 10 questions on the Call of Duty(R): Black Ops III Review
1 Year ago
Call of Duty(R): Black Ops III review snippet How gory is Call of Duty(R): Black Ops III?
Normal amount of gory'ness in a cod game
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