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does windows 10 suck for mouse feel? (64 comments)
Posted by beefheart @ 15:36 CDT, 18 March 2015 - iMsg
I was about to install Windows 10 and then I realized I didn't know if the mouse feel was gonna suck dick and need a fix or not. Anyone know? MarkC or somebody?
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why i'm excited for reflex (22 comments)
Posted by beefheart @ 15:47 CDT, 28 May 2014 - iMsg
I'm really excited about Reflex.

In my mind, the death of the deathmatch arena genre was precipitated by Quake 3 and finalized by Quake Live; Q3 purported to be the most balanced deathmatch game ever made but it rewarded aim over tactical play by default and created a set of weapons that as a whole were not particularly satisfying to use (except for the 100 dmg rail, of course). The poor weapon balance, specifically the weak ass rocket launcher, combined with the tickdown spawn health completely killed any chance of your average newbie having fun in the game.

Q3, despite the fact that there was a pretty solid OSP TDM pickup scene for awhile there, also killed arena TDM with a combination of the fucking STUPID machinegun, moronic armor stacking system, and weapon balance. Again, a result of rewarding aim over tactical play combined with a relatively level weapon balance spread offering much less incentive for positional play (too easy for people to swarm a position with machineguns and other, traditionally low-value, weapons).

id software made a huge mistake by building quake live on the presumption that quake 3 was the best deathmatch game ever made, not even bothering to consider changing gears and pushing the genre in a new direction, or learning from their previous mistakes.

A lot of people assume that the arena FPS genre is dead and point to all of the examples of shitty failed games that have come out since Q3... here's the thing though, literally every deathmatch game that has come out since Quake 3 that claimed to be the successor to arena FPS games of the past have been deeply flawed in one way or another: Quake 4 was literally Quake 3 on a shittier engine for a long ass time; Painkiller had absolutely worthless netcode and kinda dumb movement; Xonotic runs, looks, plays like shit; Warsow had a dumb dual-ammo system for years and the game is still too focused on movement; UT3 wasn't even a complete game until they released that massive Black patch a year or two after the initial release (and it always ran like shit); Tribes: Ascend started out decent but quickly became a joke when the developer realized they didn't have a Big Ass F2P Hit on their hands; etc etc etc.

The recent alternatives, like Reborn, sound super gimmicky thus far, and move away from the ideal arena deathmatch game being something that focuses on easy to grasp but difficult to master mechanics. I was hype for it but the more I hear about it the more I'm changing my attitude to one of caution, because I've been burnt by a lot of boring stupid games over the years.

If Reflex gets it right, it has a serious chance to be played for a long time. At the very least, it'll be a retail product somewhat similar to CPM that you'll probably be able to buy and patch via Steam, which'll guarantee the barrier to entry will be much lower than an old ass Quake 3 mod, and hopefully that'll help create a quality community. It might resurrect the arena deathmatch genre. I really hope it doesn't suck.
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anyone check fox' website lately? (16 comments)
Posted by beefheart @ 23:24 CDT, 27 October 2012 - iMsg
There's a countdown with 4 days left "until the future"...
Talking about reborn?
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Need more NA QuakeWorld ASAP (21 comments)
Posted by beefheart @ 01:29 CDT, 25 September 2010 - iMsg
I can't be the only person that is bored to death of vanilla Quake 3/Quake Live. I'm starting to get seriously jealous at the amount of people that play QW/CPM in Europe.

Anyone down to start playing pickup QW TDM or duels at a certain time a few nights a week? If there's enough interest I'd be happy to try and put on a ghetto North American QW League or something like that. I've got a Dell 2005FPW and a Radeon HD4870 lying around for prizes... ha.

Seriously, anyone interested? Thursday nights at 8pm EST or something like that?
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best gaming lcd finally on market? (138 comments)
Posted by beefheart @ 14:58 CDT, 10 September 2010 - iMsg
LG W2363D. I've been following this monitor for awhile, since it's the first 120Hz LCD with reviewer-verified 0ms input lag. It has a gaming/thru mode of which its sole purpose is to eliminate input lag.

It seems to hit all of the requirements of the hardcore gaming populace: high refresh rate, 0ms input lag, fast GTG response.

Here are some articles about it:

Anyway, it finally hit the USA on Newegg and I'm thinking about buying one. My question is...
Anyone with more technical knowledge wanna weigh in on their testing methods? The first link has a link where they compare a particular LCD monitor to a CRT, and then they test the LG against that particular LCD. It seems sound to me, using a DVI splitter instead of clone mode.

Any of you euro chappies pick up the monitor, and if so: how is it?
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