This thing had a lot of potential...
Now that piracy has taken off on vita I've had the chance to play a handful of games on it, and one I just finished playing was qforce/full frontal. It's a port of a first party playstation3 game but it's so horribly done. It was practically unplayable without overclocking the gpu on the vita (thanks to homebrew). Fps would drop to -10 all the time, and cut scenes were going massively out of sync with the audio. Then there's blurry ugly low resolution textures all over the place, pop in for stuff that isn't really that far away, the lack of antialiasing, and general small bugs in graphics here and there. Contrast also seemed to bug up a bit, but I didn't notice that one until after going to over clocking.
How could you afford a Vita but not games?
Who says I can't afford them? I've bought a few before the vita was hacked and lost interest in the system shortly after. I just mean the hack has made more games more accessible to me now. Sorry for the confusion.
For those who don't know, if you have a vita running at 6.60 you can visit https://henkaku.xyz/ using your vita to temporary soft mod it, allowing you to run home brew and what not.
sony has since released an offical filmwear, which is currently 6.63 and blocks the henkaku exploit. If you're bellow 6.60 and want to update to 6.60 without going over, here's a guide to help you out. http://wololo.net/2016/08/09/manually-update-ps-vita-firmware-3-60/
Recommended homebrew tools and applications:
MaiDumpTool, allows dumping(ripping) your games, and installing games other people have dumped also using mai.
An alternative is Vitamin, but you don't need vitamin to install games dumped with vitamin. vitamin dumps games in vpk format which can be installed with vita shell.
VitaShell is a content/file manager, and as mentioned above can be used to install vpk files (home brew and games)
I also recommend the offline-installer application. This allows you to run the henkaku exploit without being connected to the internet.
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Any of y'all wanna play some Paladins? It's basically F2P Overwatch.
I tried playing only this only for a short time and I already found what seems to be a huge problem with the game. The amount of free characters is barely more than the amount of members required for a full team. So it's safe to say people are going to be fighting over characters a lot, and opting out of selecting a character if they can't get at least one they like. When that happens the match gets canceled and you're stuck waiting on another match. I think if you play this game you can expect to spend lots of time waiting on matches that get canceled over and over until they add in more characters, or let multiple players use the same character.
The world is going apeshit over this game yet it's so bare bones it feels like it's still in the alpha stage.
Pokemon Go is very overrated but fun not going to lie.
I don't understand why this is so insanely popular. I mean I get the appeal of Pokemon IRL but you can't really do anything with them. You can't teach them moves or train them any other way than catching more of the same Pokemon and repeatedly trading the lower leveled ones for candy that's all specific to that Pokemon and its evolutions. It's fun for like a week and then you just get so sick of catching and discarding 500 magikarps so you can get a gyrados which kind of ruins the point of having magikarp in the first place because it's so obvious to new players that it's going to become something really badass.
>It's fun for like a week and then you just get so sick of [it]
Which would explain why the number of players is plummeting already.
It's funny though, the devs don't seem to be doing much to prevent it. I understand why the game was designed this way but now that you hooked some people you should make an attempt to actually try to get them to stay. I think making the game a bit more complex would turn away some of them but many others would stay for this depth. At this rate people will forget this existed by November.
Not that I care either way; hell, it's probably for the better.
Best thing of POKEMON GO is the human npcs.
Is it just me or does anyone else feel it's a bit pointless to get a gpu in the 10 series with so few games coming out that would really push the hardware? Is 4k gaming really worth it?
As someone with a crappy laptop and unable to afford anything else:
Don't the GPUs last several years for good performance? If you get a Series 10 one right now, will you still be able to play games in high quality in a couple of years? I guess the answer depends more in whether you have the money to bleed.
Gotta sell those new graphics cards somehow...
Why are so many games today go so crazy with lighting effects? Tone it down, people!
VR is really stressful on cards as it needs to produce two images at the same time. There is some work being done to make it less intensive by only rendering certain objects per frame per eye, but it's not a thing yet.
Some people fell for the 4k fad as well and need a beefy GPU to play at a decent framerate (for minimal visual gain).
What's your favourite game music ever?
I liked the ost from Halo.
Cammy's Sf2 theme
Alice: Madness Returns
FFXIV - The Antitower (Up the Downward Staircase)
Your errors will pile up while your successes will disappear. -Tetris
It takes money to make money, and the most effective way to make more is to play the markets.
I've lost $200 in the stock market so far.
The stock market is gambling, I meant the actual market. physical goods, not leaves of paper with markings on them made by the people who actually do the buying and selling.
Violence solves everything...
Damn Kiwis... they think they can make a action rpg...
Bad as in low scaling, or were you using gear 10-15 levels lower than you (or 30+ if they are rings.....)?
or did you not have a +20% granite flask with immune to bleed flask to act 4 cruel?
or did you forget to prioritize defense nodes?
Another PoE expansion
Essence league = ez mode league
but, overconfidence will get you and your perfect equipped character killed.
overconfidence or random lag spikes.
i thought lockstep mode was supposed to fix the desyncs... nope. I'll zone into a new map, get stuttering lag where i drop to 0 FPS, then watch everything catch up in fast-motion... lost my 1st character to that in act 4 normal, lost my 2nd character to it in act 1 merciless, lost my 3rd to it in act 1 cruel, then ragequit.
been playing since CBT and never had this issue before. no idea what they changed.Post edited on 20th Sep 2016, 10:04pm
Anyone picking up Dark Souls in a couple weeks?
I don't have a PS3, so I never played Demon's Souls, but the difficulty and its supposed fairness, plus the great combat made me interested in the game. Pretty much the same reasons Monster Hunter attracted me. I'm watching a let's play of Demon's Souls to get an idea of what I'll be up against so I'm not completely blind when going into Dark Souls. I'm almost thinking of buying a one or three month pack subscription for Xbox Live to get the full experience.
Dark Souls III
Miyazaki didn't produce Dark Souls 2, so 3 is a direct sequel of 1.
Anyone play this game here? Its got some good meme's and i think its fun. a bit to competitive sometimes tho.
callig somethig competitive in no way makes it competitive.
new cod games dont have dedicated servers meaning the game host gets an advantage. "competitive" tourneys are played on consoles, which have autoaim to compensate for the shoddy controls (joystick)
league of legends has "competitive" modes, but the developers are constantly trying to remove competitive features and homogenize the characters to make it easier to play.
even wow has "competitive" arena, but that is just a battle of who would waste more time on getting welfare gear...
20 tick means the server only updates once every 50ms. obviously its that way to make it easier to play on worse computers and worse internet. it severely limits the skill ceiling; it's a low skill game
even the "competitive" mode in csgo uses 60 tick for the servers, but actual competitive tournaments for that game use server mods to run at 120 tick.
tl;dr low tick = low skill != competitive
i mean overwatch was made to be competitive. Even in the quick play option it gets competitive. its a 6v6 team based fps, that alone makes it competitive.
I know what 20 ticks means, but what you dont understand blizzard designed the servers that way because they are brain dead. look it up Overwatch "favors the shooter".
No one is arguing if its low skill or not. but blizzard clearly designed the game to be competitive.
>blizzard clearly designed the game to be competitive
If they did, they failed miserably. Don't get me wrong, it's a fun game to hop on and screw around on once in a while, but I'm going to have to agree with the other guy here- nothing can be truly "competitive" at 20 tick. And that's to say nothing of the aim assist, gratuitous iframes on almost every character, and a broken ranking system.
I used to write like this...
With the power of modern computing is there any good reason for turn-based gameplay except to emulate retro-games?
Field a team of assaults with close combat specialist and cheese through it.
Turn-based games are more gentlemanly.
i like turn based games. they give me time to think. i hate games that are kinda turn based and kinda not, like some of the snes rpgs (chrono trigger, ff6). if you're gonna make me wait, dont punish me for taking a while to choose my move! still good games though.
Chess: the Review by Ingmar Bergman (haha!)
Just play it!
I prefer poker
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Chess... chess never changes.