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Mar 2

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Mar 2

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i’ve had many conversations about GTA V and the incredibly confusing choice to release it only on PS3 and XBOX360 lately. a few have agreed on my stance, but some have brought up very interesting points about how its like a final grandiose stand for this console generation, how it’s simply an understandable technique to maximise profits, or how it’s a way to combat piracy. although, to that last point; can you say ‘Steam?’

the game is great, yes, however it runs SO BADLY on the current gen consoles that it literally makes me, and many others, motion sick. (it’s running on those machines at around 23fps average, sometimes even hitting the Formula1-esque speeds of 28fps. HOLY SHIT!) I’m totally fine with it being on these consoles of course, but why not PC? why limit the performance, sense of scope and visual fidelity? it’s just confusing, and it seems like a massive waste.

before you mention it, yes the game looks pretty good… ish. however, it’s texture pop-in galore and most of the time I find myself running at high speed into poles and other erroneous scenery assets that seem to enjoy being invisible until the last second, just to fuck with me. so, as Michael gracefully flies thought his windshield towards a rather solid looking wall I find myself thinking, would it really have been that hard to release a PC version?

i’m no super wiz, but after doing a games design course I have some idea of the process involved in making games such as GTA. it was made on PC, so why not just fucking release it on PC too!? piracy is the answer, or so says many an article on the interwebs, but we have ways of combatting this issue like with the above mentioned (and awesome as shit) program, Steam. piracy is going to be a problem no matter what people do, but as a game studio, Rockstar can minimise the damage severely by utilising this already prestigious system. not to mention, last time I checked there were around 6 million players on Steam. that’s 6 million people that, i’m sure, would sacrifice a number of small goats if it could get them one step closer to being able to play GTA V in it’s full glory on their rigs.

the thing that annoys me the most is; if you think about it, you’re buying an $80+ game on a generation that is a month away from becoming obsolete. people ARE going to buy the new generation no matter how fan boy-ish you’re feeling today, and with the sale statistics projected on sites such as amazon.com, a lot of them already have. it’s only a matter on weeks before people will be making the switch, and I don’t think many will be looking back.

i’ll paint you a picture. in the very near future, Joe Blow (haha, Blow) has just set up his PS4, has chucked in (for example) Killzone number a billion and is currently on the verge of orgasm at the visuals and performance of the game. now, people say visuals aren’t everything but it’s hard to go from super mega awesome graphics to poo-tube and not get a little annoyed. your eyes adapt and get used to the frame rates of games whilst playing. this is how DICE got away with their abortion port of BF3 on the Xbox 360. Rockstar is using the same tactic to make these initial sales. smart move, but disingenuous to say the least.

so, Joe is fragging and jizzing his way through all the launch titles, then thinks something along the lines of, ‘oh shit yeah, I still have mother fucking GTA V to play!’ he hops gleefully onto his PS3 and begins thumbing away, only to find that his eyes are beginning to bleed, and his massive erection has subsided. ‘this game looks like shit! *sadface* I know what, i’ll go buy it for the PS4!’ he cries, whilst fruitlessly attempting to re-invigorate his now woefully dormant sex drive.

he hops down to the shop, and realises that he now has to buy another fucking copy of the game! only a few Devs who are releasing games simultaneously for both generations have offered compensation in the form of a discount for the new version of their games. Rockstar is not one of them. in fact, it’s been heavily implied that they won’t do shit about it.

i’m not trying to bum people out. i’m simply urging you to be careful with your money, because as much as you won’t want to believe it, going from eye-gasm to eye-gouge in a matter of minutes isn’t always a fun experience, and is liable to cause you to get frustrated at an amazing game that hasn’t really been given a fair chance!

patience everyone. patience is incredibly rewarding to those who have it. anyway, happy prostitute murdering everyone, and good luck with grinding for long enough to get the last house! (:

Sep 18
a relatively small bitch about some GTA V related shit

i… i have no words. this is incredible.
Jul 9

i… i have no words. this is incredible.

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Jun 30

 

ghost rider in Paris

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Jun 30

Gesaffelstein | Pursuit

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Jun 30


Biolumin v.1/v.2

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Jun 22

Amazing video, and incredible song.

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Best movie ever.
Jun 21

Best movie ever.

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Jun 16

arpeggia:

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Jun 15

this is nice.

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Jun 15

fucking epic

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