Valve Now Seeking Testers for Software, Hardware

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I get sick when I play CS:GO.

total trash after the last patch.

Blow me valve.
 

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[citation][nom]blahhumbug[/nom]I get sick when I play CS:GO.total trash after the last patch.Blow me valve.[/citation]

Oh look, one opinion of one experience and somehow he thinks it represents everyone else's opinions on the matter. If you get sick after playing a VIDEO GAME then there's something wrong with YOU, not the game.
 

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Must be looking to make a motion sickness friendly game, i think it's a good idea, a lot of people can't play because they feel sick when playing.
 

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I get motion sickness from Black Mesa for some reason. I can't play it for more than 20 minutes straight even though I enjoy the rest of the game.

[citation][nom]BigMack70[/nom]Maybe they should stop wasting their time on this crap and start making Half Life 3, or Half Life 2:Episode 3 or whatever they'll wind up calling it.[/citation]

Other companies push out shovelware without ever beta testing it, using the early customers as beta testers instead.

And in some cases, pre-alpha testers.
 
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actually, the game lost over 20k users in a few days after that update, sorry to get your trollish hopes up.
 
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I'll kiss Gabe's rosy red ass for a chance to beta test Half Life 3. I will even convince him I liked it! :love: :lol:
 

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Linux support? Of course, this has either OUYA or an actual SteamBox concept written all over it (probably OUYA or Linux though).
 

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[citation][nom]BigMack70[/nom]Maybe they should stop wasting their time on this crap and start making Half Life 3, or Half Life 2:Episode 3 or whatever they'll wind up calling it.[/citation]

Most everything VALVe has ever done has been quite amazing. Look at Steam. I am sue people wanted HL2 vs Steam but Steam has beome an amazing digital distribution platform.

Plus I prefer they take their time with HL3/EP3 instead of rushing out a product early like RAGE (not a bad game, just bad driver support).

[citation][nom]A Bad Day[/nom]I get motion sickness from Black Mesa for some reason. I can't play it for more than 20 minutes straight even though I enjoy the rest of the game.
Other companies push out shovelware without ever beta testing it, using the early customers as beta testers instead.And in some cases, pre-alpha testers.[/citation]

It might be the graphics rendering for it. I also noticed that it does have pretty bad perfomance even on my 2500K/HD7970 system. A friend said it was due to the AF, need to drop it to 8x instead of 16x but I have decided to wait for the full Steam release to see if there are better performance numbers.

As for the second part, I agree. If you look at D3 (yes play it) the game patches are so major that its like we are still in the beta. I do't mind a few balane changes but thewy have shanged major things, like completley changing skills and difficulty. Not just simple balance fixes or bug fixes.

To top it all off both my wife and I get lag, sometimes pretty bad. She has a HD7870 and I have a HD7970. Sometimes it looks like a certai skill auses it,others just random.

At least VALVes games come out performing decently.
 

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[citation][nom]jimmysmitty[/nom]It might be the graphics rendering for it. I also noticed that it does have pretty bad perfomance even on my 2500K/HD7970 system. A friend said it was due to the AF, need to drop it to 8x instead of 16x but I have decided to wait for the full Steam release to see if there are better performance numbers.[/citation]

I get around 50-60 FPS on my i7 720qm and slightly OC'ed Radeon Mobility 5730 (assuming AV isn't running) according to my MSI Afterburner's graphs, though there's frequent obvious stuttering where everything freezes for a second or two. Very annoying in middle of combat.
 

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I also forgot to mention that Black Mesa uses Source SDK 2007, which only has single-core support. That may be the reason for the microstuttering because the i7 720qm is the weakest 1st gen i7 processor (four cores, 1.6 GHz).

The highest end 1st gen i5 matches or beats the i7 720qm on most software while partially supporting overclocking and running cooler.

That's sad...
 

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[citation][nom]echondo[/nom]Oh look, one opinion of one experience and somehow he thinks it represents everyone else's opinions on the matter. If you get sick after playing a VIDEO GAME then there's something wrong with YOU, not the game.[/citation]
Valve fanboyism aside, their FPS tends to have funky FOVs that I have to adjust from console/ini just to not feel sick after an hour.
 

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I hope they hire the guy that makes Cinematic Mod. The additions he made to HL2 is amazing and he is still improving it, CM 11.52 is out and CM12 is almost there.
 

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[citation][nom]echondo[/nom]Oh look, one opinion of one experience and somehow he thinks it represents everyone else's opinions on the matter. If you get sick after playing a VIDEO GAME then there's something wrong with YOU, not the game.[/citation]

you never played a badly designed game before than have you?

if you get sick, it may have something to do with FOV, i know having that setting in some games can make me sick.

portal 2 was a nightmare for me till i figured out a few tweaks to make me not nauseous
 

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I think they are going to use HL3 to push their new hardware (Steam box?) and other hardware like the VR headset prototype they showed off and new game controller.

Next year will be a big year for Valve and would expect some news on HL3 at E3/2013 at the latest.
 

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[citation][nom]echondo[/nom]Oh look, one opinion of one experience and somehow he thinks it represents everyone else's opinions on the matter. If you get sick after playing a VIDEO GAME then there's something wrong with YOU, not the game.[/citation]

Plenty of people get sick playing games, particularly with a narrow FOV which is particularly a problem with console ports.
 

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Have any of you guys read "the trenches" over at penny arcade? After reading a few of those stories there is no way I would ever want to be a tester. They get treated like slave labor.
 

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I am happy they are looking at motion sickness in games and trying to eliminate it in their testing. I first experienced this in Metroid Prime. I disabled all the extra stuff in the settings, the helmet on the screen, head-bob or something and was able to play through the game without any more issues. I occasionally have the issue. I think Half Life 2 gave me problems so I never played it. Here is some reading on the issue: http://xbox.about.com/od/buyersguide/a/vgmosick.htm
 

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[citation][nom]ushyperion[/nom]Lol postcode not recognized. When will the Americunts learn that they are not the only one on the world.[/citation]
Valve is currently looking for potential testers of unreleased software and hardware in the Seattle/Bellvue area.
 
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