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orochi91
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(05-13-2015, 09:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kinthalis

So good. I don't understand it, I must, at some point get tired of this damn video, right? It's grown stale as a joke? Cliche as fuck?

FuckNo. I'm cracking up over here, like it's the first time ;)

It's the laughter, it's way too damn infectious :3
cripterion
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(05-13-2015, 09:32 PM)
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Yikes, some of the textures are just bad... And they just confirmed, everything to the max on a i7 4770K, GTX980, 16GB.
Lunar15
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(05-13-2015, 09:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by cripterion

Yikes, some of the textures are just bad... And they just confirmed, everything to the max on a i7 4770K, GTX980, 16GB.

Wait, where are you getting this from, and what footage are you referring to? Most of the recent screenshots are coming from the PS4.
Iceternal
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(05-13-2015, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lunar15

Wait, where are you getting this from, and what footage are you referring to? Most of the recent screenshots are coming from the PS4.

http://www.twitch.tv/gaminglive_TV1
cripterion
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(05-13-2015, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lunar15

Wait, where are you getting this from, and what footage are you referring to? Most of the recent screenshots are coming from the PS4.

http://www.twitch.tv/gaminglive_tv1

EDIT : Beaten lol
Kaze2212
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(05-13-2015, 09:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lunar15

Wait, where are you getting this from, and what footage are you referring to? Most of the recent screenshots are coming from the PS4.

He probably talks about the french stream of the PC version, which is on twitch right now.

Edit:
Beaten
Lunar15
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(05-13-2015, 09:40 PM)
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Well, that's what I get for missing a page.

EDIT: Wow, that actually looks better than what I was anticipating.
Sniffynose
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(05-13-2015, 09:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by eero94

There is already one.

https://youtu.be/9GW7G18keRI

OMFG LMFAO!!! That video just slayed me /dead

I just can't.... I can't even I'm going to get fired I am laughing so fucking hard at my desk right now, I can't see my eyes are tearing so bad >_<
codhand
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(05-13-2015, 09:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kinthalis

So good. I don't understand it, I must, at some point get tired of this damn video, right?

right.
Ferr986
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(05-13-2015, 09:49 PM)

Originally Posted by eero94

There is already one.

https://youtu.be/9GW7G18keRI

Lmao "el cuñao". Dont tell me his laugh has crossed overseas
codhand
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(05-13-2015, 09:51 PM)
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hopefully this meme video will provide some comfort during GOTY awards
georaldc
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(05-13-2015, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by UnrealEck

The first game arguably had minor downgrades.
The 2nd and 3rd though? I'd need to be convinced.

Wasn't there quite a big difference with the old trailers compared to the new ones/final build? I remember being really impressed by how the jungle looked and that rainy night scene with the alien thingy screaming at you
viveks86
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(05-13-2015, 09:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by RoboPlato

My stance based on everything I've seen lately is that foliage and per object motion blur have been changed/removed but many of the differences people have chalked up to lighting are due to the change in color grading. I myself have made that mistake a few times since I personally liked the older look a bit more but that's an artistic change, not a technical one.

Hmmm… I've got a long list of things to verify that goes beyond aesthetics and color. But I'm keeping quiet till I get my hands on it. There's too much insanity around the topic as is… :D
cripterion
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(05-13-2015, 09:59 PM)
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Guess they were kidding when they said all versions have the same LOD, view distance :/

Character models look great though, faces are well done, and love all the details in the armor but that's the only thing I found impressive.
Oh and hearing the French VA definitely confirms I'll play it in English.
RoboPlato
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(05-13-2015, 10:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by viveks86

Hmmm… I've got a long list of things to verify that goes beyond aesthetics and color. But I'm keeping quiet till I get my hands on it. There's too much insanity around the topic as is… :D

I'll admit that I didn't follow the game too closely before the past few months anyway so there very well may be stuff I'm missing.
Lunar15
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(05-13-2015, 10:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by cripterion

Guess they were kidding when they said all versions have the same LOD, view distance :/

Character models look great though, faces are well done, and love all the details in the armor but that's the only thing I found impressive.
Oh and hearing the French VA definitely confirms I'll play it in English.

And it's not impressive compared to...
mephixto
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(05-13-2015, 10:10 PM)
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If i learned something of watching streams on twitch is that you should not judge the graphics or texture quality from there, grass and foliage tend do look horrible due to compression and bitrate used to stream.
cripterion
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(05-13-2015, 10:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lunar15

And it's not impressive compared to...

The rest of the game, the environments don't wow me. I know it has a great scale so that factors in but I played DA : Inquisition this year and some scenery looked better than what I'm seeing.
Once again, I'm just judging from what I'm seeing. It seems this game is quite inconsistent in terms of quality when you can get shots to look like this (on PS4) :




and then get this


MikeDown
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(05-13-2015, 10:16 PM)
i pray that modders will be able to bring back some of this game's luster :(
AU Tiger
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(05-13-2015, 10:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Iceternal

http://www.gamekyo.com/blog_article362422.html

French stream of the PC version with hairworks.

Game is beautiful !

DAMN, I said french Geralt sounds suave as hell!

Edit: Real time water surface reflections of the environment (trees, buildings, etc) on the IGN PC stream.
Anton Sugar
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(05-13-2015, 10:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by cripterion

The rest of the game, the environments don't wow me. I know it has a great scale so that factors in but I played DA : Inquisition this year and some scenery looked better than what I'm seeing.
Once again, I'm just judging from what I'm seeing. It seems this game is quite inconsistent in terms of quality when you can get shots to look like this (on PS4) :




and then get this


You are correct, but I guarantee you I can easily find some ass-ugly shots from DA:I.
ctw0e
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(05-13-2015, 10:25 PM)
Reposting:

2013



2014



2015



Compression, time of day, weather, seasons and all that, but I think it's safe to say there are a lot of details that have been removed/reduced.

I still think it looks great and I think they did a great job. While it still isn't entirely impossible the PC-version will look like the gameplay from 2013 (like CDPR are saying), it's very unlikely.
cripterion
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(05-13-2015, 10:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Anton Sugar

You are correct, but I guarantee you I can easily find some ass-ugly shots from DA:I.

Oh no doubt.

I'm just saying, the characters, the armor and its details, the faces (It puts DA :I to shame) are really well done, the rest is pretty much what I would expect from a fantasy open world in terms of graphics. Or could be that the first area really is kinda drab.

Switching to the IGN stream now.
wanderingprostheyltite
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(05-13-2015, 10:25 PM)
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Yikes at those ps4 shots, looks like a fuckin og xbox game. I realize that's one area and have seen plenty of nice looking screenies and videos elsewhere, but didn't expect to see that kind of inconsistent quality just the same :/
thebloo
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(05-13-2015, 10:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by tuxfool

Ubi and EA games employ absolutely massive studios or groups of studios to develop their games. The commonly quoted figure for AC:U is that 1000 people worked on that game. The number of developers that worked on the Witcher 3 is 250-300 (at most).

1000 people versus 300 developers. We'll have to wait and see Witcher 3's credits.
Sodding_Gamer
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(05-13-2015, 10:27 PM)
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IGN live guys have just confirmed their stream is running on a 980 and at the Ultra settings.

Welp
cripterion
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(05-13-2015, 10:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sodding_Gamer

IGN live guys have just confirmed their stream is running on a 980 and at the Ultra settings.

Welp

I don't understand why they couldn't send pc review copies, the game seems to run fine
Skyzard
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(05-13-2015, 10:30 PM)

Originally Posted by BigTnaples

Well even without the latest type, it looks like it does a bang up job replicating a bunch of different hair/fur types in the Wild Hunt.

Bear Fur
Armor Fur
Geralts Hair
Horse Mane/tail
Griffin Hair
Red Headed beast hair
Wolf Fur

all look very distinct from one another and very natural. Very impressive stuff, and actually one of the main reasons I decided to go with the PC version.

Far Cry 4's performance with the fur stuff enabled and the difference in appearance had me lose faith in the tech completely.
wanderingprostheyltite
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(05-13-2015, 10:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by cripterion

Oh no doubt.

I'm just saying, the characters, the armor and its details, the faces (It puts DA :I to shame) are really well done, the rest is pretty much what I would expect from a fantasy open world in terms of graphics. Or could be that the first area really is kinda drab.

Switching to the IGN stream now.

I recall a comment from someone saying the opening area is indeed bland compared to the other ones, something along the lines of other regions feel like actual places you're exploring rather than the cookie cutter nature of the starting zone. I certainly hope that's the case.
nelsonroyale
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(05-13-2015, 10:35 PM)
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I honestly can't believe people are saying the environments in Dragon Age look as good or better than this. I am playing it right now. It looks like a great looking cross gen game. The geometry is nowhere near this. W3 looks so much more convincing.
Anton Sugar
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(05-13-2015, 10:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by ctw0e

Compression, time of day, weather, seasons and all that, but I think it's safe to say there are a lot of details that have been removed/reduced.

I still think it looks great and I think they did a great job. While it still isn't entirely impossible the PC-version will look like the gameplay from 2013 like they are saying, it's very unlikely.

Yes, it has been posted, and it's a really stupid comparison. Not just for all the reasons you mentioned, but because it's comparing PC vs PS4.

There was a definite downgrade, but all that series of pics does is make people freak out when they shouldn't.

Originally Posted by cripterion

Oh no doubt.

I'm just saying, the characters, the armor and its details, the faces (It puts DA :I to shame) are really well done, the rest is pretty much what I would expect from a fantasy open world in terms of graphics. Or could be that the first area really is kinda drab.

Switching to the IGN stream now.

For sure--there are some areas (and lighting choices--some of the sunrise/sunset stuff is just a little too much) that look a lot worse than others.
Lunar15
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(05-13-2015, 10:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Anton Sugar

Yes, it has been posted, and it's a really stupid comparison. Not just for all the reasons you mentioned, but because it's comparing PC vs PS4.

There was a definite downgrade, but all that series of pics does is make people freak out when they shouldn't.

There's not going to be a big difference between PC and PS4.
Mad Season
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(05-13-2015, 10:43 PM)

Originally Posted by cripterion

http://www.twitch.tv/gaminglive_tv1

EDIT : Beaten lol

it does seem washed out.... :/
kabel
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(05-13-2015, 10:44 PM)
Wow....this Troll is actually called Trollolol xD
cripterion
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(05-13-2015, 10:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by nelsonroyale

I honestly can't believe people are saying the environments in Dragon Age look as good or better than this. I am playing it right now. It looks like a great looking cross gen game. The geometry is nowhere near this. W3 looks so much more convincing.

Inquisition is wildly inconsistent but some environments looked good.

Glad I switched to the IGN stream, the people on the twitch one were way to annoying and could barely control Geralt.

Originally Posted by kabel

Wow....this Troll is actually called Trollolol xD

Lol yeah. The troll looked good luck too
RedSwirl
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(05-13-2015, 10:46 PM)
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I don't know if it's been posted here, but some Arab YouTuber has been playing the PS4 version with a decent capture card, and posted some videos that look clean as fuck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mDR3osVfQ4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzxsWVcUI04
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bieqvO1Kg-k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZKHRBRQmw0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G6pEaTDeEg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9hcctt8qus

There's more in his profile.

Originally Posted by red36

However it WAS according to this article

http://whatifgaming.com/developer-in...-taken-out-why

If this article is legit, it's basically an admission that the reason CDPR had to go for parity was lack of manpower. After all is said and done, it is still a relatively small Eastern European dev and doesn't have the same resources as an EA or Ubisoft to devote full-size teams to each individual version.
Dictator93
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(05-13-2015, 10:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by viveks86

Hmmm… I've got a long list of things to verify that goes beyond aesthetics and color. But I'm keeping quiet till I get my hands on it. There's too much insanity around the topic as is… :D

I am here with you on this adventure viveks!
nelsonroyale
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(05-13-2015, 10:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by cripterion

Inquisition is wildly inconsistent but some environments looked good.

Glad I switched to the IGN stream, the people on the twitch one were way to annoying and could barely control Geralt.

Sure they look good, but Witcher environments easily look more impressive to me. For one, the scale is off in Dragon Age, it is nowhere near 1 to 1. It is much closer in the Witcher I would say. Landscape geometry and the variety and density of vegetation is better. There are also actual cities in the game, rather than the small villages in Dragon Age.
Fried Food
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(05-13-2015, 10:48 PM)

Originally Posted by ctw0e

Not sure if this has been posted.

2013



2014



2015



Compression, time of day, weather, seasons and all that, but I think it's safe to say there are a lot of details that have been removed/reduced.

I still think it looks great and I think they did a great job. While it still isn't entirely impossible the PC-version will look like the gameplay from 2013 like they are saying, it's very unlikely.

wow they completely ruined the color palette. That 2013 "footage" looks way better than anything I've seen of the current version. Part of that is the camera angle used and part of that is the overall level of detail, density, and richness of the world in the 2013 build.
rashbeep
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(05-13-2015, 10:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dictator93

I am here with you on this adventure viveks!

I was going to do this too, specifically do a 1:1 comparison of the 35 minute demo and the final build, completing the same "Johnny" quest.

Don't think it's necessary for me now if you two are on it, so I look forward to seeing the results :)
Anton Sugar
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(05-13-2015, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lunar15

There's not going to be a big difference between PC and PS4.

Unless the ONLY tech you're criticizing is color design/temperature and geometry/assets, the comparison is useless.

2013 gif: high-end dev PC using CDPR's sharpening filter
2014/2015: poorly shrunken (did they use Paint?) compressed JPEGs from PS4 footage

Like I said, it's obvious a downgrade occurred, but using these specific pics to judge it is foolish. There are also massive differences in capture quality (compare Playstation Access's crappy bitrate vids vs this random Youtuber) for the PS4.
Shredderi
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(05-13-2015, 10:51 PM)
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The game looks good but I think the jumping animation looks a little funny. Like he jumps a little too high. Obviously made for gameplay purposes in order to actually reach places.
codhand
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(05-13-2015, 10:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by ctw0e

Not sure if this has been posted.

2013



2014



2015




Compression, time of day, weather, seasons and all that, but I think it's safe to say there are a lot of details that have been removed/reduced.

I still think it looks great and I think they did a great job. While it still isn't entirely impossible the PC-version will look like the gameplay from 2013 like they are saying, it's very unlikely.


Nope. 71 pages in, and you're the first.
PLASTICA-MAN
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(05-13-2015, 10:54 PM)
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One thing that bothers in all Witchers which is out of place is that you have a village with citizens having normal life and next to it few meters away a lake or a forest filled with monsters and everything seems to be fine for them. Witcher logic?
ctw0e
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(05-13-2015, 10:55 PM)

Originally Posted by codhand

Nope. 71 pages in, and you're the first.

Thanks.
Daffy Duck
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(05-13-2015, 10:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by eero94

There is already one.

https://youtu.be/9GW7G18keRI

Holy shit. That's just killed me. That guys laugh.
I H8 Memes
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(05-13-2015, 10:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by PLASTICA-MAN

One thing that bothers in all Witchers which is out of place is that you have a village with citizens having normal life and next to it few meters away a lake or a forest filled with monsters and everything seems to be fine for them. Witcher logic?


That was life for people back then man. They were just used to it.
Einchy
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(05-13-2015, 10:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by ctw0e

Not sure if this has been posted.

I just got Gaf > Internet > Gaf'ed.
ctw0e
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(05-13-2015, 11:00 PM)

Originally Posted by Einchy

I just got Gaf > Internet > Gaf'ed.

That's not the case, no.

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