GSY LIVE | PC, PS4, Xbox One Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | 12:55 AM

Batman AK: A replay of value

Batman AK: A replay of value

Considering the awful PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight, it was quite a sad livestream to watch overall. That being said, if you want to know more about our financial situation, what we plan on doing, and also who we don't really appreciate, you might want to skip the first 30 minutes and listen to the rest. We were awfully tired so don't expect excellent English or sensible reactions from us, but after watching you'll know what is going on for Gamersyde.

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Commented on 2015-06-24 02:30:39
there is a memory issue with NVidia 970 cards SLI'd which could be the framerate issue also. they have 500mb of slow video ram that screws up some games. are you sure you are not experiencing this issue?
Commented on 2015-06-24 03:48:39 In reply to koenshaku
Got nothing to do with that, its just a bad pc port in general
Commented on 2015-06-24 04:35:43
Sucks to hear about the financial problems, I do think Patreon is a possible solution.
Commented on 2015-06-24 08:36:53
The reason you guys struggled to run it properly was because the game is Vram intensive. With all the settings turned on, and playing it at 1440p I was using over 5GB of Vram on my TitanX. My performance was rock solid, those GTX970's were a bad investment, sorry to say.
Commented on 2015-06-24 08:38:45
Monitor your Vram usage while playing, I have every confidence that that is the issue.
Commented on 2015-06-24 08:50:53 In reply to jmd749
Posted by jmd749
The reason you guys struggled to run it properly was because the game is Vram intensive. With all the settings turned on, and playing it at 1440p I was using over 5GB of Vram on my TitanX. My performance was rock solid, those GTX970's were a bad investment, sorry to say.
This is not the reason at all. There are numerous issues with the Arkham Knight PC port.
Commented on 2015-06-24 09:01:38 In reply to jmd749
Posted by jmd749
The reason you guys struggled to run it properly was because the game is Vram intensive. With all the settings turned on, and playing it at 1440p I was using over 5GB of Vram on my TitanX. My performance was rock solid, those GTX970's were a bad investment, sorry to say.
I would say Batman was, but we didn't pay for it. When games like the Witcher 3 or even GTA V are butter smooth, just like any other games we've played on this rig, I think it's fair to say that someone screwed up big time. Also, not everyone can afford a Titan X, especially us considering our poor financial state.
Commented on 2015-06-24 09:07:37 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
I would say Batman was, but we didn't pay for it. When games like the Witcher 3 or even GTA V are butter smooth, just like any other games we've played on this rig, I think it's fair to say that someone screwed up big time. Also, not everyone can afford a Titan X, especially us considering our poor financial state.
Also, why do we need a $1000 GPU to run a game that runs/looks better on PS4? The PC port is missing graphics effects that the console versions have... its a TERRIBLE port. Game is super fun though, so theres that.
Commented on 2015-06-24 09:19:44
To hell with Batman AK PC port. I have Ori and the Blind Forest. :-)
Commented on 2015-06-24 09:52:16
Thanks guys. I enjoyed the video. The PC version is horrible. Not only should all buyers on Steam ask for a refund, but Steam should remove it from their store page. They won't do it because it's big game, but if they do it with indie titles, they should also do it for this terrible port. It will help Steam receive a higher customer friendly status showing they care for PC gaming.

I hope you guys take on Patreon. I love this site. I'm sure we can help.
Commented on 2015-06-24 16:29:28
Im so glad I didn't buy this on pc, I think ill wait and buy it preowned end of the year or so, its a big mess and them blaming it on the other studio they used for the pc port is very stupid since I assume before release they would be trying the game out loads of times
Commented on 2015-06-24 16:33:10
the game does not even look that good graphics wise on pc either
Commented on 2015-06-24 16:34:56 In reply to marklola25810
You can edit your post for five long minutes. Please do it next time or maybe think a little before you validate the message to know if you have more things to say.
Commented on 2015-06-24 17:53:09
I really hope your financial situation is going to improve. We badly need your HQ videos!
Commented on 2015-06-25 05:57:39
Once Xbox One and PC are merged into the Win10 ecosystem, we may yet get a break from this garbage. Firstly, with how easy, fast, and cost efficient It will be to port games from one DX12 platform to another, PC/X1 could end up being lead development platform, as it would then crush the PS4 total install base considering how huge PC gaming is. If that happens, PC gamers wont have to worry about getting shafted on ports.

Secondly, once they merge, console owners will NEVER have to worry about having some bullshit pulled on them, being a part of the PC ''family'' now. Look what happened with this game, STEAM pulled the game from the store, did refunds, etc. The PC community outcry over paid mods reversed that too. PC community definitely wont take anything laying down, so anyone under the Microsoft family tree will benefit from that.
Commented on 2015-06-25 06:06:50 In reply to scoobs0688
Posted by scoobs0688
This is not the reason at all. There are numerous issues with the Arkham Knight PC port.
To elaborate, what he means about the RAM usage, is that the VRAM usage in this game is terribly optimized. I think one person put it this way: "its like they mirrored the PS4 code to PC, unoptimized, vram usage was at 6.5GB as well as outrageous system ram usage''--yeah, the game is terribly unoptimized, AKA a shitty port as you are saying in laymans terms, he is stating a problem with the optimization.

Arkham Knight doesn't have the best graphics ever, and its not a substantial amount better than the previous Batman game graphically either--which ran great by the way. In other words, the team of 12 guys that ported this game never played it. I mean, what were they playing it on? Dual Titans? Nah, SLI support is broken--literally. A single Titan? Nah, performance sucks on that too. 980Ti? Well, it would make sense kind of, because NVidia could purposely be bloating the vram usage to make the 980Ti look good. Either way its garbage, glad WB un-released this sorry excuse for a game. I cant wait to hear the press release on the matter. Lol, its embarrassing enough they haven't addressed it already.
Commented on 2015-06-25 07:09:07 In reply to scoobs0688
Posted by scoobs0688
This is not the reason at all. There are numerous issues with the Arkham Knight PC port.
DF found it to be a problem as well "Meanwhile, VRAM usage is monstrous, with a reported 2.7GB used, even on low settings. " http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2... I guess it was one of many problems that I personally didn't encounter. I had no idea it was such a bad port, missing graphical features the consoles had. When I saw my vram usage while playing AK I knew lots of people would be affected by micro stutter, just like playing Shadow of Mordor with Ultra texture settings. But hey, they're fixing it now and have withdrawn it from sale in the meantime. http://www.pcgamer.com/warner-bros-is-suspending-s...
Posted by Driftwood
I would say Batman was, but we didn't pay for it. When games like the Witcher 3 or even GTA V are butter smooth, just like any other games we've played on this rig, I think it's fair to say that someone screwed up big time. Also, not everyone can afford a Titan X, especially us considering our poor financial state.
I wish I could donate a couple Titan X's to you guys, since you do such a good job with the site, if only I were rich. You guys should have a way to donate to the site like everyone else does. Sites like Jimquisition, Kinda Funny games, IGN, etc etc all have Patreon and similar donation schemes. I have not given a donation to any gaming site, but I would make an exception with Gamersyde.
Commented on 2015-06-25 09:44:29
The PC version is not sold on Steam anymore, or anywhere else for that matter. Warner Bros decided to stop selling it for the time being.
Commented on 2015-06-25 15:16:51 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
The PC version is not sold on Steam anymore, or anywhere else for that matter. Warner Bros decided to stop selling it for the time being.
Woah do you think they are are going to redo the pc port and include all the stuff that was missing?
Commented on 2015-06-25 16:07:03 In reply to vixtor7
Posted by vixtor7
Woah do you think they are are going to redo the pc port and include all the stuff that was missing?
Thats what they said theyre going to do... or at least improve it a bit. We'll see if that actually comes to fruition tho, I have my doubts given how WB handled Arkham Origins
Commented on 2015-06-26 07:06:32
So far the PC version is working well for me. But yeah, there no reason that people have to have a look around in the ini. files to raise the fps. On top of that the graphic options in the main menu feel limiting to be honest.
Commented on 2015-06-29 08:08:15
Watched the whole vid, damn you put in 25k of your own money into Gamersyde and none of you are paid that is dedication and shows how much you love what you do, much respect.

Sucks about the add company bullshit I hope you guys can get that settled and figure something out, the Patreon sounds like a great idea I think it will work great.

Very cool about Edios and others giving you guys respect and appreciating your work its much deserved.

Sucks you had to prove yourself and make a legit company to be taken seriously and get respect so you get any videos at all. I know what that is like I am a new game dev and indie game company and it’s not easy to get respect at the start.

Really hope the stealing of your guys stuff and re posts stops that is total bullshit especially if you consider all the work you guys put into it.

Anyways I have lurked for years and always loved your content and videos I hope you find a way to figure out your finances and one day you guys make money(like you dreamed) to pay for all the work you all do.

All the best, hope things work out. Btw a new PC patch of BM came out yesterday seems good and made a diff, hope it gets better, crazy they pulled it from Steam(but it’s a good thing).

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