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Signed On May 28, 2003, 23:35
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News Comments > Dying Light DrinkForDLC Details
5. Re: Dying Light DrinkForDLC Details Dec 11, 2015, 18:16 HorrorScope
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 11, 2015, 14:48:
The average adult needs 64oz of water per day which they easily get through all the food they consume. There's zero need to over hydrate. This myth is based on a bad interpretation of the American Food Council's recommendation back in the 50s. People interpreted to mean you need to drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water a day - you don't.


Sort of like 8 - 8 oz glasses of water. Well how about lemon aide? Ice Tea? Soda? Gatorade? Those are all 99% water, like it magically doesn't exist if mixed with something else? Or like when we drink water it doesn't mix in with other things already in our body?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 11, 2015, 11:23 HorrorScope
 
I'm not against Internet sales tax. Sure ideally I'd like everything to be free and all the services I ever need. But that isn't how it works and gov't revenue is important to our lives if we want to admit it or not.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 10, 2015, 17:54 HorrorScope
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 17:41:
That's a pretty legit deal. Unfortunately, it looks to be only for those in the States going off of the billing info requirement. $258 USD comes to $352 CDN and $405 after taxes. If they did ship to Canada, it would likely get hit with a customs Category 5 5% tax and whatever they would charge for shipping.

All the sudden, I'd be pushing $450 and, at that point, I'd just bite the bullet and spend another $50 to get either of the boards I mentioned below from a Canadian e-tailer.

I hate our dollar.

Yep that can be totally a game changer for CA.

Some more thoughts. I maintain 4 gaming systems, one i7 and the rest i5's. The i5's are actually newer and man the power consumption on these are incredible. I can get them around 10 watts running idle, to me that means, I don't have to use sleep or anything. The older i7 is around 35 watts. Watts and heat have become much more players than in the past, I believe Intel has a healthy lead here. I also have my cpu's dropping down automatically to 1200 mhz when idle or coasting like I'm doing now, that is controlled at the bios level. Anything I do that starts to tax it kicks up into Turbo mode. Systems idle around 35-40c on near stock coolers and low 60's if I recall under load.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 10, 2015, 17:26 HorrorScope
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 15:17:
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 12:50:

4690 with MB: $240
4690k with MB: $260
6600 with MB: $275
6600k with MB: $340
FX 8350 with MB: $205



I'd love to know where you're pulling those prices from but I suspect it could be due to how fucking bad the Canadian dollar is right now if you're shopping state-side. The cheapest 4690k I can find is ~305$ with a $27 savings on directcanada and even a 'modest' board like an ASRock H97M Pro or MSI B85-G43 Gaming are $120 on amazon and newegg.

Throw in tax and shipping and all the sudden we're hitting close to $500 and that's not much higher than some of the bundles that float around from time to time at ncix.com.

Un-check all the value adds they try to sell you on and it is $258.

Here


The proper Intel price/performance leaders are totally worth the cost.


 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 10, 2015, 12:50 HorrorScope
 
Wallshadows wrote on Dec 10, 2015, 12:04:
The only thing that kept me from going the Intel route with my latest upgrade is the fact that an unlocked i5 Haswell costs more than a decent AM3+ board and FX-8350 combined.

Zen better damn-well live up to the numbers and assurances which AMD is throwing around. Christ knows it's long over-due and anything less will make it a colossal failure.

4690 with MB: $240
4690k with MB: $260
6600 with MB: $275
6600k with MB: $340
FX 8350 with MB: $205

 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
18. Re: Morning Interviews Dec 10, 2015, 11:11 HorrorScope
 
It's at worst no different than anything they've done since Oblivion. If that is dumb down then it is still the same dumb downess. It still has things on the other end of the spectrum other games don't even come close to. Take the whole sum and it's a good series of games that have been made by them. If you don't like it, you're not of the mainstream belief, good, bad or whatever. Opinions.  
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News Comments > Lucasfilm: Cancelled Star Wars 1313 is "Gold"
19. Re: Lucasfilm: Cancelled Star Wars 1313 is Dec 10, 2015, 10:40 HorrorScope
 
1313 is gold? So far it was nothing but a money pit. It's nothing unless you release it. I'm sure this would be tons of fun having new people jump into others code here to finish this stinker up.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 10, 2015, 10:26 HorrorScope
 
Summed up in a few paragraphs...

The best value gaming CPU has to be reasonably priced and avoid reaching the point of severe diminishing returns. That rules out any Core i7 processor in our book, as Core i5s do just as well in 99% of the games out there.

We donít recommend gamers to invest in AMD FX processors either, as we've found them to inhibit gaming performance of high-end GPUs in some of the latest titles. Most recently we found horrible FX performance in Fallout 4, where the FX-9590 was bested by a 4th-gen Core i3. Although we haven't published a full performance review on (the somewhat buggy) Just Cause 3, this amazing open world game also makes FX processors seriously suffer.

This leaves us tossing up between the Haswell and Skylake Core i5s. The Core i5-4690K costs $240 while the i5-6600K is selling for $270, not a significant difference but enough to make us question spending more on the 6600K given it wonít really benefit gamers in any meaningful way.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Dec 10, 2015, 10:21 HorrorScope
 
An EA game coming to the Bone?  
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News Comments > Sword Coast Legends Community Pack #2
3. Re: Sword Coast Legends Community Pack #2 Dec 9, 2015, 18:57 HorrorScope
 
Looks like a good update, that said... wait until they are done, probably around Feb. Just lower expectations, that way you have the chance to enjoy it and perhaps be pleasantly surprised.  
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News Comments > Elite Dangerous Horizons Next Week
28. Re: Elite Dangerous Horizons Next Week Dec 9, 2015, 18:55 HorrorScope
 
I trust their trailers...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZeO-4F45WM
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support
47. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support Dec 8, 2015, 17:08 HorrorScope
 
Creston wrote on Dec 8, 2015, 16:50:
Sigh, I just knew it. No issues with the game whatsoever besides the occasional funky glitch in the game for 120+ hours straight, and the patch gets sneak installed last night, and voila, 2 crashes already so far today.

FUCKING FANTASTIC. Thanks for no longer allowing people to defer patches, Steam. Really appreciate it.


In general this. The whole f'in world is going forced update happy in the name of easier to support. In this case it's a f'in game, who calls for support of game? Is anyone here doing that?
 
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News Comments > Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year?
8. Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Next Year? Dec 8, 2015, 11:46 HorrorScope
 
1500... geeze  
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support
27. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support Dec 7, 2015, 17:39 HorrorScope
 
Slashman wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 14:40:
The fact is that many more people play Fallout and TES games un-modded than they do modded.

True, but if they did it, personally I would want my $$ back and they'd be hard pressed to get $$ from me again. So go ahead, double dog yeh beth.

Didn't a rumor go out that there were thoughts of paid mods again? If this ends up being the reason, whoa nelly, that is going to be a loooong thread.

EDIT: Oh boo... there are workarounds to get it working again. Seems like a debug launcher ooops on final package.

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News Comments > Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support
24. Re: Fallout 4 Patch Breaks Mod Support Dec 7, 2015, 17:37 HorrorScope
 
ItBurn wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 14:27:
Drayth wrote on Dec 7, 2015, 14:23:
The creation kit (or w/e it'll be called) isn't out yet, right? I would assume most mods are basically kludgey mini-hacks to begin with at this point anyways.

If they announce they're not releasing the editor then it's time to wtf.

Pretty much all the best mods for Skyrim used "kludgey mini-hacks". If they're not supported anymore, it would be a pretty big deal.

Yep it would be the single biggest mistake a game company could ever do to the pc gamer. I hope they do it just for the f'in meltdown. If it ain't terrorists, it's some stupid ass game company idea.
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Enhanced Edition
6. Re: Dying Light Enhanced Edition Dec 7, 2015, 00:48 HorrorScope
 
Nuhauser wrote on Dec 6, 2015, 20:12:
This game is a lot of fun, however, he QTS that keep popping up are absolutely maddening. We never get to actually finish the story! Probably the most disappointing ending of any game I've played through in the past 5 years.

There are options to turn that off. Read too many times comparing this to Dead Island, to me DI was decent, but this plays quite a bit different.
 
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News Comments > Dying Light Enhanced Edition
2. Re: Dying Light Enhanced Edition Dec 6, 2015, 19:06 HorrorScope
 
Yes. It's very good.

Play with a homemade stamina mod, it is sort of odd how swinging a item uses up a ton more stamina vs running, jumping and climbing like spider-man. Reversed that. Looking forward to 2/9. Worth the $20 I paid for it during ThanksG.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2015, 16:34 HorrorScope
 
Retired wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 15:23:
Buried a friend's son today. 29 years old. Fuck. Spend some extra time with your fam.

Always do.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2015, 16:34 HorrorScope
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 13:52:
Sad news, there are so many untreated mentally ill people in the US. We live in a freaking timebomb of a nation.

Because we are incapable of housing anyone (hospital/jail) that doesn't cost a lot more above free people who support themselves. It's ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2015, 12:10 HorrorScope
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 5, 2015, 10:41:
Would I run 4k 144hz (or VR) on this box?

Right, but that can be as soon as just 4 months away now. So yeah procs have been giving us 5 years, but right now we ware nearing a possible shift. Now for Cutter, he won't be getting VR so no problem there, but yeah I'm waiting for VR to drop to then see what the next gen Intel/Nvidia parts will be. Nvidia seems poised to have a nice leap around the time VR comes out. For comparisons sakes the i5 4570 would be what you compare the FX 8350 to.

The only thing that imo has raised a brow in processor's changes, is the crazy ass prices some of these motherboards are. LOL
 
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