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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
6. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 22, 2016, 19:46 mag
Hoping EVGA releases their not-limited-edition ones before June 7th. That's when my step-up period from my GTX 980 Ti ends, ha.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
6. Re: Steam Top 10 May 1, 2016, 18:55 mag
SpectralMeat wrote on May 1, 2016, 18:12:
Not sure what's going on with CJ lately. Maybe his account got hacked or something.

lol, "lately."
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 30, 2016, 02:06 mag
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 23:06:
Future civilizations will be able to point to these comments as evidence of older peoples' reflexes slowing down.

I'll get Hyper Light Drifter at some point in the near future, no doubt I will rage out on it like Hotline Miami, but eventually finish it after hundreds of deaths.

Maybe! I'm in my mid-30s and something like Counter-Strike has been too twitchy for me for ten years, for whatever that's worth to gauge how hard HLD might be.
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Apr 30, 2016, 02:00 mag
deqer wrote on Apr 30, 2016, 01:25:
The Ghostbusters had so much potential on a reboot. Could've easily casted 4 males, all similar to the ones from the previous movie, and done A LOT (scenes, music, etc.) with today's technologies.

We need J.J. Abrams.

Oh dear god no. JJ needs to be contained.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 17, 2016, 19:23 mag
ItBurn wrote on Apr 17, 2016, 18:18:
I've gotten into Enter the Gungeon. It makes me so mad. I didn't manage to beat level 2 yet. I can beat the dungeon no problem, but the bosses are such a difficulty spike. This game is basically the same as Binding of Isaac, except with less items, variation and crazy combinations. The problem is that the difficulty curve is too harsh. It's not really a curve, it's more like difficulty walls. I don't think I'm going to put more effort into it because for now it's just frustration with no progress.

I've been tempted to try Hyper Light Drifter, but I'm afraid of having a similar experience...

The HLD difficulty curve ramps up fast, but it has the shortest back-into-the-fray time I can think of. You rarely lose more than a screen of progress on a death, and it's not really that hard. I am pretty bad at the game, and I still beat it my first time through without buying any of the upgrades.

It just requires patience and remembering attack patterns and not getting over eager. But the gun-dash-sword-dash-gun-dash-sword interplay is really rewarding when it starts to feel comfortable.
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Apr 17, 2016, 14:34 mag
WildTangent's games are terrible and Alex St. John got himself fired from MS because he was burned out.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
1. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 10, 2016, 18:41 mag
Dark Sooooooooooouls!

Also, Hyper Light Drifter is fantastic. Buy it, play it, love it.
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News Comments > Hyper Light Drifter Released
1. Re: Hyper Light Drifter Released Apr 1, 2016, 19:39 mag
Loving it, so far! It gets hard in a hurry, but in a satisfying way so far.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 25, 2016, 07:38 mag
jimnms wrote on Mar 24, 2016, 21:24:
Speaking of Logitech mice. My G500 has been acting weird. Months ago it started randomly double clicking when I just clicked once, or if I was clicking and dragging it would release and click again. Out of frustration when it dropped some files in some random directory, I slammed it down on the desk and that oddly fixed it for a while. It eventually started doing it again, and giving it a good slam on the desk would fix it for a while. It always comes back and has been getting shorter between fixes. I've started noticing it cutting out for a micro second when moving, so it needs to go.

I thought of going wireless, but I couldn't find a decent gaming mouse with custom programming and the extra buttons I've come to like from the Logitech G500, so I ended up going with the Logitech G502. I got it last week, but I haven't hooked it up yet. I've held it in my hand and it's a nice improvement over the G500 in feel, but it looks butt ugly.

I noticed the top end gaming mice by Logitech have abandoned laser sensors and gone back to optical. I have noticed some odd behavior in the last two Logitech mice I've owned (this G500 and the G5 before it) and wonder if that's why. They are a bit picky about the surface you use them on. I have a new desk now, but way back when I had the G5, I didn't use a mouse pad. I just used it on the desk, but over time it polished the desk's surface so smooth that it began acting weird. When I moved the mouse diagonally in a back slash movement (\), it was jittery, but it was fine in all other directions. I thought the mouse was dying and that's how I ended up buying the G500. It too had the same problem, so I put it on a mouse pad and it was fine.

I didn't like the feel of the mouse on a cloth mouse pad though, it felt restrictive compared to the smooth gliding on the desk, but it was either that or deal with jittery diagonal movement. After a while the mouse pad started getting dirty and the jittery diagonal movement came back, even after washing the mouse pad. I finally found a new hard surface mouse pad that works and is even slicker than moving it around on the desk.

This is a problem with the mechanism for the mouse buttons in Logitech mice. It gets weak after a lot of use and you start getting the double clicking thing. Super common. Logitech mice tend to have long warranties, though, and this problem usually warrants a replacement.

My G700 lasted ~18 months before it started having the problem, and they two-nighted a G700s to me to replace it. Didn't even ask for the old one back.
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News Comments > Hyper Light Drifter This Month
2. Re: Hyper Light Drifter This Month Mar 22, 2016, 22:24 mag
nin wrote on Mar 22, 2016, 21:22:
Really digging the art style and music. Another KS I happily backed.

Ditto! This might be one of my most anticipated KS games.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
12. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 20, 2016, 01:29 mag
jdreyer wrote on Mar 19, 2016, 04:09:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 18, 2016, 23:03:
Jury awards amount to Hogan, now moving onto punitive phase. Gawker is done.

Either overturned or vastly reduced on appeal.

And while I have no love for Gawker stories, I do lurv me some IO9 and Foxtrot Alpha.

IO9 was nice until they folded it into Giz, now it's pretty terrible. FTA is kind of hilarious. Often there are really good articles... but all of the commenters are the most hilariously-paranoid military hardware fetishists, all absolutely convinced that Russia and China have are going to destroy the US militarily.
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News Comments > New Ashes of the Singularity Beta & Benchmark
2. Re: New Ashes of the Singularity Beta & Benchmark Feb 25, 2016, 21:42 mag
Keith wrote on Feb 25, 2016, 20:25:
Anyone tried this? Reviews on Steam are a bit meh. Need a 2nd opinion. Looking for a TA clone, modernized.

I bought the last version, during the December Steam sale. My experience was that there was probably a neat game buried under there somewhere, but that it needed far more time in the oven.

The gameplay felt very... unfinished. It's absolutely not a TA/SupCom. It's kind of... SupCom scale, with Company of Heroes + Sins mechanics. My clicks were not registered by the game ~75% of the time, so that I'd need to spam commands to see a result. This might have been a symptom of the poor performance (i7 4770k w/ GTX 770).

It was neat. I want to play it when it's finished. But I refunded it after 45 minutes.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 17, 2016, 01:07 mag
descender wrote on Feb 16, 2016, 18:01:
Other than the obvious problem where we can't possibly observe a 5th dimension from inside of our 4 dimensional existence... I can't figure out why they refer to it as "5D"... anyone?

In the same way that a CD (or hard drive) can be considered 2D, where each little node is either 1 or 0, each little node in this thing can be recorded with 5 dimensions of information: x, y, z, orientation, opacity.

Or something like that.
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 24, 2016, 15:29 mag
Cutter wrote on Jan 24, 2016, 15:22:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Jan 24, 2016, 14:34:
Nice to see Dragon's Dogma at the top, game deserves it.

No it doesn't. One of the worst games I've ever played. I don't how anyone could even reasonably say it was a good game.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2016, 00:32 mag
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 9, 2016, 23:56:
Wow. What an implosion by Cincinnati. People will be talking about that finish for a long time.

God... dammit. All you had to do was hold onto the ball.

Then all you had to do was not try to murder someone on the field.

Then all you had to do was not be Adam Jones.
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News Comments > Far Cry: Primal Specs
13. Re: Far Cry: Primal Specs Jan 8, 2016, 17:01 mag
IAMLIT_REFLEX wrote on Jan 8, 2016, 15:00:
You know what makes me glad I spent $380 on a GTX 970? The fact that this card can handle 99% of all pre existing games in 1440P is great but the fact that I'm maxing out my VRAM circa 2015 is SUPER COOL!!!

4 gigs of VRAM should have been a non starter at NVidia but nooooo we don't need to let a pretty solidly futureproof GPU have enough memory to last more than a year!

Seriously though... The GTX 970 eats up everything except Ark: Survival Evolved which requires a GTX 980 or higher just for max settings in 1080P at 50 frames per second. Why would they give a GPU that is slightly faster than the original Titan only 4 gigs????

It just doesn't really matter right now.

R9 290 4GB vs. R9 390 8GB.

The R9 390 and R9 290 are virtually identical, with roughly equivalent performance to the GTX970, and 8GB vs. 4GB does almost nothing.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 4, 2016, 14:54 mag
Pigeon wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 13:31:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 12:07:
Congrats Pigeon. Cool that it came down to the very last game.

After leading by 1 or 2 points for most of the year I thought I was going to lose it on the last day. My secret was to pick the teams that win. Honestly though I feel most of it was luck, had a couple of really good weeks early on and then I was consistent enough to stay at the top; a lot of tough competition though. So now the important question, where's my prize? It's in over-sized novelty check form right ?

In all seriousness though it was a good season, and my team made it to the playoffs which seemed extremely unlikely at the start of the season. Though that is in no small part due to the rest AFC south being just awful. Unfortunately I don't foresee advancement, unless Brian 'the concussion' Hoyer can really step it up. If only we played the Bengals for the first playoff game...

*shake fist*

Still holding out hope that Dalton's ready to play on Sunday. Ugh.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 4, 2016, 13:53 mag
LiTh wrote on Jan 4, 2016, 10:17:
Lost by one point in the spread league. Was a fun and interesting year. Congrats to the winners, i look forward to next year!

I thought for sure you were going to snatch it from me yesterday, the day was going so poorly. Forgot that the lowest week was dropped!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2015, 13:40 mag
jdreyer wrote on Dec 30, 2015, 13:28:
Why Wine Snobs Are Faking It.

I read this study years ago to discover that wine "experts" are faking it.

Here's how the research went down. First, Brochet gave 27 male and 27 female oenology students a glass of red and a glass of white wine and asked them to describe the flavor of each. The students described the white with terms like "floral," "honey," "peach," and "lemon." The red elicited descriptions of "raspberry," "cherry," "cedar," and "chicory."

A week later, the students were invited back for another tasting session. Brochet again offered them a glass of red wine and a glass of white. But he deceived them. The two wines were actually the same white wine as before, but one was dyed with tasteless red food coloring. The white wine (W) was described similarly to how it was described in the first tasting. The white wine dyed red (RW), however, was described with the same terms commonly ascribed to a red wine.

That test did show that expectations can override the other senses, which is a good and useful thing to keep in mind, but that is totally different from what people use it to say, which is that 'wine experts are full of shit.'

Blindfold the experts, give a collection of reds and whites, and they'll probably do a much better job than when you're deliberately deceiving them.
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News Comments > Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt
36. Re: Force Awakens DLC for Battlefront in Doubt Dec 25, 2015, 23:33 mag
Rossafur wrote on Dec 25, 2015, 21:16:
I walked out of it feeling like I must have seen a different movie than everyone else before me, so much so that from where I sat I thought everyone else in the theater wouldn't have found me crazy to say, "Well, I guess it was better than The Phantom Menace..."

Not only does it repeat the beats of ANH, it repeats all the less-than-stellar aspects of it as well, such as awkward pacing and HEAVY reliance on coincidence (I know, I know, everything can be explained away with "the force") and then doubled-down on inexplicably perfect characters who can achieve amazing feats with zero applicable training/experience (oh, yeah, right, the force...). Rey out-does both Han Solo and then Luke Skywalker, within what felt like must have been a single day into her adventure.
Oh and then Finn goes from being traumatized by seeing one of his comrades get killed to being A-OK with (even gleefully cheering about) wasting all those same guys he spent his entire life growing up and training with in about an hour (then even less time to become life-long pals with Po and Rey). Hokay...
Kylo Ren... should not have been unmasked (literally and... emotionally?) that early. Now they have to do some SERIOUS work on his character to get anyone to fear/respect him as a real villain in the future. I would like to know how anyone who actually watched all the previous movies (for the first time) in chronological order felt about Darth Vader by his end vs those who knew him as Darth Vader first and Lil' Anni second...

I enjoyed-ish the movie, but yes. All of these things are exactly what bothered me about the movie.

And JJ's decision that hyperspace is instantaneous travel (like he did in Trek 2k9) really goofed up the pacing and destroyed the sense of the galaxy as a big thing.
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