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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Oct 6, 2022, 10:16
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 6, 2022, 10:16
Oct 6, 2022, 10:16
 
Simon Says wrote on Oct 5, 2022, 21:11:
FTFY:

jdreyer wrote on Oct 5, 2022, 20:17:
Robots are making French fries faster, better than humans

Get your kids into jobs that FOR NOW won't be replaced by automation. Like a plumber, carpenter, or electrician.

By the time AI/automation can manage those jobs effectively without a human present to correct it, UBIs will have to have already become a standard. If *every* job can be replaced by a machine, who's getting the money they produce? And if no one has a job except those who own/repair the robots, who will PAY for the services they provide?
Those three professions are in DESPERATE need of fresh blood, and they pay quite well. Electrician/plumber definitely have a consistently higher pay rate than carpenter, but none of those jobs pay poorly.
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Re: Need for Speed Reveal Thursday
Oct 4, 2022, 20:10
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Re: Need for Speed Reveal Thursday Oct 4, 2022, 20:10
Oct 4, 2022, 20:10
 
Is this the one that's being done by what's left of Criterion (everyone Playground didn't poach)? Stands a chance to be good, but OH BOY does Playground snap up all the good racing game talent, to the point that no racing game even feels within a generation of their Horizon games.
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Re: Game Crossovers
Oct 4, 2022, 20:08
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Re: Game Crossovers Oct 4, 2022, 20:08
Oct 4, 2022, 20:08
 
While I'm not sure what I think about Mario being voiced by someone that very much won't sound like "traditional" Mario, I'm not sure I could STAND to listen to classic Mario for 90 minutes. I'm hoping for a Lego Movie level of clever comedy, worried it'll be uninspired. But Jack Black as Bowser lends some hope.
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Re: Dakar Desert Rally Races Out
Oct 4, 2022, 14:47
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Re: Dakar Desert Rally Races Out Oct 4, 2022, 14:47
Oct 4, 2022, 14:47
 
Oof, already a lot of people saying it's pretty broken. Doesn't work with popular wheels, no force feedback on the ones it does work on, broken physics, constant crashing/freezing. Needed a bit more time in the oven, it seems.
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Re: Blizzard on Protecting Overwatch 2
Sep 28, 2022, 10:15
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Re: Blizzard on Protecting Overwatch 2 Sep 28, 2022, 10:15
Sep 28, 2022, 10:15
 
I'm hoping other F2P games will follow suit. It'll likely depend on how profitable the game is, or at least how long it stays in the limelight. F2P is all about getting those microtransactions, and if someone loses their account due to doing something that got them banned, getting that SAME person to re-buy the same things is only a plus.

No matter what you think of Acti/Blizz, or this game, it'll be interesting to see how these requirements shake out, and if they keep them in place when the game's popularity begins to slide downward.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade
Sep 22, 2022, 08:02
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Re: Overwatch 2 Getting 600 FPS Upgrade Sep 22, 2022, 08:02
Sep 22, 2022, 08:02
 
I think the 400-600 cap change is due to people playing at lower image quality/resolution to hit stupid framerates. Still, this IS just marketing bullshit. Set even a Pro gamer down in front of a 200hz screen, lock the game at 150 or 200, and see if that gamer can reliably tell you which it’s locked at.
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Re: Assassin's Creed Mirage Confirmed
Sep 2, 2022, 14:57
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Re: Assassin's Creed Mirage Confirmed Sep 2, 2022, 14:57
Sep 2, 2022, 14:57
 
RogueSix wrote on Sep 2, 2022, 14:01:

AC1 has some huge problems like clunky controls similar to Unity where you constantly end up climbing on stuff you didn't intend to climb on or not climbing on stuff you actually wanted to climb on. It really did not age well and the content is also so much more boring compared to teaming up with iconic characters such as Leonarrrrrrrdo (da Vinci) in AC2.

Just muh $.2c

I finished Valhalla recently, and they've never fixed your character being Mr/Ms Sticky anytime you're near a building. I found several instances where it was near impossible to convince Eivor to JUST GO IN THE GODDAMN WINDOW. The game was fun enough, but I preferred Odyssey.
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Re: Sons of the Forest Delayed Again
Aug 31, 2022, 21:01
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Re: Sons of the Forest Delayed Again Aug 31, 2022, 21:01
Aug 31, 2022, 21:01
 
I liked the first game…a survival game with a story, but only one that really got going very close to the end. They made story advancement WAY too obtuse, hoping they make it a bit less “time to look up a walkthrough” this time.
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Re: Skull & Bones PC Features and Specs
Aug 26, 2022, 10:11
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Re: Skull & Bones PC Features and Specs Aug 26, 2022, 10:11
Aug 26, 2022, 10:11
 
I went from a 4790K to a 3700x. In most games there was zero performance difference, as my video card (a GTX1080) was the bottleneck to begin with. The 4790 and especially the 4790K were ridiculous monsters in their time and still do quite well today. My 4790K was gifted, along with a GTX 1080 and all the other parts that make a PC, to my brother-in-law this summer. It rips through games just fine, and it was specifically wanted for running VR, which it does quite well. They were the last processors Intel made where the lid was directly attached to the CPU, with no shitty TIM between. They ran relatively cool because of that and will overclock themselves significantly, as long as there's thermal overhead. Joke about an old processor all you want, the reality is that newer processors really haven't advanced as much as we'd all like to wish. There's a reason I kept using that processor for 8 years.
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Re: Saints Row Reviews
Aug 22, 2022, 16:57
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Re: Saints Row Reviews Aug 22, 2022, 16:57
Aug 22, 2022, 16:57
 
As much as everyone seems to have dug SR2 over the others, my favorite was SR3. Yes, it was ridiculously over the top, but that truly set it apart from GTA. Sad to hear this game doesn't feel like any modern open-world game should feel...apparently it's not even up to the SR2/3 level of world interactivity.
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Re: Game Crossovers
Aug 22, 2022, 10:27
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Re: Game Crossovers Aug 22, 2022, 10:27
Aug 22, 2022, 10:27
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 20, 2022, 10:29:
I also don't get the "OMGWTFBBQ! THIS GAME IS SOOOOO GORGEOUS!" comments, either. I guess maybe for the PlayStation they're cutting edge but they didn't particularly stand out as phenomenal on either my 5700XT or my 6900XT. They were serviceable but not particularly compelling.

I never understood this either. every screenshot I've seen of it, it looks...fine. Literally nothing in a single screenshot of it made me think it was much of anything. God of war came out a year before it and looks at least an entire console generation better than Days Gone.
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance
Aug 20, 2022, 12:15
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Re: Saturday Safety Dance Aug 20, 2022, 12:15
Aug 20, 2022, 12:15
 
Dell loves to enable bitlocker by default on their laptops, and DO NOT tell their customers this. Pull a big update? Hope you wrote down that 48-character bitlocker key Dell NEVER TOLD YOU ABOUT. Windows install broke because of bitlocker? again, HOPE YOU HAVE THAT KEY because otherwise everything on that drive is gone.

You can access the bitlocker key on microsoft's website, IF you set up a microsoft account and not a local account. You only made a local account? YOU ARE 100% FUCKED.
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Re: Iron Harvest Free Weekend
Aug 19, 2022, 12:36
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Re: Iron Harvest Free Weekend Aug 19, 2022, 12:36
Aug 19, 2022, 12:36
 
Xero wrote on Aug 19, 2022, 11:18:
It was always intriguing to me but I never bought it. Big fan of RTS here too. Might give the demo a shot finally to see if it's worth it.

Side note, I reinstalled Warcraft 3 Reforged since that patch dropped yesterday. Holy crap what a big turd that game is. If it wasn't obvious the first time I played it, it was more so now. I tried the Night Elves and spawned the Demon Hunter. His voice sounds like a pritsy boy and his facial animation is equally as bad lending to how he talks in that manner. How could they have screwed it up so bad? The original was phenomenal. In fact, I think the original's unit portrait animations and even the actual unit animation is still way better than this remake. All they did here is maybe sharpen up the visuals but the animation looks atrocious. What a horrible attempt to make a quick cash grab. Can't believe Blizzard approved this.

The remake is TERRIBLY hobbled by having to be usable with people playing the original game. I think that was a huge mistake on Blizzard's part. Animations are choppy and landscapes are super blocky due to the compatibility requirement. It's so awful that it put me off the Diablo 2 "remastered", despite that one clearly being made with different standards. I've heard that the W3 remaster was outsourced, and that may explain the absolutely terrible quality of it, but it doesn't excuse it.
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Re: Iron Harvest Free Weekend
Aug 18, 2022, 20:27
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Re: Iron Harvest Free Weekend Aug 18, 2022, 20:27
Aug 18, 2022, 20:27
 
I got this in a humble monthly but never got around to playing it. SO many unplayed games.
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Re: Vikings on Trampolines Announced
Aug 16, 2022, 07:10
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Re: Vikings on Trampolines Announced Aug 16, 2022, 07:10
Aug 16, 2022, 07:10
 
This looks like a surprising amount of fun
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Aug 14, 2022, 22:50
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 14, 2022, 22:50
Aug 14, 2022, 22:50
 
I’m definitely in the “waiting for a good price drop on the 5800x3D” group. I ran on a 4790k for a good 8 years, CPU just isn’t as much of a need as GPU with my absurd monitor pushing my 3080 to its limits in some newer games.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Aug 14, 2022, 22:30
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Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 14, 2022, 22:30
Aug 14, 2022, 22:30
 
phinn wrote on Aug 14, 2022, 12:39:
Glad Spidey is selling well on Steam. Hopefully it pushes Sony to bring more games too. Bloodborne is the main one, but Ghosts of Tsushima and others. The DualSense controller is well supported now also, can even update the firmware.

Ghost of Tsushima was pretty good. Not incredible, but pretty good. The story never makes it past “REVENGE!”, and it feels like it was going to be Assassin’s Creed: Feudal Japan until like 3 months before release. Unlike the recent AC games though, the combat is far better. I dug the constant references to Japanese films, the art is sublime and riding the horse across huge fields of waving plants never got old. The humor is pretty dry, but also quite clever. I hope Sony brings it to PC so more people can enjoy it.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Aug 10, 2022, 20:59
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Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 10, 2022, 20:59
Aug 10, 2022, 20:59
 
I thought Google Fiber was mostly abandoned? no?
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Re: Spider-Man Remastered Reviews
Aug 10, 2022, 16:08
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Re: Spider-Man Remastered Reviews Aug 10, 2022, 16:08
Aug 10, 2022, 16:08
 
Bodolza wrote on Aug 10, 2022, 15:36:
Gameplay looks almost exactly the same as Amazing Spider-man games from a decade ago. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I enjoyed those games, so I'll probably pick up this one some time in the future.

This is well beyond those games. It's easily one of the best superhero games ever made, and is THE best if you don't consider Batman to be a "super"hero. I played it on PS4, and had a blast. Getting 60+ FPS, RT and the improved facial animation system SOUNDS great, but I'm not sure I wanna re-buy a game I've already played through entirely.
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Re: John Romero's Unreal Engine 5 FPS Plans
Jul 20, 2022, 08:33
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Re: John Romero's Unreal Engine 5 FPS Plans Jul 20, 2022, 08:33
Jul 20, 2022, 08:33
 
Jun wrote on Jul 20, 2022, 03:02:
The game will run at 5 fps.

Am I missing a joke about 5fps from Romero’s past?
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