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Signed On Jan 26, 2004, 18:42
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits

13. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 18, 2020, 18:31 BIGtrouble77
 
Saboth wrote on Jan 18, 2020, 15:04:
I'm still with Intel and Nvidia (mostly because what I have can run most games fine, even on high settings). One reason I haven't thought about AMD is they have had heat and noise problems in the past. I'm not interested in complex rigs or water cooling, and noise and heat is probably just as important as FPS (maybe more so) to me. While AMD has managed to catch up in sheer speed, their thermals still seem to run very hot, unless something has changed in recent iterations.
You've got this completely wrong. Current gen AMD has no such problems. I cool my Threadripper 2950x (16 core) chip with a $40 Noctua air cooler. zero issues with heat and the noise is virtually imperceptible.
 
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News Comments > Joe Biden on CDA and Video Games

10. Re: Job Biden on CDA and Video Games Jan 18, 2020, 00:24 BIGtrouble77
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 17, 2020, 22:10:
So virtual violence bad, but thanking the military for their service - the people who go out actually kill other people as a profession - good?

Biden has never been anything but a D.I.N.O, a panderer, and a shill for the rich. If the Dems pick him they're gonna' lose.
"Support the troops" has been the biggest crock of shit since forever.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits

3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 12, 2020, 00:32 BIGtrouble77
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 11, 2020, 21:16:
A LOT of people are coming into our shop asking about Windows 10. Lots of these people want to upgrade their insanely weak computers to it, at a cost (OS + installation) that’d BUY them a technically better machine with win10 on it.
I don’t understand their logic, aside from “why replace something that works?”.

It’s a weird job. People who willfully use garbage hardware come in for advice that they’ll then blatantly ignore because it’s not what they wanted to hear. Why did you come waste my time to begin with? Are you lonely?
It's Boomer mentality. Everyone's parents who are in their 60's/70's are like this... stuff just isn't disposable to them. To be honest, it's a great mentality to have, it's just not all that practical in today's world.
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Ragnarok Rumor

5. Re: Assassin's Creed Ragnarok Rumor Jan 10, 2020, 17:58 BIGtrouble77
 
They really need to do an Aztec empire setting. I think it would be incredible to be plopped in the middle of Cortes' assault on the Aztecs and all of the crazy shit that happened around that.  
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News Comments > EA Patents Direct Character Customization

7. Re: EA Patents Direct Character Customization Jan 8, 2020, 13:35 BIGtrouble77
 
It might just be a defensive patent, not that I like it.  
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News Comments > Crytek's Star Citizen Lawsuit Follow-up

17. Re: Re: Crytek's Star Citizen Lawsuit Follow-up Jan 4, 2020, 19:59 BIGtrouble77
 
"CIG had publicly claimed it had switched to using the Lumberyard Engine for both Star Citizen and Squadron 42, but was forced to confirm during this litigation that no such switch had taken place."

This is the bombshell statement here. It suggests to me that CIG is bullshitting everyone about delays around switching to the cloud architecture. Why would they release the Lumberyard statements when they are a fabrication?
 
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News Comments > Team17 Acquires Yippee Entertainment

1. Re: Team17 Acquires Yippee Entertainment Jan 2, 2020, 16:06 BIGtrouble77
 
I just love that Team17 is still around. I have no idea what they are doing lately except for the Escapists, but it's refreshing to see one other early 90's best still alive.  
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News Comments > Get The Talos Principle for Free

31. Re: Get The Talos Principle for Free Dec 30, 2019, 07:46 BIGtrouble77
 
I can't stand EGS, but I've probably bought more games on it than most of the the fanbois. I'm not going to tell my son he can't get an exclusive there because of gaming nerd internet rage.  
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News Comments > GOG.com 2019 in Review

1. Re: GOG.com 2019 in Review Dec 27, 2019, 18:02 BIGtrouble77
 
2019 is when I became a GoG first customer. GoG and itch.io are the only storefronts I trust anymore.  
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News Comments > Get FTL: Faster Than Light for Free

19. Re: Get FTL: Faster Than Light for Free Dec 26, 2019, 17:49 BIGtrouble77
 
roguebanshee wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 17:40:
Kobalt wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 15:01:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 13:59:
Has anyone figured out what the next game is.
An open faced Darth Vader helmet with a lone ranger cat mask.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/free-games


hyper light drifter
If it is HLD, it will be the first repeat of an EGS freebie. HLD was available as a freebie along with Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden back in August.
Celeste has already repeated.
 
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News Comments > Get FTL: Faster Than Light for Free

2. Re: Get FTL: Faster Than Light for Free Dec 26, 2019, 11:27 BIGtrouble77
 
Amazing game, but it could be had for a 99 cents for years now.  
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News Comments > Get Celeste for Free

20. Re: Get Celeste for Free Dec 24, 2019, 21:11 BIGtrouble77
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 19:36:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 19:18:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 17:07:
Teddy wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 14:10:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 12:56:
Heretofore acquired.

What are the odds that tomorrow's giveaway will be Borderlands 3?

Exactly zero.

Each day there's a clue based on imagery for the game. This one is a cross in a shield. So something medieval based, most likely, but that could be anything from an action game, to an RPG, or grand strategy. I don't recognize the icon.
Castle Crashers, maybe? Seems not recent enough though.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance?
My guess is it's For Honor again
I wonder if it's TABS.
Good call!
 
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News Comments > Get Celeste for Free

16. Re: Get Celeste for Free Dec 24, 2019, 19:18 BIGtrouble77
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 17:07:
Teddy wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 14:10:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 12:56:
Heretofore acquired.

What are the odds that tomorrow's giveaway will be Borderlands 3?

Exactly zero.

Each day there's a clue based on imagery for the game. This one is a cross in a shield. So something medieval based, most likely, but that could be anything from an action game, to an RPG, or grand strategy. I don't recognize the icon.
Castle Crashers, maybe? Seems not recent enough though.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance?
My guess is it's For Honor again
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Holiday Sale - Get Into The Breach for Free

5. Re: Epic Games Store Holiday Sale - Get Into The Breach for Free Dec 19, 2019, 21:15 BIGtrouble77
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 19, 2019, 19:10:
As much as I absolutely adored FTL (especially the 'Advanced' edition, along with some of the major mods, like the one that lets you free roam indefinitely and gives you tons of more weapons and gear to buy), I just couldn't get into..uh, Into The Breach. I dunno why, it just didn't grab me. Maybe I didn't understand the rules correctly? Was I the only one?

=-Rigs-=
I'm in the same boat... I have over 500 hours in FTL, but I never bought this one because it looked boring. I'll give it a try now that I have it, but I also passed back when it was $2 so it's not about the price- I've just heard enough people say that it is actually fun even if it's nothing like FTL.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Adds Lightsabers

4. Re: Fortnite Adds Lightsabers Dec 15, 2019, 18:16 BIGtrouble77
 
This is soooo sick... said a kid... somewhere.  
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News Comments > Wolf Among Us 2 Revived

4. Re: Wolf Among Us 2 Revived Dec 13, 2019, 11:36 BIGtrouble77
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 13, 2019, 10:32:
Angrius Maximis wrote on Dec 13, 2019, 09:34:
I thought this company went out of business?

Someone bought the name and IP's and they are working with ex-Telltale people to make this.
Smart move if you don't have aspirations beyond being a successful niche game developer. What Telltale ballooned into was absurd and completely unsustainable, but a small studio cranking out these types of games can be successful.
 
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News Comments > Anno 1800 DLC Released; Free Week Starts Tomorrow

3. Re: Anno 1800 DLC Released; Free Week Starts Tomorrow Dec 10, 2019, 23:43 BIGtrouble77
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 10, 2019, 23:28:
I really regret buying this game because UbiSoft are fraudulent fucks. They are already talking about more PAID DLC beyond the season pass in spite of at least the German game page on uPlay clearly stating that the season pass includes ALL upcoming updates and DLCs.
The season pass page first lists the three DLCs, Sunken Treasures, Passage, Botanica, as included and then at the bottom it says in plain German that it includes ALL updates and DLCs which is clearly untrue. Looks like it is another one of Ubishit's "annual passes" where you only get "all" updates and DLCs for a limited time. Fuck that shit.

Oh well, at least I'm glad I never fell for the season pass scam or bought any other DLC beyond the main game's deluxe edition. Never will either. They can go fuck themselves, their greed and their fraudulent business tactics.
Holy shit, you're right. I was gifted the version Ubisoft developers get (the $100 version) and I don't get a bunch of the DLC including this one. This has not been the case with the Assasins Creed games in the past. What the hell are they thinking?
 
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News Comments > GOG GALAXY 2.0 Open Beta

10. Re: GOG GALAXY 2.0 Open Beta Dec 9, 2019, 22:58 BIGtrouble77
 
I just linked everything up for the hell of it and it's freaking awesome. The client is much cleaner than Steams, the other store integrations are seamless and there are a plethora of filters that make managing my massive library way easier. I'm impressed so far, but I'm not sure how long I'm going to keep things setup this way.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs

9. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 6, 2019, 23:15 BIGtrouble77
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 6, 2019, 22:32:
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Dec 6, 2019, 22:02:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 6, 2019, 19:59:
The best -lawyers- liars money can buy.
Disgusting Applies to both links

Are you serious? The only person defamed by the comments was Musk himself so there's no damages to collect. Being an idiot and saying something dumb doesn't mean the "victim" is entitled to $200m.

So you're a pedophile and okay with people acknowledging that fact, right?
I always find it funny how Canadians think they understand how freedom of speech works in the US. Here's a tip, it's nothing like Canada.I'm a dual citizen and have lived in both countries.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs

5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 6, 2019, 22:02 BIGtrouble77
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 6, 2019, 19:59:
The best -lawyers- liars money can buy.
Disgusting Applies to both links

Are you serious? The only person defamed by the comments was Musk himself so there's no damages to collect. Being an idiot and saying something dumb doesn't mean the "victim" is entitled to $200m.
 
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