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January 26, 2004
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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator Next Month
Jul 13, 2020, 13:18
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Re: Microsoft Flight Simulator Next Month Jul 13, 2020, 13:18
Jul 13, 2020, 13:18
 
This is the first truly next gen game of this era. Having the ability to accurately simulate the entire earth is the stuff childhood dreams are made of. Every report I've heard on the game seems to indicate that they pulled it off... if you have the hardware and a fast internet connection.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Jul 12, 2020, 17:22
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Re: Steam Top 10 Jul 12, 2020, 17:22
Jul 12, 2020, 17:22
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 12, 2020, 15:15:
Index back on top! Nice to see Satisfactory on the list, it's a great game, even though it's currently unfinished.
Does anyone think that's actually there organically?
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 7, 2020, 18:36
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 7, 2020, 18:36
Jul 7, 2020, 18:36
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 17:38:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 15:05:
Darks wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 13:02:
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I wish I shared your confidence. Bronze age goat-herders with AK-47s fought the US military to a stalemate over the course of 20 fruitless years in Afghanistan. The RAND Corporation rates naval surface warfare near mainland China as being a Chinese advantage, and naval surface warfare farther from mainland China as being US-China parity. "China" fairly routinely kicks our ass in US military simulations of a conventional military conflict between the two powers. Meanwhile, COVID has thoroughly overwhelmed the US federal government's capacity to deal with it, while other developed nations are largely returning to normalcy. Like the hapless Federation in Verhoeven's Starship Troopers, we're collectively getting our asses kicked on all the major problems facing our society, and no amount of "USA NUMBER 1!!!" jingoism will reverse our decline in the metrics where we used to be, but are no longer, the best.
Thanks for using reliable sources to back up your factual claims.

The United States wouldn't know what hit them if they were ever in a war with China, I guess nobody around here remembers Korea or Vietnam.
War is asymmetric these days, so comparing fighting "goat herders" in Afghanistan has no relevance to 2 first world nuclear powers dukeing it out in a conventional war. American bravado that we would simply "kick their asses" is asinine as the collateral damage in such a war would be unconscionable, even if we are the far greater power.
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Re: New AMD Ryzen Reviews
Jul 7, 2020, 18:22
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Re: New AMD Ryzen Reviews Jul 7, 2020, 18:22
Jul 7, 2020, 18:22
 
Fantaz wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 11:34:
Cram wrote on Jul 7, 2020, 11:16:
Better Silicon, slight performance increase for a noticeable increase in-cost... The free game is a nice touch..

This whole refresh is mostly just a marketing gambit by AMD to keep people talking about AMD and not on Intel / Comet Lake. Smart move I think.

Can I haz Zen3 please now so I can build a new computer, thank you.

why would u want amd? intel's better for gaming
Because many, if not all of us, have been GPU limited for years now. Intel is the bee's knees if you game at 1080p 240hz.
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Re: Slitherine Turns 20
Jul 3, 2020, 18:40
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Re: Slitherine Turns 20 Jul 3, 2020, 18:40
Jul 3, 2020, 18:40
 
I remember the posting here 20 years ago when Slitherine announced they were a thing- I think it was before that Legion announcement. It was such a strange announcement... it was clear they were trying to do something different, but I couldn't say what it was.

Fast forward 20 years and I own like 30 Slitherine/Matrix games and Distant Worlds is one of my all time favs. I'd say it's been a pretty solid 20 years.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jun 22, 2020, 22:31
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 22, 2020, 22:31
Jun 22, 2020, 22:31
 
phinn wrote on Jun 22, 2020, 21:14:
Wow, fast in-house embedded CPUs or not this sounds like a stupid fucking move by Apple. Worse than that time they went to RISC or PowerPC or whatever.
Are you serious? Do you realize that these chips will likely be able to emulate x86 apps as well as they run today. iPads are already faster than Macs in most ways and run on significantly less power and can scale better. Take those CPUs and scale them up to a desktop size package, use in an OS that's actually competently optimized for large scale multi threading and you now have a true next gen computing architecture. Everyone can laugh this off all they want, but there's no way Apple makes this move unless they are unbelievably confident they are moving with the best tech.
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Re: Port Royale 4 Preorder Closed Beta Reaches Steam
Jun 20, 2020, 01:43
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Re: Port Royale 4 Preorder Closed Beta Reaches Steam Jun 20, 2020, 01:43
Jun 20, 2020, 01:43
 
I have this and have played every game in the series... PR2 was always my favorite, but I'm trying to get deeper into this one. My copy is on Steam so I'm not sure that the deal is with this announcement. I might have bought on the Kalypso store and gotten a Steam key.
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Re: Get Eye of the Beholder Trilogy for Free
Jun 17, 2020, 22:55
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Re: Get Eye of the Beholder Trilogy for Free Jun 17, 2020, 22:55
Jun 17, 2020, 22:55
 
Best freebie of the year so far
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Re: Madden NFL 21 Reveal
Jun 16, 2020, 14:53
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Re: Madden NFL 21 Reveal Jun 16, 2020, 14:53
Jun 16, 2020, 14:53
 
Wake me when NHL 2021 for PC is announced.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Jun 12, 2020, 16:36
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Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 12, 2020, 16:36
Jun 12, 2020, 16:36
 
I think it's hilarious that Sony didn't anticipate people comparing the design to a budget router. The rest of the design world is moving to simpler, cleaner, utilitarian designs and Sony produces this. Really curious to see what the thermal differences are between the PS5 and the Xbox Series X- the tower design has been iterated on for ages so I expect the Xbox to come out on top.
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Re: Get Hitman: Absolution for Free
Jun 12, 2020, 16:29
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Re: Get Hitman: Absolution for Free Jun 12, 2020, 16:29
Jun 12, 2020, 16:29
 
I respect my GoG purchases too much to pollute them with freebees I'll never play. Hard pass from me.
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Re: Modern Day Battlefield 6 Rumor
Jun 10, 2020, 17:13
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Re: Modern Day Battlefield 6 Rumor Jun 10, 2020, 17:13
Jun 10, 2020, 17:13
 
Every Battlefield I get I enjoy the first month or so. Once the kids get their 10,000 hours in, I'm out.
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Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers Launch
Jun 9, 2020, 19:05
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Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers Launch Jun 9, 2020, 19:05
Jun 9, 2020, 19:05
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 9, 2020, 17:54:
I can do between 4pm and 8pm CST M-Th. After that, it's no bueno because that's QT with Mrs. B. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays I am pretty open.

Mr. Tact, I made my money exclusively by doing "hot" and time limited passenger runs. It seemed to be the path of least resistance when I played. Mining was dull and I wasn't making any money. It is more than likely probable because I didn't know where to mine lucratively that I wasn't making much money.

I would definitely be down with a BN fleet. Schedule a regular gaming night where we can all meet up. Maybe use Discord as a assembly and communications point?

Wait, do we even have a BN Discord channel?
I'd be up for that, I've been playing since Alpha.
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Re: New Far Cry Reveal Next Month?
Jun 9, 2020, 09:52
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Re: New Far Cry Reveal Next Month? Jun 9, 2020, 09:52
Jun 9, 2020, 09:52
 
GinRummy wrote on Jun 9, 2020, 09:10:
Guesses? Africa, or Russia, or India? Maybe not present day? Sicily during WW2?
I doubt India or Africa since both have already been done and Russia is too boring looking... my guess would be South America.
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Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers Launch
Jun 9, 2020, 09:47
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Re: Elite Dangerous Fleet Carriers Launch Jun 9, 2020, 09:47
Jun 9, 2020, 09:47
 
Mostly useless update for me, but it will keep the neckbeards somewhat happy. Only benefit I see this update having for me is visiting places outside of the bubble to get repairs and upgrades.
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Re: On Sale
Jun 6, 2020, 23:56
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Re: On Sale Jun 6, 2020, 23:56
Jun 6, 2020, 23:56
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 23:18:
Odd choice of organizations to donate to for a game about rolling joints.
Umm, Papers, Please is an immigration officer simulation that takes place in a fictitious dystopian communist nation. No joints to be found here unless you plan to smuggle them in to Arstotzka.
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Re: EA SPORTS Takes on Toxicity
Jun 6, 2020, 23:52
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Re: EA SPORTS Takes on Toxicity Jun 6, 2020, 23:52
Jun 6, 2020, 23:52
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 6, 2020, 22:18:
Good, the amout of racist pieces of shit spamming constantly in BFV was ridiculous. So much so that it led to the first time for any game I actually took the time out to report people, via Origin. Not sure any action ever got taken, but it pretty much killed the last bit of desire I had to bother playing multiplayer FPS games these days.
I've had a similar experience. When I do play FPS it's with friends I know and everyone else muted.
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Re: That Tiny Spaceship Demo This Summer
Jun 6, 2020, 17:15
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Re: That Tiny Spaceship Demo This Summer Jun 6, 2020, 17:15
Jun 6, 2020, 17:15
 
I was hoping this was going to be a simple but clever game that just nailed the basic mechanics. What I'm seeing is something that looks like it came out of a middle school introduction to Unity class.
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Re: EA SPORTS Takes on Toxicity
Jun 6, 2020, 17:08
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Re: EA SPORTS Takes on Toxicity Jun 6, 2020, 17:08
Jun 6, 2020, 17:08
 
I hope EA is prepared to loose have their user base.
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Re: etc., etc.
Jun 5, 2020, 23:28
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Re: etc., etc. Jun 5, 2020, 23:28
Jun 5, 2020, 23:28
 
Now Chick Fil A needs to open on a Sunday and donate all profits to cure world hunger.
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