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Re: ItB: Long live the king!
Sep 8, 2022, 23:53
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Re: ItB: Long live the king! Sep 8, 2022, 23:53
Sep 8, 2022, 23:53
 
Never been a big "royals" fanboy but the queen always seemed to me to be a classy lady. RIP.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 28, 2022, 15:07
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 28, 2022, 15:07
Jul 28, 2022, 15:07
 
I'm sorry but there are just too many streaming services. I want to watch some of these shows on FX or Paramount+ or whatever but I am not paying you extra in addition to my Dish service (which I like frankly), Netflix and Amazon.

I know I know; I can cut the cord and choose my options a la carte but even then, I will be paying more for 8 different streaming services than I would with Dish, Netflix and Amazon.

I just don't care any longer, if it's not on one of the three services I listed above, I am just choosing to not watch any more streaming services that I have to pay for. Give me them for free with unskippable commercials, i don't care, and make the app available on Roku too while I am in fantasy land.
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Re: Gone Gold - Sniper Elite 5
Apr 5, 2022, 12:49
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Re: Gone Gold - Sniper Elite 5 Apr 5, 2022, 12:49
Apr 5, 2022, 12:49
 
This was getting widely bashed over in r/pcgaming for it's inclusion of denuvo. I dunno, would that make it a no-buy from you?

I thought 4 was good but missions were repetitive. Wish they branched out from WW2.
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Re: DCS World DCS: AH-64D Early Access
Mar 18, 2022, 13:19
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Re: DCS World DCS: AH-64D Early Access Mar 18, 2022, 13:19
Mar 18, 2022, 13:19
 
Game looks amazing! Wow, I remember how great James Longbow looked back in the day. This makes it look like Kings Quest.

Now for my smart ass comment...can I play as a guy with a manpads and shoot down my buddies?
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Re: For Honor Free Weekend
Jan 27, 2022, 22:00
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Re: For Honor Free Weekend Jan 27, 2022, 22:00
Jan 27, 2022, 22:00
 
Can I play this solo?
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Re: Happy Birthday Diablo
Jan 1, 2022, 02:18
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Re: Happy Birthday Diablo Jan 1, 2022, 02:18
Jan 1, 2022, 02:18
 
Mine as well. Played with my girlfriend at the time. We connected our two machines together with crossover cables.

Zirthimon wrote on Dec 31, 2021, 21:02:
I played via direct modem with a friend. It was my first experience with multiplayer. We would actually call each other to play over the phone lines. My phone was always busy back in those days.
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Re: Open World Splinter Cell in the Works?
Dec 8, 2021, 18:07
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Re: Open World Splinter Cell in the Works? Dec 8, 2021, 18:07
Dec 8, 2021, 18:07
 
Eh, I could get behind this. Depends how "open world" it is though.

I hated how in the Just Cause series, you had to unlock the other regions on the map or you'd be insta-killed if you travelled to an unlocked region.

If they do it like Ghost Recon Wildlands, I could see how that could be fun.

Alternately, if it's like Sniper Elite 4, I would be bummed as that's not really open world, just big mission areas.
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Re: AWS Outage Wreaks Havoc
Dec 7, 2021, 23:53
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Re: AWS Outage Wreaks Havoc Dec 7, 2021, 23:53
Dec 7, 2021, 23:53
 
The "cloud" is great...until it isn't.
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Re: Back 4 Blood Released
Oct 12, 2021, 17:56
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Re: Back 4 Blood Released Oct 12, 2021, 17:56
Oct 12, 2021, 17:56
 
I just wished that ZA4 or ZAT had AI buddies ala L4D.

Bent wrote on Oct 12, 2021, 16:10:
Back 4 Blood beta wouldn't even launch for me. Plus that irritating bit about not being able to play single player unless you're online makes me want to not get this

For those that want a less run and gun and less arcade game, I'd recommend Zombie Army Trilogy (I'm not nearly as enthusiastic about Zombie Army 4, though).

Yes, Zombie Army Trilogy can sometimnes also get as frenetic with waves of zombies. However, it takes more thought and most things don't move quite so fast. The graphics are also good and very immersive.

Zombie Army 4 is rather more arcade and lost much of the feel of Zombie Army Trilogy.

Zombie Army Trilogy frequently comes up for sale at huge discounts. You can get it for about $10 on sale.

Both the campaign and co-op are very good. I don't play online games that much but I played the heck out of ZAT co-op.

ZAT also has quite a variety of different zombie baddies.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/301640/Zombie_Army_Trilogy/
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 1, 2021, 22:18
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2021, 22:18
Sep 1, 2021, 22:18
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2021, 14:09:
The entry fee is reportedly set to be between 3 and 10 euros ($3.52 and $11.73), dependent on the season. Residents and their relatives, children under six and people staying in local hotels will be exempt from the measures.

That's more than fair and about time.

Up to 80,000 people a day have recently been visiting the Italian city, The Times reported. At the height of the pandemic, tourism to Venice dried up, leading to the water in the city’s famous canals becoming noticeably clearer.

80K peeps a day? That's nuckin futs! Every port of call should be doing this. Fuck the cruise industry.

Idiotic statement, the cruise industry is hardly responsible for 80k visitors a day. And with Italian math, the number is about 25% of that. At most you will have three cruise ships in port. That's on average 3k per ship and not all those people disembark. Add in another 3k for people who may be boarding a ship. But most of those come in by flights to the airport outside Venice.

They tried entry fees already and the residents quickly told the gov to remove them.
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Re: Comanche Takes Off
Aug 27, 2021, 01:07
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Re: Comanche Takes Off Aug 27, 2021, 01:07
Aug 27, 2021, 01:07
 
CastorAcer wrote on Aug 26, 2021, 23:14:
Am I the only one old enough to remember Comanche: Maximum Overkill on PC in the early Nineties? It spawned a whole series of Comanche games. As I understand it this is a successor after THQ acquired the rights in 2016.

Nope (46), Played the heck out of that game. Loved flying NOE in the canyons and popping up on some tanks. I thought the voxel technology was amazing.
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Re: etc.
Aug 8, 2021, 19:33
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Re: etc. Aug 8, 2021, 19:33
Aug 8, 2021, 19:33
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 8, 2021, 18:13:
Please more zombie games

Wonder if Valve is seeing this and wondering what could have been.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Aug 7, 2021, 13:39
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Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 7, 2021, 13:39
Aug 7, 2021, 13:39
 
I guess I'm just tired of all the broadband for all, Musk's satellites, fiber to the home....blah blah blah news that comes around every month or so. Municipalities have frequently lost in court in their efforts to supply competitively priced broadband to users. Obama did nothing, Trump the same. Now Biden wants to pour BILLIONS into infrastructure and it still won't bring fiber any faster to my home.

The .gov could have parternered with Musk and worked with him on Starlink and people in the sticks could start actually seeing something than that slow ass Hughes net. (Although the chick in their commercials is hot). Some people I know in the beta have been getting great speed though.

I've seen sensational articles like this that promised faster speeds from existing technology\wires but it all goes nowhere. [url=]https://money.cnn.com/2016/05/16/technology/gfast-internet-speeds/[/url]

Sadly, we will be forever beholden to our ISPs and the crumbs of higher speeds at ever increasing costs.
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Re: New Tom Clancy Game Reveal Tomorrow
Jul 18, 2021, 20:41
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Re: New Tom Clancy Game Reveal Tomorrow Jul 18, 2021, 20:41
Jul 18, 2021, 20:41
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 18, 2021, 16:39:
"Okay, Clancy! Take the boys and surround the house!"

Ha ha....I grew up on those old BB cartoons. Hell, they'd probably consider that insensitive to Irish nowadays
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jul 15, 2021, 14:34
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 15, 2021, 14:34
Jul 15, 2021, 14:34
 
Kxmode wrote on Jul 14, 2021, 20:44:
A cloud-based operating system sounds like the worst idea in the long, sad history of bad technology ideas.

We're talking about the FIRST company to sign-up for NSA's PRISM program who was receptive to the NSA's desire to use the Kinect to spy on people.

I'm all for CI/CD OS but not one where Microsoft's computers power it and send me a stream. That's where I draw the line.

I am in enterprise IT and this product (while not necessarily new) will help lots of companies. Now, many products like Citrix are very complicated and running your own VDI can incur high costs. Managing hardware and the OS has become the bane to many sysadmin folks. If it's not firmware that needs to be deployed, then it's MS's buggy patch pipeline, security, hardware refreshes etc etc.

I'd rather my employees power on their home PC or laptop and have a cloud OS that they can work on securely and be always up. They close their session then when they are on the road or at home, they can open up their session again and be right where they left off.
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Re: Windows 11 Announced
Jun 24, 2021, 18:28
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Re: Windows 11 Announced Jun 24, 2021, 18:28
Jun 24, 2021, 18:28
 
I dunno. I am pretty much meh at this point. I was one of those "you can have my Windows 7 when you take it from my cold dead PC" but I have been pleasantly surprised with Win10.

Granted, I use Open-shell to bring back the old start menu and had to get a new printer but beyond that, it's been alright. I will probably get 11.

Gone are the days when I would overclock CPUs, GPUs etc and tweak the OS to within an inch of it's life.

I guess I want my OS like my mini vans, stable ride and can do lots of shit.

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Re: Rainbow Six Extraction Reveal Saturday
Jun 7, 2021, 18:23
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Re: Rainbow Six Extraction Reveal Saturday Jun 7, 2021, 18:23
Jun 7, 2021, 18:23
 
Rhett wrote on Jun 7, 2021, 13:04:
God, what have they done to this franchise?

With Clancy dead it feels like his family will license his name to anyone and for anything. Sad really.
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Re: Far Cry 6 in October
May 30, 2021, 00:51
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Re: Far Cry 6 in October May 30, 2021, 00:51
May 30, 2021, 00:51
 
Rilcon wrote on May 29, 2021, 17:49:
Sometimes I feel like I'm alone in actually being turned off by weapon crafting zaniness and the general over-the-top guns, without hard games keep pushing that sort of stuff.

Nope, not alone. I have skipped plenty of games because I grew tired of crafting a rock, stick and twine to make a bow and arrow.

Just give me some melee weapons and firearms. I do appreciate games that modify such items though in that perhaps they get damaged as they are used or perhaps firearms that jam.
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Re: Ghost Recon Breakpoint Free Weekend
May 27, 2021, 22:47
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Re: Ghost Recon Breakpoint Free Weekend May 27, 2021, 22:47
May 27, 2021, 22:47
 
Is there a way to play this without all the MP stuff baked into the main game?

The last time there was a free weekend I thought I'd check it out since I love Wildlands so much.

Well, okay, the first five minutes of gameplay is cool but then I go to this rebel "base" and I see all these dudes running around with their gamer tags over their head. Kinda took me out of the game world and immersiveness.

Not only that, the UI looks expressly designed for MP (at least it looks like they REALLY want you to play mp).
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Re: King of Seas Sets Sail
May 25, 2021, 12:38
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Re: King of Seas Sets Sail May 25, 2021, 12:38
May 25, 2021, 12:38
 
Hope this will be the game to scratch my Sid Meier's Pirates itch
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