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Re: Ubisoft Announces XDefiant
Jul 19, 2021, 21:15
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Re: Ubisoft Announces XDefiant Jul 19, 2021, 21:15
Jul 19, 2021, 21:15
 
Tom Clancy's: DOA
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: New Tom Clancy Game Reveal Tomorrow
Jul 19, 2021, 01:35
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Re: New Tom Clancy Game Reveal Tomorrow Jul 19, 2021, 01:35
Jul 19, 2021, 01:35
 
Tom Clancy's: Call of Warzone
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Robocop: Rogue City Announced
Jul 7, 2021, 03:43
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Re: Robocop: Rogue City Announced Jul 7, 2021, 03:43
Jul 7, 2021, 03:43
 
Actually I wonder if anyone will ever make a Delta City SimCity style game based on Robocop. Where you have to kick out the old poor people, but balance that with underfunding the police force, research robot cops and bribing the mayor.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Independent Mobilization
Jul 6, 2021, 00:24
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Re: Independent Mobilization Jul 6, 2021, 00:24
Jul 6, 2021, 00:24
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2021, 13:28:
It will always boggle my mind this clown is one of the richest people on the planet.


Well he got rich not thru inheritance or screwing people over, but thru innovation and merit. You can't say that about most of the richest people in the world. Yeah he's a weirdo, but his tech is bringing the world slightly closer the the Star Trek future I want to live in
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: System Shock Teaser Trailer
Jul 3, 2021, 20:52
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Re: System Shock Teaser Trailer Jul 3, 2021, 20:52
Jul 3, 2021, 20:52
 
I can understand someone not liking the pixel-texture art style, but to say that the graphics are bad is objectively not true. It's stays true to the original, but with modern lighting and materials, while the pixelled textures are a throwback to the origins of the game. The enemy designs are definitely a sign of the 90s so I can definitely see some people not liking them. But that's why I like it. it didn't lose it's colors and designs in the remake process.

If they ever do this to System Shock 2, with the co-op intact, it'll be an immediate buy with 4 copies for me. The original was amazing with 4 players, 2 soldiers (one damage dealer going high tech, one low tech tank) a psychic to heal and manage monsters, and a hacker to open everything. You could complete the game 100% since everyone in the party was able to specialise in one aspect of the upgrade tree.

This comment was edited on Jul 3, 2021, 21:05.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 28, 2021, 16:45
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 28, 2021, 16:45
Jun 28, 2021, 16:45
 
There aren't many savory meals that aren't improved with a bit of garlic powder!
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Grand Theft Auto VI Rumors
Jun 28, 2021, 16:39
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Re: Grand Theft Auto VI Rumors Jun 28, 2021, 16:39
Jun 28, 2021, 16:39
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jun 28, 2021, 13:29:
I played through GTA1 2 and 3 fully, then basically missed the rest until GTA5. Played through (decent sale price) GTA5 fully expecting some great writing, based on the reviews and comments, and I was thoroughly underwhelmed. I'll probably skip GTA6 until it's on some ridiculous sale, if at all.

These games seem overrated to me. The driving is okay, the flying is a bit weak, the combat is atrocious, and the writing is average at best. Voice acting, to be fair, was pretty good.

If people are playing just to drive around and listen to the music, well I can see that, at least.



The series had great writing "for the time" when in the early 2000s, and 90s games didn't have strong story elements, but the writing hasn't evolved like the graphics have. I think the ultimate appeal for GTA games is for teens and young adults - I remember enjoying just being able to drive around exploring an open world with some cool music on, but once you've had a driver's license for a while, it's more fun to just drive somewhere nice in real life imo.

Plus the 'open world' concept in games is pretty common now too, so they no longer have a several draw cards.

I've played GTA 3, Vice City, SA, and GTA 4, and a tiny bit of 5. And I've never finished a single one because I always get tired of the missions, it doesn't take long before it feels like you are playing courier simulator, at which point you want to be getting paid

Maybe they need to do a nuclear apocalyptic one or something like that.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Windows 11 Announced
Jun 24, 2021, 16:00
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Re: Windows 11 Announced Jun 24, 2021, 16:00
Jun 24, 2021, 16:00
 
yeah that centered start menu can go eat a dick. Mac OS is an absolute piece of garbage from a productivity point of view, so not sure why they would want to copy it. It's like using a phone based operating system that got stretched to a big screen. I can't stand it, and I use both Mac and Windows extensively. I wish all of the hipsters would get out of tech (maybe stay on twitter where you can try to out grandstand each other haha)

If it can update windows without a reboot, that would be huge for all the people that work in offices with encrypted Windows drives (because you have to physically go to each computer to type in the bit-locker password on boot)

This comment was edited on Jun 24, 2021, 16:13.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Phantom Abyss Opens
Jun 23, 2021, 03:13
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Re: Phantom Abyss Opens Jun 23, 2021, 03:13
Jun 23, 2021, 03:13
 
I can see this being really fun with a huge amount of players.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Rumor: EA Motive Revival is Dead Space
Jun 22, 2021, 06:23
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Re: Rumor: EA Motive Revival is Dead Space Jun 22, 2021, 06:23
Jun 22, 2021, 06:23
 
El Pit wrote on Jun 22, 2021, 01:38:
In dEAd space, no one can hear you scream "SHAME ON YOU FOR DEAD SPACE 3!"

I loved DS3, great in coop. They could have done more with it, but the way one play hallucinated while other didn't was great. Watching your coop partner freak out " they're all around me" and door at walls ( because on their end they had enemies, and I didn't on my PC). Good times. Wish they took it further. Granted I would have preferred less focus on fast action, no human enemies ... But most of the game was great

DS2 was worse imo, too in your face. But the one level where it was played out slowly was amazing, assuming you played the first game. Not wanting to spoil anything.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Rumor: EA Motive Revival is Dead Space
Jun 21, 2021, 22:12
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Re: Rumor: EA Motive Revival is Dead Space Jun 21, 2021, 22:12
Jun 21, 2021, 22:12
 
The Callisto Protocol Trailer 4K (Dead Space Spiritual Successor)
18 Dec 2020

Well I wonder if EA will make a better Dead Space than the original Devs who are making Callisto Protocol (which looks basically like dead space)
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Jun 20, 2021, 18:17
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jun 20, 2021, 18:17
Jun 20, 2021, 18:17
 
120Hz refresh rates – do they matter?

It's very hard to go back to 60hz monitor after playing a shooter at 120hz, it just feels laggy.

I actually find 120hz more fluid looking, even if the game is achieving only 60fps. At 60fps and 60hz I can see the screen flicker, not so at 60fps and 120hz. Of course >100fps and 120hz is like butter smooth. And I love it.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits
Jun 20, 2021, 03:09
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Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jun 20, 2021, 03:09
Jun 20, 2021, 03:09
 
Windows 11 can f-off if they have the start menu and icons in the middle like mac os. ewwww
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 19, 2021, 17:54
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2021, 17:54
Jun 19, 2021, 17:54
 
Intermittent fasting may not be the best way to lose weight, new study suggests. Certainly can't be "better" than complete starvation.

Starvation isn't a long term solution either. Your body won't let you endlessly under eat, eventually releasing hormones to make sure you over eat to make up for the under eating. Calorie counting in general doesn't work, which is why it's the #1 recommended way to lose weight - because customers just keep coming back and pay for plans, and supplements, and diet meals. It's the perfect business model for the fitness and diet industry, or as other people might call it, a scam.

And it seems that this linked study has either fallen for the same trick or is doing the same trick. 3 weeks and 36 people won't allow the anti-starvation mechanism in the body to kick in. It's basically impossible to infer any long term solution from that study.

Also notice how it's being called "weight-loss", and not fat-loss. Nobody actually wants to lose muscle, bone density, brain matter, water weight. And yet when you starve, these things happen on a poor "weight-loss" diet. If you want to lose fat, and preserve the rest of your body, then How Not To DIET by Michael Greger MD spells it out very clearly:

1) eat more fiber - aim for 100g a day (fiber feeds gut bacteria, gut bacteria create short chain fatty acids, and short chain fatty acids tell the brain that you are full)
2) eliminate sources of saturated fat, because saturated fat (coconut oil, palm oil, cocao butter, dairy, cheese, eggs, meat, fish, chicken) inflames your hypothalamus and then your brain stops sending out the "I'm full" hormone
3) fill your stomach with large size food that is also low calorie, but high in nutrients (water, vegetables, potatoes, beans, rice, oats). E.g. bean burrito, chickpea satay curry, lentil dahl, pasta (whole meal) bake, mashed potatoes, soups, stews, chilli's. http://lanimuelrath.com/500-recipes-for-mcdougall-maximum-weight-loss-diet/ good video about calorie density here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CdwWliv7Hg
There's another 18 extra bullet points, but these 3 are the main ones.

Eat like that and you are never hungry, and willpower trying to fight your body's hormones never comes into it. These foods are super satisfying and filling. But the main take away is, that you can eat like this for the rest of your life, instead of yo-yo dieting, and progressively gaining more fat, feeling bad for failing, then trying something more extreme each time.

If you want a book that isn't so dry to read, then Penn Jillette wrote one about his approach to the above way of eating. Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales The guy was fat most of his life, but is no longer.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Into the Black
Jun 15, 2021, 01:28
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Re: Into the Black Jun 15, 2021, 01:28
Jun 15, 2021, 01:28
 
Are we sure this guy isn't just a drug runner, posing as a marine biologist ala George Costanza? It's the perfect cover story for being caught with 1.2mil worth of coke on the beach...
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Orcs Must Die! 3 on Steam Next Month; Play Orcs Must Die! 2 for Free
Jun 15, 2021, 00:23
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Re: Orcs Must Die! 3 on Steam Next Month; Play Orcs Must Die! 2 for Free Jun 15, 2021, 00:23
Jun 15, 2021, 00:23
 
WaltSee wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 15:37:
El Pit wrote on Jun 14, 2021, 12:06:
Just please make the levels better for single-player experience instead of the mirrored levels in OMD2 which were obviously built for co-op. Thanks.

I would only be interested in single-player, as well, but this particular game has never "tripped my trigger," as they say...the Orcs look about as 'scary' and 'authentic' as poo-bear ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SwWL5xCzhM ) from my dimly remembered childhood, Saturday-morning cartoon days...;) I cannot figure out if this is a "Recommended: kindergarten to 4th grade age group" game or whether there is something here that isn't obvious that makes the game more interesting in single-player mode--and more fun for us post-pubescent graybeards!...;)

For those who play and enjoy it, what are the standout features for you that make it a worthwhile addition to your library?
(I mean, if you feel like a sentence/paragraph or two...;) If not, that's fine, too...;) )


It's a tower defense game at its heart, and that's where the fun of it is for me - setting up the perfect orc killing machine by experimenting with trap placements and combos. The 3rd person shooter portion just allows you make up for any mistakes or shortcomings in your trap layouts, by killing the orcs yourself.

Yes definitely in the cartoonish side, but it's plenty violent (comically so), the crazy music, the body parts flying about, when your traps are working well, it's like watching a spaghetti western bar fight scene with that fast piano music haha.

If you can find the first game on sale I'd highly recommend it.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Icarus in August, No Longer F2P
Jun 14, 2021, 02:35
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Re: Icarus in August, No Longer F2P Jun 14, 2021, 02:35
Jun 14, 2021, 02:35
 
Dean Hall?

Hard pass.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Gameplay Trailer
Jun 13, 2021, 21:19
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Gameplay Trailer Jun 13, 2021, 21:19
Jun 13, 2021, 21:19
 
It looks like a proper Battlefield game, nice.

Didn't enjoy BF1 or BFV much. Not a fan of old times wars themes unless there's a twist like with Wolfenstein's occult and crazy tech. I would have even liked some more futuristic stuff, but the scale of this looks really nice, and those weather effects are stunning, and so is the destruction which I loved in Bad Company 2 and BFV.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: The Outer Worlds 2 Announced
Jun 13, 2021, 21:11
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Re: The Outer Worlds 2 Announced Jun 13, 2021, 21:11
Jun 13, 2021, 21:11
 
The first game would have rally benefitted from coop, it was just a little boring single player, but some coop jank would have made it quite fun.
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"Money doesn't exist in the 24th century, the acquisition of wealth is no longer the driving force in our lives. We work to better ourselves and the rest of humanity." - Jean-Luc Picard
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Re: Elden Ring in January
Jun 10, 2021, 19:54
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Re: Elden Ring in January Jun 10, 2021, 19:54
Jun 10, 2021, 19:54
 
This has a very similar mood to the first Dark Souls. I think I'll love this.
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