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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 7, 2021, 01:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 7, 2021, 01:41
Jun 7, 2021, 01:41
 
Saving Private Ryan
1917
Glory
And Red Dawn (original) for being a rare case of a classic war film structure, but completely fictional.
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Re: Mass Effect Legendary Edition Released
May 14, 2021, 13:18
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Re: Mass Effect Legendary Edition Released May 14, 2021, 13:18
May 14, 2021, 13:18
 
Agree with Verno 100%. This is going to be the definitive way to play the ME trilogy going forward (unless you *really* like butts(then again, there's a photo mode...)).
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Re: Into the Black
Apr 8, 2021, 10:42
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Re: Into the Black Apr 8, 2021, 10:42
Apr 8, 2021, 10:42
 
That's fair. For me the differences helps to keep this new badly written (as Cutter pointed out, for Star Trek) stuff out of the more "true to heart ST" canon of old.
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Re: Into the Black
Apr 7, 2021, 17:01
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Re: Into the Black Apr 7, 2021, 17:01
Apr 7, 2021, 17:01
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 19:37:
Drayth wrote on Apr 6, 2021, 11:26:
As far as timelines - the last time we saw the original timeline (Next Generation, Deep Space 9, etc.) was the last episode of Enterprise. The "prime" timeline that the Leonard Nimoy Spock came forward from in the first JJ Abrahms movie, and that the new shows take place in is not that same timeline as the shows and movies before it (as much as the creators want you to believe it is). This is due to a licensing issue stemming from when Viacom split with Paramount. The movies and shows are forced to make everything in their content a certain percentage different from the original shows because none of them have the original license. So, no.. the Picard in the in the Picard series is technically from a different universe (with the helping to save the Romulans etc.) than the Picard we all grew up with.

Discussed in more detail here.

More recently things are now back in a position where they can revive the original license and start using the original continuity, but Paramount is still stuck in the contracts with Bad Robot who has the alternate license for the time being. Star Trek is technically a multiverse even when ignoring the kelvin timeline.

CBS and Paramount officially ended the Kelvin timeline after Star Trek Beyond. They said none of the television series would take place in the Kelvin timeline. As a fan thing, if we fans want to refer to the material we love as "Prebrams" that's more appropriate than calling it Kelvin material. Officially, Discovery takes place before the Kelvin timeline happened. So when they jump 900 years into the future, that happened before the Kelvin timeline. It's prime timeline stuff. It's also terrible and not worth watching based on watching every episode of every season. I know I'm splitting hairs, but I just wanted to clear that up.

Allow me to split the split hairs...

The Kelvin timeline still exists though, even if they don't do any more material in it. The Prime timeline is a parallel universe from the Kelvin timeline which the Kelvin timeline split off from. My point is the original set of series is yet another parallel universe. Those events do not occur in either the prime or kelvin "universes". That's why there's continuity issues between Discovery + Picard and the older shows (though it all stems from the real world licensing issue). Ships don't look quite the same. Sets don't look quite the same, etc.

Infact based on an episode review I happened on, the one time they showed someone wearing an actual matching Star Fleet uniform last season they stated they were from some other universe (implying the original set of shows universe).

Check the video I originally linked. It explains it better than I can.
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Re: Into the Black
Apr 6, 2021, 11:26
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Re: Into the Black Apr 6, 2021, 11:26
Apr 6, 2021, 11:26
 
As far as timelines - the last time we saw the original timeline (Next Generation, Deep Space 9, etc.) was the last episode of Enterprise. The "prime" timeline that the Leonard Nimoy Spock came forward from in the first JJ Abrahms movie, and that the new shows take place in is not that same timeline as the shows and movies before it (as much as the creators want you to believe it is). This is due to a licensing issue stemming from when Viacom split with Paramount. The movies and shows are forced to make everything in their content a certain percentage different from the original shows because none of them have the original license. So, no.. the Picard in the in the Picard series is technically from a different universe (with the helping to save the Romulans etc.) than the Picard we all grew up with.

Discussed in more detail here.

More recently things are now back in a position where they can revive the original license and start using the original continuity, but Paramount is still stuck in the contracts with Bad Robot who has the alternate license for the time being. Star Trek is technically a multiverse even when ignoring the kelvin timeline.
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Re: Aliens: Fireteam Announced
Mar 2, 2021, 13:56
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Re: Aliens: Fireteam Announced Mar 2, 2021, 13:56
Mar 2, 2021, 13:56
 
Luggage wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 13:10:
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 13:06:
I'm gonna be blunt. This looks like shit. Total and utter garbage. A third person cover shooter? Really, that's the legacy of AvP and AvP2? (Don't get me started on A:CM)

Yup. It mostly looks like shite. Mostly.

They mostly come out on Steam.... mos'ly.
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Re: Enderal Skyrim Mod Headed for Steam
Feb 16, 2021, 17:57
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Re: Enderal Skyrim Mod Headed for Steam Feb 16, 2021, 17:57
Feb 16, 2021, 17:57
 
Probably this one. It's incredibly good.

Starts strong, then jumps up even higher in stages.
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Re: Op Ed
Jan 30, 2021, 15:40
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Re: Op Ed Jan 30, 2021, 15:40
Jan 30, 2021, 15:40
 
Who tf "worries" about overclocking? If you want to eek out a few more frames, go for it. Once you figure out the limits that's it unless you're competing for Firestrike scores. Orrrrr just don't bother OC'ing. I get running a good gaming system isn't for everyone, but that bit sounds like someone who hasn't even gotten into PC gaming coming up with bullet points (or wants filler for a clickbait article).
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Aftermath
Dec 10, 2020, 18:58
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Aftermath Dec 10, 2020, 18:58
Dec 10, 2020, 18:58
 
EVGA queue, but I jumped in late September. People I know who jumped in early October still haven't received their notifications.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Aftermath
Dec 10, 2020, 18:33
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Aftermath Dec 10, 2020, 18:33
Dec 10, 2020, 18:33
 
3080 - most settings maxed, except for shadow settings at low (RTX shadows are just for sunlit objects), and volumetric fog one level from highest. All RTX settings on, RTX lighting at Ultimate, DLSS on "Balanced". Smooth frames in 4k.

This is the one game I wouldn't mind having a 3090 for, but I was lucky enough to land the 3080 as-is.

Edit - Ha, I was on the earlier page 1 set of posts when I posted this thinking that was all the posts. Oh well, there you go.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launches
Dec 10, 2020, 18:27
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launches Dec 10, 2020, 18:27
Dec 10, 2020, 18:27
 
Quinn wrote on Dec 10, 2020, 15:46:
wtf_man wrote on Dec 10, 2020, 11:25:
Drayth wrote on Dec 10, 2020, 04:15:
Considering most moments where you have to give a response have a timer to them, it can actually be difficult to carefully choose a response at times due to still fumbling with the lore in your head; I mean this in a good way.

Response timer? Like Alpha Protocol? I fricken hate that.

Me too. I read English as fast as I would read out loud, which is relatively slow reading speed. Dialogue timers are a real kick in the balls to people like myself. Luckily the hilarious flyting in Valhalla is easy enough

Yeah, it's at times they want you to respond with whichever one snaps in your head first as the correct response. Love it or hate it, take your pick.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launches
Dec 10, 2020, 04:15
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launches Dec 10, 2020, 04:15
Dec 10, 2020, 04:15
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 10, 2020, 02:34:
Guys what is the gameplay like? Is it a proper RPG? Is it more linear like Fallout4, where you think you have choices but you actually have none? Combat? Exploration? Fun factor?

Dialogue, so far, seems to mostly consist of one choice which will push the narrative forward, and 1 to 3 or 4 "side questions" of the 'tell me more about....' variety. I'm *really* generalizing here because the dialogue isn't ham-fisted like in a lot of games. Your choice of responses and the dialogue itself are written like you have been living in this world all your life. I can't emphasize that enough, This game doesn't care if you're some causal who's playing this because it looks like GTA yet you're not otherwise into this genre. There is no "you" sitting at home playing as far as this game's concerned in terms of writing. Considering most moments where you have to give a response have a timer to them, it can actually be difficult to carefully choose a response at times due to still fumbling with the lore in your head; I mean this in a good way.

On the other hand you do get some real basic tutorials for combat gameplay with a clever in-lore moment. From there you get to figure out how to build your character entirely on your own. No hints of any kind on what stats or perks you should consider first.

Gameplay is Deus Ex, straight up. Add vehicles and the VR like Braindance segments and there you go, that's Cyberpunk gameplay.

As far a choices, too early for me to tell. What wowed me tonight was the conversations I had. The eye contact in a particular chat; the seriousness of the dialogues; the feeling I'm speaking to real people in this jacked up world - these aren't things I normally expect to be main strengths to a video game, but that seems to be the case here. BTW, I'm not counting the walking up to a random NPC and click "talk", you do get near GTA like responses there.

Oh and the guns have a good feel to them too. The game's a decent shooter to boot. However I was only in one real fire fight in a very contained space. i've heard complaints of the AI in fights, but I couldn't judge that element based on the engagement I had. If it doesn't get better in a patch, someone will mod better AI eventually, I'm sure.
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
Dec 9, 2020, 16:38
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Dec 9, 2020, 16:38
Dec 9, 2020, 16:38
 
Darks wrote on Dec 9, 2020, 15:57:
Rhett wrote on Dec 9, 2020, 14:16:
Ooh. Friend snagged me a 3060ti, can't wait to see this game all purdy-like (instead of on a 970).

Got me a 3080 Ultra FTW3. Looking forward to seeing this game tonight.

Same card here.

Also Galaxy just did a 9 gig update on the game, for those wanting to be as ready to go as possible.
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Re: Free Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with GeForce RTX 3080 or 3090
Oct 30, 2020, 11:37
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Re: Free Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War with GeForce RTX 3080 or 3090 Oct 30, 2020, 11:37
Oct 30, 2020, 11:37
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Oct 30, 2020, 11:04:
OK , Seriously ! How the fuk does it matter when they admitted they have almost no cards available ??
EVGA is the only site even remotely giving a chance to buyers with their cue-based line system... but no one else has seen 1 card last longer than 2 minutes before bots have snapped them all up.
So literally they probably won't be having to give away more than ~ 100 games for free..??

Nvidia has seriously lost their mind this release...

Well the people who scalp them still include the free games in their ebay sale, and people are unfortunately snatching them up. It's not like the cards vanish from existence.
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Re: Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality Announced
Oct 12, 2020, 14:13
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Re: Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality Announced Oct 12, 2020, 14:13
Oct 12, 2020, 14:13
 
3D Models!


...ROTATING!
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Commercial - Keanu Diem
Oct 1, 2020, 14:17
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Commercial - Keanu Diem Oct 1, 2020, 14:17
Oct 1, 2020, 14:17
 
woah
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Re: GOG GALAXY Store Adding Multi-Service Store
Oct 1, 2020, 13:59
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Re: GOG GALAXY Store Adding Multi-Service Store Oct 1, 2020, 13:59
Oct 1, 2020, 13:59
 
Kxmode wrote on Oct 1, 2020, 13:33:
While I laud CDPR's efforts, I remain unconvinced Galaxy is a stable product. Whenever I periodically launch the app, my games from other services keep disappearing even though I've synchronized with those services (GOG games are the only games that consistently appear in Galaxy without problems). It then turns into an hour-long ordeal of relinking the services and then figuring out why games I own on those services do not appear. Out of frustration, I stop using Galaxy. This pattern repeats itself every time I launch Galaxy. I am not prepared to have to deal with this headache at a purchasing level. For all I know, my money could get lost in the ether between Galaxy and the store. In the case of Steam, issuing a Paypal chargeback typically results in Valve banning an account from making additional purchases.

Yeah, I have the problem too. At first everything showed, now only about 1/3'rd of my installed games from other services show (it's been like that for a few months). Haven't delved too hard at looking into what may be up with that.
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
Sep 29, 2020, 10:57
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Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Sep 29, 2020, 10:57
Sep 29, 2020, 10:57
 
There's also the possibility that there were driver bugs as well as component power issues.
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 21, 2020, 17:01
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 21, 2020, 17:01
Sep 21, 2020, 17:01
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 15:48:
aka_STEVE wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 15:33:
Oh I forgot to also mention,.........

R.I.P. Elder Scrolls = now dumbed down to run at the lowest console denominator .

I think TES has been on console since Oblivion.

Morrowind. Came out on XBox right after the Window release.

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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 19:41
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 19:41
Sep 16, 2020, 19:41
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 19:06:
You are all welcome. The only reason this wasn't delayed to next year is because of my new PC purchase 2.5 months ago...

Thanks, Tact.
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