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It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of java that thoughts acquire speed,
the teeth acquire stains, the stains become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
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Re: Quoteworthy
Sep 13, 2022, 10:15
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Re: Quoteworthy Sep 13, 2022, 10:15
Sep 13, 2022, 10:15
 
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 13, 2022, 02:37:
I would say go for it. Most of the criticism for the game was downright unfair.

I can’t speak for the game at launch because I didn’t pick it up until we’ll after, but I thought it ended up being quite a good (if still somewhat buggy) game that received an undeserved amount of criticism.

Would I have thought that I’d I got the game at launch? I can’t say, but I liked what I ultimately played several patches later.
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Re: Play Age of Empires IV for Free
Aug 24, 2022, 21:25
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Re: Play Age of Empires IV for Free Aug 24, 2022, 21:25
Aug 24, 2022, 21:25
 
jacobvandy wrote on Aug 24, 2022, 19:26:
Terrible, I almost fell asleep during the tutorial. And watching my horsemen stop moving while they slowly swing their sword and a little tick comes off the health bar of the fleeing enemy now 20 yards away... What year is this?

The tutorial is rather boring (not that tutorials in strategy games are known for all that much excitement) and several of the early levels. This is mainly to do with the unit speed upgrades being required before the game units feel like they move at the proper speed and that you can bring micro into play.

As far as the horsemen stopping thing, I don't know if that was in a beta version, you were playing on a potato, or what. I didn't give the game a go until it had been out for a fair bit, but I haven't seen that.

I enjoyed it. Decent (though not great) game for an under served genre in my opinion.
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Re: Get DOOM 64 and Rumbleverse Pack for Free
Aug 18, 2022, 17:36
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Re: Get DOOM 64 and Rumbleverse Pack for Free Aug 18, 2022, 17:36
Aug 18, 2022, 17:36
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 18, 2022, 14:08:
I don't find any value in playing with virtual cards. Just not my thing.

I don’t know anything about this one, but some virtual card games of late have been pretty good. The Hand of Fate games and Slay the Spire for example.
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Re: OotB: Burning questions
Aug 14, 2022, 13:24
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Re: OotB: Burning questions Aug 14, 2022, 13:24
Aug 14, 2022, 13:24
 
While sous vide is nice, I don’t know that it is really a substitute for the proper Maillard reaction you get from grilling. With thicker cuts of steak you can absolutely pull that off with a torch, but it gets a bit dicier with chicken and fish.

I personally have started to prefer a charcoal smoker / grill hybrid unit. Though I don’t plan on tossing my propane grill anytime soon.
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Re: Games, Movies, and TV
Jun 30, 2022, 22:45
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Re: Games, Movies, and TV Jun 30, 2022, 22:45
Jun 30, 2022, 22:45
 
It would almost certainly have to be a few live action actors surrounded by 90% CGI. Can't say I see the appeal.
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Re: Diablo IV Next Year
Jun 30, 2022, 22:38
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Re: Diablo IV Next Year Jun 30, 2022, 22:38
Jun 30, 2022, 22:38
 
Xero wrote on Jun 13, 2022, 13:40:
Hoping they don't f**k this up too bad and at least give us who just want a solid single player experience a good run with the game. I'm not one of those that needs to hunt for every epic item/trade anything or care about going in it with another player. Let me get from beginning to end and enjoy that experience solo and I'll say, I've had my Diablo fix.

If that is true you would probably rather enjoy D:I. Not think it was great or anything, but that is basically exactly what Immortal is.

The weird immortal vs shadow thing is... wonky, the PvP is P2W (though pug ARPG PvP has never ever been good), and I don't even understand what the deal is with all those rune/gem hybrid systems. However, if you just want to play though the game and do some stuff at end game solo / in small groups it is a perfectly adequate Diablo fix. I finished the story and max level part of the game, played some of the paragon / end game into hell 2. At that point it seemed to require far more time than I was interested in investing to advance to hell 3 so I have more or less stopped playing. Honestly I was shockingly impressed with the game overall, but to be fair that is also because I went in with pretty low expectations. Either way, you could do a lot worse with an ARPG and it doesn't cost you anything to play the entire game.
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Re: Return to Monkey Island Gameplay Reveal
Jun 29, 2022, 06:27
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Re: Return to Monkey Island Gameplay Reveal Jun 29, 2022, 06:27
Jun 29, 2022, 06:27
 
Tomas wrote on Jun 29, 2022, 03:17:
I went from 10/10 on excitement to about 4/10 when I saw the art style. I'm not one who skips a game over bad art, but the style is just not compelling at all. It makes it look like a flash game with good music. Hopefully the reviews end up being stellar and the art will become background noise. It's sad though because I've liked all the other styles over the years.

I don't know that I think it is a bad art style exactly, but just maybe not a good fit for a Monkey Island title.
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Re: Overwatch 2 Beta Underway
Jun 29, 2022, 06:23
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Re: Overwatch 2 Beta Underway Jun 29, 2022, 06:23
Jun 29, 2022, 06:23
 
I feel the ratio of money I spent to the many hours of fun I've had easily makes it an exceptional value.

While I haven't played it in years, I also feel it was an exceptional value... but that is mostly because I got it for free with a soda. I didn't even know about the promotion, I was just thirsty on a long drive.

If this is going to be free to play, I will probably try it at some point. Overwatch could be pretty fun at times. That said, yeah, this looks more like it would have been a nice expansion. Not sure I am seeing enough here for a sequel. Also, if I was a regular player I would be worried this would divide the player pool and increase the wait time for games.

It is hard to tell with Blizzard anymore. They used to be so consistent, but for years now they have been just all over the map in terms of quality.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jun 13, 2022, 21:54
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 13, 2022, 21:54
Jun 13, 2022, 21:54
 
edaciousx wrote on Jun 13, 2022, 16:34:
Kind of funny how everyone is saying great that eth is crashing etc. it won't impact GPU prices, they've already bottomed. I'm excited for these prices cause now I'll be able to accumulate more coins which is what you all should be doing.

What we should be doing, we can't. We can't because there isn't currently a practical way. If we had a practical way, what we should be doing is taxing the people accumulating internet funbucks (at all of our public expense - power grid, environment, increased hardware cost, etc) for private gain. Cryptocurrency is an incredibly awful solution in search of a problem.
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Re: Diablo Immortal Review Bombed Over Pay-to-Win Tactics
Jun 8, 2022, 09:39
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Re: Diablo Immortal Review Bombed Over Pay-to-Win Tactics Jun 8, 2022, 09:39
Jun 8, 2022, 09:39
 
Titus wrote on Jun 8, 2022, 03:19:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 7, 2022, 13:07:
The Zero (0) reviews do not agree with your hypothesis that it's due to "the poor quality of the game."
This is quintessential review bombing.
I'd say progression after level 35 stalling so much it takes over ten years to max out is pretty game breaking.

I don’t know about maxing out, as it is probably something I will never do in this game, but progression after level 35 is trivial and still very free. I have something like 12 - 14 levels on that just from story content and running one rift a day.

There are plenty of faults with D:I. It certainly isn’t perfect. Most of the complaints I see, however, seem to be things like this. Things that make it seem like the person making the comment or review has never actually played the game at all…
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Re: Epic Adding NFT Game
Jun 6, 2022, 15:38
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Re: Epic Adding NFT Game Jun 6, 2022, 15:38
Jun 6, 2022, 15:38
 
I don’t get why software companies keep doing this. Has it worked out well for any of them?
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Re: Game Reviews
Jun 5, 2022, 21:13
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Re: Game Reviews Jun 5, 2022, 21:13
Jun 5, 2022, 21:13
 
Teddy wrote on Jun 4, 2022, 23:24:
JeffD wrote on Jun 4, 2022, 19:49:
Yes so after several hours of playing, it is just a worse version of Diablo 3 that you need to pay more money for in micro transactions. It just made me want to load up Diablo 3 again. It's not a bad game but the regular game is still better so there's no reason to play.

If you're playing on PC, absolutely. It's a mediocre game. On a phone, it's a bit of a different story. Honestly, it has the tightest controls that I've ever seen in a phone-based action game and the flaws in the graphics don't stand out on a smaller screen the way they do on a larger one. It's a great game to pass the time on my phone if I'm stuck waiting somewhere, but I certainly wouldn't sit down at my computer to play it.

I was assuming I was going to hate this even if it was good as I hate touch controls for anything that isn't turn based. This, however, actually controls very well. Overall I think it is a pretty fun game for when you need to kill time waiting on a to-go order or something.

I am also starting to suspect that all the micro transaction talk is just bait for clicks. I am level 44 or 45 and I just did the first 8 person "raid", and I have yet to feel the need to buy anything. Even if it was free and I just had to click a button, there just hasn't really been anything I couldn't easily get from regular game play. Maybe it is all at the end game level? If so, meh, I don't see myself ever having any interest in that anyway.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
May 17, 2022, 15:38
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Re: Morning Mobilization May 17, 2022, 15:38
May 17, 2022, 15:38
 
I mean I dislike the change, but that’s the norm. When your cable company, Netflix, trash pickup etc changes their price they don’t ask you. They notify you and either you cancel or it goes up.

I assumed this was already this case.
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Mar 27, 2022, 14:55
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Re: Saturday Metaverse Mar 27, 2022, 14:55
Mar 27, 2022, 14:55
 
Looks like a lot of people throwing money at yet another Chrome clone. This one’s advantages appear to be… changing a couple of settings to what they should be by default and having things usually accomplished with extensions being built in. I mean, I guess that is more than Edge can say, so good for them.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Mar 19, 2022, 11:01
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Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 19, 2022, 11:01
Mar 19, 2022, 11:01
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 19, 2022, 10:50:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 19, 2022, 05:49:
Jivaro wrote on Mar 18, 2022, 22:20:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 18, 2022, 20:45:
Dreyerdaughter swears by Apple Maps.
I use it too. I like the look and interface. No idea if its more or less accurate. I haven't run into anybody yet or driven off an incomplete bridge.
I used Apple maps when delivering pizza. It was nice to see stop signs due to all the condensed smaller neighborhoods in Kentucky
Let me guess, iOS or mobile only? Either that or I am apparently a complete idiot. Because I went to: https://www.apple.com/maps/ and I'll be damned if I can even figure out how to get it to even display any map.

That isn't Apple Maps, but an information page about what Apple Maps is. It is the MapKit API (basically) and it isn't restricted to mobile apps, other places like DuckDuckGo use it. Apple just doesn't offer a web search type version on their website as they aren't really structured like / in the same market as Google.
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Re: OotB: Finally!
Mar 18, 2022, 23:51
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Re: OotB: Finally! Mar 18, 2022, 23:51
Mar 18, 2022, 23:51
 
PHJF wrote on Mar 18, 2022, 22:23:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Mar 18, 2022, 20:24:
PHJF wrote on Mar 18, 2022, 19:22:
...I made a big ol pot of chili last night...tons o beans...

You did not succeed in making chili. You succeeded in making bean soup.

That's funny, and here I thought the dish was named chili because it is... made with chili peppers. Or did I say I'd made chili con carne?

Fear not! I have come to make peace (or at least focus your hatred in my direction) as chili should have chili, meat, and beans! It is not called frijoles or chili con frijoles. You both can, in defiance of the laws of nature and man, continue to make your incomplete chilis - just know they have been found lacking.

Though if I had to pick between the two I would go for the meat version. Purely veggie chili is the least ideal (though still perfectly fine) for me. Also, I believe the origin of the dish was to disguise past prime meat with the chili sort of similar to central / eastern European paprika heavy soup and stew dishes.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Mar 18, 2022, 23:25
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Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 18, 2022, 23:25
Mar 18, 2022, 23:25
 
Jivaro wrote on Mar 18, 2022, 22:20:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 18, 2022, 20:45:
Dreyerdaughter swears by Apple Maps.

I use it too. I like the look and interface. No idea if its more or less accurate. I haven't run into anybody yet or driven off an incomplete bridge.

I use both, probably around 50/50. That said only Google Maps has ever tried to kill me. It took me down a relatively new and modern looking road in a rather rural area, in the middle of the night, that ended in a pit... Given the state of the rest of the road I am guessing it was a recent sink hole type of situation that just hadn't been maps updated / signs posted yet due to it being so far out of the way. That kind of memory sticks with you nonetheless.
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Re: The Wolf Among Us 2 Next Year
Feb 9, 2022, 21:51
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Re: The Wolf Among Us 2 Next Year Feb 9, 2022, 21:51
Feb 9, 2022, 21:51
 
I really enjoyed the original and I hadn't heard anything about 2 in so long I was starting to think it wasn't getting made. Glad to see it looks like it is.
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Re: etc.
Feb 1, 2022, 07:21
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Feb 1, 2022, 07:21
 
I am not going to say that I have much hope for an Alice series, but there is certainly enough story and atmosphere there that it could make for a good series.
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Re: C&C Sole Survivor Community Server Project
Jan 31, 2022, 19:31
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Re: C&C Sole Survivor Community Server Project Jan 31, 2022, 19:31
Jan 31, 2022, 19:31
 
Jivaro wrote on Jan 31, 2022, 14:12:
The only game in the series I didn't want to play. Glad some folks found a way to make it fun for them.

Well, I mean there was Tiberian Twilight... Urk
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