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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: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 24, 2021, 16:29
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Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 24, 2021, 16:29
Jan 24, 2021, 16:29
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HorrorScope wrote on Jan 24, 2021, 11:56:
Each has a place and poo poo'ing any of these means we just have a crabby opinion about anything.

As someone with both mechanical and smart watches, who largely looks at my computer or phone screen to see the time, that is about how I feel.

Different things for different occasions. My mechanicals are basically just jewelry even if they are chronographs, but I like them. My smart watch probably is a bit wasteful, but I like the myriad of face options for displaying all kinds of different data. I never cared for digital watches but that is just a personal preference. There are people who enjoy those and they have their reasons.
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Re: Vicarious Visions Working on Diablo II Remake: Report
Jan 24, 2021, 14:42
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Re: Vicarious Visions Working on Diablo II Remake: Report Jan 24, 2021, 14:42
Jan 24, 2021, 14:42
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640x480, the expansion added 800x600.

It didn’t matter as much because the way CRTs worked though.
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Re: Alleged Resident Evil 4 Remake Development Allegedly Rebooted
Jan 23, 2021, 14:31
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Re: Alleged Resident Evil 4 Remake Development Allegedly Rebooted Jan 23, 2021, 14:31
Jan 23, 2021, 14:31
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Was RE4 good? I couldn't tell because the PC version was so broken you couldn't play it at all.

I still think it is the best Resident Evil game, but I also only ever played it on the GameCube. Have any of the RE PC ports been good? I was under the impression that they were almost universally bad.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Jan 23, 2021, 14:20
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Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 23, 2021, 14:20
Jan 23, 2021, 14:20
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I don't know that not wanting to hosts someone's lies amounts to censorship. The problem content was misinformation. Twitter didn't ban anyone for posting thoughts on corporate taxes or healthcare...
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jan 21, 2021, 09:55
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 21, 2021, 09:55
Jan 21, 2021, 09:55
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I don’t think it would produce enough to be of concern given its size, but I really don’t know. I do know that UV light can rapidly age plastics, so it doesn’t seem like a good idea anyway.

That and they seem to be protecting PCs from the wrong kind of virus.
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Re: HITMAN 3 Released
Jan 20, 2021, 19:20
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Re: HITMAN 3 Released Jan 20, 2021, 19:20
Jan 20, 2021, 19:20
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ECisMe wrote on Jan 20, 2021, 13:19:
Until I have some kind of solid, provable assurance that I can play my Hitman 1/2 licenses in Hitman 3, I am not purchasing this game on Epic.

Nothing about that is unreasonable, but I am curious if that is because you are concerned about getting what was promised, or if you are more excited about the old levels in the new engine?

People can be legitimately angry about this, obviously, but it almost seems like they should have considered a ‘remaster’ instead of a new game in terms of demand.
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Re: EQI Released for Free
Jan 19, 2021, 09:54
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Re: EQI Released for Free Jan 19, 2021, 09:54
Jan 19, 2021, 09:54
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Solemn-Philosopher wrote on Jan 18, 2021, 14:48:
For a moment I thought this was a free-to-play re-release of EverQuest 1.

I don’t know any of the details, as I have never tried it, but Everquest has been released as F2P.
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Re: PC sales are the healthiest they've been in a decade.
Jan 18, 2021, 12:02
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Re: PC sales are the healthiest they've been in a decade. Jan 18, 2021, 12:02
Jan 18, 2021, 12:02
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Simon Says wrote on Jan 17, 2021, 21:08:
- Massive shortages
- Pervasive botting
- Unrelenting scalping
- Skyrocketing prices

"Healthiest"

For corps and shareholders... yes, for everyone else? LOL

Those are things that happen when demand exceeds supply. I don’t think they would call a hardware glut healthiest. Maybe “best for consumers”, but they wouldn’t use “healthiest” for the opposite.

I imagine people spending more time at home / working from home has led to a lot of upgrades and that is a big part of it, but I choose to place blame for any downsides solely on the coin miners. Because I can.
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Re: Fallout: The Frontier Mod for Fallout: New Vegas
Jan 17, 2021, 00:07
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Re: Fallout: The Frontier Mod for Fallout: New Vegas Jan 17, 2021, 00:07
Jan 17, 2021, 00:07
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With the exception of some mods (for things like Arcanum) I don't think I really ever been able to get fully into game mods after a certain window, but this could certainly be one of those exceptions.
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Re: Ubisoft Making Open World Star Wars Game
Jan 13, 2021, 18:51
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Re: Ubisoft Making Open World Star Wars Game Jan 13, 2021, 18:51
Jan 13, 2021, 18:51
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Darks wrote on Jan 13, 2021, 17:36:
I'm worried that this game with become too much like the Divisions grindy formula cover based game. A Laser Blaster/Light Saber sponge enemies. Massive does not have much experience with normal balancing of a game. I see this being a Jedi on Coruscant city type game. Doing missions or bounties out the ying yang.


Hope I'm wrong, but I just don't see this as being anything less then that.


I never really got into the Division games, though friends convinced me to buy them... As in plural, because I am an idiot and picked up the second too, but they seem to have been pretty well received by players. I would be interested in a SW universe game in <genre I am interested in>, so I would have to (without enthusiasm) call that a good idea if it is what they go with. Not what I want, but something others would enjoy.

EDIT: is whitespace on mobile broken?
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Re: Ubisoft Making Open World Star Wars Game
Jan 13, 2021, 12:43
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Re: Ubisoft Making Open World Star Wars Game Jan 13, 2021, 12:43
Jan 13, 2021, 12:43
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Jan 13, 2021, 12:04:
Star Rayman: The Great Escape from Coruscant !

I mean, I would probably buy that.
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Re: New Indiana Jones Game Revealed
Jan 13, 2021, 08:56
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Re: New Indiana Jones Game Revealed Jan 13, 2021, 08:56
Jan 13, 2021, 08:56
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to Machine Games, who made some of the best shooters of the past decade

Did they do anything besides those Wolfenstein follow ups and that Quake pack (which I never played)? I don’t mean to imply that those were bad or anything, just curious if I missed something.
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077
Jan 11, 2021, 15:05
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Re: Polish Government Looking into Cyberpunk 2077 Jan 11, 2021, 15:05
Jan 11, 2021, 15:05
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Not to mention the freak show at the Capitol building

No, I think those people were mad about polls. These are Poles.
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Re: Sunday Mobilization
Jan 10, 2021, 21:14
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Re: Sunday Mobilization Jan 10, 2021, 21:14
Jan 10, 2021, 21:14
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Given how awful people can be on social media and not get banned I don’t think I ever want to look there...

I guess I simply don’t ‘get’ all the threats etc. OK, you disagree with someone on the internet, that happens. I don’t understand how your mind would go from there to threats of physical violence. Even if someone can somehow justify making that jump (which you can’t) or they don’t go through with it, how is it step two in their thought process?
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Re: Hacker used ransomware to lock victims in their IoT chastity 'belt'
Jan 10, 2021, 18:48
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Re: Hacker used ransomware to lock victims in their IoT chastity 'belt' Jan 10, 2021, 18:48
Jan 10, 2021, 18:48
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Jan 10, 2021, 13:47:
It's even weirder than it sounds if you scrolled right past it. This is actually a chastity 'cage' for men to wear, not a woman's chastity belt.

Yup, apparently some men are wearing an IoT lockable cage around their junk.

Product link

That looks terrifying...
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Re: Amazon Video Game Best Sellers of 2020
Jan 10, 2021, 16:26
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Re: Amazon Video Game Best Sellers of 2020 Jan 10, 2021, 16:26
Jan 10, 2021, 16:26
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eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 10, 2021, 07:54:
MattyC wrote on Jan 9, 2021, 23:49:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 7, 2021, 21:53:
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 7, 2021, 20:47:
Uh, every console has a sub for playing games online, that doesn't mean every console game that connects to the internet is a GaaS. In fact, many of the real GaaS titles, the free to plays with oodles of MTX and battle passes and whatever else, are exempt from the online sub requirement because their ability to rake in cash is based on reaching as many players as possible.

You can get a cartridge with Animal Crossing on it, plug it in, and play a fully-functional game without ever going online. That does not sound like any GaaS I've ever heard of. They have had several free updates with seasonal events and new features, but they're free and optional... What GaaS does that? Any publisher who puts out actual GaaS titles is fucking disgusted by Nintendo for selling near 20 million copies of a game and NOT exploiting that audience with paid DLC and premium currencies and loot boxes.

I mean.. you are not wrong But on the other hand.. I doubt Nintendo would give Animal Crossing free updates if it weren't for that sub payment even if it isn't tied to the game directly. To me them all be GaaS. But at least for Switch platform maybe it's the entire platform that is a service instead of just 1 game.

The updates don’t require the service but visiting other players islands does, so they made the distinction. Anything else is just a hypothetical. It was still disingenuous to imply that AC requires Nintendo online (or whatever they are calling it).

When you call me disingenuous I gotta respond... because I said
The joke here is that Animal Crossing: New Horizons needs a subscription for online services

Nowhere did I say it requires it to run. And last I checked visiting other people is an online service. So mate.. what exactly is disingenuous here? ^^

Probably the “Animal Crossing: New Horizons needs a subscription for online services” bit? You still get the updates, which is what was being discussed, without a sub.
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Re: Amazon Video Game Best Sellers of 2020
Jan 9, 2021, 23:49
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Re: Amazon Video Game Best Sellers of 2020 Jan 9, 2021, 23:49
Jan 9, 2021, 23:49
 MattyC
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 7, 2021, 21:53:
jacobvandy wrote on Jan 7, 2021, 20:47:
Uh, every console has a sub for playing games online, that doesn't mean every console game that connects to the internet is a GaaS. In fact, many of the real GaaS titles, the free to plays with oodles of MTX and battle passes and whatever else, are exempt from the online sub requirement because their ability to rake in cash is based on reaching as many players as possible.

You can get a cartridge with Animal Crossing on it, plug it in, and play a fully-functional game without ever going online. That does not sound like any GaaS I've ever heard of. They have had several free updates with seasonal events and new features, but they're free and optional... What GaaS does that? Any publisher who puts out actual GaaS titles is fucking disgusted by Nintendo for selling near 20 million copies of a game and NOT exploiting that audience with paid DLC and premium currencies and loot boxes.

I mean.. you are not wrong But on the other hand.. I doubt Nintendo would give Animal Crossing free updates if it weren't for that sub payment even if it isn't tied to the game directly. To me them all be GaaS. But at least for Switch platform maybe it's the entire platform that is a service instead of just 1 game.

The updates don’t require the service but visiting other players islands does, so they made the distinction. Anything else is just a hypothetical. It was still disingenuous to imply that AC requires Nintendo online (or whatever they are calling it).
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jan 6, 2021, 21:41
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 6, 2021, 21:41
Jan 6, 2021, 21:41
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 6, 2021, 20:00:
"I bought a $600 graphics card to play Quake 2 with ray tracing."

cool, we've all been there

I mean, it does look really cool. Is it wrong that I really kind of want a version for Q1 & Team Fortress?
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Re: Saturday Metaverse
Jan 2, 2021, 23:12
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Re: Saturday Metaverse Jan 2, 2021, 23:12
Jan 2, 2021, 23:12
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Dev wrote on Jan 2, 2021, 22:10:
BobbyG wrote on Jan 2, 2021, 19:55:
I'm a lifelong gamer who also is a crypto miner as a hobby. I use the same hardware that I use to game to mine cryptocurrencies when I'm not. It's been a really enjoyable hobby for me over the years. I hope this helps.
Any suggestions on how to get started into that? Like I have an idle 2080 (hopfully a 3080 or 3080 ti soon) except when I game plus solar, so...

A single 2080 isn’t really going to do much. You could join a pool, especially if you actually have the solar to push that, and make some.

That said one video card isn’t really doing much. Anyone who says otherwise is just trying to keep public awareness up in their efunbucks.
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Re: You can still upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 for free.
Jan 2, 2021, 22:59
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Re: You can still upgrade Windows 7 and 8.1 systems to Windows 10 for free. Jan 2, 2021, 22:59
Jan 2, 2021, 22:59
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 2, 2021, 15:46:
Genesys wrote on Jan 2, 2021, 15:39:
I upgraded four of my relatives' PCs to Windows 10 over the last year, and switched them to SSDs at the same time. It's like buying a new one.
You're not joking.
Even a woefully underpowered, practically unusable system can be brought back to life with a solid state disc.

I restored a T61 Thinkpad, so prehistoric, for my better half to have a second computer for some awful old Windows only software. Working from home requires such measures. This was 100% made possible by a SSD, you aren’t kidding. EDIT: either

A lot of people are used to 5400 RPM hard drives. We should have outlawed those for anything other than backups 15 years ago, but they are shockingly common in OEM machines still. That and 4 gigs of RAM :|. Upgrading just those two things can make a million year old PC seem downright quick.
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