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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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May 23, 2007
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Re: Fallout 76 Fallout Worlds Announced
Jul 20, 2021, 23:10
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Re: Fallout 76 Fallout Worlds Announced Jul 20, 2021, 23:10
Jul 20, 2021, 23:10
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I don't think I would have ever tried 76 if it wasn't just a title on Game Pass, but since it was I have played a fair bit of it and found it mostly fun. Not great, but there is very much some fun to be had. That said, if they were going to design the game the way they ultimately did, this really is the way it should have started, not the way it eventually will become.
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Re: Steam Deck Announced
Jul 15, 2021, 19:35
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Re: Steam Deck Announced Jul 15, 2021, 19:35
Jul 15, 2021, 19:35
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Verno wrote on Jul 15, 2021, 19:23:
Hades
Xcom 2
Wasteland 3
Basically any AA or indie game
And so on.

Hades is great on the Switch. That type of game just lends itself to mobile play (at least IMO) and it controls surprisingly well. I would assume the same would be true here.
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Re: Op Ed
Jul 11, 2021, 01:24
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Re: Op Ed Jul 11, 2021, 01:24
Jul 11, 2021, 01:24
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HorrorScope wrote on Jul 10, 2021, 19:55:
It all depends. In a number of games they do have some new content, but typically level freebies as well. I'm popping in and out of enough games with seasons/constant updates. It's not possible to hit them all, nor do I even attempt. But it's good to know the games are still being developed and hopefully improved so when I do come back there is a lot to do and then I'll get some seasonal bonuses as well. I think it's how you look at it. For more competitive people it's a new beginning in some ways. Without seasons the games would probably even more bland, consider that.

I get what you are saying but (this kind of goes back to what I said in my other post) that only really applies if it is new content that you can get to in a reasonable amount of time. Otherwise, while it still may be beneficial, it really only is so for people who primarily play just that game. Those of us who like to play 2 or 3 at a time, it is simply a disincentive.
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Re: Op Ed
Jul 10, 2021, 15:12
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Jul 10, 2021, 15:12
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Rhett wrote on Jul 10, 2021, 11:23:
I didn't read it, but I agree.. too many seasons. It's more offputting than anything, unless the season is easy to complete. Dauntless does it right - everything you do makes progress on the season, and if you play anything more than casually you can be done with it within a week or week and a half.

I haven't played Dauntless in quite a while, but from what I remember that is spot on. Another that mostly gets it right is Forza Horizon 4 with its "Series" (because seasons are actual seasons there). The PvP bit there is somewhat off putting, but that is really only because you either have to make a pre-formed group for it, or risk spending tons of time due to the random nature of who you get for team mates. That said, you can get most everything without doing those.

Most other games I just end up ignoring seasonal content in.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Jul 6, 2021, 18:07
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Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 6, 2021, 18:07
Jul 6, 2021, 18:07
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WaltSee wrote on Jul 6, 2021, 17:10:
Same-old, same-old...Edge ships with Windows...FF x64 DE is far better, imo. Really don't like Edge. Doesn't by any means mean that more people use and like Edge--that I simply cannot believe...;)

Not only does it ship with it, it will forcibly set it as your default and nag you if you try to change it. In some cases it will even change your default browser back to Edge after you have changed it. Windows notifies you that “something” (yeah, me) changed your browser, but it is ok, don’t worry, because Windows changed it back to Edge! And changed your PDF association…

Their browser market share is actually surprisingly small when you consider they’ve essentially gone back to their pre-United States v. Microsoft behavior…
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Re: Holy minimum requirements Batman!
Jul 6, 2021, 17:41
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Re: Holy minimum requirements Batman! Jul 6, 2021, 17:41
Jul 6, 2021, 17:41
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GothicWizard wrote on Jul 6, 2021, 00:07:
> I am not going to speculate on what casual gamers have right now,

You just fucking did.

> but a lot of laptops are still shipping (right now) with 4 - 6 GB of RAM.

Define "a lot", more then 20%? More then 50%?

>They shouldn't be, Windows 10 does not work well at all in that range, but it still is. Until COVID / etc production restrictions let up, you should expect RAM chip and GPU production to be down.

Nice red herring, but not the core point you made, we're discussing you thinking 16gig for a game in 2021 as "steep" and implying a notable amount of gamers don't have that much.


Red herring and my thinking what now? I just noted that RAM production is down and prices up so more computers than you would think are shipping with small amounts of RAM. I didn’t say anything about the system reqs.

Did you confuse me with another poster?

EDIT: I also just did what? There literally wasn’t any thing from me before that…
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Re: Holy minimum requirements Batman!
Jul 5, 2021, 22:40
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Re: Holy minimum requirements Batman! Jul 5, 2021, 22:40
Jul 5, 2021, 22:40
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GothicWizard wrote on Jul 5, 2021, 19:02:
WitcherOntheProwl wrote on Jul 4, 2021, 15:20:
16 GB of ram as the minimum for this game? That will anger some casual gamers. The 8600/1600x requirement also may do that too. These specs are a bit steep. Looks like they want to cover all their bases.

You think 16gig is 'steep', you think most 'casual' gamers have 4 or 8gig of RAM? Seriously? 2005 called and wants their RAM specs back. If you are buying bottom of the barrel pcs or laptops with 4gig RAM playing games aside from browser games isn't even a consideration, casual or otherwise.

I am not going to speculate on what casual gamers have right now, but a lot of laptops are still shipping (right now) with 4 - 6 GB of RAM. They shouldn't be, Windows 10 does not work well at all in that range, but it still is. Until COVID / etc production restrictions let up, you should expect RAM chip and GPU production to be down.
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Re: EA Denies In-Game Ad Plans
Jul 5, 2021, 20:11
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Re: EA Denies In-Game Ad Plans Jul 5, 2021, 20:11
Jul 5, 2021, 20:11
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It wouldn't be that much of a stretch. They already had ads in 2142. Some of the NCAA games also basically had ads, but I was mostly fine with those since stuff like "Old Spice redzone" is exactly the kind of thing you see when you watch actual football.
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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt Specs
Jul 5, 2021, 08:53
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Re: Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt Specs Jul 5, 2021, 08:53
Jul 5, 2021, 08:53
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the upcoming free to play battle royale based on the World of Darkness universe

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Re: Overwatch League Facing Antitrust Inquiry
Jul 3, 2021, 22:21
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Re: Overwatch League Facing Antitrust Inquiry Jul 3, 2021, 22:21
Jul 3, 2021, 22:21
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Cutter wrote on Jul 3, 2021, 17:41:
I'll never understand salary caps in sports yet anywhere else in the private sector - and even management in sports - has no such caps beyond what a board/shareholders may set. Billy Beane proved beyond a doubt that money isn't everything in sports.

The idea is that buying a winning team reduces interest in the sport and that it behooves everyone to spread things around at least somewhat. Every team needs some fans or it can't exist. You can't win the championship of just you, you need opponents. If other teams can't maintain enough fans and dissolve, your own value as the premier team decreases.

Businesses are fine with competition going under. They enjoy a monopoly because their value is in the end product, not viewing and enjoying the competition. It is an apples and oranges kind of thing. You can sell a product / service or a performance. If it is a performance you either need to be really good at what you do or have a supporting cast. One person shows aren't all that popular.
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Re: Diablo III Season 23 Ends Soon
Jul 2, 2021, 20:30
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Re: Diablo III Season 23 Ends Soon Jul 2, 2021, 20:30
Jul 2, 2021, 20:30
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Kxmode wrote on Jul 2, 2021, 19:54:
"Given the prices we charge for microtransactions, what sort of improvements have been made in Season 24... I mean, um, Diablo 3 Season 24?"
"This season we put a "24" on the graphic."

What microtransations? Did they add something? All I remember is the expansion and the necromancer mini-expansion.
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Re: Diablo IV Art Update
Jun 30, 2021, 19:54
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Re: Diablo IV Art Update Jun 30, 2021, 19:54
Jun 30, 2021, 19:54
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You can choose from a variety of personas and customize them with a slew of detail options during character creation.

They only show a few, so I am not entirely buying that it will be a "slew", but if it is even a decent variety that is awesome in my book. I mean obviously Diablo doesn't need tons of character customization (considering prior sales), but it is always something that I thought would be a neat addition.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Jun 27, 2021, 21:06
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jun 27, 2021, 21:06
Jun 27, 2021, 21:06
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Cutter wrote on Jun 27, 2021, 20:21:
Clearly Biden and the Dems don't care about those workers yet no one bats an eye. If it were Trump we'd never hear the end of it.

I feel like Covid related chip production issues were a thing under Trump and were mentioned. I also feel like Covid related chip production issues are a thing right now and are being mentioned in the very thread you are replying to, so Confused
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077's
Jun 27, 2021, 21:01
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077's Jun 27, 2021, 21:01
Jun 27, 2021, 21:01
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eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 27, 2021, 18:13:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 27, 2021, 14:46:
The majority of 600 have been releasing patches/improvements at the rate of a 10 man team... at best.

7 months for a few minor patches and no implemented police nor implemented subways/trains

I think it's more like a 2 man team.

I think criticism here is completely valid, but I also think you are grossly underestimating what goes into software development. Even if they pushed a designer into also being a full time coder, there still would have to be several QA people (and that is for the level of CP2077, generally there would need to be a lot for something to come out inside of a year), and at least a couple more people working on models / animation / textures / localization issues.

I do get that you were almost certainly being hyperbolic, but 2 man is a bit of a stretch even there.
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Re: Diablo II: Resurrected Beta in August, Release in September
Jun 27, 2021, 20:06
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Jun 27, 2021, 20:06
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in the original 800x600 experience

Inauthentic, I demand 640x480! And to have my characters deleted every 90 days!!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jun 19, 2021, 23:39
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Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2021, 23:39
Jun 19, 2021, 23:39
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 19, 2021, 17:59:
1900 Gallons of Water are needed to make 1 pound of almonds.

While something like this number is probably close (and something that should be considered), it isn't like that water is gone. It returns to the cycle, the problem there is the when and where. However, the more interesting element in play, that I don't think we completely understand, is how that interacts with increasing sea levels and how we utilize desalination.

I understand the basic elements and processes in play, but I have no idea when it comes to the outcomes. Uhoh
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 11, 2021, 19:46
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 11, 2021, 19:46
Jun 11, 2021, 19:46
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The original Advance had some issues, but I still miss my Advance SP that was stolen. Such a great little system with insane battery life. 10 - 12 hours (IIRC) in 2003 with back light was pretty crazy.
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Re: Rugby 22 Announced
May 27, 2021, 22:46
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Re: Rugby 22 Announced May 27, 2021, 22:46
May 27, 2021, 22:46
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Cutter wrote on May 26, 2021, 20:57:
I played rugby in high school as well. I like it, but like football, I'd rather watch it, or play it IRL, but sports video games do nothing for me.


Oh? I don't actually run into too many other US (or am I remembering incorrectly?) players. League or union? I was almost exclusively a flanker, so obviously larger format for me.
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Re: etc.
May 27, 2021, 22:38
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May 27, 2021, 22:38
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I like Jennifer Hale and it wouldn't be some horrible travesty if they did shoehorn Shepard in 4, but (my, obviously) Shepard died to become the Reaper's Jiminy Cricket or something. I was fine with that. I don't know that we need to re-revive him or her.
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Re: Rugby 22 Announced
May 26, 2021, 20:24
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May 26, 2021, 20:24
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As someone who played rugby in high school and liked gaming, I always wanted there to be a great rugby game... but I don't there ever really has been. There was a pretty good one in the PS2 era, but it wasn't quite great and the sequel was meh at best. Not holding my breath, but I will follow this with interest.
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