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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: FarmVille to Buy the Farm
Sep 29, 2020, 09:53
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Re: FarmVille to Buy the Farm Sep 29, 2020, 09:53
Sep 29, 2020, 09:53
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 28, 2020, 12:30:
Blue wrote on Sep 28, 2020, 12:18:
Pallais wrote on Sep 28, 2020, 12:12:
Oops, the posting year is 2002 instead of 2020. I was wondering why things being tweeted weren't on the main page.

Operator error. All fixed now.
Home page is still showing 2002.

Was a better year anyway, working as intended IMO.
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Re: Game Reviews
Sep 29, 2020, 00:22
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Re: Game Reviews Sep 29, 2020, 00:22
Sep 29, 2020, 00:22
 
Age of Empires 3 is the most recent mainline game in the series, but in many ways it's also the one that's aged most poorly

And that was all I needed to read from that reviewer. Sorry, I loved AoE 1 as much as anyone but wow even it’s updated rerelease has aged like expired dairy in summer heat... The AI, the path finding (and this is from someone proficient in dealing with SC1 Dragoon PFing), the everything. AoE III wasn’t as good a game in its day as AoE I was in its, but even the original non-remaster edition of 3 comes out far ahead of the remaster of I.

Same as ever, you can still have fun with all 3, but this reviewer doesn’t seem to have spent any meaningful recent time with any of these titles.
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Re: Command & Conquer Turns 25
Sep 27, 2020, 22:54
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Re: Command & Conquer Turns 25 Sep 27, 2020, 22:54
Sep 27, 2020, 22:54
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 27, 2020, 22:40:
I would love another Dune RTS. I tried getting Dune 2000 working a while back and it was an abysmal failure.

Here you go.

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Re: etc.
Sep 27, 2020, 22:11
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Re: etc. Sep 27, 2020, 22:11
Sep 27, 2020, 22:11
 
more often than not you come away with nothing. It's not a good ROI for the energy expended.

Uh, you have any kind of source for that? If there was a time when humans failed more often than they succeeded in acquiring meat, it was an extremely long time ago and not reflected in historical record or in most existing hunter / gatherer cultures today.

Humans are now and have been throughout history quite successful at hunting, trapping, and the obvious elephant (or cow) in the room - domestication.
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Re: Game Reviews
Sep 24, 2020, 23:21
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Re: Game Reviews Sep 24, 2020, 23:21
Sep 24, 2020, 23:21
 
fakespyder wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 22:27:
Mafia has denuvo drm

That is disappointing, though the middling review scores are more troubling. I will probably still end up picking this up at some point, but I think it is firmly on the 'big sale only' list.
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Re: Morning Metaverse
Sep 22, 2020, 18:12
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Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 22, 2020, 18:12
Sep 22, 2020, 18:12
 
I don’t know that if needed a second season, I didn’t even know it had one planned.

The first was good, but I didn’t see anything that would have been compelling for a second season.
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Re: Hades Sells a Million
Sep 21, 2020, 19:25
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Re: Hades Sells a Million Sep 21, 2020, 19:25
Sep 21, 2020, 19:25
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 13:54:
Never heard of it, that I remember, .. now I'll have to go look at it.

It was in early access since 2018, but just recently released proper. I recommend it. It is on sale until the 24th or something.
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Re: Game Reviews
Sep 21, 2020, 00:55
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Re: Game Reviews Sep 21, 2020, 00:55
Sep 21, 2020, 00:55
 
I generally loathe the term ‘roguelike’, particularly because it is so often bestowed on things decidedly un-Roguelike, but Hades is both a very good game and a title that actually is somewhat Rogue-like. I rather recommend it.
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits
Sep 20, 2020, 19:43
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Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 20, 2020, 19:43
Sep 20, 2020, 19:43
 
This one isn’t much of an article. It is basically: buy a used desktop computer, hope it has a decent PSU, throw in a mid tier video card, la fin!
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer
Sep 16, 2020, 11:04
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer Sep 16, 2020, 11:04
Sep 16, 2020, 11:04
 
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 10:07:
Jonjonz wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 06:18:
I played the original Crysis a year or two ago, it ran fine on my potato, but there was something just off about the proportions and scale, I could never put my finger on it, it just looked odd, like playing Just Cause or Far Cry through a foot of very clear water. The models and detail were nice, but there it was very uncanny valley to me.

Is uncanny valley the opposite? Meaning so life like it is uncanny?

The uncanny valley is the relationship curve between the like real and the indistinguishable from real. Basically the more human something appears is comforting, to a point, but past that point it just gets weird / uncomfortable. If you subscribe to that hypothesis that is.
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer
Sep 16, 2020, 08:17
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Re: Crysis Remastered 8K Trailer Sep 16, 2020, 08:17
Sep 16, 2020, 08:17
 
ExGemini wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 07:54:
I'm down for the updated graphics and all, but did they fix the AI or not?

I mean, I guess you can still chuck washing machines at North Koreans until... aliens, just now in 8k. Does that require much AI? I was never that clear on my characters motivation in the original.
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Re: Get Railway Empire and Where The Water Tastes Like Wine for Free
Sep 10, 2020, 23:32
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Re: Get Railway Empire and Where The Water Tastes Like Wine for Free Sep 10, 2020, 23:32
Sep 10, 2020, 23:32
 
I know absolutely nothing about Where the Water, but I have heard good thing about Railway Empire just always with the caveat that it gets old rather quickly. While that is a major concern in a retail game, it is a relatively minor quirk when the game is free.
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Re: Game Reviews
Sep 8, 2020, 20:59
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Re: Game Reviews Sep 8, 2020, 20:59
Sep 8, 2020, 20:59
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 7, 2020, 16:33:
KoA is a cash grab. That reviewers have positive verdicts for this remaster that should be 1/3rd of the price they are asking, is just insane. I'll actually use the reviews of this game to blacklist another huge batch of reviewers. For the life of me I can hardly see any difference between the original and this remaster.

That said, I have never seen any remaster worth their price.

I thought that the StarCraft remaster was worth its price, but it was also ~$14.99 right after launch (if it didn't just launch at that price, I know it was cheap enough to be an impulse buy for me anyway).
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Re: Game Reviews
Sep 7, 2020, 16:11
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Re: Game Reviews Sep 7, 2020, 16:11
Sep 7, 2020, 16:11
 
I haven’t been following this but it has been in the back of my mind as a “I really should try that if they do a remaster” title. I heard some good things about it from friends once it got cheap.
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Re: The Last Campfire Released
Sep 3, 2020, 11:46
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Re: The Last Campfire Released Sep 3, 2020, 11:46
Sep 3, 2020, 11:46
 
The description of the game is especially short

In all fairness, I think that is basically their entire website. Epic would have to start writing material for them to get anything more.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Sep 3, 2020, 09:45
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Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 3, 2020, 09:45
Sep 3, 2020, 09:45
 
Rocket League

I think the ship has sailed on that F2P Summer 2020, but if they keep their nose to the grindstone they might still make 2020!

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Re: Ubisoft Changing Tom Clancy Mobile Game Intro After Backlash
Aug 30, 2020, 18:37
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Re: Ubisoft Changing Tom Clancy Mobile Game Intro After Backlash Aug 30, 2020, 18:37
Aug 30, 2020, 18:37
 
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 30, 2020, 12:42:
Humanity, your premier sh1tshow since the beginning of time.


Hey now, you don’t know that comments on Dinochan were any better! I mean, probably yeah, but you don’t know for sure!
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Re: Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster in October, Maybe
Aug 29, 2020, 16:08
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Re: Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster in October, Maybe Aug 29, 2020, 16:08
Aug 29, 2020, 16:08
 
I really enjoyed Mass Effect. I even rather enjoyed 3, but I don’t know if it is a series I need to revisit, as least not yet.

It could be neat for anyone who missed out though, assuming they don’t muck some part of it up.
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Re: Microsoft Backs Epic in Apple Dispute
Aug 24, 2020, 10:05
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Re: Microsoft Backs Epic in Apple Dispute Aug 24, 2020, 10:05
Aug 24, 2020, 10:05
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 24, 2020, 08:16:
Google, Apple, and Microsoft are all walled gardens. The only platform of the three you can sideload applications on is Google's...after a bit of tinkering. Even so, for most people, it's still a walled garden.

There really is no one to root for here.

Google doesn’t officially allow that though, do they? I mean it obviously isn’t as difficult as a jail break on iOS (not that a jail break is difficult, small children do it all the time, just more so than side loading), but as far as the EULA / legalize on phones isn’t it the same thing?

At any rate, you don’t have to sideload on Windows and if you wanted to you can on Xbox, unless that has changed.

You can also side load on iOS in an approved way, though the software will only be signed for a limited time period. A week or two I think (it is intended for amateur developer testing) after which you will have to resign again. The main reason it isn’t more common is that most users don’t want to side load applications they have or can get the source code for.
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Re: Quake Arcade Tournament Edition Released
Aug 16, 2020, 14:40
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Re: Quake Arcade Tournament Edition Released Aug 16, 2020, 14:40
Aug 16, 2020, 14:40
 
As someone who owned and once made the decision to move a 38” CRT TV, because idiocy and youth are common bedfellows, pairing a CRT with a trackball makes my back and brain hurt. :/
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