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Nickname Caladell
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Signed On Aug 25, 2007, 00:55
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News Comments > Windows 10 Game Mode Plans
43. Re: Windows 10 Game Mode Plans Jan 14, 2017, 10:34 Caladell
 
Slick wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 03:28:
Xil wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 02:49:
Avus wrote on Jan 14, 2017, 02:32:
My Windows 10 already has a game mode, it is called Steam. It also has a secondary game modes they are Origin and Uplay...

What I read on other sites it seems this will only work for UWP games. So probably not your steam collection then

Source?

I was reading that it's an OS thing, not a game-platform thing. It just detects a full-screen app (I'm assuming any full-screen app, I'm hoping) and you can toggle the behaviour if it will lock all the background bullshit down. I just want a switch on the settings UI that says "game mode" and all of a sudden I have all my RAM, CPU cycles, and the Network only allows user-selected apps to do anything. That's a dream Windows live performance setup.

What was that site? Black something? It had a list of all the old XP services in windows you could turn off without borking your system. Used to use it to tune old PCs before they became powerful enough to just not really bother. Most of that shit's still there, and a switch to turn it all off that doesn't involve editing registry keys would be positively delightful.

*edit HA! found it. MajorGeeks has an archive, as the original is down. Black Viper they called it. So great. Still relevant.

Blackviper was awesome. Just did a search, and looks like he's got something for Win10
Here
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Jan 11, 2017, 23:43 Caladell
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 11, 2017, 21:29:
I still don't get why Paizo isn't getting Pathfinder video games pumped out. I'd love to see a Pathfinder NWN type game.

I thought someone was working on one. I swear I remember hearing about that. May be confused though.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 29, 2016, 21:28 Caladell
 
UttiniDaKilrJawa wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 20:58:
Apple should countersue the parents for failure to properly educate their daughter in the proper use of motor vehicles and electronic communications devices .


Their daughter was 5. They were hit by another guy, who was using FaceTime.

Still, it's not Apple's fault. It's the idiot driver.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Goodbuy 2016 Sale
12. Re: GOG.com Goodbuy 2016 Sale Dec 24, 2016, 09:36 Caladell
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 22:28:
Retired wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 15:24:
Rigs wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 14:23:
Ok, someone explain the logic behind this? The Witcher 3 GOTY edition is $30 while the DLC-less original release is still...$40? WTF?! That makes absolutely NO sense to me whatsoever.

I like deals and sales, who doesn't? But when you can't understand the logic behind some of the choices at times, it kinda makes the ol' credit card slink back in the wallet...

=-Rigs-=

This is what I have been saying - their pricing is all jacked up most of the time.

It's a shame there isn't a Metacritic type site that takes all the deals from all these sites and puts it into one big list. I know there are some sites that kinda do that but one just specifically geared toward games. There are so many of these 'key' selling sites, I never knew! I was aware of and have used G2A before but I didn't know about Kinguin until today, nor was I aware of Bundlestars. I, of course, knew about Humble.

But we, here, at Blues, are a niche bunch. Those that are more casual, that think GameStop is hardcore (compared to Best Buy or Wal-Mart), probably don't know about these other sites. STEAM and GoG are the best known, I would imagine. And, as has been found, their pricing can be...confusing at times.

All I want is a list of games on one side and then a column for each site going across with their price for said game. And maybe highlight the lowest one (and put a purty green check mark next to it, too! ). Somebody here whip that up for us? I know we got some master programmers with L33T skilLz, yo! Script Kiddies welcome, too! Just don't ransomware my system while you're at it, eh?


=-Rigs-=

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News Comments > Dead by Daylight Free Weekend
2. Re: Dead by Daylight Free Weekend Dec 17, 2016, 00:30 Caladell
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 16, 2016, 14:54:
On the one hand, the premise of this game seems interesting. On the other hand, sounds like this is the ultimate griefing bullshit game, anybody with some actual experience playing it?

Why don't I just download it, you ask? Well, like most people under an ISP monopoly, I currently have a data cap.

Since you haven't gotten a reply, I'll throw in my two cents:

I only just grabbed it during the free weekend, so I only have about an hour and a half on it so far. With that said, here's some bullets for ya (in no particular order):

  • I don't see any griefing, at least in the early game. However, looking at Steam reviews, apparently that changes in the later game, due to perks

  • You gain points per match, which you spend on perks, equipment, etc.

  • On the survivor side, you have to repair some generators which give power to a door. Once that door is powered, you can open it to escape

  • Teamwork is definitely needed, as you can save each other, heal each other, and repair the generators together

  • On the killer side, you damage the people, then hang them up on hooks. Survivors can try to get off themselves, or have a teammate help them off. If that fails, they are sacrificed, and out of the game

  • After you escape, or are sacrificed, you have the option of going to another game, quitting altogether, or spectating your teammates

  • You have some warning when the killer gets close, with a sound cue of your heartbeat speeding up

  • A downfall is that there are no dedicated servers. The killer is the host of the game, so you're dependent on their connection. In my experience, it was pretty good, however

  • No in game chat. Survivors can only point, or motion to follow. Would be nice to have a thank emote though

  • When a killer is carrying someone, that person can try to wiggle free. Interestingly, it affects your heading when you're doing the carrying. Like the person is actually causing you to stagger


  • I know I'm forgetting some things, but that's all I can think of right now. So far, I think it's pretty damn fun. However, I can see it getting old after a bit, since, while there are different maps, there's only the one game mode.
     
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    News Comments > Game Reviews
    3. Re: Game Reviews Dec 9, 2016, 14:59 Caladell
     
    It is really well done, and I do plan on picking it up at some point. Definitely download the demo!  
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    News Comments > Blizzard's Unannounced First-Person Game
    21. Re: Blizzard's Unannounced First-Person Game Nov 22, 2016, 19:06 Caladell
     
    VaranDragon wrote on Nov 22, 2016, 11:23:
    Overwatch Expansion! *shock* *disbelief*


    /s

    Singleplayer campaign would be my guess.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
    2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 21, 2016, 20:54 Caladell
     
    RedEye9 wrote on Nov 21, 2016, 20:00:
    It's hard to tell the difference sometimes with as much shovel-ware that comes pre-installed.

    Ha! Good point...
     
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    News Comments > Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Minimum Requirements
    3. Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Minimum Requirements Oct 30, 2016, 15:23 Caladell
     
    nin wrote on Oct 30, 2016, 14:29:
    Fion wrote on Oct 30, 2016, 14:15:
    Didn't this game come out like.. 3 years ago? Who the hell is gonna buy a $60 remastered edition? Oh yea.. the entire console market.

    You mean 2007? That would be 9 years ago...and there's plenty of videos showing the improvements.


    Plus, this is a bonus that comes with the new Infinite Warfare.
     
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    News Comments > Steam Top 10
    29. Re: Morning Mobilization Oct 24, 2016, 20:03 Caladell
     
    jdreyer wrote on Oct 24, 2016, 03:31:
    Nine wrote on Oct 23, 2016, 18:47:
    one of Life's great truths:

    never buy a Civ game until at least the first expansion

    Buying Civ before the first expansion is one of the classic blunders. It's right up there with:
    - Never get involved in a land war in Asia
    - Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

    Damnit man! You're gonna make me watch it again. Which will be my..what? 20th? 30th? viewing? I don't even know anymore
     
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    News Comments > Heroes of the Storm Adds Hero
    2. Re: Heroes of the Storm Adds Hero Oct 19, 2016, 00:27 Caladell
     
    With all of the Sombra nonsense with Overwatch, it would be hilarious if they added her to this first.  
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    News Comments > etc.
    4. Re: etc. Oct 11, 2016, 20:46 Caladell
     
    I got past the race, but what I couldn't get past was a scene where you had to defend someone with a baseball bat. Of course, it had stupid follower AI, and the idiot would run into groups.
    Before that though, I thought it was a great game. Couldn't really get into 2. Not exactly interested in this one, especially after seeing gameplay vids.
     
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    News Comments > More Overwatch Sombra Hints?
    2. Re: More Overwatch Sombra Hints? Oct 9, 2016, 21:28 Caladell
     
    Exactly. The ARG stuff was interesting at first, but now...I don't even care. If she comes out, cool. If not, whatever.  
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    News Comments > ReCore Demo
    8. Re: ReCore Demo Oct 5, 2016, 17:50 Caladell
     
    For me personally, it's the fact that it doesn't ask you where to install. I had tried renting a couple movies a while back because they had a 99c sale. Anyway, it just kept erroring on me. Looking up the error code, I saw a lot of people getting that code, but no one knew what exactly it was. Mostly due to the fact that it was one of those generic error codes, which basically said, something's wrong.
    So, a couple weeks went by, and I periodically searched for the issue. Finally found the culprit. The store was set to download to a drive on my computer that didn't exist anymore. The setting for that is in a really odd location too.
    If it worked correctly, it would have immediately told me that the drive was unavailable, or at least said there wasn't space, then prompted a new location. Instead, it just threw up an error.

    Another thing which is a minor annoyance, is that Windows has forgotten all app icons that I have downloaded from the store.

    There are more issues that other people have experienced, but that's what I've dealt with.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Metaverse
    6. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 5, 2016, 01:06 Caladell
     
    Wallshadows wrote on Oct 5, 2016, 00:54:
    The only talks I want to hear about with Netflix involved is with Fox and Firefly.
    I know what you're saying, but after the movie, would it really be that good? Unless they did stories in between the series and movie. I would love to see more though.
     
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    News Comments > etc., etc.
    1. Re: etc., etc. Sep 30, 2016, 20:04 Caladell
     
    That's actually pretty funny.  
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    News Comments > Into the Black
    1. Re: Into the Black Sep 29, 2016, 00:29 Caladell
     
    Super cheesy, but funny  
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    News Comments > Ember Released
    10. Re: Ember Released Sep 10, 2016, 01:16 Caladell
     
    HorrorScope wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 21:37:
    Caladell wrote on Sep 9, 2016, 21:34:
    Slow it? No. You can hit space to pause, and queue up attacks with your team members.

    That slows it!! Thanks.

    Ah. Thought you meant slow as in Pillars reduced combat speed.
     
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    News Comments > Ember Released
    4. Re: Ember Released Sep 9, 2016, 21:34 Caladell
     
    Slow it? No. You can hit space to pause, and queue up attacks with your team members.
     
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    News Comments > Overwatch Netcode Update
    3. Re: Overwatch Netcode Update Sep 9, 2016, 21:33 Caladell
     
    I haven't had that, but I have had issues with him that are similar. Namely Discord and the healing orb. I've gotten to the point where I don't just press E or shift, but hammer them until something happens. No issues like that with any other heroes though. Really odd.  
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