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Matt Welch
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Watter
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Since February 25, 2020

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July 27, 2009
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117 (Novice)
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Re: Quoteworthy
Jun 17, 2024, 12:30
Watter
 
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Re: Quoteworthy Jun 17, 2024, 12:30
Jun 17, 2024, 12:30
 Watter
 
I don't know. Do we really want more Fallout or even Elder Scrolls from Bethesda? I had some great times in Fallout 3, Oblivion, and Skyrim (the latter mostly due to the community). A part of me wonders if that's all we're going to get. Starfield and Fallout 76 did not fill me with hope. I'd genuinely love to be proven wrong, here.
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Re: OotB: RIP
Mar 5, 2024, 13:56
Watter
 
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Re: OotB: RIP Mar 5, 2024, 13:56
Mar 5, 2024, 13:56
 Watter
 
Rockfall in Peru
Holy <bleep>! That first rock just obliterated that truck. I was not prepared....
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Re: PC Horizon Forbidden West Early Next Year
Dec 7, 2023, 11:23
Watter
 
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Re: PC Horizon Forbidden West Early Next Year Dec 7, 2023, 11:23
Dec 7, 2023, 11:23
 Watter
 
Prez wrote on Dec 6, 2023, 20:48:
Pointless nontroversies aside, Horizon immediately got me with a startlingly unique premise, and the game was great.
I initially really enjoyed the gameplay, so I was willing to ignore what I assumed were ridiculous premises, but by the time the game ended and we really got to see "why" things were the way they were, I was able to really buy in to the premise and I was surprised at how much of a difference that made to my enjoyment of the game overall.

The one big area I had to roll my eyes for and just suspend my sense of disbelief was the idea that anybody would combine bio fuel conversion and self-replication into any war machine. That just reeked of "See!! Evil corporations bad!!!" But hey, you gotta make the story work somehow.
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Re: OotB: Let it snow
Dec 6, 2023, 14:52
Watter
 
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Re: OotB: Let it snow Dec 6, 2023, 14:52
Dec 6, 2023, 14:52
 Watter
 
Three Elon Musk articles today. I'm not sure I get this. At least one of them is semi-gaming related - kind of. Is there some gaming focus to the dude that earns him so much attention from here lately? I don't really have much of an opinion on the guy (I do think SpaceX is cool, though), so just curious.
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Re: OotB: On the case
Sep 22, 2023, 14:25
Watter
 
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Re: OotB: On the case Sep 22, 2023, 14:25
Sep 22, 2023, 14:25
 Watter
 
swapped the RAM sticks to reseat them

Does this mean you kept the potentially offending RAM in your machine, but just reseated in another slot? If so, I'd be sure to run a thorough, multi-hour test on them. Bad memory has always been the bane of my builds - to the point that it's the FIRST place I look when I have any oddities going on.

This comment was edited on Sep 22, 2023, 14:42.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Sep 17, 2023, 01:28
Watter
 
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Re: Evening Metaverse Sep 17, 2023, 01:28
Sep 17, 2023, 01:28
 Watter
 
Musk’s X revokes paid blue check from United Auto Workers after strike called.
I'm not sure I completely understand why I'm reading this on my favorite PC gaming website... the hobby I enjoy as an escape from reality and the vitriol of our partisan politics. There are so many other places I can go to fill my political outrage meter. It would be terrific if this wasn't one of them.

(as an aside, this turned out to be misinformation - changing your profile pic, handle, or name causes your verification to be revoked until your account is reviewed; something that was fast-tracked for the UAW given their high profile and the current circumstances. The article Ars cited for their reporting has already been updated with the correction, but I doubt Ars will be as quick to correct given how much traffic they're generating from this)
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Re: Factorio Expansion Plans
Aug 28, 2023, 11:10
Watter
 
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Re: Factorio Expansion Plans Aug 28, 2023, 11:10
Aug 28, 2023, 11:10
 Watter
 
czarsquid wrote on Aug 27, 2023, 14:17:
RogueSix wrote on Aug 27, 2023, 13:39:
lol @ people who voluntarily submit themselves to become factory slaves in their spare time

It's all about making the number bigger. Not really fair to call it slaving over a factory when most games have similar gameplay hooks to keep them playing for hours. Like dark souls, why would anyone want to live in a apocalypse where everything wants you dead?

Factorio, for me, is visual "computer programming". When the kids in my life show any interest or aptitude in this manner of thinking, I show them Factorio. It clicks with some of them and not with others. Youtube solutions to problems kind of ruins things sometimes, but I strongly encourage them to avoid Youtube for the game.

It scratches that programming itch in a very fun and satisfying way for me and for some of the folks I suggest it to.
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Re: System Shock Released
May 31, 2023, 10:28
Watter
 
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Re: System Shock Released May 31, 2023, 10:28
May 31, 2023, 10:28
 Watter
 
RogueSix wrote on May 31, 2023, 02:01:
It's a Larian game. They release a barebones version in August of this year, and after the obligatory 37 patches, the much improved Enhanced Definitive Super-Cool Edition in 2025 will be better in so many ways that it's guaranteed to be a night&day difference. I will play BG3, of course, but for me this is not even remotely a game I would play this year. It's probably an epic, long game and I want the best possible experience on my first (and most likely only) playthrough.

Hah, so true. I am literally just sitting down now to play Divinity Original Sin II. I know it's been "ready" for quite some time now, but since I was NEVER going to play it at launch given Larian's release strategy (or to be kinder - excellent long term support) it just kept sliding into the "I'll play that 'soon' " category.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Mar 9, 2023, 08:39
Watter
 
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 9, 2023, 08:39
Mar 9, 2023, 08:39
 Watter
 
Our national govt in the US, regardless of how it's politically aligned after any particular election, scares the crap out of me more and more every day.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Feb 9, 2023, 10:12
Watter
 
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Feb 9, 2023, 10:12
Feb 9, 2023, 10:12
 Watter
 
HoSpanky wrote on Feb 8, 2023, 15:23:
The real proof that crypto is garbage? In these thefts, it's never referred to in its crypto amount, only in what it's "worth" in a REAL currency.
Lots of reasons to be cautious/suspicious about crypto - but this isn't one of them. When someone steals a painting, it's value is reported in the currency that most of the readers of the report can relate to. Same with a huge theft of Yen in Japan. If the report of that theft is being read about in the US, it will be specified in $. Does that make Yen not a real currency?

What makes crypto not a real currency yet is it's lack of utility, Maybe that changes, maybe it doesn't. Call me skeptical but crazier things have happened.
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Re: Born of Bread Announced
Dec 15, 2022, 13:25
Watter
 
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Re: Born of Bread Announced Dec 15, 2022, 13:25
Dec 15, 2022, 13:25
 Watter
 
STP! STP! STP!
Stop the Pun!
(kidding... I hope they never stop coming)
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Re: Garden of Doom
Nov 5, 2022, 10:22
Watter
 
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Re: Garden of Doom Nov 5, 2022, 10:22
Nov 5, 2022, 10:22
 Watter
 
Holy crap! That was amazing. I’m in a doctors office waiting room trying to control my laughter… only somewhat successfully.
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Re: OotB: How Strange
Jun 23, 2022, 13:52
Watter
 
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Re: OotB: How Strange Jun 23, 2022, 13:52
Jun 23, 2022, 13:52
 Watter
 
A disheartening sign of the times, but at this point any time I see ""experts say", "according to experts", or "studies show", I pretty much immediately tune out the rest of the statement. Experts, and apparently now studies, are just like statistics - they can be made to say anything.
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Re: Saturday Multiplex
May 15, 2022, 10:15
Watter
 
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Re: Saturday Multiplex May 15, 2022, 10:15
May 15, 2022, 10:15
 Watter
 
I got in on the original Kickstarter for Star Citizen and then kind of forgot about it. I see the occasional post here but typically avoid the comments on those posts. This "Any Day Now" video was fascinating for someone who has only loosely followed this epic drama. Highly recommended.
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Re: Queen's Wish 2: The Tormentor in Q3
Apr 14, 2022, 08:18
Watter
 
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Re: Queen's Wish 2: The Tormentor in Q3 Apr 14, 2022, 08:18
Apr 14, 2022, 08:18
 Watter
 
They have some of these available on ipad. It would be amazing if they could convert or create a game, even if it had to be slightly simpler in design, for phones. It's not everyone's thing, but I'd love to kill some time with a game like this on my phone. The closest thing I've seen is "Heroes of Steel" and it's just not that great compared to SpiderWeb's offerings.
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Ha! I just saw that the first Queen's Wish is indeed available on iphone! Nice!
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Re: Core Keeper Tops 250K Sales
Mar 15, 2022, 07:54
Watter
 
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Re: Core Keeper Tops 250K Sales Mar 15, 2022, 07:54
Mar 15, 2022, 07:54
 Watter
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 15, 2022, 05:41:
Is this one of those games that got played by a popular streamer(s) and now their fans are buying it?
I'm wondering that, too. It was cheap enough that I picked it up and played for a few hours. It's "ok", but I couldn't find anything there that Minecraft/Terraria/Don't Starve haven't done and done better.
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Re: OotB: Merry Christmas!
Dec 26, 2021, 11:54
Watter
 
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Re: OotB: Merry Christmas! Dec 26, 2021, 11:54
Dec 26, 2021, 11:54
 Watter
 
Everyone will have their own opinions of course, but in addition to the classics you mentioned, my “new classics” list includes Arthur Christmas and Klaus. I don’t know why Arthur Christmas makes me so giddy but I love it!
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Re: Evening Mobilization
Jun 17, 2021, 08:01
Watter
 
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Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 17, 2021, 08:01
Jun 17, 2021, 08:01
 Watter
 
The user get's to decide what's in the best interest of the user. This "I know what's best for all you lowly plebes" we're getting these days from our big tech corps and our government is maddening.
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Re: Amazon Video Game Best Sellers of 2020
Jan 7, 2021, 14:43
Watter
 
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Re: Amazon Video Game Best Sellers of 2020 Jan 7, 2021, 14:43
Jan 7, 2021, 14:43
 Watter
 
"BENGOO G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset" What? Whoa... 66,000 reviews. I dont' think I've ever seen that many reviews for a product. Fakespot doesn't think too highly of it though. Still, if Amazon's list here is based on sales, that's a lot of headsets out the door.
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Re: PC Halo 4 Released
Nov 18, 2020, 08:19
Watter
 
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Re: PC Halo 4 Released Nov 18, 2020, 08:19
Nov 18, 2020, 08:19
 Watter
 
Dev wrote on Nov 17, 2020, 19:30:
WaltC wrote on Nov 17, 2020, 18:22:
When I tried the game pass for PC last year with The Outer Worlds, I bailed out when I couldn't mod the game (because of its Herculean copy protection unique to the Microsoft store--it brooked no changes to its file structure.)

Was that the MS store version? Like I don't know if game pass has the super locked down MS store versions or not.
Yes, this is the major downside of XGP. It's still worth it for me, but for some games,I end up buying the Steam version regardless of the fact that I'd get it for "free" with my game pass: Outer Worlds and No Man's Sky fell into this category (though I regret the Outer Worlds purchase). You just have to accept that if you play a game on XGP, it's going to be the "stock" game 100% with almost no access to tweaks or mods. It's the console experience, but on your PC. That's a big ask - on the PC, tweaking and adjusting at the file level is simply part of the experience.
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