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Re: Call of Duty: Vanguard Free Week Underway
May 19, 2022, 12:19
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Re: Call of Duty: Vanguard Free Week Underway May 19, 2022, 12:19
May 19, 2022, 12:19
 
I haven't played a COD game since Black Ops, which looks like it was 12 years ago (yikes I'm old). But every once in a while I miss the FPS free for all / team death match games. I'm not a fan of battle royal games where you start with nothing and have to spend a ton of time trying to find a gun.

Are any of the recent COD games any good? Or is there another series that might fill that niche?
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Re: removed
Mar 21, 2022, 21:39
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Re: removed Mar 21, 2022, 21:39
Mar 21, 2022, 21:39
 
Any Blueers have any opinions on this game? The graphics look like sheet, and if I hadn't heard the praise from multiple sites, and now sales data, I wouldn't give this half a look.

I did love Stardew Valley though, and the graphics are not that much different than that.
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Re: etc.
Oct 17, 2021, 21:12
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Re: etc. Oct 17, 2021, 21:12
Oct 17, 2021, 21:12
 
If Blue plays video games at work, is it slacking off or research? And does he reprimand himself?
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Re: YouTube ‘Premium Lite’ subscription offers ad-free viewing for less.
Aug 2, 2021, 16:18
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Re: YouTube ‘Premium Lite’ subscription offers ad-free viewing for less. Aug 2, 2021, 16:18
Aug 2, 2021, 16:18
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 2, 2021, 10:48:
Brave's built in ad-blocker and Ublock Origin on Firefox already does this for free. Why would I pay for it?

I still won't buy it, but mobile on an iPhone is one reason. Every so often I want to show a 15 second funny clip, and inevitably, it will be ruined by two 30-second ads.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Jul 29, 2021, 13:19
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Re: Morning Mobilization Jul 29, 2021, 13:19
Jul 29, 2021, 13:19
 
I remember paying $50 more for my first Kindle that had a cell connection. I had all these grand dreams of sitting on a lounge chair by the beach, casually scrolling through books and buying one; all without touching a computer.

I never used the cellular data service once.
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Re: Orcs Must Die! 3 Lives
Jul 23, 2021, 14:47
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Re: Orcs Must Die! 3 Lives Jul 23, 2021, 14:47
Jul 23, 2021, 14:47
 
OMD2 was probably my favorite two person co-op game I've ever played! I progressed through the whole campaign with a friend, and it is so much more fun with two people!

I'll need to look into OMD3 and see if they got rid of the freeium garbage that was the one after OMD2.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Jul 20, 2021, 11:29
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jul 20, 2021, 11:29
Jul 20, 2021, 11:29
 
I'm sure it will never pass, but isn't that clearly a First Amendment violation? Of course Amazon is free to do whatever they want to combat fake reviews; being a private organization. But the government throwing you in jail for written speech? There's no case to be made that a fake review falls into the "Fighting Words" exception to the First Amendment, so I don't see how a law like that could even be remotely considered.
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Re: Independent Mobilization
Jul 5, 2021, 23:33
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Re: Independent Mobilization Jul 5, 2021, 23:33
Jul 5, 2021, 23:33
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jul 5, 2021, 15:43:
WaltSee wrote on Jul 5, 2021, 12:48:
Hah-hah, nice comment, Blue...;) One of the oddest things I've come across in recent years is a belief that the dollar-store computers used to "self-drive" automobiles are better drivers than human beings.
They don't have to be better than the average driver. They just have to be better than all the drunk, tired, distracted, selfish, angry, lazy and drugged up drivers on the road that are wreaking havoc with people's lives. And there's no disputing that computers have much faster reaction times than humans and benefit from complete vision of their entire surroundings.

Self-driving vehicles are inevitable. It really is only a matter of time. And yes, there will still be a lot of edge cases to address for decades and decades to come.

I absolutely agree that self-driving vehicles are inevitable, and I think the data shows they are already 10x better at avoiding crashes than humans. But I think we are a long ways away from wide adoption, and I don't know the solution. Even presented with concrete data that "self driving vehicles reduce your risk of a crash 10x" my wife still believes she is better than a self driving vehicle and absolutely will not consider one. For some reason, the average person ignores the 12.4/100k annual death rate for vehicle crashes and focuses on the dozen (or less) that automated cars have.

I totally agree that the technology needs to improve and will improve, but there will never be a time in the next hundred years that there are zero automated car deaths. The bar should be fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles, which was 1.1 in 2019. But for every 500 million miles an automated car drives, all that people will remember is the 1 person that died. In every other area we'd say an 80% reduction in deaths is an incredible achievement. But in automated cars, people seem ready to throw the whole technology out.
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Re: Tour de France 2021 and Pro Cycling Manager 21 Roll Out
Jun 3, 2021, 23:06
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Re: Tour de France 2021 and Pro Cycling Manager 21 Roll Out Jun 3, 2021, 23:06
Jun 3, 2021, 23:06
 
Dang, I was hoping this was the version that allowed unlimited performance enhancing drugs! I was totally going to make Bane the Biker! He might only live until he's 25, but my god is he going to beat every bike record!
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Re: Get Frostpunk for Free
Jun 3, 2021, 23:03
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Re: Get Frostpunk for Free Jun 3, 2021, 23:03
Jun 3, 2021, 23:03
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 3, 2021, 21:52:
I would absolutely recommend this game. The soundtrack is amazing and if you like bleak, post-apocalyptic settings, this will be right up your alley.

Thanks! I pick up all of these free games, and I never play any of them. Good to know I should!
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Re: Morning Mobilization
May 26, 2021, 15:45
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Re: Morning Mobilization May 26, 2021, 15:45
May 26, 2021, 15:45
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 26, 2021, 11:24:
Damn, that's a huge increase in wattage. How thick are those new cables going to be.
Can someone explain to me how a USB-C connector (not the USB-C standard) is more better than USB Micro-B.


I also just saw a cross section of a USB C cable for the first time a few weeks ago and I was blown away! It has eight high voltage wires that can do up to 3 amps at 20V, an entire set of legacy USB2.0 pins, pins for display port over USB C, and the 8 pins for high speed USB data. I had no idea a thin 1/2" or thinner $10 cable was so impressively engineered!

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]Pics of it[/url]
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Apr 30, 2021, 13:33
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 30, 2021, 13:33
Apr 30, 2021, 13:33
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 30, 2021, 12:52:
Isn't there a way to hack around the FB requirement for the original?

Does anyone know if you could just make a new fake Facebook profile that's just used for the Oculus?
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Re: Evil Genius 2 Cabal Pack Released
Apr 29, 2021, 16:12
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Re: Evil Genius 2 Cabal Pack Released Apr 29, 2021, 16:12
Apr 29, 2021, 16:12
 
Yikes, paid DLC being released less than 30 days after the base game!?

I absolutely loved the first one from way back in the day, but I've heard this is basically a direct port with nothing new at all.
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Re: Avorion 2.0 Details
Mar 9, 2021, 12:43
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Re: Avorion 2.0 Details Mar 9, 2021, 12:43
Mar 9, 2021, 12:43
 
Glad to see this! Avorion is an incredible game if you like starting from scratch, mining super slowly, and becoming increasingly more powerful as you keep adding onto your ship and can eventually have fleets of fighters and dozens of turrets ripping apart asteroids in seconds. I'm terrible at making the ships look good, so I always flew a cube, or if I was feeling fancy - a long rectangle... I've heard the newer versions now have a whole economy - ala X3 style, which sounds pretty great too.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Mar 8, 2021, 11:21
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Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 8, 2021, 11:21
Mar 8, 2021, 11:21
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Mar 8, 2021, 00:09:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 7, 2021, 21:30:
I'm getting super tempted to pick up Valheim. Just finished Creaks and it was excellent.

Hopefully you enjoy it more than I did, if you do. I'm finding Valheim to be sorta boring. The building isn't bad, but running around collecting resources is mind numbing. The combat is... overrated, in my opinion. Maybe it's much better with coop, but I was leveling up my guy solo, since everybody else is already level 9000, and their worlds overall are far more difficult. Also, difficulty is effectively gated by gathered resources, to upgrade your gear to unlock the next zone.

Maybe I'll go back to it after the official release, but I doubt it.

Same with me... I love that genre, but only got 6 hours in and just don't have any motivation to keep playing. I can see that it probably is much more fun in co-op.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 2, 2021, 22:17
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 2, 2021, 22:17
Jan 2, 2021, 22:17
 
Blue, can you share which binoculars you went with? I've had a pair of 8x42 Bushnells that my father gave me 25+ years ago. I think they are good, and I understand they are supposed to be 8x magnification, but I really don't feel like they make things 8x closer. Maybe twice as close.

I have a pond about 300 feet from my house, and it always gets big birds that visit. I'd love to be able to watch them closer. I'm wondering if I don't understand what the 8 means, or if I need something much stronger on a tripod.
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Re: Fortnite Performance Mode Alpha Tomorrow
Dec 14, 2020, 23:30
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Re: Fortnite Performance Mode Alpha Tomorrow Dec 14, 2020, 23:30
Dec 14, 2020, 23:30
 
I know everyone loves to hate on Fornite, but it has been an incredibly way for my 8 year old to still connect to his friends that we would typically see at school or play dates this year, when he can't see them in person. They play different creative modes that seem to be able to mimic any other game; basically making Fortnite like our generation's Garry's Mod.

I personally don't like battle royal games in general because I feel like I'm resetting my progress every time. But I'm thankful that Fortnite exists, and it seems like it has done a great job at appealing to a LOT of people. So if this update makes it accessible to more people, I applaud them.
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Re: Ubisoft Holiday Giveaways This Week
Dec 14, 2020, 23:20
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Re: Ubisoft Holiday Giveaways This Week Dec 14, 2020, 23:20
Dec 14, 2020, 23:20
 
MattyC wrote on Dec 14, 2020, 22:39:
If you like anything EA, EA pass for PC is also going to be included in XGP starting tomorrow.

Any recommendations on what might be good to try out?
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Re: Dauntless Reforged Released
Dec 3, 2020, 22:52
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Re: Dauntless Reforged Released Dec 3, 2020, 22:52
Dec 3, 2020, 22:52
 
I haven't played this expansion, and I haven't played in about nine months. But I'd highly recommend this game to folks who like the idea of the Monster Hunter games but are put off by the super long idle times in between fights. It is a free game, so you shouldn't expect a thousand hours of entertainment. But it is a great game to log in, get into a monster battle in under five minutes, and the whole round takes less than 15 minutes. You are highly rewarded for knowing weapon combos and how the boss attacks.

I need to try the latest Monster Hunter again, but I remember I got into a battle where the boss kept fleeing, and I'd spend 30 minutes hunting him down, while trying not to get eaten by the T-rex. I spent two hours trying to get him, and he just kept fleeing. So I'm sure I'm missing something fundamental, but Dauntless is really fun for mindless boss smashing.
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Re: Get Elite Dangerous and The World Next Door for Free
Nov 19, 2020, 23:47
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Re: Get Elite Dangerous and The World Next Door for Free Nov 19, 2020, 23:47
Nov 19, 2020, 23:47
 
fakespyder wrote on Nov 19, 2020, 22:42:
Elite Dangerous in vr is supposed to be pretty impressive. One day when I get the equipment, I look forward to firing this up. Hope the game servers are still running by then... It is a shame there's no offline mode.

Elite is absolutely the best VR experience I've ever had! One thing that really blew my mind was there are a few of the most common HOTAS (hands on stick and throttle) controllers programmed into the game, and if you have one of those you look down at your virtual hands and they are sitting on the exact controllers that you are holding in the real world. If your thumb in the real world reaches up and presses the missile button, your virtual avatar does at the same time. Even though it doesn't use the motion controllers it adds SO much to the experience. I also get horribly motion sick in VR games where you are moving, so being seated in a flight cockpit doesn't have those issues.

Being in a heated dogfight while in VR is incredible. As the enemy ship zips past you, you naturally pivot your head and look over your shoulder, and there the ship is! The response rate of head movement in VR headsets is also incredible, there's just no delay when you move your head!

Now the bad - I tried it on a Rift Beta2 (I can't recall the exact name), and the text was so low resolution I could not read anything, no matter what color I modded the text to be. I then bought my own Rift CR1, the first one, and it was marginally better, but it was very impression-breaking to just barely be able to read the text. There's also the problem that there's not a ton to do in Elite. The mining and trading part of the game is very relaxing, but you really need something else to do, like watch Netflix, while doing it.

I'd say if you can borrow someone's Rift CR1 or newer AND a hotas controller like the X52; Elite will blow your mind with the possibilities of VR. Unfortunately, I haven't turned on my Rift in four years.
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