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Re: F1 2022 Announced
Apr 22, 2022, 10:51
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Re: F1 2022 Announced Apr 22, 2022, 10:51
Apr 22, 2022, 10:51
 
...now with 100% more porpoising!
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Re: New EA Sandbox Game Revealed?
Mar 15, 2022, 00:22
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Re: New EA Sandbox Game Revealed? Mar 15, 2022, 00:22
Mar 15, 2022, 00:22
 
What no requirement to have experience integrating blockchain or NFT technologies? So disappointed...
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Re: PC Building Simulator 2 Announced
Mar 10, 2022, 00:16
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Re: PC Building Simulator 2 Announced Mar 10, 2022, 00:16
Mar 10, 2022, 00:16
 
I'm definitely not a kiddo and I like my LEDs Now, I didn't intentionally go out and build a system with them, it just happened that the case, video card, water cooler and memory I chose had them. I think they look good - it's sort of a Zen experience when I'm coding all day for work.
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Re: ItB: Vroom
Feb 2, 2022, 01:07
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Re: ItB: Vroom Feb 2, 2022, 01:07
Feb 2, 2022, 01:07
 
Hmm I figured they'd include at least a "black" figure to put in Lewis Hamilton's F1 car.
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Re: Saturday Mobilization
Jan 30, 2022, 00:30
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Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 30, 2022, 00:30
Jan 30, 2022, 00:30
 
Teddy wrote on Jan 29, 2022, 21:20:
Money down he pays an assistant who carries one. I don't buy for a second that he's not 'connected'. He just doesn't deal with it himself. If someone needs to get in touch with him for business reasons, guaranteed there's someone with a cell near him who will get his attention. He's just wealthy enough to afford someone to filter the non-essential interruptions for him.

This exactly. Most of us can't afford to do that (or it is impractical for the types of jobs we have). There is no way he doesn't have an assistant scheduling his life so he can "be free". Power to him, but that doesn't work for most of us. To someone else's point, moderation is the key. Modern cell phones are one of the best tools humans have invented - they save lives, enable us to have information at our finger tips, and capture memories and events of situations when it wasn't possible before - it literally puts the world at your fingertips. Yes, addictive f2p games, social apps, ads, and endless notifications can pose a real danger but you can control that. Set time limits for your gaming; turn of notifications for social apps, texts, and emails at certain times of the day, etc. There is no need to completely disconnect.
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Re: Embracer Acquires Perfect World Entertainment
Dec 25, 2021, 01:52
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Re: Embracer Acquires Perfect World Entertainment Dec 25, 2021, 01:52
Dec 25, 2021, 01:52
 
Wow, they are on a shopping spree lately. Embracer what a name … I guess Devourer sounded less friendly. 😂
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Re: Op Ed
Dec 8, 2021, 19:52
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Re: Op Ed Dec 8, 2021, 19:52
Dec 8, 2021, 19:52
 
This. All I hear at work now is that we have to integrate blockchain into our services, somehow, because … reasons. Doesn’t matter if there are much better and simpler solutions because…blockchain.
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Re: Warhammer Age of Sigmar Announced
Dec 8, 2021, 19:39
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Re: Warhammer Age of Sigmar Announced Dec 8, 2021, 19:39
Dec 8, 2021, 19:39
 
Since this mentions mobile and knowing GW, it’ll likely be pay-to-win with tons of DLC and they’ll nickel and dime you for every little thing like Ark Mobile does. Not to mention the ads…but at least you’ll be able to get rid of those if you just add an extra $5.99/mo to your $9.99 basic subscription. 🙄

With that said, Total War: Warhammer was pretty cool so maybe this could be good?
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Re: Funcom's Dune Game Goes NUKKLEAR
Dec 2, 2021, 15:48
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Re: Funcom's Dune Game Goes NUKKLEAR Dec 2, 2021, 15:48
Dec 2, 2021, 15:48
 
Dang, I need to restart my old game development company so I can try and get some juicy million dollar federal grants.

Instead of yet another pay-to-win MMO, I'd love to see a Dune RTS remake. I'm shocked something like that hasn't been announced yet.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Mar 24, 2021, 10:15
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Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 24, 2021, 10:15
Mar 24, 2021, 10:15
 
It costs us $40-$50 CAD to go see a movie in the theatre, not to mention the issues of finding parking, standing in long lines for popcorn - only to pay $20 for food - then enjoy listening to people talking throughout the movie, etc. Yeah, there is still something fun about going to the theatre, but Disney's Premier Access pricing is totally justified and fine by me. First off, you get to watch a new movie at the same time it is released in the theatres and you don't have to buy it again on iTunes/Bluray, etc, which you would have to do if you saw it in the theatre, liked it, and wanted to watch it again 6 months down the road.
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Re: Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Refused Classification in Australia
Mar 19, 2021, 13:17
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Re: Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Refused Classification in Australia Mar 19, 2021, 13:17
Mar 19, 2021, 13:17
 
I think it was the tie hanging from the fan...
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Re: Unreal Engine 5 and Epic Online Services Unveiled
May 14, 2020, 00:50
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Re: Unreal Engine 5 and Epic Online Services Unveiled May 14, 2020, 00:50
May 14, 2020, 00:50
 
While the graphics are mind-blowing (in my opinion), what almost excites me more is how this engine will potentially dramatically improve the content creation pipeline. Being able to bring fully detailed ZBrush sculpts into the engine, no decimation, with very high-resolution textures, is an exciting prospect. The GI gets me all tingly too. As a programmer and someone that tinkers on and off with UE4 & ZBrush, I can't wait to see what can be done with this engine. Unity has got their work cut out for them...
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 11, 2020, 20:23
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 11, 2020, 20:23
May 11, 2020, 20:23
 
It's great to see young people using their brains and designing stuff with 3D printers but...uh $14.99 for his "SafeTouch Pro"? Really? You can buy a box of 100 nitrile gloves for about the same price and then you can use your fingers as intended lol. You can even reuse them too after disinfecting them (something you'd technically have to do with PLA as well).
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Re: Second Extinction Announced
May 8, 2020, 13:53
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Re: Second Extinction Announced May 8, 2020, 13:53
May 8, 2020, 13:53
 
I'm sticking with The Isle...I'd rather be the mutant dinosaurs. The game trailer looks pretty basic but I guess time will tell.
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Re: Into the Black
Apr 20, 2020, 21:44
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Re: Into the Black Apr 20, 2020, 21:44
Apr 20, 2020, 21:44
 
I love the two cars up front that seem terribly inconvenienced by the plane and bring a new meaning to tailgating...gotta love Quebec drivers.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 13, 2020, 00:08
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 13, 2020, 00:08
Apr 13, 2020, 00:08
 
"Wouldn't that be a zule?"

We all know Zuuls comes from refrigerators not donkeys/zebras mating...sheesh.





... yes, watching too many old movies from my childhood during the pandemic lol.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Mar 24, 2020, 22:59
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Re: Evening Metaverse Mar 24, 2020, 22:59
Mar 24, 2020, 22:59
 
A wank a day keeps the virus away?
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Mar 3, 2020, 09:56
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Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 3, 2020, 09:56
Mar 3, 2020, 09:56
 
I'm curious, wouldn't this legislation have similar issues as gun registries? I can't see how this is going to deter or stop criminals/terrorists from using drones to commit crimes. I'm sure firmware can be changed to disable the internet requirement and custom drones can still be built that don't require an internet connection (even if it becomes illegal to do so.) I have to assume that this legislation would be more to deter idiot drone owners, who are otherwise law-abiding, from making poor decisions and flying drones in densely populated areas, near airports, etc. I really don't see how this will stop serious criminal activity.
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Re: Op Ed
Nov 8, 2019, 13:55
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Re: Op Ed Nov 8, 2019, 13:55
Nov 8, 2019, 13:55
 
From the article:
"Playing a long RPG with tons of choices is fantastic, but it also feels like a luxury of youth."

This pretty much sums up my feelings on the subject as well. In my 20s, when I was just starting my career, I didn't have a ton of obligations. Since my wife was also into PC gaming, cracking off a 4 hr session of co-op NWN was awesome and doable. Now in my 40s, free time seems to be a luxury. I've got way more responsibilities at work leading a team of developers; my daughter has her extra curricular activities, needs help with homework, or just wants to play; my dog demands attention; then there is house maintenance; and in-between all of that my wife and I try to find time for each other. Throw in trying to keep an aging body in-shape and free time is a luxury. As much as I'd love to spend 4 hrs a day questing or world building, I just can't. Any free time I do have is usually spent keeping up on new software stacks or just ... spacing out for 1/2hr lol.

So I can relate to this article. On the flip-side though, I don't think a lot of these short-session games that just have you doing shallow, mundane/grinding tasks are really any better. Sure, it's easier to leave that type of game for a few days and come back without having to remember the 20 tasks you were trying to accomplish - but these shallow games also feel like a waste of valuable time.

I love big open worlds, with rich dialogue and choices - heck I've committed to playing RDR 2 on the PC because I've been waiting for that game for what feels like forever. With that said, I've got more unplayed games in my Steam library than I care to admit, all of them purchased because they were deep, involved games...and I had every intention to play them. But, almost invariably, when it came time to sit down and play, the reality of knowing I'd have to invest a significant amount of time to get the most out of those games felt exhausting.

There are so many great games out there now, from AAA and indie developers, that there truly isn't enough time in a day to play them all. So I believe there is still an audience for the 100+ hr game, I'm just not sure it's me anymore.
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Re: Steam Link for iOS and Apple TV
May 16, 2019, 01:18
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Re: Steam Link for iOS and Apple TV May 16, 2019, 01:18
May 16, 2019, 01:18
 
Anyone else having trouble getting audio to work. Audio isn’t muted on my iPad or my PC but I don’t get any sound when streaming (and yes audio streaming is enabled in the app). Not sure what else to try....
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