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Dennis
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Grokk
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I play Games, manage unix servers and write programs.
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Re: Conan Exiles - Isle of Siptah This Month
May 6, 2021, 21:06
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Re: Conan Exiles - Isle of Siptah This Month May 6, 2021, 21:06
May 6, 2021, 21:06
 
GothicWizard wrote on May 6, 2021, 20:26:
The amount of work they have put into this game is amazing. Most fun MP game I have had in a long time.

I started playing again about a month ago, after clocking up ~60 hours at launch.
There is just so much to do, and even playing solo it's all still achievable now with your own follower being more than capable.

There are also a raft of mods on the workshop for steam, which can greatly enhance the game even more.

Really enjoying it at the moment.
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Re: No Man's Sky Adds Expeditions
Mar 31, 2021, 18:10
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Re: No Man's Sky Adds Expeditions Mar 31, 2021, 18:10
Mar 31, 2021, 18:10
 
I might have to install this again, it seems like this patch may just be what I needed to actually get back into the game. I haven't touched it since late 2018, but the patches and updates kept rolling out.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
Feb 19, 2021, 01:01
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Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 19, 2021, 01:01
Feb 19, 2021, 01:01
 
Rectal Prolapse wrote on Feb 18, 2021, 19:43:
Rick Astley looks like plastic.

It does seem a little bit glossy. But man, does it looks amazing!

The first thought I had seeing this, was considering all the TV shows I watched as a kid growing up, and how they could actually be remastered properly nowadays.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Already Profitable
Dec 11, 2020, 21:52
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Already Profitable Dec 11, 2020, 21:52
Dec 11, 2020, 21:52
 
Pretty much what Dacron said above.

I've had a few issues with npc's popping in just in front of me, and the occasional piece of rubbish that didn't get its physics call, but otherwise it's been an enjoyable game so far.

There is so much to do just wandering around, getting a call from NCPD because you came across something, and having to tidy it up etc...

The alleys and streets are well laid out in a way that says we've just built everything on top of everything else just like you'd expect for a packed city to grow when up is the only available direction.
It's not pretty like GTA5, but it is gritty like I'd expect a Cyber future to be.

The gear and crafting is really nice, somewhat similar to Witcher3, with just a lot more dps/armour in the pieces you find, so it pays to check your loot occasionally.
I'm quite fond of the levelling idea too, and the perks are interesting at least, though I'm way too early in the game for them to be making any noticeable difference.

Overall, I'm happy I preordered it.

I feel bad for the shit they've been receiving about the launch. But as always, there is a loud minority that is going to make the most noise. Hopefully it's not just people trolling, and that the issues do get resolved for those that are genuinely having issues with the game.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Aftermath
Dec 10, 2020, 18:20
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Launch Aftermath Dec 10, 2020, 18:20
Dec 10, 2020, 18:20
 
I played a bit last night and ran into some issues initially prior to installing the latest 12/9 Nvidia drivers. Once they were installed the visual glitches disappeared.

I've been getting fan speed issues recently on my GPU and this game was enough to let me debug it. Turns out I've got one of the 2080TI that has the shitty thermal paste problem, so when I can, I'll have to RMA that and get it resolved. In the meantime I've had to limit the GPU temp to 80c. Previously it would hit 85 and the GPU fans would skyrocket for 10 seconds then die off again, over and over.

Anyway, whilst working through the GPU issues, I did happen to check my CPU and with the game running, all cores on the i9-9900K were running at 52% and the speed was around at 4.86Ghz.
It was an odd sight, so I'll have to do some more testing on it, but it seems like the game might be pushing CPU's a lot more than people had anticipated. Then again it could just be me.

As for the game/graphics, I haven't played a lot yet, but with all settings at ultra @1440p, minus the bullshit blur effects, it looks fantastic and runs smoothly.
Does looks like it'll take me a while to get anywhere 'good' at the game as there can be so much stuff going on at once and my old brain struggles to keep up.
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Re: The Medium RC in AU
Nov 3, 2020, 17:53
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Re: The Medium RC in AU Nov 3, 2020, 17:53
Nov 3, 2020, 17:53
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 3, 2020, 17:29:
I thought Australia had an Adults Only rating. What could possibly be so objectionable?


There are still a few things that will cause a title to be refused outright.
  • Actual drugs - eg: Morphine instead of "stim".
  • Rape type visualisations or actions.
  • Realistic Dismemberment type actions. Though this has seen mixed results in the past.
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Re: Darkest Dungeon 2 EA Exclusive to the Epic Games Store in 2021
Oct 21, 2020, 21:25
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Re: Darkest Dungeon 2 EA Exclusive to the Epic Games Store in 2021 Oct 21, 2020, 21:25
Oct 21, 2020, 21:25
 
I'd have probably bought into the early access if it was on steam, but I won't be doing so on EGS.
The first game is much more fun with QoL mods and the steam workshop integration was fantastic. So unless they're intending to bring in better modding ability to the base game, or EGS eventually gets around to adding some kind of workshop, then i'll just wait for a steam release.
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Re: AMD Zen 3 Announcement
Oct 8, 2020, 21:03
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Re: AMD Zen 3 Announcement Oct 8, 2020, 21:03
Oct 8, 2020, 21:03
 
"1080p gaming dominance."

I wish hardware companies would focus a bit more on the 2.5K (1440p) range as an upgrade from 1080p.
Seems like we hear about 4K and now 8K all the time, but the next logical step for a lot of people would be 1440p.

1080p is obviously where the market sits at the moment, so it makes sense to promote that. I just feel like there is a missed opportunity in the upgrade to 1440 that the hardware manufacturers skipped.
Perhaps it's a console thing as TV's seemed to jump from 1080p to 4k only, so consoles needed to make that leap, but for desktop gaming there is a lot more to be gained by taking the smaller step to 1440p.
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Re: Minecraft Dungeons Warning
May 27, 2020, 20:56
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Re: Minecraft Dungeons Warning May 27, 2020, 20:56
May 27, 2020, 20:56
 
Eve online also had a thing with the boot.ini getting overwritten or something like that.
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Re: Evening Metaverse
May 19, 2020, 22:10
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Re: Evening Metaverse May 19, 2020, 22:10
May 19, 2020, 22:10
 
I'm getting pretty hyped about the Space Force show.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 17, 2020, 20:59
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Re: Out of the Blue May 17, 2020, 20:59
May 17, 2020, 20:59
 
That COVID-19 Supercut is absolutely amazing.
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Re: Epic Freebies Now Require 2FA
Apr 29, 2020, 00:30
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Re: Epic Freebies Now Require 2FA Apr 29, 2020, 00:30
Apr 29, 2020, 00:30
 
jacobvandy wrote on Apr 28, 2020, 23:09:
If you have an Epic account, obviously they have your email address already... So just use that or an auth app of your choice to get a 6 digit code verification whenever a new device is detected at login. It should be on by default, IMO, especially with how big of a target Fortnite paints on you.

You shouldn't ever use SMS verification for anything, that is by far the worst option because all the attacker needs is your phone number to intercept that code. Meanwhile you have a false sense of security and never see it coming until it's too late.

Yeah. Just this. ^^
I just added 2fa through an existing auth service I had on my phone.

Never use SMS if another option is available.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Rating Details
Apr 28, 2020, 05:03
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Rating Details Apr 28, 2020, 05:03
Apr 28, 2020, 05:03
 
Qbex . wrote on Apr 27, 2020, 23:27:
Au ban incoming in 3.. 2... 1..

Indeed. This does not bode well.
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Re: F1 2019 Free Week
Mar 13, 2020, 17:26
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Re: F1 2019 Free Week Mar 13, 2020, 17:26
Mar 13, 2020, 17:26
 
theglaze wrote on Mar 13, 2020, 11:36:
Smart move... the F1 season has been cancelled and all the fans have got the itch!

Came to say the same thing.

Still amazes me that most of the rest of the world knew the Aus GP was cancelled before the people on the ground here did.
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Re: Borderlands 3 on Steam
Mar 13, 2020, 17:24
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Re: Borderlands 3 on Steam Mar 13, 2020, 17:24
Mar 13, 2020, 17:24
 
Today also marks the launch of PC Cross-Play, which allows you to play the Steam version of Borderlands 3 with players on other PC platforms. Thanks to some exciting new SHiFT matchmaking functionality, Borderlands 3 PC players can add friends to their Friends Lists, join co-op parties, and play together online regardless of which PC platform each player is using.

How is this even a selling point? "PC Cross-Play" isn't a thing.

XBox-PS or PS-PC is Cross-Play, PC-PC is just play, there's no cross in there at all, unless you count how I'm feeling that they would try to use it as a selling point.
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Re: Wasteland Remastered Released
Feb 26, 2020, 04:21
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Re: Wasteland Remastered Released Feb 26, 2020, 04:21
Feb 26, 2020, 04:21
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 25, 2020, 22:58:
Enh, mebbe one day. And not for more than $5.

It's on the xbox game pass for windows, so if you're already signed up for that it technically falls into that price range.
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Re: Morning Interviews
Jan 21, 2020, 18:25
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Re: Morning Interviews Jan 21, 2020, 18:25
Jan 21, 2020, 18:25
 
"We were crunching pretty hard most of last year"

Crunching for most of the year isn't crunching, that's a shitty employer.
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Re: On Videogame Safety
Nov 7, 2019, 00:50
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Re: On Videogame Safety Nov 7, 2019, 00:50
Nov 7, 2019, 00:50
 
On the topic of "Thai teen gamer who was found dead of an apparent stroke".
There has been a few of these over the years, and I've never really heard about it after the initial clickbaity headline.

I wonder how many of the people that have died while gaming all night were hyped up on caffeine drinks and the like, and what part that played in their demise?

It's fine to say "game dies after gaming all night", but it would be better to know if it was really something else that caused it.
ie: "gamer dies after drinking 17 redbulls in 4 hours"
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Re: Out of the Blue
Oct 21, 2019, 21:33
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Re: Out of the Blue Oct 21, 2019, 21:33
Oct 21, 2019, 21:33
 
I've always use the black (retro) colour scheme.

The Launch Links option was always useful too, but now that I can middle click on links, it's not so much a requirement anymore.
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Re: etc., etc.
Sep 11, 2019, 22:15
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Re: etc., etc. Sep 11, 2019, 22:15
Sep 11, 2019, 22:15
 
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 11, 2019, 18:54:
People complaining about selling a fridge that allows your stored food to last 50% longer truly are not aware of what real P2W mechanics are...


Horse Armour.
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