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Description God of death, destruction and decay. Likes fluffy kittens.
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Signed On Jan 15, 2001, 03:31
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News Comments > DUSK Early Access
4. Re: DUSK Early Access Jan 11, 2018, 12:30 sauron
 
maddog wrote on Jan 11, 2018, 12:08:
that trailer gave me a seizure

^ This.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls Remastered for PCs?
2. Re: Dark Souls Remastered for PCs? Jan 11, 2018, 11:02 sauron
 
Not sure about Dark Souls, but I'll definitely be picking up Ys VIII for the Switch when it comes out - it was in the same announcement. Base-building island-exploring JRPG for the win!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2018, 12:32 sauron
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 11:57:
sauron wrote on Jan 10, 2018, 11:43:
Uh, did you guys see this? It just came up this morning...

Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter reawakens

CD Projekt RED planning an announcement?
They can take as long as they need and chew up as many hobbit developers as required for this title. the more the merrier
@beep@
imho

Chewing up hobbit developers ensures excellence of the final product. Also advisable to send out hobbit snacks with review copies. Industry-wide wisdom.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2018, 11:43 sauron
 
Uh, did you guys see this? It just came up this morning...

Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter reawakens

CD Projekt RED planning an announcement?
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA BFGD Revealed
28. Re: NVIDIA BFGD Revealed Jan 8, 2018, 23:03 sauron
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 19:16:
What's the deal with this push to get PC gaming into the living room? Seems like it's been going on for decades, and hasn't worked yet. Who benefits if we all start PC gaming on the couch? Not sure I get it.

I was resistant to this as well until I tried it over a Steam Link onto my HDTV. After that, I was totally sold. Playing on the TV (these days from a gaming rig attached directly via HDMI) makes the whole thing really fun, relaxed and family friendly (depending on the game of course).

Now I can teach my daughters the wonders of PC RPGs on the big screen. And they really dig it. So fun.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 16:45 sauron
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 16:22:
sauron wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 16:08:
Happy Birthday Frans!

On another note - the orcs and I finished Zelda:BotW yesterday. The Big Bad Evil Guy in the game met the real thing, and got his ass righteously kicked.

Breath of the Wild might actually be the best game I've ever played. Highly recommended by yours truly and the usual suspects.

That you said at least as good as TW3 is insane to me. Not like "you're crazy" insane, but "someone matched that?" insane.

A Switch isn't high on my list, but I'm guessing I end up with one on Black Friday this year.

Yeah, they're different games, but they both have the ability to suck the player right into the game world. I think Morrowind did that as well for me, and a few others (maybe Skyrim), although everyone has their own favorites.

Anyhow, if you do pick up a Switch, pretty sure you won't regret it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 16:20 sauron
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 15:22:
New street light runs on dog waste.

The tricky part is training the dogs to crap in the Mr. Fusion receptacle.

This made me lol, btw. Well played.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2018, 16:08 sauron
 
Happy Birthday Frans!

On another note - the orcs and I finished Zelda:BotW yesterday. The Big Bad Evil Guy in the game met the real thing, and got his ass righteously kicked.

Breath of the Wild might actually be the best game I've ever played. Highly recommended by yours truly and the usual suspects.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA BFGD Revealed
18. Re: NVIDIA BFGD Revealed Jan 8, 2018, 15:56 sauron
 
Creston wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 14:36:
Tipsy McStagger wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 12:20:
Creston wrote on Jan 8, 2018, 12:13:
Big Fucking Gaming Display.

I don't imagine too many people have a PC setup where a 65 inch screen is all that useful...

That where you're wrong friend, I play on my 70" TV and have been waiting for something like this.

There are always exceptions.

Actually, one of my gaming rigs is hooked up to a Samsung 55 inch 4k TV and soundbar, with wireless keyboard/mouse and a wireless PS4 controller. The TV was on sale on Black Friday 2016 and I got it for a great price.

That kind of setup might be more common than you think - with the advent of HDMI and affordable sound systems they're really easy to put together. Basically the same as hooking up a PS4 or Switch.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2018, 16:48 sauron
 
So for the record, here's help with your final 12 days of Christmas inventory: You should now be in possession of 12 drummers drumming, 22 pipers piping, 30 lords-a-leaping, 36 ladies dancing, 40 maids-a-milking, 42 swans-a-swimming, 42 geese-a-laying, 40 golden rings, 36 calling birds, 30 French hens, 22 turtle doves, and a 12 partridges in a dozen pear trees.

We did have all those here at Barad-Dur, but the trolls got hungry, so now they're all gone.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 6, 2018, 16:48 sauron
 
Pigeon wrote on Jan 6, 2018, 14:07:
Anyone have recommendations for sub-$100 gaming headphones? Thinking about replacing my Razer Kraken 7.1's; the mic button doesn't work anymore, the material that covers the padding has deteriorated, and the software/drivers like to randomly break.

Noise cancellation isn't a big deal, and my onboard sound is decent (Realtek ALC1150), so 3.5mm connectors are viable.

I've been looking at the Steelseries Arctis 5/3s. Along with being great for gaming they're supposedly pretty good with music as well (once you adjust the EQ). One thing I'm curious about though is if you're connecting through 3.5mm is it still using the headset's sound-card? From what I understand, through a convoluted process, you can still configure the headphones if you're using the 3.5mm jack. This makes me think it's still using the headphones' sound card.

Anyways other recommendations are welcome. My current headphones more or less work fine, I'm just annoyed with them for the above stated reasons.

My GF got me a pair of Bose noise-canceling headphones for Xmas, on sale at $175. They're not gaming cans per se, but boy are they good.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
3. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jan 6, 2018, 16:43 sauron
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jan 6, 2018, 14:14:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 6, 2018, 12:15:
Yes, we know the Wii U was crap.
They should have never used reused the Wii branding on it.

The Wii U wasn’t crap, it wasn’t named/advertised properly. People thought it was just a new Wii (using the same games) and didn’t buy it because their current Wii worked fine or wasn’t used at all. It was a surprisingly good machine...while ps4/xbone owners were concerned with which console had 900p vs 1080p at 30fps, EVERY first party Wii U game ran at a solid 1080/60.

I bought a Switch a few months ago, and my daughters and I have been playing the heck out of Zelda and Mario, and still have to get into Xenoblade 2 and (again) Skyrim.

Playing those games made me nostalgic for the Wii U, and so we hooked the old machine back up to the TV and have been playing Xenoblade X and Zelda HD on it.

They're honestly really good - maybe the success of the Switch will give the Wii U a last hurrah?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 5, 2018, 11:08 sauron
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jan 5, 2018, 10:34:
I'm not sure why you would want a white penis?

Maybe it glows in the dark? Just speculating.
 
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News Comments > Star Control Rights Follow-up
11. Re: Star Control Rights Follow-up Dec 5, 2017, 15:59 sauron
 

...our vast team of lawyers is on vacation, and not available to help us understand this...

You mean the Gunnar-man?

 
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News Comments > Government Simulator Released
4. Re: Government Simulator Released Dec 5, 2017, 10:57 sauron
 
Aren't we living the real-life version of this game already?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 29, 2017, 15:29 sauron
 
DarkV wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 11:54:
Creston wrote on Nov 29, 2017, 11:00:
I remember my dad coming home one day, 1975 or 76 or so, and had a little box with two paddle controllers in his hand that he'd bought that day. It was the Pong console. We played the hell out of it for awhile.

That started my life-long addiction to computer games. Thanks dad!

Have to second this....I'm sure most of us have the same story as Creston. Next up for me was the Intellivision...tho it seemed all my friends got the Atari.

Same here - I had Pong, and then the Intellivision. Intellivision soccer was awesome.
 
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Revealed
6. Re: Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition Revealed Nov 21, 2017, 11:13 sauron
 
Quinn wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 10:38:
Always been a great fan of NWN but never played Hordes of the Underdark. As the Drizzt novels fan that I am today, I can't wait to give that expansion a shot! Doesn't that expansion bring you to Menzoberranzan?

HotE is definitely worth your time. You could just skip the default campaign and go straight to it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
1. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 14, 2017, 10:22 sauron
 
L.A. Noire Is Now Available For Xbox One.

Also now available for Switch (although it requires a microSD card to play).
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 30, 2017, 11:10 sauron
 
Verno wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 10:52:
Ozmodan wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 10:43:
Too bad the software on the Switch really sucks.

Do you mean games or the OS? The OS is barebones but who cares about that, you don't buy it to browse the web. In its first year it already has two of the highest rated games of all time so the game situation on it is fucking great. A pile more on the way too. I think you're off your rocker, the Switch is killing it in the first year and that's reflected in the insane demand for it.

I agree with Verno. My kids and I have been playing the heck out of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8, and we're really looking forward to Xenoblade 2 and picking up Super Mario Odyssey.

Plus the idea of playinig LA Noire (and maybe Skyrim) on the go sounds great. I don't usually buy console stuff, but the Switch is definitely worth it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2017, 11:58 sauron
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 11:32:
sauron wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 11:23:
That rescue at sea story is amazing. It's a miracle they made it.

By the way, can anyone recommend a good external hard drive with RAID? I kind of need a backup solution here at Barad-Dur. Thanks!
An external hdd w/raid, do you mean a NAS?

What's wrong with using a hot iron to brand hobbits with ones and zeros.

Yes, a NAS would be fine, I'm just looking for something that can mirror the data for safety's sake.

We do occasionally RAID the Shire for backup hobbits, but the read/write speed on those branding drives is a bit slow.
 
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