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God of death, destruction and decay. Likes fluffy kittens.
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Re: Crysis Remastered on Steam
Sep 18, 2021, 10:34
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Re: Crysis Remastered on Steam Sep 18, 2021, 10:34
Sep 18, 2021, 10:34
 
Also coming for Switch - will probably play it on that platform. The Witcher 3 was amazing on Switch - graphics not quite as good but the gameplay was really fluid.
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Re: Blade of Darkness Demo
Sep 18, 2021, 10:25
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Re: Blade of Darkness Demo Sep 18, 2021, 10:25
Sep 18, 2021, 10:25
 
Quinn wrote on Sep 17, 2021, 14:55:
My second daughter, Sophie, is born yesterday 06:18 CET so seems I have two things to celebrate

Severance. Best souls game ever before there were even souls games. Souls games should be referrer to as Blades games or something xD

Congrats! And great name. Always good to remind children that wisdom is important.
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Re: Deathloop Reviews
Sep 13, 2021, 18:36
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Re: Deathloop Reviews Sep 13, 2021, 18:36
Sep 13, 2021, 18:36
 
WaltSee wrote on Sep 13, 2021, 16:17:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Sep 13, 2021, 15:24:
WaltSee wrote on Sep 13, 2021, 14:54:
I also hated Groundhog Day™ the movie...;)

Tell me you have no taste, without telling me you have no taste.
Heh...;)

'Why would anyone wanna steal a Groundhog?'
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Re: Steam Top 10
Sep 12, 2021, 20:34
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Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 12, 2021, 20:34
Sep 12, 2021, 20:34
 
I've had my eye on both Tales of Arise and Wrath of the Righteous (I read the Pathfinder Adventure Path a couple of years ago and it was really good). Would rather play them both on the Steam Deck or the Switch so may hold off for now.
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Re: Get Nioh: The Complete Edition and Sheltered for Free
Sep 11, 2021, 11:36
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Re: Get Nioh: The Complete Edition and Sheltered for Free Sep 11, 2021, 11:36
Sep 11, 2021, 11:36
 
I just saw this and am glad I did . Nioh looks great - will probably play it on my Steam Deck once it arrives.
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Re: $20K The Witcher Painting
Sep 5, 2021, 10:49
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Re: $20K The Witcher Painting Sep 5, 2021, 10:49
Sep 5, 2021, 10:49
 
Could they put the money into making another DLC? I'm trying to get into Cyberpunk on a rig with an RTX3070 but even with the ray tracing I just don't see the appeal. Would rather play more of W3.
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Re: Get Yoku's Island Express for Free
Sep 3, 2021, 18:15
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Re: Get Yoku's Island Express for Free Sep 3, 2021, 18:15
Sep 3, 2021, 18:15
 
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 2, 2021, 21:49:
I've received so many free games from epic it's ridiculous , I almost feel guilty abou ... SnAgGed

Well played, good sir. Balloon
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Re: Get Leisure Suit Larry 5 for Free
Aug 29, 2021, 14:47
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Re: Get Leisure Suit Larry 5 for Free Aug 29, 2021, 14:47
Aug 29, 2021, 14:47
 
Would sooner gouge my own eyes out...
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Re: Saints Row Announced
Aug 25, 2021, 18:28
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Re: Saints Row Announced Aug 25, 2021, 18:28
Aug 25, 2021, 18:28
 
I'm up for this. Looks promising.

Why would I care about whether the gang are male/female/gay/straight/orcs/wraiths/aliens? So long as they kick ass and the gameplay is good.

Granted I live in NYC which is hela diverse. These days it's not like I don't care about that stuff - I just seriously don't even notice. On the other hand, I do notice peoples' behavior, manners and politeness - which seems much more important.

This comment was edited on Aug 25, 2021, 18:39.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 22, 2021, 22:55
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 22, 2021, 22:55
Aug 22, 2021, 22:55
 
I liked the Everly Brothers and growing up in London in the 70's-80's really love Dave Edmunds. He will be up there singing in the choir with Elvis and Lennon. Good folks, and great artists.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer and Second Expansion Clues Spied
Aug 22, 2021, 22:51
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 Multiplayer and Second Expansion Clues Spied Aug 22, 2021, 22:51
Aug 22, 2021, 22:51
 
I simply cannot get into this game. This from someone who put 150 hours into The Witcher 3 and the same into Skyrim, Morrowind, Xenoblade 1 and Xenoblade 2, Fallout 4, and a bunch of other RPGs. I just can't get more than 5 hours in without quitting. And with a hefty gaming rig with RTX3070 so no real hardware excuses.

At this point I've decided it's not me, it's the game. I feel like I'm playing Deus Ex all over again, 20 years later. Having more fun with FFXII on the Switch (the passage level is still awful but the cutscenes are awesome).

If anyone has advice as to how best to enjoy this game feel free to post and I'll have the orcs deliver a delicious roasted hobbit right to your door (orange sauce optional).*

Thanks!

*Not really - but I will be pretty grateful!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 15, 2021, 20:02
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2021, 20:02
Aug 15, 2021, 20:02
 
Quinn wrote on Aug 15, 2021, 17:51:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2021, 10:09:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 14, 2021, 23:19:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 14, 2021, 22:07:
Except that their education and training is supposed to inoculate them from such thinking.
Learning how to take vital signs and dispense medications does not inoculate them from dumb think.
Get the vaccine or get fired? In Shenandoah Valley, some nurses choose termination.
That's a bit dismissive of the education and training they get before becoming a nurse. In my state nursing is a five year program. They have to take courses on drugs, including vaccines, as well as courses on virology. Unlike the general public, they have a deep understanding of how these things work. Perhaps they don't understand the specific process of vaccine development, and that's the variable causing some of their doubt.

Scientist A says this and scientist B says that. Scientist A makes scientist B look like an idiot. In the end there's never anywhere an honest debate between scientist A and scientist B. Somehow we can have a somewhat stable society with all of us, but bringing scientist A and scientist B into the same room to debate is apparently too much to ask.

I'm vaccinated. So is my partner. I think the vaccine works. Not because I'm a virologist -- because I'm not -- and I can pretend to know fuck all about it -- as many of you do -- but I don't. But when the government and health organizations tell me this shit is legit, I guess I just have to sheepishly believe it because the odds suck. I'd still love to see the most intelligent and honest scientist A debate the most intelligent and honest scientist B, though. Just for shits and fucking giggles... But as far as I know there's nothing out there with that criteria. So in the end you're either the sheep of the authorities (some of us pretending we can speak the virologist lingo because we read a NYT piece) or the contrarian more prone to go against the grain. This poralization tears nations apart. Sad thing to witness.

I admire your faith in the government. FYI, I have a PhD in Neuroscience, my partner has a PhD in Neuroscience, I am a qualified veterinarian, we both have courses in virology. Viruses are nasty and adaptable little critters. The science behind the vaccines is legit, they are not perfect but they will protect you from serious disease. You may still be able to transmit the virus even after vaccination if you get infected, so unhappily masks are still a good idea (I hate them personally but still wear one when shopping around other peoples' grandmas).

To me, that's the long and the short of it. Was hoping to be out of the mire by now but I think we're looking at another six months, darn it.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Aug 15, 2021, 10:49
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Re: Out of the Blue Aug 15, 2021, 10:49
Aug 15, 2021, 10:49
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 15, 2021, 10:11:
Vale and farewell, Steve Perrin (1946 - 2021)

For a moment I thought that was Steve Perry...

Steve Perrin and Greg Stafford were two of the most influential tabletop game designers ever. I met them both in 1980 (81?) and have signed copies of one of their books. Kind of Gary Gygax but much cooler and more dialed in. The games they worked on (as part of The Chaosium) included Runequest and Call of Cthulhu.

Classic masters, they will be greatly missed.
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event Next Week
Aug 15, 2021, 10:44
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Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Event Next Week Aug 15, 2021, 10:44
Aug 15, 2021, 10:44
 
This game has circular marks all over it from where potential players have poked it with a bargepole and then fled at what they saw....
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Re: No Man's Sky Turning Five; Frontiers Add-on Revealed
Aug 9, 2021, 18:44
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Re: No Man's Sky Turning Five; Frontiers Add-on Revealed Aug 9, 2021, 18:44
Aug 9, 2021, 18:44
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 9, 2021, 15:48:
WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 9, 2021, 15:28:
Give Sean a break, he really gave his all to redeem his initial failure.
He didn't cut and run, but stayed, took it and made it right, an unique gaming history

You don't get credit for fixing your own fuckup.

Not too sure about that - enter Exhibit A The Witcher and Exhibit B Final Fantasy XIV. Both were the subjects of complete redesign and went on to sell millions of copies.

Just because it's broke doesn't mean you can't fix it, and your reputation in the process.
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Re: 3dfx Brand Revived
Aug 4, 2021, 18:47
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Re: 3dfx Brand Revived Aug 4, 2021, 18:47
Aug 4, 2021, 18:47
 
Since I am an undead wraith, I actually still have an operational Voodoo2 (PCI) and an operational Voodoo5 5500 AGP card. I think they both sell for around $250 each on EBay.

If anyone almost as old as I am on this board wants them for a decent price, we could open negotiations. Would need an old-skool gamer with an old-skool rig so be aware of the requirements. Needs AGP or PCI (you wouldn't use both), but both cards (when last tested) ran Independence War and the original Unreal very buttery smooth.


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Re: Out of the Blue
Jul 28, 2021, 22:18
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Re: Out of the Blue Jul 28, 2021, 22:18
Jul 28, 2021, 22:18
 
The Uruk-Hai and I also wish to thank you in return, having mined your visitor data for evidence of hobbits and elves (aka seafood and vegetables).

And we have played a lot of Witcher 3, Skyrim, Mario Kart and Switch Atelier games in the interim based on your recommendations, albeit we currently have a strike team out to pie the makers of Cyberpunk...

Congrats from Mordor! May you not incur our displeasure anytime soon.
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Re: Steam Deck Dates Shuffled
Jul 28, 2021, 18:43
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Re: Steam Deck Dates Shuffled Jul 28, 2021, 18:43
Jul 28, 2021, 18:43
 
Mine still reads Q1 2022. The Deck order page updates with expected availability as of the date of order. If you order now, it will come in Q2 Q3 2022 depending on the model.

If mine is not delivered Q1 2022, they are liable and will be sued. Or I send the orcs in. Kind of the same thing since some of the orcs went to Columbia Law.
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Re: PAX West to Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Test
Jul 27, 2021, 18:44
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Re: PAX West to Require COVID-19 Vaccine or Test Jul 27, 2021, 18:44
Jul 27, 2021, 18:44
 
DukeFNukem wrote on Jul 27, 2021, 15:56:
Oh what a nice post full of misinformation you've just spewed. You speak as if Fox News were a bunch of robots who are trumpeting the same bullshit like the sheep on CNN, the vaccine propaganda network. Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham consistently support the freedom to get vaxxed but they do not encourage it. Tucker Carlson has exposed Anthony Faucci for the fraud that he is. So has Dr. Rand Paul. So has Laura Ingraham. Besides the very sleepy Neil Cavuto and Sean Hannity your post is a very broad and sweeping deception. Please take more care in your comments. They will go directly under my microscope and being picked apart both deceptions and lies.

Disclaimer: I am not a microbiologist. But I do actually know how to read.LOL. Oh my God. Priceless quotes from Redeye, thank you Redeye!

I actually am a PhD in biology. Your post doesn't make any sense at all. Please consult the CDC and Johns Hopkins COVID websites, and look at the objective data. The vast majority of people currently dying of COVID are unvaccinated. Under 40s appear to be at particular risk (maybe because older adults are getting the vaccine).

In a democratic Republic it is your right to remain unvaccinated. It may be your funeral.

That's the math speaking. It is not my personal opinion, just the facts.

And yes, I am vaccinated. Because I looked at the math, and the objective facts.
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Re: More on Steam Deck Framerates
Jul 26, 2021, 18:38
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Re: More on Steam Deck Framerates Jul 26, 2021, 18:38
Jul 26, 2021, 18:38
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jul 26, 2021, 17:32:
ArchV wrote on Jul 26, 2021, 16:55:
I wonder if they tried any SERIOUS games on it? How does Cyberpunk run? Put 145 gig worth of Ark on there and see what happens...

Of course Stardew Valley will run 30 fps (That was the image I saw in a "it gets great framerate!" article).
I bet CDPR releases a "Steam Deck optimized" build for Witcher and Cyberpunk, as will many other AAA studios. It's not so much that the hardware in incapable, it's just different and could benefit from optimizations that take into consideration the lower resolution and high memory bandwidth. Don't be surprised if AMD's FSR makes an appearance on the Steam Deck for docked play.

Good point. They kind of already did that with W3 for the Switch and it was my platform of choice for that game. Not sure how much they could manage for Cyberpunk since I think the game design itself incorporates some 'smart' coding ie builds its narrative around player actions.
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