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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
Total Comments 1726 (Pro)
User ID 8692
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite Tease
10. Re: BioShock Infinite Tease Apr 13, 2016, 13:19 sauron
 
Shelob and I tried playing through Bioshock 1 and had to stop because it was too scary. True story.

Kind of embarrassing, what with me being the Lord of Mordor and all.
 
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News Comments > GZ3Doom Oculus Rift Support
10. Re: GZ3Doom Oculus Rift Support Apr 12, 2016, 09:15 sauron
 
HorrorScope wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 21:37:
4D-Boxing wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 19:53:
BobBob wrote on Apr 11, 2016, 19:43:
I'd be curious to see a Zork VR mod.

You made me think of having the System Shock 2 remake in VR. Talk about a "Killer app" literally!

disclaimer at the end of the commercial would take 15min.

There are a lot of possible great redo's. I'd love something like DDO or GW2 VR mode.

Skyrim in VR would be quite the experience.

Seems there are a bunch of guides out there for just that:

Skyrim Oculus Rift guide
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break PC Issues
22. Re: Quantum Break PC Issues Apr 8, 2016, 14:37 sauron
 
maddog wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 13:42:
I don't really mind Windows 10. It's been okay for me so far.

But I will not be buying games in the Win10 app store. Was burnt by GFWL so no more buying into MS.

Too bad really. Was wanting to play this game.

Yes, this is exactly how I feel too. Win 10 isn't awful, but I definitely won't be buying anything in the Win 10 store.

Microsoft basically has a license to print money. Why do they always make such stupid decisions when it comes to entertainment?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 8, 2016, 13:39 sauron
 
Thanks for the link to the Ramones exhibit. I'm in Jackson Heights, Queens, just nearby, and am definitely going.

Slightly OT, but has anyone else played the Skyrim mod, Falskaar? Just started it, and omg it's really good so far.
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break PC Issues
14. Re: Quantum Break PC Issues Apr 8, 2016, 12:51 sauron
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 12:18:
sauron wrote on Apr 8, 2016, 12:02:
I just looked at the comments on Metacritic. Wow, it really is that bad.

Here's the PC version on MetaCritic.

Yeah, I was looking at the User Reviews on that page. It's getting eviscerated over and over again.
 
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News Comments > Quantum Break PC Issues
9. Re: Quantum Break PC Issues Apr 8, 2016, 12:02 sauron
 
Quantum Broken

Well played good sir.

I just looked at the comments on Metacritic. Wow, it really is that bad.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2016, 14:17 sauron
 
nin wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 14:09:
sauron wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 12:34:
Never mind Star Wars lego, nin, you should be opening your wallet for these!:

Set #1

Set #2

I had to pose for hours for the second one, it was torture!

That second ones awesome, but just a tad too big for me, space wise.

So far I have a Falcon, the Ghost/Phantom, an AT-AT, Rey's speeder, and a speeder bike set. (I'm sure Blue is looking at his amazon list and wondering WTF is going on.)

I've been hanging out at https://www.reddit.com/r/lego/ the last few weeks, and the community there is really amazing. Not only do folks share their custom designs, but almost everyone that does includes a parts list and assembly instructions. All sorts of stuff I'd never guess, with instructions! Really cool community!


AngelicPenguin wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 13:52:
I know a lot of folks thought Rey was "Mary Sue" (had never even heard of this term before this movie), but I didn't even notice it, or particularly care if she really is a bad ass. You know, force and all.

I'd not heard of that phrase until the movie, either. I thought she was fantastic, and the way she and Finn got along was so much fun to watch.


My kids used to have the

Y-wing + TIE fighter set

It was pretty awesome - I can definitely see the appeal. I bet the Falcon set is really cool.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 7, 2016, 12:34 sauron
 
nin wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 11:38:
Kxmode wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 11:35:
Agent.X7 wrote on Apr 7, 2016, 11:01:
I have not been this excited for Star Wars since I was a kid. I just got Force Awakens on bluray and it was still awesome the second time around, and I actually want to watch it again. Now Rogue One? Awesome!

I think you mean Blu-Rey!

I'm going to warn you all now: Do not start down the road of collecting Star Wars lego sets. My wallet has paid the price... (also, that means more for me).


Never mind Star Wars lego, nin, you should be opening your wallet for these!:

Set #1

Set #2

I had to pose for hours for the second one, it was torture!
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 7, 2016, 12:26 sauron
 
Samsung Receives Patent for Smart Contact Lenses

Just imagine the panic if one of those fell out on your way to work.
 
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News Comments > HTC Vive Ships & SteamVR Launches
11. Re: HTC Vive Ships & SteamVR Launches Apr 6, 2016, 09:13 sauron
 
TangledThorns wrote on Apr 6, 2016, 07:35:
I'll wait. I'm certain the second and third generation will be lighter and more affordable though.

Same here, although I'm really tempted. Some of the launch titles look really fun, and the whole thing is backed by Valve/Steam. Very promising.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 5, 2016, 11:58 sauron
 
nin wrote on Apr 5, 2016, 10:41:
How to blow a cat mind.

That's Marmalade (AKA Marm) a cat that beat cancer...

https://www.youtube.com/user/chrispoole20


My cat is a complete sucker for chasing after the beam of a torch (or reflected sunlight) on the apartment floor. Or a jingly ball or feather, tied to a helium balloon and floating down the corridor. Cats are so easily pleased.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 4, 2016, 11:58 sauron
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 4, 2016, 11:40:
sauron wrote on Apr 4, 2016, 10:57:
That Xeon PC article is really interesting, thanks for posting it. Funny that the dual Xeon performs so much better in everything except games, but then I think we already knew that would be the case since CPU is not the bottleneck in those applications.

I've been running Xeons for years and I wouldn't ever go back to a desktop processor. They hold their own well enough in games and in everything else, as the article shows, they dominate especially when paired with the amount of memory a workstation deserves.

That's interesting - I might have to look into it in the future. I've thought of Xeons in the past but they've always seemed so expensive. Until now, I guess.

For now, I'm running a couple of machines, one of which is an experimental 4k rig. That one is an i7-6700K with GTX970 and 8GB RAM in a mini-ITX format, running to a 55" Samsung UHD TV. It actually performs pretty well, I'm just a bit scared to cut it loose on thermal grounds. Might have to put it into a Thermaltake V1 case with liquid cooling.

The other machine is a typical i5-4590 with 16GB, GTX 970 and a 500GB SSD, which came in as really good value.

The one thing that kind of strikes me is that I could probably forego the 4k rig by just throwing the gaming rig output to the TV via a Steam Link, which seems very playable even when I'm using a wireless connection. Replacing a custom-built rig with a $50 box seems overly simple but it does work.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 4, 2016, 11:25 sauron
 
The Panama papers are all over the news today in the UK - the BBC and The Guardian. I guess that'll hit the US over the next few days.

It's going to be really interesting to see who really owns what and how much tax the wealthy have been avoiding. Icaland's PM and the UK PM already implicated, in addition to the usual suspects (Assad, Putin, Ghadaffi, etc).
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Apr 4, 2016, 10:57 sauron
 
That Xeon PC article is really interesting, thanks for posting it. Funny that the dual Xeon performs so much better in everything except games, but then I think we already knew that would be the case since CPU is not the bottleneck in those applications.  
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News Comments > Free Shipping to Compensate for Oculus Rift Delays
9. Re: Free Shipping to Compensate for Oculus Rift Delays Apr 2, 2016, 23:10 sauron
 
Hope you get yours soon, Blue. I'm hoping you'll post your impressions, and maybe even a few gameplay vids?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 1, 2016, 12:26 sauron
 
I have decided to become a pacifist vegetarian and rebuild Minas Tirith.

Heh, like that's ever gonna happen. In reality, Shelob and I are going on an Easter Egg hunt later.

And by 'Easter Egg', we mean 'Hobbit', obviously.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 31, 2016, 14:35 sauron
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 14:25:
Computer glasses? You mean...cyber-glasses?!?!


No, I think he means these.
 
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News Comments > Quoteworthy - MS on Halo 5 Skipping PCs
14. Re: Quoteworthy - MS on Halo 5 Skipping PCs Mar 31, 2016, 12:33 sauron
 
I think this is a sensible business decision. The shooter space on PC is wildly over-represented anyway, and many of the top shooters are likely to be better than another Halo game by leaps and bounds. Halo 5 would need to be optimized for PC and even then probably wouldn't be well reviewed and would sell poorly.

This way, they don't have to sink a ton of money into a game that won't perform well. And we don't have to play their crap. Win-win, I say.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 31, 2016, 12:26 sauron
 
beigemore wrote on Mar 31, 2016, 10:22:
I played this game for several years.. last decade. It was a very, very good game but the time dedication it required back then was insane. Excellent game.

Yeah, I played it for 8 years and was a member of the oldest North American guild for most of that time (KoolAid). A bunch of the other members jumped over to FFXIV when it came out, and I joined them for a while. Such nice folks. We keep in touch on the guild website, which is still running.

FFXI was incredibly fun and immersive, and being part of a raiding team for a prolonged period was some of the best gaming I've ever experienced. Although playing an MMO like that meant I missed out on a ton of other games.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Mar 30, 2016, 11:54 sauron
 
Dang, every review of the Rift I have read has been absolutely stellar. I guess it really is the real deal.

Anyone here tried it?
 
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