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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
Yeah agree here and should also mention that the RX 6600M is on the table as well. But when there are already laptops like this with a 6-core/12-thread Intel and RTX 3060 selling for $999, you can see that your goal should not be all that hard to accomplish as prices continue to drop.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
This generation's exclusives are going to require 6GB VRAM and a 6 to 8 core CPU, even at 1080p. You'd be wise to acquire an RTX 3060. Don't be shocked when the system requirements for PC games on the GPU side becomes the RTX 2060, over the coming year.What info are you seeking? Reviews are really the only sure bet tbh, unless you find out what exact panel it is and look up the hardware info online. Every premium laptop has 99-100% sRGB coverage now
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Thread [Rumour] CANCELLED: Tomb Raider Anniversary (2021) Remaster by Virtuous was cancelled (Was listed on the Nvidia leak)
What gave this random Twitter fansite posting about some random "Chinese sources" enough merit to even be posted here? Just typing RUMOR in caps isn't the out that means every random piece of shit deserves a thread.
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Thread SE sold "Eidos Montreal/Crystal Dynamics" because they thought their games would cannibalize sales of the rest of the company (!?)
Stop making threads based on the interpretation of tweets, with no actual source by which the statements can be vetted. It's time to stop using your time scrolling through Twitter as an excuse to make terribly inaccurate topics on Era. Feel free to make another thread with a direct link to Square-Enix's statements in the OP.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
17" 1080p has a P[PI of ~127, it's been more than fine and sharp for over a decade. The new 1440p and 1600p screens are dope, but the high refresh 1080p displays didn't suddenly get worse. The 1080p/240Hz that is in my GT76 is stupid pretty. Just make sure you get a screen with good color gamut.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
Do you specifically see though? It's a super solid headphone, the thread on Head-Fi is active and I can't recall many posts about failures. You have to do what you feel is best though. And yeah it's a really comfortable headphone, My head is gigantic plus I wear my afro out some times so I wear the Arya almost at full extension on the arms, but it disappears on my head and I fall asleep with it on almost every night. My set must literally have 1000s of hours on it haha. In the end, I've heard tale from people I trust that the difference between the V2 and the Stealth isn't as drastic as the early hysteria suggested, so I am going to happily enjoy the version I have as my endgame open-back. Only issue I have is that my Gen 1 Schiit Jotunheim is dying and is beyond the 5 year warranty. It's had a good run. Since I really need an all in one, I'm thinking about picking up the Hifiman EF400.
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Thread Where is the best non-subscription based place to buy audio books from?
Yeah I only knew that because I use the Windows desktop app, which is so trash the store in it is literally broken and you can't buy anything through it, so you have to go to the website to make your purchases.
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Thread Are we in the middle of a Tactical RPG resurgence? Releases from this year [pics]
If those FM remakes go multiplatform I'll be happy. I'm just not in position to buy a Switch for a few games at this time, especially not with a new Nintendo hardware looming.
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Thread How old were you when you lost your virginity?
17, and was actually with the girl I liked more than anyone else in high school totally by accident. Was wife material but unfortunately my anxiety and paranoia had me convinced I'd be ridiculed if I dated her because I made all decisions based on what I thought other people would say. Sad story in the end.
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Thread What is better: Lootboxes with the ability to buy everything (via earnable currency) or skins/content only available via purchase
Let people buy exactly what they want at a fair price, while also offering the ability to purchase the exact things through in-game currency. Lootboxes are a 100% trash way to dole out rewards.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
Man I have been oscillating at $699, for $799 I'm gonna pass. I might just stay with the all-in-one and upgrade to the new Hifiman EF400.Fine decision.I've never box used from an owner, but I've done "open-box" from HiFiMan. As long as Audeze considers the warranty on the GX transferable I would be okay, but also would see it as suspicious if the set is that new and going for 550 off. I'd definitely be disinfecting the set and replacing the earpads though haha, I'm too bothered by the idea of the previous owner being disgusting to not do so. I'm actually in serious consideration of selling my HiFiMan Arya right now. It's an absolutely incredible set but since I got the ZMF Atticus I've realized that I value a closed back as my endgame for the isolation. The Arya just isn't getting used and having a $1599 retail headphone gathering dust seems stupid. Trying to figure out what I'd list it for, probably like $999 just to sell it quickly. You are wrong about one thing though: Scammers are rampant in this hobby. There's a reason Head-fi and some of the Reddit audio seller's forums keep lists of everyone who has robbed someone else of their money or product. Assholes are everywhere.
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Thread How many languages do you speak?
English, Latin (no idea why I took these courses in school), and poor Spanish which I'm really looking to improve into fluency. So I'll say two and one-third because my Spanish only sound good to non-native speakers but falls to shambles when someone who grew up in it and was molded by it starts speaking at Mach speed.
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Thread Brazil set to carve motorway through Amazon rainforest
Me and mine will be siding with the AI when it/they decide humans must be subjugated to guarantee the Earth's survival. A cursory walk through on who we've allow to rise to leadership in our civilization says we're incompetent stewards.
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Thread "Nice Opinion you got there. What Youtuber gave it to you?"
Where is the line drawn? Is someone you know personally posting that something is not worth your time valid enough? "Have to experience it yourself or gtfo" is an expensive and petty ideal to which no one lives up.
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Thread An entire North Carolina police department resigned after a Black woman town manager was hired
I guarantee what actually happened was, they were pulling bullshit double shifts and running up crazy overtime pay, when there was literally no justification for it in such a small town. Cops and departments do this all over the country with no oversight and murder their cities fiscal budgets. She asked them to do some actual work for the money and killed the OT, suddenly holy shit this negro is tripping.
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Thread An entire North Carolina police department resigned after a Black woman town manager was hired
Yeah I mean his story is: " I was working double shifts at the time to try to keep up officer safety and be there with the officers in case something happened" = Bruh, what Avenger:Endgame crisis in your small town has you needing to work 16 hour days, 7 days a week? 'Gibson, who claimed the manager wrote him up for being late if he wasn't sitting at his desk' = I she showed up because he was, on multiple occasions, collecting pay for that time and found him to be AWOL aka still at home asleep "She wrote me up for going to businesses and talking with businesses" = She caught your boy at the bar or some restaurant while on the clock "talking to the owner" "She wrote me up for talking with council members I've known for 20 years" = again, why are you working a double collecting overtime bruh? Officer safety her ass. Dude is fresh out of a 'We Own This City' episode lmao. So used to being untouchable she dropped his brain into an ice bath.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
I've been waiting on that to come out of Early Access and for myself to have a high-end GPU again, seems like a really cool game with tons of content.Given that the internal hardware is identical, the only advice to give is to look at reviews and make a choice based on which you like more.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
I was just joking with you, honestly. I'm the guy who had a laptop with a desktop 9700K + 200W RTX 2080, yet I only played Slay the Spire all day. Can't say I have any recommendations. I am pretty much a complete roguelike enthusiast, I only come out of my bubble to play the RPGs which are made by Bioware, CDProject Red, From, and a few others. An RTX 3070 + 1080p screen will comparatively outperform the PS5 in any game, and you'll definitely be able to emulate the Switch at max fidelity.80-85C is to be considered impressive for a 13" machine running an R9. If the bottom is intake, a properly aligned cooling pad's fans should theoretically improve the air flow.
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Thread Iman Vellani (Ms. Marvel) used burner Reddit accounts to engage in nerd discussion and tell people their MCU theory was wrong
Oh my goodness, Wolvies final reaction brought tears to my eyes because it's so on character. I can hear Hugh Jackman saying it in my head.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
Considering the BF2 was a stretch for me at $699, the increase to $799 does not inspire me to buy. Honestly been considering upgrading my all-in-one solution to the Hifiman EF400.Thing is the 560S and Sundara are drastically different headphones. You're saying you can get one for less than $100 'all-in' vs spending over $400 to make the other one work before you've even auditioned it. It's impossible to recommend the latter path when reviews like this exist: I own thee Sundara, it is also considered the benchmark of its price point. But it costs more to get it up to speed and you might not like it, while you are at lease familiar with the Sennheiser house sound
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Thread Anyone ever uninstalled a game that consumed them and their life got better for it?
Yeah, I played nothing but StS for most of 2020 and the entirety of 2021. It's so low impact that it just fed into my 'isolated working from home because of COVID' depression. Literally had a session running 24 hours a day. Had to uninstall.
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Thread Jeff Grubb: Xbox Live Gold is going away and playing online multiplayer will be free (Speculation)
I have no concern, just interest. A business doesn't walk away from billions without some prospect on making more billions than it is giving up. I just don't see the value added billions in such a plan. It's possible to divorce consumer interest from raw business discussion. Painting all such discussion as concern trolling is lame. Like you say Microsoft doesn't need concern, they don't need people playing unpaid defense either.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
The only open-back headphone I see at Best Buy that's in your budget is the Sennheiser HD560S. That is a pretty well-regarded headphone at $199 and doesn't explicitly require an amp. I'd go with that, it's a HUGE step up over the HD558.I would not buy a Sundara without a dedicated amp.Budget?
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Thread Bad gaming arguments you're tired of seeing (and why they're bad)
The thing about this though, where I have some pushback, is that it holds a lot of validity in instances where nerfing the better performing items does not mean people are going to start using the things that are already useless. Making more items feels poor to play instead of the inverse, making the lowest items feel like they have a place in the game, is not balance but fun killing. The obviously overperforming always need tuning, but this specific complaint usually rears its head when a developer is ignoring a slew of low tier or trash items/weapons/characters and only focusing on bringing other things
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Thread Of the 50 highest rated movies on iMDB, how many have you seen?
Seen all but these: 6. Schindler's List (1993) 18. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 25. La vita è bella (Life Is Beautiful) (1997) 33. The Pianist (2002) 35. Gisaengchung (Parasite) (2019) 38. American History X (1998) 41. The Prestige (2006) 43. Whiplash (2014) 44. Intouchables (2011) 45. Top Gun: Maverick (2022) 46. Modern Times (1936) 50. Rear Window (1954) So 38 of 50
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
The 4GB VRAM on the 3050 Ti limits its longevity severely, I'd void that as an option entirely. I'd take the Creator if the priority is editing, the Alienware if it's gaming.You literally can't do any damage undervolting, worst that happens is you go too far and the systm freezes and you have to back it off until you find the stable offset. It's the over-volting you have to be careful about, you aren't going to hurt anything by taking away too much power.I'll have to check that out, next time i have a laptop which can undervolt in software.
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Thread Disney to Bid for the 'NFL Sunday Ticket' Package
I used to be a dedicated account manager for AT&T, I can tell you that the Sunday Ticket price for any place that serves food/dinks escalated quickly based on fire code occupancy, and that there is no way that's going to change when it moves to a streaming service. For regular businesses we used to throw Sunday Ticket at them though, a free year of football petty much sold the DTV by itself lmao. If anything, bar owners will thank God they don't have to fuck with boxes and dishes anymore. Used to get so many complaints from my clients about the setup of it all.
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Thread Normal enemies who are harder than some bosses in their respective games
No kidding. One day I said fuck it and decided I was going to fight this damn Runebear. I pretty much instantly and accidentally found that simply rolling directly into their belly makes it nearly impossible for them to do any damage, while my Ruins Greatsword does impact damage to their internal organs. On the other hand, I've never in my life encountered a "normal" enemy as sick as those fucking lobsters. I'm sure there is something I'm missing that cracks the code.
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Thread I'm usually pretty easy going with these things but jesus this month's humble bundle monthly is the worst one I've ever seen
Girlfriend you have a Deus Ex tag on one of the net's most active gaming forums. Is "video game enthusiast" highbrow enough? Or are we going full renegade and rejecting all labels?
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Thread I'm usually pretty easy going with these things but jesus this month's humble bundle monthly is the worst one I've ever seen
That is a pretty damn good month to me. There have been far worse imo. Just in the last few months I recall seeing the selection and thinking, "so what rock bottom looks like."Yeah, you are. Sorry you see such negative connotation to the word that it's poisoned, but everyone posting on Era Gaming is a gamer.
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Thread NBA superstar Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets
It's crazy to me, because lately I'd come around to being actively annoyed by people pooping on KD's rings but giving Steph and them full credit like they didn't beg him to come. "Tarnish everyone or no one", I said. Now he pulls this shit? Over Kyrie? I actually give the Nets props here, for not being held hostage and being forced to give an unreliable guy $200M because another guy threatened to leave if they didn't. Their biggest blunder was the Harden trade; I said at the time they didn't need to do it. Imagine right now but still having Jarret Allen, Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris Lavert, and all of hose picks.
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Thread NBA superstar Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets
1. KD on a 4-yr deal means the Nets can demand every good player you have AND picks, ain't shit a team can argue. 2. KD trying to force his way to a contender because the Nets didn't bend the knee to Kyrie after all of his bullshit is worse than anything I've ever seen. I'm speechless. Really dude? You need to jump to a ready-made chip squad now? 3. The owners are coming for blood at CBA negotiation time. Might as well start the lockout now.
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Thread NBA superstar Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets
Can you name who came up 4th in MVP voting from any other NBA season? That isn'r even an achievement we record.I'd trade Tatum and Jaylen for KD like yesterday if the Nets would take the deal.
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Thread NBA Finals 2022 | OT | Gang Green vs The Super Splash Bros.
How many times are you going to turn a casual "one of the favorites with healthy Klay" into a charged "they were the favorite and we a sure thing so meh at this excitement" so you can grandstand about falsely perceived cynicism? You're shadowboxing, I didn't say or feel any of that.
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Thread NBA Finals 2022 | OT | Gang Green vs The Super Splash Bros.
You can literally go to Youtube and find ESPN videos of takes where talking heads say they were ONE of the favorites if Klay was healthy. Stephen A Smith flat out proclaimed that if Klay was back, they would come out of the West. Enjoy he win but stop i with this scrappy underdog fabrication because Steph couldn't do shit by himself.
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Thread Warhammer 40K Dark Tide new gameplay trailer (September 13th on Xbox and PC - Game Pass as well)
Fuck that's disappointing. My brother is getting a Series S to get him by until the bigger consoles are readily available, and we were hoping to play together cross platform.
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Thread Starfield gameplay revealed
A laptop with an R7 5800H and RTX 3060 would easily play Starfield. On paper, and please stress the "on paper" so I don't get jumped, the 3060 isn't far behind the PS5's GPU in performance. With the Xbox Series S existing as the baseline for performance, midrange PC GPUs are going to last a long time. That's what happens when thee weakest console is slower than even the 1660 Ti.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
Go with the Lenovo. The X17 would be perfect if it had a 1440p option, I'm not sure if I would go for a 4K machine with an x070 leveel GPU until the next generation of RTX. The Legion laptops really are great but not having even tentative release dates is weird. The Scar 17 is probably the best option if it's in stock.
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Thread Street Fighter 6 Discussion/Speculation Thread
I understand. was out of line and you had the right to respond. I had no problem with what you said either. I just don't want the NEXT quote/reply to go further. We tend to let mods who are a part of communities monitor those communities, so I'd rather just deescalate before a dozen reports get filed over an argument derailing a thread, which then leads to the other mods asking wtf is going on in the SF6 thread.
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Thread Will you still buy Sony PC games if they went exclusive to their own launcher?
This thread is unnecessary given the fact that we know Sony isn't going to do it. You don't need to create a thread solely for the purpose of conducting a purity test on Era's PC users.
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Thread Has Evo Moment #37 (aka Daigo Parry) had an negative effect on the Street Fighter series?
Daigo: I need to see more of the offensive tools to see if they balance out the parry ability. I'm probably over thinking this. I'm confident Capcom has thought this through and we're a year from release anyway. Mago: NOOOOOOOOOO NONONONONONONONONONONOWTFMNONONONONONONONO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONOOOOOOOO WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, CAPCOM YOU FOOOOOOLS NOOOOOOOOOO AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Lmao
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Thread NBA Finals 2022 | OT | Gang Green vs The Super Splash Bros.
Stephen A Smith with his "they aren't the Splash brothers anymore, now we have to call them LETHAL WEAPON 3, Jordan Poole is that SPECIAL". Man tried his hardest to get the entire sports media world to adopt that nickname so he could take credit.No, not Nick. Surely he meant Klay coming back from injury or something.
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Thread Tom Henderson: Hideo Kojima’s New Horror Game is Dubbed “Overdose” [KJP asked for article to be removed, TH said No]
If I had a dollar every time I got the "disappointed to see this from a mod berating", I'd have... well like $10 maybe. But still.
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Thread Street Fighter 6 Discussion/Speculation Thread
You reported my post with a lengthy complaint so why this? You have clearly disregarded my original post where I went deep into explaining why "it's just one song" holds zero weight, so there is no need for us to play games anymore. You know exactly what I mean.
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Thread Dan Ryckert, Jeff Grubb, Lucy James, and Tamoor Hussain join Giant Bomb's "Core Crew" [SEE STAFF POST]
Fucking right about that. I often say that people can just... exercise their right to not post , It'd save so many people from themselves.I am a person who left my fiancé because my psychologist helping mee resolve my anxiety caused me to realize that the years of physical and emotional abuse I had accepted were just ridiculous and had to end. Within the context of life experience I am completely empathetic to the male victim of abuse. I guess my disconnect is that I never read people statements as absolutes, as if they were referring to I see it and say "well he wasn't talking about me, moving on", because he only seemed to be referring to bad actors, I dunno. When a person drops a qualifier on a statement which doesn't apply to my position it just doesn't even register with me if I don't hold it. Maybe that's my own failing or something I lack cognitively.
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Thread Dan Ryckert, Jeff Grubb, Lucy James, and Tamoor Hussain join Giant Bomb's "Core Crew" [SEE STAFF POST]
May I ask why he owes you any sort of follow up? That's what I don't understand. Why does anyone "like Pirates of the Caribbean more than women" insert themselves into the group to which Grubb was referring and take offense to the comment? I'm genuinely asking why people who don't ascribe to the view he was criticizing are offended by what he said.
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Thread Tom Henderson: Hideo Kojima’s New Horror Game is Dubbed “Overdose” [KJP asked for article to be removed, TH said No]
I have my own agency and don't have to read that leak. Do you read movie scripts that leak every single time? Why do we only get in our feelings over video games because the industry has conditioned us as consumers to be so unflinchingly protective of their marketing plans? The VG industry guards game rollouts more heavily that almost any tech industry competitor does the specs of their new products. Why are we as a community so addicted to reveal trailers? That's all this is really about in the end, just 'circling the wagons' to protect the ability to have hype threads for gaming events to watch trailers.
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Thread W40K: Darktide recently announced microtransactions; is "Paid games need microtransactions to support them" really the case?
I'm really not geing a full understanding of why you feel this complaint has depth. They are monetizing the way your character can look. You are not giving a well explained reasoning or why that is problematic. It just sounds like FOMO on customizations that don't affect gameplay.
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Thread Do you think Clive from FFXVI is "too normal" of a name for a mainline FF protagonist?
Oh how did I forget Clive Davis; signed Springsteen, Santana, Pink Floyd, Whitney Houston, etc. Definitely a Legendary rarity name damn. This Final Fantasy dweeb has big shoes to fill.
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Thread Omg Anime-ERA, how come you didn't tell me SPRIGGAN was so tight!?
I remember popping in the Spriggan DVD that I got during one of those amazing sales Rghtstuf use to run, and my dad just so happened to sit down next to me. That was the first anime movie he sat through the entire thing and really enjoyed, thought is was great.
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Thread How do you feel about personal property taxes?
Extremely myopic and privileged view on the subject, ff you truly feel people just have no right ot question property taxes. We get billed for sewage and electricity in my city, and the roads are extremely shitty and beyond in need of repair. Don't get me started on taxes supposedly funding public education. It's annoying? How are things in your high castle?
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Thread How often do you take days off work?
I get 120 hours of vacation a year (on top of a mountain of unpaid time I never touch), and can pretty much use it at the drop of a dime with no forewarning. So, I'll take a day or half-day whenever I feel like it with zero guilt. I never take lengthy vacations so this is the trade off they accept. Corporate doesn't love me. They'd lay me off without paying out the remainder so fuck sitting on that shit.
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Thread PC Gaming ERA | June 2022 - Dancing On My Own
Using the entire scale I'd absolutely have given Outer Worlds a 6 or 6.5 by the time I finished it. That isn't an indictment or major criticism, the game just became unsatisfyingly empty after the highs of the initial planet, and I had to drag myself through the latter third.
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Thread NBA Finals 2022 | OT | Gang Green vs The Super Splash Bros.
I mean he had "natural basketball motion'd "Steven Adams, Kyrie, and I think Chris Paul already up to that point, dude was absolutely out of control and should have been sat down he decided to take a swing at Bron's dangly bits live on ABC during the Finals. People like Stephen A Smith to this day raving about how ridiculous the suspension was without blaming Dray just baffle me.
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Thread PC Gaming ERA | June 2022 - Dancing On My Own
Did Blizzard seriously not forecast how Immortal was going to get ripped to shreds by PC gamers, who have other F2P ARPGs against which they can directly compare the monetization scheme? Surely someone is paid to gauge consumer reaction over there, and saw this coming, miles ahead of launch.
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Thread Street Fighter 6 is releasing in 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC
All you need to understand is that black people are tired of people shitting on our art every time it shows up in media, by saying it "doesn't fit" and they wish was some other genre that is "more appropriate". That's all. What you feel doesn't matter, your preference doesn't matter, what you wish it was doesn't matter, what you think fits doesn't matter. Just stop fucking doing it. You are shitting on our culture, period. I don't care what you think you're doing. You and whoever you come from can keep it to yourselves and let us have our time in the sun with zero commentary for the next 1000 years, then check back and see if we think the scales have balanced. What you think you're doing doesn't matter, when the black people receiving it are telling you to shut he fuck up. It's fucking racism, regardless of intention. Blowing the dog whistle is what it is. Take this as a warning.
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Thread Top 10 most Played Games on the STEAM Deck, sorted by playtime - Top 3: 1.Elden Ring 2.Vampire Survivors 3.Rogue Legacy 2
Vampire Survivors is addictive, especially if you get into chasing the leaderboards. Damn near had to uninstall it.
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Thread Am I justified in being pissed off at my brother, or am I overreacting? (Wedding related)
So a guy you barely even know didn't pay for the suit. Why are you surprised? Why are you even going to pretend you care? This is clearly a waste of time and money for you. You threw the 30 quid in to prove that point, yeah? What's he going to say when he sees that other than "yeah I expected that from him". This is way deeper between the two of you than the freaking suit.
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Thread Am I justified in being pissed off at my brother, or am I overreacting? (Wedding related)
Do you have the emotional intelligence to have a conversation with your brother about it, instead of having an internet tantrum? You could've just told him how you felt and asked him to pay for the suit rental.
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Thread Have you turned around on Epic Games store?
Mechwarrior 5 had mod support, but I don't know if that was explicitly due to anything Epic did with the stores backend.Thing is, EGS has made almost zero progress in the way of transitioning out of the "early Steam" phase. They can't claim to not have the money for it.
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Thread Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered announced for PC (August 12, 2022)
Seeing this PC initiative from Sony as tactic to get a significant number of PC gamers to buy consoles, is just as weird as the thinking this PC initiative is going to cause a significant number of entrenched console gamers to suddenly want to leave that heavily subsidized, simplified comfort zone to deal with the expensive technical pitfalls of the PC platform. Neither idea makes much sense when you really apply critical analysis. It's much easier to just accept the reality that Sony is literally just selling to PC gamers because they've finally read the room as their contemporaries operate in the PC ecosystem to make extra money. There is no forecasted threat to the bottom line or master plan in play; this move is completely segregated from the Playstation. Common sense business doesn't require much armchair analysis. Any gain or loss to the PlayStation userbase itself will be a rounding error.
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Thread Warhammer 40,000: Darktide - Rejects Will Rise | Official Trailer
For anyone who wants one of those good old our long lore drops, Fatshark partnered with Luetin09 who is a popular 40K lore content creator on Youtube, and gave him all of the background on the Hiveworld In which Darktide takes place for an exclusive deep dive lore dump. It's good watch. Only in 40K is your content creator influence done through hour long, super in depth lore vids lmao.
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Thread LTTP: Mass Effect Andromeda (UNMARKED SPOILERS): Andromeda died on the way back to it's home planet
People who played the original trilogy on console might not feel this pain, but on PC, we went from having ten powers simultaneously available... to three. Especially for a class like Engineer which is all I ever played this was a huge gameplay nerf. I too ended up just leveling three or four powers. The "profiles" system was a fix to a problem which didn't exist with the keyboard/mouse control scheme, and the global cooldown upon switching loadouts ruined the flow anyway. Terrible idea.
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Thread Digital Foundry: Do we need mid gen refreshes(PS5 Pro/Xbox Series X Pro)?
People are approaching this as if the PS4P and X1X were ever anything but niche consoles that sold to a far smaller demographic than the base consoles. The mid-gen refreshes will sell to the same people who bought them last time, except this time the draw will be performance and fidelity instead of pixel counts. The PS5 and Series X aren't going to be doing raytracing and 120fps forever, and there will be a market for console players who want to hit those frame and visual targets. The consumer who would buy a PS5 Pro or Xbox Series "Elite" is already anticipating them. The consoles sold out yesterday. The current new-gen consoles are just okay on the power scale, stop acting like they are titans.
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Thread I need help picking a game to start with immersive sims.
Jeez I hope they can get it finished. Feels like that was announced a decade ago. I'll definitely be checking it out, but the original is just special to me, first game I bought with my own money after playing the demo disc to death. It's almost like Metroid the way you gradually power up as you explore and graft more and more technology onto your body, which opens up more and more of the environment. Don't blame you for waiting for the remake either way. My recommendation to you today would be Human Revolution. That game took me back.
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Thread Kathleen Kennedy: We are focusing on setting future SW movies in the sequel era and beyond
My only hope is that the reception Visions received gets Lucasfilms to greenlight some anime series. Slap non-canon on it and let a few good studios go nuts.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
Just speaking raw performance, that GPU is 10-15% slower that what is in the PS5, while the CPU is faster. Steam deck is cute but gets obliterated in a performance comparison. If you don't explicitly value the handheld, go with the laptop. And yeah there is an empty slot in there you can use to add a larger NVMe SSD.
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Thread MarvelStudios should rename the X-Men.
We're talking about a "brand" though, and the idea you put forth that the name X-Men doesn't matter if they are in the MCU. I'm simply saying that "MCU" isn't nearly as big of a marketing phrase as you believe it to be. You can't strip away the Marvel IP that shores the foundation.
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Thread MarvelStudios should rename the X-Men.
There is no strength in an "MCU brand" though. Almost literally doesn't exist. The entry level mindshare for the work is entirely propped up by the recognizability of specific Marvel IP: Avengers, Thor, Captain America, etc. The average person has probably seen most of the movies yet is completely disconnected from the phrase "Marvel Cinematic Universe." That's nerd shit.Also outdated given the existence of the Washington and the Cleveland .
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Thread Vanity Fair: In ROGUE ONE, Cassian was willing to give up his life; STAR WARS: ANDOR will show that before that he was giving up parts of his soul too
You're contradicting yourself the moment you call a negative opinion "shitting up the thread", period. If no one in is trolling you don't have the right. Maybe instead of focusing on and reacting to the negative opinions you could, I dunno, ignore them to post your feelings about the show itself instead, maybe say something positive so the conversation is balanced. At least the naysayers are keeping it on topic; what are the people behaving like YOU doing?
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Thread Vanity Fair: In ROGUE ONE, Cassian was willing to give up his life; STAR WARS: ANDOR will show that before that he was giving up parts of his soul too
Theads will never be built solely for those with positive comments on products. It just doesn't work that way. Why do people with something good to say post? Why do people post to complain about people complaining? It's an open forum.
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Thread How often to do you eat sweet treats? (Non-diet soft drinks, cookies, cakes, pastries, candies, dessert coffee drinks etc.)
Gave up sugar completely three or four months ago because my mother had to do so, my father and I wanted to support her and not keep eating the laundry list of things they told her were no-gos. No sugar, no breads, pastas. I still have white rice once a month or so, can't give that up completely. Sometimes I miss chocolate fudge brownies so much.
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Thread Vanity Fair: In ROGUE ONE, Cassian was willing to give up his life; STAR WARS: ANDOR will show that before that he was giving up parts of his soul too
People are fucking tired of prequel material eternally spinning in this section of the timeline. Surely it isn't very hard to understand why eyes roll when they fabricate yet another story starring a character we've already seen, just before what we've already seen happen to them. The cowardice of this franchise is ridiculous to some of us now. Is the Jyn Erso prequel in the works yet?
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Thread Where the term “Scardy Cat” come from? Cats ain’t scared of shit
Cats don't want smoke with anything they can't overpower. If you fall into that group you are basically dead on sight unless you can convince them it isn't worth the effort.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
I'm gonna need you to stop this line of construct because questioning injuries in this manner is against the spirit of the NBA OT. What would even be the strategic logic in the most consistent player on the team, the DPOY, to remove himself from a tight playoff game in a crucial period of the game for such a long stretch, for no damn reason, with a fake injury? Do you understand how freaking weird this sounds? Do you think THE TEAM would be cool with him sabotaging a playoff game for... what reason? I'm failing to see any logic you are applying here. Your feels are shaky as hell. Just dead it.
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Thread Is Real Time with Pause (RTwP) the worst style of combat in all of video games?
But the PC versions of Dragon Age games are pressing space bar to pause, assign actions, then you unpause to watch things play out, literally classic RTwP mechanics. DA:I was the worst version by far on PC, no contest.
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Thread Is Real Time with Pause (RTwP) the worst style of combat in all of video games?
Setting a bunch of skills to go off, then unpausing to see your coordinated destruction play out, is a type of satisfaction turn-based systems just can't match for me. I till have Divinity OS2 has my favorite WRPG, because both types of systems are good in my book.
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Thread Kotaku: EA Looking To Sell Or Merge
FIFA is going to come crawling back to a worse deal than EA was offering previously. I give it one, two years tops. Who are they going to find to develop a brand new FIFA franchise from the ground up, in short order? They broke up a 30 year marriage with EA, but EA got to keep the house, the cars, the bank account, and full custody of the kids.
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Thread Kotaku: EA Looking To Sell Or Merge
I haven't been able to find those details, but I'm sure they have a partnership in place to continue joint promotions through the release period of FIFA 23. No reason to go scorched earth and compromise the profit margins.It's finely distilled, unadulterated hubris. FIFA is an organization with fucked up leadership and this is another feather in its cap. Quote from the President:So he thinks they will find a partner and have a game out by the time next year rolls around? Yeah good luck with that chief.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Tatum just is what he is to me though. If the game flow aligns he will get 30 easy off talent and natural physical gifts, if not... he is not a guy who has the mental fortitude to GO GET what you need him to when it's important. My brother calls it the "pretty boy game".Big facts
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Thread Your Tesla Catch Fire And Traps You In? Shoulda Read The Manual!!!
This is pretty much guaranteed death in the future, what the fuck am I looking at? Fold back the edge of the carpet? Remove the speaker grille?! Have they not considered accidents and injury senarios, where pulling the damn door handle to escape is all the person can manage?
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Pat Bev said on First Take that MIA needed a 30pt game from Bam if they were going to win. Wow, how accurate was that assessment? He really does have the matchups to do that every game, when they are either putting the older Horford or a small guy on him. Play big boy.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
I'm eight months in with my Arya and it still impresses me and brings a smile to my face with how impressively it presents audio. The other day I was listening to this guy on YouTube ranting about the Xbox, and the vocal was coming from the top of my head because the dude was recording from a standing position and talking down into his microphone. It was surreal how outside of my head the vocals were, kept freaking me out, I waved my hand above my head a couple times lmao. I've done extensive research into the summit-fi gear. While those sets are technically "superior" the Arya, you almost always lose the dynamism and punch the Arya presents, especially how it does that subwoofer style low-end. In the end I suppose it will come down to what genres you listen most. I am a hip-hop, R&B, trip-hop, electronica person, so the Arya is pretty much the perfect endgame for what I enjoy.The 560S is just the better headphone, period. The X2HR is only winning in being more bass heavy for hip-hop. 560S for gaming no doubt. The soundstage and detail retrieval are an easy pick. edit: nvm just buy the 560S
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
We're only talking basketball though. If "he's richer than you and pulls mad honeys" is the bar to shut down criticism of what goes down on the court, might as well shut down the thread and end all sports commentary. No one went to him on a personal level so there is no reason to take it there.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
I would be the best 15th man in NBA history. First guy up for high 5s after every timeout, acting super extra after dunks and made three-pointers, passing out towels, lockdown defense on C-squad in practice. Sheeeiit MVP teammate that everyone loves, give me my check. And I would go to the church league on the weekend to score 60 ppg so the civilians respect my NBA badge.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
This had to be the highlight of Pat Bev's day: ESPN needs to have a check ready for him the moment he retires. The atmosphere on FT today with him and JJ together was incredible. Molly literally cackling off camera jeezus.
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Thread Experiences that make you think, "this is everything I ever wanted when I was a kid!"
When my brother and I were little kids in the late 80s, we used to stay up late at night on the edge of the wall of our bunk beds, whispering so out parents couldn't hear us. We'd make up videogames and fantasize about being game developers making things games at the time couldn't possibly fulfill. So one night we made up this game where you customize your own robot, then fight 1v1 in a city against someone else's creation. We stayed up all night imagining the possibilities of weapons and types of mech parts, arms and legs and whatnot. When Armored Core dropped on the PS1, we were in high school, and found ourselves stomping and jetting around a city, blasting at each other in custom built mechs we spent all day tooling to perfection. Literally a childhood dream fulfilled moment.
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Thread Nonspeaking student with autism gives moving commencement speech
I suffered with this starting as a young child, but it was never noticed, diagnosed, or treated. It carried on into my adulthood and caused life to be incredibly difficult for me, basically ruined my prospects of success as a young adult. The best way to describe it would be that I always felt like I was in my head at the controls of a giant machine, but there was a wall of soundproof glass between me and everyone I was around. I would scream and bang on the glass, but no one could hear me. People just thought I was extremely weird, because I'd just sit off to the side by myself and just... be quiet. To me it was all I knew. So I spent all of my time by myself, talking to myself, observing others behavioral patterns and calculating extremely complex math. I was finally diagnosed around like... 28 I think? Along with everything else that suffering in silence for decades had spawned. Your son is incredibly fortunate to have you by his side to guide him through his journey.
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Thread Redfall and Starfield have been delayed to the first half of 2023
First HALF. Doggy that means Starfield could literally be over a full year from release, holy shit. Well at least I didn't get fucked like when I upgraded my gaming laptop for Cyberpunk, then it got delayed six months or whatever it was.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
I wouldn't have been mad if Kamisovas took it, he made moves too. To give it to Kleiman simply because his team improved on the court is completely against what I've always thought the spirit of the award is supposed to be.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
For real for real. Problem is you pretty much have no choice but to move Marcus to 6th man if you bring in a legit PG, because Jaylen at SF and Jayson at PF is not going to be a successful experiment just to keep Marcus with the starters at SG. But they have to understand the reality of him just not being a good ball handler. It's just not his job. You want to win? Fuck his feelings.I get that, but the play down one with the ball advanced? You have to get that inbound pass into the hands of Tatum. Is he ascending to "superstar" or not?
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Thread VICE: ‘It's a Bloodbath’: The Crypto Crash Is Real
The biggest issue with this "HODL culture" is people are losing perspective on the fact that they are memeing . It's internet gone wrong when the collective consciousness builds an invincible confidence in such a volatile and so obviously manipulated market.
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Thread Era, do you go back to play games that released before you were born?
I wasn't being serious lmao. I was there, played the hell out of all of those games. I was crazy good at Asteroids. Fuck Q*bert though, that's the one game I just couldn't get as a kid and it frustrated the hell out of me.
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Thread Era, do you go back to play games that released before you were born?
Games were awful before '82, so no it's not happening. Well Zaxxon was cool but I played that on cassette. I can't imagine being born in like... 2000 or later; you'd have never be able to catch up on the best games that have been made. It'd be like digging for treasure in sand made of gold.
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Thread Did I make the right call cancelling my date?
Yeah one of these. Would have kept it flexible and not been so stuck on it having to be a dinner date. When she was so apologetic and insistent on seeing me that night, it was only more evidence of how much she likes me. I would provide huge leeway for that if I'm equally as interested.She invited him to the party though.
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Thread Did I make the right call cancelling my date?
I'm not going that deep down the negative, worst case scenario black hole. The party was known of days in advance with invitation extended, and she ended up getting caught up in the situation and couldn't get away as quickly as she had thought. This is all according to the OP. I'm not sure why you're staring into the abyss on this one. Christ, chill out Professor X.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
I don't read your conjecture as being too far off of reality. From Software clearly carries some technical debt which they've been hesitant or [insert descriptive phrase of choice] to eliminate. But this is what we know: The next game will be coming off of the back of a 12+ million seller and should be launching solely on the new-gen consoles + PC. It will be for From to not invest Elden Ring profits into their technical and engineering departments, thus risking a release that carries forward the performance issues of the past. If they can't use the console generation split as a clean break and time for retooling, there's no hope.
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Thread (NSFW) Loving relationship, some sex issues. Any advice?
Okay, so listen, because I went through this same situation with a woman I wanted to marry. Her not reciprocating oral when you are giving it to her is a major issue which can eventually built bitterness and resentment. It's honestly a joke that she doesn't see it as hypocrisy that you go down on her yet she gives you shit for requesting the same. I'm telling you, do not sit quietly and let this slide because the wedge is going to grow into something ugly. You have to at a minimum stop giving her oral and make sure she knows exactly why. It's time to stop tap dancing around the issue. We're in the endgame now.
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Thread Variety: What Spell Did Marvel Cast on the MPA for ‘Doctor Strange 2’ to Receive a PG-13 Rating? [OPEN SPOILERS]
You gotta go pretty far in this Christian nation to earn an 'R', if your movie has zero exposed breasts, sex scenes, F-bombs, or Satanic worship. A little ? Pffft we're built on that shit, don't even roll over in bed for less than an on-screen disembowelment.
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Thread The Verge: Nvidia fined $5.5 million for hiding how many gaming GPUs were sold to crypto miners (in 2017 pre-COVID cypto boom)
I'm going to assume you didn't make the OP and thread title with a severe lack of details to be intentionally inflammatory and misleading. I updated the thread title with something you should have had there from the jump.It's because of this:Investors were pumping money into Nvidia because they were thinking the Pascal gaming GPUs were lighting up the Steam charts. When Crypto hit a snag Nvidia dropped projections by 500 MILLION, which shouldn't have happened when they were reporting all of the sales as "gaming" related. Thus the lawsuits and the SEC investigation.Exactly.
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Thread Is there a better Shonen arc than 1-64 of Bleach?
As far as introductory arcs, Naruto's Land of Waves was probably the best "this shit is real" arc in anime for me. When Zabuza shows up and puts pressure on Kakashi of all people you finally get the realization of what elite ninja fights really are and it's so gripping all the way until the end.But it was all one hell of a setup for when Ichigo found out Aizen was so OP that he could cancel the main hero's theme into silence with one finger.
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Thread In a GOP World the Future is X-Rated: GOP senators want new TV rating for shows with LGBTQ characters
Interracial couples had barely been on screen for the last 60 years, with it changing in the last decade or so. That particular naughty list has been in effect for a long time.
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Thread ESPN is going to remove Max Kellerman from First Take
JJ literally does what Stephen A hated Max for, which is giving calm, intellectual arguments when SAS just wants someone who is going to yell bullshit back and forth with him. Stephen cannot keep his head above the water in a library voice discussion and he cab't stand the ego hit, you can tell how uncomfortable he iss when he's on set with people like JJ or Jalen Rose. Russo is going to be slowly worked in as the permanent co-host if the analytics show his day has been popular, you can bet money on that.
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Thread Furi gets a new DLC titled "Onnamusha Rider" on May 17 on PC, PS4/PS5 and Nintendo Switch. (No Xbox due to lack of interest on the platform)
What a reaction to a small dev saying they would lose money if they did an Xbox port. "Lose money anyway or it's fuck you on sight." Our forum is supposed to be better than this. But we can turn into every other shithole when we don't get our way.
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Thread Kotaku: NFT market collapses just as Square Enix sells Tomb Raider to bet big on blockchain
This is a shitty clickbait article, even by Kotaku's standards. Absolute horseshit to make this connection as if SE planned to invest $300,000,000 into NFTs. Maybe don't just post every article you see without vetting it yourself with a little bit of common sense.
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Thread Ubisoft kinda didn't have good news/announcemet for almost 2 years
The premise of this thread is shaky at best and ignores every single thing that Ubisoft has actually released and announced to positive media and fanfare within the last two years. It's being locked on the grounds of just not being well thought out and not fostering worthwhile discussion because of those factors.
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Thread What’s your work machine? Is it a laptop or bound workstation?
ASUS TUF F17 gaming laptop, used for work and play. 11th-gen i5-11260H, RTX 3050 Ti, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe. I can't go back to laptops smaller than 17.3", they are too small. Maybe it's because I'm a 6'6" giant. Currently using my decade old 1080p TV as a second screen because I keep holding out for the perfect monitor. Someday... maybe.
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Thread Am I crazy for absolutely hating when streaming platforms have their "continue watching" buttons navigate straight to the episode?
is this a thread to complain about HBO Max having the most dog crap navigation of all the streaming apps? Or are we on Amazon Prime's ass right now? Like WHY can't I click into the series page? All they have to do is make clicking on the title of the series go to the summary page, while clicking on the play symbol continues the last episode. It's not that hard.I've probably been giving Crunchyroll an undeserved pass because it's pretty much my main anime hub so I have to use it.
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Thread NBA-Era, riddle me this. Draymond Green is a menace, why hasn't anyone checked him one good time?
You are embarrassing yourself, trying to deflect this thread's discussion to someone else but Draymond. Holy shit dude you have the nerve to mention homerism.
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Thread Anyone WFH/remote learning not able to PC game anymore?
I was playing Slay the Spire during work today, then as soon as I logged off I booted up Elden Ring. I just don't have this anathema some seem to experience with their PCs/laptops. As a fellow gaming laptop user, have you hooking up an HDMI cord to the TV and grabbing a controller ?
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
He pulled his up high jersey You can pretty much stop right there. It's an unsafe and reckless play. Watch it again: By the time he reached for him to "brace and slow down his descent", he was almost completely on the floor already.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
This is the type of never ended, insufferable salt that is going to start earning a short threadban. It's just unnecessary and shitting up the thread because you are mad. We talk logical basketball here fam. Stop it with this. Please.
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Thread AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT Flagship RDNA 3 Graphics Card Could Reach Almost 100 TFLOPs, Navi 31 GPU Frequency Hitting Over 3 GHz
It wasn't though. Not close, go back and check. The legendary Pascal was 60-70% faster.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Who in their right mind is trading a lottery pick for Zion, when he is 300+ pounds Dude is in Greg Oden territory right now, except Greg was actually working his ass off to be in shape and make it back onto the court.
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Thread Shaquille O'Neal says his daughters can stay home as long as they want, but his son's must move out at 18
I have no issue with the man saying he wants his daughters close to him so he can help them navigate the world of rich guy dating. Do we really have to make the leap that he is trying to control their lives when he didn't say that? He didn't even say they can't just move out at 18 if they want to do so, man just stated his preference. Why are we fronting like there isn't such a thing as throwing people to the wolves in certain societal circles? That's all he said he wants to prevent. "Oh so he's saying his daughters are incapable of...", nah he didn't, just that he wants to give them insight from HIS EXPERIENCES as a man who has failed at treating women the right way.
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Thread Shaquille O'Neal says his daughters can stay home as long as they want, but his son's must move out at 18
Respectfully, how is he being at all toxic in this instance? He states a specific reason he wants to keep his daughters at home with him daily for longer than his sons, who he instead wants living outside of the home to start learning different responsibilities. But all of them are going to be living off of his millions with free living, education, and expenses. I'm just not seeing how you can apply the usual stereotypes to this when he clearly stated his own intentions within personal context.
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Thread Shaquille O'Neal says his daughters can stay home as long as they want, but his son's must move out at 18
Man some of you are embarrassing. Let's drag every mistake you made in life and make a mountain of it to paint you as an irredeemable piece of shit. Trying to use stuff like this to "paint a picture of bad character" is just disgusting. How about you watch the actual podcast and hear him talk about how many mistakes he's made in life? Nah can't do that, there is a trial to be held and the prosecution needs to withhold evidence.
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Thread Shaquille O'Neal says his daughters can stay home as long as they want, but his son's must move out at 18
The man literally says he wants his daughters to stay with him longer so he can teach them to not fall into men who are like he was as a young rich guy. How is that being patriarchal or toxically masculine, wanting to help them make good decisions? Why is "there's no reason for me to keep my sons at home longer" an indictment? Ya'll are acting like his sons aren't going to live the lives of rich college kids. Nowhere did he say his sons won't have every single thing in their lives paid for, just that he wants them out living in their own homes. You're literally ignoring the totality of what was being said. You should all be ashamed for jumping on this.
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Thread Shaquille O'Neal says his daughters can stay home as long as they want, but his son's must move out at 18
I understand from where you are coming. He he is only giving extra training to his daughters. He just also says later that he supports and loves his sons, and he didn't say ends at 18. He said they can't live with him. That can be seen as an unfair double standard based on gender. Maybe it is wrong for him to say he has extra things to teach his daughters that he hasn't gotten around to yet. Maybe he feels like his sons are prepared, I don't know he didn't say. What am I arguing against? The perpetuation of the idea that Shaq just said his sons are "on their own" as soon as they turn 18, and receive no further support. It probably isn't worth it, especially not with you.
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Thread Shaquille O'Neal says his daughters can stay home as long as they want, but his son's must move out at 18
It is all hypothetical, because in the end all he really said was he wanted to give them advice on dating, and never said they COULDN'T move out.
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Thread Shaquille O'Neal says his daughters can stay home as long as they want, but his son's must move out at 18
The problem is people are making huge leaps based off of what he DIDN'T say. I watched the entire pod, he talks about being a mentor, teaching young men to not be bullies, how his marriage failed solely because of his actions, how he doesn't use the term "baby mama" because he has kids by two wonderful women. Like, it's really bothering me how we take celebrities and write our own fanfiction on their characters off of a few quotes. In totality he is trying to be a good person.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
They have a great defense, I've never said otherwise. 4 players in the top 20 of DRTG is great, even if Robert isn't playing right now. With the DPOY. I'm still going to laugh at calling this the best double team idea Kevin has , it just works like that.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Yes the Celts in yeear whatever of KD's career have figured out a version of the double team that no one has seen before. I'm simply asking you to question how that sounds. Casual fan? Lmao, you're talking reckless because your team is hot right now. End the argument here. I'm not the one who is claiming BEST DEENSE OF ALL TIME.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
And you are being results oriented which is completely stupid. No one on this team can defend better than the two guys I named, and they guarded him simultaneously. That's literally how it works. No one on the planet can look at tonight's KD and say that was the best KD they've seen. There was clearly far more going on with him than facing the most insurmountable defense ever assembled.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Weird narrative to push when the suits in the league office are on their knees praying a prestige franchise like Boston rises back to glory. Fucking nobody wants Grizzlies v Heat as the finals on business decisions lmao. Warriors v Celtics is the dream.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Someone please check on Skip Bayless, I'm concerned about his salt levels.I expected these two to sit down and talk about how they would function together is all. Can't run a PnR? I reject the idea, these guys are professionals, I could draw one up at least conceptually. They know how it works.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
I've been raging over this just as a fan of the game. When KD/Kyrie hooked up, I thought running a deadly two-man PnR action was the plan all along. How is it that the tactic is NEVEEEER on the menu? Do they even set picks?
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Well, AD doesn't like the roll but he does choose the pop. But at least the Lakers run action in which Bron and AD set screens for each other to force defenders into decisions. KD and Kyrie function as exclusive pieces that don't affect each other. Maybe they need a coach.
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Thread Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte |Fight Thread| Apr 23, 2022 at Wembley Stadium
I don't want to speculate too much, but my decade of supporting myself through online poker taught me the "silly clown shit" you wouldn't expect a site to try to get away with are associated with impending cash flow issues. But that is already me saying too much haha. What was the payout on "Fury by KO" specifically in 6? Probably a hell of a prop payout if someone bet the farm. Getting this technical means they owe someone a check imo. edit: But yeah , if it had come up before, people should've known beforehand, right? Most finishes are TKOs after all.
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Thread Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte |Fight Thread| Apr 23, 2022 at Wembley Stadium
I guess I'll have to have my brother ask. That would be one hell of a fucked up technicality to not pay on a win condition bet. Any idea what reputable betting house is pulling such a thing?
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Thread Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte |Fight Thread| Apr 23, 2022 at Wembley Stadium
Knew of a guy who had a bet on a 6th rd KO, my brother and I were lamenting his loss with 28 seconds left, then BAM. Lucky bastard probably went from cursing the stars to dancing around the room, I wish I'd have been there.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
The longer I play the more I notice how bad the baked in lighting looks in the outdoor environments, especially anywhere there are bits of tree growing out of the ground. The game would really benefit from the full RT lighting suite being available at least on PC, but my faith in a company as technically inept as From is probably lower than yours. The implementation is going to be absolute fuckery.
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Thread Is there some sort of dry meat or long-lasting protein that can be used in a bind for sauces or other recipes?
Why is freezing meat not an option?This is the only time you're going to be warned to not post some stupid, disgusting shit like that. Total unnecessary and unneeded.
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Thread ELDEN RING: Patch Notes 1.04
Seems time to end this thread, since it is turning into the Elden Ring OT, complete with story and non-patch gameplay, spoilers, and petty bickering. Feel free to move your discussions to the actual OT now.Wanted to give you a response on this. Even with how much I like the Ruins Greatsword, when it comes to a 1v1 fight, I still feel the Executioner's Greataxe with Lion's Claw as the ash of war is one of the absolute most deadly weapons I have. Lion's Claw is like the most slept on weapon art in this game, I'm a little surprised they buffed it. It can fly through heavy attack, be used n quick succession, and does immense poise damage. Plus it's a freaking front flip, and style points matter a lot. The Ruins Greatsword just wins because it has a ridiculous ranged attack that can hit and knock down multiple enemies, if not kill them outright. Very useful.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
Spiked Cracked Tear adds +15% to charged strong attacks, if you use those as much as me you are robbing yourself of extra damage if not using this one. Combined with the Axe Talisman you get +25% damage on those, huge considering that includes Poise damage. Greenburst Crystal is actually a solid pick since you use the shield and a lot of stamina with the greatsword attacks. Definitely dump Crimsonburst Crystal though, I leaned on it as a crutch for a while, but bosses start doing so much burst damage and you get so much health that the keep away time it requires to give you a tangible amount of HP recovery becomes untenable in a clutch situation. Dropping Warming Stones, which are made from super basic materials, actually heals significantly faster. Faith-knot isn't a bad idea if you have high scaling there, it's a free boost.I lost 67K trying to jump down there (stupid me) so it became a stubborn thing. I quit though, not worth the frustration when I'm using a weapon that can't even switch Ashes.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
I haven't look up the reward, wanted it to be a surprise for once I guess? But my stupid horse can slip off of the branch when I've successfully made the jump, then I land on a lower outropping and should be safe, but the game doesn't calculate the fall height correctly so I just die. And when I do get down there
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
This is the dumbest jump I've encountered in the entire game, so far: The environmental designer must have thought Torrent was going to have much tighter controls than it does. I am not a platforming savant in any brand of game, but this one is extremely frustrating, especially since it has to be repeated if you don't survive what is awaiting you at the bottom, which is worthy of its own tangential discussion. From does things like this that border on sadistic, and it's not admirable.Don't let Crucible Knight get you down, that dude is one of two bosses I have on my "completely bullshit" list. He has such a complete offensive and defensive package, the person who designed him has no kindness in their heart. Especially if we're talking about the one with the shield. He's a star athlete who rips up kids notebooks when they asks for autographs and laughs when they cry level of asshole.
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Thread Tips for a first time Sekiro player
I've actually been thinking about Sekiro myself, as my time with ER winds down. The Surge 1 and 2 were my previous experience with the genre, and like you I'm not sure I can go back to the Dark Souls games. I also have cognitive issues, mine cause me to space out on concentration for fractions of a second and even in The Surge and Elden Ring it gets me killed. Sekiro seems like it is even more focus based so I'm hesitant to take the plunge.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
Completely slipped my mind before, but you really should consider the instead. It avoids the pad issues of the grey Focal headphones and measures very close to the OG Clear, and a far lower price. I was just browsing Reddit and which brought it to my mind.
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Thread New audio tapes of Kevin McCarthy discussing impeachment of Trump w/Liz Cheney in the days after Jan 6th, confirming NYT report
These people were never going to publicly back the impeachment of Trump, when that would also signal the end of their lifetime political positions. I have no understanding of why people have even a breadcrumb of faith in any politician, when at their core, the main priority in their action is to secure reelection.
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Thread What piece of tech did some people overhype ?
3D would've been great if the content had kept up. Watching Avatar on my dad's 3D projector and what 90 or 100 something inch screen was just incredible. Unfortunately, not all 3D movies could be up to the standard of Avatar's cameras.It really is, people seem to not get that the technology just has a long ramp up period due to being so transformative, and will take time for the cost to get down to mainstream appeal when the headset costs as much as a controller.
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Thread ELDEN RING: Patch Notes 1.04
No, no, not to me. I'm only up to Altus Plateau so no endgame spoilers and I haven't seen all of the game's weapons, I'll still tag the ones I have that I think look cool: Ruins Greatsword isn't the most elegant looking so doesn't make the list, but there is something funny about bashing heads with a broken piece of a wall that accidentally got enchanted, and some fool decided to chisel one end of the material into a handle. Calling it a "sword" at all is a pretty huge reach lol.I personally have been playing daily since the patch dropped and haven't had a single pop in or LOD issue. I'm "only" playing on an RTX 3050 Ti with 4GB VRAM so not the highest end of GPUUs either.Significantly reduced in many areas for me.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
Those dead shot assassin sniper archers who then turned into greatsword knights at close range were who pressed my sanity. There was also a certain enemy in there that had crazy AOE attacks and magic shit that I've yet to run into as a real living enemy; those dudes seemed like walking minibosses and I am NOT looking forward to finding out what the hell they were.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
I'm level 103 and just got to the Capital Outskirts. My playtime is messed up (says 350 hours) because I have fallen asleep with the game running or left it idle, but I'm easily over 100 hours. For me it's partially the fact that I am prone to just mess around in open old games, and the other half is that I die A LOT, either taking on zones where I shouldn't be yet or just struggling against tougher bosses. I'm good with it though because my best defense is being over-leveled for the content I'm about to tackle, fuck them kids.Maybe? I waited until they were getting jumped and just sprinted past, paying very little attention. I just know they were really tall and were slinging death. Seemed to have weapons on their backs.I did it and Radahn somewhere around levels 60-70, if you have it as your last you should be able to brute force it. The enemies outside of the archers aren't hitting that hard.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
That must be it, I hit t with a couple charged attacks then like two 'Wave of Destruction' arts, the other one would have laughed and kept on spamming his rot everywhere with 80% of his heath intact, but this one was just like, "okay you win sir." Man, the War-Dead Catacombs and that Tree Spirit were terrible lmao. First dungeon I ever just held down the sprint key throughout the entire complex.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
Yeah it freaking gets me with the delayed overhead slam so many times, I roll a fraction of a frame to early and I can hear the thing laughing at me as it caves in my Tarnished's skull. I've started just letting it kill me and resetting the encounter every time I get hit by the first swing, I'm in full petty mode at this point. I wouldn't be so frustrated if I wasn't getting it down to 20-15% health, the win is right there but I keep fucking up. Putrid Avatar is on my list with Greatshield Crucible Knight; whoever designed their offensive packages was selfish as fuck. Or just an asshole, I don't know.Yeah I try to roll to the side. Just sucks sometimes how it can start the leap animation while I'm in its crotch stuck in recovery frames from a heavy attack, and I have to avoid the shockwave first, finding myself deep in the cloud and forced to eat some of the rot damage. I can dodge into a swing, start an attack and as I am hitting it begins the rot dance and I'm going "oh fuck".
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT3| Try Jumping
Putrid Avatar is the only enemy/boss in the game that's made me say "this is bullshit". It sucks as a colossal weapon user when the AI decides to not swing at you but to instead just spam the rot spreading leap and the keep away ground stomp, like wtf on those attempts I feel like there's just nothing I can do. And just like with the Valiant Gargoyles, it feels unfair that the AOE toxin cloud that specifically targets melee users also does damage, except this time it covers 3x the frontal area and does massive tick damage even if you get caught rolling out of the edge of the cloud. This is on top of the fact that mistiming a melee attack deletes 50-70% of my health in one swing. I'm going to eventually win but fuck.
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Thread Outriders: Worldslayer reveal planned for April 21 [Expansion]
The story as I know it is that Square-Enix NEVER had plans to support a post-launch content stream, they just didn't have the vision for this being their Destiny type of experience. Basically S-E being stupid as always.
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Thread The hardest thing about learning a fighting game is __________________
I'd say the issue for most people is the accountability that fighting games forces upon you. FGs are the Golf and Tennis of gaming, in that when you lose there is no team that lost alongside you to shoulder some of that failure. Add in the time investment of input perfection, matchups, frame data if we're really seeking elite status... Most just aren't built for the insanely brutal feedback loop of the fighting game genre, where a dozen BODYBAG losses can happen so fast you feel like you didn't even have time to reflect on how to improve. One has to be of an analytical mind that is constantly weeding out flaws in execution. It takes a certain type. That is either okay, to sell to and retain x - y niche or the major fighting game houses need to revolutionize the accessibility of the genre. It's almost the Souls discussion; can they lower the bar without losing the depth the veterans don't want to lose?
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Well, had some bumps that didn't go away, did the smart thing and got into the doctor asap. She says they look like cysts maybe and scheduled an ultrasound to go the make sure they aren't cancerous route. Not in panic mode yet but the tone in the room went from the usual light joking to final boss music when I pulled down my boxers LMAO.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Man, was 100% going to post "I have a feeling KD and Kyrie combine for like 70 tonight" earlier today. Got distracted by possibly having testicular cancer and didn't embarrass myself. These dudes hit 8 shots and 1 three. The 18 free FT don't save KD either. Hot Take Thursday on First Take and Undisputed tomorrow, not sure which one I should watch. I might need a few SKEEEUUUPSS in my life.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
The idea that you need to upgrade your gear to match the cost of your headphones is something you need to shake off. The Focals aren't even hard to drive andd is made to run off of portable audio players. I'm not in the objectivist camp that denies all merit to hardware upgrades, but I do believe a headphone that was built with DAPs in mind is not going to scale that much with an expensive amp. Your stack is going to get the most out of it imo. The headphone should always cost waaaay more than the amp and DAC it is connected to, that's how I was raised in this hobby.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
Yeah normal price in USD direct from Focal is $200. Absolute madness. Probably ssomthing stupid in Canadian ddollars because everything is. That said, a lox of Sennheiser 6XX/650 fans I speak with say the Focal products are the natural upgrade path to those headphones. Just better at everything. I can't certify that myself but I've seen it said often enough that I start to believe it.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
Fam, Headphones.com as the everyday price, been that way forever. You should never be paying over a grand. The major turnoff for me with Focal headphones is that those gray earpads seem to be 100% guaranteed to turn brown and fall apart due to your skin oils. I was participating in where you can see pics of the aftermath and read of people sharing their experiences.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
I respect that. I'm not saying you're wrong, it's just that for me personally, Kyrie isn't the caliber of black man I will go to war to protect. Dude is leading kids in the wrong direction, and I hate that. I work in mentorship and his any-vax bs is something I have had to deal with, so it just goes to a different place for me. On the subject, I draw a line between players getting yelled at during games and being harassed after the fact, that's all. If the heckling crosses certain lines (e.g. racial, threats of violence, attacking family) the fans should be dealt with, but no one has said it did, so he needs to eat it and not react so harshly. A finger isn't the end of the world honestly, it's not like he pulled a Ron Artest and went WWE in the stands, I'm just not shocked by the fine because flipping the birds multiple times on our Puritan/Christian live TV is gonna do that.
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Thread PC Gaming ERA | April 2022 - Only a cis deals in absolutes
Cyberpunk honestly scored an 8 on my scale. I loved my time with it, and some of the side quests had really compelling conclusions that allowed you to make your own decisions. I was also fortunate enough to be that "I don't know what to say the game runs perfectly for me with zero bugs" person but I kept my mouth shut because fucking nobody wants to hear that shit when is that cars are dropping out of the sky. Graphically it was bonkers. Only game that ever made my 9700K and RTX 2080 feel justified, I'm still waiting for some "next-gen exclusive" that reaches such a plateau. Turning up the ray tracing, setting the clock to nightfall and riding my bike around Night City was freaking an experience. Got chills when the right song came on the radio, whew.
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Thread ELDEN RING: Patch Notes 1.04
The buff they gave to early points into Mind and Endurance were pretty huge for me. Pre-patch with my Mind at 15 (I'm a STR build) I was in the low 80s, now I'm at 95 which puts me like one or two points away from being able to use some of the Spirit Ashes I had pretty much given up on because they cost 100+. can also squeeze out 5+ Wave if Destructions from my Ruins Greatsword now if I chug some buffs. My Endurance is at 35 and before my stamina was like 116-120 or something, now it's 136 which feels so substantial and gets even higher after a Rune Arc and the Wonderous Physick. That stuff along with the Colossal weapon buff has me so happy right now. Holy shit From.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Kyrie is an entertainer, his job is to go up on the stage and perform. He gets hundreds of millions of dollars as compensation for professionally enduring tough crowds, that human being shit just doesn't reach me. Away from the game, sure, be 100% you, but you're at work. Shit goes for him like it goes for us regular people. The kid working at the drive through gets fired for a middle finger. So fuck you rich guy. If Kyrie had ever behaved like a professional leader as a player or a human being worthy of respect away from the court up until you and I are having this little convo, I'd cut him some slack, but... he hasn't so I give zero shits about him in particular getting heckled because of how sour he left things in Boston. The fans in Boston are being petty because he was a shitty leader who accomplished nothing and left a failure. So what?
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
I'm gonna stop you right there, the situation doesn't need much more analysis.Players can't be flipping off fans, come on. They are professional employees making millions and representing brands on live TV. If the fans aren't getting racial with it he just has to eat the heckling. Like an adult.
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Thread NBA Playoffs 2022 |OT| Out With LeOld, In With Trae Young
Yes, exactly. MIP is (supposedly) reserved for guys who step up to be more than their projected expectations. On that note it's wild to me that a guy like Fred VanVleet never got more than a few votes over the last three seasons. Dude went from averaging 8.6 ppg in 2017 to 20.3 ppg this season, increasing every year as his role expanded. Man improved from 11 points in 2018-2019 to 17.6 points in 2019-2020 yet finished at 10th in the MIP voting and didn't even make the 6MOTY list. If Ja wins over Darius this year the award is becoming meaningless.
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Thread ELDEN RING: Patch Notes 1.04
They finally threw pure STR players a bone? It's been rough out here seeing DEX, INT ARC, and FTH putting out highlight videos of breaking the game while we just... swing big slow weapons. I need to go test out my Ruins Greatsword; it already felt like the most powerful weapon in my arsenal.
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Thread Prospective employer wants to meet for lunch after completing the interview process…
Thee SVP of Ops isn't going to waste their time and money buying you lunch, to waste your time with a mean nothing meeting. Dress to impress and be ten minutes early.
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Thread Wearing jogger-style sweatpants in very casual public situations?
Sweats being fine in public is one of those things certain groups of white people are just decades late to the party on realizing. This is such an embarrassing sentiment to even think is valid, get your shit in order.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
Looking deeper down the mod scene rabbit hole, I think everyone should take a look at EMU Light (Enhanced Moveset Utility). It's a control customization tool that doesn't require offline play, the biggest thing I noticed is that it allows separation of the dodges and sprint to exclusive keys or controller buttons. I'm about to mess with setting it up right now. I also found a 'skip intro logos' and one that disables the camera recenter from the enemy targeting key. God is real.No idea. I have a modern but lower-midrange laptop 2021 system (10nm Tiger Lake i5-11260H 6c/12t CPU + RTX 3050 Ti) and I only had the hitching once in Siofra River Well. I'm running the game offline and with a framerate unlocker though so my experience is not the norm.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
I installed the Better Poise mod, which makes it so when you are wearing heavy armor enemies can't stagger you with basic light attacks. The game feels so much better and far fairer like this. The basic ass foot soldiers shouldn't be knocking you out of attack animations with their weakest strikes when I have 60+ poise. In the vanilla game all enemy light attacks do 50 poise damage and heavy attacks do 100, who thought that was a good idea? I'm loving the mod scene for this game.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
and the mod page should give you the full picture.I hardly fight from Torrent at all, Colossal weapon combat feels so much worse than just being on foot, and yeah the poise breaks are so terrible.I'm still testing it for a bit. The standard version of the mod just halves the light/heavy attacks from 50/100 to 25/50. It hasn't felt broken so far but I need to fight an actual boss still. There is also an optional file that ridiculously drops it to 25% (13/25) but that is obviously broken and would make even mage/light armor be able to tank a few hits.
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Thread Vampire Survivors
Here are two runs I literally just did that went to the 30:00 mark, this is with the max curse powerup + maximum skulls taken both times. I purposely didn't take Song of Mana or the double guns in the Pasqualina run just to show they aren't necessary. .. Armor, Attractorb, Candle, and Wing were picked up after I had maxed out the other items slots in each run.
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Thread Vampire Survivors
RE: Runetracer, no it is just not worth the evolution, Armor is worthless and Runetracer does plenty of work in its unevolved state. Replace Holy Wand/King Bible with Song of Mana/Axe if you really want to be on the meta path. Keep Tome but replace Spellbinder with Curse, replace Armor with Candle to evolve Axe plus +50% base Area in general is super strong. OR you take the double guns first and once those are evolved grab Axe or Fire Wand when the slot opens up.
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Thread What were your favorite bullshot trailers?
I dunno, Sora fighting a black colossus in a completely empty city space with pretty bare textures actually looks LESS ambitious, and more realistic to possible gameplay, than did that last FFXV trailer I posted. It's not at all something the current consoles couldn't do.
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Thread [Variety] Why the Music Industry Must Remove the Racist Term ‘Master Recording’ From Its Vocabulary — Now
Have to be honest, I've been in studios/around music production my entire life and have never seen or heard "slave" associated with the mastering process for the music being made, or the copies of that recording.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
Well, ask your friend to check the system requirements of the specific software they are using. The main issue with the Aorus is that the 3080 is only 105W, that's way to low. If your friend wants a fast 17.3" machine, something like the with a 140W RTX 3070 will be faster than the 3080 in the Gigabyte.
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Thread My backlog is horrible and I feel horrible
I don't have a backlog, because who decided all of my games HAVE to get played? I tend to keep 40-50 games installed and just play whatever I feel at the moment. If I don't touch a game at all it eventually gets uninstalled and launched into dark space.
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Thread Elden Bling: From Tarnished to Fashion Lord(Possible Spoilers)
Salute. You asked about like the one set I could give the answer for, I fully expected to click on the video just to see some sick armor that I had never seen before and had no idea where it was hiding. Made me happy for a sec, as I rushed to post before anyone else could steal my moment.
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Thread Engadget: Sony shouldn't have killed the Vita.
The announcement of the storage slammed the brakes on all of the pre-release hype and goodwill that had built within the enthusiast circles, which was where the Vita needed to make a big splash and gain a solid foothold before Sony could even begin to dream of major market success. I feel that was the major failing as far as that goes. I remember the hype train on GAF derailing in real-time at the announcement of the storage prices.
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Thread Elden Bling: From Tarnished to Fashion Lord(Possible Spoilers)
I just got my INT up to 16 late last night so I can wield the Ruins Greatsword, really excited to get off work to see what kind of mayhem it can do. Before I had the INT I couldn't do the skill, but just seeing the charded attack shatter the earth had me thinking they beamed one of my favorite hammers from The Surge 2 into the game. I'm ready to conquer the world with this thing in hand.
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Thread Joseph Anderson - Elden Ring - A Shattered Masterpiece (Spoilers)
It means the enemies automatically perform certain actions at the split second moment of you pressing the button, due to programming. Crucible Knight will do his forward thrust the moment you hit a Flask of Crimson Tears, even if he isn't in range. That is input reading.
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Thread Im bummed i didn't get to fight original Radahn [Elden Ring]
Wait, I just beat him a couple hours ago, and hadn't been paying attention to the internet. So I beat the re-buffed Radahn? It was funny I figured I could just mosey up to him because people were saying he's so weak now, man turned around and hit me with the muda muda muda sword combo and oneshot me. I lucked out and only had to dodge the meteors twice. Took two tries in the end. Just me, my Executioner's Greataxe+15, and a couple of the summons.
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Thread NBA Regular Season 2021-22 | OT | National Basketball Antivaxxers
I was watching First Take live yesterday, and heard him do it, but it didn't register with me that SAS referenced on their made up Kyrie/Harden situation Absolute legendary troll account, I've said it before. Can't the Nets just win out and take the 7th seed, assuming the Cavs lose to them and the Bucs? I assume sweeping the season series would make that happen.
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Thread Are you scared that the “Netflix movie” effect is going to effect games going forward?
Given that the OP hasn't admitted that they haven't even watched a Netflix movie in half a decade to fuel this fear, we are going to lock this thread as it does not seem to have been made in good faith on solid foundations.
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Thread Bloodborne desperately needs a graphics patch…how could they release it on the PS5/PS+ collection in this state
People having no choice on consoles but 30fps, in fact not even knowing what 60fps gaming felt like, so they accepted it, isn't some ringing endorsement. 30fps is a limitation, not a beloved feature. It's fair to go back with the present's context to say, "wow this runs like absolute shit", because Bloodborne does.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
The i9-11900H was a waste of money cash crab by Intel as well, so the gen over gen improvement at that tier is irrelevant to me. The i7-12700H is the same over the 11700h, and still performs in the same ballpark as the i9 because it's only a couple hundred MHz slower, so nothing justifies the premium Intel puts on the i9 moniker on the mobile side of things. I'm only looking at the hard truth of the parity between these CPUs, when the difference between an i9 and i7 machine is hundreds of dollars. It just is what it is: intel loves to dangle that 5.0 Ghz carrot out there, but it isn't happening on full core load. i wouldn't fault for buying now, but the 2070 just isn't in a detrimental position yet. I buy when my GPU is underperforming.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
With a 2070 laptop and this year being the cross-gen period until basically the Q4 releases, if I were you I'd be waiting until Q1 of 2023, when the 5nm RTX 40 series GPU laptops drop and we see the huge gains over the consoles that will last into the next cycle, sort of like how the Pascal series (1060, 1070, etc..) did last gen. My concrete position on the 3080 Ti is that the price premium it demands is simply not worth the massive spend. The same goes for the Intel i9 CPUs, whch are massively more expensive than the i7-12700H, but possess the exact same core, threads, and cache numbers.
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Thread My mom is about to become a multimillionaire...
The bit about ONLY going to a renowned nationwide firm and ONLY accepting a senior partner is flat out bad advice. You'll end up paying 50x more for the name alone, when an experience estate attorney from around the way will be experienced at the task and far less of a ticket to get the job done properly. That's like saying "you have money now, only buy Gucci", which is contradictory to their advice on not blowing your winnings.
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Thread World Cup Draw
I will say this. Lessons will be learned from the 2018 thread. I'm personally doing a review of it myself just to remind myself of how it started and when the ugliness started to manifest. It was embarrassing to see and I'd rather lock the thread before we see a repeat. To be fair, there were A LOT of bans handed out for inappropriate comments and many or most of those people aren't members of the forum anymore. But I definitely feel and hear where you are coming from and I have already brought up the World Cup OT as something the mod leadership needs to discuss in our next meeting, so we are prepared and have a strong message out front so things go well. Feel free to shoot me anything you feel needs to be addressed. The OT should be about us having fun, rooting for our teams, and celebrating the game. Zero tolerance this year for racism and that other bullshit.
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Thread World Cup Draw
No American in this thread has even said we are going far. Lololol American is unnecessary in a thread where we are all just hanging out talking about the draw and predicting what happens. Stop being a dickhead for no reason.Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, Nigeria in 2014 wasn't exactly a sweatbox either.
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Thread Guy sits outside an elementary school in his car watching with his binoculars, what would you do?
Yep, in all of the combined science of life, we've all known the old, park a street away and use the old binoculars to see when my kid is coming out to be a tried and true method employed by parents worldwide. Definitely checks out. "Mind my own business" sure gets a lot of run on Era.
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Thread Guy sits outside an elementary school in his car watching with his binoculars, what would you do?
I'd like to think most of us have been around long enough to know that no one with good reason is creeping outside schools from distance with binoculars. Twisting your mind into a pretzel to find reasons to excuse such obviously flagrant fuckery is just asinine, asi-ten and asi-twelve. If you're worried about the police messing with an innocent person, stay on the scene and record the proceeding confrontation.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
At the time my justification was to buy a unit with so much power that I'd never need an upgrade. An "endgame" amp/DAC I suppose.Should you spend $850 USD + cables for the purpose of a balanced output? Absolutely not. The JDS Element II already provides more power than the Clear requires to damage your hearing. Balanced is primarily about seeking more power, not an improvement in sound quality. You'd be burning a large stack of money. Can you even resist the urge to placebo yourself into just perceiving that the K9 sounds "better" than your Element II, once you've spent nearly a grand on the setup? That is just burning money.
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Thread Oscars Launch Formal Review of Will Smith After Chris Rock Slap (Read Staff Post)(Update: Smith apologizes)
Seriously. Trying to get all suit and tie to talk down to the "pleebs" like they simply must work at McDonalds if they think someone can get slapped at work is laughable. Corporate HR is more likely to cover shit up and make it go away quietly than any other institution. I've personally seen heinous shit like attempted date rape swept under the rug and handled in arbitration, with no jobs lost.I've been on the internet for the last 24 hours straight, and haven't seen a single Will Smith meme, or story, outside of my duties as an Era moderator. I don't know what's going on with Kanye and Kim either. The shit just doesn't matter to me. I am literally unplugged from celebrity news, don't tell me it's impossible to avoid. Click 'Not Interested" a few times and it does wonders, I mean that with zero sarcasm. A person getting slapped for disrespecting a man's wife is like the last thing I could possibly give a single teaspoon of care for right now. It happened on TV? Did that set a good example or a bad one? Who knows?
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Thread Blizzard hoping to get 30M pre-registers for Diablo: Immortal
At least they were savvy enough to choose a massive number that won't look bad if it is missed even by 50%. They don't care about the 30M nearly as much as the millions upon millions they get regardless. This was pretty smart.
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Thread Judge finds that Trump likely committed felony obstruction of Congress on January 6th, 2021
Oh shit I totally flubbed the word order in my mind. Yeah that is my mistake and totally changes things. Thanks for pointing that error out for me. I have a disability that causes these slip ups sometimes.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
If you aren't buying for high level gaming, does response time even matter? I am from an era of gaming laptops where IPS displays had just become the new hotness, and a 35ms response time was just another Tuesday. If you're not in any rush I suppose it doesn't hurt to wait, though I haven't been abled to find anything myself that corroborates this 120Hz update. The RTX 3060 being 60W though, yeesh that is slim.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
Yeah I was commenting on the X4 being an amp/DAC, and why I have the same, sorry wasn't clear. I have a Schiit Jotunheim that I'm not sure I'll ever get rid of, I'll have had it for... 5 years this August, wow. I've considered going to a discreet DAC, but what's an upgrade, $699 on a Bifrost 2? I'm good for now.I'm pretty sure that with Creative products you press and hold a button to switch between Line-Out and Headphone output. If you're looking for a product that automatically switches audio output between speakers -> headphones -> speakers, depending on whether headphones are plugged into it, that you are not going to find; I don't know of an amp/DAC that has such capabilities.
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Thread 14 year old Tyre Sampson horrifically dies on Orlando ride, possibly due to someone not doing their job properly
It's really ridiculous and sad. His harness is so off angle the part that goes across the shoulder is pointing upward, it's clearly not locked into its proper position. He never had a chance.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
At 1080p, 3050 Ti is 50-60% faster than your 1650 Ti. The 3060 is 50-100% faster than 3050 Ti depending on the game. So the 3070 is a completely different universe than the 1650 Ti. The RTX 40 laptop GPUs aren't being announced until January of 2023. Upgrading to a 3070 now isn't a bad idea if you want an immediate boost. The CPU jump is decent but t 8 core/16 threads you don't really need much help there.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
If you can go up to 1500€, and have a priority of performance, can you stretch for the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro at 1592€? Look at the specs and display quality, it's basically the total package. If we target RTX 3060 machines, I wouldn't recommend the G15. The RTX 3060 is only 90W and lags behind even other laptops with 3060s.
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Thread Which was the better open world game: Elden Ring or Breath of the Wild?
I'm not sure why you quoted me with the "one note" comment, I didn't make it. Everything you listed... is tied to killing enemies. What does any of it have to do with the open world? The world is just traveling from kill to kill, from death to death. That's all I'm saying. I have 100 hours in it, obviously I like the game. It's great But in a "what is the best open world game" discussion, the game where you can't even open a door or chest from a crouched position isn't super high on my list. I think of games like the Deus Ex series and how you approach scenarios... Elden Ring pales in comparison. Having the freedom to go anywhere, does not make a game a top-tier open world game, not in my small dimension where I get to judge things by myself.
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Thread Which was the better open world game: Elden Ring or Breath of the Wild?
For me Elden Ring's design language completely falls apart when it comes to the questing Elden Ring really is just exploring for more stuff to kill, and more stuff to help you kill better. You have to love Souls combat from step zero because boy iis there A LOT of it on deck. There are many games I'd put Elden Ring above as an adventure/action-RPG, but just in the "open-world" category? It probably doesn't make my top 5. The lack of interactivity with the world cements that. I also think the side quest design completely falls apart, as the NPCs just are or aren't in certain places and you just don't know without checking a wiki to make sure you complete their quests.
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Thread New PS5/PS4 firmware releasing today. VRR (for HDMI 2.1 TVs and monitors) confirmed to arrive in "the coming months"
I don't think such a thing exists, price-wise. Every 27" 4K monitor with HDMI 2.1 I've seen is north of $700.
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Thread NFL - OT | OFFSEASON | - Los Angeles de Detroit RamLions
I'm just saying "Browns already have Hunt" is on this page of this thread multiple times such as: And at this point it's just performative outrage in the face of what he actually did, why it happened, how he's paid for it, and how he has behaved following the incident.
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Thread NFL - OT | OFFSEASON | - Los Angeles de Detroit RamLions
I'll put it on the record: Any white person who spits on me and calls me a nigger to my face is getting hit, be they a man or a woman. If you want to eternally crucify Kareem Hunt for his actions, so be it. Burn me on the same pyre. If you don't know what it means to be called that word, that isn't on me. But it's carte blanche to have your face slapped.
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Thread 42 inch LG C2 OLED costs 1400 USD. May release.
At 1399 while the 48" C1 is regularly around $1049, tough sell. Not that I can afford either right now, I just spent $1099 on some headphones. At $1400 I'll probably just save for an Ultrawide instead, 3440x1440 should pair nicely with an RTX 4070.
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Thread Hold Back to Block: How Elden Ring and Dark Souls Teach Fighting Games
I'm surprised he is slow to make this connection, and is only assigning the analog to Souls games. All games where I fight enemies in hand-to-hand combat, while relying on timing and spacing, tap into my decades of fighting game experience.
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Thread Polygon: The saga of Marvel’s highly debatable power-level cards
I was in the third grade when the 'power level' sets came out. My friends and I used to play a game similar to 'War' with them, where one kid would throw down a card, then you had to throw someone with overall higher power bars or you lost. Lmao shit got petty because some mutants were OP with the stats.
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Thread Ghostwire: Tokyo Bethesda.net PC System Requirements - upto 1280p(low, 1920p(high), 2160p(highest), RT upto 1080p(low), 1440p(high), 2140p(highest)
The CPU disagreement aside, the thing about GPU requirements is, the Series S GPU still has to run everything right? That thing has a steroid injected 5500 XT-ish GPU. Hell the 5500 XT has more cores and texture units, but the Series S is RDNA2. As long as a game has to run on the Series S, today's midrange GPUs should survive playing games at 1080p. Forever. I mean, now that I'm thinking this over, GWT lists the 5500 XT for minimum at 720p/30fps Low? What is the Series S going to to do? These specs are likely overblown, just like Elden Ring's were, unless the XSS is going to run this really poorly. I know the yadda yadda console optimization comes in here, but that only goes so far.Well yeah by the end of the "end of this generation/transition to next" (2026?) the 2080 will be almost a decade old, it'd be well due for a replacement. I have a 9700K + RTX 2080 (200W TDP on the GPU) gaming laptop, the 2080 is going to easily last this entire generation, not playing at maximum settings at the highest resolutions, but it's still a monster. Your AMD CPU does crush the 9700K, but is the mobile 3080 really more than 15% ahead of the desktop 2080? From my testing the mobile 3080 is 20% ahead of my 2080, and my GPU is 10% slower than the desktop 2080.
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Thread Ghostwire: Tokyo Bethesda.net PC System Requirements - upto 1280p(low, 1920p(high), 2160p(highest), RT upto 1080p(low), 1440p(high), 2140p(highest)
It's a new-gen exclusive developed on consoles with 8c/16t CPUs, you should be pleasantly surprised the minimum CPU isn't one of the i5-8400 or 8600. That it's 4c/8t CPUs is a sign that if you don't meet that bar in 2022, you've finally reached the point where it's time to upgrade.It's still a . At some point there is just literally no grounds to show bewilderment about ancient CPUs falling to obsolescence.
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Thread Ghostwire: Tokyo Bethesda.net PC System Requirements - upto 1280p(low, 1920p(high), 2160p(highest), RT upto 1080p(low), 1440p(high), 2140p(highest)
Oh that won't be a problem, the higher wattage (115W+) mobile 3060 is actually within 10-15% of the desktop version. If you're gaming at 1080p it should be trivial. It's the GTX 1060 and quad cores being completely off of the table for which people need to start their preparations. Not that they won't play games at all, but it's going to look spooky when the 1070, 1660 Ti, or even the RTX 2060 moves into the minimum GPU slot in the hardware requirement releases.
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Thread Ghostwire: Tokyo Bethesda.net PC System Requirements - upto 1280p(low, 1920p(high), 2160p(highest), RT upto 1080p(low), 1440p(high), 2140p(highest)
I understand the reality of people not upgrading often. But it's also reality that developers have never slowed down because of that. When new consoles launch, a year or so later, the requirements take a leap; here we are. Bemoan the fact that it's time to upgrade, not that games are moving on to requiring more powerful hardware. The former I get, especially in today's hardware climate; the latter makes less sense, to question WHY a game developed for a more powerful hardware target suddenly has requirements you didn't expect. GTX 1060 for 1280x720 and low settings should be just as telling. "Next-Gen" PC Requirements are here. Truth is our systems sleepwalked through the entirety of the last generation, and the first brick wall of a technology check is about to happen in real time over the course of 2022 as more new-gen exclusives drop. Wait until the Starfield requirements hit. Oh Lord.
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Thread You are offered US$ 600,000 per year to be a full time cat video maker for 15 years.
600-fucking-thousand dollars Where do you think I'm from that I could say no to ANY legal job which pays such a ridiculous sum? This is a dumbass thread, I'm sorry.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
Biggest caveat with the XS is that, while the sound is nice, just watching the community it's almost a 50/50 shot at whether the headband comfort makes you hate the thing. People who acquire both the XS and the Ananda to compare often tend to keep the Ananda due to the comfort being so superior. I'd consider an myself. I honestly wish I'd heard the Ananda before I bought the Arya, it probably would've been good enough. But at least now I don't have to dream bigger.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
The amount of amp/DAC you need to enjoy a headphone is vastly overstated in this hobby. When you see someone say "this sounds amazing on my $2799 Burson Soloist 3x Grand Tourer", you have to keep in mind that they haven't listened to it on a Modi/Magni to know it just sounds good.Just briefly. The WEIGHT is going to be make or break before the sound. The 718g is no joke.
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Thread Headphones Era lOTl Even Through The Distortion We Remain Lossless
Man I run the Atticus off of the Schiit Hel 2E 99% of the time. It sounds so good through that, when I get off work I'm too lazy to unplug it to plug it into the amp/DAC on which I've spent $750. It just doesn't matter. The real question is, should you be ignoring all of the negative professional and end-user reviews the 8XX has gotten. I sure wouldn't, especially not for a grifter like Zeos.
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Thread NFL - OT | OFFSEASON | - Los Angeles de Detroit RamLions
Sigh, I guess this has to be said, officially. Please don't harass or antagonizing fellow Era members for being Browns fans post the Watson deal. That behavior is just not going to be allowed. Shit on Watson and the organization all you want but leave the fans who didn't make the decision to bring him on out of it, and don't make the environment hostile.
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Thread Xbox might be removing the ability to share Screenshots/Clips to Twitter [Update: Can now only share to Mobile Devices]
Why would they need to flight something that sucks just to get the feedback that it sucks? Forecasting exists for a reason.
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Thread Variety: Netflix Will Prompt Subscribers to Pay for Users Outside Their Households in New Test to Address Unauthorized Password Sharing
I would immediately switch to the Standard tier if Netflix made this official.Yeah that's my issue; Netflix knows DAMN WELL why they tacked the extra screens onto the Premium tier to boost the price, and it wasn't so an entire family could watch 4 shows n 4 different rooms of the same house. I'd love to see the analytics for how often they record such an instance.
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Thread I had my first Tinder Match message me first and...
It isn't about stereotypes between men and women, to the best of my knowledge the OP never said they were straight, or identified their sex. It's about reasoning why a person would match with you then out of the blue start with that message as an opener. You have nothing to lose in seeing it from positive angles, as a person fishing for a response, and playing into it. Confirming the loss can secure the win. Assuming the loss is just taking the loss.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT2| Death of the Wild
I gave up lmao. Accidentally found the tunnels and took my frustrations out on that Magma lizard asshole, after like 20 or so tries. I'm supposed to be in Liurnia but I love going in the opposite direction. The EFF is up with those giant birds though? I have as much chance of killing one of those as I do the tree lmao.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT2| Death of the Wild
Yeah I'm STR, using Executioner's Greataxe+7 right now. It's right there for me though, I can feel it. If I can enter the zone at will the win is mine. I just had a loss where I made some godlike dodges with a pixel of health and had it down slightly past 50% health. That last 50% is going to be a mother. The timing on that one hesitation overhead swing is what keeps messing me up. I dodge a split second too early then it's like "heh heh, better luck next time dude."
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Thread Elden Ring : Patch 1.03 is available now (adds a new NPC, fix NPCs quests, NPC location tracker on map, buffs and nerfs)
Enemies should lose tracking during that window where Torrent does the initial burst for sure. It seems like a major oversight for there to be no reward for timing that to the impact of an enemy attack.
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Thread Elden Ring : Patch 1.03 is available now (adds a new NPC, fix NPCs quests, NPC location tracker on map, buffs and nerfs)
You're giving way too much of a fuck about "From Software fan culture" when you reach this point. It's still just a video game and you should do whatever the hell you want to find enjoyment as an individual, as if the internet doesn't even exist.
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Thread Elden Ring : Patch 1.03 is available now (adds a new NPC, fix NPCs quests, NPC location tracker on map, buffs and nerfs)
With a developer of normal proficiency, I'd expect the weapons to be injected to the inventory if your save file flags you defeated the enemies, but this is From so we are probably just screwed until we do new playthroughs.
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Thread Elden Ring : Patch 1.03 is available now (adds a new NPC, fix NPCs quests, NPC location tracker on map, buffs and nerfs)
Oh so that's why the hard as hell person I beat way earlier than I should have didn't drop the damn Sacred Butchering Knife like they were supposed to, I it was weird for their only drop to be an FFR, nice to know it was a bug but kinda salty if I just miss out on the weapon anyway now.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
Maxed FOV is amazing in the field. For dungeon it's totally fine but probably would find its ideal at +35% rather than the +50%. Come to the dark side of offline mode. Unless you're playing with friends the online isn't worth passing on all of the mods. It's mee and my ash summons against the world.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
That's not what I said though. Standing in one spot with a higher framerate does not offer any proof that the stuttering is fixed. The DX12 shader compilation stuttering is not GPU usage so I'm confused as to why you are calling it fixed without putting it through its paces. Thus I asked you to put up a frametime graph and move around. If you're saying one cause of a stuttering issue (low GPU usage) was fixed and not the other (DX12), my apologies.
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Thread Jon Stewart Confusingly Seems To Side With Fossil Fuel Companies in his Apple TV+ Show
That would sound feasible in a reality where the oil companies could take ownership of the sun itself and charge people massive amounts for its usage, raking in massive profits. No doubt if they could rig up a Dyson Sphere tomorrow, they'd ease up on oil, but alas.
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Thread Anyone here use Notepad++?
For "just jotting down notes", I don't see any reason (personally) to use anything beyond Microsoft's native Sticky Notes app. It organizes itself, is automatically backed up, and synced on every device as soon as I log into my Outlook account. Notepad++ is good for when I need to edit a hex file though.
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Thread I had my first Tinder Match message me first and...
Exactly. I hate when people do this overused phrase but literally "tell me the door is open without telling me the door is open." Why are we overlooking that the statement was filled with physical and personality compliments then ended with an open-ended statement of hope? Professor X wouldn't even need his powers on this one. If this was the opener the person is staring at their phone right now like... "Did I fuck up? OP didn't take the hint. Shit." If OP left out that this was the ender then RIP.
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Thread Can anyone recommend me good headphones compatible with the PS4 (for the purpose of quietly gaming)?
, What is your budget? You failed to give one in the OP. People are usually just going to recommend you whatever they ae currently using in threads like these, which isn't terribly helpful.
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Thread Why women criticise sexualised character designs | OT3 | "Her ass is part of her character."
Yo the next time my Spirit Ashes are used to summon me to this thread to see some Elden Ring spoilers in posts that got reported that I HAVEN'T SEEN YET, there will be blood. This is not the Elden Ring spoiler discussion thread. Go over there and @ someone if you want to talk to them about deep specifics of the game. Please.
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Thread So, what accessibility features should From and Co. implement in "Souls-Like" games? (read the OP)
If you're willing to play offline, on PC, I've been playing with an FOV mod today, and the difference in view is pretty staggering: Default: +50%: The ease it's added in seeing my environment and the enemies around me has been just wonderful so far, truly an advantage. Far less blind panic rolling because I've lost track of a wildly attacking foe. Again, you have to give up online though, which is why From should be providing FOV adjustment in the software.
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Thread So, what accessibility features should From and Co. implement in "Souls-Like" games? (read the OP)
I was diagnosed with Asperger's at about 30. To say I've gotten a late start on counseling and understanding what I've been trying to tell those around me has been "wrong" with the way my brain works my entire life... it's been a struggle and simultaneously an immense release to have an answer. My parents literally don't know how to process it, can't blame them honestly. I could write a thesis on the first 30 years of my life, at least the 25 I was cognitive. So much "if you can say there is something wrong with you, you're fine" when I would say, "no there is legit something wrong with my perception of reality, I think I'm going insane."No worries, I figured it was a simple misunderstanding. I haven't played GTA but that sounds absolutely AWFUL. Like I can't do that period.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
I finally experienced two of the full-on hitches that cause the action to freeze for half a second or more. This happened while exploring the Siofra River area, fortunately I wasn't in combat. Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come. Umbasa.
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Thread [EU February Chart] Elden Ring is the biggest new IP launch since The Division in 2016; PC accounts for 44% of total sales.
Maybe when the Demons Souls Remake sells several million copies on PC, Sony will get interested. But who knows? They haven't even been inspired to tidy up the console version as of yet.
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Thread Elden Ring has two big problems I didn't expect from a Soulslike (SPOILER WARNING for whole game)
I'm sorry but this has to be lock just for consistency's sake. The spoiler thread and the OT are still on the front page and available to share your thoughts with the community.
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Thread Elden Ring's late game features an unintuitive and extremely difficult mandatory boss fight and I want to talk about it (SPOILER WARNING)
For fairness and consistency's sake this has to be locked, with the spoiler thread and OT still wildly active on the front page and new Elden Ring threads being locked. Apologies that this wasn't done sooner but it must be done.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
Umm you should definitely just buy an additional PCI-e 3.0 SSD to expand your storage. The RTX 2080 Max-Q is still faster than the majority of mobile GPUs, especially at 1080p. Buy yourself an SSD and wait on the new laptop, probably until the RTX 40 series drops in 2023.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
Need to know from what country you are buying.The Katana is not a good laptop, no. Terrible screen and very underpowered GPU, there's a reason the machine has a 3070 at that price. If your budget is ~£1400 then I'd be looking at something like . It's their version of the Eluktronics laptop people love in the US, and is ready made with everything you could want, 1440p/165Hz display, good wattage 3070, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, MUX switch, mechanical keyboard, etc.
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Thread Warning: You can't transfer your GTAO character to the new gen version if you've previously transferred to PC. (Upd: Unintended, R* working on fix)
no disrespect intended, but I removed your thread banner because the text running under the thread title was kinda messy and that can affect the visually impaired.
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Thread IGN: System Shock 3 hasn't been worked on by Otherside Entertainment since 2019 [Uncertainty what Tencent is doing with it]
If System Shock 3 doesn't have the budget, publisher support, studio expertise, and vision behind it for the game to be damn near a Mount Rushmore candidate the day review embargos drop, it won't live up to the impossible expectations. You need the Avengers of game development to make System Shock 3 a success. Even the outsourcing has to go to the X-Men. I don't wish that pressure on any team. Just let it go imo.
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Thread IGN: System Shock 3 hasn't been worked on by Otherside Entertainment since 2019 [Uncertainty what Tencent is doing with it]
I"d love to know what happened to this: Anyone remember being intrigued by EITR? I do. Six years later? Nothing.
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Thread What single game creator has the most trust/good will from you?
Boring answer but no game creator has my loyalty. I can't name a single dev house that hasn't put out at least one games that's disappointed me in some way. Thus, I judge all game releases in a vacuum and nothing is guaranteed a purchase.
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Thread Jane Campion (dir. Power of the Dog) facing backlash for gross statement towards Venus and Serena Williams in Critics Choice Awards speech
And I'm not saying all white people have instant success guaranteed, let's be clear. Classism and life circumstances are real for everyone. But this is a woman whose parents said, "here's your career in film/theatre", but at first she didn't want to so she went to a prestigious school for Anthropology then a year after getting her Bachelors turned around to accept the keys and went to a prestigious school for art and film/theatre. Almost no one can do a swerve like that successfully. Then she graduates with all of her parent's industry connections as a rocket booster on her back. So much struggle.
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Thread Jane Campion (dir. Power of the Dog) facing backlash for gross statement towards Venus and Serena Williams in Critics Choice Awards speech
Rich white daughter of an heiress and from a theatre family, who never struggled a day in her life and had every door to success opened due to sheer nepotism really had the gall to say appalling shit like this to a couple of black women who came from the bottom. Some white people really start smelling their own piss and believe the opportunity for success wasn't simply laid at their feet for them to grasp. Not everyone is so lucky but she sure was. Her parents literally handed her the career. Good game.
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Thread Married-era, what did you say/hear when you proposed/proposed to?
I said,, "I got something for you." Handed her the little box, she popped it open and saw the ring, turned into a slobbering mess on the floor. By the time she recovered she asked, "Are we engaged?" I replied, "I guess so.' Hollywood dramatic expositions are overrated.
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Thread So, what accessibility features should From and Co. implement in "Souls-Like" games? (read the OP)
I want to be clear that this thread isn't ONLY for those with various disabilities and limitations to speak, as Lord knows fully remappable actions as one particular example would benefit everyone who plays the game as far as letting one approach the game in the most comfortable way they can. It's just that the voices of those who are struggling to even ACCESS the games due to From's archaic rigidity in options have been getting drowned out in a sea of able-bodied people who simply find the games too hard. You can already see within two pages of this thread how many people with true accessibility issues have been able to speak about where From is letting them down. As I said in the now locked thread, Easy Mode isn't even high on our list of priorities and you can already see that ringing true in this one. , before we even begin to look at the actual balance.
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Thread So, what accessibility features should From and Co. implement in "Souls-Like" games? (read the OP)
For #3, let me clarify. What I mean is, you are walking forward, right? If you press the run button/key once while you are moving, your character will start sprinting and won't stop until you stop moving or perform another action like dodging or attacking. So no, not constant taps.
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Thread Flawed games that set up a good foundation, but where then that foundation was subsequently ignored by sequels?
I'll go with the original . Relic Entertainment had laid the groundwork to rise to an RTS empire when Blizzard stumbled, but with the sequel they decided to pull out an absolutely radical upheaval of the RTS formula that alienated the majority of the dedicated fanbase while putting off potentially new customers, and then the third iteration of the series killed the franchise dead the day it launched. Such a sad story arc given how solid the initial and all of its expansions were. The red flags were there from the beginning though, as on the competitive multiplayer side of the first game, Relic was constantly making balance changes that completely went against what the community was suggesting, backed up with data. The phrase "Relic is the master of giving the community what they never asked for" was coined, and it came to fruition with how they destroyed the franchise by assuming what they wanted to do with the game design was more important than what consumers would buy. RIP
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Thread Flawed games that set up a good foundation, but where then that foundation was subsequently ignored by sequels?
Oh I loved DoW2's campaigns, make no mistake there. The story was great and they were actually far more in line with the lore, as a squad of elite Space Marines veterans with custom wargear and a little backup, yeah, they are all you'd need to save a planet. The plot twist in Chaos Rising was literally a mind blowing moment for me, I said "WOW" out loud like twenty times lmao, that was a peak 40K experience. The gripe comes from me having been a comp player on the multiplayer side through the DoW1 series. Coming off of the frustrations of Relic's questionable balance decisions with that game and expansions, just imagine the community's reaction when DoW2 completely removed the base building and all of those associated mechanics... it was UGLY on the official forums and the comp forums. Like who the fuck asked them to the very DNA of Dawn of War, with no consultation to the multiplayer/comp community. It was like giving us the biggest middle finger. The Exodus was biblical, people were like welp Starcraft 2 it is. Sad day thatm was, when the most legendary DoW players just all packed up and left all at once.
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Thread Do you consider the Xbox Series S a genius move from Microsoft? Did they think of the components shortage when designing it?
I am confident you read the entirety of the passage I quoted and can thus understand what I meant when considering the full context. This:Is just bullshit spraying random shots at nobody we don't need to be doing.
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Thread Do you consider the Xbox Series S a genius move from Microsoft? Did they think of the components shortage when designing it?
Stop gaslighting phantom people you are fabricating to push a narrative, unless you can point out specific people displaying such an attitude.
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Thread Do you consider the Xbox Series S a genius move from Microsoft? Did they think of the components shortage when designing it?
The Series S is about the power of a 5500 XT but you aren't going to get anywhere pointing out the realities of how hard next-gen exclusives are going to hit such a GPU. Just let them find out.This would be more relevant a technical perspective if the Series X was running games at native 4K, but it's not doing that.
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Thread Do you consider the Xbox Series S a genius move from Microsoft? Did they think of the components shortage when designing it?
Discussing the technical merits and prospects of a console is a conversation which is completely divorced from why Microsoft created it, and to whom it is marketed. People constantly dropping the assertion than the difference in GPU between XSS and XSX is simply dropping resolution deserves pushback to dissolve the misinformation. Even if it's unintentional, it's still blatantly false.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
Why is it that I've played the game for 90 hours yet have never experienced one of those massive stutter/freezes that I see so many videos and gifs displaying? I'm talking about when the game literally hitches for a full second or so, and people say it can get them killed during a fight. I'm only on a midrange Intel/Ampere laptop (i5-11260H 6c/12t + RTX 3050 Ti), I don't understand how it's possible that I haven't seen one of those significant anomalies even just once when it's reported to be widespread to the PC experience.
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Thread In the future, would you give up traditional love if you had an emotional connection with an AI assistant?
Yep, people don't want relationships, they want an artificial intelligence routine convincing enough to lie to them that it actually has the free choice to be there with them.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
Okay so, this thread has run its course. All we have left are bitterness and vitriol to share, and this isn't healthy for the community. The fact is, Miyazaki isn't budging on the difficulty of his games. There is no "fight" left to be held. The man has written exactly one cookbook, and similar to sitting down at a table in the restaurant of a Michelin starred chef, we aren't going to be offered any adjustments to the flavors that are brought before us. No saltshakers in sight. No pepper packets with the napkins. No katsup bottles to slap on the ass. We know what From Software games are, they are a . While there may be peripheral elements of their games to which you are drawn, there will be no escaping the fact that random enemies in the field are deadly, elites are to be feared, and bosses are "bullshit". That's the DNA of their games. Where do we go from here? Well, since the man has so concretely stated that there will be no difficulty modifiers, there's no longer any point in making threads based around this subject. Just don't. It'll probably get locked. It's time to move this negative energy toward something worthwhile. The word "accessibility" is not to be abused anymore either. Era has way too many members with legitimate debilitation, whether physical, cognitive, or otherwise under the umbrella of disability, for us to allow able-bodied people to in bad faith use their real concerns as a smokescreen so they can complain about a game being too hard. Take a few seconds to consider the barricades some people have to climb every once in a while. Be better than this. On that, this thread is locked.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
I absolutely love the game too; I'm 27 minutes into their discussion and echo all of their thoughts so far. It's an accessibility mess for the disabled on innumerable levels.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
From fucking sucks at accessibility, always has. Elden Ring and Sekiro are shameful, period. I just think they have so much to do to become modern and friendly to disabled people that easy mode is FAR down my list. At the bottom. I say this because of what games I can successfully play when the options are there to make sure I can approach it at my best.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
We don't disagree on anything, we're just desperate for different things. Since From ISN'T doing an Easy mode, we go to war for the options we must have. Like you literally have to stop arguing for difficulty modes and start making noise for the accessibility options.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
I'd be glad to steer and participate in such a thread. The able-bodied people gnashing their teeth because the game is too hard threads are coming to an end after this one burns out though. Now that Miyazaki has stated his intentions, this circular argument is over and won't be continued on Era if I can help it.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
I just called them an asshole, but they relish in the fact anywayThat's disingenuous and bad faith as fuck and you know it. How are subtitles and everything you listed not a part of what the fuck I'm talking about with real accessibility and allowing people to approach a game to the best of their abilities? Your little "gotcha" was built on quicksand, tighten up.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
The game as a work is presented as the designer wants it to be. The difficulty is inherent to that presentation. All anyone is owed, is the proper control options that allow them to approach that piece of work at the very best of their abilities. That is accessibility in my eyes. Who says you are owed the right to beat the game? I can name a game right now that 99% of Era can't beat, because the creator is an asshole. Is it not his right to be an asshole?
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
The sad thing is, Elden Ring deserves to get absolutely dragged for how poor the actual accessibility options are. No run toggle, run is married to the same key as the dodges with no option of divorce? Lock-on and reset camera on the same key and can't be unbound? I am a quadriplegic playing this game with three fingers (and winning) getting drowned out by people whining about difficulty. Like.... shut the fuck up for a minute there are actual things that need to be fixed here.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
Thanks for posting this, I'm watching immediately. Their thoughts will probably echo mine, game sucks on many levels.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
From this roguelike enthusiast's perspective, it's both profoundly sad but also a little funny how irrelevant that genre is to the majority of Era, as it skates by with nary a mention in these discussions. Even the New Yorker article in the OP that sparked this fire boldly claims, "Miyazaki has created the most difficult games of the century", and I'm like... ??? Broaden your horizons there buddy. I still don't see why anyone is owed the right to any particular game. Souls games are the only ones catching this level of heat for stating that up front.
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Thread So, what accessibility features should From and Co. implement in "Souls-Like" games? (read the OP)
People really need to watch the video. At about 44:20 Grant says, "You shouldn't be BARRED from a game because you literally CAN'T play it." Conversations about accessibility have to start right there.They are necessary for people who are hard of hearing or have cognitive issues and need labels to help them keep up. Why are you being the able-bodied asshole in an accessibility thread?
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Thread So, what accessibility features should From and Co. implement in "Souls-Like" games? (read the OP)
Not having a run toggle and it being stuck on the same button as dodge is my #1 accessibility issue with ER. Run toggle is such a basic mechanic these days, Elden Ring is down right archaic in many ways.People REALLY need to watch this conversation that involves a quadriplegic who says early in it he's a "From Stan". I get it's an hour long but at least watch 32:05-48:32-ish to hear his opinions on what accessibility is, difficulty modes, and artistic vision. These are the voices that need to be leading the direction of this discussion. Myself being a quad included in that.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT2| Death of the Wild
I was literally about to kill this Misbegotten elite I've been farming all day since my last post ONE MORE fucking time, then come to Era and throw a tantrum about this damn greataxe's drop rate, and then this magically happened: Yes this means all I've done in Elden Ring since my post around 3pm EST is rest at the Grace, run across the bridge, kill this elite and its friend, rinse and repeat until just now when it finally dropped the Longshaft Axe. I get petty and stubborn like that when life gives me the finger and dares me to stare into the abyss. Not counting a break it was about 6 hours of constant killing loops. The wiki says the drop rate on this is "rare", yeah no fucking shit, I'd find a better word. This is the part where someone tells me it casually dropped for them on a first kill lmao.
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Thread How big are you... down there? 👀
Problem for me is that I have acquired Cole Haan/Stacey Adams casual shoe/fashion sneaker-type fashion sensibilities as I have aged. I love cute shoes and it breaks my heart every time I order one of their "15 2E", only to not even be able to get my foot halfway into the damn things. Maybe I'll take it waaay back and start trying out some Clark Walabees, not sure I can go back to Tim boots lmao.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
Do what I do: Quit to main menu for the save, then Alt+F4 as soon as the Bandai Namco splash screen begins to appear. Saves a ton of times. Yeah the trolling is so stupid and juvenile , couldn't stand it for long.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT2| Death of the Wild
Trying to get one of those big bird witch whatever the fuck monstrosities at Castle Morne to drop me a Longshaft Axe is so annoying. I have looped the site of grace by the bridge 30 times so far to just speed kill the one right there and they just won't give up the goods. I want that greataxe dammit. I wonder how many times I can stand to do this, I'm already getting Final Fantasy flashbacks. How rare is this drop, I need a loot table.
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Thread For $42,000 a year and NYS Retirement w/ good health insurance would you work as a Ghostbuster?
I need more details too. Are we talking Warhammer 40K type "ghosts" who are looking for some real smoke, or just chill dudes hanging out having a laugh scaring little kids? I'm not getting liquidated for some cop ass pension plan.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
Weird as fuck. When I start the game, or die and return to a Grace, I will be a the 70-80ms frametime garbage. If I simply Alt-Tab out of the game, then back in, it drops down to a perfect 16ms at 60fps with zero stutters, and stays that way until I die again, after which I repeat the process ad nauseum as I die a lot. Why would that even work? I'm glad it does but it's just straight up bizarre. So I guess I have to recommend other people see if that works for them? I dunno.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
It's happening right now in Stormveil Castle; the game loads in and I'm a 60fps/16-17ms, I walk around for a bit, open an Imp Statue and suddenly it drops to 44-47fps and ~75ms frametimes. I alt-tab and it goes back to perfect performance. From pls.
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Thread Dunkin Donuts manager punches customer after being called the n-word; customer dies three days later.
This acronym does not unify you with Black issues or give you the right to overstep your bounds. We really need to stop it with "as a PoC myself.." as an excuse to talk down to Black people on the shit they live every day. No, you do not relate or have ANY idea what it is like to be hated by the entire world.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
Sometimes I'm just stuck at 70-80ms frametimes for no apparent good reason, with a framerate of 55-65fps. It's pretty much always like that when I go to Greyoll's Dragonbarrow to farm runes. It isn't the end of the world but damn man.
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Thread If you claimed Ghost of Tsushima Legends on this months PS+ you can no longer get the PS4 --> PS5 Directors Cut upgrade without contacting Sony
I hope Sony has started the behind the scenes work on a complete PSN rebuild, even if it doesn't appear until the Playstation 6 launch.
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Thread Should Souls game have a Pause button? (Poll)
Which is why I believe From let's fans run with the artistic design narrative, while the reality is that they couldn't figure out how to properly implement pause with all of those features, then they just gave up when their consumers ate it up so readily.
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Thread Why wasn't Sakura given the Eight Gates power-up?
No one alive in Konoha during this period even has a mastery of the forbidden jutsu known as the Eight Gates, outside of Guy, and he isn't Sakura's teacher. There is your actual serious answer. She basically learned immortality instead, Sakura is good.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
I've been having a pretty close to flawless experience, just by using the FPS Unlocker tool. Barely a stutter and for some weird reason my framerate is higher with it enabled than not. If I launch the game without it, instant stuttering in the same spot I just had smooth gameplay. Close, reenable, launch, all good. Outdoors the game runs between 55-65fps at 1080p with a mix of settings, not a problem since my laptop has an adaptive sync display. Some indoors spaces I get up to the mid-90s of fps. I5-11260H RTX 3050 Ti 16GB RAM
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Thread Is Hidetaka Miyazaki the Best Game Creator of All Time?
Doesn't he kind of change it up now, after Elden Ring? I mean, he's iterated and this is pretty much the "magnum opus" of his formula. The man can't just go back to the well with Dark Souls 4 next, can he? For those who like narratives, Miyazaki's legacy is defined by what comes Elden Ring.
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Thread Gran Turismo 7 “Legend Cars” will be dynamically priced by a real world classic car insurance/valuation company
Polyphony Digital going HAM with the fuckery after the reviews are done. This is fine.
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Thread Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor
Yeah I was tempted by the G9 this time last year, when I was getting full swing into working from home. The only reason I hadn't gone widescreen was because the 42" LG seemed like a dream, and was rumored to be even cheaper than the 48" C1. We'll see when the official announcement from LG happens.What do you earn if you win?
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT| A Song of Grace and Gold
Wth I played for 2 or so hours last night, rerolled as a Hero. Played through the Tutorial, got Tempest, the wolf summon, explored a bit of the opening area. I get off work and boot up the game, and find that I'm right back at the exit from the tutorial area with zero progress saved. Huge bummer and I have no idea how when I sat at multiple bonfires plus did a manual save when I quit at 2am. This is on PC btw.
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Thread Era: What was your most expensive single gaming purchase?
Every 2 years, I buy a new gaming laptop in the ~$2k range, so hardware wise I am in the .001% of spenders. I live in the US and would never pay more than MSRP for a game, so I have no honor badges there.What did you get?
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
Posting a bunch of PC guidelines for use by able-bodied people is completely irrelevant to me. I know what the fuck it means to be "disabled", "a person with a disability", or whatever makes you feel warm inside. You can take this educational opportunity to someone else.Elden Ring not having a toggle for 'Dash' is incredibly stupid as well. To make things worse, it's combined and mapped to the same key as the dodge so you can't configure it to an easier button/key separately. So dumb and shortsighted by From.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
Of course, all disabled people will have a different opinion. It shouldn't need to be said that a person posting on a forum is speaking from their own perspective. No one is owed the right to the game. They are owed the right to play the game to the best of their abilities with the tools they find necessary. No one should ever be locked out from flat out because the developer was lax in accessibility options. A perfect example in recent history was how CDPR fucked up at the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 and had made it so almost all external assistive device controls were non-functional.Motherfucker please. I'm an incomplete C5 quadriplegic and play videogames with three fingers. I am in ways you can't even fathom. You can't use the term "people with disabilities" then get holier than thou with semantics. Get off your fucking soapbox.
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Thread Elden Ring director won’t stop making difficult games: ‘It’s our identity’ - feels 'apologetic' to those who feel the games are too much to overcome
If a game offers control and visual settings that meet you at your limitations, yet it is the actual difficulty of the gameplay that thwarts you, that isn't an "accessibility" issue. Accessibility options are not difficulty modes, stop conflating the two and dirtying the waters of what the disabled need to play videogames.
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Thread Twitch streamer Hasanabi donates 10 dollars for every death in Elden Ring towards Ukraine relief fund, raised 150k+ in one stream
I get that. The "this is your king" was a joke itself.I was literally asking as a person who is unfamiliar. You should fucking relax.No, he was literally striking about because he was wrong, with zero humility. That's a tantrum. Someone posted it as "see he apologized" and that was definitely not what was on display.
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Thread Twitch streamer Hasanabi donates 10 dollars for every death in Elden Ring towards Ukraine relief fund, raised 150k+ in one stream
This isn't an apology, it's a temper tantrum from a grown child. This was supposed to paint him in a better light? And why does he say "President Brandon" so freely? This is your king?
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Thread What are some "EVO Moment #37" from other sports?
Murgliotta not diving in when Congo got cleanly slept with the overhand right at :20 was either the most in the zone reffing assessment ever, or pure madness.Perfectly timed desperation ultra, thrown when on a pixel of health, after perfectly parrying punches with his face. Checks out.
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Thread Funimation Content Moving to Crunchyroll for World’s Largest Anime Library
This is convenient, I canceled my Funimation monthly sub a month or so ago because I needed to trim my number of services.I went to check after seeing their question, to find that I am grandfathered into some $59.95 yearly subscription. I don't even have the option to switch to the monthly plans, not that I would given I'm paying less than $5 a month overall.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
Those prices don't seem too different from the US right now tbh. The GF66 is a bad laptop so I'd ignore the fact that it has the 12th-gen CPU. The Legion 5 is the obvious choice here. Highest wattage GPU, best screen by far (the other two outright suck majorly), best cooling. Both the Acer and MSI have what we would have once called 'Max-Q' lower wattage <100W 3060s.
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Thread What's the absolute best movie you ever saw in a theater (not including re-releases/random one-time showings)?
I have to go with . Saw it for the first time by myself in an empty theatre. Second time I saw it in theatre, was on a double date with three people who don't even watch Wuxia movies, or movies with subtitles, yet they all left the experience deeply affected. Runner-up is obvious for me, . Where CTHG delivered beauty, The Matrix brought spectacle. Seeing those movies within 12 months of each other was pretty insane.
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Thread What are Rap/Hip-Hop's best multi-man/multi-feature songs?
This thread and seeing Redman's name so many times made it pop back into my head, can't say the last time I heard it before today. I remember being in the cafeteria seeing the Canibus verse in the Source's Hip Hop Quotable before I ever heard the actual track.
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Thread Is Joe Montana better than Tom Brady?
I'm not even saying Montana was better. I rarely like comparing players from different eras. I just hate "he has more wins" being used as a cudgel like it's the checkmate that shuts down best player discussions at the onset. I honestly hate ranking QBs at all once you hit a certain skill level. It's not a sport like soccer or basketball where a single QB can have the creative genius that takes over a game. QBs are like, "who executed better?" It's impossible to say as a benchmark when other facets of the team can lose the game for them. Did Joe or Tom ever lose a big Playoff run off of their arm?
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Thread Is Joe Montana better than Tom Brady?
You are literally misreading what I said and jumping to the conclusion I said Montana had more talent. Read all of my posts in the thread before you jump off the cliff. The histrionics are unnecessary. I was only commenting on people saying "he has more wins" as their only argument.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
Theis currently on a significant discount, and they have the best warranty options in the industry. You can have it configured with the RTX 3070 as low as ~$2.3k currently depending on your RAM/SSD upgrades, before warranty selections. Don't forget to select the RGB keyboard.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
I have an issue. When I hit 'Start Game' on the utility, it launches Elden Ring but the utility itself seems to instantly close every single time, so I never get to the 'Patch Game' step.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
1080p gang checking in, I haven't gotten to play much at all yet though, pretty much did the character creator last night. I get off work in 9 minutes and plan to dive in immediately. Not that my experience is going to be any different than anyone else's.I will try this out, I ran it for 10 seconds real quick but forgot to check the set FPS box first smh.
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Thread [The Verge] Elden Ring's character creator fails Black players
The problem is their color key is fuck. I tried directly inputting R,G,B color codes for different shades of brown (e.g., Chocolate is 210, 105, 30) but they come out in-game wildly off from what they should be in the real world. This is Elden Ring's "Chocolate": It's light orange.
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Thread [The Verge] Elden Ring's character creator fails Black players
That's really cool knowledge, thanks for sharing! And yeah that 89,56,31 actually looks pretty good in Elden Ring. The 35,18,8 lacks the rich dark brown of that picture though, not even close. So, if I may ask: working on sports games, you obviously have to be conscious of properly coloring Black and other non-white players; do you have like a program you can drop a real picture into, and it approximates the digitized color palette you'd need to reproduce it in game?
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Thread Digital Foundry: Elden Ring PC Performance Simply Isn't Good Enough
It's literally impossible that you have the one unicorn download of Elden Ring that doesn't have the same issues being widely reported across the internet. Saying otherwise is just a worthless exercise.
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Thread Evo 2022 announcement show on March 8, Smash Bros. will not be part of the lineup
Mind, I'm not calling the people citing a possible Sony correlation as "console warriors", I meant it would be a 'console wars decision' from Nintendo to pull out because Sony bought EVO. Maybe I just don't want to believe they could be that petty to the detriment of gamers.
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Thread Evo 2022 announcement show on March 8, Smash Bros. will not be part of the lineup
I meant no condescension, sincerely. How can people not be "saying 'well Sony bought EVO, so no wonder!' as the end all-be all to why Smash isn't at EVO", when that is the literal conclusion people are coming to, even in the posts I quoted, and in posts afterward? It's the only theory for why being presented.
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Thread Evo 2022 announcement show on March 8, Smash Bros. will not be part of the lineup
Yes something changed, Nintendo did. The issue is immediately jumping to console war conspiracy theories as the conclusion. The new deal with a different eSports group is kinda a big detail.
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Thread ELDEN RING |OT| A Song of Grace and Gold
Shouldn't you be able to actually take the music files and drop them into whatever folder in which you keep your music, so that your media player of choice can pick them up for playback? II just checked both Cyberpuvk 2077 and Dragon Age Inquisition and that is available. Maybe remove the files from the game folder. I mean you shouldn't have to, but this is FROM we're dealing with here. What format are they? MP3? WAV?
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Thread NBA Regular Season 2021-22 | OT | National Basketball Antivaxxers
Calling Ben anything but a PG is reductive when he literally will only start at the PG position, and the entire basketball world acknowledges him as such. You think he will let any team move him to PF?
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Thread NBA Regular Season 2021-22 | OT | National Basketball Antivaxxers
We go through this Ben Simmons strategy talk every year, and then he is almost literally unplayable in late game scenarios. How quickly we forget that teams were fouling Ben even when they had the 76ers down in points. You end up with a guy on the court who can even touch the ball.
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Thread NBA Regular Season 2021-22 | OT | National Basketball Antivaxxers
I can believe anyone sincerely thought Harden wasn't going to massively elevate the 76ers. ANY Point Guard who can shoot the ball and get 10 assists a night would gigaboost this team, which is why they were begging and pleading with Ben to work out whatever was keeping him from shooting. If Simmons had a consistent 15 foot jumper, the 76ers beat the Raptors and chip the year The Infinity Gauntlet broke. What a shame.
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Thread NBA Regular Season 2021-22 | OT | National Basketball Antivaxxers
Julius Randle shot 2 for 15 tonight. Literally the deciding factor in the loss when RJ Barret of all people pretty much went for FIFTY. Tell me again why Cam Reddish and Obi Toppin are in the phantom zone? Thibs sucks.
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Thread Gaming Laptop Discussion Thread
Opinion: $4500 CAD is WAY too much to spend on a gaming laptop in 2022. Keep it in the $2k-$2.5k range. Next year's $2k laptop GPU is going to be aa fast or faster than the mobile RTX 3080 Ti, it's a poor investment. For this year I'd be sticking with the RTX 3070 machines. Best balance of price to performance.
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Thread [The Verge] Elden Ring's character creator fails Black players
I'm actually about to start over, because I made the mistake of pissing off that damn White-Faced Varre out of curiosity, and that motherfucker holds a grudge. You ever been beaten to death by a man wielding a bouquet of flowers? I have. Probably redoing as a Draco because I rageuit the CC the first time and just figured I'd always wear armor out of shame.
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Thread [The Verge] Elden Ring's character creator fails Black players
Wow. Started over and just messing about NOT trying to make a Black character. The options are so good, I have a Mads Mikkelsen looking Draconian and I'm like damn someone DID put effort a ton into these character models. Just try to make a good-looking white dude, I feel like I would actually have to make effort to fuck it up.
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Thread Tencent buys 1C Poland and QLOC
Console focused people probably wouldn't know 1C from a can of paint, hell PC gamers who don't dabble in low-budget gaming might not either, but 1C Entertainment has been the publisher behind some of the platform's greatest sleeper hits. Space Rangers, King's Bounty, Star Wolves, Men of War, IL-2 Sturmovik, Deep Sky Derelicts, Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark, etc.
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Thread Digital Foundry have agreed to not publish Elden Ring performance analysis before the day one patch
This thread has veered far off of Digital Foundry and doesn't need to continue when the OT is available for all of this content's discussion.
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Thread Vampire Survivors
Lama is the only character who can place highly on the Most Kills boards, due to the added curse, yeah. The extra 20% adds so many more enemies that no other character can keep pace. The problem is just staying alive, with the Curse power up maxed, the Skull item equipped, and Lama's passive curse scaln You play Imelda for the Highest Level board, Most Gold is a free for all. I was top 5 on Library too but dropped to #8. Tbh the guy at #1 on that list is so many kills ahead (like 4k) I'm not sure that is a legit run.
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Thread It's 2022 and Black Hair still looks like trash in AAA games... (IMAGE HEAVY)
NO GAME, did me more dirty than Dragon Age: Inquisition, I have saved this screenshot of my character to make sure Bioware never loses this shame. Put this one in the Hall of Fame for fuck my shit up character creator hairlines.
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Thread Elden Ring PC Performance Thread | You see that mountain? You can stutter there.
They said that about Dark Souls. And Nier: Automata lol