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Movies & TV / Re: Anime Recommendation
« on: Today at 08:12:47 PM »
I have limited anime experience.

A perfect place to stop!



:P

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Gaming General / Re: Games to look at on PC
« on: February 18, 2019, 10:09:29 PM »
Hey Pixie - Euro Truck Simulator 1 or 2?

ETS 2. Definitely 2.

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Gaming General / Re: Games resolution question
« on: February 17, 2019, 10:03:30 PM »
Could vary by game. Try it both ways and see what you like better. A lot of it is going to come down to AA, imo. I would rather have the higher settings at lower res and make up the difference with anti-aliasing, but if that ends up being too performance demanding, then the higher res and lower settings would be my choice. Because more than almost anything else, I can't stand jaggy edges.

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Gaming General / Re: Games to look at on PC
« on: February 16, 2019, 12:19:06 PM »
They're all kinda buggy, but generally sorted out by unofficial patches.

New Vegas is just bad because Obsidian and Bethesda make *entirely* different kinds of games, and the Venn diagram where they meet is a slushy pile of weird sticky goo that never actually coalesces into anything fun.

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Gaming General / Re: Games to look at on PC
« on: February 15, 2019, 03:19:02 PM »
As for Walking Dead I see the page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/207610/The_Walking_Dead/  no clue on price as I own it already.

There is no price because you can't buy it anymore from Steam.

Games not already mentioned by Sssith (all of which are good except Fallout New Vegas):

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - one of the most visually and aurally impressive games I've ever played. An amazing story and a brilliant handling of schizophrenia. The actress for Senua (Melina Jurgens) won a bazillion awards and deserved every single one. She wasn't even supposed to be the actress. She was a sound engineer for the game who filled in as a place holder while they looked for an actual actress. They liked her so much, she kept the job. And the sound job. But this game, holy shit. So good. This was my GOTY for 2017.

Prey (the new one, not the old one by the same name) - this is just really, really good. You'll never trust a coffee cup again.

Resident Evil remakes (RE1, RE2) are on Steam

State of Decay for being one of the best zombie apoc games made

Sunset Overdrive for sheer crazy fun

Shadows: Awakening is a cool ARPG with some nifty mechanics - you're a demon who absorbs the souls of other people and can then take on those bodies, with all of their abilities and personalities... it's like a party-based RPG with one character

Saints Row 4 is redonkulous good times. Be a superhero crime boss president and save the world. Or fail to save the world. But have a blast in the meantime.

Grim Dawn - dude, if you like Diablo 2 or Titan Quest, this is better.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - mechanically, nothing to write home about, but it has some amazing storytelling stuff going on, and it's pretty as fuck. Plays like a single-player MMO.

Elex - Eurojanky RPG with a cool setting and lots of interesting stuff. Magic + tech + medieval weapons/armor all in one.

Far Cry Primal - be a caveman. Ride a saber-toothed tiger into battle. The best of the Far Cry games. Also can often be found really cheap.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 - this is the single best party-based RPG ever made. I will fight over this. I will punch dicks over it.

Dishonored - amazing stealth (or not) dude-murdering simulator in a sorta-steampunky setting. Lots of super fun powers to abuse.

CrossCode - wow, just wow. This was an unexpected gem. Old school graphics, amazing game.

To The Moon - short game. An unforgettable experience to be had. This will jerk all the tears and make you think really hard about some things.

Euro Truck Simulator - no, really. This is just really good fun. Put on your favorite tunes (or crank up a German hard rock station) and chill while driving an 18-wheeler across Europe.  It should be awful. It's not. Build a trucking empire. Customize your truck and driver. There's even level ups and skill trees, iirc.

Hellgate London came to Steam recently.

... ok that's it for one post. May come back later and add more as I think of them.


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Gaming General / Re: Games to look at on PC
« on: February 14, 2019, 09:29:29 PM »
ohmygosh I HAVE SO MANY SUGGESTIONS!!!!!11!1!!!

Alas, I also have to go to bed in like 2 minutes. But I'll try to put together a list tomorrow while I'm bored out of my mind at work, and then post it when I get home. STAY TUNED!



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Gaming General / Re: Skyrim on computer
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:18:18 PM »
I've never seen a Switch in action so I don't know how it looks/performs. My gut reaction, however, says that it's not going to be significantly better-looking on a PC without throwing lots of mods at it - and that is where you can absolutely murder your performance in a hurry, so be careful and add mods just 1 or 2 at a time until you can gauge their impact.

It will, however, look tons better than the PS3 version...

Basically, I'd suggest staying away  from too many "make it prettier" mods and instead focus on the mods to improve gameplay, especially if you've only ever experienced it vanilla, without all the glorious things to make it mechanically better.

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PCs / Re: Going to get a new Dell. Need opinions.
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:15:40 PM »
I've had really good luck with Acer, not with Asus. Dell and Alienware are synonymous, but I have no experience with either in laptop form, only towers (hint: they are poop for towers).

Anyway, it sounds like you will probably get the performance you want with these. Just didn't want you to expect one thing and get another. So, you know... tally ho and all that. :D


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PCs / Re: Going to get a new Dell. Need opinions.
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:49:51 PM »
I know you said "casual gaming" but could you give some examples of what you want to run? Because I'm not optimistic either of those will run much of anything at settings you'd like. The MX150, for example, is roughly equivalent in performance to a GTX275, a 10-year-old GPU that's about 7 or 8 generations out of date. The Vega 8 is even worse...

A bit more reading and... Apparently the 150 can run some mid-tier stuff from recent years, but to get over 30fps it looks like you need to turn down the settings and resolution some. But the demanding stuff like Far Cry 5 you can basically forget.

If you're looking for a Skyrim machine, it might do...


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Gaming General / Re: General gaming chatter
« on: February 04, 2019, 09:18:05 PM »
It has come a long, long, long way since beta. It is now a very solid, meaty, fun MMO that has enough content to keep you going for an insane number of hours without ever repeating a quest... and the quests are rarely the usual "bring me 10 bear asses" MMO grindy quests.

Also, if you liked Morrowind at all (the 2002 Morrowind), you will adore how faithfully they rebuilt it - almost building for building - in ESO.


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Sports / Re: Superbowl predictions?
« on: February 03, 2019, 07:10:33 AM »
It's too bad I had to ban the people predicting a Rams win.


>.>

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Movies & TV / Re: What are you watching?
« on: January 16, 2019, 04:55:16 PM »
Dat's a biggum wall, holey sheet.

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The Argument Chamber / Re: UK general election
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:05:01 PM »

Meanwhile the President of the US had to declare that he is not, in fact, a Russian agent.

... with the best part being that he waffled and never actually denied it.


Theresa May should just be out without needing a no confidence vote, imo.

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Gaming General / Re: Our 2018 GOTY
« on: January 09, 2019, 04:26:59 PM »
Inheritance. Hmmmm. I had not considered this possibility.

/looks at family

/fingersteepled

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Gaming General / Re: Our 2018 GOTY
« on: January 08, 2019, 03:38:44 PM »
I have a 1080. There's no way to justify the expense of moving to a 2080. But I'm definitely planning on a CPU/mobo/RAM upgrade this summer, if all goes according to plan. :D

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