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Gaming General / Avowed
« on: July 23, 2020, 03:02:23 PM »
A Skyrim like game from Obsidian.

Here is too hoping it is good and also not an Epic exclusive.

General Discussion / States I Have Visited
« on: April 02, 2020, 01:27:05 PM »

The Argument Chamber / Coronavirus
« on: March 02, 2020, 11:21:41 AM »
Interesting article about the outbreak in Iran.

It seems that the spread has been going on there for a little over three weeks.

Overall the whole situation seems pretty bad in that the virus as slipped the bonds of containment.  It seems to be highly contagious and that many seem to just become carriers of the virus.

The response here in the US has been poor.  A person one county away from where I live went to the hospital and was there for a while undiagnosed.   Mainly because this person had no ties to China.  Trump, early in his tenure, reduced the funding for the CDC.  Here in the US I believe it is going to get much worse, as this virus is probably widely loose in a variety of major areas, including my home of the Bay Area.  Putting Pence as the head of this task force seems like the most ironic of jokes, given his own disbelief of science and track record in the spread of HIV in his state. 

I recently saw that even little ole Iceland has a case.  If any one here has played Plague Inc. you know what that means.

edit: John Oliver on Coronavirus

General Discussion / Happy Holidays
« on: December 23, 2019, 12:25:30 PM »
I hope you all have a great Christmas/Hanukkah/WhatEverYouCelebrate.  I will be off starting tomorrow.

The Argument Chamber / Blizzard and China
« on: November 08, 2019, 08:38:27 AM »
I am unsure how to title this one.  In the game thread we started joking about which game publisher is the worst.  This a a continuation of that, but I didn't want to pollute that thread with this.  Below is a link to an article about Blizzard's ineptness.  I think it is worth a read.

Gaming General / Skyrim Again
« on: August 22, 2019, 10:31:37 PM »
So I am installing Skyrim.  It is the new special edition, whatever that means.

  • I hate modding.  What is the bare minimum that I need to figure out in order to make the game look good? 4k.
  • I don't even remember the class I played the first time.  Is there some unusual, fun, path that I should try?
  • I know that there are some annoying aspects of this game.  But I forget what they are, though I am going to guess inventory management.  Any tips to minimize this?

Other general pointers welcome.

Movies & TV / Good Omens
« on: May 31, 2019, 10:04:57 AM »

A show based on the Pratchett and Gaiman book of the same name.

I haven't read it and I am a fan of Gaiman.  I never could get into Pratchett but I know you guys here are huge fans.  It looks well made and we can hope they haven't made a hash out of it.

Gaming General / Baldur's Gate 3
« on: May 30, 2019, 02:41:55 PM »


Honestly, I need to play Divinity 2 first, but this is still pretty interesting.

Movies & TV / Rise of Skywalker
« on: April 12, 2019, 02:15:33 PM »

General Discussion / Profile [2]
« on: April 04, 2019, 11:43:59 AM »
So in the little blue bar under your Avatar we have a menu system:

Home -- Help -- Search -- Profile -- My Messages -- Members -- Logout

Now maybe I am being an idiot but next to my Profile I have [2].  That wasn't there at all a while back.  Yesterday it had [1].  Today [2].  I have no idea what it indicates.  If I try clicking on it I get nothing.

Gaming General / BL2 Play Through
« on: April 03, 2019, 11:09:24 AM »
Any of you good people interested in forming a group to play through BL2 in multiplayer? 

The idea is to choose a night and play two hours or so every week?  It should be a good time to do with the fresh graphics upgrade.

Gaming General / Borderlands 3
« on: March 27, 2019, 05:22:39 PM »
The teaser trailer is here:

There is a lot of hidden info in this one.

It includes a golden key code c35tb-wsgst-txbrk-jjhgh - It supposedly unlocks more keys and a skin in BL2.

I can't wait for this game.

Gaming General / Stadia
« on: March 20, 2019, 02:25:59 PM »
Google's gaming platform if you haven't heard.

Interestingly they are talking that this platform is going to work without local hardware and installation.  I find this difficult to believe that they have figured out a way to stream the performance necessary to make this work.  Conceptually this has been something I knew people were trying to tackle, but I have trouble believing that it has been solved.  Shit, I feel like I can't always count on Xfinity to give me a stable stream and they are the fastest ISP in my area.

So right now I am filing this under cool idea, but I will believe it when I see it.

Movies & TV / Topher Grace's Start Wars
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:15:07 AM »

Proving once and for all that the whole is greater than the parts.  Now we just need a 15 to 20 hour movie covering the whole story.

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