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  1. I don't know what is you're were trying to say. But there's nothin' you can say that's gonna make me forget I love my wife you son of a bitch.
    6 points
  2. Well, Ryzen 9 3900x is installed, and my goodness the difference is huge with Flight Simulator 2020. I’ve gone from having to give everything a minute or so to settle after loading in with a mix of Low and Medium settings to being nice and playable on High, without any change to the GTX 1060. Elite’s happier, too - I’m now buttery smooth on Ultra over planets with the monitor; looking forward to how VR goes. One thing I’ve really noticed though, is that my goodness does anything involving the old fashioned magnetic discs bottleneck. The contrast with the M.2 one is gigantic
    5 points
  3. 5 points
  4. Six rainbows + a siege going on... I wonder what that could mean. Better ask Tom Clancy.
    4 points
  5. Finished the first Back to the Future. Generally it's really great I think. Again, lightyears ahead of the old Blu-ray. Strangely it's some daytime scenes, almost all in the town square curiously enough, where the noise reduction is a bit too much. Most shots in those scenes look really clean, but still not enough to make things look smeary and plastic. The last act of the movie also sees the grain take on a bit of a video fuzz like look in some places which is also quite curious compared to the grainier scenes earlier on in the film where it looked more natural and looks good again during the
    4 points
  6. Ted Lasso is the warmest hearted show on any television streaming service. The first episode is a "duck out of water" US vs English quirks, but after it, man it touches all the heart strings in the right place - team building, relationships, fitba, machismo, "doing the right thing"... and ultimately being the best you... It's fucking top notch feel good television. It will hit you in the feels. I've got a stack of other things to watch, but I'm watching it all again. Track this down, watch it past the first episode.
    4 points
  7. 3 points
  8. 1 year PSN membership for $29.99 https://www.cdkeys.com/playstation-network-psn/playstation-plus/1-year-playstation-plus-membership-ps3-ps4-ps-vita-digital-code I just bought two years so I’m good until 2024 at this point.
    3 points
  9. Great opener! Totally love that they are untethered from any existing mythology and able to make their own at this point. The new cast members are interesting/fun and I’m eager to dig into this new world. I dug the end and the general message of hope and rebuilding.
    3 points
  10. Jeff, I rock two mice at work, though I don't bother with the left-mouse click settings. I like to give me wrists a break, but have a few tasks where a mouse in my left hand and a numpad in my right is so useful. Also, talking about mice in this context just reminded me about something kinda funny for those of you who remember Covak. He had a work term that was so boring (I think the tech bubble had just burst, so good ones were harder to find) that he taught himself to use a mouse upside-down. He clicked the buttons with his palm and claimed to have gotten pretty go
    3 points
  11. I had completely dismissed this show but this thread made me watch it. And I’m glad I did, I was quite surprised it wasn’t anything like I thought it was going to be.
    2 points
  12. Further tests: a mere five minutes to encode an 82 minute DVD rip in h.264 at “slow” quality settings. But while there was no heat throttling, it did peak at 80°C, which can’t be ideal. Maybe I’ll buy it a nice, big AiO liquid cooler next year. Also, Star Wars: Squadrons has gone from low to Ultra settings for flat screen. Nice. Had no idea so many things were CPU limited.
    2 points
  13. Don’t get me wrong, the first several seasons of Dexter were incredible TV. It just really nose dived at the end.
    2 points
  14. I was planning on mounting this above the new Avengers machine that's on the way, but not quite enough clearance with the ceiling. I've got a couple of other ideas for where to put it, but it's really wide: It is flexing a little the way it's propped up, but seems like it should be stable enough hanging on the wall. As expected, there are also a lot of spare parts left after one of these builds. Certain colours used up everything, and a few others maybe only half of what was available in the 3 sets.
    2 points
  15. Well, I succumbed to one of my worst vices - I resubbed to FF14. It’s certainly my MMO of choice these days, but that’s like saying you enjoy a particular flavour of crack over heroin. I dashed through the original content and then when the going got tough in the first expansion, grind-wise, I just shrugged and moved on. So I came back and... went back to the original content. I swapped from paladin to dark knight and I really like the class. It’s a fun tank. Once I make it to 60 I’ll be checking out Gunbreaker to try yet a third tank role - I have a type. Been pla
    2 points
  16. I've decided to go into media blackout on this one now (not that I think they can top the cat anyway, unless you can also befriend a racoon).
    2 points
  17. Yep, my favorite show this year. Also the best Selhurst Park has ever looked.
    2 points
  18. My Back to the Future set arrived today. Been a long time since I watched the films as I never much liked the old blu-rays, so I'm looking forward to spending the weekend with the UHD release.
    2 points
  19. There's been some interesting news about apparent breakthroughs in plasmonic enhancement to OLED in recent weeks, which would reduce or eradicate risk of burn in, reduce ageing of a panel and may potentially even allow for boosts to peak brightness. This is the best piece I've found on the development from late September: Universal Display Technologies are licensers and suppliers to LG. Full link for mind-boggling scientific data and diagrams: https://phys.org/news/2020-09-plasmonic-stability-brightness-light-emitting-devices.html
    2 points
  20. Ooo forgot this started. I’ll check out the first episode tomorrow night.
    2 points
  21. This Dutch website did some heat and fan noise tests using Red Red Redemption 2: https://tweakers.net/reviews/8252/3/xbox-series-x-onze-eerste-indrukken-en-tests-meten-is-weten.html After 15 minutes of gameplay the Series X was at 48°C while the XB1X was hitting 65°C. From a noise perspective, the Series X measured 2 decibels lower than the XB1X from the OS menus (24db against 27db), while in game the Series X was apparently measuring a whopping 13db lower than the XB1X (25db against 38db respectively!). Power usage saw the Series X commanding 28w in sleep
    2 points
  22. Hobo-Jason Mamoa has a pretty good breakdown of the Series X with all of the embargoes having gone away. I don’t particularly agree with his general perspective on hardware bottlenecks and budgets but I digress.
    2 points
  23. It's not just you! I also found myself struggling with the way Mario's feet seem to be coated in WD-40. I finished up Sunshine very early this morning (admittedly doing little beyond the required 50 episodes) and mostly enjoyed it, despite its many shortcomings. The only stretches I really disliked were the FLUDD-less hellscape gauntlets. I've regretted giving this one away without finishing it back in the GameCube days, and it's a great feeling to finally be able to cross this one off my list.
    2 points
  24. Well, this is now the greatest game of all time.
    2 points
  25. The Guardian weighed in on this earlier this year: https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/feb/28/why-do-video-game-players-invert-the-controls They say more people are non-inverted, but don't give percentages. They also bolster the theory that it's the players perception of the relationship to the avatar they are controlling which guides their preference. Carlos.
    2 points
  26. Yeah, sales are down and they need growth, but I've seen people smarter than me think they are controlling it better than than is generally thought:
    2 points
  27. This is just a mere £10.49 for the GOTY edition on UK Playstation Store right now. I bought the standard version via my US account on release way back in 2015 (before the UK punched itself in the face) when the pound actually had strength against the dollar, but I never bought the DLC so I'm going to rebuy it to have everything ahead of the free PS5 upgrade. It was cheaper to do that compared to just getting the DLC which I'd have had to have bought from the US store for compatibility with my original game executable anyway.
    2 points
  28. That “guy with a stick on the back of his head” drawing. So yes, there he’d pull down to make his head go up. Congratulations. Now push it left. You’ve inverted the X as well! Seriously though, it’s just whether you think it’s a plane or a cursor.
    2 points
  29. Nikon with their new Z7II and Z6II, fixing the all things from their predecessors. This pretty much perfects the cameras for me and I might upgrade my Z6.
    2 points
  30. Hoo doggie, fiancé and I tried the Crystal Song introductory quest of 7th Continent. It’s a little fiddly, but fun, but it’s like a mule kick to the nuts how hard it is too . Need to figure some rules out and go back at it...
    1 point
  31. So I offloaded 7 vinyls in the past two weeks via Ebay and the sales have pretty much covered the cost of both next gen consoles for me along with a few games/extras. The aftermarket sales of some of these special editions or alternate colors I bought is lucrative to say the least.
    1 point
  32. I'm much the same. Happy to let my XS go another couple of years, much as I like the camera enhancements on the 12 Pro. By 2022 that year's phone will probably have a notable every day performance bump over my XS I suspect, because right now I keep seeing them hype these amazing new A chips every year but I'm still not seeing software that fully makes use of all that horsepower, but then I'm not really longing for apps on such a small device that benefit from such power in the first place. The cameras benefit from leveraging all that computational power, clearly, and sure, games too, but I don
    1 point
  33. From the article: Swinging: -Largely is the same as the first game, but Miles has more tricks he can do while swinging around to earn exp, inspired by sky diving techniques -Feel a little rumble when shooting out a web and as you swing the trigger tightens as you reach the end of the swing Open World: - New York is broken up into districts like the first game, where you have to complete activities and stop crimes to 100% - New crimes in this one, but there will be a couple returning from the first game - No puzzle lab activity this time around - Want to provide meani
    1 point
  34. This is all a scam for Japanese assassination squads to learn the layout of your houses, you fools! Carlos.
    1 point
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