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Re: Video Games!

Post by Painboy » 17 Jul 2017, 14:49

Ellie wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 12:39
Shot in the dark: does anyone know of a simple side-scroller for the Xbox One? Modspawn played Never Alone with his uncle and really really liked it, but I found the graphics too realistic and got all upset whenever something bad would happen to the little girl or the fox :lol: so I wanted to find him something similar, without a lot of strategy, mostly jumping around.
Ori and the Blind Forest is supposed to be very good. Looks really good and probably will appeal to younger audiences.

Unravel looks cute. Has decent reviews.

Limbo is a classic. Although I don't know if the visuals are too dark for modspawn.

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Re: Video Games!

Post by Ellie » 17 Jul 2017, 16:30

Thank you!
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: Video Games!

Post by Jadagul » 17 Jul 2017, 16:33

Also possibly Shantae or Rayman.

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Re: Video Games!

Post by dbcooper » 17 Jul 2017, 20:49

Are midrange GPUs all prohibitively expensive now, thanks to crypto-currency mining?

The price difference between a GTX 1050 and 1060 is insane.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by Warren » 17 Jul 2017, 22:24

dbcooper wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 20:49
Are midrange GPUs all prohibitively expensive now, thanks to crypto-currency mining?

The price difference between a GTX 1050 and 1060 is insane.
I doubt it. GPUs are too slow and inefficient. BtC mining is all ASIC now. Maybe Ethereum though.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by dbcooper » 20 Jul 2017, 22:20

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Re: Video Games!

Post by Sandy » 21 Jul 2017, 14:54

dbcooper wrote:
20 Jul 2017, 22:20
I recognize the upper left, but who are the others?
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Re: Video Games!

Post by Hugh Akston » 21 Jul 2017, 14:58

UR: Crossfit Santa Claus
LL: The illegitimate son of Rowan Atkinson and Martin Freeman
LR: Adam Savage's lesbian sister
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Re: Video Games!

Post by Warren » 21 Jul 2017, 15:01

Hugh Akston wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 14:58
UR: Crossfit Santa Claus
LL: The illegitimate son of Rowan Atkinson and Martin Freeman
LR: Adam Savage's lesbian sister
Is there a code key for this?
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Re: Video Games!

Post by dbcooper » 21 Jul 2017, 20:43

Sandy wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 14:54
I recognize the upper left, but who are the others?
UR = Varg, LR = Sam Hyde, LL = reviewbrah

You may recall reviewbrah from this blessed image:

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Re: Video Games!

Post by dbcooper » 21 Jul 2017, 20:44

Hugh Akston wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 14:58
UR: Crossfit Santa Claus
:)

Reviewbrah should definitely be British.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by Sandy » 22 Jul 2017, 17:11

dbcooper wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 20:43
Sandy wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 14:54
I recognize the upper left, but who are the others?
UR = Varg, LR = Sam Hyde, LL = reviewbrah

You may recall reviewbrah from this blessed image:
I don't, but I have seen a review of his. I clearly don't spend enough time plumbing the depths of 4chan and basically being blackpilled.

So that's an odd collection--two murderers, one who keeps claiming to be one, and then...reviewbrah. Huh.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by dbcooper » 22 Jul 2017, 19:36

Sandy wrote:
22 Jul 2017, 17:11
dbcooper wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 20:43
Sandy wrote:
21 Jul 2017, 14:54
I recognize the upper left, but who are the others?
UR = Varg, LR = Sam Hyde, LL = reviewbrah

You may recall reviewbrah from this blessed image:
I don't, but I have seen a review of his. I clearly don't spend enough time plumbing the depths of 4chan and basically being blackpilled.

So that's an odd collection--two murderers, one who keeps claiming to be one, and then...reviewbrah. Huh.
I get this stuff 2nd or 3rd hand from reddit/forums etc. It's all very silly, but can be funny.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by dbcooper » 25 Jul 2017, 22:46

From AMD's earnings call Q&A today:
Q: "Crypto was helping the GPU side, tis a double edged sword - is there any way to manage the risk of the miners & second hand purchases?"

A: "Better performance due to rx 5xx series, and well positioned to do gaming & crypto, we are working on replenishing inventory, and working on the game market - which is a core market for us. Aiming supply towards that market specifically, working with major retailers to make that happen with Radeon products. We didn't have crypto in our forecast, and its not seen as a long term growth driver, but we will keep an eye on it regardless."
Classic AMD planning.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by Sandy » 25 Jul 2017, 23:08

dbcooper wrote:
22 Jul 2017, 19:36
I get this stuff 2nd or 3rd hand from reddit/forums etc. It's all very silly, but can be funny.
Oh, I love me some dank memes. I just didn't know some of those or that particular meme. Which is funny, because I know some incredibly carcinogenic memes.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by dbcooper » 30 Jul 2017, 22:27

Looks like the new AMD Vega cards have the same compute perf/watt as the Nvidia equivalents (AMD have higher compute perf and higher power consumption at the same price). Video game perf will depend on drivers. Same as usual.

Next year's AMD cards are supposed to be their big step up.

http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-rx-vega- ... rice-leak/
http://www.anandtech.com/show/11180/the ... -ti-review
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Re: Video Games!

Post by dbcooper » 14 Aug 2017, 21:05

In a huge shock to no one, AMD has launched a new line of GPUs with far from finished drivers.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by Dangerman » 15 Aug 2017, 08:21

coin miners don't care about drivers.

ETA:
Update: As of 10am ET, Newegg's entire allocation of Vega 64 cards has sold through. This includes the stand-alone cards and the bundled cards. Indications are that Newegg's stock of cards sold through in under 15 minutes.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by Dangerman » 15 Aug 2017, 14:41

"It's a proven fact that spicy mustard is good for your health no matter what your medical condition, which is why the feds are suing Guildens for a backdoor into their condiment technology." - TIO

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Re: Video Games!

Post by dead_elvis » 16 Aug 2017, 17:46

Why be inconvenienced with actual labor while working towards enlightenment? Do it from the comfort of your own desk or lap.

http://www.waldengame.com
Walden, a game, is a first person simulation of the life of American philosopher Henry David Thoreau during his experiment in self-reliant living at Walden Pond. The game begins in the summer of 1845 when Thoreau moved to the Pond and built his cabin there.

Players follow in his footsteps, surviving in the woods by finding food and fuel and maintaining their shelter and clothing. At the same time, players are surrounded by the beauty of the woods and the Pond, which hold a promise of a sublime life beyond these basic needs. The game follows the loose narrative of Thoreau’s first year in the woods, with each season holding its own challenges for survival and possibilities for inspiration.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by Eric the .5b » 16 Aug 2017, 18:48

But I have Minecraft, already.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by JasonL » 16 Aug 2017, 18:57

If you stare at the pond long enough, the glittering light resolves into a longish complaint about higher ed. Weird.

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Re: Video Games!

Post by Jadagul » 17 Aug 2017, 03:03

dead_elvis wrote:
16 Aug 2017, 17:46
Why be inconvenienced with actual labor while working towards enlightenment? Do it from the comfort of your own desk or lap.

http://www.waldengame.com
Walden, a game, is a first person simulation of the life of American philosopher Henry David Thoreau during his experiment in self-reliant living at Walden Pond. The game begins in the summer of 1845 when Thoreau moved to the Pond and built his cabin there.

Players follow in his footsteps, surviving in the woods by finding food and fuel and maintaining their shelter and clothing. At the same time, players are surrounded by the beauty of the woods and the Pond, which hold a promise of a sublime life beyond these basic needs. The game follows the loose narrative of Thoreau’s first year in the woods, with each season holding its own challenges for survival and possibilities for inspiration.
Does the game have a button for sending your laundry into town to be done by your mother over the weekend?

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Re: Video Games!

Post by Eric the .5b » 17 Aug 2017, 04:49

Jadagul wrote:
17 Aug 2017, 03:03
Does the game have a button for sending your laundry into town to be done by your mother over the weekend?
I think her coming over daily with sandwiches and pie is DLC.
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Re: Video Games!

Post by dhex » 17 Aug 2017, 10:58

i really dug gone home but i haven't picked up tacoma yet.
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