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  1. Ori and the Blind Forest

    Wow, holy shit. Even though this looks like a baby game (animation = made for children IMHO) it's more like the Dark Souls of video games. I'm still not halfway through and it's already consistently difficult, though the save system does keep the frustration at bay. Don't play this game if you're not into some half-way difficult platforming combo stuff.
  2. Ori and the Blind Forest

    Also this game has a cool feature that awards you random achievements when you start it?
  3. Ori and the Blind Forest

    Yeah, everything is moving in this game, and there are tons of great animation everywhere. Also: THIS GAME IS HARD. You'll be saving a lot for some of the areas, which can be pretty full of traps and enemies. It's pretty unforgiving too, at least early on. There are thorns and bad guys everywhere, and you can only take only a couple of hits before you die. Luckily you pop back to the save point really quickly, so there's something almost Meatboyesque to a lot of the more trap-filled areas.
  4. Who Wants To Help Tegan Out?

    I'd patronize you, but yeah, I don't know the details of how it actually works.
  5. Which is best Bass?

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    Exactly what an injected script would say!
  7. So this new video is the same as the other one, but with commentary!
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    Hmm, I don't get that. Only, and Maybe someone is injecting something into the page. Do you see where in the page it tries to load the script?
  9. Remember Me

    Remember that game that about the ninja lady that climbed buildings and manipulated people's memories? It's out this week on PS3, Xbox 360 and IBM compatible PCs. I wasn't really that excited about it, but I'm sort of in the mood for running around in a good-looking world, and Neo-Paris sounds like it may fit the bill. The enemies are apparently people who have «overdosed on memories,» and nobody can say that's a terrible concept. Here is the Steam hyperlink:
  10. Project Godus: Don't believe his lies

    Wait, wasn't Curiosity free?
  11. I guess I should balance this thread out by adding to my brilliant observational satire that I'm also genuinely looking forward to it. I'm curious to see where it falls on the spectrum between pure roguelike try-again-em-up and carefully bespoke artisanal hand-curated single-player experience. Maybe somewhere around Rogue Legacy?
  12. Oh, it wasn't meant as a jab or anything. That line has a rich history in thieving games.
  13. He should have a cool tagline like "what's yours is mine" or something.
  14. So I replaced my video card and the problems are still there lolllllll
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    Oh, sorry, didn't know something was actually broken.
  16. Hololens

    Not to be the guy who's always complaining about Microsoft, but when did Microsoft last introduce a new crazy technology in a way that wasn't awkward, clearly idiotic and ultimately a failure? And the rectangle thing, I'm assuming that's just a limitation of the prototype, that they haven't gotten as far as Oculus with the display, with regards to size and everything?
  17. Now, this is a story all about how my computer has been acting weird the last few months, and I think it's the graphics card so I've ordered a replacement. The first weird thing was that the driver would sometimes reset out of nowhere, with the screen going dark for a few seconds, then everything popping back up with the little Windows notification balloon telling me the driver had reset. The second weird thing was that videos would sometime exhibit tearing, just like non-vsynced video games, only in the other direction! That's right, tearing down the middle of the screen! Weird! But that's not all. When starting a Netflix video (and only Netflix, not any other video thing) everything would freeze, and for a brief, shining moment, everything would be covered in a quickly scrolling cloud of colorful patterns and colors! Then poof, things were back to normal, as if none of this was actually happening, and maybe I'm just seeing things! But there's more! Yesterday, black rectangles started appearing on my screen. Sometimes one would just pop up for half a second and vanish, other times a bunch of them would show up and jump and dance around, and colors would be inverted, and pieces of one window would show up in another! Today I decided my graphics card was dying, so I thought oh I'll just order one of those GTX 970s, and oh boy there's a thing with them and everyone's up in arms and getting refunds. JUST MY LUCK!
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    Protip for forum search is to just google for "idle forums [whatever]". Do that, and you might just find that what you were looking for was inside the forums all along.
  19. The Ars Technica review makes this sound like a potentially awesome co-op game. Hopefully some Thumbs multiplayer can come out of it.
  20. Oculus rift

    The minutes I spent playing Elite: Dangerous with the DK2 were amazing. The feeling of presence was super-powerful, especially when undocking from a landing bay, looking up and seeing the huge interior of the space station above me. It's almost impossible to use hotkeys with the thing on (a problem AR would solve elegantly) and trying to read interface text is crazy. It is readable, but only if stare intently and move your eyes to let the text pass over the Rift's coarse pixel array. I've read 1440p for the CV1, which sounds a little low to me, based on the difference from DK1 (800p) to DK2 (1080p). I guess you'd want to do a lot of bespoke UI design anyway, so I guess enlarging some fonts is not the hardest thing in the world.
  21. Is bathroom best common room to build a PC in?

    One thing about damage from ESD is that it won't necessarily straight up fry anything; it could also damage something so that its lifespan is reduced, or even just make it prone to random errors like BSODs and memory errors, data corruption, etc. I do the thing where I just hook up the PSU and fondle the case, and I've had very few hardware problems, but I do wonder if the busted RAM stick I had that one time could've been my fault.
  22. Where in the World - Idle Thumbs Map

    Haha suck it BigJKO. More likeBigJoke.