Optimus-Mike
Optimus_Mike
Optimus-Mike
Sep 1
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I loved KOTOR and Jade Empire, and Neverwinter Nights is one of my all-time favorites (I’m actually playing through the Enhanced Edition on Steam right now). I was super stoked for DA:O. How could I not be? I actually played through it and the expansion twice, once as a fighter on my own, and then a second time with a Read more

Aug 31
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In video games I usually do my first playthrough as good, because it seems like that’s the default expectation. Now, if there’s no major difference (like, say, doing a no-kill run in Deus Ex vs killing everyone) I’ll leave it at that, but for games where part of the story might be different (like basically every Read more

Aug 26
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This! When I was doing grad school a few years ago it was made explicitly clear that Wikipedia was NOT an acceptable reference. But a Good Wikipedia article will have its own sources, and many of them were just fine to use.

Aug 19
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I’ll buy (again) any and all MegaTen games they care to put on Steam.

Aug 14
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Imagine if Microsoft took a 30% cut on sales through the Xbox’s store. Read more

Aug 13
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Apple and Google’s house cut is a bit much and should be lowered. Read more

Aug 11
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This list needs more Gojira.

Aug 10
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“If you already don’t like ice cream, there’s pretty much no chance you’re going to like lobster ice cream.” Read more

Aug 9
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Save $200 and buy this guy instead.

Aug 8
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I’ve yet to try to finagle a way to play PS4 on the can, and despite having a good gaming laptop there isn’t an outlet close enough to the crapper for me to have a go with that. Read more

Aug 5
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Pre-pandemic matinee tickets are like $6 around here, so my wife was already not thrilled with the $20 prices Universal and what not were charging. But at least most of those actually let you keep it in your digital library, and it cost around the same price as a Blu-ray, so we bought a few anyway that we might not Read more

Jul 31
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PC Game Pass!  I signed up when it was a buck so I could play The Outer Worlds, then promptly forgot about it after I finished the game.  I knew there was a reason I never canceled it...

Jul 27
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Nope. 20 years ago, maybe.  But I’m 40 now, I have a kid and responsibilities.  I have the disposable income to buy more games than I could afford as a kid, and less free time to play them.  I don’t do multiplayer, I don’t play competitively.  I play to unwind and enjoy the story/world/characters/etc.  Generally Read more

Jul 21
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What? A game from an American publisher founded by (probably white) Americans, directed by (definitely white) Americans, and written by no one with a remotely Asian name doesn’t have a system for making good haiku?  I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked!

Jul 20
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I’m in for both SMTs, but I hope one of the things that gets remastered in 3 is the difficulty. I know Nocturne was actually harder than the original release in Japan, but that game was brutal. I had to use a Gameshark in the final boss, and the fight went on for two hours because it kept healing at a rate close to Read more

Jul 19
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You have to ask yourself what you really want. Are you just looking to save some money because you already have a laptop, and you figure adding an eGPU will give you access to PC gaming? As the author points out this is still more expensive than buying a new console. Buying hardware for PC gaming just isn’t cheap; if Read more

Jul 19
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@MechXican, was that shot on a PS4 Pro?  I’ve had my PS4 since launch and couldn’t justify upgrading to the Pro since since I’m more of a PC guy, but the foxes I’ve found definitely don’t look that good.

Jul 17
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I’ve been doing something similar.  I got a new PC for my birthday before things actually locked down, but then I decided to get a new 4K monitor to go with it.  After that my PC was so much better than my laptop that I decided to buy a Zephyrus G14 with an RTX 2060M when I got my stimulus check.  But if I was going Read more

Jul 16
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I’d heard something like that, but it wasn't clear if that meant Project Xcloud, releases like Assassin's Creed Valhalla that are releasing on both current-gen and next-gen, or if all games can actually run in both consoles. I suspect a mix of the first two, but even if it's the third it's all the more reason to Read more

Jul 16
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It’s debatable just how “natural” this step is. Ending production on consoles is a normal part of the console cycle, but this feels extremely early. For starters, the Xbox Series X isn’t even out yet. Even stranger is the decision to stop producing the more-powerful Xbox One X while leaving the low-end Xbox One S on Read more