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    (Update: Hatred is Out. Reviews in. Dja Vu.)Are M Rated Games Really Mature?

    in Gaming Discussion on 28 April 2015

    Here here to the OP. I wish there was more depth in M rated games. They often have the narrative depth and character development of Divergence and Twilight. I still have yet to find any realistic relationship portrayals, well thought out motivation for the protagonist, or compelling mature intrigue. But I remain hopeful... come on devs spend more money on writers. I understand that as a 40...

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    Can Steam Machines Take on PS4/XBO? (Creators Have their Say)

    in PC Discussion on 25 April 2015

    Sentient_Nebula said:Nope. Steam Machines (Or any PC-trying-to-be-a-console machine) will never be mainstream. People buy consoles because they're simpler than PCs. They're basically just plug-and-play and you don't have to hassle with graphics settings or drivers and whatnot. People buy PCs because they offer more customization. You can choose your hardware, choose whether you want...

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    They've left the Wii U to die.

    in Nintendo Discussion on 31 March 2015

    I love my Wii U it is a great living room entertainment device that gets as much use for YouTube, Netflix and the like and acts as the remote control. I have enjoyed the heck out of many of the games I have played on it, but that being said, my steammachine is where I spend most of my time these days. I will probably get the next nintendo system as well. The Wii U will not win this...

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    Say Something About Your Country :-)!!

    in Politics Discussion on 30 March 2015

    Captain_Yuri said:Canada and we are the Master Race of the World! Canada and we used to be cool.  Before the Harperites took over... the Conservative party has been in power for a decade and turned the clock back by several more than that. Before Harper came to power  - Women won the legal right to go topless (still can but now the argument is over burquas and hijabs as...

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    SteamOS, Vulkan, Steam Machines, Oh My

    in PC Discussion on 11 March 2015

    If you already have a computer that can play steam games, the 49.99 steam link is the best option. (no second computer required 1080p 60fps to your living room) I built my own steam machine in a small format (coolmaster elite 130 case, 650W modular power supply, mini-itx motherboard, haswell i5, dedicated nvidia maxwell card, 16 GB system ram, and 1 TB hard drive, with a blue-ray rw unit) it...

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    SteamOS, Vulkan, Steam Machines, Oh My

    in PC Discussion on 06 March 2015

    Tachikoma said: I went to falcon northwests site, maxed out a Tiki config and the price was $9,208.95 Yeah, fuck off Falcon Northwest. If you buy a steambox rather than putting one together yourself, you need professional help. Some people lack the technical skills and would need proffesional help ;-). I thought a lot of the ~$1000 configurations were decent specs.  Still...

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    SteamOS, Vulkan, Steam Machines, Oh My

    in PC Discussion on 06 March 2015

    This has been a very big news week for SteamOS and steam machines. The new OpenGL next now called Vulkan has been announced to compete with DX12, Mantle and Metal.  SteamMachine models are now announced, as is the final version of the controller.  Current plus upcoming games on SteamOS/Linux now tops 1000 games with a ton of AAA titles anounced still 6-8 months ahead of launch of the...

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    STEAM OS - What do you think?

    in PC Discussion on 25 February 2015

    Kerotan said: I read a post from wyluzuj and it got me thinking.  How likely is a STEAM OS and how successful could it be. There are so many questions.     Potential marketshare,  How big a threat to Microsoft,  Would people buy into it apart from about 10 million hardcore steam users?  Do Microsoft even care?   If they do how can they...

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    Wii U Is Better Value Than Xbox One or PS4, Nintendo Exec Says

    in Gaming Discussion on 17 November 2014

    WiiU Pros -$300 with two games, fully backwards compatible, great exclusives, no online fees, innovative control schemes Cons -Few third party games, slightly less graphical fidelity than the other two PS4 Pro -$400, best graphics on a console at the moment, great third party games Con -Pay for online, no backwards compatibility XBO Pro -$350 but cheaper on sale, great third party...

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    Interstellar.... OMG. go watch the movie NOW. *SPOILERS INSIDE*

    in Movies Discussion on 14 November 2014

    If you have read this far into the thread I doubt you are worried about spoilers so... Was anyone else bothered by a gravitational slingshot around a star/black hole/plot device for travel to an in system planet? For those who don't know, gravitational slingshots try to translate angular velocity of the planets into a velocity gain for the space craft by dipping into the gravity well. ...

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    Interstellar.... OMG. go watch the movie NOW. *SPOILERS INSIDE*

    in Movies Discussion on 14 November 2014

    Spoiler alert: Despite visual effects,  which were not bad, clearly there was some kind of budget for this movie,  this like any modern Shamalan piece of crap (yup I know he was not the director) suffered from a few terminal illnesses. Terminal logical falicies were abundant, the 'artistic' direction actually gets in the way of enjoying the movie, and Mathew McCantbelievetheycasthim...

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    How about those elections?

    in Politics Discussion on 08 November 2014

    thranx said: When Obama was elected for a second term I was pretty dissapointed. But I did see the silver lining. I hoped that after 8 years of his "rule" people would be awakened and see what the dems are all about. Here we are 6 years in, and the people have lost more faith in the dems than I could have imagined. Just as bush blew it for over spending over reaching repubs, Obama has done...

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    RUMOR: The Wii U will be getting a big 'Remastered' game in 2015

    in Gaming Discussion on 15 August 2014

    Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:Wii Music HD! Go Go GO I sense sarcasm... but actually I would welcome a Wii U music.  The first one was a lot of fun, played the heck out of it with my daughter....

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    Kerbal Space Program

    in PC Discussion on 23 July 2014

    First of all... best game ever. I am liking 0.24 it is really coming along nicely. The contract language is just procedurally generated word salad, and it broke the only mod I really like (mechjeb it takes all the drudgery out of long missions, yes I can do orbital dockings and landings without it). Once you get the hang of interplanetary transfers (it is more work to use mechjeb for...

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    Gravity Deserved Best Picture at the Oscars!

    in Movies Discussion on 04 March 2014

    SvennoJ said: allenmaher said: NintendoPie said: Gravity was the movie of 2013. It will define last year in film forever. The Directing, Cinematography, Visual Effects, and story line were all pretty much perfect. When a movie transports you into the actor's situation as well as Gravity did, that's worthy of extreme praise.  There's no denying that Gravity is a...

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    Gravity Deserved Best Picture at the Oscars!

    in Movies Discussion on 04 March 2014

    NintendoPie said: Gravity was the movie of 2013. It will define last year in film forever. The Directing, Cinematography, Visual Effects, and story line were all pretty much perfect. When a movie transports you into the actor's situation as well as Gravity did, that's worthy of extreme praise.  There's no denying that Gravity is a complete spectacle. Gravity was not...

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    Your top 5 WiiU games

    in Nintendo Discussion on 27 February 2014

    1. Monster Hunter Ultimate 2. ZombiU 3. Rayman Legends 4. Splinter Cell Blacklist 5. Need for Speed Most Wanted/ Lego City Undercover (can't decide) ...

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    First day with Wii U impressions (Sony fan perspective)

    in Nintendo Discussion on 19 February 2014

    rolltide101x said: allenmaher said:I like the tone and content of the OP. I have a WiiU and it is one of my favourite gaming machines. I agree that the gamepad is better for some games than others, for FPS you cant beat the wiiu motion plus wiimote with the wiizapper (only a mouse is better for aiming) I mainly use my steammachine (yes a linux one but windows games run on it as...

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    My girlfriend's art teacher said video games are not art. Do you agree?

    in Gaming Discussion on 19 February 2014

    The dictionary definition is: art rt/ noun noun: art; plural noun: arts; plural noun: the arts 1. the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. "the art of the Renaissance" synonyms: fine art, artwork More ...

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    First day with Wii U impressions (Sony fan perspective)

    in Nintendo Discussion on 19 February 2014

    I like the tone and content of the OP. I have a WiiU and it is one of my favourite gaming machines. I agree that the gamepad is better for some games than others, for FPS you cant beat the wiiu motion plus wiimote with the wiizapper (only a mouse is better for aiming) I mainly use my steammachine (yes a linux one but windows games run on it as well using wine) but will look at the PS4 once...

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