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  3. A little necro ... however, I seen it on EA and have a pass so I tried it. Not bad however not Witcher (haven't played the other games) There are some glitches that occur but not any beyond what I would expect a finished game (that has had time to be patched) would have. I haven't been able to replicate it. One thing that annoyed me (due to my being lazy and used to being spoon fed with today's modern games) is the game gets you near the location, but doens't tell you exactly where what you are looking for and in many case it was hard to find the quest item or NPC due to the game design. Made you really look. Also they actually have a "Story Mode' which is setup to play and explore and harder modes (which at least not will kill me very shortly) There is a slight learning curve to figure out how to do things (not sure if I like the keyboard mapping) but lord do they have conversations. It is interesting in that it doesn't require you to protect much, (you can kill anyone) but has some protections cleverly part of the game. You have to gain a skill level to be able to kill some of the people. once you reach that level.. you can "feed" Doen't matter how important that NPC might be. There are also serious changes when you kill someone depending on their importance in the game. (some .. most of which you might not even realize) as that status of the area drops... it starts to get bat shit crazy with attacks and other combats... (but when you "feed" .. they call it embrace, you gain XP which gives you more options for character upgrade.. ) So far I am playing a goodish person. Killed 2 for upgrades as carefully as possible. (needed the XP ) the game rewards you for good or bad acts. Not sure about the repeatability of the game. The Roll play is getting on my nerves.. searching out and having leghty conversations with everybody for the next quest.. Update.. Not sure if it has repeatability but it does have a very unusual and creative ending. Not quite a witcher but not half bad. (not worth full price though IMO)
  4. I wasn't sure. I thought you somehow got the models into Daz or something (with the background) instead you were more clever and made it look like it was in a Daz studio (lol.. and much easier I would imagine)
  5. DA:O... An Exhibitionist's Playthrough...
  6. Some gameplay footage from Gamescom 2019... There's currently a closed MP beta which you can apply here and it's going Early Access on March 2020. According to what the "boss" says, the EA period is needed basically to iron out the bugs, especially the unpredictable ones which might occur in specific scenarios as the game is an open-ended sandbox. If you enable "death" for the PC (in previous games you never die, you can only retire from adventuring), when you die in the game, you'll be able to continue the game playing as your child. You'll have to decide what skills he/she's going to have beforehand in order to do that. Currently only a married couple may produce a child. Just don't expect having actual sex with your spouse. Basically, if you spend enough time together with your partner, a children pops up. But of course, considering that the game will support extensive modding, you can be sure that people will "spice up" that process... well, significantly. Still, it's great to have something like that in an RPG as a core game mechanic. BTW, M&B Wardband went into RPG Codex's Top 101 PC RPGs list, this year I believe, despite being fairly shallow on role-playing aspects, it was also chosen as one of PC Gamer's Top 100 PC games of all time when it came out. It can get very annoying at times but it's not a shitty game by any means.
  7. Thanks. A small percentage of the screenshots I take are in the game world. Most are done in custom cells I made. The ones with the blank background are DAZ style sound stages; seamless with lighting only that I can make any color.
  8. There's a lot of mods for Skyrim. I can tell you that you won't be displeased with all the mods out there.
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  10. I didn't know GamesCon had happened, that's my level of detachment/disinterest in current gaming. Zero fucks given.
  11. Just have a look at this tweet: "Making open world a thing"... whoever posted this tweet is obviously talking about Shenmue, a 1999 SEGA game, and referring to it as the "first" open world game. If this isn't an undeniable proof that CDPR lets clueless millennials do its PR work, I don't know what is. What happened to Wasteland, Fallout 1, 2, TES Daggerfall, GTA etc. and many other games that were also open-world and were released long before '99. Also comments under this tweet is just cancer, bet their asslicking fanboys can easily rival Bethesda's. This Suzuki guy, by the way, is the one who pulled the obnoxious Epic exclusivity stunt on his backers recently. They also announced a 15 min gameplay stream today... FOR THE NEXT WEEK! As if it's too big of a deal to stream an 15 min of gameplay at Gamescom. Bet it's pretty much what the press was shown back at E3, and fans of the game have been waiting to see that since then. How disrespectful. But I bet the idiot fanboys wouldn't mind that. It's a mystery why they even bothered to show up at Gamescom this year. https://www.cyberpunk.net/en/news/29533/gameplay-stream-announcement
  12. True... I use a butcher's block that is quite large recovered from a counter or something. (I found it tossed out) (another one larger is used for my desk top.. lol) I prefer to use some thick cardboard cut from a box (not the motherboard) to place my motherboard and such on. Most of the time if I am not in a hurry. I am reluctant to advise people to use that solution as people aren't always good about understanding what is "non-conductive" . I have learned not to be surprised by the things that some people think and / or do. It is hard to go wrong advising someone new to use a proper mat. Of course if someone is showing some level of competence.. then you can forgo the mat advise. Just make sure they are aware to be following anti static precautions. (which especially include the person building the computer. )
  13. Yeah, but he doesn't seem interested in making games. What I meant was basically "a capable guy with a dream".
  14. I doubt their fancy anti-static mats are actually properly grounded. You don't really need anti-static mats unless you're assembling tens of computers each day. Any nonconductive (wooden, stone etc.) surface would do the job, as long as it's solid, or especially if you don't want to scratch the surface, just place a thick newspaper underneath the motherboard and that's it.
  15. Stadia.. might not be what these companies really want. They think they do, but that shit might not be the thing they expect it to be. My thoughts... If someone releases a game like Fallout 76 again.. in order to attract the attention for their services (and possibly their rip off in game purchases) they need a really good game and lots of hype. Without a great game the hype won't sustain a model where the person can just change games like someone opens a new browser. Once the word gets out it is shit.. there isn't any reason to even stream it anymore. those lazy developers wanting mod authors to fix shit.. well that won't happen. So Bethesda.. is royally fucked... Games that have massive in purchase options.. will be less likely to gain anything.. The subscription fees won't cover their development cost (I can't see how unless it is "in house" and even then) Also.. people might just start moving away from those ingame purchase at least not investing as much as they don't "own" the game. That mental believe (yes belief as we haven't really own our games for a very long time) which helps them justify the expense as an investment. I can only see the 20's something and younger seeing any value in this. So these streaming services might be really fucking the Developers in the long run. No DLCs. etc. as it is streamed likely fully updated (knowing Google) I can however see the streaming services eventually trying to cash in with special groups, bandwidth tiers and such (for visual quality) and other options. Taking more of the "game money" that is or would be used to purchase other game bullshit. I hope Cyberpunk doesn't become a Stadia exclusive. If so I can't play it, regardless of if I want to or not. I don't have the band width to do so and no way to get better (and wouldn't just to play a fucking game) Eventually I might just get stuck playing my old games that I have and have to be content with that, or move on to something else.
  16. Settling for less is the outcome of bad products. Well, one of them. Gaming is like a drug addiction. I even mean that for me. I don't neglect that there are times I want to give in and do the same as these dumb consumers. It's very easy to say screw it and put your own interest over everyone else's. These stupid consumers eventually give in, even if the product is mediocre at best. And maybe even if a game is mediocre at best, if their intentions were true but came up short, maybe you can give them a pass. So long as they learn from their mistakes. I Tried for too long to show the signs what Bethesda was becoming. It's clear as the sky. Once you give them an inch they'll take it and push for another inch. And another. And I noticed that Bethesda was testing their consumers with the paid mod shennanigans in 2015. They made the mistake the first time, but they sure learned from it since. And all these talented modders on FO4 and Skyrim SE can rub their behinds with Bethesda to get some of that Creation Club crash, but in reality they are part of the problem and the Nexus shills are giving all their love and support not knowing/caring that they are setting themselves up to get a really long one from behind. Since then just don't care. Hater or not, my motives and passion were to wake people up because we are all in this together. What they do and what happens affects all of us. It's much easier for them to just give in and buy the bad quality game just to get their next fix than fight that fix. Companies feet should always be held over the fire when their motives are deliberately to give us the short end of the stick. And we should praise them when they put us first and treat us the way we should because at the end of the day, fans are what makes them money and you don't want to mistreat loyal fans. All these woke companies are a testament to losing millions for shitting on their consumers. But since they want to maintain loyalty and call anyone who disagrees or trashes the company for their real intent. Meh.... they deserve every bit of being screwed over.
  17. You did better than me.. I coudn't really understand what the fuck was going on or what the fuck that singer (use the term loosely) was trying to get across. hard to understand the words, context etc. Horrible for a singer. Shows they are idiots.. sad thing is ... there is no real way to call them out on it. If you mention how stupid they are doing something .. .they just delete it. If they are popular and you decide to create a video that is criticizing them... they get YouTube to delete your video. If you post outside in an article etc.. it is very likely unless you are a well known person.. nobody will ever really see it. So people keep on flexing the solder connections while they try to insert ram sticks onto the motherboard. Potentially (not always) causing issues with the solder points and thus parts of the motherboard. Where in any A+ manual does it show you testing a motherboard on a cardboard box? On any box for that matter. If anyone reads this post.. do yourselves a favor.. get an anti static mat.. they don't cost much, only need one big enough for your motherboard etc (processor and some ram) along with anti static device for your hands. (which often is part of the kit that comes with the mat. ) and don't follow those cringe-worthy videos that are showing people doing that on YouTube. Seriously you can accidentally flex the board which can cause issues with the solder points which might not show issues for an unknown amount of time. @bjornk your observation is truly cringe-worthy in my book!
  18. You do great screenshots of your work. Some of the locations are in game or at least look like it. Where do you go for the others (with blank background) ? is that a custom cell?
  19. I see a lot of young people praising the music of the 80's on YT, unaware of the fact that there were many songs back then which were cover version of the songs from the 60's and the 70's, maybe even older. Before the Internet, people could have the excuse for not knowing whether or not a song was a cover of a older song especially when it was before their time, now they can't have that luxury. I'm sure people nowadays often think "meh, I'll google it when I need learn about it" and yet, they never bother to do it... which results in infuriatingly stupid and ignorant comments on YT and the social media. It's rather appalling to think that while the original song gets insignificant amount of views, a newer "song" made out of a "sampled" piece of the original gets millions of views. Disgraceful, really. There's another reason why the millennials and younger generations are fairly ignorant about the past. Back in the 70's and in the early 80's, TV and radio broadcasting was still fairly centralized. There were much fewer tv channels and radio stations. You would sit and listen to radio or watch tv for hours and as you had no control over the content being played or shown, while you would sometimes get extremely bored, you would still get exposed to things you would not normally watch or listen to, if it was up to you. Which was actually a fairly good way of opening one's eyes and broadening their vision. In today's world, radio is dead, tv is about to die, and almost everything has become "on demand" with almost unlimited options. No one wants to listen to or watch things that they aren't already interested in. Which is a fairly bad situation in my opinion. I suppose you can count this as one of the adverse effects of the Internet (and technology).
  20. I would tend to agree. If you want to listen to an abomination of Battle Star Galactica... check or search for the Disco version of it. Shudders. Also.. Berry White is a classic. I don't recall hearing any song he made that didn't sound good.
  21. They will, it's inevitable. Whatever happened in movie and music industries, will happen in games industry as well. If people keep buying inferior products and don't ask for or expect quality, the industry will offer them the cheapest, lowest quality products possible, with the highest possible profit margin for themselves. In other words, the poor quality music, movies and games of today are a direct result of the stupidity of consumers. For the same reason, we won't see any significant innovation in video games in the near future, unless a guy like Elon Musk comes along and starts making video games.
  22. Well, this was definitely before my time, but I totally agree with you. There are cover songs that you wish never existed. And even songs during it's time like the era of screamo in the early up to mid (or late) 2000s. To think I was in a screamo/post-hardcore band back in the mid 2000s. I admit that playing gigs locally and out of state like in Utah and California was pretty fun, but the music was not my taste. The things one will do when your best friend suddenly likes this crap and he needs a lead guitarist. That was the time when MySpace was booming. And when I stopped liking social media because I had all these people befriending me I didn't know and never talked to.
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