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post #6046 of 15119

This was the 790i Ultra Sli board (I guess one of their high end boards at the time). This thing was sure a piece of horse ****! It got so bad where one of the technicians hooked something up wrong which I am positive caused the board to fail within a weeks time. The board made a screaming noise when he did this lol. So the next board that came in I installed it myself. Wasn't gonna go through that again. Although it was a different technician this time, I told him "I did you a favor and installed the board myself. Come pick up the parts and you got a free easy job" ;).
 


Edited by lee730 - 5/6/12 at 8:36pm
post #6047 of 15119
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I simply adore Catherine. One of my favorite games in the last few years. Once you finish getting every ending in the main game, you need to play through Babel to find out the "truth." 

 

Really?!? ugh... I really hated the fact that you had NO control over Vincent decisions!!!

I mean... ugggh! (and I think he is one of the WORST CHARACTERS in the history of gaming!!)

I was pumped and even ordered the "collectors edition" pack... but I sold the game after I finished

it... completely unremarkable to me...

post #6048 of 15119
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Really?!? ugh... I really hated the fact that you had NO control over Vincent decisions!!!

I mean... ugggh! (and I think he is one of the WORST CHARACTERS in the history of gaming!!)

I was pumped and even ordered the "collectors edition" pack... but I sold the game after I finished

it... completely unremarkable to me...

 

Eh, in most games you don't get control over decisions. In the games that do give you control, very rarely are they actually strong / significant decisions where the outcomes are not immediately obvious.

 

As far as Catherine goes, you are meant to assume that Vincent is attracted to Catherine, and this is not something you can control. The one thing you do get to control is how nice you are to Katherine and Catherine, and the other characters in the game. I actually appreciated that because it was difficult to anticipate what your actions would actually do in the first play through, and the central dilemma (at least a dilemma for me) was intriguing. Unfortunately the central dilemma also made me end up getting a bad ending because I was too much of a compassionate fence sitter.

 

I really liked Vincent. His motivations were completely understandable to me. I wouldn't know what to do in his situation either.

 

I generally prefer a strong on-rails narrative with only limited player interactivity then an anything goes story that generally ends up unsatisfying. Catherine is almost an interactive movie of sorts, with a central gigantic mini-game. Heavy Rain also comes to mind.

post #6049 of 15119
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Eh, in most games you don't get control over decisions. In the games that do give you control, very rarely are they actually strong / significant decisions where the outcomes are not immediately obvious.

 

As far as Catherine goes, you are meant to assume that Vincent is attracted to Catherine, and this is not something you can control. The one thing you do get to control is how nice you are to Katherine and Catherine, and the other characters in the game. I actually appreciated that because it was difficult to anticipate what your actions would actually do in the first play through, and the central dilemma (at least a dilemma for me) was intriguing. Unfortunately the central dilemma also made me end up getting a bad ending because I was too much of a compassionate fence sitter.

 

I really liked Vincent. His motivations were completely understandable to me. I wouldn't know what to do in his situation either.

 

I generally prefer a strong on-rails narrative with only limited player interactivity then an anything goes story that generally ends up unsatisfying. Catherine is almost an interactive movie of sorts, with a central gigantic mini-game. Heavy Rain also comes to mind.

 

Thing is that on games that have different endings you USUALLY have more interaction with the world and more than a couple of decisions based on questions at the end of a level in order to get 'X' ending... (ugh!!). Also, Vincent as a person would not be believable... I've known a few insecure, dumb, jocks, etc. types that would not for a second make the right decisions regarding their relationship. And that's what bothered me the most. On the "on-rails" story, YOU JUST GET TO WATCH HOW VINCENT MESSES UP!!! You don't have any say. And since he made so DUMB decisions (such as staying quiet instead of screaming

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

DAMMIT, I HAVE A GIRLFRIEND BLA BLA BLA

) he just stood there like a dumb-ass...

 

Again, one of the worst characters ever... (IMO).

 

A better "interactive movie" with better characters (not by much though) and better settings, etc. Heavy Rain...

Simple gameplay, not nearly as challenging as the puzzles in Catherine BUT great game. Different decisions, different reactions == different endings. That's an interactive story DONE RIGHT!

post #6050 of 15119

Less than 9 posts to become phony Headphoneus, less than 9 days till Diablo III comes out, and less than 5 days until I am done with school, for once and (for all).

 

Hooray! 

post #6051 of 15119
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Less than 9 posts to become phony Headphoneus, less than 9 days till Diablo III comes out, and less than 5 days until I am done with school, for once and (for all).

 

Hooray! 

post #6052 of 15119
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Which brings me to another topic. I want to try heavily modding a pair of T50RPs again. I have little experience beyond lightly modding my first pair, but I'm very interested in attempting something more extensive.

 

The T50RP threads are all a bit vast, intimidating, and unnavigable however.

 

Edit: I can try asking maverickronin for T50RP modding advice...

 

Feel free to ask any questions.

post #6053 of 15119
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Feel free to ask any questions.

 

Aw, don't leave me out! My T50RP's are pretty pimped as well.

 

A little.

 

There is a lot of pseudoscience in the T50RP thread.

post #6054 of 15119
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Originally Posted by MuppetFace View Post

Which brings me to another topic. I want to try heavily modding a pair of T50RPs again. I have little experience beyond lightly modding my first pair, but I'm very interested in attempting something more extensive.

 

The T50RP threads are all a bit vast, intimidating, and unnavigable however.

 

This. Omg this. I swear from browsing that thread I need a "Modding T50RP for Dummies" thread, or at least a TL;DR.

post #6055 of 15119
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Awww man that tune brings back so many memories, awesome hair metal band. Interesting how Def Leppard and Bon Jovi spawned a plethora of poodle haired rockers lmao.

 

P.S.

Since so many people on here are into gaming, why no Resident Evil or Final Fantasy love?

post #6056 of 15119
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Awww man that tune brings back so many memories, awesome hair metal band. Interesting how Def Leppard and Bon Jovi spawned a plethora of poodle haired rockers lmao.

 

P.S.

Since so many people on here are into gaming, why no Resident Evil or Final Fantasy love?

 

That tune only makes me think of Arrested Development.

 

Also, I found RE5 a bit of a mess. What seemed forgivable in 4 (the only other one I played) was intolerable in 5.

post #6057 of 15119
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That tune only makes me think of Arrested Development.

 

Also, I found RE5 a bit of a mess. What seemed forgivable in 4 (the only other one I played) was intolerable in 5.

Never played RE5 I wasn't to impressed with the PS3 nor the fact that it wasn't backwards compatible with some of my older games so I did a pass on that generation of console. The series started to lose the quality after RE3 that I agree. RE4 wasn't to bad though more of an experiment in changing up the story then anything else.

post #6058 of 15119

I got a question for you guys. When using Asio in bit for bit isn't Foobar suppose to have the volume control locked? This has been an issue that has kept me from using this player. Everything works fine on Media Monkey (both WASAPI and ASIO do as I please). So I don't understand why Foobar isn't doing bit for bit playback...

post #6059 of 15119
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post  I got a question for you guys. When using Asio in bit for bit isn't Foobar suppose to have the volume control locked? This has been an issue that has kept me from using this player. Everything works fine on Media Monkey (both WASAPI and ASIO do as I please). So I don't understand why Foobar isn't doing bit for bit playback...

 

It's fairly well documented that the developer for Foobar is a bit wonky and doesn't care for the 'bit-perfect' craze --- that's why all that support is done through third-party components. However, I still use it because it has the only interface that isn't absolutely awful.

post #6060 of 15119
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I wonder what The Matrix would be like if you replaced the soundtrack with Chopin's Nocturnes...

 

Time to tie up this loose end.

 

I've been deliberately holding this one up, because actually, I'd be interested to know the result. To be more precise, I wouldn't want to see The Matrix with that particular soundtrack, but perhaps a bloodier, more gory kind of thriller movie with this soundtrack. Something along the lines of Silence of the Lambs, Cape Fear, and so on. I think it would add an extra dimension/layer to the movie, resulting in a more "frightening" experience.

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Speaking of wood cups, and I'll defer to Maxvla's expertise here, but from my experience with violins and stringed instruments, it's not just the wood that contributes to acoustics, but the varnish applied as well. People have spent decades trying to recreate the varnish used by guys like Antonius Stradivarius and Giuseppe Guarneri to pair with specially kept, temperature/humidity-controlled blocks of wood.

This is interesting. How big a difference would this do to headphones though? Could this perhaps become a gimmick for some company?

 

"Beats by Stradivarius - elegant to perfection"

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