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Where does Tom Cruise fit in among your ranks?

 

 

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What about the Mass Effect Trilogy that was just released? That contains all three games and only costs a wee bit more I believe.

 

I'm not that versed in the PC version, but it seems like you'd only be "required" to play on Origin if you wanted to do multiplayer and install updates, though I guess EA might have you running it in the background at all times or something?

 

Honestly, ME1 and ME2 are so much better than ME3 anyway. You're almost doing yourself a favor by just playing the first two LOL.


I hadn't realized a Trilogy was coming out. Apparently the physical PC copy comes with 5 discs, adding up to the same release as the original xbox versions, so if the discs aren't just blanks with a fancy printed label and can actually be installed independently, I'm all for it. If Origin is required I'll just buy the first 2 from Steam (which are independent of Origin), reap the cool benefits of the digital deluxe edition (weapons, soundtrack, digital artbook, comic, and documentary) and leave it at that.

Actually, I guess it wouldn't be too bad if ME3 was wiped from my pc at random in the upcoming years...

 

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I'm not exactly a fan of PC gaming, but over the years, it has struck me as a much more economical choice as apposed to console gaming. You get much more longevity out of building a decent system, and you aren't subjected to the horrendous technical issues of trying to squeeze blood from a stone as is the case with many devs trying their damnedest to get their engines running on ancient hardware. Stuff like Viewmasteresque framerates, Vaseline-O-vision IQ, and tear-tastic lack of V-sync won't be as much (if at all) of an issue barring lack of optimization. And that's not even touching upon fancy pants higher res textures, ambient occlusion, and all the AA your GPU can handle before buckling at its figurative knees. Stuff like Steam sales will also ensure that you spend much more of your time sighing at an unconquerable backlog than actually playing games. However, if you've got to have your console exclusives, it does help to have a supplementary console on the side so you can keep up with your Marios, Nathan Drakes and Master Chiefs.


Well, to be honest, whenever I occasionally do put $50 to $100 in my Steam account, I find myself more willing to buy from a backlog of titles at $10-20 rather than $50 titles, though I will splurge every once in a while on a good game. I think one of Team Diary already said this a while back (was it a_recording?) but splurging on a ton of creative indie titles just feels more satisfying.


Edited by Sylverant - 12/10/12 at 8:44pm
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That really brings to mind, Miike's horror short "Box" 

 

That is a masterful work. It does so much with so little. It's one of the scariest things I've seen.

 

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Random domestic airplane flight to take, quality time getting to know the MDR-1R's FUUU


Edited by a_recording - 12/10/12 at 8:57pm
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I hadn't realized a Trilogy was coming out. Apparently the physical PC copy comes with 5 discs, adding up to the same release as the original xbox versions, so if the discs aren't just blanks with a fancy printed label and can actually be installed independently, I'm all for it. If Origin is required I'll just buy the first 2 from Steam (which are independent of Origin), reap the cool benefits of the digital deluxe edition (weapons, soundtrack, digital artbook, comic, and documentary) and leave it at that.

Actually, I guess it wouldn't be too bad if ME3 was wiped from my pc at random in the upcoming years...


Well, to be honest, whenever I occasionally do put $50 to $100 in my Steam account, I find myself more willing to buy from a backlog of titles at $10-20 rather than $50 titles, though I will splurge every once in a while on a good game. I think one of Team Diary already said this a while back (was it a_recording?) but splurging on a ton of creative indie titles just feels more satisfying.

Yeah, when in doubt, always wait it out. I don't ever buy at MSRP unless Suda51 is dropping some acid inspired/pandering weirdness, Platinum's trying to give everyone premature arthritis, or Atlus is trying to sell me a new waifu. In an increasingly commoditized, COD-ified industry, I give to the little guys, cause the big titles are always half price like 4 months later. That and gimping your single player content in lieu of faceless prestige/load out oriented MP makes me feel less bad about not supporting you. And heck, speaking of bargains, you can buy the THQ humble bundle at a pittance man. That and FTL and Hotline Miami were on sale, not sure if they still are, but splurge away!

 

 

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That is a masterful work. It does so much with so little. It's one of the scariest things I've seen.
 
Oh for sure, the Japanese just have a way of giving me the willies. I found myself watching AntiChrist last night at 2 AM for whatever reason. That Von Trier has some legitimate talent, but man is he in need of a hug and deep psychiatric care. What a distressing and eerie film that was. 

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Originally Posted by Sylverant View Post


Ugh... reminds me of how much I want a Beatmania IIDX controller. These customs look amazing, but oh so expensive:

http://desktoparcade.com/iidasc-beatmania-iidx-arcade-style-controllers-from-desktop-arcade/

 

Thanks for the link, here's another one --> http://www.gamo2.com/en/index.php

storep.jpg

 

and another vid, classic...

 

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Originally Posted by Idsynchrono_24 View Post

 

I wasn't aware that this was a cult. I must've missed the memo. Where does Tom Cruise fit in among your ranks?

 

He's a celebrity which gets paid to belong to (advertise) the COS which isn't a cult.  Your Batman Begins "missed the memo" quote isn't very funny.

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beautiful shark-girl!

 

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He's a celebrity which gets paid to belong to (advertise) the COS which isn't a cult.  Your Batman Begins "missed the memo" quote isn't very funny.

In the words of the late Heath Ledger: Why so serious?

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I've been thinking about these kinds of illusions in audio quite a lot recently.

 

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 Dale%27s%20Illusion1.jpg

 

 

The top and lower grey are exactly the same right, it's just the contextual information which makes them look different.  If everything we see is projected around 60ms ahead of the real world, then audio must be too (to align).  The 60ms buffer is 'filtering' the useless visual information and identifying what's important, it's also inverting the image a second time after the lens etc., similar fitering must take place in audio.  So then, what's really 'important' to hear, for humans in audio?, what is filtered?  How do you override the buffer?  I took 5 credits of psychoacoustics at uni but didn't learn anything interesting.


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Thanks for the link, here's another one --> http://www.gamo2.com/en/index.php

storep.jpg

 

and another vid, classic...

 

Love the video. All those are so expensive though, I might just purchase this with a super joy box 3 pro adapter:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beatmania-DJ-Turntable-Controller-Keyboard-Rare-25047-con-/300831981176?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item460afbbe78

What do you think? Are the PS2 controllers worth it?

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@ I24: Origin isn't the worst thing in the world; in some ways it's less intrusive than Steam (some).  I haven't used it in a year, though, so... maybe that's changed, but I still think not playing ME3 on PC becuase you don't want to install Origin would be silly.

 

I haven't read up on the online debate in this thread yet, but I generally don't see it as a threat.  For awhile it seemed as though developers couldn't take risks as they once had in light of this all or nothing profit atmosphere, but I feel like now we're starting to see mediums being utilized wherein churning a few million isn't essential and it's okay to be small and quirky.  Some companies, like Capcom, will make this new era seem scarier than it really is, but the developers they fire will always end up somewhere else.  It just sucks when the parent company holds onto ownership of a franchise they're clearly doing nothing with *cough*give Mega Man to Platinum already*cough*.

 

...I'll go back and read what you guys were actually talking about now.

 

 

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While we're on the subject of gaming, something has been on my mind as of late: the potential ramifications of all this online and multiplayer connectivity. For me, playing folks online isn't particularly rewarding, so I've mostly ignored it in favor of well-constructed single player experiences and playing with friends in person. Like, sitting amongst a group of friends. Now that so many videogames are emphasizing larger communities consisting of people you don't know, I'm wondering what will become of these games in, say, 10 years? We can still play fighting games with friends that are 10+ years old and have a good time. However what becomes of the game that relies on a community infrastructure, when there's no one around to play with and the company has shut down the servers? Especially now that so many games are pushing for integration, you've got single player games that rely on assets you gain from playing online with others, and in some cases the former depends on the latter, so you wont even be able to effectively play the single player game when the online component is gone. Take a game like Mass Effect 3. What happens when you want to play the game in 15 years? Getting the best ending in what is essentially a single player game largely depends on getting enough points from online play, so in 15 years it seems like you wont be able to get the best ending in such a game.

 

Are we going to look back at this era in gaming in 20 years and see a bunch of ghost towns?

 

Yeah, word, this is the only way I ever actually enjoy multiplayer with people I know.  Otherwise I occasionally play FFA games of Halo or various fightmans with strangers but have a serious aversion to playing with people I actually know over microphones.  I'd say, for someone who's as invested in gaming as I am, I'm one of the least active people online because it's not something I feel motivated to achieve in. 

 

I find it odd that you brought up fighting games in particular since I'm fairly certain that genre will always have local co-op.  I don't care whether or not the servers stay up forever so long as I can call up a friend and ask them to bring their stick over.  I think the thing that's offended me most are games that really should allow local multiplayer, but don't.  I recently discovered that my Steam version of Kane and Lynch 2 Dog Days doesn't.  **** That, especially since the console versions do.  Luckily, though, Laura Croft and the Guardian of Light, with the Kane and Lynch DLC, does allow local co-op on PC complete with perfect 360 pad support. 

 

I haven't encountered many games that fit your ME3 example, but I would be afraid of that becoming the norm, yeah.  ALTHOUGH, who's to say those games won't be emulatable with hacks on our supercomputers in 10 years.  I mean, I've played more Contra 3 online than anyone did in the 90's. 

 

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As an aside portables this gen have been great for local co-op, assuming all your friends have the system, and I don't see this format going anywhere soon.  Get 4 PSP's with Monster Hunter in the same room and you'll forget what XBL and the PSN even are.

 

-Yet Again! I sure am uppity tonight!-

 

You know, by virtue of their sheer ineptitude when it comes to making an online experience, I doubt Nintendo could even afford to neglect local co-op in their multiplayer games any time soon.  I think I actually appreciate them for that.

 

-...-

 

One of the best things ever, though, which so few games do, is let you play local co-op in team games online.  The Halo series will let you and your friends in the same room play as team together against dumb ****heads you don't want to talk to online and it's wonderful.  I think it also stands alone in doing this (amongst FPS', at least)?  Why is that? 


Edited by driver 8 - 12/10/12 at 10:51pm
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How do you override the buffer?  I took 5 credits of psychoacoustics at uni but didn't learn anything interesting.

 

Maybe sensory deprivation slows the rate (or amount) of information we take in, thus reducing the effectiveness or need of said buffer... which would also free up any mental process time that may otherwise be used to decode said information.  Maybe that's why so many of us close our eyes during critical listening?  Or, I could be talking out of my arse.

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I like Soil & "Pimp" Sessions a lot, first head them with Shiina Ringo on this track:

 



Not sure why its called death jazz, but its really good stuff. In comparison to stuff like smooth jazz -which tends to turn people off of jazz- the energy is really appreciated. Reminds me of the stuff in Cowboy Bebop a little.

That. Is. Amazing.
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Love the video. All those are so expensive though, I might just purchase this with a super joy box 3 pro adapter:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beatmania-DJ-Turntable-Controller-Keyboard-Rare-25047-con-/300831981176?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item460afbbe78

What do you think? Are the PS2 controllers worth it?

 

Yeah get that one, the PS2 controllers are fine, the US version (USKOC) has slightly worse keys than the Japanese version so get the Japanese (JKOC) version if you can find it, but it will probably be over $100 per controller, either way they're both fine and they're QUIETER than the official arcade controllers so you can play at night.  The Super Joy Box is one of the recommended converters along with some Sanwa model in Japan, then you can play Lunatic Rave 2, which is the standard for playing IIDX at home now, since it was never released on PS3 and the arcade rips are very complicated.

 

After you install it you can change the language to English here,

 

1000

 

 

Then you'll want to find some songs (BMS files) and you're all set.

 

 

Edit:  Long story short a modified JKOC (with thin cardboard circles under the keys), a Super Joy Box 3 Pro or Sanwa converter, and Lunatic Rave 2 is all you'll ever need (it's what most of the top players use at home).  You'll also want to overclock your USB ports to 1000Hz.

 

A USKOC is okay too, and the arcade controllers are luxury, or they're good if you want to learn arcade style.  Edit:  Actually the arcade controllers are not that expensive, around $250 + shipping - http://www.gamo2.com/en/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=244

 

Edit:  Now for more super pretty sounds of plastic key tapping!!

 


Edited by kiteki - 12/11/12 at 12:11am
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Edit:  Now for more super pretty sounds of plastic key tapping!!

 

 

 

Wow all of this reminds me of my O2 jam days. I never became really good and the only rhythm-based game I mastered were the DJMax series for the PSP.

This is one of my favourite songs from O2 jam:

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