Edit: This was a shower thought that turned into a ramble so it might not end up making sense.
One thing I realised the other day: No matter who you are, if you live in Australia (and probably the other big western cultured countries), you will celebrate Christmas in some way. Because you have to. You will end up doing something different on Christmas no matter what. With very few exceptions.
If you're employed, then chances are (for the majority but of course not all career paths) your workplace will be closed on Christmas. You will have to do something that isn't that.
If you're not employed for various reasons then shops are closed, everything's closed, anything you might want to do is closed, pensioners (the aged kind and the disability kind) have to just sit at home if nobody visits them, either way they don't get to do whatever it might be that they normally do. I don't know what the "between jobs" people do.
I suppose it depends on your definition of "celebrate" but it's interesting that nobody bats an eye about how one is forced to follow a specific religion's tradition.
Anyway, Christmas can **** off and I hate it. I hate everything about it. I don't have anything else to say about holidays, because I don't live anywhere cool where the holidays are cool. Just the usual Christian ideology holidays, genocide celebration day, war that we lost day, animal abuse & gambling day, day that doesn't mean anything at all but the government is legally obligated to have a certain amount per year and I can't remember what it replaced…
Okay, so I don't mind the last day, and you know what? They should all be like that day. Just a "do whatever you feel like doing on a holiday, up to you" day.
Well, I won't be buying because I don't have the space for a VR headset and I probably don't have the budget for one really, but I'm still conflicted. Do I look at playthroughs for the story, or do I just wait until my life situation changes and I can? Otherwise, would if I could. Except Valve also said there's no Linux support planned day one, so I probably still wouldn't, at least not day one.
I don't know how story-focused it's going to be, but that's always been a big part of enjoying the Half-Life series for me. Should be interesting how this pushes VR sales. Should be interesting to see if this is secretly a test for how much people really want more Half-Life and so if it does well they can justify developing Half-Life 3. I like a bit of wishful thinking.
If you're still using the same Skylake CPU you'll still need a 100 or 200 series chipset (eg Z170 or Z270, or just keep your current motherboard). Unfortunately anything newer won't be backwards compatible.
Looks like a low poly model in a video game that'd only be used for something that's at a far away distance to save on resources
I already do wear the same 2 outfits every day. I guess I'm a billionaire now?
That's considered bad karma? Oh dear.
If I'm ever judged for avoiding beggars, whether that be in a court of law or in the afterlife or in front of an angry mob, all I gotta say is: I'm gonna power walk away from anyone who lunges towards me when I'm in public trying to get from point A to point B and wearing earphones. Doesn't matter if they're asking me for money or not.
I don't have a moral to my story like some other posts here, but I have thrown a few dollars or ten in the general direction of people's PayPals when they're in a rough spot (and I know of them enough to know remotely who they are), so like… maybe that says something about me? I dunno. I guess basically I'm the last person to have political/social views that anyone should go hungry or without shelter, but I also have social anxiety.
Anyway, I wouldn't say you did the wrong thing at all. You didn't go out of your way to hurt anyone, and also going right up to someone's car seems a bit much?
So, the first part. If you're going into conversations with women just with the intent of only just a relationship and not treating them as a regular person, as seems to be implied by the wording of your post, that's not gonna work. Especially if anyone picks up on that, they're gonna get a bit uncomfortable.
Just talk to them normally like you would to someone of any gender, and let romantic relationships happen when they happen. No need to think of them as a separate category of person.
As for the new people in general part, that can be a bit more situational, so I don't necessarily have advice there.
According to the PCSX2 GitHub the minimum requirement is a CPU with a single thread rating (on Passmark) of 1600, that CPU has 1647. So, barely. As long as that's not a particularly heavy game.
They don't mention anything about GPU requirements beyond supporting DX11, but likely with Intel graphics you wouldn't be able to get nice upscaled resolutions or AA or AF.
You're supposed to put stuff about lasagne in your Instagram bio? I've been doing it all wrong!
I wonder what the maximum length in there is.
Why did Samus Aran win the beauty pageant?
Because the judges Chozo her.
I'm getting one of those CDs from the late 90s/early 2000s that have wallpapers and screensavers and other bonus content because that was the trendy thing at the time.
…Honestly, this is an odd topic to come across, given that in this country basically every ISP has a quota and 1TB would be unthinkable. I thought my 250GB/month data cap was living the life of luxury, at least by Australian standards.
Anyway. I guess all I can say is… you just kinda get used to the data cap. Only download one huge game a month. If it's a platform like Steam where this is an option, you could copy the files across once one of you has downloaded Ghost Recon, and then the other won't need to download as much (or put it on a network drive, if that won't impact performance too much). I watch YouTube in 720p60 all the time and that seems alright for data usage, although maybe I just don't use that much else.
It's not ideal, especially in today's world where everybody seems convinced that Spotify and Netflix and Google Stadia are good ideas and they're pushed towards being the norm, but sometimes it just really do be like that. Anyway. I think I accidentally got into a bit of a rant in this reply here. Just don't download too many games at once and you should be fine.
Probably not, I feel like at this point the USA would be like "Hey check it out! We have aliens! We're the first country to make contact with aliens!" if there was. Most likely there's just a bunch of planes there.
If the military was massively outnumbered, and the civilians come prepared, might get somewhere. I don't think that'll happen though.
Hmm… I do kinda worry that there's gonna be one or two people who actually try and break in for real and they will get open fired on if they don't follow orders to stop. So to answer the question, as many as who actually show up. Probably.
This article has to be a meme, surely. They don't seem to have picked up on the jokey nature of it all… I saw it on Facebook, actually, and the headline there (which is different from the headline in the actual article and the headline in the title tag for some weird reason) mentioned "protesters". How on earth would this be a protest, exactly?
Virtual Boy emulation definitely exists, although I've never seen anyone actually bother talking about performance on a SBC or other embedded system (I do vaguely remember the 3DS having issues running something at full speed though). Mednafen is already there and the RetroArch core for the casual audience would already be there. The trick isn't 2 screens, though, you just need 3D glasses. Portable system that displays red/blue 3D and you go around in public wearing them… that'd be interesting.
I hope I can see some emulation benchmarks soon! Apparently there's an issue with RetroPie and the new version of Raspbian, so that hasn't happened yet. But I wonder if it'll now be able to run Mupen64Plus and Reicast smoothly.
The main issue I see with it from what I've seen is that it probably gets way too hot and thermal throttles. I suspect heatsinks will become more common, but would that work for people making portable handhelds and that sort of thing?
Either way I kinda wanna get one now. Always wanted a little underpowered device to mess around with.
Do you have the game installed to the SSD or the mechanical drive? If it happens when you're driving, that could possibly mean it's struggling to load in new parts of the world / textures / etc really quickly. Might not be the case, but I've observed performance differences with Saints Row 3 being on slow storage before, it seems to stream everything constantly from disk.
For a moment there I thought you posted a topic that was literally just the word "Politics" and nothing else and got 32 replies.
I feel like that could potentially happen.
Currently playing Saints Row 3 at the moment, on hard mode just to see if I can.
Sometimes I'll delve into random arcade games for a few minutes if I feel the need for a short gaming break from whatever I'm doing.
Thank you Miku Hatsune for creating this game.
Ah, so many to choose from! I'll have to agree with FR/LG and Minish Cap there and the popular choice of Emerald.
And Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. And to be honest I think Dragon Ball Z: Legacy of Goku 2 is up there.
Hmm, depends on how you define modern. In this decade? This year? Any point after the mid-2000s?
Well, I tend to not really think of games I dislike other than after I've just finished playing them and it's like "Wow, that really sucked", and then I'll go rant about it to friends or on $social_media_platform or whatever. Also I have enough games already so I only really buy stuff if I'm really sure I'll like it.
I can't even think of a game I have that's from this year or the last. Last game that pissed me off that could be considered modern is Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for 3DS, I think.
Super Mario Galaxy, but Super Paper Mario is a close second honestly. I remember everyone on the internet hating it when it came out and not really understanding why, and maybe it's because I haven't played the first two so I don't care that it's probably different.
The Wii is definitely an interesting console, I'll say that much. Overall I don't think it's one of my favourite consoles, mainly because of the waggle (at least Dolphin can map waggle to gamepad), and these days I don't find myself looking fondly back on the games which were all about waggle (ie Wii Sports etc) at all. But there's quite a few games which are good enough that they can still be great despite the controls. There's games which are fine in that regard because they have GameCube controller support (Sonic Unleashed and Super Smash Bros. Brawl among others), and then there's so many games that would have fine controls but they insist that for some action I have to shake the Wii Remote, which really doesn't add to the experience at all and honestly just breaks the immersion. Which is the main problem with the first two games I mentioned which I consider my favourites of the platform. Whoops.
It's a shame there was never really a good Pokemon game for it other than perhaps Pokemon Rumble (which is outclassed by the 3DS sequel). I think it has to be commended for all the Virtual Console stuff though, because Nintendo keeps making their retro offering worse and worse as time goes on (at least Wii U had GBA games which was very much appreciated). Still though, even then it could have done more, the console certainly had the power to run DMG/GBC games with software emulation and it would have been nice to have those purchaseable at the time rather than just on 3DS, but then I guess they think the games are handheld so playing them on a TV is automatically bad, or... I don't understand Nintendo logic.
Overall it's a console of missed potential, I think.
Whoops, I went into a bit of a ramble.
To answer your question: You don't need to downgrade to run homebrew and hence hacks, since 4.3 is the latest version and it is most certainly hackable. Letterbomb runs on 4.3 and Bannerbomb runs on 4.2 and lower, and none of those require a game disc, so all normal Wiis should be hackable even if Nintendo's shut off the system update servers by now (not sure if they have).
Just don't get the Wii Mini, which is a weird little red thing with a top-loading disc drive. No SD card slot, internet access of any kind, GameCube compatibility, no nothing.
Movies, music, games… to be honest, anything that isn't either necessarily specific to one computer, or demands that it not be on a network drive. I just like having everything accessible from all devices in my home. Makes building systems a lot easier too if the only storage I need to worry about is for the OS and programs and various other things.
Yeah it's not as fast as internal storage, but if the network ends up being a bottleneck for some game (as it might be with games that stream a lot of data constantly), then I just put it on a local drive. That doesn't happen that often though.
I dunno, it's always kind of weird when people ask me "what kind of stuff do you put on there?" to be honest, because I tend to see it as what don't I put on there. Guess I'm just kinda weird.
Welp. Definitely going to be a hot pile of steaming garbage.
I wonder if it'll end up doing well at the box office, because everyone will go see it to see just how bad it is… or if people will just see the trailer and stick with that for making fun of it. Although it'd be interesting if it turned out it was actually really good, and the trailer was just really bad, but that's very unlikely.
I'm gonna be terribly honest, the first thing I saw when I opened the tab was "Wow! That's really ugly! What the hell happened?"
I mean, at least it's not unusable, but there's just something about the appearance which I dislike and can't put my finger on.
I guess it's like... I'll get used to it eventually, but meh.
FWIW I never used the site on mobile so it might offer some genuine improvements there that I wouldn't have noticed.
Check the specs of the motherboard you're using. Pretty much every single motherboard released in this millennium will have an Ethernet port for wired networking. If you don't want to or can't have a cable going from your modem/router to your PC you'll want wifi, and only high-end motherboards tend to have that included by default. But you can get wifi adapters everywhere that just plug into a USB port or PCI-e slot if you need one.
Definitely, as long as said TV has the required inputs. TVs basically are just monitors with TV tuners.
I keep seeing this debate on Twitter all the time, and it's like holy crap people are getting really worked up over this! Just don't buy the thing on the platform if you don't wanna use the platform, simple as that really.
Me, personally; I'll use Steam all the way since it has nice Linux support, and so far I have not heard anything from Epic that would suggest they are doing anything Linux-related, and so yeah okay that's fine, I'll just keep using Steam. Yeah I know it has flaws, but when you think about digital distribution on other platforms, and also game consoles: Could be worse.
At least with Steam, GOG and a few other PC stores I get to just play the game if I authenticate with my account, none of this nonsense about having to be signed in over here and not over there and with this OS and not that one. Just kinda works. There's a reason why I prefer to get games on Steam rather than other platforms at the moment.
I've had some other things to say about all this previously elsewhere, but right now I'm sick and don't really feel like getting into all that. Discourse tends to burn me out at the best of times.
Hope you are / will get better soon. That's definitely a negative experience.
You'd like the Far Cry series. Shooting + vehicles + open world, ticks all your aforementioned boxes.
But if you have to play just one Ubisoft game, it would of course be Imagine Babysitter for the Nintendo DS Assassin's Creed, particularly the Ezio trilogy. If you haven't already. Mmm.......
Hey, I object to those ranking names.. I like the Wii U. Oh well. I'm probably the only one who does.
Mine's somewhere between gold and platinum, I guess. Built it with money very much in mind, so I'm fine with that. Sometimes I consider it low end, sometimes I just gotta put things into perspective, and realise how much old or garbage hardware exists out there that can barely even do the basics. I've had netbooks which struggled to open up one (1) web page and play a video.
It's an i3-8100 + RX 570, although I don't play much newfangled titles. Newest I have is indie 2D stuff which doesn't have much system requirements, or stuff from 2013 at the latest.
I guess this all just depends on what you use your computer for. Even with gaming, there's all kinds of different workloads.
Can Bear Grylls be carried easily or put in a backpack?
Gonna spout a really unpopular (actual unpopular) opinion here: Arch has nothing to do with how much knowledge you have. All the documentation is there so you can just learn what you don't yet know anyway. It's just a matter of how much patience you have.
It's why I use Ubuntu flavours (without Unity/Gnome 3) these days, I just don't care anymore. I consider myself a technical user and I still get along relatively well with it. Although I keep switching desktop environments, but that's a different story. PPAs still exist if you want updated packages, and you can always compile stuff from source if there's some package you like which isn't there. I tend to prefer Debian-based stuff because Ubuntu's popularity means that most closed-source software (read: Steam) and documentation is going to be made for it.
Anyway, that and Antergos (Arch with an installer and some allegedly user-friendly tweaks) are the only distros I've tried lately.
A new one I've heard of is Solus which sounds interesting, although it seems fairly new so support might be a bit ehhh.
I love all the Pokemon soundtracks and have them on CD where possible, although some still don't have an official release which sucks. A lot of GBA games in general, F-Zero Climax is my current jam right now.
The fear of screwing it up and breaking something. Ironically enough, I did actually screw up and break something and have done that a few times. So I was right. So I'm the real winner.
If I count Ages/Seasons as one game then third place can be uhhhh Link to the Past I guess
Danny Devito as James Bond, why not.
I'm referring to Australia specifically where we don't have any such numbered amendment. We have kind of a problem with this sort of thing, to be honest. The media's been giving a lot of airtime to white supremacist types lately and normalizing them and as you say, turning them into infamous celebrities, and it's kinda weird.
They haven't been having interviews with the shooter himself going "look at this far right political commentator" but they've been very close to doing so and at this point it wouldn't surprise me if they did that. I feel like there should be some kind of line drawn somewhere with free speech, and I know that the government censoring valid speech is an issue, because the Australian government does that. But then they consider "don't have hate speech" to be an attack on free speech.
I do kinda feel like that's all had a role in this, although it's hard to tell.
The shooter was from 8chan specifically. But... these days, 4chan really doesn't. Of course they'll celebrate it. Whether or not they're being "ironic", who knows... not that it really makes a difference.
Well… several world leaders are using that word, so we'll see.
And apparently several free to air stations showed the footage as well. Australian news TV is getting weird.
For all of those who agree that it's not a great thing to see... Sky News over here decided that it would be a good idea to show that video. On live TV. Granted it's a pay TV channel, but apparently it's been shown in hospitals and airports and aged care facilities and other places full of people who don't need to see that.
There's definitely quite a lot of things that should be said here. I don't even know what they are. Turns out the shooter was from Australia and he had been planning the attack for over 2 years. Basically the very definition a terrorist, but I have a funny feeling the media here won't use that word.
How can I know the value of that year when I don't know how what my lifespan is?
If I live to be 100, sure. Take a year. I'll sell it for… well, still a fair bit, but I'd be more willing to part with it. Maybe enough to buy me an entire house so I can just live there for the rest of those years.
If it turns out I'm gonna die at 27, well… I'd better hang on to that year. I'd be charging a whole lot more. Might just not sell it at all.
Whoops, that's a bit morbid. Better go back to saying some silly joke like "haha $0 because my life isn't worth anything"
Hmm. Well, I can't really answer b) or c). I wish I knew. I'm always overthinking why. Can't really answer d) either because it's never really been a specific incident, it's just minor amounts of ******** here and there.
a) would probably be Facebook. I'm still there, I'm not that bothered, but it's where I end up in drama most of the time. Some closed groups can be super toxic. The thing is, most people answer b) and c) with "because anonymity" but you're not anonymous there. So… there must be more to it. I mean sure, 4chan and such are definitely not very civilized places, and anonymity's the whole point. So… I guess I don't know.
Are gaming communities really toxic? Seems to be more the online part that seems to be the problem. As a woman I just avoid any online multiplayer game with voice chat, because I don't really want to deal with that sort of thing. I play Smash Bros competitively though and that's a real life thing, and… eh. Sometimes Twitter drama happens, sometimes real life drama happens, but it's just less often. I don't want to call it perfect and wonderful because I know it's not, it's just better than the League of Legends and CoD and what have you communities.
(Post-post edit: I had a thought that it might have something to do with the social attitudes towards toxic behaviour in certain communities. Some are like "lol just get over it" vs. "hey that's not an okay thing", and maybe that matters, especially when it's people in power (moderators, tourney organizers, etc) who have those attitudes or not. Maybe. Just kinda streaming out thoughts right now.)
Is it really human nature? If it is, why isn't everybody toxic? There must be something that differentiates the toxic people from the people who just wanna hang out on the internet/play videogames/otherwise have a good time and be good to others, no matter what the concentration of toxic people is.
Sorry to hear about that. I hope that this place can be safe to talk about it, because it definitely needs talking about.
It's definitely something I feel strongly about too. I've attempted suicide before and while I'm obviously still alive now, I still struggle with a lot of mental health issues… somewhere along the line I gained the will to live. Now I just see it as my role to help everyone else. I guess that's kinda weird when I put it that way, but it's like… I've had a close friend who attempted suicide recently, and I came very close to losing her forever. She credits me for her being currently alive which I gotta say is one weird feeling. I still can't think about what things would be like if things went differently, so… well, I can only imagine what you would be going through now.
Anyway. That's just my story which I have no business oversharing, but I guess I'm a bit emotional today. I don't know what I can really do for this world, but maybe there's gonna be someone stumbling across this thread and I can somehow convince them that things get better, and if I can make that one small impact on anyone's life, well… better than nothing. Something like that.
There's an /r/SuicideBereavement subreddit which may be of use to you. Hopefully, you can find something which helps you.
Gonna have to go with gen 3 on this one, but I also really liked gen 5
I've been a long time fan of the series, ever since I was a youngin'. Been obsessed with it. Can't put into words just how much it's been an important part of my life. So I won't waste energy attempting to put that into words. Just gonna have to take my word for it.
Which is why it's weird that this just doesn't excite me that much.
All those three starters are just like… mehhhhhhh. Don't like any of them.
Do I just not trust Game Freak anymore after the 3DS era games were just not quite as good? Do I not trust them because of Let's Go not being what I'm looking for and I'm afraid these games are going to be like that?
Was the trailer just **** and once they actually tell me more about the games I might warm up to them?
Is my depression just getting worse these days and it's just hard for me to be excited for anything at all? Well, it might be that too.