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Old 23rd November 2022, 14:19     #43521
Lightspeed
 
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Yeah, it's great lore.
It's also awesome that Alan Wake and Quantum Break are in the same universe.
It'd make a great movie/mini-series.

I thought it was awesome how right at the start it's clear your journey is at an end, you've finally found the secret organisation you've been searching for. And you're immediately put in charge.
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Old 23rd November 2022, 16:25     #43522
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Round one, fight

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The public defenders for the suspect in the mass shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub said in a Tuesday night court filing obtained by a New York Times reporter that their client is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.
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Old 23rd November 2022, 17:31     #43523
_indigo1
 
I know there is a whole subforum for it, but why do we need to hide gaming stuff in a random thoughts thread.
Don't we deserve a "what are you playing right now" mega thread?
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Old 23rd November 2022, 17:44     #43524
MadMax
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BRING BACK FREELANCER!
*Gently weeps*
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Old 23rd November 2022, 18:02     #43525
Cyberbob
 
85% off Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

80% off Witcher 3 GOTY Edition

83% off Far Cry 5

All three excellent games on special at the moment.
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Old 23rd November 2022, 19:26     #43526
_indigo1
 
Shower thought: Would racism exist if we were covered in fur?
(no furry jokes)

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Old 23rd November 2022, 20:52     #43527
Caesar
 
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Shower thought: Would racism exist if we were covered in fur?
(no furry jokes)
I use to wonder, what if science came up with a way to turn ALL humans skin to be the same colour... like purple or something. And wondered if that would get rid of racism.
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Old 23rd November 2022, 21:35     #43528
Redneck
 
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Old 23rd November 2022, 23:13     #43529
_indigo1
 
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I use to wonder, what if science came up with a way to turn ALL humans skin to be the same colour... like purple or something. And wondered if that would get rid of racism.
That wouldn't work though cause you can tell by the facial features.
But fur covers it all up. All you see is fuzz.
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Old 24th November 2022, 19:08     #43530
DrTiTus
HENCE WHY FOREVER ALONE
 
Lightbulb

Cross post from PC gone mad, but trying not to shit up threads:

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Originally Posted by xor
Using the video game argument of the 90's eh. Nice.

Let's ban it all, that'll stop the bad things from happening
On the topic of video games influencing people:

PROOF “Call Of Duty” Is A US Military PSYOP

Pot head in a garage discusses this news story suggesting that CoD has full on US war machine involvement to soften up the young people to patriotically accept their foreign policy objectives.

TLDR: Video games don't make young people go on murderous rampages - they make young people support the government going on murderous rampages in order to spread democracy and bring back oil.
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Old 24th November 2022, 19:28     #43531
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
A tale as old as America’s Army
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Old 27th November 2022, 17:29     #43532
Lightspeed
 
facepalm

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Originally Posted by Cyberbob
Well, I was gonna play this today, but I gotta wait until some can fix the broken login that is necessary to play the game.

They must have two systems not talking to each other, because I can log into Ubisoft via browser, but it won't accept the same credentials via the game launcher.
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Old 27th November 2022, 18:44     #43533
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Is this recycling?
Charge $10 to $40 per printer drop off then stick em on trademe at $1 for a whole pallet worth.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketpl...l&bof=d9g00kPM

Ditto for TVs:
https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketpl...1?bof=d9g00kPM
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Old 27th November 2022, 20:52     #43534
Caesar
 
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Well, I was gonna play this today, but I gotta wait until some can fix the broken login that is necessary to play the game.

They must have two systems not talking to each other, because I can log into Ubisoft via browser, but it won't accept the same credentials via the game launcher.
If you brought it from Steam, make sure Uplay is running in the background when you try and lunch it.
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Old 28th November 2022, 07:45     #43535
blynk
 
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Originally Posted by MadMax
Is this recycling?
Charge $10 to $40 per printer drop off then stick em on trademe at $1 for a whole pallet worth.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketpl...l&bof=d9g00kPM

Ditto for TVs:
https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/marketpl...1?bof=d9g00kPM
Hmm. It would be a very interesting thing to follow up on. So is this there way around it "not being sent to the landfill"
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Old 28th November 2022, 13:04     #43536
Lightspeed
 
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caesar
If you brought it from Steam, make sure Uplay is running in the background when you try and lunch it.
That sorted it, unlike the reply I got from Ubisoft support.
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Old 29th November 2022, 21:43     #43537
Lightspeed
 
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BRING BACK FREELANCER!
Just talking about this game with a friend. We didn't know how good we had it. It was such a good balance of cool space sim shooter, with high playability (as opposed to borderline qualifying as a genuine fighter pilot to be able to play).

What has even come close since?

Elite Dangerous is legit, but it's a bit more hardcore.
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Old 30th November 2022, 11:45     #43538
_indigo1
 
Every other space game has one dimension Freelancer had, but is missing others.

Everspace had great controls - not too heavily sim - just fun in the spirit of Freelancer.

But no trade routes, free roam, etc. obviously.
(Haven't played Everspace II yet - looking forward to at some point when I am well enough)
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Old 30th November 2022, 12:57     #43539
Cyberbob
 
I loved the shit out of the more story driven Descent FreeSpace 2, or the social aspects of Westwood's short lived MMO Earth & Beyond.

Some people still swear by Eve Online, even if it's more of a spreadsheet simulator.

Star Wars Squadrons is fun, especially in VR, and it's free on the Epic Games Store until 2nd Dec.
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Old 30th November 2022, 13:39     #43540
Lightspeed
 
I remember tripping out over Descent Freespace 2. Flying alongside capital ships was so cool. The engine seems so clean at the time.

Probably had a 21" Sony Trinitron at the stage. I miss that screen.
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Old 30th November 2022, 16:32     #43541
Caesar
 
Oh man, Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War. Encountering the capital ships in that game was jaw dropping back in the day. So awesome. It definitely needs a remake now.
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Old 30th November 2022, 18:12     #43542
_indigo1
 
There is still a massive following and fan community around FS2 Open - with lots of content, new campaigns, etc.
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Old 1st December 2022, 08:14     #43543
StN
I have detailed files
 
RIP

Christie.

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Old 1st December 2022, 10:49     #43544
Lightspeed
 
facepalm

Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin dismiss claim they met due to 'similar age'

NZ journalists, SMH.
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Old 1st December 2022, 12:36     #43545
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
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Old 1st December 2022, 19:41     #43546
ceer
 
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Man, played the sh*t out of Rumours in my younger days. RIP
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Old 2nd December 2022, 09:45     #43547
MadMax
Stuff
 
Cunning

I can’t help but wonder how offended some people might get when computer games always require a couple of opposing genders to produce offspring.
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Old 2nd December 2022, 10:15     #43548
Lightspeed
 
Just show 'em Rimworld or Stellaris, they'll be so aghast they'll forget everything else.
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Old 7th December 2022, 13:50     #43549
Cyberbob
 
Bring back Planet Friday
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Old 7th December 2022, 19:29     #43550
MadMax
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I don't know why, but I always thought touché meant the same as likewise or same goes
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Old Yesterday, 06:40     #43551
wazza
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haha, same
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Old Yesterday, 07:57     #43552
MadMax
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This crazy dream I had last night is playing on my mind

I’m in some alternate reality back in time as a kid in high school where there’s a war ravaging on in the background. There’s this huge land based battle ship visible in the haze on the horizon outside the city as a constant reminder of the war but also a necessary source of security.

Being pre-internet they have an alternative form of communication that utilises weighty baseball sized balls that are dropped into chutes. Similar to the old pneumatic tubes of old but these started with a wireframe tray like you find in the depths of billiard tables which would lead into the more familiar piped pneumatic system. Everyone hated it as it was used to deliver lesson material but worse it was also a source of war news.

I spawned the idea of dropping all that clunky crap and got people talking about replacing that with something akin to the internet. A protest campaign started to instigate this gets called “drop the balls”. The silly humour of that woke me up. Everyone is chanting drop the balls.

Now that I’ve shared that will it stop playing on my mind?
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