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Robert C

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  1. Vice City is my favorite single player game period.  I spent Elder Scrolls amounts of time playing that thing.  I wonder if it's been long enough since I've played it that it would feel fresh again.

    The only things I remember about Vice City Stories were that the guns felt better than Vice City and that I hated the last mission (I vaguely remember something with a quad bike there, but maybe I'm misremembering).  

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  2. 15 hours ago, Shartnado said:

    This sounds like an amazing idea!

    The teenagers that came by said we were the coolest people on the street, so I guess we did something right.  

    I was actually kinda disappointed.  My son loves construction equipment, so I got him a remote controlled dump truck to use for this, trying to do something special since he's missing out on so much like every other kid this year.  Got it a month in advance, tested it out beforehand, etc.  Everything worked fine.  I made this big deal about giving it to him Halloween morning, then found out that the damn thing wouldn't turn on.  Spent all day on it, but never could get it to work reliably.  Fortunately, he had an old RC pickup, and it ended up working just about as well as the dump truck would've.  

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  3. 3 hours ago, Pete said:


    Texas Tribune:


    I'm torn on this. 

    On one hand, I recognize that there are serious issues here related to both historic and present day racism, and I fully respect the players and others for standing up to all of that.

    On the other hand, watching Texas tearing themselves apart is the highlight of my week.

  4. 21 hours ago, Eoae said:

    Stopped by the local retro games store to pick up something and one of the customers in the store was whining about the PS4/PS5.  Basically, the dude "can't" enjoy PS4 Pro games because of long load times an terrible (!!!!???) graphics, and it's not fair that publishers are going to keep releasing games for PS4/Xbox One because it will shackle developers and now it will be several years before he can enjoy games, and........

    Then the dude started on about DMC5 loading times.  He apparently doesn't have 18 seconds to spare waiting for the game to load (there was an article a few days ago saying it takes 18 secs on PS4, 4 secs on PS5).  This was about 2 min after the dude claimed he played the entire Uncharted series in one week.  I mean, if you just play the five PS3/PS4 games, you've probably got ballpark 100 hours at least in the games that week.  Even if you finish them in 50 hours, that's still 7 hours A DAY!

    So yeah, I can completely understand why the guy doesn't have 18 seconds to wait for a game to load.  He could be using those 18 seconds to learn to crochet, or bake a ham, or train for a 5-k.

    Gamers - can't live with them, can't.... turn off the air to their gaming bubble.... because it would be illegal.... or something.

    I figure if you play games 100 yours a week, then loading times might actually be the most important thing in your life.

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  5. 1 hour ago, Zimbra said:

    Is this a safe space to show my age and admit I don't really know what a Discord is?

    Not gonna lie, I figured somebody was was doing an OSJ style apology for upsetting folks when I first saw that.  

    Also, I have actually told kids to get off my lawn in the past, so I'm confirmed to be roughly a billion years old.

  6. On 9/28/2020 at 10:01 AM, Robert C said:

    Two weeks quarantine.  Ugh. 

    Looks like we're probably negative.  My son and I have both tested negative.  My wife doesn't have her test back.  More significantly, the kid my son was around who tested positive has now tested negative, along with his whole family.  So looks like a probable false alarm.  It hasn't helped that everybody in my family has been sick all week.  I wasn't really worried about us being sick, as it happened too soon after the supposed exposure, but it hasn't helped.

    I dunno how the folks that have been doing distance learning this whole time have done it.  This has been our first week of doing it, and it's just about wiped me out.

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  7. 11 hours ago, Eoae said:

    Do game delays ever alleviate crunch?  I've read a number of interviews with developers who said that pushing back a game's release date just extended the length of crunch time.  Even with the delays, they still ended up working ridiculous hours right up until release day,

    There probably isn't a yes or no answer here.  I work on the hardware side, not software, but I'm guessing my experience is somewhat similar.  It depends on the nature of the delay. 

    If it's a global thing, where the schedule was screwed from the start, or things just went wrong in general, then it's probably just gonna prolong everybody's pain. 

    If it's a situation where something specific wasn't planned or executed correctly, then the pain is usually gonna be limited to the folks working on that specific part of the project.  Things tend to calm down for lower level folks that aren't involved and don't get roped in to help.  Sometimes they'll shift a bunch of people to other projects before the problem is even resolved.  For the folks directly involved, life REALLY sucks.  You get to watch everybody else ramping down.  Meanwhile, you get shit on while working 80 hour weeks.

  8. 1 hour ago, EVA said:

    Texas A&M’s top receiver just opted out of the season, too.  A&M is a trendy pick to be a dark horse contender in the SEC (I can see it), so this has to be somewhat of a blow.

    I feel like if Jimbo doesn’t make a run at it this year, he’s never gonna.

    It ain't happening this year. 

    Very little experienced skill position talent on offense.  Mond is a serviceable QB, but he's not a difference maker.  Most of the RBs transferred, and there's very little talent and/or depth there.  With Ausbon opting out, the top 3 WRs from last year are gone (the other two left early, went undrafted and didn't make NFL rosters).  Wydermyer is a very good TE, but Cupp, who was expected to be a a major contributor, if not a star, is out for the year. 

    The OL was a sieve last year.  It ought to be better this year, but probably not by leaps and bounds

    The defense will probably be better than the historically bad versions we've had since the later Slocum years, but it ain't gonna be in the same league with the top SEC defenses.

    A&M also got hit by the schedule changes due to covid, dropping Abilene Christian, North Texas, Colorado and Fresno State, and picking up Florida at home and Tennessee away.


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