July 24, 2016, 03:02:58 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
  Home Help Search Calendar Login Register  
  Show Posts
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 414
1  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination on: May 30, 2016, 04:55:28 PM
I don't know what to make of this election cycle.  The demagoguery is so far outside of the real world that it makes my brain hurt. 
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost a friend on: May 25, 2016, 01:19:09 PM
I'm really sorry to hear that.   I unfortunately know exactly how you feel.  When we lost Dave (DamageGT) it shook me pretty badly.  He was a co-worker both at GT and in my personal life.  I was so unprepared that I had no idea how to even begin processing it.  He's still on my friends list for XBox, PlayStation, Blizzard, and pretty much everywhere else.  I can't bring myself to remove him.  I miss the guy.   It really made me think about my relationships and how I had to make sure I never took them for granted.   I wish you the best on this.  If you need somebody to talk to, I'm here.
3  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 13, 2016, 10:54:36 PM

Quote from: farley2k on May 10, 2016, 03:01:13 PM

Rarely, very rarely has a game been great but they just didn't want reviewers to put out reviews early.

 Where's Polygon's Doom review?

Publisher Bethesda informed Polygon and other outlets in the middle of last week that they would not be providing advance copies of the game for review. Their explanation appears below.

DOOM is comprised of a single-player campaign, online multiplayer, and SnapMap. After discussing, we believe all three elements are important parts of the complete DOOM experience, and are meant to be experienced as part of a complete package. As DOOM’s SnapMap and multiplayer modes both require access to a server that won’t be live prior to launch, review copies will arrive on launch day.

And then Polygon apparently sent a guy who clearly doesn't play shooters to play Doom.  It's embarrassing, what they've shown so far.  The guy can't hit the broadside of a barn from the inside, shoots at health pickups, and generally sucks at his job of playing videogames.   saywhat
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: DOOM on: May 13, 2016, 10:53:08 PM
Hmm..I'm enjoying this quite a bit.   I didn't expect that.   It feels very classic DOOM, and far less like Collared Duty or Battlefield (Insert number here).   We'll see how Multiplayer holds up, but single player is promising classic monster slaying fun. 
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gaming Trend getting some street cred! (sorta) on: April 07, 2016, 07:49:07 PM
As the author, I think it's a big deal too.   Cabbage Patch
6  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Forum was down on: March 28, 2016, 04:47:17 PM
Cannot wait to be off this server....
7  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Black Desert Online on: March 26, 2016, 05:31:20 PM
So I picked it up.  I figured it'd push my new rig to the edge....well, I didn't know it'd also confuse the hell out of me. 

I've been playing MMOs for a long time.  I hit level 9 in BDO and I still have no idea what's going on.  I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing, or why I'm even doing it.   saywhat   Lost in translation, much?
8  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Black Desert Online on: March 24, 2016, 08:45:57 PM
What server did you guys end up on?
9  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Buliding a PC on: March 14, 2016, 11:45:37 PM
I recently rebuilt my PC and decided (for some stupid reason) to review nearly every component as I did it.   saywhat

Those of you who build your own rigs -- I'd love your feedback.   More detail?  Less detail?  Something I missed that I should cover? 
10  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Sooooo...did I break the forum? on: February 24, 2016, 02:44:53 PM
This forum software suuuuucks.  :/
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pax south on: January 29, 2016, 04:09:51 AM

Quote from: drifter on January 28, 2016, 07:43:00 PM

Saturday is sold out.  Would like to meet you guys if possible.  Let me know I live here in San Antonio.  Are you driving down for this and back on Saturday or staying over. 

Mike and Eric are there right now, in fact.  I'm driving out tomorrow night at some point in the late afternoon, then driving back Sunday.   Maybe we could meet up somewhere?
12  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: 2016 Republican Nomination on: January 28, 2016, 12:35:35 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on January 23, 2016, 04:09:18 AM

Voting starts in a couple of weeks and right now it looks like this thing is Trump's to lose. The R Party seems to be tearing itself apart over whether it hates Trump or Cruz more, while the R voters seem to feel just the opposite. None of the establishment candidates have any traction yet, but three or four of them are vying for second place.

How's it going to shake out?

I'm  Even my hardcore uber-republican father-in-law can't pick between those two, and is instead choosing Rand Paul. He's never voted outside of the straight-ticket Republican side.   This is gonna be a very strange election cycle.   I'm mystified by Trump.  He doesn't have to tell the truth, and even when he's called out on his bullshit, his poll numbers only rise.  Are we being punked?  Is he a secret Democrat foil set to disrupt the R party so badly that the Dems win by default?  I can't otherwise explain his buffoonery.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak on: January 28, 2016, 12:31:59 AM

Quote from: Turtle on January 27, 2016, 03:25:12 PM

I'm going to pick this up soon.

I've been watching video of MP matches and while it's in the early stages of learning the game, there's a lot to the game so far. There's a lot of the homeworld feel in the MP, but also it goes beyond that.

The biggest change I like is that you really can, and should, use the carrier more directly as both support or in combat. People are still figuring this element out, and it is dangerous, but it's an incredibly powerful move. This is helped by the power upgrades system, where you have a set amount of power for the carrier that you distribute between four systems, the amount you get can be upgraded, and you can run hot for a short time. Switching distribution takes a short time after every change, but if you set them properly you can adapt to the situation. The Coalition carrier can do this more easily from the beginning, since it moves quickly from the beginning, and has a built in armor system. Meanwhile, the Galsian carrier moves slowly to start, but has a Speed power system that can make it much faster. After that you can put power into repair systems, weapons strength, and weapon range. The repair system repairs units around the carrier and I think the carrier itself, so having units around the carrier in combat will last a lot longer. The Weapons turns on various weapons systems, but the weapon range power system can make the carrier's weapons reach as far as artillery.

This is a great improvement over Homeworld's motherships, which just sat there most of the time as a base and target. Now, you can risk the carrier for great rewards. Most players are still figuring things out, but I'll probably play MP trying to learn how to use the Galsian carrier as a fast moving attack platform, using the speed to strike, switching to weapons, to cause damage, then zipping out with repair and speed systems maxed.

The other elements are all looking good. The combat happens at a very homeworld pace, units can die quickly, but it's at a manageable pace if you make sure units aren't being attacked by their direct counter. They don't fall into the zoom trap, although you'll spend a lot of time hopping in and out of the sensors manager, you still have enough time to and are encouraged to manage fights directly.

Unfortunately, there are issues with matchmaking, since all the MP matches are region locked. They also don't have Replay functionality yet, which is why there aren't the usual replay casts on youtube to promote the game. The skirmish AI is pretty bad as well, but they've already committed to fixing all of these issues.

Right now there's also only a limited amount of difference between the two factions, which has been a problem in homeworld, but the differences that are there will become more obvious as people learn the game more.

The map situation may seem bad with only 5 maps, but not only have they announced a new map already for the next patch, the maps that are there are utilized really well. The terrain matters and is interesting. It does get a little samey since it's a desert planet, but the maps are utilized well. It's also amazing to see how all the units move around the maps.

Overall, I find myself more excited for Homeworld 3 if it keeps these ground war elements some how. It's very much homeworld, but on a more manageable ground combat scale.

I really liked your assessment of the game.   If you want a peek at it in motion, check out our YouTube channel where I put the first two missions and the tutorial.  It'll give you an idea of what I mean with cutscenes and the way vehicles move in the environment.  biggrin
14  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Tomb Raider - PC - free to someone on: January 28, 2016, 12:29:06 AM
That's pretty cool of you, Azhag.  Thanks.  biggrin
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pax south on: January 28, 2016, 12:26:19 AM
Yep.  Eric Van Allen and Mike Dunn will be there Friday and Saturday.  I'll be there with my wife, Laura, on Saturday, and then I think just Eric on Sunday?   smile
16  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: What happened to the smilies? on: January 17, 2016, 12:07:45 AM
They are all working again.  I figured out what barfed and fixed it.  smile
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Omikron: The Nomad's Soul - Free in honor of David Bowie on: January 17, 2016, 12:06:15 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 16, 2016, 02:54:59 PM

It wasn't a very good game imho, but like everything Bowie did, he was way ahead of his time getting involved with the gaming medium.  And "New Angels of Promise" (the song used in the game) is fantastic.

I have to agree, on both accounts.  It doesn't hold up well, and it wasn't fantastic to begin with, but the music was fantastic.  I'm going to remember him as Jareth from Labyrinth instead.
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games finished 2016 edition on: January 17, 2016, 12:04:53 AM
-  Game of Thrones (Ep 1-6, aka Season 1)

Currently Playing
- Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Played and Gave Up On
Nothing yet!
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Omikron: The Nomad's Soul - Free in honor of David Bowie on: January 16, 2016, 02:56:31 AM

At checkout enter the promo code omikron and it'll show as free.   

20  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Just Cause 3 Steam key - $40 on: December 27, 2015, 01:17:57 AM
MINE!  MINE!  IT'S ALL MINE!  HAHAHHAHHAH!!!    icon_twisted
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Christmas loot - 2015 on: December 26, 2015, 05:45:21 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on December 25, 2015, 09:03:34 PM

I needed new slippers to replace the disintegrating pair that I got for xmas 6 or 8 years ago. I require the kind with hard soles. Wife bought me some super-deluxe sheepskin LL Bean slippers that ought to last another six or eight years.

She also bought me a bottle of Glendalough Triple Barrel Irish Whiskey on the recommendation of her wine guru. She doesn't drink whiskey so this one is an unknown. I haven't tried it yet. I have pretty pedestrian tastes in whiskey, though, so I'm sure it will be a treat. 

Wife's company xmas party ended with a Yankee trader gift swap. Her boss's spoiled brat (the only child permitted to join in) drew an accent lamp made from recycled cassettes. Many employees coveted it, but none dared swap for it because boss's spoiled brat. Being an outsider, I resolved to take it away when my turn came up -- not so much because I wanted the lamp, although it was nice enough, as because I wanted to show the child that it's not as privileged as it thinks it is.

I drew a better gift than that, though -- a bomber of holiday ale. Now I had a potential double upset in swapping the child's cassette lamp for beer. But I really wanted that beer, so I let the opportunity slip. The child went home with its lamp and xmas was saved.

This story is relevant because Wife misread the situation, thought that I REALLY liked that lamp, and hunted one down for me, along with a cassette-themed T shirt. I was genuinely surprised and I think I pulled off acting delighted.  icon_lol

Hahahaha.   That's some good stuff.   In the past we've done some sort of gift exchange at work.   I need to start that trend at the new gig as well. 
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Christmas loot - 2015 on: December 26, 2015, 05:43:26 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on December 25, 2015, 06:40:41 PM

Steam Link
Transformers: Devastation XB1

I feel like you must elaborate on these two.   How's Steam Link working out for you, and how's Transformers?    I pinged Activision on Devastation but review code never came through.  It was on the Steam Sale yesterday and I was very tempted.   
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I lost a friend last night. (onion cutting warning) on: December 26, 2015, 05:41:50 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 23, 2015, 05:37:19 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss.  We had to put down our Japanese Chin just over a month ago.  I know those feels.  Holler at me when you have some free time.

Will do.   When I've got my house in order, I'll invite you (and anyone else in the Dallas / Fort Worth area) over for a UFC fight / Rock Band / Board / Card games night.   We do it up right -- they are a blast. 
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I lost a friend last night. (onion cutting warning) on: December 26, 2015, 05:40:52 PM

Quote from: Dante Rising on December 25, 2015, 09:56:13 PM

Sorry about your loss. Losing a family pet is horrible. I have two Great Pyrenees (Sasha and Ronin) and I dread the day something takes them from me. Early this year Sasha developed a growth on her leg that I thought was a tumor. Dreading cancer, we had a biopsy done, and it turned out to simply be a fatty cell buildup. But it terrified me. Dogs make life better.

Will you get a new pet soon? Some people immediately go out and add a new member to the family. For others, the mourning goes on for a long time.

I think we'll hold off on a new family member for a little while.  It's always hard to know when the 'right' time is to get another pet, but the two boys we have just get a lot of extra love instead. 
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Merry Christmas one and all. on: December 26, 2015, 05:38:59 PM
Apologies for not getting in here yesterday, but I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Christmas.   With my wife and I moving to Texas from Phoenix, the wholesale destruction of our household goods by the moving company and having to buy new stuff to replace it, we decided to skip the whole presents thing for this year.  On the plus, I'll count my lucky stars that I love the job, love the house, and have a bright new career path.  On that front, things are looking great.  smile   
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: December 23, 2015, 04:08:14 AM

Quote from: raydude on December 23, 2015, 03:40:24 AM

Q: Presumably one would play with friends when going into the "Dark Zone". What possible incentives would there be to screw your friends over and get their loot but possibly risk not being able to play with them ever again?

Q: Will you be providing incentives to not screw your friends over in the "Dark Zone"? If not, why not?

This is precisely my question.  Everything I've heard / seen suggests the everyone-screws-everyone approach for the Dark Zone, turning it from tension to plain old PvP.  Kinda the opposite of what I'm hoping for, so I really want that answer too.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/PS4/XB1] The Division (Tom Clancy) on: December 23, 2015, 02:45:53 AM
I'm going to have an opportunity to do some hands-on and interview time on this.  What questions can I ask on your behalf, Gaming Trend? 
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I lost a friend last night. (onion cutting warning) on: December 23, 2015, 02:35:05 AM
Last night I had to put my dog Sparky to sleep.  I'm absolutely heartbroken, but I'm hoping that in telling all of you his story I'll feel better. 

When I was living in Phoenix I decided that I wanted a chameleon for my birthday.   My wife and I did research on how to take care of them, what sorts of habitats they required, what they ate, etc.  Laura called a local pet shop and found one for me.  She pre-purchased the lizard, a large habitat, some plants, food, some books, and the whole nine yards for our soon-to-be companion.  She drove to the store and talked to the clerk only to find out that they didn't have a lizard for her.  Sure, they already ran the card for all of the aforementioned except for the lizard, but no lizard.  Well, it turns out that they had a little white Jack Russell Terrier in a baby cage sitting in the store.  Convincing them to apply the already-paid amount to the price of the dog, she brought home this little bundle of energy.   We named him Sparky, and he was my "little lizard".  He was my little "birthday present."

Sparky was sitting in that cage for a while because they bobbed his tail too short.  Their tales are supposed to be the length of a closed fist as they dive into holes (natural ratters) and you supposedly pull them out by the 'handle'.  Well, Sparky's tail was about half that size.  When he was excited he's shake that little nub for all it was worth.  Sparky got a nickname "wiggle nub". 

Sparky had an adopted brother and sister -- our two Dalmatians, Trouble and Sasha.  Sasha didn't really like toys, but Trouble sure did.  He would drag Sparky across the linoleum flooring via knotted rope while Sparky growled and tried to pull Trouble, even though Trouble was easily 3x his size and weight.  Trouble sometimes let him win. 

When Trouble passed away, Sparky stopped playing with toys.  Two years after Sasha passed away we finally adopted again, getting Loki and Pazuzu.   Zu would play with Sparky, and he began to enjoy pulling the rope again.  He was an old man, but sometimes Zu would let him win.  Sparky enjoyed pulling Loki (our Rat Terrier) around on the hardwood floor with the knotted rope.  Loki loved it too, playfully growling the entire time. 

Sparky had developed pancreatitis in his old age. He would suffer breathing problems for short bursts and then be back to his old self.  Yesterday his breathing problems turned for the worse, and he simply couldn't stop hurting.  He wasn't responding to his name, and when he went outside to pee he just collapsed in the grass.  I carried him inside, but I knew in my heart it was time.  The vet confirmed what we knew to be true. 

As Sparky slowly slipped into his forever-sleep, I told my little birthday present that I would miss him, and that everything was going to be ok.  He looked up at me with recognition for the first time since his attack started yesterday and then laid his head down for the last time. 

I'm so heartbroken right now, but I know it was the right thing for him.  I know he's in a better place.  I'm going to miss my little lizard, my little birthday present, my little wiggle nub.  Goodbye Sparky.   tear
29  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Gaming Trend Review Score Front and Center In BO3 Spot on: November 26, 2015, 02:42:08 AM
Hehehe.    I should post a thread on this sort of thing.   We actually get featured quite a bit nowadays.  It's pretty awesome.   It's not the objective, of course, but it's pretty great to see recognition for our writing team.  smile
30  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Cthulhu Wars (Board game) [Picture Heavy Warning] on: November 26, 2015, 02:38:44 AM
I also picked up a copy!  I'm working on a video review with an unboxing and everything.  smile
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Bring back MST3K kickstarter launched on: November 10, 2015, 08:17:36 PM
It just launched and it's already at nearly 4000 backers and over 400,000 bucks.  0_0

The production on this show, as cheap and craptastic as it is, is clearly very expensive.  Not sure it's gonna hit those lofty numbers, but I'm allowed to hope.  smile
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm moving to Texas (with a new jerb!) on: November 04, 2015, 01:29:06 AM

Quote from: whiteboyskim on November 03, 2015, 03:02:42 AM

Well for what it's worth, welcome to it brother! Things are settled down a bit over here (in a manner of speaking) so let me know when you might want to meet up some time. I'd love to catch up. What part of the general area did you two settle on?

Lake Worth area.   Northwest of Fort Worth, about 2 miles from the 820.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: November 04, 2015, 01:28:08 AM
I can't say much's really good.  Construction is awesome.  I feel like I make a difference in this game.  You won't be disappointed. (especially on PC)
34  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Can kids decide? on: November 03, 2015, 01:26:36 AM
I think we live in a day and age where kids grow up too fast in some cases, and don't grow up nearly fast enough in others.  In this case, I think it's hard to say that a kid could make this sort of adult decision without fully understanding the repercussions.  It just makes me sad that many parents, to make a political or religious statement of their own, might use said kid to do so.  frown
35  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Time to research home theater speakers? on: November 03, 2015, 01:21:51 AM
So we ended up going with a set of Klipsh for the theater set, and we used a soundbar for the front room TV.   So far so good.  biggrin
36  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Logitech MX Master on: November 03, 2015, 01:20:46 AM
I have one of these, so I can vouch that they are pretty nice.  That's a great price as well.   
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Paradox Interactive Acquires White Wolf from CCP. on: November 03, 2015, 01:19:56 AM

Quote from: Ridah on October 29, 2015, 08:01:17 PM

I listened to an interview with the founders of Paradox and the impression I got was that they really care about their IPs. Here's hoping for a new Vampire: The Masquerade!

Given what they've done with Cities: Skylines and Pillars of Eternity as publisher, and Crusder Kings 1 and 2 as developer, I have faith they will do good things.  The MMO that was in flight by CCP looked pretty amazing, though it seems like the MMO market has cooled significantly.   I'd love to see another Vampire RPG....
38  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation 1 ( Is still popular? ) on: November 03, 2015, 01:13:00 AM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on November 02, 2015, 02:34:27 AM

Quote from: Gibu on November 01, 2015, 08:15:35 PM

I still remember when i played Spyro , Crash Bandicoot maybe u guys know where i can get cheap ps1?

if you're serious, you can get PS1 and PS2 consoles for cheap at the Goodwill - i see them there pretty often now. (actually got an Xbox 360 last year for $24...! it's a first gen, tho. i expect it will RROD some day.)

Gibu hit me up on Steam and we chatted a bit.  I pointed him here.  I believe he lives in England, so I'm not sure what sort of availability there is in terms of Goodwills, but yea -- whatever the English equivalent is is a great source for cheap games. 
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So....I'm moving to Texas (with a new jerb!) on: November 01, 2015, 04:20:50 PM
Guess it's about time for an update. 

I'm settled into the new job -- about 100 days in at this point.  I'm loving it for the most part.  There are some of the usual government stereotypes (e.g. "retired in place") but I feel like I'm making a pretty big difference here.  The City of Fort Worth hasn't really invested in their people, processes, or infrastructure in about a decade.  Well, my boss started what would end up being the replacement of 75% of the leadership team.  Us "new guys" are all private sector and bringing that sort of discipline to this public sector job.  I have Voice Eng/Ops, Network Eng/Ops, Security Eng/Ops, Radio Services Eng/Ops, Change Control, Data Center Eng/Ops, and Platform Tech (think servers / Exchange, etc.) Eng/Ops all reporting to me, which has allowed me to make pretty broad and sweeping changes to the infrastructure with very little resistance.  And man was it needed....

The core infrastructure for routing and switching is Nortel. The same Nortel that went out of business in January of 2009.  We also have a bunch of T-1 lines (1.544Mbps) as our connectivity for our remote sites, and 1Gbps for connecting City Hall to our disaster recovery site.  We are ripping out the phone system (also Nortel), the network core, the access switches, and everything in between, as well as changing out the load balancers (end of life), our firewalls (end of life), and just about every other piece of equipment.  In addition, we are working with a company to build a fiber optic ring around the city to connect all of our 200+ sites, taking them from a meg and a half to 10Gbps throughout the city.   It's going to literally transform the way this place does business, and I couldn't be more excited about the opportunity.   Now I just have to wrangle all of that work and make it happen safely (and in some cases, simultaneously). 

As for the state itself...yea...Laura and I are gonna be ok, but we don't exactly 'blend' in here.  We aren't overly religious, we don't subscribe to a political party exclusively (instead voting for the best person for the job), and we generally stick to ourselves.  It's been interesting. 

Anyway - we moved into our house.  We are slowly unboxing everything and setting everything up in the new place.  We have had to buy a lot of new things using the proceeds from the sale of the previous house as we are still waiting on the damage from the move.  So far the estimate is over $17,000 worth of damage in total.  If you'd like to see the pictures, they are pretty baffling.  It's still very much work in progress, but it's starting to feel a little like home.  smile
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Playstation 1 ( Is still popular? ) on: November 01, 2015, 04:05:08 PM
Hi Gibu!   I wouldn't say that PS1 is all that popular anymore, but I think we all remember some of the games from that time very fondly.   Games like Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy Tactics, Suikoden I and II, Lunar: Silver Star, Chrono Trigger, Front Mission, Legacy of Kain, Soul Reaver, Tony Hawk, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. looks like my early console life was almost entirely RPGs, doesn't it?? 
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 414
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.328 seconds with 20 queries. (Pretty URLs adds 0.18s, 1q)