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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 18, 2016, 02:16:30 PM
https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+7+Plus+Teardown/67384

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In place of the headphone jack, we find a component that seems to channel sound from outside the phone into the microphone... or from the Taptic Engine out.
No fancy electronics here, just some well-designed acoustics and molded plastic.
Teardown Update: According to Apple, this plastic component is a barometric vent. With the added ingress protection afforded by the watertight seal, the iPhone uses this baffle to equalize the internal and atmospheric pressures in order to have an accurate altimeter.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 17, 2016, 11:40:55 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 17, 2016, 01:35:43 PM

Did I mention the solid-state capacitative home button is way more annoying than the absent earphone jack? imho, it'll be the biggest stumbling block to customers moving to 7. It's really more of a vibrating home button than a click now.

Also, you won't be able to use regular gloves with it.
 disgust I thought the fingerprint sensor stuff was great -- this so far just strikes me as weird and difficult to get used to, and "gizmo-ing for the sake of gizmo-ing."

I wonder how they marketed it in meetings. "Now, you don't have to deal with that annoying home button click you've been so comfortable using for 9 years! We'll also remove that pesky 'finger swipe to unlock your iPhone' feature, because you didn't want that feature anymore!"

http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/16/iphone-7-solid-state-home-button-works-on-capacitive-touch-gloved-users-beware

I'm not planning to return it or anything. Just I think the non-physical home button may prove to be a bigger "get used to it" stumbling block than other aspects of the iPhone  7 or iOS10. fwiw. Maybe I'll feel differently in a week.  icon_smile



How do people with non conductive gloves use the previous iPhone? Push the home button while wearing gloves then remove the gloves to use the touch screen?

3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 14, 2016, 08:04:20 AM
I didn't follow iOS 10 news so I just found out today that you can delete most of the "built-in" apps with iOS 10.

That is good news for me. Not to free up space but not having apps icons that I never need or use is nice.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Re: Re: Let's talk Iphone on: September 14, 2016, 08:01:32 AM

Quote from: Canuck on September 14, 2016, 07:34:57 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 13, 2016, 09:41:40 PM

Cases are something I just don't understand in this day and age.  If I have to put on an extra layer to the phone that makes it twice as thick, what's the point of them doing all the crazy advances with Gorilla glass and everything?  I haven't used a case or screen protector in years and the only time I damaged my phone was when I kneeled directly on the screen itself, which none of that would have saved.  I'll take a few minor surface scuffs over the daily annoyance of a case or screen protector any day.
I see broken screens all the time, usually on iPhones although that's probably because they're the majority here in Japan. I drop my phone ALL THE TIME. It would probably survive a fall off of the couch onto the wooden floor now problem but if it ever hit concrete I'm sure it'd be done. So it's always a case situation for me. It's unfortunate because I love the idea of no case. Whenever I take my phone out of its case I can't help think, "oh shit, this thing is LIGHT".

I dropped my phones (iphones and cheap xiaomi) and also dropped samsung and applet tablets all the time and never saw a broken screen until my two years old daughter threw her ipad mini which shattered the screen's glass (only the outside layer, the display is still working).

So I think we don't need a case if we're older than 2 years old. slywink
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Project Highrise - Skyscraper Construction & Management on: September 07, 2016, 08:26:48 PM
Gamingtrend's review:

http://gamingtrend.com/reviews/towering-above-project-highrise-review/
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: ARK: Survival Evolved on: September 02, 2016, 01:41:16 AM
You heard of day one DLCs? Now we have something worse than that. Selling DLC for an Early Access game.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/512540/
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / GOD EATER 2 Rage Burst (includes free GOD EATER Resurrection) on: August 31, 2016, 02:55:19 AM
Anyone play this? Monster Hunter clone?

http://store.steampowered.com/app/438490/

8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 27, 2016, 03:29:11 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 27, 2016, 03:16:16 PM

Quote from: Arclight on August 27, 2016, 04:36:11 AM

He said there were parts of the game in the completed version that weren't. That's not dreaming, that's lying. Straight up, he knew what he was saying.

Show me.

All I've seen him talking about is all of the stuff "You'll be able to do..." which is exactly the kind of thing Molyneux was doing.   The most memorable example for many is the acorn thing.  For the original Fable, he said you'd be able to knock an acorn off of a tree, plant it and come back years later to see a tree.  This turned out to be patently false (at least until Fable II, when there was a mission called "the Golden Acorn").  However, I'm certain that Molyneux was not trying to pull the wool over the gaming public's eyes and say blatantly false things to get people to buy his game, but that he fully intended the acorn thing to be something you could do before somewhere down the line, someone said, "Um, Peter..." and he discovered that it was either impossible to code or was told that with the deadline, you can either have this acorn thing or the character can have arms.

Everything I've seen from the No Man's Sky guy seems to be the same.  He's overly enthusiastic about what he wants to do without thinking through about what's going to make it into the final release.  Hell, he may still be hoping to add all of this stuff in future patches.  Things are cut from game releases at the last minute because they're not quite as ready as the designers hoped they would be.  Many designers and studios learn to not talk about all of this stuff for just this reason, but that hasn't happened here.

Even that quote about being blown away by the people meeting already shows that he's got nothing but enthusiasm for the game, but it blew up in his face.  It could be he finally got the message that he needed to stop talking.  Or, more likely, he needed to focus on patching the game like crazy.  There have been three already and talk about more.

I'm not trying to say it's not disappointing or frustrating that the game isn't quite the promised land we were, er, promised.  And I get that some folks are mad and need someone to blame.  I'm just saying that I don't think the blame should be on Murray for "lying" because it doesn't seem to apply.  And, as I mentioned earlier, if legal action gets taken (even if it fails, which is likely), it's going to put a clamp down on creativity.  Not just on Murray, but other dreamers, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kuz3WETd4ug


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz1oFNUZ-P0
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 27, 2016, 02:53:31 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on August 27, 2016, 02:13:08 AM

I don't think he was lying.  I think he was overenthusiastic.  He's not a charlatan, he just didn't know when to stop promising things without knowing if they could be delivered.

I feel the same about Peter Molyneux, except he never learned the lesson, and we just had to learn to take pretty much anything he said with a grain of salt.

But such is the world of video game creation.  It's not really an actionable offense. Nor should it be.  The second we punish these guys for dreaming, even if they're doing it out loud when they shouldn't, we tell them and anyone else to stop dreaming, and that's when what little creativity which remains in the field will die.

Liar or not,  even after the game released and two people arrived to the same location and can't see each others, he didn't come clean and say that there is no multiplayer code to let people see each other. Instead he wrote:

Two players finding each other on a stream in the first day - that has blown my mind.

We added a 'scan for other players' in the Galaxy Map to try to encourage this happening. We wanted this to happen - but the first day?

We want people to be aware they are in a shared universe. We added online features, and some Easter Eggs to create cool moments.

We hope to see those happening... but too many of you are playing right now. More than we could have predicted.

---

Those are what he posted after PS4 release and before PC. He kept misleading until the PC release. After that he went quiet.



10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 27, 2016, 01:32:31 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 27, 2016, 12:12:47 AM

And now it appears as if there is a limited number of discoveries you can make before it starts overwriting the old ones.  Cripes.

They need to purge old discoveries because with quintrillions of planets, the storage cost is going to be super high to be able to store all discoveries permanently.

But still it is surprising they only last two weeks. I thought they'll purge old discoveries from 6 months ago which is reasonable. Two weeks is probably too soon unless the developers count on people not playing more than two weeks or never return to the place they were in more than 2 weeks ago.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Other than gaming, what are your hobbies? on: August 26, 2016, 06:52:01 AM

Quote from: Dante Rising on August 22, 2016, 10:23:37 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on August 20, 2016, 03:52:49 AM

Urban exploring. 

urban exploring? What is that? I have visions of you walking into the wrong alley and getting a beat down for your exploratory nature.

Maybe catching pokemon. smile
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Metal Gear Survive [PS4/XB1/PC] - first post-Kojima Metal Gear game on: August 18, 2016, 01:10:48 AM
L4D : MGS.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky - all procedurally generated everything! on: August 09, 2016, 11:42:01 AM
Seem like the game is a failure. With 311 user ratings, the game (PS4 version) so far got 4.3 user score on metacritic.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Favorite game purchase going blind (i.e. not looking at any pre-release stuff) on: August 03, 2016, 03:35:47 AM
MGS 5 PP.

Didn't get it at release date and got it after it had a price cut and also during a Steam sale.

I didn't look at any pre-release stuff or post-release review. I bought it because it was cheap.

15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Lego Worlds on: June 16, 2016, 12:14:34 AM
If you buy it now, you get a free copy for a friend.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I Am Setsuna (alternate title "I'm not a Chrono Trigger, honest") Squeenix JRPG on: May 25, 2016, 01:10:36 AM
Thanks for sharing this. This is the type of game that I like to buy (and play if I have time to do it). Prepurchased Steam version.

17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/10/16) on: May 12, 2016, 01:32:01 AM
Stellaris and FF X/X-2 HD Remaster (PC).
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Harvest Moon-like game No. 1 at Steam's top sellers list on: March 03, 2016, 04:31:03 AM

Quote from: Reemul on March 02, 2016, 06:37:44 PM

Me what with this and factorio at the same time. This plays great, something relaxed, chilled and light to play. Nice progression and plenty to do and discover.

Is it buggy or not? I'm done with XCOM 2 and not going to replay until the DLCs are out so I'm interested in this game.
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Harvest Moon-like game No. 1 at Steam's top sellers list on: February 28, 2016, 02:20:21 AM
Stardew Valley

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You've inherited your grandfather's old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?


Anyone bought it?
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GOTY 2015 on: December 22, 2015, 01:46:58 AM
If it is based on how many hours I play the game then Fallout 4 is the GOTY for me. I spent over 72 hours playing the game and I'm still haven't reached Diamond City. I love the settlement. I spent almost 48 hours game time restarting several times to build the first settlement.

21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rise of Tomb Raider on: December 19, 2015, 04:26:42 AM
Tomb Raider executive Darrell Gallagher has quit Square Enix.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 04, 2015, 09:17:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_fx6UpN0To

23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (10/20) on: October 21, 2015, 07:48:26 AM
Kingdom.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 11, 2015, 02:45:08 AM
http://www.howtogeek.com/223083/what-does-%E2%80%9Cdefer-upgrades%E2%80%9D-in-windows-10-mean/

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Windows 10 Branches Explained
Windows 10 offers several different update “branches” with different frequencies of updates. Microsoft will be supporting each of them with security updates, and they’re all intended for different types of PCs.

Current Branch: The Current Branch is the standard version of Windows 10. Everyone on this branch will receive feature updates as soon as they’re released. All Windows 10 PCs are on this branch by default, and Windows 10 Home PCs can only be on this branch.

Current Branch for Business: The Current Branch for Business is similar to the Current Branch, but feature upgrades are delayed for several months to allow for more testing. Enabling the “Defer upgrades” option will put your PC on this branch. This option is available on Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education systems.

Long Term Servicing Branch: The Long Term Servicing Branch is designed for enterprises who need rock-solid, stable software without the latest features. Enable this option and you’ll just receive security updates — no feature upgrades. This option is designed for PCs that really don’t care about new features — Microsoft says it’s for “systems powering hospital emergency rooms, air traffic control towers, financial trading systems, [and] factory floors.” The long-term servicing branch will have a mainstream support period of five years and an extended support period of another five years, for a total of ten years of security updates. The Long Term Servicing Branch is available only on Enterprise and Education versions of Windows. Typical users can’t get these versions of Windows — they require a big volume-licensing contract.
In addition to these builds, users can opt-in to test preview builds of new features as “Windows Insiders,” just as people could test preview builds of Windows 10 before it was released.



So, should you enable Windows 10’s “Defer upgrades” option? That’s up to you. If you want to get the latest feature upgrades and Windows changes when all those Windows 10 Home users do, leave the option disabled. If you’d like to put off feature updates and changes until most testing is done — potentially to test those updates yourself if you’re part of an organization with mission-critical software — then enable the “Defer upgrades” option. Either way, you’ll only be spared the upgrade for a few months.
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: August 03, 2015, 09:06:53 AM

Quote from: TiLT on August 03, 2015, 05:24:30 AM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 02, 2015, 09:36:42 PM

That's...a LOT of shortcuts.

Not really. Any regular PC user who has had his computer for a while will end up with amounts like that. Many applications add a bunch of shortcuts to your start menu, including additional tools, utilities, documentation, and the uninstaller. A single application can easily have more than a dozen shortcuts on its own.

I tend to go for minimalism. My desktop contains only the recycle bin, and my start menu tends to contain only the most important applications on my computer. The number of shortcuts I have is determined entirely by the things I have installed, not by how I use them.

Old games from gog.com also created a lot of shortcut in start menu. I had over 700 entries in Windows 8.1, I reduced that mainly by uninstalling most of my games from gog.com to get it under 512.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Winders 10 and gamin' on: July 31, 2015, 03:50:47 AM
Anyone tried Defense Grid : The Awakening on Windows 10.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Victor Vran - action RPG from Van Helsing devs on: July 27, 2015, 03:01:54 AM
Isn't this by Tropico 3-5's developer? Not from Van Helsing's?
28  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: New videocard on: July 14, 2015, 11:14:31 AM
GTX 960?
29  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Fallout Shelter on: June 20, 2015, 08:17:34 AM

Quote from: rittchard on June 16, 2015, 11:45:50 PM

I played a little more but I suspect my time with the game is nearing its end.  There are too many lulls in the gameplay.  When things are happening it's fairly amusing but I keep running into spots where it stagnates.  I think perhaps the intention is that you take more risks with rushing things to get finished, so I might try that.  It seems there is little downside since generally it's just some fires get started.  Putting them out actually grants characters xp.  Of course I have no idea exactly what increased char levels really does for you.  Would have been nice if you got a point to add to SPECIAL for each level.

Minor amusement: I was semi-successful in getting my population up.  I basically had the same guy impregnate three different ladies in each of my crew quarters lol.  His happiness is pinned at 100%  Tongue

I think level give characters more health as for SPECIAL, you can raise them by training. I think I'll probably stop playing soon, the game is interesting but I don't have ios device with more than 512 MB RAM. With 512 MB RAM (ipad mini 1), the game crashes a lot and sometime it is impossible to play until I power off and turn the ipad mini back on to free up memory.

While it is interesting game, I'm not going to buy a new ipad mini just to play this game.

So far this game is very successful for Bethesda, it is now the No. 1 top grossing ios game.
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC, PS4, XB1]Fallout 4 on: June 04, 2015, 03:54:32 AM
Available to perorder on Steam but the price seem to be too high.

What is the price in US?

For Indonesia, normally the Steam price is using 9500 IDR = 1 USD rate which normally result with a nice discount because that is lower than the exchange rate.

Using that standard, Fallout 4 is over 80 USD so I guess they're using the actual exchange rate instead of 9500 IDR = 1 USD which come to about 60 USD.

31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: May 12, 2015, 02:19:50 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on May 12, 2015, 01:56:35 AM

A trailer for the new movie motivated me to look up the originals, which I never saw. They look like protracted car chases and explosions and gunplay and whatnot. Is that accurate?

I remember Mad Max to be a very boring movie with almost no action until near the end of the movie. Maybe I am wrong, it was a movie full of car chases and explosions and gunplay and whatnot.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: April 28, 2015, 01:18:30 AM

Quote from: farley2k on April 27, 2015, 06:43:24 PM

Is anyone really surprised by this?

Age Of Ultron Is Getting An Extended Cut And Alternate Ending On Blu-Ray.


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The news comes from Amazon UK, or rather, The Telegraph, who got it from a release issued to customers by Amazon UK. Given that director Joss Whedon’s original cut of the movie was like three and a half hours long — and has had an hour-plus of footage trimmed off — this really isn’t the most surprising of news. But it does feel weird to know that there’ll be a different ending coming later, before we’ve even see the first one.


Probably going to be a much better than the shorter version.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: April 23, 2015, 02:19:57 AM
Watched it yesterday with my wife and niece. The movie is not as good as the first one. Too many things to fit into 142 minutes.

34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: April 22, 2015, 03:47:13 AM
This movie is out here at Jakarta since last night. Too bad I probably can't watch it this week, tickets were available for preorder since the 17th and I only found out about it today. I thought it is going to be released May not over a week earlier than that.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC]Cities: Skylines on: March 11, 2015, 03:57:17 AM
When I tried Cities in Motion 2 around the time it was first released, the game performance was very bad (at least on my PC). Is this game better optimized compare to Cities in Motion 2?
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 12 dead in Paris on: January 08, 2015, 11:10:39 PM

Quote from: Turtle on January 07, 2015, 10:55:45 PM

How many of those are major religious leaders? Because there needs to be more of that, apparently the braindead guys who do this sort of thing only respect the words of those.

Not really. Those braindead guys who do those sort of thing only respect the words of religious leaders that preach violence. Major religious leaders don't preach violence.
37  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: What to get for 3DS on: November 28, 2014, 04:03:31 AM
Fantasy Life.
38  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: October 31, 2014, 06:19:33 PM

Quote from: Destructor on October 31, 2014, 04:23:38 PM

So it's worth buying before finishing the game just for the additions? I mean, I do want a pet dragon and all...

I think if you plan to get the DLC, then get it early. But that also depends on if you want to play with others that don't have the DLC.

39  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: [3DS] Fantasy Life on: October 31, 2014, 07:39:28 AM
About the DLC:

Things you get at the start:
Extra character customization
Friendship system (allows NPCs to become friends with you and fighting better)
Pet Birds and Dragons
2 new houses

Things unlocked after the main story:
A new area Origin Island with it's own story
New materials, equipment and recipes
God rank
New home and furniture
Lunares coins and the items you get from them
Level cap increased from 99 to 200
Level cap for the skills increased from 15 to 20
Stats cap increased from 50 to 100

If you get the DLC, you can't play online with people who don't get it. You also can't streetpass with people that don't get the DLC.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron on: October 31, 2014, 12:54:41 AM

Quote from: farley2k on October 30, 2014, 05:54:55 PM

Clip that I bet will be pulled soon.  

I love the ways they show how strong Cap is.  His powers if you don't read the comics mostly come across as "he is really fit" but this kind of shows he is a bit stronger than that.

http://youtu.be/w75cwgEjnQ4

In comics, can Hulk lift that hammer?
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