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Nvidia's GF100 Turns Into GeForce GTX 480 and 470

Gunslinger47 Re:Bleeding edge isn't usually worth it (132 comments)

I bought two 7800GTX video cards five years ago for the same price as two GTX480s will cost. Mass Effect 2 still runs fine on them at high settings. (Though the loading screens murder my single-core.)

Spending $1000 back then was way better than spending $200 on a brand new video card every year. If I did that, I'd only have a GTX260 right now... Wait a second.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Announces PS3 Slim, Price Cut, Improvements To Home

Gunslinger47 Misc. Reactions (427 comments)

PS3 Slim
- Only two USB ports. I guess you'll need to pick up a USB splitter if you want to play Rock Band.
- Still can't stack it. I guess you probably shouldn't anyway, but it's required for some setups. I've seen more than one PS3 perched atop a 360.
- I never owned a PS2 of my own, so I'm one of the people who really miss the full, hardware backward compatibility.
Price Cut
- The price cut has made me reconsider buying a PS3. It was always too expensive for me to justify considering how few quality exclusives it had. At least one of those issues has been resolved.
- Why do the hard drives keep getting bigger? Some models had only 20 GB to begin with. It seems that anything less than 120 GB models will be discontinued soon.
Home Improvement
- ...
- Well, at least Trophies are viewable by your friends through your profile now. Yay Sony.

more than 5 years ago

Finding New and Unintended Ways of Playing Games

Gunslinger47 Pro Roping (346 comments)

The roping community from Worms: Armageddon and World Party abuse the ninja rope in ways the developers certainly never anticipated.


/msg xOaPxJacky wiptistean

more than 5 years ago

Games Fail To Portray Gender and Ethnic Diversity

Gunslinger47 Unrepresentative? (590 comments)

I was going to make some sort of comment about their data gatherers systematically mistaking stylized Japanese as white people (eg. Naruto isn't white.), but then I saw the bar graph on page 12. Black people in games: 10.74% Black people in US census: 12.3% Wait... A 1.6% difference? Am I the only one who finds this to be surprisingly representative? I was expecting a much more embarassing number. Such as the number of hispanics. X-(

more than 5 years ago

Lenovo Tinkers With Larger Delete and Escape Keys

Gunslinger47 Re:Hmm... (586 comments)

QWERTY was developed in 1874 for use with mechanical typewriters.

more than 5 years ago

Videogame Places You're Not Supposed To Go

Gunslinger47 Fallout 3 (261 comments)

Next time you're near Megaton, fly up to the inaccessible catwalk over the gate to see what the guard has to say.

more than 5 years ago

Cola Consumption Can Lead To Muscle Problems

Gunslinger47 Caffeine and Cola (420 comments)

The caffeine levels in Coke or Pepsi are very low compared to coffee; approximately 10%.

Canada Health recommends no more than 400 mg of caffeine a day. To exceed this, you'd have to drink 12 L of Coke. On the other hand, only two extra large Double Doubles will bring you to that limit.

18% of all Canadian aged 31 through 50 exceed this limit, and it's not from drinking cola. The typical Canadian coffee drinker aged 31 through 50 averages over 600 mg a day.[1]

more than 5 years ago

No More D&D PDFs, Wizards of the Coast Sues 8 File Sharers

Gunslinger47 Out of date hardcovers (501 comments)

My hardcovers were significantly out of date within a month of 4e's release due to Errata and possess surprisingly poor TOCs, glossaries.

The pirated OEFs I downloaded have been edited to transparently account for the most recent Errata and allow full text searching. I'll miss them.

(Or at least I would if my group hadn't since switched to Pathfinder.)

more than 5 years ago

New Medical Disorder Linked To Gaming

Gunslinger47 Not Blisters (224 comments)

To be clear, the article is not just talking about blisters. It's Recurrent Palmoplantar Hidradenitis, but on the hands from video games rather than across the body from physical activity. Who would have guessed that playing too many video games could give a child a skin condition traditionally linked to physical activity? :)

more than 5 years ago

Activision Blizzard Announces Guitar Hero 5, New Call of Duty

Gunslinger47 Re:Game pricing with ads (85 comments)

Did ticket prices drop with the introduction of in-theater ads?

more than 6 years ago

Activision Blizzard Announces Guitar Hero 5, New Call of Duty

Gunslinger47 Re:I don't like this Activision Blizzard name (85 comments)

Would you mock someone for playing Tomb Raider in lieu of earning a doctorate in archeology and physically raiding lost tombs themselves?

more than 6 years ago


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