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Freeze Time

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Posted by Freeze Time on 22 March 2020 - 05:25 PM

Breath of the Wild and Odyssey yes, the rest no.


Still stand by my statement

You're entitled to your opinion of course but both of those games are better than Ori IMO and reviews wise. Personal choice trumps everything though. I am waiting on playing Wisp until the issues are fixed and the game runs like it should. Pretty sad that even with a delay, the game has so many problems.

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Posted by Freeze Time on 22 March 2020 - 05:23 PM

Don't bother calling Target stores. You'll just get an automated message. I posted about my experience in the main Target thread. Their customer service number works though.

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Posted by Freeze Time on 22 March 2020 - 03:43 AM

Just finished Ori, so good. The two games have to be my favorite this generation.

Sadly, didn't get the achievement for completing the game, read on true achievements that it might be screwed up.

I loved Ori and the blind Forest but did you play Breath of the Wild or God of War or Super Mario Odyssey or Horizon zero Dawn or Spider-Man etc?

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Posted by Freeze Time on 22 March 2020 - 12:02 AM

I put a bunch of stuff on eBay to help my income but I don't think anyone will be buying at the moment. Time to tighten the belt

I sold my PS4 Darth Vader Edition with 10 games for $280 on OfferUp last week.

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Posted by Freeze Time on 21 March 2020 - 06:34 PM

Nice prices, but honestly I'm going into financial lockdown mode. My job could be on the chopping block at any time (or I could be out of work by getting sick), so I'm not buying anything unnecessary. I'm sure most of us have backlogs to last for several years so I'm not in need of anything new.


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Posted by Freeze Time on 20 March 2020 - 12:12 AM

Hey guys look what I got a few hours early when I went to pick up a separate order (Monster Boy on Switch), too bad I’m stuck at work for a few more hours!!!

Am I supposed to guess?

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Posted by Freeze Time on 19 March 2020 - 09:58 PM

That’s not right, it’s the best campaign this generation

Are you only referring to first person shooters? Have you played Titanfall 2? I am not a doom guy so haven't played it but Titanfall 2 is amazing.

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Posted by Freeze Time on 19 March 2020 - 12:12 AM

Motion controllers and tons of shovelware. And, it's popular with people that don't consider themselves to be gamers, like the Wii was. Also, it does 720p. The Wii U before it did 1080p and 60fps no problem. I love how you took my comment as a personal attack though. You must be a teenager, or a very lonely old man.

Switch does 1080p docked and plenty of games hit 60FPS. You're wrong again.

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Posted by Freeze Time on 18 March 2020 - 09:03 PM

I honestly want to see what Nintendo comes up with. The Switch is over three years old. And, they tend to run on a five year console cycle at Nintendo. Which means we are getting towards the fourth year of Switch when these are out.
Graphics and performance wise, The 3DS was like a portable Nintendo 64, and the Switch kind of feels like a portable Wii. I imagine that their next console will probably have graphics and performance similar to the PS4 Pro, or the Xbox One X. Since they always seem to be about a generation behind in specs, but they are usually just powerful enough to have passable ports of games being released to the more powerful consoles and PC. I would personally like to see them keep supporting the Switch as a handheld, when they release a new Nintendo console. As the life of a Nintendo handheld seems to be double that of their standard home consoles. I know Nintendo keeps denying a Switch Pro, but as we have seen in the past, Nintendo is always remaking and powering up it's handhelds. And, since they removed features to make the lite, it might be interesting to see if they would add more things to a pro version.

LOL!!!  The Switch is WAY more powerful than Wii. It's more powerful than Xbox 360 or PS3 so how in the world are you comparing it to Wii graphics?

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Posted by Freeze Time on 03 February 2020 - 03:45 AM

LOL!! Some of these replies are great. I want to be able to play all the free epic games I've gotten and some games I have purchased. I am not going to buy all the free games just to play them on my current consoles. That makes zero sense. I did play Half Life 2 on my current device. The highest I could run it was 1600x900 and it was great. I played for hours at a time and never overheated or had any problems.  I tried Ass Creed 4 and the only way to get that to run is if I made it look like a PS2 game.  I'll get the damn desktop already! Now on to find one that fits my budget and can run all those games I have to play at the highest settings.

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Posted by Freeze Time on 01 February 2020 - 09:38 AM

Those parts are fine and should run any of the epic store freebies no (well maybe some) sweat, especially if that 1060 is the 6gb version and especially especially if you aren't concerned if your frames dip from time to time.  Buying used you would want to make extra sure the battery doesn't suck, it doesn't overheat after 20 minutes of use, the screen is in good condition, and that the keyboard/track pad isn't awful and full of cheetos and mountain dew.


Honestly I think gaming on a little laptop screen would be a pain in the butt, especially if you're used to gaming on a 4k tv.  And if that leads you to just plugging your laptop into your tv whenever you want to game at home then you are doing yourself a disservice by not getting a tower that you can at least upgrade over time if you decide you want to spend more time on it.


TLDR: The laptop is fine in the sense that it can play the past few years worth of indies that epic has given away.  Just know you are buying old tech with no real way of making it newer down the road.


TLDR x2: Just use your switch when you're out and about (I've seen you in that forum pretty sure) and get a cheap tower for the apt that you can upgrade over time and hook into your fancy tv.



Keep in mind, PC hardware gets viewed as old very quickly here. Tech is constantly and always changing here on the PC. So much so (on the changing part), I've been debating buying a new desktop for about a week now and been up & down w/ it on the "Do I do this or not?"...namely b/c of all the new AMD and NVidia stuff that's coming this year.


Be warned: PC gaming is not a cheap hobby. To do well here, IMHO...I often think you're looking at either desktops or laptops in the $800-2000 area, just to get something good-to-great brand new (i.e. not used).


Sure, you can save a ton of $ on games w/ Humble Bundles, bundle sites, Epic Store freebies, sales, and other stuff of that sort - but if done right, your real money's going to be spent on the hardware.


Lately, I've found myself less & less using my desktop (i7 950; 16 GB RAM DDR3; 4GB GTX 970; W7 x 64) - and more so using my Acer for older stuff/not as demanding stuff and surfing; and my SC15 laptop for real gaming (i7 7700HQ; 16 GB RAM DDR4; 6GB GTX 1060; W10). So, yeah - a part of me is really in "I want a new desktop" mode...even though it's also not really a great time to be in that mode (i.e. too much change seems to be coming with just this year alone - this doesn't look to be another recursive year of tech).


Let's face it: laptops are not really built for upgrading, for most people. If you know what you're doing, you could bust it open and probably change things like RAM and maybe the HDD/SSD easily - but you probably aren't going to change CPU's and GPU's (they're often welded to the board). If you want to change GPU's in a laptop, you're going to want Thunderbolt 3 (or better) - and most laptops don't come with that anyways (i.e. this stuff ain't cheap and ain't common yet). And then you're going to need another case likely, so you won't likely be mobile to get that boost. And if you're going to want a future & you are looking to future-proof stuff, you're better off w/ a desktop - as parts are much easier to swap in & out there...if you want to be able to do the upgrading route.


We're starting to see a lot of PC parts, PC's (desktops & laptops), and other things...drop BIG time...namely b/c of all the new stuff coming. Heck, look at Reddit and all of the prices dropping at Microcenter for Ryzen CPU's b/c of the new stuff coming around the corner. And it's going to change even crazier b/c everything seems to be changing w/ new consoles on the way too. AMD is really starting to get competitive again (for probably the real first time in 10 years or so) - and things could drastically change soon & fast, w/ new architectures (i.e. read stuff on how the Ryzen works, for example) and the 7nm-based tech that's coming (most Intel stuff use 14nm, for example). We could be seeing one of the biggest jumps & changes in a long time happening very soon within one whole generation of stuff here, since probably the Intel i3/i5/i7 line began some 10 years ago or so...and it could be, this time around, AMD changing the market, not Intel. (For the most part, Intel's normally been the leader). AMD hasn't been competitive in years (probably since the old Athlon days when we had mostly single-core CPU's, IMHO), but...AMD's Ryzen seems to be a major threat to Intel.


If you're looking to basically run all of the stuff from the Epic Store that was free last year - I don't really see much of a challenge from any of those games w/ that system that you mentioned in the above quote. You might have a little bit of a future (me, I have similar hardware on my laptop) - but who knows really how much of one, TBH. It's going to depend a lot on what you want out of the laptop (or desktop) - are you fine w/ just wanting to play at 1080p right now? Do you want 60fps or better right now? If you're looking for just right now - sure, that PC's going to do just fine w/ the Epic Game Store Free 2019 stuff.


And you'll likely, w/ that system, also be fine w/ lots of older games on the PC, too - in which the PC has an insanely huge backlog and history catalogue here (provided you might need to mod older gamers, to get them running at all or even running properly). Plenty of that stuff to find on Steam, GOG, and places of that sort these days. I love that, pretty much, I can still run old games here on my new PC's...with not too much of a challenge and with a little bit of modding/tinkering. Always can check a PC Gaming Wiki, a Steam Guide, or online forum...and find out how to get older stuff going.


And if you want to take the risk of buying used; possibly hotter thermals (this is more common in laptops) and learn how to deal with them (i.e. just don't push stuff too hard & you will just tinker w/ things when necessary - yeah, I learned this from my Acer Nitro 960m laptop); no warranty; and any of those possibilities - hey, it's all your call. I hope you get a great used one for $500, if you're still going that route (b/c if that's things in good shape, that's a nice deal) - but, you still are dice-rolling a bit here, not going new and all. I'd personally rather spend the extra $ and get it new or even a little bit less than new w/ an open box at a retailer (that's been returned and barely touched). Just, you know, do know and be aware of what you're getting into here.


I like laptops and desktops. I have both, a fair amount of laptops (i.e. I have an Acer Nitro laptop with a 960m that I bought in 2016 and a SC15 with a 1060m that I bought in 2018). When I go travel & go places, I often take one of my laptops with me. I can game on that, while I'm not home. Not everybody is going to be buying desktops and/or laptops left & right, like I do here & there every few years. Not everybody lives the same gaming lifestyle I do and doesn't mind tossing around $800-2000 here and there every few years.


Personally, I'm happy w/ 1080p60fps gaming. I'm even more so fine w/ games at 90fps, 120fps, 240fps, whatever - especially w/ G-Sync. I'm okay with 30fps gaming - but eh, I'd rather push better framerates. Some might prefer 1440p, 4K, or stuff of that sort - and want to spend that $. That stuff ain't cheap. I have a 4K monitor - eh, it's really gone to waste, the last year or so...since realizing how much I prefer higher framerates (if a game can go there) and G-Sync (for now). I don't have a card that really can push that stuff that hard; I don't have say a GTX 1070, GTX 1080, RTX 2070, or GTX 2080...or better yet.

These are the posts I needed to read. Thank you both for all this info.

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Posted by Freeze Time on 31 January 2020 - 07:17 AM

I want a laptop because I live in a 400sqft studio apartment. It will also take over my old laptop so I will use it as a computer and a gaming machine. I'm buying a used one because there's no way I'm paying $1,000 or more. I basically want the best bang for the buck. Probably something under $500. Brand new that won't get me any kind of gaming laptop but used even if it's like two years old will be able to get me a pretty decent one.

The games I want to be able to play in 1080P 60fps are all The Orange Box games, Assassin's Creed 4, all of the free epic games over the last year etc. I have an Xbox One X so I'm covered for games like Red Dead Redemption 2.

I found this on offer up for $500
ASUS - ROG GU501GM 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 1TB Hybrid Drive + 128GB SSD - Brushed Black

Good laptop for the price?

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Posted by Freeze Time on 21 January 2020 - 08:11 PM

so a company reduced the value of its game preowned, while increasing the value of it new, and you think it is stupid? it is actually brilliant, anti consumer, but brilliant none the less.

More like it stinks that you have to download all this stuff from the store. It should just be all on the disc.

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Posted by Freeze Time on 20 January 2020 - 05:45 AM

First rule of setting up a router. Plug in a wired connection to do it. Second rule of setting up a router, follow rule one.

Running router setup via wireless connection usually leads to problems. Some comical, some just annoying. Some scary.

I did set up wired to the modem. Figured out how to give different names so I see 5G now.

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Posted by Freeze Time on 19 January 2020 - 10:07 PM

If you name the two connections the same, you will only see one - If you haven't already, give them different names - i.e. MyNetwork-5G/MyNetwork-2.4G. And of course make sure you're using a client that supports both. Also note, 5G will be stronger close to the source - you may only see the 2.4G farther away.

Oh that makes perfect sense. It was almost 1 in the morning and I had been moving all day so wasn't quite thinking clearly haha.
I'll try that out when I get home thanks.