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  1. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    I over-explore too. I just wanted you to know to don't do that because of my question. If you are going for datapoints, you will have a great time with the game story-wise! You don't even need to...

    I over-explore too. I just wanted you to know to don't do that because of my question. If you are going for datapoints, you will have a great time with the game story-wise! You don't even need to find all of them (the major ones are more obvious, you will understand when you find them), even though you will probably do so without too much of a hassle.

    It's great to speak to someone playing the game for the first time and listening (reading) what they found out and how the game is so far! I have finished the game kinda exactly a year ago and replayed it three months ago, memories are still live!

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  2. Comment on What watch do you wear daily? in ~hobbies

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    I wear Pinetime (or rather this). I had Pinephone for some time, so I went for Pinetime to match it. Also - I'm cheap and Pinetime is cheap, so we go together :-) It is very basic and lacks a lot...

    I wear Pinetime (or rather this). I had Pinephone for some time, so I went for Pinetime to match it. Also - I'm cheap and Pinetime is cheap, so we go together :-) It is very basic and lacks a lot of features... It can show you time, you can set it without phone, you can use alarm on the watch withoutphone too. It has stopwqtch, timer and alarm functions. You can control media playback from it. It also counts your steps and you can use built-in heart rate sensor whoch is slow to get first reading but seens accurate. Watch has only vibration motor, no speaker. It does notifications of course, you can pickuo or hang the phone from it (or just mute it), but you can't interact in any way with text notifications (no replying). There are a few watchfaces but you can't customize it to yourown style (if you know programming really well, you can). I have problems with connection once in afew days - watch disconnects from phone and even hough it's paired, I have problens getting it connected again (have to restart the watch or BT on phone or the whole phone). Given that my wife has Pinetime too and has different phone and the sameproblems, I think it's problen wth watch itself. Well, I knew I'm basically buying devkit and becoming betatester of product that won't ever have final version, so I'm okay with it as is.

    If I had to buy standard watch for me, I would only get one concrete watch - titanium skeleton atomatic watch. I wouldn't care about brand much (if it was some known brand) and the only thing I would step down from would be titanium (for stainless steel) if I had to. But given I'm cheap and such watches start at the lowest of over 200€, I'm not byuing any. Also I'm quite used to notifications on my Pinetime and also my job doesn't require any dress code, so no need for a nice mechanical watch, really.

    EDIT for Pinetime: It lasts on battery for ages. If I don't use HR sensor and just wear it and use it for time and notifications, it can do 10-14 days.

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  3. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    I won't spoil anything, don't worry :-) I just wanted to know what you think so far. Don't over-explore or anything like that because of my question - you're doing great and I think you didn't...

    I won't spoil anything, don't worry :-) I just wanted to know what you think so far. Don't over-explore or anything like that because of my question - you're doing great and I think you didn't miss anything at this point.

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  4. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Yup. And wait until you know more. Are you questioning the story or the game world yet?

    Yup. And wait until you know more.

    Are you questioning the story or the game world yet?

  5. Comment on Nintendo is suing the creators of popular Switch emulator Yuzu, saying their tech illegally circumvents Nintendo's software encryption and facilitates piracy in ~games

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    I had my fair share of not owning the games that I played... I have bought many of those later in my life though - either because I felt like in debt to developers or the games were that good that...

    I had my fair share of not owning the games that I played... I have bought many of those later in my life though - either because I felt like in debt to developers or the games were that good that I simply wanted to actually own them. Those days are long gone for me, though.

    Nowadays I wouldn't even bother pirating anything. I can easily find info about the game, reviews online, reviews by other players, gameplays... I know what I'm buying. And I do that on Steam mostly, where I can return the game if I have to (and I have done so a few times). The emulator scene is more for my comfort than anything else. I mean I still have my hacked PSPs and my Vita. But I also have my most prized games in physical form for those (and I haven't really played other/pirated games there, excluding emulators - again for my comfort, I'sgreat o play San Andreas on the go with phyaical controls!).

    I just hope Yuzu will continue to live. Not only because of the IP that its developers made and should be proud of (because it works, not because it is misused), but also because if Yuzu gets taken down, flood gates open to take down anything...

    Nintendo is known as being overprotective of their IPs. And I understand that. But while smaller studios make games and even encourage players to share their gameplay, Nintendo does completely opposite. If they could, they would force us to not say Pokemon or that Italian plumber names aloud, to shut up because it is their protected IP and we don't have permission to use it.

    I hate such practices which eventually led to things like that meme with buying vs. pirating a DVD. The worst part is that this meme is actually true.

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  6. Comment on Nintendo is suing the creators of popular Switch emulator Yuzu, saying their tech illegally circumvents Nintendo's software encryption and facilitates piracy in ~games

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    Nowadays you just put a few keywords into Google (ie. how to play breath of the wild on PC or similar) and then almost everyone can do it. The thing isn't just about hacking or playing free games....

    Nowadays you just put a few keywords into Google (ie. how to play breath of the wild on PC or similar) and then almost everyone can do it.

    The thing isn't just about hacking or playing free games. I run games that I own on my emulators. Why I don't play them on the original hardware then? Well, have you tried taking your TV and PS2 and some powerstation with you on a tram? Switch is at the very least portable, but you can only use it for games... It is its strength - you buy it for playing games and it's great at doing that. But when I got Steam Deck, I can now have whole PC with me everywhere. And also PS2. And Switch. And I don't have to take half my house with me anymore.

    I understand that majority of emulator users may not be like me - owning the original hardware and software. But that is of least concern for me as all I want is play the games that I own and at the very best in the way I want. Which is why I love emulators. Not because pirating games... If Nintendo brings Yuzu down, they shut their door for me as paying customer. I can be like that.

    I have GTA3, VC and SA on my Vita. Why? Because Rockstar... They brought down re3 engine (well, it was just decompiled or whatever, not built from ground up, so the law was on Rockstar's side) resulting in me searching for the ports of thi engine on Vita - perfect device for enjoying those games! They actually raised the inerest in me by their actions. They got on "no buying" list with GTA5 though. Bought it on Steam to play on Steam Deck only to learn that you can't start the game while offline. Dealbreaker for me (can't return, bought long before I got SD in my hands to try) = no money to Rockstar ever again. Bethesda is on the list too and Nintendo might get there soon...

    As others stated - guns are not banned, yet they are usedto commit crimes. Cars are not banned, yet they are used in deliberate run-overs. Knives are not banned, yet they are used in attacks on other people. All of those have their valid uses too. Why should emulators be banned then? I use it to play games I bought and which I have hardware for. Nintendo got my money, they were not robbed by me. Others may use emulators to see if their software would run on (jailbroken) Switch as expected (let's call it software devkit). And yet some people may use it for playing pirated games. But as with guns, knives, cars etc. - the people who misbehave should be responsible fpr the actions they do while using them, not the ones who made the gun, knife, car or emulator. Also we won't be stopping production of cars, knives and guns because they cause deaths... Why should emulator cease to exist whe it doesn't even cause physical harm?

    I guessit's more about personal belief or opinion than anything else. My view on this is pretty clear - if someone made emulator from ground up.or by reverse engineering (and then frm ground up), it is their rightful software and they may do what they want with it. It is their intelectual property. "Oh, it runs your games? Well, that's not our concern. We do not provide any of YOUR software." I didn't do any research, but if Yuzu is not just decompiled system from Switch, then I stand with it in this David vs. Goliath battle.

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  7. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Sorry, I missed it's with DLC in your link. Yeah, 61 would seem about right. I think DLC is longer than 15 hours though, I still think you are on a 100 hours ride :-)

    Sorry, I missed it's with DLC in your link. Yeah, 61 would seem about right. I think DLC is longer than 15 hours though, I still think you are on a 100 hours ride :-)

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  8. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    HLTB is without DLC though :-D I finished the base game in around 60-70 hours while doing basically everything and not using fast travel. That was medium difficulty. I have replayed the game on...

    HLTB is without DLC though :-D I finished the base game in around 60-70 hours while doing basically everything and not using fast travel. That was medium difficulty.

    I have replayed the game on Ultra hard half a year later just for the story (and achievements, did one side storyline as well and just a bunch of side quests) and clocked around 40 hours. That would also.somehow correspond to HLTB.

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  9. Comment on Nintendo is suing the creators of popular Switch emulator Yuzu, saying their tech illegally circumvents Nintendo's software encryption and facilitates piracy in ~games

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    Isn't this a nice paradox? That emulators exist because of such behaviour of the big companies? The harder they will go after them, the more emulator scene will rise up against them. And it may...

    Isn't this a nice paradox? That emulators exist because of such behaviour of the big companies? The harder they will go after them, the more emulator scene will rise up against them. And it may not be long before gamers stand against them too.

    I bought Tears of the Kingdom when it released so my mind can be at ease playing it on my Steam Deck. I also own Switch Lite, so I invested in Nintendo all the money to legally play the game - once this situation happens, they shouldn't even start caring about how I play the game.

    By doing this they arenot making themselves look good in my eyes - in the eyes of their paying customer. They don't inspire me to buy more games, let alone another console.

    EDIT: It's the problem with today's world. Nintendo could have made the games downloadable on their site with encoded owner in the game file and disclaimer "If this leaks, you are responsible, your account will be banned (or whatever). You may use this filw to run in unofficial emulators, we are not reaponsible for the experience you will get, though."

    You would have official file that you could download and put on SD card and on your Switch whenever you wanted to play it. Or use it in emulator if you are this kind of person.

    Atripping right from customers will always lead to people trying to go around such obstacles. And it may eventually lead to people giving up on trying and forfeiting your brand completely. I never paid for Netfix etc. - it either exists in physical (or downloadable DRM-free) form for me to buy and own or I'm not interested.

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  10. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Oh boy, there is so much waiting for you!

    Oh boy, there is so much waiting for you!

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  11. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    I came out of Witcher 3 with that action RPG comparison. You are right in that it is more Assassin's Creed though (I played only Black Flag, might be different from newer ones). It will be more...

    I came out of Witcher 3 with that action RPG comparison. You are right in that it is more Assassin's Creed though (I played only Black Flag, might be different from newer ones). It will be more like action-adventure. Although there are skills involved... It is hard to categorize this.

    But it is one great game nonetheless, if you go in absolutely blind, you are there for unforgettable ride!

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  12. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Then ypu are in for 100 hours instead of 60 :-) I'm the same as you, I have to go everywhere and explore everything and my first playthrough with DLC included was 100 hours bang on.

    Then ypu are in for 100 hours instead of 60 :-) I'm the same as you, I have to go everywhere and explore everything and my first playthrough with DLC included was 100 hours bang on.

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  13. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Have a good time with this game! It is stone age weapons at the beginning of the game, you will get new stuff through the game. The story is great and if you don't know absolutely anything about...

    Have a good time with this game! It is stone age weapons at the beginning of the game, you will get new stuff through the game. The story is great and if you don't know absolutely anything about the game other than how it looks, you will have a great time learning everything about it.

    If you could, keep me posted (in this thread) here and there, please, I would love to see someone go through the game and their feelings how it all unfolds and clicks together!

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  14. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    Toki Tori and Toki Tori 2 are on sale on Steam for less than 2.5€ combined. They are cute puzzle platformers, each one play very differently to the other, both will get you thinking. If not for...

    Toki Tori and Toki Tori 2 are on sale on Steam for less than 2.5€ combined. They are cute puzzle platformers, each one play very differently to the other, both will get you thinking. If not for you, then maybe buy it for your kids (available on other platforms too, Switch for sure, don't know if it's on sale there right now).

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  15. Comment on Save Point: A game deal roundup for the week of February 25 in ~games

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    This is great price for at least 60 hours of gameplay of this excellent game! For any possible buyers - don't spoil it for yourselves, don't read up anything on it, buy it just based on you liking...

    This is great price for at least 60 hours of gameplay of this excellent game!

    For any possible buyers - don't spoil it for yourselves, don't read up anything on it, buy it just based on you liking action RPGs and based just on the game screenshots (medieval warfare against sci-fi robots). Go in blind and you will love the story!

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  16. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I've played firsz one a few times (say 5) recently and now when I play the second one (after almost 20 years of previous playthrough), I feel like there is more just to do. I'm not soeaking about...

    I've played firsz one a few times (say 5) recently and now when I play the second one (after almost 20 years of previous playthrough), I feel like there is more just to do. I'm not soeaking about story here, but KotOR 2 seems just more streamlined to me. You have better customization of weapons and armor, I also think you have more to choosefrom (dark/light side) and the game just feels a bit bigger (feels bigger doesn't actually.mean it is bigger).

    If we go for story, then yeah, KotOR 1 might be better. But as overall experience, I like to play KotOR 2 more.

    I have just glanced at Jedi Survivor and given I don't havepowerful enough PC, I didn't bother researching more about it. Looks good, I can't really say more. But I wanted to thank you for your opinion on it. I might skip it for Fallen Order - I will definitely have a look at that one.

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  17. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I'm playing SW KotOR 2 for thrid week in a row. I have written about the game in previous threads, so I will be short this time. In my opinion, this is the best Star Wars game up to this day. I...

    I'm playing SW KotOR 2 for thrid week in a row. I have written about the game in previous threads, so I will be short this time. In my opinion, this is the best Star Wars game up to this day. I love games like Baldur's Gate and I also like sci-fi and this game just managed to connect the two into one and what emerged was perfect game. It may bot have the best graphics or dubbing or whatever, but it still plays grrat and givesme the same enjoyment as it did back in the day.

    I'm thinking about next game to play. It will likely be either Zelda BotW or Witcher 3. Both will be replays, I played and finished them in 2020. I just can't pick... And sine it will be 150+ hours game, I should pick wisely. Any ideas?

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  18. Comment on I want to hear about your unknown favorites! in ~books

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    I will try my best here, although I'm not that much of a reader and even less reader of unknown books. I specifically searched for one book - this is how much I wanted to reqd this one. It is Last...

    I will try my best here, although I'm not that much of a reader and even less reader of unknown books.

    I specifically searched for one book - this is how much I wanted to reqd this one. It is Last day of creation by Wolfgang Jeschke. This book was inspiration for very unusual realtime strategy game Original War and that's the reason why I wanted to read the book. It is about time travel into distant past to acquire strategic resources for the future. I think it is well written and reads like a wind - it is kinda short book and you can get through it in a few hours.

    My second tip is Porn Star-Everything You Want To Know And Are Embarrassed To Ask by Steven St.Croix (male pornstar). The book is written in a question-answer manner and IMHO is agreat look into porn bussiness of days long gone (say pre-internet era). I have read more books written by pornstars, Ron Jeremy wrote quite hilarious biography! Lisa Ann's first book is also good, Linda Lovelace's Ordeal is very interesting read.

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  19. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I have struggled with controls la lot, but that was due to playing on Steam Deck :-) You might be right, the game is modern in some ways, yet old school in others. Resident Evil is great example!...

    I have struggled with controls la lot, but that was due to playing on Steam Deck :-) You might be right, the game is modern in some ways, yet old school in others.

    Resident Evil is great example! I remember playing 4 where you couldn't walk when you were aiming. While it's not logical, I percieve it as great game mechanic.

    You may actually want to replay OG System Shock, or Enhanced edition (haven't really played myself). If nothing else, you will have direct comparison woght now when the memories from remake are live.

    I wonder if I felt like this with sone other game... Where remake or similar project was worse in some unexplainable way. It's not remake but rather restart of the series - Fallout 3. While I liked the game and how it transformed turn-based isometric into first-person "not really shooter", it lacked and still lacks something from the first two games.

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  20. Comment on Walmart buying TV-brand Vizio for its ad-fueling customer data in ~finance

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    My TV has 4 HDMI inputs, I was careful to have that when I was buying the TV. It is 103 or 106cm, so not that heavy as yours. I wouldn't give it away for anything! I just hope there is some kind...

    My TV has 4 HDMI inputs, I was careful to have that when I was buying the TV. It is 103 or 106cm, so not that heavy as yours. I wouldn't give it away for anything! I just hope there is some kind of usable and not expensive technoloy out there when it dies on me... Right now, I wouldn't know what TV to buy... This one cost around 600€ bac then and I would like to buy something at least that good and not for much more. Size can be the same or a bit bigger. The thing is that everything on the plasma is so fast! And the TV has great speakers on it's own. If you account for 4 HDMIs and great remote, there isn't that much to choose from nowadays. Also - central pivoting stand (that I actually use to turn the TV)! They cared for customers back then...

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