Ben_H's forum posts

#1 Posted by Ben_H (3468 posts) -

Galactic Battlegrounds is a surprisingly solid RTS. Though that could be because it was basically reskinned Age of Empires 2. I had a lot of fun with it back in the day. I still have a disk set for it somewhere.

#2 Posted by Ben_H (3468 posts) -

@ben_h said:

How dare you all doubt

Tuesday is always the day

The Bombcast is out

As I said before

Tuesday is always the day

Never not Tuesday

#3 Edited by Ben_H (3468 posts) -

How dare you all doubt

Tuesday is always the day

The Bombcast is out

#4 Edited by Ben_H (3468 posts) -

I got a t-shirt (that I actually wear quite a bit. It's got a bunch of 8bit Mario sprites on it), a couple games, and a calendar out of Club Nintendo, so I can't complain. All for just buying stuff I would have bought anyway.

#5 Posted by Ben_H (3468 posts) -

UPDATE: Finished my assignment. It was way easier than I thought. I did it in under 2 hours.

Weekend of slacking off it is YAAAAAY!!! Time to remove orc heads.

#6 Posted by Ben_H (3468 posts) -

Work and then do homework. I'll probably take part of Saturday to do nothing, pending on how far I get in my assignment today. My goal is to finish it today and then do nothing for the whole weekend but chances are I'll procrastinate and have to work on it all weekend.

If I get that assignment done, I kinda want to 100% Shadow of Mordor, so I may chip away at that. Otherwise, just relax, read a bit. Maybe catch up on school readings (for one class we were told "oh just read chapter 3 for next class". It turns out chapter 3 is over 100 pages of rather dense mathematical discussion. yay).

#7 Posted by Ben_H (3468 posts) -

I might. I just want to see how transferring games will work with it since I have a fair number of digitally-bought games on my 3DS.

I may not though. My 3DS still works fine and I have a backlog of around 6 games for it.

#8 Posted by Ben_H (3468 posts) -

Of the ones posted above, I think the MIT and edx tutorials are best. I've gone through the Codecademy stuff (I did the HTML/CSS, Python, Javascript, and Ruby a couple years back when I was first starting my CS degree). It's okay but it doesn't do a good job of making you learn. It seems to lean more towards "Here's this thing, do it" and then 5 minutes later you will forget what that thing was because they told you exactly what to do and the exercises are basically a case of copying and pasting combined with changing a variable or string. I much prefer tutorials where they teach you concepts at first and then give you problems and you have to use the tools they taught you. That way is much more in line with how you learn programming in a formal program of some type at a university or technical school.

I usually point people wanting to learn the basics to the MIT one myself.

#9 Edited by Ben_H (3468 posts) -


The delay is a bummer but I'd rather they polish it up completely than release a broken mess. I'm sure a lot of us have awful flashbacks to GTA IV's PC release.

The requirements seem quite reasonable in contrast to some other recent releases (edit: just noticed the HDD space. Oof. This one will be going on the spinny drive rather than the SSD for sure). My old PC from 2010 could theoretically run this game quite well. I was expecting far more demanding specifications. Hopefully the game scales well.

Minimum specifications:

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1, Windows Vista 64 Bit Service Pack 2* (*NVIDIA video card recommended if running Vista OS)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive

Recommended specifications:

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB
  • DVD Drive
#10 Posted by Ben_H (3468 posts) -

I only had 2 (top left and bottom right) so that is what got removed. Top left wasn't causing issue but since I was being knocked out and drugged up anyway they decided to get it at the same time. The bottom right one caused no end of issues before it was removed. It only went half way through my gums so that area hurt non-stop and had to be cleaned out a few times a day because food could get caught in it, it was pushing against the tooth beside it, and was causing nerve pain in other teeth. I was glad to have it out. They gave me some nice powerful painkillers and I was on vacation for two weeks so I had a GREAT TIME following surgery.