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#1 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1053 posts) -
#2 Edited by charlie_victor_bravo (1053 posts) -

Endurance Runs - that is the place where the soul of Giant Bomb is forged and with out it, the very essence of it withers. Sure, it might be a daily grind and daunting task, yet out of this gauntlet walks men with new visions and heightened spirits. Endurance Run - this is not only what we want, but it is the very thing that you need.

#3 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1053 posts) -

Man, I should not click on these. I should have learned that all this is just weak bullshit and does nothing more than depress me and dilutes my faith in humanity.

#4 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1053 posts) -

In regards to the "Increase endurance for hiking with added weight": I found that good running condition relates to this heavily. Before my service, I played lots of soccer and was able to run over 3,1 km in the Cooper test. With that base, carrying around 25kg basic load all the time was no problem, neither was the 40kg full load. Full load with couple of 10kg mines and camping stove however was something I would rather not haul all day. So those that want to have good hiking condition, running is good option. Hiking with a load is easier if you can keep energy up by eating right and staying hydrated.

#5 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1053 posts) -

Nothing short of brilliant! Made me smile.

#6 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1053 posts) -

I bought Gamecube back in the day just to play the Wind Waker - I am getting eerie feeling that I might accidentally get WiiU just for Bayonetta 2.

#7 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1053 posts) -

@christoffer: My point was that hours of streaming is unusual situation and might produce problems. MK2 is not really designed for that - people that use it for movies and that sort of stuff don't do long takes (it is really hard to think movie scene that is continuous shot that lasts over 5 minutes).

#8 Edited by charlie_victor_bravo (1053 posts) -

Using a camera with 35mm sensor for Twitch face camera is an overkill since resolution and bitrates make it look not far from good web-camera. Also the hdmi singnal that MK2 gives out has in my experience been somewhat of problem for some devices. Overheating can be issue based on things I have read, but has never happened to me (I have continuously shot at maximum about 10 minutes) or anyone I know (some of whom shoot professional stuff).

#9 Edited by charlie_victor_bravo (1053 posts) -

@charlie_victor_bravo said:

Origin - a quality software that somehow manages to take 95% of my CPU power when it is downloading a single game and doing nothing else. Yeah, considering the price of electricity, I think I'll pass this one.

Even if that is no exaggeration, how long does it take you to download a game and how often do you see yourself getting Origin games in the future? If what you are saying is true, and it takes you three full days to download DAO with a 56K modem, you are out what...50 cents? That is assuming your computer would not have been in use for those three days if not for the Origin download, otherwise the download itself is hitting your wallet even less.

Electricity thing is exaggeration, but CPU load is real problem. It actually hits ~95% for few minutes and the settles around 40% - meaning that downloading DA:O might take more CPU power than playing it. Also this means that working on a computer and doing something like Photoshopping is made more frustrating by a badly designed program (google "origin cpu usage"). Free stuff is nice, but Origin still sucks.

Steam and Origin doing same thing - being idle and downloading. Steam is now way greatly optimized but compared to Origin it light years better. Origin actually takes more CPU power downloading a game than Photoshop takes handling a 16-bit dslr raw-files.

#10 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1053 posts) -

Origin - a quality software that somehow manages to take 95% of my CPU power when it is downloading a single game and doing nothing else. Yeah, considering the price of electricity, I think I'll pass this one.