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#1 Posted by chiablo (1005 posts) -

Why settle when you can get the best?

On a serious note though, I've had bad luck with Saitek in the past and would discourage anyone from getting the X52. If you want a great (and inexpensive) joystick, look at the Thrustmaster 1600m. It uses the same hall-effect sensor as the Thrustmaster Warthog, has a throttle slider on the stick base (which will save you desk real estate), and is left-hand friendly.

#2 Posted by chiablo (1005 posts) -

Watch some tutorial videos on how to shave with a safety razor before you begin, go slow your first few times and you'll be fine. Once you learn all of the intricacies of how your facial hair lies, you'll be able to shave just as quickly with a safety razor as you did with a multi-blade one. I do three passes: With the grain, across the grain, and against the grain; this gives me the smoothest shave with a negligible amount of razor burn.

An alum block will be one of your best purchases, it's an astringent and will prevent razor burn. It also acts as a teaching tool, when you shave too closely it will sting like nothing you've ever felt before.

My blade of choice are these: Astra Platinum. $10 for 100 blades and each blade will last about 4 shaves.

Finally, stay away from "The Art of Shaving", you can get higher quality shaving gear online for a quarter the cost. The only thing I've found to be worthwhile from that store is their after-shave balm.

#3 Posted by chiablo (1005 posts) -

DotA is life consuming. Don't ever start to play DotA if you haven't yet.

...but you should probably play DotA, it so good!

#4 Posted by chiablo (1005 posts) -

I wish this announcement would have happened after the Game of the Year stuff was over. As it stands, this announcement is getting buried among all of the top 10 lists. But maybe this is how Patrick wanted to go out... not with a bang, but as a silent spelunker walking into the sunset with the chaos at his back and the winds of change blowing through his hair.

#5 Posted by chiablo (1005 posts) -

There were a few genuine laughs from me, but I wouldn't call it a good movie. It's essentially a live action South Park episode, minus the kids. I was hoping it would have been a bit more based in reality. Drew's debrief and Vice's excellent documentary were far more entertaining than The Interview because the wackiness is real, no need for embellishment.

#6 Posted by chiablo (1005 posts) -

I just got a Thrustmaster Warthog... Elite is so god damn amazing with it. Get ye a joystick!

#8 Posted by chiablo (1005 posts) -

If I had a popular website, I would ban talk of random games like "I am bread" just to watch people go nuts.

"Our site creator has celiac disease, so all discussions of "I Am Bread" are forbidden. Any bread or cupcake related discussion will result in an immediate ban without warning on this site.

#9 Posted by chiablo (1005 posts) -
#10 Posted by chiablo (1005 posts) -

@deegee said:

I've said it countless times on this forum and I'll say it again.

Bioshock is utter, complete garbage.

Rant and rave to me all you want about the amazing setting and atmosphere, but the fundamental gameplay of the game is awful. It's like they didn't even realise they were building a shooter and just slapped some gun controls in there last minute.

I agree wholeheartedly. I firmly believe that if you played System Shock 2 back in 1999, that you were horribly disappointed with Bioshock.