They probably aren't harmful, but to anyone whose diet consists of something more varied than bread and water, they absolutely aren't necessary (unless you've been diagnosed with a deficiency!). For the average person, they're a complete waste of money.
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Maybe this is my 'privileged' heterosexual white male side speaking, but I can't stop myself from rolling my eyes when people take offense to things -- especially when it's stuff like this. Okay sure, if someone's making a personal statement about you, getting offended might be a reasonable course of action. But if someone cracks a joke based off of stereotypes or generalizations -- even if it's in bad taste -- surely you can avoid taking it as a personal slight? People should be free to say whatever they want. Don't like what they're saying? Don't listen to them.
I try to transfer the games I'm not playing to my HDD. I only keep a few on my SSD because of space concerns -- 240GB just isn't enough to keep a maintain a sizeable library -- nothing worse than coming home after a Dota 2 update to find your drive has 0 bytes of free space! I have a couple of 3TB drives though so I don't uninstall games when I'm done.
I seriously thought about buying GTA5 and digging out my PS3, but frankly I'm so accustomed to buttery-smooth framerates and beautiful 1440p visuals, I think it'd take me hours to adjust to the dated graphics. I decided I'd just wait for the PC version and enjoy it fully from the start. I need AA even at 1440p -- at 720p, the jaggies must be horrific.
I fail to see how this is MS's fault. You know you can create a new XBL account right?
I'd have to buy another copy of Dark Souls (which would require I create a new steam account) because my product key is locked to my 'child' account.
I'm not really sure why people are defending Microsoft here, except out of obstinacy. Why am I expected to know that my GFWL account is a child account? Seriously. There was no warning. I hadn't logged into that account in years. I wasn't even aware that it was a child account when I actually used it. You can say it's my fault for not switching account types, but jesus, Microsoft's who created these account subdivisions in the first place. When my 360 broke, I figured I was done with Xbox Live forever. Honestly, I never understood the hate for GFWL originally, but having experienced it firsthand, I can say it really is terrible. The sooner PC gaming can abandon MS altogether, the better.
- Make a new steam account.
- Buy Dark Souls
- Copy the key
- make a new GFWL account
- put key in new GFWL account
- launch game from preferred steam account then choose GFWL account in game.
This is an excellent solution, and probably what I'll wind up doing. It's kind of disgusting that this problem exists in the first place, though -- hopefully when GFWL finally keels over we'll be free from Microsoft's bullshit.
Yes, they all redirect to a sign-in page for the parent account. Even talking to the Xbox support guys, they told me I'd need to sign into that account to change anything.
I hate to be the one to say this, but...did you search for a solution? Anyway, the issue is that child accounts don't automatically upgrade to "parent" accounts. There are several easy ways to accomplish this...here's a starting point.
I did search, yes. There's no solution. Trying to access any account settings on my child account prompts me to sign into the parent account (i.e., my mom's account.). They've changed it since the 6 years ago that article was written.
You never changed your account. How is this anyone's fault but yours?
Why should I have to? No, serious question -- how does this make any sense, at all? Who is this protecting? What purpose does this serve? And why is it possible to lock a product key to a functionally useless account, without any warning that it's useless? It's just endless red tape.
Why dont you just buy dark souls again, it's 7.50 vs 14.50 to change your name.
Steam doesn't let you buy a game for yourself if you already own it. I'm not sure if there's even a way to buy just a product key from Steam.
I like 16:10, but aspect ratio isn't really what the deciding factor should be. For gaming specifically, you have two options:
- Extremely fast refresh rate/low input lag (the "pro-gamer" route)
- Huge, pretty screen
Option 1 is going to max out at 1920/X, and option 2 at 2560/x. Option 1 will be cheaper, but the image/color might not be as good as option 2. Option 2 gives way more screen real-estate for desktop applications, but is pushing so many more pixels that todays monitors will never have the input response-time of option 1.
I just bought a new monitor this week and was weighing those options. Some of the best in option 1 seem to be the ASUS VG248QE and one of the BenQ monitors. There's a lot more choices available for option 2, including some of the korean monitors that get quite cheap, but lack the fancy extras (they're essentially huge apple screens that weren't quite good enough for apple, so they throw the most basic components on and sell them).
Yeah, I ran into this issue while shopping for monitors. I wanted a fast 1440p monitor, which they don't actually make. So it was either blazingly fast 1080p 120Hz TN or beautiful and big 1440p IPS. I went with 1440p and I don't regret it at all. Maybe gaming at 120Hz is 'better', I don't know -- but the screen real estate 1440p offers is simply fantastic, the colors are amazing, and the games do look incredible. If your system can handle 1440p I think it's probably the best choice. I'm not a 'pro gamer' but I play a shit ton of Dota 2 and honestly you're going to be more limited by latency than the ~6ms difference in response times between good IPS and TNs.