Kinarion's forum posts

#1 Posted by Kinarion (378 posts) -

That needed saying. Thanks.

#2 Posted by Kinarion (378 posts) -

This sort of contract is not remotely enforceable, as your lawyer friend mentions. If PSN goes down again, expect a rash of suits from good lawyers who know their way away around contract law way more authoritative than this.

#3 Posted by Kinarion (378 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse: If you watch carefully, there's a guy in a bear suit.

#4 Posted by Kinarion (378 posts) -
@RadioactiveGazz: Pretty speculative question, but the answer from the GB crew seems to be 'no'.   But if you care about my opinion, that's below.
 
For me, well, if you're looking at the competition for photo-realistic CG representations (which would be the type of "best looking" you'd consider for GOW) Starcraft II's real-time rendered scenes were even more impressive.  If I were to nominate GOW, which I might, it'd be because of the tissue depth (models with underlying bones, organs, etc.) and the scale of the environments, which were the really show-stoppingly awesome aspects of that game's "look".  Unfortunately, I spent that entire game tantalized by both of those things.  I knew the work had been done to render all that content, the organs and those huge environments, in real-time, but in the absence of some surgery mini-game or a Google Earth-esque zoom control, I didn't get to appreciate either feature nearly as much as I would have liked.  And since we are talking about "best looking", not  "best looking in dev mode", those issues might knock it off of my list too.  
#5 Posted by Kinarion (378 posts) -
@RadioactiveGazz: Maybe the guys just don't like entrails.  "Best Looking" is a lot more subjective than even something as vague as "Best Graphics".
#6 Posted by Kinarion (378 posts) -
@X19: Where they will see my taller room mate.  Fuck all. 
 
@Chrisbbq: Hot damn! That does look perfect -- plenty of battery and screen with a minimum of weight and enough power to keep me watching Quick Looks.  Thanks, Chris!  In the interest of teaching men to fish and what not, how did you track that down or did you just have it in your mind? I searched on my own and never even ran across it.
#7 Posted by Kinarion (378 posts) -
@No0b0rAmA: No experience with them either. I might ought to head down to best buy and surf around on one of their machines.  Thank for the help.
#8 Posted by Kinarion (378 posts) -
@X19 said:
" @Kinarion: Don't they do batteries with more cells to make it last longer? I used to take a 30min walk everyday with my laptop and an instrument on my back to uni so I don't see that as a big deal. It's some good exercise for you as long as you keep eating right ;)  "
They do make bigger batteries for some laptops, but not for this beast.  It's from a generation or two before they started manufacturing gaming laptops with the ability to switch between integrated graphics and gpus, so it's sucking the juice full time.   The bummer of a big laptop is the packing and unpacking becomes a needless hassle when you're always having to plug in and no laptop bag fits your computer. And god bless your back. I certainly don't eat right, but I do exercise, weather permitting.
 
@extremeradical said:
" @Kinarion said:
" @extremeradical said:
" In that case, what about a netbook that is simply not powerful enough to play most games? You could get an Acer Aspire One or an ASUS Eee PC for less than $300. "
I was thinking about Netbooks, but I don't really have any experience with them. I was concerned that the limited screen real estate would make it difficult to compare documents on the fly. Do you have any history using them? "
Personally, I'd try to stay at or above 13", both for the screen real estate and for the sake of the keyboard. 11" is still serviceable, albeit a bit small. I can't recommend anything below that. "
Thanks for the advice. Numbers like those help narrow down my search.
#9 Posted by Kinarion (378 posts) -
@No0b0rAmA: You know, I really don't have any idea.  Usually it's the sort of thing that will show up in an ambitious grad-student's powerpoint. I'm not well versed enough in computers to give any answer better than that.  I suppose I'd just like to be able to run 720p video smoothly, if that provides a more useful benchmark.
#10 Posted by Kinarion (378 posts) -
@extremeradical said:
" In that case, what about a netbook that is simply not powerful enough to play most games? You could get an Acer Aspire One or an ASUS Eee PC for less than $300. "
I was thinking about Netbooks, but I don't really have any experience with them. I was concerned that the limited screen real estate would make it difficult to compare documents on the fly. Do you have any history using them?