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#1 Posted by DaMoo (60 posts) -

On giantbomb.com/chat, I can't reply to live chat messages anymore because the arrow disappeared. On Firefox 63.0.1

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#2 Posted by DaMoo (60 posts) -

To reproduce:

1. On a live video, click anywhere in the progress bar to skip backward.

2. Click "Skip to Live" button.

Expected:

Playback jumps ahead to live video.

Actual:

Video continues playing from current location, button remains visible.

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#3 Posted by DaMoo (60 posts) -

Not sure if you guys are aware of the site auditor built into Chrome called Lighthouse, but it's a very useful tool for analyzing your site against several metrics including performance, accessibility, and best practices. I ran the tool against the homepage and saw that you guys are using some out-of-date JS libraries that you might want to update for security reasons.

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#4 Posted by DaMoo (60 posts) -

I have a similar issue. I am stuck on "Loading..." when attempting to play both pre-recorded and live videos in Safari on iOS 12. However if I hold the refresh button down and hit "Request Desktop Site", the videos will load and play. I don't have this issue in Firefox on iOS.

Seaparate but related issue, I used to be able to play videos without full screening so I could watch while also seeing chat. But now I can't do that, the video pauses in the web page and I have to fill screen it for the video to play. I don't think Apple removed the functionality to play a video in the webpage as it works with other websites like the YouTube mobile site.

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#5 Posted by DaMoo (60 posts) -

To y'all that use Apple devices (and are on iOS 12): I created a Siri Shortcut to do just that. The shortcut pulls from the "Upcoming" section on the Giant Bomb homepage and shows you the results in your timezone. You can run the shortcut as-is, or modify it to add a notification or something. Here's the link you can visit from your device to add it to your shortcuts: https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/bd5c2e2422d443a08612a37f953d25c3 and here's a screenshot of it in action:

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#6 Posted by DaMoo (60 posts) -

1. If I were explaining it to my mom in about one sentence, I'd say it's a company that produces talk shows (podcasts), and short comedy videos around video games.

2. I think a good introduction would be the first episode of Steal My Sunshine. It explains the base premise to a person who may not be intimately familiar with video games. It has comedic value and sets up the premise for a long-running series, and involves a widely recognizable video game series / character.

3. Don't have anything specific, but I would gather a lot of the clips that make it into the weekly "Best of" compilations and clips from videos on the 10 year page would make good candidates.

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#8 Posted by DaMoo (60 posts) -

I'm in the middle of doing the same thing. I doubt I'll finish the series by the time the new game releases, but I'm having a lot of fun revisiting the titles. I played through 1-3 when they released, and I believe the first PSP game. I never touched Ascension but I didn't hear great things so I'm not expecting much.

If you are thinking about completing this task like I did, the only thing I'd change is to play the two PSP games back to back going between PSP control scheme to PS3 and back again was bad.

I was planning on playing them in release order, but I think I'll just do 1-3 and then the PSP titles. I hadn't considered how the control scheme would change and bouncing back and forth between PS3 and PSP schemes would probably not be ideal.

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#9 Posted by DaMoo (60 posts) -

Hey there! I know it's a little late, but welcome back to GB and the community! I'm not sure how much you've already discovered on your own, but I'll do my best to give you the answers you're looking for.

  • I'm looking to start with catching up on games I missed from like 3-4 years ago before even contemplating recent stuff. When I checked out of gaming Shadow of Mordor was what everyone was going nuts for. To help give you a time frame of the games I will be looking to play. Short list of games I know I want to be able to play that are more recent, I think, are Blood Bowl 2, and Total War Warhammer. Still can't believe they didn't call it Total Warhammer. I think there might even be a second Total Warhammer. Man is it tough being so out of date.

There is a ton that has happened in gaming over the past 3-4 years. It would be impossible to list out every major release, let alone all of the indie gems that happened. My best recommendation would be to go through each of the GOTY's that you may have missed from GB and friends. The guest lists will help fill in some gaps that the staff might've missed.

  • Because of my living situation a desktop is sadly not an option, so I'm going to need a laptop. What's the standards in graphics cards and processors I should be looking for if I eventually want to play more recent games? Is AMD still terrible? Is the i7 processor still high end? Is 8GB of RAM still good enough? What about installation inflation? Are games 100 GB yet? Would a 1-2 TB hard drive still be enough? Are higher capacity SSD affordable yet? Have SSD been replaced yet? Do I need to install a port anywhere on my body yet? What part of the body has the smallest amount of irritation for the port? I'm not expecting to run whatever the new hot thing is maxed out, but I would like to be able to play the odd more recent game from time to time

Even though you're not building a desktop, I would recommend using a popular building website PCPartPicker, along with maybe a dedicated subreddit/forum to brush up on the latest hardware trends. In short:

  • AMD isn't terrible, Ryzen is a great new chipset that is very much worth looking into, especially since those chips are not vulnerable to the recent Meltdown security vulnerability and won't have large performance hits from patches. I currently run an i7 but for my next build I will definitely be looking into Ryzen. I would recommend looking up performance benchmarks for Ryzen and newer i7 chips.
  • RAM prices have skyrocketed. I've been running 16GB for the past 3-4 years and it's been fine. I think most standard pre-builts use that option as the most common.
  • SSDs have gotten more affordable, yes. I run a 500GB SSD and it's been great to me for loading times. Besides the standard SATA connector, you might want to look into M.2 SSDs, it's a faster connector.
  • Videocard prices have gone the way of RAM prices due to cryptocurrency mining. Stuff is way too expensive to be parting out a PC yourself. But in general, the 10xx GTX series (Pascal chipset) from NVIDIA has been the new king in performance for the past year or so. Not sure about AMD, but they have a new line of cards with the name "VEGA". Again I would look into benchmarks for that stuff and draw your own conclusions on power per dollar.

As a final note, I've heard that it's actually better to buy a pre-built desktop or even a laptop for gaming these days because of how outrageous the RAM/GPU prices have gotten, so you're lucking out on that front. Hopefully that's enough information to get you started, best of luck!

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#10 Posted by DaMoo (60 posts) -

Not sure if this is the correct place to request features for the Roku app, but I would really like it if the app could sync playback progress with the website. The beta version of the app has been working great recently (past few months), thanks for all the improvements!

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