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#1 Posted by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

@turtlebird95: Yeah, they all seem to be overpriced. I hope that there's maybe a few reasonable options but the ones I see cost about 25-33% more than they should. I can't see anyone dropping that much money on one of these things simply "because they're small". You're better off building a proper desktop and then figuring out some other solution for piping the video to your main tv. The savings would buy you a year's worth of games.

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#3 Posted by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

    "You may not get expert play but you'll get a handy tip every once in a while."

    *Crashes plane on runway*

    Giant Bomb: Putting words into practice.

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    #4 Edited by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

    Dan getting fucking wrecked in the Smash Bros tournament is probably the funniest thing he has ever done without saying a word. I love that the announcers didn't know Dan was an editor at Giant Bomb until after the first match. Well done, Dan. Fucking classic.

    EDIT: Just finished watching that video. Everyone should watch it. Fucking hell. Way to go, Dan. Christ. This is fucking great and I don't even like Smash Bros.

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    #5 Posted by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

      Call me crazy but Phil Spencer seems solid as fuck. I'm personally a PS4 owner but it feels like Microsoft has been taking so many good steps recently. They did a fantastic job at showcasing their indie stable of games (a lot like Sony did last year and this year).

      They have a long way to go (as do Sony and Nintendo) but I feel incredibly optimistic about where they're headed.

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      #6 Posted by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

        I wasn't going to say anything but this needs to be said. The map on the back wall is a Mercator projection so it is not showing the correct sizes. Landmasses closer to the north or south poles are much larger than those around the equator. For example, Greenland on that map is much bigger than Africa when in reality Greenland can fit inside Africa multiple times. #E3Mysteries #Busted

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        #7 Posted by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

          @slash213 said:

          how large is this secret arcade mansion

          my local movie theater (this is what we have instead of arcades) has maybe 7 games tops

          Someone recently sent in a bunch of arcade boards. So these can all fit in a few large plastic tubs. I they play a few of them on the most recent UPF.

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          #8 Posted by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

          @corvak said:
          @winternet said:

          The last time I read the initials AMD was like 2005 or something. The hell is that conference?

          Basically, AMD and PC Gamer fronted the cash for an event with their names on it. Expect lots of stuff that either isnt on consoles or didnt get into one of the big three. Not sure if Valve will be there, but i'll be surprised if they aren't somewhere, and that seems like the place for "Hey guys, Steam Machines!"

          Huh, I haven't heard about this. Sounds kinda interesting.

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          #9 Edited by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

            It appears that the only thing that is unfinished.... is this quicklook. YEEEEAAAAAHHHH!!!

            I'm just kidding, I love the countdown thing. I love that someone put effort into that thing despite it not really being seen by anyone except the GB crew.

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            #10 Posted by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

            I think others have said this but I want to reiterate it. If you are constantly feeling short on crowns, a very good way to make some money is to deconstruct sea shells to get pearls. These can be sold to blacksmiths for an incredible sum.

            If you make your way to Novigrad, there is one merchant (near the place where they burnt people at the stake) who sells sea shells (but not by the seashore). There is a blacksmith only a few steps away where you can break down the shells (and sell the pearls). I've found that by the time I run back to the merchant, he has restocked. You can sell roughly 30 black pearls for thousands of crowns and it only costs you a few hundred to buy the same number of shells.

            It feels a bit "gamey" to do this over and over so I only did it when I was in dire straights, specifically when I needed food to heal but I didn't have enough money to afford to pay 28 crowns for a chicken.

            Lastly, I recommend playing on the difficulty below the hardest (I forget what it's called). The combat is incredibly brutal at points but I loved (hated) the feeling of running around a war-torn landscape desperately searching for food and water (and the money to buy it). I found that it added to the very deliberate and real feeling of the world. The combat also gets much easier once you level up a bit and get better equipment.