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#1 Posted by snakesdr (88 posts) -

It was a strange kind of sadness to be so cut up over the passing of someone I never met, but as a lot of you have expressed, I felt like I knew him. I will miss him, but I'm glad that I got to see this awesome guy do plenty of dumb shit on the internet. He always looked like he was having a blast.

RIP Ryan.

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#2 Edited by snakesdr (88 posts) -

I'm experiencing the same problem. I'm using the following:

Chrome version24.0.1312.57 m (latest)

Windows XP SP3 (all the latest updates)

An older system with a 3.0Ghz dual core, 4GB of DDR2 RAM and a 512MB Radeon 5450 (not a very good card, but works well enough for hd video)

I had no issues running any of the video options or resolutions before and also the download for the HD version is very slow (90 Kbs when I normally get 1400 - 1800 Kbs).

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#3 Posted by snakesdr (88 posts) -

Like others have said, I go back on harder difficulties on subsequent playthroughs. There have been exceptions, like Uncharted 3 (I had played so much Uncharted 2 online leading up to it I felt like I would find normal a bit easy) and Alan Wake (I had been given a recommendation to play it on the hardest setting it would allow on the first play), which went pretty well, but generally I focus on story the first time, and learning the game, and then if I want more I go back for some extra challenge.

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#4 Posted by snakesdr (88 posts) -

I originally went with the control ending, because I felt it was the best solution that didn't involve killing things or making a decision for trillions of lifeforms about how they will evolve (Synthesis). Overall, I'm pretty happy with the additions. My Shepard reached a higher existence that allowed him to protect all life for eternity. He was also able to help rebuild what was destroyed (relays included). For my super-heroic-ultra-nice paragon Shepard it was a pretty fitting conclusion, to sacrifice himself for the good of the many. The Synthesis ending would have been a pretty good choice too, but still, I didn't feel right making a decision that changed the lives of so many, and irreversibly at that. It's nice that they put this out, it did improve the endings in my opinion and very few game stories have had their endings altered let alone improved post release. I think it's important to remember that Bioware didn't HAVE to do this, but I'm glad they did.

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#5 Edited by snakesdr (88 posts) -

It can be a bummer to have a different voice actor for a character in a game, but honestly I think it ranks pretty low on changes I'd rather not see in a fighting game. When thinking about Tekken characters I think of their appearance and their moves. The sound of their voice? Not so much. But hey, that's me.

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#6 Posted by snakesdr (88 posts) -

Just Put in Battlefield 3 to patch up and get ready to get back into it after a long break from it. Just before that though it was the Tomb Raider Trilogy.

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#7 Posted by snakesdr (88 posts) -

I just sent a request.


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#8 Posted by snakesdr (88 posts) -

I am also Australian and my ISP is also Telstra Bigpond. Download speeds are still very slow (10 kB/s) for both the video content and bombcast. Youtube links run nice and fast, but anything from the site is slow. Definitely seeing a pattern with Telstra customers, but there are also some from other countries, so it's hard to say.

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#9 Posted by snakesdr (88 posts) -

1. Deadwood - I had a marathon viewing session of all 3 seasons on DVD (bought them only having caught half an episode on TV one night) over a long weekend and was so upset that it had been cancelled. It solidified me as a fan of Westerns and completely desensitised me to cursing, sex, nudity and violence forever.

2. Doctor Who (Matt Smith) - I've thoroughly enjoyed the new Matt Smith series' of Doctor Who and I'm currently working through the 'new' series' starting with the Christopher Eccleston episodes and will be getting onto the David Tennant stuff soon.

3. Breaking Bad - I am loving the shit out of this show, I've been told to watch this since it came out and just hadn't made the time until now, such a great show.

4. House - I really loved House for the first 5 - 6 seasons, but started to feel like it was running too long after that. Still those early seasons are great and I still love those characters and Hugh Laurie has stayed consistently brilliant despite the show's tired formula.

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#10 Posted by snakesdr (88 posts) -

I've been experiencing the same issues with streaming (while having no issues with other sites) and the downloads are ridiculously slow (13Kbps when I typically download files at 800 - 1000 Kbps) and this has been the case pretty much since the move to the new offices. I understand they have had a lot of work to do, but it's made video content pretty much unwatchable (unless I start the download and wait 10+ hours to watch it, and that isn't even for HD).