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@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'


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#1 ZacDeath

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 12:13 PM

My last system was a PS2, but most of my free time, I play Sega Genesis. I want to get into some new games like Shovel Knight, and the Messenger. I would rather just play these on my pc, rather than buy a new system. It appears I can download these games through sites like Steam, but have no idea where to even begin, or how it all works. If some young person who hasnt been out of the loop for 20 years can offer some advice, that would be great. Thank you.
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Posted 15 September 2019 - 12:36 PM

Steam is probably the go-to PC gaming "system"

 

All you'd have to do is download the Steam client, purchase the game through Steam and it'll be added to your Steam library. To play the game you'd launch Steam and then start your game of choice.

 

It does require an internet connection to start, update, and play however. There's an offline mode but it gets to be somewhat of a hassle to use.

 

GOG.com is another good service. No client or library. You'd buy the game and then download it to your system and can start playing. There's no DRM or need for an online connection after you've downloaded the game. It's the closest you'd get to purchasing a physical copy (sans the literal physical copy natch)


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 01:12 PM

GOG used to be older games, but it's getting more to update as of late, so you can find new and newer stuff on there too. I hope your PC is fairly up to date, as some games do have some wicked running requirements: even stuff which doesn't look like it would require a beast of a machine to run can require a beast to run. Even more so with games in early access.

 

So yeah, Steam. Download the client, make an account, and then... have fun. The store is built in, so you can check out games to your hearts content. It also offers a "free to play" section. It's a lot of crap, but usually less system intensive as they tend to be designed to be accessible to everyone (cause they survive on microtransactions.) and there's a lot in there.

 

In a similar vein: bethesda, EA, epic games, ubisoft and probably a bunch I don't know about have their own clients. If you end up at a point where you want to play a game, and cannot find it on steam, it's likely on one of the others. Lots of times, games end up on steam (being the biggest such service.) eventually, but it's entirely up to the different companies and whether they want exclusivity.

 

If you want to build a collection of stuff quickly, and fairly cheap: hit up the humble bundle. Games for donations. I mean, more to it than that, but that's the concept.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:36 PM

If you are just interested in more "lower tier", older, or indie games, GoG is a solid recommendation.  They do have a nice client and by not requiring DRM gives you a LOT more flex with when you can play your games.

 

Not sure I've bought much from Steam since going all in GoG.



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Posted 30 September 2019 - 05:41 AM

I got both Steam and GoG. At first this seemed like a gold mine. The idea was I would connect my tiny laptop to the TV, then play using my old pc controller. GoG wont recognize my controller and I lose sound and it gets glitchy using a hdmi cable with Steam. I havent thrown any money down anything yet. I really want to play the Messenger, but I need to figure out all the bugs, before I start investing.
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Posted 30 September 2019 - 04:00 PM

You can turn off the steam overlay if you want, under "steam", then "settings" then "In-game" and unchecking the box that reads "enable the steam overlay while in-game". But it should be your graphics card outputting to the TV, so maybe try using a different HDMI cable if you can. Double check your video drivers as well: being up to date makes a difference.

 

There is NO universal controller support. Some work, some don't. PC's automatically recognize xbox controllers if you plug them in. It takes some work to get PS3/4 controllers to work, but they do work (and do so fairly well.). Third party controllers (like logitech.) are generally well supported. You need to look at the information for each game on the store page (in steam: It'll be on the right side of the page. Along with information like how many players it supports, if it supports cloud saving, or VR, all over the language options.) GoG.com has the same information in a similar place. Just look for it under a heading called "game details". You want the words "full controller support" there to make sure it's mostly likely going to work. So maybe get the model of your controller and see if there's up to date drivers for it. Otherwise, maybe invest in a cheap new controller.

 

You have a good idea there. But the connection from PC to TV can be finicky at the best of times. Some times jiggling the port works, sometimes you need a better quality cable (I learned this lesson myself cause of a recent acquisition of a higher end DVI cable and was utterly SHOCKED at how much better, brighter and faster it was responding. I am genuinely considering switching the monitors around now.) and make sure your TV can handle the resolution your laptop is outputting. Downscaling always sucks. But since you said the sound was cutting out, I suspect you simply need a new cable.


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 11:14 PM

GoG wont recognize my controller

 

I'm confused what this means, since GOG is neither an operating system nor a game. Are you saying you've already bought games from them, and none of them support the controller? Or that you can't use the controller in lieu of a mouse for the desktop or something.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 06:54 AM

Pretty sure he meant the game. But GoG DOES have a new launcher called GoG Galaxy, and it seemed pretty good when I last looked at it.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 11:17 AM

I can also suggest the XBox game pass for PC. Its a flat rate each month and you get a lot of games to choose from. I have been using it to play Dead Rising 4 and Hollow Knight recently. 



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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:52 PM

I got some free games, Crossing Souls specifically says to use a controller, but it doesnt work, so I use the keyboard and it is hard. I also got a controller game through Steam, and my controller works fine.
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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:50 PM

Yeah, the game itself might not be recognizing the controller OR the game might require you choose to use the controller in the options. Check the games options to see if you can switch to a controller, if yours is recognized it'll work.

Which controller is it anyway? You might be able to find out it's general level of compatibility if you have a name and model number.
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Posted 03 October 2019 - 07:31 AM

Most modern pc games with controller support expect an xinput compliant controller, so any xbox 360/one gamepads SHOULD work. Non xinput devices can be made to work by using either a special xinput driver to translate the inputs into xinput format or by going into the game's controller settings and making adjustments. I use my old dualshock 3's on my pc all the time.

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 06:42 PM

Steam recognizes my old school Gravis Gamepad, I just had to cycle through the settings menu. I bought The Messenger and I am loving this game. Thanks for your help everybody. I need to be careful, I could easily blow $500 buying all kinds of games on this.
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Posted 13 October 2019 - 06:46 PM

Steam recognizes my old school Gravis Gamepad, I just had to cycle through the settings menu. I bought The Messenger and I am loving this game. Thanks for your help everybody. I need to be careful, I could easily blow $500 buying all kinds of games on this.

Awesome, Glad you got it to work!

 

Yeah, you can. Quite easily. I spent 200 on my first steam sale when I didn't really have it. The next year I dropped another hundred. The following year, and since... about 20-30. You have a wishlist; make judicious use of it. Steam will tell you when a game on your list goes on sale. And they will always have sales. They do weeklys, and the summer and winter sales, and flash sales sometimes for special events. You do not have to pay full price unless you absolutely want to. Build your wishlist, and just enjoy the free game steam will always provide: the waiting game.

 

Edit: ALSO! Steam has forums for each game. You can check them for technical stuff, like making the game run smoother, or cures for CTD's, and changelogs for updates and community opinions. Like all forums, don't take it too seriously, some games have outright toxic fandoms.


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 12:33 PM

And to make doubly sure you don't pay any more for a game than you have to, SteamDB keeps a graph of the price of every game over time, so you can see if "on sale" means "as cheap as it's ever been" or not.

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