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by Artukka
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: PC specs and 3Dmark scores
Replies: 58
Views: 3414

PC specs and 3Dmark scores

Time Spy - 6,212 (6,301 graphics, 5,752 CPU) Firestrike - 15,260 (18,543 graphics, 15,783 physics, 6,420 combined) Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3400 MHz (stock) GTX 1070 @ 1607/1797 MHz base/boost clock (small factory overclock) RAM is DDR4-3200 I paid way too much for these results since I upgraded my PC when my...
by Artukka
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Ready Player One
Replies: 36
Views: 1123

Ready Player One

My feelings about the book pretty much mirror CrckrJack's. My first read through of the book was entertaining enough for some of the suspense and fun of the contest, but when I went back to read it again more recently it really just felt like a huge pile of references without much in the way of clev...
by Artukka
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Stranger Things
Topic: Stranger Things - s02e06 - Chapter Six: The Spy
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Stranger Things - s02e06 - Chapter Six: The Spy

I also appreciated the almost-subversion that the doctor was pretty much exactly what he presented himself as to the family.
by Artukka
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Star Wars: Battlefront II
Replies: 37
Views: 701

Star Wars: Battlefront II

I've seen some posts on reddit that plausibly contend that EA's backtracking has all been basically a pre-planned part of their marketing strategy -- a means of maximizing revenue and extracting as much as possible from people who will tolerate the greedier incarnation of the business model, while c...
by Artukka
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Replies: 34
Views: 1710

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Why do Europe wizards/witches use brooms but American ones constantly use teleportation? I think the reason broomsticks are more prominent in the Harry Potter series is that Harry and his friends are children throughout most of the films, and you don't learn to teleport until you're a teenager and ...
by Artukka
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Stardew Valley
Replies: 38
Views: 1376

Stardew Valley

Energy can be a major limiter early on but after a bit of progression it becomes basically a non-issue. Using most tools consumes energy, but swinging your scythe does not. Eating food restores your energy.
by Artukka
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Amazon and WB in talks for LotR series
Replies: 18
Views: 386

Amazon and WB in talks for LotR series

This doesn't interest me all that much. It could be good, but I'm not sure how much of Tolkien lore really will adapt well for television, especially if they wouldn't just be doing a longer form version of the Lord of the Rings books, which the movies already did a decent job of. I think there are m...
by Artukka
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Counterpart - JK Simmons - Starz
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Counterpart - JK Simmons - Starz

I'll be checking it out.
by Artukka
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Stardew Valley
Replies: 38
Views: 1376

Stardew Valley

Ah, yeah, I figured that the "1200 subs" bit was a joke but I forgot that Steam even had a livestreaming feature so I figured you might have a channel on Twitch that only your friends ever visit. :)
by Artukka
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Stardew Valley
Replies: 38
Views: 1376

Stardew Valley

What's your Twitch channel, Tyler?

And I imagine Stardew Valley should run on any PC built in the last several years. Any modern integrated graphics should be able to allocate at least a gigabyte or two of memory.
by Artukka
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: The Wire
Topic: Community watch of "The Wire"
Replies: 38
Views: 1425

Community watch of "The Wire"

No worries, thanks for keeping us posted though. :)
by Artukka
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Halt and Catch Fire on AMC
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Halt and Catch Fire on AMC

I started watching this show as it aired but got frustrated with it around the 4 or 5 episode mark and stopped watching. Some time after the second season aired I'd heard that it improved a lot though so I gave it another shot, and I really enjoyed it. The last few episodes of the series got me more...
by Artukka
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Favorite 5 currently running shows
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Favorite 5 currently running shows

Re: Fargo, I suppose that's true. I'm not sure what would fill that vacancy then. Probably Bojack Horseman, or The Expanse.
by Artukka
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Favorite 5 currently running shows
Replies: 22
Views: 807

Favorite 5 currently running shows

Legion, Brockmire, Better Call Saul, Fargo, The Americans
by Artukka
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Shows
Topic: Mr. Robot (USA)
Replies: 56
Views: 2519

Mr. Robot (USA)

I am. The second season was a bit uneven and weaker than the first overall (in my opinion) but it was still mostly a pleasure to watch. I appreciated how they depicted the aftermath of the events of season one in a fairly low key and believable way.
by Artukka
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: The Wire
Topic: The Wire - s01e13 - Sentencing
Replies: 7
Views: 257

The Wire - s01e13 - Sentencing

Out of curiosity, did you ever buy that D'Angelo killed Deidre?
by Artukka
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: The Wire
Topic: The Wire - s01e13 - Sentencing
Replies: 7
Views: 257

The Wire - s01e13 - Sentencing

The parole board will have people like Rhonda and others reminding them that Avon was the kingpin and that a cop was shot while investigating him, so he should have a somewhat rougher time getting out early as compared to someone with a similar rap sheet. Of course with the likes of Avon (and Levy) ...
by Artukka
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: The Wire
Topic: The Wire - s01e11 - Cleaning Up
Replies: 3
Views: 164

The Wire - s01e11 - Cleaning Up

Did you catch how at the end of the last episode Wallace and Poot were on the wire arranging Wallace's return to Baltimore? Prez didn't either -- in fact he marked the call non-pertinent, repeating the very first mistake he made and was lectured on when the wire first went live. Prez has learned som...
by Artukka
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: CPT PC Gaming Club
Replies: 87
Views: 4824

CPT PC Gaming Club

A heads up for anybody interested, Blizzard is doing a free weekend for Overwatch this weekend (starting Friday, Sept 22 at 2 pm EST).
by Artukka
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: The Wire
Topic: The Wire - s01e11 - The Hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 278

The Wire - s01e11 - The Hunt

Santangelo, yeah, and he was a pretty half-hearted snitch at that. McNulty complained at one point about how Santy was always in the wind and he'd cover for him with Daniels... Santy was likely deliberately avoiding McNulty so he wouldn't have anything to give to Rawls. On the other hand, slipping t...

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