Greylock3491

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  1. Thanks Pat!
  2. It's a little early, but I wanted to wish everyone a very... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
  3. I love audio books! But now that I don't drive 4+ hours a day I don't listen to them much anymore... But I love that I'm not wasting my life behind the wheel now!
  4. I recently completed Death March (Euphoria Online Book 1) and also really enjoyed it The setup early in the story is a little far fetched but interesting, and the main character, Chris, is like-able and someone you can route for. In short, Chris gets a chance to spend a weekend of full immersion VR in which he hopes he can win his brothers freedom in the real world. The only catch is, he must survive his time in game without a single respawn to get a chance at winning his brother's pardon. And to make matters worse, his free ticket into the virtual world starts him off in the worse possible way. For those interested, here's a summary from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2R2vYv3 I sacrificed everything for my family. It wasn't enough. I lost my mother, and now I'm about to lose my brother. I've got only one thing left to gamble: my life. Which is why I'm willing to play Euphoria Online in Death March mode. If I survive six months in-game against a lethal array of wyverns, ogres, necromancers, and more, I'll earn my brother a pardon. If I lose? Well. I'm done with losing.
  5. So how's Dune as a book/audio book? I've seen the movie but never read the book...
  6. Yeah, one of my favorites! When the released it at $40 I was like, too expensive - but for $8 sign me up!
  7. Get Burnout Paradise Remastered for Xbox One for just $8! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/burnout-paradise-remastered/bqmq3k1blv1t I have it on Disc but will be getting this digital edition!
  8. I just completed the Ritualist (The Completionist Chronicles Book 1) and really enjoyed it There are a few odd things about how it starts, but I have to say I totally agree with the nearly 5 star rating this book gets. The main character, Joe, finds himself a quadriplegic after a horrible accident, but then is invited to be one of the first to play a new full immersion VR game. And since you start the game off with similar stats your had in real life, Joe starts off as an intelligent but extremely week human character. Thankfully, his role as a combat medic prior to his accident gives him a rare healing ability which turns out to be a real plus for his character. For those interested, here's a summary from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TgTfL3 The decision to start a new life is never an easy one, but for Joe the transition was far more literal. After making the decision to become a permanent addition to a game world, it doesn't take him long to learn that people with his abilities are actively hunted. In fact, if the wrong people gained knowledge of what he was capable of, assassins would appear in droves. In his pursuit of power, Joe fights alongside his team, completes quests, and delves into the mysteries of his class, which he quickly discovers can only be practiced in secret. Ultimately, his goal is to complete every mission, master every ability, and learn all of the world's secrets. All he has to do is survive long enough to grasp greatness.
  9. Recently just read, "Negation Force: Obsidan Fleet Book 1" (Sci-Fi Space War/Alien Attack) The book follows several groups of soldiers who try to fight off an alien species attack on a human world. I felt the book started off well, but then got mired in minutiae before hitting it's stride in the final third of the book. It's not uncommon for "Book 1" of a series to have pacing issues, however I'm not sure I liked the characters enough to pickup book 2. For those interested, here's the official summary from https://amzn.to/2qMgrUz The human Confederation has known an unprecedented time of peace, unheard of in a universe where every other species is not only technologically advanced, but also incredibly hostile. The good times are about to end. Out on the fringes, the planet Atlantis is attacked by an alien foe remembered only by the oldest members of the Space Corps. These aliens – known as Vraxar – are abominations of flesh and metal, driven to exterminate every other life form in the universe. Now it’s humanity’s turn. In the ruins of the Tillos military installation, Sergeant Eric McKinney is determined to fight back and find out why the Vraxar have come. Meanwhile, a response fleet is mustered with the intention of facing the enemy head-on. It’s a mission with no hope of success. As events unfold, it becomes apparent the Vraxar have secrets which give clues to their purpose. The answers are more shocking than anyone could have imagined. The lives of strangers are intertwined and together they must try and salvage something from this first exchange in a war that will not end until one side is utterly defeated. Luckily, the Tillos base holds secrets of its own…a warship with an exceptionally powerful Obsidiar core is contained within an underground bunker. It is the only hope for Atlantis… Negation Force is a science fiction action and adventure book which begins The Obsidiar Fleet series. Author’s Note: this book is set forty years after events in the Survival Wars series. There is no necessity to read the earlier books to enjoy this one.
  10. Samsung's brand new Odyssey+ will be $300 ($200 off) this Black Friday week starting Nov. 18th. https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/hmd/windows-mixed-reality/hmd-odyssey-windows-mixed-reality-headset-xe800zba-hc1us/ For those who are wondering, it has the highest resolution of gen 1 standard FOV headsets (including Vive, Rift, and WMR) Sadly, to get one of the new wide FOV headsets like the ones from Pimax, you'll need to spend at least $800 just for the HMD. Will be interesting to see what Valve launches in the coming months (pictures of their new headset have leaked, but no comments from Valve yet)
  11. What Sci-Fi Movies have you seen lately?
  12. Happy Birthday @slimjedi Hope you have a great day old friend!!!
  13. Just watched this with my grand kids and wow, fun and light hearted - loved it!
  14. Agreed! Have you seen any other good movies of late?
  15. Oculus Rift On Sale for $350, Amazon & Best Buy https://amzn.to/2FdXKDe https://www.bestbuy.com/site/oculus-rift-touch-virtual-reality-headset-bundle-for-compatible-windows-pcs-black/5989502.p?skuId=5989502 Lenovo Explorer On Sale for $180 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lenovo-Explorer-Bundle-Windows-Mixed-Reality-Headset-with-Controllers-Iron-Grey-G0A20002WW/148224247
  16. Get Destiny 2 on PC for FREE! Just need a free Battlenet Account: https://us.battle.net/login/en/?ref=https://us.account.blizzard.com/gifts/&app=gifts Ends November 18th.
  17. Love your avatar! The planets are so big and unique, I feel like I could get lost exploring them for weeks
  18. This is the questions I've been asking myself - is there really any need to leave your starter star / solar system?
  19. Don't miss this great deal!
  20. Just heard a fix for the GalMap crash was posted!
  21. With today's update you'll be able to test: - New Exploration mechanics - Introduction of the new Codex - Scenarios - Background Simulation improvements - Cockpit UI changes, graphical enhancements and more! ------------------------------------------------------------------- For more on the BGS: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/452363-Content-Recap-Beyond-Chapter-Four-Livestream-Background-Simulation-and-Scenarios Exploration, Visual and other improvements: https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php/451420-Content-Recap-Beyond-Chapter-Four-Livestream-Exploration-and-the-Codex
  22. Is the future of gaming to be able to Stream your games to any device? The fact is, this is where we are today with Music and Video. Music and Video streaming services are so popular most of us have one if not two or more subscriptions. But Gaming? At first glace I have a hard time believing it, but then again, following the success of Minecraft and Fortnight's cross play on nearly every platform, the news is full of articles talking about streaming games to any device: Microsoft Will Roll Out Video Game Streaming Service in 2019 http://fortune.com/2018/10/08/microsoft-project-xcloud-game-streaming/ Microsoft is building a low cost streaming XBOX http://fortune.com/2018/10/08/microsoft-project-xcloud-game-streaming/ Microsoft Reveals Smartphone Xbox Controller Concepts https://www.denofgeek.com/us/games/microsoft/277312/microsoft-smartphone-xbox-controller Playstation Now Steaming Services now offers 650 games and adds games downloads too https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/06/05/playstation-now-streaming-library-hits-650-games-summer-deals-revealed Google game streaming service makes Assassin’s Creed Odyssey playable in Chrome https://www.polygon.com/2018/10/1/17924554/google-game-streaming-test-assassins-creed-odyssey Google's ambitious new project could fundamentally change the way we play video games https://www.businessinsider.com/google-project-stream-video-games-yeti-2018-10 EA CEO Predicts Future For Gaming Where You Can Play Games On Any Device https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-ceo-predicts-future-for-gaming-where-you-can-pl/1100-6462893/ Apple Claims That New Ipad Is As Graphically Powerful As Xbox One S https://www.gameinformer.com/2018/10/30/apple-claims-that-new-ipad-is-as-graphically-powerful-as-xbox-one- So if these news stories are anything to go by, the next big thing in gaming is Game Streaming. In my opinion the best service will be the one that... Supports multiple devices including Smart Phones, Tablets, Consoles, and PCs Allows for downloading / installing of games on devices when networks can't handle full graphic streaming One monthly rate to both stream your own library from the cloud, as well as get access to a catalog of games The Big Players: There are a lot of little players in this area, but it looks like the big players will be: Sony Microsoft EA Google So, what do you think?
  23. Sale Ends Nov 1st: https://store.steampowered.com/app/359320/Elite_Dangerous/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/441340/Elite_Dangerous_Horizons_Season_Pass/ Best to buy the pack if getting both: https://store.steampowered.com/sub/268720/
  24. Wow - I need to get back into this game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/566860/VR_Dungeon_Knight/ Musket Update Another new update rolls out for VR Dungeon Knight. It's full of guns a new enemy and new adventures.Added MusketsIt is time to pack some heat Dungeon Knight! We’ve added the muskets to your armory. These rifles are a great way to deal a large amount of damage from a good distance. Each musket has its own speciality, like the sniper rifle for large distances and the rifle axe for close combat. All rifles must be reloaded manually after each shot by holding the rifle in both hands while holding your hands close together. Muskets can be unlocked like any other weapon. Added: Musket Rifle The Musket Rifle is the all-round gun, useful for any situation. Make ready, aim, Fire!Abilities and Statistics 30 Damage Stock. Can not Block. 600-2400 Ranged Damage Potential Can Pierce Trough walls/floors and all enemies in a line. Does not have a sneak damage multiplier. Loud sound! Enemies will detect you faster after you shoot. Added: Musket Sniper (Blackmark Weapon) Snipe your enemies from afar with this deadly high ranged rifle. (Or try a no scope.)Abilities and Statistics 30 Damage Stock. Can not Block. 2500-5000 Ranged Damage Potential. Can Pierce Trough walls/floors and all enemies in a line. Does not have a sneak damage multiplier. Loud sound! Enemies will detect you faster after you shoot. Added: Axe Rifle (Blackmark Weapon) What is better than an axe? An axe with an ability to shoot your enemies in the face!Abilities and Statistics 40 Melee Damage. Can Block. 640 Ranged Damage. Can Pierce Trough walls/floors and all enemies in a line. Does not have a sneak damage multiplier. Loud sound! Enemies will detect you faster after you shoot. Added: Sorcerer of Unholy Order (Servant of the necromancer) Once sworn to protect the world from evil. The order of Sorcerers could not withstand the corruption of the Necromancer. Now they dedicate their lives and power to dark magic and destroying any Dungeon Knight in their path.Abilities and Statistics Melee Damage: 30 Can fire magic The magic projectile is homing. Can Teleport at will. Added: Adventure Mode and Nightmare Mode We have replaced the normal and hard difficulty with an Adventure and Nightmare Mode. Adventure ModeThis mode will generate a Dungeon with a combination of traps, exploration and enemy rooms. It has a more relaxed pace and gives the player a mix of exploration, combat and adventure. It's the perfect setting for starting players and shows every aspect of a Dungeon. Nightmare ModeThe Nightmare mode is a more hardcore approach to the dungeons. It only uses rooms with enemies in it, making it more focused on combat and survival. Large rooms without enemies are removed, and the player doesn’t get a lot of breaks between fight. Advised for more experienced players. Added: Portal of Souls The old Multiplayer doors are replaced by the Portal of Souls. Besides the appearance change, it also has a different way to use it. When there is a game available a portal will appear, allowing you to step through and join a fellow Dungeon Knight on his quest.The portal will make it easier to spot and join an available game. Changed: Stealth Trial You will now need 75% of your kills to be stealth takedowns in order to succeed the stealth trail.(instead of no detection) If you remain in stealth while proceeding to the next room all the monsters you skip in the previous room also get added to your stealth kills count. Neat!Monsters you skip mid-combat will get counted to your normal kills count though. Added: New Temple Dungeon Rooms We added some new Temple themed Dungeon rooms. These rooms will expand on the one already in the game and will focus more on exploration and combat. Added: Carry Weight Your movement speed is now capped based on your weight! You know that indicator on your belt. All items and weapons have a weight that will add to your total weight. This will make you slower with large and heavy weapons. This applies to Touchpad Movement AND Armswing. Teleportation will receive a cooldown in between jumps based on the weight and distance in a later update. If you want to be a true speedrunner in this update you need to invest points into dexterity or purchase the thief/assassin class to achieve a fast speed. A heavy knight class with heavy weapons now also plays like one.Speed Cap Very Light is full movespeed. Light is 85% of your total movespeed. Heavy is 55% of your total movespeed. Too heavy is 33% of your total movespeed. Class Changes Warrior now has a 10% Speed Reduction. Dungeon Knight now has a 15% Speed Reduction. Mage Now has a 25% Armor Reduction instead of 15%. Changed: Orcling Increased Throwing Dagger damage of the Green Orcling from 19 to 29 Changed: Orc Increased Throwing Axe damage of the Red Orc from 19 to 35 Changed: Spectral Minions Increased Spectral Clubber dodge cooldown from 3 to 3.5 seconds Changed: Sourcerer Increased Sourcerer dodge cooldown from 1 to 1.4 seconds Increased Sourcerer Damage from 9 to 11 Changed: Spectral Summoner Spectral Summoner health increased from 2000 to 2500. Changed: Pistol Pistol now shoots 15% Faster Pistol Damage reduced from 175 to 170. Pistol is now moved to the other side of the Weapon room to accompany the new Musket Rifle. Changed: Iron shield Changed Iron Shield damage from 35 to 30. Changed Iron Shield Weight From 25 to 35. Changed: Arrow Quiver Changed Arrow Quiver Stock from 45 to 30. Changed: Staff of Light Changed Staff of light Aoe Duration from 12 to 8. Changed Staff of Light Aoe Damage per from 7 to 5. Changed: Demonic Staff Changed Demonic Staff Melee damage from 75 to 60. Bug Fixes Fixed Arrow Quiver to be less glitchy in multiplayer. Fixed Acid material to be more clear and deadly. Fixed Water Material. Fixed small performance drop in Main Chamber.
  25. Since I have a working PS1 I'm going to pass...