Sledgstone

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  1. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ So Intel has this massive security flaw in their cpus that is so big windows has to patch it. The emergency patch came out this week but it turns out alot of windows pcs won't get the update to auto download unless their antivirus is up to date according to this article: http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-meltdown-spectre-patch-new-updates-bring-fix-for-unbootable-amd-pcs/ I got the update on my main pc 2 days ago but I haven't approved the update yet. I'll be doing it later today. I'm quite enraged by this security issue considering it can cause a 5-30% decrease in performance for some tasks. I also read that this update has been causing some random reboots. Wtf. I use my pc for work and I can't afford random reboots. I've always used Intel cpus in all my pcs but my next computer will be an AMD chip.
  2. I've been reading the manga and its been fun. The chapters come out once a month but didn't cover any of those movies or golden frieza, etc. I guess the manga came out first but the anime passed it by quick but is still being made based off what is going to be written in the manga unlike the original FMA that went into it's own story in the anime. I watched a couple episodes so far, completely out of order but only scenes I've already read in the manga. Some of the fight scenes are way way more drawn out in the anime just to make an episode last longer. There was one fight with Vegeta in the anime that made him look rather stupid and it drew out the fight for the entire episode, while in the manga the fight lasted like 10 pages or so and was way better.
  3. Lmao. I've watched so many movies and forgot to come back to these topics and post about it. Warcraft was a fun movie. I've seen it a few times now. Not the best plot but the environments and cg all looked good. Fimmel really was just like Ragnar. Lol. I was expecting him to at least sound a bit different but it showed that he came right off the set of Vikings. the ending sucked as it lead up to a potential sequel that probably won't happen. I read a while back that a sequel could still happen because the movie apparently did really well in China.
  4. Even if there is matchmaking the biggest time constraint for me is the endless loot grind for top gear to play the raids. The difficulty wouldn't be as much of an issue if it didn't take me 40+ hours of grinding to get max gear only to have a dlc come out and force me to repeat the grid process to continue end game content. I don't have the time or patience for that. Even if anthem has a set level limit like gw2 with a horizontal progression I still wouldn't want raids as endgame content because I'm to casual. 2-3 hours to play a raid will never work out for me. I barely get thru a session of two long 40 minute games of bf1 operations anymore without having something else to do with my time. Every time I see a game with raids as end game content I see all that as non existent content for me. The devs love to put in raid exclusive rewards, skins, armor, weapons, etc. While at the same time not putting any new fancy rewards into regular new non raid content. For me that means no new content and no new rewards to play for and no in game goals. It's even worse when story content is locked behind raids because then I'll never see that story progression unless i watch a YouTube video of it. In the end every update in destiny 1 came with loot grind and raid rewards and that's why I didn't buy any of the dlc outside of my initial hype purchase of the collectors addition. The more I associate anthem with destiny I lose all hype for it. As it is I bet anthem will come out in 2019 and by 2020 we'll be watching a YouTube video about how the majority of anthem was scraped and all the real bulk of the game was designed in the last year of development. It's the new normal now. With this game getting pushed back to 2019 it'll mean we'll have another year of YouTubers making more videos building more hype and bigger expectations that won't be met. For a game to be successful now I think they need to keep it more secret until it's closer to launch so ppl won't have any reason to be disappointed. Instead its all hype train to encourage preorders and once the company knows it has the money regardless of the quality of the final product they just don't care about the final polish or end results.
  5. I finally caught up in the manga! Poor Chad, he finally gets a powerup and becomes much stronger, and boom.. he gets instantly taken out again. \ Did anyone else laugh their ass off when Nell vomited all over that guy's wounds to heal him? X'D
  6. The trailer looked good and its nice to see the dev team interacting with the community but I'm keeping my expectations real low for this game. Lol. Everything sounds amazing but it can all easily turn to crap. The final game will probably have flight but it'll be restricted to specific areas only or ppl will complain about endless invisible walls. I'm sure they'll have pvp and the entire game will be balanced around it. And the moment they announce raids will be the end game is when I'll wait to buy the game until it drops to $10 or less. Lol.
  7. Awesome.
  8. Holy shit. I'm hyped. That is how you do a trailer for a game. Damn.....
  9. Oh man. I remember seeing that clip before now. I completely forgot. That game can be so messed up.
  10. I seduced Bastila in my first play through. I didn't know Mission could get killed off tho. I am still shocked by the amount or ways KOTOR could end. Like this ending with full dark side and turning Carth evil is great: I do want to play through the game again someday just to make Carth kill his own son. I blame graphics. Back in the day like in this old KOTOR clip, the game engines, graphics and cut scenes were so much simpler (advanced at the time of course but still simplistic in regards that rendering a scene completely via the engine wouldn't result in horrible mouth movements matching up with dialogue because the graphics wouldn't represent realistic mouth movements anyway.) that the focus on the game could be put entirely in the plot line and alternate plots based on decisions. Now all AAA games means "best graphics ever", "visually impressive" and "play with friends (so they can see the skins you bought from loot boxes)" and it seems like plots, writing and dialogue all gets thrown to the side.
  11. I use free avast antivirus and free malwarebytes but I don't leave malwarebytes on active protection. Windows Defender is really good at cleaning up malware, but I still do a scan once a month with malwarebytes to be safe. Windows Defender is also an antivirus, but I've seen viruses still get past it and I've had to use avast to remove viruses from 2 different windows 10 laptops that had defender running. I love avast but it's getting a bit annoying to have random pop ups at the bottom right corner of my screen with their own subtle self advertisements to upgrade to their full product. If they ever turn those subtle self advertisements into full blown ads I will uninstall it and get something else. I was checking my laptop this morning and I found out that it is already up to date, so I checked the recent installed updates to see if the intel patch was applied and it was on January 11, 2018. It seems odd that my main pc required me to manually trigger the update after updating my antivirus by choosing a restart time. Considering my laptop did it in a casual end of the day 'update and shutdown' and I didn't even notice it was the intel patch until today. Even though this update is supposed to screw intel cpus with 5-30% decrease in some tasks I have yet to see any impact on anything I do or any games I play. BTW in Windows 10, in the windows update screen, clicking on recent installed updates does not show this update as being installed for some reason. I had to go into control panel, type update in the search, click "Programs and Features" and then click on "View installed updates" and there it was, KB4056892 installed in 2018. That number will be a bit different for people that haven't upgraded to the anniversary or creators updates. Looks like Windows 7 and 8 also got the patch too but also with a different patch number.
  12. Its a shame what happened to this game. I bet it'll be in a humble bundle some day.
  13. I really like that the majority of the enemies in this trailer had lava blood or icey frost damage effects. All the gore in the last game I played was a serious put off for me. Being able to go boating around whenever you want sounds really interesting.
  14. If you haven't played season 1 or 2, the trailer seems to be spoiler free and doesn't reference any of those events. WTF.. Jesus is in this!?
  15. I beat this tonight. It was enjoyable but felt a bit annoying at parts with David's constant assholeness whenever he was around. My favorite part was the helicopter. After I got past it I chose a dialogue option that made Javier look the the helicopter and say "Fuck that. Fuck this. Fuck you helicopter!" I haven't laughed so hard in a good while. I hate that QTE bullshit. I didn't die the entire game until literally the last 10 minutes when I'm on a vehicle and have to hit the square button repeatedly to kill some zombies. Hit the button 3 times, kill three walkers, do it again on this side... and I die horribly. WTF. When I replayed the scene again the camera moved a bit different the second time through and there was a fourth square button press QTE that was only half on my screen way high and was only visible for a half second before it was completely off screen. That was a setup to make me die on purpose.
  16. I'm sick of winter. This crap needs to end. Another day of driving on snow/ice covered roads in zero degree temps that are so cold the rock salt wont melt anything. Its like every road is made of gravel and my car is bouncing all over the place. At least the tall hill roads are getting treated with strong as hell rock salt of a different blend to ensure melting and to prevent accidents. But all other streets are complete ass to drive on.

  17. Into the Badlands season 3 will start April 22.
  18. The new season started 2 weeks ago. That first episode felt like they took every plot line from every season finale and premiere and jammed them all into one episode that felt like a mess. Having all those crazy plot lines somehow get wrapped into one package really makes me realize how bad all those alien plot lines were in the end. But I guess we'll get some closure on all that. The black goo, the aliens, the virus, end of the humanity as we know it, etc. The second episode felt like a straight up action film. lol. More enjoyable but still not really believable considering the age of the characters versus their opponents. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season and I really hope the writing improves. That first episode.. wtf.
  19. Anyone else watch the new episode last night? Its great to see Mulder and Scully team up again. I love that they went right into an alien technology / government conspiracy.
  20. Apparently we're getting an anti aircraft rocket gun soon. And this guy complains that it's to OP. Wtf. Planes have been OP since the game launched and every match has at least 2 guys in planes going 50-2 in every match. I'd rather see planes removed from the game but at least this rocket gun will make things bearable.
  21. Those comments at the end... ouch.
  22. I guess bungie prefers microtransactions over making new content.
  23. ohhhh.. Asgard has fallen? wtf?
  24. It was an enjoyable movie. A bit too predictable at times but the cast felt great and the soundtrack was spot on. My biggest pet peeve for this is the landscape. The crazy guy said that Kong was the last of his clan of giant apes and that he was still small and growing. Thats what gets me... There is no way in hell that island could support an entire population of giant apes. Kong looked completely out of place on that island. All the small normal sized trees, giant open landscapes. Kong just walking around anywhere there could easily see for miles and miles. Aside from him eating a tentacle water monster thing, and us getting to see a random giant water buffalo there is no real food chain there to be seen, yet alone one capable of supporting potentially hundreds of giant apes. That other King Kong movie with the dinosaurs, giant insects, giant trees, massive cliffsides, huge landscapes, etc. was more plausible to me. LMAO!
  25. The last King Kong movie was good but a bit unrealistic with how so many people survived the island. This looks like a good reboot. Kong is the defender of the island... versus Destroyers? If we can get the dragon Primordus to make an appearance at the end it'll be awesome.