Vakri

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  1. The problem as I see it for why so much crap gets so popular, is that a lot of people don't actually care about the music itself, they care about irrelevant crap like how "cute"/"hot" the singer is and other nonsense. The actual music itself barely matters. People are also too easily swayed by "popularity" (whether real or perceived). Even if an "artist" is a complete nobody who can't sing or rap or write music worth a crap, all it takes is a slick music video that presents him/her as a cool new hip awesome somebody who all the cool people like, and/or for some already established artist/actor/what-have-you who people think is cool to endorse them, and suddenly no matter how crappy they actually are, they'll make millions and have tons of fans.
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    Borderlands 2

    I found out a friend of mine with a similar PC decided to buy it and it ran ok, so I took the plunge and it does indeed run smoothly (constant 30+FPS) with view distance down to low and no anti-aliasing.
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    Borderlands 2

    So it turns out the game runs silky smooth with most settings on high. I threw a tantrum for nothing. Sweet.
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    Borderlands 2

    Yes, it was a bit of an overreaction; I was in a bad mood yesterday anyway and this just ticked me off further. Still, I have the money, I just don't want to waste it on a game that won't run (well, at least). And minimum/recommended specs, I've found, are rarely accurate. For e.g., my old PC, supposedly met or exceeded every recommended spec for Battlefield Bad Company 2, yet the game ran like crap on even the lowest settings. I've encountered a lot of games like that; unless my PC is either waaay above the recommended specs, or below minimum, I never bother with using specs as an indication of how well the game will run. I rely on demo's, but Gearbox has "graciously" decided not to have one. Re: pirating, I actually suggested it not as a serious option but more as a "it's kind of stupid that you don't have a demo and I have to potentially resort to illegal methods just to make sure that I'm not wasting $60 only to find out that the game doesn't even run on my PC" jab.
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    Borderlands 2

    Wow, Gearbox is a bunch of a-holes. I've got an aging PC that technically should be able to play the game, but I'm unsure how well. I'd like to try the game out before I buy it, yet there's no demo. So I made a thread on the official forums asking about my options. Is there gonna be a demo eventually? Would Gearbox care if I "pirated" the game just to try it out? Or am I basically just screwed, forced to either not get the game or take a gamble and maybe have it not work well at all? The response was essentially "go watch some youtube videos or play the game at a friends house" (which completely failed to address my post) followed by the thread being locked, then deleted. I've been looking at the forums and it looks like several other people have asked about a demo only to be insulted, then have their threads locked. Screw you, Gearbox.
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    Diablo III

    User Kost at MMORPG.com sums up my feelings on the matter nicely:
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    Diablo III

    Anyone else see this? David Brevik was asked about his thoughts on D3 and gave an honest and rather muted response, and here's how some current Blizzard employee's reacted: Not shown in the pic: Andrew Chamber's comment: "Cant wait to see how he brings all his answers to Marvels diablo clone. Looking forward to him beating us out of the industry with his actions!" I always thought that Jay Wilson was kind of a d-bag...
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    Diablo III

    As someone who's had a lot of bad to say about this game, I do think this is a good step in the right direction. I'll probably reinstall and play again after this.
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    Diablo III

    Personally I think BoP with the ability to trade any items you get with those you were playing with when you found them (for a limited time at least) would be ideal. Of course something like this will never happen, as there's no money to be made with such a system.
  10. I'm looking for a laptop for my grandmother for under $400. No 3d gaming, it just needs to do basic internet stuff (Facebook, blogging, tweeting, etc.) as well as HD videos (Netflix, youtube). Right now I'm looking at: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215345 $379 15.6" screen (don't want any smaller) Pentium B940 (2.00GHz) 4GB DDR3 Memory Intel HD Graphics Is that a good price-to-parts ratio? Is it overkill? Any recommendations would be appreciated.
  11. I didn't even notice your initial post when I made mine. Sorry if it seemed like I just kind of wrote you off. It's kind of hard for me to explain what precisely I'm looking for, though even the stuff that doesn't fit exactly is still nice; your song "Run Away, to Far Away" is great, for instance, and more along those lines would be just fine.
  12. Exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. Thanks Radiowar and if anyone has anything else, I'd be forever thankful. Well, alright, thankful for at least a couple of hours, maybe a day, tops. But still, thankful none the less.
  13. So I'm looking for some techno/electronica/trance of a particular variety, whether a ReMix or otherwise. It's kind of specific and hard for me to describe exactly, but basically what I want is ambient/atmospheric with a darker, sadder, ethereal and/or "peaceful" (but not really "chill") touch. Here are some examples of the general type of "mood(s)" I'm looking for, though note that the examples aren't all of the "electronic" variety: "Fear Not" by Fray, particularly the ending (3:50+) Bal-Sagoth - The Ghosts Of Angkor Wat (ignore the intro; song starts at about 0:15) Urfaust - Outro Sinke Dus - Premonition Jeremy Soule - Luxon Theme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCw_QS_QRls I know basically nothing about electronic music and have been getting my "fix" of these sorts of soundscapes from artists who make largely non-electronic music. I figure there's probably a lot of electronica/trance/etc. artists out there with music that's at least somewhat along these lines of what I'm looking for that I've never heard of before. I'm not too terribly picky so even if you're not sure if a song matches exactly what I'm looking for, I'd still be interested in at least checking it out. Thanks in advance.
  14. ...but that's what these sorts of events are for! Scoring political points and furthering agendas! I mean, ABC is already trying to implicate the Tea Party: "Stephanolpoulos: I'm going to go to Brian Ross. You've been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant. Ross: There's a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea Party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don't know if this is the same Jim Holmes. But it's Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado. Stephanolpoulos: Okay, we'll keep looking at that. Brian Ross, thanks very much." You see, that's what these sorts of incidences are for. The left will use this incident to blame the Tea Party, "violent rhetoric" from the right, and use it fuel their push for stricter gun control, while the right will blame violent movies and video games, the "left-wing hate machine" and whatever other bull-crap Bill O'Reilly and friends can manage to pull out their a-holes, because politicizing the hell out of these sorts of incidents is the American Way.
  15. Dark Tranquillity Ne Obliviscaris Be'lakor Insomnium 4 bands that both write smart, intelligent lyrics, and who's fans/concert goers are largely nice and mature people (as are the band members themselves). Now for something more on topic: I hate Lamb of God worth a passion, but I agree that that hatred is irrelevant to Blythe's guilt. The video in the OP is apparently not the actual incident in question so it's hard to judge, but my gut says it was probably some idiot who deserved to be pushed off stage and that Blythe isn't really at fault.