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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/acto
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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
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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 complete
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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 Sink
  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 tha
  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.
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