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  1. Holy crap, it's been way too long since I lasted visited the site. I was at PAX East and attended the OCremix panel, got to meet Bahamut and zircon there and I also took some pictures the night before of people at the Jamspace. Was a treat meeting Bahamut and zircon in person, hopefully I can make it down to Magfest this coming year and meet some more people.
  2. Yea, I read that, but you still have chance in the game that you will get a crit or not. If you wanted to boil the game down to pure skill crits are an unwanted factor.
  3. I agree with much that zircon said, mainly that crits should stay on the server. I would love to play on a serve without crits but I guess for me the removal of crits should only be for serious play (i.e. leagues or tourneys) as it is just one more factor that removes chance from the game and pinpoints it down more so on individual skill leve. Crits are a random chance, they have nothing to do with skill so if the server were to move away from a more pub-environment to say a private-community based server (where a lot of "pro" players scrim or play on) then yes I would probably advocate the removal of crits. As it stands now I think crits on the server are fine and as zircon said, can really even out some stacked teams or turn the tide of a battle.
  4. Well I just bought another 2GB of RAM for whenever I update to Vista (and I had to RMA my old 2GB) so I guess I'll use 4GB in there whenever I get back my old RAM.
  5. Does 3.5 gigs of RAM still function in dual channel? If it doesn't then running 3.5 gigs of RAM is kinda moot for me since I'd rather have it running dual channel.
  6. That would work fine if he didn't want to play TF2. He could have bought a Intel Mac but the price would have skyrocketed compared to the components he got. Installing Linux wouldn't really work as your casual PC gamer probably wouldn't spend the time to get their games up and running at full speed (if they could be played at full speed).
  7. He got a Gigabyte DS3L, and yes I do believe he will be using Vista. Not many other options if you want to use 4GB's of RAM.
  8. You can do this pretty damn easy with the PC version of Guitar Hero 3. There are tools out there and it takes about 2-3 minutes to add a song in there so it takes a little to add a whole batch of songs but once you are just adding singles its pretty damn easy. I recorded a couple remix customs using fraps and they can be seen here: http://www.vimeo.com/763002 (virt - My Frequency is 140.85) http://www.vimeo.com/764007 (SnappleMan - Break the Silence) and not a remix, but VGM releated.. http://www.vimeo.com/765900 (Black Mages - Vamo'Alla Flamenco)
  9. What's your budget? You can build a pretty damn powerful computer now for under $800 that will run most games out currently at high settings. Here are some pretty simple recommendations (match with what some have said in the thread already) CPU: E8400 Motherboard: Gigabyte DS3L RAM: Unless you overclock this doesn't matter, just get 2 gigs of DDR2800 Graphics Card: 8800GT Hard drive: Cheap as hell now, buy whatever you can here Case: I like the Antec P18x line or the Antec 900 but these cases can run sorta expensive unless you find a nice deal Power Supply: Antec, Corsair, OCZ, Seasonic are some brands I would recommend looking at. Don't skimp here it can really hurt if you buy something cheap.
  10. At 40" and $1500 you are pretty much restricting yourself to LCD's. I would really recommend going with any of the 8G Pioneers as they are probably the best flat-panel tech TV's but their 1080p variants are also pretty damn expensive. Samsung is a pretty safe bet, their 81-series uses a semi-flawed LED diming technology that gives pretty damn good black levels for an LCD. I think they would also fall around your level. By no means are the cheaper HDTV manufacturers bad products but when you spend a little more you usually see it in areas like the TV's scaler, black levels, and other aspects of the picture quality that may not bother your casual user but could become problems if you can easily spot out impurities. Also pretty much no TV out there is pefect (well, HDTV CRT's are about as close as you'll get but they also weigh about 200+ lbs.) so you'll have to deal with whatever flaws the set you buy is going to have. Shoot over to avsforum if you want to read up more on the sort of things you should look for when buying an HDTV.
  11. You'd really need a multimeter to check out a power supply. How are you handling your RAM when you get it? ESD can be pretty common with computer components if you aren't careful. Just ground yourself and then handle the RAM or use an antistatic wristrap or mat.
  13. Doing everything last minute, it looks like I will be going. Bought a ticket when they announced the show but I wasn't 100% sure if I could go. Looks like I am going now.
  14. You'll have to wait a long time to see Blu-ray prices dropping down to DVD prices. It is a fair trade off to me as normal DVD's don't cut it on HDTV's even with upscaling DVD players or receivers. I used to pay $15-$20 for all the DVD's I was buying a couple years back and it didn't bother me at all so these prices are fine. Seeing movies in HD with a good transfer is amazing and more than makes up for the couple $ I lose.
  15. Your story of sitting behind Marty O'Donnell reminds me of my story of going to the PLAY! premiere in Chicago. I had nabbed front row seats and came sort of early. As I walked by my seats I saw some seats with paper on them and didn't think much of them until I got situated. I turned around again to look at the paper and they had these names written on them: Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Yuzo Koshiro etc. I can't remember everyone who was there but good to say I was seating right in front of about 5 or so pretty prominent Japanese composers. Was pretty cool and I didn't really have the guts to turn around and say anything to them (my Japanese was much much weaker than it is now so they probably wouldn't have understood me). Oh yea Jason Hayes (WoW composer) sat to my left and I did get to talk to him a bit. I also think Jeremy Soule was either to my left or right.
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