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Today's adventures in #NoMansSky  
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Took some hackery, but I was able to get it to actually run without crashing. Runs at a mostly unplayable frame rate, but here we are. Hopefully there's a patch incoming.
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Learned the hard way that there are multiple types of DVI connectors. Guess it's time to buy ANOTHER adapter...
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And then I learned that DVI-D to VGA requires not just a different adapter, but a more expensive one that can do the digital to analog conversion. But it turns out that the DisplayPort to VGA adapter is cheaper, so we'll go with that instead. All for a third display that I may not actually even end up using but it was cheap so why not? ¯\(ツ)/¯
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I just got Hitman about a week ago (and have played the heck out of it), so this was my first chance to do an Elusive Target.

I naively assumed that I could snipe him from one of the balconies neighboring the ICA safehouse, but after about 10 minutes of waiting, I realized he was never going to leave the confines of the church.

I went and grabbed the church staff disguise and church key next door and went to see if they’d let me in. They would, but not without frisking me, which I didn’t consider an option as I then wouldn’t have anything to kill him with. I went and checked out the tunnels…they’re all covered.

Then I had an idea. I dropped my pistol on the ground when the guard to the left of the chapel had his back turned. He sees the gun, takes it over to the morgue, and then I get him. Now I should have an easier time getting around. I peek out the door leading to the church (I REALLY wish there was an actual peeking mechanic) and there’s the target moseying out of the church…ALL BY HIMSELF. I could have easily headshotted him without anyone knowing but I didn’t react quickly enough before his bodyguards came out. So I waited for him to pass by on his way back in and casually tossed a proximity explosive in front of him and quickly shut the door. Both he and two of his bodyguards bit it, but no one knew it was me.

I casually walked over to the speedboat and left the scene.

This was a lot of fun and I hope they keep doing these for a while.
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If you provide the possibility for players to mod your game, it becomes your responsibility to curate those mods.

Uh, no.

Your job is to make computer games, but it's also to ensure those computer games remain safe places to play. Lead the conversation. Tell us where you stand.

Oh, I didn't realize that optional player-made content somehow makes the game "unsafe."

I shouldn't be surprised that the writer looks like he's 12 years old.
Last week, Paradox pulled a Stellaris mod that altered the game's human race to consist of only white people with European names. Stellaris is an excellent…
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Attn +Robert Aronson​. Fellow trucker here. 
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They fixed it! It works without any hacks! Still some slight hiccups but it at least runs at a decent frame rate instead of the 10 FPS I was getting before!

There's no excuse for a crappy launch but kudos to Hello Games for getting it fixed so quickly. #NoMansSky
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One step closer to becoming Batman.
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Always be Batman.
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The reshoots were always part of the plan and originally scheduled for the spring before being pushed back to summer. Contrary to the rumors that the shooting period will last eight weeks, EW is claiming that director Gareth Edwards and crew will be working for four or five weeks, and finish a few days before Star Wars Celebration 2016 in London.

One of the more troubling reports about Rogue One was that the team was going to reshoot around 40 percent of the final product, which is a sizable portion of a movie. Thankfully, that figure seems to have been greatly exaggerated. One source said, “The changes have everything to do with clarity and character development and all take place [as inserts] within scenes we’ve already shot.” The goal is to have the picture locked in August, which would not be the case if they had to redo so much of the film. Where it stands now, most of the new scenes constitutes of “a lot of talking in cockpits,” and Rogue One remains on track for its December 2016 premiere.

EW‘s sources say that isn’t the case, telling the outlet, “the movie is very different from The Force Awakens, and that’s intentional.” Those excited about the prospect of a gritty war drama set in the Star Wars universe will be pleased to hear that, as there were concerns about Disney watering down Edwards’ vision.

So either Lucasfilm is blowing smoke in order to calm everyone down, or nobody really knows what they're talking about.
More details about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's reshoots have been revealed, offering some clarity on the situation.
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Following my newfound success in American Truck Simulator, I jumped back into Euro Truck Simulator 2 and purchased my own truck there as well. What's pretty cool about ATS and ETS2 is that they're basically the same game, but obviously set in two different parts of the world. The controls and gameplay are nearly identical, so I was able to reuse my Steam Controller configuration from ATS in ETS2 without issue. I think I'll enjoy jumping back and forth between the two, as it will keep either experience from becoming completely stale.
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My first truck in American Truck Simulator.
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If you don't know who I am, then maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.
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Ever see a user known as freedomispopular (or some close variant of it) in various online communities? That's me.

Halfway through a Computer Science BS

Devices I've owned: LG Optimus V, Motorola Triumph, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Note II. Also own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Briefly owned a Viewsonic Gtablet but quickly sold it once I realized its uselessness. Sidenote: Briefly owned a Samsung Focus just to kick WP's tires. Would totally buy a Note-like WP device.

Currently own a self-built PC running W8 and a 6 year old HP Pavilion that's still kicking, running W7

Favorite music: Basshunter, Manian, Swedish House Mafia, Owl City, Lights, Swimming with Dolphins, The Wanted, Ellie Goulding, any Hans Zimmer soundtrack

Favorite movies: LOTR, POTC, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, The Prestige, Star Wars

Hobbies: Gaming (mostly PC), reading, programming, mixing electronic music, football, browsing Slickdeals
Education
  • Cedarville University
    Computer Science, 2014 - present
  • Brevard Community College
    General Studies, 2006 - 2010
  • Clearwater Christian College
    Mathematics, 2007 - 2008
  • University of Central Florida
    Computer Science, 2011 - 2011
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