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Matt Diamond

Member Since 30 Jul 2001
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In Topic: The Secret History of Mac Gaming

06 December 2019 - 01:14 PM

Richard Moss has posted slides, text, and audio from his PAX talk about the history of Ambrosia: https://lifeandtimes...mbrosia-sw-talk

I recommend scrolling through the slides in another window as you read it. (Also, there are a couple "Where are they now" slides after the text ends.)


p.s. If you see this, Richard, hope you had a great honeymoon!

In Topic: Borderlands 3!

27 November 2019 - 10:44 PM

Just got an email from Epic about the FPS issue I reported. I'm supposed to reset my PRAM, SMC, and clear Epic's cache. If that doesn't solve the issue I can try reinstalling the game. Then if it still happens, would I please send them a video of the problem?

I guess I don't blame them completely- they are probably getting thousands of reports of varying quality. But we've already reproduced this issue for them on 2 different platforms. I'd hoped that might be enough to get it past ltriage.

In Topic: Borderlands 3!

27 November 2019 - 02:05 PM

The story is pretty good. I'm enjoying it more than Pre-Sequel. Not nearly as fun or funny as BL2, but then what is?

The villains running things in this one are just plain annoying most of the time. (They are supposed to be, of course, but unlike Handsome Jack they are too aware of their own nastiness.) There are some fun cameos from previous games, and some decent new characters.

The free content that was added for Halloween is still active for a few more days and I've run through it a few times already to beef up my levels. I'll kind of be glad when its over though - after killing some badasses I sometimes have about 10 seconds to kill a badass ghost as well, and the ghost has occasionally killed me without any other enemies nearby to get a second wind from.

I like the dual-elemental weapons, the 3d cues on the map, the cars that are basically one giant wheel, and the ability to hijack vehicles to unlock new styles and abilities. And I especially like the ability to Fast Travel from almost anywhere to your vehicle, or to any Fast Travel station you've previously encountered.

So there's a lot to like. It's already gone on sale for $40 so keep that in mind before paying $60.

In Topic: Borderlands 3!

26 November 2019 - 07:07 PM

Very interesting. I'd come to opposite conclusion - little to no improvement in gameplay. Had some good sessions, some mediocre sessions. Just now I got a crash while loading a level, and when I clicked Submit the crash reporter itself stopped responding. :angry:

Despite this I am still enjoying the game well enough, but I sure could be enjoying it a lot more.

In Topic: Borderlands 3!

23 November 2019 - 10:31 PM

... And then I had another of those frustrating sessions where the detail and performance goes to pot after an hour. (Is it particular maps? The types of battles? Unusual activity in the sun's heliosphere? Who knows.)

I still think it is improved a bit, but it is hard to say for sure given how inconsistent it is.