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Cougar

Member Since 27 Dec 2001
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In Topic: SOMA updated with safe mode

05 December 2017 - 03:51 PM

Glad you liked it.

"Answered questions" are overrated. It's the unanswered ones that you think about.

In Topic: SOMA updated with safe mode

02 December 2017 - 03:37 PM

SOMA was never a particularly scary game. It's psychological-"scary" if anything. It brings up interesting questions about the nature of the self and personhood.

The horror elements always felt shoehorned in; I felt like they were put in there because Frictional didn't want to get accused of making a Walking Sim. (Like the Machine for Pigs Devs). There was actually a mod released a while ago that did this already.

BTW if you've played it and you'd like more science fiction that deals with these themes, I recommend the work of Greg Egan, especially Permutation City and Diaspora.

In Topic: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for macOS now in final stages of development

29 November 2017 - 07:39 PM

View Postipickert55, on 29 November 2017 - 05:57 PM, said:

Isn't Apple dumping nvidia cards again because AMD gave them a sweet deal?

Even if they aren't, nVidia support should be better if Apple wants to commit to e-GPU support and upgradability in the new Mac Pro.

In Topic: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for macOS now in final stages of development

29 November 2017 - 02:02 PM

Man, the nvidia graphics drivers must be real garbage.

I hope the new Mac Pro gets an nVidia option so if nothing else they will have to be improved.

In Topic: Windows gaming via Parallels or VMware Fusion?

27 November 2017 - 03:51 PM

View Postmattw, on 27 November 2017 - 06:59 AM, said:

I think it depends on the seller and their knowledge with used machines in general.

I am interested in what the next Mac Pro ends up being like too but it needs to be a decent improvement for me to spend the kind of money they ask (the 2013 model wasn't and the iMac GPUs were only in the same ball park). I've also been close to the 5K iMac route but with an RX580 now in my old machine I'm happy enough for a while longer.

View PostMatt Diamond, on 26 November 2017 - 05:42 PM, said:

All good suggestions, though (minor point) I think the market knows that the 2009 is flashable and the 2008 isn't, and prices them accordingly.

It's something I've considered in the past to but I'm waiting to see what Apple comes up with next year. If the video isn't very expandable or costs 4 grand or doesn't game well I'll either look for a 2009 or maybe just get an iMac.

I would not be surprised at all if it's at least 4K. The iMac Pro is 5K. Sure, the Mac Pro won't have a 5K screen, but it will have more expensive CPU/GPUs.