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Matt Diamond

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In Topic: My "new" Xbox 360

02 December 2018 - 10:27 PM

Update: My daughter picked up Fallout New Vegas for me. She passed over Skyrim only because she thought I might not have time for it. She almost got me Spiderman Shattered Dimensions because I went to high school with the writer, but she wasn't sure which of the 4 Spider-Man games it was.

Mind you she has not played any of these games herself, and none of these games were on any list I gave her. But she's very thoughtful and her friends filled in some gaps. She did very well-- I would have been happy with any of the games on her shortlist.

Edit: Oh, her friends also suggested Borderlands 2 and she correctly remembered that I had played it a few years ago, despite the fact that she was young and I tried not to let her see me play a FPS. Adults are fooling themselves when they think they can live one way and teach their kids to live another. :-)

In Topic: My "new" Xbox 360

02 December 2018 - 11:42 AM

Thanks for all the game recommendations!

The monitor solution is still a mystery to me. Maybe I can set up the XBox + old monitor on a side table, and then the new monitor can be 5K. It's not as elegant as a single monitor solution. Still, I'm good for now, I'll worry about the rest when I actually upgrade my Mac next year.

In Topic: Has Anyone Had this happen to your Mac?!?!

29 November 2018 - 05:55 AM

That was my thought too: the crash/reboot itself is the main symptom, not the Windows part. Power fluctuation might account for it? There's a good chance you won't see it again.

In Topic: My "new" Xbox 360

28 November 2018 - 07:49 AM

HDMI doesn’t support anything more than 4K60. You’d have to get an active HDMI to DisplayPort adaptor (a cable won’t work.)

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AC1 is really boring and the story is nonsense. [..] you should play 2 and brotherhood first. After the trilogy play IV, then pretend the other games don’t exist.

Good to know. I already played 2 on the Mac; started Brotherhood but I got tired of Bootcamping. So of the AC games I think I will play Brotherhood next. I doubt I'll get through that AND Revelations AND IV, but you never know.

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I’d add Red Dead Redemption.
Another good suggestion!

In Topic: My "new" Xbox 360

27 November 2018 - 09:57 PM

Good suggestions. I'd forgotten about ME, though I fear that if I get started on RPGs, that'll be the last anyone hears from me for a few years. Maybe I should add Dragon Age: Inquisition while I'm at it?

My son suggested I try to find the remastered version of Tony Hawk 2 (supposedly 360 compatible). It was a sentimental favorite of ours, I helped beta the Mac version and we liked the music.