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  1. ^ This ... +1
  2. Linda Carter is the only Wonder Woman for me, thanks. p.s. Don't tell my wife.
  3. The Bard's Tale came out in the early '80s, and just released a new version last year. Arguably, they had a huge time gap between releases, but there was at least one between BT3 and the latest BT4. Would Final Fantasy count? What version/episode are they up to these days ... 20-something? I also vaguely recall mention that they might be working on a new Ultima. Might have just been a rumor. The games industry is turning into pretty much like any other entertainment media ... lack of imagination and creativity of new concepts and IPs. They would rather keep churning out the same slop, or re-boot older slop hoping for a wave of nostalgia buys.
  4. I have not tried that one, although I did try my hand at Multiplication (i.e., with similar results as Leisure Suit Larry).
  5. Firefox Quantum at home and work for general browsing. Chrome at work for certain apps that need it. Not terribly impressed. IE at work for certain apps that need it. Not at all impressed.
  6. Young boys that dress like young girls and prostitute themselves out to older foreign men? Just a guess ... More seriously ... I think his father retired and lives there.
  7. Sorry for quoting myself, but I wanted to comment back here on how the PowerPlay is working out. In short, it does what is advertised. But that isn't the whole story. I've been using this setup for a month or so, and in recent days, the outer edge of my right hand (I use my right to control the mouse) and my little finger have begun to ache. It isn't a sharp pain, but more like a dull, deep pain - especially when I bear a load on that hand (e.g., leaning). I've tried to wriggle the bones to see if it is a joint issue (arthritis is not out of the question at my age) and poked/massaged deep tissue to see if it is either a muscle or connecting tissue problem. Nothing definitive. Being somewhat scientifically inclined, I figured I'd eliminate some variables. What most recently changed in my environment? The mouse and pad. So, I set the PowerPlay wireless charging mouse pad off to the side and continued to use the new G903 mouse with an old cloth mouse pad. Obviously the mouse won't get charged running this way, but I figured I'd see if the EMF from the pad was causing my pain. I'm not a doctor so this is for my own amusement. I'm happy and/or sad to report that the pain in my hand has diminished considerably since I stopped using the PowerPlay pad as a mouse pad. I still put the mouse on the PowerPlay pad when I'm not actively using the computer but it is turned on for other reasons; that way the mouse batteries get recharged wirelessly. I haven't been able to determine from literature how many Gauss the surface emits. I'm sure it isn't something Logitech is willing to divulge. I did, however, find recommendations for maximum exposure to EMF and wireless charging specifically. The value is very, very low (i.e., "none is perfect" according to the literature). So I don't think I would recommend this product to anyone. My issues may or may not be tied to the PowerPlay pad and the close proximity of the hand to the EMF emitters, but I'm skeptical enough to suspect they might be. I'll give myself another week without using the wireless charger as a mouse pad and see if the pains in my hand go away altogether. If not, I may head down to the doc to see if they can point to another cause. YMMV
  8. Reminds me of an old (!) joke ... First guy: "The other day my wife took off for a cruise through the Carribean." Second guy: "Jamaica?" First guy: "No. She wanted to go." *Bah-dum-tissshhhhh*
  9. I'll just leave this here ...
  10. ... like Jack London's "To Build a Fire"?
  11. Not according to this post at the GoG forums.
  12. See there's your first problem - wanting to play with others. If history is any indication, GoG and Steam may not offer cross-platform play (nor with XBox or PlayStation). It's worth checking into if you want to bear the presence of others in your fortress of solitude.
  13. I haven't read anything definitive, probably because MP is still relatively new. For that matter, the universe is shared, but are there multiple universes each exclusive to their respective platforms? I kind of think not, and that's just my opinion. The shared universe existed prior to MP. The question is, "where is the repository of collected information, and who controls the data servers?" tl;dr ... Dunno.
  14. The latest patch/version on GoG (within the past week) enabled multiplayer. The first thing I did after patching up was to disable all the multiplayer options in order to preserve my single-player experience. A lot of requests for MP were made from the beginning, and when it finally arrived along with the inevidable accompanying griefers, most people either turned off the ability or heavily modified permissions to restrict who has access to their bases and stuff. Rumors abound of griefing players destroying bases, or shooting other players on the ground from their spaceships. Be careful what you ask for, because you might get it. I don't personally care for PvP anymore, and it sucks that you have to work hard for resources to better your experience in this game only to have some socially inept mouth-breathing turd destroy it on a whim. The game (NMS) is a great exploration/survival/sandbox from which PvP takes away rather than adds. It is not like DAoC where PvP was/is expected and encouraged in certain areas. Imagine if PvP-ers were allowed to freely roam DAoC housing areas and how disastrous that might be. Co-op exploration, on the other hand, might be right for some, but not me. I'm too much of a anthrophobic misanthropic curmudgeon these days to tolerate others in my sandbox. If I were benevolent dictator of the world, I'd remove all traces of other's explorations from my universe. Alas, the NMS universe is shared, and we're not meant as individuals to selfishly explore and discover it all - let alone the physical impossibility of doing so. YMMV [edit: word change, anthrophobic vs. misanthropic ... I'm not afraid, I just don't like]
  15. I'm sure I meant the metaphorical "you" ... as in "you, the player." But hey, a compliment is a compliment, so it's a check mark in the win column, innit?