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  3. Cerenex

    What Games Are You Currently Playing?

    I've recently started playing Rimworld. It's probably one of the most enjoyable games I've played over the past 2 years. If you are into colony management style games (think Dwarf Fortress) then I highly recommend it!
  4. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - ELEEMOSYNARY : Part of Speech: adjective Origin: Medieval Latin, late 16th century meaning: 1. Of or relating to charity or donations --- 2. Supported by charitable giving "Her generous eleemosynary pursuits fully funded a new animal shelter." "The eleemosynary organization relies on donations to stay in business."
  5. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - CANADA'S ABORIGINAL PEOPLE Did you know... that there are 1,172,790 First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada, collectively called aboriginal, making up to 3.8 percent of Canada’s total population? Between 1996 and 2006, the aboriginal population grew by 45 percent, compared with 8 percent for the non-aboriginal population. There are over 50 aboriginal languages spoken in Canada, of these, only Cree, Inuktitut and Ojibway have a large enough population of fluent speakers to be considered viable to survive in the long term. There are 78,855 fluent speakers of Cree. Ontario has the largest concentration of aboriginal people at 242,495. Six Nations is the largest reserve in Canada, with over 21,000 members. The Iroquois Confederacy, or Six Nations, was originally made up of only five tribes: the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca. The Tuscarora joined later, becoming the sixth nation. First Nations – also known as Natives and Native Canadians – are an Aboriginal group in Canada and one of the country’s original inhabitants. Today, their history lives on through cultural centers, museums, and festivals. Here are nine things you may not know about Canada’s First Nations. In Canada, the term Aboriginal peoples refers to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis, which was determined in Section 35 of the Constitution Act of 1983. Each of these groups were the country’s original inhabitants, and they all have very different histories. The First Nations have been in Canada for at least 12,000 years, but it could be for much longer.
  6. Xykan

    Free Games Megathread

    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/fez/home Fez is currently free on Epic Game Store. https://store.ubi.com/us/for-honor/575ffdd3a3be1633568b5024.html For Honor is currently free on Ubisoft Uplay. https://freebies.indiegala.com/puzzle-chambers/ Puzzle Chambers is currently free on IndieGala. https://freebies.indiegala.com/cubicle-quest/ Cubicle Quest is currently free on IndieGala. https://freebies.indiegala.com/grottesco-absurdus/ Grottesco Absurdus is currently free on IndieGala.
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  8. I'm unsure if this is a good idea or not. Sure Reeves has 'revived' his career recently but didn't the Matrix franchise cause his career to tank in the first place?
  9. Hi. Well it's my second post but maybe to avoid all spam and necroposting mentioned in greetings it would be better to add this thread to guidelines?
  10. May be interesting. Is there any more info about it? With that kind of ending it would be hard to have continuation with Neo & co.
  11. Im very stock about this, glad the same actor is in this one
  12. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - VERDANT : part of speech: adjective Origin: French, late 16th century meaning: 1. Bright green in hue --- 2. Green due to lush, growing vegetation --- 3. Inexperienced or fresh "The verdant trees and plants of the Amazon rainforest are stunningly beautiful." "Living in a drab city, I long for the verdant pastures of the countryside."
  13. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - THUNDERSTORMS Did you know... that thunderstorms are produced in cumulonimbus clouds, which are some of the largest clouds in the atmosphere? The base of these clouds is usually between 300m metres and 1km above the ground, but they can grow to a height of 10 to 20 kilometres! You can spot these clouds by their sheer size, towering column shape, and their anvil-shaped top. Cumulonimbus clouds can pack in a much energy as 10 Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs. They get this energy from the movement and circulation of warm air, known as convection. In this process, warm and humid air rises from the ground into the upper atmosphere, where it cools, condenses and falls to form the cloud. This process continues as more humid air rises and cools, creating a cycle that causes the cloud to grow in size. Thunderstorms form quickly, and they can take as little as one hour to form. They are also very common in places where the air is hot and humid - it is estimated that on average, lightning strikes the Earth 44 times every second. Although meteorologists uses lots of advanced technology to monitor and track storms, you can easily figure out how far a thunderstorm is yourself using a stopwatch and some simple maths. As soon as you see flash of lightning, start a stopwatch and measure the time it takes until you hear the thunder. Then take the number of seconds you timed between the lightning and thunder, and divide that by three, giving the distance of the storm is from you in kilometres. Big cities can actually create stronger thunderstorms. Research has found the extra heat generated around cities can make thunderstorms more intense. This is thanks to the phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. Heat from activities such as driving cars, and the vast amount of heat-absorbing concrete in cities means that the air there is warmer. This extra heat means more hot and humid air rises to form clouds and thunderstorms. One study in the United States found that rainfall in Phoenix, in the state of Arizona, increased by 12 to 14 per cent as the city grew larger.
  14. Koby

    [NOMINATIONS] Anime of Spring 2019

    Sorry I took so long but the poll is up now:
  15. Koby

    [VOTING] ANIME OF Spring 2019

    You may vote for one and only one series that aired this last Spring season and is included in this poll that you think deserves to be Anime of Spring 2019. You only get to vote once. *Anime series are alphabetically ordered for this poll. Voting ends September 11th. If your favorite isn't listed then it's your own fault. There was a nominations thread up for a while for everyone to nominate their favorite for this poll. The options here are what was nominated by everyone. We'll run a similar nomination and poll at the end of the Summer 2019 season so be sure to look for it.
  16. Truth be told, this is another one of Sweeney's underhanded tactics against Steam. Nothing new here. Epic really isn't gonna get anywhere the way they're going with this, Steam already has too much a solid foothold for Epic to overtake them that easily. As far as I'm concerned, now that I know about this...should I ever install Epic's client, all Epic's launcher is gonna get when it tries to read Steam files on my system, is a big ol' nasty Windows "Access is denied" message. A clever Windows admin such as myself also knows the tricks to prevent program installation detection and process listing. And there's not a damn thing they can do about any of it.
  17. A new Matrix movie is happening at Warner Bros. with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss reprising their roles as Neo and Trinity and Lana Wachowski set to write and direct an all-new film set in the genre-defining world. Warner Bros. will co-produce with the franchise’s original co-producer Village Roadshow. Warner Bros. Pictures Group Chairman Toby Emmerich made the announcement today. Lana Wachowski is producing with Grant Hill. Wachowski is co-writing with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell. “We could not be more excited to be re-entering The Matrix with Lana,” said Emmerich. “Lana is a true visionary—a singular and original creative filmmaker—and we are thrilled that she is writing, directing and producing this new chapter in The Matrix universe.” The three previous films, created with Lilly Wachowski writing and directing—The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003)—have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and were all Top 10 domestic hits in their year of release. The Matrix Revolutions was also the first film ever to release simultaneously in every major country at the same hour around the world. The Matrix also spawned a successful video game in 2003 timed to Matrix Reloaded, Atari’s Enter the Matrix which sold over 5M copies worldwide, with close to $60M in the U.S. Special 20th Anniversary screenings of “The Matrix” are being held at select AMC Theatres locations across the U.S. starting Aug. 30. Earlier this summer, Reeves took Lionsgate’s John Wick franchise to a new height at the B.O. with John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum earning $321.3M worldwide, $170.7M domestic.
  18. People are stating battles are still locked at 15fps... and with the no voice overs (as expected), and backgrounds untouched... this quickly looks like nothing more than a quick cash grab. Only difference between the regular edition and this is the new character models. They're treating it as a separate entry on Steam, so no discount for owners of the original. Release date is September 3rd, priced at a very steep $19.99. I'll just wait for a fan mod to be applied to to either add the new character models to the original version or to add the fan mod that vastly improved backgrounds to the "remaster" once it hits a good sale at about 50% off or so.
  19. CardGames

    Final Fantasy VIII Is Getting A Remaster

    So... apparently... Not only is this game not having english voices... but apparently it's not even getting a physical release anymore either. They announced the release date as September 3rd though. But... no physical release so... I'm not getting this anymore. Sorry?
  20. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - SAKURA TREES Did you know... that sakura bloom and die fast? The flower petals fall down constantly, making the ground of the sakura tree area filled with white or pale pink petals. This feature is often admired and said to be the appeal of sakura. There is a name for the state when the sakura petals have all fallen down and the leaves are budding. This state is called hazakura (葉桜). This seems strange at first, because there are no sakura flowers, yet 'sakura' is in the name. This may reflect the fact how much the Japanese people love every state of sakura. There are more than 600 species of sakura in Japan. This number includes endemic and hybrid species in Japan. Sakura is known for a plant frequent mutation, which shows in the change of petals, the size of the flower, change in color, the decrease or increase in fruit, and so on. From this reason, many hybrid species were made. Sakura can easily rot. Sakura rots from cuts in their bark or roots. Once it starts rotting, it could easily spread to the whole tree, and die. This is why you need to pay attention where you put your sheets or blankets during hanami. You may easily be shortening the tree's life. Image above is the treatment made to the Sakura in order to prevent rotting.
  21. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - ABECEDARIAN : Part of speech: adjective Origin: Late Latin, 17th century meaning: 1. Of or relating to the alphabet --- 2. Arranged in alphabetical order --- 3. Basic, rudimentary "Anyone with abecedarian interests should try out for the spelling bee." "Please use an abecedarian system when you file these documents."
  22. Koby

    Latest Movie Trailers

    Rambo: Last Blood | New Trailer Antlers | Official Teaser | Fox Searchlight Underwater - Official Trailer | TJ Miller, Kristen Stewart
  23. I have never really been a fan of the way EPIC do things, sure they do offer the best revenue back to game developers over steam but every time I here about EPIC store it is never for the good reasons even if some of their intentions are good. Steam will always remain my favourite place to get games as it has many more features and to me is more user friendly, I feel EPIC's pursuit to challenge steam is just to underhanded and shady one as if they can't win against them in a fair fight. Sure Steam isn't for everyone and some like EPIC and I am not one of them but I feel they need to shape up and restore their image if they want to have hopes of becoming a better store for games.
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  25. Beave

    Last Live-Action Movie you Watched?

    Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw This weekend I will be watching Angel has Fallen
  26. Epic Games has responded to multiple accusations saying that their Epic Games Launcher is scanning for and collecting users' Steam information without first requesting permission. As detailed by Daniel Vogel, VP of Engineering at Epic Games, in the Reddit thread where the gamers' concerns were first expressed, the Epic Games Store client "makes an encrypted local copy of your localconfig.vdf Steam file." Upon startup the Epic Games Launcher clearly searches for a Steam install and proceeds to get list of files in your Steam Cloud, including your friends list, a list of your game saves, last play time, and copies your localconfig.vdf Steam file which contains all sorts of information up to and including login tokens (akin to information stored in your browsers cookies) which is strictly private data Steam goes on record saying shouldn't be access by 3rd parties period. This behavior is what you'd expect of spyware. Vogel also stated that the Epic Games Launcher is also designed to track user behavior, as well as to send information to the company's servers. We use a tracking pixel (tracking.js) for our Support-A-Creator program so we can pay creators. We also track page statistics. The launcher sends a hardware survey (CPU, GPU, and the like) at a regular interval as outlined in our privacy policy (see the “Information We Collect or Receive” section). The UDP traffic highlighted in this post is a launcher feature for communication with the Unreal Editor. Additionally, in response to user concerns that the company's launcher also gathers info on "how long someone played a steam game and last time played along with Steam friends IDs." Epic Games Launcher reading the localconfig.vdf Steam file Epic Games CEO and Founder Tim Sweeney also chimed in to answer some of the gamers' questions on Reddit, stating that "Since this issue came to the forefront we're going to fix it.", which only seems to make matters worse to be honest as it points out he knew exactly what was happening and why and thought it was a good idea and now is only fixing it because it became public knowledge that their client was behaving essentially as spyware. Sweeney said that the current way of collecting client Steam info from users' computers is actually his fault: You guys are right that we ought to only access the localconfig.vdf file after the user chooses to import Steam friends. It's actually my fault for pushing the launcher team to support it super quickly and then identifying that we had to change it. Since this issue came to the forefront we're going to fix it. EpicGames Launcher enumerating running processes "We're working to update the implementation so that the Epic Games launcher only touches the Steam file at all if you choose to import friends" stated Sweeney in reply to concerns that the program is tracking Steam play time for various games. A Valve spokesperson responded stating that the information stored within the localconfig.vdf Steam file is not intended to be used by other software: We are looking into what information the Epic launcher collects from Steam. The Steam Client locally saves data such as the list of games you own, your friends list and saved login tokens (similar to information stored in web browser cookies). This is private user data, stored on the user's home machine and is not intended to be used by other programs or uploaded to any 3rd party service. Interested users can find localconfig.vdf and other Steam configuration files in their Steam Client’s installation directory and open them in a text editor to see what data is contained in these files. They can also view all data related to their Steam account at: https://help.steampowered.com/en/accountdata. All in all, it's a pretty bad ordeal that Epic's Client was "secretly" making a copy of a file that contains numerous Steam related things, including your saved login tokens.
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