* Posts by Excellentsword

192 posts • joined 13 Jan 2017

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Lockdown team building: Actualise the potentiality of your workforce... through the power of video games

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Re: If you say

That was the effect I was going for.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: What about...

I have it installed! Yet to give it a go, though. I remember how it was torn apart at launch so I'm a bit cautious of it.

If you don't LARP, you'll cry: Armed fun police swoop to disarm knight-errant spotted patrolling Welsh parkland

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Re: Re: WTF ?!!

"Posts that aged like milk"

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Sore that during my first time playing my half-elf wizard tried to initiate an adventure, while my school pals thought the first thing they would do would be to go fishing...?!

Travel-sick Windows needing a Systemwiederherstellung would be in Germany, right? Austria? Not necessarily

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Re: Schoolchild giggle?

Farter flasher!

Bite me? It's 'byte', and that acronym is Binary Interface Transfer Code Handler

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Wustasheer – source: family's from there.

After 30 years of searching, astroboffins finally detect the universe's 'missing matter' – using fast radio bursts

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Re: Astroboffins. Really?

It is a term of respect.

Ride now, ride! Ride for ruin and the world's ending! Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is here at last! Kind of

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Re: "Platform: Just PC for the foreseeable"

It is supposed to be coming to consoles, though I suspect not until well out of Early Access. PC players are alpha/beta testing it for you.

Lars Ulrich makes veiled threats of another Metallica album during web chat with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

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Re: Re: Harsh...

They didn't grow; they regressed.

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Re: Re: Pioneers of thrash?

Venom is only "black metal" retrospectively. It was proto-thrash and people called it heavy or speed metal at the time, but it was definitely nastier. The name of their album, Black Metal, was later applied to the subgenre, but they never really sounded like black metal, though are responsible for much of its aesthetic.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Pioneers of thrash?

Jeez, nothing gets past you. Let's say "popularising". Though I'd argue if you're talking about Venom or Hellhammer or something, I don't think it much resembles thrash as it became to be known.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Deluded article from a cretin

One of the biggest and most successful bands around, but they still haven't been good for 30 years.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Pioneers of thrash?

We didn't say that anywhere.

Doom Eternal: Reboot sequel is cluttered but we're only here for the rippin' and the tearin'

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Well, you're not my grandad, but the person I was talking about was... so... I don't understand the comment.

How many days of carefree wiping do you have left before life starts to look genuinely apocalyptic? Let's find out

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: 75 days worth?

We had bought two nine-packs before there was a confirmed case in the UK and are only just cracking open the second. Probably a twofer, missus got them.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Don't you have a shower?

Big Bidet out in force right now.

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Re: More importantly...

She's immune to COVID-19? GET HER!

Escape From Tarkov: Hardest of the hardcore looter-shooter is spellbinding despite the punishing learning curve

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I think it could really do with a ranked matchmaking system so that new players go into raids against other new and similarly equipped players. Right now, there's nothing to stop some sweaty NEET from taking everyone out from across the map with a thermal scope, which is one of many reasons it's so brutal for noobs. However, everyone is a threat if they get the drop on you. More experienced players will take in minimal loadouts and defeat heavily armoured opponents with a pistol. Also, you could go in naked and find plenty of guns with which to arm yourself on the fly.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Pay to win

Yeah, it's not P2W.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Hmmm...

Hey, they're not so much recommendations as "here's what I've played this month". I'd hope that there is enough detail to help you decide whether it's something you'd enjoy. And I'm not strictly recommending Tarkov. I agree that it's interesting, which is why I chose to write about it, but otherwise it's a very difficult and frustrating game that's definitely not for everyone.

I'll never let go, Jack. I'll never let go: Yes, Sony's Xperia 1 II has a 3.5mm headphone port

Excellentsword

Re: Who is watching movies on their phone?

Obviously it's not the medium of choice, but trains are a thing.

Come on baby light me on fire: McDonald's to sell 'Quarter Pounder' scented candles

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Only if World of Warcraft is your dictionary.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Hot take!

No Huawei gear in vital 5G project to bring virtual-reality Robin Hood to Sherwood Forest

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Okay, first question:

Because Shutterstock.

Private equity ponies up £2m to help launch satellites from sunny Shetland by next year

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Re: "Private equity ponies up £2m"

Yeah? Well, here are our standards. https://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html

Samsung will be Putin dreaded Kremlin-approved shovelware on its phones, claims Russia

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Re: point out the pun

It's a little bit funny.

Reddit gets downvoted as site takes a Wednesday tumble

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Re: Re: Wait a second...

Better? We had to pay for beer. Everything else is shit, though.

Have I upset someone?

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Re: Have I upset someone?

Hey, you're flagged for posting "corrections as comments". We try to clear the moderation list as quickly as possible but between shifts it'll fill up and publishing stories takes precedence.

Contractors welcome Lords inquiry into IR35 before tax reforms hit private sector but fear it's 'too little, too late'

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: With Typical Reg Thoroughness...

Thank you.

Bada Bing, bada bork: Windows 10 is not happy, and Microsoft's search engine has something to do with it

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Bing bang bong

I'll remember this for next time Bing fucks something up.

EU tells UK: Cut the BS, sign here, and you can have access to Galileo sat's secure service

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Hmm... sounds like a load of ...

thatsthejoke.aiff

Throw a sofa at this guy with your mind. She's in Control. Oh look, now I've learnt to bloody fly. She's in Control

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Temptation,thy name is GAMING ..........

Proceed with caution. I quickly found that it needs heavy patching. Sound doesn't really work...

I caught Disco Elysium fever. No, not the Saturday Night kind. I was really quite poorly

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

We've been there, yeah.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: proof reading

Yes, I believe they're majority Estonian. But still not acceptable for the genre of game, particularly when there's only an English translation for now. Like I said, I'd happily do it for them.

A sprinkling of Star Wars and a dash of Jedi equals a slightly underbaked Rise Of Skywalker

Excellentsword

Re: No surprise there then

Wasn't The Force Awakens a reimagining of A New Hope? I certainly thought it was...

Remember the Dutch kid who stuck his finger in a dam to save the village? Here's the IT equivalent

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Re: DIKE

Oh do fuck off. Such a predictable comment.

Take Sajid Javid's comments on IR35 UK contractor rules with a bucket of salt, warns tax guru

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I'll refer you to this article: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/28/political_parties_fall_over_themselves_to_win_tech_contractors_vote_by_pledging_to_review_ir35/

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC: Howdy buck do you get a solid 60FPS in Rockstar's masterpiece?

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Re: Re: 60FPS here.. albeit not always and not in St Denis

Well, I tried it but the trees started twitching... so changed it back. Didn't see any perceivable gains.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

There's bath houses but it doesn't get much saucier than a brush of the thigh, try as I might.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Ummm...

Like I said, it's exactly what I did, but also as I explained, Rockstar PC ports tend not to behave! I'm water-cooled etc too, mobo and CPU could do with an update soonish, though. But also it's completely possible for the game to run wonderfully. It's rather that there are settings here that probably aren't necessary, and it's surprising how much of a hit performance can take. Let us know how you get on.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: Bang for the buck

Nah, I mean you're giving up frames for a graphical setting that doesn't seem to make much difference.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: 60FPS here.. albeit not always and not in St Denis

I'll have to try DirectX, see if there's much difference.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

No, the game itself crashed once. And twice textures weren't being full rendered and Arthur wasn't animated in the saddle.

Microsoft takes us to 2004 with new Windows 10 so you don't mistake it for Server 2003

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: That thing Santa left on the lounge carpet

I thought they remained on the roof?

Uncle Sam prepping order to extradite ex-Autonomy boss Mike Lynch from the UK

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Re: Re: Consistency Is The Hobgoblin Of Small Minds

December for closing arguments.

Like a BAT outta hell, Brave browser hits 1.0 with crypto-coin rewards for your fave websites

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: * Cough Cough *

I've flagged it up with ops, my good sir, so watch this space. I use Brave for everything too.

I've had it with these motherflipping eggs on this motherflipping train

Excellentsword

Chaps. It isn't used "correctly". I wouldn't dare say it to my last-surviving grandparent. However, does it matter? No, yet you still wrote 200 words on the matter. And don't worry, myself and Mr Speed are firm friends with a stellar working relationship. It's just bants and it wasn't written without his approval. I'd say "don't make me say it", but someone already has.

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Hey, it's funny, and what's funnier is how much it annoys people. Millennial, I guess so. "Leftist"? Nah.

Hey, you've earned it: Huawei chucks workers a £219m bonus for tackling US blacklist

Excellentsword (Written by Reg staff)

Re: 'Take the kids somewhere nice'

I'm burned out on them.

ZTE Nubia Z20: It's £499. It's a great phone. Buy it. Or don't. We don't care

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Re: Re: I am from Gdańsk and I beg for help

It's a city in Poland? Last time I checked anyway...

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