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If you don't want the dead air playing, could you not log in to twitch, go to dashboard and reset your streaming key? You'll need to re enter the new key into OBS or whatever you use to stream later but it should stop the stream at least.
 

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Streaming key is how I'm going to fix it next time. Not going to set up remote into my computer. Ever.

But this time I got the wife to turn it off for me.
 

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Tried playing Legend difficulty on Vermintide 2 for the first time tonight. Boy, I thought I was semi-decent at this game, but I keep getting my ass beat. I had to completely revamp my gear loadout and talents, but finally managed to not be a goddamn burden 100% of the time, even though I was still clearly the weakest link in any game I joined. Still, managed to get the 5 legend completions for the seasonal event to get the cosmetic frame for my character portrait. Didn't get any red-level items though, so, boooo to that.... but man, it's quite a challenge, even at 30, in all 300-power orange gear. Dodging Patrols is actually something you gotta do! I can take 3 or 4 stormvermin on my own with some difficulty, but I shit you not they march by in 16s and 20s. Yeeeesh.
 

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This is what happens when you're playing PUBG and get matched with pro-level players.

 
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Holy hell, Spider-Man PS4 is something else.

Now, if you removed 90% of the video game filler and boiled it down to Doctor Octopus and Mr. Negative's arcs and with that ending it may be one of the best bits of Spider-Man media ever produced. That ending. Chef's kiss.
 
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Holy hell, Spider-Man PS4 is something else.

Now, if you removed 90% of the video game filler and boiled it down to Doctor Octopus and Mr. Negative's arcs and with that ending it may be one of the best bits of Spider-Man media ever produced. That ending. Chef's kiss.
The DLC is good too. But yes, that story was basically the best spider-man movie I've ever seen.
 
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Yeah, I watched it again today. That fucking ending guys.

That it ends with Peter Parker letting Aunt May die because of how responsible he is is easily the fucking best God damn Spider-Man beat I've ever seen. Absolutely perfect way for Aunt May to go. It was well acted as fuck and had me God damn sobbing. A lot of the game seemed to be a huge fuck you to Brand New Day, from Stan Lee (by the way, wiped a tear at this cameo because it's probably the single best Stan Lee cameo fucking ever) telling Mary Jane how much he prefers her and Peter being together to Spider-Man doing the RIGHT FUCKING THING and letting his beloved aunt die because saving her would require he doom countless others. Just, God damn.

The Doctor Octopus arc was fucking perfect too. Best earned tragic villain this side of Batman TAS Mr. Freeze. It took the best part of Spider-Man 2 and made it better.

We're really living in the golden age of Spider-Man media (I don't know about the comics since Marvel comics are impossible to get into). This game, Spider-Man Homecoming, Into the Spider-Verse. Just God damn.

I even liked the stealth bits where you play as Mary Jane and Miles Morales. Their big climactic segments were both terrific, from MJ and Pete's banter in Grand Central to how fucking tense, while also funny Miles' is.
 
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Yeah, I watched it again today. That fucking ending guys.

That it ends with Peter Parker letting Aunt May die because of how responsible he is is easily the fucking best God damn Spider-Man beat I've ever seen. Absolutely perfect way for Aunt May to go. It was well acted as fuck and had me God damn sobbing. A lot of the game seemed to be a huge fuck you to Brand New Day, from Stan Lee (by the way, wiped a tear at this cameo because it's probably the single best Stan Lee cameo fucking ever) telling Mary Jane how much he prefers her and Peter being together to Spider-Man doing the RIGHT FUCKING THING and letting his beloved aunt die because saving her would require he doom countless others. Just, God damn.

The Doctor Octopus arc was fucking perfect too. Best earned tragic villain this side of Batman TAS Mr. Freeze. It took the best part of Spider-Man 2 and made it better.

We're really living in the golden age of Spider-Man media (I don't know about the comics since Marvel comics are impossible to get into). This game, Spider-Man Homecoming, Into the Spider-Verse. Just God damn.

I even liked the stealth bits where you play as Mary Jane and Miles Morales. Their big climactic segments were both terrific, from MJ and Pete's banter in Grand Central to how fucking tense, while also funny Miles' is.
Spider-Man PS4 is what sold me on Miles Morales as a character. I had no opinion of him before, because he came into existence after I had already given up on comics, but he was so damn likeable in this game. From the introduction of his dad, to showcasing what a good fucking person Peter is by reaching out to someone going through a pain he knows too well, to
Is it really a spoiler at this point that he gets spider-powers?"

I need a sequel to this game, fucking now.

Also, turning Mary Jane into a reporter instead of a fashion model is the best single idea for her character ever. I loved MJ in this.
 
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I've gotten to the point in beat saber where (default level) hard is too slow, but expert still has spots where I can't clear the level because I can't make my hands operate independently of each other in two different patterns. I decided to try Superhot in VR, and it's pretty fun except for all the times I randomly punch a desk chair because I stepped out of my sensor area. :p
 

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Vermintide 2 -

I've gotten everybody but Sienna to 30. Sienna is my weakest character due to her glass-cannon fragility (my playstyle favors more front-line-tankage oriented builds), but now that I've unlocked her crowbill and discovered how awesome the regular-attack of the fireball staff is, I think I'm doing ok with her.
 
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I didn't realize all your characters level separately. Or even that you could train all of them simultanously (i.e., enough "slots" to hold them all).

--Patrick
 

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I didn't realize all your characters level separately. Or even that you could train all of them simultanously (i.e., enough "slots" to hold them all).

--Patrick
You don't have "slots," you can just play any given character in any game, and each character maintains its own level. However, that level does apply across all three of its potential careers. So, if you level up "ranger" Bardin Goreksson to 30, "ironbreaker" and "slayer" Bardin are also 30.
 

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Factorio -

It finally happened. Playing while getting sleepy, I managed to get hit by my own automatic steam locomotive. Instant splat and game over (well, I reloaded my most recent autosave but still).
 

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What's really goofy is, I may have never gotten hit by my own train before, but I HAVE accidentallly caused two trains to collide. I was both relieved and slightly disappointed that there was no derailment or really even any damage to speak of, any moreso than the car takes when ramming a tree (which is to say, less than 1% of max HP per collision).
 

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PUBG to me is like basketball. I love it. I love to play it. But I suck at it so very bad and just don't feel like I'm getting any better. I mean, I know I am a little, but I just don't see any improvement like I think I should with the amount of hours I have into it. I'm playing with two guys who play and they have markedly less hours in game than me and they are better. UGH! WHY DO I SUCK SO BAD AT THIS?!?
 

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PUBG to me is like basketball. I love it. I love to play it. But I suck at it so very bad and just don't feel like I'm getting any better. I mean, I know I am a little, but I just don't see any improvement like I think I should with the amount of hours I have into it. I'm playing with two guys who play and they have markedly less hours in game than me and they are better. UGH! WHY DO I SUCK SO BAD AT THIS?!?
Are the guys you are playing with under 30?
Around the time I hit 30, I started noticing I just couldn't keep up with the twitch-reflex requirements of playing against teens and twentysomethings anymore. It was a bitter pill to swallow.
 

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Yup. I know that's the main reason why. I just need to find a 40+ server and I might be decent.
 
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Are the guys you are playing with under 30?
Around the time I hit 30, I started noticing I just couldn't keep up with the twitch-reflex requirements of playing against teens and twentysomethings anymore. It was a bitter pill to swallow.
Yup. I know that's the main reason why. I just need to find a 40+ server and I might be decent.
Did you not read the article?

That science-y stuff aside, I will also say that there’s more to the game than just being able to aim and spray bullets (which is the stat many people assume is the reason younger folks win). Some of the other “git gud” things you are going to need to work on are things like actually playing enough to learn the geography. Aim/talent/skill only gets you so far before you bump into teams that know exactly how to choke a bridge, where the good spots for hiding are, and all that. People who play together enough that they already know who pushes, who covers, and who scouts without having to argue about it in chat while under fire.

—Patrick
 

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I read the article and I agree with a lot of it. Part of the problem with games is - like movies - it's incredibly hard to do something new. And when you've played the same game with a different format over and over for years, it's hard to be excited for the next big thing.
 
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Are the guys you are playing with under 30?
Around the time I hit 30, I started noticing I just couldn't keep up with the twitch-reflex requirements of playing against teens and twentysomethings anymore. It was a bitter pill to swallow.
It's been theorized this effect happens again around 300, 3000, 30,000 and so on. The sample seems to prove this, but sample size is too small to be sure.


...sorry, couldn't help myself. I'll go stand in the corner.
 
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