Bit of an Easter Egg I found in Shadowrun Returns... can you catch all the allusions?
Just did a wipe and reinstall of Skyrim, so I've been re-modding it. I find it frustrating how badly Nexus modders deal with new versions. They often don't leave the old versions, and when they change the name of the mod, finding the new one can be a pain in the ass. Sometimes you want the old version, too. "Realistic Lighting With Customization" became "Realistic Lighting Overhaul". Considering there is no longer any customization, including the preset I liked, it's not the same freaking mod. Worse, even though I have the old version in my mod manager, I'm having trouble getting it working. Guess I'll have to try SweetFX or some other option :/
How awesome my Skyrim looked before they f*cked up the lighting mod.
I've mentioned the new GTX 760 by Nvidia a few times here, which currently holds the mid-range crown in terms of price/performance (around $260). A friend picked one up Friday and loves it (upgraded from a 560ti). She's playing Fallout 3 with it, modded out like crazy with an ENB enabled, and still getting 55-60fps. So it sounds like a pretty great card if you're building or upgrading right now. I'd recommend the EVGA version I linked (her version) or the Gigabyte one – the models with custom coolers. They run quieter and cooler, plus they are factory overclocked.
Fallout 3 on the GTX 760.
I started playing around more with Super Mario Galaxy in Wii emulation... I have a pretty good config for kb/mouse, but I think I'll need a Wiimote/Nunchuck to play some sections properly because of the pointlessly weird controls. I typically get 50-60fps at 1080p on my fairly modest gaming PC. I bought a new copy of the game, btw, because I want Nintendo to get their money for the game - even though I refuse to play it on their hardware.
Super Mario Galaxy on PC. Shiny.
The whole Nintendo situation just frustrates me. They have some great games, and I've been a fan since the NES days. But I would take a great game running smoothly in HD with a regular controller over the same game running at low res poorly with motion controls or a GamePad any day. So far I've found nothing in Super Mario Galaxy that couldn't have been done as well or better with a regular controller, aside from some bits that feel tacked-on to justify the motion controls. The more I play it, in fact, the more I feel Nintendo's need to integrate the Wiimote/nunchuck hurt the game's design more than anything. The game in general just doesn't feel as "meaty" as Mario 64, which I recently replayed a lot of on my netbook.
But, Nintendo will be Nintendo. On to your Recaps...