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    I'm playing through this game and there's a LOT of cool sci-fi actors in there. Claudia plays Aela the Huntress early in on the game, a warrior woman who's with a group called the Companions. She has about 5 different lines from what I've seen. Cool.
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    IÆve read that folks have recognised her voice in a few other NPCÆs as well. Good game, btw. Though itÆs a bit hard on PC hardware which is a big reason for some of the problems some folk have had with it û the heavy CPU usage highlights any subtle weakness in your PSU I discovered. (The console versions are just pants, apparently)

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    • #3
      Can someone translate whatever it is Trip just said?
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        Something about going to Penn State University and having to wear trousers, I think.
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        • #5
          Can someone translate whatever it is frulad just said?

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          • #6
            A lot of hours into skyrim later: Yes, Claudia voices several characters on there. They don't seem to have her attempting 'different' voices, so I'm not sure if she was aware she was reading for several different characters. Still, it's nice to hear her voice.

            And another tidbit, her character Aela is a marry-able character in the game.

            And yes, I discovered that because I did it.

            No, I'm not a crazy fan.

            Stop looking at me like that!
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            • #7
              Currently completing the first semester of a Computer Science degree, and presenting my part of a group project yesterday, I got a bigger laugh than I expected for what I thought was just a throwaway gag about expecting computers to run Skyrim at around 30FPS ... only to get home later and see the fuss about Skyrim's lag and unplayable frame rates after 50-60 hours of play.

              I would imagine some of those laughing in the lecture theatre have experienced exactly that problem, given how attendance has dropped off in lectures since it was released, and the nice thing for me (as a 42 year old) is that the timing of my joke probably gives me a small boost in credibility among my 18 year old colleagues.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by OmahaStar View Post
                Can someone translate whatever it is Trip just said?
                NPC: Non Player Characters
                Basically, computer controlled spear carriers with limited interactivity, instead of player characters with whom one has the potential to communicate with.

                "heavy CPU usage": The software uses most of the "Central Processor Unit" (i.e. your computer's Brain) to run.
                Pretty common with games, particularly in the "old days" for those of us who started with 64K of RAM.

                PSU: usually means your computer's "Power supply unit", which is just a box that regulates the power from the wall socket to all the bits and pieces within your computer.
                He/she might have meant something else.

                "The console versions are just pants": Um, no idea. Sounds more like regional slang, than gamer slang, but I "graduated" out of gaming long ago.



                Originally posted by SmileOfTheShadow View Post
                And another tidbit, her character Aela is a marry-able character in the game.

                And yes, I discovered that because I did it.

                No, I'm not a crazy fan.
                Personally, I'd have considered you crazier if you had not done it.

                Somebody has to thoroughly stress test all options.
                And it's just virtual, i.e. a healthy fantasy!



                Originally posted by Garibaldi's Hair View Post
                Currently completing the first semester of a Computer Science degree
                Quick, somebody send G's Hair's family the info for a local cult removal squad.

                Ok, more seriously, why?!?

                I'd be surprised if Brit schools are as bad as American ones, but have you considered studying something more challenging, or is a Comp Sci degree more useful for your career/job aspirations?

                If you haven't read it yet, Joel Spolsky's The Perils of JavaSchools says it far more elegantly than I.

                The last four recent grads I've been, um, "co-employeed" with, were sorely lacking in basic programming skills. One even asked me why should one indent code. :khan:

                Another was employed part-time while pursuing his Master's degree in Software Engineering, and asked my advice on becoming a software engineer (he'd never worked professionaly in the field, though was a very good electronics tech). I recommended that every time he was doing a repetitive and/or annoying computer task, he should consider writing a little utility to automate it, since he would then experience both "full lifecycle" development and maintenance as he tweaked it. He seemed surprised, and agreed that made sense.
                Why hadn't any of his frakkin' TAs/profs ever told him that?!?

                Um, rant over.
                That was not directed at any current thrall of the Computer Science "educational" scam, but at the scammers themselves.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Chipmunk View Post
                  PSU: usually means your computer's "Power supply unit", which is just a box that regulates the power from the wall socket to all the bits and pieces within your computer.
                  He/she might have meant something else.
                  IT is probably a better word. ; )

                  No, I meant Power Supply Unit. Irregular voltages being distributed throughout the computer due to a dodgy PSU is a surprisingly common problem. One which a surprisingly large number of PC users know little about – and PC repair shops use to their advantage when charging to “fix” computers. ; ) My first job 10,000 years ago when the 8086 processor was cutting edge, was as a programmer for a box shifter run by two photocopier salesmen. The scams coming out their (and I use the word loosely) maintenance department, were . . . . . imaginative to say the least.

                  http://forums.techarena.in/hardware-...ls/1433558.htm
                  (Warning it’s techy type stuff, and the first thing that came up when I did a google ; )

                  The heavy hard drive/CPU usage (due mainly because the game was coded for consoles who have crap GPU’s – graphic processors basically – that aren’t up to the job so shunt a lot of the work onto the CPU) tends to bring otherwise unnoticed hardware frailties to the fore. (Those who excessively overclock their systems then cry about instabilities deserve all the heartache they get).

                  The pants reference refers to the level of bugginess to the game on the console platforms, apparently. Don’t use game consoles personally.

                  I enjoyed the game. Restarted it though because by the time I got to a level 50 magician with double enchanted Daedric armour it got stupdily easy - even on the most difficult setting. Now I'm sneaking around in rags with a rubbish bow, I miss my armour. : (
                  Last edited by Triple F; 12-21-2011, 06:31 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Triple F View Post
                    IT is probably a better word. ; )

                    I enjoyed the game. Restarted it though because by the time I got to a level 50 magician with double enchanted Daedric armour it got stupdily easy - even on the most difficult setting. Now I'm sneaking around in rags with a rubbish bow, I miss my armour. : (

                    Yes, the game gets far easier as you enchant armor. Defintely is where the game breaks itself.
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