kirkhamilton
Kirk Hamilton
kirkhamilton
Kotaku Editor-at-Large
Nov 16 2018
9

Oh, I should be clear - I only meant that I didn’t play Blood Money a single time through. I played it multiple times through, and challenged myself to get Silent Assassin on every level. It was the exception to my “play it once and move on” style, was my point. I’ll make that clearer.

Oct 9 2018
62

Yes, fall damage is handled well in Breath of the Wild, because it’s one part of a well designed system of climbing, gliding, and stamina management. But the threat of fall damage is still an important part of that system. Read more

Oct 9 2018
94

Counterpoint: Fall damage, while sometimes annoying, is often fine. Would Breath of the Wild be better if you could just jump or fall off of anything without ever taking damage? It would not.

Sep 27 2018
16

Assassin’s Creed is definitely a little weird, because they dropped numbers (Brotherhood, Revelations), then had numbers again (IV), then dropped numbers again (Rogue and/or Unity). Liberation was in there, too, though that was more of a spin-off or maybe a proto-expandalone. Lots of cross-pollination happening in Read more

Aug 28 2018
7

Oh yeah, that’s definitely part of it. I wasn’t rushing because I didn’t have to review it, but I did play before it was out, which meant no one was talking about it, discussing combat techniques, etc. Read more

Aug 16 2018
1

So to get specific: you’re saying a better version of my current setup would be to remove the two 120mm top-exhaust fans and just exhaust through the 140mm at the back?

Aug 16 2018
3

I do recommend MHW! It’s fun as hell, though it’s got some technical issues on PC that they’ll hopefully iron out soon. I wrote up some PC tweaks you can try, in case you wind up picking it up.

Aug 16 2018
2

Yeah, it’s definitely pretty huge. I was fortunate in that my case interior is giant and my RAM wasn’t extra-high, so I was able to fit it without much of an issue, but I can imagine it being too much for some cases, and can def see how it could complicate doing maintenance on the board or components.

Aug 16 2018
19

I’ve been building PCs for almost a decade, for what it’s worth! I’m just always learning new things and finding new aspects of the process to obsess over.

Aug 16 2018
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I’ve seen a lot of people say something similar about their Corsair AIO being loud, and remember being annoyed by my Cooler Master AIO, but I never noticed the sound of my Corsair AIO at all. I swear it was pumping coolant because if it was outright broken my temperatures would’ve been even higher, but the fact that I Read more

Aug 16 2018
11

I’ve certainly considered both options, but I’m sticking with my current setup, for now. No one agrees on any one objective “best” option, as evidenced by the fact that my last arrangement (and diagram) had positive air pressure and I had people telling me that, too, was bad, because it would keep hot air in the case. Read more

Aug 14 2018
1

Yeah, the load times are super good. (They almost make up for the minutes-long matchmaking times, da-dum crash.)

Aug 6 2018
24

^ Right - worrying about temperatures is really a voluntary thing. You can just install your stuff at stock speeds, put on a basic cooling solution, and leave it, and as long as you clean your case every so often you shouldn’t have any issues. Overclocking and its attendant headaches and fixations are strictly opt-in.

Aug 6 2018
2

I would, but I can’t fit a radiator sandwich above my motherboard. It barely fits with fans on one side, and there’s no room to put the radiator or fans above the case. I tried push/pull when I had the radiator balanced up front, and it seemed promising. Something to try if I ever get a different case, though.