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#1 StHapns247
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I just had this video auto-play in a new tab without first making the tab active: http://www.gamespot.com/videos/gs-news-update-metal-gear-solid-5-the-definitive-e/2300-6434233/

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#2  Edited By StHapns247
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@wemmick: I usually use the middle mouse button to open a link in a new tab. I can't seem to reproduce a video playing without first making the tab active, however, this written article autoplays the embedded video when active and there is no indication on the homepage that a video will play when the link is clicked.

Article link: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/how-to-get-rayman-origins-free-on-pc-right-now/1100-6442769/

As the link appears on the homepage:

This specific occurrence is was spurred me to come here and post. I do not believe videos should autoplay on any written articles, especially without any type of warning or countdown allowing the user to cancel the autoplay. If there was a visual indication on the thumbnail or somewhere else on the link then I would find it acceptable, but as it stands no user would have any indication a video would play when this link it clicked.

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@wemmick: Chrome on OS X.

Chrome Version 52.0.2743.116 (64-bit)

OS X Version 10.11.6 (15G31)

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#4 StHapns247
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I also find this annoying. Inactive tabs should not autoplay videos until they are active, this is the way YouTube and most video sites work. There should be no autoplay videos on written articles even if there are embedded videos related to the written content. The only time autoplay should occur is if the article is video only (which are clearly indicated on the homepage) and the tab is active. These are basic user quality experience issues.

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@mastermetal777 said:

Idk of any that do last-minute recording. My advice would be to record 15 - 20 minute clips of something. With regards to devices, I use the Elgato Game Capture HD. Great quality videos, commentary recording, and you can start and stop recording whenever you want on the software. Great device all around.

Thanks for the response. I already have an Elgato, but I find myself using the long-form recording ability less and less. On PC I use Nvidia's Shadow Play; I can configure it to record the last 1 minute of gameplay and save it to my Dropbox. I then download the video on my iPhone, edit a little, then post it where I want. Ideally I'd like to do this with console games too.

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I am looking for a game capture device that will let me record the last minute or so of my gameplay much like the Xbox One and PS4 do. I want to be able to do this cross-platform so I can take the clips and share them where I want; Facebook, Twitter, etc.., without having to deal with the sharing limitations of each console.

Does anyone know of a device like this? I know a lot of devices have "flashback" recording, but that usually entails having to sift through an hour or so of gameplay to find small clips, not very efficient. The same goes for bulk-recording; I'd have to sift through hours of gameplay.. I also don't have to harddrive space for that either.

Any tips would be great.

Thanks!

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@xanatos357: Thanks man, that's totally it! I don't usually associates Assassin's Creed with hacking, so I would have never figured it out.

@elheber: I would propose that Assassin's Creed 4's hacking mini-game is NOT the best hacking mini-game.

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Me and friend were talking about crappy (and not so crappy) hacking mini-games in games; he was replaying Mass Effect 2 hating the hacking game in it. I was trying to think about the worst one for me, I remember the mini-game but can't remember the game it was in.

The best I can do to describe it is frogger, but you move horizontally (instead of vertically), but inside a computer space. You moved a power node (frog) horizontally across the screen and had to time it so you didn't hit obstacles (cars) that were moving vertically.

Any idea what game this is from?

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#9 StHapns247
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@ickyqualms said:

Yeah, I can't access the site at all any more with AdBlock turned on. Sneaky practices are afoot.

Videos won't play for me with ad block enabled, they just say "Loading Video...." forever. Once I turn ad block off they play fine, but there are just too many annoying ads on this site to use it without ad block on.

Idk what the deal is with video/audio ads, but they need to stop because there is no reason why an ad should 1) blow out my speakers 20 seconds after the page loads 3) be somewhere hidden at the bottom of the page and 3) not have a mute button. They also slow the whole site down because I assume they are loading in another ad after the first one expires.

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#10 StHapns247
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One of the consistently frustrating things I have come across in the Witcher 3 is the really short lock on distance; you have to be very close to an enemy before you can lock on. This leads to a lot of frustration because archers can start picking you off from well beyond the lock on threshold and Geralt will not go into "combat mode" until you are within a certain range of an enemy or locked on and you cannot parry or dodge the arrows until you are in "combat mode".

Am I missing something or is just how it works? I feel like there should be a way to activate "combat mode" at any time so I can dodge/parry the arrows, but I do not know if that is possible. Does anyone else find this frustrating or know a way around it? Perhaps I missed a tutorial message?