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Real Name James Holbrook   
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Nickname Hyatus
Email Concealed by request
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Description I'm me...duh. ~,^
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Signed On Jul 14, 2001, 22:15
Total Comments 1086 (Pro)
User ID 10334
 
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Auction Suspended
20. Re: Steam Holiday Auction Suspended Dec 12, 2014, 12:24 Hyatus
 
I don't get the hate for businesses trying new things to acquire money. Making money is the point of a business after all. And it's not like they switched their entire business model to this. I see this as an attempt to try something new(however silly it is). It will probably fail, but good on them for giving it a shot.  
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News Comments > Irrational is Hiring
7. Re: Irrational is Hiring Nov 25, 2014, 00:20 Hyatus
 
"I'm eagerly awaiting a new Freedom Force game," he says, setting himself up for disappointment.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Nov 1, 2014, 00:32 Hyatus
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 31, 2014, 22:20:
Cabin in the Woods could have been great, but the ending, and a few scenes near the ending, killed it for me.

I was bored until the end. The end is what saved the movie for me.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Dungeon of the Endless
11. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Dungeon of the Endless Oct 28, 2014, 16:21 Hyatus
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Oct 28, 2014, 09:23:
"Pseudo-retro" seems like it should be a classification for some art styles. I see a lot of games nowadays that has what looks like a pixellated look but really seems to... not really be. Like drawing what looks like a 24x24 pixel image, but with 2x2 or 4x4 pixel blocks, complete with weird special effects that are non-pixel.

I usually am not a fan of that look.

I could agree with that term. *hammer down* "Pseudo-retro" is now an official category of art-style. The Gods of Classification have spoken!
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Dungeon of the Endless
4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Dungeon of the Endless Oct 28, 2014, 02:47 Hyatus
 
I wouldn't call the graphics "retro-style" necessarily. Some of the images are a bit pixelated, but the game displays at a higher bpp than the 8 or 16-bit look I would associate that term with. Also, the animations are much smoother than an older game and the effects, like the smoke, shadows, and lighting, dash away my labeling of this as retro, imo.

The game looks fun, but I will wait until it is dirt cheap enough for me to pick it up.
 
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News Comments > Metallica to Close BlizzCon
2. Re: Metallica to Close BlizzCon Oct 21, 2014, 12:39 Hyatus
 
Kill 'em All and be done with it.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2014, 10:38 Hyatus
 
I could never get into the FF. Reed is one of the most boring characters in the Marvel Universe. I was never much of a fan of the outer space stuff, either. I cringed every time I had to read an issue of X-Men(my personal favorites) where they ended up in space or(well, "and" really) Asgard. For that matter, I also can't stand issues with magical themes(Excalibur was painful to read for me, but I just love Nightcrawler so much).
Anyway, I'm not sad to see the FF go, though I do respect its place in the history of the medium. And besides, it, along with Wolverine and Frosty the Snowman, will be back again someday...probably around the time when the new movie tanks and Marvel gets the film rights back.
 
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News Comments > New Oculus VR Unit; Carmack's VR Talk
1. Re: New Oculus VR Unit; Carmack's VR Talk Sep 21, 2014, 14:15 Hyatus
 
and 360 degree head tracking (keeping our dreams of an exorcism simulation alive)

Awesome. Kudos to you.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
20. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 19, 2014, 06:13 Hyatus
 
Julio wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 19:18:
Discrimination against anyone for the way they look/act/who of legal age they sleep with is wrong. And that applies to discrimination against straight white males.

Of course.

LGBT gamers can feel free to have a gaming con; however that does not seem to be inclusive to me. So it's as wrong as having a straight white males gaming con.

The status quo's voice is heard in normal conversation. There isn't a need to represent the majority as, especially in this case, it is already well represented. Games that feature human characters tend to feature straight white males. How often do we play games where we star as a LGBT person? Even games that feature, say, black or hispanic males are few and far between. These cons are a good way to tell businesses that, in case they forgot, minorities buy games, too.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
17. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 18, 2014, 17:24 Hyatus
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 16:42:
Why do I have to fight on behalf of others who consider me evil to begin with? [...] Jesus, man have you no sense of pride or dignity at all? Are you just a doormat everyone can walk all over? Grow a backbone.

It's because of pride we are supposed to do that. We are supposed to do the right thing. You don't get a backbone by letting inequalities slide, especially when you spend most of your time on the positive side of it. You get it by speaking out when surrounded by immoral and unethical opinion. It's a tough thing for most people to refuse the majority, especially when you are living there.

Yes, it is insulting to be lumped in with their ilk. But those people are echoes from the past of an ignorant majority whose choices still affect the present. It is ignorant to think that minorities in the US could make the same choices we make in a day and come out anywhere near our place on the ladder of life, even in the most liberal of cities. We, ourselves, may be a different echo from a smarter, more progressive and accepting white male culture. But, until everyone gets a fair shake, we have to accept that because of the way we look, whether we want it that way or not, we experience life a lot more positively.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
14. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 18, 2014, 16:34 Hyatus
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 15:51:
This is why those who advocate "change" never actually do anything to help achieve it. A convention for a marginalized group? This doesn't foster inclusiveness... because they don't WANT inclusiveness. The folks running these things want marginalized groups that are segregated and angry. They'll never actually do anything to bring about acceptance and harmony... there's no money in it...

Gamers used to be a marginalized group. We have only recently(10ish years) gained mainstream acceptance.

Changing the opinion of a large nation is not a switch you can flip. It takes time.

This convention may be geared towards the LGBT crowd, but I didn't read anywhere that says others can't come. If anything, this serves as a starting metric for gaming companies to stop ignoring their demographic. That's where the money is in this convention. I'm sure you can count on one hand the number of games that allow your character the freedom to be homosexual. You could probably even add in games that have homosexuals characters in them and still have a finger left over.

You may disagree that this does nothing to change anything, but in my eyes it advertises an underserved community that wants to be accepted by, not only other gamers, but also the companies they give their paychecks to.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
13. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 18, 2014, 16:16 Hyatus
 
Verno wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 15:25:
That's too regional though. Some places are horribly backward in both respects, others are very progressive. You would never get away with either around here. I love cons and have attended many in several countries, I've never encountered an unsafe (as they put it) environment for LGBT.

I would agree with you that the environments I've seen at cons(West coast only) have been docile and full of mostly nicer people. Perhaps this threat is more perceived than actual. If my gaming experiences consisted entirely of online console gaming I would expect a con to be filled with potty-mouthed high school racists.

Of course, I'm not gay and have never attended a con with any of my gay friends (sadly, none are gamers)...and they did manage to find 3,000+ people to attend so maybe there is some truth to it.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
9. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 18, 2014, 15:39 Hyatus
 
LanikTnt wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 15:27:
This was making me wonder why is there an LGBT at all instead of just G. Are they not all at least part gay so why do they feel like they need to make such granular distinctions?

The Ts are a lot harder to define in that regard. Gay is a strange word in its many definitions, both past and present. In the acronym, though, it is used to describe homosexual males instead of all homosexuality.

Is it that they are so proud of their specific flavor or are they trying to distance themselves from the other kinds?

I would say it's meant to create an understanding that they are all in the same boat, critically speaking.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 18, 2014, 15:09 Hyatus
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 10:45:
If we're white heterosexual males we're monsters oppressing everyone else and making their lives a living hell.

That's not the point. Just because you are not oppressing someone doesn't mean that it is not a problem in our white, heterosexual male community. We are at a point where, I believe, most of us will tell someone using the n-word or other racially-based insult to STFU. That is not (generally) true when someone uses insults based on sexual orientation.

To think that we have come to accept, as a majority, LGBT folks as natural and normal is quite false. We may not, individually, be the monsters, but we definitely turn a blind eye to the ones around us. Someday that will change for the better. Today is not that day.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 17, 2014, 10:39 Hyatus
 
harlock wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 09:48:
i still map right mouse button to jump in every game.. space for zoom/iron sights

my brain needs it... also its just easier to aim when you arent already pressing down on the mouse

I do the same thing with the right mouse button. However, I use the middle mouse button for zooming. My secondary fire(for so-inclined games) is mapped to the spacebar. For games where zoom is the secondary fire mode I still use the spacebar. I also can't play for crap without inverted y. This makes it a pain when I play single player games with other people because we have to remember to hit up the options and fix it. My wife even uses inverted y now to play.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2014, 16:16 Hyatus
 
Verno wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 10:49:
Powerstone and Skies of Arcadia were my favs though there were several other good games on there. I hated the Dreamcast controller though.

I forgot about SoA. Yeah, the controllers are crap. I do like the VMU idea, but not its execution. The Gamecube's FF: Crystal Chronicles utilized the same idea but to a more comfortable degree. Of course, Nintendo's controllers have mostly been crap ever since they rocked it out with the SNES ones.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2014, 10:32 Hyatus
 
I'm moving in the next few weeks and I just found and played my Dreamcast for a few hours with my oldest(7 year old) a couple of days ago. I wish the Powerstone series would have taken off. They were a blast to play.  
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News Comments > GOG.com Adds DRM-Free Movies; TV Coming
12. Re: GOG.com Adds DRM-Free Movies; TV Coming Aug 27, 2014, 15:53 Hyatus
 
Verno wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 15:17:
Even just browsing the web store there is no category for them unless I'm just overlooking it.

They're tough to find. It's better to look for them by tag:
Movie
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Adds DRM-Free Movies; TV Coming
4. Re: GOG.com Adds DRM-Free Movies; TV Coming Aug 27, 2014, 13:19 Hyatus
 
How did they beat Steam to the punch?
Steam has movies as well(granted, not DRM-free).
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: :o Jul 4, 2014, 23:17 Hyatus
 
harlock wrote on Jul 4, 2014, 21:15:
men are all like this.. "dope dee doh"

but women are all like this.. "doop dee doo"

amirite, folks?

Don't be lumping in my manly dee with a feminine dee. It just ain't right. Everyone knows women-folk were made to doop and doo, but women who dope and doh aren't fit for doepohing. Doepohing is a man's game.
 
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