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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 > Marvel Heroes Beta Next Month
11. Re: Marvel Heroes Beta Next Month Sep 9, 2012, 23:35 Hyatus
 
kibbled wrote on Sep 9, 2012, 23:08:
Just looking over the website it looks like a Diablo Clone but instead of Warrior, Mage, Archer you chose one of the Marvel Superheroes like Spiderman, Thing or Deadpool.

FTFY before you get flamed by our fellow comic book geeks.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
11. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 6, 2012, 19:58 Hyatus
 
The 360 I've got RRODs all the time, but the towel trick seems to work(after using different heat sink compound and the penny trick).

On the other hand, I had a PS3 YLOD on me a year ago(60gb launch) and bought another on ebay(another 60gb launch with a broken bluray drive which I swapped from the first one) which YLOD two days ago, but thankfully turns on again after I let it sit(still haven't tried any games).

My Wii works great, though. No problems whatsoever.
 
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News Comments > Steam Greenlight Adding Listing Fee
1. Re: Steam Greenlight Adding Listing Fee Sep 5, 2012, 10:50 Hyatus
 
Why not just use the $100 as a placeholder or security deposit?
After six months/one year/cancellation, the developer gets their money back.

In the meantime, they can use the interest in the account for their coffee fund.

This seems a little ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > More on Valve's Hardware Plans
6. Re: More on Valve's Hardware Plans Sep 4, 2012, 11:06 Hyatus
 
I'm curious to see what Valve comes up with.
I don't think there's much you can change in regards to 'basic input'. The keyboard is a great invention. Just because it hasn't changed doesn't mean it should. The mouse could use a little overhaul. They could maybe add a trackball on top instead of a scroll wheel. That would be the one thing I would change and I'm sure someone has tried that already.

In any case, I don't feel a void when it comes to new hardware for gaming. Game consoles have been trying new interactive devices for the last system incarnations and they've failed. I have yet to try a motion control system that felt flawless and honestly, necessary.

I believe we've come to a great point in PC gaming where the video card is the only thing you need to add to a system to make it worth it. If anything, the software needs to be better and more compelling.
 
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News Comments > UE3 on WinRT
24. Re: UE3 on WinRT Aug 29, 2012, 19:28 Hyatus
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Aug 29, 2012, 18:43:
Are people meant to be impressed that they support DX9, a decade old API? This is their chance to ditch legacy support and move ahead with DX11.

Roughly 15% of computers on Steam are still XP. That may not seem like many, but it's still the 2nd most-used OS on there. Besides, there's no reason a game can't support both APIs.
 
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News Comments > More on New Black Isle
10. Re: More on New Black Isle Aug 23, 2012, 11:52 Hyatus
 
I'm sure there will be a kickstarter for this just around the corner.  
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News Comments > Broken Sword Kickstarter
2. Re: Broken Sword Kickstarter Aug 23, 2012, 11:49 Hyatus
 
Creston wrote on Aug 23, 2012, 11:25:
Cool on the one hand, but iOS and Android? I fear a horrible PC UI that will make Metro look suave...

Creston

It's a 2d adventure game. How horrible could it be?
 
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News Comments > Sony Liverpool Closing
26. Re: Sony Liverpool Closing Aug 22, 2012, 20:17 Hyatus
 
theglaze wrote on Aug 22, 2012, 11:14:
Wipeout HD/Fury were the best, most well rounded of the entire series, and butter smooth as usual. How many games run (most of the time) at 60 FPS 1080p on PS3? [...]

While I did enjoy Wipeout HD, this isn't "exactly" accurate. While the game does do 1080p, it uses a scaling system that downgrades the internal resolution of the game to achieve 60fps when it starts to detect slowdown.

Also, anyone else pissed when their system was connected online and they'd play Honda commercials before it would let you into a level?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 8, 2012, 12:13 Hyatus
 
Five Guys is damned good for fast food burgers. Of course they aren't as good as home-cooked burgers. Do you really think a teenager can make a burger better than you? That's not really the point.

Their fries aren't very good, imo. I'd rather just eat peanuts. But, grilled onions are a huge win in my book. I wish there was one closer than an hour away from me, but that's probably for the better as I'm fat enough as it is.

I still prefer Red Robin for chain restaurant burgers, though(just not for the price).
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Orcs Must Die! 2
12. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Orcs Must Die! 2 Jul 31, 2012, 03:33 Hyatus
 
This press release needs a *spoiler alert* for those people who haven't finished the first game(especially if you just got it on sale).  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. 14 Killed At "Knight Rises" Screening Jul 20, 2012, 10:48 Hyatus
 
Wow. Just...wow.

I'm curious, though. What was a baby doing at a movie theatre, let alone at the midnight showing?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman is loving Michael Bay's movie - will fans Jul 19, 2012, 12:05 Hyatus
 
Probably not.
I tend to believe that most fans love the 80s show and have never read the comic. Different ballgame.

Also, this praise is coming from the guy who brought us Heavy Metal 2000: My Pornstar Wife is Really an Actress.
 
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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! 2 Prerpurchases
8. Re: Orcs Must Die! 2 Prerpurchases Jul 17, 2012, 14:33 Hyatus
 
Prerpurchases is like more better pre-purchases.  
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News Comments > Deadpool Game
14. Re: Deadpool Game Jul 15, 2012, 15:14 Hyatus
 
.net_Drifter wrote on Jul 15, 2012, 03:44:
They did start a Dirty Harry game once, then canceled it.
[...]he seems like nothing more than a smart mouthed merc with a gun and sword, who seemed to have a knack for making improbable escapes from deadly situations,

Which is what makes him fun, imo. I mean, it's comics. People long dead come back to life all of the time. Escaping from certain death via improbable means is half of that fun.

who was created as a throw away foe for Wolverine. I seem to remember he was a temp foe meant to replace Sabertooth (who was half dead or something from having adamantium ripped out of his bones)

He was a foe for X-Force(Cable and about half of the New Mutants). And it was Wolverine who had the adamantium ripped out of his bones.

[... also vaguely remember them mentioning he had a healing factor based on mutated cancer cells or something, but it's been a while, so I might be wrong.

He had tumors which accelerated their growth when he was injected with the mutant healing factor(Possibly from Wolverine's cells?).
 
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News Comments > Deadpool Game
9. Re: Deadpool Game Jul 15, 2012, 02:01 Hyatus
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 14, 2012, 21:47:
And how do you know this isn't based on the 1988 Clint Eastwood movie?

I just watched that last week. I love the Jim Carrey "overdose" scene right after he lip-syncs to Guns N' Roses. The band(minus Axl, of course) makes an appearance later in the film.

Somebody should make a Dirty Harry game.

Anyways, yay Deadpool!
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 10, 2012, 12:21 Hyatus
 
Less "How to get paid", more "A Handful of People are Paid".

Talk about a dream job.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jul 2, 2012, 12:01 Hyatus
 
RailWizard wrote on Jul 2, 2012, 11:20:
Of course, there is the fact that no Asian country could make a decent game [...]

Uhm...Japan?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: 40th anniversary of Atari Jun 27, 2012, 12:42 Hyatus
 
Jim wrote on Jun 27, 2012, 12:30:
http://tinyurl.com/7sjhngg

Nice! Atari and I have the same birthday. I knew I was a gamer geek for a reason.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
9. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jun 13, 2012, 04:03 Hyatus
 
"Up next: People Watching People Watching People Play eSports! Only on FOX!"  
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News Comments > On Sale
10. Re: On Sale Jun 1, 2012, 01:14 Hyatus
 
You can also use your wireless ps3 controller as a wired controller via USB. There's some drivers somewhere to do that and then use x360ce to map the controls correctly.  
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