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Real Name James Holbrook   
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Nickname Hyatus
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Description I'm me...duh. ~,^
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Signed On Jul 14, 2001, 22:15
Total Comments 1093 (Pro)
User ID 10334
 
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News Comments > Orcs Must Die! 2 Booster Pack Tomorrow
4. Re: Orcs Must Die! 2 Booster Pack Tomorrow Sep 25, 2012, 12:51 Hyatus
 
How dare they release expansions to the game?

This is an outrage!

Seriously, though. While I'll be waiting for it all to go on sale, I don't begrudge the people that buy this stuff up early. That seems a little silly to me. Why is it that people buying content for their game and supporting the developers is a bad thing?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 14, 2012, 01:04 Hyatus
 
I miss fatbabies.com.
It was great to see all the dirt on mismanaged game companies, even if some of it seemed like whiny bitching from unreliable sources.
 
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News Comments > FTL: Faster Than Light This Week
36. Re: Re:Indie Rant Sep 12, 2012, 19:06 Hyatus
 
Tumbler wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 18:07:
[...] If you want the outstanding gameplay tied with those graphics what you are asking for is the big publishers to step up their game. [...]

This is the real argument.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 12, 2012, 18:49 Hyatus
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 12, 2012, 12:11:
I guess my biggest problem with Wario Ware was that you needed to unlock multiplayer. Bringing it to a friends' house was a huge bitch.
It was only played on our one Wii, so I can understand. Though, why didn't you just pop an SD card in and transfer the save files?

Funny you loved NSMB until other people played. I actually found it somewhat dull single player [...] But being able to push someone into the lava was fantastic.

You must not have kids.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
6. Re: Evening Consolidation Sep 12, 2012, 12:05 Hyatus
 
I disagree about Wario Ware. I thought it was the best incarnation yet and loved those little "stances" or whatever they were called when you got to the new ones.

I also thought New Super Mario Bros was awesome...until other people started playing. Then it was a nightmare of trying not to get smacked into lava or enemies while proceeding through the level.

Mario Galaxy was meh and had such a stupid 2nd player mechanism.

Boom Blox and Wii Sports/Resort/MotionPlus were all fun times, though.
 
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News Comments > Marvel Heroes Beta Next Month
17. Re: Marvel Heroes Beta Next Month Sep 10, 2012, 13:03 Hyatus
 
.net_Drifter wrote on Sep 10, 2012, 05:17:
Considering the fact that Cryptic pretty much sold CoH to NC Soft, who then took former Cryptic developers who left Cryptic and formed Paragon studios to develop content for CoH . . . yeah, Cryptic sure has put more development effort in to Champions . . .

Yeah, you're right. Even if one were to contend that Paragon was semi-Cryptic, content was pretty much the same with roughly 3 major updates coming out each year for both.
 
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News Comments > Marvel Heroes Beta Next Month
12. Re: Marvel Heroes Beta Next Month Sep 9, 2012, 23:39 Hyatus
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 9, 2012, 19:26:
wish them luck, but I do not think they are going to have much success with this game. City of Heros just got canceled. Not a lot of market for a hero game.

It should have been cancelled forever ago. It's just the predecessor to Champions and I'm sure the latter has had more recent developer content from Cryptic than the former.

If this is really just a Marvel Ultimate Alliance-style MMO, I'm okay with that. MUA1/2, X-Men Legends 1/2 were really fun and sure, I'd prefer sequels to those games instead of an MMO, but this could be a fun romp for a little while.
 
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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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