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Signed On Oct 21, 2001, 00:09
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News Comments > Still No Fallout 3 Demo
10. Re: No subject May 14, 2008, 10:36 Morgan19
 
A quick "Fallout demo" Google search seems to indicate there was at least one demo...

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News Comments > ETQW Patch Details
2. Re: So how.. May 8, 2008, 10:30 Morgan19
 
I picked it up when it first came out and played for a few weeks before deciding I didn't much like it. Since then I've reinstalled it probably three or four times, wanting to give it another chance, but always end up uninstalling it again shortly after. (To put that into perspective, I still have Tribes 1 installed and have had installs of it on my gaming computers since it first came out.)

I come from a long history of playing Tribes, Q2, UT2004, and BF2142 and yet I couldn't find anything I really liked in Quake Wars: it seems like it's trying to be BF with its classes and respawn times, Tribes with its wide-open areas, and UT/Quake with the speed and twitch factors. I love all of those elements in their respective games, but for me personally it just doesn't work all mish-mashed together in one game.

Another thing that's really bugged me is how forced or scripted each match is. Because the game goes very deliberately from area to area as objectives are completed, it really felt like each round I played in was the same as the last time I'd played it. It seems like other games' CTF or point-control modes lets you decide more how you want to approach the objective, rather than "you must be an engineer and you must blow up objective X to continue". A lot of people seem to love the focus it gives, but it just seems way too "on rails" for my taste.

To be fair, I never played the original Enermy Territory. From what I hear Quake Wars' play style is a lot like it, so I'm sure if you played the original you'd probably have a better appreciation for the new iteration.

The other thing that bugs me about the game is that matches can end way too quickly: if there are good players on the other side who know exactly what to do and what order it need to be done in, a round can start and be done in under five minutes because they've breezed through the objectives progression. That's great for them, but to me that's not fun... It's just frustrating.

So in a nutshell I wouldn't recommend it, no.

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News Comments > DOOM 4 Announced
6. Re: Sit back and enjoy the show May 7, 2008, 16:26 Morgan19
 
D3 was a sort of re-imagining of D1, right? I wonder if D4 will be an updated D2...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: No subject Apr 30, 2008, 12:36 Morgan19
 
For the posts down below about the driving learning curve is that compared to previous GTAs (e.g. the driving mechanics have changed in IV) or are you new to GTA and thus not used to the game's driving mechanics?

(I haven't played IV and won't until I eventually get a next-gen system, but am curious if the driving curve is due to newness to the series or a change inherent to IV.)

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News Comments > Battlefield 2142 Patch Info
3. Re: Widescreen??? Apr 29, 2008, 12:03 Morgan19
 
Bring it on indeed, if I'm still playing it's not too late for me! More 2142 = good.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: new games Apr 29, 2008, 09:48 Morgan19
 
Persona 3 FES just came out last week, if you like RPGs.

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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor This Month
1. Really? Apr 22, 2008, 12:13 Morgan19
 
Gamma testing?

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News Comments > Battlefield 2142 Patch Plans
2. Re: Wow great! Apr 10, 2008, 10:16 Morgan19
 
Before someone snipes in yes, there are still people happily playing 2142.

I'm excited and curious to see what the new content will be and just hope the public beta doesn't take as long as the last patch's did.

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News Comments > R.I.P.: Gary Gygax
14. Re: No subject Mar 4, 2008, 15:48 Morgan19
 
Awww no!

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News Comments > Yahoo! Rejects Microsoft
7. Re: Crazy Feb 9, 2008, 19:36 Morgan19
 
Fine by me... I've happily used Yahoo! mail since 1997 and have absolutely no desire for it to turn into Hotmail. Blegh.

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News Comments > The Witcher Patch
18. Re: More clarification on load times.... Dec 20, 2007, 18:19 Morgan19
 
By load times, does that mean "loading a saved game" or "loading between areas"?

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News Comments > The Witcher Demo
9. Re: No subject Dec 14, 2007, 12:39 Morgan19
 
I'm not going to let any load times make or break a game for me. It's always something.

Normally I'd agree... But when literally 50% of your time "playing" a game is spent staring at a loading screen, that's a little nuts. From what I hear, what's worse is that there are the long loading screens for everything, including entering or leaving a simple interior space. Now that's just silly.

Regardless, I'm going to try the demo so I can see for myself.

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News Comments > The Witcher Demo
5. Re: No subject Dec 14, 2007, 11:35 Morgan19
 
I'd be all over this game, if it wasn't for the hideous loading times every review mentions.

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News Comments > UT3 Beta Patch Change Log
12. Re: No subject Dec 9, 2007, 16:53 Morgan19
 
Malware, not mailware. The prefix mal- from the Latin malus, mala, malum; a 1st/2nd declension adjective meaning bad, evil wicked. Hence malware is bad software. In Gamespy's case, it's bad presumably because it's slow, requires registration, and supports the evil empire, i.e. IGN/Gamespy.

Try again. Malware means the program is designed to specifically harm, injure, disrupt or otherwise screw up your system. It doesn't mean "bad software"...

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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
5. Re: No subject Dec 9, 2007, 08:17 Morgan19
 
Wii = overrated

Not at all. If you're a hardcore solitary "don't bug me" gamer than sure, it might not be great. But for families, or groups of people who want to play together, or a couple like me and my wife, the Wii is fantastic because whoever's involved can both easily and painlessly enjoy some videogaming at a more common-denominator. Sure, it may be a bit more "everyone-friendly" than a lot of gamers are used to, but like it or not the playable-by-all factor is hard to say about any other system.

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News Comments > Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Patch
9. Re: No subject Dec 7, 2007, 22:49 Morgan19
 
Correct me if I'm wrong, but there's still no way to cancel out of joining a server once you start, apart from alt-tabbing out the game and restarting, is there? That needs to be remedied ASAP.

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News Comments > Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Patch
4. Re: Cheating Dec 7, 2007, 13:50 Morgan19
 
I could see people suspecting cheating beacuse of the "bad guy here" targeting cursor and the game's ability to shoot through walls, but I haven't seen anything blatant in the past few weeks of playing.

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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 3 Beta Patch Changes
1. ? Dec 5, 2007, 21:15 Morgan19
 
Eh? Was the second beta ever publicly released?

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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 3 Patch Plans
2. Re: No subject Nov 29, 2007, 21:42 Morgan19
 
(EDIT-) Ahh, that makes more sense.

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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 3 Beta Patch
8. Re: No subject Nov 25, 2007, 21:09 Morgan19
 
Oh it's compatible, alright-- except now after the patch, my mouse's X- and Y-axes don't work at all. The mouse buttons themselves work great, but moving it doesn't do a thing, and I don't see any new options for getting it back.

Whee!

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