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Homepage http://www.speedmatters.org/cwatest
Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 27, 2014, 22:34 Paranoid Jack
 
Is anyone that is not running ad blockers having a ton of pop-ups with malware installs, redirects to infected sites, and even Trojans from Blue's ads?

For two weeks or so it has really gotten out of hand. To the point were I hesitate to open the site some days. I know a lot of people use ad blockers but I don't because Blue generates revenue from theses ads and by us clicking on them to get to Amazon and other retailers. Unfortunately it has gotten to that point today where I find myself looking for a blocker. Any suggestions? Free or not... as long as its good.
 
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News Comments > Golden Joystick Winners
7. Re: Golden Joystick Winners Oct 24, 2014, 23:42 Paranoid Jack
 

Dean Hall is the dev modder hired on by Bohemia Interactive that was responsible for Dayz... there fixed that for you.
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2 - Ardennes Assault Preorder Bonus
5. Re: Company of Heroes 2 - Ardennes Assault Preorder Bonus Oct 17, 2014, 23:06 Paranoid Jack
 
dumpy wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 04:59:
More America? It's been done to death. There are so many countries to choose from for historically based single and multiplayer components. This smacks a little of laziness and cash-grabbing.

No doubt. I was hoping during CoH1 they would add Japan vs Chinese. And maybe Italians vs the French and/or Egyptians?
 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes 2 - Ardennes Assault Preorder Bonus
2. Re: Company of Heroes 2 - Ardennes Assault Preorder Bonus Oct 16, 2014, 23:28 Paranoid Jack
 
Mattly wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 21:38:
Seriously this pre-order bonus stuff is getting out of hand.

No doubt. I am trying to figure out why they are charging $40 for this? Seems a bit much to me. Not that I would buy it even at $20. I'll get it on sale for $5 or so. After they burned me on the original release of the digital deluxe or whatever it was called. An extra $40 for some textures and a few more commanders. Really pissed me off.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
10. Re: Into the Black Oct 16, 2014, 01:38 Paranoid Jack
 
Yeah, seems like a lot of stupid decisions being made all around. I'll admit I have zero faith in our government. Haven't had much faith in them for several decades. Yet, this last couple months has been nothing short of mind boggling. Not that it wasn't crazy before. It's like amateur hour almost everyday. From the guy walking into the White House through a door left unlocked to people on national TV outright saying Hillary Clinton will be our next president. Just insane.

Seriously, I'd really like to know just how these nurses (in Spain and now the US) were fully decked out, suited up, yet still managed to contract it? The odds of them all being grossly negligent in their jobs to the point of risking their lives and the lives of their loved ones is something I just can't imagine.

Crazier yet portions of the population within numerous African countries believe the US is at fault and trying to depopulate and take control of Africa for their resources. Mainly diamonds and oil.

What really floored me? The second nurse supposedly called the CDC advising them she was feeling ill and had a fever yet was about to get on a plane... they did not advised her it was not ok to do so? She was running a fever after treating Thomas Duncan, after another co-work has tested positive for ebola, she is supposedly being monitored yet not under quarantine, and she gets on a plane to go plan a wedding in another part of the country? WTF?

Is this some bad movie writing or some stupid book's plot full of holes?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 14, 2014, 22:18 Paranoid Jack
 
Dude, I knew he had that section of contact info but I swear it wasn't there just a few minutes ago.... d'Oh!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 14, 2014, 22:07 Paranoid Jack
 
Off topic but since I can't seem to find the link to e-mail Blue directly I thought I'd ask if anyone else is having spam pop ups, auto playing ads, and self installing programs from Blue's this evening?

I noticed right off the bat the ads have hijacked the site because they pushed the articles all over the place to make room for themselves. Then I checked my programs and found one was just installed from the site. It's labeled Weebsaavver.

Has anyone notified Blue?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 13, 2014, 22:20 Paranoid Jack
 
If you like Windows 8.1 you're going to love 8.5... err, I mean Windows 10.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 8, 2014, 23:09 Paranoid Jack
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 8, 2014, 20:58:
So AT&T engages in mail-fraud and racketeering and is slapped on the wrist with a small fine? Ahh, US justice, the best that money can buy!

Always has been.

At first I was under the assumption they were addressing the cramming of long distance charges on landlines.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
8. Re: Evening Mobilization Oct 8, 2014, 23:01 Paranoid Jack
 
What they should have asked was how many of them actually bought their phones and/or how many were given free phones as gifts?  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
73. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 6, 2014, 23:15 Paranoid Jack
 
Loving SoM even more than before. I finally started hitting the story quests and was able to kill off all the Warchiefs (except my plant of course) while also killing all but three or four new Captains than moving into the next map area. Having much more fun than any of the AC games. Once you've got the right ruins for your play style, have learned to use the environment to your advantage, and knowing when to run the game is much easier. Not a cake walk but then no button masher ever is if you have arthritis in your fingers. LoL

Thinking this is definitely in the running for a Game of the Year Award or two. I too would love to see them add much more to the game mechanics but am happy with this first entry into this genre. I could list a lot of improvements I would love to see and a great number of things the game does better than AC in my opinion but I'd rather get back to the game. Peace!
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
14. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 5, 2014, 13:27 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm loving SoM also but keep having multiple Captains popping into the combat area. The other day I was taking on four Captains before they took me down. Just a few minutes ago I was just fighting a level 4 Captain I had isolated with no guards but one and had him low on health so I wanted to dominate him... next thing I know my nemesis pops right next to me out of thin air.

I'm playing on the PS4 and the combat has ramped up drastically after I went on a two hour killing spree to grind some points. There are no difficulty settings I assume because the game ramps up the challenge for your play style. Now I'm thinking about a reboot because I find myself fighting dozen of enemies and multiple captains every time I try to accomplish anything.

Last I remember I was 19% into the storyline but I have the first three tiers unlocked on the available abilities. Wondering if I am just getting to old for these button mashers?
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Earns $1.5M
53. Re: Wasteland 2 Earns $1.5M Sep 24, 2014, 21:10 Paranoid Jack
 
Kudos to inXile for a fantastic throw back to the golden age of gaming. Old School Rules! Lost a party of five about twenty hours in and was very happy to start over. Having even more fun this time. Playing it hardcore. Perma-death with no reloads unless something funky happens. So far no crashes and no funkiness. Miss these type of games. Starting over is part of the charm. Picking different builds and skills changes things... what a grand idea! Read a few pages of a thread on Steam where some were complaining that they couldn't specialize in everything or most of it... too funny. This is not that game. Thank the Gods!

Sorry, but I had to laugh about the graphics complaint. Old school games were rarely about the graphics not that they weren't trying to push the visuals back then... anyway, for me gameplay trumps graphics every time. I can play a less than pretty game if there is that something special hidden inside. Not saying graphics haven't sold me on a game either. I've bought many shiny piles of shit of the years. One thing is for certain... games I purchased because they were beautiful and hyped let me down far more often then a slightly ugly game. To each his own.

Task wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 17:17:
PropheT wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 17:13:
Considering how good Fallout 3 was I don't really mind the switch anyway.

"Good" being subjective. I could list several things that aren't that great, but this list covers it.

But I guess for me I just could not get over how it just looked like an Oblivion (Gamebryo engine) Fallout mod.

Oh, man... I use to lurk on No Mutants and the Codex years ago. No Mutants was my favorite because they were less vicious. Had totally forgotten about the site. Thanks.

Quinn wrote on Sep 24, 2014, 13:30:
Off-topic since blue didn't react on the earlier e-mail..

Blue: Why do I almost always have to look on other websites for news about Lords of the Fallen? There was another gameplay vid released a few days back.

http://youtu.be/ZievCe5Zv-M

xD

I like what I see except the level design is lacking something special which is very important to me. The game looks fun but if the levels are all so similar I doubt I will finish the game. Still on the fence but almost ready to jump off in favor of purchasing. My main concern is all the great games coming out between now and the Witcher 3.

You've got Shadows of Mordor, Lords of the Fallen, Dragon Age Inquisition, Bloodborne, and the Witcher 3... all demanding my attention to some degree or another in the next six month. Yet I still need to finish Dark Souls 2 and the DLC, a complete run thru of Wasteland 2 though playing it hardcore is a blast, DoS, plus several Kickstarter betas and releases due soon. I'm not complaining. I love games. Just going to be hard to fit them all into my real life schedule.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Released
48. Re: Wasteland 2 Released Sep 22, 2014, 22:56 Paranoid Jack
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 22, 2014, 03:20:
To me it seems like surgery skill is almost mandatory because without it if you get the bleeding effect you will die. Maybe there are items that counteract the effect I haven't come across though.

Safecracking and lockpicking both seem useful but if you fudge up a lock on a gate you can always throw an explosive like TNT at it to take care of it (usually). Using items in that way doesn't seem to require any special skill to do (or maybe I'm just lucky).

I think I know where you might have gone and if it's where I'm thinking I had to run away fast. I haven't been back either.


You are correct even with the Surgeon skill I've lost people who were bleeding out. I started a new team trying some Min Maxing . Still have my old team to go back to but not sure I really want to.

Just like the remake of The Temple of Elemental Evil this game has short cuts and entire sections that can be skipped or missed plus going someplace your not ready for will get you killed. Some people don't like these type of games... with a ton of skill checks and hidden requirements. I love them.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls II DLC Delay
6. Re: Dark Souls II DLC Delay Sep 22, 2014, 18:14 Paranoid Jack
 
I haven't finished either nor the main game but I'm damn close. There is a mob early on in part two of the DLC that I would say is extremely hard with out a co-op player helping you.

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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Released
45. Re: Wasteland 2 Released Sep 22, 2014, 00:06 Paranoid Jack
 
Warning Spoiler Alert: Text Set to Secret. Highlight to fill in blanks.

Well, I just got my ass handed to me about twenty hours in. Lost my whole team to Slicer Dicers. I figured one would be a hard enough fight. Though while scouting the level I noticed a second. Well, there was a third hiding in the fog of war that I hadn't noticed. Man, can they jump. I'm thinking I got ahead of the leveling curve and the game had to smack me down. So many hidden secrets.

So far I'm seeing the following skills as highly important... well besides the obvious combat skills dependent on your characters build. First off Perception is something at least one of your characters needs and needs to level fast. Second Safecracking and/or Lockpicking provide in the neighborhood of ten to twenty five percent more loot found since there are lots of opportunities to use them. But if you have to choose between them I prefer Safecracking. Something I didn't pick? Demolitions which I now have to assume is used to disarm all those #$%#&!* traps?

So now I need to decide do I reload or play it hardcore and reroll. Great game so far. Not perfect but still pretty fantastic for a five million dollar game.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Released
36. Re: Wasteland 2 Released Sep 20, 2014, 12:16 Paranoid Jack
 
harlock wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 09:28:
Paranoid Jack wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 01:47:
I'm pretty sure that "Red Boots DLC" is a joke....

i think thats a safe assumption considering when you click on the button it says "just kidding"

LoL, I never clicked it. Too funny.

I hope they're already well into the planning of an expansion or sequel since the game is a blast at this point. Though I know Torment is taking the majority of their crew. Yet you would have a safe bet if you assumed the next project is already being planned.

I've put about a dozen hours into it post release and I'm over the moon. I was worried at first and stayed away from the beta after a dozen hours of testing as not to spoil it.

So now that we know inXile can not only deliver but start a second project up (which looks amazing so far) I'm ready to help them fund the next one! Yes, they have restored and even polished up my tarnished faith in KickStarter.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Released
30. Re: Wasteland 2 Released Sep 20, 2014, 01:47 Paranoid Jack
 
I'm pretty sure that "Red Boots DLC" is a joke....

Loving the game so far. Not the best tactical combat but far from the worst. Sometimes putting your guy(s) on Ambush outside of a bottle neck just makes sense. But I can see how it could be used as a crutch by those not up to the challenge. Ambush is not 100% either. Not sure if its an elevation thing or what but I've had team members not fire on enemies that clearly entered into their line of site.

Still its been a great KickStarter so far.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Sep 20, 2014, 01:45 Paranoid Jack
 
Can they fix the finger print sensor not working?

Got the iPhone 6 for my wife. It won't register her finger or thumb prints. We tried for ten minutes before bypassing it. For some reason it just kept looping around asking her to do the same thing over and over again. Not impressed. But she loves it and that is all that matters.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 15, 2014, 10:24 Paranoid Jack
 
Blue wrote on Sep 15, 2014, 09:07:
We need Nielsen ratings for devices that can measure viewership because...?

It's all about the advertising dollars. Measuring viewers has mostly been about the selling of ads for decades now. The higher the number of viewers the higher the cost of the ads.

It may also be needed/used by the NSA to help profile the viewers...
 
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