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Homepage http://www.speedmatters.org/cwatest
Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 22, 2010, 12:56 Paranoid Jack
 
http://kotaku.com/5669983/report-man-sets-fire-to-gamestop-in-stand+off-with-police

I wonder if he is pissed because Fallout New Vegas has so many bugs?

Or did he buy ArcaniA and get extremely fed up with the painful voice acting?
 
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Diaries, Launch Details
28. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Diaries, Launch Details Oct 19, 2010, 00:19 Paranoid Jack
 
I wonder what the odds are that the random crashes to desktop have been fixed? I must be nuts for buying this...

If it has the same track record I'll set it aside until I build a new system all the while praying the new system runs the game without constant crashes.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 16, 2010, 16:19 Paranoid Jack
 
Sweet, I was hoping developers/studios would start doing this ten years ago. Now if only the assholes making multi-player only or multi-player focused games would do this. Stopped buying PC Multi-player games because more than 50% of the idiots playing all have downloaded skillz.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - ArcaniA: Gothic 4
14. Re: Steamships Ahoy - ArcaniA: Gothic 4 Oct 16, 2010, 01:59 Paranoid Jack
 
"Why should be buy a product from a developer/publisher that constantly releases crap software and expect/hope the community fixes it?"

I thought this thread was about Arcania and the Gothic series? Not about Bethesda, Oblivion, and Fallout 3?

All joking aside sometimes it's hard to explain why you liked or didn't like a game. I had more fun with Gothic 3 than Oblivion and Fallout 3 put together but those two games sold ten times more. I think I may have even enjoyed Fallout 3 if it didn't crash to desktop two minutes out of the vault and then randomly the entire time I tried to play it.

A friend of mine said I was nutts for buying New Vegas for the PC since I could never even play or finish Fallout 3 due to it's constant crashing. But after trying Fallout 3 on the PS3 it just didn't feel the same. And I'm really looking forward to Hardcore mode.

I hope Arcania doesn't disappoint too badly. I know it's not a true Gothic game just a striped down version for the masses. But I too can enjoy a good RPG-lite on occasion. And the graphics look far better for the PC than on the X-Box 360. I think the RPGWatch review says it all. http://www.rpgwatch.com/show/article?articleid=165&ref=0&id=280
 
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News Comments > The Temple of Elemental Evil on GOG.com
17. Re: The Temple of Elemental Evil on GOG.com Oct 14, 2010, 00:59 Paranoid Jack
 
What I loved about ToEE was it had (up to that point) the best turn based combat of any cRPG. I'd roll a new group and play the game in hardcore. Even if that meant I would most likely lose my entire group within an hour or two of play. And I fondly remember pulling numerous party members from the clutches of the giant toad's mouth... and losing several too.  
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News Comments > Games/TV and "Significant Psychological Difficulties"
1. Re: Games/TV and Oct 11, 2010, 11:18 Paranoid Jack
 
I going out on a limb here but maybe, just maybe, they already have "issues" and (just like the rest of us) were using the two forms of entertainment to escape from reality? Same as if they lock themselves in a room and listen to Emo music all day and night...

"Objective: We hypothesized that greater screen use would be associated with greater psychological difficulties and that children with high levels of screen entertainment use and low levels of physical activity would have the most-negative psychological profiles."

All this study does is to reiterate a common sense fact. I guess I should have read it first but just as this paragraph states it's pretty much a no brainer.

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News Comments > LOTRO Head Start This Week
7. Re: LOTRO Head Start This Week Sep 5, 2010, 20:02 Paranoid Jack
 
Has anyone found out what the catch is? Those of us with old toons on multiple servers won't be allowed to use them on the FTP servers will we? Though as long as the FTP servers are not lacking tons of features then I guess it won't matter... we'll just have to start new toons.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
3. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 4, 2010, 19:19 Paranoid Jack
 
That's kinda like saying OSX and Windows 7 sales can't be compared because OSX only works on Apples (their choice...not the consumer) while Win7 can work on anything.

Ah, wrong. Do you have 7? It's like Vista (only ten times better) but won't run on just anything. Anyway as long as they are comparing the OS to another OS I get your point. The last article was not so I assumed it was the same. It's not. Either way no biggie.

edit: Now what they should compare is the reliability of the hardware. That would be interesting. A friend of mine went through three Captivates in a week. He's into rooting his phone every week or so. Big waste of time if you ask me.


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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 4, 2010, 16:22 Paranoid Jack
 
Isn't Android the OS not the phone? Though I know some companies have name their phones Droid and similar catchy things... still comparing a mobile OS to a phone is somewhat silly. Since we all know there are about ten different phones using the Google OS and another dozen in development. Just saying.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2 Trailer
5. Re: Guild Wars 2 Trailer Aug 22, 2010, 21:49 Paranoid Jack
 
I got tired of the hub & instance draw-backs in the original game. I never bought any of the expansions. But this looks to have fixed the troubles caused by those elements. Plus kept the no-subscription model which is a win-win for us.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Sales Estimates
14. Re: StarCraft II Sales Estimates Jul 28, 2010, 22:42 Paranoid Jack
 
I've been sitting on the fence with this one too. Is it worth it for the single-player campaign? I wasn't a huge fan of the multi-player. I like RTS along the lines of CoH where cover is used.  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: There goes the slide... Jul 25, 2010, 21:00 Paranoid Jack
 
True dat, plastic bubbles for all, I say!  
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News Comments > etc.
1. There goes the slide... Jul 25, 2010, 02:35 Paranoid Jack
 
D'Oh! It only takes one person getting hurt to spoil all the fun.  
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News Comments > WWII Online Patched, Welcome Back Plans
8. Re: WWII Online Patched, Welcome Back Plans Jul 17, 2010, 11:00 Paranoid Jack
 
This was the only MMOs I bought and returned two days later... to a store that had/has a no return policy on PC games (Target).

I tried for hours to get into the game but I could never connect. I wanted it to succeed so badly. Can't remember why I never went back. Suspect it was all the negative posts here on Blue's.
 
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
4. Re: Legal Briefs Jun 4, 2010, 00:45 Paranoid Jack
 
SirKnight wrote on Jun 3, 2010, 19:11:
AT&T can burn to the ground. Their CEO can kiss my ass sideways too. These bastards are greedy as all hell with the crappiest network on the planet. And this whole, 2% of heavy data users as the reason they're making these changes is a load of BS and every one knows it. No, it's the large majority of users using a lot of bandwidth b/c of the way the Internet has become. It's media rich these days. It's not 1994 any more. It's obvious that's why they're changing policy. In order for a small percentage to be causing such a huge problem, like 2% like everyone likes to say, they'd have to download hundreds upon hundreds of gigs or more per month and that is NOT going to happen given 3G's download rates. Even on faster speeds, like 4G/WiMax it would be hard for such a small percentage to use enough to bog the ENTIRE system down. It's all a bunch of crap.

Then they BS us by saying they're doing this so the customers can pay less. LOL! Yeah, like a big corporation is going to do something to cause a drop in their revenues out of the goodness of their hearts for their customers. BAHAHAHAHA! That'll be the day. Instead they're up to their old game of giving less for the same price or more.

So what good is all these powerful mobile media devies, like any HTC, iPhone, iPad, etc if you have very tight bandwidth limits? Forget about streaming more than a few vidoes, HD videos, Netflix, etc. What makes me even more aggravated is the number of moron people who fall for all this saying how reasonable the service plans are and these changes are good and make sense, yada yada. So many blind sheep willing to bend over and take it in the rear while the big company can rake in BILLIONS every quarter and the execs can have tens of millions in bonuses and crap. Bah.

I'd say he nailed it. But it is what it is... as they say. Now on the other hand... if we all organized... or say a large percentage of users called in and canceled their service at the same time there would be warning bells going off... and they'd have Ed Whitacre's son-in-law on the bat-phone planning an emergency media event to stop the hemorrhaging. Sadly this will never ever happen... but I can dream, right?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Alpha Protocol
35. Re: Ships Ahoy - Alpha Protocol Jun 3, 2010, 23:46 Paranoid Jack
 
I haven't played AP but I have to agree on those statements concerning Deus Ex. It was more about the over-all game play than the separation and criticism of each of it's aspects. And it's true. It's one of those games that had less shine on the surface but more than enough depth.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Alpha Protocol
17. Re: Ships Ahoy - Alpha Protocol Jun 1, 2010, 19:54 Paranoid Jack
 
Thanks for the link Half Elf. Now that I've see they went as far as using Adam Lambert as one of the spy characters in the game... I'm going to have to pass on this one.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
31. Re: Morning Consolidation May 20, 2010, 00:00 Paranoid Jack
 
I played GTA4 on the 360 and now I'm playing RDR on the PS3. I can't really see what they are complaining about. The RDR cut scenes to me look worse than the in-game play. And it was that way on the 360 with GTA4. But I'm not a graphics whore. I mainly care about the game-play.

I've played about twelve hours now. Half on my slim PS3 on a 28" Hanns-G 1080p LCD and the rest of the time was spent play on the older fat 80gb PS3 using a 50" Panasonic 1080p Plasma. It looks good on both but the plasma takes the prize. Runs smooth and looks fine on both my PS3s.

My friend plans on getting a second copy so he can play the Co-Op and multi-player with his son on the 360. I'm curious to see what he says.

As far as the horse running speed... it just takes a tap of the button to spur the horse every three or four seconds to keep it at max speeds. I think the horse riding is very well done. In fact at times if you're going to save some of those strangers in trouble ride up on them at full speed with your weapon drawn hit Dead Eye and pick out your targets.

My biggest complaint is the Dead Eye version that picks the shot for you. Once it starts pick the shots and placing the Xs on it's own I'm finding it less enjoyable. Is there a way to shut off the middle version of Dead Eye when it starts picking your shots? I hear there are three versions of Dead Eye in the game.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization May 18, 2010, 04:17 Paranoid Jack
 
Huge Loss? Anyone who wants the new version isn't buying the old one anymore either way. Only those who are poorly informed or have no patience are buying the older 3GS.  
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News Comments > StarCraft II Beta Ends in Two Weeks
5. Re: Star Trek Online End of Beta Event May 18, 2010, 04:14 Paranoid Jack
 
It's old school RTS... and I never cared much for the original... so when comparing it to something like CoH, I'll pass.

I still have my hopes set on D3.
 
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