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Signed On Nov 5, 2001, 00:47
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Skinny
15. Re: Now its coming all together! Dec 15, 2006, 00:40 Paranoid Jack
If you freeze it it says Memories, it's a menu screen.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Rainbow Six: Vegas
2. Re: Is this a port? Dec 14, 2006, 15:39 Paranoid Jack
"lockdown was not too bad"

That is the first time I have heard that from anyone who like the originals. Sometimes people say, "Lockdown was not too good" but usually it's far more descriptive with colourful language to show how much they thought it sucked.

After hearing it from an old Clan-mate or three I avoided Lockdown like the plague. Even so I have a pre-order in for this one and I hope to be pleasantly surprised like I was with GRAW.

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News Comments > Alien RPG Announced
37. Re: No subject Dec 13, 2006, 20:44 Paranoid Jack
"I felt the same way. While certainly not Bioware's best work, I did enjoy KOTOR 1... and I couldn't stand the sequel. Everybody talks about how great it was up until the end... I probably played an hour of it before never touching my friend's xbox again. Booooring."

That sounds like me except describing my experience with KotoR(1). I'm not a huge Star Wars fan but I just could not get into it. I tried twice. First at launch and then a year or so later... both times I felt the world was just to shallow and sterile.

I meant to give it another (third) try but I gave it to my brothers son because he is a huge Star Wars fan and needed another game.

I'm thinking of trying Jade Empire (PC) but not sure I want to if it's in the same mold as KotoR.

As afar as Aliens the RPG it could be good and I hope the setting is on a future Earth (or another planet) after the population uses WMD to kill off living hosts for the face-huggers.

So it could be a PA world like Fallout but much farther in the future. With the few survivors of the human race fighting the few surviving Aliens hunting them for use as hosts to breed.

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News Comments > Jagged Alliance 3
8. Re: Finger crossed Dec 12, 2006, 20:18 Paranoid Jack
Steroid, what game is that you are reviewing? S2 or BE5?

I have seen mostly positive reviews at the retail sites but have not visited the official forums. Every positive reviewer has stated how it is the best turn-based tactical game or compared it to JA and/or S2. If the AI in Brigade E5 is what you are talking about please let me know. I have stopped playing NWN2 because of the AI, hoping to see a patch soon.

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News Comments > Rainbow Six: Vegas Patch
9. Re: No subject Dec 12, 2006, 16:11 Paranoid Jack
EB told me it would be in stores tomorrow the 13th as well. So somebody pick it up and let us know what you think...

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News Comments > Gearbox & Obsidian on Aliens?
21. Re: Hmmm Dec 12, 2006, 09:58 Paranoid Jack
Just think of the possibilities of an Aliens RPG? If they do it justice it will be huge...

If one of your troops gets a face-hugger attached to his cranium you have to kill'em right? Since there was no way to remove them due to the acid blood.


"As a direct result of Fox's efforts over the past 27 years, Alien has become one of the most recognized franchises in the motion picture industry"

If this doesn't make you feel old... but has it been 27 years since the first? Double checked and it was '79 for the first and '86 for the second movie. Damn!

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News Comments > Jagged Alliance 3
6. Re: No subject Dec 12, 2006, 09:46 Paranoid Jack
Did anyone buy (or play) Brigade E5? I had it in my hands at EB the other day. But since I have yet to finished (or even get the feeling I am done with) Gothic 3, NWN2, and Nightfall I didn't think it was a wise purchase. Not to mention the MMO Beta I'm in (which is taking up all my gaming time) so I figured it would just sit there collecting dust. I hope to try it out another time. Customer ratings are fairly good but critics are slamming it.

On a side note there are at least two (or three) other games that are in development that are playing off the whole JA's "spiritual successor" angle. I think two actually had the JA name at one point until the rug got pulled out from under them.

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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Movie, Date
15. Re: No subject Dec 9, 2006, 11:32 Paranoid Jack
I don't have an "official" list but these are just a couple I remember besides the few listed already.

- One large continuous game-world, gone. Zones are used now with load screens.

- Prone position for character play purposes, gone. (I hope leaning around corners is still in but not sure anymore.)

- The "required" eating and sleeping, gone. They were requited to prevent fatigue. Not sure you even have to eat anymore but I bet if you can it is only to replenish health or get a temp buff of some type. I know they wasted time putting in a drunk effect if you drink Vodka. But I think the drinking of Vodka to prevent radiation sickness is also, gone.

- The AI Stalkers going about their business and competing with you... possibly even finishing the games main quest if you screw around too long. Oh, yeah... gone. Not that I believed it even all those years ago when they put out the media statement about the feature.

- The vehicles, but not just the vehicles... the maintaining the vehicles and scrounging fuel and parts to keep them running, gone.

So basically most of the features that would have made this a very interesting horror survival sim/cRPG are all gone. Now it is just a shooter which I haven't bought for years. It still has some possibilities but I am not convinced they will help them over the negative backlash after all those years of ultra hype and delays.

I wish I had kept an accurate list because I think there are at least another half dozen features that met with the bean-counters axe of reality +3. But I gave up about two years ago. What little hope I had has died. Now we just sit back and wait to see... is this the next Diakatana?

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News Comments > Crysis Delayed
15. Re: No subject Dec 7, 2006, 09:57 Paranoid Jack
Since Engrish is not his native language although I think he is doing quite well. Hell, half of the less than brilliant people I deal with on a day to day basis have worse language skillz....

As far as the game goes I've watched several movies but I still don't know what all the fuss is about. I realize they are adding some really nice game-play features but the sci-fi stuff didn't impress me.

If there is a link to any footage where you can actually flash freeze a tropical environment (or an body of water) and use the broken shards to kill your enemies (as was written in a preview) please post a link, thanks.

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News Comments > Evening Q&As
1. D'oH! Dec 6, 2006, 22:17 Paranoid Jack
"an interview with the bug-eyed actor about several topics"

Now that wasn't very nice, Blue. Just because he is different doesn't mean you should make fun of him.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Robbery Suspect Shot Dec 5, 2006, 01:42 Paranoid Jack
I hope he enjoyed the crappy PS3 launch titles while he could. It truly sounds like the next best thing to instant karma to me. Don't want to sound cold but I am sick of mean self centered rude as hell people everywhere I go. Seems everybody thinks they are "special". So that entitles them to steal, rape, kill, run red lights, speed through school zones, drink and drive (sometimes all three at once), beat their kids (raising another generation of criminals), live/leeching off the system, and/or just being a total pain in the ass. All the while lying about everything if it will help them continue the cycle.

Yeah, it is sad it end this way. But he brought it upon himself. Off to hell with you...

Edit: The other day was a banner day. Went to hook up a line at a cops house. He tried to bribe me. I told him $20 really was not worth my $75,000 a year job.
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News Comments > Subscription Free ArchLord
5. The Kiss of Death Dec 5, 2006, 01:18 Paranoid Jack
Every-time a newly or fairly new MMOG is released and goes into free anything it means trouble.

Free ArchLord? No thanks. Beta Tested briefly was not impressed, uninstalling, and sacrificing a chicken. Bad mojo I tell you!

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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: Games take on books. Dec 1, 2006, 00:34 Paranoid Jack
... "and they've hired Steve Nix (Ritual, Fleetwood Mac) as Director of Business Development."

I think Blue has been smoking a bit... or maybe a little drinky drinky? Stevie Nicks was in Flletwood Mac not Steve Nix.

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News Comments > Armed Assault German Patch
6. Re: For Czech version as well Nov 30, 2006, 21:28 Paranoid Jack
Thanks Strango, so you are saying if we import a version we can hack it to an English version?

Has anyone here done it?

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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Wii Nov 29, 2006, 22:46 Paranoid Jack
Fatigue and sweat may be a factor but that cord looks very cheap. Funny shit I think...

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News Comments > Evening Q&As
8. Re: Stories in MMO's Nov 29, 2006, 10:11 Paranoid Jack
Someone failed to read the NDA Standard practice for NDAs = don't talk about your's kinda the point of having an NDA lol

I think that was the Alpha NDA-EUA. But to tell the truth I have beta tested about two dozen games over the past twelve or so years and I stopped reading those damned things after the first two or three...

Just mentioning you're in isn't really talking about the game and since I have yet to boot it that goes without saying.

As far as it not doing anything new... no MMOG has in the past few years. The King of the Hill just collected all good ideas added a few spin-offs and a shit-load of polish to become the monster hit it is.

At this point it would be hard to make a game of any genre that was totally fresh and could not be compared to several before it. But don't give up hope.

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News Comments > Evening Q&As
4. Re: Stories in MMO's Nov 28, 2006, 21:45 Paranoid Jack
Exactly, same shit happens to me every time I play with a friend or others online. He (my long time gaming buddy) has the patience of a two year old at times even if he has no idea what the quest is about or the story-line. So I have to try and speed read it or if I am not in the mood I just click it all away.

Funny thing is we have fun most of the time. Even though he just bought NWN2 but can't be patient enough to play it I let him talked me into getting NightFall (Guild Wars) yesterday.

I got home from work installed the thing and had to check my e-mail to do the account part... when I noticed my Beta acceptance for LotR Online.

I am pretty psyched about this one. And the same friend is now playing it more than any other game on the PC or his three consoles. We beta tested WoW for three or four months before it went retail so I know what he likes... and I think I will enjoy it as well. Guess I will find out this Thursday (my earliest access to the game).

The most interesting thing about the MMOG market is that Biowares is getting into it in the next year or two. And they claim they are going to go heavy on the story from that other article.

I have half a mind to run to Barnes and Noble and pick up that latest issue of Games For Windows just to read about Dragon Age. Has anyone here read it? Is it worth the purchase or is it just a rehash with some new screenshots?

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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
13. Re: ffs Nov 27, 2006, 09:36 Paranoid Jack
PS3's sold at Japan's launch >89,000
PS3's sold at North American launch >175,000

"... the only issues it has are the same as the 360s had on launch."

Not even close. And thanks to a few big titles like Gears the 360 is selling well one year in. Only the people who really got to have one are going to buy a PS3 at the current prices. Again, I use my hard-core Sony Fanboi friend as a prime example. This is a guy who buys a new Smart Phone every year, has a high end PC, a lap-top, and every hand-held known to man. He just isn't going for it.

Once we see PS3 supply finally meeting demand then we'll see how badly Sony is hurting... since they need that large install base to help them on game sells even more than M$. The big if with the PS3 is the CPUs power. If it is really as strong as they say the shelf life of the unit will be much longer than the 360 or the Wii. Of course they had to back down from the CPU doing the GPUs work and the video chip-set will limit that shelf life somewhat. And I would think M$ is already entering the development process of their next unit.

The Wii's future is the really interesting question here. Can an under-powered CPU with a behind the curve GPU go toe to toe with the better units? My guess is it can if the game-play is there. Like in PC games most gamers are ok with stylistic out-dated graphics if the game-play is solid.

Nintendo is making money not loosing money on every unit sold so they are very happy where they sit. Of course to take more of the market share back will make them even happier. Like M$ they are and will be taking more of the share which Sony held. Doesn't mean Sony can't also stay on top and make money but for them everything hinges on the Blue Ray. Too many eggs in one basket is never wise.

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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
13. Re: Sony's Plans for the future Nov 26, 2006, 14:36 Paranoid Jack
"Why didn't you borrow your brother's copy? Is he still playing the MP?"

One reason is he lives half a continent away. The other reason... he is now replaying it in Co-Op with his step-son. Not to mention this may be the game which finally gets him signed up for the X-Box Live Gold account.

My free account runs out this month (since it has been a year) and unless I see something spectacular in this online component I will just stick to the PC online gaming.

Have you played the MP? It looks pretty good from the few videos I have seen.

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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
8. Re: Sony's Plans for the future Nov 26, 2006, 04:04 Paranoid Jack
Are you sure? I thought Sony was trying to get it as a PS3 exclusive and jerked them around so long they went with M$?

I am fairly sure I read that on a console game news site. Either way I can't remember the other two exclusives they lost out on at about the same time.

I saw Gears on the shelf of Target release day and had thought it was already out. They must have had thirty to fifty copies. After watching some videos I am interested in seeing the game in action and playing it.

My brother bought it and loved it though it is very short. He beat it in about fifteen hours. Even so he said it is a keeper and one of the best looking games he has seen so far. I got a copy coming from GameFly so I'll check it out soon.

Oh, one more funny thing about "exclusives" ... usually that only means for a limit time. Though it depends on the contract and the money changing hands.

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