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Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
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News Comments > Fez II Cancelled
18. Re: Fez II Cancelled Jul 28, 2013, 17:00 Narf2029
 
Flatline wrote on Jul 28, 2013, 16:58:
Narf2029 wrote on Jul 28, 2013, 16:11:
The guy even looks like a douchebag...

He buried the needle on my "hipster" detector.

According to Wikipedia, he's French Canadian. Suddenly, everything makes sense.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash Jul 28, 2013, 16:41 Narf2029
 
In other news, a huge ball of fire was seen rising in the eastern sky this morning. After peaking overhead around mid-day, it began to sink to the west. Experts predict the phenomenon is likely to occur again in the near future and urge citizens to remain calm.  
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News Comments > Fez II Cancelled
7. Re: Fez II Cancelled Jul 28, 2013, 16:11 Narf2029
 
The guy even looks like a douchebag...  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Shadowrun Returns
4. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Shadowrun Returns Jul 25, 2013, 15:07 Narf2029
 
Worried about the checkpoint-based saving. Maybe that will get changed in a patch.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 23, 2013, 19:01 Narf2029
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 13:53:
How exactly is Wikipedia not already mainstream?

Agreed. More often than not I check Wikipedia before Google when I want to know what something is.
 
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News Comments > StarMade - Minecraft-inspired Space Shooter
12. Re: StarMade - Minecraft-inspired Space Shooter Jul 23, 2013, 18:53 Narf2029
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 16:42:
Narf2029 wrote on Jul 23, 2013, 12:54:
I couldn't bring myself to put $3 down for it. I don't need photorealistic graphics but I am so over the "retro" style, the blocky style, and whatever else. Indie is not an excuse to make things that look like shit.

For $3 that is what you get. If you want glistening abs then the entry fee is $60.

That's kind of what I'm saying. I don't mind paying $50 or even $60 for something that's worth $50 or $60. In the same vein, I don't want to spend $3 if it means $3 production values. I have tons of other crap that I haven't even played yet, so I'm definitely past the point where a small price alone will hook me. I'm sure the game is a lot of fun for people who have fun with Minecraft, but I played Minecraft way back in its early super-rough days too. It was fun but I've had my fill, and nowadays you can't throw a stone without hitting an indie title that looks like crap. I can understand sacrificing graphics for game mechanics but don't sacrifice *all* of the graphics. Saying indie games "look quirky" or that the graphics have "special charm" is just like when you say it about women; a polite and thinly-veiled way of saying you wish she was hotter. One wouldn't say it when she was in earshot, would they?

Again, I'm not saying graphics are the be-all-end-all of a good game, far from it, but who here still plays Dwarf Fortress? That's an extreme example, sure, since playing that is like looking at the code of the Matrix - after a while you just see dwarf, goblin, elf. Sure, the game mechanics are deep and involving, but probably 99% of players that try it out give up before they figure anything out because even looking at it is a puzzle. I'm sure that's a huge factor in why it's free - if people had to tackle a learning curve just to understand what is going on but also had to pay for the privilege, the word of mouth would be damning.
 
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News Comments > StarMade - Minecraft-inspired Space Shooter
2. Re: StarMade - Minecraft-inspired Space Shooter Jul 23, 2013, 12:54 Narf2029
 
I couldn't bring myself to put $3 down for it. I don't need photorealistic graphics but I am so over the "retro" style, the blocky style, and whatever else. Indie is not an excuse to make things that look like shit.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jul 22, 2013, 08:02 Narf2029
 
I dunno, that's kind of like blaming Oneida for electrocuting yourself by sticking a fork in an outlet. Or more accurately, the manufacturer of the outlet, but I'm not sure there is such a thing as a name-brand outlet. Or, blaming the outlet manufacturer for electrocution after you plugged in an electrical cord you bought in a dark alley whose logo was drawn on the tag in crayon. Bottom line, as long as holes exist, people are going to stick things in them that don't belong.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Jul 16, 2013, 14:12 Narf2029
 
You said it, buddy.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 15, 2013, 10:15 Narf2029
 
Great. Thank you both so much. Now that will be stuck in my head all day.

edit: After two unsuccessful attempts to get the song out of my head, I read the article and wow. Might be the most blatant cash grab I've ever seen.

This comment was edited on Jul 15, 2013, 10:28.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
17. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 10, 2013, 11:02 Narf2029
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 10:14:
Verno wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 10:09:
Oculus Rift looks interesting but its the kind of thing I would never purchase without being able to try out for an hour or two.
I am pretty sure when they finally release them in retail there will be plenty of demo stations setup where you can try it, as well as return policy in place, as I can see that thing can make people sick.

I was about to buy the TrackIR also for Arma3 but I will hold off and see how the OR shapes up to be.
So far what I have seen of it, it looks like it will be awesome

I hope there's some kind of test setup. It sounds neat but 3D and VR stuff have all been migraine factories for me. I'd love Oculus for Star Citizen, but only if a few hours of play doesn't split my head in half and make me eat the device.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
3. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 10, 2013, 09:45 Narf2029
 
sharonbn wrote on Jul 10, 2013, 09:43:
The AVG search topic is dated Jan 2012 on AVG forum with the last post in the thread dated May of this year.
Any reason why this should be notified today ?!?

Probably because it's half funny, half excellent-cautionary-tale no matter when you read it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: AVG "Secure Search" Hijacking My Browser Jul 10, 2013, 09:44 Narf2029
 
This is exactly why I never install toolbars from any service or software and berate those who do when they come to me with problems resulting from them. No, I don't like fixing your computer after you do something to it that I told you not to do and I'm being mean because I hope you'll either finally listen or stop coming to me with self-inflicted issues. If I were paid to do it, it'd be another matter.  
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News Comments > Evochron Mercenary Patch
2. Re: Evochron Mercenary Patch Jul 9, 2013, 07:48 Narf2029
 
Hi, spambot!

edit: Someone's right on top of that!
 
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News Comments > New Neverwinter Campaign System Plans
3. Re: New Neverwinter Campaign System Plans Jul 7, 2013, 11:38 Narf2029
 
If Cryptic is running this anything like STO, I'm keeping away. STO is so unstable since the last patch it's like they built the patch with code from the beta. Lag, frequent drops on zoning, and my personal favorite - being in game but unable to move, interact or log out. They built a reputation for reintroducing bugs when they were running City of Heroes but to reintroduce bugs from launch day is just stunning.  
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Female Marine Detailed
2. Re: Natural Selection 2 Female Marine Detailed Jul 5, 2013, 22:50 Narf2029
 
It is awesome. Ultimately it will have a minor change on visuals that many people may not even notice and probably no gameplay impact whatsoever, and that's just what women are looking for. Or at least, it's strongly preferred over the steel bikini mindset that's been running strong for so long.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
26. Re: Op Ed Jul 1, 2013, 14:46 Narf2029
 
I definitely miss the social aspect of EQ. I had more friends in EQ than I've had in every following MMO I've played combined. Today, the average MMO player pitches a fit if post-combat recovery takes more than 30 seconds. In EQ you'd sit around for 5 or 10 minutes and you got to know your group members because there was nothing else to do, but it was almost always worth it. I got into a pick-up group a few days into EQ and ran with all of them (as much as schedules lined up, anyway) until the day I quit. Now you go to a game like WoW or GW2 and you'll team with a group of people one time for 15-20 minutes and never see any of them again, and that's almost become part of the way those games are played. Big zones filled with hundreds of people, nearly all of whom are doing their own thing essentially by themselves and who only run into each other when they happen to be doing the same thing at the same time.  
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News Comments > On Sale
6. Re: On Sale Jun 13, 2013, 23:01 Narf2029
 
nin wrote on Jun 13, 2013, 22:40:
Exactly! Some of them look like something I'd think of, but sometimes people do crazy stuff I never would have considered, and they're awesome, failure or no...

Results and satisfaction can change dramatically if you play when you're tired. You might find yourself making Soviet-style mistakes. "Awesome, got a guy in orbit. Now let's bring him back and... oh, oops. Sorry dude. Better think of a way to bring the next one back down."
 
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News Comments > Dragon Age Inquisition Trailer
1. Re: Dragon Age Inquisition Trailer Jun 10, 2013, 20:45 Narf2029
 
creators of the critically acclaimed Mass Effect trilogy

I like how they leave out the part where they created the rest of Dragon Age, for fear of people thinking of Dragon Age 2.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
9. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jun 8, 2013, 16:27 Narf2029
 
I just figure Windows 8 is the latest skipped generation in the trend of skipping every other generation of Windows. One's great, the next sucks, the one after that is great, the one after that sucks, and on and on. If Microsoft makes it that long, whatever comes after 8 will probably be great in a Microsoft way. Unless it gets saddled with any of Xbox One's charms.  
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