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Signed On Dec 4, 2001, 03:12
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Sep 15, 2013, 16:27 Narf2029
 
There are probably more people by now who own Skyrim than the original Half Life.  
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News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
2. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Sep 15, 2013, 13:18 Narf2029
 
He just needs a knife app on his phone now, so he can get the drop on a guard and use him as the hostage that leads him to safety.  
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News Comments > DayZ Video Blog
5. Re: DayZ Video Blog Sep 8, 2013, 15:34 Narf2029
 
Moog wrote on Sep 8, 2013, 15:31:
So item damage/degredation is meant to stop KOS play-style?

I don't think so!

The griefers will continue to shoot anything that moves and probably enjoy it even more, knowing that your stuff is also destroyed now, too!

Yeah. Doesn't matter what state the gear is in when they're just going to pee on it anyway.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2013, 12:56 Narf2029
 
Nice? We had part of one week here in the mid-high 70s but it's been in the high 80s or low-mid 90s otherwise. The couple times it "rained" it was light for 10-15 minutes and all evidence was gone in an hour. Been so hot the tint cracked and peeled off my passenger window.  
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News Comments > Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter Fails
16. Re: Shadow of the Eternals Kickstarter Fails Aug 24, 2013, 15:23 Narf2029
 
Bachelor of Physical Education degree? Am I interpreting that right? Because what's going into my head is a guy who went to college for 4 years to become the best gym teacher he possibly could.  
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Details & Screenshots [Updated]
16. Re: The Sims 4 Details & Screenshots Aug 18, 2013, 00:04 Narf2029
 
Maybe Sims 4 will have some measure of optimization to make expansions and mods manageable. The load times are obscene. It's one thing to have time to make a sandwich during a load, and another to be able to eat it. I can do max settings on practically every game available for PC and the load times in Sims 3 make it look like I'm running a 486.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 16, 2013, 15:29 Narf2029
 
That's the highlight of American shortsightedness - Republican presidents start imperialistic wars, and when they can't get them done before a Democrat gets elected, Republicans throw everything they've got into making it look like the Democrat's fault that we're over there in wherever - and the average American buys it every time. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on- hang on, American Idol is about to start! I'm sorry, what were we talking about?

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News Comments > Tropico 5 Announced
5. Re: Tropico 5 Announced Aug 15, 2013, 10:05 Narf2029
 
Wonder how well cooperative play will go. My wife loves Tropico and she'd probably die if we could play it together, IF it was well implemented.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Aug 11, 2013, 23:29 Narf2029
 
Having a blast with Payday 2. I'm not the world's best at shooters by any stretch of the imagination but I like to think I'm pretty decent. I've mostly been playing it with my brother and 2 bots on +1 jobs, and I find it to be challenging but fair for someone of my skill level. We've had more than a few close calls, some of which lasted for up to 5 minutes of continuous pressure and even a little desperation (5 minutes is a LONG time in this), but we've always managed to pull it off every time and have yet to lose.

At least for someone of my skill level, Payday 2 does a phenomenal job of striking a balance between thrill and frustration. 90% of the time if I went down it's because I didn't look around before I went somewhere, but then a bot pulled me up, I got my head back in the game and we got it done. It forgives the occasional screw-up but you definitely feel like you're one or two mistakes from blowing it at times and that keeps you feeling tense, until you haul everything out and feel relief at your escape. Obviously you won't feel like that every time you play, but it's nice that you have a tangible sense of accomplishment somewhat often. It's exciting to be the one running halfway across the street and back, pitching bags into the safety of an alley so your buddy can load the van between sprays of suppressing fire, with bullets flying all around from all sides and you're just praying that not too many hit you at once because if you go down in the street you're in deep trouble and you hauled all that cash out of the vault for nothing.

I will say as it stands, those who are looking for stealthy heists are probably going to be disappointed - bystanders across the street spot hostages with almost superhuman ease, and often the easiest/only way to be sneaky is to kill a lot of them before they call the police. It's obvious that the developers watched Heat close to a million times, since the emphasis is clearly on huge, loud gunfights against lots of cops. And I mean loud - if you leave the volume settings on default, good luck hearing your team if they say something important while you or they are shooting. Gunshots also echo down the street when you fire outdoors, which is a great atmospheric touch and again is straight out of Heat. The system by which weapon mods are awarded leaves a lot to be desired as well, but the developers seem to be open to making changes based on feedback and hopefully that will extend to the way mods are obtained. Overall though, it's probably the best cooperative shooter I've played in years and is worth every penny.
 
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News Comments > Saints Row IV Gameplay Footage
8. Re: Saints Row IV Gameplay Footage Aug 4, 2013, 16:59 Narf2029
 
GTA IV was too rooted, to the point of being tedious. I don't think I even got halfway through it. Saints Row 2 on the other hand I've probably done from start to finish a dozen times, if not more. Saints Row 3 was good as well, but I guess I didn't find it as good as 2 since I've only beaten it maybe 3 times tops. I think the variety of clothing and vehicles in 2 helped, because of the ridiculous combinations you could make.

My brother's "Joseph Stalin, PI" was among the most memorable to me - Joseph Stalin running around in a brown suit, trenchcoat and fedora, with his trusty revolver and pimp cane, hitting the streets in a Baron or dogfighting police helicopters in a triplane. Saints Row 3 had its share of over the top but it didn't have quite as many ways to make it personal and thus memorable. Just the very act of trying to shoot down police helicopters in a triplane was hilarious, especially if you actually managed to down one.

That said, I still preordered SR4 within an hour of it becoming available on Steam.
 
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News Comments > XCOM Enemy Within Announcement This Month?
13. Re: XCOM Enemy Within Announcement This Month? Aug 1, 2013, 13:33 Narf2029
 
True. Some variety would have been welcome. With the new one, a plasma sniper is better than a laser sniper is better than a bullet sniper, or whichever. They all have the same number of shots so the only clear choice is to keep moving up the chain. If the new one's lasers had unlimited shots like the good old days, I probably would have stuck with them there too, even if they were only marginally better than bullet weapons. I doubt that would have worked out though, since having the option of suppressive fire with a weapon that never ran out would offer the player a tremendous advantage. The only choice I really felt I had was giving my assault soldiers rifles instead of shotguns. The shotgun was super awesome 25% of the time when you were close enough, but the other 75% of the time it was nice to have a weapon that could kill things at a distance.  
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News Comments > XCOM Enemy Within Announcement This Month?
11. Re: XCOM Enemy Within Announcement This Month? Aug 1, 2013, 13:25 Narf2029
 
1badmf wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 11:34:
also more weapon/armor types. i hated how by the end everyone was wearing pretty much the same thing/every class had one ultimate weapon.

That personally didn't bother me much, but my approach in the original was always laser rifles for everyone. No heavy lasers, no plasma weapons, no autocannons, just laser rifles. With the item limit on a drop, using a high-accuracy and no-ammo weapon like the laser rifle meant more boyz and more grenades, and I could put on an Imperial Guard-style lightshow every time because again, no ammo. Casualties? Eh, so what. Suit up a new guy and give him a lasgun. With 14 guys, someone will kill it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
5. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 1, 2013, 01:32 Narf2029
 
Shit, I was on broadband in 2002 I think. Don't quote me on that, that's a long time ago, but I'm pretty sure. Basically whenever it got rolled out in Cincinnati I jumped right on it, with those goofy DSL modems and the phone line splitters that only sort of worked.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer Details
16. Re: Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer Details Jul 31, 2013, 17:38 Narf2029
 
I didn't see myself playing it anyway... didn't they say Kevin Conroy wouldn't be voicing Batman? Kevin Conroy IS Batman. He's so Batman you could just dub him over Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, even Christian Bale and it'd be ok. In some cases *cough* it might even improve it.  
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News Comments > Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer Details
14. Re: Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer Details Jul 31, 2013, 17:14 Narf2029
 
MP would have been nice for Arkham City, or at least the cooperative variety. They made such a big deal about having a playable Catwoman in there and you didn't actually do much with her. Yeah it would've taken some changes to fit her in, but then she'd do something, lol.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
6. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jul 30, 2013, 15:53 Narf2029
 
NegaDeath wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 14:05:
Hey now I'm sure Congress is very broken up about their 17% approval rating. Devastated even. Yup.

See what effect that has next time there's an election, and you'll see why American government is so fucked up.
 
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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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