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Real Name The Half Elf, CptRanger   
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Description "I've never seen a feature like this before. It warms your ass. Wonderful, have you tried it?" -Walter Bishop
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Signed On Mar 14, 2002, 15:47
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
31. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 26, 2013, 18:11 The Half Elf
 
The original 360's had noise issues, but the only time I've ever heard of an issues with scratched disc's is from idiots significantly moving the machine from the horizontal to vertical position while the drive was in operation. Hell there was a major gaming website doing an unboxing of the Xbox Elite with Fable 3 (I think) in the drive at the event and as soon as they turned it on it's side you can hear the drive scratching the disc up, then they pull the disc out and show it to the camera stating 'I guess you can't do that with the new units'. A bump or nudge is fine, but when people are knocking them around, tripping on them etc, and wondering why they have scratched disc's you wonder what they are really doing to do that.
Hell we had PS3 and 360 games come back to us via parents with children in tow, and would flat out ask them what happened and 7 out of 10 times the child would confess to f'ing it up cause they were doing something they weren't suppose to (including 1 kid getting cupped upside the back of his head for lieing about how it happened, and for destroying their parents game).
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
21. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 26, 2013, 16:27 The Half Elf
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 26, 2013, 15:11:
I saw something interesting this morning.

I have a friend who manages a Gamestop. I went to visit her this morning while on my morning coffee run and she had a line of 4 people at the counter. Each one had a XBone in their hands. All four returned their systems and bought a PS4, the last 2 having to be put on a waiting list because the first two people got the last 2 PS4s in her store. Apparently she was told that people couldn't return broken XBones unless they were doing exchanges, had a receipt, and it was within the 48 hours. (or something along those lines) Since they never told her what the "exchange" has to be for she has been allowing people to change systems all together.

She is convinced her store got a full truckload of busted XBones because something like 75% of them have been returned already, where as only 2 PS4s have been returned to her store since they launched. Interestingly enough, she says she is selling more used PS3s (and PS3 games) than anything else at the moment.

I wonder how her experience compares to other stores. I can't believe that 75% of XBones are busted out of the box.

Um unless store policy has changed for console when I worked at Gamestop I'm gonna call BS.
1)As listed on the Gamestop website, they have 30 days to return a new console.
2) Gamestop just put out a press release less then a week ago stating they had a 2.3 million backorder for the PS4's. No store has a few extra just laying around.
3)It's looking like Microsoft use a cheap ass disc drive that (from the banging video) is fairly susceptible to being bounced around, and that could be caused by anything from leaving the factory for distribution, or stupid gamestop employee's (which I've seen first hand).
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
20. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 26, 2013, 16:19 The Half Elf
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Nov 26, 2013, 15:16:
Creston wrote on Nov 26, 2013, 14:00:
nin wrote on Nov 26, 2013, 11:35:
Creston wrote on Nov 26, 2013, 11:30:
Curious fix.

Someone needs to do a youtube video, taking the clip of the chimps from 2001: A Space Odyssey, only in this version they beat the xbone with bones and it suddenly reads a disc...


Dun. duuuun. duuuuuuuuuuuun.... DU DUUUUNNNNNNNNNN!

Damn kids these days....always using violence to solve their problems! Back in my day, we just blew in the damn thing!

From blow job to hand job! See things do get easier over the decades!
 
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News Comments > Double Fine Regains Rights; Will Re-release Games
2. Re: Double Fine Regains Rights; Will Re-release Games Nov 26, 2013, 13:25 The Half Elf
 
Congrats Double Fine, but why would you release them at retail, when you have Steam, GoG, GMG and Origin?  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
5. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 26, 2013, 12:21 The Half Elf
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 26, 2013, 11:10:
Bizarre fix? That is thee oldest one under the sun, hit it. Caveman figured that out.

Bizarre is the wet towel trick.

So easy even a Caveman could do it™

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2013, 11:25 The Half Elf
 
What nin said. Just put some food and water out for us and we'll be fine for a day or two.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
3. Re: Into the Black Nov 26, 2013, 01:41 The Half Elf
 
Ok I want to see that bug...

As for Ubisoft, AC franchise and the PC, they have tailored the PC version of each game to make it look as beautiful as possible on the PC, and you would never know it unless you played the console versions of AC 3 and 4, then the PC versions.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
4. Re: Evening Interviews Nov 26, 2013, 01:29 The Half Elf
 
Carmack is a ADD genius. It just takes him awhile to find the right 'shiny thing' and then wham. First games engines, then rocket engines, now 3D Goggles.
Someone I knew when I lived in Indy was a fucking genius (almost savant level), but with his OCD, and love of his diabetic wife, all he cared about was making a sugar free chocolate chip cookie for his wife. Think of Rainman with Kramer from Seinfeld's hair. He didn't care about the money, or fame, or his intelligence, he just wanted to make sugar free chocolate cookies for his wife.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Nov 26, 2013, 01:23 The Half Elf
 
There is a movie called 'It's My Party' with Eric Roberts, who plays a gay man with HIV who ends up with a very nasty disorder and decides to have a party and end his life on his own terms, after seeing several friends die from the disorder. Gay or not, it's a very powerful movie, that had me thinking about what would I do if I, or someone I knew or loved was in that situation, what would I do?
Being a very non-religious person, deep down in my soul I feel that if i were to commit suicide, that any chance to see my parents 'on the other side' would be null and void. If I knew I had a chronic illness and would die of it, I'm still not sure if I would choose suicide or not, but if someone was terminally ill and wanted to end their life, I could see being 'ok' with that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
2. Re: Evening Interviews Nov 26, 2013, 01:03 The Half Elf
 
John Romero Hair Care Products: He's going to make your hair his bitch!  
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News Comments > Steam Reviews Open Beta
4. Re: Steam Reviews Open Beta Nov 25, 2013, 14:05 The Half Elf
 
1st game on the Steam Review Slaughtering block?

My guess is X Rebirth.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 25, 2013, 10:31 The Half Elf
 
They are our children, they are our family, and they become a source of love and joy in our lives.

Long post short, I don't think there is another creature on the planet that gives as much love back as a dog.

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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
9. Re: Sunday Consolidation Nov 25, 2013, 02:27 The Half Elf
 
Isn't it a bit 'dick'ish' to say 'hey you bought the console I hate, and I'm glad your suffering' when at the end of the day, people just want to play games, and the game they really want to play isn't on YOUR console?
Hate on the companies for shoddy work is one thing, but because they just want to play games.... seriously?
Shouldn't we have a collective 'FUCK YOU!' to both PS4 and One owner's because we are elitist PC Gamers, who typically have to suffer because of the inferiority of the latest generation of console hardware?
I had a PS3 for the few games that interested me, and I have a 360, and have had a 3DS, and have a PC.
I got a NES for Mario World, SNES for Legend of Zelda/F-Zero, a Gameboy for Tetris and Robocop,Any Gameboy that had the Pokemon games, N64 for more Zelda and Mario, a Atari Lynx because it was just fucking cool at the time, a Gamecube for even more Zelda, a Sega Master System/Genesis/Sega CD for Sonic the Hedgehog, a Playstation for Warhawk and Twisted Metal, a Xbox for Halo, a 360 for more Halo and Forza/PGR Racing, and finally a PS3 for Infamous 1&2, and I bought my first PC back in 1988-1990 for the Sierra 'Quest' line of games, and yes, even for Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
If I had the option to purchase both the One and PS4 I would. Why? Because I'm a fucking GAMER. I want to play Dead Rising 3 and Forza 5, and I really want to play Infamous 3, but I spend most of my time gaming on my phone and my PC.

And what I find is funny is either the BLOD, RROD, Yellow Light of Death, etc are all heinous crimes against the buyer of the machine, when we had to blow into the cartridges, insert a book or another game into the console, or turn the console upside down or some other trick with the NES. Hell the NES was the VW Beetle of it's time. There were 50 ways to get the damn thing to run after it died.

But to resort to petty bullshit because a gamer recieved bad hardware is stupid.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Nov 24, 2013, 10:02 The Half Elf
 
If they do like Star Wars you'll get 4 5 6, then 1 2 3, then a complete edition with both.
When was the last time a Lego game had DLC?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2013, 09:18 The Half Elf
 
To those who aren't with us, and to those who are far away, we raise our glass and toast to you, that we'll meet again one day.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Dear Blue Nov 24, 2013, 00:00 The Half Elf
 
You have been here for us, day in and day out for over 20 years (?). We have shared our experiences with gaming, electronics, kitchen appliances, grilling, pets, friendships, jobs, moving, romances, engagements, family's, anniversaries, health issues, births and deaths, together.

People don't understand why I keep coming to this website after decades, and I tell them, that even though I have never met them personally, we all share something that is very real and tangible. And that is friendship. It isn't defined by our facebook friends count, or how many hits a video gets on youtube, or by how many times nin post on this website. It's defined by who we are.

I can't remember when you started this Out of the Blue part of your website, but what we got is a glimpse of a person who has done nothing but put his readers first for a very long time. And it's not easy doing that in a time where anything you say or type can be thrown in your face or used against you (especially in these times). But for those of us who know you, understand that you have taken your love of gaming and shared it with us, and more then you needed to.

Now this may sound cliche, but online this is my home. The best way I can describe it, is like my family's old Thanksgiving get together's when my father was alive. One of four boys, all married, all with 2 kids each. Gathered at one of their houses, with my Grandmother and Great Aunt there. Everyone together to celebrate just being together, and each other's company.

No thanks are needed Blue, just know, that for all the years you have been here for us, we shall be here for you.

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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
12. Re: Saturday Consolidation Nov 23, 2013, 23:38 The Half Elf
 
Football game questions:
Who was the company that kicked EA's ass and sold their game for 30 bucks?
Would you be interested if that game developer made a new football series with say the Warhammer Blood Bowl franchise?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Nov 22, 2013, 22:36 The Half Elf
 
Just got home and server is dead


All I have to say is I'd pay 50 bucks for a multiplayer addon to Skyrim then purchase Elder Scrolls Online (or even play it if it was free).

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8. Re: etc. Nov 21, 2013, 14:52 The Half Elf
 
I wish I could get someone at CBS to hire me to be in charge of their game division. You could put all those games on Steam and GOG with a little bit of work and make MILLIONS.
25-100 bucks for Bridge Commander Alone.


Also forgot the Starfleet Command games. Buggy as hell but so much f'ing fun online in the dynaverse (when it worked).
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 21, 2013, 14:14 The Half Elf
 
Jivaro wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 12:08:
Sorry for your loss Blue...

..and yours Half Elf. It sounds like you have a very healthy way of looking at it.

Thanks folks but here is how I look at it. My father had a 50/50 shot at surviving the liver transplant he had, and without it he would have been dead by the end of the year. With my mom (while it was unexpected) I got to say everything I wanted to say to my mother(because my father was on a respirator his entire time at the hospital, and I was 12 and just ignorant and naive to how things worked), and while I'm not a big fan of religion, I find comfort in thinking that they are back together after 26 years of being apart.
 
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