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Nickname Scottish Martial Arts
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Signed On Jun 16, 2002, 23:16
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - DCS: Black Shark 2
3. Re: Ships Ahoy - DCS: Black Shark 2 Nov 3, 2011, 00:48 Scottish Martial Arts
 
It's essentially a port of Black Shark into the A-10C engine, plus a new campaign and new features. I'd prefer this sort of thing to a patch obviously, but on the other hand Eagle Dynamics is a developer that deserves any bit of cash that comes its way. No one else has the balls to make such a dense and feature rich simulator for such a niche crowd.

Honestly, the rest of gaming feels so... immature after playing a DCS title.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Oct 6, 2011, 12:26 Scottish Martial Arts
 
You'd have wasted your time on listening to Rock and Roll, or hanging out with your buddies in a diner, or fixing up a beat-down old car, or (further back), going to see the magic pictures show after the darkness fell and you ran out of petroleum for your little oil lamp.

So you concede then that video games are an utter waste of time?

I know for a fact when I don't have access to a computer I tend to spend my time more productively, as if I've unlocked extra hours out of the day, which in effect I have. Thomas Jefferson, as a young man, would spend 12 hours a day studying. I'm not sure I'd ever manage that even in the best of circumstances, but experience tells me I'd devote a lot more time to the development of my mind than I would otherwise if computers weren't widely available.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Oct 5, 2011, 17:53 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Draugr wrote on Oct 5, 2011, 16:49:
Newer forms of media being treated as a scapegoat for societal woes? Well, isn't that new.


You have to admit though that video games are an utterly unproductive way to spend your time. Maybe I would have found some other way to waste my time, but I can't help but think of how many more books I would have read and languages I would have learned had I been born before video games were invented.
 
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News Comments > Eidos Montreal: Deus Ex: Invisible War a "Cautionary Tale"
37. Re: Eidos Montreal: Deus Ex: Invisible War a Aug 12, 2011, 16:53 Scottish Martial Arts
 
I'm just impressed that Creston is still butthurt about IW nearly 8 years later.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy: Two Civilization V DLC Packs
3. Re: Steamships Ahoy: Two Civilization V DLC Packs Aug 11, 2011, 17:52 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Prez wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 17:43:
5 bucks for 3 new wonders? Seriously?

It includes a scenario as well.
 
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News Comments > etc.
22. Re: etc. Jul 12, 2011, 18:40 Scottish Martial Arts
 
As soon as I saw the headline, I knew there'd be pages and pages of butthurt.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
3. Re: Into the Black Jun 22, 2011, 23:35 Scottish Martial Arts
 
In N Out is a West Coast institution. Truly the best hamburgers for your buck.  
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News Comments > ThunderHawk Studios Formed by Mad Catz
11. Re: ThunderHawk Studios Formed by Mad Catz Jun 2, 2011, 11:50 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Cliffs of Dover has improved a LOT since release but it's still pretty unoptimized and buggy. I suspect by the time of the official US release it ought to be in pretty decent shape. It's definitely a fun sim with some nice new features: it just was released 6 months too early.  
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News Comments > ThunderHawk Studios Formed by Mad Catz
9. Re: ThunderHawk Studios Formed by Mad Catz Jun 1, 2011, 19:26 Scottish Martial Arts
 
I suppose it is when you play without all the simmy parts of it - but on high realism it can be fairly hard.

IL-2 takes some time to master but it's not a complicated sim. The challenge comes from a realistic portrayal of WWII air combat, not managing avionics and complicated systems like in a modern jet sim. The difference between full realism settings and beginner settings is primarily one of physics. With realism you have to master flying an aircraft, while with beginner settings it's simply a matter of putting crosshair on target. If mastering an aircraft doesn't appeal to you, then a realistic flight sim simply isn't for you, no matter how accessible it's made.

Personally I love the challenge posed by flying and fighting in IL-2 and Cliffs of Dover. Every kill takes extraordinary skill, which means it never stops being exciting.
 
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News Comments > StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Trailer
8. Re: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Trailer May 28, 2011, 18:10 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Flatline wrote on May 28, 2011, 17:38:
My problem with SC2 is that while there may be a lot of missions, the overall gameplay length was somewhere around one campaign from SC2 since so many missions were completable in about half an hour. So despite claims to the contrary, it really is paying full price for 3 chapters.

Maybe you haven't played Starcraft 1 recently or something but most of its missions only took about a half hour to finish too. The only hour plus missions I can think of are the last mission of the original Protoss campaign and the last mission of Brood War.
 
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News Comments > Levine on the Possibility of a BioShock Movie
5. Re: Levine on the Possibility of a BioShock Movie May 26, 2011, 02:26 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Cutter wrote on May 25, 2011, 21:56:
Speak for yourself Bioshock would make for a great flick. I'd love to see Rapture and the Big Daddys on the big screen!

All I can envision is a schlocky B-horror movie with pretentious overtones.
 
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News Comments > Penny Arcade Interview
4. Re: Penny Arcade Interview Apr 17, 2011, 02:45 Scottish Martial Arts
 
I cannot stand the PA guys to be honest.  
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News Comments > More Games to Use the Skyrim Engine
11. Re: another tiddlybit from engineer boss Jan 25, 2011, 12:44 Scottish Martial Arts
 
The difference is that Quake 1 was an incredibly solid engine. Gamebryo, on the other hand, is a colossal piece of shit.  
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Announced
21. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Announced Jan 19, 2011, 21:28 Scottish Martial Arts
 
zirik wrote on Jan 19, 2011, 20:38:
is oleg involved in this expansion? he needs to focus on finishing SOW.

This IS Storms of War. They just attached the IL-2 brand to it and changed the title to something a touch less generic.
 
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News Comments > IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Announced
7. Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Announced Jan 19, 2011, 00:44 Scottish Martial Arts
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 19, 2011, 00:03:
They had better bring that CE version to the US, I want that 150 page instruction manual!

Likewise. This will be a day one, collector's edition purchase for me.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft Hotfixes
3. Re: World of Warcraft Hotfixes Jan 6, 2011, 17:59 Scottish Martial Arts
 
You work for blizzard? Any chance you can hook us up with the lifetime WoW subscriptions?  
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News Comments > Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum on Steam
3. Re: Neverwinter Nights 2 Platinum on Steam Dec 27, 2010, 20:57 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Well Dragon Age was pretty fucking terrible, and NWN2 wasn't any better, so yeah. Fortunately Mask of the Betrayer was superb.  
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News Comments > WoW Community Site
3. Re: WoW Community Site Dec 5, 2010, 22:47 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Well in fairness, the new community site has been up for a couple months now, and its official launch was about a week ago. During all that time this is the first instance where I've seen it down.  
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic Updates
27. Re: the irony award goes to... Dec 4, 2010, 02:19 Scottish Martial Arts
 
ockky wrote on Dec 3, 2010, 17:08:
what's the definition of 'Synonym' again?

Synonym refers to words with the same, or extremely close, meaning. In other words, mage and wizard both mean the same thing.
 
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News Comments > World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Plans
28. Re: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launch Plans Nov 23, 2010, 11:32 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Oh it's out. The patch is up. I watched the intro movie and can stare at the login screen of Deathwing perched on the gates of Stormwind. The actual servers are still down for maintenance and won't be up for another hour or two though.  
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