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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 > Import Civ4 Maps into Civ5
2. Re: Import Civ4 Maps into Civ5 Jun 25, 2010, 04:35 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Creston wrote on Jun 25, 2010, 00:55:
Very smart and customer-friendly decision.

I wish I had the time to play something like Civ again.

Creston

Duel-sized world, and quick gamespeed. You have enough time again, Creston!
 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Sale
9. Re: Steam Sale Jun 24, 2010, 16:09 Scottish Martial Arts
 
kxmode wrote on Jun 24, 2010, 16:07:
Does anyone know why KOTOR 2 isn't being sold on Steam?

LucasArts has significant gaps in their steam catalog. There might be a specific reason, or it might just be one of the game they haven't put on the service yet.
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex Anniversary, Sale
11. Re: Deus Ex Anniversary, Sale Jun 23, 2010, 00:48 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Bumpy wrote on Jun 22, 2010, 23:55:
So Invisible War is pretty much crap but were community mods or hacks made for the game which fixed complaints about it to make it tolerable to play?

Like Creston said, it's perfectly playable as is; it just pales in comparison to the original. The only real mod that was developed for it was John P.'s Community Texture Pack, which upgrades the low-res, clearly-made-for-xbox-memory-limitations textures. The biggest problem with the game are the absolutely minuscule levels, which isn't something a modder can fix without completely redoing the game.
 
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News Comments > MS Recommitted to PC Gaming (Again)?
34. Re: MS Recommitted to PC Gaming (Again)? Jun 22, 2010, 01:49 Scottish Martial Arts
 
If Microsoft is serious about reinvigorating the PC platform they need to create new incentives for PC exclusive development. At a bare minimum, more multiplatform developers need to make the PC the lead SKU, like Valve does. If all the PC platform gets is 3rd rate ports of 6-month old console games, no amount of Games for Windows marketing and platform development will make a difference.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
3. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 20, 2010, 20:49 Scottish Martial Arts
 
I wish they could've let you know ahead of time what the deals were going to be. Looking back on the week I wish I had bought the Crysis collection. As it was, I kept weighing a potential purchase against whatever the deal could be the next day, and I ended up buying nothing.  
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News Comments > Civilization V Trailer
5. Re: Civilization V Trailer Jun 18, 2010, 05:12 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Roachmojo wrote on Jun 18, 2010, 03:10:
Civ IV is $3 on gogamer right now. I've never played any of them but have played lots of RTS and other 4X games. I'm wondering if I should pick this up...

Civ has pretty much nothing in common with RTSs, but at that price Civ4 is a must buy. Since you haven't played a Civ game before, be sure to play the tutorial and read the manual.
 
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News Comments > Command & Conquer Sale
4. Re: Command & Conquer Sale Jun 16, 2010, 21:00 Scottish Martial Arts
 
C&C3 is worth it at the sale price. Not so much C&C4.  
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News Comments > Portal 2 E3 Trailer
6. Re: Portal 2 E3 Trailer Jun 15, 2010, 18:43 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Looks good. I'm sure it will be fun. I can't believe a PS3 port was the surprise.  
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News Comments > PS3 Portal 2
5. Re: PS3 Portal 2 Jun 15, 2010, 17:10 Scottish Martial Arts
 
So this was the surprise? Damn it, Valve.  
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News Comments > Avadon: The Black Fortress Interview
2. Re: Avadon: The Black Fortress Interview Jun 15, 2010, 04:01 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Hmm, looks fine to me. I honestly can't think of a game where good graphics made it more enjoyable than it otherwise would have been.  
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News Comments > Fallout: New Vegas Digital Incentives
9. Re: Fallout: New Vegas Digital Incentives Jun 11, 2010, 21:37 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 11, 2010, 21:16:
Fuck digital! I want some more stuff like a lunchbox and bobblehead. Now that was worth the CE price!

I donno, my bobblehead sits in the lunchbox, which in turn sits under my bed. The only reason I bought the collector's edition was that the standard edition had sold out.
 
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News Comments > Evening Previews
3. Re: obsidian Jun 9, 2010, 02:30 Scottish Martial Arts
 
space captain wrote on Jun 8, 2010, 23:02:
i get the feeling that once this project came along, nearly all work on alpha protocol came to a stop

because yeh.. its a hot mess

I haven't played it yet, but it sounds like the consensus is that it's yet another Obsidian diamond in the rough?
 
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News Comments > Source 2/Half-Life 3 Rumor
18. Re: Source 2/Half-Life 3 Rumor Jun 8, 2010, 23:35 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Rosco wrote on Jun 8, 2010, 22:49:
I'd still wish it would be They Hunger: Lost Souls

Isn't that dead in the water? The amateur level designer who made the first 3 They Hungers, plus that really awesome vanilla HL level pack, doesn't seem to be making levels anymore.
 
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News Comments > F.E.A.R. 3 Trailer
8. Re: F.E.A.R. 3 Trailer Jun 7, 2010, 03:34 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Jun 6, 2010, 22:00:
I just finished the second one last night. It was okay; nothing great, though.

It looks like you play as Paxton Fettel in this one. I thought he died at the end of the first game?

If you're interested, check out the FEAR 2 DLC. It explains why Fettel is back among the living, or at least haunting the living, or something.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Jun 7, 2010, 01:10 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 7, 2010, 00:32:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 6, 2010, 23:58:
Doesn't mean a coke can is art.

A can of Coke most certainly is art.

You're being facetious, right?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Jun 6, 2010, 23:58 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Um... don't most videogames have art directors and 3D modellers in the end credits? The question is solved a priori.

I'm sure there was an artist who designed the promotional World Cup images on my can of coke. Doesn't mean a coke can is art.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
4. Re: Op Ed Jun 6, 2010, 19:59 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Gamers need to study art history. The "Is it art?" question was answered decades ago.

Out of curiosity, what is Art History's answer? I spent my college years studying Greek and Latin, and under the rubric of literature video games make very poor art. I'm curious though to hear what someone more knowledgeable of the visual arts would make of video games.

Also, I completely agree with Hump. There's absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying a pleasant distraction from time to time. There's no need to try to justify killing zombies or leveling your character with the label of "art"; it justifies itself. Also, trying to classify games as art, as if Half-Life has as much to say about the human condition as Paradise Lost, is a pretty effective way of limiting your intellectual horizons. There's nothing wrong with enjoying a pleasant distraction, but if you're looking for something more meaningful there are much better places to look than in video games, so you shouldn't pretend otherwise.
 
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News Comments > Portal 2 Surprise Planned
13. Re: Portal 2 Surprise Planned Jun 1, 2010, 18:49 Scottish Martial Arts
 
ASeven wrote on Jun 1, 2010, 18:36:
At this point I don't think it's HL2:Ep3 but rather HL3. And maybe that's the surprise.

I hope it's something like that. It occurred to me that this Fall it will have been 6 years since Half-Life 2 was released. It was also 6 years between Half-Life 1 and Half-Life 2. So much for quick, episodic releases, huh? At least Valve seems to have gotten their scheduling act together, with their last few projects shipping on time.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Alpha Protocol
11. Re: Maybe it's me.... Jun 1, 2010, 18:46 Scottish Martial Arts
 
Actually, "gem in the rough" describes pretty much all Obsidian games. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

So true. If only Obsidian could hire some more talented programmers and have larger budgets for their projects, because they really have the best writing team in the industry, and their design is always very ambitious, in a good way.
 
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News Comments > Shogun 2: Total War Revealed?
14. Re: Shogun 2: Total War Revealed? May 28, 2010, 18:12 Scottish Martial Arts
 
S2M wrote on May 28, 2010, 14:04:
I wonder if this will be the Total War that fucking works instead of the last two abortions.


Seriously. Shipping with some AI for once would be a nice improvement. I remember reading that they have just 1 programmer working on the AI for their games. Just 1! It certainly shows.
 
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