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Signed On Jul 31, 2002, 10:34
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PC Gaming > TrackMania Server
11. Re: TrackMania Server May 7, 2010, 07:31 pob
 
is it just me, or has the server disappeared?...  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Feb 8, 2010, 12:51 pob
 
that was a nice little read, and something i empathise with entirely. For a while I thought it was just that I did FFA to death - which I probably did. Slowly, however, the obvious realisation happened; I'm just an old gamer. I remember once playing Tribes Vengeance (ahem) I was talking to someone and they asked how old I was...

<me> 30.
<him> wow.

That was a while ago now. The older you get (and definitely on a console) the more you feel like playing with just your friends, the more you can't be bothered to run with someone atleast 60% younger than you. On top of that, the older you get the harder it is for you and your friends to get online at the same time. Then you get a second realisation; its quite easy to not recognise the sweet spot when you're there, and it all becomes a bit Lethal-Weapon.
 
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News Comments > Stop Asking for BFBC2 Prone
6. Re: Stop Asking for BFBC2 Prone Feb 1, 2010, 11:03 pob
 
Totally agree with Verno, and, to be fair (plus also for my sins), I played alot of the original Bad Company on the xbox, and you get used to the pain of no prone after a while - its not like someone else is doing it but you're not. Maybe there are other things to bring up (like digital distribution sales not being included in sales figures...)...


as an edit : "Who would stay exposed when they can lay down to take objectives?"...Yes, but in BC1 atleast, there's plenty of vegetation cover, and I used to get people stand right next to me without being noticed.

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PC Gaming > What long dead gaming websites did visit regularly?
7. Re: What long dead gaming websites did visit regularly? Jan 30, 2010, 17:57 pob
 
PC Games Archive...the demos folder on the preserved list takes me back - i'll be dreaming about my long-lost lapc-1 next.  
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News Comments > NPD All-Time Top 10
5. Re: NPD All-Time Top 10 Jan 19, 2010, 17:23 pob
 
And, from the bottom of the article:

"James Brightman is a veteran games journalist with more than six years of experience."

...when did six years make someone a "veteran journalist"? That's only back to 2003, at a stretch.
 
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News Comments > Dear Diaries
3. Re: Prey Jan 14, 2006, 10:14 pob
 
hmm, i actually found it quite interesting, reading it, sitting here with a cup of coffee...so i guess you should refine your over-active "No one CARES" comment to be "Almost no one cares".

 
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - X3: Reunion
106. Re: dsmart Nov 7, 2005, 01:47 pob
 
10 print "cheese is evil."
20 goto 10
21 rem -no, really-

 
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - X3: Reunion
95. Re: dsmart Nov 6, 2005, 11:35 pob
 
"It takes me - WAY - back to my Star Flight (remember those two?) days. "

ah starflight seemed great. My dad bought it for me on a trip to the states (back in the 80s). The box is knocking around here somewhere, with the designers sitting in a space shuttle or something. It was a bit above me at the time, kind of preferred then type-tastic space-quest, but i do remember landing on a massive planet...and dying instantly from the 16g rated gravity.

 
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News Comments > Fahrenheit Patch
5. Re: what does it do Oct 26, 2005, 02:31 pob
 
yeah er really, this game works and does what all games should do. runs really well on a 6600gt, is fun, gets better, and doesn't crash. And, if you're not in the US, its suitably adult too, for the adults amongst us.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: $3 billion to prop up hi-def? Oct 23, 2005, 17:06 pob
 
one fk'd up planet to go, please.

 
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News Comments > DICE Shooter Announced (Re-re-re-announced?)
6. ... Oct 20, 2005, 13:05 pob
 
"- Digital Illusions is one of the best developers of PC games in the world."

i hereby give the bf2 controls panel as evidence to the contrary...


 
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News Comments > BF2 Hotfix Coming - Downgrade Suggested
15. Re: No subject Jul 9, 2005, 04:03 pob
 
"I bought the hype because I enjoyed the demo, but being booted off the server after every match is really boring, and the servers are thinning out WAY fast... "

i had that problem...i play it over a network, connecting to the internet gateway machine which runs wingate/wingoat...a little piece of software that, for most people, probably got replaced by ICS ages ago.

i was originally using its NAT connection sharing mode. Each time I'd get booted at the end of the match, even with firewalls turned off. Swapped over to using its replacement network winsock instead, which doesn't work with games needing UDP (in my past experience), and now things work fine.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Help!!!! Jun 11, 2005, 20:33 pob
 
try deleting it in the cmd window...if this is xp/etc.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Jun 11, 2005, 12:55 pob
 
bf2.

inept design of keys.

argh.

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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Demo
240. Re: No subject Jun 10, 2005, 21:01 pob
 
i'm quite interested to hear from the person who saw the key config screen, used it, and said:

"yep people, this works a treat! its totally functional with great ergonomics! release it already!!"

its shockingly bad.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Demo
207. Re: Mediocre Jun 10, 2005, 19:57 pob
 
"it wont let me play with my geforce Ti. Help "

the readme file says they're not supported..

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Demo
142. Re: Minimum System Specs Jun 10, 2005, 17:51 pob
 
well, for something with 24 hours of exclusivity, it appears to have quite a few mirrors...

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Demo
122. Re: Minimum System Specs Jun 10, 2005, 17:37 pob
 
"So yeah... somehow I feel that my download (50% done @ 55kb/s) might be in vain... "

the demo readme seems to suggest geforce4s aren't supported.
unless i can't read.
which is possible i guess.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 2 Demo
80. Re: No subject Jun 10, 2005, 16:57 pob
 
www.filerush.com, the heroes, have torrented it.

 
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News Comments > Game Movies
18. Re: No subject May 25, 2005, 18:38 pob
 
yep i'm sure its er not your PCs, its the WMV. If you watch it frame by frame in mpc, or whatever, you will notice that many parts (like at 1m58 for example) the frame only advances every 3 or 4 cursor presses - every cursor press is 1 frame. That's why it looks so choppy, as its effectively playing at those action bits at 10fps or whatever.

The thing is its so variable. Some sections animate every frame, then suddenly go to every 3rd or 4th. I'm sure this isn't my PC...Someone messed up. Fixed the blue hue, decided to break the encoding instead.

 
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