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Signed On Aug 28, 2002, 23:14
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News Comments > TrackMania United Unveiled
23. Re: MP? Jul 2, 2006, 04:09 Squirmer
 
If you wanted to boycott it, you could just not play it. If you download and play a game does it even count as a boycott?

 
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News Comments > The Late Show
6. Re: so sweet Jun 30, 2006, 03:21 Squirmer
 
This game should be of interest to people who enjoyed games like Deus Ex and Thief. Randy Smith (designer on all 3 Thief games) has said this:

Iím biased because I worked on it (only a little!), but Dark Messiah of Might & Magic was my favorite game at the show - it was beautiful with a strong sense of identity, and the fast-paced, sword and sorcery brawls with orcs made amazing use of the environment to give the player a feeling of ownership of the encounters. Really the guys at Arkane are pulling off things that we would have liked to accomplish at Looking Glass and ION Storm.

I'm really looking forward to it.

 
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News Comments > Evening Q&A
3. Re: am I the only one Jun 30, 2006, 00:49 Squirmer
 
It looks really boring to me. The attraction seems to be 1) 'cool' enemies and 2) 'cool' weapon effects. Neither of which holds any interest for me. If there's some other reason to play this game, I'm happy to be enlightened.

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News Comments > Evening Q&As
2. Re: STALKER Jun 23, 2006, 22:59 Squirmer
 
Hope you still have to contend with AI that can beat you to the end of the game as was originally described.

No, that's been removed, and a good thing too. Why would you want to spend 20 hours on a game only to find out you can't complete it? It was always a stupid idea.

 
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News Comments > Need for Speed: Carbon Announced
20. Re: No subject Jun 23, 2006, 02:02 Squirmer
 
My favourite of the series was Porsche 2000 (or Unleashed depending on where you're from). It had the perfect balance of simulation and arcade, so the physics model was just right: not frustrating and not silly. Also the tracks were a good combination of track and road. I haven't played a racing game since that hit the right mark with me.

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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Happy Birthday Mrs. Blue Jun 16, 2006, 20:52 Squirmer
 
In the meantime, here's a rumour to despair over: http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/irrational/rumor-system-shock-3-in-the-works-181296.php The URL looks exciting, but ...

Happy birthday to all the birthday people.

 
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News Comments > Prey Demo Next Week
3. Re: 144 hours and counting... Jun 15, 2006, 19:14 Squirmer
 
Gamespot premiering ... I guess I'll be getting it Thursday June 22 then.

 
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News Comments > Next Oblivion Module Thursday
21. Re: No subject Jun 14, 2006, 04:52 Squirmer
 
I got bored pretty quickly with Oblivion (75 hours, sure, but much of it was dull ... and it doesn't come close to the 200-odd hours I spent on Morrowind), so I won't pay more for individual quests. I still think it's insulting to the customer base.

Bring on Dark Messiah of Might & Magic

It's a different kind of game of course, but hell yeah.

 
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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Date
30. Re: A MUST SEE Jun 14, 2006, 04:47 Squirmer
 
I'm playing HL2 EP1 that I should finish tonight and even if it's of great quality, I think that S.T.A.L.K.E.R. look even better, more realistic with the texture and all those nice real time cast shadows.

I would hope so, since Stalker will be released more than 2 years after HL2. But I agree: despite all the delays, Stalker still looks very good graphically.

I also agree with venomhed. Stalker should be great if you're one vulnerable person in a hostile environment. If it makes you feel like an action hero, I'll pass.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
25. Re: No subject Jun 12, 2006, 20:52 Squirmer
 
New Gamer PC = $2000 Monitor $500
New XBOX 360 = $500 Hidef TV $2000
same price either way you go, and dont have to upgrade a graphics card which cost as mush as the 360 every year.


In my post I said I can't afford a 360 in addition to keeping my PC up to date. It's not a choice for me; I'm a PC gamer primarily so I won't simply switch to a 360.

AS far as next gen games being expensive I covered that in a previous post. There is only a $10 diff in price in the new games which is far from being obscene.

But my point is that most of the best PS2 games are now very cheap. I can save a lot of money and get a better gaming experience.

I'm not slamming the 360. I just don't see why anyone would bother paying full price for a new console. I'd rather wait for a cheaper price and better games.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
20. Re: No subject Jun 12, 2006, 18:55 Squirmer
 
I wouldn't call myself a 'casual' gamer, but I just bought a PS2 a couple of weeks ago. First of all because it's cheap, and so are most of the great games for it. Second because the X360 console is too expensive to buy in addition to keeping my PC up to date. Third because the 'next generation' games are obscenely expensive. And fourth because there are extremely few 360 games I'm remotely interested in ... and most of them will be out on PC anyway.

Personally I can't understand why anyone would buy a new console before at least the second round of price cuts. If you can hold off a while, you get a cheaper console and much better selection of quality games. Kind of a no brainer.

 
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News Comments > Oblivion Patch Soon
28. Re: ... Jun 4, 2006, 00:23 Squirmer
 
The mechanics are very good but most importantly the atmosphere is right - it has a character to it.

I completely disagree, and I think it's Oblivion's biggest problem: it has no character. It's a generic fantasy world where everything -- the environment, the people, the architecture -- looks the same. Spend half an hour walking around the Imperial City and surrounding country, take in a beautiful sunset and set foot into any old dungeon and you've seen the entire game.

Contrast that to Morrowind, which had a hugely diverse world to explore with places you didn't even feel safe to venture until you'd played for dozens of hours. It's a stark difference. Morrowind was a believeable world, while Oblivion is totally artificial.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - DropTeam
16. Re: No subject Jun 2, 2006, 19:47 Squirmer
 
Instead I am forced to download small clips of gameplay FROM AUSTRALIA.

Boohoo, now you know how the rest of the world feels being forced to download from the US.

 
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News Comments > The Late Show
1. Episode 2 Jun 1, 2006, 22:39 Squirmer
 
Not great marketing here. I like the idea of episodic games personally, but with all the scepticism about it Valve shouldn't be advertising the second episode on the day the first comes out. It's like saying, 'You've got the first, but it's not finished yet. Buy this one too!'

 
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News Comments > New Oblivion Quest Coming
1. No subject Jun 1, 2006, 22:35 Squirmer
 
Hmm, price rise. I wonder how badly that will go down.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Games Journalism Jun 1, 2006, 21:36 Squirmer
 
That's a rubbish article. Apart from missing the point numerous times, being 'as objective as possible' about an inherently subjective experience is pointless.

 
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News Comments > The Late Show
4. Re: ... May 31, 2006, 10:49 Squirmer
 
I can't speak for anyone else, but I liked Alyx because she seemed real, not like some typical cliched game chick. But these videos represent her as exactly that: some 'cool' chick. I hope they're not indicative of Alyx in the game.

 
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News Comments > The Late Show
2. Re: HL2 Videos May 31, 2006, 07:53 Squirmer
 
Valve, you lose at cool. Whoever is making these videos needs to go back to his day job.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
5. Re: Wii price $250? May 27, 2006, 21:05 Squirmer
 
They said the price will not exceed US$250 or 25000 yen. The news article probably misunderstood that statement. Nintendo has hinted that the price will be US$199 by telling people to look at their previous console launch prices -- which have been $199.

 
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News Comments > The Late Show
3. Re: No subject May 26, 2006, 01:38 Squirmer
 
Yeah I'm really looking forward to the game, but these videos are pretty awful.

 
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