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Signed On Sep 16, 2002, 17:15
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News Comments > Valve Confirms New Engine?
35. Re: Valve Confirms New Engine? Nov 12, 2012, 14:47 Smellfinger
 
descender wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 14:10:
It runs on everything, I was able to play L4D2 on an athlon 2700+ and a ati 3850. Think about that for a second.

Yep, I ran L4D2 on a Pentium 4 2.8Ghz and ATI x1600 for a little while and it was more than playable. Source seems to be the only modern engine that doesn't look like complete shit when you turn down the eye candy.
 
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News Comments > Valve Confirms New Engine?
20. Re: Valve Confirms New Engine? Nov 12, 2012, 12:48 Smellfinger
 
ItBurn wrote on Nov 12, 2012, 12:43:
I'll go with the crowd. Terrible/Frequent loading times.
I mean you have Skyrim, which is an open world with no invisible walls, looks amazing and loads instantly VS hl2, which, is a video game.

Open world RPGs can hide load times beneath a thick layer of filler scenery, which Half-Life 2 didn't have. I'd rather have load times if it means a more concise and focused experience.
 
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News Comments > Descent Fan Remake
10. Re: Descent Fan Remake Nov 11, 2012, 20:03 Smellfinger
 
Closed Betas wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 15:18:
somethings are better left as great memories in the back of my mind.. I think this will be one of them.

Nah, Descent has held up every bit as well as Doom. The formula is still fresh today since it never caught on and nobody bothered to refine it. Forsaken is the closest thing there is to a Descent clone and it came out a decade and a half ago.
 
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News Comments > One More "Defining" Game for Molyneux
33. Re: One More Nov 11, 2012, 10:34 Smellfinger
 
Fibrocyte wrote on Nov 11, 2012, 05:49:
Carmack is an "irreverent one hit wonder"... what?

A more accurate description of Carmack and Romero would be 'talented developers who defined a genre but haven't produced anything of relevance since the 1990s'. Molyneux falls under the same description, more or less.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Foxconn Sees New Source Of Cheap Labor: The United States Nov 9, 2012, 14:36 Smellfinger
 
“cites such as Detroit and Los Angeles.”

No comment.
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Bans
21. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 14:31 Smellfinger
 
Fuck those losers.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 9, 2012, 13:41 Smellfinger
 
The DMCA has allowed corporations to censor the internet since the late '90s. When is America going to be sanctioned?  
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Launch Details; Tourney
17. Re: Natural Selection 2 Launch Details; Tourney Nov 8, 2012, 18:21 Smellfinger
 
ASeven wrote on Nov 8, 2012, 15:40:
Worst community since DOTA? You gotta be shitting me, the community is one of the best out there.

Totally serious. The commander mechanic attracts nerdrage the likes of which I haven't seen since DOTA.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Launch Details; Tourney
11. Re: Natural Selection 2 Launch Details; Tourney Nov 8, 2012, 14:40 Smellfinger
 
Concise NS2 Review: Good game, worst community since DOTA.  
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News Comments > No PC Halo 4 Because It's "Designed Specifically for Xbox 360"
86. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 7, 2012, 18:11 Smellfinger
 
PHJF wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 17:52:
Regenerating health completely removes risk from the game.

Not if the game is designed around the mechanic like Halo was.

As it is often combined with liberal use of checkpoints, there's absolutely no tension in combat.

Quicksaves do far more to destroy tension than a properly implemented checkpoint system and they have been a mainstay of PC gaming for over two decades.
 
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News Comments > No PC Halo 4 Because It's "Designed Specifically for Xbox 360"
84. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 7, 2012, 17:56 Smellfinger
 
Prez wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 17:16:
I'm still failing to see how that in practice is any different from health packs.

It's a frivolous nitpick that has turned into a meme among anal retentive PC diehards.
 
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News Comments > No PC Halo 4 Because It's "Designed Specifically for Xbox 360"
74. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 7, 2012, 13:32 Smellfinger
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 7, 2012, 12:32:
What? There were tons of shooters that threw more than two enemies at you. Doom, for example.

Which is why I compared it to Doom. You read my post incorrectly.

After first-person shooters made the jump to fully polygonal 3D, monster swarms disappeared - probably for performance and pacing reasons. Halo (and Serious Sam) brought them back, which is something that most people forget. Halo's single player combat was much larger in scale than the Quake-style corridor shooters that dominated the market in the late '90s.
 
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News Comments > No PC Halo 4 Because It's "Designed Specifically for Xbox 360"
61. Re: More Big Picture Details Nov 7, 2012, 09:42 Smellfinger
 
The original Halo was an excellent FPS, console or otherwise. I viewed it as an extension of Doom, at least in terms of combat, since it was the only FPS at the time that threw more than a couple enemies at you. Serious Sam was at the Robotron/Smash TV end of the Doom spectrum and Halo was the more tactical variant. Well, at least until the Flood levels. Then it was Smash TV.

The checkpoint-based gameplay reminded me of classic games like R-Type and Ghouls 'n Ghosts, where you had to play the same stretch of screen for hours before you totally mastered it and moved on to the next area. Halo on Legendary was brutal - much harder than any of the sequels.

There are plenty of PC FPSs from that era that deserve far more scorn than Halo.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Nov 2, 2012, 11:55 Smellfinger
 
It's about time someone puts the old horse out of its misery.  
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Free Weekend
19. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Free Weekend Nov 2, 2012, 10:23 Smellfinger
 
GO isn't bad but I'll go to my grave saying that Soldier of Fortune 2 was the high water mark for this kind of shooter.  
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News Comments > Valve on Linux Plans
56. Re: Valve on Linux Plans Oct 31, 2012, 13:21 Smellfinger
 
I think Valve's intentions are clear. They want to mitigate the impact of Microsoft's DRM scheme on their DRM scheme. If Linux finally becomes a threat to Windows as a byproduct of corporate warfare, then I'll be more than happy.  
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News Comments > Valve on Linux Plans
51. Re: Valve on Linux Plans Oct 31, 2012, 10:59 Smellfinger
 
I don't know about Vista or Windows 7, but Ubuntu is easier to install and have running than Windows XP. The only real downside to Linux at this point is that commercial developers don't support it. This is where Valve steps in. If they can somehow streamline the porting process, we might not only see games but popular apps like Photoshop with native Linux support via Steam as well.  
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News Comments > Valve on Linux Plans
50. Re: Valve on Linux Plans Oct 31, 2012, 10:57 Smellfinger
 
Dupe

This comment was edited on Oct 31, 2012, 11:02.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
23. Re: Sunday Consolidation Oct 29, 2012, 10:55 Smellfinger
 
Axis wrote on Oct 28, 2012, 20:49:
Bleh bleh, doesn't matter. Tablets are more a PC than a Desktop is by definition...

Once you close the architecture of a computer, it becomes something other than a PC. You can't throw away three decades of history to bend the definition to your will.
 
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News Comments > Natural Selection 2 Adding Map for Next Week's Launch
18. Re: Natural Selection 2 Adding Map for Next Week's Launch Oct 28, 2012, 12:44 Smellfinger
 
TF2 went to shit when the bots and mods showed up. If you weren't playing on an official Valve server, you had no way of knowing if you were playing with actual human beings or what custom rules the server was running. NS2 won't have official Valve servers so I fully expect it to become a wasteland of stealth mods and bots soon after launch.  
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