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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 24, 2012, 03:56 mag
 
banddirector wrote on Dec 23, 2012, 23:46:
mag wrote on Dec 23, 2012, 22:07:
Holy shit, Seattle/49ers. I figured this one could go either way.

I believe Cutter mentioned that an SF victory was a lock.

Eat some crow ....

I would be gloating if I'd actually followed through with my misgivings and picked the Seahawks.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2012, 22:07 mag
 
Holy shit, Seattle/49ers. I figured this one could go either way.  
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Trailer
13. Re: Crysis 3 Trailer Dec 23, 2012, 19:28 mag
 
Krizzen wrote on Dec 23, 2012, 19:04:
This new genre of "games" really needs a name. You know, the type of game that blurs the line between interactive game and plain old movie? They need a name, especially the ones that blur it so much that it's more of an interactive movie than an actual game featuring actual gameplay elements.

iMovie perhaps?

JRPG?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2012, 14:44 mag
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 23, 2012, 14:15:
All right here is what I've assembled in my current "to read" collection:

The First Law - Joe Abercrombie (three books)
The Prince of Nothing - R. Scott Bakker (three books)
Tales of the Dying Earth - Jack Vance (four books)
Lord of Light - Roger Zelazny
The Great Book of Amber - Roger Zelazny (ten books)

Zelazny is great. Vance is in my to-read pile, too.

Going to recommend again, since I came in late to the last thread: The Book of the New Sun
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
33. Re: Tech Question of the Night Dec 22, 2012, 01:19 mag
 
The Half Elf wrote on Dec 22, 2012, 00:35:
Formatted my system from Win 7 64 to Win 7 32bit, and having all sorts of problems with games I never had issues with. Skyrim (no mods) and Rage seem to be the big contenders. Defrag'd Scandisked, latest vid drivers, older vid drivers, checked Steam integrity.
Anyone think of anything I might be missing?

What do you mean formatted? Did you do a completely new install with Win7 x64, reinstall everything?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Dec 21, 2012, 23:21 mag
 
I blame the artificial left-vs-right the-country-is-being-destroyed screaming matches on TV.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: just so you know Dec 21, 2012, 14:43 mag
 
Orphic Resonance wrote on Dec 21, 2012, 13:39:
Cutter wrote on Dec 21, 2012, 11:32:
I just thought it was sort of weird to have it on the same day as the winter solstice. I was really looking forward to surviving it and getting my Fallout/Mad Max on and referring to it as "the before time...in the long, long ago."

its supposed to be on the winter solstice, and its supposed to be the day when the rising sun visually aligns with the center of the elliptical plane of the milky way galaxy... a cycle that takes 26000 years

it was a projection of an astronomical event, calculated back in 500BC ...

thats what the mayans were doing - all this "end of the world" stuff came much much later, via Terence McKenna

Per Wikipedia:
There is no clear evidence that the classic Maya were aware of precession. Some Maya scholars, such as Barbara MacLeod,[41] Michael Grofe,[88] Eva Hunt, Gordon Brotherston, and Anthony Aveni,[89] have suggested that some Mayan holy dates were timed to precessional cycles, but scholarly opinion on the subject remains divided.[28] There is also little evidence, archaeological or historical, that the Maya placed any importance on solstices or equinoxes.[28][90] It is possible that only the earliest among Mesoamericans observed solstices,[91] but this is also a disputed issue among Mayanists.[28][90] There is also no evidence that the classic Maya attached any importance to the Milky Way; there is no glyph in their writing system to represent it, and no astronomical or chronological table tied to it.[92]
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 21, 2012, 04:34 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 19:08:
mag wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 17:32:
Alright, here we go. Nothing clever, this time. Just some straight up (terrible) picks.

Falcons, Raiders, Dolphins, Bengals, Patriots, Colts, Cowboys, Redskins, Rams, Chargers, Packers, Texans, Broncos, Bears, Giants, 49ers.

Lots of hard games this week. Steelers are falling apart, but the Bengals can't win against Pittsburgh at home. Rams vs. Bucs is... hard. Giants vs. Ravens? Which good-but-collapsing team will win? Ugh. Rooting for a Ravens loss just because it'll help the Bengals. 49ers vs. Seahawks should probably be wild.

Pats, Packers, Broncos seem like the only sure things, this week.

I'd call the Falcons, Redskins, and 49ers a lock as well.

Ah, right. You're right about the Falcons and Redskins. 49ers/Seahawks, not so sure. Seattle has been really good at running up the score lately. But so have the Pats, and we saw what happened to them.
 
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News Comments > Free EA Expansions on GOG.com
12. Re: Free EA Expansions on GOG.com Dec 21, 2012, 04:18 mag
 
Oh fuck yeah. SMACX. Here we come!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2012, 17:32 mag
 
Alright, here we go. Nothing clever, this time. Just some straight up (terrible) picks.

Falcons, Raiders, Dolphins, Bengals, Patriots, Colts, Cowboys, Redskins, Rams, Chargers, Packers, Texans, Broncos, Bears, Giants, 49ers.

Lots of hard games this week. Steelers are falling apart, but the Bengals can't win against Pittsburgh at home. Rams vs. Bucs is... hard. Giants vs. Ravens? Which good-but-collapsing team will win? Ugh. Rooting for a Ravens loss just because it'll help the Bengals. 49ers vs. Seahawks should probably be wild.

Pats, Packers, Broncos seem like the only sure things, this week.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2012, 12:13 mag
 
Haha. Sorry, Blue. Dolph Lundgren was Miami. Though I should have picked him instead of the Jets/Titans game.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
52. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 20, 2012, 03:19 mag
 
Tehol wrote on Dec 20, 2012, 02:19:
i want to pitch in....:)
i suggest r scott bakker's prince of nothing trilogy and brom's child thief. they are dark and gritty if you are into this and glen cook is always good.


I'm going to throw in Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun, as per usual.
 
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News Comments > Gas Powered Countdown
18. Re: Gas Powered Countdown Dec 20, 2012, 00:03 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 19, 2012, 14:44:
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 19, 2012, 14:15:

I didn't say I hate SC2 I own it and put quiet a few hours into it, I just prefer SC1 because of how tough it was compared to SC1 and also it was a lot larger (maps, #of units, etc)
I do play some SC2 also when I am tired and don't feel like launching into an epic fight against the AI but I still prefer SC1 over SC2.
I think there's been talks about SC3 a while back but then everything went silent so I am really hoping they will learn from their mistakes and bring an awesome SC game out.
Also ditch the console versions, noone wants to play strategy games on the consoles. Just focus on the PC!

Sorry, I didn't mean you specifically, just in general. Often when this game is brought up, people are down on it, which I don't really get. Probably for the reasons I mentioned, but I like having the option betw complex SC1 and streamlined SC2. Just wondering if there are other reasons out there.

I rather hate SC2. I admit it. Mostly because they turned it into a crappy version of every other RTS out there.

Two things really set SC apart from most other RTS games: The scope and scale of the game, and the economy. Both were put more in line with the standard for SC2. If you try to do the economy in SC2 the way you do in SC, no buildings will ever get built. Only units will. It requires you to micromanage every little thing so that when you want to build something, you have exactly enough resources available.

Those are my main gripes. There are lots of other ones like the lack of fuel, the forever-hovering aircraft, the broken ferry system, the weaksauce experimentals, etc. etc.

The upgrade system's cool, though.

Edit: Basically, it left SC's promise unfulfilled. Supreme Commander was hamstrung by some bugs, some balance issues, some performance issues. It had so much promise. And they fixed a lot of that with SC2, especially with the improved pathfinding. But SC is the game that really needed those improvements, since it was the large scale one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
47. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 19, 2012, 21:33 mag
 
Creston wrote on Dec 19, 2012, 15:46:
Verno wrote on Dec 19, 2012, 15:04:
I finally got around to The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons too and loved it. People tell me he becomes crazy in later books but oh well. A lot of people like Aleister Crowley too but I couldn't get into his stuff.

Hyperion was okay. Fall of Hyperion is fantastic. The Endymion ones... I'm not sure what to think. They aren't bad, per se, but they are so different from Hyperion, and in the last book he goes crazy with the sick torture porn.

Creston

Hyperion has always felt the most like... literature, to me. But Fall of Hyperion was also great.

Endymion pissed me off to no end when I started it, but it and Rise really grew on me. Totally different tone from the first two, but pretty cool.

Ilium and Olympos are also a good read, even being as absolutely ridiculous as they are. It's like reading Trojan War/Achilles&Ulysses fanfic. Awesome.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - RAGE: The Scorchers
16. Re: Ships Ahoy - RAGE: The Scorchers Dec 18, 2012, 16:14 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 15:38:
DangerDog wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 15:01:
I miss the old id software though, the one that put effort into releasing multiplayer games, they just don't want to be bothered with all the support issues that goes along with it I guess.

I guess you mean the Q3A id? They've been a subpar developer for a decade: Rage, Q4, Doom 3, etc.


Q4 was Raven, not id, for what it's worth.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 18, 2012, 16:11 mag
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 15:34:
I do own like 30 PS3 games but they are almost all one-and-done affairs. Then again I have basically no friends with whom to play, so what can you do... and I'm pretty sure I got all of two console-exclusive games this year (Dragon's Dogma and Catherine). This cycle is dead, man... it would be pretty silly to get on board this late in the game unless you really really really need a(n expensive) BRD player.

If you're not in it for multiplayer gaming, now is as good a time as any to get on board. Systems are cheap and there are a bunch of cool PS3 exclusives.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2012, 21:16 mag
 
Blue wrote on Dec 17, 2012, 19:16:
Hoop wrote on Dec 17, 2012, 15:46:
"there is an odd latency in loading webpages that's gone away since the changeover, which is inexplicable"

Dude you have gone from ADSL to Fibre, inexplicable? .... really?


I went from a 30 Mbps cable modem with a 6 ms ping to a 50 Mbps FiOS connection (still waiting on the 75 Mbps provisioning) with a 6 ms ping. I don't think I was crazy in thinking there would be no perceptible difference in loading websites.

Cable has always had some weird latency things for me compared to DSL. Kinda weird. Like, it takes a while to figure out how to send data or something.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2012, 16:29 mag
 
Creston wrote on Dec 17, 2012, 15:03:
mag wrote on Dec 17, 2012, 14:37:
I didn't even think the interference call was much bullshit.

60 yard pass to receiver who trips over his own feet into the end zone, and the Patriots get the ball on first and goal at the 1 because of a blind ref, and you don't think that call was bad?

Pass interference in the NFL is fucking bullshit. NO penalty should be worth 60 fucking yards. You can break both Brady's legs in individual instances, then go back and literally rip his head off by the face mask, and you'd get 45 yards in penalties. But a guy tripping over his own fucking feet gets 60?

The NFL has FINALLY wisened up to their previous bs overtime rules, can't they take another flyer from the college game and just go with 15 yards for pass interference? Or, failing that, don't call pass interference beyond 15 yards unless TWO referees clearly see the infraction. The blind dipshit in the end zone clearly couldn't see it, because the defender was right behind the receiver in that case.

Creston

Not arguing the penalty for pass interference, but it looked like a good call to me. Looked pretty clearly like he got tangled up with the other guy--and this is right after a play where there was more-obvious pass interference that was not called.

Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong game/play. The internet says that call was 38 yards, and was after the 49ers benefited from a 35 yard one.

This comment was edited on Dec 17, 2012, 16:52.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2012, 14:37 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 17, 2012, 10:10:
Of all the bad calls in that game this one is the one you pick, not the 10 minute contact confusion? ;p Looked to me like a case of general fucked up ness. And the the patriots lost.. the game was good entertainment Even to someone not usually watching American Football, it was just coincidence I saw the game.

That said the interference call was bullshit, but it had not turned the game, so whatever.

I didn't even think the interference call was much bullshit. I thought the officiating was pretty good. Good game. Even though I picked the Pats to win, and I knew they'd made a huge comeback even down 31-3, I was really rooting against them when Brady started acting like a petulant kid. Hah.

The Steelers/Cowboys game was pretty good, too.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 17, 2012, 00:29 mag
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 16, 2012, 21:35:
Oh Eli...there are few words to describe my utter disappointment... With still two games to be decided this week, I don't think it'll make much of a dent in my appalling record, which, right now, stands at *cringe* 6-8...ugh...Did anybody have a good weekend?

...

=-Rigs-=

I'm 12-3, so far, I think. I was doing awesome until the afternoon/evening games.
 
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