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Nickname dubfanatic
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Signed On Aug 18, 1999, 17:13
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Event, Sale, Patch, Stats
46. Re: L4D Event, Sale, Stats May 1, 2009, 20:41 dubfanatic
 
The matchmaking needs improvement, but I have had no problems with the official servers in months. The only time I have server problems is when I end up on unofficial servers. One such server I joined had too few slots for versus, and the survivors were instantly demolished by about 40 AI Hunters. But, I usually end up on Valve's official servers and I have no problems with them. I suppose it helps that I'm about 30 miles from the server farm... I imagine I'd be telling a different story if I was in Europe or Aus/NZ.  
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News Comments > Neo Steam Open Beta
1. Re: Neo Steam Open Beta Apr 29, 2009, 14:25 dubfanatic
 
anime and steampunk... yeah this is gonna be a real hit
 
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News Comments > Bully Patch
1. Re: Bully Patch Apr 28, 2009, 18:38 dubfanatic
 
Took them long enough...  
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News Comments > Left 4 Dead Patched
6. Re: Left 4 Dead Patched Apr 28, 2009, 13:52 dubfanatic
 
I'm about ready to give up on on-line play for this one. Not because of the lag, but the hacks. It's getting almost as bad as CS. In the past day I've run into wall hackers, auto-targeters, and invincible zombies.

Wow, that's just unlucky. I haven't noticed any cheaters in this game at all, and I've had it since November.

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News Comments > Games that Smell
7. Re: Games that Smell Apr 26, 2009, 15:53 dubfanatic
 
better questions imo are why anyone thinks the military has their best interests in mind and doesnt plan on using them like a disposable tool.. and for those that know this and still choose to do it, why would they sell their soul for such an opportunity?

This is a good thing... the lower end of the bell curve fills the ranks, leaving the upper end to get things done.
 
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News Comments > Weekend Sales
13. Re: Weekend Sales Apr 24, 2009, 18:21 dubfanatic
 
Why would you buy a second copy of TOB and make a second account for it? Am I out of the loop on some sorta memo or something?

Account hijacking insurance I guess... common sense usually works for me but I guess some people need to pay for it.
 
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News Comments > PC Star Trek: D-A-C Plans
14. Re: PC Star Trek: D-A-C Plans Apr 23, 2009, 16:00 dubfanatic
 
EGATrek was good stuff, I liked that game and I wasn't even a fan of Star Trek.  
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News Comments > Plan It Green Released
2. Re: Plan It Green Released Apr 22, 2009, 14:52 dubfanatic
 
If this was like SimCity with real pollution and hydrology models it would be cool but this sounds firmly in the "edutainment" category.  
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News Comments > Shadowbane Closing
6. Re: Shadowbane Closing Apr 19, 2009, 15:05 dubfanatic
 
My little brother loved this game... I never understood why. He kept trying to get me to play it but I always thought it sucked. Oh well.  
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News Comments > Mafia II Movie
2. Re: Mafia II Movie Apr 19, 2009, 15:02 dubfanatic
 
Life of clime? Blue, did you outsource to China?
 
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News Comments > Jack Thompson Warned
7. Re: Jack Thompson Warned Apr 15, 2009, 13:00 dubfanatic
 
Government's response to the people

Care to elaborate?

More seriously, if you actually believe that fiction you're needing to get a better news source.

Any suggestions?
 
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News Comments > Jack Thompson Warned
4. Re: Jack Thompson Warned Apr 15, 2009, 12:23 dubfanatic
 
This action comes on the heels of nationwide tea parties taking place today to protest irresponsible government.

What has that clever piece of AstroTurf got to do with this? Just had to get a word in edgewise about it?

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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Apr 15, 2009, 01:46 dubfanatic
 
rising development costs + poor economy + very small and highly critical player base = genre death

there you go, didn't need to write an essay to tell you that

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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Apr 15, 2009, 00:31 dubfanatic
 
Yeah, well, porn stars aren't exactly known for living the most healthy lives...
 
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News Comments > Steam GTAIV Patched
18. Re: Steam GTAIV Patched Apr 14, 2009, 19:50 dubfanatic
 
Good thing I bought the boxed copy...

This patch actually made the game quite playable for me. Disabling shadows takes a huge load off the CPU, and the shadows were hideous anyway so it actually looks somewhat better. My Saitek P880 gamepad also now works perfectly ingame.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Demigod
1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Demigod Apr 14, 2009, 13:33 dubfanatic
 
Looks interesting (I never played DotA) but it's just not striking me as a must-buy. I'm gonna wait for reviews...  
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News Comments > Guild Wars Birthday Events
7. Re: Guild Wars Birthday Events Apr 12, 2009, 03:37 dubfanatic
 
Whatever you say.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars Birthday Events
3. Re: Guild Wars Birthday Events Apr 11, 2009, 21:22 dubfanatic
 
The last time I played this game, I had my mission sabotaged by the children I was paired with because I wouldn't give them my loot.

I remember there were some missions in the game (original, before expansions) that were impossible without a human party because the henchmen were woefully underpowered for the mission. Problem is, most people got through those parts before I did, so there were very few groups to join. Effectively you were stuck at these missions if you didn't have any trusted people to play with. Did they ever improve the henchmen or matchmaking?

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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Joystiq - Is game censorship... Apr 11, 2009, 15:17 dubfanatic
 
Yeah that article is junk. Did it not occur to the author that German developers are more aware of the censors than US developers, leading to the German games being designed to avoid the censors?

Good point about The Witcher. Germany hates violence in media as much as Americans hate sex in media (if not more). Maybe the whole war thing had something to do with it...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Apr 11, 2009, 14:59 dubfanatic
 
"Catalyst 9.4 ▀itch thread"? I bet that looks very silly to Germans...
 
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