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Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. FCC Broadband Definition Apr 5, 2013, 14:49 jimnms
 
Wow, so technically my cable service doesn't meet the current definition of broadband because they're stingy fuckers with the upload rate. I get 12Mbit down 512Kb up. They do offer faster plans, but the fastest plan (50Mbit) only gets 2Mbit upload.  
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Patch Tomorrow; Notes
2. Re: Borderlands 2 Patch Tomorrow; Notes Apr 2, 2013, 01:41 jimnms
 
Why do you have to play the game three times before they give you a mode that makes the game challenging? I played through the main story once already. It was way too easy, and I don't have any desire to do it again. I was usually 2-5 levels above the mission, and the rare occasion I was at or just below a mission, it was still easy.

After I finished, I started the pirate DLC. All of mission in it are set to level 30, but my character is level 36. After realizing I don't even have to shoot back, I can just run by enemies and they can't even take down my shields before it recharges, I got bored and quit.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Mar 29, 2013, 22:19 jimnms
 
The game requires Origin no matter where you buy it.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. OUYA Mar 28, 2013, 22:38 jimnms
 
I've been kind of "meh" about the whole OUYA thing, but for that price and having quite a bit of Android games already from Humble Bundles, I might pick one of these up.  
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News Comments > Evening Screenshots
8. Re: Evening Screenshots Mar 28, 2013, 19:10 jimnms
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 27, 2013, 22:21:
5 bucks says they pushed back the release so they could release it on the PS4 and 720.

But damn it's looking sexy.

Honestly, I wish they would wait for the next gen consoles. Then the game wouldn't be limited by 8 year old hardware.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Mar 19, 2013, 23:23 jimnms
 
Weird Worlds has been on Steam for a while. I picked it up on an indie deals back in December.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Battlefield 3: End Game Mar 18, 2013, 18:14 jimnms
 
I played it yesterday for the first time. As for the End Game content, I love the addition of CTF, but there were a couple of maps I didn't care for. They eventually turned into snipe fests, but I just switched to support, equipped a mortar, found a spot they couldn't hit me and shelled the little fuckers. At first I wasn't enjoying CTF, but it turned out I was on a team and squad that sucked. After switching to a different server it was much better.

As for BF3, I wish they'd do something about joining a server and having the game end before you even spawn, and you happened to get put on the losing team. They should put something in the game to not count the win/loss on your record if you didn't play a certain amount of time. This happened three times in a row as I was trying to get connected. Not having played in a while, Punkbuster wasn't updated, and for some reason it wasn't auto updating. I kept getting kicked after a few minutes for having an out dated version.

I had to manually update it after the 2nd time, then the 3rd time I joined a server I once again got in at the end, and got a lost game.
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Steam CD Keys Exhausted
6. What's a CD? Mar 10, 2013, 17:05 jimnms
 
I notice a lot of people still use the term "CD Key" when games haven't been on CDs in a long time. Even when DVDs replaced CDs, people continued to call them "CD Keys."  
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News Comments > Amazon Stops Selling Digital SimCity
32. Re: Amazon Stops Selling Digital SimCity Mar 7, 2013, 20:16 jimnms
 
At least they're not losing money due to piracy.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Mar 6, 2013, 22:28 jimnms
 
Online single player FTW: http://i.imgur.com/wA03tRY.jpg

Not my screen shot BTW, wouldn't pay 1 cent for this crap.
 
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News Comments > Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter Live
14. Re: Torment: Tides of Numenera Kickstarter Live Mar 6, 2013, 12:25 jimnms
 
Looks like they're going to make their $900K goal on the first day.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2013, 13:37 jimnms
 
DG wrote on Mar 1, 2013, 12:31:
Well, this is timely!

I need to replace my MX510 which was excellent but has suffered enough (too much, evidently).

I had been thinking the G500. Surprised at the comment that G400 > G500? It looked like the G500 was a straight upgrade from G400 with higher DPI, what looked like slightly better build quality plus two additional buttons - plus variable DPI and weights, which admittedly I hadn't been looking forward to fiddling about with.

edit: I can also find a G9x, albeit for twice the price of the G400.

I don't know what the other poster was smoking. The G500 is an upgrade to the G5. The G400 is an updated MX518. The MX518 and G400 are old optical tech. where the G5 and G500 are laser.

I replaced my G5 a year ago with a G500. My G5 was the first generation with only one side button, so the G500 with three side buttons is nice. The G5's max dpi is 2000. The G500 does 5700 dpi, but I find 2000 dpi to be just right.

I replaced the G5 was for 2 reasons. One, when the mouse wheel started acting up, I took it apart and found so much lint built up around it that it was blocking the sensor. While cleaning it out, a little piece flew out which is what gave the wheel the clicky feel to it. I got used to it. It was great for scrolling things like web pages, but when using it in games to switch weapons I'd sometimes scroll it too fast. The second reason was it started acting up. It moved fine in all directions except diagonally like a backslash (\).

Turns out the weird movement was caused by years of using the mouse on the bare desk. It polished the wood so fine that apparently the sensor had problems tracking on it because the G500 did the same thing, but I still don't know why it only does it in that one diagonal direction. I ended up buying a mouse pad, and it works fine now. I never bothered with the weights in the G5, or the G500 at first. After I got this mouse pad, it's so damn slick I kept accidentally moving without realizing it. I added a bit of weight to it, and it made a huge difference.

The G500 also has two scroll modes that you can switch between. It has the clicky type that works good for switching weapons in games, or you can press a button to put it in smooth scrolling like my "broken" G5's wheel.

I put the G5 on my old computer that my niece plays on when she's over here. The G5 was/is a good mouse, but I wouldn't trade the G500 for anything else.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
4. Re: On Sale Feb 20, 2013, 22:37 jimnms
 
I've never had a problem buying from GMG, but I've always used PayPal. I don't like buying things from places that only take credit card payments, I'd rather use a trusted 3rd party payment service like Amazon, PayPal or Google Wallet.  
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News Comments > On Sale
5. Re: On Sale Feb 19, 2013, 20:54 jimnms
 
nin wrote on Feb 19, 2013, 19:13:
Brink on Newegg.com. Free after rebate.

As it should be!

Still too much. Is anyone even playing it?
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Feb 18, 2013, 23:24 jimnms
 
Heads up for those wanting XCOM, GMG will have a 24hr 60% off sale on it Wednesday. It might stack with this weeks 20% off code too.  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
17. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Feb 18, 2013, 03:33 jimnms
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 17, 2013, 18:17:
That FB story makes me sick, and what makes me even more mad (in a time when the President is making TRILLION dollar increases to our debt and increasing taxes on the working man) is this: An article linked on that page citing the worst tax dogers in Corporate America....

Your turn Obama.....your turn....

It's actually the Congress job to set taxes, the budget and approve how much the president can be spent to get it all done. It's all political BS.

http://youtu.be/KIbkoop4AYE
 
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News Comments > Half-Life Update Causing Mod Issues?
7. Re: Half-Life Update Causing Mod Issues? Feb 18, 2013, 00:57 jimnms
 
The forum posts linked mentioned that the path has changed from steamapps/user/half life to steamapps/common/half life, but I just checked my Steam directory and I still have half life under my username, and not in the common dir.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Feb 16, 2013, 21:53 jimnms
 
bigspender wrote on Feb 16, 2013, 17:29:
since when is 4.9 = tolerable.
yeah hi, i just bought a car, and after driving it, I gave it a score of 4.9

yeah sure, its only got two wheels and the windows don't work - BUT IT DOES DRIVE, i guess its tolerable.

dicks.

Since they created their rating guide:
4.0 - 4.9 - Tolerable
Tolerable means just that -- we could barely tolerate this one. The gameplay experience borders with Don't Bother, so you best be careful with these.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 15, 2013, 20:25 jimnms
 
1badmf wrote on Feb 15, 2013, 19:36:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Feb 15, 2013, 18:34:
It's Xur and the Kodan Armada, they've broken through the frontier!

Meteor finally does some damage, now suddenly everyone is all about increased funding and space vigilance. Watched the news for 20 minutes today and already saw the calls going out for it.

I've always said they are wasting money searching for extrasolar planets that we will more then likely never ever be able to actually visit when we should be mapping out our own system. This isnt about funding in general, but on what they are spending the funding they already have. Messed up priorities IMO, hey I think it's really cool too that they are finding planets around other stars, but it's trivia with zero benefits or applications in our world.

doesn't have to be one or the other, and in fact there have been several programs to map the debris in the solar system, each more sensitive than the last. i remember seeing a time-lapse animation of our knowledge of the solar system not too long ago, and the dots swirling around the sun grew exponentially as the 90s rolled around and those programs went underway.

we've mapped everything down to a few hundred feet across that's within the orbit of our planets; the real problem is we don't have the tech to see all the big bastards that are out in the kuiper belt and oort cloud. it's not a matter of funding - our technology just doens't have the sensitivity.

Typical media overreaction and blowing shit out of proportion getting people scared for ratings. This afternoon I over heard a news report on a TV that it was the size of a school bus. From what I've read on astronomy sites and blogs say that the meteor was less than 2 meters in size and wouldn't have been detectable anyway.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Meteor Feb 15, 2013, 12:34 jimnms
 
If you're following the meteor in Russia this morning, this site has lots of pictures and videos, and seems to be getting updates as more roll in.

http://zyalt.livejournal.com/722930.html
 
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