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Signed On May 30, 2003, 01:18
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News Comments > Skyrim Sizzle Reel
32. Re: Skyrim Sizzle Reel Feb 9, 2012, 17:55 jimnms
 
Kastagir wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 17:47:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Feb 9, 2012, 15:35:
The spears were cool looking.

I never realized bow/magic didn't have slow-mo kill shots. That's an odd omission.

The game would quickly seem far too similar to Fallout3/FNV if it had too many killcam opportunities, particularly with ranged weapons/spells. I hope that if it is ever added that it is made optional.

I wish they would add an option to disable the kill cam, there was an option to turn it off in New Vegas. I disabled it the first time it happened in FNV.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 2, 2012, 22:45 jimnms
 
Jim wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 11:19:
America's dumbest "holiday" is upon us, and be prepared to see the same crap here again tomorrow.

Sorry I just can't get into this "groundhog day" nonsense. Bah humbug

I'm still waiting for winter to start. It's been like spring all through December and January with highs in the 60-70's, and only a few days where the low dipped below 40F.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
17. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 1, 2012, 21:03 jimnms
 
Firefox has gotten better, but the first few releases on this new speedy version numbering system were rocky. On the other hand, they still have not fixed the shitty default interface introduced to Thunderbird when they brought it into the speedy version numbering.

RailWizard wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 20:14:
BetterPrivacy incompatible.

It's working fine for me. Make sure it's up to date.
 
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus
12. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 06:32 jimnms
 
Wow, two new indie space sims this week. The trailer for this one didn't look as good as the one that came out a few days ago, Evochron Mercenary. Has anyone tried either or both? I downloaded the demo for Evochron Mercenary, but I haven't tried it yet.  
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: Minecraft Lego Jan 25, 2012, 13:14 jimnms
 
Jim wrote on Jan 25, 2012, 12:16:
Cool, Lego is going back to basics! I really think Lego has gone too far in recent years with all of the branded themes and highly customized parts. I liked it better back in the day when you just got a bucket o' blocks, although the Technic sets are pretty cool.

I played with LEGO's as a kid. Back then you could even buy Technic kits that were just a box of blocks, gears, wheels, etc. It came with a book showing you how to make a few things, but the rest was up to you. Now all LEGO sells are basically models.

I'd love to play with LEGOs again, but I'd like to be able to buy bulk kits like you used to. I remember LEGO used to have a place on their website to buy in bulk, but it was obscure and hard to find. I just tried to find it (for a whole 30 seconds) and failed.
 
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News Comments > Frozen Synapse "Musical" DLC Plans
5. Re: Frozen Synapse "Musical" DLC Plans Jan 17, 2012, 19:28 jimnms
 
I'm more interested in them fixing or at least implementing the promised win by default if you opponent doesn't make a move after 2 weeks feature. Last time I checked, it still said that you win by default if you opponent doesn't make a move after 2 weeks in the game docs/FAQ.

I played the SP campaign and instant skirmishes until I felt confident enough to give MP a try. I won my first game, but the next three games I played, when it became clear that I would win and my opponent had no chance, they quit. Those games are still sitting there in my active game list, with no moves made since August. After that I lost my desire to play until they fix this. It's the most complained about thing on their forum, and it's something that can be done server side. They said they flushed the old games once before, but only on the UK server.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
32. Re: Steam Top 10 Jan 16, 2012, 06:52 jimnms
 
wtf_man wrote on Jan 15, 2012, 16:34:
Well... I've got 160 hours in, with my first and only character. And while I have done almost all of the quest content... there's still wandering and discovering dungeons I haven't been to on the map, and crafting. I can see this pushing 200hours on one character... plus playing with mods here and there...
I've got 220+ hours on my first and only character. According to the game stats, I've only completed 5 main story missions. To give you an idea of where I'm at in the main story, I visited the gray beards, then was sent off to find that horn of wind something. I still haven't gotten the damn thing.

After visiting the gray beards, I decided to swing down by Riften because I had a quest there, then I picked up bunch more quests. I eventually made my way back to Whiterun because I couldn't carry any more and needed to sell some stuff and drop stuff off at my house. I set off to return to Riften and complete some of those quests, but I never made it there. Instead I ended up on the opposite side of the map near Solitude.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Amazon Best of 2011 Jan 9, 2012, 23:09 jimnms
 
My niece wanted "Just Dance" for her Wii, so I got her Just Dance 3 since it was the latest one. What a sad excuse for a game. She didn't read the instructions, just pressed the buttons until the music started and then jumped around in front of the TV, and actually got a high score.

That seems to be the kind of games kids want now, no challenge, just push a button and win. It doesn't even look fun, and you could just dance to your own music without the need for a stupid and seemingly random scoring system.

I'm going to make a game called "Just Win." It will have a big button on the screen, and you press it and win the game. It will be a big hit, and I'll make millions on it and the sequels.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 9, 2012, 17:57 jimnms
 
Since these military vehicles are paid for by taxes, I would think using their names and likenesses in games would be different than using the name and likeness of a Ford.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Q.U.B.E. & Demo
6. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Q.U.B.E. & Demo Jan 7, 2012, 00:10 jimnms
 
Looks interesting, but the lack of control customization means it's going on my wait list. I can't stand WASD, I've tried it, it's clumsy and I don't like it.  
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jan 1, 2012, 15:00 jimnms
 
There are three games I have that I haven't completed the winter achievements on yet: Super Meat Boy, Revenge of the Titans and Space Chem. I saved them for last because they are the hardest and/or most time consuming. I have them from humble bundles, but never played them before. I don't want to cheat by downloading save games or trainers, because then I'm not achieving anything.

Then I just noticed there is a note on the page listing the achievements:
If you unlock an achievement on or after 12/31 your prize will be a free Valve game, a coupon toward a Valve game, or Holiday Coal.

I attempted the Revenge of the Titans one a couple of times, but since I haven't played before, I didn't get far, so I put it off. I tried Super Meat Boy, but well that's just insane. The Spacechem is probably the only one I'll get done today, but I'm going to try Revenge of the Titans again. But since the only thing left to win is a Valve game or coupon for a Valve game (which I have every one already) or coal, it's probably not worth doing. I wonder if that applies to crafting coal too, or does coal crafting still have a chance at getting other prizes?
 
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News Comments > On Sale
17. Re: On Sale Dec 31, 2011, 16:44 jimnms
 
I got CS:S for one of today's achievements, any one want that? I also still have extra copies of the following:

Frozenbyte Bundle (Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor)
Frozen Synapse
Gemini Rue
Hacker Evolution: Duality
Hacker Evolution: Untold
inMomentum
Saira

Email me though here or hit me up on Steam if you want one.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Coal or Pizes? Dec 30, 2011, 19:50 jimnms
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 30, 2011, 19:15:
Sepharo wrote on Dec 30, 2011, 18:44:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Dec 30, 2011, 17:31:
I did magically get 2 copies of The Ship for an unknown reason.

Same here, and I already had it so that's 3 now. I thought everyone was getting them but the friend I mentioned who was doing the crafting didn't have any of the coupons I did.

Also he didn't have Portal 1 yet and at this point I thought that was impossible considering the amount of times they've given it away for free - $5

I read some forums posts (not always reliable) and posts on "other" "game" sites that they had been removed.....but alas, here are mine. I already own the game, and I don't see anyone who has it on their wishlist.....

Are people still playing The Ship? I played it during a free weekend a while back. I thought it was fun and different, but it didn't seem like something I'd stick with. If you can't find a home for them, I'd be glad to take one.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
23. Re: Game Reviews Dec 30, 2011, 19:36 jimnms
 
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Dec 30, 2011, 11:43:
250 hours? I really liked New Vegas, but after 90+ hours I had seen enough.

You didn't see much then. I have close to 290 total hours, and I had unfinished quests unexplored areas. I just got the DLC during the November sales, so I'm looking forward to getting back to it after I finish Skyrim.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Coal or Pizes? Dec 30, 2011, 15:22 jimnms
 
What kind of things is everyone getting for crafting coal into prizes? I was wondering if it's worth it since each piece of coal is an entry into the grand prize drawing, so you're burning your chances by crafting it. Although I wouldn't know what to do if I won the top prize of every game on Steam. I already have more than I can handle, so crafting it for a chance to win something is sounding better.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Presents Dec 25, 2011, 01:36 jimnms
 
I have some presents to hand out. I have extra Steam keys for the following games:

Frozen Synapse
Gemini Rue
Hacker Evolution: Duality
Hacker Evolution: Untold
inMomentum
Saira

And a Frozenbyte Bundle key that includes: Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds: Survivor, and Splot (pre-order).

If you want one, go to my Steam profile, add me as a friend and leave a comment telling me which one(s) you want. I'll be up for a couple of hours, but I'll be in and out of the room. If I'm here, I can just paste the key to you on Steam, or you can leave your email address and I'll email it to you.
 
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News Comments > DCS Patches
5. Re: DCS Patches Dec 21, 2011, 05:43 jimnms
 
When are they going to put Black Shark 2 on Steam, they have the old Black Shark?  
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Sale
56. Re: Steam Holiday Sale Dec 19, 2011, 19:01 jimnms
 
I got a 50% off any Valve published game. I already own all the eligible game though.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization Dec 15, 2011, 23:33 jimnms
 
Prez wrote on Dec 15, 2011, 21:12:
Bought 2 Kindle Fires this week. I am not a tablet person, but I like the Kindle Fires design as a perfectly sized all-in-one media consumption device.

Is it worth getting for someone that doesn't have an Amazon Prime account. I looked at one in and I like the size, and since I have a Prime account it would be nice. I want to get a tablet for my mom, but I don't want to tie it to my account. I want to get her something that she can casually browse the internet with, do email, play sudoku and read the news paper. I'm going to get her local news paper subscription switched to digital, which comes in PDF format. She likes the sudoku type games, and goes through a book a week.

I'm thinking 7" is going to be too small for her to read a newspaper on, but I think a 10" tablet is probably going to be too big for her to comfortably use. I'm leaning toward a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. The specs have the Fire 1 oz. lighter, but it feels heavier to me. I guess the larger, thinner Samsung tablet spreads the weight evenly making it feel lighter.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Dec 12, 2011, 14:21 jimnms
 
My next character is going to be a heavy armor brawling badass, but right now I'm sticking to light armor and one-handed weapons with light magic.

I have been leveling up my smithing and enchanting by making daggers, jewelry and leather armor, and enchanting them. At first it was to get money, but then it was to get my smithing up to create better armor. Until recently I was still running around in the leather armor I crafted and improved. Now I'm sporting a mix-n-match leather/elven/scaled armor and look kind of ridiculous I buy or get the materials to craft a matching set of armor.

I think this has had a negative effect though. At one point I was using the transmute spell to make silver and gold ore from iron ore, creating jewelry, enchanting them and then selling them. I went up three levels in one session by boosting my smithing, enchanting, speech and alteration skills. Now that my character's level is up, I'm running into tougher enemies, but my fighting and armor skills are too low to deal with some of them.

I can kill a random dragon with a frost breath shout and about 6 blows, but last night I ran into a group of three imposter Imperial Soldiers demanding a "tax" and attack when you refuse. Either one of them could kill me with two blows.
 
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