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Real Name ColoradoHoudini   
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Nickname ColoradoHoudini
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Description Ex NetQuaker..ex 3Wave and Thunderwalker CTF'er (named: Houdini). Played Tribes for Western Alliance, Counterstrike with Frag University (the original FU). Played ET, BF1942 etc...
Old school gamer, ex military.. lived all over the US
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Signed On Jul 20, 2003, 00:24
Total Comments 1473 (Pro)
User ID 17782
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Halloween Costumes Nov 2, 2007, 17:44 ColoradoHoudini
yay! i submitted a news article Blue posted!

"With all of these people dressed as TF2, Portal and Bioshock charachters, I wonder how many people out in the streets actually knew what these costumes were?"

All it takes is one person to recognize you in a costume like that and it would make your night awesome.

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News Comments > Tabula Rasa Launches
30. Re: No subject Nov 2, 2007, 17:39 ColoradoHoudini
I tried it during beta.. but it never drew me in. I never really knew what there was for me to aspire to, what to look for, what was coming next.

In WoW (hey, don't run off yet)..
I knew there were mounts, blue weapons, awesome new lands I got a peek of while flying over, raids, a deep storyline, huge crafting side, new dungeons. etc..
the devs and fans from WoW let me know all that was out there. In all the material I read about TR, I never got excited for what was next.

Also, the quirky FPS style, yet not really FPS didn't work for me. The inventive new UI was worse than WoW's. Where was my vehicle? Why did every mob I run across seem to aggro randomly or not? Also, the world seemed empty in general.

it also had a "feel" like a cheap MMO, like Auto Assault or CoH.

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News Comments > Warhammer Online Delayed Again
8. Re: Mid-2008... Nov 2, 2007, 08:25 ColoradoHoudini
Good.. make a very good product and sell me that.
I guess this means that for now, I'll be sticking to WoW.

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News Comments > Elder Scrolls Online?
13. Re: No subject Nov 2, 2007, 08:22 ColoradoHoudini
I kinda prefer the single player idea for this game.

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News Comments > Hellgate: London Update
30. Re: No subject Nov 1, 2007, 20:16 ColoradoHoudini
If I buy the game but don't subscribe.. can I play all the classes I tried in the beta?

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News Comments > Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Patch
4. Re: too many games Oct 30, 2007, 15:10 ColoradoHoudini
Looks like a SoF2 clone.. no thanks.

But seriously..I wish this game had been a bit different. "Mechanics do not match the features" is the best way i can put it.

maybe when it hits the bargain bin and/or some neat mods come out for it.

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News Comments > LucasArts and BioWare Team Up
2. Re: No subject Oct 30, 2007, 08:59 ColoradoHoudini
Well dip my balls in sweet cream and squat me in a room full of kittens!

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News Comments > More Hellgate: London Subscriber Details
4. Re: TONS of new content Oct 29, 2007, 19:58 ColoradoHoudini
I really hope that the extra content gets ripped out and put up for downloading by pirates.

This whole pricing scheme is abysmal.

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News Comments > TF2 Patched, Orange Box SDK Nears
27. Re: more tf2 maps ftw Oct 28, 2007, 11:57 ColoradoHoudini
the funny part about you guys arguing is that i bet you would all get along in real life.
"oh hey, this new guy just started working with me, seems cool.. we bullshit and talk about video games a lot, seems like a nice guy"

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News Comments > Saturday Previews
1. Hellgate London Oct 28, 2007, 10:48 ColoradoHoudini
I played (still am playing?) the beta and I enjoyed the hacky/slashiness of the game. It didn't have a ton of depth, but enough to make me think that the game would be purchasable if I could get all the extra stuff that they promise the paying subscribers, but get it for free.

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News Comments > TF2 Patched, Orange Box SDK Nears
21. Re: more tf2 maps ftw Oct 28, 2007, 10:43 ColoradoHoudini
I know I should save my money due to an impending divorce, but god dammit.. i really feel like I am missing something by not playing TF2.
wait a tick, I can buy TF through Steam for only 30bucks?
Am i missing anything in that price? All i want is TF2, that's all I need right? No other game dependency?
I really wish QW would've turned out to be a better game. The numbers are telling, under 2,500 people playing during peak times, that's a crying shame. SoF2 has around the same amount of players, and that games is how many yeas old?

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News Comments > Crysis Demo Released
2. dammit !! Oct 26, 2007, 19:20 ColoradoHoudini
Man.. i am complaining.. but not really..
too many games to play!
I can't even begin to list them all, but i'd hazard a guess at around 12 games that i have the beta, demo, test, or full game of.. or I'm eyeballing. I don't have the time I need.

But i love it!

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News Comments > "Tribes-like Shooter" Coming?
13. Re: Um.... Oct 25, 2007, 13:10 ColoradoHoudini
I'd love to see a mashup of Tribes and Unreal:XMP..or jsut another tribes game.
A thinking mans FPS.. that's still fast enough that you don't get bored.

I LOVED building my defenses up top of Broadside (blastside?) whatever.. me in a heavy, radar, mines, camera, turrets.. playing cat and mouse with invaders.
Those were my generators.. and you couldn't have them!

That game rewarded smart play and fast reflexes.. so much fun.

i'd love to see a spiritual successor. and not Tribes:V .. that horribly arcadey game.

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News Comments > ETQW Patch Plans - VOIP Support and more
5. Re: QW is not Wolfenstien Oct 24, 2007, 21:53 ColoradoHoudini
I played the UT3 beta demo, and I love the feeling of that game.. even though it was not the finalized version. It still had the right look and feel, the weps were spot on.. just felt right.

I played the QW beta for a long time, and while I liked it at first, within a short period of time I was rather "blah" about it. It had too many issues that I knew needed to be addressed, and I mentioned them to the devs, but just like my feedback on Tribes:V.. it went ignored. Lots of people had great feedback and we called the low numbers. Now I read about the issues people have and why they aren't playing any more, and they are spot on to my comments previously.

Now I look at the gamespy top games and QW is not nearly where it should be at all. It's ranked 15th, just behind the Halo demo and SoF2.. wtf? The publisher/dev/game name alone should put this in the 5-10k range.. it's barely visible at 1,338 players. That speaks VOLUMES.

I wouldn't even say QW is complicated, as for all the features it has, you can wholly overlook them and still win. I won't get into all of my personal feelings, but I will say that the features of the game, don't match the mechanics.

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News Comments > The Witcher Trailer
11. Re: Looking Good Oct 23, 2007, 21:00 ColoradoHoudini
dear developers... I do not care who made your movie, who produced it, who's publishing it.. etc..
i do not need to see 30 seconds of intros. just show me the movie. thanks.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Half-Life 2: The Orange Box
13. Re: No subject Oct 10, 2007, 11:32 ColoradoHoudini
So many games I want, and no money to buy them with. Freaking wife just left me.. so I'm trying to get my finances in order.

feel free to bash.

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars
29. Re: WOOT! Oct 2, 2007, 20:07 ColoradoHoudini
I still believe that the features in QW do not match the game speed or mechanics.

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News Comments > World of Warcraft Patch
12. Re: No subject Oct 2, 2007, 20:05 ColoradoHoudini
2.3 looks really cool with ZA and Sunwell Plateau.
I took a 4 month hiatus from WoW, and recently started playing again. My guild needs 9 more bosses and all will be cleared raiding wise. 3 in Hyjal, and the rest in Black Temple.
I finally got to raid SSC, as the guild has it on super farm status, and man is that place cool looking.

also leveling up a Druid alt.. Druids are exactly what hybrids should be. Damn my Shaman!!

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News Comments > Tabula Rasa Delay
17. Re: Personally, Oct 2, 2007, 20:00 ColoradoHoudini
I was hoping it would've been a tad bit deeper.
It's weird though, every one of the MMO's from that publisher (or dev house..whatever) lacks depth and has the same look.. and it really doesn't draw you in once you're past the initial creation screen.
see also:
CoH/CoV/Auto Assault

in WoW.. within the first few levels you could see how big the game was, how much there was to do, how much your character had to grow. How immersive the capital towns were, and most of all, the game felt solid all the way around.
In TR beta, I never got that feeling.

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News Comments > Euro Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Ships, Linux Server Released
6. Re: Sep 29, 2007, 08:55 ColoradoHoudini
During the beta I never really quite felt like I was playing the game the preview videos and interviews told me I would be playing.
That's the only way I can sum up my feelings.

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