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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
Homepage http://
Signed On Jul 20, 2003, 00:24
Total Comments 1408 (Pro)
User ID 17782
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News Comments > Cryptic Adds Comic Writer
7. Re: MUO vs. COH/V Jul 17, 2007, 19:46 ColoradoHoudini
If the next super hero MMO can have the depth that WoW has.. i will play it.

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News Comments > Lost Planet Content Friday
1. hrmm Jul 17, 2007, 10:50 ColoradoHoudini
I have this game but haven't installed it yet..
worth it?

Currently playing QW beta (meh) and a few RTS's.

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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 3 Q&A
12. Re: No subject Jul 15, 2007, 20:40 ColoradoHoudini

It really flew under the radar.. and like we all agree, that was a shame. It had everything right on paper--it allowed the speedy offensive guys to be speedy, the defensive players to set up solid defenses, it had some vehicles and open space, it really was a damn solid game.. again, save for the engine. Man I had to run the game at low settings in order to get a decent framerate, and i had a good machine for the time.

so heres to hoping something good comes from UT3.

it just lept over QW as my most anticipated FPS. Frontlines and CoD4 nearing the top as well.

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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 3 Q&A
10. Re: No subject Jul 15, 2007, 17:42 ColoradoHoudini

"they'll be taking some aspects of XMP like deployables and putting those in, "

No fucking way??? *pants tightening*
I loved what XMP had to offer, it's a crying damn shame that the engine was a pig and took the best systems to their knees. That game was as good of a Tribes successor as I had seen (needed a few tweaks/adjustments though)..

I went to the official site, but all i see is screenshots and nothing else. Is there a link to an article where they discuss the new gametype and features?
I'd really appreciate it.
(aside from the linked article I mean.. some other interviews that further explain the new stuff)

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News Comments > Orange Box Nears
1. TF2 Jul 14, 2007, 13:09 ColoradoHoudini
As someone who doesnt have HL2 or any of the steam products..what will i have to do in order to get TF2?

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News Comments > Thursday Hardware Reviews
1. upgrade? Jul 12, 2007, 14:27 ColoradoHoudini
With UT3/Crysis/QW/TF2 etc coming out.. I am thinking of upgrading my PC.. or hell, buying a whole new one and selling my wifes--as she gets my current.

any of u smart guys know if its worth it to go from something newer?

Pentium 930 D (3.0ghz x2)
2 gigs ram
radeon x1800xt 256meg
sata hard drive

i dont need to play at 16x12 with super high details..but will my current rig hold up for a while?

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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
1. Space Siege Jul 12, 2007, 14:18 ColoradoHoudini
that looks like mucho fun!

big fan of Dungeon Siege

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News Comments > Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Trailer
22. Re: No subject Jul 11, 2007, 19:19 ColoradoHoudini
QW has a ton of features that, like enahs has said, if you're not playing with a clan, you're not going to get the full value from.

if you play on pub servers with pubbers (which i intend to, as will most), you're not going to have a good chance to utilize all the features the game has to offer.

I have posted numerous times in official forums about potential problem areas I see, or areas I'd like to see better used/tweaked.

wild example of a personal peeve:
the Anti Personnel turrets are so fucking big, they stand about 4 feet higher than an 8foot wall. The very few places you are allowed to place the turret make it noticeable from a mile away. For the Strogg defenders on the beta map(pre GDF EMP capture), there are probably 4 locations you can put the anti vehicle/anti personnel turrets where they will be useful, give or take 4 feet. From all 4 of those locations I can blow up the turret from the safety of either my spawn, or 20 feet from it.
Then after teh GDF erect the EMP weapon, there are two locations the Strogg can place the turrets where they are semi useful at all.. and even then, they arent useful. One is visible from the spawn and easily destroyed. The other is at the strogg spawn and really not even useful there.

what I'm trying to say is that those of you with Tribes experience where you would carefully place turrets and mines and put up a good defense.. i dont see that so far in the beta.

"Finally, Strogg technicians can create spawn hosts out of GDF corpses which are essentially one time spawn points. "

well, not a 1-time deal at all. In fact, I have spawned from a spawn host numerous times. You can spawn from them until someone blows up the spawn host corpse.
--for those that don't know.
once a GDF player is killed, a Strogg technician can turn that persons body into a spawn point for one player. So I walked up to the corpse, press my "USE" button, and i bind myself to that corpse and will res there the next time i die. that is, as long as someone else hasnt bound themself to it before me.
very useful for defense

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News Comments > Crysis in September
8. Re: Looks good but CoD4 has me hyped. Jul 11, 2007, 19:07 ColoradoHoudini
isn't UT3 coming out in Nov as well? what about Frontlines? or is that 08?

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News Comments > Gears of War for XP & Vista
31. Re: GFW Live Still a POS? Jul 11, 2007, 15:56 ColoradoHoudini
never played GoW on the 360.. but i heard it's pretty impressive.
so you guys think it's worthy of the PC?

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News Comments > Unreal Tournament 3 Trailer
6. Re: No subject Jul 11, 2007, 15:55 ColoradoHoudini
I too wish the video wasnt so chopped.. i wanted to see sustained action.. meh.
anyhow, what i saw looked good.
pants = tight.

If QW doesnt fit the bill, I'm thinking UT3 will nicely.
of course, it will be upgrade time fo sho.

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News Comments > It Came from E3 2007, Part 4
5. Re: Ok I got a question... Jul 11, 2007, 15:46 ColoradoHoudini
Wii are the children...

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News Comments > Spielberg's PC Game
12. Re: No subject Jul 10, 2007, 19:02 ColoradoHoudini
Then get me his non-union Mexican equivalent!

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News Comments > EA CEO: Games are Boring
7. Re: Thanks, EA Jul 9, 2007, 11:24 ColoradoHoudini
EA Tiburon is right down the street from my house, and some of their employees go to my gym (which is directly across the street from EA)..
if anyone wants me to beat one of them up or give them a stern talking to, let me know.

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News Comments > Sony Cuts PS3 Price, Announces 80GB Model
9. Re: No subject Jul 9, 2007, 11:20 ColoradoHoudini
I need some help here fellas..I don't understand this.

Does the $499.00 PS3 come with 2 controllers and all the extra items/cables you need including a game or 3?

then as zirik said: if their Blu Ray movies are 25gig, and the new hard drive is 80gig.. that's 3 movies.--whoopie? what am I missing here? If they are compressed, is the same quality there? does the PS3 have an uncompression capability? Sure, it makes sense that it would be a compressed file.. but would it really surprise anyone if they weren't?

Oh and are PS3 users really going to want to download a 25gig movie? I have a pretty fast connection and I still think that would take too long.

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News Comments > Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Update
55. Re: No subject Jul 8, 2007, 19:03 ColoradoHoudini
"You're forgetting the major advantage of the Third Eye Camera: portable radar."

True.. but damn if this game doesnt move so quick that often times, i dont have time to look at the radar.. or.. when i see an enemy.. he can be 15ft from me, turn and be 200yds away in the opposite direction byteh time i make my move.

re: turrets:

There doesnt seem to be any place the Strogg can put a turret that as a GDF RL troop, I cant destroy it from a safe distance. The 4-squares it takes up is too much, plus i think it's too damn tall. In the second stage, the two places the Strogg can put a turret leave it wide fucking open.. what happened to the Tribes (and dare i say.. UT XMP) turrets that were small enough to hide and use tactically/smartly?

as a GDF troop, if i place one at the Hilltop spawn, it stands out and is completely noticeable by any Strogg coming off the mountain..or any Strogg on the two rooftops.

It seems to me like the devs dont want the turrets to be an integral part of the game, like they were in Tribes.

maybe i just want a real tribes successor.. sigh

--anyone even remember UT XMP? that game had tons of promise, but ran shitty.

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News Comments > Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Update
46. Gaming Jul 8, 2007, 10:51 ColoradoHoudini
The Fireteams suck also because the damn game moves so fast you dont have time to coordinate jack shit.
at least, not in the sewer map.

the turrets are too fucking big and stand out so much that as soon as you deploy one, it's blown up. This game has so many features that support more Tribes-like play and less twitchy Quake-like playing...

need more places to put the turrets,and they need a smaller placement footprint and to be smaller in size.

the Tormentor needs much better controls

the GDF weps lack punch ..and the Strogg weps due to their laser'ish glows, are so much easier to aim (think large tracer fire)

the GDF third eye camera blows..compared to the strogg drone. first, it takes too long from button push to blow. (2-3 seconds.. and by that time, your 45mph running cheetah target is long gone)
second, you have to be viewing through it the whole time, it really ought to put a small box screen in the corner of your view. this game moves so fast you dont have the time or the reason to plant that thing (as the attacker btw) and watch it. by the time you report someones location, they are long gone. it needs reworked for attacking GDF...also needs to explode instantaneously.

then theres the whole fact that you have deployable radar, anti artillery, anti vehicle, anti personnel turrets, mines, cameras, a drone, classes, fireteams, objectives and a campaign with unlockable features etc.. only to fight at breakneck speeds of a twitchy FPS.. does not compute!

heres to hoping that mods make a better game.

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News Comments > War Wound Demo
9. Re: Removed? Jul 6, 2007, 13:38 ColoradoHoudini
what did "we" do to Tweakboy?

also, I remember running a certain person off of (or was it .. before the IGN switch..
that was awesome.

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News Comments > War Wound Demo
5. Re: Removed? Jul 6, 2007, 10:58 ColoradoHoudini

I think it's because he links to his gaming site, which for some reason Blue doesn't support any more.

I heard it has to do with the Giants / Eagles rivalry. and a number of toothless hookers Rainer keeps sending to Blues house during family gatherings.

but the question is raised:
Why doesnt blue just ban the account?
also, we all know when we see Rainers post deleted it just means that his site has the file mentioned in the post.

This comment was edited on Jul 6, 11:00.
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News Comments > Neocron/Neocron 2 Transfers to End
2. Re: humm Jul 3, 2007, 10:44 ColoradoHoudini
I never knew that there was a part 2?

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