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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway
10. Re: Legend of Grimrock 2 Next Month; Preorders Underway Sep 17, 2014, 18:36 Silicon Avatar
 
A $9 price increase for a total of $24 makes a game "overpriced" now?

Indies never should have ever priced their games so low in the first place. They just set a stupid precedent.

 
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News Comments > Legend of Grimrock Countdown
6. Re: Legend of Grimrock Countdown Sep 16, 2014, 19:16 Silicon Avatar
 
I finished the first one but didn't replay it.

It was good but not Eye of the Beholder good. I hope they fix their spell casting UI for next time. With a few tweaks the series could be great. Right now it's solid and worth seeing but I'm not that excited about a sequel yet.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 13, 2014, 15:53 Silicon Avatar
 
If Radio Shack would run classes on arduino and sell parts for different robot kits I'd rather buy there vs. online.

Sometimes it's nicer to pay an extra $5 and have someone actually hand hold you through the process.

They don't seem to "get it" though. They keep trying to compete with Monoprice and Best Buy. The only time I go to Radio Shack is when I'm in desperate need of some weird connector and I can't wait 2 days for Amazon Prime. That happens maybe once every 3 years.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Sep 12, 2014, 23:54 Silicon Avatar
 
Medical care for stupid people lets interns practice on somebody before they get to me. That's how I see it.

Seriously who eats a cactus... I hope that is faked somehow.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Turns Six
19. Re: GOG.com Turns Six Sep 8, 2014, 20:33 Silicon Avatar
 
I like GoG. I just don't buy very much from it because most of their titles I played and beat when they were still new.

If they could get rights to reprint some of the old box swag from Ultima - that would be something I'd buy.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Sep 8, 2014, 20:29 Silicon Avatar
 
We're essentially back to the era of yellow journalism across all media and practically every news publication.

People talk about editorials like they're the news. That's claptrap. Who, what, why, when, and where - that's real news.

 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
30. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 7, 2014, 04:45 Silicon Avatar
 
Harlequin wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 23:18:
What a bunch of small minded, judgmental people on here. Surprising. He wants to move on, to work that may better the world as a whole. Admirable goals and vastly more impact then dev'ing a game that will be forgotten about 12 months after release like 90% of all games.

Lets name call the guy and make fun of him for wanting to better himself and perhaps injustices in the world that he perceives. Real big of you people. *rolls eyes* Congats posters, you people are whats wrong with the gaming community.

There is a lot wrong with the gaming community but the ability to detect BS is not one of the problems.

 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
29. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 7, 2014, 04:25 Silicon Avatar
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 17:51:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 16:59:

Guy at the top screws a ton of people on the way out by selling to the worst company on the market, runs off to salve himself by breezing through a Quaker community and handling some convenient charity now that he can afford to do whatever he pleases.

Maybe he's awesome and I'm being harsh but I see celebrities and rich people pulling this crap in the news all the time. It's just so transparent and meaningless 99% of the time.

I'm curious to know how he screwed over his employees. I don't recall mass layoffs. And while EA does tons of shit to piss off gamers, they are stable and profitable and consistently rated as one of the best places to work for.

There were layoffs and EA is pretty much the worst place to work for. They're the Wal*Mart of gaming.

 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
11. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 6, 2014, 16:59 Silicon Avatar
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 16:10:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Sep 6, 2014, 14:16:
Rich guy sells out to EA, screws a lot of his employees in the process, goes to "think about life".

Pretty formulaic.

Well, I don't think he was rich prior. Hence selling out to EA. If someone offered me a chance to be a billionaire, or hundreds-of-millionaire, I'd probably do it, too. You never know if you'll have that chance again.

Could be.

It just strikes me as disingenuous I guess.

Guy at the top screws a ton of people on the way out by selling to the worst company on the market, runs off to salve himself by breezing through a Quaker community and handling some convenient charity now that he can afford to do whatever he pleases.

Maybe he's awesome and I'm being harsh but I see celebrities and rich people pulling this crap in the news all the time. It's just so transparent and meaningless 99% of the time.

 
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News Comments > PopCap Founder Pops Out
4. Re: PopCap Founder Pops Out Sep 6, 2014, 14:16 Silicon Avatar
 
Rich guy sells out to EA, screws a lot of his employees in the process, goes to "think about life".

Pretty formulaic.
 
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News Comments > Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Announced
4. Re: Avernum 2: Crystal Souls Announced Sep 4, 2014, 00:43 Silicon Avatar
 
Vogel doesn't need to do anything he's not already doing. He has outlasted every fad and has a core fan base.

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Layoffs; Struggling Financially?
13. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Layoffs; Struggling Financially? Sep 4, 2014, 00:39 Silicon Avatar
 
Too bad. It's pretty fun. I learned more about the lore and the races from ESO than I have from any other ES game.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2014, 13:53 Silicon Avatar
 
The studios finally ran into some games media the can't pay off? Sour grapes.

Brad said it himself though - the worst trolls are people from inside the industry. He failed to put 2 and 2 together after that. Make the industry less shite and people inside won't have anything to troll about. Release games that don't rip people off with their unfinished-ness. Stop treating women in games, which are at least half the paying audience, like stripper poles.

That's a start. It's not hard to figure out. If things were better the trolls would be obvious and not have so very much ammo.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
15. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2014, 03:59 Silicon Avatar
 
I liked Patrick Stewart's ice bucket challenge.  
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Delay Confirmed
4. Re: Wasteland 2 Delay Confirmed Aug 19, 2014, 19:30 Silicon Avatar
 
Ok. I wasn't really expecting it until October or November.

Not a big deal.
 
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Beta Drops Win 8.0 Support
2. Re: AMD Catalyst Beta Drops Win 8.0 Support Aug 16, 2014, 12:17 Silicon Avatar
 
Might be worth a reinstall to get to 8.1.  
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News Comments > Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway
20. Re: Galactic Civilizations III Beta Underway Aug 14, 2014, 14:27 Silicon Avatar
 
Does it have fun combat now or is it still the simulated "movie" version of GalCiv 2?

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Update 4 Next Month
3. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Update 4 Next Month Aug 13, 2014, 19:15 Silicon Avatar
 
I like it. *shrug*

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Aug 10, 2014, 13:32 Silicon Avatar
 
Radio Shack: the store for desperate people who have to have an overpriced off-brand adapter RIGHT NOW.

 
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News Comments > SSI Vets form TSI
36. Re: SSI Vets form TSI Aug 9, 2014, 22:09 Silicon Avatar
 
I played Pools of Darkness and it was pretty merciless. Beholders would wipe an entire party - like they ought to be able to.

 
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