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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Dec 24, 2013, 15:42 Silicon Avatar
 
I didn't see anything I wanted so I decided to fire up my old Star Trek Online account and check out the Christmas specials.

It had 8 gigs of updates. Damn.
 
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News Comments > Festivus Consolidation
9. Re: Festivus Consolidation Dec 23, 2013, 21:55 Silicon Avatar
 
I'll get a Wii U later when it's cheaper and there's a Zelda game.

 
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News Comments > Steam Holiday Sale
10. Re: Steam Holiday Sale Dec 20, 2013, 00:27 Silicon Avatar
 
I didn't see anything on sale that I wanted, but I did see that someone created a Shufflepuck Cafe clone called Shufflepuck Cantina. That name is a blast from the past... Ultratron (a Robotron clone) looks kind of fun too.

This comment was edited on Dec 20, 2013, 00:35.
 
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News Comments > Morning Previews
17. Re: Morning Previews Dec 16, 2013, 15:01 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm disappointed to hear about the lack of called/targeted shots.

The rest sounded okay or can be made okay with mods.


 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
3. Re: Saturday Mobilization Dec 14, 2013, 12:42 Silicon Avatar
 
I wish they were all just declared public utilities - along with internet backbone providers and ISPs.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
1. Re: Saturday Consolidation Dec 14, 2013, 12:40 Silicon Avatar
 
I played HD Wind Waker on a Wii U at a game store. It was fine. There wasn't anything wrong with it. It's just that there aren't any games for it. I'll just wait around. All I really want to do is play Zelda and Mario for cheap. I'm guessing a lot of gamers feel the same.

 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Early Access This Week
8. Re: Wasteland 2 Early Access This Week Dec 13, 2013, 01:38 Silicon Avatar
 
I did the nostalgic physical box set so I don't have access to the beta. I don't actually want access to the beta. I want to play the game only after it's polished.

 
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News Comments > Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale
38. Re: Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 12, 2013, 14:32 Silicon Avatar
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 14:23:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 14:16:
I did go back and beat Fallout later, but the time limit sucks. It doesn't make any sense either. It's not like *my character* was running out of water... But no, boom, you failed a quest objective so your game is done. Haha. Try again.


No, but your Vault, i.e. the community you're trying to save, IS running out of water. If they run out of water, your quest has failed: simple as that. Kinda hard to miss...

Not that great for a ROLE playing game, though - eh?

Not everybody wanted to be the Overseer's bitch.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale
33. Re: Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 12, 2013, 14:18 Silicon Avatar
 
For what it's worth I can't even get logged into GOG to even check out right now.

I get a 504 gateway error.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale
31. Re: Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics Free in GOG.com Winter Sale Dec 12, 2013, 14:16 Silicon Avatar
 
Icewind wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 14:09:
harlock wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 13:59:
Icewind wrote on Dec 12, 2013, 13:57:
Why does everyone whine about that?

because it sucks?

i dont know, ask everyone

Thanks for that eloquent rebuttal.

You reinvigorate my standing theory that those who whine about it are just petulant, demanding children who have no skill with CRPGs.

Either that or like most kids you parrot what others say on forums and tout that as part of your learned experience.

Simple fact is, that 13 year time limit is way more time than even the most casual of wasteland explorers need to 100% the game. Anyone saying otherwise is a poser.

Or not.

I played Fallout 1 (back when it came out) and had my game ruined because of the time limit. Instead of faffing around with a water chip, I decided to explore the wasteland over to the farthest corners of the map and try to score some cool gear. By the time I got back around to the water chip, my time limit was up and my game was over. I had to go back to a really early save, at which point I rage quit.

I did go back and beat Fallout later, but the time limit sucks. It doesn't make any sense either. It's not like *my character* was running out of water... But no, boom, you failed a quest objective so your game is done. Haha. Try again.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
41. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 10, 2013, 14:27 Silicon Avatar
 
Damn dude. Throwing the shoes over the side was okay, but don't throw yourself over with it.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 9, 2013, 19:46 Silicon Avatar
 
They should hire from within. Clippy would be a better CEO than Ballmer.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 9, 2013, 19:41 Silicon Avatar
 
I like 8.1 pretty well. A built-in classic start menu option would be nice though.


 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 9, 2013, 14:35 Silicon Avatar
 
I went to a local restaurant that used tablets to take orders too. It looked pretty cool.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Dec 9, 2013, 02:26 Silicon Avatar
 
$1000 is a lot to blow for making some people mad for a few days.

Like, I can think of a lot better ways that money could have been spent.

 
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News Comments > Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax
27. Re: Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax Dec 8, 2013, 12:57 Silicon Avatar
 
HorrorScope wrote on Dec 8, 2013, 12:52:
Any publicity is good publicity... That saying is for celebrities who've become dormant. Totally doesn't work for corporations etc.

THANK YOU.

 
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News Comments > Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax
16. Re: Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax Dec 7, 2013, 16:28 Silicon Avatar
 
nin wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 14:50:
Why did Bethesda wait so long to deny this?

Was thinking about that last night...


I'm not sure, but Bethesda got roasted for it on Twitter and all the other social media they have setup. Hopefully they will have a clue for next time.
 
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News Comments > Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax
8. Re: Survivor2299/Fallout 4 Hoax Dec 7, 2013, 11:59 Silicon Avatar
 
It sucks that the site was a hoax - I wanted another game.

Bethesda took its sweet-ass time putting it down too.

I've got to say, I'm spoiled by the indie Kickstarter game dev. reports now. I get frequent progress reports in my email about Wasteland 2. Behemoth developers like Bethesda are mired in a seriously dated 1994-style "when it's done" press mentality.

 
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News Comments > More Survivor 2299 Teasing
30. Re: More Survivor 2299 Teasing Dec 7, 2013, 01:48 Silicon Avatar
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 7, 2013, 01:35:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Dec 6, 2013, 22:23:
And now the 2299 website resolves to show a Youtube video about Tunnel Snakes. I guess it was fake after all.

LOL. Epic troll.

I could forgive it on April 1st. Otherwise he's just a punk asshole.

I'm actually pretty annoyed, but trying to make the best of it since there is nothing I can do about it.

 
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News Comments > More Survivor 2299 Teasing
28. Re: More Survivor 2299 Teasing Dec 6, 2013, 22:23 Silicon Avatar
 
And now the 2299 website resolves to show a Youtube video about Tunnel Snakes. I guess it was fake after all.

LOL. Epic troll.
 
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