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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > PopCap CEO Retiring
12. Re: PopCap CEO Retiring Jan 3, 2014, 14:34 Silicon Avatar
 
El Pit wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 13:46:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jan 3, 2014, 13:31:
PopCap is mostly just a shell now. Almost all the creative force behind it left or was laid off soon after EA bought them. I feel sorry for the people left behind working for a zombie brand.

Zombie brand? Does this indicate EA is the plant in this game?

If we have to make EA a plant, it has to be the walnut - broken down and sad - and everyone wants it out of the way.

 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jan 3, 2014, 14:31 Silicon Avatar
 
Bioshock Infinite is pretty fun and worth $10. I beat it on "hard" a week or so ago and got my ten bucks worth.

I liked it at least as well as the first Bioshock.
 
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News Comments > PopCap CEO Retiring
7. Re: PopCap CEO Retiring Jan 3, 2014, 13:31 Silicon Avatar
 
PopCap is mostly just a shell now. Almost all the creative force behind it left or was laid off soon after EA bought them. I feel sorry for the people left behind working for a zombie brand.


 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
13. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 2, 2014, 13:16 Silicon Avatar
 
If I found out that my customer data got leaked because some business wouldn't move on from XP after it's final support date I'd never do business with them again. That's just negligent at this point. The risks of XP are well known and business has had plenty of time to update their 3rd party software.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2013, 13:13 Silicon Avatar
 
I looked at all of those patties, but it just made me want a burger from Smash Burger.

 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. Dec 30, 2013, 13:17 Silicon Avatar
 
Does anyone here watch pro gaming stuff or follow any of the pro gamers?

I just can't take it seriously.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
32. Re: On Sale Dec 29, 2013, 03:05 Silicon Avatar
 
I find myself buying up $2 and $3 games lately and skipping the big releases. It's so easy to spend $3 on a game. It's getting harder and harder to justify $40+.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 China Ban?
26. Re: Battlefield 4 China Ban? Dec 28, 2013, 01:22 Silicon Avatar
 
China has leadership that restricts its population's choices and uses media control to help it remain in power.

But China isn't stupid. People who say things like that learn hard lessons.
 
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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.

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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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