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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Feb 7, 2013, 16:06 Silicon Avatar
 
Since tablet/pad devices are going through so many changes and upgrades right now I've decided to wait a while. The longer I wait the better and cheaper they get. In the mean time my smart phone does everything a tablet does and my gaming PC takes care of everything else.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn
29. Re: Ships Ahoy - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dragonborn Feb 6, 2013, 20:08 Silicon Avatar
 
Verno wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 15:07:
Creston wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 14:36:
Verno wrote on Feb 6, 2013, 14:22:
The Nexus network sucks too, their DL servers are down as often as not

I've never had a problem with their premium servers. Oh, you mean the FREE servers? :P

I look at it the opposite way. I wouldn't touch their premium servers if they can't even get the basics down.

My experience with the subscription servers on the Nexus is that they are superior to the free ones. Sometimes I think about getting a lifetime sub.

 
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News Comments > Commander Keen Successor Kickstarter
7. Re: Commander Keen Successor Kickstarter Feb 4, 2013, 21:32 Silicon Avatar
 
Sort of interested, but can't decide. Platformers are sort of a dime a dozen and I've already seen ones that have editors. I think I need more spicy to bite off on this one.  
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News Comments > Police Quest Creator Plans New Game
7. Re: Police Quest Creator Plans New Game Feb 2, 2013, 20:03 Silicon Avatar
 
I never bought Police Quest (I was a kid with limited funds), but I played Space Quest a lot. Maybe I'll check out the Kickstarter.  
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News Comments > Steam in Hot Water in the EU?
34. Re: Steam in Hot Water in the EU? Feb 2, 2013, 13:53 Silicon Avatar
 
I'd like to be able to resell stuff I don't play on Steam. Even if the sale just gave me store credit and Valve took 5% it would be really nice to be able to unload things I don't play anymore. I sort of wish the EU could force it.  
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News Comments > Wizardry Online Launches
1. Re: Wizardry Online Launches Jan 30, 2013, 20:59 Silicon Avatar
 
I tried to watch two of their vids and was turned off by the metal music. It was just too cheesy.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jan 30, 2013, 09:48 Silicon Avatar
 
I can't think of anything I've seen on Youtube that I'd pay for - but maybe a few things would pop up if the option was there.

I can also see a bunch of butt-hurt content creators making their channels pay-only just to discover that the "fans" they thought they had were only fans when everything was free.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jan 27, 2013, 20:33 Silicon Avatar
 
I wish I could yell "FEAR! FEAR! FEAR!" and wait for the money to roll in. It seems to work really well in politics.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2013, 16:45 Silicon Avatar
 
A JJ Abrams SW movie might be pretty good. I'd give it a chance anyway.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 25, 2013, 14:41 Silicon Avatar
 
Research is great, but they're not looking for facts - they're looking for scape goats.

I thought we were over this already.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 25, 2013, 14:39 Silicon Avatar
 
What I got out of the Wii U article is to wait until next Christmas. By then it will have had 2 big updates and some more games.

 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 21, 2013, 11:39 Silicon Avatar
 
Barnes and Noble? Really?

Oh Forbes. Why are you even considered news?

 
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News Comments > Three Dog on Fallout Tease Fallout
2. Re: Three Dog on Fallout Tease Fallout Jan 21, 2013, 11:36 Silicon Avatar
 
I liked 3 Dog about as well as Mr. New Vegas. He was just sort of background noise.

I wish they'd just announce something already. My ears are perked and I'm sitting here listening.

 
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News Comments > EA: Possible All-Games Bans for Unreported SimCity Beta Bugs
50. Re: EA: Possible All-Games Bans for Unreported SimCity Beta Bugs Jan 20, 2013, 20:00 Silicon Avatar
 
Banning EA games from my library sounds more like a feature than a threat. It's sort of like a spam filter.  
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News Comments > New AMD/ATI Reference Drivers
3. Re: New AMD/ATI Reference Drivers Jan 18, 2013, 13:52 Silicon Avatar
 
I think I'll just wait for the next driver set.

I went Nvidia with a new PC I just built (for someone else) so I'll get to see how they compare in person.

It'll be really sad if ATI/AMD goes down though. The Nvidia will end up the only game in town and they will suck within a year.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 17, 2013, 13:45 Silicon Avatar
 
Horrible is a bit much.

The GUI is certainly VERY inconvenient and annoying in some places, but to qualify as horrible I'd need to see a lot of crashing and/or driver corruption, which I'm just not getting.

Windows ME is horrible. Windows 8 is more annoying than anything.

 
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News Comments > Fallout TV Series?
6. Re: Fallout TV Series? Jan 16, 2013, 14:43 Silicon Avatar
 
Eh... I wanted another game. I don't really care about a TV show unless they are releasing a game to go with it.  
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News Comments > Half-Life 2: Return to Ravenholm Screenshots
10. Re: Half-Life 2: Return to Ravenholm Screenshots Jan 14, 2013, 23:15 Silicon Avatar
 
I've sort of forgotten about Half Life now. I was really pumped for HL2, loved it, played it multiple times, bought the DLC, and then... Waited. Now I'm just sort of indifferent to news about it because they never do anything.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
14. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Jan 14, 2013, 00:54 Silicon Avatar
 
More resolution is fine with me. I suspect consumer adoption will be slow though.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
46. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 10, 2013, 20:21 Silicon Avatar
 
Fox News is is talking about deluded narcissists? Oh it's just too easy.

 
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