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News Comments > S.T.A.L.K.E.R. License Sold
29. Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. License Sold Dec 12, 2012, 19:57 Silicon Avatar
 
I want to see an RPG based on A Boy and His Dog.  
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Dec 9, 2012, 19:33 Silicon Avatar
 
Wikipedia was fun for a while but most of the information I see there now is stale, wrong, contentious, or just bone-headed. It's better to go to specialist sites and/or read real academic journals if you want to learn anything. It's not even good as starting point anymore.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 8, 2012, 18:34 Silicon Avatar
 
It's sad but it seems like they had every chance to succeed.

I hope ATI doesn't fail though. It's going to suck if there's only one video chip manufacturer and one CPU manufacturer..
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition & Free DLC
15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Sword of the Stars II: Enhanced Edition & Free DLC Dec 3, 2012, 20:21 Silicon Avatar
 
I almost bought this but noticed that it didn't have the kind of ship customization you get in GalCiv 2 (where you can customize ships out of parts for a new look). Then I saw it didn't have random galaxies either. That combined with all the hating fanboys in every post I read on the Steam forums sort of put a bad taste in my mouth. I'm still kind of interested though and twenty bucks isn't bad. Can't decide.

I did run across one called Stardrive that has almost everything I want, but it doesn't appear to be out yet. I might check that later.

I'm sort of interested in Distant Worlds too, but the price they charge for that game (when you add up all the addons) tied to the dated appearance isn't entirely enticing.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
2. Re: Saturday Mobilization Dec 1, 2012, 22:04 Silicon Avatar
 
I like smartphones but the way they charge for data is stupid. I had to sign up for a gig plan on my phone and I might use 200 megs a month on a busy month. It's more expensive because they like it that way and won't make enough tiers to support everyone's real needs.

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Nov 30, 2012, 20:11 Silicon Avatar
 
Who gets a zero day virus? Seriously.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 27, 2012, 14:32 Silicon Avatar
 
I looked at Amazon on Cyber Monday and didn't really see any awesome deals there. I used to get really crazy deals online when retailers were still trying to lure people in. Now the deals are okay but not crazy.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 27, 2012, 14:31 Silicon Avatar
 
How is Google going to patrol the billions of links it has. If it misses even one they get a lawsuit? That'd just turn into a lawyer free for all. It's bogus.

 
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News Comments > Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs?
59. Re: Intel Killing Off Desktop/Enthusiast PCs? Nov 27, 2012, 14:28 Silicon Avatar
 
So some mobo company will solder chips to a board and then that board will plug into a motherboard.

But honestly, when was the last time anyone built a gaming rig and then decided "I want to upgrade just the cpu?"

I guess this might affect overclockers, but it seems to me that most of the benefits of overclocking were wiped away a few years ago. I never even think about it anymore.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 00:00 Silicon Avatar
 
If imagined gamer slights are all Cliffski has to worry about these days he really ought to just shut up.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2012, 00:40 Silicon Avatar
 
There were some pretty good deals around, but I didn't go out anywhere for anything. I found them all online. slickdeals.net pretty much tells you where to go to get what you want. If it's not listed there then it probably wasn't on sale.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 21, 2012, 21:48 Silicon Avatar
 
I got rear-ended by some woman who was texting while driving. I'm sick of people being so caught up on the net that they can't take 5 minutes to drive properly. If your life is that busy ride a bus or hire a taxi..  
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News Comments > Croteam on Windows 8 Issues
38. Re: Croteam on Windows 8 Issues Nov 17, 2012, 19:06 Silicon Avatar
 
So the solution is for Croteam not to make their next game a tiled app and sell it on Steam instead of through the MS Store. You know, like since time began. It works fine.
 
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News Comments > New AMD Catalyst Beta
4. Re: New AMD Catalyst Beta Nov 17, 2012, 13:12 Silicon Avatar
 
BF is coming up next week. I don't know if I'd bite on that deal or wait.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 16, 2012, 20:09 Silicon Avatar
 
If it's Guy Fieri - a dude who is a chef, has his own TV show, owns several restaurants, and promotes charities VS. some dude who eats food and talks about it on a newspaper I'm gonna have to go with Guy.

 
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News Comments > Hero-U Kickstarter Homestretch
6. Re: Hero-U Kickstarter Homestretch Nov 15, 2012, 18:52 Silicon Avatar
 
I already spent my money on the 2 Guys from Andromeda and their Space Quest clone/remake. Sorry Roberta.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 15, 2012, 00:44 Silicon Avatar
 
They should scan all their old issues and put them online.  
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News Comments > Sunday Consolidation
6. Re: Sunday Consolidation Nov 11, 2012, 18:51 Silicon Avatar
 
CNN is dying. Netcraft confirmed it.  
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News Comments > Molyneux's Curious PC Curiosity Explanation
3. Re: Molyneux's Curious PC Curiosity Explanation Nov 9, 2012, 22:53 Silicon Avatar
 
Sooo... You download an app and then tap a cube with your finger until it reveals the next layer of cube.

I was going to say that it sucked but then I realized that I just described the basic gameplay of Minecraft.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 6, 2012, 19:26 Silicon Avatar
 
If Amazon had a better anime streaming section I'd probably get Prime. Their selection is too limited for it to replace Netflix for me -> yet.  
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